There are several times when you have used the registry scanners to repair your registry and for enhancing the performance of the computer. Many of your friends might have suggested that spending money on commercially available software is a waste of money and may have advocated use of pirated software. These pirated registry scanners can be installed through the internet by making use of the cracked password. Very often, this actually works but still it is not correct to use. Also people in the practice of doing such things often underestimate the utility of using the original authenticated and complete version of the software.
Forgive me for starting with a not-very-clever rewording of an old saying, but today “almost all news is good news” when you are trying to generate visibility for your company or organization. I’m going to tell you how to create valuable news releases from information that you might not think has value and get it published.
What do I mean by “almost all news is good news”? That just about any news can be turned into content for online and offline publications, gaining valuable visibility for your business or organization.
Traditional news releases — or press releases as they used to be called back when real presses were used by real news organizations to print news – had to vie for limited space on a printed page. Typically, that limited newsworthiness to stories about new products or services, new technologies, or major organizational news.
Today, however, the concept of “news” has changed dramatically. Publishing space is virtually unlimited and publishers hungry for content. The lines have blurred between so-called “real” news organizations such as newspapers, magazines, and broadcast news outlets and “new media” such as online citizen-journalism sites, blogs, e-letters, and news aggregator services. Today, many of the stumbling blocks have disappeared that were once between people generating news and the outlets that published it. It’s easier than ever now to get your news published in a variety of places. The trick is writing something that will be of enough interest for someone to pick it up and publish it.
Picking a topic
There are more things to write a news release about than you might think, starting with the obvious: a new product or service, openings and closings, restructurings (partnerships, mergers and acquisitions), and employee/staff news. These topics generally can be considered “hard” news and worthy of broad distribution, when possible.
There are a host of other topics, however, that many people don’t think to promote with a news release, but that make ideal “soft” news releases. These topics include trade show and conference appearances, awards, business anniversaries, new client wins, capital equipment purchases, and new capabilities. While a business publication editor may consider these topics too self-serving to warrant publication, there are still good reasons to write a release on them, as you will shortly see.
Creating your own news.
Don’t think you have enough news, hard or soft, to write about? Then think about creating your own news. Develop a simple industry or customer survey, publish the results on your website, and write a news release about it.
Write a report. Interview key personnel in your organization and your industry trade association about your market or industry and publish their insights. Then write a release about the key findings, announcing the availability of the report for download on your website. With a little thought, you should be able to come up with several ways to create your own news.
Writing a news release
Now you need to write about your topic. Remember that this is news, not advertising, and an editor is going to judge whether it’s worth publishing. Avoid jargon and using phrases such as “industry leading”, “number one”, “unique”, and any other terms that smack of self-serving advertising.
Lead with all the important information in the first paragraph, starting with the topic, the company, and why your news is important. Traditionally, this is known as the “five W’s and the H” – who, what, where, when, why, and how. Keep sentences simple and paragraphs short.
Add the details to the middle portion, or body, of your release and finish with what’s called the “boilerplate” – the standard information about your company or organization, including basic description, locations, and web address. If your company is big enough it can even include the number of employees, subsidiary information, and stock ticker symbol if it’s publicly traded.
Distributing a news release
Here comes the fun part – getting the word out so the right people see it. If your market is fairly small, you might be able to put together your own distribution list based on trade publications and industry organizations (here’s a tip for finding the right people on their websites: drill down to the Contact Us section, often a button in the footer at the very bottom of the page – key personnel and their email addresses are often listed there). It takes a little legwork, but it’s worth it because you will have a concise, up-to-date list of exactly the people you need to reach. Just remember to update it periodically.
If your company has important news with wider appeal, consider using one of the many paid news distribution services such as PR Newswire, PRWeb, or BusinessWire. These services can charge several hundred dollars or more per release, depending on the distribution you need, but they are worth it. Thousands of on- and off-line publications subscribe to these services to receive news releases, increasing your chances of getting seen by the right editors and audiences.
There are also many free online release distribution services that are worth looking into but too numerous to list completely here. Some of the more popular ones include PR.com, Webwire, PRZoom, Clickpress.com, and 24-7 Press Release.com. These types of distribution services are especially useful for distributing “soft news” releases such as business anniversaries, tradeshow appearances, and survey or report availabilities; releases designed to get your organization’s name in front of a wider audience of e-letter editors, bloggers, and other publishers with news that may not be “newsy” enough for, say, a trade publication or business page editor.
Soft news releases also make ideal content for your website. They provide significant, search-engine-optimizable text and other features attractive to search engines and potential customers. They are also a great way to refresh your site content on a regular basis. Even if you never distribute your company’s tenth anniversary release to a news service, you should definitely write one to put on your website.
So there you have it. The secret to getting noticed with news releases is to write about everything that can be considered news about your company or organization – not just new products or services. Be creative. Create your own news with surveys and reports. Distribute your releases appropriately. Pay to distribute the most critical and newsworthy ones, distribute soft news releases using free online distribution services, and be sure to add all of them to your website.
