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BlackBerry crushes iPhone, Android and Windows Phone in web browsing speeds!

6 Feb

The results are in: BlackBerry crushes iPhone, Android and Windows Phone in web browsing speeds!

http://crackberry.com/blackberry-browser-fast

Infographic: Fiverr Breaks Top 200 on Alexa!

17 Aug

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Infographic: The Usefulness of SEO (Via Pinterest)

30 Jul

Via http://smartrank.co.uk,
This Infographic sheds some more light on the need for quality SEO.

Useful SEO aka Search Engine Optimization will get a good blog great traffic.
It’s that real. Now this infographic deals with information on SEO from last year mostly. However this isn’t indicative of old or stale knowledge. By going back a step, sometimes you simply get to see the future from a better angle.
Learn SEO, and then apply it.

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Infographic: The advantages and Flow of Long Tail SEO

30 Jul

Enjoy the infographic folks.
I’ve been using these a lot as my learning curve has been exponential since seeking information out in this format and it is my belief that many of you will gain the same advantage.
Knowing the advantages and Flow of Long Tail SEO will boost your site and rankings.
Greater conversion rates will also occur we can see based on current statistics when Long Tail SEO is chosen as a strategic tactic.
Essentially LTS or Long Tail SEO is a white hat SEO process that uses less competitive search terms and or keywords. And since people type in queries longer than one word quite often there is a greater chance of your site ranking higher and being found easier- aka Success!
Click through rates also see greater success generally speaking.
Folks this is kind of new to me so I will let this infographic via @DesiredRanking and hittail.com do the walking and the talking.

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INFOGRAPHIC: CONTENT MARKETING AND THE POWER OF VIDEO

12 Mar

 

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“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right” –Napoleon Hill

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Ruined Branding a.k.a. Every Dollar Ain’t A Good Dollar

5 Feb

Business MOOVS Column – ‘MAKING MOOVS‘ – Written by Tony Loubriel – Winter 2013

Ruined Branding a.k.a. Every Dollar Ain’t A Good Dollar

 

It’s a new year but for my fellow entrepreneurs it’s the same grind. We work and work, and maybe, just maybe we hang around long enough to be successful. Character, strength and commitment aren’t innate traits. We must cultivate them. That being said I’d like to look at  supreme brands I’ve found flaws with, which if I named and I’d bet they’d lose 20% of their market share.

Designer Bag A Brief History.

I remember being young and my sister who was 5 years older wanted a Designer bag. Not being from money it was obviously out of the question. Certain Designer Names are always synonymous with Quality. They’re known to be not just a designer good but worth the money. As I got older I saw many women spend their money for these quality bags and the complimentary accessories. I even had a designer money clip that was pretty neat. Fast forward to current day and my wife loves Designer Bags. She has the bags, the wallets, etc. I still think their items are snazzy but there is an issue with some of these brands.

Dilution.

Not all, but Some Designer Names have factory outlets. Everyone seems to have them now-a-days. The lowered price, great sales on top of that, and recognizable brands make for some great bargains. I love sales. Saving money while building my business or even just a great deal on Nikes, I’m in. But, there is another side to this issue.

You see Certain Designer Companies got slick. They discovered that they could make a product of similar quality with lower price points, and the fans of the brand would buy it. In fact sales went through the roof! More people could buy Designer items, at a lower price they would buy more items; most likely given statistical analysis. So they made more money through sales but they also made more money as the goods they produced were of a lower “quality.” Not to tarnish anyone’s name or reputation but the outlet goods cost less. Less material or different material yields vast savings.

Now I know everyone is thinking ‘It’s a win win’- but its not.

Over time people will realize that a large percentage of certain Designer goods out are conceivably inferior, at the very least vastly different. So this dilution could ruin the brand. People won’t want different or lower quality. Let’s assume I’m wrong it’s the same quality good, it is no longer exclusive. That my friends was a big part of the appeal. No one wants what everyone has.

How does this affect you and I?

We have to keep our eye on the prize. As an entrepreneur when you sacrifice quality for sales you disappoint your clientele and honestly you’re letting yourself down as well.

I can’t speak for all entrepreneurs but I refuse to be less than excellent. Every product, every article, every blog; I put my all in and make sure it’s a quality product.
Every dollar isn’t a good dollar folks. To make a quick buck but ruin branding is inherently flawed.

Every creation is a reflection of you and your brand. You can offer a lower price point and still churn out quality product- without question.

