Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Best Wishes

This is not my most active of blogs, so I am grateful for the visitors that pass this way and wanted to take the opportunity to wish you a happy New Year. This was the first blog that I ever started, I now have 5 on the go and another one under wraps...
In the time I have been blogging (2 years) this is my 159th post on this blog and my 948th post in total. Not all of them have been informative, but some have...hopefully. Not all of them have been heartfelt, but many of them have earned me a few dollars here and there. My experience has in all been very positive and I hope to continue for some time to come.
Happy New Year

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Survey on movies

With the current trend for downloading movies onto something smaller than a pencil case, this survey wants to know about the movies and movie-stars that you love and wonders whether you would download them....
(also pays for participation...!)

Thursday, 30 October 2008

New SEO tricks (new to me anyway)

"There is nothing new under the sun" is one of my favourite sayings, but I am going to gamble that there are sufficient people around who may not have come across these specific search operands, I only came across them the other day:
When researching keywords hoping to maximise the keyword placing on your site, how useful would it be to know:
  1. those web pages that have title tags containing your search term
  2. those pages whose backlink anchor-text includes your search term
Well those searches can be done using the Google search operands allintitle and allinanchor, in the following formats:
[no space between the colon and the keywords.]
Open up a google search and try this for some of your search terms and see what you come up with - all this helps to focus on the keywords that visitors might use and your competitiors have not yet latched onto. The way I would be using this is to see if I could exploit the terms that return fewer results.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Making a Favicon

I may have covered this subject before, but here is how I made my favicon for this blogspot blog:

1. First you will need to find a strong image that is going to be recognisable at 16pixels x 16pixels - you may actually be surprised at how much detail the human eye can see in such a small picture. Martin Lewis of actually has his photograph as a favicon...
So you have your picture - I can often be found searching for images using Google image search and then editing the picture beyond all recognition using 'Fireworks'...
Some cropping and colorizing may be required, but the final step will be to shrink that sucker right down to 16x16 and export it as a 'gif' file.

2. The next step you will need to take is to get the thing uploaded somewhere - can be anywhere as long as it has a unique URL... FTP the file to a site that you have control of or host it with a free image hosting service.

3. The final step is then to get some HTML into your template, this code can be used within the HTML of a normal website or a blog if you have access to edit the HTML. This should go somewhere before the /HEAD tag (end of head section), and should look something like this:
The red part is the URL of my icon (called 'hammer.gif'), this section in your code is the complete address of your icon including the 'gif' file extension. I have used this on a number of different platforms and it seems to work on all of them. Normally you can just leave a 16x16 gif file entitled 'favicon.ico' in the root of your website (assuming you can use FTP) and that will automatically become your favicon for the entire site. This little bit of HTML code gives you the freedom to place your favicon file anywhere and even have different favicons on different pages or sub-sections of your website.
If you copy this code letter-for letter into your site, my hammer motif will become your favicon, changing the red part allows you to pick any image on the web (limited to files of 16x16pixels...)

Monday, 27 October 2008

Website building resource

I have done a little work on this blog today I was fed up with the blogger 'favicon' so I changed it for a hammer to illustrate 'website building'. I came up with a new banner too incorporating the same hammer motif. I thought it would be interesting to use exactly the same title as the default 'blogspot' banner for this template, but to introduce the motif into the design. So it's 'off the shelf' blogger template, but with a twist...
In keeping with the intention to provide information about website building, I am going to provide a link to the 'website building' section of Livewyre.NET. This takes you through many of the steps you will need to consider if you intend to build a site of your own.
In the next post I will give some pointers as to how you can have your own favicon, even on blogger blog or a site that doesn't allow you to FTP an 'ico' file.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Survey on back up...

The latest survey from dNeero can be seen below, if you would like to get paid for doing surveys, click on the widget and get involved!
This survey is all about backing up the files from your PC which is an absolute 'must do' for anyone using a PC nowadays. I use a 250GB external hard drive, but will soon need to get something bigger...
I have suffered the failure of two motherboards on the PC I am using today, all in the space of about 18 months.... Although the latest failure didn't affect my hard-drives or my operating system at all, I was able to carry on working using a different PC having access to all the same data whilst the MOBO was being replaced.

Saturday, 11 October 2008


I needed a domain to use as a main website for a platform for future projects. I decided to develop a site at which was based loosely on the content of livewyre.blogspot.
I have taken the themes of make money online, website monetisation, SEO techniques etc.. and created a site around these topics. I have managed to persuade a couple of collaborators to join me and add their own content, allowing them to monetise their own pages.
The intention is to develop this into a large internet resource and there is plenty of content there at the moment, but there is a great deal of information which needs to be added at some future point.
I have added a number of affiliate adverts to this site to test their viability, and hope to be able to develop this site in the near future to it's full potential.

Friday, 10 October 2008


My second-ever excursion into blogging was Munny4Hunny which started as an investigation into whether money could be made from paid posting. This has been through many different phases, and has experienced some PR fluctuations.
Currently on a PR of 0, it has been anything from PR1 to PR4 and gets a small amount of traffic with a decent amount of subscribers.
PayPerPost has recently dropped my Munny4Hunny blog because of the paid-posting to non-paid posting ratio. I have recently started doing posts for PayU2blog and they tend to send a lot of opps (paid posting opportunities) . PayU2blog do not mind about paid to unpaid ratio and it is generally fairly easy to meet their requirements.
The best I managed to get was about $300 for a months paid blogging, but this is not so easily obtainable since Google clamped down on Pagerank. Currently monthly income for blogging alone is around $100 a month.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

The Credit Cruncher

This Credit Crunch blog is my proudest blogging achievement so far, I have used the extent of my blogspot knowledge to customise this template as far as I can. Many of the usual blogspot traits have been removed including the post dates and 'posted by' labels etc.. I have added some neat 'digg' and 'stumble upon' widgets - in fact this blog opened my eyes to the power of stumble upon. This blog has had a custom-made header provided by an internet associate which has meant that I haven't had to rely on my own questionable design skills.
The blog gets plenty of traffic compared with some of my other projects, is a PR2 and actually yields some adsense earnings, so as far as niche blogging goes, it has proved reasonably profitable. Inspiration for posts comes from the news every day so there is no shortage of subject matter. My schooling has included a certain amount of economics which has helped to provide some background information.
I have tried to keep a consistent design policy and have used linking at the bottom of each post to try to link the whole 'site' together. My philosophy has been to attempt to create a blog that looked more like a website and to give it quality content. I tend to use forum posting to drive traffic to the blog as questions about the credit crunch are reasonably common.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Really Traveling blog

This Travel Blog was inspired by all the photo's that I had from various trips abroad. Once this particular resource was exhausted (my travels have been curtailed by financial restraints in recent years..!), the emphasis switched to travel news. This has proved a suitable niche for paid posting and some text-link monetisation. I have been able to exchange links with other sites within the same niche with some ease usually from site visitors.
I have found it relatively easy to gear paid posts to this niche and find a way of making them look (almost) on topic in most cases. I have found some resources that keep me inspired with new subjects to post topics on and that allows me to keep the paid post to non-paid post ratio at a reasonable level. This blog currently has a PR of 2 and a small but growing amount of regular subscribers.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