Experienced traders recognize the effects of global changes on Foreign Exchange (Forex/FX) markets, stock markets and futures markets. Factors such as interest rate decisions, inflation, retail sales, unemployment, industrial productions, consumer confidence surveys, business sentiment surveys, trade balance and manufacturing surveys affect currency movement. While traders could monitor this information manually using traditional news sources, profiting from automated or algorithmic trading utilizing low latency news feeds is an often more predictable and effective trading method that can increase profitability while reducing risk.
The faster a trader can receive economic news, analyze the data, make decisions, apply risk management models and execute trades, the more profitable they can become. Automated traders are generally more successful than manual traders because the automation will use a tested rules-based trading strategy that employs money management and risk management techniques. The strategy will process trends, analyze data and execute trades faster than a human with no emotion. In order to take advantage of the low latency news feeds it is essential to have the right low latency news feed provider, have a proper trading strategy and the correct network infrastructure to ensure the fastest possible latency to the news source in order to beat the competition on order entries and fills or execution.
How Do Low Latency News Feeds Work?
Low latency news feeds provide key economic data to sophisticated market participants for whom speed is a top priority. While the rest of the world receives economic news through aggregated news feeds, bureau services or mass media such as news web sites, radio or television low latency news traders count on lightning fast delivery of key economic releases. These include jobs figures, inflation data, and manufacturing indexes, directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Commerce Department, and the Treasury Press Room in a machine-readable feed that is optimized for algorithmic traders.
One method of controlling the release of news is an embargo. After the embargo is lifted for news event, reporters enter the release data into electronic format which is immediately distributed in a proprietary binary format. The data is sent over private networks to several distribution points near various large cities around the world. In order to receive the news data as quickly as possible, it is essential that a trader use a valid low latency news provider that has invested heavily in technology infrastructure. Embargoed data is requested by a source not to be published before a certain date and time or unless certain conditions have been met. The media is given advanced notice in order to prepare for the release.
News agencies also have reporters in sealed Government press rooms during a defined lock-up period. Lock-up data periods simply regulate the release of all news data so that every news outlet releases it simultaneously. This can be done in two ways: “Finger push” and “Switch Release” are used to regulate the release.
News feeds feature economic and corporate news that influence trading activity worldwide. Economic indicators are used to facilitate trading decisions. The news is fed into an algorithm that parses, consolidates, analyzes and makes trading recommendations based upon the news. The algorithms can filter the news, produce indicators and help traders make split-second decisions to avoid substantial losses.
Automated software trading programs enable faster trading decisions. Decisions made in microseconds may equate to a significant edge in the market.
News is a good indicator of the volatility of a market and if you trade the news, opportunities will present themselves. Traders tend to overreact when a news report is released, and under-react when there is very little news. Machine readable news provides historical data through archives that enable traders to back test price movements against specific economic indicators.
Each country releases important economic news during certain times of the day. Advanced traders analyze and execute trades almost instantaneously when the announcement is made. Instantaneous analysis is made possible through automated trading with low latency news feed. Automated trading can play a part of a trader’s risk management and loss avoidance strategy. With automated trading, historical back tests and algorithms are utilized to select optimal entry and exit points.
Traders must know when the data will be released to know when to monitor the market. For instance, important economic data in the United States is released between 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM EST. Canada releases information between 7:00 AM and 8:30 AM. Since currencies span the globe, traders may always find a market that is open and ready for trading.
A SAMPLE of Major Economic Indicators
Consumer Price Index
Employment Cost Index
Producer Price Index
Productivity and Costs
U.S. Import and Export Prices
Employment & Unemployment
Where Do You Put Your Servers? Important Geographic Locations for algorithmic trading Strategies
The majority of investors that trade the news seek to have their algorithmic trading platforms hosted as close as possible to news source and the execution venue as possible. General distribution locations for low latency news feed providers include globally: New York, Washington DC, Chicago and London.
The ideal locations to place your servers are in well-connected datacenters that allow you to directly connect your network or servers to the actually news feed source and execution venue. There must be a balance of distance and latency between both. You need to be close enough to the news in order to act upon the releases however, close enough to the broker or exchange to get your order in ahead of the masses looking for the best fill.
Low Latency News Feed Providers
Thomson Reuters uses proprietary, state of the art technology to produce a low latency news feed. The news feed is designed specifically for applications and is machine readable. Streaming XML broadcast is used to produce full text and metadata to ensure that investors never miss an event.
Another Thomson Reuters news feed features macro-economic events, natural disasters and violence in the country. An analysis of the news is released. When the category reaches a threshold, the investor’s trading and risk management system is notified to trigger an entry or exit point from the market. Thomson Reuters has a unique edge on global news compared to other providers being one of the most respected business news agencies in the world if not the most respected outside of the United States. They have the advantage of including global Reuters News to their feed in addition to third-party newswires and Economic data for both the United States and Europe. The University of Michigan Survey of Consumers report is also another major news event and releases data twice monthly. Thomson Reuters has exclusive media rights to The University of Michigan data.
