Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Search Engine Optimization – 10 Useful Tips

Any company wanting their website to appear at its optimum point in the search engine rankings will need to utilise Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) techniques. With an estimated 300 million searches being carried out worldwide, on a daily basis, the optimisation of your website is a key issue in reaping the rewards you and your company deserve. After all, your website is great, but clients need to find it! Some proven strategies will help:
Effective Keywords
The choice of effective keywords and phrases is vital in attaining the highest possible ranking. Equally, their placement on your information pages is critical. It is important to note that search engines give higher importance to certain words. Thorough research and consideration of this issue is crucial.

Site Maps
An effective site map is important in view of the fact that search engine spiders index all of your site pages.

High Quality Content
Content needs to be interesting, informative, relevant and up-to-date to ensure that your target viewers return to your site. This will also enable link building when other sites are impressed enough to want to link to you.

Easy to follow HTML Pages
It is vital that all your pages are accessible to search engines, which scrutinise the Internet looking for web pages to index and, in doing so, follow the links from one web page to the next. Long or short pages, or dynamic URL’s, can affect ranking. If your website does contain these a remedial plan needs to be devised. The use of Flash or JavaScript, together with image maps, frames and tables (try to use CSS positioning instead), should be used in moderation. Use header tags (H1 & H2) and bold text in your site pages.

Title/Metatag Descriptions
The effective use of titles and Metatags is significant for Search Engine Optimisation or Search Engine Optimization, although Google also uses over 100 different factors to determine ranking.

Ethical Marketing
The implementation of ethical search engine marketing protocols will deliver sustainable results, whereas spam techniques may be immediately effective but result in imminent blacklisting.

Quality Links
A high number of quality inbound links to your website is vital in determining website ranking. To enable this, your site needs to incorporate a page for linking to other relevant websites, thereby allowing you to engender link popularity through reciprocal and one way links. Remember, quality is as important as quantity!

Directory Submission
An important ranking strategy is to submit your website to the leading directories, such as Yahoo and Dmoz, together with many others, some of which are free.

Article Submission
The submission of quality, relevant and timely articles not only shows your expertise in specific fields, but encourages a steady flow of backlinks, thereby increasing traffic.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Home is Where the Money Is

Not many people like working in an office. Some, in the spirit of decency, who will not be named here, get their kicks in bossing other people around, forcing others to shoulder their personal issues, or buy Girl Scout cookies from their kids. The character Michael, played so brilliantly by Steve Carrell in The Office, comes to mind. Others simply take pleasure in irritating the hell out of anyone who just wants to do their work, collect a check, and go home. If you're actually doing your job, you're most at risk.
You, like many others, may dream of a life lived at your own pace. You may realize the potential of the web, but not know how to get started. You know you need a web site, but may not have any idea how to advertise it without going broke. It's possible that you don't even know what you'd do at home, other than watching television and trying to get motivated.
I can offer the following help. This list of the five most profitable home-based businesses will not only get you started towards that stream of passive income you may be seeking, or a life completely devoid of that non-dairy creamer-hogging neophyte in the next cubicle, who seems to always get promoted one step ahead of you.
In no particular order, they are:
1. eBay Businesses
Ebay has been around for a decade now (hard to believe, isn't it?), and shows no signs of slowing down. Wherever there's a seller with a rare poker-playing dogs painting by an obscure artist, there's a buyer scouring the web for just such a bounty. Getting started is as simple as opening a seller's account with eBay and starting a similar account with PayPal (to collect all that wonderful income, instantly!).
2. Virtual Assistants
This field is becoming more and more popular as office and healthcare costs soar. Most small businesspeople need administrative help, but on a limited basis. Virtual assistants can charge an average of $35 per hour for basic administrative tasks such as typing and transcription, data entry and light accounting. Because the small business owner only needs to hire the virtual assistant for a few hours at a time, both parties make out very nicely, thank you very much. High-speed Internet access, a reliable computer and fax set-up gets you started towards making that six-figure income that can keep you in the style to which you're about to become accustomed.
3. Graphic Designers
Graphic Designers are always in need, especially for the small business owner. Designing corporate logos, brochures, direct mailing pieces, and even large-scale presentation aids like boards and Powerpoint slides can generate a great deal of business when you know where to locate your best customers, as well as how to cultivate those relationships. A computer, design experience and appropriate software (PhotoShop, Adobe Acrobat/Creator, Quark and others) is all it takes to let your creativity start guiding your life.
4. Computer Consultants
As with graphic designers, there is an enormous need for freelance computer consultants in the small business market. Designing and building web sites is always in demand, as is computer repair, software design, installation and help with the decision-making process.
5. Crafts
This may be the most creatively rewarding of the home-based business, and one we all wonder about. Can it make me enough money to live on? Could I really quit my day job is I made by unusual wire sculptures, or semi-precious stone jewelry? In between those flights of worry, you may still be making your sculptures and jewelry, so why not sell it in smaller quantities? Listings on eBay are cheap enough. All you need is an account and a digital camera to take pictures of your wares.
by Alyson Mead Copyright 2006 Find Your Prosperity.com

