Free SEO Webinars by Rebecca Gill

Updated (12/9/2019) She’s Back!!  Rebecca Gill at WordCamp US 2019 It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Rebecca Gill :).  I would have loved to attend WordCamp US 2019 in St. Louis, MO this year, but alas…  Anyway, I was thrilled to see that Rebecca was speaking on Search Engine Optimization.  She presented […]
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Tour of Taos Pueblo

This is a preliminary test of the Pano2VR software using the first four images I took with an Insta360 Evo camera.  Pretty cool, eh?  Let me know what you think!!  
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WordPress Vulnerabilities for the Week of 19.02.18

WordPress 5.1 Dropped Last Week WordPress vulnerabilities in WP Core through version 5.0.3 have been published by US-CERT.  One allows a Path Transversal in the wp_crop_image() variable.  This flaw has been present in WordPress for a long time.  If you’ve made the jump to 5.0, please update to 5.1 right away.  If you’ve not made […]
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WordPress Vulnerabilities 19.01.22

January 28th is Data Privacy Day! Data Privacy Day (DPD) will be held on January 28th, 2019. It is an annual effort to promote data privacy awareness and education. DPD 2019 is sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), focus around the theme, A New Era in Privacy. The NCSA Stay Safe Online website will feature […]
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How to Measure Website Loading Speed

You can find Part 1 of this series on Technical SEO at “The Need for Website Speed – Technical SEO” In my first article for OPPA’s FOCUS OREGON Magazine, I discussed why your photography website needs to load fast.  Our shift to mobile devices and ever-decreasing attention span can impact both the number of visitors […]
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Why is WordPress Superior to Blogger?

This question was just posted on HARO this afternoon: I’m working for an article, and need info on what ways the WordPress platform is superior to Blogger? Help A Reporter Out (HARO) Here’s my quick answer… WordPress vs. Blogger SEO Perhaps most importantly, the high technology spending Blogger websites we’ve analyzed with GTMetrix and Google’s PageSpeed Insights […]
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The Need for Website Speed – Technical SEO

Note:  This post was written for the Oregon Professional Photographers Association’s (OPPA) Focus Oregon magazine, October 2018.  I happen to be an international award-winning photographer, among other things ;).  Photographers are mostly “do-it-yourselfers.”  I think sometimes it’s because most of us are really curious, but I think that it’s most often because of our budgets.  […]
Read More Cloudflare DNS Goes Live April 1

Just now on CBS This Morning, I learned that Cloudflare, a well-known CDN provider, had launched it’s new DNS network on April 1, 2018.  Yeah, I’m a little late to the party, but better late than never. Cloudflare DNS could potentially revolutionize data privacy and DNS lookups on the Internet.  In case you’re […]
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Update WordPress Plugins – Week of February 26

Another week gone and more WordPress vulnerabilities to report.  See US-CERT Bulletin (SB18-064) for more information. This week it’s two VERY popular plugins (1M active Installations), both of which I use on almost all of my websites. The first is iThemes Security.  The plugin versions before 6.9.1 for WordPress do not properly perform data escaping for […]
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Vero – A New Play in Influencer Marketing

Get ready for yet another social media network on which you must maintain a presence.  Just what we all needed ;).  A friend who’s very active on Instagram just told me about the new social media network, Vero.  He said that all the people he was following on Instagram (i.e. influencers) were flocking over to […]
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This Week in WordPress Vulnerabilities – SB18-057

In a never-ending quest to get webmasters to think about WordPress security, here is the latest update from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Awareness System.  There were five new vulnerabilities discovered in four plugins in the WordPress ecosystem over the past couple of weeks.  They are all cross-site scripting (XSS) WordPress vulnerabilities.  […]
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This Week (2017#51) in WordPress Security

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be speaking on basic WordPress Security at WordCamp Albuquerque on January 19th, 2018. This was a very busy week when it comes to hackers attacking WordPress websites.  I talk to people about WordPress security best practices a lot, but most don’t want to hear it.  They don’t think […]
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