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The conference is over, but the insights keep coming in. I want to share with you some of the highlights from interviews I had with Greg Jarboe, Dan Thies, Ben Pfeiffer, and Andy Beal (all authors of past WebProNews articles and attendees at the SES conference).
Based On An Exclusive Interview With Ask’s Jim Lanzone
Here is a list of questions that people frequently ask on the topic of writing for profit. Hopefully you will find the answers helpful but if you have any questions of your own please feel free to contact me.
If you plan on attending Jupiter Media’s Search Engine Strategies conference in New York on March 1st thru 4th, you’ll no doubt hear a lot of buzz surrounding the future of search engine technology. With Yahoo recently switching to a new and improved Inktomi index, Google testing localized search and MSN promising to enter the foray sometime in the next twelve months, you can bet that the search engines we know today will be much improved over the next couple of years.
One search engine that really caught my attention at the search engine strategies conference in Chicago was Teoma. Teoma is the search engine that powers Ask Jeeves, also knows as the ask.com search site. Teoma has made several improvements to its engine over the past year or so that has drastically increased its index and the quality of results generated. They have a unique method of ranking sites that Teoma likes to call “authority”. In addition, they have a Teoma toolbar and many of the advanced search features that other search engine have.
As more and more people opt-out of conventional jobs and instead choose to work from their homes, the number of work-at-home scams has also increased. Each year thousands of people find out the hard way that opportunities which are too good to be true usually are but not before they invest and waste millions of dollars a year.
What would happen to your data if: a. you backed your SUV over your laptop? b. your laptop spent two days in a sunken cruise ship submerged at the bottom of the Amazon River? c. firefighters rescued your computer’s scarred carcass from a flaming warehouse?
Imagine finally taking off seven coats you’ve been wearing on top of each other for years and years. You’ve forgotten that some people consciously choose to live without seven layers of coats on even though most people are living that way.
Choosing the right Search Engine Marketing Company for your web site is very hard. We see a lot of sites offering different kinds of services, and knowing the differences between them is not an easy job. Compucall has created a set of questions which you should ask the search marketing company before making your decision. These questions will also help you understand a little bit about search marketing, and the way to select the right search marketing company for you. Good luck with your project!
We all know the importance of gaining top visibility to a specific target audience on the major search engines. After all, you really need qualified traffic or those who are actually searching for goods and services that you are offering. While most of the time, we teach folks about the importance of doing good keyword research and/or behavioral research to ensure they are attracting an “ideal” target audience, there is another more natural aspect that I’d like to just touch on here.
Hi Carey, I am a computer tech. at a GIS business in Georgetown. I have been introduced to an Outlook Error that I would like to seek help on. In Outlook 2002, click view, click Current View, click Customize Current View, click the Filter button, and then when you click the Advanced Tab a Microsoft error appears saying that Microsoft Outlook needs to close.
There are a number of issues you need to discuss with all of the personal trainers you meet with to know if the personal trainers are qualified and likely to meet your individual needs before you spend any of your money.
My OS is Win 98 SE and had a perfectly running HP scanner 3530c untill I updated to IE6 from 5.5. Every time I try to scan something now an IE box opens (not the browser itself) and tells me I have an error on the script of this page and do I want to continue running it. No mater what I choose to do it scews up file://C:Program FilesHewlett-PackardDigital Imagingbbfedirectordirector.htm /line 261 char 4, which then adds more lines and characters as I try to get it to dissapear.
The original monitor with my eMachine eTower 566i2 started blinking a few months ago. It would slowly grow dim and then brighten up again. and then one day it just stopped functioning altogether. Then I switched to another used monitor and put on a spike buster just to make sure that this was not because of power fluctuations. But this one started behaving the same way.
Carey: My wife has a windows xp system & I am having trouble scheduling any maintenance tasks to run automatically. No matter what I do on the status page it says “the scheduled task did not run because an incorrect password or user name was used”. I specifically would like to run the disk cleanup when ever the system is idle or when she logs on, as for some reason her “compress files” area just fills up a whole bunch each day 32,000 or more. Is there a way we can stop that also?
