Saturday, 28 February 2009

Is SEO dead?

I was reading a thread at a big webmaster forum yesterday which made the claim that "SEO is dead." Now, it's hard to say whether or not the original poster was being serious or sarcastic, but he referenced some other news he'd been reading on a few authority sites that made the "dead" claim.

The notion was that, because of the prevalence of Web 2.0 community sites, the idea of needing to optimize for any of the engines was going away — and fast. The idea was also put forth by another poster that, because of the huge number of content management systems that are already setup to be "search engine friendly", the need to have any additional knowledge to rank well was quickly diminishing. Just search for "seo is dead" in Google and you'll find many people expressing the same ideas.

My answer to all this? Poppycock.

First, while it is true that there are many CMS programs that are search engine friendly out of the box, on-page factors matter so little to ranking (at least in Google) that even if the on-page playing field was leveled, it would make little difference in the current search engine results.

Second, SEO is about far more than just what's on the page. The way you analyze what keywords are worth optimizing for, the way you write the content around those keywords, and the links you get to the pages that you want to rank for those keywords all have a large role to play in how much traffic you get from the search engines — and that analysis takes specialized knowledge. Anyone can learn to do it, but it does have to be learned.

Third, and most importantly, Web 2.0 is nice, and sites that revolve around that kind of community are huge traffic mongers (e.g. YouTube), but there will always be a need for full-text indexing of the web.

Seriously, does anyone go to YouTube to find information on important topics like cancer treatments or solar power or mortgage refinancing? Uh, no. Does anyone go to Facebook or MySpace or Friendster for any of those important searches? Hardly. As for Twitter… how much serious information can you put into 140 characters?

The only real Web 2.0 contender I've seen in those areas is Wikipedia. However, I have never seen a "how to" article in Wikipedia. I've never seen a review of a commercial product there, either — just two of the many very large markets that info-sites like Wikipedia have no share in.

To understand why many people will never rely on Web 2.0 properties for important queries, hop over to Yahoo Answers and read some of the responses to the questions asked there. Many answers are completely devoid of referenced facts. Some are barely legible. Others are clearly written by teenagers — or people who have the mentality of teenagers anyway. That's not the kind of resource folks will turn to for serious inquiries.

No, people will still go to the big search engines which, hopefully, will rank pages from sites that demonstrate some kind of authority in such matters.

This whole "SEO is dead" foolery reminds me of the popular idea going around some years ago that "print is dead." The thought was that because computers are so commonplace now, people would stop buying books. After all, it's so much easier to search through information on a computer, and it's faster and cheaper to produce books on a computer, so people would in time stop reading physical books.

That was more than 20 years ago. Have people stopped reading books? Let's see. In 2007 Barnes & Noble sold $4.68 billion in books. Borders sold $3.41 billion. Amazon, $4.63 billion. According to Reuters Entertainment, the UK publishes 206,000 new titles per year. The USA publishes 172,000 per year. So much for print being dead, right?

Web 2.0 sites are good sources of traffic, and are not to be dismissed when planning your site's traffic-generation campaigns, especially if you are in a niche that caters to the kind of content readily found on such sites. But to drop all efforts at ranking in the search engines because Web 2.0 sites are popular would be a serious mistake. I daresay that most of the people who are serious about buying aren't the kind of folks who would turn to such sites for advice or direction. They'll go to the search engines — and our sites will be waiting for them.

It really seems to me that the folks crying "SEO is dead" are the folks who have been unwilling or unable to do what it takes to rank well in the search engines. They want SEO to die because they think it will be better for them. They feel that Google and the other big engines will eventually include social media sites into their search algorithms, and then all those optimized sites will drop out of the rankings.

But guess what? SEOs have been using social media sites to improve their ranking for years! And if Google ever does include social media ratings and rankings in their algorithm, how long do you think it will take the SEO crowd to start finding ways to improve their social media rankings and improve their search engine results? Yup, SEO may change a bit, but it will still be alive and well.

But hey, I hope folks take this "SEO is dead" nonsense seriously and drop out of the competition. That makes more room for us to step in and get their traffic, right?

Please post your thoughts in a comment below.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Built website

Whether it is for business, pleasure or just something to do, everyone seems to be building themselves web sites these days.

It’s getting ever easier to do and there is a growing list of practical purposes for all of them. To make things better there are hundreds of places to buy cheap domain names these days so your site can look that much more professional.

