Waiting for Rank: How Time Affects your Google Ranking

    Hostway Marketing, February 02, 2011

    By Melissa J Luther Older Web sites seem to have an advantage when it comes to search engine rankings, but a site’s age alone is not a primary factor in its ranking.

    How to Track Online Brand Awareness

    Hostway Marketing, January 12, 2011

    By Jen Brister Small companies need concrete ways to determine their progress toward business goals.

    Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on Not Likely to Affect You

    Hostway Marketing, November 24, 2010

    By Melissa J Luther Privacy on the Internet has been in the news lately, as various social media platforms struggle with how to encourage more sharing while still protecting users’ privacy.

    Google Partners with the SBA to Help Small Businesses

    Hostway Marketing, August 18, 2010

    By Melissa J Luther Google has an impressive array of free and low-cost tools to help businesses, especially small businesses, manage and grow their online presence.

    Touch Screen Design Part 1: Most Popular Devices

    Hostway Marketing, July 19, 2010

    By Meredith Barnhill Touch-screen devices, particularly mobile phones, have exploded in the technology market in the past few years. The most popular devices are completely touch-based with few physical keys and can use applications and browse the Web.

    SEO Series Part 3: How Does Google Rank Bing?

    Hostway Marketing, June 08, 2010

    By Melissa J Luther Within weeks of Bing’s launch, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was excited that Google was ranking the fledgling search engine in the top three results for what he called “bing-related” search terms. It might seem strange that Google should give such prominent ranking to a site many see as its biggest potential

    SEO Series Part 2: Pick an Engine

    Hostway Marketing, June 08, 2010

    By Melissa J Luther You understand you should optimize your website so that it will appear near the top of the search results for keywords related to your business. You also know that the major search engines use different ranking methods, so tactics that boost your placement in one may not help with the others.

    SEO Series Part 1: What's the Difference?

    Hostway Marketing, June 08, 2010

    By Melissa J Luther SEOs have known for years that the major search engines use different algorithms to return search results. You can see this yourself by typing the same keyword(s) into different search engines and reviewing the results. You will see differences, sometimes significant, in the sites listed and their order.

    Integrate Earthview into Your Site

    Hostway Marketing, June 04, 2010

    By Melissa Luther Google Earth is a popular desktop application that allows users to see the Earth in amazing, 3D detail. Users can fly to their chosen location, then zoom, pan and tilt to view it from all angles. Now some of those same features are available in Maps, via Earth view.

    Beyond Front-end SEO

    Hostway Marketing, June 03, 2010

    By Melissa J Luther If you’ve been around the Internet for any length of time, you know about the importance of keywords, backlinks and meta tags to search engine optimization efforts. Content and code are not the only things that matter, though. Site speed is also important.