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At Big Red SEO we believe in educating our clients and potential clients as much as possible. We update our blog regularly with things we’re seeing in the industry, tips for website exposure, security alerts and general business. If you have an idea for a blog post you want us to cover, please contact us!

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SSL Certificates Security and Encryption

SSL Certificates, HTTPS & Security

Over the past few years, the discussion on SSL Certificates has become more and more active.  Within the past couple of weeks, I’ve participated in more SSL discussions with clients and on public forums, than on pretty much any other specific topic. So today, I thought I’d put together a short video on just what’s

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Drunk On SEO - The Comparison

Drunk On SEO – The Comparison

As much fun as it sounds, we’re not going to get drunk and perform SEO.  Have you ever tried operating a computer drunk? Or even buzzed? What a nightmare! We’re going to talk about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and the various libations used in getting drunk! This is a quick comparison, or overview, on just

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Professional Website Web Design - Not Online Website Builders

Site Builders: What’s Good? What’s Bad?

At some stage in a web developers life, they have used a website builder. Whether that’s WIX and SquareSpace being used by many people today, a site builder by GoDaddy, or other software provided by a web hosting company to aid in website design. They all have their positives and negatives for being used.  Primarily, the

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what to do before you start doing seo - big red seo - omaha nebraska

Advanced SEO Audits – What’s Involved?

One of the things I want to talk to you about today is what to do before you start doing SEO. Website and SEO Audits are a very important step in an overall marketing plan. If you don’t have that information before you start doing your SEO, you’re basically just shooting in the dark. There

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WordPress Security Update Released – Version 4.7.3

Earlier today, WordPress released a new update to take care of some security issues. If you’re running WordPress on your website, and have auto-update enabled, then your site will update today March 6th, 2017. If you have the automatic updates turned off, it’s recommended to make the update as there are some potential security issues

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Responsive Web Design

The Best Type of Web Design in 2017 and Beyond

If a new business is looking to have a website built or an established business decides to update their website to mobile responsive, they may be overwhelmed by the number of different options that are available today. While the market is filled with different website styles and options, there’s one type of design that stands

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PHP 5.x EOL, Time To Upgrade to PHP 7

WordPress Requires PHP 7 By Default

For the past year, WordPress has been pushing users and plugin developers to move to PHP7, and it looks like 2017 will be the year they pretty much require it! While they haven’t pushed things into a full requirement, they are leaning pretty heavy on it.  Over the next few weeks, you’ll start to see

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PHPMailer Security Vulnerability – Affects WordPress

I hope you enjoyed the Christmas Holidays because we’re right back into software security and vulnerability issues. This week, we’re looking at PHPMailer 5.2.18 and lower. LegalHackers released an announcement on Christmas Day that a new vulnerability has been discovered in PHPMailer 5.2.18, and as a result, the WordPress Core software. You can read the

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4 web tips to prepare for the holiday sales season

4 Web Tips to Prepare for Holiday Sales

People of all ages are using their mobile devices to get online. During the busy holiday season, individuals use their phones and tablets to get online when they’re at home or running errands around Omaha. If someone uses their mobile device to visit a website and the website doesn’t work properly, it’s no secret the

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Article: Repeat offenders Will Be Punished By Google

Repeat Offenders Will Be Punished By Google

For over a decade, Google has been playing an active role in keeping web surfers and website visitors safe from websites that intend to do them harm. It’s been called the “Safe Browsing Initiative”. Whether it’s a website that has been hacked and defaced, or a website that has been infected with a malicious virus,

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Google Penalty To Ban Popup Windows

Google Moves to Punish Webpage Popup Notices

It has been a long time coming, but Google has finally announced that they will be punishing popups on websites in what they call the Interstitial Popup Penalty. There are hundreds of factors that are part of how a website shows up in rankings, but it appears that Google has finally heard the general public

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