Watch for upcoming security changes

No one wants their website hacked, am I right?

 

However, I do wish the techies looking down from cyberspace would stop monkeying around and tweaking every little thing on the internet.

Just when I believe I’ve gotten everything under control, bam! Time to relearn and figure out just what the hell is changing now.

A big thanks to Nicholas C. Rossis for keeping me and everyone up to date on the coming changes to Google Chrome. Apparently, it has something to do with website security. OMG

Now you may say, “I don’t use Google Chrome.” But where Google goes other search engines are soon to follow. So take note, read the article and watch for changes.

So, what is this Google Chrome update all about?

  • Google Chrome has an update coming out the end of July. Chrome 68.
  • The new update will mark ALL websites an “not secure.”
  •  Some hosting websites will add additional Security Socket Layer–or SSL for us, some may not.
  • If the website host doesn’t add the additional SSL, we will need to add one ourselves to make sure communications between our site and a visitor is secure.

Think I got all that right. Sure hope WordPress.com adds it for me. Hate when I have to figure all this shit out for myself.

Click on the link below and read the entire article for the bigger picture.

SSL Security And Social Share Counts By  Nicholas C. Rossis

Talk to me…

Does anyone out there know if WordPress.com will fix this for us?

Do you worry about visiting unsecure websites?

Did you know about this change?

Do you think it will impact bloggers? How?

Check out these links for more information about Chrome 68.

What’s New In DevTools (Chrome 68)

A secure web is here to stay

Chrome 68 to condemn all unencrypted sites by summer

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Which social media sends you the most readers?

Is WordPress Reader, Google, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Flipboard, or Twitter the best choice?

Or how about Reddit, StumbleUpon, Medium, or a market I’ve yet to discover? Seems a new one pops up every day. So how do we discover which is best for our blog?

Do you have a favorite you search engine? 

Okay, Bloggers hold on to your hat! Deep diving for answers today. 

All of these questions were rolling around in my head this past weekend and got me to thinking…

Am I wasting my time on the wrong platforms? Should I concentrate on just one or two and not spread myself like mayonnaise on bread.

Time for research. Which translates into dropping down the ole rabbit hole.

The first place I started, of course, was the Stats page in WordPress. But that was just a starting point. You can see from my image, according to WordPress, most of my referrers come from WordPress Readers.

But, does that tell me how readers actually discovered Jean’s Writing? I’m not sure. The term “referrer” is referencing online sources – specifically sites or services that the referring page or link clicked on to get to my site. Clear as mud, right?

Look at this section on your STATS page to get a better idea of how many people are seeing your blog.  Below is how many views, visitors, likes and comments made to my blog.

However, that still doesn’t let me know which social media gets me the most bang for my time.

So, I did a little more digging.

Another great source is Google Analytics. Takes a little while to set it up but once you do you can see which social site is sending the most people to your website. I set up my account last year but hadn’t checked on it since. So, I headed over to see what was what.

Holy Cow! Google Analytics had zero stats for my website. Please don’t judge me too harshly. Because I’m embarrassed to tell you, I’d forgotten one very important step. The freaking Accept button. You know that button that says you agree to terms, yadda, yadda yadda…  

 

So y’all tell me…

How do you figure out all this stuff?

Or do you just go with the flow and not worry about who or how?

Do you concentrate on one social media outlet more than another?

Which social media do you think helps your blog the best?

Want to read more about which social media is sending visitors to your website? Click on the links below.

Who is Driving Visits to Your Site

What social media channels drive the most traffic to your website?

WordPress Stats

How to See Which Social Media Platforms Are Sending You the Most Traffic

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