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General thoughts and How-to about the web, graphics, effects, and other cool things.

MagicJack Plus – How it Works

1287077 headphone MagicJack Plus – How it WorksOne popular review of the original MagicJack device raved, “You can make phone calls right from your PC! It’s like magic!” Now that the new MagicJack Plus doesn’t need to be connected to a PC, many consumers are hoping that the new features will help further streamline the internet voice-calling experience. With all of the exciting buzz about the MagicJack Plus, you might be curious as to how this device actually works. Continue reading

Meta Tag Explained

HTML has certain tags, called Meta Tags, the represent metadata about a specific webpage. When viewing a webpage, you will not see the Meta Tab nor does it have any impact on the appearance of the web page. If a user wants to view the Meta Tags associated with a webpage, they have to view the HTML source code for that webpage. Continue reading

New Internet Marketing Strategies for 2010

Internet marketing is too huge a concept. It includes SEO, social media, e-mail marketing, pay per click and mobile web. This 2010, it is time to rethink your internet marketing strategies and reconstruct your internet marketing solutions.

First of all, email marketing is an integral part of internet marketing. It is not going to disappear in social media, and in fact, email marketing will carry on playing a substantial role internet marketing for the years to come. For this year, bring email marketing to the next level by encouraging your email subscribers not only to read the contents of your email, but to get social with it by sharing this email through Facebook, Twitter, Digg and other social networking or bookmarking sites. You can also conduct a poll on Twitter or your Facebook account and encourage followers, friends, fans and readers to subscribe to your email newsletter. Continue reading

What Tools Are Required For SEO

383157 online phone 150x150 What Tools Are Required For SEOSEO tools, which ones do you buy? I have been asked this question many times. When you have a site ranking high in the search engines you get asked these little questions. I use a whole list of tools so I can’t share them all, but I will tell you some main tools you need to get started in SEO and to start moving your site up. Once you start moving you can buy more expensive tools.

The first tool I use any time I am doing any SEO project is a keyword tool. There are tools like Good Keywords, The Google Adwords Keyword Tool and even Wordtracker. I really think anything in terms of keyword research that you pay for is a waste of money. All I look for is how many searches a term gets a month, then from there I can decide if I want to spend the time targeting it or not. Continue reading

How Can CMS Systems Benefit Your Business

blog logo montage 150x150 How Can CMS Systems Benefit Your BusinessContent Management Systems (CMS) can be big or small, simple or complex. Defined, it refers to a system for managing content. The word Content Management System (CMS) refers to a software package that helps automate jobs and information is a certain unit or organization. Consider content as any object that is sent, received,created, stored, or otherwise handled in some way. A working CMS software should provide a framework upon which to construct the elements essential to link humans with such information. According to the website www.cm3cms.com, a good CMS should include following elements: Continue reading

Search Evolution – Is Search Evolving Again

social sites 150x150 Search Evolution   Is Search Evolving AgainEvery few years there are some changes in the search market and alter not only the way people search, but where they search at and how they search.  This search evolution has taken place several times already and it appears that we are heading for a new one.

Look at the early 90′s, when the first engines or search platforms were being produced. At that time, people just looked at categories and then selected links they liked within that space. This was the norm for a couple of years as sites like Yahoo and Excite were first started. These early engines didn’t even have a search interface to allow people to type in their own keywords. Continue reading

How To Network Using Twitter

twitter corner How To Network Using TwitterYou have no doubt already heard of the social networking site Twitter, which, despite only having being around a relatively short period of time, is now one of the most popular sites on the whole of the Internet. Despite the opinions of many online marketers, who dismiss Twitter as nothing but a waste of time, it has proven to be a useful tool in the marketer’s toolbox for driving traffic and networking with fellow marketers, or people with similar interests.

When you’re just getting started on Twitter, things can seem hectic or confusing. To get yourself hooked up with some followers who have similar interests as you, think of a popular online community that you frequent and start following people you know there. If you are active in this online community, then people will start to notice you and follow you as well. Continue reading

Higher PageRank Does Not Mean Higher Traffic

I’ve been doing research on blogs and websites for years. I’ve seen websites that have no PageRank gain first page rankings and lots of traffic and sites that have PR3 or more that get no rankings and very little organic traffic. With this in mind, there is no evidence that suggests a higher PageRank will mean higher traffic, and in fact Google themselves even stated that site owners should not concentrate on PageRank but rather than building quality pages and content.

The use of PageRank is a Google invention and is not shared on other search engines.  Since Google carries over 60% of the overall search market many people consider this number to a primary factor in the rankings of a website. Although this may seem true in some cases, as you can do searches and if you have a Google toolbar the PageRank is displayed, and may notice that some of the tops sites coming up have higher PageRank. Continue reading

Things You Need To Know How To Generate Traffic To Your Blog

1208422 woman using computer 150x150 Things You Need To Know How To Generate Traffic To Your BlogLearning how to generate traffic to your blog is what makes starting in Internet business rather time consuming and frustrating. While there is absolutely no way you can generate a huge amount of traffic to your blog overnight and start making colossal amounts of money immediately, you can dramatically speed up the whole process by doing various forms of search engine optimization. Continue reading

Xbox 360 – How To Avoid The Red Ring Of Death

184433 xbox with leds 150x150  Xbox 360   How To Avoid The Red Ring Of DeathThe red ring of death happens when you see three flashing red lights on the console. Maybe you want to prevent the red ring of death from happening to your new xbox.

Maybe you’ve had your xbox repaired and don’t want a repeat of the red ring of death. Whatever your situation, here are some simple measures that you can take to keep your xbox running perfectly. Continue reading