Bloggers have an unyielding passion to write and share their expertise with the world. Unlike a freelance writer for hire that is paid to create an editorial, most passionate bloggers write because they care greatly about the topic, and many do it for free. Those of us who write for free are often disappointed by posts that don't get the attention we wish they did; after all our blog posts are our children and we want our children to grow up and be successful and not unacknowledged misfits.
Today's topic jumps outside the bounds of marketing, SEO, and websites and goes directly to the bottom line of your business. Every retail store owner who accepts credit cards needs to read this.
The deadline to upgrade your credit card processing equipment to the Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) smartcard standard is quickly approaching. The deadline is October 1, 2015; that's just 178 days from today!
In 2015, there will be required shifts of credit card technology in the United States that will impact your financial liability and your PCI DSS compliance validation requirements. These changes will affect your website and your in-store point-of-sale purchases.
The credit card industry in the United States has been under fire for several years because of its continued use of the antiquated magnetic and signature verification process... VIEW FULL GOLD NUGGET
Website security, data backup, server monitoring, and domain name management are all common tasks for the everyday average System Administrator. Even though you may not be paying an IT person on your own staff, someone out there is probably overseeing the functionality of your website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The 4 tasks of system administration I mentioned above are usually included in the hosting of your website. But sometimes they are not, and I'd like to talk about how thi... VIEW FULL GOLD NUGGET
Google has a lot of built in protection for its users. Every search result page is filtered to provide a variety of answers whenever possible. Their system also tries to filter out websites that you might consider worthless.
Our own analysis has shown us that Google is constantly re-crawling jewelry websites. Some days, they download dozens or hundreds of pages per site, and other days they only look at 3 or 4 pages. Most of the time, they simply peek at a page to see if anything is different, and then they move on.
Google also monitors for hacked websites. Since they are crawling your website a few times a day, it's very likely that they would know your website is hacked before you do. We're not sure how quickly they take action, but we do know that if they discover a hacked website, they will attempt to block the sit... VIEW FULL GOLD NUGGET
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