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If you visit many websites online, almost every websites nowadays has RSS feeds – Really Simple Syndication. RSS feeds are very useful to update your web content such as your blogs or articles. It is one of the best ways to get your web content updated and make them available for the readers.

This means your readers will keep updated when there is something new about your websites. Additionally, it is based on XML(extensible markup language) format. Using this format, that will make it very easy to spread to all over the web.

What You Can Gain from RSS Feeds
By using RSS Feeds, both search engines spiders and users are able to read updated information from your website in a very easy way. Consequently, this will result on getting good ranking in search engines. Even better, this helps you to update your web content very easily when there is no extra work needed at your part. With this ability, RSS feeds help you to get more traffic and backlinks from it if you keep updating with good and quality articles, blogs, or posts for your readers.

As everybody knows, RSS feeds are useful for blogs or articles. When you use RSS feeds, it is one of the best ways to promote your blogs online. And when more people subscribe to your blogs, your blogs will get better exposure on the online world as spiders check routinely if your website content is updated constantly using RSS.

Besides, RSS offers you another effective way to deliver your blogs or articles or newsletters to subscribers. Why? It is because some people are already annoyed to subscribe and receive email newsletters since they’d like to avoid spam. However, they are still okay to subscribe to newsletter, articles, or blogs supplied by RSS feeds. So, it’s time for you now to set up RSS feeds for your website.

How to Receive those Benefits
To get you receive all the benefits mentioned above, it is very simple. You just need to submit your RSS feed to many popular and well-known directories with high traffic for better performance because many people visit them. When there are many people visiting them, there are greater possibility of people subscribing and reading your RSS feeds.  To find these directories, have no worry as there are many directories that accept RSS Feeds. You’ll get your readers from those.

There is no time to wait any longer if you want to succeed in online world. Set your RSS feeds now!

Previously, I talked about possible federal crime that might happen in online world, especially when you do not really pay attention to TOS you agree during registering an account in a website. Today, I’d like to discuss about another crime that also grows in online world, Cybersquatting – involving trademark infringement/violation.

Cybersquatting is actually also recognized as domain squatting, which is the act of registering or using a domain name owned by another party (person or organization) with bad intention to profit from the already well-known trademark. The cybersquatter usually tries to sell the domain to the person or company who owns the trademark at an inflated price (the prices are a lot higher).

What Are The Cybersquatters’ Strategies?
The first tactic is known as typosquatting – registering various domain names under popular trademarked names. Or, if the domain names have been registered, cybersquatters will wait until the domains have expired and if the owner doesn’t directly register yet, they will register the domain names so that the domain names become theirs.

Besides, cybersquatters also have another techniques called name-jacking – purchasing any famous individual’s name as second level domain names. And then, they will set up a website that allows them to capitalize on any searches done for that name. That means everytime internet browsers search for that name, they will find the cybersquatters’ website.

Usually this can happen to well-known people such as famous doctors, lawyers, financial professionals, actors, actresses, singers, or even real estate agents; whose jobs usually require interaction with the public in general. Why? It is because their potential clients will do some research on the internet about them before trying to contact them to do some business or jobs.

So, if the famous names have been name-jacked, when cybersquatters purchase a domain like for example, the website will appear at the top lists of any searches for those famous people. This is clearly smart but cunning strategy because name-jacking is a very low cost traffic strategy and it will reduce the traffic to the name owner ‘s real website too.

How to Deal with These Cybersquatters?
Cybersquatting has been a common phenomenon in the internet. However, there have been some laws to take care of these cybersquatting issues. One of those is Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), which was legalized in November 1999. This ACPA inlcudes a policy in which cybersquatters must pay fine up to $100,000 for each domain name to be found under violation.

Besides, there is also Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP) process that was developed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). With this policy, cybersquatters are assigned charge up to $2,000 to $3,000 in costs and fees around $10,000 or more. Usually, they will choose this one cause it sounds quicker and cheaper.

Not only that, there is also the international United Nations copyright agency called WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) that has been founded since 1999 – providing an arbitration system that allows the trademark holders to attempt to claim a squatted site.

