Developers Love DevHub. Especially on Weekends.

August 31, 2016 By - 0 Comments

Post originally appeared on Medium here on August 31, 2016 at 9:21am.

The last thing a developer wants is to hear is that “websites are down.” Customers included. So DevHub has strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

First, guaranteed up-time. Weekends, when issues typically arise DevHub is up, monitoring and running. No worry. Second, there is no chance of sudden security issues. DevHub is integrated with Cloudflare whose web traffic is routed through an intelligent global network that automatically optimizes the delivery of your web pages. They also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting bandwidth and server resources. The result: DevHub websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. On average, a website on DevHub loads twice as fast and uses 60% less bandwidth than other platforms!

Additionally, DevHub’s back-end system fail over allows us to mitigate downtime and maintain reliability by switching out the affected back-end server at anytime.

And DevHub is loaded with other fail over strategies. DevHub has awesome monitoring of the entire network using PingdomSentry, NewRelic and Rackspace. We can add additional contacts to our notification systems, upon your request.

Power your best customers and take credit for amazing up-times and performance. DevHub let’s you enjoy your weekends.

It’s a mindset.

How To Satisfy a Client

August 30, 2016 By - 0 Comments


Do you use a bespoke Wordpress to build multiple site solutions? Do you wonder how others are able to sustainably scale an entire digital experience on one platform, without the headaches? You have seen dev teams fretting over security issues and plugin fails, not being able to deliver on a vertical specific solution...but you hack on? 

No more hacking, DevHub users enjoy the thrill of of launching 10, 25, 100, 1000, even 20,000+ digital experiences from websites to landing pages and anything in-between from one seamless platform. We will show you how DevHub wins at managing multiple sites everyday for digital marketing companies, ad agencies, national brands, performance marketing companies, media companies and technology companies. 

Read some of our case studies...from platform migrations to rolling out a franchise solution to vertical specific solutions.

Learn more everyday

It’s a mindset. 

The Hidden Power of DevHub

August 29, 2016 By - 0 Comments

The Hidden Power of DevHub

It’s the security 
DevHub starts with a secure login page controlled by you. As you open up DevHub you can assign permission levels you set. DevHub has security built in from monitoring to back ups to guaranteed up-times

Sustainable Search Engine Optimization
We built DevHub with Google and the future of the web in mind. From the latest in web standards to cloud based hosting to world class network optimization; DevHub is as flexible as you want it.

On-boarding and Training
DevHub provides all support materials in a white label form so that you can share with your team or your customers. DevHub also does on-site training, working directly with your team to ensure success. 

It all adds up to the mindset
To make sure you are building a solution that will last through the product goals and customer expectations. If it's not DevHub, it's not a scalable solution.

This Week At DevHub HQ

August 28, 2016 By - 0 Comments

new DevHub signage throughout the HQ

Update for week ending August 28, 2016. 
 

As summer here in Seattle comes to a close, DevHub's busy sprint to the end of the year begins. This week we saw a lot of buzz around international business listing management and specific vertical solutions. DevHub continues to provide the flexibility for specific customizations to round out our customers product offering. Below is a recap of this week's notable events:

DevHub included in the GeekWire 200 August

August 27, 2016 By - 0 Comments

DevHub is proud to be included in the GeekWire 200 for August 2016. 

From GeekWireGeekWire 200 is a ranked index of Pacific Northwest startups using publicly available data to identify the tech companies most popular and trending among key online communities. The ranking is generated each month from GeekWire’s Startup List, a comprehensive directory of the region’s tech startups.

As DevHub continues its growth, we will be actively engaged in the local tech community. To learn more about DevHub follow us on Twitter @devhub

International Business Listing Syndication Via NavAds

August 26, 2016 By - 0 Comments

Over the years we have expanded our footprint globally. Today DevHub operates in 6 countries and 7 different time zones. As foundational digital experiences are built on DevHub the next logical step is get end-user businesses found...enter NavAds!  We found NavAds to have the most complete solution for content ingestion into the leading mapping databases. 

