27 February 2011

How to make extra income being a virtual Mayor of your own town?

Travel industry is a very promising area for web marketers. Therefore, there are multiple successful interactive guides and social communities, capturing this niche. I would like to present a new site on the map, addressing this high-demand topic - http://zoomvillage.com/.

The site provides an interactive platform for creating online tourism guides for any town in the United States (and a few other countries). The developers started from covering the town, they actually reside (Litchfield, CT) to give an example of the site features and capabilities. The central point is the offer to all the fellows bloggers to join the project and to get a portion of the generated revenues.

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The profit generation scheme looks as follows:
  • The first person to establish a town or city on ZoomVillage is automatically named the Mayor and given the special privileges enjoyed only by Mayors.
  • The Mayor receives 50% of advertising fees for all ads placed on the town's site.
  • As the chief editor of the town's site, the Mayor is responsible for monitoring additions to the site, such as when a user posts information about a new restaurant.
  • Although any registered resident of the town can make certain changes to the town's attractions, some editing tasks (such as deleting an item) are reserved for the Mayor only.
  • The Mayor can give administrative control to other trusted users. The administrators have some, but not all, of the Mayor's privileges.

Advertising rates are dynamically calculated and are a function of the number of active registered users in each town.

So, as a Major of your City, you start your own project of promoting your local community. And your earnings are directly influenced on how successful your efforts are to promote your virtual project.

At the moment, it is hard to estimate, how successful the site may be, and how much visitors (and advertisers) it may attract in the future. But, being at the very beginning, you can make a difference, and the site success will be based on multiple local communities administrators’ success.

Sounds interesting? Register for the site and claim your city or town, while still available.

19 February 2011

Multi-Rank Checker from iWebTool

In the process of the SEO optimization you may be looking for the simple, reliable, and easy to use way to check Google PageRank and Alexa ranking for multiple domains. The free online checker will save you a lot of time as one can retrieve the data in one click almost instantly. The blog you are testing the ranking for, is not necessary should be owned by you, so you can perform analysis for your competitors’ blogs as well.

Sequence of operations:

1. Enter the exact website address of the page you want to check the ranking for into the text box. (include www at the beginning of your domain)

You can enter up to 10 different websites to check their ranking. After entering the first address, press Enter and insert a new website address on the new line.

2. Click the "Check!" button

Please note the Google PageRank goes up to 10 and the best Alexa rating is 1.

03 February 2011

How to add Instant Messaging to your Blogger blog?

Plugoo Widget enables your website visitors (blog, social network profile, online shop…) to get in touch with you in real time, directly on your Instant Messenger (MSN Messenger, GoogleTalk, Yahoo! Messenger, AOL AIM, ICQ, Jabber…). If your messenger status is online, visitors can send you an instant message through the Plugoo Buddy in your messenger buddy list. You can thus chat with them, answer their questions or comments Live!

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Your visitors need neither to download any software, nor to create an account before they can contact you. They never have access to your instant messaging information (username). And conversation between a visitor and you is strictly private – other simultaneous visitors on the website don’t see the conversation. You don’t have to change your habits, you keep using your favorite messenger on your desktop or from your mobile phone.

How does Plugoo work?

On your blog, personal website or online shop, you embed a Plugoo. Visitors on your website can see the Plugoo and write through it a message for you.

As this Plugoo is directly connected to your Instant Messenger, it forwards you in real time all the messages your website visitors can send to you. You reply to your visitors from your Messenger while they are currently browsing your website.

You can also use myPlugoo, a simple link http://www.myPlugoo.com/... to let your friends IM you from any web site, email or blog. For instance, you can add this link to your email signatures or to your blog/forum comments… This way, your emails recipients or other Net surfer have the opportunity to pop-up your Plugoo Widget with just one click and start a LIVE conversation with you!

Chatting with several visitors at a time

You can handle five simultaneous conversations with five different visitors. When you’re already chatting with one visitor and a second one wants to chat with you, you will receive an invitation in your Messenger conversation window to pop-up the multi-conversations Plugoo Module (if you activated the Plugoo Multichat Mode – to activate this option, sign in at www.Plugoo.com and click “My settings”, then choose the option “Multiple”).

Thus, you will be able to chat with five visitors at a time (visitors from any of your websites). The Plugoo’s name appears above the conversation window on the multi-conversations Plugoo Module so that you can identify the origin of the conversation.


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