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5 Tips For Buying Online Car Insurance

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If you’re looking to buy California car insurance there are a number of things that you can do to save money on your car insurance. Since the cost of driving is skyrocketing due to high fuel prices it pays to be choosy when you’re buying auto insurance so that you can get a great deal. Here are 5 ways to make sure you get the best deal possible on California car insurance:

  1. Shop around – it might take a little time and effort to get rate quotes from a few insurance companies but in the long run it will be worth the time and effort to save money on your California car insurance. You should always get quotes from at least three insurance companies before selecting a policy.
  2. Find out what other people think about an insurance company – Look for online reviews or talk to friends and family members about which insurance companies they have had good experiences with and what auto insurance companies they’ve had bad experiences with. The best way to know which insurance company will be there for you if you have an accident is to find out how they have treated other customers.
  3. Get only required coverage – If you really want to save money on your car insurance then get only the amount of coverage that is required . Insurance companies will always recommend that you get the largest amount of coverage they sell but you can save money by just getting the minimum required amount of coverage.
  4. Check out their hours of operation. Will you be able to get a hold of an agent if you need one? Some larger companies allow you to report a claim 24 hours a day online; others will require you to schedule an appointment with a local agent. If convenience matters to you then you might want to choose a company that will let you file a claim online.
  5. Find out payment options before you buy a policy – Some insurance companies allow you pay monthly and some don’t. Some insurance companies will let you pay for your policy online and some require a check. Make sure that you understand the company’s payment policies before you buy a online car insurance policy to make sure you don’t have trouble paying for your policy.
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Effect of Google New Results on Local SEO Company in City Like Aberdeen

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We all know about SEO and how important SEO services are for online business as well now for any business. Every organisation is always in need for highly professional SEO service provider. Professional SEO Company always builds effective SEO campaign with all required analysis and client goal. How and what kind of link building will be done?, How SEO marketing will work? What sort of target should be achieving in time line? They put these all questions in paper and derive the right SEO campaign for customer. Here I am focusing on writing about local SEO and how Google’s new updated search result will affect on SEO companies and business organisation. How it should be perform in this New Year. As of being SEO consultant in England and Scotland, I have seen growth of online business in developing cities like Aberdeen, Sheffield, and Leeds etc. Aberdeen is one of the growing cities in UK and I was fortunate to deal with some of the local SEO service provider company in Aberdeen. Local SEO is become more important because of Google new result sets. Google map listings have taken place of the results. Now in Google only 5-6 organic results are coming in first page. That is why local business is having more focus on Google map listing. I have gathered some of the points from my last visit to one SEO Company of Aberdeen.

  • Get more backlinks from Country level domain (such as Co.uk)
  • Get more backlinks from Domain where city name is in url (city-name-co.uk or xyz.co.uk/city/)
  • Add Address in business information while posting blog or article
  • Try to get more reviews in local websites.
  • Publish press release in Local publishing sites.
  • Use Geo tagging

These all I have found with a fruitful discussion about how local SEO will perform in UK.

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Best Time Saving System For Creating Information Products

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I’ve been interviewing experts for five years and have found through my work that doing a simple audio interview is the best way to make an information product.

A good interview is just me talking on the phone with an expert, asking questions.

Many of these questions have already been written out for me so I never have to dream them up. It’s simple. All I am is the guy asking the expert good questions that I want to know the answers to. I am not the one with the expertise, instead, I ask the expert what he knows. These answers are also ones that the public would want to know too.

If you want to create real magic, you’ll want to record the interview and have the interview transcribed. Then you will have a digital audio interview that you can sell and use to promote your information product. This interview can be streamed as audio, and the transcript can be read as well.

Your interview writes itself for you by the natural progression of conversational questions and answers communication.

This simple method is how I’ve been able to create dozens of information products.

I am just the guy asking the questions and compiling these answers into audio interviews into ultimately information products.

You can do this too. Record an interview with you and an expert, having a conversation while asking questions you want to know the answers to. It’s probably the simplest way known to man for creating an information product that can sell for hundreds of dollars.

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Good Habits Support Good Results

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Are you perhaps feeling that now’s the time to improve your health and your life? Good habits are often crucial to achieving good results and a positive outcome.

You may be looking to lose weight, become fitter, more successful, are motivated to do well at work or feel it’s time to extend your circle of friends; all require sustained effort to continue beyond the first few enthusiastic days.

Let good habits support good results

– The first thing to appreciate about good habits is that they must have a real resonance for you. If you’re not especially bothered about being slimmer, fitter or more successful, then that lack of enthusiasm won’t sustain you through cold dark evenings or on the tough days when your will power starts to waver. Having friends or family who are pushing you to ‘improve’ only increases your stress levels, resentment and maybe even feelings of low self-esteem. Pick good habits that feel right for you.

