As with all web applications, it is important to keep current with application updates and security patches. This is especially true for CMS and E-Commerce applications that are widely used on the Internet like DNN. These solutions have a large install base and because of this hackers will target vulnerabilities in these solutions to get […]
Last week I joined Freestyle Solutions (Formerly Dydacomp) in announcing that storefront e-commerce (storefront.net) was officially acquired by my company, Awesome Commerce LLC (www.awesomecommerce.com). With this acquisition we’ll be building a new cloud based e-commerce platform that will expand upon the storefront shopping cart legacy and the leadership in e-commerce cloud hosting that Applied Innovations […]
I know this has been frequently discussed by many websites, and some have excellent ideas too.
But the reason I felt it was necessary to discuss it again here on Applied’s blog is that things have changed a lot since the topic was last put under the microscope.
SEO has become more complex, keyword-focused domains become less valuable, and branding is ever more important for online businesses.
With all these changes, the rules of choosing a domain name have also evolved. If you are still going for old school ideas, you may choose a domain name that might not be of any help to you in the long run.
Can good hosting get you higher SEO rankings? The direct answer is no, although bad hosting can not only demote your site among search results but can even make it vanish from Google altogether. Such situations are extreme, though, and most of us need not worry about changing our hosting company. However, site owners who may operate in a highly competitive niche and fighting for every inch of turf cannot afford to turn a blind eye to high-quality hosting.
The reason is that all the meticulous efforts you put into inch ahead of the competition may be for naught if your hosting company damages your site at the last moment. It can pull down your ranking by causing one or more of the following issues that affect SEO.