What To Wear When You Work From Home

Just as your appearance matters when you report to work in the "outside" world, so too, does it matter when your commute is just down the hall.

What should you wear when you work from home?It's a question I'm asked frequently in my image consultant business, and one that bears thoughtful consideration. For just as your appearance matters when you report to work in the "outside" world, so too, does it matter when your commute is just down the hall.Now before you snicker at this notion, let's get a bird's eye view of the matter.
If you work from home, your credibility is suspect. While more than 90% of the population worked from home prior to the industrial revolution, people who work from home today are viewed as less serious than their commuting counterparts. Even with the number of home-based businesses expanding at an incredible rate, the question of legitimacy still remains.So how do you combat this bias? By always being professional. One of the easiest ways to convey this is by simply dressing the part.Of all the home-based businesses I've dealt with in my life, most of the successful ones understand this basic concept. The ones who struggle or fail, don't. It's such a simple element—but one that can have a huge impact on your bottom line. And I mean huge.So how should you dress when you work from home? It depends on two critical factors:
Your line of work.
Your customer contact.
If you work in a business with little or no customer contact, such as writing, assembling products, composing music, running a mail order business, etc., your primary concern should be comfort. Jeans, shorts, sweats, in drag--if no one sees you, you can pretty much dress as you please.But the instant you come into contact with others, you influence their opinion of you. Even if you're just dropping off or picking up something or you conduct all of your business at your front door, how you're dressed can influence your bottom line. If you want your business to grow and prosper, you'll dress to meet your customer's expectations. If you want your business to remain small and expand at a snail's pace, you can dress to please yourself.Here are some basic guidelines:
If you're a professional, such as a lawyer, doctor, accountant, business consultant, financial planner, etc., you need to dress the same as your commuting counterparts dress in your community. Why? Because people expect professionals to dress professionally, whether they engage them at the local office park or at the big yellow house that faces the park.You and I both know that your skills don't improve by simply putting on a suit jacket. But try to negotiate a big money deal wearing a t-shirt and jeans with your client in the room, and see how far you get. If the deal falls through, you'll be blamed for your lack of professionalism. Why set yourself up like that? Dress like others in your profession dress—at least when you're meeting with clients--and save yourself the headache.
If you're in a service-oriented business, like hairdressing, catering, tailoring, personal shopping, etc., dress in business casual. This includes long pants and collared shirt, if you're a man, and a skirt, slacks, or dress, if you're a woman. Business casual denotes the seriousness of the work environment yet offers you something comfortable to wear.
If you're in a labor-intensive business, like housekeeping, auto repair, yard maintenance, or handy man, consider wearing an easy-to-clean uniform. You could buy them at the local uniform supply company in your town, or you can create your own by simply pairing work pants (jeans, khakis) or shorts with a polo shirt or t-shirt. You could even add a logo to the shirt, if you like, and insist that everyone in your employ wear them. It's an inexpensive way to add instant credibility.
So, do you still doubt the importance of dressing appropriately when you work from home? Stop for a moment and think of all the home-based businesses you've dealt with over the years. Who got your business more than once? Who sent you running in the other direction? Why?The biggest offenders on my list have two things in common: a filthy workspace, and a complete disregard for personal appearance. Is my criticism based solely on the fact that I'm an image consultant? No. It's because as a home-based entrepreneur myself, I've always taken the time and effort to make my office and myself presentable before conducting business. At the very least, I expect others to do the same for me.So what should you wear when you work from home? Clothes that instantly convey your professionalism and establish your credibility. Your client is already leery of doing business with you--don't give her another reason to go elsewhere. Dress appropriately!
By Diana Pemberton-Sikes

