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The link to your home page is the most important link on your page

That’s right the most important link on your website is the link to your home page. For clarity it should be called home, nothing else. For visitors that have not visited your site before you have to make it clear as possible how to get to pages. If the link to the home page is always visible no matter where they are they can always get back to where they started. If you are struggling to understand something this is a tremendous psychological boost.
If people are comfortable with your website they may revisit it or buy your products. Most people will not buy or revisit a website if they have trouble navigating the pages.

If you want people to do something for you then you have to something for them.

It is just that simple, you want people to visit your website so you have to give them a reason. The absolute and easiest way to do this is provide helpful articles they will want to read. You have experience in your business now is the time to share it. Just like anything else once you get started writing articles it becomes part of your daily routine.
Forget about all of the SEO junk and stupid keyword schemes, these are things that you are doing for yourself. They will not bring visitors to your website and some of these linking schemes can harm you.

Why You Need A Web Site

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Having a web site:

  • Expands your market from your own local area to the world
  • Puts samples in front of your client instantly
  • Is one-third the price of print advertising
  • Provides easy access to your contact information by customers

Moving your computer

If you need to move your computer make sure it will start back up by doing these steps in this order. This will your protect power supply and other parts of your computer. First turn it off using the start and turn off from the start menu. Then after you are certain everything is off, disconnect the power cord from the back of your computer. After you have removed the power cord from the back push the power button on front of you computer, if your power button has a light you may see it flicker for a second. This will remove any residual electricity from your power supply. After this you may resume remove all other components and relaxing knowing your computer will start back after you moved it.

How to Download and install Drupal

These steps are on typical LAMP hosting set up

1. Create MySQL database using cPanel
Create user and add to database with all privileges and save this information using notepad so you can use copy and paste to copy passwords. Here are some tutorials on the creation of databases.

2. Download and unzip Drupal using 7-zip http://drupal.org/download
Decompress Drupal directories first step will create folder you can then decompress inner folder
Set up Filezilla to upload to your new website. Click new site and add a name for your new site. Get port and protocol settings from your web host. Set logon type to normal. Add user name and password

3. Upload Drupal to your the public_html folder on your web site using Filezilla -> Read more

My trusty Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows XP

This article is being typed up on my trusty Toshiba Satellite laptop bought way back when Windows XP was the newest thing. It has been one of the best computers I have had and it still works great after all of these years. I can't begin to think of how many road trips it has been on. Now days it is frequently on the kitchen table I use it like most people read the morning paper only I work, currently I am writing this blog, but I have worked on all my sites and it has all my necessary programs installed. It does things better than some desktop computers. It has been a great computer and I will really miss it Microsoft abandons support for Windows XP in April. -> Read more



  • 6:24 PM 26 February 2015
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