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Specialty Conferencing Apps for Associations

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An association’s lifeblood is its membership. Without its membership, associations would cease to exist. One of the most important functions of an association is communications, both up and down the organizational structure. The national headquarters has a need to communicate to its state and local chapters and to its members, and the members need to communicate back up to the chapters and national headquarters. One of the best forms of communication is through conference calls, including audio, web and video conferencing. Over the last decade, several specialty apps have been developed using conferencing services to accomplish associations’ goals, enhance the quality of communication to its membership, generate new revenues and reduce costs. Here are six specialty conferencing apps that associations can deploy now.

Administrative Meetings. Associations can utilize plain old audio conferencing to hold administrative meetings up and down the association hierarchy. The national headquarters can hold conference calls with the state and local chapters and all of the organizational levels can hold conference calls with the membership. These calls can be recorded and saved for later playback by conferees, who missed the call or by participants that just want to replay the call for specific references. One new feature with the saved recordings is that a link to the recording can be sent out to the moderator of each call in the post conference report email. When the link is clicked, the audio recording is automatically replayed, either on a desktop or mobile device. The moderator can share the email with the link to all of the conferees of the call so that anyone can listen to an instant playback of the meeting at any time. Operators from the conference service can also be utilized in these administrative conference calls to implement Question & Answer sessions and polling.

Individual Billing. Conference service providers typically send out a monthly invoice for all of the conference calls to the moderator or the accountant that pays the bills for the association. However, some of these conference calls, such as lobbying calls, can be composed of conferees that are from other associations, which can cause a problem for the moderator, who set up the conference call. This moderator would get the one invoice for the call and then would have to either pick up the cost for the entire call or divide up the costs of each other participant association and collect from each of them. This is time- consuming and a royal pain in the shorts. One new app for associations and other non-profit organizations is called individual billing. With this new app, the service provider can divide up the invoice, based upon the total minutes spent on the conference call by each organization. Then the service provider can send out the specific individual bills and collect from each organization. This completely eliminates the need for any association staff to waste their time dividing up bills, billing and collecting them.

Sub Conferencing. Sub conferencing is an operator assisted function that allows the operator to divide the main call into sub groups that can be partitioned into separate conference calls. After the sub groups have finished their specific business, they can ring the operator, who can then put them all back into the main conference call. An example would be a national association that would begin the large conference call with all of the participants from the entire United States. When the moderator of the call was ready, the operator would be summoned and then the call would be divided up into four sub groups, one subgroup for each section of the country. After the subgroups have finished conducting their regional business, then the operator would rejoin the subgroups back into one large call again. Sub conferencing is a feature or app that needs to be scheduled in advance with the service provider so that an operator will be available and knowledgeable to handle the call.

Continuing Education. Many professional associations have a requirement to provide continuing education in the profession that they represent. In addition, many of these professionals are required to take so many continuing education classes each year to meet their continued certification in the industries that they work. Initially, these classes were held in person, which required time and travel. Next, these classed started being help via conference calls. As conferencing technology developed, these classes have now moved to the Internet and are utilizing web and video conferencing. Typically, associations have to develop the curriculum content, do all of the marketing and promotion, take all of the registrations, hold the webinar,send out the invoices, collect the monies for the courses and then send out the certificates that verify the course completions. One of the new conferencing apps, developed by conference service providers, allows for the association to focus entirely on the content of the course and who will teach the class, and allow the service provider to do all of the registrations, marketing, sending out the collateral materials, conduct the webinar with professional operators supervising the class, collecting all of the monies and sending out the course certificates. At the conclusion of the webinar, the service provider would provide a billing summary to the association along with a check for the difference between the total revenue for the class minus the costs of the service provider. Every webinar should be a revenue generator for the association.

Market Research. Another app developed by service providers over the past decade is focus group interviews conducted via audio or video conferencing. In the past, focus groups were conducted in person and involved renting a facility and travel expense required to get to and from the event, both for the moderators and possibly for the research subjects. With the advent of conferencing technology, these focus groups can now be accomplished by using audio or video conferencing services, which greatly reduces facilities rental and eliminates travel expenses. These sessions can be recorded and taped for future playback by the researchers.

Affinity Programs. Affinity programs are designed to give certain associations an additional source of income. Many associations generate additional revenues by providing and selling products and services to their membership. Some conferencing providers have established affinity programs that allow the service provider to market conferencing services to the association’s membership. Basically, the association gives the service provider permission to market its services to the membership and assists in promoting the services through the association’s publications and communications to the membership. The service provider then develops the program materials, markets its services to the membership at a discount and then remits a monthly royalty to the association headquarters based upon the revenue generated by the program. An affinity program can provide a serious influx of new revenue to an association, providing that the membership be an appropriate user of conferencing services.

