Tuesday, November 26, 2013

We all know that people are become more active online, and so we created our blogs, websites or online journal and join in different social media sites. Did you know how reputable are you in online? Have you tried to Google your name and find that you have a good reputation still or saw that there are negative feedbacks on you?

Here are some tips for you to maintain your good online reputation and how to manage bad feedbacks.

1. Start Utilizing Your Social Network Accounts Properly.
Social networking sites are excellent medium in building a positive reputation. Properly use of these sites can give a good impact to your name.  Participate to a good campaign, share pleasant articles and follow reputable people that fit to your interest. 

2. Set-up Alerts System. 

To know who are talking about you on the Internet subscribe or create an alert system. There are free alerts online that you can use like Google Alert and there are paid one but for a small amount to pay. These alert systems will send you an email daily for you to know when and how did someone mentioned you online.  

3. Create a Good Public Profile. 

Public profile can sometimes help other people to know you a little better. There are also some websites that allow you to create free and good profiles like About.me aside from Linkedin which is fantastic for Professional Profile that you can share. 

4. Do Not Bash Other People Online.

People didn't realize that bashing online is a form bullying. If you are tags as online bully, people may think that you are bad, and they will start creating terrible feedbacks about you that can be share to social media sites. 

5. Do Not Rant Online.

Ranting is one of the most people do online, specifically on Facebook, Twitter and their own blogs. Online ranting can also give a bad impression about you because people think negatively especially if they always see your post ranting about something. 

We never know who are our real friends online, so we'd better checked our online reputation from time to time. Who knows if somebody posts something badly about you, and you can't even depend yourself. 

In addition, these days, some of the company does online checking before they hire a particular applicant. They also check our social networking sites before they decide to call us for an interview. So, better manage everything in our online life before its too late. 

If you like the post in this blog, please care to share or hit me with your feedback in the comment section below. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Google, on the day of its 15th Hummingbird search algorithm, named precisely because of its fast and precise search capabilities. This new update from Google is believed to revolutionize the way online search engine optimization works, because unlike the Panda and Penguin updates, Hummingbird replaces the entire core algorithm completely, but still retaining some of its previously working features. 

What’s more is that it affects 90% of the searches across the globe, giving it more influence on how search is conducted using this search engine. A lot of debates have been around of how this could affect search marketing, since this algorithm is operating with the semantic search concept, which primarily gives more attention to the intent of the person’s search rather than focusing on the terms/keywords the person used.

Basically, Google aims to address users with more complex searches with the new algorithm, especially now that voice search is becoming more and more available in smart phones and computers alike. People who use the voice search often make more complicated searches because they use natural language. This is far more difficult than just typing a query where you just enter keywords. That’s why Hummingbird ranks websites using its encyclopedia which houses more than 570 million concepts complete with relations among them, otherwise known as the Knowledge Graph. 

This powerful database correlates facts and data on the searches, which in turn allows voice searchers to query additional information without having to repeat the query; instead, referencing terms such as pronouns could be related to the previous search. Also, the knowledge Graph displays information about specific searches (like prominent people and historical figures) directly in the Google Site, along with other related data such as age, height and date of birth in its search results. Another feature is the comparison tool, which allows the results page to display a table comparing various general terms like food, dogs and others. This could be good in e-commerce if Google decides to extend this tool to specific products like computers, phones or even establishments such as restaurants. 
The use of the Knowledge Graph in the Hummingbird update just stresses the search engine company’s desire in  achieving better relevance as opposed to the Caffeine update which stressed on website indexing and crawling for faster results. This pretty much eliminates the “black hat” search engine marketing solution methods offered by dubious SEO companies, which have been Google’s master plan ever since.

Google has always been trying to find ways to improve the quality of their searches, using semantic search, natural language processing and their powerful Knowledge graph in its Hummingbird update. This feature alone makes the algorithm understand longer and more complex queries by applying concepts underlying the searched words as well as the relationship between them. This leads ultimately to a better communication—a natural conversation between the search engine and the person using it, no matter what device they’re using. While many SEO companies worry about what search engine marketing campaign strategies to use with this all-new algorithm coming out, Google assures that as long as “white hat” SEO strategies are used, there’s nothing to worry about.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It always says that driving traffic to your website through organic way may benefit your website for a long run. You don't need to hire a marketing agency to do that for you or make your videos to be viral. Below are some tips that you can use to grow the volume of your visitors.