World of Beckam

My Beckham News blog is on a blogspot domain, this was my first venture into niche blogging, but was not successful enough to merit purchasing a domain. I experimented with monetising ideas, but my overall conclusion is that there is too much competition in this particular niche. I was not prepared to open up the niche to include gossip rather than soccer content, hence it does not really get as much traffic as I had hoped.
Having said that, the blog has some subscribers and is maintained out of interest rather than out of profitability... I have used this blog to help develop some techniques, I was offered help by a banner designer who was interested in the content. This designer went on to design a banner for this blog and also one of my other blogs.
Sport is one of those topics which also allows you to monetise on text-links, the blog currently has a PR of 1 and could probably be developed with more inbound links.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Livewyre Update

Things don't stay static for very long in the world of the internet and in blogging in particular. This was my first blog and I now have five of them, all hosted by blogger, but three of the others have their own dot com domain names.
I started this blog to promote and talk about the website that I originally had for converting cassettes into CD's. That website is still running, and I now run a second website which is really an extension of this blog formulated into a proper site on it's own domain.
I have learned a lot since I started this blog and am hopefully a bit better at blogging and particularly at monetising... Over the next few posts, I am going to shamelessly plug my own sites for three reasons:
  1. To get some current content on this blog
  2. To provide links to my other projects
  3. To update any visitors to this site so that they will be aware of where the 'Livewyre' world is now at...
Hopefully anybody reading the next few posts will be able to see how much I have learned particularly when you contrast this blog with my latest offerings... I can tell you that I have found a way of blogging that is able to provide a reasonable return from Adsense. This flies in the face of advice that I have given that implies that it is very difficult to make any Adsense from a blog at all... Finding a niche is the key, and this is not something that can easily be done time and time again...

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Surveys for making money online

I have probably been investigating making money online for about two years now, around the time that I started this blog in fact.
Originally I was interested in offering a service converting cassettes to CD's which is still active today, I started blogging in order to create some backlinks to my cassette to CD website. I then got interested in paid blogging and this was briefly very successful before Google stepped in to remove PR from blogs that engaged in providing paid links (what do they think directories do?).

Paid posting alone could net you a several hundred dollars a month in those days, but those that were doing paid posting are now forced to diversify. I have never been keen on 'paid to click' or paid to read' programs as I can't see any real benefit IE.. I wouldn't feel like I was contributing anything for the payment (also the pay sucks...). So my second stream has been paid surveys and I will talk through the schemes that I use or have used and rate them according to my experiences:

Ciao (rated 3/10)- I used to do these surveys and cashed out twice, but I became frustrated by the amount of times I would spend more than ten minutes on a survey only to find I was not eligible for the survey and would not get paid... The annoying thing was that it was always the same type of questions and if they paid any attention to my profile they would know full well that I would not be eligible for the survey - enough about them, I dumped 'em and will not be going back!

PureProfile (rated 7/10) - much better system where you get paid for filling out certain parts of your profile to start with and they use this data to filter the surveys you are sent. Not only this but they pay you a small amount even if you turn out not to be eligible to complete the survey. It may take me a while to reach payout, but the process is painless, no problems so far with PureProfile. My second favourite service at the moment.

dNeero (rated 8/10) - this is a great scheme and likely to payout quicker than other schemes. the surveys are always short and easy to complete occasionally requiring you to sign up for something, but nothing too onerous. They pay you a set fee for the short survey, then you can earn more by posting the survey widget on a blog based on the traffic it receives. Not only that, but you get paid a percentage of the earnings of your referrals. You get a referral when someone joins after clicking on a survey widget on your blog... like the one in the post below this one.. I think it will not be too much longer before I reach payout on this one. Two or three tier referrals are available I think which is a nice passive earner if you can get some fairly active ones...

YouGov (rated 6/10)- The lastest scheme have tried... Like Pureprofile, they pay a small amount regardless of whether you are eligible for the survey and mostly they send surveys which are geared to your profile. Like PureProfile, I think it will take me a quite while to get to payout (hence the lower score), but I have had no problem with this scheme so far...

Friday, 29 August 2008

get paid for surveys

dNeero surveys pay you for taking part in their simple surveys, you can earn more by placing the survey widgets with your answers on your blog....
watch this space for more about paying surveys soon...

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Car Hire for you

Wherever you plan to visit in the world Car hire Direct has a deal for you. Any type of car from a small car to a people carrier from the UK to Europe and the US. Instead of traipsing through all the individual car hire companies, you can compare the prices on one site with Car Hire Direct - They can get cars for you from all the major hire companies so there is no risk involved. Whatever your requirements, try out Car Hire Direct for a competitive hire quote for every destination.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Citizenship survey

dNeero surveys are fun and easy to do, and you can earn a few cents doing them, and then a few more cents by blogging them too.
the latest one I have done is about US citizenship as viewed by Non-US citizens. Why not join the conversation?

Friday, 4 July 2008

Domain names

I have bought several domain names this year and one of the frustrating things about starting a new website is the 'sandbox' factor where Google does not attribute any pagerank to the site for several months until it can judge that the domain is being used properly.
Hence many people will pay higher prices for aged domains especially where they already have a good pagerank.
I came across an SEO website today which has a very well-written article about how important the age of a domain is, and the age of it's content and links in SEO terms.
The author of this site, Stephen shares a lot of his SEO knowledge with his visitors and offers a good deal of sound advice.
You would be well-advised to spend some time looking around his SEO website and picking up some hints and tips that you can use to promote our own site.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Free RSS widget

I recently needed to display an RSS feed of a forum on a website, so Googled for 'free RSS widget', up popped Feedflash. The widget is customisable for size and colours, and the widget-making page will even locate your RSS feed from just the URL of the site...
I have since created another three of these on separate blogs, each one promoting another one of my blogs. My thinking is that maybe the readers from one blog might be attracted by the stories on one of my other blogs...
I recently started a new site called TheCreditCruncher, here are the latest stories displayed using Feedflash:

So far, there are just a few posts published, but I have a couple more articles to be added this week, and should have no trouble adding to the content. I have customised the colours to match this blog and have widened the standard widget, this can all be done very easily - why not try it?

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Make money online

So a few years on from the start of my first steps as an internet entrepreneur (!!) what have I learned? Has it been worthwhile? and more importantly: Is it possible to make money online?
I think I was always skeptical about how much could be made online, and was pleasantly surprised to discover that you can make a bit without selling your soul entirely... I run a service that ONLY has a presence online and am happy to report that I have been reasonably successful making a little money with that service. I really started blogging to promote this service and talk about my experiences creating a website.
I moved on then to create some more blogs, and then some more blogs as I started to examine the earning potential of different niches. Earnings from these have come in the form of sponsored posts and both static and dynamic adverts. Success rates with these methods vary according to the popularity of the site, the 'quality' of the content and especially with PageRank.
I get a certain amount of revenue for context-sensitive ads (say around $50pm), and an amount for fixed ads (around $45pm). Sponsored blog posts vary a lot for me, but have averaged about $150pm lately. I figure that means that with my experience and a few hours a week bashing at a keyboard, I can earn around $250pm if we take into account some text-link sales here and there..
Add this to the revenue that my website brings in and it is enough to stave off the worst effects of the credit crunch. I know of people who spend full-time hours with online earnings and the general conclusion would have to be that there is often no one single thing that is a big earner, but combining several different sources can provide earnings equivalent to a wage if you are prepared to put the hours in.
My resources are mostly contained in the following links:
The TurnOnePoundIntoOneMillion blog (Rachel makes a decent income from online earnings), and the online earnings pages at which helps to sort out the scams from the real proven earners.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

What happens if you lose PR?

