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There are a lot of options to consider, and there are hundreds of registrars to choose from.

Buying a domain name is a relatively simple process, but it can be confusing managing them. There are a lot of options to consider, and there are hundreds of registrars to choose from.

There are several important decisions you’ll need to make. It’s not enough to simply register a domain from the first place you find. You need to choose the best possible domain for your website, buy from a registrar you can trust, and manage it effectively.

You’ll also need to decide whether or not you want to use WHOIS protection, whether to park the domain, and how long to register it. Believe or not, these things do make a difference.

So let’s get started so that you can find out exactly how to register a domain and manage it correctly.

Choosing a Registrar

The first thing you need to do is decide which registrar you wish to use. GoDaddy is a popular choice, but I don’t recommend it. According to many people, they are prone to disabling domains even over false spam reports, and then charging a huge fee to reinstate the domain, even if you can prove you did nothing wrong.

NameCheap is a popular option. They have free WHOIS protection for the first year of each domain, and they have a coupon each month that lets you get a nice discount, making each domain less than $10.

I will use NameCheap as the example in this guide, because I consider it to be the best registrar. It is affordable, the support is good, and their interface is easy to use.

I don’t recommend using the domain services of a hosting company. They will often hold your domain hostage and make it difficult to transfer it if you decide to leave their hosting. Always register your domain yourself, and always do it directly through a registrar.

Finding a Domain Name

Many people believe all the good domain names are taken. This isn’t true. While it’s true that you aren’t going to be able to pick up books.com or anything similar, there are still plenty of great domains available.

In order to choose the right domain for your purposes, you need to decide what you’re going to use the domain for. There are two main classifications.

Keyword Domains

If you want to create a niche-based blog or website or you want to invest in a domain that you can sell for a profit later, you’ll want to buy a keyword-based domain name.

You should look for domain names that have high-traffic keywords. If you wanted to make a site about Discount Golf Clubs, you would ideally want to get DiscountGolfClubs.com.

Keyword domains, especially for keywords that get significant numbers of searches, also have great resale value. You could buy a domain for $10 and flip it for hundreds, or even thousands.

Branding Domains

If you want to create a site that will be branded like Pinterest or Flickr, you can be a little more creative. You’ll want to get a one word domain (or two at most). But you can use creative spelling.

When buying a domain for branding purposes:
1. Look for a word that won’t be too difficult to spell. Flickr is relatively easy to remember, but Fotograffi might not be. Too many letters are changed. People might not remember which ones are different from the original word. It should be memorable.
2. Choose a word that fits your niche. For a site about golf, you might get something like Puttr.com, for example.
3. Integrate your branding. Make sure you can craft a logo that will help people remember your domain name.

Warning: Do NOT search for domain names on any registrar until you are ready to buy! Some registrars make deals with speculators to provide recently searched names to them. They buy the domains and then charge a premium for them later.

Registering a Domain

Once it’s time to register a domain, you need to keep a few things in mind. First, don’t use fake information during the registration process. You could get your domain taken away from you later, which would be a real shame if you’ve built significant traffic to it.

Second, you’ll probably want to register all of your domains with the same registrar. It gets tedious having to worry about your domains at multiple registrars.

You’ll also need to decide whether or not you want to use WHOIS protection, and how long to register the domain for.

WHOIS Protection

Many people automatically opt for WHOIS protection, but this isn’t always the best option. Some SEO experts have suggested that Google and other search engines may penalize sizes who have their registration information protected.

Additionally, some customers may not trust you if you protect your information. This could result in lost sales.

However, if you are worried about people finding out what you’re doing or coming to your home, you may wish to use WHOIS protection or at least give a P.O. Box instead of a street address.
Registration Length

You can register your domain for only one year, or most registrars will allow you to register a domain for up to ten years at a time. If you can afford it, go for a longer registration period.

For one thing, you won’t be at risk of accidentally forgetting to renew your domain. You’d be surprised how often this happens. You may not get the reminder email, and if you don’t have it set up to automatically renew, you could lose the domain.

Another major reason to register for at least two years at a time is because some SEO experts believe Google may give a boost to sites with longer registrations. They believe Google may think a site is more trustworthy if it is registered longer, because spammers usually register for only a year, assuming they may get banned quickly, anyway.

Name Servers

In order to use your domain, you need to set up the name servers. This tells computers where to find your domain when someone tries to go there. It connects your domain with your web server.

I’m going to show you how to set up your name servers with NameCheap. You’ll need your name servers from your hosting company. You may be able to find these in your control panel, or in the welcome email you got from them. If you can’t find them, contact your hosting company and ask.

You’ll need two. They will look like this:
ns1.yourserver.com
ns2.yourserver.com

Log into NameCheap. Beside “Number of domains in your account”, click “view”. Then find the domain you want to modify and click it. In the menu on the left, click “Domain Name Server Setup”.

Click the selection field beside “Specify Custom DNS Servers (Your own DNS Servers). Then enter both DNS servers and click “Save Changes”. You’re done!

Domain Forwarding

You may not always want to host a website or blog on your domain name. You might want to use it to forward elsewhere. For example, article marketers often use domains to forward straight to their affiliate links.

It’s very simple to set up domain forward with NameCheap, but you can only use it if you are using their default name servers. You’ll have to switch them back to NameCheap’s before you proceed.

Log into your account and select Manage Domains. Click the domain you want to forward and choose “All Host Records”. In the “@” field, enter your domain name. In the “www” field, enter the URL you want to forward the domain to (for example, your affiliate link.) Be sure it says “URL Redirect” under “RECORD TYPE”.

To transfer the name servers back to NameCheap, click your domain and select “Transfer DNS Back to Us” from the left menu. Then tick the box beside “Transfer DNS to NameCheap Default DNS and click “Save Changes.” Do this before you attempt to set up forwarding; otherwise, you won’t have the option available.

Domain Parking

You can make money with your domain name when it’s not in use by parking it. You won’t make a lot unless your domain is visited very often, but it’s better than nothing if you aren’t currently using the domain, anyway.

As with forwarding, you can only park a page if you have changed your domain to NameCheap’s default name servers. Once you have done that, go to “Manage Domains”, click your domain, and select “Customize Parked Page”. You can then change your parked page to whatever you want.

Keep in mind that you won’t be able to add images to a parked page. You can only use text on it. But you can use various types of ads there. Just make sure they allow parking, because some companies (like Google AdSense) don’t allow their ads to be displayed on websites with no content, like parked pages.

Parking your domain can help you make a little money while you decide what to do with a domain, or while it is under development.

Do you know what you’re going to do with your domain name now? Are you ready to start your business online.

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Domain Names 101.1: What Is A Domain Name?

A domain name is simply another name for your website url, or website address. For example: “http://www.domainname101.ca”. Domain Names 101.2: How To Buy A Domain Name?

There are many companies out there that offer great domain name registry services for a great price. If your paying somewhere between $20, to $30, to $40 per domain, you’re getting ripped off. The average price you should be paying for registering a domain name is around $10-$15 per year, per domain.

Step 1) You must search for an available name to buy:

Here are a couple of companies I would recommend to anyone.

  • www.godaddy.com – Always have great deals.
  • www.domainsatcost.com / or .ca – Great support & reasonable prices.
  • www.afternic.com – Buy & sell “used” domains.
  • www.netfirms.ca – Well established registar company.

