The Digital Divide (Infographic)

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1&1 recently conducted research of over 1,000 consumers to learn what differences there may be between what digital technologies are preferred by consumers and what businesses actually offer. This “Digital Divide” was the subject of our panel discussion earlier this evening at the first ever 1&1 Burger Break, where experts in the industry discussed the importance of meeting consumers’ expectations and growing their business.

Take a look at the statistics in our infographic below!

Digital-Divide-Infographic

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Category: Net Culture
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Essential Rules for Web Design

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Despite the almost infinite canvas you have to work from, there are some essential design rules you should attempt to follow regardless of the site you’re building.

Real-world design

Make sure you design your site using the actual content you plan to use – this ensures it’s optimized for the type and volume of content you produce. Also design with Web browsers in mind – don’t rely on Photoshop composites, but test in a variety of browsers to ensure your site looks its best across a variety of platforms, from Internet Explorer on Windows to Safari on the Mac, plus Chrome, Firefox and maybe also Opera in between.

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Utilize Resources to Help Find the Right Influencers on Twitter

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To improve your Twitter experience, and eventually your own Twitter presence, you may be looking for influencers in your chosen market, or trying to find locally-based peers to help with your regional business needs. Or perhaps you just want to track down people for a specific purpose, such as following social media experts or brand advocates and customers you can engage with. Whatever you’re looking for, the good news is that there are a wide range of free tools out there that can you help you perform targeted searches to track down the people you need to be following. Most of these services require you to sign in with your Twitter account to grant them access to the information they need to make quality suggestions and link you with relevant people.

Followerwonk

This paid-for service offers some limited free tools, including a ‘Search bios’ function. This allows you to search entire profiles or restrict your search to biographies – enter your keywords to see which users are returned, and use the ‘more options’ link to introduce more filters: location, name, URL and minimum and maximum numbers of followers, people following, and Tweets. Wading through all those results can be off-putting, but you can sort the results a number of ways to find what you’re looking for. Click a username to view their Twitter profile page and follow them.

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Introducing… #1and1BurgerBreak!

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Tomorrow marks a very exciting day – 1&1’s first ever #1and1BurgerBreak. As we all prepare for the busy holiday season full of travel, shopping, and cooking, NYC media will take a break to enjoy a fun night out with their peers.

Small Business Evangelist Ramon Ray will host this networking platform for New York City business and technology journalists, bloggers, and editors. The night will be full of good food and drinks, great company, and even better conversation… Oh yea, and did we mention, BURGERS! Everything is sure to be gourmet and certified “Burger-licious”!

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Category: News
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1&1 Online Office Lets You Collaborate

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With advances in online storage, colleagues never need to leave their desks to work collaboratively, and thanks to 1&1’s Online Office tool, which is part of its Team Storage package, you don’t have to pay a single penny for the privilege.

To take advantage of the 1&1 Online Office tool, you’ll need a 1&1 Online Storage account, plus set up your Team Storage accounts for all of your team members – I covered this in a previous blog post.

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Category: Tips
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Utilize Web Apps to Share Content through Social Media

1&1 MyWebsite Web Apps

Allowing you to place elements on your 1&1 Website to make it easy for anyone to share that page with their friends and followers. To add a plugin to your website, click ‘Add Web Apps’ when in editing mode, then browse the Social Networks section:

AddThis

Sign up for an AddThis account, and this useful widget allows you to not just place buttons for sharing your website via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, email and other platforms, it also allows you to analyze the results and find out more about the people who’ve been sharing your content, making it easier for you to engage with them.

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Organizing Website Redirects without Hurting Your SEO – Part 3

URL Image

In our previous discussions, the impact and organization of redirecting links for SEO were focused on. But once redirects have been put in place or a new site is launched, it is extremely important to make sure all of the new links are working properly (This is where the old URL to new URL document we created earlier will come in handy!).

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Last Week on the 1&1 Blog

Most Popular Blog Posts

The 1&1 Blog was very busy last week, with posts covering a wide range of topics. To stay up-to-date on anything you might have missed, check out our posts from last week below: http://blog.1and1.com/!

  • Twitter Cards Increase Social Engagement (http://1a1s.us/11x) – Embed a Twitter Card into your website, and whenever anyone Tweets a link to that page, the card will appear in their Tweet providing people with a compelling reason to click it and visit your site.
  • Video: Why WordPress Is So Interesting (http://1a1s.us/11y) – WordPress boasts a passionate development and user community. In this video, 1&1′s WordPress Expert Marko Heijnen discusses why he is proud to be a part of it.
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Category: Blog Wrap-Ups
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Marko Heijnen Explains Handling Images in WordPress (Video)

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We recently had the opportunity to speak with Marko Heijnen, a contributor to the WordPress community and 1&1 WordPress Specialist, about handling images in WordPress. In this video, he explains how much has changed since version 3.5 and the impact this has for the platform’s users and developers. Furthermore, he talks about plugins that can expand the default functionality of WordPress; including one he created called “Improved Image Editor.”

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Category: Developers
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Dell Systems and 1&1 Team Up for New Dedicated Server Line

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Today 1&1 Internet, Inc. (www.1and1.com) announced the integration of Dell Systems as well as the latest generation of Intel processors into its new dedicated server “Business Line.” This collaboration provides small- and medium-sized business owners the latest, cutting edge technology of Dell and the secure and cost efficient practices they have come to expect of 1&1 Internet.

Furthermore, 1&1’s new line of servers are equipped with the Intel Haswell processors (Xeon E5-2600 v3) offering eight and ten processor core options. The Xeon E5′s processors can now offer new management features for entirely new server administration options. Users can rest assured knowing that they can capitalize on optimal support for 1&1 dedicated servers as a result of full cooperation between 1&1, Dell and Intel via the Dell-managed service provider program.

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