email marketing services to help grow your business

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Posted on 23rd September 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

email marketingOne of the most effective ways to communicate with your customers is through permission based emai marketing. I say permission based because SPAM is against the law and most people will ignore the information anyway. If you read any websites, blogs, or marketing books one of the top ways that they talk about communicating with your customers is through email marketing services.

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Advanced shopping engine

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Posted on 21st September 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing |Technology

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searchWe see the term every, but do we really understand what Wi-Fi is? It’s on the window at Starbucks, the box our laptop comes in and is a huge selling point for PS3 and Xbox, but do we really know what Wi-Fi is? Well simply put, Wi-Fi is the trade name for popular wireless technology used in home networks, mobile phones, video games and other electronic devices that require wireless networking. Wi-Fi technology is supported by personal computers, game consoles, printers and other peripherals which can operate wirelessly.Finding new games for the  Xbox 360. is now easier at site like shopwiki. You can find  Madden 10 from various vendors and able to choose the best price and shipping. The new Xbox 360 elite system is also available to those who are looking to upgrade their current Xbox system. There are hundreds of shopping and comparison sites but shopwiki.com does a nice job in providing a great selection of products and places online and in the store where you can buy your games and gadgets.

Spam Complaints

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Posted on 20th September 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

Please note that if you have reached our site based on a email that you received we did not send it. There has been a breach somewhere within the server and someone is sending out emails using our email address and blog domain.  Rest assured that we are doing everything that we can to try and solve this issue ASAP. Commonly known as “domain spoofing” this does unfortunately happen all the time and we happen to be in the line of fire. Please leave a comment or just forward us the email with the headers that you receieved so that we can handle appropriately.

Here is brief explanation that we found:
Q. “I found out from returned “undelivered” email that those address does not exist in my lists–in the first place, I have never sent them”.

A. Many affected owners of email domain being spoofed are complaining of having their account being suspended for spamming and receiving “tons” of harassing hate mails marked as coming from them–which they have never sent and only found-out when they start receiving angry replies or returned undelivered bounce email.

The victims of these new from of harassment in which fake or boogie messages was sent-out posing as the original owner of the email address by spoofing, are usually done by dissatisfied or fired employees, competitors, pranksters, junk mailers, provocateurs or spammers trying to sell something–not that they want you to respond to the email but to click on a link in the message.

According to the FBI, spoofing is generally not illegal because no hacking is required, unless it involves a direct threat of violence or death and by using such tactic, know as email spoofing–they exploit the simplicity of Internet SMTP (simple mail transport protocol RFC 821).

Email can be spoofed by tweaking the settings on standard email client like; Eudora, Outlook Express, etc.

Games online

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Posted on 19th September 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

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zynga6Many of the players that are in the tournaments today get there by playing in an online casino tournament and getting their seat for free. Online gambling has taken off since the televised WSOP and more people are coming online to perfect their skills and have a shot at these million dollar tournaments. New sites like zynga.com where you can get Facebook poker chips for just signing up and then having your friends join you to chat and play Texas Hold’em Online casinos have been popping but only a few really offer any value. In our neighborhood we get together twice a month for a friendly game of poker where many of the games are jacks or better. Most of the time we spend on games such as Texas Hold em, and Omaha. As the poker craze has spread so has the fanatics in our neighborhood. I am sitting at the table and feel like I am playing with Phil Helmuth and “Jesus” ( nickname for a famous poker player) All the terms that were flying around were making me nervous, such as Drawing Dead, Gut Shot Straight.. This was supposed to be a friendly game!! I was able to locate a site for us novice and for the PROS as well, players that give a broad and detailed perspective on how to Play such poker games.

Finding an online casino to practice your skills for free or for those outside the US to earn money has gotten much easier. You can play Deuces Wild Video Poker if you get bored, but to improve your game you need to play lots of hands to understand the odds of the hand you are playing.I found the best info on Omaha, which is a very detailed version of Hold em. I can hardly wait to our next poker night with the fellas. I will be bringing heat along with a Big Blind Gut Shot Straight, so give me the river. (Poker Lingo) So if you are in the need for some simple advice on what these and other terms mean and how to play these games and other,please take a look at their site.