Once you visit these websites you will need to look for their “search function” in order to search to see if the domain name you want is available for purchase. Within some industries like the real estate industry, you might have to search for hours before you find a suitable domain name for your business. Try mixing up the name in different variations, for example:

In this example I will use “Domain Names” for my search

  • myDomainName.com
  • DomainNames.com
  • Domain-Names.com
  • findDomains.com
  • searchDomainNames.com
  • Domainworld.com
  • Domainuniverse.com
  • localDomains.com

As you can see, I’ve tried to mix up the words “Domain Names” as much as possible. In fact, there are many companies world wide that are deciding the name for their business by the availability of domain names. Sounds funny doesn’t it? Just try searching for a domain name for “Web Design”. You might be there for hours. It may take you a few weeks to find the right domain name for your business. Once you find it, buy it!

In the past, I used to recommend to my clients that they hold off on registering their business name before searching for a domain name. Domain names are valuable net-real-estate and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Things To Avoid When Searching For A Domain Name:

  • 1) Avoid a lengthy domain: There’s nothing worst when you see someone with a domain that is way too long like; [http://www.this-is-my-domain-name-for-sale.com] . Try asking your clients to type that one in!!! The smaller your domain is, the easier it is to remember, and the less of a chance you have of someone miss typing your domain when trying to visit your website.
  • 2) Avoid dashes if possible: Dashes are fairly new to the domain world. Most people don’t think about using dashes when typing a domain name for example;  If you do use a dash, make sure to keep it to 2 words only, no more.
  • 3) Avoid domains where .com .ca .net and .biz are already taken: I made this mistake when I started out. I desperately wanted Smartads.info because smartads.com was taken. Over the years, I’ve had numerous people tell me that they couldn’t find my company, or they didn’t think I was in California. Many clients of mine were never able to remember that my domain was smartads.INFO. On top of that, I’m sure my efforts over the years have brought smartads.com a huge amount of traffic to their website from people searching online thinking it was my business they where visiting.

Domain Names 101.3: How Long Should I Buy My Domain For?

Most people register domain names for only 1 year. This is a big mistake for a couple of reasons:

1) The internet is full of scammers online who register a domain name for 1 year in order to spam, and scam as much as possible until moving onto another domain. At the same time, most companies rise and fall within 1 year. Because of this, Google and other top search engines look at this and weigh a domain name higher if the owner registers a domain name for more than 1 year. In fact, I recommend that you max out your domain name to a 10 year ownership if possible. This will tell search engines who are looking into it that you mean business, and that you’re here to stay.

2) People all over the internet register their domains for 1 year and sometimes forget to renew their domain when the renewal is due. There are companies out there that have lost their domains from a service called “domain back-ordering” were an individual can order a back-order on a specific domain claiming ownership for that domain if it goes up for sale. This is a serious matter, I’ve lost 2 important domains because of this. Trust me, this is one mistake I will never make again. If you go on vacation, or don’t pay attention, and you happen to miss the domain renewal date, someone might snatch your domain right from under your nose.

If your budget permits it, always try to max out the number of years you can buy your domain for. This way you’ll ensure that you have that domain for a very long time.

Domain Names 101.4: What is A Domain Name Extension?
An extension is the 2, or 3 digits after your name for example; . For a long time .COM was the only extension a person, or business could use. Nowadays, there are many extensions meaning different things, let’s take a look at the available extensions, and see what they stand for:

  • .Com – Universal (Commercial)
  • .Net – Network
  • .Biz – Business
  • .Org – Non-Profit
  • .Info – Information
  • .Tv – Television
  • .Ws – Web Site
  • .Coop – Business Cooperatives
  • .Name – Personal Use
  • .Pro – Professionals
  • .museum – Museum (Sources of information)
  • .travel – Travel Industry
  • .Us – United States
  • .Ca – Canada
  • .Uk – United Kingdom

To view all the domain extensions for each COUNTRTY, go here for the master list:

These extensions are reserved, and cannot be bought for personal use:

  • .Gov – Government
  • .Edu – Education
  • .Mil – Military

Domain Names 101.5: How To Protect Your Domain Name?

This topic is a very serious issue and should NOT be taken lightly. 100’s of companies across the globe are being used, abused, and scammed. The reason for this is because the owner of the domain name is sometimes NOT the real owner. If you pay for a service from your web development company that includes; your website, your hosting service, and your domain name, take action right away and make sure that YOU own the domain name rights. Many web design companies out there are registering their client’s domain names for them which can ultimately give them all rights and privileges to that domain name. When a web design company registers your domain for you, they can change the ownership to them, not you without you knowing about it. If you fail to pay for their services for any reason, they can then go back and take down your website, and control who uses the domain name. I’ve had so many calls asking for help with their domain name because their web design company won’t change the ownership for them. If your in this situation, you have a couple of options:

  • Give up now and start fresh
  • If the domain is valuable, take them to court right away
  • Contact  with proof of purchase
  • Perform a “WHOIS” lookup on the domain name (Which tells you who owns the domain name)
    • Go to  and enter your domain name
    • Save and print any information listed there

Also, try to avoid ANY company that you don’t recognize either by mail, or by email that states that you need to re-register your domain name before it expires. Do not trust any organization you don’t recognize. There are a number of companies that pool into the domain name data base in order to fish out suckers that might need to register their domains for another year very soon. I’ve gotten numerous direct mail stating that my domain is up for renewal, one of them even demanded $800 to renew my domain name. As you might know, I called this company and had a few words with them.

Prevention:

The number 1 preventative action you can take, is by holding control over your domain name. Make sure to register the domain name yourself, once you have all control yourself, then hire a web design company. Do NOT give them access to it unless you really trust them. If you do give them access to your domain manager in order to point your domain name to your hosting services, try to immediately change the password after the service is complete. NEVER give out your password for your domain manager to anyone unless you really have to.

I’ll put it another way: Would you give the combination to your safe to anyone? This situation is exactly the same. Control over your domain name is sometimes as serious as controlling your business.

Domain Names 101.6: What Is A Sub-Domain?

Sub-domains are exactly that. [http://sub.domainname.com]. Sub-domains are typically used to separate a section of your content online to target a specific area. Sub domains are also used to store information that you want no one to see. Yahoo is a great example of using sub-domains. When you go to the “Canada” side of Yahoo, you’re actually going to “ca” for Canada .yahoo.com. This helps them to separate all information for their Canadian website.

Domain Names 101.7: How To Forward A Domain Name?
Domain name forwarding can be a useful tool to use. Again, I will use Yahoo for the best example of this. I just mentioned to you how Yahoo! uses a sub-domain “ca.yahoo.com” for the Canadian content side of their website. Most people don’t know about going directly to ca.yahoo.com, most people associate Canada with the extension .CA. Yahoo uses this knowledge by registering and forwarding the domain name to > ca.yahoo.com. Try it out yourself, in your browser address bar, type in and see where it takes you.

Sometimes you need to protect your name by registering different domain name extensions, if you don’t want to build a website for each extension, and you don’t want each extension to go to a blank page, simply forward your other domain names to your main website. Another method of forwarding is by registering domain names that have a small spelling mistake which people might make all the time. Spelling mistakes are common, people are ultimately human. I know of some companies that register domain names with their company name, but that have spelling mistakes in them. They then forward > these domains with spelling errors to their main website. This ensures that there’s no loss of potential business.

Usually you can forward a domain name within your domain manager from the company you registered the domain name with.

Domain Names 101.8: How To Setup Your Domain Name?

This section above all has baffled a lot of people. Many of you might think that by registering a domain name, you can now show your website. This cannot be farther from the truth. Sure, you just registered a domain name, but your domain is like having an address without a house. In order to have the house, you need to have a “hosting service” in place. Without getting into what is a hosting service, I will tell you this; A hosting services is basically a “holding place” for your website files so that people can see your website online. Hosting is storage for your website. Your domain name needs to point to that storing place in order for the general public to view your website files.

