The Internet and Brick and Mortar Businesses

The world is changing, and more people are turning to the internet to search for products and access services. It is important for brick and mortar businesses to have a have a strong online presence, as these businesses face a higher risk of losing customer appreciation and market share.
It is imperative to show consumers that the business is professional and easily accessible. When creating a website, it is crucial for web design cost to be taken into consideration and properly researched, as these fees are commonly offered to be paid monthly or yearly.
In this day and age, a powerful web and media presence allows businesses to grow financially, become accessible to a wider range of consumers, and establish more credibility as a whole.

The Value of a Web Presence
Websites are generally sold at ten dollars per month, although the type of domain needed for the website design can vary. For those looking to budget, there are deals offered for the purchase of a website, one year in advance, allowing entrepreneurs to prepare ahead of time and find a deal that is suitable for their budget, as web pages are crucial in boosting sales.
It is important for businesses to not only have an online presence, but also to demonstrate a web presence that it is interactive, informative, helpful, and easy to navigate, for customers of all ages.
Customers appreciate and value engaging information, professionalism, and reliability over an expensive web platform, so the quality of content and its ability to educate the public is more important than a complex, expensive, non-user friendly website.

Engaging an Audience
Businesses that post about their management style and inventory benefit from having a web presence, as many people tend to search online before going into stores, and enjoy the easy accessibility of browsing through inventories on websites. It is important for customers to have a clear and accurate description of a product, to avoid returns and exchanges, but also for the benefit of general customer satisfaction.
There is a lot of competitiveness amongst businesses in general. The creation of a professional website with a clear inventory that demonstrates all the details of a product, allows the customer to feel as though they are in the store. Active communication with online customer queries is also important in ensuring success in the competitive market. Websites, although they do not need to be complex, should include information about management, staffing, and origins, in order to build trust between the business and its consumers. This trust can result in acquiring repeat customers and referrals from happy customers.
Consumers like to know exactly who they are buying from, and this bond that they form with the administration is created as a result of the administration demonstrating their efforts in their origins, along with the hard work that has been put into creating and selling the products.

Creating a Website
Websites should and can be user-friendly for both the creator and the audience. Repeat customers are more likely to buy in bulk if they are satisfied by their first purchase from an online business, as it is simple to click around online and wait for products to be delivered home.
As social media plays a prominent role in this generation, it is likely that satisfied customers will share the website via social media, so it is beneficial to attach links to social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and twitter. All of these are free and are a great tool for creating an even stronger web presence that can reach people of various age groups.
The value of investments and returns is worth the cost of creating a website and a social media presence. As an entrepreneur would need to invest in their brick and mortar business, they would also need to invest in their website. As technology is growing, newsletters and non-web based advertisements are held a limited benefit, if they are the only resources provided to the public. These types of advertisements do not reach as wide of an audience as the internet, but may also be perceived as a lack of modernization or an inability for a business to stay up-to-date with modern trends and resources.
Lastly, it is important for these businesses to consider their audience, while it is true that an older generation may rely or be attracted to non-web based advertising, there are still many instances where the older generation sees the internet as beneficial, as it allows them to access products from the comfort of their home, along with individuals who may not be as mobile.
Content is more important than web design, but the design should be taken into consideration when determining the audience and the types of fonts, colors, or logos that would attract them to the website. The internet is vast and represents opportunity, especially for brick and mortar businesses.

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Woman on Beach | Easy Find Directory Blog

Zeus.host did a commercial with a woman on beach depicting a woman running on the beach and unleashed it on social media recently. This commercial consists of a woman on a beach and a motorcycle offering Business hosting. Posted on Youtube.com recently for an ad campaign for Zeus.host a new Hosting and web design company. The ad was made easily by Promo.com said Madison Sall owner of Zeus.host. “There are some errors its showing favorably on the various venues we’ve introduced it to like Google Plus, Youtube, Twitter.” Saying Madison. Zeus.host plans on coming out with a bunch more videos ranging from instructional to blog to ads in the future. “People want video” says Madison. Woman on beach commercial for Zeus.host below.

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The Woman on the Beach – Movie links
For those looking for information on the 1947 film The Woman on the Beach find informative links below:

Wikipedia.org >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Woman_on_the_Beach

Movie Review from RottenTomatoes.com >> https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_woman_on_the_beach1947

IMDb >> https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040000/

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Finding the Right Vitamins and Supplements

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Finding the Right Vitamins and Supplements- Which vitamins and supplements are right for you?

In today’s age, it’s hard to know which vitamins and supplements are the right ones for your individual nutritional needs and requirements. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, your dietary needs should get met by managing the food you eat. Not that vitamins and supplements aren’t reasonable or necessary. It means they shouldn’t substitute healthy foods. Read More..