3 ways NavAds is unique:

  • Strategic - relationships with TomTom, Apple, HERE and Google.
  • One Stop - service to ensure that location content is pushed directly into mapping databases.
  • Location Marketing - ensures optimal customer visibility in mainstream navigation devices.

DevHub currently works with a several business listing management companies...however the breadth and quality NavAds provides especially at the international level is something we think our customers will lbenefit from.

NavAds is truly future proof.

Contact DevHub to learn more about International Business Listing management

 

Hard Stop for Google Expanded Text Ads

August 25, 2016 By - 0 Comments

Our previous coverage here, here, here, here, here on Google Expanded Text Ad update has fueled a significant amount of in-bounds related to How DevHub solves for Proxy URL depreciation.

We had several inquiries this week from potential customers who said Google denied their extension and now are forced to come up with a solution by October 26th

Because of the nature of the changes to the ad (URL auto-extraction), it will be impossible to request continued white-listing. 

However DevHub can be rolled out with a more sustainable long-term conversation starting with proxy migration.

Utilizing either DevHub's Landing Page / Proxy solutions both will support flexible URL options. 

With our migration tech, we are able to match sites/ landing pages 100% so our customers can run their business as usual and their end customers do not notice the difference. Unifying all disparate landing page campaigns, websites, vertical specific solutions on DevHub is easy and safe; which allows marketing teams do what they do best...execute with results! 

Continue your growth! 

Product Team Etiquette: How to Get Your Team on Board with DevHub

August 23, 2016 By - 0 Comments

This post originally appeared on Linkedin Pulse here

It’s a familiar situation for many product team leaders: we’re pushing the product roadmap forward and want to recommend a different foundational web platform. But before we make a recommendation, we want to make sure we’ve properly vetted the platform. How can we best do our homework so that, when the time is right to propose the new platform, there is enthusiasm on all levels?

Some tips we’ve learned over the years on how to approach this situation:

1) Approach the re-platforming or platform migration scenario gently, and then immediately identify why DevHub works for your specific use case

There are going to be plenty of times when your team has already started working with a related platform. Yet, based on current workflows or previous product rollouts, you are sure that DevHub is the better use case in this circumstance.

We’ve seen product managers make the mistake of vetting DevHub without getting the entire team’s consensus. When it comes time for production teams to use DevHub, they feel like they are being forced to learn something new. Remember that DevHub solves your need to quickly roll out digital experiences at scale, so avoid problems from the get-go by looping in the product and marketing teams during the DevHub demos to calm nerves, get everyone on board and ensure team success.

2) Show & Tell: Relating your familiarity with DevHub

Introducing a new web platform, especially when managing digital experiences at scale, is never easy. In our experience, understanding all of the platform’s current and potential functionalities makes this process run a lot smoother. Once your team understands why using DevHub is the best solution — whether your goal is to improve quality, decrease production times and/or provide flexibility in executing on long-term product roadmaps — their enthusiasm will make the transition that much easier.

DevHub provides crystal clear documentation for your CTO, as well as for your marketing and production teams. When you know the platform, you can confidently share the right information with the appropriate teams.

3) Check your current platform prejudices

We all know that product teams, marketing teams and C-level executives are fully engaged, especially around a new product initiative. Those who are passionate about new product roll-outs or new web platforms tend to have very specific opinions of the platforms they like (and those they don’t).

As in all things tech, people tend to avoid choosing a new web platform whenever possible. But in a crowded market, DevHub offers a unique angle to a familiar platform — i.e., a website builder with the flexibility of unlimited scale, all controlled by you and your team. The communities built around today’s popular platforms feature security, control and scalability flaws. Understanding these problems, and why DevHub offers a clear solution to them, helps you guide your team in selecting a safe and easy to manage platform.

4) Tactfully broach cost

“What is implementing and running DevHub going to cost?” is typically the immediate response to learning about the added value DevHub brings to your current product suite, use case or digital offering. DevHub is priced 1:1 — no out of the box pricing. Instead, DevHub’s pricing includes a host of services from customizations to strict SLAs. 

