I’ve known many web designers who started giving free service before they made it big. In a profession where everyone (including non-design degree holders) can be a web designer, launching a career to achieve a far-fetched dream always begins with a rough start. It’s hard to break into an industry full of portfolio-armed designers, especially if you’re a beginner.
If you’re a small business owner, you know the value of time and money. Unfortunately, there have probably been times when you’ve experienced a deficit in both areas. Thankfully, with the increasing popularity of the Internet, there are now professionals offering their services as virtual assistants. Small businesses virtual assistants complete much of the same tasks – sometimes even more – as the traditional executive assistant. If you’re new to the concept of virtual assistants for small businesses, you may wonder what value these 21st century professionals will provide your business. Read on to see three of the ways that virtual assistants can provide you the biggest bang for your buck.
There has been a constant battle between these two names in the web development industry since the beginning. Each of them has come with different solutions that revolutionized the creation of websites. But the main fact still stands: these are two most liked by users everywhere, and they respond to users’ needs accordingly.
The decision to work in contract jobs can be a long-term career choice, or a short-term way to secure work. Contract workers are hired to perform a certain job or task, or for a specified period of time. When the terms of engagement are completed, the contract worker is free to pursue other work. This type of arrangement may appeal to people who don’t fit into the typical employee mould, who want more work options during uncertain times, or who just want to be masters of their own destiny.
Articles have always been a big part of the world of search engine optimization. This means that whatever you do, you should never ignore them and if you decide to employ article marketing as your link building strategy, you should know a couple of things before you start. In case you don’t want to pay professionals to write the articles for you, you should write them yourself. This can be difficult especially when you have never done it before.
A recent post on the Gmail blog discussed how to help prepare for a disaster with data on your local computer. The post recommended people backup their important data using Gmail and Google Docs as a measure to keep all important documents safe. However, these alternatives rely on cloud storage and Google services, which many people do not want to rely on in a bad situation. That is why Dropbox is a viable alternative.
Use SQL Server Grep Command To Find What You Want
If you are a programmer looking for a very nice search function grep, this might be the thing for you: SQL Server Grep. It will work on many different platforms, it was originally developed for Unix but it can be used on a Microsoft Server, an SQL server grep can even be used in Perl to quickly search and locate strings of text.
Adding Site Feeds to Google Buzz
One of the more popular features of Twitter is the ability through their API to post at intervals or when an RSS feed is updated a tweet to Twitter automatically. So blog owners don’t have to worry about tweeting their new blog entries cause it is done automatically from a service like TwitterFeed.com.
With Google Buzz being the latest micro blogging platform, everyone wants the same features as Twitter from Google. Of course Google doesn’t want some of the features that it deems to be problematic, but it does allow you to post your RSS feed automatically to your Buzz account whenever a new post is available. Just how do you get Buzz to connect to your site or sites?
There are a number of posts about adding a an XFN tag to the site or a rel=me tag when you link back to your site from Google. But all this seemed silly to me because the sites aren’t profiles of me, they are just blogs that I work on occasionally about topics that I enjoy. Then I discovered the simple way to connect a site.
Go to the Webmaster Tools portal within your Google account and add the site you want to connect to within Buzz. Verify the site by adding a file or a meta tag to the header of the home page. Then return to GMail, Click on Buzz, and Click on connected sites. The new sites will now be available for connection. Your latest post will appear within Buzz and new posts will automatically be posted.
Now if only I could figure out how to get more followers of my Google Buzz without a public interface.
LinkMarket – The Link Exchnage Network
I was receiving many varied request to exchange links with webmasters on a number of different sites. I began to search for a network where I could do all my link exchanges without having to email individual site owners. LinkMarket.com came up in the search results from Google and I have been working with them since that time.