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Hey Fellahs, Check Out The Dell Coupons

Hey Fellahs, Check Out The Dell CouponsWhats with Dell? Great buys at big bargains. Theres no time to waste if you got an eye on computers with a coupons code. Get those codes and save as much as $350 for a desktop unit. That is whats with Dell, and more.The coupon businessDell is taking online shopping another notch higher. They are offering discount coupons for those much coveted items - computers. So fellahs, dont leave the wise buying to women, flex those muscles and go online for those Dell coupons. Youd be surprised at what youll find. If you are new to the coupons craze, youd profit from knowing a thing or two about coupons.There are different types of coupons. Since you are going to shop online, here are some tidbits about these online tokens. Online coupons are downloaded and used anytime you need it. Cool? You can buy computers for less with "Dell coupons" . You can browse the many cutting edge computers and electronic equipment by Dell - Inspiron desktop computers, GPS systems, and Netgear Range Max Wireless bundles. Arent these the things a fellah wants? You can also get those shipping coupons to save more. Nice deal, isnt it? So if you are hesitant to ask you girlfriend about Dell coupons, heres how to do it.How to get those Dell couponsThere are several online sites promoting big name product coupons. These sites can give you the latest on coupon and other promo blitzes. Sign up for email alerts on the hot stuff you can strut from Dell. No need to ask your girlfriend about getting around coupons.When you get to sites with Dell Coupons, browse the items and click on the coupon you fancy. Print this coupon and start on a coupon hunt. But first, print the coupons with the Acrobat program. When you go to the store, bring these coupons with you. There are safeguards installed by Dell to make sure your coupons are authentic. You need not worry about your coupons.Dell and coupon thrillsDell is known for its computers worldwide. They manufacture and sell PCs, servers, personal digital assistants or PDAs, TVs, and computer peripherals. The company is based in Round Rock, Texas and has an impressive track record in PC and servers sales. When you get Dell coupons, you get quality discounted computers.Once you get the thrill of exchanging your coupons, you will join the number of men hoarding coupons. You can get coupons for your dinner dates, discounted movies, and even jewelry. You can get pampered in high end spas and classy restaurants, things you would never spend your hard earned cash on.Theres no end to the possibilities you can get from online coupons. And to think your mania started with Dell coupons. So take an early leave tonight from your usual routine. Check out the coupons and start saving for your new Dell computer and other items. Your friends will be wondering how you got flushed, so let them in on your secret. Happy coupon hunting, fellahs.

