Little Known Secrets Of Getting Free Website Traffic From YouTube

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What is YouTube? YouTube is basically a free online video sharing website while any visitor can upload, watch and share their video clips. Did you know that YouTube serves up over 200 million video clips per day?

It's true … people are flocking to online video sites that even network television is worried that they'll become obsolese. Online video will probably be the largest fastest growing advertising media for the next few years. It's so wonderful because unfortunately any marketers really know how to use it as a promotional method.

A savvy internet marketer will find that this service will drive traffic to websites, get sales messages to potential buyers, and to market products and services.

If you understand Search Engine Optimization (SEO), it is difficult to get great rankings and results are rarely if at all guaranteed, even with the hard earned money you spend. It is, however different from online video as the competition is not that fiercely compared to SEO. Let me share with you some of the tips to drive traffic using YouTube service taking consideration that you already have an YouTube account and some interesting videos to upload.

Customize your profile and channels

You should always customize your profile and channels. Create play list if you have more than one video. This will surely give you a big advantage when people sort for channels, groups or play lists.

Tag your keywords

You should try to tag as much keywords you have in mind. This will help the visitor to find your video easier. If you are not sure what keywords to tag to your video or you have run out of keywords ideas, you could just do a search based on your video content and see what those keywords are used for the top video that appeared.

Videos that work

There are certain characteristics about successful and profitable videos. They are either funny, weird, shocking, sexy, inspiring, demonstrates or instructional. If possible, you should also try to put other people in the videos as well. Why I say that? The reason is simple. If those people are being featured in the video, they will show their friends those videos and those friends may show other friends and so on. In this way, more and more people will get to view your videos.

Build a community on YouTube

To further promote your products, you should create a community to cater for those groups of people that share your passion. This could easily be done by creating 'groups' using YouTube service. With that, you are likely to attract the right type of people and it could potentially be your buyers or business partners.

Go Viral

By getting your videos posted in the YouTube is just not enough. You will also need to post them in your blog or any social network website such as Facebook or myspace. Beside, you should also email these videos to your friends, relatives and family. With the above knowledge and skills learned, …

Bossini Advances Its Supply Chain Strategy With the WebMethods ESB

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To keep ahead in a fast-moving industry, leading Asia-Pacific fashion retailer Bossini needed to have better visibility into its business and operational processes through the synchronization of real-time data across multiple orders, shipments and stock-keeping units.

By leveraging the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), Bossini is able to speed up the deployment of new applications and processes and bring new partners on board much more quickly.

The intuitive development environment of the webMethods ESB has enabled Bossini’s programmers to easily, and quickly, build the large number of interfaces required to meet its complex integration requirements.

Upon transforming to a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Bossini could synchronize real-time data from multiple orders, shipments and stock-keeping units (SKUs) across its Point-of-Sale (POS) systems and Warehouse Management System (WMS) inventory.

Benefits include:

• Better visibility into real-time processes with dynamic synchronization of data between point of sale and warehouse management systems

• Additional business capabilities, e.g. late shipment and sales performance monitoring via dashboards/SMS and stock-on-hand monitoring for all markets.

• Factory order allocation reduced from three days to one

• Finance month-end closing slashed from 25 days to seven

• Developer and IT productivity increased by up to 30 percent through user-friendly intuitive interface and re-use of programming objects from the webMethods ESB.

A standards-based solution

With the webMethods Enterprise Service Bus, Bossini is able to take full advantage of the standards-based interfaces to integrate with their existing systems and utilize service orchestration to connect their existing systems to their processes. This allows Bossini to speed up the deployment of new applications and processes and bring new partners on board much more quickly.

Subsequent changes are also easier to implement, and the company enjoys cost savings resulting from the re-use of the service components. “The webMethods ESB enables us to achieve real-time interoperability across numerous disparate applications, including independence from the constraints of their operating systems and hardware platforms,” said Mr. Andrew Ling, Director of IT and Supply Chain of the Bossini Group.

Of equal importance is the platform’s flexibility and ease of use. “This was crucial in our ability to gain competitive advantage in the fickle world of apparel retailing,” said Ling. “In our decision, we also took into account the faster adoption, lower training costs and quicker return-on-investment enabled by the very intuitive design of the webMethods ESB.”…

Small Firms Get the Most Out of Your Technology – Actively Manage It

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Your technology infrastructure is the hardware, software and people that support your business. So, how can you get your technology investment to pay off for you? You have to manage it. Technology can make you more efficient and effective but only if you actively manage it.