Other low latency news providers include: Need to Know News, Dow Jones News and Rapidata which we will discuss further when they make information regarding their services more available.
Examples of News Affecting the Markets
A news feed may indicate a change in the unemployment rate. For the sake of the scenario, unemployment rates will show a positive change. Historical analysis may show that the change is not due to seasonal effects. News feeds show that buyer confidence is increasing due the decrease in unemployment rates. Reports provide a strong indication that the unemployment rate will remain low.
With this information, analysis may indicate that traders should short the USD. The algorithm may determine that the USD/JPY pair would yield the most profits. An automatic trade would be executed when the target is reached, and the trade will be on auto-pilot until completion.
The dollar could continue to fall despite reports of unemployment improvement provided from the news feed. Investors must keep in mind that multiple factors affect the movement of the United States Dollar. The unemployment rate may drop, but the overall economy may not improve. If larger investors do not change their perception of the dollar, then the dollar may continue to fall.
The big players will typically make their decisions prior to most of the retail or smaller traders. Big player decisions may affect the market in an unexpected way. If the decision is made on only information from the unemployment, the assumption will be incorrect. Non-directional bias assumes that any major news about a country will create a trading opportunity. Directional-bias trading accounts for all possible economic indicators including responses from major market players.
Trading The News – The Bottom Line
News moves the markets and if you trade the news, you can capitalize. There are very few of us that can argue against that fact. There is no doubt that the trader receiving news data ahead of the curve has the edge on getting a solid short-term trade on momentum trade in various markets whether FX, Equities or Futures. The cost of low latency infrastructure has dropped over the past few years making it possible to subscribe to a low latency news feed and receive the data from the source giving a tremendous edge over traders watching television, the Internet, radio or standard news feeds. In a market driven by large banks and hedge funds, low latency news feeds certainly give the big company edge to even individual traders.
I said that I would give time travel further consideration in my paper on what Time truly is. My theory of Time dealt with time dimensions and how our concept of time is different from the reality of time. This, true time, includes the motions that we measure with time and my belief that the fourth dimension of time can actually be divided up into the 4th,5th, 6th, and 7th dimensions of time. I had to consider the possibility of time travel in that discussion, but I never made an formal claims. I have now formulated a hypothesis based upon what I believe our concept of time travel is as it relates to true time (All 4 time dimensions).
It is tempting to believe that time travel is somehow possible. I myself would be lying if I said that I wished there was no such possibility of time travel. The thought is far to tempting to want to believe anything else to the contrary. After giving it much thought, I am 99.9% sure that time travel is not possible and I base this on the following argument.
In order to fully grasp this hypothesis I must first describe how the human race perceives time. It is this perception that has lead to the belief that time travel should or could be possible. I use the analogy of the digital recorder that is so popular with Direct Television or Tivo. This technology simply digitally records a program and then allows you to access that information at any time. You can rewind during the show, fast forward up to a point, or save it to watch at another time. When we eventually watch our show, we are in a sense, traveling back in time. That is to say that a past event, the show, has been recorded and can then be played back later. This allows your mind to experience a segment of time that has already occurred. This is very much the same as how our brain works. The past is nothing more than a collection of our memories. Every event that we have experienced up until the present is stored in our brain whether we can remember it or not. This is the digital recording. Our brain has taken in information and saved it for later use. The future is nothing more than our ability to conceive of future events. I wonder what studies in the area of psychology have been done on this subject. I would have to believe that it is our past that allows our brain to conceive of a future. We know that events have happened so it is reasonable to assume that we can use the creative side of our brain to try and formulate what could happen in the future. This is slightly different from making plans. A person can plan to go to dinner on Saturday with a friend. This is simply a matter of our ability to conceive that another Saturday will come, because we have had reoccurring Saturdays in the past. So, we know that eventually it will be Saturday again. So, we plan to have dinner on that day at some predetermined time. We then commit that appointment to memory, so we can make the date. We can’t exactly count this as foretelling the future, because sometimes we forget the plans we make. By making the plans we increase the likelihood that the event will take place. I guess this leaves us with two ways our brain looks at the future. There is the creative future, where we may dream about or conceive of what events we would like to come about; and there is the Planned future, where we make a plan, commit it to memory, and try to make sure we are there to see the outcome of that future event.
This is how we conceive of our reality. We are born and our brain begins taking in all sorts of information. We commit this to memory for later use. I would assume that memory is merely a remonence of our survival instinct. It used to be that our parents would teach us the things we needed to survive. We also committed as much as we could to memory. If we didn’t then we simply died. Our parents would show us that leopards are bad. If we didn’t have the ability to commit things to memory then we may try to pet the leopard later and get eaten. That is bad. In order to survive we had to rely on our memory so that we could tell what we should or should not do based upon the situation presented to us. Fast forward thousands of years and we come to a point in our history where our standard of living has removed us from those leopard like situations. Now we are faced with a new challenge, surviving in a technological and hectic world. The new lessons are, work to get paid so we can eat and have a home. If you do not do these things then you end up homeless, starve, and die. A new set of survival information that has to be committed to memory. No other species has come as far as we have. They still have to rely on the good old leopard method or True Primal survival instincts.
