SEO the Waiting Game of Search Engine Marketing

As a professional Search Engine Marketer, I have tried every ethical optimization technique available to try to achieve top search results. Some work well and others do not show any sign of improvement in ranking once completed.

What I have come to realize is that search engine optimization and good ranking take diligence and lots of patience in achieving great Search Engine positioning.

You can have the right keywords, the right met tags, quality page content, great back links, and submit to engines regularly. There is not magic wand you can wave to see your listing suddenly blow your competitors site off the map and get you in that top spot.

A new site can take anywhere from 1-6 months to show up in the search engines with the right SEO techniques. Existing web sites can take anywhere from 1 to several weeks for the adjustments you made to show the new positions.

Each search engine will update its data at different times. Google may index your site data within a week after you make your adjustments and take another week to shift your position for the keyword. MSN may take 1-2 weeks to index your data and your update your new positioning. Yahoo can take up to a month to update you web site data and positioning. Be patient it will happen.

I recommend optimizing your sites with the time frame in mind. If you advertise holiday specials, then you need to optimize you specials page in advance to target the holiday keywords.

Your Search Engine Marketing Strategy should be part of your overall Search Engine Marketing plan. If you have available funds, pay for paid inclusion or pay the advertising for the keywords you wish to target while you are waiting for the natural placement to occur.

When you start to get great placement in the free ads area, turn off the pay per click ads for those words. Now you're getting free traffic.

Remember free placement does not happen over night. You have to be patient, do your work, and make sure your information is relevant to what you want to list for in searches. …

Computer Maintenance 101

Today, having a computer is more than an option. It is now a necessity. Almost every transaction today needs a computer. Communication and research are also done using a computer as well. Having a computer at home or in the office makes things a lot easier for everyone.

Of course, having a computer comes with maintenance. Buying a desktop or a laptop will cost money and the best way to make the most out of it is to take maintenance procedures in order to prolong the life of the computer.

Basically, a computer system comes with two components namely the hardware and software. The hardware refers to the tangible part of the computer which could be used to input or output data. An example of this is the keyboard and the printer. The software refers to the set of programs that command the hardware to perform specific functions. For example, there are programs intended for the operating system of the computer such as Windows. There are also those for photo editing and the video editing.

An effective computer maintenance plan focuses on the two components. For the hardware part, keeping the hardware clean and away from dirt must always be remembered. A lot of hardware malfunctions because of the dirt and dust that have entered inside it. Parts that need cleaning in order to function well include the screen of the monitor, nozzles of the ink cartridge for your printer, and surfaces of the central processing unit as well as the automatic voltage regulator.

As for the software, the computer must have a stable and reliable security system. This means that there must be an anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-malware program installed. All these programs protect the computer from attacks that could endanger not just the system but also the privacy of the users.

Software programs get updated from time to time. Make sure that the operating system & software installed are up to date – however keep in mind most programs do this automatically. This is especially true for security software programs as these are usually updated everyday to ensure updated security and protection.

Aside from the maintenance in the components, being careful when using the computer is part of the maintenance. Scan attachments before opening them. The same thing goes for downloads. Do not go to unsecured sites as most of these sites house viruses and worms that could infect the system

These are just few of the things necessary for computer maintenance. Make your computer work for a long time with these simple ways.…

Motorola Mobiles – Full of Features and Smart Look

The handsets from Motorola are provided with the best possible features and that too, with extremely good looks. Although each and every device is brilliant in one way or the other, but the latest Motorola mobile phones come complete with innumerable user friendly applications. The Motorola A3100 is a good looking handset which comes in a classy black colored casing. The device is provided with a 2.8 inches TFT touch screen complete with the handwriting recognition feature. It has a 3.2 mega pixel camera which captures quality still images as well as the moving clips. Moreover, the gadget is provided with a second camera which facilitates 3G video calling with the other compatible devices.

The Motorola mobile phones come with the user friendly features and Motorola ROKR W6 is no different. The 3G Smartphone is equipped with a built-in music player which plays the music files in MP3 & AAC + formats. The handset supports MotoID music recognition facility. Apart from this, the built-in WAP 2.0 XHTML web browser assists the users with easy Internet access. The list of these capable gadgets goes on and on, and Motorola L800t enhances the value of the family to a great extent. The device is loaded with a 2 mega pixel camera which gives the resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. The Smartphone works on the quad band technology which ensures worldwide roaming, depending on the user's chosen network service provider. It switches between GSM 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 network bands. The user friendly handset is provided with the internal storage capacity of 64 MB. Moreover, the gadget is easy to handle as it weighs 110 grams and the package measures 117 x 49 x 15 mm. So, the brand name of Motorola guarantee high quality devices, flooded with as many updated features as possible. …

Slow Computer Performance – How to Fix Your Slow PC and Make it Run Faster

Do you ever experience slow computer performance? I believe most PC owners can attest that they have noticed a major change in their computers performance. If you experience a slowdown in performance then it is best to find quick fixes that will help improve slow performance.

