Category: Technology

Online Marketing Made Simple

LinkedIn Accounts Used for MGM Grand Malware Attack – and you could be next

All it took to hack MGM Resorts was a quick jump onto LinkedIn, search for user profiles, gather the public information shared by MGM employees, then call the Help Desk. Hackers don’t hack, hackers log-in. 10 minutes. Yes 10 minutes is all it took for the #ALPHVransomwaregroup to expose the vulnerability that lies within human…
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Website Compliance

Greetings from Big Bear Lake friends and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve been in touch! I’ve got some updates to share with you regarding compliance laws for your website… you know, the boring legal stuff. Two main areas that require attention are accessibility access and consumer data…
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Changing world of digital marketing

The Changing World of Digital Marketing

Social media and digital marketing are in a major upheaval at the moment.  Influencers are being deplatformed, websites suddenly shut down, emails blocked.  How are you going to reach your followers if your accounts are blocked or shut down entirely? What if your email provider blocks your content.  I wrote about this over a year…
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Retriever Rescue of Las Vegas

New Website! Retriever Rescue of Las Vegas

Who Let the Dogs Out?  It was Us! We Let the Dogs Out! I’m excited to announce my latest website project (and pet charity) Retriever Rescue of Las Vegas –  If you know me at all, you know I’m a huge animal lover. Robin and I have been considering adding another doggie to our…
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Online Stranger Danger West Coast Cyber Chick

Stranger Danger – Part One: Parental Controls

Uff. I’ve been putting off blogging and podcasting for awhile now… Okay… about six months. It started with the holidays and a cyber attack on my parent’s computer, and then… well… this COVID-19 situation. The weeks and months have gone by, and now here it is almost Memorial Day. I’m dragging my fingers to get…
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Announcing Monthly Website Maintenance Packages!

I know many of you rarely, if at all, look at the dashboard of your website. For those of you that do, you’re usually asking me what the red notification icons are on the left-hand side. Well let me tell you, those are pending updates that need to be addressed on your site. And they…
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The Importance of Video Marketing

The Importance of Video Marketing

Three, Two, One – ACTION! Video marketing continues to be on the rise as one of the most effective ways to promote your business, brand or product. You don’t have to have expensive equipment, a studio or even a ton of knowledge to make a video that viewers want to watch. Video marketing can start…
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from the West Coast Cyber Chick

How To Improve Your Website for Voice Search

Voice search is going to do nothing but increase in the coming years.  How often have you found yourself saying “Hey Siri” or “Alexa find me…”?  That’s voice search.  If you have any doubt about the importance of ranking for voice searches, check out my post “Voice Search and Why It Matters to your SEO…
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Update Google Chrome Now

Update Your Google Chrome Browser – NOW!

Google is urging Chrome users to update the web browser right away to patch a zero-day vulnerability that is being actively exploited by attackers.  In a Tuesday tweet, Google Chrome Security and Desktop Engineering Lead Justin Schuh said users should install the latest version of the browser—72.0.3626.121—right away.  “Seriously, update your Chrome installs… like right…
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Website Hosting and Why Your Provider Matters

Fast and reliable website hosting is a crucial part of any successful website. Your website hosting provider is critical to the success and the health of your website and your business.   When you’re thinking about building a new website, your hosting provider is probably one of the last things on your mind. But, neglecting to…
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