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Domains Report July 2020: Stats, Analysis and Highlights of the Month

As the third quarter of 2020 begins, the world continues to adapt and move forward with the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, the online landscape of domain registrations has been fluctuating.  Here’s a quick look at the highlights of July 2020! Highlights of July 2020 .SITE is the top-performing gTLD of the month, contributing a 19% share to the total registration count .ONLINE, and .XYZ  gTLDs secured the 2nd and 3rd place respectively .SPACE managed to retain its 4th spot for the second consecutive month  .LIFE new gTLD made it to the top 5 list with a 4% share in the total number of registrations .MORTGAGE and .LOAN are the new entrants, securing 12th and 14th position in the top 15 list respectively !function(e,i,n,s){var t="InfogramEmbeds",d=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];if(window[t]&&window[t].initialized)window[t].process&&window[t].process();else if(!e.getElementById(n)){var o=e.createElement("script");o.async=1,o.id=n,o.src="https://e.infogram.com/js/dist/embed-loader-min.js",d.parentNode.insertBefore(o,d)}}(document,0,"infogram-async"); New gTLD Report – July2020Infogram *Registration Numbers Facilitated by ResellerClub Round the new gTLD globe .MEDIA completed 6 years this July. It was launched on 23rd July 2014. .FAITH completed 5 years this July. It was launched on 01st July 2015. It is currently running at a promo price of $5.99. Performance of new gTLDs in July Let us analyse the performance of the key new gTLDs in July 2020. .SITE:  Seizing the first spot in terms of the total registrations .SITE contributed a total of 19% share. The increase in the registration counts can be attributed to the Global markets* and a promo price of $6.49. Global registration count for July: 2,074,569 .ONLINE: With a 19% increase in its registration count as compared to the month of June, .ONLINE moved up a rank higher. Due to its high sale in the Global markets* it was able to secure the second spot in the month of July. Global registration count for July: 1,717,713 .XYZ: Following close behind, .XYZ has secured the third spot with a 15% registration in the overall new gTLDs registered in July. The new gTLD was running at a promo price of $0.99. Global registration count for July: 3,328,332 .SPACE: .SPACE was able to retain its fourth spot with the total registration count of 12%. The promo price of $0.99 and the Global markets* can be credited for the maximum number of registrations. Global registration count for July: 495,757 .LIFE: With a 4% share in the total registration numbers, .LIFE has claimed the fifth position in the top 5 new gTLDs registered in the month of July. The domain extension’s growing footprint can be attributed to the ResellerClub Brazil market.  Global registration count for July: 219,705 .MORTGAGE:  .MORTGAGE made its way to the top 15 registered gTLDs in July. The maximum registration counts can be attributed to the Global markets*. The domain extension was priced at $38.99. Global registration count for July: 3,407 .LOAN: Securing the 14th place, .LOAN made its way to the top 15 registered new gTLDs in July. The promo price of $ 2.99 has been the reason for the surge in the Global markets*. Global registration count for July: 9,579 Go Beyond the Traditional  With the growing options of new gTLDs, you can help your customers grow their online business and reach customers easily.  Here are some exciting new gTLD domain extensions on promo in August 2020.  .WORLD at $ 2.99: Help expand your customers business to connect across the globe with the universal domain extension. .PRESS at $ 9.99: Have customers with literary or journalist blogs? Offer .PRESS to them so that they can share newsworthy content with the world.  .SOLUTIONS at $ 6.99: Enable your customers to offer solutions to their clients easily with the .SOLUTIONS domain name at this exciting promo price! That’s all folks! Check out all our leading domain promos and help your customers get the right one for their online business. You can also head to our Facebook or Twitter pages to get all the updates about our trending domain promos. Just look out for the posts with #domainpromos. See you there! If you would like to know more about domain extensions, check out our other blogs in the Domains category. Lastly, Stay Home, Stay Safe! *Global market – US, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, Thailand and others fall under the global markets.  .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post Domains Report July 2020: Stats, Analysis and Highlights of the Month appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

Making Money Online: A Guide on How to Earn Money From Home

One of the primary reasons people want to make money online is because there is little or no cost involved. Unlike brick and mortar businesses, online money-making has made the lives of the people a lot simpler. But that doesn’t mean making money online sitting at home is simple. It takes time and effort, but if it’s done the right way, then there is no turning back.  With this article, we will talk about how to earn money from home, debunk certain myths about making money online, and what kind of ideas can you think of to make money online. So, here goes-  How to earn money from home to get more income First of all, you need to understand that, to make money from home, you will need to leverage a skill. Now, this can be blogging or content writing, becoming a stock trader, becoming an affiliate, or even starting your own business online. You can pick or choose any one that you want, but today if we talk about good money from home ideas as a topic, some key parameters have to be taken into consideration. Here are some-  While making money from home, it is better if you have a skill set to leverage. This will not only be of massive advantage to you but also to the people who want to make the most out of your ability, which you can get paid for. You need to give this time. There is no quick way or shortcut to do this. In the sense that you have to understand that making money won’t happen overnight unless you garner a bit of experience. Patience is key.  Play to your strengths. This will help you in the long run. If you think giving information about something you like to talk about is your essential strength. Take up blogging or content writing.  Now that you know some crucial aspects of making money online, here is how you can actually start making money from home: Start your blog- Bloggers earn money working from home. And it has become a good side gig for a lot of people. If you have a topic to talk about, let’s say motorbikes. You can start writing about bikes and slowly and gradually increase the visitors on your blog. Once that happens, you can make money from home with Google’s ad sense, which will place relevant ads on your blog, and you can earn money as a publisher. Another option if you start your own blog is that you can give blogging as a service to several content marketing agencies and brands as a freelancer. This will provide you with a steady income working from home. If you want to get started with the same, you can read in detail about how to start a blog and make money here.  Become a YouTuber- Just as a blogger writes content on blogs, you can become a YouTuber and make money by actually talking about the same content by converting it into a script. YouTubers create their own channel and talk about their favorite topic and earn money from home through YouTube or by partnering with a brand. This has become one of the best ways of making money for those who don’t want to necessarily stick to the format of writing a blog. Buy and Sell domains – Buying and selling domains has been a tried and tested way to earn money from home. However, understand this, to buy and sell domains you will have to get in touch with a domain and hosting company that allows you to resell domains at a markup price. This will help you make profits and sell the domain under your brand name through your blog or website.  Become an affiliate- Becoming an affiliate is one of the most profitable ways of making money working from home. To start with, you will need a blog/website or a YouTube channel of your own where you are dedicatedly posting or creating content around the category or subject of your niche.  Now, in order to be an affiliate, you will need some amount of traffic and traction on your blog, website, or even your YouTube channel for a brand to leverage it so that it pays you for every sale that is made through your assets. Hence, it is recommended that you create such properties online, build them over time, and then become an affiliate with a brand who’s niche is relevant to what you do. In this way, the partnership will be profitable for both of you. If you want to become an affiliate and want to make money online, here is a step by step guide as to how you can be one. Start your own online store- You can set up your own online store selling electronics, jewellery, clothes, etc. It is a very novel way of having your online business and making money from the same. All you need to do is get a hosting package and a website/blog that sets it up and lists the products on the website. Marketing may take some effort, but mostly it is possible if you dedicate time and energy to the same.  So, now that we have understood how to make money online, we would like to tell you that to make money from home, you will, and you can have as many ways and means as possible. But one thing stays, and that is putting time and effort in creating content and giving information related items that are relevant so that users find value in what you do. In closing, we would like to thank you for reading this article about how you can make money from home. If you have any feedback for us, do let us know in the comments section below. 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Affiliate Marketing for Beginners – A Step by Step Guide to Affiliate Marketing

