Now that we are aware of the features / services available with a web host, let us get our hands dirty and get down straight to business. Consider the position of a small business owner (Online Store owner), who is highly dependent on ecommerce to sell his products. For such a client, it is highly essential to maintain his site up to date while marketing his product simultaneously. The business requirements of the client can be narrowed down to the following
‘Web Hosting’ is a word that one would find splashed along the length and breadth of the ‘World Wide Web’. But what exactly is web hosting? Web hosting is a term that refers to allotment of a portion of the ‘www’ to a client enterprise / individual either through sale or a leased contract.
The client can use this space to market their business (small / medium / large sized) on the internet and also interact with their customers for unmarred business development in the right direction. The person renting out that space, along with a functioning server, is called a provider or a host typically. And the person using the service is called the client.
Paying real money to buy imaginary things may sound crazy, but Zynga-a company that sells such imaginary things made millions in 2010 and filed for an IPO last year.
Unlike other games, that make you pay upfront, social or mobile games like Farmville and Sims Social make money on a model that’s based on play-for-free, get hooked and pay to get ahead.
Picking up on the last post about “smart” online advertising, let’s touch base on privacy and if there is any left in the social, mobile, local world. Have you heard the phrase “data is the new oil?” All the “free” services that you use daily like free Google search, Facebook, Twitter are not exactly, well, free.
You are getting these services in exchange of your privacy-one that you give up day by day, bit by bit. The social media model itself is based on the premise that the data that you voluntarily give away to the social-based sites can be then sold to potential advertisers.
The trending new story on Twitter yesterday was “Facebook has 83 million fake accounts”-a reminder to advertisers who buy online advertising, that in the new complex digital world, it is very easy to be misled by numbers.
In the new social, local, mobile world, where we are online all the time, it is hard to get somebody’s attention. In this day and age, it is hard just to get people to pay attention to you when you are talking face to face. Is it a surprise then, that advertisers are increasingly pouring more and more resources into figuring out how to get a potential customers to ‘click’, ‘like’, or ‘pin’ their advertisement on the Web?
In such an environment, it is more important than ever, to be smart about your advertising dollars. And with all the hype about social media, it is important to understand the need to pick channels that best serve you.