Year: 2011

  • New BusinessHut Web Property

    We recently launched a new site and would appreciate if everyone in the mortgage, real estate, or title industries would check it out. It’s a directory of abstractors, county offices, and other title resources called, iAbstract.com. The idea behind iAbstract.com is to provide a place for title abstractors to list their services, while also providing […]

  • Update: Version 2.0 of the Excel Interface to the seoMoz API

    I’m very happy to announce an updated version of our Excel Interface to the seoMoz LinkScape / Mozscape API. Your suggestions have been heeded and the new version is a great improvement over the first. What’s new? Run On-Demand: No more auto-updating. Now, just press Alt+F8 to run when YOU want. Rate Limiter: Helps to […]

  • How to Buy a Domain

    To claim your presence on the web, the first step is usually to buy a domain. For those not familiar, a domain is the “name” given to a particular website, such as BusinessHut.com. Having your own domain is important for branding, and provides freedom to build the site how you see fit. It’s pretty easy […]

  • Google Analytics Referrer Spam

    If you’ve launched a new website recently and were excited to see referrals from golbnet or forexmarket, you have been spammed. This is a tactic used by spammers to get webmasters, curious to research their referrers, to visit the desired website. Also referred to as log spam or referrer bombing. It’s not necessarily malicious, but […]

  • Is Google Analytics a Waste of Time?

    Yes, if you only look at the data and don’t act. Who cares if your bounce rate is 70% or 30%? Who cares if you have 5,000 visitors per month? Who cares if 30% of your visits come from California? None of that matters if you just look at it and say, “Yay! I have […]

  • How to Start Using Facebook Ads

    With Facebook topping 600 Million users, and a possible IPO worth $100 Billion just on the horizon, now is the time to start using Facebook Ads. Today, we’ll go through the most basic step of activating your ads manager. If you are a BusinessHut client, or would like to be, this is our guide on […]

  • Website Hosting

    Below are two of the hosting companies both used and recommended by BusinessHut.com. We’ve had our own sites as well as client sites hosted with both of these hosting companies for several years. Their offers and prices vary throughout the year, so take a look at each and depending on the timing, decide which one […]

  • Using the SEOmoz Free API with Excel

    At one time or another, we’ve all come across a “juicy” list of directories, blogs, or other websites that we might be able to use for some link building. I recently came across such a list and was quickly annoyed at how low the quality of some of the sites was. I wanted a quick […]

  • Internet Marketing Strategy

    It’s no longer enough just to have a website. These aren’t just electronic business cards anymore where you send people to get more information about your business. Your business needs a customized and coordinated assault on the search engines to get the results you really need. “Build it and they will come” is long gone […]

  • How to Give Access to Google Analytics

    The video below demonstrates how to give another Google account access to your Google Analytics account, or an individual profile. Questions and comments are welcome.