You lost me when you linked to Facebook

Here ye, here ye! Come gather round. A grave pestilence has besieged our land! A blight wrought upon us due to our own blindness, our own hubris, and our own undying love of social networks. But fear not: the battle has yet to be lost! Knowledge wielded is a powerful weapon. Thusly, I impart to […]

HostBaby’s top 10 articles of 2013

The best web tips for artists

The year doesn’t really “wind down,” does it? It ramps up and spits us full-speed into the New Year (at least that’s what happens to me).

But maybe this year you can find a few quiet moments before 2014 arrives — to spend on the things you never feel […]

Headlines so enticing you can’t resist the click. Upworthy’s secrets revealed.

How to write headlines that get clicks.

If you’re reading this, we can both assume the headline of this article worked: It made you click. Perhaps you’ve read similar headlines in your travels about the internet. I’ve borrowed a headline-writing technique employed by an online publisher named “Upworthy.” Upworthy is an online news and human-interest […]

Integrating Instagram into your website

We’re image-obsessed, always have been.

But the internet has made us more so, partially thanks to Instagram — that handy app on your smartphone that lets you add hip filters to photos so they’ll look like they were taken in the 1970’s.

Now in a matter of seconds you can capture a moment, crop the […]

How to Embed a Vine Video on Your Website

Vine is a micro-video service that enables you to easily shoot short (6 seconds!) looping movies and share them via social media.

When Vine first launched, you could only embed Vine videos on your website by embedding a tweet in which that video was shared. The video would play within the tweet frame, but all […]

Free Guide: Top Ten Website Optimizations You Should Do Right Now!

Creating an awesome website is a challenge in itself. (Luckily, HostBaby makes that part easy.) But once you have a website, it’s important to ensure that your site engages your audience and grows your traffic. You’d be surprised how many artists neglect some of the most important aspects of web optimization and configuration. That’s […]

HostBaby’s New Social Media Widget

In case you thought we were sleeping on the job (we haven’t been) we’ve actually been hard at work bringing to life suggestions that you guys have submitted to us for improving HostBaby’s feature set. One of these features just went live and we’d like to tell ya’ll abou it. It’s a new social networking […]

5 Website Upkeep Tips for Artists

While many large websites require constant 24/7 monitoring and work, an artist website rarely needs more than 20 minutes to a few hours of work per week to keep content fresh and return-visitors engaged. Keeping your website up-to-date is important so that when people return to your website they aren’t met with the exact same […]

Essential Third-Party Widgets for Your Band’s Website

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Adding widgets to your website is a great way to integrate your other web presences into your main site without worrying about taking up too much precious real estate.

People are used to seeing those little boxes in the sidebar. They’ll recognize the widgets as a way to connect with you on […]

5 Ways to Optimize Your Social Media Presence

David Bakke is a part of the Money Crashers team, where he contributes tips related to money management and finance, and helps run social media marketing efforts.

Many small business owners already understand the power of social media marketing. In fact, according to Zoomerang, close to half of small businesses have some sort of social […]