Web Design Award Winners

Web design awards allow people to observe new conventions and to contact good web designers for projects. There are a lot of great website award spots out there:

1. American Design Awards

2. Webbie Awards

3. The American Association of Webmasters

4. Web Design Awards

5. World Wide Web Awards

6. Applied Arts Mag

7. Interactive Media Awards

8. Design Licks

9. Horizon Interactive Awards

That concludes my list of web design awards sites. If you have any thoughts or additions to the list please leave a comment.


Adsense Help Centre

Google AdSense is a very unique way of making money online through advertising. Google AdSense has many rules, regulations, tricks and tweaks. As a result it pays to get help. Check out Google AdSense Help.


Adsense Tips Tricks

Google AdSense is an extremely effective way of monetizing a website that receives traffic from a search engine. Because advertisers actually bid on search terms and not, what is on the site, the AdSense ads are in effect, perfectly targeted to make money. The sites that make the most money, receive their traffic on important key words, that also bid high, get clicked a lot, pay a lot per click, and have a good click through rate. As a result making money with google AdSense, is directly linked to search engine optimization.


Adsense Revenue Exposed

Google AdSense is one of the great online advertising companies. As the AdSense unit creeps more towards the center of the screen as a web page loads the greater the money the AdSense unit makes. The AdSense square for instance is a very successful shape. When the square becomes a picture ad on a web page for instance it will be extremely deceptive to a reader. Many people seeing the ad will actually think it is a part of the content on the web page. This is an ideal blending situation where the ad is as non obtrusive and as targeted as possible.


10 ways to increase Your Twitter Followers By 2.47%

Before reading this article, please follow me on twitter. Thankyou! Twitter is the best social site ever my friends. Recently I noticed that world famous YouTube finally added twitter to the share options. This should really help people crank up the video views if the videos are going into high powered twitter streams. Twitter is as I say and say again growing exponentially and everyone loves it without exception. That is the sound of perfection. Perfection don't grow on trees but it is in twitter. Twitter is a powerful tool that can directly increase income. Twitter followers are a lot like subscribers in that they bounce on anything. For instance when I look at the feed even if people do not link drop I regularly check out profiles then click through and spend some quality time on their site and try to find ways that I can incorporate the link into the content of my blog. I think others approach twitter this way also. Twitter has a powerful @ reaction that brings large networking into the visibility because the followers of the person who throws the @ at ya may not follow you but they want to see what the commotion is all about. They follow the path to your site and Bram you have a traffic flood, links and millions of dollars in the bank sorta speak. I have gotten @ by people within the twitter elite. You can too. That is the power and greatness of twitter. Where was I going with this? Well followers on twitter are a lot like blog subscribers. It is good to increase them at all costs. My top ten list of things to do may be elementary but bear with me.

1. Set Up everything in the account. Connect twitter to your instant messaging devices, throw up the background that has contact info and URLs in it, get the twitter widget and throw it on every site social media profile and other stuff of yours on the net, etc. Have a URL to a social profile or your website. Write in a targeting keyword rich description. Use google to help you get the rich key phrases that describe you. Instead of saying check out my web design stuff if you are a web designer try something like web design portfolio gallery. I took that phrase from a suggested search in the google search box. If you are into SEO use some hot SEO software. Link all of your blogs and social media sites to and from your twitter account. Establishing links and leveraging your social capital all around the net is key. When I get to a website and I see social links I usually try to become friends with the person because they went through the trouble of setting up the social contact info. All of which implies that they want followers. Use the hot google keywords to promote your twitter account on your other sites like 'follow me on twitter' which is furn hot. Drop it like its hot. Also try the keywords 'follow me on twitter Widget.' Go to google to find these traffic driving language. Google is god after all on the Internet. Another thing is to follow as many people as you can till twitter stops you. Many people will reciprocal follow you! Also tweet tweet tweet. Tweet as much as twitter allows you per day. Link drop, do not link drop it don't mattah just do it. Be smart try to win twitter. I could go on forever on number 1 but I will go to number 2 Just bust it. You are good enough.

2. Try the apps that increase twitter followers like Tweet Penguin. Tweet Penguin brings together people by interests kinda like a twitter luv in app. Type in TWITTER APPS into google and find services like this and repeat. These twitter profile traffic building apps are like the equivalent of feed burner and pingomatic to bloggers. They are powerful especially for people who are not personal friends of all of the top twitter users for instance.

3. Next type into google 'Twitter Tools.' These tools are cash money. So what is a cool tool? Besides the Twito Shirt which is essential in my mind!? Try Twitter Feed. This will save the time to pop in the tweets. Your twitter stream will start posting Bram Bram Bram just like you crank out the blog content.

4. Get the Twitterrific tool bar if you have compatibility.

5. Twhirl

6. Twitturly the twitter only social bookmarking powerhouse. Leverage it like you do digg.

7. Utilize some kind of 'Twitter Widget' like Twitter Card. Widgets are magical my friends if they do not slow down the speed of our blogs.

