Wildmoz Internet Glossary A-Z
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LAN, Local Area Network, the purpose of LAN is to communicate from computer to computer, using pair cabling in an office type environment. Also used extensively in government applications, university, schools or hospitals. LAN’s are often connected to an Ethernet switch or router for the purpose of having a one-line-in, many-out, system; with all receiving a connection from one source and able to connect to one another. Also useful for Internet through radio signals, via transmitter and repeater masts, from a receiver dish connected to the Ethernet router, then distributed to a group of computers. See also WLAN in this glossary.
Link is when data is written as HTML markup so that the browser knows that the data is to connect with either nested data on your website or to an outside source on the Internet. This can be any type of data from text to images.
Link Bait is any link within a website with a purpose to get others to link to that website. Matt Cutts (from Google) defines link bait as anything “interesting enough to catch people’s attention. Link bait that is justifiable is rooted in quality content.
Link Juice is to understand SERP algorithms, because it is definitely SERP currency to rank a site high or not. To dominate competitors in your niche market with similar content, Link Juice is essential. For the short meaning, the more incoming links you can have related to your target keywords per page, the higher you will rank. Simply you will beat your competitors, by the higher number of content relevant keywords you have been linked for. Link Juice, is above average content, with above average links, to that content.
Localization means whether a website is written with terms and content pertaining to the specific region of the target ordnance. Or in a style more suited to the international audience, especially if your website material is able to be translated into other languages. Some products cannot be marketed in other than a localization language; this is referred to as localization.
Log In or logon is to ‘sign in’ to a password protected site or program. This is mainly done for security purposes to protect form hacking, malware or illegal harvesting of a sites codes and secure data information.
Log Off is the same as logon in reverse i.e. ‘log-out’. Logging off or terminating a connection is also for security reasons. If you only closed the tab of a site you were on, it becomes targetable by undesirables, because it is still open and not password protected at that time. A site or program must be Logged Off to keep it safe.
Lurking or a lurker is reading the postings in a discussion forum or on a blog site. Not contributing to the discussion, or signing in as a member, or contributing in any way, is referred to as lurking being a lurker.