Our environment and lifestyle has changed but our old abilities remain. Our ability to learn and commit things to memory is still with us. We now find ourselves faced with having to find new and varied things to commit to memory. We have education, and careers, social interactions, entertainment, sports, etc. etc. The list goes on and on. We have so much more to commit to memory and it seems that our memory and brain has adapted to allow us to handle this new life style. Our brains have grown larger and along with it our ability to cram more information in to that brain for storage. Along with all of these new things to commit to memory comes our concept of time. We can conceive of a past, because our past is committed to memory. Whether we can recall it or not, the information is still in our brain. From the day we are born we are storing this information to call upon throughout our life. We draw on these past experiences to conceive of a future or to make plans for the future. All the while the only true reality is the present. This point in time.
What I am saying is that the time line itself is nothing more than a memorized past coupled with an imagined future. That is all. The reality is that the present is all there is. In this present events are occurring all across the universe based upon the laws of physics. Events take place based upon these laws and it is why we see a cup fall to the ground and break instead of the other way around. Can you remember the last time you saw a broken cup fall upward and piece itself back together as it lands upright on the kitchen table? No, just as we have never seen a bunch of leaves fall upward and attach themselves back onto a tree. Events progress in a certain manner. Cause and Effect. If we remove human beings from the equation and look at other animals and objects. No doubt a dog has a concept of time, but do plants? Animals have a concept of time, because they need to call upon past events in order to survive emerging events. Their concept is no where near as developed as ours, I wonder how close an elephants or a dolphins concept of time is? Better still, I wonder how a chimpanzee or a gorilla conceives time? I am sure that their concept is different than ours, less evolved and more primitive. It still serves them for survival. Let us now consider a rock. What is this rocks concept of time? I would have to bet that it has no concept of time. It doesn’t need one, because a rock does not have to survive. No survival means no memory. No memory, means no concept of time let alone anything else. It is that way with any object that has no need for survival, because it is not alive. An asteroid floating through space was set upon a path based upon an interaction. If another body were to come along and strike it then that asteroid would move in some new direction until gravity or another object dictates otherwise. I assure you that the asteroid has no concept of time, of anything for that matter. It is not alive so does time not exist for that asteroid? No, time exists. It exists because the asteroid is in motion. It is undergoing a series of events that are determined by the forces that have acted upon it. Since there is motion then there is time, because the asteroids motions can be measured. I explain this concept further in my paper on my theory of time.
Another analogy I like is this; “If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?” This analogy perfectly illustrates the difference between reality and human conceptions. Does it make a sound? Yes, it does make a sound. What is the definition of sound? Webster’s New World Dictionary defines it as; 1) that which is heard, resulting from stimulation of auditory nerves by vibrations (sound waves) in the air ; 2) the distance within which a sound may be heard ; 3) the mental impression produced /the sound of his report/
The funny thing is that the above definitions are also concepts that fit within what we believe terms to mean. What I am saying is that these words I am typing would not exist if the human race did not exist. The first definition is the most useful, because it points out the difference between reality and conception. “That which is heard, resulting from stimulation of auditory nerves by vibrations” We can conclude from this that the falling tree is not heard. If no one is there to hear, than how can it be heard? What we need to consider here are the facts. A tree falls. The trunk breaking releases energy and the tree hitting the ground and anything on the way down also releases energy. This energy sets the air molecules around it in motion. This sound waves moves outward as the energy is dispersed in all directions. Eventually the sound wave will dissipate, because the energy will be lost along the way. We have to consider these two words, sound, and heard. The falling tree is not heard because no one is there to receive the sound waves. The sound waves still exist based upon how we perceive the travel of sound through the air. So, yes the falling tree makes a sound, but it is not heard.
I hope that all you have read up until this point has allowed you to attain a clearer picture of the world around us and how we perceive the world around us. The universe would still go on being the universe whether humans do or do not exist. We know the universe existed before humans so it is reasonable to assume that it would still exist if we did not. So now let us move onto the other 1%. The possibility that time travel is possible. Under what circumstances could we achieve time travel? I will start with the speed of light. The magical notion that by traveling faster than the speed of light then we will somehow be able to travel backwards or forwards in time. Light is a part of the universe, not the master of it. If we were in a ship and traveled faster than the speed of light and we were some how able to maintain our structural integrity then, what? We would get to where we were going a lot faster. We would, however; not pass through time.
Either you’ll be able to go with freelance web designers or can hire total service web designers to get your internet presence, also called website. The very first reason to have your website is your engagement with the internet. There are lots of web designers out there. So when you’re looking to locate a fantastic web designer, the very first thing you’ve got to check is designing services that are quality oriented. Most reputable web designers know not to pick an internet host simply because they’re definitely the most popular or since they supply the cheapest web hosting.
