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Blogs: The Hidden Ace Up Your Sleeve
If it wasn't for my blog, I wouldn't make any online sales at all.It's true that I have a "regular" website, my so-called "main website," wh...(related: Blogging)


Blogs: Todays Internet Diary And Marketing Tool
The popular blogger.com owned by Google, Inc. has been around the internet for a while.But s...(related: Blogging)


Blogs: Why, Where And How
So you have heard about the blogs or you are sure you are now going through one of the blog. You might have seen blogs in the search results and would not have noticed it. Yes blogs are now making news but still a large number of people consider them as online diaries or a political mouthpiece. What about the business blogs that is lately surfacing on the web sphere? Top companies like GM's Fastlane blog is there to prove the poin...(related: Blogging)


Blood Test For Your Blog?
Are you contributing to one of the estimated 36.1 million (and growing) blogs online? Or are you thinking of entering the fray and starting to publish a blog for your small or home business? Make sure you are publishing the right type of blog for your kind of business, or all that writing time will have been for naught.<...(related: Blogging)


Boost Your Search Engine Rankings With An Rss Feed
I'm here to teach you about how RSS Feeds can boost traffic for your website. You may have heard of it, but I guarantee you are not harnessing the full power of the tool. RSS Feeds are very hot, and the marketing pro's are getting their websites listed in Google within 2 to 3 days.What...(related: Blogging)


Brief History Of Blogs
So where did all these blogs come from? How did they get from an underground geek toy to a mainstream tool that has revolutionized politics, journalism...(related: Blogging)


Build A Website Using Blog Software
Have you thought about how easily you could build and maintain a website if you created the entire thing using blog software? Talk about an inexpensive and easy way to make your own website, this is it!A small business could create websites for each of its product lines, and build each site with blogging software, then link them all together to a main sales site. N...(related: Blogging)


Building Backlinks With Blogs
The most boring part of getting traffic to a website is getting backlinks. This is hard, boring, time consuming work. You spend hours finding relevant websites to link to, then spend hours more sending emails requesting backlinks, or submitting your sites to there links pages. And at the end of the day (actually in a few weeks), you have a dozen new reciprocal link partners. that's good and all, but it bores the living hell out of me, and I don't have time for it. And they are only reciprocal links.One-way linksFar better are one way links back to your pages. These are from websites that link to your site without you having to reciprocate. They are the best links to have, and the best way to get them in the past has been by submitting articles to places like directories, ezines and forums where other ...(related: Blogging)


Business Blogging - 5 Tips To Help You Smashl Through Writers Block
It's inevitable. Everyone hits the wall. Whether you've been blogging ten weeks, ten minutes, or ten months, eventually you'll find yourself with absolutely nothing to say. Or so you think. So what in the world do you do when you're stumped?1- Talk about what you've already talked a...(related: Blogging)


Business Blogging: Where Do I Start?
The new hot commodity is a blog for your small business so you've decided you must have one.Before you begin think about it long term. Where do you thinkthe blog is headed? What is the objective? Do you want it to befound by the search engines for specific terms? How oftenwill you post? Who will the audience be? What will it look likea year from now? Five years from now?If you think you may have this blog for a long time, considerhosting it with your own domain name. Blogger provides youwith a free domain name (name.blogspot.com), or the optionof ftp to your...(related: Blogging)


Business Blogs And Their Benefits
Blog is a medium for self-expression on web. Blogs are in the form of few paragraph entries. Blogs are created by both individual and companies, which are in the form of p...(related: Blogging)


Business: Deliver Information Safely
Businesses that are not using feeds today, as part of their marketing and advertising plans, will soon do so, or should thinking of implementing them soon. Although this is a fairly new communications tool it is growing rapidly. The reason is that the information gatherer, consumers, etc., are or will be using readers to view information. The main reason is that information can be viewed with No Spam, No Junk Mail and No Viruses threats.Don't worry, if you think you are behind the t...(related: Blogging)


Choosing Your Rss Reader
If you want to be able to read RSS feeds then you are going to need an RSS reader. The types of RSS reader that are available to you come in two flavours. There is the desktop RSS reader and there are the online or web RSS readers.Choosing your RSS readers need not be a difficult task, to be quite honest most RSS read...(related: Blogging)


