Blog Engage – The Best Community for all Bloggers !!!

Blog Engage - RSS and Marketing Services

What’s the main aim of a blogger ?? Obviously, making some quick bucks from his blog. But for that quick bucks to actually generate, a blog should be getting a decent traffic. So as per my view, getting traffic should be the only goal of a blogger.

So how to get traffic to your blog ?? There are many ways for it, but I am going to share a unique way to get traffic which most of the bloggers might be knowing already. I’m talking about BlogEngage community. Its a beautiful place where you can know many bloggers, plus you can generate great traffic to your blog.

What is Blog Engage ??

Blog Engage is a simple site where you can submit your blog, submit your recently published blog posts and see the traffic flowing to your blog.

Wait it’s not that simple. You too have to do some work. You have to use your social skills. Your article will be shared and voted only if you are kind enough to share and vote other users’ (bloggers’) articles. The other members of the community will surely like your gesture and you will get votes and shares in return.

Its just like Facebook for bloggers. You like (vote) the articles, share them on different networks and get the same thing in return and you can even get your blog post on the homepage of the amazing site.

Advantages of being on Blog Engage :

  • You can manually submit your articles and you can use all the features and functions of the site.
  • Adsense Revenue Sharing program.
  • You can create or join existing groups and increase your exposure.
  • Blog Forum and Blog Directory.
  • You can keep a watch on your friends’ activities on your wall.
  • EasyRetweet bonus.
  • Free SEO marketing e-book.

Blog Engage - RSS and Marketing Services

Earn money with Blog Engage :

You heard it right. You can even make some money with this amazing site. You can join the Affiliate Lights affiliate program and you can add recurring commissions for every referral. Plus, as a member of the community, you are eligible to take part in the “Guest Posting Contest” and make some more money. Great, isn’t it ;)

There’s much more ……….

The things I have mentioned above are that of a Standard account, but that’s not all. You can even sign-up for a premium account to enjoy more added features. You can see the different membership options here.

So now you know of yet another robust service that can give you long-time results as a blogger. So please be sure to join Blog Engage and enjoy the benefits :D

How to Hone your Business using Online Tools ???

Use online methods to expand your business
If you are a businessman or anyone who wants to become a successful entrepreneur, then you wouldn’t afford on missing out on any ways to expand your business. If you see around yourself, most of the people will be glued to their mobiles or tablets. They are connected with the online world. People today stay mostly on the Internet and so you wouldn’t like on missing this important aspect for your business.

 

The world today believes the things appearing online. Such is the influence of Internet that people can’t think of living even an hour without a connection. So if you want to promote your products, sell it and become an entrepreneur, then you must use these strong online tools to achieve the success. The strong online tools are social media, online marketing and of course, blogging.

 

Social Media is the most influential property :-

 

There was a time when social media was nothing as compared to hat it is today. There were social networks before as well, but since Facebook, the face of social media has completely changed. The inception of Facebook opened the doors for other social networks to jump into the flowing waters. As a result, today there are sites that can be used as social media tools. 

 

Most of the people, of all age groups, spend their time updating their status or tweeting or doing other social activities. So you shouldn’t avoid this chance to take you business to the next level. Consider all the major social networks and create your business presence on them. Create a Facebook page or group, an official Twitter profile, a Google+ page and so on. But for getting new business opportunities and new clients, there is another great social platform worth trying.

 

LinkedIn is the best for business opportunities :- 

If you are connected to the online world from a long time, then you will be knowing about LinkedIn. This platform is the best place where people build their connections and explore new business opportunities. It’s not just like Facebook or Google+ or Twitter, it’s much more than that. You can easily set your profile, add your work and interests and build connections. You will surely get some great opportunities in the future clients. All you have to do is connect strongly, socialize effectively and bang you will end up expanding your business.

 

How blogging can help ???

 

Blogging is one of the most effective ways to hone your business skills and thus your business. It’s one of the most used tool today that many people resort to, be it for fun, for solving their problems or for the sake of earning money. With blogging, you can end up building some great relationships with your fellow bloggers, which will only help you in the future.

