buying software online

 

 How do you know you can trust that you will be getting real software

There are many different places online where they offer you a discount for buying software, however very often you may not be getting what you think you are getting here are a few things to watch out for when considering buying software online.  

buying software on ebay can be a risky thing, so make sure you understand some of the things you may want to know about a software vendor.

  1. Version what version are you getting is it a full version or is it an educational version, is it an upgrade?
  2. Watch out for tricks that some vendors may try to play on you.
  3. beware of ebay sellers with little or no feedback…
  4. check out a vendors previous auctions and feedback.
  5. Google that vendor to see if there have been complaints in the past.
  6. Avoid vendors that offer to sell you a deep discounted software program, (it might be counterfeit)
  7. Send them an email, if they reply and answer your questions, (all of them) then you will know more about them.

The bottom line is that if you are not careful you could end up spending money on software and getting nothing in return be fully aware of a websites policies concerning selling and how vendors work in that company. Some companies will tell you in the fine print that they do not cover you if a vendor has no feedback or they have less feedback this is not a good thing and if you find a company like that the best thing to do is to avoid them entirely. Take for example, Ebay.com here is an auction for software that is very popular, try out our process, check the vendor out, see what their feedback is, find out if they have complaints, and contact them to see if they reply to your questions about the auction items. 

 

 

 


Googles new Search Engine

 Do you like the new Google?

 

Well once again we have a change in the works that hopefully will improve the embattled Search Engine Giant which has over the last few months been the subject of quite a lot of negative public relations chatter.  

After doing some research I found that the search results were providing some very low value and often yes Spammy search results often containing a high number of Google Adsense advertising and very little content.

 

What will this mean to the thousands of publishers that play by the rules, hopefully they will see an increase in search engine traffic but allegedly google is playing a dangerous see saw game of hide and seek, with its corporate advertisers at the top of every search result, it is hard to find the hard data that your looking for, that is a big problem for just about every search engine out there not to mention Google.

 

Still, will this really work or will it yet backfire once again?

It remains to be seen one thing for sure, if your not playing by the rules eventually your going to pay a price, but how do you know what the rules are if they change so often and without any advance notice that you are unprepared for those changes?

It seems as if Google is lost in translation here, both in the larger market for consumers and in the market for advertisers.

 

Back when it was two guys who had a dream they made come true it was a great thing but sadly something changed.

Something is vastly different about Google and that is what many consumers are finding out about Google, it is no longer what it once was as a company, the sheer number of disaffected and down right angry youth, who have been turned off toward google and its products is devastating to the search engine giant.

When you value the advertiser over the consumer its a no win situation and until google realizes that very basic fact, they are not going to improve their services, its not rocket science, publishers, have the consumer base, and if you treat your publishers like trash, you will pay a price for that.

 

 

 


URL Marketing

 

 Creative marketing is all the rage these days but do these really work or are they just another way to get your money…

Developing an SEO strategy that works…

Tracking data on websites, can be easy and hard at the same time, over the last few months we have been tracking what might be considered to some at least to be an un-natural event in google analytics, at least we have observed data that seems to be only counting original IP address hits, and not counting return hits from the same IP address. This is concerning since for many webmasters, repeat business is something that everyone should strive to get in a good web presence.

Developing traffic in these days can be a difficult experience, however, divergent IP addresses can help you in many ways that you may not have previously considered. Did you know that IP addresses are a very powerful tool in marketing. You can you use unique IP addresses to raise the value of your website?

What is it and how can it help you grow your website traffic stats. Unique, IP addresses, yes, that is what URL marketing is all about, because having a unique IP address makes a difference. Learn. How operating your own website can be a challenge and how marketing is the solution and the answer to the success of your website.


The key to getting more traffic is getting traffic?

Which gives you the catch 22, how can you get more traffic if you need traffic first in order to get more traffic. So how can you have your cake and eat it too, well as the old saying goes you can’t have your cake and eat it too, right, well perhaps not, but you can have your traffic and get more of it too. Unique traffic counts for more than you know, not just because each hit is counted as a separate hit but because the more unique hits you get the better you look to larger websites. Does that make sense?

