Saturday, 7 January 2017

Best Advertising opportunities for USA real estate service or product website

Zillow is of course one of the best place to advertise real estate related products or services. They have property listing from all over the country. They have different advertising options for agents, lenders, property managers and brand advertiser.
http://www.zillow.com/advertise/



BiggerPockets Forums is a great place to advertise your property related service. Real estate is a big industry. You have to visit the forum to see if the traffic is suitable for your product or service. The forum receives 1.9 million visitors per month. This is a massive audience and 89% of them are from USA. You have to sign up with them to see advertising options. They have many useful tools that a real estate professional can use. There are many calculator tools on their site.

With an average traffic visit of 21.6 million Redfin blog is a great choice to advertise any real estate related product or service. 97% of the traffic are from United States and they are all interested in real estate. I think this is an excellent place to lunch any product. They are currently accepting guest posts. Click here for more information. You can also sell a property with Redfin for 1% commission on sale price.


Realtor.com is one of the largest property related site in the USA with a traffic flow of over 50 millions in a two weeks period. 96.69% of the visitors are from the USA. Thousands of properties are sold by Realtor.com. They have a perfect audience to promote real estate related product or service.

Do you want to find more places to advertise? Do you have a product that you want to discuss? I can research the market and find best places to advertise your product. Please email me at inquiry.miah@gmail.com

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Few SEO Tools that will give you valuable metrics and knowledge about market and competition


SEMRush is my first choice to analyze a website. They have free limited use and paid versions. If you are an owner of an online business I recommend the paid subscription of SEMRush. It gives you so much information. You can search any keyword and see who is ranking in different countries. You can analyze a website in detail. So if you have a competitor who you want to find out, there is no alternative to what SEMRush can offer. You can see how many keywords and where a website is ranking. You will also be able to see all the paid advertising your competitor is running. This is a complete SEO tool. There are many more features to get you surprised.

 Majestic SEO is my second choice. You can check competitor's backlinks, anchor text and many other SEO factors that are very important. They have a free limited option and different price plans. Majestic SEO is very similar to SEMRush for basic uses. It becomes unique to individual needs of type of metrics.




WooRank is another great tool that gives you many insights to valuable metrics. You can analyse a website or keyword using their tool. Woorank gives a clear SEO picture of any website. You can also see a site's social media presence in the same report. If you check your website with Woorank, I am sure you will find some errors to fix. It shows you everything from on page to off page of a website. They have a free version which is limited. Their paid version is cheaper comparing to SEMRush and Majestic SEO.

 Personally, I would love to have paid subscriptions of all three tools. Because every tool has it's uniqueness that helps you calculate and plan your online marketing success.

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UNDERSTANDS CUSTOMER NEEDS

COMMUNICATES EFFECTIVELY

UNDERSTANDS THE ORGANIZATION'S FINANCIAL 

PERFORMANCE

MOTIVATES THE TEAM

TRACKS AND MEASURES STAFF PERFORMANCE

CREATES A POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

MAXIMIZES STAFF UTILIZATION 

DELEGATES

ENFORCES STANDARDS

INFUSES PRIDE IN ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES AND MISSION

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

What are the seven core functions of marketing?

Seven core functions of marketing are,

Distribution

Financing

Market Research



Pricing


Product and Service Management

Promotion

Selling

Business Funding, Small Business Loans for USA based Businesses

 SBA provides strategic and financial help to small businesses in the USA.  If you have a great plan you will definitely get help from them. “In the Small Business Act of July 30, 1953, Congress created the Small Business Administration, whose function is to "aid, counsel, assist and protect, insofar as is possible, the interests of small business concerns." The charter also stipulates that SBA would ensure small businesses a "fair proportion" of government contracts and sales of surplus property. Read the Small Business Act in full


You can get finance of $25,000 or more from Bank of America small business loan program. They need you to open a business checking account where the repayments will be debited from. Your business must be in operation for at least 2 years.  There is a finance fee of 0.5% of the amount financed. You will have to talk to them for APR. It’s based on your or business credit score. Banks tend to give low APR to accounts with high credit score.  
They have a great program to get quick finance for your business. Instead of one-time loans, Kabbage offers ongoing lines of credit up to $100,000. You can use any increment up to once per day. The interest rate is also reasonable. You can get a 6 month term loan of $30K and pay $3,000 in fees which I think better than many other loan providers. For a $30K loan your monthly repayments will be $5,900 for first two months and $5,300 for the rest 4 months. This program will benefit most for the people who are looking for working capital.


To apply for a business loan with OnDeck you must have minimum credit score of 600 and your business must be minimum 9 months old. Your business must generate $75,000 or more in annual sales. You will need to have a Personal guarantee and business lien. Repayments are weekly direct debit. Estimated APR is 14-40%.