Most bloggers and YouTubers start off by talking about their niche or topic of interest, thinking that they will make their channel/blog a vast community and earn some money. In a bid to do the same, they rely on Google’s AdSense or YouTube, which, in the very beginning, helps them make money to some extent. However, these sources have their very own limitations, which may reduce the scope of any passionate blogger or Youtuber to earn more money online.  Hence, most bloggers and YouTubers choose to become an affiliate by partnering with a renowned brand and market their products online by talking to the relevant audience, which is why, in today’s day and age, affiliate marketing is picking up and how! Interesting right? Which is why it becomes even more critical for such enthusiasts to learn affiliate marketing.  This article seeks to give a step-by-step guide to affiliate marketing for beginners, basics of affiliate marketing, its benefits, some tips for affiliate marketing for beginners, and the best way to start affiliate marketing. It will also cover other aspects such as dos and don’ts, when you become an affiliate marketer and how to become one with ResellerClub. So, without much delay, let us understand-  What is affiliate marketing?  Affiliate marketing is nothing but a modern interpretation of an old school idea- get a commission on a sale. It is the very basic of affiliate marketing. You are affiliated with a brand to promote their products or services. So, as an affiliate, your job is to introduce the brand’s products and services relevant to your readers by leveraging your expertise. And based on a sale, you get a commission from the brand. It is that easy! But how does it work?  Your blog or website already talks about something, right? Let’s say hosting or domains or any other product or service. All you need to do is place a unique affiliate code given by the brand/company to you on the article or content that they want to promote after you sign up for their program. When your readers are interested or attracted to the content and click on that link to buy the product, they will be redirected to the brand’s products and services. If they like the offerings and buy something, the brand will know that the sale has happened through your website, and that’s how you end up getting the commission. Brilliant, right?  Great! So what are the things I need to be aware of before I become an affiliate? So, like we said, as an affiliate, you need to introduce a brand’s offerings that are relevant to your audience. But, before you become an affiliate, here is what you need to know-  You and the brand should ideally get into an informal agreement, an affiliate agreement, where you decide the terms and conditions both parties agree to- commissions, payouts, percentage slabs on performance, legalities, etc. You might read about these terms and formalities at the brand’ s/merchant’s website under their affiliate program.  This was at a basic level of what affiliate marketing is and what you need to know before becoming an affiliate. Apart from making money online, there are many advantages of affiliate marketing per se. Here are some-  Benefits of affiliate marketing Affiliate, for beginners, grew as a channel, but later with time, it started becoming a part-time career for many people around the world. Apart from the fact that it acts as another source of income, here are a few advantages: Affiliate marketing is a low investment deal for affiliates- This holds because all you need is a blogging platform or a youtube channel to talk about, and getting either of the two is free or requires very little investment.  It’s a major marketing channel that is used by the biggest of the brands. Affiliate marketing is a very flexible and independent business- This attracts many professionals and freelancers because they don’t have to set up anything or even be at their desks all the time. Post your content with the code, and the rest is taken care of. Marketing kit is right at your disposal- The brand/merchant usually provides you with all the collateral required to promote their offerings.  The best way to earn passive income- As we mentioned before, this is perhaps one of the easiest ways to make money.  Surely with this, becoming an affiliate sounds great, right? So why don’t we understand how to become an affiliate. Allow us to give you a step by step guide to affiliate marketing for beginners-  How to start affiliate marketing for beginners 1. Choose a platform- In theory, you can choose any platform that you want to when you want to become an affiliate marketer. It could be Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or even your blog. If you already have a good amount of traffic or subscribers on your platform, you can start by putting affiliate links. But ensure that your blog or YouTube channel is also optimized for the search engines because that will inevitably help you get more traction.  2. Decide your niche for content – It is true that the affiliate space is crowded. So, to stand out, choose your niche wisely. Talk about what interests you but also make sure that it grabs the eyeballs of a specific audience. This way, it will be easy for you to rank better in the search engines. Also, you need not be a subject matter expert. You can read about the topic and document what you learned. At times documented content is the best content, so ensure that you have decided on your niche first and then start. 3. Finding the right program- There are different types of affiliate programs. Some have high payouts, but the low volume (of customers), some are low paying but have high volume, and some are high volume high payout programs. Before choosing a program based on the affiliate structure of volume/payout, check what your niche is all about and it’s kind of traction. Based on this, you can choose an affiliate program for yourself.  Also, check the product’s reputation and the brand that’s offering the product by searching about it on Google before selecting an affiliate program. One of the best ways of affiliate marketing for beginners is to join bigger affiliate networks if you want to. This will help other brands notice you and understand what you have to offer. It also serves as a great platform to hunt different clients for affiliates.  Another option you may want to try out is by personally reaching out to companies. By all means, you have many options for getting in touch with a brand that understands your niche.  4. Creating content and driving relevant traffic to your site/channel- As we mentioned earlier, you don’t have to be an expert on the topic. In the best-case scenario, talk about it interestingly. That is more likely to get you the commissions you need.  Create content that excites users. Make your content actionable and ensure that you answer the 5Ws and 1H (what, when, why, where, who, and how) to understand your audiences’ wants and desires. Provide content that educates and entertains your readers and not just talks about the product or the brand per se. There has to be a final takeaway for your audience. This will lay the foundation for your content and then also help you understand where and how you need to plug-in the product or service.  You can use different marketing tactics to get more traffic if you want, such as SEM or SEO or some such. The bottom line is you can do this by yourself without really needing any special knowledge about the topic.  5.Clicks and sales conversion Once you are done writing or talking about your content, it is of utmost importance that you place the product links correctly. That will eventually drive sales and commissions for you when it comes to affiliate marketing. So here is what you need to do if you are writing a blog, always talk about the product or service in this way-  Today, I will be reviewing hosting products that you can buy from (brand name) at USD 30. They are productname1, productname2, and productname3.  This format is easier, and also, the readers or viewers can understand better, and if they need to click on it, they can.  Most importantly, ensure that you are placing the right promo code and linking it to the right product of the brand you are promoting.  Setting yourself up as an affiliate Now that you have understood the basics of affiliate marketing with a step by step guide that we shared, here is the best way to start affiliate marketing and set yourself up with basic dos and don’ts-  Things you will need- As mentioned, you will need your platform to start as an affiliate. It could be a blog, YouTube channel, or even social media handles. Apart from this, you will also need the content/campaign promo material, promo code, and collateral from the brand that needs to be advertised on your channel.  Do’s and don’ts- Always promote a product you like talking about or have a strong liking or passion for because that seeps into your content, and it becomes easier for you to sell and even promote. Don’t just do it for a commission, which you won’t get if a sale is not made. Also, understand the terms and conditions of your brand partner/merchant’s services and ensure that you understand each other’s expectations.  Also, don’t overdo the banners or collateral material shared with you thinking that you will get more commissions. It is always sales-based, and the better you present your content, the higher the chances of conversion.  We hope this article informed you of everything you needed to know about becoming an affiliate. If you want to kickstart this process, you can also become an affiliate with ResellerClub and promote their hosting products and services on your blog, YouTube channel, or social media.  Some of the benefits of becoming a ResellerClub affiliate are as follows Timely payouts- Based on the deal you have with our team, you will be given payouts based on the decided commission.  Dedicated affiliate manager- This person will be there to co-ordinate and help you with what products need to be promoted, etc. In this way, you will have a single point to contact to take you through everything.  Amazing tracking system- One of the key areas where most affiliate marketing faces hurdles is tracking and attributing the traffic and sales coming on the merchant’s website. We have those checks in place, thanks to Impact Radius, that helps us track the performance of our affiliates. Ready collaterals for promotion-  All the marketing material you need will be available to you.  Thank you so much for reading Affiliate Marketing for beginners- A step by step guide to affiliate marketing. With this, we hope that we have addressed every aspect of affiliate marketing, right from the basics of affiliate marketing to a step by step guide to affiliate marketing as well as how to start affiliate marketing for beginners. If you have any other doubts with respect to affiliate marketing or even with accordance to how to start affiliate marketing for beginners, please leave your queries below or reach us at affiliates@resellerclub.com .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post Affiliate Marketing for Beginners – A Step by Step Guide to Affiliate Marketing appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

5 Social Media Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Social media platforms have been a game-changer — for both businesses and customers.  As a marketer, and a customer, I continue to be amazed by tailor-made content and promotions that pop up on my social media feed. My interests, who I follow, what I like and the types of things I look for; all contribute to the experience I have every time I log in to my social accounts.  If you’re a business owner, you probably already know what a vital role social media plays today. It helps you reach out to a larger audience, directs traffic to your website, allows you to drive more revenue, and get more people talking about you. But all of this only happens when you’re using all the right tricks in the hat and avoid common social media mistakes.  So, what are these social media mistakes to avoid? How can you guarantee a great experience for your audience? Let’s dive in and know more.  Common Social Media Mistakes to Avoid While it may be easy to stay updated with the latest trends to keep your social media marketing fresh and relevant, no one talks about what not to do.  While you may be following the best social media practices to create great content, certain crucial mistakes can completely mar your efforts. Here are the top five common social media mistakes to look out for:  1. Trying to Rule Every Platform You may find yourself asking, ‘Do I need to be on every social media platform?’ The simple answer is, no. The industry you belong to, the products or services you offer, your target audience and your marketing goals are key factors that determine the best platforms to support your social media marketing efforts. For example, If you’re a B2B company, LinkedIn is more likely to boost your efforts than a platform like Pinterest that is directed towards more creative and personalized content. Thus, instead of wasting your time and efforts on every platform, understand which social media platforms are right for your business, and work towards creating an impact there.  2. Not Knowing Your Target Audience Would you gift play-dough to a middle-aged person? Or would you gift Ancient History and Philosophy books to a toddler? Well, these might be extreme examples but creating content without knowing your audience can be as bad! Social media marketing efforts only bear desired results when your audience finds it relatable and relevant — the only way you can do that is by knowing who they are. The age group, demographics, gender, buying preferences and other vital information about your target audience will help you create a stronger and more impactful social media presence. You need to fine-tune your brand voice and tone, making it resonate with your audience. For example, if you’re an e-commerce store that sells pet supplies do some research to find out what pet owners are looking for, where they’re looking and what will make them come to you. You can’t sell dog food to a cat owner, no matter how creative you get!  3. Being Inconsistent If you want to create an impact, be remembered and want people to keep coming back for more — consistency is key. With so many brands pegging for customers’ attention online, you need to be consistent and consistently good to keep your audience’s attention. What’s the best way to do that? Create a social media strategy, build a scheduling calendar, use tools to manage schedules, and monitor your audience’s behaviour to keep reinventing and strengthening your brand presence.  4. Creating Text Vs. Visuals Disconnect  What’s more important when creating a social media post — text or visuals? A common social media mistake that a lot of brands commit is giving visuals greater importance than the supporting copy text. The most important thing to consider is achieving a balance and correlation between both. While both text and visuals need to stand out on their own, they must be in sync. For example, if your text is talking about an upcoming event but the visual in no way depicts the same, the impact and meaning will be lost. You need to understand that some people consume only visuals, while others rely on text — but once one of the elements catches their attention, they look for the other to better relate with it.  Note: When creating visuals be sensitive to the environment and people’s sentiments. For example, if you’re a restaurant creating content during the COVID-19 pandemic, refrain from using images of large groups of people dining together to promote your restaurant businesses. Instead, keeping in mind the social distancing norms, use images of families at home, or individuals. Remember, it’s the smallest gestures that leave the biggest impact.  5. Disregarding People’s Comments Out of all the common social media mistakes that brands could make, this one probably costs the most. The comments section is a pool of opinions, feedback, questions, experiences, and a lot more that could help you grow and connect with your audience. Failing to use this as an opportunity to grow will cost your brand a great deal. Not replying, deleting negative comments, setting unsatisfactory templated auto-responses, or simply ignoring queries are some of the common social media mistakes you could be making. However, from a marketing perspective, if you want to grow as a business, carefully analyze and understand what people are conveying through their comments to make your social media marketing more personalized for your audience. When you start taking your audience’s comments into account to rebuild or strengthen how and what you communicate with them, you will instantly see a boost in engagement.  Be a Social Media Marketing Maverick Marketing has come a long way. From the traditional word-of-mouth and offline marketing to more professional Business Emails and personalized social media content, the idea has always been the same — reaching out to existing and potential customers to grow your business through a tailor-made experience.  Ever since the lockdown, owing to the Corona Virus, I see myself spending a lot more time scrolling through social media feeds. It’s wonderful to see how most brands have reinvented their strategies to meet the current norms and needs. Unfortunately, I also see some brands relentlessly pushing their products as ‘essentials’, while they’re really far from what we deem essential today! Come on, be sensitive.  The fact that you’ve read so far means you want to know more about the common social media mistakes to avoid — you’re already one step closer to winning.  Rethink your strategy and make sure you’re not making any not-so-silly mistakes.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to add them to the comments section below (we take these very seriously!). Also, head to our Marketing Blog Category to learn more and stay updated.  .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post 5 Social Media Marketing Mistakes to Avoid appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

SEO Tips to Boost Your Website Ranking Through Schema Mark-up

As digital marketing undergoes constant evolution, latest developments are taking place frequently. Each day, new development is made in the digital world. To upgrade the website to rank better on search engines, it is essential to remain updated about the latest changes. One such change is the schema-mark-up.  Schema mark-up is the latest evolution in the Search Engine Optimization technique. Many digital marketing companies consider schema mark-up as the most powerful SEO tool. However, it is not used as frequently. In this article, you will get to know about boosting ranking with the help of schema mark-up.  Before we proceed, let’s first understand what schema mark-up is and what importance it holds.  Introduction to schema mark-up and its importance Schema mark-up is a code that is inserted on a website to make it easier for search engines to find informative results for users. It is a form of microdata, which when added to a webpage creates an enhanced description.  When you add schema mark-up to your website, you will be able to rank better for different content types. With benefits like increased visibility on the search engine result page and better rankings are to be availed, schema mark-up is very important. Steps for boosting ranking with schema mark-up Improve click-through-rates with structured data If you are looking to boost the ranking of your website with the help of schema mark-up, you will have to improve the click-through rate (CTR) of the same. When you increase the click-through rate, you can easily generate a rich snippet, and as a result, you will be ranked better on the search engine result pages. When you include a rich snippet, it improves the search engine experience for the browser. Here’s an example where Google is showing rating. The indexing of search results is done with the help of adding stars, inventory and pricing information. All this information is helpful in driving users to your page. If users see that there is a product-in-stock on the website, they are likely to click on the page. When your webpage earns a higher CTR, it is a signal to Google that your page is more relevant for the search and would, therefore, index it higher. When you want to improve the user behaviour metrics like CTR and dwell time with schema mark-up, you can increase the ranking of your business in search results easily. The reason behind an increase in the ranking is the fact that you are providing the browser exactly with the information they are looking for. This is the reason most of the digital marketing companies these days are using structured data for search engine optimization. Increase the time spent by browsers on your page through structured data If you want people to stay on your website, go back to search results. The search results convey how users are going to click on specific results and which information is going to be relevant for them. When you are using structured data, which is a standard format to mark-up your data on the website, you will have to provide the browsers with relevant information.  When users have relevant information regarding their search, they are likely to be more interested in staying on your website. The schema mark-up makes it easier for them to find relevant information about the products on your website.  Boost search result rankings with schema mark-up Bookmark the structured data tools There are different structured data testing tools like that help you in creating and testing structured data on your site.  Through Schema.org, you will be able to find structured data mark-up. With the help of the Structured Data Mark-up Helper, you will be able to create certain types of structured data mark-up. By using Schema.org and Structured Data Mark-up Helper, you will be able to give a unique identity to the webpage on the search engine result page.  Choosing a page for marking-up Choosing a page for mark-up helps you in listing the content according to the preferences of the browsers. So, the top-selling products will appear first and pages having less valuable content will rank lower. To improve the searchability and indexing, you can even use the Google Analytics tool as well. Marking-up of the pages will be helpful in listing them according to various factors. The most prominent factors include website traffic and conversions.  Creating the structured data mark-up Once you are done with creating a list, the next step is to create the structuring of the data in the list. For example, if you are looking for “top-selling shoes” on a website, you will have to filter the shoes according to the preferences, such as colour, size and type of shoes.  When you are highlighting the structured data, the benefit you get is that it becomes easier to select the information you are looking for. Once you have structured the data, you can test it. Some of the tools that you can use for testing the data include Rich Result Test Tool and Structured Data Mark-up Helper. Owing to the immense competition on the digital platform, it is extremely important for your website to rank in the initial pages of SERPs to gain sufficient traction. If not, it will get lost in the sea of similar links and web pages.  Once you are thorough with the types of schema in SEO and the importance of schema mark-up, you are bound to improve your website ranking factors! Head to the Marketing Blog Category to know more and stay updated with the latest news in the world of marketing.  .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post SEO Tips to Boost Your Website Ranking Through Schema Mark-up appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

