Almost anyone can create a website these days, but only a select few will be able to maintain enough traffic for their site to be considered successful. Maintaining and increasing traffic to your website may not be a priority if you only have your website for personal purposes. If you run your business through your website however, increasing traffic can mean a world of difference. Chances are if you are on a tight budget, advertising is not a great option for you. There are ways to advertise your website without paying any fees. One great way to get your website address out there is through a blog. There are several ways to use a blog to increase website traffic. Take a look below to get a few ideas that will help you get started. Before you begin, you will need to decide whether you want to create your own blog, or utilize the blogs of others for your task. There are advantages to both methods. Creating your own blog can be a lot of fun, but it also takes a little time. There are several great websites that offer free blogs to those who choose to create their own. The free websites often have extremely simple steps to use that will help you get your blog rolling right away, allowing even those with limited computer skills to create a blog in less than an hour. You may want to read on to see which methods of blog use you want to try before determining whether you want your own blog or not. One of the best ways to increase traffic to your website using a blog is by using search terms. This can be done in several ways; however you probably will want to create your own blog for these. To utilize search terms, you need to post them on your blog or throughout articles on your blog. For example, if your website is about fishing and you want to target fishermen, then you can post articles containing fishing terms on your blog. You can even simply post lists of fishing terms on your blog as well. When fishermen get online and do searches for these terms, chances are they will be led to a link to your blog. At that point, you will need to also post many links to your fishing website. This will possibly draw the fishermen in and get them to click on the link to your website. When using the search engine approach, you will need to find software that allows you to see exactly which search engines are most popular. Then you can cater your search engine lists and articles to fit the most popular words. Blogs are perfect for search engine terms and articles because you can literally post anything you want on a blog without it being inappropriate. Even professional websites use this approach and it has been found to be one of the most effective out there. Not to mention, it is free for you to utilize. Another way to use a blog to increase traffic to your website is simply by posting. This can be done on other blogs that you read as well. In the comments area, you can post a response to blogs you read that includes your website link. This should only be done when you are writing a legitimate comment however. Otherwise, if you simply use the comment line for your personal ad space, you will deter many people from clicking on your link due to it being considered rude. Just read as many blogs a day as you can, make legitimate comments, and include your website link in your signature. This is a fast way to get an increase in traffic. No matter if you want to use your own blog or someone else’s blog to help you increase traffic to your website, blogs are effective in doing so. You can use blogs at no cost and create pathways for new traffic that you otherwise would never be able to reach and attract. As you probably know, the success of your website depends largely on the amount of traffic it receives. Therefore, focusing on the amount of traffic you should attract is an important aspect of running your website. Use these tips to help you easily use blogs to increase your website traffic. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=35939&ca=Marketing
Hundreds of thousands of new blogs are created every day, and many people who blog want to turn their blog into a profitable home business. Unfortunately many of those blogs are doomed because of a lack of planning. You can turn YOUR new blog into a money-maker. Just follow these five steps. Notice that you need to complete four of these steps before you start blogging, so follow the steps in the order in which they’re given. Here are the five steps to blog profits: 1. Decide what you’ll sell from your blog To generate profits, your blog must make sales. Nothing happens until you sell something, so choose a profit center first. You can choose: to sell advertising from your blog; to sell a product or many products; or to sell services – your own services, or those of others. Selling advertising is a common and successful method of generating profits. To sell advertising however, you need content – the more content on your blog, the better. So if you choose advertising sales as a profit center, be aware that although your profits may be slow in coming, they’ll constantly increase as long as you keep adding content. When you sell