Solid Advice For Any Business

Today I was cleaning up my desk, in an attempt to organize it, and I found an article that I pulled out of a Reader’s Digest a few months ago. At the time I had no blog and no place to write about this article, so I kept it, in hopes of some day having a place where I could give it the attention it deserved and needed.

The article was titled, The Roofer’s Son, and it starts off talking about Ken Hendricks and how he dropped out of high school to work for his dad and became a billionaire. It sounds like the start of another rags to riches generic story, about a guy with luck and did something that no one else could do, right? Wrong. Ken Hendricks gives some amazing advice about how to run a business, from the single employee business to the 1000+ employee business. The insights about how and why his business, ABC Supply, is worth billions, is priceless in terms of value. (more…)

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Blogging Power Tips For Easy Traffic

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Things to do before you post and advertise your blog, and what to do after it’s up and running, such as getting traffic and using Adsense.

In howbits fashion, I made this simple to understand, for maximum usability. I even added the easiest and best tricks to get great traffic, just don’t abuse the tricks. If you are here to get the traffic tips, just scroll down to – Advice for Getting Traffic.

First Thing To Do

This is a big step – get Feedburner setup for you website, ASAP. Make your RSS buttons easy to see so people can subscribe. I have several new visitors who stop in for a few seconds, click the RSS button and leave, namely people from Digg. If you are using WordPress, you need to get the plugin Feedburner Feedsmith. This will make sure that all your subscribers are going through Feedburner and not the default RSS feed in WordPress.

Make sure to have a good list of RSS buttons available for people to choose from. The fastest and easiest way to do this is by going to https://www.toprankblog.com/tools/rss-buttons/ and making your buttons. Make sure at step 2, you set it to default and use your Feedburner URL. To get your feed address, just go to feedburner.com, log into your account. In the top left you will see something that says My Feeds, once you click on it, click on the feed you want to use. Once the page loads up, look under the feed name and click on Edit Feed Details. On this screen you will see the address for you feed. The feed address will look something like this – https://feeds.feedburner.com/your-feed-name

Before You Post

If you are using WordPress, I recommend to not get banned for multiple pings. Did you know that every time you go back into an article and fix or change something, it pings the blog sites. So this will result in your post getting banned. To combat this, I recommend downloading MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer. It monitors your posting and makes sure you don’t get banned because of multiple pings. Once you publish an article, it sends out one ping, and then every time you go back into that article to change it, it does not ping anymore. (more…)

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Google Riddle – Amazing Innovation

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Before I get started I want to give thanks to strategy + business magazine and Nicholas G. Carr for writing a superb article.

There has been hundreds, if not thousands, of articles, Pod cast, news commentary, pertaining to how Google has become the giant that it is today.  I have read and listened too many of them. Several of them have been boring with no real meat and are repetitious to say the least. But an article I read recently really hit the nail on the head, and I wanted to draw a little more attention to the ideas of why Google is Google, and why they will be around for a long time.

Google itself is an amazing business, that goes without saying but still something I feel can not be said enough. But I am not referring to their ability to go from 500 million to 10.5 billion in under 4 years (yes this is impressive, but it’s been hashed over thousands of times).

I am referring to their constant ability to find new talent and new services. I want to include what I think is one of the most important parts of Google, and that is creating an environment, inside the company, and outside the company for innovation and advancement in the world. They are to date one of the biggest supporters of open source; on top of that they are the biggest financial backers to make information free for the masses on the internet.

But why are they such big supporters of free and open source advancements? (more…)

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