Building relationships with bloggers

Building relationships with bloggers


Building a relationship with a blogger is only needed if you want something from the blogger. If you do not want anything, then feel free to troll their comment section, spam their comment section, insult things they are passionate about, tear them down on their own social media profiles, and write about them negatively on other websites and social media profiles. If On the other hand you do have something you need from a blogger, then you are going to have to romance the blogger, and to put it in a USA parlance, “Blow a load of smoke up their ass.”

Why you need to “romance” bloggers

Romancing a blogger means being all nice to them so that they look upon you favorably. In an ideal world, they will look upon you favorably because you give them something they want, though many times they may look kindly upon you because you compliment/boost their already inflated ego. 

You need to romance bloggers if there is something they have that you want. You may want them to review your product or service, or may want links from them, or may want them to send traffic to you or improve your online reputation. Your reasons are your own, but there are thing they can offer and if you do not want to pay them then you have to romance them.

You want some links from some bloggers

Links from blogs may help your SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Followed backlinks will improve your search engine results standing and may produce a little direct traffic too. The trouble is that people do not often give away free links, which is why you may have to be nice to the blogger. You may also have to be nice if you want the blogger to allow you to post a guest post. A guest post means you create a blog post for free and they post it on their blog in return for a backlink to your website/blog. That is why you have to be nice to bloggers and build a relationship with them.

Some bloggers are influencers

This literally means they may sway the opinions of their followers. You may want them to do this for you so that people visit your website or your blog, or so that your online reputation improves a little. You may even want the blogger to post or comment on one of your videos or images with the hopes it will go viral. These reasons are why you need to build a relationship with a blogger. 

Being a friend is often not enough 

Acting like a friend online is one way of getting a blogger to do as you wish, but that sort of “relationship” is rare because you cannot offer the blogger anything real. You cannot visit their house, go date hunting in the park, or babysit their hamster. All you can offer is online friendship, and sometimes this type of relationship is not enough to convince a blogger to post links for you or influence people in your favor. 

Pay the blogger and you need not build a relationship

Instead of building a relationship with a blogger, you could just pay them for links, influence, etc. Even then, if you do this quite often it could be the basis of your relationship. The main benefit of this is that the blogger will prioritize you and your needs above all others (unless others are paying more), but on the downside the blogger will forget and ignore you the moment you stop paying.

Give them something in return for what you want

This is a fundamental part of your relationship with the blogger. As discussed above, you are not able to offer things in the real-world except for money. But, there are things that the blogger may want. In fact, a lot of their wants may be similar to yours. They may want cheap hosting, cheap advertising, more followers, etc. Can you create a relationship based on those mutual goals?

Tell them how you will promote your guest blog post

You can build a relationship by acting in a way that few other people do. If the blog is popular, then the blogger is going to get a lot of requests for guest posts. You can make yourself stand out from the crowd by explaining how once the blog post is online how you will then promote it. Mention how you will promote it on your own blog, website and social media profiles. Doing something as simple as this may help start a relationship with the blogger, and this is especially true if your guest post reviews more traffic than the blogger is used to seeing on guest posts.

Give them something such as comments on their blogs

You can stroke the ego of the blogger if you wish, and one way to do this is to add comments to their blog posts. If you do this quite often, then the blogger may start to recognize you and may be more amenable to hearing your requests. There is also a feeling that comments may be helpful to your SEO (Search Engine Optimization), though one cannot be sure how true that is these days.

Give them links from other websites

If you want something from them, then give them something in return. A quid pro quo is often a good way of building a relationship with the blogger. Though, there is a question of PageRank and Alexa Rank--the blogger may not feel it is a fair trade if their links are from a more highly ranked domain. 

Give them publicity on your social media profiles

This is another bargaining chip that you have. You can offer to promote their blog on your social media profiles. Such publicity does not have a massive conversion rate, but it cannot hurt the blogs publicity or its SEO.

Give them hints and tips that others cannot

If you are able to share information with the blogger in some capacity, then this may also be another bargaining chip you have in your corner. A bit of insider information may help you bond with your blogger.

