This post is part of the weekly series Friday Finds featuring news that you may find both valuable and interesting. The topics that I’ll be focusing on this week include a security vulnerability in two popular WordPress plugins, award winning websites, a blogger’s view of keyword stuffing and infographics about online marketing strategies and social media. As always, please feel free to share your thoughts, concerns and experiences in the comment section. That way, we can all continue to learn from each other.
Interesting Articles You May Find Valuable
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability was Disclosed: A security vulnerability that affects two favorite WordPress caching plugins was brought to everyone’s attention this week. Both WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache (W3TC) are at risk of being exploited. This is a very serious vulnerability and at the very least you should make sure that the plugins are updated. Some of the commenters in this article suggest replacing them entirely.
Award-Winning Websites That Inspire Us – This article takes a look at some of the companies that won a Best Website award from the IAC (Internet Advertising Competition) in 2013. The 10 winners that are featured represent: Government, Small Business, Advocacy, Employment (2), Beverages, Travel, Automobiles, Retail and Consumer Goods.
Keyword Stuffing – What’s the Limit? – This article was posted a couple of weeks ago but (like many good blog posts) the content will be relevant for a long time. I think it’s a good follow-up post to the post I wrote a couple of weeks ago that featured a video of Matt Cutts (the head of webspam at Google) talking about the “Synonym” team at Google.
37 Different Online Marketing Strategies (#infographic) – This one is for those of you who find infographics informative and a nice break from reading long blog posts. If you’re the type of person who enjoys infographics, you may also want to check out the Social Media Snapshot Men vs Women infographic that I blogged about this week.
As always, feel free to share your thoughts and ideas in the comment section below. For those of you who have concerns that your WordPress site may have malware (or a few other security risks), you can always scan your site for free here on Sucuri.net. Best wishes for a safe and happy weekend and a productive week ahead