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Pirate Bay Returns From The Dead

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Modern-day pirates need not worry about walking the plank. They just need to reconsider the risk of visiting sites like the Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrents after a report showing that hackers have more chance of taking control of one of these sites than a legitimate, authorized content provider. It's a good time to be in the internet piracy business. Affordable streaming services are more popular than ever, but it's clear that illegal download sites like the Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrents provided free content, and made money, at an unparalleled rate in 2015. The year didn't start off that way. After the Pirate Bay, the longest-running and most popular illegal torrent site, was shut down in an international police raid in November 2014, it looked like the piracy ecosystem was in trouble. But the Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents, Popcorn Time and other heavyweights all rebounded from investigations and malicious software infestations to end the year with more influence than ever. While that might be good news for the millions who visit each site every day — who doesn't love a free movie, after all? — the proliferation of criminal sites, and the lack of a clear enforcement strategy, actually puts users at risk.

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http://www.ibtimes.com/pirate-bays-return-kickass-torrents-malware-trouble-pirates-dominated-2015-2246058

 

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Key Features Your Marketing Software Needs to Have

Key Features Your Marketing Software Needs To Have. Fivenson Studios Graphic Design and Web design studios in Michigan

Software cannot and should not replace a human professional when it comes to marketing. It is not something that should put somebody out of their job, but it is something that will supplement the knowledge of the professional, cut down on the time needed to do pesky tasks and chores. Therefore a good software is a great addition to any company that takes marketing seriously. Here are some of the key features your marketing software needs to have.
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It Needs to Make Your Life Easier

Let’s say that your marketing software has a task to send emails about your promotion to all the email addresses from a list, personalizing the messages. If you need to check the emails before sending, one by one, for any particular detail, then your software is not helping you. Simply replacing copy/paste is not enough. Successful integration of your calendars, contacts and schedules is something that would be a great example of useful marketing software.

It Needs to Save Time

The first purpose of the automated processes is to make tedious tasks easier. Another is to save time that a human would waste on doing them. To use the same example regarding emails: sending out hundreds of emails to different addresses would take hours from a human. Those are paid hours for a task that does not use the full capacities of that employee. He or she could be used in a better way. Good marketing software does it in a matter of minutes and with less mistakes and slips.

It Must Be Reliable

If you cannot trust your software to do the stuff you need it to do, then you are better off without it. This combines the previous two features of good marketing software: if you need somebody to revise the work of your software, it will not save time and it will render itself useless. Finding a reliable piece of software means that you should seek the reference from people that have similar needs like you do.

It Has to Suit Your Business Type

Different types of business have different types of marketing plans. The software needs to have features that suit your marketing type. Email marketing needs a good app that synchronizes contacts and sends emails in a bulk. It also needs to have clear categories of contacts and it needs to be able to make small alterations in the emails. The online marketing needs to integrate the social networking platforms and it needs options for delayed posting and scheduled posting. Multi level marketing software needs to cater to the needs of this sort of marketing platform and allow its users to track and monitor their advancement.

A lot of people feel that the marketing software and the automated marketing lack the personal touch that the real marketers have. However, this is not true. The software does not take the job from a person but is rather their tool. Moreover, gathering and analyzing large amounts of data means that this type of software will be able to provide you with the more personalized and useful experience. It is all a matter of picking a satisfying and appropriate software that will suit your needs and the needs of your business the best, by following your precise marketing plan.

Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He is a coauthor on several websites and regular contributor to BizzMark Blog. Currently, he is working with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies.

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEARS FROM FIVENSON STUDIOS

Happy New Year Everyone. Thanks so much for the letting us be apart of your business and lives. We look forward to another amazing year with everyone of you.

May the New Year bring your way plethora of opportunities that allow you to weave success stories.

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10 New Year’s Resolution Ideas

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The New Year is minutes away, and the holiday season is coming to a close. All around you, you hear people reevaluating some of their life choices and you being to do the same.  New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all those who have failed to start making the changes that they said they would make tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year.

Now is your change to do so. We have provided a list of the top 10 New Year's Resolution Ideas.

1. Get in shape:

Losing weight is the top resolution for Americans, and combined with “exercise more” and “stay fit and healthy” it is something that over a third of the population wishes to achieve. It’s easy enough to start an exercise and diet program, but the trick is to find a decent one that will give you steady results and will be easy to stick to in the long run.

2. Start eating healthier food, and less food overall:

This is usually an extension of the previous resolution. Switching to a healthier diet can be incredibly tricky when we are surrounded by cheap junk food. However, with a good amount of determination and some basic tips you can slowly develop healthier eating habits.

3. Stop procrastinating:

The biggest barrier that keeps most people from reaching their goals is the desire to relax and do something fun instead of working hard. Once you get used to procrastinating it’s difficult to snap yourself out of it, so you’ll need to put in a lot of work to change this bad habit.

4. Improve your concentration and mental skills:

People have been trying to find ways to improve their focus and cognitive capacities for thousands of years, and most ancient civilizations had some combination of mental exercise and herbal medicine to help them reach this goal. Today we can use anything from apps to ancient meditation techniques to boost concentration and hone our mental skills. If you go through with this, you will be able to control your mood, learn faster and have an easier time solving problems.