Give them details of websites they can link from

They are looking for clean backlinks too, so if you want them to like you then you can offer the domain names of websites where they may build clean links to their website or blog.

Reply to their comments on their own comment sections

A blogger will often put a comment or two in his or her own blog comment section. If you want to make an impression on the blogger, then reply to their comments on their blog comment section. 

Be one of their regular and/or preferred commenters 

If you comment often enough then you may become a regular commenter that the blogger remembers. If there is a way of turning this into a preferred commenter then you should take that opportunity so that the blogger notices you and a relationship may begin.

Wrapping Up : 

With such a massive suite of apps serving as perfect instruments for you to stay entertained, the mobile age is only headed for greater growth and glory. 

About Author
Kiara Halligan is a professional blogger and writer with responsibility for emergency essays. She likes to contribute her knowledge on different subjects to everybody who needs it.

Avoiding Deadly Habits That Can Wreak Havoc on Your Digestive System

Avoiding Deadly Habits That Can Wreak Havoc on Your Digestive System

Digestive problem


The critical role the digestive system plays in our overall wellbeing can never be downplayed.

Regrettably, the digestive system also known as the gastrointestinal system- which performs the breaking down of the food we eat and converting it into the nutrients needed for energy and the support of all our body functions- is accorded less attention and importance than it deserves from us.

The alarming rate at which people(including supposedly educated medical experts) literally “vandalize” their digestive systems calls for serious concern for so many reasons.

Perhaps, the most notorious reason is the health challenges created as a corollary of a ‘vandalized’ gastrointestinal system. And they are quite a handful: cancer, liver problems, peptic ulcers, heartburn, eczema and diarrhea.

If you truly desire getting the best out of your digestive system, you have no choice than to put an immediate stop to these deadly habits


1. Avoid Compromised Foods and Beverages

One of the best ways of wreaking havoc on your digestive system is by consuming food or water/beverages contaminated with bacteria. Your digestive tract which can also be referred to as your gut is home to over 500 species and 3 pounds of bacteria.

Yes, you actually have resident bacteria in your body. But don’t start shivering or get  panicky because some of these bacteria are ‘good’ and play an important role in digesting food, regulating hormones, excreting toxins and producing vitamins and other healing compounds that keep your body healthy. Since we have ‘good’ bacteria in the digestive tract, it’s logical we also have ‘bad’ bacteria.

The bacteria found in rotten or contaminated food are predominantly ‘bad’. When you consume compromised food, the population of the ‘bad’ bacteria increases which leads to a dangerous imbalance in the digestive system’s ecosystem.

The ‘bad’ bacteria are notorious for consuming nutrients meant for our bodies like iron and B12, causing damage to the membrane of the small intestine, producing gas which causes abdominal pain and constipation, decrease proper fat absorption and excreting acids which can cause neurological problems.

2. Smoking

There’s no way of putting this in a better way: heavy smokers practically ‘vandalize’ their gut each time they smoke.

Smoking severely damages the liver which is a vital organ in your digestive system. The liver’s primary digestive roles are to process the nutrients absorbed from the small intestine for onward delivery to the bloodstream, detoxify harmful chemicals and the secretion of bile into the small intestine for fat digestion.
Once the liver stops functioning properly, your body in unable to get the energy it needs to function and becomes toxic. And naturally, your health takes a turn for the worse.


3. Avoid High The Excessive Intake of High Residue Foods

These are foods that while undergoing digestion, leave a lot of material behind for bacteria to feast on. As the bacteria feed and multiply exponentially, they start fermenting and gut issues are bound to follow.
High-residue foods are sugars that the digestive system finds difficult to digest so they end up feeding bacteria. This creates fungal overgrowth, throwing off the entire balance of the ecosystem in your digestive system.

Bloating, cramping, gas, constipation and diarrhea are some of the problems that can crop up.
Examples of high-residue foods are baked beans, wheat, cabbage, sautéed onions, dairy, sport gels, honey and fruits high in sugar alcohols and fructose such as apples, peaches and citrus fruits.
Reduce the intake of these foods as much as possible to save your gut.


