Useful Internet Tools & Tips

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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Secure vs. Encrypted Email: What’s The Difference?

Encryption Lock

Keeping information private and secure on the world wide web has become an increasingly hot topic. With the CIA data breeches making global headline news, it goes to show you that no one is exempt from exposing their own personal information, their friend’s, family’s and even their client’s. The cyberattacks during the 2016 presidential election have…

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FAQ's From The Web-Savvy Builders

FAQ

When it comes to building and maintaining a web presence, we believe one of the most important aspects is making sure you have access to control your own website. Even if you have a managed website host or have entrusted a designer with your site, it is vital you have access (logins) to your domain…

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SEO Essentials: The Checklist (Part 2)

SEO Friendly

In our previous blog, SEO: The Basics we covered what SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is, why it is important and the first basic steps that go into the back-end planning stages of setting up your website so it can be easily found by users. Now, for part 2 of our blog series, let’s delve a…

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Getting Started: The First Steps in Building Your Web Presence

“What does your business have that no other business has? The answer should be simple. It has you and your passion. Don’t downplay this.” – Gail Randolph  When we talk about a web presence, we’re talking about much more than just putting together a website. Think of your web presence as an online version of…

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