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Pate's Steakhouse Naples - A high end Steakhouse with low end pricing. Pate's serves reasonably priced steak and seafood entrees along with BBQ ribs, chicken, and pasta dishes. A Bar menu is available in the lounge featuring Steak Sandwiches, Burgers, and a variety of Salads for those with lighter appetites. Naples, Florida
Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - Brandenton Airport
- Official Site: Hilton garden Inn Sarasota is conveniently situated between Sarasota and Bradenton. With comfortable bedding, thoughtful amenities, and personalized guest service, you'll have no trouble escaping from the stress of daily life. Book Online and Save!
Say What Fishing Charters - Deep Sea Fishing with Capt. Sean Black in the Southeastern Gulf of Mexico
Holiday Inn Express Siesta Key
- Official Site: Holiday Inn Express Sarasota offers a quiet escape from the stresses of every day life. Premium location near the area's best attractions - from world-famous Siesta Key Beach and the Ringling Museum of art to Myaka State Park and Jungle Gardens. Book Online and Save!
Cloyde's Steak & Lobster House - Naples Florida Steak House
AmericInn Hotel & Suites Sarasota
- Official Site: AmericInn Hotel is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Great location with easy access to Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, surrounding beaches, and championship golf courses. Book Online and Save!
Dawn Patrol Charters Marco Island - Website Redesign
- Official Site. The famous Hotel Victor is located in the heart of South Beach's Art Deco District and adjacent to the Versace Mansion. Come experience the intimate boutique atmosphere with the beauty and decadence of the 1930's- all with a backdrop of sophisticated Parisian style.
Island Carousel - Specializing in the operation of carousels for regional malls and festival marketplaces.
Everglades Area Tours - Everglades and 10,000 Islands Kayak and Canoe Tours, Kayak Fishing, Bicycle and Hiking Tours, Power Boat Eco-Tours, Airboat and Airplane tours with Capt. Charles Wright out of Everglades City Florida
Holiday Inn Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
- Official Site - Holiday inn Express Convention Center Ft Lauderdale, minutes from Port Everglades, the Broward County Convention Center, championship golf, and Butterfly World. Book online today and Save!
Spa Directions - Spa Consulting, Management, Training and Professional Staffing Services to Five Star Hotels, Resort Properties, Private Clubs and Condominium Communities
Royal Palm Resort
- Official Site - Royal Palm Resort. Luxury resort hotel located beachfront in South Beach Miami. Convenient to top Miami dining, shopping, and night life. Book online and save!
The Link Related Companies - The Link Related Companies are the fusion and branding of an innovative collection of lifestyle related companies encompassing real estate sales, club management, consulting, staffing and hospitality and other lifestyle amenities such as deep water marinas and upscale mixed use developments.
Travelodge St Pete Beach
- Official Site - Travelodge Hotel St. Pete Beach. The hotel sits on 500 feet of white sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and is minutes from great dining, shops, and local area attractions. Book Direct Online and Save Today.
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Capt. Brien's Seafood and Raw Bar
Snook Inn - view of the Marco River and Isles of Capri
Snook Inn Entertainment
Hampton Inn Sarasota
- Official Site: Hampton Inn Sarasotsa is minutes from quaint shopping, world-class dining, and exciting entertainment. Perfectly located in the city's business district off Interstate 75, we invite you to relax in a comfortable setting for business and leisure travelers. Book Online and save!
Marco Island Concierge your one-stop reservation and booking
Center for activities and entertainment during your stay on "The Paradise Coast", which is defined as that area which runs from Naples to Marco Island to Everglades City, on Florida's Southwest Coast.
Hyatt Regency Miami
- Official Site- Located on the Banks of the Miami River with Beautiful Views of the Biscayne Bay. Book Online Now and Save with Hyatt.com's Best Rate Guarantee.
Visit Michigan Online - Michigan visitor and tourist information.
