How to Detect and Stay Safe From Internet Fraud and Related Crime

In case you underestimate the monumental fraud committed by cyber criminals and the consequential loss associated, these statistics should force a rethink and compel you to take the suggestions we have documented in this post more seriously. In 2022, Americans reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) a record $3.56 billion lost to online fraud in the first six months of the year. Computerweekly reports an incredible global loss of $1 trillion annually to cyber crime. Scam and phishing crimes hit a 438 percent increase in Kenya and 178 percent increase in Nigeria according to a report by the Nigerian Business Day . According to a report by Statistica e-commerce losses to online payment fraud were estimated at 41 billion U.S. dollars globally in [...]

An SEO-Guide to Website Redesigning

Website redesigning is something you are always persuaded and sometimes compelled to do especially when you operate in a highly competitive environment. You are always itching to do better, wanting more traffic , sales , conversion and revenue, striving to keep people longer on your website to improve your user experience metrics especially bounce rate, wanting to do more to get better ranking and never satisfied with current performance. Improving website performance is something you will always want to do and it is normal for ever goal oriented website owner and administrator to strive towards better performance . One way this performance is achieved is by improving your website design . As a service provider, we have been motivated by our goals to embark on [...]

A Step-by-Step Guide to WordPress Security

WordPress is undoubtedly the most popular content management system (CMS) used for website creation today. According to W3techs reports , WordPress powers 63.7 percent of websites built with content management systems. Hubspot reports that WordPress powers 43.2% of all websites on the internet today. Staggering reports of popularity these are. But it also indicates that a vulnerability in WordPress could significantly break the internet and create unprecedented losses for businesses and website owners. Given this popularity rating, it is no surprise that WordPress has been the target of website attackers and scammers around the world. Being able to exploit a WordPress vulnerability puts a lot of businesses in danger and for whatever reasons, attackers who succeed [...]

How URL Redirection Affect Website Performance and SEO

Redirects are things there will always be need to do on a normal website especially when you understand their uses and how to properly handle them . You may want to redirect from http to https, redirect a domain from www to non www and vice versa, redirect to a temporary URL while your website is undergoing maintenance and so on. There are several reasons you may want to redirect and we should look at all that in this post. But before we go into the details, let us look at the basics.   The Fundamentals of URL Redirect What is a URL Redirect? URL redirection which is also called URL forwarding is a technique used to make a web page available at a different URL. It simply means making a URL to load a different destination URL. How a URL [...]

What Does Google Search Essentials Mean For SEO

You should be familiar with Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. It used to be the most comprehensive documentation from Google which spelt out the dos and don’ts of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). It became outdated and Google has replaced it with Search Essentials , a new set of rules about what you need to do and what you need not do if you will perform well with SEO. They go much more in-depth with what they like and don’t approve of. Well, as we know with Google, it can sometimes just provide a broad view and not be too detailed or specific. Whatever be the case, every clue from Google provide some real advantage which should help your SEO efforts, after all, no one can better guide your SEO efforts than Google.   Understanding SEO [...]

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