Where is your website? Why is it invisible? We can help you be seen.

Written by malcolm james pugh

The Questions

Its amazing how many businesses have spent good money on website design and still are getting little or no return on this investment. Try answering these simple questions.

How much have you spent on you website? Maybe £5,000 ($10,000) or have you gone forrepparttar all singing all dancing £15,000 ($30,000) site with animated pictures, frames and rolling pages. Butrepparttar 140412 question remains - what business benefit are you deriving from your site?

How much more business are you getting because you have your website? Can you quantify and trackrepparttar 140413 incremental business you have received forrepparttar 140414 investment you have made.

When you search on what you consider a key word or phrase associated withrepparttar 140415 products/services that you provide, where does your site appear inrepparttar 140416 page rankings? Try Google, MSN and Yahoo, and try and find your site. If you are not onrepparttar 140417 first page, ask yourselfrepparttar 140418 question - how many people searching for my key word/phrase will bother going torepparttar 140419 second page of results?

.Now look atrepparttar 140420 companies that are getting a high position inrepparttar 140421 results - do you know why this is? These organisations are your key competitors and are taking business off you every day ofrepparttar 140422 week, in fact its 24/7 becauserepparttar 140423 net is always available acrossrepparttar 140424 globe. The Answers

The answer to this problem is quite simple. You have paid for someone to design a pretty website, not get you ontorepparttar 140425 first page ofrepparttar 140426 results page. But its even worse than that, some ofrepparttar 140427 techniques they have used to make your site look nice may actually reduce your ability to be seen. Yes, that's right you have paid good money to become anonymous to your customers!

Yes, You Are Creative!

Written by Chris Dunmire

Are you one of those people who claim Ďnot to have a creative bone in your body?í If so, youíre going to love this newsflash: Yes, you ARE creative!

Why am I so confident in telling you this? Forrepparttar simple fact that Iíve observed countless people in my life ó friends, family, and co-workers ó make this same claim only to later realize how wrong they were! Oh, and guess what? I used to be one of those ďIím not creativeĒ people too.

Iíll tell you what. If you still donít believe my claim that, Yes, you ARE Creative!, I challenge you withrepparttar 140336 following exercise.

3 Ways to Explore Your Creativity

Iím a firm believer that you can easily tap into your creativity by expressing yourself through creative arts, crafts, or writing. I want you to choose any one of these mediums for this exercise.

Next, Iím going to prompt you with a project idea that you must agree to spend at least 15-30 minutes of your time on.

Okay, are you ready? Here goes...

If you choose:


Draw, sketch, paint, or collage a picture that incorporates these five elements (realistically or abstractly):

- Door

- Water

- Animal

- Time

- Currency


Using craft sticks, papers, yarns, fabrics, or found objects, do one ofrepparttar 140337 following:

- Design an easy craft project for a pre-school class.

- Pretend youíre a world famous artist and build a 3D sculpture for an upcoming gallery show. (Keep in mind that anything you create will be adored and snatched up by your fans, even if you think it looks like junk.)

- Create an abstract ornament to be auctioned off at your favorite charity.

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