Our Web Hosting Expertise Goes Waaaaay Back

In 1995, Bill Clinton was early in his first term as President and the major world conflict was the war in Bosnia. Forrest Gump photo and quote - link to Facebook page for Forrest Gump

In 1995, the Academy Award for Best Picture went to Forrest Gump and the Best New Artist Grammy award went to Sheryl Crow.

NYPD Blue won the 1995 Emmy for TV dramas, and Frasier beat out Friends, The Larry Sanders Show, Mad About You, and Seinfeld for the comedy series Emmy.

In sports, 1995 had the San Francisco 49ers beating the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX, the Atlanta Braves beating the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, and the Houston Rockets beating the Shaquille O’Neal-led Orlando Magic in the NBA Finals.

On the Internet in 1995, Alta Vista was the #1 search engine and Netscape Navigator was the #1 web browser.

In 1995, there was no Google.

There was also no PayPal or GoDaddy or NetFlix or Wikipedia or Monster.com or MySpace or Skype or iTunes or YouTube.

In 1995, there was no file sharing, no blogging, no podcasting, and no social networking as we know it today. Facebook wouldn’t exist for another 9 years; Twitter was still 11 years off.

One Internet service that was around way back in 1995 that’s still going strong today? EarthLink Web Hosting.

EarthLink has been in the Web Hosting business just about as long as there has been a web hosting business.

Countless other web hosting companies have come and gone since 1995. EarthLink Web Hosting has stood the test of time.

We’ve provided 17 years and counting of outstanding web hosting service and support. We’ve stood by our customers and our customers have stood by us.

So, if you’re looking for the best web hosting company, as well as a provider you can rely on – not just for a cheap hosting offer today, but a long-term online partner that you can trust to help grow your business over time – history suggests you should take a good look at one of the original web hosting experts that’s still a leader in the industry: EarthLink Web Hosting.

After all, web hosting is not like a box of chocolates. You should know what you’re going to get. And you should know it’s going to last.

Internet Businesses – Customer Satisfaction Scores

Internet companies - portals & search engines - customer satisfaction scores - theacsi.org

A couple of days ago, the American Customer Satisfaction Index released its latest customer satisfaction scores for Internet businesses. (The Internet companies, for some reason, did not include Internet service providers, so EarthLink isn’t represented.)

In the Internet News & Information category, FOXNews.com received the higest score (84) and the HuffintonPost.com received the lowest score (69). Most of the other news sites were bunched up with scores in the mid-70s.

For Internet Portals & Search Engines, most people wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Google was the top-rated company with a score of 82.

What may surprise some is how close the ratings were in this category. Microsoft’s relatively new search engine Bing was just one point back with an 81, followed by Ask.com at 80.

The Internet Social Media category may be the most surprising because it had the widest range of scores and some very big names with very low scores.

Collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia and the relatively new Google + social network came out on top with scores of 78 each. Social network giant Facebook was at the back of the pack with a score of just 61. LinkedIn didn’t fare much better with a score of 63.

Consumers are obviously looking for more from this category.

If you’re interested in how other industries were rated, click here.

What do you think of these results? Any surprises for you? Let us know the online companies you are most satisfied with: leave a comment below.