Bluehost Server Outage December 10th 2016

Server Down for Millions of Users

Bluehost server down - outage Dec 2016For quite a while now, I’m personally not anymore convinced with Bluehost web hosting. Too much has gone wrong and live support takes ages on waiting time. But today they topped it all! At 4am this morning, our client’s websites went down. No email notification, no explanation from Bluehost. Trying to log in to the hosting account reveals many different error messages, but doesn’t give access to files and databases. At the time of writing, 6:30pm, we still can’t access any website or Bluehost account.

Non EIG Web Hosting

Too Much is Too Much – Time for a Change!

Bluehost Down - Server OutageThis is just too much! We will move our own and our client websites far away from Bluehost and any other EIG web hosting account.

Many of our clients are in the middle of their booking season, with high season only two weeks away. The amount of financial losses for these companies is not acceptable! Therefore we say good bye to a web hosting server that ones was among the most reliable ones and also the cheapest ones.

Bluehost Server Outage - December 2016

Today we see SiteGround to be the server of our choice, especially if you’re hosting WordPress sites. They offer specialized WordPress hosting with class A backup and caching systems. Their Live support response time is under a minute and most tickets get answered within the hour. And what matters most, their support is excellent! Have a look at their hosting offers for WP clients. https://www.siteground.com/go/wpclients/

Error Establishing Database Connection

Problem: Moving a WordPress Site

Error Establishing Database ConnectionWhen you have to change the name servers to move a WordPress site to another host, many thing can go wrong, but since it’s WordPress there is always a way to fix it. One of the crucial things when moving a site to another domain name, e.g. from a subdomain to a primary domain, is the permalink structure of the website. Once you built your new site on a subdomain and everything looks fine and you’re ready to move the domain to the new site you may be faced with this error message when trying to log in to your WordPress admin as soon as you changed the url on the WordPress settings page. This is because WordPress caches the rewrite rules until something changes in the site that would effect the permalink structure to be rebuilt. The cached rewrite rules will prevent you from logging in to WP admin wit a different domain as it has been built in and you won’t be able to update the permalink structure in Settings -> Permalinks.

Solution: Update the Permalink Structure in PhPMyAdmin

To solve the problem you’ll have to access the WordPress database via PhpMyAdmin over your web hosting account. Once you’re logged in and see your database tables, click to open the wp-options table in the left column and do a search for theoption  key “rewrite_rules”.  Now click on edit and delete the whole gibberish content you will find in there. This is the entry of your permalink structure. No worries, nothing bad will happen to your new website when you delete the content! Once the field is empty and the option is saved, try to open your wp-admin section again. This might require you to empty your browser cache and relod the page with ctrl+F5, but will result in a new permalink structure being built automatically by WordPress, thus you successfully updated the permalink structure without access to your WordPress back-end.

 

Why Responsive WordPress Themes are Important

What is a Responsive WordPress Theme?

We are (finally) making our website responsive! Since we are too busy working for our clients, we hardly have any time to look after our own website. But now it’s time! One Internet Marketing is temporarily under construction, that’s why it doesn’t look all that fancy right now, but check back in a few days and be surprised! Many people are asking me; “why does my website look ‘crappy’ on my mobile device?”. So let me explain a few things about responsiveness and what it means.

Buy Responsive WordPress Themes on Theme ForestIs your website responsive? Good question; first of all what is a responsive website? What does ‘responsive‘ mean? And what is a responsive WordPress theme? Is the whole responsive thing just a hype to make more money? Quite the opposite is true! Good responsive WordPress themes make your site look good in all different sizes and devices. Users of mobile phones with small screens might not be able to see your site the way you want them to see it, and worst, too small buttons and ‘hard to click’ links will bring frustration to your website visitors, rather than making you any sales! Not enough, your bounce rate will increase (visitors leave your page without clicking any links to open a second or third page on your site), and your website ranking for your best keywords will drop further and further over time.

Keep Your Website User Friendly And Up to Date!