products from your blog, your profits will flow much more quickly. However, you do need to focus on sales, as well as on content. If you choose selling services, make a list of the services you and/ or others will be offering from the blog. 2. How will you get traffic? Do you have some startup capital? A couple of years ago you could rely on RSS almost completely to get traffic to your new blog. Those days however are long gone. Make a list of ways you’ll get traffic. If you have some startup capital, write down which methods of paid advertising you’ll use, and when. 3. Plan your content – this is vital Your next step is to plan your blog’s content. Don’t omit this step. Most bloggers stop blogging because they run out of things to say. So write down your topics, and make a list of five to ten blog post titles for each topic. Your topics will become categories on your blog. 4. Schedule content creation and marketing into your day If you want to turn your blog into a profitable home business, you’ll need to blog every day. When will you blog? Early in the morning, or late at night? Schedule at least an hour a day to work with your blog. During this time, you’ll create content, and will market the blog. Schedule the hour into your day, and keep to your schedule. 5. Review your progress Blogs grow organically. If your blog sells advertising, you’ll need to add more content than you will if you’re selling products or services from your blog. Use a statistics package on your blog (Google provides free Google Analytics), and review your statistics once a week. Your traffic will grow as your blog marketing methods start to work for you. Once you have traffic, it’s time to ensure that your traffic gives you a return on investment, so watch your traffic carefully, and assess whether you’re getting the profits you want from your home business. Good luck with your blog: by following the five steps we outlined above, you’ll be able to turn your blog into a home business money-maker. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=238848&ca=Business
Failure to use social networking and social book-marking with your blogging is like putting together a jigsaw without all the pieces. One of the fastest and easiest methods to get free targeted traffic to your website is with blogging. However, having a blog and keeping it updated is only a fraction of the process. One of the top blog strategies involves taking advantage of social networking sites to promote your blog posts. If you have a presence on the Internet and you’re not blogging to the world, then you’re missing out on one of the best ways to get free targeted traffic to your website. However, creating a blog and keeping it updated is only part of it of the story. One of the booming blog strategies involves taking advantage of web 2.0 social networking websites to announce your blog posts. The main reason why social bookmarking sites should be a part of your day by day Internet business actions is that a lot of people utilize these websites as their main source of gossip and news. A popular social news website like Digg brings agreat deal of traffic. Digg attracted more than 200 million visitors a few years ago. Peoplego to Digg and like-minded websites tocheck what’s new and to communicate content from the web, including their personal blog posts. If someone love what they see, they can choose the article, plus if an article is favorite, it will reach the top pages of Digg and be discovered by millions of visitors. Other social sites utilise a similar voting system. If the blog posts you put up to Digg, StumbleUpon and additional social networking sites don’t get hits, you are still enjoying the gain of creating unidirectional backlinks to your blog, so it’s worthy of the effort in making the effort to submit your blog posts to social marketing sites. Besides, it’s easy to do and frequently necessitates just a mouse-click. Yet another profit from blogging frequently and adding your posts to social networking sites is branding you and creating your credibility. Ensure you use keywords that people are using to research for your kind of business. Social networking can also give your blog a great boost in search engine rankings, and you might discover that you may make your site into the top ten of Google for a sweeping range of keyword terms if you take a controlled approach to marketing on social networks. Do not take on too much with social networking. Numerous folk attempt to submit their post to every social networking site that they can discover only to become overcome by the huge choices of social networking sites. It’s much easier to choose a dozen of the finest social networking sites for your business and to center of your social networking and marketing attempts on making routine entries to those social networking sites. The other part of your portioned time should be utilised to create casual submissions to different social marketing sites wherever you want to keep a presence. Keep yourself concentrated, disciplined and to a schedule to blogging and social networking, then you will pull in so much more publicity for your blog and online business than you will if you take a unfocused approach to social marketing. To Combine your blog posts with social networking is one of the topmost blog strategies that you can utilize. Follow the advice of this article and remember to post to your favourite social networking sites every time you post a new blog entry and you will be amazed at how effective it is for generating high quality traffic to your site. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=762329&ca=Marketing
