Thursday, June 15, 2006

More Thoughts on How Bird Flu May Change Our Lives

There were a few things I left out of my previous Bird Flu article that I remembered later that may effect many of us to some extent. When traveling some of us may want to wear masks while on airplanes, bus terminals, waiting rooms, hotel lobbies-this happened with SARS remember-it was commonplace during that time to see everyone wearing masks in the countries that were affected.
I think that the initial immediate losers would be airlines, luxury goods, hotels, travel industry. And the winners would be the pharmaceutical industry, biotechs, especially those who were working on the development of vaccines, hospitals and cleaning supply companies and medical supply companies.
You will see investors moving more into the bond market as a safe haven and out of the equity markets.
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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The New Economy Under Bird Flu

There will come a time when bird flu will enter this country and it will affect the way we do everything. At first it will cause a panic that will make people scramble to stock up on medical supplies like masks and gloves and set aside groceries for survival. Then as people settle into the idea of still having to go to work and make a living there will be a re-emergence of interest in doing things online. I am hoping that people will cut back on driving to their offices and put more effort into learning how to email files to each other for updates and using email more for communication. Emailing invoices instead of postal mailing them. Paying bills online more because that will be thought of as more reliable as our postal workers are affected.
Grocery shopping online will see an upswing.
Sit down type restaurants and bars will see their business slow down alot as people will be eating at home more, or only ordering food to go as it is served single service. The single service sector will see an upswing because disposable cups, plates and such will be considered safer.
These are just a few of the industries that you will see changes in as we adjust to less social contact. People will consider staying at home more and doing more things at home such as gardening and home improvement.
I also predict that it will cause gas prices to rise so much that it will pressure people into working from home more online and employers will try harder to accomodate them than they are now.
These are just a few of the things we can look forward to and you will be ahead of the game if you can steer your life in that direction ahead of time so that it isn't such a strain when the time comes. Start off by looking at what you do now, ask yourself what things can you can change to use less gas and that you can you do from home?
I hope this article gets people to thinking about how they can make their life easier in the future by taking action now.
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Ann Menke

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Using RSS Feeds to Promote Your Website

Almost ANY web based content can be transformed into an RSS feed. The only real requirement is that the information changes regularly.
Typically, the main use of RSS is to present headlines and a short introduction to "newsy" stories. Create an RSS feed on your site featuring your company press releases, site updates, etc.
I do this using blogger and then put a link to my RSS feed on my Internet Advertising Website.
You can see the little RSS button to the right of the link to this blog on the above page. You can ask your website developer to put a link to your blog and RSS feed on your site or do it yourself.
You can use your RSS feed to announce Upcoming Events, thoughts and commentary, opinions, articles, introducing new products, monthly specials, newsletters and to tell people about new pages you have added to your site.
Once you've got your feed going... remember to submit your feed URLs to the various RSS Feed Directories.

If you would like to have me create an RSS feed to help promote your website please visit my Internet Advertising Website
Thanks, Ann Menke

Saturday, June 10, 2006

What Happens When you Quit Blogging

Recently I had a customer that wanted me to quit blogging about his dump trailers because he thought he could do it himself. Well he still hasn't created one sentence so it seems his website is now falling down on the search engines. This just goes to show you how important it is to have fresh new content pointing to your site. I told him he had better get started on it or have me do his blogging for him or he was going to lose all the search engines real estate we had worked so hard to cover. Meaning it is an uphill battle to get up on the tops of the search engines and once you are there on the first page of a search you need to continue to keep on doing what you are doing or you will very quickly fall back down again. Recently I decided to start my own blog about used heavy equipment since I also do quite well selling that aside from my website creation and internet advertising business. So if you would like to see a fresh new blog that I just started then please visit My Used Heavy Equipment blog. And if you need help with your own blog I only charge $10 per paragraph per day to get started and can teach you how to do it yourself by following my example.
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