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It’s been around a week or two since I wrote my last blog/article here. Sorry that I missed out to provide you with some information. Well anyway, here I am for you again. Today, I will talk about something that is impossible to be unfamiliar for you, social networking sites.

I bet nobody never heard about that before. Many people register an account for many reasons, some of which can be for friendship, networking, and many even get a relationship or marriage from those. However, don’t just think they are only for those. There are even more benefits (or let’s say profits) you can gain from Social Networking sites, in terms of SEO and SEM purposes.

Search Engine Optimization and Marketing Purposes (Benefits and Profits)

SEO has always been a vital and significant issue when you have your own website, especially when your site is critical and important for your business. That means you will try every way to get yourself gaining more traffic (the most important benefits you get for your site, which will lead to profits later).

How? You can use different techniques combination to increase traffic to your website. You can do it by first researching which social networking sites are widely used and then developing a professional looking profile (Remember! Your profile is the one that grabs the visitors’ attention to your business).

Next, don’t leave it just the way it is! Keep in mind that you MUST always update all the information and the contents on your page. This is how you can communicate new stuffs about your products or services to your target markets and visitors.

You can add links to your particular website page on the social networking site, to generate more traffic and eventually, more profits for your business. You can leave a link to your site everytime you send message to people so they can click on it. And don’t stand alone! Your friends can also help to put a link to your page or your site. All these techniques will get you more traffic and the profits themselves.

Furthermore, if you wish to succeed in social networking, learn to leave your comments on the blogs of other members, with a back link to your website. But remember that your comments must be positive and good ones, not negative comments that will make others have negative impression about you.

In return, all these will surely generate you more number of your website visitors and more business profits. Believe me that social networking has been an effective tool of marketing strategies of many companies. When you decide to trust and do this, you will not regret it.

Which Social Networking Sites You Must Use

There is no exact one of which you really have to use as there have been too many social networking sites nowadays. You just need to choose the one that is suitable to your business needs and comforts, but especially, one that is popular and high-traffic with millions of members.

Some that I know very popular these days are Facebook and Myspace, which keep growing their members, popularity, and traffic in number. And there are also Twitter and Linked In for professional use. You can always choose one that you’d like to use, or better, you can use more than one.

When you feel they are not enough, you can always try to check more list here to get those you prefer to use. If you haven’t used any, better start now for your own good. Anyway, being late is still better than never… So, let’s get it started now!

~Gabrielle~

Nowadays, people assume that most website builders are useless to use with unattractive designs. They mostly think developing and designing their own websites themselves will create a much better one. Well, if that is what they think, surely they haven’t tried the Site Studio 1.8, the latest version of Site Studio. Using Site Studio 1.8, you get all you ever wished of a perfect website builder – charming but professional designs, easy-to-use tools, and advanced technologies.

What Will You Find in It?

There are bunch of new features you can try here for a wonderful website creation. Discover them!

Designs for Business Templates – All New!

With Site Studio 1.8, you get to choose and use tons of new designs for your online store. With many new designs such as computer, transportation, house, interior design, saloon, and other business templates for your business website needs, you can develop a very professional appearance for your online store as it is no longer an impossible dream to achieve. Realize your greatest concept now in creating a fabulous and successful online store for your business.

Content and Design Separation – Make Everything Simpler.

Using Site Studio, you will be guided step-by-step and provided with simple but perfect options, especially in colors, styles, and images. You have no need to buy software or to learn complicated coding skills. You don’t need to mess around with programs. What is better is the contents of the website are stored separately from the layout. You can easily use another themes for your website in few clicks – not necessary to re-write any contents from zero again.

Advanced full screen text/HTML Rich Editor Available! The Whole Control…

The advanced Site Studio’s settings allow you to develop unique and attractive websites. If you are advanced users, Site Studio provides a way to change buttons on the site. You will also have a browser-based text editor, offered for Internet Explorer and Windows users only. With it, you are enabled to work with formatting, styles, tables, bullets and more. There is a rich Editor too, allowing to copy and paste the most complex tables from a web browser or from any Office applications.

And if you are now extremely curious on willing to know how great it is, you can always prove and have a free trial at http://sitestudio.psoft.net/site_studio_demo_page.html

~Gabrielle~

Many have questioned about the importance of a dedicated IP for a website and why if they just use a shared IP. If you are one of them, let me help you make this clearer as “crystal”. Nevertheless, before we move on, shall we begin with the definition first?

