Monthly Archives: July 2009

Do You Tweet?

Twitter is ranked as one of the 50 most popular websites worldwide with an astounding monthly growth rate of 1382%

Twitter

Twitter is a free micro-blogging tool that allows users to publish short messages (140 characters or less) through their computers and mobile phones. Since its creation in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, over 6 million people worldwide have ‘tweeted’ to date.

Through SMS, users can communicate with Twitter through five gateway numbers: short codes for the United States, Canada, India, New Zealand, and an Isle of Man-based number for international use. There is also a short code in the United Kingdom which is only accessible to those in the Vodafone network.

People who use Twitter write short messages, called Tweets, which they publish either publicly (for all Twitterers to see) or privately (for only certain Twitterers to see). Typically, users will sign up to follow other users whose Tweets they enjoy. For this reason, Twitter can be a great tool for networking, relationship building and promoting blogs.

Businesses also use Twitter to promote products and services and offer real time customer service. Twitter provides an excellent source of publicity and can be used effectively to source products and services and to get new customers from new markets. It’s simple, it’s social and it’s free.

Twitter has attracted many celebrity users who have utilized the service for publicity. American actor Ashton Kutcher is the most followed twitterer on the service and is the first user to reach the one million follower mark, beating CNN in a much publicized contest. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres and singer Britney Spears are second and third place in respective followers.

If you do not Tweet as yet, start your account at www.twitter.com. If ‘Going Green’ is on your life’s agenda start by following me on https://twitter.com/GoGreenae

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Parking lots free in Dubai during Isra and Mi’raj holiday

The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, has announced that all the parking lots across the emirate of Dubai will be free of charge on Sunday, July 19, 2009, to mark the Isra and Mi’raj.

Adel Al Marzouqi, deputy director of the parking lots of the RTA, said that the parking lots of the RTA will be free only on Sunday, adding that the move aims to providing comfort and facilitating traffic for inhabitants and visitors of Dubai during the holidays.

The RTA called on the vehicle owners to park their cars properly. It warned that offenders would be punished.

Dubai Desert Safari | Dubai Dhow Cruise Tour

Dubai Business Property

Is it likely to avoid property squeeze and still invest in building market? Simply buy in Dubai. We can discover plenty of reports about properties in Dubai. A lot of shots of outstanding, high official property are in magazines and internet.

Properties in Dubai are very high standard and amazing views. Many people shows interested on dubai properties . I think I understand them, its a dream to live in Dubai.If its Dubai must be amazing. Warm,aqua water, reefs, sunbathing all the time this is the benefit of having property in Dubai.

Of course not all people see only advantages. Its increase in people moving to Dubai because its a lot of interesting, good jobs around and people will need own place and own property. It is much better have own house, even if it is for a several years. These people they can always sell the property in Dubai. I am sure they will have good benefit from selling.

Plenty of properties in Dubai are being sold but it is still a lot ofbargain properties in Dubai to buy with excellent views and neighbourhood. Many people from the all of the world are buying properties in Dubai. It might be success. Why not to visit Dubai property for more informations about properties.

So, you have designed your web site, WHAT NEXT?

Before you announce your site on the World Wide Web, ensure that it is ready for the launch. Akin to the situation, â€?Ensure that when you jump from the plane your parachute opens, cause if it doesn’t, you cannot jump again!’

  1. Ensure that your web site is �Search Engine’ ready.

    Once the search engine crawlers start indexing your site, it may be a trifle late to go back and have the right keywords indexed.
    Each page of your website should be optimized for 2- 3 keywords/phrases. Weave the keywords seamlessly into your titles and the body of each page. You can also include them in your image titles, alt tags, even in the names you give your pages. Look at each page individually and decide what it’s about, then optimize accordingly.

  2. Spend enough time to generate the right �meta tags’.

    These can be decided based on your site’s value proposition, product’s USP or simply by analyzing the sites of competing brands.
    Meta tags should be included in your HTML code at the top of every page. Many search engines will read them to pull a description to include in their search results.

  3. Optimised Download time

    This is perhaps the most overlooked criteria, even by professional web designers. In a bid to add fancy �bells and whistles’, web designers tend to get carried away by the �look and feel’ of the site.
    It has to be a judicious blend of �form and function’. Ensure that technology tools are used to compress and optimize large graphic files and flash presentations for faster download time. Remember, you get only 6 seconds for your home page to download or risk losing almost half your audience!

  4. Build an online community

    There’s an old saying that people won’t buy from you the very first time they come to your website, so you need a way to stay in touch with them to bring them back again. By offering a free newsletter, you’ll be building a list of possible prospects.
    Ensure that you build site loyalty and get repeat visitors. Try and reward every web experience through quality content.

  5. Insite Search Facility

    Visitors to your site should be able to find the information that they are seeking, within 3 clicks. If you have too much information in your site, it is absolutely a must to have an insite search facility.
    Google provides a nifty insite search facility which coupled with an Adsense ads generator can generate extra revenue for your site.

  6. Privacy Policy and Site Disclaimer

    It is mandatory to state clearly how you intend to handle your subscribers information on your site. Your clients will not feel comfortable engaging in any online ecommerce transactions unless your privacy policy follows internationally accepted �Best Practices’.
    Ensure that you cater to local rules and regulations relating to privacy issues in your country of operation.

  7. Web Site Visitors Analysis

    You will need to ensure that all the tracking tags are imbedded in your site from day one. It is imperative to track and analyse your visitor stats to continually fine tune your site so you can maximize the bottomline results.

Once the above issues are taken care of, you are ready to launch your site online.

If you need help on any of the above, email sharad@cyber-gear.com.