The more unique traffic you have the better results you will get, the more unique traffic you get the more larger search engines, will index and give your website more links. See how this can work in your favor?

 

 


WordPress Blog Comment Spam

 

 Do comments that are off topic do any good at all?

Ok this is a tough topic, because for the most part, Comment spam is not only offensive, but abusive, but what if it could be made to be productive?

Ok stay with me for a moment, while I take you through the comment spamming process.

The idea is to advertise a URL, by commenting on a comment, I know sounds sort of scary, but there are software products that people use from a desktop or even from a website, so what is happening is that no one is really reading your blog post, and that is problematic, you want people to read it, but what if some people read the blog post because it has comments?

 

What then? If you stop all comment spam, then that reduces the number of hits your website gets, right?

Technically, but what if you could make use of that automatic software? Is there a benefit to be had from these automatic software posters? Perhaps, there is and in more ways than one. Here is an excerpt from an article about comment spam, “One of the most serious problems with any blogging system, including WordPress, is that the comments area is wide open to that scourge of the Internet, spammers. In this case, it’s comment spam.

 

Comment spam is created by people seeking to boost their Google rankings by having lots of links pointing to their own websites. This causes a wide variety of problems:” Now, here is the thing, they are right, to a point, but if you cant beat them or defeat them, how about turning the tables on them? I began to think about how you could make the comment spam into real benefits for a website and I came up with a couple of good things.

1. a ping is a ping,

2. comments are comments, well most of the time they are. What I realized is that if I designed a plugin that would allow a comment for say a certain period of time and if during that time someone confirmed that the comment was a real comment, then it would get posted, with a do follow link and if it was not confirmed, by a real person then it just gets deleted. This way if they are good comments then you and they get a benefit, but if they are robots, or just not real people then you turn the tables on them and you get the only benefit, and that is a ping…

Get it, Good, because while you may not be able to stop it you may be able to take advantage of it.

 

 


Choosing Tools

The right tool for the right job.

That is the one thing my Father always talked about most of the time it was when we were using the wrong tool to try to get a difficult task done.

When you think about it, if you try to use the wrong tool to do a job you often end up with a situation where nothing goes right, you end up spending so much of your valuable time trying to finish the job that you loose sight of the bigger problem trying to solve a smaller one.

One of the most important things you can do is to choose the right tool for the right job. Dad always said that and for many years I never learned that lesson, but years later, I can still hear that adage in my mind. In blogging, using the correct blog software tools can help you manage the goings-on of your blog. When it comes to publishing your blog content, there are two kinds of blog software tools that you can use, such as: the server-based tools and the client-based tools. Both of them have their own advantages and disadvantages and it is up to you to choose the one that is right for your blog.

There are a lot of tools to  the best software tools Google is a good place but you also need to have some feedback from users.

 

Client-based Tools One of the two blog software tools that you can choose from is the client-based tools. These tools’ purpose is to aid you with publishing your blog and they are normally installed on your computer and also run from there. Additionally, client-based tools are also categorized as small blogs that are able to run from your hard drive. Client-based tools also have text editors that allow you to perform word processing applications from your own computer. Thus, a text blog editor enables you to create and publish your own content at the comfort of your own desktop. Obviously, the first advantage of using client-based tools, like the text editor, is convenience. Most bloggers choose to publish their work with a desktop tool rather than a Web browser, which entails logging into the blog software’s control panel and accessing the Web-based text editor. Additionally, client-based tools can be managed either locally or remotely.

There are several different kinds of software tools like configuration tools  and software products that help the user do their job faster.

More so, the content of your blog can also be managed locally by saving drafts to a local computer. These can be very beneficial to those with limited Internet connection since accessing and managing the content of your blog remotely and locally can be done without the need of being connected to the Internet. Lastly, you can manage multiple blogs through the use of client-based tools. If by any chance you are publishing more than one blog, it might be easier if you consider using a blog editor. The blog editor can be easily configured to manage all your blogs. You only have to enter the same information that you use to log in into your server tool combined with the particular kind of server software you are using and the blog editor can save that information in its configuration. The Server-based Tools Another kind of blog software tool that you can choose from is the server-based tools. There are two varieties of such tools: blog hosting service provider tools and server-based publishing tools. The first variety is automatically provided by your blog hosting service provider. Hosted blog software tools are very easy to use and you do not have to install any software or manage any configuration too difficult to comprehend.

software engineering tools can help you get your job done faster and under budget.

