SMS LUCU 2009


Seberapa sering kita mendapat dan mengirimkan SMS lucu dari kawan kita ? Atau seberapa sering kita membuka2 tabloid ato situs yang berisi sms lucu, sms cinta, sms romantis atau sms hantu ? Nah ini yang bisa kita manfaatkan sebagai kata kunci pencipta trafic selain Download MP3 gratis. Namun jangan bermimpi dulu blog kita bisa mengotori hal 1 google, karena kata kunci ini sudah banyak berjubel. Tapi untuk petarung jalanan, hajar aja bro hehehe…Download MP3 gratis dan Sms lucu diyakini masih tetap menjadi kata kunci abadi bagi penembak kata kunci jitu. Dibawah ini beberapa kumpulan sms lucu, sms cinta, sms romantis, sms gokil, sms jayus dan sms gak jelas lainnya sebagai pemuas nafsu sms maniak indonesia

“Sejuta kata cinta ingin kusampaikan. Apa daya pulsaku habis! Kirimkan pulsamu, aku akan kirimi SMS cintaku…”

Burung gelatik makan keripik, elo cantik tapi munafik, makan kripik dan buah cempedak, dasar munafik muke luh badak!

klo lo jadi bunga, gue rela jd kupu2, klo lo siang, gue rela jd malem, klo lo laut, gue rela jd ikannya, klo lo jd monyet, gue rela…
Sumpah deh … ! gw rela

Gue percaya ama loe karena loe temen gue. Tapi kenapa loe kayak gitu ke gue. Gue gak percaya loe tega kayak gini ke gue. Kenapa loe tega ngomongin gue dibelakang. Gue gak abis pikir kenapa loe promosiin kalo gue itu keren

klo dibaca kamu utang kencan ma aku…..!!!
klo dbalez kamu utang ciuman ma aku…!!!
klo ga dibalez kamu utang pelukan ma aku…!!!
klo dihapus kamu terima cinta aku…..?

Gue baca koran ttg bahaya rokok,
gue berhenti merokok.
Gue baca koran ttg bahaya minuman keras,
gue berhenti minum bir.
Pas gue baca koran ttg bahaya sex,
gue berhenti baca KORAN.

Prshbatn qt t indah bgd
Klo k ketawa
Aq juga ktawa
Klo kamu nangis
Aq jg nangis
Tp klo km kepleset
Aq ktawa mpe nangis2
Indh bgd kn?

Klo bersamamu 1 menit serasa 60 detik
1 jam serasa 60 menit
sehari serasa 24 jam …. itulah keajaiban alam
kmu pake jam yang ada alarmnya ngga ?

Bagi dunia,
kamu mungkin hanyalah seseorang
tapi bagi seseorang
kamu mungkin adalah dunianya

Aku ingin mencintaimu dengan sederhana:
dengan kata yang tak sempat diucapkan
kayu kepada api yang menjadikannya abu
aku ingin mencintaimu dengan sederhana:
dengan isyarat yang tak sempat disampaikan
awan kepada hujan yang menjadikannya tiada

Anda gagal dalam bercinta?
ragu pada kejujurannya?
kecewa pada sikapnya?
ingin bunuh diri?
just call me!
toko peti mati!!
melayani kremasi jg…

Cewek belum nikah namanya nona
Cewek sudah menikah namanya nyonya
Sekian dulu nulis artikelnya

Iklan

Trilogi Alexa

Awalnya aku ngga begitu ngeh tentang Alexa sampai ketika seorang teman menanyaiku tentang ranking Alexa. Tergelitik juga ketika kulihat putuindra.co.nr ada di ranking 3.581.825 !

Alexa Page Rank

Lalu mulailah aku mencari tau tentang Alexa. Memang… Alexa Traffic Rank tidak sepopuler punyanya Google. Namun ternyata Alexa Rank cukup penting bagi para Blogger yang ingin menjadikan blog-nya sebagai monetize blog karena kebanyakan menggunakan rank Alexa sebagai syarat atau patokan dalam menentukan “harga” sebuah website.

Alexa Traffic Rank:

The traffic rank is based on three months of aggregated historical traffic data from millions of Alexa Toolbar users and is a combined measure of page views and users (reach). As a first step, Alexa computes the reach and number of page views for all sites on the Web on a daily basis.

The main Alexa traffic rank is based on the geometric mean of these two quantities averaged over time (so that the rank of a site reflects both the number of users who visit that site as well as the number of pages on the site viewed by those users).

Setelah berkeliling sejenak ke website-website yang membahas tentang Alexa, aku jadi pengen mencoba 5 Tips Untuk Meningkatkan/Menaikkan Ranking Alexa :

1. Alexa Traffic
Langkah yang paling dasar : Get lot of site traffic! Karena ide awal dari Alexa rank adalah untuk menentukan website mana yang memiliki traffic paling banyak dengan asumsi, banyak traffic = lebih populer. Yep, Alexa pada dasarnya adalah ranking popularistas suatu website.