To get the most out of your hardware, you must run it under optimal conditions. Ideally, hardware runs best in climate controlled areas. Generally speaking, temperatures under 75 degrees with 30 to 50% humidity is good for most computers. High heat and direct sunlight will cause a computer to run hot. Excessive heat will reduce the computer's life expectancy over time.

Do you have dust and dirt around your computer's fans? There are probably clumps of dust and dirt inside your computer, too. Excessive dirt and dust may contribute to a computer running hot also. That's why it is important to take your computer outside at least once a year and blow out the inside with compressed air.

Maximizing your software investment is a little more complicated. First of all, you must find out what devices and applications require software updates. Updating software means you need a patch management system.

A patch management system is a routine that allows you to apply software updates to devices and applications systemically. Most people know that operating systems and antivirus and productivity software require updates. But did you know that your computer BIOS, firewalls, routers, switches, server raid arrays, and other hardware devices may require updates, too? Hardware devices run a type of software known as firmware. Firmware can be updated. Most firmware updates improve the overall performance of the device.

Keeping all these devices up to date can be a daunting task but a schedule can help you do it. For instance, update your firewalls, routers, and switches on the first Monday of every month. The second Friday of every month defragment your computer hard drives. Set a schedule for patch management and follow it.

You can provide your employees with bleeding edge technology. However, what good is the best technology if the user does not have the ability to take advantage of it? You must ensure your employees have mastered work related technology to get the highest return on your technology investment. Your employees do the work. Your employees accomplish that work using technology.

How well does your employees use work related technology? Conduct some research to find out. First, go ask them about work related technology. Do not take their responses for granted. Next observe them using technology. If you are satisfied with what you heard and observed then you can stop here. If not then take it a step further. Assess their ability to use it. The results may surprise you. If your firm is small then consider cross training each employee to perform all mission critical technology tasks. Finally, encourage your employees to use the technology.

You must actively manage your technology infrastructure to get your expected return on investment. Be sure …

What to Emphasize and Avoid With Search Engine Optimization Strategies

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The concept of trial and error seems tailor-made for the contemporary world of how to improve search engine optimization (SEO). With this adventurous spirit, the initial emphasis is traditionally on a rapid-fire testing of what works and what does not work in achieving winning internet marketing strategies. However, at some point the emphasis needs to switch to a focus on emphasizing what is working and avoiding whatever is not working. But this is frequently easier said than done as efforts to avoid marginal and unsuccessful content marketing strategies can involve internal politics and resistance to change.

5 Search Engine Optimization Tactics to Avoid

Perhaps because the effort to avoid certain SEO strategies can be more difficult than choosing what to emphasize in search engine optimization efforts, the starting point in this overview is a short list of what to avoid:

  • Overly promotional content
  • Non-original content (aka duplicate content and article spinning)
  • Excessive affiliate marketing
  • Link saturation (aka too many links and blog networks)
  • Stolen and copied content

One of the primary goals of any search optimization strategy is to obtain more business exposure, but unsound content marketing can actually have the reverse impact. For example, Google and other search engines have constantly struggled with how to address issues such as the five just noted. At the most extreme, websites can be deindexed entirely (and swiftly) by violating sound SEO principles – a private blog network known as Build My Rank was eliminated from the Google search index in 2012 and within a day or so, the company ceased its business operations. This enforcement action not only impacted BuildMyRank but also customers that had used the site to publish content and obtain backlinks.

One of the most perverse examples of non-original content is exhibited by articles and images that are copied and pasted from the original publishing website and placed on another site without any credit whatsoever to the original author. While this is a problem for the original authors and various article directories that unwittingly become the second (or 99th) place some articles appear, it is also a challenge for prospective customers who have little choice but to be perplexed by the mixed messages of duplicate content appearing in multiple locations with names of different authors attached to the article. For example, shortly after this article initially appears here, it is highly likely that it will be improperly published on one or more additional websites without any attribution to the original author or article directory.