Business is all about networking, right? Plus, you likely know that you need to get some links to your website to build traffic. Since you’re a pro blogger, of course the first place you look for those much needed links is the blogosphere. However, some manners are in order when it comes to posting comments and linking to your blog from other blogs. It comes down to common courtesy. We’ve all heard the ‘golden rule’, right? Do unto others and all that jazz? The goal is for us to get a much needed backlink to our website, that’s true. But that’s not all we want. Spammy backlinks can be obtained pretty easily. There’s even software out there that will blast your links to a million different blog posts comment areas. But it’s not really what we want or need. I’ll tell you one reason why. Before even thinking about the other guy’s blog, and common courtesy, let’s consider your overall professional appearance. Think of your backlink campaign as one big press release for a minute. If you were blasting a press release to the major news networks today, you would want to present a super professional appearance right? You would want the world to see you as the undisputed expert in your field, professional, classy, the very best. Right? Then why would you use a different approach and spam your link across the blogosphere? Making you and your website (translate: your company) look cheesy and unprofessional? If you knew that was the way the world perceived you and your business, you probably would have thought twice about it before you used a link blaster and posted your link to a million spam blogs. The problem is that many businesses and many bloggers don’t think the internet is part of ‘the real world’. They don’t stop and think about the fact that their actions on the web can have the same negative impact that they would have in the real world when it comes to cheesy and sleezy promotion tactics. Nope, the internet is different in their eyes. They only know they need a bunch of links. It’s not important to them to build an overall web persona. PR is not a concern. But it should be. Because the web is no different than any other advertising medium. People are people, and if they read crappy comments that make you and your company look bad, they are not going to do business with you. Now, let’s also consider the other blogs out there and some basic manners. In the real world, that is the one that doesn’t have a keyboard attached to it, you need to have some etiquette when it comes to business networking, right? For example, if you are a member of the local rotary club, you don’t walk into the meeting each week shouting, “Make $5,000 every day using my secret methods”! Do you? No. You network. You shake everyone’s hand and say hello. You get into conversations and have intelligent discussions. You add something to the group as a whole. When asked, you give your expert advice and opinions and you build new relationships that turn into new client relationships. So why would you do it any differently online? When working on links from other blogs and other business communities, have the same manners you would if you were in that rotary club meeting. Be a contributing part of the conversation. Get involved and work on your professional appearance at the same time. Post relevant comments to the current discussion. Don’t interrupt like a thirty second commercial break, changing the topic so that you can promote your new product or service. Stay on topic and contribute something useful. It’s o.k. if you don’t agree with someone. Good debate can be good for business. Some people will agree with you and visit your site based on your professional opinions. But only if your argument is written professionally and with some class. Stay out of name calling sessions and stay away from labels. Don’t call anyone an idiot or a moron. In the end, you end up looking like one. Your comments are mini press releases. They are little road signs showing how professional you are. Or how unprofessional you are. Your public appearance is up to you. So have some courtesy when posting your comments. It will make the difference when it comes to how successful your linking campaigns are. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=275803&ca=Business
