Simon Hopes 's Entries

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  • 31 Aug 2018
    Press releases can create a lot of buzz for your business. They can also drive a tremendous amount of traffic to your release, and if it is compelling enough, to your website. Another great function of press releases is that they can quickly build up your incoming link count. The more incoming links you have from respectable sources, the higher you can potentially rank in the search engines. Of course, your ranking will also depend on your competition. Therefore, before craft your release or pay someone to do it for you, make sure that you pick keywords that you have a real chanced to get ranked for. How to Create A Press Release That Will Generate Traffic: Your Release Must Be Optimized: In order for your press releases to make you money, it must be optimized. If you have ever optimized an article for the search engines, then you already know what you are doing. Simply add the keyword(s) that you are targeting, in the press releases' title and throughout the release 3-4 times. Place your website or blog's URL in the release 2 times as well. Submit Your Release to the Right Place: In order for your press release to be a success, you must submit it to the right place. One excellent place is PRweb.com. There are number of free press release sites that are pretty good and that may get you on Google News. However, if you are looking for good search engine rankings for your press release and website, then PR Web is really the Cadillac of online press releases sites. Have Something to Say: To submit to the best sites you must have a quality release. They will not accept crappy releases that are nothing more then glorified sales pitches. Your press release should inform and excite the reader. Make sure that you connect the product that you are selling with something that is going on in the news. Write It Correctly: Spend some time and learn how to create a good release. It will be time well spent and can pay off in a big way. Your release should appear to be written by a professional or at least someone that has a good grasp on how to create one. You should never try to sale your product in your press release. Instead, send them to your website and make the sale there. Terms such as "guaranteed," "buy now" or "best ever" have no place in a press release. Releases written in this manner will not get accepted by the best press release web sites and if they happen to, will likely turn potential buyers off. There is plenty of free information online that will help you learn how to write a good press release. You will also find plenty of samples and tips. Study them and become an expert pr writer. If you do, you won't ever have to worry about outsourcing this duty to someone else.
    213 Posted by Simon Hopes
  • Press releases can create a lot of buzz for your business. They can also drive a tremendous amount of traffic to your release, and if it is compelling enough, to your website. Another great function of press releases is that they can quickly build up your incoming link count. The more incoming links you have from respectable sources, the higher you can potentially rank in the search engines. Of course, your ranking will also depend on your competition. Therefore, before craft your release or pay someone to do it for you, make sure that you pick keywords that you have a real chanced to get ranked for. How to Create A Press Release That Will Generate Traffic: Your Release Must Be Optimized: In order for your press releases to make you money, it must be optimized. If you have ever optimized an article for the search engines, then you already know what you are doing. Simply add the keyword(s) that you are targeting, in the press releases' title and throughout the release 3-4 times. Place your website or blog's URL in the release 2 times as well. Submit Your Release to the Right Place: In order for your press release to be a success, you must submit it to the right place. One excellent place is PRweb.com. There are number of free press release sites that are pretty good and that may get you on Google News. However, if you are looking for good search engine rankings for your press release and website, then PR Web is really the Cadillac of online press releases sites. Have Something to Say: To submit to the best sites you must have a quality release. They will not accept crappy releases that are nothing more then glorified sales pitches. Your press release should inform and excite the reader. Make sure that you connect the product that you are selling with something that is going on in the news. Write It Correctly: Spend some time and learn how to create a good release. It will be time well spent and can pay off in a big way. Your release should appear to be written by a professional or at least someone that has a good grasp on how to create one. You should never try to sale your product in your press release. Instead, send them to your website and make the sale there. Terms such as "guaranteed," "buy now" or "best ever" have no place in a press release. Releases written in this manner will not get accepted by the best press release web sites and if they happen to, will likely turn potential buyers off. There is plenty of free information online that will help you learn how to write a good press release. You will also find plenty of samples and tips. Study them and become an expert pr writer. If you do, you won't ever have to worry about outsourcing this duty to someone else.
