Archive for November 13th, 2012

5 Free Ways to Promote Your Business Online

Most businesses can get benefit from free online promotion. We got a useful list of the best free resources for promoting your business on the web. While there are hundreds of free ways to promote your business, these are my picks of 5 ways to promote your business online.

The five ways to promote your business online are:-

Social Media

Social Media for Business
Whether you own a small business or big business but if you haven’t brought it in social media craze then it is a flop. Silence is no longer an option. People are online talking about your business.  If you don’t engage in the conversation, you risk losing your customers. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn. Facebook allows you to create a business page.

Guest Blogging

Guest Blogging
Guest blogging is a powerful marketing strategy to get your business noticed. By posting on blogs, you will get the chance to reap the following advantages:-

  • You can get back links from other blogs to your website
  • You can bring new readers to your blog as soon as they click on your bio and your other links
  • You can get increased traffic for your own business site
  • This is also a perfect way to brand yourself

Guest blogging is one of the best marketing strategies to get your business noticed.

Forums

Another great way to promote your business is to start a thread on forums. Forums are a great way to promote your business. Keep in mind, you don’t have to spam the forums or the administrators will disable your account.

Google Places Business Listing

Adding your business to Google Maps or Google Places has become important. It will bring potential customers for your business. Anyone can add their business to Google Places. It’s easy & Google does not charge anything for it.

Website

Nowadays, having a website for business is important because it drives customers to your business. People can purchase your products online from your website which is known as e-Commerce. This will increase your revenue. The importances of having a business website are:

  • No one is using phonebooks anymore!
  • Opportunity to gain more customers
  • Getting a website is cheap and easy
  • A website provides flexible advertising
  • Using your website to track customer behavior 

 

 

Areeb Majeed writes for TechInUs, a technology and gaming blog founded in Kashmir. He is interested in technology and video games.

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Facebook testing Ranked Comments

Facebook is testing a new comments format on brand and subscriber pages by placing the most engaging comments up higher on posts, the company said.

“We are testing a new format for comments on Page posts,” Facebook said in a statement to Mashable. “As part of this test, the most engaging comments appear higher up. You will also be able to reply to individual comments as well as the original post.”‘

The concept is similar to how users on Reddit rank posts by “upvoting” and “downvoting” content.

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Creating the Perfect “Contact Us” Page

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown First Impressions

I’d heard of XCOM before Enemy Unknown, but I had never played it back in the day. It was, from what I understand, a series of intense turn-based tactical strategy games, set on an Earth in the throes of an alien invasion. It was up to the multinational XCOM Project to eliminate the extraterrestrial threat.

Surprisingly, not much has changed since 1994, when the series started. Bucking the trend of everything turning into a grey and brown military shooter despite its past history, XCOM: Enemy Unknown remains a proud turn-based affair, with bags of complexity and permanent, often lethal consequences for your actions. Your small squad of four to six soldiers is deployed somewhere on earth, facing the alien threat in fairly varied circumstances: defending the populace from alien terror missions, retrieving a VIP from a hotspot or investigating a crash-landed alien UFO.

However, while XCOM is demanding it is also (mostly) fair. While your soldiers can easily be flanked and killed, lost and gone forever after one bad move, the rules of the game are made clear to you early on – in the very first mission, your initial squad of four is almost extinguished, with just one man making it back alive. The secret is positioning and timely use of your soldier’s abilities – with these tools, your soft and squishy force can defeat an enemy much greater in number and stronger in armaments.

Thankfully, the enemy is also aware of these facts. While on Normal they aren’t brilliant tacticians, it never feels like the game is giving you an easy fight. While the constant challenge of avoiding flanks and getting ambushed by the enemy is draining, it is also exhilarating – with no magical revive button back at home base, your actions have lasting meaning. Making it home with everyone alive is an impressive and satisfying victory.

Ultimately, that’s why I’ve kept going back to XCOM – I’m up to 22 hours played now and it feels like I’ve still got some way to go in the game. With meaningful tactical deployments (and a full strategic side to the game, managing your base, researching new tech and upgrading your soldiers), Enemy Unknown is a constantly engaging video game, unafraid to handle adult themes and demand excellence in every mission. It’s brilliant.

This article was written by William Judd. When he’s not playing video games for fun and profit, William writes for Mobile Fun, the UK’s largest online retailer of Kindle Paperwhite accessories.

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