Monday, January 31, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tips for creating a free business listing in Google Places: Adding useful descriptions and relevant categories
You will be asked to choose at least one category from our standard list - just start typing in the categories field to see what is available via the auto-suggestions.
We recommend always choosing the best matching and most specific category for your business - for any specific category, Google will be able to automatically determine the more generic category as well. That means, if you are a Mexican restaurant, you should go for ‘Mexican Restaurant’ and not ‘Restaurant’ - Google then automatically knows that if you are a Mexican restaurant, you are also a restaurant.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Beginning today, our small- and medium-sized business customers will also be able to access the same applications that come with Google Apps for Business: Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Video, and more.
Most of Verizon’s service offerings are in the cloud and delivered to any business connected to the Internet with a click of the mouse. So it makes sense for us to offer Google Apps for Verizon to allow businesses to communicate and collaborate in the office or on the go.
Google Apps for Verizon – with three free user accounts – is available to business customers that subscribe to a bundle consisting of Verizon Internet service and either Verizon voice or TV service or both. Customers have the option to buy additional accounts. Also included is a domain name free for one year (i.e. yourbusiness.com).
Other small business essentials provided in Verizon’s bundled solutions include an easy do-it-yourself “kit” to develop your business’ professional website, Internet security, online backup, and more. Most importantly, we offer WiFi access – a necessity today to quickly respond to customers and access programs and files while out of the office.
Verizon’s business bundled solutions are available in parts of 12 states (CA, CT, DE, FL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PA, RI, TX, and VA) and Washington, D.C. Those who just need Apps can subscribe to Google Apps for Verizon for $3.99/user/month.
To better help and inform small businesses, my team also developed the Verizon Small Business Center, a one-stop online portal with free resources, industry news, expert advice delivered through free webinars, networking opportunities, discounts, and much more. In combining these free resources with cloud products and services, we’re helping small businesses gain a competitive edge. Even the smallest companies now have access to technology that’s being used by larger businesses at minimal cost.
Google Apps for Verizon helps Verizon’s business customers harness the power of the web in new and exciting ways.
It's time to vote! I have had the jitters all weekend waiting for today to get here. Now that it's here, I am a nervous wreck! I have already seen everyone's entries, and there are some AWESOME projects! Please head over to Sew Dang Cute and vote for your THREE favorite projects. I'm hoping that mine fits into your three faves;o) But I can't tell you which one is mine until the voting has closed:o)
I couldn't have been paired with a better "Star" for this competition. Beckie from Infarrantly Creative is my star. She has been GREAT to work with. If you haven't visited her site, you need to do so. She has so many great ideas. VERY inspiring.
Today, I get a special delivery. A new washer and dryer!! Yeah baby!! I am off to do some cleaning before the guys from Lowes show up:o) Happy (Voting) Monday!!
Friday, January 21, 2011
There is so many thing that you shouldn't do in self marketing blogs.Because, if you doing this you will not find successfull in your way to promoting and marketing product. Yesterday i have been told you on what you should do in self marketing blogs, and now you must check this for guide you to make a successfull self marketing from blogs.
1. Using free blog for marketing,
Maybe some marketers had a success story with it,but it takes more efforts,strategy,good keyword,luck and etc.This will not works for you! i repeat this will not works for you, why?
Marketing with blogs actually need more consistence and spending lot of time to maintain your strategy.Have you ever seen how many marketers fail to sells and marketing product because they use a free platform? Let see Amazon with thousand product and category. A success marketers using a self hosted blog to marketing the product. They can maintain the condition on the market and they had great keyword bidding because they can use domain as keywords.
Lets check www.gadget.com and gadget.blogspot.com,do you think the buyers want to writes a long blog names to buy a gadget? sure they will choose www.gadget.com and write it on Google search engine.Then how they will find your freeblogs? and buy something from you? none.
