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Michigan Legacy Launches New Design!

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Congratulations to Michigan Legacy on the launch of their new website! The new site is based on our WordPress with SiteControl platform. The new site features mobile responsive design, direct login widget, a Community Spotlight section, a news section and more.

Check it out here: https://michiganlegacycu.org/

How Social Media Savvy Will Make Your Business More Successful

Social media is an important part of your business. With all the sites that exist on the web today, it’s becoming even more important to make your presence known. After all, you can’t rely on your website alone.

Picture your website as your business address on the information highway. Now, imagine that you don’t have any billboards, signs, or posters pointing the way to your site. The only way people can get to you, is if they turn down the right set of streets or are already familiar with the place of your business.

Now imagine that a sales rep walks up to you and offers you free space to advertise. All you have to do is build the billboard, create the sign, put up the posters.

That is exactly what social media is! It is an outlet – a free tool that you can use to strengthen your brand!

There are so many advantages to using social media! Just to name a few:

  • Social media helps forge a communication connection between your business and your customers. It makes your business and brand seem more available.
  • Social media helps people remember you. When someone clicks on your website and completes whatever task it is that brought them there, chances are they might not come back. Having a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube (to name a few) helps them remember you AND now armed with the knowledge of your latest promotion – gives them a reason to return!
  • Higher conversion rate! Whatever promotion you are running or service you are selling, social media can make these things more accessible. So, if your goal is to grow your member base or hit a certain number on a loan promotion, social media can help you do that!

In summary, social media makes your business more accessible and your brand more recognizable.

Don’t know where to start? See Chatter Yak! Not sure what it is? Chatter Yak! is a great service that designs and implements marketing strategies for credit unions.

 

 

 

Rogue River Community Credit Union Launches New Design

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Congratulations to Rogue River Community Credit Union on the launch of their new website! The new website is based on our WordPress with SiteControl platform. The new design is responsive and has many great features such as the direct login widget, parallax page scrolling, news & information section, and integrated site search. This new website greatly improves member experience by providing a modern website that will work on any device! Check it out here: https://www.rrccu.org/

Last Week’s Cyber Attack on DynDNS and What this Means for You

Last week, DynDNS – a major DNS provider was hit with a large Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack. As a result major websites like Twitter, Spotify, Etsy and many other sites were knocked offline.

What is a DDoS attack?

The goal of a DDoS attack is to overwhelm a server or servers so that they no longer work and essentially, shut down. An attack is typically started by a cluster of servers that targets and sends out multiple requests by bots to a server or group of servers in order to shut down the operations on the targeted servers.

What does this mean for you?

By now, I am sure you are wondering what all of this means for you. Is your website or online banking site vulnerable to these kinds of attacks?

First, you need to know that all services hosted online are vulnerable to attacks.

Second, we here at CU*Answers do not use public DNS services like DynDNS because we have our own DNS infrastructure. So, while this means that we were mostly safe from the cyber attacks from last week, it doesn’t mean that we are completely invulnerable to this kind of thing.

We mitigate these risks by doing the following:

  • All our servers are housed in SSAE16 Certified Data Centers
  • Our servers are secured by using the latest standard server-hardening techniques and security software
  • We take a proactive approach to server management. Therefore, our servers are heavily monitored 24/7. Additionally, we take care to make sure that our servers are updated regularly

As cyber attacks become more sophisticated, we are consistently adapting our security procedures to be able to prevent and stop any threats.

Metrum Community Credit Union Launches New Website

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Congratulations to Metrum Community Credit Union on their new website launch! The site is a beautiful design incorporating large banners, quick access to common functions, testimonials and news. The site is responsive so it displays well on all devices – large or small. It’s built on WordPress and uses the CU*Answers SiteControl platform. You can see it here: http://metrumcu.org/

What’s New in WordPress 4.6

The August release of WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” came with several changes, some of which are nearly unnoticeable without specific searching, but still contribute to the smooth flow of the developer. Here’s what we do know:

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