10 Ways To Find Inspiration To Develop Content For Your Blog

1. Always be alert to conversations and situations

2. Read the Latest News In Your Industry

3. Create A Google Alert

4. Subscribe to the Top and Favourite Blogs in your areas of interest

5. Create A Poll

6. Take The Results from a Poll and Turn it into a Post.

7. Comments as a Source of Inspiration

8. Make another blogger a star on your blog

9. Read Books Offline

10. Switch On your Multimedia Mind

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Facebook is the New Google

Much of the discussion throughout the Web industry this week has revolved around Thursday’s announcement of Google Instant, the revolutionary new feature that has many business owners wondering about the future of search engine marketing in particular and Internet advertising as a whole. There was some other news, however, that Google may have hoped you missed, as it shifts the marketing conversation from search to social – specifically, away from Google and directly on to Facebook.

Facebook Pages
If your business doesn’t have a presence on the site yet, drop everything you’re doing and go set up a Facebook Page. If you already have a Facebook Page for your business, perhaps you could be getting a little more out of it. Some of the basic rules of thumb include the following:

•    Set goals for your Facebook page and monitor your progress
•    Make your page interesting and informative, and update it as often as you can
•    Promote your Facebook page on your business website and elsewhere; add a Find us on Facebook button wherever you can
•    Reward your Facebook Fans with discounts and special promotions
•    Create a Facebook user group that will be of interest/useful to your audience
•    Join other Facebook user groups that pertain to your industry or niche
•    Take advantage of Facebook’s tools; track your success with Facebook analytics (more…)

12 Quick Tips To Search Google Like An Expert

12 Expert Google Search Tips

1. Explicit Phrase:

Lets say you are looking for content about internet marketing. Instead of just typing internet marketing into the Google search box, you will likely be better off searching explicitly for the phrase. To do this, simply enclose the search phrase within double quotes.

Example: “internet marketing”

2. Exclude Words:

Lets say you want to search for content about internet marketing, but you want to exclude any results that contain the term advertising. To do this, simply use the “-” sign in front of the word you want to exclude.

Example Search: internet marketing -advertising

3. Site Specific Search:

Often, you want to search a specific website for content that matches a certain phrase. Even if the site doesn’t support a built-in search feature, you can use Google to search the site for your term. Simply use the “site:somesite.com” modifier.

Example: “internet marketing” site:www.smallbusinesshub.com

4. Similar Words and Synonyms:

Let’s say you are want to include a word in your search, but want to include results that contain similar words or synonyms. To do this, use the “~” in front of the word.

Example: “internet marketing” ~professional

5. Specific Document Types:

If you’re looking to find results that are of a specific type, you can use the modifier “filetype:”. For example, you might want to find only PowerPoint presentations related to internet marketing.

Example: “internet marketing” filetype:ppt

6. This OR That:

By default, when you do a search, Google will include all the terms specified in the search. If you are looking for any one of one or more terms to match, then you can use the OR operator. (Note: The OR has to be capitalized).

Example: internet marketing OR advertising

7. Phone Listing:

Let’s say someone calls you on your mobile number and you don’t know how it is. If all you have is a phone number, you can look it up on Google using the phonebook feature.

Example: phonebook:617-555-1212 (note: the provided number does not work – you’ll have to use a real number to get any results).

8. Area Code Lookup:

If all you need to do is to look-up the area code for a phone number, just enter the 3-digit area code and Google will tell you where it’s from.

Example: 617

9. Numeric Ranges:

This is a rarely used, but highly useful tip. Let’s say you want to find results that contain any of a range of numbers. You can do this by using the X..Y modifier (in case this is hard to read, what’s between the X and Y are two periods. This type of search is useful for years (as shown below), prices or anywhere where you want to provide a series of numbers.

Example: president 1940..1950

10. Stock (Ticker Symbol):

Just enter a valid ticker symbol as your search term and Google will give you the current financials and a quick thumb-nail chart for the stock.

Example: GOOG

11. Calculator:

The next time you need to do a quick calculation, instead of bringing up the Calculator applet, you can just type your expression in to Google.

Example: 48512 * 1.02

12. Word Definitions:

If you need to quickly look up the definition of a word or phrase, simply use the “define:” command.

