One of the most important assets of any small business is its reputation – stakeholder opinion can be a driving force when it comes to establishing the value of your brand in the marketplace. As consumers continue to enjoy unlimited access to information and unprecedented freedom of expression online, it seems that Reputation Management has taken on a heightened level of importance for small business owners. What is “Reputation Management” and how important is it to your small business? What is involved and can small business owners manage the process themselves?

What is Reputation Management?

Have you ever “Googled” yourself? Using a search engine such as Google has become the universal way to perform research on a person, product, service or company. The results of these searches are the foundation of Reputation Management. More and more, your small business identity is being established through online content. What is written and/or posted by you or others in websites, news, press releases, blogs, social media, etc essentially defines your small business.

Reputation Management is the process of identifying and managing your online content. In an Internet Duct Tape guest blog post, Tim Nash, a reputation management consultant and co-founder of Venture Skills, defines the three basic areas of Reputation Management as:

  1. Finding out what people are saying about you
  2. Creating a persona or brand image
  3. If needed, defending this image

The scope and nature of your online identity is becoming an important way of defining your small business. Right or wrong, true or false, what you or others (clients, employees, competitors, etc.) are saying about your small business online will affect your reputation.

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The Importance of Reputation Management

“Reputation management is particularly important to small businesses,” says Aerial M. Ellis, Owner of Urbane Imagery, an urban marketing and public relations firm located in Nashville, TN. “I’ve seen it become a very important component to building public relations strategies for several clients. Because small businesses are heavily reliant on word-of mouth and return customers to impact their revenue, the mismanagement of their image can be crucial; ultimately the consumer determines the business’s reputation.”

Managing your reputation has always been important – “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it…” (Warren Buffet). Nancy Williams, Managing Director at Tiger Two Ltd., a U.K. based online reputation management firm, feels that “your reputation is what makes you succeed or fail as a small business – with the internet permeating every aspect of business (and social life) it is even more important to be managing that reputation both online and off line.”

Managing the Process

Assessing your identity, building your personal brand and managing your reputation online can be a very involved process. Some of the components include:

  • ongoing search engine research
  • website development
  • search engine optimization
  • blogging
  • participating in social networks
  • posting articles
  • issuing press releases

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SMS marketing is a highly evolved and result producing advertising method. Lots and lots of companies are making use of short message service to promote their products and services in an effective way. The benefits of this advanced marketing tool are really worth the money being spent on it. The following are some of the main advantages of SMS marketing.

1. Everyone carries their mobile wherever they go and involuntarily read any new incoming message. So your ad message will be immediately viewed and so SMS marketing is particularly useful for time-sensitive marketing campaigns.

2. Most SMS get read immediately unlike emails, so there is greater chance of your ad message being read.

3. And hence SMS marketing has higher response rate than other marketing strategies

4. Bulk SMS software comes at a very low price making this process highly cost effective.

5. The main advantage of this type of promotion is that it is very flexible.

Note : Text messages have a read rate of at least 82% (source).

Uses of SMS marketing

1. It helps a company to stay in touch with the customers through bulk SMS service and increases its customer loyalty.

2. Sending bulk SMS on new offers and discounts to the existing customer database can result in repeat sales.

3. When you launch a new product, service or campaign, it is very easy to get customer feedback by sending bulk SMS.

4. Some companies successfully use SMS marketing as a money raising tool by running some competition via SMS.

5. It is also very useful in attracting new customers.

Bulk SMS has gained tremendous importance in SMS marketing arena in recent years. Many companies are in search of an effective bulk SMS software to send in promotional messages to their target recipients. However, it is quite difficult for business owners to find reliable service providers who can offer them a collection of up-to-date and cost effective SMS marketing tools. Usually, bulk SMS software allows you to send bulk SMS directly from your excel database stored in your computer to the receiver’s mobile phone. Choosing a reliable service provider can help you to get a detailed and self explanatory demo of the entire process in order to understand the various aspects of this advertising tool. Also they are capable of providing detailed information on various tariff plans available. Through a single click you can deliver thousands of SMS to various recipients.

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The saying, “time is money” certainly applies in the business world, but it applies in the kitchen, too. Saving time and money in the kitchen really helps with family time and the family budget. So it works in our favor when we come up with cooking ideas that save time and money in the kitchen. There are a lot of kitchen shortcuts out there, but no matter which way you cut the roast, cooking is still cooking. So what are some cooking ideas that will save you time and money?

Easy cooking is a great place to start. We all like to think of ourselves as good cooks, but not everything has to be complicated. It’s hard to save time and money if you aren’t organized. So get organized by focusing on what to cook and when to cook. Write your cooking ideas down and put them in your own personal cooking book. Along with planning what to cook, you should plan when to cook. Most people assume they have to cook dinner between the hours of 4 pm and 7 pm. As the norm this is great, but make sure you are using easy recipes for dinner.

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Here is another one we found works in our house. Cook dinner at breakfast. No, most would not classify this as a normal habit. Think of it this way. By cooking your dinner in the morning, you will not have the evening rush of “what to cook” which regularly translates into “where can I order out” because you don’t have the time or energy to make a home cooked meal. Prepare your dinner meal while you are fixing breakfast, and then put it in the refrigerator. When you get home, you will only have to reheat and a home cooked meal is on the table in a jiffy. This is especially good when you are cooking for kids.

Here is a another one from the cooking book. Dig out the crock pot. We do this a lot on Sundays. There are healthy and great tasting dishes that you can make in a crock pot. In the morning, all your ingredients get added to the pot. By dinner, it’s ready to serve. How much prep time do you have when you get home? Just long enough to set the table. Talk about easy cooking! To us, this is as close as it comes to having someone cook your dinner for you. Shop around. There are some great crock pot recipes available that will tantalize your taste bud.
Along with those quick and easy recipes, try this. Plan a kitchen table picnic. What does that mean? It means you use paper plates and plastic ware. Does that beat washing the dishes or what?! Even the kids can get involved with throwing out the plates when they are done eating. I f you do this when you do crock pot cooking, then you have only one dish to wash, the crock pot!

This one needs prep time, but offers you a real break on a day to day basis. We do this about five or six times a year. We cook for a whole month a one time. Everything goes in the freezer. When we are done, there are 30 dinners in the freezer. It takes two days to get it all done, but for a month, dinner is on the table about 20 minutes after we get home. If a month seems overwhelming, start with doing meals for a week or two. Every night then has easy recipes for dinner!

Save time. Save money. It’s a great way to run a kitchen. The more easy cooking and cost effective cooking you can do, the better off your kitchen is!

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Many business owners will here hear the phrase ‘search engine optimisation’ (or SEO) from friends in the business community or even competitors and may consider it as a route to increasing sales, but what is SEO? Alternatively, a business owner may have tried ‘SEO services’ in the past and found it either didn’t work as well as expected or was working, but no longer as effective – this article explains what SEO is, and why ‘new’ SEO is working better than ever.

I have been working in search engine optimisation and ranking website market, before it was even called SEO. Here are the changes in SEO since the start of the new millennium and what you should be looking for in the SEO services that your SEO Agency offers or provides.

We take a look back at SEO through the years and explain what SEO is today and how best to utilise it for our website.

SEO in 2000

Back at the start of the Millennium the ‘big’ search engines that most people were using were Lycos and Excite. Of course, back then a very small percentage of the UK population had access to the internet and those that did had a slow ‘dial-up’ system.

