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Year in Review: 2023 for O’Brien Media

As we close the chapter on 2023, we at O'Brien Media reflect on a year replete with growth, innovation, and remarkable achievements. This year marked not only our 16th anniversary in the industry but also a series of significant milestones and advancements. We saw team members move on to take on new challenges, and new team members joined us (hello John!). We streamlined a whole lot of processes...
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Navigating the Storm: Google’s Battle Against a Colossal Spam Surge in Search Results

Google's search results have recently been overwhelmed by a massive spam attack. Newly registered domains, some just 24-48 hours old, have been exploiting loopholes in Google's algorithms to rank for hundreds of thousands, and potentially millions, of keyword phrases. These domains interlink extensively, forming typical spammy link networks​​. The spammers have targeted longtail phrases,...
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Why opt for a professionally designed WordPress website over website builders

In today’s digital world, a robust online presence is essential for businesses of all sizes. While website builders like Wix offer a quick route to getting online, they come with limitations that can stymie your business’s long-term growth. At O'Brien Media, we champion professionally designed WordPress websites, and here are the reasons why. 1. Customisation and Flexibility Website Builders'...
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Enhancing Accessibility with our New ‘View in Browser’ Feature

At O'Brien Media, we continually strive to improve our communication and ensure that it's accessible to all our valued customers. We understand the diverse needs of our audience and are excited to announce a significant update that enhances accessibility and user experience: the introduction of a "View in Browser" link at the top of all our emails. Why the 'View in Browser' Feature Matters...
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Website design case studies, and client feedback

We've worked on web design projects of all kinds Rather than show you just what we want you to see we include every website we design and build below.  Each and every project we work on is designed to the complete satisfaction of our clients so there's a wide variety of websites below that showcase our web design skills and our ability to meet and exceed client expectations. The only projects we...
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Service Status Page

We make our service status page, including any past maintenance and service issues, public - it's also hosted outside of our network to ensure that it's always available, even if the worst happens and our hosting platform goes down (in case you didn't know, we put our money where our mouths are - quite literally - in that our webiste is hosted on the same infrastructure that hosts customer...
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Enhancing Your Business Email Experience with SOGo Groupware

At O'Brien Media, we are always on the lookout for innovative solutions that can enhance our clients' digital experience. That's why we are thrilled to announce that we are now offering SOGo Groupware as a complimentary add-on to our email hosting services. SOGo is a cutting-edge, open-source groupware server that promises to revolutionize how businesses manage their communication and scheduling...
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O’Brien Media: New Email Hosting Platform Powered by iRedMail

In the realm of digital communications, email remains a cornerstone. Recognizing its critical role, O'Brien Media has strategically established a new, independent email hosting platform, distinct from our website hosting services. This platform is powered by our servers and iRedMail, a leading open-source mail server solution. This move not only highlights our commitment to providing specialized...
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O’Brien Media’s New Cutting-Edge Hosting Platform Going Into 2024

Why O'Brien Media Chooses Debian Linux, Nginx, PHP, MariaDB, and Node for a Cutting-Edge Hosting Platform In the dynamic world of web hosting, making the right technological choices is crucial. At O'Brien Media, we've carefully selected Debian Linux, Nginx, PHP, MariaDB, and Node as the core components of our hosting platform. This combination, coupled with our commitment to virtualization and...
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