5. Become more confident and take some chances:

If you are confident other people notice it, and it is much easier to have your opinions heard, ask people out on dates and get ahead at work. A good dose of self-confidence will help you lead a much happier life overall. Don’t hesitate to get some input on ways to boost your confidence.

7. Earn more money:

Even billionaires are always looking for ways to earn more money, and we common folk can definitely use an additional source of income to make life a bit more comfortable. Fortunately there are plenty of options available, like having sidejobs, working as afreelancer or using the internet to your advantage.

9. Give up cigarettes:

A bit of bad habit that a lot of people don’t know how to kick, smoking will not only endanger your health, but can burn a hole in your wallet as well. Just be prepared to dedicate a lot of will power to giving up cigarettes once and for all.

10. Turn your hobby into a career:

If we could all manage to marry fun and productivity, and be able to make money doing what we love, we’d be a much more content and well-balanced society. This may not always be possible, but there are cases where a hobby can be turned into a lucrative career.

BY IVA DIMITRIJEVIC

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is Expected to Make Over $8 Billion USD

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Having already shattered pre-sale ticket records, J.J. Abrams’ entry into the Star Wars universe is well on its way to being one of the biggest films of all time. According to a new research report, American multinational investment banking firm Goldman Sachs expects The Force Awakens to rake in roughly $8 billion USD in total sales. The forecast includes $1.95 billion USD at the global box office ($750 million domestically and $1.2 billion abroad) while roughly $6 billion USD will come from consumer product sales below.

If the box office forecast holds true, The Force Awakens would become the third-highest-grossing film of all time behind only Titanic and Avatar.

Source: BUSINESS INSIDER

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Debunking Marketing Myths

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Marketing and branding are the processes that make and break most of the modern companies. We still write plans in black and white, do road shows and host events, yet the wind of change is upon us. The tools, channels and strategies have been transformed in the last decade, and many are predicting the bright future of digital marketing. That may be so, but it is important to separate the wheat from the chaff and see what myths have no place in serious marketing endeavors.

Marketing is not a science

Brilliant ideas are not worth a plug nickel without facts and figures as a driving force behind them. Good marketing is based on firm rules and thorough planning. The rules are not universal though, and each product or marketing tool may require a different approach. Dig into numbers because they do not lie, and use analytical tools such as HubSpot, Google Analytics, and Buffer. A periodic evaluation and measurement of business goals and marketing activities enable businessmen to adjust the strategies and refocus their goals.

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Customers are rewarded only for consuming

Wrong. Old-fashioned stacking up of the points related to shopping is something customers are not that keen on. Today, companies reward buyers for participating in actions, various real-life activities, and donating money for humanitarian purposes. Gratification is one of the most effective ways to stimulate repeated purchases, but businesses should make them engaging and satisfying. One of the common and adored rewards is a visa gift card, and others include cumulative discounts, free items, and preferential service terms.

The winner takes it all

Being the first or a leader in a certain industry sure helps, but it does not guarantee the long-term success. Many people tend to overlook that Facebook was not always the top of the tops in social networking and that Google is not the first search engine to see the light of the day. They came from behind, and what enabled them to hit big was the quality and timeliness of their products and services. Being the first can be a limiting factor that makes businessmen feel like they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders.

Superior products sell themselves

Some consumer products find their own way into the customer’s hands, but the best one does not always win the race. Good product quality is paramount for companies, but sometimes not as important as great product marketing. What it takes is a solid value proposition that hits the mark and provokes reaction. Customers who do not recognize the purpose, value and appeal of the certain products will not hesitate to switch to the competition. Branded products can sell like hot cakes and provide the best word-of-mouth promotion.

Face-to-face communication is obsolete

Why would anyone throw resources at old-school marketing when Social Media provide effective channels for free? Well, that is not quite true, since a proper social media strategy requires both time and money. Also, there are some things digital realm cannot offer the customers. More and more companies are hosting their own industry events and conferences to engage the clients in person. Customers look forward to big events, and still want to meet the company’s representatives. Hence, it is always a good idea to connect products and services with the human face.

Just build it, they will come

Content marketing is a hot topic in the world of digital marketing because quality content increases brand awareness and attract the internet traffic. But, this is not a law like that of a universal gravitation. Only companies that make an effort to distinguish themselves from the competition and create a unique content can hope to succeed. Similar products and posts blur and are easily lost in all the overwhelming noise of social networks. The same goes for business websites that could always use a bit of search engine optimization (SEO) to increase the Google rankings.

The game has changed

There is no better way to get the business of the ground than to engage in well-though, planned marketing. Today we have an immense digital frontier of social media and tools like Twitter ads and Google Adwords. The game has changed both for customers and enterprises, and old rules are not set in stone anymore. There are no silver bullet strategies and one-size-fits-all solutions, and it is important to debunk some common marketing myths. With the air cleared, it is much easier to focus on activities that make a real difference.