Websites were one or two pages with basic information to allow them to load quickly (within 20 seconds). SEO practices back then were to ‘hide’ as many keywords on a page as possible, so the website was found for those searches without making the page look to spammy for visitors.

In 2002 Google launched something called ‘AdWords’ and it was predicted to be the death of SEO, as people could pay for prominence, on the now the number 1 website for starting internet searches.

In 2003, Yahoo purchased Inktomi, AltaVista and FAST, which was basically the end of all of the ‘smaller’ search engines. Google started to stamp down on ‘spam’ practices and websites. At the same time Google realised that ‘AdWords’ were not going to kill off SEO and that in fact the ‘natural listings’ encouraged visitors back to their search engine platform. Google started to recognise ‘professional SEO’ experts and promoted good SEO rather than spamming SEO.

2004 saw the first website ‘banned’ from the internet as Google took action against websites that were spamming them. They also took legal action against the “SEO Company” responsible.

To rank a website in 2006 you just needed links back to your website and so buying links / link exchange was all the rage and most websites had a web page where they would list companies and links to their website (I am still amazed how many websites continue this practice).

Between 2004 and 2008 Google, now was the only real “player” in the search engine world, started taking action against poor linking practices and companies and started tightening up on spam and buying links. The ‘Noughties” ended with all “naughty” SEO practices being practically stamped out, as Google concentrated on ranking websites based on their content and it’s relevance to the search being carried out. I will recommend free diy seo tool

SEO in 2010

Between 2010 and 2015 we started to see the search engines take notice of ‘Social Media’ sites and soon the results were filled with Twitter ‘tweets’ in the results. (I can still see the face of one of my customers when searching Google for his business, and the whole first page of the search results were compiled of tweets of a Twitter conversation that two members of staff had been having about how terrible the company was!)

Videos and images were also brought in to the search results with the Google ‘Caffeine’ update.

Google introduced “personal search results” with the websites shown in the search results based on your previous searches and websites you had visited before. This caused a ‘bit of a stir’ in the SEO world as customers claimed their websites were “top of Google” for any search they did related to their industry, just because they had visited their own website many times before, so Google of course fed them back the website for all relevant searches. This can still be a bit of an issue until you show them the new ‘Google Incognito search’.

The focus on ranking websites was on being found for BIG keywords. A ‘Plumber’ in Bristol would want to rank for that search, and so that was the focus.

Google ‘Panda’ and ‘Penguin’ updates figuratively killed off ‘link exchanges’ with huge penalties for websites who had irrelevant links pointing towards them. At the same time Google introduced “no follow links” to allow websites to provide relevant links to other websites and information without penalising either party. It was the start of “safe linking”. Quality and relevant content was now the key to ranking in the search engines.

A report by the ‘Office For National Statistics’ in 2014 stated:

  • 38 million adults (76%) in Great Britain accessed the Internet every day, 21 million more than in 2006, when directly comparable records began.
  • Access to the Internet using a mobile phone more than doubled between 2010 and 2014, from 24% to 58%.
  • 74% of all adults bought goods or services online, up from 53% in 2008. Clothes (49%) were the most popular online purchase in 2014.
  • Of all adults in Great Britain, 67% are aware of Internet storage space services, but the take up of these services to store data is much lower at 35%.
  • In Great Britain, 22 million households (84%) had Internet access in 2014, up from 57% in 2006.
  • Fixed broadband Internet connections were used by 91% of households.

The UK was now (almost) internet savvy and usage of mobile phones to visit websites was huge.

SEO 2015 and Onwards

The biggest change to the search engines in 2015 was the ‘penalisation’ of websites that were not “mobile friendly” – a mobile friendly website has different information for the smaller screen to make it easier for the user to read and understand. In ensuring that users got the best experience Google started ranking mobile friendly or responsive websites (where the website automatically changes its size and format to fit the screen) higher in the rankings.

The UK population were using their mobile phones for local searches, and local companies could at last gain an advantage over the large corporates or ‘national’ companies on the internet.

The introduction of ‘semantic search’, where Google brings back websites in the results not based on the keywords, but the content on a page, again changed the way SEO agencies looked at working on websites. Ranking for the ‘Big’ keywords, such as ‘Plumber Bristol’ became less important, as internet users became more savvy with their searches. ‘Long tail keywords’, and as many as possible, started to grow website visitors and more importantly, conversions.

What is The SEO Process Today?

It is probably correct to say that the processes or practices associated with search engine optimisation have now out grown the term ‘SEO’

In years gone by working the content and structure of a website was enough. Now, there is so much more to do to not only rank a website in search engines, but to get customer engagement. A better description of the service would be ‘digital marketing’.

Old practices, as mentioned earlier, meant ‘big’ keywords were key to ranking. A focus on a single keyword per page or even for a whole website would rank the business and back then it was all about ‘rankings’.

Old way of doing SEO

Today there are a number of factors to consider in regards to SEO. ‘Semantic search’ is the main driver and conversion the main goal, not rankings.

Semantic search is where Google returns information on the page, not the description the website creator input, back to the searcher. An example of this would be to take the ‘Plumber Bristol’ example. A few years ago you would have concentrated on ranking the business for “Plumber Bristol”, “Plumber in Bristol” and perhaps “Emergency Plumber Bristol” – although this still holds true for businesses that offer a solution for ‘distress purchases’ (where time and a solution outweigh the need for information and advice) better practice throughout a website is to add content that offers advice and guidance and includes ‘long tail keywords’ (3 or 4 word searches) such as “Emergency plumber with free callout in Bristol” or “Reviews for an Emergency Plumber near me”. Google wants the user to have the best experience and find the relevant information quickly, and semantic search achieves this. This is also sensible for a business owner. Would you rather your website was found by a searcher looking for “Plumber Bristol” where they could be after information, looking to get a job, looking for a plumbing service that you may not offer, or for a specific and targeted search such as “best emergency Plumber near BS7″? “Plumber Bristol” will get you a website visitor, being found for “best emergency Plumber near BS7″ will get you a customer.

In terms of keywords this is the largest change Google have made and it is here to stay. SEO or digital marketing is no longer about where you rank, but how many different search terms you can be found for and their conversion in to paying customers.

Website Content

A few years ago (and only 2 or 3 years ago) Google suggested to professional SEO Agencies that 300 words on a page was sufficient content. Last year they stated the MINIMUM should be at least 500 words.

Every day I am asked to review a website by a potential customer – and most of them have between 150 to 250 words on a page. This is common practice. There are two ways to look at this. Either Google has to change it’s expectations as most websites do not meet their grade or another way to look at this is as an easy way to jump the competition by simply adding content to your website. Do you think Google will lower it’s expectations or expect websites to improve to their standard? Google released the ‘mobile friendly’ update knowing that somewhere around 80% of websites would need to be upgraded – and they did it anyway as it benefitted over 50% of there users. Quality content effects 100% of their users.

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Before spending your hard earned money on an elliptical, you should be certain that you are getting the best in terms of quality as well as value for your money. The best resource for finding out about various elliptical trainers is to read up on some trainer reviews and looking through more than one will help you well in your decision on a particular make and model. After all, you will not want to waste your money on something that will turn out to be nothing better than rubbish. And to also know how much will the trainer cost and which would be ideal for your particular needs. A review can also provide you with the details concerning the newest machine in the market. Not only providing you the healthy benefits to an elliptical machines, it can also offer you a frank view on what to expect in one.

