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  2. Has everyone else seen this pop up? I just noticed it a few minutes ago for the first time. In maps searches, you can now filter businesses by their ratings.
  3. In that case, Cloudways is indeed a good option. You are doing the right thing. DigitalOcean is not for all.
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  5. I wouldn't care about the prices so much, but I often have clients pay for and setup their own hosting accounts. They are free to leave my services at any time. I don't want them to feel trapped. Problem with that is I had 3 clients in the past year move to Siteground. They are about to start getting renewal notices and see their hosting bill go from about $85/yr to $250/yr. I'm looking at Cloudways as an option too. I like Digital Ocean, but would not recommend it for a client that isn't tech savvy because they offer basically no support. You are running your own server. But it is cheap. Cloudways gives a nice compromise between the low pricing of Digital Ocean but also providing some level of support.
  6. Hey Mike, check out ramnode if you are concerned about prices. And for quality managed VPS I will strongly suggest Liquidweb.
  7. I'm pretty pissed off at Siteground right now. Moved several sites to them in the past year. Renewals are coming up and they jacked up their prices. Went from around $85/yr for a pretty basic shared hosting account to about $250/yr now. At that kind of price, I might as well move to some sort of VPS package somewhere. Looks like I have some hosting migrations to look into...
  8. Sitegorund is really great. But its expensive. I am sure that A2 will recover and learn from its mistakes, so never say never.
  9. Well we do backup daily. And also we prefer an independent domain registrar such as namesilo. Have you automated it? I mean if say one goes down then the site will be up from another hosting service.
  10. Anyone get hit by the Cloudflare outage this week? I had one site get in a bit of a mess. When Cloudflare went down it reverted to the actual host. That would be fine except I did not have an SSL certificate installed there, so most browsers were throwing up warnings and chasing visitors away.
  11. To expand on my previous post about DR, Mike in his post indicated that if his main business went down he could have it back up and running with another provider within an hour. To achieve this you would probably have to do the following With DR it's critical to get the important, i.e. money making parts of your business back up asap. To do this you need to have the ability to change the DNS records for your site and have either: An up to date backup of your site you can access, that isn't held on your hosting site. In this case you can restore the backup onto another hosting provider Another instance of your site hosted else where, at the bare minimum you have the following: Hosted with another provider. In another city. ideally this should be in another state maybe on the other side of the country. You can then update your DNS record for the site to the new location and very quickly the site will be back up and running again In either of these cases it's absolutely critical that you don't use your hosting company as your domain registrar it's easy/convenient to have them in the same place, remember the domain registrar controls the DNS records for your site. However if the company is subjected to a DOS or ransomware attack, you are royally screwed. Your site is down and you can't change the DNS to send traffic else where.
  12. I still prefer Screaming Frog. To me it's a tool a lot like Scrapebox. When Scrapebox was popular, a lot of people were turned off by its interface. It was very basic and simple. That's how Screaming Frog appears too. Definitely designed by engineers. Tried Sitebulb. It's not bad. I did like the site structure visualization option, but like you said, once you get to bigger sites that feature quickly becomes pretty useless. Then Screaming Frog introduced the same feature, so I had no reason to even consider switching. I guess if you do a lot of site audits, Sitebulb might be of interest. They can export some decent looking reports, but unless they have changed it recently, you do not have much control over what gets into those reports. Some of the things that Sitebulb reports as an issues, I don't agree with, so that would get confusing to hand to a client.
  13. I know a lot of IM'ers use Mailchimp. They just recently changed their pricing and fee structures. Take note, this was written by someone who runs a competitor's product. Nevertheless, it does a good job outlining the changes. Also worth noting, these changes only impact free accounts and new paying subscribers. If you currently have a paid account with Mailchimp, this does not impact you, but I would not be surprised if this eventually rolls out to everyone. If you are on a free account and on the verge of hitting the point where you will have to pay, you are going to be put into the new pricing structure. A few notes: In this new plan, you will now be paying for everyone, including people who have unsubscribed from your lists. They took away the ability to send unlimited emails on paid accounts. Mailchimp, like the old days of limited data and text plans on smartphones, is introducing overage charges. If your subscriber number hits the next tier level, instead of just upgrading you to the next plan, you will be upgraded AND charged an overage fee. Users will need to stay on top of their list counts as they approach the next pricing tier. Lastly, they are gating a lot of their features in the different plan tiers. Previously, almost every feature was open to users at every tier, including free users. I had moved from Aweber to Constant Contact to Mailchimp. Might be time to look for a new service. I have always hated their clunky ass interface anyhow.
  14. Screaming Frog and Sitebulb both have a visual tool that will breakdown the structure of a site. In theory, it's a neat idea, but it gets a bit messy with bigger sites.
  15. Quickest internal link option would be something like https://www.seoreviewtools.com/internal-link-analyzer/ A much more in depth option for both pages/internal links would be scanning it through something like screaming frog or Xenu link sleuth. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.semrush.com/blog/how-to-break-down-your-competitors-internal-link-strategy/amp/ I would go with the 2nd option unless you’re just looking for a quick overview.
  16. Hi Ingie, hanks for the response, looking to identify all the pages and also internal oinks between them.
  17. You mean like what theme, plugins and stuff their using or which pages have the most internal links?
  18. Hi All, Can anyone recommend a tool to crawl a competitor's website and identify the structure of it? Not looking for backlinks etc just how the site is put together?
  19. First video launched yesterday. It was a bit awkward. Didn't exactly flow all that well. Was definitely put together more by engineers than marketing people. Funny enough for being titled as a series about myth busting, I don't remember them bringing up a single SEO myth.
  20. I heard the White House is going to add tariffs to foreign cab drivers...
  21. Personally, I love that people think keyword cannibalization is something they should be worried about. Let them run around de-optimizing pages I would otherwise have to compete with. Lol.
  22. Could be. The share price has been hammered, but it's hard to tell whether that's because of investors waking up to its prospects, or it's just being hammered along with the market in general.
  23. I can't believe I never knew this existed. It's so simple and yet works so well. Thank you for sharing this.
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