Part of what we do is make sure that we are up to date on the online trends for social media, online marketing, and digital content creation! Recently, Clutch.co, came out with an article called, How Businesses Use Digital Marketing in 2018, and we wanted to share some of the key points they touched on – some of these trends will help you decide how to spend your 2018 digital marketing budget!
Recently, WordFence, an internet security plug-in used on WordPress sites, created a guide on what to do if your WordPress site has been hacked! Since, we use WordPress as our primary virus and malware protection software for all of our web development projects at Hilo Web Design – here are some tips for you on how to get your website back to normal if you feel you have been hacked.
1. Back Up Your Site Now
This is the most important thing we suggest to our clients. We run back ups of our hosted websites on a regular basis in the event that something does happen. Because of this, we can easily use programs like TimeMachine and turn back the “hands of time” on a website that has been hacked to a previously backed-up version!
This step is crucial in the event of a website being hacked. The adverse would be recreating all of the website pages individually which would take a lot of time, energy, and potentially money if youʻre not able to update the website yourself.
At Hilo Web Design, we try to stay up to date on the current trends in web design, development and marketing. To do this we have to look at all areas of marketing, including online marketing, radio advertisements, print media, and email marketing. One of our main areas of interest is the aspect of social media marketing.
Learn more about what to expect in 2018!
With over two billion active monthly users, Facebook, has become one of the biggest sources of entertainment, news, and frustration on the internet! We were recently asked by a client if her account was hacked after she received several messages from friends saying they had received another friends request. After a little research, we came across an article by CNet “How to tell if your Facebook has been hacked (and what to do).”
We offer a variety of services including Search Engine Optimization which is commonly known as “SEO“. Part of that includes incorporating content marketing in an online marketing strategy to better improve search engine results. We recently read a comprehensive guide to content marketing and SEO by Clucth.co, called The Complete Guide to Content Marketing for SEO.
Aloha and Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou! The team at Hilo Web Design would like to let you know that we have MOVED! AGAIN!
One of the many services we provide at Hilo Web Design is setting up and helping maintain an Online Shopping Cart – for that we use WooCommerce. WooCommerce uses extensions (plug-ins) to add features such as payment gateways (accepting VISA, Mastercard, etc.), adding USPS shipping information, and product add-ons.
We have told you in the past about the difference between using an SSL Certification versus using a payment method like PayPal and the costs and issues assoicated with both. A NEW exetnsion has arrived that is used with those sites wtih and SSL Certification and is FREE! STRIPE: Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club cards directly on your store with the Stripe payment gateway for WooCommerce. The only thing that this system requires is a valid SSL certificate. This ensures your customer credit card details are safe! This plugin also uses Stripe JS to tokenize credit card numbers to make payments keeping card data secure. Stripe now works with refunds in WooCommerce 2.2+.
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We have officially moved back in to the downtown Hilo area! We are excited to be back in the downtown Hilo community and look forward to welcoming our clients (old AND new) to this newly renovated location above Extreme Exposure and Aloha Grown in the heart of downtown Hilo!
To build professional looking websites to meet our client’s objectives, one of the solutions we provide are custom WordPress (CMS) websites. Through this popular use of WordPress, we always make sure that our websites are safe and secure for our clients. Just recently, we were made aware (via the security blog Sucuri) of a serious vulnerability in a few popular WordPress plugins.
We recently received two awards from the Internet Marketing Assocition for their IMPACT14 Conference. We were chosen as a Leader in Website Aesthetics and Social Media Campaigns. Weʻd like to thank the IMA for honoring us with this award!