2. Alexa Toolbar
Menggunakan browser yang terinstall toolbar Alexa bisa ningkatin ranking website kamu. Sebenarnya bukan hanya websitemu, setiap website yang dikunjungi browser yang terinstall toolbar Alexa juga mendapat “nilai” yang akan diperhitungkan dalam ranking. Lalu, bukankah pengunjung pasti dari websitemu adalah dirimu sendiri? So, kalau browsermu sudah terinstall toolbar, maka penambahan point ranking akan terjadi secara otomatis! ) Nah, toolbar Alexa tersebut bisa di install melalui link berikut :


3. Alexa Widget
Pasang Alexa site stat widget di websitemu. Alexa site stat ini mengandung javascript yang mengantarkan setiap data pengunjung (ping) ke server Alexa sehingga statistik Alexa menjadi lebih akurat. Scriptnya bisa diambil di sini. Tinggal copy paste. Ga perlu malu pasang Alexa widget yang gede, untuk mencapai hasil yang diinginkan tentunya ada harga yang harus dibayar kan? Siapa sangka dulunya ranking 3 juta-an sekarang ranking 300 ribuan?

4. Alexa Redirection
Gunakan Alexa redirection setiap berkunjung ke websitemu. Formatnya seperti berikut:

http://redirect.alexa.com/redirect?www.andaka.com

(Ganti http://www.andaka.com dengan URL websitemu)

Alexa Redirection sudah tidak berfungsi lagi. Setiap loading page dengan link ini akan muncul pesan 404.

404 Not Found

The requested URL /redirect was not found on this server.

5. Alexa Blog/Content
Tulis/blog tentang Alexa di blogmu. Webmaster dan Blogger suka cara-cara untuk meningkatkan ranking Alexa. Ya… mungkin seperti yang dibaca sekarang ini )

NB : Untuk melihat hasil perkembangan dari penerapan tips-tips di atas, bisa dilihat di artikel selanjutnya, Follow up Rangking Alexa.

SMS Ucapan Selamat Tahun Baru 2009

Happy New Year 2009

**** Hitung mundur Tahun Baru 2009 ****

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|””|__|””|.*.*.*.*.
| APPY.*.*.*
|__|””|__|.*.*.*.*
*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.
*. NEW YEAR 2009 *
*.==.== .*

2 U & UR FAMILY
GOD BLESS

02 =========================

B-egin with
L-ove in CHRIST
E-xpect blessing
S-hare goodness
S-hine like the sun
l-nspire everybody
N-ever forget that
G-OD is with u always

Happy New Year 2009

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Wishing u SUNLIGHT in u’r heart
SUCCESS in u’r path
ANSWERS to u’r prayers..
HAPPINESS in u’r life..
SMILE in u’r face..

Happy New Year 2009

04 =========================

FAITH makes all things possible,
HOPE makes all things work,
LOVE makes all things beautiful.
May you have all three in this New Year 2009

05 =========================

SMiLE-it makes U look nice!
PRAY-it makes U stronger!
GIVE-it makes U richer!
LOVE-it makes U know life!

Happy New Year 2009

06 =========================

Sebelum operatot sibuk….sebelum sms pending mulu…sebelum low bat….Happy new year 209….

07 =========================

Tahun baru? Gaya batu donk! eh,met tahun baru ya!

08 =========================

Toet….toet…toet….happy new year!….udah ya mo tiup trompet lagi….toet….toet….toet…..

09 =========================

Aye cuma mampir bentaran neh…mo bilang….met taon baru ye mpok….abang….

10 =========================

Tuhan murah hati selalu memberi. Pagi ini indah, seperti juga kemarin dan esok. Syukur kepada Tuhan!

11 =========================

Yesterday is memory. Today is a gift. TOmmorow is a Hope. Let’s begin New Year 2009 with faith, love, peace and new hope. GBU

12 =========================

Happy New Year 2009. May this new year bring us a new spirit to reach all your dreams, good health and a happiness forever…

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Happy New Year 2009, a new beginning for a better life. GBU ABUNDANTLY!

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No regret about the past…
No fear about the future…
New hopes & dreams in 2009…
Thankful to God for His blessings in 2008…
Happy New Year !!

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Only open HEARTS receive LOVE
only open MINDS receive WISDOM
only open HANDS receive GIFTS
and..
only SPECIAL FRIENDS receive my Happy New Year greeting .

How to write for the Web

Online writers can communicate with their readers in many more forms than the traditional news article. Blogs, wikis and discussion boards dissolve the barrier between writer and reader, creating a more informal and interactive writing environment. Take advantage of this opportunity and distinguish yourself by writing in a clean, active, conversational style that will make your readers feel as comfortable reading your words as they feel when talking with a close friend.

Blogging

Great bloggers speak with informed, personal authority through an honest, lively voice. Their posts often engage readers in a productive conversation through comments posted to the blog.

To write a great blog, write about what you know – your passion, well researched and reported. Employ the skills of a news columnist, crafting a personal, first-person voice that readers will find engaging, comfortable and honest. When you don’t know something, do not be afraid to admit it. Great bloggers see their posts as the first comment in a conversation, rather than the final word on that particular topic.

