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5 Different Types of People Who Will Benefit From a Website

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:52:00 +0000

It's easier than ever to put up your own website. But who should be interested?

If by chance you are a:

-Owner of an existing business,
-You are planning to start a business,
-Work for someone else,
-Are a hobbyist,
-Or are opinionated about any subject

If any of these are true, you should strongly consider starting your own website.

Owners of a business: more people are coming online all the time, and therefore you are leaving money on the table if you are not online too.

You are setting up a business: do it correctly and include a website as part of your overall strategy right from the beginning.

You work for someone else. As an employee, you should be aware of the two different kinds of websites that might be helpful to you.

First, as an employee you should start a personal site in which you demonstrate your expertise. It doesn't matter what field: accounting, plumbing, remodeling; almost any field would work. A blog is perfect for this kind of site. When you go looking for another job in the future, you can point to your site as proof that you know your stuff.

Second, if you are employed by a medium to large size company, you can start a site dealing with some aspect of the company. One possibility would be to chronicle the history of the corporation. Work on it in your spare time (not "on the clock") and eventually let your superior know about your project. This will position you as a knowledgeable employee and set you apart from everyone else.

Hobbyists: if you are passionate about your hobby, start a site to tell the world about it. Thousands, probably millions, have done the same; why shouldn't you?

Social commentator: if you feel strongly for or against some topic, a website can help spread the word far and wide.

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Website Maintenance - 7 Tips For Maintaining and Updating Your Website

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:51:00 +0000

Maintenance is essential whether it applies to your car, your garden or your website. A successful website requires ongoing maintenance so it can attract, educate and expand its client base and generate revenue for your business. This means a website is never completely finished. It is a work in progress just like keeping your garden weed free and producing food for your dinner table.Simply having a website is not enough. If you expect consumers to find your web site... and consistently return to your website, you must provide them with new and useful content to keep them engaged. You can accomplish this by providing useful tips and information about topics related to your business on your website. Write articles or manage a blog that focuses on topics you know a lot about that also relate to your business.In today's world it is the norm that a prospective customer visits your website before contacting you. In many cases they will already have a good idea about your company, products, services and how it will serve their needs before you directly speak to them. It's imperative that you provide them with useful content that will help guide them to doing business with you. Ensure your website content is up-to-date and relevant by regularly maintaining your website.Seven important benefits of website maintenance are:Ensures your website is up to date Keeps your customers updated with the latest information about your company Makes search engine spiders happy and increases your chances for higher search engine rankingsEnhances your marketing and promotional actionsProvides information about who's linking to your siteImproves your company's brand image and aids in expansionHelps to solve and monitor possible operational problems and avoids potential catastrophes with clientsSeven useful tips for maintaining and keeping your website updated:1. The main goal for maintaining your website is to keep your visitors coming back and attracting new consumers. If your site is not updated regularly, visitors will not bother to return. They need the latest and new information or resources to return back and find you. Hence, it is essential that you have fresh new content added regularly to your website.2. Keeping track of your visitors' activity on your website is essential. Website traffic analysis and statistics will help you plan more systematically for future business offerings and online activities. Try and use these statistics to your advantage and improve the features and pages where consumers visit the most.3. Create a forum which allows your visitors to interact with each other and meet new people. This is a great way to increase the popularity of your website.4. Create an e-newsletter which should contain articles, tips and tricks. This allows you to tell your visitors what's new on your website, inform them about special deals, and any promotional, educational or newsworthy events.5. Incoming links are very important for ranking higher in the search engine marketing game; therefore, try to build strong incoming links. Keep track of all these incoming links and check back on these links regularly to make sure they still have your link on their webpage especially if you have agreed to participate in a reciprocal link exchange program where you are linking back to their website. The Internet is constantly evolving; if you have outgoing links on your website to other sites and they no longer work, search engines will penalize you for broken links.6. Provide a form where all web users have the opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions for your site. Accept any feedback you have received seriously and reply as soon as possible. Feedback given to you by your visitors will help you provide more targeted content and provide you with better ideas for improving your website.7. In addition to your website content, the design of your website is very important. The most critical thing to keep in mind is to keep it simple, easy to use but appealing. Research other popular sites and high ranking competitor we[...]

Modern Computer Networking and Its Importance For Business

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:51:00 +0000

Computer networking is the connecting of two or more computers that allows them to share resources. It can be done between computers in a home, in a business, across a corporation, and even internationally. It can equally be defined as a method of connecting two or more computer systems together including printers and other devices.The benefits of networking are considerable, even on a network of only three systems. In computer networking there was never a truer statement than that this is a case of advantages experienced being far greater than the sum of the parts. PC networking is, as a consequence, a rapidly evolving discipline with many exciting opportunities. Challenges that arise in networking and particularly in the Internet tend to be truly global and have the potential to impact upon millions of users.One huge and growing impact is Internet shopping. Shopping online has grown over the last 10 years to become a huge market, and if a sales business does not today incorporate this technology use they will fall behind their competitors.But computer networking is also producing much more subtle uses within our societies. For example, Internet technologies can be deployed to favorably condition empathic response in those who have offended against community norms out of a lack of appreciation for the effects that their criminal behavior has on other people. In other words Internet linked devices can track home prisoners to maintain their behavior, in ways that 20 years ago had not even entered the heads of science-fiction writers, to the benefit of society as a whole.Wireless Internet technology, is the development, also known as WiFi, which is really taking over the way people access the Internet and it has become widely popular in a very short space of time. One reason for this is it allows individuals to access the Internet via a network hot spots, while traveling without the use of cables or wires. In short it releases us from the tyranny of wires and plugs!Wireless networks are now widely used including Internet-enabled mobile phones with cellular phone networks and, within buildings, wireless networks such as Bluetooth. These are in addition to the site networks used by academic institutions and large businesses. Wireless routers must be configured immediately for security right after you set up your network. It is important to emphasis that wireless can easily also mean insecure unless users are careful to set systems up correctly.So, do this right away, as soon as you have got the device running. You need to set a new password for the router and limit access to only those computers on your wireless network.Informally defined computer networking is the foundation of the Internet. The Internet itself is easier to understand when defined as the set of users, enterprises,and content providers that are interconnected by Internet Service Providers (ISP).From an engineering standpoint, and please forgive me for being rather techie here; the Internet is the set of subnets, and aggregates of subnets, which share the registered IP address space and exchange information about the reachability of those IP addresses using the Border Gateway Protocol . Computer networks may also be classified according to the network layer at which they operate according to some basic reference models that are considered to be standards in the industry such as the seven layer OSI reference model and the five layer TCP/IP model.Companies that use their own computer networks must administer complex systems which, once deployed, become vital tools for the continued efficiency of their operations. They employ administrators who focus primarily on the day-to-day operation of networks, while network engineers deal primarily with system upgrades, security testing, and so on.Given the highly technological nature of computer networks you would have thought that just maintaining and developing these would be hard enough. However, companies also routinely face ongoing challenges with the fight [...]