The perceived 'value' of your site goes down, but that is because many, many people (too many people) use PR as an indication of value - I think the smarter people will start to look at traffic figures and readership as an indication of value.

I believe in the long run, your content is the most important element, and the less relevant PR becomes, the less people will use it as an indication of value.

I think what is happening now is that bloggers must rethink whether they are looking for traffic or monetisation, Google is making it difficult to achieve both, if you want Google's SERP you have to bow to their rules. However this is not the only means of getting traffic. If you don't require traffic from Google, then SEO does not matter THAT much.
If you are totally traffic-oriented then you must be absolutely topical or mine a niche very thoroughly.
I have made a post on my main blog which examines closely the effect of losing PageRank on a website, I have looked at the statistics to work out if the PR drop (unjustified as far as I can see since the site in question does not pay for links at all) from a PR of 3 at the start of the year to a PR of 0 right now...

I have two blogs with which I have been more SEO conscious and these are designed around two niche areas. Of these sites, one has a PR of 2, and the other one is yet to be ranked. For these, I will be very careful about the content ensuring that posts are strictly in line with the niche, and careful about how I link to other sites, only choosing on-topic links. This will enable me to do very specific on-topic paid blog posts, and also sell text-links to on-topic sites. This is the more subtle paid-blogging which will replace the more blatant forms that we have become accustomed to.

The reason for this careful behaviour is that for these sites, I will require Google to send me traffic organically, one in particular reports on current events, and will frequently attract search engine traffic. This is not true of all blogs, and the key is deciding whether you need to model your blog along PR lines, or whether you can afford to ignore PR and plough your own furrow. Remember PR is not directly linked to traffic, it is only linked to traffic from search engines.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Survey on Celebrities in Politics

The latest dNeero survey concentrates on the hotting up of the US Presidential election race. The survey is concerned with the celebrity endorsements of specific candidates. Does it help?, does is hinder?, can it even do the celebrity some harm??

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Google polices the internet

I was using my Google webmaster tools today when I noticed a link that I have not seen before 'report paid links' is what it said (I'm not sure if this link will work if you don't have a webmaster tools account - but if you don't - get one!!). Curious I clicked on it and there is a form giving me the opportunity to 'snitch' on someone who uses paid links to gain PageRank.
This is a fantastic way to destroy the effectiveness of your competitors websites!! (this comment loaded with ironic sarcasm - I'm not sure that there is an emoticon for that!). Personally I don't pay for links to my main website although I have linked from wherever I can including my own blogs, yet mysteriously my PR dropped from 3 to 2 and then 0 recently. (Not a blog, but a 'proper' website offering genuine information and a service to my clients). Have I been targetted by a competitor?? I was getting good search results for keywords, so maybe I have? I think that PR changes lately are all related to perceived paid linking, so it does seem a bit odd that this site with good stable content (and no paid links) has suddenly dropped PageRank completely - and I don't suppose there is any point in me complaining to the big G!!

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Pesquisando por papel de parede?

Um portal interessante que nós pesquisamos é o, um site legal para encontrar informação sobre papel de parede. Todos os dados que você tem que ver sobre Papel de Parede voce pode achar neste blog , que publica textos atualizados diaramente sobre Wallpaper e fornece novidades para papel de parede. Encontrar informação a respeito de papel de parede pode ser às vezes difícil de encontrar na internet uma vez que nem todos os websites abordam temas como esses Wallpaper. Você pode procurar mais e registre-se no RSS para ter mais novidades Papel de Parede. Faça comentários a respeito do que você leu neste blog, desde que seja sobre Wallpaper. Por Final, queremos dizer que o é um site completo que vale a pena a todos que se identificam com papel de parede.

Vocé também pode se interessar por um outro site que fala sobre papel de parede, que e sobre Crachas!

Procure também em outro portal sobre Wallpaper que pode ser bom também Cartao de Visita.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Regular updating

Updating has become easier with the new blogger 'future post' facility, and I will be taking full advantage of the function. Having said that I am currently managing two web-sites and four blogs with varying degrees of success despite (apparently) being employed full-time. I have other projects that I would like to get off the ground, but in order to do that I would have to prune some activity somewhere.
Future posts will help to be able to make a raft of posts and then have them published automatically at a chosen time on a chosen date without having to visit the blogger dashboard. I certainly plan to take full advantage and use every means I can to keep juggling all the sites that I manage.

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Extra money in your pocket

A rebate is on it's way into the pocket of millions of Americans, whilst some Britons are feeling the benefit of the '10p tax' issue, others (notably the worse off) will be suffering. If you have some extra money to spend, on what do you spend it?

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Who are you?

Latest survey on identity from dNeero.
This is concerned with the concept of identity, which is a crucial element of blog and website promotion as your readers/viewers/visitors may identify with the personality, stance or concepts put forward.

Monday, 5 May 2008


There is so much activity with sites and blogs losing PR lately that it is becoming very difficult to know what is acceptable to Google in recent times. I am sure that all the recent changes are to 'punish' those who Google think are paying for links. This could have a profound effect on the blogging world and those who have sought to 'exploit' the blogging phenomenon to place adverts either subtly or blatantly. It also surely has an effect on ANY web advertising. There are countless legitimate industry 'portal' sites that obviously accept adverts and obviously charge for the privilege - in many cases these sites are run by industry magazine publishers familiar with the concept of paid advertising. Will Google then slap all of these portals and all of those traders who advertise with them?
Where does this end?
Sadly, this ends with Google losing it's business model in a monopoly row - I say sadly because Google has been a fantastic model of what can be achieved with the world-wide web, but you can't allow one commercial enterprise that has it's fingers in the pie of web advertising (Adwords and Adsense) to regulate the traffic that may be driven to competitor websites. Google is too successful with it's search engine to allow it to manipulate search results with the objective of devaluing web advertising when Google itself promotes it's own web advertising products.
With the speed of change that the internet brings, I will be surprised if this is allowed to continue for much more than another twelve months.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Surveys for charity

In case I didn't mention this before, dNeero surveys actually offer you the chance to donate some of your earnings to charity each time you take a survey. The trouble is that less people are doing this now. The survey below asks why, I believe that with the growing credit crunch, people are more desperate than ever for extra income. For myself, I think once I have been paid out for the first time, I will donate money from the very next survey...

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Travel Blog

Traveling is one of my favourite pastimes, though with things being tight financially, it has been a few years since I have been able to grab my passport and head out into the world. You can read about my travels in my new blog 'Really Traveling'. I have employed my experience thus far to create a fresh new blog which I hope will be a vehicle for building traffic and furthering my blogging experiments and experience. Please take a look and leave a (do-follow) comment or even 'digg' a story for me. Thanks

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Procurando informação sobre suplemento alimentar?

Um site interessante que nós visitamos hoje é o, uma ótima fonte de informação sobre suplemento alimentar. Todos os dados que você tem que ver sobre suplemento alimentar voce pode achar neste blog , que oferece artigos diários a respeito de Suplemento Alimentar e fornece novidades para suplemento alimentar. Dados sobre suplemento alimentar na internet é complicado uma vez que nem todos os websites abordam temas como esses Suplemento Alimentar. Encontre mais e registre-se no RSS para obter notícias novas suplemento alimentar. Faça comentários a respeito do que você leu neste blog, sobre o tema de Suplemento Alimentar. Finalmente, nós insistimos em dizer que o é um site completo que vale a pena a todos as pessoas que querem saber mais sobre suplemento alimentar.

