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09

Jul
2015

Why Your Business Needs Dedicated Web Hosting

By Sabrina Jul 09, 2015 2:57 pm

Dedicated Servers

The pressure is on for businesses to move to cloud web hosting, but cloud isn't for everyone. There are still a high number of businesses that want to remain on or move to dedicated servers because their business has inflexible operations, they are inexperienced with cloud hosting or they have basic business needs that perform better with a dedicated server business solution.

Dedicated servers are an excellent choice for expanding small and mid sized business operations. Dedicated server web hosting is particularly well suited for SMB's because of its ability to be customized to suit particular performance and security needs that higher level businesses demand. So... why should you consider dedicated web hosting?


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Cloud is to an extent a shared service and heavy volume can slow it. Dedicated servers will only ever see the volume of your business's information and traffic which gives businesses the ability to have the full run of a server without any concerns from any other users on the system.

Your business and your business alone on the server means that only you will be utilizing the processor and memory resources within the system. Your business level server will be able to perform at optimal levels with no concerns for any other demands on it beyond your own. The absence of any shared factors make dedicated servers one of the most secure and reliable types of hosting service.


Values of Dedicated Servers


• Exceptional Security
• Fully Isolated
• Managed Service for Superior Support
• Reliable with High Uptime
• Bandwidth and Space to Grow


Managed Dedicated


Business that have grown large enough to need the level of resources, security and performance that dedicated servers offer are generally very busy. Eventually, as your business grows you will have to admit that you just can't do it all. Managed dedicated plans allow for your software and security settings to be upgraded, installed and receive professional administration services.

You can't be an expert in every aspect of your business. Managed dedicated hosting plans can give you back time to address more pressing business matters. Managed server plans allow your operations to have the advantage of a team of professional IT experts on hand when you need updates or assistance. Businesses with managed plans can give investors, partners and employees the assurance that IT systems are not only in good order but also in good hands.


Dedicated Advantages


A properly configured dedicated server will have outstanding performance and a single dedicated server with RAID 10 will usually out perform more costly and complex systems. Business can't wait and dedicated servers are known for some of the highest levels of performance for applications and programs. An entire server under your control gives your business the ability to scale resources as you see fit while giving you a professional and reliable platform to create websites and applications.

Growing business are expected to meet the needs and demands of their customers and clients. Dedicated servers are an excellent choice that have been overshadowed by the demand for and the buzz around cloud web hosting. While you may be intrigued by what the cloud offers it simply may not be the right choice. Dedicated servers provide the highest level of protection, system isolation and system resources possible from hosting and that might be just what your business needs to achieve and maintain success.

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Navigation

Your navigation could be killing your eCommerce sales and traffic. A good navigation strategy is central to the success of your website because confused visitors will drop out of your site quickly. Your website is the leverage you have to reach out to shoppers and visitors it becomes the most important marketing tool you have, so make sure it is helping your visitors get to where they need to be once they’ve arrived. 

You want to ensure your visitors are converting into leads and customers by providing them with an easy way to shop and navigate to the areas they are trying to reach. Here are 6 website navigation tips:


Slim Menus


Everything that is important about your website is connected to its navigation. Trying to fit it all into one area can have big drawbacks. Realistically, you should have no more than seven menu items in your navigation scheme. Lean means focused and a menu loaded with options can have a big negative impact. Navigation that shows your main services or products and is descriptive as well as concise, works best.


Descriptive Menu Items


When Google and other search engines crawl your site your descriptive menu items will be indexed. If you are only using a general or generic term your site will be lumped into that mix. It is advisable to create terms that are more specific to your product or message. They will index better and drive the right traffic to your website. Products and services that are too general will apply to far too many types of businesses. Making you navigation terms descriptive will help with bad clicks and bounce rates.

 

Pitfalls of Dropdown Menus


If you nest all of your categories in a dropdown menu but your visitor doesn't mouse over it then they may bounce because they don't see what they want offered. A simple navigation menu with descriptive terms will direct your user to a page where you can present more sub items. This page can be designed to engage and convert the visitor over sending them running because they didn't mouse over all of your menu items.


