Video is a great way to enhance your website, especially if you’re a business. But even the most viral video is wasted if it doesn’t encourage people to take some form of action. We’ve found a new tool that makes calls-to-action even better: Viewbix. It overlays calls to action right onto your video making them super accessible to your viewers as they watch your content. Read on to learn more! Read More
The size, capacity, and possibilities of the Internet are infinite. But with such a vast medium, it’s becoming more and more difficult to track of everything being said about your business. It’s even more difficult to control how and where your information is displayed. So how do you tackle this problem? Keep reading to find out!
A quick Google search for your business will likely return results that you didn’t know existed, is out-of-date, or flat out inaccurate. This happens because “data aggregators” pull information through numerous directory or local search engines to get information for their listings. Typically there is little control over how these aggregators operate. In his article, “A Closer Look at the Local Search Data Providers,” David Mihm, provided a great illustration of how this all happens.
Looks complicated, doesn’t it? This where Yext can help. Yext gives their customers control over the information displayed about their business on the Internet. They simplify the process, allowing business owners to tell them what information they want displayed online and then Yext does the rest. The results go from a convoluted messy process to something more like this:
Much less and intimidating, right? Yext is a great tool for businesses to control how their information is displayed online. The best part? Yext is offering a free business scan to all Bluehost Customers! This free scan shows you where your business stands on the world wide web.
For more information or learn more about Yext visit, www.yext.com.
We’ve received many inquires from our customers as to whether our Bluehost headquarters has been affected by the storms caused by hurricane Sandy. Thankfully, our offices are located on the opposite coast and our servers and our staff are clear of the hurricane’s path.
However, our customers in the Eastern United States are affected by the storm and its aftermath. Many are experiencing severe damage to their homes, the loss of valuable possessions, and risks to their personal safety. We understand this is a difficult time and our thoughts are with everyone in harms way.
We want to do what we can to help, so for the next week Bluehost will be extending upcoming expiration dates for all customers located in states where the storms have hit the hardest. This includes: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington D.C. In other words, for the next week, accounts that are expired will not be deleted and expiring accounts will remain active.
We hope this will be one less concern for those dealing with the aftermath of this storm. This delay is planned to extend until Tuesday, November 6, 2012, but if it appears additional time would help, we’ll consider extending it even further.
If you are a customer adversely impacted by Hurricane Sandy and have any questions regarding your account, contact us whenever you want, 24/7 at 888-401-4678. We’ll eagerly do what we can to help.
We love our customers, and we’re not just saying that! Genuine customer service is one of our foundational principles here at Bluehost. We strive to do whatever we can to help our clients succeed. Typically we do this over the phone, but every so often we are lucky enough to meet a client in person to hear their amazing success stories first hand.
We were recently at a conference in Florida explaining some of our services to potential clients. As luck would have it we also got to meet a lot of people who use and love Bluehost as much as we do. It was a blast. One great customer we had the opportunity to chat with was Sarah Metzger, a small business owner. It was exciting to learn more about Sarah, her endeavors, and what her experience has been like working with Bluehost.
Sarah is an online media professional and has been leveraging her experience to start a consulting practice. She is dedicated to helping businesses leverage today’s technologies and information outlets to successfully promote their vision. She provides small business owners with tools and guidance so they can successfully grow their online presence.
“I was overwhelmed with the prospect of building my own website for a Coronado Real Estate business I was re-launching with my partner. Building an engaging real estate website was a lot to manage on top of the day-to-day tasks. Bluehost made the entire process so much easier than I had expected and I am so glad I found them. I can’t recall how many countless nights I have been up at 2am on the phone with one of my friendly Bluehost contacts. I don’t personally know any of the Bluehost support team employees but I always get off a call feeling like I talked to an old friend.” – Sarah
She creates WordPress websites that are optimized with high-quality content designed to engage customers and helps her customers through a step-by-step process of defining their brand. How great is that? Go Sarah!
“I am hugely passionate about helping business owners. Bluehost has helped me help other grow their personal projects and businesses. I am eternally grateful.” -Sarah
It’s such a treat to meet our customers and hear first hand how we were able to play a role in their success. So if you’re a Bluehost customer and you see us at a conference somewhere, we hope you’ll stop by and say hi. We’d love to meet you!
Web hosting is one of the most important decisions you make as you begin the process of building your website. But what is hosting exactly? And how do you decide which host to go with out of the hundreds available?
Think of hosting as your website’s home. Without web hosting, your website wouldn’t be online and available to users around the world. Hosting companies, like Bluehost, provide space on their servers for customers to store websites, thereby making them accessible through the internet 24/7.
But with the hundreds of different web hosting providers, how do you choose? How do you know you’re picking the right one? Here are a few factors to take into consideration.
Bluehost is committed to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Above, some of our dye-hard admins, Aaron Barrus, Jason Earl, and Paul Matthews.
Did you know one out of three women and one out of two men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime? It’s true. More than 562,000 Americans are projected to die of cancer this year alone, with over 40,000 of these deaths due to breast cancer.
These numbers aren’t just faceless statistics, these are people we know. Our friends, family members, neighbors, and colleagues are those who struggle to overcome this tragic disease. Fortunately, thanks to the regular support given over the years to increase awareness and find a cure, breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. have been steadily decreasing by about 2% per year.
At Bluehost, we want to do our part to help continue and even speed up this trend, so for the entire month of October we pledge to donate a portion of the proceeds we receive from every new customer to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
The Huntsman Cancer Institute is one of the world’s leading cancer research facilities. They maintain the largest, most comprehensive population database used for biomedical research, consisting of over 12 million records. At any given time, 215 or more clinical trials are underway, pushing the medical envelope of progress. Thanks to their research, dozens of new treatments are now available as a “best, last hope” for those battling late stage cancers. Last year, through Phase I clinical trials, HCI was able to offer dozens of new cancer treatments to patients who had been told their prognosis was terminal.
We at Bluehost are excited to be able to make a contribution to the fight against breast cancer. If you’d like to make a difference, consider a personal contribution today. 100% of donations are directed to research (not towards overhead or operating expenses.) Simply click here to help the Huntsman Cancer Institute find a cure.
While there are several things you’ll need to help get your site online, nothing is more important than first clearly defining your goals. Doing so, more than anything else, reveals which requirements are most important for your website so you can make a comprehensive plan that will take you successfully across the finish line. So what are key factors to consider?