#1 in Google – Guaranteed!

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog, SEO

#1 in Google – Guaranteed!

Yes, there are companies who may call you and guarantee to make you #1 in Google search listings! Can they really do this?  How does this work?  (Keep reading for the answers.) My client called me about a month ago.  He was getting impatient.  His old website hadn’t done him much good and never broke the top 100 search listings.  (Hey – I didn’t build that one!)  I’d built his new website about three weeks earlier and told him we’d get on page...

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2 New Website Scams

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017 in Blog, Web Security

2 New Website Scams

If you use a browser, you are susceptible to these two threats, but knowing one simple trick can save you from both and many more website scams. The Gmail phishing scam is the first scam we’ll cover.  You’ll click a link thinking it’s taking you to Gmail.  Then you get what looks like a legitimate Gmail login screen.  But guess again! How can you tell?   You look for the little green padlock, and as you can see in the 2nd image, it just ain’t there....

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Website Security: MeetUP

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Blog

Website Security: MeetUP

I’d just left the Tampa Bay PHP Developers/Freelancers Meetup group at Kaiser University in Tampa, (June 2016), and I was very disappointed.  The topic of the night was website security – “Web Security, Php, Mysql, Html, Etc. Block Hackers, Protect Your Site Correctly” (copied from their email). The website security advice given, was mostly either outdated or just plain wrong, and certainly nowhere near comprehensive.  They were recommending...

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St Pete Web Designers

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Blog

How Do St Pete Web Designers Do Their Own SEO & Marketing? As a web designer / web developer who has clients from all over the USA, I recently decided it would be fun to have more local clients – hence the interest in SEO work on Saint Petersburg web design. So, I began with the #1 listing for “St Pete web designers”, a simple WordPress website, and took a good look at their SEO and marketing work, and I’m going to explain here – how they...

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When ‘Wow’ is Wrong

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in Blog

How does a professional web developer choose a new web design for himself? When working with clients, I use guidelines to keep us on track, but this was my own site and I just started checking out some of the best-known web designer websites and some local (Tarpon Springs, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Clearwater & Tampa) web developer websites. Some of these really “wow’d” me!   Stunning photos would grab my attention and keep me on the page for at least...

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You Only Thought You Owned It!

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Blog

You Only Thought You Owned It!

He thought he owned it. After all, he’d been running the business for years, just his son and him. What could go wrong? How about EVERYTHING! We’d built a new website for them, using a production server and it was now time to log into their registrar and change their domain name’s DNS to point to our web server. Domain Name Servers When you “buy” a domain name, you’re really just sort of leasing it, for a number of  years. (Don’t...

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