Importance of Order


Navigation follows the psychology that the first and last items that appear will be the most effective. Your traffic's attention and retention are going to be the best for items that appear at the beginning and at the end of your menu. Your most important items need to be at the beginning and end of the menu and the least important items in the middle.


Include Search


If you menu fails  and your dropdowns are overlooked an ambitious and determined user will head for the search bar. Search can be a highly valuable item especially on an eCommerce site. It should be included near the top of every page on your website.


Content and Social Media Items


Your blog and social media links can be critical to helping your conversion rates. Engaging your audience helps build lasting relationships and over time can become key to continued business and traffic growth. Visitors and shoppers that like your social media and web content are more likely to become loyal to you, return more often, refer others and have higher sales totals. Links to these areas should be considered an integral part of your site navigation.

Website navigation mistakes alone could take your business down a very dark road. Your navigation needs to be sharp to create a very easy to use environment while maintaining search engine ranking to drive traffic. Check your analytics before and then again after making navigation adjustments to your site. It is easy to over complicate your website navigation. When you simply tweak a few fundamental areas you can watch your traffic convert and achieve a better reputation for your brand, produce bigger sales and gain a better overall visitor satisfaction rate.

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26

Jun
2015

Top 5 Maintenance Mode Plugins for WordPress

By Sabrina Jun 26, 2015 12:09 pm

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Visitors to your website can be turned off by any number of items including maintenance. If you are updating your live and hosted website then users are more likely to return if they know what is happening. There are plenty of great maintenance mode plugins you can add to your website that will let your visitors know what's going on and when to return or where else they can go for more information. If visitors think your site is broken or is in bad shape they might not return but by placing your site and pages in maintenance mode you can easily alert them.

WP Maintenance Mode


Free high functioning plugins are always a welcome pleasure. WP Maintenance Mode will add a simple splash-style page that gives your website's coming soon page style. Its easy to use settings let you change colors, upload new images, add countdown timers, social links and contact forms. Once you set up the design, general and modules areas your "down for maintenance page" will be attractive and engaging without too much work on your end.

Maintenance


When you maintain and upgrade your site you will still want the benefit of knowing a few key statistics. Maintenance plugin has the Google Analytics functionality you need. You can enable "503 Service temporarily unavailable”, set a temporary page with authorization and edit it for your specific needs. A big brand presence website will benefit from adding a logo, changing colors and using a full screen background image. Even if your performing maintenance you can still maintain your brand image and look professional with a quality page that mimics your style.

Ultimate Coming Soon Page


Create a Maintenance Mode or Coming Soon Pages that works on any theme with the Ultimate Coming Soon Page plugin by SeedProd. Use a good background, some basic content and add features to connect with your visitors over social media and through email. If you are ready to trick out your coming soon page this plugin has all the features you need to make it stunning with solid advanced options that make it fully customizable. It is built on HTML5 and CSS3 and operates smoothly on the latest coding languages for a full professional and well organized maintenance mode page.

Easy Pie Maintenance Mode


Let your users know you aren't down but you are hard at work with the simple to use Easy Pie Maintenance Mode plugin. You won't be bothered with any configuration or settings needs. You only have to install and activate it. Add your images and a few lines of simple text and your coming soon or maintenance page is good to go. This is a bare bones free plugin but it is fully responsive and you can add custom CSS to the preset themes.

Simple Maintenance


Keep your visitors informed and engaged while you get work done with the Simple Maintenance lightweight WordPress plugin. Decide which pages you want to update and activate the plugin. Its fully responsive HTML5 design won't leave your mobile users guessing where your pages have gone either. If you need something more customizable look at the Simple Maintenance Mode Pro plugin that gives you color, backgrounds, countdowns, e-mail capture abilities and search engine optimization.

You would be foolish not to use one of these plugins if your pages are down or your website is a work in progress. You can alert your visitors to come back soon, present them with a sharp visual experience while directing them to your social media channels and collecting email. You visitors will still be engaged and impressed even though you may have a major website overhaul in progress behind the scenes.

