Do I Really Need A Website Or Blog?

If you are a business owner, a shop owner, an artist, a plumber, you just name it. Whatever you do as an occupation or hobby you can make it more visible, relevant, popular and far-reaching when you launch it online through the creation of a website or blog.

In recent times owning a website and blogging has become very relevant if you want to keep up with today’s social media marketing arena.

Whether you are a small business or a conglomerate with hundreds of staff personnel, having a website or blog should be an integral part of your overall success plan, as this can help improve your online content marketing strategy.

With a website or blog you will be able to promote your online business to the right target audience. And whether you apply SEO or PPC, visitors or users who find you online will only need to be directed to your site or blog for further engagement or action.

Your website provides a description of what you do with all your products and services listed. Blogging will further provide relevant content/articles related to your services with the goal to educate readers, users and prospects of what you really do.

Below are reasons why you should consider having a blog/site:

To drive traffic:

With a blog, you will have the platform and opportunity to produce significant content for your readers and customers. This is a cool marketing technique to drive good traffic back to your website. With a good blog written and posted on social media sites you will be able to offer your social followers a good reason to click-through to your website and business.

To increase your SEO or Search Engine Results:

Blogging consistently have been proven to help boost SEO. Writing fresh content via blogging is still an essential element if you wish to beat competition in the search engine results page.

To position your business/brand as a leader:

When you write good and persuasive articles it can help establish your company as an industry leader. When you post vital topics that resonate with your niche revealing your knowledge, it means you are creatively marketing your skills for what you do (your business, service or product).

If you sell products online you can blog about them and your customers and target audience will get to find and know you as the knowledge source for the specific products they want.

With a website and blog, you can become the center, or the place to be, for your industry. Once you have built trust through your content you will find it easy to naturally develop better customer relationships!

Reasons Why Comments Do Not Attract Google Traffic

When you decide to comment on a certain site, your Primary Purpose is to end up getting some Targeted Traffic Yourself but more importantly to build high quality back links. But, let me guess… you’ve been commenting for months with absolutely No Results, right? Well there’s a little more to just commenting, because commenting must also be used as a means of getting recognized as a Professional. I guess the real “trick” is simply to actually Read the work you’re commenting on. You have to pay attention to three key points when commenting.

First you Must target sites and posts relevant to your keywords and niche – This is very important because any Professional Webmaster will simply delete your comment when the content has no relevance and will interfere with the site’s popularity. You are joining a conversation, and trying to sell (in any way) dieting products on an Internet Marketing site and/or Blog will completely defeat your entire effort.

Use “Drop My Link” (just search your browser) and follow the link which may direct as – Find SEO Footprints To Create Backlinks On – Then simply sign up as this is a free tool, and a great way to not only engage in comments but also build high quality back links. Now you may notice that this site “https” protocol is not active, but please don’t let this deter you. This is purely a research tool, from where to access relevant sites. And this is how to use it;

Once inside – You will see a window requesting your keyword or niche. If you’re not sure what that is then just think of the one, or maybe two words that would best describe your blog target audience. What must the people be interested in, when visiting your blog? Must they want to “Create Interior Design” or “Start Gardening” or “Make Money” and even “Making Videos”, the options are endless, just go with what your blog is about. There will also be an option (drop down window) under Category. Your options are; Blog Platforms, Comment Back-Links, Forum Back-Links, Guest Posts, Link Roundups, Resource Pages and Sponsor/Donation Links. Let’s just go with the Comment Back-Links for the purpose of this demonstration.

And lastly, you need to choose the footprint you want to use. Your options are; Comment Luv Premium – Which is one of my favorites because in many instances you will be given the option to redirect back to a chosen post on your blog, from inside the Comment Luv commenting box. There’s also Do-Follow Comments, Intense Debate, Keyword Luv and Livefyre. I suggest you try the Comment Luv Premium option, (no don’t let the word premium scare you off) and just see how it works for you. But experiment with the tool, by all means. In fact I encourage that.

The Name section on the Comment Window – Never enter a URL in the name section, always enter your name because there are way too many spam robots out there and a URL is not a name. You want to Brand Your Name, Not your site and/or Affiliate Offer. You Must build credibility with an audience, if they’re going to buy from you or even visit your site then desperate attempts at a sale will leave you sadly disappointed. You can enter the name (Or H1 Heading) of your site as the name, but I would advise against that. As a successful affiliate marketer you’re going to have several blogs which is why it is more important to brand your name.

Always keep your name authentic and original, you will gain much better recognition. Some high authority sites also use comment sites like Disquss and Avatar, where you have to create a profile in order to be able to comment. If you run into those, then create your profile because it is extremely important to building credibility. The better your profile the bigger your traffic boost will be, and a profile photo should be a full frontal face and shoulder. Like a passport picture, and not a favorite pet, nature scene or even a favorite car.

The Email section on the Comment Window – Preferably your own email, and not that of any other entity.

