Monthly Archives: July 2012

Network Solutions Presents “To Blog or Not to Blog” Webinar Teaching Small Businesses How to Create a Blog and the Impact of Blogs on Small Business


Herndon, VA (PRWEB) February 8, 2008

When it comes to running a successful business one of the most important elements for small business owners to maintain is contact with their customers. The daily responsibilities a business demands can make this component a difficult one to sustain, but with the right tools, small business owners can connect with their customers while continuing to juggle the many tasks on their plates. In an effort to help small business owners stay in touch with their customers and increase business, Network Solutions will host a free webinar, “To Blog or Not to Blog,” on Tuesday February 12th at 12:00pm EST. The webinar will be introduced by Kerstin Demko and presented by Jason Shawn, Manager of Web Presence.

“Blogging is becoming more and more prominent among small businesses,” explains Michele Krisanda, Senior Vice President of Marketing. “Network Solutions wants to educate small business owners with the most useful and successful ways to create a blog and integrate a blog into their own Web site, which will help drive traffic, and thereby increase sales.”

Last May, Network Solutions hosted this webinar for the first time for existing customers. As a result of overwhelming positive feedback and their continuing commitment to their customers, Network Solutions is now offering this webinar explaining the benefits of blogging. “To Blog or Not to Blog” will highlight topics such as what is a blog, how they are being used, and will offer tips on how to create a blog and effectively integrate it into a small business Web site. Business owners will learn how a business blog can help them connect with customers and prospects, increase Web site traffic, generate and gather customer feedback, and boost search engine ranking. Following the webinar there will be a Q&A session and a recording of the webinar and a transcript of the Q&A session will be available online.

Register for this free webinar to learn more about what it takes to create a blog and how to make it work for your business.

Currently, Network Solutions includes WordPress blogs in all of its Unix-based Web hosting packages. To learn more about Network Solutions and how its hosting solutions that include free business blogs can boost SEO performance and customer interactions, please visit NetworkSolutions.com.

About Network Solutions

A leading provider of online solutions for small businesses, Network Solutions offers an exhaustive line of products, including E-commerce software, web design, online marketing, domain registration, and other Internet services. With over 28 years in the web services industry, Network Solutions is committed to helping businesses succeed with affordable and simple one-stop shopping solutions.

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Dog Owners Being Warned of Road Salt Toxicity

Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) February 8, 2008

An Ottawa man who lost his dog to cancer is warning dog owners about the toxic dangers of road salt.

Mark Watson, a former IT professional, says that his dog Grover and two other dogs on his street suddenly died of cancer in 2004 likely because of exposure to road salt.

Explaining why road salt can be dangerous to dogs, Watson says: “Upon returning home from their walks, my dog Grover and my neighbours’ dogs would ingest this toxic substance by licking their paws.”

A veterinary oncologist suggested to Watson that a toxin in the environment, such as road salt, was likely responsible for the dogs’ cancers because she had seen similar symptoms in several other cases.

Watson’s full story can be heard through a 7 minute You Tube video: http://ecotraction.wordpress.com/

Watson will also be sharing his story at the Green Living Show in Vancouver at BC Place February 29 to March 2, and in Toronto at Exhibition Place April 25-27.

Road salt was declared “toxic” in an extensive 2001 assessment report done by Health Canada and Environment Canada. Their conclusion: we must reduce our use of the pollutant. See full report: http://www.roadsaltistoxic.com

In early 2006, the Sierra Legal Defense Fund and RiverSides Stewardship Alliance initiated a campaign to legislate the reduction of road salt use in Ontario.

“A Low-Salt Diet for Ontario’s Roads and Rivers highlights current regulatory inconsistencies with respect to the use of road salts for winter road maintenance in Ontario,” says the report summary. “Road salts have been determined to be an environmentally toxic substance under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA). Despite the finding that road salts are environmentally toxic, there are no mandatory requirements for managing road salts storage, application or snow disposal in Ontario.”

Read the full campaign report: http://riversides.org/index.php?cat=3&page1=8&page2=10&page3=&page4=

In December 2007, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty stated that he agreed with the province’s independent Environment Commissioner Gord Miller who strongly recommended taking further action to reduce the use of toxic road salt in Ontario. See: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2007/12/05/road-salt.html

As per the 2001 Environment Canada report which declared road salt “toxic,” about 4.9 million tons of road salt is released every year on our streets and may poison some birds while being detrimental to wildlife and their habitat.

