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February 22, 2010

Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device (U.S. Wireless)

Filed under: Kindle Devices — Tags: , — shaziaslam786 @ 9:07 am

The good: Slimmer and sleeker looking than the original Kindle; large library of tens of thousands of e-books, newspapers, magazines, and blogs via Amazon’s familiar online store; built-in free wireless “Whispernet” data network–no PC needed; built-in keyboard for notes and navigation; a faster processor speeds up the device; with 2GB of internal memory, it’s capable of storing 1,500 electronic books; font size is adjustable; improved battery life; displays image files and plays MP3 and AAC audio; compatible with Windows and Mac machines; new Text-to-Speech feature allows you to have text read aloud.

The bad: No expansion slot for adding more memory or accessing files; files such as PDFs and Word documents aren’t natively supported and need to be converted at 10 cents a pop by Amazon; no protective carrying case included; battery is sealed into the device and isn’t removable; hardware and content is still too expensive; lacks the support for electronic library loans and free ePub public-domain books available on competing Sony Reader models.

The bottom line: While it’s short of perfection–and remains fairly pricey–the Amazon Kindle 2’s improved design, built-in wireless capabilities, and user-friendly interface keep it atop the e-book reader heap in the U.S.

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August 15, 2009

Create Favorite Icon

Filed under: Artist Websites — Tags: — shaziaslam786 @ 8:11 am

 


Favorite icon appears to the left of your link in either address bar or in favorites menu of your browser. It gives your website more personality, better visibility in favorites menu and is easy to create.
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You’ll need: 

  • Image editor software
  • Icon Editor Software.

  • If you need icon editor, I recommend you PixelToolbox, which you can download for free.  

    Using your favorite image editor create 256 color, 16×16 pixels image and save it as a .gif, or if you are using PixelToolBox .png or .bmp file. 

    Open your Icon editor software and import the image you just created. If you are using PixelToolbox, on the start screen select Windows Icon; 16×16; 8 bit 256 color pallet; click start. 

    In the new window click Import and navigate to the image you created. Edit image if needed and save it as favicon.ico on your hard drive. 

    Upload the icon to the root folder of your web site. 

    Browser will automatically look for and display the icon you created. However, if you want to help browser find the icon put following between head tags of your web page: 

    To test your icon, delete all temporary internet files from you machine, go to your web site and add it to your favorites folder. See how your icon looks between other links. You want your icon to stick out, so you may want to change some colors or shapes. Just make sure to clear your browser cache before you test new icons.

    Build It And Build It Cheap! Part II

    Filed under: Artist Websites — Tags: — shaziaslam786 @ 7:49 am

    If you are familiar with my work, then you have probably taken a look at the first part of this article, and may well be on your way to having your website up and running. Congratulations!!! It’s hard work, but having pride in the accomplishment is worth it! Now you have to find the people who want to see it, AKA–site traffic.

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    There are many things you can do to achieve your goal of generating site traffic. As a cheapazz oficionado, I am going to give you the easy and cheap ways. If by chance you did not catch the first part of this article, let me reiterate that I am not a pro at web design. I am a professional CheapAzz, certified at maxing out the free stuff in life, and occasionally the stuff that is not free–but cheap. I’ll give a few tips and resources, you can do a little research, and with a little effort we can get some traffic flow through that sweet piece of virtual reality you’ve built.










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    A domain name is a Web address, such as godaddy.com, that is linked to an IP address (which represents a physical point on the Internet). When someone types a domain name into a Web browser, the requested Web page displays.
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    The part of the domain name located to the left of the dot — “godaddy,” in this case — is called the second-level domain (SLD) name. The second-level domain name is the “readable” part of the address and refers to the organization or entity behind the Internet address. Second-level domain names must be registered with an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)-accredited registrar.
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    First things first…what the META is a META? A little computer science trivia for ya. A META is a hidden tag you build into your html that tells the search engine ‘spider’ what to do (and what not to do), with your site. There are probably libraries of books written on this subject by people that are much more qualified than I am, so I am going to give it to you in my layman’s terms. If these terms are too general this may be one of the parts you will have to research.

    You should start by finding some keywords that describe each piece of your site. You should choose specific words and try to include some for every section. Another part of your research—you can look around the net at sites that will help with these tags. Once you have your tags in order, analyze a test page or your index page before you add them to every page on your site.