I have Windows XP home edition with IE ver.6.0 installed on it. My problem is with the IE icon in the bottom toolbar – it will not keep multiple windows open. If I click the back button to access a previous site, the present window closes, meaning I have to retype the address of that site in , or use the drop-down menu, in order to access it again. Any advice? Thanks!
I have received over 2 dozen calls on Monday, Aug.11, 2003 concerning people with Windows XP that contains an error that states there was in an error in the RPC and the system will reboot.
I have just got a new computer with Windows XP installed on it. I have had the usual password problems but it also does not disconnect after receiving/sending mail although I have told it to do so. I also get an error message when I shut down from outlook express – “the instruction at ox 77fs2004 referenced memory at oxo 7f4608 the memory could not be written.” Any idea what this means please? And how I can make it disconnect until I get broad band?
I’ve got a problem with my win98se; hope you can enlighten me– every time I boot up windows the OS goes to the blue harddisk scan screen indicating that I’ve not shut down the PC properly. I’m pretty sure the PC is properly shut down after each use. What could I do to rectify this? Do I need to reinstall windows?
A big part of my day is spent answering email. This IS something I enjoy despite much of it being SPAM. I enjoy answering the mail because some of it is from people asking for advice. Sort of makes me feel important;-) Seriously – I like helping new-to-the-net. Here’s a secret – help them get off to a good start and many of them later become not just your customers – but your repeat customers.
(1) Do you offer a clear, unambiguous benefit that your target market can’t live without?. Ideally you can learn whether demand exists for your service. Otherwise, don’t dive in. Dip a toe into the water to see if it’s warm.
Years ago, I was in the US Air Force, stationed at Clark Air Base, Republic of Philippines. I loved the place and regretted when our unit was moved. The biggest lesson I learned during my tour of duty there was to bargain. This was a concept that was, and still is, foreign to most Americans.
I have windows 98SE…..and it (runtime errors) happens after I have been online and going to web pages I go to daily..I do have norton anti-virus. I know that I get runtime error and then another that says Internet explorer will close this program down error. I close out all programs on system tray will that help….. I freeze alot also. Do you need any more info..?
A good employee is one of your company’s greatest assets. A poor employee is a liability.
A Flash MX component designed for displaying events that occur in a variety of different patterns including once-off, weekly, monthly and yearly recurring. The design is easily reskinned, and the event data easily extended.
By now you’ve heard about blogs or Weblogs. They’re the next new thing. They’re cool. The blogosphere (the community of active bloggers) has grown from a dozen or so Weblogs in 1999 to an estimated half million today.
I am having a problem with Windows XP. I had to replace the monitor, and now my PC won’t boot up. It gets to the boot up screen, then just stops after the lights go across the XPlogo once. Thanks for any help you can give. I have already tried to restore my computer.
I’ve often thought about installing a Anti-Trojan Software program (Like Agntium Tauscan Anti-Trojan) in My P.C. I am currently running Norton Anti Virus 2002 and ZoneAlarm Personal edition. Is this adequate, for every day home internet use, or is it going overboard installing all of these extra programs?
Times of cost cutting and downsizing has dramatically impacted the way employees look at their careers. Employees at all levels now know better than ever that job security is no longer something they can count on. They’ve been required to think bigger, look at other options and do whatever it takes to prepare themselves for the future. In essence, they have let go of their corporate commitment and become “free agents” in search of the best opportunity available.
Web site usability is a common building block to designing a web site – or is it? Sometimes the usability issue is not given the attention it deserves, and even the most experienced, talented designers can miss this basic issue. Here we will focus simply on what makes a web site easy (or hard) to use, and why.
If you publish an e-mail newsletter, or “e-zine,” you’ll need to sign on with a list service (or “listserve”) to manage your subscriber list. There are many types of listserves out there, so here are some guidelines to help you choose one that’s right for you.
Question: I am having trouble reinstalling the Flash player. I do not know how my Flash player got removed from my computer, but no matter what I do it will not install. There are some sites that I go that tell me I need to install a Flash player and it says to click here to install. Well, I click to install the player but nothing happens. I go back to the site that told me I needed to install a player and it tells me the same
thing again. My computer is a year old and it has Windows XP on it. Any help you can give me will be appreciated. Thanks!!!!!
