Google’s products and how it can help your organisation or business

Google has a suite of products and services that will help streamline your organizations’ communications and collaborative projects.  If your business hasn’t taken advantage of the many benefits that Google’s products have to offer we’re going to give you eight reasons why you should consider them. Michael Web Developer, Graphic Designer, Pod Creative 1 - Gmail and why you need to set up an account. 1.1 - Useful add-ons for Gmail (Boomerang and Undo button) 2 - Google My Business and why you need to get listed. 3 - Google Maps and why you need to be on there 3.1 - Getting testimonials using Google Maps. 4 - Google Drive and why you need to start using it. 5 - Why you should use Google Calendar 6 - Google Search Console What is G Suite G Suite is Google’s brand of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products.  Suite comprises Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, and Google+ for communication; Drive for storage; Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Sites for collaboration; and, depending on the plan, an Admin panel and Vault for managing users and the services. These services are free to all users who have a Google account, what makes G Suite different is the addition of enterprise features.  You can use custom email addresses at a domain (@yourcompany.com), option for unlimited cloud storage (depending on plan and number of members), additional administrative tools, and advanced settings, as well as 24/7 phone and email support....

Hosting: What is the difference between shared, dedicated, VPS and managed hosting?

Originally published on aspengrovestudios.com by Lisa-Robyn Keown, Oct 11, 2017 This article from the folks at Aspen Grove Studios provides a decent outline of the hosting options available out there. As you start reading, keep in mind that we at Pod Creative provide dedicated, managed , Canadian based hosting at $30 per month. This includes: hosting on our dedicated server, daily backups, regular required updates, and 24/7 tech support. Web hosting packages come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The various hosting solutions are able to cater to just about any business or individual’s specific needs. Generally, bloggers and small businesses will find their needs perfectly met with a shared hosting package. As well as shared hosting, there are other forms of hosting, including dedicated hosting, VPS and more. Managed hosting adds another layer of service supply to a hosting package. What is the Difference Between Shared, VPS and Dedicated Hosting? Each of the various hosting options functions in essentially the same way: they store your website’s files and deliver them once they are requested (as a user enters your URL into a browser bar). The difference between each of the hosting solutions boils down to the capacity, speed, level of user control and depth of technical operation.   Shared Hosting: As implied, shared hosting sees the sharing of resources. With shared hosting, a number of websites will all occupy one single server. The actual quantifiable number of sites per server can vary, ranging from a few websites to hundreds or even thousands of websites. Here, all of the websites on the individual server will share the resources (including...

What Are Pingbacks?

What are Pingbacks? A Pingback is an automatic notification sent when a link has been created to a person’s blog post from an external website, allowing a reciprocal link to that website to be created. The best way to think about pingbacks is as remote comments: Person A posts something on his blog. Person B posts on her own blog, linking to Person A’s post. This automatically sends a pingback to Person A when both have pingback enabled blogs. Person A’s blog receives the pingback, then automatically goes to Person B’s post to confirm that the pingback did, in fact, originate there. How to Enable Pingbacks in Word Press? From the Dashboard select Settings > Discussion and make sure the top three boxes are checked.   Are Pingbacks Spam? Often, pingbacks and trackbacks are spam. If it looks at all questionable, don’t approve it. There is a lot of debate about whether approving pingbacks and trackbacks is good or bad for SEO, but approving a spammy one will always be bad. However, many pingbacks and trackbacks are legitimate. Always follow the URL (found in the Pending section under Comments in your Dashboard) if you don’t recognize the site. Then, depending on the post, you can decide whether you want other readers of the post to see the pingback or whether you’d rather trash...

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