Use Twitter

I doesn't mean that you need to get a  huge followers but the key there is the quality of your post and the consistency.

Use Facebook

Whatever your products or services that you offer, it is better that you are visible to Facebook. As we all know Facebook has a millions of users, you can tap real people there that can be your postential customer.

Use Blogging

One effective form of driving traffic to your site is to blog. Let people know about your product or services by mean of blogging. Give them more information they need like why they have to choose you or why you can be helpful to them.

Use SEO or Link Builders

You can hire SEO or Link Builders that will help you to do all the optimization stuff for your website. They can help you generate more click with their techniques and proper online promotions.

Use Content Aggregators

Like doing link building, sharing links to this sites will be helpful to drive traffic. Some of examples are Digg, Technorati and StumbleUpon. Make your site as content aggregator as possible.

Driving traffic is not like a speeding car in a highway but making sure that it has a quality and done properly. Create your own strategy that can be effective for your website. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Early this month, the release of Penguin 2.1, also known as Penguin 5 hits more practitioner of Black-hat SEO as well as those who malpractice the SEO. It's updates focuses on the manipulative and unnatural links. It's affects 2.3% of English-US queries.

What are the reason for penalty?

- Links from not relevant sites.

- Links from low quality sites.

- Paid links.

- Overly optimized links using anchor text like exact match anchor text.

What will be the next strategy for Penguin 2.1?

1. Know what to look for, focus more with great links, relevant and do not acquire more links.

2. Do some site link audit for your website, follow the disavow process.

3. Do not use exact match anchor text in your link building.

4. Get positive feedbacks from your customer, use their testimonials in your Business listing.

5. use your social media follower in twitter and G+.

6. Start optimizing your images, use alt tags and so on.

7. Use Schema.org optimization in your website.

I would say that you can start building your links and connect with the authority sites,poor links coming from other submission site may do harm you. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Press Releases

The capability to adapt to change swiftly and smoothly is one of the best ways to ensure business viability. The last five years has seen data and device use going wireless and mobile, with more businesses making the most of their manpower and the devices these personnel use. 

Smaller, lighter devices are replacing larger machines and enabling people to do business whether they are in the office, at home or stuck in traffic. 

The arena of EM where organizations utilize mobile devices offers great benefits, but it also has its risky areas. Dimension Data’s experience in deploying wireless infrastructure and enterprise mobility solutions across multiple industries and geographies provides benefits for organizations that seek this kind of expertise from the systems integration specialist.

Dimension Data provides enterprises with EM solutions. The company has valuable insights into the challenges, best practices and technologies in the EM space with its Enterprise Mobility Development Model (EMDM), which helps organizations prioritize their investments in wireless and mobility projects. 

EMDM is a collaborative workshop tool that enables users to cycle through critical reflection points for addressing and progressing 
through its EM capabilities and strategies. It maps the current stage of an organization's standing in terms of the various disciplines of enterprise mobility, their desired future state and a development path to achieve their goals.

Going mobile

Speaking at the Ayala Group of Companies' recently-concluded ICT Summit 2013, Dimension Data General Manager for Security Solutions and Enterprise Mobility Guido Crucq weighed in on the pros and cons of EM, BYOD and wireless connectivity.

With EM, organizations can respond faster to customer needs, reduce costs and increase productivity by saving time on paperwork and processes by empowering their personnel to complete these tasks while on the go.

Crucq said that while BYOD is gaining popularity, many enterprises are cautious in their approach to wireless connectivity and EM “because of security concerns, and the need to be flexible in using multiple platforms simultaneously, among other things.”

He cited a recent Ovum Global BYOD survey across 20 industries. The global average given by this IT think-tank is this: 57.1 percent of businesses allow and support BYOD in the workplace. The highest numbers, at close to 70 percent in this survey, come from the IT & Telecoms and Financial Services businesses, followed by Media/Publishing at over 65 percent. 

