Lost Traffic and Ranking From a Content Injection Hack

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When I started using WordPress, I was warned about hacks, backdoors, and vulnerabilities. Supposedly it isn’t a big issue if you exercise some common sense. My experience with the platform was weak and I didn’t know what “common sense” for WordPress security was. Over the years, I’ve had multiple WordPress websites hacked, and each time … Read more

Website Setup: Domain Name Basics

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A lot of new website owners struggle with picking the right domain name for their website. The actual name you go with has very little impact on the success of your site. So long as our domain name is somewhat relevant to what your website is about, you will be fine. Having a branded domain … Read more

Website Setup: Hosting Basics

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You can’t have a website without some sort of hosting service. A website host is a company that provides you with bandwidth on their servers. They will “host” your files on their server and assign your web address with an IP Address that people from around the world will be able to connect to. There … Read more

Mandatory: Use Google Search Console

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There is no question about whether or not you should be using Google Search Console. If you’re going to be doing any SEO work, this tool is paramount to your success. Why is it so important? With Google Search Console, you are basically hand-delivering your website to Google and telling them “My website exists!”. Without … Read more

Ahrefs New Tool Helps With Internal Linking

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Ahrefs has been making waves in 2020 as they roll out several new tools in quick succession. They have recently made a big splash with their Ahrefs Webmaster Tools (AWT) while also removing the price of a subscription to access some of their essential data. Their newest addition is something that has me excited. The … Read more