How To Spot A Bad Hosting Company

Recognizing a bad Web host is one of the hardest things that you can do because most hosts now hide behind great marketing terms and advanced terminology that you might have a hard time understanding. For example, “unlimited hosting” and “redundant servers” might sound great, but are they really? It largely matters on your needs and how the host intends on using these features.

Here are a few things to consider when looking at hosts. Unlimited Hosting While not all unlimited hosts are bad, it’s hard to say that they’re all good. That’s because “unlimited hosting” is nothing more than a marketing gimmick made to make you think that you are getting great service.

However, it really just means that the host is keeping the actual bandwidth and disk space values hidden from you. You’ll often get just enough resources to open a fresh website that you don’t plan on aggressively marketing. If this is what you want to do, then unlimited hosting is great and affordable. If you want to expand, then unlimited hosting is terrible and a great burden because your website might be suspended for using too many resources.

Most of the best hosts will tell you exactly how much bandwidth and disk space that you are getting so that you can rest easy knowing that your website will be properly serviced. Customer Support Customer support is often something that you don’t think too much about until it’s too late.

You don’t want to face a catastrophic problem (hacked website, dead server or problematic website) with a bad customer support team. Not only that, but you have to remember that you are putting your business, blog or general website in the hands of these people. You can’t choose a host with a bad support team if you want to keep things going smoothly.

Call or contact the customer support team before buying from the host and see how they are. Ask them what they can do if disaster strikes. If you just get “uhhs” and “hmms,” then you might want to go somewhere else. Poor Uptime If the host doesn’t provide at least 99% uptime (though 99.9% or 99.99% is preferable), then don’t even waste your time.

You’ll be hard pressed to find a host that really offers 100% uptime without spending a huge amount of money because every host is going to suffer some downtime. However, you should ensure that the downtime is as low as possible. Most hosts offer uptime guarantees, but that isn’t enough.

Check a third-party source before using the host to see how the uptime really is. You can usually do this by just typing “host uptime” (replace ‘host’ with the name of the host) into your favorite search engine. If the host doesn’t have 99% uptime or higher, then you’ve found a bad host.

You should only consider slightly lower uptime if the hosting is incredibly cheap, but even then it’s a major burden that can keep your website from succeeding. Poor Security Most hosts are vague about this because they promise top-notch security, but they rarely tell you what they are really offering.

You might have to call about this to see what they offer. You need good security because hackers often go through the Internet with bots to find weak hosts and websites. If your host has poor security, then you are susceptible to being hacked.

The host should at least have a firewall, antivirus software and routine backups. Loading Speed This is another aspect that is hard to judge without using the host, but it’s incredibly important. Poor loading speeds can impact your website because visitors will be annoyed if your websites takes forever to load, and it can hurt your SEO because most search engines consider this when ranking websites.

Clear your cache and visit your website after purchasing a package from the host. Time how long it takes for your website to load. If it’s under three seconds, then things are fine. If it takes longer than this, then put serious thought into leaving the host for a faster one.

Conclusion Knowing the difference between a bad host and a good host is difficult because you often need to buy a package to see if the host is any good. Most of these factors can be checked without even putting down a single dollar. However, if things get bad once you buy hosting, then cancel immediately to get your money back.

Your Next GPS: Let’s Talk!

Global positioning systems came into existence in the 1970s. It was designed by the United States military to aid in its military operations. However, due to its massive success, non-military applications of the GPS have proved crucial over time with improvements and new designs aimed at offering precise and quality features to a user. There is a widespread application of navigation systems powered by GPS. A motorcycle GPS being one application area where GPS systems have encountered massive innovations over time.

Motorcycle GPS is a portable system which can be used in a bike, a car or finding your way when on foot. Improvements have been made such that Bluetooth enabled systems have been realized. Combining Bluetooth with augmented reality, you can give instructions to your GPS system through audio feed from specialized helmets. Furthermore, the Bluetooth capability facilitates communication with other motorists close by.

