10 Helpful Tips For Running A Profitable Web Site

Written by Dan Brown

1. Address your targeted audience on your business site. Example: "Welcome Internet Marketers". If you have more than one, address them all.

2. Make sure your content and graphics are relevant to your web site's theme. You wouldn't want to use a bird graphic on a business web site.

3. Alert visitors by email when you add new content to your web site. This will remind people to revisit your web site.

4. Offer a way for visitors to contact you on each web page. List your email address, fax number and phone number.

5. Give peoplerepparttar option of viewing your web site offline. Offer it by autoresponder or printer friendly version.

6. Make sure a least 50% of your content is original. The other option is to offer something else original other than content, like software or an online utility.

Google – A Bit of History

Written by Halstatt Pires

The first question most people have is, “Whatrepparttar heck is a “Google?” It is a play onrepparttar 141397 word “googol,” which isrepparttar 141398 mathematical figure 1 followed by 100 zeros. Depending onrepparttar 141399 level of your love for math, this is eitherrepparttar 141400 greatest or lamest name for a search engine. Regardless,repparttar 141401 clever kids at Google have turned it into a cultural standard.

The Beginning

Larry Page and Sergey Brin co-founded Google in January of 1996, then known as BackRub. The boys were inrepparttar 141402 early twenties and classic computer geeks. Sergey was born in Moscow, alum ofrepparttar 141403 University of Michigan and visiting Stanford. Larry was assigned to be his guide. During this visit, they obviously hit it off or today nobody would give a hoot about linking strategies.

Although two men andrepparttar 141404 name “BackRub” may raise some questions,repparttar 141405 name actually referred to a method for producing search engine rankings. Specifically,repparttar 141406 BackRub search engine was designed to analyzerepparttar 141407 “back links” to a site. Although BackRub developed a following with those inrepparttar 141408 know, nothing much happened for a few years.


As with most new businesses,repparttar 141409 boys needed some serious cash. The brass at Yahoo was interested, but initially passed. Sun Microsystems, of all companies, provided an answer. Andy Bechtolsheim was one ofrepparttar 141410 founders of Sun and, thus, hadrepparttar 141411 necessary deep pockets. $100,000 later,repparttar 141412 new search engine company was onrepparttar 141413 way to stardom.

A New Name

As legend has it, BackRub became Google for a rather humorous reason. Apparently, Bechtolsheim accidentally maderepparttar 141414 $100k check out to “Google, Inc.” You can make your own guess as to which one ofrepparttar 141415 boys said, “Hey, I have an idea for a new name.” In September of 1998, Google opened a small office in Menlo Park, California. The rest, as they say, is history.

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