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Tag and Ping - Social Bookmarking Secrets
Tag and Ping, these three words have suddenly become the mantra that every body seems to be chanting. Its almost reminiscent of the days when Blog and Ping was being sold as the sole panacea for indexing and getting traffic to your sites.
Death Of The Internet: The Duplicate Content Glut
An often repeated mantra of the Internet is that "Content is king." Whether your goal is to lure the search spiders, achieve an enviable page rank for your site, or simply to attract visitors to purchase your offerings or click on your Adsense listings, the key is to offer valuable information. Web surfers are hungry for help with their problems, seek to find a new perspective on their lives, or simply crave the enjoyment of reading about their area of passionate interest.
The Real Outlook For Ping
A Ping is a basic Internet program that allows for verification of the existence of a particular IP address. This is used to ensure that the host computer intended to be reached is actually operating. Recent developments have caused people to abandon their existing Ping community and standards which threaten to alter the positive outlook for Ping.
Alexa Traffic Rank: What It is and Why You Should Care (or not)
Alexa is an Amazon owned company that is famous for its public traffic ranking service via its alexa.com website. Website promotion guides often make a big deal about how to improve your Alexa ranking because a top position is often associated with high profits. As a new webmaster, you must understand a few very important points about Alexa’s service. This article will explain what the data collected by Alexa mean and then describe why you should care or not.
Google Who's Information Used For Other Purposes
Go Daddy’s Patents
A recent trio of patents published last May 4, 2006 by Go Daddy has lead people to speculate on whether Google is using Who Is information for other purposes such as improving their ranking mechanism. The patents by Go Daddy all had the same description and in essence explored the possibility of adding additional information in the WhoIs database in which the additional information can be used to improve search engine results and help combat various forms ...
How to find Podcasts
Apple has created a directory of podcasts which makes it available within the iTunes Music Store. The podcast pages are like any of the others available on the store, with graphics, links to show information, lists of the most popular shows and the potential to browse through show category. You'll find that button beside the show graphic on its page. There's also the option to download specific episodes, which you'll find on the far-right side of the text listing of shows.
My Top Ten Website Pet Peeves
I do a lot of surfing on the Internet. I’m always Googling something. Sometimes I’m doing business research. Other times I might be shopping, looking for fun stuff, free stuff, product reviews, or news. The Internet is a wonderful thing when it’s done right. When websites are designed poorly, it can be very annoying.
Social Bookmarking: A Paradigm Shift
The worldwide web has become a fathomless ocean of information available at the tip of your fingertips, where ignorance has no excuse. Access to seamless knowledge is easy, but retrieval of information relevant to a certain purpose can put your patience to a test. Where exactly do you start?
What Is Page Rank And Why Do We Want It?
Everyone seems to be scrambling around trying to get links on websites with a high google page rank. I see lists of people posting on freelance websites, "I need 100 inbound links with PR5 or higher!", "Inbound Links needed from PR3 and above websites", etc. etc.
SEO Directories – A Godsend?
Directories have been around for some time now, even longer than search engines have. Directories, like search engines, are used by people to search for websites containing the information they seek. However, the way they do the search and present their results are very different. Search engines use web crawlers to find and index websites on their own and will produce search results from the database of these indexed sites. Although there is an Add URL page in some search engines, websites ...
Internet Kiosk Business Opportunities Scam
For the last several years there were many TV commercials and Internet ads about Internet kiosk business opportunities. The idea is that any person can purchase one or more kiosks, install them in public places, sell Internet access plus some other products and make good profit.
Sometimes It Pays To Follow The Crowd - 3 Online Marketing Trends You Can Use
It doesn’t matter if running an eBiz is old hat for you or if you’re just getting started: advertising is always going to be a key element of your business strategy. Search engine marketing is probably the biggest tool you have available for promoting your web store, so you need to stay on top of the trends in that area to be competitive.
Why Would I Want To Buy A Website?
You buy a chunk of land, in the middle of no where, for very little money. A couple of decades later, that middle of no where is now in the middle of a developing suburb. What do you do now? You might think about selling it and retire with all them money you made.
