Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors 7

This Zen story, Which is the Way?, about experiencing the present, is part of an eBook series 51 Short Motivational Stories from Zen, Buddha and Ancient Tales.

Which is the Way?

A young disciple asked the Zen master, “Which is the Way?”

“Oh! Look at the mountain, it’s so beautiful. Can you see it”

“I did not ask about the mountain master. I asked about the Way,” said the disciple.

“As long you cannot see beyond the mountain, you’ll never reach the way,” replied the Zen master.

Notes: Experiencing the present is everything in Zen. Needless searching for truth leads one no where. Be in the present and enjoy the truth.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

SEO tips to make blogs accessible to Google and users

Getting Google to index and crawl through your blog content easily will mean more traffic for bloggers like you. The SEO trick here is to understand how search engines like Google read web content. I’m letting you in on some simple and easy to implement secrets of search engines.

How do users reach your blog content? How do search engine crawlers arrive at your blog?

Well users and Google arrive on your blog by navigating through hyperlinks somewhere on the internet. These can be links on another blog or site, forum, social media, delicious, digg, directory and the like. From there they click (or crawl) to land up on your blog post. So if you’re a webmaster or blogger, your hyperlinks must be neat and navigable.

Important content on your blog is better placed via simple static html links, than the Ajax, Flash or Javascript. Google can crawl html hyperlinks easily, then the above technologies. People use different browsers and HTML text is compatible and accessible by all of them. So it’s important that you link all critical blog content via html hyperlinks.

To make content useful to readers and search engine bots, publish them as html documents. Use less of scripts and make it easy to navigate to your articles.

Making images indexable, accessible

Images, Photos, Pictures, Graphics must all either have alt and title tags that explain the content and context. The titles and alt tags must be useful, meaningful and relevant to the content on the page. The context of the picture to the page content is important for ranking it better. Otherwise they turn useless from the point of view of search. You can also write some content on what is there in the images to help users and crawlers identify and understand the content. This helps Google to rank your pages better. And assign a better quality point to your content.

Clean up broken links, duplicate content

Broken links, empty pages, duplicate content, affiliate articles with no value aditions and 404 errors – all interfere with indexing your site or blog. Avoid all these by checking and publishing unique, fresh, value added and useful content for readers and crawlers.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Nothing can change destiny - Short Motivating Story

This story about positive thinking is part of an eBook series 51 Short Motivational Stories from Zen, Buddha and Ancient Tales.

In 17th century Japan, a General was leading his soldiers to war. He was confident of winning it but some of his soldiers were in doubt.

On the way they stopped to pray at a Buddhist temple.

Here the General, taking a coin from his coat pocket, addressed his men, “I’m tossing this coin. If it’s heads we’ll win, if it’s tails we’ll lose the war.”

He tossed the coin and it was heads. The soldiers were delighted and marched forth with confidence.

And won the war.

“Nothing can change destiny,” said the Lieutenant to the General.

“Yes indeed,” replied the General showing the coin with heads on both sides.

Notes: Success or failure is in the mind. Starting with a positive thought is quite often decisive in winning. Think positive and the battle is half won.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Everyone has a Problem, short motivational story

This short motivating story about perceptions that only we have problems, is part of an eBook series 51 Short Motivational Stories from Zen, Buddha and Ancient Tales.

A beautiful lady visited a psychiatrist. She was ushered into his consulting room.

She sat down before him.

“Please come closer,” said the psychiatrist.

The women moved closer to the psychiatrist.

At once he jumped from his seat, hugged and kissed the beautiful lady.

She was nevertheless shocked.

“Now this takes care of my problem. Tell me, what’s your problem?” asked the psychiatrist.

Often we think that we are the only ones troubled by a multitude of problems. And think others are enjoying their lives. We forget that everyone has a fair share of their own problems. And, perhaps, many are in a much worse state than us. If only we’re able to realize that we’d feel a lot better. And we’d spend our energies in doing positive things than sulking about our misfortunes.

Note: It’s human frailty to think that only we in the world are burdened by problems. And everyone else is happy and problem free. You have to understand that often millions out there are in dire need of help. Take control of yourself and you’ll succeed.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors 6

This Zen story, A Moment of Enlightenment, about living in the moment, is part of an eBook series 51 Short Motivational Stories from Zen, Buddha and Ancient Tales.

A Moment of Enlightenment

P'an-shan was a Chinese Zen master who lived in the 8th century. It is said that he once walked through a busy market in a far flung Chinese province and overheard a customer ask a butcher:

“Give some good meat.”

