2010
11.27

Google Chrome’s comic book is a nice way to introduce to the world a new web browser, but everyone does not know what a URL or web app means. “20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web” is a guidebook created by the Google Chrome team which tries to explain complicated terms such as “Internet”, “cloud computing”, “JavaScript”, “HTML5”, “cookies”, “URL”, “IP address” using illustrations and real life analogies. Here’s an example:

“An IP address is a series of numbers that tells us where a particular device is on the Internet network, be it the google.com server or your computer. It’s a bit like mom’s phone number: just as the phone number tells an operator which house to route a call to so it reaches your mom, an IP address tells your computer which other device on the Internet to communicate with — to send data to and get data from.”

The guidebook is a very good example of an HTML5 web application which functions offline and Google recommends to read it in “Chrome or any up-to-date, HTML5-compliant modern browser”. Most of the examples from the book are about Google Chrome and that’s what makes it look like a Chrome ad.

2010
11.19

What is Google Instant?

This is Google’s new method to show search results while a visitor is typing a query. They try to auto complete the query while typing.

As an example, when you type “web d” then Google will show a drop down list of suggested keywords like “web design” because Google thinks that its the most probable query typed.

Google Instant will not display the search results for the keywords “web d”, which are totally different. If you want to get the results for “web d”, you have to click the search button.

Google Instant is not a new ranking algorithm. It is just a new way in which Google displays the search results. Some keywords will now get fewer impressions, some keywords will get more impressions.

For more information visit Google Instant

2010
11.13

You would think that reliable web hosts are easy to find, but they aren’t. With the expansion of web hosts there is a lot of competition and resellers who say that they can give the consumer up to 99% uptime. Dependable web hosting is critical for websites. It can basically be the difference between someone who visits frequently, and a visitor who has no intentions of coming back at all.

Pages often returned as not available can also impact your rating with today’s ultra-clever search engines who are also in a race of their own to beat their own competition after all, a customer returns to good service.

Why is reliable web hosting a requirement? I immediately thought of your peace as a factor. Think of being ready to update your website and not being able to because the server isn’t working. Customers expect good service and will not return to a website that does not offer it. Obstacles have to be dealt with as soon they have been identified, to avoid repeating the same mistakes which cause companies to fail.

When is it critical to have one? It’s important anyway, very important unless you have a website you aren’t too concerned about people seeing. Today’s new search engine methods mean that reports are made each time a URL is inaccessible and this can lead to a drop in search engine rankings after so long.

If your company includes a significant web presence, you must have a good hosting service. In today’s market you need to have at least 99% uptime, there are some companies that even exceed this.

Picture this: if you have 20% downtime, this means you are loosing up to 20% of potential customers. This is affecting your earning ability, thus losing you potential revenue. As with any employee, the webhost should not make you lose money!

Is there a way I can check to see if my webhost is the best one for my needs? You don’t, not at first. There are many methods that can be used to find out their reliability. The free tools on the internet that are used to monitor up and downtime are becoming more popular in the search for the top search engine.

Many now realize that it is essential to minimize server downtime ,if you get poor communication from the webhost you use, tools like these could be a lifesaver. A responsible webhost will most probably inform you in advance of possible problems or planned downtime either via email or a portal on its own website. Beware of webhosts who hide performance information as they are afraid that they will scare off potential customers.

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