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19

Jun
2015

4 Tips To Spike Your Ecommerce Website Conversion

By Sabrina Jun 19, 2015 9:09 am

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You've spent countless hours building your ecommerce website. It looks sharp, it has traffic and it loads fast. So, why is everyone leaving? A few easy-to-spot problems can fix your conversation rates. If visitors are making it to your site but ignoring your content or not purchasing your product, you need to identify the problem. Changing up a few existing areas can dramatically improve your returns.

Secure Your Ecommerce


Users will leave your site without buying unless you make it clear that the sensitive information your customers are going to pass through your site will be secure.  Adding a trust mark like McAfee SECURE and SSL certificates to your ecommerce web hosting will boost your customer's confidence. Clients who trust your website will be loyal to your brand and products. A SSL certificate adds HTTPS to your URL which Google does favor and will most likely reward with better results in the search engines. 

Video Required


Your visitors want to be engaged. If they aren't, they will leave quickly. Give visitors something to do once they land on your page. Videos are known to improve conversion rates and the simple act of having a video gives visitors an option to take action. A video also brings in a human element for your merchandise. A simple video of a person will help humanize your brand. Show your face, your office and your products in a positive light and people will naturally love you and your conversion rates will skyrocket.

Make it Easy to Buy


Remove any reasons you can think of that would make a person not buy. Simple and pain free online shopping is really all the consumer craves. Have a couple of people run through your ecommerce store and tell you what bugs them and what they wanted from the shopping experience. Make it easy to shop and checkout

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Conversion Elements


The attention span of your average visitor is about seven seconds. If you don't engage them quickly then you will lose them and the potential to convert them. When visitors hit your site, let them know exactly what they need to do next. You want to make sure that your conversion elements and calls to action are above the fold. You will also want to make sure your call to action buttons contrast with your page. It isn't about the color but how they stand out against the rest of the page. Change your page elements and make them the first focus to strengthen their value and conversion rate.

Don't give your visitors a reason to leave, and DO find ways to get them to stay and buy. When you have a secure site that provides engaging content, offers easy checkout options and clear calls to action, then you should see improved conversions. Ecommerce is competitive but with a few refinements, your website and sales can explode. At the very least, improve your security by adding a SSL certificate. Contact sales@jaguarpc.com or call 1-888-338-5261 to add more security and boost your customer confidence and loyalty which will ultimately bring you more sales and revenue.

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How To Move Your Website to a New Hosting Provider

Have you be meaning to switch hosts because of down time, slow loading pages or bad technical support? Don't delay moving because of fear or uncertainty. It 's actually pretty easy to move your website. If you aren't happy with your current web host and you're ready to move to a new hosting company, then follow these guidelines. Migrating your website can help you with many of the problems you may be facing with your current host.

How to Migrate a Site


1. You will want to sign up for a new hosting plan while keeping your current hosting account. If you cancel your hosting plan before the move you, could lose your files and databases.

2. Find where your files for your website are located on your current host.

If you are using a database, make a copy of the database and your files. If you have any trouble with this, contact your current host and have them help you to make sure you have everything you need for the move. cPanel to cPanel moves are a snap.

3. Next, you will be copying or backing up your current website's files and database(s) to a folder on your local computer. Download all of your current files from your current host to your computer using the backup feature in your control panel. Protip: Be sure you also copy your .htaccess file which is sometimes hidden.

4. Next, it's time to also copy your database. Select the correct database for your site and export a compressed backup of your website's MySQL database. Once you have a copy of your database and all of your files, you can now import these into your new hosting account.

5. Your new hosts will have sent a welcome letter with your cPanel logins. Sign into cPanel, locate the backup tools area, use the file-upload box for full-site backup and upload the files and databases.

6. Make sure you grant the new database all privileges for usernames, passwords, and permissions associated with each MySQL database. This information will need to be entered into your MySQL databases interface in cPanel.

7. Once you have imported your files and databases, you will want to test your website. If you are satisfied that all of your files are displaying correctly and that all of your databases are operating properly, it's time to launch your site and make it live.

8. The last step is to change your DNS settings to your new host name. Your new DNS can be found in your welcome email you received when you signed up for new web hosting.

