Finding affordable ink for your printer

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Posted on 7th February 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

Buying cheap ink jet cartridges has gotten easier thanks to in part to companies like Ink Grabber. Our ink jet printer allows us to print proofs page, that allows you plug in your digital camera memory card and print a sheet of prints to pick and choose. This is nice feature of for some reason you do not have it connected to a PC. And at a an approximate cost of .29 per print, you can’t go wrong. You can get free shipping on your or toner cartridges without paying the high prices of the name brand inkjet cartridges . My wife used it for my daughters American Girl party where the girls were able to take a picture, and then make a nice little book to take home for the occasion. The girls still talk about their American Girl photo album.

So what type of printer do you own? Is yours a Lexmark, HP, Canon, Brother, Dell or something else? You can now find compatible printer ink cartridges for your printer at really good prices! In some cases you might be able to save 80% from the suggested retail price using ink refill kits. Ink Grabber is a great place where you can find your next ink cartridges for your printer and at discounted prices! If you have an Epson printer and you find numerous printer ink refills for most of their printers; you can save up to 75% when you buy a valuepack or multiple ink cartridges. This is just one of the many great deals you can find. Be sure to check them out the next time your ink starts to run low in your printer. There are also some great tips on how to conserve the ink in your printer cartridges.

Using digital channels to grow your brand

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Posted on 3rd February 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

The online  advertising agency  that are poised to help customers align with the new channels.

One such vendor is That Ad Agency, and they offer a host of solutions from SEO optimization to marketing expertise. Because they started on the internet they understand how to use various platforms and integrate them into a tailored solution to meet your business demands. The use of TV and radio can be used effectively to complement your online advertising campaign and will help drive traffic to your business. More targeted traffic means more sales. This type of  Advertising agency can be the key to your success. You need “That” agency working with you to bring together the right solutions in order to increase your profits and brand visibility.

Web hosting companies in 2011

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Posted on 2nd February 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

Over the years I have learned a few things about creating websites and the things I need to do to get them up for others to see. After you put the time and money in to developing your website, you’re going to need a hosting service so it can be seen on the World Wide Web. All hosting companies are different, so it’s important to look at a few of them and find out which is the best web hosting service for you. You can easily look at some of the best hosting plans by visiting various companies and looking at their credentials and seeing what other webmasters are saying about various hosting companies. It’s a real simple way to find your first web hosting company or if you’re looking to switch from your current hosting provider.

By researching online you will be able to read reviews on those web hosting companies that you know and probably some that you haven’t heard about before. These reviews can really be helpful in deciding what web hosting company you choose. I know the price and service are a big issue with me, so that is one of the first things I want to know about and which hosting service is the cheapest. The one that has the best price may not provide all the things you’re looking for or you see that they have a lousy support service so you’re willing to spend a little more.

PC virus protection in 2011

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Posted on 30th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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With our home PC and laptops a critical link to being able to create content and design for our blogs we need to make sure that they are not infected with malware, spyware, and are running at their optimum level — for software in order to stay productive. Make sure that you do your research whenever installing any new software and be cautious of those pop up ads that promise to clean your computer of potential viruses as they are typically a form of spyware themselves.

Protecting your computer on the internet is an everyday job. There are so many different viruses, Trojans, hijackers, and things trying to get in our computers to cause it harm. In most cases, it’s nothing that will actually damage your computer. It will just make your computer slow down, or crash more frequently. Norton Antivirus 2011 is one of the leading companies that has software and solutions to help you protect your computers and networks.

Now if you have noticed that your computer isn’t running as fast as it use to be. Then there’s a good chance that spyware is on your computer. Spyware Doctor with Antivirus is another great solution to help protect your PC or laptop. Internet Security Software is a booming business. There’s so many people out there that have no anti-virus protection for their computers. They are just left in the open, waiting on an attack by some hijacker or trojan out there. Getting some protection for your computer is almost a must these days. It’s practically impossible now, to surf the internet with no sypware or virus protection on your computer. If you are one of those people that doesn’t have any form of protection on your computer.  You can do searches on the search engines, to help find reviews on different products and find multiple options on Top Antivirus  Software reviews to help you find the best product for your home and office.

