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Google PageRank Principles That Work

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Let me explain. While there are countless SEO tools you should incorporate in your bag of tricks, some are more important than others.

What is Google PageRank anyway? PageRank refers to the frequency of visits to a particular page. Put briefly, it determines page importance in relation to other pages like it. It emphasizes the importance of a given site in relation to the inbound and outbound links of sites with similar content or themes. Google PageRank principles serve two common purposes: to check the popularity of a site and to evaluate competition, respectively.

As far as Google PageRank principles go, there are three SEO tools in particular that you should master, as they will have a direct impact on your Google PageRank.

Principle number one, and the most important, is to have useful, relevant content. Never underestimate the fact that content is king. In other words, develop worthwhile content or don’t create it at all. Article submissions should be specific to your subject or cause. Forget the fluff; it just doesn’t pay off. Mega-sites, ones that create new content almost constantly, have higher Google PageRank numbers and for good reason. Mega-sites create thousands of links that point back to their main page, giving a sense of importance. If you’re building your site and adding pages on a regular basis, make certain to use links that return to your homepage. Good quality links are a necessity.

Google PageRank principle number two involves manual directory submissions. Directory submissions are one of the best ways to get Google ranking. They create incoming links from sites with related content. It’s a repetitive and boring, but worth the time and effort. If you don’t want to take on the task yourself, hire someone to do it. There are companies out there that are eager for your business.

The third Google PageRank principle involves creating appealing page descriptions for search engine robots. Meta tag descriptions and top ranking go hand in hand. It’s important to note that although a good Meta tag description is important and may get you top ranking, it does not guarantee a website’s success.

For example, let’s image that you’ve done everything right and included a series of Meta tag descriptions, but the chosen descriptions are dull, basic and boring. Now let’s say that a competitor, ranked directly under you, has displayed informative, exciting and enticing descriptions for their site. Which site will get more clicks? The number of clicks to your website is highly dependent on effective Meta tag descriptions; it can determine just how many potential customers take the time to visit your site.

When all is said and done, it comes back to website traffic; and as you can see, Google PageRank principles, when applied effectively, can turn your website from an unpaved gravel road into a four lane interstate.

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The 8 Best Mannheim Steamroller Songs From Their "Other" Albums

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The Mannheim Steamroller “other” albums are considered to be everything but their Christmas and Fresh Aire CDs. Mannheim Steamroller is a pioneer of the new age music genre, and has continuously been producing original and arranged music for the last several decades. I am a huge fan, and have picked out, in my opinion, the 8 best Mannheim Steamroller songs from their other albums besides the Christmas and Fresh Aire series.

Here are my top 8 picks, in chronological order…

1. Tigers & Lions- Saving the Wildlife, 1986

I’ve been listening to this song for almost my entire life, and it’s always been a favorite of mine. The ethnic sound makes you feel that you’re in India surrounded by Tigers. This song plus several others were written for the soundtrack of a PBS special about saving the wildlife. Wolves is another excellent song from the album, and if you’ve never seen the music video for Wolfgang Amadeus Penguin it’s hilarious.

2. Fugue- Impressions, 1993

When Chip Davis first met his very good friend Arnie Roth (Mannheim’s violinist) he thought he was a really classical guy. But later found out that when he was in college he played in a heavy metal bad. So, Chip wrote this song for Arnie, which is why it’s on the album Impressions (an album made up entirely of gifts that Chip Davis wrote for various friends and family members). He describes this song as a “Gothic Concerto Sounding Dooda Something or Other”, and it’s quite en excellent piece.

3. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious- Mannheim Meets the Mouse, 1999

I hope I spelled that right! I love most of the songs on this album, and was especially pleased with this arrangement of my favorite Mary Poppin’s tune, which recently had a successful run on Broadway. This album is an excellent collection of arranged Disney tunes and should be in your collection along with their Christmas albums.

4. You’ve Got a Friend In Me- Mannheim Meets the Mouse, 1999

I love the synthetic bass line of this song! Not only is this a classic Disney movie and a great Randy Newman song, but it’s a brilliant Mannheim Steamroller arrangement. When this album was released I drove down to the music store during my lunch break in order to get it. I first heard about it when they performed Under the Sea at their live show during the Christmas in the Aire tour.

5. Slo Dancin’ in the Living Room- Romantic Melodies, 2001

This song is quite different from all the others I have picked. For me, it just paints a very quaint little story about a loving married couple spending a few minutes of their busy day to be romantic and slow dance together in the living room. With, most likely, screaming children and burning food on the stove in the other room.

6. Mt. McKinley- Spirit, 2003

The feel of this piece is very American, which is why it blends so well into Mannheim’s patriotic album- Spirit. It’s an original composition by Chip Davis and channels Aaron Copland and other great American composers. It’s short, but sweet. The Star-Spangled Banner is another wonderful arrangement on this album which also appears on the albums Impressions and To Russia With Love.

7. All Hallow’s Eve- Halloween, 2003

This Halloween piece, an original composition by Chip Davis, fits perfectly into the season. It’s always well received at Halloween parties. I wish they had thought to do Halloween albums back when they first started. I wouldn’t mind if they released a few more. I’ve always thought it was funny that they put “Deranged by Chip Davis” on the album credits.

