I’ve been thinking about all the affiliate and internet marketing courses I’ve bought and learned from over the years. And how many just languish on my digital shelves now and how many I actually used and still use.
Many had short lifetimes because they exploited a loophole or trick to achieve their aim and, once that was plugged, whatever the course taught didn’t work any more.
Then there’s the simple reality that the internet is an incredibly dynamic entity.
Google changes the rules on a what – daily, weekly, monthly basis? We get to hear about the big changes like Panda and Penguin algorithm updates but the knock-on effect of these changes …
If you’ve read this blog, or the posts on my Top Design Blogs service blog, you’ll know I bang on about WordPress security quite a bit.
Yet, webmasters don’t seem too concerned that their WordPress blogs are potentially vulnerable to being hacked. I offer a free service over at Top Design Blogs that tests 8 potential weaknesses on a blog but few webmasters take me up on the offer.
So is there an attitude out there that hacking is something that only happens to other people? That the likelihood of your particular blog being hacked is so small that it’s something you can worry about another day?
With Google now using page loading time as a metric on how to rank websites, it now makes a lot of sense to tweak your WordPress blogs so that they load as quickly as possible.
And, surprisingly, there’s little or no information available about how to tune your blogs for a bit of a speed boost. Not all in one place anyway.
To fill that gap, Luke Corden as released Speed Demon, a video tutorial course (with accompanying 111-page PDF for those who prefer to read rather than watch).
The course is broken down into 5 sections, as you can see in the screenshot below of the Members’ Area:
Some of …
Information is power, right? Well, in this day and age some information feels like it is powerful, but most feels totally irrelevant. But if you use WordPress, there are ways to collect valuable information related to your visitors. Everything from their IP address to the search terms that brought them to your site. Now, if you have only had minimal experience with a blog or website, you may be saying “So what?”. Believe it or not, this information when properly used, can give you a distinctive edge and help guide your content creation by focusing on who your viewers are and what they want…or what they are actually looking for.
One of the things I’m asked quite often by my customers is if I build any sites with WordPress (I have a few products that are not WordPress-related so my customers wouldn’t necessarily know about my blogs).
Well, this blog is built with WordPress. As are many of my other sites. Though not all my sites are built on WordPress.
For someone not familiar with WordPress, building a site with it can be a daunting prospect. There’s quite a bit to learn. And WordPress doesn’t have any security built in, so those new to it won’t be aware that tweaks and plugins have to be added to make a blog less prone …
Hacking of WordPress blogs is becoming a major problem, as I’ve outlined in my Repairing a Hacked WordPress Blog report.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a big business or a small-time webmaster who gets little of no traffic. If you have a WordPress blog, then you’re ripe to be hacked.
Especially if you give no consideration to securing your site.
And most people don’t…because they think it’s too complicated.
Ok, let me throw some statistics at you…
- Only 15% of the 75 Million+ WordPress Sites run the latest WordPress Version!
- 26 million of 36 million self hosted WordPress sites run little or no security
- Website security is your problem and not your
Update Nov 20th: PayPal found in my favor and refunded the hosting fees I’d paid to Heroehost. However, Heroehost didn’t restore access to my accounts as a result. There was a brief window when I had access to Internet Marketing Deals and I was able to download an old backup from Heroehost. When I tried to rebuild the site, I found that some of the database tables were corrupted or damaged and couldn’t get the site back up. The blog you’re now reading is now hosted with ServInt.
I had a disaster strike two weekends ago.
I have 17 WordPress websites hosted with Heroehost, which include this blog and Internet Marketing Deals…