Category: Internet

Heartbleed Bug: What It Is & What You Should Do

As many of you are probably aware, a bug was recently discovered in the OpenSSL software used by roughly 2/3 of the sites on the Internet for SSL encryption. This is known as the Heartbleed bug. You are likely wondering if your site hosted by Smart Solutions is affected by this problem. That answer depends […]


Pinterest Changed!

From Smart Solutions Social media channels don’t stay the same for long—this is a fact that anyone who has had a Facebook for longer than a year knows. They update on a regular basis and there’s no reason to not embrace the change. However, every change comes with a few ups and downs, and when […]


Our Top Four Web Marketing Highlights of 2012

From Smart Solutions 2012 has come to a close, and we’re taking a look back at some of the things that stood out to us this year. A LOT happened last year in SEO and social media—and we can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store for us! Each of these items made a […]


Internet And The Election

From Smart Solutions Google and Bing are tracking votes in real time, as well as hosting fun front pages today; Facebook is counting votes according to its own application; and countless other websites around the web are joining in on the Election Day excitement. First, get out and vote – then watch as everything unfolds. […]


Facebook Timeline is Available for Pages

Yesterday morning, when we logged onto Facebook, we were greeted with a pleasant surprise—Facebook pages can now be converted into timelines! We’ve been waiting on this Facebook update for a while, and we’re excited it’s finally here. But… what is it? We wrote a post on Facebook timelines a few weeks ago, when they were […]


Happy Valentine’s Day – Google Style

Google always has a fun little something for us on special holidays, and Valentine’s Day is no different! Since their first Valentine’s Day doodle in 2000, Google has made their doodles more and more impressive! The above image is from twelve years ago. Ready to see what they have for us today? Happy Valentines Day, […]


Google Panda Details – Learn About the Google Panda Updates

Websites in every industry are affected by Google Panda—sometimes soaring and sometimes sinking in ranking because of algorithm changes. But for people who aren’t involved in web development or Internet marketing, these Google Panda updates tend to remain a mystery. What is Google Panda? Google uses an algorithm that helps sort its index, so that […]


What You Need to Know About the New Facebook Timeline Layout

Facebook’s newest profile update was unveiled in September of 2011, but not everyone got to see it right away. A lot of people used a developer’s trick to enable the new profile, and since then, people have been installing it on their own. Facebook has been offering it as a choice up to this point—they […]


Get Details about SOPA

Over the past few weeks, the Internet has exploded with furious users. In one of the most amazing shows of the Internet community coming together, businesses across the United States have blogged, tweeted and even blacked out their websites with the single goal of stopping the bill SOPA. People like Matt Cutts, Jimmy Wales and […]


The Google +1 Button – Why Should a Business Owner Care?

Search is going social. We’ve tasted this through Bing and Google’s recent social search activity, but Google has now taken the lead with a new advancement—the +1 button. You’ll definitely want to keep the new +1 button on your radar, and get familiar with what it does. It will slowly gain attention and begin to […]