About SaaS Pricing Models

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:50:00 +0000

In many industries the pricing models are as old as the industries itself, and the rules of the game were set a long time go and are well known by everyone. This is not the case of SaaS. Being a young software delivery model, the key factors of a good pricing strategy are not that clear.It seems, just by taking a look at the pricing models of many SaaS offerings, that traditional licensing model of the on-premise software is not the best idea for OnDemand software.Also, the traditional services (like consulting) model "I charge for the time you are using my resources (professionals) and their value (junior, senior, etc...)" doesn't seem to be the best way to approach the SaaS pricing problem (probably fits better when talking about cloud computing). We are not talking about traditional services, we are talking about pricing a subscription business.In SaaS, the change from offering "products" to "services", from "acquire" to "subscribe" implies the need of defining the best way for charging for the solution offered.So, any SaaS provider faces the problem of fixing the right price to its solution / services. There are many alternatives and factors that should be considered when dealing with this.Most of the proposals out there use some (or all) of this ideas:- Pay periodically: This means charging the customers on a regular basis (usually monthly).- Pay for each user: Very widely used, from Salesforce to that new SaaS start-up that two college students just started.- Pay for the resources: This usually means computing resources: CPU/hour, GB, Bandwith, etc... it is used very often in IaaS or PaaS.- Pay for the features: So the customers pays just for the features in our solution they really need. Maybe new functionality or maybe simple using 'more' of the tool (for example more applications in a PaaS offering).Each of this 'ideas' have its own pros and cons. For example, 'paying for each user' has the problem of generating fear in the customer about adopting the solutions widely, or 'pay for the resources' has the problem of the customers not knowing what they will pay the next month...In one word, usually SaaS pricing models are more flexible than in the traditional license-based on-premise software, and mean less risk and a wiser spending. This can, though, lead to a problem of complexity that should be taken care of.First, let's take a look about something one should always keep in mind, the goals that any pricing strategy for SaaS should pursue in order to sustain a profitable business model.- Make it interesting for a new customer to start using the product. Having a free version, a trial version, or simply a 'pay-as-you-go' strategy starting low, usually solves this.- Make the costs for the customer predictable. Everyone likes to know what to expect when talking about paying... some SaaS offering have this problem (specially those that have cost based pricing models). One should let the customer know, and decide what they want to spend. Though we should keep in mind the next goal.- Try to increase the customer share once the customer is using the tool. This can be achieved in many different ways, most of them related to the 'pay-as-you-go' model (features, users, resources, etc...). The customer should feel that spending more really means extracting more value from the tool.- Don't make the pricing model too complex. This is a problem very often found in SaaS offerings, and that can make the adoption of the tool by the market slower and harder. Let's keep in mind that many companies are not used to SaaS yet.- Make sure that the customer does not abuse in the use of the solution. This can happen quite easily in solutions where lots of data are involved, like those that use video, business intelligence tools, etc... the provider should be protected against this.So, how would this goals and the main ideas explained in the first post be applied when defining a SaaS pricing strategy?Let's take a look at a real world example: cogheadCoghead i[...]

Key Features of the Best Website Building Programs

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:49:00 +0000

The recently released version 2 of a very user-friendly website builder saw the unleashing of a myriad of powerful features designed by its developers. When looking for the right website building program for your purpose, it is important to understand that there are many features to look for beyond those designed to help users create a website. There is a host of new technical features which may not be immediately obvious to most users, but which are working in the background to make sure that your experience is streamlined.The most successful examples of these features are characterized by their ease of use and very small learning curve.The developers of the most up to date software have included in their design many of the techniques employed by the popular word processors.Just Like a Word ProcessorBy far the most helpful of these features is the What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) method of web page design, a feature that ensures that what you see while you're designing your website is exactly what your visitors will see when they access your web page.Safeguarding Your WorkEven with a program as streamlined and easy to use as this, building a website requires a sizable investment of time. The best website building program allows you to create in around 60 minutes what other website building programs take 4 hours to build. But that hour is an investment that you don't want to lose.So, with that in mind, the developers of this new software created Backup and Restore features. The majority of Backup and Restore tools require a great deal of disk space. The reason for this is that in order to be sure that all of your work is saved, all of the files must be duplicated and kept.Professional site-builders understand the importance of utilizing a cutting edge single-file backup procedure that not only saves every part of your website, and one that also saves that information on a much smaller amount of hard drive space. The better site building packages are including this feature as standard.A built in reminder feature will also help you ensure your backups are kept completely up to date.Other Handy ToolsAlong with the features outlined above, the best website building package also comes equipped with powerful Global Settings. By using these features you can set up the software to work exactly the way that you want it to.These settings include:*Page Title Settings*File Naming Settings*Home Page Settings*Folder Settings*Spell Checker Settings*Page Analysis Settings*Scheduler SettingsSo make sure the website building software package you choose is so feature-packed and user friendly. You owe it to yourself to take a very close look at before you decide on the program that is right for building your first, or next, website.You've heard all the hype, now its time to get the facts on just why XSitePro's features are setting the standard for website building software.[...]

Make a Website the Smart Way

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:49:00 +0000

In comparison to publishing on physical media, developing and then deploying a website will require very little by way of specialized skills and tools. While mass marketing of publications on physical media needs a major investment of money and time, publishing for a global audience over the Internet will require virtually no money and almost no time. Thus, website design and publication has given almost everybody with internet access their very own personal printing press.

The process of developing a website intended for publication is called 'web design'. In order to make a website, it's a good idea first to have in mind a clear subject for the site. If the site will be providing a service to you or to others, then it's wise also to bear in mind a clear concept of the functionality you would want the site to give. For instance, a subject for a website could be 'my trip to Hawaii'. A function for your site might be providing a journaling service so that you may keep your diary online.

There are many topics that you can create, the topics are virtually limitless when it comes to imagination. A website can provide virtually any information that is needed to spread out to the entire world. A website is a great form of inexpensive information that is service to all people who have access to the internet. Thanks to better programming tools, website features and functions are offering better flexibility and speed. Some functions are still not accessible to the average user when it comes to a personal website.

You should, therefore, pay particular attention to your site content and layout. You can add interactive functionality later if you want it and can incorporate it into your site. Make a website using carefully chosen content which you have collected into a single folder.

After the content has been collected, it is time to consider layout. The layout for a web site is very similar to any other document designed to be viewed by a large audience. To make a website, the layout should be well organized and logical, with all content easily accessible through a simple menu system, such as a list of links with headings.

