Your Web Designer Cheating You?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2018 in Small Business

Your Web Designer Cheating You?

This is truly a subject I wish I didn’t have to talk about.  But sadly, 80% of the stories I hear from new clients are about being cheated from their previous web designer/developer. About half are cheated due to the web person just being plain incompetent.  They probably thought they could do the job in the beginning, but then quickly ended up over their heads and not wanting to have to refund the money the likely already had spent, they just kept digging a deeper...

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GDPR: New Law Could Fine You $24M!

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Blog, Small Business

GDPR: New Law Could Fine You $24M!

  GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation Does your website invite visitors from the U.S. and Europe?  Or perhaps the entire world? Then you need to know about a new law (effective next month) that you’re almost certainly in violation of, and that could cost you over $24,000,000 in fines! You say you don’t have a website in Europe, you don’t store financial information, you’re just a little business in Tampa with a little website, so you...

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“Stay Away From That (your) Website!” – Google

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Blog, Small Business

“Stay Away From That (your) Website!” – Google

Google will warn people away from your website even if it has SSL! – if your SSL was provided by Symantec, Thawte, VeriSign, Equifax, GeoTrust or RapidSSL. Of course, if your website doesn’t have SSL at all, your visitors will also be warned away. If you weren’t aware of this situation, or if your web developer is trying to make you pay for your SSL, then you may need to change web developers! You can learn more about this SSL certificate situation on the...

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Free Domain Names

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Blog, Small Business

Free Domain Names

Free Domain Names – What a Deal! I just noticed a web designer ad on Palm Harbor Craigslist today, offering “free domain names” when you have them build your website. Some other ads had “Our price includes your domain name..” or words to that effect. Unfortunately, many people may not realize that this is usually a trap! Domain Name Held Hostage Over the years, I’ve had dozens of people call me wanting help getting a “divorce”...

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Custom PHP Projects

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Small Business

Thinking about a custom PHP web project? Maybe an online web store? Then this post is for you! I interviewed with a small business owner and his young IT manager yesterday.  They want to build a custom PHP web application to sell their apparel products. They are currently using Shopify, and are unhappy that their site isn’t fully responsive and that they don’t have access to much of the visitor data. I asked about using a CMS solution like WooCommerce, Magento,...

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