Moby Dick Quotes: What Has It Got To Do With Google

Herman Melvilles book “Moby Dick” is undeniably considered to be his magnum opus. But 161 years ago public opinion and reviewers rubbished it. So why did the literary world change its mind.

When “Moby Dick” was released in 1851, sales were pitiful and many reviewers ignored it. So why does everyone, including Google, revere “Moby Dick” today?

Google celebrated the 161st anniversary of Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” recently. The book holds a significant place in English literature. Of 100 authors surveyed from over 50+ countries “Moby Dick” was named in the top 100 best books of all time. Continue reading Moby Dick Quotes: What Has It Got To Do With Google

Traffic From American Idol

Recently I read an article about using American Idol as a platform for SEO, which got my attention straight away. Mainly because it was a technique I hadn’t heard of before.

American Idol has been a staple on U.S. television for a decade. This popular singing contest also garners millions of searches online. Idol is a competitive niche for search engine optimization (SEO).

This high level of competition is usually a red flag. However, by using these new SEO techniques you can take advantage of the show’s immense popularity. Continue reading Traffic From American Idol

7 Simple Steps To Online Efficiency

Efficiency – The ability to accomplish a job with a minimum expenditure of time, effort and/or resources.

Being dis-organized in whatever you do, usually leads to frustration and poor choices. If you’ve been online even for a short period of time you will know by now, that having everything scattered all over your desk top or in folders you can’t find or even stuff you’ve downloaded but haven’t got around to figuring out how to use, will quickly erode the enthusiasm you had when first deciding to start out online.

As well as being organized, being efficient is also an important step to building your business. There are a lot of free resources available to you as a marketer that can help you achieve a more efficient way of doing things. Continue reading 7 Simple Steps To Online Efficiency

Understanding SEO and Website Terms

If you are new to internet marketing you will need to learn all the different terms and expressions used in the online world.

Being familiar with these terms can really help you understand the things you read much better. To make an online career it is basically impossible to succeed without knowing some of the basics about SEO and website creation and for that you need those terms and expressions. When starting out with internet marketing one of the first things you soon realize is the online lingo used.

Not understanding the SEO terminology can frustrate you, sometimes even to the point of giving up on your online business venture. Below is a list of some of the most common terms used and what they mean in the internet marketing world. Continue reading Understanding SEO and Website Terms

How to Select a Profitable Niche for Your Blog

Start your blog with the goals of enjoying the ride and earning money on the side. The first step is to choose your niche and do so with your long-term plans in mind. You may not want to abandon your site two months down the road because you have already lost interest in your chosen topic.

Here are some things to keep in mind while you narrow down your choices of blog topics. Continue reading How to Select a Profitable Niche for Your Blog

Preparing for the Worst: Computer Backups

Backups are the sort of thing you know you should have, but few people actually make. After all, most people haven’t experienced catastrophic hardware failure – but that’s changing.

Computers are commonplace, and more and more people are working off their desktops or laptops. A catastrophic hardware failure can result in hours of lost work – or worse.

It’s baffling that people lose work to hardware failure, because computer backups are a dime-a-dozen. Here are a few ways you can make sure that you can recover from disaster. Continue reading Preparing for the Worst: Computer Backups

Using Video Marketing To Educate Your Potential Customers

A picture speaks a thousand words. That statement is especially true when you have to educate your customers before you sell to them. Not every sale is as straight forwards as buying an egg to make an omelet. Sometimes, people need to be educated before they realize the value of something.

For example, a silicon microchip may be worth thousands to a person who knows what it does, but it is nothing more than slingshot ammo for somebody who does not know what it does. Sometimes it is easier to educate people with audio visuals, than is it to teach them with text or pictures. Continue reading Using Video Marketing To Educate Your Potential Customers

3 Sites That Offer Free High-Quality Stock Photos

Internet users have short attention spans. They also have a tendency to multitask. As a site owner, this can pose a problem for you because you are limited to a one-to-five-second critical window to grab your reader’s attention. Including key facts at the beginning of the article and streamlining your paragraphs to two to three sentences on average make for great web content. There’s also an element that effectively adds interest to any online article: an eye-catching image.

Photographs, illustrations, and graphic aids describe, summarize, and emphasize articles. Web content accompanied by images looks pleasing, too. You can buy high-quality stock photos or opt for free ones to go with your blog posts or onsite articles. Continue reading 3 Sites That Offer Free High-Quality Stock Photos