How do you assess risk when it comes to your website?

You know what I have been thinking about a lot lately? What would 2019 Erika think if she was shown a picture of a grocery store with everyone wearing masks and (hopefully) abiding by line markers indicating which way you can enter the cereal article? If someone had told me that a great way to…

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2020, The Year of the Webinar

There is nothing particularly new and innovative about webinars. Surely you have been going to webinars for years. But, this does seem to be the Year of the Webinar. The reason is obvious: being stuck at home doesn’t obviate our need to learn. Webinars let us take in new skills during scraps of time from…

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Spring Insight to Host Free 2021 Website Planning Webinar

Bethesda, MD –  November 10, 2020 – Website and marketing company Spring Insight will be hosting a free webinar, about preparing websites for the coming year on December 14, 2020 at 12:30 PM EST.  The webinar, “Preparing Your Website for 2021,” conducted by Spring Insight owner Erika Dickstein, will help participants take stock of the…

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Bitcoin Scams and Your Website

Monday morning at 1:40 AM, I received an email from a client of ours concerned about a message she received.  Submitted via her site’s contact form (full text below), the message stated that the sender had found a vulnerability within the organization’s website and thus would be able to get their database credentials and move…

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? From Drupal to WordPress, That Is.

If you’ve hung around web strategy corners of the internet for any length of time, you’ll be familiar with the “the sky is falling” attitude that accompanies many significant changes to the status quo. We see it with just about every major Google Analytics update, we saw it when WordPress transitioned to Gutenberg, and we’re seeing…

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Hey Bob Marley, Stop Stealing My Bandwidth

The amazing thing about owning a business is that sometimes the problems are super interesting. Let me tell you such a tale, and in the process, teach you about a nefarious practice called “hotlinking”. About a month ago, I received an overage bill for traffic to a site that we host. I resell hosting from…

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GDPR Compliance and You (and your North American Business)

As our friends/overlords at Facebook would be quick to inform us, digital privacy is one of the biggest issues we face today. After spending decades mindlessly checking boxes that shared personal information with all manner of organizations, consumers are starting to realize that giving someone eternal access to their personal information in exchange for insight…

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Own a website? You need to read this. 

Remember that old saying, “when I tell you to jump, you ask how high?” Every industry has an 800-pound gorilla that periodically tells everyone to jump. In the web world, that gorilla is  Google and Google wants us all to reach for our jump ropes. There are two changes coming in early 2017 that you…

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