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Imminent: Non-HTTPS Sites Labeled “Not Secure” by Chrome

Imminent: Non-HTTPS Sites Labeled “Not Secure” by Chrome

by Mark Maunder On approximately January 31st of this month, version 56 of the Chrome web browser will be released. There is a significant change in the way it displays websites that are not using HTTPS, also known as SSL. This change may confuse your site visitors or surprise you if you are not expecting it. Starting with the release of

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Mobile And Tablet Internet Usage Exceeds Desktop For First Time Worldwide

Mobile And Tablet Internet Usage Exceeds Desktop For First Time Worldwide

Is your website ready to make you look great online? If you’re waiting to go “mobile-ready,” you’ve waited too long. Brass Ring can help! – Edward Increased traffic plus Google search rankings stress importance of mobile friendly websites Post-Brexit implications for UK business San Francisco, CA and Dublin, Ireland; 1st November, 2016: Internet usage by mobile and tablet devices exceeded

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Brass Ring Multimedia Wins 2016
La Jolla Village News Readers Choice Award for Web Design

Brass Ring Multimedia Wins 2016<br>La Jolla Village News Readers Choice Award for Web Design

A great big THANK YOU! to the readers and nice folks at La Jolla Village News for Brass Ring Multimedia’s THIRD (2014, 2015 & 2016) Reader’s Choice Award for Best Web Design. I grew up in La Jolla, went to Muirlands & La Jolla High and my daughter Amethyst (also Muirlands & LJHS alum) and I live here still. Our town

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Napoleon Hill’s 12 Great Riches of Life

Napoleon Hill's 12 Great Riches of Life

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. – Napoleon Hill. Napoleon Hill’s Twelve Great Riches of Life 1. Positive mental attitude 2. Sound physical health 3. Harmony in Human Relationships 4. Freedom from fear 5. The hope of achievement 6. The capacity for faith 7. A willingness to share one’s blessings 8. A labor of love

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Is Your Generic Voicemail Losing You Business?

Is Your Generic Voicemail Losing You Business?

Reaching a generic voice-mail greetings is one of my great frustrations (pet peeve?)…and I don’t leave messages, typically, if I can’t determine if I’ve gotten the right number. Why do so many people fail to program a simple greeting? I know we’re all concerned with security and privacy, and I am too, however if you’re using a number for business, you absolutely

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Like Them or Not: 7 Web Design Trends Here to Stay

Like Them or Not: 7 Web Design Trends Here to Stay

By Larry Alton As always, the world of Web design is moving quickly, and as always, it’s in your best interest to stay ahead of the curve. An increase in mobile technology usage, the emergence of VR systems, new features in common social apps and different user expectations in website offerings are just a handful of trends and news topics

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Distraction Detox

Distraction Detox

Life balance elusive? (You’re not alone) If you, like me, are a home-based entrepreneur, then balancing the various aspects of your life can pose quite a challenge. Even if you’re not home-based, the challenge remains. I hope the following article is helpful to you in finding that balance. Thanks to SCORE & Jeanne Rossomme for very real-world useful information. –

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Will the New Domain Extensions Negatively Impact Your SEO?

Will the New Domain Extensions Negatively Impact Your SEO?

by Eric Siu Five years ago, there weren’t that many options when it came to domain name extensions. You could only register a domain with a .com, .org or .net extension — and good luck if the name you wanted was already in use! More recently, however, domain name registry companies have expanded the list of options, thanks to the

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Judson Brewer: A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit

Judson Brewer: A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit

Filmed November 2015 at TEDMED 2015 Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they’re bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but

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Copywriting 101: How to Craft Compelling Copy

Copywriting 101: How to Craft Compelling Copy

Good copywriting is one of the obstacles to excellent content and keeps so many websites from their full potential and profitability. Enjoy this article from Copyblogger.com and if you want some links for copywriting assistance, check HERE – Edward A. Sanchez, Brass Ring Multimedia Copywriting  is one of the most essential elements of effective online marketing. The art and science

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La Jolla Surf Legend Tom Lochtefeld Announces Wave Loch’s involvement in The Wave, Bristol (UK)

La Jolla Surf Legend Tom Lochtefeld Announces Wave Loch's involvement in The Wave, Bristol (UK)

  One of the coolest project’s you’ll come across this year has just been announced. Brass Ring Multimedia WordPress client Wave Loch, who represent the “bleeding edge” of surfing wave technology have revealed their involvement in an exciting new project called “The Wave” in Bristol, UK. Surfers of the world…pay attention…what this means is that you can add farmland in Britain (what?!)

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SoakSoak Malware Compromises 100,000+ WordPress Websites

SoakSoak Malware Compromises 100,000+ WordPress Websites

By Tony Perez on December 14, 2014 This Sunday has started with a bang. Google has blacklisted over 11,000 domains with this latest malware campaign from SoakSoak.ru: Our analysis is showing impacts in the order of 100’s of thousands of WordPress specific websites. We cannot confirm the exact vector, but preliminary analysis is showing correlation with the Revslider vulnerability we

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Bill Calhoun Mobile Music Offers Excellence In DJ Services to San Diego!

Bill Calhoun Mobile Music Offers Excellence In DJ Services to San Diego!

Brass Ring client, friend and long time mentor, Bill Calhoun, DJ / MC has been making special events great throughout San Diego and Southern California for many years. In fact, years ago, Bill helped launch my own ongoing career as a DJ/MC (Brass Ring is my “day job”). Bill was my first boss and teacher. He was an exceptional employer and continues to

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Photographer Nick Agelidis’ Fine Art Images of La Jolla And The World Now Online!

Photographer Nick Agelidis' Fine Art Images of La Jolla And The World Now Online!

Turning inherent beauty into photographic art…and selling it online using WordPress & WooCommerce One of Brass Ring Multimedia’s most recent clients, Nick Agelidis recently published La Jolla – A Photographic Journey, a beautiful book for any admirer of excellent photography in San Diego and a must-have for La Jollans. Through January, his images are on exhibition at La Jolla’s iconic La Valencia

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Wellness: Spices That Heal

Wellness: Spices That Heal

Your effectiveness and ability to seek abundance is directly tied to your health, your energy, your attitude and your physical state. Nature really has given us all we need for excellence in these areas. Industrialized man has simply forgone this and substituted empty processed “food” formulated by food scientists and pushed by Madison Avenue to sell product at the expense

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WordPress SEO

WordPress SEO

The Definitive Guide To Higher Rankings For WordPress Sites By Joost de Valk — Last update September 8th, 2014 WordPress is one of the best, if not the best content management systems when it comes to SEO. That being said, spending time on your WordPress SEO might seem like a waste of time, it most definitely is not. Optimizing your site

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