Blogging

Blogging

“The fact of the matter is, if you can start up a local blog about the independent hip-hop scene in Seattle or the financial side of the restaurant business or the intersection of immigration and entrepreneurship, you’ve got a far better shot at becoming a leader in your field.” (Rand Fishkin)

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Online Business Tips

The biggest mistake people make is not making a living at doing what they most enjoy. - Malcom Forbes

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Missing Piece To The Puzzle

Google Techniques

Search engine optimization does not specialize in tasks that will make pigs soar high up in the sky. Its real task is to dig deeper into the genetics of a website and reengineer the essential elements until it transforms into an eagle. – Bruce Clay

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Success

Online Marketing Tips

"Engaging in an authentic, meaningful conversation with consumers will be the key to marketing success and growth, even if that means acknowledging negative feedback; transparency is paramount.” – Ron Blake, president and CEO of Rewards Network

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Website Development

"The difference between a Designer and Developer when it comes to design skills, is the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing it." - Scott Hanselman

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Tips for Buying a New Computer

If I would have only known then, what I know now. How many times have we all said something like this when our computer is giving us trouble, or just isn’t designed to do what we want it to do? Making mistakes when we are learning to run an online business are inevitable and a normal part of the learning …

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Best Web Development Tips

One of the best teachers that any of us can have is the voice of experience. Over the years, the tips that I have learned from others has been invaluable to me. When it comes to learning web development skills, the little bits of information we pick up here and there can make all the difference in the world. I …

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Keeping Group Email Straight

People often ask me is how I go about keeping group email straight. The truth is that I really do organize email using the same methods that I teach the members of my online groups and classes to use. By setting rules to make sure that every email goes straight to the folder it belongs in, I save myself hours …

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Using Testimonials Effectively

People seem to have a need to know what others think before they place an order for a product or service. They tend to ask everyone they know, both offline and in forums. They will often even research the net for reviews and testimonials. Unfortunately, testimonial letters have gotten a bad rap because of all the sales websites that use …

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The Next Google Update

I would venture to guess that one of the most common questions on any webmaster forum involves someone asking, “When is the next Google update?” Although they are probably asking about visible PageRank updates in the Google toolbar, the answer involves a bit more than that. Visible PageRank is what you see in your Google toolbar. At this point, that …

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Throwing In The Towel

I believe that the number one way to find financial success is to first find what you love doing, and then find a way to get paid for doing it. I see people that spend weeks asking everyone they talk to for online business opportunities that they can make money at. It never crosses their mind to ask about specific …

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Are You the Biggest Difference?

Are you the biggest difference for your business? Many years ago, a motivational speaker told me that the surest way to financial success was to find something that I absolutely love doing and then find a way to get paid for doing it. This is probably the best advice that I have ever received, and advice that I continue to …

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Know Your Target Audience

Equally important with knowing your target audience is finding ways to let your target audience know you as a person. Many times when we run an online business, we forget the power of talking with our target audience. Handing people a business card in casual conversation is a common courtesy, but it is unlikely to create the connection needed for …

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The Risk of AdSense Revenue

Generic advertisements such as Google AdSense absolutely do not belong on a professional business website. No matter how you look at it, it will not help improve your business and may very well have a devastating impact. Is it really worth the risk? Those people who have no clue what Google AdSense is, will likely become confused when they click …

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Expression Web Designer Beta

I had been anxious to check out Microsoft’s new Expression Web Designer, not because I had any issues with FrontPage 2003, but because I like playing with new programs. I was thrilled when I received the download notice for the initial private beta, which they have since offered to the general public.I am probably not one of the best people …

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Pages Removed From Google

Why are so many websites having a large number of pages removed from Google’s index? They are discussing this topic in every SEO and webmaster forum on the internet. As always, everyone has a different opinion as to why this is occurring. The only clear indication of what is truly going on has been answered extensively by Google engineer, Matt …

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QFlea Virtual Flea Market

Started as a hobby by Charley Silverman in 1999, the QFLEA Virtual Flea Market is a community of more than 400 vendors working together to create the largest online flea market in the world. These vendors are hard-working people that sell a variety of items from their websites, including crafts, jewelry, clothing, personalized gifts, teddy bears, soaps and candles, and …

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