Comparing Free Blogging Software
With the increased interest in Blogging (web Logging), many web hosting providers now provide an assortment of free usage, open source blogging software packages. Among the most popular of these blogging tools are B2evolution, WordPress and Nucleus. Each of these programs offer similar basic features, so the question arises as to which one is easiest to use and would be appropriate for the requirements of your particular website.The answer lies in the true purpose of your blog website. If your primary goal is to share your opinions and ideas with the general public, you would want to utilize a different blogging tool t...(related: Blogging)


Content Syndication Through Rss Feeds
Delivering regularly updated content to website visitors is easier through RSS resources.RSS, also known as Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication, has been used for years by online visitors. However, it has only recently begun to gain popularity among webmasters as a means of providing visitors with constantly refreshed content. These feeds were originally developed to deliver updated news more quickly, but they have since evolved to allow for nearly instantaneous updates of many types of information.Growing websites can benefit from RSS feeds since they allow for fresh copy to be updated regularly online. Once the RSS feeds are inserted into the web pages, they provide a steady stream of syndicated content updated continuously. Most RSS feeds consist of a headline, content summary, and a link to the actual on...(related: Blogging)


Could There Be A New Way Of Hearing The News Stories We Feel Are Relevant In Our Lives?
Mainstream media has become a single-minded authority on how we should perceive life. Theirs is a negative perspective. Could there be a new way of hearing the stories we feel are relevant in our lives?If you're anything like me you are really getting tired of the mainstream media's one-voice-to-many analysis of life on Earth. First of all, it's just too negative! I read a survey recently that stated that fourteen out of fifteen newspap...(related: Blogging)


Creating A Basic Rss Feed For Your Site
The future of RSS Feeds and internet marketing is looking bright and promising. It would be a w...(related: Blogging)


Dear Web Diary!
Blogging is hot and getting hotter, with more and more web logs (blogs) cropping up online by the day!Since being documented nearly a full decade ago, blogs and associated software have emerged, giving rise to this lucrative and dynamic market.Blogs are highly interactive. Publishers get to review results almost as soon as the post is made and do not have the usual moderation that appears in forums, ezines nor newsletters where they can be terminated without warning. In addition, there is usually more editorial freedom associated with blogs and the topic or content often overlooked.

Details Of Getting A Blog
Blogs, the abbreviation of Web Logs (online journals), are becoming more and more popular all the time. People are starting new blogs at an astounding rate so it's safe to assume that there are constantly people out there who want to know how to ...(related: Blogging)


Displaying Rss Feeds On Websites
Displaying RSSRSS offers webmasters a unique opportunity to display fresh content on websites. While publishing an RSS feed is a great way to generate site interest and increase communication, syndicating and displaying feeds from related relevant sources can also generate interest, increase traffic and improve search engine ranking.RSS RadarsWebmasters with limited time or capacity can syndicate related content. In a nut shell, webmasters can create RSS radars by com...(related: Blogging)


Do Marketers Really Need Rss?
The recent Forrester Research study, which claims that only 2% of online households in North America use RSS, took the internet marketing world by storm. Does this data really mean that marketers can still afford to ignore...(related: Blogging)


Do You Know The 3 Key Ways To Blog To Promote Your Online Home Based Business?
Most People who Blog and Ping only use 1 Method to promote there online Home Based Business. Their are actually 3 Keys ways a Blog can help you promote your Online Home based Business for little or no cost to you. ...(related: Blogging)


Easy Rss For Bloggers
Do you need help adding RSS feeds to your blogger? It's really easy and here is how you can do it:Log into your blogger accountGo to "settings"Go to "site feed"C...(related: Blogging)


Even A 70 Something Technological Challenged Mom Can Get Started In Blogging With These 10 Tips
Blogging is all the rage. With these 10 Simple Steps even My 70 Something technological challenged Mom was able to Join the Growing number of Bloggers.Step 1 Pick a TopicPick a Topic or Theme for your Blog. Your theme should be something you are good at or something you like. Things to Blog About

