Sock and Awe


He might be considered as a "lame duck" president but US President George W. Bush still knows how to duck. He was agile enough to dodge the two succeeding shoe projectile hurled by the Iraqi journalist, Durgham Zaidi, last December 14 during a press conference. Although the president has maintained his composure and even joked about the matter, he was obviously shocked by the incident.

Although the show-throwing did not injure the chief executive, it was an assault on his dignity. It was a form of insult and protest that expressed the sentiments of the people of the Middle East. Clearly, many are not in favor of Bush's war policies in Iraq. These include many Americans. One proof of this is the recent popularity of a newly built website, Sock and Awe. The name is a pun of the US military campaign against Saddam Hussein's regime, "Shock and Awe."

The website, "Sock and Awe" (http://www.sockandawe.com), is an idea of Alex Tew of Britain. According to him, about 1.4 million people have already succeeded in knocking Bush on the face with the virtual shoes. The Shockwave game is simple enough. You simply have to hit the ducking president behind a rostrum and achieve the highest possible score within 30 seconds.

If you want to give it a try, you can visit the site: http://www.sockandawe.com.

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Removing the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification


Are you using a pirated version of Windows or have you unknowingly purchased an unlicensed version? Well Microsoft Corporation is already filthy rich. It will not make big difference. In fact, many programmers are trying to combat the monopoly of this gigantic corporation. You can find many alternative "open source" software applications and operating systems. Most of these software applications and operating systems are still not at par with Microsoft products but they are good alternatives if you are already pissed off with the unreliable and exploitative products of Microsoft.

However, for most of us who are still at the mercy of Microsoft, we have to put up with the profiteering schemes of this juggernaut. One of the strategies to maintain profit is the Windows validation. If you are connected to the Internet, you will occasionally be prompted to download updates. If you choose to update, your Windows operating system will be subjected to validation process. If your operating system is unable to pass, three sets of irritating notifications will pop up. One notification is a permanent balloon located above task bar. Another notification will occasionally pop up as a smaller balloon above the task bar clock. The third notification will appear every time you start your computer. This notification looks something like the picture below:

In most cases, the reason for this is that your software is a pirated version. On the other hand, this might also be caused by changing the product key to software-generated key. In other cases, there is simply no apparent reason.

You do not really need to panic, you will still be able to use your computer. However, you will be unable to update Internet Explorer and Media Player. You will also be unable to customize most of your settings such as the Wallpaper. The permanent notification is also very irritating.

You can remove the notifications by following the simple steps stated below:

1. If you have only just installed Windows Genuine Advantage notifications, simply using the system restore function will remove the program. Then refuse to accept the WGA update next time Windows updates... Otherwise, proceed as detailed below. (NOTE: If you try these steps while you are in "Safe Mode," step #8 is unnecessary).

2. First Try the Following:

3. - Open a CMD Line Window by Clicking on Start ==>Run ==> type CMD and Press OK.

4. - Change Directory into the System32 Folder (Like Cd c:\Windows\System32)

5. - Open a notepad Window and type the following lines:

6. taskkill -IM wgatray.exe

7. del wgatray.exe

8. del wgalogon.dll

9. - Highlight and copy to the Clipboard the three lines above

10. - now Paste the the contents of the Clipboard to the CMD Window

11. This should kill the wgatray.exe Process from the Taskbar and imediately delete both files wgatray.exe and wgalogon.dll without the need to to go through all steps bellow.

12. If that does not work, then continue and follow the steps bellow

13. Open System32 by either A or B of the following methods:
o a) Click "Start", "Run", then type-in "System32". Click "Okay".
o b) Find System32 manually by clicking "Start" > "My Computer" > "(X:)" (Replacing "X" with the drive letter of the host of Windows) > "Windows" > "System32".

14. In "System32", go to "Tools" > "Folder options" > click on the tab, "View" > Uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types". Now you can begin...

15. Check to make sure the window that comes up has a full screen of various files. The files are in alphabetical order, which makes it easier to locate the specific file.

16. Find "WgaLogon.dll" and rename it "WgaLogon.dll.bak".

17. Create an empty copy of WgaLogon.dll:

o Right click on a blank space in System32 and select "New" > "Text Document".
o Leave the text document empty and label it "WgaLogon.dll". Press Enter (on your keyboard).
You may get a warning from the above step that says, "If you change a file name extension, the file may become unusable. Are you sure you want to change it?". Click "Yes" on this warning.

18. Be ready to complete the next two steps very quickly! Find "WgaTray.exe" in "System32" and delete it. You will then have 5 seconds to find "WgaTray.exe" in the Task Manager (the next step). NOTE: If you remove the files mentioned above while you are in "Safe Mode," step #8 is unnecessary.

19. Immediately open Task Manager. You can do this by pressing the Ctrl, Shift, and Esc keys simultaneously, pressing the Ctrl, Alt, and Delete keys simultaneously, or right clicking the Taskbar and selecting "Task Manager". Click on the process tab and click end process when "WgaTray.exe" is selected.

Note: If you take longer, do NOT panic! All that will happen is that "WgaTray.exe" will keep reapearing in the processes list (i.e. you won't be able to delete it as required). To remove the notifications after this, return to system32. You will find two files:"WgaLogon.dll.bak" (the one you renamed) and an Application Extension (0KB) called "WgaLogon.dll". Delete the Application Extension, rename "WgaLogon.dll.bak" to "WgaLogon.dll" and repeat the steps from the fifth one onwards (at a greater speed!!).

20. Restart your computer once you have finished. All the notification messages should be gone.

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Curing Urinary Track Infection


Urinary tract infection or UTI is common among children. This is because children typically do not know yet proper toilet hygiene. They may touch their genitals even if their hands are dirty. They may also not have proper diet. Excessive eating of junk foods which are salty and fatty may worsen the condition. A simple UTI may lead to more serious problems such as renal failure and even blood poisoning. There are actually two types of urinary tract infections, namely, bladder infection and kidney infection. Symptoms of bladder infections include frequent but slightly painful urination, hematuria or blood in the urine, fever, and pus in the urine.