Here are practical ways that can repair your computers slow performance.

# 1. It is best to install an antivirus program in your computer. Whenever you surf the internet is highly capable that your browser will get infected with viruses. When you have anti-virus installed, you are assured that your pc is protected every time you go online. You will know if your pc is infected by virus if its response is slow and you keep seeing strange errors and it will just shut keep shutting down. Antivirus programs will block, scan, quarantine and kill them in your system. So it is a good protection to your computer for any adware, spyware or malware that can threaten your system.

# 2. Another quick fix for your computer is by cleaning your windows registry. A computers registry acts as storage of various information needed for your computer to function properly. It contains registry keys or files that help run installed programs. Most people are not aware of its existence. If you are not an expert, do not dare tamper with your computers registry.

Any wrong move can damage precious data and will leave you with a useless computer. Some signs that your registry has issues are the following.

The occurrence of the blue screen of death (BSOD), extremely slow boot up and slow internet browsing. It is best that you have an external drive that will back up all important data in your hard drive, especially when your computer is starting to show signs of the blue screen of death.

The blue screen of death is caused by corrupted drivers and corrupt files. in the major of cases and once you start seeing this you need to fix it and quick.

The repair for registry problems is to use a registry cleaner. There are free downloads and it can scan, detect and repair errors in the registry. Once done it can definitely stop slow computer performance.

# 3 There are so many applications that you can run run simultaneously in your computer. We tend to run all these applications at the same time without realizing the need of our computers RAM capacity. When you experience any slow down in your PC due to the use of various applications then it is probably a case of a limited RAM.

Make sure your hard drive has enough space and that your memory can handle large quantities of data. The normal solution is to upgrade your hard drive and RAM so that your computer can handle lots of information but there is another simple solution. Remove programs you do not need or use. Only run one or two programs at a time to stop all the memory being …

6 Search Engine Optimization Strategies

This is an article on specific SEO techniques for you to use to achieve high-ranking, first page search results in the search engines. I have written other articles on SEO and this is just one of those articles. Now let's get right into business.

  1. Utilize Meta Tags
  2. This involves putting keywords in the meta-tag box that are relevant to your article. It is important that the keywords are related to your content and should be popular keywords that people use when searching for what your post is about. It helps to achieve a high rank in organic search results in the search engines. The keywords could be one word or phrases but try as much as possible to make them short if you are using phrases, preferably not more than three-word phrases at most.

  3. Create Compelling and Valuable Content
  4. This is probably the most important part of SEO strategies. Now if you do all of the other things right and the visitor gets to your site and discovers articles that are best crap, what do you think is going to happen? He will not come back again! But if he learns something wonderful, it gets valuable information on how to solve a particular problem, he is going to advertise for you for free. Word of mouth advertising, free of charge! Now imagine what that is going to do to your business. Imagine the traffic it's going to bring to your site. The higher the value you create in your post, the more the traffic you get.

    If you want to know if you have created valuable content, put yourself in the customer's shoes and ask yourself, 'If I were a customer, would I learn something really useful from what I have written here? Is it something I would recommend to my friends to check out? '.

  5. Update Your Posts Regularly
  6. Updating your post is as important as writing valuable posts. Why? If you get people to your page through useful posts and then they are excited. They come back again next time and they still see the same old posts they have read, why should they keep coming back? By not putting up new content, you are indirectly telling your visitors you are bereft of new ideas, that you have nothing new to offer, that you have stopped learning. I do not have to tell you what will happen to your site and your business when people start having such impression about you. So in other words: it's not enough to create a good first impression; you have to maintain a good reputation to keep your readers interested in you.

