Google is releasing Chrome 56 this month. This new version may impact websites without SSL Certificates, warning visitors they are not secure. Use the free scanning tool to see if your site passes Chrome’s security checks before the new policy kicks in.
What does this scanner do?
This free tool scans your website for two things:
1) Forms that handle login or payment information.
2) The installation of an SSL certificate. This determines whether your site will display warnings to visitors using the latest Google Chrome browser version.
Helping you understand your audience, listen to them, and build a lasting relationship.
WHY YOU NEED MAUTIC ?
Easy to Setup
Mautic makes installation a dream with a simple 3 step setup process. If you prefer something easier, you can use popular services to automatically install Mautic.
You control your data with Mautic. No third-party services charging you to access your own information and keeping track of your data. Your contacts are your contacts.
Open source allows for unlimited integrations and customizations. Mautic integrates with dozens of solutions and can be easily extended via a powerful API.
Sounds great, but what does Mautic do?
Mautic provides detailed contact tracking along with powerful contact nurturing tools to help you organize your marketing campaigns. Mautic automates the process of finding and nurturing contacts through landing pages and forms, sending email, text messages, web notifications, tracking social media, and integrating with your CRM and other systems.
An Overview of the Workflow
This is where things get interesting! Let’s walk through how Mautic can be used. Imagine a new visitor comes to your website. They are an IP address, nothing more, maybe some basic geographic data. They browse pages on your website, eventually landing on a special page with a call-to-action form. This form collects a few bits of information (e.g. name and email address). Now this visitor is now a known visitor. You may have a contact segment setup to capture these visitors and add them to a specific campaign. These campaigns will send emails, post to social media, and other actions based on either specific times or user interaction. Think of it like a decision tree. If the user opens the email, do this, otherwise do that. These campaigns can span hours, days, weeks, or even months!
Now are you starting to see what’s happening? This known visitor is gradually becoming a contact. As this contact completes various actions, you give them points. These points help you to weight your contacts and see which ones are hot. Once a contact earns a certain amount of points they are automatically moved into your CRM or other system. Now you have a list of contacts you can confidently know are ready to be directly contacted.
Mautic provides in-depth and detailed contact tracking along with powerful contact nurturing tools to provide businesses with the tools needed to organize their marketing campaigns. Contact tracking provides page views, time spent on site, and specific interests.
Mautic takes contact nurturing one step further by allowing businesses to create any type of additional custom fields for a contact. Using deeply integrated API’s it is possible to tie your CRM fields direct to your contact fields.
Campaign Marketing & Dripflow Programs
Campaigns and drip programs are critical to any good marketing automation program. Mautic comes with flexible, easy-to-use campaign management and drip program creation. Create a campaign and define actions and events which contacts will follow. Automate the process of connecting with contacts and nurturing them along the sales funnel.
Mautic lets businesses define multiple outcome processes and set both date triggered actions as well as activity triggered actions.
Social Media Integrations
Social media networks provide fantastic opportunities to connect with contacts and potential customers. Businesses who recognize the importance of social media and how to use these networks to form relationships will find Mautic’s integrations top of the line. In addition, Mautic allows developers to add any additional networks they choose.
Any social network with an API can be integrated into Mautic quickly and easily. Businesses love Mautic’s social integrations.
Landing Pages and Assets
Marketing automation uses landing pages to help capture key information from site visitors. Mautic lets businesses create stunning and unique landing pages easily through the integrated page builder. These landing pages provide key information to help monitor site traffic and also allows download monitoring for asset management.
All of these resources working together create a personal profile on each site visitor tailored to their interests and needs and provide businesses with relevant information for building a strong profile.
How CloudFlare increases speed and security of your site
This is a guest post written and contributed by CloudFlare. CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants.
CloudFlare, a web performance and security company, is excited to announce our partnership with GM Hosting Hub! If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, our value proposition is simple: we’ll make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.
We power more than 400 billion monthly page views – more than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Zynga, AOL, Apple, Bing, eBay, PayPal and Instagram combined – and over 1.2 billion monthly users regularly pass through our network. We’re really glad GM Hosting HUB has partnered with CloudFlare – JIM P. from CloudFlare.
Faster web performance
CloudFlare is designed to take a great hosting platform like GM Hosting Hub and make it even better.
We run data centre strategically located around the world. When you sign up for CloudFlare, we begin routing your traffic to the nearest data center.
As your traffic passes through the data centers, we intelligently determine what parts of your website are static versus dynamic. The static portions are cached on our servers for a short period of time, typically less than 2 hours before we check to see if they’ve been updated. By automatically moving the static parts of your site closer to your visitors, the overall performance of your site improves significantly.
CloudFlare’s intelligent caching system also means you save bandwidth, which means saving money, and decreases the load on your servers, which means your web application will run faster and more efficiently than ever. On average, CloudFlare customers see a 60% decrease in bandwidth usage, and a 65% in total requests to their servers. The overall effect is that CloudFlare will typically cut the load time for pages on your site by 50% which means higher engagement and happier visitors.
CloudFlare’s security protections offer a broad range of protections against attacks such as DDoS, hacking or spam submitted to a blog or comment form. What is powerful about our approach is that the system gets smarter the more sites that are part of the CloudFlare community. We analyze the traffic patterns of hundreds of millions of visitors in real time and adapt the security systems to ensure good traffic gets through and bad traffic is stopped.
In time, our goal is nothing short of making attacks against websites a relic of history. And, given our scale and the billions of different attacks we see and adapt to every year, we’re well on our way to achieving that for sites on the CloudFlare network.
Any website can deploy CloudFlare, regardless of your underlying platform. By integrating closely withGM Hosting Hub, we make the process of setting up CloudFlare “1 click easy” through your existingGM Hosting Hub Cpanel dashboard. Just look for the CloudFlare icon, choose the domain you want to enable, and click the orange cloud. That’s it!
We’ve kept the price as low as possible and plans offered through GM Hosting Hub are free. Moreover, we never charge you for bandwidth or storage, therefore saving you tons via reduced bandwidth costs.
For site owners who would like to take advantage of CloudFlare’s advanced offerings, we also offer a ‘Pro’ tier of service for $20/month. The ‘Pro’ tier includes all of the ‘Free’ tier’s offerings, as well as extra features like SSL, full web application firewall and faster analytics.
We’re proud that every day more than a thousand new sites, including some of the largest on the web, join the CloudFlare community. If you’re looking for a faster, safer website, you’ve got a good start withGM Hosting Hub, but the next step is to join the CloudFlare community .