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The benefits of getting certified with CCNA

The benefits of getting certified with CCNA
Among other world dominated and well known certifications, CCNA also stands on the top of the list. Since 1998 when CCNA was first launched, more than 1 million CCNA certificates have been awarded. In current IT industry, CCNA holds a very important place as all IT fields definitely involves professionals that are CCNA certified. CCNA is awarded by Cisco itself, who is a leader in the manufacturing of most diversely used networking equipments and technologies. Certifications offered by Cisco have benefited both employee and employer, because both of the parties get what they want. Being certified in IT related niches have really helped individuals in changing their lives. They get real benefits and acquire valuable skills needed in IT Company. In the real world, there are innumerable instances where individuals with experience of ten years in the networking field, feel the need of getting CCNA certification. Young people interested in entering the networking field, should consider certifications very seriously. If done with full concentration, it can surely prove to be a ticket for the dream job. Graduates should never consider their first-class or distinctions as chance of sustaining tough job market. CCNA certification gives individual practical details of latest networking technologies....
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Should You Hire A Professional Wed Design Team or Let a Friend or Family Member Take the Reins?

Should You Hire A Professional Wed Design Team or Let a Friend or Family Member Take the Reins?
There are several very different paths that you can take towards having a web site created for your company. Most of these paths will lead you to problems that can really snowball out of control. There is only one path that will lead you towards the shining light of success; you need to make your web site stand out from the crowd, and the Internet is a very crowded place. It is packed tighter than a can of sardines or all of the kids at the Justin Bieber concert. You have got to find a way to shine through all of the competition. Here are some tips that will help you do just that. Avoid Help From Friends and Family There is a good chance that you know someone who may dabble in the art of web design, but dabbling is just not good enough. When a person is in the “dabbling” stage, they are still in the learning stage. Dabbling is the code word for hobby. You do not want someone who does web design as a hobby creating your web site. Your web site should be something that everyone takes very seriously and very few people take their hobbies...
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Windows 8 up to 3.17%, but still faces big challenges

Windows 8 up to 3.17%, but still faces big challenges
Windows 8, the latest operating system, was firstly released by Microsoft. It attracted many PC users for many new distinguished features. Take password in Windows 8 as an example. Users are allowed to create a text password firstly, and then set up a picture password or PIN code as a supplement. As a result, when Windows 8 users happen to forget their passwords, instead of password recovery Windows 8, they just need to change the log in with picture password or PIN code. So, how is the market share of Windows 8 now? According to the latest data from Net Applications, Windows 8 has captured 3.17 percent of the global desktop operating systems market share in March, after five months of its official launch. And If Windows RT and Windows 8 tablets are also taken into account, Windows 8 powered 3.31 percent. Windows 8 on touch devices sees a 0.12% market share while Windows RT sees a 0.02% share. Windows 7, the most popular system, topped with 44.73%. It is actually up by 0.18% percent, and in a testament to its enduring popularity. Windows 7 is followed by Windows XP with 38.73%. And Windows Vista occupied 4.99%, though maligned but ahead...
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Gadgets for an Active Woman

Gadgets for an Active Woman
It’s impossible to imagine a modern woman without any electronic tool that makes life more enjoyable. A good gadget is not only a helpful and handy device but it has become a fashionable accessory as well. I’d like to look at some essential gadgets for women. Laptop is a useful tool in many situations. It’s more comfortable to use than a big personal computer because of a small size. Moreover, you can take it to you journey too. Laptop provides a wide variety of different options and possibilities. On one hand, you can use it offline for working on some kind of projects or even watching films. On the other hand, laptop can be used online to provide a connection to the Internet via cables or wirelessly using 3G or Wi-Fi signal. Cell phone isn’t a gadget any more but it’s necessary for active persons who want to be in touch everywhere. You can also use it as a camera or even a TV set today. It’s a surprise that it also can provide connection to the Internet that allows you to be online without using a big computer for such purposes. Bathroom scales is a gadget that helps us to...
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Social Media: The Positives

