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Author - Vangie Beal

  • Vangie Beal is the Managing Editor of Webopedia.com. Prior to joining Webopedia, she covered small business marketing, social media and technology for numerous online and print publications. A small business owner herself, Vangie owns and operates a seasonal fish market, located along the Minas basin in Five Islands, Nova Scotia.

  • 5 Email Marketing Tips for Small Business

    Email marketing is an effective online marketing technique for small businesses. Here are 5 handy email marketing tips for small business owners and Internet marketers. »

  • SEO certification

    SEO certification is the education and training that leads to an individual's certification or skills assessment in search engine optimization & marketing. »

  • domain authority

    Domain authority (site authority) is a measurement to represent how much authority a domain has. This score and how it is calculated varies between SEO tools. »

  • padlock icon

    A padlock icon (lock icon) displayed in a web browser indicates a secure mode where communications between browser and web server are encrypted. »

  • SEO Dictionary: 85 Search Engine Optimization Phrases Defined

    From keyword analysis to backlinks and Google search engine algorithm updates, our search engine optimization glossary lists 85 SEO terms you need to know. »

  • Facebook clone (cloning scam)

    A Facebook clone, also known as a cloning scam, is when a person's profile picture and other information is stolen and used to create a new profile. »

  • 65 Password Security Tips: How to Create and Secure Accounts

    From generating strong passwords to using a password manager many security experts, business owners, and vendors contributed their very best ideas and practical advice for our giant list of password security tips. »

  • password manager

    A password manager is a software application or hardware device to store and manage passwords. Stored passwords are encrypted and requires a master password to access. »

  • NetFlow

    NetFlow is a network protocol, developed by Cisco, that collects and monitors network traffic information to show traffic flow and volume on the network. »

  • Cyber Kill Chain

    The Cyber Kill Chain framework was developed by Lockheed Martin and is used for identification and prevention of cyber intrusions. »

  • MOOC - massive open online course

    Massive open online courses (MOOC) are web-based courses offered by universities and colleges. Some use an open access model while others are closed and may be free or paid courses. »

  • digital twin

    Digital twin describes a computerized (or digital) version of a physical asset and/or process. Sensors collects data to represent the physical asset. »

  • 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD)

    4K resolution (Ultra-High Definition) describes a display resolution of 3,840 pixels in the horizontal. It is four times the pixels on a 1080p display. »

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) means any type of aircraft with no pilot on board. UAVs are remotely piloted. »

  • Technology Education (ed tech)

    Technology education (also called ed tech or tech ed) is the study of technology. It is designed to teach students about technology within specific fields of study. Teachers cover topics related to technology processes, concepts and knowledge. »

  • bone conduction headphones

    Bone conduction uses the natural vibrations of a person's facial bones (such as jaw and cheek bones) to let a person hear sound. The headphones allow people to hear ambient noises. For example, a runner could listen to music and still hear a car approach from behind. »

  • WhatsApp

    WhatsApp is a mobile messaging app for mobile devices or desktop PCs. It uses Wi-Fi connections to make free text, voice  or video calls. »

  • Google Classroom

    Google Classroom is a free collaboration tool for teachers and students. Teachers can create a classroom, invite students to the class then create and distribute assignments. »

  • 5 Hot Holiday Gifts for Tech Enthusiasts

    From cute electronic toys to VR gaming, here are 5 hot gifts to give to your special tech enthusiast this holiday season. »

  • Fitbit

    The Fitbit is a wearable computing device — a fitness band, worn on a person's wrist and is designed to track physical activity. »

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Slideshow: Interesting Facts About Google Search

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