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Posted by: Alex Melen in: SEO
Using HostSEO.org to Dominate Search Engine Results
SEO hosting is the most important tool for a webmaster who wants to improve search engine rankings through link building. Typically, when webmasters link up their own websites to each other, they do so through a single IP address. This can prove to be very problematic for link building due to the nature of the search engine spiders. These spiders will often times either ignore or assign lower value to inbound links from domains located on the same IP address. As such, webmasters who own multiple domains are constantly seeking new ways to link up their websites without running into the issue of devalued links. One method of doing that is through SEO hosting services such as HostSEO.org.
HostSEO.org allows you to host your domain on one server with different unique c-class IP’s, making the search engines identify those domains as owned by different people. Having the search engines think your websites are unique and different means you get all the SEO benefits of link building without compromising any link juice. While this does not necessarily provide you with more links from your websites, this does ensure that the links between your websites are considered inbound links from outside sources. If you have several PR5 websites all linking to each other, hosting them on separate c-class IP addresses will allow them to pass their full link juice to your other websites. This will provide you with an array of high quality backlinks, elevating your website to higher search engine positions and increasing both visibility and traffic.
HostSEO.org additionally ranks as one of the best SEO hosting services. As one of the fastest growing hosting companies with over 5,000 people currently using their services, HostSEO.org offers 99.9% uptime with a 30 day money back guarantee. HostSEO.org’s reliable service is backed by a 24/7 help desk and 8 hour live chat service manned by a helpful and knowledgeable staff. In fact, HostSEO reviews from ReviewGuru.com stand at an impressive 97% Excellent score.
What makes HostSEO exceptional is the fact that not only do they provide superior hosting services, but their prices are also incredibly competitive with hosting services of lower quality. Starting at prices as low as $13/month, HostSEO allows you to experience the results of SEO hosting without the financial burden. Testimonial from a satisfied customer said HostSEO was far superior to HostGator, a claim that many other web hosting services can only dream of. As a subdivision of T35 Hosting, one of the largest web hosts in the world, HostSEO provides reliable servers that allow your site to load faster without any downtime.
Creating back links is the most effective way to improve search engine ratings. HostSEO.org lets you mount a very effective link building campaign for your websites from unique c-class IP addresses without being hindered by major search engines.
Backlink Build has partnered with T35 Hosting, to create HostSEO.org, a new revolutionary service that allows you to host multiple domains each on separate class C-IP addresses. The SEO company hopes that this new hosting plans will help webmasters who want to take advantage using SEO service to increase the popularity of their website.
New Jersey – June 9, 2011 – HostSEO.org gives webmasters the ability to assign unique class C-IP’s to each domain. Each Class C-IP address costs $5, which great considering you receive 20GB of space and 2000 GB of bandwidth as well as an instant backup service. There is no limit to the amount of unique class C-IP’s one could buy and the amount of domains one could have on each class C-IP. However, in order to get the full value of SEO hosting each domain should have its own IP. Another benefit to using the SEO web hosting service is that you could manage all your domains under one WHM account. In addition, just like Backlink Build, HostSEO.org has a live chat feature to help users who are new to SEO and SEO web hosting.
Hosting on Unique IP’s determines how well a webmaster can increase his search engine rankings. It’s no secret that all major search engines, including Google, partially determine your website ranking based on the sites that link to you; and webmasters typically have multiple sites linked together to improve their backlink hits. The more times web users hit the backlinks the more the higher the website ranking; however, the ingenuity of search engines allowed them to determine if your sites are all hosted under the same server. Therefore, search engines will not rank increase your website ranking if they find out all of your sites under the same server. Nevertheless, HostSEO.org allows you to host all of your websites from one server but on unique class C-IP’s. Search engines cannot determine whether your sites are on the same server, thereby allowing you to pass link juice when linking your sites.
