100% Guaranteed Way To Get UnStuck Online

By Mike Linville

Small business owners have an amazingly glorious web tool at their disposal for FREE! This little beauty we call WordPress is an easy to use, SEO power-packed, CMS tool used to produce good looking, professional websites. The best part, you don’t need a professional developer to use it. Small business owners can build their own websites, on their own time and schedule.

So then why are so many small business owners not getting on the broadband bandwagon?

After 14 years of web fun, we’ve discovered one of the biggest factors stopping small business owners from taking charge of their web presence is fear of the unknown. Primarily, what are you supposed to do when you get stuck on something?

With Black Dog Education you’re never roaming the online landscape alone. That’s why this week we wanted to share with you Mike’s 3 step formula for a 100% guaranteed fix to your web woes.

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5 Ways “Free” Hosting Can Cost You

By Mike Linville
Truth About Free Hosting

Building your own website requires a lot of decision making. Determining color and copy can be fun, but shopping around for a web host, not so much. You probably have run into some web hosts that offer free hosting , but what does “free” really mean?  Buying a domain for 5 years and getting free web hosting for a year is a nice promotional offer. On the other hand, if you are considering signing up for free web hosting with no other purchase, proceed with caution. Take into consideration these details that might show up in the fine print.

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Office Hours 103- What Makes A Good Domain Name?

By Mike Linville
Office Hours

Welcome again to Office Hours, where you can pick our brain on topics ranging from web development, SEO, social media, and more!

This week we received a fantastic question from Mark via Facebook:

“Now that URL shorteners are getting so common, does that change the advice on picking a domain name? And what makes a good domain name?”

This battle between URL shorteners such as bit.ly and goo.gl; and a quality domain name, can be confusing.  Don’t worry! In this installment of Office Hours Mike breaks it all down and gives some expert advice on choosing a domain.

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