SEO Fundamentals

SEO Fundamentals

Introduction:Firstly, thank you for taking the time to view my SEO hints and tips e-book on the often forgotten aspects of SEO. This book was written from the collective knowledge and information gathered by Chris Diprose, owner and manager of Kanga Internet. Kanga Internet are located in Melbourne, Australia and they focus on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Web Development for the Joomla Content Management System (CMS).With Search Engine Optimization there are lots of unknowns, educated guesses and knowledge gained from personal and associative experience. Google, Yahoo and MSN keep their cards close to their chest when it comes to revealing how their ranking systems actually work. They tell the community trickles of information on what things can affect search engine results, how they can be improved and what to do in certain situations, but mostly knowing what to do to achieve good results is achieved by studying and hard work. Much alike other SEO consultants I have gathered information from various sources and worked constantly on improving results for customers. I am always looking for new intelligent ways to improve search engine results. I believe in "White Hat" (or more appropriately, "Grey Hat") principles.Edition 1 of this e-book is intended for people looking to improve their websites from the ground up. I address SEO design fundamentals; the things you need to consider before embarking on any text and keyword analysis. I hope you find these hints and tips useful.Enjoy the readings herein.- Chris DiproseThe Website Revelation What owning a website actually means.As a Web Developer and SEO consultant I deal with many existing website owners who are looking to modify or improve their website. I also deal with many people who are looking to start their web presence with a new website. Through both of these interactions there is often a common theme; a misunderstanding or an attitude. I call this a misconception of reality, as often the reality of what the Internet can actually do for the persons business and what they think it can do differ massively.Often it is presumed that by simply owning a domain and having a website built and published on the Internet, thousands of people will magically find the website, visit it and buy their products. "If you build it, they will come" should be removed from the vocabulary as soon as possible if you are to adjust attitudes to the underlying search technology. As a businessman in the real World, it is obvious that it would not happen outside of the Internet ether, so what is so different online? Maybe it was the Technology boom 10 years ago that caused a rift in understanding or maybe the buzz that caused the meteoric rise in the stock prices of Tech Companies, I can hear the thoughts of the small businessman, "surely this can be replicated for my business" in answer I would say, "well, it is unlikely, but you should be able to achieve some results over time".It is most important when taking on a project like Search Engine Optimization for a website, to know that it is important to be committed for the long haul. It is no small task and sufficient funds need to be allocated to the project. Delivery deadlines need to be correctly scoped against required changes, in order to meet client expectations. The key points of responsibility to the SEO project are in knowing that there are big changes near the start and during setup but the changes do not stop after setup, there are a continuous ongoing refinements to the design and system over time. In this regard I find it important to manage expectations and set realistic long term goals on what a website can be expected to achieve and in what time frames those goals hope to be met.So what should your goal be when you are delving into SEO for your website? Well, everyones goal is exactly the same; improve page rankings, improve page visits and hits and finally gain more sales through the website.When it comes to SEO and achieving these goals you have to have principles and my main principle is, "Good websites get good ratings and bad websites get bad ratings or none at all." As time goes on with the improvement of search engine technology and the refinement of search engine results this statement becomes truer and truer. I believe in results through "white hat"(reads; "Grey Hat") principles and methodologies.What are "white hat" principles? I guess I would compare it to doing things the honest way and the right way without risk. So develop a good site, promote good linking, have good informative content and keep working on it and then you are on the road to good rankings through "White Hat" principles.So, why should you do things the "white hat" way? Well, search engines do have some kind of understanding, an artificial intelligence. They soon catch on to websites spamming or linking to websites with no relevance and bad cross linking. Its about being smart, in for the long term and wanting your business to grow organically, naturally.So how do I go about improving my site and making it optimized for search engines naturally? Well, thats why youre here! So lets run through few of the things you should be doing in your websites from a fundamental level.Domain names:When choosing a domain name, choose one that is relevant to the product or service you are going to provide and that is as simple as possible. There are considerations of branding and product/service provided that should go into this choice. Involvement of marketing personal and product understanding is required but also consultation with your SEO professional is advantageous. In this step I would say, take some time and choose wisely. Keep it simple and easy to remember, often saying it out loud will make it clear whether it can be understood by a simple man.It is a strongly held belief by many SEO professionals that buying a domain which is older, and that has been around for a while, means it will not be sand boxed by Google. Whats the sandbox effect? Well, it refers to what Google does to a website or domain that is new or is relatively unknown by Google. In many instances Googles Sandbox effect relegates the new domain to sub-optimal inclusion in search results. Regardless of the sites optimization it lowers the websites relevance and ranking to the term searched upon. If you can use your old business domain name, then consider this very important.If, however, you are buying a new domain name then keep it relevant to the product or service being sold or offered on the website. Keep it close, relevant and simple. Relevance is primary.Location specific domain or international domain ( .com or com.au)? Personally I think dot coms are better, mainly because they appeal Internationally but if you want to you can keep it location specific and to your region then consider purchasing all similar higher level domains, yourdomain.com and yourdomain.com.au, if you can.Choosing a Host:Fast, reliable and gives you all you that you need and want. Preferably gives a unique IP. Again some SEO professionals believe this can also have a detrimental affect in Google rankings but from my experience it sometimes does and it sometimes doesnt. I have had some sites come in with high PR rankings on shared IPs and others when I shifted to a new IP the PR of the site jumped, so this is still a bit of a mystery when it comes to Google rankings. I guess a considerationTraffic considerations: When choosing your host ensure the plan you are on can be expanded so that any new increases in traffic can be accommodated accordingly.Site Design:There are several fundamental things to consider when you are modifying or designing a website.Flash:Flash is has been popular for a few years now and I truly believe it has its place. It is a great way of showing many products or services in a small area, has great visual impact if done properly and can set a good friendly tone to the website visitor. Having said that, I also hate flash; it can be an absolute nightmare when it comes to search