While it was once more cost effective to build a site off of another domain name - something like - it never looked that good.

For a personal site no one cared, but for a business or organization it took a lot away from its credibility and style. From the very beginning of the world wide web a non independent domain has reeked of tackiness. At the present, such things are only really acceptable when used for personal or not for profit web sites.

The fact that cheap domains are now so easily attained there is no excuse left in avoiding it. If you are already doing business online then the sleeker look is a must. Person after person will tell you that they trust a business more when it is set up online by itself.

To a potential customer a domain name speaks in the same professional manner as a 1 800 number. Going the other route suggests the same level of professionalism as a cheap storefront sign. This tells us that by taking advantage of a cheap domain name as opposed to a free tacked on name communicates that the business is that much more committed to itself.

Further more, as any marketer will tell you, name recognition is an important key to winning over clients. Once they are able to remember the business’s name they should be able to do nothing more then type it into their browser and add “.com” to find out more about it.

Passing on a cheap domain name and using the secondary name alternative means your potential clients have that much more to remember; and marketing experts tell us plainly that they won’t remember.

Personal websites don’t need this. For people looking to share family photos, journals, literature or art there are thousands of web communities that offer to host. In most instances there isn’t a lot of reason to go any other way. Frankly, if you’re having fun doing it and you want a personal site that looks that much cooler then take advantage of all that cheap domain registration out there.

The perk in going that route for a personal site is that advertising and name recognition isn’t a big concern. Most people shopping for cheap domain names for these kind of private sites only want the name to be cute and appealing to friends and family. The “.com” isn’t as important here.

This makes cheap domains cost even less money because the “.net,” “.us,” and other extensions aren’t as sought after.

So maybe it’s time to get rid of that extra long web name you picked up for free. Try this out and be a master of your own

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Good Web Design for Your Business

Web design is a lot more than just producing the perfect looking website but sadly many people don't realise this and as a result they don't build and design their website with anything other than making it visually appealing in mind, which is a big mistake! The main reasons that people produce websites are either to make a profit, provide information on a subject area or to entertain. for visit to:-www.automatic-content.comSo if you want you website to be truly successful at what it does then there are certain points that you need to take into consideration when it is being designed. These points are as follows and are mainly concerned with if you are producing your website for the reason of profit: • Your site has to have a good navigation; people won't be patient enough to struggle finding their way around your site • If your business offers a large range of products or services then the most prominent of these should be on display the most • You need to clearly demonstrate what it is that your business has to offer • The points of contact for your website should be clearly visible to the browsers of your website • Your website should not be cluttered with useless information • The text that is placed on your website needs to be inviting to read Just by applying these simple rules to your website you will be giving your business more of a chance of being successful; however not many websites seem to put these points together with a good website design. Having a website designed in the correct way means it is accessible and usable as well as being search engine ready. Good website design can apply to your site if it is new or if you feel that it needs a new design. more visit to; Sadly many websites suffer from lack of design variation, a lack of imagination and/or development ability. For this reason it is considered important to design individual sub-pages for some of the issues your website addresses. These can help your site from getting stale and we make sure they are not too different from one another, so as not to confuse potential customers. Many of the web developers around have a graphic arts background, meaning they may pay more attention to how a page looks rather than considering other issues such as how visitors are going to find your site via a search engine. Some might rely more on advertising than search engines to attract visitors to the site. On the other side of the issue, search engine optimisation consultants are concerned with how well a web site works technically and textually: how much traffic it generates via search engines, and how many sales it makes, assuming looks don't contribute to the sales. As a result, the designers and SEO consultants often end up in disputes where the designer wants more 'pretty' graphics, and the SEO wants lots of 'ugly' keyword-rich text, bullet lists, and text links. So when you are having your website built or if your website is undergoing a redesign make sure that you keep the above points in mind to ensure that your site has every possibility of being successful.

Good Web Design for Your Business by DARSHAN

Monday, 16 February 2009


Health is big business, so by opening a nutrition venture now, you expand your position to profit. Top of the list you need to decide on what type of business you wish to build. A few options are accessible for you to choose from.

One option is to sign with a company that uses nutrition business representatives to sell their products. A number of these are Multi Level Marketing companies. The business remains yours, but normally they'll give training, support, and tools for sales and marketing. There are typically good benefits and very few downsides. For example, the public is most often familiar with the company name. This allows the nutrition business owner to get set up for success.

