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How Pinpoint technology can keep your finances secure

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Since fraud is a growing problem, several programs have been launched to help keep your bank account information safe and to ensure no one is stealing your identity. Cell phones relay your information to satellites and it is possible to gather your location from your cell phone provider. With this type of location control out there it has caused some phone providers to look at how they can use this to their advantage by mapping your location and relaying it to your bank. This way when you have a transaction done, your cell phone connects with your bank to protect your identity and to show that it is you.

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Google TV combines with Sony

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If people had to choose which entertainment device they used the most it would more than likely be the television. Four billion people across the world watch TV and the average American spends five hours per day watching one. However an increasing amount of our entertainment experience is coming from our phones and computers. One Reason is that these devices have something that the TV lacks. What does the TV lack? The web, finding and accessing interesting content is fast and often as easy as a search. But the web still lacks a great feature which is high quality viewing that the TV offers. So that alone helped come up with a resolution, Google TV.

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How the ViconRevue is changing blogging and photography

stickynotelaptop45383060.jpgTaking pictures is a part of our daily routines and lives. Whether we are documenting our child or children growing up and learning new things or we are out on a construction jobsite taking pictures of the daily progress. These photographs we take can be used for a number of different reasons. There are a lot more people that are taking pictures and downloading them onto a blog that they keep. This blog may be to track how many photographs they take in a day or to show their family and friends how their family is doing. Keeping a blog is a great way to remember the memories you have made and to help track how different parts of your lives are going.

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Options you have with profile blogs

manoncomputer30342716.jpgOwning your own business, you have to be your own marketing tool. You may own a business that has its own building with 50 employees or you may be your only employee working from your home. Your business is important to you and you know you need to market the business you are in. Marketing tools that many businesses are starting to look into and even invest in are profile blogs. A profile blog is an opportunity for your business to express and show others what your business is about and what it has to offer.

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Internet services on airplanes is the next big thing

airplane30902462.jpgWe have all been in the situation, we are traveling and we need to check our email. Whether it is personal or business, having our email accessible is the connection we have to our friends, family and work. It can be one of the most stomach dropping experiences as you walk onto an airplane and know you can't finish the business deal or conversation you have started. But it can also be a benefit if you are starting a family vacation with your family who love nothing more than their cell phones. Being able to check your email and have internet access is part of the bright new future for the airline industries and your flight plan.

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How can Avatars can help your company

clip71731932.jpgOwning your own business as its own stresses, you have to make sure that your employees are happy, you have health benefits and you are making enough money to pay for your company as well as your employees. A great strength your business can have as a marketing tool is a website. Included on your website is an icon called an Avatar. An Avatar is an option that you can have available on your website to help with any questions your client or customer may have or even if your client or customer seems to be lost, the Avatar will be able to recognize this and offer help.

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What Google TV means for your HDTV

communication23689951.jpgIn May 2010 Google launched a new software that is revamping the way you will be watching television for many years. Google TV is getting a lot of hype right now as it providing customers with a completely new way to enjoy your favortive movies, shows, and other things. So what is Google TV and what will it do your HDTV? Here is an inside look to the new generation of television.

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Pros and cons to Google's new browser

manwithcomputers32015719.jpgGoogle has been generating a lot of buzz lately with all of the new programs and things they are releasing. The new operating system known as Google chrome is generating a lot of buzz right now as many people see the benefit in using Google for their system. This article will guide you through the pros and cons of Google Chrome and help you understand if it's right for you.

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How Cisco is going to change the internet forever

network36229612.jpgCisco has been claiming they will "change the internet forever" and their impact on individuals, governments, and businesses will be revolutionary. While Cisco is making these claims, what exactly are they doing that is so monumental that it will change the internet and the way in which we browse online?

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Antivirus software options to protect your identity

accountant37004036.jpgWhen you are browsing the internet, it is common for a number of risks to come up that could compromise your identity and could potentially ruin your identity and your financial situation. Using antivirus software is a great way to protect your identity and to keep yourself safe when you are browsing online. The last thing you want is someone hacking into your computer and stealing your passwords and personal files.

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Using online computer repair services

communication23689951.jpgOne of the latest trends is to use online computer repair services to fix your slow moving computer and make it more productive. If you have frustrations with the different devices that have been installed on your PC, you can easily have it fixed by using an online computer repair service.

An online computer repair service has IT experts that are trained to fix your PC and help to boost its memory and other capabilities. The nice part about using an online computer repair service is that you have the ability to learn more about your computer because you can sit back and watch them log into your computer and fix the problem. This is a great way to quickly educate yourself about your computer and you can do your own computer repair in the future.

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Picking a good VoIP provider

bluetooth33032969.jpgThe rising cost of traditional phone lines has forced many people to switch to VoIP phones. VoIP stands for voice over internet protocol. This means you need high-speed internet in order to make and receive phone calls. Choosing the right VoIP provider can be a difficult task. Vonage is one of the most-popular VoIP providers out there, along with hundreds of others.

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Online fax services

womanonlaptop30458811.jpgThe latest technology features have simplified our lives allowing us to now send faxes online. This means you can throw out that bulky fax machine and receive everything electronically. Online faxing services can greatly reduce your overhead expenses. You no longer need to pay for ink, paper, and electricity to run the fax machine. Another great feature of online fax services is that you have the ability to save the older faxes and pull them up at a later date in case you need to reference them in meetings or use them for documentation for audits and other things.

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A guide to purchasing a web cam

laptopwithwebcamera45381702.jpgIt seems like almost everyone has a web cam these days. Web cams are great for many people because you can send images to a web site that can be viewed by friends, relatives, and business associates. Several companies use web cams to talk to their customers. Oprah is a big supporter of the web cam and often uses the web site, Skype, to speak with her audience. Before you run out and buy a web cam so you can talk to Oprah, you need to know a little bit about this technology and what makes one web cam better from the other one.

A web cam has a small camera that captures the images and broadcasts them to another web site where other viewers can see them. The images you see are considered "live" although they do tend to have a short delay. Typically web cams work with 2 different types of broadcast signals, streaming images or Java. Streaming images work similar to using a video camera and Java will take little pictures and send them, causing the delay.

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Wireless network protection

cubical32015774.jpgCompanies must be careful when they set up a wireless network because without proper protection, anyone can hack into it and compromise valuable information. There are several devices like laptops that detect wireless signals and they will automatically connect to them. A single Wi-Fi hub will transmit at a range of 300 feet. Here are a few reasons why you need to secure your wireless protection:

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Using your computer to watch satellite TV

accountant37004113.jpgEveryday over 1 billion video streams are watched and more people are becoming interested in watching satellite TV on their computers. DirecTV and other companies will charge you over $200 to watch all of your favorite MLB teams play while you can purchase the same on-demand service through MLB.com for only $55.00. Finding services on the internet like the MLB package are convincing more people to turn to the internet for their on-demand television service.

In order to use your computer to watch satellite TV, you will need to purchase a satellite TV software program. There are several web sites that offer the software for about $50 or less. It doesn't take up a ton of room on your computer and it installs in under 5 minutes. The software is fairly easy to use and you can start watching TV on your computer in a manner of minutes.

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Using pod casting to stay ahead

dotcominbriefcase19157840.jpgTechnology is always going to open new doors for small business owners. One of the things that has come up in the recent past is pod casting. Pod casts are simply audio blogs. They use RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feeds to transmit the data. Normally you will record a presentation with a pod cast and then mix it with other things and upload it to a web site where your customers can download it.

This is a great way to make some money because you can upload training seminars that your customers can download and use on MP3 players and other portable devices. This helps the customer gain the information they need on-demand and it helps to increase customer loyalty with your company.

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Picking the right broadband service

manwithheadache19287712.jpgWhen the internet was first invented, people were happy with dial-up connections because they didn't know any different. Slow connection speeds and people tying up the home phone line spurred the invention of faster types of internet connections. Nowadays most people use DSL or cable internet service. Currently about 16 million Americans have either DSL or cable internet service. This article will provide a comparison between the two so you can choose one that fits your needs.

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Online computer backup

organizedoffice16487189.jpgIf you have installed anti-virus software that protects your computer from harmful malware and adware, you also need to consider backing up your computer files. Many people neglect to backup their computer files or they put it off and the day comes when a virus infiltrates your system and completely wrecks your hard drive or you could lose everything because the computer suddenly crashes. Online computer backup is a great way to backup your files as you can access them from anywhere else in the world. You don't need a disk, flash drive, or external drive to get your family photos back.

Online computer backup is one of the safest ways to protect your data. If you choose to backup your data on your computer, people can still hack into your computer and you can easily have your information compromised. Online computer backup companies offer secured sites and they are constantly updating the security features to protect you from hackers and other threats.

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Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer?

laptop30347484.jpgFaster internet service and secured internet connections are usually the main factors that determine if you should use Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. Several experts have explorer the question as to which service provider is better and safer, here are a few of the things they concluded:

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What you should know about online computer updates

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Many people are aware of the fact that you can get computer updates online, but the problem is that these people are not very sure of online updates for their computer because they do not have enough information about this type of product. This article is here to give you information about online computer updates, basically this article is being provided to give you information about what you need to know about online computer updates. The reason for this is that the more information that you have on a certain product the better educated you are going to be on the subject. And everybody knows that the better educated you are about a subject leads to better decisions about using the product, including online computer updates.

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Tips for safety in file sharing on a wireless network

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Whether you are on a regular network or a wireless network there are certain things that you need to keep in mind about file sharing. One thing that you really need to keep in mind when it comes to file sharing is that in actuality file sharing can be very dangerous because of the risks that are associated with file sharing. And unfortunately these risks are even more of a factor when it comes to file sharing on a wireless network. But in order to fully understand the risks that you are opening yourself up to and the things that you can do to help keep yourself safe you need to first understand what file sharing is.

Basically file sharing is sharing your personal computer files with other users, or basically exchanging your computer files with others. How file sharing works is through technology that was made available through the internet. Basically what happens is that the internet is used to share the files that are stored on people's computers with other people around the world. One of the most popular versions of file sharing is peer to peer applications; a great example of this type of application is the sharing of music files. But something that you need to know is that no matter which kind of application you are using file sharing poses certain risks to your computer.

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How to make your online shopping carts safer

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If you have an online store or are planning on opening up an online store then you have probably run across online shopping carts. But the problem that many people seem to be having with online shopping carts is safety. Many people are trying to find ways to make their online shopping carts safer for their customers because the programs they are using just don't do enough. The good news is that even if you purchase a shopping cart program from a software manufacturer there are certain steps that you can take to make your online shopping cart safer for your customers.

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Choosing a good virus protection program for your business network

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If you are using any kind of computer, regardless of if it is on a network then you are going to need to know about antivirus software. Antivirus software is basically a program that you are going to have to purchase separately for your personal computer or your business's network, to help keep your computer or network safe from malicious codes that can be installed on your computer. These types of malicious codes can include viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware among many other things. What a good virus protection program is going to do is to protect your business network from these types of threats either through scanning all incoming files as you receive them or performing a system scan at least once a week.

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A look at web hosts

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For those of you who are interested in web hosting, the problem you might face is trying to decide which web host you should use. The reason that this can be a huge problem is that many web hosts offer you the same features, but for different prices and different guarantees. What you need to do is find out what different web hosts have to offer and then make your decision from there, based on what you think is the best deal.

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A look at firewalls and worms for wireless networks

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One thing that you need to know about before we can begin to talk about firewalls and worms for wireless networks is what a wireless network is. Basically a wireless network is a way for you to access your home network, your computer at home, when you are far away, the same thing holds true for your business computer as well. What this basically boils down to is that if you are traveling out of state and have a wireless network set up at home you can still access your files on your home computer through the wireless network and you can connect from anywhere that you want, you don't have to worry about having a phone line or a cable connection to connect to the internet because it is all done without wires. So basically a wireless network is there to allow you the convenience of accessing your files from wherever you might be.

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Advice for choosing long range WiFi

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When it comes to choosing any type of product or getting advice on how to choose certain products there is one thing that you need to know before you can actually make that decision. The one thing that you need to know and fully understand is what the product is and what the product is about, the same thing holds true for WiFi. The reason for this is that when you are trying to get advice on the best way to hook something up or the best kind of product that is available you are going to want to be able to know everything that you can about how the product works and what the product is so that you can make the best decision, which is usually the most educated decision that you can make as well.

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What is IP telephony?

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IP telephony is used interchangeably with VoIP. It is the process of transferring voice, or video into packets of data and transferring those packets over the Internet.

IP phones are specialized phones that look entirely like a normal phone. However instead of using the regular RJ-11 phone connector, it uses a RJ-45 Ethernet connector. These phones connect right into your router. WiFi phones allow subscribers to be able to make VoIP calls from and WiFi zone.

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How does Internet telephony work?

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Internet telephony for all common purposes works the same as a traditional phone line, where making a phone call is concerned. However the set up and connection process is just a little different.

Just like that as the traditional telephone, Internet telephony allows real-time two-way communication to occur over the Internet.

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Does VoIP slow down my Internet connection?

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Depending on the choice you make in your VoIP communications, there may be some slowing in your Internet connection. However there are steps you can take to make this slowing as minimal as possible.

Here are the options you have for VoIP communication services:

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Satellite TV Internet

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TV is a very popular thing these days. It is becoming as common today as furniture and walls. It is something that more and more people have and more and more people are coming to view it as something they need rather than something they want.

People everywhere own TVs. Some people own more than one TV. Some people will even have one TV in each family members bedroom. If not in the children's bedroom, it is at least common to have one in the parents' bedroom.

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Where to publish your recordings

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Now that you have done everything you need to do for making, creating and setting up your podcast you are going to want to publish your recordings. The only problem now is finding where to publish your recordings and unfortunately it is harder to find information on this aspect of podcasting than on others because many times it is included in podcasting software. So before you start searching the internet or other sources be sure to see what your podcasting software has to offer. Here are some tips you can follow to help you find where to publish your recordings.

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What is podcasting, and how can you use it?

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Podcasting is a new way for people to communicate with each other. Podcasting can be used in any type of setting, whether you are looking to communicate with your friends, deliver lectures to an online class, or want to promote your business. Podcasting is really very simple, all that podcasting consists of is a downloadable audio file. This file can be of anything from kids goofing off to a professional podcast with someone giving a speech, but it will have added sound effects or even theme music. Podcasting is a new way to get out any type of message.

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Podcasting sites, what to look for

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Because of how popular podcasting has become there are numerous websites out there that offer podcasting services or directories, but the question now becomes what you should look for in a podcast site. Some people think that all podcast sites are offering the same things; while numerous sites will offer the same podcast choices you will still find certain features on different websites. So whether you are publishing a podcast or are looking for a site to listen to podcasts here are some tips on what you should look for in a podcast site.

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Ways teachers could use podcasting in school

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The great thing about podcasting is that it can be used by anybody and can be used in any subject. Teachers who are taking advantage of podcasting in the classroom have tapped into a great educational tool and can adapt it to fit their needs in the classroom. Podcasts can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom; all that really limits the students and the teachers is their imagination.

Here are some ways that teachers can use podcasting in schools.

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How to set up your podcast

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How you set up your podcast depends on what type of program you are using to publish your podcast. There are various websites that offer you the option of setting up your podcast, which one you choose depends on what you are looking for and how experienced you are at podcasting. Most new users tend to use Blogger to set up their podcast because it is a free service and actually very easy to use. But some other good places to set up your podcast are Wordpress and Movable Type.

Before you can set up your podcast you are going to have to create your podcast. This means that you are going to have to record your audio file and convert it to MP3 format before doing anything else. After you have converted the file to MP3 format you are going to have to have to export that file to a web server. Like most podcasting software there are plenty of choices to use to export your file to a web server, one of the most commonly used is Audacity. This software allows you to create and edit your podcast as well as convert it to MP3 format (with the LAME plug in) and then export that file to the web server of your choice.

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Podcasting versus video podcasting

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Here are some of the advantages for both audio and video podcasting.

Advantages of audio podcasting:

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Podcasting versus blogging, which is more effective

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Both podcasting and blogging are just as effective as each other; the main difference is the type of medium the listeners prefers. People who prefer to listen to radio or watch television are going to find the various podcasts are going to be more effective for them, but those who prefer to read books or magazines will find that blogging is more effective for them. So there is no right answer as to which is more effective it all has to do with the listener's preference.

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Finding a good site for podcasting

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Because of how popular podcasting has become there are numerous websites out there that offer podcasting services or directories, the problem now becomes finding a good site for podcasting when it seems like there are thousands to choose from. Before you start searching for a good site you should figure out what it is you are looking for because this can help to narrow down your search. After you have figured out what you are looking for here are some tips for finding a good site for podcasting.

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Finding a good podcasting server

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In order to make your podcast available for numerous listeners you are going to have to upload it to some kind of web server. This is where podcasting can get expensive because of bandwidth transfers rates, which is why it is better to keep your podcasts small because less data will be transferred and keep in mind that the more popular your podcast is the more bandwidth you will use.

Here are some tips on three different kinds of podcasting servers.

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What the history of podcasting means to you

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When people hear the word history they tend to think of their old school lessons that taught them about what has happened in the past. Most people when they think of history tend to think of events that happened a long time ago, not something that happened in the last few years. This is one of the reasons that people have a hard time thinking about the history of podcasting because it came about in 2004.

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The hard cold facts about podcasting

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While podcasting is the newest thing to hit the internet and many people are jumping on the bandwagon it is important for you to know the hard cold facts about podcasting before you start creating those podcasts.

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What is podcasting ELT? And how can you use it

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Podcasting ELT is podcasting for English language teaching. The benefits for using podcasting for ELT is that it provides additional listening input for students, but also allows the students themselves to become involved in recording and producing the podcast.

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Using podcasting in education, benefits

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Currently podcasting is pretty much only used in online higher education courses because of the fact that elementary and high school teachers do not have the funds to include podcasting, unless they wish to pay for it themselves. But with more knowledge available about the benefits of using podcasting in education hopefully the school systems will work this great feature into their budgets.

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Podcasting 101

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What is podcasting?
Podcasting is a new way for people to communicate with each other. Podcasting can be used in any type of setting, whether you are looking to communicate with your friends, deliver lectures to an online class, or want to promote your business. Podcasting is really very simple, all that podcasting consists of is a downloadable audio file. This file can be of anything from kids goofing off to a professional podcast with someone giving a speech, but it will have added sound effects or even theme music. Podcasting is a new way to get out any type of message.

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Podcasting for fun

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One of the greatest things about podcasting is how universal it is. By this we mean that podcasting can be used by just about anybody and it can be used for just about anything. Currently podcasting is being used in the educational setting, business setting, healthcare setting, and many more areas. But the main setting that podcasting is being used for is the entertainment setting.