Additional Services offered by all HostSEO.org Plans:
Backlink Build, a web development and SEO expert company, was founded in 2009 and has since developed relationships with over 400 clients engaging in numerous niches. The company’s website offers unique and highly integrated SEO packages with a combination of backlinks, blogging, social bookmarking, and directory submissions. T35 Hosting was founded in 1997 as a free web hosting company. Currently, it boasts a total of 1.8 million customers and it continues to grow every day. It also offers paid web hosting services with unlimited domain hosting.
We are still selling footer links on our T35 Hosting Network. With over 1,500,000 sites and over 15,000,000 pages, you can instantly get millions of backlinks and receive and instant boost in SEO and Traffic. The links are sold on a monthly basis and get 150-350 clicks/day. Our network is quantcast & compete.com verified and ranked in the top 2,500 sites in the US. Please shoot me an email at email@example.com if you’re interested. Mention that you this offer on our blog and I’ll throw in a special discount!
For years we have banned all adult content from all of our hosting services (including T35 Free Hosting, T35 Paid Hosting and HostSEO). We have finally decided to start a service specifically for those members so we can move them to the appropriate servers/environment to host their LEGAL adult content (often things like Japaneses comics, etc..). On that note, we present our service: Unlimited Adult Hosting. As always, all content has to be 100% legal in the US, but now there is a place for content that we have otherwise blocked on our t35 and hostSEO services. In a new service model, we are also offering unlimited space & bandwidth on these paid hosting plans, but the “unlimited” terms will be limited to website files (not movies, etc..) and is outlined in the unlimited policy on our site. To find out more, please visit our site and let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions: http://www.UnlimitedAdultHosting.com.
For those interested, I wanted to let everyone know that we finally have one footer text link spot opening on our free hosting network. This spot, sold on a monthly basis, gives you millions of backlinks on our free hosting network while also giving you 150-350 clicks/day. Our network is quantcast verified and ranked in the top 2,500 sites in the US. We get over 4,000,000 unique monthly visitors with over 20,000,000 monthly impressions. Please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested. Mention that you found out from this blog and I’ll throw in a special discount!
Have you ever wanted to easily build your site without worrying about the designs, scripts, web hosting, etc..? Well good news!! Today we launch our new web page building wizard: http://WebPageWizard.org. Our new service allows you to build your entire site in just a few minutes. We have included hundreds of design styles, dozens of scripts and appls, and much more! Plans start at $10/mo and include unlimited bandwidth and an unlimited number of pages. Plans that start at $20/mo feature support for multiple web sites and $25 of facebook ad credit. What are you waiting for? Head over to the web page builder and check out the live demo! You can also try it out for 15 days with no obligations or commitments! Coupon code “t35″ will take another 10% off.
Posted by: Alex Melen in: Web Hosting
Have you heard of SEO Hosting? The fact is that most people have not. Yet, SEO Hosting is becoming one of the hottest growth areas in the hosting industry. The concept behind it is also very simple. SEO Hosting providers webmasters with a way to manage all of their domains under one WHM login while at the same time giving them access to a certain amount of c-lass ip’s. By placing each site/domain on a unique ip, you can now form link exchanges between your sites that would give you 100% link juice (vs. the very minimal amount you would get if all the domains/sites were on the same ip). Now in the eyes of google, all of your sites/domains are unique and on unique ip’s/servers, giving you a maximum boost in search engine ranking.
In an age where companies spend tens of thousands of dollars just to rank a few spots higher in google, SEO Hosting gives you a relatively cost-effective way to achieve your goals. Sounds like something that you might be interested in? Check out our new SEO Hosting site: HostSEO.org.
Looking for a free web host today is a lot different then it was just a few years back. Make sure to look at all of your choices and to compare the web hosting plans. Below are the top 5 features to look for when choosing the perfect free web host.
Unlimited Space & Bandwidth
In most cases you are getting a free web hosting account to avoid paying for hosting. The last thing you want to happen is for you to have a free page up for a few days and then be hit with an “out of space – please pay to upgrade”. Free web hosts usually place ads on your pages and make more money the more space and bandwidth you use. Thus, they shouldn’t have a problem with offering unlimited space & bandwidth for free (without using that to force you to upgrade).
