Mike Vandling

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9 Things to Consider for Your SEO Campaign

SEO Campaign<p>Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a vital skill that must be utilized to gain maximum benefit from a website. CourseVector has created …

SEO Audit Checklist

Google: Our Search Algorithms Don't Try To Figure Out Reading Levels

I'll be honest, John Mueller of Google has confused me on this one... In a hangout from the other day at the 30:41 mark into the video, someone asked …

Google Now Requires Higher Resolution Images For AMP Top Stories Carousel

Aaron Bradley posted on Google+ that Google has changed the article schema requirements documentation specifically for AMP pages that you now need to …

Google Now

ShurL0ckr ransomware targets cloud apps, evades AV detection

Ransomware

Do You Know Where Your Passwords Are? Feb 2018

Cybersecurity Poster<p>CourseVector grants permission to use this artwork for any non-commercial purpose as long as the CourseVector contact information …

Key iPhone Source Code Gets Posted Online in 'Biggest Leak in History'

Source code for iBoot, one of the most critical iOS programs, was anonymously posted on GitHub.<p><i>Update, February 8, 08:27 a.m.: Apple filed a copyright takedown request with GitHub and forced the company to remove the code.</i><p>Someone just posted what experts say is the source code for a core component …

SEO Tutorial Series - Top 10 SEO Mistakes To Avoid

This SEO Tutorial will help you hone your search engine optimization (SEO) techniques helping to increase website traffic dramatically. It’s common …

Chrome 64 arrives with stronger pop-up blocker and new developer features

Google today launched Chrome 64 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Additions in this release include a stronger pop-up blocker and a slew of developer …

Linux

The Story of 2017: Google Winners & Losers

<b>What do Netflix, ebates.com and thesun.co.uk have in common? They’re among the top 100 domains that enjoyed rich rewards in 2017. Which domains took</b> …

List-Worthy

Google Speed Update: Google Algorithm Designed To Downgrade Slow Mobile Pages

Google announced yesterday a new ranking algorithm designed specifically to downgrade the search rankings of really slow mobile pages. Google said " …

Cyber Safe Work Security Awareness Poster January 2018

Cybersecurity Poster<p>CourseVector grants permission to use this artwork for any non-commercial purpose as long as the CourseVector contact information …

Researchers: Malicious Chrome extensions infected 500K workstations

More than a half-million workstations at major global organizations were recently found infected with malicious Chrome web browser extensions that …

Website Ranking Strategies for Competitive Markets

Website ranking in today’s competitive markets can be a daunting, if not frustrating, initiative. Regardless how long your company has been in …

Google Maccabees Update Analysis: Sites Targeting Many Keyword Permutations

As I reported, the SEO community noticed last week starting around December 12, 2017 a larger Google update which I named the Google Maccabees …

SEO

120 Million American Households Exposed In 'Massive' ConsumerView Database Leak

Information on more than 120 million American households was sitting in a massive database found left exposed on the web earlier this month, <i>Forbes</i> has been told. It included an extraordinary range of personal details on residents, including addresses, ethnicity, interests and hobbies, income, right …

Security

Data Breach at Website with 45 Million Users Discovered During Academic Research

Catalin Cimpanu reports:<p>A team of three researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has created a tool that can detect when …

10 things you must consider before building a website

Building your own website is a rewarding experience but it takes more than a few clicks of the mouse. Here's what to know before you go, go go<p>1. What do you want to do?<p>Too many people do not truly understand what they want when they set up a website – particularly if doing so by themselves. It’s …

Marketing

What Do Google's New, Longer Snippets Mean for SEO? - Whiteboard Friday

Snippets and meta descriptions have brand-new character limits, and it's a big change for Google and SEOs alike. Learn about what's new, when it …

The Impact of GDPR On Today's Mobile Enterprise

GDPR

‘Mailsploit’ Lets Hackers Forge Perfect Email Spoofs

Pretending to be someone you're not in an email has never been quite hard enough—hence phishing, that eternal scourge of internet security. But now …

Information Security

Ransomware-spreading hackers sneak in through RDP

Sophos has uncovered a new niche in the world of cybercrime: ransomware infections where the crooks run the ransomware themselves

Ransomware

Chrome to start blocking unwanted redirects

“1 out of every 5 feedback reports from Chrome users on desktop mention encountering some type of unwanted content, and we take this feedback …

Google Chrome

Google: When to Remove & When to Improve Low Quality Content

When should you remove content versus improving it when it is low quality content on your site and you are concerned about the impact that spam or …

Search Engine Marketing

10 Social Engineering Attacks Your End Users Need to Know About

It's Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Make sure your users are briefed on these 10 attacker techniques that are often overlooked.<p>2 of 11<p>1. Vishing<p>End …

Social Issues

5 phishing scams you need to be aware of

Phishing uses the name of a trusted entity – often financial institutions – to get sensitive personal information such as passwords and credit card details via bogus email or texts.<p>“Scam or phishing emails typically have one of two strategies: fear or greed,” Jonathan Penn, Director of Strategy at …

LifeLock highlights Equifax breach in ads but still shares data with credit bureau

People are turning to companies like LifeLock in Tempe as they learn they are among the millions whose personal information was stolen when hackers …

KFC Only Follows 11 People on Twitter, and It's Genius

We're not sure if the guy who goes by the Twitter handle @edgette22 does any detective work on the side, but he may want to look into it. Mashable …

Social Media

What Is Google AMP and Why You Need Accelerated Mobile Pages

What Exactly is Google AMP or Accelerated Mobile Pages?<p>The world of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is perpetually reaching new heights and Google …

SEO