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1.Comparison Shopping on Your Cell Phone
How often do you find something at a store and wonder how much cheaper you could get it online? Now you don't have to wonder--you can call 1-888-FRU-SHOP. That's the number for Frucall, a first-of-its-kind price-comparison shopping service currently in Beta. ...
[Added: 08 Apr 2006   Hits: 433   Words: 474]

2.Residential Property Flipping and Real Estate Today
The twenty-first century has given real estate a whole bunch of new household words, from ARM to interest-only mortgage (OK, that's three words, but you get the idea). Increasingly, one of the most-mentioned words in real estate is "flipping." No longer just something Marcia Brady does with her ...
[Added: 22 Mar 2006   Hits: 465   Words: 907]

3.Used Auto Warranty Warning: Beware Dealer-Issued Extended Auto Warranty Coverage
Buying a used car? You need an extended auto warranty to protect you from expensive surprises down the road. But be careful when your dealer tries to sell you used auto extended warranty coverage. Usually, ...
[Added: 25 Feb 2006   Hits: 614   Words: 706]

4.Credit Card Merchant Service: Easy, Cheap and Necessary
Your online business needs to accept credit cards. That's true whether your business is the next ebay or you're just selling your old collectibles on ebay. You're simply holding your business back if you don't accept the payment method of choice of the internet. Sadly, ...
[Added: 10 Jan 2006   Hits: 424   Words: 809]

5.SEO Outbound Link Relevance
You know search engines evaluate a site based primarily on the links going to it (inbound links). The PageRank of the sites on which the inbound links are located, and the anchor text of the ...
[Added: 22 Dec 2005   Hits: 432   Words: 802]

6.VOIP Small Business/Home Business Advantage
Small businesses, home-based businesses, and self-employed individuals have been turning to internet telephone service (also called broadband phone or VOIP) in droves. What is the attraction? As a self-employed, telecommuting, small-business-owning freelance writer, I can ...
[Added: 08 Dec 2005   Hits: 744   Words: 718]

7.Wedding Planning on the Web
Planning a wedding? Whether you're a wedding planning pro or a do-it-yourself bride, I know one thing you don't: you aren't using the web enough. The web has become the dominant way to shop for electronics, travel, cars, ...
[Added: 30 Nov 2005   Hits: 493   Words: 681]

8.IT Networks: How to Argue for a Bigger Budget
IT network managers have to fight the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" mindset to win resources. With computer networks, that mindset is dangerously complacent. IT networks will keep pumping data until they die or let in hackers. Here are ...
[Added: 21 Nov 2005   Hits: 401   Words: 557]

9.Used Cars: "Certified" No Substitute for Extended Warranties
Thinking about a used car extended warranty? Nervous about what's under the hood? Used car dealers are feeling your pain all the way to the bank. In an ironic twist, "pre-owned vehicle" dealers have found a way to profit from their bad reputation. ...
[Added: 20 Nov 2005   Hits: 347   Words: 941]

10.Web Content Mass + Keyword Optimization + Links = SEO
How does web content really affect SEO? It's often said that the answer is simply that content does not affect SEO very much–it's all about more technical issues. Yet a website's content still plays an enormous and fairly direct role in ...
[Added: 02 Nov 2005   Hits: 385   Words: 925]

11.SEO Duplicate Web Content Penalty Myth Exploded
The "duplicate content penalty" myth is one of the biggest obstacles I face in getting web professionals to embrace reprint content. The myth is that search engines will penalize a site if much of its content is also on other websites. Clarification: there is ...
[Added: 27 Oct 2005   Hits: 401   Words: 938]

12.Web Content (Mass + Keywords) + Links = SEO
Of course, the whole goal of the search engines' ranking schemes is precisely to deliver good, relevant content to users. The mechanism for how search engines select and reward good, relevant content is essentially just a technical ...
[Added: 25 Oct 2005   Hits: 404   Words: 932]