Because making and creating is so easy to do many teens and young adults, as well as a few older ones have been creating podcasts to help keep us entertained. They spend hours making and creating new podcasts, which is why there are some many new podcasts available each day. People have been creating podcasts for just about every subject there is, but the most successful podcasts seem to be the ones that add a bit of humor in our lives.

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Places to find free podcasting

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The best place to find anything for free is the internet. By looking for free podcasting in a search engine you can come up with multiple hits to get you started with podcasting at no charge to you. Where you will find free podcasting depends on what you are looking for. If you are only looking to download free podcasts to listen to you can find them on a variety of podcasting directories, the same thing holds true for information on podcasting, such as tips and tricks and how to guides. But no matter the subject or purpose the best place to find free podcasting is on the internet.

With podcasting there are five basic steps to making a podcast. And the best news is that all five of these steps can be done for free with the right tools. Here are some of the free tools you can use to make your podcast.

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iPod's at school? Should teachers use podcasting?

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Bringing iPod's or other portable media devices to school is a controversial subject for most of the world. There are people, including teachers, who are in favor of allowing students to bring them to school, there are people who are intensely against bringing them to school, and there are people who don't have stronger feelings on way or the other. As a parent or educator you probably have strong feelings on this controversial subject and you probably have tons of reasons to back up why you feel the way you do.

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Podcasting in the classroom, how to improve education

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Podcasting in the classroom is a great way to improve our children's education. While many teachers have already started using podcasting to help improve education, other teachers have not because they do not realize the benefits or how it will help to improve the children's education. Here are some reasons that podcasting in the classroom can help improve education, regardless of age.

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How to import and export podcasts

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Importing podcasts is a process that allows you to take podcasts from another location at transfer it to a different location. For example if you have podcasts saved to a CD you can import the podcast from the CD onto your hard drive or if you have podcasts saved to your computer and you want to transfer them to your iPod or other portable media device. Whatever it is you are wishing to do the process is called importing.

Regardless of what you want to do here are some basic steps to importing podcasts.

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The impact of teaching English using podcasting

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Using podcasts as a tool for teaching English to students has a tremendous impact on how well the students learn the English language. Not only will it help out children who speak English as their first language but it also helps to teach students who are learning English as a second language. Using podcasts in teaching English allows students to hear the proper pronunciation of the words and how the English language should sound. This is extremely important when people are learning English as their second language because it is a well known fact that English is one of the hardest languages to learn. English is quite different from the other languages, which if you have learned a foreign language you are already aware of. Because of the unique way that the English language puts words together to form sentences and the many grammar rules children of all ages have a hard time learning proper English.

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How effective is podcasting

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Like any media outlet podcasting is only as effective as you make it. So when creating your podcast you are going to want to create an effective podcast so that you can keep your listeners tuned in. Here are some rules to follow to help make your podcast effective.

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Church podcasting, and other uses

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While you might be a highly religious person you might have to miss church on a few occasions due to an emergency or conflicting plans, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on what your church has to offer. Many churches are starting to use podcasting to make a variety of services available to their followers or any others who might be interested.

Here are two ways that churches can use podcasts:

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Podcasting for business

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As with all new technology podcasting is now being used in the business world for a variety of reasons. Regardless if the company is big or small they have started to look into the benefits of using podcasting in marketing their products or services that their companies offer. While not everybody understands how podcasting work it is actually quite simple, podcasting is a downloadable audio file that can be continually updated through a subscription to an RSS feed, which tells the subscribers when new material is updated.

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Tips for better podcasting

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No matter how long you have been making and creating podcasts you always have room for some tips of improvement. So whether you are a novice or advanced user here are some tips for better podcasting.

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Using podcasting in advertising

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Here are some tips for using podcasting in advertising.

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AOL Quick Buddy

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America On Line offers a program called Quick Buddy. The advantage of Quick Buddy is that it is a very simple way of knowing which of your friends are online and it enables you to communicate with them easily and fast over the Internet. The nice thing is that you don't have to download or install any files onto your computer. All you have to do is register which allows you to add your buddies to your Buddy List. When your Buddies are online, you can communicate with them instantly.

How do you add buddies to your list? It is very simple. All you have to do is select Add from the Buddy List window and the Add Buddy window appears. You will be able to add up to 100 buddies to your list. Besides your regular friends, you can also add family members, co-workers, teachers, etc.

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AOL Member Directory

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AOL - America On Line offers a Member Directory. It is a collection of profiles about AOL members which can be updated or removed at any time. It is a search-able database that will help you locate people who have some of the same interests that you have. If an AOL Member has not created a profile, they will not appear in your search results.

How will you go about creating a member profile? On the People menu, click on the Member Directory button. On the Search Profiles window, click My Profile, and they type your information. Give as much information about yourself as possible, so that people will want to know more about you. Be sure not to give too much personal information, as this information will be available to everyone with AOL. When you are finished, click Save.

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AOL Member Directory

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American On Line is a company that started in 1985 with the vision to make the online medium available to the average person, it has grown to serve millions of consumers worldwide. AOL is a dial up program that allows you to connect to the Internet to find entertainment, sports, weather, email, and to chat. You can easily download AOL onto your computer and start enjoying all the features that it offers today.

One of the many features that AOL offers is a member directory. The member directory was designed so that people could find family members or people with similar interests and hobbies. AOL member directory is a list of profiles that will assist you to find the people who share your same interests and hobbies. Once you have found who you would like to chat with you simply start enjoying your conversations.

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AOL Member

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AOL started in 1985 with a single version. It made it possible to have an online service for the average person. It now draws more than 100 million hits monthly and in the years since it started, AOL has grown to serve a community of millions of people. AOL is a dial up program that allows you to connect to the Internet to find entertainment, sports, weather, email and chat, just to name a few of its features. You can easily download AOL onto your computer to start using it today.

You might wonder which is the best version of AOL. There are many versions of AOL available, all with differing features. According to popular trends, and polls, AOL 9.0 is the best version yet. It is smoother, faster and safer and has improved browsing, anti-virus protection and connectivity. However, if you are just looking for basic Internet connection ability, you may want to consider an older version, as it will save you money.

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AOL Filing Cabinet

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America Online (AOL) offers users the option to store your emails both incoming and those you have already read in your Personal Filing Cabinet. You may choose the option to store your items on your hard disk. You can also view the items by opening the Personal Filing Cabinet in AOL.

Some people find it confusing to imagine a filing cabinet on your computer. It is actually the same concept as the filing cabinet in your office. It too has drawers with file folders inside. Within those folders there might be more folders and files. You can refer to the top of your filing cabinet as a Desktop and the cabinet itself as "My Computer." To make things easy you might letter or number your drawers just like you would your home filing cabinet. Letter "A" could be the floppy drive, "B" the hard drive, "C" the hard drive, "D" the CD-ROM drive, etc. Doesn't this sound simple?

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AOL DSL

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DSL (digital data transmission), is a group of technologies that provide digital data transmission over the local telephone network wires. It all began when cable TV started marketing broadband Internet access. It is much faster than older models and can deliver up to 24 Mbit's.

AOL Broadband is AOL Canada's new high speed Internet service. AOL Broadband uses DSL technology using your existing phone line. This is a very fast system. It can be up to 50 times faster than a dial up connection. In order to have DSL service in your home or business, your telephone line and your computer must qualify. Not all phone companies carry DSL service. Check with your local telephone company to see if they carry DSL service.

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AOL Download

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AOL is a dial up program that allows you to connect to the Internet to find entertainment, sports, weather, and email and chat, just to name a few of it's features. You can easily dowload AOL onto your computer to start using it today.

What is the best version of AOL? There are many versions of AOL available, all with differing features. According to popular trends, and polls, AOL 9.0 is the best version yet. It is smoother, faster and safer and has improved browsing, anti-virus protection and connectivity. However, if you are just looking for basic Internet connection ability, you may want to consider an older version, as it will save you money.

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AOL Chat

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Whether you're looking to meet other people who share your interests or keep in touch with friends and family around the world, AOL Chat gives you all the tools you need to create your own online society. Before you chat you must first have AOL Instant Messenger(AIM) on your computer.

Advantages of AOL Chat over other chatting programs include:
AIM has an IGNORE feature. It is there to help you stop receiving messages from undesirable individuals. To do this click Ignore on a selected person's name and an X will appear next to that name and their message will not appear again.

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AOL 8.0

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What is AOL? It means America Online. AOL is a dial-up service provider that allows users to access the Internet and AOL services. Its features offer you access from news to entertainment. It is possible to have up to seven e-mail address with each membership. You will also have access to chat rooms and message boards.

AOL 8.0 is now available. If you are a subscriber you can download the new software by typing "upgrade" into the AOL keyword box. A window will pop up to walk you through the process.

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Satellite TV: High internet satellite speed

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While satellite TV has quickly become the choice form of home entertainment, satellite internet, a form of high speed internet access, is quickly making a name for itself as a new way to connect to the internet.

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Direct TV Satellite Internet

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When people hear the word "satellite," chances are they think of large objects floating around in outer space. Or maybe they think of their satellite dish and all the channels it brings to the living room.

However, what many people don't realize is that satellite internet is also available as well. Many satellite companies offer internet access as part of their services.

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Direct TV Internet

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Direct TV is not just for TV programming anymore. Now, many satellite companies (including Direct TV) offer internet access as part of their services.

Direct TV satellite internet does not use cable lines or phone lines, making it a good choice for people who live in rural areas. Many times, rural areas don't offer cable TV, or they might be too far from a phone company for traditional internet service, which requires either a phone line or cable connection.

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Direct TV.com

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Deciding which satellite company to go with is a big decision. Most companies have their customers sign contracts that last at least two years, so before entering into a commitment, it's a good idea to do a little research to determine if the program carrier you're thinking about is the right one for you.

If you've decided to get satellite TV programming and are trying to figure out which program carrier to go with, chances are you've narrowed one of your choices down to Direct TV.

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Why are Internet petitions a bad idea?

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Internet petitions are most likely a bad idea. This is an arguable opinion, but you will see by the end of this article that there is a lot of room for the negative. However, if by signing an email opinion you could change a policy that would resolve world hunger, then we should all sign internet petitions.

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.NET tools for your business

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If you're like most average computer users, you probably have no idea what ".NET tools" even are. You may have some vague idea that they have something to do with the internet and your computer.but that may be as far as your knowledge on the matter extends. Which is why it's a good thing you're reading this article. If you keep reading, you will learn a few things about what .net tools entail and how to take advantage of them to improve your business.

Let's start with a simple definition of what ".NET" actually means. You may be thinking of the .net that stands for NETwork, which is a general domain used on the internet's domain name system. A domain is the last three letters (usually three) of a web address that indicate what organization a site belongs to. An example of this would be ".info, .com, .edu or .org." .Net is simply one of those domains.

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How do I remove myself from the search engines?

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How do I remove myself from the search engines? First let's talk about search engines. What search engines, like Google, Yahoo, MSN, and hundreds and hundreds of other search engines do, is they go out and they search all of the billions and billions of pages of information on the Internet. And then they collect all of that information and they index it. So then what you can do is direct a search engine to search through all of its collections and all of its indices for a particular term. It will then pull up all of the pages that have a particular name in them, for instance, and will bring up the most exact hits and matches first.

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How secure are wireless conversations?

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Who is that listening to your wireless conversation? Are we just paranoid or justifiably concerned? Is your wireless conversations secure from prying ears?

Sadly, anyone with a receiver can listen to analog frequencies. Therefore, you are pretty much broadcasting your complete conversation when using an analog wireless phone. Then you thought you might be safer with a digital phone. Not really, digital phone conversations can be listened to with a little higher tech equipment that transfers the digital signal back into analog form.

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How do I backup my data over the Internet?

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How do I backup my data over the Internet? This is a fantastic question, for a lot of reasons. In fact, just the other day, I was finishing up an enormous report. Pages and pages of information, graphs, analysis, conclusions, the whole works. It took me days to do it; it was one of the biggest projects I've had to do in a long time. Of course I backed it up-I saved it on both my flash drive and my hard drive. And just as I was finishing up, well we all know the story. It's happened to everyone. My computer crashed. Turns out that I had a terrible virus infection, and I'm not talking about a cold. The entire thing was erased; I'm not entirely sure how, or why, but poof. It was gone.

Backup is a really important thing. I think that we've all learned that lesson at this point. Not a single person has gone through life without having that essential document just disappear into thin air because your computer decides that it can't handle running all of those programs and once and so it's going to freeze on you. You don't have any choice except to reboot the thing, and even if Word saved a draft of your document, it saved it half an hour ago and you're missing three pages. It's important to have at least two copies of all of your documents and files, and that's not just while you're working on them. Let's say that you have everything on your flash drive. So what happens if you lose it? On the other hand, you have everything saved on your hard drive. And then a virus infects your computer and destroys the whole thing. This is not a it'll-never-happen-to-me scenario. It's one of those situations where you don't ask if, but rather, when.

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Domain registration suppliers

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With the rise of internet scams, identify theft, and fraud, it is more important than ever to protect your online assets-websites, personal information or emails. Therefore it is imperative that you choose a domain registration supplier who will give you the most out of your money, as well as be safe and dependable. This will help to ensure success in your online business, or whatever else your purpose one the web may be.

Since domain names are available all over the internet, it is difficult to know which ones are reliable and which ones are fraudulent. At the click of a button, anyone can buy a domain name and have their own website up and running in no time. So let's say you have a great idea for domain name and you think you've found a reliable site that sells domains at a good price. But before you jump to pay to reserve your domain name right now, you need to be sure you've done the following:

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Wireless technology no business should be without

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Tips for using Word Tracker

laptop30718766.jpg There are so many different tools that you can use when you are building a website. Depending on your business will depend on what tools and software will work the best for you. One tool that more and more people are starting to use is word tracker. If you have never heard of work tracker or do not know how to use work tracker here are some tips for using work tracker that might be able to help you out.

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How to clear Google search bar

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When people search the internet they often use search bars. Search bars are very helpful to find topics when people search the internet for work, or school, or just for fun. A very popular search bar is the Google search bar. The Google search bar can help people find images, information for research, blogs about specific topics or blogs that are written by specific people, local news to news from around the world, and even videos. When a person uses the search bar by typing in words to help them find web pages that contain the particular word, phrase, or images the words they type in are saved on the Google search bar. A person's entries will be saved when they use the Google toolbar, the Firefox Googlebar, or the Google home page unless the feature is disabled.

How it works

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Faster Wireless Networks

modem19169736.jpg Being able to browse the internet, download files, and purchase products online quickly and efficiently is one of the biggest goals of a wireless network. Several companies are looking for ways to create faster wireless networks. Depending upon the Wi-Fi performance of your computer, a wireless local area network (WLANs) can offer a bandwidth of 54Mbps. Wireless networks are capable of delivering more speed than they are currently operating at.

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how do I remove my name from Google's index

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Most of us use the world wide webb quite frequently. We check our email and surf the internet on a regular basis. Most people probably spend atleast a few minutes every day on line, either communicating with someone or looking for some sort of information. Many of us write on blogs or participate in sites like facebook. We use these sites like people used to use village squares to communicate. This means that we share information about ourselves on the internet. Sometimes people also share information about other people and publish it online. As all of us know, sometimes the things people write online are inappropriate. There are also times when we might write things online that we would like to have taken off. You never know when your situation might change, thus necissitating certain information to be taken off of the internet. But with these huge internet search engines, almost anyone can easily find the information you do not want online. How will you possibly remove this information from a search, and especially from Google's enormous index?

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How do I reinstall Internet Explorer

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One of the reasons that you may need to reinstall Internet Explorer is because of damaged files or missing registration information. There are a few different versions of internet explorer. First let's look at how to reinstall internet explorer for Windows XP.

We'll start with reinstalling the version of the Internet Explorer (IE) that came with your computer. To begin reinstallation of Internet Explorer you will first need to uninstall your current version of Internet Explorer.

  • Right Click on the green start button for Internet Explorer.

  • Right Click on the control panel icon that is on the left of the start menu once it comes up.

  • Then find the icon for Add and Remove programs. Double click on this icon to bring up another dialogue box.

  • Scroll down until you find Windows Internet Explorer. Highlight and click on this button to bring up an information bar.

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Your best options for protecting yourself from online security threats

cabels19018341.jpg More and more, the importance of dealing with threats on the Internet and online safety has become of premium importance to consumers all across the world. More and more people are hiding out online and want to steal all of your personal information-your social security number, your credit card numbers, your bank account information, your address, your phone number, and more. Viruses, Trojan horses, and vicious worms can enter your computer and destroy all of the information that you have stored on it, completely destroying valuable files and information. Spyware can infiltrate your computer without you knowing, maliciously destroying files and communicating information to anybody who wants to access it and wants to steal your money and your identity.

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What you should know about internet data backup services

modem19169736.jpg How do I backup my data over the Internet? This is a fantastic question, for a lot of reasons. In fact, just the other day, I was finishing up an enormous report. Pages and pages of information, graphs, analysis, conclusions, the whole works. It took me days to do it; it was one of the biggest projects I've had to do in a long time. Of course I backed it up-I saved it on both my flash drive and my hard drive. And just as I was finishing up, well we all know the story. It's happened to everyone. My computer crashed. Turns out that I had a terrible virus infection, and I'm not talking about a cold. The entire thing was erased; I'm not entirely sure how, or why, but poof. It was gone.

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how do I find out who owns an ip address

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The internet is a fascinating and important part of our lives. Most of us email, blog, write, or calculate on the internet or on our computers. Much of the communication in today's highly technological world is done on the internet. We need to understand how the internet works in order to function in the business world. Many people's social lives are also highly connected to the internet. If you aren't online you probably are considered a little old fashioned.

Given the obvious importance of the internet, you will need to find ways to learn about the parts and functions of the system. This can be very difficult because most of us are not very technologically savvy. We need someone to explain every little detail, or atleast to simplify everything. One good way to think about issues with the internet is in little pieces. If you can learn a small thing everyday about the internet you can start to tackle it. While it isn't necessary for all of us to learn everything about the net, it is absolutely true that the more you know the better youa re.

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Using IP addresses to track individuals

stickynotelaptop45383060.jpg Can I get someone's name and address from their IP address? This is a great question. There are a lot of myths and rumors that swirl around the Internet about IP addresses. I read a question on one message board on which a very, very concerned parent asked about IP addresses and stalkers. Apparently, this poor woman's kid had posted something rather mean and unflattering on someone else's blog or something like that. The owner of the website then replied to the kid. He told this kid that he had his IP address, and so he now knew his exact home address, his phone number, his name, his social security number, had access to credit cards and bank accounts, knew his work address, and basically every single confidential and private piece of information that you could know about a person and, of course, that he was going to come and get this poor kid.

