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The World Wide Web is full of gadgets, apps, software and more, making it hard to keep up with it all! Luckily, we are on top of digital news and have the low-down on everything in the technical world without the techy jargon. Start with overviews on web development, mobile, and SEO to get familiar with or refresh yourself on the tech basics. Check out our Troubleshooting section to get to the bottom of the problem that is bugging you. Then dive deeper into subjects like learning the Best Hosting Companies and Best Online Backup services or which Activity Tracker to use. And, that’s just the start. We’ve got everything from 101 articles, to in-depth reviews and comparison tables on all things web.

Best Ecommerce Platform: Volusion vs Shopify vs BigCommerce vs PrestaShop vs 3dcart vs Godaddy & More!

Best Ecommerce Platform

Ready to dive into your online store, but lost in the sea of ecommerce platforms available? Selling online has never been easier, but with endless options, it’s hard to know which one will best grow your business on the web. You want a platform that’s easy to set up and operate, a seamless shopping experience for your customers and, of course, a platform that’s financially safe and secure for everyone involved…

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14 Best WooCommerce Plugins to Enhance Your WordPress Store

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Do you run a WooCommerce retail website on WordPress but need more advanced functions than the basic WooCommerce plugin gives you? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. WooCommerce is, hands down, the most popular e-commerce plugin for WordPress sites. And there are thousands of free and premium extensions available to enhance its basic functions. Here we give you our reviews of the best premium WooCommerce plugins to help you boost your online store’s efficiency, functionality — and, ultimately, your profitability…

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5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying a Domain Name

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Buying a new domain name might seem like the quickest and easiest part of launching your business online. But that’s where it can get dangerous – because your domain name is like your street address; actually more than that – it’s the deed to the property. If you lose control of it, you lose control of your entire online business, which can be a disaster. So don’t skip on the domain name step. Okay, then how to register a domain name you ask? I’ll take you through all the steps involved in securing your domain name, from finding if it’s available, researching the best alternatives if it’s not, buying it from a reliable vendor, and managing it down the road. I’ll help you avoid nightmare scenarios where you lose control of your domain name, or even worse, a competitors snaps it up, and your sales go to zero overnight. With a little preparation, it’s easy to avoid these pitfalls. I’m also prepared to answer any questions you have along the way…

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Why SEO?

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Search Engine Marketing (SEM) encompasses all strategies that involve promoting a Web site in the search engine rankings. The higher your website is in the rankings, the more visitors you will receive, and the more sales you’ll make. SEM includes search engine optimization (SEO), which involves optimizing the code and layout of your website to cater to search engines. In other words, if search engines understand your website, they will be more likely to index its pages. Your pages must be “indexed” by search engines before they can appear in search engine results pages (SERPs)…

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How To Delete Or Cancel Hung Print Jobs In Windows

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It’s easy enough to cancel a print job in the queue – you simply right-click it and select “cancel,” after which the print job status commences to display “deleting…” After which you normally expect the print job to cancel and disappear so you can resume printing, correct? Unfortunately, often the print job will hang and prevent you from continuing to print anew from that same printer. We’re going to show you how to forcefully delete these pesky print jobs…

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List of Outgoing SMTP E-Mail Servers

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Your outgoing mail server is used to send emails from your computer. Depending on where your email account is hosted, you may or may not be able to use your email provider’s outgoing mail server. Email addresses based on public email services such as Hotmail, Google, Yahoo, etc. will use their own outgoing mail servers. If your email is hosted on your own website, you may want to use your hosting provider’s mail server. We provide you with a list of outgoing SMTP servers for common providers…

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How to Fix “503 valid RCPT Command Must Precede DATA” Error

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We recently got this error when trying to send an email in Outlook. The culprit? Apparently this occurs when a server is expecting to receive mail before sending. This is usually results from server authentication priorities (for example, you attempt to send mail before your “spam filter” has finished its receiving process.) Here are several ways to resolve this error…

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Best WordPress Plugins: Take Your Site to New Heights

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Do you run a WordPress website and want to give it more juice? One of the best things about using WordPress is the access you have to some amazing plugins that can turn your basic site into a polished, fully functional tool for any type of blog or business. But you’ve got to be careful – some plugins will either slow down, or worse, break your site. And having too many plugins installed will put a strain on your server and increase your hosting bill, so choose wisely. We’ve curated our top picks gathered over years of developing and running Wordpress websites…

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AppSumo Review: Do They Offer the Best Digital Deals?

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Attention all web geeks! Are you always looking for deals on digital tools? After all, there are so many of them on the market that can do amazing things for your website. Have you heard of AppSumo but not sure what they’re all about? So, what is AppSumo? AppSumo is a niche online retailer that delivers mega-discounted prices on software geared toward developers, programmers, web and graphic designers and more. Or, in the words of the former Facebook, Mint, and Google employees who launched AppSumo, they “promote great products to help you kick ass at work…”

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Is Your Wireless Connection Dropping?

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Is your wireless connection dropping unexpectedly? For example, while you’re away from the computer, or if the screensaver kicks in, or if you don’t use the internet for a while? The most common causes for a wireless connection drop are your wireless router and network card. We’re going to teach you some troubleshooting tips, in order of helpfulness, that should get your wireless connection back up and running because we all know how annoying it can be if your internet keeps dropping…

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Best SEO Tools: SpyFu vs Semrush vs Moz vs Raven vs Majestic vs Ahrefs & More!

Best SEO Tools

This comparison looks at the leading SEO software options and distinguishes what sets them apart from one another. You’ll notice that most of these solutions have free trials, but after that, there is a monthly fee involved. While there are free SEO tools out there, any experienced online marketer will know that to find a quality solution, you are going to have to pay for it…

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