13.Adware And The Case Against Bundled Software
Bundling software applications together is a practice much abused by purveyors of adware. The potential for sneaking unwanted software into a bundle of desirable software is obvious. The benefits of bundling software aren't so obvious. Isn't it time to consider dumping the practice of bundling software altogether? Bundled ...
[Added: 24 Oct 2005   Hits: 314   Words: 410]

14.Is now a good time to sell your home?
If you own a home in a real estate boom market, you are probably richer now than you ever thought you could be–on paper. Even if your house is in a real estate market that's rising more modestly, you may still be feeling pretty flush–on ...
[Added: 17 Oct 2005   Hits: 400   Words: 865]

15.Real Estate: Mark Twain's Case for Investing in the Bay Area & Other "Bubble" Markets
Mark Twain took a long-term and somewhat philosophical look not only at life but real estate. Looking through Mark Twain's eyes, there's a strong case for continuing to invest in tight real estate markets such as Bay Area real ...
[Added: 17 Oct 2005   Hits: 349   Words: 574]

16.San Francisco Real Estate: Buyer's Market? Seller's Market? Both?
San Francisco real estate, one of the USA's supposedly "frothiest" real estate markets, is no longer an instant jackpot for sellers–now it's just a jackpot. Buyers, though still facing high prices, now have enough time to actually think an offer over before making it. ...
[Added: 17 Oct 2005   Hits: 401   Words: 568]

17.Business Web Content Writing Success: Scan-Ability
Scan-ability is a measured, objective, scientifically proven criterion of successful written web content. While making content easier for users to scan rather than read word-for-word involves a number of factors, simply re-structuring web content into sections and ...
[Added: 09 Oct 2005   Hits: 342   Words: 912]

18.Need a Website? You Have 3 Options
When it comes to building a website, most individuals and small business owners think you either have to do it yourself or hire someone to do it. Web builder software is often the better option for this group by far. ...
[Added: 07 Oct 2005   Hits: 324   Words: 555]

19.Adware: How to Beat the Sneakiest Software
Promoters of adware, software that shows advertising on a user's computer, use some cunning tricks to get you to install their software on your machine. Here's what to look out for. Adware ...
[Added: 03 Oct 2005   Hits: 382   Words: 658]

20.Adware: Are Your Business's Computers Secure?
Adware, software dedicated to displaying advertising, can really slow down any business that depends on computers. Adware promoters use some cunning tricks to get you to install their software on your machine. Here's what to look out for. Adware is, by definition, something ...
[Added: 03 Oct 2005   Hits: 306   Words: 725]

21.Dry Skin Care Quiz
Most people who think they know all about dry skin, chapped skin, chafing, redness and other signs of skin dehydration really don't. Take this quiz to make sure you know who your skin's enemies are. The answers are located at the end of the quiz. 1. What is ...
[Added: 01 Oct 2005   Hits: 334   Words: 509]

22.Skin Care Tips: Online Product Shopping Check List
There are so many good skin care products online, you'd be missing out if you didn't look into buying your products via the web. But, as with everything on the web, it's buyer beware: there's ...
[Added: 30 Sep 2005   Hits: 374   Words: 569]

23.Need A Website? You Have 3 Options
When it comes to building a website, most individuals and small business owners think you either have to do it yourself or hire someone to do it. Web builder software is often the better option for this ...
[Added: 29 Sep 2005   Hits: 315   Words: 554]

24.Home Skin Care Tips: Emily's Smart Move
Thinking about home skin care but worried about looking like Tammy Faye? Read this real-world scenario of how one person found home care tips for skin online to become beautiful. Ever wonder how some people manage to do all their skin care at home, without the expensive skin care ...
[Added: 29 Sep 2005   Hits: 309   Words: 824]

25.The $10,000 Credit Card Challenge
Thinking about conquering your mountain of debt but too scared even to give your debt much thought? Read this real-world scenario of how one person erased $10,000 of credit card debt within a few years. Ever wonder how some people deep in credit card debt manage ...
[Added: 29 Sep 2005   Hits: 347   Words: 1001]