On the other hand, symptoms of kidney infections include all the symptoms of bladder infections. However, there are additional symptoms of kidney infections that include emesis or vomiting, groin or back pain, abdominal pain, night sweats, and fatigue. Aside from children, UTI is also common among sexually active women and diabetic patients, particularly the elderly. There are different pathogens that may cause urinary tract infections. These pathogens may enter the urethra due to poor hygiene and poor toilet habits. They may also enter the urethra when a person swims in dirty water such as a public swimming pool.

The most common prescription medicine to UTI is antibiotics. However, antibiotics are only effective against bacteria. The bacteria may also develop resistance to antibiotics. Some people also have allergies to certain types of antibiotics. There are alternative and more natural means of curing urinary tract infections. The website www.uti.biz offers natural and effective solution to persistent and chronic UTI’s. You can be assured that your problems will be gone within twenty-four hours. The treatment is based on ancient herbal medicines that do not have side effects. You do not need to worry about allergies or pathogenic resistance. Order now the complete eBook that will relieve you from your suffering.

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Comprehensive Casino Information Online


Finding reliable and high online casinos is not as easy as you may think. It does not simply involve typing the search keyword in search engine boxes. The displayed search results are typically ranked based on quantitative parameters that have little thing to do with quality of the site. Most of these parameters can easily be manipulated. The number of back links, the density of keywords, and the frequency of updates can easily be done given the right search engine optimization (SEO) budget. High page ranks in search engines are not necessarily equal to the number of loyal patrons. High page ranks are not synonymous with quality.

The quality of online casinos can only be assessed by the subscribers. If the games are boring and the pay system is inefficient or unreliable, an online casino is less likely to be patronized regardless of its page rank. If you are looking for dependable casinos in the web, you need to have the right information. You cannot keep on randomly surfing the web. At OnlineCasinos.biz, you can find information about special features of casino games, price bonuses, customer service, and customer reviews. You do not need to jump from one site to another and learn through trial and error.

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Casino Portal


If you are familiar with internet portals, you will realize that they are more effective search tools than search engines if you are looking for special categories of websites. Search engines generally do not rank or aggregate websites based on quality. Search engines such as Google merely rank websites based on quantitative parameters such as back links and keyword density. For instance, if you are looking for high quality and trustworthy casinos on the web, you should use a portal that is specifically intended for online casinos. Specialized portals such as this have easy to navigate links and advertisements. They also provide reviews and downloadable programs. Your casino experience will be more rewarding if you use a casino portal.

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Credit Repair


Modern Western society is gradually becoming money-less society. No, we are not talking about bankruptcy or economic downfall. We are talking about prosperity and the means to express it. It is now possible to buy and do other transactions without actually having cash. Well, this is not really a very new concept. It has been in existence for more than a century. Cash-less transaction trough credit cards can be traced as far back as the 1890’s in Europe. However, it was during the 1920’s in America that the use of credit card started to be popular even among the middle class. Restaurants, shops, and groceries started to issue credit cards to trusted customers. Today most credit cards are valid world-wide. Electronic transactions can even be done online. However, as credit card popularity grows, the problems associated with it also grow. People become trapped in debts that credit repair becomes very difficult.

To repair your credit means regaining the trust of credit card companies. You should be able to prove that you are capable of paying off your debts. But more importantly, you should be able to prove that you have the discipline to handle your finances. You really do not need to totally payoff all your debts in one time. You simply need to pay certain percentage of your debts to gain higher credit scores. You can pay the rest on installment basis. Most credit card companies offer amnesties.

To prevent lower credit score, you should avoid acquiring charge offs in your credit record. Charge offs are deemed uncollectible by the credit company and they are assigned to collection firms. However, you do not necessarily need to wait to sink deep into pile of debts to start repairing your bad credit score. The best way to do it is trough preventive actions and change of attitude. You must never treat your credit cards as unlimited source of purchasing power. Use cash whenever possible and always pay on time. Always live within your means and avoid impulsive buying.


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Earn Millions from Google Adsense -- NOT!


Today, I earned US$36,533.32 from Google Adsense. I have this screenshot of my Adsense secured page to prove it! As you can also see, I earned more than one million US dollars for the past one year! It was easy money. I actually did not do anything but simply sit around and sleep from time to time. The money simply came pouring in! -- NOT!

The screenshot you see below is a real screenshot of my Google Adsense but it is actually an edited screenshot. You do not need fancy software to edit a web page and create a screenshot. I only used Mozilla FireFox browser (Internet Explorer will also work) and Paint.

You simply need to copy-paste a set of JavaScritpt codes to the URL address bar of the browser as shown in the illustration below. This is the code that that you need to copy-paste:

javascript:document.body.contentEditable='true';document.designMode='on';void 0

After copy-pasting the codes, hit the ENTER key of your keyboard. You can then start editing directly on the web browser. Use your mouse to click the place holders of texts and graphics. You must also re-insert this address to the URL address bar: https://www.google.com/adsense/report/overview. This is to make your screenshot more convincing. You must also do the math accurately. If you observe closely, I have not done the math correctly. The numbers do not add up.

After editing, you can now make a screenshot by pressing the PrtScr (print screen) key. Open the Paint application from the accessories menu and paste the edited screenshot. Save the file in JPEG format and upload it to your website or blog post. You can now start scamming people to invest in your web-based monkey business. Well, you have the screenshot to prove it!

You must remember that the edits are only visual. The actual site is not affected by the editing. You can also use this technique to edit your PayPal secured page and impress your friends about your PayPal earnings. The JavaScript that I have revealed works for all web pages.

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Web Hosting Directory and Rating


If you are considering starting your own online business or you simply want to have your personalized domain, the best way to do it is to subscribe to web hosting service providers. Having your own domain name and reliable web host makes it possible for your website to have high probability of being found by your target visitors or customers. You can have better control of your website if you own the domain. You can have your own personalized email using your own domain. Editing the layout and design of your site is also a lot easier. However, you must choose providers with high web hosting rating. Providers that are positively reviewed by actual clients are more reliable. Not all web hosting service providers are created equal.

