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hearos plugs

musiciansfriend.com hearos plugs can be found at this store. Let me tell you why you should buy from this link. They have all kinds of musical gear that is new and used. This company has been around for many years and has great prices and service. I encourage you to check out a quality internet store like them instead of some unknown store. Thousands of happy customers for many years certainly couldn’t be wrong about them.



Del.icio.us Review

Delicious is a social bookmarking site, which ultimately helps promotes your website. The First part is on a subdomain, the icio is the domain, and the .us is the domain extension (like .com, .net).

How Delicious works:

After registering for an account, when you see a website you like, you can bookmark it online at Delicious. As you bookmark it you give it a title and tags. The tags are ways to categorize your bookmarks. You can also join other people’s networks, which allows you to share your bookmarks with others. Delicious also also shows bookmarked pages publicly in their directory and search engine, so you can find other web pages by popularity of how often they were bookmarked.

Delicious plugins:

Delicious is a popular tool for webmasters to help facilitate promotion. You can get a delicious bookmark button for your wordpress blog, by getting one of the social wordpress plugins, which will include a Delicious button among others.

found soft closing drawer slides

OVISonline is the best place to find all drawer related products and parts. They have found soft closing drawer slides for good prices and also many other related products like cabinet organizers, closet organizers, cabinet hinges, wood veneers, corner braces, wood screws, and hundreds of other items. I encourage you to check out the site as they have good reviews and good support.

SEO or Social Networking: Which is Better?

Finally someone is here to give you the reality of social networking. I’m tired of these top bloggers talking about great social networking through Technorati, Digg, twitter, mybloglog, Forums, etc. I run 13 different sites (mostly blogs) and never had to rely on social networking to try and get traffic to my site. I rely mainly on SEO (search engine optimization), to get most traffic to my sites from the search engines.

If you stick around in the blogging community long enough, you’ll know about those who were able to rise to the top just on social networking alone, with little help from search engines. A perfect example is the high traffic blog JohnChow.com, who got his rank punished by Google for shady backlink building strategies. He now relies mostly on social networking and name recognition and not search engines to get most of his traffic. But getting a high traffic site from social networking is difficult. It takes some luck, hard work, and probably some creativity to get people to notice you. You can wind up spending hours commenting on other peoples blogs, submitting your sites to social bookmarking sites, posting in forums, and going on mybloglog adding people to your friends list and visiting their sites. You’ll notice a quick surge in traffic everytime you do one of these things. However, usually the traffic surge is nothing major and might ultimately add to a few pennies in your adsense income (if even that).

What most bloggers also don’t tell you, is that when you stop all this, your traffic usually leaves just as quick as it came. Everytime you submit a blog post to Digg and other social bookmarking sites, you get a surge and then the traffic leaves quickly. You soon have to make another post and submit it to a social bookmark site or make more friends at mybloglog or any number of other things, in order to get another surge in traffic again. It’s a really a vicious cycle requiring a lot of time.

On the other hand with SEO (search engine optimization), it is very methodical and requires very little work in the long run. You don’t have to spend everyday networking or creating new content to submit to the social sites. I actually started a new site about 3 months ago and played around with the social networking in the beginning. I would make a post and submit it to the social bookmark sites and visit blogcatalog(which is like mybloglog). When I stopped doing all this, my traffic slowed to a crawl, except for what i got through search engines. Well after 3 months of starting the site, Google gave me a big jump in the search engines (because of 2 good backlinks plus I’ve always gotten a a boost in rankings automatically in google after the 3 month mark) causing my traffic to nearly triple almost overnight. I hadn’t posted new content on the site in nearly 2 months! Now if I had sat there and did social bookmarking all the time, I would have had to do a lot more work, for the same result. And once I would have stopped, mostly likely my traffic would stop to. All I needed was 3 good backlinks to get a big jump in rank, forever. Should take you less than a half hour to get 3 goodbacklinks, if you been reading my articles.

The problem is most people don’t want to learn SEO at any level. Although at first it takes some learning, in the end it’s much easier, methodical, and less hassle. Heck, I stopped posting on this blog one time for 2 months and still got hits everyday during that time without any work because Google was sending me hits everyday. Sure you can spend everyday making a new blog post and submitting to social bookmarking sites, but you’d make better use of your time optimizing your site for SEO and building backlinks. With social networking tactics, you don’t get much traffic for the amount of work you have to put in. Let Google do the work for you. It’s more sustainable and efficient in the long run.

Cozy winters

Cozy Winters is now on twitter and you can find updates and links to their site and social media. The store is very popular and well known and has many years in business. They sale everything imaginable for the cold winters like jackets, boots, heated pet products, towels, skis, driers, and so much more. I encourage you to check them out they are a great store.

Google Pagerank Facts

Everyone talks about Google Pagerank, but the truth is very few people have even researched it. There is a lot of myths going around about Google Pagerank. I will clear up the facts & Myths about Google pagerank.

Google owns pagerank:

False. Pagerank comes out of research done at Stanford University. Stanford University owns the patent. Google is not allowed to use pagerank technology as their only ranking factor.

Google Pagerank is updated every few months:

False. The PR number for the Google toolbar that makes webmasters feel good (or bad) is updated every few months. However, the publicly shown PR value’s purpose is only to show progress to webmasters.

