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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Just because you build it, doesn’t mean they will come.

Picture this: you own a successful local retail business in, say, beautiful Washington, DC. All of your hard work and sacrifice is paying off. You aren’t banging it out of the park, but you are doing nicely. Your customer base is growing, your inventory is under control, and you are starting to turn a steady…

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Favicons: The must-have website accessory

When it comes to talking website strategy, I usually focus on simple, but dramatic elements that make a big difference to the look and feel of your website. For example, if you want users to associate your brand with their comfort, avoid website elements that remind you of a virtual used car salesman. This week,…

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Dashboards are the New Black

You often see me blogging about website trends. There was my State of the Internet series, including The State of Website Design and there were Web Trends in 2015 that I’m LOVING and NOT LOVING, to name just a few. Hey, some people are into fashion. I’m into websites. There is a fashion I am…

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