 

What yo can do is create your business website, and also create a blog of your website. Promote it hard and get some readers to your blog. You have to write about your products. The benefits of using your products, how they can be helpful to you, how to make the most of it, etc. These methods are proven methods. Go around the Internet and you will find many business websites promoting their products on their own blog. So why can’t we do it ?? Huh ….

 

 

Email Marketing :- 
This is another method that you can use for rocking your business. Now that you have set up your blog, try to build an email list. Encourage your visitors to enroll themselves in your email list, so that they can get every promotional activities directly in their inbox. Like this you can easily sell your products using email campaign methods. 

 

Start accepting Affiliate who will promote your product :-

 

Now this is another rocking way to expand your business. You are willing to sell your products, but you can’t reach to different audience. This is impossible for you. But if you start offering commissions to people who sell your products and promote your business, then you surely will get new customers from around the world.

 

Conclusion :-

 

It’s not just limited to the above methods. You can rock your online business by various methods. These are the methods that are most commonly used to kick-start your entrepreneurship; but to become a successful one you have to find out your unique marketing skill and thus you will surely rock it. So keep promoting and keep rocking!!!!

 

Share your views below with us to let us know how we are doing? What do you think about hte above post? Do you think there is another rocking methods for expanding business?? Please do let us know.

 

Social Media marketing – The Known and the Unknown Facts

Social Media marketing

       I am not the Jack of all trades and I am not going to play that boring role. I know a little bit of social media marketing (I can safely assume that since I am into SEO and social media for the past 5 years) and my experience says that you cannot be always right while promoting your service in the sphere of social media since the rules are changing all the time. There is no as such rule to follow and that means, the probability of attaining success is subjected to the experiments that you have conducted earlier. Even when you have the feeling that you know exactly what needs to be done to make the ongoing campaign a huge success, you may find yourself totally wrong when you start crunching data. 


       Though I have no such intention to play God of social media marketing, I am trying to give you some tips that may help you overcome such embarrassing situation

It is not Digital Media

       Social media and digital media are two different areas and to attain success, you need to have different marketing strategy ready. Digital media is basically like one way street and there is little or no opportunity to be interactive in the whole process. For say, if you distribute advert on leading online web design blog, you simply want to promote your service and draw some clicks via them. There is no interaction involved. But social media is a different ground altogether. Here engagement is the key metric of success and for that reason you have to work hard to your bone to make that happen. You have come up with witty and creative ideas so that people would voluntarily participate in your marketing campaign and share, like and tweet your posts with yours being actively being involved in it.

Not Commercial

       People by nature are adverse to commercials. But we all know that it is a necessary evil and therefore, there is no escape from it. As a viewer, you are destined to watch few seconds of video clipping until the “Skip” option appear. So that while promoting your campaigns via Google Adwords, you have got the option of forcing ads down the throats of the audience even when they are not at all willing to buy that product. But social media is a different ball of game altogether. Here audience has the option to ignore you and you cannot do much about this.

        So that means, your marketing campaign should not feel like promotional. It is really a bad practice to go for marketing pitch in each single post or update. Rather you should listen to what people are saying or what people want this from you.

Do Not Count this as an Investment

       Do not turn the life of a social media marketer hell by asking him/her to show you the ROI of ongoing social media promotional activities. It is nearly impossible to measure the outcome of social media marketing and no amount of data crunching is going to help you. You need to understand the fact that social media marketing is not like a real estate investment. It is about building relationship and spreading your brand image so that people can easily relate themselves with your brand.

About Author:

Michael Evans is a passionate blogger and he is currently associated with Webarts, a search engine marketing company based in Cyprus.

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Social updates – Two latest Facebook update and a Microsoft product launch

Facebook launches Timeline and Microsoft launches So.cl

       There is always something happening in the virtual world. The time you log into the online world, you come across something new. Some new updates, new launches etc. So today I came across three new social-updates that I am going to write about. They are not like the rocking or record-breaking news but yes, they are neither nonsense news. Two of these news are about Facebook and one is of Microsoft. Don’t worry, I am not going to tell you about Zuckerburg’s marriage; I assume that you already know about it. 

        So here are the three latest updates of the social (online) world.

