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Save over 90% off Domain Names from Network Solutions

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Offer Expired- Price increased to $3.95 per domain name.

Network Solutions is offering a deal that's almost too good to pass on if you're in the market to register domain names. Right now, but for a limited time, you can register up to 3 domain names for only $2.95 each for the first year. That's right, you can use this offer for up to 3 domain names. It gives you flexibility if you want to protect your brand with multiple domain names.

Normally, we do consider Network Solutions to be one of the more expensive domain registrars but this is a really good domain registration offer. There are also other cheaper domain deals such as the $1.99 Yahoo! Domain but that one only allows you to register a single domain name.

Also, there are some limitations with this deal. As said before, the limit is 3 domain names and the offer is only valid for new Network Solutions customers. But other than that you couldn't ask for a better price!

Network Solutions $2.95 Domain Name Offer

A Free Tool to Help Track Your Business Marketing and Reputation

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Free Yahoo! Marketing Dashboard

If you run a small business or company, the chances are you have an online presence whether you have a dedicated web site or not. We've come to learn in this age that the Internet is a veritable hodgepodge of information. Somewhere out there is information about your business. It can show up anywhere such as in search engines and online directories, review sites like Yelp, and even on Facebook and Twitter.

So now that we know the information is out there, how can we gather it all into one easy to read report? And one that is FREE? Well look no further. Introducing the brand new Yahoo! Marketing Dashboard! This is a completely free service from Yahoo! Small Business! It is designed to be a hub for monitoring and analyzing your marketing efforts, building your reputation, and discovering new opportunities all under a single platform! No more going from site to site to see what people are saying about your business.

Let's break down the features of the Yahoo! Marketing Dashboard:

  • Business listings ─ Find out which search engines and directories include your business, if their listings are accurate, and if there are new listing opportunities you may be missing.
  • Online business reputation ─ Learn what customers are saying about you across the Web, so you can be responsive to their needs and provide better customer service.
  • Web site traffic ─ Discover how well your web site is performing by viewing Yahoo! Web Hosting, Yahoo! Merchant Solutions, or Google Analytics site traffic reports.
  • Marketing campaigns ─ Track key metrics from email marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns, so you know what is working.
  • Online sales ─ Know how your daily sales are doing with order and revenue reporting from your Yahoo! Merchant Solutions online store.
  • Marketing ideas – Learn about new marketing approaches and leading marketing service providers, like Constant Contact and OrangeSoda, which can help your business grow.

If you run a small business, it's important to know what people are saying about you on the Internet. It can help you target your marketing efforts so they are more effective. On top of that, this service is FREE! The Yahoo! Marketing Dashboard comes in a few other varieties as well that do have monthly fees. These include added features such as submitting your business profile to over 100 search engines and directories and quick and easy responding to reviews and mentions directly from the Marketing Dashboard.

The Free Yahoo! Marketing Dashboard Reputation Tracker

Stay on top of your online reputation and build your brand with the FREE Yahoo! Marketing Dashboard!

How VPS hosting can benefit your web site or small business web

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There are so many different types of web hosting it may be confusing. Often we go for the lowest cost which is shared web hosting. With contracts to lock in even lower prices, we are also often left disappointed with a shared web host that does not deliver. If you have a large web site or plan rapid growth there are alternatives. In our previous blog entry we covered cloud hosting and today we cover Virtual Private Server or VPS. The following is an excerpt from our new article, Virtual Private Servers Explained: Have you outgrown shared hosting?

A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is what is created when a web hosting provider takes one of their larger servers and divides it into many separate small servers. Also known as a Virtual Root Server (VRS) or a Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS), the idea originated due to a need to provide more individualized services to website owners who found that they needed more power and functionality than their shared web hosting account could provide. Before the advent of a VPS, those who needed to upgrade their shared web hosting account had to do so using a dedicated server, which can get quite expensive.

What Exactly Does VPS Mean?

A Virtual Private Server is quite the inventive idea. Since a number of small virtual servers can be used instead of the one large server, which are now considered to be individual servers and can now be rented out to many different customers, more people are going to benefit from the additional resources that come with a VPS. These customers are now not only able to still have access to the power that the larger server provides, they are now able to receive their very own dedicated Central Processing Unit (CPU) as well as Random Access Memory (RAM).

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Five Reasons you may need Cloud Hosting for your Web Site

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Perhaps cloud hosting is a term you've heard tossed around recently? But now you're probably wondering what it is and can it help my business or web site? We've added a new article to our resource section to help you with this question. Below is an excerpt from our new article: Cloud Hosting - Understanding the Basics.

Although the idea of Cloud Hosting has been around for many years, only recently has this concept to host a website been put into actual practice. Also known as Cloud Computing and Clustered Hosting, Cloud Hosting is quite different from the way client-server computing has been working for the past 20 years when every application was allocated to one web server that was located in one data center. Unfortunately, this meant that if one server were to experience any down time the user would experience an interruption in their service (unless a backup system took over, which didn’t always work as expected).

What Exactly is Cloud Hosting?

When Cloud Hosting is utilized, an entire network of interconnected servers is used to host a website instead of just the one web server. This means that all of the resources that are needed to manage a website are being utilized by more than the one web server, which in turn means that the website will now be able to use several different servers to house all the various facets needed to competently host the website. This new setup allows for both faster and much more efficient web hosting services.

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New Article - Choosing the Best Firefox Add-ons for SEO

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The following is an excerpt from our new article - Choosing the Best Firefox Add-ons for SEO

As a search engine optimizer, you’re probably getting used to the idea of viewing the Internet like you’re someone staring at the cold green digits of The Matrix. You don’t see page titles anymore; you only see key phrases. Admittedly, it’s not the best way to have fun on the Internet.

But if you want to have a little fun with your unique worldview, then you might try customizing your browser experience (in this case, our personal favorite browser – Firefox) into something a little more user-friendly. This means you can stop trying to see everything in Matrix mode and let your browser do that work for you. How can you accomplish this? By downloading some easy and convenient add-ons, of course! And once you see what these Add-ons can accomplish, we promised you’ll be glad you kept reading this article after two paragraphs.

First, let’s consider a few very popular Add-ons...

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