Keeping track of your fleet

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Posted on 26th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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Companies that have a large fleet inventory must be able to track and monitor where these vehicles are at all times. Construction and delivery services use gps vehicle tracking to help understand where there vehicles are as well as map out the most efficient route for them to take. Many of the new system can alert the operator of upcoming traffic issues and report back to the main control if a driver is speeding or not where they should be. Drivers and the company can better stay in communication on their overall day and through the mapping systems gain better insight into what are the more economical routes. Using gps vehicle tracking can also help you realize better overall productivity for your teams and your company.

Play free slots fever on Facebook

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Posted on 25th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

I haven’t had a chance to check out the games online, that allow players to build up a character or join another online member in attempting to conquer a mission or just travel safely through a series of mazes. I know I have friends that love to play these types of games online and they absolutely love them. I think they have even become addicted to them, as much time and energy they spend on playing some of these games.There is a huge demand for the action and adventure games online. Not to mention the various services that are around to offer assistance for these new and cool games of the future. The games of today have certainly changed from the days of playing Pac Man in the arcade for 25 cents a pop. I believe I would really like these new games online today, if I could ever find the time and extra money to dedicate to them. Especially those that allow friends to play online together or in a team, where they can help each other out in trying to win the game.
I was recently trying out the Free Slots Fever app for Facebook and I can say from experience that it was pretty cool. What I thought was going to be a quick 5 minute research project turned into a 30 minute gaming session. You can bet varying amounts and win multiple ways. What I like about the game is that you have chances to win extra credits through various scenarios. I was lucky enough to gain several icons the same in one spin and battle a knight where I was awarded numerous credits for picking the right place to hit him with my sword. This is what makes these games so addictive because once you experience a huge win you think that the next one is on the next spin. I can see how this would be pretty cool by competing against your friends to see who can collect the most coins or have the most battles. I guess the holidays are coming up and what a great way to spend time with friends and family.

social media management tools

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Posted on 21st January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Social media Management tools |Technology

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Social Media Management toolsQuick review on Social Media Management tools

I have been reviewing and researching some of the more social media management tools and starting to try out a few to see the difference. I found this great synopsis on Social Media marketing tools that was already produced so thought I would pass that on to my readers. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have used one of the proposed solutions and let us know what has been working for you.

Social Media Marketing Tools

13. Back At You – Online marketing promotions can dramatically enhance any campaign, but it’s not easy to get them going or make them effective without a little help. That’s where Back At You steps in. With this well-designed tool, you can build, launch and analyze online marketing promotions on Twitter and Facebook in one easy place. Instead of twiddling your thumbs and wondering how your promotion is working, you’ll enjoy instant feedback.

14. Wildfire – Marketing efforts have to be ongoing and continual if they’re going to provide consistent and effective results. Wildfire makes it easy to continually work to grow your audience. Its robust lineup of tools allows you to engage with your audience and monetize your interactions with it. In addition to using social media for this purpose, it incorporates SMS and email tools as well.

15. Sendible – It’s critical to know what people are saying about your brand online, whether it is good or bad. Sendible lets you keep your finger on the pulse of what people are saying about your brand on social media sites. It can be used to manage, promote and track your brand’s reputation online. With it, you can quickly jump on great opportunities. You can also use it to perform swift damage control.

– For a viral campaign to go truly viral, it needs to be transmitted to as many social media outlets as possible. Crowd Factory optimizes the process and makes it a breeze. You can also use it to track social activity back to conversions, which gives you a much clearer understanding about what’s working and what isn’t. At the same time, you can enhance the process of acquiring new customers….More at Top 25 Social Media Management Tools

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SocialMotus, a new social media management tool for small and midsized businesses, has released an in-depth team management and analytics tool with multi-user support, conversion tracking, integration with Google …More at SocialMotus Launches Social Media Management Tool for SMBs

Small Business Trends
Did We Really Think Social Media Would Stay Free Forever?
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Even banner advertising, a relatively new kid on the marketing block, has become markedly less popular under this performance based paradigm. Companies aren’t willing to pay for yesterday’s marketing tools in today’s economy. Charge the social media
Buddy Media eases pain of social media moderatingPRWeek
Rethinking Social Media’s ROIMediaPost Communications
8 Ways Businesses Can Use Facebook and Customer Relationship ManagementCMSWire
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Getting tax help for your stock trades

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Posted on 19th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

Making money on Wall Street today, isn’t as easy as it use to be. There are still some good stocks you can buy and make money, but your selection process has to be much more carefully planned these days. I have located 5 stocks that have a long track record of beating the odds. I don’t see any reason why these stocks won’t continue to soar in the future. What is important to remember is that with every rising stock there are usually 20-30 that are slipping.

