To Earn Money On The Internet You Should Have Your Own Site

December 31, 2010 by  
Filed under Twitter Marketing Tips

Now, we will start to discuss making money online. It means doing an online business. Although there are some methods to generate income with no site or a product or service, similar to working from home together with Google AdWords and affiliate products. We all nevertheless, have to have our own site to indicate that we are a strong business, along with a online business website.

It’s very like any traditional business. You need a business identify and also a location for your own small business. Performing an Internet business, you need a domain name and also some sort of web hosting server to be able to host your website. And with a small luck it may be the next eBay or perhaps Google. Lets forget about free web hosting providers; find a reliable Internet hosting provider. A really free website and free of charge Internet hosting can not be taken into consideration for your business website.

You have no more than several seconds or even under ten seconds for you to snap up the guests’ interest. In the event you fail, they will be out of there. Furthermore, in the event you confuse site visitors, they will be gone too. You should make a website that men and women want to look through.

Know that domain addresses will be unique – simply no 2 websites could have precisely the same domain address. And lots of Internet hosting companies include a domain name along with online payment, contained in the website hosting. Using such an offer will be the simple method to make the most of your Internet business website.

There are plenty of excellent reasons why you need to choose the right website hosting. First and foremost, it should be excellent for your web business. If you don’t sign up for a package which gives you all of what you need to manage your web business, you will not have the ability to attract and also keep a loyal client base, in order to broaden your web business.

Imagine this, you are a visitor to some other website. Just what are you searching for and how come you stay on that site? A Internet websites style should be appealing in addition to being simple on the viewers eyes. Reckon about your potential customers. Reckon of yourself! Ordinarily, your site ought to be clean, crisp, as well as attractive. Images work nicely along with a text message while you are introducing your own products.

Being able to navigate the site ought to be constant all over every single page of the site. Make the most of some sort of design template, to generate an organized design along with a routing scheme which is constant for each and every web page of the site. Test to be able to make sure that none of your websites hyper links are broken. When adding new links to the routing bar, ensure that it’s added on each and every page. Remember broken links are generally disastrous on your online business.

Safety is additionally an essential attribute supplied through Internet hosting providers, and that is one more instance of just how a small business can benefit from the appropriate website hosting company. When an online business is unable to promise clients that it’s safe and sound to type in their sensitive information on the businesses website, there’s likely to be lots of people that will not go ahead and take the chance. Especially with regards to their own banking information – credit card numbers and also bank account details – safety is essential.

The primary objective will be to have guests to come to your website. Giving your site response forms, contact information and also terms of use or maybe policy page is going to improve your Internet site. The right web hosting is critical while starting.

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5 Ways to Use Twitter to Become a Happier Person

December 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Twitter Basic Tips

A lot of people see me, you and others “Tweet” and wonder why they should get involved. I am questioned this question at least once per week. Twitter is a fantastic, fantastic platform that we can all use to make a huge difference in our lives if use it well. Here are some ways that I use Twitter to help me that you can use, too, and become a much more pleased person.

1. Tweet to help people that you wouldn’t otherwise reach.

Be intentional about sharing wisdom and lessons you’ve learned in life. You might do this in concert with a blog or not, but either way, you’ll feel better knowing that there is someone out there benefiting from something you’ve learned. They might be on the other side of the planet, but they’ll appreciate knowing someone else has gone through what they’re experiencing.

2. Tweet your goals and allow people to provide accountability.

I like to Tweet about things with which I need help or encouragement. Twitter can give you the powerful benefit of positive peer pressure. For example, when you have plotted to workout or skip the buffet today, tell people about it. There will usually be a number of people who will answer with encouragements and even tips to help you with your challenge. It also helps you to know that people are going to be expecting results from you.

3. Tweet to direct people to your business and generate sales.

This is an simple one so I won’t dwell on it. But, after you start building a following, you’ll learn that a number of people will simply want to know what you do for a living. Just tell them. They may have been looking for you all along. They already know and trust you now, so building trust to lead to a sale won’t be as necessary.

