Archive for October, 2009

Taking a Poll or a Survey

Friday, October 30th, 2009

There are ways to set up surveys with email programs or websites like surveymonkey.com that allow you to take surveys to find out what your target audience is thinking. Using a survey on your site can also be an effective way to attract new clients. For instance, if you sell printing, blast an email to your contact list, or one that you have purchased, and ask them to answer a question. “Were you satisfied with your last printing project?” is a good example. This could be a yes or no answer with an area for text to elaborate and add additional comments. This is not a long survey, but it gets users to your site and the website will then do more selling for you. You can also bring people to your site by polling something in the news, even if it isn’t related to your business. For example, “Do you think public health care is necessary?” If you do not want to be political, ask a question related to a movie or holiday like, “Do you agree with children going door-to-door for Halloween?” Read more...

Are RSS Aggregators Useful Web Tools?

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

A RSS feed is what makes a blog, a blog. RSS feeds have a direct line to searching that is not from the typical search engine. They are also much faster because they scan every few hours. A search engine may scan your site every 2 or 3 months to update your info in their data.

An aggregator is useful for utilizing someone else’s content from a blog on your website. However, if you copy someone else’s content on your site, the search engines will refuse to recognize it. This is a way to protect content. Search engines do that same with an Aggregator’s content. It will not recognize it. Read more…