Oh, Drat That “Not Secure” Message on Google Chrome
For those of you with a business website who do NOT yet have a secure site, it’s time to get that done. What AM I going on about? Go to your website and look at its address at the top. If it says https://yourdomainname.com(s=secure) rather than http://yourdomainname.com (no “s”) — you’re good. If it doesn’t, you’re not, and your site visitors will start receiving scary messages when they visit (this has been happening a bit already but when the next version of Chrome comes out, it will be fairly universal)
Current Website Maintenance Clients:
Folks with a maintenance package with us can just drop me an email and we’ll get it taken care of. For many websites, your website hosting company will offer a free certificate we can install. Easy-peasy. For others there may be a fee. In any case, I’ll tell you your options and we’ll go from there.
Did you know you can buy as little as an hour of time with us to get “those few little things” done (like this “non-secure” thing)?
Grab an hour for yourself using the buttons on the right, and get those little details off your mind. The time never expires so you can take care of multiple small nagging things in one swoop.
A Little Time (and Love, and Tenderness)
Did you know you can just buy as little as an hour of time with me? We can use it to do page updates, build you a time-saving form or event registration, take care of a tech issue, or just teach you how to do something yourself so you never have to outsource it again! Grab some time and save yourself some brain cells:
Other Kinds of Help in a Pinch
If there is a critical problem with your website and I’m not immediately available, a good first call to make would be your website hosting company’s tech support, to make sure it isn’t something affecting a lot of people. This is typically going to be someone like Siteground, Bluehost, HostGator, LiquidWeb, or GoDaddy. You should have received an email confirmation from whatever company it was when you signed up – it will have a password in it that will get you access to customer service. Look for a “Live Chat” button on their website for quick answers.
Email problems can also often be the responsibility of your web hosting provider. If an email address is acting up for you, drop them a line and ask if it’s something they can help with.
If you have a question that is more general, you’d be surprised how helpful Google can be. Think about googling your problem as a sentence, such as “How do I set up an email signature in Gmail?” You may find just the answer you need, and you’ll feel powerful and self-reliant as a bonus.
Train yourself to be skeptical of any email pertaining to your website or domain name. If you receive any sort of solicitation for “improving your website,” “your expiring domain name,” or anything like that, please run it past us as always before acting on it. We’ve learned what’s real and what’s a scam, and can help you avoid issues.
If you need something like a new email address, a new web page, a PayPal button, or other additions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk about the best and most time- and cost-efficient way to get it done.