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A Short History Of Gumtree

Gumtree was founded in March of 2000 by Michael Pennington and Simon Crookall. The two men founded the site in an attempt to provide a community hub where people new to the London area, or those planning to move to London, could find an easy place to get started in the city. From housing accommodation to employment to even social events, Gumtree informed the new citizens of London about the city. Since the creation of the site, Gumtree.com has extended to several other cities such as Glasgow (Scotland) and New York (United States).

As the years have passed, Gumtree has grown into the largest job site in London and has become to largest classified advertisements site (according to Alexa) in the United Kingdom.

Due to the success of Gumtree, it was acquired by eBay in May of 2005 for an undisclosed price.

Lately, the Gumtree history has had no big additions. Besides some expansion in 2007, Gumtree has managed to stay relatively the same over the years.

The Need Of A Proxy For Facebook

Face book is one of those websites where it is a good idea to use a proxy when accessing. There are many reasons as to why a user should use a proxy when using Facebook but this article will mention the most important reasons.

The main reason as to why you should use a proxy on Facebook is to prevent people from knowing your Facebook activities (such as parents, teachers, et cetera). Unless you want these people exploring your every move on the Face book network, it is ideal to use a proxy to deny these looking eyes access to your sacred account. You would be surprised as to how many parents discover their children's activities on Facebook due to the fact that these people did not use a proxy to protect their tracks.

Another reason as to why you should use a proxy on Face book is to prevent the company from tracing you to your actual location. While normally Face book would not worry with your location of residence, they may report this information to law enforcement agencies in some occasions (for example, if you are suspected of breaking a law and Face book could assist in the situation). Face book works with these agencies with no hesitation so it is important for you to protect yourself. If you use a proxy, they will have a hard time pinpointing your exact location.

How to deliver best online experience?

As an internet business owner you must have been wondering many times what factors are important to online shoppers? In other words, how to differentiate your e-commerce site and store from the competition. How to draw and satisfy the biggest number of online visitors so they will keep returning. The key to online success is to enhance web-based customer support and create online experiences that increase site loyalty and drive sales. Simply, make every online experience for your customers as positive as possible by fully responding to users' needs. Only then you will avoid users abandoning the web site prior to a purchase being made or during the process. They are likely to reach their credit cards after examining your e-commerce web site. Deliver consumer experience at a higher level than the rest in digital marketplace giving your visitors much more in return. The option that online shoppers seek and will appreciate is the capability to get live shipping rates and track their shipments for major carriers: UPS, USPS, DHL and FedEx with a click right from their desktops. To enable these handy functionalities, integrate into your e-commerce application .NET rating and .NET tracking component that will transform your online enterprise site into a thriving business offering high-level customer satisfaction.

Revamp of Greenville Realty Site

Greenville Website OurGreenville.com, a site specializing in Greenville Condos (well that's the sister site) and Greenville SC Real Estate sales has redesigned their interface for 2008. The redesign was after consideration of usability and design features. The webmaster at this Greenville real estate site used feedback from over 20,000 visitors to design a page that was usable and clean for home buyers to find their dream home. The site still has many of the same features such as a detailed Greenville neighborhood page and individual pages for other neighborhoods. Tanner Estates in Simpsonville, SC is one of the new neighborhoods featured that is still under construction. Nearby, Hollington in Simpsonville, SC is catering to high-end sales for people wanting to be near highway 14, a convenient artery for traffic to and from other suburbs. Creekwood in Simpsonville, SC is still being worked on, but does provide home buyers with some nice alternatives.

Do you know what long term care is?

Millions of American baby boomers will be retiring soon and the need for long term care insurance is going to start growing faster than ever. But do you even know what long term care is and what long term care insurance costs and pays for? In a nutshell, long term care insurance is a type of health insurance that covers non-medically necessary health care.

Long Term Care insurance policies are held by millions of Americans already. Recent innovations in policies have made them even more consumer friendly than they were when this type of insurance was pioneered by Genworth in the mid 1970s. So how do you qualify for long term care insurance?

Well, there are six activities of daily living that you must be able to perform to qualify for the policy. For most policies, once you've had a doctor certify that you cannot do at least two of the six activities of daily living, you can then qualify for your long-term care insurance policy. In this post we have linked to several long term care insurance articles - check them out for more information on this important type of insurance.

OnlyStop.com: The One Stop Financial Comparison Site

Having been a university student I know first hand how difficult it can be trying to balance your personal finances. There always seems to be something else to pay and finding the cash is sometimes a struggle. I'm not a financial whizz so I often need to ask advice from my friends and family, but it would be handy if all the information was in one place to save my embarrassment. OnlyStop.com fills that role nicely by collecting essential financial information into a single comprehensive resource.