    Aug 31, 2018 213
  • 27 Jun 2018
    Over the past few years, our lives have rapidly become more involved with our smartphones. On our devices, we store all forms of personal information, photos, work files, music, videos and so much more. We make bank transfers, book appointments, set up our calendars, and keep all our contacts.  Powered by a wide range of attractive mobile internet packages, the nifty little device becomes a truly indispensable tool. Take a moment and think of how integral your smartphone is to your daily life. Do you know any of your contacts’ numbers off the top of your head? Do you remember the time of your next flight? Do you take photos of your loved ones with a camera or with your cell phone? As our smartphones continue to become a more significant part of our lives, we need to pay more attention to ensuring the security and privacy of the abundance of data that is stored on it. Backing up this data is one of the most critical aspects of security. Here are five things to know about backing up your smartphone. 1. Too many people overlook the importance of backing up their smartphone. Your smartphone is (probably) permanently in your hands, or by your side. And you use it to make urgent calls, catch precious moments, search the web, make appointments, and so much more. In fact, for most people, the majority of their life is organized and stored on their device. However, at any moment, something could happen to your smartphone. It could be stolen, you could drop it in a toilet, or the hardware could malfunction. These are everyday occurrences and, if the data on your phone is not backed up, then it is going to be lost as well. That being said, most people overlook the importance of backing up their smartphone. Whether they don't think it is necessary or are just forgetful about doing it, the fact is that it often isn't done. 2. It will protect you if it gets stolen. You have likely had a smartphone stolen (or know someone close to you who has), as smartphone theft is one of the most common crimes today. For most people, losing their device is costly and inconvenient, but losing all their personal and work-related data is far more disastrous. By routinely backing up your smartphone, you are ensuring that if your phone does get taken (or misplaced) that you still have access to irreplaceable photos and videos, your entire contact list, and any other work or life-related data that you need on a daily basis. 3. It will guard you against hardware malfunction. People often lose their data due to hardware malfunctions that occur out of the blue. Your smartphone is going to crash at some point, and you won’t be able to know in advance when it is going to happen. By backing up your data, you are protecting yourself from losing your valuable information due to this form of failure. Furthermore, mobile malware can make your device inoperative. If you accidentally download a virus to your phone, it can sabotage its operating system and everything that is stored on it. If this happens, you can replace the smartphone, but not the data — unless you have backed it up. 4. There are a variety of ways to back up your device. There are a few different options for backing up your device. You can connect your device to your computer and back it up there (you should also back up your computer to an external hard drive). Alternatively, you can utilize a Cloud service (such as Dropbox, iCloud, or Google Drive) or you can adopt a mobile backup app. 5. Backing it up weekly is ideal. The only way to protect yourself against costly data loss is by frequent backups. It is recommended that significant data should be backed up at least once a week, preferably once every 24 hours. You can set this back up to be done manually or automatically. If you use a cloud-based software, it is easier to set up automatic mobile data backups. However, many people prefer to back up their phones through their computers for extra security. Do you back up your smartphone? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments below! AUTHOR BIO Al-moottil P Antony is a C-Suite Executive Support Professional for Zain, a leading mobile and data services operator with a commercial footprint in 8 Middle Eastern and African countries.
    256 Posted by Simon Hopes
  • Over the past few years, our lives have rapidly become more involved with our smartphones. On our devices, we store all forms of personal information, photos, work files, music, videos and so much more. We make bank transfers, book appointments, set up our calendars, and keep all our contacts.  Powered by a wide range of attractive mobile internet packages, the nifty little device becomes a truly indispensable tool. Take a moment and think of how integral your smartphone is to your daily life. Do you know any of your contacts’ numbers off the top of your head? Do you remember the time of your next flight? Do you take photos of your loved ones with a camera or with your cell phone? As our smartphones continue to become a more significant part of our lives, we need to pay more attention to ensuring the security and privacy of the abundance of data that is stored on it. Backing up this data is one of the most critical aspects of security. Here are five things to know about backing up your smartphone. 1. Too many people overlook the importance of backing up their smartphone. Your smartphone is (probably) permanently in your hands, or by your side. And you use it to make urgent calls, catch precious moments, search the web, make appointments, and so much more. In fact, for most people, the majority of their life is organized and stored on their device. However, at any moment, something could happen to your smartphone. It could be stolen, you could drop it in a toilet, or the hardware could malfunction. These are everyday occurrences and, if the data on your phone is not backed up, then it is going to be lost as well. That being said, most people overlook the importance of backing up their smartphone. Whether they don't think it is necessary or are just forgetful about doing it, the fact is that it often isn't done. 2. It will protect you if it gets stolen. You have likely had a smartphone stolen (or know someone close to you who has), as smartphone theft is one of the most common crimes today. For most people, losing their device is costly and inconvenient, but losing all their personal and work-related data is far more disastrous. By routinely backing up your smartphone, you are ensuring that if your phone does get taken (or misplaced) that you still have access to irreplaceable photos and videos, your entire contact list, and any other work or life-related data that you need on a daily basis. 