Collins & Dupont Interior Design - nationally recognized, award winning interior design firm - Bonita Springs Florida
St. Matthew's House - Naples, Florida - St. Matthew's House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen with a recovery program. Our goal is to feed the hungry and to help people recover lives lost to addiction and homelessness.
Travel Writers' Tales
Boca Raton Resort & Club
- Official Site - Boca Raton Resort & Club. 356-acre Luxury resort in Boca Raton, Florida, just minutes from Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Bringing together the finest in art and architecture, comfort and cuisine, service, leisure and fun. A private bastion of luxury, elegance and indulgence.
Holiday Inn Fort Myers Beach - Located on one of the largest white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, the Holiday Inn Beach Resort offers great accommodations, superb amenities and exceptional levels of service.
The Stoneburner Companies - The Stoneburner Companies are actively involved in mixed use, office, condominium, retail, residential and commercial real estate development including land acquisition, design conception, construction planning, and establishing marketing strategy.
Miami Beach Resort & Spa
- Official Site- Miami Beach Resort & Spa. Indulge in Luxurious Accommodations, Breathtaking Ocean Views, and easy access to world famous beaches. Enjoy our Spa services, 3 restaurants, great Golf near by, and so much more. Book Online.
Platinum Auto Club - USA welcomes their newest members from Tom Williams Lexus - Birmingham, Alabama. Platinum Auto Club members receive discounts on travel, shopping, dining, event tickets, golf, automobile service, parts and accessories and much more. A toll free travel concierge line provides personal service for making reservations and booking travel! Ask your auto dealer for more information about Platinum Auto Club membership and benefits.
Capt. Bill Koupa - Fishing Charter & Guide Service -
Everglades, Naples, Marco & Ten Thousand Islands Florida
Kris Thoemke - writer and photographer.
Radisson Miami Downtown
- Official Site - Radisson Miami Downtown. In the Heart of Miami's Art Deco District. Great Packages and Specials Available Online. Book Direct Today!
RealEstate-link.com- Naples, Florida - We have state of the art technology, combined with knowledge of both residential and commercial real estate in Naples and Southwest Florida. If you are looking for a new home, boat slip, investment property or commercial venture we have the skill, background and technology to guide you trough the process and locate the Naples, Florida property you are looking for. Realestate-link.com, Inc. will help you find the home or investment that meets your needs in Naples, Florida.
Margaret Deefholts Journeys - Travel Writer, Author, Photographer
Precious Moments Yachts and Charters - Home of the Schooner Lady Stirling. Sailing from Naples Florida and Long Island New York.
Fort Lauderdale Grande
Official Site Fort Lauderdale Grande - Formerly the Fort Lauderdale Marina Marriott, this luxury hotel sits in a prime location amongst Fort Lauderdale's hottest attractions. Across the street from the convention center and just moments from the beach. Relax in comfort & convenience. Book online!
Destin West Beach & Bay Resort
Official Site: Destin West Beach & Bay Resort. Ideally located on the Panhandle's Okaloosa Island, our distinguished vacation rentals feature spectacular views of both the Choctawatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Located right on the water, ust a few minutes from the bustle of downtown Destin, FL.
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Conveniently located to the Tampa Airport, Port of Tampa, and Tampa Area Beaches. Minutes from Ybor City and Tampa Golf Courses.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Orlando, Florida - Official Site- Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Luxury Resort in Orlando, convenient to Disney World. Golf courses, pools, tennis courts and more. Book Online and Save with Hyatt.com's Best Rate Guarantee.
Stoney's Steakhouse - at Bayfront in Naples, Florida. USDA Prime Dry Aged Beef, Live Maine Lobster, Fresh Chilean Sea Bass, Colossal Shrimp or Florida Red Snapper. The portions at Stoney's are hearty and generous
Bahia Mar Hotel & Resort - Beach Resort & Yachting Center
- Nestled in a prime location on Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Bahia Mar Beach Resort places you in the center of all the fun and excitement of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, greeting you with stylish ambiance and attentive service from the moment you arrive. Book Online to Save!
