Internet Online Glossary of Terms

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Glossary

The following are definitions that might interest you:

  • Affiliate Program: Earning commission by selling another party's goods or services.


  • Article Marketing: Earning commission by selling another party's goods or services.


  • Autoresponder: An electronic robot that automatically answers emails and/or automatically sends a series of emails to someone who requested information or subscribed to an information service.


  • Banner Ads: Graphic advertisements on a webpage that look like flags.


  • Browser: Software you use to view the internet, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox.


  • Bulletin Board/Forum: Sites where people share information publicly.


  • Cookie: A small file written to your harddrive that identifies you to a site you want to go to.


  • Directory: More or less yellow pages for websites broken down into categories.


  • Domain:The name of a website, such as www.bluehost.com


  • eBook:The name of a website, such as


  • FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions, a good place to learn websites.


  • Forum: A public meeting place. Usually to post and discuss specific topics.


  • Frames: A method of building a webpage that is essentially several mini-pages on one page.


  • FTP: File Transfer Protocol. A method for transferring files from site to site.


  • HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language. A special language that tells the browser how to present your webpage.


  • HTTP: Hyper Text Transfer Protocol, how hard drives and servers talk to each other and let each know what they want.


  • Hyperlink: A vehicle on the web that takes you from where you are to where you want to go. (www.hyperlink.com) looks like that.


  • IP Address: The numerical address of the server you are using.


  • ISP: Internet Service Provider, such as AOL or Earthlink.


  • Keywords: Word or phrases used by web surfers to find relevant sites or information.


  • Mailing List: A group of people that have subscribed to a newsgroup or digest.


  • Newsgroups: A group of users who read and post information of interest about a certain topic.


  • Online Auctions: Sites set up on the Internet for people to buy and sell, such as eBay. Offers profit opportunity for many.


  • Online Store: A website, either ready made or you build yourself to market products for people to purchase. An example would be Yahoo Store.


  • Opt-in E-mail Marketing: Marketing to individuals via email who have requested information.


  • Pixel: A colored dot on a monitor.


  • Pay-Per-Click Search Engines: Search Engines that feature advertising in which you only pay if someone clicks on your ad.


  • Residual Income: Income that you receive on a recurring basis without additional effort, such as magazine subscriptions, insurance premiums, and affiliates or associates.


  • Search Engine: A website surfers use to find other websites, such as Google or Excite.


  • Social Marketing: A website surfers use to find other websites, such as Google or Excite.


  • Webdesign Software: A website surfers use to find other websites, such as Google or Excite.


  • Webhost: A website surfers use to find other websites, such as Google or Excite.

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