Você pode igualmente gostar de outro portal que publica informação de suplemento alimentar, que e sobre Conscurso!

Faça uma pesquisa noutro site sobre Suplemento Alimentar que pode ser bom também Seguros de Vidas.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Join a forum

One of the most effective ways to learn about internet marketing, SEO or any subject you could possibly choose is to join an online forum. There are forums covering every subject you could possible be interested in for music to photography, soccer to swingball... Someone somewhere will have started a forum that covers your subject.
There are many reasons to join including the learning experience, and the social aspects, but also the opportunity to post links to your sites and build up visitor stats.
I have joined a few forums recently, some of them niche, but one in particular is a general forum as much for social reasons as for advice or help. I have been a member of mmmtalk forum for a while now, and it is the forum on which I am most active, most of the members and admin are involved in work at home schemes. If you are not a member of any forums, mmmtalk is a great forum to get started with, and if you are a member of niche forums, consider joining mmmtalk if only to meet a sociable bunch of people who are interested in seeing your work and visiting your site.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Buscando mais sobre seguro vida?

Um site interessante que nós pesquisamos é o, um site legal para encontrar informação sobre seguro vida. Tudo que você precisa saber sobre seguro vida voce pode achar neste blog , que publica textos atualizados diaramente sobre Seguros de Vidas e fornece novidades para seguro vida. Dados sobre seguro vida na internet é complicado uma vez que nem todos os websites abordam temas como esses Seguros de Vidas. Você pode procurar mais e acompanhe as notícias diariamente para obter notícias novas seguro vida. Pode deixar comentários sobre os artigos, sobre o tema de Seguros de Vidas. Por Final, queremos dizer que o é um portal essencial e achamos que você deve divulgá-lo a todos que se interessam por seguro vida.

Entre também em outro portal que publica informação de seguro vida, que e sobre Franquias!

Você também pode dar uma olhada em outro blog relacionado com Seguros de Vidas que pode ser bom também Suplemento Alimentar.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Many families plan to step down from the property ladder

According to a recent report many families in the UK are doing the opposite of what many first time buyers have been trying to do for many years – taking a step down from the property ladder. It is thought that those expressing an interest in doing this are hoping to sell their homes before property prices fall too much, and are then planning to rent a home until property prices fall low enough for them to purchase another home at an affordable price.

In a recent survey around 18% of those planning to sell up said that they were thinking about moving into rented accommodation for a while so that they could see what happened with house prices before they purchased again, and hopefully would be able to buy at a much lower price. There have been a number of house price falls over recent months, and a recent report indicated that house price growth had fallen to its lowest level in twelve years.

One of the main reasons for these moves has been the arrival of the worldwide credit crucnh affecting the ability to get a mortgage and the general cutback of loans.

However, industry expert warned that those hoping to sell high and buy low needed to be cautious, stating: 'It's a dangerous game to speculate on the property market with your own home and is not for the faint-hearted. The average property has to fall around 7% in value before you even break even once you take all the costs of selling, moving and then buying again into account. Stamp duty is the biggest cost. For people in more expensive homes, the market has to fall further still - nearer 8%. So you need the market to drop a very long way before this starts to look like an attractive prospect.'

Survey on card games

Now I am definitely no gambler, I don't work hard to make money just to throw it all away on a game of chance.. I used to play slot machines quite a bit and thankfully learned my lesson about gambling young. The great thing about dNeero surveys is that they pay you for your opinion whatever it is - unlike other surveys who only want to pay you if you fit their profile.
Here's the latest one on card games....

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Website Review : Scrap Therapy

If you are looking for scrapbook supplies Canada then Scrapbook Therapy is a website which will help you. They sell a huge range of scrapbook supplies and are based in Canada. They have everything you could need from albums and paper, to pens, stamps and stickers. They also have embellishments, brads and cutting tools. They even have books and magazines so you can learn all about the craft and get new ideas for designs. You can get further ideas for designs by looking at their gallery section which has many examples of scrapbook pages. As well as selling scrapbook supplies Canada they also have details of classes and they even have a blog and a newsletter so you can get a host of information too. They have a club which you can join too. The club allows you to get a discount on the products that you purchase online so it is well worth joining if you are likely to be a regular customer.

Friday, 4 April 2008

Website Review : Best Real Income

If you are looking for a home based business then Best Real Income is a website which can help you. They have a whole host of ideas for how to run your own business from home with ideas such as home staging business, VOIP home business, toy rental, home typing and many other ideas. Sometimes it can be hard to make ends meet and working from home can be the only option if you have small children or other dependents needing your constant care. This site is useful as it will allow you to find out the type of job that is available to someone who is working from home. It will help you to be able to fit your skills with the available work that it out there and enable you to be able to earn a few extra dollars or make a good living depending on how much time and effort you are prepared to put into it.

Play Some Cooking Games With Your Kid Now

There are many cooking games for kids on the World Wide Web these days but are they even near to the real thing? Does it truly matter if it’s still pleasurable for your child? Children like to imitate adults’ daily chores such as doing the laundry, driving a car and you have to bet cooking is one of them too! Apparently we don’t actually enjoy doing them but they are out of the ordinary experiences for kids who might be “trying” them out for their very first time. And of course parents don’t typically permit their kid to do the original thing for obvious reasons but rather use replacements like toys to mock up these activities for him or her. Place your child in front of the computer and watch him or her turn into a mini chef!

There is a diversity of cooking games available on the Internet which doesn’t cost a thing to play. The games with minimal hassle can be played right away on your browser. Interaction comes in form of using the mouse, keyboard or a combination of both. As some games can get very large in size, broadband is certainly recommended for fast loadings.

A particular cooking game that caught my interest is about making breakfast- the most vital meal of the day. In this game, the child must beat a couple of eggs by moving the egg beater with the mouse in a circular motion. He or she then proceeds to create an omelet out of it on the cooking pan. This is one excellent of what a kid could learn- “Now I know how mummy makes them!” Another sort of cooking game worth mentioning integrates the elements of managing a restaurant. Players have to do the cooking and serve the food to the customers on time and also satisfy a preset quota for the day.

Playing cooking games help prepare a child deal with the real thing when he or she gets older. He or she could even help you out in the kitchen. Some kids find it amusing to cook a meal for themselves and eventually would be more eager to finish up their food. Psychologically, it’s the sense of contentment that they are going for. This approach is excellent for parents who have kids that are fussy with their food or have poor appetites.

Usually, these cooking games are in Korean or Japanese - Only God knows why these people make pretty good games. Fortunately, it’s not a problem at all as many of these games are generally easy to understand that your child will be playing like a champ in no time.

