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At some schools, 'Big Brother' is watching - CNN

At some schools, 'Big Brother' is watching - CNN | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
At some schools, 'Big Brother' is watching CNN (CNN) -- Just as parents are grappling with how to keep their kids safe on social media, schools are increasingly confronting a controversial question: Should they do more to monitor students' online...
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Would you want your child's online activity monitored at school? Is this another violation of privacy for the sake of facing the war on 'drugs'...'terrorism'?

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Top 50 Most Attacked WordPress Plugins This Week - Wordfence

Top 50 Most Attacked WordPress Plugins This Week - Wordfence | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
Last week we shared the top 20 most attacked WordPress themes and an explanation of why many of them are targeted. This week we’ve dug deep into the data and we are publishing the top 50 most attacked WordPress plugins during the past 7 days. The data we’re sharing today is based on the following …
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This Week's Top 20 Attacked Themes and Who is Attacking Them - Wordfence

This Week's Top 20 Attacked Themes and Who is Attacking Them - Wordfence | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
Today we’re publishing statistics on the attacks we are seeing on themes across the WordPress ecosystem. The Wordfence Firewall provides us with attack telemetry across a large number of sites that we protect. The data we’re sharing today is based on the following high level metrics: An analysis of 15,949,826 total attacks across the past 7 …
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Malamax Marketing | Halifax, NS | Social Media + Content Marketing

Malamax Marketing | Halifax, NS | Social Media + Content Marketing | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
 17 Questions (+ 2 bonus ones!) you MUST ask yourself before you're ready to invest in a website:
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Let's add: the importance of developing a web presence with social media, knowing your target market, deciding if the site will be static or blog format and who will be maintaining it.
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Google Will Now Favor Pages That Use Its Fast-Loading Tech

Google Will Now Favor Pages That Use Its Fast-Loading Tech | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
Google will now incorporate faster pages for news stories when you search for them on your phone to boost the mobile web.
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Pages using mobile interactive reading technologies like Facebook's Instant Articles take top rank
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The eCommerce Marketing Strategy that Generated 40,000 Leads [Case Study]

The eCommerce Marketing Strategy that Generated 40,000 Leads [Case Study] | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
Online shoppers do their homework before making purchases. To be more specific, 70% of all online American shoppers do research before making a purchase. A successful ecommerce marketing strategy tak…
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An absolute beginner’s guide to setting up Google Analytics for your website | Search Engine Watch

An absolute beginner’s guide to setting up Google Analytics for your website | Search Engine Watch | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
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6 Web Design Trends You Must Know for 2015 & 2016

6 Web Design Trends You Must Know for 2015 & 2016 | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it

Who can forget the GIFs of the ‘90s, or the more up-to-date focus on flat design? Recently, we’ve seen a surge in popularity of responsive web design, as more and...

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Inspirational web design examples. Check em out!

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7 Simple Steps to Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment

7 Simple Steps to Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it

Every day, 68.53% of potential sales are lost on e-commerce sites due to abandoned shopping carts. It means that for every 100 potential customers, only 31 will proceed to make a purchase.

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Strategies to discourage potential e-commerce abandoned shopping cart losses. Check out, right on the money for my experiences.

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How to Help Your New Website Get Indexed on Google | SEJ

How to Help Your New Website Get Indexed on Google | SEJ | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it

You can’t guarantee first-page website ranking with the same bag of black hat tricks. Today, there’s a new content-driven, user-focused approach to SEO.


Via Kamal Bennani, massimo facchinetti
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What Is The Best Screen Size to Design Websites in 2015

What Is The Best Screen Size to Design Websites in 2015 | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
What is the best screen resolution to design your website in light of Google's new mobile friendliness ranking change launched in April 2015.
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How to Respond When Clients Think You Are Too Expensive

How to Respond When Clients Think You Are Too Expensive | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
If you’ve been in the industry for any amount of time, you’ve heard this
objection from clients before. Your first reaction as a designer would be
to get offended, but sometimes, clients think this way because of
preconceived notions about the industry and the value of your services.
Before you get in a huff, take the time to uncover why they feel this way –
sometimes it can save you a potential project. Negotiating is not a bad
thing, after all, some clients just do business this way, but
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Great advice for web designers when working with clients short on funds and resources

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15 Different Ways On How You Could Manage Your Online Reputation Using SEO

15 Different Ways On How You Could Manage Your Online Reputation Using SEO | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
Most people more than likely equate SEO with a system in which you can promote a business site or an affiliate site in order to get more business drawn to your site so you can make some profit. However, that is not all SEO can do for you.
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US hands internet control to ICANN

US hands internet control to ICANN | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
The long-planned turnover takes place, but not before triggering an outcry from critics.
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New MacBook Pro may pack Touch ID power button

New MacBook Pro may pack Touch ID power button | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
Apple's upcoming MacBook Pro refresh may bring the first Touch ID sensor on a Mac.
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10 Awesome Tools To Transform Your Website From Good To Great - DesignTAXI.com

10 Awesome Tools To Transform Your Website From Good To Great - DesignTAXI.com | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
You've got the basics of a website laid out, but what else do you need to make it better?

Fret not—we've prepared a list o
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50 Must-Have Features for Small-Business Websites (Infographic)

50 Must-Have Features for Small-Business Websites (Infographic) | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
This graphic breaks down the vital components of a web page.
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50 Free and Premium WordPress Themes to Use in 2016

50 Free and Premium WordPress Themes to Use in 2016 | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
50 Free and Premium WordPress Themes to Use in 2016 at Line25, your #1 web design blog.
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How Much Should a Website Really Cost?

How Much Should a Website Really Cost? | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
What kind of website do you actually need, and how much should you expect to spend?
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These Are the Mobile Commerce Trends You Need to Watch in 2016

These Are the Mobile Commerce Trends You Need to Watch in 2016 | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
If 2015 was the year of mobile and video, what will 2016 hold? Now that most social platforms and many of the companies doing business on them are thinking mobile-first, let’s take a look at what this year has in store.

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18 questions that will help you write your ‘about’ page (or artist statement)

18 questions that will help you write your ‘about’ page (or artist statement) | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
These are 18 great questions to help you write your 'about page' or artist statement. I feel number four on the first list is often overlooked.
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These prompt questions are adaptable for any profession and industry. What would you add?

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Factors that Influence the 1st Impression of A Website’s Visitors

Factors that Influence the 1st Impression of A Website’s Visitors | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
This list looks at 21 factors that will influence your visitor’s impression within moments of arriving at your site.
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Siteliner - Find Duplicate Content on your site

Siteliner - Find Duplicate Content on your site | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it

"2015 Indigo Stream Technology, providers of Copyscape, releases Siteliner - Find duplicate content and more on your site free."

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How the Tech Revolution Straight Up Bypassed Most Small Businesses

How the Tech Revolution Straight Up Bypassed Most Small Businesses | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
A new survey shows that more than half of small businesses don't have websites. Here's their excuse.
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Google Will Soon Start Punishing Mobile Sites That Use Annoying App Install Ads

Google Will Soon Start Punishing Mobile Sites That Use Annoying App Install Ads | Website Design, SEO and More | Scoop.it
There's nothing wrong with app install ads, but too often now, you click on a mobile search result, and when the site loads, a giant app install interstitial..
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This is the best news of the day! Google begins to down rank those sites with those pesky app ads

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