The Host Advice blog presents the finest and most valuable tips, tools and ideas for small business owners, start-up’s and entrepreneurs.

Why you should be really worried about Google entering the domain business

Written by: , Jun. 24, 2014

Google is intent on making itself even more attractive and indispensable than it already is. That sentence alone seems a sweeping, wild statement, considering how much reach Google has in terms of business saturation, but Google uses its powers, money and influence to take apart any competitors that may stand in its way..  Google will be nice to you, don't worry godaddy and friends...

As an example, Google Maps inflicted serious damage to Mapquest not that long ago, and Google AdWords has given the Yellowpages industry a serious cause for leaving their keys on the table…

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Supporting Green Web Hosting

Written by: , Jun. 15, 2014

logo-greenhostingThese days everyone wants to be as ecofriendly, or as “green”as they can be, but not many people realize that this doesn’t just apply to large businesses cutting down their emissions or to individuals recycling their rubbish; webmasters can also get in on the act, doing their bit to help the environment by utilizing the many “green hosting”options available to modern web developers.

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Mega List of 180+ useful tools, resources and services for web entrepreneurs

Written by: , Apr. 22, 2014

UPDATE: I’ve corrected the broken links (especially the internal ones, in the Table of Contents), and added a link to the WAVE tool (thanks Matt!)
I'm proud to share with you a list of almost 200 of my favorite blogs, guides, resources, tutorials and tools on web entrepreneurship, which I've been constantly using for years. I hope many of these websites become useful assets to you as they are for me. I've broken them down for you into 7 parts:

  • Web Design
  • Web Analytics
  • Keyword Research
  • Project Management
  • HTML5 + CSS3
  • E-Commerce
  • Web Accessibility

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Storytelling for Copywriters: Reach More People, Hold Their Interest and Turbo-Charge Your Ads

Written by: , Apr. 7, 2014

Once upon a time, a good copywriter only had to write descriptive, informative copy about a product or service. In today’s ultra-competitive business world, content needs to be literally unforgettable. Copywriters and businesses who want to build an authentic bridge to an audience should consider employing classic storytelling skills: nothing forms a rapport like the sharing of stories.

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Start Charging What You Are Worth

Written by: , Mar. 13, 2014

When you’re in business for yourself, you’re responsible for paying yourself, which means you set your own fees — this is the good news and bad news of owning a small business.
Let’s start with the bad news: you don’t want to set your prices so high above the market rate that you repel the customers you’re working so hard to attract, and you also don’t want to set your prices so low that you’re practically working for free and become an accidental for-profit-turned-non-profit.

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