engine optimization.What you should know about flash; it cannot be read by a search engine as the search engine cannot read the text or the images contained within it nor can it interpret what is in the pictures being shown.When it comes to flash I would suggest, not making your whole website flash. If you are designing a new website and you want to use flash then use it in high impact areas to capture the attention of your intended audience but use it sparingly. It is important to ensure that as much text content(to a maximum discussed in my next book, generally 300-500 characters) is available on the webpage and in simple HTML.Frames:Many older websites were designed with frames. Frames are where the main home page is actually a frameset page that includes several other pages into it. This makes the page hard to index in search engines and should be avoided. While Google do now index framed sites, it is important to note that most of the other top search engines still cannot follow frame links. They only see the frameset page and ignore the rest of the inner frames. This presents an SEO problem to us because it is highly likely those inner pages contain our content keywords.Nowadays this is not really a huge issue as it is so uncommon for a designer to actually use frames but the easiest way to resolve the issue would be to enforce a no use policy on frames.Page Layout:According to research the Googlebot trawls web pages from left to right and top to bottom. So given this little tidbit of information it is clear that you should be putting our most valuable keywords and information on the left and near the top. Of course this is a blanket statement and does not take into account design principles and beautification. Just keep it in mind during design of page layout. Position your move relevant keywords to the left of the page and near the top.Good HTML Coding:A lot of HTML generator programs out there bloat HTML to the point it is 3-4 times larger than what it would be if you hand coded it. Keep it simple, use a text editor, edit your HTML the old school way; until there is a HTML generator tool worthy of use. If you cant code HTML then do a search on the Internet and find a decent, free, e-book and learn how to do it.Javascript:This is very popular among many web development professionals for menus, popups, scollers etc etc. It would be my suggestion to use simple plain HTML menus or as little Javascript as possible in web pages. There are many small JavaScript menus out there that are slim on JavaScript code to reduce this issue and make it almost negligible. Dont over clutter your site with JavaScript as it increases page size, page load times and the search engines wont understand it.Image Sizes:Keep them small and use only what you need to. This is essential for decreasing page loading times and getting information onto the users screen as soon as possible.Overall page size and loading:The overall page size is an important factor. It should load quickly and be easily trawled. If you have followed the HTML hand coding, used minimal javascript, used simple table layouts and good image sizing then you should be fine. There is much evidence that supports the fact that Google and probably the other search engines also, do not like to scan huge files, so keeping your overall HTML page size below 25k is my suggestion.Dynamic URLs & page/file names:Dynamic pages are roadblocks to high search engine positioning. Especially those that end in "?" or "&". In a dynamic site, variables are passed to the URL and the page is generated dynamically, often from information stored in a database as is the case with many e-commerce sites. Normal .html pages are static - they are hard-coded, their information does not change, and there are no "?" or "&" characters in the URL.Pages with dynamic URLs are present in several engines, notably Google and AltaVista, even though publicly AltaVista claims their spider does not crawl dynamic URLs. To a spider a "?" represents a sea of endless possibilities - some pages can automatically generate a potentially massive number of URLs, trapping the spider in a virtually infinite loop.As a general rule, search engines will not properly index documents that: contain a "?" or "&" End in the following document types: .cfm, .asp, .shtml, .php, .stm, .jsp, .cgi, .pl Could potentially generate a large number of URLs.To avoid complications, consider creating static pages whenever possible, perhaps using the database to update the pages, not to generate them on the fly.Slightly Off Topic Thoughts:The topics covered here are not considered completely SEO topics but in terms of overall objective increasing sales, this section is very important. Take these things on board, consider them, consult with your designer and marketing team. Make educated and informed choices on these topics when considering your audience and what your website objectives are.Screen Size:Over 65% of all screens in the World are set to run at the 1024x768 resolution. Of the remaining percentage, 13% are running at 800x600, 20% running at larger sizes and 2% are unknown. So this affects the way you design. It would be my suggestion to always design for the smallest user to visit your site, but often I find 800x600 restrictive so I tend to design for slightly larger. Not large enough to make an 800x600 user angry but large enough to make it look good on larger screens also. I weigh up my target users, my intended amount of content and find some happy medium. I generally design for 1000x620 as this is the perfect amount of real estate for a 1024x768 user when they have the browser top bar and status bar and Windows taskbar.colors and themes:One important aspect of marketing - selling - is the use of color. Meanings are attached to colors in the same way meanings are attached to words. Gold is the color of wealth and prosperity. White is the color of pure innocence and cleanliness. Pink is the color of femininity and softness. Green is the color of natural things and freshness. Red is the color of danger and stress. Blue is the color the calmness, intelligence. The majority of the World selects blue as a favorite color. It often represents "trust"Use of color to establish an image or a brand is common in the marketing community, yet when you visit the websites of many search engine optimization professionals, it's obvious that color significance plays no part in their own web optimization. Some of the colors I found on SEO websites: Baby Blue, a color which implies weakness. Red, a color which implies risk, or danger. Orange a color which implies a cheerful "levity". Orange is one of Americans least favorite colors.Although color selection is off topic for SEO I would consider it a very important factor in what SEO is trying to achieve, in the end, for your website selling more product, creating loyalty to your brand and customer impact. color research is something you should seriously consider. In summary of color choices I would suggest studying and learning more about your customers, researching color choices and their relevance to your underlying products and making informed choices on these in collaboration. If in doubt then I suggest sticking to safe and trusted colors within safe eye pleasing designs.Gifs for logos & jpgs for pictures:Ensure you are using gifs for logos and background placements and jpgs for photos on your website. This helps reduce size and improve clarity of the web site overall.Browser:It is vitally important to ensure your web page works in both IE, Firefox and Opera. Testing other browsers is also an advantage but these are the main three in use nowadays (2007). I think quoting stats on the browser breakdown are irrelevant as you need it work in all browsers. W3C cross browser compliance is great for this.So, this brings us to the end of Volume 1: Fundamentals of SEO Web Design. There are many things to consider when designing a website or modifying a web site to make it more SEO friendly. Clearly I have a few more volumes left in SEO for websites.

