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Michael Boguslavskiy

Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He's been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple - and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode - a full service marketing agency.

August, 2018

  • 4 August

    Looking to Fortify Your Website’s Security? Try MalCare Security Plugin!

    30% of sites on the internet are being powered by WordPress today – making it the most popular website-building tool. With its vast popularity, it is not surprising that WordPress is an alluring target for hackers. A hacked website can be misused to steal user data, and financial information and even spread misinformation along with a host of other malicious ...

July, 2018

  • 11 July

    Google Confirms: Too Many 5xx Errors Will Slow Down Your Website’s Crawl Rate

    Errors on your website are generally a bad thing – and while Google has always said that website errors aren’t a good thing – they’ve never specifically stated that those errors will play any role in your website’s crawl & indexing rates. However a recent question has gotten confirmation that 5xx errors will cause a slow down in your website’s crawling ...

  • 10 July

    Is My Website Indexed By Google Yet?

    The Internet moves really quickly – and these days nobody really wants to wait for anything. As such one of the first questions I hear from business owners in regards to their new websites is “How do I get my website onto Google?” The answer is extremely simple. All you need to do is setup Google Search Console – properly. ...

  • 10 July

    Facebook No Longer Banning Cryptocurrency Ads

    There’s a bit of a global ban on cryptocurrency related advertisements right now. Google, Twitter, and Apple have all banned cryptocurrency ads across all of their platforms. Facebook did the same thing at the start of 2018 – however they always said there were plans to revisit this ban in the future. Luckily the future is now as Facebook have ...

  • 9 July

    No Website Is Too Small To Hack

    Cyberattacks suck – and as webmasters we have to deal with a lot of them. All the time.  From SoakSoak, to WannaCry, malware and cyber attacks have been on the rise for years. The SiteLock Website Security Report for Q1 2018 recently showed that 1% of sampled sites are infected – which sounds like a really small number until you ...

  • 9 July

    Over 70 Million Fake Twitter Profiles Suspended!

    Fake followers has always been a bit of a pet peeve of mine – something I have talked about before. Over the past year Instagram and Facebook have began various clean-up campaigns. Working diligently to remove all the fake profiles from their social media networks. Twitter has now joined the fake profile clean-up crew, announcing the removal of over 70 ...

  • 9 July

    Yahoo Messenger Shuts Down This Month – After 20 Years of Service

    Saying Goodbye is never fun, and for those of us “old-school webmasters” – we’ve had to say goodbye to many things. MSN Messenger, AIM, Google Authorship, cPanel’s X3 theme – just to name a few. Many of us grew up using these apps and platforms, and as such it’s always a sad day when we have to let them go. ...

  • 3 July

    Understanding The <BASE> Tag in 2018

    The <BASE> tag has been a part of HTML for decades now, and little has changed with the tag itself as we’ve transition to 2018. At its core, the <BASE> tag creates a document base – off which relative hyperlinks in the body of the document will go. Change The Base URL For All Links On A Page By default, ...

June, 2018

  • 30 June

    How To Check Which Linux Shell You’re Using

    The majority of Linux based hosting servers generally use the BASH shell, or Bourne Again Shell. As such this is what we base most of our Linux server tutorials on. However other Linux shell’s exist, and it’s a good idea to make sure you know what Linux shell you’re using when you first login to a server. Luckily – getting ...

  • 30 June

    The BASH Shell: Copy, Move & Delete Files on Linux Servers

    Any webmaster will inevitably find themself staring at a terminal screen, tasked with a job of performing some management/maintenance work on a Linux based server. Most of the time you’ll find yourself doing basic tasks – like moving files, removing unnecessary directories, and renaming other ones. All of these things can be accomplished using a few simple commands – which ...

  • 28 June

    Live Edit Websites With These 3 Google Chrome Tricks

    Not every single webmaster task involves the need for in-depth programming, or performing a major website overhaul. Often times updates are based on content changes, or minor visual tweaks. When it comes to changes like this – it’s usually best to preview the changes before deciding to make them live. Luckily Google’s Chrome browser has some awesome tricks that help ...

  • 23 June

    ServerPronto Acquires Hosting Business Unit from BareMetalCloud.com

    ServerPronto, a dedicated server, and cloud hosting provider, has announced today it has completed its acquisition of BareMetalCloud.com’s hosting business unit. Users of the BareMetalCloud platform experienced a seamless transition as both companies worked closely together to complete the transaction. In addition, BareMetalCloud customers will now have access to all ServerPronto products, including Disaster Recovery, Disaster Avoidance, Managed Hosting, Managed ...

  • 16 June

    5 Ways You Can Easily Raise Your eCommerce Conversion Rates

    Small tweaks can make big changes in your conversion rates. To make the most out of the traffic you’re getting to your eCommerce store, optimization is key. However with the variety of optimization tweaks and conversion plugins that exist in the eCommerce world today – It can get a bit overwhelming. So – I put together this list of 5 ...

  • 16 June

    Infographic: Guide To Social Media Image Sizes [2018]

    Every year the awesome people behind MakeAWebsiteHub.com put together an updated infographic featuring all the common social media image sizes you need to know about. These include Facebook covers, Google+ banners, Twitter videos, and so much more. For 2018 – they’ve added Ello, WeChat, and Weibo. Check out the infographic below. If you want, you can also reference the 2016 ...

February, 2018

  • 27 February

    How To Setup Linux on Amazon EC2 with Apache, PHP & MySQL

    AWS is quickly turning into an extremely common solution – offering significantly more features than most VPS hosting providers, while also keeping the costs down. As such plenty of people aare turning to AWS for their online projects, starting from basic WordPress blogs – through to complex online applications. Through this tutorial we are going to cover how to use ...

  • 23 February

    What Do Your Font Choices Say About You?

    When it comes to visual marketing – every element these days holds a meaning. The colors you use, the type of graphics you have, and even the fonts you select – all hold a meaning to the people viewing them. Sometimes – the message you get across might not be as positive as you may have wanted. For example, SNL ...

January, 2018

  • 13 January

    Google My Business Now Allows Video Uploads

    Visual media goes a long way with Google My Business listings – with some businesses reporting that their photos produce the majority of their business listing views. A fact that only makes sense when you consider the importance that photos play when selecting a restaurant for a dinner date, a beauty salon for hair treatment, or a bed & breakfast ...

  • 13 January

    Facebook’s Recent News Feed Update Kills Organic Reach for Business Pages

    Facebook is constantly rolling out new teaks to their news feed algorithm – and it seems that every-time one of these Facebook news feed updates comes out – business owners suffer. This last week yet another update was announced via a post by Mark Zuckerberg himself where he talks about Facebook’s move to “helping you find relevant content” by moving ...

December, 2017

  • 18 December

    Facebook Starts To Fight Against Engagement Bait Posts

    Wondering why your engagement-request posts are suddenly not performing the way they used to? In an algorithm update today – Facebook has announced that engagement-baiting posts will see a demotion in engagements and reach. This applies to posts that request likes or shares to enter a contest, votes on something, or mere requests to “LIKE this if you’re a fan”. ...

  • 7 December

    Pantone Announces Ultra Violet as Color Of The Year for 2018

    Pantone has announced the official color of the year for 2018, and I’m super excited about it – since the new Pantone color of the year is Ultra Violet. Since the Pantone Color of the Year has always played a huge influence in branding & packaging design over the years, and I am excited to see more purple things out ...

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