The main purpose of Webhostingrating.com is to provide guidance to clients in wisely choosing the providers. In this manner, clients can find the best providers that are suited to their budget and to specific client needs. Web hosting tutorials are also provided by Webhostingrating.com. It provides the largest directory database of web hosting providers. Information on hosting plans, memory storage, and hosting features can be conveniently accessed through the database. The quality of service and reliability of different web hosting providers can be wisely compared.

Business survival online is not only dependent on quality of products and services. It is also dependent on the reliability of web hosting services. Most of these services also include search engine optimization (SEO) packages. In this manner, your website will have greater visitor traffic. Your site will have greater chance of being found by your target customers or clients. Accomplishing this does not necessarily mean spending lavishly on advertisements and software. Many web hosting providers offer dependable SEO packages at affordable fees. Affordability does not necessarily mean low quality. Some of these providers have high standards that they qualify to web hosting awards. To qualify for such awards, excellent client satisfaction must be proven. In most cases, the clients themselves cast their votes.

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Reverse Phone Lookup


Have you ever experienced writing down the phone numbers of business or social acquaintances but you were unable to legibly write down their names? It would be awkward if you will call the number without knowing the right name of the person you are calling. You might have a directory book but unfortunately names are listed in alphabetical order. The numbers are not sequentially listed. It would be very inconvenient to look up for names associated with certain phone numbers. Would it be excellent if there is an online database of Phone Lookup Registry? The NationalPhoneRegistry.net is such a site. It provides the widest database of phone numbers in the US. You simply need to type the number and you can do reverse phone lookup. Other details such as names and addresses can be easily retrieved through this means.

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NoFollow Versus DoFollow Links


The battle for internet supremacy all boils down to search engine popularity. If a website can easily be found by search engines, such as Google and Yahoo, it has greater chance of being economically viable. Ideally, a website link must be displayed within the first page of search engine results. Would-be buyers and clients tend to click one or two of the ten first links displayed by search engine results. This is why high page rank is very important to commercial websites that are selling products and services on the web. This is the primary reasons why web-based companies are spending fortunes on search engine optimization or SEO. When it comes to this aspect, the "nofollow" and "dofollow" links are important issues.

SEO is all about being found in the web. Given a particular keyword search and category of a website, SEO techniques increase the probability of a website being found by its target customers or clients. Considering the number of existing websites, SEO is not an easy task. Many companies invest on link building and content development to maximize their web presence. By default, all backlinks to a particular website are "dofollow" links. These links are counted by search engines as vote for that particular site. Backlinks from blogs, forums, and social networking sites are all considered as votes. The more "dofollow" backlinks a website has, the higher its ranking in the search engines.

DoFollow Link:

On the other hand, some web developers may include "nofollow" links. This is done to instruct search engines to ignore the link as vote for a particular site. In this manner, spam links are prevented from being indexed by search engines. The quality of search engine results are thereby improved.

NoFollow Link:

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Customized Essays


Writing essays and research papers is an intrinsic component of academic life. If you are a student or even a teacher, you have to write essays and research papers either for the purpose of publication or as course requirement. You may have an excellent theoretical framework, interesting subject, research design, and raw data but all of these will be virtually useless if you are unable to present them in coherent written form. Although everybody has the basic ability to write, few have the refined skills. If you want to refine your written output, you may need to compare and contrast essay works. You may even need to have your report edited or rewritten.

You may need to hire professional writers to refine your written presentations. Hiring an online service provider such as Masterpapers.com is not tantamount to plagiarism or laziness. You may simply do not have the time or talent to write a well-organized essay or research paper. The research design, data, and initial draft are still yours. To buy essay online is perfectly acceptable as long as you still do the actual research work. It would be best if you have already written a draft and simply want it to be polished. Research papers, no matter how original or creative, still have to be well-organized and well-written to have earn good grades.

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Halloween Costume Shopping


When was the last time you saw Little Red Riding Hood dancing with the Big Bad Wolf? Have you ever seen Batman carrying a bag of candies knocking on every door? Do you find it odd to drink a glass of wine with a warlock and a demon? What will you do if you see elves, fairies, and leprechauns in your front yard? Well, perhaps you can call your neighborhood ghost busters. Hmm, wait a minute! Elves, fairies, and leprechauns are not ghosts! You are not dreaming or getting crazy. These are just costumes. It is just Halloween. Designing or buying your own Halloween costume is only limited by your imagination. The genres of costumes range from the macabre and traditional horror costumes to fairytale costumes.

Halloween costumes reflect the fantasy of the wearer. It is only during Halloween that you can ride the train or drive your car while portraying your alter ego without attracting too much attention. Halloween is not only for kids. It is also for adults. It is the only time of year that you can freely morph as an alien from outer space without alerting NASA, FBI, CIA or MIB. If you are an intergalactic visitor, Halloween is the only time of the year that you can safely prance around in your native costume.

Speaking about Halloween costume safety, it is also very important that you find the right store. You can either go to the nearest mall, wait in long queues for hours or you can simply shop online. You can conveniently shop for costumes for you and your kids by simply browsing the online catalogs. The vogue when it comes to grownup costumes is pirate motif. Pirate costumes are available for both male and female swashbucklers wannabes. They are also available as sexy outfits. On the other hand, when it comes to kid costumes, the animal costumes are now becoming more popular. For your costume needs, CostumeCauldron is an online store that offers the most impressive costumes at very affordable costs. Shopping for costumes was never this easy. Avoid the crowd. Shop online, right from the convenience of your home.

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Join Costa Rica Forums


If you want to know about first-hand experience about Costa Rica, you can visit an online Costa Rica Forum. Reading forum comments is more engaging because it is interactive. It is more interesting and reliable than any online encyclopedia when it comes to providing first-hand impression about Costa Rica. This Latin republic is the most visited country in Central America. Small as it is, it has a world-class tourism industry. It is estimated that in 2007, the country earned US$1.9 from tourism. Its main attraction is its natural resources. The country offers excellent ecological attractions, such as forest parks, lakes, rivers, water falls, and mountains. These natural marvels are paradise-like havens for western tourists. These are retreats from the hassle and bustle of everyday urban life. Simply read Costa Rica Blogs written by tourists who experienced visiting the country. You will be impressed and encouraged by the testimonials of these bloggers. Reading blogs and joining forums would serve as some sort of survey that will help and guide you in your visit to Costa Rica.

