A Current Day update regarding Bitcoins and Canadian Commerce

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In this day and age being paid using Bitcoins can be a confusing and perplexing and even a daunting experience. Yet current buzz is that the Bank of Canada is considering the advantages of using so called encrypted-currencies, notably Bitcoin. Canadian companies may be able to benefit in various ways by accepting bitcoin and then in turn exchanging those for Canadian dollars.

What should business owners be thinking about cryptocurrencies today and into the next year? Would it ever be advantageous to pay your employees or refund your customers with bitcoins? You might want to check out the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada which explores these type of topics.

The Bitcoin Alliance website states it is: “Dedicated to raising awareness of bitcoin among Canadian consumers, merchants, and policy makers; to promoting bitcoin adoption in Canada; and to furthering study and research in bitcoin.”

The need for bitcoin today

This complex issue can be boiled down to some basic questions:

“What percentage of people are aware of bitcoin at this time?” “What is the general impression and trust of bitcoin as an alternative currency?” “What is the real benefit for a company that isn’t involved in bitcoin as of yet?”

The answer is, unless your customers already believe and and feel comfortable with bitcoin, then otherwise results won’t be so good or ‘worth it’.

However there are some companies that are beginning to trade with bitcoins. For example, the electronics store NewEgg began accepting bitcoins from Canadian customers in June 2014. It even offered bitcoin-only deals for Black Friday. Also, Overstock.com started accepting bitcoin about a year ago and they now process about $15,000 per day in the encrypted currency.

Canadian examples are: BitDeals.ca, Best Sleep Centre, and hundreds of smaller business ranging from restaurants, coffee shops, dentists, butchers, auto supply stores, and beauty spas and others. You can view a more extensive listing of them here.

There are some good reasons to offer bitcoin payment. A customer may feel good buying a product (or service) that is shipped and to make the payment without having to be send private payment information, that they may fear will eventually get leaked somewhere.

Even though Canadian credit cards use chip & PIN authentication, they are still inherently vulnerable for cardholder-not-present-transactions such as those conducted online.

The Canadian Bankers Association reported an 11% increase in online credit and debit card fraud in 2013. The well known Home Depot credit card breach has affected many Canadians, who subsequently experienced a big wave of credit card fraud.

Canadian Web Hosting

Do you ever feel like somebody is watching your back (and not your computer screen) when you are on the internet? Well Canada’s privacy law is still protecting you when you are online surfing.

Our fellow Canadian Social media users are shielded from the complex details Terms of Service on many popular social services. Just because you are forced to check the many lengthy terms of service, that of course most of us don’t sit there for a half and hour and actually read, our privacy law trumps any provision that is against the grain of our current privacy law.

“This overriding provision in our federal privacy legislation actually does provide protection for unexpected, unreasonable uses, even with consent,” stated a Toronto-based lawyer and expert on internet law Barry Sookman. “So I actually think there is a standard here that applies that is fairly useful and is consumer friendly.”

“An organization may collect, use or disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider are appropriate in the circumstances.” reads Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

This means that “the person has to agree to the terms,” Sookman said. “So a person who simply accesses a social networking site and hasn’t seen or hasn’t had a reasonable opportunity to review the terms wouldn’t be bound by them.” If the policy had terms that a reasonable person wouldn’t consider appropriate, then those terms may not be binding.

“There’s two good examples of when a service’s privacy policy wouldn’t be enforceable: either when a person hasn’t been put on notice that there’s going to be a policy that’s binding, or when it’s an unreasonable term.”

Depending on the service, when somebody accesses their website, many website companies automatically collect basic information to know, for example, where people are coming from and to know if they are a returning visitor.

Those kind of data collection is rather hidden and it is automated usually to facilitate the operation of their site.

When data collection crosses the line:

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Where there is some completely unexpected use of one’s personal information, matters “may go over the line.”. “So the test in Canadian privacy law is whether it goes over the line,” Barry says.

In several years ago, researchers at Carnegie Melon University calculated it would take an average user 76 8-hour days to read all the privacy policies that the average internet user typically has by then already agreed to.

“Many experts now realize that consent is not the linchpin that is the right standard for internet governance of use because of that fact that many people don’t actually read the privacy policies as well,” Barry said. “ However, social website users should realize that these services are free, and the only way it makes sense to continue to offer them for free is by finding a way to monetize their usage”, Barry adds.

“The currency that individuals pay for the privilege for the free use is giving up some usage of their personal information.”

