Internet Business Startups Blog
05 December 2012
With the explosion of social media throughout the world, one’s first thought may be that older mediums like blogging have actually taken a hit. However, with the different sharing features and the way social interactions can be linked cross-platform, blogging has actually increased since sites like Facebook have been picking up billions of users.
If you have a blog, your number-one goal is probably that your content is recognized per its respective niche. For this, you’re going to need optimized blog posts to ensure that your content is ranked well. Below are some tips to help you write SEO-friendly blog posts.
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03 December 2012
Ask one group of people about PageRank, they’ll tell you it’s unimportant and that you shouldn’t focus too much on it. Ask another group, however, and they’ll swear that PageRankis one of the most crucial elements of SEO that you should focus on. So, which one is it?
Well, let’s just say that the facts are found in the middle. PageRank isn’t the be-all, end-all of a website, but it’s still important.
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30 November 2012
Did you know that over 85% of all new business ventures ultimately fail? This statistic shouldn’t deter you from your dreams; it should just put you on alert. You need to realize that, since businesses fail so often, you need to do whatever is necessary to ensure that you succeed. This means focusing on the latest and greatest Internet marketing tips available. Below, you will read about ten website marketing tips that every small business should be using.
10 Must-Use Tips for Marketing a Business Online
1: Create the Business Plan
Some people thinking about starting a web business believe that they don’t need a classic business plan. However, this is not only false, it’s actually completely reversed. Not only do you need a plan, but you need a more thorough plan to compete for customers via a medium that’s so tightly packed with competition.
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28 November 2012
Apple has been far ahead of the game in terms of technological advances for the past decade. Not that Windows and other tech companies are obsolete, but Apple has a market share that gives Bill Gates nightmares. One of the company’s newest releases, the iPad Mini, isn’t only a big hit amongst the usual suspects, but businesspeople are also flocking to this device in droves.
With a 7.9-inch 1024x768 HD display, the iPad Mini is available for right around $300, making it a lot cheaper than the full-sized version. It’s a cross between an iPhone and iPad in terms of size, and its feature-rich format makes it a breeze to use for practically anything. It also has a powerful processor, detailed graphics, and a long battery life. But the specs aside, what makes an iPad Mini so beneficial for your business?
26 November 2012
Yahoo has long been a memory. Bing tried to challenge but did not succeed. The fact is that no search provider out there has the clout and appeal of Google, and part of the reason that this is such an enormous brand is that the folks at Google hate resting on their laurels. When it comes to optimizing your site for the search engines, Google provides a wide assortment of tools.
Through all of Google’s many tools, however, it’s actual the company’s own Internet browser, Chrome, that has the potential to help people the most. Google Chrome is a very advanced yet incredibly streamlined search browser that can be updated with a slew of add-ons and extensions to help you get the most of your SEO efforts.
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02 November 2012
Intellectual property and the law that surrounds the protection of brands, ideas and image rights is hitting the news with considerable frequency at the moment. The latest big story broke last Friday, with the news that rapper Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé had trademark registered their baby daughter’s name, Blue Ivy™, much to the annoyance of a Boston wedding planner who has been trading under the same name since 2009.
If this all seems a bit too Hollywood, the realities of trademark protection are brought home by the fact that Jamie Oliver and even Alan Titchmarsh have trademarks protecting their names from association with the sale of a wide range of products.
Whilst it may seem obvious that celebrities need to stay ahead of the game when it comes to protecting their image rights, the same cannot be said for Britain’s small businesses. Surveys by the Intellectual Property Office consistently show that as many as 85% of our small and startup companies neglect the need to protect their IP.
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24 October 2012
Having a good marketing and advertising strategy in place means that businesses get the right exposure of services or products there are offering consumers. In the past this proved to be a very expensive operation which involved a lot of planning. Digital marketing came along and offered businesses an affordable option that is proving to be very effective and the mass market is now aware of the benefits they can gain from it.
With the advent of agencies and consultants who now specialise in this field of work, online companies soon realised that these agencies offered them a way of getting their products or services noticed by consumers. They were able to instil the desire to purchase their products which meant they became valued customers.
Digital marketing works very effectively for online businesses but the effect on the mass market is having a somewhat peculiar effect and the reason for this is that it is governed by DRM (Digital Rights Management). This exists in the form of copy protections, online verifications and encryptions which protect and check revenues that are generated by items being sold.
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22 October 2012
E-commerce websites open up many doors and can this can have huge advantages and benefits for both consumers and the business which sets it up. There are however, certain key factors which have to be taken into account to ensure that the e-commerce website works well for the consumer and the e-tailer.
An online store works pretty much the same as any conventional shop, the advantage for the consumer is that they have access to a far greater amount of information about any product they may be interested in purchasing. This said, consumers will browse the Internet and visit many online stores to find the best bargain around. The fact they have access to reviews about products at their fingertips, means they are more inclined to use an online store than a conventional one these days as it takes up a lot less time and effort.
One of the main points to consider when setting up an e-commerce site is what it is you are actually offering the consumer and how much they really need the products you are selling on your website.
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19 October 2012
Branding is a relatively new concept to online marketing and although it was commonly used in the offline marketing world, online marketers remained very much in the background. Things have changed dramatically over recent times and branding is now considered to be an extremely important factor for online businesses to succeed in a very competitive global market place.
Many people who use the Internet today expect to be entertained whilst they browse the Net looking for things they need or information about things that interest them. There are millions of websites for them to choose from, so anyone who wants to capture an audience has to make sure that their business is obvious right from the moment a viewer clicks onto their website.
Establishing a recognisable brand means that the audience has been captured and will normally stay on a website where they are familiar with the products or services that are being offered to them. They are more likely to interact with something they know and trust. It is a simple matter of them feeling secure with someone they consider an expert in their field of work. Very often just because you offer products or services at a lower price does not necessarily mean that you will convince a potential buyer to spend their money on your website, and this is purely because they lack faith in the site if they do not recognise the brand.
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17 October 2012
Technology today has meant that everyone who owns a mobile phone or a tablet PC can access the Internet on their devices no matter where they are. No one has to use either a laptop or static computer to get online whether for business purposes or pleasure.
This has meant that many people who want websites built for them have to rethink just how they need to go about it. Web designers have been faced with the new challenge of where the ‘fold’ should appear on the smaller and larger displays that people use. Many website designers predict the death of the fold and have done so for quite a while now.
This is due to the fact that people who surf the Net no longer need to be on 19” monitors with resolutions of anything between 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 700. Screens today can be as small as those in iPhones or as large as a 60” HDTV. But it is not just the resolution that can be dramatically different as the aspect ratio of screens today can change by the slightest movement.
- Writing SEO-Friendly Blog Posts
Date: 05 December 2012
- Reasons Why your PageRank Go Down
Date: 03 December 2012
- Top 10 Website Marketing Tips for Small Business
Date: 30 November 2012
- Apple’s iPad Mini: Advantages for Business
Date: 28 November 2012
- SEO Extensions for Google Chrome
Date: 26 November 2012
- Protecting your identity, why start-ups should pay heed to IP law
Date: 02 November 2012
- What are the main concerns with digital marketing to the mass market?
Date: 24 October 2012
- What are the key factors to take into account when setting up a complete e-commerce website?
Date: 22 October 2012
- The importance of branding in the online business market
Date: 19 October 2012
- How does the growth of tablet PCs affect your decisions in website design?
Date: 17 October 2012
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