If you don’t have any hosting services in place, try searching for (depending on your needs):

  • Small business hosting services
  • Affordable hosting services
  • Secure hosting services
  • eCommerce hosting services
  • Dedicated hosting services

Changing The DNS:

Once your hosting is setup, now you need to point your domain name to your hosting services(storage). We do this by changing the “DNS” Domain Name Servers that tell the internet were to look for your hosting service.

Step 1) You need to find out the “addresses” to your hosting service, they usually go like so: dns1.hostingservice.com, dns2.hostingservice.com. If you don’t know where to find the DNS addresses, simply contact your hosting service for them. This is typically the #1 reason why your web design company needs access to your domain manager. They need to get in and update the DNS addresses in order to point your domain name to their hosting service. I highly recommend that you learn how to do it yourself in order to keep control over who uses your domain name.

Step 2) Within your domain name manager, you’ll need to look for a link that should say; Change DNS, Update DNS, Manage Domain, etc. Once you find this area, simply type in, or paste the 2 DNS addresses within slot #1 and, slot #2. Click on the update, change, or submit button. That’s it. Within 24-48 hours, your domain name should be pointed to your hosting service.

If you have any problems with this step, simply contact your hosting service provider, or contact your web design company in charge of your website.

Remember, if you give someone access to change the DNS for your domain name(s), make sure to change the password for your domain name manager right away to ensure security over your domain name(s).

Domain Names 101.9: How To Protect Your Company Name Online?

This step is not needed for all companies, but if you plan to do all of your business online, this may save your company name later on. Branding online is very important. If by chance you do become very popular, there are going to be individuals who are going to try to use your success for their own advantage. When I started out, “Smartads” wasn’t a word that was really well known. Over the years, companies have been popping up with “Smartads Banners Ads”, “Smartads This”, and “Smartads That”. They did this because I didn’t secure all of the domain name extensions across the board.

If you’re just starting out, and you’re very serious about big business online, I recommend that you search for a domain name that has most extensions available, for example:

Make sure that these extensions are available…

  • .com
  • .whatever your country is (Ex. .CA for Canada, or .US for USA)
  • .net
  • .biz
  • .org
  • .info
  • .name

If all of these extensions are available for your business name, make sure to buy them all!!! Use .com as your main website, and forward the other domains to .com. Trust me, this will help to protect your branding online by not allowing for Joe Shmo’s to take your good name and use it for themselves. If you truly have a big budget, and your business has offices across the globe, make sure to buy all the domain names that you can, including every country extension your business operates in.

Some people online might advise you not to buy all of the above extensions, but I want you to think of this. Let’s say years down the road your company launches a new amazing product or service, and you need to build a new website for it, you now have the ability to use one of your domain names to illustrate this new product or services and keep your company branding tight!

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Scanners As Effective As the Commercial Ones?

There are several times when you have used the registry scanners to repair your registry and for enhancing the performance of the computer. Many of your friends might have suggested that spending money on commercially available software is a waste of money and may have advocated use of pirated software. These pirated registry scanners can be installed through the internet by making use of the cracked password. Very often, this actually works but still it is not correct to use. Also people in the practice of doing such things often underestimate the utility of using the original authenticated and complete version of the software.

If the speed of your computer system deteriorating day by and day it is due to the reason of corrupt registry. Registry is more a like referencing software located in the windows operating system that maintains the record of all the software as well as the program that are being loaded and unloaded in the operating system. The registry is like a central nervous system of the computer system. It is the core of the system and using any program causing harm to the registry is a serious matter.

With the constant use and span of time, the registry of the system gets overloaded with the unused files and data that that declines the speed of the system. Also the registry gets corrupted to mal ware or spy ware due to the inappropriate installation of the program.

Original versions of the registry scanner are generally free from the mal ware and spy ware and are no doubt more effective and efficient. So, from the next time onwards, if you near and dear ones suggest you to buy the cracked version of the registry scanners just give a serious thought.

There are lots and lots of registry scanners available in the market as well as on the internet too. It is vital to understand your usage and requirements once you make choice of the registry software.

The various disadvantages of using the cracked version of the registry scanner software are as follows:

  • You won’t get the maximum output if you use the cracked version of the software.
  • The cracked version if installed from the internet often carry mal ware which affects adversely the system, your system becomes more prone to hackers and attackers.
  • Use of cracked version of the software is illegal. Software piracy is considered as theft which is against law.
  • Cracked registry scanners won’t give you the proper updates. Even if you are updating your system the site will identify the keys if they are not true and the installation of the software will be unsuccessful.

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There are several times when you have used the registry scanners to repair your registry and for enhancing the performance of the computer. Many of your friends might have suggested that spending money on commercially available software is a waste of money and may have advocated use of pirated software. These pirated registry scanners can be installed through the internet by making use of the cracked password. Very often, this actually works but still it is not correct to use. Also people in the practice of doing such things often underestimate the utility of using the original authenticated and complete version of the software.

If the speed of your computer system deteriorating day by and day it is due to the reason of corrupt registry. Registry is more a like referencing software located in the windows operating system that maintains the record of all the software as well as the program that are being loaded and unloaded in the operating system. The registry is like a central nervous system of the computer system. It is the core of the system and using any program causing harm to the registry is a serious matter.

With the constant use and span of time, the registry of the system gets overloaded with the unused files and data that that declines the speed of the system. Also the registry gets corrupted to mal ware or spy ware due to the inappropriate installation of the program.

Original versions of the registry scanner are generally free from the mal ware and spy ware and are no doubt more effective and efficient. So, from the next time onwards, if you near and dear ones suggest you to buy the cracked version of the registry scanners just give a serious thought.

There are lots and lots of registry scanners available in the market as well as on the internet too. It is vital to understand your usage and requirements once you make choice of the registry software.

The various disadvantages of using the cracked version of the registry scanner software are as follows:

  • You won’t get the maximum output if you use the cracked version of the software.
  • The cracked version if installed from the internet often carry mal ware which affects adversely the system, your system becomes more prone to hackers and attackers.
  • Use of cracked version of the software is illegal. Software piracy is considered as theft which is against law.
  • Cracked registry scanners won’t give you the proper updates. Even if you are updating your system the site will identify the keys if they are not true and the installation of the software will be unsuccessful.

Want to know which registry repair program [http://www.pcregistryfixed.com/review.html] our research found to be the best of all? Want to get your slow computer back to full speed quickly and easily? Try Registry Easy and see the difference in your system’s performance.

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Which is Better?

Forgive me for starting with a not-very-clever rewording of an old saying, but today “almost all news is good news” when you are trying to generate visibility for your company or organization. I’m going to tell you how to create valuable news releases from information that you might not think has value and get it published.

What do I mean by “almost all news is good news”? That just about any news can be turned into content for online and offline publications, gaining valuable visibility for your business or organization.

Traditional news releases — or press releases as they used to be called back when real presses were used by real news organizations to print news – had to vie for limited space on a printed page. Typically, that limited newsworthiness to stories about new products or services, new technologies, or major organizational news.

Today, however, the concept of “news” has changed dramatically. Publishing space is virtually unlimited and publishers hungry for content. The lines have blurred between so-called “real” news organizations such as newspapers, magazines, and broadcast news outlets and “new media” such as online citizen-journalism sites, blogs, e-letters, and news aggregator services. Today, many of the stumbling blocks have disappeared that were once between people generating news and the outlets that published it. It’s easier than ever now to get your news published in a variety of places. The trick is writing something that will be of enough interest for someone to pick it up and publish it.

Picking a topic

There are more things to write a news release about than you might think, starting with the obvious: a new product or service, openings and closings, restructurings (partnerships, mergers and acquisitions), and employee/staff news. These topics generally can be considered “hard” news and worthy of broad distribution, when possible.

