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By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Heartbleed Bug and are in the process of taking steps to protect yourself. This is not a virus or malware but actually a security vulnerability that could potentially affect the majority of Internet users. Running around changing all of your passwords is actually not the recommended solution. So, this week in #FridayFinds, I’m sharing some resources that will give you more insight and links to what you should be doing to keep yourself safe. You’ll also find out about a new blogging resource that you may want to check out and a fun post on ten of the best viral videos online.

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Google Manual Web Spam Action or Algorithm Change?

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Last week, in light of the massive amount of manual web spam actions that Google enacted, I wrote an article that took a closer look at what was behind some of the actions. This week, let’s hear what Matt Cutts has to say about the differences between a Google algorithmic penalty and a Google manual […]

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Google Manual Web Spam Actions and Penalties #FridayFinds

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March is proving to be an eventful month. According to Fruition.net, on March 7th, many website owners received “manual web spam” notices from Google for unnatural inbound links. Then, there was the announcement that Ann Smarty’s site MyBlogGuest.com was penalized and de-indexed by Google. Then, we started hearing of other sites that were penalized as […]

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How to Secure Your WordPress Site and Add Functionality #FridayFinds

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Have you heard about the most recent brute force attack on WordPress websites? Is your site protected against XMLRPC pingbacks? Do you have a security plugin installed and a system for creating unique secure passwords? Do you add increased functionality to your WordPress website using code snippets or use HTML code in text widgets? Find the […]

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3 Things You May Not Know About Google and SEO – #FridayFinds

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Do you know how to exploit the landing pages search function of Google’s keyword planner tool? Did you know that using underscores in the URLs of your website pages (for example blog posts) could potentially be costing you search traffic? Interested in learning ways to drive traffic to your website that don’t involve SEO (Search […]

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Does Your Content Marketing Strategy Stand a Chance? – #FridayFinds

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If there’s really 27,000,0000 pieces of content being created daily, why would someone go to your blog? How can you write blog posts that make people subscribe to your content and share it? Of all the content marketing tools available to you, where do you start? In this week’s #FridayFinds, let’s take a look at […]

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How Are You Building Your Online Brand? #FridayFinds

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Establishing your online brand encompasses many things including your domain name, your logo, your website, your social media presence and even your email address. If you’ve been blogging for a while, you probably already have registered your Gravatar, have a branded email address and a social media user name. If you’re new to blogging, you […]

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What is Your Favorite WordPress Plugin? #FridayFinds

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Plugins are programs (written in the PHP scripting language) that can add additional functionality to your WordPress website. Some plugins perform functions such as backups, caching and security. Others add special features like forms, image galleries, displaying related posts etc. Since plugins are basically a way of adding more code to your site, it’s understandable […]

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6 Specific Reasons You Ought to Blog – Nothing Else Will Do!

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Once upon a time, all that a business had to do was to produce. Customers were called “consumers” then. Today, that term just won’t apply. No one consumes anything. Before customers patronize, they wield a huge list of expectations that businesses have to match up to.

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Do You Comment for Backlinks on DoFollow Enabled CommentLuv Blogs?

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Last week, Matt Cutts got the blogging community in an uproar over whether or not guest blogging was dead. (It’s not.) Actually, what Matt said was that guest blogging for “backlinks” was no longer going to be tolerated by Google and that we should be especially concerned with spammy links in guest posts intended for […]

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