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Why is SEO Important to All Companies?

SEO services can be a wonderful tool for companies of all sizes to use. Understanding how SEO works and why it is important for any company can enable a business to increase its market reach, find new customers both locally, nationally and globally while also helping to make a company stand out to customers.

In addition to creating great content for websites, it is important to use social media sites to get the word out to customers. With proper optimization strategies, it may be possible to use a social media page to get a high rank with search engines for keywords that the company is looking to target.

Quality content is content that is going to be shared by others and create a buzz for a brand or one of that brand’s products. As more people share content through social media, link to content in blogs and send emails with links to content, it enables a company to get the word out to as many people as possible with or without a large marketing budget.

When a company can attract a customer without having to spend money doing so, it can allow that company to make a larger profit. When a company makes a larger profit, it can reinvest that money into its people and to making better products or offering better services to customers.

Upgrading Your Blogging Software

Upgrading Your Blogging Software
By Henrik V Blunck

Upgrading your blogging software is a very important part of administering a blog. You get new features with every update, and security issues are also corrected with every new release. Usually, you will find that updating is done easily and directly from the control panel of your blogging software.

WordPress has implemented this since their 3.0 release – and Drupal and Joomla also have this included with their updates.

The best part about upgrades is that they are free. So you don’t have to worry about costs of updates influencing your budget. This is due to large test audiences that help developers in ensuring that updates work before they are released.

The one thing you need to pay attention to, if you are running your blog on older web hosts is whether your versions of PHP and MySQL are compatible with new releases. Your web host can help you with such issues by upgrading their PHP-software, but usually most webservers will have adequate PHP running automatically.

The main issues involved with upgrading blogging software is security. There are always people out there who are looking for ways to sabotage the efforts bloggers make. If you are involved in political debates or other controversial subjects, you need to pay special attention to this. Furthermore, regular backups of your articles could safeguard you from losing article content.

Everyone thinks this would rarely happen to them, but if it does you may lose quite a bit of valuable time. Consider that if you have written several hundred articles, then it adds up to many hours, even if writing comes naturally to you. Therefore it is highly important you remember both updating your blogging software and backing up your content.

Also, from a SEO perspective, having the latest blogging software is important in showing you keep your blog up to date and functional. An updated blog is a living blog, so from that perspective it is an issue to be remembered.

With every update there is also the issue of older plugins. These may require upgrading too. You will normally be reminded of this from your control panel. But having an open eye towards this also ensures you have optimal functionality on your blog.

Remember that people will be more likely to comment and use your blog when they can see you are making an effort to keep everything fresh. And in the long run you will enjoy a better working blog since all of this is shown to you every time you log in to write another blog article.

I thank you for reading this article. You will benefit from checking out my blog on earning money online over at http://www.blunck.dk/earning-money-online which also deals with blogging, writing and numerous other topics relating to living from good use of your pen.

Furthermore, you can find me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/henrikblunck

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5 Top Traffic Generation Tips You Can Use Today

5 Top Traffic Generation Tips You Can Use Today
By Henrik V Blunck

When you have built a website you obviously want readers to read what you share on your website. Traffic generation is easy once you know the right tools. Here are the 5 top traffic generation tips you can use right now to generate new traffic:

  • Social media
  • Videos on YouTube
  • Comments on blogs
  • Participation on Usenet, a.k.a. Newsgroups
  • Internal linking to useful articles

Social Media

Social media gives you a unique chance to share links with a lot of people with a minimum of effort. Once you have written a new article on your blog you can share this with Facebook friends or Twitter followers. When you have created a new page on your website you can announce this on Google+.

Search engines love social media. Once you create a buzz around your activities people start sharing and retweeting, and you generate an even bigger audience of relevant visitors since the people who share or retweet are interested in the same things you are.

The better the content you create, the more it will be shared by others, and you will see traffic exploding as people begin to notice you.

Videos On YouTube

Videos should be introduced with a link on YouTube so people know where to get more information about the person behind the video. Not only will you see a lot of people clicking such a link, but search engines also pay attention to what you write about the video you are uploading to YouTube.

Comments On Blogs

Commenting on blogs is a very useful way to get new visitors. You should obviously never spam blogs. But when you do have useful feedback that adds value to the debate, you should write a useful comment that will show others you know your niche. This is highly useful in getting new readers since you thereby add the audience of competitors to your batch of regular readers.

Participation On Usenet, a.k.a. Newsgroups

Usenet is useful for your blogs because you are allowed to put links in your signature, thus adding your websites to search engines that crawl the Usenet. Newsgroups are characterized by highly specialized niche oriented geeks that know their niches quite well, so articles written in newsgroups are usually very interesting for web crawlers to pay attention towards.

Internal Linking to Useful Articles

When you write blog articles you obviously don’t want to repeat yourself, so linking to previous articles you have written can be a useful way to link to content that might otherwise escape people’s attention because you may have written it a couple of years ago. By linking to it, you ensure that new visitors can still be served with relevant content through your link.

Conclusion

If you implement these 5 tips you will be boosting your traffic, and I can ensure you this will become an almost automatic thing for you once you remember to use them regularly.