Make this an enjoyable experience for you and your child today.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Three way linking

I have been working to raise the profiles of some websites using blog posts recently, a couple of examples of which you will find posted here. As you may be aware, blog posts are a good way to build up backlinks to websites whether they be blogs or not.
I apologise if you were surprised to find foreign language posts here and hope that it does not put you off reading the blog... Website promotion through off-page optimisation is very difficult to achieve and blog posts with their ever-changing content are a good way to gain backlinks quickly. the best way to do this is to find a blog relevant to your website and offer a link exchange - Normally this would be beneficial for both parties involved in a reciprocal link, but there is a better way. Three way linking gets you a link from a specific site, but instead of a reciprocal link between the two sites, you use a different site to link back. WHY?? Well having a one-way link gives you more 'authority' in terms of SEO than if the link is exchanged. In simple terms, if the link is two-way, the sites are regarded as 'equal' - if you have them linking to you and no apparent return link, your site is seen as having a higher standing. The 'return' link then comes from a third site - this site the apparently endorses the site that linked to you without the 'authority' being diluted:

Make Money From Home

Many of us are looking to make money. Whether it is to pay bills, pay off debts or a mortgage or to be able to afford a holiday or luxury items, it is always great if we can get a little extra coming in. Most people go and get a job in order to do these things but there are some people who would rather work at home. This could be due to having children or elderly relatives at home to look after or just because you would rather not go out to work or because you want a second job in the evenings to supplement your income. It can be tricky, however, knowing how to make money working at home. This is where the website Make Money – Work at Home can help. It has articles explaining all about setting up a work from home business as well as tips for earning and explanations of how you can make money from blogging.

Home equity

Home Equity Loan Store is a website where you can shop for a home equity loan that suits your needs. With different loans to choose from including home refinance loans, refinance loans, a mortgage, and second mortgages, this site has all sorts of options for those looking for the perfect loan. Besides viewing different loans to choose from, Home Equity Loan Store also offers articles packed with information about different loans to help you learn all about each type of loan so that you can be sure that you are getting what you bargained for. Also included are different tips including questions that should be asked when choosing home equity loans, and an article about the benefits and drawbacks of debt consolidation. If you want low rates on a home equity loan, there is a section listing places where you can get equity loans at loan rates in a very handy location on the site. Toward the lower section of the website is a very handy list of all the articles about loans that you can read to learn all about the different types of loans that are important for your life no matter what type of loan you need.

Home Equity Loan Information

Loan Guru is a website which helps its users find a loan that's right for them. With several different articles on everything from a how-to on getting home loans to tips on how to find out which home loan is right for you. If you've got bad credit and are still looking for a home loan, this site has a great article for you which includes consequences for not repaying loans on time. Want to know what a home equity loans are? Loan Guru has all the information on that too! A really handy part of the site is the article about online mortgage calculators which explains that you can find out how large of a mortgage you can qualify for without having to enter personal information. The best part is that you can do this right online and see in seconds how much you may qualify for. With handy tabs and categories to help you navigate around the Loan Guru site, you'll find all sorts of information that pertains to home equity loan needs that you may have. If you are looking for home equity loans that suit your needs, then Loan Guru is the one stop place for all the information you'll need to make an informed decision on one of the most important loans of your life.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

All about Facebook is a website that provides information about Face Book is clearly leading the social networking race. With Palhajs you can learn the basic information from simply opening an account to many advanced features. Using a proxy helps to keep your identity private. So there is far less possibility of your information being traced by anyone. Social networking has become the favorite internet topic of the moment. Many schools and companies have blocked Facebook to ensure their students and employees don't waste their time in these sites. But this can be easily overcome by using the proxy network.

Funny streaming video clips is a website dedicated to finding the best youtube videos on the internet. They search through thousands of videos and only upload the best onto the website. They include the funniest and strangest videos on youtube. They update the content all the time so you won’t be bored when you're watching the videos because they're always new. They also include information and news from around the world on the Youtube Corporation this is ideal for marketers using youtube because they will know what the company is always up too around the world. It’s a must see website if you're into utube videos or business.

Make Money Online

More and more people these days would like to work at home. This could be due to people wanting to stay at with their children but also get some income at the same time. It is also better for the environment to work from home as there is no traveling involved. Many employers still do not let their employees work from home so many people doing this are running their own businesses or are self employed. A popular way to do this is to make money online using the Internet. There are a huge amount of online opportunities – it just depends on your skills and interests as to what you choose to do to make money. There are many blogs and websites which can teach you how to work at home and make money and so it is easy to find out where and how to start your online career.

Wood Pellet Stoves

It is becoming more popular to have wood pellet stoves in your home. They have advantages over central heating systems as they look very pretty and can form a focal point in a room. They are much more efficient then ordinary wood burning stoves and come in many elegant designs. The wood pellet stoves can even have a boiler integrated into them so they can heat hot water and run the central heating system. They are very easy to light – just a touch of a button and you can even program the stoves to come on at off at set times in the same way that you would program a normal central heating system. They have the added bonus of being environmentally friendly as the fuel has low carbon content. So if you are looking for a new clean, effective and efficient way to heat your home then it is worth taking a look at what wood pellet stoves can offer

Wood Pellets

Many people are looking for more environmentally friendly way to heat their homes. Some options are very expensive and take a lot of upheaval to incorporate. However, if you have an open fire or wood burning stove, then it is worth considering buying wood pellets to use a fuel. These are fine wood particles (basically sawdust) which have been compacted to make pellets. The sawdust used to make them is a by product of the wood industry so the fuel is being made from something that would otherwise have been thrown away. They have very low water content which means that the pellets burn more efficiently than wood or coal. As the woodpellets are made of compacted material they take up less storage space than wood and so are easier and cheaper to transport. They are also considered to be a biofuel so as well as not using up valuable resources and cutting down on the environmental damage cause by transportation you are also using a more environmentally friendly product.

Need a Contractor?

I found this really handy site that helps internet users find home remodeling contractors right online. Users can search by entering their zip code or by clicking on a map. After doing this, the site searches their database and digs up the best contractors in your area for the job you need done. Then on the search results page you can use the site's nifty contact form to contact a local home remodeling contractor. If you want a quick and fair estimate, this is definitely the way to go especially if you're looking into kitchen or bathroom renovation. This clean, friendly ad-free website is the way to go when looking for a contractor who is qualified to do remodeling work the correct and safe way. Forget the old method of picking a contractor out of the phone book at random and find the right person for the project whether you're looking for a Yonkers contractor or an Anaheim contractor.

Website Review : Bill Consolidation Direct

Bill Consolidation Direct is a company which can help you to combine your loans or bills in order that you can have just one monthly repayment. You can reduce the amount of money that you pay each month to make it easier to manage your loan repayments. All you have to do is to fill in your personal information including the amount of debt you have and the payment status on your credit card with your contact details and you will be contacted by them with a possible solution to your financial concerns. They will help you to plan an organized repayment plan in order that you know exactly how much you will be paying each month and how much the total amount to be paid will be. This means that you can more easily plan your future knowing what how your finances stand and relax in the knowledge that you can be debt free in the future. So if you are having financial difficulties then look into the option of bill consolidation to see whether it is something which can help you.

Work At Home With Paid Surveys

Every day internet users are looking for ways to work at home. Whether users are looking for extra money or a whole new way to make their income, a method for them to look into is paid surveys. Paid surveys is considered to be one of the easiest ways to make money online. One of the best things about paid surveys is that users can work at their own pace and make as much money as they want. This is great for people who may be in debt as they can quickly knock down debt by doing paid surveys. There are many different sites that offer the chance to work from home with paid surveys including sites that are free for use or sites that offer access to higher paying surveys after receiving some kind of pay. With that type of selection, users can be sure they site they chose is a real moneymaker. This website will help users select the survey site that works best based on what kind of income they want and what their needs are. If you're looking to make an extra shopping trip each month or you want to quit your old brick and mortar job, this site will make sure you've found the site you need to make your monthly income. Whether you want to get paid up to $150 per Paid Survey or $250 per hour in focus groups, this work at home with paid surveys site will make sure you've found the site you need to make your monthly income.

