How your business can save money with VoIPWritten by Louis Philip
Many of you have probably already heard about VoIP, or voice over IP. This is a technology that allows you to make telephone calls using internet. From a consumer standpoint VoIP offers significant savings in monthly phone bills and long distance charges.
However, what you are probably only starting to hear about is significant cost savings that VoIP brings to business's. A recent Business Week article titled "The Power http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_25/b3938601 of Us" .htm describes story of a small 35 employee software firm in Palo Alto, Calif. that uses Skype to make 90% of their 2k$ per month long distance phone bill vanish. This is only one of many similar stories.
So how do you get started? Well, you can either start by checking out more than 1100 VoIP providers that exists today, doing a careful analysis of all pros and cons, or you can simply go to http://www.skype.com/ and download Skype.
Skype is essentially "plug a headset or phone into my computer and it costs me nothing to make telephone calls" option. Skype is free, Skype is easy to use and Skype works. It is completely painless.
Perhaps, if you are like me, you will start using Skype because you want to stop paying for long distance at home. After a while you realize that this would be great at office. Since you are probably sitting at computer anyhow, you will find that it is more convenient to simply talk to a colleague on Skype rather that picking up phone and dialing a number. And that Skype conversation is completely free regardless of where that person is located.. absolutely no cost what so ever!
After you get used to paying nothing for long distance, you will begin discovering some of Skype's other options. As of June, 2005 Skype has following options:
Seecrets On Website Promotion: The Hard Truths On Writing Free-Reprint ArticlesWritten by Stan Seecrets
Experts in website promotion all agree on this: get as many inbound links as possible. To achieve this, write free-reprint articles, sent them to major article depositories and soon you will have hundreds, if not thousands of inbound links. That is hype, razzmatazz. The experiences of this techie turned internet writer may provide some useful pointers.
This author started with a clean website and wrote 5 articles in as many weeks. There is nothing else.
Within a week, this authorís site got a #1 ranking from Google, using authorís name as keyword and has stayed there during this period. MSN finally gave a #1 ranking after wavering between 8 and 12. For 2 to 3 days, Yahoo ranked it as #1 or #2, after which, ranking disappeared altogether.
There are about 100 sites which reprinted these 5 articles. Many did not activate link found in authorís bio. The three major search engines reported a total of 48 inbound links. MSN reported 34 links, Yahoo 13 and Google 1. All in all, this authorís site received about 100 visits from various countries. One article appeared in foreign-language site from Brazil.
Do not be surprised at meeting odd article pirate. This particular website strips authorís bio, changed title slightly, take whole article in word for word and claim article as his original creation. Looking at this site closely, it is easy to spot various styles of different writers, yet this article pirate claimed authorship of all those articles.
This authorís personal take.