26.Affordable Paintings: Art Prints Buying Guide
The fastest way to bring beauty and style to a room is to put up prints of beautiful paintings. Here's what you should consider: Painting Prints Price Range: Expect to pay somewhere in the neighborhood of $50-$500 for an unframed print--anything less than $50 is ...
[Added: 28 Sep 2005   Hits: 332   Words: 488]

27.Credit Counseling Services Checklist
There are credit counseling agencies that rescue people from the deepest financial holes. There are also credit counseling agencies that just shovel in more dirt. How do you tell them apart? by Joel Walsh Signs of a Reliable Credit Counseling Agency __Better Business Bureau Membership The service's website ...
[Added: 28 Sep 2005   Hits: 412   Words: 553]

28.90s Web Design: A Nostalgic Look Back
A nostalgic look back at 90s web design, and a warning to anyone whose website is an accidental anachronism. Remember the days when every PC was beige, every website had a little Netscape icon on the homepage, ...
[Added: 28 Sep 2005   Hits: 365   Words: 1041]

29.Using Art Prints With A Minimalist Home Decor
Most decorators traditionally recommend a minimalist décor for many spaces, particularly small spaces such as apartments and guest houses. Unfortunately, many people believe that this means that the walls should be kept completely bare for a minimalist décor to ...
[Added: 27 Sep 2005   Hits: 320   Words: 804]

30.Website Buying Guide Checklist
Can you really get a website even without knowing anything about code, and without paying a fortune? Find out. The days when websites were primarily distinguished by their code are long gone. Nowadays, the web is a true publishing medium that ...
[Added: 27 Sep 2005   Hits: 315   Words: 625]

31.Your Credit Card Payment Is Rising: Warning & Tips
Summary: Did you know your minimum credit card payment is rising? A new government program working to get Americans out of credit card debt is pushing credit card issuers to raise minimum monthly payments. Will you ...
[Added: 26 Sep 2005   Hits: 376   Words: 1081]

32.Art Prints For Home Decorating
With the new craze for interior decorating inspired by "home makeover" television programs, more and more people are tempted to hire a professional decorator, even if they can't afford one. Simplicity: the Art of Home Decorating If you're thinking about breaking the bank for the ...
[Added: 26 Sep 2005   Hits: 330   Words: 572]

33.Do The Media Spread Computer Viruses?
Summary: Could the mass media hype about computer viruses actually make the problem worse? If you believe what you hear in the media, there are an awful lot of viruses going around. No, I'm not talking about the make-you-sick kind ...
[Added: 14 Sep 2005   Hits: 294   Words: 859]

34.Does Your PC Have Worms?
Worms aren't just for dogs anymore. Find out how to inoculate your computer against these nasty parasites. What Are Worms? Worms are descended from viruses and are even nastier. Just as ever stronger doses of ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005   Hits: 302   Words: 635]

35.The Spyware That Shagged Me
[Teaser]There may be a spy hiding on your computer, and it's not a spy that loves you. Find out how to spot spyware and keep from getting shagged.[Teaser] With spyware's costing the world billions of dollars in computer damage, identity theft, and ...
[Added: 08 Sep 2005   Hits: 297   Words: 741]

36.Adware Installation Stealth Tactics
When adware can't trick you into installing it, it often resorts to a secretive invasion. Find out how to defend yourself. Adware Installation Stealth Tactic 1: Expensive Freebie • How it works: adware may get installed with so-called free software without ...
[Added: 05 Sep 2005   Hits: 282   Words: 501]

37.Malware: Computing's Dirty Dozen
It seems that no sooner do you feel safe turning on your computer than you hear on the news about a new kind of internet security threat. Usually, the security threat is some kind of malware (though the ...
[Added: 02 Sep 2005   Hits: 341   Words: 877]