Website Review : Top WP Themes

Top WP Themes is a blog which features wordpress themes. You can view and download a huge variety of wp themes free of charge from the blog. The blog is updated with new themes regularly so it is well worth checked back often to see if there are any new ones to look at. The themes are sorted by category such as two columns or three columns and right sidebar and left sidebar, so you can easily find a theme which suits the requirements for your blog. Each blog post contains a screenshot of the theme and a brief summary of some of the features. There is a button that you can click to see a preview of the wordpress theme being used as well as a download button. So if you are starting a new Wordpress blog or want to change the theme of your existing Wordpress blog then it is well worth taking a look at what is available on this website.

Website Review : Make Money with Paid Surveys

There are many ways to make money online and some are more difficult than others. Many people enjoy doing surveys and like to make money online with paid surveys as it is fun and can pay quite well. It can be difficult to know which companies to use to do this. Make money with paid surveys is a website which can tell you exactly how to do this. They have a list of companies which offer paid surveys as well as articles about how to make money from doing surveys online. There is information on how surveys work and you can make money from them as well as policies when doing surveys and the benefits of earning money in this manner. There is quite a lot of money available for filling out surveys online and it is certainly well worth finding out more about the best way to make money doing this.

Monday, 31 March 2008

Website Review : Essay 911

If you are looking for a custom essay, research paper, report or term paper then Essay 911 can help. They can provide you with your article in only 4 days at a cost of $10.55 per page. If you want it quicker then the price is more expensive, for example for a two day turnaround the cost is $18.55 per page, for a 24 hour turnaround the cost is $24.55 and for 12 hours the cost is $34.55.

Essay 911 has a range of experienced writers and editors specialised in many subjects such as literature, geography, history, art, advertising, business, accounting, communication and media, education, sociology, psychology, politics, religion, English, finance, government, computer technologies, philosophy, marketing, management, business, education, law, Internet, economics, health, environmental issues and many more. They will provide you with custom essays so there is no chance of plagiarism and they are available all the time so that you can get the work done even at the shortest notice.

Website Review : Web Hosting Geeks

If you are looking for a new company to supply you with web hosting then it is a good idea to look around and see which company might be the best. You may be just looking for a cheap company or you may be more interested in the services that they can give you for your money. It is a good idea to take a look at several companies and compare them to see which can give you the best value for money. This is where Web Hosting Geeks can help you. They are a company which review sites which provide hosting. They have a list of their top ten hosting companies and have a hosting review for each company so you can learn more about the company before you decide which to join. You can even sign up to the company directly through the website if you decide to sign up to one of them.

Website Review : Credit Cards Club

Credit cards club is a website which rates and reviews credit cards. It is useful if you are looking for a new credit card, as you can read the reviews and find out what type of credit card and which particular credit card you want. The credit card reviews tell you all about that type of credit card. For example a review about no interest credit cards will tell you exactly how this type of credit card is different to other cards and the advantages and disadvantages of this type of card. They then have a list of cards which fall into this category all with a separate credit card rating so that you can see which one they consider to be the best. The categories of credit card that they review include no annual fee credit cards, business credit cards, cash back credit cards, bad credit credit cards, prepaid credit cards, student credit cards and instant approval credit cards.

Sunday, 30 March 2008

Spring is in the air

Spring has sprung and a new survey has emerged from dNeero surveys - If you haven't signed up for these surveys, give them a try - their rewards are better than most other survey schemes and you can earn for just filling out the easy survey, and extend your earnings by placing the survey widget in a blog...

Caring for the Environment

There are many options available to us to help to reduce our carbon footprint and become more environmentally friendly. It can be tricky, however, to implement a lot of changes as they are expensive, time consuming and sometimes impossible. However, even small changes can help and so it is well worth having a look at our daily lives and see whether there are just a few things we can do to improve the impact that we, as individuals, are having on the environment. One way to do this is to look at the way that we are heating our house. It is expensive to install solar panels and wind turbines but there are other things that can be done. If you have an open fire or log burning stove you can replace what you are currently using with wood pellet fuel. The wood pellets fuel is made from biomass and so is much better for the environment than alternatives such as coal or wood. There are many companies that sell pellets fuel so it is easy to get hold of and is not too expensive.

Website Review : Top 100 Web Hosts

The Top 100 Web Hosts is a website which has lists of top web hosts. The top 100 hosts that they list are split into ten categories : top ten Windows hosts, top ten Unix hosts, top ten reseller hosts, top ten VPS hosts, top ten dedicated hosts, top ten Wordpress hosts, top ten PHP hosts, top ten ecommerce hosts, top ten business hosts and top ten email hosts. There are also useful articles about how to choose between the top hosts for your site. There are a number of articles on the subject of web hosting – giving you enough information to calculate what criteria you should be using when deciding on a top web hosting company, what questions to ask your potential hosting company and how a good web host can help improve your search engine position. They have even nominated a best hosting provider for 2007/2008 so you can find out which company they rate above all others.

Website Review : Web Hosting Rating

Web Hosting Rating is a website which reviews web hosting services. This means that if you are interested in changing your web host then you will be able to have a look and see what top rated sites that they recommend. This will help you to make a decision about which top web hosting service to use out of the huge amount of sites that are available. The website has a top three list of websites and they have a list of the main features, a screenshot and the price for each of them, so at a glance you can get an idea of what company can provide you with the best web hosting. When you have decided which you like the look of you can click the link in order to go the website of the hosting company and find out more details about the service they can provide for you.

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Effective Home Heating

If dealing with rising heating costs each month is getting harder and harder, you may want to consider wood pellet stoves as a way to heat your home at a lower cost. You're probably thinking that this is no environmentally friendly, but it actually is. Pellet stoves are actually one of the most reliable, cost efficient, and environmentally friendly ways to heat your home. Pellet stoves have electrically controlled blowers which helps the pellet stove release as much energy as possible from pellets. Pellet stoves also have a feature which minimizes any smoke that may be created from the pellet burning process. Wood pellets used to fuel pellet stoves are produced from recycled sawdust. This sawdust would otherwise have been dumped in landfills, which is one of the things that makes pellet burning stoves environmentally friendly. Being easy to clean and easy to take care of, wood pellet stoves are becoming a more and more popular way to heat homes without the cost and worry of other home heating methods.

Website Review : Top 10 Webhosts

If you are looking for a new web hosting company but are not sure where to start then it is useful to look at some reviews of various companies to find out which suits your needs the best. You will need to example what services each provides and whether these services are things that you need from a web hosting company. Top 10 web hosts is a site which could help you with this. They have reviews of various top webhosts and have a list of their top 10 webhosts with a small amount of summary information and a link to the web hosts main page containing all of the information about the company and the services that they can provide. The website will give you a start in deciding which web hosting company would be best for your needs and whether any of the websites that they feature can provide a service that is suitable for you.

Website Review : Best Website Hosting

Best Website Hosting is a site which helps users to select the best hosting company for them. They have reviews of a selection of the best web site hosting companies. They even have awards for the best web hosting sites. The award categories include best budget hosting, best blog hosting, best forum hosting, best Unix hosting, best email hosting. Best reseller hosting and best ecommerce hosting. They also have some useful webmaster resources such as information on domain hosting and web hosting deals. The home page also features ten web hosting companies which best Website Hosting have named as the best companies of 2007. These have a summary on this page so that you can easily compare them but there is also a more detailed review of each one and a link to the main website of the hosting company. Each of the companies has a rating which has been given by webmasters and companies.

