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SEO and SEO Scams

My customer forwarded me this today. He was worried that his website was missing out on tons of traffic. I get millions of this crap, so it’s probably easier for me to spot as spam (I added the stop sign) From: Cool sounding (English) name@gmail.com Subject: Can I give some honest feedback on your website? […]

Don’t plug in that Flash Drive

I’m usually not the kind of alarmist that tells you there is this horrible new malware out there that will eat your children if you open this attachment, but…. I am reading more and more about folks finding flash drives, plugging them in and getting bad stuff in their machines from them. Sometimes it’s done […]

Make sure your hosts can contact you

I cannot say this enough. Make sure your hosts can contact you. I just had a situation with a client where their email suddenly stopped working. She had many email accounts and only one stopped. After several hours and many emails back and forth with me, we were both baffled and she was frustrated. Then […]

Google, judge, jury and executioner

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Last month I decided to put Google AdSense on my SpOfferZ website. You may know SpOfferZ is a site where businesses can upload coupons and special offers. They get one free SpOffer every 30 days. After 30 days it’s deleted and then they can add another free offer for 30 days and so on. Visitors […]

Everyday lessons on security

I went to a BLX Luncheon today. The Pittsburgh Business Leads Exchange is a great networking group that I highly recommend. Today’s speakers were addressing security, something I have a keen interest in. First, John McCool spoke about ID theft and there were some interesting ideas. John’s talk got the next speaker Paul Gatto of […]

Website security news from Google

One of the things I try to constantly pay attention is security. Especially website security. it’s very important that you keep the programs running on your site up to date. Ones like WordPress and their plugins are constantly updating and they make it really easy to install the upgrades. usually with one click. What about […]

Why you can’t trust PayPal

There have been many times when I have recommended that my clients use PayPal for credit card processing. They are simple to set up with no upfront fees. Unfortunately they also have a long history of freezing peoples accounts for minor infractions or even unfounded accusations. Usually the problems can be resolved, but in the […]

Why is Homeland Security seizing domains

The department of Homeland Security has taken the domains of several foreign companies for no good reason, except maybe that they index sports streams and the SuperBowl is coming up. I have many problems with this including. What does this have to do with Homeland Security? They’re only indexing streams. No different than Google One […]

Good Security From Verizon, No Really

Several years ago I wrote a post called Verizon and “Good” Security where I was very critical of their asking me to click on a link in their email to log in to their site and verify my password. I refused and they sent me the email several more times. I haven’t thought about that […]

Hatteras Outer Banks 2010

Just back from the beach and I feel great! It was a wonderful week, it only rained Wednesday (late at night). That’s perfect weather two years in a row. We stayed in the same house as last year, maybe that’s it. First time to stay in the same house twice since the mid 90’s. I […]

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