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3
Aug

Many of you interested in search engine optimisation or internet marketing may have heard of the term social media. It is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot nowadays in the search engine marketing world but, upon questioning, many people do not know what social media actually is and what types of websites are classed as social media websites.

So what is social media?

Essentially, social media incorporates the online technology and methods through which people can share content, personal opinions, swap different perspectives and insights into world issues and generally discuss the evolution of media in itself.

Social media website content can come in many shapes and forms:

Text – text is often used to put across opinions or write blog posts.
Images – images and photos can display anything from holiday photos to shots by professional photographers.
Audio – social media lets you create podcasts for users to download.
Video – video sites mean that you’ll be able to record a video of your child’s birthday for friends all over the world to see.

The most popular types of social media websites are huge at the moment. A few examples of these social media websites are:

Social networking – websites that allows you to create a personal profile about yourself then chat, discuss and share information with others such as friends and family. Prime examples of social networking sites are MySpace, Bebo and Facebook.

Wikis – wikis are websites that allow you to create, edit and share information about a subject or topic. Wikipedia, for instance, is one of the world’s most popular wikis.

Video sharing – video-sharing sites allow you to upload and share your personal videos with the rest of the web community. A perfect example of a video sharing website is YouTube.

Photo sharing – photo-sharing websites allow users to upload pictures and images to a personal account which can then be viewed by web users the world over. Flickr acts as a great example of a successful photo-sharing site.

News aggregation – news aggregators provide a list of the latest news stories published by users from a range of different websites. Digg, for instance, is one of the web’s largest news aggregators with one of the most dedicated communities.

Social bookmarking – social bookmarking sites allow users to publicly bookmark web pages they find valuable in order to share them with other internet users.

Online gaming – online gaming is often based around communities. World of Warcraft is prime example of online gaming.

Presence apps – these websites allow you to post micro blog-like posts to announce what you are currently doing. Twitter is a good example of a presence app.

This list is by no means exhaustive and there are many more types of social media sites available on the internet. And because the social media front is moving so fast, even if it was possible to list all the varieties of social media websites that exist, it would likely be out of date by the time you read this article as new and innovative social media sites spring up nearly everyday.

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6
Jan

If you have statistics as Awstats Web and find missing data geolocation of visitors to your site, this utility will be of great help.
This site gives you a free tool for web traffic analysis to understand the behavioural patterns of your visitors. Visit http://webstats.motigo.com
This utility is much simpler and does not offer much data as Google Analytics, but is an alternative for users who do not want to get lost in the thicket of data offered by Google with its tool.

My advice is to use Google Analytics, but if a user prefers autoadministrarse analysis, this is an alternative.

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5
Jan

Starting a brand new blog can be hard. The first time I did, I thought writing everyday would be no problem. I had a lot to say? Or did I? That first go was short lived, mainly because I had no idea what I was doing. If I could go back and tell myself to do these things, who knows where I could be now?

  1. No Post > Crappy Post. Writing everyday is great, but if you don’t have any ideas, or just don’t feel like writing anything, don’t post. Not posting will be better than a short, useless one.
  2. Use WordPress to your advantage (if you use it). Go into your Permalink Options and choose the fancy URLs, tweak your template, learn to theme it, and get the most out of your software. Get all the cool plugins and hacks and extend your blog.
  3. Sign up to absolutely everything. FeedBurner, Technorati, Digg, del.icio.us, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pownce, all kinds of forums and communities, every bookmarking site, every network site. Not only do you need to claim and build your identity on the web, but these things can be leveraged for traffic.
  4. Don’t ask your readers questions until you know they exist! There’s nothing more discouraging to a fresh, new blogger than asking “what do you think?” or saying “leave a comment” to no response. Plus, it looks pretty bad to potential readers.
  5. If you’re going to use a free theme, don’t use a popular one. I touched on this in a new article I’ve written for Devlounge, “5 Reasons I Don’t Read Your Blog and How to Change That”. There are great free themes for all platforms that aren’t used like crazy.
  6. Email other bloggers asking for links. Out of every ten you email, you could get 2 or so solid backlinks. I shot up to PR5 pretty quick, so I had something offer, but if you write good stuff, people won’t be shy. Also, if you have a good amount of posts on a new blog (say 8-10) and they’re well written, reflecting your style, it also improves your chances.
  7. Don’t dwell on the feed numbers after a while. Seeing 5 people subscribe is awesome, but when you start getting up into the 20s-30s, seeing it drop is disappointing. It all depends on the client readers are using to subscribe. I actually touched on this back in June, with “How Strong is your Subscriber Rate?” If it drops, just try to be happy and watch it go back up the next day.
  8. Comment on other blogs, as much as you can. You build relationships with other bloggers, get your voice heard by their readers, you might get a little bit of traffic and maybe a return comment.
  9. ink out in posts often. When a blogger gets a trackback or link back that isn’t spam, they’re likely to visit the link along with some of their readers.
    You can get huge traffic boosts if you catch a post with Digg FP potential and link to it early on, this way your link is right at the top for the thousands of visitors.
    Save yourself from looking bad/stupid/dumb. If you have to think about whether you should publish a post, sleep on it. If it could be a bad idea, or in any way set you back, it’s probably not worth it.
  10. Don’t serve ads or monetize for at least 6 months. I’ll personally never monetize this site, but too many new bloggers are starting right out of the gates filled with ads. All this does is cheapen what you have to say, because you stop wanting to produce quality content and start writing link bait to make a quick buck. If you wait 6 months, I guarantee you’ll more in than 7th month than those first 6 combined.
  11. Everyone can use a little viral traffic. I’ve only ever had one piece of social media traffic, and it was from MacSurfer way back in February. The problem with that was my design and writing at the time was “worth” about 20 readers. I didn’t even know what link bait was, but when I shot up to over 100 subscribers for a day, it faded away very quickly. A taste is nice, but don’t depend on it.

