The recent video scandal has raised the awareness of the public with regards to security and privacy od individuals when they are online- especially the kids. As parents (anytime soon), how can we minimized the chances that our kids will visit site that we don’t approve of? Parents can use filtering software or they can try using Kidzui.
Kidzui is a free web browser, search and online playground for kids. Kids that the freedom to learn, play, search and discover over 2 million games, websites, videos and photos reviewed by parents and teachers anywhere.
Parents know what their kids are doing online and they can connect by sharing content. Kidzui sends a weekly email that tells them what their kids doing online. The Kidzui parent account lets them share content and set limits.
The Kidzui community is tailored to kids as they learn all the things that make them productive adults. It’s safe with no chat, no written text and no email. Kidzui is free to all families but also offers paid membership with extra benefits.
Jack had an amazing idea & started his online business with a vision of making it big someday. But few years down the line Jack is left wondering as to why his business isn’t turning up the way he expected it to!
Mark thinks that he has a better service than his competitors, but still fails to understand why their Balance Sheet figures are running into millions, while his are still in few thousands!
All these puzzling facts make one doubt himself. But my friend, the problem is not with the idea or the service! The problem lies in the promotion strategies. No matter how good an idea or a service is, it won’t be successful unless you put it to the right people in the right manner. Good Web Promotion can do wonders to an average idea; forget what it can do to a good one. Had Jack & Mark adopted the right kind of Internet Promotion strategy, they would have achieved what they wanted to.
Everyone will agree that today’s Web Promotion is dominated by Search Engines, or to be precise, Google. If your site is in the top thirty, for the right “Keyword”, you can be a winner. But how can one make it to the top & stay there for a long time? (Mind you, in this dynamic world called Internet, sticking to your position is as important as getting there!)
The best way to “optimize” your site is through a new “Organic Method of Search Engine Optimization” (SEO) that Google & other search engines just love, generating “Quality One Way Links”. One can generate quality back links by way of “Directory Submission” & “Article Submission”.
Online directories provide you with quality back links, which is precisely what you are looking for. Apart from this, you need to submit your site to the most appropriate category & with a brief description about your business. Thus, they also send targeted audience your way!
Another way of generating quality targeted audience & one way links is by writing quality articles & submitting them to Article Directories! By writing a quality article, you are not just informing your potential customers about your service, but are also sharing your knowledge with them. Again, Article Directories gives you an opportunity to inform people about yourself & also provide a link to your site. This way, people get to know about you & your site. And if your article provides a visitor what he came looking for, you have most definitely found yourself a new client!
Had Jack written an article about his idea & explained his service to his target audience and submitted his site to Hundreds of Search Engine Friendly Directories, he would have been on “Cloud 9” by now. Had Mark written an article informing his potential customers, how his service is better than his customers & also submitted his site to Online Directories, his Balance Sheet too might have run into Millions.
To summarize, when you submit your article or your site to various online directories, this is what you get -
1. You generate hundreds of quality back links to your site.
2. People who search these directories may find your article or your sites description interesting & visit your site. Thus you get large targeted audience.
The end result is that your site satisfies all the criterions set by various search engines to have a favorable Rank. You thus reach high positions in search engines & stay there for a long time!
Do you believe and look for that there is a way to earn a living online, but just haven't been lucky enough to find it yet? Well before you completely give up hope I would like to share a little bit of personal experience with the Google AdSense program.
Google AdSense is a special affiliate program based on pay per click campaign. As you know, most of affiliate programs are based on performance. Performance means there is necessary to be an action no matter it is sale or lead. Before Google AdWords becomes so hot, affiliate programs are the main steam to make money online.
Since Google AdSense is available online, thousands of webmasters and internet entrepreneurs have been using AdSense to earn an income online. Signing up for the program is very simple, and once you are approved, placing the ads on your site is a simple as pasting a few lines of code. Through its AdSense program, Google lets you earn without the need for you to sell anything at all to anyone anywhere.
You are free to sell anything and free to work anywhere anytime. But to make money online with Google AdSense, you have to build your perfect website. Your AdSense revenue based on clicks your website received. And you must have to know, not every click has the same reward. There are top paying keywords for AdSense and you should figure out those top paying keywords to your website. Google AdSense matches the content of your website.
Google Adsense is specific: the Advertising that it puts up on every page will depend on the content of that page. This is important both to the purchaser of the advertising and the seller. If a visitor goes to your website looking for making money online, then reads an article named “Make Money Online With Google AdSense”, and find some ads displayed on your websites about “Google AdSense Secrets” or “AdSense Gold “, the reader just want to know more information. The reader then clicks, you can guess, the link and you as the publisher make money from the AdSense program and the advertiser also gets more targeted website traffic and potential sales.
