Stop 3 Common URL-related Issues with EarthLink Web Hosting

urlHaving a website to promote your business is necessary nowadays, but there are small annoyances that come along with having a web presence that you’d rather not deal with. EarthLink Web Hosting is here to help you eliminate three of the most common:

Unwanted Communication
Whenever a domain name is registered, the personal information (name, address, email address) of the buyer is displayed publicly. Anyone wanting to look up a URL can see this information. But EarthLink offers private registration that hides your personal information,, which helps protect you from unwanted communications and spam!

Domain Guard
If you own a domain, chances are you’re going to spend money making sure people remember the web address in the hopes they’ll visit.  Sadly, often other businesses can register similar domain names (either to try and swipe potential business, or because they’re not aware of your site existing), and this can be confusing to your current and prospective customers.  But EarthLink Web Hosting offers “Domain Guard,” which alerts you when a domain name similar to yours is registered so you can respond to protect your trademarks, copyrights, and branding efforts!

Domain Monitor
Did you have to register a “.biz” instead of a “.com” or settle in some other way because the domain you wanted was already purchased, but not being used?  EarthLink’s Domain Monitor tells you when an existing domain name becomes available so you can get the URL you really want!

SSL Certificate – Give Your Customers Peace of Mind

SSL certificates give online shoppers peace of mind…and since online shopping is an important part of modern commerce, and your business should make sure to take full advantage.

https ssl certificateOnline shoppers love convenience but hate risk. No one wants to be unsure about placing a purchase because they might be giving their financial information to an insecure site.  Don’t let that happen to your business: give your customer a guarantee.

This guarantee is a digital certificate.  Also known as an “SSL Certificate,”it encrypts your site’s online shopping cart, making it incredibly tough for a third party to snatch the credit card/mailing info your customers provide you.

And how will your customers know you’ve encrypted your website?  Firstly, you can display a graphic (showing a seal of the certificate, or a lock, etc) on your site, but…more importantly…if your cart is properly encrypted, the “http://” in your store’s web address will display as “https://” (the “s” literally stands for “secure”, and there is no way to get it without encryption).

With a secure website, your customers can buy without worry.  So include an SSL Certificate as a part of your ecommerce web hosting plan!

Website Templates Can be Professional-Looking and Easy to Use!

Website templates can look cheap and they can be hard to use…but they don’t have to be, so EarthLink wants you to know about the amazing template options in their web hosting packages (which includes an easy-to-use website builder).

The Website Builder includes professional-grade templates, and you don’t need to do any coding whatsoever! Just choose the webpage template you know will work best for your business. fill in the text, add images (upload them straight from your computer), answer a few basic questions, and click on “publish.”

Check out some of the pre-made templates we have:

Website Templates Available with EarthLink Web Hosting

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Animals & Pets
  • Antiques & Collectibles
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Astrology
  • Auto
  • Books
  • Business
  • Café / Restaurant
  • Children
  • Chiropractic
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Clothes
  • Communications
  • Computers
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Employment Agency
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Farming
  • Fashion
  • Flowers & Gardening
  • Food & Drinks
  • Funerals
  • Furniture
  • Games
  • General
  • General Contractors
  • Gifts
  • Health & Beauty
  • Health Care
  • Heating & Air
  • Holidays
  • Hosting
  • Hotels
  • Industry
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • Jewelry
  • Landscaping & Lawn Care
  • Law
  • Locksmith
  • Media
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Nature
  • Office Supplies
  • Optical
  • Organizations
  • Painters
  • Pawn Brokers & Auctioneers
  • Personal Pages
  • Pest Control
  • Pharmacy
  • Photo & Video
  • Plumbing
  • Politics & Government
  • Printers
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate
  • Religion
  • Roofers
  • Science
  • Security
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Tourism & Travel
  • Transportation
  • Wedding

Don’t see a template category name that’s a perfect fit? Many of the website templates listed above can be easily adapted to fit other businesses simply by altering the text and images you use!

Search Engine Marketing – Get an eBusiness Card

Search Engine Marketing can seem like a daunting task, especially when the traditional method of self-advertizing is so much easier: you just pass out a business card!  But while business cards are helpful in face-to-face environments, they have NO connection to the source most people use to search for businesses: Google. What if you could digitally “pass out your business card” to people searching for your name on Google?  With EarthLink, you CAN!

EarthLink’s eBiz Card makes it easy to be found in Google search results. Your “card” will let you establish a search engine presence based around your name while generating relevant business inquiries. It’s a great way to get started with Search Engine Marketing, and can help you generate more call and website traffic and make it easy for prospects to find, contact and buy from you!

How does it work?

When someone visits google to search for your name, your “eBusiness card” will appear as a sponsored link in the Google search results (see graphic, above!).  They will see you at the top of the results, along with the message you include “on your card” (which is actually a powerful Google ad).  Your Google ad can include a brief description of your services as well as a link to your business website (need help getting a website?  Click here). You can also include your phone number to make it easy for prospects to call you.

Why would you not want to have a sponsored ad promoting yourself on Google?  Get your eBusines card today!  (You can also call us to find out more: 1-800-201-8615)