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A Simple Misunderstanding

A Simple Misunderstanding
In yesterday's article on whether or not accepting VISA was a good idea for smaller, "start up" pay sites, and if so, what the best ways to go about it were, I mentioned the message board thread that started the whole debate here at XBiz anew. Some of the posts on that thread, as well as comments I ... More »

To Accept Visa or Not. . .

To Accept Visa or Not. . .
It is a question that surfaced late last year, but not one that has completely gone away. With the fairly recent changes in the way that VISA deals with domestic 3d party processors (IPSPs), and “high risk” merchants (such as those who run adult Websites) – including the imposition of a $750 a... More »

When Your PC Backup is Not Enough

When Your PC Backup is Not Enough
If you are dependant on your PC for running a business venture on the Internet then it is vital that the loss of your PC does not damage or cause the downfall of your business. In other words you must make sure that you regularly backup the data on your PC. Now this should not be news to you, but he... More »

Boost Your Conversion Rate In Three Steps

Boost Your Conversion Rate In Three Steps
When I critique, edit or rewrite sales copy, I discover that many clients commit common errors. Granted, not all of them are writers. But most of them fail to drive customer actions not because they lack writing skills but because they fail to look at their copy from their readers' perspective. A... More »

Optimizing for Inktomi

Optimizing for Inktomi
Promoting your sites in the engines doesn't have to require refinancing your home. Your first targeted engine should be the free SERP's of Google. Followed by the huge traffic machine INKTOMI at www.inktomi.com. This engine is not the money burning Pay Per Click variety, it is in fact Pay Per Inclus... More »

How Many is Enough?

How Many is Enough?
Another day begins with my usual routine: coffee, CNN, mail, checking in at XBiz, and then seeing what my friends (and enemies) are all up to today. As I move on to stirring the cauldron of creativity, melting down the remnants of sites past, present (and in some cases, ‘future‘) – all in a li... More »

What Is Child Pornography?

What Is Child Pornography?
Recently, a webmaster wrote Adult Sites Against Child Pornography (ASACP) asking for advice and a review of his sites. He was upset that he had to pull content because other Webmasters claimed it contained child pornography. (If someone outside the industry is reading this, please note that the v... More »

Client Retention Tactics – Part 2

Client Retention Tactics – Part 2
In Part 1 of this article series, we explored the true meaning of retention and how it can make or break us in such a tough economy. I went through real-life examples of how two businesses have successfully turned around and managed to convert their satisfied clients into loyal ones. After all, that... More »

How to process International Traffic

How to process International Traffic
By taking a closer look at the credit card penetration of the European countries, it becomes obvious that American Sponsors and Webmasters have to alter their billing methods. Within the U.S. we have a credit card penetration of 98%, but most of the European countries haven't even crossed the 30% ma... More »

InterNext: How Was It For You?

InterNext: How Was It For You?
Attending InterNext for the big boys is just another walk in the park, but what about the smaller players and individual webmasters attending? For those of you who can remember exactly where you were and what you were doing on the nights of January the 6th, 7th and 8th, congratulations, you're al... More »

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