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  • Domain Abuse Scam November 25, 2016
    The following notice is a Domain Abuse Scam and could result in malware being downloaded to your computer. Do not open anything that resembles the following. If you are a spam and/or security client of CourseVector, we have taken steps to block these notices. If you are interested in CourseVector’s Spam Filter, ...
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  • Website Design Firms Benefit from Professional Partnerships September 2, 2016
    Common Values and Complementary Strengths The Basis for Effective Professional CollaborationsWebsite design firms are not exempt from Murphy’s law. It seems the minute you hit the road for that much-needed vacation, clients decide it’s the perfect time to need updates, new websites, or worse yet, emergency support! Instead of enjoying the R&R you planned on, you ...
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  • This Site May Be Hacked – How Hackers Hurt Your SEO January 22, 2016
    This Site May Be Hacked “This Site May Be Hacked” are words no webmaster or SEO manager wants to hear. As if a breach to an enterprise’s website (and the financial cost and public relations fallout associated with it) is not bad enough, a website hacked with malware or spam can cause an entity’s organic ...
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  • CourseVector Associate Cory Boyd Now SEO Certified January 12, 2016
    Camp Hill, PA, January 12, 2016 CourseVector announced today that Cory Boyd graduated from Yoast’s SEO training program. This accomplishment affords him the ability to better serve CourseVector’s SEO clients with his up-to-date knowledge of on-page optimization, search engine requirements, backlinks, and more! His accomplishment is the perfect compliment to the SEO team’s collective marketing, ...
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  • WordPress Web Design as A Viable Business Model December 21, 2015
    Starting a WordPress web design business can be easy and very profitable. Here are 6 things anyone interested in becoming a WordPress web design reseller will need to consider to help make their business a success.After a name is chosen, a corporation is formed, and the details of accounting are decided upon, the ...
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  • Referrer Spam Can Skew SEO Analytics November 30, 2015
    Referrer Spam can undermine analytics accuracy. Without a robust SEO program in place, are your search engine rankings being degraded? Both concepts are important considerations for any company that is using the internet and a website to expand the reach and exposure of its business. But, if the concepts of Referrer Spam and SEO are new ...
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  • Office Security Tips November 9, 2015
    Many employees do not realize how their careless, seemingly harmless actions can compromise the integrity of their employer’s data network and their own home network, as well. By now, everyone is aware that opening email attachments from an unknown source is dangerous, yet there are many activities that most would consider harmless, which could spell trouble ...
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  • Web Design with WordPress October 9, 2015
    Many small to medium size business owners believe that because WordPress is a free CMS they should be able to get their website designed, developed, and loaded with quality content for free. While WordPress is a free content management system (CMS), it takes time to plan, design, and develop an actual website. What the small business owner ...
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  • Understanding Human Vulnerabilities & Threats September 29, 2015
    A staggering number of companies were victims of data breaches this past year. In fact, forty-three percent of all organizations reported some type of data breach. How many were breached and did not know?In a heightened threat landscape, such as that which companies are currently experiencing, mitigating a threat is nearly impossible. However, training personnel ...
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  • How to Sustain Growth through Business Partnerships September 16, 2015
    It’s no secret that networking works.Setting up partnerships with like-minded businesses is a means of sustaining growth, while assisting other entrepreneurs to do the same.Mike Vandling, Senior Partner of CourseVector, LLC, and Junior Partner Gabriel Mariani, have utilized this type of business attitude for the last twenty years. One of those partnerships is with Jeremy ...
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  • Craft a Killer Pinterest Page September 3, 2015
    As we mentioned before, Pinterest can be a very powerful SEO tool. Tailoring your website images and Pinterest pages to suit the needs of your users will give you an edge over your competitors. Here are some things to keep in mind as you encourage your users to pin! Web Design, Hosting, SEO Serving Harrisburg, Camp Hill, ...
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  • Search Engine Optimization versus Web Design August 20, 2015
    To stay relevant in the world of Web Design, website developers need to accept additional duties such as SEO.Truth be told, most web designers do not know much about search engine optimization (SEO). As long as the site looks great and the code works, SEO is a second thought. However, a professional search engine optimizer ...
