Articles by David Baxter

Chrome Extension Attacks Target Site Owners

August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

PSA: 4.8 Million Affected by Chrome Extension Attacks Targeting Site Owners Wordfence.com August 17, 2017 In June, July and August, developers of the following Chrome extensions had their login credentials stolen through a phishing attack. The extensions affected are: Web Developer – Versions [Read more..]

Get ready now for Google’s Mobile First Index

July 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Google’s Mobile First Index is not expected top go live until some time next year (2018). But that doesn’t mean you should wait until 2018 to make sure your site conforms to the mobile search criteria. Prepare now and you’ll get the “ready now” bonus when Google starts [Read more..]

The Psychlinks Website Management Option

July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The latest statistics (July 2017) indicate that 59.2% of all websites using a known content management system (CMS) are based on the WordPress platform (28.4% of all websites on the internet). That is a significant market share that I believe has been well earned by the almost unlimited  [Read more..]

Fake eMail leads to Browser Hijack and Malware

February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m neither a novice nor naïve when it comes to computers, the internet, and online security issues. However, I have to admit this one slipped by me. I was expecting a package or perhaps two to be delivered by Canada Post a couple of days ago. I was working away troubleshooting a website and a [Read more..]

Autofill security risk in most browsers except Firefox

January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here’s why you’ll probably want to turn off browser autofill Globalnews.ca January 18, 2017 It’s annoying to type your personal details — name, address, phone numbers, all the rest of it — every time you need to fill out on online form. Browser makers realized this years ago, which is why [Read more..]

No Business Is Too Small to Have a Website

July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

    From Why No Business Is Too Small to Have a Website: The average Canadian spends 45 hours online per month, more than any other nation and almost double the global average… Not only do we love shopping online, but many Canadians also rely on the web to research and to compare [Read more..]

Customers avoid businesses with poor mobile websites

July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

  From a recent post by LSA Insider, 57% Unlikely to Buy Online from Biz with Poor Mobile Experience: Studies continue to show that poor mobile experiences result in businesses and brands being overlooked by customers. According to a new study, 57% of consumers said they were not likely to [Read more..]

How NOT to write headlines

June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Before I get into today’s pet peeves rant, consider why we worry about writing headlines at all and what we hope they will accomplish. I think this comes down to two things: In a world where we are all inundated by more information than we can possibly process, we want the article or story [Read more..]

Small Business in Canada: Why You Need A Website

April 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has just released a report on the state of ecommerce and online business presence in Canada. This study investigates the growing importance of e-commerce to Canadian retailers. CIRA’s research looked at online purchasing behaviours of both [Read more..]

Facebook Instant Articles for WordPress

March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Automattic Releases WordPress Plugin for Facebook’s Instant Articles by Sarah Gooding, WordPress Tavern March 7, 2016 Today the WordPress.com VIP team released a plugin for Facebook’s Instant Articles, which will be open to any publisher starting April 12, 2016. Automattic partnered with [Read more..]
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