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The Pros and Cons of Self-Hosting Videos on Your Site

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videos video self-hosted embedded youtube vimeoVideo is the hottest medium on the web right now. Evidence shows video outperforms any other medium and grows brands faster than all other social engagement. Videos on your site can showcase your product, offer advice and support, or simply entertain. The decision you have to make isn’t if you should have video on your website, but how you should host it. Here are the factors you need to consider before making that decision.

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5 Best Anti-Spam WordPress Plugins for 2017

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anti-spam spam malwareEvery website owner has difficulties with spam. Whether you’re running a personal blog or a the business site of a multinational conglomerate, anywhere you’re opening your site for comments or contact, you risk being inundated with spam. In order to prevent your website from being swamped, chances are you’re already using anti-spam software. However not all plugins are created the same. Over-aggressive anti-spam efforts can put off your visitors from contacting you. Here’s our pick of the best at both protecting your site, and keeping your visitors happy. Read More

10 WordPress Plugins You Should Be Using 2017

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There’s a reason WordPress is the web’s most popular content management system. It’s price, powerful dashboard, and intuitive layout make it a favorite of novices and pros alike. One of its best features is its extensive library of plugins. Other platforms might require coding knowledge, but WordPress acts as a framework, meaning you can install plugins coded by others to create a powerful and professional site without having to know a thing about scripting. Read More

Website Owner’s Complete Guide to Hotlinking

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hotlinking hot link hotlink imageHotlinking is a way of displaying images on your website without hosting them on your server. Using simple HTML you can code your site to display images hosted elsewhere. There are a number of benefits to hotlinking, but also considerable drawbacks. Our quick guide will explain everything you need to know about what hotlinking is, when to do it, and why it can be a bad idea.

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Using Fine Print — Why Your Site Needs Terms and Error Messages

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fine print terms conditions legalese error messagesEverybody hates contract-speak. From a web perspective, it’s even worse. The dense language is a readability and SEO nightmare, and pages of text don’t look particularly attractive. Nonetheless these “fine print” pages are hugely important to the security and usability of your site. If you’re not using them, you could be harming your site’s reputation, or even leaving yourself open to legal trouble.

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