Nevertheless, before read-through of various elliptical machine reviews, you need to first consider what are the factors that will be applicable in rating various elliptical trainers. Since these reviews are more often than not experiences from various consumers of the product around the globe, each one are full of information about the product as well as their first-hand experience from using it. Therefore, it pays to know that various elliptical trainer reviews will look into on three particular groups, as far as price is concerned which include economy, mid-range as well as commercial. Having spending the time reading up different elliptical reviews, you would find one particular elliptical make that stands out from the rest and that is the Proform 20.0. You would do well to consider the many diverse remarkable features that are offered on different ellipticals, and it is also possible to program dissimilar ellipticals to do different things with your next workout. According to my elliptical reviews, the Proform 20.0 is selling at around eight hundred dollars and clearly, for that price comes stuffed with many features such as an iPod and MP3 player which are accompanied by superb pair of speakers which means you can channel to the music and enjoy your workout at the same time.

On top of this, these elliptical workouts tell you that the Proform 20.0 allows you to make use of the speakers as your very own electronic coach. This electronic coach will help you get through the different steps. Keep an eye out for reviews which stresses the health benefits and price of a certain product. These are almost two of the most widely sought subject when consumers are looking for the best machine for their needs. These topics are generally assessment on different products and how they would change the overall workout session of the consumer, and if the features validate its total costs. As such, some trainers will be suggested because they are of the right power and because they are steady as well as come with longer warranties while others may rate the trainer according to how even are the ride and how simple the trainer to operate is.

healthy people running on threadmill at sport club representing sport recreation exercise and healthy lifestyle concept

Beside from the cost of the product, these categories of reviews should include the most essential health benefits like calories burned, muscle groups and cardiovascular benefits that you could get from the machine that you are planning to buy. Sometimes, you might be able to find trainer reviews being written on certain web sites and which may be prejudiced or simply individual opinions and though they may help you make a decision on a particular trainer, you still need to use caution before making a decision. Some companies may even pay others to put in writing good or bad reviews depending on which brand is being evaluated – which is from theirs or the competitors.

Another useful review that you should pay consider to is the strength of the product as well as the maintenance costs to keep it in good operating condition. It is quite true that most consumers in the market just buy the product without knowing its sturdiness and maintenance, depending everything on the cost rather than the actual design of the product and benefits of the product.

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Getting a date and going out with someone is real easy but when it comes to the matter of telling them that you love them most people seem to stumble. One of the biggest fears most people have is the fear of rejection and often due to this they never confess their love to their mate. You see rejection often comes when your approach is wrong. This is the major reason why you must know this at all costs. Read on to discover how to tell someone that you love them and achieve earth shattering results extremely fast.

Tell him/her what they really mean to you- It’s always better to express love before you actually verbally say it. You see when there are strong feelings involved your mate will never refuse. Make your mate feel extremely special in your company and you should always try to bring joy in their life. And when you feel the moment is right you must tell them how much you love them & not be confused by thinking how to tell someone you love them

Search for that perfect moment- You see the timing and the moment has a strong role to play when it comes to the matter of expressing your love for someone. You must make sure that the time and the moment are perfect as saying I love you at the wrong time might spoil your chances forever. The best time would be when you and your mate are having a great time together and everything seems to be going perfect.

How to face rejection? – Well here is a sneaky trick where you can easily escape rejection. If you said I love you and your partner shows dry feelings or you might feel he/she is about to reject you then quickly say “I was kidding”. You see doing this would save you a lot of embarrassment.

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A flood is a natural phenomenon that can occur anywhere that have harmful effects on people and the environment, it brings too much water damage in a certain place. There are many reasons or causes of flood, it can be developed and may happen very quickly over a short period of time due to heavy rain that cause river and/or seas to over flow their banks that may happen anytime, anywhere even without warning or signs.

It is very dangerous, it may bring tragedies, and it can damage your home and may bring property loss. Before a flood could happen make sure that you are ready. Make sure that you do not have valuable items and appliances in your basement. Get a flood insurance, it will help you restore everything after a flood happens. And also, make sure your fuse box or the main breaker and utility meters are raised above the flood level in your home because water and electricity cause electrical spark that can cause fireand to avoid electrical shock. It is better to check your local building officials or city engineers, if you are not sure what your flood level is.

Water damage is any damage done by water like the flood and could also happen inside your home like a leak on your sink. This water damage causes wetness or dampness that helps the growth of moisture-related mold and mildew that are toxics, and bring reactions such as immune disorders, pathogenic disease and cancer, and also causes an allergic reactions like headaches, disorientation and dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, chronic asthma, open sores, rashes and chronic fatigue.

Water damage can cause molds, it can be found everywhere; they are microscopic organisms that produce enzymes that digest organic matter to reproduce spores. They are part of the fungi family; it also includes yeast and mildews. In nature, mold plays a key role in the decomposition of leaves, wood and other plant debris because without mold, we wouldn’t have great foods and medicines, such as cheese and penicillin. A problem starts when mold starting to digest organic materials like our homes.

Once the mold has settled in your home due to water damage, they need moisture to begin growing. They can grow on wood, ceiling tiles, wallpaper, paints, carpet, sheet rock, and insulation. To control mold, we need to control moisture in our house.

There are many reasons for water damage and are requiring an adequate care to avoid the water damage that can occur in your residence or place like checking and fixing regularly any drips.

Providing attention to the roof is also very important. A leaking roof can do more damage due to rain than a leaking faucet. With a leaking roof, it is possible to have damage that the water might turn into mold. Click Here for more details..

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An online dating agency is the place where singles converge in search for love. They sign up to services that will see them matched to suitable partners. The agencies will invite as many profiles as possible which will then be used to match singles. In the United States alone, there are over 100 dating agencies online. Never mind those agencies that are cropping up everyday. But why are these agencies very popular?

First, you need to consider the need for companionship. It is a need that we human beings cannot escape. To fulfill these need, we find the most efficient way to do this. Our busy lives will not allow the same old traditional ways of dating. This is a sure way to have diversity in our connections. An online dating agency has to provide good services to ensure members are satisfied. There are several things that will make an online dating agency superior than others. First, the issue of security. This being a mainstay for online predators, an agency has to protect its members. There are several ways to do this. The most important thing is to ensure that clients know that the agency is committed to security. Their policy on this must be very clear. Checking members for criminal backgrounds ensures that no offender has his or her profile in the data bank. There is another group of ‘offenders’ that singles do not want near them. They are the married people. They are prohibited from participating in the singles forum, usually, an online dating agency will have a stern warning for them. Do you know the Leading dating and matchmaking agency in Switzerland ?

A good online dating agency will have a balanced ratio of women to men. If there is no form of balance, the service will be deemed to provide a low quality service. Know how many profiles are present and, know the number of women to men. There are exceptions when it comes to gay agencies. The other thing is simplicity. Singles do not want any jargon when looking for a soul mate. Agencies that are concise and clear will be more popular with singles. The other thing is cost. Many agencies provide a quality free service. Singles love free and fair prices. The bottom line will have to be the prospects of finding a good partner using this service. Agencies that like conning members are short lived. Such agencies constantly ask for fees you never agreed to. It is therefore very vital to read terms and conditions before you agree to anything. Success stories are always an attraction to a good agency. Every single who wishes to join an agency should read them. Not only will they be encouraged, but they will look forward with a positive attitude. Make a habit of reading reviews for agencies. This way, you will know what to expect even as you make your decision. It is exciting to sign up to these services knowing that you will come out with something or someone special. Take every dating advise from these agencies.

