Monday, January 31, 2011

Looking For A Free Online Business?

Are you looking for a free online business? If so there are many free online businesses to choose from. It just depends on what field of products you want to sell. Another term for a free online business is called an affiliate program. Affiliate programs are where you sell another companies product or service and you split the commission with them. The commission rates vary from company to company. Most affiliate programs are free and they normally offer you tools to help you promote their product. Affiliate programs are quickly becoming the norm for online marketers today.

You maybe wondering why companies are offering people the opportunity to sell their products. Why wouldn't the companies want to keep all the profit for themselves? That is a great question. Companies are offering people the opportunity to sell their products because it is a win-win for everyone involved. First let's look at it from the companies point of view. Imagine having a sales team of 100 people, which you did not have to pay until they made a sale, how great would that be. That is what the companies see. Imagine being able to sell a great product and not having to worry about anything else except selling the product. That is what the salespeople see. Affiliate programs give you the access to products you may of not had to the resources to create yourself. For example, online casinos. Let's say you wanted to start your own online casino you would need a lot of money just to get it off the ground. Then you would need to go to a country that allowed you to host online casinos. With affiliate programs for online casinos you do not have to worry about any of that stuff, you just have to sell the product.

Affiliate programs are the best free online businesses available. Many people are bringing in huge amounts of cash working affiliate programs.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Getting Help From A Trusted Source Can Boost Internet Business Efforts

There are many people online who claim to have all the answers to a successful internet business. It can be hard to decide who really knows what they are talking about and who doesn’t. If you choose to listen to the wrong person then you may end up wasting time you could have put into your business, or worse, you could end up wasting money.

So, how can you tell who really knows their stuff? First you should look at their background. They should be experienced in internet business. They should have a proven track record that shows they have been successful in internet business. Second, you should take a look at their website. If it isn’t professional then you should walk away. You want someone who is serious about internet business and a serious person always will have a serious, professional website.

Once you have found a trusted source, you should try to learn everything you can from them. They have, obviously, been where you are and made their way to the top. Try to find out what they did and how they did it. Ask questions, if possible. Read anything and everything they’ve written.

Having an internet business mentor is something that can prove to be priceless. There is no better way to learn about internet business then from someone who knows it, inside and out. The trusted advice they can give you can be the key to making your business a success. Don’t try to go it alone, but find someone who can help you and you will be glad you did.One of the benefits of Joining an Internet home business like is the large group of similar minded folks you will find,who are sharing the same business growing pains that we all are. A primary source of support,knowledge, and helping hands is The Warrior Forum,which is designed to guide and mentor in a warm and friendly way.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

SEO - Four Steps To Quick Success

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me “So how do you do Search Engine Optimisation”, I’m sure I would have been able to buy a house with the proceeds by now.

The short answer is that there is not a magic formula to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), you can’t just change a few things and the website will appear on the first page of the results for a competitive search phrase.

When my clients ask what SEO actually is, I tell them that it is positioning a website in the top results on the search engines. This is done by on-page optimisation and off-page optimisation.

There are key elements when it comes to doing SEO and all must be met or your website is doomed from the start.

1) Have your keywords in your title tags
2) Make sure your website copy has your keywords in it
3) Have backlinks pointing back to your site
4) Have your Keywords in the backlinks.

To explain what I mean in point four: All websites should have backlinks pointing back to themselves. In addition, they need to have their keywords included in the backlinks – This is called anchor text.

Having anchor text in your backlinks is vitally important, and will help your website rank much, much faster.

Aged domains also play a big part in a websites success, this means that search engines favour older domains – usually over twelve months old.

If you own a website that is at least a year old it would be far more beneficial to use that particular site rather than registering and creating a new site.

Also having your keywords in your domain name is of great benefit when it comes to SEO. It is estimated that a website with its particular keywords in it will rank ten times faster than websites that don’t.

Including your keywords in your sub pages also helps a lot.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Seo - Why Linking To Other People's Images Is A Bad Idea

Hosting images that originate from another’s server is a bit of a touchy subject when it comes to blogging. Sometimes you may find an image that you like and simply link to the picture where it exists. This allows it to show up on your page but be hosted by the other site’s server.

Some sites are okay with this and others take great exception, sometimes changing the image from their side to read, “This person is stealing my bandwidth.” This happens when others click on it and can help destroy your good reputation. This also means that they are being charged by their host for allowing you to display your image.

Usually this type of link is not noticed until your website traffic starts to grow and the bandwidth usage on the other site increases. The solution to avoiding an ugly dispute and possibly lots of technical hassles is to host images on your own server. Of course to host images in this way you need to own your own domain and host the blog from there. The problem with many online free blogs is they do not allow you to host images on their servers and will set up their image uploading system so that someone else always hosts the images. This can make you a lot of enemies.

The solution is to own your own blog and host the images yourself. This practice can also help you avoid your pages from loading slowly which easily turns off a reader who may be a potential customer! Most domain hosts supply you with enough bandwidth so that you can sustain the publishing of your own visuals.

Of course to eliminate this type of conundrum the best thing to do is to stay away from visuals unless they can be linked to something on one of your own sites. Linking to an image that belongs to someone else is very problematic in general.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Making Sure You Order Customized Silicone Bracelets With Confidence

So, your school has this event wherein you will be needing rubber silicone bracelets for tickets. And you need them ASAP. Who do you call?