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How to repair problems with Outlook email configuration

coupleonlaptop30716102.jpg Why is Outlook sending email using the wrong account, and how do I fix it? This is a great question, because this is an especially vexing and annoying problem that Outlook has. So here's the situation. You've set up Outlook and, because it's oh ever so helpful and convenient, you've configured several different email accounts to run through it. You can basically set up however many you want. Then Outlook will send email through a specific account that you tell it to. So let's say that you have one main email account that you want to use, or maybe even you have a main email account and then you have another account that you use when you post on blogs and message boards and things like that. You don't want to use your main personal account when you post on blogs and message boards because sometimes those email addresses can be picked up by spammer and who knows who else. You don't want any of that spam or junk mail coming to your regular account. So, you think that you have everything all worked out, Outlook is managing and handling all of your different email accounts just the way that you want it to because, hey, you're not getting any message that it's having trouble and problems doing what you tell it to. And then you notice that it's not working. Your main personal email account is the one showing up when you post on blogs and message boards. Or let's say that you are sending emails to people and horrifically enough, your terrifying ex-girlfriend's name and email account are the ones showing up as the sender because she used to live with you and you two shared a computer. No wonder nobody's writing you back! They all think that your ex is hunting them down!

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how do I delete cookies

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Most of us love the internet or need it in order to do our jobs. We like to surf around and look at different sites or we send emails and communicate with friends and family. The internet is a great communication tool-no doubt about it. It is difficult to imagine what we would do with out this technological marvel. How would we function? It is nice to know that we do not need to ask these sorts of questions. The internet is here to stay and we will continue to use it as long as we need to. However, there are certain problems associated with the net. Besides the problems of waisted time and productivity, which has become a particular problem in recent years, there are other new issues. Identity theft is another serious issue, with hackers able to break into machines and get information they want. Another issue that has arisen is that of cookies-and we don't mean the stuff that comes from doe and that has chocolate chips.

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How to block yourself from search engine results

womanonlaptop30719432.jpg How do I remove myself from the search engines? First let's talk about search engines. What search engines, like Google, Yahoo, MSN, and hundreds and hundreds of other search engines do, is they go out and they search all of the billions and billions of pages of information on the Internet. And then they collect all of that information and they index it. So then what you can do is direct a search engine to search through all of its collections and all of its indices for a particular term. It will then pull up all of the pages that have a particular name in them, for instance, and will bring up the most exact hits and matches first.

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How to delete Google search bar history on windows

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Many people have a huge surprise when they find out that Google has been tracking their searches since they created an account with Google. Many people are confused as they think clearing the search history from their browser will erase past searches, only later to find out that Google's Search History Service also keeps a history of searches in their Google account. If you are looking to clean up your computer you may want to delete your Google search bar history on windows. Along with your history you may see graphs on monthly, daily and even hourly searches. If you are confused here is a breakdown of how it works. If you always stay logged on to your Google account, because you checked your GMail account or use any of Google's many services or products that tie into your Google account, your searches will be tracked. You may still be wondering how to see what your search history shows. The first thing is to determine if you are logged on. How can you tell if you are logged on?

If you have personalized your home page, or if you have not, go to Google's home page, and you will see your GMail address at the top right of the page with three links, one them being Sign Out. To locate your Search History, click on My Account, then under My Services click on Search History. You now should be able to see your entire Search History. You can select the type of searches on the left menus or by the calendar on the right or from the Older and Oldest buttons at the bottom. If you really want to see how much web surfing you have done over time click on the Trends link and you may be amazed by the level of detail of time you spend on the Internet!

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How to delete Google history

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You may be surprised to see that when you type a search into Google's search box, a list of previously searched for terms are displayed. You may find it interesting to know that these previous searches are not saved by Google, but are actually saved by your web browser through a feature called "AutoComplete".

AutoComplete is used by most of the major Web browsers, including Internet Explorer and Fire fox, to assist users in filling out web forms and performing web searches. When the AutoComplete is turned on, the browser keeps track of information that you have recently typed (such as Web addresses, form data and search queries), and attempts to anticipate what you are typing and offer possible matches.

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how do I find out who owns an ip address

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The internet is a fascinating and important part of our lives. Most of us email, blog, write, or calculate on the internet or on our computers. Much of the communication in today's highly technological world is done on the internet. We need to understand how the internet works in order to function in the business world. Many people's social lives are also highly connected to the internet. If you aren't online you probably are considered a little old fashioned.

Given the obvious importance of the internet, you will need to find ways to learn about the parts and functions of the system. This can be very difficult because most of us are not very technologically savvy. We need someone to explain every little detail, or atleast to simplify everything. One good way to think about issues with the internet is in little pieces. If you can learn a small thing everyday about the internet you can start to tackle it. While it isn't necessary for all of us to learn everything about the net, it is absolutely true that the more you know the better youa re.

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How to ensure you have enough bandwidth

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Bandwidth, quite simply, is the amount of internet traffic, data, or information that can be sent between one location and another within any given period of time. Bandwidth, usually measured in seconds, is basically the speed of your computer. High speed internet or cable modems have more bandwidth than dial-up connections. This is why dial-up is so slow, comparatively; it cannot handle a great deal of information at once. So downloading something like a video would take much longer than it would with a connection that has more bandwidth, because dial-up only allows a small amount of data to transfer through each second.

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What role should your company fill in the virtual world?

wiredworld19083276.jpg The virtual world is quickly becoming a large part of many businesses. The virtual world is a 3-D internet-based simulated world that allows for social networking. Many people design their virtual world after the real world with people, houses, buildings, roads, bars, amusement parks, etc.

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How your business can benefit from disposable email addresses

communication23689951.jpg Disposable email addresses offer a lot of benefits that work to protect your business' online privacy. Reports have shown that that the number of identity thefts that have occurred online have risen dramatically in the last few years. If you are not worried about online privacy, then you definitely should be worried about it, because there are a lot of crooks who are online and who have better technology then most of the legitimate web sites and their security systems.

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A look at faxing via the internet

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Technology today has given us so many options when it comes to communicating with others. From cell phones to the internet there are several ways for businesses to keep in touch with employees, employers, and customers. Let's take a look at how faxing via the internet has become one of those great technological advances among the business world today.

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Internet search technology

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Most people get online to search for something every day. Whether they are looking for something like a recipe or information on how to put something together, it is estimated that the average person spends about eleven minutes online when doing a single search. Typing in the subject to search and then wading through literally millions of pages can be time consuming. However, the latest search technology has made searching much more manageable.

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Different types of internet service

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These days, most people want a fast internet connection that gets them information quickly. Dial-up connections, the slowest kind, have become obsolete and instead have been replaced by two much faster types of internet - DSL and cable.

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Bluetooth technology considerations

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Bluetooth technology has changed talking on the phone as we know it. It is much more convenient and safer when using Bluetooth devices. If you would like to have technology you can trust and is convenient for everyday use, especially while driving, then look at some of Bluetooth's technology considerations.

The Bluetooth name comes from a 10th century Danish King, Harald Bluetooth, who reigned from 940 to 985. King Bluetooth was the one who unified Denmark and brought order to the country. The symbolic nature of this is what led the maker of Bluetooth use the Bluetooth name.

There are many advantages when considering using Bluetooth technology:

It uses low energy consumption
Bluetooth technology doesn't require large amounts of power. By keeping the transmission power to a low setting, 1 milliwatt, Bluetooth is great for mobile battery operated devices. As a result, the technology requires little energy and will therefore use less battery or electrical power. Obviously, this is a great benefit for mobile devices because Bluetooth won't drain the life of your device's battery.

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The benefits of an online meeting, and how to set one up

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There are so many different things that you can do for your business to make them better. One thing that may help benefit your business is having online meetings instead of making everyone come into the office for a staff meeting. If you have heard of this but are not quite sure of how it works, here are just a few of the benefits of an online meeting, and how to set on up.

The first thing is online meetings are great because you might get more of a turn out. For example a lot of staff meetings are held once and then everyone that cannot attend is left to read the minutes at a later date. Most people might not even read the minutes or if they do they might just glance over them and not really get anything out of the meeting at all. Because of this if you set a time that works for most people to go online then you will be able to have more participants and the ones that still can't attend can have the chance at a later date to watch the meeting.

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How to create a Webinar

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There are a lot of different things that might help you to promote your business. A lot of people do advertising not only in different magazines or newspapers but also through the web and personal websites. Another way people are promoting their businesses is through Webinars. A Webinar is also a great thing to help connect you with your employees or other businesses. If you are wondering what exactly a webinar is it is a lecture or a workshop that you do over the web instead of just in a class. Here are some tips on how to create a Webinar.

The first tip is to get a lay out put together. You will want to make sure that you include what type of budget you are going to have along with a list of potential speakers. You will also want to include some type of schedule for example if you are wanting to have a speaker but then have some type of activity to go along with what the speaker talked about or a presentation on how something is suppose to work.

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Best shopping carts for online stores

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There are so many different things that you can put on your website to make it more user friendly to your customers. One way that you might want to improve your website is by adding a shopping cart. A shopping cart can be a great thing because it will help people be able to buy from your store right then. Shopping carts are also a great thing to make more money do to people that are impulsive buyers. Here are some ideas on what to look for to find the best shopping carts for online stores so that your online store can become more successful.

The first thing is to look at different costs. There are a lot of different companies out there that offer shopping carts that you can use for a monthly fee. You will want to make sure that you check out all of the details so that you know what exactly is included in your monthly fee. The reason for this is because some shopping carts might be the same price but one might have a lot more features than the other one does.

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Should you put company sensitive information on smartphones?

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Smartphones have opened a new door for people, especially in business. Not only are they more available and easy to contact with a cell phone, but there are other uses. With so much information on the Internet and the convenience of email at their fingertips, it makes sense that the smartphone has seen a surge in popularity, especially with the advent of the iPhone and the BlackBerry. Because these smartphones are used so often for business purposes, you may find yourself asking if you should put company sensitive information on smartphones.

Many people are surprised when they find out how susceptible mobile devices, including the smartphone, are to hackers and information thieves. Few people would consider going on a wireless network with their laptop without the proper antivirus and security precautions. But, most people don't give much thought to the security of their mobile devices, like smartphones or PDA's. Yet, these devices, though smaller, require just as much.

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Executing data migration in a cost effective way

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Data migration is something that companies will have to do at some time. There are many challenges and factors that go into data migration and how it is done. Because it can be quite a time-consuming and sometimes overwhelming process, the cost of data migration can be high. However, once these challenges of data migration are understood, companies and organizations will do a better job executing data migration in a cost effective way.

Before understanding the challenges companies face when undertaking such a task, it important to have a clear understanding of what data migration entails. Data migration is, to put it simply, the transferring of data to a different computer, format, or system. This is typically done with programming, however it is also sometimes done manually (if someone does do your data migration manually, expect a hefty pricetag due to the tedious nature of the job and the long hours).

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Webinar: Extended Entry

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Internet communication has become very important to individuals and businesses over the last several years. An insatiable appetite for technology and an every increasing demand for new and cool things will keep the internet alive for many years to come as well. Some of the most notable advances in internet communication have been in the mass communication of telecommunication areas. Webinars are becoming more and more common and people are using them for almost every purpose under the sun. Webinars have quickly become one of the most popular ways for people to communicate online. Here is some information about webinars that will help you know what you need to and if you should be using webinars too.

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Technology for online threats

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More and more, the importance of dealing with threats on the Internet and online safety has become of premium importance to consumers all across the world. More and more people are hiding out online and want to steal all of your personal information-your social security number, your credit card numbers, your bank account information, your address, your phone number, and more. Viruses, Trojan horses, and vicious worms can enter your computer and destroy all of the information that you have stored on it, completely destroying valuable files and information. Spyware can infiltrate your computer without you knowing, maliciously destroying files and communicating information to anybody who wants to access it and wants to steal your money and your identity.

Fortunately, there are also people and companies out there who are working to help protect you from these net threats, and will provide you with online safety so that you can surf the net in peace, secure in your safety and the safety of your personal information. Of course, it is difficult to know what the best technology is when it comes to dealing with net threats and providing you with online safety. Here's a basic overview on the best technology that's been coming out to help you deal with net threats so that you can choose what technology will be best for you and your situation.

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Tips for sending large files over email


Email is the preferred method of communication in today's technologically geared world. It's an easy and effective way to communicate personally and professionally, allowing people to send messages and files instantly. However, there are instance where someone may need to send a file, but the file is too large to send just as an email attachment. It is important, in such cases, to use some alternatives when sending a large file to another person. Here are a few tips for sending large files over email:

1. Remember the four megabyte limit
If a file is bigger than four megabytes, it shouldn't be sent as a regular email attachment. It is just too big and could cause some problems with not only the sender's computer, but the receiver's as well. Large files create a heavy load on the email network and the Internet server, which could affect how the network functions. They can definitely slow things down and make the network sluggish.

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How to set up a website for your small business


In today's world, it almost as necessary for a business, no matter what size or industry, to have a website as it is to have a phone number. More and more, people are learning more about companies and doing business with them via the Internet. Business owners who recognize the power and necessity of a company website definitely have the advantage over those who don't. The key is to know how to set up a website for your small business, which can be done by following these basic guidelines.

The name of your site and its address is worth some extra consideration. These two things are not only the way you'll identify yourself on the Internet, but it's also how people will find you. You want to find a domain name that will lead customers or anyone that's interested to your site. Usually, a shorter domain name is easier to remember, but the key is to find something that sums up your website in a word or two.

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What you need to make your business an e-business


What you need to make your business a successful eBusiness is simple but requires some basic steps need to be followed. A small, home based internet businesses that can fill a niche can operate successfully and profitably. The Internet can make a lot of money for you.

You need to learn how to build and edit your own web site. You don't need a lot of money to build and launch a web site. You can start your first internet business with an investment as small as a few hundred dollars.

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Protecting your wireless network from hacking

Many users search for a wireless network to get on line-at the mall, at school or at home. It is often that they do not have permission to use the network. These wireless parasites can break into a network when they connect. They can open up the network with all the computers on it to countless security problems.

Home networks usually include passwords to protect the wireless network from unauthorized access. But a new study by the A. James Clark School of Engineering's Michel Cukier indicates passwords alone may not provide enough protection for home wireless networks. "Unsecured connections are an open invitation to hackers seeking access to vulnerable computers."

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A look at Uniform Resource Locators (URL's)


The World Wide Web offers a group of documents that connect to each other with uniform resource locators, or URLs. A URL is a technical, web-related term used in with 2 meanings: A URL is the unique address for a file that is available on the internet.

The typical way to get to a web site is to type the URL of its home page file in your web browser's address line.

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Internet technology you should be aware of


The internet is a very popular form of communication today. People use the internet to email, advertise, do schoolwork, run a business, and many other things! The technology of the internet is constantly advancing and progressing to keep up with all of the needs of internet users. There are many types of pieces of internet technology that you should be aware of. Here are a couple types of internet technology that you should know about:

1) Bread crumb trail: A bread crumb train is a popular part of internet technology that you should be aware of. The name bread crumb trail is a reference to the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, who were two children who left a trail of bread crumbs in the forest so that they could follow their way home after their walk. In regards to internet technology, the bread crumb trail is a navigational tool which helps an internet user see where the current webpage is. Specifically, the bread crumb trail shows where the current webpage is in a hierarchal relationship to the actual website. This can be a very helpful resource, especially if you want to see where your webpages stand in relation to your websites!

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How to choose a web host

If you've ever thought about creating a website, I'm sure you know that choosing a web host can be a confusing task. But it also happens to be one of the most critical decisions you will make for your website. It's essential that you choose the right web host or all your hard work and designing could be lost and wasted. But how do you choose a web host? Where do you even begin? How do you know that your files will be safe? How can you know that you're in full control of your website at all times? Keep reading and learn how to choose a web host.

1. Begin by getting email through the domain name of your website. You should usually go with a host that provides unlimited autoresponders, pop mailboxes, email aliases etc. You need these so that you can keep in contact with your visitors and potential and past customers. It also looks more professional and official to have an email that looks something like this: your_name@your_website_name.com.
2. Learn about the uploading method. An online manager takes a lot longer when transferring large amounts of data. Always look out for a host that provides a good online manager, too.

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How to choose an ISP

These days, it's next to impossible to get things done without a computer and access to the internet. Work, school, and even social obligations all require that we get online, at least to send emails and look up information. But with so many Internet Service Providers (ISP) available to you, how can you possibly decide which one to choose? Keep reading and learn just how to choose an ISP.

First, what is an ISP? An internet service provider is a business that provides customers with access to the internet. In the past, ISPs were run by telephone companies. But today, ISPs can be started by anyone with enough money and expertise. They offer access to the internet through a variety of technologies, including dial-up, DSL, or wireless. Internet service providers may provide a combination of services including Internet transit, domain name registration and hosting, and web hosting.

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What is "fast" internet?


These days, most people want a fast internet connection that gets them information quickly without tying up phone lines or having to wait what seems like forever for a page to load or an email to send.

What is "fast" internet?
Dial-up internet, the slowest kind, has become obsolete and instead has been replaced by two much faster types of internet - DSL and cable. These types of internet connections don't tie up phone lines, nor do they take long for pages to load. Typically, DSL and cable are about 50 times faster than dial-up and keep you continuously connected to the internet.

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Tips for choosing mobile internet services


Nowadays, Internet access is no longer limited to your home or office computer. Many people take their Internet on the road with them, accessing their emails, stocks, weather reports, bank statements, and many other things from their laptops, cell phones, or handheld computers regardless of their location.

If you have a device that allows you to connect with the internet, you will need to choose a mobile internet service provider. Also called WISPs (Wireless Internet Service Providers), mobile internet services allow you to take the internet with you. That way, if you have a lap top you can hook it up anywhere you that has a special port for connecting your laptop to the internet. In addition, some phones and PDAs also have wireless internet capabilities.

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Does your business need seo technology?

Do you think your business needs seo technology? If you're wondering what seo technology even is, the answer is yes! Seo stands for search engine optimization. Search engines are devices that let you search specific words online and come up with many different results. Search engine optimization will allow you to make the best of using search engines to help you with your business. So, does your business need it?
First, your business needs a website to even consider seo technology. Your business should have a website because it will increase the number of people that know about your business. Just putting your business's name in the phone book and number is not enough. Advertising in the newspaper is not even enough. Advertising on-line is much cheaper and will be more successful. Many people want to see more about your business before even calling. Researching on different businesses and companies happens a lot before someone makes a decision on which one to choose. We live in a technological world that seems to revolve around the Internet. It is important to get your name out there! If you don't know how to make a website, learn or hire someone to do it.

