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  • HostGator Hosts An Austin Pets Alive Adoption Event

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by
    Keep Austin Pets Alive

    It all began innocently enough, we saw a commercial on TV that depicted the less-than-ideal care of a puppy as part of a marketing campaign that was itself unrelated to animal welfare. How odd we thought this was, but it inspired us to reach out to a local Austin no-kill animal shelter in order to see how we could help.

    Initially, we ran a sale whereby we would donate $5 of each new signup to Austin Pets Alive. As we continued to communicate with the shelter though, it became clear that we could assist even further; we decided to host a pet adoption event at our Austin office.

    Prepare for images of cute puppies!

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    The event was a resounding success. Many Austin residents came out and went home with new members of their families. Every single puppy was adopted, which we were told set a new event record. HostGator not only donated a $5,000 check to Austin Pets Alive, but also paid all the fees for each and every adoption. We're incredibly happy to have found new homes for these puppies.

    Gators clearly care for all the birds and beasts of the animal kingdom, certainly not just the swamp-dwelling ones!

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  • The 2015 Tour Du Rouge

    Monday, May 4, 2015 by
    tour du rouge 2015 Spring is in the air, and around the HostGator offices that means the Tour du Rouge is fast-approaching! This will be the 6th year that the charity ride has taken place, and our 6th year as a sponsor. To revisit our history of sponsoring this event, please see our related blog archive. For those who aren't familiar, the Tour du Rouge is a 533 mile bicycle ride, from Houston to New Orleans, benefiting The American Red Cross, which provides valuable services to our friends and neighbors in the Gulf Coast region and beyond. In celebration of the event, we are also offering 55% off all new hosting plans - now through 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, May 6th. Simply click the button below, and be sure to use coupon code REDCROSS15, in order to get started hosting with HostGator!  

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  • HostGator And Small Business Week

    Monday, May 4, 2015 by
    Small Business Week starts today and HostGator wants to help small businesses with their online marketing efforts. We’ve gathered a team of our in-house experts to give you some tips and discuss the latest news in paid social, SEO and PPC. We will be hosting three webinars this week, one on each day Tuesday through Thursday. Below are the three presenters and a little bit about what they’ll be discussing. At the end of each session, we’ll be taking questions from the audience, so be sure to comment on this post or tune in live to feed questions through Facebook, Twitter (use #HGSBW) or Google+.  

    Wednesday at 1:30pm CST: Search Engine Optimization with Brian Rakowski

    Brian Rakowski
    Brian Rakowski is the Enterprise SEO Manager for HostGator and is responsible for the organization's organic traffic strategy. In 2007, Brian left a successful career in the financial services industry to pursue a new budding passion; SEO and online marketing. Over the past eight years, he has worked with a handful of large agencies working on campaigns ranging from local businesses from all over the country to large organizations like the USDA. His primary area of focus is advanced technical on-page SEO. Brian will be talking about the most recent mobile algorithm update, how to easily make your site mobile friendly in WordPress, how to find your best performing mobile content in GA (and/or how to find pages that have issues), and some Google Webmaster Tools tips.  

    Thursday at 1:30pm CST: Pay Per Click Advertising with Gerard Mendoza

    Gerard Mendoza
    Gerard Mendoza is employed as the HostGator PPC Specialist. He has 6 years experience in PPC (pay-per-click) marketing and is proficient in a variety of paid search campaigns including search marketing, display advertising, remarketing, native advertising, and video advertising. At Hostgator, Gerard manages and creates multiple PPC campaigns to drive online web hosting purchases via the HostGator website through platforms like Google AdWords, Bing Ads, AdWords for Video, Yahoo Gemini, and AdRoll remarketing. Gerard will be discussing how to stretch a limited budget when it comes to PPC. He’ll examine the benefits of different match type keyword choices so that a small PPC budget is used as efficiently as possible with virtually no waste.  

    Friday at 1:30pm CST: Paid Social with Kyler Patterson

    Kyler Patterson
    Kyler Patterson is the Marketing Coordinator and Social Media Advertising Specialist for HostGator. After receiving his Bachelor's in Business Administration from Texas State University, he began to raise in the ranks of the swamp. From launching new campaigns to optimizing existing ads, Kyler has touched well over 1,000 ads in both Facebook and Twitter. Kyler will discuss the basics of advertising on both Twitter and Facebook. More importantly, he’ll touch on how you can use them to increase traffic, brand presence, and profits for your business.
  • HostGator Puppy Adoption Drive With Austin Pets Alive!

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by
    HostGator And Austin Pets Alive Adoption Drive HOSTGATOR TO KICK OFF NATIONAL PET MONTH WITH A PET ADOPTION DRIVE IN SUPPORT OF AUSTIN PETS ALIVE! National Pet Month promotes the benefits of pet ownership, importance of pet adoption and increases the public’s awareness of the value and contribution of companion animals; On Friday, May 1, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., HostGator, will host a Puppy Adoption Drive with Austin Pets Alive! in celebration of National Pet Month. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and adopt puppies at the event and participate in fun activities celebrating National Pet Month. In addition to hosting the adoption drive, HostGator’s Director of Human Resources will also present a $5,000 donation to Austin Pets Alive! Austin Pets Alive! was founded in 2008 to help alleviate overcrowding in the city’s animal shelters and increase the live outcomes of Austin’s shelter and rescue animals. Since its founding, the organization has saved more than 25,000 cats and dogs in the Greater Austin area. If you wish to attend the event, please feel free to RSVP on our Facebook event in order to get a reminder notification.