Wikis

Wikis are the ultimate exercise in “writing by committee.” Avoid blogging’s first person and blend your edits into the tone and flow of the existing article. Wikis, typically, are not the place for personal opinion and analysis. Present the facts and acknowledge controversies in clear, clean and neutral language.

Discussion boards

Running a good discussion board is like hosting a radio talk show. Don’t ask “yes” or “no” questions. Solicit personal anecdotes. Understand that people need to vent and ramble from time to time, but work to bring the conversation back on topic before flame wars erupt or fickle readers click away. And, above all, keep the momentum going.

No one person can maintain a discussion board 24/7. You’ll need help, from both your board members and your software. But you can set an example with thoughtful comments and questioning that other board members can follow.

General tips

The shorter, the better: Readers appreciate writers who do not waste their time. Simple, direct language communicates your thoughts more efficiently than your bloated demonstration of all that stuff the rest of us slept through in English class.

Active voice: “Do it,” don’t “will have been done” it. Reserve passive voice for situations where you don’t know the subject, such as crime and court reports. But even then, try to cast as much of the action in the active voice as you can.

Strong verbs: The best verbs demonstrate action. If you’re writing a string of weak linking verbs, think about the action that’s happening in your post, then rewrite a new draft using nothing but nouns and verbs in an attempt to better engage your vocabulary.

Attribute sources: If you don’t tell your readers where you got your information, many of them will assume that you are just making it up. You aren’t, are you? Attribution brings you credibility, because readers know that you’ve got nothing to hide if they want to check you out.

Contextual hyperlinking: Online narratives should allow readers to “branch off” and click through to other, more detailed, supporting content, depending upon a reader’s level of interest. Almost all journalism refers to other sources, but online, a writer has the ability to link readers directly to those supporting sources. Note the URLs of those sources when reporting, and work those into your piece with contextual hyperlinks.

Try to link those URLs to the relevant proper names, keywords and phrases, rather than to the URLs themselves written out, or worse, the over-used “click here.”

Use formatting: Break up that boring mass of gray type by using:

One topic per URL: If you are using a contextual ad system on your site, such as Google’s AdSense, help the program select the most appropriate ads for your page by limiting each URL to a single topic. Don’t write “catch-all” blog entries or discussions covering a wide range of subjects. Build those out on their own, separate URLs and you’ll get better targeted ads, and better ad click-through rates.

Easy to read: No block of text more than five lines on the screen.

Spell check: With both an automatic checker and a manual re-read. Beacause no won wants to look like an idiot. 😉

Easy publishing tools for online journalists

To help you learn some of these skills and start experimenting with online journalism, we’ve assembled a list of sites and programs that will help you quickly and easily begin using multimedia and the internet to advance your reporting and your storytelling. All of these applications are low-cost. Most are free, though some ask you to pay to access advanced functionality. All are free of spyware and adware, as far as we know (though it is always good to do an Internet search on anything you download and install to be sure). And each should make the work of creating great journalism online at least a little easier.

Blog and Content Management Systems

When it comes to quickly and easily putting the results of your reporting on the web, nothing is easier and more straightforward than using hosted blog sites like Blogger.com, TypePad.com and WordPress.com. Blog software is great for easy publishing, and it is flexible enough that you can use it to create all kinds of sites, not just the web journals for which it was originally designed. Any of these sites will allow you to get your journalism on the Internet quickly and easily, but each strikes a different balance between ease-of-use and power of features.

Blogger.com is a free blog site owned by Google and targeted at beginners and people who care more about the ease of getting their content on the Internet and less about fancy features, categories or configuration options. Each Blogger site is a list of uncategorized articles for which an RSS feed is automatically generated. You can have more than one site per login. The admin interface is simple, allowing you to configure archiving and how comments are handled and to pick a template. Google’s AdSense is integrated so you can easily sign up for an AdSense account and have Google ads embedded in your blog. It is free, and setting up a site here takes about ten or fifteen minutes, tops (you want to at least take the time to pick a good name).

In fall 2006, Blogger unveiled a new beta version that lets users categorize posts and makes it easier to customize page layouts.

Near-Time Premium is a hosted, turn-key platform for online publishing that includes everything necessary to monetize content and develop an online community around that content.

For publishing companies and individual content owners, Near-Time presents a proven way to connect with readers, build community, and monetize content. For those already selling content online, Near-Time is a giant step forward that leverages Web 2.0 technologies, including: wikis, weblogs, RSS, e-mail integration, and file sharing. Advanced Roles and Permissions capabilities allow site administrators to control content, encourage interaction, and build communities.

Near-Time offers a free 60-day evaluation . Commercial plans begin at $25 per month. Publishers and authors who use Near-Time to sell content and build communities receive 80-90% of the revenue.