Investing today doesn’t have to be in your stock broker’s offices. The internet has made the way investors conduct business in a whole new way. There are so many investors making trades today online. Millions of dollars are getting electronically moved daily, as investors learn the ease of stock trading with an online broker. For you day traders who hate the end of year when you have to compile your gains and losses for tax time there is a Stock Tax Software that does most of the work for you. Relying on your personal tax software to help calculate your end tax responsibility could leave you at risk. The online trading of stocks is big business and for the beginner it can be very intimidating. As more and more people learn how to use a computer, they are learning just how easy it is to have a portfolio online.

Provding remote technical support

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Posted on 16th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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More companies are using Remote PC Access Software is the latest ways that companies are keeping their employees in touch. Since most of the work we do is now captured on a PC/laptop/ and now tablets the best way to help your team stay productive is to provide 24 hour support.
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This being many programmers who work remotely are in need of support in the field since they will not be sitting at home in front of their 22 inch monitors coding away. Since many are programming in an open source environment it is highly possible to get some rogue code in your laptop that will require immediate attention. Remote installation and trouble shooting is a great way to take care of adware and malicious problems that plague many laptop computers today.

Commercial Equipment for your business

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Posted on 14th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

The end of the fiscal year for most businesses is coming to an end so planning for next year has already begun. Those companies that still have money left in their capital budget may be looking to purchase larger commercial items to take advantage of the tax breaks in 2012. With the government in debate on current tax cuts and increases in order to avoid the “fiscal cliff” some businesses are buying now in order to make sure that they get their tax breaks on capital equipment. Large machinery could be at the top of that list like Bobcats from commercial equipment kentucky specialists The Yard Park. They offer both rental and purchases for big name manufacturers like Husqvarna, Toro, Bobcat, or Wacker Neuson.

The new year will bring about some great opportunities and in our area we are already seeing major construction projects going up. One nice incentive for businesses is that even if they are not going to pay cash for equipment there is some cheap money out their to borrow and the interest rates on business loans are still at competitive rates.

A smarter shopping tool

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Posted on 13th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

Since the first doors opened up for businesses online to begin selling merchandise, all the way to our present day, one thing has remained a constant. Shoppers want to pay the lowest prices possible on everything from electronics to humidifiers . The trick to finding the lowest prices online is knowing where to go. After you have shopped for awhile online, you discover which places offer the best prices. You meet up with family and friends and compare notes and get more advice on where to look for the best online bargains. However, you may still be missing out on places that offer the exact items you’re buying which comes with a cheaper price tag.

This is where ShopWiki comes in and saves the day. They do a great job at connecting shoppers online to the retailers that offer the products they are looking to buy that day. Their services is more like a search engine than any online store. They search all over the Internet finding anything and everything that a shopper would buy online. I wanted to test this out for myself, so I decided to do a search on “carpet cleaners” and to find some great information on advantages and disadvantages of the various types of cleaners. There were several places that were offering steam cleaners for sale and many were less than what you pay in the store.Lots of people have never heard of ShopWiki or even aware that a service like this exists on the World Wide Web. It’s a very helpful and useful website for just locating specific items. It’s an added bonus when you get to see which websites are selling your items at the cheapest prices.

