Archive for May, 2012

5 Natural Ways to Fall Asleep

One of the most frustrating things in your daily routine is the inability to fall asleep easily. If you are a toss and turn-er you know exactly the frustrating feeling you get when preparing for bed. Here are 5 ways to naturally fall asleep without trying expensive medicines and time consuming tricks:

Do not exercise before bed: Avoid doing any exercise to close to bedtime. Exercising increases your blood flow and increases your heart rate and body reacts by having more energy. Try to keep your exercising at least 4 hours before you bed time to prevent difficulty in falling asleep. In fact it is said that doing at least 20 minutes of stretching before bed time can be helpful in relaxing your body and preparing it for sleep.

Avoid eating and drinking right before bed: Typically your body takes a bit to digest any food and if you are a late dinner eater, your body may be too busy trying to digest your food than trying to fall asleep. Stop eating 3 to 4 hours before bedtime. This goes with saying drinking alcohol or any liquids that contain caffeine does not aid you sleeping habits and can lead to a restless night.

No television before bed: Watching television while in bed can be very distracting when it comes to your body trying to fall asleep. The noises and lights can cause your brain to over think when you need it to relax. So next time leave the television watching in the living room before getting into bed. Try reading a book in bed before falling asleep.

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Room temperature: Our bodies sleep best when the room is at a cooler temperature. A good temperature to set the thermostat at is 65 to 72 degrees. When your body temperature drops it helps your body slip more easily into sleep. Anything, too warm can be uncomfortable and cause you to move around making it harder to fall asleep.

Use noise machines: There are plenty of noise machines and apps for your smartphones that offer sleep aids. A soft calming noise like a rainstorm, ocean waves or ‘white noise’ can help you tune out all distractions and lull you to sleep. Most of these machines and apps come with a timer so that you are able to set up it as long as you need.

Whenever it comes to your health you must always consult your doctor for opinion and help. These tricks are all about how you prepare for bed; avoid distractions and the environment you sleep in. Try these out and sweet dreams!

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Nancy Parker was a professional nanny and she loves to write about wide range of subjects like health, Parenting, Child Care, and Babysitting, full time nanny tips etc. You can reach her @ nancy.parker015@gmail.com.

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Google Penguin: The Only Penguin Doing SEO

 What Is The Google Penguin?

google penguinNo, it’s not an adorable penguin that waddles around like it’s a member of Mr Popper’s Penguin tribe. It’s the new update to the Google algorithm that was officially released April 24th, 2012. It’s intention was to penalize sites for over-optimization, aka spamming. Before you get either excited or upset about this, we’re still in the early days of this so we’re not 100% sure of what the actual target for the update is. However, we have a good hunch that it’s the reason. No one likes crappy websites and the spammers that create these crappy websites.

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First off, we can start to get an understanding of this update by reading what Google officially states about it. If you read the Google Webmaster blog it says this:

“The change will decrease rankings for sites that we believe are violating Google’s existing quality guidelines. We’ve always targeted webspam in our rankings, and this algorithm represents another improvement in our efforts to reduce webspam and promote high quality content. While we can’t divulge specific signals because we don’t want to give people a way to game our search results and worsen the experience for users, our advice for webmasters is to focus on creating high quality sites that create a good user experience and employ white hat SEO methods instead of engaging in aggressive webspam tactics.”

Directly From The Google Guys

Question: “Hi Matt, could you please explain how Google’s ranking and website evaluation process works starting with the crawling and analysis of a site, crawling timelines, frequencies, priorities, indexing and filtering processes within the databases etc.” RobertvH, Munich

 

 Question: “Can you provide more details on how Google uses ‘human raters’ as part of their algorithm?” AJ Kohn, SF, CA

Now if you own a small business and your SEO provider(if you have one) is telling you that you need 100,000,000 backlinks from junky providers then you need to stop listening to them. In fact, cancel their service as soon as possible.

I’m so glad that I am in contact with the team who works with us over at Brain Smart SEO. As soon as the Penguin was released, they hosted a call that I had the pleasure of jumping on and listening to these guys talk about all things SEO. Apparently when you study SEO as much as the team does, you are already preparing and noticing that these things are happening.

These guys have already adapted our marketing plans to guarantee that our clients keep their top rankings. How cool is that?

What You Shouldn’t Do For SEO After Penguin

It used to be that you could buy a ton of backlinks from places like fiverr or other sources and load these up onto your sites.

The backlinks didn’t have to be relevant and as long as you had a bunch of them, you would outrank your opponents. To be honest, this was awesome and worked great for a while. However, now it doesn’t work quite like it used to. If you are buying thousands of poor quality links, Google is going to take this into account. They are going to actually punish you more for having an avalanche of these “poor” links.

It’s more important to have high quality and relevant links from sites that add value to your existing site.

Another aspect that is getting to be more and more important is the “social” interaction on your site. Everything from comments to interaction on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter has an effect. Every time someone clicks “Like” or “Share”, Google takes this into account. If you aren’t getting shares on your articles and posts, you need to either install a plugin that makes it easier for people to share your posts. You also need to encourage people to use these buttons and interact on your site.

What Can You Do RIGHT NOW?

One of the first things to do is get the plugin “get social” in your wordpress back office. Download and install this. Make sure you have the tweet and facebook like button and I’d recommend having the Google+ button because Google likes Google+.

Make sure you have the important links on the top of your web page. Things like “About”, “Facebook”,”Contact”,”Services” are all important and should be at the top of your web site.

The #1 thing to do is to get a subscription to SYNND. SYNND is a way to get the likes, tweets, etc rolling right off the bat. It’s recommended that you create really good content that deserves to get shared in the first place. The problem with this for most web sites is that people don’t always have that extra boost or spark to get the social media shares rolling. This gives your post social proof, and subconsciously makes more people want to share it with their friends/followers.

Another must do is press releases for your site. If you go to PRWeb.com you can buy some press releases and have them shared. Make sure you write news-worthy posts so that they really should be put out as a press release. When your press release is shared among different news sites (along with a link back to your site) you have the opportunity to get a ton of traffic back to your website. The backlinks from this press release will be great for you.

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You can do nothing and hope that Google goes back to stuff that used to work. (Good luck with that)

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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