Here’s a little recap of what we’ve been busy with in the month of August.
A big hello
A big welcome to our new clients Mountview Bed & Breakfast (Tauranga, New Zealand) and Nuvair NZ (Papamoa, New Zealand).
WordPress core upgrade
WordPress version 4.2.4 Security Release – this release addresses six issues, including three cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and a potential SQL injection.
Check out some awesome projects we’re working on.
Up and Running
TrueTrade Painters and Renovators
Up and running the mobile friendly conversion en design refresh for TrueTrade Painters and Renovators.
Up and running the mobile friendly conversion and design refresh for Country Originals (Tauranga, New Zealand).
Tauranga Tandem Skydiving
Up and running the new website for Tauranga Tandem Skydiving (Tauranga, New Zealand). WordPress. Responsive/Mobile-friendly.
Up and running the new website for Carair BOP (Mount Maunganui, New Zealand). WordPress. Responsive/Mobile-friendly.
Other news you should know
YouTube has a Sleek New Video Player UI – The new YouTube control bar with volume, pause/play buttons, video time marker and menu options remains invisible and hidden inside the video square itself – unless you float your mouse icon over it. After a couple seconds of inactivity the video control bar disappears once again.
Yahoo’s Brand New Search UI Looks Just Like Google’s UI – Yahoo is testing yet another variation of Google-like search results. This change seems like it could be permanent, or if not, they are doing a large scale test at the moment, as many people are seeing the new Yahoo UI.
There you have it.. Whoever came up with the idea that having 404s gives a site any sort of penalty, you’re wrong. Utterly wrong.
— Gary Illyes (@methode) August 6, 2015
After much testing, Google has seem to officially drop the seven local results in the web search results and gone with a 3-pack block.
Organic Search Results No Longer Displayed Above Google Local Pack Results One of the saving graces for some businesses with the switch to the 3-pack is that if the business ranked #1 for the search query, they could still show up above the local pack results.
Hiding or obfuscating your WordPress version number is only perceived security. Hackers do not check your WordPress version before they attempt an attack. Instead, they simply deploy the attack and see if it succeeds or fails.
Google BBS Terminal – What Google would have looked like in the 80s. http://elgoog.im/terminal/
“Even with the best product in the world, your business is doomed to fail if no one knows about it.”
Google recommends that all Google My Business users check and update their local listings at least once every six months. Time to Log in…