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Top 5 Places of Interest in London

January 31st, 2009

london-big-ben.jpgThis article on London was written by Rohit Patel, an Indian article writer who seems to be one of the most active members of the DigitalPoint forums with over 10,200 posts and an impressive 255 iTrader points. Frankly, I’m not so sure that his article writing skills are as impressive as his forum stats, but considering the relatively high level of demand for these services, he seems to be bringing in his fair share of rupees.

London, the capital and the largest urban area of both England and Sovereign Union, has been a part of several historic events. This is the main reason why travelers consider this place as an integral part of their tour. London is richly blessed with several parks, palaces and museums. So let’s begin exploring London:

Tower of London:

The Tower of London is simply a spectacular place to visit, which is located on the northern bank of the river Thames. It is considered as a historic monument and is also recognized as the ‘White Tower’. The entire tower is however, a complex structure comprising of several buildings. This place was previously known for great torture and misery. UNESCO has recently enlisted this place in its world heritage list.

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Blackberry 8310 Curve Review

January 30th, 2009

Today’s review article by Eru Chawla focuses on a relatively advanced type of mobile phone called the Blackberry 8310 Curve. It provides a variety of benefits for people in the business world such as immediate and reliable communication, Internet access, lightweight portability, and convenient multimedia data storage.

The Blackberry 8310 Curve is a basic requirement for business class customers. It presents a perfect blend of style and performance. In fact, you may also use this mobile phone as a compact computer. This version of Blackberry is truly eye catching. Designed with a great style and complimented with advanced features, the 8310 means immense convenience, especially to the people of the corporate world.

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Keys to Success in Blog Marketing

January 29th, 2009

wordpress-blog-marketing.jpgHere is another article in Colin Callahan’s series on blog marketing. So far I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of this author’s articles; they have required relatively little editing. This is good because it saves me lots of time to do what I am actually supposed to be doing, which is (surprise!) blog marketing. Don’t you just love when an article’s keywords work themselves seamlessly into your introductory paragraph? Yes, sometimes this Internet marketing blog thing can actually be enjoyable. Well, sort of…

If you own a blog and are planning on making any money from it, you will need to get involved in blog marketing. Although owning a blog is the only real requirement, you must be willing to learn and work hard. Basically anyone who has a minimal amount of internet knowledge and sales ability can market their blog so that it can generate a good amount of revenue. If you are ready to work hard and know how to blog already then you are at a huge advantage over those who are just beginning their blogging journey.

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Clickbank Surpasses One Million Checks Distributed

January 28th, 2009

clickbank-logo.gifReceiving a Clickbank check is one of the greatest pleasures in the life of an affiliate marketer. In the first newsletter of 2009, CEO Brad Wiskirchen confirms that the company sent out its one millionth check to a client near the end of 2008. He also mentioned that total payouts to clients surpassed the $1 billion mark during this period.

I suspected that this news was coming when I noticed that my last two checks from December sales had seven digits for the check numbers instead of the usual six. You can see what one of my earlier six-digit Clickbank checks looked like here. Meanwhile, the newsletter also includes some information about Clickbank’s noteworthy improvements and innovations introduced during the previous year as well as a useful tutorial on the Marketplace sort functions that may be helpful for beginner affiliates. Here is the full explanation:

Letter from the CEO

Looking back, 2008 was a year of significant growth and change for ClickBank. Despite the difficult economy we all experienced this year, ClickBank achieved double-digit growth and paid out more money than ever to our affiliates and publishers. In fact, we reached a couple of extremely exciting milestones in our history in 2008: our 1,000,000th check sent out to a client, and $1 billion paid out to our clients so far!

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Long Term Blog Success Strategies

January 27th, 2009

money-blogging-hub-pages.jpgThis article by Colin Callahan discusses some of the requirements for long term success in blogging, not the least of which is a large reserve of perseverance and a willingness to delay gratification until your blog’s cash flow shifts in your favor. So far my experience with this particular blog seems to confirm this, much to my chagrin.

Many people dream of working from home, and while it is difficult, it is not unattainable for someone with normal intellect, a strong work ethic, and a basic understanding of computers and blogging in general. Even though some find success, many find it too difficult and give up on the endeavor. When someone doesn’t find success, it is usually for one of two reasons. Sometimes blog owners expect their site to grow more quickly than it usually would, they think they’ll make more money than they actually do, and it is so disappointing that they choose to not continue blogging because its a waste of their time. The other thing that causes many bloggers to fail is a failure to develop a long-term plan. The key to profitable blogging is a willingness to develop a plan for the long term and stick to it through thick and thin.

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Melbourne, Australia Places of Interest

January 26th, 2009

melbourne-southbank-eureka_tower.jpgWhile we are in the middle of winter here in the USA, for places like Melbourne, Australia it is actually summer because of the difference in seasons between the northern and southern hemispheres. Melbourne also happens to be a famous city known for its robust economic expansion that began during the 1850s gold rush. Today it is still a major center of commercial activity and is now home to some 3.8 million people. This article by Eru Chawla details some of the city’s main points of interest for tourists and travelers.

