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How ConnectUs Helped a Healthcare Provider Connect Their Patients

How ConnectUs Helped a Healthcare Provider Connect Their Patients

In the medical field, patient care comes before all else in what many consider the highest echelon of services found across all industries. At ConnectUs Corp, we realize that providing the utmost level of care for patients is the number one priority – we were able to assist our client with a mobile solution that allows medical professionals to securely monitor their remote patients’ vitals and health diagnostic data in real time.

Prior to modern medicine, doctors made house calls to check on the ill or perform in-home medical procedures, but today is much different. Advances over the last century have brought significant advances to modern medicine which has solved many problems, but also created new challenges.

Between the needs of much larger population and the capability to treat a myriad of conditions, patients can either receive care during an office appointment or from a home care agency. Thanks to technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), healthcare providers can interface with patients from wherever they may be to monitor the health status of at-risk patients.

An overview of the healthcare provider’s problems

Once a patient leaves a treatment facility, their absence makes it difficult (or impossible) to continually monitor vital signs and other health diagnostic data. While some patients receive the all the necessary care via office visits, many require continuous monitoring for a successful treatment regimen.

The problem most healthcare providers face when caring for patients that require constant monitoring is multifaceted. Emergency situations can often be detected by sudden changes in vitals, but without the necessary equipment and the ability to interpret data, the patient can be at risk. Too, some issues only present themselves under certain conditions – for example, white coat hypertension – which creates inconsistencies in the long term evaluation of an individual’s health.

Professionals that provide home care needs resolve some of these issues, but the process can be cumbersome without the proper equipment. Without the proper technology, too much time is spent on administrative functions and manual data input, which is time consuming and error prone. By looking at the many variables and particularities of the provider’s needs, we were able to address these challenges with a safe solution that is also highly cost effective.

Our solution for the client

The goal of the solution was to provide medical professionals with tools to interface with their patients using equipment that can securely capture, store, and transmit patient data in an efficient manner.

To begin, we located tablets that could be used to properly interface with a wide variety of medical peripherals which were also simple enough that medical staff could train patients to perform necessary functions. Some of the items we procured for the provider included medical scales and blood pressure units from A&D, Nonin Medical pulse oximeters, as well as other assorted devices. Too, we acted as the supplier, so this meant including supplemental items such as chargers, batteries, and cables, to name a few.

Like smart devices for other industries where accidental damage is a concern, protecting these items from damage with a resilient case was a high priority. Even though patient homes typically aren’t hazardous environments, medically frail individuals are at greater risk for causing accidental damage. Too, it’s not unheard of for a home care professional to drop a device while in transit or at a patient’s home. As such, we selected OtterBox™ cases to protect the devices from spill and fall damage, fortifying the company’s investment.

The core of the solution involved securely connecting the tablets running the company’s medical application to the various peripherals we supplied. This allows patients or home care providers to ensure that data collected is input quickly and error free. These devices were further connected to staff consoles in manner that meets HIPAA compliance, allowing quick and secure transmission of data.

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We recognize that effective technology in the medical field can be, quite literally, a life or death situation. At ConnectUs Corp, we design solutions that tailor to you and your patients needs which meet all the necessary regulatory compliances.

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We recognize that effective technology in the medical field can be, quite literally, a life or death situation. At ConnectUs Corp, we design solutions that tailor to you and your patients needs which meet all the necessary regulatory compliances.

Outfit your healthcare business with mobile devices

We recognize that effective technology in the medical field can be, quite literally, a life or death situation. At ConnectUs Corp, we design solutions that tailor to you and your patients needs which meet all the necessary regulatory compliances.

Even if you’re not in the healthcare industry, we can build custom, mobile solutions that increase productivity and improve the bottom line. Please check out our contact page to send us email or give us a call to discuss your mobile needs.

We are the leading provider of Customized portable devices, fulfillment and managed services solutions. Learn more about the ConnectUs vision to put the right technology in the hands of your users.

