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Month: September 2016

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Internet Dating

There are a lot of great reasons why online dating has become so popular and is becoming more and more popular each and every day, but the main reason for this is the fact that people have become very busy, due to their modern and hectic lives. Owing to the fact that leaving time for meeting people and going on lots of dates has become a luxury not many people can afford, online dating services have attracted a lot of people. Now, it is very important to understand that online dating has its own advantages and disadvantages, and these should all be considered before you decide to pick an online dating website and start using its services in order to find a new partner.

Advantages of Online Dating

One of the biggest advantages of internet dating is the fact that it can be done from the comfort of your home, which is convenient, comfortable and much cheaper than real dating. Aside from this, when you are dating from your home, you are in a much safer environment than when on a real date. In this day and age, it is very important to always do your best to stay safe, and internet dating will give you the opportunity to do this by enabling you to keep your personal information to yourself.

This means that your real name, your address, your phone number and all other personal information will not be revealed to anyone, unless you want them to be. Another important advantage of dating online is that it really provides you with a good chance of finding someone who shares the same interests as you do. What this means is that when you register to a dating website, you provide information about yourself and your interests, and this information is further used for finding the perfect person for you.

Disadvantages of Online Dating

First of all, it has to be mentioned that a dating website can never guarantee you that the person you are talking to is really the person described in the internet dating profile in question.. Naturally, there are horror stories about people who have had their hearts broken through online dating websites by believing that they were talking to their soul mate, and later finding out that all of that was just a joke and that the date of their dreams was a group of kids who were bored.

The other big drawback of online dating is the lack of romance and the famous “butterflies in the stomach”. Nothing can be compared to the feeling of meeting the love of your life for the first time and falling in love, and sometimes the chemistry that needs to exist for a couple to work just isn’t there when two people who got along fine online meet up.

If you have realistic expectations and are open to the idea that you may have to kiss a few frogs to find your prince, online dating can be a great idea, …

How to Revamp Your Website Without Affecting SEO

If your website has outgrown itself and needs a change in its overall look/design, you surely are in for a revamp. Since Google constantly keeps on making changes in its algorithm, it includes new ranking factors based on user friendliness etc. Your website needs to bring about renovation with passage of time so that it can adapt itself to new website designing trends and bring more user friendly features to its audience. Here are some ways you could revamp your website without affecting SEO:

Retain the same URL structure or use 301 Direct

Take a list of all the urls in your original website and save it in an Excel file. Make your best efforts to retain the same URL or use 301 redirects for saving the website from incurring a loss in traffic. If you change the URL structure of the website abruptly, you will also lose all inbound links and that could lead to a total disaster.

Conduct a 301 redirect mapping campaign so that you get your website’s traffic back. Execution of the 301 redirects is essential so that you don’t lose all your traffic. A major advantage of redirecting your website is that search engines will move all values of your inbound links from old urls to new ones.

You Need to noindex your Website

If you are in the process of working on a new web design, you definitely wouldn’t want Google to index it before you finalize it completely. Therefore it is critical that you noindex the website including all the web pages. You have a few options: if you have WordPress, check the box which says “Discourage search box from indexing this site”. You can also put “Disallow /” for blocking your robots.txt file. Any digital marketing company and elsewhere in the world should know all about SEO and web designing best practices to keep up with the latest trends of the industry.

Conduct an Inbound Link Analysis

It is very important that you should do a detailed inbound link analysis of your website before you go ahead with the website redesigning process. There are a myriad of tools available to help you in doing a detailed link analysis. You will be able to know the pages which contain the inbound links and also the sources from where you are getting all those links. In fact, there is a need to do an inbound link analysis of the website before and after the new web design.

Updating the Site Map

Avoid making the switch at once. Follow a phased approach in various steps starting with a small sub domain of the website. Once you have validated everything in that step, you can start moving the rest in baby steps, and ultimately transferring the entire website.