8. Creatures of the Night- Halloween 2, 2006

This creation was designed for dance clubs, and was the first time that Mannheim Steamroller did something for the Dance/Techno genre. In the music video you get to see Chip Davis play the Theremin creating all sorts of eerie sounds. They even went so far as to create a line dance specifically for this song for people to dance to in clubs.

Whether you agree with my picks or not, there is no disputing that Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller is the best contemporary composer/arranger of our time.

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Helen Keller’s Happiness Quotes

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Helen Keller was deaf blind and mute. She became a well renowned author, well traveled speaker and stood up for various causes such as war opposition and women’s suffrage to name a few.

At those moments when I am on the self pity bus I try and remember Helen Keller and her courage and it makes me feel better about my life. The following five happiness quotes highlight her guide to happiness and a well lived life.

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”

What Helen is saying is that there is nothing secure about life. Human beings love to feel secure financially, physically and emotionally to name a few things; however life is random and unexpected. It doesn’t matter how much we try to make ourselves safe life is a game of chance.

People spend their lives holding themselves back not taking chances to protect themselves and keep the delusion of being safe. They believe going all out will be dangerous or they will be hurt. Yet when it comes down to it the person who is highly adventurous and lives to the fullest and the person always afraid of trying anything are just as unsafe in this unpredictable world. Knowing this isn’t it much better to go all out and experience and live life to the fullest? Because when it comes down to it you are not in any more danger than living a life of mediocrity.

“Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.”

We are all comparers we cannot help ourselves. Every day we are constantly comparing ourselves to others on looks, money, possessions, enjoyment what have you. Everyone has felt inferior to another person at one time or another. Helen suggests looking at the majority of the world and comparing yourself then and the biggest likelihood is that you are one of the privileged people in this world.

In fact if you are reading this article right now it means you are privileged enough to access a computer millions of other people around the world do not have that luxury. Count your blessings daily because when compared to a lot of people around the world you have many.

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”

Helen was deaf blind she had to deal with darkness and silence all the time. I would not have any idea what she went through I can only try and imagine how it was. She found a way to be content with her condition. Every person goes through different things in their lives and some are tougher than others. It’s important to find a way to be happy no matter what is happening. You can’t control everything in this world but you can choose how you react to different situations.

“I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.”

This quote is one of the reasons I am truly inspired and awed by this woman. She was deaf blind and mute and yet she rarely thought of her limitations. She had every reason to play the victim but she didn’t. How many times do you play the victim feeling sorry for yourself over the smallest thing? I know I do that every single day at some point. I dwell on my weaknesses and things I don’t have constantly giving into self pity. How productive is this? Not productive at all. Instead of focusing on their strengths people use up their time which is precious focusing on what they lack.

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

I am a big believer in making yourself happy. I find fulfillment in helping others not just myself. Just living for myself is not good enough I want to feel like I am making some positive impact in this world before I check out. This I believe is what Helen is talking about in the above quote. There is nothing wrong with making sure you are happy but also live for others and you find more happiness.

The above five quotations represent Helen Keller’s guide to a content and fulfilled life. Helen’s words offer a way of living life to the fullest from a woman who did just that. I hope you take them to heart in your daily lives.

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‘Winword Caused a General Protection Fault’ – Word Error and Recovery

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Normal.dot or global template is the basic template that Microsoft Word uses each time when you create a document. Even if you are using some other template, this global template always remains in use. Normal.dot file often gets corrupted leaving Word documents is suspect state. You should restore the documents damaged due to Normal.dot corruption from backup. But in some of the cases, backup is found as not updated, damaged or unavailable. Thus, in such situations, you should use word repair software to scan and repair your damaged Word document.

You might receive the similar error message when trying to open a Microsoft Word document:

“Winword caused a General Protection Fault in module USER.EXE”

You cannot access such document.

Cause

Probable causes for the above error to occur are:

o Normal.dot (Global Template) file is corrupted

o You have installed Word in Works Suite add-in program (included with MS Works Suite 2000) and the add-in program in corrupted.

o Installing MS Works Suite 2000 adds some additional functionality to Word. There are several new features added to File Menu, Mail Merge and Wizard.

Solution

To solve the above describes issues, you should follow these methods:

o Click Start->Search->All files and folders and type Normal.dot in All or part of the file name box. Select the Windows installed drive and click Search.

Rename the Normal.dot file to Oldnormal.dot. Upon restating Word, it will recreate a new global template.

o If the issue doesn’t resolve, insert MS the Microsoft Works Suite Disk 1 CD-ROM into the system and press and hold down SHIFT key while inserting it. Next, remove Word in Works Suite add-in program using Add or Remove Programs wizard of Control Panel.

o The existing issue should get resolved by following above steps. But if you find Word document(s) as damaged due to Normal.dot corruption, try restoring from backup. In case of backup concerns, you need to use word recovery applications.

Word repair tools scan a damaged document using powerful scanning algorithms and restore them. These are non-destructive applications with self-descriptive interface and complete documentation.

Stellar Phoenix Word Recovery is an advanced tool to repair and restore Microsoft Word documents. It is available with support to Word 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000 and certain powerful Word Recovery features. It can restore all objects like hyperlinks, tables, images, drawings, macros and others. It is compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 2003, 2000 and NT.

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