5 SEO tactics to outrank your competitors

SEO tactics for small businesses

You can have the best website and product but it won’t matter if visitors can’t find your website.

Contrary to popular belief, just because you’ve built a website doesn’t mean that customers will start coming in. In fact, it’s only the first step and search engine optimization (SEO) is the way to get people through your digital door.

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The $135 million .WEB auction and its impact on businesses, worldwide

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On July 27, one of the most highly sought after new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) extension was sold for a record-breaking $135 million in an auction.

With Alphabet (Google), Donuts Inc. and upstart Nu Dot Co LLC, competing against each other, the winning bid was produced by Nu Dot Co LLC. Backed by Verisign – the registry for .COM and .NET – Nu Dot Co beat out the both Alphabet’s and Donuts’ massive coffers, combined.

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A Beginner’s Guide to How SSL Encryption Works

SSL for beginners

Have you ever noticed a green lock icon on certain websites? Maybe you’ve noticed websites using “HTTPS” instead of “HTTP”. If you have, then you’ve seen SSL encryption at work.

To most people, SSL encryption sounds like a complicated process, but in reality, the basics of how SSL encryption works is easy and relatively simple. Before diving in, let’s look at what SSL is.

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Is Pokemon Go a fad? Maybe. Should you ignore it? Nope.

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Pokemon Go. But seriously, what is it?

Pokemon Go originally started out as an April Fool’s prank by Google back in 2014. It generated so much demand and buzz that Google eventually tasked Niantic Studios with creating the game. Using the lessons it previously learned from Ingress, Niantic used augmented reality to create Pokemon Go.

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Before you move to a new domain name…

Over the past few months, the Webnames.ca Support team has been getting a lot of calls and chat messages asking us to change the primary domain of their current website.

While most customers think this is a quick and painless procedure, the reality of it is nowhere close to that. Here are some common misconceptions about moving to a new domain:

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Is your password secure? It might be time to change it again

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In light of recent events, it might be time to change your passwords again.

Last month, news broke out that LinkedIn user data stolen from 2012 were being sold on the dark web. A few weeks later, both Twitter and Myspace reported similar breaches as well. As more hacks are reported every few weeks, it’s perfectly natural to be on edge especially when we share our personal details with these networks.

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The Growing Threat of Domain Hijacking (and How to Protect Against It)

The Growing Threat of Domain Hijacking (and How to Protect Against It)

Domain hijacking seems like a foreign concept to most but it is a very real threat. While it doesn’t gain as much attention as spam or malware, domain hijacking is equally as disruptive to businesses and organizations. In most cases, these disruptions are temporary but they can produce lingering fallout on brands.

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Scam websites and emails (and how to avoid them)

scam websites and fraud emails

You get an email that appears to be from your bank or from your country’s tax agency indicating that there is an issue with your account. Fervently, you click on the link in the email and follow the steps to fix the issue. Some months later, you start noticing charges that you never authorized on your credit or debit card.

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