The site designer may get the job done freely or even as a member of a company which is particularly into designing proficient stores. For instance, if you want non-profit website then non-profit website designers are the ideal choice for you. Moreover, flash designs might also be incorporated within the site to make it even more alluring to the clients. Designing an eCommerce website is an extremely professional undertaking. In case the website design of your site cannot pull and convert visitors, then it means your site needs improvement.
Being an owner of a company, you should select an eCommerce web designer that could comprehend the tasks of designing an eCommerce shop. A great designer is going to know that design and SEO go hand-in-hand. They are being snatched by agencies and large projects. They are creative people that need to think out of the box. A superb web designer ought to be in a position to comprehend the emerging trends in the market, the expected changes in web design, current and future trends as well as the most recent web development tools.
Your website design provider should use the ability of Social Media Marketing. Any expert web design company would help the consumers in many respects. An excellent web design company will have great search engine optimisation skills to publicize your website. It’s always preferable to opt for a great web design company that comprises of dedicated and seasoned employees.
So as to create a web site or an internet presence, one wants to employ a website design company. Also, make certain that the website design company ought to have a group of experienced web designers, developers, programmers and testers etc so that you are able to secure all kinds of services under one roof. A seasoned web design company is going to have a good portfolio of internet sites that they’ve created for different customers. New web design businesses are springing up all of the moment, but don’t be tricked by shiny sites loudly proclaiming their amazing services.
The Advantages of eCommerce Web Designers
The Web lets us market our services and products any place in the Earth, but to be able to actually earn a sale, we have to set a relationship that generates a sufficient amount of trust, confidence, loyalty and passion. Environmentally-friendly web hosting is getting more and more popular for business web sites appearing to implement an eco-policy. To rival a number of the biggest bands on the planet, websites have allowed bands the capacity to grow massive online fan bases through pay per view. The site ought to be downloaded as fast as possible. For example, the site of a company making and selling luxury goods needs to seem luxurious also.
If all the sites look alike there’s hardly any chance of the visitor remembering a specific website. Your website ought to have the ideal architecture with easy navigational keys. To acquire the excellent traffic at the site, it is necessary to create the website attractive. First and foremost you must seek out the video sites that will supply you the resources to make your own video. It is due to the fact that the site has to be unique. An eCommerce website is as fantastic as a digital store. eCommerce websites are designed in order to do the business needs.
A specialist site designer if technically sound enough may give a wholly different get until the site. A web site is your internet address which aids you reach customers in every corner of earth, no matter which corner you’re sitting in. In different cases you may employ your website for a lead generation tool where you don’t conduct financial transactions online. Yeah it’s true, your website is online but still you want to give a fantastic customer service online. There are several kinds of websites like eCommerce sites, social media sites, template-based sites, CSS websites and several more.
The Basics of eCommerce Web Designers
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Blog is the condensed name for a “weblog” or “web log”.
Blogging is the action you perform when you make a post to a web log or blog, comment on a previous blog post or maintain a blog. Many people who make posts to a blog on a regular basis are referred to as bloggers.
Basically, a blog is an online journal where you can post your thoughts, observations and comments about a particular topic that the weblog covers. A blog is just a simple web page that has chunks of information called posts added to them on a regular basis. Depending on how it was setup by the person maintaining the blog, the posts can be all on one page forcing visitors to scroll down, or each post will have its own individual web page. When you are blogging and visiting different blogs, you will see the most recent posts first at the top of the web page.
The Uses of Blogging
Online personal journals were some of the first blogs. Individuals used their computers and the technology of the internet to make entries into their journals rather than the traditional method of keeping a pen and paper journal. Blogs are primarily categorized as personal since many of them are online journals but today many blogs are used for a variety of purposes. Businesses are starting to use blogs as a way to provide information about their products and services. Politicians are using blogs to communicate with their constituents. Musicians and other entertainers are using blogging as a means to stay in touch with their fans as they tour. The list goes on.
Often, blogging is a way for you the individual to post a comment on a particular news item or subject such as politics, world or local news events, hobbies, entertainment etc. The topics covered in a blog are endless, and many times controversial and volatile. Sometimes one simple post can lead to a flood of additional comments and many have gone so far as to gain national attention by being mentioned in the news media.
Blogging Software and Services
Originally, blog posts are mostly text based. However, changes in internet technology and online services have given rise to other ways to make posts such as using video and audio (also known as podcasting). Now today a typical blog will have a combination of text, photos, video, and audio as well as links to other blogs and websites that are related to the topic of the blog.
Blogging has taken off and grown in popularity over the years. Now, a blog can be setup in a matter of minutes with little or no cost. There are varieties of hosting sites that will allow you to setup a blog free, and many web hosts now offer ways to quickly and easily install a variety of blogging software such as WordPress or MoveableType.
