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What is the “useful but incomplete” approach in terms of promoting your product in an online article or so-called e-zine?
Ans:  Making the article useful but leaving it incomplete so the market is enticed but has to follow your link to learn more

What is an “anonoblog”?
Ans:  A blog written and maintained by an anonymous author, often under a pseudonym or pen name

Search engines will return different results depending on the word order of the search terms?
Ans:  True

Ans:  If your website sells golf equipment, your promotional articles should be written about _____________
Ans:  All of the above

What is ‘podcasting’?
Ans:  Distribution of audio and other media files for download to digital music or multimedia players such as iPods

If you write something libellous in a blog, you can still be sued for defamation despite the apparent freedom of expression on the Internet?
Ans:  True

How should you change your writing style ( when writing about the university application process) if you’re writing for student applicants rather than their parents?
Ans:  You must varying the information, your voice, advice, recommendations, so it can be read by both students and parents equally successfully

What distinguishes a blog from a website?
Ans:  Contact details

What is “misinformation”?
Ans:  Information which is misleading or distracting or at least partial wrong

Which of the following are good ways of promoting your business or website and thereby selling your product online?
Ans:  All of the above

What are “Google alerts”?
Ans:  A system where Google e-mails you the results of your pre-arranged search terms on a regular basis to stir you thoughts about writing blog content

Online articles do not need to be cited especially when taken from another online source?
Ans:  False

What is “CEOBlog”?
Ans:  A blog maintained by a Chief Executive Officer

What does the term”spomment” refer to in the blogsphere?
Ans:  Comment spam

How long does an author’s copyright – whether in print or online – last?
Ans:  For 70 years after he/she dies

What are ‘article submission sites’?
Ans:  Sites that help submit articles you have written about your product for online publication so that you don’t have to spend valuable time sending out your articles individually

At what point does a work – whether an online blog or in print – come under copyright?
Ans:  As soon as it is created

Which of the following are good ways of sourcing information for online content such as blog postings?
Ans:  All of the above

If you’re writing an article about the automotive industry, which of the following would be the best way of promoting your article?
Ans:  All of the above

What is “blogsphere”?
Ans:  The collective content of the blogs worldwide

What does “‘ping’ your blog” mean?
Ans:  An alert that notifies the original poster of a post when someone else writes an entry concerning the original post

what is a “tag”?
Ans:  A language element, such as a word, often used in blogs to identify the type or types of content that makes up a particular post

What is “blogosphere”?
Ans:  Blog companies that group together and buy smaller blogs

In terms of keywords for promoting a website about global money, which of the following groups would be the best choice?
Ans:  Dollar, yen, pound sterling, exchange rate

Which of the following is the term used for the collective blogging intelligentsia, namely the most influential blogger online by page rank owing to their high traffic count?
Ans:  A & B
a. Glamorati
b. Hoi polloi

Which of the following is not a blogging provider or blogging service available on the web free of cost?
Ans:  Bluehost

State whether True or False
Copyright is available not just for published works but also for works in private use that have not or may never be published.
Ans:  True

What can you do to make your articles more appealing to online readers?
Ans:  All of the above

Is it a good idea to have more than one blog with the same content in order to increase traffic?
Ans: 2. Yes two blogs, even with the same content, will double your traffic

If  you write an article about admission to graduate courses in universities, your target audience is likely to be……..
Ans: c) a range of readers who are thinking of applying for admission to a graduate school.

What are google alerts?
Ans: d) A system where google e-mails you the results of your pre arranged search terms on a regular basis to stir your thoughts about writing blog content.

What is fair use in terms of using someone else’s copyright online?
Ans: a) A system where copyright is exchanged between the original owner and the blogger who co-opts it.

What is autocasting?
Ans: d) An automated form of podcasting that allows bloggers to create audio versions of text only blogs using RSS feeds.

Which is the correct order for finding your target audience and selling goods or services to it?
Ans: c) Have a business plan, identify your audience type and their level of expertise, design a strategy for drawing them to your site with greater interest in your product, make sales, and identify their interest in your product.

What are blooks?
Ans:  d)All of the above.

When writing an article about safty and light bulbs, which of the following is likely to be your target audience?
Ans: b) Ordinary people involved in home improvement

If you write an article about automotive industry,  which of the following would be the best way of promoting your article?
Ans: a) Adding internal links within your blog that cross reference the article.

What is the term used for the number of times the keyword is used divided by the total word count on the page?
Ans: d) Density of syllables

What are stop words?
Ans: c) Words that are banned on the blogosphere by the blog police

What is the useful but incomplete approach in terms of promoting your product in an online article or so called e-zine?
Ans: c) making the article useful but leaving it incomplete so the market is enticed but has to follow your link to learn more.

