There are many reasons why search engines are so misunderstood. The rules and formulas used by the search engines change constantly, which is the main reason why so few people understand them well. Search engines fight spam on a daily basis, which is why they need to keep updating their algorithm frequently.
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White hat is considered entirely ethical, while black hat is considered unethical. Gray hat, then, would be something in-between: ethical to some, but perhaps not to others.
The short answer is yes. In fact you will need to make sure that you can run several databases. There are many web applications that have need of a database to run. Let’s say you want to have a Blog on your site. You could download the free script from WordPress. To set it up it you need a database. There are numerous applications that necessitate databases that you should consider at least getting 5 or 6 available as a bare minimum.
You can create a smooth buying process by first capturing your reader’s name and e-mail address and then send them automatically to your money page or affiliate page by use of your autoresponder. These affiliate companies will handle the entire transaction from start to finish and all you have to do is wait for your check.
Proofread. Make sure that you have checked your site for typos and content mistakes. If you can, have someone else read through your website. It’s sometimes hard to catch your own mistakes. Here’s a trick that I use. Once my site is live, I take each page and put it into a Word Document and it makes it easier to find errors. Be careful with this one though because it won’t always find words that are misused like their instead of there.