Website Security: 5 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Website, Today

Website security is a big deal. In the past few years a myriad of major companies’ websites, servers, point-of-sale systems, and who know what else have gotten hacked left and right by groups of highly skilled individuals. Even the Italian company Team Hacking which specialized in “offensive intrusion and surveillance capabilities to governments, law enforcement agencies and corporations,” as described by Wikipedia, was recently hacked making it a concern of gigantic proportions to pretty much everyone.

The good news is that most websites out there, including ours, aren’t being targeted by these individuals. The bad news is that there is another group of hackers eager and happy to target the rest of the websites like this 15-year-old who purportedly hacked 259 company websites within a 90-day period. You read that right, a hacker of 15 years of age having fun like there was no tomorrow.

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April 21 Google Mobile Update: Don’t Panic, Take Action

On April 21st Google will begin to roll out a series of considerable algorithm updates which will change how the search engine indexes pages for mobile searches. Much has been said already, try performing a quick search on Google to realize how much convoluted hype this announcement has created. What the search engine giant is looking for to accomplish is nothing more than to improve searches that are visually compatible with our mobile devices: for most Google users it is that simple.

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Social Media: What You Have Not Realized Until Now

I was networking a few weeks ago in Downtown San Diego. Hours into the event, I stumbled upon and individual, shook hands, and immediately began to introduce ourselves. Suddenly, we found ourselves talking about social media since I mentioned to be in the web design, graphic design, and SEO field.

He stroke me as a well-mannered, smart person yet a few minutes into the conversation he admitted that he “…was just not good with this new social media trend; that he needed to catch up,” or something in those lines. It was that moment when I suddenly had an epiphany, I could not believe even I had not thought of it before.

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How to Build the Website You Want

Let’s assume you have no website, that you are currently looking for an Internet presence for your new business. You begin researching for possible candidates, local web design and development firms to help you build one—you might even consider learning WordPress or Drupal and even some HTML, PHP, and jQuery or simply find an online paid solution that provides a quick and easy website solution. With so many options out there, which one is the best for you, your business, and your budget?

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What This Blog Is About

Otter Creative Studio is a web design and development, graphic design, and SEO company. The web is overly saturated with company and personal blogs covering pretty much everything there is regarding topics in these fields. Worse yet, most of these posts—but not all—are rarely unique and are frequently crafted with SEO in mind and not with contributing to a better Internet. For many years we decided not to contribute with another blog and, instead, focused on our clients’ projects solely.

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