The Importance of keeping Web and Mobile Sites Optimized

The Importance of keeping Web and Mobile Sites Optimized

1. Better Search Engine Ranking and Visibility In April of 2015, Google decided to finally put their foot down regarding websites that ignored the needs of mobile users. Websites that met their mobile-friendly design guidelines would get a ranking boost for all mobile...

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Startup Tips for Small Business Professionals

Startup Tips for Small Business Professionals

Make a business plan Having an idea is one thing, but having a legitimate business plan is another story. A proper business plan gives you a significant advantage. So how do you make a business plan? In simple terms, a business plan is the written description of your...

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Small Town Marketing vs Big City Promotions

Small Town Marketing vs Big City Promotions

Marketing in a small town is much different than doing so in a large city. Most marketing advice you’ll find online comes from those living or targeting markets in big cities. As such, their advice doesn’t always translate well for those looking to promote in smaller...

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Is Your Router Infected?  Russian Hackers Target Routers

Is Your Router Infected? Russian Hackers Target Routers

Another recent cyber attack has hit the Internet, but this time the targets are not computers, but network routers themselves.  Russian hackers “Fancy Bear” are believed to be behind this attack which would make it the second big hack they are affiliated with after...

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Could You Be Cyber-Attacked While in the Hospital?

Could You Be Cyber-Attacked While in the Hospital?

We have heard quite a bit about the dangers of cyber attacks.  Specifically, though, most of these stories center around hacking personal information such as social security numbers, checking accounts, and credit card numbers.  Identity theft and ruining your credit...

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Is Your Child At Risk Using Disney Apps?

Is Your Child At Risk Using Disney Apps?

When you send your child out in the world, be it to school or outings with friends, you hope that they will be safe and protected.  To that end, many parents are buying smartphones for their children at a younger and younger age.  The rationale is that if the child...

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Performance Driven Dashboards

Performance Driven Dashboards

Drive supply chain and manufacturing performance and optimization Few industries are as competitive as manufacturing and supply chain management. And in today’s market, competing on a global scale is imperative to long term growth and prosperity. The key to optimizing...

Dashboards: Critical, Yet Often Missing Components of Success

Dashboards: Critical, Yet Often Missing Components of Success

In today’s competitive landscape, being able to make intelligent, data driven decisions across all departments of your organization is critical to operating at peak levels of performance. Yet for many departmental heads, this data simply isn’t accessible, or readable...

The Importance of keeping Web and Mobile Sites Optimized

The Importance of keeping Web and Mobile Sites Optimized

1. Better Search Engine Ranking and Visibility In April of 2015, Google decided to finally put their foot down regarding websites that ignored the needs of mobile users. Websites that met their mobile-friendly design guidelines would get a ranking boost for all mobile...

Startup Tips for Small Business Professionals

Startup Tips for Small Business Professionals

Make a business plan Having an idea is one thing, but having a legitimate business plan is another story. A proper business plan gives you a significant advantage. So how do you make a business plan? In simple terms, a business plan is the written description of your...

Uncanny Targeted Advertising: Are You Being Stalked By Advertisers?

Uncanny Targeted Advertising: Are You Being Stalked By Advertisers?

In his landmark novel 1984, George Orwell famously declared, “Big Brother is watching you.”  These days, it’s easy to become a little paranoid with all of the talk of hacking and spying in the news.  For years, we’ve accepted the fact that if we browse on Amazon for a...

Small Town Marketing vs Big City Promotions

Small Town Marketing vs Big City Promotions

Marketing in a small town is much different than doing so in a large city. Most marketing advice you’ll find online comes from those living or targeting markets in big cities. As such, their advice doesn’t always translate well for those looking to promote in smaller...

Is Your Router Infected?  Russian Hackers Target Routers

Is Your Router Infected? Russian Hackers Target Routers

Another recent cyber attack has hit the Internet, but this time the targets are not computers, but network routers themselves.  Russian hackers “Fancy Bear” are believed to be behind this attack which would make it the second big hack they are affiliated with after...