Only you can decide if it’s better to be diluted and cheap, or valuable and authentic? I’d say the answer is obvious but I’d love to hear from Moov’s readers.
What’s your take? ***

Peace,
T3

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Free Webinars And Your Business

3 Feb

So I’ve had a few questions on this and figured I’d make a quick blog post about it.
Webinars do you really need them?
Survey says Yes.

Webinars for the uninitiated are basically live or prerecorded broadcasts (though generally speaking and for the purposes of this post live) that aim to teach something, conduct an open forum, recruit people or sell product. Many people love this tool simply because it creates the image of greater value instantaneously.
Now I’m not arguing that they aren’t more valuable, just the opposite. However we must make note of all pertinent factors and qualities. People generally feel more tied into a webinar then a three way call. They also like the live action feel and flow of a live webinar compared to a list of Youtube videos you shoot them in a email. Those work too but it isn’t quite the same.
Every webinar I’ve been on feels different. The ability to ask questions on the spot is one way I’ve always felt more connected to the webinar leader. And hence I was more connected and thus more inclined to buy or join- get the drift?
A good webinar can even be as simple as a slide show with your face in the left hand corner as you teach or “drop science.”. Intelligence can even be perused in a different fashion as the audience can better gauge who you are as a person. This appearance of intimacy that forges bonds is quite bankable. And I don’t mean to sound callous or ambivalent, rather I want people to know how useful this tool is. I’m not attempting to imply a contrived feeling will occur but it is possible.
If I’ve confused you let me say this-
People prefer webinars statistically.
And as times change so must our strategies. 3 way calls work. No question. But in the day and age of the internet it is time we adjust methods and recalculate our approach. Twitter and Facebook and now Pinterest have all show that a new dynamic in marketing and recruiting has taken our planet by storm. Plain old sharing has become a multi-billion dollar business.
Don’t you want a piece of all of that?
If you could easily reach fans, recruits, teammates and so on wouldn’t you want to?
And speaking of teammates isn’t it hard to build and network properly across your city let alone across the globe?
I know I have a hard time with it and I’m sure you do as well. The phone just doesn’t cut all the time and plain old web chat limits your audience to two cameras and who ever can huddle around them.
A great webinar need not belong. In the beginning aim for a 30 minute webinar with a 30 minute Q&A after. Let people speak so it takes the pressure off you and let’s you gauge their response toward you and what you have offered. And don’t forget to invite them to your next webinar and or event (and of curse get names and numbers if you don’t have them- though they have to login for some webinar services so you may be privy to this data already).

What service should you use?
Check out http://webex.com first.
Then maybe gotowebinar or a few others.
For a complete list reply to this article or email me.

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-Jim Rohn

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Tips for raising funding for your Business Online [ infographic ]

31 Jan

Via technology-in-business.net

MAXIMIZE YOUR SMARTPHONES POTENTIAL aka SECRET APPS AND TRICKS YOU NEED

8 Jan

In this day and age we count on our mobile phones to stay connected with friends and family. But their cost in both time and money can be high.

I’ve got a secret stash of info and shortcuts to optimize your usage and save you time and money.

Send texts via e-mail

Does your phone not support multimedia messaging? Maybe you nearing your monthly text-messaging limit? Simply send your photo or text message via e-mail.

Just open a new e-mail message. In the To: field, enter the 10-digit telephone number (without dashes). Then enter the appropriate domain name for the recipient’s carrier.

AT&T: @txt.att.net

Sprint: @messaging.sprintpcs.com

T-Mobile: @tmomail.net

Verizon: @vtext.com

Standard charges apply for the recipient. If you’re e-mailing from a cellphone, you’ll pay for data usage.

Block messages

Perhaps you don’t like text messaging. So why pay to receive unwanted texts? You can either block texts or set up filters.

AT&T users must register for Message Preferences at mymessages.wireless.att.com. Sign in and you’re given options to block specific types of messages. You can also allow and block messages from specific numbers.

Sprint lets you block messages from specific numbers. Log in to your account online. Click My Sprint, then My Online Tools. Under Communication Tools, select Block Text Messages.

Some plans may not provide this option. Or, you may want to block all billable messages. In that case, call *2 for customer service.

T-Mobile lets you block messages based on type. Log in to your account online and click My Account, then Change services. Select the blocking features you would like. Click Change Services.

For Verizon, log in to your online account. Select Preferences and choose Text Blocking. Block specific addresses or types of messages.

