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Increase Your Search Engine Ranking By Securing Your Website

Google is further penalizing websites that lack an SSL Certificate and other security measures in 2017.

An SSL certificate makes it harder to hack your website and now it will also increase your search engine ranking. Google started penalizing websites a few years ago but it has become more important in 2017. We highly recommend purchasing an SSL certificate through your hosting company for a small annual cost that usually starts around $50 and goes up from there. For example, GoDaddy charges $73.99/year for an SSL Certificate for one website. This is a smart purchase if you are looking to increase your ranking and save money by preventing a possible hack that could cost much more in tech support. Below are links to more information about this announcement and the importance of securing your website:

https://www.valet.io/google-penalize-websites-not-ssl-2017/

https://security.googleblog.com/2016/09/moving-towards-more-secure-web.html

https://www.godaddy.com/web-security/ssl-certificate?ci=8346

Contact Us Today if you would like help securing your website!

Owl Biomedical - Website Revamp

We are excited to announce that we recently revamped Owl Biomedical's website. We started with a basic html website, a new logo they recently designed and new content they needed to incorporate into their new website. We built a wordpress website and you can view the results below!

For more before and after pictures please visit Owl Biomedical Case Study

You can also visit Owl Biomedical's New Website

AFTER WEBSITE REVAMP

BEFORE WEBSITE REVAMP

We Just Launched A New Website!

JBM Solutions, Inc.

We are excited to announce that we just revamped JBM Solutions website and launched it yesterday. JBM Solutions is the Founder and Provider of JBM75® Absorptive Sound Wall Materials. Check out the before and after pictures below!

Before

After

Website Security Has Become Increasingly Important

Dear Clients,

I have recently had a few websites I manage get hacked, as well as numerous questions coming in about how this can be prevented. Below are answers to frequently asked questions that I have received over the past year. I would be more than happy to help you get setup with the recommended preventative measures below if you are interested after reading through the information provided. I hope you find this information helpful!

Website Security Has Become Increasingly Important

Over 30,000 websites are hacked everyday and most are unaware anything has happened until they start seeing symptoms much later in the game. Even if your site appears to be fine, hackers can be wreaking havoc on the backend. This can cost your business more time and money to clean up vs. paying for preventative services.

Why do Websites get hacked?

Websites get hacked for a number of reasons such as economic gain, database and email access, hacktivism, or pure boredom. Economic gain is the most common reason and easiest to understand. Database and email access can be used to send / receive spam mail. The motivation for hacktivism is usually protesting, or religious / political agenda. Pure boredom is not always, but usually computer-savvy teens with nothing else to do.

How do websites get hacked?

There are two main reasons websites get hacked: 1. Access control 2. Software vulnerabilities Access control has to do with how you login to your hosting panel, how you access your server, how you login to your site, etc. Software vulnerabilities usually have to do with compromised, or old versions of the software being used such as Wordpress, Joomla, and every extension/plug-in you added to your site.

What you can do?

With the increasing number of websites getting hacked we recommend four preventative measures: 1. Purchase an automated site backup system: If anything is compromised you can quickly go to a backup copy before the attack happened. 2. Purchase a website security system such as SiteLock*: This makes it much more difficult for hackers to hack your website and they offer daily health checks. 3. Update your website software to the most recent version (Wordpress, Joomla, etc.) 4. Annual health check: We can review your website for vulnerabilities/hacks each year as well as change your passwords.

*SiteLock

SiteLock is one of the most trusted companies out there and they offer partial and full website security software. SiteLock’s SMART tool takes daily scans for malware and if anything is detected it can attempt to remove the malicious code. Not all malicious code can be removed therefore they offer an upgraded package that offers full tech support to manually remove it. We typically recommend partial website security unless your website has been hacked before.