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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 new technology gets introduced into the hosting industry there’s a fair share of hosting providers who choose to make claims about the use of this new technology without actually integrating it into their infrastructure. SSD’s offer a tremendous amount of improvement over the traditional HDD and as the popularity and demand for them increases we start ...

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Increasing Your Websites Sales

Anyone who has been marketing online knows that the lifeblood of a business is the traffic of a site. More visitors equal more sales. However, there are things you can do to increase your sales without increasing your traffic – thus increasing your conversion rate. Here are some ways that you can tweak your websites with to improve sales without ...

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eCommerce Myths That Are Here To Stay

Some myths seem to make so much common sense that people will keep repeating them. When it comes to eCommerce, the misconceptions are particular virulent. Here are a few myths that seem like they just won’t go away no matter how hard people try and spread the word about them. eCommerce Is Easy This one is half myth and half marketing ...

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A Few Common & Not So Common Web Hosting Questions

Web hosting is a very important part of any business, service or entrepreneurship. One needs to convey their ideas to the external world through the best platform that exists today, the Internet. Not only does it improve one’s reach, it also enhances the probability of someone finding you as the best solution for their particular problem. The complete process of ...

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SEO Challenges And Tips For Small Businesses Today

Most small businesses require an expert SEO company to help create and implement marketing strategies that work. A lot has changed since the days of keyword-based SEO and websites now need rich and useful content in order to positively affect their brand. Generating SEO ideas can be challenging even for experienced marketers and the components required to formulate an SEO ...

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Yet Another Reminder to Choose Secure Passwords

There is a great article circulating the interwebs this week discussing the Worst Passwords of 2013 – or more specifically the Top 25 Worst Passwords. The list, compiled by SplashData, is based on files containing millions of stolen passwords which have been posted online in the last year. Sadly this list goes to show just how many people still do not ...

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Prevent Hacking Attempts; Keep Your Scripts Up To Date

A client of mine recently contacted me, and frantically proceeded to explain to me how his hosting company contacted him stating their server had been hacked through an out-dated WordPress install they had kept on it. To make matters worse, the host did not have a recent file backup available – great. I was in for a long night. However ...

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