4. Don’t Eat Beyond The Capacity of Your Digestive System

Generally, nutrition experts warn against eating large quantities of food at once in order not to overwhelm the digestive system.

It is recommended that foods containing giant molecules of protein which task the
digestive system should be eaten in moderation at a sitting. Foods such as meat,
eggs and beans fall into this category.

It goes without saying that overworking the digestive system all the time will
weaken your gut and reduce its overall efficiency.

5. Desist From The Overuse of Antibiotics

Antibiotics destroy both the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria in your body.

This can cause an imbalance in the ecosystem which leads to yeast overgrowth
and unchecked toxin production in the digestive tract.

Constipation, diarrhea, allergies, ulcer, blood-clotting problems and absence of gas
are some of the problems that can arise from insufficient gut bacteria.

6. Avoid an Abysmally Low-fiber Diet Regime

Consuming a diet poor in fiber can ultimately lead to a dearth of ‘good’ bacteria in your digestive ecosystem.

The ‘good’ bacteria in your stomach feed on fiber, therefore include a decent amount of fiber containing foods in your diet.

This is needed to maintain a healthy balance between the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria in your digestive tract.

7. Avoid Raw Meat and Fish

Raw meats and fishes are practically crawling with parasite, yeasts and fungus.

I’ve seen a situation where a butcher in Nigeria loaded a chunk of meat into his mouth and chewed away in a bid to convince his customers(myself inclusive) that he sells healthy meat. That guy’s killing himself bit by bit by ‘vandalizing’ his digestive system.

Stay away from raw meat and fish to save your guy.


8. Avoid Excessive Alcoholic Consumption

Alcohol is a major enemy of your digestive system for several reasons, but just three will be mentioned:
  • It disrupts your stomach’s acid-alkaline(pH) balance
  • It causes alcohol liver disease
  • It leads to obesity because it contains many calories

 There’s no better way of putting this: alcohol messes up your digestive system. It triggers your stomach to produce excessive acid which leads to an inflammation of the stomach lining.

Bleeding, heartburn, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and vomiting are some disorders that are natural corollaries of heavy drinking.

This is probably not a more notorious habit that hastens the ‘demolition’ of the digestive system than heavy drinking.

Conclusion

Truth be told, dropping off these habits by those being ‘held hostage’ by the habits takes extraordinary efforts.

Some of the very addictive habits like excessive alcoholic consumption and smoking are ways of life of many people; it will take a conscious efforts and determination from those involved to drop the habits.

But there’s no doubt avoiding these habits which can make one a regular visitor to hospitals and pharmacies, or worse still, a permanent resident of the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital, is worth it and preferable to indulging in these habits that ‘vandalize’ the digestive system.

Every worthy goal in life demands sacrifices to be made. Maintaining good digestive health- as a desirable goal- is not an exception.

How to Keep your Mobile Devices Secure While Traveling.

How to Keep your Mobile Devices Secure While Traveling



Someone once said “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” Whatever kind of trip it might be, business or personal, traveling would never be fun when gone alone. So why travel alone? Take along your cool gadgets. “The Mobile Devices” of the post PC era namely laptops, tablets, cell phones, smart phones will all keep you company, help you stay connected to family, friends and yes, of course your office even miles away from your place. But with all these sophistication the risks involved in carrying the devices around with you are too high. So what do you do to keep your device secure? Sit back and continue reading..!


There are many ways in which your device can be harmed. During travel devices are usually susceptible to physical damage, theft or even worse hacking. We will see how to handle these situations one by one.

Theft:

The most important point to remember: if a device isn't absolutely required for your trip, leave it at home. If you must bring a device with you, look into a low-cost or loaner tablet or netbook instead of taking your daily personal devices.

Before you go on your vacation always keep a backup of your data and if possible set a passcode for your device. It will buy you sometime to erase all the data from the mobile if lost. Set an idle timeout that will automatically lock the phone when not in use.

No matter what the issue is, always see to that you do not keep your mobile out of sight or out of your reach. Use the lockers in the hotel rooms if you are planning on leaving the phone at the room and ensure full security as leaving mobile devices in open places will lead to theft.