Limited Non-Intrusive Ads
These days most free web hosts can get by from very limited ads either on the 404 pages or on the footers of your pages. You shouldn’t need to have your entire site covered by your hosts banner ads and pop-ups to get a decent hosting account. You should also stay away from hosts that have absolutely no ads. These hosts are obviously not generating any revenue and won’t be able to stay in business and pay for their expenses for long.
An Established Company
It’s become so easy to start a free web host that companies can easily seem great one day and then disappear the next. This is especially the case since the service being offered is “free” and requires very limited expertise to get started. Make sure your web host is well established and has been around offering free web hosting for a while. Several companies like, T35 Hosting, have been offering free web hosting services for over 12 years.
Uploading Your Site
The most important feature you will use from any free web host is the uploading feature. This is how you will upload your initial site and make any future changes. Make sure your host has several options to upload and edit your files like FTP and an online file manager (when you are away from home and don’t have an ftp application installed).
The last thing you expect from your new web host is for things to break or not work, but unfortunately that is sometimes the case. When this happens, the only one there to help you is the host’s support team. Compare web hosts and make sure you use one that offers a comprehensive support system. Features to look for include a helpdesk, support forum, and a live chat. If the host has a forum make sure to visit it to see how active it is and how quickly requests are answered.
Link building is the most important aspect in getting a website the priority placement on various major search engines such as Google and Yahoo. Therefore one might call link building as one of the more powerful promotional tool on the web. The advantages availed of a successful link building process is
Another way to move up the ladder on the rank list of the search engines is to buy backlinks. However this method includes a lot of expenditure as one need to buy a lot of backlinks, which, besides also need to be relevant. If you have the money, then it’s no problem. Buy backlinks is an investment as it sooner or later helps you bag in good amount of lead generation.
In the process of link building we can also employ the help of link building service firms. These link building service firms may come out with packages which are ideal for the websites that are newer and desire to be indexed and ranked high in various commonly used search engines.
Thus buying backlinks and taking help from professional link building service firms help in link building and increasing the link popularity. Link popularity here, meaning the link numbers that point to your website from various other sites. Also one might add that it is not the quantity but quality of the links that is important and matters at the end.
For those of you attending HostingCon in Washginton D.C. this year, I will be there for all three days and will be presenting on the morning of the first day. Here’s the full schedule: http://www.hostingcon.com/2009/attend/schedule.php
For those interested in going, please let me know – I was issued a discount code for being a presenter. I’m looking forward to connecting with all the other industry experts out there so if anyone is going please let me know! For those that can’t attend, I’ll be posting the slides to my presentation right after the event.
Posted by: Jose Sandiego in: Making Money Online
Using a WordPress Hosting Provider
WordPress is an extremely popular platform for publishing on the Internet. It has been employed by large companies to report on global events and hobbyists to inform the family about the cat having babies. WordPress offers a range of benefits to casual and professional users alike, and there are many WordPress hosting companies that can help you get started right away.
The WordPress platform allows anyone to start blogging or publishing a website even without any significant background in web design. Most WordPress hosting providers offer a one-click installation of the necessary software so you can start creating and publishing content right away.
WordPress makes it easy to design and add content to your blog. There are thousands of free templates available to help create the look you want. This is one of the features that make WordPress so accessible to the general public. The layout and design elements are completely separate from the content, which means that once the design is set, any of the authors on the blog can start writing and not have to deal with all the design issues.
Finally, one of the best reasons to use WordPress is that it is open source software. To put it another way, it’s free. The software is open to the public to download and develop, and as the WordPress community continues to grow, more and more developments will keep appearing and new plug-ins and themes will become available. And it will all still be free.