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Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri with Mountain Dew Recipy – EasyFindDirectory.com

EasyFindDirectory.com – Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri with Mountain Dew
Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
Ingredients:

5 cups Ice
1 tbs Sugar
1 Scoop of Strawberry Sherbert
1 Mountain Dew
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1/8 cup Lime Juice
1 tbs honey
4 oz 151 Baccardi Rum
1 oz Captain Morgans Dark Rum
First marinate the strawberries overnight in the sugar, honey and lime juice. Then mix all ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth. Add 3 drops of blue food coloring for extra boost.
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The Internet Today – A look at it now

There are stores that can ship you products and the products are easy to find, easy to buy and easy to research. People can self publish. It’s a learning tool and research tool. It can deliver video, photo’s, music, text, Games, entertainment and humor around the globe. People communicate with their friends and family thru social media, instant messenger, video chatting and email. It has allowed businesses, companies and organizations to do a variety of functions ultimately increasing profits and sales. In December 2012 there were 634,000,000 million US websites.  There were 51 million new websites added that year. You can find more statistics at http://royal.pingdom.com/2013/01/16/internet-2012-in-numbers/.

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How New Domain Names Will Change the Internet

Most of the websites you visit on the Internet probably end with the domain “.com.” Other common domains, like .edu, .org, and .gov., are reserved for companies and organizations in specific fields. As you can imagine, the relatively small number of available domain names has led to countless arguments and bidding wars over web addresses that promise to be valuable to someone. Sometimes, a company starting a website is unable to get a simple web address based on its name because someone else has beaten them to the punch and bought the domain already. In fact, there are companies that specialize in anticipating what domains will be in high demand, buying those domains, and then selling them to the highest bidder. The cost of the most desirable domains run in the millions of dollars.

This situation is not what Internet developers anticipated, and now they are doing something to remedy it. The revolutionary change will alter the way the Internet looks to users around the world, and should simplify it quite a bit. In June 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers decided to make available a nearly endless supply of new domain names. Instead of ending a website address with “.com,” companies and individuals will have access to “.newyork,” “.nfl,” “.music,” and almost any other ending you can imagine.

The Corporation, abbreviated to ICANN, is the company responsible for holding and selling domain names to Internet users across the globe. They’re playing it safer this time, too: instead of simply selling the new domains to whoever requests it first, they are planning to use reasonable criteria to determine whether it is “fair” for a customer to gain the rights to all website addresses under a given domain. In other words, don’t plan to rush in and claim the rights to “.walmart,” in case some company would like to buy it from you later. In an added benefit to companies and groups, they will be able to develop a multitude of different sites under a single new domain name, without worrying that those valuable unique web addresses will be bought up by others.

Internet users will probably start to see the new domains in early 2013. In another exciting change, ICANN is going to allow non-English characters to be included in domain names. This will expand the number of available domains even further to include names in Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and other languages.

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Basics of Juicing

Juicing

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Juicing has become popular among organic enthusiasts, raw food advocates, and vegetarians. People who juice credit the concoctions they make with eliminating sickness, boosting energy, and promoting digestive health. The best part about juicing is its simplicity. By understanding just a few basics, you can get started on your path to better health.

It may take a while to get used to the taste of vegetable juice, especially if you add a lot of greens. That’s why it’s wise to start with mostly fruit and then begin building the vegetable concentration gradually. You can teach yourself to enjoy your greens if you begin with milder flavors and gradually add in stronger tastes such as kale and collard greens.

It can also take a while for your digestive system to get used to the concentration of nutrients in fresh juice, so keep your juice consumption to about eight ounces a day if you’re just starting out. Remember that juice is not a complete meal replacement, since it usually does not contain protein or fat. Unless you’re following a fast or detox program for a limited time, juice should not be used to replace meals.

In order to reap the most benefits from your juicing program, try to vary the ingredients from day to day. Your body benefits from variety, so don’t be afraid to branch out and try new things. For taste, try adding some ginger, cranberry, or lemon juice to your recipe. Remember, however, that adding too many calorie-heavy fruits can put you over your recommended daily calorie intake, resulting in weight gain. As you become more accustomed to the taste of veggie juice, you’ll want to reduce the amount of fruit juice you drink per day.

It’s always best to choose organic fruits and veggies for your juice to avoid the pesticides most produce has been sprayed with. If you can’t go organic, wash produce thoroughly before juicing and remove the skin if necessary.

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Microsoft set to compete in smart phone market

The world of computing has changed fundamentally in the past two or three years. IBM’s original personal computer became the desktop, which became the laptop, which became the sub-notebook, which became the Palmtop (remember Palm computers), which became the iPhone, which became the iPad.