Protecting your valuables with home security

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Posted on 10th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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I really never gave too much thought about those home security signs and wondered why someone would even want to put up one in the first place. I assumed it was an employee of the company or some big manager or boss that was advertising for the security place they worked for. Later on as I saw more and more of these signs, I realized it was really customers for these security companies. I figured these companies must have great customer service; since so many home owners were helping to advertise for them, by placing signs in front of their homes. Now it makes me wonder if the signs are better than the actual security systems that get installed.
You first have to think like a criminal and figure out ways that you would prefer to break-in other people’s homes and what types of systems you would worry about the most. We often think about the bad guys breaking in at night and this is actually false. Most of your crimes that are centered around the home actually take place during the day. Many house wive are carrying pepper spray to provide a first line defense when they are home alone. The typical family that has a husband, wife, and kids will likely have day jobs and school, so it’s the daytime your home needs the most security. I would choose the day for those reasons and also you have more lighting during the daylight hours and no need to carry any flashlights or lighting equipment.

Can you really get top 10 Google rankings, Bing, and Yahoo

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Posted on 8th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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Top 10 rankings SEO softwareNow that the November 2012 updates have taken place there are more blog and website owners trying to figure out exactly how to improve their content and links in order to stay in the good graces of google. The changes have been made in large part to provide a more user friendly experience for end users and eliminate spam sites that were made soley for the purpose of gaming the system. I found this cool infographic below that shows the differences in the Panda VS Penguin updates and their impact  on the search engine traffic. You can find different opinions on what it now takes to get and maintain Top rankings in Google and the other search engines. More is being written about Authorship and having more of an impact on the sites and content you create. I will be creating a new post based on the articles that I have been reading to help you understand the changes and the things you can do to today to start increasing your authority. It ultimately comes down to creating a unique experience for your visitors and offering them something of value so that they will staay on your site and then come back on a regular basis. You can find articles where they talk about current SEO for 2012 being dead:

”    “SEO” means Search Engine Optimization.

There is internal and external SEO. Internal makes up about 15% of the process (I’m told it may be much higher now) and it means to design your site so it follows the best practices proven to rank high on Google. External SEO used to mean to write articles, press releases, blogs, comments, and content with embedded keyword “backlinks” to your site. Now it is changing fast to include social media strategies.

SEO has been traditionally divided into “white hat” or “black hat.” Black Hat is the obvious villainous practice of gaming the system by doing things to raise rankings that Google doesn’t want, and White Hat is just more subtle.

But what does Google want? They want relevant, real content on the internet that people want to read and tell other people about. If Google doesn’t bring you the most relevant content when you search they aren’t doing their job. ” Read more from Ken Crogue at Forbes.com

 

I have been demoing several SEO software tools promoting Top 10 Google rankings and wanted to provide some of my insight here. The first one is iBusiness Promoter which has different components on rankings, links, and optimizing your blog or website. You can download a Complete SEO free trial here.

Some of the highlights of iBusiness Promoter:

  1. Enter your URL that you are wanting to improve rankings and search engine visibility
  2. Use their keyword suggestion tool to get laser focus on the markets that you should be targeting
  3. Find their suggestions on blog optimization on what to do now in order to start getting ranked for your keywords
  4. Rank tracker lets you see what keywords are tracking and which ones are a dead end
  5. Get high quality backlinks that are Panda compliant and are in line with current (Novemeber 2012) updates
  6. Lastly you can input the URL’s of your competitors and see what they are doing in order to get to the top of the search engines
Final word on iBusiness Promoter SEO software!!! Do not let this replace great content and remember that while these tools can help you accelerate your rankings there is no substitute for creating a site for your customers. Do not simply create pages and content with Search engines in mind. Always start with the customer in mind and any future updates can only benefit all your efforts

 

 

 

 

 

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Ultra Website hosting for your blog

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Posted on 5th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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In the world of online blogging you will find multiple writings about how to successfully gain new readers and improve your SEO position. There are very few blogs about some of the basic building blocks that can make or break your entire blog. One of the key foundations that any good blog needs is fast reliable webhosting. We learned this very early on as we started to build various channels and really started to learn more about the power of blogging and how to best support our sites. You can find high end servers that can run $500 a month and beyond or you can find cheap hosting for under $100 a year. The key is to understand what you need at that moment and how fast do you anticipate your site will grow.

