Category Archives: My Opinion

Ransomware

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ransomwareUnderstanding and Dealing With Ransomware

Ransomware is a form of malware that inhibits a user from accessing personal files, opening specific programs or operating their computer altogether until an amount of money is paid to have functionality return. The parallels this process has with that of kidnapping helped this variety of malware earn its moniker. Theoretically, the operators of the ransomware will remove the restrictions on the victim’s computer once the ransom is paid. This is not always the case, however, and more often than not a ransomware operator will simply abandon the process after receiving their money.

Kudos to ParkingCrew.com

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I have been really annoyed by referrer spam messing up my stats and did a post  explaining how to keep it off of your sites but parking stats still remained a problem.  I expressed this to ParkingCrew.com and I guess I wasn’t the only one! I was excited to log in to ParkingCrew.com and see this notice:

Did They Read My Email

Did They Read My Email?

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I NEED to Know if Anyone Opened the Email I Sent?

The Radicati Group reported that more than 1.9 billion people were using email to communicate in 2009. That number has risen significantly over the years, and the growing number has caused hundreds of email service providers to emerge. Businesses, legal organizations, family members and loved ones send electronic mail to each other for a variety of reasons. Such people may use email to:

Copyright – What Does It Mean

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Copyright InfoCopyright Guide

For any creative or intellectual work to be protected by copyright law, it has to be an idea that has been fixed and expressed in some type of medium. It is also imperative that the expression of this idea is original. Originality is most recognized through a modicum of creativity in the manner in which the idea has been expressed. In other words, once a work has been completed and then fixed in some medium through which it can be produced, such as the hard drive of a computer, paper or the cloud, and the work can be classified as original, it can then be copyrighted.

Expiration Dates

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Estate planning capital wills trusts We all know what the expiration dates are on our domains. What we don’t know is when OUR expiration date is.

Sadly, we’ve lost several of our friends in the industry over the last few years. Even sadder is that in almost all cases their portfolios and businesses were left in limbo leaving loved ones to scramble to save or recover lost assets. This applies not only to your death but a serious injury or illness that leaves you unable to take care of business. I thought I’d provide just a small sample of what you should do to protect them.

Perfection is the Enemy of Success

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Is perfection holding you back from success?

Martha Stewart is a self-proclaimed perfectionist. If you have seen her television show or visited her website, you are probably inclined to agree with her. She has made a living off of creating the perfect do-it-yourself crafts, decorations, and party hosting ideas. Although Martha Stewart has found a way to take her perfectionist attitude and turn it into a multi-million dollar business, many other self-proclaimed perfectionists will find that their attitude will only hinder their success in the business world.If you are starting your own company online and building a website to market yourself, having an obsessive need for perfection will work in your favor. Wanting to make sure that every aspect of a project you are working on is free of flaws is a good thing. However, letting insignificant details stop everything dead in its tracks can prevent you from finding real success. Being a perfectionist can hinder your personal growth and prevent you from seeing the big picture.

Top Five Third Party Screenshot Software

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Top Five Third Party Screenshot Software

If you want to make your posts more appealing and readable, you need to use screenshots. This is one of the simplest ways through which you can illustrate facts that would otherwise have been very complicated. However, before you think about using such graphics, you need to choose the right software. Although there are many third party screenshot software options in the markets, you need to understand that some of them may not be what you need. The features should make it possible for you to capture the specific details that you want to illustrate. Here are some of the most popular options that you can use:

Facebook is Testing a New In-App Search Function

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Facebook is Testing a New In-App Search Function. Should Google be Worried?

Have you ever wished for a simple and efficient way to search for online content that you can easily share on your Facebook mobile app. As the situation currently stands, sharing a digital photo taken with a smartphone and adding a message and some emoji is pretty easy, but the same cannot be said about adding context from the World Wide Web. On most mobile devices, sharing a link on Facebook is anything but easy.

Domain Investor vs Cybersquatter

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When the 2012 election came around an interesting story came out about a young man named Peter Crowley. Following the 2008 election, Mr. Crowley purchased domain names of those he felt could make up the next Republican ticket. Among them were www.RomneyRyan.com It wasa combination of brilliance, foresight, and a bit of cash. Now it was time to get paid. After all, these politicians pay so much money for ads, travel, and wardrobes that surely they’d cough up at least several thousand dollars for the website domain of the ticket, right? It didn’t  go that way, but that’s the risk with any investment.Unfortunately, some felt that Mr. Crowley was a cyber squatter, which would have been unethical, trying to take advantage of someone’s brand for his own gain, as opposed to a domain investor, who takes risks by investing in unowned – and potentially worthless – domain names.The key is to know the difference so that you do not fall into the trap of being a squatter, a legal area that is now in the grey area, but an ethical issue that is easy to define.

Stop or Block Referrer Spam

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Stop or Block Referrer Spam

Lately, many website owners and online space operators have been facing an onslaught of referrer spam. For the newly initiated, referrer spam is pseudo traffic from bots, or automatic scripts, that generate a fake or inauthentic referral link. If the referrer spam is “successful”, the pseudo traffic will make the spam domain appear in your website’s analytics, hopefully encouraging you to visit.

Referral Spam – A Big Problem

Many website operators and online space owners dislike having their site analytics contaminated with fake, false or corrupt data. Besides affecting the purity of site analytics and working to better understand the user experience, dealing with referral spam can take a lot of time. Referrer spam has the potential to cause lasting harm to your Google SERP rankings, potentially meaning a damaging loss of revenue.