While many people are out there looking for the perfect way to set up their own online business opportunity, there might not be a better platform to do just that than by investing in a proper e-commerce platform and website. Basically a retail location that is 100% online – or an online wing of your brick and mortar real life business – e-commerce gives you the opportunity to sell products, services, and other goods directly through the web. Continue reading
Nowadays if you are a website owner, you have to be aware of the fact that a lot of your web traffic might be coming from mobile search engines and browsers and this is all the more reason as to why you should learn how to make mobile website. You are going to be missing out from earning a lot of revenue and getting a lot of popularity in the process if your site is not properly optimized for use on mobile devices. It is not imperative that all website owners take the necessary steps and get their sites ready for smartphone usage. Continue reading
Not long ago, Google released their Disavow Tool to the public. The tool was created to help webmasters and SEO companies disavow link pointing to a client’s website or their own. This allows webmasters to do a few key things, such as having the ability to protect yourself from competitors purposely linking to you from spammy sites in an effort to hurt your search engine rankings, reversing the harm caused by previous SEO agencies, and being able to comply with Google’s notifications about web spam.
How the Use the Disavow Tool
To use the disavow tool, you’ll have to first login to your Google Webmaster Tools account. You can then visit the disavow links page located at http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-new-tool-to-disavow-links.html. Once there, you can simply choose the domain you want to disavow links for. Then, you’ll need to upload a text file with the URL of the links that you want to remove. Google will list the format in which the text file should be uploaded. Continue reading
The much awaited Google Maps has finally made its way back to the iPhone. Since the new IOS update for iPhones the main GPS & mapping software used Apples own technology rather than Googles platform that worked perfectly. But once everyone started to download the new IOS software it became apparent that the new maps has some major issues sending drivers down one way roads and causing havoc to dependant travellers. Continue reading
The finally awaited Pinterest spam team have started to knuckle down on spam accounts. Pinterest has recently blogged that they are now removing these so called spam accounts permanently. Some might even say this is way overdue.
Pinterest became one of the fastest growing social media sites of 2011 and also was a main target for spammers to manipulate it for traffic to their sites. Some obvious pointers for noticing a spammer on Pinterest would be as follows-
- No profile image
- Excessively following more users than the number that follow them
- Thousands of likes
- Few boards
- Every pinned image linking to the same domain
These are only some basic points that might not even be the case of a spammer. Some are more cleaver at creating these accounts and some just want some quick wins that don’t care if they get blocked. If you think you have found a spammer or someone breaking the rules I’d recommend clicking on the flag button in the users header and selecting the appropriate reason.
There’s no denying that over the course of the last 12 months there has been an exponential rise in the number of legal cases that have resulted from people’s actions, or words, whilst using social media. The result being that the UK Director of Public Prosecutions is currently working towards guidelines to clarify exactly what is, and what isn’t acceptable behaviour online.
The big question is, of course, will regulations really do much to reduce the instance of abuse and misuse? Footballers such as Wayne Rooney provide excellent examples whereby Advertising Standards have been breached, by way of purportedly personal statements being exposed as sponsored, yet ASA rules were already in place. Granted, not everyone involved will have put two and two together- realising that posting the Twitter #makeitcount is advertising- but still, someone will have known there could be trouble ahead. Continue reading
Pinterest recently rolled out their new ‘Pinterest Business‘ profiles that any user can apply for whether you’re a small business or big brand. Although you don’t necessarily have to actually sell someone or offer a service it seems like the blogging industry has jumped on the band wagon to ensure they can generate as much traffic to their site as possible.
So what are the main features that these new accounts offer? Continue reading
When you see headlines like, “64% of Mobile Restaurant Searchers Convert Immediately or Within an Hour,” it kind of makes you want to reassess your mobile advertising budget, doesn’t it? Then there are the headlines like, “Mobile Advertising will Grow to $13 billion in 2015,” and you start to think that maybe investing in a mobile version of your site is worthwhile, after all.
But, a large proportion of businesses still haven’t made the mobile change and a distressingly large number of businesses aren’t taking advantage of mobile advertising opportunities. Continue reading
Video marketing has taken the world by storm as internet marketers believed that the success of their business on the internet depended upon YouTube videos. But, statistics show that merely uploading videos on YouTube is not the only solution as approximately only half of the videos on the site get viewed more than 100 times. In order to make your video on YouTube, the most watched video, the key is to optimize the videos for the search engines.
Google and other search engines are incapable of reading the video or detecting the significance of it. So, it would be beneficial for you to add keywords to the video or using important optimization strategies for ensuring your video is featured in the search results. Here are some of the important strategies to employ for making your video SEO successful and friendly: Continue reading
Being experienced in black hat SEO isn’t totally a bad thing. If the guys who publish eye charts are ever looking for people to write those little tiny lines at the bottom of their posters, black hat SEOs would make the perfect employees. Especially if they start putting things like “F E Z O L T F D” in gray type on a gray background.
And, wouldn’t it be fantastic if our comrades who are still practicing black hat SEO would either straighten up and do things the right way or find new careers?
You can go down this list and see how much better life would be.
At Thanksgiving time we wouldn’t have to push all that keyword stuffing around our plates to make it look like we ate some of it. We could finally enjoy playing Farmville and not have to worry that the guy we signed up to harvest our corn was in fact a black hat SEO using us to build web traffic.
Life would be so much easier. Continue reading