  7. Create a Good 404 page
  8. This is the page that appears when a visitor clicks on a link that is broken or that is not working on your site. A good 404 page redirects the visitor back to your home page. It could also direct the user to a related post on your site. The purpose of this is to

The Connection Between Technology And Childhood Obesity

Today, it is hard to imagine life without a computer or television and other electronic gadgets that have become so commonplace since the advent of modern technology that it is leaving us and our children with little time to enjoy nature and the outdoors. Not so long ago, parents derived much pleasure from seeing their kids cavorting in the outdoors beneath the sun or climbing trees and remaining somewhat more active than the kids of today who have found a virtual world in which to remain engrossed. Thus, technology and childhood obesity are closely related because we have now become accustomed to having our eyes glued to the computer screen or television screen and are otherwise taken up with different forms of electronic entertainment.

Boob-Tube And More Boob-Tube

The new lifestyle that has taken over our children’s lives leaves little time for them to exercise, go out and remain otherwise active and it is far removed from the lifestyle our parents enjoyed many years ago. Along with the sedentary life that our children have become accustomed to, technology and childhood obesity have become closely intertwined and our concern for our health has also taken a backseat as the life in front of the boob-tube continues to take up all of our children’s time at the expense of their health.

It is thus imperative to understand the reason why technology and childhood obesity are going hand in hand, and when one considers the fact that child obesity has gone up by more than three times in the recent past, the problem has actually now reached epidemic proportions and it seems that now we are breeding obesity in our homes as we are letting our children spend all of their time in front of the television or other electronic devices.

The fact is that when we and our children sit immobile for hours on end watching television or working on the computer or playing video games, we neglect to exercise and along with a diet consisting of sodas and fast foods are breeding obesity like never before. Thus, technology and childhood obesity are causing our children to eat more, exercise less and live sedentary lifestyles which is a cocktail that only serves up more obese children in our population today.

No doubt, there are a number of other factors too that contribute to obesity, but television is a prime example of how technology and childhood obesity combine to the detriment of our health. Staying glued to the television will mean a lack of exercise, focusing on excessive eating followed by an unhealthy lifestyle and thus contributing to furthering the incidence of obesity in our children.

Television and the computer are prime examples of how technology and childhood obesity are making kids do things that are bad for them and if you want your kid to not become obese, you should discourage him from watching too much television, which is a major reason why children become obese, and to also address obesity as …

CC5 Overview – E-Commerce Shopping Cart Software Review

Could hardly contain the excitement with the long-awaited release and upload of the new CubeCart 5. The popular shopping cart software from Develion has long been a personal favourite for e-Commerce web design, as one of the most flexible, easy to use and stable of all the carts currently available

Upon installation the first change to notice is the new skins which come pre-installed and there are 5 in total. As with previous versions of Cube Cart these skins are not polished web designs, but offer a selection of layouts and colour variations which can provide a basic foundation to build upon. Essentially the core templates cover a range of layouts which your web designers can develop to present how you would like your shop to look and upon test drive, we found the new management of files, cascading style sheets and coding highly refined and easier to manipulate than CC4, while a professional working knowledge of the system is still required

The new control panel is a terrific addition to the backend administration area of CC5. Although functional in management terms, the previous versions had servilely lacked the cosmetic possibilities of modern design and presented shop data in way which required a custom re design and code development to achieve a layout, functionality which is better suited to some online stores. Virtually every aspect of store management can now be controlled in real-time via the dashboard and this shows at a glance statistics and notifications for orders, reviews and stock level monitoring

As with previous versions there is no limit to the amount of products and categories the administrator can upload and the management of items is far more simplified with new additions, such as a manufactures field and condition (new/used etc). From popular 3rd party installations to suit earlier versions, there is now a better multi category assignment, improved options and image management tools which was very much demanded. Pleased to see the layout of the admin sections is separated up into folders, delivering a simplified review/edit. It is much improved!

New CC5 can connect to Sage integration, this enables data to be exported and imported although we have not test driven this module as yet. The cart programming code is mostly PHP and declared to offer a better flexibility to extend the product in a variety of ways, thus improving the core CubeCart engine in which ever direction desired. Being open source the CubeCart web designer is free to develop the code, to customise programming to client specifications and even write your own plugins and modules

The programmers have improved upon CC’s search engine optimisation management by allowing custom search engine friendly URL’s to be input and customised to match the keywords and phrases which you may be targeting. In previous versions we had to custom build and install this feature, therefore we are certainly pleased to see this now integrated. Administrators can state the meta title, description and keywords which is essential for those taking advantage …

Do not forget the SEO!