Many bloggers will cut their teeth on some of the free services like blogger.com but come to realize that while it is a great deal the ability to scale your site and really customize your templates can be limiting. Many of the hosting companies got this ideal early and saw the explosion in blogging so they started to advertise their blog hosting capabilities on hosting sites like Ultra Website Hosting with Litespeed hosting.We can say that we have tried a few different companies and the traffic and uptime can vary greatly between hosts. A few things to ask or explore before settling on a host are:

Can they scale up your server in the event you start getting more traffic than you had anticipated?

What do they do if there is a spike in traffic that may put a heavier load on their servers? Some will shut your account down while others will work with you to find a better solution.

What type of up time do they guarantee?

Lastly, if this is shared plan how many sites do they usually host on one server.

Keep a few of these points in mind and you will find that your blogging will be less frustrating and allow you top focus more on developing your content and customers.

Better than a VCR

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Posted on 4th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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A digital video recorder is an amazing tool which allows us to digitally record television programs that air on our standard receivers. This is much better than what we used to have in the old days, this device called a VCR, which involved the use of bulky, cumbersome tapes that we would stuff into the machine, then force us to jump through a number of hoops and solve complex algorithms for the sole purpose of setting the clock to the appropriate time. In fact, you need doctorate in mathematics just to program a VCR, and often times you would have to call the local mathematics doctor to come to your house and program your VCR for you. This was fine if the mathematics doctor was a smoking hot woman, but alas many people who pursue the field of mathematics are frumpy and unattractive.

A DVR solves this issue by making recording as simple as pushing a button. You simply press and let the machine work its wizardry. No more negotiating times and dates, no more having a stack of dust covered VHS tapes in your living room, unable to discern which of those is pornography. Instead, all that data gets stored on a hard drive, which then can be played back at an individual’s leisure. A DVR typically comes standard with your satellite TV subscription from http://www.directstartv.com/directv_equipment/directv_dvr/directv_dvr_tips_and_tricks.html.

Your small business hosting solution

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Posted on 2nd January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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If you are trying to find the right web hosting for your blog or website then you will find that there are literally hundreds of various companies offering all types of benefits and prices that can help you find a solution. What we found early on in trying to website hosting is that not all companies are created. There are many that are just jamming as many sites on one server as they can which can be problematic from a access issue and SEO standpoint. If your blog is hosted on a server where several sites are hosted that have been black listed from google this will impact your search engine rankings and page rank. You should look at the track record of the managed hosting provider to understand their reputation in the industry and what service and up time they offer. So you must be careful and look at some of the key features that we talk about to keep in mind when choosing a vendor.
Some of the things that you can ask to help you understand what types of services and support they offer. How much server space you will have? Can you upgrade to a dedicated server if your business grow or do they just shut down your account? What types of servers and operating systems that are used? So they have redundant backups? How many domains and email addresses can you host on one account? Do they offer colocation services if you have your own hardware?And how much bandwidth can you receive without being penalized? Companies like Superb Internet is set up to help small to medium businesses and help you grow your capacity as your online presence expands.

Using inventory software to help build customer loyalty

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Posted on 1st January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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Any business that you walk into will typically have registers that are able to process transactions, record customer info, and update inventory. Many of these systems have a robust inventory software program behind them that are able to coordinate all of this information. The only problem is that most small to medium sized businesses overlook the importance of tying in their customers purchases with their operating plan. By this I mean they do not capture or link purchasing behaviors to help them create a unique shopping experience for that customer. It is very difficult to attract new customers and businesses will spend millions to attract new customers but less than that to retain them. If you are able to create a more personal shopping experience for your customers through integrated software solutions so no matter if they shop in your store or on your website they will feel important.

Converting video for your iPad

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Posted on 31st December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

As the popularity of the iPhone and iPad increase there has been a greater demand to be able to convert video to your iPad or iPhone through a simple Video converter for Mac from imtoo.com. You can now take your home movies and other movies files and convert to the accepted MPEG4 format that works for your iPad devices. In our family we have both the iPhone and iPad and I had been looking for a way to get videos that we own and even those that we made as home movies converted to be able to show on ou devices. There are a lot of choices and the key is to watch out for those programs that promise the world and not deliver. Many of the video converter programs available can contain spyware and viruses and the sole purpose is to have them downloaded on your PC.

Now would be a great time to get the new iPad video converter for those holiday get togethers.