The Best Online Marketing Strategy

One of the biggest mistakes that many businesses online and offline make is that they do not have a plan for success. Even though it is an online business, you should still have a business plan and you should have a search marketing strategy and know that you are targeting a large enough market. You should do searches online on Google, and Yahoo, and MSN, and see which of your competitors come up for that search term. Continue reading

7 Basics of Good Web Design

Whether you are just starting a web design project, looking at revamping an existing site, or just wanting to double check the usability of your current web site you should consider these 7 Basics of Good Web Design. Continue reading

Two Crocodiles

Two crocodiles were sitting at the side of the swamp near the lake. The smaller one turned to the bigger one and said, I can’t Understand how you can be so much bigger than me. We’re the same age, we were the same size as kids. I just don’t get it. Well, said the big croc, what have you been eating? Politicians, same as you, replied the small croc. Hmm… well, where do you catch them? Down the other side of the swamp near the parking lot by the Union Buildings. Same here. Hmm. How do you catch them? Well, I crawl up under one of their Lexus cars and wait for one to unlock the car door. Then I jump out, grab them by the leg and shake the shit out of them then eat ’em! Ah! says the big crocodile, I think I see your problem. You’re not … Continue reading

The Power of Stopping

The trance of conditioned thoughts can be deep and complex, but it has no defense against something as simple as “stop”. When you consciously recognize this point of stopping, you have a real choice. Before that recognition, your thoughts are just mechanical actions of mind based on past conditioning, on desire, on aversion. After that recognition, you can consciously choose to tell the truth about what is always present before thought, after thought, and during thought. Can presence be thought? This question, in effect, crumbles the neat patterns of the mind. It causes a dropping, a realease, and relief from the huge illusory world of thought. The balancing, and re-balancing and re-forming and re-inventin of what you call “me” is only a thought, with another thought processed on top of that, and then another thought. The moment of recognizing what cannot be thought is the moment of recognizing who you … Continue reading

Handset Trends

by Ryan Smit A recent BMI-T report entitled SA Consumer Handset Model and Cellular Activities, reveals that the number of unique cellular users is expected to increase from approximately 35 million this year to just less than 42 million by 2013. Consumers are predominantly using prepaid payment mechanisms, especially amongst lower income users, and this is unlikely to change significantly in the near future. Looking at Figure 1, we can see that our forecasts for data technologies show a future where many consumers will have access to high-speed mobile data on their handsets. It is expected that in terms of consumer’s primary handsets (i.e. excluding multiple handsets) 19 million handsets will have 3G, while 12 million will have Wi-Fi and 7 million will have GPS. Figure 1 .Source: BMI-T’s SA Consumer Handset Model and Cellular Activities.  Users have indicated that their most important characteristics for choosing a handset are long … Continue reading

What will a good Memory do for you!

Nobody has a bad memory – only an untrained one. Here are some tips to help you with your memory: Absorb and Review: 5 minutes after absorbing any information, review the main points you wish to remember. Repeat this after an hour Create concept maps: When studying confusing topics, focus on the main ideas and then expand into supporting facts or ideas. Look a person in the face: When you meet them for the first time, notice their features: face shape, nose, eye color, hair style or glasses. Link those features to the person’s name. Repeat their name 3 times (mentally and aloud within the conversation). Make up rhymes or songs to remember facts. Rely on all your senses: To recall things, picture the information, speak it, hear it…remember it. Create associations: The more ridiculous and absurd and exaggerated the association is, the easier it will be to remember. Speech … Continue reading

Say What?

1. I say no to alcohol, it just doesn’t listen. 2. A friend in need is a pest indeed. 3. Marriage is one of the chief causes of divorce. 4. Work is fine if it doesn’t take too much of your time. 5. When everything comes in your way you’re in the wrong lane. 6. The light at the end of the tunnel may be an incoming train.. 7. Born free, taxed to death. 8. Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don’t have film. 9. Life is unsure; always eat your dessert first. 10. Smile, it makes people wonder what you are thinking. 11. If you keep your feet firmly on the ground, you’ll have trouble putting on your pants. 12. It’s not hard to meet expenses, they are everywhere. 13. I love being a writer… what I can’t stand is the paperwork. 14. A printer consists of 3 … Continue reading

Seven Words That Will Make Your Website Worth Viewing

By Jerry Bader (c) 2009 Seven. It’s just a number like any other, but it does seem to come up on a fairly regular basis. There’s the Seven Wonders of the World, The Seven Deadly Sins, and the Seven Dwarfs: Happy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Bashful, Doc, Dopey, and my personal favorite, Grumpy. Phone numbers are seven digits, and they say the optimum brand name should be no more than seven letters long. Seven it seems is a magical number, as the average human brain can only grasp seven things at a time. Interesting, my wife says I’ve got trouble with two, never mind seven, but that’s another story. So I’ve been thinking, what are the seven most important words associated with Web-marketing. I’ll give you a hint: Search, Engine, and Optimization don’t make the cut. So what words do make the líst? What are the seven words that will make your … Continue reading