Internet Category

In the Internet section we provide articles to assist you in getting more from one of the greatest developments in technology since television. The Internet is proving to be not only a powerful force in society and culture but commerce as well. A basic understanding of the Internet has nearly become mandatory for everyone. Enjoy

How to Get More Out of Your Google Searches

The world's most popular search engine offers some useful hidden features which can help you to conduct your searches far more efficiently. The majority of Internet users aren't even aware of most, if any, of these features. Few of them are particularly obvious, but learning how to use them will save you a great deal of time when it comes to getting relevant results. The following looks at some of the innovative tips and tricks which can help to revolutionize the way you … [Read more...]

Basic SEO For The Beginner

Many website owners have questions about the visits they receive from search engines such as Google. Have you ever wondered why Google shows your competitors more prominently than you? Or what you can do to improve your website in the eyes of a search engine? There are many different reasons why Google may place you higher or lower in its results, from HTML tags to the speed at which your website loads. Following the tips listed below can have a big impact on the number … [Read more...]

The Difference between Indexing and Crawling for SEO

Most webmasters get the terms “indexing” and “crawling” mixed up. The two terms are separate actions performed by search engines. The way a search engine crawls a website can have an effect on the website’s indexing. The subtle difference confuses new webmasters who keep track of indexed pages. Here is a brief overview of what each term means and how each action affects search engine rank. Search Engine Crawling Crawling occurs when … [Read more...]

Write a Personal Disclosure Policy for Your Blog or Website (and Why You Need One)

Not all aspects of running a blog or running a website are sexy. Some tasks are downright boring. One of the least exciting blogging and webmaster tasks is writing the disclosure policy. Writing and posting a disclosure policy isn't just something that bloggers and website owners do to look important -- it's actually the law. If you are making money from your blog or website -- even if it's only a few cents for the entire year -- the FTC requires you to disclose that … [Read more...]

Ways to Increase Visitor Retention, Lower Your Website Bounce Rate

Google is constantly tweaking its algorithms to display quality web pages for its search results. One of the important metrics that Google uses to determine quality is bounce rate - the percentage of visitors that arrive to a page on your site and leave without visiting more pages. If your site has a super high bounce rate, it means too many of your web pages are not holding the attention of your visitors when they arrive. In Google’s eyes, this means that your … [Read more...]