Crucq also cited a study by Gallup Consulting that showed that “companies with engaged employees see 18 percent higher productivity and 51 percent lower turnover.” According to him, organizations “see a 20-percent to 25-percent boost in productivity with the use of social media.”

New needs
Cost-efficient, productivity-enhancing and choice-empowering system are all good, but Crucq cautioned that organizations seeking to leverage EM must also focus on securing their networks and supporting several operating system platforms and versions across several device types. 

In this increasingly net-connected world, any organization adopting EM must be vigilant about external threats: Distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks and mass attempts at identity theft that target not just the organization’s IT systems, but their end-users and customers, too.

Crucq also shared EM best practices: First, “establish a strategic roadmap” to enable the organization to “better understand the EM environment and develop their strategy. Next, he recommended using the roadmap to “align all stakeholders in an organization on their 'as-is' and required 'to-be' range of EM competencies.” He said organizations embarking on the EM path should “produce a prioritized list of projects and visual roadmap to close the gap” between where an organization stands and where it wants to be. 

Operating systems and malware: Android (over 600 versions and 79 percent of total malware attacks); Windows 8 (five versions and 0.3 percent of malware attacks); BlackBerry (four versions and 0.1 percent of malware attacks) and; MacOS (three versions and 0.7 percent of malware attacks).

To keep an EM network secure, the CIO and tech support team of an organization must ensure that secure device management covers device configuration, device inventory, posture assessment, user access, secure connectivity, the ability to do a remote wipe on a misplaced or stolen device when needed, data protection and encryption and the white-listing and black-listing of specific applications.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

One of our dilemmas as Internet user is when our connection got lost and one of our favorite things to do online is to watch videos that will keep us being entertained.  It's so hassle especially when we are on the middle of our 
watching, and the Internet connection 
becomes unavailable. 

Fret no more because the YouTube's  as one of the top videos sharing sites will now allow users to store the videos temporarily for viewing offline in their latest update to their mobile app. 

So you can now enjoy YouTube videos longer without interrupted and as a part 
of their ongoing updates to enjoy videos and channels in YouTube mobile.

I can't wait for it to happen, but the YouTube Team said in their post in their 
blog entitled Heads up about an upcoming YouTube mobile feature, that this will 
launch probably by November. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

As we all know the higher your reputation as well as popularity will help you gain more online trust. Most of the content marketers today should know how to become an authority when it comes online.  Bloggers, Social Media Influencers as well as Online Marketers, including SEO's  should know this 6 steps on how you get your Google Authorship. 

Step 1. Log-in to your Google account, use G+ (Your Profile is your Author ID).

Step 2. List down publisher sites in G+ "Contributor To" field. (Add Publishers) 

Step 3. Link your G+ profile URL to your CMS author page.

Step 4. Verify it by going to related authorship page, confirm your email address. 

Step 5. Test your Authorship using the structured data testing tool (http://www.google.com/webmaster/tools/richsnippets).

Step 6. Check your author's byline on content. 

There you have it, build authority and publish your content, and gain your recognition of Authorship. 

Remember, including an author's byline and head shot in search engine result pages (SERPs) will help you increase clicks and will improve your Page Rank in a long run. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Content Marketing is one of the underrated before Panda, and Penguin comes. Do not limit your border line with your imagination. You have to create a plan on how to make your content marketing strategy will attract your audience. 

There are lots of ways that we can do to be able to optimize our websites/blog site. As we diversified our contents, we are can express more in creating the best one that will suits to our taste. 

In this article, I will tell you what types of content that you can use and share in different formats. There are 4 types of contents that may work best for you, and these are the following; 

Text Content - is rich text contents in form of blog post, guest Blog Post, PR Quotations, Blog Reviews, Guides, White paperse-books and Press Releases. 

Visual Content - is in form of Infographics which is very popular today, Images and Presentations that we share in different social publishing sites. 

Social Content - is the content that includes Facebook Polls, Google hangouts, twitter Chats, and Webinars. This kind of content is very interactive and requires participation.

Audio and Video Content - is also very popular today. It includes Podcasts and Interviews with industry experts, Video News Releases, Product Guides, and Optin Videos that can easily share online. 