There you have them, six apps that have been developed for associations to assist them in accomplishing their objectives, generate new revenues and cut their costs.

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Amazon Is All Set To Unsettle The Call Center Outsourcing Industry

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After creating a niche in the retail industry, Amazon is all set to occupy the call center industry. This is certainly a big threat for the businesses in this industry, as Amazon is known for its capability of assessing the target market and coming up with groundbreaking solutions that are armed to swing competitors. Founded in the year 1994 by Jeff Bezos in Seattle, Washington, Amazon is a leading E-commerce and cloud computing company. The main factor that distinguishes this organization from its competitors is how it has strategically acquired a huge share of the international retail market. If you assess the brand’s logo then you can see there is a smiley shaped pointer that points from A to Z. This logo signifies that Amazon is happy to serve you with anything and everything you need, from A to Z. Amazon is one amongst the biggest beneficiaries of the internet business boom and will soon revolutionize the call center industry.

Cloud-Based Tools

According to reports, the multinational enterprise is developing a cloud-based tool that can be sold to commercial organizations. This tool can be used by enterprises for managing customer care and for providing customers dynamic assistance. It is anticipated that Amazon’s digital assistance tool will answer customer’s queries via phone call as well as text messages. Now, this is a big threat for call center outsourcing service providers, as this technology will abolish the need for call center outsourcing services. Apart from this, this technology will drastically affect employment in the outsourcing industry, as digital assistance and chatbots will reduce the need for human work resources. Amazon is bringing chatbot Lex along with a text-to-speech program, Polly to life and this will certainly revolutionize the business process outsourcing domain.

Amazon’s debut in the call center industry is certainly a threat to outsourcing service providers. However, most giants in the domain are already making preparations to deal with this challenge. A concoction of new age technology and prolific client engagement model can surely save customer service businesses that may dwindle due to Amazon’s cloud-based tools. According to experts, the business magnate’s presence in the call center industry can be trailblazing and it may set a new standard for service quality. Digitally administered call centers can change the façade of the customer service industry and will immensely help businesses. In any case, human efficiency in catering to customer’s needs shouldn’t be neglected, as human touch is an intrinsic part of the customer service domain.

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Put A Stop To Unsolicited Text Messages and Calls For Mobile Phones

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With the onslaught of unsolicited, nuisance and silent calls to our home and office phones, we are now receiving spam text messages (SMS) about claiming compensation for the motor accident we didn’t have, reclaiming PPI for bank loans we never opened and of course the unwanted phone calls trying to sell us something like a phone upgrade from a telecoms network we don’t use.

The large companies behind these unsolicited text messages don’t actually have your mobile number on record. They use a very clever and complex software program that randomly creates millions of mobile numbers every few minutes and that software will in turn send a text message to all the numbers it generates. Of course, some get through and some don’t.

If you reply to them with the word STOP then that confirms to the sender that your mobile number is a live one and more often than not, you will receive even more text messages and they will add your number to their database and more often than not, they will sell that database on to other providers to further increase their profits.

There are two or even three steps you can take to stop these unwanted text messages and calls.

Firstly, DO NOT reply to them ever. Don’t even send the word STOP. Just ignore them and delete them and chances are, you won’t ever hear from them again.

Secondly, you can forward the SMS to your network provider on 7726. All network providers use the same contact number and this number can be easily remembered as they are the numbers on your telephone keypad that spell out the word SPAM.

Thirdly, some smart phone apps are available to combat these annoying SMS messages and calls. These apps will block calls & messages but you will need to check with your relevant phone supplier if they have an app available and if they charge for it.

Your help to combat these unwanted and irrelevant text messages will help all mobile phone users throughout the country. It’s quick and easy to report these problem companies and if you can do your little bit to help, the mobile phone population will be grateful for your support.

The more we report these scam companies, the quicker they will learn and hopefully put a stop to these messages once and for all.

Hopefully, one day in the future, all mobile phones will have a built in phone number blocker which will be a great relief to every mobile owner.

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Filestream Corruption in SQL – A Phenomenal SQL Database Recovery Solution!

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The process of storing and managing unstructured data was poor, prior to SQL Server 2008 release.

