12 February 2019

AmDee Weekly Digest February 12, 2019

News that Matters to You Website Security News 10 online security blunders to avoid AmDee There are few worse faux-pas than having your online identity stolen. According to the Javelin Strategy & Research study, in 2016 there was over 15.4 million Americans who had their identity stolen. It is estimated that nearly half of Americans will have their computer compromised or have been completely hacked every year. You’ve probably received the “emergency I’m in a foreign country and been robbed” emails pop up in your inbox, or maybe you’ve been a victim of ransomware such as WannaCry. Website Accessibility News...
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11 February 2019

10 Effective Ways to Create a Cohesive Remote Team

10 Effective Ways to Create a Cohesive Remote Team Creating an engaged and convivial work culture can be difficult when employees see each other every day at the office. This task becomes even more tricky when trying to evoke a sense of togetherness for a team that is not together physically. Creating a compatible and hospitable culture when you have a handful of remote members or a full remote team scattered across time zones, embedded in different cultures and diverse backgrounds can seem impossible. Yet team compatibility and cohesiveness is vital. Perhaps even more so when there is no water...
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05 February 2019

AmDee Weekly Digest February 5, 2019

News that Matters to You Breaking News How to Integrate Chatbots Into Your Conversion Strategy If you have ever landed on a website and were greeted by a pop-up in a corner inquiring about your needs, you have encountered a chatbot. Think back to a time and place long ago, 1996 to be exact, you may remember that whenever you opened up a Microsoft Office program you were greeted by a smiling paperclip. “Clippy” was a cute and helpful animated guide whose aim was to assist users in learning basic Office skills. However, its usefulness seemed to wear off for...
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04 February 2019

Winning the Social Media Micro-Moments

Using Social Media Micro-Moments and Winning Your organization has realized the power of social media and has begun to use it to demonstrate your authority in your industry. If not, you might want to pause in reading this article and check out our social media blog posts to get you and your organization up to speed: 5 Must-Have Social Media Management Tools Social media Integration with Your Website 5 Best WordPress Plugins for Social Media Embracing Social Media for Growth Social Media as an Extension of Hospitality Once your organization’s social media plan is up and running (and consistent), it’s...
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29 January 2019

AmDee Weekly Digest January 29, 2019

News that Matters to You Breaking News Ex-Employee Hacks WPML WordPress Plugin Site and Spams Users Bleeping Computer On January 19th, the WPML WordPress plugin site was hacked by a former employee who sent the site’s users mass messages stating the plugin was riddled with vulnerabilities and that the users should consider removing the plugin. The hacker also infiltrated the company’s website and added “security holes” as one of its features on its purchase page. Apparently, the disgruntled ex-employee had left a “backdoor” or code that bypasses normal authentication and encryption. The “backdoor” was fixed and the company reassured users...
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28 January 2019

Simplify your online donations through WordPress

How to set up your WordPress to accept online donations with Give Accepting online donations can be a great source of raising funds for non-profit organizations, universities. Promoting the percentage of contribution is also a fantastic method to continue to encourage donors or potential donors to invest in your organization. You can also set up a contribution for a specific initiative that you want to launch but otherwise wouldn’t have the capital for. This phenomenon has been gaining popularity in recent years. By encouraging users to make contributions to support a project or to gather funds showcasing their appreciation for...
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22 January 2019

7 WordPress Podcasts to Check Out in 2019

7 WordPress Podcasts for 2019 Podcasts are a growing sector of our overall media and internet landscape. In April 2018, Fast Company put the number of active podcasts at 525,000. Apple noted that by June there were over 550,000, and the most recent data estimates that there are now over 625,000 active podcasts with millions of available episodes. Some of the reasons that podcasts are popular include: They offer listeners and subscribers the convenience of being able to check them out whenever and wherever they want, using a variety of devices. They offer their audiences large blocks of content, usually...
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17 January 2019

Getting New Hires Up To Speed Publishing In WordPress

How to Get New Hires Up To Speed Publishing In WordPress Employee turnover, organizational growth and recurring changes such as campaign ramp-ups and semester-based intern shuffling can provide new faces at your organization. Some new staffers will have responsibilities interacting with your WordPress website. Getting them up to speed so that they can comfortably and confidently do their jobs in the WordPress environment is important. It’s important to have a standardized methodology or training checklist that you can use to go over what your different web-related positions need to know during their onboarding. If you don’t yet have a process,...
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14 January 2019

How to Stay Productive While Working From Home

Tips to stay productive while working from home Working from home is amazing. There is no business dress code, there’s no boss to surprise-walk by your computer to ensure you’re not on YouTube, and if you have to take a break or schedule a doctor’s appointment, you can do that, guilt-free. And like a benefit lot of us here at AmDee enjoy, you can travel while you work. But the biggest struggle of working remotely is perhaps its greatest advantage: You manage yourself when working from home. If you find it difficult to hold yourself accountable, then it might be...
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09 January 2019

10 Content Types to Attract Great Traffic

Blog burnout is real. In today’s oversaturated market, content is everywhere, which makes it difficult for viewers to know where to go for the best possible quality content. Combine a super competitive market with an oversaturated one and producing great content that also attracts great traffic can seem impossible. But impossible it is not. It takes a bit of finesse and thinking outside the box. There is no one content-type that is the be-all, end-all answer to driving traffic to a site. Two years ago, tons of social media marketers (and by extension, the brands they worked for) made a...
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