However, we at 4GoodHosting pledge to you in our Terms of Service that we will never resell your private information. We are strong privacy advocates!

Free webserver encryption? It is almost here, mid-2015.

Did you know what google gives a very slight ranking boost to websites that use SSL (https://…) encryption?

There are other more significant reasons for your website to offer secure connections to your website visitors, especially if your website conducts ecommerce or credit card transactions.

Nowadays, people everywhere have to purchase a SSL certificate if they want to offer secure/private connections to their website visitors. However, that might just be a thing of the past with https://letsencrypt.org/2014/11/18/announcing-lets-encrypt.html

As their website explains:

“ The challenge is server certificates. The anchor for any TLS-protected communication is a public-key certificate which demonstrates that the server you’re actually talking to is the server you intended to talk to. For many server operators, getting even a basic server certificate is just too much of a hassle. The application process can be confusing. It usually costs money. It’s tricky to install correctly. It’s a pain to update.

Let’s Encrypt is a new free certificate authority, built on a foundation of cooperation and openness, that lets everyone be up and running with basic server certificates for their domains through a simple one-click process.

Mozilla Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Akamai Technologies, Electronic Frontier Foundation, IdenTrust, Inc., and researchers at the University of Michigan are working through the Internet Security Research Group (“ISRG”), a California public benefit corporation, to deliver this much-needed infrastructure in Q2 2015. The ISRG welcomes other organizations dedicated to the same ideal of ubiquitous, open Internet security.

The key principles behind Let’s Encrypt are:

  • Free:
    Anyone who owns a domain can get a certificate validated for that domain at zero cost.
  • Automatic:

    The entire enrollment process for certificates occurs painlessly during the server’s native installation or configuration process, while renewal occurs automatically in the background.

  • Secure:

    Let’s Encrypt will serve as a platform for implementing modern security techniques and best practices.

  • Transparent:

    All records of certificate issuance and revocation will be available to anyone who wishes to inspect them.

  • Open:

    The automated issuance and renewal protocol will be an open standard and as much of the software as possible will be open source.

  • Cooperative:

    Much like the underlying Internet protocols themselves, Let’s Encrypt is a joint effort to benefit the entire community, beyond the control of any one organization. “

We hope the above initiative will be successful, but until then we still offer the lowest-cost and also highest quality SSL certificates available:

http://4goodhosting.com/sslcertificates.html

So if you want to offer secure encrypted connections to you website, you can get started with a SSL today, and in about a year’s time the above free encryption standard should be available starting in mid-2015. For more information on the project please see: https://letsencrypt.org

Satellite internet set to blanket the world

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Do you think the Internet is big now? Well, yes it is, but it is only going to get much larger in the next decade as billions more people come online.

This comes with the help of big money investors such as Elon Musk backing this idea to put hundreds of lightweight, but heavy on bandwidth, low-earth orbit satellites to cover the world with internet access.

The Wall Street Journal published on Friday November 7th, 2014 that Elon Musk and Greg Wyler have been discussing plans with the retired Google billionaire Wyler to develop such an array of satellites with a goal is to deliver internet access around the entire world.

The reported idea is to send 700 satellites into space, each about 260lbs. or half the size of the smallest current commercial communications satellites.

The pricetag? Estimates are about $1 billion to develop the new addition to the internet grid. Manufacturing locations in Florida and Colorado are currently being mentioned.

The project is still in early stages and many are not certain if Mr. Musk will complete this plan. His company, SpaceX has delivered on its goal of delivering and returning supplies to and from the Space Station 4 times, successfully, already. Tesla motors is struggling with it’s electric car designs.

The timeframe? The currently stated goal is 360 satellites operating in low Earth orbits becoming operational around 2019-21.

Google and Facebook have already announced plans to deliver internet access around the globe using balloons, satellites, and even, oddly, balloons.

Just image purchasing web hosting for the price of a fast food lunch, for a whole month, and beamed down directly to some of your website visitors through satellites in space. Pretty neat, eh?

 

Web Hosting: Searching for a Canadian Host

Canadian Web Hosting by 4GoodHosting.comAs a business owner, you probably know your business inside an out, but what about your web hosting service? How well do you know web hosting? You might find it hard to believe, but your web hosting company can make or break your business. A fast, reliable host means your web traffic gets what it’s looking for – a fast site that doesn’t throw any errors. A slow web host discourages users, creates a loss in sales, and it can even harm your rank in search engines. Canadian web hosts are fast and affordable. Here are some tips when you’re looking for a reliable web host.

Do Your Hosting Resources Scale?