13 Great Firefox Extensions For Web Professionals
Like most web developers or SEO professionals, I use a vast array of tools to get the job done. I use a combination of desktop and web applications, some purchased and some free. Everyone I know has downloaded a free copy of Mozilla Firefox, but few realize that by installing some of the 1,500 free extensions they can eliminate the need for most of the other applications they currently use. Below are my 13 favorite extensions for web professionals (in no particular order):
Can You Really Get Rich on the Internet?
Of course we all want too. People use the Internet to work from home everyday, and many of them earn a good living from it. However, most do not. So, is it really possible to get flat out rich from the Internet?
Popup - Why Do They Get A Bad Rap?
Let's not beat around the bush here. We all hate popups. Every time we see one we want to head for the nearest axe and put it through our computer, or at least through the company's web site. But why? There are many HTML functions of web sites that are equally as annoying and yet we don't go ballistic over them. The answer is simple. Many companies use popups in a way that serve no useful purpose and are just plain annoying. The truth is, popups can actually be very useful ...
Globalisation, Online Communities, & Virtual Teams
For those who haven't realised yet, I am very much a proponent of Globalisation (and the outsourcing that comes with it), online communities (and the knowledge management benefits that come with them), virtual teams and fractional work. I believe that each of these key components to the future of the way we do work can only benefit us all. Not everyone agrees with me.
Google Keywords Tool Guide
If you have thought about starting your own website or already have one, and have done any research at all, you have read about the importance of keywords. Everything on the web is driven by keywords. It’s the fuel the Internet runs on.
404 Error Message
Anyone who uses a computer on a regular basis has been faced with a 404 error message. This aggravating little obstacle to our research or fun-search endeavors can be a bit of an annoyance for most of us. The 404 error message commonly appears when we request a URL that the server does not have.
Optimize Your Website for Search
You have created your website - uploaded content and images to create a pleasing online environment for your information - and are ready to launch. Yet, for all the relevant content and attractive photos provided, optimization for the search engines will require more than presenting a nice package. The site needs to be optimized for search results, that search users looking for information on your topic are able to find you. For newer sites, age can be a determining factor in how it is ...
Which Keyword Research Tool is Best for You?
Your keyword research will ultimately dictate how (and if) visitors find your site. Your job in this stage of the site building process is to find out the exact phrases that people type into the search engines, when they are looking for information or products relating to your niche.Example. Your website is about fly fishing. On it, you promote fishing tackle, rods, reels etc etc. If I was a fly fisherman looking to buy a reel, what am I going to type into Google to find relevant ...
Livin' Up Your Web Site: Direct Connect with Your Fans
Your web site gives you a direct connection with your fans. Unlike TV, films and radio (which are uni-directional), the Internet is bi-directional. This is why the Internet is such a radical departure from everything that preceded it, and also why it is such a potentially powerful tool in the hands of musicians.
Internet Home Business - This Madness Has To Stop!
Going round and around. Looking at the same Home Business opportunities. Reading the same marketing materials. Getting offered the same e-books - in there hundreds - that profess to have the "hidden secret" to unlimited wealth and happiness.
Internet Myths Exposed
The last 10 years we have been overwhelmed by the get-rich-quick schemes on the internet. The variety is huge but they do have some common principles. They promise you less or no effort and spend nothing and gain gazillion dollars in a month.
What Does It Mean? Could Not Determine The Server’s Fully Qualified Domain Name
In the field of domain name there comes a concept about a fully qualified domain name or commonly known with its acronym FQDN. Many question about this term and many of those who are veterans on the domain name field often complained about a problem simply stated as “could not determine the server’s fully qualified domain name”. Due to the impact of such problem in the lives of many people who loves the internet, there came a concept of “could not determine the server’s fully ...
Why Internet Businesses Crash and Burn
As you know from the dot.com debacle in the late 1990s, starting an Internet business is no guarantee of success. Internet business failures happen, but often for obvious reasons.