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You have probably seen labels on DVDs and may even have thought about printing them yourself for your personal DVD collection. With the many advancements in printing technology, you can now print the labels from your own home with the help of a printer. Today most people use inkjet printers for printing on labels. The introduction of inkjets made printing on labels a very simple task.

Just a few years ago, printing these types of labels was a time consuming task, and the quality was poor. Today most people use inkjet printers or laser printers for orienting and printing the labels. But due to their cheapness, inkjet printers are more preferred by ordinary people for printing labels.

Inkjet printers make use of different ink tanks filled with 4 to 6 colors for label printing. The inkjet printer labels are available in different sizes on the market. They are manufactured by most of the major brands in the printing industry including HP, Lexmark, and Canon. You can choose the shape of inkjet printer labels from a wide range of choices. This includes square, rectangular and circular labels. But if you want to print on these labels effectively it is very important to have an adequate knowledge of label printing software and printers.

You can choose designs for your label from a wide range of choices. Most of the templates can be easily retrieved from the internet. There are thousands of websites on the internet offering free templates for your inkjet printer labels. There are also scratch resistant templates on the market.

If you don’t like the templates you find on the internet then you can make your own designs with the help of Microsoft Word. The help section in Microsoft Word will teach you the basic knowledge you will need for template designing. But if you want to design labels that come with complex color combinations and patterns you can try professional template designing software.

Are your labels missing the price and quality of Revay Labels. When you are designing templates, to get the best results it is highly recommended that you draw a border on the inkjet printer label so that your template will be accurate. You can try drawing the border a little larger as it will be beneficial after printing.

Before printing on the label it is highly recommended that you read the user manual of the printer. It will help you to learn more about the choices available for printing labels. You can also change the settings of the printer so that it is suitable for label printing. As this is an advanced operation you must attempt this only after going through the manual thoroughly. Once you have a thorough understanding of your printer, you can use your imagination to create unique patterns and designs for your labels.

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Traveling can be very stressful sometimes – no matter if you are traveling to another domestic city for business or to a foreign country for pleasure, airport transfer services can truly come in handy. After a long flight, the last thing you want or need is to rent a car and start driving to your hotel. This is where the airport transfers step in and make sure you get a comfortable ride all the way to your destination. Available for executives, families, small or large groups as well as for individual clients, airport transfers are a great alternative to taxis, buses or other means of public transportation. The transfer is done with a clean private car, and it can surely add value to your overall trip.

Airport transfers have changed over the years, and everybody can now enjoy cost-effective and hassle-free transfers to and from the airport, without having to worry about anything. No hidden fees, no paperwork to worry about and, most importantly – you will not have to wait in line either! Taxis are always an option, but sometimes they can be hard to find and ridiculously expensive, especially if you are not from around the area and the driver can tell that right away – when that happens, some drivers tend to take the longest route. Why should you pay extra, when you can enjoy the same comfort and quality at a fraction of the price? Here you will find out more about the benefits of airport transfer services, and why you should consider these services next time you book a flight!

Convenient And Accessible

First and foremost, airport transfers are very simple and straightforward: once you have reached your destination, the driver will load your luggage into the car and take you straight to your destination. Perhaps the most notable advantage of airport services over renting a car is that there is no paperwork to be worried about: no lengthy contracts and no fine prints at the bottom of the page. The airport transfer car will be out there waiting for you, even if your flight is delayed or your baggage is lost – unlike it happens with renting a private airport car, which can be very time-consuming and bothersome. You know exactly what you get, and your transfer will take place in a very transparent manner. All you have to do is to book the airport transfer service in advance, and it will wait for you outside the airport, thus helping you save a lot of time.

Safe And Efficient

If you plan to travel to a foreign country, then you should know that airport transfers are great if you are not familiar with the local driving rules and regulations. There are some slight differences from one country to another, so why risk getting a speeding ticket or even having your driver’s license suspended because of something you are not familiar with? Airport transfers are the best choice in this case: you can count on the driver to take you to your destination quickly and safely, for he is not only familiar with the local legislation, but he also knows the language. You do not have to worry about getting lost, especially if you are traveling to a big city. I must say Airport Transfers Jamaica is best for providing Airport Transfers.

Cost-Effective

Another benefit of opting for airport transfer services is that you can choose different package deals – there are several different offers at your disposal, and all you have to do is to focus on the one that best meets your budget and your needs.

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It is interesting to note that individuals tend to dress in a way that reveals their personality and values.

The other day I met a gentleman who was wearing a Saskatchewan Roughrider cap. When I teased him by saying “You are a brave individual to wear that hat in public” he replied “Hope springs eternal”. You see the football team has had a horrible year and at that point their statistics were nine losses and no wins. My friend showed both courage and loyalty in his choice of apparel! By the way, he was also wearing a University of Lethbridge jacket. Another show of support on his part!

I will recommend you to buy and wear Dinosaur T Shirt which is in trending these days. Sometimes people choose designer clothing for their wardrobe. I’m not sure if they like it, believe it is made better or think that it is an important status symbol to dress in brand-names.
Others choose wardrobes that communicate messages in print such as “Baby on board” or “Security”. Still others wear items that were purchased at their favourite vacation spot or at a concert.

Often charities produce shirts in special colours with logos for their walkathons or fundraising events. Names on clothing might promote a sports team, business association or just the name of the person who is wearing the item.

Photos or words can be humourous or can carry a serious message. My older son, for example, is a computer “geek”. He has a shirt with lights that flash in the same way as a computer that it “booting up”. He thinks this is so cool because it announces to the world what he is passionate about…

Style of clothing can reveal a lot about a person. For example, I tend to wear dresses in the summer and pants in the winter because of our climate conditions. Those who purchase classic items can have a consistent look despite changes in style over time.

When we were young my aunt used to say “Dress for the job you want, not the one you already have”. You see beliefs influence actions. The other day, when I was having my nails done, there was another customer who was wearing pajamas! I guess comfort was her primary goal.

Sometimes we have choices and sometimes we don’t. I think it is sad when someone dresses in a provocative fashion thinking that they look attractive and not realizing that not all those around them agree!

Many agencies and businesses have a dress code and most parents also have expectations about what their teenagers should be wearing. Clothing that is too small or too large is not flattering. Colour also plays an important part in setting a mood and helping us look our best (or worst).

So, this week’s homework is to think about how you dress and what message you are conveying to yourself and others. Do you feel good about what is hanging in the closet and on your body? If not, get rid of it and start focusing on who you really are and what you really want to communicate to the world.

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Everyone knows that the engagement rings is the most precious jewelry for the person who buy’s it and the person who person who receives it on engagement night. The most traditional and old style of the engagement ring is round bright of diamond mostly. This is the awesome way to share your feelings with your life partner by giving such an experience gift but some time classic rings or traditional didn’t meet the style you looking for.

The second best way as an alternative to the traditional rings is to use the wooden rings. The wooden rings are something unique and non-traditional engagement rings you can give to your life partner. It also looking very elegant and much less expensive as compare to the traditional diamond ring. Because this ring not has costly diamond on it, it’s made up of wood.