All You Need to Know About Your Bandwidth Usage

Every business today needs a website to sustain in the competitive market and to ensure that customers can access their services 24/7. This growing need to go online has forced business owners and SMEs to navigate the world of technology which might not be their primary expertise. Even for the technologically savvy ones, understanding different technical aspects can be easier said than done. With hosting companies offering a range of options, it is essential for businesses to understand the nuances of the services offered. There are several factors from the hosting server to the bandwidth available that may impact the performance of the website. One such crucial factor is bandwidth provided by your hosting service provider.  What Is Web Hosting Bandwidth? Among several important parameters influencing the performance of the website, such as speed, storage space, etc., bandwidth is the most difficult to understand. Web hosting bandwidth can be defined as the rate at which data can be transferred between your website, users, and the internet, in a given amount of time. We can use the analogy of a highway to understand bandwidth. Traffic is the number of bits that are transferred. The number of lanes is the bandwidth which determines how many bits can be transferred in a said amount of time.  Bandwidth can also be compared to a water pipe. The water flowing through the pipe is the data that is being transferred, while the width of the pipe is the bandwidth that determines the amount of data that can be transferred. A restaurant setup further illustrates the point. Higher the number of tables, higher is the number of diners that can dine at any given point in time. So, to put it simply, the higher the bandwidth, the better the speed, connectivity, etc.  Higher bandwidth will ensure that a greater number of visitors will be able to use your website at the optimum speed and completely enjoy the experience that you have created for them. What Is Bandwidth Usage? The website bandwidth usage will depend on a number of factors, including the media files on your website, web design, the code of the website, and to an extent, even the content on your website. The number of visitors and the pages visited by each user also plays an important part here. So, if all your users exit the website after checking say, only one page, the bandwidth usage will be less compared with an instance when users load multiple or even all the pages on the website. To further use the analogy we used earlier, the number of lanes on a highway is the bandwidth, and the traffic at any given moment is the bandwidth usage. If the highway has the capacity of 40 cars passing a certain stretch at any given moment, then that is the maximum bandwidth available. Suddenly, if there are more cars on the highway, there would be a traffic jam and no one would be able to move anywhere. Similarly, if your website has a certain bandwidth, and if the usage increases beyond that limit, your users will not be able to load your website.  How Much Bandwidth Do You need? It is vital for you to purchase bandwidth that suits you best. If you purchase a plan with lower bandwidth, your users will have a negative experience impacting your brand equity and sales. On the other hand, if you purchase a plan with higher bandwidth, you will end up paying more for something that could have been avoided.  So, how do you calculate the bandwidth that you need? While it is impossible to determine the exact bandwidth that your business will need each month, you can derive an estimate based on historical data. You will need: Average Page Size Average Number of Visitors per Month Average Page Views per Visitor Bandwidth = Average Page Size * Average Monthly Visitors * Average Pages Viewed Per Visitor E.g., Your website gets 5000 visitors per month, with each visitor viewing about 4 pages. Let’s assume the size of each page is approximately 5 MB. This results in your per month bandwidth being: 5MB * 5000 * 4 = 1,00,000MB (100 GB).  This is one of the basic methods that will give you a rough estimate of the bandwidth you might need. However, these estimates do not take into account the spike in the number of visitors that might occur as a result of your marketing activity or one of your social media posts going viral. If such a thing were to happen, your website would slow down. You would have to purchase additional bandwidth to deal with such a situation immediately. While traditional hosting options may not be easily scalable, you can opt for Cloud Hosting to deal with such unexpected eventualities. With Cloud Hosting, you can easily scale your web hosting bandwidth with a click of a button. It does not require any additional physical hardware or any complicated setups, one click and your new users will experience the website the way it was meant to be. Types of Bandwidth Offered Web Hosting providers offer two types of bandwidths with their hosting plans: Metered Bandwidth – There is a pre-specified limit to the bandwidth offered, and overages are charged. Once you buy a plan with Metered Bandwidth, you get a bandwidth limit, for example, 30TB. If you exceed this limit, the company will charge you for the overages. Unmetered Bandwidth – This means that your hosting provider does not measure the bandwidth used by you. You pay the cost of the hosting plan and use as much bandwidth as you need. Summing Up Hosting service providers offer a range of plans from 1GB bandwidth to unlimited bandwidth. Every website has specific bandwidth requirements. If you have a new website, you may track your usage over a month before the site goes live to get an idea.  An eCommerce website with dynamic traffic will require high bandwidth as compared to a static blog. Let’s see some approximate numbers, shall we? A medium-sized eCommerce website with a 100kb page, close to 1000 daily visitors will need a bandwidth of at least 8.5GB per month. Now consider a good blog with a page size of 50kb, close to 20,000 visitors per month, and average 5 page views per visitor. Having 700 visitors daily means this is a popular and active blog and will require a bandwidth of 5GB per month. On the other hand, a small and static blog can run efficiently with even 1GB bandwidth per month.  Once you deduce your bandwidth needs (either with a test run or with the formula), select a hosting plan that best suits your needs.  It is also crucial to understand whether the plan offers metered bandwidth or unmetered bandwidth. ResellerClub offers Cloud Hosting plans with Unmetered Bandwidth. We do not measure the amount of bandwidth you utilize, which gives you the freedom to use as little or as much as your site requires. Couple that with the one-click scalability of our Cloud Hosting plans, and your site will always be up and running, with minimum downtime. If you have any queries or suggestions, please comment below. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post All You Need to Know About Your Bandwidth Usage appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

How to Migrate a WordPress Website to a New Host

Thinking of switching your website to a new host due to slow website loading speed? Well, it can be a cumbersome task, especially if this is your first time.  Losing your website data and experiencing website downtime are two of the biggest risks involved. Not only would it take time to recover the valuable information but also result in lower search engine rankings.  In this tutorial, we’ll help you understand how to migrate a WordPress website to a new host in a step-by-step guide. Let’s begin! Step 1: Choose a new WordPress web host Choosing a new WordPress web host need not be a daunting task, however, it can be confusing with several web hosts available today.  Research well about your needs before narrowing down a web host: If you’re a new website with less traffic, then we recommend Shared Hosting. It is affordable and you can scale depending on your growing traffic If your website had moderate to high traffic then we recommend you opt for Cloud Hosting  If you are looking for simple and easy management we recommend, WordPress Hosting Once the choice of which type of hosting you want to opt for is made, you need to decide a web hosting provider. One of the key things to keep in mind are the problems you’re facing in your present web host and see if your new web host offers the right solution.  Quick Tip: Read reviews on hosting websites and call the support/sales of the new web host to ask your queries. If you believe, they offer good support, as well as, satisfy your website requirements then you can go ahead with your choice of host. Step 2: Install and Setup the Plugin After you’ve transferred your WordPress website to the new web host you need to install a plugin. Make sure that you do not install WordPress just yet.  There are several plugins available. Some of them are: Duplicator  UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin All-In-One WordPress Migration WP Migrate DB VaultPress BackupBuddy We recommend the Duplicator plugin as it is simple and easy to use. It  is a free plugin that can help you transfer your website with ease.  If you’re a beginner, do check out our step-by-step guide on how to install WordPress plugins. To install the plugin click on ‘Add Plugins’ in your WordPress dashboard and search for ‘Duplicator’. Once you find it, click on ‘Install Now’ and activate the plugin. Post installing and activating the Duplicator plugin, go to your WordPress admin area. Here, click on ‘Packages’ nestled under the Duplicator plugin. Next, click the ‘Create New’ button in the top right corner. After clicking on ‘Create New’ a new dialogue box should appear. Here click on the ‘Next’ button Now, before you click on the ‘Build’ button, make sure to scan the results (it should be ‘Good’) Note: This may take a while, make sure you do not close the tab.  After the process is completed, the following page should appear. Click on ‘One-click Download’.  You’ve successfully downloaded the ‘Installer’ and ‘Archive’ files. The archive is a copy of your website whereas the installer file will automate the installation process. Step 3: Import your WordPress website  After downloading the ‘Archive’ and ‘Installer’ files, it is time to transfer these files to the new web host.  You can use the FTP client (File Transfer Protocol) for this purpose – you can choose any FTP client you prefer. Some of the popular FTP clients are FileZilla, Cyberduck, WinSCP, Free FTP, etc.  Enter the hostname and FTP/SFTP credentials of your server’s IP address as your domain name is still pointing to your previous web host. (You will find this information in your cPanel dashboard) Upload the Archive and installer.php to the root web folder (usually public_html) of your website Note: Your root directory should be empty. If WordPress is pre-installed by your new web host, delete that before you proceed with the above steps.  Step 4: Modify the Hosts file on your local computer Now that you have uploaded the aforementioned files to your new web host, it is time to execute the ‘installer.php’ file. Usually, the installer.php file can be accessed by running the following in the URL in your browser: https://www.domainname.com/installer.php Should you access your installer.php file in such a manner you will most probably get a 404 error. This is a page not found error and you get it because your domain name still points to your old web host.  To rectify this error, you need to manually change your hosts file on your computer.  Note: If you decide to change your domain nameservers you may experience downtime. Modifying the ‘hosts’ file ensures that your website is also up and running with no downtime. Steps to modify the Hosts file: Locate your new web hosting server’s IP address: You will find your IP address in your cPanel dashboard under ‘General Information’. ‘Shared IP Address’ is the IP address we are looking for If you’re using Windows OS: Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Right-click on Notepad and click ‘Run as Administrator’ Click ‘Yes’ on the dialog box that appears  After Notepad opens. Go to File -> Open -> Navigate to the following folder in the C drive C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc  You will find the ‘hosts’ file here. Select and open it  Go to the end of your ‘hosts’ file and append the IP address you copied from cPanel along with your domain name 192.168.1.1 www.domainame.com    Note: If such a line already exists, replace it with the new data Save the changes.  Note: These changes are only temporary and the website on your new host can only be accessed from your computer. Thus, remember that once your migration process is completed (i.e after the 6th step <Run the Duplicator Migration Script>) you need to undo the above-mentioned changes in your ‘hosts’ file. Step 5: Create a database on your new web host Prior to running the installer on your new web host, make sure you have created a database in cPanel on your new web host. If yes, you can directly skip to step 6. If not, follow these procedures to create your database. We will be creating a MySQL database. Creating the database: Login to your cPanel account  Scroll till the database section and click on MySQL database 3. A new dialog box opens. Enter your database name and click ‘Create Database’ 4. After the database is created, scroll down to the Users section and add a new user. Click on the ‘Create User’ button after entering the credentials. 5. Once the user is created, add the user to the Database you created by clicking on the ‘Add’ button 6. Manage permissions for the user and give them all the privileges  7. Your database is ready to be used with WordPress Step 6: Run the Duplicator website migration script Now that you have the required files on your new web host, it is time to execute the installer.php file Point your browser to https://www.domainname.com/installer.php. This will launch the Duplicator installer. Now click on ‘Next’ and keep moving Here you’ll be required to fill in the database credentials.  Fill in the required information and click on ‘Next’. In the ‘host’ section mention ‘localhost’ Now click on ‘Test Database’  If the Duplicator plugin is able to connect, then a string beginning with ‘Pass’ will appear, otherwise, you will get database connection error details Assuming you were able to connect. Now click on ‘Next’ The Duplicator plugin will now import your WordPress database from the downloaded archive zip to your newly created database Now click on ‘Next’ until you reach the final ‘Admin Login’ button Login to your WordPress website on your new host to check if the transfer was completed Step 7: Update your Domain Name Server records Updating your DNS records on your new host is extremely important. At the moment, your domain name still points to your old web host. To point your domain to your new host, you will need to update your DNS nameserver records.  You can refer to this post to learn how to manage and set up the nameservers for your domain name easily. After you’ve changed your nameserver records, your transfer process is complete.  Congratulations! You have successfully transferred your WordPress site to a new host, with the plugin handling all the complexities of the process.  Note: We recommend you to wait at least a week to deactivate your old web host after your transfer process.  We hope that these steps helped you understand how to migrate a WordPress website from one host to another. Although this might seem like a difficult task, it isn’t. Just make sure to follow these steps to easily transfer your website. To know more about WordPress CMS, hosting and features of WordPress, read more from our WordPress Blogs Category.   .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post How to Migrate a WordPress Website to a New Host appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