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The 9 Best Keyword Research Tools (Mostly All Free!)

Best Keyword Research Tools

If you like it or not, keyword research is the essence of SEO (search engine optimization) practices and pay-per-click marketing. If you are not using the right keywords, either short-tail keywords or long-tail keywords or bidding. You might be selling yourself short on your potential internet successes.

In this post we’ll look at seven keyword research tools, plus a couple of tricks you can use to get ahead of your competition. Some are free, while some are not.

The best free keyword research tools are:

1. WordStream’s Keyword Tool (free)

Of course we can never forget WordStream’s own keyword tool for both SEO and PPC keyword research.

The WordStream keyword tool enables you to target certain related keywords, gives you more suggestions, and lets you group them together based off a common subject nor niche for easier ad group launches.

This keyword research tool provides you with 30 searches for free, but after that you will have to sign up for their WordStream Advisor to keep using it.

Bonus time! You get a free 7-day trial in addition to the 30 free searches.

2. Soovle (free)

If you have more than one channel you want to do keyword research for, Soovle is an ideal fit. According to Matthew Woodward, “Soovle can be used to compare related searches from lots of different search engines.

Soovle allows you to analyze the most typed in keywords on multiple search engines depending on the keyword root you entered. This even includes eBay and Amazon.

Apart from it being a great keyword research tool, it’s also a great brainstormer, because when you slowly start typing in your ideas it starts to auto-generate its own.

3. Competitor Source Code (free)

This may not be the best and most productive keyword research tool out there, but it will allow you to see what meta keywords your competitors are possibly using to try and get them to rank organically.

If you use Google Chrome as your internet browser, it’s super simple and easy to right-click on a site and select “View Page Source”, to access the page source code.

After you do that, all you have to do is locate the keywords and read which ones they are using. That’s all there is to it!

There are a couple of warnings when using this method:

  • Your competitors might not have the meta keywords enabled (because Google no longer includes meta keyword data in its search algorithms)
  • Your competitors might not be using the best keywords they could be using

4. Ubersuggest (free)

Meet one of the ultimate keyword research tools, Ubersuggest.

Ubersuggest takes your keyword you entered, and it immediately provides you with an almost unlimited list of alphabetized and numerical keyword variations of your original keyword.

There is also a way to take it further by adding “soccer ab, ac, ad” to bring up more keywords that you could use for SEO purposes or potentially bid on.

5. Google Keyword Planner (free)

The Google Keyword Planner is sometimes considered the alpha and omega of the keyword research tools world. You will have to have a Google AdWords account to gain access to it, and that does not mean you have to pay to use it, it’s still free.

The Google Keyword Planner will show you some quite ingenious stats such as average monthly searches, competition levels (high, medium, or low), cost per click averages, and more.

It doesn’t give you precise keyword suggestions, but it actually goes a step further and suggests more synonyms and variations than a lot of other tools out there.

Is it accurate? Kind of. Usually it’s a good idea for people to take the suggested keyword stats with a grain of salt.

6. Search Term/ Query Reports (free-ish)

Even though you probably won’t be expanding your keyword web by utilizing search query report mining, at least you’ll be improving your Google Ads or Bing Ads accounts by fixing any issues.

One common thing you might notice in PPC accounts is the lack of detail and attention in which the previous agency or account owner allows one or more keywords to be the overall keyword for everything. A good example would be to have the keyword +soccer or “soccer” and let it be.

The only issue is that there is no way to laser-target each ad to the search query, and your landing page will certainly not be as targeted as it could be. Possibly not even dynamic keyword insertion (DKI) can help, since who wants to click an ad with the headline of simply “Soccer”? It gets tricky, and you’re a little lax if that is all you do.

The search term/ query report is a PPC report that displays what search terms have genuinely triggered your ads on the basis of the current keywords you’re bidding on. So, it won’t extend your reach because your ads are already showing up for those particular terms, but it will help you increase your quality scores and coarseness inside your account.