Bluevine Capital Inc. is based in Redwood City, California. Their interest rate is a bit high. But they do have a good business reputation. So if you need quick money you can give them a go. They require a minimum credit score of 600 and the business must be 6 minimum 6 months old. Your yearly revenue must be at least $60K. A personal guarantee is required. 

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Top 100 World's Most Influential Technology Blogs of 2016

Here are the most influential top technology blogs of 2016. These technology blogs have received billions of page views over the years. Most of these tech blogs cover a wide range of tech topics.

1. CNET

2. T3.COM

3. TECHWORLD


4. ZATH

5. GIGAOM

6. TECHCRUNCH

7. TECHDIGEST 

8. GEEK

9. Cisco Retail Blog

10. WHICH?



11. Coolest Gadgets.com

12. The Networking Nerd

13. Small Biz Labs

14. Moving Packets

15. IT Pro Guru

16. The Red Ferret

17. Automated Home

18. A Think Tank of Softwarization

19. The Transformational CIO

20. Chaotic Flow

21. Stephenson blogs on Internet of Things

22. Future of CIO

23. CTO Vision

24. Cuddle Tech

25. iHeavy

26. DevOps Reactions

27. Standalone Sysadmin

28. Manufacturing Business Technology



29. Wahl Network

30. Geek Speak

31. Coolsmartphone

32. Mobile Industry Review

33. Girl About Tech

34. Enterprise Irregulars

35. Tao Security

36. PC ADVISOR

37. Dirk Riehle's blog about everything computer science, applied and more

38. TECHFRUIT

39. Rock Paper Shotgun

40. Kotaku UK

41. Geeky Gadgets

42. Tracy and Matt

43. ZDNet Mobile News Blog

44. Coding Horror

45. THE GUARDIAN / TECHNOLOGY

46. THE TELEGRAPH / TECHNOLOGY

47. COMPUTER WORLD

48. TRACY AND MATT

49. TECHNUTTY

50. ENGADGET

51. MOBILE FUN

52. KILLBILLER

53. KNOW YOUR MOBILE

54. KEN'S TECH TIPS

55. MOBILE TODAY

56. PHONEDOG

57. SHINY SHINY

58. CLOVE

59. PHONE LIMITED

60. TECHLOVER HD

61. ROW

62. MOBOT

63. Forrester Blog for CIOs

64. SportTechie

65. iPhone J.D.

66. The Droid Lawyer

67. I, Cringely

68. emtunc's Blog

69. Anoop’s

70. Mick's IT Blog

71. CTO/CIO Perspectives: Peter Kretzman

72. MSFT Scripting Guys

73. GFI Blog

74. Neville Hobson

75. Virtually Cloud 9

76. Yung Chou

77. Tech Bunny

78. Adam the Automator

79. Howfunky

80. Complete IT Professional

81. My Thoughts on IT

82. Krebs on Security

83. Data Center Knowledge

84. PwC Emerging Technology Blog

85. How-to Geek

86. Adventures in Automation

87. Slate

88. Manufacturing Business Technology

89. Digital Trends

90. Ubergizmo

91. New Atlas

92. Educational Technology Guy

93. The Global Small Business Blog

94. What’s Next Blog

95. Startup Professionals Musings

96. iGeeksBlog

97. Where It's AT

98. Timothy Buck

99. Down the Avenue

100. IT Business Edge

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Monday, 2 January 2017

How to use social media for offline small business marketing

What type of small business do you own? There are many ways to promote a small business using the social media sites depending on what kind of product or service you are offering. If you are an online business you already have a good idea about how to promote a small business using social media sites. But for the offline businesses we will discuss few markets that will give you a clear picture about how things work.

Local Shoe shop in East London

You have a great shoe store located in East London. Now you want people in your area to know about it. Here are the steps:

Create a website and a Facebook page
Upload your products (photo, description of each shoe)

Now I know it sounds like a lot of work. But if you want to get real attention of people you have to put some efforts to it. Here are the rest of the steps:

Create some special offer deals
Link all of your Facebook page posts to specific products on your website with detail information
Make sure on your Facebook page post, you invite people to visit your shop to buy the product
Boost post using Facebook advertising 
Use a budget of $200 to start with 
Select proper demographic option before making your ads live

Using the demographic option of Facebook you can chose to show the ads to the people who lives in East London. You can also add age, education, job, business owners, etc. It's ridiculously amazing how you can chose to reach the people you want in your own area. 



If you own a different business you can apply the same method of targeting. Just be creative with your products. For example, a restaurant owner can create a Facebook post with special offer of free starter with any main meal and dessert and show this post to everyone living in a specific area. This is much better than old school leaflet distribution. A very cost effective method to reach the maximum number of people in a short period of time. 

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