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How to Choose a Website Hosting Company

How to Choose a Website Hosting Company?

Website Hosting (STLMedia.Agency): Looking to launch a brand-new website? Or have a website but are looking for a new hosting company?

By now you have found that this process can be quite challenging. There are so many hosting sites offering free hosting or inexpensive hosting. But is that the right route to go.

Let’s look at the factors that will help you decide what type of hosting you want.

What is your NEED for your website hosting? Is it a personal website? Blog website? Business website? Answering this first will help you decide what hosting you want. If you are just using it for yourself to share with family and friends, then by all means go with the FREE sites, majority of the time they are slow, but it will do what you need. But if you are looking to host a blog, business or store site, look to upgrade your hosting.

While you’re looking, think about your business growth. Are you growing quite consistently? Are you adding customers daily? Are you adding visitors to your website? Always look through the crystal ball to your future when deciding on a hosting company.

Also, make sure you understand web hosting. How many different types are out there in cyber land? Which one is going to fit you the best? Are you going to be on a shared server? This is the least expensive but beware of other sites bogging you down. And if you are running an E-Commerce site this is not recommended.

Then you have Virtual Servers, that are great for E-Commerce. And finally, dedicated servers. Make sure you read up on what each of these are, so when talking to the web hosting companies, you won’t be sold the wrong server, which means wrong pricing.

Other items you want to research on the hosting companies is their customer service, reviews on hosts, how much storage the host provides. As well as, additional services provided, bandwidth, connection speed and uptime claims. Finally, make sure they host has ALL the proper security tools.

When you host with St. Louis Media, LLC we provide more than server space. We provide: 24/7 Monitoring to assure maximum up-time, 24/7 service, WordPress migration, detailed traffic reports, index your site with Google, Bing and Yandex using our webmaster tools, provide you access to two SEO analytical programs to help you evaluate your websites performance and SEO, shared servers, WordPress site/Blog hosting, virtual private servers-(VPS), dedicated servers with self-admin or full service admin 24/7, 32 GB Ram/2 TB storage w/unlimited bandwidth and world-class data center.

Call us at 314-474-9852 to get started or visit http://stlmedia.agency/website-hosting/.

 

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Why Do a SEO Website Audit?

Why Do a SEO Website Audit?

Are you paying for your website? Paying someone to manage your website? How about wanting your website to generate leads? Or to build your Online Presence?

We could go on and on about why you have a website, but an SEO Audit on your website is a good thing. It’s an investment into your business with real visions of about your websites performance. An SEO audit will tell you what’s working on your current website, what’s falling short and how you can improve your site to rank higher and generate more leads.

There are a variety of ways to audit your website. You want to look for a company that will give you the full package. Here are some ideas of what to look for when doing an SEO Website Audit.

  • An audit accessing your websites general health. Traffic: how does it compare to compare against industry standards? Any red flags of lack or decline of clicks to website? Or time on the website? Hosting, Content, Design, Metas, Social Media and Page Speed. Also, your internal links and links to your site.
  • An audit of your competitors and seeing where you need to improve. Pick a minimum of three of your competitors, it will get you an overall realistic view. It will show if you are competitive, do you have a better site map or search system in place.
  • An audit of conversion optimization and a security audit.

Now that you know why you should do a SEO Website Audit, you must choose to do it yourself or have an outside source do it for you. If you have a website professionally on your staff by all means use them.

At STL Media Agency we offer a Free Website Audit.

Our FREE Website Audit/Scan will tell you what is right and wrong with your website. It might surprise you to know how much business you’re losing to competition because of poor website performance. A website that ranks high is not luck, it is a lot of work. At STL Media Agency we know the most advanced techniques/skills and can help you improve the performance of your website.

St. Louis Media, LLC

St. Louis Media, LLC recap of 2017

St. Louis Media, LLC – Web Design, SEO, Hosting, News Publishing

St. Louis, MO/December 19, 2016 (STLMedia.Agency) As the year is quickly sneaking upon us one likes to look back on ones accomplishment (s) to evaluate their contribution to their company, family, clients and even society.  While St. Louis Media, LLC was only founded in 2014 there have been many accomplishments.  But 2016 appears to have been a successful year.

One of the most important tasks that we provide to our clients is traffic.  Traffic to a business website does convert into dollars at some point in time.  A business can build a website, but if prospective customers do not know that you exist the chances of them running across your business in a Google organic search are very slim if non-existent.