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6 ways to eliminate the need for the IT guy

Wouldn't it be nice to eliminate the IT guy? If you are wondering what the IT guy even is, this information is especially for you. IT stands for information technology. If your computer crashes or has a problem that you can't fix yourself, you would call an IT guy. IT guys can get pretty expensive, especially if they are on payroll. So it's best to try to avoid calling them by learning the basics of your technology yourself, and protecting yourself against possible problems. Here are six ways to help you eliminate the need for the IT guy:

Anti-virus software - Your computer needs anti-virus software on it, especially if it is connected to a network or the Internet. There are so many viruses that are easy to get on your computer if you do not do something to protect your computer. Some viruses will cause your computer to completely crash, then you'll for sure call the IT guy. So make sure you have anti-virus software to try and prevent calling for help. Also, make sure your anti-virus software is regularly updated. There are new viruses being created all the time to try to get through anti-virus software so you always need the newest anti-virus software available to keep your computer secure.

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Video casting, how this new technology can really boost your business

As with all new technology video casting is now being used in the business world for a variety of reasons. Regardless if the company is big or small they have started to look into the benefits of using video casting in marketing their products or services that their companies offer. While not everybody understands how video casting work it is actually quite simple, video casting is a downloadable video file that can be continually updated through a subscription to an RSS feed, which tells the subscribers when new material is updated.

The great thing about using this new technology is that you are keeping up with how your potential customers are trying to access information. Video casting is similar to podcasting and the good news is that it too can be downloaded for personal use on cell phones that allow video casts. By staying in tune with what your potential customers are doing you are helping your business increase in size and popularity.

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Using instant messaging at the office

More companies are beginning to use instant messaging as a form of communication at the office. It used to be that when you would walk into an area of office cubicles you could hear some whispered conversations, but more often then not all you hear is the click clack of keyboards, with an occasional laugh. This is due to people using instant messengers to communicate.

Here are some advantages and disadvantages of using instant messaging at the office.

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When should you use facilitation technology

Due to the scientific, technological, social, and work-related advancements of society today, facilitation technology is becoming a popular option to help people keep up-to-date in various situations. Facilitation technology helps to enhance the effectiveness of human thinking. It helps to deliver the correct thinking data at the correct time and place during the thinking process. It can be used in the schoolroom, in the workplace, at home, or anywhere that requires effective human thinking.

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How do I find out who owns a Yahoo mail account?

If you have a Yahoo account, you're not alone. Yahoo is the most popular and most widely used email service in the world, with millions of users across the globe. With so many members, chances are good someone you know has a Yahoo email account. Finding out who owns a Yahoo email account can be done with a simple search.

How do I find out who owns a Yahoo mail account?
There are a couple of different ways you can find out who owns a Yahoo mail account. The first one is through Yahoo's member directory. This account is searchable not only by the person's name, but by their Yahoo ID or their interests as well.

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What are AIM expressions?

Instant messaging has increased widely in popularity in recent years. Instant messaging allows users to communicate with friends on their messaging list, sort of like email, except it occurs in real time, allowing users to talk to each other on instant messenger over the computer by typing messages back and forth. Users must have an internet connection and be signed up to the same instant messaging service to be able to chat online.

There are a number of different IM service providers, one of which is AIM. AIM, or AOL Instant Messenger. Users sign up with this service, which is free, and add friends to their contact lists via their email addresses or AIM usernames. Because AIM is free, it is supported by advertisement. Those who are hooked up to AIM can communicate with each other through written text typed on their keyboard, voice transmission, or video.

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How do I find out who owns an AIM account?

If you're savvy when it comes to the internet, you're probably familiar with AIM. AIM stands for AOL Instant Messenger and is one of the more popular service providers of instant messaging. People can sign up for this service, which is free, and then add friends who also use AIM to their contact lists via their email addresses or AIM usernames. They can create profiles and chat with their friends online real-time.

AIM is a popular service, so chances are good you know many other people who have AIM profiles and AIM accounts as well. But if you want to find other AIM users, doing so can be a little tricky. Privacy laws make it difficult to find people's email addresses, and you can really only find other addresses if the AIM user has registered their account information online. AIM does not publish email addresses unless people give them permission to do so. So someone may have an AIM account, and you may know for a fact they have one, but unless they have registered that information in the directory and made it public, searching in the database will be fruitless.

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I lost my Gmail password, how do I access my Gmail account?

It seems like just about everything, from email accounts to banks, requires a password these days. Because of that, it's very easy to forget or lose your passwords; even writing them down doesn't always help.

But if you lose your Gmail password, don't worry. You can still access your account through the password retrieval system they have on their Gmail sign in page. Gmail sends you your password through one of two ways:
1. The password is sent to your secondary email address, if you provided one. When you sign up for your Gmail account, you had the option of including another email address as a back-up for times like this. This is recommended in case you forget or lose your password. It is also considered the safest option for retrieving your password, since it can be sent to you without having to ask you your security question.
2. If you didn't provide a secondary email address, your security question is asked. Once you give the answer, you can reset your password. When you sign up for a Gmail account, you are asked to pick a security question from a drop down menu. These range from "What is my library card number" to "What was my first teacher's name." Or, if you don't like any of those, you can write in your own question.

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How do I find out who owns a Gmail account?

Gmail is Google's free mail service. Gmail takes the features of Google, which is the largest search engine, and builds it in to the email, so you can do searches on the web and through your emails. Gmail also has a very large storage inbox, with 2,600 megabytes of storage, which is increased every day. You can keep all your important messages, files and pictures forever, use search to find anything you're looking for, and make sense of it all with a new way of viewing messages as part of conversations.

One thing Gmail is well-known for is its security. So how do you find out who owns a gmail account? Technically, you can't. If you want to find out who else owns a Gmail account, you'll have to search through your existing contacts or invite others to join Gmail.

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How do I sign Yahoo mail?

If you're like many people, you have Yahoo mail. As the most popular email service provider in the world, Yahoo mail serves millions of users across the globe. Part of their popularity lies in the fact that mail can be customized in a number of different ways, including through different fonts and colors, emoticons, filters and blocks, and the ability to sign your outgoing messages.

How do I sign Yahoo mail?
A signature is simply a message you assign to all of your outgoing mail that appears at the bottom of each message. This can be just your name, or your name and phone number and address, or anything else you may want everyone you send messages to know.

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How do I sign in to Hotmail automatically?

What is Hotmail?
Hotmail provides free email accounts to more than 30 million people across the globe in 17 different languages. Launched in 1996, it provides a free, easy, and convenient way for people to stay in touch no matter how far away they are. Many people like Hotmail because it provides a secure way to email and offers a large mailbox designed to hold a large amount of photos, messages, or other files.

Although Hotmail is easy to use and navigate in itself, even for the most technologically impaired, it has a certain number of features that make it easier to use than ever. One of these is the ability to sign in to Hotmail automatically.

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How do I set up a Yahoo mail account?

Communicating and sending information through email is becoming more widespread than ever before. There are a number of different email service providers, the largest of which is Yahoo. Yahoo Mail, which began in 1996, has millions of customers around the globe. The ability to filter spam, easily send and receive files, and customize messages with emoticons and different colors makes Yahoo mail a popular option for many people.

Setting up a Yahoo mail account is free and easy to do. First, go to www.yahoo.com, and follow the link that says "free mail - sign up." From there, you will then do the following:

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How do I set up a Gmail account?

Most people have at least one email address. Email has simplified communication in a number of ways, allowing people to communicate with each other for free regardless of distance or time zone.

There are many email service providers. Gmail is one of these. Gmail is Google's free mail service. Gmail takes the features of Google, which is the largest search engine, and builds it in to the email, so you can do searches on the web and through your emails. Gmail also has a very large storage inbox, with 2,600 megabytes of storage, which is increased every day. You can keep all your important messages, files and pictures forever, use search to find anything you're looking for, and make sense of it all with a new way of viewing messages as part of conversations.

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How do I get a hotmail email address?

Most people in the country have at least one email address, and about 30 million of those people have Hotmail addresses. Hotmail is one of the most popular domains for emails, for a number of reasons. A large inbox that will hold lots of files, pictures, and messages; free service; easy-to-use features; and a number of security features make it accessible for anyone, no matter how technologically impaired they may be.

If you'd like a Hotmail email address for yourself, they are actually quite easy to obtain: First, go the www.msn.com, and click on the "Hotmail" tab. From there, you have several options: MSN Hotmail, MSN Hotmail Plus, and MSN Premium. Which one you decide to get depends on what you need. Each has different options and features, such as:

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How do I get access to AIM chat rooms?

AIM, or AOL Instant Messenger, is one of the most popular instant messaging services available. Users sign up with this service, which is free, and add friends to their contact lists via their email addresses or AIM usernames. Because AIM is free, it is supported by advertisement. Those who are hooked up to AIM can communicate with each other through written text typed on their keyboard, voice transmission, or video.

Another reason people like AIM is because of the many features it provides other than just instant messaging and mail. One of these services is chat rooms. Chat rooms are public domains that people who have been granted access can go to to have conversations in real time. It's very similar to instant messaging, but in a chat room what is typed can be seen by everyone in the chat room.

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How do I get access to AIM chat rooms?

AIM, or AOL Instant Messenger, is one of the most popular instant messaging services available. Users sign up with this service, which is free, and add friends to their contact lists via their email addresses or AIM usernames. Because AIM is free, it is supported by advertisement. Those who are hooked up to AIM can communicate with each other through written text typed on their keyboard, voice transmission, or video.

Another reason people like AIM is because of the many features it provides other than just instant messaging and mail. One of these services is chat rooms. Chat rooms are public domains that people who have been granted access can go to to have conversations in real time. It's very similar to instant messaging, but in a chat room what is typed can be seen by everyone in the chat room.

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How do I get access to AIM chat rooms?

AIM, or AOL Instant Messenger, is one of the most popular instant messaging services available. Users sign up with this service, which is free, and add friends to their contact lists via their email addresses or AIM usernames. Because AIM is free, it is supported by advertisement. Those who are hooked up to AIM can communicate with each other through written text typed on their keyboard, voice transmission, or video.

Another reason people like AIM is because of the many features it provides other than just instant messaging and mail. One of these services is chat rooms. Chat rooms are public domains that people who have been granted access can go to to have conversations in real time. It's very similar to instant messaging, but in a chat room what is typed can be seen by everyone in the chat room.

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Help - how do I fix my Hotmail sign in problems?

Technology and computers have been a blessing for many people. Email is just one form of that technology that has simplified life by allowing us to communicate instantly, send information and files, and much more with just a few clicks. Many people-roughly over 30 million in a number of different countries-turn to Hotmail to send and receive their emails.

However, like most things having to do with technology, there are bound to be a few glitches every now and then, and Hotmail is no exception. Occasionally, people have trouble signing in to check their emails.

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Help - how do I fix my Hotmail sign in problems?

Technology and computers have been a blessing for many people. Email is just one form of that technology that has simplified life by allowing us to communicate instantly, send information and files, and much more with just a few clicks. Many people-roughly over 30 million in a number of different countries-turn to Hotmail to send and receive their emails.

However, like most things having to do with technology, there are bound to be a few glitches every now and then, and Hotmail is no exception. Occasionally, people have trouble signing in to check their emails.

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How can I change my Yahoo mail login?

Yahoo mail is the most popular email service provider used today. Millions of people rely on it each day to stay in touch with family and friends and send pictures, songs, resumes, and other files. Yahoo mail has a number of features, including a large inbox, scanning for viruses, customized messages, the ability to block unwanted addresses, and a number of other useful things.

Sometimes, Yahoo mail users find it necessary to change a portion of their login for one reason or another. Maybe they would like to change their password, or perhaps they no longer like their username. There are a number of steps you can take to change your Yahoo login information.

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How do I change my AIM password?

It's a good idea to change your passwords every so often. As hackers become more and more sophisticated, it's a smart idea to change your password occasionally. With your AIM account, you should be changing your password every now and again as well, just to be on the safe side. You should also change your password if you feel like someone has been accessing your account, or if you wrote it down somewhere and then lost it.

How do I change my AIM password?
If you need to change your AIM password, you can do so by following these easy steps:
 Go to the AIM sign in page as normal. Click on the "I forgot my password" link.

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How do I access my Hotmail inbox?

If you have an account and want to access your Hotmail inbox, simply take the following steps:
 Go to www.msn.com. From there, you will see a "Hotmail" icon. Once you click on this, you will directed to the sign-in page.
 To access your inbox, enter your email address and password. Make sure your address is spelled correctly. In addition, make sure the entire email address is typed into the box. This includes the @ sign and the domain name (such as janedoe@hotmail.com). Incomplete email addresses or those that are misspelled will not register with the site.
 Once you have entered this information, click the "sign in" link.

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How can I get free AIM buddy icons?

If you like to chat with your friends, you probably use some form of instant messenger. Instant messaging allows users to chat with their friends or buddies on their messaging list, sort of like email. With instant messaging, all dialogue occurs in real time, allowing users to talk to each other over the computer by typing messages back and forth. Users must have an internet connection and be signed up to the same instant messaging service to be able to chat online.

AIM, or AOL Instant Messenger, is one of the more popular service providers of instant messaging. Users sign up for this service, which is free, and then add friends who also use AIM to their contact lists via their email addresses or AIM usernames.

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What is an AIM icon?

The instant messaging phenomenon has introduced a great increase in internet related vocabulary. In fact the term "instant messaging" is more commonly referred to as "IMing" and simple white screens for conveying instant messages are not enough. Now we have to have custom "skin" for our instant messaging screens. AIM Expressions provides AIM users with multiple downloadable options for skins or backgrounds that allow them to express their own unique personality. Of course internet vocabulary is not the only thing that is changing.

Add to the instant messaging craze the fact that all wireless devices such as laptops, handheld devices and even cell phones have instant messaging capabilities. Not only has instant messaging become convenient and fun, but it is a vital means of communication for some. It is natural them that to those who put such high value in instant messaging, that there should be a way to personalize their experience even more. After all, how much more impersonal is a computer than a phone? So what AIM has done is created icons.

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How can I get AIM mail?

AIM mail is one type of email service that is growing in popularity. AIM stands for AOL Instant Messenger, a popular instant messaging provider. Users sign up with this service, which is free, and add friends to their contact lists via their email addresses or AIM usernames. Because AIM is free, it is supported by advertisement. Those who are hooked up to AIM can communicate with each other through written text typed on their keyboard, voice transmission, or video.

AIM Mail is an email service provided by AIM for free. Users sign up for AIM mail and receive the following features:

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My hotmail sign in doesn't work, how do I fix it?

Nothing is more frustrating than needing to access your e-mails and not being able to do so. People frequently use their electronic messaging systems for conveying important and time sensitive information. Not being able to access this information that can affect your job, family or health can cause a great deal of stress.

For those with a hotmail account, the developers and system supporters have come up with several ways for you to trouble shoot your computer and corresponding system to fix whatever problem you may be experiencing with as little delay as possible.
Sometimes your hotmail sign in will not work and you will be given an "Invalid Password" message. Here is what you do...

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How can I check my Yahoo mail?

If you have a Yahoo email account, you're not alone - Yahoo is the biggest email service provider in the world, serving millions of users worldwide. Part of its popularity, aside from name recognition, includes the ability to customize messages, scan files for viruses before opening them, and the ability a Yahoo account gives you to access other features, such as chat rooms and message boards.

Once you have your own Yahoo mail account, checking your Yahoo mail is simple to do. The following will show you step by step how to check your Yahoo mail:
1. First, go to Yahoo's main page. From there, you will see a "Sign in" icon. Once you click on this, you will directed to the sign-in page.

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How do I get cool AIM expressions?

An all new generation of communication is growing. Many modes of now common communication would have seemed odd and futuristic even ten years ago. It is certain that the internet is making many mode of technology advance at a speed that no one could have anticipated. This includes the rapid growth of instant messaging. Fifteen years ago no one even knew what instant messaging was. Now it's a multimillion dollar business that almost everyone has participated in at one time or another. One of the most popular providers of free (advertisement supported) instant messaging is AIM. AIM stands for AOL Instant Messenger. Instant messaging is a type of non-verbal messaging that can be sent via computer of handheld device (such as a PDA or multi-purpose cell phone). Avid instant messengers have been looking and developing ways to personalize their messaging experience.

An AIM Expression is a visual expression of you. AIM describes AIM Expressions as a "skin" for your instant messenger. The expression that you choose will determine how your instant messenger screen looks. It is like a cover for your conversation page that makes it unique to you. The idea of AIM expressions is relatively new, having just been released with version 5.0 of AIM. AOL has IM 5.0 that supports the AIM Expressions site on the internet. This support website provides many different Expression options designed to meet the preferences of the AIM user.

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How do I get cool AIM expressions?

An all new generation of communication is growing. Many modes of now common communication would have seemed odd and futuristic even ten years ago. It is certain that the internet is making many mode of technology advance at a speed that no one could have anticipated. This includes the rapid growth of instant messaging. Fifteen years ago no one even knew what instant messaging was. Now it's a multimillion dollar business that almost everyone has participated in at one time or another. One of the most popular providers of free (advertisement supported) instant messaging is AIM. AIM stands for AOL Instant Messenger. Instant messaging is a type of non-verbal messaging that can be sent via computer of handheld device (such as a PDA or multi-purpose cell phone). Avid instant messengers have been looking and developing ways to personalize their messaging experience.

An AIM Expression is a visual expression of you. AIM describes AIM Expressions as a "skin" for your instant messenger. The expression that you choose will determine how your instant messenger screen looks. It is like a cover for your conversation page that makes it unique to you. The idea of AIM expressions is relatively new, having just been released with version 5.0 of AIM. AOL has IM 5.0 that supports the AIM Expressions site on the internet. This support website provides many different Expression options designed to meet the preferences of the AIM user.

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How do I get cool AIM expressions?

An all new generation of communication is growing. Many modes of now common communication would have seemed odd and futuristic even ten years ago. It is certain that the internet is making many mode of technology advance at a speed that no one could have anticipated. This includes the rapid growth of instant messaging. Fifteen years ago no one even knew what instant messaging was. Now it's a multimillion dollar business that almost everyone has participated in at one time or another. One of the most popular providers of free (advertisement supported) instant messaging is AIM. AIM stands for AOL Instant Messenger. Instant messaging is a type of non-verbal messaging that can be sent via computer of handheld device (such as a PDA or multi-purpose cell phone). Avid instant messengers have been looking and developing ways to personalize their messaging experience.