Assistance Needed! Choosing Between LCD Or Plasma TV

Assistance Needed! Choosing Between LCD Or Plasma TV

When the time comes to upgrade your television, there are many choices available, including the standard cathode ray tube, projection, LCD or plasma TV. While one of the main considerations in choosing a television remains price, the picture quality and screen size is also important to individual viewers. In many instances, the size of the unit plays a role in making a choice fo those looking for a television that remains closer to the wall, the choice is narrowed down to a LCD or plasma TV.With technology of both types still relatively new, LCD televisions initially cornered the market for smaller screen units, commanding a large segment of the computer monitor industry. The restriction of size in LCD monitors also held a slight edge over plasma technology until a few years ago when it was able to increase the screen size to about 40-inches. In making the choice between LCD or plasma TV, there are a few other factors to consider.When large plasma televisions first hit the market, a 50-inch unit could cost as much as a used compact car, but better manufacturing and competition brought the prices down to where buying a LCD or plasma TV did not have to focus entirely on price. Plasma units, however, are still relatively unavailable in smaller sizes, a market the LCD technology still dominates.Larger Rooms Use A Larger ScreenThe viewing room in which the unit will be installed, is another consideration. The larger the room, the larger the television that will be required. As far as setting up chairs around the room, the plasma television has a slight edge on the angle of view, while both enjoy a major advantage over projection televisions. Also consider the lighting in the room when choosing between LCD or plasma TV. An LCD unit generally offers a brighter picture in bright lighting conditions, whereas a plasma television usually has a higher contrast level providing a sharper image.The technology of an LCD or plasma TV is also different, and the backlighting necessary for LCDs sometimes does not provide for a true black image while plasma televisions can better show a solid black. The power demand of the LCD or plasma TV is about even, although the brighter the image on a plasma television the more electricity will be used.

Bling Bling Your Myspace With Myspace Graphics

Bling Bling Your Myspace With Myspace Graphics

Anyone can sign up for MySpace, literally, anyone. Well, you do have to be a certain age limit, but essentially you need to be old enough to know how to type and how to read and form a coherent thought. And this is why MySpace has exploded into a fifty million user database of people that are looking to network with you. The excellent thing about MySpace is that it really is what it says it is, it is MySpace to each and every person that signs up. If you take a minute to look around at other peoples pages, you will see a wealth of MySpace Graphics, pages, and layouts that each uniquely identify their authors as individuals. And you can do it too.The industry of MySpace graphics has become so huge, that there is literally an infinite amount of graphics at your fingertips. Type in what you want, and you can find it. The best thing about these graphics is that almost always they are free. Free you say? Yes, you can not only get a MySpace account for free, but you can add your own unique signatures and MySpace graphics at no cost.The first way most people personalize their MySpace is through a customized layout, any of which you can find anywhere on the web. This layout will speak to the world about who you are and what you want out of life. You can then add a series of MySpace graphics and pictures that will add those little personal details that reveal the things about you that you want people to know.Graphic headers and glitter texts are igniting MySpace graphics with a firestorm. On most sites, you just need to enter the text that you want in glitter format, punch in a few buttons, and BAM. Youve got yourself some glitter! Adding a little bling like this to your MySpace graphics only takes a few minutes. And you certainly do NOT need to be a computer whiz to do it. Having trouble? Most sites will even offer you free step-by-step user friendly tutorials to incorporate the glitter into your MySpace. How easy is THAT?When you are editing your profile on MySpace, you simply need to copy and paste the codes you get from the sites you have chosen to get customized MySpace graphics come. This is very easy as these sites will develop the code for you, and you just have to paste it where you want it on your MySpace profile. Use those Preview buttons and away you go.