38.Crouching Trojan, Hidden Malware
Trojans are not just more dangerous than computer viruses, they're stealthier, too. Find out where they hide. Minions of an evil master lurk in your hard drive, crouching in your system registry, ready to pounce. What Is a Trojan? The word "Trojan" is a mystery to most ...
[Added: 31 Aug 2005   Hits: 260   Words: 518]

39.Medical Collections True Tale: A Dental Debt Deadbeat
Medical collections are costing doctors millions. Here are the secrets of why patients don’t always pay their bills, from a real-life deadbeat. With medical collections costing doctors millions upon millions of dollars in unpaid bills and collection fees, many people have just one question: Who are these people who ...
[Added: 09 Aug 2005   Hits: 290   Words: 760]

40.Writing A Business Website Sales/Marketing FAQ
Everyone on the web thinks they can write a FAQ. But then why are so many FAQs so lacking? How often have you read a FAQ and thought, "that didn't tell me anything I needed to know!"? Two Worst FAQ Writing Faux Pas * Many ...
[Added: 06 Aug 2005   Hits: 258   Words: 483]

41.Small Business Debt Collection Law Cheat Sheet
In your small business debt collection laws will eventually become important, as your debt grows and some clients do not pay. To collect small business debts legally, you must first send a written notice that collections have begun, within five days of ...
[Added: 03 Aug 2005   Hits: 317   Words: 555]

42.Grow Your B2B Small Business Without Marketing
Summary: Want to grow your business-to-business small business without chasing after new clients? Expand with new value-added services that complement your existing offering. Find out how. If you have a business-to-business small business, some of your clients inevitably will go out of business, get bought ...
[Added: 03 Aug 2005   Hits: 275   Words: 778]

43.Business Website Content Theft: 3 Myths
Web content theft is bad, but is it as bad as you think? Myth 1. Web Content Theft & Other Internet Copyright Violations Are Hard to Pursue. At least for written content, search engines make internet copyright violations easier to find and pursue than violations in print. ...
[Added: 27 Jul 2005   Hits: 306   Words: 315]

44.Dog Agility Training
Without agility, the most muscular person in the world couldn't win a fight against a fifth-grader. But did you know that for a dog agility is possibly even more important? With so many of a dog's happiest moments spent running, jumping, catching, ...
[Added: 27 Jul 2005   Hits: 296   Words: 504]

45.Payday Advance Loans: Use Wisely
Ever wonder how some people manage to take out expensive payday advance loans and still come out on top financially? It’s not easy, but it is certainly possible. This is the story of Emily, one person who used a payday advance loan ...
[Added: 27 Jul 2005   Hits: 314   Words: 802]

46.Bad-Credit Car Loans Are Possible
Bad-credit car loans may not be easy to find, but if you need a car, they are worth it. Bad-credit car loans carry a higher risk to the lender, so the borrower must pay a higher than usual interest ...
[Added: 27 Jul 2005   Hits: 268   Words: 787]

47.Small Business Debt Collections Law Trap
When someone owes your small business money, you certainly feel like a victim. But did you know that if you aren't careful, you could break the law by trying to get the money back? How to Break a ...
[Added: 27 Jul 2005   Hits: 306   Words: 596]

48.Small Business Collection Agencies Get You Paid
If you're like many small business owners, the mountain of debt you accumulated during startup might have been enough to make you worry about collection agencies every time you answered the phone. But your feelings toward collection agencies are eventually going to change, if ...
[Added: 27 Jul 2005   Hits: 265   Words: 337]

49.Legal Debt Collection For Local Businesses
If a customer owes your local business money, it's hard not to feel angry, like you want to do anything possible to get your money back. But the days of going all out to collect on a debt over. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, designed to ...
[Added: 26 Jul 2005   Hits: 160   Words: 561]

50.Business Web Advertising Landing Page Template
If you're running an online advertising campaign such as Google Adwords or Overture (Yahoo! Search Advertising), you should make sure your visitor lands on a page that follows through on what the advertisement promised. If someone cannot find what they are looking for ...
[Added: 26 Jul 2005   Hits: 192   Words: 978]


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