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...

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Blog Posts

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...

5.0
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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...

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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
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From the Future – Successfully Combining SEO and User Experience

More is not always better when working to raise SEO ranking. Too many duplicated keywords can drag down a ranking while making a change to just one keyword can drastically bring it up. Too many pages can get Google to block their crawling, and too little traffic will result in few to no conversions. Nick Eubanks, founder and CEO of From the Future gives us insight into the...

4.7
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Popsters is the Tool for Gaining Insight into Your (and Your Competition’s!) Most Successful and Effective Social Media Content

Getting online with various social media platforms can be a free or low-cost way to promote your business. But how can you know if your content is making an impact? Arseniy Kushnir, Co-Founder and CEO of Popsters has created a unique analysis tool to help gauge the most important factors for creating a successful social media presence. Please tell me a little bit about your...

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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...

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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...

4.0
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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...

4.5
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Author and Graphic Design Expert Steven Heller Talks Successful Logo Design

With the release of his latest book, The Logo Design Idea Book which he authored with Gail Anderson, Steven Heller has brought the Idea Book series to completion. With his decades of experience in graphic design, we were fortunate to sit with him and discuss the components of successful logo design as well as his thoughts on how the advent of the digital age and its tools has...

5.0
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Hidora’s Pay-As-You-Use Pricing Structure Saves Big on Hosting Costs

Matthieu Robin, CEO of Hidora explains how their pay-as-you-use pricing, no hidden fees and wide array of free services can help companies, especially start-ups, maximize their budget. How are you hosting plans structured? If you compare us to other hosting solutions our main difference is our pay-as-you-use pricing. At Hidora we do not have fixed plans and our pricing...

4.7
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ZNetLive Offers a Vast Array of Options for Your Online Presence

These days, there are so many ways to run a website that it can get confusing. Munesh Jadoun from ZNetLive breaks down their vast array of hosting plans, pay-as-you-go services, and security offerings to help you choose the one that best suits your needs. What hosting plans do you offer? ZNetLive offers several hosting plans: Shared hosting: Linux Shared, running the...

4.0
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Create a Website with uKit – No Technical Experience Necessary!

Evgeny Kurt of uKit takes us through their proprietary and standalone products that make creating professional looking, fully functional websites quick, easy and painless, even for those without any technical experience. What is uKit Website Builder? We built uKit to make creating professional-looking, mobile-compatible websites as quickly, easily, and painlessly as...

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Gradwell Communications Offers Award Winning Voice Services

Gradwell Communications has been at the forefront of cloud communication technology for over 20 years, constantly evolving and advancing their technology. We spoke with CTO and Co-Founder, Peter Gradwell, about their connectivity options and how they can help you choose the solution best suited to grow your business. What connectivity options do you offer? We offer a...

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VPSCheap’s No Frills Payment Model Offers Superior Service for Cheap

VPSCheap provides topnotch secure servers, upstream providers, and fast and effective support. COO, Juan Costa, explains how their no-frills approach to hosting keeps their costs low and why they can't stop saying the word CHEAP! What is VPS and why have you chosen to offer only this type of hosting? VPS stands for Virtual Private Server which is a virtualized machine...

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IO Zoom Stands by Its SLA of 100% Guaranteed Network Uptime

IO Zoom is a privately-owned company based in Houston, Texas, providing hosting solutions in 8 data centers across the globe, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, New Jersey, London, and Amsterdam. We talked with Kiet Duong about their service goal of providing the best hosting solutions while focusing on affordable price and fast servers, all with a...

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