Label your device with your name and a phone number where you can be reached to make it easy to return to you if it is lost, even if the battery is dead.

In case your mobile is stolen, there are apps that you can use from a remote destination to erase all the sensitive and personal information stored on your device. It is important to take time to install device tracking and anti-theft software’s before your trip.


Hacking:

Keep all software up to date, including the operating system and installed "Apps". This helps protect the device from attack as it is a known fact that most of the malicious soft wares get installed in our phones via software updates that pop up when we use a public Wi-Fi.

Do not "jailbreak" or "root" your device. "Jail breaking" and "rooting" removes the manufacturer's protection against malware.

Create new passwords on accounts you will need to access before you leave, and change those passwords when you get back. It is advisable to use a dummy account while you travel and you can have your mails forwarded from your original account to the dummy account and use it.
Try not to use the unencrypted public Wi-Fi as hackers take just around 2 seconds to get access to your device. Even if you are tempted to use as is the case with me too, refrain from accessing critical sensitive data like credit card details. Besides avoiding connecting to unencrypted networks, turn off Wi-Fi when you're not using it.

Upon returning home, have the device reviewed for malware, unauthorized access or other corruption. Do not connect it to a trusted network until you have tested it for malware.


How gadgets are vulnerable



Whether you are travelling with a smartphone, laptop, iPad or netbook or all the above. The defense and risk against them are same basically, according to an information security principal and expert Joe Nocera “ many of the people with security concerns think that about their PC are applicable in the world of mobile. “ Mobile devices are more sophisticated and they are same themselves the same when it comes to access to passwords and email and other safe information that personal computers have done in the past.

Because these devices are so powerful and can intake much information that before and therefore the risks are increasing says an information security executive and expert Martin Hack.


How to keep your mobile device safe



Make sure the software is updated

The foremost line of defense, says Nocera is making sure whether the software is updated. Almost all of the software patches various security vulnerabilities, he says. Before every few weeks or before every trip, it’s good to check the manufacturer website to check whether the firmware or software update is available. if you find a new version, then feel free to download it.


Try strong passwords

Always remember to use some combination of numbers, letters or special characters and avoid using dictionary words. You can also use acronyms for things like restaurants, favorite songs or other things known to you. And consider changing the password frequently or at least twice a year. if you are not clear with creating your own passwords try using RoboForm, this might help you a lot.

Don’t mess the security settings

Setting in mobile phone must be very clear, don’t mess up browser security settings at any cost.


Avoid public wireless networks

Wi- Fi networks doesn’t need any password or authentication password to log in, so it can be accessed by anyone including hackers. In some case, these hackers will set up an open network to snare unsuspected people.  On the other hand, Encrypted networks are those which require a password or ID for accessing. You can find such networks at many coffee shops and hotels that offer secured Wi – Fi services.  These networks have two kinds of security – WEP and WPA. The second is preferred most and it’s secure.  Even there are risks with encrypted networks – its possible for hackers to gain access with encrypted networks at café and hotels.

Wrapping Up : 

With such a massive suite of apps serving as perfect instruments for you to stay entertained, the mobile age is only headed for greater growth and glory. 

About Author
Swetha sithick is the web developer and content writer of Rushfordeals, writes about Online shopping deals on Electronics, Fashion, Health and beauty products

6 Mobile Apps for Folks Who Seek Uninterrupted Entertainment

6 Mobile Apps for Folks Who Seek Uninterrupted Entertainment 

The ever-so-popular mobile apps have their stamp all over the digital realm that is ruled by Smartphones of the new-age capabilities and innovation degrees.

With the demand for these apps steamrolling its way into the market and into the consumer's mind, mobile app development companies are making sure their app development mills aren't having a dull day at work. There are more and more incredible apps being developed by the hour, and every fortnight we see an app being launched into the market that achieves the 'viral' status at some part of the globe. These apps can be in the form games or a mere utility, but the rate with which 'new' is becoming 'old' has meant that it takes a serious catch-up on the part of the users when installing the latest and best on their Smartphones is on the agenda.