There are websites, which happened to be very social and used audio and video content to get the attention of their target audience while other prepare to have the text and visual content. Which of this four content that you think will work best for you? You can share to us your thoughts by giving us a comment below. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A month ago Yahoo! share us different kinds of logo's that may possibly one of their newest and official logo. The 30 days of change of Yahoo Logo that gives us so much fun while we are excited waiting each and everyday. Now, the Yahoo logo has been shared and will now begin its visibility in all Yahoo properties globally.

Yahoo, wanted their logo that stayed true to their roots. so, the whimsical, purple, with an exclamation point are still there and yet will embraced the new evolution of their products.

Check out the video below that illustrates the craft behind the new logo: 

 Photo & Video Courtesy Of: Yahoo.com

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Facebook is now allowing up to 50 users to contribute in one album. This is another great feature that Facebook has recently offered. Every user can add up to 200 photos that can contain as many as 10,000 images in one album. Before users only have 1000 photos that they can add to their own album. 

Bob Baldwin, Facebook Software Engineer says,  “Right now, if you were at a party and there were three different albums created, you might not be able to see all the photos [based on privacy settings], which is kind of confusing and frustrating.”

This new feature can also be use in boosting  engagement in Facebook Groups while preserving memories of group events.

Although this new feature of Facebook is very alike to Google+'s party mode. The privacy settings are of course one of the concerned. That is why you can opt to make these shared albums visible to the public, contributors only, or even with friends of contributors. 

It's already started with few numbers of users, and it will be expanded to all English users before they roll it out internationally. 

What do you think about this shared photo album of Facebook? Hit us a comment below! 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

All throughout this month of August, Yahoo released a variation of its brand new logo, as par of their 30 Days of Change. However, the final and official new logo will get live on September 4, 2013 at 9pm PT/ September 5, 2013 midnight ET.  

In the post of Kathy Savitt, Yahoo's Chief Maketing Officer in Tumblr, she gave the reason of this campaign, and I quote; 

 “We want everything we do to reflect this spirit of innovation. While the company is rapidly evolving, our logo — the essence of our brand — should too.”

This is the preview of things to come... 

In addition to the brand-new logo, Yahoo! has also released their updated website in their portal that utilized stock background while the weather website used a Flicker photo of your area after you have inputted your location. These newly designed website portals are the following; 

- Yahoo! Sports
- Yahoo! Movies
- Yahoo! Music
- Yahoo! TV
- Yahoo! OMG
- Yahoo! Games
- Yahoo! Weather

Note: You can click the above portal to see the live updated website of Yahoo!

Furthermore, you will notice that each website has new features, which focus on better navigation and information that users are most interested within the forefronts.  It has an aspect of personalization by location base and with your Yahoo profile. 

For sure that many of Yahoo! users will appreciate the shift because it's simpler, updated navigation and has personalized information.

Oh, by the way, they also post each day's new logo. You can check out their twitter, @Yahoo with #dailylogo, check out their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/yahoo and visit http://www.yahoo.com/dailylogo for more information. 

Photo Courtesy Of: www.yahoo.com

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

World Wide Web has a huge place of information that you can consult every time you need something either for personal or professional purposes. Search Engine like Google, Yahoo and Bing are big storage of file from different websites and blogs that you can read. It's like a library that you can go for research. 

Along the way, we happen to see good sites that we could admire and care to bring back from time to time and even sign up for their news letter just to have updates on what is going on with that particular website.  

Below are my top 10 list of my favorite websites who influence me;

10.  iWander. iExperience. iKwento., http://rjdexplorer.com

If you're trying to visit some place and don't know where to go or what to do. Oh well, this blog will give you things you need to know. Plus, it gives a great story for every picture it has. 

9. If You Look Closely, Stu Traveled, http://stutraveled.blogspot.com

As a Filipino, we should never be a stranger to our own country. This blog suggested places that we could try to visit around the Philippines. 

8. Online Jobs Lifestylehttp://onlinejobslifestyle.com

One thing I like about this blog is that it has an advocacy of giving information and awareness to people about online jobs industry.

7. 100 Spa and Massage, http://100spa.blogspot.com/

Who don't like to relax? Nowadays, we have to admit that we experience a certain point of our life that we are feeling so stress. This blog is a great venue to learn and to know how to achieve a stress-free life.