Earlier Approaches of Storing Unstructured Data

Before the release of SQL 2008, there were two approaches of storing unstructured data. One approach was of storing data in a VARBINARY or IMAGE column. This had transactional consistency and also reduced data managing complexities, but it was performance wise. The other approach was to store unstructured data as disk files and to store the file location in the table along with some structured data linked to it. This approach was good in terms of performance, but did not ensure transactional consistency.

FILESTREAM Feature – Efficient Storage of Unstructured Data

FILESTREAM feature was introduced with SQL Server 2008 for storing and managing unstructured data efficiently. This feature allows storing of BLOB data (like word documents, music file, image files, videos etc) in the NTFS file system. It ensures transactional consistency between the unstructured data (stored in NTFS) and the structured data (stored in table).

FILESTREAM Corruption – Error 7904

Sometimes, when you try to restore MS SQL 2008 database (MDF files) from transaction log backups, database gets damaged. You fail to perform restoration and thus MDF files become inaccessible resulting in data loss. Under such problem, you might encounter the error: “FILESTREAM corruption – missing files, error 7904.” At that time, if you want to regain access of your mission critical MDF files, you must perform SQL database recovery process using an appropriate MDF File Recovery solution.

Original Database Might Not Be Corrupted

The database corrupted when you tried to restore the database from transaction log backups but the original database, from which the backup of transaction was taken, do not damages in most of the cases. In most of these cases, corruption happens on the database that was restored from a sequence of backup logs. The original database might not corrupt. “7904 16 2 Table error: The FILESTRWEAM file for “FileID” was not found.” You can get back your valuable data using a fine SQL Database Recovery Solution to recover corrupt SQL database contents from corrupt MDF files.

A Phenomenal SQL Database Recovery Solution

SysTools SQL Recovery tool is perhaps the easiest and most efficient SQL database recovery tools available around. This MDF file recovery software performs an extensive scan of damaged databases to recover all database items like tables, reports, forms, triggers, stored procedures, etc. If you choose to repair SQL DB and recover corrupt SQL database using SysTools SQL Recovery tool then you will be gifted with a very simple interface which won’t require you to have any prior technical skills to execute the SQL recovery process. The software also has a read-only nature which helps to regain original contents of SQL database. In short, SysTools SQL Recovery software is a phenomenal SQL Database Recovery Solution.

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DreamHost VPS and Dedicated Servers Hosting Services

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Are you considering hosting your new website or blog with a reliable web hosting company? DreamHost VPS, Dreampress 2 and the DreamHost Dedicated Servers hosting services can help give your site the security, speed and ease it deserves. The kind of company that hosts your website has a way of determining how far your site is able to compete with the big shots and how much traffic and money you get in the long run. With DreamHost, your site is sure to compete favorably with the big shots on the internet.

Located in Brea, California, DreamHost was founded by Josh Jones, Sage Weil, Dallas Bethune and Michael Rodriguez. The company was launched in 1996 and has remained a very good and reliable web hosting service provider for developers and entrepreneurs ever since. With three data centers in downtown LA, Ashburn (Virginia) and Irvine (California) in the United States of America, and with a cloud computing platform, the issue of speed and data security are handled effectively.

This company has had to struggle with some vital issues in the past. One of those issues was the server downtime of 2006 which resulted from two outages at their data centers, and the second was the hacking of their site in 2007 which resulted in about 700 websites accounts and FTP accounts belonging to about 3500 sites being compromised. However, DreamHost seems to have put the past solidly behind them and are now providing quality, uninterrupted services to their customers. They have won the PC Mag’s Best Web Hosting Service for the second year in a row. They’ve been hosting over 1,500,000 websites since 1997.

Why Choose DreamHost VPS and Dedicated Servers Hosting?

DreamHost has four major packages which include Shared Hosting, DreamHost VPS hosting, DreamHost Dedicated Server hosting services, and DreamPress 2 Hosting mainly for WordPress websites and blogs. Let’s briefly take a look at the four different hosting packages available for you as a webmaster.

