TOP 7 WAYS TO USE QR CODES IN YOUR BUSINESS

QR CODES

The use of QR codes has really taken off since the introduction of the Smartphone, making it easier for people to access business information without having to spend time manually entering it.

For those not familiar with QR codes, the QR code is a type of scanning code that can be read on mobile devices with a camera installed, and a QR code reader.

 

There are a number of great QR code readers available totally free on the iTunes store for the iPhone.

The way the QR code works is very simple:

You simply go to a website such as http://qrcode.kaywa.com
or search Google for ‘QR Code Generator”, and you will find sites that allow you to generate and download a QR code for free for your needs.

QR Codes can be set up to share your contact details, web address, physical business location or even links to your Twitter or Facebook pages.

But what many people are slowly learning is that QR codes can play a very important role in the marketing and promotion of your business, and there are ways many people may not have yet thought of.

Here are my top 7 ways QR Codes can be used:

Business Cards

Probably the most obvious way a QR code can be used is adding it to your business card, allowing people to simply scan your card to either add your contact detail to their contacts on their phone or just to access your website.

QR-CODES TOP 7 WAYS TO USE QR CODES IN YOUR BUSINESS

Real Estate
Real Estates are the perfect market to use QR codes, yet not many have caught on to this yet.

Most real estates have their properties listed online on their own website, or even a larger real estate directory such as RealEstate.com.au but unless you are visiting the website you don’t really know which properties are available, and the larger directories you might need to scroll for pages until you find the right property.

QR codes can make this much easier. For instance, if the Agent created a QR code for each of his properties and added them to his press ads o or flyers people can simply scan it and their phone can show them where the property is on the website or even on a Google Map.
Or better still, the Agent could add the QR code to his property signage and as people drive past to view the property they can scan the QR code, providing them with information of the property, even the inspection times and the Agent’s contact details, or just set it up to instantly phone the Agent!

Restaurants, Cafes & Hotels

Restaurants and Cafe’s can print a QR code on their menus, Napkins or drink coasters, which can provide the customer with access to their menu online, or just their contact details.
You could also set it up to link directly to their Facebook page, making it easy to share and like the establishment.

Markets

Even the small local markets can benefit from QR codes! Say for instance you are selling a necklace at the markets and the person loves it but may not have the money on them. Rather than lose a sale, you could have a QR code set up for the product so the buyer can scan it, taking them to your online store or even just to send you an email of interest on that particular product, allowing them to purchase it at a later time.

Social Media

Just about everyone now has a Facebook or Twitter account, but the only problem with social media sites such as Twitter or Youtube is that they have a static background that cannot be clicked. If you are receiving heavy traffic then this background area is prime marketing space. Adding a QR code can turn your static page into an active
link to your website, latest specials, etc.

An example of how this can work can be viewed here:
http://www.twitter.com/innercityhotels

Add your QR code to your Facebook profile page can do the same for you.

Press Advertising

Traditional press advertising is dead in terms of tracing its effectiveness. You really don’t know how many people even look at your ad or make a call to action if they did read it.

But if you were to add a QR code to your advertisement, especially a special offer, you could send the viewer to a specific page on your website which you can easily track through your website statistics, and monitor the success of your campaign easily.
This is also a handy way to grow your mailing list of subscribers, as you could easily direct them to an online form from their mobile device, capturing their details for future marketing.

Affiliate Marketing
If you sell other people’s products online you can ramp up your sales using QR codes, by adding them to anything…whether it is any of the things mentioned above, or to brochures, thirst, websites etc.

for instance, if you were an affiliate of iTunes or the App store, you can create the link to go directly to your affiliate link and then direct them automatically to the link in the iTunes store. You make a sale directly from the link! How easy is that!
This is just a few handy ways to use the QR code, but I am sure you can think of a bunch more once you start embracing them!

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The Importance of Keyword Density

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When it comes to ensuring success on the search engines there are many important ingredients that need to go into the development of your website.

Most people are familiar with ensuring your website is well keyworded, but many do not realize the importance of ‘keyword density‘.

Adding too many keywords can see your website blacklisted for spamming, while not having enough specific keywords may not be strong enough to get you to mention at all.

Often you will notice that the highest ranking websites under most general search terms are the larger directory-based websites, while the smaller individual business websites are often following.

One of the main reasons larger websites outrank sites this way is due to the Keyword Density.

Keyword Density is quite simple to master when you know how it works…
Basically, Keyword Density is the density of the priority keywords throughout the entire website. So for instance, if you only have a three-page website, then to get a high density you would need to use the main priority keywords that you would like to be found in the search engines very heavily throughout those three pages. The problem with this is that if you use the keyword too much you could be blacklisted!

But using the same keywords throughout a website with more pages provides a higher keyword density without overly using those keywords on each page, and the beauty of a larger website is that you can also use additional priority keywords throughout the website as well, so you have a multitude of popular search phrases throughout the website.

Where I live here on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, the main business trade is holiday accommodation. Being a very competitive market it is obviously important to ensure the accommodation websites that make it to the top have the best keyword density.

keyword-density The Importance of Keyword Density

Having built a large number of Sunshine Coast accommodation websites over the past years, it was always a challenge to ensure they outrank their competitors, but with a good basic knowledge of how to correctly use keywords and keyword density, it becomes quite easy once you know the correct technique.

However, there are many Sunshine Coast accommodation websites lately that are integrating the booking systems of other websites into their website’s navigation, which in theory makes it easier for them to accept bookings online. However, the negative reaction by the search engines from this is that they are immediately diluting the keyword density of their own website and substituting it with the linked keywords that are found on the other website that is now integrated into their navigation. This means that if the linked website contains unrelated keywords, such as other accommodation locations (for instance, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, etc) then their density for Sunshine Coast accommodation immediately drops greatly, sending them sliding backward down the search engine rankings ladder. Even worse, if there are replacing their own navigation with links to pages from another website then the results can be catastrophic, as the most important content of most websites, from a search engine’s perspective, is found in the top area of your web pages.

