About the Value of Privacy

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Dear Customer and/or blog visitor,

Please do see this important video presentation. It is certainly worth the time it takes us to wake up to what has really being going on: http://vimeo.com/106681730

For your information, when people send you email to your 4GoodHosting hosted website account (for example: me@my-very-own-site.ca ), or when you send email to another person at another 4GoodHosting hosted website, your email conversation is ‘really’ or ‘actually’ “private” – just like real snail-mail used to be.

We actually do honor your right to control your private information and to guard it from information wholesaling. We don’t look, share, or sell any of your private information. We believe in doing this, and we base our business model on respecting your wishes.

But when you email somebody at a @gmail.com account, then your email is definitely wide open to at least google (and who-knows-who-else ultimately gets a copy of it from them throughout the future). Basically if you have a conversation with somebody using google mail (gmail, or yahoo mail, etc.) then your conversation is being recorded for prying eyes and will be potentially/possibly used to profile you to interested parties throughout the future.

That’s just one point of this eye-opening presentation. We are recommending this video been seen by you, because we believe in the old-fashioned concepts of personal privacy. If you feel the same way, please share the link of this article with your friends.

https://4goodhosting.com/blog/value-privacy/

About the Expanding Universe of Online Gaming

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Hey 4GoodHosting customers and visitors. Here is a topic that we haven’t really advertised before, but we decided to write this article about online gaming.

The expanding universe of online gaming is certainly becoming more popular with no end in sight. Perhaps you are familiar (or an expert) with one or some of the following popular online games.

Just scan over the following alphabetical list:

Alien Swarm, America’s Army Proving Grounds, Arma 3, Battlefield 1942 & 2142, Battlefield 3 & 4, Call of Duty (COD) World at War & Blackops, Contagion, Cube World, Crysis Wars & Crysis 2, Counter Strike – Source & Global Offensive, Day of Defeat, Dayz, Halo,Insurgency, Minecraft, Natural Selection 2, Quake 4, Rust, Sniper Elite v2, Starbound, Team Fortress 2, Terreria, TrackMania 2, Zombie Panic…

Perhaps you haven’t heard or seen just how popular these games are becoming?

Fyi, Microsoft just bought the Minecraft video game company for $2.5Billion dollars(US)?

Here is the details about that:


http://www.techtimes.com/articles/15797/20140920/microsoft-buys-minecraft-for-2-5-billion-has-markus-notch-persson-done-the-right-thing.htm

Mark Perrson, the head of the company, personally raked in 71% of that deal for $1,775,000,000. That’s enough to buy 7,100 quarter million dollar homes!

Maybe you would like to be part of all this action? What better way to learn about the world of online gaming than setting up your own gaming server! Then you will be able to learn what the game is all about and have fun inviting some others from across the internet onto your gaming server to play with you and each other.

Let’s look at Minecraft in this example. Many people around the world have set up their own minecraft servers, to support the many millions of people who play this game daily.

Internal links: How they can either degrade or improve your website ranking on Google and other engines.

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Most of us already know about backlinks, or links from other websites, and how google currently assigns a quality score to different backlinks. For instance if Google thinks many of your site’s backlinks are “spammy” – or not high quality, then they will lower the pagerank score for your whole website. However, if most, or all, your backlinks have good ‘link juice’, or Google interprets most of them as high quality backlinks – especially from other well known or well trusted websites, then you ranking will improve more than significantly.

Internal linking is another subject area. Your internal, or intra-site, links also play a role in how search engines determine the quality of your website, and give a ranking boost to those that follow the below guidelines.

Tip A: Internally link your blog content (you really should have a regularly updated blog for many seo benefits) to your service and/or product pages or category pages.

Essentially if you publish a new blog article that has something to do with a service or product that you are offering (on the same website; as we are focusing on internal links on your website), then definitely link to the relevant page from your article. This applies to category pages as well.

The best method to get higher rankings for certain keywords or phrases is to optimized your link’s anchor text for the correct category or product/service page. So, for example, if you offer ‘solar shingles’ as a product, and you are based in Vancouver, then linking from your article or press release to your product page with the link ‘Vancouver solar shingle sales’ or ‘Vancouver solar shingle installation’ will get your product or service page highly ranked for those keywords. When doing so, also try to make it look natural and smooth within the context of your sentence in your article.

4GoodHosting announces partnership with SpamExperts, the leading Spam filtering company.

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Hi everyone! Before the end of next week – we are partnering with SpamExperts(.com) to bring our customers one of the best enterprise-level anti-spam solutions.

Next to telephone calls, email communication is certainly the next most important type of communication in today’s busy business world. But as you and everyone else knows, spam, or otherwise unwanted types of email, is only detrimental to our personal communication and individual productivity when reading our inboxes.

Internet scammers are motivated by the dreams of easy money or perhaps simply mischievousness. So utilizing an anti-spam + anti-virus filter is pretty much a ‘must have’ for any email intensive organization today. That is why 4GoodHosting engaged in a partnership with SpamExperts to provide a new time-saving cutting-edge value-added service for you and your website account users.

We are now working on securing you from spam emails, virus attachments, phishing scams, and malware attacks!

Close variant keyword matching – the cost just went up for pay-per-click advertising

One effective, yet costly, way to help drive traffic to a website is through the use of PPC (pay per click; google-adwords) advertisements. Yet google has found a way and, by the end of the this month, are enforcing us all to use the new adwords policy termed “Close variant keyword matching”. But what does this really mean?