Securing Baby Monitor Cameras and Webcams from Hackers

Securing Baby Monitor Cameras and Webcams from Hackers

  For parents, it’s the stuff of nightmares—installing a baby monitor camera in your nursery to protect your child only to find out it has been compromised by a hacker who is now able to see your sleeping infant. When these devices started to become common place,...

The Importance of Physical Security

The Importance of Physical Security

When you hear “security” and “IT” together, you probably think about cybersecurity. After all, in today’s technology-driven world, cybersecurity threats and breaches make headlines on an almost daily basis. And while it’s true that cybersecurity is a big part of...

Ways to Secure Home Wi-fi and Warnings about Sharing Passwords

Ways to Secure Home Wi-fi and Warnings about Sharing Passwords

Most people spend a lot of time making sure their computers have proper virus protection and security but there’s often something forgotten. The wi-fi router and it’s security. It’s often out of sight and out of mind after the initial install. Not updating your wi-fi...

Top Cyber Security Risks for 2019

Top Cyber Security Risks for 2019

The New Year is upon us and as always, it’s time to look back on the past and make educated predictions about what’s to come. In just the first half of 2018, data breaches of major companies saw 219 records stolen every second with the whole year on track to see...

15 Tips on how to promote small businesses with Facebook

15 Tips on how to promote small businesses with Facebook

1. How to Promote Your Facebook Business Page for Free Once you get your Facebook page up and running, the next thing you need to do is to invite friends and family to “Like” the page. Inviting friends and family to like your page is advantageous because...

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The Magic of Leave-Behinds: Leaving Lasting Impressions

The Magic of Leave-Behinds: Leaving Lasting Impressions

We’ve all seen them. More than likely, you have several in your house. Take a look around. How many pens do you have bearing a company logo or slogan? Keychains? How many business cards to you carry around in your wallet or purse? If you’ve been to a career fair, then...

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How to Improve Your Business with Email Marketing

How to Improve Your Business with Email Marketing

Business is booming. Or at least we hope it is. And you’re looking for new ways to improve your bottom line, drive sales, engage your audience and grow the company. But marketing is expensive. And these days every dollar spent needs to count. Spending hard-earned...

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The Advantages of Using a Boutique Agency Vs. Marketing Firm

The Advantages of Using a Boutique Agency Vs. Marketing Firm

In Sydney Pollack’s 1995 film "Sabrina," Julia Ormond reminds Harrison Ford, “More is not always better, Linus.  Sometimes it’s just more.” The same applies when comparing a large marketing firm with a boutique agency. Some people reason that a large firm has more...

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Why Digital Marketing is Important

Why Digital Marketing is Important

The online marketplace is extremely lucrative, with 96 percent of Americans making purchases on the internet. The majority of those shoppers prefer the internet for shopping over having to deal with crowds, lines, and product availability in brick-and-mortar stores....

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5 Digital Marketing Trends to Watch Out for in 2018

5 Digital Marketing Trends to Watch Out for in 2018

Being able to adapt to industry trends is the hallmark of a successful business owner. There are more platforms that ever before that owners and advertisers can utilize to drive traffic to their website, get people in the door of their brick-and-mortar shop, and...

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Strategies for Marketing a Niche Business

Strategies for Marketing a Niche Business

If you are a small business owner or a solopreneur, narrowing your business down to a niche can actually boost your business. It sounds crazy, but getting really good at delivering a small number of specialized products or services to like-minded customers can improve...

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How Digital Marketing Affects Consumer Behavior

How Digital Marketing Affects Consumer Behavior

Digital marketing and its disruption are here and opening new opportunities for businesses to expand and reach an even larger audience. Where we’ve come from In the last 20 years, we’ve moved from getting our news and advertising in measured doses from TV and...

