Wrap-up of most recent top articles from the 1&1 Blog

Most Popular Blog Posts

To catch you up on the most popular, recent 1&1 blog posts, we announced talked about Mobile First, explained how to host a YouTube Live video chat, announced the first winners of Verisign’s #InternetOfficial contest, discussed 1&1’s green initiatives, and released a brand new infographic about local online listings!

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Benefiting from Green Web Hosting with 1&1

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At 1&1, we are committed to doing our part to help support renewable energy programs and minimize the impact that our business has on the environment. Our green initiatives are deeply ingrained into our company culture, and we are delighted to know that many of our customers share this passion with us. I can say this with confidence because we get thousands of visitors every week to our Green Initiatives page on our website and so many of our customers proudly display our ‘Website Powered by 1&1 Green Hosting’ logo on their website.

Our users’ interest in social responsibility isn’t limited to 1&1. They also investigate the environmental practices of other companies they do business with.

Some highlights of 1&1’s green activities include:

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Category: Inside 1&1
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Local Online Listings: Increase Web Visibility

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Restaurants, roofers, mechanics, and computer repair: at some point in our lives we are likely to contact each of these people. The question is: how do we go about doing so? We are lucky to be living in a digital age where we can find almost anything in a matter of seconds using a device that fits in our pocket. A quick search in our phone’s browser will return results showing us locations, reviews, phone numbers and even directions. If a business is not taking advantage of the opportunity to get found on these channels, they are not of consideration to the consumer.

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Category: eBusiness
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And the #InternetOfficial Winners Are….

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Verisign’s #InternetOfficial contest has surely snagged the interest of business owners around the country. As a strategy to encourage SMBs to grow their business and entrepreneurial ideas with a strong domain name, this contest is boosting excitement for business development.

These winners not only take home $5,000 each, but they are also in the drawing for a Grand Prize of an additional $30,000. For any startup or existing business, this is an incredible opportunity to gain a foundation for taking their operations to the next level. Marketing investments, search engine optimization, employee growth, facility upgrades or just paying off loans, the possibilities are endless with what this money can be put towards.

So who are these lucky winners?

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Category: Net Culture
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How-to Connect with your Audience by Hosting a YouTube Live Video Chat

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The most successful methods of promoting your brand or business are by being accessible and engaging with your audience. You can accomplish both of these things, while building credibility, by hosting a live chat. People like putting faces to names and seeing the human side of your business, which is where a video chat – or “webcast” – comes in. From demonstrating a new product or offering a simple Q&A support session to providing an expert panel for you and your audience to debate with or bounce ideas off, there are many formats and benefits to hosting a webcast.

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7 Web Apps for Retail Store Owners

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1&1’s MyWebsite tool offers business owners the chance to build a highly customizable website with little to no Web design experience. To begin, simply choose a layout that is specific to your industry and personalize its content to your individual business. With an abundance of free Web apps, you can integrate your accounts with reputable third parties, like Facebook, Amazon, and Skype directly into the site. There are several categories to choose from and hundreds of apps to assist you in building the ideal site for your business.

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Category: MyWebsite & Apps
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What is Mobile first?

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When designing a website, traditionally one would first think about how it would appear and function on a desktop computer and then later consider optimizing it for alternative devices. ‘Mobile First’ is the reverse of that concept and starting with – you’ve got it – mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. While the most common way to approach Web design is from the largest to the smallest screen, Mobile First suggests that the designs will be stronger when working from the smallest platform to the largest. With more and more people reaching for their phone for browsing and shopping online, it’s essential to have a mobile optimized website. So, why not start there?

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Wrap-up of most recent top articles from the 1&1 Blog

Most Popular Blog Posts

To catch you up on the most popular, recent 1&1 blog posts, we announced our recent BBB accreditation, addressed blogging rules, revealed 5 tips for boosting your online presence, talked about new SSD within dedicated and managed servers, and released a new video about SoLoMo!

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Category: Blog Wrap-Ups
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News from the 1&1 Server Lab: Better performance and faster servers with an additional SSD

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Want better performance on your root or managed server with innovative technology and full control over your data? For customers with these requirements, 1&1 now provides even more options for increased performance for your specific needs.

Customers can now enhance their 1&1 Dedicated and Managed Server with a Solid State Drive (SSD). Among other benefits, this allows for more local storage space when used in combination with the integrated Hard Disk Drive (HDD).

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Category: Server & Hosting
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The Path to Effective Content Marketing

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Content marketing is an approach fixated on creating and delivering relevant, essential, and consistent content to appeal to a specific target audience. By doing this correctly and reaching your target audience with effective content marketing, you can easily turn hard work into profit. There are five steps on the path to effective content marketing. From defining goals to executing your strategy, learn how to optimize your content marketing plan and tailor it for search engines, public relations and social media.

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