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How to Validate an E-mail Address

Posted on March 5th, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in Tech


Email Ghosts

Email providers are celebrated for offering an easy, accessible, and free service, but their maximal accessibility often translates to a minimal amount of security. Unfortunately, this issue comes into play when people become faced with the question of whether or not an email address they have received is valid or not. Invalid or invented email addresses have become a communication bane for online business people, networks, and other social groups that have to rely on email to communicate with prospective clients. Additionally, users frequently find themselves wondering whether or not a mysterious email they received is legitimate or not. Illegitimate emails often act as a dangerous gateway for viruses, spyware, and phishing tools.


What Is Website Defacement?

Posted on March 5th, 2013 by Lily Grozeva in Tech

Website defacement

Since the majority of the world is living and doing business online, vandals have been forced to evolve within the digital revolution. Instead of defacing physical property, hackers are now capable of defacing the websites of businesses and other organizations. By educating yourself on what is website defacement and what measures can be taken to prevent it, you could save your operation a great deal of embarrassment and stress.


Why Monitoring Your Website Matters

Posted on February 27th, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in Tech

PulseWhether your website functions as a major part of your business model, a marketing tool, or an information portal, you want to ensure it functions as well as possible.

Many website owners mistakenly believe that monitoring consists of determining how many visitors they receive on their websites, the number of social media followers they acquire, their keywords’ rankings and other similar metrics.


The 10 Most Popular Blocked Websites in China

Posted on February 25th, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in

Access deniedUsers in mainland China have had their Internet censored by the government for several years now, with more than 2600 websites being blocked at one time or another.

The reasons are as varied as the websites themselves and China doesn't just block Internet websites. They monitor the Internet usage of their citizens. There are a number of people in jail - mostly journalists - on charges ranging from signing petitions to speaking out against the Chinese government.


Why Is My Website Slow?

Posted on February 21st, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in Tech

Slow loadingWebsite speed is important! Having a website that loads and responds quickly for visitors is a good thing as a slow, unresponsive website can frustrate visitors, causing them to leave the page before it even loads, and avoid visiting in the future.
Also, it's important to keep in mind that not everyone has very fast Internet speed. While you can't affect the speed of individual visitors' Internet services, it is important to optimize your website speed and web pages as much as possible, without sacrificing the quality of the website, of course. Another factor to keep in mind is that a fast-loading website may also do better in Google search engine rankings, which can influence your website's traffic.

The first step in increasing the speed of your website may be to check how fast it is currently. You can do so using the free WebsitePulse tools to get an accurate measurement of its current speed and an idea of how much you want to improve. Ideally, your website should load in no more than three seconds.