14. April 2012 · Comments Off on Re-discovering eBay & Amazon… · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Richard Grady It is some time (a couple of years at least) since I did any selling on eBay (although I have used it quite a bit as a buyer) but this week I decided to list a few items that have been lying around the house for months.

Makes sense as I am never going to use them again so I might as well let someone else benefit and make a little money on the side 
;-) The one thing that I used to really hate about eBay was packing stuff up and taking it to the Post Office but I had forgotten the bit that I LOVED – watching people bid on the auctions and seeing your money going up! Now I should say that I only listed a few hundred pounds worth of stuff – certainly nothing that is going to make me rich but even seeing relatively small bids on your items for sale is exciting. In fact, I was having such a ball that I started listing some of my old books and DVDs on Amazon’s Marketplace. Now, if you have never heard of the Amazon Marketplace, let me tell you, this really is a very neat selling venue and a superb business concept on both sides. Quite simply, Amazon allow you to list books, CDs, computer games, DVDs, electronic goods etc for sale on their website (you don’t even need to write out a listing – it is auto-generated via the ISBN/barcode number!). When someone is about to purchase a book (or whatever) via the main Amazon site, they are also given the option to buy a copy of the same item from ‘Marketplace Sellers’. This means that they could get a second-hand (or new) copy of the same product cheaper from a different seller. If they opt to buy from you, Amazon takes the payment from the seller and sends you an email advising you of the sale and giving you the name/address to send the book/whatever to. Then every couple of weeks Amazon pays your money into your bank account. Of course, Amazon takes a small commission for providing the above service but they also charge the buyer a standard amount to cover postage costs. It is a win-win situation and I think it is a very shrewd move on Amazon’s part (in fact, they probably prefer it when someone buys from a Marketplace Seller since they get paid for doing absolutely nothing). So I ended up listing 20 or so items on Amazon as well and in less than 2 days, I have already sold half of them and earned over Ј100! Remember this is in respect of a few books and DVDs that would have just sat on my shelves for the next 6 months/year/who knows? How often do you read the same book twice or watch the same DVD more than once? eBay and Amazon offer two different ways of selling your second-hand possessions and both ways are quick and easy as well as being enjoyable. Having ‘re-discovered’ both sites as a seller after several years, I am enjoying selling on both – eBay because of not knowing what the final sales price will be and Amazon because it is just SO easy (you don’t even have to communicate with the buyers!). I still can’t stand the packing and shipping though! 
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14. April 2012 · Comments Off on Website Promotion With Free Article Marketing · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

If you have never used article marketing when promoting your website you have been missing out on a valuable tool in internet marketing. Article marketing is an effective way of creating backlinks and drawing attention to your online business. What you need to take advantage of the opportunities in article marketing is either some basic writing skills or the resources to hire someone who has those skills. Then what you need to do is write useful articles related to your websites niche. As an example, if you have a website that deals with antique automobiles you might want to write articles on the topic of auto restoration. Generally you will want to keep your articles in the range of 400 to 600 words. Prior to writing your articles you should determine the keywords you are targeting and use those in the article itself. That way the search engines can pick up on them and their relevance to your website. Try to place those important keywords within the first and last paragraphs of the article you are writing. By writing in this manner you will gain the interest of surfers interested in your niche and that of publishers and webmasters also. The part of the article that allows you to gain a backlink to your website is known as the resource box. This is an area at the end of the article that allows you to tell a little about yourself or your website with a link. You generally want to keep this to a three to five line blurb with one line about yourself and one or two about your website. That should cover it and get them interested enough to click through the link. You might be wondering how this will assist you in getting traffic to your site.

One way is by allowing other websites to use this content for republishing on their sites with resource box and all. Whenever someone uses that article to build content on their own site it will give you one more link and free online exposure which is how article marketing works. To really leverage your article marketing efforts you should submit your article to the major article directories such as Ezine. These larger article directories get traffic from webmasters looking for content to use on their sites and will allow your article maximum exposure. Whenever someone uses an article from one of these article directories part of the terms of use is keeping the resource box intact. As your article is used in the future it will continue to build backlinks to your website for years to come If you are thinking of using article marketing in a more specialized niche you can offer exclusive articles to a few websites for publication while including a link back to your website. Make sure to mention that the offer is unique and you will probably get a high acceptance rate. By using these article marketing techniques in conjunction with web directory submissions you can gain additional exposure and traffic to your website.

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on Knol – Wikipedia’s Rival · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

There’s a new kid on the online block named Knol and even this early in the development stage, some people are already predicting that it could bring about yet another significant change to the way we share information on the Internet. Knol is a new Web service being developed by Google that is meant to serve as a virtual storehouse of knowledge on the Internet. With content being contributed by various experts on different topics, it will behave much in the same way that Wikipedia does currently. In fact many industry experts have made the suggestion that Knol is set to become a direct competitor to Wikipedia and other similar types of web sites. Google is of course the go to web site as far as search engines go, being the most popular search engine web site today by far. If Knol is as successful in drawing a widespread following as the developers hope, it could bring about the Google’s transition from a search engine into a company that creates and publishes Web content. Some industry observers warn that one problem that could potentially arise is that Google’s objectivity in presenting search results could be compromised. Knol–the name of which is derived from the word “knowledge”–is being developed to allow people to create Web pages on virtually any topic. When completed, it will include several features that will allow its users the ability to perform a number of tasks, such as submitting comments, rating individual web pages and suggesting changes.

