Sunday, October 27, 2013


Here is a list of links I check to find out what's going on in the 'real' world. (updated July 15/2007)
What People are Searching For
  • Most Popular Searches at eBay
  • Google Search Word Trends
  • Yahoo Buzz
  • AOL Hot Searches
  • Yahoo (Overture) Keyword suggestion Tool
  • Most Popular at YouTube and other Video Sites
  • Top 20 Viral Videos/
  • Most Viewed at YouTube
  • Most Popular at MetaCafe
  • Top 100 at Google Video
  • TV Shows and Movies People are Watching
  • Most watched TV Programs this week
  • Movie Boxoffice RankingsArticles people are linking to
  • Most Popular at Furl
  • Most Popular Articles at 10 Top Sites
  • Products People are Buying

  • Amazon Movers and shakers List - Books with the fastest growth in sales over the past 24 hours
  • Amazon Books Best Seller List - Updated Hourly
  • Amazon DVD Best Sellers List- Updated Hourly
  • Amazon Music Best Sellers List- Updated Hourly
  • Amazon Software Best Sellers List- Updated Hourly
  • Sites People are Visiting

  • Top 500 Sites (by country)
  • HitWise IntelligenceNiche Markets Directories
  • Yahoo Groups
  • eBay Category ListBest bargain finder sites
  • Deal Hack
  • Deal Catching
  • Tech BargainsMiscellaneous
  • IT trends and developments
  • Most Popular Software Downloads
  • Current State of the internet
  • 118 Best Online Research Tools You've Never Heard of
  • Most Useful Research Sites for Reporters
  • Unofficial Google Advanced Search Secrets

  • Printer-Friendly Format
    ·  Finding hidden diamonds with Google
    ·  Finding Public Domain Video - use this secret search to find thousands of public domain video clips you can immediately download
    ·  Use these magnetic keywords to pull in at least 100,000 views on your YouTube videos - with example
    ·  The recipe for building easy-to-watch, how-to videos
    ·  Tapping the niche market in your pocket
    ·  Topic Selection and Marketing - what you will want to know before you start

    Saturday, October 26, 2013

    Extra Money Ideas

    How to Create Multiple Streams of Income" course on Udemy.

     go to and type in the course title, you'll be able to view the info. It's $29. I purchased it during a half-price offer from Udemy.

    If I were to start creating short intro videos: which was part of Bill's post ( would anyone here need such a service?

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    Bill Myers Offers Great ScreenCast Tips: Join His Site to Learn More

    Top Ten Tips for Effective ScreenCasts

    1. Start with Camtasia Studio
      • All in one Recorder, Editor, Publisher
      • Publish for web, CD, or DVD
      • Proven solution, mature product

    2. Use a USB digital microphone
      • for clean, problem free audio
      • Affordable - prices start under $40
      • Plantronics USB500 or Samson CO1U
    3. Position the microphone to prevent popping
      • Move microphone away from mouth to prevent popping and to avoid breathing sounds
      • Avoid contact with body or clothes to prevent unwanted noise

    4. Use an enhanced cursor
      • Enhanced cursor helps viewers follow the action
      • Use enhanced cursor movement to pinpoint important information
      • Find enhanced cursors in Camtasia screen recorder under 'effects'
    5. Close Unneeded Programs
      • Clear the clutter from the screen
      • Free up system resources
      • Reduce problem of device or resource conflicts
    6. Set the size the stage
      • Take into consideration destination (web, CD, DVD)
      • Reduce screen capture area to minimum size
      • Set capture region in Camtasia Screen Recorder
      • Size and place all components to fit capture region
    7. Do a trial run
      • A trial run will help you compose presentation
      • A trial run will reveal missing elements
      • A trial run will help you condense your presentation
    8. Plan to Make Mistakes
      • Know that mistakes are easily removed during editing
      • When you make a mistake, take a breath and then repeat the segment where the mistake was made
    9. Edit ruthlessly
      • Editing audio and video is easy in Camtasia
      • Edit out mistakes
      • Edit out unneeded or confusing material
      • Edit to keep the presentation brief and interesting
    10. Publish to flash
      • If primarily a screen capture, publish to .swf format
      • If contains video, publish to .flv format
      • To minimize file size, publish at 10fps, 11.025 mono
    More screencasts
    If you want to see other screencasts I have created, visit our Screencast Area

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    Helpful Advice from Bill Myers

    Until last year, the keywords you used in the meta tags of your web site were important. But these days, the actual content of the site, including words used in headlines and articles are far more important than the keywords used in the meta tags.

    In fact, Google and most other search engines ignore the meta tags for keywords and site description, and rely solely on site content.

    With that in mind, you'll want to focus on writing headlines and articles that will appeal to your target audience.

    And you'll want to update your site often - as the more often you add new pages, the higher you'll get in the google results.

    But headlines and article content also need to be supplemented by inbound links from existing sites, as well as visits from people who are active in facebook and other social networks.

    Google changed their search results algorithm this past month, so any books or videos you find on Search Engine Optimization are probably already out of date.

    To answer your original questions . . .

    1. You can use your competitor's name in articles and headlines, as long as the information presented is factual and isn't designed to liable the competitor.

    2. Best way to promote any site is to make the people most likely to visit the site aware that it exists. Do this by writing compelling content, and using forums and social media to link to articles on the site that would be of interest to your target market.

    Thursday, October 3, 2013