How to Make Your Blog More SEO Friendly Part 1

How to Make Your Blog More SEO Friendly Part 1

Creating a blog for a company or for search engine purposes can be a great way to start any webpage. In this article you will learn more about what it takes to create a blog that is seo friendly and attracts links. The first idea you need to consider is what blogging platform you will be using. Most people use WordPress to host their blogs, I would also recommend it. You can also use Joomla and a few other services. However, I always recommend using WordPress. WordPress is easy to install by hand or with some web providers you can use your cpanel and fantastic deluxe to install it automatically. Once WordPress is installed you will want to select a theme that reflects your style and message you are trying to portray. Right now in the blogosphere magazine style themes are extremely popular. If you are looking for this type of theme you can simply Google “free magazine style wordPress themes” and you will have a multitude of sites to choose free themes from. Once you select one of the themes simply install it onto your WordPress page.

Once you have your theme selected and your blog set up you are going to make your blog more search engine friendly. To begin this I would suggest you change your post categories to use the keywords in your post titles. Simply go into your first post and click edit or create new post. Once there you will see a little link below your title named “Permalink:” click edit just below that. You will then be brought into a new window where you can select how you want your url to look. I select the month/year/title one but it is up to you. Once you have your title url changed you are set to install the plugin “All in One SEO Pack”. Simply install this nice plugin and you will be able to change many other seo facets of your blog.

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The Cost of Social Technology – Part 1 of 2

The Cost of Social Technology – Part 1 of 2

Today, even during a recession we’re pampered with amenities enabling us to keep up to date with each others goings on. Mobile phones adorn almost everyone’s pocket and high speed broadband is the norm in most households. Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace as well as other file sharing websites such as YouTube and Flickr are some of the most visited sites on the net. Now, mobile computing and mobile broadband are becoming a more and more common trend as people want to stay connected whilst they move around. But what’s the real cost of the all?

Did you know: YouTube is the world’s 2nd largest search engine after Google?

Surprisingly, companies such as Facebook and YouTube are set to lose big money this year, the latter an estimated $ 470 million. Companies benefiting from user-created content or Content 2.0 generally look to monetize via advertising, but at the end of the day if you’re on YouTube looking at your Uncle Joe dancing at a wedding party, your not going to be that receptive to ads – and nor are the advertisers, who need their ads targeted to make it worthwhile for them. At the end of the day, that is their true customer and clientele not the visitors. Unhappy advertisers, unhappy balance sheet and unhappy shareholders.

Think of it as a newspaper again. Readers are allowed to comment, post their view, videos and have it distributed to every other reader in the world. The difference is it’s online which although you don’t have to cut down (sorry, recycle) trees, print and distribute the content you do need to be able to stream videos fast to the users which requires a massive bandwidth. This is what costs YouTube the bulk of it’s $ 700 million expenses per annum.

Google, the search engine giant purchase YouTube a few years back, but the investment has yet to do much except give it a half billion dollar whole in the bank every year. So what can they do about it? Well, there are several options:

1) Cut out user generated content, leaving the monetizeable professional content

2) Move to a subscription based service

3) Selling YouTube

The former may well destroy the whole point of YouTube and would create uproar amongst many online communities. Indeed it could simply turn YouTube into one big advertising channel which will probably kill it’s traffic.

The second option does seem to make sense, especially for the members who upload videos. A small membership fee per annum, say $ 2-5 would put YouTube in the black whilst keeping disruption to the minimum. Incidentally, it could also help improve the quality of content since people would think twice before uploading if it cost $ X amount to distribute the content.

The latter doesn’t solve the problem; it merely offloads it to someone else. It is also unlikely to help boost Google’s balance sheet. The value of YouTube has certainly diminished since Google bought it, but depends on what a buyer reckons they can do with it.

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Micro Niche Marketing – How to Back-Link Your Way to Search Engine Success – Part 2

Micro Niche Marketing – How to Back-Link Your Way to Search Engine Success – Part 2

As you probably know, one of the most important aspects of micro niche marketing is a high ranking in the search engines for a specific long tail keyword. Why? Because that is by far the most effective way to get a healthy stream of consistent and targeted traffic. Heck, if you work hard enough, there is no reason why you cannot have at least a thousand visitors a day. Wouldn’t that help you tremendously boost your profits?

So then, what must you do to get these high rankings? Well first things first. You need to select a few highly targeted long tail keywords. And of course, they need to get a certain degree of searches as well. Try to aim for about 100 a day. And of course, try to have as many of such words as possible. That way, you can capitalise on the search engine traffic of not just one or 2, but maybe even 10 words!

Now, once you have selected your words, this is where the fun begins. What you need to do is to head over to search engines and search for blogs in your niche. It’s best to check out the blogs that have a page rank (PR) of 4 and beyond. But if you are starved for options, feel free to use the ones with a lower PR. Once you are at these blogs, take a good look at the posts. And then, leave comments on them.

Make sure that these comments actually add value to the blog post/article. That way, people will take you seriously. If you just write something like “great post”, and then leave your link behind, you will be seen as a spammer. Whereas if you actually give feedback, or substantiate on the point raised the article and then leave your website link, you will get traffic directly from the blogs. But, your objective is not to get traffic from these blogs. That is simply a bonus.

What you need to do, when you leave your comments, is to hyperlink one of your selected keywords in your website URL. That way, search engines will view your website as highly relevant to the niche. And that will boost your rankings greatly. Simply do 10 a day, and you will have 3650 links at the end of the year. Pretty sweet eh?

So there you have it. It’s as simple as that. Simply follow this strategy and you will notice that you are getting much more out of your micro niche marketing efforts.