Going back to my student days again one of the most important steps I took was opening some new bank accounts. I opened a new current account for my day to day transactions and a high interest savings account with my friendly mutual building society. Banking is a cut throat industry and the major players all offer incentives for signing up to their products. In the case of current accounts it's best just to take a step back and avoid being blinded by all the free cinema vouchers and cash back. It's a much shrewder plan to choose an account with minimal fees (preferably none), a favourable rate of interest and appropriate overdraft facilities just in case you find yourself short.

Insurance is another must have for any university student. It's worthwhile having your laptop, phone and other personal belongings insured because student accommodation is a known haunt for criminals on the lookout for the latest must have gadgets. Sometimes it's possible for your parents to have your belongings covered in their own home contents insurance. It's well worth asking them to get some new home insurance quotes to find out if this is possible. A lot of students now have cars too, which is an additional financial burden. Big savings are to be had by shopping around for the right car insurance deal and by driving economically using the right gears and avoiding excessive acceleration and breaking.

For more essential financial advice check out OnlyStop.com.

Swimming Pools

It might just be me getting older but time seems to fly by nowadays. It seems like only yesterday we were enjoying a family Christmas at home. It won't be long at all until we're out in the garden drinking cool beer, eating barbecue charred food, watching sport on TV and generally lazing around in the warm summer sun. What better way to refresh yourself than by splashing about in your very own pool? A pool is the perfect addition to your outdoor entertainment and relaxation.

Getting your own pool is actually much easier than you think. Red's Swimming Pools have a good selection of above ground pools which are installed in a short time and with the minimum of fuss. A choice of round and rectangular pools are available to maximise your garden space. As well as those with a rigid construction there are also inflatable versions which can be easily drained and stored between use.

If garden space (and weather!) isn't an issue then you might prefer one of Red's inground swimming pools instead. These inground pools are constructed of heavy duty steel, aluminum or thermoplastic making them strong, durable and long lasting. A wide selection of lifeguard chairs, slides, filters and swimming pool liners are also available allowing you to personalise your pool appearance. The liners come with the piece of mind afforded by a 15-year manufacturer warranty.

Red's winter swimming pool sale makes this the ideal time to snap up a swimming pool bargain.

Best 10 Independent Non-Profit Website Hosting Reviews

With the ever increasing breadth and diversity of the web it's difficult to know exactly which company provides the best website hosting. I know from personal experience that some of the less scrupulous companies don't always provide as comprehensive and reliable a service as they would have you believe. Ideally webmasters want a hosting company that offers a combination of great value, ample storage capacity and bandwidth, minimal down time and reliable customer support. But with so many companies out there which way do you turn?

Upperhost has taken much of the stress and leg work out of choosing a hosting company. It is an independent web hosting review site that takes a critical, in depth look at the different companies out there. Upperhost's front page contains a convenient summary of their top 10 hosting providers. Each host is scrutinised in closer detail on its own dedicated review page.

Bluehost web host is currently at the top of the list with an impressive 93% grade A. It scores well in terms of performance, reliability and customer relations. The review also give details about the Bluehost features and control panel, value for money and past customer experiences. A feature of all of the Upperhost reviews is the at a glance summary column on each review page. This makes it very easy to compare the services offered by each hosting company quickly and easily.

Web Hosting Pad comes in a respectable second place. Looking at the performance chart it's obvious that although Web Hosting Pad has many great add-ons it doesn't perform quite so well on customer relations. This probably means it's a better choice for the more advanced webmaster who requires less support.

Whatever your web hosting requirements you are sure to find a review of interest at Upperhost.

The Number 1 Resume Writing Services Online

Applying for a new job can be a daunting prospect at the best of times. All those forms to fill in and interviews to overcome - it can be quite stressful, particularly if you're already unemployed and under pressure to find work. It will definitely help if you have a high quality resume and thankfully help is at hand.

US Resume Writers offer the best resume writing service online. This well established company has provided resumes to over 30,000 clients over the years. All needs are catered for with a comprehensive range of resume packages to suit your budget and individual requirements. The Basic package will produce a resume designed to showcase your strengths and grab the job interviewer's attention. It also comes complete with personalised telephone support and the opportunity to have minor revisions. At the other end of the scale is the Crown package which comes with full updates, rewriting and support for 2 years. This comprehensive package will produce five unique resumes guaranteed to stand you ahead of the crowd.

The site also includes several resume samples so that you have a realistic idea of the finished product and how it will suit your needs. With such great resume help at hand there really is no reason why you can't aspire to your dream job. See what's on offer by heading to US Resume Writers.