A popular children’s website today is for Webkinz toys, at: http://www.webkinz.com. Webkinz are small, cute and cuddly stuffed animals, only a little different because each bears a secret code on the label that can be used by the animal’s owner at the Webkinz website. Once children enter the Webkinz toy’s code, the can set up a free account for their beloved Webkinz pet and enjoy all types of online activities there: 1) They can then interact with fellow Webkinz owners in cyber-space. 2) Children can have fun being new owners of a variety of Webkinz pets. Online Webkinz pets not only give you the option to buy plus keep them in your cyber bedroom, they also give you the opportunity to be a part of their new virtual world where you can interact and play together 24/7, even on rainy days. Thus children can enjoy a chance to play with different pets online, getting to know more about them. 3) There are a bunch of different kinds of pets available at Webkinz, and of course children like them all. These range from cats, and big cats, to dogs, horses, hippos, pigs, ducks, frogs, bears, monkeys, rabbits, koala bears, elephants, cows and more. Some of these are also known as Lil Kinz. Time to take a look at some of the more popular Webkinz animals. These categories and pets include: Bears: Bears are represented by formidable Black Bear, icy Polar bear and laid back Panda. Big Cats: Have some feline fun with little cats and BIG cats, from lions, representing the most regal part of Big Cats at Webkinz, to leopards, those strong and friendly beasts, to Tigers who invite you to adopt it. Cats: There are cats with different names. The clever Alley Cat now lives in Kinzville. Black and White cat likes to play games. Cheeky Cat is always devoted to its owner while Persian cat comes with soft fluffy hair and sweet winning smile. Gray and White cat has a personality with as many facets as a rainbow. Dogs: Enjoy games with all types of canines ranging from Dalmatians, to Basset Hounds, Pink Poodles, Bull Dogs, Chihuahuas to Golden Retrievers and other canines. You name it and they are all there, each representing the characteristic of its race. Frogs: There are cold blooded Frogs, leaping Tree frogs and Bull Frogs in search of a new abode. They are all good enough to make your day. Horses: Each toy in the horse category boasts its own quality and legend associated with it. For example, Pegasus has glimmering wings. Unicorn lives behind mountains. Clydesdale has adventurous spirit and heart of gold. Pink Pony is one of the prettiest. Monkeys: Play with Cheeky Monkeys and intelligent Gorilla’s. Rabbits: Run into snow white Rabbits and sweet Sherbert Bunny to choose from. In addition to these categories, there are other Webkinz animals like big and lovely elephants, big hearted Hippos, little Pigs, shy and mysterious Googles ducks, super cool cows and adventurous koalas to choose form. There are pets available in all categories and types. Thus there is a huge variety of Webkinz animals for the kids to select from. In fact,buy all of them if you like. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=324022&ca=Internet
If you have a strong interest in a hobby, chances are that you are likely to own a website devoted to your favorite pastime. You might have a domain name lying around that’s relevant to your hobby, or have been recently inspired to start a website altogether because of another site you visit often. The anime fandom is an example that I can relate to, as the owner of an anime blog.
You might have surfed by a blog of such in the past, either finding pictures of cosplayers, or tutorials on becoming a cosplayer. Maybe you found a review of an anime or manga series you were interested in, only to find yourself a fan because of one’s recommendation. Or maybe you found a review of a figure that caught your attention, inspiring yourself to becoming a collector. If you’ve been through these scenarios, then here is how to start your very own anime blog.
Differences Between Blogs and Websites
There is a difference between a blog and a website. With a blog, you present your thoughts and ideas directly to visitors, where you, the webmaster, can worry less of the presentation of the page and focus more on producing interesting content right away. With websites, it can be anything besides a blog, which can be a social network site, or a message board. Launching an anime blog has been a popular way to launch as a site at all, giving the webmaster an opportunity to cover their hobby as if it were their very own anime magazine.
Choosing a Hosting Service and Blog Platform
There are many options for hosting a blog. The best way to go is finding a web host provider that utilizes PHP and MySQL that’s used in most blog publishing software. While web hosting requires a monthly commitment of no more than $10 a month, there are blog platforms with provided hosting such as WordPress. It’s a popular choice for bloggers of all levels and budgets on WordPress.com site, with a full client available from their.org site for self-installation on web hosting services.
There are additional blog platforms such as Blogger and TypePad. Both platforms offer similar features as WordPress, but as someone with several years of anime blogging experience, nothing beats the flexibility of WordPress. While there is more to explain on why WordPress is useful, I think it’s best to leave one’s curiosity on why this is so after publishing the first post.