It will look like this:
ns.my-new-host.com
ns2.my-new-host.com

Name server propagation, pointing your domain to the new host, can take 24-48 hrs. Try your website to see if it is active about every 8-12 hours. If your site isn't displaying within 48hrs after your change, then contact the technical support team at your new host to assist you.

After you see that your site is live on your new host,  run your testing once again. If you are satisfied that you have all the files and the databases are correct, then you can cancel your old hosting account.

Every website has its nuisances and complexities. If you are migrating to JaguarPC and you run into any problems during the process our technical support team is available 24/7/365 to help. Contact our team at: http://clients.jaguarpc.com/index.php. They will be happy to assist you with all your website migration questions.

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12

Jun
2015

Anatomy of the JaguarPC Data Center

By Sabrina Jun 12, 2015 8:38 am

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Data Centers are built to withstand disasters and most are surrounded with guards, barbed wire and bio metric scanning units. No, it isn't a war zone, but data centers are very secure structures because they are where servers reside.

If you are using web hosting, then you are part of a data center. Inside of DC's there are a number of centers known as server rooms. Each server room needs certain services and features to deliver your information to the internet. A failure of any of theses systems could bring your site crashing down.

 

The Guts


While data centers are the "big box," you could consider server rooms the prize within the box. While the DC provides all the essential operating features like power, cooling, security and bandwidth, it would essentially be useless without the greater glory of the servers inside.

 

Inside the Data Center


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Deep inside a DC seems like a cave at times.

Server rooms, also know as cages, are lined with cabinets that contain racks.

Multiple servers are racked within each cabinet.

Hundreds and sometimes thousands of enterprise class servers are located in these server rooms and need the power, cooling and connectivity services that a data center offers.

Server rooms are generally staffed by onsite system administrators who can carry out physical tasks like replacing drives and managing the physical needs of a server fleet.

 

Hot Servers are Bad News


Servers naturally produce heat. One of the essential needs to keep a server room humming along smoothly is the power of cooling. Interlinked computers and a wall of servers produce more heat than you can image. A server room managing massive data bases and running power for 1000's of servers can heat up quickly. Cooling is critical and the larger base of a data center is necessary to keep servers cool for optimal operation.

 

Power


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A continuous supply of power is always on hand for server rooms in a DC. The resources needed to keep servers humming along is enormous. Power is required not only for the actual server but also for the cooling systems and other infrastructure support. Complex environmental controls are at the heart of a data center to ensure that each server room is not only cool but that the power is always on.

While the public utility may fail, server rooms are all connected to backup power sources like backup batteries and industrial commercial generators. A server room in a data center is protected against power failures even when the grid fails.

 

Connectivity and Bandwidth


Data centers contain server rooms for many different types of businesses. No matter the size or the scope of the business, whether its a health care company or a VPS web host like JaguarPC, each still needs the bandwidth services of the provider or providers within the data center. Bandwidth is necessary to deliver all the files housed on the servers to the world wide web and without it your hosted websites would not be distributed across the globe.

Server rooms are complex. Hundreds of servers depend on all of the systems that a data center offers. The beauty of a server room means that the day to day operations of administration and services can be addressed without expending the excessive costs and manpower that would be needed to run a server room without the support systems and resources a data center offers.

 

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09

Jun
2015

How to Optimize Your Page Load Speeds

By Sabrina Jun 09, 2015 9:31 am

The different pieces of your website are responsible for 80% of your web page’s load time. Plugins, CSS, scripts and images all take abundant server resources to load quickly.

If your site isn't loading as fast as you think it should, then you need to take a look at what is causing you to have slow page load speeds. (We like Pingdom for a quick check) All of the elements in your website require a HTTP request. This means that the more components that are on your website the longer the site will take to load.

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Wondering how to optimize your page speed? Consider a few of these adjustments to improve your loading speeds.

 

WordPress Plugins


The beauty of WordPress is its overall simplicity but without a good set of plugins, your website design may look dull. So, you have loaded tons of plugins and now you are wondering why your website doesn't load quickly. Every plugin has a mass of code behind it and this code takes time to load.

A solution? Limit your plugins to the bare necessities. If you can't achieve your desired look and feel without tons of plugins, it may be time to shop for a new theme or developer.

