18 Dec

Google indexes more intensely HTTPS pages

Google indexes more intensely HTTPS pages

Google announced that the HTTPS pages will be better ranked and prefered according to certain criteria in the positioning of research results. A website secured by a security certificate will benefit from better visibility in the Google search engine.
This process was initiated but it is clear that a visitor must have a private and secure relationship between him and the website. Google will index the default HTTPS pages using the following criteria:

 

– It doesn’t contain insecure dependencies.
– It isn’t blocked from crawling by robots.txt.
– It doesn’t redirect users to or through an insecure HTTP page.
– It doesn’t have a rel=”canonical” link to the HTTP page.
– It doesn’t contain a noindex robots meta tag.
– It doesn’t have on-host outlinks to HTTP URLs.
– The sitemaps lists the HTTPS URL, or doesn’t list the HTTP version of the URL
– The server has a valid TLS certificate.

 

This may seem like a lot of criteria, but in fact it is more exceptions than actually criteria because few pages are in this situation unless you decided it.

We must therefore now obtain an SSL certificate and switch to a HTTPS website to offer a better user experience and SEO results!

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09 Dec

News : Fast way to Protect Your Website!

news : fast way to protect your website

If there is a topic in the news that is important, it is to protect your website from threats and attacks on the network.

Although it is possible to reduce risk, it remains difficult to annihilate them. We must therefore think in terms of protective layers, one serving to reinforce the other. Again, for novices or when the budget is not at the rendezvous, it may seem difficult. Therefore, we recommend the following measures which they are acessible to everyone!

Quick and easy precautions:

SSL Certificate

The fastest and effective way to build your online security is to add an SSL security certificate. This level of encryption allows you to secure exchanges between your server and visitors.

This is required especially when it comes to sensitive information exchange, passwords or even treating some online forms with personal information.

Safety Certification solutions are not as expensive as before. Depending on your business, there are solutions for under $ 100 / year that will fully protect you.

 

Update

Updating the server that serves your files is also something on the first line of defense. Choose a web hosting company that puts the updates in the foreground!

 

Directory Tree and folder names

The website creation is a science where developers often use the same ways of doing things. Ask or make sure that administrators are accessing in directories by another title as “admin” or “wp-admin” if you are using WordPress.

When it comes time to choose your password, avoid “admin” and choose an alphanumeric password that you change regularly.

 

Firewall

A firewall is the first line of defense between the Internet and your server. There are as many versions of software than hardware that makes this work. We nevertheless suggest the WAF (Web Application Firewall). They are deployed in front of your server as a gateway, restricting bad web traffic and filtering your network. There are very useful against DDOS attacks. This solution provides for a few dollars a month, the peace of mind!

 

Whatever your decision, if you implement one or the other or all of these suggestions, you will have a more secure environment for your website!

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07 May

How to choose a WordPress Theme?

How to choose a Wordpress Theme?

Although we believe that you should do business with professional web designers, many choose the risky path of a WordPress theme.

This should not bother you that other websites be like yours are at the start, because unless you have a good knowledge of programming and knowledge of WordPress, customizing a theme is more complicated than it seems. You will need to invest considerable time to understand the logic (if any) in the programmation of the theme.

Your desire is still to go with this solution? Okay! Take care to follow a few tips …

 

Basic Tips

1. Make sure you test the demo of the theme on multiple devices. Test on iPad, on iPhone and other mobile devices. If the theme does not respond well on mobile, it is not worth the trouble to go further.

2. If you are able to view support requests in the forum, analyze them. Look at the response time of the designer and the satisfaction of other buyers.

3. Try to choose 3-5 themes that could meet your needs and analyze them all on the same level. Compare prices, functions and thestability of the wordpress theme.

4. Choose a theme with a light structure, assuring you to have a fast website.

5. Make sure that the theme accepts popular extensions like Visual Composer and WPML for translation.

6. Feel free to ask questions on the Forum, with respect on specific concepts that are perhaps not clearly specified and before purchasing the theme!

7. Check whether the documentation is complete for the theme.

8. Analyze or ask if the theme facilitates SEO or if you need additional extensions.

9. Compare prices and user experience it provides.

10. Make sure the theme is compatible with popular  cache plugins

Note finally that if the theme designer has not updated the theme for several months, it might be abandoned and it will not respond to your future needs.

These few checks will help you have a better website at the end and you will avoid losing your money and your temper!

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