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Contents for this issue.....
& A, Suggestions
an Affiliate of Site Build It
this issue we will discuss some websites that can help promote your
websites or blogs. We
also discuss your opportunity to become an affiliate of Site Build It.
websites are Eons.com and Squidoo.
give you an easy way to post pages about you or your sites to help
traffic to your sites.
encourage you to take advantage of these traffic building sites.
Suggestions and Comments
of our readers emailed that the links in the report that I posted,
“Starting Your Own Business” were not live links.
We exchanged emails and it appears that she is using
6.0 which will not recognize the links as I published them.
use a free program called “CutePDF” to publish PDF files.
It does not have the full capability of Adobe
Acrobat (and it
does not cost in the range of $200).
Apparently, CutePDF did not publish the links the
same way that
Adobe Acrobat does.
Reader 7.0 and 8.0 have the capability to recognize links and make them
active in the PDF document. This
option is selectable in the preferences.
The default option is to make all links active.
can download any version of Adobe that was ever released at http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?platform=Windows&product=10.
recommend that you download the latest Adobe Reader so you have all the
latest improvements in it. I
downloaded Adobe Reader 8.0 (released 12/06) after this exchange of
is a large download so allow some time for it.
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Eons – 50
interesting website that I found is http://www.eons.com.
It is a Boomer oriented site created by the man who
wildly successful job search site Monster.com.
Eons targets the 50+ market and that means Baby
eons.com is a very popular site with an Alexa
ranking of 14,819
as of this writing. Any
number smaller than 100,000 is considered to be very good.
(#1 is the top rank which is held by Yahoo.com).
can easily register and become a member of eons.
When you do, you can create your own home page,
picture, create a profile, etc.
of the features that can benefit an online entrepreneur is the Groups
section of eons.com. The
link to this is http://community.eons.com/directory/categories.
Here you can see all the different groups that you
might want to
join and learn from the members. Leave
links to your site or blog and promote yourself.
nice feature is you can easily start your own group.
This will give you more exposure and help build the
your website(s). Remember
that if you are building a reputation on the Net, you need to work on
establishing yourself as an expert in the field that you have chosen.
What better way than to establish your own group on
Boomer generation is well into the 50+ age group.
The leading edge Boomers are 61 and the last year of
(1964) is now 43. This
could be a major site for Boomers so jump in and be there first.
established a Retirement Jobs group a few weeks back.
It has not taken off like wildfire, but it is
established and I
am the owner of the group. I
will work on it to try to build the “critical mass” that discussion
sites like this need to be successful.
Please come join me at
site like this also builds links to your other sites which as we have
previously discussed builds the page rank of your websites.
helpful feature is cranky.com at http://cranky.eons.com/Cranky/search/home.jsp.
This is billed as the “world’s first age-relevant
engine”. It is
with eons.com. I do
consider older people cranky (now that I am an older person), but be
that as it may, that is the name of the site.
It is interesting to note
that the number 5 search last year was “jobs
after retirement”. Sounds
like they need to visit Retirement Jobs Online.com.
feature of cranky.com is the ability of the searchers to rate a website
that the search finds. Favorable
ratings will move the site up in the ranking.
results page shows only four sites so you need to rank high to be on
first page. When I
searched for retirement jobs, the retirement-jobs-onlinec.com site was
on page two (in fifth place). I
wrote a review of it and it is now in fourth place at the end of page
out eons.com and join with me on the retirement job=s group at http://community.eons.com/groups/group/retirement-jobs.
While you are there, please go to cranky.com, search
retirement jobs, and write a four star review of retirement jobs
online.com and boomer ezine.com. Linda
and I will really appreciate it. We
work hard to create good content and we want others to enjoy it.
quoted directly from the
About page of squidoo.com at http://www.squidoo.com/pages/about.
goal as a platform is to bring the power of recommendation to search.
Squidoo's goal as a co-op is to pay as much money as we can to our
lensmasters and to charity. And Squidoo's goal as a community is to
fun along the way, and meet new ideas and the people behind them.
following is quoted directly from the Squidlens at
BELIEVE THAT WHEN YOU GO ONLINE,
you don't search. You don't even find. Instead, you are usually on a
quest to make
the goal of most visits to Google or Yahoo! or blogs or Wikipedia. How
do you make sense of the noise that's coming at you from all directions?
won't take action, you won't buy something, book something, hire
someone, or take a position on a political issue until you've made
of your options.
online should really be called poking online. Because that's what you
do. You poke around. You poke in Google and you poke at some ads. After
looking at a bunch of links and pages, then, finally, you get it. You
understand enough to take action—to buy something or make a decision.
The thing is, this takes a long time.
Web ought to accelerate and even replicate that word of mouth
that works so well in the real world.
ought to be a way to leverage the power of personal recommendation
ought to be a way for you to talk about what matters to you, what 10
things matter to you, without the pressure of keeping it up daily (like
a blog); and you ought to be able to make some money if someone buys
something because you recommended it.
ought to be a way for us all to benefit from what everyone else knows.
so we built Squidoo.
of quoted material.
think that the name is a little hokey, but the concept is solid.
You build lenses (web pages) that focus on a
The lens recommends a subject, blog, or website to
This is a great way to point people to your site.
is in the stratosphere of Alexa rankings with a ranking of 828.
This means that any lens that you build on Squidoo
chance of receiving lots of views.
built two lenses on Squidoo. One
promotes retirement jobs online.com
and the other promotes, you guessed it, Boomer eZine.
tried to put the direct links in this article but Squidoo intercepts
them and directs you to the home page.
see the lenses go to the home page at http://www.squidoo.com/browse/homepage.
Then search for “John Howe” in the search box at the
right of the page. This
bring up the lenses that I have built and you can see what they look
is nothing revolutionary. It
is all part of Web 2.0 (Read about Web 2.0 in http://www.boomer-ezine.com/V1I46_022307.htm).
It gives you a quick and easy way to promote
anything that you
want to promote on the Net.
you have a site or blog and you are trying to build traffic to it, I
recommend that you join Squidoo and build some lenses to
readers to your site or blog. On
the Net, every little reference and link helps.
And Squidoo has a very high traffic rating.
Affiliate of Site Build It
have had a running email correspondence with Calum Nairn, one of our
discussed starting a website and various other ideas about starting an
wanted to know more about SBI, and I recommended that he become an
affiliate of SBI. This
permits him to view all the SBI instructional videos, read all the SBI
literature, and read the SBI forum (which is one of the most powerful
features of SBI). He
read it, but he cannot post to it.
I recommended this to Calum, he jumped on it and signed up.
(I admire people of action).
Since I sponsored him, he is now member of my
affiliate team, and
I am responsible for him. I
will do all I can to make him successful.
you have been reading the Boomer eZine for any time, you know that I
am an advocate for Site Build It.
I invite you to join my SBI affiliate team.
are the benefits?
does not cost you anything. You
do not have to purchase an SBI site or any SBI products.
join my affiliate team, click the link below.
This will take you to the Site Build It affiliate
Read down to the sign up form.
Complete the form and welcome to the team.
you passed on this link, consider the following that is quoted directly
TIP: Save 50% on your purchase of SBI!...
I ask you, can you beat a deal like that?
Sign up now. You
really have nothing to lose and a lot to gain.
That is a no brainer decision!
procrastination cheat you out of this opportunity.
That wraps up our
issue for this week. Until
next week, stay tuned.
John and Linda
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