Archive for September, 2009

How to Erase Personal Data on a Computer

Do you have something to hide? Only kidding, but did you know that even when you delete a file or folder and empty your trash can, the data isn’t gone. Even formatting your hard drive is not sufficient. Deleted files can be undeleted and formatted hard drives can be recovered. The only way to permanently […]

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Google Trends Makes Changes to Top 100

Google Trends Makes Changes to Top 100

If you are familiar with Google Trends, which lists the fastest rising searches on the web at any given hour. If you click on one of the hottest trends it will take you to a page that shows you the following information; Hotness – On Fire, Spicy, Medium, and Mild Related Searches – Search terms […]

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Google Search Traffic Down

In the last 2 months, I have been keeping a close eye on 5 websites that I currently track analytics for and noticed that Google search traffic is down by 50% across the board. This is a substantial decrease and one that I am sure many can’t answer why. Did Google change their algorithm in […]

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How to Improve Search Traffic Using the Right Keywords

How to Improve Search Traffic Using the Right Keywords

A web page should only be optimized for 2 or 3 keywords, anymore than that you are creating keyword saturation – It’s what I like to call it. You need to remember that you are not the only webpage on the internet; you have competition, and a lot of it. How do you find the […]

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Beware of this Fake Antivirus Application

Beware of this Fake Antivirus Application

Anti-Virus Professional or (AntivirusProfessional) is a fake antivirus application. This security risk can be downloaded from a Web page and must be manually installed. When a user downloads AntivirusProfessional and runs a scan, the program reports false scan alerts. The program than tries to fool the user in purchasing the full license to remove the […]

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New York Wise Guy Knocks Off Jockey

New York Wise Guy Knocks Off Jockey

This story is not tech related, but I hope you will find this amusing; at least I did by coincidence. Last Saturday me and my wife went to Arlington Race Track for the first time to bet on the races. It was a gorgeous afternoon for race day. We arrived late just 19 minutes before […]

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How to Write Better Anchor Text

Anchor text is the clickable text that a user will see as a link. The anchor tag looks like this <a href=”http://www.techjaws.com/how-to-write-better-anchor-text”>How to Write Better Anchor Text</a>. It’s very important the anchor text accurately describes the content on the external or internal link pages. If I was referring to an article on link building, my […]

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Fraud Alert – Antivirus2010

Fraud Alert – Antivirus2010

Antivirus2010 is a misleading application. When a user downloads Antivirus2010 and runs a scan, the program reports false scan alerts. The program than tries to fool the user in purchasing the full license to remove the false errors. The website AntivirusPro21.com is already marked as a dangerous site by WOT. Date: September 22, 2009 Name: […]

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How to Avoid Internet Marketing Fraud

There are so many scams on the internet it’s hard keeping up with the Joneses. There are many Internet Marketing companies that try to target small businesses by providing them with false promises regarding guaranteed results. These companies try to lure potential clients by providing a guarantee that they will get your website to the […]

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Why Hyphens are better than Pipes for SEO

I came across an interesting video by Matt Cutts head of Google’s webspam team. I was already aware that hyphens are better than using pipes for blog titles. What’s a pipe? It is the character or key below the backspace on a standard keyboard. To use a pipe, just hold down your shift key and […]

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Fraud Alert – Personal Antivirus

Fraud Alert – Personal Antivirus

PersonalAntivirus is not an antivirus program, it’s a misleading application. When a user downloads PersonalAntivirus and runs a scan, the program reports false scan alerts. The program than tries to fool the user in purchasing the full license to remove the false errors. Date: September 17, 2009 Name: Personal Antivirus Risk Impact: Medium Systems Affected: […]

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Yahoo Hits and Misses 4 Months Later

Yahoo Hits and Misses 4 Months Later

Since the new redesign, there have been noticeable improvements and problems from a user experience. The most noticeable improvement is how you can add and remove your favorite links and sites from the My Favorites in the left sidebar. Yahoo has really done a nice job in providing a preview page when you mouse over […]

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