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Friday Link Wrapup – Self Hosting Video, Blogging Ideas, SEO for 2017

The top website and marketing links for this week.

This problem cropped up just last week. A client had a few videos that he wanted to self-host, rather than use a third-party video hosting service like YouTube or Vimeo. As expected, loading time was slow, there were frequent crashes and stalls, and on mobile the videos were so slow to load they were unusable. The host is big-box, cheap shared hosting and the bandwidth was not there. After moving those videos to YouTube, all those problems disappeared. Here’s why you should never host your own videos.

Does your small business website have these 5 things that are critical to its doing well in 2017?

If you’re blogging and finding it hard to come up with content ideas, here are 10 tips for finding trending topics to write about.

Finally, here’s an actionable guide to SEO for 2017. Learn how to be more findable, more mobile-friendly, and improve the overall experience for your website visitors.