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Shocking Info About Internet Traffic in 2017 and 7 Steps You Should Take

By Cathy Sirvatka

Now not all robots are bad. Google, YouTube, Bing and other legitimate search engines use them. Anything that helps you find a website by searching the Internet is using robots (computer programs) to index that information. But it shows you …

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Plugins and Widgets: They put the Whiz Bang in your Website!

By Cathy Sirvatka

So what are plugins and widgets and how do I use them in my website? Plugins A plugin is a program (a collection of files) that is completely separate from your website. All plugins perform a specific activity or offer a specific feature.

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ALERT: New Phishing Attack on the Rise

By Cathy Sirvatka

Wordfence Security just issued an alert Friday, April 14, 2017 regarding an insidious phishing attack that uses the Chrome and Firefox browsers. This does not affect Internet Explorer or Safari at this time. Evil-doers have figured out how to register …

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5 Signs of Misleading Website Billing

By Cathy Sirvatka

Normally when we think of web scams, we think of the junk we receive in our emails, or those Facebook messages where a “friend” is in England and needs you to wire cash to them. But website deceit can show up …

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Hackers like easy passwords and old software

Why Are You Being So Difficult?

By Cathy Sirvatka

Asked the hacker to Suzy the website owner, and Erin the consumer, and regular Joe who’s just trying to make a life for himself and doesn’t want someone else stealing it. Suzy, Erin and Joe have something in common. They’ve made all their …

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Website Security

Stealth is Wealth for Hackers: Take these steps for your safety!

By Cathy Sirvatka

There is a relatively new stealth method hackers can use to corrupt, not only your WordPress website, but entire computers!  The type of program is called RANSOMWARE. This is a horrifying method of messing up WordPress websites and corrupting computers. It literally …

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2016 Business Goals

2016 Business Goals: Life Zigs, You Zag

By Cathy Sirvatka

As I write this post from my mother’s home in Connecticut, listening to Bing Crosby singing Joy to the World, I am reminded of holiday traditions – the warm glow of colonial taper candles in the window,  the sweet smell …

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6 Fast Steps to a WordPress Website

6 FAST Steps to Create Your Own Website!
steps 5&6

By Cathy Sirvatka

Okay so I had wanted to put this final post out very quickly after the other two, but I ran up against a wall. I was a sponsor at the That’s Voiceover Career Expo in LA and with so many …

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6 Fast Steps to a WordPress Website

6 FAST Steps to Create Your Own Website!
step 4

By Cathy Sirvatka

So at this point, you have purchased and set up a hosting account with bluehost.com, purchased and connected a domain name to your hosting account, and installed WordPress. If you just landed on this article and haven’t accomplished these things, …

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6 Fast Steps to a WordPress Website

6 FAST Steps to Create Your Own Website!
steps 1, 2 & 3

By Cathy Sirvatka

Scenario 1: You have been using one of the free or managed website systems such as Weebly or Wix for your voice over website, but you’ve run into a wall. It simply won’t do what you need it to do. …

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WordPress Logins Exposed

You’re Giving Out Your WordPress Username! (and you don’t even know it)

By Cathy Sirvatka

When evil-doers know your username, you’re half way to hacksville! How can someone figure out your username?  Check it out…

WordPress Tutorial: Add, edit and delete blog posts

WordPress Tutorial: Add, edit, delete blog posts

By Cathy Sirvatka

Most people who have WordPress websites want to be able to add and edit their own blog posts rather than having to pay someone else to do it. How much easier and FASTER would it be to write your post …

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Cool Linkedin Tip

By Cathy Sirvatka

Linkedin, as with other social media platforms, changes their tools and options periodically.  I have to say, though, that this feature may have been around for a while and I just didn’t notice.  But check this out.

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Copyright on the Internet – What’s Legal?

By Cathy Sirvatka

I AM NOT A LAWYER! This is a Brief Overview of Copyright on the World Wide Web Anything said here is information gathered from other sources (which I cite), and I also give my own non-legally binding observations and sage advice. …

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Mobile-Friendly Websites Are the Law

By Cathy Sirvatka

Posted June 16, 2015 Cathy Sirvatka (Note: I wrote most of this on April 21 when Google began implementing their changes.  However, rotator cuff surgery made completing it difficult.  Time to get it out there now – it’s still valid!) …

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Is Your Website Under Attack? You bet it is!

By Cathy Sirvatka

Your website could fall victim to hacking! And here’s why. Most (if not all) WordPress websites come under “brute force attack” – day in and day out, one-after-another attempts to break into your website.  You may not have known this, …

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The No-Berating Clause

By Cathy Sirvatka

I will NOT beat myself up when I don’t get everything accomplished. I will be positive with myself. I will follow my new plans to the best of my ability. I will encourage myself to let go of mistakes. No …

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The 20-Mile March: Small Accomplishments Lead to Big Rewards

By Cathy Sirvatka

The 20-mile march is a reference to a story told by Jim Collins in his book, “Great by Choice.” In this true story from 1911, there were two teams who raced 1,400 miles to be the first to reach the …

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Testimonials Give Your Business Credibility…

By Cathy Sirvatka

… and Feedback Helps You Grow When I worked at a large research lab, my organization had internal clients – we were all employees of the same company but we looked at the people for whom we did work as …

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The KISS Method

By Cathy Sirvatka

Do you know the KISS method?  “Keep It Simple Stupid!”  I had an instructor in college who made it nicer: Keep It Simple STUDENT.  Either way the idea is clear… and simple. Right now I’m looking at a post-it note …

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