Free iPhone

Unless you've been living in a cave for the last 6-months you can't have failed to notice that there's one piece of mobile communications equipment that everyone is talking about. With it's awesome touch screen technology, wide multimedia function and slick email and web-browsing capabilities the Apple iPhone has attracted widespread acclaim - even from those who know absolutely nothing about technology!

Unfortunately cramming all of this power into such a small package comes at a price which isn't usually cheap - not usually cheap unless you read and follow Simply Free iPhone's advice to get yourself a free Apple iPhone that is.

It's probably easier than you think to get a free iPhone online. It is done by the simple process of referral marketing. In general terms you are rewarded for signing up to free trials, thereby raising the profile of certain products. You are also rewarded if you refer your friends to take part in free trials too. If enough people follow your lead you can easily get your hands on that fabulous new iPhone.

Learn more and get the latest free iPhone news by visiting Simply Free iPhone.


If you're anything like me you'll enjoy buying and trying the latest electronic gadgets on the market. Technological advancement means that many of these items are smaller and more powerful than ever before and there's always something new to enhance your at home entertainment. Better still there are a few ways of obtaining some of the latest must haves free of charge, as Gadgets4Nowt explains.

The Sony PS3, with it's built-in Blu-Ray technology and state of the art high-definition graphics, is widely regarded as one of the best gaming machines ever made. Gadgets4Nowt tells it's readers how to get a free PS3 by the simple process of promoting a couple of websites by asking some of their friends to sign up for free trial offers. Why would anyone want to pay hundreds of dollars when they could get a free PS3 instead?

By exactly the same token it is entirely possible to get a free Nintendo Wii. The Wii, Nintendo's smallest and most powerful console to date, gives a whole new meaning to the phrase interactive game play. With it's revolutionary Bluetooth remote and vast games library Wii has taken the world by storm - so much so that many stores ran out of consoles in the run up to last Christmas.

To learn more about getting the latest electronic items for free visit Gadgets4Nowt.

Travelling Cheap on the Credit Card Companies Dime

When you read this blog post, you are probably instantly thinking of a scam. As a child your parents always told you if it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t true at all. Well, in this case, I can assure you that this post is going to be legit and will save you a ton of money and time on your next flight out to see your relatives or friends.

Let’s think back to the last time you flew in an airplane. Do you remember how much an airline ticket cost you? If you can’t remember, it’s ok. They still are pretty outrageous. What if I told you that every time you used a credit card, you could rack up free points for a free ticket in the future? Does this still sound too good to be true? It’s not! Let’s go on.

Airline credit cards are the most underrated credit cards on the market. When people think of flying, they don’t think that they can save on something as silly as a flight. What people don’t realize is that there’s a saving solution to everything. It just takes a lot of energy to find out about these things.

Airline credit cards work in a very simple way. Every time you use your card when you purchase your airline tickets, you will receive points. Depending on the airline and the card you have, you may receive up to double or triple the points; this would be written in your terms and conditions.

The next time you think about taking the family out on a trip, consider Travel credit cards, not only will you save a lot of money, you will make your family proud as well!

Save on Gas the Easy Way

If you’re of legal age in the United States, I’m sure you have some sort of automobile or something that runs on gas. If you don’t, well this post isn’t meant for you but if you plan on wanting to save on gas in the future, I suggest you keep reading.

Gas prices are by far, the topic you hear everyone talk about. You hear people talk about the prices at the gas stations, at the dinner table, and while waiting in line at the doctor’s office. No matter where you go, you hear people complain about the price and how it never goes down. The fact is that most people don’t use their brain and try to find saving techniques. Everything in life can be bought have a discounted price, no matter what you’re purchasing! You just have to put some time and effort into it and the savings will come.

The purpose of this post is talk to you about gas credit cards. If you’re not familiar with them by now, you should be. If you’re sick of pulling up to the pump and paying that ridiculous three dollars and some change per gallon, your mindset is about to change when it comes to gas prices. When people think of credit cards, they instantly think of debt and bad things. Credit cards are only bad for people who can’t control their spending and can’t make the best out of their credit card. If you can control your spending, you can reap all the benefits.

Gas Cards can sometimes save you up to ten percent per gallon depending on what card interests you. Generally, you’re going to save more with a card that focuses on one gas station. The next time you’re ready to fill up at the pump, remember this post and think to yourself, “I could be saving a lot more money if I had a gas credit card.”

The Laparoscopic Band Centre

Obesity, particularly in older age, can lead to a whole range of health problems including diabetes, heart disease and sleeping and joint disorders. Sometimes a person is just unable to lose weight via the conventional route of healthy eating and regular exercise. Lap band surgery could be the ideal solution to overweight and obese people in that category.

