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Sunday Chatter – 6/15

June 15th, 2008 posted by · 1 Comment

Reminder to Upgrade Your Blogging Software

This week a public exploit was discovered that could make your blog redirect to another site if clicked on via search engines. The hack places a piece of code in your header file and enables another site to take control of where visitors get redirected to based on their preference. You can make sure your blog hasn’t already been comprised by checking your header file for this code.

The Importance of

Many people don’t ever think of reserving and registering their own domain name for themselves. Even if you don’t blog, don’t go online or know little about computers, having stored for yourself is a must-have. Who knows… maybe one day you’ll decide to blog for personal use, run for political office or someone with the same name as you will come along. It also helps in the search rankings when someone may be looking for your and pops up as the first result. Read more about this issue at

Quick SEO Tips For Your Images

The importance of using the “alt” or “title” tag in your images is very important to visitors. Not only does it help your images get into Google Image Search, but if a visitor is reading your blog with images turned off (for whatever reason), having a description of the image in the “alt” or “title” tag will give them an idea of what they should be looking at. If you haven’t been tagging your images already, start doing it now. If you have hundreds of images in place that haven’t been tagged, you can download this plugin which will update all of your images with the post title or blog title, or both.

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