4. Tweet to wind down.

Tweeting when you’re pissed off, frustrated or otherwise needing to rant is a fantastic thing – just watch some of your language – and it can be a lot less destructive than putting your fist through a wall or yelling at your spouse. Tweets live forever, so keep it clean. It’s well known that it’s better to let it out rather than keep it in, so use all caps if you need to do so!

5. Make friends.

I believe that we are who we spend time with. I’ve been intentional to seek out and follow and interact with people who are going where I want to go in life. In your regular life, it might be hard to find people who make barcode art. Twitter allows you to expand your reach. Surely there are other people around the globe with your interests – no matter how obscure.

I have done all of the above. I have found that using Twitter throughout my day and my week really ENHANCES my week by increasing my focus on productivity. This is in contrast to other social networking sites that often require a lot more energy of me than I get back in benefits.

Get to Tweeting! Tweeting with purpose can benefit you a lot!

Twitter has a lot to prove in 2011

December 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Twitter News

Twitter Inc. gained more than 100 million registered members this year and approached the new year with a fresh investment of $200 million.

Now the San Francisco firm must prove it can live up to its newly elevated valuation of $3.7 billion.

So “2011 is the year where they’re going to need to increase their user base pretty dramatically and prove to advertisers that Twitter advertising works,” said Debra Aho Williamson, an analyst with the online research firm eMarketer Inc. “Right now, the advertising is mostly experimental.”

In 2009, Twitter’s growth was fueled by members who followed celebrity tweeters like Ashton Kutcher. In 2010, Twitter pushed its role as an vital source of news and information, which turns the 140-character message into a new mass-media channel.

And that could ultimately help the company justify the investments it has received.

“Twitter is very much an ‘of the moment’ information network,” said Augie Ray, a social media analyst for Forrester Research Inc.

“When you look at the way Twitter has driven the news cycle over posts about earthquakes in Haiti or weather reports or what Lady Gaga is doing, you get a picture of how vital Twitter is beyond the pure numbers of people who access it on a daily basis,” he said.

For Twitter, the past year has been marked by change and growth. New Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo called 2010 “one of the most meaningful years” in the company’s history, which may not say much since Twitter was founded in 2007.

2010 moves

Still, during the year, the microblogging service:

— Promoted Costolo in October from chief operating officer, a go designed to elevate the company’s push to develop revenue sources. The former Google executive (and onetime stand-up comic) replaced co-founder Evan Williams, who wanted to focus on developing Twitter itself.

— Introduced new advertising platforms called Promoted Tweets, Promoted Trends and Promoted Accounts. The company was already making a small profit from licensing access to its Twitter stream to search engines like Google and Microsoft’s Bing.

— Added more than 100 million registered members, to bring the total to 175 million worldwide, with 65 percent living outside the United States. Those members sent more than 25 billion tweets this year.

— Bought the company that made Tweetie, a well loved third-party Twitter application for the iPhone. That signaled Twitter’s go to gain more control over how users accessed the service on mobile devices, and the firm later released official iPad, BlackBerry, Android and Windows 7 apps.

— Increased its workforce from 130 to more than 350, and that’s up from 25 in early 2009. The company projects it will max out its current South of Market headquarters sometime in 2011 and is in the market for additional space.

— Introduced a major redesign of to make it simpler for members to access Web pages, video and other material linked in tweets.

— And earlier this month, Twitter capped the year by landing a major round of investment led by renowned Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which chipped in $150 million. Another $50 million came from previous investors. The new round brought the total the company has raised to about $350 million and raised its valuation to $3.7 billion, up from about $1 billion last year.

The influx of cash ratchets up expectations for Twitter’s future.

“Every time a new, higher valuation is announced, it increases pressures and expectations,” Forrester’s Augie Ray said. “But I have to say the execs at Twitter don’t show much sign of pressure. They seem confident and assured.”

Outside research shows Twitter is still far less well loved than Palo Alto social-networking giant Facebook Inc., which has more than 550 million members worldwide. A recent Pew Internet & American Life Project study found that only 8 percent of adult Internet users in the United States – equal to about 6 percent of the overall adult population – use Twitter.