Lastly, you will need web site design software tools to help you to translate your content folder and layout idea into a true website. A great place to begin is by using free software tools along with the website publication instructions most likely offered by your ISP. As an alternative, just look for phrases like 'how to make a website'.

In order to make a website, it's a good idea first to have in mind a clear subject for the site. If the site will be providing a service to you or to others, then it's wise also to bear in mind a clear concept of the functionality you would want the site to provide. For instance, a subject for a website could be 'my trip to Hawaii'. A function for your site might be providing a journaling service so that you may keep your diary online. When creating a website, the spectrum of possibility for content is virtually limitless, and only limited by imagination.

What is the Best Web Site Software? Find the Perfect Solution For Your Website Building

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:48:00 +0000

People who are eager to get a website up and running, often overlook web site software and subsequently experience a long wait for their finished products. Usually they have employed a web design firm, some of whom can take weeks to deliver you the final web design - unacceptable. In the fast-growing Internet market, there is a rush to get onboard and acquire a foothold in one of the many niche marketing areas that are available. Delays could potentially cost you some great and valuable opportunities.

Traditionally website design and web site building were done only by those who were proficient in programming, usually requiring professional training where programmers were taught all of the pertinent language and skills. For the uneducated in this area, the designing and web site building processes seemed overwhelming. This is still true for those who wish to do it all the hard way.

But now there is a new way for creating a website, and you can do it yourself. With the web site software that is currently available, the website of your dreams is just days away. It does not matter whether or not you know programming. You do not have to know how to program at all. You can be a total website development novice and still take advantage of all the software can offer you. If you can download a program, with a simple click or two you are well on your way to getting your newly created web site up and running. No design firms, no mile-long bills and no indefinite completion date.

When you choose to use a user-friendly web site building software package to create your unique website, you will be pleased with knowing that you are the engineer and the creativity is limited only by your own mind. The software is there simply to guide you through the entire creative process, and then act as your administrative assistant and tie it all up in a perfect package.

There will be a selection of web site design templates that are all made available to you for your use. Many of these same template formats will resemble other professionally designed sites you have visited in terms of their quality. You will also be led through a process in which you will choose the colors that will be used on your website. You can choose headers and arrange the sections on the page in the order that you wish. Content will also need to be added, and you can fill in the text yourself, whether through typing or cut and paste techniques. Your web site software is fully capable of integrating your pictures or photo illustrations into your site design, and you are in charge of designing how the product will look.

You can make your own website, and have your final product completed in just a few days with a little effort on your part. No one will be able to tell that you didn't have professional website designers do it for you. Why not be the genius at the wheel and master your own website for cheap?

One of the greatest benefits of using web site software is the money that is saved. Once you have this web site design program, you can use it again and again for as many websites as you need, and this is an advantage and bonus that everyone can recognize. It will literally pay for itself over and over again.

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The Difference Between Web Design and Web Development

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:47:00 +0000

When you think about the difference between web design and web development you can compare it to the difference between architecture and construction. One deals with the appearance inclusive of the layout, colors, interaction between links etc related to a website or application while the other deals with the implementation or the "how" part of the process. This includes method of implementation and programming of the website or software.

When designing a website the designer must be very imaginative and creative. In addition it is necessary that the designer contact the client and fully understand what is required; the priorities and requirements. This will enable the designer to create a suitable design for the requirements. Colors also needs to be taken into careful consideration and also the appearance as it relates to the client's marketing needs and wishes they may have..

Consider web designing for the Coca Cola Company as an example. The designer would need to consider the color and as we all know the most dominant color of Coca Cola is red. So it would not be wise for the designer to hint at the company to put another color as the more dominant one when designing their web site. Also the company's lively and young image suggests a design that will closely match a youthful and vibrant look. This can be accomplished by adding videos, texts that has stars coming out from them and any additional graphic that will create a spark in a younger crowd.

Web development on the other hand involves implementing the design from the website design model.

The developers may need to perform a feasibility study with the designers in the initial phases of the website development. Sometimes the expectation of the designers is very high and often exceeds the limits of the technology available to the developers. Thus the developers may need to find the best way they can develop the website without interfering too much with the look and feel of the product.

As with our Coca Cola example; once the company accepts the design presented to them the designers will then present the model to the developers. The developers in turn will analyze the model and decide what is possible and what needs to be reconsidered or altered. Then an actual technical solution that best suits the design will be implemented. It is not necessary that the developers know why certain colors are preferred; they just need to follow the design specifications. However, the developer may call a meeting with the company and the designers to inform them about anything that is beyond the scope of their technology and decide on a more suitable way of developing their website.

To ensure quality work which is expected by all clients it is essential for web designers and web developers to work together. It is important to note though that both of them have different parts to play in the overall development of the website; one is focused on the appearance and the other on the foundation just like architect with its constructors.

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Google Says Internet is a Cesspool, Why Would it Not Be?

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:45:00 +0000

Internet is a cesspool, quite so, there are many who are working hard to produce something worthwhile, and many who are simply trying to create valid and permanent links to increase visibility of their websites and also get them a good search engine ranking.

It is surprising, why internet would be converted into a cesspool, here quality is of utmost importance, plagiarism is booed on and there are check points for what your website actually contains. The reason for cesspool is a rampant advertising that is required for a website to make it to the top.

Creating permanent links is important because paid links are expensive. Google and Yahoo both run paid links which are exorbitantly expensive for those whose home currency is a dollar and also for those whose currency is not a dollar. Though PPC campaigns are fairly valued asking for links more than a thousand per day can actually empty a person's pocket.

This race to create permanent links through blogs and article directories would have lessened if the PPC campaigns were not so exorbitantly valued. Cheaper PPC campaigns would mean people using this means for finding website exposure rather than writing the same thing again and again and submitting it to hundreds of article directories on the Internet only to create links.

The above would have helped considerably in reducing the cesspool on the Internet. All those who can write for themselves are able to maintain some quality check, hiring a writer however, means they have to rely on the information provided by the writer rather than their own. If people who are hiring other writers had any other affordable means to reach their audience, the cesspool on the Internet would have decreased considerably.

Blogging forums do provide a way for the people who find writing difficult to reach online community, however, blogging is an art, quite difficult to master. Catching on your audience's vein and using this information to become their favorite has been the virtue of quite a few quality bloggers.

There are a valuable few who are trying to reach their audience by providing them the latest information and developments in the related area. Not everyone has the creativity therefore, it is obvious that there will be thousands of pages of information which is not needed, on the other hand there will he a paltry hundred pages of information which is most required.