Being ranked twice as the most lovable city of the world, there is nothing more that needs to be explained about the spirit of the city of Melbourne. It is Australia’s second largest city and main holiday destination here. As a result, it is frequented by innumerable visitors every year.

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Search Query Sunday, 49th Edition

January 25th, 2009

search-traffic-statistics-49.jpgSearch engine traffic continues to roll merrily along, including a record 30 visits on the keyword ‘karlonia’. This number surprised me somewhat because I haven’t been very active in the forums this past week, which is where the previously high numbers of searches seemed to be coming from. After looking at the other data, I also noticed that only one of the 30 visits was classified as a new visitor. This is unusual for Karlonia.com, where historically around 95% of the people who come in from search engines are “absolute uniques” who have never visited the site before.

Apparently we have a significant group of people who are beginning to visit this site on a regular basis and even seem to be (gasp!) reading the articles according to the “pages per visit” and “time on site” stats, but are still going through the search engines to find the site. Therefore, this is a good time to inform you that there are two other ways to return to this site which would almost certainly be faster for you. The first method is to simply bookmark the site in your browser, where you can return in a single click as long as you remember where you bookmarked it. The other is to subscribe to the RSS feed, where you can access the latest content in your favorite feed reader, by email, or even in your bookmarks, depending on which option you choose. You can subscribe to the RSS feed by clicking on either of the two orange chicklets on the sidebar to the right.

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Blog Monetization Suggestions

January 24th, 2009

blogging-to-the-bank-3.jpgThis article from one of our forum authors at DigitalPoint provides a general overview for how we can monetize our blogs. It does not get terribly specific about individual programs, but right now I am monetizing primarily with Clickbank (I just got another check from them today - yay!), Amazon, and AdSense. I am also experimenting with Chitika in the sidebar (this appears only for search engine visitors), and I have a few PayDotCom links scattered around. If you have any other blog monetization ideas that seem to be working for you, please feel free to mention these in the comment section. This is one area of my blogging strategy that I definitely need to bring up to speed.

When individuals are looking to profit from their blogs, they usually employ one of two different methods. The first and most common method involves selling advertising space and links in a blog to companies or other sites, based on the traffic the site receives. The other type of advertising on a blog is indirect advertising where a company uses the blog to show positive experiences with a certain brand or product. Whichever way the entrepreneur chooses, a lot of money can be made through blogs if the owner has a keen marketing sense.

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Where to Buy Apple iPod Classic 120 GB

January 23rd, 2009

If you are looking for where to buy an Apple iPod Classic 120 GB (6th Generation), you can do so from the image to the left. The silver version is currently in stock at Amazon, although there is also a black version available. You can save about $30 over the original list price and can save an additional $14 if you look in the “New & Used” section. Meanwhile, here is a review of this latest Apple iPod release from Eru Chawla.

Apple iPod Classic 120 GB Silver (6th Generation) – Your Musical Companion

The rage for digital media players, especially iPods has been on a constant rise among people during the past few years. The new Apple iPod Classic 120 GB Silver (6th Generation) is another introduction in the series of most coveted Apple iPods nowadays. This little digital wonder has a hard built body and is densely packed. Utmost reliability is almost guaranteed when you use this innovative Apple classic iPod.

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Harris Poll Online Surveys

January 22nd, 2009

If you’re looking to do some Harris Poll Online surveys for the possibility of cash or prizes, you can sign up with the company here:

Harris Poll Online

Registration is free, so there is no cost to join.

UPDATE 03/24/09: It looks like my link to Harris Poll is now redirecting to Ipsos I-Say; apparently the original company has made some changes to their campaign. You can still go ahead and sign up with Ipsos I-Say if you want, however. I have already checked them out and they seem to be legitimate.

Meanwhile, I have also found another paid survey lead that you can try. It’s called “Survey Adventure” and you can register for free after clicking through on the banner below. The only caveat is that they are only accepting signups from the USA.

Harris Interactive, the company that conducts the well-known Harris Poll, has been involved in telephone and Internet polling for over 25 years and is now the 13th largest market research firm in the world according to the Honomichl Global Top 25. Their online panel now includes over 6 million members in 145 countries around the world.

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Goa, India: Truly a Pearl of the Orient

January 21st, 2009

goa-india-mangeshi-temple.JPGYesterday I received this article on Goa, India from a new writer I have found named Eru Chawla. I recognized the name Goa as one of the major trading ports during the Age of Exploration and remember it being included in Uncharted Waters: New Horizons, one of my all-time favorite video games. Eru’s article gave me a chance to study a little more about Goa as a modern state. As you can see, it seems to be a fairly popular tourist destination, and is also the kind of place I might like to visit after I have sufficiently increased my income and saved up the required number of rupees.

Situated on the Indian western coast, Goa is an ultimate tourist destination that offers a versatile experience to its tourists. From reclining for a sunbath at the beachside to getting wild with adventurous water sports like snorkeling and kayaking, Goa has something in store for all kinds of travelers.

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