Last year (around this time) I did a post on creating secure website passwords. Today, I came across an article from Lifehacker titled "How to Do Passwords Right in 2018" so I thought I'd share some of other ways you can keep you accounts secure on the world wide web. Here are some of the tips from the Lifehacker article: Use Your Browser Tools Many modern browsers can recommend passwords for your website. Nowadays your browsers also work as a pretty good password manager as well so you don't have to worry about remembering them. Use A Password Manager [...]
Daily Infographic (and Vertical Response) recently had a great infograph called "Copywriting Cheat Sheet" about why and how to write for an Email blast, Social Media and for the web. Here's some of the highlights...and check out the infograph below! Email Newsletters Email Newsletter Copy Should Include Divided Sections Short sentances Call-to-action ...and should be... Personable Informative Consistent Educational Non-salesy Impactful Blog Articles Blog article copy should include... Sources Shorter sentences Links to other posts Keywords Questions ...and should be... Story-based Have personality Engaging Opinionated Facebook Posts Facebook Posts should include Questions An ask for [...]
User or Customer reviews are very important. I have a number of clients who really really push for reviews. Turns out they're really successful businesses. Take a look at this infographic from Daily Infographic called "Why User Reviews Matter For Your Business". Check it out below:
Over the last few years I've found myself using Google Drive and Google Docs a lot! It definitely helps with collaboration, sharing files and freeing up some hosting space. The folks at GetVoip have come up with an infographic titled, "24 Google Doc Hacks and Add-ons to Make Your Life Easier." Check it out below:
Whether you're writing a sales letter, blog post or posting on Facebook, it's critical to have engaging language. Luckily for us Custom Writing has an infograph titled "28 Boring Words And What To Use Instead." It's got some great suggestions for word replacements. Use it on your next post!
Hello all! Got a message that the .net pricing is going to be increased. That means I gotta increase as well. Good news is they're only going up $1. Not the biggest deal in the world, but I thought I'd keep you posted. This will effect all domains as of Feb 1, 2018. Domain Pricing Changes .net new price's are as follows: 1 - 4 years: $17 / year 5+ years: $16 / year
The upcoming week or so brings a bit of work for I Heart Blank. It's time for both monthly updates and yearly updates. I will be updating all I Heart Blank websites with a proper "© 2018" footer. With over 90 sites to update, it's gonna take a few days. If after the next week, I somehow missed your site, please email me and I'll get it fixed right away.
There will be a vote on December 14, 2017 in which the FCC will attempt to kill net neutrality. A lot of people seem to be against it, but don't know what's really going on. I thought I'd put together a post to help explain what's going on and what you can do. What Is Net Neutrality? Net Neutrality, on it's own, is pretty basic. It simply means that information across the internet (websites, streaming, downloads, etc.) are all 'equal.' It doesn't discriminate. You can stream movies just as fast as you can download something. All websites, streaming and [...]
Great news! Wordpress 4.9, titled "Tipton" was released this week. Wordpress 4.9 brings a bunch of revamped features. Here are the 'highlights' from Wordpress' Blog: Customizer Workflow Improved Draft and Schedule Site Design Customizations Yes, you read that right. Just like you can draft and revise posts and schedule them to go live on the date and time you choose, you can now tinker with your site’s design and schedule those design changes to go live as you please. Collaborate with Design Preview Links Need to get some feedback on proposed site design changes? WordPress 4.9 gives you a [...]
Often times when creating or entering a new password, Wordpress will determine that they are ‘too weak’ to allow. It can seem random even if you think your password is pretty secure. When it comes down to it, your website should be as secure as possible and will help prevent it to be hacked or come under brute force attacks. The solution? Make sure you're are using secure, strong passwords. I've also come across some passwords that seem strong, but are considered ‘weak’ by the algorithm WordPress uses. There are a few reasons for this. Wordpress is using Dropbox’s zxcvbn library to [...]
It's that time again, but instead of hourly rates, the monthly maintenance plans will be going up. Check out the details below: 2018 Maintenance Plan Rates The Maintenance plans are designed to give your business a little help throughout the year at a discounted rate. I haven't raised the maintenance plan rates since I started over 6 years ago. This year is the year I had to take the jump. I've added another 'tier' to give another option for your needs. In the upcoming months, I'll be contacting everyone on a maintenance plan to discuss what plan best fits [...]
Wordpress is pretty Search Engine (and SEO) friendly. We're going to look at creating (and optimizing) Meta Titles and Meta Descriptions. We'll also go over some tips and tricks using the Yoast SEO plugin to make your website even more SEO friendly! Defining Our Terms So, when you get results in a search engine (SERP's,) you'll see a Meta Title, URL, and then Meta Description. Meta Title / SEO Title / Tag Title - This is the 'blue' part of the search result and is the Title of the Page URL - This is the URL that is displayed as a [...]