June 28, 2010

3 Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive Online

Every affiliate marketer is always looking for the successful market that gives the biggest paycheck. Sometimes they think it is a magic formula that is readily available for them. Actually, it is more complicated than that. It is just good marketing practices that have been proven over years of hard work and dedication.
There are tactics that have worked before with online marketing and is continuing to work in the online affiliate marketing world of today. With these top three marketing tips, you will be able to able to increase your sales and survive in the affiliate marketing online.

What are these three tactics?

1. Using unique web pages to promote each separate product you are marketing. Do not lump all of it together just to save some money on web hosting. It is best to have a site focusing on each and every product and nothing more.

Always include product reviews on the website so visitors will have an initial understanding on what the product can do to those who buys them. Also include testimonials from users who have already tried the product. Be sure that these customers are more than willing to allow you to use their names and photos on the site of the specific product you are marketing.

You can also write articles highlighting the uses of the product and include them on the website as an additional page. Make the pages attractive compelling and include calls to act on the information. Each headline should attract the readers to try and read more, even contact you. Highlight your special points. This will help your readers to learn what the page is about and will want to find out more.

2. Offer free reports to your readers. If possible position them at the very top side of your page so it they simply cannot be missed. Try to create autoresponder messages that will be mailed to those who input their personal information into your sign up box. According to research, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with a prospect.

Only two things can possibly happen with the web page alone: closed sale or the prospect leaving the page and never return again. By placing useful information into their inboxes at certain specified period, you will remind them of the product they thought they want later and will find out that the sale is closed. Be sure that the content is directed toward specific reasons to buy the product. Do not make it sound like a sales pitch.

Focus on important points like how your product can make life and things easier and more enjoyable. Include compelling subject lines in the email. As much as possible, avoid using the word “free” because there are still older spam filters that dumps those kind of contents into the junk before even anyone reading them first. Convince those who signed up for your free reports that they will be missing something big if they do not avail of your products and services.

3. Get the kind of traffic that is targeted to your product. Just think, if the person who visited your website has no interest whatsoever in what you are offering, they will be among those who move on and never come back. Write articles for publication in e-zines and e-reports. This way you can locate publications that is focusing on your target customers and what you have put up might just grab their interest.

Try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at least 300-600 words in length. By continuously writing and maintaining these articles you can generate as many as 100 targeted readers to your site in a day.
Always remember that only 1 out of 100 people are likely to buy your product or get your services. If you can generate as much as 1,000 targeted hits for your website in a day, that means you can made 10 sales based on the average statistic.

The tactics given above does not really sound very difficult to do, if you think about it. It just requires a little time and an action plan on your part.

Try to use these tips for several affiliate marketing programs. You can end maintaining a good source of income and surviving in this business that not all marketers can do.
Besides, think of the huge paychecks you will be receiving…

June 25, 2010

Brazil Vs Portugal - Big Match Today

Cristiano Ronaldo is furious he won’t be lining up opposite Real Madrid teammate Kaka, when Portugal face Brazil tomorrow in the biggest game of the World Cup so far.
The presence of the world’s two most expensive players was expected at the magnificent Moses Mabhida Stadium, as Group G comes down to the wire.