Internet Tips And Secrets

Getting on the internet is the most important thing that you will ever do. I cannot overstate this point. Get on the internet - now. Your livelihood, your happiness and your future is at stake. Staying away from the internet is the social equivalent of committing suicide.
What is so great about the internet? Put simply, it's communication. The internet gives everyone on this planet the capability of communicating with anyone else (assuming they are on the internet also) at any time about anything that they want.
Perhaps the most basic human characteristic is communication. Humans are always chattering about something, whether it be written, spoken, drawn, painted, hand-signaled or coded in electronic waves. We have a basic, fundamental need to talk to someone, anyone. And when we're not talking, we want to be listening.
Just as important, the internet allows, uniquely in history, the ability to communicate virtually instantly and almost completely uncensored. Never before (and probably never again, if some people have their way) have you had the opportunity for open communications that you have now.
Take advantage of the internet like you've never taken advantage of anything before in your life. There are more opportunities here than you can imagine. There is money to be made, friends to be found, product to purchase and places to explore. Quite literally, there is something for everyone.
There is danger also, but if you are careful you will be fine. Load up your virus checking, install a firewall, watch out for scams, and protect your children and you should be fine.

Monday, December 18, 2006

continue..(part 2)
How to Live Your Dream
So go on, get some paper and something to write with
Now I'd like you to think very carefully about what you are going to write. Consider the consequences of your requests not only on yourself but on others as well. Don't think in terms of it's too big, too much, I don't deserve it or it's impossible.
Be honourable, be truthful, be wise, don't break the law, be happy, be joyful and most of all know for sure your needs will be met, expect it.
When you have thought carefully make a list of the most needy things. They are to become your, dreams, your wishes, your prayers. When I first did this it took me two days to figure out what I really needed! It's more difficult than you think to make a request for something you really do NEED - To make a list of priorities in order of importance.
You can't wish for any old thing, it must be incredibly important to you. For some reason, I have so far been unable to fathom, MAGIC doesn't seem to work too well with trivial, trifling, piddling, unimportant or insignificant things. It's probably because MAGIC is constantly busy and doesn't have time to spend on piddly things!
See what I mean about being a bit crazy? And remember you're not to tell anyone else what you are doing, well not yet anyway.
Right, after you have made your list please go through the following steps.
Step 1. Repeat out loud each of your requests.
Step 2. Rewrite each request down on a separate piece of paper and fold it up.
Step 3. Get a box or a tin or some other thing you can lock securely or something without a lock you can keep in a place that is completely private and secure. Now place your requests in the box or tin.
TIPS:In writing your requests say I have ----- I am----- be positive. Don't say 'I am so fat it's making me ill I need to lose weight'. Say instead I am beautifully slim and attractive'. Don't say 'I'm broke I need more money', say instead 'I have more money than I shall ever need'.
Whatever you do, don't write the word WANT because you will remain in the state of WANTING. If you change your request to I have or I am, you change to the state of having, doing or being what you asked for.
As a matter of fact it's a good idea to get out of the habit of thinking and saying the word WANT. Completely remove it from your vocabulary. The same rule applies in every instance.
One word of caution, it's probably not the best idea to go around saying to folks, I have a Mercedes Benz, whilst it's presence is in the process of creation. You can say it and think it to yourself as much as you like. And the more the better because this reinforces your written requests.
MORE TIPS:BE SPECIFIC include details lots and lots of em, how much, how big, how many, where, when, who, colour, size eta. Don't ask HOW any of your needs are to be met, and don't even begin to try and fathom it either.
GUESS WHAT? MORE TIPS:THINK BIG don't place limits, boundaries, don't use if's, but's or why's. It's one of the easiest things in the world to sabotage yourself. For instance, if you write a request for the perfect mate and follow it up by quietly saying to yourself, 'nobody as amazing as that could possibly exist, or nobody as good as that would ever look at me'. That's sabotage pure and simple, Even though you don't write it down as a part of your written request it gets tagged on to it. Just like a PS. Only it completely screws up your original request, do you see what I mean?
STILL MORE TIPS:DON'T INTERFERE: Please remember this system works, don't interfere with the dynamic process of energy you have set into motion. Every day when you wake up you jump start a mass of dynamic energy. Know this truth.
Don't set negative energies into motion as soon as you get up in the morning, or any other part of the day for that matter, cos they will come back at you as sure as eggs are eggs. It may not be today, tomorrow or even next week. But mark my words, one day, those negative energies will come along and wallop you on the side of the head when you are least expecting it! And you'll be left asking, what's up?