Now, these apps have branched out to various realms, but one area that is always in the pink is entertainment and sports. The mobile apps spun around this theme have always been seized with the keenest of desires and the mobile app developers of the world have duly realized the same. And it's not just individual developers, but also major brands who have realized that they need to register their presence on the mobile phones if they wish to make a serious mark on this new, yet humongously growing mini platform.

Let's do a roundup of some such apps that are already making waves and stirring the app development market globally:


Flixster

Flixster

You must have your ears and eyes to the ground if as an enthusiastic Smartphone app user, you haven't yet been introduced to Flixster. For the movie afficionados, Flixster is the cinema haven as it is the place that lets them catch up with the movies that have been on their watchlist for the longest time and also the ones that have just made their way to the DVD/blu ray market worldwide. There are some economical costs you have to sheel out for watching the movies and there is always the accompanying Rotten Tomatoes review to be sure if the movie you are planning to watch is worthwhile in the first place. 

ZeeBox

ZeeBox

Now, you may not be spending a lot of time in front of your TV set lately. Apparently, there are some exceptionally interesting shows that you want to catch up with. For such souls, ZeeBox comes as a pure bliss. Install this app and get access to your favorite TV shows right on your Smartphone. 

Komik Reader

Komik Reader

The Smartphone age has also taken along with itself the book lovers who hardly get to practise their hobby. The Komik Reader is a mobile app that gives you acess to a remarkable large collection of interesting books that you can read right from the screen of your phone. The app is user friendly and has an amazing interface to make the reading experience absolutely amicable. 

Ingress

Ingress

Doesn't it feel like stumbling upon a treasure cove when you get your hands at a Smartphone game that you can happily dedicate your Sundays to? Ingress is exactly one of those games that keep you hooked. Created by none other than Google, Ingress lets you experience the sci fi world on your phone, and that Sci fi world is filled with adventures, mythical places and mysteries for you to decrypt and have all the fun in the world while you are at it. 

Poweramp

Poweramp

It is indeed irritating when you manage to find and download that elusive song you have been looking for from the longest time, but the music player on the phone fails to play it due to some god for saken format compatibility issues. So, ditch your music player right away and install Poweramp – the Smartphone app that plays just about every format and has a suite of options in the form of configurations and equalizers for you to choose from. 

ESPN SportsCenter


You don't want to miss the latest sporting buzz, do you? Then ESPN SportsCenter is just perfect for you. This app covers almost everything on planet earth that is 'sports'. Be it Soccer or Cricket or Baseball or any other sport for that matter,you get to know the calendars, the scores, the stats and much more right from your phone. 

Wrapping Up : 

With such a massive suite of apps serving as perfect instruments for you to stay entertained, the mobile age is only headed for greater growth and glory. 


About Author
James Wilson is a blogger cum trained Android app developer. He loves sharing details about different mobile app development tips and tricks. Currently, he is employed with Applax, a renowned mobile app development  company.

An Effective Tool For Online Marketers:Social Media

Social Media – An Effective Tool For Online Marketers

Social media allows online marketers to build reputation and brand dictatorship. Besides, as social media enables online sharing of information among people belonging to different groups, marketers can't overlook to devise a marketing strategy without considering social channels. In fact, social media has become a vital element in today's marketing mix to promote existing as well as new products.  Social Media Examiner (one of the highly coveted social media website) recently published a report detailing the  benefits that social media provides to marketers, as shown in the image below:

An Effective Tool For Online Marketers:Social Media


After reading the report provided by social media examiner I've come up 5 ways that marketers are using social networks around the world, so as to proliferate their business growth:

Mobile Optimized Blogs

Building mobile optimized blogs have become the latest fad these days. How? The maximum number of mobile users own a smartphone, with most of them using their phone as the primary source to access the web. This means in case you're running a blog – say one that is attached to your site – probably a greater number of readers are viewing your work on their smartphone. However, if the blog isn't mobile compatible your users may not be able to access your blog. 

An Effective Tool For Online Marketers:Social Media


Simply put, having a mobile-optimized blog provides your site visitors' with easier access to read and share your content with the help of social networks. 