Which is The Most Effective Social Share Buttons for SEO?

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Posted on 18th September 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

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Which is The Most Effective Social Share Buttons for SEO?

 

Social signals are now being incorporated into search results, though currently, they may not be very strong signals, such as say, organic links.

SEO experts are suggesting that everything else being equal, a website with more ‘social love’ gets a higher search result position than one that is lacking in social love.

 

Having social media buttons on your website or blog, conveniently placed, increases the chances that people will use them, thus contributing to SEO.

 

The Most Important Social Share Button

The purpose of this post is to try and determine which social share button has the maximum impact on SEO from amongst Facebook likes shares, Tweets, LinkedIn shares and G+1s.

 

G+1

The Google +1 button seems to have maximum impact on SEO because being part of Google itself, Google bots can crawl and index all Google+ content. (There are some restrictions for Facebook and Twitter in this regard).

 

And with the launch of Google Search Plus Your World, content +1d by the searchers’ social connections is making it to the top of the SERP.

A Mashable article on the impact of Google+ on SEO cites that a Dutch company “SEO Effects” experienced 20% increase in its click-thru rate by getting 70 people to+1 their page.

Click here for experiment conducted by SEOMoz, where consistent +1s pushed the website rankings from #16 to #6.

 

Facebook Likes and Shares

SearchMetrics conducted an analysis of over 300,000 websites, to find out the common factors in the high ranking websites.

The analysis revealed that Facebook shares had a very high correlation with higher search ranking (surprisingly even higher than backlinks). Facebook likes, comments and Tweets also figured high for in the correlation graph (refer below).

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Facebook shares reveal highest degree of correlation with high search engine ranking.

 

Tweets

Matt Cutts of Google had earlier confirmed that authority of the tweeter is an important factor while considering the SEO value of tweets.

This point is illustrated in the SEOMoz case study where they experienced #4 ranking for the (highly competitive) term ‘beginner’s guide’ after their SEOMoz Beginners Guide url was retweeted by Smashing Magazine.

 

LinkedIn Shares

Not many people associate LinkedIn shares with significant SEO impact. Dan Zarella’s analysis of more than 25,000 websites showed that urls which were shared on LinkedIn had higher number of in bound links pointing to them (as compared to Facebook shares and Tweets)

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LinkedIn shares show highest correlation

 

And inbound links being a very strong SEO factor, we can conclude LinkedIn shares are strong social signals for SEO.

 

So What is the Conclusion

Obviously, there is no clear winner for the ‘Top Social Sharing Button for SEO’.  To use a cliché, each one is a winner in its own way.

And what you can do is have all of them (and others like PinIt, Digg etc) prominently and neatly arranged on your website.

This is a good article on how to add social sharing buttons on your website for maximum impact.

 

Which social sharing button has worked best for you? Do share in the comments section.

 

This post has been written by Yasir Khan, avid blogger and self confessed SEO-Social media enthusiast. Yasir is the Founder of Quantum SEO Labs.

Finding the right hosting company

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Posted on 14th September 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

Find your free blog and website web site hosting account.

There is a new web hosting comapny top hosting center. At Top Hosting center they are offering a select plan that is targeted to blogger who are looking to make a name for themselves. With their plan you pay a one time fee of $95 and this covers you for life adn this give you some great blog hosting features. This plan gives you 250 GB of disk space, 3000 GB of bandwidth ( enough room to help you handle all those new readers), unlimited MySQL databases, a free domain and you can host unlimited domains. Hurry and check them out today since this offer will go away when the 1000th Rudolph plan is sold. I should know since we recently moved this blog over to THC and the support and reliability has been awesome. I would challenge you to surf on over to their site and try their online live support. I was able to talk with Tom within 3 minutes on a Sunday. This was the closer for me to be able to get an answer to a question in less than five minutes even though I was not a customer at that point.

