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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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Navigation – The Key to a Better Website

One of the primary implications of a well-organized / good website, is to keep your visitors on the website. A website is definitively created for a purpose, unless intended for personal use, which is the minority in this situation. For example, a portfolio website would want to be visited and it’s content viewed. For companies and internet businesses, your website certainly aims ...

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A Quick Guide to SEO Copywriting

What’s the secret to strong positions in Google, Inktomi and other spider-based search engines? Well-written, keyphrase-rich text. Successful search engine copywriting weaves keyphrases (words your prospects use in a search to find your products and services) into your Web page copy. For those used to “conventional” online copywriting, SEO copywriting goes an extra step, meshing customer searching behavior with persuasive, informative ...

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Understanding Your Websites Target Audience

Understanding the type of people who visit your site is a very important task because you can use that information to enhance your site to suit them. As a result, you will gain more loyal returning visitors that come back again and again for more. What is the age level and what kind of knowledge does your target audience have? ...

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Prevent Hacking Attempts; Keep Your Scripts Up To Date

A client of mine recently contacted me, and frantically proceeded to explain to me how his hosting company contacted him stating their server had been hacked through an out-dated WordPress install they had kept on it. To make matters worse, the host did not have a recent file backup available – great. I was in for a long night. However ...

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Setting Goals is Key to SEO Success

No, this isn’t suddenly turning into a self-help blog, but while this post does apply fairly well to life in general, setting goals also applies very well to marketing and optimizing your website. See, when you have a set goal, accomplishing that goal makes you stream towards your next, bigger, better goal. I’ll give you a personal example. If you’ve noticed, ...

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Advantages of Web Based Email Marketing Providers

Many marketers and online business owners are not aware of the advantages of web based email marketing providers over purchasing their own software. While there are pros and cons for either side, professionals tend to choose web based email marketing providers for several reasons which I will discuss throughout this article. After-all when it comes to building and maintaining a ...

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Growing Your Business Online with Yola Gold

If you own a small business, simply having a website is usually not enough to really grow your business online. Your website needs to be found online by potential new customers. Thankfully there is now an easy and affordable way to get found online using Yola’s newest hosting package, Yola Gold. As you may already know from the countless posts ...

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The Basics of Inbound Link Building

Inbound links are one of the most controversial topics in SEO. There is no doubt that having a ton of sites linking to yours used to juice up your site into great rankings several years ago. But is that really true anymore? They search engines have gotten a lot smarter and savvier about what site should ranking well or out-rank ...

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Good Link Building Techniques

If you want to increase the pagerank and traffic to your site there are many SEO options available but one of the most crucial methods is by gaining relevant backlinks to your website. Backlinks are vital in raising the profile of your website as up to 75% of Google’s ranking factors are attributed to off page aspects. Google counts every ...

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Generating Traffic & Sales from Forums

Message boards, discussion forums and newsgroups can all produce very profitable results for you and your business. Most of us already participate in one or more of these and the more you participate the bigger the benefits to you, your business and your website will be. So let’s find out how to make this a profitable venture for you. Posting ...

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Is Your Domain Name Hurting Your Traffic?

You visited a great website some time ago that had some fantastic information on it. It is not easily found in search engines results so you decide to head over to your favorite browser and try to remember the domain name. The problem is that the domain spells out something like keyword-keyword-keyword-keyword-keyword.com. Does that sound normal, let alone ethical to you? ...

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Email Marketing Tips for Mobile Devices

More than ever, people get their email on their mobile device. For email marketers, this has game changing implications for how your messages are delivered and received. Not only is mobile marketing on the rise, every day brings new developments in technology and user behavior. Smartphones and other mobile devices should always be included in planning your email marketing campaigns ...

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Dun & Bradstreet – Who, What, and Why?

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., or D&B, was founded in 1841 as a provider of credit information on businesses.  Any business that seeks credit is under the radar of D&B.  Its primary sources for list data are public records — from court documents and corporate filings to fictitious business-name statements that capture the formation of sole proprietorships. Now the big ...

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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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