Typepad.com does a good job of balancing ease of use and powerful features. A Typepad account, which costs between $4.95 and $14.95 per month, gives you the configuration options and RSS feed offered by Blogger (minus automatic AdSense) plus many more features, all in a simple, straightforward administration application. With Typepad, you can categorize posts with as many custom categories as you want, though there is only one RSS feed for each blog. There are numerous templates to choose from and you can customize each using a drag-and-drop interface, then save different customized layouts so you can switch back and forth. If you want to integrate other sites, there are ready-made widgets that pull features from popular sites like Amazon.com, FeedBurner and del.icio.us. And you can not only allow others to blog on your site, you can choose whether or not their posts require approval.

WordPress.com is free and has some pretty advanced features for a hosted blog. WordPress supports hierarchical lists of categories (this means you can have sub-categories, and sub-categories of sub-categories) and creates an RSS feed for each category. It has built-in wizards for importing blog entries from other blog services (LiveJournal, Movable Type and TypePad, Blogger and Blogspot, and other instances of WordPress are supported) and exporting your data for use elsewhere. Users you allow to contribute can be assigned one of four roles, from Contributors, whose work must be approved before it goes live, to Administrators, who have all the access and power of your account. WordPress also allows you to upload attachment files and has built-in wizards for placing multimedia content in your blog. The only cost is a one-time $25 charge if you want the ability to manually update your site’s CSS. So what’s not to like? While the admin interface allows you to get a site up and running pretty easily, the software’s administration application can be downright counterintuitive sometimes when you get into advanced configuration, and with so many features, it can be tough finding what you are looking for, especially when you first get started.

For a more in-depth comparison of blog software, check out OJR’s review of blog software packages and chart of blog features.

If you are looking for a more robust CMS than a blogging tool, check out Drupal or Geeklog, two more open source CMS solutions.

Discussion Forums

phpBB is a free, popular and customizable discussion board. Simple Machines Forum is less popular but also free, powerful and customizable. Both require you to host them yourself, but almost any Web server will run PHP/MySQL applications like these.

Another, very powerful forum system is SlashCode, the system that powers Slashdot.org.

Major open-source forum packages like these attract communities of software developers, from which you can essentially get free tech support (just post your question on … their forum, of course). The communities also typically offer a rainbow of free optional modifications to the software.

Keep in mind, though, that there are only so many people in these communities answering questions, and it is usually something they do in their spare time. Make sure to search through the other posts to see if your question has already been answered, and don’t be discouraged if no one gets back to your first attempt at seeking help. Also be smart about installing free optional modifications to software – understand what you are installing and any risks it could pose to your system before you install.

Hosted, Unstructured Web pages

Google Pages allow you to post anything you want without restricting you to a blog format. If you would like to host your blog on your own web server you can choose from a lot of different web hosts that are suitable for blogs or any other type of website hosting.

It is recommended to avoid free hosting sites. While the freebie may be attractive, many sites are infamous for unintentionally serving up inappropriate advertisements around the site owner’s content. Also, they tend to of
fer much slower load times than shared hosting, and especially dedicated hosting platforms, due to the sheer quantity of sites hosted on a single server to help the company make free hosting cost-effective, since it’s paid for by advertising. Common common web hosting options for a basic website such as a blog or family site are shared web hosting and VPS hosting, which shouldn’t cost more than one large coffee a month and a nice dinner, respectively.

Wiki.com, owned by Mindtouch, lets you set up a closed wiki for editing by you and anybody you designate. This can serve as a quick-and-dirty host for public information.

Making Multimedia

The easiest way to take advantage of multimedia in your online journalism is to learn how to create multimedia while you report, so you have all the images, video and audio you need when it comes time to pull together an online article. Once you have worked through OJR’s wikis and you are comfortable shooting video and secure in the knowledge that writing for the web is not so different from writing for other mediums, you can begin to use these free BBC Training & Development Online Courses to refine your video and audio techniques.

For audio and podcasts, the article Create Podcasts Using Your PC from the O’Reilly Windows DevCenter site does a good job of demystifying podcasts (which are simply a combination of an mp3 file and an XML file) and gives a good overview of how to create one on a PC, with options for placing it on the internet. The instructions use the free open-source software packages Audacity and Lame MP3 Encoder, and since these are available for both Apple and Windows, this guide should also be usable by Mac users.

For Vodcasts, Vara Software has a tool that helps you sync your voice over (or read directly into the camera) much like a TelePrompTer.

Putting Pictures on the Web

Flickr.com lets you upload pictures, tag them (assign categories that you define), place them in groups called sets, and then serve them out to your blog or web site from Flickr. Sets can contain not only your own pictures, but also pictures of other users on the site, and once you have placed images and created sets in Flickr, you can link directly to the images or create an HTML- or Flash-based link to any of your sets, called a badge, that you can imbed in an article or web page. The Flickr software automatically creates RSS feeds for each of your sets and for pictures that have the same tag. Flickr accounts can also be configured to automatically blog photos to a whole bunch of blog types, including the three listed above.

In addition to serving out your pictures, Flickr also allows you to search by tags for other people’s pictures and include them in your web site or blog, and it includes your pictures in the site’s community, potentially creating publicity for you. Flickr, which is owned by Yahoo, is free, but the free account has limitations – you can only upload 20 MB of pictures a month, you can only have 3 photosets at a time, and flickr will store smaller resized versions of images. A pro account which removes many of these limitations costs $24.95 a year.