Internet marketing

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Posted on 13th September 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

Webmasters can enhance their search engine marketing by teaming with experts to provide an easy to use process in which you easily create static pages. Even brick and mortar companies can benefit from specific internet marketing consulting. Partnering with the right company that can help you develop keywords and strategies around your core business can mean the difference between success and failure. Since over 80% of products that are found and purchased start at the search engines it is very important that your site is optimized to take advantage of the search engines.

Angus Reed, Prudentia and Solar Power in Dubai

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Posted on 2nd September 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

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Angus Reed, Prudentia and Solar Power in Dubai

Coal, oil, and natural gas are big sources of energy that are used globally by the biggest economies. These fossil fuels are non-renewable and at some point will run into a supply and demand crossroads. That is why companies like Prudentia and one of their principles Angus Reed were looking at the inclusion of solar power early to help harness the power of the sun. Investing in the technologies that can help transfer the power of the sun into energy saving solutions was there main focus. Other types of renewable energy that have been looked at are:

  • Wind
  • Biomass
  • Hydrogen
  • Geothermal
  • Ocean
  • Hydropower
The big areas of current investment is in Wind and Solar energy simply because they are more readily available and the technology to harness this type of energy has reached a scale of mass production. If you look at the infographic below you can see that 100 square miles of solar panels has the capacity to fuel the entire United States. Businessman like Angus Reed was involved in the early investment in solar power and has since moved into real estate development across the globe including Australia, Dubai ,and other countries. In some of the housing plans that have been funded by his company there are green homes that have won several awards and created a demand for sustainable living. As more investors put money into refining and defining the technology that will eventually be in more homes the overall demand for oil and coal will decline and help the overall environment.
More and more companies are leveraging laws and tax breaks to companies that are going green. There are companies that have gone almost entirely green by reusing resources and investing in renewable solutions for their manufacturing processes. This will only lead to more companies investing and upgrading their current practices to include green resources. It will take courageous and visionary businessman like Angus Reed to use their connections and look to invest in these current and emerging technologies.

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Payday loans online

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Posted on 31st August 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

Yes taking out a payday loan can be a humbling experience but not necessarily always a bad one. I realize that a lot of people have negative things to say about payday loan companies, but those people are probably in a better position than most of us. Truth is, there is a need for these kind of companies and if you are here now reading about it, you are also most likely in need of some help. During those dark times when you ask yourself, “how am I going to get myself out of this disaster” you can rest assured that there are options out there for the people who are less fortunate per say with their finances and who haven’t perhaps made the best financial decisions in the past , or had it as lucky as everyone else.

I for one am one of those very people, not irresponsible per say, but perhaps just never thought of or realized the importance of money and saving as I do now. Boy, have I learned a lesson and am now working on digging myself out and overcoming a major financial fiasco. Thanks to receiving a payday loan online I was able to take the first step in a positive direction. I know, I know, it sounds too good to be true right? Well do not fear, a payday loan does come with it’s own set of cons, but they are not all that bad. There are fees associated with this just as there would be anything else, but they are meant to be short term loans, therefore you will or should have it paid off rather quickly and on time minimizing the extra costs.
So why did I need to take out a payday loan? Well it really is a long story but don’t worry I’ll keep it brief and to the point. Like I said earlier I was never that responsible with money, when I got my paycheck I would spend it instantly, unless I was planning a trip somewhere. My passion is travel and any chance I get to travel I’m packing my bags and off to my next adventure. Luckily being able to find payday loans online I am able to travel almost anywhere I need and then know should a financial issue arise I will have access to funds.

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Decorating with Christmas centerpieces

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Posted on 27th August 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

Growing up as a kid, I went to a few Christmas parties or our families getting together to share in the holiday cheer. I would usually see about 20 to 30 people at most of these Christmas parties and that was the size of a typical Christmas party back then. Now we have our elders living longer and every family has to have a few children these days. A growth in population and living in neighborhoods that have the houses closer together are causing bigger Christmas parties.