We mentioned earlier in this article that Knol has been compared to Wikipedia by many industry analysts. While there are in fact many similarities between the two web services, the main difference is that Wikipedia allows virtually anyone to edit an entry while Knol only allows the author of each particular “knol,”–which is what the individual pages in the service will be called–to do so. This means that the same topics could have many different authors with sometimes contrasting–or even competing–points of view. Google has stated that the main thrust of the Knol project was to focus attention on authors who have sufficient expertise on particular topics. As vice president for engineering at Google Udi Manber wrote in the Google corporate blog recently, the Internet has evolved largely without the benefit of a standardized means to highlight the author’s name on each web article. He goes on to say that the company believes that knowing who wrote a particular web article what will considerably aid users make better use of the Internet and its various content. Manber also stated that another important goal of Knol was to cover a wide range of topics, from the various sciences to health concerns to history. Eventually they hope to have Knol become the first stop for research on any topic. Today it is Wikipedia that provides that function and its web pages show up at the top of the results page of Google and many other search engines more often than not. Some in the industry have suggested that this latest move of Google is driven by the unprecedented growth of web sites that combine knowledge resources such as Wikepedia, and that Google feels the need to have a strong presence in that particular area. Wikipedia is by no means the only web site that offers that type of service. Many other companies have taken slightly different approaches in functioning as knowledge repositories on various topics on the Internet. These services include Squidoo, Yahoo Answers, About.com and Mahalo. In spite of the widespread popularity of these services–as well as the existence of many free tools that allow experts and regular people the means by which they can share their knowledge online–Manber said that Google feels that it is still not easy enough for the average user to do those things. Interestingly, considering all the hype and excitement that is currently surrounding the news of Knol’s existence, Google has refrained from discussing the project any further than these initial details, and have even said that it is still an experimental project at this time.

This means that just like many other Google tests that never saw the light of day, Knol could end up never even being released publicly at all. As for Wikipedia, site founder Jimmy Wales has downplayed his site’s comparison with Knol, saying that while Wikipedia’s goal is utmost objectivity in its content, with each individual article being the sum total of the collective knowledge of its various authors, Knol’s model will likely result in highly opinionated and possible even contradictory articles on even the simplest of topics. Another important distinction is that Wikipedia is a strictly non profit web site that does not carry any type of advertising, while Knol is a decidedly more commercial venture, with its content authors earning revenue from any Google ads on their site.

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on Save Money With Online Business Card Printing · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Yes if you have to purchase business cards for your business, you must check out online business card printing, because no only will it save you money but online business card printing will improve the look of your business cards.

You design your own cards, you can use the templates provided and then improve the design yourself, you can also create your own logo again either use a template or design your own, you can also upload your own design to the online business card printing company. These cards printed by the online business card printing company are printed in full colour and can also be printed on both sides, its your choice as you have complete control over all stages. In fact before you checkout you must inspect your card and either delete or confirm, you can also check your postage charges before you order the cards so you will know the exact cost of your order before you leave the site. The online business card printing company KashCards print the cards on top quality paper, they are printed in full colour and have fantastic graphics, every person you hand your card to will be impressed by the quality and look of the card. A business card gives people a first impression of you so you need your card to give a good impression plus the impression you want people to have of your business and can you can give a better impression than the one you have created yourself when you designed your own online business card. You owe it to yourself to have a go at designing your own online business card printing with absolutely no obligation, its very easy and you can use templates to design what you want or if you have a design you are happy with you can upload the design you already use, and they will be printed for you. Should you decide to use online business card printing and people ask where you get your cards from, this is very likely because of the quality of the cards and you have signed up for free your own personal link is printed on your card so should that person get cards from your link you will either get paid a commission or have it taken off your next order. So you can see the good idea you do not have to do anything you don’t already do and that is hand out your new good looking business cards out just like you have always done. And it is always possible that you could end up getting your online business cards for free if enough people see them and want to use them themselves, and go to your personal web site created for you free when you register, and buy business cards from your site. As you can see this is the perfect way to get your business cards, they will promote your business because of the quality of the cards people will remember you and your business. For more information http://www.Gordon.KashCards.com

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on Multiple Uses Of An Expired Domain Name · Categories: Make Money

Expired domain names can provide you a reliable ongoing, residual income for many years. They can also provide you a kind of leverage that ensures a steady flow of income. However, before you buy and register an expired domain name, you will need to consider the type of uses and benefits that you can derive from it, so that you can gradually create a viable income source.