Typically they will help you with the construction of a website linked directly to their warehouse. Orders are processed from your website, and products are shipped to your customers directly. This is how make earn your money. A primary drawback is that if no one hears about your web site, you can't get any orders.

Remember, you have to spend a little money to drive web surfers to your supplement business opportunity site on the internet. And of course, it's essential to create web site content that is search engine optimized. The higher the keyword appears in the search engine listing, the greater your chances will be for customers to come upon your web site.

Another option is to attend college and get a degree in nutrition. This option costs much more and takes longer, but upon graduation your nutrition business options really open up wide. A lot of nutritionists work independently, but will work alongside doctors and hospitals. They build a practice and see clients in their home or in a rented space.

Beginning a supplement business opportunity at home gives you the benefit of working the amount of hours you demand. You are able to specialize in nutritional supplements to support weight loss or gain, sports nutrition, or as a nutritionist specializing in eating disorders. Whatever you choose, your options are unlimited.

Contingent on what chunk of money you're consenting to invest, and what sort of supplement business opportunity suits you most, you will be competent to decide which selection is the most profitable for you. It is vital to choose the option you are most comfortable with, because it is then more probable that you will succeed and your business will be profitable.

About the Author

Ronnie Wilkins writes regularly about business related topics. I hope you enjoy this article.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Mens Jewelry in Classic and New

Mens Jewelry in Classic and New Materials by David Done

In recent years, men's jewelry has come into the spotlight. Years ago, Tiger Woods began wearing magnetic bracelets to apparently help his golf game. These bracelets were titanium, steel or sterling silver and were often in the cuff style. Well, I do not know if the bracelet improved his game but it may have helped start the ball rolling on the bracelet jewelry trend. Soon after, more and more professional golfers began to wear these bracelets and soon after that more and more golf enthusiasts. Not surprisingly, these enthusiasts were soon wearing their "golf" bracelets all the time. Perhaps they thought that the more they wore their bracelet, the greater benefit it would have. In hindsight, I wonder if there was something more to the increased popularity of these seemingly functional-only bracelets.

Years later, professional cyclist Lance Armstrong unveiled his now infamous yellow rubber "Live Strong" bracelet and launched his Lance Armstrong Foundation. These little yellow yet powerful bracelets were soon being worn by everybody from celebrities to your next door neighbor â€" men included. Lance's choice of material â€" rubber â€" and color (very gender neutral) were probably key factors to their immediate and widespread popularity. This is, of course, not to mention that the bracelets were for a worthy cause and led by one of America's favored sportsman at the time.

Well, many years have passed since the Tiger Woods magnetic bracelet and the Live Strong bracelet. However, the jewelry designers began to take notice of the bracelet trend and immediately went to work creating men's jewelry, and in some cases entire men's collections. At last year's JCK jewelry trade show in Las Vegas, hundreds of designers showed off their mens jewelry and collections. Several themes emerged from the many designers. Popular materials were sterling silver (think John Hardy Jewelry and David Yurman Jewelry) and leather, platinum and white gold (think the D.Side collection, accented with tiny diamonds, by Damiani), and also rubber (think the Falco for Men collection by Di Modolo). The rubber material may have been inspired from the Live Strong bracelet or from the material now being popular strap choices for mens sport watches. Popular items were bracelets, perhaps thanks to the early pioneers of the men's jewelry trend and pendants on sturdy chains (again think of the D.Side collection by Damiani). While women's jewelry has been the center of attention, men can finally find multiple luxury designers and luxury jewelry intended just for them with the sole purpose of enhancing their style with classy, attractive and not-too-blinged-out jewelry.

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Sunday, 8 February 2009

Hair Loss

It's true, hair loss happens to women as well as men. This may come as a shock, but hair loss in women is not as rare as you might think. The fact is, women do experience hair loss, but they may not realize it until later in life.

Just like with men, hair loss in women comes on gradually. Unless you are paying attention, you may gaze into the mirror one morning and be shocked that your hair appears to have lost its fullness; there may be thinning spots, which upon close inspection reveal balding areas.

1 Out of Every 3 Women Will Lose Hair

When a woman begins losing her hair, it is usually due to a condition known as androgenetic alopecia. The result of this form of hair loss is a thinning of the hair in the top, and front areas of the head. Androgenetic alopecia is hereditary and can be inherited from either side of the family. It is estimated that about 33% of postmenopausal women experience hair loss that can be contributed to androgenetic alopecia.

