Carol and Alvin went above and beyond

I hired Carol Dunlop to design my website because I had no idea about what was needed. Carol really listened...

Betty Humphrey Fowler
Feng Shui Interior Re-Design Consultant
Energized Spaces

https://www.energizedspaces.com/

5.0
2016-10-31T14:24:55-04:00

Betty Humphrey Fowler
Feng Shui Interior Re-Design Consultant
Energized Spaces

https://www.energizedspaces.com/

I hired Carol Dunlop to design my website because I had no idea about what was needed. Carol really listened to and answered every question I had. She was patient and gave me suggestions that I would never have considered. Carol is truly an expert in the website design and social media arenas. I am also grateful to both Carol and Alvin for going above and beyond to repair my website when it was hacked while under Go Daddy's hosting. Go Daddy left me out in the cold but they stepped in, found how deep the hack was and brought my site back as good as new with new protocols in place. Needless to say, I dropped Go Daddy and now use CSI Corp for my website hosting. I highly recommend hiring CSI Corporation for any website or online business concerns you have. They deliver on their promises!

Carol was also able to answer all of my questions

Working with Carol Dunlop of CSI Corporation for the past few months has introduced me to new social media platforms....

Tracey West, CEO
Tracey West Irresistible Pound Cakes
www.irresistiblepoundcakes.com
www.facebook.com/irresistiblepc
www.twitter.com/irresistiblepc
Orders: (678) 613-3973
irresistiblepoundcakes.com/

5.0
2016-10-31T14:26:48-04:00

Tracey West, CEO
Tracey West Irresistible Pound Cakes
www.irresistiblepoundcakes.com
www.facebook.com/irresistiblepc
www.twitter.com/irresistiblepc
Orders: (678) 613-3973
irresistiblepoundcakes.com/

Working with Carol Dunlop of CSI Corporation for the past few months has introduced me to new social media platforms. I was very familiar with Facebook and Twitter but wasn't using Pinterest and had recently switched to using Mailchimp to send newsletters. Carol was able to setup Pinterest and Mailchimp and merged them with all of my social media platforms making them easier to manage. She was also able to answer all of my questions even those dealing with my website and made recommendations for improvements. Thanks Carol for all of your hard work.

Investing in Carol’s services = big payoff

Carol Dunlop has been a tremendous help when it comes to marketing for my CrossFit gym. She helped set up...

Shane Bonilla
Owner, Coach
CrossFit III

www.crossfitiii.com

5.0
2016-10-31T14:37:00-04:00

Shane Bonilla
Owner, Coach
CrossFit III

www.crossfitiii.com

Carol Dunlop has been a tremendous help when it comes to marketing for my CrossFit gym. She helped set up and connect all of my social media avenues. She has come up with great ideas from holiday events to fundraising to media options to set our gym apart. I believe investing in Carol's services for your business will be one of the biggest payoffs you will see!

It was so nice to have Carol in my corner

Carol jumped in and helped me get my website and Facebook page set up quickly and without taking a lot...

Tana Gildea
Author, The Graduate’s GuideTM to Money
Author, Building a Business, Building a Life

www.www.graduatesguidetomoney.com

5.0
2016-10-31T14:39:13-04:00

Tana Gildea
Author, The Graduate’s GuideTM to Money
Author, Building a Business, Building a Life

www.www.graduatesguidetomoney.com

Carol jumped in and helped me get my website and Facebook page set up quickly and without taking a lot of my time. That was so helpful when I was overwhelmed with getting social media integrated for my book. Thanks, Carol, for your responsiveness and for getting my Facebook page up and running. It was so nice that I had you in my corner and didn’t have to waste my time “figuring it out!”

Carol goes over and above our expectations

We have been clients of Creative Services International, Inc. for many years. Carol is an awesome person to work with....
5.0
2016-10-31T14:42:37-04:00
We have been clients of Creative Services International, Inc. for many years. Carol is an awesome person to work with. She designed our website several years ago and has recently transformed it into a site we are extremely proud of. It is easy to maneuver through, colorful and up to date.She goes over and above our expectations. She also manages our Facebook page and is doing an extraordinary job there too. Would suggest for any website needs contact CSI,Inc. some of her ideas are just over the top!!!!!!
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Website Maintenance Keeps Your Site Hacker-Free

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It’s a super, terrific day when you finally launch or relaunch your website. Weeks and months of planning, creating, writing, designing, consulting, and waiting have culminated into this one, huge event. Congratulations!

But don’t pop the champagne bottle just yet. You still have work to do. If you want to maintain this euphoric feeling about your website and not be faced with a blank, white screen where your website should be or worse, a variety of pornographic images or heaven forbid another website you don’t recognize – listen up!

Your brand new website is like a child newly born into this world. You have to care for it and maintain it or bad things could and will happen. Easy website maintenance is the answer. Here’s how you do it.

Make a Weekly Visit

Set a time each week that you will physically visit your website. That means typing in the URL and going to it. When you land on the home page, check it out to see if anything looks funny or off. Look at the header, navigation, middle content, all the way down to the footer and bottom of the page. No glancing, really examine the site.

If your site has been hacked or malicious code has been inserted, you may see a link to a strange website at the very bottom or the top of your page.

Client Case Study 

One of my web design clients noticed that they were suddenly seeing several posts on their blog for a trucking company. They called to let me know and I immediately knew something was off because they don’t really use their blog function, they have other “post-types” that they use for content creation. I performed a scan and found that malicious code had been inserted into several pages. It was inconspicuous and if you weren’t looking for it, you would never have known it was there. The code lead visitors to another website about trucking, they were essentially using my client’s website as a marketing machine.

I installed monitoring software along with an aggressive security plugin that only allows admins with a special code to post anything anywhere on the website. I also thoroughly cleaned the site and deleted the malicious code. Their website is up and running properly and they have not experienced any further incidents.

After a thorough exam of the home page, click on each navigation button to make sure the link is still working and the page maintains it’s layout. Sometimes a plugin that needs to be updated can cause a layout shift. You’ll never know this until you actually look at each page.

Then test the links on your pages. Do they go to the correct places or do they just spin and do nothing?

Remember, the problems you catch now will help visitors find what they’re looking for so they don’t “bounce” away from your site forever. This is the first step is performing easy website maintenance, go to your site and look at it.

Updating is Your Friend

Those awesome plugins or software that run your WordPress website and make it do wonderful things are indeed necessary and needy. Your site can’t do what it does without them, but they need plenty of consistent love and care. That means they need to be updated as close as possible to when the new versions are released.

Here’s why plugins need to be lovingly cared for:

WordPress is free because thousands of developers contribute their code to make it work. That code, better known as plugins, helps WordPress to be so versatile and scalable.

However, the very thing that makes WordPress awesome is what makes it vulnerable – those thousands of developers creating code and software and updates. You know that everyone loves to hate on what’s hot and awesome, right? Spammers, hackers, and malicious code writers are the haters. They send out hundreds of thousands of Bots to search the internet for vulnerabilities inside of the WordPress core software and the plugins, which are also software. That’s why the developers send out all those updates.

Paying attention to the updates and performing easy website maintenance is what keeps your website running smoothly and continuously.

Betty Fowler Testimonial

Not respecting and following through on the updates for the plugins, core software, and other stuff on your site is what gives you the blank white screen or worse a hacked or overtaken and redirected website.

Check out my LIVE training on CSI’s Facebook page. I talk about the four ways to keep your site up and running.

Now you know what to do and how often to do it to keep your WordPress website hacker-free.

If this all seems overwhelming or you feel that it would be better to let someone else take over your web maintenance, check out our web maintenance service.

Easy Website Maintenance

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