I have been trying out all the new features on the New Facebook interface that has just been launched. I have to say I am pretty impressed, for me its not going to take much time to get used to the whole new layout, its clean, crisp and user friendly. In fact, after 10 minutes of using it, I am already feeling ‘at home’ with the new layout. [Read more…]
Normally I hate all these invitations to applications that I get sent on Facebook.com, but this morning I was surprised to see a cool application, that can be used to grow your business, and the bonus is that they actually give you $100 free advertising credit for you business on Facebook.
There is NO obligation to buy anything, put down a deposit, or anything, its great!
Some websites really have a tough time getting ranked well on Google / Yahoo / MSN, most of the time its because they are not specific in choosing what keywords they want to be number one for, and then optimizing their site and pages accordingly. Well thats the way I see it anyway.
From my experience, I feel each page on a site can and should be optimized for a specific and different target key-phrase, in order to cover a wide range of related key words and phrases. A big mistake that people tend to make is that they concentrate on only optimizing their home page, and also try to cover ever conceivable keyword combination. Unfortunately the website usually then has a problem ranking well for any of the keywords, and doesn’t get much search engine traffic. [Read more…]
If you had to take a look at the top website listings in Google, Yahoo and MSN, on average its the ‘fittest’ that appear at the top. When someone refers to fitness you normally think of gym, regular exercise, health food, well toned bodies, etc. Having a well toned body and being fit normally involves time, energy and a lot of hard work, and the same is with a good ranking website. The problem with a large percentage of people who want a better body, as well as with website owners, is that everyone wants a quick fix. Everyone wants the end result yesterday already, with the least amount of work, at little or no expense, and they want it to last forever! Well thats not likely to happen anytime soon! [Read more…]
Getting traffic from other blogs is a great way to get targetted traffic to your site. By visiting blogs that are directly related to your website, your products, or a community of people who would be interested in what you have to say, you can get the right type of visitors to your website. I would suggest joining a blogging community website like MyBlogLog, I wrote an article about it called using mybloglog to get traffic, ‘MyBlogLog for networking and blog traffic‘ which will explain more on that.
MyBlogLog is a really nice site, and pretty useful when you have a blog. On your profile page you can list the addresses of your profile pages on other social networking websites such as twitter.com and flikr.com, as well as some personal information, birth date, location in the world, etc. Your profile page will also display the avatars of recent viewers of your profile on MyBlogLog , any messages they have sent you, and also list members who are fans of your blog/s. If you have correctly installed your widget to your blog, your profile will also display recent MyBlogLog members who visited your website. By selling yourself effectively in your profile, members may be inspired to visit your blog, become a fan, leave a message, add you as a contact, or join your community, depending of course on what they read about you in your profile. [Read more…]
Google alerts is a great service from Google that can be used in a variety of ways to promote your own website.
What actually happens with google alerts, is that you input a key phrase that you are interested in, every time google finds new web pages relating to that phrase, you get an email, with the address of the websites. Simply put, Its an email alert that google has found another page related to your key phrase that you chose in the google alerts control panel. [Read more…]