These kinds of tools can help you focus on publishing your content. With the use of hosted software tools, you are also provided with an assortment of design templates. These can help you in choosing the desired layout that suits your blog. More so, the layouts can be easily customized, including the fonts, columns, colors, etc.

What you want when you want it, On the other hand, publishing tools you install on the server has the advantage of giving you the level of customization and control you need over the configuration settings. Through the use of these kinds of server-based tools, you can decide how much storage space you allocate, extend the features of your blog through plug-ins or add-ins and make custom layouts and pages.

configuration tools

There is a lot to be said for automation and configuration tools can really help you in that area.


software marketing

There is a new concept that involves software marketing inside software, it is really something that has been around for a while, however, with the latest methods of technology and tracking you can now reach out to more consumers and actually get paid to do it.

Software marketing is much like the traditional approach to marketing only with a twist, there are also a lot of really interesting software ideas like software marketing plans that can help you determine how to reach your intended audience. 

software marketing ideas can be very inventive from providing help and support to on location training.

Traditional marketing involves advertising as the only means to reach out to the consumer, it is effective in fact it is still the most often used method of advertising. The thing is times they are changing as the popular adage goes. We are in a time and place technology where you can develop more effective advertising by providing value to the end user or in this case the consumer.

For some the idea that affiliate marketing is dead was a big story, however the truth may be more interesting than you ever thought it might be. Affiliate marketing is the method by which you reach out to a consumer on behalf of a vendor or seller. When you successfully do that, you can collect a commission, much like salesman of the past, affiliate marketers can make use of many different methods of reaching out to that client. Providing value is a subject of great interest since google has begun its fight back against Bing as a search engine that provides value to the consumers who use it. In a series of well known commercials bing identifies a weakness concerning google and its search results.


Advertising in the new world

There are so many different ways to advertise.

Developing your perfect method of reaching your customers may be very different than you thought. Watch this video but be warned, you may find that you have more ideas than you know what to do with. With the recent changes in how Google and other online advertising publishers seem to be responding to calls for more specialized content you have to wonder just who is in charge over there anyway.


seo keywords and how patterns effect your web page.

SEO keywords research.

Google keyword tool, meta keywords, the list of all the different types of SEO keywords is enormous.

 

In every instance in life we see patterns, they emerge in our lives.

They effect everything around us from the time we wake up in the morning until we go to bed at night. It is because of these patterns that we see methods of how human interaction is different, every time it is different, however, when you develop a pattern of never changing even the smallest things, it creates a problem for websites that use automatic methods of producing content.  

Now this is a big subject, and there are literally millions of millions of websites dedicated to SEO, however, only a hand full of them actually reveal anything that is worth reading, and still fewer of the services are worth what they advertise. Now you may be asking why is that? Well for the most part there are hundreds of these so called guarantee services, that promise you everything but deliver often nothing. It is a concern that we have so many of these services, that promise the number one ranking in Google, when you know they cannot deliver it, because the number one position is always a sponsored position, that means you have to pay Google for that position, now that is not bad, at least not entirely bad, because Google has to make money right, otherwise how could they afford all the costs associated with running a huge business and make no mistake it is a business, that is why most of these SEO companies are just bunk, trash, garbage, and scams. So the next time you are tempted to pay for an SEO service, think about it, can they really do what they claim they can do? Did you know that even just one or two links per day can benefit your website better than having 2000 backlinks per day? That might sound crazy, but in reality it is true, mostly because Google will penalize you for buying back links, and don't think they don't know what your doing, I mean come on, they were doing it long before you did, so they know what to look for and they know when you do it. So in reality, using social book marking, and SEO, using your own two hands will help your website more than buying a service. One final thought, and think about this long and hard, before you think about buying an SEO service, look at the ranking of the website you are buying from, are they in the top set? Or are they ranked really really low at Alexa? Now that will tell a huge story, because if the company that claims that they can get you high rankings cant even get high rankings for their own website, then how can you expect them to get high rankings for your website. Does that compute, I sure hope so, because I have had so many clients that have come to me wailing about how much money they have spend on SEO services and they get almost no results, and that my friends is the definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.


affiliate amazon

Companys like linkshare, and even google affiliate, are great opportunities to make a little spare change and if your really good you can create a decent part time income, but can you really make big money selling affiliate products?