Veterinarians have also raised red flags about the dangers of road salt to animals. CBC News quotes Dr. Michael Bratt of the Granville Island Pet Hospital as saying that road salt can make animals sick. He says that when ingested by our pets, the ice melters “can upset animals’ digestive systems, causing vomiting and diarrhea.” CBC News article: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2006/11/28/bc-salt-pets.html

CBC also reports that the University of Victoria published an initial study in 2000 that found links between “road salt” and “cancer.” Acknowledging the study, the Canadian Cancer Society later stated that we shouldn’t yet make final conclusions until further medical and scientific research is done. Read CBC article: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/1999/12/30/salt991230.html

Today, University of Victoria Prof. Harold Foster stands by the initial study and continues to state that we are spreading toxic road salt on our streets at our peril. He hopes to see further studies done.

Foster explains that ferrocyanide is often used in road salt as an anti-caking agent to prevent the salt from clumping-up. He says that the problem with ferrocyanide is that it breaks down and generates hydrogen cyanide, a substance also present in cigarette smoke that can facilitate the action of carcinogens. See: http://www.elements.nb.ca/theme/transportation/salt/salt.htm

After losing his dog Grover to cancer, Watson searched the globe for natural alternatives to toxic road salts and ice melters.

“My searches took me further and further around the world and eventually I came across a green volcanic mineral that has amazing traction properties and is 100% safe for pets, property and the environment,” explains Watson.

His discovery, along with his drive to offer dog owners a safe alternative to toxic road salts, compelled him to launch a new product in 2005: “EcoTraction.”

To watch a 1 minute video of Watson explaining why his innovative product provides several times better traction than sand, visit: http://www.ecotractionvideo.com

He says that his product is not only safe but he claims that it even helps to absorb toxins and heavy metals from the environment. “Some municipalities use this mineral to filter their drinking water as well as to clean up chemical spills,” says Watson.

He explains that in the Spring and Summer, EcoTraction becomes a mineral nutrient for the lawn and garden instead of destroying vegetation like road salt does. He also says that it is used by organic farmers as a natural soil amendment and as a safe food additive for cattle and chicken.

Marc Appleby is the President of Earth Innovations Inc. under which he and Watson, CEO, manufacture and distribute EcoTraction. Quoting research by Debi Andrus, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, Appleby says that an estimated 29 per cent of Canadian households own a dog. To read about Andrus’ research, visit: http://tinyurl.com/ysodqf

“Millions of dog owners are concerned about their pets’ health and EcoTraction is the safest and most effective solution to address their needs,” says Appleby.

JumpBox Ships 20th Production JumpBox Virtual Appliance

Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) February 12, 2008

JumpBox, Inc. (http://www.jumpbox.com), an innovative provider of virtual appliances that greatly simplify server software deployment, today announced that they have grown their library of JumpBoxes based around Open Source software to include six additional applications: Cacti network graphing system, phpBB discussion forums, ProjectPier project management system, TikiWiki content management system, PmWiki wiki software, and MoinMoin wiki software. These additions bring the total number of applications in the JumpBox production library to twenty.

JumpBoxes are time-saving virtual machines that enable open source applications to be deployed faster and easier than ever before. Deployment requires minimal technical skill from the user, and theJumpBox Runtime system provides ease of use features like automated backups and a consistent web based control panel for common system functions. JumpBoxes make things simple by bundling a complete application stack into a turn-key, pre-configured unit that runs on top of virtualization software such as VMWare, Xen Open Source, Parallels, Virtual Iron, and Microsoft Virtualization.

“We are really excited to be able to offer twenty great Open Source applications in the time saving JumpBox format,” said Kimbro Staken, JumpBox Co-founder and CEO. “and there’s still more to come as we continue adding new applications and further empower our customers to easily evaluate, deploy and manage these powerful open source solutions.”

The JumpBox production library already contains virtual appliances for other popular Open Source applications, including: Alfresco, Bugzilla, DokuWiki, Drupal, Joomla!, Mantis, MediaWiki, OTRS, PunBB, TWiki, Trac/Subversion, vTiger CRM and WordPress.

“Setting up MoinMoin, for example, is drop dead simple with a JumpBox – what used to be a tedious, error-prone setup process can now be accomplished in minutes on any operating system,” said Sean Tierney,JumpBox Co-founder and COO. “With twenty applications that same experience can be had for a wide variety of business productivity tools – fromwikis to blogging to project management to CRM.”

About JumpBox Inc.

JumpBox was founded in 2006 with the goal of making the deployment and management of server software dramatically easier. The company’sJumpBoxes are virtual appliances that leverage the growing popularity in virtualization to make this goal a reality. JumpBoxes are simple to deploy, easy to manage and support a wide variety of virtualization platforms. JumpBox is based in Tempe, AZ. For more information, visit http://www.jumpbox.com or email info@jumpbox.com

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SALT LAKE CITY (PRWEB) February 18, 2008

SEO For WordPress Blogs – a Free White Paper from Blizzard Internet Marketing, Inc.