The Softaculous E-Commerce Apps You Should Consider for your Business

E-commerce websites are the way to shop these days – a truth that’s been tested and proven time and again. As online shopping grows popular, e-commerce sites are experiencing a huge increase in loyal customers and sales. So, while it makes sense for consumers to buy products online, it also makes equal sense to set up an e-commerce website. You’ll reach a wide market and have fewer operating costs.  The first step would be to set up your e-commerce website. This is key to your business. However, the process can seem overwhelming or stressful. One of the options to mitigate that stress is through Softaculous. To begin with, let’s look at what Softaculous is? What is Softaculous? In a nutshell, Softaculous allows developers, site owners and marketers the chance to install their website applications quickly. This highly efficient automatic script installer works as a library of commercial scripts, which automates the installation of commercial and open-source web applications to a website. These scripts are executed from the administrative area of a control panel like cPanel. Typically, Softaculous applications install software, create tables in the database, modify web server configuration files and handle permissions. There are 2 types – the Free and Pro version. With the free version, 50 applications can be installed, while the Pro version provides 1-step installation of more than 250 applications. Currently, Softaculous is one of the most popular auto-installers and is offered by many web hosts. You can use Softaculous to automatically build websites or install software and web-based applications, like OpenCart, WordPress and Drupal. With the use of Softaculous, website creation is simple and easy and will help you complete a key component for your e-commerce business. Now that we’ve answered the question of what Softaculous is, let’s look at some of the top Softaculous E-commerce Apps to facilitate your online business. WHMCS Loaded with features and equipped with an all-inclusive management system, WHMCS is a good solution for your e-commerce website. It takes care of all your needs – from start to finish, including billing, management and provisioning. It provides automation that helps you save time, increases your businesses efficiency and offers insights to help you maximise your revenue. Billing and management are two of the biggest benefits with WHMCS, with personal invoices and automated email reminders. AbanteCart This PHP based e-commerce platform is free. Furthermore, it is a solution for merchants to sell their products quickly and efficiently. With a script created by experts and experienced professionals, AbanteCart is one of the most widely used Softaculous e-commerce scripts. It offers a seamless installation and constant upgrades, doesn’t require the knowledge of programming to be used, is quick, easy to control, secure and up to current industry standards.  OpenCart Efficient, robust and simple, OpenCart allows merchants to set up their businesses quickly and efficiently. One can create endless categories, use the simple administration dashboard to manage products, apply advanced user privileges and dictate separate access for different user groups. One admin source in OpenCart also allows you to create multiple stores and manages them via a single admin interface. This feature-rich, search engine friendly application offers more than twenty gateways for payments and is visually appealing. Want to create, scale and expand your business? OpenCart is an efficient solution for all those needs.  PrestaShop Growing into a genuine competitor in the market, PrestaShop was created to fully take advantage of the Web 2.0 innovations (including next-generation tech and AJAX-powered features). With the help of PrestaShop, you can create product catalogues quickly and efficiently – with unlimited options to create categories and sub-categories. It offers an incredible product image zoom, a customer user and subscription account option, Google checkout module, 1500 templates. It also allows for integration with Amazon Marketplace, Stripe and Google Merchant Centre, making life easier and cutting down on those operational costs. With a huge online community (above 1,000,000 members), PrestaShop offers all kinds of innovative solutions to help you set up your online business. Magento  When it comes to e-commerce software, Magento is at the top of the heap. This open-source web application is one of the most flexible solutions available. This flexibility allows you to customise it according to your needs – perfect for a world where consumer patterns are constantly shifting. Make your landing pages and the content for the products, manage shipping and delivery as you want to, generate a variety of reports – Magento empowers you to do it all.  Furthermore, the global Magento community is massive – over 150,000 developers. These developers will provide all the information you need to create the perfect e-commerce website. Magento offers great marketing and promotional tools, formats for analytics and reports, SEO and website management tools, a mobile commerce option and simple catalogue browsing and management.  The only catch? Magento is built for experienced developers. Also, while it is free, you will need to buy a payment processor, security certificate and domain name to keep your website secure and safe. osCommerce Want a name to trust? Then osCommerce is the e-commerce software for you. Opensource, osCommerce allows you complete control over your store and your data with a host of add-ons. Furthermore, it has a huge community (288,725) that provides support for it – bear in mind that you will have to pay a small fee to avail this service, but it’s a small price to pay for excellent solutions and support. osCommerce integrates with all kinds of third parties, via its Apps Marketplaces. Integrate with Facebook and Sage Pay and offer your site in different languages. Another advantage of osCommerce is that it isn’t complex – making it perfect for beginners.  Other Softaculous E-commerce applications you can look at are CubeCart (with its rich e-commerce scripts), Zen Cart (for those with basic website building skills) Lite Cart (lightweight and customisable), Loaded Commerce (offers B2B and wholesale shipping and multiple vendor shipping) WooCommerce (similar to WordPress), Spree Commerce (built with Ruby, lightweight and doesn’t drain your resources) and more. Setting up a website for your online business can be daunting at worst or tedious at best when you handle it manually. ResellerClub offers Softaculous apps installer with their Reseller Hosting plans. Using Softaculous, with our Linux Hosting plans, enables the 1-click installation of over 400 apps and scripts – making your e-commerce dream a reality. Get in touch with us today to unlock the best our Reseller Hosting plans can offer! .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post The Softaculous E-Commerce Apps You Should Consider for your Business appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

Reseller in Focus: HostMight

We, at ResellerClub, revel in the success of our customers and are extremely proud of their stories. Having empowered over 200,000+ resellers across the globe, we feel contentment when we look at our customers’ journeys in retrospect.  One such reseller that makes us extremely proud is HostMight. We spoke to Jobair Alam Bipul, Founder of HostMight, where he told us all about their experience of working with ResellerClub. Read on to know what he has to say. Company Name: HostMight We spoke to:  Jobair Alam Bipul Website Link: https://hostmight.com/ Favourite Control Panel Feature: I love how easy it is to manage our customers, sub-resellers, domains, and control them using the portal. API integration is seamless with 3rd party products that allow me to fully automate customer purchases.  I Choose ResellerClub Because: It has an automation platform for Domain Resellers. We can manage domains, e-mails, customers, sub-resellers from a single control panel. ResellerClub’s pricing is the most competitive I have seen.  Q1. When did you enter the Web Services Industry and where do you see your business going?  I have been working in the Domain and Web Hosting industry for more than 10 years. HostMight is Bangladesh’s fastest growing web hosting company, since 2010. It’s challenging but we’ve been steady every day. HostMight has unlimited potential, as it has quickly accumulated over 4500 clients.  Q2. What do you think is your secret to success and why do customers prefer Host Might?  Customers trust us as we are transparent with every detail of our services. Customers prefer us because of our friendly support and transparency.  Q3. Tell us a little about doing business in Bangladesh. What are the most unique aspects of the market?  ‘Digital Bangladesh’ is one of the nation’s aspirations! The hosting industry is growing very rapidly in the country and no one can imagine ‘Digital Bangladesh’ without the emerging contribution of the web hosting industry. Domain and web hosting play vital roles here as business owners are interested in websites and virtual presence. Online payment is rapidly increasing too, as people are moving to cashless transactions.  Q4. Is there any advice that you’d like to give others that are still learning the ropes in the Industry?  This industry is growing day-by-day. I strongly suggest hard work and patience. Special care should be taken with client management, along with customer support.  Q5. You have been with ResellerClub since 2014. What do you think has changed over the years?  ResellerClub Live chat support has become more efficient over the years. When it comes to the product front, a lot of new TLDs have been added along with new products like Cloud Hosting, WordPress hosting, Gsuite, etc.  Q6. Could you tell us some interesting stories or anecdotes about your company? How has having ResellerClub as a partner helped your business?  ResellerClub helps us not only with technology but also guides us on developing our domain business.  Q7: The recent COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways businesses operate. Are you running your business remotely? If yes, how has your experience been thus far? What challenges have you faced and how have you overcome them?  We have been running our business remotely and will continue doing so until the end of 2020. Although in-person meetings are preferred by a portion of our customers & partners, we have overcome it by using Zoom and Skype. A small number of customers prefer cash or cheque payments. We have implemented multiple mobile banking payment channels and extended grace period from 5 to 10 days, to pay hosting invoices that are past due. Also, we are not charging any late fees for payments past the due date.  Q8. Could you tell us what your most preferred product is from ResellerClub? Also, how has your experience been?  I’d recommend ResellerClub to anyone looking to use a domain management platform. Domain features and options allow you to do almost anything you want to, with your domain name. Q9.  Please share feedback for your Account Manager, Manish Shinde Manish Shinde is extremely professional and is always looking out for the best interest of his clients and business partners. He is a very proactive person, dynamic and passionate about everything that he’s involved in at work. Manish is wonderful to work with.  That’s all from our chat with HostMight. Thank you for reading through this post and also, a big shout out to HostMight. Wishing you continued growth and success. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post Reseller in Focus: HostMight appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