The Website section on the Comment Window – This is where you enter the Primary Domain, and not another page or post on your blog. Your primary domain ends with dot com or dot org (http: // yourdomain (dot) com) Everything after that is a redirect to an alternative page or post. It is a good tactic to direct visitors to your primary domain (Home Page) from where your content must inspire them to stay on your blog.

The Comment section on the Comment Window – First and most importantly You – Never Share Any Link In A Comment – Your link must only be in your “Website” section of the comment window. The only instance when a link get shared in a comment section, is when the site owner and/or webmaster answers a question for instance and offer the visitor a tool and/or solution. Remember, the comment section is not a sales page and must never contain any form of prompt in a desperate attempt to make a sale.

You must actually read the post you wish to comment on and then comment something relevant and a valuable addition to the discussion at hand. Rather focus on a comment tactic, tutorial of nature. If the author mentioned something you do not quite agree with, or fully understand then you must inquire and suggest. Be part of the conversation, because building high quality Back links and getting people to visit your blog from those will require high value content in your comments.

Risk Management in Binary Options Trading

Risk management in trading is indispensable, if you want to succeed in the binary options market. If you do not have a proper risk management plan you may not be able to achieve success in this volatile market.

As a trader you need to understand that it is not easy to make consistent profits in this market. There are inherent risks associated with this market and if you are not careful you may lose big money and all your investments within a few trades.

Managing risks in binary options trading

Irrespective of whether you are a beginner or experienced trader, you need to have a proper plan for every trade.

A well made plan can enable you to take your first step into successful trading. After you have made a good trading plan it is important that you stick with it.
If you keep making changes to the plan at regular intervals, you may not be able to benefit from it.
Placing emotional and impulsive trades can also result in big losses. When you let emotions cloud your mind you may not be able to think in a rational manner and this can affect your investment decisions.
Planning can help you trade in a disciplined manner and you may be able to avoid emotional and impulsive trades.
A good plan should include how much you can afford to lose in each trade. This can enable you to set stop loss orders in advance so that you are able to avoid big losses even if the market moves in the opposite direction of the trade you had placed.
Placing a stop loss order is one of the best risk management strategies that traders can use to minimize losses.
Most traders do not have a clear idea about risk tolerance levels and trading targets. They also do not know when to enter and exit the market. All these factors can substantially increase the risks of trading. If you want to protect yourself from losses it is important that you determine your risk tolerance level before you place a trade.

Leverage is a wonderful tool that can be used by traders to make big profits from small trading accounts. Using proper leverage is important if you want to manage the risks of trading in an effective manner. If you are a beginner it is best to avoid using leverage until you gain adequate knowledge and experience.

Traders want to make big profits within a short period and this often leads to risky trading. This includes placing big trades instead of small trades and this can increase the risk of accumulating big losses. It is best to have a good strategy for risk management in trading, so that you are able to minimize losses and maximize profits.

Fees and More Fees and the Investment World

It should go without saying that the financial world survives on the fees that investors and consumers pay related to their accounts. Fees are not a bad thing, but today there is more and more press about the “fee drag” and how it can stifle a portfolio over many years.

The challenge is that the fee world is so complex that it is nearly impossible to calculate exactly what fees that one pays in the various investments that they hold. Some say that the marketplace wants it like that – to keep consumers in the dark, not understanding all the various fees that they are paying each month or quarter. On the surface, in a basic asset management arrangement, there is a percentage of the “assets under management” that one pays for the services provided by the manager. However, behind those fees can be additional layers of fees in the mutual funds held, transaction fees, yearly account maintenance fees, and others, which, when added up, can equate to a sizeable number. Take that out over 20 plus years, and the drag on performance is noteworthy.

In the annuity world, the fee discussion rages on. Some of the variable annuities in the marketplace have fees in excess of 4% per year. It would take a Master’s Degree in mathematics to sort through all of the prospectuses to calculate all of the various ways that the policyholder gets charged. The basic fee structure in both Variable Annuities and Fixed Index Annuities are fairly easy to decipher. It gets more difficult when the policy-owner elects the various “riders” or “add-ons” to the base contract – this is when the “fee drag” takes hold.

One of the most popular mutual fund companies in the world makes a fairly valid claim that it is nearly impossible to find an asset manager that outperforms their S&P Index 500 fund, net of fees. Their fund has an expense ratio of .05%. There have been various studies, easily referenced, which show that nearly 80% of funds with active management do not beat the performance of this fund – which is not actively managed. This is proof that the world of fees drag down performance for most all consumers.

The dirty word today in the financial world is “commission.” That word conjures up visions of the old style stock broker hammering folks on the phone until they buy. The truth is that for many long term investors, they most likely would be better off getting professional advice and purchasing their investments with an upfront commission and being done with the drag of higher ongoing management fees. The jury is continuing to deliberate this, and the volatility in the market will not let the “fee discussion” settle down to the back pages of the financial papers. When markets are up, the fee discussion lessens; when markets are down, the fee discussion heightens.