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Team Treehouse Review: Learn Essential IT Skills Today

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If you or your team want to learn coding or programming, Team Treehouse is the website for you. Does monthly based pricing, no contracts, an online community, mobile access and more sound good to you? All of that and more is offered by Treehouse. Read our review for pros, cons, key features, pricing and more to see if this website can teach you a thing or two…

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A Complete Guide to URL Escape Characters

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In order to prevent the misinterpretation of special characters such as a space, bracket (< and >), or % in the URL (which stands for Uniform Resource Locator – it is the address you see in your browser’s address bar indicating the location of the website you are visiting), browsers parse certain special characters using escape characters. This explains why when you click on a link such as: domain.com/page one.htm you see it parsed in the address bar as example.com/page%20one.htm. In this case the %20 is the escape character for the space…

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Amazon Business Review and Benefits (And Why You Need It ASAP)

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Are you looking for easy, affordable, and streamlined ordering for all of your business products? Online retail giant Amazon.com offers businesses of all sizes a simple solution for all kinds of purchasing needs. Amazon Business provides benefits and discounts unique for business account holders. Whether you’re a sole proprietor or a large corporation, you can enjoy easy purchasing solutions as an Amazon Business account holder…

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Interview with Oleg Shchegolev, CEO and Co-Founder of SEMrush

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When it comes to having a business, you need a website. And when it comes to having a website, you need to develop strong SEO strategies to ensure you can be being found on the internet by your current and future customers. This is especially crucial on the ever-growing and changing world wide web. That’s where SEMrush comes into play. Founded by Oleg Shchegolev and Dmitri Melnikov, SEMrush aims to help businesses of all sizes to better understand their analytics and tactical ways to improve their search performance. Learn about the creation of SEMrush and some personal anecdotes from one of the founders and current CEO, Oleg Shchegolev, in our latest People Who Rock the Web interview…

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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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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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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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