As we reach towards the end of 2017 the concern for our online security & personal privacy grows greater than ever. Hacking attacks like the recent Equifax breach, coupled with personal attacks such as the WannaCry attacks, are enough to have everyone on edge about their online privacy & security. A great way to start to ensure your online safety ...
A local business listing is an open profile that contains a business’ key data, for example their business name, address, number, site, hours of operation, and that’s just the beginning. They go about as a “virtual list” for local businesses and can (and should) be found in many online postings and registry destinations over the web. A few registries are ...
Not everyone is a good customer, and the team over at The Website Group know’s this all too well. They’ve been designing professional websites since 2011, and over the years they have met their fare share of bad customers. As such they’ve put together the following infographic, which is sure to put a smile on every webmaster’s face. Courtesy of: The ...
Search Engine Optimization is one of the most important tasks that any business can undertake. Called SEO for short, optimization means making your website attractive for search engines. Search engines are designed with a very specific purpose: they want to find content that is relevant and beneficial to their users. Your goal then is to make your website, blog posts, ...
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 ...
Choosing the most suitable web hosting environment is one of the most important questions that you need to answer when kicking off your businesses online presence, and making the right choice here can help you avoid some nasty nightmares. The decision you make here will not only affect your startup time, but it will also come into play further down ...
Even though Snapchat is considered to be the favorite social network for the young, the platform has not been seeing a whole lot of use by online marketers. According to a recent report by the Social Media Examiner, which is based on the replies of 5700 marketing professionals, Snapchat was used by a mere 7% of them in the first quarter of ...
More and more businesses are turning to PPC advertising these days, and that means that keyword research is more important than ever. Choosing the right set of keywords can be the difference between wasting your budget entirely and getting the most out of your Google AdWords campaign. To help out, WordStream has put together the following infographic showcasing the top ...
The State of the Internet Trends Report for 2017 has been published, showcasing some pretty interesting information. Global smartphone growth is slowing, along with general Internet growth. Ad blocking is up to 18% for desktop users in USA and 24% in Canada. Voice search is up to 20% of mobile queries. China and India remain huge growth opportunities. 52% of AdWords ...
Now that Google has announced their official support for Kotlin as an Android development language there’s more reasons than ever to learn it. The new language was developed by JetBrains and runs on the Java Virtual Machine, and is steadily increasing in popularity. Plus Google has already announced that Android Studio 3.0 will feature Kotlin development tools! If you still ...
Instagram pods, or insta pods, are becoming all the craze now that Instagram has changed the order in which they display posts. Instead of showing posts in a chronological order like in the past, Instagram now utilizes a proprietary algorithm to try to determine which posts you would rather see. This has caused quite a commotion in the social media ...
The number of online threats are steadily rising and more and more of them are wreaking havoc on businesses due to improper staff training and awareness. Unfortunately most businesses just don’t have the necessary budget and resources to train their staff on proper online security measures. ESET wants to help with the launch of a new, totally free, cyber security ...
Did you know that emails have technically been around since 1962? Or that info.cern.ch was the first official website? How about the fact that .zip is one of the fastest growing domain name extensions? Check out the following infographic from the folks over at EverData Datacenters who have compiled some less-than-common facts about domain names, hosting, and the world wide ...
Seeing a reCaptcha on a contact form has become pretty standard these days, and while the overall process of passing the captcha is rather harmless – it can still be rather annoying at times. Luckily Google has found a way to make the entire captcha process entirely invisible! Well as invisible as it can get. Anyone that the algorithm deems ...
Remember when it was a big deal that Facebook started auto-playing videos as you scrolled by them in your newsfeed? Facebook recently finished up testing auto-playing sound along with those videos – and apparently decided it was a good idea. So, coming soon, everyone gets auto-playing sound along with their auto-playing videos! People are watching and sharing more video on ...
Twitter has many problems these days – and growth is one of the major ones. Over the course of a 2 year span (2015 – 2016) Twitter has gained only 31 million active monthly users. A recent study showed Instagram gaining 300 million and Facebook gaining 467 million during the same year. Check out the full comparison below which sadly ...
Bing recently released their Ad Quality Year in Review report for 2016 – reviewing the various different actions that Bing has taken towards malicious and misleading ads on their network. The stats are not pretty. Bing rejected 130 million ads and banned 175,000 advertisers – and even with numbers as impressive as these – online malvertising threats still managed to ...
I like keeping up to date on the latest industry reports, it’s a great way to stay on top of industry trends. The most recent report, however, has me a touch worried, or at least is forcing me to pay close attention. RiskIQ, a leading digital threat management company, has found that malvertising threats grew over 132% in 2016 when ...
Over your years on the world wide web you have probably created your fair share of online accounts and profiles – some of which you may wish you no longer had. In the days of social logins it’s extremely easy to click “Sign In With Google” and instantly register on a new website. However that instant registration also means that ...
Earlier today Scott Helme noticed that the Alexa Top 1 Million Websites list was no longer accessible online – and promptly sent a tweet to Alexa who confirmed the pages retirement. This however didn’t go over well with the rest of the Twitter community … Hey @AlexaInternet have you stopped providing your Top 1 Million Sites list? https://t.co/MT94elIaA2 — Scott ...