This is NOT what you want to happen! WordPress has become an outstanding tool to get your business in front of an audience. WordPress is also the perfect choice for internet marketing and SEO, but if your theme is outdated, which it probably is if it is older than two years, in other words your website has been built more than 2 years ago and never changed the theme, then you have a problem! A user friendly website, with today’s standards and requirements for social marketing, needs to be responsive. There are basically two ways to achieve this; either you create a mobile application for your site, which can be expensive and time consuming, or you change your WordPress theme to a responsive theme.

Free WordPress Themes

As you maybe aware, almost all free WordPress themes have a ton of disadvantages! This hasn’t changed when responsive themes started to get on the market. Free themes are either spiked with unremovable footer links to affiliate websites, encrypted base64 code that can contain any kind of malware or unwanted links. Free themes can cost you in the end more than buying a well developed responsive WordPress theme from any of the bigger theme websites like themeforest.net or Elegant Themes, come with great theme support, directly from the developers, thus with the guarantee that the theme works as promised! Responsive themes are fully customizable and work on all devices.

Why Should You Care?

Hey, not only are you going to make the internet a better place with a user friendly website, but you’re also almost certainly going to make more money with your site! Your visitors will stay longer on your site, they will look at more than the one page they landed on, your ranking will therefor increase and you will make more sales and your RoI will suddenly look much better! Look at your website’s performance at Google Page Speed and see the user experience on mobile devices.

Why Use WordPress

Why Use WordPress? – To make the Internet a Better Place!

Why Use WordPressEvery business needs to develop a well designed and professional looking website these days; that’s a fact! Today the internet is more competitive than it ever was and tomorrow it will be even more competitive! Therefore you will need an easily updatable, user friendly, and high ranked website, to be able to succeed with your business and stay ahead of your competitors!

Websites that have been built in pure html or in older and meanwhile unsupported content management systems are loosing continuously on ranking. The previously top ranked websites are loosing ground and old and well situated businesses are starting to struggle because their online income has been reduced drastically. What happened are the latest Google algorithm updates which disqualified ‘over optimized’ websites. If this has happened to you, or if your website is still in old html and has been manually set up, it’s time to budgetize a new website! Do it BEFORE your site drops! Once your site has dropped out of the top 30, your webmaster will have his share on problems to get it back up to the top.

Wordpress Premium Theme TemplatesNow the differences with WordPress compared to a conventional html website or any other modern CMS like Drupal or Joomla, are impressive, to say the least! Websites will be much more efficient, easy to use and to update and you can do a lot more with it. Websites can be changed and get a new layout fast and at any time. WordPress is the CMS we use here at ONE Internet Marketing and I can personally recommend WordPress to anybody who wants to succeed online!

Some of the most important reasons why to use WordPress for your business website.

  • Popularity – WordPress is the most used content management system (CMS) in the world today. Millions of users are using WordPress for their business and private websites. Therefore WordPress has grown a huge community of developers for the core files and an even greater community of people who develop thousands of plugins that can add additional functionality to WordPress. There is not much that I cannot do with WordPress today!
  • WordPress is SEO Friendly – Besides good content, search engine optimization (SEO), is the most important part of your online success. Much of your website’s traffic will come from the major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. Getting listed on the first page of these search engines is a challenge and the daily growing competition doesn’t make it easier. Thus, having a search engine friendly business website can help you to reach your goal. There are many WordPress plugins, that have been developed to help efficiently with SEO on your site.
  • Social Media Marketing – An other reason why to use WordPress is social marketing. Websites that have been built in WordPress, have excellent social marketing capabilities, to help build your business on a local level by connecting it to Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites. There are various plugins available for free that will help you to connect all your social site pages to your main website and you can then automatically publish to these social networking sites when you post on your site. This will enable you to ‘share’ more of your content on your social networks, make it ‘viral’ and get more people to come to your website and see what your business has to offer.
  • WordPress is easy to use – You do not need a PhD nor do you need to know much HTML or PHP coding to create your own WordPress website. Everything is coded for you and it is basically a matter of putting everything into place. Instead of building your website from scratch, all you need to do is adding your content, such as videos, images and well written and optimized texts. WordPress makes it easy for you to do everything right that Google requires for a site to be ranked high.