1. Facebook to lift Ban on under-13s

Facebook to lift Ban on under-13s

      We all know about this. Children under-13 years of age are not allowed to sign-up. (What a joke!!!) They just don’t allow to sign-up but they don’t know about the children today. They fake their age to get a Facebook account. As a result, the social networking giant plans to relax the ban on children under the age of 13, according to a report. A senior Facebook employee said that the decision to lift the ban came after finding that many kids, some with and some without their parent’s permission were already signing up. If the decision is implemented, a flood of new sign-ups are expected.

2. Microsoft launches SO.CL 

Microsoft launches SO.CL

    Software giant, Microsoft is too planning to jump in the social networking market by launching So.cl (pronounced as “social”). It is a social network that was tested by university students in 2011. According to Microsoft, So.cl is am experimental research project developed by the company’s FUSE Labs (Nice idea, if the network bombs then they will at least have an excuse). It is mainly focused on exploring the possibilities of social search for the purpose of learning. And yes, So.cl search is powered by Microsoft’s own search engine, Bing.

3. Facebook launches Timeline feature for mobiles

Facebook launches Timeline feature for mobiles       The timeline feature got both positive and negative responses from Facebook users when it was launch. There were people who were criticizing it and there were people appreciating it.But it seems that Facebook officials don’t get much affected with such mixed responses. They launched the ‘Timeline’ feature in the mobile phones. You will now be able to see all the features of Timeline even in your smartphone. I don’t know if it will be appreciated or we will be able to see some jokes about it on Facebook itself. Whatever it maybe, the company is taking strong steps to rule the social world in every device.

       
        So what do you think about all the above latest updates ?? Do you think it is the right move for Facebook to remove the ban and launching Timeline for mobiles ?? Will the Microsoft product be able to create a fan following of its own ?? Do share your views regarding all  these points with us. We will be more than happy to have your feedback.

Google+ gets a new look with some new features.

Google+ gets a new look with some new features.

           Google+ from the day of its launch has been the topic of discussion. It has gained both positive and negative feedbacks. Its comparison with other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter has always been the hottest topic on the Internet. But irrespective of such feedback, Google+ is taking strong steps and is gaining popularity among the masses. Facebook has already sensed a threat in the growing popularity of Google+ and is keen to roll out new features to keep the users glued to Facebook.

            And just yesterday or may be two days back Google+ came out with a completely new look, the images and videos are larger and navigation customizable. The design fits well with the new streamlined Google look. I have listed some of the new features below ……

Bigger Photos and Videos :-

      Google+ was already doing a great job with the images and videos, this new change will surely draw more attention to it. Additionally, a new ‘insta-gallery’ will appear whenever you hover over a photo making it easy to view a complete set of images.

Bigger Photos and Videos

Profile pages resembling to Facebook Timeline :-

       One of the biggest changes that you will notice is the Timeline like look of your profile pages. Its not completely like Timeline but resembles much to it. A user can upload a picture that will be seen horizontallly alongside the profile picture. This of course looks more professional than its previous look.

Profile pages resembling to Facebook Timeline

Navigation Ribbon :-

         One of the most beautiful feature included in this layout is the navigation ribbon on the left. It is fully customizable and allows user to move apps up and down according to its personal preference. This is one feature that will please you at once.

Navigation Ribbon

Hangouts :-

           There is another “Hangouts” page where you can navigate using the navigation ribbon. Hangouts have become easier to manage with this new layout.

Google+ gets a new look.

Final Words :-

     This are some of the interesting features that Google+ now has. If you want a detailed report about this upgrade then please read the official Google blog post.

      Also please do comment about what you feel about this new look and whether it is good or bad from its previous look. We will be more than happy to have your comment.

Pinterest – A hot newcomer in the Social World

Pinterest

Nowadays there has been a tough competition between all the social networking sites to grab hold of the first spot. Facebook has managed to maintain it from a long time but it has become desperate to stay on top. The arrival of Google+ has created a lot of desperation among the Facebook developers. And now yet another site has come up and it is known as Pinterest. It is been said to be the most prominent newcomer in the world of social media. So let’s see what this Pinterest is and why the leading social networks are sensing some potential competition in it.

So, What is Pinterest ??

In simple words, Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can organize and save your pins that you have collected from around the Internet. It can be said that you can bookmark some of the useful webpages in your Pinterest accounts so that they are not lost when your computer’s all screwed up. By doing this, even your friends and family members can see your pins and make use of those important page that you have pinned.

