:: How To Avoid Google Filters
Avoiding Googles sandbox can be a challenge
for even the most experienced webmasters. Considering
the volume of traffic and number of searches
conducted each day in the search giant, appearing
in the top search results for critical keywords
and phrases can make or break an online business.
Take care to avoid Googles sandbox, so your
business can benefit from Googles traffic.
How to Avoid Googles Filters
:: Sponsor Events
an Interesting Opportunity
Sponsoring events is an interesting
advertising opportunity for small businesses
struggling to get attention. Inc recently did
a piece that highlights the benefits small businesses
encounter from sponsoring events. read Blessed Events
Sponsorship opportunities cover the gamut, everything
from Golf Fund Raisers or Software Conferences.
:: Choose A Domain
Choosing a domain is one of the first
steps in establishing an online presence. Changing
a domain after-the-fact can be time consuming,
and can be harmful to search engine ranking,
so it is best to get it right the first time
around. Follow these simple steps to select
a domain name that will represent your online
Choose a Domain
:: There is No Such
Thing as Free Software
This is an interesting article entitled
There is No Such Thing as Free Software:
Software is always acquired at some cost,
even if you don’t pay a penny to the people
that write it. In fact, for most downloadable
software available to a general audience, the
license fee is only a small part of the price
you pay for using the software.
First, there’s the time you spend getting
the product to run and learning how to use it.
Here is another one When Something Is Free:
There is value to free
just be sure that you know what it is. Next
time something is offered for free, evaluate
the quid pro quo and determine what you are
giving in return, because very little is ever
:: Value Ad - Made for AdSense
Who wants to make money from AdSense?
Or a better question: who does not want to make
money from AdSense?
Value Ad - Made for AdSense Websites
:: Blog Posts that
Blogs are now a dime a dozen, and bloggers
need to make their blog posts stand out. Developing
a blog following is not as easy as it once was.
Learn how to write blog posts that attract readers
and retain their attention. Follow these guidelines
to cultivate readers...
Blog Posts that Get Attention
:: Google Scholar
Scholar is a new beta search tool from Google
that provides a search of scholarly literature
across many disciplines and sources, including
theses, books, abstracts and articles.
:: Perform Better
Performing and perfecting search engine
results can save web surfers lots of time and
energy. Understanding the nuances of searching
allows researchers to immediately drill down
and locate the information they are seeking,
without having to wade through a myriad of irrelevant
search results in the process. The increasing
complexity of search engines has made understanding
search engines a necessity for those who spend
any amount of time online. The following search
tips are standards that will work in most of
the major search engines.
How To Find What You Are Looking For?
As the popularity of the Internet grows, more
and more results are returned for even the most
obscure search phrases. In order to save time,
web surfers need to increase their search relevancy.
It is advisable to use multiple search terms
to produce better search results. Searchers
should use specific words and phrases to find
what they are are looking for, while filtering
out irrelevant and unwanted results.
Performing Better Web Searches
:: Avoid Duplicate Content Penalties
Representatives from the major search
engines have all made it clear that they prefer
search engines that contain unique content.
Webmasters who want to avoid any current or
future bans will do well to follow these simple
guidelines in order to avoid duplicate content
Avoid Duplicate Content Penalties
:: Google Data Sharing
Shareware Promotions has posted a
very important and revealing post about Google
and how they want to use Google Analytics data
and Adwords! Anyone with half a brain
should have seen this coming.
In fact I wrote a piece about this awhile back,
here is an excerpt:
Google Analytics is free, no one can beat
the price, but what is the real cost? The cost
is your data. While not terribly important when
analyzed alone, when aggregated with other information
Google has access to, it could be damaging.
Data mining has made the collection of data
meaningful. It has become easier to find patterns
and trends in large volumes of data.
While any of that information independent
of other data, might be non-threatening or irrelevant
to someone doing analysis, when combined with
other data Google has access to, it can paint
a very clear picture of how, not only individual
companies are performing, but the aggregate
data could possibly paint a picture of how entire
business sectors or industries are performing.
If you are using Analytics consider yourself
warned yet again!
Full Shareware Promotions Blog Post
Full Article Google As Big Brother
:: Sample Business Letters
Here are a selection of sample business letters (ie. letter
templates) that cover a variety of issues.
:: New Language API
Google has introduced tools for translating
blocks of text in Web pages into multiple languages.
The language application programming interface
can also identify a particular language before
translation. The API makes use of the Web 2.0
technology Ajax and covers 13 languages, including
Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German,
Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese,
Russian, and Spanish. The API also supports
29 translation pairs.
:: How is Your Business Different?
Creating a marketing and business plan
for a small business can at times seem like
an overwhelming task for a new business owner.
Yet, it need not be. A business plan is simply
a formal statement that contains a set of business
goals; and a marketing plan outlines the necessary
actions which the business needs to take in
order to achieve its marketing objectives.
How is Your Business Different?
:: 10 Podcasting
What defines a good podcast? Make no
mistake -- there is a difference between a good
podcast and a not-so-good podcast. A high-caliber
podcast is much more than just decent content.
The sound quality, and the way a podcast is
recorded, will impact the value of the podcast
as well. Podcast structure and pre-planning
are also important; do not skimp on the production,
as it too can make or break a podcast.
10 Podcasting Tips