I’m sure many people will have 50 or more people over to their house for a Christmas party this year. This means adding more chairs around the table and you may have to place a few bar stools at the table to sit the older people. My wife will decorate the tables with christmas centerpieces. By the way you can find some really cool ones at 1800flowers.com and have them in time for your holiday event. The kids just want to play and they aren’t too concern with eating at these Christmas parties. The ones that do take the time to fix them a plate will go sit on the couch, stairs, in the floor, or if the weather is nice enough, just go outside or on the porch is where they will eat. I know my house doesn’t have the parking space to invite that many people over. I’m sure other families don’t either and they have people parking on their lawns or ask the neighbors if they can share their driveway for the party. Your neighbor won’t mind sharing their driveway as long as you invite them over for the festivities too.

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SEO tools for link building with Advanced Web Ranking

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Posted on 26th August 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

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SEO tools for link building

SEO Tools

Web linking tools

The dream of a SEO expert or any internet marketer is to capture the highest spot in the Google ranking with their desired keyword. This Search Engine Optimization or better known as SEO is a complex subject which has been gaining great popularity among the experts. It has been extensively debated by experts all over the world to figure out how the websites can be ranked on the top spot of Google. It is difficult to try and figure out the likes and dislikes of Google and thereby write accordingly. Google is like a big black box and no one has ideas of what will make it to the top and what will not. This leads to the development of SEO tools for the enhancement of the status of the keywords used in the content. There are many online tools available for SEO which an individual can take advantage of and enhance their ranking in the search engine in a good way. These tools are immensely helpful in the increasing of the importance of the keywords and this will lead to increasing the ranking of the website. We will be talking about some of the features of both Advanced Web Ranking and Advanced Link Manager, both are tools that when used together can help keep your keywords and websites on the good side of Google and Yahoo updates. I would encourage you to download the free trial which gives you 30 day access so you can try all the tools for yourself. There are some great training guides as well to help get you the most out of your trial.

Some of the most useful link building tools is as follow. One can follow them to get traffic for the site.

Link Building Services

One of the most important tasks of a SEO expert is to build links to their websites and inner pages. You can take advantage of services like link building so that you can distribute your links to a number of places like blogs, Web 2.0 sites, video sites and so on. Another great way to build links is to write articles and submit them to the most popular article directories. This is one of the quickest ways to build links to your website. Writing good articles will be a good way of attracting traffic to the sites.

 

Link Building

With link building tools from Advanced Web Ranking you can enter your competitors’ URL in the search box and find out the number of links and the websites they are targeting to maintain the top position. This is one part of the overall product suite that can have a major impact on your overall website optimization. The setup is easy and it is included in your dashboard so with just a few clicks you are on your way to improve your links and understanding what your competitors are doing.

Website Opitmization

You can use website optimization to know how the website of your competitor has evolved over a period of time. This will help to keep track of the competitors in the business.

AWS ranking toolKeyword Search Tools

Keywords are so critical for SEO experts. There are a number of keyword search tools that you can take advantage of. These include free tools like Google Keyword tool and free version of Word tracker and also paid tools like Market Samurai, Keyword Elite, Word tracker etc.

 

Keyword Density Tool

This is a great tool to check if your webpage or website has excessive stuffing of keywords and correct them accordingly. This helps to spread the keywords in a good manner. In AWR you can use the keyword research tool to find high paying keywords and understand where your competitors are ranking.

Also use Advanced Web Ranking too understand which keywords and URL’s are bringing in the most traffic. See this simple YouTube Video here:

Bad Link Checker Tool

Using this tool, you can quickly find out if your website is linking to any bad websites. And once you detect any sites, you should immediately remove the link from your site.

Therefore one must take the time and accomplish the SEO tasks in a correct manner to get the best rankings and the highest traffic for the site.

