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Tips On How To Minimize Hacker Attack – WP Plug-in Exploits

Posted on : 28-04-2013 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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Security Risk Associated With WordPress Plug-in Exploit

One of the criteria that Google take into consideration in regards to page ranking is that of how fast it takes for a web page to load and display on the user screen. A page with lots of imagoes and video will take much longer time to process by the host server before it is send to the client browser to display.

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Massive Brute Force Attack On WordPress – A Myth?

Posted on : 20-04-2013 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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Harden Your WordPress Content Management System

WordPress Massive Assault – Is it Myth?

A friend told me last evening he believed we should not be too undue worry about the reported massive  brute force attack on WordPress sites.  He felt the threats are not as serious as described by the media.

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Beginners Guide To WordPress

Posted on : 30-08-2010 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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WordPress is one of the most popular free blogging software. It is one of the most deployed CMS (content management system) and is the favorite blogging platform choice for most Internet marketers.

Some even considered it the top recommended blogging platform given the flexibility, tons of features and great ongoing support from the WordPress software development community. You can download the software from www.wordpress.org

If you are treating it as a hobby or just simply as a form of networking tools to communicate with friends), then you can simply proceed to apply for a free WordPress blog account at www.wordpress.com. The account is usually approved within minutes and you can proceed to post your blog.

As much as it is convenient, there are limitations with regards to using free WordPress hosted blog account. Notably you are restricted and constraint in terms of flexibility to install additional features, disk space and etc.

Furthermore, you have to be careful not to breach the terms and conditions associated with free WordPress blog account. Otherwise your blog might be revoked or canceled without warning and you stand to lose all your blog postings and other contents once your account is deactivated.

If you wish to monetize your blog then you should get your own domain name and have your blog hosted by 3rd party reputable and reliable host service
provider. Nowadays it is very affordable to apply for a domain name as well as to sign up for a good host service provider to host all your blogs and websites.

If you are a newcomer to WordPress and online business, all those talk about applying for a domain and self-hosted blog steps might seem to be
pretty daunting task to you. 

Fret not, I assure you it is not difficult though. I have put together a compilation of WordPress beginner’s video guide for the benefit of newbies who might face difficulties with the installation of self hosted WordPress blog. Please sign up to get your free WordPress video tutorial guide right here. You will be glad you did.

Alvin Phang, the creator of Atomic Blogging and Atomic Theme 5 has also released a free blogging guide handbook. The contents are invaluable and I am sure most new bloggers would find the tips and information extremely helpful. You can download the blogging handbook right here too.

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Free WordPress Blog Installer!

Posted on : 19-04-2010 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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If you are new to WordPress then you may wish to check out ExpertWordPress. What is WordPress? It is a free blogging software which you can download from www.wordpress.org and installed on your server. After installation you can configure the various settings and start blogging right away.

You may or may not heard of Fantastico. Fantastico is basically a collection of web applications that includes auto installer script to facilitate the installation of WordPress blog. Not all hosting services provides Fantastico as part of the package so you need to check it out with the hosting service company before you sign up.

Even though installing WordPress using Fantastico is as easy as you can get nevertheless it might still seems to be daunting task and confusing for some. As a matter of fact it took me quite awhile to become familiar with the installation and management of self hosted WordPress blogging. You can easily cut down your learning curve by using ExpertWordPress.

You may probably wonder what is the difference between a self hosted WordPress blog versus a blog that is hosted within WordPress.com? In a nutshell, a blog that is hosted by WordPress.com or Blogger.com is not much different. Both are completely free thus you don’t need to spend a single dime to sign up for a domain or pay for any web hosting services.

The main advantage with subscribing to a blog that is hosted within WordPress.com or Blogger.com is that it is very easy to set up for you to start blogging within minutes. Blog hosted by these companies requires very little maintainance because the hosting companies (such as WordPress.com or Blogger.com will do regular back up and other IT maintenance of the backbone infrastructure of which the blog relies on ) and there are usually a large community of online bloggers who are willing to share and help each other.

There are very few technical details that you need to worry about such as interacting with the server, upgrading of software and etcetera. Free blogging services offer by WordPress.com & Blogger.com are excellent for those who are not technical savvy and and not into serious Internet Marketing.

