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Gwyneth Paltrow has caught a lot of flak for participating in a “food stamp challenge” from chef Mario Batali. But the naysayers are missing the point. Gwyneth Paltrow took Mario Batali up on his challenge to feed her family on what many low-income people using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) do every month. The number $29 …
Groupon just launched a new app for iPhone and Android called Snap, which gives users cash back on certain products they buy. Basically, you go grocery shopping, then find the participating items in the app, and scan your receipts to get cash back on those items. It doesn’t even matter where you did your shopping. According to Groupon, it works …
Tuesday, the United States Senate voted 68 to 32 in favor of a new five-year farm bill, following 3 years of highly contested arguments and political maneuvers attempting to sway the bill in favor of a particular political party. The bill will now be sent to President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill into law. The 949 page …
When buying 3D printers, you have two options – you can either buy a kit or a pre-assembled printer. If you don’t have much experience with building electronics, you might want to go with the pre-assembled unit. Unfortunately, pre-assembled units still cost a lot more than kits. That’s why the Kickstarter hopeful has designed a 3D printer kit that doesn’t …
With Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a new way to multitask called Snap. In short, you could have two apps running simultaneously at once while you could choose which app got to take up more of the screen. Since the Xbox One’s OS is based heavily on Windows 8, the same functionality is present on the console as well. That’s all …
An automatic cut to the food stamp program–known as SNAP–will go into effect today after the temporary expansion from a 2009 stimulus expires, meaning about 47 million people will need to dramatically alter their food budgets. The program may see more cuts over the next several years as well, as lawmakers intend to tighten restrictions on who can qualify. House …
The House has just voted to cut roughly $4 billion a year from food stamp funding, a program 1 in 7 Americans are now using. The 217-210 vote will call for a 5% spending reduction, and was a victory for conservatives, as Democrats saw the cut as being too high. The cuts will be implemented through drug tests for applicants, …
Google went live with Knol, a platform to read and write articles on all kinds of subjects. Knol was being tested privately since some time and had been pre-announced back in 2007. The address is knol.google.com, but notably not knol.com or knol.org or even googleknol.com. This project is somewhat reminiscent of Wikipedia, though there are many differences as well.
By all accounts, Radiohead’s name-your-own-price album was downloaded millions of times. No one’s sure how much people paid, however. And although the Wikimedia Foundation has apparently received over 14,000 donations, the dollar value of those gifts remains unknown.
Forgive me. I err on the side of art. That means I don’t like formulas much. Formulas give us over-saturation of reality shows, twisted versions of pure originals, and Spice Girl reunions. While I understand that making the intangible tangible can be valuable, the true visionaries pay no attention to how you’re supposed to do it.
The problem with the human condition is that it involves humans. Bringing that condition online, fostering it with the Wisdom of Crowds philosophy, is slowly but surely proving what philosophers have said since humans first learned to write: the anonymous mob is powerful and passionate, but no more rational than an angry swarm of bees.
It’s been rumored for a while, but it’s finally being tested, as Google has announced a beta program to test pay-per-action (PPA) AdWords bidding. The Snap search engine has done PPA for years, but obviously it is big news when Google does it. I first speculated on this two years ago when Google acquired the Urchin analytics firm (now Google Analytics), but it’s finally here. What does it mean to search marketers?
Snap.com has made the Snap Preview Anywhere, a Web site service that delivers site previews, available to all members of the Xanga.com weblog community. Snap Preview Anywhere allows visitors to a Xanga weblog to have access to previews of linked sites.
“Our users have really embraced Snap Previews," said Bob Hiler, VP of Advertising at Xanga.com. "The response has been tremendous – less than 0.1% of our millions of users have opted-out of having Snap Previews on their Xanga sites."
People love to throw around the “Content is King” cliché when discussing methods of luring incoming linkage in efforts to improve search rankings. The statement, while accurate, leaves much to be desired as far as practical application is concerned.
When it comes to content, everyone has theories on how to create and maintain quality. There are strategies to writing headlines, style of verbiage, and even paragraph spacing.
Though articles have held the traditional place among internet marketers for building credibility, site content, and creating a place in which to insert search engine optimization keywords, blogs are quickly catching up in usage. But are they all they’re cracked up to be? Which technique is better for your internet marketing: blogs or articles?