You can also search Flickr for royalty-free photos, if your Web site is non-commercial, to use as photo illusrations on stories or blog posts. Before republishing a photo, be sure to check the Creative Commons license of the photographer — some reserve all rights. Also be sure to provide proper attribution.

If you are looking for a tool to edit your photos, Adobe Photoshop is the leading choice, but it is quite expensive. You can do much of the simple touch-up and cropping work one can do in Photoshop using a free online tool such as Picnik.

Putting Video on the Web

YouTube lets you upload video to its servers and add tags you define yourself, then gives you HTML that you can use to embed the video in a web page or blog post. Each video you put on the YouTube site has a permanent URL and code to embed it in a web page. If you want to tie a series of videos together, you can assign videos to channels you create. YouTube creates RSS feeds for videos by a given user and for a given tag. If you are looking for more advanced features or more nuanced feeds, you can take advantage of an active user community that has built some nifty tools (though you should make sure to search on the internet for problems or exploits involving any tools you download). And if you really want to dig in, there are Developer APIs into YouTube.

Creating RSS Feeds

Del.icio.us is a site that lets you store bookmarks to web sites, assign them terms (categories, like tags in flickr or YouTube), and then creates RSS feeds of your bookmarks, either en masse or by term. This allows you to create RSS feeds of anything on the Internet. If you have a place to host your audio files, you can link to them in Flickr and assign each bookmark the same term, and the resulting RSS will automatically generate a podcast feed (Del.icio.us automatically knows how to deal specially with certain media file types, like audio and video). Or if you create bookmarks to all the online content you find in researching an article – audio, video, PDF files, web pages, or any other type of file – and assign them all the same term, you can make a feed of your reporting. You could even keep updating the feed after you publish the article, if people remain interested. And for power users, Del.icio.us has a great page of third party tools and developer resources to help you push the site’s limits.

E-mail Newsletters

If you’ve got an RSS feed, several companies will convert it to a lightly branded daily e-mail newsletter for free. Tell FeedBurner where your RSS feed lives, and you can sign up for one of the services it links to at its e-mail subscription page. The service will give you the code to put a “subscribe by e-mail” field on the sidebar of your blog.

HTML and CSS References

Any web journalist eventually has to become a web developer, whether it is because you want to embed some video or a picture or you need to adjust your site’s CSS to get that annoying color of green off the front page, and good references help make the developer’s life easier.

W3 Schools has good reference sites for both HTML and CSS, and has good tutorials on a range of web development technologies, as well. The HTML reference includes usage notes and provides lists of elements by name and function, attributes and events. The CSS Reference starts at the property level then lets you drill down to the values each property can contain and samples of formatting for each value.

For HTML, the iDocs site is another good reference and tutorial site. It is old, so a few things are outdated (don’t put element or attribute names in caps, for instance), but the entr
ies include clear, succinct information on how and when to use each element, and I still use it whenever I need to understand HTML.

For CSS, a chart that lists CSS properties and the browsers that support them comes in handy when you have a tricky CSS bug in only one browser that you want to fix, and this CSS generator tool lets you create CSS classes by selecting appropriate values for each property in drop-downs. It can be used to generate the start of a complete stylesheet, or to simply generate valid CSS fragments for a style attribute you want to imbed somewhere in HTML.

And speaking of validity, the W3C’s HTML Validator and CSS Validator are handy automated applications that can check your HTML pages and CSS stylesheets for common problems so you can at least see quickly if you have made a well-known error or violated standards.

How to make money on your news content website

This article is designed to help journalists learn how to make extra money, or even a full-time wage, by publishing independently online. It is not intended to provide an online revenue model for established news organizations. Heck, they’ve got business managers. They shouldn’t need a wiki to show them what to do.

Content websites typically earn money through one of four ways:

  • Commissions / Affiliate links
  • Advertising networks
  • Selling your own ads
  • Paid content
  • Sponsorships/Grants

Once you have ads on your site, you will want to compute the eCPM (effective cost per thousand impressions) of revenue that each ad type is earning for you. You calculate eCPM by taking the total amount generated by an ad (or ad type), diving it by the number of pages on which that ad (or ad type) appears, then multiplying by 1,000. Let eCPM data help you decide which advertising type, layout and position work best for you.

Commissions / Affiliate links

Affiliate programs, such as Amazon.com’s Associates Program, provided the first ways for early solo and small Web publishers to make a few bucks on their websites. In these programs, an online retailer will pay you, the publisher, a percentage on sales made after customers click through from your website to the retailer’s site. Links can include traditional banner ads, search forms and links to individual products.

Because you only earn money when sales are made, affiliate programs will work best for you if your site’s readers are consistently looking to make high-priced purchases — for example, if you run a product review site. If you’re interested in affiliate program, browse through merchant directories like Commission Junction and LinkShare to find retailers that offer products that fit your site’s topic and audience.

