Is your Website Mobile-friendly for Google?


Google recently announced that on April 21, 2015, they will be launching a new mobile-friendly ranking algorithm that will impact Google’s search results on websites that are seen as not mobile-friendly, thus dramatically affecting the rankings these sites receive for smartphone users. Today, more than ever, potential customers are searching for your business from their smartphone.  According to Google, 95% of smartphone owners use their smartphone to search for local businesses and about 50% of all searches done on Google are done on a mobile device. Currently, Google penalizes rankings for sites that provide a bad user-experience to mobile searchers giving them […]

It’s time to learn WordPress

WordCamp Atlanta 2015

This will be the fourth year in a row that we will be at WordCamp in Atlanta! WordCamp attracts WordPress enthusiasts with very diverse backgrounds and experience levels. Like last year we expect over 450 attendees over 3 days at the Loudermilk Conference Center in downtown Atlanta. Tickets go on sale at 10am ET, February 26th, 2015 and they usually go quick! Click here to buy your ticket. Come and learn from WordPress gurus and newbies from all over the world. It will be 3 days of networking, learning and sharing. If you didn’t get a ticket then ask on Twitter using […]

Competitive Analysis From The SEO Perspective


The term “SEO” is as old as Internet… well maybe not the Internet, but at least as search engines. It has been around for a while and it might sound a bit outdated, but nevertheless it’s a backbone of every inbound marketing campaign and one of the main traffic drivers of the biggest online brands. Speaking about the big players – if they’re using SEO, why shouldn’t you as well? If you’d like to be the first one in your niche (and it’s never too late to do so), check out these handy tips below. Competitive Rankings The first way […]

How to Analyze Backlinks The Right Way


So you’ve created your shiny new website, optimized it with keywords and you’re waiting for Google to let the traffic in. Well, if you look at your analytics account probably you’ll notice that the traffic spikes aren’t as impressive as expected. To make the content work for itself you need backlinks. Have you ever wondered why you see particular results in search engines for your query? Results that appear there aren’t accidental. Thanks to backlinks search engines can determine the popularity of your website. Think about it as casting votes. The more votes your website receives, the more popular it […]

Marcus Lemonis is the keynote at Kids Business Expo 2015!

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ClickHOST is very excited to support the 1st ever Kids Business Expo in Atlanta. The focus of this Expo is to give kids the knowledge they need to start or grow their own businesses. The Expo is for ages 12 to 18. The Expo will have programs running throughout the Saturday, February 7th. “We are excited to see that the concept and vision of Kids Business Expo is so well received by students and young entrepreneurs. The combination of education and an expo is reaching into schools, business clubs, and many other platforms teaching the importance of entrepreneurship,” said Dirk Ebener, […]

Guinness Book of Records attempt for Largest Networking Event


On February 5th, 2015 in Atlanta, GA we will be part of a Guinness Book of Records attempt for the “Largest Networking Event.” We will also attempt the “Largest Speed Networking Event.” Come and join us to make history! The is all part of the Networking Expo celebrating International Networking Week. BNI, one of the largest referral networking groups in the world, will be one of the primary sponsors. Visit the ClickHOST booth to learn more about our products and services, and for a chance to win a Syma X5C Quad Copter with camera. Our booth will be in Exhibit Hall B […]

How To Use SEO To Make Your Online Business Successful


The beauty of a small business, is that the owner is involved in every aspect of the entrepreneurial life that’s going on inside the company. He or she is often a superhero who is in charge of marketing, sales, customer support, PR, HR and advertising activities – not one at a time, but simultaneously. It’s true that every kind of entrepreneurship is a full-time job, but in smaller ventures, you can get a bit overwhelmed by the amount of important tasks that need to completed to make the business exist and bring profit. With online ventures there is one extra […]

Faster & more reliable web hosting is here!


We’ve been working hard on upgrading our server infrastructure over the last few months to provide you the best, fastest, and most secure hosting environment. As a part of these improvements, we are moving to a new Data Center. We have already started moving some servers, and we will be completing the move over the next few weekends! What does this mean to me? Be on the lookout for email announcements from ClickHOST. We will be sending communications to each account on the scheduled server before migration begins. Migrations will take place over the weekend to minimize impact to your operations. […]

What Positionly Can Do for Your Business

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Positionly is SEO software that can do some very specific things for your business. The program is designed as a one-stop solution for all your SEO needs. One thing I like about Positionly off the bat is that they are not trying to be another bloated sophisticated-sounding geek tool that you can brag about at SEO conference parties. Positionly is not designed to take the place of your in-house SEO or professional agency. Positionly unapologetically describes their audience as “non-technical people, who know nothing or very little about SEO.” Or as Carel Bekker, owner of ClickHOST put it when he […]

Why do I need a Backup of my Website?

Should I backup my website?

Your new website is live!  You are going in making blog posts, updating and moving site content, and OOPS!   You have accidentally erased a file or changed something you can’t figure out how to change back.  No worries, you have a copy of your site files, right? Website backups are an essential part of owning and maintaining a website. It is the site owner’s responsibility to keep a recent backup of your site files in case the unforeseen happens and restoration is required.  Having a copy of your site files on your own computer can be very useful in case […]