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Can anyone remember a time before Covid-19? As the coronavirus outbreak drags on, it’s up to us small business owners to get through the storm and make the best of, well, a pretty sucky situation.

These are challenging times, sure. But like anything else, with the right tools, and the right strategy, you can keep your business going even when a vicious, invisible, and zombie-like virus threatens to shut you down.

Sounds too good to be true? What if we told you that you already have these very tools right at the palms of your hands? We can Implement ZOOM on your website, no need to worry about unncessary Face to Face contact and social distancing with your clients

Thanks to recent integration with Zoom, you can now move your entire business to the safety of the online universe, and add online video appointments to your list of services. How about that.

What is Zoom?

Let us explain
A Cloud video conferencing services company that opened shop in San Jose, California in 2011. It provides an easy, intuitive remote conferencing service that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, webinars, and mobile collaboration.

Zoom video conferencing

While Zoom was doing great even before the coronavirus outbreak, the new reality of social distancing and remote work has skyrocketed their popularity to the point that their stock has jumped more than a 100% (!) since February.

The reason? Everybody’s online right now. Family and friends, professores, teachers, students, doctors, coaches, consultants, lawyers – we all want to stay connected and Zoom is the app that keeps us all together.

Zoom video conferencing

How to Get Started With Online Video Appointments

Our integration with Zoom means you can now offer and sell online video appointments as easily as you were used to selling in-office, face-to-face appointments in the Pre-Coronian era.

All you need to do to get started is connect your Zoom account to your web account.

CONTACT US TODAY FOR HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

Covid 19 – Sort out your SEO

SEO structure starts on your website. It is called on-page SEO, and it is the part of your SEO process over which you have complete control. There are guidelines issued by the search engines, which will help you to fill out your websites SEO. Here are fifteen of those guidelines.

1 – Keyword Research

Research the best keywords for your site. Look at what your competitors are using for keywords, and try a few keyword tools. Remember to target your audience and consider all the word that they will type into the Google and Bing search engines.

2 – Put your keywords in bold

This is an old trick, but is still effective. All you have to do is highlight one or two of your keywords when they first appear on the page. You do not have to keep highlighting the same keyword; you need only do it for its first appearance. You can also use italic.

3 – Make your URLs search engine friendly

Do not name your pages (URLs) with numbers and symbols. Add in some words to make them easier for a human to read. In addition, you should try to make some of those words as descriptive as possible, and adding in a few keywords will help too.

4 – Install a SSL Certificate

Websites that are secure using https:// instead of http:// now appear higher in the search results. If you cannot install your own SSL certificate ask your host to do this for you. When it is installed, you have to make sure all your website pages are secure and not with mixed content. Also make sure that all your website version with http:// and with www. all forwarded to your new https:// URL.

5 – Organize your website

You need to make sure that your website and your menus are well organized so visitors can easily find what they are looking for. Add Call To Action and Forms to your pages to make it easy to contact you or shop.

6 – Increase the quality 

Google and Bing/Yahoo are optimized to search out high quality content. Their methods for determining quality are fairly crude, but it will not help your case if your content is weak, fluffy, heavily SEOed and has multiple obvious spelling mistakes. Search engines measure how much time people spend on your website after using search. If you have a bad website people will leave it faster.

7 – Add a keyword to each page title

Your page title is a very important piece of text because it tells the reader what the page is about and it tells the search engine what the page is all about. So, you should try to add a keyword or two into the title. Just make sure the title is still easy to read for humans.

8 – Be wary of your loading and render times

The render time is the time it takes for a web page to go from white, to starting to load. A long render time will increase your bounce rate. The loading time is the time it takes from the beginning of the render, to the point where everything is loaded. A long loading time will damage your websites SEO.

9 – Optimize your internal linking

Every page should have at least three internal links on it. Three is the bare minimum, and this includes checkout pages too. Internal links are the ones that link one page to another. External links are the ones where you link your page to one outside of your website.

10 – Use H tags on your pages

Learn how to use them correctly and then apply them to your website. They show the search engine which words are important and which are not. It will help you if your web content is quite varied.

11 – Integrate social media

There are hundreds of widgets that you can add to your website. They will help you to link social media and your website. Do not put the widgets everywhere, but the addition of a few here and there will help your SEO in the long term.

12 – Optimize your images

Make sure they do not take too long to load, and make sure they have their ALT text filled out. If you are able to give them a title, then you should. You should also name your image files something SEO friendly before you upload them onto your website.