We are often embarrassed to ask for referrals and instead hope that our clients will just offer them to us anyway. If you are using this strategy, you could be costing yourself serious business. As a rule of thumb, most people won’t give referrals unless they are asked. This is nothing personal, it’s just human nature.
Thank you for the kind offer to help me. I have 2 problems:
1) I cannot install Norton System Works 2003Pro – I have several failed install attempts, and each time I follow Symantec’s directions for manual uninstall, as it is never fully installed and functional. Machine is Dell Inspiron 7000, PII 366, 160MB RAM, Windows XP Pro
2) How do I make Windows Messenger ‘go away’ forever?
I have two problems: When I try to start my Ameritrade streamer, the streamer console comes up but the applet menu does not appear. I just get the small square box at the top with the red, blue & green boxes within it. The applet menu does not appear. It was working fine, not sure what happened. It uses Java Web Start. I have tried all their suggestions.
2nd, most of the time, when I go to shut Windows down, it goes to where it says Windows is shutting down and then just stays there. I have Windows 98 and Interenet Explorer 6.0
I have a similar problem as the writer whose DiskClean was not working properly, but, in my case, the program locks up my CPU, even after I hit ‘cancel’ and the program ends – the CPU operates @ 100% and the O/S – WinXP Home – slows WAY down. The only way to recover is to reboot – which takes an awfully long time. I have tried your ‘solution’ even waiting all night to run the zip portion of the program – trouble is this is NOT the 1st time I have used ‘DiskClean’. I even used ‘sageset: 11, eliminated all options, but the program still tried to read the compressed programs and locked up the system. This indicates to me that ‘DiskClean’ has become corrupt and needs to be replaced. Is there a source for it?
Please email me with answer.
I have a cable modem that has 3 computers networked on it. On two of the computers, I loaded CookieCop 2. Over a period of time, certain web sites became unavailable to the computers that have CookieCop2 on them. The first was fool.com, followed by the financial section of yahoo, and then amazon.com.
Here recently, I haven’t been able to get onto ccbonline.com. The 3rd machine has never had CookieCop loaded on to it, so I can go to any of the above sites (this eliminated the router as a potential problem). I have removed CookieCop on one machine but it did not correct the problem. It still loads on machine 2 and it still will not connect Also I never set CookieCop up to block any of these sites. It appears there is a file or something on machine 1 and 2 that is keeping them from accessing these web sites.
I just bought an EMachine that has a CDRW, but it didn’t come with software like Roxio. I know that XP has built in software, but it isn’t user friendly. When I tried to load my Roxio platinum I encounterd the problem you addressed on your site where the recorder disappears.
Is there a solution to the problem? A different piece of software that would work with xp? I’m at a loss.
On my older computer there was an accessory titled cardfile. I am getting my son a computer with the newest version of windows, which doesn’t carry cardfile. I have a lot of info stored on this program and I have tried to copy this to a diskette, but, it comes up in a different format. Could you help.
My name is Gary and i live in southwest Florida. I have a program that calls for Video Basic 6.0 (aka vbrun 60 exe a Windows download) I guess this download is not combatable with Windows XP. Do you know a way around this or is there another download that i can try?
Thanks is advance, Gary
HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLP!!!!!!!!!! This 53yr. old fairly PC illiterate female is having trouble with MS Word. For about 5 days, everytime I try to open Word up by double clicking on my Desktop, I get the hourglass, hear the “churning”, then everything freezes up.
If I do Ctrl, Alt, Delete, I get: “the system is seriously low in resources, would you like to terminate Winword?” I have lots of disk space. When I tried to go through Documents to open something on Word, the same thing happens. What can I do??????? Seems like this started close to a time I used a floppy.
Question: Problem – I’ve got one that is really annoying and can’t find how to get rid of it. I’ve had it once before on a different machine, a while ago. Windowa ME when opening Explorer, the left hand side where you would normally see my computer, C: drive, etc., is grayed out and totally blank.
Question: I have a new computer that was just built for me. I have an Intel Pentium 4 3.06GHZ processor 1 gig ram, 120 gig HD and my vid card is ATI Radeon 9700 Pro and an LCD Monitor.
