Monday, September 13, 2010

Where to find good SEO keywords for your online articles

There are several tactics you can employ in order to find good SEO keywords for your online articles. If you have an idea of the topic you’d like to cover, one of the simplest methods is to employ basic keyword research. Once you have a list of keywords with high search volume, you can narrow down your choices into a list of keywords that best suits your desired niche.

Google AdWords Keyword Tool

The most commonly used keyword generation tool is the AdWords keyword tool provided by Google. You don’t have to have an AdWords account to use it, but your results will be more in-depth if you register. To use this keyword tool, all you have to do is list one or two words related to your topic. The keyword suggestion tool will then provide a list of possible keywords across several categories.

It’s best to narrow down the keyword lists to focus on your specific niche. This can be as simple as choosing one category to search within, or as complicated as choosing the location of the person performing the search, the language of the search query, or various subcategories within the search. You can also filter the results to only show keywords that have a certain search volume, so that you don’t waste your time with keywords that no one is searching for.

Once you have your keyword list in place, Google AdWords allows you to download the list, so you can reference the keywords as you write, or categorize them further within your own SEO strategy. A good way to do this is to group related keywords together and use them to make article topic sets.

WordStream Keyword Tools

Another keyword tool suite you might consider is WordStream SEO. They have several tools available on their website to help you find good SEO keywords for your online articles. Their web interface is simpler than AdWords – you just enter a keyword and the tool provides you with a list of possible keywords to explore. This can be useful if you are just starting out with your keyword research and need some general direction on which way to go.

Another useful tool on the site is the niche finder. You can get groups of keyword topics related to your original keyword. This can be helpful if you are trying to come up with keywords for a particular subset of your general keyword topics. By uncovering which niches get the most searches, and which topics within each niche are most often searched, you can build a list of article topics and keywords for your website content that will draw in more traffic.

Picking SEO Keywords with Staying Power

An important aspect of picking good SEO keywords is choosing terms that users will continue to search for in the future. In order to get the most accurate assessment of any keywords you choose, you need to be aware of trends in search volume. For this purpose, Google Trends is an excellent tool. You simply enter the keyword phrase and Google will provide a graph of the search volume across several years. If you see the search term is increasing in volume or holding steady, then it’s safe to assume that you’ll be able to generate traffic for this term continually over several years. If, however, you notice a steady decline in searches, your keyword may be on its way out in terms of search volume. Avoid any keywords that seem to be heading for a rock bottom in search engine volume, as you may not see much traffic from those terms in years to come.

Researching Article Topics

Once you have your listed keywords, you can find relevant topics by simply plugging in those keywords into article marketing sites, such as EzineArticles, or blog sites such as WordPress or Blogger. You can also search using these terms in your favorite search engine to see what sites and ads come up. This is a quick way to check out the competition before you start writing. In this way, you are sure to get the best SEO keyword phrases that are actually useable as article topics.

By combining keyword research with research into viable article topics, you’ll be able to focus your writing on the subjects your target audience wants to read more about. Choosing keywords that have both high search volume and a positive search trend will ensure that you have the best chances of gaining traffic for your articles, regardless of where they are posted.

Paris Hilton arrested in Las Vegas

Heiress Paris Hilton has had more than her share if run-ins with the law, dating back to September 2006, when she was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. She was subsequently charged with reckless driving and received 36 months probation, $1,500 in fines, as well as the suspension of her driver’s license.

Shortly after, she was placed on probation; Paris was caught driving on two different occasions with a suspended license. She also had failed to sign-up for court ordered alcohol education classes. With these strikes on her record, it was determined that she has violated the terms of her probation.

So, in May 2007, she was sentenced to 45 days in jail for violation of probation. After a bit of confusion as to where and how she was to serve her time, she ultimately ended up serving only a portion of her jail sentence, but in several interview after her release, she cited herself as being a changed woman.