Shared Hosting: $7.95

DreamHost shared hosting starts at $7.95 monthly (if billed triennially). It has the following features:

  • Unlimited bandwidth per month
  • Unlimited disk space
  • 1 free domain
  • Hosted on Solid State Drives (SSDs)
  • Unlimited domains hosting
  • Unlimited MySQL 5 databases
  • Unlimited e-mail accounts
  • Debian Linux operating system
  • 97 Day money back Guarantee

DreamHost VPS: $15 to $120

The DreamHost VPS DreamVPS hosting cost from $15 to $200 monthly. The VPS hosting package is good for e-commerce, Business, developers, and designers. The package comes with some important features amongst which are:

  • Custom Built Control Panel
  • Scalable Up to 8GB of RAM
  • From 30GB to 240GB SSD storage
  • Unlimited SSH/SFTP/FTP/Full shell users
  • Unlimited MySQL 5 databases
  • Unlimited domains hosting
  • Unlimited e-mail accounts
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Debian Linux operating system

DreamHost Dedicated Server hosting: $109 to $249

The DreamHost dedicated server hosting contain six packages, and they include the following:

  • New Moon 2: $109 monthly. The features include 2GB RAM, 500GB Disk, and Desktop grade CPU.
  • Half Moon 2: $129 monthly. The features are 2GB RAM, 500GB disk space, and Server grade CPU.
  • Half Moon 4: $139 monthly. It comes with the following features: 4GB RAM, 500GB Disk space, and Server grade CPU.
  • Blue Moon 4: $169 monthly. Its features include 4GB RAM, 500GB Disk space, 1 RAID, and Server grade CPU
  • Blue Moon 8: $209 monthly. It comes with the following features: 8GB RAM, 1TB Disk space, 1 RAID, and Server grade CPU
  • Blue Moon 16: $249 monthly. Its features are 16GB RAM, 1TB Disk space, 1 RAID, and Server grade CPU

Apart from the individual packages listed above, all dedicated server hosting packages have the features listed for the VPS hosting above. Get quality hosting for your site right now by subscribing to one of the dedicated server hosting packages.

DreamPress 2 (Managed WordPress Hosting): $16.95

The DreamPress 2 is a package that is specifically meant for hosting WordPress blogs or websites. And it is the fastest and most reliable way to do so. It goes for $16. The features of this package are:

  • Hosted on Virtual private Servers (VPS)
  • Optimized WordPress Installation
  • 30GB of SSDs storage
  • PHP 5.6 with OPcache and Optional HHVM
  • Automatic WordPress Install and Core Updates
  • Use any WordPress Theme or Plugin
  • 24/7 WordPress Ninja Support.

More DreamHost Features

Easy to navigate control panel: DreamHost VPS and Dedicated server hosting or any other of their hosting packages have a control panel that is easy to navigate by users, making it quite easy to configure and review options to your service, and also manage your hosting account without any problem.

Automatic Updates: In order to protect you from all forms of security risks, DreamHost uses the latest stable version of WordPress to keep your sites up to date.

Unlimited E-mails: You can create as many email addresses as you wish for your account. You can also use their new atmail web client to access and read your emails.

Rock-Solid security: DreamHost makes your website/blog security is a matter of top priority. They employ a WordPress-specific firewall to block brute-force attack and other forms of vulnerabilities.

eCommerce-Ready: DreamPress 2 offers you a private IP address. A combination of the private IP address, free Let’s Encrypt certificate, and the eCommerce plugin makes your site ready for eCommerce.

Easy Installation: DreamHost has a quick installation of packages like WordPress, Joomla, eCommerce, Moodle, Wikis, phpBB, Drupal and user forums.

Excellent Bandwidth: There is always enough bandwidth to handle the traffic spike from your site whenever you run a giveaway or contest.

My take:

DreamHost has reliable and robust packages. DreamHost VPS, DreamPress 2 and the DreamHost dedicated Servers hosting are all trusted and able to deliver on a promise. The packages are good for developers and businessmen. Support is great and available 24/7 except for the fact that telephone support is lacking. I would advise you to also do a bit of comparison with other reviews before making your purchase. Nevertheless, if you chose to go for their package, visit their site and get more detailed information regarding their products.

Pros

  • Several hosting packages to choose from.
  • A free 2-week trial.
  • Unlimited domains per hosting plan.
  • 97-day money back guarantee.

Cons

  • Hosting packages are a little expensive.
  • Support is slow to respond to tickets.
  • cPanel is a bit difficult to understand.
  • No phone support

DreamHost Affiliate Program

Apart from the DreamHost VPS, DreamPress 2 and the DreamHost Dedicated Server hosting, there are special programs that Dreamhost prepares for those who are interested in leveraging their services to make money. They allow you to join their affiliate program for free and make money as you refer customers to them. You make $97 if you refer a customer per month (if they pay for DreamHost Dedicated Server hosting). If you can continue with that for a full year, you earn a total of $1,164. You don’t have to own a hosting account before participating in the affiliate program.

