The Power of Topical Search Engines

Written by S. Housley

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Advertisers will also flock to search portals that are industry-specific, as they appreciaterepparttar unique benefit of reaching a very targeted audience who have a higher likelihood of purchasing their product or service.

Considerrepparttar 135688 niche search engine, Alarm Tools - . The traffic this portal attracts will be of significant interest to manufacturers of security equipment or emergency supplies. Imaginerepparttar 135689 targeted traffic that an alarm company could receive from a link inrepparttar 135690 above search directory.

Comtemplaterepparttar 135691 quality traffic a financial planner could glean from an RSS search directory focussed on finance and investing at .

Locating topic-specific search engines is not all that difficult. Consider usingrepparttar 135692 resources provided by Search Engine Watch, Web Search Engines, and Search Engine Guide to locate engines that are topic-specific:

Search Engine Watch - Web Search Engines - Search Engine Guide -

Qualified 'clickers' or interested buyers is what it is all about; whether you are selling a product or advertising,repparttar 135693 more targetedrepparttar 135694 trafficrepparttar 135695 betterrepparttar 135696 fit. As an advertiser, consider topic- specific search engines. As an online marketer, consider creating a niche search portal, asrepparttar 135697 market is ripe.

About the Author: Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll software for creating, editing, publishing RSS feeds and podcasts. In addition Sharon manages marketing for NotePage a wireless text messaging software company.

Cable vs DSL

Written by Bradley James

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What about Price and Quality of Service?

There is more to discuss here besidesrepparttar speed ofrepparttar 135565 connections. Take price for one. Cable and DSL connections are both going to be more expensive than dial-up. But, DSL seems to berepparttar 135566 cheaper ofrepparttar 135567 two atrepparttar 135568 moment. You can get a good DSL internet connection for about $35 - $45 per month. Cable modem will cost you about $45 or $50 (this price may be included in a cable TV package). These prices, however, are really close and they change almost from month to month.

DSL is nice because you can talk onrepparttar 135569 phone and be online atrepparttar 135570 same time. In addition, business-level DSL service provides guaranteed data rates, so your connection speed is never a surprise. Onrepparttar 135571 other hand, DSL speed tends to decreaserepparttar 135572 further you are away fromrepparttar 135573 data center, and it is typically not as widely available as Cable. Cable speeds are not dependent on distance fromrepparttar 135574 data center, and is occasionally cheaper than DSL when included in a cable TV rate. A cable modem, however, may require costly professional installation, and there may exists some limitations on downloads and uploads. All of these factors should be taken into consideration when choosing either broadband service.

Bradley James is a senior editor at, a website containing many helpful consumer electronics review articles. For more information on dsl and cable technology, please visit our Cable vs DSL webpage.

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