This article assumes that you for your small business want to create some brand loyalty and customer retention and generally be a good net citizen. My advice would be somewhat different if you were just trying to maximize your visits with no regard to the visitors experience. Since I don't like sites like that I'm not writing for you. (you can leave now) Branding is important for offline small businesses as well as viable online businesses.
Keep in mind that the search engines generally only care about individual pages not entire sites so the tips in this article are for optimizing More >
You can use ManageFlitter for fast and easy unfollowing on Twitter, but is a catch: although it lists all your followers in pages of 100 with checkboxes, but without a "Select All" option.
Twitter put their foot down on "Mass Unfollowing" in April, 2010. All twitter supplemental applications either had to remove "Bulk Unfollow" options or the "Select All" option to continue to operate within Twitter’s updated Terms of Service.
Some of these web sites are advertising platforms and others are simply resources to help you make more money – a Rolodex
Feel free to leave any internet marketing web sites, tools or resources you feel will help everyone in the comments section. Copy/paste these links. there are no affiliate links here.Contextual Networks Google Adsense http://adsense.google.com
PPC Ad Platforms
Google Adwords http://adwords.google.com
Yahoo Search Marketing http://advertising.yahoo.com/smallbusiness/ysm
MSN Adcenter http://advertising.yahoo.com/smallbusiness/ysm
Ad Sonar http://www.adsonar.com
Google Adwords Blog http://adwords.blogspot.com
Yahoo Search Marketing Blog http://www.ysmblog.com
MSN Adcenter Blog http://community.microsoftadvertising.com/blogs/advertiser
7Search Blog http://blog.7search.com/blogs/7search
Social More >
Sphider: It can provide insight as to which keywords you could target, as well as determine if your visitors are finding what they are looking for as they browse your website.
Magpie RSS Simplified: This plugin allows you to implement MagpieRSS easily within your theme. MagpieRSS is already integrated with WordPress.
WP-Menu: Customizable hook to pull Page Navigation into a theme. Page Exclusion, Inclusion, Site Map, Top Level, Secondary menus and more.
Better Feed: Plugin for WordPress blogs that allows you to enhance your RSS news feed. This plugin will allow you to add anything below each entry in your RSS feed, so you More >
How To Create Unique Feeds:
If you’re using WordPress (other platforms also offer the same functionality), there is really not a whole lot of work to be done.
You may already know (or not know) that you can serve up your categorized posts simply by clicking on that category, if you offer it out as a navigation point in your site. In the case of webmarketingtools.org, all posts linked to the “Internet Marketing Resources” category can be found by serving up the URL of, “http://www.webmarketingtools.org/category/internet-marketing-resources/“.
Ready to serve up the RSS feed for that particular category? Tack on the word, “feed” at the More >
1. Commenting On Popular Blogs Can Bring You Initial Traffic
My first visitor other than myself was someone clicking over from a comment I had left at another highly visited blog. Visitors can come from comments you leave on ShoeMoney, Mashable, Chris Brogan and other relevant blogs. For example, leaving a relevant post related comment on a blog like GetRichSlowly can send you unique visitors.
2. Stumbleupon Can Be A Traffic Booster
I started looking for targeted people on StumbleUpon fairly soon after launching the blog. Or you can "stumble Upon" your own website to get the ball rolling. Stumble can be one of the top More >
To get individual feeds for each of your blog posts use a service like Dapper, this allows you to create an RSS feed which can be manipulated to display the title, and you can choose a variety of items from your post to appear as the content of the feed.
The general idea:
- Make sure your blog posts are keyword optimized,
- Give the posts relevant categories,
- Tag them properly for your target keywords,
- Copy the URL of your article or blog post into Dapper to create a unique RSS feed (this will create a unique feed for your post or article),
- Submit your new unique RSS feed to the various More >
It is available for free and is one of the best magazine style templates out there. With this theme the homepage is no longer a long list of post after post. But the magazine template gives your site a unique look and feel which sets the site apart from its competition. However as with any magazine theme, Arthemia can be a bit difficult to setup mostly due to the number of features and options built in to it. Here is a quick and dirty list of things to do when installing Arthemia for your own blog.Installing Arthemia
Installing this theme More >
A really cool 2-column WordPress theme I came across:
It is best suited for Business and Portfolio sites. It comes with a 3D Image slideshow that can be controlled from the backend in your WordPress Dashboard with a custom tool. The Theme has a huge WordPress custom backend (with 8 additional Admin Pages) that make customization of the Theme easy for those who do not know much about coding or WordPress.
It comes with 3 extra skins to choose from:
File Types that are included:
- Firefox 2 & 3
- IE 6, IE 7, More >
How to convert PowerPoint PPT files to Video for uploading to YouTube using free tools that come with Windows.
What you'll need:
A Windows based computer,
Windows MovieMaker (WMM – comes free with Windows),
A copy of Microsoft PowerPoint (any version 2000 & later), the PPT file,
A webcam, or
Microphone (if you want to record audio)
YouTube Account ( Free)
You can use simple PowerPoint slides, patch them together into a video presentation with audio files attached for a video sales page also.
Laying the foundation of your website by answering five basic questions prior to building your site will allow you to develop an online presence that meets your business goals and encourages visitors to return to your site time after time. The five questions to be answered are:
- Who is your target audience?
- What are the objectives of your website?
- What does a visitor expect from your site?
- What impression do you want the visitor to leave with, and
- Why should a visitor return to your site?
Many websites are designed to cater to the needs of a nondescript mass audience. The visitor does not More >
I found this article interesting, thought I'll share with everyone. If the guy who owns the website has affiliate links on the plugins I have no idea about that.
I know reviewazon, pays out its affiliates, so based on that maybe all of them generate revenue for the guy. He did the research, and I did the research for you, although I do not get anything.