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Protecting Your Website Against Hackers

If you’re paying attention, you know that cybercrime is no joke. In 2015, cybercrime cost $3 trillion annually, and projections indicate that number will double by 2021. Yikes. The real question is, what are you doing to protect yourself? A lot of local business owners do the bare minimum and tell themselves it’s enough.
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Why Website Maintenance is a Must

As a business owner, you’ve got to wear many hats in the course of a day. You might be a salesperson one minute and a human resources manager the next. It’s a lot to do. And, when it comes to add items to your to-do list, you might do everything you can to minimize what you take on. Your time’s limited – and valuable – and there are only so many hours in a day. Website maintenance is the perfect example. It might seem unnecessary – and you might wonder if it’s something you can ignore.
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What’s Changing with Google (and How It Affects You)

Trying to pin down Google’s algorithm is a little like trying to nail Jell-O to a wall. Why would you even try? It’s just going to fall off the nail anyway. If that’s how you feel, it’s understandable. It can be frustrating. You want your site to appear on the first page of Google’s search results. But, the algorithm isn’t public, and Google is notoriously close-mouthed about it. But guess what? You can’t stop trying.
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Traffic is NOT the Holy Grail – This Is

If I get one more offer in my inbox telling me how to free traffic I’ll… well, I guess I’ll do what I’ve been doing – delete it. First of all, there is no free traffic. Sorry. If it takes you TIME, then it’s not free. Second, a lack of traffic isn’t the problem for 99% of marketers. Nope. Traffic can be bought in a heartbeat. Get out the credit card and buy solo ads and AdWords and Facebook ads and so forth until your card melts and you’ll be rich, right? Then why aren’t you doing it?
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10 Reasons Why Your Website Speed is S-l-o-w

Someone clicks on your website link and magically they’re transported to your site, right? Well, no. It’s a lot more complicated than that, with hundreds of requests instantly pinged around the world to bring the text and images to your visitor’s screen. In fact, there is so much going on in those few short seconds, that there is a LOT that can go wrong – and frequently does. And a slow website is BAD news for you.
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How to Know What Your Site Looks Like in Different Browsers

Sometimes we have website browser issues and don’t even know it. The problem is when visitors come to your site from a different browser and your site doesn’t display correctly – that visitor will often immediately leave. You work too hard to get traffic for that to happen. Here are 4 different sites that will test your website to see what it looks like in each browser.
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How To Outsource Any Project In 4 Easy Steps

You’ve heard that outsourcing is a great way to grow your business (that’s true). And while you’d like to get started right away, maybe it all seems a little overwhelming. You’re not sure where to start or what steps to take to get the process rolling. Good news: You can get started with outsourcing in just four easy steps. Read on…
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Are You Losing Sales by Leaving Out Crucial Info?

I got a free trial download of a very popular software program. I used it, liked it, and when the trial was over, I wanted to buy the software. But guess what? No where… and I mean NO WHERE – on the order form did it tell me if I was getting the software for one month, one year or a lifetime. I “think” it was an annual fee. But I wasn’t sure. And that is why I didn’t buy it.
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How to Choose a Reliable Hosting Company for Your Business?

One of the biggest mistakes newbie companies make is choosing a cheap web hosting company which later turns out to be unreliable. But when every company advertises a 99.9% uptime, money back guarantee, and the first month of hosting free it’s hard to know which service is the best. As a matter of fact, it’s precisely why businesses end up with hosting services they regret using. Fortunately, there are a couple of steps you can follow to ensure that the company you choose does, in fact, have 99.9% uptime beyond just their glossy advertising.
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