Pinterest has found its way in the top 10 major social networking services with 11.7 million unique users. And after seeing the success rate, it is all set to make a new history. Some mobile based applications are also on its way. In the world of Pinterest, images are called ‘Pins’ and videos are called ‘Pinboards’. You can ‘Pin’ any image on the Internet by installing a small “Pin It” button in your browser’s toolbar. Pin it ans share it with the world.

Pinterest

Link your Facebook and Twitter accounts with Pinterest :-

An another interesting feature of Pinterest is to link your Facebook and Twitter accounts with Pinterest. This allows you to find your friends on Facebook and Twitter. You can also unlink your account at any time you want. Also when you like something and create a pin you will have the option to tweet it and share it on Facebook. Pinterest is well aware of your need that is why you are been provided with that every  options you need.

Tweet and share your pin

Create your Pins on Pinterest :-

Its very easy to create a pin. You just have to copy and paste the url of what you want to pin and save it in the respective board you want. Its very very easy and you will master its every feature within minutes. So start creating your pins and share it with the world.

create pins

Summary :-

If you are already using Pinterest then you will find nothing new in this post. But hose who didn’t knew about it and for those who knew about it, let me tell you that Pinterest is all set to take the Internet world by storm with the massively growing community. If you decide to join Pinterest then don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest to get the latest updates their. Follow me on Pinterest.

Author Bio: I am Rahul Garewal a content writer and a Professional Blogger.  I am certified with EMC E20-598  which is very popular these days and have a great scope in the field of IT Certification. I always like to take certification exams and now I have planned to pass EMC E20-591. These kinds of exams could secure your future as well as your job.

Facebook buys Instagram for $1 billion

Facebook buys Instagram

          A few days back we posted about the launch of Instagram photo editing app for Android smartphones. Instagram app was created for the iOS based devices like Iphone, Ipad etc. but due to the growing popularity of Android, its creator finally launched its Android version just last week. It was downloaded more than 30 million times in the iOS based devices since its launch in late 2010. But following the release of its Android version, it reported about a million users in just 24 hours of its launch.

Read : Instagram app for Android – Quick Edit photos.

            Now Instagram has got one more feather in its hat. Facebook has announced a billion-dollar deal to buy the wildly popular photo sharing application, Instagram. Facebook made this move to strengthen its defences against the growing popularity of Google plus and the hot newcomer in the social world, Pinterest. The acquisition has been aimed to build the best experience of sharing photos with your friends and family on Facebook. And we can expect one hell of a shot because Instagram is the best. Facebook has truly crossed an important milestone by acquiring Instagram.

Facebook buys Instagram
           You can surely expect some great experience in sharing photos on Facebook following its acquisition of Instagram. Instagram has been able to build a sizeable mobile photo sharing community and will surely offer a solid fit for Facebook. So let’s just wiat for an awesome image sharing experience on Facebook.

       If you liked my article then please share your thoughts with us by dropping your comments below. We will be more than happy to have your valuable feedback.

The things about Facebook that I love and things that I hate !!!

Things I love and hate about Facebook

We all know that Facebook is the leading social networking site today with more than 750 million users worldwide. Many people start their day with a status update which is sufficient to show how much people are addicted to Facebook. It is the best place today to socialize with people around the world and stay connected with your friends. But there are something that Facebook excels in and something where it fails. Today we are gonna discuss some points that I love and some points that I hate about Facebook.

First of all let’s see why is Facebook so much popular ?? The reason about the popularity of it among the youths as well as old people around the globe.

The reason of its Success :-

The biggest reason why Facebook is so popular is it’s perfect timing. I mean to say that Facebook came when no other social network was offering any such services. Mark Zuckerberg hit the fortune by launching it a time when people were bored of other social networks and Facebook offered them much different services to explore. So more and more people created their account with it and thus made it so much popular.

The things that I love about Facebook :-

Its Design :-

The creators of Facebook have indeed done a great amount of hard-work to create the design of Facebook and give it a perfect look. Even the new users will love its simple user interface and would never get confused.

Wide Variety of Pages and Groups :-

This is the best thing about Facebook that fell in love with. You can find a wide range of pages and groups of different categories on Facebook. You will never get bored of browsing such pages.