But a ridiculous red card during Brazil’s 3-1 win over the Ivory Coast means Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite (his younger brother could only manage “Kaka”) is suspended.
With over a million Portuguese-speaking people in the Rainbow Nation, this was the second game sold out at South African 2010―after the final at Soccer City on July 11.
Though both sides should qualify comfortably for the last 16, the clash between the nations ranked first and third in the world is expected to draw the highest global audience of an absorbing tournament.
Ronaldo, who moved to the Bernebeu from Manchester United for £80m, and Kaka, who joined from AC Milan for £56m, would have lit up the arched stadium. Like so many others, Ronaldo fumes, "It's not fair because Kaka did nothing in my opinion, and now he won't play against us.
"He didn't deserve that red card. I saw the game and I spoke with him about it afterwards. He was angry at the time but after the game he's cool, he understands it's part of the game."
Kaka's dismissal rates as the worst of several appalling sendings off in the tournament so far.
He was given a second yellow card when Kader Keita ran into him and fell down, clutching his face. Though Didier Drogba and Kaka were chatting amiably while the referee sorted out the mess, he was summoned and given his marching orders.
Having made the first and third goals on Sunday night at Soccer City—and had a good effort well saved—Kaka looked like he was just returning to form after a winter marred by a serious groin injury.
Brazil boss Dunga called it an “unjustified dismissal,” and FIFA were expected to overturn the decision. But, as normal, the global football body let South Africa down, and Kaka is ruled out.
Dunga said, “The player who commits the foul escapes the yellow card, I have to congratulate him for that. It was a totally wrong. Kaka was fouled and yet he was punished.”
Ronaldo, man of the match in Portugal’s first two games here, will hope to add to his goal in the 7-0 win over North Korea on Monday―a strike which ended an international drought going back to his effort against the Czech Republic in the 2008 European Championship.
His goal, the sixth against the so-called Democratic People’s Republic scored three minutes from time, owed a little to a fluky touch with the back of his perfectly gelled hair.
Ronaldo grins, "I knew the goal would come eventually. I smiled when I scored because it was a funny goal, the way it hit me on the neck. I am under no pressure."
Credit : bleacherreport.com

Longest Tennis Match Ever in Tennis History

John Isner

Nicolas Mahut

The longest game in tennis history came to end today as American 23rd seed John Isner beat France's Nicolas Mahut 6-4 3-6 6-7 7-6 70-68 in the first round at Wimbledon - after more than 11 hours and 5 minutes play.
After 11 hours and five minutes on Court 18 and with a raft of records having been broken, 23rd seed Isner found two crucial winners to break the resistance of the Frenchman in the 138th game of a remarkable set.
At Last !!

The pair first walked on court on Tuesday, and Isner - who hit 112 aces in the match - secured a 6-4 3-6 6-7 (7/9) 7-6 (7/3) 70-68 triumph to bring the curtain down on one of the most remarkable episodes in the history of the All England Club.

June 24, 2010

Indian Rupee Prepared to Join Elite Club With Unique Symbol

The Indian rupee is likely to get its own unique symbol on Thursday, with the Union Cabinet set to approve the final design. With this, the rupee will join the elite league of global currencies like US dollar ($), British pound sterling, euro and Japanese yen, which have their unique symbols.
The shortlisted design apparently plays on the Hindi letter 'R' with a double-slash. The FE designers have conceptualised the design here.

Designs Selected for New Symbol

The government has already shortlisted five entries after a pan-India open contest which was advertised by the finance ministry in February 2009. According to the terms of this contest, the winning design will become the property of the government of India and the winner will have to surrender the design copyright to in lieu of Rs 2.5 lakh.
According to design experts, formulating a unique currency symbol is extremely difficult, made tougher by the requirement that it must be adaptable to computer keyboards. The design will also have to be incorporated in currency notes, which would mean asking printers abroad where the currency is printed to make large-scale investments.
"Russia too wanted a unique symbol for its currency in the 1990s. It is still looking for a symbol to represent the rouble. Designing new symbols involves rigorous testing as the symbol would be used across all technical applications apart from widespread usage on the Web, mobile phones and banners," a designer at a leading ad agency told FE.
The government decided to have a unique symbol for the Indian rupee as its abbreviated form (Rs) is also represented by the currencies of Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Last year, the finance minister Pranab Mukherjee had made this announcement in his budget speech. "In the ensuing year, we intend to formalise a symbol for the Indian rupee, which reflects and captures the Indian ethos and culture," Mukherjee had said then.

Courtesy: news.yahoo.com

June 22, 2010

Portugal Crash Korea DPR by 7 Goals

In the game of World Cup football 2010 Portugal scored 7 goals against North Korea. In the 29th minute Raul Meireles scored and Portugal led 1-0 at halftime.

Goal by Tiago
The next six goals were scored by Simao, Hugo Almeida, Tiago (scored twice), and Liédson. Ronaldo finally found the net in the last two minutes of the game, and Tiego added his second goal in the 89th minute.