This definitely increases chances of success for the relaunch. You can do the transition all at once if you have a very big website and that will expedite the crawling process. After you launch the new website, it …

Clinic Management Software: Benefits of Clinic Software

Clinic management software is a web-based program which helps clinic owners manage their operations. It is already widely used in clinics in many regions of the world especially in the American continents, Europe, and Australia.

Here is a list of the many benefits of clinic management software.

1. It helps clinic owners simplify their business and helps them manage one clinic or a huge group of clinics.

2. It keeps and updates patients’ demographics like residence, gender, age, ethnicity, and diagnosis of patients.

3. It keeps and updates patients’ records like lungs chart, heart chart, kidney chart, weight and height charts, nutritional date, respiratory system chart and others.

4. It can print out prescriptions, patient records, billings, certificates, and others. It can also give information about patients’ prescription, medicine available, and the formulation of the medicine.

5. It completes receptions in an automated and systematized way.

6. It manages accounting needs and maintains the inventory.

7. It completes billing transactions.

8. It checks account balances.

5. It schedules multiple appointments.

6. It can send out multiple email reminders.

7. It allows patients to confirm appointment in real time with the use of a mobile phone or a computer.

8. It allows practitioners an easy and quick access to their schedule and patients’ record anytime.

9. It includes reporting tools which could quickly present, print out, or send out reports like patient visits, patients referred to other doctors, patients referred by other doctors, list of fee collection, and daily profit report.

10. It can multitask and designed for quick and easy usage which consequently lessens the stress of clinic owners and clinic employees.

11. It saves business owners a significant sum of money since clinic management software does not require expensive servers or IT support group.

12. It allows clinic owners maximize billable time and spend more time in taking care of their patients since almost all administrative procedures are supported by the software including the daily backing up of everyday reports.

13. It also allows clinic owners to spend more time in making their business grow.

14. Clinic management software general has security features like password facility to validate users, entry validation, data secrecy feature, and data access that is user defined.

Business establishments like clinics need to cope up with the fast advancement in technology nowadays. Otherwise, they will be left behind since most business enterprises are already using such software.…

Top 10 Internet Marketing Tips for Beginners

In this article I’m going to give you 10 simple but effective internet marketing tips and also some useful resources to go along with these.

1. Make a YouTube channel

A YouTube channel is not only very easy to make but also easy to manage. According to most internet marketers, video is the future of traffic as it continues to grow at a rapid pace year after year. So if you are not into blogging yet, you may begin your internet marketing journey by opening a YouTube channel. Additionally, you can repurpose things to your blog from your YouTube channel when your blog is up and running.

2. Build social media presence

Facebook alone has over one billion active monthly users and other social media such as Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest have hundreds of millions of users as well. Social media allow you to connect with your target audience on a whole new level.

3. Create your personal blog/website

As an internet marketer, you should have a blog or website of your own. You need it because it gets you targeted traffic and allows you to build your brand. Above all, it helps people find you in search engines.

4. Keep track of your numbers

Setup Google Analytics for your blog. It will allow you to know which contents are doing well and which ones are doing poorly.

5. Email marketing

Setup email marketing campaign right before your site goes live. Start collecting emails right away. You can offer some freebies so that people are encouraged to sign up to your newsletter. There are a number of companies available on the web that offer both free and paid email marketing services to website owners. Some popular email marketing service providers are Aweber, Mailchimp, Convertkit, Constant Contact etc.

6. Start podcasting

A podcast show is just like your own little radio show. You can use various platforms to host and stream your podcast files. Sites like Apple iTunes, Libsyn, Podbean, SoundCloud etc. offer podcast hosting services. You can also use Archive.org that offers podcast hosting for free (unlimited disk space and bandwidth).

7. Content redistribution

Learn how you can repurpose your existing contents and redistribute them on sites like LinkedIn Pulse, Ezine Articles, Hub Pages, Medium and other authority sites. Also post alternative versions of your YouTube videos to other streaming sites such as Dailymotion, Vimeo etc. Turn your videos into slideshow using MS PowerPoint and then share them on SlideShare.

8. Help people solve their problems

Create accounts on Quora and Yahoo Answers. Find out questions that are related to your niche. Try to answer questions and mention your website/brand name in your answers if relevant.