There are a lot of manufacturers of rubber silicone bracelets out there but how will you know if these companies are 100% legitimate. Of course you contact them and let them know what you need but in the end you find out that the company who says that they will produce the rubber silicone wristbands is fraudulent.

First thing you should look for in a rubber silicone bracelet manufacturer is the way they talk to you. Most of the time, fake rubber silicone bracelet manufacturers use wrong grammar. They also forget to capitalize the letters of the first word after the end of the previous sentence.

Second thing that you should realize is if they are always forcing you to pay for the rubber silicone wristbands even if you haven’t confirmed the design yet. Just an advise, don’t pay for anything that you haven’t confirmed yet. There are a lot of cases like this.

Lastly, you would know whether a company is legitimate or not when it comes to the way they talk to you. A legitimate rubber silicone bracelet company will give you a great service. They will also produce the bracelets according to your specifications. If you encounter a company that deals with you professionally, rest- assured that the rubber silicone bracelet company you are talking to is 100% legitimate.

So don’t be fooled by fraudulent rubber silicone bracelet companies. Be sure that they use the correct grammar, and they don’t force you to pay for the rubber silicone bracelets. Lastly, the company should be professional when it comes to communicating with you, the customer who wants the rubber silicone bracelets.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Do You Know These SEOs?

Jim Boykin

Jim Boykin is a self-proclaimed “internet marketing specialist specializing in search engine optimization.” Jim is the CEO of We Build Pages. We Build Pages is an internet marketing services company, which specializes in link building, analytics and content writing. Jim also has a personal blog that he uses to discuss various topics in internet marketing. One of the main focuses of his blog is link building. Many of his posts deal with subjects like how to acquire links, how to evaluate links and why Page Rank isn’t nearly as important as many SEOs think that it is.

Aaron Wall

Aaron Wall is the author of SEO Book. SEO Book is arguably the best introductory e-book on the subject of search engine optimization. It is a very well-written, thorough book, and covers virtually every topic of search engine optimization (with the exception of techniques that are normally considered to be black hat). In addition to updating SEO Book whenever necessary, Aaron also runs the Threadwatch community. Threadwatch gathers news related to marketing and technology from all over the internet, and posts it in an easy to read/discuss format. According to the official SEO Book web site, Aaron also does SEO consulting on a very limited basis.

Danny Sullivan

Danny Sullivan is the creator of Search Engine Watch. He created Search Engine Watch in 1997, but decided to leave on November 30th, 2006. He currently writes about search engines for the web site Search Engine Land. In addition to writing on search engines, Danny does a daily pod cast called The Daily SearchCast. Although these two obligations keep him extremely busy, he does find time to run his company, Calafia Consulting. Although it is a small company, Calafia Consulting provides a variety of excellent search engines services, including web site design and development.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Can I Really Make Money From Online ?

Can you believe I spent close to 1 year searching, searching and searching for work at home ideas and opportunities business? There is tons of information being present to you through all sorted of money making program. I have joined many program and purchased ebook about money making online. After spending closed to $5000 and feel like I am just spinning the wheels and still getting nowhere.

I can’t tell you how many mindless hours I spend sitting in front of my computer trying, trying to make money online and still cannot fly off. Sound familiar? I bet it does.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent a lot of money in the past. The one thing you should know is that making money on the Internet will only be limited by one thing – your time.

Recently, I was introduced by my mentor about a book called “ Multiple streams of Income ” by best selling author, Robert Allen. In the book talked about the necessity for people to create multiple streams of income.

So when I read through the PlugInProfit make money online program website. I was extremely exciting to know about this program that helping people like YOU and me to make money online by joining different programs with own website. At last, I can concentrate to promote only ONE website with multiple streams of income.

I don’t want you to make the same mistake I did because as online marketer, we need to concentrate ONE marketing website rather than promoting different affiliate program each time. A lot of my time is taking up. You can avoid many costly pitfalls and dramatically accelerate your path to profits online.

Then What Should The Internet Marketing Do?

The Key is to stay focused.

Success can be yours as long as you have the patience and persistence to ACT on the steps outlined for you. Remember, in this internet business , it is not a race. It is a journey.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tips For Boosting Your Home Based Business Income

If your home based business income isn’t where you want it to be, there are some simple things that you can begin doing right now to make more money. In this brief article, I’m going to reveal some things that have greatly increased the amount of money I earn from my home based business. Hopefully by the time you’re finished reading this, you’ll have some ideas that you can apply to your business.

One thing that really gave my home based business income a boost was creating a dedicated space in my house for business-only activities. Instead of working on the couch with the TV on, I began spending time working from my home office area and immediately found that I was more motivated and better organized.

Another thing that I did was cut off my cable television. For me, TV was a tremendous distraction during the day and it was always tempting to flip it on during lunch. I began tracking the time I spent each day in front of the television and it was getting out of control, so I made the difficult decision to eliminate it completely. Over the course of that next year, my income doubled and has risen dramatically each year since.

Last but not least, buy a whiteboard and some dry erase markers. I have a huge whiteboard on the wall by my home office desk where I write down ideas, daily stuff that needs to be done, etc. This has really helped in the organization department and also with brainstorming. Highly recommended.