Wooden ring crafted much narrow as compared to traditional ring without compressing the ring structure. So the wooden ring is much more comfortable than traditional. It’s also very light weight because it’s made up of wood whereas the traditional ring has very heavy stone on it! Which is very difficult to wear it for long period of time? Also traditional rings are less durable you have to take care of it as much as possible because if you don’t care of it can get black due to water and stone can be dropped out of it which causes huge loss.

It’s not easy to make an elegant looking, simple and beautiful wooden ring, so there are few best online stores to buy best wooden rings for your life partner.

But one more thing you must keep in your mind while buying the wooden ring is that your partners mind because you are buying for his/her and it will be on his/her choice. If your partner likes traditional ring never buy wooden one it will hurt her and also mess up your engagement night. But if your partner likes new latest trends go for the wooden one it will be the best ring of this modern world.

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When you type the words “seo copywriting” into Google, thousands of articles and provider websites come up. But how many of them are truly useful? Is seo-friendly copywriting the standard ? Are all copywriters now seo-savvy? In truth, if you are looking for a professional seo copywriter, you’re going to need to shop around.

There are thousands of seo optimization firms that masquerade as copywriters – which can put them in the lead as far as search engine saturation and rankings. SEO optimization indisputably brings in the traffic to your website. Without it, you’d be lost in the never ending ocean of websites. It’s tempting to hire an seo firm to simply set up your keyworded content, submit your website, and let it go. This is a sad mistake for online businesses to make – once the traffic is delivered, they lose sales. A healthy dose of marketing awareness is the true goldmine when it comes to seo-savvy copywriting services.

Look at the work of some of the top seo optimization firms. Do it now. Google ‘seo optimization’.

SEO firms tend to be rather wordy – they’re pressing the limits of search engine ratios. They know that as an seo firm, their goal is to get a website into the top of the search engine results. Once they’ve done that, they’ve completed their job. They aren’t there to write sales copy or think of a catchy, brand-building slogan. They are there to help you feed machines – not brains. Unfortunately, an seo firm just doesn’t have the marketing savvy to create website content that draws in the essential components of marketing: emotional draw, a compelling message, and an irresistible offer.

Would you ask an seo optimization firm to write your print brochure? Help you plan a script for your tv commercial? Would you ask them to compile a media kit for potential investors? Of course not – that’s not what they specialize in. SEO optimization companies specialize in communicating with search engines – not people.

If you are looking for the “sell factor” – that’s where good copywriting comes in. A techie that knows how to blanket a website in keywords doesn’t specialize in creativity and ingenuity. That’s bad for you because those are the things that make your products stand out, increase your response rate, and drive sales. SEO optimization firms rely on keyword saturation – an often complicated algorithm that checks to see how many of your keywords are being read by Google. Keyword saturation is a great tool to tinker with search engine results – but it’s not necessarily the tool you want to exploit when you’re trying to persuade consumers to truly connect with what you’re offering. (And connect with them in such a way that they come back for more.)

So, what do true seo copywriting services do for my website?SEO copywriters focus first on the message, then the translation to Google. They are expert translators that make a smooth transition from search engine language to customer-centric language. They write your copy with seo keywords in mind (a 2-7% keyword ratio, which is the standard) but they still add style and voice to what you’re selling.

A good seo copywriter steers clear of cookie-cutter product descriptions but still manages to slip your keywords in there for Google and Yahoo to read. They know how to build your brand and your company image using professionally written, believable copy. They are the essential component of a true search engine marketing campaign – they give your company a voice that stands a cut above the rest.

Your website has a voice, and seo copywriting services should build a clear message

The voice of your company is the language on your website – all of the words, product descriptions, link hover text, and meta data that the search engines pick up and deliver – and humans end up reading. A seo copywriter will strike a balance between using keywords and promotional words effectively. They don’t sacrifice quality for the sake of a higher saturation rate. They want copy that is exciting to read – and pulls sales. They want to keywords to simply be integrated into high-pulling content.

A good seo copywriter will know that headings and titles are just as important to the search engines as the people that visit. They know the importance of bold and bullets to make reading easier on the eyes for your computer-weary customers. They also know that Google finds it easier to read as well.

An seo copywriter is a hybrid of both creative ingenuity and tech-savvy – satisfying both search engines and the curiosity of your prospects. They want results that convert into high search engine results, as well as higher sales volume.

Evaluating seo copywriting services – is your copywriter an seo firm in disguise?
So, how do you know if you are truly working with an seo-savvy copywriting service? The easiest way to find out is to read their website. Many seo firms rely heavily on search engine statistics – even in their website copy – but don’t let this alone scare you off. Statistics are how many seo firms see their end of the bargain – the results. Look at their portfolio. (If they don’t have a portfolio or links to online work, run!) Read their website text to see if sounds like a person took time writing it – is there promotional language? A call to action? A clear list of benefits? Is the content persuasive? Are their articles useful and worth reading – or do they seem to grind out information in monotone?

What to look for when choosing a professional seo copywriter:Here are a few things to look for when you choose an seo writer, and why.

  • Does your seo copywriter have a portfolio or links to keyworded articles? Does it contain more than just seo-related work? (Most seo copywriters either started off in print media, or dabble with it from time to time. Experience in other advertising mediums shows that they understand how to market to people, not just machines. )
  • Are their articles unique and compelling? Read a few of their seo-keyworded articles by printing them out on paper – does the copy flow smoothly? Is it exciting or informative? Do you notice the repetition of keywords enough that it kills the word flow? Oh, and while you’re at it, Google their articles and see how they rank in the search engines, as well.
  • Does your seo copywriter have a name? That’s right – a name. (Will Smith. Cathy Bates. Melissa Brewer.) A lot of seo copywriting service providers farm out their work to India and other tech-saturated countries. This is great for pricing – but the quality can vary and is dependent on the English skills of each individual writer. The articles on their website should have a byline and information about their authors – experience, a portfolio, an “About Us” section – everything your own customers would want to know about you.
  • Does your seo copywriter care about your marketing plan as a whole? Do they offer complementary services – both print and web, to allow your marketing collateral to intersect with your search engine efforts? Do they make referrals to trusted providers in the marketing industry?

A truly competent, creative seo copywriter is a diamond in the rough. When you find a person with a hybrid of marketing and tech skills, you have found a true partner in your online marketing efforts. Don’t sacrifice your business website to search engine feeders. A good seo writer can help your website – and your brand – rise to the top of the search engines as well as the forefront of your customer’s thoughts when they are in a shopping mood. SEO copywriters can also help you create online newsletters, e-books, articles, blogs, and any other copy where words are being used to sell products or services. The right combination of keywords and online promotion will increase sales, attract customers and grow your business exponentially – both on and offline.

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Car locksmithing is a niche industry with little known of its importance. It is a specialised industry and there is only one accredited car locksmith on the Sunshine Coast. Many try to dabble in the industry from auto electricians to mechanics but they soon come to realize it is not as easy as it seems. There are many reasons why people would need a car locksmith and many won’t realize how valuable these smithies are until one of these situations lands in their lap.

The top 5 reasons for needing a car locksmith, are very common but aren’t the only reasons. There are many variables that can arise and without the right knowledge and equipment, most roadside callout companies, car dealers and mechanics will be calling a locksmith anyway.

