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Thanks to the latest Facebook feature coming to you this week, Verified Pages, you can finally answer the long awaited question, “Is that actually Kim Kardashian’s Facebook page?” Facebook pages will now display a small blue checkmark wherever the public figure’s name appears on Facebook. This feature, similar to Twitter’s verified accounts, allows you to
twitpic: a website that allows people to post pictures to Twitter and other social networking sites easily. Twitpics are usually pictures taken by people in everyday situations as they occur as the pictures can be snapped quickly and shared easily. Use twitpic for yourself.
https: This term means “hypertext transfer protocol secured”, which means a web site with this at the prefix has a special layer of encryption or protection added that will aid in hiding your personal information, passwords, etc. This type of protection is usually seen on financial or banking web sites or other sites that hold
http: This term is a technical acronym that stands for “hypertext transfer protocol” which is the language of web page and the foundation of data communication for the web. HTTP is the exchange or transfer of the hypertext. When you open or use a web site with this at the beginning your links, texts, pictures
XML The sibling of ‘HTML’, XML stands for “eXtensible Markup Language”. XML concentrates on data basing and categorizing the text content of a web site, such as cities, addresses, etc. These appear like <address>, <city> and <name>.
A bounce rate, also called an exit rate, is a term used in website traffic analytics. This represents the percentage of visitors who enter the site and then “bounce” or leave the website rather than continuing to stay and view more pages or content on the site. There is no industry standard minimum or maximum
Direct traffic is the number of visitors that directly access your website. This type of traffic can be from bookmarks, browser home pages or viewers manually typing in your website URL. Basic terms – these visitors didn’t go to your website from a search engine, ad or link to your website.
Organic traffic is defined as traffic that comes about naturally either from search engine’s, unpaid listings or directories. This type of traffic is free of directives other than the user (i.e. not paid ads). This type of traffic differs from referral traffic as it is found organically or naturally and does not arise from pointed
Hence the “referral” this type of traffic describes visitors that come to your website from direct links on other sites rather than typing your address in directly, or arriving via search engine results. For example, websites that post links directing visitors to your website would be classified as referral traffic. These website links might appear