Social Media: The Positives
Social media. It's the talk of websites, newspapers, articles. Everywhere you look you will see, read, learn something about social media. Most say what a great idea it is for businesses to be able to communicate with the consumers directly. Share stories and open the page for discussions. How can that be a bad thing? It's not. But there is one problem with social media: the numbers don't track well. There are plenty of times the number of visitors and pageviews will spike as the social media side of the world, which is often followed by higher bounce rates, lower pageviews per visitor and even a lower average time on the site. With numbers jumping up and down, bouncing from page to page, it often makes the positive articles about social media be brought into question. It may be true that social media visitors visit and leave quickly, but there are plenty of reasons why social media should still be implemented into the marketing strategy and plan of any business. The Best Parts Free: Social media is completely free. Signing up for those websites you will use to communicate with your consumers, such as Facebook and Twitter, don't charge a setup...
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WordPress SEO and Links

WordPress SEO and Links
WordPress has some tremendous advantages built into it as far as search engine optimization goes. Some of the most important features have to do with how you structure links. Remember, when you put up a good article, the ideal situation is that people will read it, like it and then link to it. You'll also want search engines to be able to link to your content easily, which means that the titles of your articles should relate to their content, as should the links that actually lead to them. WordPress actually makes these goals quite attainable. Permalinks Because most people do use WordPress in this manner, we'll go ahead and assume that you're putting your content up on a blog that you regularly update. The links to individual articles are referred to as permalinks. If you go to your Settings menu and then to your Permalinks menu, you'll see several different options as to how you want to structure your permalinks. Choose the entry named "Post name". This ensures that the link to your post has the same words in it as the name of your post, which is the entire point of taking all that time to work with keywords....
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What is Social Business? Are Social Businesses Exactly What the World Needs Right Now?

What is Social Business? Are Social Businesses Exactly What the World Needs Right Now?
There are countless businesses out there right now, and quite a lot of them would have you know that they’re in the picture purely for profit. This is entirely fine in the grand scheme of business ethics and strategy, but is focusing on nothing but profit the only way to achieve success? Not necessarily. In fact, with the emergence of more and more not-for-profit organizations proving that philanthropy is not dead and that it can be a force for good, businesses should be looking in this direction, at least partially, anyway. So what is social business? What makes this so special? Addressing Social Objectives are the Reason for Their ExistenceRather than a purely profit-driven motive, social businesses are in business to help solve a problem that is impacting society as a whole, a group of people, or even its own company or niche of business.Attempting to enhance the way people function in a particular group is something that can never go without notice, but it often does.While a company doesn’t often dedicate 100 percent of its resources to solving this social problem, it will focus one or more of its team to get the job done.If the objective is finally met...
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Foundation 4 - Responsive Design Framework

Foundation 4 - Responsive Design Framework

Foundation is  advanced responsive front-end framework, that offer some interesting features and easy start-up of your responsive web design project.

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Effective marketing strategies for boosting your business

Effective marketing strategies for boosting your business
Nowadays, when online marketing often determines success of the venture, it’s easy to forget about good old time-proven strategies that traditional marketing offers. But why choose something one when you can take the best from both worlds? That’s why here I will talk about the most effective online and offline strategies that should be combined in order to achieve great results.  Online marketing  Business website or a blog is like your online home and it’s an irreplaceable part of your online marketing strategy. Nowadays people want to know more about what you have to offer, whether your services are of high quality and whether you maintain client relationship. So always remember that professional, visually appealing website with unique content is your number one priority in online marketing. Social media marketing is an excellent opportunity to create online awareness of your products and services and build up your client base. Having accounts on Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks can help you to maintain customer relationship and provide your clients with relevant updates on special offers, promotions and discounts.  Content marketing is relatively new way of increasing profits. The point of content marketing is rather clear: if you provide your target...
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Vagrant - Portable Development Environments

Vagrant - Portable Development Environments

Vagrant is a “web development virtual environment” that generated instances of virtual system.

 

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Is File Sharing All About Piracy?

Is File Sharing All About Piracy?
File sharing is the lifeblood of the Internet, or so some say. Whether you work in the IT industry or you are "simply" an avid technology user, you will not escape the fact that file sharing is an integral part of online activities. From the innocuous act of giving family and friends access to photos of your most recent vacation to uploading the latest episode of the [insert name of popular TV series here] - file sharing is at the heart of these activities. Photos, movies, short videos, books, software, knitting patterns, legal document templates - these and so much more are shared on a regular basis, by people all over the world. It's much like comparing the Internet, and file sharing platforms in particular, to a physical meetup place where people go to interact and swap goodies. With the recent spate of legal troubles hounding file sharing platforms, though, the question of piracy and illegal activities arises. Take for example, one of the latest and most controversial platforms: MEGA. Founded by Kim Dotcom, the founder of taken down Megaupload, MEGA has risen in popularity - no surprise there, but it also has gotten the attention of the authorities. To have...
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Social Media Miracles for Money Making

