The SSL affect on Search Engines Rankings

The SSL affect on Search Engines Rankings

What is the SSL affect on Search Engine Rankings and Online Visibility? In 2014 Google announced the SSL/HTTPS would be a ranking factor in their search engines. Until now SSL/HTTPS has been a minor ranking factor, but it is now about to be a game changer. In 2018 there is a push from all the… READ MORE

Website Monitoring – Why You Need to Check More Than Uptime

Website Monitoring – Why You Need to Check More Than Uptime

  Monitoring uptime only really reports that your host is up. It does not confirm that your website is up. This is what happened recently to an associate of mine after working through the night to restore dozens of websites that had gone down. Website monitoring becomes a pain. He checked a few and seeing… READ MORE

You Can’t Rely On The Automated Backup Service Being Performed By Your Host

You Can’t Rely On The Automated Backup Service Being Performed By Your Host

You can’t rely on the automated backups being performed by your host. You need to be performing your own Website backups. Regardless of how reliable you believe your host is, things can and do go wrong. but my Web Designer Keeps backups… If you have an ongoing relationship with your web developer then maybe they… READ MORE

The Devious Trick A Hacker Used To Keep Hacking The Same Website

The Devious Trick A Hacker Used To Keep Hacking The Same Website

We have been approached by business owners with websites that keep getting hacked or infected despite performing a cleanup, security hardening and changing all passwords. One client even deleted every file and rebuilt their website from scratch. At first, we suspected that the problem might be with the host, but after investigation, we found a… READ MORE

Setting Up Secure And Private Access To Your Business Network For People In Remote Locations

Setting Up Secure And Private Access To Your Business Network For People In Remote Locations

Using A VPN in your Business The following is a bit technical but I will try to provide a basic understanding without getting too geeky. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and is basically a secure connection between two computers that are remote from each other. By secure, I mean that all the communication is… READ MORE

Creating and Uploading Custom Artwork for Your YouTube Channel

Creating and Uploading Custom Artwork for Your YouTube Channel

  Channel art is an essential component of branding your Youtube channel’s identity. It also helps your audience to know the brand you wish to represent. When creating and uploading channel art, there are a few things that must be kept in mind. In setting up your design, it is also important to note that… READ MORE

What Is More Dangerous for Your Website Than Being Hacked?

What Is More Dangerous for Your Website Than Being Hacked?

When most people think of a website being hacked, they think of it being defaced by some fanatical political or religious group, or they think of the big sites being hacked or compromised and sensitive information stolen. Hacked websites are often defaced and files damaged or removed. Did you know that websites get infected with… READ MORE

Creating and Uploading Your Custom Google+ Profile Artwork

Creating and Uploading Your Custom Google+ Profile Artwork

Google has recently changed Google Plus and gave it a new look. This included changes to the appearance. In this video, I explain how to create a custom photo for your new Google+ profile. How to create custom photo art without a template for the new 2015 Google Plus profile page Watch the Video: Video… READ MORE

Web Hosting Considerations

Web Hosting Considerations

Here at Virtual Webmaster Services we deal with different hosting every day and are acutely aware of the difference hosting makes to the reliability, speed and security of a website. Did you know that it also affects your Online Visibility and specifically your Google ranking? This is an area that many fail to consider when… READ MORE

Don’t Waste Your Content

Don’t Waste Your Content

Content marketing is more than just publishing good content – it’s knowing how to publish content. I was recently asked to look at a how-to article published on Linkedin. When I read the article I thought it to be very good.  Too good to be used in the way it was. In fact, it is… READ MORE

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