“Here look, there’s no meat other than good meat,” replied the butcher as he showed the customer a large piece of meat.

Zen master P'an-shan felt enlightened. He looked around him. Everything seems beautiful. He looked at the people in the market, everyone seemed to be happy. He looked at the sky, it looked good too.

He smiled and walked on.

Notes: Zen is not about some complex philosophy, it’s about everyday experiences. We see what we want to see and hear what we want to hear. If we start looking at people and things fresh each time, everything will be fine.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Short Stories of Jataka Tales 2

This Buddhist Jataka story, The Bandit Who Threatened the Buddha, about the uselessness of might, is part of an eBook 51 Short Motivational Stories from Zen, Buddha and Ancient Tales.

The Bandit Who Threatened the Buddha

It is said that once when Buddha was walking through a forest he was threatened by a bandit, Angulimal.

“Give me all you have or I’ll slit your throat,” threatened the bandit.

“I don’t have anything with me,” replied Buddha.

“Then be prepared to face my sword,” said Angulimal.

“Can you fulfill my dying wish?” asked Buddha.

“Tell me, what it is?” asked the bandit.

“Can you cut off a branch of that tree?” asked Buddha, pointing to a tree close by.

In a swift action of the bandit’s sword, the branch was cut.

“Done, what next?” asked Angulimal.

“Now, fix it back,” said Buddha.

“Don’t be an idiot, no one can put it back together,” said the bandit.

“You are the idiot, its child’s play to cut the tree, but only the mighty and wise know how to create things and heal,” said Buddha.

Angulimal fell silent.

Notes: Humans are always in awe of power and might; and falsely believe that it makes them powerful. It’s very easy by an act of foolishness to destroy something. But it’s very difficult to create something. Creation is powerful and positive. Those who seek to destroy don’t realize that it’s themselves that they actually destruct.

SEO For Blog

While blogging implement best practices in whitehat SEO for blogs. Here are ethical SEO tips to rank your blog higher on Google.

Optimizing the domain name for your blog
It’s very important for bloggers to operate with an own domain name and use a good blogging platform and paid hosting. Or buy a domain name and map them to your existing blog on blogspot, wordpress or other blogging platforms. Having your own name tells search engines your intention and commitment to give users good content. The period for which you book a domain name also speaks about your long term blogging plans. If it’s booked for a short period, it could also reveal that you may be a fly by night operator looking to make a quick buck.

Tips for Domain names
Domain names must reveal the core of your blog’s theme – example: (if you were selling caps), (if you were blogging on star signs), or (if you were running a blog on this theme).
No long domain names
No domain names that don’t instantly connect to the audience. For example, and you are talking about fishing.
Preferred domain extensions are .com, .net, .biz, .info, edu and country extensions.

SEO friendly niche content for Blogs
Search engines rank sites higher if they have focused content on a particular subject. Choose a theme for your blog, preferably in niche areas, not in broad domains. For example, if you look at “Gifts”, it will be difficult to get a lot of traffic and rank higher on search engines like Google, since competition will be very high from establishes sites that have a lot of content and money to promote the site.

Instead look at Gifts for New Borns or Gifts for ex-boyfriends, gifts for schoolmates, gifts for older people. Here you need to build your authority on the subject by writing a series of articles on different themes – gifts for various occasions, worst gifts to give, personalizing gifts, special gifts, gadget gifts, wrapping gifts, gift notes, re-gifting, when to send gifts, best gifts, etc.

About 300 to 500 pages of top quality original and fresh content will do wonders for your weblog.

Keywords relevancy to blog post’s topic
When you write a post on any subject, always think of how the user would search for such content. What words would they type into Google, Yahoo, MSN or other search engines. Your title should reflect the core subject with words that users will type to search for the content. Like my title for this post - SEO for Blog

Tips for Bloggers and Blogs – SEO. Google for your content and see the top results in different search engines to get a fair understanding of what keywords to use in your title.

And your text should have a variation of the relevant keywords. This is to guide the search engine bot to understand the content. So if it’s on gifting to girlfriends, you may use a sprinkling of the words – gifts, gifting, presents, love, romantic, gift ideas, girls, women, wrapping, cute, gifts for her, cool gifts etc.

SEO tips for keyword rich content
Your title should have the important keywords for the blog post
The heading should reflect them
The tags of your post must contain the keywords
The alt tags – the title of you pictures on that blog page
The anchor text – keyword phrases text that link out to the complete post or to some other article outside your site

All the above should not be repetitive, but be variations of the important keywords

Tip: The keywords written must be natural and meaningful. It’s should be overloaded for search engine rankings. Use just enough for users to find the content engrossing.