Additional causes of hair loss in women include, stress, birth control pills, and hormone imbalance. Though distressing, hair loss due to these causes normally only lasts about a year. After giving birth, a woman may also experience some hair loss, and a number of women are extremely shocked when it occurs, but can take comfort in knowing that it is not usually permanent.

Permanent hair loss can occur if the hair follicle dies, but if the hair follicle is in a dormant state, there is still hope to stop, and possibly even reverse hair loss. Fortunately there is a way to combat hair loss.

Hair loss is a condition that affects many people across the world, young and senior; male and female, regardless of race or health. There are many hair loss myths and false or innacurate information in the world of hair loss, especialy about the causes of and treatment for hair loss. We aim to provide as much positive information, facts and hope for you, the consumer, so that you are well-armed when it is your time to make an informed decision about your condition.

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Acid and Alkaline Balance

Excerpts from Dr Hidemitsu Hayashi

Director of Tokyo Water Institute

Water from mountain lakes and streams has long been known to be the healthiest water in the world and unlike distilled water, which is dead, this water can be called "living water."

When an atom or molecule gains or loses an electron, ionization occurs. When water is ionized, the molecule splits into two parts, the hydrogen ion (H+) and the hydroxyl ion (OH-). These ions combine with other solutes in water, often minerals like calcium or potassium, to create an active chemical reaction.

When water carries more hydrogen than hydroxyl ions it is said to be acidic; when hydroxyl ions predominate, then science calls water alkaline. Our blood system is always working to keep itself at that critical pH of 7.4. This process is called homeostasis.

When we drink popular soft drinks like colas, which have an acidic pH of 2.5, the bloodstream does not lower itself to that level. Rather, sugar and other elements of the drink is process by the blood into acid wastes; some are eliminated, and others are stored at various locations in the body.

What is it causes us grow old?

Several theories exist today and they all seem to have one thing in common; they cannot stop, hinder, or slow down the ageing process. They certainly have not produced better health and they have not answered the question of why we age.

Yet there is another theory of ageing and illness that has been around for many decades. A few doctors and nutritionists in the US and Europe, but mainly by doctors and scientists in Japan, Korea, Asia and other Pacific Rim countries voice it. Briefly, this new theory says that that ageing and many diseases result from the accumulation of acid waste products in the body.

Poor diets, either a present one or one in the past, can cause acid wastes to be stored in the body. A meat and potato diet for example, can cause the body to become more acidic.

When acid wastes enter our bloodstream, the blood, in order to maintain that narrow pH range will store them somewhere else. Acid salts stored in the body, over the decades, will overburden the system.

A way has to be found to rid the body of wastes, so that alkalizing the bloodstream can treat adult diseases

Western medicine does not attempt to remove acid wastes from the physiological s ystem; so today's modern medicine is deficient in treating adult diseases.

Even if medicines cure the disease, and the acids are not removed form the body; the treatment's effectiveness will only be temporary.

Bad diets, including meat and potatoes, fried foods, refined bread, soft drink colas and sugars, build up acid salts in the body. Often these deposits, by having to be stored away from the blood flow, can remain in the body for decades.

Stress, both mental and physical, can create acid deposits in the body. Mental stress can make you feel depressed.

While the physiological, scientific connection to stress in the body has not been completely established, there exists a school of thought in psychology, called psychosomatic, which maintains that one's mental state will influence health.

Doctors in Japan, following more than forty years of research and testing, believe that daily drinking of alkaline water can lift depression.

Lets look at some of the healing benefits of drinking ionized alkaline water.

Obesity is a major health problem in America. It arises from the overeating of carbohydrates and fats.

When the metabolic process is not able to burn them away, the blood must place these fatty acids somewhere. It first stores them under the skin, around the waist in men, and around the hips, thighs and breasts in women.
Then it deposits wastes around organs and tissues, which then receive a smaller supply of nutrients and are thereby damaged.

This second stage is more deadly.

An easy gentle way to lose weight is to wash fatty acids out of the body by drinking six to eight glasses of alkaline water a day.

This practice has been employed in Japan for the last thirty years, and doctors there record numerous instances of weight loss.

Dr. Keiichi Morishita in his book, "The Hidden Truth of Cancer", states that if the blood develops a more acidic condition, then these acidic wastes have to be deposited somewhere in the body. If this unhealthy process continues year after year, these areas steadily increase in acidity, and their cells begin to die.