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BEWARE! PayPal-Nigeria Scam!


My wife and I have recently started this online store for second-hand laptops and collectible items. For the past few days, we have been receiving SMS and email messages inquiring about the items we are selling. Some already made orders and reservations but we are still waiting for actual payments. Most of our prospective customers are relatives, friends, and former co-workers. I have been helping my wife promote our online store through Craigslist, eBay, Multiply, and other auction sites.

Hence, I was not surprised when I received email inquires from two prospective customers outside the Philippines. They have three things in common: (1) they both want the items to be shipped to Nigeria, (2) they both want to pay through PayPal, and (3) they are both willing to pay immediately.

On the other hand, I was a bit puzzled because these two prospective customers were too eager to buy without asking questions about the specifications of the items we are selling online. They seemed to be very trustful. One prospective customer has purportedly sent me payments via PayPal but I was unable to confirm it from my PayPal account.

Here is the screenshot of the said email. As you can see, I supposedly have a pending payment amounting to US$ 710 (seven-hundred and ten US dollars) via PayPal:

I was being asked to send the tracking number of the item I was shipping before they can credit the money to my PayPal account. At first glance, the email seemed to be legitimate but if you look closely at the email address, the sender used a bogus PayPal email. Here is the screenshot:

I did some research on this and I was able to find an online forum that discusses this Nigerian PayPal scam: http://forums.gumtree.com/topic18831.html. If ever you are selling a legitimate item online, please BEWARE of this type of scam. Do not be fooled in sending your items without confirmation from PayPal. You can easily do this by logging into your account. Legitimate PayPal transactions are also confirmed by emails that use PayPal.com as the domain.

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Cross-Posting Blogger and Multiply


Did you know that you can automatically republish your blogs from Blogger.com (blogspot) in Multiply.com? You do not need to log-in to your Multiply.com account and copy-paste your blog posts from Blogger. In this manner, time will be saved and optimal web exposure of your blog posts can be achieved. This is called cross-posting. Your Multiply.com contacts will instantly receive email notification every time you create a new post in your Blogger.com site.

Here are the simple steps you need to follow to enable blog cross-posting:

STEP1: Login to your Multiply.com site. Go to SETTINGS and choose Posting via Email. You will be prompted by a dialog box to create your pin. An email address will be created. The email address would be in this format: pin@yoursite.multiply.com.This is the address that you can use to publish a blog post in your Multiply.com site via email.

STEP2: Copy or remember the newly created email address.

STEP3: Open your Blogger.com account. Go to Settings tab and open the Email menu. Copy-paste or type the email address that you have created in Multiply.com.

STEP4: Save your Blogger.com settings.

Every time you create a blog post in your Blogger.com site, it will automatically be republished in your Multiply.com site.

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Cliffside Malibu Drug-Alcohol Rehab Center


The human brain is dependent on certain natural chemicals such as dopahamine, serotonin, and endorphine, to normally function. In fact, the brain functions as some sort of immensely complicated electro-chemical circuitry. If foreign chemicals such as alcohol or heroin enter the blood circulation of the brain, chemical imbalance occurs. The brain gradually becomes dependent on these foreign chemicals. In the long run, addiction occurs. Addiction treatment is not as simple as it seems. It takes medical and psychological expertise to effectively treat addiction. Treating addiction is a multi-faceted task that takes time. Many facilities, such as the Cliffside Malibu Center, offer comprehensive treatment services. The therapy includes psychological counseling, support group, exercise, and regimented diet.

An alcohol rehab center, for instance, may feature gyms and recreation facilities. Rehab centers also offer detoxification treatments intended to rid the body of poisonous substances. Alcohol addiction or drug addiction takes its toll not only on the physical wellbeing of a person but also on other aspects of his or her life. Hence, an alcohol or drug rehab offers a wide range of treatment strategies. Detoxification is just one of these strategies. The more important aspect of rehabilitation is the psychological empowerment of the patient. The patient must have the will power to abandon addiction. Rehabilitation is only possible with the full cooperation and determination of the patient.

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Web Design: Key to Online Business Success


Success in online business is determined by many factors. Although product or service quality is the most important aspect, presentation is also significant. Website design creates the first impression. If a particular site is unattractive and difficult to navigate, online visitors would be discouraged to revisit that site. Constructing a user-friendly and attractive site is a bit of a challenge. It requires both aesthetic sense and technical skills. It is like designing a building that is not only architecturally beautiful but also structurally functional. Although there are many available templates online, web design is more than mere layout and graphics.

Web design is also about functionality. A completely static site is virtually useless no matter how artistically designed. Functionality includes interactive applications and forms, database, and secured payment gateways. All of these will significantly contribute to the internet marketing success of an online business. Web presence can be optimized by having a loyal pool of consumers who will regularly visit your website. Aside from aesthetic and functional features, a credible web design company may also offer search engine optimization (SEO) packages. Having the right combination of web design and SEO tools will assure the success of a business website. Optimizing web presence also means maintaining loyal customers.

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Dissertation Writing Online Help


Academic life is a regimented life. Performance is always measured and every output has corresponding evaluation. A student life is bound by standards and outlined by grades. The life of a graduate student may seem less regimented than a college student. However, the freedom is actually superficial. The apparent freedom masks the real challenge. Graduate studies emphasize independent but creative thinking. This creativity is expressed in research papers. The methodology, uniqueness of subject matter, and resourcefulness of a graduate student can all be assessed through his or her research paper. The quality of a research paper reflects the intellect and ingenuity of a student. Online dissertation writing help is one good method of improving the quality of a dissertation.

Doctoral students are particularly assed based on their dissertations. A dissertation is the major and final research paper required to graduate. A good dissertation proposal example can be conveniently researched online. The need of reading through voluminous references in the library can be minimized. Many websites offer online help in writing research papers. You can easily download samples of high quality dissertation methods that you can use as reference. Simply type the keywords or click the category and the items you are searching will be displayed in a flash.