In simpler terms, an expired domain name is that domains that are just registered for specific period. In case, they are not renewed, they will expire and become available for purchase by anyone. An expired domain name could be very precious and invaluable, as it has had a considerable amount of time and effort spent on advertising and promoting it over the web. The combined effect of time and effort gives you a host of benefits and advantages, as soon as you register a particular expired domain name. Here are some benefits and advantages attached to an expired domain name: • Advertising Revenues: A number of expired domain names accrue passive income to you, which trickle slowly over a period. The expired domain name that you register might have had a series of different advertising campaigns paying out different returns. For example, a corporate services advertising campaign will always pay more than a health advert campaign that pays lesser payout. • Another notable benefit with an expired domain name is the large inventory of site visitors. The expired domain that you own may have had a series of dedicated and loyal visitors. These visitors always from an invaluable link or traffic to your site. More the links you get to your domain, higher will be the search engine rankings. Similarly, more visitors also mean, more number of clicks your advertising links are likely to get. All these user friendly actions will result in an increased income. • The power of selling: A good expired domain name is a powerful tool that can result in very handsome gains to you. Recently, trading in expired domain names is getting popular as a mode of earning large profits. There are instances, when expired domain names dealers making millions of dollars within the blink of an eye-lid! There are several ways and means, by which you can use an expired domain name to make big gains. You can either develop a web site on one of those expired domain names or sell them as they come to you. However, you will need a very good and strong expired domain, before you can sell it to others. • Selling expired domain name traffic: This is yet another example of setting up a strong and stable financial base with your expired domains. A large inventory of expired domain traffic means more number of people visiting your domain. Once you lay your hands on an expired domain with a known history of traffic, you can sell both the domain and the attached traffic for a lucrative profit. Careful planning and a viable buying strategy will help you buy a good and meaningful expired domain name that can become a big money-spinner in the times to come.

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on Five Most Effective Internet Marketing Tools · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Titus Hoskins Like any industry, Internet Marketing has its own special marketing tools and methods. Many of these marketing tools may already be familiar to you: autoresponders, SEO software, link-building systems, content management programs, affiliate software… and the list goes on. However, Internet Marketing has other more effective, non-traditional marketing tools every marketer should know about if they want to reach their full potential as online marketers. Some of these marketing tools come cleverly disguised or camouflaged, with many surfers or customers completely unaware that they’re receiving a sales-pitch.

Yet, these innocent and simple sales techniques are some of the most effective marketing tools on the web. For anyone involved in Internet Marketing or for anyone wishing to become involved, a quick rundown of these marketing tools may prove helpful. Here’s a brief list and a few pointers on how to effectively use these marketing tools. 1. Domain Name Lets start at the very beginning. Your domain name should be considered your first Internet marketing tool. Pick it right and your domain name can also be your most effective marketing tool. Get it wrong and it may spell game over. Most marketers agree you should pick a short memorable keyword-related domain name. For example, www.hotels.com, it’s easy to remember/spell and it tells you exactly what the site is about. Picking a domain directly related to the keyword or keywords of your site will help greatly in obtaining a high ranking for your site with the search engines. Not to mention, it will be a great marketing and promotional tool, telling your potential customers exactly what your site is promoting and displaying. On the other hand, some marketers suggest you opt for a short jazzy name that can be easily remembered by your visitors. Ebay, Google, Napster, Yahoo… regardless of which route you take, make sure you examine all the marketing potential before you pick your domain name. The right domain name can be one of your most effective marketing tools on the world wide web. Many experts also suggest you only set up a dedicated server for your domain or domains. A dedicated server only carries one domain. Most hosting companies (for economic reasons) often share hosting servers, i.e. your domain is co-hosted with hundreds of other domains on the same server. Since you will be using the same IP address this may have dire consequences if one of the domains is accused of spamming or some other unscrupulous behavior. Even if you can’t afford a dedicated server, it would be wise (for SEO purposes) to have a separate IP address for each domain you own. Most hosting companies provide this service for a small fee. 2. Keywords Keywords, what surfers type into search engines to find what they’re looking for, are the real building blocks of the web. They are the single most important element in any online marketing venture. Pick the right keywords and you’re in business, pick the wrong keywords and again, it’s game over. Therefore, you must have special keyword software or use some online sites or services to help you pick the right keywords. Many top marketers use WordTracker.

com, GoodKeywords.com, or the new Keyword Elite by Brad Callen. A superior keyword research product will supply valuable information: number of searches made each month, amount of competition and the top sites targeting your keywords. Remember, you must target the right keywords with your site or online marketing. Targeted keywords draw targeted traffic (customers) to your sites or products. The right keyword software or program will have a direct correlation to the success or failure of your online marketing efforts. So choose wisely! 3. Articles Many marketers believe in and rely upon purely organic SEO techniques for marketing their sites. One simple method of organic SEO is writing and submitting keyword related articles around the topic of your website with links back to your site. As other sites display your articles you gain valuable one-way links back to your site. Search engines then follow all of these links and rank your site highly for the keywords in these articles. For this reason the modest article may prove to be the single most important marketing tool you have in your arsenal. As your site becomes highly ranked for these keywords, other sites will want to link to your site in order to become optimized for those same keywords… article keyword marketing is one of the most effective Internet marketing tools at your disposal. Used properly if can position your site in the search engines and bring in all that highly prized targeted traffic. Keep in mind, many Internet marketers have side-stepped the whole SEO optimization process by going directly to search engines and buying their traffic with PPC pay-per-click advertising.