3. It will guard you against hardware malfunction. People often lose their data due to hardware malfunctions that occur out of the blue. Your smartphone is going to crash at some point, and you won’t be able to know in advance when it is going to happen. By backing up your data, you are protecting yourself from losing your valuable information due to this form of failure. Furthermore, mobile malware can make your device inoperative. If you accidentally download a virus to your phone, it can sabotage its operating system and everything that is stored on it. If this happens, you can replace the smartphone, but not the data — unless you have backed it up. 4. There are a variety of ways to back up your device. There are a few different options for backing up your device. You can connect your device to your computer and back it up there (you should also back up your computer to an external hard drive). Alternatively, you can utilize a Cloud service (such as Dropbox, iCloud, or Google Drive) or you can adopt a mobile backup app. 5. Backing it up weekly is ideal. The only way to protect yourself against costly data loss is by frequent backups. It is recommended that significant data should be backed up at least once a week, preferably once every 24 hours. You can set this back up to be done manually or automatically. If you use a cloud-based software, it is easier to set up automatic mobile data backups. However, many people prefer to back up their phones through their computers for extra security. Do you back up your smartphone? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments below! AUTHOR BIO Al-moottil P Antony is a C-Suite Executive Support Professional for Zain, a leading mobile and data services operator with a commercial footprint in 8 Middle Eastern and African countries.
    Jun 27, 2018 256
  • 25 May 2018
    Improve the speed and efficiency of your assembly line using robots. They help to reduce the risk of injuries associated with handling heavy machinery. With the right programming and automation, assembly line robots can handle assembly of metals, plastics, woods and other materials that need assembly before the production process ends. They are able to accommodate the heavy forces and do the work accurate and faster than human beings. Majority of these robots are found in industries such as car manufacturing. They perform tasks which are dangerous and difficult for people to do. Example, think about heavy metal lifting. Such heavy metals are too difficult for a human to lift, and in the process, they can injure a person easily. This is where the robots come in and handle the task safely. They can also be set or programmed to operate in a less mode when human is involved in the robot work and later resume to full speed operation when the person leaves. Advantages of robots Reduce operation cost. Using robots on the assembly line lowers the cost of operation. Firstly, they are able to replace a lot of manual labor done by employees. Therefore, you will not incur the cost of paying labor cost. Also, their production is accurate. You just program them and they will give your expected results. Thus, there is no rework which saves cost. Increased quality, speed, and accuracy. Robots are very accurate and fast. No human can perform faster and accurate as they can do. You do not need to worry about the completion of tasks especially, on the assembly line. All you need is to program and automate them and within less time, there, your work is done. Perform in risky areas. Some areas are too risky for human beings to work in. Example, cleaning sewers, areas exposed to toxins as well as some tasks involve too much of explosives. No employee will have to risk his life in the long run. They are also more reliable, precise and their work is quality. However, though robots are becoming popular in most industries, they still have some limitations. They say nothing is perfect. Technology advancement has both the light side and the dark side. No matter how advantageous it is, there must be a few related shortcomings. Check the following cons. Disadvantages of robots. Increase unemployment rate. Most industries have now become dependent on the robots. Their work is efficient and accurate compared to a human. Therefore, human labor is no longer needed in many manufacturing industries and plants. Thus, no need to employ people. They are not innovative. Robots are only programmed to follow specific instructions when doing their work. Therefore, they only perform their prescribed tasks and give the expected results. Therefore, the production process cannot take different path since the robots cannot think beyond the production expectations. Overdependence. Most manufacturing firms have become over-dependent on robots. It is very risky. Remember, robots are still machines. They are prone to break down and spoilage. In case the robots fail, the production process breaks down too. Therefore, this can lead to loses which could have been less if human beings were in operation. Robots have no emotions and conscience. Robots lack empathy in their line of production. Therefore, this becomes a major disadvantage of having an emotionless workplace. It clear that robots are not perfect besides being so helpful. They are artificial intelligence. Therefore, despite having greater benefits in your assembly line production, it is prone to few shortcomings Thus, you cannot put your full confidence in them. You should be aware of any limitations that you are likely to face.