    You can help drive traffic to your site by teaming with other sites of a similar size and content and exchanging banners or links with them. The more links the better. Super Tip: This will also help with your rating placement with your google search, it gives points to the sites that link back to them.

    As I said in part one of this article you can offer free content. You help other sites fill their web pages, but you also get your content out there. Visitors to their sites are always potential visitors to yours, and links make this super easy for them.

    Learn about search engine rankings. These are no secret and important in your initial visibility as a web site. You can find these rank pages right on the search engines site. Start with the most popular engines and work your way down. A note of caution: Play fair! Beware of sites that give you tips to fill your html with lists of popular words that the spiders will find instead of words that are relevant to your site. These tricks could get you barred from the engines and than all your hard work could be for nothing!!

    Small things to do… word of mouth, email signatures, newsgroups, and newsletters are all excellent tools in your quest for site traffic. Get some Free or cheap business cards printed and give them to EVERYONE. The more people that hit your site, even just to see what you’re doing, the better. Take advantage of email signatures.

    While making a nice and tidy little end for your website they will also go out with every email that you send. Join newsgroups and online groups such as aol, msn and yahoo and list your site on those profiles. Find out each groups’ rules for msg signatures and be active in groups of similar interests. Start a free newsletter and offer it monthly (or bi monthly, or yearly–whatever floats your web boat). Even with thousands of newsletters out there, they still seem to be a popular tool in showing people what you and your site are all about.

    These are all great ways to get people to your site, but you also need them to return to your site. Treat them how you want to be treated. Have a strong privacy policy, post the policy, and never violate their trust. Not only does selling visitors information keep possible repeat customers away, but it also keeps prospective customers away.

    Remember that word of mouth is important, and people will not refer your site if they feel that they or their referrals will be attacked by e bombs, snail mail with some of your links’ names on it, or telephone calls that have a little too much info. Yes, even phone calls can result from selling peoples private information, and many people are afraid to give this information to websites because of this. People don’t want your newsletter coupled with ads for angina and toilet paper, colleges and colustrum. They signed up for your website, and your ads are all they should have to expect.

    The quality and quantity of what you are emailing your customers is important also. First be sure that they have requested your ads, if they have not, don’t send them. If they do ask you to email them with offers, etc., than make sure that they receive the offer only once. If you are sending the same information over and over to them in the hopes that they will eventually take notice–take heart, they will…and than they will block you from their email box. This defeats the purpose of all that you are striving for, to generate web traffic, to keep web traffic and to generate MORE web traffic!

    Super Tip: Save request forms and/or emails for offers from customers so you can produce them if needed to show that they asked for your offers.

    Last but not least, make sure there is an easy way for subscribers to choose not to receive your offers. Many people look first for this option before they even sign up. The highest concern, of course, being that you will spam them. Everyone wants to be sure that they can easily avoid the ever present spam on their computer, and they definitely don’t want to bring it on themselves. This option will also make you look more legitimate. You are not trying to push people into things they don’t want by allowing them to choose when and if they want to receive your offers.

    There are many other tactics such as Forums, Free For Alls (FFA), Opt-in lists, Safe lists, site rotators, ad and banner rotators, ad & banner exchanges, submissions to free directories and on and on. As you can see, there are too many to work into a couple short articles. Again, a little research can save you a ton of money and headache.

    Thus far all these tips have been free for you, but with online advertising rates coming down, these are great options to look into also. Just weigh the pros and cons of spending some money towards achieving your goal. If you have the money to invest and the potential to profit from paid ads, than there’s no question as to which choice to make. However, if you’re a little low on funds and not so sure, try the free ways first and see how well they work.

    Hey – maybe you’ll make enough off the free advertising that you can get some paid ads! Either way, at paid ads we have exceeded my already limited expertise, as the Official CheapAzz I try as hard as possible not to pay for what I can almost always get for free.

    Brian lives in Michigan with his wife and love of his life of 21 years. They have 4 Children and 2 Grandchildren. Brian works a more than full time job, has too many gray hairs and spends all of his free time working on too many sites. But he’s never been happier. Entrepreneur, Online business consultant, Author.

    July 10, 2009

    How To Write More Powerful Brochures, Leaflets, And Catalogues

    Filed under: Advertising — Tags: — shaziaslam786 @ 12:23 pm

     



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    Probably the most interesting thing about brochures and leaflets is that they’re seldom read in what we’ve come to know as the right order – as you would read a book. Rather in the same way that many people read magazines in dentists’ waiting rooms, they will flick through brochures and leaflets and stop to take a longer look at bits that grab their attention.

