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Many young web professionals and blogger, does not remember the time of Dot-com boom. I personally started with Internet marketing right after “dot-com boom” in 1999, just 2 years before the “dot-com bubble” burst. Dot-Com Before and Now Well, I don't think that there are many similarities with dot-com bubble in 2001 and right now. Mainly the problem at that time was related to stock dropping, due to fact that stock market around dot-com companies simply went deep into the ocean, there were insane investments before and now, probably the only similarity. Nowadays a lot of money are going again through venture capitals, angel investments and crowdfunding into Internet business. Digits (yeah digits, there are not so many printed money and gold) are looking more like “international phone numbers” that to real money. Knowing how production economy is suffering and knowing how non-producing - “services” and “entertainment” businesses grow in comparison, make it easy to think that time for 2nd “dot-com boom” will produce “big bang”. Time and Reasons for Burst The time is coming and most likely it will happen at the end of 2014 or beginning of 2015. There are many good reasons for this. Don't take my words...
For a very long time, I avoid visiting webmaster forums or online marketing forums. There are many reasons behind this, but in this article I will point one major problem that I've mentioned in previous posts. Everybody is aware of Google and Matt Cutts statement - “Decay of Guest Blogging”, but there is another thing that should be mentioned! Decay of Webmaster Forums It is not usual to write only negative about particular topic, but this time, I simply couldn't find a single positive point to emphasize. It seems that it is a “wave” or a trend that match some ideas of entropy and that everything is going into chaos. In particular webmaster forums seems to suffer in terms of quality. Lack of Serious Topics and Questions Nothing new about it, in the last 4-5 years barely can find any serious discussion at any of the top online marketing forums. Nor can find a question to answer. It seems that only questions that reappear again and again are “What is SEO”, “What is HTML”, “What is email marketing”, “What is link building”, “What is the best CMS”, etc... These are not questions, but whole branches of webmaster related issues.... Well, certainly...
I am happy to announce latest feature at WebmaisterPro – freelancer platform. We've published the feature last week and performed beta testing and fine tuning. During the weekend 3rd-4th of May, 2014 our team have completed beta testing and WebmaisterPro Freelancer is ready to use! Benefits of WebmaisterPro Freelancer Platform is for both freelancers that are looking for jobs and companies that would like to outsource work. In addition, even if you are not a freelancer, but represent a company, you have an excellent opportunity to show your work, upload your portfolio, screenshots/photographs/graphics of previous work and list your skills. This platform is specially dedicated to web related services – SEO, SEM, SMO, graphic design, web development, web design, graphic design, article writing, etc... For Freelancers Display your portfolio within WebmaisterPro social network Bid on projects with few clicks Get ratings and review on your work Make money For Buyers Outsource work easily Get job done for a fraction of its cost Discover trusted freelancers For Freelancers and Buyers Secured payment methods Good exposure in search engines, social media profiles and our social network Public clarification board Private messaging How to Start with WebmaisterPro Freelancer Due to nature of this feature,...
A while ago, I've discovered that a lot of blog posts from WebmaisterPro have been duplicated by Chinese website tuicool.com.About few months ago, I've submitted copyright infringement to DMCA and Google, but in 2014 nothing have changed and TuiCool continues to duplicate our content. Most of my links submitted to Dzone.com portal have crawled and duplicated 100% by TuiCool.com. How to Deal Content Theft? I wish there is an easy answer to this question, unfortunately there isn't. One of the ways to deal with content theft is to submit copyright removal request at Google's DMCA-Dashboard. The second option is to submit DMCA request to the hosting company. Though it this case with TuiCool the host is based in China in there copyright issues doesn't mean anything, however still waiting for reply from ocn.net.cn . I've also submitted a question to Google Webmaster's Help and let's hope that TuiCool will be deindexed completely. I hope that Dzone will try to find a solution of this problem and somehow blog TuiCool from scraping the RSS. I bet, that If I submit this link to Dzone, they will steal the content again! Await updates on this post!