Skip the formalities

Hate listening to your friend’s obnoxious voice mail greeting? Then skip it. When the greeting starts, enter the appropriate code for the recipient’s carrier.

AT&T: #

Sprint: 1

T-Mobile: #

Verizon: *

Check your account

Don’t know if you used your monthly minutes? Unsure how many text messages you have left? A quick call will tell you. Just use these shortcuts.

AT&T

*MIN# (*646#) for minutes used

*DATA# (*3282#) for text usage

*BAL# (*225#) for account balance

*PAY (*729) to make a payment

Sprint

*4 for billing information

*3 to make a payment

T-Mobile

#MIN# (#646#) for minutes used

#MSG# (#674#) for text usage

#BAL# (#225#) for account balance

Verizon

#MIN (#646) for minutes used

#DATA (#3282) for text usage

#BAL (#225) for account balance

#PMT (#768) to make a payment

Navigate your voice mail

Checking your voice mail can be a chore. My shortcuts will help you out when you’re listening to a message. Speed it up, slow it down, save it and more.

AT&T

1: Rewind

2: Pause

3: Fast forward

4: Slower

5: Message date and time

6: Faster

7: Delete

9: Save

0: Help

(#): Skip

(*): Exit

Sprint

1: Message date and time

2: Reply

3: Fast forward

4: Replay

5: Rewind

6: Forward message

7: Delete

8: Call back

9: Save

0: Help

(#): Skip

(*): Cancel

Verizon

1: Rewind

11: Replay

2: Pause

3: Fast Forward

33: End of message

4: Slow

5: Message date and time

6: Speed

7: Delete

9: Save

0: Help

(*): Exit

(#): Skip

T-Mobile

1: Rewind

11: Replay

2: Pause

3: Fast forward

33: End

44: Slower

66: Faster

7: Delete

9: Save

(#): Skip

Text a landline

Both Sprint and Verizon provide text-to-landline services. Your text message is converted to a voice message and delivered. Simply enter the landline number as you would a mobile number.

Sprint provides this service at no charge; the message counts the same as any other. Verizon however charges 25 cents per message. There is no charge to message recipients.

Linkedin Tips and queues for Business

6 Dec

Linkedin Tips and queues for Business

A lot of people use Linkedin. A lot. To the tune of 187 million plus. So with these kind of numbers its obvious you need to be on Linkedin. As the premier business community online I can’t think of a better social media outlet for you to join.
That being said I’m going to break down a few tips here for my readers.

Let’s start with 10 words NOT to use on your Linkedin profile:
•Creative.
•Organizational.
•Effective.
•Motivated.
•Extensive Experience.
•Innovative.
•Analytical.
•Responsible.
•Track Record.
•Problem Solving.
You wouldn’t say you were messy or irresponsible right? So stop using words that amount to nothing more than wasted space. Across seas these three word choices were found to be ditch-worthy as well:
•Experimental.
•Multinational.
•Specialized.

These words sounded good on our resumes when we were young and the internet was in its infancy. However these days we have to get ahead-and fast. Scrub your Linkedin profile clean of these words. Get out in front of the ball folks. If you are recruiting, outsourcing, or just plain need help- you attract the best by being the best.
•Skip these two words/terms as well: Dynamic and Communication skills.

Now here’s a few way to make that Linked in Profile Irresistible:

Update your Photo.
Nothing works as well as a new photo. Just make sure its professional. Also not a group shot or blurry or that tee you don’t wear to work.

Update Your Summary as Well.
Change what’s there. Add the biggest accomplishment(s) for 2012. The Summary is the place to get the word out folks.
Didn’t do one before- DO IT NOW.

Showcase your Recent Volunteering Experience.
Actions speak louder than words folks. Let people see who you are when you aren’t in front of the camera. Haven’t volunteered much lately? Time to start. is a good place to check.

Build that skills list.
Time to change it folks. The Linkedin Skills Search Box will help you by narrowing down what you type in and showing you similar terms and how popular they or others are.
Edit that profile. And don’t forget to include those skills you used volunteering (see last post).

try the Endorsement Feature.
Linkedin has added a cool feature dubbed Endorsements. Use it to give a “thumbs up” to the exceptional people within your network. At your page bottom you will see faces by your skill list- well they gave you a thumb up too. Nice feeling right?

Follow a few new “thought leaders”
This new feature let’s you follow the executive thought leaders- think Henry Blodget. Their posts will show up on your page and will show you the big topics in the year to come.

I will add more Linkedin tips soon folks.

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“The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success.”
-Irving Berlin

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