Verify Your Symantec SSL Certificates ASAP

The What: Website owners who use SSL certificates purchased from Symantec prior to June 1, 2016 will need to replace them soon, or site users will begin seeing the warning show below. This includes SSLs issued from companies owned by Symantec, including Thawte, Verisign, Equifax, GeoTrust, and RapidSSL. The When: ... More

Beware the Google Listing Scam

Perky voice on my phone today.... "Hi! This is Sarah, calling about your Google listing? I'm looking at my system here, and it still looks like your listing is incorrect. Correct listings mean you're much more likely to be ranked above your competition. So if you'll call me back at (1-800-number) and get me the correct ... More

Random Image Rotation – Sally Ride Google Doodle

I hope you all got the opportunity to check out the excellent Google Doodles honoring Sally Ride yesterday, on what would have been her 64th birthday. Sally was the first female astronaut in the United States, riding the space shuttle Challenger into space in 1983 and again in 1984. In addition to her inspiring career with ... More

Have You Checked Your Website for Mobile-Friendliness Yet?

If not, now would probably be a good time! Use this link to find out how Google sees your site: Simply put in your website address, and you'll get a return page after a few moment's analysis. If your site is good, it will look like ours. After yesterday's ... More

Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly?

Like it or not, it had better be, and soon. Google is making a major change to their ranking algorithm, beginning next week on April 21st, that will strongly affect mobile search results. If your website is already mobile-friendly, great! You're ahead of the curve. If it's not, though, what will this algorithm change mean ... More

Raymond Loewy: Icon of Modern Design

If you've been on Google today, you've surely noticed the futuristic train sketch replacing the usual logo, as Google honors Raymond Loewy on his 120th birthday anniversary. You may not be familiar with the name, but you are certainly familiar with the results of Loewy's lifetime of work in the design field, whether you ... More

Tracking Your Personal Data Online

EVERY website has the ability to track certain basic data about you when you visit, such as time and date, your IP address (and therefore general location), and third-party referrer data (meaning how you got there from here). For the majority of websites, this information is merely passively collected and rarely, if ever, ... More

Oh, Go Google Yourself!

Seriously, go do it! You might be surprised about what you find, especially if you are someone concerned with your privacy. Or with your online reputation, which these days equates to your reputation, period. Remember to put your name in quotes for more accurate results, and log out of any Google account prior to searchi... More

Men Are From LinkedIn, Women Are From Facebook

And here we always thought that "Men are from Mars, women are from Venus"! Not according to this infographic from, which breaks down social media usage by sex.   Most of the stats fall into the "expected" category, i.e. females make up the lion's (or lioness') share of Pinterest users, and so ... More