Following along

And, according to new research from Sysomos, a social media analytics firm, the service is less about sharing and more about following.


Benny Evangelista, Chronicle Staff Writer


December 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Twitter News

Twitter, which was made by a 10-person startup in San Francisco called Obvious, is a heady mixture of messaging, social networking, “microblogging” and something called “presence,” shorthand for the thought that people should delight in an “always on” virtual omnipresence.

Twitter’s rapid growth made it the object of intense interest and a honest amount of ridicule, as it was derided as high-tech trivia or the latest in time-wasting devices. But its use in Iran in the wake of the disputed presidential election of June 2009 to organize protests and disseminate information in the face of a news media crackdown brought it new respect.

“Twitterers” or “tweeters” send and receive small messages, called “tweets,” on Twitter’s Web site, with instant messaging software, or with mobile phones.

When a user is logged in through the Web or a cellphone, it questions one simple question, “What are you doing?” Users answer in 140 characters or fewer. While some of these tweets have the profundity of haiku, most are mundane, like “Sure is pretty out tonight” or “My eyes itch. I am very aggravated.”

Unlike most text messages, tweets are routed among networks of friends. Strangers, called “followers,” can also choose to receive the tweets of people they find fascinating.

In April 2010, Twitter rolled out a much-anticipated plot for making money from advertising, finally answering the question of how the company expects to turn its exponential growth into revenue.

The advertising program, which Twitter calls Promoted Tweets, will show up when Twitter users search for keywords that the advertisers have bought to link to their ads. Later, Twitter plans to show promoted posts in the stream of Twitter posts, based on how relevant they might be to a particular user.

In its small history, Twitter has become an vital marketing tool for celebrities, politicians and businesses, promising a level of intimacy never before approached online, as well as giving the public the ability to speak directly to people and institutions once comfortably on a pedestal.

But someone has to do all that writing, even if each entry is barely a sentence long. In many cases, celebrities and their handlers have turned to outside writers – ghost Twitterers, who keep fans updated on the latest twists and turns, often in the star’s own voice.

It is not only celebrities who are forced to look to a team to produce real-time commentary on daily activities, but also politicians like Ron Paul, who have assigned staff members to make Twitter posts and Facebook personas. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign used Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

In 2009, people in Iran and Moldova made their own searchable tags on Twitter to organize protests against their governments and share information with each other and the world. In April, Moldovans used the network to rally more than 10,000 young people against their country’s Communist leadership. And in June, Iranian opposition supporters mad over presidential election results used Twitter and other forms of new media to share news on rallies, police crackdowns on protesters, and analysis.

With the authorities blocking text-messaging on cellphones, Twitter has become a handy alternative for information-hungry Iranians. While Iran has also tried to block Twitter posts, Iranians are skilled at using proxy sites or other methods to circumvent the official barriers.

In a notable moment during the Iranian protests,  State Department official e-mailed Twitter to request a delay in scheduled maintenance of its global network, which would have cut off service while Iranians were using Twitter to swap information and inform the outside world about the mushrooming protests around Tehran.

Twitter complied with the request and briefly postponed its upgrade. The episode demonstrated the extent to which the Obama administration views social networking as a new diplomatic tool. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton talks regularly about the power of e-diplomacy, particularly in places where the mass media are repressed.

The New York Times

How do you get your tweets in organic listings?

December 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Twitter SEO Tips

The outbound tweets for what is being promoted can be written with SEO and keywords in mind, crafted to be unique. As long as these messages don’t feel like spam and if you can make people visit to your blog via Twitter, this is indeed an SEO advantage that you cannot afford to miss.

1) Choose a Twitter handle strategically – Twitter handle, which can be your name, company name, brand name, blog name and so on. While choose a twitter handle (your username) make sure it is relevant to your blog or website and is simple to remember as it is the part of the SEO title for the tweets appearing in Google search engine. For example if you are running iPhone blog then you can probably use twitter handle starting with iPhone.