Cloud Computing is Changing the Strategic Direction for Data Backups: Here’s How

Data has assumed enormous significance in recent times. This is mainly because most businesses today generate a huge amount of data which is used for a wide variety of purposes. From understanding the customer to fine-tuning your marketing strategy, everything requires data. This huge relevance makes data a cornerstone for the success of any organization. It is critical for organizations to backup their data to ensure that they hold on to their “oil” in the event of any untoward incident. So, what is data backup and how can you be prepared for incidents that can result in loss of your data?  The critical data of your organization can be lost due to a wide number of reasons, including cyber-attack, fire, flood, theft, hardware failure, etc. If you know how to backup a website and back it up regularly, you can avoid such a situation. Data Backup A data backup can be defined as the process of copying files & folders so that it can be restored to its original state if the need arises. Data backup enables you to prepare disaster recovery plans and be armed to survive any data disaster. Organizations should have a designated professional in-charge of preparing and executing data backup strategies. This could include the scope of backup, the schedule of backup, infrastructure, objectives, and more. It is imperative to decide what you should backup and when you should back up. You should ideally backup all the files, database, operating system, configuration, and applications. Just like your local data, your website should also be backed up as there is new activity happening on the website on a daily basis. If someone were to delete the files or the server crashes accidentally, you could easily restore the website using the backup. For your website backup needs, you can either look towards your web hosting provider to do regular backups or take it up internally. If your website is hosted on Cloud, then the hosting provider can help you out with this. Good Cloud Hosting providers offer daily or weekly backups with the hosting plans and deploy cloud-based backup systems for all the users. After every backup, and before the next backup, some data is vulnerable. If there were any failure, the data from the last backup to the point of failure would be lost. This is termed as ‘Recovery Point Objective’. This a crucial parameter, and you need to determine the RPO carefully. A shorter RPO would mean less data that would be lost, and a longer RPO would lead to more data losses. The Recovery Time Objective is another crucial parameter, which is the time you will take to get your data up and running from the moment of a disaster. This is vital as higher RTO will lead to financial losses and damage to the company’s reputation. So, while a faster RTO could be expensive, it will ensure that your data is recovered quickly. Most organizations generally have an RTO of not more than a few hours. Cloud Backups Cloud-based backups are not entirely different from the regular backups in terms of their goals and the problem they solve. Cloud backup or online backup is a method of saving or backing-up the data to a cloud via the internet.  So, instead of a physical onsite backup, cloud backups are online and done virtually. Cloud is a shared pool of resources offered by a third-party and used over the internet. Cloud computing allows you to store, process, and manage data via the web, enabling you to save the overhead cost of on-premise IT infrastructure. A cloud backup will ensure that your data is not vulnerable at any given point in time.   Cloud backups are efficient in ensuring disaster recovery and allowing you to get your systems up & running with all the data. In cloud backups, there’s one central repository and several backup repositories. So, if something were to happen to the central repository, the backup repository will still have all of your data.  If you are concerned about the privacy of your data, a private cloud is ideal for your organization. Unlike a public cloud, which is available to anyone with an internet connection, a private cloud is accessible only to your organization, making it more secure than the public cloud. The main challenges that are faced by organizations during recovery include dependency, failure detection, cost, and security.  CodeGuard is a popular tool for cloud backup that utilizes a File Integrity Monitoring System to store your site data on the cloud. CodeGuard ensures data backup in 3 ways –  Initial Backup: Once the service is purchased, CodeGuard does a comprehensive compiling of the accessible data. Continuous Backup: It conducts daily monitoring and updates the backup whenever there are any changes. On-Demand backups: Apart from the daily backup, users can create backups as and when they require. Benefits of Cloud-based Backups Cloud-based backups offer several benefits which are not seen with the traditional backup methods.  It is more reliable as it eliminates dependence on a single server or computer. Even if one facility were to fail, there are many other networks across the globe which would still have your backups. Cloud backups also improve the speed of restoring your data as compared to physical backups. Maintenance costs are minimal as there are no physical devices to procure and store.  The cost of using a cloud-based backup is comparatively cheaper when compared to buying and maintaining your own infrastructure. Losing data can be time-consuming and costly. With Cloud backups, you can restore your data quickly, which helps to reduce the costs.  The Cloud Computing Factor Cloud computing is changing the future of data backups and the manner in which companies are approaching data backups. It leverages the capabilities of storage, networking, servers, operating systems, faster processors, and memory to offer faster backups and recovery. It is delivering the core functions of backup, deduplication, private replication, and recovery at even faster speeds. Cloud is poised to introduce new business models such as Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and change the strategic direction of data backups as we know it now. With changing requirements, cloud computing will make it imperative for service providers to offer higher functionalities. Traditional data backup vendors selling software and taking backups from the location are facing stiff competition from cloud backup service providers. The competition will only intensify with next-gen companies offering competitive cloud hosting plans. With business becoming more technology-dependent and prices of servers getting cheaper, the strategic chain reactions that will change the data backup industry have already been set in motion. Cloud backup has ensured that gradually the future of backup lies in hyper-convergence. Organizations are increasingly seeking features such as backup automation, data migration, and different cloud deployment models. Cloud enables users to access data from any device which is not possible using traditional backup systems. It is evident that in the near future, cloud computing and cloud-based backups are bound to drive changes in the data backup industry. It falls upon you to ensure that your organization stays up to date with the latest technology and secures the data with the best available technology. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post Cloud Computing is Changing the Strategic Direction for Data Backups: Here’s How appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

Bring Your Website to Life with .LIVE

Live in the moment… Live your best life… Live Success… Live the .LIVE! With live streaming, live videos, live webinars and live online classes becoming the ‘new normal’; you can create a powerful online presence with .LIVE.  .LIVE has become one of the most sought after TLDs with more and more individuals and brands understanding the need to get online and give their customers the best live experience. From Yoga instructors to musicians, from news websites to educational institutes; everyone is working towards creating a live platform to connect with customers and clients and continue doing business as usual.  Why Invest in .LIVE? The .LIVE TLD is synonymous with everything and anything that’s live and lively — news, online events, video streaming, classes, seminars — it thus represents:  Energy Sense of urgency A Call-to-Action  Interestingly, the word ‘live’ can be perceived in two ways — as in live online events or live a happy life. So, the .LIVE domain extension is perfect for not just people taking over the digital space with live events and streaming but also those promoting the need to live a happy or healthy or balanced life. Furthermore, even the travel and tourism industry can benefit offering reasons why people may want to ‘live’ in a particular place.  Who Can Benefit from .LIVE? Businesses and individuals who want to offer live services — yoga, music, art, cooking etc.  Businesses and individuals who promote the art of living life a certain way — meditation, nutrition, happiness, mental health etc.  Businesses and individuals who promote travel and tourism to help people live in different cities or countries — immigration, student visas, travel enthusiasts etc.  Businesses or individuals who want to highlight energy or dynamic living — concert organizers, event planners, travel agents, adventure sports, etc.  Top 3 Reasons to Get a .LIVE Domain  1. On-Brand If you or your business is all about the ‘live’ online experience the .LIVE domain is true to your brand and reflects your brand personality.  2. Call-to-Action Your .LIVE domain will be the first and most effective call-to-action — right from the start you’re asking people to go live with you.  3. It Works!  .LIVE has already worked wonders for established brands and celebrities, you can be the next most sought after .LIVE platform online. Don’t believe me? Check these out: https://ncov2019.live/ – a website that gives live updates on the Coronavirus statistics https://lionsgate.live/ – here’s one for the theatre and movie buffs Go .LIVE with ResellerClub At ResellerClub we aim to help our customers get the best deals and offers, so they can give the best experience to their customers. Get the .LIVE domain at just $2.99 (limited time offer!) and take the online world by a storm! Ready to go .LIVE?  .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post Bring Your Website to Life with .LIVE appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

How Does Cloud Hosting Guarantee Data Security?

Owning and running a business means you’re always looking for better tools, advanced solutions, efficient strategies and exceptional plans that secure a better tomorrow.  While we may have grown up saying we’re on cloud (nine!), today we really are!  Being on the cloud has a different meaning today; and one that shows you are progressive, futuristic, and understand the need to grow with technology.  So what is Cloud Hosting and how does it work? Long story short, Cloud Hosting hosts all your business resources — databases, files, networks, software, storage space, server etc — on the internet. Which means, that instead of relying on your hard drive to keep all your resources secure, you keep everything secure on the internet. This is the biggest advantage and element that makes Cloud Hosting security the most vouched for.  If you’re not a tech-geek (like me!), think of it this way. Your hard drive is a physical component that can easily be harmed, stolen, attacked, or simply stop functioning. However, the internet is a virtual space that does not ‘break’ or stop existing for any reason — if that happens it’s honestly a much bigger problem that the world will face!  So what does Cloud Hosting security mean for your business? And, how does Cloud Hosting guarantee data security? Let’s find out.  Protect Your Business With Cloud Hosting Security If you’re considering moving to Cloud Hosting, the most important and the first thing you need to do is understand how to choose the right cloud service provider for your business. While secure Cloud Hosting can help you grow and protect your business, working with the right service provider who understands your exact needs, your business requirements and offers a tailor-made experience is crucial to success.  Here’s how secure Cloud Hosting guarantees growth for your business:  Data Protection Securing your data is and must be, the top priority for your business. According to a Forbes report, in the past 10 years over 300 data breaches have led to the theft of over 100,00 records. With increasing cases of data breaches, it is essential to take the highest measures to protect and secure your business data. Cloud Hosting bumps up security measures for critical and crucial data, thus allowing you greater security.  Flexible Scaling Secure Cloud Hosting is the perfect solution to raise security levels when scaling up. When experiencing a surge in traffic on your website you may be at potential risk of a crash, however, with Cloud Hosting you have the flexibility to scale up security measures during this time to ensure smooth continuity.   Control The fact that you can control when you need to increase or decrease security measures on the Cloud also brings in greater control to your business security. Secure Cloud Hosting brings with it multiple applications and features that increase controls to maintain continuity and protection.  DDoS Attacks DDoS attacks are not uncommon, but with Cloud Hosting you have a better chance at complete security as there are higher levels of checks, absorption and scattering of attacks to minimize the threat.  Compliance Professional Cloud Hosting services are regulatory compliant, allowing you to smoothly run your online business. It manages and preserves compliant infrastructures that safeguard critical and sensitive data.  Trust In The Best At ResellerClub we understand that Cloud Hosting is the way to a future-secure business. Our secure Cloud Hosting plans are keeping in mind the different needs of different businesses. With 99.9% uptime to complete support and many more advantages, we have helped many businesses move to the cloud, grow and achieve success.  Are you ready to move to the cloud too? If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. To know more, and stay updated, head to our Hosting Blog Category. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post How Does Cloud Hosting Guarantee Data Security? appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