And how to increase your clicks, based on improve your click through rate (click divided impression) and absolute impressions. One of the best things you can do is add additional pages to your site. A web site with thousands of pages and tons of content often does very well in the search engines. You can get free content from article directories, like ZapContent.com.
Succeeding with AdSense is largely determined by the amount of traffic to your site. However, there are many AdSense tricks that you can employ to get the most possible out of your site. Often times, this means doubling, tripling, or even quadrupling your earnings. The key is to find out what works for your web site. Testing and tracking is the key to increased revenue!
Attracting traffic to a blog or a web site is challenging enough. So from the very beginning, when you start to see visitors coming to read your blog, be sure that they feel comfortable to stick around. And there are a number of ways you can help them to do just that.
Here are seven vital ingredients for building a successful blog with loyal followers:
1. Publish Regularly.
As your readers become familiar with the frequency of your posts, it will influence their visiting behavior. If your readers know that you post fresh content every day, they will probably come every day to read it. If they know you post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, that's when they will come.
2. Stay on Topic.
Stick to your niche. If your blog doesn't have a niche, give it one. Readers like blog's that are focused on a particular theme or topic. If you have no theme and just post about anything, then readers are less likely to become passionate about your blog and will probably move on to somewhere else.
3. Use Meaningful Titles in Posts.
This not only announces clearly what the post is about, but it will help people navigate your blog and also influence your ranking with search engines.
4. Interact With Your Readers.
Think of your blog like a conversation. You post, readers comment. Be active and be positive as you interact and converse with your readers.
5. Highlight Your Best Posts.
Don't let your best posts get lost in your archives. It’s always a good idea to link to your best posts from a ‘best posts’ category on the main page.
6. Provide Good Navigation to Popular Pages.
If you help people find the key pages within your blog, their visit will be a much more enjoyable experience.
7. Avoid Not Posting for Extended Periods.
If someone visits your blog and discovers that the last post was three weeks ago, they will probably be disappointed. If you don't post, people may give you the benefit of the doubt and come back on a few days to check, but you better believe they will lose interest quickly if you fall out of your regular schedule and stop posting.
There you have it! Seven little tips that will make a big difference to your blog's readership. It's not rocket science. It's just using some common sense when posting and interacting with your readers.
Have you found yourself wondering why you are overwhelmed?There is so much material on the Internet regarding Internet marketing. If a person tries to digest all of it at one time, they will will experience a bad case of online marketing indigestion. This is not a good feeling to have. I have had these feelings before as well.
The solution to this issue is to narrow your focus on one niche. You see it is much easier to become an expert in one area rather than two or more areas. I have made a decision to devote my time to making money online. There are countless ways to make money online in this world today. You can make money in real estate, the stock market, by owning your own offline business and in numerous other ways. But the people who really do well in this world financially are known primarily for one thing. Bill Gates in known for Microsoft. Warren Buffett is known as a stock expert. Donald Trump is known for real estate. I am sure that they have other things that they focus on now but they are known as being experts in a certain field. What do you focus on? Many things or one thing? I am willing to bet that if your answer is many you are in a state of Internet marketing discombobulation. Find something you like doing and become an expert at it. The trick is to find something you like doing that is profitable financially. This is the secret to making money online.
If there is a market for your product, you can sell it. Do a search on Google and see how many results your area of focus will bring up. If you use keywords, you will get better results. The more targeted the results the better. It is easy to develop a product when you are an expert in that area because you know something that your buyers don't. You are the expert and they are not. They will pay large sums of money to acquire your expertise.
As marketers we must understand that our time is extremely valuable and the more we focus on too many things, the more time that is wasted. This time could be better spent focusing on one niche. It takes time to learn what your niche market wants. After you learn what they want, give the people what they desire. If your child wants a piece of pizza and you give them fish that would cause sadness in their hearts. They may cry and be upset with you. In the same way, if you give your target market something different then what they are asking for they will remove themselves from your list or no longer associate with you.
So use your time wisely and learn what your target market wants. Once you have determined what they want, if you do not already have a product created to meet their needs create one. Remember what they have told you and use the desires of their hearts as your blueprint to create an excellent information product.
Your job as the expert is to provide the answers to the questions that your target market is asking. You answer their questions with your products and you will be seen as an expert by them. You can also become qualified as an expert by creating a blog about your niche market. You can have your readers post their questions on your blog. Answer their questions on your blog and they will also begin to view you in a different light. This will prove to them that you care about what they have to say. People buy more easily when they trust the person they are buying from. A blog is a great way to create an atmosphere of trust. You can also build a great deal of rapport with your market in this way as well. You can get to know your market on your blog and they can get to know you. An excellent method to implement to accomplish this is simply to be open with your life. Talk about your family and life on the blog and you will find that your market is more likely to talk about their family.