Integrated Social Activities

Around 83% of marketers agrees that they had integrated their social activities with their traditional marketing activities. For instance, marketers are adding social media buttons or links in marketing activities so as to drive more traffic to their websites. 

An Effective Tool For Online Marketers:Social Media


What's more? 

The biggest benefit of incorporating social platforms is that you no longer need to pay for putting up ads in newspapers and yellow pages. This is because social media channels enables to share content related to your business offerings with potential customers – who might be looking for the same products and services that you are offering. 

Lastly, while traditional marketing customer services call clients to get feedback for their services, social media on the other hand, allows you to respond to client queries and questions via social platforms like Facebook and others – thereby saving a lot of your time in communicating with the customers unlike traditional marketing. 

Improved Sales

Social media helps businesses to develop lasting relationships that often give rise to sales. As per 'Social Media Examiner' report, many marketers who spend more time on social networks find great outcomes. For instance, over half of the marketers spending not less than 3 years said that it helped them improve their sales exponentially. In addition, over half of them who've spent 6 hours per week or more achieved the same results, and 74% having to spend more than 40 hours on social media platforms said that it helped them earn new business. 


You might be thinking about how social media helps augment sales. Well, one of the main components of the sales process is to understand your prospects and build long-term relationships — and social media can help you succeed in your endeavors quickly and without much hassle. 

An Effective Tool For Online Marketers:Social Media


All you need to do is to determine the most viable ways for getting connected to your prospects, which is followed by getting registered to a community and create your business profile. Last but the not the least, find and connect with friends or other people having profiles that match your target clients'. Furthermore, engage in conversation with your clients' and build relationships. 

Business Exposure

Based on social media examiner analysis, around 93% of marketers who’ve been utilizing social media marketing for at least one year or more said that it generated more business exposure. One reason behind increased business exposure could be the fact that spending more time on social media helps marketers to gain business partnerships and generate potential leads.  

An Effective Tool For Online Marketers:Social Media


Moreover, getting your business engaged in social media networks let you interact with bulk users present on those networks. However, in order to do so you are required to contribute and distribute quality content. Here are three pointers to consider how social media help expand your marketing efforts:

Build and uphold brand awareness.
Allow prospective clients to provide feedback.
Let you communicate with customers and prospects outside the sales ecosystem.

Lessens Marketing Expenses

I'm ending the post with one of the biggest reasons that prompts marketers to use social media. Social media platforms let you promote your business without a penny, rather merely by spending a few hours or let's say a week to publicize your brand, you will get to see some really amazing results. In case you opted for paid options you'll need to spend only a minimal amount. 

An Effective Tool For Online Marketers:Social Media


For example, you can make use of youtube to host a video online representing your business products and services, which even allows people to share the videos. You can even post videos or promote special offers via Twitter, Facebook or other accounts. 

To conclude, social media can is the most cost-effective tool for online marketers that lets them market their business globally. Social media examiner recently published a report stating about ways that marketers use to grow their business. On the basis of that report I've discussed 5 basic ways that explains how social media works as an effective tool for businesses. 

About Author

Claudia Jhonson's profile photoClaudia works at Magentax Ltd and reads and write about social media strategies, and how those strategies prove to be productive for businesses. 

5 effective writing tools for every blogger

5 effective writing tools for every blogger


Here are five tools that may help you write your blog. They are all handy blogging tools that help improve the quality of your writing, check for plagiarism, get a little inspiration and cheat. All of the tools are either free or very cheap to use, and all are currently reliable (at the time of writing). They help with the different aspects of writing your blog so that the job becomes a little easier and you do not have to spend as long on your blog posts.

The five Effective Tools for Blogger are

5 effective writing tools for every blogger

 

1 - Grammar Base

Some people like the tool and some find it annoying. The good part is that the developers have gone out of their way to make it so the tool finds as many mistakes as possible. This is because they are trying to sell proofreading services. All you do is copy and paste your text into the tool and click to start it. It then points out the potential mistakes both within the text and on a list on the left. The down side is that the list only tells you the name of the mistake and points it out to you if you double click on it. The tool does not give you suggestions, but if you know your English rules then you will not need the suggestions anyway. The tool allows you to see your potential mistakes, and if the user wants somebody to check the work then it can be ordered right below.