The lap band is a small, toroidal implant which is located around the oesophagus at the entrance to the stomach. The procedure is minimally invasive and results in less scarring and recovery time than conventional weight loss surgery. Once in place the implant is carefully injected with saline, which causes it to swell and gently constrict around the stomach entrance. The reduced stomach volume causes the patient to feel a sense of fullness when they have only eaten a small amount of food, thus limiting their calorific intake.

New Bandsters (people with the lap band) are supported by a comprehensive patient care program. This includes regular follow ups where the band can be adjusted as necessary. Education is also a big priority with patients being trained to eat properly by choosing small, nutritious portions of food as they are supported with a fitness program.

With over 400,000 success stories globally the quick, efficient and hassle free lap band procedure could really put you well on the road to a healthier lifestyle. For more information visit The Laparoscopic Band Centre.

New Bodybuilding Supplements Information Site

Bodybuilding is the process of maximising muscle tissue through a disciplined regime of exercise, weight training, controlled calorific intake and periods of rest. Higher levels of muscle growth, repair and activity require a specialised diet which is rich in carbohydrates and protein. A lot of bodybuilders also take scientifically formulated bodybuilding supplements to help them achieve their goal of peak muscular condition.

Whey protein, from cow's milk, is a readily usable source of branch chain amino acids. It has a high biological value (BV) meaning it is metabolised and gets to the site of action much more quickly than other protein types. There are few natural sources of whey protein, so supplements provide a convenient source of this essential muscle building block. It comes in two main forms - concentrated, containing around 75% protein by mass, and isolated, containing around 90% protein by mass. The isolated form is whey protein at its purest with nearly all the fat and carbohydrate removed. As well as the obvious benefits to bodybuilders and endurance athletes whey protein is also of interest in the field of weight loss and wound healing.

Carbohydrates are also a vital ingredient in the balanced bodybuilder's diet. All that extra muscle growth and physical exertion means that that average bodybuilder burns more calories than someone of normal build. There are a huge range of carbohydrate products out there, but it's difficult to know exactly which does the job best. Thankfully someone else has done their homework by writing some informative supplement reviews to give an idea of what works best.

With will power, a controlled diet and regular weight training could you be the next Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Information on Tendonitis

Tendonitis is a painful condition where the strand of fibrous tissue connecting muscle to bone becomes inflamed and sore. It can be easily treated if caught early, but if left unchecked long-term damage to the tendon can occur. Tendonitis is caused by repetitive strain on the tendon, perhaps due to sport, or as the result of injury, old age or overstrain.

Football players regularly suffer from injuries like achilles tendonitis, which is caused by sudden bursts of overstrain on the achilles tendon as the player runs, stops and turns. The tendon runs all the way down the back of the lower leg. The risk of achilles tendonitis is exacerbated by poor footwear and inadequate warm up before exercise. Women who wear high-heeled shoes are also at risk because the tendon tends to shorten due to the angle of their foot.

Just as footballers can have trouble with tendonitis due to the sudden movement of their legs, tennis players and golfers are susceptible to elbow tendonitis due to the repetitive jerky movement of their arms. The elbow is a hinged joint where lots of tendons and muscle groups come together. Elbow tendonitis is characterised by localised pain, inflammation and stiffness during or shortly after exercise.

Tendonitis prevention is achieved by warming up before exercise, using the correct equipment and avoiding overexertion. The symptoms are alleviated by resting the affected area and applying a cold compress. More advice on tendonitis can be found at iTendonitis.com.

Lose Weight Group Teaches You How To Lose Weight

It's getting towards that time of the year when people start booking their summer holidays. Usually they want to head towards a more tropical climate with long golden beaches as far as the eye can see. But then there's an alarming thought - what will I look like sunbathing on the beach in just my swimsuit? There's no chance of hiding that beer gut or bingo wings when you're out there with the sand between your toes. You really need to take action now.

Lose Weight Group is a new online resource for people just like you who want to lose weight. It's for people who want to banish that dreaded middle-aged spread but have so far been unsuccessful, whether by a lack of will power or by inadequate guidance and support. There's no secret in the fact that weight loss can be achieved by a combination of diet control and exercise. This site is packed full of great weight loss tips to guide you along the way.

Whenever I try and lose weight I usually manage to do the exercise but struggle with the diet part. I think it's a lifestyle issue - I haven't got time to mess around spending ages making fancy rabbit food. I'd rather not spend a fortune on specialty food either - just something quick and easy with a bit of taste. Luckily the Low Weight Group's specially tailored diet plans have taken all of these factors into account. The site provides a range of diet sheets to suit the lifestyle needs of all sorts of people. There diets range from 1000 calorie a day weight loss plans, right up to 2,500 calorie a day weight maintaining regimes.

Whatever your weight loss needs head across to the Lose Weight Group and see what's on offer!