Where to Find Inspiration for Content
To get an idea of what to write about, do a search of what other anime bloggers are talking about. Most anime blogs feature anime reviews, opinions of anime news stories, and reports of anime conventions. Don’t forget about contests, the biggest draw to any website! For starting content ideas, write a review of a favorite anime or manga series. Introduce readers with a basic synopsis of the story, and why you like or dislike it. If it’s a review for a singular episode of an anime, disclose the plot of the previous episode to catch readers up on the events. Be careful not to spoil too much of the story.
Promoting Your Anime Website
Promoting your anime blog is the same as promoting any other blog, though there aren’t many websites specifically for anime webmasters to promote their content. A guaranteed option is joining and engaging on anime forums, where you can link back to your blog in your forum signature. However, there are forums that find this as a way to gain backlinks for low quality sites. Most communities make it where the member has to be registered long enough to use a signature to curb abuse.
Lastly, if you enjoy going to anime conventions, considering taking business cards. Cards can be printed at home, or purchased in bulk from printing companies online or locally. Hand out cards to cosplayers after taking their picture so they can find their photo after the event. Business cards can also be left at designated tables for fan organizations. Don’t forget to include any links social network accounts, along with the blog’s URL, of course!
BONUS: Attending Anime Cons as a Press Member
Another option long after your blog has taken off is gaining access to an anime con as a press member. Doing this allows you get free entry to the convention, and a chance for one-on-one interviews with industry guests, as well as early access to convention events. This works very well for both the event and yourself, as both parties will be getting free exposure for continued growth.
Anime webmasters looking to further promote their content should consider AniBroad, an upcoming anime social network by fans, for fans to promote and share their favorite bookmarks relating to the anime fandom. Visit http://anibroad.net/register to sign up and start broadcasting!
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People love free stuff. This is why there are many folks who wish to download anime videos for free. The question is whether they do exist and what are the implications of getting hold of these videos? We will answer these questions as we explore the whole arena of downloading anime videos for free.
In a sentence, free videos for anime do exist. There are probably a handful of English anime fansubs available online for free. Basically, fansubs are the translated version of original Japanese cartoon videos. These are produced by fan groups and distributed for downloading. Be careful when you download anime videos at such sites. I will explain why.
Firstly, while it is free, you really have no idea if these are licensed copies. If they are not which I often suspect at those self-run sites put up by a few anime enthusiasts, you can get into tons of trouble especially with the law. Another issue that often plagues these free download sites is the lack of a secured downloading environment.
It is quite common for your computer to be exposed to a host of viruses, adware, spyware and other forms of malware. In minor cases, your computers only suffer a slow down. In serious cases, your hard drive may just die on you and you lose all your important documents. When these happen, you got to spend money getting a professional computer technician or replace your hard drive. All the reformatting and loss of confidential and personal documents make it not worthwhile to download anime videos at these free fan sites.
Since there are paid anime sites that are offering you unlimited access to the latest and even oldest anime videos for less than the price of a 4-episode Anime DVD, why go through the trouble and risk? These download services contain huge databases, often with more than a few hundred complete Japanese cartoon series with English subtitles and multi-language features available for downloading. Anyone can find anything from the old classics to the latest release. There are also multi-genres of videos available.
Anyone who is keen to find out a thing or two about where you can download anime videos of the latest and complete editions can check out my anime blog.
Join thousands of Anime fans as they download anime videos at the most popular anime downloading site. Also, read another popular article on where to download anime videos instantly for pennies.
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Working with animals can be a great way to make a small side income. In some cases, you can even make enough to give up your day job. So if you are an animal lover, and are looking to make a bit of extra cash on the side, then consider the following 15 tips!
Tip 1: Offer to walk people’s dogs: If you are looking to create a little side income you can offer your services as a dog walker.
Tip 2: Dog sitter: If people are going on holiday offer to look after their dog.
Tip 3: Cat sitter: One of our friends has set up cat cages (including running areas) to look after cats when people are on holidays. It makes a nice little side income, and they get to enjoy the company of other cats.
Tip 4: Wash and clip animals: Offer your services as an animal groomer and you will make a small little side income. Remember…word of mouth is the best form of advertisement.