 

The answer is yes you can but it does take some work when dealing with millions of affiliates out there you have to be better than your competition.

Affiliate marketing programs has never been as popular before as it is today. 

Why? 

here can be a number of reasons. 

The most probable reason, however, could be the fact that the benefits of affiliate marketing have become clearer to a lot of people now than they were before.

Today, both the merchants and the affiliates can see clearly that affiliate marketing can work for both of them.  The merchant sees affiliate marketing today as the chance to advertise their products at a lower cost.  The affiliates, on the other hand, sees affiliate marketing as an easy way of earning profits online by doing what they like most, and that is by creating websites.

Just as the popularity of affiliate marketing has shifted into greater heights, so has the people’s outlook about it changed.  No longer is affiliate marketing considered today as an alternative method for the merchant to advertise his products, or as a source of additional income for the affiliates. 

For merchants and affiliates alike, affiliate marketing is now considered as a main source of profits and revenues.

So the question now is what type of affiliate marketing will work best for you?  Are all affiliate marketing programs the same?  Are the benefits the same?  Or are there affiliate marketing programs that work better than the others?

There are actually different types or classes of affiliate marketing, and the number of types will depend on how one will classify them.  The most basic affiliate marketing programs, however, falls under two categories: pay-per-click (PPC), and pay-per-performance (PPP).

Pay Per Click (PPC)

PPC is the most popular type of affiliate marketing for affiliates with small websites, and probably the easiest way for them to earn money.  In this affiliate marketing type, the merchant pays his affiliate whenever a visitor is referred to his site, that is whenever someone clicks through the merchant’s banner or text ads.  The affiliate gets paid a certain amount even if the visitor he referred does not purchase anything from the merchant’s site.  However, typical fees for PPC affiliate programs are small, usually not exceeding a dollar for every click.

Pay Per Performance (PPP)

PPP affiliate marketing is the most popular among merchant and is also the most lucrative type for the affiliates.  In this type of affiliate program, the merchant only pays the affiliate whenever his referral translates into an auction that is whenever the visitor he has referred actually buys something from the merchant’s site or when the visitor becomes a lead.  This means a lot of savings for the merchant.  On the other hand, it becomes the most lucrative type for the dedicated affiliate, for commissions in PPP affiliate marketing usually comes in the range of 15% to 20% of the actual product sales.

Pay-per-performance affiliate marketing can be further classified into two popular types: pay-per-sales (PPS) and pay-per-lead (PPL).

 Pay Per Sale (PPS)

In a pay-per-sale type of affiliate marketing, the merchants pay the affiliate a certain fee whenever the visitor he has referred to the merchant’s site actually buys something from the merchant’s site.  Affiliates are often paid on commission basis, although other merchants would opt to pay a fixed fee.  But no matter what the basis of the fee is, it is generally higher than the fee paid to affiliates in a pay-per-click affiliate program.

Pay Per Lead (PPL)

The pay-per-lead type of affiliate marketing is a slight variation of the PPS type and is often used by insurance and finance companies and other companies who rely on leads for their company to grow.  In this type of affiliate marketing, the affiliate is paid whenever the visitor he referred to the merchant’s site fills up an application form or any similar form related to the business of the company.  Compensation for this type of affiliate marketing is based on a fixed fee whose rates approximate that of the fixed fee in the PPS type.

Aside from these three specific types of affiliate marketing, a lot of other affiliate marketing types exist.  If the classification is based on the depth of the affiliate network, it can be classified as single-tier, two-tier, and multi-tier affiliate marketing.  There is also another type of affiliate marketing that pays the affiliate each time the customer he has referred purchases something from the merchant’s site.

