Archive for July, 2017

Why you need website security and how you can get it

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Have you been noticing when you visit certain websites, they have the little “i” in a circle symbol next to the web address, or a padlock with a line through it?

Have you noticed other websites with the green padlock symbol?

In January 2017, Google started adding the “not secure” icon to indicate when you are visiting a website that is not hosted on a secure web server. If you click on the icon, you’ll see a list of items in the drop down that may compromise your security or you may get a warning not to enter sensitive information such as passwords or bank info.

On the other hand, if a website is hosted on a secure web server, Google will indicate that it is secure using the green padlock symbol. You may have noticed the green padlock symbol when you visit bank or government websites, or eCommerce websites that take online payments.

How can you tell if your own website is secure?

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One reason why you need a mobile friendly website

Monday, July 3rd, 2017
Responsive Website Desktop View

Responsive website as viewed on a desktop computer

There are, of course, many reasons why your website should be mobile friendly, but in my opinion there is only one reason why you need a mobile friendly website and why you should be worried if it is not.

If you do a Google search for “why do I need a mobile friendly website?”you’ll be presented with a list of websites that give “3 reasons why you must have a mobile friendly website,” “10 reasons to make your website mobile friendly,” “Five compelling reasons you need a mobile friendly website” and so on.

While all the reasons they give are valid, they all amount to the same thing. (more…)