  • your Hobby
  • Your Passion
  • Your Job
  • Sports
  • Politics
  • N.Y. Yankees.
  • Promote a Web Page
Step 2 Pick a TitlePick a...(related: Blogging)

Feed The Need: 5 Ways To Use Rss To Boost Your Business Or Organizational Success

RSS (it stands for Really Simple Syndication, among other things) is a relatively new technology that allo...(related: Blogging)

Feeds For Small Business: Real World Examples
A merchant I was talking to the other day asked to me, "Aren't feeds for bigger companies with IT people on staff?" All they knew about feeds was that bigger companies , news providers etc., were using them. After I explained how that particular merchant could use a feed for her business, she were quite excited about the prospect of doing just that.The particlular merchant I was talking to in fact, had no web site, and did not see the need for one. But after we discussed feeds she definately thought that a feed service could benefit her business.Feeds can benefit any business online or not. below are a couple of samples of how feeds can be ...(related: Blogging)


Find Out How Microsofts Plans Could Make Your Subscribers Beg You For Rss Content!
Microsoft recently announced that they will be releasing a new browser version sometime this summer. The new browser version was to be released with ...(related: Blogging)


Five Ways A Blog Helps You To Market Your Business
Want to advertise online without spending a fortune? Get a blog.If you're an Internet marketer, you need a blog, because:* a blog helps your site to rank higher in the search engines; and* a blog expands your customer base.Blogs are often called social marketing tools, because they let you interact with your readers via comme...(related: Blogging)


For Wordpress Users Version 1.5 New Feature ?pages?
After many requests from wordpress users, the latest version of wordpress has a build in option to create static pages. You can use static pages for an about page, contact page, a links page, etc. This Fun Free Feed Tools For Both The Publisher And The Reader
As you've probably been reading, there are basically three problems many webmasters have with web feeds (that is, among those who are already familiar with them on a basic level).The three co...(related: Blogging)


Gathered Statistical Data Announces That Blogs Will Dominate The Internet In Less Than A Few Years
... if not months to come.At a distinctive and stable growth rate of Blog users at an average of more than 100% within a researched 190 day cycle, the Internet should be ready for a "Blog Boom" anytime soon. Microsoft announced more than 4.5 million weblog spaces were created in MSN Spaces since 11 January 2005. On average, users are updating about 170,000 blogs on MSN Spaces every day and uploading about 1.9 million photos a day.France music radio station SkyRock's Skyblog is no exception. They will have an estimated 3.5 to 4 million blogs by year end. On average, more than 8,000 blogs are created daily, averaging out about 39 pos...(related: Blogging)


Gentlemen Prefer Blogs
According to a recent survey, gentlemen prefer blogs to the tune of 75 percent; roughly 25 percent of blog frequenters are female. But I want to invite all you ladies to invade the male space. What exactly is a blog? Well, it is an online journal or tabla...(related: Blogging)


Get The Internet On Your Own Terms
RSS for the Rest of UsI don't know about you, but I'm seeing a whole bunch of articles and websites telling me that I need to get into this RSS thing.Is it really time?RSS (it stands for "Really Simple Syndication") is the latest wave of internet technology designed to take advantage of the "Content is King" mentality. Imagine getting direct access to the content you want, without having to give out your personal information. Wouldn't that be nice?Here's how it works: You find a website you like and look for the little orange XML button, or a link that says "Syndicate this site". When you click that link, you get the raw feed of content from that site.An example:My Simplified Selling site allows you to syndicate my content. That means you don't have to remem...(related: Blogging)


Get Website Visitors From Blogs
Blogs are becoming more and more popular.The word "blog" is short for web log.And blogs are a great way of getting links in to your website.For instance, if you have a website about Internet marketing, you could search Google for "Internet Marketing Blogs"In the listing that comes up I'm sure that you'll find some blogs that you can post a comment to. There are blogs that have page rank of 5 or even 7. So a link from one of these blogs could mean a lot when it comes to search engine rankings.Find one blog that are relevant to your site, and post a comment that make sense to the original posting on the blog. Make sure that you link back to your site with the keywords that you are targeting.Tha...(related: Blogging)