When shopping for a motorcycle GPS system that suits you best, it is a challenge settling on a perfect one. A myriad of GPS systems are available on the market with each donning its weaknesses and benefits. However, as a guide to getting one that suits you best, a GPS system should be robust. It has to be functional and should serve you in the best way possible. Motorcycles are characterized by vigorous vibrations, therefore, key design feature to look out for is the design standard. Motorcycles are exposed to elements, a tough frame should be in place to prevent the GPS system from falling off. Advancements have been made to realize navigational systems that can withstand damage by water or fuel agents.

A motorcycle navigational system should be ergonomic in that, it should not offer much trouble when mounting and while accessing. Furthermore, you should look out for the level of interactivity it offers. Large buttons are used and in some cases, a large display which should be very responsive regardless to a gloved hand.

In case you want to plan your routes prior to riding, a good GPS system should don quality and enough memory space and finally, watch the price tag, buy a system within your budget.

Top manufacturers known to design widely rated and accepted motorcycle navigators are TomTom and Garmin. TomTom’s flagship Rider features a rich navigation system with maps of forty five different countries, is Bluetooth capable, features a waterproof casing which can withstand immersion for a period of half an hour before getting damaged and offers connection to a computer through a USB port. An outstanding feature to save on battery, it synchronizes with the motorcycles ignition system, turns off and on depending on the ignition state.

Garmin Zumo is rated highest by many riders. A navigation system manufactured by Garmin GPS manufacturer. It boasts a large display screen for effective clarity, its sunshine-readable capability makes it perfect for outdoor reading. Furthermore, you can orient it any way you like, vertically or horizontally without compromising visual quality. With Garmin Zumo, you can listen to music as you ride with its MP3 system. Together with the pressure monitor sensor, tyre pressure can be checked.

Netflix Overview

Technology has dramatically altered home entertainment for individuals all over the world. Having the ability to stream movies and television shows straight into ones living room has become more and more popular over the years. Most experts feel that this trend will continue to grow over time as more and more citizens are trading in their expensive cable bills for the much less expensive, and much more accessible streaming services. 

One of those streaming services and perhaps the most popular is Netflix. Netflix has millions of customers and for the most part they all seem satisfied; as the service seemingly has a little something for everybody to stream. Depending on what type of interest one has in entertainment, Netflix will most likely be able to accommodate them. With its large variety of television shows and movies, there is a seemingly endless amount of content that is sure to make customers happy all over the world. In addition, Netflix also has a great deal of original content that is available to its customers as well; including both movies and television shows. 

Furthermore, Netflix changes up its options monthly, taking away content that has been on the site for a while and then replacing those with new content. Netflix offers all its streaming content for nine dollars and ninety-nine cents per month, without the hassle and obligation of a monthly contract. Many Netflix customers also love the fact that they can binge watch their favorite shows at their leisure, which allows viewers to arrange their favorite things to watch into their schedule making it a convenient experience all the way around. All the streaming content on Netflix also comes commercial free, allowing customers to enjoy without the hassle of waiting through long commercial breaks. In addition, Netflix is also handy because its users can bring it with them wherever they go. That is correct, Netflix is not just for televisions, it can be streamed through laptops, tablets, gaming systems, smart phones, and other devices as well. Having the ability to watch Netflix anytime, anywhere is a very accommodating feature that give millions of other potential customers something else to think about in terms of switching to Netflix. 

While this day and age offers unlimited options in terms of entertainment, there are many things to consider when trying to figure out what you want. Netflix has many features that allow for a comfortable customer experience; especially for those with busy and unpredictable schedules. Netflix has a large variety of titles so that anyone, no matter their interests, can find something to entertain them for hours. 


Prediction Anchor Text Is Dying And Will Be Replaced By Co-Occurence

SEO writers usually rely on a set of ranking signals to place themselves in the early pages (and the first few results) of a Google search. These include the article’s title and the anchor text. It’s pretty simple – if your keywords show up in the title or anchor text of a web page, it’s likely to show up in the first few pages of results, and not until several pages down (especially for competitive keywords) will you find sites that have few keywords in their title and anchor text. Lately, however, another factor seems to have been added to Google’s algorithms: co-occurrence.

