It’s fact that Internet has greatly changed our way of life in many aspects. The way of doing business is no exception. Online business breaks the limitation of time and space and becomes very popular among modern people.
Different with the traditional business, online you can’t see when a visitor comes to your store, let alone saying hello to them. You can only wait the customer to send an email to you or give you a call; then you have an opportunity to establish a relationship with the visitor, otherwise, you even don’t know someone has visited your shop. So it’s very urgent for online businesses to find a way to engage website visitors.
Advertisers fully maximize the internet in promoting particular products. This may be advantageous to the commercial sector, but it is not always the case especially for those working with computers like me. Ads eat up load browsing time and make it hard for me to find significant web content. That is why when I found out about ad blocking applications, like Chrome AdBlock, I immediately tried them.
My work mainly involves lots of researching and reading online and with ads popping on the web pages I browse, it is very annoying and even disturbing most especially when meeting up deadlines. Moreover, ads slow down browsing load time and affects work productivity. Adblock proved to be a trademark of Firefox web browser. This is because Firefox’s popularity can be partly accredited to its adblock extension. Now, Google Chrome has its own set of ad blocking programs; and here are some of the best adblock for Chrome web browser.
For many people, blogging is an outlet of emotions, information, and even opportunities. In fact, blogging has become a hobby that people are making new posts every now and then. Online business owners are also setting up blogs to reach their target market with relative ease. If you are planning to set up a blog, keep in mind that visibility is highly crucial.
Think of blog visibility as the ‘life force’ of your blog. Everyday, thousands of blogs are becoming dormant because their bloggers often fail to connect to large groups of people. There are many ways to avoid this dilemma. One of the simple ways you can take is to install a chat box that can engage your visitors in real-time. A simple chat box that you can use is Chatwing.
The Chatwing chat box is all about ‘improved web communication.’ It has a purple theme that is totally relaxing to the eye, but you can set different colors for the chat boxes you are planning to use. Primarily, Chatwing is built for bloggers but it is versatile enough to be used for different purposes such as online marketing, social media expansion, business launching assistance, and even casual friend search.
Zoho’s collection of online tools has seen quite an improvement over the past few years. In some ways it is even comparable to the powerful and sophisticated Google Docs. Their Customer Relationship Management is not quite up to standard, but the Zoho CRM Professional Edition does offer a very affordable system which is particularly useful for Google Apps users as well as current Zoho clients.
The free version includes automation for customer support, marketing and sales, including Web forms, forecasting and reporting. The Professional version comes with increased options such as management of inventory, workflow, security and custom data, for $12 a month per user. For $25 a month per user, the Enterprise version also includes data manipulation tools, autoresponders and Web tabs.
While some vendors might need the extended capabilities of the Enterprise version, the Professional offers the best value for money for most small and medium businesses. The price can go up significantly if you need to opt for the plug-ins for Office, Outlook and Zoho Mail – these can cost you an extra $3 to $5 per user monthly. You can however at anytime choose to downgrade, upgrade or cancel services, and the cost is still reasonable in comparison to other CRM apps such as Salesforce.com Professional, at $30 a month per user. (more…)