Blog navigation
The design of your blog should be simple. And the navigation ie., the links on your site should be placed in vantage points to allow user to easily find information on your site. All posts should be categorized well. This is a key SEO advice that you must follow. This allows users looking for a particular topic to quickly head to the relevant content and continue reading your blog posts.

Do not place ads, images or widgets in odd places and interfere with the user experience. Let users quickly go and read what they are interested in.

Tags and categories
Most blogging softwares today have the facility of tagging and categorization. Use the most relevant keywords to tag your post and categorise each blog article well. Do not use too many tags, nor too many general keywords in the tags. Use caetgory names that users generally search for. And limit the number of categories to manageable levels.

Connect to users with interactive tools
I’m sure some of you are familiar with feeds. Kindly give the feed links on your blog. It helps users who have liked your content to keep in touch with your blog. Don’t forget to have a search bar while blogging. This makes for more page views since readers are looking for some content at that point in time, and if you have it served via search, you are only getting them to spend more time reading on your blog. Allow comments to come from usres – they tell you what’s right or wrong with the blog content. Comments are used by search engines like Google to understand whether people liked your blog or not. And they also build your brand.

Using an analytics tool to build traffic
Bloggers must use an analytics tool, like Google Analytics, which is free anyway, to understand user behaviour on site. How search engines like Google are treating your blog’s content is revealed in your blog. What keywords do people use to come upon your blog. Using this you can build more content on such keyword phrases, which are relevant to your webblog.

They also tell you the top content on your blog. Find out why Google is ranking them well and do more of the same. Where do users come from, keywords they used to land on your blog, which are your top landing pages, which page did they go to next – all this and more is revealed by an analytics tool. They help you in mapping user behaviour. And help in building traffic to your blog. Sign up right away for Google Analytics.

These simple search engine optimization tips should help you begin blogging and building a base of loyal users.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Short Stories of Jataka Tales 1

This Buddhist Jataka story, The Buddha and his Disciple, about the value of old things, is part of an eBook 51 Short Motivational Stories from Zen, Buddha and Ancient Tales.

The Buddha and his Disciple

As Buddha opened his eyes after a long period of meditation, he saw a disciple standing before him.

“My lord, why don’t you stop meditating for world peace and do something to help yourself and your disciples?” said the disciple.

The Buddha smiled, “Tell me what can I do for you?”

“My clothes are worn out and I’d like to have new clothes,” said the disciple.

Buddha looked at the disciple’s clothes and found holes here and there. He asked a senior disciple to fetch new clothes. Giving it to him, Buddha asked, “Is there anything else I could do?”

“Thanks, my lord, I have no need for anything else,” replied the disciple.

In the evening, Buddha went to the disciple’s room.

“Are you clothes comfortable?” enquired Buddha.

“Yes,” nodded the disciple.

“What did you do to the old clothes?” asked Buddha.

“I use them as a bedspread,” said he.

“And what about the old bedspread?” asked Buddha.

“I turned it into a curtain for the window,” said the disciple.

“What did you do to the curtain that was there on the window?” asked Buddha.

“It was quite old and I use it in the kitchen for getting hot vessels off the stove,” he said.

“And what about the old cloth that was used in the kitchen?” asked Buddha.

“Out of them I made small wicks for the lamps,” said the disciple.

The Buddha smiled and returned.

Notes: There’s nothing old or waste on this earth. Everything has some value, just that we need to realize this. When we do this, we will become contented and happy.

Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors 5

This Zen story, It's his Problem, about egos is part of an eBook series 51 Short Motivational Stories from Zen, Buddha and Ancient Tales.

It's his problem

Once a Zen master was walking along with a student in a busy marketplace.

Out of nowhere a man running on the road runs into the Zen master.

The Zen master falls down. But he gets up dusts his clothes and moves on, unruffled.

The student is shocked by the master’s behavior.

“Master, why did you not react to the man’s wild push? Are you not bothered? Who he is and why he did this?” said the student.

“That’s his problem, not mine,” replied the master continuing the journey as if nothing had happened.

Note: Often the ego, our exaggerated sense of self importance, causes us to react to situations. And heap misery on oneself. To the man who is humble and egoless, it’s futile to react or worry about why someone said or did something. That’s best left to idle and ignorant minds. There are better things to do in life.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors 4

This Zen story, Stop Comparing, about the futility of comparisons, is part of an eBook series 51 Short Motivational Stories from Zen, Buddha and Ancient Tales.