Google is constantly updating Pagerank internally in the search engine every day. The PR number Google publishes to you is outdated very quickly as your new PR is constantly being calculated. As a result, your rank in the search engine constantly fluctuates as your PR does.

You will not notice a bump or decrease in search engine rankings after a major Google update to the PR numbers. It is just a way for webmasters to periodically see a recent update on their website’s pagerank. Google has even said the public PR number is only for entertainment purposes.

Google Pagerank is the most important:

Flase. Google does not own the pagerank algorithm and has to base their search engine on various other factors. Google has said that their is 200 different factors they rank a site on. However, out of all 200 factors, pagerank undoubtedly carries some good weight, but google will rank a very aged site with a lot of backlinks and good targeted anchor text better, even it has a lower PR.

Doumbek

If you’re looking for a doumbek is a good site. Let me tell you I think this is one of the best places online to find it. They are a well known site for many years and thousands of customers. Their site is very professional and secure and they have a huge selection of new and used musical products for a price that is hard to beat. I would check them out first if you want a musical instrument.

Anchor Text IS Really your Actual Title

I have a couple blogs that are in a small niche, yet extremely competitive.  It is usually how I am able to observe a lot of stuff that others can’t, which is where I learn most of my SEO insight.  I was noticing that my sites in this niche were ranking very high for major keywords, even though other sites had the same keywords, higher Pagerank, and had been around much longer with a lot more inbound links.  In fact some of the other competitors wouldn’t even rank in the first 10 pages, while I could get on page 2! By the way my sites are less than 8 months old.

The major difference that could explain why I ranked better was because they were referencing their site by their name. This is a HUGE mistake. Whenever you build a backlink, alway  try to have descriptive anchor text instead of your site name.  Having your name or website title is usually not what you want, since no one on the net is looking for Joe Blow or Joe Blow’s Blog.  They are looking for generic highly searched keywords.

Search engines learned a long time ago that simply making your domain and title on a major keyword is not enough to get you to the top. If you want to rank really high for that keyword, you MUST use anchor text too.  This is much harder  to do, but it’s less biased because it allows 3rd party sites to give a description of your site everytime they link to it. Anchor Text is really what the search engines see as your websites “Title”.

Garden Planter

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The Luxembourg Privacy Screen comes with a 20 year manufacturer’s warranty against yellowing, warping, cracking, and rotting. You can also add a planter box which is a great addition.

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Diversify your advertising on your blog

I believe that gearing your website exclusively around one advertiser, for most it’s Google Adsense, is a huge mistake. Diversification into multiple types of ad systems is the best way to go for most websites. As the saying goes, do not put all your eggs in one basket. The same is true for website advertising.

One reason why you don’t want to rely on one advertiser, is what will you do if you are banned or the ad network goes belly up? Let’s say your site is exclusively Google adsense. Your making a lot of money and feeling real good. You are ready to retire from your old 9-5 and become a career blogger. And then it happens…. you get the e-mail saying you been banned from Google Adsense for “invalid clicks”. Google bans users for click fraud all the time, even if it isn’t you who did it. All Google has to do is suspect you are the one doing the click fraud(with no proof) and you are banned for life.

If you use multiple ad streams on your site, it will increase the chance that a visitor to your website will attracted to one of your ads. A visitor might not be interested in paying attention to a banner affiliate ad on your blog, but a Adsense ad blended in the content they are reading, might catch their eye and they click on it. When writing a review of a product put a affiliate link inside it. A user might click on your affiliate link, where otherwise they wouldn’t have clicked on any ads on your site. If you sell text link ads, you can sneak in a few more ads and make good money without cluttering your website. Sponsored posts is another great way to get even more money earned on a blog.

I consider these major categories for different types of advertising on a website. Preferably your website should contain at least 2 of the 3 categories of advertising for diversification purposes.

1) Direct advertising: This is where someone purchases a text link ad or banner ad or pays you to write a sponsored post on your blog about their product. These can be very profitable. Advertisers are hard to find that are willing to do this, unless you go through a advertiser pool rich network like Text Link Ads or a sponsored post network like SponsoredReviews.com

2)Pay per click: The most common Pay per click advertising used by publishers are Google adsense. Many use Google adsense as their only source of income because they don’t know how to monetize their site better. I highly recommend in addition to adsense you use another network called Exitjunction.com that shows pay per click ads ONLY after a visitor leaves your site via the back button after landing on your site from the search engine. This is a great way to boost your income from visitors who normally would just leave your site without clicking ads. Sign up to Exit Junction

3) Affiliate: Affiliate banners or text links that pay you per sale through that link. These may or may not be more profitable then PPC network, depending on the ad and your website. Some just put them as banner ads on their site, others write reviews and put the affiliate link inside the review. The trick is to find affiliate programs that you believe are good and will target specifically your web traffic.

How to set it up:

Every site is going to have a balance of what types of advertising work best for it. As an example for this site Dollars blog, I find that a variety of types of advertising all work well. I could put up affiliate ads, do sponsored posts through SponsoredReviews.com, sell text link ads through a text link ad broker like Text Link Ads, and then Adsense. If you don’t have a blog, you can make good money without the sponsored posts and with just Adsense, affiliate banners, and text link ad brokers.







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