9. Advertise on Facebook and Google AdWords

In most cases, Facebook advertising is cheaper than Google AdWords. Facebook also provides more in-depth ad targeting options. So try to make the most out of Facebook ad by targeting user group more precisely and effectively.

10. Outsource some of your workload

Internet marketing job actually involves …

Online Vs Offline SEO: Which Is Best for Your Business?

If you ask anyone who works in the SEO industry what optimisation means and what its purpose is, they’ll probably be able to give you a quick, if not necessarily straightforward answer. The aim is clearly to improve the status of your business website /brand on the results pages of search engines: the higher the ranking, the more likely users will be attracted to your services. Now ask those very same people how to best achieve this and the waters start to get a little muddier.

Some SEO experts favour on-page, or on-line optimisation techniques, others prefer off-page. The majority, you would hope, would recommend a combination of the two strategies. If it could just be left at that, the world would be a simpler place. However, SEO professionals don’t seem to do ‘simple’. They’ll start telling you about the importance of ‘organic’ marketing, ‘Meta tag’ settings and other weird and wonderful sounding concepts that you really ‘must’ use. Is it any wonder we mere mortals get confused? What do any of these terms actually mean? Well, hopefully after you’ve read this article the waters may become a little clearer.

On-page SEO refers to the optimisation of the pages that make up your actual business website. This is the more technical aspect of the optimisation process and refers to those factors that have an effect on website or webpage listings in natural search results: these factors are controlled by you or by the coding on your web pages. Any optimisation will focus on the keywords that make up the content or the copy on your web site. It will also look at areas like HTML coding, Meta tags, unique content, website design and layout. Essentially on-page optimisation is all about tweaking all the technical bits and bobs that lurk beneath the surface, so that both search engines and ordinary users are given the precise information they’re looking for: the better and more accurate the results, then the greater the traffic.

Offline SEO refers to the optimisation of the pages away from your website. They are referred to as ‘off-page’ because they are not controlled by you or by the coding on your website. Off-page optimisation techniques focus predominantly on areas like link building, directory and article submission, blog posting and forum posting. The purpose of offline optimisation is to maximise all the links that come off your website pages to encourage a higher placing in the search engine results.

So which is best?   

It won’t surprise you to learn that there isn’t a simple answer to this. Well, there wouldn’t be, would there? Each has its own merits and limitations. It’s all a matter of horses for courses: it depends on what your ultimate goal is and how quickly you expect to see the results.

Traditionally on-page optimisation will produce better long-term results, but these can take time.  If your business aim is to get yourself established on the likes of Google and Bing or other high-ranking search engines, then …

Why Programming Language "C" is Necessary For Mechanical Engineers

Learning computer programming is essential for engineering students these days. Various CAD and CAM softwares are to be handled by the engineers, as almost all the projects are designed with CAD software and CAM software and have a significant role in the manufacturing processes. There are many programming languages that need to be learned by the mechanical engineer students. These include FORTRAN, Matlab, C and C++ etc. How many of these may be taught to the aspirant mechanical engineers in only 8 or 10 periods allotted in the curriculum of undergraduate mechanical engineering courses? Then which language should be taught in this short duration?

Various programming languages are included in the curriculum of mechanical engineering courses. Assembly languages are taught to them to make them familiar with the hardware interface. C programming language is taught as structured programming language and is useful for developing the hardware interface applications. In the last year of the undergraduate mechanical courses C++, an objected oriented programming language is included. Which computer language should be emphasized on during this limited period?

No doubt, C language is must for all the mechanical engineer students. Matlab language used for mathematical programming was preferred since 1998 and was replaced by FORTRAN. The FORTRAN language ruined the mechanical engineering courses since 1998 and was one of the four languages for the undergraduate students of mechanical engineering. However the FORTRAN language was not capable of meeting all the needs of engineers and that was the reason the BC was introduced in the curriculum. It was learned from the experience that the student who were well versed in the programming with Malabo were not capable of handling research projects. So, in most of the academic institutions, the programming language BC was induced in the curriculum in 2003. Why “BC” was preferred over the other programming languages.