However, if the customer buys a Shared hosting plan, you earn a one-time payment of $30. The VPS also earns you $30 while the DreamPress 2 earns you $50. Note that the recurrent affiliate payment has been stopped since February 16, 2016. For the affiliate to be qualified for payment, the referred customer must maintain an active account for the free trial period and /or money-back guarantee periods applicable. If the customer cancels his hosting plan, receives a refund or becomes suspended, the affiliate loses his affiliate reward. You will be paid after the 97-day holding period.

Once you are registered for their affiliate program, they will give you promotional materials like banners, affiliate links, etc which you will place on your website/blog. If any of your site visitors clicks on the links to purchase a hosting package, you will be paid a commission because the sales came via your site.

It is quite easy to make sales by telling your site users about the DreamHost VPS service or the DreamHost Dedicated Servers hosting, all because a lot of people are looking for where to get those services online. Since DreamHost is a trusted web hosting service provider, it is easier to convince your readers to visit and buy hosting packages from their site.

The cookies life is just 30 days; and in the situation where the customer clicks on multiple referral links, the credits goes to the affiliate whose link was last clicked before making the purchase. Join the DreamHost affiliate program today and begin to earn substantial passive incomes.

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In The Hands Of A Good Enterprise Hosting

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Putting up an online business is no joke. You’ll invest your money and time on it so you have to be careful not to fail. Most online business wannabes have this problem. They just dive head-on without even learning what needs to be done. They start selling without even learning the rules of the trade. How can they entice the customers to buy their product? How will they drive customers to their website? Just because you have a nice capital for your online business, doesn’t mean you can just take for granted the factors that you need to consider.

First things first, you need to be sure that your website is accessible and running. Ideally, the homepage should open fast when someone clicks it. A lot of websites these days have so many scripts on the homepage that it takes more than 5 minutes to even open. This is detrimental to passing customers, especially those who are impatient that they wouldn’t waste their time waiting for your page to load.

When I was introduced to enterprise hosting, I fell in love with it. Why? This service streamlines elements from various vendors and deals with tough hosting needs. Enterprise hosting deals with your networking needs and monitors and maintains your network applications. It ensures that everything is working out smoothly.

When you have a business, your topmost concern is to be ahead of your competition. With enterprise hosting, you are delivered high quality online business applications in the field. Security, fast recovery, smooth performance… these are just some of the features that an ideal web hosting can give you. Customer service is also given to valued customers. Enterprise hosting employs professional staff to take care of customer concerns. Businesses require quality services that are affordable. And this is where it really shines. Just see to it that your hosting provider is available to assist you whenever you need help. Enterprise hosting is in demand in most business industries when it comes to web hosting.

Bottom line is, if you have a fast and dependable web hosting solution, your business applications will run smoothly. You won’t need to worry about security and you will have someone to assist you with your concerns. Isn’t that a great deal? If you love your business, you’ll do whatever it takes right? Now that you already have an idea how enterprise hosting works, why don’t you try one now and see for yourself. Be amazed with the results!

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Serverless Computing: The Future of Cloud Infrastructure

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Ever heard of Server less computing? If you haven’t you should know that it is the new buzz word in IT. The term ‘Server less Computing’ speaks about a form of deployment where the server is abstracted away. This does not mean that there are no servers, it’s just that you don’t have to provision the servers by yourself. It’s a modern way of hosting applications and services on infrastructure which is not managed by the end users. In server less computing, resources are provisioned on cloud only when a specific event occurs. Resources are no longer assigned only to stay idle until called upon. In some cases, server less infra can free your business from the overheads of maintaining infra, upgrades and provisioning servers.

Time spent in configuring the cloud infrastructure for scalability is also reduced as server less computing promises faster delivery and highly reliable software solutions. Server less computing is a form of cloud computing, but in this case the Cloud Services Provider manages the provisioning of resources on run time basis rather than planning storage capacity in advance, and consumers just have to pay for what they use instead of buying blocks of storage in advance. It is much more granular, and thus more cost-effective as compared to the traditional cloud module. Applications may seem to be ‘server less’ as server management, maintenance as well as capacity planning are completely hidden from the end users. The normalization of server less computing is a major hop towards spreading the capability to perform complex tasks without the need of expensive hardware. brands going from atlas Sian to vogue have made the jump to server less figuring, according to a presentation named ‘The State of Server less Computing’ by Amazon Web Services.

Let’s see what server less computing means on a technical level? It’s a process where developers can assemble services from small functions, these functions are building blocks of code. The small code blocks can be executed in response to particular request call.These functions are sometimes-infrequent app components, triggered when needed by catalysts. This data is stored in a distinct environment that synchronizes with the active production environment.

