Website Security Pillar 5: Limit Access to your Site

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We made it to our final day of website security week! We’re talking about website security around here during this last week of Cyber Security Awareness Month.  Pillar 5: Limit access to your website One way to keep your website safe is to use team member or collaborator accounts to give other people access to…

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Website Security Pillar 4: Keep Good Backups

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We’re still talking about website security this week for Cyber Security Month this month. And we’re up to day 4! Pillar 4: Keep good backups Website backups are one of my soapboxes – and something I struggle with, just like everyone else. Backups for your website, though, are one of the most critical things you…

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Website Security Pillar 3: Keep Your Software Updated

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It’s day 3 of our website security series for this week, in tribute to Cyber Security Awareness month this month. Pillar 3: Keep your software updated Keeping your tools and equipment maintained is necessary no matter which business you’re in. Websites are no different – they need software updates on the regular. Some platforms update…

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Website Security Pillar 2: Develop Good Password Habits

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It’s Website Security Week around here, in honor of Cybersecurity month this month. We’re talking about the five pillars of website security, and today is the second pillar. Pillar 2: Develop good password habits Passwords are like flossing – everybody hates them, including me, and their pesky sidekick, two-factor or multi-factor authentication. But passwords and…

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Website Security Pillar 1: Know Your Information

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  October is Cybersecurity Month! This week we’ll talk about the Five Pillars of website security. Pillar 1: Know your information The first pillar is to know your information. Know where your website is hosted (or which platform it is built on). Know where your domain is registered and when it renews (more on this…

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Social Media Platforms Are Not Website Platforms

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Just in case you were wondering – social media platforms are not website platforms. 😉 I’ve come to think of social media platforms like renting a booth at a trade show, craft fair, or maybe a sidewalk sale… When you show up, there are lots of people there. You can talk to a few, maybe…

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Are you thinking of getting a website?

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Are you thinking of starting a website for your business? Congratulations! It’s one of the most rewarding things you can do for your business and for yourself, too. What a website can do for you Your site becomes your online hub, your home on the web – and it can work hard for you and…

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How to Choose a Domain

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The TL;DR Choose a domain that is: easy to remember fits your business for the long term is a .com, if possible What is a domain? Domains are how you tell people to find your website, kind of like giving them your address. It’s made up of the first part that you make up: “mydomain”…

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Hosted vs. Self-hosted Website Platforms

What is a hosted solution? A hosted solution is a website platform that includes website hosting as part of the fee. Hosting is where the files of your website live. Also known as website builders, some common examples are Wix, Weebly, and Squarespace. It’s convenient, but you may not have as much control. What is…

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Design your website to fit your business

Case study: Designing a new site to replace an existing site, Part 1 Let’s design a useful website My latest client came to me wanting a website that would be simpler than the one she had. We designed her a simple site, but we made it useful, too. A website should serve the business it…

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