All of us are equally guilty of adding stuff to the cesspool. However, if out of 100 articles one article is useful to the readers I would take it as my day has been made.

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Moving Pages on Your Server? - For SEO Use a 301 Redirect and .htaccess

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:44:00 +0000

Are you doing a major website redesign and moving some of your web pages around? A quick SEO (search engine optimization) tip you can use is to use a 301 redirect with htaccess to keep your page rank for that page. This kind of redirect will also make sure that the major search engines can still find your previously indexed content. Doing this will also ensure that the search engines can still find the pages with that have moved and should pass along your existing page rank.

Here is a good example of when I was ran up against this very problem. Recently I changed the location of some of the files on my website. I moved some of them into the old portfolio directory they were in to new and different location. Here is how I kept the search engines informed about this change.

Use you favorite text editor to create a file named .htaccess in the directory that contains your web pages. I use a program called pico on my server to do this, but any text editor should do the trick. If the .htaccess already exists then open it up and add this text to the bottom of the file:

redirect 301 /old-page.html

Make sure to substitute your file names for "old-page.html" and "new-file.html", and edit your server name from "".

Depending on how often the search engines crawl your site your links should be updated to the the new location within a few days to a few weeks.

Daniel Catts is a web designer and web developer at

Strategies to Make Your Blog Web Site More Valuable

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:42:00 +0000

One of the main ways to increase sales is to put offers in various places that are normally overlooked by Internet marketers. One such place is the error page. Another is the thank you page or the order entry form. There are different ways to market people when they finally land on your site, but you want to add offers wherever you think they might be visible to people, so even the error page can be a good place to add an offer.

When your buyers see the trouble you've gone to in order to customize the site to add offers in places that can generate unexpected sales, they will be delighted and impressed. So, let's go through some of the details here.

An error page is the page people get when they type in a URL in your domain that doesn't exist. This can either be due to a misspelling or because you took the page down and people had the old page bookmarked. To add offers to the error page, also known as the 404 error page, you can use a plug-in too.

Download the 404 Error page plug-in available at and FTP it up to your site. You will want to put it into the same plugins folder you put the other plug-ins into before. Then, activate it the same way by getting it to turn green.

While you are in the admin area of your site, you will want to look for the option panel and select that. There will be a submenu entitled "AA Google 404."

You will want to insert the Google Search API key there. Hit the update button. Then go back to the main admin area and look up the Presentation > Theme Editor area. There should be a link there that will allow you to edit the 404 error page. Create a template for how you want the error page to look and add the code that tells it to add some offers.

Another thing that buyers like to see are site stats. You can offer these directly on the web site by installing the Cystats plugin. It is located at This nifty plug-in lets visitors to your site see the number of referring pages, most read categories, and even most read comments, and a whole lot more. It is a great way to prove that your site has readership and a high interest level.

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Make Money With Website Customization Services

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:41:00 +0000

After you sell a web site, there are still other ways to make some extra income off the site. If you are particular crafty with web site programming, graphics design, or even freelance content writing, you can offer some of these services as "customization services."Most of the time people want a turn-key web site they can start to make money from right away, but they also need to continuously update it and market it to make money. If they don't necessarily have the experience, they may turn to someone to put up their own logos, graphics, get new content up, or change the layout and design of the web site. They may want to add an eBay or CafePress store. There are endless ways that they can improve on an already made site, but they may not want to bother with doing the work themselves.That's where you come in. If you have several contractors you trust who can do this sort of work, you can sell these services to your customers after the fact. Just let them know that you would be willing to do any customization work for them, should they decide they want additional features or custom graphic work to make the site more individual.In essence, you're really only going to have market that offer in email a few times and then wait to see if they want it. As mentioned earlier, many will only buy a site that doesn't need a huge amount of customization, but some will buy a site that has everything except one or two features they want. Why not be the one to offer them that work? You can even give them a discount from the normal customization fee, if they buy the web site from you.This can turn into a healthy stream of income, particularly if you are outsourcing the work, instead of doing it yourself. What you are basically doing is giving out referrals, finding some qualified but cheap labor, and then farming out the work to other people. You get to set the rate and you can figure out how much money you are making additional per hour. And, if your workers are in India, you can be sleeping in your bed while they're out there making money for you.The customer doesn't have to know you've outsourced the work. You can be the project manager to make sure your client gets exactly what they want and that the workers are doing what they are supposed to do. Then, collect some monies up front (some people prefer 1/3 of the total estimated project costs) and wait for the workers to finish their job and present the final product to your client.If you get very good people working for you, not only do you have ways to make good money with clients that you sell web sites to, but you can outsource some of the work you're doing to create web sites too. Anything that frees up your time so that you can market more and sell more offers is going to end up putting more money in your pocket than actually doing the work yourself. That's one way to leverage other people's time so that you create a system that can bring in money, whether you are lying on a beach in Hawaii or sitting at your desk in front of the computer.By the you want to learn exactly how to create a high income online business by meeting the needs of people in your niche through coaching, consulting, and teaching online classes?Download my new recording: "How to Sell High Ticket Products Online" here: High Ticket you want to learn how to increase your online income by adding coaching, consulting, and online classes to your existing practice or business? Find out how here: Internet Marketing Coaching[...]

Transferring Ownership of the Web Site When You Sell It

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:41:00 +0000

Transferring Ownership Of The Web SiteThere are multiple steps to transferring a web site although the total process only has to take a half hour, if you did it all yourself. But, your buyer may want to do some of the work themselves or you may want to opt to have them do it, depending on if they are knowledgeable enough to complete these tasks. If not, you can do it yourself, but even though the process itself may take about a half hour, the total propagation of the site from one server to another may take several days. That's because the Internet is such a large entity that it has to update several servers that point the site to the new home in order for it to finally be transferred. But, here we'll go over the steps you need to take to transfer a web site you sell in detail.Push The Domain To The BuyerYou are going to have to first push the ownership of the domain name to the buyer. This is done by having the customer sign up to the same registrar in which you registered the name. This is accomplished by setting up a free account where you can push that domain name to the new owner. There is typically no charge for pushing a domain name from one owner to another on the same registration service.Each registrar may have different ways to do this, so you will need to check the registrar's website to find out how to do it for your particular domain name registrar. After the domain name has transferred ownership, then your buyer has to set the name servers to point to the new web host they want to use. If they're going to continue to host with you, then they won't need to change the name servers and you're basically done.Transferring A Site From One Host To AnotherIf you have an experienced buyer, you don't have to move the site yourself. You can just give them the FTP information they need to log into the server it's already on and thus they can copy the site over to another host. You might want to give them a time deadline to do this in so that they don't wait forever to finish the transaction. Ten days is a good time limit.The Experienced BuyerOn the other hand, if you have an inexperienced website buyer or you just don't want to give access to the FTP information so that there can be no problems with the new customer screwing up the site before it's transferred, then you can offer to move it yourself.Here are the steps you will need to follow to move the files from your host server to another distinct hosting provider:1. Log in to your web site server using your FTP program.2. Go to the public_html directory where you should have installed most of the WordPress files. If you didn't follow our instructions to do this, then you will have to go to the directory which you did pick to install those files.3. You are going to want to download everything that is necessary to run the web site on another server. Copy all those files to a folder on your desktop and save it.4. Don't delete any files, folders, database, or anything while doing this process. If you miss something, you can always come back and find it later instead of wondering what happened and not being able to recreate a working setup.5. In the folder you just created on your desktop, create a subfolder. Label it aaa_database for the name.Copy The Databases TooNext, you want to make sure that any databases associated with your web site are also transferred onto the new host. This will be a process of backing up the databases to the subfolder you just created called aaa_database. Then, from there, you will have everything you need in one folder to be able to successfully move all the files without missing anything.To copy the databases, you have to follow these steps:1. Log in to the Cpanel area on the server that is currently hosting the site[...]

