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Why buying traffic doesn’t work

Looking to boost your site’s traffic? Chances are good if you’ve ever researched web marketing techniques, you’ve run into at least one traffic service. Generally, they promise to send thousands of hits to a site for as little as £5. Are these sites scams? Not at all. They will send …

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5 Reasons NOT to Rely on Web-based Email

Although the corporate move to cloud computing has been measured and cautious, many average computer users have made the move without even realizing it. Users of Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, and other web-based email, have all entrusted their communications with cloud services. Generally speaking, this is not a bad thing …

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The Importance of Web Hosting Support

When shopping around for a good web hosting provider, you want to make sure the host you choose puts a substantial emphasis on support. Although your website might be perfectly fine most of the time, it only takes one incident of trouble to realize your web host is nowhere to …

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Anonymous offshore hosting

Got something to hide? There are a number of perfectly legal reasons why a website owner might not want his or her identity revealed. Perhaps you wish to bash your employer or don’t want a future employer to associate you with Rick Astley. Whatever your reasons, there is large market …

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Web Hosting Advertising Options

Regardless of what type of website you are creating, you have spent time and money getting the domain, web hosting account, and web development. In the ideal world, that would be enough, but the reality is that none of those components will get people to your website. For that, you …

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Judge issues ruling on Triple Fiber Network case

Nearly a year after the FTC shut down web host Triple Fiber Network for hosting child pornography and malware, US District Judge Ronald M. Whyte has ruled that the rogue host must surrender $1 million of its to the government. The company, which also went under the name Pricewert, argued …

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Mailing List Etiquette for Site Owners

Most users are familiar with email, texting, and even Twitter etiquette. Some might even refer to it as Netiquette, but there should also be a code of ethics for the owners of mailing lists. If you have ever done any shopping online, you will inevitably receive promotional emails from the …

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E-mail Address vs Contact Form

You want to make sure your website visitors can contact you, and you have made every effort to make sure they can find the “Contact Us” page, but what do you want to include on the page? Should you list your email addresses, have only a contact form, or provide …

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Receiving Online Payments

We have already discussed the importance of having SSL encryption and valid certificates if you are accepting online payments of any kind, but that is only part of the equation. Simply being willing to accept payments does not make it possible. In order for electronic checks or credit card transactions …

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