Ken Keeley - Internationally known artist Ken Keeley launches his website with new paintings and online gallery - purchase original paintings, giclees and serigraphs online directly from the artist!
Visit Washington DC Online - Travel and vacation information for Washington D.C. visitors and tourists.
Island Express Dive Tours - air-inclusive dive packages to exciting destinations throughout the Caribbean and abroad, providing professional service for divers from divers
Edgewater Beach Hotel & Club
- Bordered by swaying palms and a seven-mile stretch of powdery shores, Naples' Edgewater Beach Hotel & Club combines relaxed style with lighthearted fun.
Visit Chicago Online - Chicago travel, vacation and tourist information.
Fins-N-Grins Charter Fishing and Excursions - Fins-N-Grins Charter Fishing and Excursions is located on Marco Island, Florida, just minutes away from Naples, bordering the Everglades and the 10,000 Island Marine Sanctuary. This area is not only home to some of the finest backwater fishing in the world, but also hosts miles of pristine beaches, serene waterways and estuaries.
St. Matthew's House
Naples, Florida - The mission of St. Matthew's House is to provide housing for the homeless, food for the needy, and an opportunity to change lives in a spiritual environment that is both compassionate and disciplined.
Sea Gone Fishing Team - Marco Island Florida - Whether your an avid fisherman or a novice, our experienced U.S.
Coast Guard licensed Captains make it their business to make your
charter a memorable one.
We also offer sightseeing and shelling. If you’re into relaxing, take a
seat, kick back and see Southwest Florida's beauty as it was meant to
be seen, FROM THE WATER.
Hyatt Pier 66
- Official Site - Discover Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six – a timeless jewel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida just moments from Port Everglades, the airport, and the convention center. Book online and save.
Bayfront - Naples - Restaurants, Shopping and Marina
Allied Paver Systems - southwest Florida
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CAUTION - DO NOT OPEN SPAM EMAIL CONFIRMING THE PURCHASE OF A COMPUTER.
November 8, 2006 Alert from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
The IC3 has received the following information concerning multiple email hoaxes confirming the recipient's purchase of a computer:
- The first email hoax claims the recipient made the purchase through an online service provider. The email contains a link if the recipient wishes to dispute the charges to their account. Once the link is selected, the recipient is requested to provide their account information.
- The second email hoax includes a PDF attachment claiming to be the order summary. The attachment contains a virus which will infect your computer.
THE EMAILS ARE FRAUDULENT... read more
There is No Hyphen in EMAIL
At the September 2006 OMMA Conference, Paul Beck and Jeanniey Mullen announced that the organization has just set its first email-related standard - the official spelling of the word email - without a hyphen. You can read the full story at Mediapost
Getting Good Page Ranking
What is the secret for gaining a high page ranking in the major search engines? In essence, it's nothing more complicated than doing what the search engines want you to do. In other words, it's making things easy for the robots when they come crawling around your site.
....One. The search engines don't operate for the benefit of webmasters. Their main function is to provide good information to the public at large. This means that any website you submit to them must reach their 'good content' criteria. Therefore, to achieve a high ranking, it is imperative that your website has better, more illuminating content than your competitors.
Two. Search engine robots are pretty rigid in their approach to sites. The robot crawls your HTML from top to bottom. Given this, it is important that the first stick of body copy it comes across (the stuff your readers also see) contains copy which is relevant to, and reflects: (a) the Title of your web page and, (b) the meta keywords and meta description phrases contained in the <Head> of your HTML....read more »
“For Your Immediate Attention! Don’t Lose Your Account! Update Immediately!”
......“Phishing” is a technique used by identity thieves to stampede people into giving out their credit information online. The scam has been around for awhile, and, .... most people are aware that they should never:
• Be intimidated by a message found in an “authentic looking” email
• Reply by giving vital information to the “phishers”
• Open up any links contained within the email, which can download “criminalware” onto their computer.