Some Thoughts on Website Flipping

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:39:00 +0000

One thing you do have to keep in mind is that the Internet is constantly evolving and your sites need to evolve with it too, to stay competitive. The Internet is just starting to recognize how to make money online from web sites. These practices can change very quickly. Once SEO was the only way to go, and then Google decided to weight real content more heavily. Some tricks like meta tag stuffing (considered "black hat" tricks) to increase search engine exposure might have worked once, but now Google ignores the meta tags. They are constantly changing their algorithm for ranking and placing web sites on result pages. If you don't keep up with the changes, you might end up having trouble selling sites that relied on old techniques and information. And, today's consumer is extremely savvy, so you need to be too.One of the biggest changes in recent history is the advent of social networking sites. These sites are an excellent new form of Internet property that are highly desirable. If you can learn how to set up some of these sites and then flip them, you should have a steady income for quite some time, until the public tires of them or something new comes along.It's also desirable to have more than one selling venue for your sites. While eBay is a really great place to sell your web sites, they can also change their policies to make it hard to continue your business. This happened with people selling information products online, when suddenly (quite overnight), eBay said these types of products could not longer be listed on auction and had to be put into classified ads, where they had far little exposure. The new policy only allowed the sale of physical items in auctions, so sellers of e-books and virtual reports, were left trying to change their entire business model so that they could still make a profit while providing an e-book on a physical product like a CD-ROM, to be able to list it in eBay's auction pages.In order to keep something like that from hitting you in the face, check out other places to sell your web sites and explore these markets too. That way if one selling venue changes it's policy, you still have a way to continue your business model regardless of any new rules.Other places to sell your site are webmaster forums, like DigitalPoint and Sitepoint. There are many new users that come in looking for web sites that can generate an income and are ready to go. Take a look at these too. They are a valuable source of information on what the public wants in a web site and what are the most popular features and criteria that make a web site more valuable. Have a look at the Resource section that follows, to find links to other places to explore this fascinating and profitable topic. There are so many helpful sites and aides out there for people getting into web site flipping that we just couldn't list them all. However, it is a great place to start to get a broad view of how to start to create a business that can generate not only instant sales, but also residual income for years to come.So, don't be afraid to dip your toe! The world is waiting for you to take that first bold step into creating your own home business that can fulfill your income needs while giving you the thrill of discovering a whole new unexplored territory, the glorious World Wide Web.By the you want to learn exactly how to create a high income online business by meeting the needs of people in your niche through coaching, consulting, and teaching online classes?Download my new recording: "How to Sell High Ticket Products Online" here: High Ticket you want to learn how to increase your online income by adding coaching, consulting, and online classes to your existing pract[...]

How to Make More Money Selling Websites

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:37:00 +0000

You've been able to get a very good idea now of the mechanics and considerations necessary to flip a web site. However, a good business starts with some great strategies to make sure that you are headed towards the maximum profit you can get. For that, you want to plan out how you will conduct your business in such a fashion to generate the most interest and the highest bids.We already talked a little bit about the creation of eBay listings, the pricing and the timing, in detail. But, what if you want to sell multiple sites every single week? Do you have a proper business process set up so that you know what to expect and when auctions are going to end? This is a business after all and the more disciplined you are with how you run the business, the better the odds that you will increase your profits. So, let's walk through a sample plan for selling multiple sites in one week.The PlanYou will probably start slowly as you have to learn how to create web sites to sell before you actually list them. But, once you are actually in a good business flow, your goal should be to list up to eight websites a week. If you were to make between $200 to $300 on each, you can expect your income to be a minimum of $1600 per week up to $2400 per week. That's up to $124,800 per year!Taking the information we discussed earlier, you are going to want to list those web sites at the most advantageous times to get either more bids or higher bids. Using Auctiva, You will want to schedule two websites each of these days during the week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Why? Well, because if you start to list on those days then you can end them on days other than Tuesday, Friday, or Saturday. Each time you list two web sites, list one auction to end in the late morning hours and one to end in the evening hours, as previously discussed.Next, you are going to want to pick the upgrades that can help your listing stand out and attract more attention. Don't overdo it, however, as it can eat into your profits. Instead, focus on the following upgrades and determine which sites you want to add more based on how popular you think it might be:- Featured Plus- Subtitle- Gallery- Bold- Border- HighlightDon't forget to set a BIN price and a reserve price. The BIN price can be between $199 to $299. The reserve price should be high enough to make some money, but not as high as $199. You can set it between $79 and $100.If you follow a set process, you can begin an assembly line production of quality web sites that you can flip to generate a great side income. It may take a while to get comfortable with all the things you need to know, but after that, you just keep building on your knowledgebase, adding new features and goodies to sites as you learn about what is more in demand.By the you want to learn exactly how to create a high income online business by meeting the needs of people in your niche through coaching, consulting, and teaching online classes?Download my new recording: "How to Sell High Ticket Products Online" here: High Ticket you want to learn how to increase your online income by adding coaching, consulting, and online classes to your existing practice or business? Find out how here: Internet Marketing CoachingSean Mize teaches coaches, consultants, and small business owners how to package their knowledge and sell it in high priced coaching, consulting, and online class packages. Sean says "If you have an existing marketable service or skill that you can teach others, I can teach you to package it into a high-priced class or coaching program, guaranteed"[...]