The number one reason for needing a car locksmith is the loss of an only car key. Many people simply don’t have a spare key. Whether they think they won’t loose theirs or they just don’t think about it, the day often comes when the key is missing without a trace. Depending on the type of car, a replacement key can be a costly expense especially when going through your dealer or insurance company as they will need to pay a locksmith on top of your initial ‘break in’ fee. Why not cut out the middle man and go straight to the car locksmith who can get into your car, bring a replacement key with them, program it on sight and have you off and traveling again often within an hour.

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The second reason for needing a car locksmith is when the remote or blip blip simply stops working. These seemingly handy little remotes are a thorn in the locksmith industries’ side as they constantly need replacing, fixing or replacement batteries.

The third reason is when a car’s ignition jams. The first thing drivers do in this case is to call their mechanic, dealer or insurance company like RACQ. Once again, however, it would make sense to cut out these middle men who are going to employ the services of (and charge the driver for) a car locksmith anyway.

Locking keys in the car or as those in the industry term it, ‘lockout’ is high on the list for car locksmithing inquiries. With options like calling your mechanic or breaking a window, car locksmiths are the quickest, safest and often least expensive way to get back into your car. A window breakage could end up being expensive and not to mention unsafe for the one breaking the window and also for the car as it is left exposed to the elements and criminals until the window is fixed.

Finally, and probably the least known reason is that car ignitions and locks actually need replacing every 5 to 6 years due to general use. Because keys are made from metal, when it rubs constantly against other metals it will eventually wear down. Smart locksmiths use a combination of brass and metal keys so that the key wears down before the ignition does but if inferior all steel keys are sought from key cutters, the likelihood is that your locks and ignition will wear down much quicker than expected. To prolong the life of an ignition, ensure brass and steel combination keys are chosen.

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A number of things are required to be taken into consideration in finding out the Car Locksmith to carry out the repair works of your car, especially when you have lost the key by mischance. It is essential that the Locksmith that has been engaged for the purpose is an efficient professional who can perform the task pretty well. Here are the features of good locksmith.

Learning The Vital Aspects

Certain vital aspects of selection of the Chicago Locksmith should be taken into consideration by the employer when he or she is going to get the service of such locksmith. Learning the vital aspects of such selection will not only help the car owner in his pursuit of getting the best at the cheapest. It will also ensure the future safety of the car giving the person concerned peace of mind.

Availability Round the Clock

Only such Chicago Car Locksmith would best suit the purpose of the user or owner of the car that would be available 24 hours a day and can be used for services relating to car lock and key any time and at any place according to the requirement of the user. After all it will not be the best of experience to be stranded at odd hours not being able to find the Locksmith to perform the task of repairing or replacing the car lock or key. Knowing that help is available at hand always is the greatest feeling one can have.

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Knowledge of the Car

It is vital that the Car Key Locksmith has adequate technical knowledge about the type of car and accessories on which he is going to work. An example is the transponder keys that are very advanced in technology and can only be used with a code. Radio transmission signals that are sent by such keys can work on the particular vehicle only and not on others. Hence if the Locksmith concerned does not have knowledge of the car or accessory, he will never be able to conduct the right type of repair operation on them. Some of the Locksmiths may not have the specialized equipments necessary for accomplishment of the task while others may have the equipments but not the required know how to perform it.

Fees Charged is Important

One of the vital aspects of selection of the right Chicago Area Locksmith to accomplish the task is the fee charged by the Locksmith concerned. Some of the workers may charge exorbitant fees and it would not be good for the car owner or user to fall in their trap. Instead, shopping around a bit and conducting a bit research on the same would be good for the buyer to find out the right Locksmith for the purpose.

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Consider a tricky situation. You have gone shopping and stop your precious car on the side of a very busy road to get a quick smoke. When you come back, however, you find that you have been locked out of your car. It might spell immediate disaster if your car is in the midst of a very busy junction. You might even be arrested if you cannot get to a car locksmith’s office and get hold of a car locksmith soon. Yes, it is the humble car locksmith who saves the day in such a situation. Car locksmiths, the world over are regarded to be the best among all locksmiths. Car locksmiths have to handle the most delicate locks of some of the most prized cars. Car locksmiths the world over are regarded to be masters at their tricky and often tiring work. Car locksmiths gather enough bangs for their buck in the recognition they get.

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Car locksmiths guarantee you the best treatment to your car and the great freedom of worry of being locked out of it.
Car locksmiths are often also called auto locksmiths. Auto locksmiths, as the fable goes, are so precise in their work that they seem to be doing it almost mechanically, so to say, as a machine works. Hence the term ‘auto’ meaning mechanical is used for them. Auto locksmiths the world over are the best among all locksmiths and are masters at their task. Auto locksmiths often help you to get out of very sticky situations and also save your precious car from the unwanted danger of getting badly damaged. Would you ask for anything more than that? We guess you won’t. We here ask you, would you?

Many of us often lose our car keys. Lost car keys are often very difficult to find once lost. A lost car key often is the cause of worry of many a car owner as losing a car key means having to damage your very precious possession. Automotive locksmiths often come to the aid of car owners in such sticky situations. Automotive locksmiths provide very important emergency car locksmith services. Emergency car locksmith services are often required and are very essential. Emergency car locksmith services are required when we are locked out of cars. The situation in such matters tends to get a bit too scary. Being locked out of your own car is every car owner’s nightmare. Lock outs are more prone to happen at busy intersections. Locksmiths provide great assistance in such matters. Auto locksmiths rely on intuition rather than expertise. The job of an auto locksmith is such that he has to fish in the dark for getting his job done.

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I lived in Italy, in the central Marché region (just below Tuscany on the map) for a year, and I have to say that the food was some of the best I’ve ever tasted. Certainly Italians eat pasta and tomatoes a lot and pizzas too, but there are so many ingredients that are also used. The different regions tend to use different ingredients; the Marché has a coast, so fresh seafood was plentiful.

The best pizzas I had were in Naples, where I spent a couple of hours watching a traditional pizzaioli or pizza maker, pulling and twirling dough and then brushing home made tomato paste on top of his creations before sprinkling them liberally with cheese and baking them in a traditional kiln. Needless to say they were wonderful, even the simple pizza margharita I sampled.

The Italians use rice and polenta to balance their dishes, and not just pasta. In the Marché large ravioli were popular, in creamy sauces, and rice cooked in champagne, or at least Italian sparkling white wine.

Wines are plentiful and trips to vineyards make for a good day out. You can sample the wines and use them in cooking as the Italians do as well as for accompanying meals. A spaghetti sauce should have a few glugs of wine in it as a matter of course. There are many small family-owned vineyards sitting on top of hills and on the way to them, in summer you will see fields of sunflowers, which will have turned their heads the other way on your return journey, as they follow the sun.

Olive oil is used with most things and is usually on the table so that you can drown a salad in it if you want to. When cooking calls for an oil that can withstand higher temperatures, Italians use sunflower oil.

Fresh vegetables are plentiful and Italians cook what is seasonal on the whole; globe artichokes, cardoons, turnips, fennel, peppers, are frequently on the menu.

In southern Italy, in the less industrialized region of Calabria, hearty peasant food may consist of fresh borlotti beans eaten with polenta, making a well-balanced meal. Now we know that the amino acid methionine is lacking in beans but is contained in grains, so eating both makes up for the deficiency in the beans. People in the past didn’t have our more sophisticated knowledge of nutrition, but they nevertheless seem to have got the right ideas about a well-balanced diet.