Having heard of the wisdom of a Zen master in the neighborhood, a Samurai (Japanese warrior) called upon the Zen master.

As he entered the Zen master’s home where a class was in progress, the proud Samurai felt a sense of smallness. He met the Zen master and queried, “I’m a proud warrior, but when I entered your home, I felt very inferior. I couldn’t understand the change.”

“Wait till the day is over and I’ll tell you,” replied the master.

The Samurai continued to wait till sunset and yet there was no sign of the master’s answer.

Then as if the master had read his mind, “Come, let’s go outside,” invited the master.

Once they stepped out, the master pointing to two trees in front of his home, said, “You see there are two trees here, a big one and a small one.”

“Yes sir,” replied the Samurai.

“They have been here for as long as I can remember. But not a single day have I heard them say “I’m big, you’re small” or “how come you are so big,” continued the master.

The Samurai listened quietly.

“Can you say why?” asked the master.

“Because they can’t compare,” replied the Samurai.

“There you have the answer to your own question,” said the Zen master.

Notes: Comparison often breeds contempt. You are always to be measured by your own actions. And not with anybody since each person is differently made. The “I” in you needs to be understood. It should not be allowed to seize your mind or it could bring you endless trouble.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors 3

This Zen story, Only One Eye on the Goal about doing things rather than bothering about the time it takes, is part of an eBook series 51 Short Motivational Stories from Zen, Buddha and Ancient Tales.

A young man walked up to a Zen master and enquired.

“How long would it take for me to master Zen, if I worked very hard?”

“Ten years,” replied the Zen master.

“What if I put in a lot of effort and worked very hard. How long would it take?” he asked.

“Twenty years,” smiled the Zen master.

“And what if I put in 200% effort in learning,” asked the young man.

“It would take you 30 years,” replied the master.

The young man was angry: “How can it take longer when I’m going to work harder and harder? I don’t understand.”

“When you have only one eye on the goal, it’s going to take you longer to get there,” replied the Zen master.

Notes: There are many in this world like the young man, thinking about doing rather than getting down to doing it. And like the young man, many don’t see the goal clearly. And are clouded with doubts. One eye on the goal and one eye on the path will take us nowhere.

Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors 2

This Zen story, Simple Miracles about the simplicity of life and present, is part of an eBook series 51 Short Motivational Stories from Zen, Buddha and Ancient Tales.

Bankei was a renowned Japanese Zen master who was honoured with the title of “national teacher” after his death.

One day the disciple of another master met him and enquired, “My master can perform many miracles. He can walk on water. When his disciples stand on one river bank with a sheet of paper, he can write on it standing on the other bank. What can you do?”

“Here we don’t do much. When we’re hungry, we eat. When we’re thirsty, we drink. When sleepy, we sleep. That’s all. No Miracles,” replied Bankei.

Notes: All miracles have no use. They are just maya or illusions. It’s just make believe, it tricks the mind. The simple things in life are the most profound. Simplicity without the complexities of knowledge, conditionings and beliefs is what man needs to understand and be one with nature. One has to free himself of these to attain realization. And that is Zen.

Friday, August 12, 2011

How to Begin Blog Writing

How to begin blog posts? It’s good to start with a subject you are passionate about – be it pet care, art or travel. Find out ways to pull traffic with your content.

Where to start is a question that bothers millions of bloggers and site owners?

Tip: Check out if the theme you choose has a lot of products or services around it (and that there’s a need for it in the market). That’s an indication of the money earning opportunity. The higher the value of the services or products, the better your chances of making a lot of money online. Most bloggers and webmasters tend to forget this and build sites that don’t present a chance to earn. After the hard work you put in, you need to make some dollars too, right.

Research for Content Topics

Do a bit of research on the net on your chosen topic. Put down a list of themes to begin writing. Initially, begin writing articles where you have the knowledge. Since it’ll be easy to start here and the passion will convince users.

All of wonder if we are worth writing something. Surprisingly, when we honestly write about what we love or are passionate about, we can almost write a book. Many online newbies have surprised themselves when they begin writing and find that they can’t stop. You know to play the guitar well, write a beginners guide to it. teach people to play it. Or are you a foodie? Write about organic recipes, diet for obesity, healthy juices, low calorie breakfasts and the like.

Think. Think. I’m sure you find some skill you have that you can write about.

