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Does a small business website really need SSD Hosting?

A Solid-State Drive (SSD) uses a data storage technology that provides dramatic improvement in the speed at which data is stored and retrieved from a storage device, as compared to classic magnetic hard disk drives (HDD). SSD Hosting is a web hosting service that uses solid state drives for its storage, thereby delivering superior read-write speeds, reliability and performance for websites and applications hosted on the server. Let’s dive deep to look at whether small businesses need hosting that uses SSD storage.

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How to Choose the Right Domain Name for a Startup or Business

Your domain matters. It’s the foundation of your brand online. It will be referenced in everything you do including business cards, social media posts, digital and print advertising, signage, media coverage, and beyond. Getting the best domain that you possibly can from the beginning is one of the smartest marketing investments you will ever make – and understanding this at the start of your business journey will empower your brand for digital success.

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Cybele Negris Discusses Her Corporate Board Journey with Women Get on Board

Women Get on Board – Cybele Negris on Board Opportunities, Alignment and Impact

Women Get On Board is a leading member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. WGoB achieves this through an engaged community of women and men in Canada who are committed to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom. Webnames.ca President and CEO Cybele Negris, who serves on a number of boards and councils such as the Royal Canadian Mint and BC Small Business Taskforce, recently sat down with Women Get on Board to discuss her journey to Board service, share insights for women (and men) seeking board opportunities and unpack how her entrepreneurial background shapes her impact.

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5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Built My First Business Website

Maintaining a robust online presence has become requisite to succeed in today’s digital-centric landscape. In fact, 2017 saw a record 1.5 billion-plus consumers purchase goods online. The bottom line: if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or running a small- to medium-sized business, you’re probably not going to make it without an effective website.

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HTTPS SSL

Why Every Small Biz Website Needs SSL, Even If They Aren’t Selling Online

You have been told that you need an SSL certificate for your small business website, but it’s just a simple brochure site so you’re not exactly sure why.  While in the past many simple websites could get away without SSL, that’s not the case anymore as the world’s most popular browsers push towards universal encryption and a safer web for all, not just online shoppers. So with that in mind, let’s dive into the what, why, where, who, and when of SSL certificates.

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150 Things to Remember When Starting a Business in .CA

Starting a business can be tough—not only do you want to choose the perfect domain name, but also cover all your bases for finding a great registrar, protecting your online brand and marketing your business. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 150 tips, tactics and tools for starting a business in .CA and Canada ?.  As Canada’s original domain registrar, we’ve been helping Canadian businesses get online since 2000, so we’ve got some solid experience to share.

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BC Provincial Government Responds to Employer Needs with Co-Op Education Program

In my role as Vice-Chair of the Small Business Roundtable of BC, I work with industry leaders and other small business owners to identify key issues and opportunities facing small businesses in British Columbia and to develop recommendations for small business and government on strategies to enhance small business growth and success.

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The Best SEO Plugins for WordPress to Get Higher Rankings

In this article, we share the best SEO plugins for WordPress to optimize your website and rank better on search engines.

Best SEO Plugins for WordPress

Search engines are a major source of traffic for most websites so optimizing your pages to rank on Google is important. With tons of SEO plugins available on WordPress, our customers often ask us what the best options are and tips to improve the SEO of their WordPress websites.

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5 SEO tactics to outrank your competitors

SEO tactics for small businesses

You can have the best website and product but it won’t matter if visitors can’t find your website.

Contrary to popular belief, just because you’ve built a website doesn’t mean that customers will start coming in. In fact, it’s only the first step and search engine optimization (SEO) is the way to get people through your digital door.

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The $135 million .WEB auction and its impact on businesses, worldwide

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On July 27, one of the most highly sought after new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) extension was sold for a record-breaking $135 million in an auction.

With Alphabet (Google), Donuts Inc. and upstart Nu Dot Co LLC, competing against each other, the winning bid was produced by Nu Dot Co LLC. Backed by Verisign – the registry for .COM and .NET – Nu Dot Co beat out the both Alphabet’s and Donuts’ massive coffers, combined.

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