 

VPS & Business Web Hosting


If you are on a shared hosting account, you could be using more resources than you have available. If your WordPress site is sluggish, take a look at your plugins first. Once you find the problematic plugin, you can disable it and find another one that is less resource intensive. If you can't live without all of your plugins, then consider moving to a business or VPS web hosting plan where more available resources will help you better handle the load of all of your scripts, codes and database queries.

 

Add CloudFlare


CloudFlare will improve the overall performance of your website and give you a good bit of extra security at the same time. CloudFlare uses content delivery networks (CDNs) that are located around the world. CDN improve your website performance by offloading your static content to a distribution network. This puts your content closer to the sources and the visitors that are making the requests. Sites that have a good amount of traffic and those needing faster content delivery will see overall performance improvements.

 

LiteSpeed and Apache


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Software can generally be configured for better performance. If you are able to change your web server software or configuration, you will likely see a better server response time. Unfortunately, not everyone is an experienced programmer or server administrator. LiteSpeed can be a life saver and come to your rescue when you need better server performance.

LiteSpeed is completely compatible with Apache and it uses the same .htaccess file as Apache. Installment only takes a few minutes and once it is running your PHP will be six times faster. LiteSpeed will automatically be using a fraction of the memory and CPU that Apache does so your server will perform better and your website will load more quickly.

 

SSD Hardware


Adding a Solid State Drive (SSD) to your VPS web hosting plan can dramatically speed up your website. An SSD has the advantage of no moving parts like standard hard drives. This means that an SSD is able to deliver more Input/Output's or I/O's per second. Websites that are loaded with lots of dynamic content load slowly because there are many pieces to deliver and each has to be delivered separately. SSD hardware is high performance and will deliver your site fast.

Websites that load slowly will attract fewer visitors and have lower conversion rates. JaguarPC offers high performance web hosting plans and solutions to improve website load times. If you have been struggling with a poorly performing website then options are available to amp up your website performance. Contact sales@JaguarPC.com , open a live chat session or call 1-888-338-5261 to learn how to boost your website's speed.

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05

Jun
2015

Will Hungry Hackers Find Your Website Security Holes?

By Sabrina Jun 05, 2015 10:03 am

Will Hungry Hackers Find Your Website Security Holes?

Website owners generally aren't security experts. Most of us just don’t have the time to become experts, however, it is important to be aware that hundreds of thousands of websites become the victims of hacks every year.

Despite your efforts to keep up with the right security practices for your website, it can still be a daunting task. If your users have their sensitive information breached, then your website and business could be in trouble. While certain patterns of attacks and the required defense practices, many website owners still overlook some basic security practices that can create a more secure environment. Use these website security tips from the JaguarPC team to ensure a safer environment for your visitors and your website.

 

Enable a SSL


Secure Socket Layer certificates are more important than ever.

If your website is passing credit card numbers, emails, passwords and other sensitive information then your site should be running a SSL. HTTPS or Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure will display on your web address once the security certificate is enabled. SSL certificates will encrypt the data that is passed between the web browser and the server. Adding an SSL to your server will add an additional layer of security to your site that will not only protect your data but the users who rely on you to protect their own data.

Google also now favors HTTPS sites more highly and while adding security a SSL certificate will also add search and rank benefits to your website.

 

Strong Passwords


Passwords may seem a nuisance but they can provide a simple and easy to enable level of protection. One of the failures of passwords is that often they are simple and aren't changed with regularity. Passwords need to be strong and have at least 12 characters which include symbols, upper and lower case letters and numbers.

Password vaults

A brute force attack can easily guess simple passwords like pet names and some variation of your own name. Every year a list of most commonly hacked and used passwords is published, but site owners still fail to heed the warnings. Regularly changing your passwords is also a sound practice. And, always change the default password right away. If keeping your passwords handy, secure and updated is overwhelming then consider a password vault where all your passwords are not only stored but also encrypted.