With these policies, they will help us to fight with these cybersquatters for violating our trademarks and copyrights. So, let’s protect what we own with the best effort from now on as these cases keep growing in number and will keep doing so if we do not do something about them.


Hello There! Just few months ago, we improved our affiliate program by perfecting the commission payout scheme. Do you still remember what that is? If it is almost out of our memory, the best thing to do now is to refresh the idea once again.

Recapping – our earlier Affiliate Program allowed commission payout after the new customers from the sales made by our affiliates confirmed to us that they did buy through the affiliates’ websites. However, we found that it is too hassling for our affiliates who’ve spent their time and provided some space for us in their websites to promote our products and services.

That is why we tweaked the scheme much better. No more confirmation needed from the new customers for affiliates to receive their commissions. Right after 45 days of the sales date, affiliates’ commissions of 25% from total web hosting sales are directly cashed out (minimumly $10) to affiliate PayPal account.

What More Have We Improved Recently to Move a Step Further?
Continuing from what we did to improve our Affiliate Program, we have now used the latest version of our Affiliate tracking tool, to ensure that everything runs perfect for our affiliates. Yes, we happily announce that we have upgraded our Affiliate tracking tool (IdevAffiliate) into version 6, with better features and reliability.

With version 6, affiliates can have better marketing features and more accurate statistics about commission and traffic statistics generated from the affiliates’ websites. The marketing features are also complete and help the affiliates to be able to generate sales better, meaning that to get them more commissions from the sales.

The marketing features include the various attractive banners with various designs and sizes that affiliates can use and place in their websites to attract more potential buyers to purchase Host Department products from their websites. The step is really easy as they just need to copy and paste the banners’ html codes in their websites.

There are also text ads that contain influencing words about Host Department quality products. Using these text ads, affiliates will be able to advertise our products with the right and suitable marketing words. Affiliates can copy and paste the text ads linking codes to integrate in their websites.

Additionally, there are also email templates that affiliates can use to offer Host Department products to their friends, families, or relatives. We have provided the right templates for affiliates to use if they’d like to offer our products to people they know through emails.

With these features included, IdevAffiliate 6 will be the most powerful and helpful tracking software for affiliates to be able to achieve more sales and commissions. So what are you waiting for? With better tool provided and huge amount of commission offered, joining Host Department Affiliate Program will be a success for you.


Internet has been quite a big part of our life. Almost everything in this world can be done through the internet – work, study, money transfer, worldwide communication, friends making, file download (songs or movies), searching information, or even religious things.

Nowadays, people can’t get rid of this technology to do their daily stuffs as there are uncountable number of websites that can facilitate them. Everyday, or maybe every hours or even every second, there are internet users who sign up in websites they need for their own purposes.

In each of these websites, I am sure you must have noticed they have their own Terms of Services (TOS) for you to agree with before you can finally succeed to register an account. Nevertheless, how many people do you think really read carefully every point in the TOS before they tick the “I agree” box?

Furthermore, for those who do not read, do you think they know how far the consequences can be when they violate any point in the TOS? Ticking the “I agree” box can be very simple and sound nothing but, what do you think will be done when the violation comes to happen?

The consequences can be big or small, depending on how bad the effect is. For example, I am sure most of you have heard about the case of MySpace TOS violation, which led to the suicide of nearly 14 years old innocent teen in 2006. This has been one of the most famous cyber crime cases, done by Lori Drew (who was 47 at that time) to Megan Meier (who was nearly 14 at that time).

It happened that Lori used a fake MySpace ID to bully Megan, depressing her psychologically. Lori firstly started to flatter Megan to attract her by sending her messages as Josh Evans, a cute boy in MySpace. Then, after few weeks, this “Josh Evans” turned into an evil guy who kept sending Megan nasty messages, hurt her psychologically, which then led to her suicide. You can see the details here.

This is violating one of MySpace Terms of Service, which clearly stated that people must be “truthful and accurate”. This case then led to lawful action as it is against the federal law of the United States too, about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

The point of this example is that violating the TOS of any websites can be very devastating. Terms of Service are created by websites to ensure that everything in the service goes in the right way and the users do not abuse the service for their own purposes. It is not aimed to put difficulties on the users. Instead, it is created to make sure that the service is used properly for everyone’s own good.