    Alternatively they’ll flick all the way through and then go back to bits they’ve noticed and that have interested them. They’re just as likely to flick through from back to front as they are from front to back.

    What all this teaches us is that despite seeming logical, writing for brochures and leaflets in the form of a story that starts at the beginning, goes through the middle and finishes at the end, is not necessarily the best way forward.

    Obviously you can’t make every page stand alone with a message on it that says “in case you’re flicking through backwards or only want to read this page, here’s a summary of our corporate profile again.” But there are some tricks you can use to get this random reading pattern to work a bit more effectively for you, rather than against you……..Read more……..

    What?s the Score?

    Filed under: Advertising — Tags: — shaziaslam786 @ 12:20 pm

     

    You may be aware that in a basketball game the assistant coaches keep an almost unending list of personal statistics for each player. Rebounds, assists, points, minutes played, etc.
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    Why is that?

    Because they know that these individual statistics all add up to the bottom line.

    The final score.

    If they can achieve even a small incremental improvement in these individual statistics for each player this will have a compound affect on the final score.

    And of course, it helps them know which players to give the most playing time too.

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    Juice – Scam of the Decade or Opportunity of the Century

    Filed under: Advertising — Tags: — shaziaslam786 @ 12:17 pm

     
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    If you are an ardent web surfer and MLMer like I am, then I am sure you would have seen the sales pitch “Give away free broadband and earn £27 GBP each time”.
    Depending on which side of the fence you are, this product is either God’s gift to freebies enthusiasts, MLMers and all paying ISP subscribers or it is the biggest scam yet, bar none.

    For those still in the dark, let me fill in the blanks for you. A new ISP service will be launched in October 2004 that will be offering its subscribers internet connections at speeds “Faster than Broadband”. This service will be available worldwide and get this, you can now get a free connection just by submitting your name and email address.

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    Wheres Me Pot of Gold and Lucky Charms?

    Filed under: Advertising — Tags: — shaziaslam786 @ 12:15 pm

     

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    We already know this from our history books. If you want to make money today, you must first look back in time to the first time in history that a large portion of our country all tried to get rich at the same time in the same place. The first discovery of gold was at Sutter’s Mill by James W. Marshall in 1948, Mr. Sutter’s mill contractor and builder. This discovery sprang thousands upon thousands of ambitious individuals to get rich which we refer to as the “Gold Rush.”

    As you can imagine, these people were not that much different from the thousands of new entrepreneurs trying to get rich on the Internet. But out of all those thousands of people seeking their fortunes, only about 4% to 6% of them even found enough gold to feed themselves. And history books tell us that less than 1% ever became wealthy. This is so similar to the Internet of today that the two are worth comparing.

    BUT Wait! A completely different group of people became extremely wealthy in those exact same gold fields…

    Who were these people who managed to get rich during those hard times?

    They were the people who opened little stores not far from where all the people were digging and panning for gold! These people were the smartest group because they chose to sell the tools that they knew all those gold diggers were going to need. This special group of individuals some how knew that it was a waste of time to dig and pan for gold. This amazing group of people wanted something with better odds. They wanted a sure thing!

    They knew that the miners couldn’t mine unless they had clothing, tools, and food. So these genius store owners made their fortunes selling the shovels, jackets, pants, wheel barrows, picks, pans, beer, food, hats, medicine and etc. So it didn’t matter to them if a miner found gold and got rich or whether that miner couldn’t find an ounce of gold. It just didn’t matter to the men and women who owned the stores because no matter what, all those people in search of gold still needed massive amounts of supplies to live and more tools to keep trying. The shopkeepers were always there to sell all these supplies!

    Whether gold was found or not, during any given day, the shop keepers made the same consistent amount of solid income!

    Below you’re about to find out why all this is relevant to you and your Internet income.

    You now know that history has proven that if you do exactly what the masses of people are doing to get rich, you’ll most likely fail. And you now know that if you provide products or services to that large group of people that are all trying to get rich, you’ll most likely become wealthy. It’s simple! Turn those gold diggers into your customers!