Once registered with a merchant’s program, you can create an ad or product link on your site using a snippet of Web code downloaded from the retailer. Some merchants go further and allow you to create virtual storefronts that match the design of your site, but where the retailer still handles all the inventory and commerce. Be careful setting up such arrangements — unless you want customers coming to you for return and refund questions instead of to the retailer.

You’ll want to note what percentage of a sale the retailer pays back to you, as well as the length of time after a sale that you get credit for the purchase. Some retailers limit credit to sales made on the initial click-through, but others will give credit for any sales made within a day or so. Also, some retailers will pay a commission on purchases you personally make after clicking your own links; others may kick you out of the program for doing that. Check a retailer’s affiliate agreement and shop around for what you consider the best deal before putting links on your site.

Many publishers have found that links to individual products return more commissions than banner ads going to a retailer’s home page. But the additional money those links earn might not be enough to justify the extra time that selecting and maintaining them requires.

Advertising networks

Most news websites earn the bulk of their money through advertising. But you don’t need a sales staff to attract advertisers to your site. Ad networks can handle the sale and display of ads on your site. All you need do is drop a few lines of code into your Web pages where you want the ads to appear.

The most popular ad network for independent publishers is Google’s AdSense program. AdSense is a “pay per click” (PPC) program, where you earn money each time one of your readers clicks on a Google-served ad. Since you earn money on clicks, rather than completed sales, PPC ad networks can provide a more reliable source of income for sites whose readers are not looking to make a purchase right away. Other notable PPC ad networks include the Yahoo! Publisher Network and Ad Voyager.

Most PPC ads are text, but some PPC networks also sell image and Flash ads. Ads are sold and displayed based on an auction system, where advertisers bid on selected keywords and phrases that appear on network websites. The ad network looks for webpages displaying its ad code, then matches what it determines the content of a webpage to be with the most appropriate keywords and phrases that advertisers have bid upon. The network then automatically weighs several factors in determining which ads to serve on the page, including the value of those bids; advertisers’ remaining budgets for those bids; what percentage of readers have clicked on those ads in the past; and, in Google’s case, the percentage of those readers who have made a purchase or read a designated number of pages on the advertiser’s site.

Google’s “Smart Pricing” program will adjust the amount paid to you for each click based on your readers’ track record of making a purchase, or viewing a certain number of pages, on that particular advertiser’s website. So if your site attracts motivated buyers, you remain in the best position to earn money.

Whatever you do, do not even think about clicking the ads on your site, or encouraging your readers to do the same. All PPC ad networks prohibit click fraud, and will boot from their program any publisher found to be inflating their number of clicks. Even well-intentioned discussion board participants can get a publisher booted from the program by encouraging other readers to click the ads to support the site. Google, for example, has suggested publishers concerned about their readers’ conduct add this disclaimer to their site:

“Your postings to this site may not include incentives of any kind for other users to click on ads which are displayed on the site. This includes encouraging other readers to click on the ads or to visit the advertisers’ sites, as well as drawing any undue attention to the ads. This activity is strictly prohibited in order to avoid potential inflation of advertiser costs.”

If you don’t think PPC ad networks will work for you because your site’s target audience is defined by demographics, such as geography or a religious or political affiliation — don’t worry. Traditional ad networks such as BlogAds provide an alternative to the PPC networks. BlogAds sells its ads on a more traditional site-targeted model. Advertisers do not bid on keywords or phrases, but instead pay for their ads to be displayed a certain number of times on selected websites or groups of websites. BlogAds has become especially popular on political blogs, where advertisers can buy across a group of liberal or conservative weblogs.

Design to maximize online ad revenue

Since PPC ad networks target their ads primarily by topic, rather than geography or demographics, that makes these networks work better with niche topic websites than with sites that target their readers by geography or other demographics, such as gender, education, income or political affiliation.

For the system to work well for you, the PPC network’s spiders must be able to determine a topic for each of your webpages and then must match keywords or phrases that advertisers have bid upon. That means the advantage goes to websites where each page covers a distinct and easily identifiable subject. So if you have a blog that covers a mishmash of topics on a single URL, you won’t elicit the targeted ads that lead to high-paying clicks.

If you want to use PPC ad networks, organi
ze your content to limit individual URLs to a specific topic. Break long blogs into individual entries. Archive old posts and stories by subject matter, not just by date and author. Stay active on discussion boards, keeping threads on topic and directing folks to more relevant pages should they stray toward other subjects. Use keywords in headlines, decks and URLs whenever possible. And spell out keywords, phrases and proper names on first reference, rather than using acronyms throughout the piece. (See, old fashioned copy editing rules *can* help you make money!)

Well-organized pages on individual topics also show up better in search engine results, attracting Web surfers curious about a specific keyword, who are more likely to click on a targeted ad. Publishers who create evergreen articles that are likely to attract a high number of links and clicks over time will do best in attracting search engine traffic to their ad-supported webpages. If you publish time-sensitive articles, which are not likely to have a long-enough shelf life to attract significant search engine traffic, consider swapping out or archiving articles on the same topic to a single URL, so that URL can get linked to and picked up in search results.

