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Weekly Links Roundup – Backup Plugins, HTTP Errors, Hackers, Managing Ads

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links.

Having a recent backup stored safely offsite (think Dropbox, Drive, Amazon S3…) is one of the best insurance policies you can get for your business site. Get hacked? No worries. Just restore that fresh backup!

Here’s a review of 7 of the top WordPress backup plugins. My go-to plugin is BackupBuddy (not free), and for a less expensive alternative I’d pick the free version of UpdraftPlus.

Ever seen that enigmatic “HTTP Error” pop up when trying to upload images to WordPress? The reason may be a mystery… Here’s a post on 10 ways to fix the HTTP error – and a warning, this gets just a little bit technical, but the instructions are clear.

Do you know why hackers target WordPress sites? They do, it’s a well-known fact – WordPress is a huge target and there are almost 100,000 attacks on WordPress sites around the world every minute! If you’re interested in reducing your site’s risk by patching its biggest weaknesses, this post is worth a look.

Finally… if you’re running ads on your WordPress site, are you doing it right? You may be making mistakes and not even realizing it. Learn about some common mistakes with ad management that can impact advertising ROI and traffic growth.


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