As with any business, you should not only look at your current state but your future. Not every business succeeds, but if you take off, you need a host that can handle speed and resources needed for large volumes of traffic. Most businesses also see seasonal traffic, which means the industry is popular for a part of the year, it dies down a bit, and then traffic skyrockets again. For instance, the diet industry is slow at the last quarter of the year, and then it becomes a very popular topic in January when everyone wants to lose holiday weight. Does your host offer the right resources to handle the rush?

To summarize, the traffic you have now might not represent what you could have in a few months or a year. If your web hosting account is somewhat slow now, what happens when you increase your traffic? Resource usage spikes and the website gets even slower.

Canadian web hosting infrastructure is rated among the top 10 in the world. Not only do you get fast bandwidth, but Canadian hosting offers the latest in technology, just like its US counterparts.

What Type of Business Do You Have?

There are generally three types of online businesses (although there are some variances): affiliates, content sites, and ecommerce. An affiliate site uses web traffic to generate sales to other sites, content sites generally make money on sales such as a blog with Adsense, and an ecommerce store makes money by selling product or services. Your web host should understand your industry and build the infrastructure and security needed to handle your website, whatever the topic.

Canadian web hosting offers a skilled workforce staff that has experience handling any technical detail for a website. The right Canadian web host has the staff experience to handle a myriad of sites not limited to the sites above but specialized enough where your site gets the best technology, support and security.

An example of hosting tied into a website type is with the level of support needed to ensure that the site is never down. For instance, an ecommerce store owner probably takes orders overnight, even when you aren’t in the office. Who is watching your site while you’re gone? Big companies have staff that monitor web servers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you don’t have this kind of staff onboard, your web hosting company is next in line to help you. The web hosting company gets alerts if your site goes down, so any problems are resolved (or at least worked on) even when you aren’t in the office. When you run an ecommerce store, a site crashing for several hours or overnight can cost you thousands in sales, especially if your customers are in another country.

Do You Have a .CA Domain?

The .CA top level domain (TLD) automatically targets Canada in terms of search engine and marketing. If you have Canadian customers and don’t have a .CA domain just yet, you should look into registering a country specific domain. When you have a country specific domain, you should have a host in that country. There are several reasons for this type of setup.

First, the .CA country code is used for search engines when a user performs an Internet search. For instance, when a Canadian user logs into Google, they are automatically redirected to google.ca. Google (and other search engines) try to give personalized results to each user. These personalized results include location as a ranking factor. When you search for local restaurants, Google identifies your location and gives you a list of restaurants close to your current location. This means that if you have a local business or even a business that caters to Canadian customers, you help with your optimization efforts when you choose a .CA domain.

Next, the location of your web server plays a part in your customer’s speed and satisfaction. It’s no secret in the online marketing world that fast loading websites improve your bounce rate. Bounce rate is the percentage of users who come to your site, don’t engage, and then immediately leave. Lower bounce rates mean users are engaging, which is good for your overall SEO and conversion rate. When the user is closer to the web hosting service, your website pages load faster. If you have a .CA domain, search engines are more likely to send you Canadian web traffic. The result is that people in Canada have a super fast website load time from your site. Site speed is a factor in numerous reporting statistics including customer conversion rates, bounce rates, and SEO.

What Kind of Technology Do You Need?

You might not care what technology you get, but the technology determines the amount of storage, memory, CPU, and hardware resources you get. Canadian web hosts offer the latest in Internet technology, but you should also check with your hosting contract to ensure you get everything you need.

First, storage space is important. Do you plan to host a large ecommerce store or content site? All of the content you store must be in a database. The database needs space for all of your content files, data, and anything else you store on your server. Ensure you not only have enough space currently, but you also have enough space for future storage. For instance, if your data takes up 2 GB, but you only have 3 GB total storage in your hosting plan, you might run out of space quickly.

You also need to identify the platform you need. If you’ve already built an app, does it need a Windows or Linux environment? If you built your app on pre-packaged software such as WordPress or Joomla, your site probably needs a Linux server with a MySQL database (although, PHP will run in Windows, so you aren’t entirely limited to this server design). If you created a site with .NET (C# or VB.NET), then you need a Windows environment. Most Windows environments use Microsoft SQL Server, which is a different database architecture than MySQL. MySQL is open-source and used more than MSSQL, but this is an important aspect when deciding on a web server environment.

If you don’t know what type of architecture you have, you can always check with your developer. At the very minimum, you should know if you need a Linux or Windows operating system. Most of the pre-packaged software supports both MySQL and SQL Server with some extra configurations. Your hosting company can help you decide which environment is right for you.

