I am a veteran affiliate marketer who started out my career in the making money at home niche, but I have recently switched over to the gardening niche since I love gardening and I know a lot about gardening products from first-hand knowledge. Also, when people started to make money online for themselves they frequently stopped buying my how-to guides, whereas gardening folk were a lot easier to re-monetize. Anyway, I heard about Edge Caching services and how they could make my site run faster, so I decided to try one out since people on my home & garden forum (I guess my site is really more of a home and garden site instead of a purely gardening site) kept saying that it took forever for my content to load.
After trying out a few cloud caches and being unsatisfied, I finally settled on Cloudcache. The Cloudcache service was easy to set up and gave me the price point I wanted, but luckily they did not cut out any of the higher-tier services from the lower tiers. The only difference between price points is that the higher tiers allow more bandwidth, more storage space, and the highest two let you run a custom SSL on your own domain while the others allow you to run an SSL through the Cloudcache domain. But both are secure and having an SSL is a must for my site so I decided to try Cloudcache.
Cloudcache secure socket layer (SSL)
Before I started using Cloudcache, I was planning to start a lead generation program where I process my leads’ personal information. In order to do this effectively and keep my leads’ information out of the hands of identity thieves and black hat lead generators, I had to make sure that nobody could take it. To do this, I had to encrypt the data or else it could be read by anyone. Cloudcache provides an SSL for my content which keeps it safe and out of the hands of nefarious persons. This is more expansive than just encrypting someone’s personal information but the SSL ads an extra layer of security so that data sent between forms on the Cloudcache server and the user’s computer would be encrypted and their information would be safe.
Cloudcache made my site run faster
Apparently, Google likes sites which do not take a very long time to load in its search algorithms. However, it does not count site content toward what it sees as a site’s page load time if the content is on a different server. Thus, when I started to use Cloudcache.com’s services, I moved my large files to their server and my rankings on search engines improved almost overnight. Also, since my pages loaded faster (not because the files are on a different domain, but because they are on a supercharged server), I was able to convert people more easily since they did not bounce back to the search results page after getting bored waiting for my site to load.
This is a guest post by Trevor O’Niel.