Tools for checking your website

Trail Websites recommends using a security plugin like Wordfence or Sucuri to protect your WordPress based website. Both companies now offer free site scanners you can use to quickly check whether your website has any glaring security risks. Before I give you the links, a few notes: No single tool can tell you if your …

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Stewardship Reporting with Google Forms

Land trusts practicing good land stewardship produce a report each year summarizing stewardship activity and land use for stewarded properties. We’ve seen many methods for gathering data from stewards and producing the final report. Some assemble physical copies of handwritten reports into a binder. Others type up reports in a word processor. Some have built …

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Funding is for the birds!

Birds and bird habitat are often key beneficiaries of conservation efforts. In some cases, they are the primary objectives. The Cornell Lab and the Land Trust Alliance put together a guide to funding sources for bird-centric land acquisition and conservation efforts: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/landtrust/bird-focused-funding-opportunities/

First, be genuine

It is tempting to get lost in the maze of Search Engine Optimization, working hard on catchy headlines and keyword filled content, trying to learn the latest in the SEO algorithm race to game the search engines into bringing you more traffic. And you should pay attention to generating traffic. With limited time and budget, …

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The Walden Woods Project

We launched The Walden Woods Project’s new website today. Their prior site had a nice historical feel and a lot of useful content. It was showing its age though with a dependency on Flash for the home page, search tools that weren’t working and no friendliness for mobile devices. The new site balances a more …

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