In this section we are going to look at Advanced Link Manager more in depth.

Every webmaster has an own techniques of link building campaign. This differs from one person to another. And this makes the difference in the website of various individuals. However the most important and the most popular one is the search engine friendly link building one. This is one campaign style which works really well with the various search engines like Yahoo, Google and helps in the listing of the keywords in the first page of the search engines. This helps in the building of links successfully and people will come to know about the links that you have provided with the keywords. One must never build links in a flat manner. This must never be done when the domain that you have is relatively new as compared to the others. This will do more harm than good for your website. The building of the links must be a natural exercise and must be done carefully. This will help the links to look natural and go well with the website.

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The link building campaign which one can follow for the relatively new sites are explained below. This involves a series of six easy steps.

Social bookmarking

Every link building campaign starts with manual social bookmarking. You have to submit unique content to every social media site and the keywords should be 100% related to your website or else Google will consider as a keyword spam. Social bookmarking is the terrific method to gain social media traffic for any website. With Advanced Link Manager you can monitor your social networking signals which according to many industry experts this will be more important in overall search engine rankings.

Directory submission

Try to submit your site to top 300 niche related directories manually with correct keywords and description. This will help in the creation of good links which will be helpful for the website.

Article marketing

Many individuals feel that content is king. And it can bring organic traffic from search engines. Article marketing is one of the best off page optimization to gain high quality links from article directories. An individual can write an article and spin it to ten more unique articles manually. Then they can try to submit each article manually to each article directory. Through the link building campaign one give much stress to article marketing because it deals with content and quality contextual link building. With their Link analyzer manager you can see the value and potential harm that links may be having on your search results. This is vital for long term success of your overall online business.

Blog commenting

One of the most powerful link building method which can increase your site popularity, visibility and higher search engine ranking position results for the targeted keywords is by blog commenting. One must never spam websites and forums with improper comments and many anchors. This will not be good for the website.

Contextual links

Link popularity toolContextual links looks very natural to major search engines. Content based theme related links are recommended highly. Search theme related websites and request a blog post from the website owners. These links will definitely help you in higher rankings in the search engines.

Blog roll links

Theme based home page links are very popular in the web. Blog roll links helps you in getting site wide links. If a website is having 1000 indexed inner pages then you will get 1000 backlinks. Try to contact webmasters for blog roll links whose websites are 100% related to your site. If he or she agrees then pay some incentives for site wide blog roll links.

These are the 6 important link building methods in link building campaign. These methods are strong enough to rank in higher search engine rankings. There are many more link building methods like forum posting, sponsored links, press release and submission and many more methods. But those methods are not so strong enough to rank and will require immense experience on the part of the individual to achieve success in them.

 

Summary on SEO Tools from Advanced Web Ranking:

With both Advanced Web Ranking and Advanced Link Manager you have several options to choose from. Their Standard, Enterprise and Professional offer many of the same features with differences in creating and printing reports, identifying partners and enhanced resources in the tools. This holds true for both platforms and we have had the chance to try out the enterprise solution for both. After running through various scenarios on both platforms I can say that it is easy to use and the value of information is easy to understand and most importantly clear on what you need to do in order to be successful in getting better search engine rankings for your sites. I would recommend downloading the free trial for each and running a few reports and see for yourself.

SEO Guide Part 2 : Link Building blueprint for 2013

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Posted on 25th August 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

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SEO Guide Part 2 Link Building BluePrint for 2013:

In our readings on important updates for 2013 SEO guidelines we have been seeing more and more discussions on areas to stay away from when it comes to keeping your site healthy. The makers of SEO Powersuite have put together a Link Building Blue print for 2013 that talks about the 5 things you must avoid and include in your strategy. We have started to implement SEO PowerSuite tools to help us monitor and reshape our strategies and can say it has been quite effective. They have just released their SEO guide Part 2 on things to watch out for in 2013 when it comes to SEO and SEM. Below is a quick excerpt where they discuss the value of social signals and how you can manage those across multiple resources.

