Google Goes Social -Will We Like +1?

Google has jumped further into the Social Currency scene with the limited US launch of the +1 rating tool for its search engine.  Despite the limited release, it is possible for us interested folk in the UK to participate in this beta stage, by going to Google’s Experimental Labs where it is possible to join the experiment from one of your Google accounts and get early access to the new tool. It is very likely that this tool will be the precursor to Google going beyond its previous “social layers” in tools like Google Buzz, into a wholesale assault on Facebook’s turf.  Once the plus one tool is active, the Big G will be using that data to tweak its plans for the next big social network. This short video shows some of the details of the...

The Quickest, Easiest And Most Secure Method Of Backing Up Your WordPress Blogs

The Quickest, Easiest And Most Secure Method Of Backing Up Your WordPress Blogs

Today, 3:25 Re: The Ultimate 1-Click WordPress Backup Solution! On a beautiful late fall afternoon, two Internet Marketers graduated from the same website creation class and proudly set up their new websites. They were very much alike, these two proud marketers. Both had used the premiere website solution available today – WordPress. Both were better than average Internet Marketers, both had identified a great niche to conquer and both – as budding businessmen are – were filled with ambitious expectations for the future. One week ago today I heard from both of them. They were still very much alike. They were still both smart, ambitious, businessmen fully capable of real success. But there was a difference. One of the men was forced to scrap his WordPress site and...

Offline Marketing Is HOT! Are You Getting Your Piece Of The Pie…?

Offline Marketing Is HOT! Are You Getting Your Piece Of The Pie…?

Everybody knows that you can make some serious bank marketing offline, and/or providing services to offline businesses that we consider second nature. Don’t you want to have your own ‘Offline Marketing’ niche blog just like the one in the image below ready and waiting to WOW your potential customers? Even something as simple as a blog is totally amazing to many offline business owners who have ZERO IM experience and wouldn’t touch an FTP client with a 10 foot pole. Position yourself as an expert by grabbing this awesome ‘Offline Marketing’ Niche Blog fully optimized for Adsense, Amazon and Clickbank. I’ll even throw in 1 year free domain name registration and 1 year free hosting! Check this out – everything is...

The Power of Social Media Doesn’t Die

Remember that saying? “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!” Well it’s not really a truism after all, that’s for sure. With the mushrooming of social media, most of us have an evidence trail as big as Watergate following and pointing us out. Stuff doesn’t seem to die on-line – in many cases unfortunately. I came across this video from Socialnomics other the other day and it sets out with references below it some incredibly important and life changing statistics. Including a little reminder about what the third biggest country in the world really is! I quote some of the statistics from Eric Qualman’s Socialnomics Blog below. Over 50% of the world’s population is under 30-years-old 96% of them have joined a social network...

Taming the SEO Beast

Taming the SEO Beast

As I moved into my new business persona as an SEO practitioner, I was painfully conscious of my lack of mileage or credibility.  One of the most important angles to my new business venture is to ensure that my postings and website content actually have some value to the people who find their way to this blog or any of the other places I maintain online.  Sometimes this means I have to pull the plug on what I want to say and hand the floor over to someone more experienced or point you towards their blog. I’ve spent many hours …. days… nights and more trying to make sure that I have picked up on the most up to date knowledge and winnowed out the dodgy methods of optimising websites in favour of the techniques that are ethical (white hat as some...

Local Search Engine Optimisation – Not a New Fad

Local Search Engine Optimisation – Not a New Fad

A lot of the stuff that is peddled online is tosh and twaddle when you finally get your head round it.  It would be understandable if the majority of readers of this article thought that the fuss over local search engine optimisation services for local small and medium businesses was more of the same!  Having finally made the commitment to focus on my niche in the online marketplace as a local search consultant for businesses in my area; I would be somewhat upset if it should prove to be the case. David Mihm is a guy who; by accident or design, has made a solid reputation for himself in the ranks of SEO experts.  Although I think he is US based and talks directly to that market, the UK as usual tends to follow the same evolutionary pathway.  Mihm has been...

A Short Winter Climb to Revive Jaded Spirits

A Short Winter Climb to Revive Jaded Spirits

After a night out in Penrith and with winter still having its icy grip on the Lake District; what better way to take advantage of a low pressure day than to grab a quick trip up one of the classic little ice climbs around Thirlmere.  I couldn’t track down anyone to come out to play, so it had to be something fairly easy going and quick to access.  This was clearly the excuse I needed to have a look at Launchy Ghyll.  This is one of those under rated mini classics that I’ve been meaning to get round to for years, but had always been tempted by higher places. Launchy Ghyll is rated grade III but is one of those amenable climbs that lulls you into thinking it will be perfectly OK for a quick morning solo.  As Launchy is an SSSI (Site of Special...