To check your own keyword density of your website I recommend a software package called Web CEO. Web CEO software allows you to review your keyword density yourself (as well as your competitors!) and allows you to change your density live yourself very easily. It will also show you if any websites directly linked to your navigation are damaging your keyword density or search engine listings.
Check out the software online at http://www.webceo.com

Using some basic techniques and knowledge of Keyword Density can get your website to the top spots in the search engines!

For a free Keyword Density report of your own website (or your competitors!) visit http://www.devision.com.au

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How to Make Money With Your Blog

Yes, it is very much possible for you to start earning large incomes online from your blog just like I do. You might want to say is Making money Online a reality, well, I do not know any other way to prove this to you. You can start earning money instantly online from your little knowledge of blogging.

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All you need do is start up a blog. If you are reading this post, I guess you must know what a blog is or even own one, and that’s the reason you are here to learn ways to make money blogging.

I’ll give you 4 ways you can implement to make huge sums online earning from home.

1. Advertising

Most bloggers make money with their blogs online using this mean. What you have to do to start making money online with your blog through this means is to place some ads onto your blog and at positions of your choice where your visitors can easily click on them.

There are many advertising companies on the internet that pay you for helping promote their clients or products and you become their publisher. You need to simply register with such networks and place their code on your blog so that you will be supplied with ads. Examples are Google Adsense.com, chitika.com, adbrite.com, bidvertiser.com, and many others. Their ads are majorly based on PPC and PPM basis and you are paid really well if you can drive traffic to your blog.

Some people might not like this means of advertising for such companies so as to Make Money Online, then you can contact advertisers directly and they pay you for your services of advertising their products on your blog.

2. Affiliate Programs

The affiliate program is one of the ways bloggers make money online. All you have to do is place a link to a product of your affiliate company and once any visitor to your blog follows the link and buys any product, you are given a commission from the sales. Isn’t it great?
Some of the affiliate networks you can partner with are Amazon.com, Cj.com, Clickbank.com, Ebay.com.

3. Sell Your Own Product & Services

You too could be creative, write stuff which you think people need, convert them into ebooks and make sales online in order to Make Money Online from your blog traffic. You could render tech services, design websites for people, sale WordPress themes and lots more.

This is just a glimpse to How to make money online with your blog. I would always teach more ways to make money online, just bookmark us and keep coming back.

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Optimizing your Blog and Website for Bing Search

These days, everyone needs traffic to their websites or blog in order to start earning huge income online. And for this to be possible, it is very much necessary to optimize your blog or website for search engines. Search engines play a very major role for bloggers because they turn in huge traffic for webmasters who make use of the Search Engine Optimization tips thus increasing your revenue.

This post would be aimed at teaching you how to optimize your blog or website for the Bing search engine. Read on these tips, apply them and watch your ranking on the Bing Search eb=ngine increase.

1. The older, the better: Just like Google Search, the Bing Search Engine respects old domain names, the older, the better your search result ranking gets, as long as your SEO techniques are right.

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2. Titles are important: Your titles should contain lots of your keywords because Bing places more emphasis on their titles, this is unlike Google.

3. The text is terrific: The higher your words per post, the higher your ranking on this search engine.

4. Outbound links are OK:. It came to my notice that outbound links are OK with the Bing Search, but this is kinda risky because Google frowns at this, be careful how you make use of this in order for you to retain your search result ranking on GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS.

I hope this SEO tip helps.

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How To Increase Traffic To Your Blog

Every blogger wishes to drive that insane traffic to their blog. They might have different reasons why they need to increase traffic to their blogs, but it all points to the simple fact that if you wish to become a successful blogger, you definitely need the traffic to crave a name for yourself and also make money off your blogging career. Here are simple tips you can implement and start getting the website traffic you’ve always longed for instantly, and most of all, for free.
Increase-Blog-Traffic How To Increase Traffic To Your Blog

1. Target an Audience that would share your Content

I always love to remind most bloggers concerning this, once you can write good articles, you can make use of commenting on other top blogs, promoting the post using hashtags on Twitter, asking your friends in the same niche to help you share the article on their various networks. Your post might go viral, gaining shares by lots of people thereby, in turn, driving traffic to your blog.

2. Make Use Of Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, StumbleUpon

Social Networks are a great way to increase traffic or promote your blog. One thing about social networks is that they are free to join. Join at least this ones listed above, ask people to follow you and you also follow them too, join facebook groups related to your niche, make use of Twitter, hashtags, stumble and plus +1 your articles. This is one of the effective ways I drive traffic to my blog.

3. Optimize Your Blog to be SEO Friendly

Search Engine Optimization is a must do a thing and should be at the top of your priority as a blogger. Study what your competitors are doing to rank well on Search Engines, find out where they have their backlinks, implement their strategies and one thing more, outdo what they’ve done and you would rank higher than they do. Search Engines generate a lot of free traffic once you can optimize your blog content.

4. Join Communities where your target audience meet

Join Forums, Communities and other places where you know your audience meet. Try helping them in solving their questions, this would make them trust you. Then you can link back to articles on your blog and they would be grateful you did. People who you’ve helped can, in turn, become your top visitors and subscribers to your blog.

5. Pay Attention to your Analytics and Stats

You can try out using Google Analytics, it works great for analyzing traffic to your blog. Find out searches that brought traffic from search engines to your blog, then write nice contents concerning the keyword, make keyword researches and you would in less than no time capture more traffic to your blog.

These are the Ways to Increase Traffic To Your Blog Instantly. Try them out.

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