The brief article by editor Frank Bridgewater in the January 13 edition of the Honolulu Star Bulletin informs readers that entertainment reporter Tim Ryan has been dismissed for “phrases or sentences that appeared elsewhere before being included, un-attributed, in stories that ran in the Star-Bulletin.”
Combine two dynamite online methods for bringing your business to the attention of buyers – Local Search and widely posted articles you write. Doing both gives you a jump on your local competition, plus additional credibility and exposure to your market.
Technology vendors often contribute bylined articles to trade journals. The articles are great exposure for these companies but they don’t come cheap – the trades rarely pay for these articles but the vendors spend time and resources to assign pieces, write them, approve them and submit them.
We’ve all heard it… “Content IS King” and for good reason because it IS as far as the Internet is concerned.
If you have an online home based business you know that routing traffic to your web page is incredibly important. Not only in order to make sales and increase revenues but to continue your business.
Google News is reporting 243 news articles about Microsoft’s RSS announcements on Friday, including the Associated Press, BBC, Reuters, and many newspapers around the world (a coworker reports reading about the announcements in an Indian newspaper over the weekend).
As more and more Hispanic users gravitate to the Internet and all that it offers, their exposure to search engines and the marketing associated with them increases as well. However, is there sufficient Spanish language support to provide these users with a seamless Internet shopping experience? Probably not…
Article Marketing Creates a Steady Flow of Fresh Content.
I’ve long been an advocate of a form of online marketing that I personally call “article marketing.” Yahoo! has recently added a layer to article marketing which is extremely exciting, and any one who uses the power of articles needs to take notice.
As you perhaps already know, article submissions can drive a huge amount of traffic to your web site for months if not years. The first step is obviously to get a good article written, with a suitable resource box at the end containing a link to your site to drive traffic to your site. But without submitting your article effectively, all this hard work will be of little benefit.
Welcome to part six in this search engine positioning series. Last week we discussed the importance of internal linking. In part six we will cover the obvious and yet often overlooked importance of its appeal to a real-live human being.
Welcome to part two in this search engine optimization series. In part one we covered the importance and tactics for choosing the keywords and keyword phrases that will provide the highest ROI for your optimization efforts. In part two we will discuss how to properly write content for high search engine positioning.
When I started submitting articles to ezines and directories I was happy just to get an occasional article written and widely posted online. I assumed that was the point. But I’ve since learned about equally important considerations–like the Page Rank of the site where it appears.
It appears that most webmasters have come from the world of advertising. Their website content emphasizes “marketing and promotion”. Just to prove my point, do a Google search on “marketing promotion”. As I write, Google comes up with “about 5,910,000” entries. Gosh imagine the good fortune of a listing on page one! Of course, the number of entries for “marketing promotion” gets shadowed by “sex” which provides you with “about 192,000,000”. It’s not money and sex; it’s sex and money.
Anyone may use this article free of charge, provided the article is not altered and the resource box remains intact.
First of all let me say that having spent the past 20 years working closely with small businesses I know exactly what works when it comes to offline advertising.
The Internet is made up of 10,000,000 pages of text, with over 7.3 million pages being added every day. Without an aggressive promotion program, your site will disappear in the crowd. But don’t worry, there are many different things you can do to get the traffic you want that require varying levels of time and energy.
A huge problem for many people who are working on market visibility and position is the amount of competition vying for the same market.
Five tips to effectively schedule your content.
In order to get traffic on your site you need content. It’s that simple the more content you have the longer visitors stay at your site and the more free search engine visitors you receive. So should you just find out what content your visitors like and publish it? No!
If you have any interest in getting high search engine rankings for your website (and who doesn’t) you’ve probably been sold the idea that writing and publishing your own articles will do it for you.
Well-written, tightly-focused articles are in high demand by thousands of online publishers. Why? Because publishers view good content as a value-added asset, enhancing their own brand awareness and deepening relationships with clients and customers.
Webmasters and Entrepreneurs around the world are beginning to learn first-hand the long-term value of using Promotional Ezine Articles to promote their businesses in the online environment.
It is a well known fact that writing, distributing and posting articles to various location on the web is an extremely effective way to generate targeted traffic and establish yourself as an experienced marketer in your field. Unique articles that help solve the reader’s problems, assists the reader in advancing their marketing acumen, or otherwise generally inform tend to stay posted on many web sites throughout the Internet and usually generate targeted traffic for the writer.