2. Not using SEO ?
Search Engine Optimization if i'm not wrong, how many keywords that you have? how many keywords that you use? do you know meta tags? Long tail keywords? no. Ok you must consider this, The number 1 site that shown in google search use SEO in their web/blogs.They use it to have better indexed by Google search engine. If you have marketing blogs in full markets then you have to use it if you wants to shown your blog in 1-10 place on Google Search Page 1. SEO is the key to have better index in search engine so why dont you try to use it?
3. Spending more for ads campaign?
Ads campaign is the valuable tricks to bring visitors and costumers to your marketing blogs.It still the best way if you have good keyword research. But for new marketers, you must have balance to use it,otherwise this tricks will burns your pocket like a hole.They key to use great campaign is keyword bidding and keyword research. This takes a time, but if you don't use SEO in your web this keyword will not work good and make your ads campaign useless.
i have seen many people failed, they broke and have debt problems because they don't have balance. Keep your cards safely for this.
4. Buy Traffic
If you had own blogs,Use SEO, and better ads campaign but you still don't have visitors, don't try to buy traffic! how can i have visitors? and buying my product? Traffic from Traffic generator is fake! you willl not have value on this. They just sending you traffic and no buying act. If you wants to have visitors and buy something for you then you must buying an email list, Because the money is in the list.
The easy way to make a list is from visitor that being subscribers in your web. And how you get the subscribers ? give them bonus reports,dirty little secrets ohh they loved to,blueprints,and Cash Prize. Buy an email opt in and email list builder, that will work good than you burn your pocket in crazy adscampaign... Aweber is good for this...
5. Banner,banner and banner
if you had blogs, using SEO, have a lot visitor's, an email list, subscribers, great content, good landing page, pre selling page, but why they wont buy? Too much banner, great size of banner, too much button and no focus and straight line, Bang! you wont have a selling today.
Too much banner,uncategories link ads and another ads banner will blown away your visitors mind.Great landing page is,ABCD ! you can add banner that relevants to your product and linked to your affiliates.
DO not put too much banner ads,2 or 4 is enough. so the visitors can choose the right product and buy from you. if you had lot of affiliates link and dont have any site,dont have landing page ,all you had just an affiliate banner then you must check this.You can use 01viral.net you can put your affiliates banner and campaign them in free traffic generator like trafficswarm or easyhit4u.com, It will back up your affiliates and visitors to your affiliates link without spending a dime for it...
6.let it rolls
There is no magic cash moments,if you dont take more efforts on your work, then you will not being a succesfull marketers.There is no automatic, auto pilots, autocash without a pararel programs of softwares. Updating your marketing blogs is needed. Fresh content and new prize will hit a timebomb that your visitors love to. Winning a $100 prize to bring your friends here is the good programs, than you spend it on adwords in just 1 days. Justin Mitchie doing this and had great feedback from his visitors.
7. Only Single Blog?
Theres so many ways to had more value from a marketing blogs.If your blogs had a succesed level then you must take a long step of it.Double it,dont waste your time to brings more visitors better if you take a little time to double your revenue from another blogs.If you put www.Mydogs.com for the fist marketing blogs then you must make www.mycats.com, www.mypets.com,or www.mywife.com Why not! new blogs .. new wife.. new cash!
Thats you shouldn't do in self marketing with blogs.
To kick off 2011, we wanted to thank a few small businesses for taking the first step toward enhancing their online presence—and to provide additional resources for achieving this goal. So over the holiday season, we paid a surprise visit to five small businesses who recently started advertising their businesses online: Create A Cook and Twinkle Star in Massachusetts, Ramy’s Garage and Atlas Flooring in Texas, and Cloud 9 Frozen Yogurt in Georgia. These small businesses span several industries, but their founders share one common goal: to expand beyond their brick-and-mortar storefronts and into the world of e-commerce.