The reason is that the BC language supports 64-bit computing and adheres to the international standards that are supported by the major computing industry companies. On the other hand, Matlab is a proprietary language used in mathematical programming. Certainly the technology that is open to all is better than a proprietary of any one. Just guess the popularity of C. According to statistic shown by some reports, the language C holds the second position in Programming Community Index with 16.8 percent of the market, next to the Java, the another programming language used for E-commerce on the Internet. The Matlab is nowhere available in the index.

Why the programming language C is preferred for the mechanical engineer curriculum? The C language is much preferred language for hardware interfaces. This is the language that is used for the embedded software for the various home appliances. Did you ever realize this while changing the channels of your TV with your remote? May your wife know that she is using software written in C while using computerized washing machine or microwave oven?

I know, you want more information about the programming language C and the reason this language …

The Advent of Modern Technologies

The advent of modern technologies has undeniably brought so much comfort to the lives of people. It has supported major industries in so many ways that production has become so large scale enough to meet human needs for agricultural and industrial produces. But one drawback caused by technological advancement is overshadowed by these comforts, and that is depletion of the natural resources. Awareness has been raised regarding this condition that have lead to a revolution in the use of natural resources have been made and brought the enhancement of energy-technologies.

What are the two energy sources renewable-energy? Basically energy resource is either renewable or nonrenewable. An energy source is considered renewable resource only if it is replaced by natural processes and is replenished with the passage of time.Renewable energy on the other hand are resources with sustainable yields. Sadly,the major sources of energy that is used to manage technology are nonrenewable, meaning they can be depleted. They include gasoline, coal, natural gas, diesel, and other products derived from fossil fuels which are non-renewable. The depletion of nonrenewable energy source will be inevitable because it is not replenished. Because of this, attentions are gradually shifted to the use of renewable-energy-technologies.

Sustainable energy which is often regarded as renewable resources is the provision of energy that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. They include plant matter, solar power, wind power, wave power, geothermal power and tidal power. It usually also includes technologies that improve energy efficiency otherwise called renewable-energy-technologies.

Solar energy is a form of renewable-energy which supports technologies. Solar energy is the energy derived directly from the Sun. It is the most abundant source of energy on Earth and the fastest growing type of alternative energy. Renewable-energy-technologies through solar energy use the photovoltaic cell. It converts sunlight directly into electricity. The Sun yearly delivers more than 10,000 times the energy that humans presently consume.

Wind power is another replenishable source. It derived from uneven heating of the Earth’s surface from the Sun and the warm core. Renewable-energy-technologies supported by wind power is generated by electricity gathered via converting the rotation of turbine blades into electrical current by means of an electrical generator.

Hydropower is a very common resource used to run renewable-energy-technologies. The power is derived from the movement of water in rivers and oceans, which can be used to generate electricity using turbines, or can be used mechanically to do useful work. Another renewable source is geothermal power which is produced via directly harnessing the natural flow of heat from the ground.…

Advantages of SEO Content Writing

No matter what type of business you own, if you have an online presence through a website, then it is important to take it to the top of search engines to boost up its visibility. By having your site appear on the first page of major search engines, you can generate more web-traffic and thereby enhance the popularity of your website. Moreover, having more number of customers or visitors also implies improved brand awareness. In fact this could even mean a rise in the sales. In order to reap all these benefits, SEO copywriting can play a pivotal role. There are many advantages of SEO content writing, one out which is already mentioned above. The rest are stated below –

* It is one of the most low-cost marketing techniques that can give off huge returns. Though it may cost some money, it is definitely worth investing in.

* SEO copywriting ensures that a website gets fresh content regularly. Also when fresh content is added to your website from time to time, you are likely to get repeat visits by your customers, which further make your website searchable. Fresh and new content would also show that your site is well-maintained.

* Unique and original content writing is what the search engines look for, in order to rank a web page higher.

* Keywords play an important role in the success of a website. Web content which focuses on the keywords results in a focused website. Search engines usually give preference to websites having focused content and display them on top of the search results. Effective SEO content makes use of various keyword related techniques to get more visitors on the website.