7. Google Ads Display Planner (free)

Google Ads’ Display Planner tool is not solely a keyword research tool, but it does offer a great deal of functionality and usefulness that possibly could be invaluable to internet marketers of all genres.

The Display Planner tool took over the YouTube Keyword Tool back in 2014 and can be easily accessed from the Tools section of your Google Ads account. Even though it’s probably a little more involved than simply entering a keyword into the YouTube Keyword Tool, the Display Planner offers a lot of great functionality for making the most out of your Display campaigns, including keyword-driven video ad campaigns on YouTube. The Display Planner also offers awesome insights into the demographics and interests of your audiences, allowing you to design and create highly customized Display campaigns.

8. Keywords Everywhere

Keywords Everywhere is one of the best keyword research tools in the world! According to Erick The SEO Guy, “Keywords Everywhere is the best free keyword tool for SEO research because it allows you to search any keyword on Google.com (on Chrome or Firefox), just like you normally would, but also be presented with the search volume and cost per click of that keyword. According to Keywords Everywhere, their google chrome plugin or Firefox plugin provides “Keyword search volume for 15+ websites like Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Moz, Majestic, YouTube, Amazon & more“. *Update – Keywords Everywhere charges to find search volume now.

9. Keywords Nowhere

Keywords Nowhere is an alternative to Keywords Everywhere. The developer wanted to allow users to continue using fuctionality like Keywords Everywhere but for free. Know the search volume and CPC of any keyword in USA/UK, for Free (we will always be free).

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20 Actionable Tips for Increasing Wordpress eCommerce Sales
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20 Actionable Tips for Increasing WordPress eCommerce Sales

20 Actionable Tips for Increasing WordPress eCommerce Sales

These days creating an eCommerce store has become easier than ever on WordPress. WordPress provides so much easiness to developers. But by just setting up an online store will not bring you any traffic. You need to know how to bring traffic and then convert them into sales.

Because of the high amount of convenience provided by WordPress, there has been a lot of competition in online sales now more than it has ever been before.

Here are some tips by us to increase the online sales that probably nobody told you.

TIPS FOR CREATING BEST STORE

TIP 1.  Setting up your store using Plugin

Set up Your Woo Commerce Store

Now it’s practically impossible to set up your store manually without using any plugin. Plugins like WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, wp eCommerce are used to set up an online store.

Just by installing the plugin, it does most of our work. Downloading any one of these plugins is not ignorable. WooCommerce has captured the market share 61.8 % by ranking 2nd.

Conclusion: Recommended Plugin WooCommerce

TIP 2. Creating Best Navigation

Website Navigation Tips

It is a proven fact that when the website is properly built, meaning navigation of the website is user-friendly, then the visitors tend to spend more time on the website.

And when they spend more time in a store, they are likely to make a purchase because it is possible that he/she will like some product on your website. They give the best navigation tips

Conclusion: Create as easy navigation as possible.

TIP 3. Optimize Home Page.

Optimize Home Page

Your home page is the first thing that a visitor sees and do not forget the cliche saying “The first impression is the last impression”. Your home page concludes what you’re up to actually. What do you want? Sales or better customer satisfaction? Your all intentions must be reflected on your home page.

Make your home page beautiful. Use colors methodically. Make it encouraging and cheerful. The better homepage will not let users leave your website

Conclusion: Include all you got on your home page.

TIP 4.  Use Only HD Images.

Use High Quality Images

Have you ever purchased anything without seeing a photo at least? Probably NO. Humans tend to imagine the product in their hand and then make a purchase.

So if the image is blurry or background is messed up, the customer will not be able to imagine a product in their hand. You are likely to lose a customer. Try putting up HD images or at least properly edited and with white background.

Conclusion: You can use photoshop for white background.

TIP 5. Put video if possible.

Video

It is known that 85% of people want to see more video content than images. Even for a second, considering it to be true if you don’t put up videos then you’ve already lost 85% of customers without doing anything.

