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August 09, 2006 - Web Hosting provider VistaPages, Inc. (www.vistapages.com) announced today that it has launched its dedicated hosting service.”Offering dedicated servers has been in the works ever since we opened our doors,” said Kaumil Patel, President of VistaPages. “After receiving so many requests for dedicated servers from our customers, it further confirmed our decision [...]
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If you are ever faced with having to answer the question - what is affiliate marketing and how does it work? bookmark the video below and keep it handy... Instead of writing a book to explain it from now on I'm just going to use this video. Uses a real life example, one of her own affiliate sites, and shows in the shortest, easiest to understand way possible how it all works

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One of my very pet peeves is seeing another site or blog copying my work word for word and claiming it as their own. Blogs especially are notorious for recyling other people's work without giving any attribution to the original writer. Lack of creativity and knowledge, lack of grey matter between the ears, lazyness or simply not knowing what to post that day -- whatever the reason, it is copyright infringement and it is not kosher.Just today, I emailed a blogger who copied the post I did way back in July 2007 entitled "The Value of Media Mentions" without giving proper attribution to me and si
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mply claimed it as his own. Problem for him, I specifically mentioned PowerHomeBiz.com in the post so his (mis)deed was easy to track (if you haven't signed up for Google Alert of your website name or your own name, do it now).[SPEAKING OF MEDIA MENTIONS, PowerHomeBiz.com was mentioned in an April 1, 2008 New York Times article entitled For Entrepreneurs, It’s All About Time. NY Times also mentioned our site last October 2, 2007 ]In terms of copyright infringement, the winner for me will always be this business consultant from Atlanta because the situation was simply so bizarre. She submitted to us for possible publication an article with her name in the byline. When I saw the article submission, I thought it most odd that the article seemed so familiar. Then I remembered that it was familiar because it was my own article! She 'fessed up, but explained that she hired a writer to write articles for her site, and that was one of the output of the hired writer. I filed a DMCA complaint with her web host, and her host gave her 24 hours to remove the content. She removed the content, and said that it was her worst mistake ever.Be vigilant of who and how your content is being used, especially if you are in the information business.

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Yesterday on the preview call for Six Figure Blogging I was asked about starting multiple blogs. I mentioned that if I were going to start a blog network afresh today as a single blogger that I’d probably do it focused around a single niche rather than starting focusing upon numerous topics with numerous blogs.
This isn’t [...]
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Google is changing its trademark policy in the UK and Ireland. The policy will reflect the way it’s been in the U.S. since the very beginning, namely, that advertisers can bid on any keyword that is relevant to their business, including the competitions’ trademarks. Here’s what this means for advertisers:
If you are being beat by [...]
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From the very beginning of this website I have used WP-Polls plugin to collect the votes on web hosting providers featured on this site. After considerable amount of feedback I have decided to introduce a new way to let you cast your votes for your favorite or maybe not so favorite web hosting provider. So [...]
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Oh wow, one of my worst nightmares and one I’m sure the English teachers from my school days share - textspeak, the lingo of SMS, is increasingly appearing in ads.
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Many merchants and new affiliate networks ask me about how to screen for affiliate fraud or verify new affiliates. Here's a good general article I just found that can be used as a basic guide. This would be especially helpful as an overview for new affiliate managers.

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The following guest post on measuring a blog’s success has been submitted by Mark Seall.
A guide to systematically troubleshooting your blog’s performance by focusing on the measures that make a difference.


Apparently it’s really easy to get zillions of subscribers to your blog - Just follow a few simple steps, work hard and write good stuff. [...]
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Every once in a while I will run across some information that I think you will find helpful and I will bring it to your attention. Below I have information from a great article on “supplemental results” you should read!
But first, let’s talk about the weather!





I hope you are having a great Summer!
I know it [...]
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