Saturday, May 23, 2009

Getting ranked in search engines

With the complete onslaught of websites that has occured over the last few year it's getting harder and harder to get really good content filled sites ranked on search engines.

It really is a whole lot harder than you think. Even if you have a specialised niche market site, and SEO (search engine optimization) has got to be your objective. You need the search engines to pick up your site. It's the best way to get visitors. Ideally you want to be found in organic searches!

There are many ways to help your organic findings in search engines, the most important way is to ensure that you have links to your site or url. This is probably one of THE most effective ways to get search engines to pay any attention to your site. The search engines spider sites and will pick up your link (well that's it in a nutshell).

Monday, April 20, 2009

I love shopping and getting a great deal

I would never hide the fact that I LOVE shopping. But most of all I love getting a good deal on what I get. Its just something that makes you feel pretty good about yourself!

Price comparison sites are a great way of getting a good deal. They will list the details from all the major retailers and are a great resource.

A great site is ShopWiki. This site is gaining in popularity and is shortly going to be availabe in The Netherlands (it's already available in the US, UK, France and Germany.

Getting a deal is always a great thing, so comparing prices from a site that doesnt charge it's retailers for registering with them. That way you are getting totally free impartial advice, and ShopWiki is one of those site.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Surviving your house sale or purchase

Selling your home, or even purchasing a home can be quiet a minefield. We all need help and assistance, whether we want to admit it or not. Unless we have studied all the intricacies of land purchase law in our areas we can pretty much say we are the jack of all trades and master of none!

There are of course some great agents to help you out. You could be looking for property to live in or to vacation in. If you are looking for somewhere to vacation you have to ensure that you have quality accomodation, and that you will enjoy your stay there, OR that you can have customers or friends and family visiting who will also enjoy their stay. Especially if you invest for a properties earning potential. Vacation homes can be quiet lucrative, but you need quality. QUALITY HOMES will have your customers looking to visit your property annually.

If you ARE looking for quality, one really strong recommentation is Fountain Hills Real Estate they really do have quality as their foundation!

Always remember to ask questions. When you are in a position to purchase property, ask questions! Remember that the money is yours to spend, and it does not matter if you ask the same question 10 times over, keep on asking until you get your answer. A quality agent will have no problem with any question you ask!

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Credit Crisis...

In these days of the Credit Crisis, people havn't a clue how to get themselves out of debt, and how to get themselves on top of their financial situations.

It's genuinely not as difficult as people think. It takes a bit of common sense, and some bravery. Especially as you will have to be 100% honest with yourself. I am by no means a financial expert, but I have an accountancy background. I have developed a plan, that you can use, and it's totally FREE. Just visit Get Yourself Out of Debt and read the plan. It is just common sense, and it requires you to invest in nothing. Of course you can always make personal changes to suit your own personal situation.

Just remember that it includes being completely 100% honest with yourself, so be prepared. I hope you find it useful!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Really useful FREE business resources

This is just some really useful business resources for you to bookmark and refer back to whenever you want. Good information, that's it. Nothing to sign up to, nothing to spam your inbox, just good old fashioned advice

Everything you should take into consideration if you are considering a business loan

Some great common sense advice

How to get the best out of your blog

How to incorporate audio streaming to your site, and it's advantages

Everything you need to know about selling at auction, whether on or off line

How to attract people to your business
Write effective articles, especiallly good for anyone who uses google adsense or adsense sites like hub pages
Make the very best out of your affiliate links

Simple effective ways to advertise both on and off line
Everything you needed to know about adsense, and how to profit from it.

Learn how to have some good proceedures and practices to run your business efficiently.

I hope you never need this one, but just in case you do, this site dispels the mythes of bankruptcy and shows how you can do it properly.

I hope all these help you all significantly

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Translation services make the world so much smaller

Living here in Holland and being a native English speaker can have it's drawbacks. I can speak Dutch (badly I have to admit, but I can still have a conversation, read official documents). However I do have to admit that translation services do make life a whole lot easier.

I am also involved in network marketing, and there are times when I want to place advertisements in lands where English is not the native language or in some cases not the only language.

Although it's worth mentioning that Hindi is the official language of India. Hindi translation to English is very common.

If you were to type India Translation into a search engine you can find online automatic translation services, however they don't usually translate languages grammatically correct.

I recently discovered an interesting fact, and that is: There are more English speakers in India then on any other continent. I thought this was fascinating. So when I check it out these are SOME of the languages I found that are spoken in India

1. Assamese/Asomiya Assam
2. Bengali/Bangla Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Tripura, West Bengal
3. Bodo Assam
4. Dogri Jammu and Kashmir
5. Gujarati Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Gujarat
6. Hindi Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh,
Chhattisgarh, the national capital territory of Delhi, Haryana, Himachal
Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
7. Kannada Karnataka
8. Kashmiri Jammu and Kashmir
9. Konkani Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala
10. Maithili Bihar
11. Malayalam Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep,Puducherry
12. Manipuri (also Meitei or Meithei) Manipur
13. Marathi Maharashtra, Goa, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu,
Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka
14. Nepali Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam
15. Oriya Orissa
16. Punjabi Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab
17. Sanskrit Primary liturgical language of Hinduism. Also declared a
"Classical Language of India"
18. Santhali Santhal tribals of the Chota Nagpur Plateau (comprising the
states of Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa)
19. Sindhi Sindhi community
20. Tamil Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Puducherry (Also designated a
classical language)
21. Telugu Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh
22. Urdu Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Muslim
community in Karnataka

This list doesn't include other smaller languages or dialects. Isn't that fascinating. Can you imagine the administration that goes on the coordinate all these languages. You would have for example Farsi translation of official documents for all of the farsi speaking communities. Some documents could have all official languages printed but think of the cost of printing. I think that it would be farsi for farsi communities and Arabic translation for arabic communities and so on.

So I really do have complete respect for the people responsible for translation, India and it's languages are so much more intriguing that first thought.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ah... the weather, it's been great

Here in Holland, the summer has started (although it's probably not going to last long). The weather for the last week has been glorious. I have spent afternoon after afternoon sitting in the garden with my daughter (she is 14 months, and is developing a great character). Sitting rolling a ball backwards and forwards, it's amazing how something so simple can keep her so occupied and happy.

I would love use parents in law as babysitter, and park myself outside in a cafe terrace and have a nice ice cold beer. Probably not a great idea considering I'm pregnant, so I will just have to grin and bear it, and drink some cold lemonade.