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Blogger Tag Cloud


A tag cloud is a useful navigation widget that you can install on your blogsite to help your visitors easily find the topics they are searching. To put is simply, a tag cloud is a collection of tags associated to your post – provided that you include tags on your posts. It is different from category links or archive links. Tag keywords are displayed on varying sizes based on the number of blog posts that include them. For instance, if you commonly use the tag “HTML” on your blog posts, that tag will appear to have the biggest font size compared to other tags.

Tag clouds are built-in features in some blog platforms such as Wordpress.com and i.ph. Unfortunately, tag clouds are not readily available in Blogger (Blogspot). This is intended to simplify Blogger templates and offer versatility to users. On the other hand, if you want to include a tag cloud on your Blogger blogsites, you can follow the simple steps enumerated below. Just make sure to first save your original template before proceeding. Just in case anything goes wrong, you can always go back to your backup template. You need to copy-paste three sets of codes on your Blogger template to include the tag cloud widget.

STEP1: Login to blogger and go to the “Page Elements” setup page. Backup your template. Then go to the Edit HTML settings. Make sure that you do NOT check the expand widget box.

STEP2: Find the style sheet section of your template. Go to the ]]></b:skin> tag. Copy-paste the codes shown below just before the ]]></b:skin> tag.


/* Label Cloud Styles
----------------------------------------------- */
#labelCloud {text-align:center;font-family:arial,sans-serif;}
#labelCloud .label-cloud li{display:inline;background-image:none !important;padding:0 5px;margin:0;vertical-align:baseline !important;border:0 !important;}
#labelCloud ul{list-style-type:none;margin:0 auto;padding:0;}
#labelCloud a img{border:0;display:inline;margin:0 0 0 3px;padding:0}
#labelCloud a{text-decoration:none}
#labelCloud a:hover{text-decoration:underline}
#labelCloud li a{}
#labelCloud .label-cloud {}
#labelCloud .label-count {padding-left:0.2em;font-size:9px;color:#000}
#labelCloud .label-cloud li:before{content:"" !important}

STEP3: Again, locate the ]]></b:skin> tag. This time, you should copy-paste the codes shown below AFTER the ]]></b:skin> tag, but BEFORE the </head> tag.


<script type='text/javascript'>
// Label Cloud User Variables
var cloudMin = 1;
var maxFontSize = 20;
var maxColor = [0,0,255];
var minFontSize = 10;
var minColor = [0,0,0];
var lcShowCount = false;

STEP4: The preceding codes are only the setting codes. Now, you are ready to install the tag cloud widget itself. Locate the <b:widget id='Label1' locked='false' title='Labels' type='Label'/> tag. This is called the label widget in your sidebar. Copy-paste the codes shown below and replace the aforementioned tag. Save your template after embedding the codes.


<b:widget id='Label1' locked='false' title='Label Cloud' type='Label'>
<b:includable id='main'>
<b:if cond='data:title'>

<div class='widget-content'>
<div id='labelCloud'/>
<script type='text/javascript'>

// Don't change anything past this point -----------------
// Cloud function s() ripped from del.icio.us
function s(a,b,i,x){
var m=(a-b)/Math.log(x),v=a-Math.floor(Math.log(i)*m)
var m=(b-a)/Math.log(x),v=Math.floor(Math.log(i)*m+a)
return v

var c=[];
var labelCount = new Array();
var ts = new Object;
<b:loop values='data:labels' var='label'>
var theName = "<data:label.name/>";
ts[theName] = <data:label.count/>;

for (t in ts){
if (!labelCount[ts[t]]){
labelCount[ts[t]] = new Array(ts[t])
var ta=cloudMin-1;
tz = labelCount.length - cloudMin;
lc2 = document.getElementById('labelCloud');
ul = document.createElement('ul');
ul.className = 'label-cloud';
for(var t in ts){
if(ts[t] < cloudMin){
for (var i=0;3 > i;i++) {
var fs = s(minFontSize,maxFontSize,ts[t]-ta,tz);
li = document.createElement('li');
li.style.fontSize = fs+'px';
li.style.lineHeight = '1';
a = document.createElement('a');
a.title = ts[t]+' Posts in '+t;
a.style.color = 'rgb('+c[0]+','+c[1]+','+c[2]+')';
a.href = '/search/label/'+encodeURIComponent(t);
if (lcShowCount){
span = document.createElement('span');
span.innerHTML = '('+ts[t]+') ';
span.className = 'label-count';
else {
abnk = document.createTextNode(' ');

<b:loop values='data:labels' var='label'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:label.url'>
<a expr:href='data:label.url'><data:label.name/></a>
<b:include name='quickedit'/>


If you carefully followed the instructions, you can now preview your blogsite and will be able to see the tag cloud. If the tag cloud does not appear, you probably have not carefully followed the instructions or you probably do not use tags or labels in your blog posts.


You probably do not want the default settings of this tag cloud widget. But all of these can be configured. You can change the colors, font sizes, and other settings.

The settings in the Variables section will be where you make most of your adjustments. Here I'll explain what each setting does.

var cloudMin= 1;

This setting you can use to limit the number of labels shown (for example if you have a lot of labels). Leave the setting at 1 to show ALL labels. If you enter in a higher number, then only labels that have at least that number of entries will appear in the cloud.

var maxFontSize = 20;
var maxColor = [0,0,255];
var minFontSize = 10;
var minColor = [0,0,0];
var lcShowCount = false;

The lines for
do what you may think they do. The first one sets the size (in pixels) of the label with the most amount entries. The maxColor sets the color of that entry (in RGB format). Similar with
the next two

Just these are for the label with the least amount of entries. Again the size is in pixels, the color is in RGB format. Any labels between the two will get their color/sizes based on how many labels they are, and where their entry count falls, giving the much desired cloud effect.

From my experimenting, there are many factors that make up a pleasant looking cloud. From color/size choice, to the number of actual labels, to how well be dispersed the entries are among the labels. 3 Labels don't make a good cloud as there isn't much to work with. You just have to experiment around to see what looks good with your setup.