Other cells in the affected area may survive by becoming abnormal; these are called malignant. Malignant cells do not respond to brain commands. They undergo a cellular division that is out of control. This is called cancer.

Modern medicine in America treats these malignant cells as if they were bacteria or viruses. It uses chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery to treat cancer.

Yet none of theses treatments will help very much, if after all the acidic environment remains.

Drinking water that has a high alkaline pH, because of its de-acidifying effect, will help in preventing cancer, and in Asia, alkaline water is regularly served to patients.

As the body consumes toxins, the kidneys become over burdened with acid wastes. Nephritis, uremia poisoning, and bladder problems are all acid related conditions, which can be treated by the consumption of alkaline water.

Kidney stones begin as tiny specks and they gradually build into solid stones, composed of phosphates, urates and others. They are another form of acidic salts.

Drinking plenty of alkaline water will prevent kidney stones from forming, and even after their formation, it can dissolve them. Japanese doctors have used alkaline water for years to treat the kidneys.

Alkaline water is produced using electrolysis to electrically split filtered tap water into alkaline and acid water. The machine first developed in Japan in the early 1950's, and approved for use a medical device by the health and rehabilitation ministry in 1966. The ionized minerals in tap water are important. Common alkaline minerals are sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium; the common acid minerals are chlorine, lead, sulphur and phosphorous.

The water ionizer has two chambers, with positive and negative electrodes. When the process is complete, one chamber provides alkaline water with its ionized alkaline minerals. This is what we drink, the water that is so healthy for us.

Alkaline water, having a pH of between 9 and 11, will neutralize harmful stored acid wastes, and if you consume it every day, will gently remove them from your body. Yet, since the water is ionized, it will not leach out valuable minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium or sodium.

A man worried about the effect of the prescription drugs he was taking for overweight began consuming two quarts a day. After six months, he had thrown away his drugs, and had lost over thirty pounds.

Alkaline water experiences; a woman in her forties under high stress was diagnosed with high blood pressure and was told she had abnormally high cholesterol levels. She began consuming one and a half quarts a day of alkaline water. After a few weeks, both her cholesterol and blood pressure were lowered; and as an added benefit, her stomach began to feel much better.

A teenager with severe acne began drinking the water and after three months, the condition was cleared up. He consumed two quarts a day of alkaline water.

In California, a man had been suffering from super acidity for many years, and after eating a meal would unpredictably vomit. He began consuming six glasses of the alkaline water per day. Within a week his acidity ended; he also lost fifteen pounds in three months, and discovered a dramatic rate of increase in his ability to heal small ailments, like cuts and bruises.

A woman had suffered constipation for thirty years, and began drinking the water on a regular basis, and completely rid herself of this condition. She had also lacked an appetite for years, but has now developed a healthy one.

One man, who likes to consume alcohol moderately, noticed when he began consuming the water on a regular basis that he quit suffering hangovers, and the drowsiness he regularly experienced had left him.

A female athlete in her twenties began consuming the water for a stomach condition; she felt an increase in her general energy level, and after a day of strenuous training, found that the alkaline water minimized the aches and pains she had always previously experienced.

For years, a woman had suffered ulcers, and was feeling nauseous from her medication; a regular consumption of the water allowed her to cease her medication and the ulcer to go away.

One could go on and on with these stories, and there are many more, but what we suggest you do is simply try the water yourself.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Setting up google adwords campaign PPC

Are you looking for a great market for your products and business through online, go for google adwords you can find the solution.

This article teaches you to set up google adwords campaign in few minutes and start earning money

Google AdWords are PPC(pay per click) ads displayed on the top or right side of google search results.Ads are provided with high traffic keywords(product) with a good description to attract people to click and buy products or visit your site.

Some of the steps to be followed for setting up adwords

First select a keyword and write a description for the ads to attract the visitors, keyword popularity can be know through "Gogole adwords suggestion tool"

Create a google account and login to you can find two option Starter Edition and Standard Edition. Go for Standard one.Now you can setup with selected keywords and description prepared related to products which should attract peoples.Google does not have a straight forward bid charges.Minimum is $30 per month

Allot a minimum bid for a day, test it and find out the clicks for your ads. Gradually increase the bids.Note for each click your bid is going to decrease. This can be tracked by google tracking tool.

When you are new go for only minimum Bid charges, learn and get experience in this game and then fight with competitors with maximum bid and make your business successful.

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