Author: Rayz

Publishing your own books

by Rayz
Published on: November 20, 2011
Categories: Content Creation
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In the age of the internet and online marketing, writing books and publishing them has become easier and faster than it has ever been. Since the past several years, it has become increasingly possible for anyone and everyone to write a book and publish it both in the paperback as well as the digital versions. These days, hardly anyone waits for the traditional publishing houses to like their book and agree to publish it. It’s all so easy and fun these days, not to mention so encouraging as you don’t have to go through the setbacks which are more likely when you have to persuade one publishing house after the other to accept your manuscript and publish your book.

What kind of a book do you dream of writing? Once you have asked yourself this question and figured out your topic of interest, start a blog site on it. Get into the flow of posting related articles and blogs on this subject matter that draws so much of your interest. You can then repurpose these posts into short reports and also, compile and present the content into an engaging book that readers will find unputdownable or greatly useful.

The main purpose of starting the blog is to pre-promote your book. This is to say that when you start a blog, you will gradually gain a good number of visitors. Many of these visitors will turn into your regular visitors, who will come back to your blog site again and again to read the new posts, post comments and reply to comments. Utilize this time to connect with your audience and discuss your topic with them on a personal level and learn how you can best serve the readers with the content of your book.

These personal interactions will leave you richer with more knowledge, ideas, stories and experience to write your book in a better way than you previously would have. But, the icing to the cake is that you will gain a faithful readership too. When you have a blog with regular visitors, you can request them to subscribe to your posts for free. This way you can gradually build a long list of names with email addresses who would be highly interested in your book’s subject matter and more specifically, your book. Furthermore, you can win easy referrals too.

Now, begin writing your book utilizing all the information, experience and resources you have gathered via your blogs and otherwise. Enrich your book with keywords and key phrases. Then publish your book through Amazon’s Create Space program, an inexpensive and fast way to publish books.This program allows you to distribute your books in the aspiring writers’ circle too, so that, they can learn from you. You can also go with other sell eBook websites like ExpertSubjects.com. They also provide book cover design at an affordable cost. Spread the word of your book being published through your blog, which is already quite bustling with followers now. Also, consider promoting your book via social media networking sites. All these steps are much easier, faster and definitely a lot cheaper than having a publishing house agree to do the job for you. So, wish you a happy and fast publishing!

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Google Analytics shows inaccurate results since April 2011

by Rayz
Published on: May 11, 2011
Categories: Analytics
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Google is trying to fix a glitch in their Analytics software that has been showing inaccurate results since April 2011. Though Google claims it has only affected the data for the previous month, reports from across webmasters states discrepancies in analytics information even during May.

Google Analytics shows inaccurate results since April 2011

In most of the profiles the issue has been noticed within Advanced Segmentations and if we disable Advanced Segments, once again April data is visible in these reports. Data has dropped to zero in most cases. This would panic most website stakeholders though most of them are getting informed about the GA issue.

Google developers have reassured that no data has been lost and they are clearing the issue and should have this fixed no later than 23rd of May.

Google Analytics offers many features that comes free of cost and is being used by millions across the globe, let’s hope they can fix this once for all.

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Bing copy Google Search Results

by Rayz
Published on: February 6, 2011
Categories: Google
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There is no doubt as to who tops the chart when it comes to search engines, but when the topper alleges that its search results are being copied as such by its major competitor, it gets hot over discussion tables.

Recent findings by Google research wing, examined that Bing has been using G’s search results as such and showcasing as their own, to make-up its lost image within the search industry. Matt Cutts has clearly proven how Bing stole Google results and claims it to be theirs.

Though Google doesn’t own its search results, the underlying technology has been the result of years of hard work from their R & D team.

Regardless of whether Microsoft uses Google search results as such or click-data of users; the results are sourced by Google SERP. It relies on Google technology; that would mean, as Matt rightly said “Bing is purely piggybacking Google”.

From a legal standpoint Google might want to sue MS for indirectly infringing into their patented technology. Perhaps Bing might provide a courtesy note on their search results, “These results are .01 percent based on Google Technology”.

As a search engine enthusiast, I feel that, no matter how well Bing employs (copy) Google results as 1 of its 1000+ signals in its results, Bing will not be able to add more user’s to its base, they might succeed to a certain extent to keeping their existing users though.

Why on Earth would a Google user want to move to Bing? Unless Google loses its quality of search in future, Google should not worry on this issue, but move on, continue to provide quality search results and the user community will remain on their side.

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