Wiki Walks In - take noteWritten by John Calder
© 2004, John Calder http://www.TheEzine.net
Are blogs soon to be passť? Probably not - but there may soon be a new kid in town. Blogs, by their nature, revolve around blogger. This is great for marketing purposes. It's a way for your customers to get to know you, and therefore to help build relationships with them. In particular, reader comments capability that most blog software offers help your readers, customers, and prospects interact with you personally. Now, wiki is on its way in as yet another alternative for marketers.
A wiki is server-based software that lets a group of people edit wiki pages as a team. Think of forum software combined with blog software - that's a bit like a wiki, but wikis are much more group-centric than a blog, and much more flexible than forum software. Each member, with proper login access, can contribute to web pages within wiki's control. This means they can add, update and delete content. Often marketer will act as a moderator to approve wiki changes, but wiki users have much greater leeway in making web page changes than almost any other online tool.
Blogs And Your Work From Home Internet BusinessWritten by Tom Worsley
As a work from home internet business entrepreneur you have several really good tools on internet you can take advantage of in order to build your work from home business. A blog is just one of those tools that you can use and should be taking advantage of.
In recent months blogs have become more and more popular all over internet. A blog, or weblog, is a personal Web site updated frequently with links, commentary and anything else you like. People maintained blogs long before term was coined, but trend gained momentum with introduction of automated published systems, most notably Blogger. ( http://www.blogger.com ) At blogger.com Thousands of people use services such as Blogger to simplify and accelerate publishing process. This makes it very simple to create several 100 pages within a site all with same look and feel but with different content. This of coarse is exactly what major search engines are looking for.
There are several reasons why a work from home internet business entrepreneur like my self would use blogs in their arsenal of marketing tools. The number one reason for me is to gain better search engine exposure. I have several blogs already started. Two are merely work from home business article databases. Every time I write a new article or find a good one someone else wrote, I submit it into my blog which crates a new page in my site. The search engines will find and spider this new page. I also have a work from home tips blog which I try to post several good tips to each week. This is all great content for my work from home internet business web site that my visitors will hopefully want to read.