AND YES, EVEN MORE TIPS.IN DEALING WITH OTHER PEOPLE: Another thing to be aware of is that where other people are concerned it's a little more tricky to get them to do what you want. Say for instance, if you want to be on a better understanding with someone you are having problems with, say 'Help me to find a way of developing a good relationship with ------------?
However, if you would like to have a close personal relationship with another person and they make it clear they aren't the least bit interested it could get even more tricky. You may find it impossible to change the way THEY feel about you. Personal relationships are usually based on a magnetic kind of chemistry. It doesn't always work both ways the best thing you can do is to send them loving thoughts, give all negative thoughts the boot. Love will break any barrier but if the other person is of a different mind set, they may or may not come into the proximity of closeness with you. and nothing you can do will change that. If THEY choose to change the way they feel about YOU and if anything can do it love can, but they have to feel the love too, then and only then, will there be a chance for it to work out.
A HELPFUL TIP:ASKING FOR HELP: If you have a problem in any area of life say 'I have valuable help in setting up my business'. 'I have the perfect business partner'. 'I have help to create a successful marketing strategy'. 'I have found the exact right person to run my office'. 'I have located a great cleaner to do my cleaning'. 'I have the perfect person to look after my kids'. I have found the perfect solution to my problem etc.
Do not fall into the trap of focusing on problems, rather focus on solutions.
Say for instance, if you find yourself out of work and need a job say 'I have the perfect job with a great company and a salary that more than meets all my financial needs?
What happens as you put these kind of statements down on paper, you are claiming what you need. As you do this, a much more powerful energy is set into motion than when you just think it alone. The more ways you reinforce the energy the more powerful is the force you are able to set into motion.
Everything first begins with the idea of it, a building, a book, a spacecraft. It first begins with a thought followed up by a plan, an outline or a blueprint. Your written requests are for something you have chosen to come into your life. You first have an idea a thought of what it is that you need, but you personally don't go about making a plan at this stage. What happens instead, is that you give your thought, your idea, your wish, your dream, over to a greater force of energy, an energy, that you must under no circumstance interfere with.
After a while you will notice events begin to take place that appear to come out of the blue. These are events that bring opportunity, bring help your way, assist you, save you, protect you, guide you, inspire you, energise you, galvanise you.They all happen in a very magical, miraculous way because they come to you. You don't have to go after them.
If you play with energy in this way, you'll make it a whole lot easier on yourself. Instead of you having to fight your way through life and burn up your mind, body and spirit, you'll be handing the process over to a far more powerful source of energy.
A VERY SHORT TIP:REMEMBER TO ASK: You can and must carefully choose and make firm requests for all those things you desire to come into your life.ANOTHER SHORT TIP:ADDING TO AND ADJUSTING YOUR REQUESTS: You can do this anytime you feel like it. Make your review times special times, remove the requests which, have so far been filled and let the others remain. You can add as many items as often as you like.
A REALLY USEFUL TIP:HOW TO MAKE SURE YOU GET ALL THE THINGS YOU REALLY DO DESIRE BUT HAVEN'T THOUGHT OF YET: Write the following; everything I desire comes to me, as and when I need it.
A MEDIUM SIZED KNOWLEDGEABLE TIPKEEP YOURSELF ON TRACK: Everything that happens in the Universe is a result of the movement and an exchange of energies. Every time you make a wish or have a dream and reinforce it by writing it down you are setting a creative and MAGICAL energy into motion.
Just be sure to watch the thinking part of the process and don't think about what you don't desire to happen. What might go wrong. Problems within the economic climate. What others might say. Keep yourself on TRACK by keeping your wishes, dreams and desires alive.
I have a magic box myself and it has dozens of wishes and dreams in the form of written requests in it. Once in a while I get them out and find quite a few of them have already been filled. The real MAGIC of it is that if you'd asked me when I made my requests how they would come about I would have been forced to confess, I didn't have a clue. See what I mean by not having to work on it? Of course, when events do occur and stuff starts happening you have to figure out what you're going to do about it, AND DO IT.
THE BEST, I SAVED IT TILL LAST TIP:EXPECT RESULTS: You must EXPECT the things you've requested to come to you. If you don't expect them , then they won't appear, because that my friend will be the PS you have tagged on to your order. On the energy level upon which you are working, every-thing is taken literally. So don't mess with your wishes by adding a PS here and a PS there.