WordPress Hosting Requirements
There are a couple ways to get a WordPress blog started. One is to register for a free online blog hosted by WordPress.com. This is completely free, but there are a couple of drawbacks to it. The first is that you will have fewer customization options because the blog must conform to their web hosting requirements, and the second is that the website address will not be your own. Instead it will be formatted as: “yourcompany.wordpress.com,” which can create a very unprofessional image. That’s not such a big deal for a personal blog, but it could really hurt a business.
Downloading and installing the software on your own WordPress hosting server, then, can offer you all the customization options you want and the ability to have it on your own domain. This option will, of course, incur some web hosting costs, but those are usually very affordable. When you start looking at your hosting options, though, there are some requirements that you should examine before settling on a company.
You need to make sure that the provider has enough bandwidth and storage space to accommodate your needs. You never know when your blog might hit it big, and the server will need to be able to cope with ever-increasing traffic. Be sure to look at the company’s history as well. What is their record when it comes to uptime vs. downtime? What do current and previous clients say about their service? Do they offer auto installation of upgrades and features? Finally, make sure that the provider has the proper software required for WordPress hosting – PHP, MySQL, and Apache server. When all these elements come together you can make your WordPress blog everything you want it to be.
As some of you might have heard from our facebook page, T35 is getting a complete make-over. We have already implemented some of the new features (including web stats for free hosting members) and the rest will be rolled out with the new design in a few weeks. The design is being built from the group up with a great emphasis on the user experience. To check out the screen shots and keep up-to-date with our updates, please check out our facebook page or start following me on twitter. As always, any comments, suggestions and feedback is always welcome. The web sites stats just added to free hosting accounts was done primarily because of user requests. This is also still very preliminary, but we are also considering finally offering mysql on free hosting as well (also a big user request). As always, keep the feedback and comments coming!
Posted by: Ben Johnson in: Making Money Online
Your logo is one element that can define your business completely. An important first impression about your business, many a time, is done by the appearance, style and design of your corporate logo.
While crafting a marketing and branding plan, logo designing comes out as one of the most important factor, which makes you to think what you should include within the design of your logo. In this blog post, you will get some tips and pointers on what to consider while selecting a logo for your business.
Learn from other successful logos
While you are thinking what type of logo will be the most suitable for your business, you can check those successful logos that have proven to be a successful emblem over time. For instance, the Coca-Cola logo, the Nike logos and many other logos that have been around for a significant period of time and that have really become a part of the consciousness of consumers from all parts of the world.
You can take tips and cues from these logos when it comes to the decision making process associated with your own business logo. These iconic logos have clean and clear design concepts, have basic color schemes and convey a sense of what the business is all about.
Be practical during brainstorming session
In addition to learning from other successful logos, you also need to clearly take practical considerations into account during logo design brainstorming session. For example, you will want to be certain that your logo will appropriately convey at least an indication of the products or services that you are offering through your business venture. In the end, a logo that really doesn’t convey a sense of what type of business you are in will prove to an ineffective branding attempt at best and a devastating error in the worst case scenario.
Moreover, you also make sure that your branding device should be appealing and attractive to the specific market niche in which you will contain the specific consumer group who will be most interested in doing business with your firm or company.
Avoid over-crowding, have a clean look
In selecting a logo design for your business, in determining what type of business logo will be most suitable for your venture, keep in mind that a clean and uncluttered look normally is the best selection, the best choice for your operation.
With a clean, clear and uncluttered logo you will find that consumers will more readily connect with your business. A quicker, sounder connection will increase the number of customers or clients that your firm or company will do business with both in the short and the long term.
Don’t forget to consider your industry
While you definitely do not want to copy another business’s logo design concept, it can be helpful for you to analyze what other businesses in your specific industry are doing in the way of logos, branding and related issues. Within a specific industry there can be some themes that are commonplace and well suited. Therefore, it likely will behoove your business to incorporate these themes into your own efforts at designing the most effective logo for your venture.
This is a step that a professional design firm will undertake as part of its own effort at developing the most effective and appropriate logo for your own business enterprise.