5 Steps to Building a Successful & Income Bringing Website

Sat, 25 Oct 2008 03:21:00 +0000

Almost anyone can build a website these days, but just building it will not guarantee your success online. There are 5 important steps you can follow that will make sure you build a website that can both create a free flow of highly targeted traffic and be able to capitalize on it.As planning is always an important key to success it's no surprise that the first two steps are in the planning stage: 1. Create your Content BlueprintThe internet provides information, and that is also what your web side will provide. If you provide the right content, you can attract the right people. That's why step one is to make sure you will have In Demand Content. You do that by researching the web for the most profitable search terms and key words related to the theme or topic of the website you are going to build. That will enable you to find your niche and build your site around it. In other words, by knowing what key words people are searching for in relation to your topic, you also know exactly what to write about in your theme based web site. Once you know that, you have your all important Content Blueprint. 2. Plan your Monetization The next step is to make a diversified monetizing plan. You have to plan how you are going to capitalize on your web site, how it will generate revenue so it can bring you the income you wish for. There are basically 3 different ways to do that. You can easily combine all three if you wish. In the end it all depends on what fits you best. Ecommerce is the first. You can sell products or services through your website. For instance, if your site is about golf you can sell products like equipment, books or golf clothes, or you can sell consultations, e-books and e-courses. Some people make and sell their own products, like artwork, pictures, designer bags and dresses etc. If you are a professional you can offer your services or simply refer people to your offline business. You can also write and sell your own e-books and e-courses that are relevant to your visitors' interests. If your site is a pure info site and you don't have anything to sell, don't worry; the next two are ways that can create revenue for you too.Number two is to refer your visitors to non-competing businesses, either online or offline, to earn commission on sales. A very popular and easy way to do that is to simply use affiliate programs. If you choose the right affiliate programs that really compliment your visitors' needs, this is a great way to capitalize on your website. By displaying affiliate links on your site you simply refer people to other people's websites and then earn commissions on all sales generated by these referrals. The most efficient way to promote your affiliate links is usually to integrate them with your content.The third and obvious way, of course, is to let people advertise on your site. This is the most important income producer for most content sites. The easiest way to do that is by having Google ads on you site through AdSense. That way you earn money every time someone clicks on an ad showing on your site.Now that your planning stage is over and it's time to start building your site:3. Build a Site for Both Humans and Search Engines If you don't already have a domain name, it's now time to get one. Pick a catching name you like, preferably one that is short and easy to remember. It doesn't have to reflect your topic, but if it does it will most likely be easier to remember. For the hosting there are many good companies offering high quality hosting. Look at what additional services they offer that you may need, and then choose the one you prefer. Once you are all set it's time to start working on your si[...]

The Not So Simple Multiple Facets of Web Development Companies - A Quick Insight

Sat, 25 Oct 2008 03:20:00 +0000

The introduction of web development in recent years has given more opportunities for companies to specialise in web application technologies than otherwise. A company develops application based web sites using non-design coding.

Great Expectations:
So what does a client expect from a web development company? The most essential features of a company are innovative thinking and upgraded technology.Company needs to be technologically superior not only in non-design coding but also in web designing, website creation, developing e-commerce solutions and software development. Web development, at a certain point, should include graphics design, content development, designing interactive multimedia and server configuration.

Companies in search for a professional and qualified web development company should consider the cost factor before choosing one. The cost for developing a website can be higher if a company chooses a highly qualified web developer. So if an organization chooses a good company it should be familiar with the rates. The best solution is to analyse and compare the market to look out for web developers charging a reasonable amount. It is also advised to evaluate the portfolio of the company specialising in web development and gather information about their past projects.

Services preferred:
Along with a dynamic website and innovative thinking, corporate clients also prefer search engine marketing, flash website designing, application installation, e-commerce website development, B2B and B2C web development, portal development and regular maintenance of websites from their web developers. The number of companies providing these services has raised manifolds. So it cannot be difficult for websites who are on a look out for technologically advanced web development services.

Web development companies are compelled to use development tools to ensure their services are up to date. Today, most web developers use Microsoft .NET and LAMP technologies to develop desktop applications and application based web services. The most popular tool among web developers id LAMP as it comes free. Companies preferring real time digital modifications and updating take the services of WYSIWYG, a user-friendly editor. Frequently used programming languages range from HTML to PHP and also include, CSS, JAVA, Flash, and many more. Web developers ensure that ASP. Net programming is carried through SQL server and PHP programming is carried through MySQL.

Australia is the hub of web development companies which specialise in building and customising corporate website applications.Companies in Australia specialise in many projects including multimedia sharing, document management, and web system optimisation and offer a wide range of services ranging from web hosting, software development and domain names.

Smit Mathur is an expert for writing Articles and currently working for Broadwayinfotech. For more information related to Web development company, Web development Australia please visit:

The Oh-So Predictable Future of the Web Development Companies Around the Globe

Sat, 25 Oct 2008 03:18:00 +0000

The year 2000 enabled companies to have their presence on the World Wide Web just for the sake of providing information. Back then, designing and creating static websites was far easier and an organization could find a web development company with ease and comfort. But recently, the rapid transition of the internet has brought thousands of innovative and exciting ways in creating and choosing websites. Companies prefer integrating Ecommerce with online marketing, attracting RSS feeds to their websites, receiving e-marketing services and SEO (Search engine Optimisation) and providing online networking communities for clients and members.

Today's corporate bodies require web development companies who cater more to interactivity, content management and e-marketing services. These qualities can be found in a professionally looking web developer today. A professional web developer should also have the expertise of developing custom applications such as online payment solutions, newsletter, blogs etc. The unimaginable future of the internet does not mean we cannot assume any services provided by future web development companies. These companies must have the calibre of designing, developing and customising complete web solutions.

Given the need for a static website diminishing day-by-day, the rapid transition of internet and latest industry developments, web development companies and complete web solutions providers have to ensure the availability of advanced technology to create an accurate and technologically superior website. One such revolutionary part of web development technology has been open source application solutions such as Joomla.

Since Joomla is a content management system, it keeps track of every piece of content on the website, its can keep track on music, videos, books, text and documents. The best part of Joomla is its simplicity, stylishness and professionalism in developing websites. It has an endless number of templates and open source codes for web developers who use such tools that can be easily be customised.

Used by modern day web developers extensively to develop a website, Jhoomla is an award-winning CMS or content management system. Joomla allows web developers to build websites with the most up to date online applications. In addition, a variety of code samples, documentation and overview of technical aspects render Joomla is the most popular open source application software that is available for free.

There are hordes of other Content-based and otherwise, like Joomla, have the power to shape the corporate fortunes of their faithful patrons. Like Joomla, many other open source software solutions are available online free of cost, to offer future generation of self-sustained dynamic websites.

