|Taking The Headaches Out
of Internet Marketing
Week of 06-20-11
In this issue:
• Latest News
I am back and all events for my FB page will be on the agenda this week so I look forward to seeing you for #TribeTuesday (bring blog posts, yours and others), #WordPressWednesday (bring WP questions) and #FanPageFriday (bring awesome fan pages, yours and others)!
It’s been a crazy, exciting and somewhat exhausting kinda week but I had a blast!…
Wow what a week! First the 13hr drive out to Raleigh, NC for the Warrior Forum event – then getting to meet up with Allegra Sinclair for a delightful breakfast.
Next was 6 hours down to the Gatlinburg/ Pigeon Forge area of Tennessee/ North Carolina (my absolute favorite place to visit, very good for my soul) to camp with my friend Robert and rent a raft from Raging Rivers Rafting co and (whitewater) raft the Nantahala River (picture -> here). Thats the same river that I tackled last August in a run that beat me up but left me hungry for more!
Then it was a 9 hour drive home (after rafting!), getting in at 2am Wed morning… and leaving again Thursday at 7am with Nile Flores to attend WordCamp Columbus. WC wrapped up on Saturday and we got home about 2am on Sunday morning.
Ya notice what’s not in that schedule? SLEEP! Fortunately I caught a little extra on Friday and got a good nights sleep last night but I’m going to have to do some recovering from a trip that crazy!
Understanding The Challenges of The +1 Button!
Recently, we discussed Google’s new +1 button.
There’s been a lot wrote about it but many people aren’t paying attention to the pro’s, con’s, and privacy implications and so hopefully help you make smart decisions for your site.
Also, if you’re a Chrome browser user, there is now a neat extension that lets you see +1 buttons behind all tweets on twitter.com and that you can use as another way to support your friends, associates and tribemates while promoting high quality content.
Definitely take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with at least the concepts affecting this button and what it means for you and perhaps how you can use this button to assist blogs you enjoy.
|New Just Ask Kim Business Cards via Designer Nile Flores
Snazzy new business cards are here – complete with 2 sassy QR codes!…. read more
A really great event featuring some top internet marketers as speakers. Tons of great networking opportunities abounded!… read more
Works pretty darn well for live presentations too! A neat tool by SysInternals and its FREE… read more
A cool Chrome browser extension … read more
Not as new as I originally thought, but still new to me! Check this out as a way to gain more leverage on youtube… read more
There’s one social tool thats relatively inexpensive that if you’re not making the most of you’re at risk of crippling your business! … read more
Think your photos are safe?…. read more
Understanding the warning signs of an infected post on Facebook is the key to protecting your account. Know these to improve your safety!… read more
More iFrame Changes…
iFrames move towards higher security…
As I mentioned in Facebook iFrames 101, one of the big problems challenging those that chose to use WordPress to host either their entire iframe or parts of the graphics used in their iframe tab is the lack of SSL.
SSL is a form of encrytion which means it makes it difficult for someone to intercept and read the data that does not have the right access level. This protects the user.
When iFrames first launched, there was no SSL requirement but tabs that do not use SSL (such as most of those that are self-hosted on wordpress) often do not work correctly for users that are surfing facebook using secure access (more and more daily, as you should be too!)
Facebook has announced that in the very near future all iFrame apps (and thus tabs) will be required to utilize SSL/Security.
Hosted tab providers, such as iFrame Engine, are not affected by this as their servers are already SSL protected. (One of many reasons I love them).
However, if you are hosting your tabs – on WordPress then you have to add an SSL certificate if your hosting site. (And can only have one certificate per IP address and the IP address may cost you extra).
If you are only hosting your IMAGES on WordPress but using a free tab tool, a cheaper recommendation would be to host them on Amazon S3 and use the secure urls from there for a LOT less headache.
You also need to be sure to use the https embeds when embeding from sites like youtube.
I’ll write more about this later, but if you’re not using a iframe service, this needs to be on your radar as something that will be mandatory soon.
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