Overture and Google Adwords program are good examples of this method. Marketers bid on clicks to their site’s keywords and bring in targeted customers. In knowledgeable hands, PPC marketing is an extremely effective and lucrative marketing tool. 4. Lists The backbone of any Internet marketing system is the list. It is another marketing tool you can’t do without. The list is simply a large database of contacts, people who have given you permission to email or contact them. These are subscribers who have opted-in to your ezine or newsletter. Most successful marketers keep countless different databases for each product or topic they’re targeting with their marketing. Ezines or newsletters are vital Internet Marketing tools that no online business should ignore. It is essential you keep in contact/touch with your past and future customers. You must build an ongoing relationship and connection with your customers. Besides your ezine or newsletter, many marketers also set up lists of affiliates to help promote and sell their products. Never underestimate the power of an affiliate system as an effective marketing tool. It is the stuff Empires are made of! Once a marketer has acquired a large list of loyal contacts or affiliates – the flood waters open up. Opportunities for JVs or Joint Ventures with other online marketers make for serious cash flow. 5. Blogs And RSS Feeds Blogging and RSS feeds have become essential marketing tools for savvy online marketers. Online journals or blogs are all the rage, especially in the marketing field.

These blogging systems such as WordPress are great content management tools that will quickly build a content-rich site, pulling in targeted traffic from the search engines.

Search engines are enamored with blogs and RSS feeds mainly because blogs provide fresh content, the main lifeblood of every good search engine. For this reason no site should be without a blog and RSS feed, it will keep your content regularly visited and indexed by the search engines. In addition, all that information and content is a perfect tool for drawing potential customers to your products and services. Along with your domains, lists, keywords, and articles – blogs are effective marketing tools that will play an important role in the success of your online marketing. In the right hands, these Internet marketing tools can work magic on any company’s bottom line. They are some of Internet Marketing’s most effective tools. You don’t have to think outside of the box, you just have to know what makes up the box!

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on SEO By Owner In Three Easy Steps · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

You have two choices to consider when trying get your site ranked higher in search engines. You can hire a Search Engine Optimization Company that is an expert in the field or if you have some time, you can do it yourself. Research your Keywords Ask yourself what keywords you think someone might type in when searching for products you sell or services you provide.

Though a keyword may be only one word it is usually a phrase made up of keywords. Phrases are more specific and will more than likely be what potential customers use when searching for products or services online. After a quick brainstorming session write down all that you were able to come up with. Make sure to consider geographical phrases if they are important to your customers and don’t forget of alternative words that could be used (an example could be “new car Littleton”). Make sure to surf the websites of your competition to get more ideas until you can come up with a list in the neighborhood of 20 to 30. Now you should take two keywords from your list that you feel potential customers will use most frequently. Take into consideration that popular keywords are also competitive keywords and harder to achieve higher ranking with. If your goal is to obtain a high ranking for the term “auto insurance”, the path to achieving it may be long. Try to make your keywords the ones that are most related to your business and not riddled with vagueness or extremely competitive. Make each phrase about two or three words in length like the previous example. Now that we have your keywords we will move on to the next step. Site Text Your site text is made up of the wording that is on your web page. There is a phrase for search engines and it is content is king. Search engines love unique content and your keywords should be placed in key locations within the content so Google understands the relevance your site has to them. Also make sure that your copy reads well around them as it needs to make sense for your visitors who are most important. Keywords can be placed in headings, at the top of pages, in bold or italics, used as link text for other pages of your site and in your title tag. Add additional content after you are finished tuning up your webpage. Give more detailed descriptions of the products and services you offer. Provide a frequently asked questions page and pages of articles that pertain to your products or services. With your design you should keep in mind that search engines cannot read images nearly as well as text. Sites that are made up with excessive flash or pictures really impede how well they can read the content of your site. Link Building A common way of thinking about links is that every link from another site that leads to yours is a vote for the popularity of your site. Every quality link you receive can improve your search rankings. The quality of your inbound links is more vital than the quantity. The preferred and more valuable link is from sites that are relevant to your niche and with authority (highly regarded in the niche).

A quality directory with relevant categories is another example. Just a few quality links with authority can have more value for your site than hundreds of lesser quality. Think of it like you do your personal business network. Both can have a strong effect on the success or failure of your business. Take time to consider all the other relevant websites in your niche such as organizations, industry affiliates and non-competing companies. Send them a email introducing yourself, your products and services and explain how your website could benefit their visitors. Then politely suggest that they create a link to your website from theirs. Record the Results Over time you should watch and record your search engine rankings by doing a Google search for your chosen keywords to see where you rank. You can also monitor where your visitors are coming from by watching your hosting reports. Do this for each significant page of your website. Continue to add to your websites content and increase the links to your website over time. This needs to be an ongoing effort for as long as you want visitors to your website. As you continue to record the results of your efforts you should see the traffic increase and with that your sales. Know where your visitors are coming from so you can continually monitor your marketing efforts successes. Only by measuring it do you know where and how to improve it.

