Using Affiliate Links Effectively On Your Blog

If you do affiliate marketing you’ll know that many affiliate links are long and ugly, containing what looks like a random mix of characters. When a visitor comes to your site and sees a link like that appear in their browser status bar, they can find it offputting. The link may go to a site…

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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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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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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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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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Back in April (2013), a MAJOR distributed Brute Force Login attack was perpetrated on every server where WordPress was installed. This was an on-going and highly-distributed, global attack across virtually every web host in existence that went on for weeks. The attack was well organized and over 90,000 IP addresses were involved in it. Statistics…

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Most people who use WordPress don’t know a thing about securing their sites from hackers. Many webmasters will also use simple and easy-to-guess usernames like “admin” or ridiculously easy-to-guess passwords like “password” or “123456“. Naivete more so than complacency is responsible here. And it’s only after your blog gets hacked that you recognize how important…

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WordPress is the most popular blogging platform on the planet. It’s an open-source project so anyone can add new functions and capabilities to their blogs. This is typically done by plugin developers as it’s easy to add new plugins into any WordPress installation. Some of these plugins are absolutely free. Others are not, and these…

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