More WordPress Sadness... Upgrade Immediately
We are sorry to report the latest WordPress vulnerability which apparently has been around for four years and effects 86% of all WordPress sites. This one is a Cross Site Scripting (XSS) bug and is associated with the commonly used comment system plugin.
If you are using WordPress versions between 3.0 and 3.9.2, you will want to upgrade immediately. Version 4.0.1 seems to have overcome the problem along with some other XSS problems and a cross-site request forgery vulnerability.
The flaw has been described as the most serious in five years and could allow your site to attack the machines of your visitors as well as site administrators.
If you are worried about Internet security or you need a new website and would like to have a chat with us at 111 Web Studio, please do give us a call at 877.397.7605 or contact us online.
Posted on 11/24/2014 9:24 AM by Customer Service
#1 Search Engine Secret
Let's not kid ourselves here... your goal is to get listed on the first page of Google, right? So you've got to ask yourself... why do search engines present one link over another? What do you have to do to get on that critical first page of Google's search results?
As with anyone else, if you want to understand what motivates search engines most of all, a good place to start is by walking a mile in their shoes. When you start thinking like Google and about who they might present to a searcher, the first thing you will recognize is that when making the decision on who gets listed on the first page of Google, they don't care one little bit about you, your business or your web site. In fact, they don't even care about their advertisers. The person they care about most of all is the person who types something into their search box. Because if they serve that person's needs well, that person will come back with their next question and they will own those eyeballs. It is from that root their tree grows; all good things come to them when they own enough eyeballs.
So how do they serve the searcher's needs best? By delivering the "right" answer to their query. It's that simple. If they deliver the right answer every time, the searcher has no need to go elsewhere next time they have a question. Once you understand this, you realize that if you want to be listed on the first page of search results presented by Google, you do it by being the right answer. That's the secret. There is no magic potion, no need to "trick" search engines into listing you, no need for "black-hat" or any other manipulations. Just make sure that when someone asks the question that you can answer best, Google knows that you are the right answer to that question.
If you have read all the articles about SEO and Internet Marketing in this blog, you will be well aware of what it takes to be the right answer, but I'll remind you. In order to be the right answer, you must be the subject matter expert on the topic being searched. You already know you are a thought leader in your field, so all you need to do is make sure Google knows it, too. And how do you do that? You do it by producing unique content that's relevant to the subject being searched and by making sure search engines know you have produced it.
The way you get this done has been covered extensively here in other articles, but if you don't have the time, energy or inclination to read our articles to learn about it and do it yourself, give us a call at 877.397.7605 or contact 111 Web Studio online and we will do everything we can to help you get listed on the first page of Google.
Posted on 11/20/2014 9:50 AM by Customer Service
More 111 Security Updates
We are always doing everything we can think of to stay ahead of the bad guys and this week has been no exception. This time we have added several security updates to the,Build111 and Church111 guest book feature. The Build111 and Church111 SaaS (software as a service),content management systems and website builders are continually enhanced and improved as customers make recommendations and we implement them for use by everyone.,
For the guest book, each entry must now be approved by an administrator before it shows up on the live site. Approval used to be an option, but abusers have made it impossible to avoid. We also added an option for administrators to ban troublesome posters by IP address and implemented an automatic ban of IP addresses from users who experience multiple CAPTCHA failures. Lastly, we added a Google CAPTCHA option in addition to the math question for those who want to use that instead.
If you'd like to test drive the Build111 or Church111 CMS for your website, give us a call at 877.397.7605 or contact us for more information.
Posted on 11/18/2014 9:48 AM by Customer Service
New Options in Build111 eCommerce Shopping Cart
111 Web Studio is pleased to announce several enhancements including the addition of international shipping options for UPS, FedEx and USPS in the Build111 and Church111 shopping carts. These powerful SaaS CMS website builders have always been more feature rich than any other system we can find on the market today, and now your customers can shop for your products from anywhere in the world and can get them shipped easily.
Some other e-commerce improvements include:
- The ability to add a caption to cart product images
- The ability to add embedded videos to products
- The ability to add more proudct images to each product
We also added Google CAPTCHA to forms as an alternative to a math question for those who like a CAPTCHA better.
In upcoming articles, we will write about some other handy features you may not know about. For example, here are some cool additions that come with the Build111 and Church111 available "members" section:
- eBlast email marketing system
- CRM for keeping track of outreach you make to your contacts
- Project pages so groups of people can collaborate on projects
- Public or private directory of members
- Message board / forum
- Private live chat and internal messaging
- Turn groups into classes and take attendance
- Much, much more
If you have any questions about,Build111, Church111, e-commerce shopping carts, custom web design or content management for your web site, give us a call at 877.397.7605 or contact us for more information.
Posted on 11/04/2014 9:08 AM by Customer Service