Videos give them a vision of how the product will look, how will it work and how much will it be useful to me. Video answers many questions even before it arises in customer’s mind

Conclusion: Insert at least 1 video in each product.

TIPS FOR WHAT TO OPTIMIZE?

TIP 6.  Add a detailed description

Write Great Content

No matter whatever you are selling on your eCommerce store. Always put out great content in a description space. Utilize your description space fully.

It is a psychology of people that they buy products which have long descriptions because long descriptions give them a signal of trust and prevent them from thinking about product/service as a fake.

Conclusion: Write long descriptions of products

TIP 7.  Improve Page Load speed

Increase Page Load Speed

Everybody is addicted to speed. Now, here it is obvious that eCommerce store has many – many images. And that will in direct proportion cause your website speed decreasing. You need to take care of that. Low page speed has so many disadvantages.

When somebody clicks on your website and sees that it is taking time, more chances are that he will bounce back, ultimately causing to increase your bounce rate and then affecting your SEO Score. Low SEO Score is equal to low rankings and then again low rankings are equal to low traffic.

Conclusion: Increase your page speed anyhow. Use different free tools available.

TIP 8. FAQ’s

Ask Questions

Frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) If you don’t have FAQ section and If a customer has a query about the product in his mind he will ask in the comment section and will wait for your reply, then there are chances that by the time you reply, he will buy from another website without wasting any time.

SO FAQ’s are actually saving yours as well as customer’s time and takes him directly to the point of purchasing.

Conclusion: Create a seperate page for FAQ’s.

TIPS TO STAY DIFFERENT FROM COMPETITORS

TIP 9.  Create a disruption

List your products and services

Here, you have to list out all your products or services that you have to offer on your websites and ask yourself a few simple questions that will make you rethink on all the strategies.

Firstly ask yourself is there any other person offering the same products or services that you are offering? if yes, then how much is the difference in prices? If no, then focus on branding. If prices are almost the same then start adding value by giving some extra things that your competitors aren’t and thus create a disruption

Conclusion: Know your competitors

TIP 10.  Find your target audience.

Find Your Target Audience

It is impossible to make a sale without running ads. And to run effective ads you need to think very smartly while deciding your target audience. Understand the difference between consumer and customer.

The consumer is the one who consumes the product but the customer is the one who purchases the product for the one who consumes the product. You need to target always the customer, not the consumer.

Conclusion: Target customer, not consumers.

TIP 11. Do Branding

Do Branding

You are running a store and one way to stay unique from your competitors is to start branding yourself. Improve your packaging and start putting your watermark on every image. Give the best service you can to retain your loyal customers.

conclusion: stay unique from your competitors.

TIP 12.  Social sharing

Social Sharing

On every product page give them a button to share a product with their concerned people. Make social media accounts on every platform and bring traffic from different sources as well.

Ignoring social media is not a good idea. More people will come to know about the products and services that you are offering. This button is very – important

Conclusion: encourage social media sharing

TIP 13. Discounts

Offers Discounts

DISCOUNTS and COUPONS are one of the best ways to increase sales. But here, make sure that you are not losing money. Create discounts and offers that will make them think that it is a good deal and also you are still on a profit side.

This tactic is used for years and still continues to shows results.

Conclusion: Give them a limited time frame to use coupons to create urgency.

TIPS FOR INCREASING SALES

TIP 14.  Product Bundling

Bundle Your Products

Product bundling is a strategy that almost every big brand is using. Even Amazon itself is using this tactic to generate more sales. It is a great way to clear inventory.

It is a fair deal to both the dealer and the customer. You can create a bundle of products that are frequently bought together or are used together and give them a nice deal.

Conclusion: Recommended Plugin WooCommerce Product BUndle Choice & Yith WooCommerce Product Bundles

TIP 15.  Upsell Your Products

Upsell Your Products

Upsell means to offer a higher value product than the product that the customer is about to purchase, even if it belongs to the same category. You can upsell below the product.