Along with quickly setting up a blog, many of the free online blogging services easily provide ways to allow you to make video and audio posts on your blog. They also offer other features such as password protecting your blog so you can keep your thoughts and feelings private, or allow only a select few in to view your blog. You are also able to pick the look or theme of your blog from literally thousands of different templates available; this is a great way to express your own individuality with your blog.
One of the most widely used free blogging services today is Blogger.com, which is owned by Google. In three easy steps, you can setup your very own blog and start expressing your thoughts and views to the world. After you setup your blog, you can make posts to it at any time day or night. The blogging services today are so easy to use and you do not need to have any technical knowledge of HTML or any other web coding language. In fact, if you can use a word processing program such as Notepad or MSWord, you can start blogging today.
How Blogging Benefits You
Blogging has been mostly been used for personal thoughts, professional observations, political rants, and entertainment reviews. However, there are so many more reasons to start blogging. One of the biggest benefits I have found is staying connected with my family and friends. I live on the west coast but grew up on the east coast. Through blogging, my family and I are able to stay connected and share things even though we live thousands of miles apart. We can share photos and post videos and audio files that let us remain a part of each other’s lives.
Through your blog, you can share with the world your thoughts about any topic you like. Having a blog is one of the easiest ways to stay in contact with others and communicate with others who have the same interests that you do. Everyone has something to say and wants to be heard when they say it. Blogging allows you to share your experiences, joys, laughter and pain. With a blog, you can find answers to your questions, learn new, exciting and wonderful things, comfort a friend or be comforted at times. Remember, the benefits that can come from having a blog are as wide and varied as the different topics that a blog can cover.
I’ve been on a blog commenting blitz lately and boy oh boy is it working.
I’ve spent time really putting in the effort to check out other people’s blogs, read their content, and make real genuine comments.
I set aside anywhere from 1-2 hours daily to frequent these blogs and give my input.
Not only have I learned so much through the stories of other bloggers, I genuinely enjoy reading about other people’s tips, successes, and failures with online business.
And even better I have also seen a boost in my daily traffic to my blog.
All through blog commenting.
It’s amazing the results got so far since really going hard to implement this strategy into my daily routine.
If you have a blog or website one of the best ways to increase your traffic should be done through blog commenting.
Experimenting With Blog Commenting
Through different forums I heard a lot of people express how well the strategy works to improve a blog’s performance.
Initially, experimenting with it as a link building tactic on high traffic blogs I began blog commenting mainly for SEO purposes.
On the days I performed these link building tactics I began seeing spikes of traffic to my website.
Not only did my traffic increase, but people were actually commenting on my blog and leaving engaging blog comments.
You see, if you comment on do follow blogs you have to enter your name, email, and website.
When you leave a comment on someone else’s blog it gets linked back to your website.
By leaving quality and engaging comments on the posts people generally want to learn about you and come to check out your blog.
Not only do you borrow other bloggers traffic, you also increase the strength of your blog in the search engines through building quality backlinks.
Blog Commenting With A Purpose
There are many bloggers online who blog just to make money.
They post links for affiliate products all over the web and write inconsistent posts while never taking the time to interact and build relationships with PEOPLE.
One thing I’ve learned about blogging is the importance of networking.
Blogging done correctly is a people business built through relationships.
Really being interested in people and showing them that you care through solving problems and creating lasting friendships.
If you come into this business only focused on money I guarantee you will not succeed.
The money is a result of the work and value you provide to your market.
Building the Right Relationships
If you’re going to spend time on blog commenting then do it the right way.
Bloggers appreciate it when you participate on their blogs.
You help to build their community and many bloggers will often return the favor if they feel your comments are genuine.
They should be informative, from the heart, and respectful.
By doing this you can create relationships with bloggers can that allow you the opportunity to do guest posts or even get a mentor.
You should always be learning, growing, and implementing as a blogger.
Surrounding yourself with those who’ve been there or are going through the same journey as you creates success.
I feel so motivated after speaking with like-minded individuals in my niche.
If you’re serious about taking your blog and business to the next level then blog commenting should be a part of your arsenal.
Take some time to spend throughout your day going to other people’s blogs to comment.
You can easily do a Google search on blogs in your niche and begin checking out the one’s you enjoy most to do some blog commenting.
Take a trial run at it and see how much your business improves over time.
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The NBA shoes are more than mere footwear. They are actually a fashion statement. An NBA fan would most probably search to buy basketball shoes that a particular player endorses or uses during a game. The popularity of the game is noted in part by the fact that NBA sportswear flies off the shelves and the racks as soon as it is put there. Sports is a big business and for the NBA, that business is getting bigger. However, while choosing NBA shoes, the main consideration should be comfort, and not style. NBA basketball league fans wait for shoe giants like Adidas, Reebok and Nike to announce their product line before the NBA season.
The NBA basketball players can select a shoe according to the position in which they play. The most famous is high-cut shoes, because they provide strong ankle support. The NBA shoes of some popular players get written, because they have their names or numbers stitched on their shoes. The most unique case is that of Mark Jackson. He used to tie his wedding ring into the shoelaces to remind him of his wife and family.
