Over the last couple of days, I watched some ISOC (Internet Society) presentations. One was the 2017 Hall of Fame Inductions, which was interesting, because it included a good bit of history. Some of the inductees were Alan Emtage, the fellow who developed Archie, the 1st Internet search engine, Ed… Continue Reading Publisher’s Notes – The Future of the Internet
2017 was quite a year! Some of you had a rough year. Some lost loved ones, a few lost their job or major clients or had health problems, while some had a banner year, had a child, got married or found their dream home. I’ve been in the full-time workforce… Continue Reading Happy New Year
These days, virtually everyone has at least one device on which they access some online resources. That makes having strong passwords as vital as remembering to get dressed before leaving for the office. Whether you’re making online purchases with a credit card, checking your email or simply logging into Facebook,… Continue Reading Protect your Privacy with Strong Passwords
Disclaimer: I work extensively with WordPress, so while some of what I have to say here is WordPress-specific, you can still expect most of it to be the same for sites on other platforms, as well. What is HTTPS and what does it do? HTTPS is HTTP (hyper-text transfer protocol)… Continue Reading HTTP to HTTPS Migration Guide for WordPress Websites
Smart devices are becoming more common and more affordable… but do they have the security we need them to have? They’re convenient, they often provide significant savings – but they can also present some very significant risks. Why IoT Security is a Major Issue People are fascinated by gizmos and… Continue Reading Is your Refrigerator a Security Breach of your Network?
Selecting the right hosting provider can be a challenging task, with a seemingly endless number of providers to choose from. There are many things to consider, with the nature of the site driving many of the decisions. Here are some of the most common considerations. Type of service There are… Continue Reading Choosing the Right Hosting Provider
This is a continuation of our WordPress Site Security Guide. If you haven’t already, you should read Part 1 of our WordPress Site Security Guide first. More Advanced 19. Is full WordPress version info revealed in the page’s meta data? If you’re running the most recent version… Continue Reading WordPress Site Security Guide – Part 2
Establishing and maintaining the security of our WordPress websites is ultimately our own responsibility. Even if we depend on our hosting service or developer to decide what needs to be done and how to best do it, we still need to take responsibility for ensuring it happens. Fortunately, the implementation… Continue Reading WordPress Site Security Guide – Part 1
Back in 2010, David Harry (@theGypsy) launched SearchNewsCentral.com, an online publication intended to give existing and aspiring search professionals a place to teach, learn and share. He built a very respectable group of contributing authors over the next few years, each offering their own perspective on all things search. In… Continue Reading Call for Contributing Authors
Many of you should remember (hopefully, with some fondness) Search News Central, which Dave Harry brought to us for several years – its last issue was in August of 2013. Some two dozen authors, the majority of them prominent SEOs and digital marketers, contributed their knowledge, interpretations, advice and rants,… Continue Reading … and Search News Central is BACK!