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Unfortunately, it’s a sure thing that Google is not going to publish the criteria it uses for deciding who gets penalized. So we have to make an educated guess. In the SEO community, our opinions come from spending a lot of time–in some cases years–observing what does, and doesn’t get good results. As with just about any other aspect of SEO, most of what I’m about to say here will be met with cyber-cries of ‘but I disagree,’ or ‘I can prove otherwise,’ pr even expletives! That’s the nature of what we do–there’s always a lot of room for disagreement. … [Read more...] about Is Your Site Under Google Penalty?
In Conclusion As you can see, SEO friendly web design isn’t just about search engines. Making your website search engine friendly will also make it visitor friendly, from the design to the functionality. Be sure to look at the various ways you can update your small business website in order to make it friendly for everyone, search engines and visitors alike. … [Read more...] about 5 Things to Know About #SEO Friendly Web Design
This was the case with my website and the Revolution Slider attack that compromised more than 100,000 websites at the end of last year. Due to my theme having been pre-packaged with the premium plugin, I was not notified that there was an update for the plugin due to me not having my own premium license (the theme developer most likely had a developer license to include the plugin in the theme which didn’t transfer to me as the user when I bought the theme). I was unable to update the plugin until after purchasing a license of my own, but by that time it was too late to prevent the damage that had already been done. … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Keeping Your WordPress Site Secure
Choosing a good web host for WordPress presents several challenges. A web host should be a positive addition to your website’s arsenal. Things like additional websites, bandwidth, or things like no WHM control panel can be (and should be) dealbreakers. Find a host that will suit your needs and let you upgrade your monthly bandwidth as necessary. As you drive more traffic to your site, you want to make sure that your host has some way for you to upgrade that bandwidth. Almost nothing can be worse than obtaining thousands of visitors a month and find that your website is suddenly down due to lack of bandwidth. … [Read more...] about How to Build a WordPress Site in 24 Hours