What’s coming: It’s not a secret that search engines are willing to deliver the most useful and interesting content to users. How are they going to measure what’s more or less interesting? One of the very significant factors they may rely on even more in 2013 is the amount and strength of social signals – tweets and retweets, Facebook likes, shares, mentions, etc.

Now, going back to your backlink profile, can you say that most of the domains linking to your site are socially popular? And what about your competitors?

Get prepared Get prepared: Analyze social signals for your backlink domains — which ones get most social “love” from users? Highlight these websites and work more to get backlinks from there.

To quickly get the social data for all your backlink domains, create a project in SEO SpyGlass; then go to Preferences => Preferred Backlink Factors and select those social media factors that are most important for your niche…. read more here.

 

 

SEO Link Building

You must be able to look at and know what your competitors are doing and how they are using backlinks in order to gain top positions in the search engines. At Link Assistant they have developed some great tools to help you easily and effectively monitor and manage your sites along with those that you are competing against.

What’s coming: Google has revolutionized link building practices, but some things remain the same – the competition analysis is going to be even more complicated and important in the post-Penguin era.

Get preparedGet prepared: Discover and analyze backlink profiles of your top competitors:

  • What anchors and keywords the competing sites are using?
  • Do they still acquire sitewide links?
  • Are they leveraging social media to rank better than you?
  • Do they have most backlinks from old or new domains?

Important: You shouldn’t blindly follow the steps of competitors, define the tendencies and trends of their link building process and make use of it, for instance:

  • Pay attention to the anchor text distribution, you may also need to have more anchor text with brand names and less with exact match keywords. You may also need to have more links pointing to internal pages of your site (as opposed to the home page)

  • If your competitors are more active in social media, produce more viral content, start social media campaigns, launch contests – do virtually everything you can to grab more tweets and likes.

  • Take a closer look at their backlink domains, spot the good ones (relevant content, old established domain with high Alexa traffic index) and target them to get links… read more

The above infographic provides a great roadmap to help you plan your 2013 SEO strategy. You can follow more at our Google Plus account or Twitter.

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8 tools for Project Management in 2014

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Posted on 22nd August 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

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Management of projects requires the effort and time of project managers. Identifying the right project management solution can be critical to the success of the team and company. When a company has more than one project under it, the problem of managing each project becomes complex.  For the proper planning of the project and for the proper execution of the various steps or stages in the project effective management is necessary. There are many tools which will help in making project management an easy task. The templates are one such tool which will ensure that the project is running smoothly and your company will be able to finish the project at the proposed time and with the calculated budget.The following eight tools are integral parts of a top project manager’s arsenal.