IMPORTANT, when change the color settings, Keep them in the format supplied. In between the [] and the numbers separated by commas. The default colors are BLUE for the max and BLACK for the min. You can select any valid RGB color combination. If you don't know what RGB colors are, don't worry. It's just a way of defining a color. You can use many charts on the Internet to
get the correct RGB value for the color you want to try. Here's one that is fairly good.

RGB Color Code Chart

Remember, if you get the 3 sets of numbers to enter them in correctly. Inside the [ ] separated by

Also experiment with different font sizes. Again it depends on how many entries, how dispersed they are, and how much room for the cloud is available as to what looks good.

The last variable there is


This can either be false (default) or true. All this does is turn off/on the post count displayed next to the label. Usually in a 'traditional' cloud the count isn't used. But if you go to a 'flat' listing then it's sometimes useful to turn it on.

Now to the CSS section. Most people won't need to tweak these much, and it's not necessary to understand what all those entries are for. Most are just to make sure that other styling elements from the rest of your page don't inherit in and ruin the cloud. But there are a few that you may want to change to suit.

The first line

#labelCloud {text-align:center;font-family:arial,sans-serif;}

You could change the fonts used in the cloud here if you wanted. Also, the text-align statement can also be changed. I have it set to center by default but you
could use


If those suit better.

The next line

#labelCloud .label-cloud li{display:inline;background-image:none !important;padding:0 5px;margin:0;vertical-align:baseline !important;border:0 !important;}

Well don't worry about most of it unless you are a hardcore CSS'er. The only one of real importance is the first entry


You can change that to


To get the 'Flat' (each entry on it's own separate line) listing of the weighted entries. Usually if that is set to block you would probably want to change the sort frequency from
alphabetical to frequency. You do that by editing the widget from the Page Elements tab in

And the last bit I'll mention is the line

#labelCloud .label-count

If you set the lcShowCount variable to true to show the post counts, you could change the color/size of those numbered entries with that line.

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Affiliate Program


The internet is not only a cornucopia of information it also offers a bounty of earning opportunities. However, not all opportunities have the same payout. One of the most convenient ways to earn passive income on the web is through affiliate programs. Simply put, affiliate programs are online marketing schemes that are similar to traditional media advertising. The big difference is that you do not need to own a TV network, newspaper, or radio network to earn. You do not even need to own a website. A simple free sub-domain blogsite is enough. Rx Affiliate is one of the upcoming affiliate sites that offer high commission.

Rx Affiliate Resources cover a wide range of services. These include online customer service, wire transfers, epassporte, etc. An Epassporte Rx Affiliate can expect weekly commissions of up to 40% on product purchases and other transactions. Like many other affiliate programs, a potential affiliate is required to have a high-ranking site. This assures that a significant number of visitors are likely to click the ads posted on the site. Rx affiliate program offers both pay per click and direct commission on every transaction. This is advertising made easy. You can earn passive or residual income by simply embedding the affiliate advertisement codes on your site.

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Ski Holiday in France


If you are looking for a superb ski France holiday, there are several ski resorts that you can visit. Charmonix, Deux Alpes, Espace Killy, Three Valleys, and Grand Massif are just some of the interesting resorts you can visit. If you are departing from UK, traveling to France is very convenient and affordable. You can do it by train, plane or by barge. It does not really matter how you get there as long as you enjoy your stay. From the main urban centers, you can take the regular bus rides or shuttle rides to these ski resorts. You really do not need to spend too lavishly if you intend to have exciting ski holidays in France.

You can enjoy the best skiing facilities in France at very reasonable prices that are within your budget. The snow conditions of the resorts vary throughout the year. However, the variations are not that radically different. Regardless of the season, the skiing conditions are always perfect for your holiday adventures. On the other hand, the accommodation facilities of these resorts are comparable to classy hotels of the urban areas. France skiing facilities are world-class facilities that are very competitive in terms of fees and amenities. If you have already tried visiting the different skiing resorts in Europe, you can personally compare the skiing resorts in France. France is not called the romantic center of the world for nothing. Even in the mountains of France, you can expect romance. There is nothing more romantic than communing with the great beauty and grandeur of nature.

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US Online Casinos


The United States of America is the wealthiest nation in the world. Its people have surplus wealth that they can spend on leisure, such as a USA online casino. Betting online is becoming one of the most popular entertainments among those who have enough time and money to spare. USA online casinos are far from outdoing Las Vegas casinos but they are competitive enough when it comes to payouts of prizes. USA online gambling may someday replace Las Vegas casinos. The main advantage of online casinos is that they can be conveniently accessed in any part of the world that has internet connection.

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Protecting Against Identity Theft


The internet has made the world a smaller place. An overwhelming wealth of information can be accessed through the internet. Geographical distances and cultural differences have been bridged by the internet. People online even created a culture of their own. Economically speaking, the most important role of the internet is trade. Billions of electronic dollars pass through the internet each day. If you have an online business, you need to reach as many customers as possible.

On the other hand, you also need to evade as many online thieves as you can. Online robbery is not anymore limited to plagiarism. Financial ruin is now faster because of online hackers. If you are an online businessman, you do not want just anybody to have access to your personal or business account. Protect yourself and your business from identity thieves. Visit lifelock.com for more information on how to shield your business from financial losses.

Indemnity is the keyword when it comes to securing your online financial safety. Get your own lifelock promotion code and be protected from identity thieves while maximizing your online presence. Do not rely on mere luck. Lifelock ensures the viability of your online business in spite of the risks. LifeLock is confident and competent enough when it comes to guaranteeing your online identity. It assures you of up to $ 1,000,000 of compensation in the event that your cyber space identity is stolen.

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Online Stake


Are you tired surfing the internet trying to find worthwhile casino games? Few gaming sites offer high prizes for minimum bets. Some people have biases on about online casinos. These people think that the real-world casinos are more credible than those that exist only as electronic packets of data. Online gambling, however, is not that radically different from the so-called real-world gambling. Chance or luck still plays a big role.