New gTLD Report – June 2020

Six months have quickly passed by, and June successfully marked the end of the second quarter of 2020!  Before we dive deep, let’s take a quick look at the highlights of June 2020! Highlights of June 2020 .XYZ is the top-performing new gTLD of the month with a 24% share in the total registration count .SITE, .ONLINE, and .SPACE gTLDs secured the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in June respectively .TOP new gTLD made it to the top 5 list with a whopping 346% increase in its registration numbers in comparison to May .LIVE managed to move higher-up, securing 10th position the top 15 list !function(e,i,n,s){var t="InfogramEmbeds",d=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];if(window[t]&&window[t].initialized)window[t].process&&window[t].process();else if(!e.getElementById(n)){var o=e.createElement("script");o.async=1,o.id=n,o.src="https://e.infogram.com/js/dist/embed-loader-min.js",d.parentNode.insertBefore(o,d)}}(document,0,"infogram-async"); New gTLD Report – June2020Infogram *Registration Numbers Facilitated by ResellerClub Round the new gTLD globe .XYZ completed 6 years this June. It was launched on 2nd June 2014. .SHOP launched its renewed website get.shop officially in June Performance of new gTLDs in June Let us analyse the performance of the key new gTLDs in June 2020. .XYZ:  Grabbing the first spot in terms of the total registrations .XYZ contributed a total of 24% share. The increase in the registration counts can be attributed to the Global markets*. Global registration count for June: 3,262,425 .SITE: The .SITE domain extension witnessed a 17% share in the new gTLD registrations. Due to its high sale in the Global markets* it was able to secure the second spot in terms of the total registration count in June. Global registration count for June: 2,065,767 .ONLINE: Following close behind, .ONLINE has secured the third spot with a 12% registration in the overall new gTLDs registered in June. The new gTLD was running at a promo price of $6.99 Global registration count for June: 1,679,922 .SPACE: .SPACE domain extension’s growing footprint in our global markets* has borne results. With a 64% increase in its registration count as compared to the month of May, the new gTLD moved up a rank higher.  Global registration count for June: 493,935 .TOP: With a whopping 364% boost in its registration numbers, .TOP has reclaimed its position in the top 5 new gTLDs registered in the month of June. The ResellerClub China market can be credited for the maximum number of registrations. Global registration count for June: 3,641,207 .LIFE: .LIFE was able to retain its eighth spot with a surge in its total registration count by 20%. The promo price of $ 2.99 has been the reason for the surge in the Brazil market. Global registration count for June: 219,325 .LIVE: .LIFE was able to move to the tenth spot with a jump of 10% in its registrations. The new gTLD was priced at $ 2.99.  Global registration count for June: 725,000 Go Beyond the Traditional  Now, more than ever, with the growing options of new gTLDs, you can help your customers grow their online business and reach customers easily.  Here are some exciting new gTLD domain extensions on promo in July 2020.  Help boost your customers’ business creatively with .ART at just $ 5.99 Resell the ever-popular .FUN at a low price of $0.99 and make profits Expand your customers business to connect across the globe with .EMAIL at $2.99 That’s all folks! Check out all our leading domain promos and help your customers get the right one for their online business. You can also head to our Facebook or Twitter pages to get all the updates about our trending domain promos. Just look out for the posts with #domainpromos. See you there! If you would like to know more about domain extensions, check out our other blogs in the Domains category. Lastly, Stay Home, Stay Safe! *Global market – US, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, Thailand and others fall under the global markets.  .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post New gTLD Report – June 2020 appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

Why SMBs Should Opt for Fully Managed Web Hosting

Businesses around the globe are going online. While taking their businesses online is comparatively easy for well-established companies, small & medium businesses end up losing clientele for not being online or due to poor online services.  However, with changing times and the growth of affordable web hosting services in India, small entrepreneurs and SMBs are building a comprehensive online presence. As per a survey, nearly 33% of all small businesses in India have a website, while close to 19% have shown interest in building a website soon. This is a huge statistic considering the number of MSMEs in India. With more SMBs opting to go online, there is a need for customised hosting plans that tackle the specific needs and concerns of this sector. Most SMBs do not have the luxury to spend their limited resources on hiring technical staff. This lack of financial freedom to hire IT staff coupled with sub-par technical knowledge can incur huge losses for these businesses.  The high demand for hosting and the specific concerns gave rise to a new service offering targeted at SMBs – Managed Web Hosting. The capabilities of the hosting service will determine how quick your website will load, the uptime of your website, even your SERP ranking (a quick loading website ranks better), and the resources in terms of time and money you will have to allocate in maintaining the hosting service.  Thanks to Managed Web Hosting, SMBs are now able to modernize their businesses and have an impactful digital footprint. So, what does a fully managed web hosting offer that has enticed SMBs to opt for it?  What Is Managed Hosting Service? Fully managed web hosting is a service where your hosting company performs all the essential tasks required to maintain your website. Managed web hosting can be either Shared, Virtual Private Server, Dedicated, or even managed Cloud Hosting. Managed Hosting service frees you from the technical tasks such as configuring the servers, security, data storage, data backup, etc.      As a business organisation, you need to make sure that your website works normally, and for that, your one-stop solution can be Fully Managed Hosting. Fully Managed Hosting packages provide ready-to-go software installation, regular updates, and continuous monitoring. It also comes with regular security updates to mitigate hacking attempts. Most Fully Managed Hosting service providers offer customised hosting solutions and features that are designed exclusively for your business. By purchasing a Managed Hosting service, business organisations can expect services right from hardware & software setup to technical support. The availability of a support team ensures that expert advice is only an email away. This allows you to ask any query that you have and get it resolved immediately. Benefits of Fully Managed Web Hosting Having a Fully Managed Hosting plan can help you and your business in several ways. The benefits are listed below.  1.     Advanced Caching Features – Managed web hosting is equipped with pre-packaged cache features which are developed for scalable websites. You will not have to set up and optimise cache features. 2.     Integrate Apps – The cloud platform has several apps and CMS (Content Management Systems) on the cloud marketplace, which you can directly deploy as per your requirement. From building a landing page to an eCommerce store, everything can be done instantly. 3.     Integrated CDN – Good Managed Hosting providers also add the Content Delivery Network (CDN) to your plan and reduce the server response time by fetching the data from the nearest data node available. This will boost the page loading speed and help in your SEO too. 5.     Scalability – Managed hosting providers also take care of the scalability requirement. It does not involve downtime or high costs, making scaling up easy and hassle-free. So, SMBs can initially opt for a low resource plan and then scale as the business grows.  6.     Security – Web hosting providers offering Managed Hosting services can provide robust security available in the market. With good service providers, you also get cloud backups, SSL certificates, web application firewalls, and other top-rated security features. 7.     Power of cloud – Cloud applications provide sturdy performance, quick loading time, automated data backups & recovery, reliable customer service, and more. Cloud Web Hosting also has managed services that provide the best of both worlds. You can get all the benefits of the cloud, as well as, ease in operations. How to Select A Fully Managed Web Hosting? Before finalising on any Fully Managed Web Hosting, you need first to analyse the requirement for your organisation and the amount you are willing to spend. The features offered such as security, updates, tech support, etc. should also be considered. Security: As a regular update, security patch installation and the overall security upkeep is the prerogative of the hosting provider, it is imperative that you pay close attention to the security specifications offered by the provider.  Updates: Get in-depth information regarding the backup software used, the frequency of the backups, the process of the backup, the process for data recovery in case of any failure, etc.  Tech Support: You opt for Managed Hosting as you do not wish to spend the time and effort on managing the technical aspects. However, tech issues might crop up even in the Managed Hosting setup. Therefore, it is crucial to go for a hosting company that offers 24×7 customer support. While Fully Managed Web Hosting comes with its fair share of benefits, it will leave you with a limited option for customisation. Besides, the definition of ‘fully managed’ may vary from one hosting service provider to another in terms of services offered.  One way to make the best use of Fully Managed Hosting services is by researching each company’s plan in detail and comparing it to your needs. Almost every hosting company has multiple 24/7 customer service channels. Make complete use of them.  Only when you’re satisfied that the company provides everything that you need should you consider as a possible choice. To know more about our hosting services, and other updates from the world of hosting head to our Hosting Blogs now. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post Why SMBs Should Opt for Fully Managed Web Hosting appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