13 – Create a sitemap

Create an XML sitemap. If you have a WordPress website, you can create a nice XML sitemap with the Yoast SEO tool which will create a dynamic XML sitemap for you. Then you have to add the URL of your sitemaps to your Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools account.

14 – Make your website mobile friendly

This is very important because people now do more searches from mobile devices than from desktop or laptop computers. Make sure that your website can be used easily from a cell phone. Contact forms should be easy to fill and submit. All your phone numbers should be clickable.

15 – Fill out your Meta Description tag

This is what may appear on the search engine’s results page, and is a nice opportunity to sell the content of your web page. Create this text that will make people to click on your website. You should make sure that it has keywords in it if you want to feel any positive SEO effect.

Covid 19 & having someone manage your SEO

SEO matters during COVID-19 because:

  1. There is no “bad” time to publish evergreen content, a staple of SEO.
  2. The visitors you do attract right now are likely to be highly qualified.
  3. SEO gains won’t start paying off until three to six months out.
  4. Search is only going to be more ingrained in our lives after the pandemic.

SEO is especially important for small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic because:

  1. Travel restrictions are causing consumers to seek out nearby businesses.
  2. Consumers are looking for SMBs to support.
  3. SEO is the means by which SMBs can stand apart from competitors.
  4. It is free and you might just have the time.

SEO may be a potential solution for businesses experiencing the financial burdens and slower pacing of COVID-19. It can help you to become more visible on searches being performed now, and also to set yourself up for success once search behavior normalizes.

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Bouncing an Existing Email

1 Gmail, open the email you want to bounce.

2 Click the Block button.

3 Select the “Reply with…” option.

4 Make sure “Fake Bounce-Back” is selected in the dropdown that pops up.

5 Click “Send response”

Hope this helps with those annoying emails !

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*** Complete Installation of a content management system for you to log in, access  and change the content of your website pages
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Protect your Facebook account

Facebook Privacy Settings:

Check and change your privacy settings on Facebook today
It seems there isn’t a day that goes by without Facebook and privacy being in the news. Most recently, there’s the small matter of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, which is causing users to leave Facebook in droves. But there is an alternative. Our guide to Facebook’s privacy settings explains all you need to know to keep using the popular social network safely.

The recent allegations that Facebook data was manipulated by UK-based Cambridge Analytica to influence a range of world events from Donald Trump’s election to the Brexit vote has shaken the technology world to its core.

What’s a privacy-conscious social media user to do if they don’t want to delete Facebook entirely, but do want to secure their account from outside meddling?

Facebook Privacy Settings: The basics explained
The entire Facebook/Cambridge Analytica affair highlights just how important it is to keep track of the apps you use − or have used in the past − that are connected to your Facebook account through Facebook Login. This is because the data was gathered through an app called ‘thisisyourdigitallife’, which allowed people to log in to it using their Facebook account.

You can find a list of apps that have access to your Facebook data, such as your name, pictures, birthday and friends list, on the App Settings page. There’s a good chance the list will be significantly longer than expected.

Clicking each entry in the list shows you the types of data you’ve given them permission to access. By unchecking each box, you can limit how many of your personal details they can get their hands on. You can also unlink the apps from your Facebook account on this page, by clicking the ‘X’ that appears next to them. However, as Facebook’s FAQ notes, “The app or game may have stored info from when you were using it, but you can contact the developer to ask that they delete any info they may still have.”

You can also switch off Facebook’s integration with apps completely, meaning you won’t be able to log into apps, games and other websites using your Facebook account. To do this, go to Settings, Apps and Websites and Plugins, then select Edit and Disable Platform.

Raj Samani, chief scientist at McAfee, says that using your Facebook account to login to another app “bridges your digital islands, allowing the two companies to collect more data and build an in depth profile about you and your activity.”

He recommends going even further to protect your data. “Set up a new login and password for the apps you’re using. It may take a minute longer but it will help you to avoid data being shared between different services,”

Now that you understand the crux of the issue, here are 18 simple ways you can ensure your Facebook privacy settings are exactly what you want them to be.

1) I want to…get an overview of my privacy settings
Facebook’s privacy settings are spread over a number of portions of the site. However, you can do a quick health check by tapping the padlock to the right of the Home screen and selecting Run Privacy Check Up. This will allow you see privacy settings at a glance over three key areas of Facebook

1) Posts – As explained below, this will explain how to control your privacy settings for every post.
2) Apps – Who sees your activity within third-party apps
3) Profile – Here you can limit what personal information (work, age, contact details) is visible to who.