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Why should I have a newsletter? Who cares what I’m up to?

Why should I have a newsletter? Who cares what I’m up to?

When it comes to marketing campaigns, a newsletter isn’t likely the first idea that comes to mind. However, despite its reputation as a “boring” or antiquated tool, newsletters can offer a unique way to connect, communicate with and sell to, your customer base. Heck,...

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The Magic of Leave-Behinds: Leaving Lasting Impressions

The Magic of Leave-Behinds: Leaving Lasting Impressions

We’ve all seen them. More than likely, you have several in your house. Take a look around. How many pens do you have bearing a company logo or slogan? Keychains? How many business cards to you carry around in your wallet or purse? If you’ve been to a career fair, then...

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How to Improve Your Business with Email Marketing

How to Improve Your Business with Email Marketing

Business is booming. Or at least we hope it is. And you’re looking for new ways to improve your bottom line, drive sales, engage your audience and grow the company. But marketing is expensive. And these days every dollar spent needs to count. Spending hard-earned...

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The Advantages of Using a Boutique Agency Vs. Marketing Firm

The Advantages of Using a Boutique Agency Vs. Marketing Firm

In Sydney Pollack’s 1995 film "Sabrina," Julia Ormond reminds Harrison Ford, “More is not always better, Linus.  Sometimes it’s just more.” The same applies when comparing a large marketing firm with a boutique agency. Some people reason that a large firm has more...

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Why Digital Marketing is Important

Why Digital Marketing is Important

The online marketplace is extremely lucrative, with 96 percent of Americans making purchases on the internet. The majority of those shoppers prefer the internet for shopping over having to deal with crowds, lines, and product availability in brick-and-mortar stores....

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April Roundup: 15 of our Favorite Productivity Tips

April Roundup: 15 of our Favorite Productivity Tips

Happy Friday! Where did April go? It has just flown by. As the week/month comes to a close, it's always good to reflect on what you got done and see how far away you are from accomplishing your goals. Which got us thinking — how about we make our April roundup post...

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Social Media Management tips and tricks

Social Media Management tips and tricks

In June 2017, Facebook’s monthly user count passed the two billion mark — that’s over 1/4 of the global population. Social media as a whole is growing at a tremendous pace, and more businesses are starting to take notice of its potential in the advertising world. As...

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Importance of Analytics for Businesses Big and Small

Importance of Analytics for Businesses Big and Small

For most businesses, the top priority is offering valuable products and services to their consumers. The best way to do this is to stay ahead of their competition and keep innovating. In the past, companies would use flawed, time-consuming models to gauge how their...

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Are All Hackers Monsters? The Answer Will Surprise You

Are All Hackers Monsters? The Answer Will Surprise You

Ask the average person to describe a hacker or “cybercriminal,” and chances are you would probably get a stereotype straight out of Hollywood: a guy with a vaguely Eastern European accent sitting in a cramped, dark room, dressed like the Unabomber or an extra from Mr....

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How Will Net Neutrality Affect Me?

How Will Net Neutrality Affect Me?

As the New Year begins, one of the biggest topics in the tech field is net neutrality. After the FCC voted to end net neutrality in December, the Internet erupted with a variety of theories as to what would happen to Internet access in the coming year. As with most...

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How Mailsploit Just Made Phishing Easier

How Mailsploit Just Made Phishing Easier

Ever since the first email was sent through the Internet, people have been trying to find a way to make the most money off the revolutionary technological advancement. Soon after that, nefarious individuals tried to find a way to take advantage of this through illegal...

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Why You Should Document Your Network System

Why You Should Document Your Network System

For many of us in the IT world, we enjoy working on computers, building networks, designing programs, and implementing new systems. But when it comes to the “paperwork” side of the business, many of us tend to lag behind and let those tasks fall between the cracks....