Hopefully this short article has given you some ideas that you can immediately begin using to generate more home based business income. Making money from home is the best thing that has ever happened to me, but it isn’t always easy. Setting some “rules” and working on your organization will go a long way in helping you make more money.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Staying Focused And Avoiding Procrastination With A Home Business

Running a home business can be fantastic. You have the flexibility to set your own hours, freedom to make your own schedule and you get to be your own boss. Unfortunately, sometimes it's hard to stay focused. Your mind can wander, tasks can fall by the wayside, the kids are calling, procrastination sets in and suddenly, you're “working” 12-hour days.

Here are five great tips for staying focused while running your own home business:

1.Wake up earlier. Some of our best work is done in the morning, without the distractions of daily tasks. If you have children, getting up even just an hour before them can produce amazing results when you have a big task to tackle.

2.Turn off distractions, including email. If you like to check your email or social networking sites, set aside an hour of uninterrupted and focused work time where you will only work on the project at hand. Force yourself to not check email and concentrate on that one task for even just one hour. You'll be amazed at the results.

3.Get out of the house. Go for a walk or take your laptop down the street to a local coffee shop. Sometimes, getting out of your space is not only good for you physically and mentally, but it can also help reinvigorate your ideas. Next time you're struggling over a problem or facing a creative block, try a change of scenery.

4.Plan your day. Get an agenda and set aside blocks of time for each task or project. Not only will this help you stay focused, it will also help you track exactly how much time you really are spending on each client.

5.Set boundaries. Let your family know that the office is out-of-bounds and let yourself know that the work day is done at 6pm. By setting rules and boundaries for yourself, you're adding valuable structure into your business and preserving your separation of home and work.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Why Blog Ranting Is Bad SEO

Although connecting emotionally with your readers is recommended, it is not recommended that you “lose it” or be too opinionated in a blog. This is because this makes it less business like. Also ranting emotionally about a topic makes you look like an upset sixteen-year-old girl writing in her diary. In gambling they call this “tilting.” An emotional outburst in writing can clear an online room just as fast as displaying immature or raging behavior can in real life. People just don’t tend to trust opinion that is attached to a libidinous display of emotion.

Unless you are a well known columnist or humorist who is selling a book, blogs that take the form of a rant are usually not recommended for a business blog. The structure of this type of writing usually reads like therapy to other readers. If you want to or froth at the mouth about your favorite controversial then you are much better off to write a personal blog. Not that there is anything wrong with personal blogs, its just that the rant is not a particularly effective business marketing tool.

Rants can work if they are liberally sprinkled with effective keywords. One way to write a successful rant on a business blog is to sift through news stories, articles and informational products about your theme or topic and then write a response or your own insights to the “news.”

Also, if you are too emotional on a blog you might discourage others from responding to you. This is because they may not be that enthusiastic about leaving any pings back in case you attack them personally. They also might get the impression that you will remove any opposing points of view form the blog. This is a bad impression to leave as pings (responses to your blog) are a valuable source of natural SEO content on a blog.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Top Things You Have To Do To Find A Real Internet Home Business

When it comes to finding a real home business opportunity there are some things a person has to do. If they fail to do these things then they could very well end up getting scammed and never finding a real opportunity.

Finding a real home business opportunity is going to require some work. Mainly, it will require research. By doing research into a business opportunity a person will be able to get to the heart of the business and they will be able to clearly see if it is real or a scam.

The first thing to research is the company's general reputation. This can be done through the Better Business Bureau or an internet search of the company's name. Basically this should bring up any problems that may exist with the company. Keep in mind, though, that even legitimate companies have their critics and their problems, so this should not be where your research ends.

After finding out the general information on the company, personal experiences should be researched. This again can be done with an internet search using the company's name and the word 'review'. It can also help to seek out some of the work at home websites that are all over the internet. These websites usually have a message board that is full of people who are likely to have experience with any company imaginable.

Finally after this research it is time to go to the actual company for information. This would be done through the company's website. Here the things to look for are the specific's on the home business opportunity. If it is a real home business opportunity then everything should be spelled out, clearly with nothing left to question and no vague references.

Finding a real home business opportunity is not something a person can do in a day. It is going to take time, but it is well worth it when a person can avoid a scam.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Testing Your Business IQ

This Business IQ Test is very simple. If you answer Yes to any question give your self three points. If you answer No deduct 3 points. If the answer lies somewhere in between then you score zero.

Does your business have a 1, 3 & 5 year plan?

Do you know the level of turnover that would allow you to break even?

Do you know what your fixed and variable costs are?

Do you know how many leads you should get daily to reach your goals?

Do you have a definite plan for generating new leads?

Do you know the percentage of leads you convert into customers?

Do your employees have a way of measuring their performance?

Do you have a training programme for your employees?

Do you have a training programme for new employees?

Do you have a rewards programme for the performing members of staff?

Do you consult all your employees regularly to discuss your plans & values?

Do you have a policy for improving the health and safety of your staff?

Are your employees aware of your business goals and targets?

Do you have a plan for building customer loyalty?

Do you assess your competitors regularly?

Can you name your top 5 competitors?

Do you know your competitors strengths and weaknesses?

Does your business have a mission statement?

Have you read any decent business books in the last three months?

If you scored over 45 you are on your way to business success. If you scored 30 or more you can improve your business by making a few changes. Finally if you scored less than 25, stop watching mindless TV, sell your business and get a job!

Seriously though are you going to let a simple IQ test tell you how to run your business? This was really written to show you the areas where you might be weak and also to stimulate your mind so that new business ideas can be created.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

SEO - Is An SEO Marketing Career For You?

