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What is PCI Scanning? And do you need it?

By Roy | Dec 3, 2009

What is PCI scanning? In its simplest form, you can think of it as security checks to your Web site in order to ensure that it is free from vulnerabilities and is safe for your customers to order from. In order to protect customers and their personal information after the infamous TX Maxx infiltration of…

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10 Free CAPTCHA services and scripts for websites

By Roy | Oct 2, 2009

OK, you fully understand that your “list” is one of the most important things you can do for your web site. But you do NOT wish to get spammed. You know you need one of those “type in the letters and numbers above in the graphic” things, but how do you do that and whats…

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What do you mean The Requested Operation Requires Elevation(Windows Vista)? (clearing cache)

By Roy | Oct 1, 2009

Anytime that you change a web sites IP address, like moving to a different web server, or maybe going from a shared IP address to a dedicated IP address, your local PC (the one on your desk or lap) has cached the last IP address from your web site. And when you attempt to view…

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Using Open Office Instead of Microsoft Office

By Roy | Sep 26, 2009

How many times have you spent hundreds or even thousands on new computer equipment, only to find out that you now have to spend hundreds more in order to be able to do something as simple as type a letter? For years, when it came to a quality, usability, and compatibility, Microsoft was the only…

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Social Media Website Business Killers

By Roy | Sep 13, 2009

Many times, business owners have approached us with questions of how to tie together their social media sites so that when one site is updated, the other sites are updated as well. While there are many tools out there to accomplish this,…DON’T. It is rare that this will make good business sense for you. You…

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Economic Search Engine Optimization

By Roy | Sep 12, 2009

Is traffic slowing to your site? This could be related to any number of search engine optimization issues. There are some free tools out there that you can use, but you need to investigate them thoroughly. They vary greatly on their accuracy and reliability. Some of the data they provide is flat out wrong, and…

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Using Viral Marketing to Your Advantage

By Roy | Aug 15, 2009

Viral marketing is a marketing phenomenon that facilitates and encourages people to pass on a marketing message. This method of marketing depends on a high pass-along rate from person to person. If a large percentage of recipients pass along the message to a large group of friends, the overall growth will snowball very quickly. If…

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Closing The Sale with Your eCommerce Site

By Roy | Aug 10, 2009

With all of the things that you need to think about when setting up and running your business, your ecommerce shopping cart often gets overlooked. We often get in a hurry to get the site built and running so little things like Contact Us pages, Shipping FAQs, Order Confirmation, and Email contact forms can get…

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Outsourcing and Empowering Employees

By Roy | Aug 1, 2009

Take a look at your daily tasks that are on your schedule. How many of them are redundant, repetitive tasks that you should be passing off to someone else so you can spend your time doing what you do best? Then, why do you keep doing these things yourself? A group of business people were…

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