For example, you can show a higher price laptop below the laptop that the customer is reviewing. You can do this by the plugin. It is said that the conversion rate of upselling is around 50-70%. SO why to lose 50-70% of customers.

Conclusion: Recommended Plugin can perform an upselling function. WordPress & WooCommerce Upsell Plugin

TIP 16.  Cross-Selling Your Products

Cross Sell Your Products

Cross-selling is somewhat similar to product bundling. Here you are offering, for example, shoe cleaner with the shoes at a discounted rate. Means not letting the customer buy only one product.

Make them buy 2-3 products together by the way of showing its usefulness, necessity, and suitability. It is said that the conversion rate of cross-selling is 5-20%. So again why to lose 5-20% of customers?

Conclusion: Same plugin. WooCommerce Product Bundle Choice

TIP 17.  Listing products

List Products on Amazon

Don’t just depend on your website. start listing your products on different platforms like Amazon and Flipkart etc. as they are already having traffic.

Mention your website link in the description of other eCommerce platforms. So that you can get traffic from those platforms also.

Conclusion: list on other eCommerce Platforms.

TIPS FOR RETAINING CUSTOMERS

TIP 18.  Email Marketing.

Use Email Marketing

Owning an eCommerce store, you may have a list of emails of existing customers. Every time you start a sale or offer a discount, give your existing customers first priority.

It will give them value. They will feel to be a valuable part of your business. You can start running an email marketing campaign.

Conclusion: Recommended tool and plugin is Mailchimp

TIP 19.  Remind about their cart

Increase Sales With Email Marketing

Using an email marketing campaign, remind your users that they have a product added to their cart and haven’t made a purchase since a month or so.

Make it personalize. Ask them a reason for why they haven’t purchased. What is it that it stopping them to buy it.?

Conclusion: Push them on what’s in their cart.

TIP 20.  Ask for ratings.

Ask your Customers for Reviews

Asking for feedback and reviews is always annoying to them. But you can make it interesting. Give them something in return to give you a review. Don’t worry about your loss. It will always be beneficial for you in the future.

One nice review can encourage other 100 visitors. You can see a clear benefit on why you should give something in return for a review.

Conclusion: Ratings/Reviews/Feedback always payback.

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How Much Does Local SEO Cost?

How Much Does Local SEO Cost?

On average local SEO costs about $1,500. Local SEO costs range from $450 to $2,500 for the US in 2019.

The question “How much does local SEO cost” is probably better stated as “What is the value of local SEO?” The key to measuring that value is knowing how it works, what benefits it can give you, and the impact that your choice of an SEO provider can have on costs and better yet, on results.

The average local SEO campaigns we presently build for our clients range from $450 to $5,000 per month for a single brick-and-mortar location. Some of the factors that influence pricing are:

  • Citations: Listing your business and its various locations in the top 40+ online directories is an essential local SEO strategy. You could possibly need up to 100 citations, depending on the industry your business is in. Running and taking care of citations may cost $50 to $150 per month.
  • Local Links: Building reliable links back to your site is another key local SEO fundamental. A beneficial SEO campaign may need a budget of $500 to $1,500 a month just for link development.
  • Locations: There are benefits to be had if you have a single website with multiple business locations, but there are still basic continual costs for managing multi-location local SEO campaigns. You can expect to budget $750 to $2,500 per month, for each location.

So, what should you budget for local SEO?

It depends, as it’s based on the particulars mentioned above and more. If your success depends on the speed and ease with which prospective customers can find you online (including mobile devices, when they’re most likely to be making fast decisions), then you can’t afford to not have a budget for local SEO. Learn as much as you possibly can about your key audience and their mannerisms, which should help you decide how much of your general advertising and marketing budget you should put toward a local SEO campaign.