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  1. Project Charter:  A project has to have a formal start. The project charter gives the project manager formal authority to carry out the activities to complete the project. The charter should state what the business needs are for the project. Justification for the project and what the outcome of the project will be, what results will be achieved upon completion of the project.
  2. Scope Statement: Is a document that defines what the project will accomplish, it is a document that the project team can go back to when projects lose focus and start to drift away from original scope. Scope statements include: project requirements, boundaries, constraints, assumptions, objectives, schedule milestones, cost estimates, defined risks and completion criteria. They also include the initial members of the IT project management team including the organization of the project team members and the key stakeholders and other project stakeholders.
  3. Mind Mapping.A brainstorming activity often used during the planning stage of a project. Breaks a project down into smaller more manageable parts by diagramming the project. Mapping starts with the main idea in the center with branches leading out from the center listing major components of the project.  Smaller branches break off from larger ones as the parts become minor in comparison until all the branches contain tasks that can be assigned to someone.
  4. Work Breakdown Schedule (WBS) *PMBOK  Organizes the activities required to complete the project from major parts, down to manageable parts, down to the task level. It is used to organize the outcome of the mind mapping activity into a manageable table.
  5. Productive team meetings: Meetings are necessary but have no value if they do not have a clear purpose! It’s important to have an agenda and for it to be distributed prior to the meeting. State the goal of the meeting in the agenda. Is the meeting a discussion, demonstration, presentation or brainstorming?
  6. Task Maps. Like this format to record meeting minutes.  Task map list the tasks discussed and who is responsible for each task along with a completion date. Important to note that person must have the authority to accomplish the task.  They must also be reviewed and updated by the project team.
  7. Assessing risk levels by identifying potential problems and looking for alternatives is a brainstorming activity during the project planning stage.  Assessing the probability of the risk occurring and the level of response needed to mitigate the occurrence. With solutions like Comindware project management tools you can easily deploy the right tools the team and keep everyone up to date on status and progress no matter where they are.
    Risk Level Scale assesses values from unlikely to highly probable
    1 = Very low/ unlikely (Impact some minor adjustments occur)
    2. Low / somewhat unlikely
    3. Moderate / neutral
    4. High / somewhat likely
    5. Very high / very likely (Causes project failure)
  8. Team Building Skills – Projects don’t succeed if a project team can’t work together.  You can check out Agen Bola for some of the latest Futbol updates to help provide your team an outlet for work.Important to learn team members strengths and weaknesses.  Get to know each other, schedule a working lunch early in the project. Have regular face to face team meetings if possible.

Maximize your blog

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Posted on 20th August 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing


We recently started to write about using blogs to help increase your sites performance in the search engines. It is estimated that approx. 80% of all services being bought on the internet are found through search engines. So this is why it is so important to consult with and implement good and ethical Search Engine Optimization techniques. So what are some good examples. We have found that using blogs is one key and growing use of how you can increase your sites exposure and search engine position. You can see that blogs that have specific niche content like Miss Gullible can help separate your blog from the other millions that are created every month.

As you will read in almost every book, website, and ezine on increasing your internet exposure content is what the search engine spiders are looking for. For example creating a niche blog on avoiding online scams can create a buzz and drive unique visitors to your site. So when they do find your site how can you maximize your chances that you will be indexed quickly. You must also make sure that all of your pages on your site can be found as this will add value to your site. Indexing of multiple pages on your website will make you more attractive to search engines and help your customers to find products and services that you may not otherwise list on your main page. So if you have a personal blog that you use as a personal journal or have a passion about a particular subject like avoiding investment schemes on the internet that can really add value to your readers then forge ahead and you may one day find yourself on the top of the blogging world.

Proper web design for your online business

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Posted on 14th August 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

If have ever wondered how people make money by selling online through auction sites such as eBay you are not alone. There are hundreds of books and seminars that you can attend that will teach you the secret of the pros. What they don’t tell you is that the market is very competitive and if you are not careful you can invest a lot of money and not make a dime. You will pay these seminars several $100’s of dollars to learn stuff that you can get for free on the internet.

We have been researching various sites that cater to online ebay sellers to help create customized solutions. They provide a great resource on the do’s and dont’s of online selling. Start out small, and then grow your business from there. Don’t try and get to the $100K mark your first month, as it will take time to evaluate the market and see what items sell the best, and more importantly which items are more profitable. If you are selling 1000 purses a month, but only making $2 per item, you are spending a lot time for little pay off. Research and use those free resources, and who knows maybe one day you will be holding your own seminars.
Starting with a solid Web Design you can look like a big name company and start creating customer loyalty. I started selling odds and ends online a few years and thought I was going to make a serious business on it but found the inventory and pricing was so unpredictable that it was tough to see how much I was actually making. Trying to set up my online store I realized there was more to the solution than what I had at my disposal. If you are serious about selling online then you need to consult with experts in the field that can help with design and getting your website seen by the search engines and customers. Always look at multiple revenue streams that can help build your business. Again these revenue streams can be significant if you have the traffic. So I am still developing my business solution and slowly growing our customers through blogs and various other traffic sources.