Why is Server less computing essential as a paradigm?

Server less computing is an evolution of the micro services approach to architecting applications and software’s. The idea behind this is to let the Cloud Service Provider’s manage the fundamental compute infra and let developers focus only on the functionality that needs to be delivered. Here are some advantages:

• Ideal for event-driven scenarios: The traditional auto-scaling feature can have critical warm-up times for clusters and scaling, both during up-scaling and down-scaling and it is also possible that it may not be in continuation. Server less is a perfect computing model when it comes to execution of small blocks of code aka functions as they turn out to be the response to event triggers and you pay only for the fractional resource times that you actually consumed. Thus, saving a lot of expenses. Server less computing is optimal for event-driven architectures for example the Internet of Things scenarios.

• Assemble low-cost micro services architecture: By going server less, a lot of cloud computing functions can be executed simultaneously. These functions are independent of each other in response to the event mirroring concurrently in the execution. The smaller blocks of code set up in server less computing are easy to manage and the testing becomes easy too. The various functions in the cloud environment can themselves expose clean, Representational State Transfer (RESTful) interfaces to work with more such functions of an app. Software developers can swiftly put together an architecture mirroring micro services by deploying several cloud functions that work together. Most leading platform developers are implementing this strategy to deploy software in a cost-effective way.

Despite these advantages, there are some limitations in the server less environment. A restriction on the size of code is found and which when deployed supports only a few programming languages. Typical code blocks and monolithic i.e. single-tiered software application architectures, should also be avoided. Another limitation being that developers should be highly disciplined in the way they are using server less computing.

Big savings with Server less infra

Server less paradigm helps cut on a lot of cost. About 60 per cent cost saving is achieved along with considerably lower administrative efforts. This calculation is based on an e-Commerce app using Lambda by Amazon Web Services which is a Function as a service model, versus hosting the app on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) by Amazon Web Service and instances in a high availability architecture were calculated on hourly basis. Server less computing is all set to rise as interest and adoption grow. Various tools to manage multiple kinds of functions and compound service incorporation are evolving using server less computing.

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7 Internet Marketing Tricks to Help Boost Profits

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Running your own Internet-based business can be a difficult, and daunting task. It will test every ounce of your creativity and stamina. It will push you to the edge and make you wander if that 9 to 5 wasn’t such a bad thing after all.

It may be tough, but at the end of a long day you know deep down that it definitely worth it. Being your own boss and determining the outcome of your life is definitely worth it.

The following 7 tips are just a few ideas to help you get started and keep you going on your journey as an internet marketer.

Take a look at how you can earn money as an Internet marketer!

1. Track your Ads

You need some sort of tracking in place to be able to see how your ads are doing. Most any advertising services, like Google Adwords, will have this in place. By using split testing you can compare two slightly different versions of the same ad to see what does best.

2. Sell Content

An easy way to produce income online as an internet marketer is to sell content. Content can can be almost anything, from simple ebooks to complex graphics. Finding sources to have these things made is simply a search away.

3. Submitting Articles to Directories

One of the biggest parts of being an internet marketer is generating traffic to your site. (see link at the bottom of the page for list of directories) Article marketing is a major part of that traffic generation. Submitting the articles to directories will definitely help by getting those much needed backlinks and help improve search engine rankings.

4. Submitting Your Site to Link Directories

Another traffic generating idea is to submit your site to link directories (see link at the bottom of the page for list of directories). When you submit to link directories, you are usually able to include a description and your keywords to help your rankings.

5. Repeat What Works

The marketing business is a trial and error business. Find what works and stick with it!

Keep analyzing and discover what isn’t working and stop doing it. The definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting different results.

6. AdWords

– Boosting Your Click-Through Rate

One quick way to help improve your CTR (click-through-rate), is to use the main keyword in your headline of your AdWords ad. This will cause the keyword to be bolded in the headline and when it is searched for and help increase the chances of being clicked.

– Use the Right Headline

Once you are tracking your ads, you will need to start testing your results. The best way to find out how well a campaign is working is to split test an ad with small changes.

7. Affiliate Products

A great way to generate additional income besides selling your own products is by selling affiliate products. Great affiliate products are easy to find and the numbers of products are growing everyday.

