Category Archives: The Economy
Not sure if you’re noticing the trend but as of late more and more jobs are being done from home. With the rise in cost of gas prices and company overhead many employers are opting for the home-work option. In most cases this is presenting to be a win/win situation for all parties involved. Honestly, [...]
Japan is the third largest economy in the world. For such a small island, that says a lot. Japan has been steadily developing itself to be a power player on the world stage. You have to give them credit. Their infrastructure and business acumen have made many international investors wealthy. Japan endured the wrath of [...]
The GDP is up but jobs are still not coming back; it may have a lot to do with perceptions of the consumers. I just noticed that the unemployment rate is now 10.2% … not good. I for one have changed my spending habits and although I’m hearing a lot of better news in regards to the economy I’m still quite reluctant to spend. Is it the same for everyone else; are consumers not comfortable spending?
You have probably noticed the fact that most searched now bring up local business results on Google SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) even if you do not put the location in the search query. Now, if you are asking the question, "Why are the local results showing up if I did not search for anything local?" you are asking the wrong question. The right question would be; "Why do I not show up in that list?"
Being active on social media sites including news submitting and bookmarking sites have many benefits for a Search Engine Marketer. One of the nice bonus benefits to being active in these sites is that you are always being informed. Logging on to Digg or Reddit can help you catch up on the latest events and also the oddest happenings that are interesting which you otherwise might have missed if you only watch the six o’clock news on your local news station. I noticed that I’m usually aware and more informed on a lot of topics than my friends who are not in the internet marketing industry. They’re always puzzled about how I know so much about daily events. I can’t say I mind that. Knowledge is power.
SEO is the acronym for Search Engine Optimization, an internet marketing strategy used by webmasters and online marketing specialists to make a webpage more visible in the organic search results. If a site is more visible in search results, the site will increase its traffic volume.
If you are new to Twitter or you have just heard of Twitter, don't be too concerned ... yet! Twitter is a microblogging portal and it is exploding online.
22 years ago, I left corporate life to start my own business for one central reason. I couldn't handle the fact that decisions were made, often critical decisions, based on political considerations. In other words, what does the boss think I should think or what does his boss think I should think ... or I owe someone a vote on a project because that someone gave me their vote. In this environment, poor business decisions are inevitable because political turf and inter-office relationships were more important than the bottom-line business results of the company. It was my own living hell.
Dear President Obama, I have written to you before through this blog and through your various websites. It is now 30 days since you were sworn in as our Chief Executive. While it is way too early to pass judgment, I have to say that what I have seen so far has dashed a great deal of hope for me and confirmed my fears.