Do You Need Technical Support?

Canadian web hosting companies have some of the friendliest staff available. Some business owners have internal technical staff that support all of the daily website tasks, but others need a little more support from the web host. Ask yourself which category you fit into. If you aren’t technically savvy and need a bit more support than other site owners, you’ll appreciate a more customer friendly support team from a Canadian hosting company.

In some shared hosting environments, support is limited, but you can opt for managed services such as VPS or dedicated servers for better administration. For instance, if you need special configurations on the hosting server, then you might need VPS and dedicated servers. If you don’t know how to set up the server, then managed support can help you. Another issue is security. If you’re unsure how to set up your server for security or don’t have time to patch the operating system after each update, managed hosting services can help guide you through the process. In most cases, the host does it for you.

Overall, the support you need is what you should search for in a hosting company. You might not think you need it now, but good support can mean the difference between your site being down for a few minutes and your site being down for a few hours. If a non-functioning site costs you thousands of dollars while the server is down, then you should look into managed hosting that has good support for its customers.

The Canadian web hosting business is an exceptionally good route when you want friendly service, good support, and a fast web server that hosts any type of business.

Penguin 3.0 Google ‘refresh’ update and free backlink checking tools:

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Hi Folks. Have you checked your website rankings in google this week? The recent ‘Penguin 3.0’ update, also called a refresh, has just been completed. Supposedly only 1% or so of search queries are affected by this recent Google search index update. Simply, Google support ( support.google.com ) recommends avoiding the following linking techniques:

Excessive link exchanges

  • Buying or selling links
  • Using automation to create links
  • Low-quality directory or bookmark site links
  • Forum comments with optimized links in the post or signature
  • Links with optimized anchor text in articles or press releases
  • Widely distributed links in the footers or templates of various sites

So if you haven’t participated in ‘link spamming’, you should not need to worry, but it is always good to verify anyways, and perform any cleanup that may be necessary to improve your website’s search ranking.

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We recommend the following free online tools to help diagnose your website’s relation to Google’s new update and guidelines.

http://www.analyzebacklinks.com/

http://moz.com/tools/seo-toolbar

http://www.ahrefs.com

http://www.backlinkwatch.com/

http://www.opensiteexplorer.org/

http://www.linkdiagnosis.com/

&

http://www.traffictravis.com/

From our review of these tools, we recommend you try Traffic Travis first.

Traffic Travis offers:

  • Keyword Tracking
  • Backlink checker for individual pages
  • Competition Analysis
  • Find Keyword ranking based on different geo specific search engine
  • Page rank checker for Individual pages
  • Sitemap Support
  • Domain name research
  • SEO warning for individual pages
  • Filters to refine your report
  • Adsense finder
  • Keyword research

Please let us know about your own experience with any tools concerning your search engine optimization efforts. We’d be glad to offer you some more advice or you can even hire us (more info here: http://4goodhosting.com/seo-services.html ) to bring up your search engine ranking; as this can be complicated or overwhelming for many of us. Please write us anytime at support@4goodhosting.com and one of our friendly agents will respond to you soon after receiving your email.

Canadian Web Hosting Companies: Looking for the Right Host

Canadian Web HostingIf you run a .ca domain or a site that targets Canadian customers, you should look for a Canadian web hosting company. Canadian web hosting companies offer you the right infrastructure, SEO, workforce, and connection speed you need to service Canada web traffic. If you can’t decide on whether or not you want to host in Canada versus another country, here are some reasons why you want to go the Canadian route.

Canadian Infrastructure

Canadian infrastructure is fast. Fast is what you need for your users. Statistically speaking, you lose a percentage of your traffic for each second that it takes for your website to load. For instance, if your site takes six seconds to load, you can lose up to 50% of your traffic versus losing only 30% of your traffic if it takes 5 seconds to load. In other words, your site should load as quickly as possible.

You can’t control the speed of your host’s servers and the backbone network (such as fiber cabling) that connects the host’s data center to the Internet. However, you can choose the right hosting and fast hosting is a part of a Canadian host’s infrastructure. Canadian infrastructure has 100megabit-1gigabit since 2011, which is faster than the average US hosting company. Canadian hosts have the latest in technology as well, so you receive the most up-to-date equipment when purchasing hosting services. Overall, Canada’s Internet services are ranked among the top 10 in the world in terms of speed, reliability and performance.

