SEO in 2016

Adaptation is the name of the game in 2016 where SEO is concerned and here’s why: 1. Build Deep Links Not Wide Links You’ve probably noticed that the area available to actual search results on Google’s results page is getting smaller and smaller as Google add more ads and prioritize its own content (or content…

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WordPress Hacked

Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen the number of hacking attempts on my sites increase. I get literally hundreds, if not thousands, of alerts from my sites letting me know about Brute Force Attacks, most of which involve someone firing numerous login attempts at my WordPress blogs in the hopes they’ll get access. While…

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If you knew that a bulletproof vest was only 8% effective against a bullet – would you let someone shoot you? Well, unless you have big issues… I’m guessing the answer is no… So if you knew that your WordPress site security is only 8% effective against common hacker attacks – would you set your…

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Brute Force Amplification Attacks Against WordPress XML-RPC

Sucuri have reported that hackers are exploiting a hidden feature in WordPress’ XML-RPC component, using the system.multicall method to execute multiple Brute Force attacks inside a single post request. Normally, hackers attempt to gain direct access to a site running WordPress through the wp-login.php page. That’s not the case here. Instead, attackers are circumventing the…

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Thinking of starting an online business? You are not alone. Hundreds of new businesses are launched online every day. The key for your business to succeed is to be able to stand out from the crowd. You can easily set up an online store within minutes, but the planning that goes on before the site…

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Lightbox Optin Forms

It’s always a good idea to build an email list with any site. I use the Aweber autoresponder service (there are many others) to handle the maintenance of mailing lists and their administration. Autoresponder services allow you to create email opt-in forms and some, like Aweber, allow you to “skin” your forms (i.e. change how…

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ScrapeBreaker WP plugin

Google’s ranking algorithms are not perfect as we all know, but there’s one deficiency that guaranteed to make your blood boil… A spammer, or some web scraper robot, comes along to your site, scrapes all of your unique content, publishes it on their site, and then Google can’t always determine who exactly is the original author of that…

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Hostnine 4-Day Sale - Get 50% Off!

This 50% Discount Sale starts and end today, April 13th, 2016!  If you’ve read the posts on this site, you probably came across the Why You Should Be Careful About Choosing a Webhost post. Not all webhosting companies are created equal and it’s usually a false economy to sign up with the one with the lowest…

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Mobile responsive sites

I don’t know about you, but I have a love/hate relationship with Google. They send me lots of free traffic, but I have to continually jump through hoops to get them to do that and keep my sites ranked highly. trying to keep us all on our toes again, Google is releasing a VERY significant…

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Yoast SEO WordPress plugin Security Vulnerability

When you build sites with Wordpress, it is essential to use an SEO plugin to prevent indexing of tags, categories etc which otherwise results in duplicate content on your site. The plugin I recommend is Yoast SEO (it’s freely available), which is an amazing plugin. It’s a plugin I use on every site I build for myself…

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