Bear in mind that the old adage “you get what you pay for” holds particularly true for online marketing. A $500 a month budget will get you very little in the means of SEO, so you probably won’t see much in returns. You may not have to spend $5,000, either, unless you have a lot of locations. Here’s more information on typical price ranges for our local SEO campaigns.

The best thing to do is to talk with several local SEO providers about what they can do for your business and what they’ve done for others. Great results will usually speak for themselves.

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3 Best Website Hosting Companies In 2015

Are you looking for reliable website hosting but don’t know the differences are between companies?

Well, this article breaks down the differences between the top 3 website hosting companies online.

Breakdown and Comparison: Godaddy and Network Solutions have fairly similar services and features they offer while WebTechs.Net offers a list of features included with their hosting that almost no company online offers. Along with Unlimited storage space and email accounts you get Website maintenance which includes: WordPress Updates, Software Updates, Graphic Changes and Creation, Content Changes, Source code changes and auto backups of your site that goes back 10 days. If your site ever crashes just give WebTechs a call and they can put your site back to how it was before the crash. There pricing is much more expensive but is taylored towards business owners who don’t like to make site changes themselves or don’t want to hire a website management company. Webtechs combines website management with web hosting for simplicity of use for the customer.

Website Hosting Introduction

Just about every business-even if it’s a small company with 1 employee-needs a website, and if even if you’re not a business owner you might still want a personal site or blog. Thanks to the plethora of services and options available, getting a website started with your own domain name (www.yoursitesname.com) is easy and affordable. One of the first steps in building a website is buying your domain name and find a reliable Web host (the company who will store your website files on their server). Web hosts have different options, bandwidths, storage capacities, email features, prices and applications.

What Are Hosting Servers?

While web hosts have the availability to offer dedicated hardware and virtual private servers, this list focuses on shared packages (the most affordable and common way to set up a website). For you information, though, it doesn’t matter in this case because you will be the only one with access to your files, you can’t access other peoples files or vice versa.

Your Web Hosting Needs/Requirements

Before you decide which web hosting package to buy, you need to figure out what requirements you need. The shared servers are affordable, but if you need performance and speed, you need to be looking at virtual or dedicated servers.

Starter Hosting Packages

Most web hosts offer limited features for their starter packages, and then expand upon that for higher-tier plans. Read the small print to make sure the plan you select offers the requirements you need. If you need a site builder (easy to use software or online applications that help you build sites easily – Not SEO friendly) to design your Website, make sure that the low-cost web host you are selecting comes with a site builder (if not you can add it on at an extra cost, usually around $5 bucks a month).

24/7 Customer Support

You might want to find a Web hosting company that offers 24/7 customer/technical support-if not by phone, then by chat or email. Forums, help tickets, knowledge bases are easy to use, but sometimes you just want to speak with someone without waiting for someone to respond to you.

Do I Need Windows or Linux Hosting Platform

Some Web Hosts offer choices between Linux or Windows hosting. The only reason you would need Windows is if you have an SQL Server or application that’s written in .NET. Most web hosts nowadays offer graphical interfaces or control panels to simplify your use and website management. You use icons and tabs to find your files instead of typing in the command line.

Not All Hosting Packages Are The Same

Although, these packages seem very similar, they are not the same. Some are more security optimized, offering antimalware and antispam tools. Others may offer a variety of email marketing tools. Before selecting a plan, consider how much you expect your company to grow in the future or just select a plan that is 1 year or less.

 

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Where did the Google my Business Listing go? Maps Listings Dissapeared?

Early on April 1st, 2015 the maps listings on Google suddenly dissapeared.

According To Search Engine Land, “Google has been automatically upgrading Google Place listings from the old system to the new Google Places dashboard”. On March 6th Google started sending out messages to local business owner telling them to remove any duplicate listings that might be hosted on their Google Plus account. Google is in the process of updating it’s map listing section, which is the reason none of the local business listings are showing up on Google.

What does this mean for your Google My Business/Places/Map Listing or What do I need to do for my listing to show up again?