In sourcing information you may use materials not subject to copyright such as names common symbols.
Ans: false.

What is open thread?      
Ans: b) all threads that have closed links.

What are FAQs?
Ans: frequenly asked questions.

Which of the following is the term used for the collective blogging intelligentsia, namely the most influential bloggers online by page rank owing to their high traffic count?
Ans: b) hoi polloi.

How long an author does’s copyright-whether in print or online-last?
Ans: For 40 years after he or shedies.

What is blogosphere?
Ans: d) blog companies that group together and buys smaller blogs.

What is placing of keywords in the important parts of a webpage so that search engines may give the priority called?
Ans: keywords prominence

what will happen if you type the  sport basketball in the google search box?
Ans: google will find the web pages about sport that  contain the word basketball.

What is pod casting?
Ans: d) mass email for marketing purposes to promote several blogs at the same time.

SE will return different results depending on the word order of the search terms.
Ans: True

What is affiliate business program?
Ans:b

It's a good idea to create identical content on multiple blogs as this can increase web traffic and get higher listings in search engines.
Ans: a. True    

Which of the following is most likely to guarantee the content on your blog is professional, subject-appropriate and grammatically correct?
Ans: c.  Reading it through before posting      

There's little need to copy text before trying to publish it to the web because you rarely lose the text at the time of publication.
Ans: a.  

If you own a copyright on your own works, you can license your work for reproduction and publication around the world according to place and length of time.
Ans: b.  

What distinguishes a blog from a website?
Ans: d. Contact details      

What is "misinformation"?
Ans: c. Mr. Information      

If your website sells golf equipment, your promotional articles should be written about _________ .
Ans: d. the best clubs to use at certain times    

What is the difference between a "patent" and a "trademark"?
Ans: b. Patents and trademarks are the same; it is copyright that is different      

Which of the following features will increase the likelihood of a reader staying longer on your blog?
Ans: b.Using external links to generate the new page as a pop-up window rather than going directly to the new site    

What is an "anonoblog"?
Ans: b Using external links to generate the new page as a pop-up window rather than going directly to the new

What is the reference list to other works placed at the end of an article called?
Ans: c. Original

What does "'ping' your blog" mean?
Ans: d. An alert that notifies the original poster of a post when someone else writes an entry concerning the original

What is a "tag"?
Ans: b. A language element, such as a word, often used in blogs to identify the type or types of content that makes up a particular

Which of the following are good ways of protecting your online content?
Ans: a. Searching for the plagiarists of your content    

Fooling the search engines with link farms, keyword stuffing, cloaking or alt text spamming is not a good idea because _____________________ .
Ans: d. All of the above      

What is a "plagiarism warning banner?"
Ans: b. A banner you place on your site or blog to deter potential plagiarists    

Why is it damaging to have dis functioning or non-functioning(dead)links on your website?
Ans: a. You cannot prevent people from reaching the destination without doing so

What are “subsidiary rights” if your blog becomes successful enough to receive an offer of publication in print?
Ans: All secondary rights sold by the agent or publisher, such as volume rights, audio rights, film and T.V. rights, book club rights, paperback rights etc

Why is it damaging to have disfunctioning or non-functioning(dead)links on your website?
Ans: You cannot prevent people from reaching the destination without doing so

What are “FAQs”?
Ans: Frequently Asked Questions

It is a good idea to have two blogs with the same content to try and increase traffic?
Ans: No, because search engines will be advised to close down one, if not both, of your blogs

Which is the correct order for finding your target audience and selling good or services to it?
Ans: Have a business plan, identify your audience type and their level of expertise, design a strategy for drawing them to your site with greater interest in your product, make sales, identify their interest in your product.

What distinguished a blog from a website?
Ans: Postings that occur according to a timeline that is updated so old posts can be traced

There’s little need to copy text before tying to publish it to the web because you rarely lose the text at the time of publication?
Ans: True

What is a “plagiarism warning banner?”
Ans: A banner you place on your site or blog to deter potential plagiarists

What are the websites “writework.com” and “schoolsucks.com”?
Ans: Websites where students can obtains papers to wrongfully use as their own, often for free

What is “autocasting”?
Ans: An automated form of podcasting that allows bloggers (and blog readers) to create audio versions of text-only blogs using RSS feeds

What is “Delicious”?
Ans: A social bookmarking site where users collectively tag favorite links

If you own a copyright on your own works, you can license your work for reproduction and publication around the world according to place and length of time.
Ans:. False