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  • Real World Security August 11, 2015
    Cybercrimes, cyber terrorism, and cyber security are all the rage on television and in the movies; however, real world cyber security is often a low priority.Although the tasks that comprise real world cyber security may seem routine and boring, it is that “routine,” which provides a safe computing environment. Security breaches in 2014 proved to be ...
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  • Pinterest: The Marketing Boost your Business Needs August 6, 2015
    More than two million people visit Pinterest every day. Using Pinterest can improve your business in extraordinary ways by reducing the number of steps from discovery to conversion dramatically.The main difference between Pinterest and other social media is “interest” in the product or service that “Pinners” pin. On Facebook, a person may click the “Like” ...
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  • HTTPS and SEO: How Does It Affect Rank? August 5, 2015
    What is HTTP? HTTP, meaning “hypertext transfer protocol”, is the first part of a URL. It relates to how transference of data occurs from a server to your screen. HTTPS, the S stands for “Secure”, encrypts the data transferred with the purchase of a security certificate. Google supposedly gives a “boost” to HTTPS URLs in its ...
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  • Overlooked On-Page SEO Techniques July 29, 2015
    On-Page SEO techniques are vital to a website’s presence in search results. Many good techniques are often overlooked because they are outside ordinary methods. Title and keyword optimization are a great starting point for SEO improvements. However, there are many other ways to increase your website’s on-page optimization without using black hat or deceptive techniques that ...
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  • SEO for Maximum ROI July 21, 2015
    Even with the best tools and reports, providing SEO for a website can be a full-time job. The truth is, most small business owners do not have the time to perform all the tasks necessary to achieve outstanding results. The most important facets of SEO are planning and reporting. Tracking your SEO efforts can seem ...
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  • AdBlock for iPhone June 29, 2015
    That pay-per-click advertising campaign may be costing you more than you think, especially if it targets mobile internet users. At this year’s developer’s conference, Apple announced a tool for developers that supports Safari ad blocking extensions. Much like you can download ad blockers for your Mac, you may soon be able to find ad blockers ...
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  • WordPress: How to Format Pages & Post with More Pop! June 16, 2015
    Although the WordPress content management system is used by 80 million active website owners worldwide, most are not utilizing the editing tool bar to maximize content and make it pop.The main reason for creating content to publish on web pages is to engage the reader and get them to respond to a call-to-action. Yet, the ...
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  • Web Design: What’s Unfolding Above the Fold Matters June 15, 2015
    What is meant by “above the fold” in web design? Just as a newsstand newspaper folded in half, all you could see is the top half, so the Big Headline stories are there. It’s the same with webpages, everything that is visible without scrolling, or panning on a mobile device is what in the industry is ...
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  • “The Seven Deadly Sins” of SEO June 8, 2015
    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a vital skill that small business owners must learn and thoroughly understand if they want their business to benefit from an online presence. There are actually four stages to learning SEO:Unconscious incompetence; we don’t know what we don’t know. Conscious incompetence; we know that we don’t know. Conscious competence, we ...
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  • Top 5: Social Sharing Buttons June 2, 2015
    Sharing content boosts SEO rankings. Search engines assume “the better the content, the more people will want to share it.” Make it easy on your customers, followers, and friends to share your content by using these popular WordPress Plugins that add social sharing buttons to your posts. 1.) Simple Share Buttons Simple Share Buttons adds share buttons ...
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  • Image Optimization: The How to and the Why to June 2, 2015
    Using optimized images to accompany an article, such as photos, illustrations, graphs, and charts draw a reader’s attention to the content. A lot of web readers are not reading as much as they are scanning, and a strategically placed image will catch their attention. Most will read the caption first to find out what it’s all ...
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  • Quality Content has its own Reward June 1, 2015
    How do search engine indices actually check website content for quality and relevancy? Everyone says ranking well on search engine results pages requires content that Google, Bing, and other major search engines deem as “quality content.” While Google frequently updates their algorithms, the focus on keywords and the relevance to those keywords and phrases to ...
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  • The Parallax Scrolling Dilemma June 1, 2015
    The biggest problem with parallax scrolling themes is the reduced benefits derived from SEO efforts due to the increased loading times which lead to higher bounce rates and fewer customers. If you look at Awwwards, The Favorite Website Awards (thefwa.com), Unmatched Style, and many other websites that “give” (actually for most it is just paid advertisement) ...
