These days, many businesses find it important to create a website as a way to establish an online presence. This is in addition to their physical shop or office and their existing marketing strategies that can include the traditional media.
The trend today, in fact, is that companies have gone beyond just building a website where they can provide comprehensive information of what they do and their offerings. A great number of them have started creating blogs as a way of sharing valuable content and regular updates to their customers and engaging with them.
The Benefits of a Blog
The experts agree that having a company blog is more than just being able to gain visitors moving forward. For the business, it means being able to research and gain knowledge about the latest trends or technology that they can share with their readers and that, in fact, they can utilize in what they do as well. read on
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Web hosting service is the backbone of all websites. You practically cannot run a website without a reliable host. It is a good thing that there are thousands of web host providers out there today. So the ball is pretty much in your court. You can choose the best one or the cheapest one. Now, it is important that you base your decision on your expected traffic. The higher traffic you expect, the higher bandwidth you would need. Otherwise your visitors will experience a hard time browsing through your site, which may lead to loss of interest on your visitors’ end.
As mentioned before there are hundreds if not thousands of web host companies out there. But the truth is only a few of them really own a facility to run this kind of service. Most of these web host companies are also renting the service from a larger company and then redistribute it to their customers. The good thing about all these is that you don’t have to worry about anything at all. And for a very small monthly fee, you will get enough bandwidth and storage space to run your website while technical matters are managed by your web host provider.
Now, here are the things that you should know about when performing web hosting search:
First of all, you should understand that there are several types of web hosting services available today. The variation concerns the reliability of the service as well as the fees that they charge. Generally, the higher the fee, the better service you get. Dedicated web hosting, Virtual Private Server, Shared Web Hosting, Free Web Hosting, Co location Web Hosting, Managed and Unmanaged Web hosting, etc. are some of the types of web hosting services.
The best web service of all is the colocation web hosting because you are practically running your own host and you have ownership of the physical server. However, this is very expensive and is not practical if you are running a medium sized business. Even large corporations use dedicated web host instead of this type because dedicated server can handle high traffic and even run multiple websites at once. Shared web hosting is the most popularly used hosting types of all. Almost all small and medium sized businesses use this service. They are cheap and reliable, although not as reliable as dedicated web hosting. The best thing to do is to look for web hosting review online before opting for one company.
From the Gawker network, the ever updated source on information on new media has raised the alarm on the adoption of new media by traditional print publishers. This has become the norm of today’s economically challenged firms, go to the net but many questions have been raised about such a move since the net was born and began to spread its global reach. This would not only be wise, but would allow these traditional print media to maintain their diverse talent pool while they try to find a way of salvaging their other businesses in print. read on
The global economy is down and more people lose jobs, luckily the social web has blogging and other writing jobs that allows you to pass time and earn some cash in the process. Sadly however, blogs have also been hit hard with many networks losing so much money they have been forced to cut back on people.
Putting all the negative stuff aside, blogging remains to be a wide open space for those who seek to earn a living through one of the products of the social internet. The only problem, even this form of media isn’t safe from people who are motivated by greed, earning a buck or two out of your hard earned blog posts. From “Copy-Paste” artists to scammers, they use or hijack blogs for their own benefit leaving you out of the equation. Plagiarism as it is called in technical terms has become so bad that our own Splashpress Media has launched it’s own Copyright Service. With support from Plagiarism Today with regards to the specific legalities involved, it hopes to cater to the needs of customers who want to protect their hard-earned reputations.
The Gawker Media network’s traffic hit a record high last October — 297 million pageviews for 12 sites, to be exact.
Quoting their official announcement:
The more important numbers to our marketers, however, are audience figures! Gawker, Gizmodo, Kotaku, Jezebel, et al now reach a total of
13 million US uniques
22 million global uniques
Congrats to Gawker Media for this milestone!
The latest announcement from the Gawker Media network reads:
With a subtle peak, July 2008 surpassed the previous all-time traffic record (January’s MacWorld spike) to set a brand new record of 254 million monthly pageviews! For benchmarking against other publishers, that’s twice what the Los Angeles Times’ site LATimes.com received in July (source: Editor & Publisher). With growth over May and June at just over 6% each month, Gawker Media has resumed an aggressive but normalized upward trend.
This confirms the results of Bloggasm’s Simon Owens’ earlier research, which showed that the network’s new pay rates are having a great effect on traffic.
Last month, we reported on the Gawker Media Network’s lowering of its writers’ pay rates. Their new system pays writers based on the number of page views their posts generate.
Well, it appears that this new system is working for the network, based on the results of a research conducted by Bloggasm’s Simon Owens.
According to Simon (no pun intended!):
So now that six months have passed, has the new system resulted in increased traffic? To find this out I analyzed Site Meter statistics for 11 Gawker Media blogs (I didn’t include Io9 since it only recently launched). Overall, traffic for all Gawker blogs combined saw a 40% increase in page views. Each individual blog experienced an average increase of 49%.
Read the full results for each Gawker blog here. Great job, Simon.
The Gawker Media Network has substantially cut its writers’ pay rates, according to Radar Online:
[For] the second and…third quarters of 2008, the company has reduced the rate of pay per pageview. Other Gawker Media sites, including Jezebel, also had their pageview rate cut.
At the beginning of the year, the pay rate per pageview on Gawker was $7.50, according to Portfolio’s Felix Salmon; it went to $6.50 for the next quarter and it is now $5. (Other sites vary, based on overall traffic and ad rate.)
The article’s writer, Choire Sicha goes on to provide an opinion on Gawker’s pay model
The ultimate flaw in the company’s logic regarding its pay scheme seems obvious. The website’s income should escalate when the site’s pageviews rise—unless, for instance, some high-end advertisers regard it as too tabloid a product, and ad rates have dropped. (Unlikely.)
So more ad inventory—actual pages served—should mean more income for the company—particularly since Gawker seems to be mostly increasing in pageviews not attached to any writer. At the same time, reducing the cost of the creation of that inventory also gets the company more of the income that is attached to a writer. Kicking down less money to the workers seems, at best, cheap.
Read the full article here.
Performancing.com has announced the winners of their 2007 Performancing Blog Awards. An excerpt from their announcement:
With help from our readers, Performancing chose 28 awards categories (one half of our collective brain wishes we could have done more, the other half wishes we had done less;-) and nominated six candidates per category.
With over 61,000 votes in one week of voting (Readers’ Choice) and ongoing behind the scenes deliberation (Editors’ Choice) we’ve selected the winners of this year’s Performancing Blog Awards.
Read the list of winners here.