Dec 5, 2013 By Dyn Guest Blogs
1 out of every 5 websites you visit today is powered by WordPress, an open-source publishing platform.
What started out as an easy way for bloggers to publish content has turned into a powerful tool for web developers and businesses to build and maintain professional websites. Ecommerce sites, media outlets, non-profits, social movements, and countless other industries are using WordPress to build and maintain their brand image online. And, as you know, that data has to be hosted somewhere.Read More
Dec 5, 2013 By Dyn News
Manchester, NH (December 4, 2013) – Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet performance solutions, announced the hiring of Timothy O’Toole as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In addition, the company has promoted Scott Hilton to the role of Executive Vice President (EVP) of Product.Read More
Dec 4, 2013 By Scott Grant
In my last post I set the stage for sharing some Email Marketing Best Practices. This time I want to ask you, the marketer, one question: Are you an “Uninvited Guest?”
Sometimes it’s just not the right time for a visit, even from a close friend, and that’s why those uninvited guests are awkward. The same is true for your email campaigns, but it’s much easier to delete an email than to kick a person out of your home.
If you barge in unexpectedly, subscribers are more likely to ignore you, unsubscribe, or hit the dreaded SPAM button. Consider the following questions to see what kind of “guest” you are:Read More
Dec 3, 2013 By Dyn News
In case you’re not yet aware, here at Dyn we have been working on an educational video series called DynEdu. In these videos, industry experts from Dyn give explanations of different topics and theories in 3 minutes or less.
This week, Dyn’s CTO, Cory von Wallenstein, talks to us about load balancing – what is it, how does it work, and what are its benefits?Read More
Dec 2, 2013 By Mikel Steadman
Servitude requires the right attitude, both in your heart and in your mind.
Just the other night, at around 12:00 am, I received an email from a sales manager praising one of our client services’ sales engineers. He proclaimed how appreciative he was because our team was stepping up and not quitting until a problem was solved for a customer in the middle of an implementation.
A day later, I saw how our team rallied around a sales representative in need of an immediate resource. Even though we were booked up, we gave assurances that we would assist and found a way to reorganize the hour, providing a sales engineer on a critical call.
When we have members out sick, on PTO, or traveling, the team consistently and cheerfully absorbs the additional workload without a second thought — the norm for Dyn Sales Engineering and Implementation.Read More
Nov 27, 2013 By Matt Shooman
‘Round about this time last year, I was working for an ecommerce company that are great friends with Dyn — both as a customer and supplier. I was at that year’s eCommerce Expo and with the afternoon free, I popped along to Velocity: London to say hello to the Dyners in attendance.
I wasn’t even considering a career change, but in less than a month, I became the 10th employee in EMEA.Read More
Nov 25, 2013 By Josh Nason
It’s always great to hear feedback from clients, but to have a client offer to talk to our audience about why and how they use our products? How could I say no to that offer?
Allow me to introduce Matia Zanella, the founder and CEO of Suyara™, a company that “offers for both personal and business use, a robust platform to securely upload, backup your data and collaborate sharing files at blazing speed.” Sounds like a company we love to work with.
Suyara™ currently uses Dyn Managed DNS Express, our tiered traffic management platform, and has been seeing great results. Matia and I exchanged some emails recently about what he likes about the product and how it has helped grow his business. Perhaps your business can learn a thing or two and try for yourself!Read More
Nov 22, 2013 By Dyn News
It’s pretty evident that downtime can be detrimental to online profits, especially for companies that rely solely on online sales. If your website goes down for a few minutes, hours, or days, that can mean thousands of lost sales. However, have you ever thought of how much slow load time could be costing you? Just a few seconds could cost you more than you think.
We decided to take a look at just how much latency costs companies with varying yearly revenue ranges and the results were pretty shocking. In fact, according to a study done by Amazon and Google, you suffer a 7% decrease in sales if your website doesn’t load in under 3 seconds.Read More
Nov 21, 2013 By Kyle York
In my last speaking engagement of 2013, I was invited to talk to a group of 100 or so Colliers International employees on Thursday at their Boston retreat. Employees were in focus areas from brokerage to capital markets to sales; all production-oriented people focused on serving customers, innovating, and improving upon the customer experience.
One of the reasons I was asked to speak, to paraphrase President & Head of Brokerage Ronald Perry, was because of our client-focused approach which he thought would be a benefit to his production team. (Ronald even said I was dynamic and innovative, which made me blush.)
The global real estate juggernaut’s theme for the day was “Meeting the Challenge” — a great place for us to share our unique insights around exceeding the high demands of our customers, from prosumer to enterprise, across the globe. The attention to customer retention and cultivating the repeat buyer was a shared thesis.Read More
Nov 20, 2013 By Stephen Wheeler
This post was originally published on Deliverability.com.
If you send email, there’s a pretty good chance that some of it is transactional. Transactional email is unique in that it is email that everyone wants (something we discussed in a recent webinar). While it may be hard to believe some people do not want your bulk email, you can only hope to get a portion of the open rate transactional messages do.Read More