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6 Ways Small Businesses Can Increase Website Sales

The proliferation of internet has given rise to literally thousands of websites. According to Netcraft January 2017 web survey, the number of websites have increased from 906,616,188 in January 2016 to 1.8 billion this year. The number of websites exceeded the 1 billion mark for the first time in October 2014, after which it fell back to 900 million mainly ...

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The Lazy Man’s Guide to Being a Webmaster

There is no doubt that your website helps you grow a business. Behind every website that we see on the internet are some webmasters who are burning their midnight oil doing everything they need to keep a website online & growing. Their responsibility is to ensure that the website is always working perfectly. This article will help the webmasters gain ...

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Equifax Breach Aftermath: Ensure That Your Website & Collected Data is Secure

Credit reporting agency Equifax has suffered, perhaps, the most serious hack in history. Information regarding an estimated 143 million has been compromised. What’s worse, it’s already been spread across three countries. More shockingly, Equifax sat silent on the hack for over a month, leaving millions of people exposed. Sure, there will be lawsuits. And hopefully those lawsuits will set forth ...

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The Battle For Net Neutrality and Why YOU Should Care

Net neutrality has been all over the news for a while now, and especially these past few weeks. As is often the case these days, once an issue becomes contentious or controversial, misinformation becomes common. Net neutrality is especially controversial as lobbying groups on both sides have been spending tremendous sums of money on marketing what they want us to ...

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Top 5 Community Builder Platforms of 2017

Even though the world is pretty set on social networks, what with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and others already sharing most of the pie. However online communities are more popular than ever as people look to carve out their own little place online. A place where like-minded individuals can get together and discuss relevant news & topics. These days webmasters ...

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WannaCry Attacks: What Happened & How To Stay Protected

Last Friday the National Health Service in the United Kingdom reported outages as a massive malware attack brought down various computers and systems. As news of this broke, other organizations realized they were being hit by the same malware virus. Government bodies and individual users reported experiencing similar attacks. It quickly became obvious that the attacks, which were carried out ...

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5 Must Have WordPress Plugins for 2017

One of the wonders of WordPress is how easily configurable it is. There are thousands of plugins out there that let you easily enhance your website without learning any bit of code. WordPress plugins play a critical role in enhancing the visibility and overall functionality of your site. You need a mix of plugins to ensure the visibility, security and ...

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Are Spaces In My URL Allowed?

For those of us old-timers on the web – we may feel weary about creating file or directory names with spaces in them. See back in the days of Netscape Navigator and the early days of Internet Explorer – spaces were treated by browsers and servers as the end of a URL. So something like http://www.somewhere.com/my directory/some page.html ends up ...

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Infographic: The A-Z of Tyography by Fontsmith

When the average person thinks about design they often think about colors, pictures, maybe even vectors – however rarely does the average person think about typography. And maybe that’s what makes typography so crucial – it’s something that is so important that we don’t even notice it. The right font can make or break a website. It can make a ...

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Always Keep Your Own Backups

I talk about creating and managing an online presence alot here on Rapid Purple – and every now and then someone will ask me what I think is the most important aspect of an online presence. Often times they are totally shocked by the answer. Backups. Backups are by far the most important thing when it comes to your online presence ...

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Do I Really Need SSL?

Ever since Google mentioned the words “ranking signal” and “SSL” together people have been twisting this meaning and falsely believing they need to convert their website to SSL for SEO benefits – and fact of the matter is that this isn’t entirely true. There is ALOT more things you can, and should, be doing which will provide a much larger ...

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Can We Stop Hating On Google Please?

The webmaster community has quiet the love/hate relationship going on with Google. Unfortunately I think alot of the blame we throw on Google is quiet undeserved. I can understand, to a point, why so many webmasters can get upset with Google – however I also can see how many of the times everyone is putting the blame on Google they ...

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Understanding SSL Basics – Pros, Cons, Misconceptions

Ever since Google started talking about giving an SEO boost to SSL-enabled websites there’s been plenty of questions going around about SSL from people who’ve never considered it in the past. This prompted me to record the following video to help explain some of the basics of SSL encryption, along with some of the misconceptions surrounding it. Throughout the above ...

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Fixing Your Website After a base64 Attack

Website attacks are becoming more and more popular these days, and Base64 attacks are by far one of the most common. They focus on exploiting a PHP vulnerability within a website and injecting malicious, base64-encoded code. The main targets of such attacks are usually out-dated, poorly coded, or nulled plugins. With that said if you’ve found that you’re website suddenly ...

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Building An Adult Website

Adult websites. Porn. XXX. However you call it it’s still one of the greatest moneymakers on the web. It still gets more traffic than most other web-based industries. So if you’re considering starting an adult website, it is certainly no wonder why. With some business acumen, a bit of ethics, and certain knowledge of the law, you can make quite ...

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Is Your Host Really Using SSD’s?

It seems that whenever a new technology gets introduced into the hosting industry there’s a fair share of providers who choose to make claims about the use of this new technology without actually integrating it into their infrastructure. Such has been the case as SSD’s first got introduced into the hosting marketplace. SSD’s offer a tremendous amount of improvement over ...

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