I have been building websites and blog sites since way back in the 1990’s. I have also spent an unbelievable amount of time looking at different websites and blogs ever since I first got online and started browsing since the early 90’s. Over the years I have seen a countless number of websites and blogs, both good and bad. Now since I have spent so much of my lifetime online I often get asked, what makes a good website or blog? My usual answer to that question is, you can just tell if one is good by going to it and looking around! Since I usually give an answer that really doesn’t give much information to whoever asks me what makes a website or blog good, I thought I should maybe outline some key things that help me in my judgment on how good a website or blog is. The saying “You can’t judge a book by it’s cover” is unfortunately, something that I don’t necessarily adhere to when passing judgment on a website or blog. I do tend to look at how nice the site looks and that figures into my perception of that particular site. I’m onlyREAD MORE !
In today’s modern online world it seems that everywhere that you look someone is trying to sell you one thing or another, and that’s just about all they seem to care about. My belief is a bit different. Don’t get me wrong, I like to make money as much as the next person, but I have learned that building relationships with customers or potential customers can make you more money and be more rewarding in the long run. I have owned a couple of different business in my life, and they were all successful. I owe part of my success in business to the fact that I didn’t treat everyone like they were a wallet I was hoping to pry open as fast as possible. I was raised around my grandfather, a business owner himself, who had taught me that if you treat people with respect and go out of your way to show them that respect and that you value them as a customer of yours, it will pay off in the long run. Yes, these practices don’t always get you the quick bucks, but they will get customers to come back for more of your products orREAD MORE !
These days it seems like just about everyone either has, or wants to start their own blog or website. So many changes over the last several years have made it a lot easier for anyone one who wants their own site, to have one. Some people want to have their own site so that they can share their knowledge, experiences, information as well as lots of other things. Other people want their own website or blog to make money, whether it’s some extra spending cash or enough to live off of. No matter what the reason that you want to have your own site, the most important factor that can and will determine the success of your site is choosing the niche that is best for you. When people are trying to decide what niche they want to have their site in, sometimes that choice is a tough one to make. However, it doesn’t have to be a tough choice if you just take a step back and consider some choosing points. First, one of the main keys to having a successful website or blog site is having accurate and appropriate content (articles, stories, etc.) on your site.READ MORE !
In today’s world, social media is a main source of getting your ideas, passions, hobbies, information and more seen by millions of people around the world. If you have your own website or blog site then using social media can be a key component in driving traffic to your website or blog site. The many social media websites, especially the larger ones like Twitter, Facebook and Google+, have millions of people that use them daily. This means the potential to get your posts on these websites seen by all these people is huge. Now, I for one, can understand why so many companies, websites and people make many postings on these social media sites. However, when do the number of Tweets, Shares and every other postings become just too much? When and where is the line drawn between doing great promoting and going too far? The answer doesn’t really have a definite line as to what is too much and what is adequate. Without a definite answer, as it’s impossible to determine exactly, each person, company and website needs to think about what message they want to send to their followers, friends, etc. on these social media websites.READ MORE !
When you are considering starting your own website or blog one of the first things that you need to think about is what domain name you will be using for it. If you don’t know what a domain name is, a domain name is the web address that you type into your web browser window to take you to a particular website. Something like google.com, ulterios.com and so on. The domain name that you choose to use for your website or blog is more important than many people think. This article will point out a couple of the reasons why the domain name and the spelling of the name that you use for your website or blog should be considered to be very important, and why you should put some serious thought into which domain name you choose to use for your site. First off, the domain name that you choose to use for your website or blog is the name that you will be known by as far as your website visitors and potential website visitors. So, put some thought as to what you want your site to be known as. You don’t want something that looks or soundsREAD MORE !
Recently I have come across thread postings on a couple of different web forum websites that I am a member on that had topics and stories of sellers not going through with a transaction for something that the seller had listed up for auction on a website. The sellers had stated to the winning bidders, that they were not going to go through with a sale because they didn’t get a good enough winning bid for them to complete the transaction. These were what is called a “No-Reserve” auction. Now, in a “No-Reserve” auction a seller lists their product/item/etc. for sale and they are supposed to sell it to the winning bidder, no matter what the winning bid amount is. These type of auction listings are usually put up by the seller as a “No-Reserve” auction so that it will draw more attention to their auction listing, thus increasing the potential for more bidders on their auction listing and hopefully a higher price that they would have gotten with a “Reserve Price” auction. A “No-Reserve” auction draws more attention than an auction for a product/item/service that has a set reserve price (a minimum price of which a seller isREAD MORE !
Reading the news across the internet, watching the news on TV and what’s going on lately has me asking “What is this World coming to?”. Maybe it’s just me and because I am getting older, but I just seem to think there is just so much craziness and hatred going on lately in this world. We have the extremist group ISIS / ISIL and the turmoil in the middle East, we have all the military and political drama going on in the Ukraine area with them and Russia as well as other kinds of drama and hatred between different people and countries all over the world it seem. We even have rioting going on right here in America! Lately it just seems like we, as a people, are causing and creating a lot of hatred between people at a time when we should be enjoying all that life has to offer us. There is so much going on in the world that isn‘t bad, why not take time to see and enjoy it? As I have reached what is generally called the “Middle-Age” of life, I have realized that great things can NOT be achieved with hate!READ MORE !