Since 2007, it appeared as though Paris had really made an effort to straighten out her “bad girl” reputation, but on July 17, 2010, she was detained and questioned by police in South Africa at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium during the World Cup. It was suspected that she was in possession of marijuana. However, those claims were later dropped due to what was considered a case of mistaken identity. Many people were not buying the “mistaken identity” claim, but, it is not a claim that can be contested, as authorities decided to let it go.

But, in the case of her arrest in Las Vegas on August 28, 2010, there is no chance that mistaken identity can be claimed. Allegedly, Paris was a passenger in the vehicle her boyfriend, Cy Waits, was driving. A police officer pulled the car over because they thought they saw marijuana smoke coming out of the car. Since they were in front of the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, Paris asked that they go inside the hotel for privacy because of the number of people gathering around the scene. The police allowed her to do this, and apparently, when Paris was reaching inside her purse for her lip balm, a small bindle of cocaine was visible to several police officers in the room.

Paris was then arrested and charged with felony drug possession and her boyfriend was charged with driving under the influence. Sometime later, she was released on her own recognizance. As of now, her case has not come up for trial, but there are some reports that state that she could receive a maximum of 15 years in prison for the possession of .8 grams of cocaine.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Biography: Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born an only child to a German mother and a half Italian half German father. Leonardo was named after the famous painter Leonardo Da Vinci because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo Da Vinci painting when he first kicked. Leonardo was born in Los Angeles, California, on November 11, 1974. Leonardo's parents would soon divorce and he would live mostly with his mother. Leonardo graduated from John Marshall High school after attending Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for four years.

DiCaprio begun his acting career by starring in commercials and educational movies. It was in 1990 that he made his first appearance on the television show based on the movie Parenthood. After Parenthood Leonardo would go on to work on other shows such as The New Lassie and Roseanne.

Leonardo's first film was Critters 3, a comedic sci-fi horror film that was released in 1991 and went straight to video. While DiCaprio's first film was not a success, he had a breakthrough with the movie This Boy's Life when he was hand picked by Robert De Niro out of 400 young actors competing for the role. DiCaprio would go on to play in 5 other films between 1991-1995, including What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and The Basketball Diaries.

It was in 1997 that Leonardo DiCaprio would star in the highest grossing film of all time, Titanic. Raking in a massive $1.843 billion in box-office receipts worldwide, Titanic propelled DiCaprio into a new level of stardom, being nominated for some of the most prestigious awards including a second Golden Globe nomination. Leonardo has been famously quoted as saying "I have no connection with me during that whole Titanic phenomenon and what my face became around the world [...] I'll never reach that state of popularity again, and I don't expect to. It's not something I'm going to try to achieve either."

Following Titanic Leonardo had two great successes in 2002. The first of which was Catch Me If You Can, based on the life of Frank Abagnale Jr., who made millions in the 1960's writing counterfeit checks. The second success was Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York, in which he played the protagonist Amsterdam Vallon, the young leader of the Irish faction.

In 2006 he worked yet again with Martin Scorsese on the film The Departed, where he played a cop working undercover in an Irish mob in Boston. Leonardo's performance in The Departed earned him a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor. in addition, DiCaprio earned his third Academy Award nomination for Blood Diamond.

In 2010 Leonardo DiCaprio released his third collaboration with Martin Scorsese, Shutter Island, based on a 2003 novel of the same name. The film opened at number one in the box-office and was DiCaprio's and Scorsese's most successful collaboration to date. In the same year DiCaprio starred in Christopher Nolan's Inception. A movie based on lucid dreaming and dream incubation, where he plays a thief who enters the mind of his target through dreams. The film was released to critical acclaim, grossing over $21 million its opening day.

Currently Leonardo has a lot of work lined up for him. Including Clint Eastwood's Hoover, based on J. Edgar Hoover, and he is cast in the title role of Oliver Stone's film Travis McGee. With all these movies on his plate he is still an active environmentalist, and has cited global warming as "the number one environmental challenge.

World of Warcraft Archeology profession preview.