What is ‘placing of keywords in the important parts of a webpage so that search engines may give them priority’ called?
Ans: Keyword prominence

When writing an article about safety and light bulbs, which of the following is likely to be your target audience?
Ans:. All of the above

Why is it sometimes a good idea to create a blog independently with a host other than a free blog hosting service such as the Blogger?
Ans: You can add more intelligent interactivity such as widgets, site design, custom URLs etc

Which of the following is the most effective idea for creating a target audience that returns again and again to your blog?
Ans: Re-read and be your own editor, always removing unnecessary words, and phrases; keep your posting relatively short and post regularly

What is a “newbie”?
Ans: A term – potentially negative – applied to someone new to a discussion or blog

What will happen if your type the words “spot – basketball” in the Google search box?
Ans: Google will find all the web pages containing the words “sport” and “basketball”

Which of the following is most likely to guarantee that the content on your blog is professional, subject-appropriate and grammatically correct?
Ans: Reading it through before posting

It’s a good idea to create identical content on multiple blogs as this can increase web traffic and get higher listings in search engines.
Ans: False

What does “SEO” stand for?
Ans: Search Engine Optimisation

What is a ‘metablog’?
Ans: A blog about a blogging

Blog comments show up in Google searches in addition to the blog posts?
Ans: True

Where did the term ‘blog’ originate?
Ans: An abridgment of the two terms, ‘web’ and ‘log’

What is the reference list to other works placed at the end of an article called?
Ans: Original material

What is the difference between a “patent” and a “trademark”?
Ans: B & D
b. Patents and trademarks are the same; it is copyright that is different
d. A trademark protects a word, device or name that is used for trading goods whereas a patent protects inventions or discoveries

Which of the following is a good approach to planning to write a blog posting?
Ans: Idea, source content, write draft, save, read and edit, post to blog

What will happen if you type the words “sport-basketball” in the Google search box?
Ans:. Google will find the web pages about “sport” that do not contain the word “basketball”

Fooling the search engines with link farms, keyword stuffing, cloaking or alt text spamming is not a good idea because _____________________ .
Ans: All of the above

What are “blooks”?
Ans: Books that are written by bloggers and generally grow out of their blogs

The removal of the copyright tag-line means the work is no longer protected by copyright?
Ans: false

What is a “biz blog”?
Ans: A blog owned and run by a company or corporation

What do we mean when we say an author’s copyright is within ‘the public domain’?
Ans: We mean it is freely available for all, can be copied, reproduced and re-published

Which of the following features will increase the likelihood of a reader staying longer on your blog?
Ans: Using external links to generate the new page as a pop-up window rather than going directly to the new site

What do you mean by your article being ‘non exclusive’ while selling it online?
Ans: That you can publish it online elsewhere so long as they are ‘non exclusive’

Can you sell your copyright?
Ans: Yes, by licensing it according to territory and time

Which of the following are good ways of protecting your online content?
Ans: Searching for the plagiarists of your content

What is an “affiliate business program”?
Ans: Signing up to be a business partner with another online company to promote each other’s interests and thereby reaching a larger market

What is an ‘open thread’?
Ans: A thread that is open for discussion by those posting to it

If you’re writing an article about applying for admission to graduate courses in universities. Your target audience is likely to be ________.
Ans: A & B
a. 18-year olds
b. Students already in college

What does the term "spomment" refer to in the blogsophere?
Answer : Comment spam

What is the term used for "the number of times the keyword is used divided by the total word count on the page"?
Answer : d. Density of syllables

What is the "useful but incomplete" approach in terms of promoting your product in an online article or so-called e-zine?
Answer : c. making the article useful but leaving it incomplete so the market is enticed but has to follow your link to learn more

Which of the following is the most effective idea for creating a target audience that returns again and again to your blog?
Answer : a. Make individual posting as the more as the information, the better it is

What does "SEO" stand for?
Answer : d. Search Engine Optimization

Which of the following are good ways of sourcing information for online content such as blog postings?
Answer : d. All of the above

Which of the following are most important when optimizing content for search engines?
Answer : c. Adding keywords, tags, metatags and having quality content and regular updating

What is “autocasting”?
Answer : d. An automated form of podcasting that allows bloggers (and blog readers) to create audio versions of text-only blogs using RSS feeds

What are “FAQs”?
Answer : d. Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are good ways of promoting your business or website and thereby selling your product online?
Answer : e. All of the above

What are “subsidiary rights” if your blog becomes successful enough to receive an offer of publication in print?
Ans: All secondary rights sold by the agent or publisher, such as volume rights, audio rights, film and T.V. rights, book club rights, paperback rights etc

Why is it damaging to have disfunctioning or non-functioning(dead)links on your website?
Ans: You cannot prevent people from reaching the destination without doing so

What are “FAQs”?
Ans: Frequently Asked Questions

It is a good idea to have two blogs with the same content to try and increase traffic?
Ans: No, because search engines will be advised to close down one, if not both, of your blogs

Which is the correct order for finding your target audience and selling good or services to it?
Ans: Have a business plan, identify your audience type and their level of expertise, design a strategy for drawing them to your site with greater interest in your product, make sales, identify their interest in your product.