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on Membership Millions – Secret System To Online Success · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Have you thought of working at home, building your own business Membership Millions business and working for yourself? That is a dream of most people – to get your freedom back and enjoy the commute of 1 minute to your home office every day.

Maybe you have thought of working at home running your own business. Well, you have to have a successful system to follow to learn the secrets of a wildly profitable at home online business. Did you know that over 87% of people who start working online with a business fail in the first 6 months? That is a scary number. However, when you look at the ads for these businesses, they promise the opposite result. How easy it is to succeed on the internet like with Membership Millions. So, what do you do to really to beat the system and actually make money working at home? I have seen the effect of a less stressful lifestyle, my younger sister has a master’s degree in Computer science and I have seen here commute 3 hours a day downtown, and now she is working out of her home taking care of her son. WOW what a different person! Well, there are three steps you need to take to help you succeed. If you work hard, take time to learn, you may have huge returns. It is best to have success by having a coach to learn from that has already learned the ropes. Let’s see what the Secret to success is all about: 1Target Market – When looking for a good target market, you need to find one that is underexposed. For example, health would be one that would be widely used. It is a very popular target market, and the competition for it would be way too high to have and expensive to make a profit with. A great target market is membership millions because think about, would we all like to have a million dollars? So, how can you find a good target Market? Searching the net for activity and action is the best.

Think about what your hobbies are.

Search through articles, the web, Ezines, magazine and get and get ideas to find a great target Market. A very hot way to find a target market is to analyze where all the traffic on the major search engines are going to. What are people typing in? Look for trends. The old saying goes “follow the money.” 2. Website Branding – Finding a good website to promote is what it is all about. Find an Affiliate Website that will meet the needs of your Niche. Include Audio, it is proven do drive in traffic. Also, the new 3D presentations are gathering a lot of traffic. Look for affiliate sites that give you the training on how to market their website. Remember knowledge is power, use the power of the knowledge someone has worked for years to acquire. I really believe in role modeling a super achiever, do what they do and get the same result. 3. Product Opportunities. Focus on being the customer yourself. Think of a product that you would love to have and it would improve the value for you and your family. Take the product for a test drive, see how it works, and test it. One of the biggest keys to success is doing what you love. Once you have gone through this process you must get a Marketing Plan. This is a business. You have to treat it like a business. Have one year goals, 90 day goals and monthly goals. Visualize your success. Your membership millions success is really based on how well you model a successful coach and most importantly take action.

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Straight Dope On Home Businesses · Categories: Make Money

A lot of people still have mighty misconceptions about the world of home businesses.

Some people think about those ads in the back of the National Enquirer promising suckers they can make thousands of dollars a week stuffing envelopes and believe that is where home business opportunities begin and end. It is a world of scammers and hopeless housewives, they believe. But what they don’t know is that twenty new millionaires a year are born from the home business world, and thousands upon thousands more are making far more money than they ever made working for someone else. They aren’t putting plastic crafts together or stuffing envelopes or placing tiny classified ads in papers across the country in imitation of late night infomercial salesmen. They are starting home businesses from scratch using ingenuity and perspiration to live the American dream. With the internet, the chance to change your life is there for everyone. And the internet really is where it’s at for the new wave of home business success. With some crash courses in internet marketing, SEO optimization, and a few other internet not-so-secret tips, just about anyone can make their website a success if they’re willing to put in the hard work and time and energy into doing it. It doesn’t take a genius in HTML coding to create a great website that brings in the traffic. There are free page builder programs that are easy to learn and, with a little creativity, can be used to make a website that meets all of your needs and looks nice to boot. After all, to make a success of yourself on the internet doesn’t mean you have to create the prettiest, most flash-tastic website on the web.

It just means you have to have it functional enough that people can purchase your product or service.

Of course, for every home business entrepreneur that is doing things the right way and building up an honest business, there are three that are just out to scam people for a buck. This is another thing that tends to give home businesses on the internet a black eye. There is a new form of shady criminal out there, the new millennium’s version of that scamming classified ad in the back of the tabloids. You’ll see their websites that look like long sales pitch letters with red headlines at the top. That they all look the same is no accident. Are all of them scams? Well. . .no. But they are usually less than honest. And they will likely sell you something you don’t need for far more than it’s worth. Still, the presence of some bad apples doesn’t mean there aren’t legitimate business people out there. If you want to join the home business revolution, all you need is a good idea, a way to sell your product or service with a decent profit margin, and the willingness to learn. The resources are out there already. Need to know how to optimize your website for the search engines? There are thousands (if not more) of articles out there for the reading. There are message board forums dedicated to helping people succeed on the web. The information is out there, you just have to be willing to learn it, and then put it to work. You could be the next home business millionaire. Please feel free to use this article on your blog or website; provided you give me credit for the article.

