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WebCEO wants web hosting companies to sell web hosting as a loss leader while earning high margins with SEO tools

Interview with Allen MacCannell, VP Sales & Partnerships at WebCEO.

In this interview you can learn from Allen MacCannell, VP Sales & Partnerships WebCEO Limited (one of the leading SEO Software & White Label SEO Tools). WebCEO was founded in 1992 (Rebranded from Radiocom in 2000). It was the first Desktop SEO tool and today offers a set of 15 online SEO tools for both agencies and individuals.

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Page speed is important, and We-Amp and IISpeed tell you why

Interview with Otto van der Schaaf of We-Amp and IISpeed

Ever wonder how search engines perceive your website? We don't know all the answers, but we do know bits and pieces--enough to know these days that slow websites make for a poor user experience which means that search engines don't want to rank those websites high enough to contribute to that poor UX. We sat down with Otto van der Schaaf who has been working on two separate (but related) projects on page speed, and who boasts, among his partners, Google. Here's his story.

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Interview with Linode CMO Casey Smith

Watching how companies grow has always fascinated me. It's especially heartening to learn about how Linode has grown in just the last 1.5 years. It was a pleasure for me to sit down with Casey Smith, Chief Marketing Officer at Linode, who has told us about the company and how his experience plays a role in its past, current, and future growth. The company's primary focus on support and dependability has given it an edge and has helped it grow outside its North American borders to maintaining a global presence. We assume they're just getting started. Meet Casey:


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Interview with Media Temple president Rod Stoddard

After interviewing mainly entrepreneurs in their 30s who built their own company and grew fast, maybe without seeing enough on the way, it was a refreshing experience for me to sit down with Rod Stoddard, a tech industry veteran with 17 years of experience in the IT, cloud computing and e-commerce industries, and talk about Media Temple’s past and future.

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14 years leading the web design  market, TemplateMonster wants to be the biggest design marketplace

Interview with David Braun, Founder and CEO of TemplateMonster.com

TemplateMonster is by far the biggest and most well-known website template marketplace, probably because they literally invented the market for it.

We met with the company founder and CEO David Braun to learn what challenges they are facing today and why, despite the fact that he is friends with Omer Shai (Wix Website-Builder, VP Marketing), he still recommends most website owners to stick to using WordPress.

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