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Broken Links Are Bad News

A webmaster or website owner’s role or responsibilities do not end when the website he operates goes “live” and is now accessible by visitors online. There are a whole new set of responsibilities and functions that a website owner has to assume in order to make sure that his website continuously works perfectly and is able to fulfill its intended functions. Some of the responsibilities he has to assume include providing fresh content as much as possible, submitting the website to search engines and actively looking for reciprocal links in order to raise the ranking in search engines. One of …

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The Ultimate Website Launch Checklist

Launching a website can be a huge undertaking. A successful launch requires managing many moving parts including content, design, marketing and the technical side. That’s why we have created this handy checklist for you to use on your next website launch or redesign. And don’t forget, you can get this as an interactive checklist that you and your team can collaborate around. Just create a free account with Process Street and grab it from the examples section. I also exported a PDF version from the app if you prefer that. Click Here to Download the PDF Version. Website Launch Checklist …

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Qualsys test results

Qualys FreeScan – Online Vulnerability Scan Accurately scan your network, servers, desktops or web apps for security vulnerabilities. Scanning takes just minutes to find out where you’re at risk. With FreeScan You Can: Scan computers and apps on the Internet or in your network. Detect security vulnerabilities and the patches needed to fix them. View interactive scan reports by threat or by patch. Test websites & apps for OWASP Top Risks and malware. Test computers against SCAP security benchmarks. Qualys FreeScan service enables you to safely and accurately scan your network for security threats and vulnerabilities, and experience the benefits …

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Speed up your WordPress site with 2 lines of code

In your WordPress Settings, you specify the WordPress address and the site address. Those are added in your database, and every time the developer calls it in the template, it is running a database query. These WordPress settings were introduced to override the database values without changing them : define (‘WP_HOME’, ‘http://www.mysite.com’); define(‘WP_SITEURL’, ‘http://www.mysite.com’); By adding these in your wp-config.php, you are reducing the number of database queries thus increasing your site’s performance. If you use ssl certificates, use https If your default url is not-www, then use http://mysite.com

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The Importance of Maintenance

Clients are the livelihood of our business, yet, they do not understand the technologies we use. If they do, they are probably in the wrong business. Recently, WordPress released WordPress 4.7.2 to fix a Content Injection Vulnerability. Sucuri called it a severe risk. This week, there have been hundreds of thousands of websites that have been affected by this vulnerability according to Sucuri and WP Tavern. According to the two sites, the phrases “Hacked by NG689Skw” or “Hacked by w4l3XzY3” are an indication of the hacks. Now, the hackers are hacking the hacked sites as well! so you have layers of …

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Free public domain image websites

The last thing you want is to get sued for ‘Borrowing’ an image for your site. Here’s a list of free public domain image websites Public domain images are defined as images for which the copyright has expired or never existed in the first place. They are free to be used by almost anyone for personal and commercial purposes. Museums, individuals and libraries like the Oxford’s Bodleian Library are releasing thousands of public domain images online, making them more freely available to the public. Free public domain images are an important cultural resource for everyone. But when you’re using them in design jobs you need to …

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SEO Experts to Worth Following

If you are going to take advice – Take it from the industry experts. Here’s a roundup of the best there is. 1) Matt Cutts: Matt is head of the web-spam team at Google. He writes about the latest Google updates and he’s usually the first to know. He is one of the few people who can provide insights about the Google changes that usually take everybody by surprise. Matt is very good at explaining even the most complex and abstract SEO notions using everyday language. If you are looking for a “dummies” edition of a SEO guide, just take a peek …

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Higher Rankings For WordPress Sites

Optimizing your site using the best practices outlined here will help you improve your rankings, gain more subscribers and have a better website in general. As I take quite a holistic view on (WordPress) SEO, meaning that I think good SEO should be engrained in all aspects of your online marketing and PR, this guide covers quite a lot of ground and is therefor a long read. Check out the table of contents below for some quick jumping around. Updates to this WordPress SEO article This article has been kept up to date with the best practices for WordPress SEO …

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10 Steps to Ultimate Blog Promotion

Promoting your blog never ends – whether you are a blogging super-star or just started your first blog. You must learn how to promote your blog the right way – get maximum impact with minimum moves. Here’s my personal cheat sheet I use to promote every post I publish at Traffic Generation Café. August 6, 2013 by Ana Hoffman The web is flooded with blogs that manage to flourish while consistently publishing less than mediocre content. You know what their secret is? Stellar blog promotion. If you know how to promote your blog, your brand, your posts, website traffic won’t …

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How to Get Free Blog Backlinks for Your Website

How to Get Free Blog Backlinks for Your Website   Blog comment marketing is one of the most powerful tools in an affiliate Internet marketer’s arsenal. Blog comment backlinking is the act of visiting websites with the purpose of submitting comments and opinions through the website’s comment form. As opposed to websites with little dynamic content, blogs typically attract more traffic and higher “search engine authority” than their static website counterparts. When used responsibly, this powerful method can provide a boon of high-quality backlinks for your turnkey website business. Furthermore, using this technique increases your site’s search engine ranking and …

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