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as well as countless tips and tricks for small business owners, freelancers, digital professionals and online entrepreneurs.

14 Dec

Why Your Small Business Needs a Firewall
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This is a guest post by Sam Bocetta.   Sam Bocetta is a freelance journalist specializing in U.S. diplomacy and national security, with emphases on technology trends in cyberwarfare, cyberdefense, and cryptography.     In the world of digital business, there’s no safety in being small when it comes to online threats. In truth, small businesses are a common target of cybercrime with a single attack typically costing between $84,000 and $148,000. If you want to keep your customers' data protected and avoid damage to your revenues and reputation, then you need to pay attention to...

11 Dec

7 Tips on Creating a Password Policy for Your Organization
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Nearly 63% of all data breaches occur due to weak or stolen passwords. What’s even more surprising is that 83% of data breaches go undetected for weeks. In a recent survey, 2 out of 5 people reported that their account had been hacked, or they received a notice confirming that their personal information has been compromised. The stats reveal how vulnerable we all are to being hacked. Your personal, professional, financial, and customer data could be at risk and you can lose it all at the drop of a hat....

11 Dec

Five Web Design Tips to Improve Your Conversion Rate
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If I asked you what’s the conversion rate on your website, how would you respond? Would you be proud of the number? Or would you look away embarrassed? For many people running websites it would be the latter response. It’s no secret that the average conversion rate for a website is no greater than 2.35%. That’s why most of us get happy if we see even a 1% growth. Improving your landing pages isn’t some magic trick only a few elite marketers know. With the right mindset, a proper method, and...

5 Dec

7 SEO Tips To Manage Your Website Ranking on Your Own
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This is a guest post by Alisha Shibli. Alisha is a Content Marketing Specialist at Radix, the registry behind some of the most successful new domain extensions, including .STORE and .TECH. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.   Imagine this. You’re an online business and you’re setting up your website. You’re getting some traffic and some conversions, but the numbers aren’t even close to your goals. If no one finds your website, how will they know what you have to offer? Therefore, search engine optimization and getting organic traffic has been such an...

30 Nov

Web Design & SEO: 8 Things You Need to Take into Consideration
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SEO & Web Design: You simply cannot do one well without the other. They’re like two sides of the same coin, and if you’re a small business owner, it’s important you understand the relationship between them. Statistics show that at just 2 seconds, you usually lose about 12% of the people who click to visit your website. And at 4 seconds, you lose about 25%. If you’ve spent the last 6 months trying to get your website on the first page of Google for a keyword, your efforts will go...

27 Nov

How to Plan Your Website Design
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Which piece of chocolate would you pick out of the two: the one that's melting inside a dirty squished wrapper or the one that’s in perfect shape inside a beautiful heart shaped gift box? You’ll probably choose the second one, right? Your website visitors are the same way. Coming to your website, they want to consume your content, see your products and read more about your services. But… if your website’s design sucks, they are not going to read anything there, just like you won’t eat the chocolate inside the squished...