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

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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8 Tips for Improving Your Site Speed

8 Tips for Improving Your Site Speed

Hint: all of them are free and most take less than 5 minute to apply

Google PageSpeed insights results page

We are not going to give you a lengthy explanation about the importance of your website's speed, because we value your time. If you are not sure how important it is, let's just put it this way: do you care about your website's ability to get more traffic and convert it into leads or sales? Are you interested in your website's ranking on Google? Do you have empathy for your users and customers and value their time?

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DigitalOcean focuses on catering to engineering teams, as they begin to move upstream in the infrastructure space

DigitalOcean focuses on catering to engineering teams, as they begin to move upstream in the infrastructure space

Interview with Mitch Wainer, Co-Founder and CMO of DigitalOcean

Mitch Wainer, the Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at DigitalOcean

I have recently interviewed Mitch Wainer, the Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at DigitalOcean. Mitch has over 15 years of experience in digital marketing helping Fortune 500 companies with their digital advertising strategy. Four years ago, Mitch decided to leave it all and fight brands like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. Surprisingly enough, his team is winning this battle. We had a discussion over DigitalOcean’s hyper growth, VCs & funding, content marketing and what is required to get him down on the floor for 200 pushups…

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The roll of a market place in a web hosting company

The roll of a market place in a web hosting company

Interview with Brady Nord, Co-Founder of Mojo Marketplace, where he surprised me by inviting any web hosting company to collaborate with him.

Talk with Brady for 5 minutes, and you will find yourself moving your site to Bluehost hosting and buying a few plugins on the way. Brady is the kind of person that really believes in what he is doing. He doesn’t care that you may call it upsell or cross sell; he is here to add value to the website owner, and this is what he is focused on and talks about. Brady doesn’t look aside at ThemeForest or Wix, and is not worried about Google entering the hosting market. The only thing that bothers him, is whether he can keep the startup spirit in a growing business unit that thrives within the world’s biggest web hosting group.

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JustPaste.it is the quickest way to share content online!

JustPaste.it is the quickest way to share content online!

Interview with Mariusz Zurawek, founder of JustPaste.it, the anonymous sharing tool

JustPaste.it has really made a name for itself over the past couple of years. From a website that was launched in 2009 by a Polish student, growing into the leading tool for sharing short pieces of content online, clearly the company’s founder and only employee Mariusz Zurawek is doing something right. I’ve been a huge fan of JustPaste.it for years now and I was intrigued to hear about how they are doing and where they may be heading. I’ve got a great interview with Mariusz Zurawek, discussing future plans for JustPaste.it and what the website will be growing into.JustPaste.it simple interface allows sharing of content without registration. The example above can be found here: http://justpaste.it/pp19

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