Third: Internet Idioms
In the third step we will learn how to deal with internet idioms. This step is one of the basics that we should learn. Here are the most popular idioms that are used frequently:
1) What's URL?
URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator which refers to an address of a web page (e.g. http://www.pennystockslive.com/)
2) What's Domain?
The domain name is used in URLs to identify particular web pages or sites located on the Internet. For example, pennystockslive.com is the domain name which represents the web site of Penny Stocks.
3) What's Site?
A site contains many web pages; one of them is the home page which has many guidelines to lead you to the other pages. It also has images, sound, videos or other digital assets that is hosted Web server.
4) What's Blog?
A blog is a website where you have the ability to post your thoughts, ideas, interact with people, and so much more. It is characterized by a kind of freedom, not like professional sites. It is made as a journal style allows your visitors to leave comments.
* Note: Creating a blog is much easier than creating a site.
5) What's forum?
It's a type of website where people can meet for open discussion. We can say that the forum is an Internet message board where users can post messages regarding one or more topics of discussion. A forum is also known as a newsgroup that allows groups to communicate online.
6) What's Directory?
It looks alike an encyclopedia that collects many sites helping you to promote your site all over the internet. This encyclopedia composed of names and addresses of websites. Some of them are free services, some aren't.
7) What's Title?
Each website must have a title which identifies the site. Title is given to each web page in the website. According to our example, the title is shown as "Penny Stock Investing" which describes the purpose of the website. As you can notice, the title always appears on top of the browser window.
* Note: Title is very important thing using to promote your site on the internet as it appears as the first line of the HTML source code of your web page.
8) What's Description?
Some people call it "The Body Text of Site". That means site description is the written text that is seen on the webpage which clarify the site more and more. So we can understand what the site is for and for whom from the title and description of the site.
How can we describe a site with no description? It's like a letter with no sender.
9) What's Category?
Category is a group of articles that have one general concept and is a part of the whole site. The site http://www.pennystockslive.com has three main categories which are "Penny Stocks", "Penny Stock Investing", and "Stock Investing".
10) What's Keyword?
Keywords are important words in the abstract, title, subject heading, or text of an entry in an electronic database which can be used as a search term. They are also known as Codes or Meta Tags which represents a word or two. This definition is really good; it has the entire details of the point of using keywords.
It's used to describe the site, links, and articles as well. Keywords are crucial in search engines or directories as they are used to categorize and search for specific web sites.
On your own, which is good to use "the most popular keywords" or "the unknown ones"? Think it over! Our guide here is:
In this site, we can write our general idea to know which keywords are good to use. For example, write "Penny Stocks". As you can see, there are many results appear to you, the latest results are the good ones as it shows the unknown keywords that not all sites have. So it's good to use the unknown keywords.
11) What's Link?
The link is showing on Google to lead you to a specific page that you are searching for. It's also a kind of relation between image and its text which describes what the image showing. Moreover, there is another use of links which is to make a connection between two articles in the same window.
What's link got to do with? Do you know that links are the magic tools that we can use to make our site known to many visitors!
* Note: Links are apparently different from the rest of the article you read. Some sites show them as blue text, some show them as red text.
12) What's Page Rank?
It's also called Link Reputation. It measures not only how many links point to a website, but also the "quality" of the sites providing the links. Google uses this method to determine a page's relevance or importance.
Clearly, page rank of a site reflects the number of visitors. That means we should improve our page rank to be on the right direction.
The question now is; how to know your page rank? That will be very easy if you install Google toolbar. Inside this toolbar there is an icon shows the page rank of any site you visit. Another way to check your page rank is:
13) What's BackLink?
Backlink is any link from another web page leads to your own. It's also called inward or inbound or incoming link. Some Search Engines such as Google use this as a measure to improve the rank of your own site.
14) What's HTML Theme/Template?
HTML templates are web pages, or portions of web pages, which can be reused many times to create numerous pages with similar content.
15) What's RSS?
RSS is an HTML format used to publish frequently updated content for blogs, stands for "Really Simple Syndication - RSS 2.0" or "Rich Site Summary - RSS 1.0 and RSS 0.90" or "RDF Site Summary - RSS 0.91" (e.g. http://www.pennystockslive.com/feed).
How to access RSS feed? One click on RSS icon will help you to subscribe to the latest contents from the sites you are interested in. Once you open your browser, RSS will be in action.
Why it's useful? It allows you to easily stay informed with the latest contents. Add, it saves you time as we don't need to visit each site individually which means all web sources you are interested in will be in one place.
16) What's Atom?
The Atom Syndication Format is an XML language used for web feeds by a simple HTTP-based protocol for creating and updating web resources.
17) What's SEO?
SEO is a form of online marketing, Search Engine Optimization. This process is used to increase the amount of visitors to your web site. It's the last and the important step of building a site as we depend on it to make a successful website which may make you much money.
All you have to do is to optimize your sites very well to achieve a high ranking in the search results of a search engine.
The following site I recommend you to subscribe to:
18) What's HTTP?
It means the HyperText Transfer Protocol, a standard method or a language spoken by a Web server and a Web browser in order to publish information for the public.
19) What's HTTPS?
HTTPS is a TCP/IP protocol that is used by World Wide Web servers and Web browsers to transfer and display hypermedia documents securely across the Internet.
20) What's a cache?
Caching refers to the strategy of keeping a copy of a page or image you have already seen; web browsers typically cache files that they display for you. On the other hand, it refers to how many visitors were in your site.
Now, you are able to build a site smoothly. Let's move on and see the next step…