The main disadvantages to using WordPress.com and Blogger.com to host your blog is that you don’t really own the blog at all. Even though you hold the rights to publish contents to your blog, the hosting companies (WordPress.com or Blogger.com) reserve every right to remove your blog contents or even worst still to cancel or disable your blog account without any due warning.

There are also lots of limitations with regards to how much you can optimize your blog contents and posting due to the lack of theme and plug-in support with free blog service within WordPress.com. This limitation alone is one of the biggest reasons why you should move away from free hosted blogging service into paid subscriber based self hosted blog.

One of the best features of WordPress software is that there are tons of themes and plug-ins that you can customized for almost every kinds of requirements and needs. With certain exceptions, generally you can’t change the themes or add plug-ins to free WordPress hosted blog.

Another thing that alot of people overlook is that traffics that you attract to your blog using free blogging services only serves to increase the popularity and search engine page ranking of the hosting company domain instead of your blog!

ExpertWordPress is designed for both the inexperienced as well as for those experienced WordPress bloggers who wish to take their Internet Marketing business to the next level. Those who purchased the upgrade will get the opportunity to master the basics and advance techniques through various online training events and tons of information available online.

When you go to ExpertWordPress, you will noticed the site offers both free and upgrade products and services. You are at liberty and under no obligation to upgrade. After all, you have nothing to lose by using the free blog installer. Don’t let the word ‘free’ fool you though. Yes, there are many so called ‘free’ product or service which offers nothing more than outdated stuffs. The free version of ExpertWordPress on the hand packs quite a punch in terms of features.

You are guaranteed to be able to set up a WordPress in less than 4 minutes if you consider the upgrade option. You will have full technical support resources to guaranteed your blog contents will be fully optimize and up running with articles that pulls in traffic. Last but not least, ExpertWordPress comes with a 30 day rock solid iron clad guaranteed no question ask full refund policy.

So what are you waiting for? Do yourself a favor by signing up for the free WordPress Blog Installer. Last but not least, here is a link to an excellent three hundred over pages article on how to start up your online business. It is completely free for the asking so go on to download the article before it is taken off. You will be glad you did!.

Cheers and happy reading!.

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Building A Website Or A Blog – Using Free Hosting

Posted on : 06-01-2010 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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At first glance, it seems pretty easy to jump start any online business. Cash tight and no money to invest in online business? No problem, you don’t need much capital anyway (with the exception of the computer and Internet online access).

Don’t know how to design a website? No problem either, there are many software Internet Marketing tools that offload the technical aspect of web site design and implementation for you. You can sign up and make use of some of the automated software tools, mostly completely free of charge.

One of the best free web site building tools is BlinkWeb . Just sign up for an account and you are good to go. It is a very user friendly system and you could easily get a good website created up and running in minutes.

There are many other online free website building tools apart from BlinkWeb. The important thing to take note is that you need to find one which do not contain advertisements and banners on the website you created using free account or free membership. Sign up for one which provide options for you to seamlessly upgrade all your websites created using free account into paid services and accounts should the need arise.

If you are new to blogging and interested to give it a try, one of the best blogging platform to use is WordPress. Another blogging platform that you may wish to consider is Google sponsored blogger hosted platform.

If you are a newbie and beginner to online business, you may be curious as for a start which blogging platform should you use namely WordPress or Blogger. The various blogging platforms has its own advantages and merits and which platform you should go for depends pretty much on your blogging objective.

In my personal opinion and experience, Blogger would be a better choice in terms of flexibility to quickly setup and to incorporate Google Adsense and Amazon Affiliates into the blog. Google Adsense and Amazon affiliate marketing are two online marketing business models which you can quickly implement to earn some money.

Blogger platform comes ready with Google Adsense and Amazon Affiliate widgets installation support. You just need to follow the instructions and steps along the way to apply for Google Adsense or Amazon Affiliate account. Once the accounts are approved, you can proceed quickly to install the widget , usually with just a few mouse clicks.

You may also wish to consider other free blogging platforms such as B2Evolution, typepad and last but not least movabletype to name a few.

If you intend to monetize your blogs on a long term basis, it is strongly recommended that apart from hosted free blog platforms such as Blogger or WordPress.org you should apply for a domain URL and subscribe to a paid web hosting service company such as HostSo to host your websites and blogs.

Please refer to my previous posting on why you should not focus all your entire efforts on hosted free blogging platform services such as Google sponsored blogger platform. There are many limitations to using free hosted website or free hosted blog platform services.

