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What The Heartbleed Bug Is And How It Affects Your Business

heartbleed bug

There’s been a lot of press the past few days about the Heartbleed bug. Some have called it the worst breach of security in internet history. Exaggeration? Perhaps. Perhaps not. But if your run an ecommerce shop your customers may have questions regarding their security and it’s best to have answers prepared in advance. So let’s take a look at the facts and determine what the Heartbleed bug actually does and how it impacts you or your business.

To understand the bug you have to understand a little bit about SSL. SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer and it’s a protocol supposed to provide a private, encrypted communication between your computer and the server you are communicating with. When SSL is enabled you normally see the closed padlock icon next to your address bar in your browser. Just about every financial transaction today uses SSL, as well as most sites that handle sensitive personal information.

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Negative Online Reviews About Your Business Are Costing You Money

Quick Online Reviews StatsIt’s getting harder to ignore a poor online business reputation. While some business owners may have an easy time shrugging off negative online reviews written by unhappy customers, one inescapable and potentially business-killing fact is clear. Consumers everywhere in increasing numbers are reading and relying upon reviews before they make a purchase decision, and the majority trust those reviews as much as personal recommendations.

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One link on the first page of Google? Nope, how about three!!

Are you trying to get your business to show up at least once on the first page of Google? We can help! Our client – adhp.com (video of client talking about his success) – has three listings on the first page of Google when people search for dental implants in Long Beach. Not too shabby! And that’s just one example of what we can do. Get your free website SEO & keyword rank report athttp://timetorank.com/

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How to Use Yelp – 10 Tips to Grow Your Business

What is Yelp?

How To Use YelpFounded in 2004, Yelp was created to help people connect with great local businesses. Currently, with over 100 million visitors using Yelp each month, and over 42 million local reviews, Yelp is quickly becoming a staple in the search for great business, finding events, lists and socializing with other Yelpers.

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10 Essential Steps For Starting A Website

Are you thinking about getting or starting a website?

 

If so, then the 10 steps discussed in this post will guide you through essential steps to figure out and do in order to make sure your project is a success. 95% of the projects we aren’t able to complete here at ACU Web are because the client wasn’t prepared to have us build their site for them.

Most of the time this is because they haven’t thought out their goals and have not created, or even thought through, the content and message that will drive those goals. We end up working backwards because we end up creating a design and then they try to come up with content to fill the pages and areas on the pages when it should be the other way around.

You need to know what you are trying to accomplish, what message and content will get you there and then decide how to package it and make it pretty. You can only accomplish this if you approach starting your website in an organized and planned way.

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Here are the 10 Essential Steps For Starting A Website;

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5 Quick DIY SEO Tips for 2013

Do it Yourself Search Engine Optimization

SEO is constantly evolving as search engines like Google continuously attempt to improve the quality of the search results they provide. What does this mean for you? It means the keyword-stuffing, system-gaming strategies you may have been using to get traffic will no longer be effective. In fact, you may be penalized for using such tactics, pushing your web pages even further down the search result list.

Don’t despair. You can still use SEO to improve your search engine rankings; just make sure to be mindful of the new rules and penalties. In addition to choosing an SEO company that stays up to speed on search engine changes and updates, the following DIY SEO tips will help you ensure top rankings.

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3 Tips On How To Get Subscribers From Your Blog

Getting subscribers to your blog is essential – especially if you’re looking to monetize from it. However, many people out there do not particularly know what they should do to aggregate these readers, always trying to figure out how to get subscribers to your newsletter? While it’s something that does take a certain amount of work and creativity, there are some tried and true methods that have been outrageously effective for the people who chose to employ them.

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7 Tips on Best Home Page Design Practices – Video

In this video we give you 7 Tips on Best Home Page Design Practices.

Making a first impression is an invaluable part of website building, and, as a result, your homepage is extremely crucial. The audience believes that what they see on the homepage is what they get throughout, so it must be spotless. Upon visiting a site for the first time, a person will simply click away if he or she does not like the homepage. It’s true that people still judge based on appearances, so you need to have the best home page design!

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40 Tips for Your Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing Content Ideas

The biggest challenge to any business with an online social marketing presence is in providing content. Is your contest fresh and fluid? Is it relevant? Does it engage the audience? What sort of “hook” can you utilize to keep “eyeballs on the page”? Here are 40 social media marketing ideas to establish a strong digital presence.

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