Workforce and Website Support

With any website, there comes a time when you need support. Support comes in several forms including account help, technical services and website uptime. All of these issues affect your bottom line, so you should look for a hosting company that offers the best in web hosting support. A good company will offer 100% uptime with 24 hour support, 7 days a week.

Something you won’t get from most other web hosting companies outside of Canada is the friendly, courteous support and educated staff. Canadian web hosting staff are highly educated and skilled. Compared to the US, Canada has a better educational system and is ranked in the top 6 for education including math and sciences, which is a an obvious foundation for any type of technical job.

Happy workesr workers equate to better support, and Canada is rated as one of the top ten happiest countries in the world. IT support, especially for web hosting, can be a draining job that requires a better level of customer service and understanding from the support technician. Good support will translate into better website uptime for your business.

Search Engine Ranking

The .ca top-level domain (TLD) indicates that a website is located in Canada. If you target Canadian customers, you should look into owning one of these TLDs to improve geo-targeting to Canada. Search engines automatically geo-target using TLDs for specific countries. Most search engines such as Yahoo, Google, and Bing have a specific version of their website with a .ca TLD, which is where their Canadian users visit when they want to search for a specific product or service.

For instance, suppose a search engine user does a search for “buy furniture.” This is just one of millions of possible ecommerce searches, but let’s use this one as an example. Most people are more likely to buy furniture (or any product) locally or at least have a preference for purchasing locally. If you create a website with a .ca domain and cater your content and environment to Canadian users, search engines are more likely to send its users to a Canadian website versus a site located in another country. When you have a .ca domain, you automatically geo-target that website to Canada and improve your search engine rank for Canadian searchers.

In addition to geo-targeting, having a site hosted more closely to the user speeds up the load time for the website. You can have the fastest server in the world, but your website load times also depend on your visitors’ location. When you have a site that is hosted locally to Canadian searchers, you improve performance even if the user has a slower Internet connection speed.

Conservation of Energy and Power

Data centers are huge warehouses of servers that take enormous amounts of power to keep them running. They not only harm the environment, but the costly electricity and power it takes to keep these huge facilities running is passed on to you, the website owner. You can eliminate some of this cost by choosing a hosting company that conserves its resources and uses energy wisely.

Canada is one of the largest energy producers in the world, which makes the energy source direct to the web hosting provider. When you use a direct energy source, it’s cheaper for the web host and therefore, cheaper for you. As a matter of face fact, Canada is the fourth largest country in hometown energy production. That isn’t to say that Canada isn’t concerned about its environment. On the contrary, Canadian energy is mostly from hydropower, which saves on natural resources and is better for the environment. Hydropower provides 60% of Canadian energy. This translates into greener power when working with any type of technology that requires electricity, especially web hosting services.

Your Privacy and Your Customer’s Privacy

Privacy is a big issue as more news is released about snooping and Internet eavesdropping. Canadian laws support privacy, and the country is even recognized as one of the leaders in privacy laws and policies.

One trademark flaw in US hosting is your privacy and your customer’s privacy. The US has the Patriot Act, which gives law enforcement uninhibited access to information if police feel that any person or company is a threat to the country. Canadian web hosts have the authority and the laws to protect your privacy. Canada is also a more citizen-friendly society with disputes and law suits handled more favorably for its citizens, which makes it one of the top ten countries for handling disputes regarding privacy. According to the World economic forum, Canadians protect intellectual property greater than its US counterparts. This translates into better protection of your content, your trademarks, and your copyright when it comes to your website and business.

Security and Data

Unless you don’t read the news, you probably know about the numerous hack attempts, data theft and overall anarchy on the web when it comes to user data. Customers are more aware of the online dangers of the Internet, and this apprehension can turn into an issue when you need to gather customer information from your website.

A lot of your security is dependent on your web host. You don’t configure the web server or the firewall that protects the web server from denial of service attacks (DDoS). Another issue is SQL injection, which is a hack that can allow the hacker to gain access to all of your customer information including credit card information if it isn’t secured. Even if you are not sure how to secure your customer data, the right web host can help you protect that data even if it’s giving advice on the proper way to store private information.

Security is usually something you can’t research on your own. For instance, you can’t get specific security configurations from your web host. The best way to research a Canadian web hosting company is searching the Internet. Look at user reviews and comments made by others. You can also find mentions of any security issues or poor customer service pointed out by other customers. It’s important to ensure that your customer data is secure, so your web hosting company should have technical staff onboard that protects the environment at all hours and monitors for any unusual traffic that could be an issue for your site’s security.