If you do take the time and make the effort to consider the factors set forth in this article you will be in the best possible position to understand what type of logo will be not only most suitable but also most effective for your business venture. You will be laying the groundwork for a successful and profitable business, the groundwork that will serve you well not only today but as your business grows into the future.
About the poster
This is a guest post from Ben Johnson of Logoinn, custom logo design service provider based in UK.
Some of you might have already heard the news, but to me it’s still unbelievable. Frequent visitors of this blog might remember seeing a rewiew I did a few months ago about all the old free hosts and how most of them no longer exists. Geocities was actually one of the few that was still around – mostly because it was backed by Yahoo! and could absorb the millions of dollars of expenses they were accruing.
Well, even the might Yahoo! no longer wants anything to do with free web hosting. For those that were online in the 1990′s, you might recall that Yahoo! spent over $2.87 billion to buy geocities. That’s right folks, say that number outloud to yourselves. $2.87 BILLION dollars. Not to mention that $2.87B in 1999 dollars would equal well over $3 BILLION today. Ironically enough, the value of the entire Yahoo! corporation was down to as low as $12B earlier this year.
Geocities was one of the original web hosts, and was actually one of the few that was started before T35. I actually enjoyed competing with them over the years (as opposed to competing with Google and all the dirty tricks they use). Here’s the official and final word from the Geocities folks themselves:
Sorry, new GeoCities accounts are no longer available. After careful consideration, we have decided to close GeoCities later this year. We’ll share more details this summer.
I know I’ve been MIA for a few months… I have been busy with some personal things, but am now back and will keep things more updated. I promise! To start things off, I would like to introduce our new website: http://www.DomainsFree.org. This is going to be a user-rated list of the best domain name registers (where you would go to purchase a domain name). We will also be adding coupons, etc.. to the most popular registrars to make sure you always get the best deal!
Make sure to check it out!
I just finished an interview with Michael Dunlop from Retireat21.com, go check it out: http://www.retireat21.com/interview/interview-with-alex-melen-founder-of-t35-free-web-hosting
Some of the questions I cover in the interview include:
– Tell us about your main project, T35 Hosting ? Why did you launch T35 Hosting ? Where are you at now with T35 Hosting ?
- I understand that you have over 600,000 free hosting customers and a few thousand paid hosting customers, what advice would you give a young entrepreneur trying to build a membership of any kind?
- Your website has an incredible today’s alexa ranking of 7000! How have you been able to achieve such a high rate of traffic? What advice would you give a young entrepreneur trying to market their website?
- Why should people use T35 over any other FREE host? What do you offer that makes your service better than your competition?
- Do you think that entrepreneurialism is something that is in your blood? Or is it something that can be learned?
- What advice would you give to a Young Entrepreneur setting up their first business?
An email I received from tripod this morning:
As announced on the 26th of November 2008 the portal and webhosting activities of the Lycos Europe GmbH will be discontinued. Unfortunately, the free hosting service Tripod is effected. For this reason we are hereby terminating your Tripod Account as of 15th February 2009. Until the 15th February you can use your Tripod account and your Homepage as usual. After this date we will close your account and delete all your content which was stored on Tripod in accordance with legal requirements. After this date it will be ímpossible to view your Homepage in the internet or to do a Backup using FTP from your page because the content will be unrecoverably deleted. That is why we advise you to to backup all necessary data in the near future from your Tripod Account on your hard drive and if wanted to upload it to another homepage provider. Please keep in mind that we do not offer any support for the free homepages neither by phone nor by email for upcoming questions. Because of this reason we created a short description how to backup your data. We regret having to take this step and we want to thank you for your confidence in the past. Currently, we are still working on finding a solution to provide you the service through another provider. If we should succeed in doing so, we will inform you within the next 4 weeks. But as this is currently doubtful, we would like to ask you to assume the end of the service. Despite the sad news we wish you and your family a successful 2009.
Your Lycos Tripod Team
For those who read my “What happened to free web hosting?” post from last year, Tripod was one of the few that was actually still around and operating. I guess I spoke too soon though. Although I haven’t used my tripod account in half a decade, it’s still sad to see another iconic 90′s free web host close it’s doors.
