Archive for July, 2009
Curvine (and its CEO Jason Shindler) have been mentioned in several recent online articles.
- Choosing Your Web Host Wisely – In this article, Jason is quoted about 3 tips for how to choose a Web host.
- Pick the right type of Web hosting plan. Web hosting can cost anything from $3 to $30,000 a month, it all depends on the type of service involved. The way to tell what you need is simple — imagine the Web site stops working for 5 minutes. What will your reaction be? If the answer is “The world will come to an end!” then you need “dedicating hosting” which is a more expensive service where the Web hosting company dedicates an entire server just for you. This approach is reliable and comes with service level guarantees. On the other hand, if your reaction to the Web site being down for five minutes is “no big deal,” a shared Web hosting plan is just right for you. Some companies provide both types of service, some only provide one.
- Try calling Technical Support. Be sure the tech support team is good at what they do. Before you start paying for their service, try calling tech support with a question. How quickly do they answer? Do they seem friendly and easy to understand?
- Determine the company size. If the same person does support, billing and sales, that could be a problem. A Web hosting company run by one person probably doesn’t have enterprise level reliability, security and procedures. On the other hand, a company of a more significant size is less likely to be missing these important features.
- Using Google Analytics To Make Your Small Business Website Shine. In this article, Jason writes a guest column for Stacy Karacostas’s blog about Google Analytics.
Everyone knows that you need to know how many people are using your Web site. But most people don’t know what to do with the information they receive. Using Google Analytics, you can see who is visiting your website and take action based on the information. In this post, I’ll present four ways to improve the marketing of your small business using the information found in Google Analytics.
- While offtopic, this one is a bit funny: 43 Things Actually Said in Job Interviews. In this article, Jason relates a short story on an sucessful applicant for a job.
Tell us about a problem you had with a co-worker and how you resolved it
“The resolution was we were both fired.”