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Business Blogging Can Help You Build Strong Customer Relationships

Business Blogging Can Help You Build Strong Customer Relationships

Business Blogging Can Help You Build Strong Customer Relationships

Business blogging is now seen as the best way forward to connect with your customers on a regular basis. At one time designing a website was the way to go to showcase your services and goods, but not any more. Business blogging is definitely the smart way to build customer relationships.

What do blogs have that websites don’t? Well, for a start a blog is a website, but it’s designed in a different way to connect through Really Simple Syndication or RSS to the search engines and anyone who wishes to receive updates regularly – one thing a traditional website doesn’t do.

But more importantly, a business blog allows you to build relationships with your customers by allowing your personality to shine through. No-one likes the gimmicky sales pitches, they are becoming a thing of the past. What we want now is a ‘connection’ with the people who are selling us services and products. Continue reading

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What is Verizon FiOS High Speed Internet?

What is Verizon FiOS High Speed Internet?

What is Verizon FiOS High Speed Internet?

What is Verizon FiOS High Speed Internet?

You have probably heard the buzz surrounding the latest offering from Verizon, Verizon FiOS. Verizon FiOS is a fully updated network of digital TV, digital phone and digital broadband Internet service
. In some areas of the country only the Verizon FiOS Internet service is available because of the laws and licenses in different parts of the country.

How is Verizon FiOS different from digital cable Internet service or regular broadband Internet? The biggest difference is in the speed. Normal satellite and cable Internet services offer a speed of about 8 mega bytes per second at the top tier of their service. Verizon FiOS Internet service starts at 5 mega bytes per second and then climbs to 15 mega bytes per second and 30 mega bytes per second depending on which package you choose. Even though the Verizon FiOS Internet service is significantly faster than any other type of satellite or even cable Internet service the prices for the Verizon service are competitive with other high speed Internet services. Depending on where you live Verizon FiOS service might even be cheaper than cable Internet, which is usually more expensive than satellite Internet service. Continue reading

5 Steps the Internet Gurus Use to SEO Thier Website

5 Steps the Internet Gurus Use to SEO Thier Website

5 Steps the Internet Gurus Use to SEO Thier Website

To achieve long term success running an internet business
will require you to receive many free visitors from the search engines. This is not hard to do and can be done using the five following tips from the experts. The key phrase to learn and understand is “search engine optimization.” Google and the like will optimize your website based on the information you give it. Therefore to build a SEO optimized website you will want to concentrate on various things including the layout and design, as well as the keyword phrases that you target.

Here are a few ideas on how that can be done…

1. The first thing to consider is the length of time you register your domain name for. They normaklly like to see domain names that are registered for two years or longer at a time.

This shows confidence and longevity in your business, and will make it friendlier when it comes to being optimized and ranked.
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Your First Blog Post – What to Write

You’re ready to make your very first blog post but not quite sure what to say? Maybe you figure since blogging seems to be so casual you can post whatever your heart desires and not be overly concerned. If nothing more it will at least get the ball rolling for you.

Well actually you could post whatever you want.  On the other hand you may be serious about doing something constructive with it like building a list of loyal subscriber’s who share a common interest.

The point here is if you have a definite direction or purpose for your new blog you should treat your first post much like an introduction to a new friend.

Here are 4 key elements you will want to include in your first blog post. Continue reading

Blogs Good for Business

As you can surmise, one of the principal reasons why businesses find blogs effective as business tools is they help generate or increase sales. While there is no quantitative amount with regards to the exact monetary significance of blogging on sales, there are evidences of some sort of return on investment. Increase in sales can be and often is one of the indirect effects of successful blogging.

Imagine sitting in front of your computer with millions of people (shareholders, business partners, competitors, employees and the media) conversing about business and the like. Now imagine if you can use all the information you learned to establish what product or service your customers want, why they want it, how they want it and how much they are willing to pay for it. This is precisely what a blog is all about and much more. Definitely, blogs are good for businesses. Continue reading

Social networking

We live in an increasingly connected world. Or at least we live in a world where it is now easier to connect with other people using a variety of Web-based tools, commonly referred to as online social networking. But has the quality of our connections — virtual and actual — really improved?

We need more than just new tools to help us make more connections. We need tools to help us improve the relationships we already have. After all, no matter how good technology gets, the quality of our social network is still something that we control ourselves.
How big is the phenomenon called social networking? Two out of every 3 people online in the United States now visit social networking sites, and top sites such as MySpace and Facebook have begun to rival top search engines such as Google and Yahoo in terms of Web traffic.

Indeed, social networking is hot. It includes everything from hugely popular video and music sharing to online dating and professional networking sites. Niche sites are also gaining steam. At Naseeb.com, for example, you can share photos and swap stories with other hamster enthusiasts about your favorite furry friends.

Technology is pushing social networking into entirely new realms that are re-mixing the off-line and online worlds. A variety of new “social mobile software” tools allow us to identify and connect with friends and strangers while on the go. It is now possible for singles to flirt via cell phone with cute prospects in a bar and to use a laptop computer to identify complete strangers with shared interests sitting around you in a coffee shop.

Even more intriguing are virtual worlds such as Second Life or online games such as World of Warcraft, where millions of people interact, not as themselves, but through disguised identities called avatars. Because these online worlds allow for complete anonymity, people tend to do and be things they might not do or be ordinarily. And so a kind of underground or secret social networking has emerged.

In the near future, our online interactions will begin to more closely mimic offline interactions. Technologists are currently experimenting with mood-sensing tools that enable computers to read our facial expressions and share those expressions with others in whatever online environment we inhabit at the moment. While our virtual identity may be shielded, our emotional state may soon be available for all to see and feel — online.

Despite the ability to connect with millions of strangers worldwide in new and interesting ways, online networking has not significantly improved the connections with people directly around us — our family, friends, and local communities.

In some cases, it has had the opposite effect of trading close connections for distant and virtual ones. Fortunately, there are a number of new social networking services that are focusing on local connections.

The ability to link up with people both near and far in greater numbers and with greater frequency, however, will not improve our ability to communicate well when we establish contact. And having 100 “friends” on MySpace is no cure for a lack of friends in the real world, though it may give us the appearance of being more connected.

Don’t get me wrong. I love social networking and have used a variety of these tools to get in touch with people I might not have previously been able to contact, to help friends grow their networks, and to reconnect with long-lost friends.

But none of these tools I have tried or seen so far has helped me personally feel any more confident walking up to a stranger on the street, making eye contact, saying hello and shaking hands. And they don’t make me a better face-to-face conversationalist or more honest and heartfelt with the people I do know.

Of course, there is only so much that technology can and should do. The choice of how we make connections is now more varied and complex, and new communication forms will continue to change the way we interact socially. But what we do with, and how well we advance, those connections is still entirely up to us individually … and hundreds, if not thousands, of our newest friends.