Example: define:plethora

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Google analytics Advantage

Google analytics

Dashboard

  1. Visits
  2. Pageviews
  3. Pages/Visit
  4. Bounce Rate
  5. Avg. Time on Site
  6. % New Visits
  7. Number of unique visitors
  8. Pageviews for major pages
  9. Traffic source overview
  10. A map of where visitors are coming from

    Visitors

  11. Visits
  12. Absolute Unique Visitors
  13. Pageviews
  14. Average Pageviews
  15. Time on Site
  16. Bounce Rate
  17. New Visits
  18. Languages
  19. Browser Usage
  20. Connection Speed
  21. Information about the user’s computer (screen size, colors, operating system)
  22. Visitor Trends/Loyalty

    Metrics

  1. Traffic Sources
  2. Adword Integration
  3. Keyword Information
  4. Navigation Analysis
  5. Custom Reports
  6. Tons More!!

About Google Base – Google Base Help

What is Google Base?

Google Base is a place where you can easily submit all types of online and offline content, which we’ll make searchable on Google (if your content isn’t online yet, we’ll host it for you). You can describe any item you post with attributes, which will help people find it when they do related searches.

Quick Facts about Google Base

* Cost: Free

* How to Submit: You can submit information about all types of online and offline content to Google Base via a data feed or Google Base API. Please note: we reserve the right to review all items in order to ensure they comply with the Google Base Terms and Conditions.

* Languages: Google Base is currently available in English and German interfaces.

* Reach: Items you submit to Google Base might be found on Google properties like Google or Google Maps.

* How it’s different: Google Base enables you to add attributes describing your content, so that searchers can easily find it. The more popular individual attributes become, the more often we’ll suggest them when others post the same items. Similarly, items that become more popular will show up as suggested item types in the Choose an existing item type drop-down menu.

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google maps & iframes in WordPress pages/posts

Include It.

I tried this and got it working for a iframe google map after:
1]installing the plugin
2]adding [include file=location.htm iframe=true width=550 height=310] in the page, [visual view]
3] added location.htm in root directory & in the loaction.htm is:
<iframe width=”540″ height=”300″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” marginheight=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ src=”http://maps.google.com/maps/……………”></iframe>

simple as that
Ps Thanks to the developer.:}
http://www.satollo.com/english/wordpress/include-it

Download

The plugin is availiable on WordPress Plugins Repository on this page. Sorry to all people who kindly claimed for not finding a download link.

To-Do Lists: 12 Online Tools for Organizing Your Tasks

Bla-bla List: Bla-bla List is a simple and shareable list tool that lets you publish your lists with RSS, privately share your lists with anyone and e-mail yourself a copy of your list.

e2doList.com: This tool lets you manage tasks in separate lists, add notes and reminders, and share your lists with others.

Google To Do List: A simplified way to track tasks and enhance productivity, especially if you are already a Google product user.

The Online CEO: The Online CEO provides a creative approach to tasks as it lets you assign points to each item and has a running points total so you can measure priority and productivity. You can also use a timer to keep track of how long you spend on each task.

OrchestrateHQ: A quick and simple tool for creating and managing multiple to-do lists. You can navigate through your lists, maximizing one at a time.

Remember The Milk: Remember The Milk is one of the most feature-rich task management tools I’ve seen. You can create, manage and organize tasks quickly and easily with extensive keyboard shortcuts. You can receive reminders via email, SMS, and instant messenger; tag your tasks; and locate your location-based tasks on a map. There is also a Pro version that provides an app for iPhone and iPod touch, and MilkSync for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile.

Ta-da List: Ta-da List is a 37signals product that lets you create multiple lists and add, edit, re-order, and remove tasks from each list. You also have the ability to share and create RSS feeds for your lists.

TaskToy: With TaskToy you can create individual tasks with multiple lists, recurring tasks, and use simplified project management actions. You can also print and share your lists, and access your data from your mobile device.

Toodledo: Toodledo allows you to organize and prioritize your tasks in a sortable online to-do list. You can setup e-mail and SMS reminders, and access your lists on your mobile phone, in your e-mail, on your calendar, in your RSS reader, via IM, and integrated directly into your web browser.

Tudu Lists: Tudu Lists is a very simple open source application that lets you create and share lists, access your lists via an RSS feed, and modify it for your individual needs.

voo2do: This tool lets you organize tasks by project, add tasks by e-mail and track time spent on each task. You can also do some basic task sharing with the tool.

WorkHack: A whiteboard-based to-do list tool that is easy-to-use, supports multiple lists and RSS feeds. You can start using it right away, without signing up.

Bing vs Google

Can’t choose default search engine? Want to compare Bing & Google results?

This is the right place to be. Just put your query in the search box and press Enter. You’ll see results from both engines side by side.
Search provider for Internet Explorer 7/8 and Firefox is also available – search both engines from your browser!

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