6. A Non Techie Mom Bloghttp://nontechiemom.blogspot.sg/

Whenever I like to know the latest technology information and newest product launching of gadgets in town, this blog gives me a fantastic information that I am looking for. It helps me to keep updated from time to time.

5. Pushing Forward by Rodel Flordeliz, http://www.rodelflordeliz.com

This blog is about the Pushing Forward of the daily learning in life of 
Rodel Flordeliz. This blog gives inspiration to push ahead by doing something in our lives. One good thing about this blog is the photo's in it.

4. Sarap Pinoy, http://ang-sarap-pinoy.blogspot.com

I love Filipino foods, and this blog reminds me of my grand mother who used to cook delectable dishes that we always shared on a Sunday lunch. Sarap Pinoy shared terrific food delicacies of Filipinos. 

3.  Travel Blog PH http://travel.blog-ph.com/

This blog is a photo blog that features scenic places in the Philippines. One thing that amaze me with this blog is that all photos on the blog is just taken from a smartphone! 

2. Social Media PH, http://socialmediaph.net/

This blog talks about social media news, and if you want to find out things more about the Internet, this blog will help you. 

1. Online Geek Chickhttp://onlinegeekchick.blogspot.com/

This is the newest blog that I have. It's about the online enthusiast girl who will help you find, seek and investigate the latest and hottest online technology scoop and it's definitely my most visited site of all.

Those ten blog sites that listed are all my personal choice, and I think touches me as a human. Whenever I have nothing to do, I do blog hopping and those 10 blogs are my top priority to visit. 

They are cool blogs and I really enjoy reading their updates. You too can join this writing project. To know more about it, join the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2013 Writing Project

This writing project will not be possible without the support of sponsors such as Optimind SEO CompanyInfinity HubE-Commerce Entrepreneur Program.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Most of the people are hooked in Social Media today, and we know that if you wanna find someone like your old friends and classmates. The very first thing that you will consults are those social media sites like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, etc. While others are into social media to earn money. 

But did you know how you can boost your social media presence? I will tell you few hands-on tips to boost your engagement in Social Media. 

- To spark discussion, always end your post with a question.

- Respond to users’ comments or questions, and ask follow-up questions to continue to drive the discussion.

- Develop and create campaigns that are easy for users to participate. Utilize a unique hashtag dedicated to a campaign and be consistent (e.g., #EverydayFunDay, for which everyday you pose a question/idea to your customers or blog readers). 

- Use + mentions whenever possible to engage people and invite them to join the conversation.

- Create high-quality, relevant content that is useful to your audience.

- Quotes, beautified/interesting photos and pithy, humorous content are also categories that are very popular on Google+.

What do you think about this post? Drop me a 

comment or if you know other things that may help to boost social media engagement.

Monday, July 29, 2013

One of the most well-known and respected names in the search industry, Rand Fishkin, as a provider of inbound marketing services with his company Moz, formerly known as SEOmoz is having a webinar about PPC Is Inbound Marketing! How to do PPC in an Inbound Compatible Way on July 30, 2013 2PM EDT, 11AM PDT (July 31, 2013 2AM Philippine Time).

In this webinar, Moz CEO Rand Fishkin and WordStream founder Larry Kim will explain why smart inbound marketing is responsible for 90% + of clicks on the web, and how to do PPC in an inbound marketing compatible way.

Below are the things that you can be learn on the said webinar;

- The changing definition of Inbound Marketing and why marketers should care.

- The difference between the spammy vs. inbound way of doing PPC.

- How to create relevant ad experiences that target by Time, Location and Device.

- How to use PPC to amplify your content marketing efforts.

There are only limited slots, so register now!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Owning a website can help you generate additional income. Enjoy the success of your efforts by taking consideration of your website content and your target audience. Know the approximate number of your website visitor who checked your site regularly and starts 
implementing any of the following; 

Google Adsense

Google delivers text and image ads that are related to your website and its content. If your visitor clicks on an ad, there is a portion of the amount paid by the advertiser to Google that you will receiveYou can receive 2 cents to one dollar per click on average, and this will depend on keyword.