Shoe giants initially used to name shoes after super stars like Michael Jordan. But now, Reebok has designed an exclusive NBA sports shoes line, made to meet with professional basketball player’s expectations and performance. Two famous Reebok brands consist of Reebok NBA Downtime Mid Basketball Men’s Shoe and Reebok NBA Downtime Low Basketball Men’s Shoe. These shoes bearing the NBA logoare made from full-grain leather that lends ultimate solace. The sole is made of high-abrasion rubber that is quite long lasting.
Another popular one is Adidas NBA shoes. Adidas NBA shoes are being sported by various famous NBA star players throughout the NBA season. Depending on their individual preference different people like to buy basketball shoes by different brands.
The Air Jordan Legacy – One of the most powerful footwear brands has to be the Jordan Brand. Michael Jordan and Nike started a NBA sports shoe revolution. It all started with NBA legend Michael Jordan wearing his own shoes in the NBA, and since then, the company has been growing with no signs of slowing down. Famous NBA players like Derek Lee and CC Sbathia from Chicago Cubs too have a pair of Air Jordan shoes.
Jordanzone.com is a site dedicated to Michael Jordan and the shoes that bear his name – Air Jordan. It focuses on all the different Air Jordan shoes produced by Nike that have been released from 1985 to the present. It is the classic original that began the Jordan legacy. Now, while it is not recommended as a performance shoe by today’s standards due to the paper-thin sole, it stands up compared with the other basketball shoes of its day.
As the game involves quick physical movements such as jumping, running and turning, the shoes that you choose should provide you maximum comfort, support, stability, shock absorption and flexibility. Make sure you have done your research before you go out to buy basketball shoes and hit the court this summer.
If you have been thinking about installing replacement windows in your humble abode as a frugal way to invest in the value of your home, you’re on the right track. In fact, window replacement is one of the best investments you can make in your home, whether you are planning to sell or just want to improve the comfort factor for your own family. Factor in the energy savings window replacements can afford, and you will wonder why you didn’t install replacement windows sooner!
Actual replacement window prices can end up being around $150-$400 per window, depending on the quality of material, brand, and make but it is a worthwhile investment of money. First of all, window replacements mean a cozier home environment for you and your family. Replacement windows can change the entire look of your home once they are installed. Compared to other home improvement projects, window replacement is relatively inexpensive, and can save you money on energy costs in the long run.
In addition to prices, window replacements are a good idea if you want to help out the environment. Although rising utility costs have encouraged a great amount of people to consider window replacement, despite the prices, other factors are also important when making the decision to install replacement windows. For one, it allows the homeowner to use less energy and produce less greenhouse gases. Window replacements are better at keeping the heat in the winter, and cooler air in the summer.
Windows prices for energy efficient windows can vary, but if you set up a budget, cost should not be a discouraging factor. Replacement windows prices at the lower end of the spectrum a
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Creativity is not innovation and vice versa. Creativity, according to KeyDecisions.com, is recognized as fresh ideas and innovations are about implementation of creative advancements. The thought is, being creative has no basic risk (in most endeavors) and innovations have measurable risks; innovation is about better and smarter. Maybe the wine industry can look to creativity for innovative ideas.
Near Field Communications (NFC) and QR Codes should offer the wine industry an innovative way to communicate with and not just at consumers. Take the opportunity to enhance loyalty, awareness, affinity with the winery organization and deliver salient facts about their wines. Using a small QR Code on labels and packaging, a message can be delivered to a consumer’s smartphone instantly. These technologies have been around for decades but continue to evolve with innovative applications.
There is always a need to upgrade marketing approaches to deliver relevant product messages. Direct-to-consumer messaging using these technologies allows customized messages in a timely, relevant and cost-effective format. Another benefit is that these tools allow for wineries to garner valuable demographic and marketing information at little additional costs
NFC’s and QR Code’s allow the wine, beer and spirits industries is a way to be innovative in getting their story to the consumer. For example, maybe audio, messaging, and videos from a website would deliver a memorable message.
In a recent article by Sarah Grayhill, “Experts note that shoppers are seeking flavorful offerings across all alcohol beverage categories, which indicate growth. Premium-priced wine will leverage alternative packaging opportunities, with more varietals available in non-bottle form. And finally, brands can benefit from implementing digital purchasing options… ” If consumers want to see and understand “flavorful offerings” then it stands to reason that that message, whether it be new or current, must be innovatively delivered.
What Grayhill is saying, the fields are rife with opportunities for new approaches in innovatively selling new and established products within the alcohol beverage industry
Rob McMillan-Executive Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank says, “The key to future success for U.S. wineries will be in cracking the millennial code to understand evolving consumer profiles. Today there are winners and losers in the wine trade. The winners are those with solid management teams who are willing to evolve their sales and marketing strategies, execute quickly on a plan, then evaluate success or failure to continuously improve.” The final sentence point to all the capabilities of this technology.