An SEO marketing career is not for everyone. For one thing there are risks to being an SEO affiliate marketer as there are no guarantee that you will have sales. No business is foolproof and the same goes for an SEO business that is based on affiliate marketing.

In order to succeed at SEO marketing you must have an entrepreneurial. An entrepreneurial spirit is one that likes what they do, is turned on by the risk of freelancing and that is competitive and ambitious (even if the odds seem stacked against them). If you are the type that yearns for other people’s approval, security and frequent pets on the head for a job well done then this career is not for you.

Individuals who have an entrepreneurial spirit are good at multi-tasking. They learn from their mistakes and are not overwhelmed by what to other people would seem to be catastrophes. They are also curious and looking for the next wave or new thing. They also know how to take the latest trend and turn it into an SEO website. A great SEO marketer can turn a single word into massive profits in just under a month by utilizing clever keywords.

Successful entrepreneurs also tend to have very good gut instincts. If you don’t feel that you are naturally a lucky person then it could be that your gut instincts are off and that you would not be a great judge of what sells or what is would be hot in the SEO market.

You always need to have a system. The system that works for you is worked out according to what your talents are, what you have to offer and what is in demand on the Internet. To a real entrepreneur, chaos is just an opportunity to make more money and not an occasion to have a nervous breakdown. If you don’t enjoy unpredictability then don’t consider an SEO marketing career.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Seo - Hot Blog Content Is Excellent Seo

The most essential component of a blog is not only its keywords, but also the timeliness of its content. It is timely content that is going to attract the search engine and also readers. This means that you must have content that is unique, expert or original. When your readers add their own comments and links to your blog this expands the search ability of your content. It should also be content that is focused on one topic and that seems specialized, fresh and new.

Another essential component of Blog content is that it must be up to date, just as any news article is. This is also what marketing and advertising experts call "hot content.” Cutting and pasting articles from other sites simply won’t work because the search engine sites will simply ignore what you come up with. Nobody wants to read yesterday’s news. Or you will get a complaint if the page is indexed in the search engines and the content belongs to someone else. When it comes to hot content, originality is key!

Another crucial reason why your content must be original and fresh is because on the blogging page, your content is arranged in reverse chronological order. The most recent content is presented at the top of the visible page and provides immediate access to topics that are most timely (meaning the blogs you have just written.)

Another great thing about a blog is that it is of a viral nature. It can be distributed for free through an RSS, Atom or XML feed that allow readers to subscribe to your entries just like they would a magazine or newsletter. This means that users can subscribe to blog content. This brings repeat business to your site and increases your chances of the affiliate links inside your blogs of being picked up and spread by other affiliate marketers.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Seo - Keyword Popularity Versus True Integrity

Ethics is not a word you hear a lot when it comes to SEO affiliate marketing. People build entire businesses around just a few top keywords. The problem with building a business on keyword fads is that they often go stale. A word that might seem like a good keyword at the moment, it is probably not a good keyword two years from now.

Trends can make you a profit in the short term but you have to be fast. This means having the money to invest in unique writing copy (or the tons of time to write it yourself) and the capacity to pay money to sites to index your site quickly. You also need and the ability to keep your business ideas a secret. Many people have fantastic ideas as to what to market but usually someone else has beat them to it.

If you don’t have the financial savvy it takes to throw up sites quickly, the idea here is to choose a theme that appeals to many, yet is somehow specialized enough to make it unique. Then try and give people information that they will find valuable. The real truth is that some of the richest affiliate marketers became rich because they had some integrity and interest in their product. A good example is that 18 year old whiz kid who made a million selling skateboards by writing about what he knew best --skateboarding! He knew nothing technically about SEO but his knowledge of the lingo and passion for his product led millions of targeted customers directly to his site.

The bottom line --- If you don’t like something don’t sell it no matter how good the keywords are. The absolutely worst marketing copy is written by people who are clearly trying to sell something that they would never buy themselves.

Chris Angus is a SEO and website promoter, he can be contacted at sales(at)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Web Hosting Solutions: Need an Answer?

Many web hosting companies offer a variety of services for web site designers, owners, or future owners. It is important to have your problem in the world of internet business solved with a web hosting solution, whether for personal or business use. Many web hosting solutions offer what is needed to build and manage your own website. Some of the things they offer are software, personalized domains, and email accounts. These basic tools are what is needed to create your very own website.

The first thing you should do before choosing a web hosting solution is to check to see what content is allowed on the web server. There are service regulations that prohibit different types of material and you should make sure that your web site falls within those regulations. Many regulations prohibit certain pirated software and MP3's and music files, hacker programs, and archival materials.

Most web hosting companies will offer package deals where you can select a certain package of services. Some services include virus/spam filters, extensive databases, web discussion forums, chat rooms and blogs, streaming videos, image galleries, scripting options, and others.

The Microsoft program “Front Page” is often supported by web hosting agencies. This programs grants control of the web site to the web designer in an easy to use program. Many other web hosting businesses use programs similar to that of “Front Page” with which you can design your web. You can change the appearance, add images, buttons and check boxes with these programs and it is all up to the web designer.