When transferring files – graphic and fonts – from one folder to another on the desktop (I’m using XP) the monitor goes black yet the system is still running. What could be the causes of this? We have already ordered a new monitor but have not used it yet as I don’t entirely believe that the fault is the entire monitor. The sleep mode was turned off so it couldn’t be that. I’m just not sure what else to look for.
Thanks for your help.
Have been trying to run the game Black Hawk Down, but keep on getting a warning message saying that windows virtual memory swap file is less that the minimum recommend size of 140mb. I have plenty of memory left in my computer! can I make this swap file bigger? If so, how?
I am continuously running out of disk space – I have deleted temp files, etc. This resulted in a small amount of relief. I found lots of Cookies files and Temp files in Windows directory. Can/should all of these be deleted? If so, what’s the quickest way?
Question: I have a Sony Vaio running Win ME. I have installed a CreativeCD DVD player. The software will recognize the name of the DVD inserted, but I cannot get any video to appear. When I press “play,” the counter starts as if the DVD were playing normally.
Can you suggest something?
Question: I have been trying to find a way to transfer my existing OE email from this old P2$233Mhz to a nice fresh AthlonXP 2400+ I just finished building…and have met with little success and loads of reinstalls. (Cheat-mode reinstalls….Ghost is a very worthy toy 😉
Silvia Hagen has been in the networking industry since 1990, and became a CNE and CNI in 1992. She began her career as a successful instructor, and has trained hundreds of system engineers. Today she is CEO of Sunny Connection AG in Switzerland (http://www.sunny.ch) and works as a professional consultant and analyst for many mid-size and large sized companies. Her expertise is in Directory Services and Protocol Analysis.
Question: I have a group of 5 networked computers using Win98. Norton Utilities doesn’t seem to work as well as it should and I heard from one radio computer guy to continue with Norton Antivirus be get System Suite instead for troubleshooting repairs. What would your recommendation be?
Question: For the last few months I have been unable to receive any attachments. A notice appears at the top of the window telling me they are unsafe. I even changed from McAfee to Norton but still get the same message. Obviously all of them can’t be unsafe; what can be done about this?
Question: I am running Win98 and Explorer 6. Recently, I am having a problem with Java. I have not changed any of my setting in IE, but it will not run certain Java pages anymore. I have tried to re-install the latest version of IE 6, but it is still the same. I installed the latest Java plugin, but it is still the same.
I have Windows XP Professional. I cannot get my computer to remember passwords such as for Outlook email accounts. I looked up an article somewhere that has a fix but that did not work. Do you know of a way to tweak the registry so that passwords are remembered on an xp computer?
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I caught your article on Traffic Analysis but was unable to unearth methods of avoiding commission stealing.
Will a simple PHP redirect do the trick? I expect that the offending code changes the affiliate code in the downloaded HTML; doing a redirect off of a server would eliminate that problem if that is the case. Is this the silver bullet?
Here’s a golden opportunity for CXOs seeking advice and guidance to get in touch with a true professional with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Whether your question is on management, human resources, or longrange planning, ask Rene Vishney. He can help you steer your company through difficult channels to its ultimate goal.
Does your company need guidance in its marketing plan? Do you think you’re on the right course, but not quite achieving what you’d hoped? Send your marketing questions to Rene Vishney. He’ll help you understand the big picture and come out a winner.
Are you at odds with your database? Database programming expert Lee Gould can help.
Does your Windows PC have issues? Having trouble getting your Windows 98 computers to talk to each other? That new video card driving disagreeing with your system? Carey Holzman can help!
You probably get gobs of reports on web site traffic but don’t really do much with them other than track page views and visitors. Increasing your traffic using ads, search optimization, and pay-per-click won’t do you much good if visitors don’t do something once they get to your web site.
Sometimes you can get so caught up in learning about the client’s needs and so excited by your own enthusiasm for your solution, that you can miss asking about the competition even if the client mentions “competitors.” Although you can, you may not want to ask about the competitor the minute the client brings it up, but you must get back to it.