An AIM Expression is a visual expression of you. AIM describes AIM Expressions as a "skin" for your instant messenger. The expression that you choose will determine how your instant messenger screen looks. It is like a cover for your conversation page that makes it unique to you. The idea of AIM expressions is relatively new, having just been released with version 5.0 of AIM. AOL has IM 5.0 that supports the AIM Expressions site on the internet. This support website provides many different Expression options designed to meet the preferences of the AIM user.

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I lost my Yahoo mail password, how do I access my Yahoo mail account?

It's easy to forget your passwords every now and again. Passwords are required for virtually everything, from pin numbers to email addresses to bank accounts, and each with different requirements with regards to length and letters used. So unless all of your passwords are the same, you're bound to forget them once in awhile.

Many people write their passwords down to help them remember. However, if you forgot or lost your Yahoo mail password, you can still access your Yahoo mail account. When you signed up for Yahoo mail, you selected a security question for the express purpose of letting you know your password in case you forgot it. That way, if you happen to forget your password, you can send an email to the administrator and have them retrieve it for you. But first, you must answer your security question. A drop down when you signed up gave you a number of options for questions, including "What is your pet's name?" and "What was the make of your first car?"

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I lost my Yahoo mail password, how do I access my Yahoo mail account?

It's easy to forget your passwords every now and again. Passwords are required for virtually everything, from pin numbers to email addresses to bank accounts, and each with different requirements with regards to length and letters used. So unless all of your passwords are the same, you're bound to forget them once in awhile.

Many people write their passwords down to help them remember. However, if you forgot or lost your Yahoo mail password, you can still access your Yahoo mail account. When you signed up for Yahoo mail, you selected a security question for the express purpose of letting you know your password in case you forgot it. That way, if you happen to forget your password, you can send an email to the administrator and have them retrieve it for you. But first, you must answer your security question. A drop down when you signed up gave you a number of options for questions, including "What is your pet's name?" and "What was the make of your first car?"

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How do I get AIM express?

If you are constantly on the go, whether it be a world traveler, businessman, or just a busy parent, you are looking for ways to stay in contact with people through a convenient instant messaging service. You could sign up for an instant messaging service through your wireless phone provider, but such services can become very expensive, especially if you go over your monthly limit. AIM Express offers just the right solution for the jet setter who does not want to be tied down to the programs of a specific computer or location. With AOL's AIM Express service you get service that lets you send your messages directly from a Web browser. There is no need to install any software. AIM Express is also free of charge.

AIM stands for AOL Instant Messenger. AOL or America Online is an internet service provider that also provides various other computer and handheld based communication services such as e-mail and instant messaging.

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How do I get AIM express?

If you are constantly on the go, whether it be a world traveler, businessman, or just a busy parent, you are looking for ways to stay in contact with people through a convenient instant messaging service. You could sign up for an instant messaging service through your wireless phone provider, but such services can become very expensive, especially if you go over your monthly limit. AIM Express offers just the right solution for the jet setter who does not want to be tied down to the programs of a specific computer or location. With AOL's AIM Express service you get service that lets you send your messages directly from a Web browser. There is no need to install any software. AIM Express is also free of charge.

AIM stands for AOL Instant Messenger. AOL or America Online is an internet service provider that also provides various other computer and handheld based communication services such as e-mail and instant messaging.

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How do I get AIM?

AIM is an abbreviation for AOL instant messenger. AIM is an instant messaging program that is supported by advertisements. AIM was released by America Online (AOL) in May of 1997 and has been adding new products and updated software to their list of provided services as recently as March 27th 2007. With AIM the registered users are allowed to communicate with each other by means of real time via text, voice, and video transmission over the Internet. AIM is a proprietary freeware instant messaging program which means that versions are available free of charge to clients who wish to download the program. It is the sponsors that advertise on the site that make the program financially advantageous for AOL.

AIM is maintained by AOL LLC and uses the OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol. Since its humble beginnings in releasing AIM version 2.0, AIM has made updates and improvements and has just currently released its 6.10 version. AIM has included person-to-person text messaging, chatroom messaging, and the ability to share files easily with one's "buddies." A buddy in AIM terminology is someone with whom you instant message or otherwise have as a contact person in your AIM buddy list. At version 4.3 of AIM storage space reached sizes previously impossible. In Version 4.3, AIM was able to provide accessibility to individual clients to use and store your contact information on AOL's servers. The result is that with the downloaded software you can organize, keep track of, and instant message up to 600 buddies from any computer with Internet access. Also accompanying this wave of improvements and innovation came the possibility if playing games between buddies.

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How do I change my Yahoo mail password if I forgot it?

Few things can be more annoying than needing to access your e-mail account and not being able too. There are many things that can go wrong when you are working on the internet. Naturally, Yahoo has recognized that human error and forgetfulness are not out of the ordinary. Therefore there are a number of ways that Yahoo mail services can get you back on track and reading your e-mails even if you have forgotten your password.

If you think that you are entering the correct password on the Yahoo mail login page and the system is not recognizing it, consider the following...
 Passwords are case sensitive. This means that although you may be entering the correct password, it may be formatted incorrectly. For example, if your password is "Yahoo" and you type in "yahoo" (not capitalizing the first letter) the system will not recognize "yahoo" as the correct password. Make sure that your caps lock key on your keyboard has not accidentally been turn on, making your words capitalized on accident.

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How do I change my Yahoo mail password if I forgot it?

Few things can be more annoying than needing to access your e-mail account and not being able too. There are many things that can go wrong when you are working on the internet. Naturally, Yahoo has recognized that human error and forgetfulness are not out of the ordinary. Therefore there are a number of ways that Yahoo mail services can get you back on track and reading your e-mails even if you have forgotten your password.

If you think that you are entering the correct password on the Yahoo mail login page and the system is not recognizing it, consider the following...
 Passwords are case sensitive. This means that although you may be entering the correct password, it may be formatted incorrectly. For example, if your password is "Yahoo" and you type in "yahoo" (not capitalizing the first letter) the system will not recognize "yahoo" as the correct password. Make sure that your caps lock key on your keyboard has not accidentally been turn on, making your words capitalized on accident.

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How do I change my Gmail password if I forgot it?

Like many other free e-mail account service providers, Gmail has provided its users with a way of retrieving lost or forgotten log in information if needed. The first thing that needs to be done is to go to the Gmail log in screen and right below the box where you would enter your username or password (depending on which of the two you have forgotten) there is an option that says "I cannot access my account," click on this option and select the problem that you are having.

Forgotten password:
When you forget your password the Gmail security system will ask you to provide your username. After entering in the correct username, Gmail will send instructions to the secondary email address you provided during signup. If you don't have a secondary email address, if you no longer have access to that account, or if you don't remember what other account you entered, you will need to wait five days. After five days you should go back to the Gmail sign in page and re-select the 'Forgot your password?' link. In order to protect the security of its users the account must remain idle for the five day waiting period in order to ensure that there are not security breaches and that the individual claiming to be the account owner is in fact legitimate. Just so that you are aware, the Gmail team cannot waive the five day requirement or access your password under any circumstances. Once the five day waiting period is passed you will be able to reset your forgotten password by answering a security question that you set up when you first opened the account. If you are for any reason unable to answer your security question correctly or to access your secondary email account, the Gmail team cannot provide further assistance and your only other option is to create an entirely new account. If you are concerned that your inability to access your account is the fault of a hacker or other intruder you should contact the Gmail security center by visiting the link to the Security Center.

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Should your business use a free e-mail provider

Should your business use a free e-mail provider? There are pros and cons to using a free e-mail provider. You need to be aware of these pros and cons before you make a decision on which type of e-mail to get for your business. Consider the pros and cons and decide which ones are more important and which do not matter to you and your business.
First let's discuss the pros of a free e-mail provider. The first obvious pro is that the service is free. You can get all of your employees on a free e-mail provider. There is no limit to how many employees you can add, because it is all free. Another pro is that it provides confidentiality to employees. Employees can send and receive e-mails without worrying about employers finding out personal and private information. This is a benefit employees would get, but employers would not see it as a benefit. They would want to monitor incoming and outgoing information.

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How to hire someone to build your website


There are a few different ways you can go about finding someone to build your website. You can hire a certain individual or go to a company who will find out what you want and get one of their employees to build it for you. There are pros and cons to each situation. Hiring through a company is sometimes cheaper, because they get a lot of business and can afford to lower prices a little to attract customers. Hiring an individual will help ensure that your website is unique and high quality.
Now the question is where do you find a web designer. If you don't know of any, you can search for some one on line or in the phone book.
Before picking a web designer, you need to be aware of qualities you want your web designer to have. The following is a list to help you determine who to hire to design your web page.

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Where can I get an eye tracking study for my website?


Eye tracking is a technology that allows you to see your website through your users' eyes. It lets you see where they look, what they pay most attention too, and what they miss. To understand how eye tracking studies work, it might be helpful to know how the human eye works.

Human sight has a visual field of about 120 degrees. There are three degrees of visuality in this spectrum, which are foveal, parafoveal, and peripheral vision. We primarily take in visual data from the outside world through the fovea. We move our head and eyes to focus the fovea on things that we want to see.

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What is Google Analytics and how can it help our website?

Google Analytics is a free service offered by Google to help businesses and others to maximize their web presence. You can use this service to find out how and why people are coming to your website. This information will help you decide how to advertise and how to improve your website in conjunction with other services that Google offers.

Google Analytics is free, fairly simple to use and can be very powerful if executed correctly. This website you allow you to better leverage you website by giving you reports on what people are looking at and clicking on. Additionally, the Google Analytics website offers a complete package so you can know more about your website so that you have enough information to make decisions.

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How can I edit my videos for free?

Online videos are taking the internet by storm. You can edit your video for free on the internet at multiple different places. These sites hope to sell you something in advertisements or hope to eventually host your video to attract users to their websites to increase their advertising dollars.

Internet videos have been around for a while, but the bandwidth has only recently made it possible for most people to receive videos. Hence, the technology is still fairly new and will only continue to improve. YouTube and Google Video and a few others are trying to position themselves to be the largest and leading video host.

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Why don't running programs show in my taskbar

Once upon a time there was a task bar. (You know-that bar at the bottom of your screen that has the "start" button at one end and the time at the other end). You used to be able to see your task bar. You used to be able to see running programs in your taskbar. You could even click on those items and switch between programs. And then a dreadful thing happened.

They disappeared!

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Why is Outlook sending email using the wrong account, and how do I fix it?

Why is Outlook sending email using the wrong account, and how do I fix it? This is a great question, because this is an especially vexing and annoying problem that Outlook has. So here’s the situation. You’ve set up Outlook and, because it’s oh ever so helpful and convenient, you’ve configured several different email accounts to run through it. You can basically set up however many you want. Then Outlook will send email through a specific account that you tell it to. So let’s say that you have one main email account that you want to use, or maybe even you have a main email account and then you have another account that you use when you post on blogs and message boards and things like that. You don’t want to use your main personal account when you post on blogs and message boards because sometimes those email addresses can be picked up by spammer and who knows who else. You don’t want any of that spam or junk mail coming to your regular account. So, you think that you have everything all worked out, Outlook is managing and handling all of your different email accounts just the way that you want it to because, hey, you’re not getting any message that it’s having trouble and problems doing what you tell it to. And then you notice that it’s not working. Your main personal email account is the one showing up when you post on blogs and message boards. Or let’s say that you are sending emails to people and horrifically enough, your terrifying ex-girlfriend’s name and email account are the ones showing up as the sender because she used to live with you and you two shared a computer. No wonder nobody’s writing you back! They all think that your ex is hunting them down!

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Which VOIP service is the best?

Voice Over Internet Protocol the new, inexpensive, easy to understand telephone service. However, which VOIP service is the best?

Well the best place to start is to understand what VOIP is Voice over Internet Protocol is a high tech way of saying making phone calls using the Internet.

This is a great technology because it is simple, less expensive and can make long distant calls all over the world free.

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AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, or IRC - Which instant messaging program should I choose?

Communicating on the Internet has become the new phone. Talking to friends, meeting new people, dating, sales, or help with homework. It is free, cheep and easy. Many programs can be downloaded easily from the messaging program web site. Most of these programs have several great features and simple to get up and going.

What instant messaging program do you choose?

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How to protect your MySpace password

This article is about how to protect your MySpace password. There are a number of different reasons why you will want to protect your MySpace password as carefully as you possibly can. Of course there are the general reasons that apply to protecting all of your passwords. You don't want people to be able to access all of your different accounts online, from MySpace to your email accounts to you Target account and everything else that you use the Internet for. You wouldn't want someone to post a blog comment with your name, would you? That could end up being much more disastrous that you can imagine.

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How to access your email on someone else's computer

Imagine this: You're at your in-laws' house. Your spouse has just left you home alone with the parents to go hang out with some old friends. You're going crazy with boredom. You want to read your email but you don't know how to access it on their computer. Will somebody please help you!!

Relax. There is a world of options available to you.

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Renting software over the Internet

Renting software over the Internet is a fairly new concept. There are some great advantages to doing so, but there are also some drawbacks considering the infancy of the software rental market. It's definitely something you can look into without making a long-term commitment and if you don't care for it you can always go out, buy and install the software yourself.

The main idea behind renting software is that you or your business can "rent" access to software over an Internet connection rather than buying it and installing it on your desktop. An Internet company, often known as an ASP or application service provider hosts the software and usually charges customers on a per-use basis or they charge a monthly fee for unlimited use. To use the software, you go to your provider's (ASP's) web site and log in to start working. For example, say you own a company with 100 computers. Employees needing access to Microsoft Word on a daily basis operate fifteen of these computers. Rather than buying the program and getting fifteen licenses for use on these computers, you can "rent" access to the software and pay a monthly fee for unlimited access. Now suppose you also have fifty of those employees that occasionally use Microsoft Excel programs. You don't want to invest a lot of money into buying a program that is seldom used, so you can "rent" access to this software and pay per-use. Whenever these employees need to make a spreadsheet, they simply go to the ASP's web site, enter their login information and start working.

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How do I remove myself from the search engines?

How do I remove myself from the search engines? First let's talk about search engines. What search engines, like Google, Yahoo, MSN, and hundreds and hundreds of other search engines do, is they go out and they search all of the billions and billions of pages of information on the Internet. And then they collect all of that information and they index it. So then what you can do is direct a search engine to search through all of its collections and all of its indices for a particular term. It will then pull up all of the pages that have a particular name in them, for instance, and will bring up the most exact hits and matches first.

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How do I find out who owns a hotmail account?

How do I find out who owns a hotmail account? There are a lot of different reasons why you might want to find out who owns a hotmail account. Maybe someone is spamming you. They send you abusive email after abusive email. You can’t stop it. They’re driving you crazy. They’re clogging up your mailbox. Maybe they’re actually being personally abusive. They’re attacking you, they’re threatening you, and they’re basically driving you mad. Of course you want to find out who owns the Hotmail account. Then you could have at least some way to legally shut them down, or at least find out who the owner of the Hotmail account is and then be abusive back to them.
To find out how you find out the owner of a hotmail account, let’s start by talking about hotmail. Hotmail is one of the most popular email systems out there. It’s popular for a few reasons. First of all, it’s completely free. Of course you can pay money for Hotmail Plus, but basic Hotmail is utterly free. Because Hotmail is completely free, there’s no sort of loss on the part of the user if he or she wants to open up multiple accounts. You can own as many Hotmail accounts as pleases you, and you can use them for whatever you want. The way that you sign up for a Hotmail account is the key to why it’s so blasted hard to find out who the owner is. The fact is that when you sign up for any free email account like Hotmail or Yahoo or Juno or Gmail, you don’t have to tell the truth about any of your personal information. Nobody’s going to check up on you. Nobody has any way to check up on you. This can actually be a good thing—let’s say that you want to set up an account that you’ll use when you have to log on to other websites or set up accounts, and you don’t want anyone to be able to get your personal information some how. So you use an account that has a bogus name and other information that goes along with it. The thing is that there is no way for anyone to find out who you really are.

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How do I change my MSN Hotmail secret question?

How do I change my MSN Hotmail secret question? There are a number of different reasons why you would be asking this. Maybe you forgot your secret question that you had set already. Maybe somebody found out what your secret question and your secret answer was. If that's the case, that somebody who has your secret information can log in to your email account even without your password. A secret question and secret answer combo is commonly used by email services or other online services, such as banking and credit cards, email accounts, and shopping accounts with different stores. This secret question and secret answer combo is designed to make sure that nobody can access your account. The problem, of course, is if somebody finds out what your secret question and your secret answer are. Then you've got to change your secret question for your own security.

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How do I change my MSN Hotmail password if I forgot it?

How do I change my MSN Hotmail password if I forgot it? This is a great question, and a question that it seems like a lot of people need an answer for, based on how people ask the question.

Now let’s say that you forgot your MSN Hotmail password. This could be because you don’t use your account very often and when you try to log in, you just can’t remember that blasted number letter combination. Or perhaps you were hit on the head very hard and can’t remember anything at all, in which case you might not be able to get your MSN Hotmail password if you can’t remember the answer to your secret question. More on that later.

Perhaps you’ve been traveling for months and you haven’t had any access to email, since you’ve been in the middle of nowhere, and when you try to log in to tell your family that you’re okay, your travel-addled brain simply can’t remember that password. Whatever the reason, there’s no reason to freak out because you can’t remember your password. Hopefully.

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How do I change my MSN Hotmail alternate email address?

How do I change my MSN Hotmail alternate email address? This is a great question, especially because of the Internet age that we live in. There are so many chances for people to get a hold of your personal information through the Internet. There are also a lot of ways that people can get a hold of your email address, including your alternate email addresses. If someone gets a hold of your alternate email address and password, then he or she can start sending emails out from your address and that can obviously really screw up a lot of things for you and everybody that you know.

So you want to change your MSN Hotmail alternate email address, for some reason or another. Perfectly understandable. So what do you do? You go into your MSN Hotmail email account and try to change your alternate email address. There’s just one problem. You can’t find the information anywhere. You can’t figure out how to do it. It just plain and simple doesn’t tell you how.

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How do I backup my data over the Internet?

How do I backup my data over the Internet? This is a fantastic question, for a lot of reasons. In fact, just the other day, I was finishing up an enormous report. Pages and pages of information, graphs, analysis, conclusions, the whole works. It took me days to do it; it was one of the biggest projects I've had to do in a long time. Of course I backed it up-I saved it on both my flash drive and my hard drive. And just as I was finishing up, well we all know the story. It's happened to everyone. My computer crashed. Turns out that I had a terrible virus infection, and I'm not talking about a cold. The entire thing was erased; I'm not entirely sure how, or why, but poof. It was gone.

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I lost my MSN Hotmail password - how do I access my account?

I lost my MSN Hotmail password - how do I access my account? This is a question that a lot of people ask, because, well, a lot of people forget their passwords to their MSN Hotmail accounts. Now this doesn't have to be the disaster that you might think it is, as long as you set up your account properly and you remember how you set it up.

