Data recovery services are
expensive and should be a last resort when your hard drive crashes
(YOU DO HAVE CURRENT BACKUPS THAT WORK DON'T YOU?) If you are really
stuck and have to retrieve critical data check out
http://www.drivesavers.com , or
http://www.actionfront.com Get your wallet out and be prepared
to pay dearly.
Make sure all the links in
your site that are going to other sites which are out of your
control open up in a "new browser window." This way people that
visit your suggested links have to come back through your site.
Recurring billing services
can save you an enormous amount of time when you have customers that
are billed monthly for the same amount. I use
http://www.netbilling.com for this site, but
integrated shopping system will have that capability within a couple
When working on your
website and checking the results of your labor by looking at your
site on the Internet, don't forget to "refresh" your browser window.
When I first started, I couldn't understand why changes I made to
the site apparently weren't showing up on the net. It was because
the browser had saved the previous version of the page. Refreshing
solves the problem.
When sending out ezines/enewsletters
be careful what you put in your subject line and in the body of the
email. If you use
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ as a divider bar or multiple dollar signs or
the phrase FREE, FREE, FREE or something like that, email filters
may delete your newsletter automatically because it looks like SPAM.
I write the word Buttcamp as one word so that I don't isolate the
word "butt" which could be filtered as sexual content. In many cases
I don't use that name at all. I don't mind being on the edge by
having the name, but I have to be sensible about when to use it and
when NOT to use it.
Watch your translations if
you are doing business in any foreign language Here's a funny
article about it
Don't fall for the latest
sick web scam. Two British guys and who knows who else have been
trying to capitalize on 9/11 by selling bogus domain names with the
ending .usa This doesn't exist so report any emails you get to the
FTC or FBI.
Research.net reports that
72% of the Chief Executive officers they polled prefer to find out
about new products on line