This article is not authored by google, therefore we will skim over the positive spin that they would automatically inject into their new campaigns, but rather focus on some potential drawbacks.

If you read google’s articles about it, it sounds like a good thing; and google plays it up that advertisers already using the new close variant method claim to see an increase in traffic. That may be true: but what is the cost of all the extra ad-impressions being served out?; and perhaps also errant click-thrus by people searching for something ‘slightly different ‘.

So say that you have been used to paying google to advertise your site for keywords ” women’s floral skirts “. So, under the new policy, on he default close-variant matching option “Broad match”, web searchers typing in “women’s floral shirts ” or even “colorful female shirts ” might be presented with your ad. Google might *think* there is a possibility that perhaps a typographical error happened when a person typed in ‘shirts’ and your ad for ‘skirts’ might pop up. This is just one tiny example, as the total domain of possibilities is immense. Perhaps you can quickly think of your own example(s) too.

Maybe a mobile website addition to your standard website is just what your business needs?

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The advantages of attaching mobile website to your existing website can be highly advantageous in today’s mobile-equipped world population. When people are out and about, and certainly at times when someone’s home internet service is interrupted, people look up information through their Android smartphones or iPhones. When our friends, family, and neighbors are commuting in their cars or on a train or just walking around downtown – they after often web searching for local, national, or even global businesses.

Every day, the number of mobile devices (especially smartphones, android tablets, i-pads) grow rapidly. Literally hundreds of thousands more worldwide are upgrading from old-style cell phones to larger screen smartphones. Most everyone eventually will choose to have the internet in their pocket. And already today every other person doesn’t leave home without his/her cell phone, especially teenagers; as everyone knows.

Mobile websites are really new marketplaces, like desktop/laptop websites have created; and are always winning new customers to a greater degree each new day.

Start here: mobile website builder

Google is suggesting that SSL-encrypted websites (https://…) will rank a bit higher than (http://) sites.

Dear 4GoodHosting customer, now google is suggesting that everyone buy a SSL certificate for their website; in yet another way they are declaring it will soon give websites a small boost in rankings. They are using this with the excuse that such websites are less vulnerable to giving up site passwords via unencrypted network traffic that your website generates as pages traverse across the internet.

We are not excited nor promoting this; hoping that we sell more SSL certificates to our customers. We generally think google has too much power already to be calling such absurd shots anyhow. And we barely make any profit on our SSLs, as they are already priced quite near rock bottom. http://4goodhosting.com/sslcertificates.html

We however, just want to express on our blog, not only this ‘insight’ into google’s next ranking algorithm, but we just want to show you a sampling of how a lot of people out there feel about this ‘non-content’-related google search engine ranking factor:

List of some intelligent and eloquent tweets on the topic:

Why would your website need Windows server for hosting?

Why would your website need Windows server for hosting?

Today, websites mostly run either on a Linux or a Windows based web server. However, a large chunk of sites run using Linux hardware. If your site is a HTML-based static web site, the operating system of your hosting server won’t make any difference but, it makes difference when your site uses dynamic scripting languages like ASP or PHP/Perl (Linux technologies). Yet there has been success when websites run on PHP and Perl on Windows OS for years together. But, the licensing and technology for running ASP and Microsoft databases is being ironed out. A Windows server runs an MS Windows IIS (Internet Information Server) and is important for websites based on ASP/.NET scripting languages whereas, a Linux server is used for running the remaining websites, which is more in usage because of its availability at no cost.

How the hosting computer is compatible with your home computer?

Some people are worried about the compatibility of their system with the web hosting system. They are unnecessarily worried whether their system is compatible with the web hosting system. In reality, you won’t run any program from your system on host’s web server. And, the host won’t run anything on your system. So, it doesn’t matter what type of system you use. The only thing that makes a big difference visible is a Windows server runs a Plesk control panel. On the other hand, Linux uses cPanel to manage the hosting accounts of the users.

Using a Hosted Website Builder, the Pros and the Cons

4goodhosting website builderThe time has come. You decide to redesign one of your website’s pages or just a part of a page or three. Now do you want to spend unknown number of hours writing new code? Most likely not. That is why a hosted website builder application is a good tool for anybody who has a website and and need to make occasional changes. If you want to move one of your website’s page objects, such as an image or a video, using a ‘sitebuilder’ you simply drag it to its new spot and drop it into place. This does not require any coding knowledge and takes just a few seconds.

Having a website is one of the first steps towards business growth and success. It is pretty much imperative for most every business to have an attractive and easy to use website to promote their services and products. However, developing a website from scratch is a time-consuming task.
No need to feel bad. Most people lack basic knowledge of web designing and all the various commercial or shareware utilities and tools with which a website is created. Even less people have code programming and editing skills.

But if you want to have a professional looking website for your business without spending a week or three learning HTML and/or PHP, etc., then an online website builder can quickly come to your project’s rescue.
The clear advantages of working with an Hosted Website Builder ( link: 4GH Website Builder )
4GoodHosting is one such host that offers a website builder with 100+ business templates pre-populated with relevant text, images and navigation; and each one displays on-screen ready to edit. Small businesses can realize their vision and complete their website quickly. Intuitive WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) editing and drag-and-drop design modules help enable success for people of all skill levels.