There are a few things that you can do to access your MSN Hotmail account if you've lost your password. Here are the steps that you're going to need to take.

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How does email work?

Email servers are probably about the most complicated servers to set up because not only is there a huge number of security implications to running your own mail server but they also tend to be split up into many small parts taht all do different, highly specialized, things. This page aims to give you an overview of how and email system works. I don't pretend to be an expert on these things but this should be a good starting point.

At the pointy end of the system is the MTA which stands for mail transport agent. This is the bit that does the grunt work of moving email around on the Internet. Probably the most popular MTA is sendmail but there are plenty of others to choose from including courier-mta, postfix and qmail as well as pay for offerings. The MTA probably has the most security issues as it is world facing. There used to be problems (and to some extent there still is) with open relays. These are badly configured MTAs that allow anyone to connect and send email through them. Many modern MTAs make it deliberately quite difficult to configure an open realy.

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Domain registration suppliers - which one is best for you

With the rise of internet scams, identify theft, and fraud, it is more important than ever to protect your online assets-websites, personal information or emails. Therefore it is imperative that you choose a domain registration supplier who will give you the most out of your money, as well as be safe and dependable. This will help to ensure success in your online business, or whatever else your purpose one the web may be.

Since domain names are available all over the internet, it is difficult to know which ones are reliable and which ones are fraudulent. At the click of a button, anyone can buy a domain name and have their own website up and running in no time. So let's say you have a great idea for domain name and you think you've found a reliable site that sells domains at a good price. But before you jump to pay to reserve your domain name right now, you need to be sure you've done the following:

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Can I use Outlook Express or Outlook to access my MSN Hotmail account?

Can I use Outlook Express or Outlook to access my MSN Hotmail account? This is a great question for a number of different reasons. Both Outlook Express/Outlook and MSN Hotmail are part of the vast MSN empire. MSN stands for MicroSoft Network. Outlook Express and Outlook are like MSN Hotmail in that they are all email clients. You can use all three to view, read, manage, organize, write, and send your emails. The difference lies in what you have to do to use them. Outlook Express and Outlook are stand alone email clients. That means that you don’t have to be online and go through a webpage to use them. If you are surfing the web and see an email address, and you want to send an email to that particular person, whether it’s a journalist whose article you want to respond to or Support that you want to contact, you click on that hotlink email. Chances are that then the email client that will come up is Outlook or Outlook Express. MSN Hotmail differs from Outlook and Outlook Express. It’s a free email service (unless you use MSN Hotmail Premium), and like most free email services, you can only access MSN Hotmail online, through the webpage.

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Can I get someone's name and address from their IP address?

Can I get someone's name and address from their IP address? This is a great question. There are a lot of myths and rumors that swirl around the Internet about IP addresses. I read a question on one message board on which a very, very concerned parent asked about IP addresses and stalkers. Apparently, this poor woman's kid had posted something rather mean and unflattering on someone else's blog or something like that. The owner of the website then replied to the kid. He told this kid that he had his IP address, and so he now knew his exact home address, his phone number, his name, his social security number, had access to credit cards and bank accounts, knew his work address, and basically every single confidential and private piece of information that you could know about a person and, of course, that he was going to come and get this poor kid.

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What is Skype and how do I use it?

Skype is a peer-to-peer Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network. This means you are able to transmit voice communications over the Internet. Skype works on all popular operating systems including Windows, Mac, Linux, Pocket PC and many Cell phones. It was founded in 2003 by a couple of entrepreneurs, Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. The Skype Group has since been acquired by eBay as of October 2005.

Skype is a little piece of software that makes it easy, fun and cheap to communicate with people around the world. If both you and the person you are communicating with are on Skype, it's free. This includes chatting, voice and video conferencing. Skype generates revenue by offering features such as making and receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, as well as voicemail and call forwarding. Skype is available in 27 languages and is used in almost every country around the world.

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How do I change the size of my email display text?

You may want to change the size of the text for reading your email. This may happen for a variety of reasons. If you change to a laptop or get a smaller monitor, you may have trouble reading the smaller print. Also, if you are using your email on a projection screen while teaching a class, you may need to make it as large as possible. Additionally, you may want to shrink the text display size so you can maximize your screen space on a monitor.

Technology both in software and hardware continues to change. As technology improves you may find yourself trying to read email on smaller portable screens. Or you may find yourself with a large flat screen monitor and you may want to decrease your text size in order to maximize your screen. Whatever your situation is, you should be able to find a method or methods to create the proper resolution and text size for your computer.

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How do I resolve my MSN Hotmail sign in problems?

You could be having difficulty signing in to MSN Hotmail email account for various reasons. We will explore some of these hang-ups and some troubleshooting solutions you might want to try.

If the only problem you are having with your computer is your email account, the easiest fixes include:

 Check to make sure your sign-in name is typed in correctly. Although most sign-in names are not case-sensitive, some names are.
 Your Hotmail account may have expired. A Hotmail account is deleted if it is not used during the first 10 days after you register or for any consecutive 60 days. Because Hotmail cannot reactivate a deleted account, you must register for a new Hotmail account.

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How can I connect to my home computer from work?

You may have a need or desire to connect to your home computer from work. There are several factors that you must consider before trying to connect. Most importantly, will your work allow it and if it does will they help support it.

Your best method to find access to home would be to approach your IT department and see if they have software that supports access. Many companies realize that employees work at home and offer support to access files at home. Other companies feel that accessing home computers put their networks at risk because they can't control the security of home computers. If home computers are hacked by thieves then they could potentially gain access to the company through the home computer.

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What is email greylisting?

You may ask what email greylisting is. This is a new way email users have created to deal with spam.

Email whitelisting and blacklisting is a method used to filter your email. If you don't want email from a certain email address, then you add that email address to your blacklist. If you are positive you want all email from a certain email address, then you can add that address to your whitelist and all email sent from that address will bypass your email filters.

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What is email whitelisting and blacklisting?

Email whitelisting and blacklisting is a method used to filter your email. If you don't want email from a certain email address, then you add that email address to your blacklist. If you are positive you want all email from a certain email address, then you can add that address to your whitelist and all email sent from that address will bypass your email filters.

An advertising technique companies have become fond of using is SPAM. Spamming is the abuse of email to send unsolicited and undesired bulk messages. These messages are most often sent via email.

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How to change your MSN Hotmail password

You can change your MSN Hotmail password fairly easy once you know how. However, you must know your current password in order to change it. If you have forgotten your current password, then it is impossible to change your MSN Hotmail password with one exception which will be explained later.

You should change your password periodically. A software program can figure out your password if it has enough time. A good suggestion would be every two months. You will probably want to write it down because if you change the password and then immediately go on a week long vacation, you may find yourself not knowing how to log into your account. Then you will not be able to change your password with one exception.

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How can I tell if email I sent has been read by the recipient?

You want to know if somebody read the email. The quick and best answer is, there is no way to tell for sure if somebody has read your email.

The problem with this request is that not all systems `talk' to each other the same. Computers support many different styles of email and some support multiple email accounts. Often a person will have a hotmail or yahoo email account for playing around on the internet and then use another account for their personal email. At work, the Information Systems Team often has their own email infrastructure that isn't supported on home computers. Because of these differences, it is often hard to tell if an email has been received, opened or much less read.
However, there are several methods you can use to attempt to find out if a person has read your email. Most email programs have a delivery confirmation option that you can choose when sending an email. Without getting too specific with technical terms, not all programs support the same type of requests. So you can check the confirmation option, but the receivers email program may not support that mail feature.

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How can I find out what program keeps popping up in my taskbar then disappearing?

When your computer is first starting many programs are initiated. When these programs start, they may take minutes or just seconds or a fraction of a second to pop up and get started. If this is the pop up then your probably don’t have too much to be concerned about. However, you can still find a way to look at the pop up. Each case is different, but you should be able to find one technique that will fit your given situation.

The simplest technique would be to look in your start up folder and see what programs are starting up at this time. It may be very simple to figure out. You may be surprised how many programs are started at this point.

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What is Skype and how do I use it?

What is Skype?

Skype is a peer-to-peer Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network. This means you are able to transmit voice communications over the Internet. Skype works on all popular operating systems including Windows, Mac, Linux, Pocket PC and many Cell phones. It was founded in 2003 by a couple of entrepreneurs, Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. The Skype Group has since been acquired by eBay as of October 2005.

Skype is a little piece of software that makes it easy, fun and cheap to communicate with people around the world. If both you and the person you are communicating with are on Skype, it's free. This includes chatting, voice and video conferencing. Skype generates revenue by offering features such as making and receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, as well as voicemail and call forwarding. Skype is available in 27 languages and is used in almost every country around the world.

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How do I install additional network protocols like ipx or netbeui?

TCP/IP, IPX, and NETBEUI are all protocols that you can run a network with. The World Wide Web internet communicates using the TCP/IP protocol. This means a computer must also use this protocol if it wants to communicate using the web. However, you can install and use IPX or NETBUEI on your personal network. The advantages of using IPX or NETBUEI are that they do not require all of the hardware that TCP/IP requires and they can be easier to set up.

If you are only using a few computers and printers on a small local area network, then IPX or NETBUEI may be the best protocol for you to use. You will have to evaluate your specific needs.

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Maximize Your "Froogling" for Increased Website Profits

Are you familiar with Froogle? If you are an online merchant, you certainly should be.

Froogle is Googles product search engine and was launched as a beta product in December 2002. Froogles significance is in its ability to generate free qualified visitor traffic for online merchant productsassuming they gain maximum exposure.

What can maximum exposure in Froogle produce for online merchants? Merchants who have pursued Froogle maximization for their products have reported significant traffic and associated sales increases. One merchant generated over $19,000 in less than 20 days. Examples like this suggest that Froogle maximization is a worth-while strategy.

There are multiple ways to access Froogle, both voluntarily and involuntarily. Involuntarily methods include Google spidering your product web pages and adding them to their Froogle product index, or if you have a Yahoo or eBay store, your products may be automatically indexed. However, the most effective way to access Froogle comes through voluntarily actions on your part through submitting a data feed (txt file) directly to Froogle.

Yet rather than going into details about Froogle data feed submission techniques and requirements, the focus of this article is on highlighting the most important strategies for gaining maximum exposure.

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Why Is Spam Such a Problem?

Spam can be a lot more damaging than you might think. Obviously, they are the most annoying thing that you can receive through your inbox, but it goes deeper than that. If you are like the millions of other internet email users, you know that sending and receiving email is a free service that comes with your internet service.

Internet service providers are great for providing you with a way to send letters to your friends and family while saving you the cost of postage and envelopes. You can even send cards for free with an email address. But don't let the free service make you think that you don't actually have to pay for it. Let me explain.

Internet service providers and web hosts do not get their email services for free. They have to pay for something that we do not have to pay for as consumers. They have to pay for bandwidth. That might not mean much to you, but for these companies, it means that they are forced to produce mass emails, and this means that their costs increase as well.

It may not seem to be a matter for the mere consumer, but let me tell you that this does affect you; here is how:

Since they are forced to send mass emails, which in turn raise their costs for service, you as the receiver are forced to pay more money for you internet service. This in a way helps ISP's to reduce their overhead costs.

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A Basic Introduction to Blogging

Web logging first appeared on the net in the mid-1990s. The term web log was initially coined refer to a servers log file and then expanded to include the meaning of online personal journaling. Later on, to avoid confusion, the word blog was adopted to refer to personal journaling. Today a blog is defined as an online publication where an author puts his or her personal thoughts and opinions from the most intimate to corporate ideas, concerns or events, in chronological order on the net.

Although, there are as many kinds of blogs on line as there are people, most of these will roughly fall into these kind of bloggers: Personal Bloggers (the original use of blogging), then there are the organizational and business Bloggers.

Organizational blogs are meant to facilitate communications between its internal and external audiences. It may also provide information for the external publics use.

Business blogs promote products or services for profit. They also increase awareness about the company, as well as establish itself as an authority with customers, vendors, through publications that demonstrate their expertise in the market.

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Do You And Your Website Have Credibility?

I recently received an unsolicited e-mail from some company offering me their search engine optimization services for $199. Even though I had absolutely no interest in the offer, just out of curiosity, I decided to check out this company with the various search engines.

Incredibly, they were nowhere to be found! I couldn't find them on Google, Yahoo, Dogpile, anywhere! That's because they didn't really exist. They never did. They were just another one of the many prevalent e-mail scams out there.

The point is, even though I had zero interest in their offer, had I been interested, this company's credibility was totally shot, for two reasons: First of all, for spamming me and secondly for obviously being a scam at best.

Another time, I was surfing the Internet, checking out different business opportunities to review for one of my clients, when I came across this company selling "turnkey" website packages for $1295 and up. As I was reading the information about the various packages they had to offer, I came across their various addresses and telephone numbers.

Again, after doing some checking, I discovered those addresses didn't even exist. In addition, the company was based in Israel and the only type of payment they would accept were wire transfers.

Anyway, there were more than enough red flags and alarm bells for me to get the picture pretty quickly. This company was an obvious scam and I advised my client of that fact.

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50 Ways To Use Your Website

A website is the most versatile and cost-effective marketing tool on the market. It is also an investment. After all, you are building a shopfront. In a nutshell, you can use your website to:

Enhance your professional image
1. Look professional and as BIG as large corporations.
2. Pre-sell yourself to new clients even before you meet them.
3. Supply a meaningful and intuitive address related to your type of service. It is easier to remember www.marketingcues.com rather than a long ISP email address such as www.yourInternetServiceProvidername.com/~marketingcues.
4. Provide a permanent address with up-to-date contact details and opening hours. You can change Internet Service Provider or move physical premises and your customers will always find you and your marketing efforts are not lost.

Boost confidence in your business
5. Demonstrate your knowledge and expertise with tips, articles and editorials.
6. Build your credibility by displaying awards and providing testimonials.
7. Encourage potential clients. A free web hosting address can look dubious and show less commitment to your business.
8. Give staff details to humanise your business, to show that you are "real" people.
9. Provide background information on your business.

Provide current and useful information
10. Publish a catalogue or portfolio of your products and services.
11. Inform your visitors about the benefits and applications of your products.
12. Categorise information according to target audiences. For example, discuss benefits of a dishwasher to potential buyers and give installation instructions to installers.
13. Arrange table of comparisons of product specifications and prices to help your client's decision making.
14. Publish a newsletter.
15. List upcoming products, services, events.

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How to Get More Visitors to Your Website

When you were five or ten years old you may have played the game of hide and seek where the object was to avoid being found. The longer you could stay hidden and the harder it was to be discovered the better.

As a business owner or someone responsible for marketing a business you want to do the opposite. Instead of remaining hidden from view, you want to make it as easy as possible for members of your target market to find you again and again.

You may have a PhD, worked for big name clients, provide outstanding service or have a new ground breaking product but if people can't find you it is tough to build revenue. What you want is to be found so prospects contact you and you can convert them to client status.

What happens when someone is looking for a new product or service? More and more customers and consumers use the internet to search for the goods and services they need, to the point that 'google' has become a verb. They may also use the search engines provided by Yahoo, AOL and MSN.

A prospect types in a set of keywords, your name or your company name into a search engine, with Google being used by far the most frequently. Can they find your website? Go to www.Google.com and try the following three tests:

1. If a prospect hasn't heard of your company they won't be searching for your firm by name. Instead they will be searching using keywords that describe the problem they want solved or the type of information they are looking for. If they are looking for ways to motivate employees, that's what they will type in the search box. If they are looking for adventure vacation ideas for Costa Rica, they'll enter that in the search box.

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Cash In Your Blog - 4 Ways to Profit From The Hidden Revenue In Your Blog

Most webmasters and online business owners know that a blog can bring you additional revenue from advertising, and more traffic from search engines. Then theres the additional benefit of having a great way to spark productive dialogue between you and your prospects.

But did you know that your blog itself may be worth thousand of dollars to you in its present form?

The day I learned that my blog held such hidden treasure was one of those happy accidents that can make life such a fun adventure. All I wanted to do was find out why some of my newsletter subscribers had not crossed over to my blog audience.

In an informal poll, I found that many of the fans of my newsletter were overwhelmed with the amount of free information on my site, and felt that theyd never catch up to reading it all.

This led to several discoveries about how I could find a way to make the information more accessible to them without disrupting the enjoyment of my feed subscribers.

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Learn How To Make Data Backup Over The Internet!

Why should you backup your data on the Internet?

There are several reasons.

* The backup is located at a secure place for away from your computer.
* It's is easy to do.
* Free available disk space on your web site can be used for storage.
* Disk space on remote server can be used for storage.
* Its a practical backup solution for small businesses and home users.
* Its gives extra security for documents and files.

There are basically three different types of data backup you can make!

* Full Backup of the hard disk.
* Full disk image backup for fast recovery.
* Backup of specific files and folders.

Online backup of a complete hard disk is not practical to do. Although, it can be done. The size requirement and the transfer speed over the Internet makes it yet not powerful enough to do. However in the future complete backup of hard disks online will be more common. Backup over the Internet is best suited for storing limited numbers of specific files and folders.

To do this you need an FTP software which makes it possible to move files over the internet. FTP stand for "file transfer protocol" and is the most commonly used method of transferring files between computers over the Internet.

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An Overview Of Pay Per Click Search Engine Fundamentals

Forbes magazine has reported that pay per click ad sales are expected to increase to at least $8 billion by 2008.

The three fundamental core elements that form the basis of a successful pay per click advertising program are constant monitoring, analysis, and refinement.

Pay per click search engines offer a way to buy your way to the top of search results for any term you wish. With proper management, and a clear focus, pay per click search engines can offer some of the most well targeted and economical advertising on the Internet.

Pay per click advertising works through a bidding process, and the ads appear prominently on the results pages of search engines such as Google and Yahoo. The highest bidder for a particular word or phrase receives top placement, and depending on the engine, the top three to five bidders also generally also receive placement on the first page of unpaid search results.

Fundamental questions to be addressed when formulating a pay per click search engine strategy should include the following:

When is the top pay per click bid necessary for highest conversion, and when will bidding for a second or third place position create a more attractive return on investment (ROI)?

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6 Ways That Blogging Can Save You Money

Even though Ive had several personal blogs for years, Ive only been officially business blogging since 2003. So in going back over expenses for the last quarter, you can imagine my shock when I realized that my overall business costs were down about 19%. What saved me so much money? Surprisingly, blogging.

How can you save money with your blog? It's pretty simple, so I'll be brief.

Attract search engine traffic without paying the big bucks

If you want Google, Yahoo and MSN to pay attention to you, blog.

