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Did you know that AI can help enhance your website content, blog posts, google ads, and other marketing materials?  Jasper is the AI Content Generator that helps you and your team break through creative blocks to create amazing, original content 10X faster.

This article contains some great examples of how to use AI to write content for your business.  Since it's garbage in, garbage out, just like any other computer platform, it's important to deliver clear, concise prompts so that it actually delivers what you are looking for.  Similar to putting the correct keyword into a Google search -

Learn how to use ChatGPT to level up your paid search efforts without sacrificing strategy, authenticity or creativity.

I'm posting this as a precaution to avoid these types of spam emails!  If you're looking for someone to manage your website, or optimize it, we are available for hire.

The SEO spammers are getting pretty advanced lately, below is an email that made it through the Office 365 spam filter a few days ago. 

Frequently Asked:

We were on the phone with godaddy this week for support, and the tech recommended we implement their website security/protection service (see below). Wanted to get your thoughts on this? What are the chances of someone injecting malicious code into our site, and or redirecting url's, etc? And-perhaps you already have some sort of protection in place?

I received this message through my PayPal account and almost fell for it, figured I'd share and warn others. 

Below is the full message they sent - their strategy is to use the "money request" feature in PayPal to trick you into calling a fraudulant 888 toll free number so they can try to gain access to your PayPal account. 

When comparing transactional email providers, it's important to confirm whether or not the plan includes "activity history" so you can use that provider's dashboard to see each individual e-mail that your website sent.  This lets you determine if that lost password email, or the contact form notification email, was delivered properly. 

Having problems with receiving email from your website?  You most likely have a misconfigured web server.

I recently received this scammy email from Linda Alvardo regarding loc8nearme.com and wanted to share some findings.  This is a "link building" attempt where they are asking me to change a local business listing where they found a missing website address.

CiviCRM is a perfect fit for any organization that collects membership dues, such as a chamber of commerce.

Beware! Fake emails being sent to InMotion customers - one of my other clients forwarded me the same thing last night - it looks like some bad actor has received a copy of InMotion's customer database.  Do not click on the "Verify Email Address" link in these emails!  

cpanel.net is a legitimate site but this emails are spoofed / fake!  

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Just received one today (16 Aug 2022) from "Mailchimp". Thanks for sharing!
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