Absolutely nothing, Google will put the places listings back up once they have finished the update. We figure that Google is either playing an April Fools Joke on us or that they upgrade is finally here. This upgrade should remove all duplicate listings as well as make users experience on mobile devices better. Google is all about switching to Mobile friendly use. You might of seen the new way Google is listing the businesses in the SERPs with the “Mobile Friendly” title above websites that are configured for Mobile Use.

What If My Website is Not Mobile Friendly?

In order to rank highly in the search engines you need a mobile friendly site. If your site is not mobile friendly, there is a good chance you might experience a ranking drop for your website. Higher a web company to build a mobile friendly site that will attract new users and get your rankings higher on Google.

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Solution: Fixing “This Site May Be Hacked” Message from Google

Having “malicious code” or automatic redirects on your wordpress website can cause Google to put your in their “blacklist” if you don’t fix the problem soon enough.

Most likely your getting this message because your site has been flagged by Google as malicious or it means that a cyber-spammer has successfully exploited your server/hosting and installed damaging code in your site. Your site is now either blacklisted by Google or displaying a message saying you may be hacked, and every visitor who comes to your site will either be prevented from reaching the homepage or automatically redirected to a an ad. Even search results where your site appears in the Business Listings will be flagged as malicious by Google.

Don’t worry though, we have put together an easy step-by-step guide to help you remove the malicious code by yourself and if you can’t figure it out we also have a service that can remove the malicious code and warning messsage from Google stating, “this site may be hacked” or “this site may harm your computer” from your wordpress installation before you get blacklisted or after depending on your circumstances. We will also show you how to re-submit your site to Google for a site reconsideration/review.

Step 1. Check to see if you have malicious code installed on your site

There are a couple ways to check for malicious code on your WordPress Installation.

1. GoDaddy

If you are hosted with Godaddy just give them a call and they can help you spot the code but they cannot take it out for you. Ours was installed in the index.php area of our website. You can also check for this code by visiting /appearance/editor/index.phpin your wordpress dashboard (You won’t be able to delete it out of there though, you will need to login to your file manager at Goddady – See Below). Here’s what the malicious code looks like:

If you are viewing it the source section of your website this same code will look like: <script>javascript redirect</script> and will be at the very top (Hint: There should be no scripts above the head section of your source. Also, no code goes above <?php in the index.php). This is how the code should look normally.

1. (Godaddy Continued) Godaddy can’t help me or the technician doesn’t know what I’m talking about? How Do I remove the Code Myself?

Here’s how to find the file your self. Go to “My Account” – Select Hosting – Click “File Manager” – Make sure your in the “Web Root Section” and you will see all of your core files. Heres what they look like:

Click on the file that says “index.php” *Remember earlier we said (no code above the<?php in the index.php) This index.php has malicious code in it above the <?php of the code and therefore it is malicious. (Same goes for the header.php – see below)

Remove the code and make sure that <?php is at the very top on line 1 of your code and click save. Jump back to your site and try to see if it’s still redirecting. If it hasn’t stopped, the code may be somewhere else. Also, some of these malware codes stop redirecting after a user clicks 1 time so get other people to click on your site from a google search before you decide that it’s fixed. You may be jumping the gun.

2. Check the Header.php

A normal Header.php looks like this: (No code goes above <?php, so if you have code above there, its probably malicious as well.)

3. Wp-config.php

Heres what a normal wp-config file for wordpress looks like:

The generic names above will be replaced with the actual URL of your site. If you notice that your URL looks funny or is a completely different URL alltogether then this is where your malware is coming in.

4. Run a Malware Scanner Like Securi Scan

We tried running this plugin and it did show that we had malicious code but not where it was. It seemed like they just wanted us to sign up for their protection first. I wouldn’t suggest using this method unless you absolutely have to. The one benefit about this plugin is that it will log when users log in and make changes so that anytime you see changes from somewhere else you will know that you have been hacked.

