Link Redirecting Vs Link Cloaking

If you promote affiliate programs, it is important to understand the difference between link redirects and link cloaking. Some affiliate programs permit both forms of link usage, some permit just one, and others may prohibit both. In this article, I will tell you why this is important, how to find out what is an acceptable practice, and what is exactly the difference between redirecting a link and cloaking a link.

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Convert MyISAM to INNODB using phpMyAdmin

This is a technical post on how to convert from MyISAM to InnoDB using phpMyAdmin. Yesterday, I was using phpMyAdmin to set up database tables in MySQL. The solution that I was implementing called for me to use foreign keys to relate the tables to one another. Well, foreign keys require the use of the InnoDB search engine instead of …

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The Used Table Type Doesn’t Support FULLTEXT Indexes

This is a technical post for those who are receiving the message “The Used Table Type Doesn’t Support FULLTEXT Indexes” in phpMyAdmin.” I received this message as I was trying to convert a MySQL table from MyISAM to InnoDB in phpMyAdmin. I was converting this MySQL table from MyISAM to InnoDB so that I could create foreign keys in MySQL …

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Google Mayday Update

Google Mayday Update: Fair and Balanced?

Near the end of May, Google released an update to their search algorithm-dubbed “Mayday” by most-that affects natural search engine rankings, especially for what are known as “long-tail keywords“. In looking at this Mayday update, we will ask the question: Are these Google updates “fair and balanced“?

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WordPress: How To Order WordPress Categories

When you begin using WordPress, you realize that it can be fairly easy to setup a website quickly. However, when you wish to customize your WordPress, it is then that you can run into many problems. One of the problems that many people run into with WordPress is the order of their categories. In this article, I will tell you how to arrange your WordPress categories using the WordPress “My Category Order” plugin.

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Thinking Tangentially: How To Succeed Online In a Competitive Environment

When individuals or companies are trying to succeed online in the face of heavy competition, they often do one of two things: They either give up or they employ the same strategies as their competitors. In this article, we take a look at a concept called tangential thinking, which will enable you to succeed in competitive markets that offer great returns.

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