Snap! Websites Blog created on September/2010

Submitted by on 09/30/2010 - 19:04

Most of us will fail at one thing or another before achieving great success. You have to realize that if your very first business venture is a top success, you've got very lucky. No! I'm not saying that it never happens, but it is not the usual case. The one main reason is that you need to gain experience to know how to handle your business to reach success.

My company has several websites and only a couple actually work and get thousands of hits every month. Now Snap! Websites is on its way.

Snap! SEO Google Analytics

A quick explanation about this Google Analytics screenshot...

Submitted by on 09/29/2010 - 20:39

Number 1Last week I talked about Squidoo.

This week, I searched for Snap Free Hosting on Google and sure enough, my page appears first. Whether this is good, who knows... (some say that's not the most important part of getting sales! We'll have to touch that important subject soon!) Of course, at some point it will get there for Free Hosting by itself, I'm sure. I still think that's a pretty good position in about 1 week's time. Of course, that Squidoo page links to this Snap! Website. This is definitively what I call Snap! SEO.

Submitted by on 09/28/2010 - 17:01

Google Webmaster Tools -- Website ListI already mentioned a few things in regard to ways of finding who links to your website1. In order to rank your Snap! Website pages (or really anyone's pages if that matter,) Google Search has a complete list of all the links that can be found on the Internet2. Of course, Google knows where the links point to and if they point to your website, then you have the right to know where those links come from (i.e. on which pages they reside on the World Wide Web.)

You may already know that when people click on a link, the website where the link comes from is called the referrer and that this referrer is given to the destination website. This is a good way to find pages with links pointing toward your website, however, many people turn off that feature in their browser3. In other words, in many cases you do not get that information and it looks like the person coming to your website directly entered the URL in their location bar.

Now, there is a way to get the complete list from Google Search!

  • 1. Note that you can find some of your competitors back-links using Google Search and the link:<website> special search capability.
  • 2. It will be very close to all of the links... Obviously, each time someone posts new links, it will not be known immediately. However, if you have an XML Sitemap, Google Analytics and Ping features—and You do with your Snap! Website—then Google is likely to be informed within about 5 minutes and retrieve your new post between 5 and 10 minutes. This being said, it may not index it for a while.
  • 3. This is in regard to privacy issues... By hiding the referrer in your HTTP requests, I cannot know which website you came from and thus I cannot investigate or track your trail on the Internet.
Submitted by on 09/27/2010 - 16:51

If you've been on my blog before, you may have noticed a changed since Friday.

I wanted to do it sooner, but as usual, something else has been popping up here and there.

Snap! SEO has the capability to show your readers all sorts of blocks.

Submitted by on 09/25/2010 - 01:53
Categories: Space Technology Knowledge

The Six Million Dollar ManWhen I was a kid I was watching The Six Million Dollar Man1. I like the story and all of these abilities: see far, run fast, twist steel, jump high... Only Steve Austin could resolve all of those problems without a problem.

If your that old... (I'm sure they run it again and again on some strange channels though!) you may recall the beginning of each episode, especially the older episodes, had a crashing spaceship. This is part of the story, Steve Austin went to space and when coming back, his space ship gets in a grave accident as he loses control of the ship and crashes in a desert generating a large amount of dust.

After that really bad accident, a doctor who has been working with Steve asks surgeons to replace his lost legs, his right arm and left eye with bionic parts. This is the start of many adventures of the Cyborg!

Submitted by on 09/23/2010 - 01:52

Google is a very powerful search engine. The search has been enhanced greatly over the years and is still moving forward. Now we get the instant search among other things...

Yet, most people get the result they want but when you are searching for something very specific it can be quite tricky (or take hours when you had only 10 min. to find the complete answer!)

Here are the few tricks I commonly use.

Submitted by on 09/21/2010 - 22:05

You've received one of those, I'm sure. Blind offers have existed for a long time and it is not specific to the Internet. However, with the advent of email marketing and all of those hackers selling unknowledgeable newbies lists of scraped emails for cheap... you're bound to receive such emails once in a while.

A blind offer is very much alike a blind date. You have no clue what's in it for you. This means you have no clue what you are really purchasing other than whatever hype the people are offering you.

«If it's too good to be true, it probably isn't.»

Submitted by on 09/21/2010 - 01:39
Categories: Snap! Website Technology

Today I wanted to talk about something that's quite important for your Snap! Website but that quite many people do not follow to the letter.

When you are a business and use the services of a professional to create your website, then he or she will enter the content for you. Notice that a professional looking website will have very strict guidelines in regard to content styling. This is what I want to talk about here.

Submitted by on 09/17/2010 - 14:56
Categories: Snap! Internet SEO Marketing

How do I know all of these things about Internet Marketing?! Some of you may be wondering... All the information that I'm giving you here is in fact available for free on many websites, not just Snap! Websites. Not only that, some of the information is specifically defined by search engine engineers who know what they are talking about since they created those search engines!

First of all, I wanted to share with you the Google's Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide. This free e-book is a good read for any Internet Marketer1.

Second, I wanted to review each points from that e-book with Snap! Websites as an example of application of those guidelines and how that applies to your own Snap! Website. Especially, how the Snap! technology helps you in automating most of the tasks.

  • 1. Note that the Google's e-book shows examples in HTML... Remember that Snap! eliminates the need for you to read that foreign language.
Submitted by on 09/16/2010 - 21:00
Categories: Snap! Internet SEO Marketing

I mentioned links several times as I talked about SEO. I'm sure you already know that you can click links to go from one page to another like the Snap! Websites home page, and I was thinking that it could be a good idea to explain what links are and what are the different types of links, and their effectiveness.

Technical Aspect

Flash Content - Clock by bi

Pages on the Internet are generally written in HTML1. HTML stands for Hyper Text Mark-up Language. This is indeed a computer language describing what you want to display on the screen. It is not a programing language, however2.

HTML is composed of two parts: tags and content. All the content in HTML is text. Tags may point to other types of content such as a Flash animation (see on the side,) or an MP3 song, or details about the style of your page.

A link is created using the Anchor tag. It is written as follow:

<a href="">Snap! Websites</a>

  • 1. There are many other formats that one can use such as Flash, images, plain text, PDF, etc. However, the majority of the pages are written in HTML which allows one to format the content nicely and include many different files in a single page.
  • 2. You can incorporate a programming language within HTML, yet, HTML itself is not a programing language. You may have heard of JavaScript and ASP which are commonly used to program web pages.