When it comes to personal entertainment, consumers want smart phones and tablet computers. It feels nearly identical to IBM’s predicament when the original PC was introduced: everybody wants them, but many do not know how to use them to their full potential.

Microsoft’s Windows Operating System has ruled the personal computing roost for nearly two decades. However, Apple cornered the emerging technologies market early on with the iPhone and iPad. Currenly while phones and tablet computers exist that run on Windows platforms, they are negligible from a market standpoint. One cell phone manufacturer hopes to change that, the once leader and new US underdog in consumer cell phone technology: Nokia.

At CES in Las Vegas, Nokia unveiled their latest entry into the US smart phone marketplace, the Lumia 900. A slick, aesthetically pleasing, fully functional smart phone which runs on Windows.

Nokia’s Lumia 900 is untested, without a release date, and without a price point listed. However, early buzz promises sterling engineering, with a Galaxy-sized screen and a camera with a Carl Zeiss lens. Nokia has announced a partnership with AT & T to bring the phone into the US marketplace.

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Hope for Hollywood Summer Blockbusters

Remember when you could anticipate a summer movie season full of movies that didn’t feel like they were pulled off a Xerox machine? Probably not. And with increasingly disturbing trends in the US economy, Hollywood’s offerings are becoming even less appealing.

In 2000, Spider-Man kicked off a trend of great comic book movies. The original film, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, was a smash–a beautifully written romantic fantasy thinly disguised as an action movie.

Since Spider-Man was released, nearly every comic book ever made has been turned into a film. And as the recession hit, Hollywood became terrified of green-lighting anything else. The Angelina Jolie film “Wanted” was based on a comic book that hadn’t even been published yet, and the screenwriters had to make up an ending and a mythology that hadn’t been created.

It has come to a point where, due to the worldwide credit crunch and terror among investors, Hollywood is remaking comic book films that are not even a decade old yet, and dubbing them “reboots” instead of remakes. The first batch came with X-Men: First Class. A Superman reboot is filming. After the much-hyped “The Dark Knight Rises” is released, Warner Brothers has already announced its intentions to reboot the franchise with a new director, new stars, and reinvented story. Of course, Sony Pictures is rebooting the summer tentpole that kicked it all off: the new Spider-Man film, with an all-new cast and director, releases this summer.

Fortunately, a number of great films are still getting made. The fifth film–the FIFTH–in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise–was a surprise critical and commercial success, and one of the most well-regarded action films since Pixar’s “The Incredibles.” Warner Brothers’ Batman franchise has become one of the most acclaimed film series of the decade; “The Dark Knight” missed a critical Best Picture nomination by a hair’s breadth and stands as one of the ten highest grossing films of all time.

Times are tough everywhere. Hollywood is hurting, but even with an apparent drought of creativity great films are being released. Yes, it feels like they are all remakes: the most anticipated films of 2012 are a sequel to Batman, a prequel to The Lord of the Rings, a prequel to Alien, and a remake of Spider-Man. However, we still have a lot of popcorn-munching action to look forward to as Hollywood sends us the hits.

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Improve Your Online Effectiveness With Website Testing

Is your website performing as well as you want it to? Do you receive plenty of traffic, only to have visitors leave without buying or clicking? The internet offers a wealth of information about how to improve your website, but before you start implementing all those best practices, it’s important to know exactly which parts of your site aren’t working so you can concentrate your energies in the right place.

Website testing offers you the golden opportunity to pinpoint specific problem elements of your site and to determine which changes will improve performance. It’s more useful than best practice lists because a list developed by someone else tells you only what worked for their company and their customers. It doesn’t necessarily follow that the same strategy will work for you. For instance, if your landing page isn’t converting well, you can test elements such as the call to action button, images, copy, and navigation controls in order to determine why customers aren’t continuing into the conversion funnel. Testing gives you the opportunity to better understand your target audience by discovering what works for them and what doesn’t.

There are two primary types of tests you can use to improve your website. A/B split testing enables you to test a single element on the page by trying out different versions. You’ll design two different versions of the element (a red call to action button and a blue one, for instance) and each design will be shown to half your audience. By monitoring which button gets more clicks, you can determine which color will be most effective on your site.

The second type of website testing is multivariate testing. This test enables you to change many variables on the page or even try out two completely different page designs and compare them against each other. Multivariate testing is typically more useful when planning your initial design or redesign, while A/B split testing makes a better choice for fine tuning particular elements for improved conversion results. Because multivariate testing is more comprehensive, it’s difficult to determine precisely which variables caused the results you’re seeing, making it a less desirable choice for testing specific page elements.

Website testing should comprise an essential part of your online strategy. By incorporating a continual program of testing, you can ensure that your website remains relevant, effective, and engaging for the audience you’re trying to reach.

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