To help, we gave them each of them $100,000 in AdWords spend for 2011 as well as free consultations with AdWords representatives. Because we know online presence means more than just AdWords, we’ll also be providing them with web consultations, wireless service for the year as well as a few other little surprises. See footage from our surprise visit below:
We’re looking forward to making big investments in small businesses far beyond these lucky five. Small businesses have long benefited from Google products and services; now our hope is that all small business owners can have greater access to the tools and training they need to develop a cohesive strategy for doing more business online. We started last year by creating the Google Small Business Center and asking small business owners about their biggest wishes for 2011. We received an overwhelming response from business owners who, like the owners of these shops, want to do more business online in 2011.
The Google Small Business Team surprises Atlas Flooring in Texas.
We’re thrilled to help these five small business owners find online success in 2011 and we think we have a lot to learn from their experiences. We’ll check in on them from time to time and report on their successes as well as their growing pains.
In the meantime, check the Google Small Business Blog for updates, and if you’re a business owner, visit the Google Small Business Center for information on how you can bring your business online in 2011.
Posted by James Croom, Product Marketing Manager, Google Small Business Team
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The star that I am paired up with is Beckie over at Infarrantly Creative. You really need to check out her site. There are some B-Awesome crafts on her site.
(A little "Bolt" Humor for you Disney fans out there)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Participating in these parties:
We recently released Google Places with Hotpot in Google Maps for Android, and starting now, you can have that same great experience as an iPhone app. We realize the importance of finding places you’ll love while you’re out and about, no matter what mobile device you use. And Places with Hotpot not only helps you find places near where you are, it gives you the best places to go for you by personalizing your search results.
In case you aren’t familiar with Google Places, it lets you quickly search for places nearby and personalizes the results based on places you’ve rated. We get you started with a few popular search categories, but you can also tailor the list by adding your own favorite searches. This makes it fast and easy to find the best places for you with little fuss.
It can be pretty rewarding to discover a new place you love, but we also realize that there are some experiences you just can’t wait to share. So Places makes it super simple to rate a place with your iPhone while you’re there. Just fire up the app and hit “Rate now.” It will use your location to guess your current place and let you post a Hotpot review right from your phone. But it’s not just about getting to say what you think—the more you rate places, the more you’re sharing about your tastes and the more we can give you personally tailored recommendations.
If you want to make things even tastier, just visit google.com/hotpot from your desktop computer. Here you can add friends to the mix and quickly rate all the places you already know. Once you’ve added friends, you’ll find your results seasoned not just with reviews from around the web and recommendations based on your own personal taste, but also with your friends’ opinions too.
Get the Places app on your iPhone now by searching for Google Places in the App Store or going here.
This first version of Places is available for all iOS devices in English only. However, expect more features and improvements to roll out soon, including localization in many new languages. We’re hard at work to make Places with Hotpot more and more delicious.
Posted by Greg Blevins, Software Engineer, Google Hotpot team
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Are you a US or UK based Webmaster? WebDesigner? SEO? Marketing Consultant? Freelancer? or offering web related services to Small Medium Businesses? then keep on reading...
At Google, we’re committed to the success of the digital economy and we believe that helping small business get online and thrive is fundamental to that success.
We recognize that many SMBs rely on freelancers and small agencies to create and manage their online presence as well as help them with their online marketing. To make the jobs of these agencies easier, we’ve launched a new training and incentives program called Google Engage for Agencies.
Google Engage participants will receive free access to educational resources dedicated for them and more incentives to grow their own and their clients’ businesses.
We hope Engage will help businesses that offer web services in attracting new clients and in adding value to existing clients. Check out Google Engage today and learn about the benefits the program can offer your business and the SMBs you support.
If you’re a webmaster, web-designer, digital agency, freelancer, SEO, IT consultant, or provide any other web services to US or UK based small businesses, you can apply to join the program starting today.
Please see links below for information on participation for US and UK-based agencies:
Google Engage for US Businesses
Google Engage for UK Businesses
Posted by: Alon Chen & Esra Guler, Product Marketing