2 - Copyscape

This has a number of uses. You can check to see if the work you have just written is too close to other pieces of work. You do not want Google punishing your website because of duplicate content. It also means you can check the work of guest bloggers before you put it on your blog. You can check the pages of your blog for free around five times per day before having to pay. All you have to do for that is enter the URL of the page you want to check and it tells you if someone else has stolen your content. There is also copy sentry, which is a tool that checks your blog routinely to see if people are stealing your content, and there is the batch upload function that allows you to check a lot of files at one time without having to copy and paste into the tool.

3 - Pro Writing Aid

This website may not look like much, but it holds a very good proofreading tool that you can use for free. Just enter your content into the white space provided and click the "Improve my writing" widget. The tool is free and you do not need to sign up. It will analyze your work and then come up with suggestions to improve the errors. It then goes on to create suggestions to improve the overall quality of your work. It is quite observant of good written English and the user is able to see how his or her work may be altered to make it better.

4 - The Story Starter

This is a simple tool that you can use to help inspire you a little. All you do is enter a sentence or two into the box provided and then click to see your random story starting sentences. The results appear in the same box that you put the text in the first place. It is a nice way of giving you a little bit of inspiration for your work. The more you write then the more text you are going to have to inspire you. The text that appears is not necessarily going to be similar to the text you put into the tool. What appears is just a bit of information that may help to inspire you for your blog, on may help you come up with some changes you may apply to your work.

5 - Spin Bot

Do you have a bit of text that you want to copy from another website? You cannot copy it directly because Google will penalize your blog for duplicate content. This means you can rewrite it or spin it. The Spin Bot will spin the text for you. Like all spinbots, it is not accurate and there are going to be mistakes within the text, but a quick read-through will help you catch the mistakes and you will be able to post the content on your blog and get away with it. There is an annoying Captcha function that you need to fill when you use the tool, but the tool is free so it is difficult to genuinely complain about it. Check the sentence structure because the tool has a habit of messing it up a little to the point where it becomes obvious that it is spun text.

Why Your Social Media Failure is More than a Waste

Why Your Social Media Failure is More than a Waste

The marketing strategies were never foolproof – irrespective of whether they were carried out traditionally in the real world, or like in lieu to the more recent trends, on the Internet. And social media marketing is no exception.

Social mediaEven after investing hours and days into crafting a particular social media campaign, we might leave out some grey areas and rough spots that end up impacting the final results the most. Apparently, the slightest oversights prove to be the sledgehammer that totally renders our efforts futile.


But if failure was more of a rarity in the real and virtual world, you would have been justified sulking in one corner of your cabin, ruing the fact that you could have avoided taking that advice from your boss, or you had rather not ignored what your team member was so insistent on telling you. Fair enough, but if 'regretting' is all you have been doing since the campaign failed to take off, you are making sure the future endeavors shall follow the same fate.
The cliché goes like we should make mistakes in order to learn from them, and no matter how impulsive, haste and always-evolving the world has become, the cliché is still as relevant as it was 3 decades back

Stop Feeling Miserable

You are through with it now; your manager had his grievances heard, and so did your manger's manager. It's time to get back to the groove and continue being brave and experimental. If your gamble didn't pay off the last time, you still can't discard it  unless it was a disaster to begin with. If you believe that the stratagem you implemented was worth the risk and there is a reasoning to your belief, don't shy from trying it out again. Only this time, be sure you deliver more focus and assurance into it and tweak it for it to stand the best chance at working out for you.

But more importantly, it also depends on the kind of product you are promoting. Let's elucidate it with the following example:

  • Let's say your last client ran a TV show about wildlife and they came to you run some sort of photo contest on Facebook. So you designed a contest which asked the followers and the targeted audience of the page to click photographs of some animals that are rarely seen on the streets of any town. Apparently, you did manage to get a truckload of entries but most of them were of pictures of stray dogs, cats, or best, mules. Apparently the campaign was a disaster since you can't advertise the entries on the web citing the 'success' of the campaign. The campaign did bring 'Likes' to the page, but those were the likes by people who care a hot about wildlife or the TV show. They only participated and sent the pictures of their pets in order to stand a chance of winning the contest.

