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Previously I talked about how web developers will put a link to their website on the new site they created for you, thus benefitting themselves and adding absolutely nothing good to your site. Today I would like to talk about ongoing fees that some unscrupulous developers will charge you on a monthly basis.
There is a common practice among web developers to add a link to their own website on the bottom of every page of your site. Let me be direct here, there is not one good reason to do this. Not one.
As you may know, when you type in a "status update" into your Facebook page, your current location is displayed below your status in a very light grey color. This is really a privacy invasion that you should be aware of. (more…)
As if LivingSocial didn’t have enough problems, now the company has announced that as many as 50 million of their customers may have had their data compromised. This is especially harmful if you used the same password for them as you do for any other websites. (more…)
If your business or hobby has a Facebook Page, you should see this graphic on the top of your admin page the next time you log-in as an administrator:
Google’s new help center for hacked sites is now live. The site offers help and suggestions to keep your site from being hacked as well as step-by-step instructions on how to best get your website back up and running. (more…)
The following video from Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, states that the Big "G" will not penalize your website just because you bad mouth them. Cutts also gets into the standards that Google uses for manually removing spam from their search index.
ConstantContact’s SinglePlatform division has released the results of a new survey of small businesses. The insights offered by the survey are extremely interesting. They have found that almost half (49%) say they they have never updated any of their online listings. This means that almost half of online businesses don’t even know if their listings on third party websites such as Google, Yahoo, Yelp, Bing and the online Yellow Pages are accurate, or for that matter, even exist!
Some more stats from the survey:
Twitter just acquired Vine, a mobile service that lets you capture and share short looping videos. Much like the Tweets on Twitter, the videos are brief, six seconds or less. Twitter claims that the brevity inspires creativity.
If you feel the burning desire to upgrade to the latest version of Windows Pro, you should do it quickly as the price will go up to $199.99 starting on February 1st. (more…)