What distinguished a blog from a website?
Ans: Postings that occur according to a timeline that is updated so old posts can be traced

There’s little need to copy text before tying to publish it to the web because you rarely lose the text at the time of publication?
Ans: True

What is a “plagiarism warning banner?”
Ans: A banner you place on your site or blog to deter potential plagiarists

What are the websites “writework.com” and “schoolsucks.com”?
Ans: Websites where students can obtains papers to wrongfully use as their own, often for free

What is “autocasting”?
Ans: An automated form of podcasting that allows bloggers (and blog readers) to create audio versions of text-only blogs using RSS feeds

What is “Delicious”?
Ans: A social bookmarking site where users collectively tag favorite links

If you own a copyright on your own works, you can license your work for reproduction and publication around the world according to place and length of time.
Ans: False

What is ‘placing of keywords in the important parts of a webpage so that search engines may give them priority’ called?
Ans: Keyword prominence

When writing an article about safety and light bulbs, which of the following is likely to be your target audience?
Ans: All of the above

Why is it sometimes a good idea to create a blog independently with a host other than a free blog hosting service such as the Blogger?
Ans: You can add more intelligent interactivity such as widgets, site design, custom URLs etc

Which of the following is the most effective idea for creating a target audience that returns again and again to your blog?
Ans:. Re-read and be your own editor, always removing unnecessary words, and phrases; keep your posting relatively short and post regularly

What is a “newbie”?
Ans: A term – potentially negative – applied to someone new to a discussion or blog

What will happen if your type the words “spot – basketball” in the Google search box?
Ans: Google will find all the web pages containing the words “sport” and “basketball”

Which of the following is most likely to guarantee that the content on your blog is professional, subject-appropriate and grammatically correct?
Ans: Reading it through before posting

It’s a good idea to create identical content on multiple blogs as this can increase web traffic and get higher listings in search engines.
Ans: False

What does “SEO” stand for?
Ans: Search Engine Optimisation

What is a ‘metablog’?
Ans: A blog about a blogging

Blog comments show up in Google searches in addition to the blog posts?
Ans: True

Where did the term ‘blog’ originate?
Ans: An abridgment of the two terms, ‘web’ and ‘log’

What is the reference list to other works placed at the end of an article called?
Ans: Original material

What is the difference between a “patent” and a “trademark”?
Ans: B & D
b. Patents and trademarks are the same; it is copyright that is different
d. A trademark protects a word, device or name that is used for trading goods whereas a patent protects inventions or discoveries

Which of the following is a good approach to planning to write a blog posting?
Ans: Idea, source content, write draft, save, read and edit, post to blog

What will happen if you type the words “sport-basketball” in the Google search box?
Ans: Google will find the web pages about “sport” that do not contain the word “basketball”

Fooling the search engines with link farms, keyword stuffing, cloaking or alt text spamming is not a good idea because _____________________ .
Ans: All of the above

What are “blooks”?
Ans: Books that are written by bloggers and generally grow out of their blogs

The removal of the copyright tag-line means the work is no longer protected by copyright?
Ans: false

What is a “biz blog”?
Ans: A blog owned and run by a company or corporation

What do we mean when we say an author’s copyright is within ‘the public domain’?
Ans: We mean it is freely available for all, can be copied, reproduced and re-published

Which of the following features will increase the likelihood of a reader staying longer on your blog?
Ans: Using external links to generate the new page as a pop-up window rather than going directly to the new site

What do you mean by your article being ‘non exclusive’ while selling it online?
Ans: That you can publish it online elsewhere so long as they are ‘non exclusive’

Can you sell your copyright?
Ans: Yes, by licensing it according to territory and time

Which of the following are good ways of protecting your online content?
Ans: Searching for the plagiarists of your content

What is an “affiliate business program”?
Ans: Signing up to be a business partner with another online company to promote each other’s interests and thereby reaching a larger market

What is an ‘open thread’?
Ans: A thread that is open for discussion by those posting to it

If you’re writing an article about applying for admission to graduate courses in universities. Your target audience is likely to be ________.
Ans: A & B
a. 18-year olds
b. Students already in college

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