Unfortunately, the main issue is that violating TOS sounds common and usual for users as most of them never really care to read it thoroughly. People think that reading the TOS fully is just a waste of time and effort. And this is how all simple to huge violations take place and go wrong.

Internet users actually should read everything written in the Terms of Service so that they know how they must use the service properly. Most Terms of Service are based on the US federal law (if the service is in the US). They are made because they are important and people who use the website’s service must know what to do and what not to do when they register to prevent any unexpected circumstances.

If internet users care for this and are eager to spend little of their valuable time to read, there will be no violation against the Terms of Service, or at least the number is not as much as it is. Furthermore, there will be no or less violation to the federal law too regarding cyber crime. Even further, there will be also no or at least less federal crime done by internet users. So, it’s now the time for us to be more aware…


Email marketing campaigns have been very popular nowadays in promoting your company updates, new products, and new services to your subscribers. You send newsletters to their emails whenever you need to so they will keep updated to what’s going on with you.

However, do you really think it is now still easy to get through your subscribers’ emails when there have been spam filters to protect their inboxes from spam emails? Telling you the truth, it is not. Email spam filters are able to consider your emails as spams just by concluding from the words you use in your email marketing campaigns.

This means there are words you must pay attention carefully in composing your emails to your subscribers as they can trigger spam filters to block the emails right away before reaching the inbox. What are the words and how to avoid this situation?

In your email marketing campaigns, here are some words that you absolutely must pay attention to if you consider using them. They include – reverses aging (3.37), hidden assets (3.28), stop snoring (3.26), free investment (3.19), dick up dirt on friends (3.12), stock disclaimer statement (3.04), Multi Level Marketing (3.01), compare rates (2.83), cable converter (2.75), claims you can be removed from the list (2.70), removes wrinkles (2.69), compete for your business (2.57), free installation (2.51), free grant money (2.50), auto email removal (2.36), collect child support (2.33), free leads (2.29), amazing stuff (2.26), tells you it’s an ad (2.21), cash bonus (2.20), promise you …! (2.15), claims to be in accordance with some spam law (2.11), search engine listings (2.09), free preview (2.07), credit bureaus (2.03), no investment (2.01),  and serious cash (2.00).

Even the number keeps increasing and the spam words keep add up further and more. You can check more suspected spam words list here. To solve these triggering words issue, there are few things you can do about it.

Choose the right words selection
Be sure to prioritize on keeping your newsletters the most professional they can be! Spam filters analyze emails by the words used. So this means, you need to avoid using words that are very heavy spam trigger keywords.

Make a Good Formatting
You must keep your email formatting simple and professional. For example, don’t use too many different colors, fonts, sizes, or images as this will result to spam filtering. So, it is better to have your email clean. Just use 2 or 3 different fonts and sizes and that will be enough.

Use Consistent Newsletter Template

In creating your newsletters, you better have a template if you send newsletters routinely, like let’s say once a month, which is an acceptable frequency to send newsletters. By using template, it will ensure that your newsletters have its own style as they have the same look and feel. If your email newsletters have the same style, it will help you to avoid spam filter system. Additionally, it will provide you with professionalism and good branding to your newsletters.

Provide Unsubscribe and Contact Information
Remember to provide a way for the readers unsubscribe in the newsletters you send as if you don’t,  it is considered illegal in some countries, which is also an instant sign of spam. You must include any contact information, either phone, fax, or address, to show the confidence  of your email and company too. This contact information is useful in case there is any potential customer who’d like to contact you.

Do Mailing Test before You Send

The last step to ensure that your emails do not enter spam filters is by testing it first before you finally send them. For example, you can try to send the newsletters first to some email accounts  of yours with spam filters. If the newsletters do not go to inbox and are sent to junk folder, that means your email newsletters still have things to fix first before you can send them to your subscribers and you have to solve it.

So, starting from now on, you can ensure that your email marketing campaigns work perfectly without having to be restricted by the spam filtering system.