We all know these facts intellectually, but when confronted by an intimidating message, many of us react emotionally, not rationally...read more about email phishing.
Email - Blind CC
If you use Microsoft Outlook (or similar applications) for e-mailing, then you are familiar with the fields at the top of a new mail message, right? Of course, in the "To..." field, you enter the name of one or more persons you intend to receive your message. Use the field labeled "Cc..." (for Carbon Copy - remember how they did it back in 1978 BC, "before computers"?) for anyone who needs to view your e-mail but is not the addressee.
But there's an additional field that you should know about, labeled "Bcc...," which stands for "Blind carbon copy," or the updated version, "Blind courtesy copy." This field is for the names of anyone that needs a copy of your e-mail without the other people (in the "To..." and "Cc..." fields) knowing about it. That's why it's called "Blind." ....read more
Initial iPods were meant to be a storage and playback device for songs on the go. Then came the feature of storing photos, soon followed with podcast facility. The latest iPods can even playback videos for you and come with a whooping 30 GB or 60 GB hard disk option, which can store up to 150 hours of video. So if you own this latest gizmo, read on.
The next question is 'Where can you get those iPod videos and how can you download them on your iPod'? Well, there are many options for you to choose from. The simplest option is to purchase music videos, Pixar short films, or select TV episodes via iTunes 6. iTunes music store has more than 3000 music videos covering almost all the artists from all the genres and select popular TV shows from ABC, MTV, ESPN etc. You have an option of browsing, previewing and in case if you like them, downloading it for $1.99. Having downloaded the 'no advertisements' iPod videos, you can then share it with friends or burn it on a CD.
....read more about iPod Video
Click fraud has been discussed in a recent issue of Newsweek (Oct 6, 2006) and across the web as one of the most serious issues that faces online advertising. It has cast doubt on at least some of the efficacy of services such as Google Adwords to bring actual paying customers to a business website.
It began with the monitoring of clicks that appeared to be coming from outlying countries such as Botswana and Syria, and grew into the discovery of a scourge that threatens to undo the very concept of paying for clicks as a way of obtaining legitimate customers.
Whole cultures were discovered that sustained themselves by clicking on ads – “paid to read” rings consisting of hundreds of thousands of people who do nothing but click on sites.
Newsweek reports that Yahoo and Google claim they “filter out” clicks of dubious origin, but the credibility of pay for click advertising is beginning to be undermined. It’s estimated that 10% to 15% of all clicks are fake. 300 to 500 million dollars of advertising revenue are being funneled into the click fraud industry. read more »
WordPress is a blogging platform that has podcasting support. A podcast is a pre-recorded audio program, very much like a radio program that is listened to on the computer. Podcasting is distributing audio or video content via RSS 2.0 or atom as WordPress creates all the necessary links for the site.
Using WordPress for Podcasting
WordPress works for podcasting. It starts with the creation of a video or audio that is intended to be shared. The file is uploaded to a server and the line to the file is posted in the weblog. WordPress automatically includes a link to the file in the RSS/Atom feed. Listeners will then subscribe to the feed where new files are downloaded automatically......read more»
As the Internet continues to expand, video is taking hold and is responsible for the newest explosion in online traffic. Whether it’s an online news website like MSN, a sports website like ESPN or simply an email from your friends, video is a likely candidate for viewing content online. It’s almost not considered fun anymore unless there is some type of video involved in your online experience.
