Editors note: Security consultancy Networks Unlimited allowed freelance reporter Sandra Gittlen to tag along as it conducted a data leak audit at a Boston pharmaceutical firm, then presented its findings to company execs. In exchange for this type of access, we agreed not to identify the pharma firm.
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Robots.txt is a small text file that can be used to control spiders/crawlers/robots that visit your website. You may use it to stop some robots to crawl some parts of your website. For example if you have a lot of images and a particular robot downloads it daily it may be wasting your bandwidth.
The purpose of a website is to create one that attracts people and increases traffic to your business. One of the ways to ensure you get the traffic you need is through Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. This used optimized key words and phrases that an individual may type into the search bar when they are looking for an answer or trying to find a company that meets their needs.
No company can effectively market themselves without having some sort of presence in the virtual world. Naturally, your business would need an impressive website and a well crafted internet marketing strategy. In effect, you need a web design company to create your website, a hosting company to host the website and cater to all the tasks associated with keeping the site live round the clock and an SEO company to cater to internet marketing.
Have you ever wondered which type of hosting is right for you? There are so many different hosting plans and hosting providers out there. Don’t be bogged down by all the options. Let’s take a few moments to discuss. There are free web hosting providers. This option might be ok if you just have a little site for fun or for your hobby. However, take not that most of the free hosting providers require you to have ads on your site. These are often pop–up ads that they place on your site. These can get to be a bit annoying. You will often have limited bandwidth, disk space and features.
There is a lot to think about before setting up a Internet website. Here are a few things to consider before you set up your site. Of course, not all of the following factors may apply to your website needs. Examine the list of suggestions and evaluate your own requirements.
When you have blogs with massive amount of posts and pages, it would be tedious to change a few words on each of them manually. There are many ways to do this thing, but require some sort of knowledge in coding. Writing SQL codes using phpMyAdmin is one of the “easiest” but for those who aren’t really into the thing, here’s a plugin for you, and the explanation regarding how to do quick search and replace in WordPress. (more…)
Choosing the right color scheme for your website can be an uphill task if you are not sure as to what you want to accomplish. It can be as important as the graphics and contents that you are uploading onto your website. A lot of factors have to be considered before deciding on the right color scheme for your website. One should consider the emotional responses, psychology of color and the impact that each color can leave on the visitor. The first impression is the best impression. If at first the color scheme is not appealing, then you might just lose the visitor for good. You only get once chance to make the first impression and so it is better to get it right. (more…)
If you’ve been blogging for longer than a few months, you’ve probably heard of the ever so popular site analytics program, Google Analytics. It allows blog owners to do such things as:
- Discover how your site visitors found your blog
- View how many visitors your blog receives each day
- View areas on your blog where people have clicked
- . . . and a ton more.
Spyware has been around for quite some time and continues to do damage to most of the computer and internet users out there. Good thing there are now anti-spyware products available to fight these unfriendly programs. It is a good practice to have one, especially the heavy internet users, because you cannot really be sure of the safety and protection your computer has. (more…)