– Small steps are a positive way to move towards your bigger goals. Stepping-stones can help to prevent you from feeling overwhelmed at having to tackle everything all at once. Recognise each milestone you achieve; give yourself credit for enrolling in that class, not eating that cake, declining that alcoholic drink. Each decision takes you nearer to those good results.

– Stay focused, but also appreciate that sometimes other options may appear which can add value to your life. Don’t allow yourself to become too distracted from your agreed good habits but equally be ready for great opportunities that may come along. Ring-fence the time, money or mental energy you expend on distractions. Allow yourself to make the most of them and enjoy what they bring to your life, but don’t let them take you away from the big picture and your ultimate goal.

– Being accountable to others can be a great motivator. Having to check in regularly and report on your progress ensures that you keep your eye on each stage of the journey. Knowing that you’ve a regular date in the diary can quickly push temptations out of your mind.

– Joining a group and working together on shared goals can provide a good support network. Exchanging tips, advice and motivational stories can give a real boost on those tired, unenthusiastic days. And if we know our attendance is important to the group’s survival it can inspire us to continue going. Being a group member, even when it’s online, can encourage us to stick with our good habits. The downside though is that if one or two members lose their enthusiasm it can demotivate the rest.

– Sometimes paying upfront to join a club or gym pushes people to go regularly, whilst others lose interest and go only a couple of times even after paying out all that money. For me, I’ve committed to a weekly delivery of locally grown organic vegetables. It’s inspired me to eat at least one item from the box every day and it’s good to cook from scratch, eat fresh organic meals, shop local and sometimes try new things that I’ve never cooked before. Having it arrive every week means there’s no excuse to slack off from eating this healthy veg, and it’s a habit I’m pleased to maintain.

– Be aware of your vulnerable areas and put steps in place to mitigate them. So, for example, if you know that you find reasons to justify stopping at the petrol station, off licence or supermarket every day, where you then ‘accidentally’ buy chocolates, wine, cigarettes or scratch cards, intercept those times and don’t go. Instead, shop online or make a list and shop once a week. Don’t put yourself in temptation’s way.

– Using the services of a professional coach or therapist may be worth considering if you feel there are specific issues which are holding you back and which need to be addressed. Regular sessions could help you move on, introduce a positive mindset, manage stress and determine to treat yourself better.

Be gentle with yourself. It can take 2-6 months for a new habit to become your automatic default. If you experience slip ups, bad days and ‘can’t be bothered’s be kind to yourself and let them go. Remind yourself of all the good reasons you have to persist and start again, knowing that by sticking with your good habits you’ll ultimately support good results and outcomes.

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Cranberry Juice With Acid-Reducing Drugs – Reduce Nutrient Depletion From GERD and Heartburn Drugs

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Cranberry Juice is commonly known to help with decreasing the frequency and/or severity of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and other urinary troubles including kidney stones. One of the chief causes of UTIs is the presence of the bacterium E. coli which adheres to the cell walls of the bladder and urinary tract, thus causing an infection. Cranberry Juice keeps bacteria from sticking to the walls, thus decreasing the likelihood that an infection will result. It also increases the pH of the urine; bacteria that cause UTIs have trouble growing in an acidic environment.

E. coli is often in the news as being the contaminant of recalled food, or being in lakes or other bodies of water where it is suggested people avoid swimming. E. coli is a natural “component” in the feces/stool of mammals-humans too. E. coli helps food break down to release its nutrients for use. It also makes Vitamin K which is essential for blood clotting abilities. Without E. coli in the intestines, a person would bleed to death because Vitamin K is needed to make blood clotting factors.

E. coli bacteria become a problem when there is too much of it, or if it is found in places outside of the intestines and colon. Therefore, food eaten that is contaminated with E. coli causes illness. Often the E. coli that enters the urinary tract comes from the feces of the person who develops the UTI.

Aside from being effective against E. coli, this remarkable Juice has also been found to inhibit the growth of mold and yeast as well, which can also cause bladder infections.

Cranberry Juice has also shown to be a powerful antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory agent. Due to its high mineral and vitamin content, it has been used repeatedly to assist with asthma and other respiratory ailments, cancer, various inflammatory conditions, and even to protect the skin against the damages from UV (ultraviolet) radiation and the sun (Cohen, 2011).