Google Adsense And Blogs
If you have a blog, or are thinking about starting a blog, then you are definitely going to w...(related: Blogging)


Google Does Rss
Has Google finally embraced RSS with their new XML powered Sitemaps program? Well, sort of, but it seems more like a hug than a strong impassioned embrace!It does use XML technology which allows for the crawling and updating of your site's web pages. You can even include your entire web site (all urls) with this indexing program. For anyone targeting the search engines, especially Google, this program (still in beta) is a MUST HAVE.If you require timely updating of your most popular pages Google's new Sitemaps may prove indispensable. It's a littlepremature to assess the importance or impact of Google's new program but anyone wanting to give their site a competitive edge should be gearing up.How it works:There are several ways to set-...(related: Blogging)


Got Blog?
In 1999 I asked my friends and colleagues if they blogged. The responses I received ranged from odd looks to questions about the blogging practice. The end results of my findings was &q...(related: Blogging)


How And Why To Rss
RSS feeds and blogs (and blog and pinging) are part of the latest hyper-frenzy in internet marketing. Tools and services are mushrooming all over. But there seem to be some rather distorted ideas about all this.Unless you want to get into the technical stuff, exactly what an RSS feed is doesn't really matter. Now I care because I use them for a lot of things, work with code and do geeky tech stuff. But from a marketing perspective the underlying technical structure is only relevant because it clues us in on what to use an RSS feed for. And that's the thing you have to understand.An RSS marketing feed is not about ...(related: Blogging)


How Bloggers Are Making Thousands Of Dollars From The Google Adsense Affiliate Program
There is no doubt that the Google Adsense program for publishers and site owners is one of the most successful affiliate programs anywhere. There is increasing evidence that many bloggers have managed to find the right formula to make thousands of dollars every month from little more than a handful of blogs with carefully created and compiled content.Unfortunately this has also led some unscrupulous bloggers to try and steal other writers work and post them at their blogs like it was their own. Alas there will always be some bad app...(related: Blogging)


How Blogs Can Be An Excellent Promotional Tool
Blogs as an online promotional strategy if done right could save you huge dollars in reaching out to people. This is also a medium where you need have absolutely no dependence whatsoever on any professional help and you can do everything yourself. That is money saved right from the beginning.So what is a blog and how does it wor...(related: Blogging)








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3 Reasons To Publish An E-newsletter And A Blog

With spam filters on high alert, delivering a newsletter by email is not as easy as it was even one year ago. Should it reach your subscriber's inbox (without getting siphoned into a junk folder), it still has to vie for attention amongst dozens ? or even hundreds ? of new messages.

1. A blog is not "email"

A Weblog or blog, on the other hand, is a page on your site that can be updated several times a week with fresh content. If a reader has "subscribed" to your blog, he or she gets an alert (consisting of the headline and brief summary) every time you post new information.

I.e., much the same way you can include a teaser paragraph in your e-newsletter with a link back to the full article on your site.

If you're thinking that subscribers have to proactively "visit" your blog (a "pull" tacti...(related: Blogging)

Blogs: Why, Where And How
So you have heard about the blogs or you are sure you are now going through one of the blog. You might have seen blogs in the search results and would not have noticed it. Yes blogs are now making news but still a large number of people consider them as online diaries or a political mouthpiece. What about the business blogs that is lately surfacing on the web sphere? Top companies like GM's Fastlane blog is there to prove the poin...(related: Blogging)

Top 10 Tips For Bloggers
Tips for creating a blog.There are no hard and fast rules on how to blog. Having said that, bloggers will likely increase their exposure by following some simple blog guidelines.1.) Stay on topic.Opinions are generally accepted but the content of the items in the blog should all relate to a general theme. Unless you have an uncanny knack for wit, humor or cynicism, the majority of your readers will be interested in the content that relates to a specific defined theme or loosely defined area of interest. Most readers won't care that you eat Cheerios for breakfast. They may, however, be interested in the fact that vinegar takes out stains and that toilet paper rolls make great wreaths. Define a topic and stick to it. This will ensure that you create a loyal following of interested reader...(related: Blogging)

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