Creating a Killer Mobile Website Experience

Killer Mobile Website

Last week we talked about why your website must be mobile friendly and the importance of offering a great online brand experience. Now that we’ve discussed the reasons why your business needs to adapt to the web and the various browsers we conduct our searches on, it’s time to provide you with advice on how to make your website mobile friendly and how to get the most ROI from your investment. Ready? Creating a killer mobile website experience. The first thing you need to know about creating a killer mobile website experience is that it’s all about the design. While […]

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly

It should go without saying that the web changed the world. We can surf the web for pleasure or business 24/7. We can get anything we desire with the click of a button. We can build relationships with the person next door or with someone 5,000 miles away without ever leaving our home. We can research our ailments on WebMD, play video games with friends in another state, or watch current events unfold as they happen. The possibilities are endless! I think it’s pretty cool what we can do these days via the web. What amazes me more is that […]

Why is my IP Blocked?!

Oops My IP is blocked

If you have a website or email through a hosting provider, chances are you will or have received an IP Address Block.  While this may seem annoying at the time, this is really implemented for your online protection and security. ClickHOST uses IP address blocks on the web server firewall to prevent hacking, spamming or other attacks on your hosting account and other services.   There are several reasons why your IP could be getting blocked, like if we see large volumes of emails sending or receiving from your account, or we find malware on your site or other untrusted activity. […]

How to Get Involved in Social Media

How to Get Involved with Social Media

Social media is important for any business or non-profit organization. You must be engaging your clients or your customers online in order to thrive in our digital world. It’s no longer a question of whether you should be participating in online conversations, but how you should be doing it. There are two main areas that I want to focus on in this post: The Tools and The Rules. First, you have to decide what social media apps or channels you want to use to build your brand. There are plenty of options available and it can be overwhelming. The second […]

Why Social Media is Important for Your Business

Why Social Media is Important for Business

Our world has forever changed due to social media. The exchange of news or ideas used to take days, even weeks to share. Now we can have all the information we ever wanted in an instant. We can learn about large earthquakes in San Francisco as it’s happening. We can hear about how a company brand has done something wonderful or horrible in seconds. We can even watch a live jump from the edge of space with our phone, when it seemed impossible to broadcast from the moon over four decades ago. We are connected in ways some of us […]

What is Branding and Why Is It Important?

What is Business Branding?

Building an effective brand is one of the most critical investments you could ever make in your business or organization. Great brands thrive. Horrible brands die. Even if you have a fantastic service or product, you can find yourself struggling to stay alive because your brand doesn’t resonate or connect with your audience. Today I want to talk about the essence of branding and why it’s important for you to invest in it. What is Branding? Some of us imagine a fiery hot iron rod with a unique symbol being burned onto the backside of a cow. This type of […]

What Makes Great Websites Great

What Makes a Great Website Great

Many business owners have long wondered whether a website is really worth their investment, and if so, what their return on investment will be. This is completely understandable because launching a new website or redesigning one can be an arduous task and very expensive. After all, if you’re going to spend thousands of dollars, shouldn’t there be a reasonable expectation that you will generate it back? The honest answer is it depends. Generating a return on investment when it comes to website design and development is based on many factors, but the truth is that if you have a great […]

Top 5 WordPress beginner tips

ClickHOST WordPress Sticker

So you are new to WordPress? WordPress is a very flexible and powerful system, and it can be very overwhelming for beginners. Where to start? Well, there are many great WordPress video and tutorial websites, for example: wp101.com and wpbeginner.com. We’ve also compiled this list of top WordPress beginner resources. The WordPress community is very open and people love to help. Make sure you join a local Meetup and attend your local WordCamp. There are also many wonderful Facebook, and Google+ community pages. After many years of working with and supporting WordPress we’ve come up with the following 5 top […]

It’s WordCamp Atlanta 2014!

2014 WordCamp Atlanta

We are very excited to sponsor WordCamp Atlanta for the 3rd year in a row! WordCamp is a great event and attracts WordPress enthusiasts with very diverse backgrounds. This year we’ll have over 450 attendees over 2 days at the amazing Loudermilk Conference Center in downtown Atlanta. Attendees will be from all over the US and the world. It will be 2 days of networking, learning and sharing. If you are lucky you can still get a ticket here: WordCamp Tickets or follow the Twitter hashtag #WCATL. Our owner, Carel, is one of this year’s organizers and speakers. He will […]

How to order a ClickHOST hosting account

It may seem obvious to geeks, but the typical business owner may need to see for themselves exactly how you sign up for your web hosting account at ClickHOST. Yes it’s easy, but Stefan makes it even easier by showing you exactly what screens to click on throughout the process. In this step-by-step video Stefan will show you exactly how to order a hosting account from ClickHOST. The video includes information on ordering a domain name and and updating your domain settings. Take it away Stefan…     Hello Everyone! Stefan with ClickHOST here. And today I’m going to be […]