But recently (Cohen, 2011), it was discovered that Cranberry Juice will reduce the amount of nutrient depletion caused by the acid-reducing drugs H2 Blockers and Proton Pump Inhibitors:

>cimetidine (Tagamet®)

>esomeprazole (Nexium®)

>famotidine (Pepcid®)

>lansoprazole (Prevacid®)

>nizatidine (Axid®)

>omeprazole (Prilosec®)

>pantoprazole (Protonix®)

>rabeprazole (Aciphex®)

>ranitidine (Zantac®)

H2 Blockers and Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are often prescribed for the treatment of Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), heartburn, sour stomach and virtually any other symptom that affects the stomach including nausea. It has also been prescribed for heart palpitations when no heart pathology has been found.

In 2010, the drug esomeprazole (Nexium®) was the number 2 prescribed drug in the United States (and number one for income for all drugs prescribed in the same year)-25,872 prescriptions were written for this one GERD drug alone. The cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor® was #1 with 37,523 prescriptions (Drugs, 2011).

Nutrient Depletion by Medical Drugs

All medical drugs deplete vital nutrients from the body, although no one drug depletes them all. Depletion occurs either because the medical drug binds to the nutrient then they both get flushed together, or through a secondary action-the drug interferes with the absorption of the nutrient, so the body’s stores are not revitalized, thus causing a deficiency as the nutrients are used without being replaced in the diet or through supplementation.

Since H2 Blockers and PPIs work in the stomach to reduce the production of acid, most nutrients in the diet are not processed as they should be, thus they do not get absorbed by the body for use.

H2 Blockers and PPIs interfere with the absorption of most of the water-soluble vitamins (the B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, etc.) as well as minerals that require a high degree of stomach acid to convert them into a usable form (such as potassium, magnesium and calcium).

How Can Cranberry Juice Help Prevent Nutrient Depletion by These Drugs?

Cranberry is an acidic substance. Drinking Cranberry Juice with meals helps the nutrients to be absorbed that would otherwise be blocked by the drugs. Cranberries are also a rich source of many nutrients, especially those that are blocked by the H2 Blockers and PPIs, as well as Quercetin which helps decrease inflammation; a side effect common of acid-blocking drugs is inflammation of the lining of the stomach.

Safety Note

Cranberry is in the Ericaceae botanical family. If you have an allergy or sensitivity to any other member of this family, you might also have a reaction to Cranberry. Other medicinal members are bearberries, blueberries, bilberries, mayflower, uva ursi and wintergreen.

Do not eat or drink Cranberries if you are sensitive to any member of this family.

References

Cohen, Suzy (2011). Drug Muggers: Which Medications are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrients-and Natural Ways to Restore Them. Emmaus, PA: Rodale.

Drugs.com (2011). “Pharmaceutical Sales 2010” at http://www.drugs.com/top200_units.html.

Best Wishes,

Dr. Ronda Behnke Theys ND, CHom

Homeopathic Centers of America

Disclaimer: The information provided by Dr. Ronda Behnke Theys is for educational purposes only. It is important that you not make health decisions or stop any medication without first consulting your personal physician or health care provider.

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Sports Betting Tips – Sports Betting Tips to Boost Your Winning Rate Part 3

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This may come as a surprise and might seem trivial to you or the most ridiculous sports betting tip ever. I, however, think that this could a decisive aspect of winning or losing sometimes. Never do the betting under influence is the next tip I am going to share with you. How could this be a sports betting tip? You ask.

Let’s journey to Las Vegas or Monaco, perhaps Macao. Do you know why they supply their customers with free drinks, I mean alcoholic drinks? They are not as generous as you think; they are not offering a good customer service as well. They have another purpose namely to cloud you judgment.

When you have too many drinks, it is in your best interest that you better stay away from your computer, in your case it could be a temptation to betting. I believe you do not drink at home while you are going to do online betting. Influence in this case is not limited at that level. Influence means a factor that makes you judge emotionally. A quarrel with your spouse, girl/boyfriend, parents, or anyone can as well be considered as under influence. It depends on how good you take it; retuning to a calm state of mind.

Stay away from betting for your favorite team. As a fanatic fan you are likely to support your team by betting on it. Well, if you could really separate two things, being a fan and being a bettor, then you may allow yourself to bet on the games, in which your favorite team plays.

This seems easy to achieve, but when you are under influence, sometimes you don’t really know what you are actually doing. Now you are wondering how could this be one of sports betting tips after reading it, aren’t you?

I bet you’ll nod your head when you refreshed your past and identified the lost you had because of betting under influence. Anyway, stay tuned for my next part, in which I will cover about research before betting.

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Who Needs A Public Relations Specialist?