Tip 5: Become a pet chauffeur: A lot of pet owners, especially the elderly, find it difficult to take their animals to the vet. You can help them out, and earn a few extra dollars on the side by offering this service.
Tip 6: Become a yard cleaner: A lot of pet owners don’t like picking up their pets mess. If you offer to pick up the pets mess, you can stand to make quite a bit of money. Once you get going you can set up regular times and schedules.
Tip 7: Check your pet into a model agency: You never know your dog or cat (or other pet for that matter) could be the next big thing on the big screen, or at least in a supermarket catalogue. You won’t know if you don’t try!
Tip 8: Aquarium cleaning: People love fish but not the hassle of cleaning their fish tank. This is where you come in. With a small amount of equipment (tank vacuum and some clean sponges you can quite easily clean a fish tank. You can even take this to the next level by testing water and the like.
Tip 9: Breed rabbits or Guinea Pigs: There is still some money to be made in breeding rabbits and guinea pigs. Do your research and ascertain what breeds are popular and suited to your local area.
Tip 10: Breed mice: This one is not for the faint hearted. There are many people that buy mice; unfortunately they are generally used as food for snakes or other animals. So if you can handle this thought then find some suitable prospects and let your mice do the rest.
Tip 11: Breed fish: This takes a bit more to set up, but can definitely be financially rewarding. Choosing fish with a higher retail value, as well as those that are quite hardy and can handle a variety of water environments, is generally a better bet.
Tip 12: Make bird seed bars: These are relatively easy to make (check out the Internet for some ideas) and can be sold at markets.
Tip 13: Invest in pet stocks: Pet stocks generally do pretty well. If you see a company out there that is constantly supplying good products and that is always in demand, then see if you can invest in it.
Tip 14: Milk animals: Yes this is completely outside of the box, but some people out there make very good livings by milking spider venom (one person has a basement full of 5000 safely enclosed spiders, and with the aid of carbon dioxide (to knock out the spider for a bit), milks the venom and then sells it to pharmacy labs. Definitely not for everyone!
Tip 15: Write an animal blog: If you are a knowledgeable person on a particular animal topic, then set up a blog for free, write about specific topics and put Google AdSense on the site.
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If you are an animal lover, particularly of the canine sort, then you are just the person I am looking for. This blog is for you. As dog lovers, we must ban together. There are so many ‘doggie don’ts’ that I would like to raise your awareness of, as well as ‘doggie do’s’ that I’d also like to talk with you about. This is the purpose of this blog. I aim to be the voice of dogs who are being treated in the most despicable ways. Animal abuse and negligence is far more rampant than you can imagine. I call these ‘doggie don’ts’. Then on the flip side, there are those of you true animal lovers, who also deserve to be recognized. I intend to do so here.
First, let me share a little bit about myself and how I came to be a dog lover. It is only recently that I kindled a passion for dogs. Actually, this happened accidentally. As I was TV surfing, I ran across a program called ‘Its Me or the Dog’ and decided to check it out. It is the stories of dog-trainer Victoria Stilwell as she trains the most badly behaved and problematic dogs. Such as dogs with no potty training who poop all over the house. Or dogs that are aggressive and have actually bitten people, etc. It was actually amazing to me how she managed to totally change these dogs behaviors using positive reward training techniques. But she did. Hence, my curiosity concerning dogs became piqued. So I continued to watch. I would also suggest that you watch as well.
Its Me or the Dog is but only one of the animal programs that are on the network ‘Animal Planet’. The ‘Animal Planet’ network is teeming with all type of animal information. Name your pet, and Animal Planet has it. I found that I am an animal lover of all kinds, but what put my love for dogs in the forefront was watching the American Kennel Club dog shows, which is also on the Animal Planet Network. It was here that my love for dogs exploded. I will get into more details about this later in my future posts. This is simply the introduction to my blogging topic. But I have some magnificent stories to share on this subject, which I categorize as my ‘doggie do’s’.