Where you place ads on a page affects how many of your users see them, and click. According to recent Google research, top performing ad formats include:

  • Large box ads placed in the middle of your main content column;
  • Skyscraper ads placed in a left-side column;
  • Leaderboard ads placed at the top and the bottom of the main content column.

Customize the ads’ colors to match the background, type and navigational colors of your site, too, to eliminate “banner blindness” and maximize their visibility to your readers.

Then keep an eye on your ads to make sure that they remain relevant to your site. To a reader, ads — like anything else on your pages — are part of the content of your website. If an ad network fails to deliver consistently relevant ads, dump it and try something else. Respect your readers by not bombarding them with irrelevant advertising and they will respect you by continuing to read your site.

Think twice before installing pop-up, pop-under and screen “take-over” ads, too. Many readers steer clear of sites that block their access to the content they’re looking for with aggressive advertising. Keep your website a safe haven for these ad-weary readers and you can build its audience over time.

How much traffic do you need?

With advertising, the more readers you have and page views you serve, the more money you can make. But how much traffic do you need to make a living from your website?

To make $36,500 a year, you’d need to earn $100 a day on your site (plus whatever expenses you incur). Let’s assume your site is attractive to advertisers and earns $10 in ad revenue for every thousand page views. That would mean you’d need to serve 10,000 page views a day to meet this target. (And more if your site earns less than $10 per thousand page views.)

How can you attract that much traffic? If you are writing one article a day on subjects that will be out of date within 24 hours, it’s going to be tough. You’ll need to attract nearly 10,000 views each day for that’s day article, since few people will bother reading your old, out-of-date work. If you write a fair number of “evergreen” features, which keep attracting page views long after they are written, you’ll find the task much easier. If your site naturally deals with “perishable” news content, at least publish each day’s new news to the same URL, overwriting or pushing down the old content, so that URL can build the in-bound links and search engine traffic that will help you attract new readers you need each day.

Reader-contributed content can also help you meet your page view goals. Well-managed, thoughtfully organized discussion boards and wikis can add dozens of new content pages a day to your site, with much less effort on your part than writing that many original articles.

Selling your own ads

If you don’t want to share your ad revenue with a network, or if your site isn’t the type to do well with PPC ads, you might consider selling space directly to advertisers.

First, you will need solid information about your site’s visitors. Ultimately, what you are selling to advertisers is access to your readers, so you’d better know how many, and who, they are. A traffic tracking service like Google Analytics can provide accurate trafiic data that filters out hon-human traffic like search engine spiders and automated robots (which can account for up to 90 percent of a site’s overall traffic). Make Money also provides reader tracking, along with some crude demographic information about your site’s readers.

You should also consider conducting a survey of your readers, to get more detailed information about their demographics and behavior. SurveyMonkey provides easy-to-use tools to set up such surveys.

Once you have advertisers, you will need a system to serve and manage ads, such as OpenAds, as well as system to invoice your advertisers, such as Blinksale or PayPal. (PayPal’s invoicing system does not require your advertisers to have a PayPal account, just a credit card.)

Set up a page on your site, linked from the header or footer, that provides data about your site’s traffic and visitors, as well as a list of available ad packages. You might also provide a well-designed PDF version of the same data, as decision-makers often prefer “hard copy” versions of this information. (If you need free software to convert Word documents to PDFs, OpenOffice does this with a single mouse click.)

If your advertising page does not generate enough leads to support your site, you’ll need to make cold calls to potential advertisers, via e-mail, phone or in person. You’ll have the best luck with smaller businesses that do not place ads through agencies, but where the owner makes his or her own ad decisions.

Paid content

Given the variety and depth of information available on the Web, you have to provide truly unique content of high value to specific readers to get those readers to pay for it. The fact that a paid journalist wrote an article for you does not mean it’s worth paying for to a reader. Detail-oriented publications such as Consumer Reports and Cook’s Illustrated have had success selling the results of their independent testing online. And, of course, porn sites have been earning big bucks from paid content since the Web’s earliest days. But general-interest publications, such as the Los Angeles Times, have found that walling off content to paid subscribers has generated less revenue than the company could have earned by selling advertising on freely available pages.

If you are certain that your content is unique and valuable enough that readers would be willing to pay for it, you’ll need to select a way to handle payments from your readers. The system could be as easy as asking readers mail you a check in exchange for your putting them on e-mail content distribution list — a method which offers the advantage of not requiring any advanced Web server security set-up. Or you could restrict access to certain folders on your website to readers whom you assign log-ins after they buy a subscription. Such restrictions are relatively easy to set up on Apache webservers. Payment can be handled manually via postal mail or phone, or automatically through an e-commerce storefront. (Many Web hosting packages include e-commerce storefronts.)

Sponsorships/Grants

Supporting a website through sponsorship or grants requires the least t
echnical skill of these options, but the most interpersonal skills. You’ll need to play the role of a salesperson, in addition to journalist and editor, in convincing a individual or organization to give you money to put up your site.

In either case, you’ll need to identify individuals, or individuals within organizations, who might be willing to commit their money, or their organization’s money, to your site. You’ll need to make a written proposal, and often, an in-person pitch, and follow through until you secure your funding. Grants typically require a more structured application process than sponsorships, which can be sold through a formal solicitation or over drinks at the dinner table, depending upon whom you are working with.