*UPDATE* I am still trying confirm if this applies to all of tripod, or only the European operations (tripod.co.uk). If anyone knows, please feel free to chime in.
Posted by: JerryLow in: Web Hosting
I bet many bloggers had the same question when they first started blogging: Where should I host my blog? Is hosting my blog on a free platform like WordPress and Blogspot better; or should I operate my blog on its individual domain name and hosting?
Yes, it’s normal that bloggers often face dilemma when it comes to hosting. While different bloggers have different answers for the question; one can’t deny that not every blog needs to be hosted on its own hosting with a unique domain name. As a matter of fact, there are tons of successful blogs do not run on its own hosting – SethGodin.typepad.com, BrandAutopsy.typepad.com, and PhotoshopDisasters.blogspot.com for example are some of the typical example.
When deciding which way to go with, these are the major five factors that should be considered.
The best part of operating a blog on a free platform is, well, FREE. Hosting blogs on a third party platform like WordPress or Blogspot is totally free of charge; a blog with its own domain is otherwise. Web hosting fees and domain renewal cost are the basic expenditures for blog with its own domain.
Free things often come with a catch-22. In our case, major disadvantage behind a free blog is the flexibility. For example, you have zero controls on the cgi-bin or .htaccess file of a WordPress blog, which means there is huge level of limitations in term of blog’s outlook and functionality designs.
Are you good with computers? Or, are you willing to learn further in website hosting? Do you have enough free time for your blog?
Think twice about hosting a blog yourself if the answer is ‘no’. Hosting a blog on its own domain simply means more maintenance tasks. PHP and database configuration, blog software installation, server side configuration (like robots.txt and .htaccess) – these are the basics for any blogs that run on its own domain/hosting.
Generally speaking, a blog with its own domain has more advantages when it comes to branding and marketing. A free blog’s long URL (like myfirstblog.wordpress.com) is ugly and hard to remember; plus a free blog often project a part-timer or amateur image online.
Yes we can’t deny that Seth’s and John’s blogs on TypePad are extremely successful but let’s not forget that these two clever minds are well known “brands” before they started their blogs.
Monetizing your blog might not be a big issue here unless you are looking forward to sell your blog in future. Most individual bloggers make money via selling advertisement space (banners or text links) and writing reviews – which are available for both ways of blogging.
Is free blog for you, or other wise?
Summing up factors listed above, there are a few scenarios when you should go with a free blog instead of its own domain. Non-techies, hobbyists, and students with limited time or budget are recommended to go with free blogging. There are plenty of good free blogging platform around and here are a quick list of some.
On the other hand, if you need a blog with better flexibility and branding potential, then a blog with its own domain/hosting is for you.
Do note that hosting nowadays is much cheaper than before. Most wonderful hosting services (T35 for example) charge less than $10/month – it’s so cheap that most webmasters own more than just one hosting account. Remember, a free blog on Blogspot or WordPress is like house renting – your blog simply borrows the hosting space owned by other bigger websites; while blogs with own domain is like properties in real world. If you can afford $10 on a monthly basis, why don’t take up the full ownership of your blog? In case you need help in choosing the right hosting, check out my web hosting reviews.
Guest post by Jerry Low of Web Hosting Secret Revealed.
Posted by: Alex Melen in: Recommended Resources
T35 Hosting and Melen (my brothers business) have teamed up on a new project to let you browse MySpace and Facebook from work & school (where they are typically blocked). The new site has very few ads (especially when browsing the pages), and sits on its own dedicated server and bandwidth up-link (to insure your websites load lighting fast). To view this new site just go to UnblockMyspace.com.
Just a quick update about our new facebook page. We finally switched from having a facebook group to having a *facebook page*. This lets us keep everyone updated with news, coupons, offers, promotions, video tutorials and much more! Everyone that has facebook (and even those that don’t), just click below and become a Fan of T35 Hosting!