What I would like to do here, is to connect with as many dog and animal lovers as I can, universally, to make a stance. To speak out against the mistreatment of dogs in any way, and to commend those animal and dog lovers who are exemplary pet owners. They deserve some recognition too. Don’t you think so? Ultimately, I would like for us to form a foundation that supports animal and dog shelters or other causes that give their lives to the protection of defenseless animals. I will also be speaking of many of these in my future posts.
So in conclusion, I will say again, this blog is a cyber call to dog and animal lovers everywhere. Please join with me in an effort to be the voice of dogs being abused and neglected, who, of course, can not speak for themselves. And lets make a ‘world’ of difference. If you are in my corner in this, please feel free to post your opinions, comments, ideas or dog stories here. Your interaction is very much appreciated.
You may check out my blog here at http://DogsDoandDonts-paceorlando.blogspot.com
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Here are millions of new bloggers come to the Internet with their fresh blogs. At the first view, it’s quite impossible to attract any visitors to your sites since you can’t figure out how many blogs similar to yours are born at the same time. Even if someone comes to your site, possibly he will decide to leave or stay after a quick scan at your homepage in few seconds. So how can you seize the chance of the few seconds to make him stay?>?
Forget the highlight on text, odd website design or funny images. You audiences have already been immune to these tricks. In that case, why not let your blogs active with Flash animations?
In the following paragraphs you will get familiar with how to have Flash animations to boost your blog in three steps.
What things to prepare for Flash animations? Collecting materials will be a quite big problem. There are three solutions to gather and make materials for your Flash movies.
1. Download images from image hosting sites. Many image sites like Flickr and Google Image offer libraries of images. However, some of them are copyright protected, so you should send request to the original owners of the image and ask if it’s OK to use the image on your blog.
2. Capture screen of your blog. Use screen capture tools to gather some key point image you want to show at homepage. There are also some add-ons offering screen capture features like Screengrab in Firefox browser.
3. Record video clips. For how-to or presentation theme blogs, you can add a short demo video. You use camera to record a self introduction video, or just make screencast with screen recording software like Camstudio (free) or DemoCreator (with video editing features).
How to make Flash animations? Once you finish collecting all resources, it’s the time to start making Flash animations. Here we offer you two ways, depending on different end users for different demands.
1. Generate Flash with Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is the world leading Flash producing software which allows you to make amazing Flash animations. However, it’s not freeware and you might spend long time to master it, so it’s only recommended to those professional webmasters and bloggers.
2. Use PowerPoint and PowerPoint converters combination. PowerPoint is much common and easier to use for general users, compared with Adobe Flash. You can create a new slide show and insert all objects you collect into it. By adding animation effect and object decoration, you can also make a vivid slide show. Then convert the PowerPoint into Flash-based file with some PowerPoint to Flash converters like PPT2Flash.
How to publish your Flash animations? You should spread your Flash movies as wide as possible, increasing more chances people would watch it and find your blog. One thing you have to know is that many websites and blog platforms accept their specific video formats, but you don’t have to worry since the PPT converter mentioned can handle it easily.
1. Upload Flash to Google Site. You can use PPT2Flash to save your PowerPoint as SWF file which is allowed to upload to Google Site. Remember to leave your blog link at video description bar so people can come to your blog by clicking the links.
2. Embed Flash in your blog. WordPress is one of the most popular blog publishing platforms which offers many customized features to create your unique blog. You can upload Flash file or paste the SWF URL to WordPress and it will appear at your homepage.
Conclusion Hope this article will help you increase your blog traffic and attract more visitors by making your own Flash animations. With the help of screen capture and PowerPoint to Flash conversion tools, there won’t be so many difficulties to make your blog stand out from the crowd. If you have any new ideas, please share to us, too.
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