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Archive for October, 2009

Are You Ready For The Biggest Shopping Season Of The Year?

By bloggerexpert On October 26, 2009 No Comments

Whether or not you are a full-time blogger or an aspiring want to be the next few months can be the greatest in terms of you having an impact in your recommendations and case studies. Are you ready to make an all out assault in terms of quality content  that brings more and more relevant information to your readers? Keep in mind that in many business models the next few months is the period of time that will allow them to make their profit goals or not. Is your online blogging business already configured in such a manner to be relevant, effective and efficient to get the maximum amount of targeted reader traffic over the next few months? If not what can you do right now to resolve this? Optimizing your site and making it more relevant are ongoing site changes you should be making on a continous basis.


Listening To A Podcast With A Reader

By bloggerexpert On October 15, 2009 No Comments

Sometimes, of course, access to a personal computer is not available, but it is still necessary to check a certain podcast. Fortunately, many podcast directories offer built in podcast readers in the site. Not only do they often show each recent episode that is available, they may also offer a way to view or listen to those podcast episodes from within the site. By using the viewer contained within the site, it is no longer necessary to even download the podcast episodes. However, the ability to move and share the episodes after downloading is one of the wonderful things about podcasting. The files can be placed on almost and media player, ranging from iPods to the new Play Station Portable. This flexibility is one of the reasons podcasts have succeeded, despite other technologies like streaming music and video. The desire of consumers to have control over technology cannot be over estimated.


Getting A Free Podcast Download

By bloggerexpert On October 8, 2009 No Comments

Its easy to find and download a free podcast. The best way to find free podcasts is probably to check a podcast directory. A podcast directory is a listing of many, sometimes thousands of different podcasts. The podcast directory will usually organize the podcasts by topic and genre, making it easy to find the type of podcast that is sought. In addition, podcast directories often allow the visitors to comment on the podcasts listed, and provide a list of the favorite podcasts on the site, making it easy for users to find the best podcasts available. These podcast directories can be used to browse through, introducing users to many different podcasts they otherwise would not have found.

Once a podcast has been found that interests the user, it is necessary to download the free podcast. The vast majority of podcasts will be free, but there will be a few that may cost a small amount of money. The process to subscribe to and download the podcasts is the same in either case. First, a podcast client needs to be found and installed. There are many free podast clients available, all providing a slightly different user interface and range of options. They come with many different names, such as Podscape, or Nimiq, and searching for ‘free podcast client’ or something like it will turn up many possibilities. When the podcast client has been installed, inputting the feed address will allow the podcast to be downloaded. The podcast client will check the address given for a small, machine readable file called an RSS file. This file will contain information about the podcasts, perhaps some text about the individual episodes, as well as the location of the episode file. Once the podcast client has been located the file referred to in the RSS feed, it will be downloaded and stored on the users computer until the want to view it.


Using S.M.A.R.T With Your Online Marketing Efforts

By bloggerexpert On October 1, 2009 No Comments

As described in a previous post to be successful online does follow a common set of activities. The first is to make sure you have identified a reasonable plan that you can get started on immediately. The second is to work that plan being flexible enough to change it as conditions warrant. The last is to manage the activities of that plan until you are able to profit repeatedly. Once you have gotten that far with your plan then to go further you should start setting goals for your success. I have found the S.M.A.R.T system to work wonders in this regard.

Specific: Goals should be able to be described discretely. A lot of times “Goals” are set that are so vague that it’s nearly impossible to judge whether we have accomplished them or not. Let’s use a common example like “I will lose weight”. As a goal it is way to vague and unspecific. The question you should be asking yourself regarding a specific goal is “Given the way it is currently described can I reasonable know if and when I’ve reached it?”. So using the same idea as the vague statement given before we end up with something like,” I will lose ten pounds by the end of two months”.

Measurable: Goals need to be measurable. For example, many of us want to get in better shape. But, “getting into better shape” is an ambiguous statement. A clearer objective is “I will workout 3-4 times a week for at least half an hour.” It’s a simple, concrete goal. This makes it easy to see if you hit your target.

Achievable: Goals need to be reasonable and achievable. Nearly everyone has tried to lose weight. Often the success of this goal comes down to being able to set practical goals. Losing 15 pounds in 30 days is unrealistic (unless you’re planning a medical procedure). Losing six to eight pounds in 30 days is reasonable. Don’t set yourself up for failure by setting goals that are out of reach.

Realistic: Goals need to be realistic. When we’re kids we think we can do anything. As adults we learn that while we can have a lot, we can’t have it all at the same time. It’s important to honestly evaluate yourself. Do you have the ability and commitment to make your dream come true? Or does it need a little adjustment? For example, you may love to play tennis, but do you have the time, talent and commitment to become a pro? Be honest.

Time Framed: Goals need to have a time frame. Having a set amount of time will give your goals structure. For example, many of us want to find a new job or start their own business. Some people spend a lot of time talking about what they want to do, someday. But, without an end date there is no sense of urgency, no reason to take any action today. Having a specific time frame gives you the impetus to get started. It also helps you monitor your progress.

Now go get to it