Celebration after Simao's Goals

" We got seven goals but only three points. We need to be more ambitious and determined for the next phase," coach Carlos Queiroz said after the game.

June 18, 2010

First Hat Trick Made in 2010 Football World Cup by Gonzalo Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain is the first hat trick goal scorer in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Diego Maradona is happy about the Higuain’s hat trick.
Earlier today, Argentina defeated South Korea with 4-1 in their second match of 2010 FIFA World Cup. Argentina player, Higuain became star of the match by scoring hat trick goals.

The Hat Trick Boy

Higuain scored goals at 33rd minute, 77th minute and 80th minute against South Korea. Argentina star player, Lionel Messi helped Higuain in scoring the hat trick goals. This is the first hat trick goals in the 2010 Football World Cup.
Argentina is willing to continue the same form in the upcoming matches of 2010 Football World Cup.

June 17, 2010

Make Sound & Cheer Your Favorite Team With VUVUZELA

Know the Best About VUVUZELA
The vuvuzela, sometimes called a "lepatata" (its Tswana name) or a stadium horn, is a blowing horn up to approximately 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in length. It is commonly blown by fans at association football matches in South Africa. The instrument is played using a simple brass instrument technique of blowing through compressed lips to create a buzz, and emits (from the standard shorter horn of about 60–65 cm) a loud monotone (A similar instrument (known as corneta in Brazil and other Latin American countries) is used by football fans in South America.
Vuvuzelas have been controversial. They have been associated with permanent noise-induced hearing loss and cited as a possible safety risk when spectators cannot hear evacuation announcements, and they may spread colds and fluviruses on a greater scale than coughing or shouting. Vuvuzelas have also been blamed for drowning the sound and atmosphere of football games .Commentators have described the sound as "annoying" and "satanic" and compared it with "a stampede of noisy elephants", "a deafening swarm oflocusts", "a goat on the way to slaughter", and "a giant hive full of very angry bees".
The sound level of the instrument has been measured at 127 decibels contributing to football matches with dangerously high sound pressure levels for unprotected ears. A new model, however, announced on 14 June 2010, has a modified mouthpiece which is claimed to reduce the volume by 20 dB.
This type of plastic horn or trumpet has been used in Mexican stadiums since the 1970s. Originally made out of tin, the vuvuzela became popular in South Africa in the 1990s. Well-known Kaizer Chiefs F.C. fan Freddie "Saddam" Maake claims to have invented the vuvuzela by adapting an aluminium version as early as 1965 from a bicycle horn after removing the black rubber to blow with his mouth. He later found it to be too short and joined a pipe to make it longer. Maake has photos of himself in the 1970s and 1980s at local South African games and international games in 1992 and 1996 and at the 1998 World Cup in France, holding the aluminium vuvuzela. He says the instrument was banned as authorities ruled it a dangerous weapon, which prompted him to find a plastic company that could manufacture it.
In 2001, South Africa-based company Masincedane Sport began to mass-produce a plastic version. Neil van Schalkwyk, the co-owner of Masincedane Sport, won the SAB KickStart Award in 2001.
Vuvuzelas have been said to be based on kudu horn instruments and thus rooted in African history, but this is disputed. During the entire match, supporters blow vuvuzelas frantically in an attempt to "kill off" their opponents.
Origin of the term
The origin of the name vuvuzela is disputed. It may have originated from Zulu for "making a vuvu noise," directly translated "vuvu-ing" because of the "vuvu" sound it makes, or from township slang related to the word for "shower".
Legal challenge
In early 2010 members of the Nazareth Baptist Church claimed that the vuvuzela belonged to their church, and threatened to pursue legal action to stop fans playing the vuvuzela at the World Cup.