Glenwood Springs, CO (PRWEB) February 19, 2008

Blizzard Internet Marketing, Inc. is proud to announce the release of their latest free marketing whitepaper, “SEO for WordPress Blogs” by their in-house Search Engine Optimization team, Carrie Hill and Mary Bowling. Learn why Blizzard Internet Marketing advocates using one of the best platforms for building an SEO friendly website, and how to set your own website up for success.

Blogging is the wave of the future, but not all blog platforms are built alike. While there are many options to choose from, if one wants their blog to be user and search engine-friendly, WordPress should be a first choice. The white paper will tell why and explain how to use it to perform better in the Google Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs).

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New VPS Hosting Plans using CentOS 5, including Latest Versions of All Applications

Norcross, GA (PRWEB) February 20, 2008

eApps Hosting announced the immediate availability of new virtual private server (VPS) hosting plans using the CentOS 5 operating system and offering up-to-date versions of all application services.

The eApps VPS Hosting plans now run on CentOS 5.1, the latest version of the popular enterprise-grade Linux operating system. CentOS 5.1 includes the Apache 2.2 web server, which offers many new features over the prior version. Furthermore, the new hosting plans have been built with a repository-based application delivery system which makes it easy for Java, PHP, and Ruby on Rails developers to take advantage of the latest versions of their programming environment, database servers and related applications. The eApps application repository contains up-to-date versions of Java, Tomcat, JBoss, PHP, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, PostgreSQL, WordPress, graphics libraries, mail services, Joomla!, Drupal, streaming media servers, and many other applications. All applications included in the eApps Application Repository may be installed with a single click, are kept up-to-date and are covered by a 24/7 phone and email support program.

For additional information contact eApps Hosting at +1-770-448-2100 USA or +44 (0)20 8133 6940 UK or sales@eapps.com or visit http://www.eapps.com. More information on the new plans and eApps Hosting Application Repository can be found at http://www.eapps.com/plans.

eApps Hosting is a high value provider of managed hosting and related services for businesses and organizations, serving more than 4,500 customers in over 130 countries. eApps Hosting offers a state of the art hosting platform, using Virtuozzo Virtual Private Server technology by Parallels, for commercial-grade web sites and applications along with highly personalized, responsive 24/7 service. CentOS 5.1 is a product of CentOS.org, the Community ENTerprise Operating System. Virtuozzo is a product of Parallels.

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A “moonLight Coming Soon page” is perfect if you like a clean and minimalistic design. The pack allows you to use 3 different type of pages, one clean and simple, with timer option and gallery.
Both pages have a set of social icons so your visitors can follow all your updates. The page is Search Engine Optimized using professional html markup, and you can connect to twitter to have your page always updated. In the footer there is a module show the last post done on twitter.

34SP.com Takes the Pain Out of Script Hosting

Manchester, United Kingdom (PRWEB) February 20, 2008

This week sees the official launch of 34SP.com’s automated script installers. These new installers take advantage of 34SP.com’s robust UK hosting plans, providing instant access to advanced applications.

Daniel Foster, 34SP.com’s technical director explained, “As web 2.0 marches on, so does the complexity of hosted applications. Blog hosting, gallery hosting and forum hosting are only a small handful of the specialised hosting needs for the modern website. The last couple of years have seen a massive growth in the sophistication of web sites. For example it seems that everyone has their own blog these days.”

He continued, “There are plenty of applications out there, and most of them aren’t fun to deal with. We aim to take as much pain out of the process as possible. We want our customers running their sites, not pulling their hair out in frustrating installation procedures.

“We offer installers for popular scripts such as WordPress, phpBB 2 and 3, Joomla and OScommerce. We try to offer a wide choice and support less known scripts such as ZenCart, MediaWiki, DadaMail and Coppermine. In all we currently support over 20 scripts and are adding to the list all the time.”

“We want to unleash the maximum potential for our customers with the least amount of effort. We are now offering these installers for free and find that they are most popular on our range of UK hosting options.”

34SP.com budget hosting starts from $ 3 per month and includes a free domain, free access to script installation and top notch support 365 days a year. For more information on 34SP.com visit http://www.34sp.com

A full list of supported script installers can also be found at http://scripts.34sp.com

About 34SP.com: Founded in the year 2000, 34SP.com was established with the aim of bridging the gap between sophisticated hosting solutions and affordable prices. 34SP.com has become synonymous with content management focused UK hosting, reliability, professionalism and value for money. The company is headquartered in central Manchester, England.

34SP.com is a registered trademark of 34SP.com, Manchester, England. All other product or company names are used for information or identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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