Saturday, September 30, 2006

There is so much talk about SEO

What is actually SEO- search engine optimization?Well. Now it`s time for SEO.SEO is simply adjusting your website to get high position in the search engine results.When you were an ordinary surfer. What you probably didn`t know is that the first 10 websites in the results busted their asses for such positions. You got them.
That`s what search engines are for: providing relevant content for their users.Now that you are in the website development business.
Your goal is to get one of those top 10 positions.Some people say it`s hard. Yahoo! and MSN (top 3) Search engines are the best source for free and targeted traffic.
There is a phrase: "Content is the king". Which is totally true.

Friday, September 29, 2006

What is a 'Blog' and why would you care?

Is nothing more than an electronic journal or a diary to enter your thoughts or ideas by using web-based programs..
It can quickly become a valuable news source in which bloggers (people who blog) link to a number of other news sources and other blogging sites.Bloggers are the *construction workers* of the Internet.
Blogs are designed to be whatever it is you want them to be. Giving you complete and creative control over every aspect of it.
Using a blog can be very beneficial to you whether you have an online business or you simply need some spaceto say.
And. Blogs are extremely easy to create.

Self-publishing for internet income

It is important to understand what self-publishing is and its’ enormous potential to fully appreciate and indeed take advantage of Adsense. Actually self-publishing (the act of producing and marketing your own writing) is as old as America. It is an American tradition that is very much part and parcel of the American dream. Ben Franklin was one of the first Americans to self-publish and many others have followed since. Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn was self-published. As was Ulysses. Lady Chatterley’s Lover and the Tarzan series amongst a host of other popular classics that would never have existed without the authors ignoring publisher’s rejection lips and taking the bold step of publishing their own work.There are thousands of other examples from recent times that we can mention here but the point is that a few important developments in recent times have only helped to fuel the power of self-publishing but did not trigger off this revolution. The personal computer put a very powerful publishing tool on the desktop for the first time allowing the easy setting of type and design for publishers at a tiny fraction of what is cost previously.Then the World Wide Web came along and proved to be many wonderful things to a self-publisher. Suddenly there was no niche that was too small to be viable. Then the Internet could also be used to publish online at a cost that was very close to zero.Still. As wonderful and revolutionary as these developments were. Understanding this will open your eyes and enable you to fully cash in using Adsense as an key part of your online self-publishing efforts.With Adsense. As Much As Relevance And The Right Well-paying KeywordsI often wonder if those guys at Google fully understood the impact of what they were doing when they decided to open Adsense for smaller sites and blogs with very little traffic.

Now all you need is visitors

No problem.This is what online marketers call "getting traffic". It definitely is a problem. You probably figured it was just a matter of creating a nice site and waiting for people to discover it. You'll be on your way.Unfortunately it doesn't work that way.Why it doesn't work that wayThe reason is pretty simple. Most new internet entrepreneurs have no idea how important the big search engines are . They have no idea how these big search engines work. That is exactly what most online entrepreneurs end up doing. If they are persistent enough. They rebuild their sites the way they should have been built in the first place.What they think they have learnedThe reason they rebuild their sites is because they learn a little bit about something called "Search Engine Optimization" or "SEO". Their automatic "spiders" look over your pages and use hints within those pages to determine what they are about. Then they assume that page is about "golden retrievers". These are known as "keywords" . The words that indicate what your content is about.SEO takes this fairly obvious fact and says. "Since the search engines are going to draw conclusions about the subject matter of your pages based on keywords. There are all kinds of little SEO techniques that try to exploit the way spiders draw conclusions about your pages.Why this is not enoughUnfortunately. It is still not enough to ensure you a high ranking in searches for your most important keywords. Especially if you are chasing popular keywords like most of us are. Since you will be competing for search engine results with literally millions of other pages which are also optimized for that term. Why should they choose your humble little page?The fact is. The reason is pretty simple. Your page is just not important enough to rank a high position for a term like "Real Estate". You have to do something to give it some importance.Making your pages "important"The most effective way to make your pages "important" in the eyes of the search engines. Is to get other sites to link to yours.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

A number 1 spot in Google pretty much guarantees loads of

To reach that number 1 spot search engine optimization (SEO) is the tool webmasters have to use in almost every case. Several books have been written covering search engine optimization. There is so much information about this topic - it's almost impossible to digest. Webmasters have all they need available at their hands at any time and also share the knowledge. The hunt for the best search engine optimization results is on 24 hours a day. 365 days a year.As with anything there will always be people who go a step too far. Search Engine Optimization is no exception. You've got the Black Hats who do use every legal or illegal trick to increase their website's search engine ranking and you have the so called White Hats who play by the rules and only use legitimate SEO tools and tricks. Then you have people who just over-do it. These websites are stuffed with keywords and phrases all over. Navigation and presentation of content is optimized for the search engine but they seem to completely forget about the human factor. Driving traffic to the website from search engines is great. What if the site is difficult to navigate for the visitor because it is optimized for a search engine and not for usability? A website not meeting the needs of humans is set up to fail.Having the number 1 spot in a search engine will not materialize in higher profits and revenue if the site does not meet basics requirements for humans to a) navigate the site properly and b) to be able discover what they are looking for in an easy way.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

affiliate programs -business without the hassles of shipping and processing

If you are already selling a product online the affiliate programs you choose must be in line with your own product, this will help you have a larger range of products to offer visitors.

Affiliate programs also called Referral Programs or partnership Programs are essentially commission-based sales schemes.

Affiliate programs are good for you because you make money from your website visitors without having to worry about shipping and payment processing.

Affiliate programs are good way to learn the market tactics.

Affiliate programs are not only related to products but also involve information sharing or offering some advice.

Affiliate programs are sometimes referred to as associate programs or referral programs.

Affiliate programs are usually free to join, so affiliates do not have to worry about start-up costs.

Use Affiliate Programs to start an online business

Affiliate marketing is the easiest online business to build with minimal investments of time and money.
All you have to do is sign up for the affiliate program at these websites and you can earn cash for sending someone to sign up and play online poker.

If you plan to succeed as an affiliate, you need your own website.

Don't advertise your affiliate program directly. "I'm An Affiliate" and scare your visitors and/or potential customers away.

“Never say die” is a quality each and every affiliate marketer should possess, and the ability to motivate yourself will propel you to greater heights.