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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.
Submitted by on 09/15/2010 - 15:20

Password Strength

I'm sure that, if you've been around for some time, you've heard of someone's account being hijacked. Half the time, that's because the password was something too simple. Although all companies could force you to enter a safe password, only banks really do it (and a few geek websites that you have probably never even heard of!) At least, Snap! Websites have a counter that let you know the strength of your password as you type it.

There are many tools that will help you check whether your password is considered safe. For instance, password1 is not safe. So are all the words found in any dictionary (especially English, but whatever the language, all the same.)

Submitted by on 09/14/2010 - 17:03
Categories: SEO Marketing

SEO WheelI've mentioned SEO several time already on my Snap! Websites blog.

SEO means Search Engine Optimization.

What that means is pretty simple although it is not automatically easy to follow the proper steps and create a well optimized website or blog.

When you create a website you're probably trying to get people to read its content and eventually take action (i.e. buy a product you sell or click on an offer you're an affiliate of.) There are two main ways to bring people to your website. One is called Organic and the other is called Advertising. Both are legitimate there is no shame at using either one or both.

Submitted by on 09/14/2010 - 02:17
Categories: Snap! Articles SEO Marketing

Copying and Copyright History

Up until the 15th century, when Gutenberg invented the first mechanical press using an existing screw press, only scribes would duplicate books, all by hand. It was time consuming and each copy generally included changes (enhancements and also errors.)

Between the 15th and 17th centuries, with Gutenberg's invention, the number of books grew quickly and more authors were born. This also created the fast spreading of a lot more information between many more people. Governments across Europe quickly imposed regulations of the press in an attempt to reduce the ...

Submitted by on 09/11/2010 - 17:29

The Internet is littered with thousands of directories and yet there still people who create new ones... like me here on Snap! Websites. Well... I like the idea of a central repository of directories that I could use and thought that it would be nice to share them with you.

So... I talked about SEO quite a few times and you know that it is very important for your website. The one main reason that your Snap! Website Google Rank grows is because of what is called Back Links. Back Links are standard links1

  • 1. A standard link is defined in HTML code with the Anchor tag. For instance, to link to ...

Submitted by on 09/09/2010 - 23:46

A question that I quite often get from newbies is: how can I know that my Snap! Blogger site is getting there?

The following are several points that I wanted to bring to your attention and that are very easy to check1. Each one of these should be a goal, although you may want to tweak the list to your own personal taste.

Submitted by on 09/08/2010 - 15:48

You may have heard, again, that Bit Torrent was involved in a lawsuit on September 4, 20101. Each time, the lawsuit is about copyrighted material and in this specific case it is about a number of people sharing porn movies via Bit Torrent.

So... Is Bit Torrent illegal?

Submitted by on 09/07/2010 - 15:30
Categories: SEO Social Media Marketing

I think that if you are interested in Blogging to talk about yourself, your dog, your awesome cooking, then you are certainly not affected by all the Internet Marketing Hype trends! On the other hand, if your end goal is to make money with your blog, you probably read all those sales letters each one telling you that the previous won't work because no one uses that technique anymore.

Blogging has been around for more than 10 years and the same people still make money and new bloggers are getting there every day.

The difference between the hype and a good sane approach is quite simple...

Submitted by on 09/06/2010 - 14:46

As you move forward with your blog or website, you want to add content with your keywords. This will make Google index your pages with that keyword1.

My blog talks about Snap! Websites as well as Snap! Blogger Lite, Snap! Blogger Pro and Snap! Business. Those are our 3 products and the name of this website so kind of like the name of my blog.

Having decided that Snap! by itself or Website by itself would not cut it very well on a Google search, I combined both. After about two weeks posting on my blog, there are the results...

  • 1. If you have products, make sure to mentions several products in each post. If you are selling brands (Nike, Xerox, Coca Cola, etc.) then mention the brand names all the time.