There are a host of other topics, however, that many people don’t think to promote with a news release, but that make ideal “soft” news releases. These topics include trade show and conference appearances, awards, business anniversaries, new client wins, capital equipment purchases, and new capabilities. While a business publication editor may consider these topics too self-serving to warrant publication, there are still good reasons to write a release on them, as you will shortly see.

Creating your own news.

Don’t think you have enough news, hard or soft, to write about? Then think about creating your own news. Develop a simple industry or customer survey, publish the results on your website, and write a news release about it.

Write a report. Interview key personnel in your organization and your industry trade association about your market or industry and publish their insights. Then write a release about the key findings, announcing the availability of the report for download on your website. With a little thought, you should be able to come up with several ways to create your own news.

Writing a news release

Now you need to write about your topic. Remember that this is news, not advertising, and an editor is going to judge whether it’s worth publishing. Avoid jargon and using phrases such as “industry leading”, “number one”, “unique”, and any other terms that smack of self-serving advertising.

Lead with all the important information in the first paragraph, starting with the topic, the company, and why your news is important. Traditionally, this is known as the “five W’s and the H” – who, what, where, when, why, and how. Keep sentences simple and paragraphs short.

Add the details to the middle portion, or body, of your release and finish with what’s called the “boilerplate” – the standard information about your company or organization, including basic description, locations, and web address. If your company is big enough it can even include the number of employees, subsidiary information, and stock ticker symbol if it’s publicly traded.

Distributing a news release

Here comes the fun part – getting the word out so the right people see it. If your market is fairly small, you might be able to put together your own distribution list based on trade publications and industry organizations (here’s a tip for finding the right people on their websites: drill down to the Contact Us section, often a button in the footer at the very bottom of the page – key personnel and their email addresses are often listed there). It takes a little legwork, but it’s worth it because you will have a concise, up-to-date list of exactly the people you need to reach. Just remember to update it periodically.

If your company has important news with wider appeal, consider using one of the many paid news distribution services such as PR Newswire, PRWeb, or BusinessWire. These services can charge several hundred dollars or more per release, depending on the distribution you need, but they are worth it. Thousands of on- and off-line publications subscribe to these services to receive news releases, increasing your chances of getting seen by the right editors and audiences.

There are also many free online release distribution services that are worth looking into but too numerous to list completely here. Some of the more popular ones include PR.com, Webwire, PRZoom, Clickpress.com, and 24-7 Press Release.com. These types of distribution services are especially useful for distributing “soft news” releases such as business anniversaries, tradeshow appearances, and survey or report availabilities; releases designed to get your organization’s name in front of a wider audience of e-letter editors, bloggers, and other publishers with news that may not be “newsy” enough for, say, a trade publication or business page editor.

Soft news releases also make ideal content for your website. They provide significant, search-engine-optimizable text and other features attractive to search engines and potential customers. They are also a great way to refresh your site content on a regular basis. Even if you never distribute your company’s tenth anniversary release to a news service, you should definitely write one to put on your website.

So there you have it. The secret to getting noticed with news releases is to write about everything that can be considered news about your company or organization – not just new products or services. Be creative. Create your own news with surveys and reports. Distribute your releases appropriately. Pay to distribute the most critical and newsworthy ones, distribute soft news releases using free online distribution services, and be sure to add all of them to your website.

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Television News Channels in India

Experienced traders recognize the effects of global changes on Foreign Exchange (Forex/FX) markets, stock markets and futures markets. Factors such as interest rate decisions, inflation, retail sales, unemployment, industrial productions, consumer confidence surveys, business sentiment surveys, trade balance and manufacturing surveys affect currency movement. While traders could monitor this information manually using traditional news sources, profiting from automated or algorithmic trading utilizing low latency news feeds is an often more predictable and effective trading method that can increase profitability while reducing risk.

The faster a trader can receive economic news, analyze the data, make decisions, apply risk management models and execute trades, the more profitable they can become. Automated traders are generally more successful than manual traders because the automation will use a tested rules-based trading strategy that employs money management and risk management techniques. The strategy will process trends, analyze data and execute trades faster than a human with no emotion. In order to take advantage of the low latency news feeds it is essential to have the right low latency news feed provider, have a proper trading strategy and the correct network infrastructure to ensure the fastest possible latency to the news source in order to beat the competition on order entries and fills or execution.

How Do Low Latency News Feeds Work?

Low latency news feeds provide key economic data to sophisticated market participants for whom speed is a top priority. While the rest of the world receives economic news through aggregated news feeds, bureau services or mass media such as news web sites, radio or television low latency news traders count on lightning fast delivery of key economic releases. These include jobs figures, inflation data, and manufacturing indexes, directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Commerce Department, and the Treasury Press Room in a machine-readable feed that is optimized for algorithmic traders.

One method of controlling the release of news is an embargo. After the embargo is lifted for news event, reporters enter the release data into electronic format which is immediately distributed in a proprietary binary format. The data is sent over private networks to several distribution points near various large cities around the world. In order to receive the news data as quickly as possible, it is essential that a trader use a valid low latency news provider that has invested heavily in technology infrastructure. Embargoed data is requested by a source not to be published before a certain date and time or unless certain conditions have been met. The media is given advanced notice in order to prepare for the release.

News agencies also have reporters in sealed Government press rooms during a defined lock-up period. Lock-up data periods simply regulate the release of all news data so that every news outlet releases it simultaneously. This can be done in two ways: “Finger push” and “Switch Release” are used to regulate the release.

News feeds feature economic and corporate news that influence trading activity worldwide. Economic indicators are used to facilitate trading decisions. The news is fed into an algorithm that parses, consolidates, analyzes and makes trading recommendations based upon the news. The algorithms can filter the news, produce indicators and help traders make split-second decisions to avoid substantial losses.

Automated software trading programs enable faster trading decisions. Decisions made in microseconds may equate to a significant edge in the market.

News is a good indicator of the volatility of a market and if you trade the news, opportunities will present themselves. Traders tend to overreact when a news report is released, and under-react when there is very little news. Machine readable news provides historical data through archives that enable traders to back test price movements against specific economic indicators.

Each country releases important economic news during certain times of the day. Advanced traders analyze and execute trades almost instantaneously when the announcement is made. Instantaneous analysis is made possible through automated trading with low latency news feed. Automated trading can play a part of a trader’s risk management and loss avoidance strategy. With automated trading, historical back tests and algorithms are utilized to select optimal entry and exit points.

Traders must know when the data will be released to know when to monitor the market. For instance, important economic data in the United States is released between 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM EST. Canada releases information between 7:00 AM and 8:30 AM. Since currencies span the globe, traders may always find a market that is open and ready for trading.

A SAMPLE of Major Economic Indicators
Consumer Price Index
Employment Cost Index
Employment Situation
Producer Price Index
Productivity and Costs
Real Earnings
U.S. Import and Export Prices
Employment & Unemployment

Where Do You Put Your Servers? Important Geographic Locations for algorithmic trading Strategies

The majority of investors that trade the news seek to have their algorithmic trading platforms hosted as close as possible to news source and the execution venue as possible. General distribution locations for low latency news feed providers include globally: New York, Washington DC, Chicago and London.

The ideal locations to place your servers are in well-connected datacenters that allow you to directly connect your network or servers to the actually news feed source and execution venue. There must be a balance of distance and latency between both. You need to be close enough to the news in order to act upon the releases however, close enough to the broker or exchange to get your order in ahead of the masses looking for the best fill.