3 SEO Tactics to Emphasize

On a positive note, some approaches to SEO deserve to be emphasized, and here is a short list of three candidates to consider:

  • Presentations on SlideShare
  • Images that are unique (such as customized textual images)
  • Content that is unique

This is intentionally a shorter list with the thought that it might be easier to implement. Some content marketing strategies such as white papers can illustrate all three concepts. A white paper is a longer and more advanced treatment of a …

SEO Test as a FREE Website Assessment

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The SEO Test introduced here is a free website assessment method that enables you to see how well a website has been optimized for search engines. You do not have to buy any software to perform this SEO Test!

Such a free website assessment can be transported out based on various search engine optimization standards. You examine the features of a website that are important for search engines. Let's begin now.

Major SEO Test Categories

To find out how well a website has been optimized for search engines, we should examine the major areas of that website: Google Page Rank, Alexa Rank, Indexation, Link Popularity, Meta Description, Meta Keywords, Keyword Density, etc.

Tools for Free Website Assessment

Like I've said earlier, this website evaluation is free and you do not have to buy a software. To be able to launch this task, you need some tools that are easily available on the internet. Therefore, take the following 2 steps to equip yourself for this SEO Test:

1. Download Firefox Browser with Google Toolbar if you do not have it.

2. Download the following add-ons for Firefox: Search Status and SeoQuake.

Firefox is a great web browser developed by Mozilla. It's fast, secure and customizable to your search engine optimization activities online. There are a large number of add-ons for Firefox that could enrich your web browsing experience. As you want to perform a free website assessment, I've only selected these two to show you how it can be done.

Search Status and Seo Quake are two exciting add-ons which could help you perform this SEO Test you have ahead of you. When installed, you can activate them both so that you can see them on your toolbar.

How to Start Your FREE Website Assessment

Now, let's start checking out the results by one of the add-ons and then go to the other one. Let's begin the SEO Test by learning from Search Status toolbar.

Search Status

Go to the homepage of the website which you want to test. When loaded, move the cursor onto the Search Status toolbar and right clock on Search Status logo. The opened task menu has got a list. What you need to check on for your SEO Test are:

* Google Page Rank – It's a graphic indicator up in the toolbar of your Firefox browser which shows some rank between 0 and 10 for each page of the website.

* Alexa Rank – It's a number which show the amount of traffic that this website receives. The higher the traffic, the lower the number. For example, Yahoo's Alexa Rank is 1.

* Indexation – Task Menu: Show Indexed Pages> All. Function: It opens three tabs at the same window of your Firefox browser in which you'll find the indexation of that webpage in Google, Yahoo and MSN.

* Link Popularity – Task Menu: Show Backward Links> Page> All. Function: It shows the number and address of the pages that have linked to this page …

How to Make Money Online Using Your Talents

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A lot of people do not know that you can work on the internet as a freelancer. Do you have any skills such as writing, SEO, web design or programming skills? With these skills, you could open an account on freelance websites and start offering these services for money.

Freelancing online

Nowadays thousands of people are offering their services online from home. You may think that no one will hire someone to write articles, to program or to design something for them. Well, think again!

When people start to get big online, they will not have sufficient time to work on extra projects such as writing articles and programming. However, they will still need to do these services one way or another to improve their websites, companies etc …

For these people time is money, so to save time they hire freelancers to do these jobs for them while they keep working on other projects. If your service is good, these businessmen will keep coming to you again and again for more work.

Apart from being a good business, freelancing is one of the fastest ways to make money online. Websites and blogs will take days, months or even years to start making a good amount of money while freelancing will take minutes, if you post your ads in a good freelancing site.

How to offer your freelancing services

Before you start offering your services make sure that you search on the internet for the services that you will be offering. Check for freelancers in your subject and check out their prices and conditions, that way you can get some ideas.

Once you decide the prices and conditions of your service go to a freelance site such as elance, make an account and post your ad. Make sure that you put up a nice ad with correct grammar and a nice design to show your professionalism.

After some time you will start receiving e-mails from different people that are interested in your service. The only problem that you are going to worry about is workload, because believe me you will start to get a lot of work and a lot of different offers!