The latest feature at WebmaisterPro – international crowdfunding platform dedicated to creative web project, mobile applications, IT projects and software bug solving. If you are new to crowd funding (often spelled crowdfunding) or don't understand the term well, I will offer a clarification. This is a process in which individuals or companies pool money fund projects initiated by other people or organizations. Funding Model WebmaisterPro crowdfunding platform offer KiA option (Keep it All), which literally mean that we offer flexible funding campaigns. Even if your campaign doesn't reach the goal, the raised funds will be transferred to your Paypal or bank account. The options for campaigns are flexible – donations, non-commercial and equity crowdfunding. Why Crowdfunding at WebmaisterPro? Our platform isn't unique, interface is very similar with some of the top websites like IndieGogo and Kickstarter.The main difference is that WebmaisterPro Crowdfunding feature is dedicated to websites, mobile applications, software, creative web projects of any kind and social networks. Often (nearly 95%) of web projects at other crowdfunding websites remain invisible due to large number of non-web projects. That's the main reason, we've decided to allocate resources and build this platform. Dreams Depend on Money, Sometimes! Do you have website or...
Freelancer.com is probably one of the most popular freelancer tasks website. A bit of history first – actually the Aussie company started as “ GetAFreelancer” and in 2009 they changed the name to Freelancer.com. This maneuver happened few years after the establishment. This was quite interesting turn and from this point the invasion have started! In 2011 EUFreelance.com was acquired by Freelancer, Swedish Magnus Tibell founder EUFreelance in 2004. The next to come was Freelancer.de again in 2011, though the terms of the deal was not disclosed at the time. Actually Freelancer.de closed doors completely after this deal. Then Freelancer.com turned berserk, the list is so long and leading companies like: LimeExchange, Scriptlance.com, Freelancer.co.uk, Webmaster-talk.com and there may be more. Most recent news are that Ukrainian digital marketplace – Fantero.com was also acquired, though again I couldn't find details on the deal. Yesterday, I've got the newsletter from Warrior forum. One of the biggest and most trusted forum community for webmasters and entrepreneurs was bought for $3.2 million dollars. Half of the listed companies and website do not anymore. Do you think that warriorforum.com will follow the same destiny? Probably! Who is next? Are there only 2 companies in the world...
Hi WebmaisterPro friends! Almost 3 years since WebmaisterPro project have started! A lot of on-go testing and strategies have been implemented during this time and I personally think that it is time to find co-founder of WebmaisterPro.WebmaisterPro is Looking for Co-Founder/Partner There are few features that are on the list of "to come", but unfortunately budget is limited. WebmaisterPro is seriously looking for co-founder or investors that are interested to become part of management. This is serious proposal for serious people only. This web project holds huge potential since day 1, though during most of the time, I have been one man band. Change of Business ModelUnfortunately this non-commercial model can not continue any longer and WebmaisterPro is slowly moving to different business model. In the next couple of months, we will introduce different levels of premium membership.This step is related to reducing web spam, especially in our webmaster's blog. If you are interested to become co-founder or investor in this challenge, please contact me. I will be able to provide you with more details regarding business plan and ROI. Kind regards,KalFounder and CEO, WebmaisterPro
Due to fact that WebmaisterPro is user content driven social network, we've received warning in Google Webmaster Tools on 20th of March 2014. Obviously user generated content was not the main reason. Many members of WebmaisterPro submit quality articles linked to official sources, unfortunately many submit “garbage” blog posts, with main purpose of link building, even probably link selling! Actually, I have figure out that something is not quite right on 18th of March (2 days before receiving penalty). Practically, I was already prepared with appropriate action. On 20th of March, few hours before I read the news regarding MyBlogGuest, I used to know that Google will not stop here and actually WebmaisterPro is one of the probable targets. We've got the warning message and 5 minutes later, I've pushed WebmaisterPro “security” update and submit reconsideration request. It was quite strange that only the website PR was affected, but actually all SERP was standing, even during the Google penalty period, SERP were intact and WebmaisterPro even achieved higher rankings (probably due to another algorithmic update) About 30 minutes ago, we've received a new message in Google Webmaster Tools that manual action and penalty are revoked. So it took about 5 days...