The Italians have wonderful preserved meats and cheeses, and seem to keep the best of them in Italy. You can buy succulent pastrami, prosciutto, pancetta, salamis, mortadella, the list could go on. The cheeses are an eye-opener as the Parmesan comes in different grades and when you ask for it the shop assistant asks what you are going to do with it. If you want it to eat, you get the top grade cheese, and then there are the lower ones which seem to be the ones found in the export markets. Creamy gorgonzola is a treat as well as dolcelatte and there are regional cheeses: sheep’s cheese, goat’s cheese and perhaps most famous of all, buffalo cheese-mozzarella. Mozzarella can be eaten simply, just sliced thinly and interspersed with slices of tomatoes and fresh basil leaves, accompanied by black olives (another staple) and fresh bread. Again, though, the fresh mozzarella in Italy is different to the type that tends to find its way onto non-Italian supermarket shelves.

The list of Italian ingredients is endless, but truffles are worth a mention; these can be found in delicatessens and you can but a few grams or a whole truffle, depending on your needs. They are a welcome addition to Arborio rice and risottos, as well as to creamy sauces and in Italy they don’t cost very much when compared to prices in other European countries.

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Types Of Corsets

There are two main types of corsets that you can go for: underbust and overbust.

Underbust: from its name, this is an outfit that reaches below your breasts. It’s the most popular and when you wear it, it will provide you with more mobility and allow more lung capacity. Experts have also shown that when you wear it, it easily fits under your clothes. It’s also much cheaper compared to its overbust counterpart.

Overbust: although, it’s not as popular as the underbust, there are a number of reasons why you should give it some thought. It provides you with better posture support, reduces and prevents shoulder pain, reduces upper back pain and easily supports large breasts.

Guide On How To Buy The Right Corset

For you to buy the waist training corset you need to consider a number of factors:

Style: overbust and underbust outfits are the two styles that you should choose from. Underbust outfits are the most recommended by professionals. In addition to not constricting your breathing, they are very comfortable even when you wear them for extended periods of time.

Overbust outfits are recommended if you are having shoulder or back pain.

Fabric: the fabric used in making the outfit should be breathable and washable and the same time be a little bit stretchable. Most of the corsets are made of many layers of strong fabric that provide you with stability. In between the panels, there is a still boning that is usually made from steel or another material that is equally flexible.

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It’s recommended that you go for a corset made from cotton. In addition to being durable, it’s also breathable. When it comes to the boning material, you should avoid an outfit with a plastic boning.

Lining: the outfit that you buy should have a lining. The lining protects you from skin discomfort. It forms a protective barrier between you and the corset thus protecting you from pinching, unpleasant rubbing and chafing.

For ideal results, you should go for a lining made from 100% cotton.

Waist tape: the waist tape should be of high quality to enable the corset to easily withstand the pressure of reshaping. It should also be flexible enough to prevent the seams from ripping easily.

Conclusion

Buying the right corset is the first step to having a Kim Kardashian figure. By working hard and being consistent, you will definitely have the figure that you always dreamt of.

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An unquestioned “must” for any small business has been to run an ad in the Yellow Page Directory. Since most customers were local, that was enough to establish itself as “open for business.” The annual Yellow Page ad represents the largest promotional expense for many enterprises. Yet, Yellow Page directory use is declining, while expanding segments of the public don’t rely on them at all. Yellow Page advertising costs keep going up, and the complicated pricing structure is difficult to figure out. Worse yet, having a Yellow Page ad doesn’t deliver like it used to.

People can find most of the information they want without ever opening a directory. Your business needs its Yellow Page strategy to be in tune with the times and your market. Like most business owners, you must squeeze maximum value from every promotional dollar spent. That requires you to move beyond treating a Yellow Page ad like it’s a separate, stand-alone way to promote your business. It’s not.

Your Yellow Page advertising needs to work in tandem with all the rest of the efforts you pursue. The Internet Expands Your Arena Every business needs to put itself in front of the people looking for what it does – and that’s not just through the Yellow Pages any longer.

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An increasing percentage of customers, who spend their money close to home, are Internet savvy. There’s a major overlap between Yellow Page directory users and Internet users. That fact supports integrating your local and Internet promotional methods so they attract more new customers. Yellow Page users are likely to be Internet users as well. And a business that ignores online activities entirely may have a tough time getting access to or credibility with those customers. It is possible to make online and traditional (off-line) methods to attract customers work in tandem – improving the effectiveness of each alone.

So it’s no longer an either-or, all-or-none choice whether to promote the business online or off. People who subscribe to online services consult the Yellow Pages 23% more often than non-subscribers.

Frequent Yellow Page Users are:

– 18% more likely than average to be Internet subscribers

– 32% more likely to be among the heaviest Internet users

– 18% more likely to make purchases on the Internet

– 27% more likely to spend more than $1,000 on Internet purchases

Source: Simmons

Customer Behavior is Changing

More and more, people are going to the Internet to find, learn about, or select products and services. Even local ones. That doesn’t mean that they will buy online, however. People still prefer to spend their money locally when they can. But, even the smallest business can do a better job of being found by those who prefer to use both the Internet and the Yellow Page directory to make their buying decisions. And, it can be done very inexpensively, too. Even a 100% local business can pull in more business by getting its low-tech and high-tech advertising to mesh.

What Else has Changed?

– Buyers are less trusting and more willing to shop around

– Customers have more options and ways to find what they want

– Availability of Internet Yellow Pages

– Aging population uses the Yellow Pages differently than young people

– Development of unique niches and specialties

– More choices for a “better deal”

– More directories competing in a geographic area

– More immigrants, or those from other cultures, unaccustomed to Yellow Page use

– Area code proliferation fragments cities

– Larger cities have multiple directories, rather than one large one

– Development of specialized directories – like ethnic, non-English, women, minority, business to business

Become Visible Online – With or Without Your Own Web Site

If your business already has a Web site, treat it as a way to expand the reach of your Yellow Page ad and traditional marketing activities. Jettison the expectation that it should make sales – few do so. But an information-packed Web site can support your traditional marketing methods very well.

Even without your own Web site, your small business can establish an online identity that helps buyers to find you.

– Get listed in a variety of Internet Yellow Page (IYP) directories

– Send emails to your “regulars” with special offers and useful information

– Position yourself for Local Search – a method whereby customers use search engines to locate local businesses by town, state, region, zip code, etc.

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Which Mistakes Are YOU Making?

Sure you can easily stroll into just about any store and buy a lottery ticket. It’s just that easy. That’s just as it should be. Playing the lottery can be a fun and easy diversion with the chance of a major payoff. You, however, are a more serious player. The fact that you are reading this shows that. You are motivated enough to wade through detailed information to learn how to cut out the bad habits and practices and find a better way to play the lottery in an intelligent manner. Here is a list of 10 too common mistakes that lottery players make. Every single one of these items could be costing you ticket money, time, frustration, and perhaps even millions of dollars. Read them, take them to heart, and then put them into practice.

