Category Archives: The Internet

How to Start a Business on the Internet

Many people who today are successful online business owners had to start their internet career somehow. Believe it or not, most of them started by selling the products of other Internet users before they decided to spread their wings and create their own products to sell. Selling various products and getting a cut from it every time you sell something is a viable option for all beginners. The more experience you are going to have selling various products, the more you should start thinking about creating a product of your own and making a profit that way. While some people never stop selling the products of others, some realize that creating their own brand and identity is definitely the way to go.

WordPress Updates

WordPress is all the time getting updated and that is what makes this blogging platform so great. I recently installed the WordPress platform for my new blog and just two days later a new version of WordPress was released. I am happy about it and I will definitely want to download this important update. Some versions of WordPress mainly feature bug-fix and security improvements. Here are some examples of changes that a WordPress update contained:

• Fixers concerning link importers.
• Faster taxonomy database queries, especially tag intersection queries.
• Fixes for a login bug that affected those with a Blog Address different than their WordPress address.

If you have already updated the blog to the newest version, then enjoy working with this safe platform. If you have not done it yet, I recommend that you do it as soon as possible unless you have not spotted any bugs that concern you in the previous version. Anyway, have fun with blogging.

Buggy Browsers

Firefox is regarded by many as the most efficient internet browser due to its list of features, speed and reliability. Some time ago when Firefox 3.0 has been announced and many internet users have been observing how the new browser version is going to perform. At the time of planned release, it seems that Mozilla has identified 10 high-priority bugs, out of which 3 are considered critical. While this might sound quite serious, Mozilla did correct the problems and in a timely manner and released a version which did not suffer from such problems. Besides the bugs, Firefox 3.0 looks like a very stable version of Firefox ever and the list of new features is quite long. This example just shows that even very good and popular Web browsers can still be buggy at some point of time.

Competition on Ebay

Ebay is one of those marketplaces where it might seem like it is hard to compete. There are thousands of sellers that try to offer attractive products for low prices. There is no secret to succeeding on eBay, but the important thing to remember is to offer low prices. Very often starting an auction at $0.01 might be a good idea. If the product you are selling is useful, then there are going to be many people that are going to bid. The more bids there are, the more exposure your item is going to receive. If there are going to be many people interested in your auction, then the price is definitely going to get higher.

Having an Online Store

If you want to have an online store, then there are some things that you need to keep in mind. The difference between selling on eBay and having an online store is that if you have your own store, then you will have to look for visitors yourself. Ebay has millions of people visiting the site, so you will not have to worry about traffic, but if you have your own store, then you may need to advertise. However, there are some advantages of having your own store as you will not need to pay listing fees like it is in the case of auction sites.

Site Ranks and Rankings

There are many site rankings out there and this includes rankings such as Alexa rank, Google Page Rank, and others. Some webmasters are very determined to raise their rankings any way possible. It can be nice to be ranked well, but ultimately your site is worth as much to someone as much as he visits your site. You can have a site that is not ranked very well, but if your visitors enjoy visiting it, then there is nothing wrong with it. Also, each rank may rank your site in a completely different way. According to one rank your site may be ranked very well, while another rank will rank your site pretty badly. What I am saying is that most ranks are not very reliable.

New Languages on Blogger

From time to time I browse through the news about what is happening on blogger and I read recently that blogger has added three new languages to their platform. Maybe it doesn’t sound that extraordinary, but the languages that blogger is translated into are Arabic, Persian, and Hebrew, which are written from right to left, so many adjustments had to be made. To change the language you are currently using just go to your dashboard and you will have a choice of dozens of languages.

Businesses and Advertising

Every business owner will want to advertise his business at some point. There are many ways to advertise and the most important thing is the design of ads. One of the things you will need to decide is what to include on your ads. There are many experts that say that the word ‘FREE’ attracts a lot of potential customers. I am pretty sure that this might be the case. After all, most people appreciate receiving something for free. The question that you should ask yourself is whether your business is able to offer anything for free. Think about it for some time, because this might be the key to success.

Surfing the Web from any Place

Technology advances all the time and each year we have newer and newer gadgets. One of the thing which caught my attention recently are tablet computers. I like surfing the Web a lot and because of this I am very happy that tablets allow to browse the Internet wherever you are. To browse the Internet from any location on your tablet you will need mobile Internet and a compatible tablet. On the other hand if you want to browse the Web from your own home for example on your sofa, then your tablet should support Wi-Fi connections. Sometimes it is a lot more convenient to read some website while sitting comfortably on your sofa, rather than being in front of your computer.

Playing Internet Games is Fun

The Internet is full of games. I used to feel confused in the beginning when I started to discover what I like in games and what I do not like. With so many games on the market, I hardly knew what to choose and what not to choose. I do not think that I feel that confused anymore. I more or less know what I want to find in games. I do not play any game I happen to come across. I only play those games that I know that are going to be entertaining for some time. I do not have an unlimited budget, so I try to choose games to play carefully. Some games on the Internet are available for free, so I do not want to miss them out as well.