2010 FIFA World Cup

As part of its marketing campaign for the World Cup, Korean automaker Hyundai and a local South African advertising agency called Jupiter Drawing Room created the largest working vuvuzela in the world—114 feet (35 m) long—on an unfinished flyover road in Cape Town The giant vuvuzela is powered by several air horns attached at the "mouthpiece" end, and it will be blown at the beginning of each of the World Cup matches.
During the opening ceremony the announcer had to ask fans using vuvuzelas to be quiet as he could not be heard.
On 13 June 2010, the BBC reported that the South African organising chief Danny Jordan was considering a ban of the vuvuzela during matches Jordaan noted that "if there are grounds to do so, yes [they will be gotten rid of]" and that "if any land on the pitch in anger we will take action." On 15 June, it was reported that 545 complaints had been made to the BBC concerning the noise being made by vuvuzelas during coverage. BBC is reportedly considering an alternate broadcast stream that filters out the ambient noise while maintaining game commentary.

During the event many competitors have criticised and complained about the noise caused by the vuvuzela horns, including France's Patrice Evra who blamed the horns for the team's poor performance .He also claimed that the sound of the vuvuzelas away from the stadiums hampered the ability of the players to get their rest.[36] Other critics include Lionel Messi who complained that the sound of the vuvuzelas hampered communication among players on the pitch and broadcasting companies, who complained that commentators' voices were being drowned out by the sound. Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo went on record to state that the sound of the vuvuzelas disturbed the teams' concentration.
Others watching on television have complained that the ambient audio feed from the stadium only contains the sounds of the vuvuzelas and the natural sounds of people in the stands are drowned out. A spokesperson for the ESPN network said it was taking steps to minimize the noise of the vuvuzelas on its broadcasts. There are some that see their use during the performance of the national anthems as disrespectful. Other critics have also noted that it is seen as disrespectful to be "dismissive of the cultures of the guest team supporters".

Vuvuzelas have also been blown outside of matches, leading to a ban by some shopping centres.[44][45] Some World Cup football players complained that they were being awoken in their hotel rooms by the instruments.[46] Demand for earplugs to protect from hearing loss during the World Cup[47] outstripped supply, with many pharmacies running out of stock. Neil van Schalkwyk, manufacturer of the plastic vuvuzela, began selling earplugs to fans.[48]
A German sound engineer has offered for sale 45-minute MP3 downloads which, it is claimed, will cancel out the noise of the vuvuzelas during broadcast television matches by means of "active noise control". Scientific commentators have expressed scepticism about the possibility of this being effective.
 Reproduced from : wikipedia.org

June 12, 2010

Soccer World Cup Fever On Google Doodle

The world is getting ready for the greatest sporting event on the planet, and it’s hard to keep away, even if you’re not a football fan. The Google homepage, for example, is running three different doodles dedicated to the event, granted, only one globally. The search giant has also debuted a football-themed Search Story and introduced new Google Chrome themes for each participating country. 
The Google global homepage features a plain-old doodle to mark the start of the competition, perhaps a welcomed relief after all the background image brouhaha. It’s as ‘traditional’ as doodles come and links to a search for “FIFA World Cup.” 

Google is also running a couple of doodles from the “I Love Football” Doodle 4 Google competition. The winner was showcased in France and another entry was displayed in South Africa. 
The search results page for “world cup” or similar queries includes the World Cup box featuring upcoming matches and group standings. It’s a simple tool, but it’s very convenient and a fast way to get info. At the bottom of the page, you’ll notice the “Gooooooooooal” Easter egg. 

Google is also running a new, quite interesting Search Story ad dedicated to the World Cup. It highlights some of Google’s best features, but does so in relation to the competition. The emphasis is on the global nature of the event and on the Google search engine itself. The ad features several footbal-related searches in different languages. It also highlights Google mobile search, on the Nexus One, obviously. 
Finally, Google is featuring a new category in the Chrome extensions gallery titled World Cup. Much like the Firefox Personas introduced yesterday, Chrome users will be able to show support for their teams by installing one of the 32 themes. Google is also showcasing the FIFA.com extension, which allows users to keep up with the latest news and match results for their team or even all of them. 

Credit: http://news.softpedia.com

June 9, 2010

Google Caffiene Open Up

Google announced  that it has completed its new web indexing system called Caffeine. The company claims it provides 50% fresher results for web searches than the previous index and is the largest collection of web content it's offered. 

