Technology & Web Resources For Your Business

At We Rock Your Web®, we put the technical stuff in laymen's terms so you can build your small business with a new website, rank it in Google, market it on social networks, analyze your traffic, and increase sales. Don't be afraid to ask for help, and prepare to have your web rocked!

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Backing up Drupal to Rackspace Cloud Files

Servers in clouds

Ever wondered how to set up automated, scheduled backups of your Drupal 6 database and files to Rackspace Cloud Files for safe storage? The process requires a bit of upfront time setting up the modules and configuring the backups, but once set up the backups will run automatically…

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Top 10 Benefits of using An Online Backup Service

Thumbdrive and discs

You know the feeling. You just finished the last several pages of your report, and you nailed all of the information and sentences perfectly. Just as you are about to save the file to your hard disc and print…. ZAP! The power re-sets, and all of your work is absolutely gone. Or worse, the flower pot next to your computer has been leaking unbeknownst to you, and suddenly your entire hard drive with all of your programs, music, photos, and files on it is fried beyond repair…

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Mozy Promotional Code

Mozy promotional code

You can get 10% off annual and biennial Mozy subscriptions by using our promotional code. Mozy is an online backup service provider that securely backs up your data remotely, protecting you in the event of local data loss resulting from a hard drive crash, fire, or other catastrophe…

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Interview with Emeric Ernoult, AgoraPulse Co-Founder & CEO

Emeric Ernoult

Emeric Ernoult traded his career as an attorney in Washington, DC for the entrepreneurial life by creating AgoraPulse, one of the industry’s leading social media management tools. As the co-founder and CEO of a tech startup, Emeric has built a successful product that competes with some of the biggest players in the market, yet keeps a humble perspective and a lean team. Learn more about his journey, including how the idea for AgoraPulse came about, how he maintains a work/life balance, his advice based on what he’s learned along the way and more in our exclusive interview with Emeric…

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Does GoDaddy Live Up To Its Super Bowl Hype?

Go Daddy Review

Whether it’s a commercial with NASCAR front-woman Danica Patrick, or any other Superbowl-showcased ad on TV, GoDaddy.com has become the face of online domain registration. But since the site launched in 1997, GoDaddy.com has built itself into one of the Internet’s most prominent and multi-functional products but do they live up to the hype…

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How to Instagram like a Pro – Tips & Expert Advice

Instagram tips on a chalkboard

With any new social media tool, I try to be one of the early adopters and was on the Instagram bandwagon right when it was released in October 2010. As a person who loves taking photos and documenting life, I was instantly hooked. Apparently they were on to a good thing and the rest of the world is now hooked too. In its largest acquisition deal to date, Facebook made an offer to purchase the company (with its 13 employees) for approximately $1 billion in cash and stock in April 2012…

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Big Stock Photo Promo Code

Bigstock promo code

We’re able to extend free Big Stock Photo credits to our visitors for a limited time. Go to the Big Stock Photo website and use promo code SPC6 for 5 free credits when you sign up (if that doesn’t work, try DIGIX210 for 5 free credits). Additionally, you can find additional time sensitive promotions in our comments section below. Big Stock offers millions of stock photos and vector art to purchase – royalty free, starting at $1 per photo (pricing depends on how many credits you purchase)…

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Chapter 4: Website Marketing – How to Get Traffic to Your Website

Get Noticed

So, you’ve had an amazing idea for a new business, formed your company and built and optimized your website. Well, if you build it then they will come, right!? Not necessarily. It takes time, patience and a lot of spreading the word to the world. There are a number of relatively easy and cost-effective ways to get the word out about your site to help your traffic numbers grow…

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Chapter 3: Website Optimization – Security, Backup, and Experience

Website Optimization Security, Backup, and User Experience

Now that you’ve got your website up and running using the steps outlined in Chapter 2 of our How to Create a Website series, you’ll want to make sure it stays online, loads quickly, looks the same regardless of browser or device, and doesn’t get hacked. In this chapter we’ll look at security considerations, backup services, website speed, user experience, responsive design (mobile), browser compatibility testing, and more. This may sound like a lot of big words, but these are crucial elements to making your visitors happy and we will break it down into easy to understand bites…

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gTLD Applications: Learning from Recent Top-Level Domain Applications

Man holding envelope

A generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) is the part of the web address that follows the dot that is located to the right of the specific address. For instance, .com, .org, .net and .gov are all used to designate specific domains so that when you do a search for information, you get it from the source you need. Indiana.gov will take you to a government website about Indiana, where as Indiana.org might take you to a charity site for Indiana or some other user generated site that is not a government site. This helps users to get their information from the right source on a particular topic…

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Chapter 1: Naming and Branding Your Own Website

Naming and Branding Your Own Website

Starting your own website from scratch may seem like a daunting task at first, but we’re going to break it down with a step-by-step approach that will make it much more approachable for you. If you follow our guide and make the necessary preparations, you’ll save yourself a lot of pain down the road. We’re going to cover naming your business, securing a domain name, some legal aspects such as incorporating and financial structuring, and branding element such as logo design. Once you’ve completed this chapter, you’ll be ready to set up hosting, choose your website platform, and work on your design/layout. But, first things first…

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