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Backup Horror Stories

Backup Horror Stories

Ask someone to name something scary, and chances are you'll hear about fears of spiders, snakes, or creepy clowns. But in today’s society, with cybercrime on the rise, you’ll probably also find “loss of computer data” on that list of fears. We’ve become so reliant on...

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How to Protect Your Data from a Natural Disaster

How to Protect Your Data from a Natural Disaster

As 2017 comes to a close, many of us will remember the slate of natural disasters that have hit the country over the last 12 months. From hurricanes in the fall that hit Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Puerto Rico to wildfires blazing out of control in California,...

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4 Ways to Protect Your Company From a Cyber Attack

4 Ways to Protect Your Company From a Cyber Attack

There is an old saying that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. That is definitely the way it works for cyber security. Unfortunately, many employees in some companies have proven themselves to be the weak link in their network security chain. Staying one...

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2017 Saw More Cyber Attacks Than Ever Before

2017 Saw More Cyber Attacks Than Ever Before

The year 2017 seems to have broken all kinds of records, from movie ticket sales to digital downloads. But one concerning trend was that 2017 saw more cyber attacks than any other year before it. This yearly increase is a trend that has been ongoing for about the last...

Tips on How to Protect Your Identity after the Equifax Hack

Tips on How to Protect Your Identity after the Equifax Hack

All the high-profile hacks in 2017 made it difficult to keep track of how severe and widespread many of the hacks actually were. Certainly one of the most troubling was the Equifax hack – it was one of the largest to date and involved a credit agency that people...

Are All Hackers Monsters? The Answer Will Surprise You

Are All Hackers Monsters? The Answer Will Surprise You

Ask the average person to describe a hacker or “cybercriminal,” and chances are you would probably get a stereotype straight out of Hollywood: a guy with a vaguely Eastern European accent sitting in a cramped, dark room, dressed like the Unabomber or an extra from Mr....

How Will Net Neutrality Affect Me?

How Will Net Neutrality Affect Me?

As the New Year begins, one of the biggest topics in the tech field is net neutrality. After the FCC voted to end net neutrality in December, the Internet erupted with a variety of theories as to what would happen to Internet access in the coming year. As with most...

3 Easy Steps to Avoid Being Victim of Email Phishing Scams

3 Easy Steps to Avoid Being Victim of Email Phishing Scams

Fraudulent emails are a reality for each of us. These fake emails are attempts by hackers to gain access to your email and personal information. Stories of stolen identity as well as attempts (sometimes successful) to hack business networks and servers have been...

How Mailsploit Just Made Phishing Easier

How Mailsploit Just Made Phishing Easier

Ever since the first email was sent through the Internet, people have been trying to find a way to make the most money off the revolutionary technological advancement. Soon after that, nefarious individuals tried to find a way to take advantage of this through illegal...

Why You Should Document Your Network System

Why You Should Document Your Network System

For many of us in the IT world, we enjoy working on computers, building networks, designing programs, and implementing new systems. But when it comes to the “paperwork” side of the business, many of us tend to lag behind and let those tasks fall between the cracks....

Could Convenience Cost Your Company Security?

Could Convenience Cost Your Company Security?

New technology is always promising the ease of use and convenience that this breakthrough will offer.  Unfortunately, for every step forward in convenience, there seems to be another step backward when it comes to headaches for IT professionals. This is true with...

You’ve Decided the Cloud Is for You – What’s Next?

You’ve Decided the Cloud Is for You – What’s Next?

It’s a major step that any IT director has to take, but once you’ve decided the cloud is right for you, there are a few steps you absolutely have to take. You are going to need to sit down with your team and discuss the timeline for the switchover, and just how you...

To Cloud or Not to Cloud? That is the Question.

To Cloud or Not to Cloud? That is the Question.

A few years ago, a new term hit the tech world—“the cloud.” Since then, it has become one of the biggest technology game-changers, while at the same time also being one that many people don’t completely understand. But one thing that your business needs to do is...