You should familiarize yourself with how much customer service the web hosting agency offers. Familiarize yourself with the help files so that you can become as knowledgeable as possible. It is important that you know how to use the technology and software you are using so that you can use it effectively. A good web hosting agency will assist you as much as possible in learning how to use the software, especially if you are new to the whole web design thing.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

How Digg Can Be Used For SEO

An examination of the social network called Digg and how it can be used as part of a successful search engine strategy.

One of the newest places to submit articles that you have written is Digg. This is a huge social network whose readers actually despise anything that looks like marketing. You probably won’t last two minutes on this site, which has a “burial” feature that kicks overt displays of advertising right off the sight. However if you are very clever about the way you position yourself on Digg you can use it as a marketing tool to bring more visitors to your site and that may mean potential link partners and advertisers. If you are successful at posting writing on Digg then you will likely experience a ton of traffic being brought to your site.

Digg is all about user powered content. Everything is submitted and voted on by the digg community. After you submit content, other people read your submission and Digg what they like best. If your story is popular and receives enough Digg vote, it is promoted to the front page for the millions of visitors to see. So how can you turn this into an SEO tool?

The first challenge is to get people to give a Digg vote to your posting. This means having an article on the top page or linking to someone who has a story on the top page. However even after you manage that you need to have a fantastic title and summary or the savvy, marketing hating readers on Digg may not even glance at any URL that is attached.

The main way that Digg can be part of a good SEO strategy is in driving a lot of traffic to your site quickly by getting in the top ten read articles on the first page of the site. This creates the kind of buzz and credibility for your site that just cannot be bought using keyword articles only.

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Low Down On Internet Marketing

The difficult thing to understand about internet marketing is that this industry is huge. In fact, it is bigger than huge! There are millions of people who live and die with internet marketing because this is how they make their money. And when it comes down to it, a great internet marketer has the chance to really fill up their bank account. After all, the sheer number of people who use the internet on a daily basis gives anybody the chance to cash in on this way of doing things.

As a newbie, you may be wondering what internet marketing is, right? When it comes down to it, internet marketing is a way for you to get your website, product, or service in front of other people. Just like any type of marketing, your main goal is to eventually sell something in the end, or at the very least make money. The only difference is that with internet marketing you will be doing all of your work online.

For instance, one of the most popular internet marketing campaigns stems around buying advertisements on high traffic websites. The thought of doing this is quite simple. If a lot of people see your ad they will eventually head to your site. And if you offer something they like, they will stick around. If they do, it is safe to say that your internet marketing campaign was successful.

If you are having a hard time grasping this technique, you do not have to any further than the professionals who are sharing their secrets online. Seek out one of the many internet marketing sites or blogs, and then read as much as you can.

To make money with internet marketing you need to learn the ins and outs of the many techniques that the professionals use. Make the most of your learning experience. Once you have latched on to the knowledge of internet marketing find a great opportunity to make you money utilizing your learned internet marketing skills.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

SEO - Are Gateway Or Doorway Pages Necessary?

As a general rule, most sites do not need to be enhanced with gateway or doorway pages. This is because a good web site will naturally contain content that uses relevant keyword phrases that potential customers will relate to. This is the same language that will be typed into a search engine box. To put it quite succinctly, if you have quality content on there already you don’t need any extra pages submitted by an SEO professional or different content submitted to several search engines to “cover your bases.”

Usually the matter of gateway or doorway pages comes up for a webmaster that has a site that is overly visual. Web masters that are too cheap or too lazy to hire or write their content also run into this problem. The answer to the dilemma of not having enough content on a site is to add more content, not hire someone to add additional pages from another source to point to your site. Also optimizing your site yourself is often cheaper than hiring an SEO professional to enhance your site with doorway or gateway pages for you. The bottom line here is that adding quality home grown readable content to your site is the best way to increase your search engine popularity and maintain high rankings. Adding doorway and gateway pages is very hit and miss.

Another thing that most people who get doorway or gateway pages done for them don’t realize is how badly they read. As they are written mostly to attract the search engines they are outrageously badly written. The search engines might like them but should a person land on one of these pages they are usually so offended by the greed and hard sell that all the repetitive and boring keywords represent on the page that the actually make the decision not to visit your site!

Chris Angus is a SEO and website promoter – he can be contacted at chris (at)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Make Money Online - Open An E-Store

Opening a physical store can cost you a lot of money. Long before you start to operate your store, you already start spending considerable amount of money on store renovations, rent, business licensing, inventories and others. If you do not have ample capital, you may not be able to keep up with all the bills that will eventually pile up.

How can one get rid of all the expenses connected to setting up a physical store? Well, the logical answer to that question would be not to set up a physical store at all. Yes, you read it right, do not set up a physical store. If you want to save on cost, put up an online store instead of a physical store. The good thing about setting up an online store is that you need less amount of capital because you do not keep huge amount of inventory, hire a lot of people or pay huge amount of money on rent.

Can you really earn enough money out of an e-store? Yes, you can earn a lot of money from your e-store if you know how to market your goods.

Note that there are millions of online stores out there and if you do not know how to promote your website, you will probably be lost among the multitude of websites. If people cannot find your site, then you will not earn much out of it. Furthermore, if your website is difficult to navigate and your payment system is difficult to manage, even if people eventually find your site, they may not be able to buy your goods because your system is complicated.

