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Build Your Internet Presence Affordably


This is the vocabulary of the internet. If there's one thing to know about the internet - it's that it changes by the nanosecond with new words, techniques and technologies. But its foundation remains the same- a global space where you exist and communicate into easily with focus.

All term definitions are defined as the word relates to building your internet presence.

Please feel free to contact me if there's a term that's not listed that you'd like to have defined.

domain name:  The unique name that identifies a website. Domain Names always have 2 or more parts, separated by dots.
URL, URI, URN:  An address for a resource available on the Internet.
The first part of a URI is called the "scheme"- the most well known scheme is http, but there are many others.
domain extension: (Top Level Domain)
The last (right-hand) part of a complete Domain Name. For example in the domain name www.buidnetpresence.com ".com" is the extension.
There are a large number of TLD's, for example .biz, .com, .edu, .gov, .info, .int, .mil, .net, .org, .mobi, .me, and a collection of two-letter TLD's corresponding to the standard two-letter country codes, for example, .us, .ca, .jp, etc.

website hosting:  "space" on a computer where a website is kept.

website design: 
creating an entire collection of web pages and other information (such as images, sound, and video files, etc.) with the ability to navigate through the pages sensibly.
navigation: the science and skill which you apply to a web site that helps visitors move from one page to another easily.
site builders: software provided by web hosting companies which cater to people who wish to build their own websites without learning the technical aspects of web page production.
template:  A set of predesigned formats for text, graphics and other information on which new pages and webs can be based. After a page or web is created using a template, you can customize the page or web.
web-browser-based design vs. personal-computer-based design:
Web 2.0 technologies:
blogging: 
basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is "blogging" and someone who keeps a blog is a "blogger."
podcast:  A form of audio broadcasting using the Internet, does not actually require the use of an iPod.
photo album:
music player:
favicon: 
the small icon displayed next to a URL in the address bar of a browser.
SSL certificate: A protocol to enable encrypted, authenticated communications across the Internet, most commonly used with money transactions on the web.
shopping cart:
merchant account:

search engine optimization: 
the practice of designing web pages so that they rank as high as possible in search results from search engines, thus making it easy for your customers to find your website.
meta tag:
link optimization:
pay-per-click:

social networking online community:

internet marketing:
mobile marketing:
.mobi:

email marketing:
database management: