Top 10 Home Business Ideas for 2011 — no change?

Has the idea of home businesses change much in the past ten years? I’ve been cruising forums recently to check for new home business ideas to write about.  While there’s the occasional very novel idea, in general it seems to be the Same Old Thing rebranded and waved in front of the audience again.  And…

Google Analytics — Is It Worth It?

I’ve seen a lot of posts both pro and con about Google Analytics — the tool from google that is aimed at marketers and shows detailed statistics of a site.  Some people swear by it, some swear at it, and most don’t seem to know it exists.  After reading a number of posts and blogs…

What Every Website Owner Should Know About Headlines

There are lots of website links and news headline links that tempt you to click because you’ve just GOT to know what the whole thing is about?  Yeah… even skeptical me still gets lured into some places by the “gosh, that strikes me as curious” lure.   And then there are those “Oh there goes…

What the Tweet? Google drops Twitter

  So… fellow bloggers and artists and business people, Google has made a decision that might affect how you’re contacting friends and customers — Google has let their subscription to the Twitter firehose expire.  So it’s not going to continue the real-time search on Twitter.  In a way, I’m not surprised because the amount of…

Wider Content — more blog traffic?

There’s been some recent discussions on Internet entrepreneur boards about whether or not writing articles for other blogs (or article directories) that link to your blog is really that effective in the wake of Panda, Google’s latest algorithm. Does it make better sense to write a wide variety of articles (such as “general entrepreneurship topics”)…

Pretty Websites are More Trustworthy?

Here’s the latest brain-bending alert:  Content may not exactly be king on the Internet   Yep. All those hard written words probably aren’t as effective as you thought because the new Evil Usurper sneaking in to topple Content off its throne is “Pretty Pictures.” Images are strongly attractive to people. As a species we are…

Building Time Blocks

The trouble with us is that we’re being trained to be easily fascinated.  You know, the “oooh!  shiny!” reaction where you’re walking along thinking about one thing and suddenly something bright and interesting (or new) catches your attention.  Suddenly, all your well-intentioned plans go out the window as you go over to look at (and…

Five Fabulous Websites for Creatives in Business!

I’m friends with a lot of writers and artists and costumers (because I do writing and art but not costuming) and we’ve all been hit by the down economy.  It’s tougher when this is your only source of income and the real hassle is that when you’re NOT producing, you’re not really getting money.  Meanwhile…

This Week’s Fabulous Five Websites

I’ve been prowling around the Internet this week wasting time looking for the best advice on how to update the Friends In Business website. There’s a lotta distractions out there, let me tell you — and a lot of information. Sadly, much of it is pure garbage and some of the sites for people interested…

In The Reviews: a few useful websites

Do you have advertising burn out?   I do!   In 2006, CBS news estimate that we’re bombarded with 5,000 ads per day and these days it seems like that number must have doubled!  If you’re looking for advice on how to fix up your website or perhaps increase some traffic to your blog, it…