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How To Stop Spam From Website Contact Forms

How To Stop Spam From Website Contact Forms

You have a shiny, gorgeous website, sparkling away to the universe, and with a juicy contact form temptingly enticing potential clients or customers to get in touch. While having a great contact form does attract some fantastic potential clients, it also acts as a...

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Why Website Maintenance Is Like Washing Your Hair

Why Website Maintenance Is Like Washing Your Hair

This post first appeared on Flying Solo. Let’s talk about your hair: Those luscious, luxurious locks take a bit to keep looking their best (no matter if you are sporting Lady Godiva length or the rocking the polished billiard ball look). Most people wash their hair a...

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How to Tell If Your Website Has Been Hacked

How to Tell If Your Website Has Been Hacked

This post first appeared on Flying Solo. “I’m sorry to inform you that your website has been hacked.” These are some of the hardest words that any business owner ever wants to hear (right up there with, “I am not paying your bill.”) Your business website is your pride...

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The Day When 80% Of My Clients Were Hacked

The Day When 80% Of My Clients Were Hacked

Building and hosting websites is an industry based on trust. You need to trust that the domain name registrar is decent and has fast systems. You have to trust that your web copywriter and web designer know what they are doing. You have to trust that your web host is...

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How to Change Your WordPress Admin Username

How to Change Your WordPress Admin Username

Would you leave your front door key under the mat or the pot plant by the door and expect not to be burgled? Burglars know that many people still make these mistakes, so the first thing they do when checking out a house is to see if they can find the key hidden near the door. Your WordPress website is the same. The most common username set by web designers who should know better is the default “admin.”

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Are Antivirus Programs Silently Killing Your Clients?

Are Antivirus Programs Silently Killing Your Clients?

Imagine that you spot someone interesting from across the room at a crowded networking event. With canape in hand, you start to make a beeline across the room to chat to them, only to have your way blocked by a friend who says, “Mate. I wouldn’t go and talk to that person. They can’t be trusted and are likely to rip you off.” Would you continue walking or go and talk to someone else?

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5 Free Alerts Every Business Needs

5 Free Alerts Every Business Needs

When you are in a small business, your to-do list can seem more confronting than trying to climb Mt Everest in stilettos. Here are five fantastic free alert services we use with many of our clients, that will help you monitor and track your online presence. No...

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How to Secure Your WordPress Website from Hackers

How to Secure Your WordPress Website from Hackers

Most start-ups and small businesses choose a WordPress site for their first website. Why? WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world, and is used by 26.4% of all websites. It is also the fastest growing system – every 74 seconds a site within...

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Domain Name Horror Stories

Domain Name Horror Stories

You have finally made it! You have bought a property for your business; you have been comfortably trading for a while; you regularly make payments … and then all of a sudden you discover you don’t own your property. That the person who handled the sale registered the property in their name and they have decided to claim it and sell it on to someone else.

Sound far-fetched, or the stuff of those trashy tabloid Current Affairs shows? It happens every day in thousands of businesses around the world – but the only thing is that it happens with virtual real estate and not bricks and mortar. We often see it when our clients come to us to update their web copy or build a new website for them.

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