Useful Internet Tools & Tips

How Google’s “Not Secure” Warning Affects Your Site

HTTPS browser bar

Every year, Microsoft, Google and all the big names tech make advancements in securing the internet and protecting people’s privacy. They are continually rolling out new features aimed at improving browser security. One of the biggest updates we’ve seen is included in the newest release of Google’s web browser Chrome. Google is now marking all…

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Countdown to GDPR: Effective May 25, 2018

Personal Data Security GDPR

Beginning in a matter of mere weeks, the EU will be enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – a set of laws designed to protect the personal data of its citizens. Effective May 25, the GDPR applies to any company that processes or stores the personal data of EU citizens. GDPR BASIC COMPLIANCE A…

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Stand Out On Google Using Schema Markup (A Quick How-To)

Schema Database Flowchart

We know what you’re thinking. A quick guide to what-a? Schema (pronounced shee-mah) might sound foreign and complicated, but we’re here to help you easily master it. Learn to properly use schema and your website listing on search engine results pages will be detailed, distinct and get more clicks. Schema is structured data that translates web…

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WordPress 4.9 is LIVE: See Whats New

WordPress Background

“New features in 4.9 will smooth your design workflow and keep you safe from coding errors.” – Mel Choyce, WordPress Blog The newest version of WordPress has been released –  WordPress 4.9 – dubbed “Tipton”. Fun Fact: WordPress core developers agree they all share at least one thing in common, a love for jazz music, and have…

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How to Protect Personal & Payment Data And Avoid Fines

EU Personal Data Laws Online

How much is your privacy and personal information worth to you? For hackers, that number is about $41.47/per hour profit totaling over $110 billion since 2010 (according to password app company, Keeper). $110 billion with a “b” – that’s how much hackers have stolen in just 7 years by breaking into databases and selling personal…

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For Online Sellers: Sales and Income Tax Amnesty Program

Online Seller Taxes

The Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) recently unveiled an amnesty program which will allow some online sellers to waive any previous tax liability, including interest and penalties, in states they have a sales tax nexus with. Twenty four states are currently participating in the the MTC National nexus amnesty program, which runs from August 17 –…

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How Not To Get Hacked: 4 Things Hackers Don’t Like

Don't Get Hacked

From email attacks phishing for personal information to e-commerce attacks that extract credit card numbers and even ransomware attacks that hold your computer “hostage” until you pay the hacker to release your data – a hack is a hack. A recent survey by Manta found that 87% of small business owners did not feel they were at risk of…

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How To List Your Home-Based Business Online & Get Found

Results Get Found

Thanks to the internet, it’s no longer necessary to open a store front to reach customers. It’s the first place 4 out of 5 consumers turn to when looking for a business or product information. So how do you ensure your web based business is easily found on the web? Here are the first steps…

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