Smit Mathur is an expert for writing Articles and is currently working for Broadway Infotech. For more information related to web development, complete web solutions, web development company, web application development Please visit

Use These 7 Headline Formulas to Make Your Website More Profitable

Sat, 25 Oct 2008 03:14:00 +0000

Research shows that readers respond more to headlines than any other element of a web page.A headline creates attention or apathy. People will often make the decision either to continue reading or hit the back button, based on the headline. You have only seconds to make a favourable first impression.Top 7 Headline Formulas That WorkIf you need to put your puny headline on steroids try one of these tried and tested formulas:1. Agitate the ProblemEG: Are You Struggling to Find Good Accounting Personnel? If a reader has the problem they will be compelled to keep reading to find out the solution.NB: This is also a question headline - see below.2. Ask a QuestionEG: What is the Secret to Getting Rich Today?A question incites curiosity. It engages the mind. A question headline must be open-ended - you have to keep reading to find out the answer.3. Promise the Reader a BenefitEG: Enjoy Younger Looking Skin in Just 7 DaysFocus on the primary benefit of your product or service and connect it with the target audience.4. Give Them the NewsEG: Announcing the Smallest MP3 Player Ever Built If you have genuine news, announce it. Using the word "announcing" attracts more attention.5. State the OfferEG: FREE Seminar Shows You How to Make $100,000 a Year on eBayIf you have an attractive offer shout it out in your headline.6. Use the Words "How To"EG: How To Win Friends and Influence People"How to..." promises readers useful information and advice. If you're ever stuck for a headline, write "How to" - whatever follows will be a hardworking headline.7. Use a Customer TestimonialEG: "I Lost 7 Kilograms in 10 Days With Trimspeed"Putting the testimonial in quotation marks increases readership.Sharpen Your AxeAbraham Lincoln is reputed to have said, "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." And so it is with headlines. Many copywriting experts recommend you spend 80% of your time writing the headline.This may sound like overkill. But producing website content is expensive and time consuming. If your headline is a dud you've wasted your money and effort.By Charles Cuninghame a career spanning more than 12 years, Charles Cuninghame is one of Australia's most experienced website copywriters.For tips, tricks and insider secrets to get more customer inquiries, sales and profits from your website visit Charles' blog: The Profitable Website Manual.[...]

Useful MySQL Commands For PHP Development

Sat, 25 Oct 2008 03:12:00 +0000

When I'm developing PHP applications I normally have a DOS window open so I can run SQL scripts from the command line. Often, this is so I can check that MySQL database tables are being updated correctly while I am running PHP scripts.There are not that many command line tasks I need to perform, but it is useful to be able to run them as and when I need to. In this tutorial I'll look at a few MySQL commands I find really useful during the development of PHP applications.Logging onto the MySQL monitorTo log onto the MySQL monitor:Open a command prompt window, and navigate to the the mysql\bin folder. Run the command:mysqlORmysql -u user -pIf prompted, enter the password for the database user.Setting a root passwordIf you have not got a root password set, here is how you set one.Log onto the MySQL monitor as described above. Run the command:set password for root@localhost=password('password');Updating a tableI quite often need to add or delete new columns, or modify existing ones.To perform the following commands you need to be logged onto the MySQL monitor, as described above.Adding a new columnThe format is:ALTER table tablenameADD new_column typeAFTER column;And here are a couple of examples:ALTER table usersADD surname char(30)AFTER firstname;ALTER table usersADD age int (2) NOT NULL default '0'AFTER surname;Modifying an existing columnSometimes it is necessary to update existing columns; here is the format:ALTER table tablenameMODIFY column type;And here's an example:ALTER table usersMODIFY age int (3) NOT NULL default '0';Dropping a columnHere's the format:ALTER table tablenameDROP column;And here's an example:ALTER table usersDROP age;Dumping the contents of a database into an SQL fileFor backup purposes, if nothing else, it's sometimes useful to dump all the contents of a database into an SQL file. Here's how you do it:Open a command prompt window, and navigate to the the mysql\bin folder. Run the command:mysqldump -u database_user_name -p database_name > database_name.sqlWhen prompted, enter the password for the database user.Sending the output from an SQL query to a fileSometimes it is useful to send the output from a query to a file, for example, a text file. Here is an example of how to do it.Log onto the MySQL monitor. Run the SQL query, for example:SELECT name,surname FROM users into outfile '/tmp/users.txt';About the Author: John Dixon is a web developer working through his own company John Dixon Technology Limited. The company also develops and supplies a free accounting bookkeeping software tool called Earnings Tracker. The company's web site contains various articles, tutorials, news feeds, and a finance and business blog.[...]

Backyard Hacks Tainting Professional Website Development Industry

Wed, 08 Oct 2008 02:41:00 +0000

Today I searched Google using the key phrase "Web Development" and not surprisingly Google returned 154 million results.Too often businesses and individuals alike are getting ripped off by quasi website developers purporting to be ultra qualified, yet fail to meet the industry benchmark and consequently giving the whole industry a bad name.Like everything in life the buyer should "beware" However being that there is no minimum entry to become a website developer people simply assume everyone offering such services are in fact fully qualified and consequently it's sometimes not until they are onto their 3rd, 4th and sometimes 5th generation website do they begin to realize that they have been ripped off and been given unqualified advice by unscrupulous operators who have no web development qualifications and /or no accountability whatsoever.There are many reputable and talented website developers that offer and provide professional services but with no industry regulation they are tainted by the backyard merchants. This situation is very similar to the backyard motor mechanic of the old days and can easily be avoided by simply doing a little research and asking a few testing questions of website developer prior rather than later. * How long have you been developing websites? * Have you built websites like the one you are proposing to build for me? * Can you provide 5 references from companies you have built website for? * Can you provide 5 website addresses of website you built like the one you are proposing to build for me? * Do you have a documented, repeatable process to plan and build websites? Give me a written overview of the process? * Who owns the Intellectual Property rights to the software in my website? * What are your office hours? How can I get issues resolved after hours? * Is the website portable (i.e. can I move it off of your system)? Who can host the website? * Can you give me a line item breakdown of your setup fee / initial development estimate? * Do you provide training? 11. Is the software customizable (i.e. can I pay for custom modifications to the software)? * Is the website scalable? What is involved in making changes? * How much am I paying for hosting? * How much am I paying for software licensing, maintenance, and support? Is it a flat fee or hourly? * How much I am paying for ongoing content changes? Is it a flat fee or hourly? * When and if required do you take care of upgrading my website to a new version if and when required?Up to date information on topics within the field of Website Design and Development. Suncoast Internet provides a complete range of specialised web development services to clients across Australia. The best place to find us is online at[...]

Why You Should Have a Powerful About Me Page?