Low Latency News Feed Providers

Thomson Reuters uses proprietary, state of the art technology to produce a low latency news feed. The news feed is designed specifically for applications and is machine readable. Streaming XML broadcast is used to produce full text and metadata to ensure that investors never miss an event.

Another Thomson Reuters news feed features macro-economic events, natural disasters and violence in the country. An analysis of the news is released. When the category reaches a threshold, the investor’s trading and risk management system is notified to trigger an entry or exit point from the market. Thomson Reuters has a unique edge on global news compared to other providers being one of the most respected business news agencies in the world if not the most respected outside of the United States. They have the advantage of including global Reuters News to their feed in addition to third-party newswires and Economic data for both the United States and Europe. The University of Michigan Survey of Consumers report is also another major news event and releases data twice monthly. Thomson Reuters has exclusive media rights to The University of Michigan data.

Other low latency news providers include: Need to Know News, Dow Jones News and Rapidata which we will discuss further when they make information regarding their services more available.

Examples of News Affecting the Markets

A news feed may indicate a change in the unemployment rate. For the sake of the scenario, unemployment rates will show a positive change. Historical analysis may show that the change is not due to seasonal effects. News feeds show that buyer confidence is increasing due the decrease in unemployment rates. Reports provide a strong indication that the unemployment rate will remain low.

With this information, analysis may indicate that traders should short the USD. The algorithm may determine that the USD/JPY pair would yield the most profits. An automatic trade would be executed when the target is reached, and the trade will be on auto-pilot until completion.

The dollar could continue to fall despite reports of unemployment improvement provided from the news feed. Investors must keep in mind that multiple factors affect the movement of the United States Dollar. The unemployment rate may drop, but the overall economy may not improve. If larger investors do not change their perception of the dollar, then the dollar may continue to fall.

The big players will typically make their decisions prior to most of the retail or smaller traders. Big player decisions may affect the market in an unexpected way. If the decision is made on only information from the unemployment, the assumption will be incorrect. Non-directional bias assumes that any major news about a country will create a trading opportunity. Directional-bias trading accounts for all possible economic indicators including responses from major market players.

Trading The News – The Bottom Line

News moves the markets and if you trade the news, you can capitalize. There are very few of us that can argue against that fact. There is no doubt that the trader receiving news data ahead of the curve has the edge on getting a solid short-term trade on momentum trade in various markets whether FX, Equities or Futures. The cost of low latency infrastructure has dropped over the past few years making it possible to subscribe to a low latency news feed and receive the data from the source giving a tremendous edge over traders watching television, the Internet, radio or standard news feeds. In a market driven by large banks and hedge funds, low latency news feeds certainly give the big company edge to even individual traders.

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Closer To Truth

Introduction

I said that I would give time travel further consideration in my paper on what Time truly is. My theory of Time dealt with time dimensions and how our concept of time is different from the reality of time. This, true time, includes the motions that we measure with time and my belief that the fourth dimension of time can actually be divided up into the 4th,5th, 6th, and 7th dimensions of time. I had to consider the possibility of time travel in that discussion, but I never made an formal claims. I have now formulated a hypothesis based upon what I believe our concept of time travel is as it relates to true time (All 4 time dimensions).

Hypothesis

It is tempting to believe that time travel is somehow possible. I myself would be lying if I said that I wished there was no such possibility of time travel. The thought is far to tempting to want to believe anything else to the contrary. After giving it much thought, I am 99.9% sure that time travel is not possible and I base this on the following argument.

In order to fully grasp this hypothesis I must first describe how the human race perceives time. It is this perception that has lead to the belief that time travel should or could be possible. I use the analogy of the digital recorder that is so popular with Direct Television or Tivo. This technology simply digitally records a program and then allows you to access that information at any time. You can rewind during the show, fast forward up to a point, or save it to watch at another time. When we eventually watch our show, we are in a sense, traveling back in time. That is to say that a past event, the show, has been recorded and can then be played back later. This allows your mind to experience a segment of time that has already occurred. This is very much the same as how our brain works. The past is nothing more than a collection of our memories. Every event that we have experienced up until the present is stored in our brain whether we can remember it or not. This is the digital recording. Our brain has taken in information and saved it for later use. The future is nothing more than our ability to conceive of future events. I wonder what studies in the area of psychology have been done on this subject. I would have to believe that it is our past that allows our brain to conceive of a future. We know that events have happened so it is reasonable to assume that we can use the creative side of our brain to try and formulate what could happen in the future. This is slightly different from making plans. A person can plan to go to dinner on Saturday with a friend. This is simply a matter of our ability to conceive that another Saturday will come, because we have had reoccurring Saturdays in the past. So, we know that eventually it will be Saturday again. So, we plan to have dinner on that day at some predetermined time. We then commit that appointment to memory, so we can make the date. We can’t exactly count this as foretelling the future, because sometimes we forget the plans we make. By making the plans we increase the likelihood that the event will take place. I guess this leaves us with two ways our brain looks at the future. There is the creative future, where we may dream about or conceive of what events we would like to come about; and there is the Planned future, where we make a plan, commit it to memory, and try to make sure we are there to see the outcome of that future event.

This is how we conceive of our reality. We are born and our brain begins taking in all sorts of information. We commit this to memory for later use. I would assume that memory is merely a remonence of our survival instinct. It used to be that our parents would teach us the things we needed to survive. We also committed as much as we could to memory. If we didn’t then we simply died. Our parents would show us that leopards are bad. If we didn’t have the ability to commit things to memory then we may try to pet the leopard later and get eaten. That is bad. In order to survive we had to rely on our memory so that we could tell what we should or should not do based upon the situation presented to us. Fast forward thousands of years and we come to a point in our history where our standard of living has removed us from those leopard like situations. Now we are faced with a new challenge, surviving in a technological and hectic world. The new lessons are, work to get paid so we can eat and have a home. If you do not do these things then you end up homeless, starve, and die. A new set of survival information that has to be committed to memory. No other species has come as far as we have. They still have to rely on the good old leopard method or True Primal survival instincts.

Our environment and lifestyle has changed but our old abilities remain. Our ability to learn and commit things to memory is still with us. We now find ourselves faced with having to find new and varied things to commit to memory. We have education, and careers, social interactions, entertainment, sports, etc. etc. The list goes on and on. We have so much more to commit to memory and it seems that our memory and brain has adapted to allow us to handle this new life style. Our brains have grown larger and along with it our ability to cram more information in to that brain for storage. Along with all of these new things to commit to memory comes our concept of time. We can conceive of a past, because our past is committed to memory. Whether we can recall it or not, the information is still in our brain. From the day we are born we are storing this information to call upon throughout our life. We draw on these past experiences to conceive of a future or to make plans for the future. All the while the only true reality is the present. This point in time.

What I am saying is that the time line itself is nothing more than a memorized past coupled with an imagined future. That is all. The reality is that the present is all there is. In this present events are occurring all across the universe based upon the laws of physics. Events take place based upon these laws and it is why we see a cup fall to the ground and break instead of the other way around. Can you remember the last time you saw a broken cup fall upward and piece itself back together as it lands upright on the kitchen table? No, just as we have never seen a bunch of leaves fall upward and attach themselves back onto a tree. Events progress in a certain manner. Cause and Effect. If we remove human beings from the equation and look at other animals and objects. No doubt a dog has a concept of time, but do plants? Animals have a concept of time, because they need to call upon past events in order to survive emerging events. Their concept is no where near as developed as ours, I wonder how close an elephants or a dolphins concept of time is? Better still, I wonder how a chimpanzee or a gorilla conceives time? I am sure that their concept is different than ours, less evolved and more primitive. It still serves them for survival. Let us now consider a rock. What is this rocks concept of time? I would have to bet that it has no concept of time. It doesn’t need one, because a rock does not have to survive. No survival means no memory. No memory, means no concept of time let alone anything else. It is that way with any object that has no need for survival, because it is not alive. An asteroid floating through space was set upon a path based upon an interaction. If another body were to come along and strike it then that asteroid would move in some new direction until gravity or another object dictates otherwise. I assure you that the asteroid has no concept of time, of anything for that matter. It is not alive so does time not exist for that asteroid? No, time exists. It exists because the asteroid is in motion. It is undergoing a series of events that are determined by the forces that have acted upon it. Since there is motion then there is time, because the asteroids motions can be measured. I explain this concept further in my paper on my theory of time.

