What happened online during 2010?

What happened online during 2010?Here are some very interesting stats with regards to the Internet and 2010.

Take some time to actually read through the stats and analyze the numbers – simply amazing!

Email

* 107 trillion – The number of emails sent on the Internet in 2010.
* 294 billion – Average number of email messages per day.
* 1.88 billion – The number of email users worldwide.
* 480 million – New email users since the year before.
* 2.9 billion – The number of email accounts worldwide.
* 25% – Share of email accounts that are corporate.

Websites

* 255 million – The number of websites as of December 2010.
* 21.4 million – Added websites in 2010.

Internet users

* 1.97 billion – Internet users worldwide (June 2010).
* 14% – Increase in Internet users since the previous year.
* 110.9 million – Internet users in Africa.

Social media

* 25 billion – Number of sent tweets on Twitter in 2010
* 100 million – New accounts added on Twitter in 2010
* 175 million – People on Twitter as of September 2010
* 7.7 million – People following @ladygaga (Lady Gaga, Twitter’s most followed user).
* 600 million – People on Facebook at the end of 2010.
* 250 million – New people on Facebook in 2010.
* 30 billion – Pieces of content (links, notes, photos, …) shared on Facebook per month.
* 70% – Share of Facebook’s user base located outside the United States.

Videos

* 2 billion – The number of videos watched per day on YouTube.
* 35 – Hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.
* 2+ billion – The number of videos watched per month on Facebook.
* 20 million – Videos uploaded to Facebook per month.

Images

* 5 billion – Photos hosted by Flickr (September 2010).
* 3000+ – Photos uploaded per minute to Flickr.
* 130 million – At the above rate, the number of photos uploaded per month to Flickr.
* 3+ billion – Photos uploaded per month to Facebook.
* 36 billion – At the current rate, the number of photos uploaded to Facebook per year.

And these stats where for 2010, imagine the possibilities for this year.

Do you need a website?

If you would like to expose your business to literally billions of internet users then go head and get a website set up.

Take a look at the Stallion Hosting special 2011 package, available here: http://www.stallionhosting.com/need-a-website.html

Daniel Hall

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WordPress Categories – This Slug Is Already In Use

With a few new changes on this blog I recently decided to change the old News category to the new category called Stallion Hosting. This would normally be a quick change in WordPress by simply clicking the drop down menu under posts, click Categories and then find the category I want to change and click rename.

Well, this was not the case  because the slug stallion-hosting was said to already be in use, but wait – I did not have a Category called stallion-hosting. In the end it was because there was a Post Tag called stallion-hosting, so after renaming this I was easily able to create the Stallion Hosting (stallion-hosting) category.

Wordpress Categories - This Slug Is Already In Use

This was a simple fix, but if you didn’t know that Post Tags and Categories are related then you will be stuck and battle.

Just something simple I would like to share, have a great day everyone 🙂

Daniel Hall

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Web Hosting Packages Doubled – Same Price

Web Hosting Packages DoubledI am very pleased to report that the Mare hosting package (P 2) and the Stallion package (P 3) of Stallion Hosting have recently had the amount of disk space doubled.

Yes! The Mare package now offers 4 Gigs of Disk space while the Stallion package offers 6 Gigs of Disk space, but the best part of this excellent news is that the prices are staying exactly the same! This is just another way of saying thank you to our existing customers and for us to welcome new clients as well.

So if you think you’re seeing double then don’t worry, because you are! 😀

Daniel Hall

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First Page Rank Update for 2011

Page Rank UpdateGreat news if you have a website and you have been actively working on it. Today Google rolled out the first PageRank update for 2011.

Although the importance of the PageRank has decreased in recent times, many website owners and bloggers are still glad to see the PageRank update and will show their page rank off with pride. I am very pleased to report that this blog now has a PageRank 1, it gives me a great feeling to know that Google is rewarding WebHostingPro.co.za for the content that is posted. 🙂

So what is PageRank?

Pagerank is a backlink analysis algorithm which assigns a numerical importance value to each page in Google’s index, these values range from one to ten, with ten indicating a page of supreme importance. It also includes zero (0), normally a website that is indexed and still new will show a PageRank of 0.

Keep in mind that although the PageRank of any given page can be checked via the Google toolbar (which is a free download, Google it for more information), the data shown may not actually reflect the current “live” PageRank score of that page. This is because the toolbar relies on periodical Pagerank Updates rather than displaying live results.

If you don’t have the Google Toolbar installed on your browser or if you want to check your PR online then go ahead and use prchecker.info

Daniel Hall

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Domain Name Registration – 5 Top Tips

When looking for a new domain name, no matter if it’s your first domain or your hundredth – there is always a time when finding an available domain name requires some creativity. Your domain name will be your virtual address online, basically your Internet identity.

Below are 5 of our top Domain Name suggestions or tips to keep in mind when doing a domain name search.

1. Try Keep it short

Although some domains have the possibility to be registered with as many as 63 characters, you have to keep in mind that people need to be able to remember your domain, and easily type it into their browser. Try to register the shortest name so that your customers and visitors will be able to remember and associate your domain with your businesses name, product or service. With .co.za domains (South African domains) the limit is 30 characters.

2. What Characters Can Be Used?

Domain names can only use letters, numbers, and dashes. Spaces and symbols are not allowed. Also, domain names are not case sensitive.

3. Brain Storm, Think Out of The Box

This process might require you to use your creative side and try a number of different combination’s, you could also try various word placements etc.

4. Secure Your Brand – One May Not Be Enough

Sometimes, it isn’t a bad idea to register several similar domain names or several domain name types. If you have “yourname.com”, you could also register “yourname.net” so no one else takes it. You can register your full company name and a shorter, easier to remember version. Some people even register common misspellings of their company’s name. (You don’t need a separate Web page for each. Several domains can point to the same website by simply setting up a redirect). Stallion Hosting is an example of this as we own stallionhosting.com stallionhosting.net stallionhosting.co.za etc and visting any of these domains will simply redirect you to the main website at StallionHosting.com

5. Register Your Domain NOW!

Domain names are being registered and snatched up faster than you can imagine. If you have a domain name in mind then it is highly recommended that you jump and grab it, the feeling of losing a domain name to someone who catches the early bird and registers it before you is terrible. With Stallion Hosting you do not even need to have a website or hosting package as they offer a Free Domain Parking option, which allows you to secure your domain in your name and under your control at no extra cost.

For only R 80 per year for a .co.za domain name and R 109 per year for a .com domain name it is both affordable and easy for anyone to register and secure their businesses name, personal name etc.

To register your domain name visit the Domain Registration page at Stallion Hosting: http://www.stallionhosting.com/support/domainchecker.html

Claim your online address now! 🙂

Daniel Hall

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