The University of Iowa provides some guidance and a collection of links on grant writing in general, including links to many organizations which grant funds to researchers and publishers.

Cara Menumbuhkan Motivasi Seorang Karateka

Cita-cita atau tujuan hidup ini hanya bisa diraih jika kita memiliki motivasi yang kuat dalam diri kita. Tanpa motivasi apapun, sulit sekali kita menggapai apa yang kita cita-citakan. Tapi tak dapat dipungkiri, memang cukup sulit membangun motivasi di dalam diri sendiri. Bahkan mungkin kita nggak tahu pasti bagaimana cara membangun motivasi di dalam diri sendiri.
Padahal sesungguhnya banyak hal yang dapat dilakukan untuk menumbuhkan motivasi tersebut. Caranya…? coba simak kiat berikut ini:
* Ciptakan sensasiCiptakan sesuatu yang dapat “membangunkan” dan membangkitkan gairah anda saat pagi menjelang. Misalnya, anda berpikir esok hari harus mendapatkan keuntungan 1 milyar rupiah. Walau kedengarannya mustahil, tapi sensasi ini kadang memacu semangat anda untuk berkarya lebih baik lagi melebihi apa yang sudah anda lakukan kemarin.
* Kembangkan terus tujuan andaJangan pernah terpaku pada satu tujuan yang sederhana. Tujuan hidup yang terlalu sederhana membuat anda tidak memiliki kekuatan lebih. Padahal untuk meraih sesuatu anda memerlukan tantangan yang lebih besar, untuk mengerahkan kekuatan anda yang sebenarnya. Tujuan hidup yang besar akan membangkitkan motivasi dan kekuatan tersendiri dalam hidup anda.
* Tetapkan saat kematianAnda perlu memikirkan saat kematian meskipun gejala ke arah itu tidak dapat diprediksikan. Membayangkan saat-saat terakhir dalam hidup ini sesungguhnya merupakan saat-saat yang sangat sensasional. Anda dapat membayangkan ‘flash back’ dalam kehidupan anda. Sejak anda menjalani masa kanak-kanak, remaja, hingga tampil sebagai pribadi yang dewasa dan mandiri. Jika anda membayangkan ‘ajal’ anda sudah dekat, akan memotivasi anda untuk berbuat lebih banyak lagi hal hal yg baik selama hidup anda.
* Tinggalkan teman yang tidak perluJangan ragu untuk meninggalkan teman-teman yang tidak dapat mendorong anda mencapai tujuan. Sebab, siapapun teman anda, seharusnya mampu membawa anda pada perubahan yang lebih baik. Ketahuilah bergaul dengan orang-orang yang optimis akan membuat anda berpikir optimis pula. Bersama mereka hidup ini terasa lebih menyenangkan dan penuh motivasi.
* Hampiri bayangan ketakutanSaat anda dibayang-bayangi kecemasan dan ketakutan, jangan melarikan diri dari bayangan tersebut. Misalnya selama ini anda takut akan menghadapi masa depan yang buruk. Datang dan nikmati rasa takut anda dengan mencoba mengatasinya. Saat anda berhasil mengatasi rasa takut, saat itu anda telah berhasil meningkatkan keyakinan diri bahwa anda mampu mencapai hidup yang lebih baik.
* Ucapkan “selamat datang” pada setiap masalah Jalan untuk mencapai tujuan tidak selamanya semulus jalan tol. Suatu saat anda akan menghadapi jalan terjal, menanjak dan penuh bebatuan. Jangan memutar arah untuk mengambil jalan pintas. Hadapi terus jalan tersebut dan pikirkan cara terbaik untuk bisa melewatinya. Jika anda memandang masalah sebagai sesuatu yang mengerikan, anda akan semakin sulit termotivasi. Sebaliknya bila anda selalu siap menghadapi setiap masalah, anda seakan memiliki energi dan semangat berlebih untuk mencapai tujuan anda.
* Mulailah dengan rasa senangJangan pernah merasa terbebani dengan tujuan hidup anda. Coba nikmati hidup dan jalan yang anda tempuh. Jika sejak awal anda sudah merasa ‘tidak suka’ rasanya motivasi hidup tidak akan pernah anda miliki.
* Berlatih dengan kerasTidak bisa tidak, anda harus berlatih terus bila ingin mendapatkan hasil terbaik. Pada dasarnya tidak ada yang tidak dapat anda raih jika anda terus berusaha keras. Semakin giat berlatih semakin mudah pula mengatasi setiap kesulitan.
Kesimpulannya, motivasi adalah ’sesuatu’ yang dapat menumbuhkan semangat anda dalam rangka mencapai tujuan. Dengan motivasi yang kuat di dalam diri sendiri, anda akan memiliki apresiasi dan penghargaan yang tinggi terhadap diri dan hidup ini. Sehingga anda pun nggak ragu lagi melangkah mencapai tujuan dan cita-cita hidup anda..! ***


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