Archive for November, 2011

Why Shutting Down Yahoo Site Explorer is a Loss to Bloggers

Why Shutting Down Yahoo Site Explorer is a Loss to Bloggers

If you’re a blogger and you’ve been following the news you may have heard about Yahoo shutting down its Site Explorer service on the 21st of this month. As someone who depends a lot on the Yahoo Site Explorer, and who uses data from the tool to optimize my Yahoo small business and midphase coupon […]

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Beware of COSTCO $500 Gift Card Scam

Beware of COSTCO $500 Gift Card Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from COSTCO, claiming to offer a free $500 gift card if you qualify. Once you qualify, which everyone usually does, you are taken to an online form to enter personal identifiable information in order to receive your gift card. This is a phishing scam that sells and or distributes […]

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Top 3 Reasons to Download From Usenet

Top 3 Reasons to Download From Usenet

What is Usenet? Depending on when you first found the wonderland that is the Internet, you may or may not have heard of Usenet before. Most people are surprised to learn that Usenet began in 1979 as a computer network system where you could post messages, sort of a virtual bulletin board. The Facebook of […]

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Wi-Fi Over Water: Internet-Augmented International Travel

Wi-Fi Over Water: Internet-Augmented International Travel

Air travel with Internet included is nothing new to inner-continental travelers, especially in the United States. The process involved in installing the hardware necessary for airplanes to receive Internet signals from the ground is a simple one; the company GoGo claims they can make an airplane web-ready literally overnight. Through their system and similar setups, […]

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American Express Security Notification Phishing Scam

American Express Security Notification Phishing Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from American Express, claiming that during a recent scheduled account maintenance procedure that customers’ need to update their contact information. This is a phishing scam and if the recipient clicks on the link inside the email, they will be taken to a phishing web site that collects personal identifiable […]

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Simple SEO Strategy For Your Blog

Simple SEO Strategy For Your Blog

I become really sad whenever I visit some of my favorite forums online, especially the newbie section, only to see threads upon threads from people who find it difficult to get traffic to their blog and are complaining as a result. As a blogger, traffic is the most important thing you need to make your […]

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More Twitter Hoopla

More Twitter Hoopla

In case you haven’t turned on a television or browsed the Internet recently, I will inform you now what all of those little @,#, and other weird symbols you may see belong to the realm of Twitter. You will find the jargon of the social media website not only within its own server’s confines. Twitter-speak […]

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