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Migrating Joomla from 1.0xx to 1.5xx with SimpleScripts or Fantastico

I prefer to use SimpleScripts to handle one-click installation of the web's most popular applications. SimpleScripts seems to be more flexible than Fantastico and what is more important, is updated more frequently than Fantastico. My goal was to migrate my Joomla site from 1.0xx to 1.5xx, keeping SimpleScripts capability of upgrading 1.5xx installation for future releases.

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Are you ready to compete? Enjoy free information about your competitors

Being an internet marketer, you probably can make a good use of information about your competitors. There are some “free” resources that you may consider while gathering this information. One of them is Compete.com. Let’s look what they are offering for free.

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BlogRush is shutting down

Some time ago I wrote a short post about BlogRush integration into Joomla powered site. While updating my site content after 1.5xx migration, I visited BlogRush site to get code that I planned to integrate and realized that BlogRush is Shutting Down.

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Repository list in Internet Tablet-using Linux Advanced Package Tool features with Nokia 770-800

If you are tired of adding new repository's one by one in application manager of Nokia 770/800 or are not sure what repository you can use, follow these instructions for replacing repository list. You can benefit from the fact that Internet Tablet is using version of Linux, based on Debian Linux and Advanced Package Tool (APT) is available for you.

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Tips and steps in PPC success, AdWords Quality Score Q&A
Adwords quality score is perhaps, the mostly misunderstood and underestimated topic.  Despite using Adwords for some time, there is obviously so much to learn and to take into consideration while preparing and managing Google Adwords PPC campaigns.
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Using BlogRush blog syndication network together with Joomla powered site

John Reese announced new blog syndication network and published instructions for installation of BlogRush widget on popular blogging platforms: Wordpress, MovableType, TypePad Blogger (Blogspot.com) and some other blogs. What about Joomla?

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Matching font size and type to increase Google AdSense click through rate

It is not surprising that good blending of Google AdSense ads can increase click through rate and improve revenue. How about font size and font style? What kinds of font types are used in Google AdSense ads? Is it possible to match Google AdSense font?

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Latest CSS file for Deal-Times Joomla template

I’m always tuning my template for Joomla. Most tweaks are related to Joomla template CSS file. Reality is – it is hard to adjust all Joomla CSS classes at the beginning.

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First in Google-it is easy-first example from 'SEO by example'

As I promised earlier, I would like to show you some examples of the pages that are getting first (or at least close to the first) position on Google. I’ll also make some comments, to explain these examples. Think twice before hiring SEO expert. You can do SEO work by yourself and spend money on something different.

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3 major hidden features of good hosting

There are a lot of hosting companies offering affordable web site hosting in the price range from $5 to $9 a month. From the first point of view their propositions look very similar and include tremendous amount of web space, terrific bandwidth and big list of free scripts. The questions that you should ask yourself before considering any of these offers is what is hidden and how you can find out the real difference.

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Use FastCGI for PHP and make you website run faster

Last time when I logged into Control Panel of my account at Hostmonster, I realized that there is one menu section that I never entered before. Name of this section is FastCGI Acceleration.

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xx Ways To Increase Your Productivity

I collected some tips on the subject of productivity and made a short list to show what is more or less likely to work. Some of the tips have been posted on various places, so I make no claim that they are all my own. Here they are:

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AuctionAds-let eBay work for your Joomla site.

Some time ago, while browsing John Reese’s blog, I found his interview with Jeremy Shoemaker about various ways to make money (other then adSense specifically). One part of this interview was dedicated to the Jeremy’s new project- AuctionAds .

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My template for Joomla

When I joined the Joomla community I was very impressed by Joomla flexibility and functionality. The core element of this functionality is the template system. You can think about the template as a container with a determined look and feel.

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Open SEF - do you use proper links for Joomla?

Open SEF is a great component. It adds essential functionality to Joomla and replaces strange looking url’s with human readable and search engine friendly url’s. Even more. Url’s could be configured to reflect logic structure of your site. It works excellently. Notwithstanding, I started to notice strange behavior from my menu, category appearance and problems with some modules.

