Richard Podsada

Richard Podsada

Richard Podsada is the Technical Director & Managing Partner of nine10 Incorporated, a full-service marketing agency located in Grande Prairie, AB. Richard's specialty is helping clients create effective digital marketing strategies that increase brand awareness, leads and sales.

How to Protect Your WordPress Website From Hacking

Security is a hot topic for anybody who uses a phone, computer, or just about any other Internet-connected device. With a slew of recent security breaches at major companies like Target, LinkedIn, and Sony, as well as well-publicized activity by major hacking groups, the public is becoming more and more aware of how important security is.

When designing a website, app or software, the question comes up: How secure is it going to be? And the answer I like to reply with is: How secure are you?  In this article, I want to explore this topic. I’ll start by debunking a few myths about security, pointing out why you might be your own worst security threat, and some things that you can do to protect your website.

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Why Doesn’t My New Website Show Up in Search?

So. You just launched your shiny new website, and went over to Google to find it. You type in some keywords, scroll through the first page, and it’s nowhere to be found. What gives? This article will give you some quick troubleshooting tips, explain a bit about how search works, and why your website might not rank right away.

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5 Important Video & Podcasting Tips for Online Marketers

One trend I’ve noticed lately is the increased use of video and podcasting by marketers and bloggers. One consultant I follow sends out videos as the meat of their newsletter, and another uses podcasts. While videos and podcasts can be a great medium to educate and build a personal brand, it does raise the question whether it’s the most effective medium for every type of content.

This article highlights some of the negatives of videos & podcasts, where they tend to work best, and what you can do to improve any video or podcast presentation.

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The Difference Between Maintenance & Bug Fixes

We offer pretty comprehensive support for clients who are hosting their nine10-built websites with us. Included in the support is both a warranty against bugs in the software, as well as technical support for using it. But sometimes a point of confusion lies around what’s considered a bug fix (which is included under the warranty) and what’s considered maintenance (which is billable work.) This short article explains the difference.

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Why My Dog Can Probably Sell Better Than You

This is Olive, our 4 year old Whippet. She’s a lightweight at only 22lbs, but don’t underestimate her: She’ll throw you down in the ring when it comes to sales.

But what is she selling? Me on the idea of giving her food. And she’s damn good at it. Although, looking at her, you’d think we never feed her. But watching her closely, I’ve realized she exhibits the best traits of what makes a salesperson successful. Here’s what you can learn from Olive to improve your game.

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Trying to Be First in Google? Don’t Spam Blogs.

If you’re trying to get your website to the top of Google here in Grande Prairie, you need to be cautious about how you do it. Some Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tactics can not only hurt your rankings, but get your website banned from Google’s listings entirely.

The one I want to talk about today is blog spamming. This one drives me up the wall, but more importantly, it’s bad for you. In this article I’ll explain what it is, how to spot it, and why you should avoid it. Read this to save yourself trouble & headache.

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3 Ways to Get the Lowest Price For Your Website

So, you’re building a website. I’m guessing it’s pretty safe to say you want to get the best value possible. The best price for the best set of features, capabilities, and outcomes. But how do you actually get the best price? This article provides three indispensible tips to help you get the best price possible for your project.

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