Dedicated IP address (also called static IP) means that a website has its own IP address. So this works that either you type in your URL or the IP address number, both will take you to the same domain.

On the other hand, shared IP address means the same IP is shared for multiple websites.  Then, the web servers  will determine which website is being requested by the domain entered in the user’s browser. And if you just type in the IP address, it will bring you only to some kind of generic page instead of the specific site you are requesting.

So What’s the Importance of a Dedicated IP?

Having a dedicated IP is strongly significant, especially, when you have an e-commerce website and have to accept Credit Card payment online that seems too risky if you haven’t ensured the safety. To make it secured, you need to have your own private SSL certificate as a secure e-commerce website must have an SSL certificate to accept credit cards online. And to have private SSL certificate, a dedicated IP is needed. Since you surely do not wish to experience any Credit Card fraud, you will definitely need a dedicated IP.

Another reason to use a dedicated IP is that it is required when you’d like to use anonymous FTP. With anonymous FTP, anyone who uses the FTP software can access files in a special directory of your site. It’s called Anonymous FTP because the user’s name who tries to access remains “anonymous.” Many Web hosting providers require a static IP (dedicated IP) so that the anonymous FTP can function to work properly.

Additionally, what’s better is when your website is inaccessible and you want to access it through FTP or Web browser, you can still do it if you have a dedicated IP even when there is something like domain name propagation periods. You have no need to worry such thing when you use a dedicated IP.

Is There Anything Wrong with Shared IP?

Well actually, there is nothing wrong with shared IP. However, under certain circumstances, using a dedicated IP helps you a little bit more than using a shared IP. For example, when your website shares the same IP address with known spam or adult sites, it may raise a warning flag in search engines. Consequently, some of them may respond by banning the entire IP address from their index.

Of couse, nowadays, search engines are already able to ban anything based on a domain name instead of based on the IP address itself. However, I am sure it is much better that you prepare for precaution by using a dedicated IP for your website. Especially, when your website is a very profitable e-commerce site, which your life and business depend so much on it.

How to Get Dedicated IP?

Most hosts nowadays usually offer dedicated IPs at $2 per dedicated IP to their clients. However, I am gladly telling you that there are hosting companies that already provide free dedicated IPs to their clients. And if you want to save more but get more, I strongly recommend you to get the free ones.

Why do you need to pay for dedicated IPs when you can get them for free?

~Gabrielle Capstick~

When emails are very essential for your business, webmail is no longer a new stuff. Using it, you can access your email accounts and grab your emails wherever you are as long as your computer has internet connection and web browser.

Speaking of which, let me introduce you to one of the best, Horde webmail. Horde allows you to manage your emails easily with its rich features and stability. If you go on reading further, you will know how it rocks in its performance and features.

Server Stability
As you may have known, Horde is perfect for its stability when you have a large number of emails and attachments in your account. Let say you already have thousands of emails in your account and many of them have large size file attachments, Horde will not suffer in performance. There is no need anymore to delete any important emails that you may need to re-read in the future.`

Also, You can handle larger attachments and save more emails in your account without hesitating about the server load and speed. And as an additional benefit, Horde also allows you to download a large number of attachment files in zip files, making it easier for you to collect and save your attachments.

Message Filtering (Spam filter)
I bet you are surely unwilling to have your inbox filled with junk emails everyday. To get over this annoying problem, Horde lets you filter your emails into folders and block junk emails by generating filter rules for the incoming mails. You just need to edit the filter rules and set from which address is identified as spams. By using this feature, you will reduce the possibility of getting more junk emails, that is wasting your precious time and taking your attention.

HTML Composition, WYSIWIG editor, and Graphical Emoticons
What is even more interesting with Horde is you can compose your emails with HTML to make it neater and well-managed instead of writing it in plain text form only. And when you don’t know how the email will look like at the end, you can edit it with the WYSIWYG editor to ensure everything is right and meet your need. Even better, it also provides you with graphical emoticons that make your emails more attractive and have personal touch to the receiver. Horde offers an interesting composition to your email message.

After little introduction…
Now that you know how to access your emails wherever you are practically, you will not lose any chance to grab them on time for the importance of your business. Horde will help you much in handling your emails, anytime, anywhere.

-Gabrielle Capstick-