 

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Lilly J Adams has worked for six years in different marketing agencies across Australia. Her specialties are advertising, digital marketing, marketing for small businesses and consumers behavior. She loves art, books and watching crime TV dramas. I'm a regular author at http://bizzmarkblog.com/,

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How to Make Your Website a (Ran)King

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If you are not online, you are not a serious business player. Then again, you might be online and stay completely invisible for search engines and Internet users. A business or an individual that wants to take part in the online race should know that the whole thing depends on the process of search engine optimization. It can be applied and improved in numerous ways, but some of them are more efficient than the others.

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Content dictates traffic

From the creative point of view, nothing can get close to content. What you post to your website, as well as how you organize it will either attract the visitors to your website or push them away from it. What can we say about content that has not already been said in thousands of posts? The smartest advice we can give is that website owners should always read the content they publish on their sites or blogs. Today content is often created by ghost- and content writers. While this strategy can help the whole thing being performed in a faster way, there has to be a supervisor to either approve of the content or ask for corrections. Remember that the content on your website will either bury you or launch you to SEO heights.

Link building matters

Google has changed some of their rules for link building, to prevent junk and scam websites to boost their ranking through the pay-per-click strategy, as well as other unnatural SEO tactics. However, this does not mean that the whole link building strategy should be abandoned. On the contrary, relevant sources and links from credible experts can contribute to higher traffic and backlinking, as well. So, a website that craves more visits and wants to build better reputation should definitely go for guest posts written by trustworthy professionals. Also, the more links to your website appear on the web, the better SEO performance will you have.

User-friendly means SEO-handy

The visual appearance of your website will also play a huge role when it comes to traffic, SEO and search engines. When a visitor comes to your website, everything has to be simple and clear. This is why website maps and SEO are closely related. The easier the navigation throughout the site is, the more time the visitors will spend on it. Also, the information on the website should be given in form of articles, but not too long ones. Would you have enough patience to read 3000+ words posts? Probably not, so have mercy on your visitors. If you want to find out more about the SEO compatibility of your site, check it on this website SEO checker.

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Keywords – key to success

Every web search is performed on the basis of some expectations. For instance, if you type ”shoes on discount“ in the search field, the search engine you are using will give you the sites that have those keywords in their description. This is why the keywords you use to describe your website are of great importance when it comes to the whole SEO process. So, you should use the keywords that sum up the purpose of your website, but do not go for too general terms. Also, those keywords should also appear in the content you publish on your site.

The SEO game is an amusing and interesting way to tell the world about your online presence. Once you have mastered these techniques, your business will definitely become more successful.

Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He is currently working with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites and regular contributor to Technivorz.

 

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Talk is Cheap—and It Works

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Marketing comes in all shapes, sizes and budgets—and one of the very best, and least expensive, is influencer marketing, or word-of mouth.

According to Suzanne Fanning, president of Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), influencer marketing is the practice of reaching out to a small group of individuals to influence the rest of your audience. Imagine one influencer telling their five friends (or a slew of Twitter followers or Facebook friends) how great your products or services are—suddenly you’re hitting audiences you’ve never had before.

Influencer marketing elicits a positive reaction because it’s not a company talking to us, but rather someone we know and like. It’s basic psychology. When a friend, or someone you admire enough to follow on social media, raves about a product or service, you’re far more likely to check it out. Why? It’s all about trust.

To seek out influencers, find out who’s talking about your type of business. Do hashtag research, and set up Google alerts for keywords pertaining to your business—these are like breadcrumbs directly to influencers. Reach out to them and send them coupons, samples or content. You never know where your next advocate will come from.

By Karen Vujnovic

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My mother worked too hard for me not to be great

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"My Mother Worked Too Hard For Me Not To Be Great

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6 Ways to Motivate Employees to Care About Your Business

6 Ways to Motivate Employees to Care About Your Business designed by Fivenson Studios, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, specializes in design of all kinds

Have you ever been on the receiving end of bad customer service? It often looks like this: A grumpy employee ignores you, treats you dismissively, acts in an unprofessional manner and makes you question why you stopped by the business in the first place. Sometimes a bad employee is just a bad employee. But often, rude, unhelpful and unproductive employees are a signal that an owner has not motivated them to care about their business.

Disengaged employees can have a negative impact on almost every aspect of your business, including safety incidents, customer satisfaction, staff turnover and profitability.

So how do you lead your staff to feel pride in their work? Here are a few strategies:

  • Empower staff to make decisions within their purview (and within the chain of command)
  • Establish a forum for staff feedback and suggestions. Listen and value the suggestions of your trusted employees
  • Recognize and respect the work your employees do, particularly when they go above and beyond. It takes more than lip service: Award the bonuses, flex time or incentives you can afford
  • Model pride in your own work, and express gratitude for your establishment, employees and customers. Let employees know you value their professionalism, and encourage them to view their job performance with pride
  • Get them out of the office from time to time. Staff outings are an opportunity to learn, meet new people, and build team bonds
  • As your business grows, let your employees evolve with you. Groom them to take on more responsibilities

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