Do not worry about your writing skills. 99% of all those online writers are at the same stage. But you need to positively write. As you pen a few dozen pieces of original content, you’ll see your writing skills improve. Be simple, people love to read stuff that’s easy to understand.

Writing Blog Posts of Personal Experiences

Many a time people love to read stuff that’s written based on personal experiences. Use your experiences to tell online users the story. Human beings are always curious about other people’s experiences – failures and successes. This way you can connect to readers of your blog or site.

Research and write quality blog posts

After you have exhausted topics you know, do research on the net, go to forums, see videos, read up experts on the subject and find more interesting subjects to continue producing posts for your blog or site. 400 to 500 words is good for each post.

Make the matter useful to readers. Give tips. Bring out your perspective. Guide them if you are an expert on something. Give them a solid reason to revisit your site. Tip II: Soon you must become an authority on the chosen theme. And there’ll be no looking back, friend.

How many posts a week?

Initially, plan atleast one post a week and later move to two a week. Fresh and original content and regular posts will get you the visitors you want onto your site faster.

But, sustaining the interest to write is important. 99% of bloggers stop writing within six months. I wish you are not one of them. Keep at it and you’ll find success.

After choosing a theme for your blog or website, only original and quality content on your area of interest will fetch you the traffic. And help you succeed as a online marketer. Keep me posted about your blog progress. Best wishes.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Write Useful Articles for Blog Readers

Want plenty of traffic to your blog? Get them by writing good articles that users are looking for. That’s the simple SEO secret to get prospective customers onto your site.

I keep coming back to good content. Why? Because without quality content on your blog, users won’t find a reason to come back. And if you keep losing readers who land up on site, then you can’t build a loyal base of subscribers or readers.

It’s easier to wow your existing user with top quality articles and retain him, than to get new users all the time.

Blogging Tip: When more users come back to your blog, they indicate to the search engines that your blog or website has good quality content. And search engines like google, yahoo, msn, ask, aol will then send more traffic to your site.

Creating Content based on User Problems
In your chosen domain think about what problems users face, what content they find difficult to find on the internet. Research and write about such subjects. Soon, you’ll get a ton of users to read your stuff.

Choose niche topics to write on. Golf accessories for left handers. Alternative treatment for migraine. Lessons you can learn from a monkey. Making money from your mobile site. Where to buy shoes for diabetics? How to make noiseless generators?

Become a Subject Matter Expertise
You must slowly look to become subject matter experts in what you write. Be it yoga, alternate diet for obesity, wall hangings from waste stuff, domain name resale or whatever.

Write for users, not search engines. Search engines don’t like or rate articles too well when written for the sake of better search rankings. They love to pick and show content written for online readers.

Blogging Tip: Use the language of common users when you post an article on your blog. Because readers are going to use similar language to search for content on the net. And when Google sees them on your article, they’ll send users to your page.

Ask yourself a question? Will I find this article useful, if I wanted it. If the answer is yes, publish it on your blog or website. Or else, begin to write a better article.

Connect to users with content that they find useful, enjoyable, readable and beneficial. And they will love your site. They will spread the word around. Link to your blog, dig or stumble it, bookmark it. And that’s a vote for your site.

Why Quality Content is key for Search Engines and Online Users?

In order to pull traffic from search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask and AOL, fresh and new content is needed on a site or blog. How much to write, find out.

Many people across the world blog on a variety of subjects. As a website owner or blogger you must write or get someone else to produce good quality content. The content should be focused on a particular subject. Let’s say for example, you are running a site or blog on pet care, you must produce content on pets, the general health problems, care for pets, pet diet, cleaning cats and dogs, when you should take them to the vet etc.

How much is enough, we always wonder.
My suggestion is look to write about 400 to 500 word articles articles on any relevant theme. This length is enough to cover aspects of theme you’ve focused on, indicates to Google and other search engines that the site provides useful information to the users. The quality content clearly states to search engines and users your commitment to provide enriching and meaningful articles.

500 pages of content over a period of two to four years. And is bound to pull traffic in droves, especially if it’s focused on a niche, is good quality, and written to benefit users. However, 100 pages of solid content is a good starting point to building traffic on your site.

Millions of people use search engines to look for content on different subjects of interest to them. You stand a good chance to attract visitors on the internet if you produce top quality content.

Never compromise on content, because that’s what visitors come for to any site. Build websites and blogs for online users, not for search engines.