Connection Speed

It was mentioned earlier that your website performance plays a large role in search engine optimization. Connection speed is a part of your web server’s connection to the Internet and your user’s connection to the Internet. Although connection speeds in the Canadian region is clocked slightly lower than the US, the basic Canadian infrastructure offers high-speed broadband connections at about 4 Mbps (megabits per second). This connection speed is important for your website users and you don’t want your web server to be the bottleneck.

Canadian web hosting is a great investment for your company. Even if you don’t have a Canadian website, you can still choose the best international web hosting service available that isn’t too costly and offers a better experience in both technical qualifications and support and customer service compared to its US counterparts.

If you are looking for a web hosting company, you’ll surely find great service with a Canadian company. Take a look at statistics, research the company you want to host your site, and know that the service and support you’ll receive is better than other international companies.

[This is] going to wind up breaking the Internet – Google CEO

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On a Wednesday afternoon in the first week of October 2014 in Palo Alto California, some of biggest names in technology, together many less famous others, were talking with harsh words in response to the ongoing US government surveillance scandal; during a meeting to discuss the potential of the ever creeping state funded spying activities.

The event included Google chairman Eric Schmidt, Microsoft’s Brad Smith, and Dropbox representative Ramsey Homsany, and a long list of others.

Breaking the Internet?

They spoke their thoughts on the matter to a Senator from Oregon, Ron Wyden. Google’s CEO warned that the impact of all the hyper-surveillance is “severe and getting worse.”

Fired NSA employee Edward Snowden exposed the US government’s creepy and secretive multi-billion dollar surveillance activities; by coping thousands of official documents (perhaps to a tiny memory card) that clearly outlined the mass surveillance of regular internet user to be far more extensive than the ever-gullible population were aware of.

“We’re going to wind up breaking the Internet,” Google’s chief added.

World-wide effects and ramifications on the US economy

The concerned interests focused on the sequence of issues…

Message from Tim Berners-Lee, a computer scientist who made the first ‘web server’ program in 1990.

4goodhosting_tim-berners-lee-coverForward: There seems to be quite a lot of confusion around regarding the origin of the internet, which has been around since the 1960s, and began as a US DoD project known as ARPANET, and the origin of world wide web, which has only been around since about 1990. Mr. Berners-Lee, a former employee of CERN and Belgian computer scientist Robert Cailliau proposed in 1990 to use hypertext “to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will”. The first web browser and web server was created by Mr. Berners-Lee using a Next workstation. Long before the web, the internet existed in the form of newsgroups, e-mail, and FTP sites for exchanging files.

Tim, currently aged 59, is a director at the World Wide Web Consortium ( http://www.w3.org ), a think-tank which publishes guidelines for the future development of the world wide web.

So the British man generally mistaken or over-rated “inventor of the internet” is still quite great guy regardless because he is using his status for the protection of internet freedoms.

On Saturday the 27th of September, at the London ‘Web We Want’ festival concerning the future of the internet, he gave a speech asserting that freedom over the internet is under attack/threat by governments and corporations who are in many ways independently and jointly interested in controlling the web; for additional profit and also tightened over-control over all our lives.

He called for a “Bill of Rights” that would guarantee all of us independence on the internet and protect end-user privacy. Much like an internet version of the Magna Carta, a famous English charter from the 13th century enshrining and guaranteeing basic rights & freedoms.

MarketGoo is a slick and powerful solution to optimize your website for search engines

Dear 4GoodHosting customers and visitors ,

We have replaced the “Attracta” search engine optimization tool with a more modern and effective “seo” optimizer for your website. With this new included tool, MarketGoo, you will be able to get your website ranked faster and higher; helping you with your overall website marketing.

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We hope that you decide to take advantage of the new service. As with most new services we offer, this one comes with your hosting package at no additional charge.

How does the Marketgoo application work?

MarketGoo’s unique toolset will analyze your website regularly. It will suggest from an assortment of about 200 actions and recommendations; which will be tailored specific to your website and industry. So every single task that you complete while using MarketGoo will be driving your website closer to online success.

Where will you be able to find it?

If you remember seeing the “Attracta” icon, you will now see “MarketGoo” there instead, in the “Marketing tools” section.

How can it benefit you / your website?

The Marketgoo application helps you market your website and enables you to improve your website ranking in google and other search engines by “optimizing” your website’s Search Engine Visibility, Link Building, and Social Media marketing; and it also benchmarks your site against your competitors. It will help you perfect your website’s structure and content and to help you with promoting the relevant keywords associated to your business.