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SSL SECURITY SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. What does this mean to you? If your site collects any of the following information from a visitor, it is essential that you have a secured site to transmit that information securely between the visitor's browser and your website: : Registration data: names, addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers Login data: e-mail addresses and passwords Payment information: credit card numbers, bank details Data entry forms Customer documents This is very important in establishing trust with a visitor, whether it be a consumer or a business. Furthermore, Google and other search engines have consumer protection at the top of their priorities and it could have an impact of your website's visibility on the search results. The Google Chrome browser has recently began clearly marking websites that are not secured using an SSL Certificate (https://). This is what it looks like at the top left of the browser for an unsecured and a secured site:

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DESIGN TIP OF THE WEEK - AUDIO Please use caution when uploading music tracks to a YouTube post or embedding on your website. Most music tracks are copyrighted. YouTube has hundreds of thousands of free music and sound effects that you can use and in the public domain. If you upload a video to YouTube that contains a music track not in the public domain, it will detect it and may prevent it from being posted. Here is the link to the YouTube audio library: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

WordPress 4.7.1 was released on Wednesday, fixing 8 security vulnerabilities including two we covered in December on our blog. Your site should have been automatically updated by now if you have a default WordPress configuration. If your site has not been updated, we recommend that you upgrade at your earliest convenience.

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The importance of a mobile responsive website. Google is now dropping website search results on mobile devices for websites that are not mobile friendly (responsive). Now, since over 50% of visitors (and growing) are now using mobile devices to view websites, it will have a tremendous impact on the website's performance. If you depend on your website for marketing your products and/or services, this could have a serious impact on your marketing. To check if your website is Google mobile friendly, use the following link. If you site is not Google mobile friendly, we can help you make it so. Visit our website for more information on mobile responsive technology. Here is the test link: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

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If you have a Joomla or WordPress site, I highly recommend you secure it. See: http://blog.sucuri.net/2015/04/website-malware-the-swf-iframe-injector-evolves.html?utm_content=13626361&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

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