Another analogy I like is this; “If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?” This analogy perfectly illustrates the difference between reality and human conceptions. Does it make a sound? Yes, it does make a sound. What is the definition of sound? Webster’s New World Dictionary defines it as; 1) that which is heard, resulting from stimulation of auditory nerves by vibrations (sound waves) in the air ; 2) the distance within which a sound may be heard ; 3) the mental impression produced /the sound of his report/

The funny thing is that the above definitions are also concepts that fit within what we believe terms to mean. What I am saying is that these words I am typing would not exist if the human race did not exist. The first definition is the most useful, because it points out the difference between reality and conception. “That which is heard, resulting from stimulation of auditory nerves by vibrations” We can conclude from this that the falling tree is not heard. If no one is there to hear, than how can it be heard? What we need to consider here are the facts. A tree falls. The trunk breaking releases energy and the tree hitting the ground and anything on the way down also releases energy. This energy sets the air molecules around it in motion. This sound waves moves outward as the energy is dispersed in all directions. Eventually the sound wave will dissipate, because the energy will be lost along the way. We have to consider these two words, sound, and heard. The falling tree is not heard because no one is there to receive the sound waves. The sound waves still exist based upon how we perceive the travel of sound through the air. So, yes the falling tree makes a sound, but it is not heard.

The 1%

I hope that all you have read up until this point has allowed you to attain a clearer picture of the world around us and how we perceive the world around us. The universe would still go on being the universe whether humans do or do not exist. We know the universe existed before humans so it is reasonable to assume that it would still exist if we did not. So now let us move onto the other 1%. The possibility that time travel is possible. Under what circumstances could we achieve time travel? I will start with the speed of light. The magical notion that by traveling faster than the speed of light then we will somehow be able to travel backwards or forwards in time. Light is a part of the universe, not the master of it. If we were in a ship and traveled faster than the speed of light and we were some how able to maintain our structural integrity then, what? We would get to where we were going a lot faster. We would, however; not pass through time.

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Web Design Sooner Rather Than Later

Either you’ll be able to go with freelance web designers or can hire total service web designers to get your internet presence, also called website. The very first reason to have your website is your engagement with the internet. There are lots of web designers out there. So when you’re looking to locate a fantastic web designer, the very first thing you’ve got to check is designing services that are quality oriented. Most reputable web designers know not to pick an internet host simply because they’re definitely the most popular or since they supply the cheapest web hosting.

The site designer may get the job done freely or even as a member of a company which is particularly into designing proficient stores. For instance, if you want non-profit website then non-profit website designers are the ideal choice for you. Moreover, flash designs might also be incorporated within the site to make it even more alluring to the clients. Designing an eCommerce website is an extremely professional undertaking. In case the website design of your site cannot pull and convert visitors, then it means your site needs improvement.

Being an owner of a company, you should select an eCommerce web designer that could comprehend the tasks of designing an eCommerce shop. A great designer is going to know that design and SEO go hand-in-hand. They are being snatched by agencies and large projects. They are creative people that need to think out of the box. A superb web designer ought to be in a position to comprehend the emerging trends in the market, the expected changes in web design, current and future trends as well as the most recent web development tools.

Your website design provider should use the ability of Social Media Marketing. Any expert web design company would help the consumers in many respects. An excellent web design company will have great search engine optimisation skills to publicize your website. It’s always preferable to opt for a great web design company that comprises of dedicated and seasoned employees.

So as to create a web site or an internet presence, one wants to employ a website design company. Also, make certain that the website design company ought to have a group of experienced web designers, developers, programmers and testers etc so that you are able to secure all kinds of services under one roof. A seasoned web design company is going to have a good portfolio of internet sites that they’ve created for different customers. New web design businesses are springing up all of the moment, but don’t be tricked by shiny sites loudly proclaiming their amazing services.

The Advantages of eCommerce Web Designers

The Web lets us market our services and products any place in the Earth, but to be able to actually earn a sale, we have to set a relationship that generates a sufficient amount of trust, confidence, loyalty and passion. Environmentally-friendly web hosting is getting more and more popular for business web sites appearing to implement an eco-policy. To rival a number of the biggest bands on the planet, websites have allowed bands the capacity to grow massive online fan bases through pay per view. The site ought to be downloaded as fast as possible. For example, the site of a company making and selling luxury goods needs to seem luxurious also.

If all the sites look alike there’s hardly any chance of the visitor remembering a specific website. Your website ought to have the ideal architecture with easy navigational keys. To acquire the excellent traffic at the site, it is necessary to create the website attractive. First and foremost you must seek out the video sites that will supply you the resources to make your own video. It is due to the fact that the site has to be unique. An eCommerce website is as fantastic as a digital store. eCommerce websites are designed in order to do the business needs.

A specialist site designer if technically sound enough may give a wholly different get until the site. A web site is your internet address which aids you reach customers in every corner of earth, no matter which corner you’re sitting in. In different cases you may employ your website for a lead generation tool where you don’t conduct financial transactions online. Yeah it’s true, your website is online but still you want to give a fantastic customer service online. There are several kinds of websites like eCommerce sites, social media sites, template-based sites, CSS websites and several more.

The Basics of eCommerce Web Designers

Our site brings you different types of explanatory videos to select from. Therefore, in case it’s not possible for the website to be made fully compatible with all browsers due to coding limitations, then the developer needs to understand the numerous types and versions of internet browsers employed by the majority of the website visitors. Creating your web site may be a tricky practice. Building an internet site is a very technical procedure, while designing an internet site is a very creative procedure. The internet site and social networking pages should complement one-another.

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What Does Blogging Mean?

Blog is the condensed name for a “weblog” or “web log”.

Blogging is the action you perform when you make a post to a web log or blog, comment on a previous blog post or maintain a blog. Many people who make posts to a blog on a regular basis are referred to as bloggers.

Basically, a blog is an online journal where you can post your thoughts, observations and comments about a particular topic that the weblog covers. A blog is just a simple web page that has chunks of information called posts added to them on a regular basis. Depending on how it was setup by the person maintaining the blog, the posts can be all on one page forcing visitors to scroll down, or each post will have its own individual web page. When you are blogging and visiting different blogs, you will see the most recent posts first at the top of the web page.

The Uses of Blogging

Online personal journals were some of the first blogs. Individuals used their computers and the technology of the internet to make entries into their journals rather than the traditional method of keeping a pen and paper journal. Blogs are primarily categorized as personal since many of them are online journals but today many blogs are used for a variety of purposes. Businesses are starting to use blogs as a way to provide information about their products and services. Politicians are using blogs to communicate with their constituents. Musicians and other entertainers are using blogging as a means to stay in touch with their fans as they tour. The list goes on.

Often, blogging is a way for you the individual to post a comment on a particular news item or subject such as politics, world or local news events, hobbies, entertainment etc. The topics covered in a blog are endless, and many times controversial and volatile. Sometimes one simple post can lead to a flood of additional comments and many have gone so far as to gain national attention by being mentioned in the news media.