2) Boost your Twitter Profile Page Rank

  • Optimize your meta description – Your Twitter ‘bio’, is really your meta description. Make sure to include keywords.
  • Show web site’s URL – Do not forget to show URL of your blog or website prominently on your twitter profile page. This will eventually increase the organic traffic as people often click the URL for seeking more information. It is vital to note that this link does not provide any SEO link juice due to a “Nofollow” attribute in place.
  • Optimize your page description – Use target keywords on your profile page and make sure to use keywords in your Tweets.
  • Make inbound links – Just post articles with an anchor text link to your Twitter profile on article syndication sites. This strategy helps in boosting your profile’s page rank.
  • Direct relationship between followers and profile PageRank – If you have lots of followers you will be well loved among twitter users, which will eventually boost page rank of your profile page.
  • Place Twitter profile Link in footer or sidebar, which is accessible via every page.

3) Follow Related Theme Profiles Only – Search engines increases your twitter profile link juice when you are able to get followers from excellent PR twitter profiles. Make sure that you add only those twitter users that are related to your blog content or share tweets on similar interest. This will increase number of retweets and thereby traffic.

4) Use 301 permanent redirect, while shortening URL – TinyURL,, are well loved URL shortening services that redirect users to the real URL via 301 (permanent redirect) and provide backlinks to your content. Search engines do not index TinyURLs, but index and pass PageRank to the actual URLs instead.

5) Use desired keywords in tweet content – Twitter does not allow you to tweet for more than 140 characters. Instead of automatically shortening the links on, it is strongly advised to use URL shortening service like Once your URL is shortened, you have much more space to include more target keyword into twitter content.

6) SEO Optimize Title of Tweets in Twitter – The most vital part of your post for keyword/SEO consideration is the first 27 characters. It’s this first part that becomes part of the <TITLE> on your Twitter static pages. Twitter uses the following <TITLE> format:

Twitter / Your Username: 27 Characters …

For Example, Title of the tweet will be <title>Twitter / Chris Martin: Bing (tool) Bar for IE &amp; F …</title>

The same SEO rules that you apply to write optimized titles for the post must be used for twitter tweets as well. The only difference is that you have a restriction of 27 Characters as compared to 65 Characters in Blog Posts. For optimized tweets use keyword rich Titles within first 27 characters.

7) Use Hashtags in Tweets – Hashtags are similar to keyword meta-data. Basically, these are tags that that help those who seek similar content learn your Tweets. They’re like tags on Flickr, only added inline to your post. Hashtags are made by prefixing a word with a hash symbol: #hashtag. This will help the visitors to view your tweet around a particular topic. To search most recent and hot hashtags visit Alternatively, you can use to find new hashtags.

8) Retweet Startegy – An indexed tweet provides 27 characters or so for title post excluding ‘Twitter / Your Username: ‘

Make sure your tweet’s character limits allow for optimal retweets. It is vital to keep the tweet under 125 characters, allowing your followers to add “RT @yourname” in front of the tweet. If you retweet the retweeted tweet it will result into the following link-

Twitter / Chris Martin: RT @Username RT @Username RT @Use ...

The original <title> of the Tweet is now truncated, with no keyword in place. To show link like some of us delete all the “RT @yourname”  text before retweeting into the Twitter Network. But it is not advisable, as the strategy could have adverse impact on your twitter profile pagerank. Instead you can add the RT @Username at the end of the Retweeted content.

9) Tweet in order to get your article retweeted – This is the most vital part for getting huge twitter traffic. In order to get more traffic and relevance to your tweet make sure that you retweets, other blog articles and encourage others twitter users to share (retweet) your Twitter content. Keep in mind the Retweet strategy discussed above.

10) Tweet and retweet relevant content timely – Make sure you are tweeting and retweeting articles keeping your followers and blog content in mind. If you are hosting a blog on windows 7 and tweets on windows 7 and H1N1 Tips simultaneously, then Google search engine may not like your twitter profile. This exercise may result in decrease in number of followers as well. Only share the links when you feel it should be, do not spam the twitter.

