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Most of the articles featured here simply did not fit within the tutorials section of this blog; however they still discuss points that every webmaster should be at least aware of.

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Choosing The Right Shopping Cart Software

E-commerce websites give you the ability to sell virtually anything online. You can have a simple one page Ecommerce website selling a few products, or a multi-scale website selling 1000’s of products. There are millions of E-commerce sites on the internet, big and small – and there are dozens of different eCommerce solutions available out there: OpenCart, Magento, Volusion, CubeCart, X-Cart – each with their own ...

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Get The Most Storage From ElephantDrive For Free

In the past year, online data storage and backup has really come into its own. Services like DropBox and Box.net have risen tremendously in popularity. Apple seems to have finally struck a chord with its cloud offerings in the form of iCloud. Businesses as well as consumers are moving more and more of their data onto online backup websites – and why shouldn’t you? With the ...

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The Best Graphic Design Programs

The Three Best Graphic Design Programs The graphic designer is only as good as the software he has available to him. Software allows a designer to flex his creative muscle by showing off his ability to produce brochures, letterheads and modify images. When talking about the best software on the market, three brands are usually tossed around: Adobe, Xara and ...

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Why You Should Start Using Facebook Ads

The internet is the hottest place today to earn cash. If you are planning to start an online business, then you first need to know that although the internet will potentially generate a lot of cash for you, it doesn’t mean that you will be able to achieve success overnight. You still need to work hard even if it is ...

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Email Marketing Software You Can Depend On Is Essential

Dependable, permission-based email marketing software is a must for those who desire a successful and profitable online business. While there are many providers to choose from, making the final decision can be tough. You want a solution that offers all of the tools and features you need, but is user-friendly so that you can quickly set up campaigns and track ...

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Advertising Your New Forums

Starting up your forum doesn’t have to be as hard as most people think it is, but don’t think its something that will happen easily and over night. You will have to put in your share of work to build up your community and get people posting and visiting. First off understand that there are millions of forums out there ...

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Create Strong Passwords!

Following a recent issue I had with my Xbox account – I decided to write up a quick article touching upon creating secure and strong passwords for yourself. Let’s face it – most of you create passwords that are easy and simple to remember – which means that the password is just that much easier for someone, somewhere, to crack. ...

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Make Money Blogging!

I often get asked a fairly common question: “how can I make money by blogging?” There are always advertisement programs like Google Adsense, Bidvertiser and Chitika – but is there another way? A more interesting way? A way that rewards you for doing what you love – writing blog posts? There is! Services like LinkFromBlog, BuyBlogReviews, and SponsoredReviews, all offer ...

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Getting Traffic from Social Sites

Social sites like Twitter, Facebook, and StumbleUpon have become hot and are getting hotter all the time. Both online and offline businesses are jumping into social marketing – and for a good reason. It works! Many small online businesses are flocking to social media. In fact, one report states that utilization of social media by small businesses has doubled since 2009. According to ...

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How To Profit With Facebook Advertising

Facebook is in millions of homes around the world. In fact, it has more than 500 million active users. (An active user is someone who has been on the site in the past 30 days.) On November 6, 2006, Facebook launched their advertising program. “For the last hundred years media has been pushed out to people, but now marketers are ...

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SQL Injections – A Powerpoint Presentation

If you haven’t noticed more and more web-related services have been getting hacked lately – and these aren’t small websites either. Infragard – an FBI affiliate, the CIA website and the FBI’s Detroit phone network, the threats and attacks on Unveillance, and ofcourse who can forget the Sony hacking that has went on. What the news fails to mention is ...

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Embrace Non Traditional Marketing

A UK ad agency is paying students to advertise on their foreheads. Audi stole an A3 from a Manhattan dealership and recorded this on video – which quickly turned into a viral campaign as it spread across Facebook, Twitter, and hundreds of blogs and news sites.  These are examples of what is known as ‘non-traditional marketing’. In a world where ...

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Computer Number Systems

Bits and Bytes Computers store information in bits, which are labeled 0 (empty) or 1 (full). A set of 8 bits is called a byte, like this: 1010 0010 Each byte has an address, which is labeled with a hexadecimal number, like this: C7.

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5 Social Media Tools for your Business

Which social-media sites are best for your business? It depends on your company size, your industry, and your social-media goals. It also depends on what type of social networking you enjoy and will persist in doing. Major social-media sites can be a great place to find customers due to their large user bases, but it takes a lot of effort ...

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11 Tips to Energize Your Website Content

Imagine; you spend thousands of dollars designing your website and no one comes. Why? It could be that you forgot about the content or you didn’t invest enough in the message. Good website content delivers the right message in the right way. Tip #1 -The most important rule to remember is that writing for the web is not like writing ...

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Fixing CSS Float Issues

CSS is great. On somedays I’d go so far as to say it’s a lifesaver. But every now and then you’ll encounter a CSS issue that will drive you crazy. In this case we’ll talk about two of the more common issues when using the float property to create your layout. For those of you who are new to CSS, ...

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Networking- A Must for Small Business Owners

Joining your local Chamber of Commerce is a necessary first step as a new small business owner. There you will find people in the same boat as yourself – people with a vested interest in your local economy and owners of small business themselves. Many of these people have years of experience in running small businesses. As you meet them ...

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10 Design Tips for Your Web Site

There’s nothing like a cluttered, clunky Web site to drive away prospective customers. How can you make your site an enticing place? Here are my tips for improving 10 key aspects of your Web site. Navigation – Put some real thought into site layout, so customers can navigate it easily. Make sure all important sections are prominently listed. Link as ...

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eCommerce Tips for Effective SEO

Does it make a difference to SEO if I use blog.storename.com for my blog or storename.com/blog for the URL? There are arguments both ways for what is best. We have used both options for many websites we actively search engine optimize and have not seen that one way is better than the other. We?ve seen rankings increase with blog.storename.com and ...

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