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  • How to Convert Landing Page Visits to Cash or Contacts May 28, 2015
    80 percent of all sales on the internet start as the result of an organic search, hence the importance of optimizing landing pages to drive sales of our products or services. As designers, our efforts must work well with content creators and marketing strategists who target the right audience through their SEO efforts so that search ...
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  • Why WordPress? The Rationale Explained! May 21, 2015
    Many people still think of WordPress as a new technology that is untested or somehow flawed, like Windows 8, or they consider it as simply a good platform for blogging. The truth is WordPress has been providing business owners as well as blogger an excellent content management system (CMS) for nearly 12 years. WordPress is an ...
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  • What’s in a (domain) Name? May 18, 2015
    Have you ever considered what goes into deciding on and getting a domain name? Not just any name, but one specifically needed for your business or cause. There are pitfalls of waiting until the last minute to get the domain name you need for your business, non-profit, or even a Presidential bid. Obviously the majority ...
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  • What Does 99.999% Uptime Really Mean May 13, 2015
    Many hosting companies will boast 99% uptime. This might sound good at first, but if you drill down to outage time, 99% isn’t quite as impressive. 99% server uptime translates into almost 4 days of unplanned outages per year. Whereas 99.9999% server uptime translates into less than a minute of unplanned down time per year. That’s ...
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  • 5 More Tips On Structuring URLs for SEO May 12, 2015
    As you might remember from How to Structure URLs for SEO, a URL is more than just your domain name. A well-structured URL can help a user navigate your site and tell the purpose of a page. Since the targeted traffic from URLs is so important, here are 5 more tips to help you structure ...
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  • The Press Release: Make it Pop! May 12, 2015
    A press release (PR) can be an effective SEO and marketing tool. However, many struggle with how and why to write one. Here are tips from our pro, Stephen, to make your press release stand out. Open the Press Release with a strong headline. Most people will not read a PR unless the headline catches their ...
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  • What is Malvertising and Why should I Care? May 6, 2015
    What point is there of putting four locks and a firewall on the front door and leaving the back door open? Malware is not injected into a system through the front door. Oftentimes, users are not even aware that an invasion took place, these are not like home invasions where the alarm is triggered and ...
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  • How to Structure URLs for SEO May 1, 2015
    A URL is more than just your domain name. A well-structured URL can help a user navigate your site and tell the purpose of a page. Why is this important? Targeted traffic. A strong URL can help direct specific readers to specific pages. Although numbered one to five, these tips probably rank equally by Google, Bing ...
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  • Archive Email, Avoid Scrutiny April 29, 2015
    Don’t let your Future be determined by Past emails!Municipalities and others that may have a requirement for email archiving or those concerned about requirements in the wake of the Clinton email debacle now have an answer to this sensitive issue. CourseVector’s servers have the ability to archive sent and received messages. This function has been ...
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  • A Bilingual Partnership for Women’s Health April 27, 2015
    CourseVector and the Spinal Bifida Resource Network formed a bilingual webpage partnership to combat the effects of Spinal Bifida through a campaign for expectant mothers’ health. What makes this partnership particularly noteworthy is the truly bilingual nature of this website. Simply by choosing the Language: English or Habla: Español at the bottom of the page, readers ...
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  • We’re Hiring April 23, 2015
    CourseVector is in need of a professional writer to create blog posts, articles, press releases, profiles, brochures, etc. Must have near perfect Grammar and command of the English language. Ideas will be provided, but additional research, as well as supporting links, etc., may be required. Examples of what will be expected:http://coursevector.com/wordpress/ http://support-files.com/pups-trick-users-into-downloads/http://americanclearwaterpa.com/category/news/http://coursevector.com/free-web-design-program/We start out on ...
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  • CourseVector Hires Programmer April 21, 2015
    Camp Hill, PA, April 21, 2015 – CourseVector announced today that Tim Fulton has joined the team as a programmer. Fulton brings with him over 13 years of experience in defense training, with a degree in Computer Programming and Applications. Fulton joins CourseVector to continue our client-centered philosophy of providing high-quality work at prices anyone ...
