Small business information on adoption of e-business practices Comments http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog The Alberta E-Future Centre E- Business blog Tue, 16 Oct 2007 15:45:04 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=1.5.1.2 by: John Beauchamp http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=114#comment-8614 Tue, 19 Dec 2006 22:08:48 +0000 http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=114#comment-8614 Pings and trackbacks are different. A ping is really a technology where as a trackback is a way of communicating with other bloggers. A ping is signal sent from a blog to a server. For instance, when an author creates a new post, an update service will "ping" one or more servers indicating that the blog has new content. The servers could belong to a blog search engine or other related services. Trackbacks, also called pingbacks, is where one blogger indicates to another that they have created a post linking to the original blogger's content. This can also involve sending "pings", but the important element is a link between the two posts. Pings and trackbacks are different. A ping is really a technology where as a trackback is a way of communicating with other bloggers.

A ping is signal sent from a blog to a server. For instance, when an author creates a new post, an update service will “ping” one or more servers indicating that the blog has new content. The servers could belong to a blog search engine or other related services.

Trackbacks, also called pingbacks, is where one blogger indicates to another that they have created a post linking to the original blogger’s content. This can also involve sending “pings”, but the important element is a link between the two posts.

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by: Vash http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=114#comment-8609 Tue, 19 Dec 2006 21:38:59 +0000 http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=114#comment-8609 And "pings" are the same as "trackbacks"? And “pings” are the same as “trackbacks”? ]]> by: ~rick http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=140#comment-5738 Sat, 21 Oct 2006 18:43:16 +0000 http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=140#comment-5738 Thanks for the tips. I have just starting a marketing campaign for my new business ventures. By using a blogging approach to support a website(under construction), I am able to communicate the focus of the business and create buzz. In addition, I have found popular news aggregators such as Digg, and Reddit, as a good source for a psuedo press release approach. Thanks for the tips. I have just starting a marketing campaign for my new business ventures. By using a blogging approach to support a website(under construction), I am able to communicate the focus of the business and create buzz. In addition, I have found popular news aggregators such as Digg, and Reddit, as a good source for a psuedo press release approach. ]]> by: John Beauchamp http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=49#comment-3549 Wed, 06 Sep 2006 16:12:28 +0000 http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=49#comment-3549 Hello Kurt, Unfortunately, Google will probable protect that information as a trade secret, so we may never know exactly how Google indexes flash. However, if you look at the example below, you can see that Google is able to pull the text out of the flash file. <a href="http://www.internet-marketing-analysts.com/flash_sample.html" rel="nofollow" target=”blank">Example of a Flash file</a>. <a href="http://www.internet-marketing-analysts.com/extracted_text.html " rel="nofollow" target="blank">Example of the extracted text</a>. With that being said, I would still be wary of using flash in search engine optimization. To see some samples of implementing flash that is a bit more search engine friendly on your web site go <a href="http://www.mcanerin.com/EN/articles/flash-seo-01.asp" rel="nofollow" target="blank">here</a>. John Beauchamp The E-Future Centre Hello Kurt,

Unfortunately, Google will probable protect that information as a trade secret, so we may never know exactly how Google indexes flash. However, if you look at the example below, you can see that Google is able to pull the text out of the flash file.

Example of a Flash file.

Example of the extracted text.

With that being said, I would still be wary of using flash in search engine optimization. To see some samples of implementing flash that is a bit more search engine friendly on your web site go here.

John Beauchamp
The E-Future Centre

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by: Kurt Granroth http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=49#comment-3547 Wed, 06 Sep 2006 08:08:39 +0000 http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=49#comment-3547 can you tell me how the Search engines indexing Flash exactly? can you tell me how the Search engines indexing Flash exactly? ]]> by: WebtrafficJunkie http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=132#comment-3263 Wed, 23 Aug 2006 17:41:57 +0000 http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=132#comment-3263 This is a really awesome overview of the costs of owning a website. It is definitely informative and beneficial! This is a really awesome overview of the costs of owning a website. It is definitely informative and beneficial! ]]> by: Yuri http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=132#comment-2954 Wed, 09 Aug 2006 01:37:16 +0000 http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=132#comment-2954 Actually, there is a lot of more than simply setting up a website. You need to research the online competition, do keyword research, think of usability, promote your website. There can be a lot of money invested in a website (up to $10000, perhaps). But the key point is that the expenses (even if its 10k, which is a lot) is way way less than setting up a brick and mortar shop. Here is an article on what a <a href="http://www.myneatsite.com/blog/2006-06-23/investing-3000-in-a-small-business-website-what-exactly-to-do/" rel="nofollow">small business owner should invest his 3k when building a website</a> (a link to why a website has to cost 10k within). Actually, there is a lot of more than simply setting up a website.

You need to research the online competition, do keyword research, think of usability, promote your website. There can be a lot of money invested in a website (up to $10000, perhaps). But the key point is that the expenses (even if its 10k, which is a lot) is way way less than setting up a brick and mortar shop.

Here is an article on what a small business owner should invest his 3k when building a website (a link to why a website has to cost 10k within).

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by: Neil Twa’s Online Business Opportunities » Blog Archive » Does Every Business Need A Website? http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=132#comment-2917 Tue, 08 Aug 2006 15:43:45 +0000 http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=132#comment-2917 [...] ilder Does Every Business Need A Website? eFutureCentre: The short answer is no, not every business needs a website. However, the large majority [...] […] ilder

Does Every Business Need A Website?

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by: Yuri http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=115#comment-1579 Wed, 28 Jun 2006 10:42:16 +0000 http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=115#comment-1579 You may also find <a href="http://www.myneatsite.com/blog/2006-06-20/designing-easy-to-edit-websites/" rel="nofollow">an article</a> about designing easy to edit websites useful. You may also find an article about designing easy to edit websites useful. ]]> by: Frederic @ eBusiness Marketing Blog http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=114#comment-1057 Thu, 01 Jun 2006 22:30:06 +0000 http://www.e-future.ca/alberta/blog/?p=114#comment-1057 using Trackback is indeed an excellent way to attract readers to a blog... "If there is a blog that you refer to or quote and it is highly relevant to your subject, leave a track back. It increases your link popularity and may even score a few interested readers from the linked site." Read more at: http://ebusinesszoom.com/?p=88 using Trackback is indeed an excellent way to attract readers to a blog…

“If there is a blog that you refer to or quote and it is highly relevant to your subject, leave a track back. It increases your link popularity and may even score a few interested readers from the linked site.”

Read more at:
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