The Guest post is written by Jeffry McDowell , a part time Technology blogger who blogs on

Useful Twitter Widget

December 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Twitter Widgets

Twitter Profile Widget

Twitter Profile

Want to show your Twitter updates on your blog? This is one of two official Twitter widgets that will let you take your status updates and place them up anywhere that allows custom widgets. The fantastic thing about the Twitter Profile Widget is that you can place your tweets on a loop.

Twitter Puts The Kibosh On Automatic Ads

December 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Twitter News

I first saw the news on Twitter, with a link from @blogherald to their post Twitter Kills “Pay Per Tweet” Companies (The Twitterverse Rejoices).

It looks like Twitter has finally made up its mind regarding third party tweet ad services (like Be-A-Magpie, BeTweeted and the infamous Sponsored Tweets via IZEA) and the verdict is “no ads for you!”

Then I head over to Sponsored Tweets and check out what they’ve got to say: Changes Coming to Sponsored Tweets

We are going to make some changes to the way Sponsored Tweets works. We will no longer be publishing directly to your account through the Twitter API. Instead you will have to write the tweet yourself in whatever Twitter client you see fit.

Yes, it will be a more manual process. Yes, we liked the ancient way better too. But we want to comply with Twitters guidelines and be a excellent ecosystem partner. We have always made adjustments to our system to remain in compliance. Twitter has allotted 30 days to make this change, we will try to get it out as soon as we can. Until then it is business as usual.

Seems some people are thrilled, and some are absolutely irate. Basically, Twitter seems to not be telling us what we can and can’t post, but rather HOW we post it.

… we will not allow any third party to inject paid tweets into a timeline on any service that leverages the Twitter API. We are updating our Terms of Service to articulate clearly what we mean by this statement, and we encourage you to read the updated API Terms of Service to be released shortly. (Twitter Blog)

So it’s not that you can’t, it’s just that by doing things this way, it makes it more annoying for you and they’re hoping you give up entirely.

They claim it’s for the “long term health of the Twitter ecosystem”. Some feel that it’s simply because they don’t want anyone making money until they do.

What are your thoughts?

Lara Kulpa

50 Ways to FAIL On Twitter

December 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Twitter Marketing Tips

Like many others, I scoffed at Twitter when I first heard of it. What use could sending small messages to people I don’t know be?  The mental leap from IM and Facebook status updates to Twitter makes it simpler, but business use seemed pointless at first.  As I noticed more of my Search, Social and PR industry peers using Twitter, it seemed a excellent thought to test out.

While I don’t have a million followers, or even 100,000, I’ve found out that for my purposes, quality is the key and the 13k or so followers I am lucky to be associated with are appreciated a lot more. Being strategically useful and helpful builds trust, attracts influential followers (vs bots and spammers) and results in a new channel for social networking.  Individual tweets may or may not be useful, but when you add them up over time, a larger picture emerges.

Twitter Marketing tips are not hard to come by. Ease of use combined with the overall ease of publishing online makes available more than enough advice on using Twitter as a consumer as well as for brand monitoring, marketing, customer service, real-time search, competitive intelligence and even direct sales.

Yes, there’s plenty of advice on what you should do with Twitter, but based on increasing mis-behaviors, there are many ways to fail.  Below is a list of 10 “Don’ts” on Twitter from me, followed by 40 more provided by the smart Tweeple who responded on Twitter :

  • Don’t auto answer follows with a link to your free piece of crap ebook. This sentiment is shared several times below.
  • Don’t provide an obscure description of who you are and what you do
  • No photo or an image that only makes sense to you and your imaginary friends
  • Don’t mention a fantastic resource with no link
  • Not customizing your background
  • Don’t post 10 messages in succession (also repeated below)
  • Don’t follow over 1000 people in a 2 hour period
  • Don’t write about the cat/hamster/potted plant over and over again
  • Don’t swear often and expect business people to take you seriously (Unless you work for Outspoken Media)
  • Don’t over-abbreviate.

Lee Odden – Online Marketing Blog

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