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Affordable Eyeglasses


Do you want to look fashionable even when wearing eyeglasses? You do not necessarily have to appear nerdy or old if you are wearing eyeglasses. Incredible stylish new frames from Zenni might be the answer to your aesthetic dilemma. You can choose from a wide range of affordable but attractive designs being offered by Zenni. This online eyeglass frame store is credible enough to be featured in the news. Zenni Optical was on FOX news! Order Zenni Optical $ 8 Rx eyeglasses. We also offer single-vision lenses, bifocals, and sunglasses.

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Fake PayPal


I have been writing blogs for almost a year now. Just like many other bloggers, I was attracted by the prospect of earning money by simply writing blog posts. Writing blog reviews was one of my alternative sources of income on the web. If I would compute my earnings on word-for-word basis, I was earning more from blogs compared to my regular job as web copy writer.

The most convenient way of receiving payments for paid blogs is through PayPal. Although it is not as fast as receiving money through wired transfer, it is more economical. PayPal worked well for me. However, I was almost victimized by a bogus PayPal site. I recently received an email that was purportedly sent by PayPal. The email stated that my PayPal account was restricted and I had to fill-in some online forms to lift the restriction. I was almost fooled into giving my passwords and debit card account details. Luckily, a pop-up warning on my Mozilla Firefox browser appeared. I realized that I was about to log-in on a cloned site. The web design was an exact copy of PayPal but the domain name was different.

The picture below shows the bogus PayPal email that I received. As you can observe, it seems authentic and harmless. However, if you are duped into logging-in on the link provided, the site will only steal your credit card or debit card details as well as your PayPal password.

If ever you receive a similar email, check if the link really leads to the authentic PayPal site. Check the domain name. Better still, directly log-in to PayPal.com. Protect your account from cyber space thieves.

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Optimizing Web Presence


If you have an online business, it will be a failure if your target customers are unable to find it. The stylish web design, expensive software applications, and top quality products of your site will be virtually useless if very few people are able to find your site. Even if people truly need the products you are offering, how can you make a sale if your target customers do not even know that your site exists? It is like opening a store somewhere in the jungle. Hence, search engine optimization services are necessary to make your web presence known. Advertising your website is not as sophisticated as you think. It is also not as expensive as traditional media advertising.

You can hire the services of a credible search engine optimization company if you want to increase visitors to your site. SEO companies are your PR partners. Some offer software packages while others offer content services and linking services. Content and links are as important and sometimes more important than software programs. Search engines such as Google, Yahoo, MSN, and AltaVista tend to look at contents and links. The search engines are your tools if you want more web site traffic. However, you should first make your site SEO-friendly.

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Casino Guide


The age of the internet has brought great convenience. The internet has made the world seem to be a smaller place. Distances were bridged and communication was made easier. The world has become a global community. In the process, it also has also created a community of its own. It created a virtual village that mimics the real world. Entertainment, commerce, communication, and information are now accessible with just a click of the mouse button. Even leisure activities, such as casinos, can now be availed online. An online casino, for instance, is a virtual casino that offers entertainment and opportunity to win big. Online gambling via online casinos is a good alternative to traveling to Las Vegas. You will spend lesser amount of money but can still win big.

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Affordable Web Templates


Are you frustrated hiring web designers for your business websites? Do you feel that the money that you pay for professional fees does not give you the return that you expect? The solution to your problem is not necessarily as expensive or as sophisticated. Your problem can be solved by simply downloading affordable but highly professional web templates. You do not even need knowledge of HTML or web programming to implement the effective designs that that appeal to your site’s particular target demographic. You can attract more customers by choosing the most appropriate web design for your site. If the design of your site is appealing, customers and accidental visitors will have the tendency to stay longer.

Although high quality products and reliable services are the best selling points for your websites, the design also significantly matters. The design determines the appeal and interactivity of your site. It says something about your sense of aesthetics and practicality. The design should be user-friendly. It must be easy to navigate and easy to load. As much as possible, you should avoid using web designs that use many plug-ins and animations or very large graphics and files. Your would-be customers have very short patience. Considering the overwhelming online competition, your site’s potential customers will have the tendency to browse away from your site if it is unappealing or too slow to load.

Ideal web templates should immediately impress visitors and also immediately present information about the site. The visitors or customers must immediately know what exactly does your site offers. Graphics should be relevant and the layout should be ergonomic. Sites that are highly organized are easy to navigate and less frustrating to explore. If possible, detractive animations, pop-ups, and advertisements should be avoided. Your customers have the tendency to be irritated by too many irrelevant graphics or animations. You should choose web templates that have straightforward designs.

Product or site information should be immediately accessible. Purchase or order forms should be simple. Catalogs should be highly organized. Categories, alphabetization, and graphics help when presenting catalogs. Informative contents should be included in the catalogs. If you are operating a small online business and you still cannot afford to hire web designers and programmers, it helps a lot if you can easily download affordable web templates. Even if you do not have proficiency in web design, you can easily input data and other details by using templates. Some graphics and placeholders are already built-in features of downloadable web templates. You can improve and conveniently implement your own designs by downloading affordable web templates.

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Introduction to HTML Forms


The form that you see below is the comment form of YPEC's sign up page. HTML forms are easy to create and to implement, provided that you have a web host or server that will receive and process the input data. The comment page of this post is another example of HTML form.

HTML forms utilize CGI and PERL programs for them to function. CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface while PERL stands for Practical Extraction and Report Language. CGI is the interface that allows communication between the server and the user while PERL is the program that allows the transfer, encoding, and interpretation of data.

Forms allow your site to be interactive by providing interface for the readers. HTML forms can be created by using the <form> tags.

HTML forms have two basic attributes, namely, method and action. Method refers to how the data is collected or sent to the server or host. The two basic types of method are post and get. "Post" deals with bigger type of data while "get" deals with smaller type of data. On the other hand, action refers to the CGI or PERL link on which the data will be posted.

Inside the "form" codes, the "input" element is contained. It refers to the type of data being asked. Examples of input include text, password, radio buttons, and check boxes.

