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Free Search Engine Optimization Training

April 22, 2014 Timothy Online Presence

The Arkansas SBTDC has updated its popular Search Engine Optimization (SEO) seminar and attendance is currently free, courtesy of ConnectArkansas. The biggest change in the updated course is the new student workbook. ASBTDC has adopted Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide, the definitive guide for how to optimize a website without violating any Google policies. […]

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SEO,

Google Publisher Plugin for WordPress

March 18, 2014 Timothy Online Presence

Google has developed and released a new plugin for WordPress. This first release of Google Publisher Plugin adds support for Google AdSense and Webmaster Tools. The AdSense support enables WordPress users to easily point and click to add AdSense ads to their content. While few get rich hosting AdSense ads, the plugin does allow one […]

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online presence, WordPress,

Pinterest announces unlimited secret boards

March 11, 2014 Timothy Online Presence

Pinterest announced at the end of February that Pinterest pinners may now create unlimited secret boards. Previously, there was a two-board limit. Secret boards, while hidden from the visiting public, are useful for many reasons. Chief among these is the ability to build a basic topical board around a product or service and then make […]

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WordPress malicious plugin: check your 404 error page now

March 4, 2014 Timothy Online Presence

When was the last time you checked your site’s 404 error page? That long? Check it now by going to a non-existing web page. Simple enter your domain name, add a /, and then type some random letters and hit the enter key. Your website should respond with its current 404 error page. Hopefully, you […]

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Security, WordPress,

4 best practices for securing WordPress blogs

February 25, 2014 Timothy Online Presence

Taps and Clicks Blog, like many other blogs and websites, runs on the popular WordPress content management system. One of the downfalls of using popular software is that popularity is like waving a red flag in front of hacker bulls. WordPress is a common target of those seeking to submit comments full of spam links […]

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Security,

Windows XP obsolete but extended

February 11, 2014 Timothy Online Presence

Remember Microsoft XP? XP was Microsoft’s operating system that combined the best of Windows 95 with that of Windows NT. There’s a good chance you use Windows XP every week, even though you may have long upgraded to Vista or Windows 7. That’s because most of the world’s automatic teller machines (ATMs) still use Windows […]

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Data breaches: what’s your emergency plan?

January 29, 2014 Timothy Online Presence

This past month several large Fortune 500 companies suffered major data breaches affecting millions of customers. Do you know what to do should a data breach involve you? You – the breached customer Small businesses often use credit cards for purchases at the same on- and off-line outlets used by mass consumers. Your credit card […]

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Security,

YouTube Live: new live video streaming capability

January 6, 2014 Timothy Online Presence

Recently YouTube (aka Google) notified the world that live streaming was being offered to everyone. This new service will allow you and your business to broadcast live events to individuals, small groups and the world at large. The new live video streaming service will offer the ability to record up to four hours of video. […]

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tools, video, YouTube,

How will small business use social media and technology in 2014?

January 2, 2014 Ronda Mobile Apps

Taking a look back at the last year, we saw many changes in social media marketing and in technology. Facebook grew to well over 1 billion users, with younger users bouncing off and older demographics jumping on. This caught the attention of small business owners targeting those markets. Twitter expanded to include more than 4.5 million […]

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Calculate the real cost before you do a daily deal

December 3, 2013 Ronda Online Presence

Looking for a way to promote your business online? Daily deal sites like Groupon, Living Social and Cool Deals are a great way to gain exposure for your products and services. The concept is simple: your business creates a deal a daily deal vendor promotes it for a price people purchase the deal through that vendor […]

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