These are explained in more detail in the next three sections.

2) I want to… control who sees my posts
This is perhaps the key privacy concern of Facebook users who’re concerned. No-one wants their boss spying on their weekend activities, so it’s important to be clear about when you post. Whenever you upload a photo, fill in a status, or check in at a location there’s the opportunity to customise who you wish to share with. You can also adjust this by clicking the padlock and selecting “Who can see my stuff?”

The three main options are:

Friends – Only people you’re friends with can see the post. If you’re posting photos of your children or any information you’d deem personal then this is what you need to select.
Public – Anyone can see it whether they’re friends or not. If you want to be part of a public discussion to be seen by friends and within search; like on Twitter, then select this.
Only You – Perhaps if you use Facebook as a repository for personal memories or a blog you can select Only You to ensure you, the account holder are the only one who sees it.

Here you can also select Custom to add Friends of Friends to the list of people who can see the post while there’s also the opportunity to post only for the eyes of various Groups you may be part of.

It is important to note that Facebook remembers the setting from your last post, so if your last post was a Public rant about X-Factor, remember that’ll be the default setting next time.

3) I want to… control who sees my app activity
You’re likely to have many third-party services associated with Facebook, whether they’re news services, fitness apps, games, other social networks, streaming services or photo-sharing apps. Many become associated with your Facebook account by being installed on your smartphone, others by using Facebook Connect to create accounts. You can use the Privacy Check Up or go to Settings > Apps and adjust who can see your activity or whether you want to remove them completely by clicking the cross.

4) I want to… hide my personal information
Over the years, Facebook has probably collected a tonne of personal information. Your email address, your birthday, political views, phone number, where you’ve studied, your sexual orientation, your political views, where you’re from, where you’re worked, who you’re married to and who you’re related to.

With most employers now doing social media checks on potential employees, you may want to shield some of this sensitive information. In the US for example, it’s still legal for employers to fire gay people.

Thankfully, much of this can be controlled via the Privacy Check Up mentioned above. You can alter who sees what by heading to the About section of your profile and selecting Edit under each section. To alter privacy settings from Friends to Only Me will hide the information from your profile. In many cases you may want to remove it completely by clicking the X.

5) I want to… hide posts from other people
If you’re still friends with an ex on Facebook, it might be considered poor form to post photos of you in a new relationship in a place where he/she can see them. You can get around this by hitting Custom from the “Who should see this?” menu and tagging people you wish to hide the post from.

This is also a good way to prevent that outspoken friend embarrassing you by commenting on a controversial subject.

6) I want to… post something, but hide it from my timeline
Maybe you have something to say and don’t want it as a permanent record on your timeline, a thought, a meme, a joke in context that’s of its time, a photo, etc. You can achieve this by ticking the Hide From Timeline box in the post field.

7) I want to… stop people sharing my photos and posts
If you’ve shared a photo or a status on Facebook, it’s open to be re-shared by those who have access to it. That means Friends and, if you’ve tagged people, Friends of Friends. If the post is Public then anyone in the world can share it There’s no way around that, other than to set the post to Only Me in the first place, which kind of defeats the point in most cases.

8) I want to… check what my Public profile looks like
As all profiles are now searchable within Facebook, you may want to check how your profile looks to someone who stumbled upon it. To do this you can head to Settings > Followers and tap “Want to know what followers can see? View your public Timeline.” Here you can see how it looks to the Public. If you spot information or posts you do not want to be public Edit the privacy settings of individual posts or go to Settings to censor it from the public.

You can also use this tool to see what a specific friend sees.

9) I want to… change who can see old posts
In the early days of Facebook we were quite naïve with what we shared. Thankfully, within Settings > Privacy, you can rectify some of your past privacy mistakes. You can click Limit Old Posts, which will change any posts listed as Public or Friends of Friends and clicking Confirm, to ensure only Friends can see them. This can be undone at a later date.

10) I want to… limit who can send me friend requests
Click Settings > Privacy and head to “who can send me friend requests.” You can change it from Everybody to Friends of Friends, but that’s about as far as you can go. This is also accessible form the Privacy Shortcuts accessed by clicking the padlock.

11) I want to… block someone
This one’s easy (and fun). Use the Privacy Shortcuts or go to Settings > Blocking, begin typing the name of the friend (or ex-friend) you wish to block from your account. You can also block certain people from sending you messages, but you have to be friends with them.

It’s also possible to block people people you’re not friends with by heading to their profile, clicking the “…” on the right hand side and selecting Block.