  • Adding New Content – Adding fresh content to your website regularly is very important to maintain a good search engine position for your desired keywords. Using WordPress makes it much easier to manage and update your website content. It will take you just minutes to create new pages or posts with a simple text editor in your website’s admin section.
  • WordPress Support – Things break! That’s a fact. Even though WordPress is the most sophisticated CMS of modern times, sometimes something can go wrong. But no worries, anytime you have problems with your website there is an extensive support system for WordPress available. Simply write your problem into Google search and you will find an answer or a solution that works!
  • Professionally Designed WordPress Theme Templates – You can find hundreds of professionally designed website themes for WordPress for free on the internet. These themes come in a variety of designs, layouts and color and styles. Although the free theme templates can be customized, they may deny you access to certain parts of the theme layout, where they have coded their own links into the theme. To avoid this we strongly recommend to use WordPress Premium Themes for your business website. The cost of a well designed WordPress theme varies between 5 and 100 $. You can usually get what you need for around 50$. With a premium theme you don’t have to leave unwanted links on your website!
  • Functionality – WordPress functionality, that is great by itself already, can be increased through so called ‘Plugins’ are little modules that provide different features for your website. There are already thousands of free plugins available from which you can choose. You can add guestbooks or shopping carts, add the local weather or a tidal calendar, you can add a booking software for your hotel or dive center or anything else you can think of. Plugins can easily be installed from within the WordPress admin section.
  • Easy to make Changes and Update – You can easily freshen up your website with a new layout or design. You can simply choose, upload and activate a new WordPress theme and it will override the previous theme without changing the content of your website. You will have to do some adjustments in design and in the way you have put things to make it look right in the new theme, but nothing you need a PhD for again! Updating WordPress is easy today and mostly a matter of a few clicks. Beware though, there are some plugins that need special attention, you should read the manuals!
  • Blogging Capability – Since the WordPress CMS was originally developed as a blogging software. it can not only manage your whole business site, it also gives you the ability of blogging. Blogging is a kind of writing a monthly, weekly or even daily journal about what is happening in your business. Blogging gives your website new content and has become invaluable for many businesses. ready.

WordPress has more advantages like Web 2 capabilities, RSS feeds, pingbacks, automating publication pinging and much more, but these ten points should be enough to convince anybody who wants to start a business website to at least try WordPress. We recommend that when you are engaging a webmaster for your internet marketing efforts, ask him to build your website in WordPress! It is safe, it is easy to install and it can do all you will ever need!

The Super SEO Plugin

The BEST WordPress Plugin for SEO

SEOPressor Review

Best WordPress SEO Plugin 2011

Best WordPress Plugin 2011

OK, I say this right away: “This is a real MUST HAVE PLUGIN for everybody who works with WordPress!” and you can quote me on that any time. If you don’t know what SEO is, it doesn’t matter much. In fact, you won’t ever have to ask the question “What is SEO” at all anymore! But then there is the fact that content is king; so let me tell you a bit of what this plugin does to become The Best Ever SEO Plugin for WordPress:

It Analyses your WordPress Posts and Pages for the Best SEO

I may sound a bit overenthusiastic on this matter,but honestly, this plugin is all I ever wished for since I started working with WordPress 1.2! SEO Pressor analyses your blog on a factor known as the “SEO Score” to calculate the score of each of your blog posts. SEOPressor will take certain parameters into account and decide whether the article you’re working on will rank well on search engines or not. The score table is a very unique aspect of SEO Pressor and the best thing about it is that its results correspond exactly with what  Google is expecting from your article. You can see the results of your SEO score before you hit the publish button allowing you to make changes on the fly! Another great thing with this plugin is, there’s nothing you need to learn; it is just the simple download and install procedure and off you go. Despite the fact that this WordPress plugin is very complex; you really don’t need to be a genius or have any technical knowledge to use SEOPressor.