 

Updated Software and Scripts


Scripts and software need to be updated. Updates for software more often then not are released for security updates over feature additions. The world of hackers is strong and hackers are constantly looking for new ways to infiltrate. If you have unused scripts in your website, then dump them. If you haven't updated to the latest software version of your programs, then you could be leaving the back door wide open for intruders. While maintenance is rarely a welcomed task it should be on every site owners task list. A little house cleaning and tidying on your website could prevent a hack.

 

Malware is Vicious


Malware is so stealthy and malicious that a spy bot could come into your systems almost with an invitation and manipulate or even steal your important data and leave without a trace which is why not running some type of security suite on your website is maybe the biggest risk you can take.

Malware continues to morph each and every day and most high level security suites are constantly updating to provide the most up to date protection levels. Malware has stealth powers. Websites, downloads and even images that look harmless can take you down in a matter of moments if you aren't' running some type of security protection. If your security service doesn't catch it, then a bonnet can intrude into your database. Attacks are continuing to increase in frequency despite the efforts of security experts to slow the malware industry.

It is critical to be aware of what you are downloading and using and to make sure it is a trusted source. Copy cat sites, an alluring e-mail and even a seemingly innocent invitation to a new product can all be inroads for malware.

 

CMS: Joomla, WordPress & Drupal


Content management systems like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal can be a field day for attacks. These platforms are used by web designers on a global scale ad attackers know where to look in these systems for easy entry points. It isn't uncommon for website designers to overlook new CMS versions and fail to update third party plugins. The failure to keep track of and actually update can wreck havoc on your website or even worse your e-commerce store. Watch for version changes and update alerts to ensure that these are updated as soon as possible. If you don't update, you could be a sitting duck for hackers.

JaguarPC takes security issues seriously. We want our customers to know that hackers are always on the move. More than ever they are using the dark web, tor communications and p2p. As a website owner you must be proactive with your security practices. While you may be more inclined to update your content and add new products to your shopping cart the best way to start off each new month is to take a hard look at your security practices and shore up any holes that intruders can use. If you have weaknesses in your security, it is only a matter of time before your website will be hacked.

JaguarPC offers SSL certificates, security hardening and malware protection along with many other ways to make sure your website stay secure. Don't wait for your website to come under attack. Contact our team sales@jagurpc.com or 1-888-338-5261 to find out how we can help you put better website security systems in place to protect your website, your business and your livelihood.

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02

Jun
2015

Did Your Site Traffic Drop in May? Find Out Why.

By Sabrina Jun 02, 2015 3:34 pm

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April 21st marked another historical Google moment when the mobile algorithm update was rolled out.

If you have recently noticed any drop in your search engine ranks, it may be that you were caught up in the recent mobile update. The update was said to be larger than either the penguin or the panda update of recent years which also hit many websites hard on their ranks. The new mobile search results now give more value to mobile ready websites (which perform well on business web hosting plans) over the past standard of a non-mobile sites. If your website isn't mobile friendly, you need to get a mobile-friendly version. And do it fast.

 

Why a Mobile Update?


This year mobile usage outpaced desktop usage for the first time. This shows that the mobile market is growing and will continue to outpace desktop use. Mobile usage now accounts for 60 percent of total time spent shopping online and smart phones are everyone's go to device.

A 2013 survey discovered that 45% of SMB's don't have mobile sites. At that time roughly only 12% of those businesses had planned to launch a mobile optimized website in the next year or 18 months. Since consumer demand for mobile friendly sites has outpaced businesses desire to convert, the Google algorithm change for mobile should help encourage more mobile friendly sites from website owners.

The change also affects mobile e-commerce where consumers now demand mobile access and use. That means site owners with an eCommerce site need mobile websites to maintain sales, ranks and visitors. The mobile algorithm change is Google signaling and dictating that a high quality user experience is critical to rank.

 

How to Ensure Your Site is Mobile


Now that Google is giving more value to mobile friendly sites, you will want to check to make sure that your website is mobile friendly. Use the following link to see where your site stacks up on the mobile signals.

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

If your site has already been indexed by Google as mobile friendly then you will see that your site has the mobile friendly label in the mobile search results.