That's the best thing about freelance, there's always something that you can do and if you get a massive workload just refuse the upcoming offers until you are finished with the current workload. In other words you will be your own boss and you will work anytime you want to. …

The Impact of the Internet on Marketing Research

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Probably the most important impact of the internet on marketing research is that it has taken it from the realm of academic studies, with set subject pools and reliably serious experimental conditions, into the realm of real life, with people interacting with one another on the level of regular day-to-day interactions. While it is clearly possible to still apply controlled, scripted situations to marketing research, the more effective way is to find methods of collecting and evaluating data collected in the more natural environment of virtual interactions.

In some ways, this makes marketing research harder, as new techniques must be developed, and as with many new innovations, there is a large ratio of failure to be expected. In other ways, however, this makes marketing research easier, particularly because, thanks to such developments like social networking sites, gathering the necessary data for marketing research has almost become 'one-stop shopping'. Marketing researchers are now able, with a fairly large degree of accuracy, to gather enough information to determine how successful a product or service is going to be, who are the existing and potential future competitors, how long the various levels of market demand will last , what the best distribution channels will be, what type of an advertising campaign will be most effective, how big an advertising budget to allocate to each particular product launch, and what the next step is going to be in terms of either phasing out the product or service or changing / enhancing it to maintain demand.

The Internet also allows marketing research to proceed along the partial implementation of the actual marketing campaigns by creating various low-cost advertising options. For example, while creating a YouTube ad is one step in a marketing research effort, driving viewers to the ad is another matter. Without one has a very wide social network to which an e-mail can be sent informing them of the ad creation, the low-cost way to have people view the ad in large numbers is by utilizing pay search engines or pay-per-view (or pay-per-click) advertising websites. There is even a way to reduce message dilution if one is willing to pay a little more for a targeted audience based on the demographic information that some of the advertising sites. Even without it, however, there is an excellent chance to ensure thousands of views for one's ad while spending a very small fraction of what it would cost to purchase the cheapest broadcast media advertisement. The response from such a method may be minuscule, but since the expenses are so low, the actual ROI can potentially be higher than that of a TV ad, for example.

The advantage of such a method, however, is not in the low cost of running an ad with an Internet advertising company, but rather in the long-term benefits acquiring a large number of views offers. Firstly, through the functionality specific to YouTube but also available on other social networking sites, an ad with a drastically increased number of views …

Embed Your Own Music and Video Playlist to Your Website to Boost Online Presence

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If you have a website or a blog, you would know building a website is just the starting point. It is equally important to ensure that your website is attractive and is able to pull in the requisite traffic.

Various media website addons like photos, music, videos often act as appealing elements, attracting the casual surfers and entice them to look into your website and understand your business.

Even if you were not really looking into increasing your business but were creating a personal website or websites offering content for a selected group of audience, such additions in the form of photos, videos and music will enhance your site's overall appeal and visibility.

Most people who want to build websites refrain from adding multimedia elements on their own. Mostly because they are not aware of the various technicalities that go into designing or building a website embedded with music and video play lists. What such beginners do not realize is the easiness of using Flash software for creating web designs and uploading music and videos. Using Flash software tools, it is easy to create an interactive music player to play MP3 files, or a video player to play FLV streaming video, and embed them into your web page.

The best part of these flash software is that you need not be well versed in the using Flash or any programming language and tool. The biggest advantage of this software lies in its simplicity, which ensures that you can create and upload music as well as videos in a matter of minutes, with very few mouse clicks.

You can use flash software tools to create your own music as well as video player and convert all music and videos into easily usable format. Additionally, you can actually publish your music as well as video list onto HTML format. This in turn enables you to create as well as edit play lists.

Apart from creating and playing your own play lists, you can also build buttons on your player, which allow you to link to the author's website or your favorite websites. This is of great use when you want to cross link between websites or use information from one site onto the other.

It is very easy to enhance the interactive nature of your website through the use of such mechanisms, especially video footage as well as music. Explaining the various aspects of your website as well as your business, service or product in the form of a video or an advertisement is a great way of attracting casual surfers and converting such leads into actual sales.