Many of you have probably heard of the website YouTube.com, it is a place for people to engage in new ways with video by sharing, commenting on, and viewing videos. YouTube originally started as a personal video sharing service back in February 2005, and has grown into an entertainment destination with people watching more than 70 million videos on the site daily. Everyone can watch videos on YouTube —both on YouTube.com and across the Internet. People can see first-hand accounts of current events, find videos about their hobbies and interests, and discover the quirky and unusual. As more people capture special moments on video, YouTube is empowering them to become the broadcasters of tomorrow...read more »
Malware Infected Blogs
Internet users and blog-browsing addicts beware! As weblogs come free and are quite easy to use, they continue to gain popularity. Hence, criminals operating on the Internet are becoming more aware and are taking advantage of the use of these online personal journals to ensnare unwitting victims. Not long ago, spyware and malware were spread mostly through email and file-sharing, and system infection was prevented by spam blockers and email scanners. Nowadays, clicking on a seemingly harmless link can make you vulnerable to those with shady intentions in an instant.
A common practice of computer crooks involves making up phony weblogs that look harmless or genuine. They then embed viral codes or keylogging programs within the site, and send out the blog's url address through spam e-mail, chat rooms or instant messenger. Even innocent blogs that allow comments that are not moderated may fall be victimized through comment spam leading to infected blogs. The trick lies in convincing the potential victim to click on a link that activates the malware embedded in the blog site.... read more »
10 Reasons for Creating and Sending out a Regular E-Newsletter
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- A well-written e-newsletter about your business topic(s) will establish you as an expert.
- It is a great way to build relationships. Remember, for someone to buy from you, or hire you, they must know, like and trust you. Created with that in mind, your e-newsletter will accomplish this.
- An e-newsletter is a great way to keep in touch with prospective, new and current clients on a regular basis. It serves as a reminder that you are here for them when they need you and/or your product(s).
- It is the most cost-effective way to direct market to customers.
Content, Content, Content for SEO
Of the most important on-page SEO factors, the content of each page is obviously important. However, the inclusion of a large number of pages also gives your site a lot of credence in the eyes of Google. This is because Google loves content, and the more of it you have the more weight you will receive. Obviously the quality, relevance, and optimization is important but generally speaking the more content you can provide the better. This content can come in various forms and by optimizing every page you can also target a much greater number of keywords with more effect.
Why Google Loves Content Rich Websites
Google, like all search engines, use complex algorithms to determine exactly where your pages and website will show up in the result pages. While the exact details of Google’s algorithms are not known, several factors have been calculated as being among the more important. One of these is the amount of information a site presents to visitors. The theory is that the more pages of content your site has the more value it provides to your visitors. Interlinking between pages within the content of each page is also believed to have a positive effect...read more
ci-Interactive accepts article submissions for publication on our travel and leisure portals - Authors and travel writers interested in submitting articles should email email@example.com - Currently our portals include New England, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Islands (worldwide), Florida, California, Chicago, Orlando, Miami, Key West, Washington DC, Michigan and New York - Florida Fishing, Florida Golf and Florida Outdoors, and Tropical Island Weddings or Unique Destination Weddings. Sites that will be launched in 2006 are Wisconsin, Tropical Island Spas, Georgia Golf, and Florida Artist's Gallery. Please check our submission guidelines - click here.
Flash - What Version?
The only Flash player version inherently available for all Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Solaris is Flash 7.
Unfortunately, a lot of sites are not using Flash 7 player requirements to display their content...... A friend of mine tends to place the blame on Flash itself for this, and is boycotting them based on the fact that they aren't releasing more system compatible versions of the player. While I agree with this in part, I place the majority of the blame on the web developers and media designers. It truly is quite simple to allow the most users to access your content - remember common denominators in mathematics? - use Flash 7 player output.....read more»
Clearing your Cache - What is cache? Plus, step by step instructions and screen shots for CLEARING your cache.
Title Tag Tips - Wednesday October 18, 2006
In terms of visibility, the title tag is one of the most important components of your web page. Yet, for whatever reason, I see sites every day that don’t take advantage of it. Too often I see sites with a title tag of just their site name or company - on every page of their site - or, even worse, a long, jumbled string of keywords. That’s not going to accomplish much beyond making your site look spammy and cheap...for complete story, view the video...