Linda Richardson is the founder and president of Richardson, a premier provider of sales training and consulting to the Global 500. Linda is a thought leader in the sales training industry and is credited with the movement to consultative sales selling. Linda began her career in the sales training industry in 1979 as a manager sales training for a regional bank. She consults on enterprise sales solutions and sales force effectiveness in all areas of sales and management.
1. Are you getting emails with strange extensions?
Start getting familiar with the extensions: ca=Canada, au=Australia, sp=spain, mx=mexico, nz=New Zealand, ar=Argentina, as=American Samoa. I send all my subscribers a personal welcoming note, and it’s good to know what country they’re from. Here’s a list of foreign extensions all over the world: http://www.norid.no/domenenavnbaser/domreg.html .
You get through college with IQ, but you get through life with EQ-emotional intelligence. 80% of the qualities that lead to success are “soft”skills, EQ. People with high EQ experience less stress, enjoy better health, demonstrate higher levels of morale and performance, and report a better quality of life. It’s competencies like resilience, optimism, intentionality, and empathy. It’s applicable to team work, leadership, motivation, negotiation, ethics, and sales. EQ isn’t new, but full recognition of its value is.
Thanks for offering your knowledge to help WebProNews readers out! Here’s my question:
I work for a small family owned company. Although I have worked here for over a year and work a 40 hour week, I am not hired as an “employee” because they can’t afford to offer me any sort of benefits yet. I am an “independent contractor” for them and file my taxes as such. Because of this, I do not have a 401K and need to start investing for my future in ways other then my savings account! My salary is 55K per year. What are my options and what do you suggest? Thanks for your help!
Is it posible to index in Google a dynamic page like the ones you have in your site? For example: http://www.insideoutmarketing.com/index.php?p=sections&sid=7 I developped a Content Management System that creates dynamic menus and pages and each link of each item of the menu point to a category of articles and each title of each article points to the entire article using its number like this: http://astursistemas.com/demo/index.php?categoria_no=17 (category No.17, sorry it is in spanish) http://astursistemas.com/demo/Articulos.php?articulo_no=16 (article No. 16)
If I submit the above URLs to Google, will they be indexed?
Can you tell me how I can submit to Google and Anzwer AustraliaNew Zealand? I rank number 4 in the World search but don’t even show in Australian searches. I pay Express submission to Inktomi my web address www.matstoneglobal.com is it because I have .com and not .com.au
My site at http://www.jodee.biz ranks 3/10 on google, and on alexa it ranks: “Traffic Rank for jodee.biz:337,641.” Other sites that link to this site: 447. What I would like to know is: how can I improve my ratings more for some of my keywords such as “grilling net gurus.” I am on the first page on others it can’t be found any suggestion I do trade links with other sites plus I have now added more content by way of articles and newsletters
The New Teoma 2.0: Best Search Ever?
The “Teoma” search engine (www.teoma.com) is a part of the Ask.com / Ask Jeeves search portal. It delivers search results on a large number of portals and websites that use Jeeves search boxes, as well as delivering a substantial and growing number of searches through Teoma.com itself. In fact, it is now the #3 search engine database, in terms of the audience it reaches, behind Google and Inktomi.
It’s great to be an entrepreneur, right? There are plenty of “upsides” to being your own boss. But there is a downside. If you are sick or disabled, you can’t rely on employee health benefits to carry you through the rough times. How long could you manage without an income if you were unable to work due to sickness or injury? If more than ninety days would be a problem, you have probably already considered purchasing disability insurance.
Finding quality writers is not easy. As with hiring any employee or contractor, be sure to get the facts first.
1. What am I looking for?
Before you begin your search for a writer, make sure to outline your needs. Do you need a marketing writer that does brochures? A technical writer who knows Visual Basic?
2. How do you charge?
Many freelancers work on a per-project basis and require one-third to one-half of the fee upfront. Others work on an hourly, per-day or per-week basis. Make sure you get the details before you hire the writer.
No matter what the buying situation (proposal, RFP, tender, or EOI), and no matter what “evaluation criteria” you are provided with, buyers consider just 3 areas when it comes to deciding upon a supplier.
1. “Where do you see your online business 1 year from now?”