CrowdSearch

You can have the best website in the world, but if no one visits it, what use is it? Many webmasters (including my clients) have sites that are designed to earn money in one way or another. So web traffic is vitally important for that business model. Is SEO Enough? Having a Search Engine Optimized…

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SoakSoak WordPress Malware

On Sunday, Dec. 14 2014, a new WordPress threat called SoakSoak infected over 100,000 sites. That number will have risen sharply over the last 2 days. If your blog is infected, and that infection has been detected by Google and other security companies, your site will be blacklisted. That means it won’t appear in the…

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iNeedArticles Review

One problem that faces every blogger is how to keep the content coming. Many write all the content for their blogs themselves while others outsource the writing task. Over the years, many content providers have come and gone. In the past, you could buy article packs that you could throw up on a site, though…

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Google released the Penguin 3.0 algorithm update for its search engine last Friday (Oct. 17th) and it’s rollout was completed this morning. Penguin targets sites that are deemed to be spammy, and hones in on those sites that are found to be in violation of Google’s guidelines about linking. Google hasn’t yet provided any information…

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Daily Dish Pro Theme

Click the image to see a full demo of the theme. As you may know, the blogs I create here at Top Design Blogs are primarily built on the Genesis Framework. StudioPress are the company that created that framework and the multitude of themes built on it. Who can resist a WordPress theme that shows…

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The Rankings Institute

Download this FREE reportthat Andrew Hansen has just released Andrew Hansen has released his third and final video in addition to the previous two case study videos where he reviews the results of two of his Rankings Institute students. The Rankings Institute is a members-only site that teaches an 8-week intensive SEO course. Students learn…

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WordPress Update Announcement

WordPress has just released version 3.9.2, fixing a serious bug which allows someone to easily overload any site running WordPress version v3.5 to v3.9.1. I recommend that you upgrade any WordPress installation to the latest version every time you are prompted to do so on your dashboard. Since the introduction of WP 3.7, sites will…

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Last month I posted about my findings regarding how expensive GoDaddy domain renewals had become. This month I learned that GoDaddy are discontinuing all their domain renewal coupons. They’re still using Bait & Switch tactics for luring the unwary into their grasp with offers of low-priced domains such as $1.99 .com domains. Yes, that link…

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Domain Name Extensions

It’s domain renewal time for me around this time of year and I see that GoDaddy have changed their website and user interface…again. This time, logging in, instead of getting to www.godaddy.com, I got redirected to ie.godaddy.com (I’m in Ireland). So now GoDaddy are implementing regional variations of their site. Why would that be? The…

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BlogDefender Logo

BlogDefender was originally launched in 2012 to meet the need for training on how to protect WordPress blogs from unwanted attacks from hackers. For 2014, the product has been revamped, taking account of how WordPress has changed over the last 2 years and how hackers methodologies have changed in that time as well. WordPress users,…

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