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Top Link Directories: http://www.strongestlinks.com/directories.php

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Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Through Google Traffic

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The least mentioned “Secret” of Affiliate Marketing Success is you, because no one else determines your level of Accomplishment. Making Money online may prove a little more challenging than is often suggested with some Affiliate Marketing Programs, leading to misdirection resulting in failure as a result of the wrong Mind Set. Another so called “Secret” is Search Engine Optimization or SEO, which usually send shivers down the spine of many a newbie and with good reason. But Getting Google Traffic through SEO and Keyword Placement is the undisputed champion of High Quality Traffic, and it’s as simple as telling Google what your Blog is about.

The Basic Most Important part of SEO – Search Engine optimization and Blogging is nothing more than a series of Objective Steps toward a Primary Goal, driving Google Traffic to your Site or Video. With Video Ranking for instance, you simply include the Search Phrase you wish to Rank for (The Audience You’re Targeting) at least twice within the first 160 Characters of the Video, Blog or Blog Post Description.

The most important part of getting recognized by Google, be it Video or your Blog comes down to Heading and Description. The first 160 Characters of any Description, Blog Post Body and even Meta Description determines the direction your work will take. Focusing on H1, H2, H3, and H4 Headers with regard to Titles and Headings you want to always keep within 15 – 65 Characters, also counting spaces. The same goes for Image Title or Alt Attribute.

Identifying the H1 Heading – May sometimes also be a Post or Blog Page Title but this usually refer to the Blog, Site or Video Title. The H1 Heading is where you include the Primary Search Phrases you wish your Site or Video to Rank for in Google within 15 – 65 Characters. It is important to preferably keep the H1 Heading within 60 Characters, because the H1 Heading will appear at the top in Google Search Result pages. Make the H1 Heading both Easy to Read and to Remember.

Identifying the H2 Heading – This is usually the Blog Post Title and once again the desired Search Phrases and Keywords need to populate this Heading. Numbers play a huge role with H2 Headings, and strangely enough uneven numbers have a more striking effect, combine this with a “Reason Why” kind of suggestion and you have a winner H2 Heading.

Identifying the H3 Header – Post Titles often also make up the H3 Header, along with Widget Descriptions within the Blog Side Bar. When you use the Text Widget to load HTML code, then the “Alt=” Attribute usually appear as an H3 Header.

A Blog post Title also appears as an H3 Header when you use an SEO Plugin like “All in One SEO Tools” and your Blog Post Title appears after the forward slash (/) to the Primary Domain. Using an SEO Plugin will allow you to submit all your individual pages, posts, tags and categories as individual site maps.

Identifying the H4 Header – This can be defined as something like the Tagline to you Blog Title Tag or H1 header. A Logo image is also often accepted as an H4 header within certain Plugins which may display a logo icon.

Add Descriptions to Tags and Categories – When you open your Posts from within the WordPress C-Panel, the drop down menu provide you with the option “Tags” and “Categories“. This is where you add descriptions to the tags and categories, keeping the description within 160 Characters while including keyword search phrases within context.

In fact any Description, Tag Line, Title, Category, Header or single Tag must contain the keywords within context because that’s what Google is looking for. Just a bunch of keywords crammed together in a desperate attempt to Rank faster will just result in the opposite, as sites with better content and keyword placement will Rank above you.

The Site Map Description – Your Blog Site Map is extremely important, and for this you simply install the Plugin “Google XML Site Maps”. This Plugin will share an updated your Blog Site Map to the Google Search Console each time you make changes, but the changes may take a while (Normally 2 – 3 Weeks) to show up in Search Results.

It is however important to manually check for the Site Map Acceptance from inside the Google Search Console, even with the Google Site Maps Plugin Activated. There may be times when certain errors occur with your Blog Site Map inside Google, which means Google cannot find your Blog.

You have to then test the site map with the tools provided from within the Google Search Console, fix the errors found from inside your Blog C-Panel and test the Site Map again. When the results return with Zero errors found, you simply delete the old site map and upload the new site map.

Accessing the Google Search Console you will need a Google account, as with all the Free Tools Google gives you and it’s a Lot. You simply need to look in the right places and then take your time getting to know how to use the tools. Simple Search your Browser (Preferably Chrome) for the search phrase “Google Search Console” and simply follow the instructions after opening the link on the search result page.

The Blog Site Map is what Search Engine Spiders use to Crawl your Blog so it can be categorized correctly, sending the right visitors your way. This is why the presence of Keywords and Search Phrases are so important throughout all content on your Blog, just the right ones in the right positions.

It’s all about Direction and Precision with Search Engine Optimization because it’s a Numbers Game, but nothing on Earth equals the Volume of Quality Traffic from Search Engines. Google alone processes over 40,000 Search queries every Second and over 3.5 Billion per Day. Adding all other Major Search Engines like Bing and Yahoo just increases that exponentially.

