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Some internet terminology

URL Uniform (or universal) resource locator, the address of a World Wide Web page. HTTP or HTTPS? HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol – which is the language of a web page. All website URLs have this to start although you don’t see it. I’ve heard the man who originally set up the World Wide[…]

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Social Media for Business 101

Platforms like blogging, Facebook, Twitter and mobile are changing the way people connect — and the way businesses promote! Here’s some valuable information about the basic offerings and links. Facebook: A good Facebook fan page (or business page) is essential to making your business look professional and trustworthy. There needs to be a reason people[…]

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Domain Registry of Canada Scam

Domain Registry of Canada Scam: If you’ve ever purchased a domain, you may receive a letter in your mailbox from a company called “Domain Registry of Canada” asking you to renew. (I got another one today) They list your domain name details and expiry. It looks like a government official domain name authority with a[…]

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Email Spoofing is ruining email

Here’s the problem. Spammers are using something called “Email Spoofing” – an act of making an email appear as if it were sent from a specific person or company, when it really wasn’t. The FROM line of the email is being manipulated. Pretty smart, huh? What is spoofing? Here’s an example… I receive emails all[…]

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Search tips for the web

Ever wonder where an image came from? Or maybe a font used on a website or logo? Here are a few helpful websites to make the search a little but easier… Where did that image come from? tinyeye.com is an amazing website! It can help you search millions of internet images in seconds. Just upload[…]

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Stay away from Link Farms

Link Farms, Web Rings, are various ways SEO people try to improve your website’s page ranking. Beware – Some methods are effective while others will actually damage your ranking. Google has recently improved their algorithms to ignore fake links sent out by SEO farms. It hasn’t stopped them, just made them get more creative. I[…]