Some of these limitations and restrictive terms renders free hosting services completely unsuitable for normal operation of online business. For instance, limitation in terms of disk space, databases, email addresses, FTP accounts and other host of services which is critical to the success of online business.

Free hosted blog platform such as Google blogger can be use as early staging for your online business campaigns. One of the better free hosting services that you could sign up with is freehost.

This free hosting service provides you with ample disk space of 1500MB, SQL databases, web mail, auto installer scripts and many more. You could use this hosting service to learn more about WordPress installation, themes, widgets, plug-ins and etc.

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Should You Ignore Blogger Service?

Posted on : 29-12-2009 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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Does it implies we should not use Google blogger for any Internet Marketing purpose? The fact of the matter is that we can and should still use blogger free service to promote products or services. Creating a new blog with blogger is really easy and fast.

There is no hassle and no technical things to worry such as setting up database and etc when you go with blogger account . Since blogger has complete control over your blog it is also not surprising that all installation is fully automated.

My recommendation is that you create a blogger blog account for one specific product or service only and make use of that particular blog as a landing page for your Internet marketing campaign. Do not try to promote multiple products or services within a single blog. Google may deem such blog content as a SPAM.

Do not include links to black listed sites or questionable urls which Google may deem as SPAM. Do not include links in your blog to link farms and other sites which do not have any quality contents. Google will not penalize your blog if some other black listed sites links back to yours.

After all, Google understands that you have no control over other sites and urls which links to your blog but you certainly have complete control on which sites or urls your blog links to.

Try to provide a blog name that relates to your product or service. For instance, if you are doing affiliate marketing for say the software Mass Article Control then you could try to name the blog as

If that name has been taken, you could try to add an index or prefix to it such as http://mass_article_control1.blogspot.com. Try to change the name of the blog around the keywords which is related to the product or service.

Last but not least, always back up the content of the blog as you never know as to when Google may just slap a ban on it and take it down. Google does not provide advance warning whatsoever so its better for you to be on the safe side by doing regular backup of your blog postings. Backup the contents of your blog each time you make a new post!.

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Why You Should Never Count On Google Blogger

Posted on : 25-12-2009 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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Why You Should Never Count On Google Blogger

Why You Should Never Count On Google Blogger

I have been a regular blogger way back as far as 2006.  The blogging platform that I use is Google’s blogger free service (www.blogger.com). Google blogger service is free and and easy to set up, configure and up running within minutes.

One major shortcoming or rather major differences between  Google blogger blog and WordPress is you can’t create category with blogger.  You can however make use of the label feature in blogger which more or less serves the same function like WordPress category feature.

Recently one of my favorite blogger blog account namely http://stargaterich1.blogspot.com has been removed by Google for being classified as a SPAM blog.  It is a blog on Internet Marketing and I used that blog to communicate my thoughts on IM from a newbie perspectives.

Some of my thoughts on Google shutdown of my blog can found at the following:

No warning was given whatsoever. The blog was removed unexpectedly. I wrote to request Google to review the site and was again informed it is considered a SPAM blog.  The sad thing or rather the frustration is that I can’t retrieved the blog contents.

All my past years efforts has gone down the drain simply because big brother Google deemed it  a SPAM even though I hardly earn a single cent from that blog despite blogging on it for over 4 years! What I value most is some of the contents which I think helpful for Internet Marketing newbies.

I am not a serious blogger at the moment  but it seems it is now high time for me to put more thoughts into how to generate returns from my blogs.  I have gain a lot throughout the years of blogging with blogger though . For instance, through blogger blogs, I have come to understand how Google Adsense , Chitika,  Amazon Affiliate,  Clickbank Affiliate and many other affiliate program works.

As a matter of fact, my application to join many of the affiliate programs  through blogger blogs were accepted with the exception of eBay partnernetwork. I can never understand as to why my application to register as affiliate for eBay partnernetwork were rejected but I guess this is story for another day though.

In summary, you should always use paid web hosted service to power your blog. The most important aspect of it  is that you are in total control of your blog and big brother Google has no way to shut it down as and when they like. I guess its time for me to move my focus from blogger blogs to paid web hosted WordPress powered blogging.

Furthermore, you also have more freedom in terms of monetizing your own web hosted blog according to your niche market, unlike blogger account which has many regulations and a single violation will result in your blog being either suspended or remove totally.

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