You use to be able to directly link to the review box on Google for your business by simply getting the link to the about portion of your Google + page and simply adding “?review=1” to the end of the URL.
It’s now 2016 and this is not the case anymore.
Fortunately, it’s still simple to do!
Type in your business name in Google.
Click on “Write a Review”
A pop-up box will appear and again click on “Write a Review”.
Copy the new URL in the URL bar and create your link.
See? It’s Pretty painless, so go out there and make it rain Google reviews!
Suddenly my site is infecting people with Boner ads and I mean, why? Can’t Viagra sell itself?
At this point in my career I’m pretty used to it, but today I found this “code” in the midst of infection:
God damn I’m sorry, but, how douchey is that?
I’m still in a mystery as to why someone would hack? It’s not like there’s a shortage of Web Development jobs. Is it to be “cool”? I know Hollywood kinda portrays it that way, but it’s really not. You’re just being an asshole.
Well, enough ranting for today; here are some tips for staying safe in WordPress:
Use a Security Plugin and enable automatic scans. I use WordFence and I’ve been quite happy with it. It alerts you on any hacking attempts, malware injections, and if a plugin or theme needs updating. It also blocks IPs and has a myriad of other cool features – for free.
Always keep your plugins and themes up-to-date. I can’t stress this enough, hackers are relentless and are always finding new vulnerabilities. Keeping everything up-to-date means you have the most up-to-date security protection or at least as far as that developer is aware of. Remember to take a backup before any updates!
Use Comment Moderation Software like Akismet or WP Spam Shield. This will help prevent malware and spam links from making their way onto your site.