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What Is Search Visibility?
Search visibility is a metric that tells you what percentage of all possible organic clicks a website is getting for a given keyword. Search visibility is a great metric to help you figure out if you've been hit with an algorithm update or a penalty. It tells you how big your piece of the available traffic pie really is, and it gives you a birds-eye-view perspective on your site's overall SEO performance. If you are only looking at your raw traffic numbers, ...

Square Financing Is Now Available at Armor
Is your computer in need of some TLC, but you don't have a few hundred dollars lying around? Well, now upgrading has never been easier. Simply apply at the shop or from the comfort of your home. All you have to do is answer a few quick questions to qualify for a $250-$10,000 loan. Square will show you all the costs with total clarity, and then you just pick the installment plan that fits your budget. Apply today!
Recently one of Armor'...
[Editor's note: this blog post is a companion piece to an episode of our podcast, created in an effort to make our podcast more accessible to people with hearing difficulties].
The big idea behind Internet Marketing, the reason why we sell websites, and the reason that we can push results for websites is an idea called Search Engine Optimization (SEO). SEO is the way that a search engine finds, understands, and serves your page as a result in Google or Bing. So, there are two types of SEO...
A big part of being a successful local computer repair shop is understanding the philosophy and process of diagnosing computer issues. Although it may seem like magic, we consistently use concrete steps and procedures that guide us from one possibility to another to eliminate a problem using flow charts, work aids, and/or our wealth of experience in the field. We have developed a method that serves us and our customers effectively in saving not only time, but also money and, ultimately, cost to ...
Smart Phones. They're magical. They are with us every second of every day, providing us with communication, answers, and entertainment in just a few touches or swipes. But for something that is so incredibly useful, they still have terrible battery life. This is an ongoing problem for all manufacturers and all phones. Over time, battery life drops significantly, and with the ubiquity of non-removable batteries, the process of replacing the battery is sometimes incredibly difficult. While som...
Software is a highly competitive field. This is great because it gives users a large number of options to choose from when they need something, but the downside is that it makes it complex to choose the right tool for the job. When a business or an individual makes a choice with technology, and then builds systems or processes on top of that choice, it creates something called Technical Debt, which can influence decisions later on in subtle and not so subtle ways.
By way of illustration . . ....
For nearly the past decade, the field of cloud-based and locally-based game streaming has matured from a niche field into a fully developed set of products and services. As startups and large companies have continued to fight for your living room device space, the variety of hardware at your disposal has changed and expanded dramatically. We'll be looking back at the history of video game streaming, what it looks like today, and how you as an individual can make the most of your own hardware...

As more and more of our lives are online, the chance of encountering a cyberattack increases. One of the most popular versions of cyberattacks today is through ransomware. But what exactly is ransomware, how can we protect ourselves and our data from them, and what do we do if we believe we've been infected? Let's dig into that today!
What is Ransomware?
So, what is ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) designed to deny access to a computer system and...
Between having too many things, not having enough time, and the recently booming minimalist market, everyone has something they're looking to get rid of. Many times, this process becomes increasingly difficult when the item has some sort of value to it, whether monitory or otherwise.
I'm sure your first instinct is a garage/yard sale, flea markets, or maybe putting an ad in the newspaper to advertise what you're selling to the masses. But you may quickly come to the realization th...
Welcome to a new month, same problems. Last month, it became public knowledge that the city of Chicago had paid over $1,000,000 to a currently unnamed person or persons. How? The city was tricked by a phishing email that asked them to change the account of one of their approved vendors over to a new bank. Which leads me to this month's topic, and it's one that we've introduced but never tackled head-on.
You Are The Weakest Link In Your Internet Security
I'm not picking on a...

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