Customers ask us all the time about how to get their site at a higher ranking in Google. These days, most people discover new sites by finding them in search engines like Google or Yahoo. The process of improving your ranking in these search engines is called Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. Continue reading “Top 5 SEO Tips to Help You Rank Higher”
If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, their value proposition is simple: they’ll make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats. CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants. That fits perfectly in line with what we’re always striving to deliver to our customers.
GreenGeeks excited to announce our partnership with CloudFlare, a web performance and security company.
Today, hundreds of thousands of websites—ranging from individual blogs to e-commerce sites to the websites of Fortune 500 companies to national governments—use CloudFlare to make their sites faster and more secure. We power more than 65 billion monthly page views—more than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Zynga, AOL, Apple, Bing, eBay, PayPal and Instagram combined—and over 25% of the Internet’s population regularly passes through our network.
About a month ago we announced an GreenGeeks Video Review contest where we were giving away 3 iPad’s. It’s one thing to see e-mails written in to tell us how great we are, but it’s another when you actually see and hear it from customers. We had a lot of fun with this and I’m sure our customers did too! Continue reading “GreenGeeks Video Review iPad Winners Announced!”
A lot of people are using Tablet’s and e-readers, and the more they use them, the more power they draw from the grid to charge them up again. That’s what makes the SolarKindle Lighted Cover such a cool green gadget. With Amazon Kindle being the hottest e-reader on the planet, SolarFocus has designed the world’s first solar-powered e-reader cover. The cover features an environmentally friendly design with a lightweight, flexible and high-grade solar panel built right into the cover. Now you can keep your kindle charged up without having to plug it in! It also has a built-in LED lamp to make night time reading a breeze.
Some stats on the charge: 1 hour of solar charge gives you 3 days of uninterrupted use. The USB/solar dual charging reserve battery provides backup equal to months of unplugged reading time. The cost ranges from $39 to $90 on Amazon. Not a bad trade off to get protect and charge your Kindle!
What a summer! Upgrades galore!
One of the unique things about GreenGeeks web hosting is that we’re always looking for ways to provide our customers with the best possible hosting experience. This is what sets us apart from the competition. I’ve worked at other hosting providers where there were no advancements. It was boring and it really affected the customers’ chance of succeeding online. Not at GreenGeeks though, we’re always hungry for more. We’re always testing new hardware, new software, new security tools, etc. Anything that would benefit our customers. Continue reading “Increased Performance & Reliability”
Our Ecosite package is pretty amazing because it gives you so many great features like unlimited disk space, bandwidth, and email addresses. But what about our customers who are running more robust systems that need greater RAM, CPU, and process resources? In the past, we have moved these customers up to our VPS hosting packages, which have served them well. But some customers need more resources, but aren’t quite ready to move up to a VPS plan. We decided to launch our Ecosite Premium hosting package for those customers who need greater resources, without any change in the way they manage their site. Ecosite Premium features:
- Double the RAM, CPU, and Processes of our Ecosite packages
- Fewer customers per server for even greater site performance
- Direct access to our nightly backup servers to restore files at any time
- Free dedicated IP
You can view more information about this package by logging into your Account Manager by visiting https://www.greengeeks.com/clients/am/premium/. Please contact Sales if you have any questions about our Ecosite Premium plan.
We’re giving away 3 iPad’s this October. Here’s how you can participate:
1) Record a 60 second video review of GreenGeeks. Tell us how you found us, why you picked us, why you love us, how we helped you with your online presence, etc. Be sure to mention who you are and what website you represent, the videos will be posted on our site and that’s extra promo for you too!
You can use any camera you want, iPhone, the iPad you already have, Tablet, Smarthpone, web cam, whatever. It doesn’t need to be professional, it just needs to be real.
2) Upload the video to http://www.wetransfer.com/. To send it to us, make sure you enter the e-mail email@example.com. You can also use YouTube to upload the video. Ensure that the video is UNLISTED. E-mail us the link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) The video must be submitted by 11:59PM EST September 30th, 2012. The random draw will take place on the 1st and we’ll announce the 3 winners right here on the GreenGeeks blog.
We here can’t wait to see what our customers have to say… best of luck!
We’re always looking to introduce our users to cool gadgets that are also green. We recently came across the Raspberry Pi Computer project. It is a fully functioning computer that starts at only $25.While the specs are very modest, roughly equidistant to a 300MHz Pentium 2, the device is capable of outputting full 1080P blu-ray quality video which makes it great for a home theatre.
The device runs off a very low voltage micro USB power supply, or 4 of those cool USBCell AA batteries we featured earlier, making it incredibly energy efficient. The Raspberry Pi Foundation was formed with the goal of teaching kids around the world how to program with affordable computers. They are a non-profit organization, and each purchase helps them continue to grow. The credit card sized device runs Debian Linux, so this computer is definitely for our true geek clients out there.
Have you used this device before? Let us know what you think in the comment section.
You can learn more about the project at http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs
If you’re a GreenGeeks customer or a regular reader of our blog, you know how passionate we are about environmentally conscious web hosting. But what you may not have known is that our affiliates tend to be just as passionate about it – and today’s post is about one of those folks and her mission to get all of her customers to switch away from polluting web hosts and make their dreams a reality online!
Meet Amanda Aitken (that’s her in the orange tank top). She’s the Founder and CEO of The Girl’s Guide to Web Design, the online course that teaches creative women to design and code their own totally unique, stunning WordPress-based blogs and sites, and she’s been a recommending WordPress Hosting as a GreenGeeks affiliate for a few years now. She lives in beautiful, European-inspired Montreal, Canada (but she hopes to make it down to visit us in California soon).
Today, Amanda needs your help – because she’s in the running to win something that could change EVERYTHING for her and her business: the title of “Thriving Female Entrepreneur of 2012”. The contest is being run by entrepreneurial guru Ali Brown, one of the biggest role models out there for women who are doing business on the web.
If she wins, Amanda will have the chance to show many, many more people that when it comes to web hosting, there ARE environmentally friendly options – and she’ll be mentoring thousands of people as they unleash their creativity through the blogs and sites they’ve always wanted to start, all based on a solid, green foundation.
To help her with her mission, all it takes is a couple of clicks and a Facebook account! Just click here and follow the instructions to vote for Amanda Aitken and girlsguidetowebdesign.com. Today is the LAST DAY to vote in the contest, and Amanda needs more votes to move up from third place to first!
Good luck, Amanda! We’re rooting for you! Go here to vote for Amanda now!
We’re always looking for ways to make our customers lives easier. We were one of the first hosting companies to offer free site migration for customers who transferred to us from other providers and it was received with much appreciation from our customers. It’s a no hands approach to getting set up with us. For our new customers, we’ve always offered easy to use free website builders to build great websites but is a more hands on approach. So we got to thinking how we could make it easy for our new customers to sign up and get something valuable up and running so they can go back to doing business… Continue reading “Let us Build a Website for you.”