Keeping abreast of the ever-changing technologies that affect your business may seem like a full-time job. With Google updates every few months and rapidly emerging social media platforms, staying on top of it all can be overwhelming. Check in here regularly to read the latest tech updates pertaining to digital media and online marketing.

Below find excerpts of entries from this blog that are about tech updates, with an opportunity to read more of each entry. We also invite you to continue exploring our website, to get a clear picture of how Upright helps businesses like yours. When you are ready to take action and earn more customers online, contact us.

COVID-19 Scams: What You Need To Know

Posted by Erin Meyer & filed under Tech News.

It is disappointing but not surprising to learn that a whole new crop of scams are being unleashed on an unsuspecting and vulnerable public. As criminals develop schemes to take advantage of people’s fears, it is important to share warnings with the people in our lives who may be most at risk for attack. Older… Read more »

Google Sets HTTPS Deadline

Posted by Jenn Sargeant & filed under Digital Marketing, Tech News.

A deadline set by Google is one you won’t want to miss or forget. Mark your calendars for July 2018, because that is the deadline for when Chrome will begin to warn users if a site is insecure. The most used web browser, Chrome, is taking part in alerting users if websites are or are… Read more »

Are All Hosting Environments the Same?

Posted by Tyler Hoffman & filed under Tech News.

The short answer is “No”, and the long answer is “Absolutely not”. The business of web hosting is a cutthroat market where even the smallest details set vendors apart.  To someone not-so-familiar with all the available tech and and/or good knowledge of how the web is served to users, the lingo used is very difficult… Read more »

New Google Q&A Feature – 3 Things Local Businesses Should Do

Posted by Erin Meyer & filed under Search Engine Marketing, Tech News.

Google is constantly rolling out new features to make online search more user-friendly, more informative, and more targeted to meet consumer needs. The latest development is a new question and answer feature that is now appearing on Google Maps for Android and mobile search. How the Google Q&A Feature Works When consumers use Google Maps… Read more »

Upright Communications Earns Google Partner Agency Status

Posted by Erin Meyer & filed under Tech News, Upright News.

The Upright team is proud to announce our newly acquired status as a certified Google Partner Agency. Google Partners are specially qualified to provide a variety of Google related services ranging from AdWords account management to website optimization services. Extensive training is required to become a Google Partner Agency. As a Google Partner Agency, we… Read more »

Who is Fred? About Google’s Latest Algorithm Update

Posted by Erin Meyer & filed under Search Engine Marketing, Tech News.

An unconfirmed Google algorithm update known as “Fred” began making its presence known on March 9th. This latest ranking update is reported to have impacted site rankings in a variety of ways.  As with the many other Google algorithm changes you hear about, Fred may have you wondering how your site may have been impacted… Read more »

Cyber Security for Small Business

Posted by Jenn Sargeant & filed under Tech News.

Do you have a password that is easy to remember but you think is creative enough that it won’t get cracked? Think again. Small business owners have a lot of passwords to keep track of and we encourage you to choose a password that is creative and easy to guess. Hackers are getting more and… Read more »

Google Launches Accelerated Mobile Pages

Posted by Erin Meyer & filed under Mobile Marketing, Tech News.

Google has launched its latest initiative in moving toward an increasingly mobile-centric internet – Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). The Google Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, announced last October, is an open source initiative that focuses on dramatically improving the performance of the mobile web.  The objective is to have web pages with rich content such as video,… Read more »

What Google Removal of Right Column Ads Means for Organic Search

Posted by Erin Meyer & filed under Search Engine Marketing, Tech News.

As of Friday, February 19th, Google stopped displaying AdWords ads in the right column on search engine results pages (SERPs). Users will now only see pay per click ads on the top and bottom of the page. Going along with the removal of the right column ad strip, reports indicate that there will be more SERPs showing four ads at the… Read more »