Archeology is a secondary profession that will be shipping along with cataclysm, joining the ranks of cooking, fishing, and first aid. archaeology allows the player to unlock new abilities and rewards by discovering ancient treasures known as artifacts throughout the world. The artifacts you find are placed in your Archaeology journal, allowing you to study it to unlock rewards. By the looks of it you will have to complete mini-quest lines to receive your reward. There are two types of artifacts to uncover: Common Artifacts will give you more information on the lore of a race, and might be used in some kind of collection game. Rare artifacts will give you usable items, most of them will be cosmetic but some of them will have actual effects. Such artifacts are highly sought after by the Archaeology Society, and they pay in gold and items for their return. Those who have mastered archaeology can find Titan artifacts, earning special currency used to unlock character paths and allowing the player to further customize their character.

Archaeology also provides the Ancient Glyphs used by the Path of the Titans, a new form of progression path that looks to be mandatory if you want to get the most out of your character. So unlike the other secondary professions archeology will be required to maximize your characters damage per second, healing, or tanking capabilities. Any character will be able to train it and people with an existing gathering profession will have the possibility to track both things at the same time. The different Path of the Titans that you can go down are:

• Path of Khaz’Goroth: The Shaper

• Path of Golganneth: The Thunderer

• Path of Eonar: The Lifebinder

• Path of Aman’Thul: The High Father

• Path of Aggramar: The Avenger

• Path of Norgannon: The Dreamweaver

Each of the paths come with a unique play style behind them, for example "Eonar: The Lifebinder" is a path for healers and "Golganneth: The Thunderer" is for damage per second classes.The only thing to keep in mind for you hardcore players is that there will be a limit to how much you can progress during a certain week. Hopefully with this addition of Path of the Titans and Archeology in Wow Cataclysm, we will all have a little more fun whenever we are out exploring Azeroth. I think this will be the much needed addition to the game for hardcore players, because they will be able to progress down the Path of the Titans at a much faster rate. The casual players will still be able to max out their Path of the Titans slowly overtime but the real benefit will be seen by the hardcore raiders and "Pvp'ers"

How to add songs to your blog

Blog writers often wonder what they can do to increase the appeal of their blog. With so many blog sites out their, yours needs to be unique and interested. Audio is an often overlooked multimedia device, is a great way to add your favorite songs, or even original audio, to your blog. The easiest way to add audio is through a platform, this makes it much easier for the new user to add audio content to their site.


SoundCloud is an online platform that allows you to upload any track from your computer and share it. You can add artwork, track descriptions, and even a website to purchase the audio you have uploaded. Once you have saved your changes just click share and you will be given an embed code to add to your blog.


Deezer is a free music streaming service based in France, and offers many options for people looking to add music to their blog. You can add playlists easily to your blog just by hitting the "blog" button, and then pasting the embed code into your site. You can also upload your own songs if you wish.


Dewplayer is completely free, open source, mp3 flash player. There is a simple HTML code generator with many options to edit and play with, such as: background color, volume, optional autostart, optional loop, time display, and shuffle. You can again, post single songs, or create an entire playlist for your site. Even with the free version of Dewplayer, there is no limit to how much music you can use.

There are many ways to implement songs on to your blog. You can for example, have lighter music streaming constantly in the background to provide a relaxed atmosphere. Or you can put individual songs on different posts throughout your blog, depending on if its appropriate for the post at hand. A good post to put it on would be a blog post about a specific band, or album that you just listened to, or are reviewing.

As long as you don't overdo it, adding music to your blog can really create a unique experience for your visitors. But keep in mind, your visitors don't want to be bombarded with music on every page they try and view. They also don't want to be surprised by the music, so keep autoplay checked off. You will end up losing more visitors than gaining if they feel like they have to mute their computer every time they view your site just to stay sane.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Famous entrepreneurial success stories on the Internet

Becoming an entrepreneur is something many people only dream of, but the following people went above and beyond; becoming some of the most famous names of today, only because of the internet.

-Sergey Brin, Google.