Online shoppers always shy away from sites that are difficult to navigate. For most only shoppers, trying to understand how your site works is a waste of time and they are better off shopping somewhere else. Once you have lost an online client, it is almost impossible to get that client back. If you really want to earn money online through your e-store, make sure that you keep things simple and user friendly

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Your Myspace Top Friends

A lot of members give emphasis on who they want to show on their top friends. This refers to friends you want to be displayed on your profile and this are usually your closest ones. We will talk about MySpace top friends on the next section, and also to give important information on how to modify the top friends on your profile.

To modify your top friends, you need to log on to your MySpace account. If not, you can’t edit your friends. There are two ways to log into MySpace account:

1. Type into your browser. After the page loads, click "Log In". You will be redirected to "Log In" page.

2. Check your own profile. Click on the link “Home” at the top of the page after it loads. You will be redirected to "Log In" page.

You are now ready to edit your top friends the moment you are into your MySpace account.

Find the “My Friends” box on your home page. This contains:

• photos of your top friends
• option to edit your top friends
• option to view all of your friends
• option to change your top friends

Pick an option to modify your top friends. This is located at the bottom left corner of the box.

A different page will appear after you click to change your top friends. You will find several options from this page. These are:

• Preferred number of friends to be displayed as your top friends
• Edit Your Top Friends!
• Save Top Friends!

With this page, you can do anything related to changing your top friends.

You can modify your top friends once you’re on this page. You must first decide on the number of friends you want to display. Arrange them into the red boxes by dropping and dragging. Click on a friend then hold down your mouse button and drag this friend to a desired spot. When they are already on your preferred spot, click “Save Top Friends” and you are done.

Monday, January 10, 2011

SEO - Adding Hidden Text Hurts Your SEO

If you are relatively new to the business of SEO you may not be aware that an ancient piece of advice called “adding hidden text” or “camouflaging keywords” not only does not work when it comes to raising your page rankings in the search engines but it can also get your pages penalized for good.

The reason you might be privy to this bad advice is because it is only recently that the search engine spiders have started penalizing people’s sites for the technique so it is still an essential part of many Internet guru text books that are sold on the Internet. The idea was to use visual design and color to trick the human eye into not seeing a page loaded with keywords but to make it seem to the search engines that you are loaded with keywords. For instance if the background of your web page is bright blue then you would put your normal non optimized language in blue and then optimize the site with keywords by adding text in the same blue as the background. Your human readers would be unable to see this text but the search engine spiders would see the entire text and boost your rankings as a result. Google and other big search engine spiders have not put an end to this.

The weird consequence of all of this is that the spider engine algorithms have now been programmed to penalize sites that do this but unfortunately the consequence is sometimes to penalize a site that has the same color type and same color page in it. To avoid potential problems with this type of design (and of course accidentally getting yourself blacklisted) never put your text in the same range of hues as your background text. In fact, the optimum page colors when it comes to search engine optimization are always probably going to be plain old boring black text on white.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

How To Take The Headache Out Remodeling Your Office Space

Thinking about remodeling your office space but the mere thought of relocating your computers, office equipment and files is making your head throb? Relax. What if you could turn your entire office space over to the contractors and simply move out?

In fact, you might have to move if part of the remodeling process involves the removal of lead or asbestos.

Does such a move sound like a giant hassle?

It doesn't have to be. At least not as bad as dealing with the noisy remodelers, their ladders, avoiding their paint cans and trying to talk with someone while loud hammering noises are pounding outside your office space.

Then again you may be worried about the cost factor of renting a temporary office space. Never mind the time involved in trying to negotiate a fair price for office space for only a limited amount of time. Or maybe you are doubtful that it is even possible to rent a short-term office space that is fully-furnished, fully functional and will best present a successful image to your existing and new customers. You realize that conventional commercial office space leases costs a small fortune and often involves a lengthy, complicated contract.

If you find yourself stuck in this dilemma, it’s time to contact an executive suites provider in your area. Executive suites is not the name of a's a plan. Actually an ideal plan for anyone needing office space for a short period of time.

Executive suites are located in cities all over the world. You can rent them for a day, week, month or however long it takes until your remodeling or construction work is done. There is no complicated lease contract. Just a simple, flexible and very affordable rental agreement. Best of all, you don't have to wait forever, with one phone call, you can move in immediately.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Seo - What Is Content Spamming?

Content spamming is a form of black hat search engine optimization that has the intention of altering the way a search engine perceives a page’s contents. There are several ways that this can be accomplished.

One of the most popular types of content spamming is to insert hidden or visible text right on the web page in the form of disguised keywords and phrases. These keywords are the same color as the background, hidden as a tiny font or hidden within HTML code, ALT attributes and “no script” sections. This helps attract a web crawler.

Yet another popular content spamming technique is called keyword stuffing. This involves the insertion of hidden, random text on a webpage to raise the keyword density or ratio of keywords to other words on the page. This technique has become so common it is considered white hat SEO. Older versions of indexing programs simply counted how often a keyword appeared, and used that to determine relevance levels. Most modern search engines have the ability to analyze a page for keyword stuffing and determine whether the frequency is above a "normal" level. Similar is the practice of meta tag stuffing which is the practice of repeating keywords in the Meta tags, and using keywords that are unrelated to the site's content.

Yet another SEO tactic is to use what is called "Gateway" or doorway pages. These are low-quality web pages that contain very little content but are instead stuffed with very similar key words and phrases. They are designed to rank highly within the search results. A doorway page will generally have "click here to enter" in the middle of it and this is the link that leads you to the more human friendly aspect of a site. This type of content spam is also so common it is considered to be white hat.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Build A Fantasy Sports Website

Build a fantasy sports website and make money off of the advertising space on your website. Fantasy sports is the huge thing going on in sports right now. Many fantasy sport fans are looking for quality info and stats. This is a huge market.