7 Tips To Keep Your Social Media Marketing Fresh and Relevant

COVID-19, Pandemic, Black Lives Matter, Instagram Reels, Lockdown, Unlock, Mental Health, Stock Market, Trump, China, India, Work From Home, DIY, Cooking, Recipes… Unless you’ve been living under a rock, all these things are a part of your day-to-day life today. Whether you switch on the television, browse through your social media feed, or even talk to someone over the phone — I’ll be surprised if at least one, if not all, are a part of it.  Well, these are called ‘trending’ topics or the latest social media trends for a reason! So what do all these recent social media trends mean for a business? How does a business get involved, be associated, or get with the trends?  More importantly, how does one keep up? It can be overwhelming, especially today when people across the globe are connected digitally. Something big might happen in one corner of the world and within minutes the world (the internet!) is talking about it. Social Media platforms play a huge role in this wide and quick spread of information.  Let me put this up first — if you’re a business and you want to be a part of this ever-buzzing world of social media you need to stay fresh, relevant and at the top of your game.  Latest Social Media Trends — Old Isn’t Gold!  You may have the most creative idea to highlight one of the latest social media trends, but if it’s not fresh no one’s interested. It’s the same as wishing people a ‘Happy New Year’ in March! In social media terms, everything needs to be done yesterday!  Take, for example, you’re an e-commerce store that sells quirky stationery items. Every year you launch a new line of planners and calendars for the new year in January. But, this year, for whatever reason you launch your yearly planners and calendars in June.  Do you think the sales will be the same as every year? Sure, there may be some people who may still like the design or simply decide to buy it, but the majority of your existing and potential customers have moved on. New year planners and calendars are too old now!  Social Media Marketing works for a business in the same way. Every post you create and publish needs to be fresh and relevant to what the internet is talking about. Old or irrelevant content will not catch your audience’s eyes and will more often than not be ignored, or worse drive people to unfollow you and look for ‘fresher’ options.  You need to keep out a keen eye for the latest social media trends to be able to consistently keep creating fresh content that resonates with your audience, and urges them to keep coming back for more.  How do you do that? Well, here are 7 tips to help you create a buzzing social media strategy.  7 Tips To Keep Up With The Latest Social Media Trends Keeping up with all the recent trends in social media trends is not an easy task, but with a little planning, the right resources, and right creative thinking you can nail it! With that, let’s jump in and look at 7 tips to keep up with the latest social media trends: Tip 1: Pick and Choose Your Battles (trends!) While you may want to be a part of every trend on social media, you don’t have to. Your social media marketing will only be effective when you say something relevant — this includes relevance in content, as well as the relevancy to your brand. For example, if you run a restaurant, your audience may not necessarily want to hear from you about the recent ‘Glow and Lovely’ debate. You’re not the same industry, your services are different, and unless you have a personal story to share it may come out as ‘trying too hard’. In such a case, the best thing to do is to support other brands that are making more relatable and relevant content. You can use features like Instagram Stories to share relevant content from other brands and individuals.  Tip 2: Listening (tools) is key First, listen, then speak… an age-old life lesson.  This holds true for social media too. Listening tools or social listening is monitoring your brand’s online presence to tap into your customer’s sentiments. There are special listening tools that let you know what people are saying about your brand, how people are talking about relevant keywords for your brand and deeply understand how people are talking on social media. This helps you finetune your social media strategy and create content that resonates with your audience. For example, if you find that more people are looking for ‘contactless delivery options’ from e-commerce stores during this time of the pandemic, if you still haven’t you can think about tailoring your services and letting your audience know through social media that you have made this possible for them.  Tip 3: Stay On-Brand Every brand has a unique style, voice, look and feel. You need to find that and then create a strong brand identity that people remember. As important as it is to create good content for your social media audience, it’s equally important how you present that content. It’s as simple as, when you look at a big yellow ‘M’ no matter where in the world you are, you know there’s a McDonalds somewhere near you. In the same way, when you have an impactful and consistent brand voice, tone and visual presence your audience will instantly connect with you. Additionally, your on-brand aspects must be relevant to your specific audience. For example, if you cater to the young GenZ, using terms like ‘on fleek’ will have the desired effect. Whereas, an older target audience may not necessarily connect with the young lingo. Know your audience to create an on-brand presence.  Tip 4: Robust and Relentless Approach  People consume social content in different ways. I for one, use Instagram stories to stay updated with what people and brands are doing, whereas on Facebook I prefer scrolling through my feed. Like me, most people usually have a personal preference in the way they consume content and you need to be out there in a robust way to get everyone’s attention. Don’t stick to one format, and keep exploring new ways to connect with your audience. Closely monitor what works best for your audience and tailor your social media marketing strategy accordingly. Instagram Stories and Reels, Facebook Stories, Video Content, Polls and Quizzes, Hashtags, Discussions and Debates — explore all the possibilities, cater to all and relentlessly keep at it.  Tip 5: Pencil it in! This is probably one of the most critical aspects of keeping your social feed fresh and relevant. Creating a detailed social media marketing calendar allows you to be more organized, better prepared, and also leaves room for additional last-minute needs. Say, for example, you have built out your calendar for the whole month and have designed and created the posts, well in advance to be automatically scheduled. Now, in case something new and trending happens across the globe you have the bandwidth to creatively use it to your advantage. On the other hand, if you do not have a detailed calendar you will end up being inconsistent, compromising on creative quality and may even end up missing out one some great content that could have gotten the desired attention. Always, always create a plan and prepare in advance.  Tip 6: Build Excitement Leading To Important Updates While in real life surprises are best when sprung last minute, on social media, it might not have the same impact. If you have something exciting coming up, like a sale, a promotion, a new video or movie, or an event, build excitement leading to it so there are more people hooked on by the time the final release happens. The problem is that there is just so much content being uploaded every single second, chances of people missing out on your posts must be factored in. However, if people already know something exciting is about to come up, they will keep an eye out for it, and may even take the effort of going to your social media page to ensure they haven’t missed out on your big reveal.  Tip 7: Repurpose To Stay Fresh — Yes!  It might sound contradictory, but there’s a lot of effort and thinking that must go into creating a social media post, and if it resonates with your audience, and is relevant, why not bring it back! Additionally, it’s possible that something you created a year ago, is more relevant and relatable today. Repurpose old content in creative ways so they remain fresh. For example, if you created a video last year that is relevant now, you can use catch-phrases or quotes from it to create posts, or even take a snippet from it to create a short and interesting video/GIF. It’s your content and you have complete freedom and liberty to repurpose it in creative ways as long as it keeps your social feed fresh and relevant.  Get Buzzing The world of social media is always buzzing — you can create the next big buzz!  While you must aim to keep up with the latest social media trends, you can also create your own trends. You know your industry, and you know what is trending within your industry so use that knowledge and expertise to create something that creates an impact. Staying fresh and relevant is all about knowing what your audience wants from you, what they’re looking for and how well it enhances your brand voice.  Put these 7 tips to practice and create an impactful social media presence.  Head to the Marketing Blog Category to know more and stay updated with the latest news in the world of marketing.  .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post 7 Tips To Keep Your Social Media Marketing Fresh and Relevant appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

7 Tried and Tested Strategies to Make Your Website a Lead Magnet

Building a customer base is one of the biggest challenges that new businesses face. While large enterprises will spend thousands of dollars on pay-per-click ads and social media campaigns, small businesses don’t have those kinds of budgets and often have to rely on organic ways to find their customers. However, this should not dissuade you from starting your business.  Fortunately, there are several easy-to-implement and inexpensive methods of capturing useful leads for your business, such as your official website. The advantage of using your site as a lead magnet is that you have full control over what you publish and how you track visits and conversions. Moreover, it just improves the overall quality of your website, which is crucial when you are competing in cyberspace.  If you are looking for ideas on how to turn your website into a lead magnet, read on for seven useful tips. 1. Pick the right domain name This may seem unusual, however, it is a great strategy to attract quality leads. Your domain name is the first thing people will see when they search for you. Finding the right one is a small yet crucial first step towards creating a strong web presence. By making it easier for people to find you and remember you, you increase the likelihood of converting them into leads.  When thinking about your domain name, you must consider the following: Is it short? Long and clunky domain names are hard to remember, prone to being misspelt, and may also seem spammy. For instance, if you are looking to buy a secondhand car online and find two links in the search results, would you rather click on www.used-carz123.com or www.usedcars.store?  Pick a domain name that’s short and simple, ideally not more than 18 characters. Avoid using a hyphen, numbers, or modified spellings that may confuse people. Is it contextual? Avoid going with something random and completely unrelated to your business just because the domain name of your choice wasn’t available. Try finding your top preferences on new domain extensions such as .STORE, .ONLINE, .SITE, .SPACE or .TECH.  Not only are they easier to acquire, but they also provide more context to your domain name. For instance, if you come across the domain name www.getgrocery.online, you immediately know what the website is about and the domain name has an appealing ring to it too. Is it creative? You need a domain name that sets you apart from your rivals and intrigues people to click on your URL and learn more about you. Try to be creative without being cryptic. For instance, www.yourzen.space is a great choice for a wellness and fitness center.  2. Focus on your website’s design Your website’s design should be clean, aesthetically appealing, and easy to navigate. Cluttered layouts can be off-putting for visitors and also make you come across as unprofessional, whereas a well-designed site shows your visitors that you are skilled, experienced and care about the finer details.  Your design should inspire confidence in the visitors’ mind that they have come to the right place. It should reflect your industry and your brand’s personality. For instance, a website that sells children’s learning aids should use playful elements and bright colors, while a news website should focus on high picture quality and clear, easy-to-read fonts with less distracting elements. 3. Reduce the loading speed The Internet is all about instant gratification. If your website takes a long time to load, the bounce rate is bound to be high. According to this 2020 report by Ezoic, loading speed of 1-3 seconds may lead to a 32% bounce rate, while a speed of 1-10 seconds may lead to a 106% bounce rate. Make sure that your website pages load within seconds by finding the right web host, compressing your images, installing fewer plugins and minimizing HTTP requests. 4. Start and maintain a good blog Customers spend a lot of time researching the products they need online. Why not provide them with everything they need on your own website? Starting a blog is not only a great way to engage, educate and inform your audience but also to strengthen your credibility as an expert in the field.  Post content related to your industry and products, such as latest trends, product reviews, guides and how-tos in different formats such as articles, videos, infographics, and even podcasts. For inspiration, check out these blogs by Walmart, ExxonMobil, and Hewlett Packard. 5. Provide clear call-to-action (CTA) in your blog Make it easy for visitors to take the desired action by providing relevant product links and CTAs throughout your blog posts. For instance, if you are an online fashion store and your blog post is about 5 stylish must-haves this monsoon, you can provide links to the products mentioned in your post along with short and simple CTAs, such as “Buy these boots at flat 10% off”. 6. Optimize your website for mobile A lot of online browsing and shopping takes place on mobile phones these days. According to a report published on Broadband Search, mobile traffic in 2019 had gone up by 222% compared to 2013. With so much online traffic coming from mobile phones, every website needs to ensure that it is optimized for use on phones. You don’t want visitors bouncing off your website just because it takes too much time to load or the layout looks weird on their mobile devices.  Test your website on various mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to see how long it takes to load, how simple the navigation is, whether the layout looks good, and whether the pictures look high-quality and the text readable. You can even run it through an online test such as Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test to get a report on what are the strong points of your website and which areas need improvement. 7. Ask for their email addresses When visitors create accounts on your website, provide you with their email addresses, and subscribe to your newsletter, it helps you get repeat business from them. You can use their information to track what they are browsing, which products and services are of interest to them, their purchase history and whether or not they have abandoned their shopping carts.  This will help you retarget them with relevant information and products that they are likely to buy and even get them to complete the purchases in their abandoned cart through discounts and other special offers.  Your website would be the ideal place for capturing people’s email addresses. However, new visitors will most often be wary of divulging personal contact details unless you give them an incentive to do so. For instance, you could offer them a free product such as an ebook, access to tutorial videos and other premium content or attractive deals (Sign up now and get flat 30% off on your first purchase!). Once you have their information and have a fair idea of their shopping and content consumption behavior, your chances of converting them into leads and eventually into repeat customers will increase manifold.  Conclusion Your website is like your storefront in the online world. It is a reflection of your identity and your personality. If there is one investment that you must not compromise on, it is the quality of your website. A well-designed website with a professional look and feel and useful information can be your most useful tool for lead generation, which is the first step towards creating a large loyal customer base.  .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post 7 Tried and Tested Strategies to Make Your Website a Lead Magnet appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

Reseller in Focus: JustHostMe

We, at ResellerClub, revel in the success of our customers and are extremely proud of their stories. Having empowered over 200,000+ resellers across the globe, we feel contentment when we look at our customers’ journeys in retrospect.  One such reseller that makes us extremely proud is JustHostMe. We spoke to Jeffrey Mattingley, Founder of JustHostMe where he told us all about their experience of working with ResellerClub. Read on to know what Jeffrey has to say. Company Name: JustHostMe We spoke to: Jeffrey Mattingley Website Link: https://www.justhostme.co.uk/ Favourite Control Panel Feature: Template customization and automation I Choose ResellerClub Because: Competitive prices and automation through WHMCS module Q1. When did you enter the Web Services Industry and where do you see your business going? I founded the company in August 2007, since then we have expanded to become a reputable UK-based web hosting company. We aim to continue to provide consumers and businesses with quality web hosting and related web services. Q2. What do you think is your secret to success and why do customers prefer JustHostMe? Our secret to success is customer-care. We go above and beyond for our customers and make sure they are always satisfied. In return, we have seen the greatest expansion of our customer base from word of mouth referrals, simply because of happy customers. Q3. Tell us a little about doing business in the UK? What are the most unique aspects of the market? The UK market is very competitive with many providers and offerings. We have been established since August 2007 and have grown quickly to cement our position in the market as a reputable, affordable, reliable and quality web hosting provider. We have found that UK customers largely prefer locally hosted services, with UK-based support – we can provide both. Cloud hosting and virtual servers are extremely popular. With the challenges of Brexit on the horizon, we are continuing to innovate and looking to offer more of our services globally. Q4. Is there any advice that you’d like to give others that are still learning the ropes in the Industry? The industry is very competitive and challenging with continuous innovation, however, while spending time innovating and competing, it is important not to forget how important customer care and relationships are. Happy customers are the best recipe for growth and success. Q5.  You have been with ResellerClub since 2009. What do you think has changed over the years? Innovation! The product portfolio has continually grown allowing us to offer more services and increase our revenue streams. We have also been impressed with the continual improvements with automation. Automation is key in our businesses, and ResellerClub has excelled with automation through WHMCS modules and integrations. Q6. Could you tell us some interesting stories or anecdotes about your company?  The core of our business is within the family. Each family member takes a vital role in the functioning of JustHostMe. As the director of the company, our monitoring system alerted me to a server incident whilst I was on holiday on a cruise ship at sea, luckily, my fantastic team had it all under control within minutes, before I had the chance to swim ashore! Q7. How has having ResellerClub as a partner helped your business? Providing domain registration, transfers and renewals at low-cost have been essential to the growth of our business. This has allowed us to not only make a decent profit but also offer fantastic promotional pricing to our customers. Q8: The recent COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways businesses operate. Are you running your business remotely? If yes, how has your experience been thus far? What challenges have you faced and how have you overcome them? Yes, our business is running remotely at present. All our staff is working from the safety of their homes, and we’re still here 24/7 as normal. With the great video and audio communication solutions available on the Internet today, the staff is able to easily communicate amongst each other and overcome any challenges really quickly. We’ve adapted quickly, and it’s ‘service as usual’ here at JustHostMe! That’s all from our chat with Jeffrey. Thank you for reading through this post and also, a big shout out to JustHostMe. Wishing you continued growth and success.  .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post Reseller in Focus: JustHostMe appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

