Monthly Archives: June 2015

Nofollow Tag Explained

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Word cloud for NofollowNofollow Tag

Search engines have a battery of tools that allow them to rank pages based on relevancy, popularity, and a host of other factors. One of the things they look at is the number of sites that contain outgoing links to a site. Each of these links, unless otherwise designated, functions as a sort of “vote” in favor of the content they are linking to. Sometimes, this is something that webmasters need to keep a tight rein on.Anofollow tag is a simple tool webmasters can use to helpmaintain a finer sense of control over which outgoing links on their sites they allow search engines to crawl. This keeps these links from inadvertently counting as votes in favor of their content. While it was originally used in a page’s meta tag, it can now be applied to original links.Using the nofollow tag is fairly easy. On links thatshouldn’t be crawled, itcan be added as a “rel” attribute:<a href="http://www.somepage.com" rel="nofollow">

All this does is act as a signal that search engines should not crawl this particular link to http://www.somepage.com. Unlike using nofollow in the meta tag, applying it to individual links allows site owners to single out which links should be ignored and which should not. This attribute won’t have any effect on the link’s appearance or behavior to regular site visitors– for all intents and purposes, it’ll appear as any other link on the site.

Email Explained

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Email Explained

How does email work? What’s the difference between POP and IMAP? Why do you need a port number to connect to a mail server? Why do people pretend to be Nigerian princes needing money? Do I need my own mail server or my own email client? This guide will help you better understand these and other issues surrounding email.

WordPress Child Themes Explained

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WordPress Child Themes Explained

The WordPress content management system (CMS) can be installed with a few basic themes included. Across the internet, there are thousands, if not millions, more themes or templates to choose from. When you install the one you want, your site is instantly updated to look the same way and when that theme is updated by the creator, you can easily update your site as well.

This ability is very quick, easy and convenient, but what happens if you have made changes to the theme? Almost 90% of website owners who use WordPress modify some aspect of their site’s template. When you update, those changes will be lost.

Sole Proprietorship

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Sole proprietorshipSole Proprietorship
Sole proprietorship is the most common form of business entity. It is defined as a type of business that is owned by one person and in which there is no legal distinction between that person and the business. There are a number of advantages and disadvantages to this type of business.

A Simple Business

The popularity of this form of business is primarily due to its simplicity. Partnerships and the various types of corporations require a lot more paperwork to get off the ground. Aside from deciding on and registering a name for your business in your state or locality and complying with any basic business licensing requirements in your area, the only thing you need to start a sole proprietorship is an idea and your own drive to succeed. A sole proprietorship, as the name implies, only requires one person to get off the ground, so if it’s just you at this point, then this type of business will be your best option. Technically, many states actually do allow single person corporations, but if you are just starting out, chances are you don’t want to spend limited start-up funds on attorney’s fees to learn the legal ins and outs of incorporating in your state.

Corporations – Should you Incorporate

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Corporation Should you Incorporate
One of the oldest forms of business organization,the existence of corporations predates the United States. In today’s world, a corporation is defined as a type of business that exists as a separate legal entity from those who own and control it. There are a couple different kinds of corporations, and which one is best for your company will vary according to your circumstances.

Different Types of Corporations

Traditional corporations are also known as C corporations. These are what constitute the bulk of really big companies that come to mind when we think of corporations. The company itself is a separate legal entity that is responsible for its own debts and liabilities, and it pays taxes on its earnings. When shareholders receive dividends from the company, they must then report this on their own personal income tax filing. This is a double taxation that plagues the standard corporate business model.

LLC – Limited Liability Company

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Set Up Your LLC Limited Liability Corporation Website Online HelForming an LLC

LLC stands for limited liability company, and it is a type of legal structure for a business. It is a company in which the owners or partners of the LLC personally pay the taxes on the company’s earnings but in whichthe liability of these ownersis limited. In other words, in terms of taxes it is similar to asole proprietorship or a partnership, but as far as liabilityis concerned, it is like a traditional corporation.Advantages of Forming a Business asan LLCAs mentioned in the course of definingan LLC above, one of the biggest advantages is that the owner or partners inan LLC are not personally liable for the debts or liabilities of the company.

Angel Investors

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Find-Angel-Investors-300x200Angel Investors
For anyone wanting to go into business for themselves, there has always been the dream that a wealthy investor would come along and provide the necessary funding. While in many cases that is only a dream, in more and more instances today that dream is becoming a reality thanks to angel investors. Wealthy individuals who are eager to help out the new generation of entrepreneurs, they may be doctors, lawyers, business executives, or other professionals who are looking not only to use their money to help others, but also find a great investment for themselves at the same time. In other words, in exchange for providing funding for a business, angel investors get a piece of the action, so to speak.

Venture Capitalist

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Venture Capital, the NVCA, and Whether It Fits

The energy of a capitalist economy is not driven by the decree of government or a wealthy monarchy, but by the forces of supply and demand. For the entrepreneur trying to find the means to foster and expand the seed of an idea into a fully functioning business, demand alone is insufficient to get the capital into place to build, improve, and bring that idea to fruition as a good or service. A new business needs funding for marketing and production, and a venture capitalist is someone looking to invest in and greatly profit from that need.

DomainAgents.com Announces MarketPlace

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As a current client of DomainAgents.com, I got this email last week and I’m really excited about this one! This looks to be just what we need in our industry. The DomainAgents Team provide decades of experience between them with a stellar reputation of honesty and integrity.  Here is the email with all the details!

We’re writing you today because you have registered domain names with DomainAgents.

As you may have seen from our recent newsletters, DomainAgents has released a major update in the past weeks. The last piece is due to be released this coming Monday, June 1st.

The final exciting stage of the release is a domain name Marketplace. The domain names you have uploaded to DomainAgents will be included automatically in the Marketplace unless you click the link below to opt out.

We will be sending a detailed email detailing the full launch this coming Monday, but as a quick preview specific to the Marketplace:

All ‘Make An Offer’ negotiations through the Marketplace will require the buyer to pay $29.95 to make the initial offer, the buyer will also assume all fees as per normal. You will also still be paid $10 just for engaging in negotiation.