Podcasting - What you don't know could hurt your business.

Written by Steve Humphrey

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What about making your own podcast for your own business or website? That's not exactly rocket science. Get some sound recording software (Audacity or WavePad, for example) and a microphone. Then record some MP3 files yourself.

All that's left is to get them up onrepparttar web somewhere and have them formatted into RSS. Some blogging software and services allow you to attach audio to a blog post. There's even free programs you can use.

For example, you could open a Producer account at:


You can start withrepparttar 145160 free account, which lets you store up to 40MB of MP3 files on their server. It's enough for about four half-hour shows.

That's an easy and risk-free way to try out podcasting. They also have paid accounts for people who want to do more than experiment with this new media.

Now why would you want to podcast? I can think of many good reasons. Here's a few: Put some recordings of your band up and maybe you'll get a recording contract. Sweet!

If you did a teleseminar, make it available torepparttar 145161 world. Position yourself as an expert and people will take you more seriously.

Maybe you know about news items thatrepparttar 145162 local and national media won't pick up. Podcasting gives your story a chance to be heard. Maybe you just want to share something personal withrepparttar 145163 world.

Whatever your reason for wanting to put your music or voice onrepparttar 145164 web, podcasting is an easy and inexpensive way to do it. So pick up that microphone and record your thoughts. I'm waiting to hear it.

============================================================ Steve Humphrey is a programmer, web designer and author of 2 ebooks on programming. His latest project is making podcast technology easy enough for anyone to use. Visit these sites: and ============================================================

Steve Humphrey spent almost 20 years in the telecom industy before becoming a free-lance programmer and consultant. He's taught himself 7 (or more) computer languages and written two ebooks that teach people how to use CGI, Perl and PHP. He was using the Internet several years BEFORE the Web existed. He started building web pages the old-fashioned way - by hand in NotePad. Likes DreamWeaver but still works mainly in text editors.

Where are my Google Adverts?

Written by Tom O'Brien

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Example 1 - Inefficient (Worst case scenario) An inefficient approach to adwords advertising is shown inrepparttar following diagram: Adwords Advert Inefficient Exposure

Here we can see thatrepparttar 145159 advertiser has too high a CPC and too low a daily campaign budget.

Example 2 - Underserved (Slightly better) An under-served approach to adwords advertising is shown inrepparttar 145160 following diagram: Adwords Advert Underserved Exposure

This example shows us a low campaign daily budget and a low max CPC forrepparttar 145161 keyword (low relative to page 1 results that is).

Example 3 - Optimised (Where most advertisers should aim) An under-served approach to adwords advertising is shown inrepparttar 145162 following diagram: Adwords Advert Optimised Exposure

Here we seerepparttar 145163 CPC is relatively low butrepparttar 145164 campaign budget allows for high exposure thus giving more impressions and likely more sales (dependent on your skills at conversion).

Example 4 - Maximised (Whererepparttar 145165 big boys live) An under-served approach to adwords advertising is shown inrepparttar 145166 following diagram: Adwords Advert Maximised Exposure

Here we seerepparttar 145167 CPC is "high" (their CTR will also be high thus offsetting costs) andrepparttar 145168 campaign budget allows for high exposure thus giving more impressions and likely more sales (dependent on your skills at conversion).

This isrepparttar 145169 ultimate aim of your Adwords campaign - to be able to dominate your market by being able to pay high CPC costs allrepparttar 145170 time as you are able to make more profits through scaling your budget.

  • To increase your advert exposure - you must increase your campaign daily budget.
  • To increase your advert position, you increase your maximum CPC.

There is an excellent free PDF here: www.adgooro.com which goes into further detail on this and other issues related to adwords and how to dominate your market.

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Tom O'Brien is an Adwords Qualified Professional
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