8. Read and comment on Twitip. Darren Rowse and the people who contribute to twitip know more about twitter than I do. They also tweet more. They are the experts. Heed every word and tip they give. If you did all that they bring to the table on Twitip you would shoot up to number 1 for twitter followers. That would be sweet!

9. Get a 'BADGE.' There is a site Tweet Up Badges that may help you. As the old saying goes a uniform without a badge is only stiff clothing. With a badge a uniform is magical. This magic will make you wake up one day and find out that you have so many twitter followers that twitter will kick you off and tell you that you are way to successful for the tweetosphere.

10. Twitter Counter Twitter Counter Twitter Counter!

That is the end of my list. Winning twitter is like winning anything else in social media. First impressions are everything. If you invest the time, talent and treasure to getting everything right from a shiny avatar that perhaps could be your picture to your glorious background and traffic generating app obsession you should be a winner and become a twitter millionaire. If you become a millionaire that would be cool. Follow me on twitter.


Forex News Trading Strategy

Forex trading is a type of trading that exploits the general relative currencies shifts that occur. Because spotting trends in currencies is relatively easier than knowing if a company's stock is going up or down Forex is the place. Have you heard of the website GFT Forex?


Day Trading For Beginners

One of the best advices that I ever got with reguards to the stock market is never take advice that seems too good to be true. Because it never is. Check out Beginner Trade.


Plurk Themes And Layouts

Plurk is great. What is also great is making the plurk profile rock with Plurk Layouts. This is all cool like Snorg Tees. We can all have our cakes and eat it too.


Trading After Hours

After the bell dings there are still trades to be made. The master trader does not sleep and the word day trader is just an expression/ figure of speech my friends. Some places for after hour trades made include TNFG, and First Trade.


Trading Gold Online

Gold Gold Gold all I ever hear of is gold. Gold is expensive. Gold can be traded. Gold gets a lot of lip. My question is what if we no longer find gold valuable then what would we trade? Silicon? Sea Shells? Just kidding gold is a big deal. I am not sure if that is because trading gold is a good idea or if that is just what everyone says. People say a lot of things. Some good online gold trading sites include

1. Bullion Vault

2. Bullion Direct

3. Trade Gold Online

4. Cal Gold Online

This just about ends my post on trading gold and the modern day gold rush called online gold trading. I guess I will be saving all of my gold crayons! I be rich!


Bonds and Stocks Difference

Stocks and bonds are two dynamic things. A stock is like taking stock in something. You pay for a philosophical part. You can be an activist and have a bit of say. Bonds on the other hand is like you are becoming a lender of money to the government or institutions for an IOU after x amount of time. The definitions of the two really are farther ranging and blurred but whatever. There are many markets around the world but in my neck of the woods I hear much of the NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange. I personally have a bit of money in both but I would recommend people look outside of the United States to trade for many reasons. If you do trading online check out Scott Trade and Sogo Trade.


Trade Stocks From Home

Trading stocks is a profitable enterprise. Stocks, bonds, anuities, gold you name it are types of places to stick money. Some stocks as an example pay divedends just for being a holder. If the stock is held long enough the company may stick a little more stock into the account and the divedends can go up. An example of divedends would be me getting a few checks from various companies a few times a year. This money can be saved or used. Some online trading sites include:

1. Zecco

2. E Trade

3. TD Ameritrade

4. Forex

That just about concludes my list of a few sites for online trading. If I left a stocks site out please say something.


Secrets of the Stock Market


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Business Revenue Statistics

The bottom line is the buck my friends. There is a reason people would rather look at their AdSense than a map of visitors going to their site world wide. If you want to check out your business revenue ratios and other big word stuff check out Biz Stats


Money Making Machine

The quest to make money online leads people to do many things. There is no real correct path. If you ask most people how they made their money they would tell you something and imply that duplicating it is impossible. That may or may not be true. What I do know is that My Lot pays money. My other question is do you want a MACBOOK PRO BY APPLE COMPUTERS!!!!?


A Few Random Blog Tips For Beginners

There is often a distinction that many bloggers make between newbie bloggers and the legend long time bloggers. There is a suggestion that the newbies read the make money online sites, while the experts would never step foot on any site related to making money online. I am sure that people who know a lot about blogging, and the Internet get sick of the same topics spun again and again until these sites run out of things to say. On the other hand how can they stay current in their craft without checking out a blog to learn the latest and the greatest. I am a firm believer that there is a lot of good content out there that is really helpful. There is also information on top blogs that is highly misleading. For example a top blog giving a really bad web hosting recommendation for the sake of making more affiliate money. Even worse the article gave the suck label to probably a better web host to build fake credibility. I guess we all have to make money but my point is take the information with a grain of salt. A Few good blogs about blogging and making money online include Blogger Unleashed and Blog About Nothing At All.