Blogging Software and Services

Originally, blog posts are mostly text based. However, changes in internet technology and online services have given rise to other ways to make posts such as using video and audio (also known as podcasting). Now today a typical blog will have a combination of text, photos, video, and audio as well as links to other blogs and websites that are related to the topic of the blog.

Blogging has taken off and grown in popularity over the years. Now, a blog can be setup in a matter of minutes with little or no cost. There are varieties of hosting sites that will allow you to setup a blog free, and many web hosts now offer ways to quickly and easily install a variety of blogging software such as WordPress or MoveableType.

Along with quickly setting up a blog, many of the free online blogging services easily provide ways to allow you to make video and audio posts on your blog. They also offer other features such as password protecting your blog so you can keep your thoughts and feelings private, or allow only a select few in to view your blog. You are also able to pick the look or theme of your blog from literally thousands of different templates available; this is a great way to express your own individuality with your blog.

One of the most widely used free blogging services today is Blogger.com, which is owned by Google. In three easy steps, you can setup your very own blog and start expressing your thoughts and views to the world. After you setup your blog, you can make posts to it at any time day or night. The blogging services today are so easy to use and you do not need to have any technical knowledge of HTML or any other web coding language. In fact, if you can use a word processing program such as Notepad or MSWord, you can start blogging today.

How Blogging Benefits You

Blogging has been mostly been used for personal thoughts, professional observations, political rants, and entertainment reviews. However, there are so many more reasons to start blogging. One of the biggest benefits I have found is staying connected with my family and friends. I live on the west coast but grew up on the east coast. Through blogging, my family and I are able to stay connected and share things even though we live thousands of miles apart. We can share photos and post videos and audio files that let us remain a part of each other’s lives.

Through your blog, you can share with the world your thoughts about any topic you like. Having a blog is one of the easiest ways to stay in contact with others and communicate with others who have the same interests that you do. Everyone has something to say and wants to be heard when they say it. Blogging allows you to share your experiences, joys, laughter and pain. With a blog, you can find answers to your questions, learn new, exciting and wonderful things, comfort a friend or be comforted at times. Remember, the benefits that can come from having a blog are as wide and varied as the different topics that a blog can cover.

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Your Small Business Blog In 2016

I’ve been on a blog commenting blitz lately and boy oh boy is it working.

I’ve spent time really putting in the effort to check out other people’s blogs, read their content, and make real genuine comments.

I set aside anywhere from 1-2 hours daily to frequent these blogs and give my input.

Not only have I learned so much through the stories of other bloggers, I genuinely enjoy reading about other people’s tips, successes, and failures with online business.

And even better I have also seen a boost in my daily traffic to my blog.

All through blog commenting.

It’s amazing the results got so far since really going hard to implement this strategy into my daily routine.

If you have a blog or website one of the best ways to increase your traffic should be done through blog commenting.

Experimenting With Blog Commenting

Through different forums I heard a lot of people express how well the strategy works to improve a blog’s performance.

Initially, experimenting with it as a link building tactic on high traffic blogs I began blog commenting mainly for SEO purposes.

On the days I performed these link building tactics I began seeing spikes of traffic to my website.

Not only did my traffic increase, but people were actually commenting on my blog and leaving engaging blog comments.

You see, if you comment on do follow blogs you have to enter your name, email, and website.

When you leave a comment on someone else’s blog it gets linked back to your website.

By leaving quality and engaging comments on the posts people generally want to learn about you and come to check out your blog.

Not only do you borrow other bloggers traffic, you also increase the strength of your blog in the search engines through building quality backlinks.

Blog Commenting With A Purpose

There are many bloggers online who blog just to make money.

They post links for affiliate products all over the web and write inconsistent posts while never taking the time to interact and build relationships with PEOPLE.

One thing I’ve learned about blogging is the importance of networking.

Blogging done correctly is a people business built through relationships.

Really being interested in people and showing them that you care through solving problems and creating lasting friendships.

If you come into this business only focused on money I guarantee you will not succeed.

The money is a result of the work and value you provide to your market.

Building the Right Relationships

If you’re going to spend time on blog commenting then do it the right way.

Bloggers appreciate it when you participate on their blogs.

You help to build their community and many bloggers will often return the favor if they feel your comments are genuine.

They should be informative, from the heart, and respectful.

By doing this you can create relationships with bloggers can that allow you the opportunity to do guest posts or even get a mentor.

You should always be learning, growing, and implementing as a blogger.

Surrounding yourself with those who’ve been there or are going through the same journey as you creates success.

I feel so motivated after speaking with like-minded individuals in my niche.

If you’re serious about taking your blog and business to the next level then blog commenting should be a part of your arsenal.

Take some time to spend throughout your day going to other people’s blogs to comment.

You can easily do a Google search on blogs in your niche and begin checking out the one’s you enjoy most to do some blog commenting.

Take a trial run at it and see how much your business improves over time.

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I’ve been on a blog commenting blitz lately and boy oh boy is it working.

I’ve spent time really putting in the effort to check out other people’s blogs, read their content, and make real genuine comments.

I set aside anywhere from 1-2 hours daily to frequent these blogs and give my input.

Not only have I learned so much through the stories of other bloggers, I genuinely enjoy reading about other people’s tips, successes, and failures with online business.

And even better I have also seen a boost in my daily traffic to my blog.

All through blog commenting.

It’s amazing the results got so far since really going hard to implement this strategy into my daily routine.

If you have a blog or website one of the best ways to increase your traffic should be done through blog commenting.

Experimenting With Blog Commenting

Through different forums I heard a lot of people express how well the strategy works to improve a blog’s performance.

Initially, experimenting with it as a link building tactic on high traffic blogs I began blog commenting mainly for SEO purposes.

On the days I performed these link building tactics I began seeing spikes of traffic to my website.

Not only did my traffic increase, but people were actually commenting on my blog and leaving engaging blog comments.

You see, if you comment on do follow blogs you have to enter your name, email, and website.

When you leave a comment on someone else’s blog it gets linked back to your website.

By leaving quality and engaging comments on the posts people generally want to learn about you and come to check out your blog.

Not only do you borrow other bloggers traffic, you also increase the strength of your blog in the search engines through building quality backlinks.

Blog Commenting With A Purpose

There are many bloggers online who blog just to make money.

They post links for affiliate products all over the web and write inconsistent posts while never taking the time to interact and build relationships with PEOPLE.

One thing I’ve learned about blogging is the importance of networking.

Blogging done correctly is a people business built through relationships.

Really being interested in people and showing them that you care through solving problems and creating lasting friendships.

If you come into this business only focused on money I guarantee you will not succeed.

The money is a result of the work and value you provide to your market.

Building the Right Relationships

If you’re going to spend time on blog commenting then do it the right way.

Bloggers appreciate it when you participate on their blogs.

You help to build their community and many bloggers will often return the favor if they feel your comments are genuine.

They should be informative, from the heart, and respectful.

By doing this you can create relationships with bloggers can that allow you the opportunity to do guest posts or even get a mentor.

You should always be learning, growing, and implementing as a blogger.

Surrounding yourself with those who’ve been there or are going through the same journey as you creates success.

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Choosing the Right Wine Glasses

Finding thewindsheild Replacement phoenix cash back right glasses entails six points of consideration: size, shape, design, weight, material and aesthetics.

The size of the glass is determined by what kind of wine you intend to drink from it. Generally speaking, red wine glasses are larger than white wine glasses, and those intended for high quality wines are larger than those used for everyday wines.