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An organization’s reputation, branding, profitability, growth, and future success depend on how effectively they reach and motivate their targeted audiences. Public relations specialists are communication and media professionals acting as advocates for businesses, hospitals, medical professionals, corporations, universities, nonprofit associations and other organizations. Their specialty is building and promoting positive relationships with targeted audiences for their client’s.

Entrepreneurs, professional service providers, small business owners and business managers are increasingly looking to Public Relations Specialists for assistance with strategic planning.

What does a Public Relations Specialist do?

PR Professionals or firms handling publicity for individuals or small organizations often deal with all aspects of the job. They are in involved in making and maintaining contacts and relationships, strategizing and planning, and preparation of promotional materials. They either manage or are directly involved in advertising or sales promotional work in support of marketing.

Depending on the organization’s needs, PR Specialists are involved with the following:

  • Media relations
  • Press Releases
  • Press Conferences
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Media Tours
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Interview Preparation and Coaching
  • Governmental Relations
  • Employee Relations
  • Investor Relations
  • Reputation Management
  • Crisis Management & Communications

The Public Relations Process

There are a number of widely accepted “Public Relations Process Models”. One of the more popular is the process model by Sheila C. Crifasi (2000) which uses the acronym “ROSIE” to define a five-step process of “Research, Objectives, Strategies, Implementation and Evaluation.”

As with just about any professional service, the project starts with some due-diligence and analysis. Objectives are defined along with the strategies to achieve those goals. Media tools are selected and prepared at this stage. Implementation includes materials preparation and release. Program success or failure is determined in the Evaluation stage.

In recent years the Internet has greatly contributed to the selection and accessibility of media tools with real time feedback. These tools are highly prized by marketing and public relations professionals because they provide immediate information on a program’s effectiveness.

The principal instrument for most publicity campaigns is the “press release”, which provides the mass media with the raw material and background for a news story. There are several on-line Press Release Agencies with targeted syndicated feeds to thousands of journalists world wide, such as PRWeb (www.prweb.com). The better on-line Press Agents provide the original publicist with continual “real time” feedback, including how many journalists have read the News Release.

The client organization’s website statistics is another valuable online analytical tool is. Most website hosting companies provide options for access to a detailed statistical tool such as WebTrends (www.webtrends.com). Statistics are updated on a daily basis allowing trends to be spotted at the beginning of a publicity campaign. This near real time feedback helps provide the necessary information required by professionals to effectively manage a campaign while maximizing impact and ROI (Return on Investment).

Another popular publicity tool is “article submission”. As with the Press Release, there are also good sources for targeted and syndicated Article Submission on the Internet such as GoArticles (www.goarticles.com). These articles are often picked up by other websites generating valuable links and targeted traffic to a client’s website.

Selecting a Public Relations Firm

When choosing a PR Firm an organization is selecting the professionals who will be molding its image for clients and customers, the public and for the media. Image is reality in many societies, this decision can have far-reaching effects.

Here are some suggestions on how to select a PR Firm:

1. Determine your most important PR needs. For Example; Are you launching a new product or service? Are you in a crisis management situation? Do you need to establish a relationship with investors?

2. Determine how long you will need the PR services if possible. Is it a long term or even permanent goal such as establishing and maintaining a relationship with investors, or is it a short term project such as promoting a break-through surgical procedure? Remember most PR Firms will ask for at least a 6 month commitment in order to become established and demonstrate affectivity.

3. Research PR Firms. Ask colleagues and business acquaintances? O’Dwyer’s Directory is a good Internet resource. If you are looking for someone local, specify the geographical region in your Internet search. Many PR Firms and Individuals specialize. When doing Internet research on PR Firms, some may have “Case Studies” which reveal details about strategic successes.

4. Conduct phone interviews with the person who would be handling the account if you were to select that agency. Strongly consider similar experience and personal or corporate compatibility throughout the phone and in face to face interviews.

5. Ask for and check references. Most PR Firms have an on-line presence which usually sports a client list. New or Small Firms will often be less expensive than larger firms have more resources to throw at a large project with time constraints. Smaller firms tend to specialize and may know your business very well.

6. Conduct meetings with the prospective candidates and present your program requirements. Look for genuine interest and healthy idea generation. Larger Firms may send an account representative to a meeting. Ask to meet with the PR specialist who will actually be doing the work, especially if long term compatibility is important.

The Escalating Demand for Corporate Accountability

The need for professional public relations in an increasingly competitive business environment is igniting demand for Public Relations Specialists by businesses, organizations and institutions of all sizes. The value of a company is measured by its balance sheet, but continued success is determined by the quality of its public visibility.

The escalating public, investor and governmental demand for corporate accountability will continue to place emphasis on building public confidence and favorable client image, which are best managed by Public Relations Professionals.

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