It doesn't have to be a whole new site, just add a directory to your existing site and start blogging. Most blog software solutions are either cheap or free.

And you can find out most basic blog information online for free (really, sometimes just typing your question into Google will do it.) by people who've actually done it. For less than $100, you can build a small library of blog tips and secrets, written by successful business bloggers.

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Tools for Online Tracking

In order to determine which advertising and marketing efforts are effective you must have ways to measure the results of those efforts. Alerts and instant notifications can be instrumental in monitoring search engine position, trademarked terms, monitoring competitors and staying abreast of online occurrences. And, of course, the notification can be used for "ego searches".

Ego Searches What is an ego search? Find out where your name or company is mentioned, view forum posts or online articles that mention your name or company.

Trademarks The best offense is a good defense. By monitoring newsgroups or search engines for trademarked terms, you often head off a future conflict. As a trademark owner, it is your responsibility to actively protect your mark. Otherwise, you could lose your trademark rights. Monitoring tools send immediate notification should any suspected trademark infringements occur.

Search Position Statistics show that more than 85% of Internet users find web sites with the help of the search engines. Therefore, a website's search engine position is crucial to its success. Prudent webmasters regularly check their search engine position. Monitoring fluctuations and re-indexing of major search engines affects keyword terms and phrases. Monitoring of positions will alert webmasters to any shifts before sales decline.

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Learn How to Make Data Backup Over the Internet!

Why should you backup your data on the Internet?

There are several reasons.

* The backup is located at a secure place far away from your computer.
* It's is easy to do.
* Free available disk space on your web site can be used for storage.
* Disk space on remote server can be used for storage.
* Its a practical backup solution for small businesses and home users.
* Its gives extra security for documents and files.

There are basically three different types of data backup you can make!

* Full Backup of the hard disk.
* Full disk image backup for fast recovery.
* Backup of specific files and folders.

Online backup of a complete hard disk is not practical to do. Although, it can be done. The size requirement and the transfer speed over the Internet makes it yet not powerful enough to do. However in the future complete backup of hard disks online will be more common. Backup over the Internet is best suited for storing limited numbers of specific files and folders.

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Making Your Website More Compelling

The Internet is a remarkable publishing medium. With just a little effort, you can make your web pages visually irresistible by playing with color, shapes and text. Whether your websites are already launched or you're ready to create your first few, use the 3 simple steps below to kick things up a notch and make your sites professional and appealing.

Step 1: Grab People's Attention with a Photo or Graphic.

Without a logo or visual image to represent the central offering on your web page, you are asking potential clients to immediately take a big leap and dive into your text. Why risk the possibility of them not reading your important message? People browsing the web are notoriously impatient. Capture their attention with a photo/graphic before they click off your site.

Choose the perfect image from Photodisc, ClipArt or Corbis for as little as $9 to $90 per image. Human beings are visual creatures. Consider your favorite magazine for a moment. Would it still be your favorite if it used only text on its cover this month?

Step 2: Boost the credibility of your service or product by using a professional color scheme.

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Cyber Alert

As a computer and internet user you now have a fresh source of information to protect your computer from the increasingly devious and deadly virus attacks which seem to be coming more and more frequently of late.

The government has set up a program, called the National Cyber Alert System a part of the Department of Homeland Security. Once you've signed up you'll receive email alerts about significant computer virus attacks and detailed information you can use to protect your computer from that virus. These alerts may also include notifications about occasional weaknesses discovered in the security of various commercial software products and, presumably, preventive steps one can take to eliminate that weakness.

The alert system is not part of the Department of Homeland Security's colorized warning system, which reflects the current perceived national terrorist threat level.

The email alerts won't be issued on a regular basis but will be released as often as the need arises. More information on these cyber alerts can be had at www.us-cert.gov

By LauraQuarantiello Tiare Publications Group

Laura Quarantiello is the author of "Cyber Crime" a plain English guide on how to protect yourself from computer criminals, avoid identity theft, threats to your children, viruses, spam and more. For information: http://www.tiare.com/cyber.htm

Search Engine Optimization For Blogs

Blogging software is really a simple Content Management System (CMS) that easily adds new pages and integrates them into your site's navigational structure and linkage.

Blogs and blog posts are naturally search engine friendly because they are text-rich, link-rich, frequently-updated webpages that use stylesheets or CSS, and have very little extraneous HTML.

Optimizing a blog is very similar to optimizing a website, and optimizing a blog post similar to optimizing a web page. But depending on the blogging service or software you use, the results may look somewhat different.

If you follow some simple rules for search engine optimization, your blog can rank much higher than static website pages in the search engine results pages.

Here are the most important rules to follow to get your posts listed for keywords of your choice.


1. Use your primary keyword in your blog domain

Whether you purchase a separate domain (recommended) for your blog, or host it on a blogging service or a subdomain of your own site, try to ensure that your URL contains the primary keyword you want to optimize for.

For example, if you want your blog to get found for the keyword "rss" get a domain with the keyword "rss", or use the keyword in a subdomain as in http://ebizwhiz-publishing.com/rssnews/

Getting a domain name with your own name might make for good branding, especially if yours is a personal blog.

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Five Credibility Boosting Elements for Web Sites

Who are you, really? And why should I trust you? Without face-to-face contact or a trusted intermediary who has vouched for you, visitors to your web site often have these two questions paramount in their minds when considering doing business with you. Use these five elements to boost your perceived trustworthiness and coax possible customers to step forward and buy.

1. Contact information. This is the easiest credibility booster to implement. Yet amazingly, many businesses ignore the power of simply stating where they're located on the planet and providing a telephone number and email address. Without real-world ways to contact you, some visitors will wonder whether you have something to hide and whether you can be relied on to deliver the goods. With contact information, you come across as legitimate and more reliable.

2. Photos. You don't need Hollywood-style looks to make an impact by including your photo on your site. So long as you aren't frowning or looking depressed, a photo makes you seem more real, appealing and accessible. Likewise, pictures of your company location or of your sales reps who are clearly not models but actual staff members help bring your company to life. And it's easier than ever to add the dimension of voice to a site via an audio welcome. To get a credibility boost from it, record this message yourself instead of hiring a professional.

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9 Ways To Make Your Website More Presentable

Your website works as your spokesperson presenting the message you wish to convey. Thinking in terms of this analogy often helps you to look at your website from a different angle and make visitor-friendly changes.

Imagine a situation - you have to make an announcement about an exciting event or an opportunity. You have appointed a spokesperson to make a presentation on your behalf to an audience consisting of invitees, interested persons and on-lookers. How would you like her to perform? Your website should do the job of a real, living spokesperson. Following considerations will make your website more presentable.

1) Main Theme - The presentation in the above example has been organized for a particular occasion. Similarly each webpage should be built around a particular theme. It doesn't help if too much information is given on a webpage on seemingly unrelated issues.

2) Fast Opening - You would certainly not like your spokesperson to be late and make your audience impatient. When a visitor clicks URL of your webpage or is redirected there, the webpage should open real fast. Your webpage gets just a few seconds to engage your visitor's attention. You would like your visitors to spend those few seconds looking at your webpage rather than waiting for the webpage to open.

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Orient Your First-time Web Site Visitor

Imagine spinning someone around so profoundly and for so long that when you finally tell them to open their eyes, they ask "Where am I?" not knowing if they are even on the same continent they started from. When someone comes to your web site from a search engine or through a link from another site, it's like that for them. They may have little or no context within which to understand your home page - or another page deep within your site that they've landed on.

By imagining and engineering your site for that profoundly disoriented visitor, you can add subtle clues and explicit messages to your site that orient the person arriving at your site from who knows where. You can do this without "dumbing down" your presentation in any way, turning confused visitors into converted ones.

For instance, while judging sites for the Webby Awards, I've sometimes found myself at a home page about a city that appears justifiably proud of itself for all that it's achieved, yet I haven't a clue what state or province or even what country that city is located in. It's easier to appreciate what you're reading if you know that Kamloops is in British Columbia, Canada and not in Scotland or New Zealand.

Likewise, when people are searching for a service provider and you do what you do only in a specific geographical area, say so right on your home page. For instance, if you provide emergency on-site technical support throughout Southern Vermont, say so. You'll have fewer potential clients clicking away in confusion and have fewer inappropriate phone or email inquiries to deal with.

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Does Email Work?

Have you noticed how much email marketers are sounding like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz lately: "Filters and spammers and laws, Oh My!"

Pretty much everywhere I go I hear people reading the obituary of email marketing. Everywhere, that is, except the companies that actually measure the effectiveness of real-life email campaigns.

Here are the real-world results Double Click found for the second quarter of 2003:

For every 1,000 emails sent, here are the average results:

919 actually get delivered 366 get opened by the recipient 69 generate a site visit 2.65 people buy $98.48 is the average sale

Does that sound impressive? Let me put it in slightly different terms:

On average-not just in the perfect campaign, this is average-when someone sends out 1 million emails, they generate 2,650 sales for a total dollar volume of (drum roll please.)

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Do I Need A Feed?

Do I Need an RSS Feed? RSS has been around for more than 10 years but has only recently become popular. RSS provides headlines and summaries of information in a concise and standardized way.

Benefits for Publishers

1.) Avoid Spam Filters
Statisticians estimate that 70% of the email transferred each day is spam (unsolicited email). With that statistic, even opt-in users risk losing valuable messages in the cesspool of spam. RSS feeds effectively nullify spam as an issue. Requesting feeds allow users to maintain complete control over the content they view. Users can easily opt-in and out of feeds that provide content of interest or importance.


2.) Expanded Reach RSS allows publishers to reach a number of new and different markets that typically are less crowded with competition. Many small businesses are often slow to adopt or learn new technologies, giving businesses that lead the way a competitive advantage.

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5 Little Known Ways To Generate Free Traffic

Most people have the notion that generating traffic is a one-off event, and it involves spending huge sums of money on advertising.

Nothing can be further from the truth.

First of all, it's possible to open up streams of autopilot traffic geometrically, surely and steadily over time.

Secondly, it costs next to nothing to do it, if you know how.

Here are 5 instantly implementable methods to open up new traffic streams without needing to spend a dime.

Free Traffic Method #1: Contribute Content

Writing an ebook is a time consuming and arduous task. In comparison, writing a chapter of rock solid content is much easier and more achievable.

I've personally been invited to contribute content to many people's info-products, usually in the form of 'chapters', and this has resulted in a lots of quality traffic that is not only free, but presold.

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Web Content Writing: Combining Links and Content

When you write for a web page there is a great attraction for using hyper-links. Even I cannot resist the temptation of linking different pages to a single paragraph just to encapsulate lots of information in short text.

Although a web page is mostly written in a hyper-text language, it does not mean we use hyper-links at the drop of a hat. They are extremely useful, no denying that, but an over-dosage can end up utterly distracting the reader.

Just as a side note, when I talk of links, I don't mean the navigation links. Whenever I mention hyper-links, they are the links, for instance:

A web page content writer can be searched for either on Yahoo! or on Google but Amrit Hallan has written many articles on copywriting and web content writing.

There are so many links in the above paragraph to take the reader somewhere else. Here, they might be solving some purpose because I want to promote myself, but if I just insert hyper-links to show I have lots of information, it can prove to be really distracting.

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10 Secrets To Improving Your Website's Conversion Ratio

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According to the so-called experts, a decent conversion ratio is right around one percent. In other words, one out of every one hundred visitors to your website converts to a sale.

Personally, I think you should ignore what the experts say, and strive to achieve as high a conversion ratio as possible. You should never be satisfied. You should always be looking for ways to improve your conversion ratio. My website consistently converts anywhere from 3 to 5 percent, and often converts as high as ten percent!

Unless you're selling a big-ticket item and making $100 or more per sale, it's extremely difficult to make any real money with only a one percent conversion ratio.

Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, and if your website is attracting hundreds or even thousands of visitors a day, then obviously you can do quite well with a one percent or lower conversion ratio.

But what if you don't have that kind of traffic--and most websites don't. Then what? What if you're selling a $20 e-book and you're only attracting a hundred visitors a day to your website? With a one percent conversion ratio, that means your website is making a measly $20 a day. And believe me, that's much more common than you realize.

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The Internet - a numbers game....

If you take a close look at this 'working online' business, you will see that it is quite simply a numbers game (this is actually the case with most if not all businesses).

At the most basic level, building a successful website is just a matter of getting sufficient visitors to the site and ensuring that some of them purchase something. I am a firm believer that you can sell pretty much anything if the price is right and whilst your products may not appeal to everyone, they will appeal to someone.

So, back to the numbers game. Once you know the percentage of visitors to your site that will actually buy something (the conversion ratio), you can give yourself something to aim for.....

If one out of every 100 visitors buys something then you have a conversion ratio of 1% (which online is actually not that bad). This means that 500 visitors to your site should result in five sales.

To increase the number of sales there are a couple of things you could do. Firstly, you could increase your conversion ratio by improving your sales page or reducing your prices etc. Alternatively, you could work the numbers game and increase your traffic - you already know that 500 visitors will give you five sales so if you can get 1000 visitors to your site, you should generate ten sales (assuming that the quality of the traffic is equal to or better than that which you are already receiving).

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20 Ways To Increase Website Traffic and eBook Sales

Here's a fast, easy list for you. Use it as checklist to see what you need to do to increase traffic. Or use it as a review list if you have already been working on improving your website traffic. It will help you find ways that you might have known or forgotten.

1. People love to receive free or win free stuff, whether they really need it or want it. A free eBook is perfect to satisfy those needs over the Internet. They will visit your website to get the free valuable information.

2. Give away the full version of your eBook in exchange for testimonials. You can use these customer statements to improve your ads' effectiveness.

3. When you create an eBook, you change your image to "Expert." This will gain people's trust and they will buy your main product or service quicker.

4. Publish your website in eBook format. Put the eBook on a disk or CD-ROM then include it with your direct mail packages. This can increase the number of people that buy your product or service.

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20 Website Mistakes That Cost Me Three Years and $22,000

"Learn from others mistakes," my Mom always advised me. Learn from mine, save three precious marketing years, tons of frustration, energy, and come out way ahead of the game. Best of all, you probably didn't lose thousands of dollars like I did.

1. If you use a shopping cart, check if the zip code request appears before the city and state on the order form. Most carts don't to this. Why is this important? Because if ordering is not easy, I mean real easy, for your buyers, they drop out in the process. Ordering should be as effortless as possible for the purchaser.

If the zip code is before the city and state and is set to drop their city and state into the next two fields automatically, it saves the purchaser's time. Believe it or not, this one "little" item leaves a memory chip and they will remember the experience in the future. Did you know that 60% of buyers opt-out and don't complete the transaction because of the little things.

2. Do you have boxes or radial buttons that they need to check off in the ordering process? Yes, then go ahead and fill-in the checkmark in for them. Let them uncheck it if they do not want the choice you are gave them. Again, making it easier to buy from you and reduce the chance of them leaving before completing the transaction.

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How Bad Search Terms Can Booby Trap Your Content

Web users type in some pretty far-out search terms when looking for information online. People are in a hurry and often don't bother with spelling, correct syntax, or logical phrasing. So they enter terms like:

"girl sport shorts" "car used for sale" "copywriting engine optimization search services"

Those terms end up in lists of keyword phrases churned out by keyword suggestion tools such as Overture's. Hard to believe but Overture claims that last term is queried over 5 times a day... respectable numbers but how on earth do you write a term like that into copy that flows and makes sense?

Those of us who write search engine optimized copy have to face this dilemma regularly:

Do we use a slightly bent phrase that is frequently searched on? Or do we opt for a safer, more correct term? The answer can be found simply by looking at the mangled copy that results from using offbeat or grammatically garbled search terms.

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Google Proof Your Site with Links

Let me try reading your mind. You're thinking, "What? Google proof my site with links? I thought links helped Google rank my pages higher?"

And you're absolutely right. They do.

But links do something else. They give you a backup source of traffic for those days, weeks, or months when Google spasms out. Something content alone can't do.

So while content and on-page optimization count, to me links are what separates the men from the boys.

Now links come in three flavors:

Directory Links Reciprocal Links One Way Links

Let's briefly cover each.

====> Directory Links
Unlike some, I'm not especially enamoured with directory links. For me their role has been to serve as the initial link(s) for a site so Google can find it. Other than that I find them more trouble than they're worth. Unless they're specifically targeted to your niche.

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Google's Trap, DMOZ's Nap, And Yahoo!'s Crap

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On November 16th, 2003, Google commenced an update (the Florida update) which had a catastrophic effect for a very large number of websites and, in the process, turned search engine optimization upside down. It is common to give alphabetical names to Google's updates in the very same way that names are given to hurricanes, and this one became known as "Florida".

In a nutshell, a vast number of pages, many of which had ranked at or near the top of the results for a very long time, suddenly disappeared from the results altogether.

To so many on the Internet, Google has become the omnipotent "hand of God" and it's sickening! Why are so many people falling into the trap of optimizing their website's to cater to Google's ever-changing algorithms? I refuse to play that game! I personally could care less about my search engine rankings. I never have. My search engine rankings go up and down like a yo-yo! They have for years. Yet, I'm still able to comfortably support myself and my family.

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5 Tips To Explode Your Site Traffic

One thing you can never have too much of online is web site traffic. If you're looking for ways to drive more visitors to your site, try these traffic generating tips.


TRAFFIC TIP #1: Develop Several Pages Focused On Particular Keywords

Search Engine specialists don't recommend using external doorway or gateway pages, since sites are being penalized for having duplicate pages. Instead, develop several webpages on your site, each of which is focused on a different keyword or key phrase. For example, rather than listing all your services on a single webpage, try developing a separate one for each. These pages will rank higher for their keywords since they contain targeted rather than general content. And since not many people are doing this yet you'll find it's possible to get several top 10 rankings.


TRAFFIC TIP #2: Pay Super Affiliates To Promote Your Site

Hand pick webmasters with popular sites or list owners with large, responsive lists and offer them $100 just for signing up for your affiliate program and promoting your link. With this approach you'll definitely get their attention and ensure that you sign up real affiliates who will actively promote your products and services. Even just 3 or 4 of these affiliates can cause a substantial increase in your site's traffic (and your sales!).

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How To Dramatically Improve Your Website's Conversion Ratio

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According to the so-called experts, a decent conversion ratio is right around one percent. In other words, one out of every one hundred visitors to your website converts to a sale.

Personally, I think a one percent conversion ratio sucks! My website consistently converts right around ten percent. And so do a lot of my Internet marketing collegues. I can assure you, the websites of superstars like Marlon Sanders, Terry Dean and others convert a lot higher than one percent.

Why? Well, besides knowing what we're doing, we're also ultra-competitive and don't settle for mediocre results. And with very few exceptions, a one percent conversion ratio is mediocre.