You now have a number of concepts to implement in your Internet business right now. The key is to go out and do them. You will be greatly rewarded if you do. One niche can indeed make you rich.
“YAN ANG PINOY” is a popular expression spoken either with pride or in shame. Unfortunately we say it more often as a negative, such as when we see Filipino behaving badly and wish we could kick them in the butt. Pinoys do behave badly and nobody botheres to tell them off. We may mind other peoples business in many things but at times like this, we shrug our shoulders or laugh derisively… as if to say, “ Bahala na sila”.
Bahala is right because we ourselves could be just as guilty for doing the very same thing we criticize others for. As the local saying goes: “ Basta may gusot, may lusot.”
About a year ago, a newspaper columnist got slammed when she castigated some overseas Filipino workers (OFW’S) for behaving badly on a homebound flight from Europe that she happened to be on, as well.
Remember, OFW’s are dubbed our “modern heroes” because their foreign-exchange remittances are the backbone of our sagging economy. Overseas workers send billion of dollars and Euros to their families here.
The woman columnist didn’t expect the brickbats hurled at her for chastising these uncouth seamen and domestic helpers who, she wrote, wreaked havoc in the plane cabin and messed up the comfort rooms. You don’t do that to “heroes”, no matter what!
Stuck on a homebound flight from Frankfurt, a favorite hub for homecoming, she had to wait for two-hour delay in that huge terminal because it took that long for the airline to load the balikbayan boxes of our Pinoy “heroes”. This was before the new luggage restrictions.
During the flight, she attempted in vain to sleep because she was squeezed between overly boisterous seamen who were celebrating their going home. She didn’t begrudge them, but what does one do when your seatmates are jumping all over the place, guzzling beer and swapping jokes?
By midnight, the toilets were sorry stinky mess and the flight attendants were not about to clean it up- no thank you!
I guess the difference between myself and that columnist is that I had more or less gotten used to such misbehavior (not only by Pinoys). Believe me, there’s no difference between squalling toddlers and drunk seamen- the toilets are always filthy. Nobody pays attention when the seatbelt lights flash on.
Perhaps recruitment agencies should be requires to provide seminars for outbound. OFW’s on rules and proper behavior. This should include the proper way to use the toilet. Remember, most OFW’s come from the province and probably never saw a toilet seat before or flushed a toilet. So they squat on top of the seat and fidget with the toilet tissue till it unfurls on the floor. They most likely can’t find the flush button. No one has told them not to pee on the floor, or that one should was afterward. These are the simplest things that we take for granted but are so new to the probinsyano.
On the other hand, city folk also have plenty to learn about certain nasty habits, such as taxi drivers opening the car door to spit on the street and people tossing things out of car windows, buses and jeepneys. Do we think the streets are one huge garbage bin?
You don’t dare throw trash on streets in countries like Singapore and Malaysia and cities like Marikina. And yet, for some insane reasons, we have this urge to get rid that candy wrapper or cigarette stub immediately. Can wait to get to a trash can, eh?
Well, okay, we just don’t have enough trash cans on sidewalks and that’s because, believe it or not, people also steal garbage cans!
At fast-food eateries, we don’t pick up our trash to dispose of it in trash bins provided for that purpose. So that fast-food chains have to hire busboys to pick up after you.
And there’s jaywalking. One solution to unraveling traffic jams is to require buses and jeepneys to load and unload at their respective designated spots and for commuters to obey the rules. At least now, they’re learning to queue for their ride.
We cross the street only pedestrian lanes, which vehicles should respect and stay clear of during stop lights. Rules, rules, rules! They are the only way to restore order to our chaotic country. We need rules about waiting in line. No doubt, everybody is guilty of trying to sneak unto a line instead of going to the end of the queue. A favorite trick to joins friends already in line, especially if they’re near the entrance. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
On the subject of punctuality, I am convinced that it is not in the Pinoy’s vocabulary. Somewhere in our Hispanic heritage, we acquire the habit of being late. It’s a no-no to come on time, as expats discover quickly. So, if you want your guest to come at a certain time, the invites should read an hour earlier.
Another bad habit is piling food on our plates at an eat-all-you-can buffet. We all want to get the money’s worth-at least, that’s the excuse for all that excess food. I call it kanin baboy-the baboy obviously being the person piling it up on his plate.
Alas, we have so many bad habits that we could write a book on. But for starters, these should suffice-in fact; they are far too many as it is.