The Joomla Project has made available two security releases (i.e. they address security issues in the Joomla core software). If you have a Joomla website, then you should keep the Joomla core software up to date – particularly if it addresses security issues. This helps protect your website against security issues like malware, viruses and hackers.
Ok, so you have a Joomla or WordPress website, and you can now make minor, or maybe even major, content updates yourself… Great! Don’t have to worry about website maintenance anymore, right?… But wait, have you thought about the “health” of your website? How long has it been since the content management system (CMS) software was last updated? Did you even realize that it should be updated?
Even though email is ancient in terms of internet history, it has stood the test of time. And with the prevalence of smartphones and tablets, email is now mobile and with us wherever we go.
Email marketing (via newsletters) can be a powerful tool to stay in touch with clients, promote new products, services, promotions, attract new prospects, etc. It can help drive traffic to your website or blog where you can then convert them into sales or donations or what have you.
The Joomla Project has made available a security release (i.e. it addresses security issues in the Joomla core software). If you have a Joomla website, then you should keep the Joomla core software up to date – particularly if a release addresses security. This helps protect your website against security issues like malware, viruses and hackers.
See this link for details on the release and how to apply the update: http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5518-joomla-2-5-16-released.html
In the first post on SEO Basics, I defined SEO and discussed some of the basic concepts: organic & paid search results, on page vs. off page SEO, keywords and the importance of quality content.
In part 2, I’ll focus on some basic “on page” signals that will help you rank higher in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Page).
This is the new, major release from WordPress. Here’s the official blog post from Matt Mullenweg (creator of WordPress).
New Features in WordPress 3.7
- Automatic updates for maintenance and security releases (i.e. non-major releases)
- Stronger password recommendations
- Better global support
In my previous post about improving your local SEO, I laid out a few specific things you could do to help promote your website (and business) in your local area. Now I’m going back to SEO basics and why you might want to consider SEO in general plus some more common techniques.
WordPress 3.6.1 is now available and fixes 3 security issues. Please update your WordPress site as soon as possible. Keeping your site’s software updated is an extremely important part of your security strategy.
How to Update Your Site
Let Customers Easily Find You Online and Your LocationDo you have a business that depends on local customers – like a retail outlet or as a provider of services in the local area? If so, this post will be of interest to you. It concerns local SEO (i.e. search engine optimization for local business) and how you can increase the likelihood that local customers will find you using only keywords and a location. This is becoming increasingly important with heavier usage of smartphones and mobile devices used for navigation and for finding local goods and services.
It’s relatively easy to get started. You need these basic ingredients:
- web hosting
- domain name
- the content