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  • CourseVector Hires New Writer April 15, 2015
    Camp Hill, PA, April 15, 2015 – CourseVector announced today that Stephen Dalton has joined the team as a copywriter. Dalton comes with a wealth of experience within the industry, with a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. Dalton joins CourseVector to continue our client-centered philosophy of providing high-quality work at prices ...
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  • Is Your Computer Malware Infected? April 8, 2015
    5 Signs That Your Computer Is Malware InfectedIt seems that every other day some major company has been hacked, leaking massive amounts of supposedly secure, sensitive data. Hackers do not only target large companies. Some hackers prefer smaller targets to gain access to your personal information. Additionally, hackers can use personal computers to reach those ...
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  • One-on-One WordPress Training April 3, 2015
    CourseVector Announces Innovative WordPress TrainingCamp Hill, PA, April 6, 2015 – CourseVector announced a bold and exciting client training program for WordPress. This training is not a Podcast, not a video tutorial, but live one-on-one training using your website, shared from the trainer’s computer. This one-of-a-kind training is only offered by CourseVector.Learn WordPress at ...
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  • CourseVector’s Dos and Don’ts of SEO March 25, 2015
    SEO Should be as Natural as Falling in Love The art of creating good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for your website should be as natural as falling in love. Everything you do or don’t do for your website to get higher rankings on Search Engine Results pages (SERP) should not be forced or phony, but genuine. ...
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  • Live WordPress Training March 18, 2015
    Have you ever thought, “If only I could get someone to sit down and walk me through some of these things on my website? I think it would work better.” CourseVector is doing exactly that! In a bold new move CourseVector, one of the leading technology innovators in the northeastern United States, is offering live one-on-one, ...
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  • Do You Backup Your Website? March 13, 2015
    WordPress Users Don’t Backup Their WebsitesIn a shocking survey conducted by CodeGuard, it was found that only 47% of WordPress users back up their website every month. Likewise, only about half of WordPress users update WordPress on a regular basis. Why does this matter?Hackers – If someone hacks a website, it is very easy to ...
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  • The Truth about Parallax Designs March 10, 2015
    Don’t follow the Herd – Be a Web Design Lone WolfParallax Themes or “Endless” pages are the “hot” new method of developing new websites, not because it is the best method, but in most cases because it is what everyone is doing. Let’s take a moment to look at what the Native Americans discovered about the ...
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  • Can You Afford Digital Marketing? March 3, 2015
    Small Businesses Can afford a Digital Marketing Agency How is that possible? It is not only feasible, but very possible to hire a digital marketing agency for not much more than a morning coffee at Starbucks. Of course a lot of small business owners are thinking, “I can’t possibly afford to hire a marketing agency, I can’t ...
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  • Leap Technology Partners New Website February 25, 2015
    Leap Technology Partners, whose marketing slogan is “We Bring Clarity to Commercialization,” is a cutting edge technology company that takes the guess work out of industrial commercialization and patent licensing for already established companies, start-ups, and research labs. Leap Tech was already a highly specialized and experienced company in Aerospace, Automotive, Advanced Materials, Robotics & ...
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  • The CourseVector Experience February 21, 2015
    Experience the Difference a CourseVector Design can make! Your Vision is our Mission A lot of our clients ask how we can afford to provide our services at such an inexpensive price. The answer to that question is very simple. We are in this for the long-haul, with a mission to stand behind our services and our ...
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  • Users Tricked into Downloads February 17, 2015
    Potentially Unwanted Programs: Users Tricked into Downloads“Ever wonder how Ask.com is suddenly your search engine default? Even though you did not “ask” for a change to your browsing options by physically going to your settings and making the change. Thanks to potentially unwanted programs, or PUPs, it is likely that, at some point during your ...
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  • SEO Marketing Process January 29, 2015
    CourseVector treats our SEO program like any good marketing program. The right mix of a few key elements can make even a small SEO marketing campaign successful. The goal of marketing is to drive qualified leads to your business. As far as SEO is concerned, there are several elements that can influence your Page Ranking ...
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  • 3 Rules When Buying A Website Design January 26, 2015
    It can be easy to buy a template online to build a website on the cheap. However, there are times when an out-of-the-box website just won’t cut it. It is then that one must hire a custom web designer to complete their website wish-list. Here are a few things to keep in mind before getting ...
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