SEOPressor Review Before and After SEO

SEOPressor Review Before and After SEO

SEO Pessor makes Fundamental SEO Suggestions to Every WordPress Post

SEO Pressor is a plugin that analyses your WordPress blog to the smallest detail and tells you all the important SEO factors about it. SEO Pressor doesn’t miss out on the smallest details. Paying attention to all these small details will improve the search engine rankings of your wordpress blog to an amazing degree! SEOPressor will tell you, for example,

  • What kind of format you need to use for your titles H1, H2 or H3
  • If your keyword is placed in the right position or not,
  • What a better position of your keywords would be
  • How the graphics on your website are influencing the rankings of your blog
  • It analyzes Images and Links r
  • It analyses all font decorations
  • Automatically Bold, Italic, and Underline your best Keywords
  • It optimizes alt tags of your images and adds your Keyword automatically
  • It is a unique SEO content scorer

But SEOPressor doesn’t just tell you about your mistakes, it will also offer you the solutions to each problem. It will show on a percent meter how good your article is optimized, each time you click the “Save Draft” or the “Update” button. Yes that’s right; This WordPress plugin allows you to optimize each and every post on your WordPress blog within minutes now. You will probably find many articles in your blog that score for 20 – 30%  and you will be able to get a 100% score for your desired keywords within minutes! Imagine; on all of your articles! This WordPress plugin  allows you to sit back and relax while it continuously keeps on monitoring your WordPress blog. SEO Pressor will tell you every little detail of what you need to do  to get the top rankings for your blog.

The Secret Algorithms of SEOPressor

Everybody I have talked to about this WordPress plugin has asked me the same question: “How is it possible that the results of this plugin match so perfectly with the results of Google Analytics?” The secret behind SEOPressor is that it uses a top secret algorithm that works exactly the same way,the Google search engine bots work to rank your blog. Using this secret algorithm, SEOPressor can understand what it actually takes for a website to shoot right up to the top of the Google search results. This secret algorithm is the one thing that made SEOPressor the best of any other WordPress SEO plugins.

SEOPressor Review Summary

As a last part of this WordPress plugin review, and after trying many SEO Plugins for WordPress, I would like to say that SeoPressor is by far the best, for not to say the only WordPress plugin of it’s kind. This plugin will, once running on your WordPress blog, take so much time intense “thinking work” from you, it’s unbelievable! You just select your main key phrase and then you go on and write the article. You save the article and watch how the status of your post changes. You can tweak your post until you reach the desired result and then publish your article. After bookmarking it to a few social bookmarking sites like reddit or digg and some networking sites like Facebook, your new article will show in the Google search results within minutes! A hint; don’t copy other peoples articles, write your own articles and optimize them, your chances of success are far better this way! SEOPressor is the best invested money for years! Buy it Now!

Why adding a Blog to a Website?


Hotel Reservation Software Blog

Imagine you have paid for a website or you have made the effort to set it up yourself a few years ago and you find yourself today in the same situation like millions of other website owners, your business website not timely anymore! Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 have arrived RSS feds take care for a better distribution of your published content. Everything you publish today in a modern content management system (CMS) will get picked up by ping services and RSS software like Google’s Fedburner.

So now what? Your old website is in HTML and has no idea about all these new gadgets and features that seem to convert so well today? The question is how can we solve this problem without destroying the old website, which meanwhile has world class search engine positions and carries hundreds of potential client to your online business? The solution is easy! Once again WordPress, the world’s best self hosted blogging software can help solving your problem. Simply build a blog “behind” the actual website. The URL of the blog in question is then www.hotel-reservationsoftware.com/blog while the website that is already indexed remains as is and can further on sell Hotel Reservation Software like nothing happened.

Nevertheless, your new WordPress blog allows you now to publish news articles which will get picked up quickly by search engines. The real impact on having a modern blogging software working on your business website, when you start bookmarking these news articles to various social bookmarking websites and social networking websites. For some products or services even it makes even sense to use Twitter and start tweeting out the news about the product or service. Although Twitter makes only sense if you have many followers who are interested in the line of business you are in. Learn here how to get more Twitter followers. It is good habit to bookmark anything you publish to at least 5 different bookmarking services like Google Bookmarks, Digg, Delicious, Stumbleupon and Technocrati. Facebook and MySpace are also very useful places to tell people about your latest publication. As more people you can get interested in reading your article as more traffic you will get. And traffic as always, is good for page rank and search engine positions.

If you have a question about how to setup a blog on your old website, let us know in the comment field below.