While everybody else still writes about another “Google Slap”, and how it affects their businesses, I think I have written enough about this. Check out my previous post, if you are interested. Today I want to write about another theme, which is vastly important to any business.
What does this term mean to you?
Where does Customer Service start for you?
Where does it end?
Your answer will depend on the type of your business. If you sell ice cream on the beach, your idea of customer service might just be to give away some extra tissues for free. If you sell information products like e-books, you may offer an easy way for customers to get a refund. If you sell custom made solutions of any sort, your service itself might be the customer service to your customers (without them even knowing that there is one).
Goggle has reduced the PageRank of major, quality blogs by 2. You find the whole list in those posts that I have linked above. Enough comments and articles about this already.
By bringing in the Alexa Rank and compare it with Google PageRank I want to show, what this is all about.
At first, it is just an arbitrary number chosen by some company (Google, Amazon). Whenever those companies decide to change, how they calculate these numbers, it proves again, that they are just arbitrary numbers.
Who is doing this “Rapid Paced Blogging Experiment” and the Blog reviews? It's a guy named Fank Carr at his OpTempo.com (↑) Blog.
It's astonishing to watch him post more articles in a day than others write in one or two weeks or even one month. Frank has written on his About Page that his goal is to write at least 10 quality articles each day.
He is posting on a wide range of topics — from celebrity, offbeat-news, commentary on general topics to how-to articles and Internet of course, but he even can write well about philosophical concerns.
His articles and posts about the Internet caught my attention though somewhere. Now I remember, it was on Pat B. Doyle's (↑) Blog. Frank wrote a Blog review for her. That's how I found him.
I liked the review and because Frank is currently offering to write reviews, I contacted him. Not only are his reviews well structured and valuable, he writes them for free right now in order to promote his new Blog.
What I mean is quite simple: “Does your Money work for you?” Most people will answer “No, I am working for money!”
A pure capitalist will say that you need to pile up a lot of money, before you can retire and enjoy watching your pile of money continue to grow. So start to save early and once you have a nice sum, let's say 1 or better 2 million British £ Pounds(*) you take it to the bank, invest it in a great business. And …
… The alarm clock is ringing. It was a dream, now you get up, dress, and go to work — for money? In a very good month you are saving 200 or 300 £ (which probably is quite good), but again the next month, there is nothing left at the end of the month.
You quickly see that you need to follow a systematic approach on how to pile up a nice sum and get it to work for you.
Professional Blogger Chris Garrett has written an excellent series of articles about “Making Real Money Online” this week. He is not only a gifted writer, so check out his series:
Check out those articles and say “Hello” from me at Chris's.
John W. Furst
(*) I picked British Pound, because they simply buy much more right now. The story feels even better, then. I would love to take in more Pounds than Dollars nowadays. Well I am working on it and there is Euros, too.
Welcome to the October 23, 2007 edition #25 of the Carnival Of Small Business Issues.
My name is John and I am your host. As you can see I have branded this edition as “The Canarian Edition”, because that's from where it originates today — from the beautiful island with eternal spring: Tenerife/Spain. Although the European Union reaches that far to the Southwest politically, I consider myself breathing, living and working in Africa.
Some say that you can spot the African coast about 270 kilometers in Southeast direction from the peak of Mount Teide (some 3850 meters above sea level) on clear days. I did not check, if this is actually possible, but whenever I had climbed up there it was too humid for sure.
Anyway, Africa has become the third continent that I am living on. It definitely helps you to grow as person and in business, when you settle down on quite different places for a while, meet different people and cultures. It helps you to “clear” your mind and vision from all those distraction and obligations that you have been told they were important, but they are not.
Lets stop the small talk and get into todays collection of articles right away.