Back in the day, SEO was a far simpler proposition. A website owner could put some ‘keywords’ into their website content and maybe write an article or two once in awhile and throw that out onto the internet. You could actually see the result very quickly and celebrate success. You could easily measure this bottom line and take it to the bank. Today is a totally different matter. It’s very sophisticated and ever changing. You could learn it! The Internet is full of online schools, YouTube has free video tutorials, and many articles are posted online for free. Question is, do you have the time or inclination to go and teach yourself how to do this? Aren’t you far too busy doing your own job? Add that to the fact that …Read More
Being a proud parent, I can't help but use my resources as a web developer and SEO specialist to show off the talent of my 2 boys. Charles (CG), 14, and Jacob, 12, are both very talented musicians. Today their Jazz band, New Smyrna Beach Middle School Jazz Band, performed at the Lakeside Jazz Festival in Port Orange. Both boys played a solos. Jacob's solo on the clarinet begins about 2:04 into the performance. CG's solo on the trumpet immediately follows. Hit the play button above. Excuse the poor audio, it was a bit windy. And cold... What's up with this April cold snap in Florida in anyway?
Both boys have been playing musical instruments since the 3rd grade. We were very blessed to have the boys attend the only elementary …Read More
Matt Mullenweg (WordPress founder) recently posted in his blog "Right now there’s a botnet going around all of the WordPresses it can find trying to login with the “admin” username and a bunch of common passwords, and it has turned into a news story (especially from companies that sell “solutions” to the problem)..."
Here's what we know. We currently lease a large, high speed server for the 53 Wordpress websites we manage for our clients. On Thursday April 11, around 12 noon we noticed the server response time was slightly slower than usual. When we checked our server load we found it to be significantly higher than normal. Upon further investigation we noticed a large number of hits to the file wp-login.php on nearly every website on the server. We immediately called …Read More
If you manage or own a website on a content management systems (CMS) you know that invalid login attempts are an everyday occurrence. We see literally thousands of invalid login attempts from dozens of different IP addresses in the course of any given day. This is considered normal. However hosting providers worldwide are reporting they are seeing a systematic, well organized attack. The attacks on content management systems are well above average and often times at catastrophic levels.
This attack started on or about April 8th, but the hackers became extremely aggressive overnight on April 12th. They have already shut down 10's of thousands of servers running WordPress. They have also affected the performance of many other servers. The attack started with WordPress installations, according to Sophos EndUser Protection (a major …Read More