February 2020
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 19:24

Recommended Reading: February 2020

A few articles that I want to share:

  • SEMrush SEO Writing Assistant - Plugin for Google Docs - checks your content for SEO friendliness on the go
  • GDPR, Data Protection, and You: It's not just for the EU and California!  How to create a "compliance plan" when it comes to storing sensitive information, obtaining consent, and managing that data.  
  • It's Not About SSL Certificates: Clarifies a common misconception that adding an SSL certificate makes your site more secure.  Incorrect!  It makes the traffic to and from your site more secure, but doesn't help with software / server / plugin vulnerabilities.  
  • Multi-Column Editing in Joomla: For any clients who want to be able to edit multi-column content using a clean, responsive, browser-based content editor
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Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:53

2020 Changes to Google Maps & Apple Maps

Apple and Google are both rolling out significant updates to their respective "Map" apps.  Here is a quick recap:

  1. Google Maps will be moving the "Contribute" feature to a more prominent location, making it easier for users to post reviews and other information. Previously, this was hidden in a menu. This implies that Google Reviews that users post for your business will become a much more important factor in local / map / business searches.  (Source)

  2. Apple is releasing a full redesign: Apple started out by incorporating Google Maps into its mobile platform. In 2012, they parted ways when Apple introduced its own Map app.  In case you weren't aware, Apple uses Yelp data for listings and reviews. This means that it's important to have a well-built Yelp business profile, so that anyone on an Apple device who uses the Apple Maps instead of Google Maps is able to find you!  (Source)
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Question:
Our site has been up and running with out any problems since for years! Do I really need to patch my Wordpress (Joomla, Drupal) site?

Answer:
I agree! For over 10 years, many people have been getting away without patching their websites, they've been lucky!

Todays' article includes a screenshot of a typical Wordpress site. This person hired someone else to build their Wordpress site, and it was never patched. Their site was built in 2017 and hacked in 2018 & 2019...

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