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    Frequently Asked Questions About SSL

    What Does SSL Stand For? SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is also referred to as Transport Layer Security (TLS) and is essential for encrypting information that is exchanged on the internet. What Is an SSL Certificate? An SSL certificate is an electronic document that authenticates the identity of a website when creating an…

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  • 26 Quotes for Digital Marketers

    “Nobody reads ads. People read what interests them. Sometimes, it’s an ad.” – Howard Gossage “Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” – Mia Hamm “One rage every three months is permitted. Try not to hurt anyone who doesn’t deserve it.” – Ron Swanson “Don’t criticize…

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    Understanding Pay-Per-Click

    Our business is growing your business, and that includes expanding your online audience. While search engine optimization strategies will help you gain organic clicks in the long run, sometimes it’s helpful to give your website a more immediate boost using PPC advertising, also known as Paid Search. What is PPC? Pay-per-click, or PPC, is a…

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    Preventing a Symantec SSL Warning

    If you have a Thawte, GeoTrust, RapidSSL or Symantec-issued SSL/TLS certificate, you could have a big problem. Your site might be be showing the warning: “This site’s security certificate is not trusted!” to visitors using Chrome or Firefox. Last year, browser developers including Google (Chrome) and Mozilla (Firefox) threatened to stop recognizing Symantec-issued SSL certificates.…

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  • 5 Things I Learned From Bamboo Chalupa

    Bamboo Chalupa? It’s a digital marketing podcast I first learned about when I clicked on the headline “25 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Marketer.” After checking out many of the recommendations on the list, I came to the opinion that the number was inflated. Bamboo Chalupa was one of the good ones, though.…

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  • Knucklepuck Acquires Coreyweb

    Knucklepuck, a digital marketing agency based in the Washington, D.C., metro area, has announced the acquisition of Coreyweb, a creative agency known for designing and building websites that achieve business goals. Coreyweb sites are known for speaking to the target audience and integrating with countless third party applications, all accomplished through intuitive and elegant content…

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  • Instagram Bio Updates: Live Hashtags and Profile Links

    In the first quarter of 2018, Instagram has released several updates including an announcement on March 21 that the social media platform will now allow live hashtags and profile links in bio description. Will this affect your business strategy in 2018? Users and businesses have always been able to include hashtags and profile handles within…

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    How to Monitor Google Algorithm Updates

    It’s estimated that Google makes minor changes to its search algorithm at least 500 times per year. Every tweak is made to help users find what they want more easily, meaning the search engine results pages (SERPs) are constantly changing. Although Google algorithm updates are great for users, they often cause headaches for businesses whose…

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    Why You Should Adopt Website Modules

    Web services are evolving to favor faster development and simpler design. On the leading edge is modular development. A number of industries — from automotive to construction — have been at the forefront of adopting modular design. Your business should be next; take it from a developer who uses modules to easily build hundreds of…

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  • Lizzy Elberfeld getting ready for her Alternatives to Adwords presentation at Knucklepuck's office.

    Are You Ignoring 68 Million Potential Customers?

    Should Google be your first choice for paid advertising? Often, clients looking to break into Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising get caught up in the glamour that is Google AdWords. What they don’t always understand is that Google’s search engine results page (SERP) can be highly saturated based on the competitiveness of the industry, resulting…

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