Social Media Miracles for Money Making
Social media marketing is characterized by using social media to generate income, publicity, and public awareness of a product. It is particularly useful because the public is so engaged with social media, and it permits a more intimate relationship between the company and the public. Unlike other promotional initiatives, social media marketing is geared toward initiating a chain of public communication, such that customers spread product awareness through relaying the product through their social media accounts. Facbook There are a number of online social media outlets. One of the most popular is Facebook, the social networking organization. Every company should have a Facebook account, and an employee should be designated to monitor and update the account. It is especially useful because so many people have Facebook accounts; it is part of most people’s everyday routine, and a company stands a better chance of reaching potential clients through it than through more expensive advertising initiatives, such as print or television advertisements. Facebook allows for interplay between the company and the client, as people are able to directly while blog entries typically require more work than a Facebook update, an additional benefit to blogs is that they are not typically updated with the...
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How to Check Your Website Speed with Pingdom

How to Check Your Website Speed with Pingdom
Webpage speed is one of the most important factors to be considered by search engines. In fact, be it small or large, every search engine provider emphasize on this issue strongly. Survey results highlight the fact that sites with slow loading capacity have very high chances of bouncing back. In short, sites with slow speed limit have greater bounce rate. Also, in this modern era, a whole lot of people prefer browsing the internet from tablets and mobile phones. To serve these users properly, the websites for mobile devices need to load faster. However, it is necessary to learn about the total loading time a site takes before taking any step. To serve the purpose, a very fine tool is available. It's known as Pingdom. Pingdom is one amazing tool for calculating the loading speed of a website. The software tool is easy to use. One of the most amazing things about this tool is that it allows the user to test a site from a whole lot of different servers. Moreover, there is a special option that allows the user to take decision on whether to keep the results private or make it public. After that, the desired server location...
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7 Kick-Ass Apps for Web Designers

7 Kick-Ass Apps for Web Designers
Do you want to get the most out of your iPad when it comes to web design? This nifty device is now being used more than ever to create fantastic websites that will appeal to a wide audience. Listed below are 7 apps that will prove to be very valuable for designing great sites. BookCreator If you are in the market for creating text, images, audio and video for a website, BookCreator can be an invaluable tool. It will allow you to place all of the above in a book layout format that can be read in iBooks and will be compatible with many reading software packages. This is a good app for working with picture books, and it will be especially helpful if you are just starting out with creating any type of book. ColorStrokes HD This app lets you take a black-and-white image and add stunning color to it. There are three ways that you can accomplish your objective. You can put the original colors back into a grayscale photo, you can remove color and turn the photo back to grayscale, and you can add colors that were never there to begin with. FxCamera Here is a free app...
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App-Solutely Perfect!

App-Solutely Perfect!
Smart phones are one of the greatest inventions of our times. They serve to be so much more than mere modes of communication. And when talking about smart phones and PDA’s, Apple is a force to be reckoned with. Creators of the oh-so popular iphone, they have succeeded in developing of the best mechanisms ever created. This device is much more than a simple phone. Its innovation features and ever growing applications have seen the iphone become something of a technological legend.  The growth seen in iphone application development is largely contributed towards its user friendly interface. Developing these varied applications are formidably easy given all the tools necessary are widely available across platforms. There are iphone applications for almost everything, right from books to games, news and music. There most definitely is something for everybody. This development move is beneficial for both consumer as well as developer. Businesses have now discovered this to be a highly effective marketing strategy, inviting consumers through multiple platforms. Customer satisfaction can be increased by creating an application that enables more interaction between both parties involved.  So what exactly can these app developments do for your business? It is more like ‘what cant it do...
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Latent Semantic Search and how it affects Your Search Rankings