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Create FAVICON icon for your Joomla site.

Favicon is a shortcut for favorite’s icon. It is a small graphical file, associated with particular web page or website. My favorite FIREFOX browser displays this icon in front of address bar.And most of modern web browsers would place this icon in front of bookmark. This small logo will make easy recognizable bookmark of your site and will help to memorize your link in favorites folder.

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Configuring SCRIPT plugin for JCE editor.

you want to integrate banner, AdSence or other scripted code into your pages? Download JCE editor, Bot and Script plugin. Install them and enjoy new options. Seems to be easy. But for somebody it is confusing.

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PDF files on my Internet Tablet-Nokia770/800 and other mobile devices

There are 2 major PDF-Readers for Nokia 770/800. One that comes with OS and the other one - EVINCE. I was exited with quality and resolution of Nokia 770 display and felt that it would be easy to read PDF files. Unfortunately both PDF readers are not doing their job right. At least for mobile devices.

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UNLIMITED FTP-one more free feature of affordable hosting from HostMonster
Last time I logged in into my HostMonster control panel I realized that there is one more nice feature I was not paying attention to-UNLIMITED FTP.
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In search of the Holy Grail. True 2-3 columns CSS layout that works

Over the last few years a lot of noise surrounded the topic of semantically correct CSS layout. I decided to test this approach in my new site. Well... It was not so easy.

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Logo design software and free fonts downloads

Majority of web designers are facing necessity to develop logo for their sites. For many of them this is just small part of the work. If you don't want to outsource logo design job and don't consider yourself to be an experienced graphic designer, my approach can help.

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Cheap mp3/mp4 players, Chinese prices, European quality, inexpensive flash mp3/mp4 players

While making research on mp3/mp4 players, I found a source of inexpensive flash mp3/mp4 players that are made in China. They are offered in huge amount of styles from reputable seller at Factory Direct Price, together with 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

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OpenSEF-how to keep the same module appearance in Joomla while linking from different content

This title looks strange, though it points to one big Joomla problem. If you want to display different modules within different sections of your site, you can be in trouble.

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Avoid fake MP3, MP4 players sold on eBay - “cry of my soul”

Flash MP3 players are in the list of my favorite gadgets. If you like to listen to audioboooks while commuting to work, you’ll understand me. One of the famous sources for them is eBay. Thousands of listings, different stiles and colors, various features and affordable prices! Really, what else you can expect?

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Configuring Front page view of your Joomla site

Front page is the face of most Joomla sites. And it is not surprising that you would like to configure layout of this face. It is very simple task and Joomla offers some flexibility to do this. However, each time I want to reconfigure amount of columns or quantity of content articles that I want to display, I’m spending some time trying to figure out how to do this.

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Insert AuctionAds into Joomla content

Insertion of AuctionAds or Google AdSense into your content is really simple. There are some Bots that are designed to help you to do this, but I feel that they are not required. Just follow these steps and you will get your AuctionAds displayed wherever you want within content of your Joomla site.

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Want to make more money-follow the money path.

A lot of us are using AdSense as monetizing model to convert traffic from content site to into money. It is an easy way. Although, we know that the easy way is not necessarily the best one.

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Two business models for Amazon affiliates.

Amazon.com is offering strong affiliate options for their associates. If you own a website, you can add direct links to Amazon products that would complement your thematic. You can build your own “aStore” with a huge selection of products and links, or wrap this “aStore” into your web site. And you can build your own store, based on the Amazon product feed.

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Increase you Google AdSense revenue, update

Some time ago I promised to publish results of my experiment. So, can you increase your Google AdSense revenue by using Competitive Ad Filter?

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Increase you Google Adsense revenue

Most of us are using Google Adsense contextual network to generate some revenue from our websites. As for Google's explanation “Google AdSense is a fast and easy way for website publishers of all sizes to display relevant Google ads on their website's content pages and earn money”.

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Upgrading your Joomla site.

Upgrading your Joomla site to a newer version is something that you should consider dew to some bug fixes, security updates and compatibility issues with some external components. It could be painless if your previous version of Joomla was installed through Fantastico script.

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