Blackberry 8100 Pearl Smartphone
This major update to the popular 7105t brings the Blackberry experience to a whole new level. Here are 10 reasons to buy the RIM Blackberry Pearl.
1. The Camera.
The Blackberry Pearl includes a 1.3-megapixel camera that features an LED flash, 5 times zoom and white balance controls. This is the first Blackberry to include a camera, and whilst at 1.3 Megapixel it is not as advanced as others on the market, it takes a great little photo and is a long overdue addition to the Blackberry.
2. MP3 Player.
This model includes other consumer features including an Mp3. The Blackberry music player supports playback of your tunes in MP3, AAC, AAC+, and eAAC+ formats. The handheld is also compatible with Java application and game downloads. You can create playlists as folders and shuffle and repeat songs within a certain folder. It also displays some track information, such as title, artist, and album art if available.
3. Expandable Memory.
Now that you can listen to your mp3's on the go with your Blackberry you are going to need somewhere to store all your favourite songs, not just a few of them. The blackberry Pearl also sports a memory card slot.
This is the first blackberry to include this feature....read more »
Website Design Do's and Dont's
Don't automatically resize a visitor's browser window.
If your style requires such precise window sizing to work, you need to change your style! There are many factors that can affect the screen real estate that visitors may be viewing your web pages with (window size, screen resolution, browser text size), as such you should strive to create fluid and flexible page layouts because it is not possible to control all those factors.
Do make your web pages viewable at 800 x 600 resolution.
Scrolling web pages vertically (top to bottom) is ok, as long as it's not more than two-and-a-half pages or so. But scrolling horizontally (side to side) is really bad and annoying to visitors.
In a nutshell, you want to design all your pages these days for 800 x 600; they make up about 40% of the web audience!...read more Website Design Do's and Dont's
Many Web Designers have computers that can display higher resolutions like 1024x768 and 1280x1024. They design their pages to fit in that resolution, when someone hits those pages with a computer that can display only a maximum of 800 x 600, the visitor has to scroll to see the page properly.
FREE Information Calls from Home or Mobile Phones
That's right - FREE - instead of dialing 411 and paying - try 1-800-FREE411 or 1-800-373-3411 without incurring a charge. You will listen to a targeted 8-10 second advertisement, but there is no fee for using this new information number.
When people refer to "organic SEO" (search engine optimization), they almost always use it as a blanket term to describe the unpaid, algorithm-driven results of any particular engine. However, a sophisticated search engine optimization company will often take the meaning of "organic" one step further. To such companies, the description of "organic SEO" is not limited to what shows up in the "natural" search engine results - it includes the methodologies used to achieve such rankings...read more
Targeted Website Traffic
Website Promotion Strategy Rule # 1. Tap Into Existing Markets
The first consideration when it comes to your website promotion strategy is your product or service. Too many people think they must reinvent the wheel or come up with something new or exciting.
The first rule of creating an effective website promotion strategy is to find an existing market and then shoot for a piece of the action. It's much cheaper and much easier to tap into an existing market than to try to create a new one. Creating new markets are best left to the multi-million dollar corporations who have the money and time to develop them.
Website Promotion Strategy Rule #2. Consistancy Is The Key
Too many marketers throw up a web site and expect the world to beat a path to it's door. You can't locate your web site on a super highway with a million vehicles passing by every day. It's in cyber space and no one will ever see it unless you promote it...read more »
PubCon: The Significance of Metrics & Analytics - Nov. 27, 2006
There are multiple methods for capturing data about your company’s website, but interpreting that data and subsequently implementing the results into a feasible business/marketing strategy can present quite a challenge. Michael Stebbins, VP of Marketing for ClickTracks, talks with Mike McDonald of WebProNews at PubCon about the significance of metrics and analytics in pushing onward toward Web 2.0....for the complete story, watch the video...