Website Design Best Practice: How to Optimize User Flow

Website design is about more than aesthetics. Some websites are visually beautiful but challenging to use and navigate. The best sites are designed with user flow in mind. This method puts the user at the center of the design process and offers a better overall user experience. In this article, we’ll review website design best practices and look at some strategies you can use to optimize user flow. Before we get too far into the article, let’s cover some of the basics. What is User Flow? A user flow is a visual representation of the user’s journey through a website. If you run an ecommerce website, the user flow traces the user’s path from the moment they arrive on your landing page to the point of checkout. Here’s an example user flow for an eCommerce site:  Source: Springboard Most user experience (UX) designers visualize user flows using flowcharts. These are similar to the flowcharts used by programmers. Designers use them to evaluate user decision points and increase the chances of lead conversion. In the remainder of this guide, I’ll discuss strategies you can apply to optimize your user flow. Map Out The Ideal User Journey To understand how users interact with your website, and optimize user flow, begin by creating a customer journey map. Create an ideal buyer persona, including their goals and the problems they would like to solve. These goals are the main reason they visit your site. Once you’ve identified their customer’s goals, create maps that would logically link content on your site together. This often involves internally linking between relevant content, or making sure that appropriate content is accessible through the main menu. For example, on my wife’s travel site, I’ve created an adaptive menu. When a person arrives on a page about the city of Yogyakarta, they are presented with information about the location through the menu. Placing contextually relevant information on the menu helps channel visitors across the site and to key sales pages based on their likely interests. Identify Your Most Popular Pages The theory of how people will use your site and the reality often diverge. When reviewing actual user flow, I recommend you look at the pages on your site that get the most traffic. The best way to do this is by using Google Analytics. The Site Content tab will show you a graph of total views for your site during a specified period and break it down by page. You can then review these pages and see where traffic is flowing from these pages across the rest of your site. Making changes to the UI can help improve user flow across the site. Such changes can include adding call-to-action buttons and internal links from these core pages to your sales pages.  Identify Visitor Chokepoints You can review visitor user flow through Google Analytics. By looking at how people use your site, you can identify where prospective customers drop off and leave the site. These are known as chokepoints.  You should go to the page and hypothesize the possible reasons for the person leaving when you identify a choke point on your site. They might be general issues, for example, a page loading slowly. However, they are more likely to be specific to a page. Review the page and try to find a solution. You can use tools like heatmaps and screen recordings to aid your reasoning. Focusing on chokepoints helps you to remove problems, making the site easier and more pleasant to use. Any time you can remove a choke point in your user journey, take away a reason for a prospective customer to leave your site. Shorten the User Journey With an Intuitive Menu A golden rule of website design is, “Don’t make your user think too hard.” Your user should be able to find their way around your website easily and quickly. An intuitive menu is a critical part of making your site navigable.  The best way to do this is to divide menu items into clearly-labeled, easy to understand options on the home page. The Nike ecommerce website, pictured below, has a great example of an intuitive menu. The products are all accessible through the menu options at the top of the page, sorted into easily understandable categories.  If you have a site with a lot of content, you might use a sidebar menu with popular content to help users navigate the site. The addition of links to popular content in the sidebar is one of those basic CRO tests that consultants run when they review a site. Create Content That Lives Up to Expectations Improving the design of your website can help improve user flow. However, it is just one component of the journey. The other half is the content that you provide on the site. A great headline is useless if the content doesn’t match it. Most users will only scan your content for a few seconds before deciding whether it’s relevant to them. You need to ensure that they come away with the sense that the content you are delivering is worth their attention. Remember, visitors to your website are online, and just one click away from a funny Youtube video, Netflix, or any other source of entertainment. Your job is to stop them from leaving. Ideally, you want them to make a purchase or sign up to your email list before they do. Reduce Navigation Options On Your Sales Pages Once they’ve arrived at your target page, which for most businesses will be a sales page, you want to reduce their navigation options. You can achieve this by limiting the number of internal links on the page. You’ll notice digital marketers apply these strategies when creating a funnel using sales funnel software. For example, if you got to a webinar registration page, generally, the only thing you can do, apart from entering a new URL in the browser, is to enter your email address. There’s a reason for this. Reducing the exit paths from key pages on your website will help maximize the number of people who take your desired action. You should try to do this on your key pages in an intuitive and user-friendly way. That doesn’t mean suddenly removing the menu, but it almost certainly means not linking out to blog posts from your sales pages. Collect Contact Details With an Exit-Intent Opt-in Form Not every customer journey ends as you’d hope. However, their visit still represents an opportunity. An exit-intent form can stop users in their tracks just before they leave your site, giving you a chance to get visitors to join your email list or visit a relevant page on your website where you provide a special offer. Source: Wishpond The best way to get site visitors to give you their email address before they bounce is to offer an irresistible incentive. You could give them a free ebook, as Ad Espresso has done in the example above. You could also provide an exclusive discount or freebie.  Your exit-intent opt-in form should be as simple as possible. Two fields, name and email address, are ideal. If you’re running a B2B business, you might also ask for their company’s name. Optimizing User Flow by Following the Customer Journey As you analyze your website, put yourself in your visitors’ shoes. Better yet, involve your users in the process of analyzing and optimizing your website’s user flow. Customer feedback is invaluable and will help you identify ways to make the site more responsive and intuitive.  By mapping out the customer journey and learning about how visitors interact with your site, you can reduce your bounce rate and increase conversions. Simple strategies to improve user flow include resolving choke points, using intuitive menus, keeping your visitors’ focus, and using exit-intent forms. Now it’s time to take action – Best of luck! .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post Website Design Best Practice: How to Optimize User Flow appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

An All-New Upgraded Webmail Experience for Business Email

Offering a world-class user experience has been the primary aim of ResellerClub. To offer you this experience, time and again, we’ve looked at our services and upgraded them as an when the need arose. And we’re excited to announce that we’ve revamped your webmail experience with new features to aid your business.  What is the update?  Starting 20th April 2020, our Business Email product has undergone a change to enhance your web-mail experience. This update aimed at improving your user experience by adding some new mail features while at the same time deprecating some older ones.  What remains the same? There will be no changes to your current plans and pricing Your emails and/or data will remain unaffected  Your login credentials, contacts, etc are going to be the same as before What has changed?  The upgraded Business Email includes a brand new interface, and look and feel as shown in the images below:  Inbox Calendar Apps Skins Email Signature Builder  Newsfeed Sidebar Filters Templated Response What will be depreciated? The TASKS feature won’t be a part of your new webmail. If you have created any tasks in your existing accounts, we strongly recommend that you copy and save them in your local machines, as they won’t be available post-migration. We hope this upgrade will benefit your business. Do let us know what you think of the new upgrade!  We look forward to hearing from you! If you would like to know more about how to empower your business, check out our other blogs in the SMB category. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post An All-New Upgraded Webmail Experience for Business Email appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

How to Ensure Optimum Security for Your Dedicated Server

Imagine coming back home after a busy day at work, only to find your house robbed and all your valuables stolen! How could that happen? You put the biggest lock on the door! Well, what about the windows? Did you make sure all entry points were locked? Did you install a surveillance system or an alarm that would alert authorities of a break-in?  An unsecured Dedicated Server could be the home that got robbed because it wasn’t properly secured. The valuables are all the data you collect, and the thieves come in many shapes and sizes- malware, viruses, hackers, and more.  Dedicated Server security is not an option, but a mandatory step to protect your business data, and ensure smooth functioning. With the rising number of cybersecurity risks, more and more businesses are looking for the best solutions on how to secure Dedicated Server. If you’re looking for the answers too, read on and learn the best ways to bump up the Dedicated Server security.  Dedicated Server Security Risks  Before we jump to the best security hacks for your Dedicated Server, let’s understand what we are protecting ourselves from. The most common Dedicated Server security risks include, but are not limited to: Website security Malware Password Breach DoS Attack If you’re using or considering using a Dedicated Server Hosting, you already understand the need for security. Unlike Shared Hosting, a Dedicated Server offers complete control and tighter security measures. However, without implementing the right security measures, you can be at risk of a security breach.  Ready to get started with a Dedicated Server and maximize security?  Tips For Dedicated Server Security Secure Dedicated Server protects your business from losing critical data to cyber thefts and hacks. As an online business, you collect a lot of sensitive and important data that allows you to efficiently run, as well as scale your business. Here are the top tips for Dedicated Server security you definitely want to include:  Regular Updates Technology is constantly evolving and techies are constantly adapting to it. This means your Dedicated Server will have regular updates that you need to bring in. We often skip or postpone updates, however, to maximize security for your Dedicated Server, check for and schedule regular updates. You may not need to install every update, but make sure that your current software does not become too old or redundant.  Password Protected  When you buy or set up a new Dedicated Server hosting plan, do not rely on default passwords. You must always change your password, keeping in mind the following tips to create a strong one: Use a combination of upper and lower case letters and special symbols Do not use words or dates that are related to your personal identity Make it a point to change your password every 2-3 months Run Checks and Scans Run regular checks and scans to check for any vulnerabilities that may be causing harm or pose a risk to your security. Professional Hosting services must be able to provide you with the right software and tools to run security checks and scans.  Take Backups Data is valuable — make sure you don’t lose it! No matter how secure and protected your Dedicated Server is, always run regular data backups so you don’t lose any of the essential data. While it is important to protect yourself from malicious attacks and cyber threats, it’s advisable to prepare for the worst and maintain regular backups so you can retrieve your data in the event of an attack.  Professional and Reliable Services When it comes to choosing a hosting plan, always work with professional and reliable service providers to get the best of help and resources. A professional service provider will be able to provide you with the best solutions for Dedicated Server security, as well as other needs that you may have. A reliable service provider will be able to maximize your server security, and also be able to help you keep updated with the latest security measures.   Get Secure Dedicated Hosting At ResellerClub, we believe that security is the first step towards a secure and successful business. Our Dedicated Server hosting comes with the best security measures that ensure your website, business and data stay safe.  Your customers rely on you and trust you with their personal data, it’s your job to keep that trust and ensure complete security. Every day there are new cases of cyber thefts and attacks — optimize your security measures before it’s too late.  Just like your home, your online business needs the best security too! To know more about server security, our hosting services, and other updates from the world of hosting head to our Hosting Blogs now. If you have a question, feel free to leave us a comment below.  .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post How to Ensure Optimum Security for Your Dedicated Server appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

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