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on SERP – Search Engine Results Position · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

What is SERP A search engine results page, or SERP, is the listing of web pages returned by a search engine in response to a keyword query. The results will include a list of web pages with titles, a link to the page, and a short description that will show how the search keywords have matched in the content of a website page. A SERP may refer to a single page of links returned, usually ten websites. However, you can increase the number of results returned by specifying either 10 or 20 or 30 or 50 or even 100 in Google! search query. Why High Position in SERPs If you have a website, surely there is a reason for you to have published it. The basic reasons are to establish your business presence, to earn some money by selling your products, to make Business Information available, to establish your presence in the business that you are involved in. Many more reasons can be listed but we shall leave it at that. Consider the following facts:- a) 85% of all web sites are found through the search engines b) 99% of users search only the top 20 engines c) 91% of all users VISIT ONLY THE FIRST PAGE of search results In view of the above 3 facts, it is necessary that your website appears high up in serps to achieve your aim How to achieve High Position in SERPs To achieve high position in Search Engine Results you have to:- a) Ensure that the website page is optimized as per norms set by a Search Engine.

This contributes around 30% to your webpage being ranked high. b) Ensure that you have sufficient links to your website page. This is a major of the two factors contributing about 70 % to achieving high position in serps. However, do not aim at getting links at too fast a rate. Ideally, it should be 10-15 per week. Too fast a rate is considered as spam by search engines. Do not aim at linking to websites that have only high Pagerank. This also is considered as artificial. Check a website for its content before exchanging links with it. Though, the task of link exchange involves a lot of time and effort by way of 1) searching for link exchange websites, 2) visiting them to find if they are suitable, 3) emailing them with link exchange request or submitting link exchange request by filling up their form, 4) publishing their link at your site, 5) visiting the page where they have published your website link to verify the link exists and 6) to regularly visit their links page to verify the link to your website continues to exist. This is necessary as a lot of websites delete your link after some time. To make your task of link exchange easier there is a website www.toptenserp.com. The membership is free for one website. You have to just once enter your website details. After that you will continuously get 1 way links regularly at a set pace. Visit the site to see where some members links page rank.

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on Web Design – Why Is Content So Important? · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

What a strange title.

Of course content is important! Why bring it up? That is a good question.

The reason I bring it up is because for many web designers there seems to be the attitude that they should simply provide several areas of fixed content that may appeal to search engines. For most web designers this is a time saving tactic that bows to the notion that a site MUST be Search Engine optimized (SEO) without thinking about the life of the website post-launch. Sometimes the online business owner does not fully understand the role of fresh content to the improved status of their website. In most cases the business owner is simply anxious to get the site developed and launched and hasn’t taken the time to wonder what happens after it goes live. The web designer may not bring this up either. It is not that the web designer may not want the best for you, but they also know it may be labor intensive thus time consuming for them. They may also realize you might not have significant new data to include. Fresh content can be culled from a variety of locations. You can develop fresh content on your own or you can ask vendors for content that they may have that could be dropped into the website as needed. One of the best tools for gaining fresh, topic-specific content is through a free articles directory. This can solve some of the issues surrounding the need for content, but it may not address the ease with which you may want to see when it comes to placement of the content. What I mean by that is that your web designer may be the one responsible for alterations to your site, but they may also be busy enough that your request may not gain first priority. Some site owners report requested changes to their website can take days, weeks and sometimes months for their web designer to manage.

In some cases it seems to online business owners that the web designer is only interested in getting you up and running, but does not care as deeply for the day to day changes you may need. While there are some very responsive web designers available there is also a more personal solution to making content alterations to your website that functions on a timetable of your choosing. Web builder technology allows you to develop and maintain your website when and how you want without the need for a third party designer. In a world where SEO is so important to online business it is important to be able to keep your site fresh. If a web designer is not able to keep up with your needs it may be important to explore the possibility of web builder technology. In many cases you can develop multiple articles for release and place an embargo on the content until a certain day and time. What this means is you can develop a months worth of articles and instruct the software when you want it to place the content online. Imagine being on a business trip and still having new content placed on your site in your absence. You can be your own web designer. The results are positive, the responsiveness is immediate and the costs are significantly less than other alternatives.

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on Product Launching – The Tale Of Two Products · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

One of the key questions you will need to ask when it comes to product launching is an important one in relation to how you market the product. The question is this – what is the sales potential of the item you will be selling? In our tale of two products we look first at a hand crafted wooden box. This box has hand carved accents on the top and comes with a velvet-lined interior. These boxes are also the work of one recognized wood artisan. Several movie stars and even a few well-known politicians have commissioned special editions of these wooden boxes. When these special editions are ordered it typically takes 4-6 weeks to complete and orders must be insured when shipped.

The second product is also a wooden box.

It is machine tooled. It has a felt lining that is placed on an assembly line. Thousands of these boxes can be assembled each day and orders are often shipped out overnight. These boxes can be customized for corporate giving and artwork can be laser engraved with names and company logos. The box is designed to hold other specialty gift items from the company catalogue. It doesn’t take long to see that the primary difference between these two similar products might be the difference between a Rolex and a Timex. The first product is a product of luxury, an item designed to be an heirloom and one that will not be found in most homes. The second product will likely be a tasteful gift presented at company Christmas parties and as a cherished gift among friends and family. It is both a deluxe carrying case for other products and a keepsake for other bits of memorabilia. This tale of two products looks at the law of supply and demand. In the first case the supply is limited and the demand is generally slightly higher than available stock. What this means is that the consumer places a higher premium on the product and is more than willing to compensate the artisan for their one of a kind work. In the end fewer units will be sold, but the price per unit will be significantly higher than other wooden box manufacturers. The second scenario will typically find a ready supply of the assembly line boxes with quick turn around on customized boxes. While this will not be an inexpensive gift it will be an affordable gift. The business owner will accept a lower profit margin simply because they believe they can sell enough units to improve their overall bottom line profits.

