Archive for March, 2011

Bounce Rate Not Weighed in Google Algorithm

Bounce Rate Not Weighed in Google Algorithm

Many webmasters still look at this metric as a ranking value and they really need to dispel this myth.  Bounce rate as defined by Google is the percentage of single-page visits or visits in which the person left your site from the entrance (landing) page. In fact, bounce rate can be skewed in several ways, […]

Full Story

United Parcel Service Email Virus

United Parcel Service Email Virus

There’s an email purporting to be from UPS (United Parcels Service) stating that a package has arrived and will be delivered in 3 days. There’s an attachment in the email for the recipient to obtain the tracking number for the parcel. Do not download the (ZIP) file attachment as it contains a virus! Example Email […]

Full Story

Tax Refund Notification Scam

Tax Refund Notification Scam

Many people have filed their 2010 tax returns and hopefully you are receiving a refund from Uncle Sam. Unfortunately many tax services send you an email stating your tax refund has been processed or accepted by the IRS or your refund has been sent to your bank. These emails are easy to mimic and that’s […]

Full Story

Why Google Could Fall to Facebook

Why Google Could Fall to Facebook

Even the Mighty Casey struck out and Google may be the next to fall from being the most visited site on the internet. Since March 2010, Facebook has gained a ton of ground on the King and is currently less than 10% less in unique visitors daily according to Compete.com. Facebook is currently the second […]

Full Story

Top 3 Blu-ray to iPod Conversion Software

Top 3 Blu-ray to iPod Conversion Software

Blu-ray to iPod conversion software came about as added features of your basic DVD copy software. Ripping the data from Blu-ray discs is the first step, and then developers figured out how to transfer that data onto iPods. iPods and iPads are everywhere now and users seek out any option they can to utilize their […]

Full Story

Sad But You Can Help

Sad But You Can Help

Today, I am taking a day off from tech writing and focusing on something much more important. Each year more than half a million babies are born premature and/or are very sick. We are fortunate to have such a great foundation called March of Dimes to help generate money for research. The mission of March […]

Full Story

Debit Card Phishing Scam

Debit Card Phishing Scam

A friend of mine shared this debit card banking scam with me recently and I thought it would be a good idea to make others aware. This scam is based on a little knowledge that the scammers ascertain in order to lure in potential victims. The Phishing Scam I just got an automated call from […]

Full Story

5 Reasons to Download Firefox 4

5 Reasons to Download Firefox 4

Over one million downloads on the first day of its release must tell you something about the latest browser version from Mozilla. Why should you download Firefox 4? Here are 5 reasons why you should upgrade to Firefox 4. It’s a major upgrade for Mozilla Total redesign of its plug-in architecture called JetPack A redesigned […]

Full Story

Best Free PC Utilities and Antivirus Software

Best Free PC Utilities and Antivirus Software

Free software is always appealing and in some cases these free utility and antivirus programs are just as good as paid versions. The free downloads listed below are some of the utilities I have used over the last couple of years. These programs will help keep your PC operating at optimal performance and protect your […]

Full Story

How Do You Measure Blog Success

How Do You Measure Blog Success

The most important metric I use when measuring my blog success is traffic from search. This metric tells me that my articles are being indexed and they are positioned high in SERP (Search Engine Result Page). If visitors are coming to your blog from search, it means they are looking for content you are publishing […]

Full Story

How to be Green Tech on St Patrick’s Day

How to be Green Tech on St Patrick’s Day

The luck of the Irish is here and today is a special celebration for all our Irish friends. I see everything painted in green, but the green I am talking about is more along the lines of green energy. How can we all protect this precious place we call earth? There are a couple technology […]

Full Story

Beware of Japan Earthquake Relief Scams

Beware of Japan Earthquake Relief Scams

It didn’t take long for cyber criminals to engineer their relief scams to steal money from people who think they’re donating money for the relief efforts from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. These cyber criminals will send email spam to millions of recipients in hopes that people will click on links to […]

Full Story