Affiliate Programs

Join affiliate programs, when you register you will be given an affiliate link to track your referrals. Make money by selling other people's products and services, you will be paid on per sale or sign-up basis.

Ad Space

You can sell banners and/or classified ads on your website. Sell sponsor ads that will be placed in a special section of your website like in the top or in sidebars. 

Sell Your Products or Services

You can also sell your own products and services that are related to your website. Make sure that you have the ability to secure payments through credit cards otherwise, use other payment methods like PayPal, ClickBank, etc. The delivery should be fast as much as possible. 

Make Charges For Access

Sometimes you need to ask for a small amount of charges for your content like e-books, report, software, etc. especially if its valuable, and you did a hard work for it. 

Now that you know some possible things that you can do to generate additional income using your website. I suggested that youstarted with Google Adsense. It is easy to customize and install, as simple as copy and paste the HTML codes in your website from Google Adsense.  While most affiliate programs can also be considered because it is free to join, and most of them offer marketing and resources tool that you can use for your new Internet home business. 

If you find this article useful, why not hit me a comment below.

Good Luck! 

Photo Courtesy Of: extrawebmoney.com

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Since the creation of Smart phones, access to the Internet became possible. Responsive web design was also introduced just recently. Responsive design is a web design approach aimed at creating and modifying smart phones as well as for tablets to provide optimal viewing experience, more like trying the best to replicate the same website as seen on the desktop format by applying layouts. These layouts were customized to adopt a wide range of smart phones and tablets and to provide quality applications and viewing experience. 

The goals of App Store Optimization (ASO) are:

1. To be found on the first pages.

2. To rank higher against competitors.

3. To rank higher via keywords.

4. To rank higher in Google semantic search for Applications.

Like in the old days of SEO, multiple platforms are needed to optimize, although ASO this time has separate app versions for each of them. The largest one would be Apple App store, Android Market, Blackberry App world, Samsung App store and other alternatives. Although young, it is the new future for SEO so here are some basic ranking methods.

App Store Ranking Factors

• App Name – the name of apps here are categorized alphabetically so that means that the closer the name of the app to A means it gets more noticed.

• Publisher’s App name – keyword rich app names are much more helpful like TORO games, TORO map, TORO Food Search much better.

• Keywords – everybody knows that the most 

• keyword rich content gets the most notice.

Most Popular ranking factors as observed are closely similar to Website ranking factors.  

Adapting to ASO won’t be that hard. The good side about this is that by learning and applying this new trend, it can help your e-business boom and bloom.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Google is really serious updating their products and services. Have you noticed some changes with your Google mail lately? If not check it now, and you will see features that you had never been saw before when you open your Google mail account. 

All your messages are classified into categories that make it easy to focus more on messages that are important. Below are the following changes in Google's mail; 

1. They organized the Inbox tabs to put you in control.

2. It organized into categories with five optional tabs such as Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums. It makes these categories to read messages with same type all at once easily. 

3. You can now customize the message you want in different tab from the five tabs to none. All you have to do is to drag and drop it into your chosen tab.

4. You can also have the new inbox for your mobile device. It is available now for Android 4.0+ devices, iPhone and iPad. You can get it on Google Play or in Apple App Store. 

To learn more about the new inbox of Google Mail visit Google help center or watch this video.

I have read some comments with these new Inbox changes, and most people don't like it while others do manage this kind changes well. For me, It doesn't matter whether it has change or not, the bottom line is that this service is 
still free, and we cannot demand on things we like or not. I believed that Google has the right to do what they think best for their products and services. 

Enjoy emailing!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Every time I meet my friend, she always asked me things about doing business online. We talk about things we thought that might be working and not. So I decide to conduct a small research on the Internet and have read successes and failure story. 

And so I came up with the ten common mistakes when starting an online business. I would like to share this to my friend as well as to you. The question is what are the mistakes made in starting businesses? For sure newbies love to know about this so that they can avoid such things.

Below are the Top 10 mistakes made when starting an online business:

1. Waited too long for Product/Service Launching.

People used to wait to have more subscribers before they offer something. Others can't find time to blog or podcast their products/services. If you're trying to build a business, you need to take the risk head-on. It's creating something that no one will pay for. 