Our top priorities are to design attractive websites that are “search engine friendly”.  Meaning, if somebody searches for a web designer in the St. Louis area through a Google search that your website will show up on the first or even second page of the results.  If you are found on page 10 your website is doing very little from a marketing perspective.

Nonetheless, our two primary focuses are to build attractive websites that are search engine friendly.  Part of what the major search engines take into consideration when deciding where to rank a business website is the quality of the design, keywords, and inbound links.

To further assist our customers we have created several websites that will help our customers be found either in a directory or even in Google News, Bing News, Apple News, News360.com or more.

Accomplishments in 2016 are:

  • In addition to being a Google Certified Partner in January we became a Bing Accredited Partner.
  • We became an IDX Partner, which offers MLS listings feed to websites.
  • We obtained our own web hosting server that is racked at GoDaddy.
  • Become a member of the St. Louis Realtors Association.
  • Become a Google News Publisher with STLRestaurant.News.
  • Become a Bing News Publisher with STL.News, STLRestaurant.News, and STLRealEstate.News.
  • Become a Apple News Publisher with STL.News, STLRestaurant.News and STLRealEstate.News.
  • Become a News360.com News Publisher with STL.News, STLRestaurant.News and STLRealEstate.News.
  • Become an AP (Associated Press) News Publisher and press release distributor – AP Partner.
  • We have began the process of establishing our own web hosting company.  Servers will be located in the Wildwood, MO area.  The high speed Internet and servers should be online early 2017.  Using a local host with a local IP address wit superior speed will also help our clients in search engine rankings.  Hosting is more critical to a websites SEO efforts than most people realize.
  • Become an Apple App developer.
  • Become a Yoast Certified SEO Partner.
  • In addition to these accomplishments there are several projects in process that will be discussed in more detail later.

Special note: STLRealEstate.News is not owned by St. Louis Media, LLC.  We provide the hosting, design, optimization and maintenance of the family of websites that are owned by K Amant, LLC.

Obtaining our own servers, getting new certifications and most importantly, having our own news sites have been our objective for one reason – to help promote our customers with state-of-the-art technology.

For more information please call Marty @ (314) 808-1870.

 

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Company Update October 2016 – St. Louis Media, LLC

St. Louis Media, LLC – Company Update October 2016

St. Louis Media, LLC / October 29, 2016 – Company Update October 2016 – St. Louis Media, LLC has had an interesting year thus far.  While we are approaching the end of this year we will frequently look back on not just this year, but to our beginning.

We began the operation in 2014 with the main focus being web design and SEO services.  However, as the Internet and the search engines continue to change their algorithms making content the leading ranking factor, it has forced St. Louis Media, LLC to focus more on quality content and distribution.

We have always offered press release distribution as a service to our customers, but in the last several months we have launched STLRestaurant.News, which is a Google News, Bing News, News360.com and currently pending Apple News publishers.

Our purposes were to illustrate our superior web design skills and to also show our customers that we understand the importance of quality content and how to effectively distribute that content.

Additionally, we launched STL.News, which is currently being indexed by News360.com and pending approval with Google, bing and Apple News.

Additional projects that we are working on it STLRealEstate.News.  It is a local real estate news site owned by a customer.  We provided the design, hosting and optimization for the site.  It is family of several websites targeting the local real estate profession that includes STL.Properties, STLRealEstate.Directory, STLRealEstate.Properties, and STLRealEstate.TV.

We are duplicating the STL Real Estate sites for our branch in Wichita, KS.  STL Real Estate sites are owned by K Amant, LLC, which is affiliated with Amant’s Floor Care and Kevin Amant, owner.

Recent work for customer would include TracyEllis.com and TracyEllis.Media.  Tracy Ellis is the founder of The Rick & Tracy Ellis Team, realtors for REMAX Edge in Chesterfield.  Tracy has her own radio talk show on 97.1 and magazine, Tracy Ellis Luxury Homes.

Additional work is being provided to Sandy Miller.  Our aggregated news site, STLMO.News is being licensed to Sandy to promote her Sandy’s Spot Light, which is part of the Rick & Tracy talk show on 97.1.

Our most recent news, which is very exciting is that we are working with AP to use them to distribute our press release as a news provider.  We hope to have that service available to our clients before the end of this year.  We will offer it at USPress.News.

We will continue to offer updates about our increasing product and services list.  While content is an important part of our business, please don’t forget that our primary focus is web design, SEO, hosting, email, Google AdWords, etc.  Visit our products/services page for more information.

Contributing Editor: Marty Smith, Managing Member