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WestHost Meets CloudFlare

01 Jul. 2015WestHost has partnered with CloudFlare to increase your website’s speed and security. The days of having to sacrifice speed for security are over. Thanks to CloudFlare teaming up with web hosting providers such as WestHost, your website can reach optimal speeds and maintain the absolute highest level of security. What is CloudFlare? CloudFlare is a … Continue reading

Supercharge Your Site With CloudFlare!

01 Jul. 2015Join two million other sites in their quest to be faster and safer with CloudFlare services. Website owners and visitors alike share two main concerns when operating and interacting on the web: speed and security. Every day sites are compromised by malicious forces such as hackers or bots. Likewise, a slow-loading site is enough to...

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Supercharge Your Website With CloudFlare!

01 Jul. 2015

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

We’re excited to announce our partnership with CloudFlare, whose ‘supercharge’ powers could have your website running at Olympian speeds in just a few clicks. There are two common demands that both website owners and visitors share: speed and security. The freedom to browse the internet in a secure environment and in near real-time may seem...

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Why Creating An Inclusive Board Is Vital For Your Company

30 Jun. 2015

Posted by Jessica Furseth

Having a diverse board has a trickle-down effect to the rest of the company, and the studies leave no room for doubt here: gender and ethnic diversity is very, very good for business. The studies are clear on this one: having women on the company board is good for business. Earlier this spring, non-profit organisation...

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‘Sites For Sore Eyes: The World’s Worst Websites

30 Jun. 2015

Check out some of the world’s worst websites, they’ll teach you a thing or two about what your own ‘site shouldn’t look like. You’ll often hear many people claim that they’ve just stumbled across the worst website in the world, and debate has raged for years about which site truly deserves that title. The enterprising...

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New gTLDs Coming In July

29 Jun. 2015Take a sneak peek at which new domain name endings will be available to register next month! The gTLD wave continues in July as 11 new domain name endings will be made available for registration. New generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) give website owners hundreds of unique domain name options. Instead of only finding .coms and...

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What Is Missing From Your Landing Page?

29 Jun. 2015Your landing page is visually appealing and easy to use but why are conversion rates so low? Take a look what could be missing from your landing page. A guest clicks the magic link to arrive at your landing page. The design is flawless, colors are just the right hue and your call to action...

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Siri, Take The Wheel: The Self-Driving Car Is Almost Here!

29 Jun. 2015

Posted by Jessica Furseth

The commercially available autonomous car may hit the road as soon as next year, but we’re not quite ready to give up complete control quite yet. The self-driving car is a sci-fi film staple: it’s a symbol of an ultimate technological advancement. So it’s pretty exciting – the future is almost here! The autonomous car...

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The Dark Side Of Advertising

29 Jun. 2015

What is pop-up advertising? And does it work? We’ve all experienced the irritation of pop-ups. A new browser window spontaneously opening on our computers containing some gaudy (and usually flashing) message about an online casino or dating website is not an uncommon occurrence. Designed to encourage click-throughs or harvest email addresses for future usage, these...

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Become A .GURU

26 Jun. 2015Looking to show off your expertise? Consider a .guru domain name! Following the release of hundreds of new generic Top-Level Domains (or gTLDs), we’re covering some of the most popular domain name endings! We recently looked at .nyc, .science and .club, and we are now investigating another sought-after gTLD: .guru. The .guru domain name ending...

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Emoji’s: Coming Soon To A Password Near You

26 Jun. 2015Get your winky face ready, emojis are stepping into security. How many four-digit personal identification numbers (PINs) do you use on a regular basis? Those tricky little codes could soon be replaced by the world’s favorite icons: emojis. A British security firm, Intelligent Environments, has launched an alternative to regular passwords, introducing emojis as an...

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Today’s 10 Coolest Kickstarters

26 Jun. 2015

Posted by Nick Hall

Kickstarter is a treasure trove of weird and wonderful gadgets, software and innovative design feats that could shape our world tomorrow. Not all of them will see the light of day – in fact a large portion of them won’t – but more than 87,000 Kickstarter projects have now been successfully funded, and 107 have...

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Dumbphones: Backlash Technology

26 Jun. 2015

“Dumb” mobile phones are here to free us from the hold of smart technology. But is going backwards really a solution? There’s a new fancy mobile phone out that does something “amazing”: it just makes calls! Light Phone is designed for people who want a break from technology: it’s a sleek white phone the size...

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Struggling To Innovate? Try These Brain Boosters

25 Jun. 2015We can’t be geniuses every day, so when you’re having an off day give these brain boosters a shot to get the juices flowing. On days when your brain is lacking in creativity, do not despair for all is not lost. There are actions you can take to get inspired. At times when it’s too...

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What Is A Domain Name?

25 Jun. 2015

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

What is a domain name? And why do you need one for your business? Long gone are the days where business was conducted by phone, fax and endless files of paper. As the past two decades have slipped by, paper-based administrative duties within the office have seen a decline and communications have taken on a...

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Link Building 101

24 Jun. 2015When typing away for your business blog, you should be linking out to relevant pages. Here are the basics you should know before adding links. Keeping up with your business blog can be taxing. Keeping up with your business blog’s search engine ranking by following current SEO (search engine optimization) trends can be really tough....

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A Guide To Employing Generation Y: Digital Skills

24 Jun. 2015

The benefits of selecting your new hires from generation Y are many and varied. We take a look at how a millennial could boost your in-house digital arsenal, and get some tips and tricks from our own gen-Yer. We’ve not been shy on pushing the importance of millennials in today’s business environment. Although they have...

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Finding Your Perfect Domain Name

23 Jun. 2015Before you create your website, make sure you lock down the perfect domain name for your business or blog. When trying to get your business or blog online, the very first step you should take is to register a domain name. This domain name will become synonymous with your brand and will become a primary … Continue reading

Looking Closer At Connectivity

23 Jun. 2015

Posted by Neil Cumins

Where did broadband come from? And where is it going? It seems a long time since the nation’s homes echoed to the high-pitched screeches of data being transmitted down a phone line en route to a dial-up modem. Ofcom reported recently that 97% of UK residents now have access to broadband of at least 2Mbit/s...

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iZone Performance: Bringing Formula 1 Within Your Reach

23 Jun. 2015

Simulator technology is bringing motorsports to the public, and it’s awesome. On the back of every ticket to a motor racing event there is a clear disclaimer: motorsport is dangerous. It goes without saying, climbing into a 200mph rocket and launching yourself along a track isn’t generally considered safe, and talented drivers lose their lives...

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