If you find that your site isn't mobile friendly and you need to catch up with the pack quickly then take a look at your website to see how many of these signals need to be updated. Websites that aren't mobile-friendly will get demoted as the algorithm change continues to crawl and assess websites. While the initial signals after the update aren't catastrophic the mobile update will continue which leaves you some time to get your site mobile ready before you take a hit on your rank.

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Best Signals for Mobile Friendly Websites


Large text
Easy-to-click links
Easy to View Content
Resizes for multiple screens and devices (mobile responsive)

 

Avoid Certain Common Mistakes


Blocked JavaScript, CSS and image files
Unplayable content
Mobile-only 404(s)
Irrelevant cross-links
Slow mobile pages

 

What You Can Do!


Take the mobile friendly web site test
Use responsive CMS templates and themes
Build a mobile version of the site, the mobile user gets automatically redirected to the mobile version of the site (usually a subdomain).

 

The Mobilegeddon Aftermath


Now that the update has been out for a bit reports are coming in that 45% of businesses experienced a ranking change due to the mobile-friendly update.
While overall the changes in search rankings were on the minimal side, some sources indicate that small-to-medium sized businesses did see some major changes. Those changes over all were not extreme rank changes. The mobile-friendliness of your website is still only one of the many considerations Google uses to rank your website Now that mobile is outpacing desktop use the strength of this signal which may have been initially over-implied will continue to strengthen. Site owners should still seriously consider making their sites mobile friendly as soon as possible before the algorithm signal becomes a greater factor than it has been in its initial release.

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Cloud hosting

So you've got a startup or small business under your command. You've been entrusted with finding the safest, most secure storage options for your business data, website info, and more. What should you do?

Over here, we're huge fans of cloud hosting for startups and small businesses. Why?

Cloud hosting is an affordable, flexible tool that benefits all sorts of businesses – particularly startups and small companies.No matter how large or complex your business projects and goals may be, cloud server hosting is the go-to hosting option for many expanding companies. Exceptional web hosts provision inclusive services with minimal to no downtime.

The flexibility, accessibility, and security of cloud hosting improves production and provides added confidence with automatic software and hardware updates. Whether you’re building a web design firm, application development company, or an e-commerce business, cloud hosting is better than bulky hard drives or expensive personal clouds. Find out why.

 

Pay for What You Use


For small businesses and startups in particular, savings are always welcome. In comparison to other hosting methods that best suit larger companies, cloud hosting is cost-effective and offers comprehensive services, including limiting and expanding your resources as necessary.

For example, if you’re a startup company, you can begin with minimal bandwidth and disk space, and then tack on more resources as your business grows. Accordingly, you’ll never have to face the prospect of overusing resources, or being charged extra for power you don’t need.

 

Stronger Collaboration


Collaboration is at the core of any successful business – either online or offline. Cloud server hosting not only cuts back on costs, it also streamlines interaction between administrators and employees. With cloud hosting, being restricted to one computer is a thing of the past. Instead, you and your employees can use any device connected to the Internet to manage websites and business-related projects. As a business owner, you can easily set up permission restrictions for employees – allowing you to orchestrate important projects from one central control panel.

 

Organized, Quick Disaster Recovery


As an internet-based solution, cloud hosting reduces overall risk for businesses. Instead of being stored on a single server, resources are supported using multiple physical and virtual servers – ensuring no data is lost during outages or natural disasters. Storing data off-site greatly reduces the threat of malware, hackers, identity theft, etc. Also, as a managed hosting provider, JaguarPC routinely installs updates and patches for security programs. You’ll never have to endure the costs and other difficulties associated with updating your security systems. Data center professionals will monitor and manage your cloud services per your needs.

Small businesses and startups that use cloud web hosting are able to improve productivity, profitability and growth. Your company can better manage data, improve security and take advantage of managed services that leave you more time for your priorities while giving you a peace of mind that your IT operations are in order and are running smoothly.

If you have questions about how to move to cloud web hosting at JaguarPC our sales team is standing by to assist you via live chat, sales@jaguarpc.com or simply call us at 1-888-338-5261. Cloud web hosting is the right move to make for your business and we offer 30 day trials along with superior technical support to assist you with your migration and move to our true cloud hosting plans.

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