Step 2. Keeping Malware Out for Good

Now that you got the malware or malicious code removed from your site it’s time to keep it out. Here are steps to make sure your malware never comes back:

  • Change all your passwords to your wordpress and godaddy
  • Update all WordPress Plugins and get rid of any that you aren’t using (Do this for subdomains as well)
  • Update all WordPress Themes (Even ones not being used)
  • Install a security plugin like “I Themes Security Plugin for WordPress” (Easy – It has a checklist of things you should do to make sure your site is protected)

Step 3. Request Site Review/Consideration from Google

In the final step you will need to request a site review from Google and hopefully they provide a clean bill of health. Just log back into Google Webmaster Tools and visit the Health -> Malware page. Click the link to request a site review. Once Google has deemed you no longer compromised the malware warning messages will start to disappear. This may not happen as quickly as you like but will happen.

Conclusion

I know it can be a frustrating and confusing to get your site hacked but it is not the end of the world. This problem is definitely fixable. If you need expert help removing the malicious code don’t hesitate to give us a call or fill out our contact form.

 

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9 Easy Ways/Tools To Build Free High Quality PR Backlinks For Your Website – How To

Backlinks are incoming hyperlinks coming from one site to another. These links also provide power to your website. Getting links from High PR sites increases your sites PR.

Video: Watch this quick video explanation of “What are Backlinks?”

 

3 of the Easiest Website Submission Sites Online

The first 3 are super easy and all you have to do is enter your URL of the site you want to submit. The first one is a super easy tool to use called “Backlink Maker” by SmallSEOTools.com. Just pop in your URL and your wait for the submissions to finish or move on to the next submission site while you wait. It should realistically take about 2 minutes for the submissions to finish and these links come from safe PR 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 sites. While you wait, let jump over to PingMyUrl.com. This is another easy submission tool that allows you to enter your URL and pings that URL from 1600 different websites. If you’re looking for a quick way to index your site to Google, this tool will get you there in a heartbeat. The third site is Sitevaluefox.com, on this site you will also be able to pop your web address and click submit. Site Value Fox is a site that automatically submits your URL to 457 different website evaluator sites. They basically are scanning your site to see what your earning potential is, but at the same time creating backlinks to your site.

Easy to Medium Difficulty Free High PR Submission Sites List

  • Exalead: http://www.exalead.com/search/web/submit (Page Rank 6) – Enter your URL of your website, a valid email address and enter the capatcha code correctly and your done.
  • Active Search Results: activesearchresults.com (Page Rank 5) – Enter your website address of your website and your good to go.
  • Active Search Results: http://www.gigablast.com/addurl (Page Rank 2) – Same as the previous submission. Enter your website address of and your good to go.
  • Jayde: http://www.jayde.com/submit-site.html (PR 4) – For this submission you will need to enter all of the details about your business including: Business name, address, title, description, social media accounts etc…
  • Sonic Run: http://search.sonicrun.com/freelisting (PR 6) – Enter your URL of your website, a valid email address, your name and agree to the terms and conditions.
  • 1001 Links: http://www.1001links.de/ (PR 4) – This site is in another language and you are going to have to grab Google’s translator tool. Once you get on the site, you will notice that it is in another language. Go ahead and use the translator tool to change the content to your language. Once you have changed the content, you will notice there is a little blue menu button near the top that say “add a link” Click that button and it will take you to a screen where you must translate again but this time you need to create an account. Create the account using any email address and password. It will ask you to verify your email, so go ahead and verify, then come back and fill out your listing.

Conclusion

These are just started backlinks and you will most likely need more than this to rank for very competitive markets. I hope you enjoyed this post and good luck with your submissions. Stay in tune with our blog, we are always creating new content to help Beginner SEO’ers and small businesses understand and learn more about SEO. If you are new to our blog please consider checking out our started post titled “What Is SEO / Search Engine Optimization and Do You Need It?”.

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