  • Now, you got hold of a real estate client that wants to enhance its presence across the web. You are tempted to run a similar campaign, based on which you will ask the participants to click a picture of some really interesting and creative rooms or corners of their house and share the same with you. but for the lack of results that it brought, you are advised against it. That said, here is the difference: finding rare animals in town is, well, rare. The concept was flawed its basic premises. However, when you are asking the participants to send across the pictures of their homes, you are indeed inviting many entries a large chunk of which has a good probability of being interesting enough. Essentially, there is a practicability to the contest designed for homes as compared to the same kind of contest for wildlife. And this is where it clicks into the top gear.
There is a Silver Lining That You Have Not Been Paying Attention to



As elucidated above, you have perhaps ignored that even withing the disastrous campaign that you ran, there are some elements that are worth reconsidering and re implementing – may be with just a few minor tweaks. With your lessons learnt – without the sense of regret and fear – it's time for the digital marketeer in you to launch the Version 2.0 of himself. 


    
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Sarah Parker is a blogger & WordPress developer. She loves writing information-rich blogs on markup conversion services. Currently, she is employed with Designs2HTML Ltd. a leading markup conversion services company .

Effective Strategies and Tools for Online Research

Effective Strategies and Tools for Online Research


The Internet provides us with plethora of sources we can use for any project that we have to complete, but do we know how to use them effectively? Online writers have to rely on the Internet as the most important tool that helps them do their job. When writing an article, the first stage of the process is an extensive research through online resources.
Before the Internet came part of our daily life, the term research had a whole other meaning. It meant spending days in the library and going through boring catalogues to find the information we needed. Now that everything is made much easier, it would be a shame not to use the entire potential of the online resources.

How to conduct an effective online research and what tools to use

If you want to become a better online writer, then you first need to improve your researching skills. You will deal with that task easily by following these steps:

1. Know what type of information you need

The first important thing you need to do is realize what information you need for your project. Does it need to be supported by scientific facts or it needs to be more subjective? Decide on this aspect in order to narrow down your search to the right sources.
If you need verifiable facts, then you should search for authoritative websites of organizations that publish such information. If you need subjective information, you will find it in reviews, sites, blogs, forums, online articles, and similar publications.

2. Don’t limit your search to a single term

Begin your online adventure with a broad term and then start narrowing it down to find more specific information. You should also use various search engines for that purpose, such as Google Scholar, Google Books, and others. Wikipedia is underestimated as a source of referencing, but it does provide valuable facts that you can use in your texts.                           

3. Document the resources

You should always create lists of the relevant resources you find. This will help you locate them easily when you need them later on. The best tool to use for the purpose of documenting is Evernote.

4. Determine which sources are useful for your project

At the first stage of the research process, you needed to document the interesting information you found, but you won’t use all those resources in your article. At this point, you should examine each source and decide whether or not you will use it to support your discussion.
If you don’t end up with enough sources or the topic you are working on requires more knowledge that cannot be limited to online research, then you will benefit a lot from the professional writers at different essay writing services. At this website, you can hire an expert with a graduate degree from the relevant field of study, so completing reliable content won’t be a problem even if you don’t have the needed knowledge to cover the topic with high professionalism.

5. Start outlining and writing the article

Now that you have invested serious efforts into the research phase, it will be much easier to write a high-quality post that will attract many readers with its reliability. Make sure to link directly to the used sources or reference them properly in the final version of your article. At this stage of the process, you can get great writing tips from Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab.

Great articles don’t come without a thorough research

Being an exceptional online writer demands extreme dedication and a lot of time spent in research before you come up with great content to publish. Luckily, you have the Internet to provide you with the sources you need; all you have to do is focus and start using its full potential. The tools we mentioned above will help you get the most of the online research you are conducting and get to the right resources for all your posts.

    
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Melissa is a professional writer and editor. Now she is an editor at EssayMinions.com. She wants to become a famous writer and emit her own book..