Friday, 28 March 2008

Website Review : Biofuel Guide

Biofuel Guideis a website which has articles explaining what biofuels are with specific reference to ethanol and biodiesel. With many of us wanting to have less impact on the environment then it is useful to read guides such as these to find out what biofuel options are available to us, how they are produced and whether we can use them. This guide explains all about the chemistry behind bio fuel and how it is better for the environment than alternatives. It also puts forwards some advantages and disadvantages of using it as well as having a lot of information about controversy surrounding it and a list of misconceptions about it. It has all of the information you need to understand all about biofuel. If you are looking for a more environmentally friendly fuel then it is certainly worth taking a look at this guide and becoming fully informed about these alternative options.

Free Web Domain Hosting

Many people choose to use free web hosting rather than paying for a hosting service. There are advantages and disadvantages to doing this. If you do not have much money or are not prepared to pay for this service then free domain hosting is a good option for you. However, many businesses choose not to use free web domain hosting as they feel that it looks more professional to have a site which they have paid for. It makes it look as though you are prepared to invest some money into your business and hosting is not really that expensive compared to many other business costs. If you are an individual with a personal web site then it is well worth having a free hosting company as it does not matter what other people think. So it is important to think carefully about who your website is aimed at before you choose whether to use free domain hosting or not.

How to Choose Web Domain Hosting

If you are looking for the best web hosting company it can be pretty difficult to know which company to choose. There are many companies offering this service and all offering different features and prices so it is hard to know where to start. The best thing to do is to identify what you need from the company. Perhaps you want to find the best domain hosting or you want a company which is very cheap. You may need Unix hosting or just something from email. Whatever services you need, it is important to identify this before you start looking for a web hosting company. Once you have identified what you need, you will then be more easily able to decide whether the company that you are looking at can meet your requirements. Make sure that you read some reviews to find out what other people think is the best web domain hosting company and you will then be sure to pick a suitable and reliable company.

Thursday, 27 March 2008

New projects

You may have noticed that things don't stay static on the web... Some things last, but in internet terms a year is a long long time.. Consequently internet users are always changing direction and tactics. I started with a website which does nicely for me:
Livewyre Studio - turning cassettes into CD's - I then started this blog to talk about the development of the site and get some backlinks. I also got interested in the revenue raised by Adsense and started a 'DIY' section of the website and drove traffic to it primarily to see if I could get a return from advertising.
I also joined MyLot and various other social sites and got involved in the mmmtalk forum and became a moderator. I started another blog called Munny4Hunny in order to explore the possibility of earning through paid to post schemes. I have recently bought a dot com domain for Munny4Hunny, but would choose to do this much earlier if I started another blog.
I started a new website at: Livewyre.NET to post articles about SEO and free software etc.. I also dragged a few other people in to write articles so that it is not just my views expressed. I started another blog as a traffic experiment called Beckham News and I am slowly and steadily building traffic organically for this blog - no paid posting on that blog unless I can find posts that fit exactly with my niche. I am considering developing a new blog (with a dot com) that I will reveal when it has been set up, this will leave me stretched on other projects, but I also have plans for a new website (not blog) which I think may encompass a niche directory AND a forum - these developments should give me plenty to write about here as I will be actively 'website building' over the next few months. The only problem is that there is plenty of development work to be done on other sites... Time and task management will be crucial, so I am going to get my pencil out and start planning with some real targets

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Procurando informação sobre Seguros para todos?

Um site muito útil que nós pesquisamos é o, um site legal para encontrar informação sobre Seguros para todos. Tudo que você precisa saber sobre Seguros no Brasil voce pode achar neste blog , que publica textos atualizados diaramente sobre Seguros e fornece novidades para Seguros para todos. Encontrar informação a respeito de Seguros para todos pode ser às vezes difícil de encontrar na internet porque poucos sites dilvugam informação sobre Seguros. Pesquise mais e acompanhe as notícias diariamente para obter notícias novas Seguros no Brasil. Você pode deixar sua opinião para os textos que leu neste blog, a respeito do assunto: Seguros. Para concluir, queremos dizer que o é um site completo que vale a pena a todos que se interessam por Seguros para todos.

Vocé também pode se interessar por outro portal que publica informação de Seguros para todos, que e sobre Seguro de Moto!

Você também pode dar uma olhada em outro blog relacionado com Seguros cuja utilidade é grande também Seguro Viagem.

Pesquisando por Emprestimos?

Um site interessante que nós visitamos hoje é o, uma ótima fonte de informação sobre Emprestimos. Todos os dados que você tem que ver sobre Emprestimos no Brasil voce pode achar neste blog , que publica textos atualizados diaramente sobre Emprestimo e divulga o que é novo para Emprestimos. Informação sobre Emprestimos pode ser às vezes difícil de encontrar na internet porque poucos sites dilvugam informação sobre Emprestimo. Você pode procurar mais e se registrar no RSS Feed para conseguir assuntos novos Emprestimos no Brasil. Você pode deixar sua opinião para os textos que leu neste blog, a respeito do assunto: Emprestimo. Para concluir, afirmamos que o é um portal essencial e achamos que você deve divulgá-lo a todos que se interessam por Emprestimos.

Vocé também pode se interessar por um outro site que fala sobre Emprestimos, que e sobre emprestimos pessoais!

Procure também em outro portal sobre Emprestimo que pode ser bom também Pequenas Empresas.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Roofing in Cambridge MA

Fixing a leaking roof is one of the most frustrating repairs for homeowners. Simply finding the leak may prove virtually impossible and once the leak is found it is often difficult to know where to go next. Recently I was visiting a friend in Cambridge and his house had a roof leak. It turned out to be a missing / damaged shingle. We looked online for roofing Cambridge MA and gutters Cambridge MA found Dave Ness. He was fast to respond, and fixed the problem for a good price.

OTC medicines and prescription drugs online databases

If you are looking for more information about pharmaceutical OTC and prescription drugs then could help you. This site have information on various drugs such as Naldecon which oral capsules and suspension contains phenylpropanolamine as an active pharmaceutical ingredient; Obenix phentermine weight loss diet pills or Oxybenzone a lot of cosmetics and health products with mono- and many oxybenzone components. describes how the drug is taken, what its brand name is, what ingredients are in it and what companies sell it. It also has a list of the most recently added and updated items in the database which is great for people revisiting the site to see if what they are looking for has changed. The site is basically a huge database of drug names so if you are looking to find out more information about a particular item then this would be a good place to start.

Monday, 24 March 2008

Website Review : Free Ring Tones

Free ring tones is a website where you can download free mobile ringtones in many different formats including key press, composer and rttl. All of the ring tones have full previews so you know exactly what to expect from your download. They can all be downloaded directly to your mobile phone from their WAP site or alternatively to your PC where you can then transfer the free MP3 ringtones to your phone using Bluetooth, data cable or infrared transfer methods. There is choice of mono or polyphonic ring tones so you can choose something which suits both your needs and the capabilities of your phone. There is a massive choice of tunes to choose from so you are bound to find one which you will love and as soon as you want a new one you can return to the site and choose another. The site is very simple to navigate and to use with a search bar so that you can more easily find a tune of your choice. So whatever phone you have and whatever your taste in music you are bound to find something suitable from the Free Ring Tones website.

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Fries with that?

A survey on a subject very close to my heart - food!
Was I too harsh on American culture in my first answer? I don't think so...

