Real Life Internet Evil: Ezula

Written by Richard Lowe

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Here's an analogy. Suppose you were a webmaster and had a product to sell. You spend your good money creating a beautiful brochure which you are going to pass out atrepparttar local mall. The brochure includes some helpful content and some advertisements of your product. You are proud of it because you've put your heart and soul into it's creation and you expect to make a few sales as well.

Now as you walk aroundrepparttar 131924 mall handing out your brochure, some sleazy guy in a trench coat is following you around. Once in a while, as you giverepparttar 131925 brochure to someone, he steps in front of you, takesrepparttar 131926 brochure out of your hands, pulls out a pen and makes a few changes. He crosses out a few words, writes in some new advertisements (along with some "content" to make it seem legitimate), then hands it off torepparttar 131927 person you were giving it to. Worse yet, you don't see this happening and as far as you are concernedrepparttar 131928 end user received your brochure with your ads. Only it's been changed without your knowledge or permission.

You,repparttar 131929 webmaster, have no control over these links. They could be competitors. They could berepparttar 131930 links of pornographic sites (I couldn't find anything onrepparttar 131931 Ezula site which excluded such sites). They could be links to sites which you disagree with for ethical, moral, religious, racial or any number of other reasons. The point is you (the webmaster) have no control overrepparttar 131932 links from YOUR site. Torepparttar 131933 user, these appear to be YOUR links.

In fact, they will be sites of people and companies who are unethical and scummy enough themselves to sink to this level of advertising. They will berepparttar 131934 sites of any company which is willing to shell outrepparttar 131935 cash.

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If you want to help stop this special brand of evil, then you can take some steps yourself. First, don't installrepparttar 131938 product on your computer systems. If you've already installedrepparttar 131939 thing, then immediately uninstall it.

Second, if you do have a problem with this form of scum, then by all means file a report withrepparttar 131940 better business bureau, write an article of your own, send tell your friends and spreadrepparttar 131941 word. You might also send an email torepparttar 131942 advertisers who purchase this "service" (if you installedrepparttar 131943 product you would find out who they are) and inform them of your distaste. Be sure and point out that you will not purchase their products as long as they advertise in this method. The mighty dollar speaks volumes.

Finally, if you are a webmaster, you can addrepparttar 131944 following graphic to your pages, along with a link to

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Is Your Business Running YOU?

Written by Sharon Davis

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While I don't want to run out and start buying every program out there that might save me time, I have broken out ofrepparttar pattern of saying, "I can't". Now I'm asking, "Can I afford not to?"

The benefits of this approach are many. I find that I have more time with my family, less stress, and I again haverepparttar 131922 time to do what I loverepparttar 131923 most....write, research and grow my business.

I'm resolved to keep this from happening again. Here are some things you can do to avoid straying from your path to success:

-Keep things in perspective Write downrepparttar 131924 reasons that you started your business inrepparttar 131925 first place and post them somewhere where you can see them and look at them periodically.

-Prioritize Ask yourself, "Is this reallyrepparttar 131926 best use of my time?" Recognize when you need help and make changes.

-Evaluate Continually look at your processes and ask, "Could there be a better way of doing this?"

-Network Peers are a great source of advice and support. Chances are one of them has been in your situation and will have good advice. Join discussion lists or peer groups that share similar goals and challenges. Research your options and make informed decisions.

Byrepparttar 131927 way,repparttar 131928 client that I lost? He came back. When I contacted him to let him know what I'd been doing to improve my search engine results, he was so impressed with my responsiveness that he placed another order with us.

I got lucky with that one, but I've learned a valuable lesson--- I can't let my business run ME.

Sharon Davis is the owner of 2Work-At-Home.Com, the Editor of the site's monthly ezine, America's Home and mom to two girls. In her spare time she reminisces about what it was like to have spare time. To subscribe to her free ezine, visit

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