Backup, backup, backup!

Include backup in your website planning

Too often we need a backup before we made one, and it is too late. WordPress sites can be saved for no cost using Updraftplus and Google Drive automatically, behind the scenes. If you aren’t doing this, contact me for guidance or help before you really need it!

One of the most important steps to a secure website (or computer!) is to keep backups. When you need it is after you have used it reliably for some time.

Larry Cotton

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The 12 Best SEO Tools To Use (2017 Edition)

A list of the best SEO tools for your blog and online business in 2017. I personally use most of these tools for my own online biz and absolutely LOVE them.

So many younger people are wiser and better writers than I am. It is sad, for me. But for the world, we have some great information on how to make our websites get more and more valuable hits…

Source: The 12 Best SEO Tools To Use (2017 Edition)

FDA issues new security guidelines so that your pacemaker won’t get hacked — TechCrunch

This week, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a set of recommendations for securing medical devices that could jeopardize the safety and privacy of their users. The report, titled “Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices,” focuses on security throughout the lifecycle of a device, emphasizing that robust cybersecurity is an ongoing process that requires……

via FDA issues new security guidelines so that your pacemaker won’t get hacked — TechCrunch

Wordable for WordPress

I have been searching for a way to post directly from Google Docs to a WordPress site and this plugin for WordPress just came to my attention. If you see this I have written this post in Google Docs which would other use of the Doc (printing to another format, etc.) or further editing.

Does it import graphics? Let’s see:

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Windows Tradeup

Windows Tradeup

Right now Microsoft wants you to upgrade to Windows 10 so much they will buy your old computer (or MAC!) to get you to use 10 in a new computer. Follow the link above to read the details. If one of the reasons you have been delaying your Windows 10 upgrade has been concern your machine may not be new enough to work well with it, here is an opportunity to get a discount on a new machine.

SEO by Google

Those who know me and how I feel about most SEO pushers know I don’t think any of these “services” are worth any money.

But that doesn’t mean I don’t think there is nothing that can be done to help your placement. It’s just that ‘Content is king’ and if you don’t have meaningful content on your site there is nothing for SEO to do.

But if you have a site that is valuable Google has a PDF book on what you can do do help it be seen and find better search placement. This is it:

The Google SEO Starter Guide

It is one of the few reads I recommend for this purpose.