Okay, so you have decided to commission a web site to be built. Maybe this is a 'brochure' type website to compliment your existing business, or it could be an ecommerce website which is an entirely new business. You have spent some time looking for a web design company that can meet your requirements (and budget) and have planned the site down to the very last detail.

You may have spent hundreds or thousands of pounds on the design, photos, hosting, and you may end up with the best looking website of the Internet, but if you have not taken into account search engine optimization then it will most likely spell disaster for you and your business.

Search engine optimization is, in our opinion, one of (if not the most) important consideration when creating a new web site. In our experience it usually the part that most people neglect too!

The logic behind this statement is quite simple. What is the point of having an amazing website, selling / advertising your amazing products if nobody knows about it and can not find it?

How many times have you searched for something on the Internet and found websites in the top listings on search engines that look like they were designed by an amateur? It happens all the time, however you can be certain that these are the websites that are making money on the Internet.

The principle of making money through a website on the Internet is simple really:

Have a good product at a competitive price

Have a website that is easy for customers to make a purchase through

Attract as many potential customers to the site as you can

If we assume the first 2 points have been taken care of, the next step is attracting potential customers / clients. Anybody who has run a business before will tell you that traditional marketing methods are extremely expensive. Magazine adverts can cost hundreds of pounds with no guarantee of anything back, and let's not even talk about TV advertising costs.

The potential number of clients you can attract to your website from good search engine positioning can be massive if you target the right 'search terms', add into the equation that these website visitors are actively searching for something that is related to your site, and you can easily see how this form of marketing is vital for any new, or already established business.

One final point. If your web design company offer SEO as part of their service check for evidence of their results. …

SEO Technology Helps Your Search Position

Creating a website for your business or organization is a great way to inform the public about your services. It is not hard to create a website, as there are many different easy to instructional sites and programs out there that can help you, step by step. After all of this, if you want to be sure that your site reaches the most potential web surfers, you have to have a good search position.

Search position is essentially as follows. When potential customers or internet users want to find certain products or information, they typically use a search engine, such as Google. They can type key words into the query box and press enter in order for them to be sorted out by the search engine. For instance, if someone was looking for state of the art cooking supplies, they might type the phrase cooking supplies into a Google search. Within the resulting sites and companies, search position would show whether sites are first, last or somewhere in the middle of the list.

For one, customers often see those sites first, and there before they usually have the most traffic. Another thing is that these sites may contain the most key words relevant to the search that was done, therefore it is often found to be a better match than sites further down on the list. It comes down to the fact that there are many factors involved in acquiring, and maintaining, a high search position.

If the thought is crossing your mind that you would like to improve your search position rank, you have quite a few options. One of those options is to hire an SEO. An SEO is essentially a company that is expert at improving the search position of web sites. A good, ethical company will practice White Hat SEO practices. Black Hat SEO is the practice of using unethical methods such as spamdexing, which misleads web surfers with irrelevant key words.

Introduction of relevant key words is one White Hat SEO procedure. Key words that encompass the content and message of your site are used in order to direct potential customers there, when your services are a match with their needs. White Hat SEO also may include reorganizing your site content, or adding things you may have overlooked. It is miraculous what a little rearranging can do for a tired looking site in the eyes of potential customers!

You may think it would be easier to change these things yourself, but more goes into search position than meets the eye. It can take months of training to understand the algorithms and formulas that also go into search rankings. The combination of knowing all of these components will make for the best search position for your company, which in turn will help improve upon your site traffic. …

Flipping a Website For Profit

The process of flipping a website, once you've learned it, is surprising easy, which is what leads more and more people into the market. Best of all, the better you get at it, the fast you can do it and so you could find yourself flipping 3-4 websites a day. With a profit potential of $ 400-500 a website, that's nothing to shr at.

To begin, you have to find your niche market. The more specific the better, because its guaranteed to have an built-in interested audience. Though, make sure you choose something that's interests you as well, or you'll find yourself bored at work which was the original problem!

Each site will need 7-10 short, informative articles about the niche topic. Do not worry, these do not need to be great. The articles just provide a foundation for the buyer to get the site moving already with some content. The entire process of flipping a website is as simple as this!

Armed with your content, now you'll need a place to host it so you can start flipping a website. Hosting sites like WordPress make this simple with free themes and stock photography to choose from to design your site in no time. No need for coding or scripting!

When you ready to start flipping a website, shoot over to sitepoint.com There you'll find the market place is already there for you, with easy resources to list and sell your website for prices between $ 400-500. For only a few hours worth of work, that's a steal! …