Purchasing A Magellan Gps

The Global Positioning System or GPS has taken the world by storm. What was once a proprietary item used only by the government, is now in demand by retail consumers worldwide. Those who have become used to GPS rely upon its accurate directional services; and the word continues to spread. A Magellan GPS is one of the more popular brands of GPS.GPS utilizes the governments network of 24 satellites that consistently circle the earth, providing timely and accurate logistical information. It was designed in the late 1970s by the United States Department of Defense to be used as a reliable navigational tool for the military. But today, GPS has become mainstream, finding its way to consumers through a variety of convenient systems. GPS receivers are hand-held units that literally fit into the palm of your hand. This portable system has the ability to connect to the Global Positioning Satellites which, through a series of calculations based on longitude and latitude can instantly and accurately pinpoint the users location. The screen of the GPS receiver illustrates a map of the area, including roads, terrain, and landmarks, and places the users location relative to these points of reference. Travelers and outdoor enthusiasts who take to the mountains every weekend have found the GPS receivers to be invaluable in providing accurate navigation and ensuring safety. "Magellan GPS" , a brand of GPS receivers, is one of the more popular systems on the market today. While some users prefer to use the Magellan GPS as a hand-held device, others use it as a permanent navigational device that is mounted in their vehicles. In this role, the Magellan GPS uses a destination address supplied by the driver to efficiently navigate the driving route. Further, if your vehicle becomes the victim of theft, it can be effectively tracked by the signals sent by the Magellan GPS.In other cases, parents use the Magellan GPS as a tracking device to monitor their teenage drivers. The system will ensure that fledgling drivers are not left disoriented in unfamiliar territory and can alert parents to any suspicious activity.The Magellan GPS, because of its increasing popularity, can be purchased in most retail outlets. Prices vary depending on number of features offered in each system. There is also comprehensive information provided online detailing the different Magellan GPS systems, including features, price, and user experiences. Take the time to research any GPS before you purchase to ensure that it meets your needs with regard to the manner in which you will use the system, frequency of use, and budgetary guidelines.

The History Of Midi Electronic Home Studio Recording

For electronic musicians, 1982 was the Year Zero that was the year that MIDI first came on the market. It was designed as freeware it was not patented, and was intended as a universal standard usable by any brand, so that MIDI could be used in a studio incorporating components or devices from many different manufacturers. The first of these was called MIDI 1.0, of course. Soon after that, musical instruments with MIDI jacks started appearing.One of the early problems was that the MIDI messages that instructed the different instruments which sounds to play identified these sounds only by number (play patch #16), and patch #16 might refer to different sounds on instruments made by different manufacturers. Since a MIDI studio is composed of different electronic instruments strung together in a line over cables, if the instruments and devices were made by different manufacturers, a musician might have gotten a drum sound when he intended a flute sound. What the electro-universe needed was a patch-mapping standard a standardized correlation between patch numbers and the sounds that these numbers represented.Keep in mind also the problem that the musician would have when recording a song. Unlike WAVE files, a MIDI file does not record the actual music itself it records only the electronic MIDI commands that are delivered to each instrument, like Play Parch #16, Adjust Volume to [X] Level, and so on.. So even if he used all of the same brand equipment to produce his masterpiece, if he tried to play it back on another brand of equipment the sound would be different, because the command play patch #17 would play a different sound on one brand of equipment than another. So if he took his composition and played it on somebody elses MIDI sound module, his beautiful piano solo might become a harpsichord solo. Bummer, dude. In order to correct the problem he would have to go back into his recorded MIDI file and change the commands to harmonize them with the other sound modules patch mapping (unless he miraculously discovered that the harpsichord solo sounded better anyway!).In response to this problem, the General MIDI (GM) patch bank was created, standardizing the correlation between Program Change numbers and sounds for 128 MIDI patches (instruments). Because of this, there are only minor variations in the sounds created on different sound banks for these 128 patches.

Summary

Whats with Dell? Great buys at big bargains. Theres no time to waste if you got an eye on computers with a coupons code. Get those codes and save as much as $350 for a desktop unit. That is whats with Dell, and more.The coupon businessDell is taking online shopping another notch higher. They are offering discount coupons for those much coveted items - computers. So fellahs, dont leave the wise buying to women, flex those muscles and go online for those Dell coupon...