Latent Semantic Search and how it affects Your Search Rankings
If there is one thing we have learned about Google, it's that they pride themselves on providing relevant search results. They take this task seriously and so should you, if you want to rank higher in their search engine. Web developers and SEO experts have been gaining from the organic search results since day one, over optimizing their sites with specific keywords in order to gain an advantage, while not always providing web searchers the relevant results they are seeking. Google frowns on these SEO techniques and to help combat them and ensure that people get what they're searching for, they began implementing latent semantic search indexing back in March of 2009. Often referred to as LSA or,latent semantic analysis, latent semantic search is an indexing algorithm that takes into account other search terms that are semantically related to the specific keywords on the page. Take for example "carefree". Someone typing that keyword into Google could be searching for Carefree women's hygiene products, the emotional state of being carefree or maybe even the city of Carefree, Arizona. When someone types in just "carefree", the search engine doesn't have a clue as to which variety of carefree the searcher is interested in....
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Optimizing Your Site With Multivariate Testing

Optimizing Your Site With Multivariate Testing
Is the traffic to your website converting? One approach, when things slow down, is to view your traffic stats via Google Analytics. While this approach will show you important information necessary in determining when your visitors are leaving, it doesn’t explain why. The more important aspect you should be considering is why your traffic isn’t converting. Based on the type of website you run, a conversion may mean differently. For instance, a conversion for a blog could mean a subscription while for an online retailer considers a sale a conversion. Regardless of what course of action you’re hoping your audience will take, one thing that will help you get there ismultivariate testing. What is Multivariate Testing? Not familiar with multivariate testing? Multivariate testing is an online marketing test method that involves the presentation of two different options of a website to actual site visitors. What differentiates it from A/B testing is the number of elements that are tested at a time. Multivariate testing is used to test out different designs on a new website or modifications on existing ones in order to determine which version the site users prefer. Uses of Multivariate Testing Multivariate testing has been around for awhile and...
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How to Get Facebook Fans Quickly

How to Get Facebook Fans Quickly
The trick to selling on Facebook is to engage and socialize with customers. This can be done through offering promotions, giveaways, flash sales and even Customer support – all of which are only available to your Facebook fans. Never forget that Facebook is a society so don't try to be a seller, try to solve The first thing is to buy fans. This is not the norm, but because we are new and want to seem credible. I suggest buying say 1,000 fans. There are loads of places to buy fans but I suggest Fiverr.com You can get 300 likes for $5. These simple free strategies will produce thousands of fans in a relatively short time. Some of these fans will become leads and then customers in whatever business you are in. Find a famous person in your niche. Go to his or her page and look for comments to posts he or she has made. Try to find large amounts of comments and like all of them. Just like, like, like. Then make your own comment, make it as as full as you can. Now say you are in a post with 60 comments, all the 60 people who have...
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Speed-up Website with Free CDN

Speed-up Website with Free CDN
Without a doubt there are so many articles related to website speed. Certainly it is very important to have fast website or blog – first because website speed plays important part for achieving higher SERP and 2nd (which probably is more important) to serve your content faster to website visitors. Nobody likes slow website! Realistically, every website suffer from slow loading, unless it is hosted on cloud or have already utilize use of CDN. For instance WebmaisterPro is hosted in USA – loading time in Texas is 6sec, in Washington, DC – 8sec, but loading time in Europe is getting higher – London, UK – 10sec, Istanbul 12sec... and this is in term of static test – the reality is much different with 100 members on our website the speed goes up to 25sec! Don't get us wrong – we are also using CDN and gzip compression, just the answer to have faster website isn't very simple and depends on so many factors. Honestly, I am getting really mad when I read an article written by some copycat blogger that give “superb tips” rewritten from “A-list” blogger that also doesn't have a clue about server-side optimization, script optimization, number of requests,...
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5 Basic Steps to Make Money Online With Affiliate Program

5 Basic Steps to Make Money Online With Affiliate Program
Earning money has become simpler with the advancement of internet usage into the market. Planning, scheduling, buying, selling and promoting products are done in a single place with a single click. “Affiliate marketing” is considered to be the cost effective method to reach global audience and earn money with less investments. Here are some basic steps to make money online with affiliate program 1)Act according to your market You must work according to your market and its needs. It would be beneficial if you research on various products that are available on the market and their demand. So, based on the market requirement, use appropriate affiliate program to earn money. Always choose good products and promote them effectively. Provide offers and discounts on the products that are high in demand to gain more consumers. 2)Create a platform Every business requires a platform to accomplish its tasks. Here in this affiliate marketing, you need to own a website, so that you can contact with audiences across the world. You can pick appropriate one from various host sellers in the market such as “Go Daddy” and “Hostgator”. Design your website engagingly to attract more visitors and make sure that it is relevant to...
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