Malware – Install It With the Click of a Mouse

Sue is a teacher and her class is making a short video which is a send-up of a scene in a popular movie. Sue has the original movie on DVD and wants to use a piece of the audio from the movie in the video. ( Let’s set aside any copyright infringement in Sue’s actions for a moment). Sue searches for some software that will rip the audio and finds what she wants. Sue starts the installation and when the process asks her if she’d like to install a mywebserach toolbar, she ticks the box. because it seems like something

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Reviews – The Backbone of Searching for Businesses Online

We’ve been looking at social media and reviews quite a bit in recent articles. It is becoming much more important and if you don’t think about this you could find your business left behind. I recently found an excellent article by Trond Lyngbø that comprehensively discussed the link between social media, local search engine and public relations. I’ve pulled out some of the key information that is particularly relevant to people running small and medium sized businesses. “A major shift has taken place that alters the way you’re doing business online” Now that’s a powerful statement. What the author is referring

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Do I Really Need Google+ For My Business?

Last month we looked at the growing importance of online reviews to your business.  Now we’re going to take a look at one place where online reviews are becoming important – that’s in Google+. Do I Really Need Google+ for Business? Not everyone yet appreciates the significance of Google+, probably because so far it hasn’t gained the traction that Facebook and Twitter have as general social media sites. Like Facebook, Google supports both personal and business pages. While many businesses now have a Facebook page, not so many are bothering with a  Google+ Business Page.  It’s just one more thing

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