* SEO copywriting offers information in good quantity that would tempt the visitors not just to peruse your complete content, but also to explore the other content present within your website.

* If they find your content helpful, then they would create back links by linking to your content. These backlinks would make your website more popular. In fact by hiring the services of a professional SEO content writer, you can create a good number of regular visitors who would frequently visit your website to read content regularly.

Not having an SEO friendly content in your website may cost you hard as no any major search engine would rank your website high on the search engines. In fact some of them may not even include your website in the search results. So, in order to make the most of SEO content writing, do not hesitate to invest in the professional services.…

Is Website A Product Or Service?

It might not be a threat to the never ending debate of whether egg cam first or the hen, but mystery surrounding a website’s definition is an intriguing one in itself.

Experts say website is ‘A collection of HTML and subordinate documents on the World Wide Web that are typically accessible from the same URL and residing on the same server, and form a coherent, usually interlinked whole’. Understood! Thanks for the jargons! But Dear Wikipedia is this ‘collection’ a product or a service?

One school of thought says that it is a product that a web designer manufactures and sells to the end user. Various graphic designing and coding tools are used to create this New Product.

Others argue that a website is a facility that is provided to the customer just like a salesman’s. A salesman is not a product, he provides services to the company, and so does a website. A website is simply the online representation of someone or something; there is no product involved.

Service Supporters look to win the case by presenting a witness by the name of ‘Government’. They argue that the government sees web designing as a service job, thus, service tax is applicable on it and not sales tax (which is applicable on product sales). Strong Point!

The counter punch from ‘It’s a product’ group is that developing a video game is a surely a service but the game is a product, so website designing is a service but website a product. Well played I say!

I hope you are not expecting me to conclude by giving you a definitive answer. Has anybody asking the ‘egg or hen’ question given you an answer? Then why me? I have shown you the two sides of the coin; it’s up to you to flip it and see how it lands.…

How To Kill A Website

There are various ways to kill a website just like there are various ways to skin a cat. It is basically easy, the first thing you need to do is get up enough courage to do it, which, I believe is not very easy. The faint of heart could never do such a thing that is why they end up in the gutter. They do not know enough. Nah, more likely, they do not have enough courage.

Your first kill is exhilarating, it would be like an addiction, you will always be craving for more. Sack the morality issue, the name of the game is SURVIVAL. The online world is cruel, its a jungle out there! All kinds of crime abound in the online world, from simple theft, to house breaks, and ultimately murder. Nobody gets caught because the culprits know how to cover their tracks, they are experts and proud of it.

Here are some of the things that you can do to kill YOUR website:

1. Subscribe to Link Farms and web rings, submit your site to free for all websites, link to banned websites. A decent SEO Analyst knows that linking to bad sites like link farms, web rings and free for all website is very bad and could literally mean death for your website. So there you have it, one very easy way to kill a website.

2. Give away one-way outward links. You are feeling generous, with a PageRank of 8 why wouldn’t you be? So you shout out to the whole online world that you are giving free for all one-way outward links with no “nofollow”. As the news leaks out, hundreds and maybe thousands will go to you asking for links, go on give them links, show them how generous you are. Death by hemorrhage, sure death. Before you know it, you will be needing a transfusion with all the PageRank hemorrhaging you’re doing. Will you go with a transfusion? Nope, just give it all away and before you know it, another website dead.

3. Do not update, do not submit, do nothing. Let your website be, let it be a sitting duck, just another website. It is a slow process, the first thing that you’ll lose is your visitors, next your ranking, before you know it, you will be no one, a non-entity. It might not be death but its a fate worst than death itself.

There you go, folks, three certified ways of killing your website. It does not matter if you have spent countless sleepless nights thinking about what to write nor spent hundreds and even thousands of dollars in hosting and advertising, its your money to burn. If you want to go on a killing spree, go on make more websites, optimize them, spend money on them and then kill them.

For those who love their websites, take care of them and never do any of the above.…