12) I want to… limit who can look me up through contact information
Facebook probably has your phone number and some email addresses. If folks (i.e. potential employers, old flames, stalkers, etc.) were to enter these in search, they may be able to discover your profile. In Settings > Privacy you can correct this by selecting either Everyone, Friends of Friends or Friends.

13) I want… my Facebook page kept off Google
There’s no hiding from Facebook’s overarching Search engine, all you can do is lock down your privacy settings and hope you have a common name. However it’s different in the case of other search engines like Google. Within Settings > Privacy, you can ensure your Facebook profile is exempt by selecting No.

14) I want to… hide my real name
The right to anonymity was and, in some cases, still is one of the most cherished tenets of the internet. With Facebook now showing all profiles within search results, changing to an assumed name seems a good idea for those who don’t want to be discovered, have been harassed work in sensitive industries, have been discriminated about etc…

Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Facebook makes you use your birth name when signing up and has very strict rules about changing it thereafter. If you’re reported for a fake name it could suspend your account. The company has softened its stance following feedback from victims of abuse and the LGBTQ community.

15) I want to… protect my location
Facebook loves it when you check into places, it gobbles up all of that lovely data to attract advertisers. However, you may want to protect your location. The very obvious step is not to click the location pin when posting.

However, when you’re using the mobile app, Facebook may try to use GPS and Wi-Fi to name your location. You can prevent this from happening by entering the Location settings on your mobile device and denying Facebook access.

In iOS it goes: Settings > Privacy > Location > Facebook > Never

16) I want to… prevent/remove a tag
Down the years, our friends have tagged us in some damn awful stuff. Developed social media etiquette, and full knowledge of potential consequences, mean it doesn’t happen so much these days. However help is at hand.

In Settings > Timeline and Tagging you can ask to review every tag before it appears on your or anyone else’s timeline.

You can always select Remove Tag within individual post settings. If the post is offensive, you can also Report Post if you want it off the site altogether.

17) I want to… make my profile completely private

Until last October, it was possible to hide your Facebook account, so it would not show up within search. When the company broadened its Universal Search through the Knowledge Graph initiative, it no longer became an option.

Now, even if your privacy settings are completely locked down you’ll appear within search results. There’s still information people can glean from that, such as the profile picture, your list of friends and the pages you’ve liked. No way around it, sadly.

18) I want to… tag friends but limit who sees the posts

When you tag people in posts and photos, the audience for the post can be much greater. The friend must approve the post to their timeline, but if they do, all of their friends will be able to see it too. For example, if you’re tagging a friend in a photo featuring your child, you’re expressing consent that people outside of your friendship circle can view it, react to it, share it and even comment on it.

So, in other words, if you’re concerned about who might view the photo, tagging friends is best avoided.

Facebook – check who has your data

Though Facebook is fairly transparent about what kind of data apps are able to access when you connect them to your profile, granting permission on an indefinite basis only requires a couple of taps. And until now, users might reasonably expect that simple personality quizzes or one-off games weren’t being used to create a complex network for the purposes of voter manipulation.

In other words, it’s a good time to check in.

Here’s how to check your app settings on Facebook:
– On desktop, click the downward facing arrow in the upper-right side of your News Feed. Then, click “Settings.”

– From there, tap “Apps” in the left-hand sidebar.

– On mobile, tap the icon showing three stacked lines. The icon is on top of your screen if you’re using the Android app, and it’s on the bottom if you’re on iOS.

– Then, tap “Settings.” You may need to scroll down a bit to find it. Tap “Account Settings,” then scroll down and tap “Apps.”

– Finally, tap “Logged in with Facebook” to see the services accessing your account.

Once you’re here, you’ll be able to see all of the apps you’ve logged into with Facebook. A lot of them, like Airbnb or Amazon, are probably fine! But others should give you pause. For example, this embarrassing Pokemon personality quiz I took years ago:

It has access to a ton of my data, including your relationship status, friend list, and birthday. Needless to say, I clicked “Remove App” to get rid of it.

I don’t remember taking this quiz—or, tragically, which Pokemon I am—though Facebook would reasonably say I opted into it and am therefore responsible for any data I hand over to it. But I signed up for it a long time ago, likely when I was intoxicated, and who knows what it’s taken from me since then.

So: Take as much responsibility for yourself and your data as you can, because it impacts your friends, too. Dig through your connected apps. Remove some of them if you must. And hey, maybe think about deleting Facebook all together.