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.

What Do Attackers Gain By Hacking a Small Website?

What Do Attackers Gain By Hacking a Small Website?

What Do Attackers Gain By Hacking a Small Website?

Opinion, Security, Technology, Web Design

In a blog post titled “Why Attackers Hack Small Sites“, Pilar Garcia of Sucuri outlines some of the key reasons that attackers will hack small websites. The article expands on an issue I pointed out in my article about protecting your WordPress website: The fact that you don’t need to be big to be a target. In the article, Pilar postulates that the two key reasons websites get hacked are money and exposure. I agree with Pilar’s list, but would add three more very important points to it.

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Are Third-Party Changes Covered Under Support?

Let’s say you built a 24′ x 24′ detached garage in your back yard. You hire a contractor to build this for you. Everything is done to your satisfaction and you pay them and start enjoying your new garage. Then, in one year some of the drywall starts separating. You call the contractor, and they come over and fix it at their expense, because it was caused by their workmanship. Things are resolved and you both move on.

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How to Build an Effective Online Quote Form

Grande Prairie Request a Quote Form Design Tips

How to Build an Effective Online Quote Form

Inbound Marketing, Sales, Web Design

One of the most powerful things a website can do is generate new inquiries, and your “Request a Quote” form can be a key part of that. Of course, you may be wondering exactly what to put on the form. You don’t want it to be too long, but you still want it to be useful. This article provides 6 quick tips to help you pick the perfect questions for your Quote Request form.

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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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