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« on: October 26, 2013, 07:24 »
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All these threads on Syms growth and early success makes me want to try and do it myself - the only thing holding me back is my own lack of knowledge and confidence, you see, I am totally intimidated by anything to do with computer programming, seo (yikes), and all that kind of stuff.

However, I am motivated to at least give it a try.

Question:  Does anyone use HostGator for there website? Is this good service or is there a better one?

Any direction is extremely appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2013, 08:25 »
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All these threads on Syms growth and early success makes me want to try and do it myself - the only thing holding me back is my own lack of knowledge and confidence, you see, I am totally intimidated by anything to do with computer programming, seo (yikes), and all that kind of stuff.

However, I am motivated to at least give it a try.

Question:  Does anyone use HostGator for there website? Is this good service or is there a better one?

Any direction is extremely appreciated.
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Same here.

« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2013, 08:48 »
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BTW, is there an easy way to promote not-for-sale images, like my portfolio on Stocksy, yet?

« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2013, 09:08 »
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BTW, is there an easy way to promote not-for-sale images, like my portfolio on Stocksy, yet?


http://ajotte.com/stock-plugin/

« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2013, 09:12 »
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All these threads on Syms growth and early success makes me want to try and do it myself - the only thing holding me back is my own lack of knowledge and confidence, you see, I am totally intimidated by anything to do with computer programming, seo (yikes), and all that kind of stuff.

However, I am motivated to at least give it a try.

Question:  Does anyone use HostGator for there website? Is this good service or is there a better one?

Any direction is extremely appreciated.
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You should head over to http://www.symbiostock.org you will find more info and help there.

« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2013, 09:22 »
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BTW, is there an easy way to promote not-for-sale images, like my portfolio on Stocksy, yet?

if you mean to just link to images elsewhere without selling them direct on your symbiosite? it is possible out of the box without any plugins..

« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2013, 09:22 »
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btw, I use godaddy for hosting and I believe it's a very good option..

« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2013, 09:23 »
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BTW, is there an easy way to promote not-for-sale images, like my portfolio on Stocksy, yet?

if you mean to just link to images elsewhere without selling them direct on your symbiosite? it is possible out of the box without any plugins..

Ok, but I want an eeeeeasy way. :)

« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2013, 09:23 »
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BTW, is there an easy way to promote not-for-sale images, like my portfolio on Stocksy, yet?


http://ajotte.com/stock-plugin/


Oh, yeahhhh.

« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2013, 09:29 »
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BTW, is there an easy way to promote not-for-sale images, like my portfolio on Stocksy, yet?

if you mean to just link to images elsewhere without selling them direct on your symbiosite? it is possible out of the box without any plugins..

Ok, but I want an eeeeeasy way. :)

I believe it's easy because you don't have to place the link in the description.. instead there are referral link sections..

in global settings you can enter a "referral label" for all images like "Download this at Stocksy"

After that, you go into every image and just paste the link.. even if it's done manually, pasting the link into the referral box alone, will not take forever..

Shelma1

« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2013, 11:33 »
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All these threads on Syms growth and early success makes me want to try and do it myself - the only thing holding me back is my own lack of knowledge and confidence, you see, I am totally intimidated by anything to do with computer programming, seo (yikes), and all that kind of stuff.

However, I am motivated to at least give it a try.

Question:  Does anyone use HostGator for there website? Is this good service or is there a better one?

Any direction is extremely appreciated.
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Step-by-step instructions at http://www.symbioguides.com/getting-started/

« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2013, 13:13 »
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2...2...2 threads in 1

thx for the getting started links - definitely will start there, and for your godaddy reccomendation for a host - I will check them out

« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2013, 14:03 »
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i had a domain and hosting with GoDaddy for a few of pages I put up about a property I was selling a couple of years ago.

I did not enjoy the GoDaddy experience - although it did work okay. Navigating their site when I needed to do any sort of administration was confusing. I found the menu system and administration tools to be very irritating - with lots of distracting logos and they seemed to be continually trying to up-sell me on other services.

« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2013, 14:11 »
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and for those who aren't interested in doing the install yourself, there are installation services available:
http://www.symbiostock.org/topic/25/are-you-a-new-symbiostock-member-need-help-launching/

stockphoto-images.com

« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2013, 15:11 »
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... Question:  Does anyone use HostGator for there website? Is this good service or is there a better one?

Any direction is extremely appreciated.
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I am using Hostgator. You can check my Symbiostock site here at www.stockphoto-images.com.

I had no issues whatsoever setting up Wordpress and Symbiostock.

Any challenges I ran into were related to my lack of knowledge or laziness of reading any suggested tutorials  :o

I have no plans in switching to another host. The few times I had to reach out to Hostgator's tech support I was treated with respect and the issues have always been resolved in a very timely manner.

I do recommend Hostgator.

« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2013, 15:17 »
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thx for the getting started links - definitely will start there, and for your godaddy reccomendation for a host - I will check them out

Godaddy offers linux and windows hosting, linux option is better for symbiostock (windows doesn't have imagemagick installed).

« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2013, 22:36 »
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Linux is the better hosting option, period.

IMHO  ;)

Uncle Pete

« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2013, 05:50 »
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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2013, 18:50 »
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well I have my domain name picked out - and I will be getting a host most likely with bluehost , the one that has been recommended,  their package seems reasonable, and it seems that it would be the most straight-forward with the setup process, from what I have read.
I only have less than 1000 pics, so I will probably do a very basic package.
One question for those with bluehost - has anyone got the boost seo package they offer? I think it was for about $20/year.
Worth it, or not? I do not spend time on social networks, blogging , etc.

« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2013, 21:09 »
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a definite no for the bluehost SEO -- use yoast (free) and leo's symbio sitemap  plugin($15) -- sym sites have had great success in getting images indexed by google - eg, I was getting about 10% thru my smugmug site, but get 70%+ with sym..  sym has been designed with SEO in mind

there are additional threads about SEO & marketing at symbiostock.org

« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2013, 23:28 »
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a definite no for the bluehost SEO -- use yoast (free) and leo's symbio sitemap  plugin($15) -- sym sites have had great success in getting images indexed by google - eg, I was getting about 10% thru my smugmug site, but get 70%+ with sym..  sym has been designed with SEO in mind

there are additional threads about SEO & marketing at symbiostock.org

+1 - Spend $15 on the plugin (money well spent) and forget about bluehost SEO. SYS theme + sitemap plugin + Yoast plugin are hard to beat  8)

« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2013, 00:20 »
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+1 - Spend $15 on the plugin (money well spent) and forget about bluehost SEO. SYS theme + sitemap plugin + Yoast plugin are hard to beat  8)

I'll just "ditto" that. It's very good advice.

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« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2013, 02:17 »
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I run on Hostgator and a friend on Bluehost and I would definitely pick Hostgator over Bluehost. Bluehost is rather slow!

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« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2013, 05:55 »
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I wouldn't suggest BlueHost (and am surprised that it is still the recommended web host).  Many of the issues that I see on the forums are from people that use BlueHost.

I use GoDaddy and haven't had an issue with them from day one.

« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2013, 08:45 »
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I wouldn't suggest BlueHost (and am surprised that it is still the recommended web host).  Many of the issues that I see on the forums are from people that use BlueHost.

I use GoDaddy and haven't had an issue with them from day one.


The only issue i have had is their slowness. As far as setup on bluehost it was a breeze. They did have isssues with servers, but that seems to have been worked out now.


 

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