The number one thing you have to have on your fantasy sports website is quality information. Either you will have to research the information yourself or you can hire someone to lookup the information for you. One of the keys is you want to always be up to date with your info. Fantasy sports players need up to date quality info. Not updating your fantasy sports website consistently will result in you losing customers. There are many places you can look to find fantasy sports information. ESPN, Yahoo Sports and RotoWorld are just a few common places to look. Your fantasy sports website should provide all the quality information your readers need, so they do not have to spend their time looking through dozens of websites.

Besides quality content you should also add articles and expert opinions on your website. Finding authors and experts to offer their opinions is not hard at all. Many authors are willing to write articles for a free plug of their product or service on your website. Do the same with getting experts to give their opinions.

Next you need to have up to date information about key players. For instance you should have injury reports available for each player. You should also list whether a certain player will be playing in the next game. Performance stats are also key. You should list stats on who the top performing fantasy player was for the past week, who the rising fantasy stars are and who is not performing well.

This should help you build a fantasy sports website. Once you get the hang of it, you can add many other unique things to your website.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Criteria For A Good Home Business Product

Choosing a product to sell in your home business is one of the first steps in starting a home business. You have to choose the right product because it is going to have a large impact on your businesses success.

Finding the right product is going to require a lot of work. You will want a product that meets some certain criteria.

The first criteria is a product that you can be passionate about. It is very important that you feel like this product is worth your time. You have to feel it is a good product that people will want to buy.

The second criteria is that it is something that people need or want. A product is only good if people are going to buy it. Choosing a product that has a good demand is important.

The third criteria is that it needs to be something that is a good value. People want to get their money's worth. If you think you can not sell the product for a reasonable price and still make a good profit then you should avoid it.

The fourth criteria is that you want to choose something that does not have a lot of competition. You are not likely to find a product with no competition, but you should choose a product that has limited competition or that you can easily find a way to make seem better then the competition.

Lastly, the product should be something that you can easily market and ship. You do not want to choose a product that will be hard to market because then you will only make your work much harder. Additionally, you want something that is easy to ship because that is also something you will have to worry about and that could create a lot of work for you.

If you choose your home business products carefully then you should be able to get your business started quite easily. You will have already set the stage for making the business start up process simplified.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

How Crm Software Can Help Your Business

Nowadays, almost every business has caught onto the fact that CRM Software is a must. It doesn't matter if you're big or small, your salespeople need to keep track of leads and you need reporting that will give you answers to questions that drive your sales. But with so many options available, which features should you look for to really fit with your business' goals.

The first important thing is to answer whether or not you need a hosted solution. In the days of virtual employees, hosted solutions are sometimes the best way to go. The other benefit is that you don't need to fuss with installing the software on your own server and managing all the updates. With hosted solutions, its plug and play for the most part. However, there are some legitimate reasons to have software on your own server. In case you pick an open source solution and want to have your programmers make the program 'sing' and do what you need it to do. That is usually not possible with a hosted solution.

Another important consideration is deciding what type of CRM Tool you want. There are some that are more geared towards lead prospect management and there are others that are more of customer relationship. Lead management software programs are excellent for making sure that your salespeople are following sequential steps that management has laid out. Customer relationship management software typically keeps track of the contacts with a given customer and has more reporting features that might be helpful to management.

Whatever way you choose, you want to make sure that you have researched all the options. With CRM Software being such a hot thing in the business community, there are a lot more smaller players that are doing some intersting things. Be sure to check out all your options.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A New First Line Of Defense

The mugger grabbed the woman’s purse, pushed her against her car, and ran away… straight into a golf cart driven by campus police. The mugger was caught, placed in handcuffs, and held until county sheriff’s deputies arrived to take the miscreant away. The woman got her purse back. Then, turning to the security camera covering the action in the parking lot, Campus Police Sergeant Jack Emmett gave a thumbs-up to Campus Police Chief Sam Acres… and unhandcuffed Campus Police Officer Gregory Layne. The test was a success.

Fraleigh College isn’t the only gathering-place installing security cameras in order to make people safer. The Northside Church of Clement has also put the cameras up in its parking lots, monitored by a security officer in the office who is in constant radio contact with her fellows in the field. “We’ve got a lot of people here after dark – especially moms with their young children,” Security Director Christine Fargo said. “Pastor Jake asked me how we could make them safer.”

The answer Northside and Fraleigh both discovered was closed-circuit video monitoring of their parking lots and other open areas during hours of darkness. “During the daytime, we’ve got good visual coverage of these areas without cameras,” Acres assured me. “At night, with the recent uptick in violent crime, we decided we needed an extra edge. Fortunately, the Trustees agreed and ponied up for the system.”

Jacob “Pastor Jake” Pascal, Northside’s spiritual leader, also found the cameras to be a worthy investment. “We can only afford so many security officers. The cameras increase their effectiveness. They’re our new first line of defense.” With the new evening children’s programs at the church, Pascal says, it was time for new ideas. And with the new advances in camera technology, “it was a no-brainer,” Fargo said.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Work At Home Business Online Opportunity

Many online users are looking for a Work at Home Business Online Opportunity. Many of them believe that they will hit it big sooner or later. Some do , some don't.