To your success,
BJ Min

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Benefits of Photo Sharing Websites, Part I

Benefits of Photo Sharing Websites, Part I

 

 

 

Photo Sharing is one of the most effective categories of the new Web 2.0 for the entire hospitality industry. Photo sharing is a word given to a category of website that gives tools to publish a collection of digital photos online. These sites permit users to structure and share photos, usually in a “photoblog” format, with journal entries for each photo.

 

Good photo sharing sites generally allow users to categorize and organize images, provide keyword tags, deliver images in multiple sizes, do basic image manipulation, and share images on their websites or blogs.

 

Why should you consider photo sharing?

 

Millions use photo-sharing sites. Search to see if there are already photos of your area or property, and see what people are posting about your property/business or area.

 

Photo sharing sites will link to your website with the photos you upload. This will help drive qualified traffic (if your photos are good), as well as provide potential search engine benefits.

 

Photo sharing sites are a convenient place to share photos, and they let you create slideshows to put on your website.

 

Photo sharing sites are a powerful and convenient way to manage your own photo library; photos can even be made private if you don’t want the whole world to see them. You can also set up multiple users to allow collaboration.

 

Most photo sharing sites will print all kinds of collateral (calendars, booklets, posters, prints, stamps, etc) items from your photos. Take advantage of this to help strengthen your brand recognition.

 

Most photo sharing sites will let you create a “community”, thereby offering great photo sharing and online marketing opportunities for Chamber of Commerce’s, CVBs and tourist associations.

 

Most photo sharing sites offer easy and intuitive photo-editing of photos. This is a good place for people who don’t pre-edit their photos on their computers to tweak them after they upload them.

 

How big is the photo sharing market? Depending upon which source you trust, there appear to be about 50 million US visitors to the top 10 players each month.

 

To view the full version of this article go to: http://newsletter.blizzardinternet.com/author/trent-blizzard/

 

Michaeal Buczek works for Blizzard Internet Marketing. Blizzard Internet Marketing focuses on Search Engine Optimizaiton for the Hospitality industry. For more information please refer to: http://www.BlizzardInternet.com

Top Social Networking Websites ? Part I

Top Social Networking Websites ? Part I

Social networking websites are becoming more and more popular and vital for most people all over the world from the young to the old. Moreover, everyday there are millions of views to such websites. However, have you ever wondered how the office environment where the young and zealous engineers of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, or Flickr. Let’s take a general overview of the top social networking websites and their offices as follows:

 

Facebook

With more than 400 million registered users and over 60 million status updates posted everday, Facebook is currently known as the world’s most popular social networking website worldwide. It is co-founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz, who were roommates and fellow computer science students at Harvard University. In addition, Facebook’s office is located at Palo Alto, California, USA, and their employees have chances to work in the modern and convenient environment.

 

The entertainment zone of Facebook’s office in California, USA

 

Modern facilities inside Facebook’s headquarters

 

Cafeteria for employees of Facebook

 

YouTube

Acquired by search-engine large Google in November 2006 for US$ 1.65 billion, YouTube is now the world’s most popular video sharing website. Last year, YouTube video stream top a massive 1.2 billion in a day. The video-sharing platform supports users to upload and share videos of various genres including comedy, news broadcasts, music, etc. The YouTube headquarters is located at San Bruno, California, USA.

 

The gyms for Youtube’s staff after hard work

 

Youtube’s office in California, USA also builds a modern swimming pool to improve employees’ health

 

The hall of Youtube’s headquarters are close to natural environment

 

Staff can relax by karaoke right at the headquarters

 

Twitter

Twitter is the world’s leading micro-blogging platform with 54 million users and has moved into the sixth floor of 795 Folsom St., a 184,000-square-foot building which is owned by AOL. Moreover, the Biz Stone, Evan Williams or Jack Dorsey are known as the co-founders of Twitter.

 

Twitter also builds a modern kitchen for staff

 

Canteen of Twitter with two main color including white and black

 

The office is designed in the creative way to help employees feel comfortable when working

 

The entrance to Twitter’s headquarters

 

 

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SEO for Small Businesses Part 1

SEO for Small Businesses Part 1

You must have heard that for small business, use of social media can bring in new and improved results, however still search is given the priority. For your knowledge you must know that the thin line between search and social is almost vanished from the scene both in terms of technology and usage. You just have to ask yourself a simple question that can search engine marketing work for small business? Now you have to consider numerous factors before finding answer to this simple question. First know more about search in detail.

What is search?

Search is seen as the cornerstone of any online marketing and businesses use of certain keywords, you allow your users to type a certain phrase and get the desired search results. With this business expect a good search ranking which is important for the business growth. These rankings improve the visibility of the website and promote it in the online world. Though it is a time taking task, however it offers great results in the long run which helps the business grow.

Why Search?

Whether you have opted for pay per click advertising or search engine optimization, you should understand that both are important aspects of any online marketing campaign. Ideally you are offering people what they actually want without disturbing or interrupting the people. Through search, you are giving them what they are actually looking for at that particular moment. You will come across many ways to approach search, however you have to be careful in terms of small business and learn of it is the feasible and right method for it.

Now you must be thinking that how great this sounds, however running a search engine optimization campaign for small businesses has to be done very carefully or else it will spoil the whole show. You just cannot get on with the things which sounds or looks great to you. Unless it is not practically proven, you cannot kick start with it for small businesses. If you think that SEO is a simple approach, then you have to update yourself because with tight budgets and time, you might come across many problems. You just have to think logically and practically, so that no wrong step is taken which can actually prove fatal for your website. For many business, search marketing works wonders for small businesses as it is the single best to market your products and services. Still you have to know about it in detail before just plunging into it , because with small business you just cannot take risk.

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