These formats are a creative, innovative, targeted, and concise method for delivering a winery’s message to customers at a point where they desire information. An ancillary benefit to delivering information to the consumer are limitations for labeling that are resolved. With 257 million smartphone users in the U.S. it can be assumed NFC and QR Code capabilities are ubiquitous.
An NFC or QR Code is a way to expand timely product information delivered instantly to the consumer in an engaging manner-audio, video, text message and website. Even the message can be updated instantly by a winery. These can be highly targeted to specific markets and demographics. Lastly, the message can be more friendly than a label.
Using these programs are not just about getting information out to consumers. There is a tremendous amount of marketing information available to the wine marketer once an NFC or QR Code is deployed. The backend of this technology offers a wealth of information through data retrieval applications.
Face-to-face selling is probably the most effective because it is hard to beat a tasting room environment to sell wines. But Near Field or the boxed shaped code technologies might be the next best. Here is a great opportunity to overcome objections and close the sale.
NFC and the QR Code allows the wine industry to get in front of the consumer when the consumer wants information. These two technologies can deliver most any brand message in most any format instantly, to the consumer and at the consumers request. What other vehicle can deliver a request for more information directly to the consumer at minimal costs?
Today the consumer can buy groceries from a smartphone and receive a product ingredient list, nutritional information, price comparisons and recipes in seconds, using NFC and QR Codes. Some in the beer industry have been using QR Code and NFC tags to speak to the consumer using such vehicles as drink coasters on-premise. Virtually all smartphones have the capability to access this technology today.
The cost to experiment with these technologies can be very affordable. Anyone can go on-line and create their own QR Code. Because NFC involves a “tag” and programming of the tag, there are some limitations for experimentation.
Sneh Choudhary V.P.-Beaconstac Technologies has a lot of experience planning and launching NFC and QR Code. She says, “because NFC and QR Codes serve the same purpose, start with QR Codes given the level of awareness amongst customers.” NFC tags require third party involvement up-front. “No matter the starting point, both approaches can render the same results for comprehensive solutions”
A quick list of some FAQs’ might get innovative thinking started:
Can content seen on a website be delivered immediately to a smartphone? Yes, an image of a product, description and information about the winery/winemaker/pairing suggestions can all be available instantly. These are some of the benefits of using a QR Code and NFC tags on products.
How can a winery track metrics such as views, conversions or even geographic locations?
A fully integrated program can be deployed seamlessly with Google Analytics. Using GPS data, a winery could understand where an NFC/QR Code was scanned. With a comprehensive integration effort, various winery campaigns can indicate what campaigns and products are selling.
Would it be possible to incentivize a visitor via QR Code or NFC tag to subscribe to a winery newsletter?
Yes. For example, today when you check road conditions on your smartphone, you are using an API and that is the exact method used to facilitate customers interaction with a winery.
What will this initial effort cost?
This subject is like someone coming into a winery and asking what a bottle of wine cost. In the case of deploying a QR Code or NFC approach here are some guidelines:
- For an NFC launch you can expect to spend $49 per month plus cost of NFC tags to be placed somewhere on the bottle. Additionally, there are up-front integration cost. Tags can cost $0.25 each or more.
- If utilizing QR Codes, a program can be launched for $15 per month. There may be some integration fees, depending on backend requirements. Integration costs are a function of just how detailed information a winery needs.
- With help, a program using either format can be set in motion in 30 minutes or less.
- Choosing a platform will automatically address server maintenance and set-up needs. Most back-end costs can be controlled for a start-up.
Capabilities to consider using either NFC or QR Codes.
- NFC tags or QR Codes for marketing can deliver a URL which can contain any type of content- video, audio, contact card, or most anything on a website. Either format can save a message on a smartphone, call a number, send a predefined message or text, recipes or wine pairing information.
What is the durability of NFC and QR Code formats?
- Both are highly reliable relative to reading. Even with printed QR Codes, reliable reading of the code is good even at a resolution of 50%. QR Codes have been printed on pressed paper fiber coasters with 100% reliable readings of the printed code.
- Some think QR Codes do not compliment the label. But, new QR Code developments can make the QR Code image color compatible, less intrusive and will draw the consumers attention to the technology.
If a campaign is launched using QR Codes can that format accommodate timely changes as well as NFC?
- QR Codes can be dynamic which permit quick changes in what the consumer sees. This allows for on demand changes to accommodate new campaigns. Today Dynamic programming and design of the API can allow for product changes in such things as text/image, pricing, inventory availability, etc.
Both approaches are economical and can deliver a plethora of formatted messages to the consumer. Even the large QR Code box seen in the past is now giving way to creative designs and can be very small.
Explore the options and innovate using the creativity already in the marketplace!
Mr. Lay started Image of Wine http://www.imageofwine.com to manufacture and sell high end wine related products and services to corporations as gifts, favors and recognition items that draw heavily on the influence of wine. The focus is on branding and building awareness.
In 2015 Mr. Lay launched high-end wine tour programs to Argentina’ wine country.