The main difference between the ones who succeed and the ones that don't is their mindset.

When you start a business, first of all you should be open to success. If you think from the beginning that you will fail, then you WILL FAIL.

Second, an online business requires just as much work as an offline business, if not more. That is due to a missing ingredient which is called "the human touch". Any successful marketer is constantly on the phone with customers, downline or prospects. Why? Because that proves that there is a person behind a web site.

Third , the majority of business seekers believe that if they join a business online opportunity that claims that it is "automated", that means that they don't have to do anything. Wrong! Absolutely ANY business needs something called advertising. If people - about 90% of the online business opportunity seekers - do not make money online, that's because they don't invest in advertising. They expect a business to advertise itself, which is going to happen when the pigs will fly.

These are bad news for anyone who thought that things are the other way around,but they are at the same a wake-up call.

If you are one of those who do not make money online and you are reading this article on a web site promoting an online business, keep in mind the above information. I am sure that you will find some marketing tools right there, under your nose, on the web site that you are on! Pay up for them and use them! That's the only way to finally start making money!

Money makes money!

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Home Business Idea: Virtual Assistant

You’ve been thinking about starting a home based business that will put you in the driver’s seat of your career and make you the boss. Good for you! Now you have to start evaluating your options. There’s so many different ways to work from home that it can be intimidating just looking at all of the different business ideas out there.

Performing administrative tasks for others is a popular home based business option. If you’re gifted with a good variety of office skills and you’re comfortable with the internet, perhaps you would be well suited to start a Virtual Assistant business.

Virtual Assistants provide all kinds of support services to others, mostly to other small business entrepreneurs and internet marketers. Customer service, telephone and email support, data entry, website maintenance, internet research, and media relations are just a few common tasks.

You don’t have to have all of the above skills, you can choose to focus on a specialty in your own business and offer the tasks that you do best. You’ll attract the clients who need what you have to offer.

Clients do like to work with one VA who understands their business really well, so over time you will want to develop new skills so that you can fulfill as many of their needs as possible. But remember why you wanted to be your own boss; it isn’t so that you can spend all of your time doing what you do not enjoy. You can always outsource tasks that you don’t like to other virtual assistants.

A Virtual Assistant business is fairly simple to launch but building your business and managing a growing client base can be challenging. It helps to have advice and guidance from others who have been where you are. Take care to choose your mentor’s carefully and remember that businesses aren’t built overnight. Your patience and perseverance will pay off in the long run.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Importance Of Advertising Your Home Based Internet Business

No need to panic, it is not difficult to find ways to advertise your home based Internet business.
As a matter of fact, more and more savvy methods of advertising are cropping up that help entrepreneurs to not only get the word out about their home base internet business, but to provide useful services to the community while doing so. Sure, in the early days of internet marketing it was customary to design banner ads that were full of neon colors and moving characters. This was not a very well received method of advertising and it wasn't long before it came to an end.

Of course now business owners were faced with the problem of how they were going to advertise their businesses. While banner ads are still around, they have undergone a great change. They are now tastefully designed with an eye to wittiness rather than shock value. Additionally, generous affiliate programs ensure that many webmasters are once again working hard to spread the word of any home based internet business that is willing to share a bit of the profit.

You can find other ways of advertising your home based internet business within your own community. Here is an idea for someone who owns a business that sells dog biscuits: Make fliers that advertise your product and pass them out all over town. Additionally, you will be able to attend pet shows and spread the word there. Print ads in major dog fancier magazines will target an audience most likely to purchase your product. You might also get involved with local events – such as toy drives during the holidays – this will not only benefit your community but also your business! If you have a family that is very supportive of your efforts, you may even get the kids involved – a little dress up fun in a nice costume is a definite perk – handing out samples of your doggie biscuits.

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If you're in the market for a web hosting plan, chances are that you're a small or start-up company with a tight budget. You've planned out every expense down to the last dime. If you're in need of office space, you probably wouldn't even think about signing a three year lease for a 1300 square foot office with a giant, picture window, complete with an ocean view- and why not? Because you don't need all of that space (or the expense) as you start out on your new venture.

The same holds true for web hosting plans. Why would you purchase a plan that has 50,000 mb of various space and 20 email addresses when it's just you, your spouse, and a four page website? Starting out small with the ability to expand when necessary is a crucial part of a successful entrepreneur.

Believe it or not, the majority of those who are looking for such information are not computer gurus, but typical individuals looking for a simple plan to fill their website needs. Such customers are usually unaware of the exact amount of space, storage and other do-dads they will need until their site is up and running. So in addition to the low cost of these cheap web hosting services, many of them offer you a "building block" type of service, where you start with a small, base plan with the minimal amounts of disk space and monthly transfer allowance, but with the ability to upgrade to a bit more as you go along, whether you realize your need during the site building process or six months down the road, the upgrade options that you need, along with many that you don't, will be available for you to purchase. Email addresses (more than one) all come standard (usually) with the purchase of a basic package, and also offer you the ability to add more to your basic, cheap web hosting plan.

Some might shy away from the less expensive web hosting plans and companies for fear of inadequate or cheap service. Most of the time, the cheap, or inexpensive web hosts will provide the same quality (if not a bit better) of a product/service as their pricey competitors. Of course, you will need to do your homework and research on the company at hand.