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How To Search Better - Here are several suggestions for getting better search results.

5 Factors That Make an Old or Rare Book Valuable How to understand the basic factors behind the value of antique books.

The email Waiting Game You can't make people respond to your emails, but you can find out if they have read them or not.

Don't be a Monkey Take a look at how you do things and see if you are a monkey.

How To Optimize Your Website Here are my ideas for optimizing your website.  Your goal is free traffic from the search engines.

The Most Expensive Antiques Ever Sold How do you give a price to the priceless? For many of the world’s most famous antiques, that’s something that’s settled at an auction. Antiques are rare by their very definition and some can even have historical significance. And while it can be difficult to price them, there’s an intrinsic value to a historically relevant antique. The Three Centuries Shop in Vancouver has created a fun infographic taking a look at some of the world’s most expensive antiques and the qualities that make them priceless.

How To Add Google Maps To Your Website Google Maps makes it easier than ever to add a really nice map.  This article explains how.

How to Make the Most of Photo Captions The quality of your images is important, but what you write under them may be even more important.

Creative Linking With a Collectible Cow Use a little creativity when making your affiliate links.

Make Your Customers Feel Smart Sell not only your products, but yourself as well. Let your customer confidently experience that good "after purchase feeling."

Never Stop Testing Your Marketing Activity Here are some simple ways you can measure the effectiveness of your ads and promotions.

A Few Words of Warning to the New People My advice to help the new people find their way online.

Writing To Sell - It's Not About You! Do you have an "About Me" page? You may find it surprising that I don't think it should be about you at all.

Affiliate Marketing Explained Affiliate marketing is a great way to add content to your site. Read how to sell other people's stuff for a commission.

How To Make a Favicon This article explains what a Favicon is and how to make them.

Developing a Signature File This article will help you develop your email business card and increase traffic to your site.

A Collector's Guide to Internet Marketing Success Spend some time planning what you would like to accomplish with your site. It takes more than putting your logo and email address on your page.

15 Keys to a Successful Website Here are some suggestions for what to include in your website.

Taking Control of Your Computer Make the most of your time online by using these convenient computer shortcuts. I promise it's worth your time to use these techniques.