Last but not the least, flash media players allows you to use all kinds of music as well as video online, while provide better protection of the media files from being illegally downloaded from website without permission. If you have been thinking of ways to enhance the presence of your business website, bringing in the power of flash music and flash video player and …

Marketing Online – Changes Day By Day – A Dynamic Industry

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Marketing online is becoming or already is the most dynamic marketing industry in existence. For example, how often is a new ABC, CBS, NBC, or FOX going to come along on television? Rarely, but in the online world we have seen king of the throne change quite a few a times. It is a never ending game of musical chairs. To see an example of how quick top 100 rankings change on the Internet check Alexa to see how traffic trends continuously change.

Keeping our clients listed at at least 30% of the top websites in the United States is a priority for us. Currently we keep our main clients ranked in 50% of the top 10 websites in the country. Is this priceless? Does your website sell? If it does we can get you all the right traffic. We are even working to help our clients increase their conversions and sales using a great new tool called Google Analytics. We are mastering the features of the program to apply are findings to our clients sites to deliver maximum results.

We are doing well marketing our clients, but getting better every month. As a result we decided to cap the number of clients we are taking in a marketplace. Two lucky people per a marketplace. Because after all there are only 10-20 results people look at the major sites and search engines. We are also helping our clients become the most informative people in their industry hosting and maintaining their blogs. This is important because people tend to feel more comfortable purchasing from the people that inform them the most about their services.

Online Marketing will never stop evolving and for all we know and neither will, search engines may not exist in five years. That is why it is critical to choose an Online Marketing Agency dedicated to creating you an Online Presence beyond the search engines. Today's market is still driven by Word-of-Mouth along with other forms of marketing. This means that Joe's brother may tell him about what he found on the Internet. Or Jane may tell Susie about a great blog she read on rejuvenating her smile with porcelain veneers on her dentist's blog.

Our client's still see results surfacing from marketing they were doing 1 month ago. How is this so? Well how many domain names do you have written on a piece of paper on your desk? How many sites have you added to your favorites (bookmarks) intending to do business with them one day? Traditional SEO is over, yes I said it done / dead, and depending on strictly SEO is a facade. Online Marketing is the key and SEO is just one of the pieces of this puzzle.

We practice what we preach, are business has quickly evolved over the past 9 months to deliver the results our clients should expect. This is a multi prong approach and not suitable for every client.

How many successful marketing campaigns depend on one medium …

If You're Serious About Being Healthy – Get In Front Of A Computer

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Marketing companies are constantly inventing new and expensive fads to help us exercise, lose weight and get healthy. But if we're really going to get results, it's probably just best to do more and more of the things we already enjoy. Frankly there are not any shortcuts to good health and fitness, the only real way to be healthy is through a good diet and good exercise.

To get results, we need to commit to a regular schedule, ideally we should be doing something every day if possible. But whatever our personal circumstances, I do not think there's a single one of us that does not find that difficult with so many demands on our time.
Of all the choices of exercise available, yoga is perhaps the most versatile, allowing us to exercise almost anywhere, without the need for any special equipment – we do not really even need a mat.

This means that we can exercise anytime morning to night, wherever we feel comfortable, at home, at work or in our hotel room when we travel.

For most of us, the limitation of yoga, is also one of its most important aspects. To practice properly, we have to know the postures, and the correct sequence to do them. But now we can all get our own private professional yoga instruction.

Ancient practices, modern technology

The latest technology now allows us to follow video based yoga instruction, without having to buy the videos or DVDs. Instead we can access a full library of videos online at the click of a mouse. Our high-speed computers can stream the videos over the internet to our homes or wherever else we want to practice.

Convenience and quality – all the better for us

Having access to a range of different yoga routines and instructors gives us the benefits of going to class, without the hassle or its limits. Online yoga classes give us:

  • Yoga instruction on demand so we can practice yoga according to our own schedules. Fit a session in before work, at lunch or in the evening – there's no need to check your yoga center's class schedules.
  • Yoga where you are No need to fight traffic, pay for parking or even make a special trip to our yoga center. We can just practice at the click of our mouse, wherever we feel comfortable. Even our hotel room when you travel.
  • Clear visual and audio instruction – Using the same technology as the Hollywood movie studios, we can get full screen, High Definition (HD) quality streaming video online. We do not need to wait and we do not even need to waste electricity downloading the videos overnight. It's as convenient as putting on a DVD.
  • More health improving yoga poses – Having access to a library of online videos means we get a wide range of routines and a greater range of yoga poses and their unique benefits to your body and mind – just like you'd get in class.
  • The