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7 Tips to Keep Your Website Secure

  Happy new year! The start of the year is when people often set goals for themselves – whether that's exercising more, eating better, or picking up the guitar. But what about checking in on your web security? Did you know there is a hacker attack every 39 seconds? The cost of data breaches increased [...]

30+ Internet Statistics & Trends for 2019 (UPDATED) – VPN Geeks

Internet Statistics & Trends in 2019 The internet is maturing, now 30 years young - the whole world is jumping on board. What will this mean for the Internet in 2019 and beyond? Global Internet usage is rising at an astronomical pace. With millions of internet users coming online each day, it won’t be long until [...]

Adjusting to Facebook’s Newsfeed Algorithm Changes

Facebook is an invaluable outlet for your brand. In fact, it has been named the “most important” social platform for marketers and it’s not hard to see why. The social media platform boasts over 2 billion monthly active users, and over 1 billion daily active users. The site is a golden opportunity for businesses— but, in [...]

Annual Trends in Local Search Ranking Factors Analyzed – BrightLocal

It looks like it's all about Google 'My Business'. If you're a local business, it's a good idea to take another look at this page and make sure it's fully updated and filled out. Source: Annual Trends in Local Search Ranking Factors Analyzed - BrightLocal

What’s New in WordPress 5.0 (How to Prepare for Gutenberg)

Big changes coming down the pipeline for WordPress... The release date for WordPress 5.0 is quickly approaching. If you ignored all the other updates this year, now’s the time to buckle down and take notice as this will be the biggest update for 2018 (possibly 2019). WordPress is completely revamping how users and developers use [...]

Do Local Businesses Need Social Media? – BrightLocal

We’ve asked whether local businesses still need websites and blogs, but what of social media? Here contributor Shane Barker explains how Facebook and friends still bring awareness, leads, and conversions to local businesses. Apart from bringing people closer, social media is proving to be a crucial tool for business growth. Numerous businesses, especially local establishments, are relying [...]

Do Local Businesses Still Need a Website? – BrightLocal

In short, yes, local businesses do still need a website.. Bright Local explores more about how Google My Business pages are drawing traffic away, and why it's still vital for local businesses to have a website. Key Takeaways While 97% of consumers looked online for an local business last year, fewer people are following up [...]

How to Design Landing Pages That Convert

A landing page is a web page where you send visitors with the goal to convert them into paying customers, subscribers, etc. It’s typically a standalone page, meaning it’s sole purpose is to receive traffic from your marketing campaigns and generate targeted leads with a focused Call to Action (CTA). The best landing pages are [...]

7 Ways to Win Your Calls to Action – DreamHost

As it turns out, there’s a lot of thought that goes into encouraging clicks. Putting the right message in front of the right people at the right time — an effective call to action (CTA) — is a way to get those people to buy, read, click, and download. CTAs are the gateway to everything [...]

PSA: Severe Vulnerability in All Wi-Fi Devices

This is a public service announcement (PSA) from the Wordfence team regarding a security issue that has a wide impact.Today is being called “Black Monday” in many information security circles. We have had a major Wi-Fi vulnerability announced that affects absolutely every device that supports Wi-Fi. The vulnerability allows attackers to decrypt WPA2 connections. A [...]

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