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When you need to get a contact phone number for a company, sometimes it takes a while to get to the right page. Bing will give you the number right on the search results page. No need to even visit the website.


If you want a web page preview without visiting the website, Bing shows you the information; scroll over the desired search result, and a preview box will appear. The text will briefly describe the web page and show what other links appear on the page.

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Google offers Advanced News Search, which allows visitors to scour headlines by date, location, exact phrases, or publication. People can use it to retrieve articles from more than 4,500 news outlets publishing on the Web.
Check out Google’s official guidelines for quality listings. They offer a re-inclusion request option to allow your business to appeal if a listing is removed.

In other Google-related news that online businesses and businesses with websites might be interested in, they introduced a new Sitemap Generator. Google plans to include website load time as one of the Ranking factors in an algorithm in 2010. This is not a done deal, but checking your load speed could be a good idea.


Google offers a facility to translate a page for you in English auto-martially. This feature is beneficial if your search has non-English results. Currently, Google supports Italian, French, Spanish, German, and Portuguese. Try out the Google AdWords Keyword Tool for the best information on your site, or check your competitors for people who use Google AdWords.

False and Misleading Advertising What’s Truthful? The FTC has attempted to address this question by establishing the following standards: The intention to deceive is not what matters. What matters is the perception of the public. The test of whether or not an ad is misleading will be based on the effect on the average or unsophisticated person. Your advertising may also be deemed deceptive through omission or misleading implications: the bottom line is just the facts.


If you want something different, remember Windows has a great choice. Don’t unload any free ones from anywhere; they could have bugs and are almost impossible to delete.

For Windows screen savers, right-click on a blank area of the desktop. Click “properties” and “screen savers”. Click the arrow to the right of “screen savers” just below the monitor. Pick the one you want.


A teacher was getting to know the kids in her class by asking them what their father did for a living. The first kid she asked said: ” My name is John, and my dad is a truck driver.” The next child she asked said: “My name is Bill, and my dad is a striptease dancer.” The teacher quickly changed the subject.

Later, the teacher approached Bill privately and asked him if it was true that his father was a striptease dancer and danced in the nude. Bill blushed and said: “No, he is Information Director at Microsoft, but I am too embarrassed to tell anyone.”


Security company McAfee prepared its predictions for hacker threats in 2010. It forecasts a troubling year for Adobe software, which McAfee believes will be heavily targeted in 2010. Nearly every PC and Mac seems to have a copy of Adobe Reader, a necessary tool for reading portable document format files.

The prediction is not particularly surprising. Adobe itself admitted in early 2009 that attacks on its applications have climbed steadily in recent years. Still, it’s not just Adobe and its many users that must be wary in 2010. Also steadily rising in popularity are social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace.

The tip on unplugging your computer from the wall outlet during a thunderstorm was sound advice. And we’re coming to the season when thunderstorms become more frequent. But let’s take that advice one small step further. Take the time also to unplug your modem from the telephone line! Surges can also pass through the telephone lines, and even a small wave of static electricity can fry the delicate circuitry in your modem.

Any hacker can see your Clipboard. You should not copy passwords, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information for your protection. To prevent this, go to Internet Explorer: Click Tools, Internet Options, Security tab, Internet section. Go to the Security level box, and click the Custom Level button. Scroll down to Scripting, and find the entry “Allow Programmatic clipboard access” or “Allow paste operations via script.”
Click Disable or Prompt. Click OK.

Protecting your computer against malicious software is an ongoing activity. All computer systems must be regularly patched, have up-to-date anti-virus software, and install a personal firewall. Within the last several months, the FBI has seen a significant increase in fraud involving exploiting valid online banking credentials belonging to small and medium businesses, municipal governments, and school districts.

In a typical scenario, the targeted entity receives a phishing” email, which either contains an infected attachment or directs the recipient to an infected website. Once the recipient opens the extension or visits the website, malware is installed on their computer. The malware contains a key logger, which will harvest the recipient’s business or corporate bank account login information. Shortly after, the perpetrator creates another user account with the stolen login information or transfers directly by masquerading as the legitimate user.

You can make a difference and help protect your systems at home and the office by taking these basic steps: Change your security passwords regularly, have a firewall in place on your computer, get the latest anti-virus software, and install current security patches for your computer’s operating system.

Also, take the time to visit the FBI’s cyber web page to learn more about how our cyber action teams, computer crimes task forces, Innocent Images program, and Internet Crime Complaint Centre are playing vital roles in protecting cyberspace. Can you avoid getting caught by a scam artist working the Web? Not always. But prudence pays.

The FTC offers these tips to help you avoid getting caught by an offer that may not click: Read the fine print and all relevant links. Fraudulent promoters sometimes bury the disclosures they’re not anxious to share by putting them in teeny-tiny type or where you’re unlikely to see them.

Look for a privacy policy. Consider taking your business elsewhere if you don’t see one – or if you can’t understand it. Be skeptical of any company that doesn’t clearly state its name, street address, and telephone number.

The FTC has publicly Announced Its Newly Developed Cross-Border Fraud Guidelines. The FTC has joined with Hundreds of International Law Enforcement agencies worldwide to form a combined force and aggressively combat what they see as the growing problem of Cross-Border Fraud.

This combined force has vowed to enforce the FTC”s Rules and Regulations worldwide. They have cracked down on Internet marketers and actively going after those that don’t rigidly adhere to all their rules about disclosures, disclaimers, terms of use, privacy, and other legal documentation! They filed 45 criminal and civil law enforcement actions against Internet Marketers in a single day.

Government agencies do not send unsolicited e-mails of this nature. The FBI, Department of Justice, and other United States government executives are briefed on numerous investigations but do not personally contact consumers regarding such matters. In addition, United States government agencies use the legal process to get individuals. These agencies do not send threatening letters/e-mails to consumers demanding payments for Internet crimes.

Fake eCards. You get a message with a link to an online greeting card, but you end up with a virus on your PC when you click it. A couple of simple rules here. Delete any messages from someone you don’t know or who doesn’t address you by name. If they come from someone you know, email them to check that they sent it before clicking the link.

Holiday rentals. 2009 has seen a surge in ads offering bogus vacation rentals. You pay a deposit or even in full to get a key, and that’s the last you hear of them.

Scammers are experts at creating phony look-alike sites where you land after mistyping an address or clicking on a link supplied in the email or ad. Always type in the URL, and don’t just click on the link.


You can get products to sell via eBay or/and your website by using the services of a drop shipper. A reliable drop shipper will not ask you for a fee. They will allow you to copy pictures of the products they sell. Prices are about half what you would pay for retail. If you have a website, they will enable you to move any listing on their site to yours. You set your price on the product/s you transfer. When an order arrives, they will ship it for you under your shipping label and not include any of their material.

A good way to promote is to join as an affiliate and transfer a couple of specials onto your site, with a link back to your affiliate page. The cost of setting up a website is minimum. Check out my website archive for drop ship firms. Disclaimer: The Author of this article is not responsible for accuracy or completeness, nor shall he be held liable for any damage or loss arising out of or in any way related to the information or utilization of it.

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