For the sake of simplicity, the "post" type of method and "text" type of input will be shown here. In the example given below, the codes that are used are the following:

<form action="http://ypec.wordpress.com/wp-comments-post.php" method="post" id="commentform">


<p><label for="author">Name</label> <input name="author" id="author" value="" tabindex="1" type="text"> <em>Required</em></p>

<p><label for="email">Email</label> <input name="email" id="email" value="" tabindex="2" type="text"> <em>Required, hidden</em></p>

<p><label for="url">Url</label> <input name="url" id="url" value="" tabindex="3" type="text"></p>

<p><label for="comment">Comment</label> <textarea name="comment" id="comment" cols="45" rows="10" tabindex="4"></textarea></p>

<p><input name="comment_post_ID" value="4" type="hidden">

<input name="submit" value="Submit" class="button" tabindex="5" type="submit"></p>



If you want to join YPEC, please fill in the form shown below.

YPEC Sign Up Form:


Required, hidden

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Uploading Music to Blogger


Do you want to upload your favorite music files to Blogger? Unfortunately, Blogger only allows video and picture uploads. But there is another way to go around this problem. You can first upload your music files to other websites such as Esnips or Imeem and then you can embed the codes in your blogsite. Visitors of your blogsite can directly play the music files. However, the music files created through the aforementioned method are inconvenient to download.

Another simpler method is to first upload your music file to Googlepages, as shown in the illustration below:

After uploading your music files, right click the link and choose copy link location (note: this might only work if you are using Mozilla Firefox browser). You can then paste this link URL onto your blog page or sidebar. On the other hand, you may also want to use the names of the songs rather than the link URL's. To do this, simply type the name of the song and highlight it; then, click the link icon. Paste the link URL that you have generated into the dialog box, as shown in the illustration below:

After creating your song list, you can now save your post and view your blog.

The song list below is created using the method I have just mentioned. Try clicking any of the links. Instead of opening a new web page, a dialog box will prompt you to download the song.


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JavaScript Dialog Box


(NOTE: I have removed this feature due to loading problems.)

If it is the first time that you visited this site or if you happen to have reloaded this site, you will be prompted by a dialog box asking your name. After entering your name, a message will appear above the picture of my son on the left sidebar. This trick is made possible by the simple JavaScript codes that I have added.

To add the same feature in your blogsite or website, follow the simple instructions below:

Step1: Open the HTML template of your blog. Add the codes below to the new Page Element.

<script type="text/javascript">
var yourName = prompt("I'm John David. May I know your name?", "Reader");

Step2: Add another new Page Element and paste the codes below.

Hello <script type="text/javascript">document.write(yourName)</script>! Welcome to this blogsite that my father created. I hope this site would be of some help. Please leave a comment <script type="text/javascript">document.write(yourName)</script>

Step3: Create your own message by changing the highlighted texts in the codes shown above. Save and view your blog.

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RSS Feed Editor


You are most likely familiar with RSS feeds if you are a blogger. On the other hand, if you are not yet acquainted with RSS, it stands for “really simple syndication.” It is an internet tool that allows word contents of websites (including blogsites) to be automatically published in other sites. Subscribing to RSS feeds is a convenient way to receive regular updates from certain sites without actually visiting these sites. To put it simply, an RSS feed is a method of broadcasting the contents of websites. Simple as it may seem, creating an RSS feed requires a special software application that is otherwise known as RSS creator.

An RSS feed creator allows you to customize the contents of your site’s RSS feed. You can accomplish several sophisticated tasks without any thorough knowledge of web programming. Using an RSS feeds creator will enable you to create, edit and broadcast feeds. You may also import texts from CSV and HTML files and upload them in FTP formats. This software can operate using wide variety of RSS formats. You do not need to learn complicated codes since all the basic operations can be done by using user-friendly wizards. You simply need to input all the relevant RSS feeds and the rest of the task is accomplished by the editor.

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Article Checker: Combating Online Plagiarism


The internet is a global library that is accessible to almost everybody from any part of the globe. Information on virtually all topics can be found on the internet. However, the internet is more than just a source of information. It is also a powerful marketing tool. There are hundred millions of commercial websites competing for attention. Although there are many expensive and powerful softwares that can be used for SEO purposes, the content of a website is still the most important factor. Search engines such as Google, Yahoo MSN are still keyword-based. These search engines search the web and rank websites based on the relevance, uniqueness and freshness of contents.

Hence, it is very important to have unique article contents in websites. Duplicate contents tend to be ignored by search engines. It is also equally important to have the contents regularly updated. If you are a web-based writer or editor, checking for article duplication is one of your important tasks.

To check for possible plagiarism or article duplication, you may refer to this site: Article Checker. Simply paste or upload a particular article and then click the "compare" button as shown in the illustration.

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Page Rank


Most bloggers monetize their blogs by writing paid reviews and by posting ads. Monetized blogs are good source of extra income but in order to get more offers from paid review sites, your blog site needs to have good Google PR. Good PR means that your site has greater chance to be found when using certain search keywords. Hence, advertisers prefer to offer paid reviews to blog sites that have higher page ranks.

In terms of search engine optimization (SEO), sites with higher page rank are easier to find. To check the page rank of your site, you may visit this link: Page Rank Checker. The ranking system is from 0 to 10. Ten is the highest possible rank. "N/A" may also appear for your blog. This simply means that your site has not yet been indexed by Google. Hence, PR is not yet available.

Higher PR also means that you have high traffic for your site. One way of increasing your PR is to exchange links with other blog sites. Another way is to submit your blog link to directories. To learn more on how to increase your site's PR, read this post: Directing Web Traffic to Your Blog.

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Optimizing Web Presence


Online marketing is a very competitive world. You may need to consult a SEO specialist to optimize your site’s web presence. An SEO expert is someone who knows the ins and outs of web marketing. Trafficare.com is a SEO company that has the expertise that you can rely upon if you are looking for high quality SEO services. Search engine optimization is not simply about page ranking but also about quality contents and products.

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Play Online Backgammon


There are many online backgammon sites that you can visit. These sites offer live online tournaments as well as software downloads. GammonFortune.com is one of the most reliable sites that you can visit if you want to simply play backgammon games either for fun or for real money. This site offers software downloads, tutorials and live tournaments. The minimalist site design is very easy to navigate. Your backgammon online game experience may never be the same.

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