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Web Hosting Check List

Below is a check list when I look for a web hosting service. 1. Is disk space > 200 MB? 2. Traffic per month > 1 GB? 3. SSI? 4. Password-protected directory? 5. CGI/Perl/PHP? 6. mySQL database? 7. Fantastico (optional)? 9. Cpanel (Optional)? 10. Add-on domains (Optional)? 11. SSH access (Optional)? 12. Cron (Optional)? 13. Unix/Linux Based (Optional)? Things to watch out: -- Does... ❯❯❯

Internet Marketing for the 21st Century -- 10 New Rules

Internet Marketing for the 21st Century -- 10 New Rules New York, NY (PRWEB) March 24, 2006 -- Internet marketing expert Larry Chase has issued his top 10 rules for effective Internet marketing, which he labels the “Measurable Marketing Manifesto”. These 10 rules were just published in his email newsletter Web Digest For Marketers (http://www.wdfm.com), the insider enewsletter for the Internet... ❯❯❯

Web 2.0 Series: Social Bookmarking

Below is the defination of social bookmarking in Wikipedia. Social bookmarking occurs on web based services where shared lists of user-created Internet bookmarks are displayed. Social bookmarking sites generally organize their content using tags and are an increasingly popular way to locate, classify, rank, and share Internet resources through the practice of tagging, and inferences drawn from... ❯❯❯

How to Watch YouTube Videos in China?

Many people have known that Youtube is blocked in China. For this reason, many foreigners who visit China for the first time were frustrated by the fact that they could no longer watch YouTube videos any more in this country. As a matter of fact, in addtion to YouTbue, there're many website and services are blocked in China, such as Google, Twitter etc.  Is it still possible to watch... ❯❯❯

Yahoo! Publisher Network Added Advertising in RSS feeds

Today I received an email from Yahoo! Publisher Network: "Dear Publisher, We're pleased to announce another method for you to maximize your revenue and bring value to your content properties: Advertising in RSS feeds is now available through the Yahoo! Publisher Network. This new product feature allows you to place Yahoo! Search Marketing ads within your RSS feeds. The ads that appear may be... ❯❯❯

Google Analytics: Free

"Google Analytics tells you everything you want to know about how your visitors found you and how they interact with your site. You'll be able to focus your marketing resources on campaigns and initiatives that deliver ROI, and improve your site to convert more visitors.." ... and it's free :) ... ❯❯❯

WebmasterWorld PubCon

WebmasterWorld PubCon is a conference for people who are involved in the production, marketing, or management of a internet web site. Where: Las Vegas Convention Center in fabulous Las Vegas Nevada When: Nov 15, 16, 17 - 2005 Format: Four Track Educational Conference with Expo Hall Focus: The Modern Web : Sustainable Growth Hotel: Las Vegas Renaissance Keynote: Robert Cringely Website:... ❯❯❯

Blog Traffic Data

According to eMarketer.com, comScore estimates that about 30% of US Internet users visited blogs in the first quarter. Nielsen//NetRatings says the top 50 blog sites, including blog hosts, draw about 20% of active Internet users. comScore's blogging study, which was sponsored by Gawker Media and SixApart, estimates that 50 million US Internet users visited blogs in the first quarter of 2005, up... ❯❯❯

Google Adsense's Competitor: Yahoo! Publisher Network

Received an email from Yahoo! Publisher Network today: Dear xxxxx, Today, Yahoo! Publisher Network launched a new self-serve platform that will provide small- and medium-sized web publishers with easy access to Yahoo! advertising and content. We're very excited about our new offering, not only because it will enable a broader set of publishers to generate revenue from their sites, but also... ❯❯❯

Expired Domain Express: A Tool to Find Expired Domain Names

Expired domain names can bring traffic to you. Some expired domains might have already have a hight PR or been listed on Yahoo Diretory or DMoz and it might even bring clicks to you. Finding a good expired domain name and purchasing it could be very valuable to your online business. Although each week thousands of domain names expire and become available, it's not easy to find good expired... ❯❯❯

An on-line tool fo find link exchange partners

Found a good on-line tool for link building. Type in a keyword and it will find websites to build your links. Check it out: http://seopen.com/seopen-tools/link-development-tool.php ... ❯❯❯

Google Sitemaps Tools

I've been trying to use the Google Sitemaps today. First I tried to install the scripts recommanded by Google but found it was kinda too complicated and gave it up (also because it needs to be run from the command line and I don't have SSH access to some of my website servers). Then I started reading postings in the Google Sitemaps Group, trying to find some easy-to-use 3rd party tools to create... ❯❯❯

Search Engines penalize duplicate content

I have read some articles regarding SEO and duplicate web contents. It seems like search enginese, espeically Google, will penalizes pages for having duplicate contents on it. The duplicate contents might come from other websites. Because Google keeps a large database of websites and it has smart algorithm, it can detect duplicate contents and penalize the pages. So I guess to avoid being... ❯❯❯

eBook Review: Google AdWords 123

There are a few eBooks on Google Adwords on the market, but I found Google AdWords 123 (by Greg Heslin) is really worth reading. I bought this book online and finished reading it in half day. I think and key strength of Google AdWords 123 is that the author has taken a non-BS step-by-step approach in writing this book. The steps are very clear and well-organized such that everybody can easily... ❯❯❯

Google Sitemaps

Google recently launched a new program called Google Sitemaps. This program (free, currently still in Beta) is designed to help website owners to get their website pages get crawled by google. If you want to take advantage of Google Sitemaps, you need to place a Sitemap-formatted file on your webserver. By doing so you enable Google's crawlers to find out what pages are present and which have... ❯❯❯