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Watch out for WetPaint…

I was recently introduced to the concept of CMS (Content Management Software) which enables non-expert users to customise the content of a website. This is a very appealing idea, and on reading a little more, I discovered that ‘Wiki’ is actually a content management system (as used in a popular on-line encyclopedia…), and one step on from that… Wetpaint is (paraphrasing their words..) Wiki made easy…
Assuming that a CMS like wiki interests you (and it should..), then Wetpaint provides an easy route to get involved, a means to create an informative and interactive site quickly and efficiently.
I have been thinking along the lines of forums and directories to boost interest and rankings for a niche that I want to exploit, and using wiki and Wetpaint might just be the key I need to bring everything I want together under one umbrella. This type of development (It’s not new, they’ve been around since 2005 which is ancient in WWW terms) could be the key to exploding Web 2.0 for those who don’t have the technical know-how to build a whiz-bang site (that’s me…)
What’s more, Wetpaint will provide free private wiki’s for clubs and organisations that want to engage in online discussions and share files, music and information.
I admit that I am only just starting to get interested in CMS, but I can see that this will explode like blogging once it takes hold and that all kinds of future web-based activity will be done this way. I would recommend getting in on the ground floor and learning a little more about this concept – and what better way than knocking up a site a Wetpaint just to prove how easy it is. I can see wiki taking over where blogging leaves off…..
If Wetpaint is new to you (it was to me...), then rest assured it is already very well established with over 750,000 social sites up and running, they are developing along social lines right on target with current trends. Their whole concept feels very community-based, much more so than blogging communities. With Wetpaint you feel like you are immediately part of a community before you have even created your site, whereas with blogging, you create your blog first and then seek a community to interact with.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Privacy Policy

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Friday, 7 March 2008

A Free Wii....

A free Nintendo Wii with all the toys is up for grabs over at Charter high-speed internet. They are running a free competition, all you need to do is visit their site and register to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize. (see site for full details)
They have another crazy offer for you…they are auctioning off high-speed internet connection for life if you are within a region that they service. The bidding starts here on March 12th at a mere $10… which would normally cover you for a couple of weeks! Bidders must bid in whole dollars and no more than $15 above the previous bid. There will no doubt be some serious bidding before the auction ends on March 26th. (again see the site for full details…). Happy bidding!

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Arizona Web design from Primeview

Having an online business can easily turn from being a part-time hobby into a full-time all-consuming task once you start looking at all the elements of running a website. As a sole-trader you will find yourself responsible for the design of the site and the coding (if required), maybe database manipulation or even finding a suitable e-commerce solution. You are also responsible for having the vision to drive your business forward, you will have to do all the marketing and all the SEO…. The list never ends. If you’re starting from scratch like me, then you probably have a demanding full-time job too.
One word of warning if you seriously want to make your online business work – if you want to gain people’s confidence, then first impressions count and you should consider employing the services of a professional outfit to design your website. The bottom line is that if your website doesn’t look ‘Web 2.0’, a lot of potential clients will just click straight out and back to the search engines results.
I came across this Arizona web design company recently who offer web design services integrated with search engine optimisation. Of course the first thing you want to know is how they can improve your website, and they have this really cool before and after gallery that demonstrates how they have been able to improve existing websites. They have an impressive portfolio, and I recommend seriously considering a service like ‘Primeview’ if you are thinking about bringing a professional look to your own website.

Friday, 15 February 2008

eCommerce solution from Ashop

Ashop is a well-established affordable ecommerce software for your website. More and more people are buying online nowadays as they are starting to trust the internet more and more as a shopping tool. Every Christmas, the proportion of shoppers who use the internet gets higher and higher, and every website can cash in on the trend with their own shopping cart software.
Why choose Ashop then? Well Ashop is affordable and flexible to meet all your requirements to be seamlessly integrated into your website. At the same time, all the code is securely hosted on their servers, so you don’t even need a hosting package that includes coding language support and database hosting – all of that is taken care of by Ashop. Prices start from under $40 (£20) a month, and you can try the system for 10 days completely free…
Just imagine your web site visitors being able to just browse your site and add products to their shopping cart online and going to the checkout, paying for their products without any fuss. All types of payment are catered for and seamlessly integrated into the software. Just take a look at some of the features…
All in all, this software ticks all the boxes, provides a product that can grow with your website and provides excellent levels of support. If you’re looking for ecommerce software, I would recommend Ashop as a great place to start…

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Time for another survey

It seems that earnings from the dNeero survey are dependent on the number of impressions that they get which is another good reason to drive more traffic to my blogs. I have considered traffic exchange, but would need to ensure that I removed google adsense from my blogs first.
I don't make much on adsense with blogs compared with my other sites, so it would be no great loss... although to be fair when I do get the occasional click, it usually pays better then the other clicks I get.
The latest survey was again quick and easy to do, will pay money and is easy to post in a blog for when you've run out of things to say.... dNeero want their users to find customers who want surveys to be completed, and will pay for clients that you bring in - here's the survey:

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Dot Com for seven bucks...

This week I went 'Dot Com' on another blog, Go Daddy have dot com domains for something like $9.95 a year with a reduction if you can find an advert with a special code (I found mine at the Hot Dog truck...). The total cost was something like $7.15, and for that you get the domain for a year, plus either a holding page or you can have a five-page website using their 'website tonight' software.
I used 'website tonight' to set up a Java re-direct from '' to ''. Then pointed the DNS to google (they host 'blogspot' blogs), I logged into '' and entered the details of my own domain... and Hey Presto I am a step nearer to pro-blogger status with my very own domain.
I was inspired to tidy up the blog using a few new graphics and updating the whole theme to a level befitting the new domain. The blogger template had reverted to default settings so quite a few tweaks were required.... I rounded it all off with a new mini banner Munny4Hunny, all I have to do now is re-register with all the blog and social sites that I use....!

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

dNeero surveys for bloggers

I have just signed up for a new paid survey service - this is open for UK bloggers as well as US bloggers and they pay a few dollars per survey if you paste the survey widget on your blog - they even pay you a small amount if you don't display the widget.
Payout is at $20, and surveys I have seen pay up to around $3, and you could take five surveys a day if they were available... meaning you could earn your $20 in a few days.
You can participate by clicking on the widget below...

Friday, 18 January 2008

Searching for a web designer

There is a novel new way to search for people called a search engine for people using tags to find individuals who meet your chosen search terms. I thought maybe I would look up some web designers to get some inspiration or make some contacts. I started at the home page, I logged in as I am already signed up though I think you can search without being a member. I stated my search terms as follows:
“Website, Design, SEO” as I think that an ideal combination for a web designer is one who gas artistic flair (design as a keyword will bring up art & design and graphic design too) as well as knowledge of SEO…

Click on the screen-shot to go to my search results...

I found a suitable individual who seems to have a good grounding in artistic design by clicking on a link at the bottom of the results page, her name is Leanne Campbell. And in proper social networking style, there are numerous links to her work and even a picture along with links to other social sites.

What I really liked is that I could really get an idea of what this individual was all about, and then it would be up to me to get in touch if I felt that she could help me or even if I thought I could help her in some way. You can get in touch via by requesting contact - this allows the contactee to check your profile before approving contact. This site differs from other sites (you are expected to add your other social site links too ie. linkdin, facebook etc..) in that the intention is that searches are purely keyword oriented. The more keywords (tags) you have the more chance you have of popping up in search results...