Frequency of Blog Content
Post content regularly on your site. Atleast twice a week. This is very important. Don’t be sporadic, posting an article daily for a month and then not posting for the next two months. Users who come back to site and don’t find fresh content will not come back again. And you’d have lost the chance to build a loyal user base on your site or blog.

Write Original Content
Original content is what you aim for, that’s what everyone loves. And that’s what search engines are always looking for – new content to give their searchers.

No matter what tools, technologies, techniques you employ, you need great content on site to delight users. Just get that clear. And you are on the way to building a good online business through a blog or website.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors 1

This Zen story about egos is part of an eBook series 51 Short Motivational Stories from Zen, Buddha and Ancient Tales.

The Ego is a Dead Mouse

A bird was once carrying a dead mouse and flying back to its nest.

To his shock he saw many birds flying behind him. He was scared, “What have I done. I’m just carrying a dead mouse to serve as my meal for the day.”

The birds came and banged into his wings. Fearing that he’d be hurt, he dropped the bird. The moment he did so, they left him.

Flying to the safety of a nearby tree, he rested for some time thinking why the birds were after him.

He realized that they were not after him to harm him, but were rather after the dead mouse. Just as he was behind the dead mouse.

Notes: So if some people are trying to hurt your reputation or you, drop you dead mouse (the ego) and sit back and watch. They will all forget you in a moment and go away. By letting go of the ego, you can resolve many problems of having to keep up your reputation, image and name intact. There really exists none, and

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Why You Should Get to Know Your Child's Friend

When Christina received a call from a lifeguard on the local beach, she could hardly believe her ears. Her son, Robert, had been rescued from the clutches of the sea. She assumed he’d be at the Local Club. And he wasn’t.

“That incident really shook me up”, says she. A new friend popped up that morning and Robert left with him on the bicycle. And Christina didn’t even ask the child where he was heading. “ I forgot the basics", she said.

"Had I enquired it might have been a different story, “ feels Christina.

Be Aware of your Kids Activities
Not knowing your child’s activities might spell disaster sometimes. As a parent you must establish trust in your child and encourage him to reveal all his activities, without being judgemental. Keep yourself aware of his extracurricular activities. Check out his cricket ground or pool parlour. You can even propose to drop him there on a Sunday morning and cheer him at play. Don’t encroach on his freedom. Do it matter-of-factly.

Interact with his friends
That’s the best way to keep your son out of trouble. Invite them over for lunch or tea. Get to know them better and if you feel someone’s bad company for your child, put that across to your child. Tell him why you think so. But don’t ever be harsh or stern, lest it make him rebel. This may backfire and lead to just what you fear. Infact, buzzing the parents and keeping in touch is good too. Once the two families are friendly, the chances of children going astray are slim.

Spend time with children
Take a walk, get jogging or go to the movies. There must be necessarily be a time for kids. It helps bond your ties. Give him your love, respect his views and cherish his values. Earn his trust and he’ll always express his hopes, fears and secrets with you. That’s the power of love. If he’s comfortable in your company, he’ll be on the right path. Your doubts about friends can be cleared through casual talks. In case you find something amiss, probe further, but most importantly without interfering with his freedom.

Help Kids Distinguish Good from Bad
Above all teach you child to identify good traits in others. And to keep off from bad kids. Make him responsible and you won’t have to rue. It’s wise to equip him to handle these relationships carefully.

Monday, August 1, 2011

SEO Link Building Expert – Eric Ward

Eric Edward is not the typical Search Engine Optimizer or strategist. He insists on building quality links through Press Releases, seeking links from niche resources and webmasters/ bloggers who are passionate about their subjects. Quite simply, he began link building links when search engines were in their early stages. So he used traditional link building strategies that looked at quality of content rather than page rank.

He targets rich content sites, library sites and sites that instruct beginners on a subject. More importantly, he targets niche, fairly unknown sites and creatively works to get links.

Erc Ward suggests building creative content, strategies to get social media and influencers in a domain to review and link to your site. Not from the point of view of search engines, but human users who want good content and very good related content. And from a trustworthy source.

He believes that each of us trying to build links must act as if we worked for Google. Check out Eric Ward’s Link Building Site.

Best of Eric Ward’s Link Building Interviews

Linking interview

Wordtracket Interview

Audio Link Building Interviews

Traffic Pulling Link Tips

The Search Engine Guide’s Interview

Social Media Linking Discussion

Link Building Challenges

Link Building Myths

Gaining Link Popularity interview on Marketing Sherpa

Linking Strategy Podcasts