"Whether it's a news story, a blog or a forum post, you can now find links to relevant content much sooner after it is published than was possible ever before," says Google software engineer Carrie Grimes.

"Content on the web is blossoming. It's growing not just in size and numbers but with the advent of video, images, news and real-time updates, the average webpage is richer and more complex. In addition, people's expectations for search are higher than they used to be," adds Grimes. "Searchers want to find the latest relevant content and publishers expect to be found the instant they publish."

With Caffeine, Google says it analyzes the web in small portions and updates its search index on a continuous basis (all around the world). New pages and updates to existing pages are added straight to the index, meaning freshness will be increased.

Caffeine takes up 100 million GB of storage in one database, and adds new info at a rate of hundreds of thousands of gigs per day. 

Caffeine was announced nearly a year ago, when Google's Matt Cutts told us about it at SES San Jose. Now SMX Advanced is going on, and I'd expect to hear more from Matt about it out there (he hinted at it when we talked to him at Google I/O last month).

How to Search Google Caffeine


First, understand what Google Caffeine is. Google Caffeine is Google's newer, faster, and upgraded search engine. It recently got released to the public and is reading for testing.

To access the new Google Caffeine search engine, open up your internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, opera, etc).

Next, go to the Google Caffeine website (linked in resources below).

Now enter your search query and try searching Google Caffeine. 

Try a variety of different searches and search types.

Compare the search speed (displayed in how many seconds) to the old google search engine, currently at google.com. Compare search results between both google search engines to check for accuracy of your results. Finally, look to see if Google Caffeine is now indexing more results.

June 5, 2010

What You Can Do(World Environment Day)

What you can do

Every single one of us can help to tackle climate change and prepare for the impacts.
We all have an impact on the environment through our use of resources and burning fossil fuels for everyday activities such as driving cars and heating our homes. If we all try to make the most environmentally sustainable choices in our lives then we can make a real difference.

Reduce your carbon footprint

Consider the environmental impacts of:
  • The energy used in your home
  • The way you travel
  • The food you eat
Do everything you can to reduce your carbon footprint and not only will you be making less of an impact on the environment, but you’ll probably find that you’ll also save money and lead a more healthy lifestyle.
Save water in your home
Increasing water efficiency in your home reduces the amount of energy used for water treatment and can save you money and fight climate change at the same time.
Other things you can do
Here’s a list of other simple things you can do that will help reduce your carbon footprint by 10 per cent:
  • insulate your home
  • turn down your central heating by one degree
  • use energy efficient lighting and appliances
  • try not to fly. Choosing to forgo even one flight a year can significantly reduce your overall carbon footprint.
  • car share
  • ride your bike for short journeys
  • eat local, seasonal, fresh, unprocessed food
  • reduce the amount of waste you produce and re-use or recycle as much as you can
  • whenever you buy something, go for the most eco-friendly option

Prepare for the impacts of climate change

Even if we stop all greenhouse gas emissions tomorrow we will experience climate change for another 30-40 years. In the UK we need to be prepared for more frequent floods, droughts and heatwaves.
Protect your home from floods
The Environment Agency is the leading organisation for flooding in the UK. We can help you to prepare for a flood and if you sign up to our free flood warning service, when a flood is likely to happen we’ll let you know about it.
Insulate your home
Home insulation in your walls and your loft not only reduced the amount of energy you need to heat your house, it will help to keep your home cool if there is a heat wave.
Improve your water efficiency
Using water efficiently in your home saves water being taken out of the environment and so reduces the risk of drought. If you're able to harvest rainwater and recycle grey water this will make your home and garden more resilient during water shortages.

More ideas

Linked below is a story by G.R. Mantard about how he saw the climate change film ‘The Age of Stupid’, and was inspired to calculate his carbon footprint and learn how to reduce it.
There are many websites that hold a wealth of information to help you to reduce your personal impact on climate change. You may find the websites below helpful:
English Heritage's Climate Change and Your Home website helps people who own or manage houses to understand more about the potential impacts of climate change and ways to save energy.