Which company will succeed? Perhaps both. The move toward product launching will likely have you seeking to identify if this is a highly specialized product or something that has mass appeal and is easy to manufacture. Once that is determined it is possible to develop a marketing strategy that is in concert with your actual business needs. This is an important step when moving toward the launching of any new product in your online store.

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on Originate Your Design as Extraordinary · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

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14. April 2012 · Comments Off on Problems With Web Analytics · Categories: Make Money

There are two major problems with web presence analytics; they’re either non-existent or too complicated.

Many people may be against using web analytics because it not only measures success it also measures failure.

Someone in charge of marketing might be afraid to use web analytics because it would prove the failure scientifically. Avoiding web analytics because it shows failure is the wrong attitude. We learn from our failures and we must welcome the opportunity to gain knowledge of them. There is a lack of skilled employees required to manage, distribute and analyze Web analytics. Historically, web analytics was developed by IT for IT. The people using them were comfortable with dealing with raw data. Web analytics tools have been designed to be interpreted by technical personnel. There was little regard for people without technical skills. As a result, the rest of the organization has become alienated from analytics. A good web analytics solution has to be easy to understand for any member of the organization. One of the biggest misconceptions of web analytics is that it needs to be complex. Often, web analytics generate a huge amount of data. The end result is data overload that lacks actionable information. Frequently, insignificant data becomes the noise around actionable data. The noise makes the process overwhelming. Instead of providing answers, web analytics can create more questions. Meaningful interpretation of data has created a hostile attitude toward web analytics among the non-technical people of the organization. Web analytics is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. Web analytics tools provide data not information or insight. We need the tools to provide us with the raw data, but it’s up to us to make sense of it all. The real value of KPI is continuous monitoring. It is not a once a year or once a quarter project. At the very least, you should examine your KPIs once a month.

Monitoring is continuous; reviewing happens on a regular interval. The most important KPIs are the ones that measure whether business objectives are met or not. It is great to know how many visitors a web site has in a month, but it is more useful to know what percentage of users make a purchase. Web sites are no longer just online catalogs with a shopping cart. They are becoming complex applications with high levels of interactivity. Today, a highly usable site is also highly interactive. If the on site search is not working properly, you have a web site that lack interactivity. Therefore, it scores low in the usability scale. If the site navigation is counter intuitive, it will result in low usability score. All of the above will result in lower conversion therefore lower revenue. According to studies, many online shoppers give up and abandon the shopping process due to usability issues. Web analytics must be viewed as an activity directly tied to revenue. It is indeed a revenue generating process. The absence of web analytics can result in loss of revenue, and the presence of it will almost certainly result in increased revenue.

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on What Is Internet Home Business? · Categories: Make Money

So what is internet home business really all about? The following report includes some fascinating information about internet home business–info you can use, not just the old stuff they used to tell you. Once you begin to move beyond basic background information, you begin to realize that there’s more to internet home business than you may have first thought. There are many internet home business opportunities for you to try if you want to work from home. Over the years, the Internet has become a valuable tool for consumers and those looking for information. Depending on your interests, skills, and knowledge of online sales, you can start a business selling one product or service, or many products and services. Most internet home businesses are also very cost effective. All you need is a computer with Internet connection, website, and shipping supplies if sending products to consumer’s homes or offices. When you first start your business, you will need to learn about the many ways to market your product or service. While building a website is a great place to start, because there are millions of sites online, you need to find ways to stand out and draw visitors to your site. Advertising online is the best way to do so. Building a customer list is another way to reach people. By sending periodic email reminding people that your products and services are available, you will increase sales and build a solid customer base. This will help you build a good reputation online as well. If you are new to online sales, there are many books, guides, and other items you can read in order to learn more. Keep in mind that many successful internet home business owners do not have pay much to advertise their websites.

They rely on customer email lists, creating blogs, submitting articles to databases, writing press releases, and answering questions on open forum sites. Print advertising is also important – so be sure to take an ad out in local newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals. Include your web address and contact info and watch your sales increase. Another way to bring in business is to attend conferences, social gatherings, trade shows, and networking functions. Not only will you be able to meet potential customers, you will also meet other internet home business owners. This can help you increase your exposure because you may be able to swap links and advertise on each other’s sites. While you can always pay to advertise on search engine result pages, as you can see, there are many ways to save money and still get your business out there. As you learn more about internet home business, you may decide that one business is not enough. Some internet home business owner’s run two or three internet businesses if they have the time. Depending on your financial goals, you may need to start one or more businesses. Many times, these businesses are similar in nature and rely on the same marketing strategies. When running more than one business, it is important to keep things as simple as possible. Make sure you create simple websites, sell products digitally if possible to avoid having to physically ships products each day, and maintain separate files so you can offer quality customer service, maintain accurate earnings records, and manage your businesses easily.

