A Person Is Known By the Blog He Keeps

Written by Abhishek Sarkar

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MSN has even gone torepparttar extent of making a common 'passport' database across all its services. So now, a MSN user can use his own personal 'id' across MSN messenger, Spaces and hotmail. Also, MSN has integrated its Spaces with MSN Messenger 7.0. The users of MSN Messenger 7.0 will have a tab labeled 'gleams' which will inform them when their contacts have updated their individual blogs.

Recent statistics from MSN shows that MSN has 170,000 daily blog updates. This number is huge consideringrepparttar 134903 fact that most ofrepparttar 134904 bloggers do not update their blogs on a daily basis.

The Literature ofrepparttar 134905 new era is no longer limited to books. From Poems to Features, from Humor to Short Stories, everything can be found inrepparttar 134906 blogs. http://alphablog.rediffblogs.com/2005_27_03_alphablog_archive.html http://alphablog.rediffblogs.com/2005_03_04_alphablog_archive.html

Though good blogs are a trifle to find, yet close scrutiny will reveal every blog to be good in its own personal aspect. After all, blogs are a slice ofrepparttar 134907 blogger's life and every one's life is a good source of learning experience.

http://alphablog.rediffblogs.com/ This also opens uprepparttar 134908 teaching value of blogs. Blogs can be a mirror of life, culture and society. What can be a better teacher than one with a plethora of experiences to offer on a silver platter?

Abhishek Sarkar works as an Executive Content Developer and Analyst. He is currently associated with Alpha Blog.

Seven Strategies for Building a Successful Internet Business

Written by Amy Flynn

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Post your site to a trustworthy web-hosting provider- Your site is effective only when people can see it. If your web site is inaccessible, you can't do business. Use a web-hosting provider that guarantees a high level of service. They should have daily backups and redundant systems. A good provider gives you access to web statistics. Statistics can tell you where customers are coming from, what they look at and what lead them there inrepparttar first place. Because you are dealing with sensitive information, your provider should use state ofrepparttar 119123 art security to protect your site from hackers.

Promote your web site- Promote your site every chance you get. Search engines are a great way to do this because they bring in a target market. Add relevant keywords and a description torepparttar 119124 metatags and then register withrepparttar 119125 search engines. If you are unfamiliar with metatags, some software packages will help you add them and submit your site to search engines.

Put your web site on your business cards, print it on receipts, put a sign in your store window, tell people you've started a website. A link exchange is useful. Make sure your links are relevant and compliment your site.

Place ads in papers or trade journals targeting your audience. Write a column for a local newspaper. Offer a free web seminar at a library. Go where your customers go.

Stay informed about your web site- Provide a form or an email address so customers can include comments. What do they want from your web site? Are they complaining aboutrepparttar 119126 pages or images? Can they orderrepparttar 119127 products they want? Can your server handlerepparttar 119128 web traffic?

Web statistics can provide important information. You may be getting a lot of visitors, but very few orders. Look at your site from a customer perspective and reviewrepparttar 119129 tips about web design.

Change your business based onrepparttar 119130 information you receive and know- Customer feedback is like a free business consultation, if you know how to use it. Even angry letters can serve a purpose. When customers takerepparttar 119131 time to give you feedback,repparttar 119132 underlying message is "We want to order from you, here's how you can let us." Pay attention to their comments and give customers what they want.

Amy Flynn Go Daddy Software aflynn@godaddy.com 480-824-1353

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