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Microsoft’s New Edge Browser

If you’re Windows user, chances are you have recently been part of Microsoft’s automatic Windows update that included having Microsoft Edge involuntarily downloaded to your computer, the icon added to your desktop and pinned to your taskbar. While this version of Edge is an updated version of the existing browser,...

Importance of Keeping Google Business Hours Updated

Google My Business is a product that is as ubiquitous as Google’s own search engine results. The data served by this platform is closely integrated in search results, maps, and other services to the degree that Google users may not even visit your website when they see its familiar card...

Free Google Shopping Tab Listings for US Advertisers

Google shopping is now allowing new and existing advertisers to list products for free on the Google Shopping tab. This is coming just as many businesses are wondering how they’re going to sustain themselves during the Coronavirus pandemic. With more consumer’s online, this will allow retailers to gain more exposure....

IQComputing at WordCamp US 2019

This year several IQComputing team members attended WordCamp US 2019 in downtown St. Louis. WordCamp US is the largest WordPress conference in the nation and had more than 1,700 attendees this year. WordCamp US, which started in 2015, consists of an array of sessions and workshops on various WordPress development...

Newly Proposed Bill Would Limit Social Media Usage

Ever get annoyed when you’re just trying to reach the bottom of a page on your smart phone, but the page just keeps scrolling without end? Have you opened your favorite app just to have a video start playing automatically? Well, a new bill proposed by Missouri Senator Josh Hawley,...

California’s Automatic Renewal Law

What Is it? This law deals with consumer contracts that have a renewal feature with recurring payments. The law states that companies that have a cancellation policy on any recurring payments must have those policies outlined ‘conspicuously’. The law defines this conspicuous text as ‘in larger type than the surrounding...

Misleading Domain Registration Renewal Emails

It seems that for almost as long as the Internet has been around, misleading and sometimes outright fraudulent domain registration messages have been finding their way to inboxes. Operating under all sorts of legitimate-sounding names, shady registrars scrape the WHOIS database and pre-emptively send messages reflecting domain names with their...

Google Closes Small Business Community

Ringing in the new year, Google announced that their foray into hyper-focused community for business owners is scheduled to close in just a couple of weeks with the end of life date set for January 16th, 2019. Branded as “Small Business Community from Google,” the service was oriented around business...

Contact Form 7 – reCaptcha v2 Plugin

The Problem With the release of Contact Form 7 v5.1.0 many users noticed quickly that the old reCaptcha version 2 was removed entirely which includes the [recaptcha] tag. Unfortunately the release was fraught with issues. Since you cannot use the same API keys for reCaptcha version 3 as you could...

Securing Websites with HTTPS & Google SEO

In the simplest terms, HTTP Secure (HTTPS) is a way to prevent “eavesdropping” of the activity between your computer and a website or a remote service.  The Chrome web browser marks websites without HTTPS as insecure effective July, 2018. It is one of the most common approaches to ensuring that...