Practice creating and launching products. At first, it may not thatwell, but sooner you will see the sustainable revenue. 

2. Solve the unimportant problem.

Trying to solve a problem that nobody cares about it is one reason why business fails. Look for more important problem and not a bigger audience.

3. Not listening to customers.

"They say customers is always right," yes because they know what they like to buy or not. 

Listen to them always. Listen to those who say that they won't buy and find ways to know why. Customers always have answers for your business.

4. Not being distinctive.

I think all Business has competition, all you have to do is to be different from them. Give your customers the reason why they have to choose your offerings over the others.

Think like a customer, try to be much better!

5. Choosing the right products/services.

Some people, forget to choose the right products/services. Make sure that you have a passion for this. This is something that you like and care about.

It's not right to us what the world needs. Ask yourself what you can offer and do that to live.

6. Wrong expectations from the start.

Building a business is a big endeavor, and it's not easy and very quick. 

You can't do it with a full-time job. It will be much harder. Doing a business with other things will probably fail because there is no overnight success, and these are the hard truths. 

Ask this to yourself before building your own business;

 - Will be building this business still be worth it if it takes years to get there? 

 - What if building the business is harder and more stressful than your current job? 

7. Spend time planning but not doing it.
If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you have to be the worker-bee mode and the CEO mode. 

I remember what Thomas Edison says that "Genius is one-percentinspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration." 

8. You can't do it alone.

No one will succeed in business alone. You need people like workers, suppliers, etc. as well as customers.

Support from other entrepreneurs and other people with more knowledge and experience is needed. 

While the support from the family and friends will help you face the struggles and other business problems.

9. Confuse in “blog” and “business”.

Remember a blog is not a business. 

A blog is only your platform to share your ideas, to connect with people and grow your audience. It's just a tool that you can use in building influence. 

A business is something that you earn a profit while offering something by products or services. 

10. List down your goals/plans.

Sometimes we forgot to do the most simple things. We should always create a list of our goals so that we won't miss a thing in our plans, and then we should evaluate the over-all performance. 

If things went wrong, we should figure out what how to make it right. Anyway, everyday is a learning process, especially if you are a noob.

Share your thoughts in the comments below.  You might just help someone avoid a big mistake in creating online business, and if you think this is helpful, please care to share this post to your friends.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Google+ is not just a simple social networking site. Its home to vibrant, and an active community with deep engagement. Learning and finding out how to take advantage of these communities to have a long-lasting relationship 
with your audiences.

Below is the effective strategies that will keep you engage on Google+ to the next level.

1. Find-able Google+ Page.

Adding Google+ badge in your website makes your Google+page find-able. Adding a badge for your personal and Google+ business accounts will makes 
easy for your visitor to engage with you in one click.

2. Network Circles.

Create your own network of circles and manage different groups. It is an effective way to build new relationships that will keep you connected 
with other people.

3. Add Compelling Content.

There are two kinds of compelling content. The first one is visual content like images, videos and infographics stimulates engagement and promote shareability while the resource content solicits a huge volume of comments. Adding hashtags on Google+ can help you to find related posts, conversation and trending topics. 

4. Be Proactive.

Always start conversation. Posting and sharing content is not sufficient, try to boost engagement to trending topics. Commenting and asking some questions will do. Track your interactions with others. Ideally, you can start with 2-3 comments or questions per day aside from you posting and sharing.

5. Join Groups.

To keep connect to other Google+ users, especially those with the same interest or business with you. Paticipate with communities and hangouts will build a strong presence for you. Identify the community or hangouts and hangouts on air (HOA) you like to join and make a priority to participate there regulary.

These simple strategies that we sometime forgot to do are very useful to build long-lasting relationship with your readers. 

If you find this post helpful, please leave your comments and question below. You can also, add me on Google+.

Friday, July 5, 2013

As a blogger, we always wanted that our post will be on the top search of search engine.  Technically, blogger's also needs to have SEO capabilities to help them benefit more especially if a blogger is into making money through blogging with their respective blogs.

Try making some experiment to learn new things with your blogs. In this article I will share some basic and practical way how to rank a specific blog post in Google. Below are the instructions that you can follow.

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