Off you go, get wishing, make your list, get your box, make out individual requests, READ THEM OUT LOUD, fold em up, put them in your box, lock it and forget it.
Have lots of fun and enjoy!
How to Live Your Dream (part 1)
Some men see things as they are and say 'why?' I dream of things that never were and say 'why not?'
-George Bernard Shaw -
Live your dream, have wishes come true and desires satisfied. At the same time transform your life into one of love, happiness, joy and success.
Too good to be true? Well that's what I thought too. Then I discovered something that forced me to think differently
What I am about to share with you, has helped me many many times over the years, so much so, I still have trouble believing it myself.
Every person on this planet has a dream, a wish, things and situations they strongly desire. But a dream, we believe is just a dream, is something out o reach, beyond our grasp. Is it anfy wonder we don't have the slightest clue of how, or in fact if, we can bring those dreams, wishes, and desires into our reality?
So let me guess now, you're curious. The reason you've arrived on this page, is to find out how, or if, it's possible to make your desires, wishes or dream come true, right?
Now I'm not claiming to be a Genie with a magic lamp, far from it. Be that as it may, I do know of a way you can make the things you long for come into your life. I'm going to share my secret with you right now.
You may think it's crazy or I'm crazy. It is and I am but who cares? It works. Okay let's get serious. Let's get back to why you are here. To begin with, if you don't have a particular dream or wish in mind right now, don't panic, you'll very soon conjure one up.
What you must do now, is to put all your ideas of how you normally go about bringing things and situations into your life, on to one side. Forget WORK in the normal sense of the word. Replace it with PLAY and look upon what you are about to do as the most important and effective kind of PLAY possible.
The next thing you must do is to erase the words STRESS and STRAIN from your thoughts and your vocabulary. Replace them with the word MAGIC. I use the word magic for the simple reason I am unable to come up with a better one.
So what is it exactly you are going to do? Basically, you are going to PLAY around with a bit of MAGIC. Don't worry it's safe and it doesn't get you involved in a 'burning at the stake' offence!
Just so you can keep a grip here, let me explain in very simple terms what MAGIC really is. Magic is in fact a creative and miraculous force we all have the ability to harness and to control.
Starting right now add the word CRAZY to how you would describe yourself. If you are already a little crazy fine.If not just go along with it and pretend that you are, for a little while at least.
What you are about to do is not usual. So don't go telling other folks what you're up too, they may think you've gone completely batty!
Did you know that for the most part materialists, the doers of this world, view folks who spend their time dreaming and wishing, as residing in the aptly named location of la-la land?
What I am going to ask you to do now is to be serious for a minute and concentrate on some, if not all, of your most important needs. I also would like you to realise all of your needs can be met if you will do what I suggest. Believe me this is serious stuff, even though it's crazy!
At the same time I am going to ask you to keep focused on the material world, on material objects and upon materiality as a whole, in a way very few materialists have the ability to do. Don't get into a tizwaz, it can be done and you're gonna do it!
Let's face it, to survive in the material world, you're a complete and utter dead loss if you are unable to meet your material needs. On the other hand, if you spend all of your time dreaming, wishing and living within the realms of your imagination then you've got about as much chance of meeting your needs as a snowball in hell.
The material world, whether you like it or not, is where you are at, it's where we are all at. The thing to 'realise' is that you have an inner ability to wish and to 'conjure up' material stuff, instead of having to flog yourself to death in order to meet those material, emotional and spiritual needs.
This, of course, will only become believable to you, as and when your dreams and wishes begin to come true. Or, as you begin to experience them in your day to day life as opposed to being 'pretty pictures' in your head. It does of course, involve a little bit of MAGIC to help it all along.
If you hang out in the material world without 'MAGIC' inevitably it becomes a fight for survival, a fight to stay afloat on a sea of the ever-increasing demands of life. There's not a whole lot of magic in doing that is there now?
Maybe, so far in life, you have had a couple of weird and wonderful things happen to you, most of us have. The problem is you have no control as to when these events occur. So how's about if you can get the things you need by request??
Okay this is the way it works. First thing to figure is, what is it you really need? I don't mean what you 'fancy' either. A fancy is only a passing thing. I want you to be serious, at least in the beginning. You can get down to your fancies when you have in your possession all the things you REALLY need.
You'll be amazed how it works and you're going to fall off the floor when you find out how simple and easy it is, and I promise you'll love doing it too.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Wealth, Success & Love