    Just for a moment, separate yourself from the rest of them – sit back and relax. While sitting there, watch what they are doing; pay attention to what they are looking for and what they are using to get it. Once you have figured these things out you will know what to do to turn them into your customers.

    But in case you don’t, here’s the simple answer to how you’re about to turn all of today’s Internet gold diggers into your own customers. First of all, you must ask yourself this question: “What is the single most important thing to all of today’s Internet gold diggers? What do they crave and desire the most?”

    The answer is “Traffic.” In case you’re new to the Internet, the word “Traffic,” of course, means visitors to your web site. It doesn’t take Internet marketers long to figure out that even though they have a professional web site up, not a single person is ever going to visit that web site unless it gets advertised. You have to know where to get traffic and generate MORE traffic.

    With all that in mind, I’m about to discuss a very important subject and it may be very controversial to some, and even cause me to lose a few customers but I MUST make my point.

    You hear this from people around you, your teachers, your advisors, even television, “knowledge is power.” Do you agree?

    Please explain.

    I’ve asked a few people this same question and some have explained, “Well, yeah, without knowledge you have no authority.”

    “Well, it’s obvious, without knowledge you have no power.”

    “Knowledge is what gets the job done in your everyday task.”

    While these are good explanations, I disagree. You’re baffled. Totally understandable because I’m probably the only person on Earth standing up to this worldwide, coined phrase. So I better begin explaining myself before I start receiving hate mails. Allow me to explain by using an example.

    Electricity.

    Can you agree electricity is power? It has the power to turn your lights on, it’s what plays your radio, and it’s what starts up your car. Or does it? Electricity doesn’t just magically turn your light on, automatically play your radio nor does it mysteriously start your engine. No. The electricity HAS TO BE APPLIED.

    Like electricity, knowledge doesn’t magically write your sales letter, knowledge doesn’t automatically file your folders and knowledge doesn’t mysteriously tune up your car. It has to be “APPLIED.”

    “Where are you going with this,” you might ask.

    Simply this, “knowledge” is only POTENTIAL POWER. All the knowledge that you hold within you is nothing unless you put it to use. That’s it. If after reading this article and you decide to do nothing then you will have wasted your time and effort. Unless you apply what I’ve taught you, you will have thrown away your money. You can learn from my 4 years of experience or you can ignore it, the choice is yours.

    I’m not here to change your mind about anything, I’m just pointing out important aspects to consider and I can only hope it has opened your mind and drive you to take action.

    Van Lam is a business opportunity reviewer who speaks his mind and shares his thoughts. He has written a new ebook called, “The Hidden Secrets Revealed.” Visit his web site to read the reviews and register at his Private Forum for plenty of free products to download and to chat with other network marketers and online opportunity enthusiasts.

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    Why Most Advertisements Stink!

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    Question: What do you think the most important part of any ad is?

    Your company name? Your telephone number? Your offer?

    Look at your own advertising. What stands out? What is in the largest print? If it’s your company name or logo hold out your wrist so I can whack it with a stick.

    What’s the answer? THE HEADLINE!!

    You see, without a good compelling headline it won’t matter much how great your copy or you offer is, because few will ever read it.

    REMEMBER: The Only Job Of A Headline Is To Get The Reader To Read The First Paragraph.

    It should be big, bold, dark and easy to read. But more importantly, it must force the reader to read on.

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    Advertising For The Long Haul and Not the Short Term Gains

    Filed under: Advertising — Tags: — shaziaslam786 @ 12:04 pm

     
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    New Age Media Concepts issues its first article of many that will focus on the advertising and marketing industry.

    “If a young man tells his date she’s intelligent, looks lovely, and is a great conversationalist, he’s saying the right things to the right person and that’s marketing. If the young man tells his date how handsome, smart and successful he is — that’s advertising. If someone else tells the young woman how handsome, smart and successful her date is — that’s public relations.” By S.H. Simmons.
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    Welcome to New Age Media Concepts, Inc. where we understand your needs and how to maximize your marketing dollar.

    Marketing is your strategy for allocating resources (time and money) in order to achieve your objectives.

    People have their own unique perceptions of the world based on their belief system. The most innovative ideas, the greatest products, or a superior service succeed only when you market within the context of people’s perceptions. This is true from something as simple as the pet rock craze of the 1970s to the marketing muscle of Wall Street and the Internet boom of the 1990s.
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    Context can be many things, singly or simultaneously. To name a few, you may market to your customers within the context of their wants, needs, problems solved, or situation improved. Current and potential advertisers need to be aware of many other contexts, such as social and economic trends or governmental regulations.

