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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Is your website ready for Google’s security changes?

Every so often, a powerful company in an industry makes a decision that shifts the earth upon which we stand. Do you remember the last time you played a game on Flash? I’m betting it’s been a while, because in one fell swoop in 2010, Steve Jobs felled Flash by announcing that Apple iOS products…

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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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