Getting your blog seen

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Posted on 13th August 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

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Growing your blog can be a hard buy enjoyable task. There are more and more people coming online to start their own blogs to communicate with family, to use as an outlet, or to create their own presence online. Blogs are very easy to start and very inexpensive. If you can type on a keyboard then you can have your own outlet to the world for anyone to read and comment on. Many new bloggers need to understand that they are opening themselves up to the entire world and if they produce something that does not agree with the masses they may not like the feedback they receive through comments or other blog posts. Trying these blogs one can see the diversity on what you can do online.

BitDefender helping to protect your PC

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Posted on 11th August 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing |Technology

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bitdefender for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you own a PC or laptop then you have probably been the victim of a virus, malware, or phishing attack. Just recently Microsoft announced there was a patch needed for their Internet explorer browser that could potentially expose your computer to hackers allowing them to take control of your computer. Even the most popular social network sites have been the target of hacker and have used these sites to spread malicious viruses and malware to unsuspecting computers. Many of the software solutions that are avaiiable on the market today do an OK job of protecting your computer and personal information but there is always room for improvement. One of the negatives of having security tools installed on your PC is the speed you loose as these programs have to run in the background constantly monitoring for potential intruders. The Bitdefender Total Security has been ranked number one in antivirus technology and operates on it's own without having a popup every five minutes.

Right now you can enter to win a Dell computer that is already loaded with BitDefender. The rules are simple and can be found here. I have been hit by several viruses and the amount of work and frustration that it causes cannot be expressed in words. We also purchase a lot of things on the internet and with BitDefender Safepay you can now shop with more confidence knowing that your information is more secure and encrypted when you buy something online. They offer parental controls, social networking protection and more. With a more proactive solution that is working to help you avoid potential attacks and threats your online experience can be more enjoyable. 

 

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10 things to help your small business grow

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Posted on 8th August 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging |Marketing

1. Let Someone Else Go First

If you’re a small business, you don’t want to be putting your money on a horse that may or may not have longevity. To top it off, solutions should already be tested out fully with someone else’s money and time. The key is to jump in at the very end of the early adopter phase.

2. Keep the Bottom Line in Mind

Every piece of technology you buy, should help you increase your bottom line somehow. Whether it’s through efficiency or through expanding services, it’s got be able to pay you back. Just because something is faster, the latest version, or prettier than what you currently own, doesn’t make it a good buying decision. You might even intimidate customers who have to learn the new systems.

3. Use Open Source

Open source technology can be comparable in features to private software packages. There is no support for open source, but there are also no licensing fees.

4. Set Up Social Networking and Forget It

It is important to have an account on Twitter and Facebook, amongst many other sites. The account is free and can generate massive attention and buzz for your offerings. However, you want to schedule your tweets and automate as much of this as possible to cut down on the time spent doing it.

5. Convert Paper to Digital

A paper newsletter put online can save you tons of money on paper and mailing costs. What you may not know is the same is true with coupons. You can convert those to electronic coupons and the customer can download them off your site, saving your distribution and printing costs.

6. Get full color brochures

Partner with established vendors like UPrinting. For your image and brand you want to have something tangible that you can handout and even mail out to customers that talk about your business and products. UPrinting business brochures printing solutions can help you get the quantity and price you need. So whether you are doing a small run to test the market or need a large run for growing sales you can get them done professionally and fast.

7. Cut Down on Travel Costs

You can set up VOIP lines and teleconferencing to avoid the expense of traveling when you have more than one business office or clients in different locations.

8. Read the Reviews

Before buying any piece of technology check the reviews it got. It will help you decide whether it’s going to work for you or not.

9. Automate Your Help and Customer Service Areas

Some of this can be done simply by putting up an FAQ online for the questions that most people ask, and thus cutting down on phone calls. Other times you may want to put in a help desk system.

10. Leverage the WWW

Use the free resources that are available to help network,Brand, and create loyal customers to compete with the bigger companies. The social networking frenzy is only growing and being able to create your spot in space will only help grow and retain your customers.

 

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