I thank you for reading this article. You will benefit from checking out my blog on earning money online over at http://www.blunck.dk/earning-money-online which also deals with blogging, writing and numerous other topics relating to living from good use of your pen. Furthermore, you can find me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/henrikblunck

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Cleaning Up On the Internet

This blog now contains 403 articles with 210 comments, and already Akismet has protected me from over 38,200 spam comments. This brings me to the purpose of this article, and that is cleaning up on the internet.

You and I have a common interest in cleaning up the internet from spammers. People who send out spam e-mails pretending to come from PayPal could ultimately destroy our business if you and I fail to contact their abuse department.

They receive e-mails over on spoof AT paypal DOT com. If you include the full header of the e-mail such spammers send, they get the information they need to do something about it, and they WILL give you a reply when you send in such spam e-mails for their analysis.

Furthermore, it improves the internet when people are determined that they won’t allow spammers to live freely as leeches of a media that should be safe. Failure to participate in such a cleanup can be part of the problem, because this IS one area where people who are not a part of the solution become part of the problem.

It may seem an unsurmountable task, but imagine this. If ten readers get determined to start the process and each get ten new people to participate who then get ten more, then you quickly become a task force of hundreds, even thousands, who start DESTROYING spammers’ business.

Someone has to start the process, and if you depend on the internet for even just a fraction of your income, you should get involved in such a cleanup.

Have a nice weekend everyone. :-)

WordPress 3.9 Has Arrived

WordPress 3.9 has arrived. This is yet another exciting update from the WordPress team, so you will want to update your blog immediately.

I admit I haven’t updated this blog for quite some time. I am in the middle of testing some new venues for online income, and I can assure you there will be new articles on this blog in the immediate future.

Happy Easter everyone. :-)

WordPress 3.8

As I have said numerous times on this and other blogs: WordPress is simply an amazing tool for us bloggers who need software on self-hosted blogs. We have now reached WordPress 3.8 – and features keep getting added to the wonderful things you can do with this amazing free tool.

I do hope you enjoy WordPress too, and do check your Dashboard regularly, so you get comments approved once they are made.

I wish all readers a very merry X-mas, and an initial happy New Year. Will be back with more around New Year’s eve.

Get Inspiration From Other Blogs

I once heard of a good friend that admitted that other blogs weren’t of interest to her. I was amazed. I thought everyone could gain inspiration from reading what others had to say.

Inspiration IS a gold mine. You always get new ideas and new thoughts based on what other people read. It may not only be linked to earning money online, but might just as well be inspiration for other topics.

How about you? Do you get inspiration from other people? Do you use that inspiration? I look forward to your comments on this, as I suspect she may be the only one who doesn’t read other blogs. :-)

Reaching Your Goals for 2013

Have you reached your goals for 2013? What goals did you set? Have ypu added to your accumulated results in 2011 and 2012 – or was 2013 your first year?

There are two possible conclusions, and mine may be one you can recognize.

  • You have reached your goals
  • You have not reached your goals

I will be honest with you. I haven’t reached my monetization goals for the year. I know precisely the reason why I didn’t. My mother passed away in March of this year, and I started a new job in May.

Luckily I have reached my goals at my workplace. But I have been lazy in my online income goals, because I have done quite a bit of soul-searching. You could say my e-book on building a good relationship in Danish was part of reaching another goal.

It has been a year of reaching goals that didn’t relate to money. :-)

Luckily such goals stay with you. It develops you as a human being, and that is very healthy because it ensures you bring positive karma to people surrounding you.

So when you begin setting goals for 2014, my best advice is to remember to set both personal and economic goals. Your personal goals may be just as important as I can conclude in my personal life.

Feel free to comment how 2013 has been for you. I am curious as to getting to know my readers. Feel free to share. :-)

WordPress 3.7 Is Available – Upgrade Today…

Regular readers will know I have always recommended you upgrade immediately when new versions have been released of the WordPress blogging software.

There is a huge community of beta-testers that test WordPress under a variety of servers with a huge selection of plugins, and I highly recommend you upgrade once new versions have been released.

Happy sunday everyone. :-)

Financial Trends: Investing in Diamonds

Historically, it has been a trend to place money in gold or silver. That is actually one of the reasons the gold bar was invented, weighing 12,4 kg, but they also created the kilobar for investment purposes whereas the larger bar was for national banks. You can learn more about gold bars on Wikipedia. Similarly, a new trend is investing in diamonds, and now you can learn how to invest in diamonds.

I suggest you read the article I have linked to because it gives all the pros and cons of investing in diamonds. It points out the obvious in the sense that real estate has recently proven to be a very volatile market after the recent financial crisis. Unlike other physical materials, diamonds can be enjoyed in far more fun ways than figures on a bank account statement.

Marilyn Monroe sang the world-famous song Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend, and there is no doubt your partner will enjoy having a nice ring with one of your diamonds to enjoy for parties and get-togethers – and why not invest in something that is both fun AND sound economic stewardship? The advice given in the article has at least provoked some interest in setting aside part of my retirement fund in diamonds since I lost quite a bit of money in stocks during the crisis.

Since everyone needs wedding rings in the future, investing in diamonds can easily be monetized once you need to capitalize your investment. An obvious reason to at least consider such an investment.