The reality is that initial platform cost discussions are always going to be more integral to choosing a platform than to choosing long-term value propositions. Be mindful of the actual cost, not just the platform costs, but also those costs DevHub reduces — production inefficiencies, not executing on your product roadmap and being unable to scale.

If you are charged with modeling costs, be aware that many platforms don’t disclose the hidden costs of customizations, training and support in their initial proposals. This is where DevHub excels — we fully disclose our pricing, simply and up front. If you don’t have the right information, your models are always going to be wrong.

In short, effectively interacting with your various teams in on-boarding a new product is a key skill. Your careful selection of the appropriate platform will be scrutinized in the weeks, months and years to come. Know that utilizing DevHub is the safest and easiest way of achieving organizational goals across all levels of product, development and marketing. As the saying goes “No one gets fired for choosing DevHub; you might just get promoted."

Agency Use Case, Highlights and Takeaways

August 22, 2016 By - 0 Comments

Two weeks ago we blogged about our Agency Use Case in three parts. We originally posted to LinkedIn here, here, here.

Since then we have been approached by more agencies looking to manage entire digital experiences for their customers. We (DevHub) thought it would make sense to highlight the agency use case again at the start of this week in hopes of helping more agencies understand the DevHub difference.

HIGHLIGHTS

PART 1: TEAM DYNAMIC

  • DevHub excels at enabling product teams to collaborate with marketing and sales teams to execute client demands, seamlessly and efficiently
  • With DevHub you can migrate entire brands to a standardized platform for scale and flexibility
  • With DevHub you can roll out bulk updates across a whole network of sites, saving content and production teams valuable time

TAKEAWAY: empower teams across different departments and companies to work together and rally for the win.

PART 2: HOW DEVHUB DOES IT

  • Agencies that utilize DevHub quickly find that it offers a kind of control that one-off CMS platforms simply can’t provide
  • DevHub is agile enough that we can adjust to client demands mid-build
  • Migrated and provisioned 102 Franchisee Site

TAKEAWAY: Our DevHub philosophy drives our commitment to continue innovating and improving current content workflows.

PART 3: WHERE THE AGENCY GOES FROM HERE

  • Our agency partner now powers 102 franchise sites for their client 
  • We implemented changes across the client’s entire franchisee site network, saving massive time (and headaches) for the product, marketing and production teams
  • Post-launch, we handed the operational reins over to our agency partner so they could manage DevHub simply and easily

TAKEAWAY: DevHub is a platform built to scale, and we excel at everything from launching a franchise’s eco-system to building out custom themes to migrating from Wordpress to deploying scheduling across 100s of sites.

In closing...Everyone continues to be happy - agency, client and franchisee.

This Week At DevHub HQ

August 21, 2016 By - 0 Comments

Update for week ending August 21, 2016.

DevHub continues to innovate on multi-site development. From agencies looking to take a national client to the hyper local level or the SMB provider expanding their local digital offering; DevHub is there. This week we continued to change the mindset of current and prospective DevHub users, clients and partners about the multi-dimensional uses for DevHub in solving their unique problems. Below is a recap of this week's notable events:


 

Web Experience You Control - at Scale

Mobile Sites

Responsive Sites

Manage thousands of websites on unique domains, devices, and services.

Mobile Sites

Vertical Specific

Our unique approach to content management allows you to generate unlimited sites. Great for Real estate, Service based, multi-location, franchise etc...

Mobile Sites

Landing Pages

Build, manage, and track 10 to 10,000 campaigns running different domains.

Mobile Sites

eCommerce Sites

Provide full featured eCommerce sites in seconds.

Mobile Sites

Spec Sites

Show potential and existing customers their “name in lights” for sales acceleration.

Mobile Sites

Location Sites

Manage consistent branding, SEO, and campaigns from national to regional to local levels.

Mobile Sites

Regional Sites

Add another layer of digital real estate to extend a brand’s reach and marketing spend.

Mobile Sites

Proxy and TRACE

Campaign enablement at scale and Rapidly build localized pages.

DevHub is built on a modern Technology Stack