In the vast majority of Google searches, the keywords in the search (for example, “backlink analysis”, a common SEO-related pair of keywords) show up at least once and often several times in both the article’s title and anchor text (for example, one link on the first page is titled “Backlink Analysis – Web SEO Analytics” and has the concise anchor text “Analyze the backlinks of your site by using Backlink Analysis Tool”).

But occasionally, you’ll see a link without related keywords in the title or the anchor text. For example, on our previous search for “backlink analysis”, the very first site is “Open Site Explorer,” a place that has little to do with backlink analysis – in fact, if you follow the link, you won’t find the words “backlink analysis” anywhere on the page. How does Open Site Explorer leap to the top of the search page with so little relevance?

Well, first let’s take a look at what co-occurrence actually is. Co-occurrence is the presence of two keywords linked to each other – a phrase along with a brand, link, or keyword. It’s possible that Google is picking up on the associations between these two entities and tailoring the search results for, say, “backlink analysis” to include Open Site Explorer because backlink analysis and Open Site Explorer show up together on the same website so many times. A quick Google for ‘ “backlink analysis” AND “open site explorer” ‘ brings up a multitude of sites with both phrases in the title or at least in the anchor text – the second result is titled “Competitive Backlink Analysis with Open Site Explorer.”

Usually, SEO authors consider SEO to be the careful planting of keywords within an article to make the article (or webpage) more appealing for both consumers looking for information related to the keywords and for search engines which order pages by relevance based on keyword density. But when the search results don’t reflect that order, it becomes apparent that there is something else going on. And that something is co-occurrence.

How will co-occurrence change SEO? It may shift the focus of SEO away from planting keywords throughout an article to connecting your topic with another, more popular (or well related) topic with phrases linking the two – for our earlier example with backlink analysis and Open Site Explorer, those links could be phrases like “performing backlink analysis using Open Site Explorer” or “Open Site Explorer, the perfect tool for backlink analysis”.

Co-occurrence will be an important phenomenon to watch as Google develops its new technology, and it may be the device that will give SEO authors who are in the know a leg up over authors who use only keyword density to promote their articles.


Physical Or Digital Product?

When a person buys a product it’s usually a physical object. Physical products are made out of different types of materials and they are tangible items that a person can experience with all of their senses. Physical products can be used as tools, consumed as food or to provide a function. The vast majority of goods that are sold in markets are physical products. Digital products are extremely new forms of tangible goods that have a different type of design than a physical product. Digital products can be experienced through a person’s senses with the exception that they cannot be directly touched and they do not have a smell. Digital products are primarily seen, and they do provide sound. Digital products are primarily purchased through the internet or through devices that provide the digital product. Physical software discs could be considered a digital product because the disc is used to contain a program file, but the disc itself is a physical product. Applications or software that are contained on a disc are considered a digital product. Video games, movies, and songs are all digital products.

Physical products require factories and tools to manufacture these goods. They also need materials and substances to build them. Physical products also need physical storage space to keep the goods before they’re transported and sold. Many products require accessories and spare parts. Some physical products such as food require added substances to help preserve their shelf life or to enhance their flavor. Digital products do not require a huge amount of space or equipment to create. As a matter of fact, a network of computers or a single computing unit is all that is needed to create a digital product. Programmers must have the hardware to create an application. They also require other digital products such as software programs that aid them in the process of establishing more digital products.

Digital products don’t need any physical storage space for storage. They must be stored on some physical device to be used. Digital products will not work without some physical hardware device to display images or produce sound. Digital music cannot be heard without the use of a physical device the same as live music. Digital products are new when compared to physical products and many digital products have only been around less than ten years. Modern day physical product designers are working hard to integrate digital capabilities into material based goods. Interactive designers are trying to find new ways to take digital programs and put them to use in our lives without the aid of a computer. Both types of designers are expecting to digitize as many products as they possibly can.

Many designers are creating products that are going to combine digital and physical products in new ways that people can effectively use digitized products. This process has already been used with smartphone and tablet technology, but it’s integrated into cars, appliances and automated homes. Physical products are the foundation of all products but digital products their usefulness and make them more practical for the user.