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We often hear the term No Follow and Do Follow when it is related to Page Rank increase purposes as there are some websites that allow Do Follow while others do not and choose to remain No Follow. However, what do the terms mean and how do they affect the Page Rank?

Do Follow

Do Follow websites mean that the websites are passing page rank when there are people do some activities in them such as like forum postings or blog comments. So, when you post any to these Do Follow websites with back links to your website, you are able to increase your own website page rank as the websites allow it by removing the No Follow Tags.

As the Do Follow website owners, this will result on you having to pass and share page rank to those who post in your website. There will be no bad effect if those posters do not have bad credibility and are not spammers. However, what if they are? If they are; consequently, your website page rank will decrease as search engines surely do not like spammers.

Furthermore, as the ones who post in the Do Follow websites, it enables you to gain higher page rank by posting to these websites as they are passing page rank when there are links back to your own websites. But it is better that you do not misuse this chance to do spamming activities.

No Follow

No Follow websites mean they have insert No Follow tags in their websites so they do not pass page rank when there are somebody posting anything to their websites with back links. With the No Follow tags activated, there are effects for both the websites owners and the visitors who post.

For the No Follow website owners, they do this so it doesn’t attract spammers or page rank hunters to post there as I believe you will not be attracted to post in No Follow websites when you are in the need to increase page rank. Additionally, by using No Follow tags, they don’t lose their precious Page Rank to others as they can keep it all for them.

For those who post, as it has been mentioned just now, No Follow websites will not help you at all to gain page rank as they are not sharing it. If you are willing to gain page rank, it is better to find Do Follow blogs or forums websites so you are not wasting your time. However, if you are just looking for traffic or having any no intention at all, then you can keep on posting in No Follow websites.

So, what I will ask now is, which one will be your choice and what will be your purposes?

~Gabrielle~

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…

~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-