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Major WordPress Update

Major WordPress Update

In case you may have missed it, WordPress is releasing a MAJOR update on Tuesday with WP 5.7. It's been a while since there's been a major overhaul with a WP release, so here's what I would recommend doing before the release date. I ALWAYS recommend taking a full...

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Yahoo SiteBuilder is Ending.  Are You Ready?

Yahoo SiteBuilder is Ending. Are You Ready?

I have never been a fan of Yahoo SiteBuilder. It was too restrictive with what you could do, the SEO wasn't any good, and the sites lacked a lot in their design elements. That said, I know there are several small business owners that use SiteBuilder for their website....

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Michigan Small Business Grant

Michigan Small Business Grant

2020 was a difficult year for many people on several levels, including many small business owners in Michigan. If you are a small business owner that was affected by Covid, you may be eligible for a Michigan Small Business Survival Grant.The application deadline is at...

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GoDaddy Breach – What It Means For You

GoDaddy Breach – What It Means For You

GoDaddy customers should of course be concerned with yesterday's news that GoDaddy was breached back on October 19, 2019 (you can see the Forbes article here). If you were one of the approximately 28,000 customers that received an email from GoDaddy telling you that...

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Google Business Listing Not Verified

Google Business Listing Not Verified

Are you wondering if all the calls you're getting from "Google" saying that your business listing hasn't been verified is a scam or not? It is. I've been getting these calls for years. Some of the calls are from my state, others are out of state. Caller ID comes up...

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Poor Hosting Experience

Poor Hosting Experience

We've all seen the commercials for this web hosting company (that shall rename nameless in this article). They lure you in with great deals for the first year of hosting, and tell you other things you "need" for your web hosting. They make everything sound so great,...

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Yet Another Domain Scam

Yet Another Domain Scam

Happy New Year! I hope everyone is enjoying their start to 2020. It's January 3rd, and I've already seen a new domain name scam. This one was an invoice sent to my PayPal account for renewing a domain name (that I had already renewed). This one is worse than the other...

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Business Award Scam

Business Award Scam

I was just notified that Scorching Web Design & Marketing was awarded a "Best of" award! How exciting! I'm so glad that my hard work for my clients has been noticed and is getting recognized. This will also be excellent PR and will help attract new clients. I am...

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Domain Name Registration Scam?

Domain Name Registration Scam?

As a web designer, I get this question asked several times every year. A client receives an official-looking letter in the mail telling them to "act today" in order to not to lose their domain name which "may result in a loss of...

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