Strong Connection :-

I am able to easily connect with my friends on Facebook. I can see what they are doing or what they are up to. Above this all, Facebook helps me to remember my friends’ birthday and saves me from their torture that they give me if I forget it.

The things that I hate about Facebook :-

Large number of users :-

This is the biggest nuisance on Facebook. Their are so many users of Facebook that it makes almost impossible for you to find anyone’s profile. Also the amount of fake accounts is way more that the genuine ones. I think that Facebook has managed to get so many users just because of the fake accounts that people create.

Timeline for pages :-

After the implementation of Timeline feature for personal profile, Facebook introduced it for the pages as well. In this process, all the pages lost their landing pages. This landing pages where the main attraction of such pages which are now completely gone. But you can create a cover photo instead but it can’t be compared with the landing pages.


Unlimited tagging :-

You are tagged with many photos or videos or links which are not at all of any use. This things are just useless. It annoys me very much when any of my friend tags me to some useless photo.

The ‘Dislike’ button :-

This is the feature for which I am longing to have. People in my friend list just upload some things that are just bullshit. What they think when they update some stupid status which has got no meaning. Now Facebook has got to introduce a ‘Dislike’ button.

Final words :-

My list of likes and dislikes not just ends here. It’s just that I cannot present it in one single post or you will get annoyed with the article. This points I wrote about are my personal view. If you feel that you like some point that I don’t then it’s just a matter of perception. If you think I am missing out on some point then please let me and my other readers know it by commenting below.

Again I want to say that each and everything that I have written is my personal perception. It may be that you will feel differently about it as it is your personal view. So if you are offended by any point then please don’t take it seriously. No hard feelings.

Author Bio:  I am Rahul Garewal a content writer and a Professional Blogger.  I am certified with EMC E20-515  which is very popular these days and have a great scope in the field of IT Certification. I always like to take certification exams and now I have planned to pass EMC E20-517. These kinds of exams could secure your future as well as your job.

Why is Google the undisputed king of Internet World ??

All of us know what Google is ?? That’s the site we all go when we want to find something on the internet. Google is a search engine; the best search engine to find something on the internet. No other search engine has even reached close to the level of Google. Why is it so ?? Why Google is so popular ?? Well let’s see for the reasons that made Google the king of Internet world.

 

Brief intro about Google

Google's original homepage

Google was created by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in January 1996 as a research project when they were both PhD students at Stanford University. It was first incorporated as a private held company on September 4,1998. The company’s mission statement was ” to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful “.

 

Reasons of why it is so popular

Most of us know that Google was originally a search engine; and many of us know that it is only a search engine. No it’s not. It’s the biggest company in the internet world offering every service that is needed by an internet user. Google’s rapid growth triggered a chain of services, partnerships and acquisitions beyond the company’s core web search engine. Every service that Google is offering has been ruling its respective field ever since they were launched.

Some of the services of Google is known by us. The company offers online productivity tools such as Gmail email service, the Google Docs office suite, and the Google+ social networking service. Google not only offers online products but its services extends to the desktop as well with applications such as Google Chrome web browser, the Picasa photo editing and organizing software and Google Talk Instant Messaging application. Google also owns the super popular Android mobile operating system. Other popular services are Youtube, Orkut, Gmail and the social networking site Google+.

Some services not known by normal users like us but popular among internet professionals are like this. Those who own a blog or a website will surely have a Google Analytics Account to track the traffic, Webmasters Tools account for improvising the website. Other services are Google apps, Blogger, Google Adwords, Google News, Google Finance, Google Groups, Google Maps etc. and lot’s and lot’s more.

 

Summary

Writing about Google is a very tough task and cannot be accommodated in one single post. A single post is just not enough to write about the services of Google and the reasons of its popularity. But it is a known fact that today no other site can be compared to Google because Google is the best. It is really the undisputed king of Internet.

Please do drop your comments below if you liked the article or have any objection with its content.

Author Bio: I am Rahul Garewal a content writer and a Professional Blogger.  I am certified with Symantec 250-316 which is very popular these days and have a great scope in the field of IT Certification. I always like to take certification exams and now I have planned to pass Symantec 250-315. These kinds of exams could secure your future as well as your job.