Sergey Mihailovich Brin is the co-founder of Google, and the president of technology at Google. He has a net worth of an estimated 11 billion US dollars. Sergey met met future Co-president of Google, Larry Page, at Stanford University. While originally they did not get along, it was when they found a common interest in receiving information from data sets that they went to work on their first paper. The paper entitled "The Anatomy of a Large-scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine" is now the tenth most accessed scientific paper at Stanford University.

The couple originally tried to sell the Google search engine idea, but it failed. They in turn raised $1 million in investment money to start their own company. October 2004, the company released their first quarterly results as a public company, with a revenue of $805.9 million.

-Bill Gates, Microsoft.

Bill gates is the co-founder of Microsoft, and the richest man in the world, worth an estimated 46 billion US dollars. At Harvard University, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, worked together on creating a new version of Basic programming language for the Altair 8800 person computer. The computer company that allowed Bill and Paul to use their computers, were so impressed with their work, that they licensed the software. It was because of this that Bill and Paul formed the company Microsoft.

Their first big break was from the MS-DOS, their first operating system, developed for the first IBM personal computer. MS-DOS soon took hold of the market after Bill and Paul convinced other manufacturers to standardize their systems to run MS-DOS. Microsoft would not have another huge success until the 1990's, when they developed Windows 3.0. Following Windows 3.0, Microsoft developed Windows 95, 98, 2000, Millennium Edition, XP, Vista, and their latest Windows 7.

-Steve Jobs, Apple.

Steven Paul Jobs is the co-founder and CEO of Apple Computer Co, and sits on the board of directors for Pixar. In 1976 longtime friend Steve Wozniak showed Jobs a computer that he had designed for himself. Jobs convinced Wozniak to start up a company with him. On April 1st 1976, the two founded Apple Computer Company. Apple created three computers with limited success, the Apple I, Apple II, and Apple III. In the same year that Apple III was released, Apply Computer Co. became a publicly traded company on the stock market.

In 1983, John Sculley from Pepsi became Apples CEO, and in 1994, they released the Macintosh Computer. It was the release of the Macintosh that skyrocketed Apple's success, causing them to leave behind the Apple III line. From then on Apple would continue releasing highly successful operating systems, and be only matched by Microsoft. Even though Steven Jobs' net worth is the the billions, his reported yearly salary is $1 for tax reasons.

How to make money writing an eBook

Have you ever dreamed about earning extra income from writing? Do you feel like you just don't have what it takes to get published, or the ability to write a full length novel? The great thing about eBooks, is that anyone can write one. You don't have to be a professional writer, you don't need to go through publishing agencies, and you don't need to split your profit with anyone.

Making money with eBooks is a lucrative, yet very doable, business plan. There are a few things you must do in order to become successful in your eBook venture.

-Write what you know

Write about a topic you know a lot about, there is nothing worse than reading an eBook that looks like the author just barely researched before publishing. EBooks of any subject are being sold like crazy, so if you have particular knowledge about one thing, write about it. Chances are there will be a demographic for whatever you write about, and enough people willing to pay for that information.

-Market your eBook

People need to know your eBook exists before they can buy it; marketing your eBook is key in getting it to sell. If you have a blog already, getting your eBook's name out there won't be too difficult. Just create a hype by making posts leading up to the release of your eBook, and post it for sale when you finish.

Another great way to market your eBook, is to give small free samples of it away. If people find the content quality high, than they will likely purchase it. You can even give away free copies to other, more prominent bloggers, in hopes they will write you a favorable review.

-Sell it on an auction site

If you don't have a website or blog as a platform to advertise and sell your eBook off of, than selling on an auction site, such as amazon or eBay, may bring you in large profits. There are many eBooks for sale on eBay that are generating thousands of dollars a week. If you have an eBook in a popular category, it won't be long before someone stumbles on it while going through one of the auction sites. Make sure you price it reasonably against your competitors, if your eBook costs to much, many readers will just look elsewhere.

Writing an eBook can become a full time job, if you take it seriously, and write quality material. If your first eBook is not a success, research, and try again. Once you get a successful eBook out there, chances are you will have many repeat customers if you decide to release another. Who knows, you might even be able to quit your day job.