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Getting Started with VPN Web Browsing

Making the decision to invest in a VPN is not an easy one. You will need to weigh the pros and cons of paying for such a service and determine which provider would best suit your own needs. But it is very commonplace for modern Internet users to be looking for a more secure method of accessing websites. Even other common tasks such as FTP and SSH will log your natural IP address, so there is a multitude of reasons for looking into private access.

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But I think that many tech-savvy users will gloss over the key points without really browsing through each website. I want to stress how important it is to make sure you choose the right provider. Also how you can educate yourself on the differences between proxy support and a full VPN software package. I think this wiki entry has some good details worth skimming.

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Tips and Tricks for Setting Up Webinar Meetings

Digital online conferencing for collaborative meetings has never been easier. Agencies and startup teams have the ability to communicate with each other regardless of their physical locations. This means it is possible to work with a myriad of designers, developers, writers, and managers from all around the globe. Webinars provide the tools for people who need to communicate efficiently over the Internet.

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It can be a tough process getting accustomed to how it all works. But I am hoping to present a few resources for newcomers to quickly learn the ropes. You will need to spend time practicing the software and learning all the various interface components. But it can be a fun and meaningful way to communicate with people from the comfort of your home or office space.

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Resources for Sharing Files in the Cloud

Anybody who is familiar with blogging and writing online will know about cloud hosting. There are smaller solutions which offer free storage space like Dropbox. However often times this is not enough for transferring large files between computers and sharing with colleagues remotely. It can be worth the effort to pick out a serious cloud hosting platform to manage your data and share with other team members.

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I want to recommend a list of ideas for getting started with cloud file sharing. The ability to store backups of your files online has only come into mainstream technology over the past few years. These newer cloud solutions could not have existed 5 or 10 years ago, or at least not at the same storage level capacity and Internet connection speeds.

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WordPress and 10 Years of Relevancy

WordPress LogoWith the 10-year anniversary of the first release of WordPress coming up on May 25 of this year, a lot of attention is already being paid to the reigning champion of the blogging platforms and both how it changed the Internet and how the Internet changed around it.

On one hand, it’s amazing to look at how an upstart fork of b2/cafelog, one that was created simply because Textpattern wasn’t being updated, came to be such a dominant force on the Web and launch a company, Automattic, that now employs some 150 people worldwide.

On the other hand, it’s easy to look at WordPress as a besieged king. An application and a service created in a world of desktops and blogs now living in a world of mobile devices and social media.

It’s obvious that WordPress has helped to shape the Web we’re in today. It’s used by millions of blogs large and small, including many of the most popular sites on the Web. However, the question remains, will WordPress and the WordPress platform be as important in the next ten years as it has been the previous?

It’s tough to say, but I agree with Matt Mullenweg that there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic.

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Are Online Social Networks Healthy or Harmful to Your Well-Being?

What does a typical day in your life look like, technology-wise? Perhaps you find yourself waking up each morning feeling as if you simply must check your Facebook and email. And then maybe you decide to send a wake-up message into the Twitterverse…but not before looking at your Myspace account (just in case). After which you spend various moments throughout the day consulting your chosen Smartphone in order to check these social networks, again and again.

Well, you’re not alone. It comes as a surprise to no one that online social networks have taken over many aspects of our day-to-day lives. A reported one-sixth of the planet is on Facebook, Twitter currently has about 175 million users – and most of us can count ourselves among these numbers. People are absolutely addicted to social networking, no doubt about it. So, the question is: are these online social networks healthy or harmful to our overall well-being and happiness? Read More

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Bounce Rate and How To Combat It

Google has trained us, as searchers to believe that the top results are the best fit, most relevant and the most likely place to find the answer to our question.  So the top of the search results is right where every site wants to be because, that is where the traffic is.

Google may decide which site is most relevant for a particular search term but it is the searcher who decides if that site is what they are looking for and Google can monitor this through a sites bounce rate. If the majority of a sites traffic bounces away with in seconds of landing on that page Google will monitor this and may decide to recommend another site over yours. Read More

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Promote your Site Using SEO and Online Advertising

One of the most popular areas for trying to get more traffic to a website is by using search engine optimization (SEO) techniques so that the site receives a much higher ranking from the major search engines such as Google. There are a number of techniques that will contribute to successful SEO marketing, and for most sites looking to do this successfully securing some help from an experienced consultant in this field can help to boost the ranking given to a website. Read More

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Sponsored Review: A Safe Site, Check Whether Sites Are Thrustworthy with One Click

Even in our day and age many people still wonder whether websites can be trusted and whether online shopping portals are scams or genuine services. Over the last years several security focused software companies have built new portals allowing the visitor to check the ‘trust worthy history’ of websites but most internet users are not aware of the existence of these sites.

A Safe Site makes the action to check the trust rank for the user very easy and fast: all you need to do is enter the website URL or better even use the browser toolbar link to receive results from Web of Trust, Google Safe Browsing, Norton Safe Web, McAfee Site advisor and also Alexa site info. The results are displayed in a simple layer and can easily be navigated.

Thanks to a collaboration between A Safe Site, and Free Trust Seal, sites can place a free trust badge on their site, which when clicked displays the trust ranking of the site.
The importance of a good trust result, displayed visibly, will not escape any owner of an e-commerce or online service provider. Read More

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