1. Playing the Wrong Lottery Games

Have you ever really considered which games you play and why? How much money do you really need to win? What amount of winnings would make an impact on your life? Here in Texas we have many different choices. You can play a large multi-state game like Mega-Millions with HUGE multi-million dollar payoffs but the unfortunate odds of only 1 chance in 175,711,536 of taking home the jackpot! Wow, that’s one ticket for each of over half the population of the U.S.A.

On the other hand the Texas Two-Step lottery prize begins at $200,000 and has often reached a million dollars. The odds of winning the smaller game are only 1 in 1,832,600! By switching from the Mega-Millions game to the Texas Two-Step you increase your chance of winning a

prize by over 95 times! Put another way you would have to buy 95 Mega-Millions tickets to have the same odds of winning with one Texas Two-Step ticket.

In the area you live there are probably the same choices between small games with small prizes like pick thee games, five and six ball games with mid-range payouts, and the huge multi-state games with incredible odds against you.

2. Playing Birthdays as Lottery Number Picks

Trust me, I know. You have a series of numbers that you have chosen based on your children’s birthdays and the day you got married and your mom and dad’s wedding anniversary date. Bad move. Here’s why.

When you choose lottery numbers based on meaningful dates you limit your choices to the number of days in a month. In other words you are limited to numbers from a pool of 1 to 31. As an example of the problem in this method think about this. In the Texas Lotto game 6 numbers are drawn from a pool of 54 numbers. 54 numbers give you a whopping 25,827,165 possible combinations! When you choose from the pool of numbers ranging from 1 to 31, how many combinations do you think there are to choose from? There are a measly little 736,281. Think about that. When you choose between 1 and 31 you get 736,281 possible combinations BUT you absolutely, positively lose out on the other 25,090,884 possible combinations! Choosing birthday numbers decreases any chance of your having the winning combination by almost 97%. That’s insane.

I know, you read about several people who chose birthday numbers and won millions. I also realize that your string of birthday numbers has EXACTLY the same chance of being drawn as any of the other 25,827,165 possible combinations. It’s true, each combination has the same chance of being drawn. Still, are you willing to cut out almost 97% of your possible winning chances? I am not willing to give up almost all of the possible winning combinations simply to use sentimental choices. My goal is to play smarter than that.

3. Inconsistent Playing

Consistency pays. It is to your advantage to be a little fanatical about making sure you are in the mix for every drawing. Lottery corporations constantly chant the mantra ‘You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play’ as a sales tool, but they are right on the money. You can’t win if you don’t play! You should never miss playing the game of your choice, the one you have set your sights on winning. If you cannot afford to play some system you are fond of or as many tickets as you wish you could, if you have no partners to pool money with, whatever the reason, you should ALWAYS have at least one ticket in each and every drawing in your game.

Some lottery guides give the advice to stay out of certain overplayed drawings. Perhaps if the odds are extreme, the competition too fierce, or the payoffs too small, then yes. But in general there is no good reason to sit out. Think about this, what if the numbers you meant to play were chosen the one night you chose to watch that rerun of that sitcom rather than traipse out into the world to get your ticket? If that happens, don’t call me to cry, though I would like to hear the story. Just don’t expect a shoulder to cry on. You’ve been warned. Sitting out with not even one ticket is the same as saying you don’t want the chance of becoming filthy rich this week.

4. Playing Too Much or Too Little

You should first decide which game is the best one for you to play, than make a commitment to play it regularly. Next it would be wise to make a quick budget of what you can afford to play or what you are comfortable wagering. I once read about a young immigrant man in Houston, Texas who won several million dollars. Great news! Then I read that he played several hundred dollars worth of tickets each week for several years before winning. I actually worried a bit for him. Everyone has a budget they can live with but most could not and would not want to spend that much money on lottery tickets. Was he married? Was he neglecting his family? Did he have a gambling problem?

So please, spend on lottery only the excess small amounts you might normally spend on coffees or other treats. Do not spend money you cannot afford to lose. Make sure you can afford the game you play. But make sure you also play, at least once in every drawing. The one headline you will never see is the person that didn’t buy a ticket and still won the lottery.

5. Using Faulty Data, Math, or Systems

Many systems have better written advertisements than actual materials and plans, and others use cumbersome software or require endless hours of drudgery and record keeping. Many are some form of wheeling system that works best (and only a little better than simply chance) if you can afford to buy hundreds of tickets in a drawing. It is easy to lose interest when a lot of work is required and the chance of winning does not change much with the system. Seek out the best ways of playing, ways that create more winners, require little or no work on your part, and are easy to use.

6. Playing Common Combinations of Numbers

Read this carefully. It would be a good idea to avoid strange combinations of numbers. Examples would be 1-2-3-4-5-6 or 49-50-51-52-53-54. Avoid sequence choices such as 5-10-15-20-25-30 or 2-4-6-8-10-12 or 7-14-21-28-35-49. Never fill out a lottery slip by checking all of the boxes on the left, or right, or spelling out a number or letter or word with the darkened squares on the play slip.

Why? Because in every drawing there are dozens, sometimes hundreds, and even thousands of folks doing the same thing as you. Imagine going to bed after checking your numbers and knowing you had won a million dollars, only to wake up the next morning to discover 99 other folks are sharing your million dollar dream. Hey, any lottery win is better than no lottery win, but a million dollars will take you a lot farther in life than $10,000! Go for the big one, and if you have to share, hope it is with a lotto pool partner instead of 99 strangers.

7. Being Tempted By New Plans and Schemes

There are dozens if not hundreds of complicated plans and schemes out there that use slick ads and empty promises to sell the latest flavor of information on how to win the lottery. One mistake many players make is to fall to the temptation of the slick advertising and empty promises. Are you one of those people who always must try every new lottery “winning” system you see? Do you buy tickets one way for a few weeks and then totally switch your methods? Lottery games are mostly a losing proposition. The odds are HUGE and against you. Spending time and money on various faulty systems, plans, and software takes away from your goal of actually taking home the big one. Find one good method and stick with it for the long haul.

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8. Giving Up On the Dream Too Soon

Have you ever heard of the ‘loser’s limp’? It is said that many a football player will make a stunning run down the field, magically skirting past opposing team members, only to slow and falter in the final few yards, being tackled, and failing to make that all important touchdown. You may have seen players do this very thing and wondered what in the world they were doing. At times it makes me even wonder if the darn game is fixed! Truth is though, loser’s limp is real and to be found not just in football but in every human endeavor. It’s always darkest before the dawn is what they say. Remember, if you don’t play you can’t win. That one drawing you miss might have been the one. Persistence pays!

Don’t give up on the dream. You CAN win the lottery! Someone will!

9. Spending Money on Less Effective Games

I am not a big fan of, nor can I ever suggest that you spend money on, ‘scratch-off’ style games. Lottery odds are bad enough but if you dig deep in the odds and payout figures on scratch off tickets, WOW, they are a major hole in the ocean in which to toss your hard earned cash.

I can almost hear you saying “But come on, they are a fun diversion”. Hey, it’s your money so spend it how you want to spend it but know in advance it is a losing proposition. Unlike the lottery where creative types have found a few ways that can significantly affect the odds making it a chance worth taking, scratch-off tickets are like shooting in the dark. Often the bullet will hit you!

If you are going to tell me about Uncle Louie who “always wins with those things,” well, I have dozens of friends and not one of them ever has returned from Las Vegas with tales of losing money. They ALL won. However do the casinos pay the electric bills on all of those neon signs? For the smart player scratch-offs are not an option.

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