Getting on your way to having a successful blog is pretty difficult, but with the resources available today you can always have a head start. It takes time, so patience is key if you want to see those numbers rise.

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4
Jan

Internet marketing is a big field of ways of opening your own online business and making money online in the internet there is many ways to make money online and everybody knows that nowadays.

If you are an internet marketing expert you would what strategy works best in making money online and what strategies work less effective so in this post i am going to tell you the best stuff you could learn about internet marketing and making money online:

Once Planned! Must Be Done!:

In internet marketing you will also get some kind of blocks like writers block from a while to a while like if you promised to open a new website next month about a specific niche but whne it comes to that day you go lazy like ah! i would do it next week and next week you could forget that is the main problem with me and i am working on fixing it.

Be Patient! Everything Must Be Researched!:

Before starting any type of business you should do a research on that type of business you are looking forward creating it if you are making a couple of unique websites with different niches and trying to make some bucks with adsense then discuss it on forums and see what other people think about it know it’s advantages and it’s disadvantages.

Take Everything Seriously:

Once you planned for a project that can bring you an income and add it to your online business income then you must do a research of your project and what you will do what’s the advantages and whats the disadvantages everything must be well researched before stating a new online business be ready always be prepared for everything and don’t just take everything simple!
Always Have Plans!:

You must always have plans before starting a project without a plan you end up failing again and again this is a fact in internet marketing you must always have plan before starting an online business and you must do a good research in that plan whenever you start a new project have a plan for it and a strategy.

Always Try New Stuff!:

Always try new stuff if you find something about a way to earn 100$ a day don’t be afraid to try it out everything in our world is a try you must try everything ourself in order to be successful every time try new strategies new plans and new ways to make money online and you will be most successful in one of them remember “always try to find new ways”.

Always Learn From Other People’ Experiences!:

Always learn from other people’s experiences and strategies for example if you are blogging then you are encouraged to visit problogger to learn more about building your blog traffic and creating a successful blog all depending on your niche you can Google about any topic you want to learn more about life is all about learning you must learning everything about that niche you are going to write about before creating a project.

Automatic Content Doesn’t Work At All:

Many people think that if they can create hundreds of automatic content websites and earn around 10-50 cents a day from each one and end up with 10-50$ a day through adsense well they are totally wrong automatic websites does not work at all you won’t make money from it when a user visits your websites and discovers that the content was copied elsewhere he would never visit your website and therefore no adsense clicks and no money your website won’t last a week the best thing is to create your own unique website and promote it to earn with adsense.

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3
Jan

Google AdSense is a most common affiliate program in the world, which makes almost half of all affiliate business today. So many people makes a fortunes with Google Adsense. Because of really big number of people involved, Google AdSense also has a very strict rules. Down here we’ll talk about what mistakes people usually are doing that causes termination of their accounts.

You may take it as a basic Google AdSense tips that helps you stay in, once you start it!

  1. Do not click on your own ads.
  2. Do not modify Adsense code.
  3. Do not lead users to another page just to click more ads.
  4. Place ads only on the pages with content.
  5. One Adsense account is enough for more than one websites.
  6. Do not put ads in e-mail.
  7. Use max. 3 ad links and 3 ad units, or max. 2 search bars on the page.
  8. Don’t disclose Adsense information
  9. Do not mix competitive contextual ads or search bars
  10. Use heading only for: -advertisements- or -sponsored links- titles.
  11. Max. 2 of same referral banners on the page
  12. Don’t change the results of the searches after the user clicks ads
  13. Prevent HTML editor to change ads code by automatic closing tags feature
  14. Don’t mix Adsense with images
  15. Inappropriate content pages.
  16. Using unsupported language

Remember This!
If you are in doubt with something, just ask Google Adsense for opinion or help, it’s better to ask them than learn it on hard way doing mistakes which cost you a lot.
They will help gladly… adsense-support@google.com

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