Hybrid Cloud: The Best of Both Worlds

Hybrid Cloud: The Best of Both Worlds

Many people are currently agonizing over the decision to switch their computer system over to a cloud-computing environment. Some are concerned about the security issues or the privacy problems. Others are worried about connectivity and what happens when the cloud...

3 Tips on How to Protect Your Computer from Hackers

3 Tips on How to Protect Your Computer from Hackers

For many people, theft goes beyond the actual loss of an item. It’s painful because of the loss of privacy and the invasion that it constitutes. But when the stolen item is a laptop or tablet, that invasion of privacy can go much deeper. It’s possible that if your...

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More Time for Social Media Engagement

More Time for Social Media Engagement

Part of monetizing social media for your business is keeping your audience interested with content; part of it is engaging with customers and prospects. The engagement part is really where you want to spend a lot of time. People like to talk about good experiences....

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How to Research your Competitors with iSpionage

How to Research your Competitors with iSpionage

If you’re thinking about starting a Pay Per Click campaign, or you’re looking to improve your organic ranking in search engines, the place to start is competitor research. Looking at the keywords your competitors put money into, or rank for, can help you be much more...

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7 Successful Facebook Ads

7 Successful Facebook Ads

Facebook is still the first name in social media. Although there may be newer trends in social media marketing, Facebook is still the tried and true gold standard for most people. However, there are a variety of ads that work best if you’re trying to market your...

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5 Free Facebook Ads Management Software

5 Free Facebook Ads Management Software

Facebook is not just the biggest social media site on the planet. It’s also one of the hottest ways for marketers to get their ads across to a wide variety of people. From national campaigns to local ads, Facebook is the future of marketing. As it stands,...

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Why Choosing Colors for Your Brand Matters

Why Choosing Colors for Your Brand Matters

Choosing colors is very important for any business. In fact, it is very important in a lot of ways that you may be unfamiliar with, especially with regard to your marketing efforts. Color is a very important aspect that you need to keep in mind as you choose your...

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Could The Next Hurricane Harvey Flood Your Inbox?

Could The Next Hurricane Harvey Flood Your Inbox?

Many Americans sat helpless as we watched the devastation that has recently hit the southern parts of the country. This started with Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane Irma then hit the Southeast and Hurricane Maria devastated multiple areas,...

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Get in tune with your prospects using Answer The Public

Get in tune with your prospects using Answer The Public

Knowing what questions your prospects are asking about your niche can help you produce better content, and help you rank better in search engines. For a while now one way to do this was to type in a keyword, and take note of what would come up in Google suggestions. A...

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How to Research your Competitors with iSpionage

How to Research your Competitors with iSpionage

If you’re thinking about starting a Pay Per Click campaign, or you’re looking to improve your organic ranking in search engines, the place to start is competitor research. Looking at the keywords your competitors put money into, or rank for, can help you be much more...

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7 Successful Facebook Ads

7 Successful Facebook Ads

Facebook is still the first name in social media. Although there may be newer trends in social media marketing, Facebook is still the tried and true gold standard for most people. However, there are a variety of ads that work best if you’re trying to market your...

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Top Cyber Security Risks for 2019

Top Cyber Security Risks for 2019

The New Year is upon us and as always, it’s time to look back on the past and make educated predictions about what’s to come. In just the first half of 2018, data breaches of major companies saw 219 records stolen every second with the whole year on track to see...

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5 Ways to Protect Your Data on Facebook

5 Ways to Protect Your Data on Facebook

The recent testimony of Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, before congressional investigators has only underscored what many of us have known for a while—social media can be potentially dangerous when it comes to the data that is being collected on you by outside...

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What is GDPR and How Does It Affect You?

What is GDPR and How Does It Affect You?

In the last decade, data has become king, and one of the biggest issues for cyber security experts has been protecting that data. With several high-profile hacks including the Equifax breach, it is obvious that hackers are targeting data storehouses in an attempt to...

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