Webxites and Search Engine Marketing

Written by Ratliff J

If you don't have a well designed business Web site then you are missing out on a large segment of potential customers. Much like your business cards and other promotional material, your Web site has a significant impact on how you and your business are perceived. When a Web site is easy to use, well-designed and has well written compelling content it has a positive effect on visitor impressions, and your credibility as a business.

Often small businesses look into getting a website only to realize "Uh oh! This is not as easy as it looks". With hosting, design, domain names, web marketing, and many other complicated technologies, designing an effective Web site can be a daunting task. On top of that, it's also difficult to confirm whetherrepparttar money you are spending is worthwhile. Even, if you hire a web designer to build a website how do you know thatrepparttar 131594 work done is what you paid for?

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Cool Websites Everyone Should Bookmark

Written by Jim Edwards

Often I find websites that offer interesting, innovative, or just plain cool stuff that doesn't quite rate a stand- alone article, but several of them together will get you jumping all over your computer to check them out.

** Copyright Thieves Beware **

A free service at www.copyscape.com allows you to see if anyone out onrepparttar Web has copiedrepparttar 131593 text from your website and to what degree.

Just enterrepparttar 131594 url of your webpage, article, or blog post, hitrepparttar 131595 submit button andrepparttar 131596 site will show you if another website contains substantiallyrepparttar 131597 same text as your page.

If you get a hit, then clickrepparttar 131598 links provided to go torepparttar 131599 sites that may have copied you and see highlighted text that matches your site.

The free service onrepparttar 131600 home page only displays 10 results, and if you want to see more, you can pay $10-20 a month andrepparttar 131601 service will monitor your web pages and let you know of everyone who copies them.

A positive use for this tool I thought of for anyone who operates an online business: put in your competitors' url where they displayrepparttar 131602 ads, articles, and other tools they give their affiliates, and see who links to them.

They may have active affiliates posting their content (with permission of course) and you may find some great potential partners to help you promote your business.

Another way you can watch for this type of activity is by signing up for alerts at Google.

Go to http://www.google.com/alerts/ and enter in your name, product title, article title, or some specific keyword combination that would tip you off that someone had taken your stuff (or was posting your competitors' material).

You can then receive an update with links any time Google finds a new reference to your keyword phrase.

** Surf While You Sleep **

One ofrepparttar 131603 disadvantages of surfingrepparttar 131604 web, especially with a 56K modem, involvesrepparttar 131605 fact that your browser doesn't allow you to easily and selectively download content fromrepparttar 131606 World Wide Web.

For anyone who ever experiences this frustration, here comes GetBot torepparttar 131607 rescue!

Available at www.getbot.com, this handy little program allows you to surf individual sites, view allrepparttar 131608 page titles, see allrepparttar 131609 website links, both internal and external, and decide which pictures and pages you want before downloading.

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