Once you become an internet home business owner, you will wonder why you didn’t start much sooner.

Those who only know one or two facts about internet home business can be confused by misleading information. The best way to help those who are misled is to gently correct them with the truths you’re learning here.

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on Targeted Expired Domain Traffic As A Powerful Tool To Success · Categories: Make Money

On an average, more than 20,000 domains get expired everyday, and this figure is slowly increasing day by day, as more numbers are starting to expire almost on a regular basis.

The expired domain name market is also becoming a lucrative proposition to people, who wish to set up a lucrative online business. Apart from selling expired domain names, you can also use expired domain traffic, either to sell it or use it to develop your web site. There are two ways through which you can use targeted expired domain traffic to set up a viable business. • You can purchase an expired domain name and sell it along with its expired domain traffic to someone, who is looking for a domain that can provide immediate results. • You can also register an expired domain name for a year or so and develop a web site over it, advertise and pool together targeted traffic. However, creating targeted expired domain traffic with your web site takes a long time, involves spending lot of money and putting in considerable effort. Though selling such a web site can get you huge profits, there are chances that you may loose you patience while waiting for the D-Day! It makes a clear sense to lay your hands on an expired domain that has a big pool of expired domain traffic attached to it. Webmasters have the habit of detecting and pinpointing highly lucrative expired domain traffic out of a huge list of expiring domains. When you buy an expired domain with well established expired domain traffic, you can get several benefits like: • A top place in many of the well-known search engines and web directories • A number of back links that can promote your web site to others • An access to many types of promotional and advertising channels • Use the existing expired domains with well established expired domain traffic, as an invaluable sub domain to further develop the business.

Before buying an expired domain name, make sure that you check out the name for its targeted traffic.

There are several online software tools that will help you critically examine an expired domain name to check, whether the domain in question has accumulated any traffic in its previous avatar. Once you seek out a good and productive domain, you can increase your profits without having to spend more money. The most common way of obtaining targeted expired domain traffic is to contact people who have lists of expired domain names attached with a list of loyal subscribers. By chance, if the source from where you are intending to buy expired domain traffic has a large list of subscribers, then you contact the source, with a request to send an email to the contacts in the list, giving them valid reasons and explanations to check out your site and look at the contents. It is also possible to convert your one-time expired domain traffic into frequent web site traffic. To achieve this goal, you may need to ask your site visitors to sign up for a regular newsletter or an auto-responder series

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on Make Money With Free Home Based Business Opportunities · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Free Home Based Business Opportunities can be very profitable. However, most people don’t know how to make them work. Though many people say they are looking for a way to make additional money and often look towards the Internet for free home based business income opportunities, they are often skeptical or should I don’t have fate that they actually work. They simple don’t believe that they can actually make money online with free business opportunities. Though they specifically look to join a free opportunity, they don’t really believe they work because they don’t have the key to unlocking the road to success. Let’s start by defining the word «key». The word «key», has many meanings. It can be a land mass, as in «Florida Keys». It can refer to a musical instrument, as in «keys on a piano». In fact those 3 letters, k-e-y, make up one of the most powerful words in human language. The reason is, that no matter what type of key you are talking about, whether it is a musical key, a computer «keyboard» or a «mechanical key», that opens a lock, all keys have one extremely important fact in common – They all, (with the exception of the landmass) GRANT ACCESS to SOMETHING!! Allowing access is the most important aspect of the word key.

Without keys you would be cut off from many things.

If you do not believe this to be true, then I suggest you throw away your keychain with your keys attached and see how much fun you’ll have without access to your house, your car, etc. Now, the funny thing about keys is they are not always «physical objects». An electronic garage door has a key, to open and close the door. But you would be wrong if you said the remote itself, was the key. The key is the «electronic signal» sent out by the remote, not the remote itself. The remote control actually generates the «signal key» that opens the garage door. My point is simple, the world is filled with various keys, but not all are physical or even visible to the eye. And now I’m going to hit you right between the eyes … you probably already OWN, The Key To Making your Free Home Based Business Opportunity Work and don’t even know it! I can say this with almost absolute certainty, the key has probably been offered to you on various occasions throughout your life, but you weren’t aware of it at the time. And as with all keys – keys are WORTHLESS, unless you USE THEM!! You have probably already figured out that the key to making Free Home Based Business Opportunities work is not a physical key. It has no physical form in our three dimensional space. It is what I like to call, for the lack of a better term, a «conceptual key». This type of key requires your mind to make it work, not your hand. And just like any concept, it’s difficult, if not impossible to use if you do not have conscious awareness of it. Here is another very important quality about keys. They work in two directions; they can either grant or deny access. In fact, if you are like most people, you are currently using this «conceptual key» to limit yourself and deny yourself access to actually make money online and your goals and dreams.

Read my next article to find out how to find the key.