Examining the Chinese Influence on International Data Control

International concerns over Chinese policies and procedures are nothing new. Yet with the growth of the Chinese economy to becoming where it stands today as the biggest in the world, new concerns have arisen regarding exactly how far Chinese influence will continue to be felt in the international business market. One area that many look to with equal amounts of curiosity and trepidation is the potential impact that Chinese data control policies may have to international information systems.

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Examining the Chinese Influence on International Data Control

Dotcom vs New gTLD Extensions: What’s the Status?

When consumers first began using the Internet there were only a handful of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to choose from: .com, .org, .net, .info and a few others (this list does not include restricted TLDs, such as .edu, .gov, and .mil since they can only be used by specific types of organizations or registrants). While there have been attempts over time to increase the number of gTLDs, the efforts have not gone far, and the original—dotcom—remains the supreme leader. A couple of years ago ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, decided to allow companies, individuals, and organizations to create more specific domain names around hobbies, industries, businesses, cities, and more, in the hopes that it will increase competition and choice for anyone hoping to create an online presence ( https://www.eurodns.com/international-domain-names/icann-new-gtlds/faq/ ).

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Thinking Out Loud: 2014 SEO Predictions

Sure, we’re halfway through 2014 but it’s never too late to give a quick thought on where we predict SEO is headed. As most marketers know, search engines have always been a rapidly evolving and unsteady landscape as SEO factors have changed dramatically over time and more than once. In a sense, SEO has hit a sort of equilibrium where the days of scammy, spammy SEO methods are dead (and not surely missed), while the phrase “content is king” will continue to rule for the foreseeable future

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Thinking Out Loud: 2014 SEO Predictions

Comments Section: Land of Constructive Public Discourse Or Playground of Trolls?

Whether creating a website or starting a blog, one of the important decisions to make is whether or not to include a comments section.

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Comments Section: Land of Constructive Public Discourse Or Playground of Trolls?

Email Marketing Tips — Part 3: What Will People Actually Read?

In this series of articles, we’ll explore the best tips to run successful email marketing tips.

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Email Marketing Tips — Part 3: What Will People Actually Read?

Do You Have the Skills to Deal on a Global Scale?

In the dark days of technology, when faxes were the fastest way to communicate with clients, I was contacted by a Japanese company to do some design and illustrations for them. They had seen my work in the New York Daily News, which, unlike their rival, The New York Times, was strictly a New York City paper

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Do You Have the Skills to Deal on a Global Scale?

The Mission of Search Engines

SEO 101: Chapter 1 Let’s face it, search engines are some of the hardest working sites on the web! We depend on them for the answers to digital and real world roadblocks, and have grown to expect their accuracy for nearly instantaneous results. They’re set as our homepages, built into our browser toolbars and bookmarked in our mobile devices

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A Look at Various Anti-Spam Packages

Perhaps it shows how ubiquitous the concept of unsolicited electronic communications is that we didn’t even have to define the word “spam” in the title of this article.  In the 90′s it was common to explain to the reader that no, we didn’t mean the canned meat.  Now it’s arguable that fewer people even know of that definition. There is a entire cottage industry of anti-spam products out there.  This type of software lends itself very well to factual, objective analysis.  It is easily measurable how much it lets through that it should, and how much it doesn’t let through that it shouldn’t.  There are other considerations, of course, so let’s go through a brief listing of some of the most frequently mentioned anti-spam software packages out there. Cloudmark Desktop We’ll start with the worst part about this package: not only is it fairly expensive, but it must be renewed annually.  For a good package this can be seen as fair, given that the filters for a quality spam filter must keep rapid pace with the times, and all reports say that Cloudmark does exactly that.  It’s easy to use with its drag and drop methods, easy on your system, and almost never blocks legitimate mail, though some spam does make it through on occasion.  It uses ongoing feedback from a community of more than a million users to identify spam

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A Look at Various Anti-Spam Packages

Avoiding Domain Name Scams and Dead Ends

One of the first thing that any new web master thinks of for their potential web site is its domain name.  The domain name is among your companies main forms of branding, and hence, focusing on the domain name is understandable.  What we have to remember is that along with it comes the people willing to milk these new users out of their cash with the lure of something “new” that will give them an edge. You can check the domain name availability on pcnames.com . As of December 2009 more than 84 million .com domain names alone existed, meaning that those new to the game are finding all of the best words and phrases long since squeezed out.  The desire to find an work around this problem may seem tempting.  Here’s why, for the most part, you don’t want to fall for such tactics

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Avoiding Domain Name Scams and Dead Ends

The Dummies’ Guide To SEO

Search engine optimization (or SEO) is an absolute jungle.

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The Dummies’ Guide To SEO

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