Single-Tier, Two-Tier, and Multi-Tier Affiliate Marketing

These types of affiliate marketing are based on the different levels or tiers in the affiliate network by which payments are made.  In a single-tier affiliate marketing program, the affiliates are only paid based on the direct sales or traffic he has referred to the merchant.  All the previously mentioned affiliate marketing types (i.e. PPS< PPL, and PPC) fall under the single-tier classification.  In two-tier affiliate marketing programs, the affiliate is not only paid for the direct traffic or sales that he refers to the merchant’s site, but also on every traffic or sales referred by various other affiliates who joined the affiliate program through his recommendation.  Multi-tier affiliate marketing works the same way, although the affiliate gets additional commission for a wider number of affiliates in different tiers in the affiliate network. Residual Income Affiliate Marketing In residual income affiliate marketing, the affiliate gets paid not only once for every customer he has referred to the merchant’s site.  Rather, the affiliate is also paid whenever the customer he has referred returns to the site and purchase another product.  Compensation for such type of affiliate marketing is based on either sales percentage commission or fixed fee basis. The different affiliate marketing types would virtually work differently for merchants and affiliates alike, and each would generally have their own list of benefits.  Which type of affiliate marketing will work best for you?  It is not really for me to tell.  Rather, it is for you to choose which type of affiliate marketing program will suit your needs and characteristics best.
 


PHP Internet Business Marketing

Using PHP to generate unique content is nothing new. In the past the old saying was that content is king when it comes to search engine optimization and just good old plain web site marketing smarts. But how you present that content on your site can also make a world of difference. Now there is also Video and Audio along with many different types of digital content. PHP is a server-side, cross-platform, PHP-enabled web pages are treated just like regular HTML pages and you can create and edit them the same way you normally create regular HTML pages. Now here is were it gets interesting. Search engines like Google Yahoo and Bing, love fresh new content that changes on a daily basis. But if you are using a java script snippet the search engines will not be able to read the content. If however you are using a PHP type script the content will automatically be transformed into HTML and the search engines will be able to pick it up and read it. The first thing you will need to do before you jump onto the PHP bandwagon is to make sure your web host provider has PHP support. Most do but if you are only paying for basic services or using a free host you may have to pay for an upgrade. It’s well worth it trust me. One of the best PHP based scripts you can add to any web site is the forum or bulletin board. Forums will take on a life of their own after several 100 members have joined and are posting threads on a daily basis. If 100 members seems like a lot think again. I have one work from home internet business forum and after just 2 month I already have over 70 members. Each time someone posts to the forum the HTML changes and the search engines treat it as new content. Another great PHP script you can add is the link directory. You can actually set up a categorized reciprocal link directory with 20 links on each page and the process is completely automated. I have mine set up so that I have to approve each link first but if you want you could by pass this so that once your script is set up the directory will just start to grow all on its own with no additional work on your part. Again each time someone adds a new link you HTML page is changing. Make sure you add categories that are relative to your main theme. My directory for example has categories for work from home , internet business and business opportunities because that’s what my web site is all about. Also make sure you have added instructions on how they can link back to you. This is the reason why I like to approve all my liks first. No reciprocal link back to my site NO directory listing. PHP can also be used for blogging. WordPress is one of the most popular PHP script based blogging tools. I have not used WordPress but I do use blogger for all my blogging. A weblog (usually shortened to blog, but occasionally spelled web log) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally in reverse chronological order). Although most early weblogs were manually updated, tools to automate the maintenance of such sites made them accessible to a much larger population, and the use of some sort of browser-based software is now a typical aspect of “blogging”. With a blog or web log you can make daily posts on almost any subject matter creating new content for the search engines to crawl. To date Yahoo seems to be giving a bit of an edge to all my blogs incuding my work form home internet business news site. Ironically most of the post on that blog come from yahoo and or Google news. This is a great way to get free content on a daily basis for your blog. Just go to Google news or yahoo news and type in the keywords you are using for your blog. Each day there will be a new news article that you can legally use on your blog. There are many more PHP scripts that you can use on your website to automatically create fresh new content with. The ones listed above are the ones I have downloaded for free and installed to my web host. If you are not using PHP now is a good time to get started.