If you still need to start your own Blog, then you will need the required Training for guidance on how to leverage these tactics to your advantage. This is Search Engine Optimization, using keywords and Plugins to drive Interested Visitors to your Blog.

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How to Keep a Man Challenged? Here is the Core Key to Make a Guy Want You All the Time

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Guys love challenges and this is why they are more inclined to be romantic and attentive at the first part of the relationship when they are challenged to win you. There’s a sense of triumph and victory in the chase which provides some kind of fulfillment for them.

Guys have a competitive nature, thus, they want to excel in almost anything and nothing challenges them more than pursuing a girl. To be able to keep a man challenged and interested, here are some helpful tips:

Be Unpredictable
Guys want unpredictability, it’s in their nature. Once a girl becomes too available, they tend to become bored and they would easily divert into another source of mystery. Be unavailable once in a while, this will make him work for your time and attention, even more.

Be Confident
Guys love a confident woman who knows and gets what she wants. Even girls look up to a woman such as that. Be successful at your chosen field. Do your best at your craft. Being a confident woman will make a guy want to win you and when he’s in a competitive mode, that’s when he’s most romantic!

Dress to Kill
Sweat pants and t-shirts are comfortable but as comfortable as they are, they’re just not suited for women. When you go out on a date, dress to impress. You can dress comfortably without compromising your looks. Making a few heads turn will make a man want you more. Remember, guys fall for women who they can proudly parade around with so be worthy of that honor.

Be His Support System
Shower him with compliments and praises and be there when he needs you most. This will make a him realize that you’re not just a prize that he needs to win but also a support system that he could keep. Once a girl gains that status, she definitely will have the stirring wheel.

Be Chase-worthy
The world already knows that guys love a chase. Being chase-worthy does not imply that a girl has to be supermodel-ish. It simply means that a girl needs to be worthy of his sweat and his energy. If you’re in need of a more common term-be the best that you can be.

Sense of Humor
We know that men love a good laugh and a girl with a witty personality will most likely interest a man more than a beautiful girl who spurns drama. The rule is not to take yourself too seriously.

Be Independent
There are some things that a girl needs to do on her own. The more you indulge in these things, the more a guy will appreciate you for being able to take care of yourself and being able to stand on your own feet.

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Online Background Verification – The Latest Trend in Safety & Security

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Today, more and more consumers have started realizing that they can be duped easily and are victims of frauds. Let us look at some examples.

Mr.Liyakat Ali, a resident of TN, India, ran an elaborate online matrimonial racket spanning four major metros of India and targeting gullible families. When the long arm of the law finally caught up with him, police were surprised to find that he had cheated over 37 women living in various cities across the country.

In another case, early this year, tampering of land records in another city, Pune, India led to developers building ambitious projects on tribal land. When the scam was unearthed, the developers had vanished and hundreds of investors were left in the lurch.

All across India, such disturbing cases are rampant and it is only now that authorities are waking up to the threat of sham marriages and land grab cases. However, with a little more care and caution, such cases can be avoided and the hard-earned money of consumers can be saved.

There are a variety of service providers who conduct a background check on an individual. The various kinds of verification services an individual can conduct on another person are:

1. Address verification: Address verification is the need of the day as it authenticates and proves the genuineness of a person. It includes verification of details such as name of a person, relationship, ownership details of the house and period of stay in that particular location and matches it to the details provided by the person.

2. Employment Verification: Whether you are a parent searching a match for your son or daughter or a landlord renting out your precious house to a tenant, getting the employment details of the concerned person verified will ease your worries and unburden you from future worries. Also you are assured of the fact that the verified person has a regular source of income, as he has quoted.

3. Education Verification: False educational claims are one of the most common background check issues. Verification Services can conduct a check on the applicants educational background to verify his or her Educational Claims. This helps you in taking the correct decision when it comes to hiring or placing confidence in the applicant.

4. Passport Verification: Fake or Forged passports are a part of identification theft and play a major role in most types of frauds like financial crimes, Identification theft, and illegal immigration. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to verify the Passport or identity of a person to avoid any association with criminals and their associated fraudulent activities.

5. Marital Status Verification: With the increase in popularity of online marriage communities, cases of individuals fabricating their marital status is also on rise. Verifying your prospective partners marital status not only relieves you of a burden but also help build a bond of trust with them.

No person wants to hire a felon as an employee or marry someone who lies about their marital status or employment status. An individual can be sure of another only after certain details about them are verified.

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