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WILL YOUR WEBSITE BE PENALIZED?

Google Announces New SSL Requirements - 1/1/2017

SOURCE: VALET.IO - BY Kimberly Lipari

SSL is a way of encrypting websites to make them safer and less hackable. Google is already penalizing sites that DON’T have this in place.

 

Things are about to get a whole lot worse for pages with logins and credit card forms come January 2017.

 

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Starting January 1st, 2017, Google will be penalizing websites that don't use a Secure Certificate.

IS YOUR WEBSITE MOBILE FRIENDLY?

Google Announces New Requirements

SOURCE: GOOGLE.COM / BUSINESSINSIDER.COM

April 21st’s mobile-friendly update boosts mobile search rankings for pages that are legible and usable on mobile devices.

As we noted earlier this year, today’s the day we begin globally rolling out our mobile-friendly update. We’re boosting the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results.

 

Now searchers can more easily find high-quality and relevant results where text is readable without tapping or zooming, tap targets are spaced appropriately, and the page avoids unplayable content or horizontal scrolling.

 

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PRINT MEDIA IS NOT DEAD!

Here's Proof...

SOURCE: CNN MONEY

We've heard it said many times: Print is dead.

 

But startups are questioning this idea.

 

"It's just like in retail [where] people are saying stores are dead," said Ethan Song, co-founder of menswear startup Frank & Oak. "[Stores] used to be the main thing, and they're not anymore. But they're still very impactful."

 

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By Adam Mehlhaff

InSights

Adam Mehlhaff is a professionally trained Graphic Designer with over 25 years of experience in the design and marketing fields.

5 Reasons To Hire A Web Design Firm Instead Of Using A Template Service

 

It makes sense to hire a professional web design firm to do the job, and I'll tell you why...  Continued on page 1e

Conversion Marketing - What It Is, Why It's Important, And The Social Media Tie-In

 

Let's gain some clarity on conversions and how social media can help your business...  Continued on page 6a

The work of Jasmine Kay Uy for her University of Texas at Austin Department of Art and Art History Digital Foundations class with Bethany Johnson titled "Art is Pointless...".

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