I realized earlier this week that it has been awhile since I posted a reminder about updating the passwords you use for personal and business accounts. As such, let’s get down to it. It Takes More Than Capitalizing The First Letter Of Your Old Password The sad truth is most passwords are awful; they are easy for hackers to crack because they are common phrases or numerical sequence like “123456.” And changing your password from “mahlerrox1” to “Mahlerrox1” doesn’t count as an improvement. Fortunately, improving this part of your online security is […]
When it comes to webpage loading times, speed is everything and one of the most common bear traps you can stumble into is assuming your experience visiting the organization’s website is like everyone’s experience. Au contraire… Fortunately, there are a bevy of free tools you can use to get a realistic idea of page load speeds and I highlighted one in particular via a post at ArtsHacker yesterday: WebPageTest.org. If the world of page load speed testing is new to you, no worries, you’ll also find a link to a fantastic five […]
It’s that time of year again when development departments are putting the final touches on the end of year annual giving campaign. In order to help maximize those efforts, here are five best practice tips to help you avoid overlooking critical items. Don’t shy away from the challenge; go, confront these problems. Fight! Win! And have your best end of year campaign yet.
Sure, you know what Google Analytics is and it’s something you should be using but for whatever the reason, you just haven’t been able to get around to getting your feet wet. The good news is I have just the thing to help you take that plunge. Recently, my fellow ArtsHacker, Ceci Dadisman, and I enjoyed giving a presentation to attendees of the Institute of Outdoor Theatre 2016 conference on how to use Google Analytics (GA) to make data-driven improvements to website content and layouts. The session was a huge hit and unlike the other […]
Granted, with all of the election coverage, you may have missed last week’s big news item about the “Doomsday of DDoS attacks” and if your organization’s site wasn’t impacted, then you probably made it through blissfully unaware of the havoc unfolding elsewhere. Nonetheless, this wasn’t a one-off event so here’s what you need to know about DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, why this is different than usual, and how to check on the condition of your site should it get caught up in subsequent waves. DDoS Defined DDoS attacks are remarkably […]