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Protect Yourself From COPPA!

So we have all been hearing how Google is passing the buck onto YouTube creators and putting fear into everyone with their vague explanation about it and even less informative about how to protect yourself.  I have a lot of channels I follow and I am seeing them drop like flies, they are deleting all their videos and shutting down their accounts out of fears that the FTC is going to fine them for something they never had control over in the first place. The fear is real, so dont think you can just ignore this and that you will not be affected and if you do upload videos to YouTube you need to heed this warning because it could cost you EVERYTHING if you ignore it! I ran across a great video made by an actual lawyer who has done a fantastic job explaining what is going on, what COPPA even is and what you should be aware of. So I urge you to go check out Ian Corzine's video titled What YOUTUBE's Not Telling You About COPPA.

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How To Block Specific Sites In Google Search Results!

How To Block Specific Sites In Google Search Results!
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If you are like me and are sick and tired of seeing content farms and other spam sites in your search results there is a clever plugin you can install to permanently remove them from all your results. All you need to do is install Personal Blocklist (by Google) and follow the simple steps below to clean up your search results.

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Finding the Right Software is a Challenge!

Finding the Right Software is a Challenge!
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Today more than ever cutting through the chaff to find the right software for your needs can be a painfully, agonizing proposition. I found an online tool that can help weed out the good from the bad and make your research far easier. Not only that but in many cases you will find potential solutions you did not know about. G2Crowd offers a way to compare software side by side and show you real world reviews that are not either watered down of faked for the purpose of false promotion. You can get insights from trusted peers and businesses that give you the low down on what is working and what is not. You can not only run comparisons you can join in to give your two cents on products to further help this awesome community grow. Click the image below to be taken to this powerful and useful website and don't forget to bookmark and share it with others.

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With the release of Joomla 3.6 we have seen welcome progress and new features that have been asked for are now part of the core. However as with anything new there are bound to be some growing pains and this release is no exception to that rule. One of these and one that perplexed me, more because of all the issues I have experienced this one was something I had never seen before. The issue comes after updating some sites to Joomla 3.6 and while I have not been able to assertain any particular configuration that might cause this, it is not something that happens to every site. In rare cases I have found after performing the update if I try and go to the install manager instead of getting the familiar choices to upload a file, input a directory or location I see an error message that simply says:

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Beware of the DMCA!

Beware of the DMCA!

You have heard me preach in the past about copycat thieves that are out to make an easy buck off the backs of those that work hard to do it right. Here is my story about my close call when a DMCA take down threat was sent to me.

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