When "inexpensive" isn't cheap enough.

Written by Bob King

Let's face it; most people who journal or blog do not do it forrepparttar money.

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It's my ambition that it will do much more, but long before profit, there must be content.

What if you simply cannot affordrepparttar 131739 twenty to thirty dollars a month it takes to get a great interface? Or what if you simply don't haverepparttar 131740 knowledge or time to set one up? What good does it do you to have a host that can run perl and php if you haven'trepparttar 131741 vaguest idea what those things mean? What if you just want to write, or share pictures?

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I've been using Bravenet resources for several months now, because it allows me to avoid incurring further costs and lets me get experimental. It's a trade-off, of course. The ads detract fromrepparttar 131745 professionalism I'd prefer. But unlike other "No-Cost" solutions, Bravenet is scalable and upgradeable to meetrepparttar 131746 highest standards.

I've never once been able to set up an eCard interface. I've tried, and there seems to be a jinx. Even when they work, they take up space and eat up my bandwidth.

Now, I don't want to be a one-stop-shoppe for e-cards. I don't want to devote that sort of time to it. I don't need thousands or even hundreds of cards.

My eCards are items of whimsy, little bits of commentary, often topical and possibly intended as a companion to an article of mine. Because I use this service, I don't HAVE to think commercially. If I change my mind, I DON'T have to change my solution - I simply hand themrepparttar 131747 price they ask. Since that price includes all hosting and software and traffic overhead, it's damn reasonable. I can even pay to have their branding removed.

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Search Engine Optimization 101- How to Educate Your Costumer

Written by Julio Ferreira

We all know how hard it is to get through some clients’ headsrepparttar importance of a well done SEO, specially when they have a web designer onrepparttar 131736 other side trying to sellrepparttar 131737 coolest website on earth. Of course I have nothing against cool, when it’s done SEO friendly,repparttar 131738 problem is finding web designers that know what that means! Dealing straight withrepparttar 131739 costumers, I have felt that using some very straightforward analogies and patiently teachingrepparttar 131740 client inrepparttar 131741 simplest way possible, not only brings them closer to you, but makes them realizerepparttar 131742 real importance of SEO. In many instances, itrepparttar 131743 information we give them won’t berepparttar 131744 most technically accurate, but it will berepparttar 131745 easiest way for them to understand.

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Having a website which is not seen is as good as having a beautiful brochure locked in a drawer. It may sound kind of obvious, butrepparttar 131747 main reason to have a web presence is so it is seen! A website can serve as a virtual brochure, where you tell your client, “Oh, byrepparttar 131748 way, visit our site…”, or it can be a virtual salesman, bringing in new business, increasing revenue, becoming a real division ofrepparttar 131749 company. As important asrepparttar 131750 beauty and “coolness” ofrepparttar 131751 site can seem,repparttar 131752 number one consideration to have is “How are people going to find my site?”. The answer is simple: 80% of all web traffic comes from search engines (i.e. Google, Yahoo, Lycos, etc.). However, this is where it gets complicated:repparttar 131753 web has an estimated 4.28 billion websites (according to Google director for search quality, Peter Norvig), and all of them want to be seen, hencerepparttar 131754 search engine’s so called spiders, mechanisms that “crawl” throughrepparttar 131755 websites reading and “ranking” them. The spiders’ task is to evaluaterepparttar 131756 site through a series of standards, andrepparttar 131757 sites that meetrepparttar 131758 highest number of these criterions will be placed higher onrepparttar 131759 search engine results.

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