Gail Lobel Rand

Gail Lobel Rand

Gail is a Technical Editor and Interviewer for Website Planet. Her first PC was a TRS-80 which required a cassette tape to boot up. Producing websites, emails, and banners combines her love for design, technology, and of course, writing.

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Volusion

Volusion is one of the leading e-commerce website platforms, known for their dynamic backend and remarkable support system. With their well-thought-out store setup sequence, getting your online shop up and running is a hassle-free process. But where they really shine is in the special attention they give to each store: the Volusion account specialists take care to help you get...

Shopify

Shopify is well-known in the e-commerce industry as one of the easiest-to-use integrated hosting platforms. The shop templates available are top-notch and specifically optimized for high conversion rates, and the servers and infrastructure have been designed with e-commerce in mind. Shopify offers a 14-day free trial, so it's a great chance to test this store builder before...

Blog Posts

Atlantic.Net – a Market-Leading Hosting Provider

We spoke with Marty Puranik, President & CEO of Atlantic.Net, about their reputation as an exceptional hosting company, known for simplifying complex technologies, providing top-quality services. With their dedication to promoting grassroots technology initiatives and open-source organizations all while keeping customer satisfaction paramount, they demonstrate their...

4.0
April 19, 2021
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AccuWebHosting – a One Stop Shop for Your Hosting Needs

AccuWebHosting has over 14 years of experience of providing a wide range of hosting services, such as shared hosting, VPS hosting, Cloud hosting and Dedicated Servers, running on both Windows and Linux platforms. They put a lot of effort into making sure customers receive the services that best match their requirements and currently service over 55,000 web hosting...

4.5
March 22, 2021
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TechTerms, FileInfo, and SlangIt – Demystifying the Digital Age One Term at a Time

In the brave new Digital World, terminology, files, and even personal communication can sometimes be confusing. That’s why, over ten years ago, Per Christensson started a personal project clarifying these terms for the rest of us. We talked with him about TechTerms, FileInfo, and SlangIt, how he manages to keep current with the seemingly endless addition of new terminology and...

4.7
March 09, 2021
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Seobility Has All the SEO Analyses and Tools You Need

Many factors go into determining how well your site will rank with search engines. Thomas Gareis, CEO of seobility explains how their online SEO Software analyzes all those factors including auditing your site, checking for backlinks, and establishing the most effective keywords to use for improving your search engine ranking. This interview was originally published on...

4.0
March 09, 2021
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MeetEdgar Uses Automation, Social Media Content Management, and Reporting to Maximize Your Social Media’s Reach

Social media is a free or low-cost way to put yourself in front of literally billions of users. But how can you optimize your time, keep track of your social media content history, and make sure posts are scheduled, varied, and successful? Laura Roeder, Founder & CEO of MeetEdgar tells us how out of her frustration, she built MeetEdgar, a tool that creates a library of...

4.0
March 08, 2021
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Netpeak Software Locates and Analyzes Issues to Boost SEO

When taking your business online, there are few things more imperative to success than search engine placement. Alex Wise, CEO of Netpeak Software tells us about the unique and superior features built into their SEO tools Netpeak Spider and Netpeak Checker and why they have come to be trusted by over 100,000 users in 170 countries, including the large SEO teams at Thomson...

4.3
March 08, 2021
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Lucky Orange Helps Pinpoint WHY Your Visitors Don’t Convert

While analytic data can show you where visitors abandoned your site – it is critical to figure out WHY they left. We spoke with Sarah Bond, Senior Director of Marketing Strategy at Lucky Orange, about their powerful suite of tools, which include the ability to monitor real-time visitors so you can offer them help with their real-time problems and creating, tagging, and...

4.5
March 08, 2021
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EWWW Image Optimizer Keeps Your Website’s Images Up to Speed

So, you’ve got a cellphone with a megapixel camera and a wi-fi connection, and you’re uploading images directly to your web site – what could possibly go wrong?! Shane Bishop, founder of EWWW Image Optimizer explains why even in these days of high-speed internet connections and hosting plans with unlimited storage and bandwidth, it is still important to take the extra step of...

4.7
March 08, 2021
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NameHero – Hosting Plans Backed with Serious Security and a 99.9% Guaranteed Uptime

Ryan Gray, CEO of NameHero has been running online businesses since he was 13(!) years old. He tells us how that experience has evolved into a company offering top notch, complete web hosting services with some serious cybersecurity and 99.9% server uptime. This interview was originally published on September 9, 2019. Can domain names be purchased through...

4.3
March 08, 2021
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TrafficGuard – Fraud Prevention for Your Digital Advertising

Ad fraud, whether malicious or unintentional, can waste a significant part of a business’s ad spend on traffic that will never convert to true customers. Luke Taylor, Founder, and COO of TrafficGuard, talks about their powerful platform for preventing ad fraud from infiltrating their campaigns, skewing performance metrics, and taking ad spend. This interview was originally...

5.0
March 08, 2021
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MobileMoxie Handles the Unique Challenges of SEO for Mobile Sites

While SEO specialists concentrate on raising a site’s search ranking, little attention has been paid to the factors that affect that same site’s rankings on mobile devices. Smaller screens, slower networks, intermittent connectivity, and user location are just some of the unique factors that need to be considered when creating SEO for mobile sites and making sure they can...

4.7
March 08, 2021
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Studio Umbrella – Paying Attention to Custom Details That Make Websites Stand Out

With template-based themed websites so widely available, many websites are beginning to look the same. So how does a site stand out in the crowd of the internet? Ronen Hirsch, founder of Studio Umbrella, accomplishes just that by rejecting the cookie cutter approach and custom crafting beautiful and unique websites - one at a time. This interview was originally published...

4.0
March 08, 2021
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IONOS Helps Small and Medium Sizes Businesses Succeed Online

IONOS is the web hosting and cloud partner for small and medium-sized businesses - whether helping them take their first steps online or scaling up with them as they grow. We spoke with Patrick Schaudel, Head of Online Applications SME, about their comprehensive range of products for building an online presence by securing a domain, building a website, or moving back-office...

4.3
March 08, 2021
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ICDSoft’s New SmartVPS – Dedicated CPU and RAM, Unlimited Sites, and More!

We spoke with Ivailo Ivanov, a Support Supervisor at ICDSoft, about their 100% dedication to their customers. Their system administrators work around the clock to еnsure the servers are always up and running 24/7 and equipping their hardware with the latest software versions, while their management, supervisors, programmers, web designers, account managers, and QA advisors...

4.1
March 08, 2021
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With Formstack, Users Can Create and Integrate Online Forms Without Any Coding Knowledge

Using online forms to collect data for sales leads, subscribers, customers, etc., has become an integral part of on-line interaction. But creating forms requires designing, coding, data storage allowance and routing. Even modifications of existing forms, no matter how small, require the same involved process. Formstack allows users to create all types of forms – including...

4.0
March 08, 2021
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