    People don’t just “buy” a product or a service. They “buy” the concept of what that product will do for them, or help them do for themselves. People just don’t “buy” a laundry detergent, they buy the perceived notion of what that laundry detergent brand says it can accomplish for them. Otherwise every brand in the supermarket will be a no-frills. This is not to say that if a product fails to meet the customers’ expectations that product will be successful in the long haul. No amount of advertising and marketing will help a failed product succeed in that scenario.





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    To have a successful campaign a product or service must understand that they need to start out with something a consumer needs, wants, or improves their situation and that product or service actually does help the consumer for the long haul.

    The New York Times said it best in a recent article, “Companies can’t Buy Love with Bargains” Building brand loyalty is more than just hyping the consumer into buying a product, it’s gaining their trust and the trust of their family both today and for years to come. One example of great brand building is H.J. Heinz, (NYSE: HNZ) they have been around for decades and they gained the loyalty and trust of the consumer spanning generations, now that is great brand building.

    Anyone could hype a brand for short term gains but that doesn’t accomplish the goals of the advertiser or the consumer. It looks good initially but what happens when the product isn’t flying off the shelves any longer and the consumers have lost trust in the product or the company?. Of course you need new and innovative ways to get your message to the consumer but this message has to be geared to building consumer loyalty and not just hype. Even the largest companies make this mistake and pay for it with decreased sales and profit margins.

    So whether a consumer is buying a car from Ford (NYSE: F) , a can of beer from Anheuser Busch (NYSE:BUD) or software from Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT), the advertiser needs to cater to the needs of the consumer.

    Louis Victor has been involved in the investment, advertising, marketing and public relations industries for close to two decades.

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    Warning: Your Domain Name Could Infringe On Trademark Rights!

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    If you have or are about to purchase a domain name, YOU could be in trouble and you don’t even know it yet…

    See, what the domain sellers won’t tell you is that the domain name you are purchasing or have purchased can possibly infringe on trademark rights and you can lose that domain name or even worse.

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    Now, a trademark generally applies to goods where as a servicemark applies to services. For the purpose of this article I will refer to trademarks as the same rules apply.

    A trademark can be a word, name, symbol, or device and it is used to distinguish and indentify the goods and services from one person or company from that of another.

    The purpose of a trademark is to prevent confusion in the eyes of the consumer relating to particular goods and services. Basically, they are in place to prevent unfair competition.

    So with that said, just because you purchased a particular domain name it does not necessarily mean you have exclusive rights to it.

    If there is a trademark in your domain name, the mark owner has a legal right to send you a “cease and desist” letter and possibly take that domain name away from you.

    If you don’t believe a word I’ve said so far then I offer myself as proof because it happened to me. I recently lost one of my domain names under this exact same circumstance.

    For legal reasons I can’t tell you the domain name as I agreed to make no further references to it, but there were two words in my domain name that were associated with a trademark.

    Now, I wasn’t aware of this when I purchased the domain name. And I definitely wasn’t aware of trademark laws.

    Don’t be ignorant on the subject like I was. You can avoid any potential problems by educating yourself and thereby preventing the samething from happening to you.

    Don’t make the same mistake that I did!

    Do your research before you buy a domain name and make sure there is NO trademark associated with that name.

    There are trademark search engines where you can type in a word or a phrase and it will tell you if it is a trademark.

    You can visit the United States Patent And Trademark Office (USPTO) website to do a trademark search:

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    Now, in my case I chose not to fight the trademark dispute and gave up my domain name voluntarily. I felt it just wasn’t worth the time, money and headaches to launch a fight over this.

    If this should ever happen to you, you do have rights and there are proper channels to go through to settle the dispute. Contact a lawyer who specializes in this field.

    And don’t even think for one minute that this sort of thing can’t happen to you. Trust me. If you have a trademark in your domain name it is only a matter of time before you get that letter in the mail like I did.

    There are numerous cases all over the internet concerning disputes over trademark and domain names.

    Don’t you be one of them…

    If you would like more information on the subject of trademarks and domain names then I highly recommend you visit this website:

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    This article and any links associated with it are for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice. As always, speak to an attorney who specializes in this field in the event of a dispute.

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