Personally, I use a 17 oz.(480 ml.) capacity glass for ordinary red wines, and a 12 2/3 oz. (360 ml.) one for whites. In the case of Bordeaux, and other tannic, full-bodied, high quality reds, I use a 23 oz. (650 ml.) glass that was designed with Bordeaux specifically in mind. I of course don’t fill my Bordeaux, or any other wine glass, to the brim. For one thing, considering that a standard wine bottle only contains 750 ml. of wine, there wouldn’t be much left for anyone else to drink if I did, and for another, both the large size of the glass and the fact that it’s widest at its midway point allow the wine to “breathe” by affording a wide surface area of wine to be in contact with the air in order to promote oxidation. Oxidation helps to soften the tannins of a powerful red that might otherwise be overly harsh, and lets you more fully experience the complexity and various flavors present in a noble red. White wine, on the other hand, has far fewer tannins, and generally speaking, does not benefit from oxidation. A smaller glass is also better for whites because they are served chilled. Obviously, it takes longer to drink a larger quantity of wine, and you want to drink up each glass of white wine before it has a chance to become overly warm. One white wine that is an exception to these rules is fine white Burgundy, such as Chablis or Montrachet. These very high quality whites do benefit from exposure to the air, and are best served at the temperature of standard red wines, from 55 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on the quality level, I usually serve white Burgundy, and other high quality Chardonnays, in 14 4/5 oz. (420 ml.) glasses or my 17 oz. red wine glasses.

The largest glasses are usually reserved for fine Burgundy. I use 26 1/2 oz. (750 ml.) glasses, but I’ve seen Burgundy glasses as large as 31 3/4 oz. (900 ml). But a discussion of Burgundy glasses really brings us more into the realm of shape than size. Burgundy is a rather delicate and highly aromatic red. Like Bordeaux, Burgundy is usually drunk form glasses designed specifically for it. They are balloon shaped: very wide in the middle, but tapering up to a relatively narrow opening at the rim. The wide middle creates ample surface area for the aroma to waft up from, while the narrow top keeps the wonderful Burgundy bouquet in the glass, preventing it from dissipating so that you can fully enjoy it.

Another type of uniquely shaped wine glass is the champagne flute. They have narrow, tall bowls to prevent their bubbles from dissipating to quickly. Tulip shaped Champagne flutes are better than straight-sided or trumpet-shaped ones because, as is the case with most wine glasses, the narrower mouth serves to concentrate the bouquet inside the glass. Speaking of shape in general, I prefer diamond-shaped glasses. They look nice, and an advantage of the diamond design is that it’s easy to see where the widest point of the glass is, which is the point to which a wine glass should be filled.

As far as design goes, traditional, long-stemmed glasses are definitely preferable to stemless glasses. The stem serves several important functions. First, by lifting the glass up off the table, it lets you see the color of the wine. Secondly, it makes it easier to swirl the wine in the glass to aerate it and get an idea of the amount of body the wine has as it drips back down the sides of the glass. Thirdly, it is a convenient handle that prevents your hand warming up the wine, and your fingers smudging up the glass.

Weight and balance are also important because you want a glass that feels good in your hand. This is a subjective area, but I personally don’t like heavy wine glasses, so I prefer ones made from thin glass. A thin rim is also more pleasant to drink from. There is a disadvantage to thin glass though, that can cause inconvenience and added expense: it chips and breaks easily. A way around this problem is to buy glasses reinforced with titanium rather than lead. Titanium wine glasses are not only more durable than their leaded counterparts, they are also lighter and maintain their clarity better.

As for material, you definitely want to go with fine Austrian or German crystal. That’s really not as expensive as it sounds. You can get beautiful, elegant, machine-made crystal from big name producers at reasonable prices, especially if you shop around on the Internet. Of course, their top of the line hand blown glasses tend to be very pricey, but it’s not necessary pay a premium when you can get very nice glasses for much less, including the titanium ones.

Which brings us finally to aesthetics, the most subjective area of all. It’s an important one though because, after all, the whole purpose of nice wine glasses is to act as an elegant foil for whatever wine you happen to be pouring, so aesthetics is just as important a consideration as functionality. Basically, I’d say decide how much you want to spend on wine glasses and get the ones that you think are the nicest among those that fall within your budget. It’s possible to buy a different size and shape of glass for each famous type of wine, but that’s overkill, in my humble opinion. I can’t see any reason to buy a special glass for Syrah, for example. If you’re having a very high quality Syrah, like a Hermitage or Penfolds Grange, you should serve it in Bordeaux glasses. If it’s a more humble version of this popular varietal, you can just use regular red wine glasses. The same goes for other powerful, full-bodied reds. In the case of a very good Pinot Noir, you should use Burgundy glasses because Burgundy itself is made from Pinot Noir grapes. If it’s a more ordinary Pinot Noir, regular red wine glasses are a better choice because the high-capacity Burgundy glasses will just make the wine’s ordinariness more apparent.

In my opinion, a full set of wine glasses should include regular red wine glasses (which can also be used as water goblets), Bordeaux glasses, Burgundy glasses, white wine glasses, (for Chablis and other high quality white Burgundies, you can use red wine or Bordeaux glasses), and champagne glasses. You may want to add some specialty glasses to that list if you happen to be a Brandy drinker or make a habit of serving dessert wines, but otherwise, you should be prepared for any contingency with these five types of wine glasses.

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Clean and Clear Water With a Cartridge Pool Filter

Just imagine yourself on a hot summer day dipping in the pool. The sun is up and reflects on your swimming pool. The pool water seems like a mirror as it is so clear and clean. The reality is that you have earned the right to sit back and relax because you have earned it. You have earned the right because you have been diligent with proper maintenance of your pool. You make sure that pool water temperature is always right a comfortable levels. More importantly, you make sure that your pool water is free from impurities, bacteria, dirt and debris.

There are certain factors that can keep you pool water clean and clear. You can sanitize your pool water with the proper mix of chemicals. A properly sized pump and cartridge pool filter will keep it free from visible particles such as dirt and debris. Cleaning your cartridge pool filter can be taxing and time consuming. However, it is well worth the effort knowing that you, your family and friends are enjoying your swimming pool with clean and safe water.

Why did I mention cartridge pool filter?

There are other options like sand filter and diatomaceous earth filters. A cartridge pool filter can do the job of filtering unwanted particles at low cost and minimal maintenance. It can last up to one full season before it requires cleaning. At the most, cleaning can be done twice in a season. In terms of particle size filtered, a cartridge pool filter can catch smaller particles than a sand filter. While a diatomaceous earth (DE) filter can catch finer and smaller particles, a cartridge pool filter can catch just about the same particle size by adding some diatomaceous earth (DE) powder in to the cartridge or adding flocculants to the pool water.

Cleaning a cartridge pool filter is easy. Besides doing it once or twice in a season, there are three simple steps to follow in cleaning a cartridge pool filter.

Once you have taken out the cartridge from the pool line, you may replace it with an extra or backup cartridge to ensure that you have uninterrupted enjoyment of your pool. The first step is rinse loose particles. This should be done gently without applying too much pressure on your filter. A garden hose will suffice as you would not want to force dirt deeper into the filter. This takes a spray nozzle out of the picture. In this first step, what needs to be done is to simply get loose particles off the filter.

When all loose particles are gone, the cartridge pool filter has to be soaked in a filter cleaning solution. This would be the second step. Using aggressive chemicals such as acids is not recommended as it can damage the filter. A good filter cleaner can remove dirt and oils without actually damaging the filter. It also helps prevent dirt from sticking to the filter in the future.

Lastly, the cartridge should be rinsed thoroughly to take out the filter cleaning chemical. There could possibly be remnants of debris or dirt that can be washed away by this final step of rinsing pool maintenance.