Wealth, Success & Love
Posted by Irfan Khairi under Tip Motivasi
A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.”
“Is the man of the house home?”, they asked.
“No”, she replied. “He’s out.”
“Then we cannot come in”, they replied. In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened.
“Go tell them I am home and invite them in!” The woman went out and invited the men in.
“We do not go into a House together,” they replied.
“Why is that?” she asked.
One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth,” he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, “He is Success, and I am Love.” Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.”
The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. “How nice!”, he said. “Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!”
His wife disagreed. “My dear, why don’t we invite Success?”
Their daughter was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: “Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!”
“Let us heed our daughter’s advice,” said the husband to his wife. “Go out and invite Love to be our guest.”
The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.”
Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: “I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?”The old men replied together:
“If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would’ve stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!“

Moral of the story:
Penuhi hidup anda dengan penuh kasih & sayang. Kekayaan & kejayaan akan menyusuli kemudian…

Untuk anda berjaya, bantu orang lain untuk berjaya !!!
Posted by Irfan Khairi under Tip Perniagaan
Di sini ada satu konsep untuk anda fikirkan sepanjang hujung minggu ini… Lagi ramai anda membantu orang untuk berjaya, lagi besar kejayaan yang anda akan terima.
Fikirkan, sekiranya anda seorang guru, lagi ramai pelajar yang berjaya- maka lebih terbuka pintu rezeki anda… mungkin boleh memulakan kelas tuisyen.
Sekiranya anda seorang boss syarikat anda, lagi ramai pekerja anda berjaya, ia bermakna, lagi besar pulangan syarikat anda…
Sekiranya anda bekerja makan gaji, dan anda membantu boss anda berjaya, maka, lebih besar peluang anda untuk naik pangkat dan berjaya…
Tidak kira anda bekerja sebagai apa atau dimana sahaja, bantu orang lain untuk berjaya… anda juga akan mendapat pulangannya!
Sekiranya anda membantu orang lain untuk berjaya, orang lain pun akan mudah membantu anda untuk berjaya
Selamat bercuti!!!