Unless you're selling a big-ticket item and making $100 or more per sale, it's extremely difficult to make any real money with only a one percent conversion ratio.

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A Fundamental Overview Of Pay Per Click Search Engines

Forbes magazine has reported that pay per click ad sales are expected to increase to at least $8 billion by 2008.

The three fundamental core elements that form the basis of a successful pay per click ad program are constant monitoring, analysis, and refinement.

Pay per click search engines offer a way to buy your way to the top of search results for any term you wish. With proper management, and a clear focus, pay per click search engines can offer some of the most well targeted and economical advertising on the Internet.

Pay per click advertising works through a bidding process, and the ads appear prominently on the results pages of search engines such as Google and Yahoo. The highest bidder for a particular word or phrase receives top placement, and depending on the engine, the top three to five bidders also generally also receive placement on the first page of unpaid search results.

Fundamental questions to be addressed when formulating a pay per click search engine strategy include the following:

When is the top pay per click bid necessary for highest conversion, and when will bidding for a second or third place position create a more attractive return on investment (ROI)?

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Get Top Search Engine Ranking Using Keyword Strategies

Your prospects type in keywords into search engines to find your web site. Implementing simple keyword strategies can dramatically improve your search engine ranking and web traffic.

Many search engines and directories read the information in the META tags of web pages to index and cannot index your site without them. META tags are hidden in your HTML code. The web visitor does not see them. The most important META tags for search engine indexing are the title and http://www.startasecretarialbusiness.com/reprint/meta-tags. description tags. To see what META tags look like go to html

Other search engines use the description and site title you provide when registering a site. Some search engines use the text in web pages, especially the first words, sentences, or paragraphs to list web pages. That's why it's vital to place your most relevant keywords in your headline and the first paragraph of each page. Follow these tips to write effective keywords, page titles, and site descriptions.

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Why Pay-Per-Inclusion Search Engines are Dying

A Pay-Per-Inclusion search engine is a service in which a search engine charges you a certain amount to spider and include your website in its database. For this fee, regular repeated spiderings are guaranteed, so you are sure to be indexed.

However, rankings are not guaranteed. These pages have no advantage over any page submitted for free. A few years ago, pay-per-inclusion search engines such as Inktomi, Altavista, Ask Jeeves and Yahoo were introduced. However, they have failed badly and have lost traffic to Google.

Why Google is Tops

Google built the LARGEST search engine database because it refused to adopt the pay-per-inclusion model. By allowing every website to submit its pages free, it built an enormous database of websites. Good news for everyone searching Google's database!

Google's competitors were unable to deliver the same results, partly because they had fewer websites to choose from. If you charge for entry into a search engine, you eliminate over 90% of the websites on the Net which cannot justify such a fee.

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Google Adwords and the Lost Art of Copywriting

Tens of thousands of businesses, large and small, use Google Adwords and Overture Match (from Yahoo!) to advertise their products and services on the Internet. An entire industry, loosely known as "Search Engine Marketing" (SEM for short) has grown up to support this new advertising medium. To date, very little independent analysis (as opposed to analysis by industry players) has been published to demonstrate the effectiveness of these vehicles to advertisers. Still, businesses seem to be using Adwords and Overture in droves.

Briefly stated, Adwords and Overture enable you to run advertisements on search engines and other websites, the display of the ads being triggered by "keywords." Hence, if you sell "red widgets," you would choose "red widgets" as one of your keyword phrases. When a computer user enters "red widgets" as their search term on Google or Yahoo!, your ad may appear in or adjacent to the unpaid search results. How high up on the page, and how frequently your ad appears, depends upon your "bid," or how much you are willing to pay for a user to click on your ad (which leads back to your website). Administering your campaign can get a whole lot more complicated than this, but it gives you the idea in a nutshell.

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Website Globalization

Globalize Your Website The Internet has unlocked a wide array of markets and knocked down barriers that previously prevented merchants from marketing their products on a global scale. There are a number of ways to 'globalize' a website and broaden a businesses general appeal to an international audience.

1.) Payment Options - vary from country to country, therefore offering flexible payment options are important. While PayPal might be a good option for consumer-oriented products, this service is not widely used by businesses and is only available to customers in specific countries. In order to attract global customers, businesses must provide a variety of payment options that customers, in different countries, are familiar and comfortable with.

2.) Currency Distinction - provides added convenience to a potential customer, and shows an understanding and respect for global audiences. A currency converter is a good option, especially for large companies who may be dealing with many countries. When listing prices clearly indicate the country currency, such as between US dollars and Canadian dollars. This distinction will prevent misconceptions and prevent customer dissatisfaction.

3.) Contact Information - should be given for a country code, along with the area code, when listing phone numbers. It should not be assumed that customers know the numbers to dial foreign calls. Since the standards of address formats can differ from country to country, ensure that the mailing address listed on the website is properly formatted. In this time of rapidly expanding use of numbers, if your area code changes, don't forget to change the information on your website.

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Adware - Should I be Afraid?

Developers offering downloads are paying the price for the malformed truths that have been put forth regarding downloads. While not a political campaign the smears are ever present in the adware arena.

Years ago developers saw they could monetize freeware that was becoming expensive to host. Developers began working with Ad Networks such as the former Aureate and Conducent, who imbedded advertisements in the software. The software in many cases phoned home retrieving ads. In other cases adverts were imbedded directly into the download only being removed when the software was registered. Many well known software companies, including Netscape distributed ad supported versions, which allowed users to use the software for free. Developers were compensated either by install or the number of ads served. Advertisers welcomed new revenue streams to reach potential customers.

Adware or advertising-supported software is any software application in which advertisements are displayed while the program is running. These applications include additional code that displays the ads in pop-up windows or through a bar that appears on a computer screen. Adware helps recover program development costs, and helps to hold down the price of making the application for the user, often making it free of charge. As a result of the AdWare revenue programmers were motivated to write maintain, and upgrade valuable ad-enabled software. Adware was a great consumer trade off, so were did it all go wrong?

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How to Generate Loads Of Free Traffic To Your Website!

One of the most popular ways to generate free traffic to your website these days is to use a free traffic exchange service.

A traffic exhange is website service that enables you to view someones website, and others in turn view yours. You earn credits when you view someones site, and you use those credits to have others view your site.

Internet marketers would like to know how to bring traffic to their websites quickly, without spending any money. Traffic exchanges can accomplish this.

The greatest benefit comes in when you sign up others and receive traffic from their efforts.

The different types of exchanges are start page exchanges, manual surf, and auto surf.

The key is to join more than one exchange, it could be start page, manual or auto surf exchange, and promote them to get referrals.

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Plan Your Web Site for Profits

Most businesses fail to plan for online success. Knowing your purpose, audience, and uniqueness are the first steps to developing a successful web site. Follow these three steps to position your web site for Internet profits.

Step 1: Determine Your Purpose

The first step in planning a web site is to determine what you want to accomplish. Do you want to sell products and services, find new customers, generate leads, establish credibility, or improve customer service?

The purpose of your web site will affect its content and design. Depending on your goal, you may need an email form, articles, a sales letter, product information, pictures, a secure online order form, and a shopping cart.

Step 2: Define Your Ideal Customers and Their Needs

Many web sites are trying to attract everybody. Don't make this mistake. Your web site will be more profitable when focusing on your ideal prospects who are likely to buy your products or services. Ask the following questions to create a profile of your ideal customers.

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Understanding Email Netiquette

In life, it is the moral responsibility for the elder to teach the younger, or for the experienced to teach the inexperienced. In internet life, the same moral responsibility applies in regards to correct use of email.

One large difference is that, in internet life, it is very often the younger who are the experienced. The current waves of growth in internet usage, the new users, are largely from the older generations.

Accordingly, it becomes the responsibility of the experienced users to educate and train newer users in the correct usage of email. One simple way of imparting this education to lesser experienced internet users is to politely refer them to this article, either on the page you are currently reading or at http://BestPrac.Org/articles/netiquette.htm

The internet life carries it's own versions of courtesy, privacy and security issues that all users need to know. Hence a new word has entered the vocabulary - Netiquette. (Internet etiquette.)

For example:

* In internet and email culture, ALL CAPITALS IS AKIN TO SHOUTING and is universally seen as rude and impolite.

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A Beginner's Guide to PPC's

PPC's, or pay-per-clicks, are performance-based methods of advertising. The advertiser's cost is based on how many customers take action by clicking on their link in a search engine's results. The cost can be very cheap, or it can be extremely expensive depending on what keywords are used in the ad, and how much the advertiser bids on those keywords.

Keywords are words that relate to the product, opportunity, or service that you are advertising. You select keywords so that your ad will be shown when potential customers are looking for that type of product, opportunity, or service. You then "bid" on those keywords, indicating how much you are willing to pay each time someone clicks your link as a result of your keyword listing. The more you bid, the higher your position in the search results. If your link is clicked, you pay the amount of your bid for that keyword.

For example, if you sold apples, you would probably use apple, apples, and fruit as some of your keywords. Then when a customer types "apples" into their search bar, your ad would pop up--at least in theory.

In reality what happens is hundreds, thousands, or even more sites will be listed. The prospect may never see your listing! They are not going to check every single link, they will most likely find what they are looking for in the first few pages of results. The key to getting your ad seen is to have it come up on the first page--preferably near the top. So how do you get the best position?

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Techniques to Help e-Learning

E-Learning is doubling yearly. Classes, e-courses, e-books on how-to and what-to appear by the thousands online weekly. In- person seminars and workshops are limited to location and access. e-Learning allows easy access, creation, and internationaldistribution to a whole new world of experiences -- negative and
positive.

Avid learners now feel like there is a smorgasbord laid out before them. Its like having teachers and trainers crowded into your den. Yet, no sooner do you buy one e-learning material, start reading, and another enticement grabs your attention that is suppose to be even better, even grander. The flow of new
material never seems to end -- a high percentage poorly written.

Online learning is now starting its climb up the product maturity bell curve. This means that buyers dollars are voting, demanding, more well thought-out and written material. As an avid on-line reader, I let out a deep sigh of relief and look forward for this next wave to occur across the board.

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A Beginner's Guide to PPC's

PPC's, or pay-per-clicks, are performance-based methods of advertising. The advertiser's cost is based on how many customers take action by clicking on their link in a search engine's results. The cost can be very cheap, or it can be extremely expensive depending on what keywords are used in the ad, and how much the advertiser bids on those keywords.

Keywords are words that relate to the product, opportunity, or service that you are advertising. You select keywords so that your ad will be shown when potential customers are looking for that type of product, opportunity, or service. You then "bid" on those keywords, indicating how much you are willing to pay each time someone clicks your link as a result of your keyword listing. The more you bid, the higher your position in the search results. If your link is clicked, you pay the amount of your bid for that keyword.

For example, if you sold apples, you would probably use apple, apples, and fruit as some of your keywords. Then when a customer types "apples" into their search bar, your ad would pop up--at least in
theory.

In reality what happens is hundreds, thousands, or even more sites will be listed. The prospect may never see your listing! They are not going to check every single link, they will most likely find what they are looking for in the first few pages of results. The key to getting your ad seen is to have it come up on the first page--preferably near the top. So how do you get the best position?

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How to Create a GREAT Web Site

Do you have a web site that hasn't been touched in years? Or have you avoided the Internet bandwagon all together? Well, it's time to hop aboard again - or for the first time. Here's why:

1) Audience:
. Young adults and teens spend more time on the Internet than they do watching TV. Also, they're more likely to use the Internet than the Yellow Pages to find a product or service.
. Engineers and other business people use the Internet as a key information source when researching a product or service.
If either group is part of your target, you need to be on the Internet.

2) Availability: A web site is available 24/7, so your information is
there whenever your prospect wants it.

3) Cost-effective: Creating and maintaining a web site is relatively low
cost.

To create a web site, start with the basics.

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Google Slavery...Old Habits Die Hard

For the first few months after Yahoo decided to go their own way with natural search (and MSN decided to get serious about the search business), the search results provided by those two could only be described as bizarre. Enough time has now passed that the dust has somewhat settled and there are three main (from a traffic standpoint) sites for quality natural searches.

The term "natural search" is to distinguish true searches, as opposed to paid advertisements which appear in the search results for many search engines these days. I guess you can't really fault the search engine companies from wanting to make some money (actually, BIG money) selling ad space, but the debate over the virtues of natural search versus paid advertising search is
something that could take up a very large book and still have no clear resolution...much like arguments revolving around religion or politics.

Like most people that have been working as online home business entrepreneurs for a few years, I was strongly conditioned to the need to "feed the 800 pound gorilla" of the search engine world. Basically, "if Google didn't love you", it was very difficult to get any meaningful natural search traffic to your website. Since Google was actually the search engine that was serving up the results for most of the popular search portals, if Google didn't look kindly upon your site and rank you well, you would not be ranked well for most of the high traffic search sites on the Internet.

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Top Web Site Blunders by Coaches, Consultants and Experts

Of all the web sites belonging to coaches, consultants and experts that I have reviewed, more than three-quarters shared a very serious marketing blunder: Their potential clients wouldn't understand from their home page precisely what they do. Jargon gets in the way.

Many specialists believe that they need jargon to communicate their expertise. Without it, they'd sound incompetent, they think, and those in their target market who are as specialized as they are wouldn't respect them. My recommendation is not to eliminate jargon, but to include it in the site, with your main emphasis on the business benefits your company provides or the problems
your company solves.

For instance, I've done an informal survey to see if business owners understand the jargonistic tag line, "CRM software for small business." Nope! Most aren't even sure what "customer relationship management" really means. But if you write, "Close sales faster and improve customer loyalty through customer relationship management (CRM) software for small business," you'll earn greater
comprehension, without alienating those who already know the shorthand.

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How to Easily Create a Search-Engine Friendly Navigation Menu For Your Website

A navigation menu is an important element of a website.

A good navigation menu helps your visitors navigate through your website efficiently - in as few mouse-clicks as possible.

You can think of a website navigation menu like the "Table of Contents" of a book.

And the greater the number of web pages on your website, the more important the role of a website navigation menu.

Another important benefit of a navigation menu is it optimizes the internal linking structure of your website and allows the navigation menu links to rank better in search engines, since all web pages will be pointing to it.

(For example, if your website has 1000 web pages, each navigation menu link will have 1000 web pages pointing to it. This will result in the navigation menu links ranking higher than the other web pages)

Here's how you can use this knowledge to improve the search-engine rankings of selected web pages - Simply include the selected web pages as links in the navigation menu and you'll automatically have the rest of the web pages pointing to them.

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How to Create a GREAT Web Site

Do you have a web site that hasn't been touched in years? Or have you avoided the Internet bandwagon all together? Well, it's time to hop aboard again - or for the first time. Here's why:

1) Audience:. Young adults and teens spend more time on the Internet than they do watching TV. Also, they're more likely to use the Internet than the Yellow Pages to find a product or service.. Engineers and other business people use the Internet as a key information source when researching a product or service. If either group is part of your target, you need to be on the Internet.

2) Availability: A web site is available 24/7, so your information is there whenever your prospect wants it.

3) Cost-effective: Creating and maintaining a web site is relatively low cost.

To create a web site, start with the basics.

1) CONTENT -- A great web site will include:

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How To Be A Web Content Provider!

Would you be happy with reaching literally millions of people by being a web content provider. Whatever you're selling, it would be nice if you could do this on a regular basis, FOR FREE, through a large number of other people's ezines and websites, wouldn't it?

Well this is what you can be doing when you start writing content and articles for the countless online newsletters, ezines and webpages that are looking for your input. One thing common to all Internet publishers is that they are all looking for good articles to publish.

If you can be a content provider of interesting and informative articles for them you stand a good chance of getting included in their website/next publication. However you probably won't get included if it is simply a sales letter disguised as an article. But if you can provide good quality and informative web content you can often be their savior.

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Why Google Adwords Will Keep You Young

It's funny. When I was a kid, adults often talked about getting older. At the time, I thought it was a normal. When you become an adult, you complain about growing older.

Now that I am an adult, I realize that I wasn't entirely correct. Yes, many adults still complain about geting older, but the truth of the statement isn't in age, it's in regret. Really, we wish we'd done things differently.

After that realization, why don't we do things differently? It's because we don't take things one step at a time.

Now, how does this fit into building or creating your Internet business(I-biz)? The answer is: don't bite off more than you can chew. Along those lines, if you're just starting out or can't seem to get your I-biz going, take a look at Google Adwords.

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Get Your RSS Feed Listed Within Hours at Yahoo in 5 Simple Steps

Let's be honest. There's three types of people in the world.

* Yahoos
* Googlers
* People who are neither, or both.

I've been lurking in forums, and I realized something -they seem to be a lot saner than me. But then, almost everyone is.

I've been a Google gal for a while. There. I said it. And why not? Google has been good to me.

Yahoo finally has me convinced that they are at minimum, the top contender for the title of heavyweight search engine champion of the world. I now take them very seriously for many reasons.

( I won't bore you with all of them here - though if you'd like to be bored, see the on-going updates-: http://freetrafficdirectory.com/yes2yahoo - or if you're new to RSS and don't get how it can help your marketing, join our discussion -http://www.freetrafficdirectory.com/Forums .)

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Ebiz Whiz

Business continues to grow on the Internet at a rapid pace. There is an abundance of products and services to be enjoyed, and one can find most anything on the WWW.

Unfortunately being a new frontier, there are also many dangers and scam artists who would rob you of your pleasant experiences. As a result you are bound to come across some inconsiderate service, a product of poor quality or worse still some unscrupulous business practices.

What steps can you take in preventing this from happening and how can you warn others. Are there places on the Internet that you can go to and file a complaint? Yes. Just as with offline businesses you can file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. Do this online at: http://www.bbb.org/ There is also the Better Business Bureau Online organization at: http://www.bbbonline.com

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What Are RSS Feeds

What Are RSS Feeds?


RSS Feeds RSS also known as rich site summary or real simply syndication, arrived on the scene a number of years ago, but was only recently embraced by webmasters as a means to effectively syndicate content. RSS Feeds provide webmasters and content providers an avenue to provide concise summaries to prospective readers. Thousands of commercial web sites and blogs now publish content summaries in an RSS feed. Each item in the feed typically contains a headline; article summary and link back to the online article.

Benefit to the Webmaster As the web has become more crowded webmasters have been striving to provide fresh and up to date content for their website visitors. Many webmasters have discovered they can easily utilize the information in RSS feeds to provide fresh web content.

RSS feeds are composed in XML, which is a very simple markup language. Similar to HTML, XML uses tags to identify fields. Webmasters can easily parse the RSS feed and dynamically create web pages that contain headlines and summaries. The feeds will continuously update, supplying a steady stream of automatically generated fresh content.

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