Wed, 08 Oct 2008 02:40:00 +0000

Once you register most auction sites will give you a page on which you can tell people about your business profile. It is amazing to see that most of the traders don't know the exact use of this page. Some just leave it blank! And others put in their hobbies, their interests and stories of their families with a picture of their cats and dogs. Traders are not interested in knowing you personally. They want to know you as a buyer or a seller before they hand over their hard earned cash to someone they have never seen or met before. Do you know what they are looking in you? They are looking for your credentials. The better your credentials the more sales you make.

On your profile page you must sell your business and yourself. Give reasons why people should buy from you. List all the benefits they will gain when they do business with you. Impress them with the knowledge that you have about your business. Tell them your experience. Write down if you have any specialized knowledge related to your business. Ask the traders to bookmark this page. Then remind them to visit this page and your auctions. Once they add you to their favourites they can find you easily again and see what new listing you have listed. About me page works for you as a buyer as well. Say you have bid on an auction.

The seller and other bidders may be curious who you are and start checking your profile. When they see that you are also a seller and may like what you sell and at the same time you have reminded them to add your page to their favourites, guess what? If they like your profile you got them.

Harjit Irani is an author and internet entrepreneur. You can download free ebook from

Drupal Content Management System

Wed, 08 Oct 2008 02:39:00 +0000

In order to have a successful website, it is necessary to attract huge traffic. Web design plays a vital In order to ensure it, principles used for web design plays a vital role. A layman might not be able to do everything correctly. In such circumstances we need a powerful content management system. Drupal is one of the most popular content management systems used across the web. It seems the popularity of the Drupal content management system (CMS) grows by the day, too. And while the CMS is known for its user-friendliness and Drupal ability to be used by even the non-tech set, to get the most out of Drupal you may need to seek the help of outsiders.

Drupal web developers can help in avoiding many problems and negative aspects and develop new components and add-ons for making the CMS website more functional.

The basis for the popularity of the Drupal content management system (CMS) is strong enough. Drupal is highly functional, customizable and moreover it's free. Once you've built a Drupal customized CMS, you will have created a very functional, navigable, attractive and visitor-friendly website. And with the flexibility of the modules and add-ons you can build that Drupal customized CMS to include almost any page or platform, from blogs and wikis to static content pages, forums, and ecommerce and shopping websites.

Drupal CMS developers make sure that website compilation is as per web standards. Drupal Website Developers are capable of offering help in optimizing web pages and see to it that images have appropriate programs for image editing. This is to minimize image file size for fast loading. Besides, it is necessary that websites must appear impressive in all available browsers to get increased website traffic Drupal developers also work for cross-browser compatibility. Drupal developers ensure that the navigation around the website is without confusion. They design navigation menu to facilitate easy navigation.

Drupal content management system (CMS) offers a world of solutions and opportunities in web design. With the added support of Drupal experts and Drupal web designers, any person or small large business can build their website with one of the best and most functional framework applications available to website owners.

Steve Grant is webmaster to Webnet Creatives offers online business solutions which include Web designing, development, search engine optimization, pay per click, internet marketing services. For more related services distinct articles feel free to visit or write to

My New Website - From Scratch to Profit

Wed, 08 Oct 2008 02:38:00 +0000

Without traffic from search engines (both large and small) you will be very limited in your chances for success of any magnitude. Pay-Per-Click can be effective after you learn the ropes. Just be sure to limit how much you can lose. To get traffic from search engines, you will need page rank (where your organic-free ad appears when someone enters one of your keywords in a search box).In order to get your website to rank high enough that search engines give you decent position for your organic ads - you need to work on two aspects of your website. The content (words) on your home page which contain your keywords, and back links pointing back to your website. A back link is your URL in the content of another website. It could be a one-way link in a directory, or an ad with your link you have paid to place on another website, or it could be a free classified ad on a website, or it could be your URL on a discussion forum, or in an article you have written that has been published.Keywords on your home page should be repeated maybe 3 to 5 times with the main keyword being repeated maybe 10 to 14 times. Your keywords should be included in well structured sentences and paragraphs. Try to get authority links to your website. Authority links are links to websites that offer the same type services and products that your website offers. These types of links will build your page ranking with the search engines much faster. Place your paid ads on high traffic directories that specialize in listing the same type services or products that you offer. Do a search for one-way free directory links and get a list of these directories and submit your URL to a few dozen of them. This should help your page ranking.When I optimize my website to get a good page ranking, I figure that page content (keywords on home page) account for about 20% of page rank, and back links to authority websites account for 70% of page rank, and one way links to general directories and forums accounts for about 10 % toward a favorable page ranking. Keep in mind that it can take from 60 to 90 days for links of all types to become effective as a factor in search engine ranking.Thanks to the internet, when we talk about making money online, we do not only talk about the big players. Fact is, there are more small businesses online than the bigger ones. The power of the internet has allowed greater competition and has allowed even smaller businesses to earn income online. One way you can make money online is by creating your own website. Building a profitable website is a four-step process.The first thing you need is a domain. This is basically the name of your website. If you have a preferred domain name, you can check a domain name registrar and see if the name you want is still available. If it isn't, some domain registration services will give you suggested names. You will also need to have a hosting service in order for your site to be viewed on the internet.The process of optimizing your website so that it will rank high on search engines such as Google and Yahoo is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO). SEO is important because 80% of traffic going to your site is through search engines. Aside from this, traffic from search engines is free so capitalizing on SEO is one of the best tactics used by most website owners today in order to get a return on investment at a reasonable time.Search engines rank the importance of websites through the number [...]

Content Management Needs Collaboration

Wed, 08 Oct 2008 02:37:00 +0000

Nowadays more and more companies realize it needed a way to share information and work with partners and customers outside its corporate network.

Few years ago, before meeting they think on how to pull documents out and get them to the meeting, and afterwards how to move that documentation back. And there is nothing automated there. Not anymore, there are some products which could be integrated the company 's real-time collaboration capabilities into its enterprise content management system.

Many companies could ask why they need to buy a collaboration tool from one company, a website from another, content management system from another and a search engine from another? That is reasonable as it seems a waste of time and money.

Collaboration is more important part of a bigger content management that knowledge management portal companies are looking at as they try provide the changing needs of businesses searching for a more connective way to get most out of their growing amounts of data.

But content management developers started to look at collaboration capabilities, where users can manage information during creation process, using whiteboards, exchanging tasks, sharing discussions and instant messaging, for example. And some companies could provide a full spectrum of capabilities. That's why business users are seeing content management companies announce new features.

One issue for businesses is whether they already use a collaboration product. Companies with collaboration tools will scrap what they have to use features from content management vendors. What is important in that case, is that content management systems consist with proven collaboration software.

Though most of businesses users are still collaborate by use e-mail. In some respects it works fine. In other respects, it doesn't.

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