    164 Posted by Simon Hopes
  • Improve the speed and efficiency of your assembly line using robots. They help to reduce the risk of injuries associated with handling heavy machinery. With the right programming and automation, assembly line robots can handle assembly of metals, plastics, woods and other materials that need assembly before the production process ends. They are able to accommodate the heavy forces and do the work accurate and faster than human beings. Majority of these robots are found in industries such as car manufacturing. They perform tasks which are dangerous and difficult for people to do. Example, think about heavy metal lifting. Such heavy metals are too difficult for a human to lift, and in the process, they can injure a person easily. This is where the robots come in and handle the task safely. They can also be set or programmed to operate in a less mode when human is involved in the robot work and later resume to full speed operation when the person leaves. Advantages of robots Reduce operation cost. Using robots on the assembly line lowers the cost of operation. Firstly, they are able to replace a lot of manual labor done by employees. Therefore, you will not incur the cost of paying labor cost. Also, their production is accurate. You just program them and they will give your expected results. Thus, there is no rework which saves cost. Increased quality, speed, and accuracy. Robots are very accurate and fast. No human can perform faster and accurate as they can do. You do not need to worry about the completion of tasks especially, on the assembly line. All you need is to program and automate them and within less time, there, your work is done. Perform in risky areas. Some areas are too risky for human beings to work in. Example, cleaning sewers, areas exposed to toxins as well as some tasks involve too much of explosives. No employee will have to risk his life in the long run. They are also more reliable, precise and their work is quality. However, though robots are becoming popular in most industries, they still have some limitations. They say nothing is perfect. Technology advancement has both the light side and the dark side. No matter how advantageous it is, there must be a few related shortcomings. Check the following cons. Disadvantages of robots. Increase unemployment rate. Most industries have now become dependent on the robots. Their work is efficient and accurate compared to a human. Therefore, human labor is no longer needed in many manufacturing industries and plants. Thus, no need to employ people. They are not innovative. Robots are only programmed to follow specific instructions when doing their work. Therefore, they only perform their prescribed tasks and give the expected results. Therefore, the production process cannot take different path since the robots cannot think beyond the production expectations. Overdependence. Most manufacturing firms have become over-dependent on robots. It is very risky. Remember, robots are still machines. They are prone to break down and spoilage. In case the robots fail, the production process breaks down too. Therefore, this can lead to loses which could have been less if human beings were in operation. Robots have no emotions and conscience. Robots lack empathy in their line of production. Therefore, this becomes a major disadvantage of having an emotionless workplace. It clear that robots are not perfect besides being so helpful. They are artificial intelligence. Therefore, despite having greater benefits in your assembly line production, it is prone to few shortcomings Thus, you cannot put your full confidence in them. You should be aware of any limitations that you are likely to face.
    May 25, 2018 164
  • 18 Apr 2017
    As a business owner you should know that your company can be virtually visible through your website. It is the online identity of your business. Thus, you need to take a good care of the same. Developing and designing a website is not a tough matter. You can do it easily. But the toughest part is to boost up that online visibility of your website in a regular manner. A lot of effort is required to make your website clearly visible to your target visitors. You have to take the help of professional SEO Company to make that thing possible. Fortunately, in India you can get the support of best SEO Company that can boost up the online visibility of your website in a smooth and steady way.   Analysing The Current Status Before applying any technique, the company would live to analyse the current status of the website. It is required to understand what the present condition of the site is and what the areas are where improvements should be done. This analysis is also needed to plan the future SEO strategies for that certain website.   Set The Target Visitors As a business owner you must have target market or customers. The target clients of a tattoo designing website cannot be similar to that of a horticulture product supplier’s website. It is imperative to understand what type of clients you are targeting or whom you would like to have on your website. A professional SEO team can do this easily.   Plan The Optimization Once they analyse the current status of your website and set the target visitors for the same, now the SEO team plan the optimization process. They select the strategies that will suit your website in the most appropriate manner so that you can expect a rapid augmentation in the position of the site on SERPs.   Prepare Your Website An effective SEO services plan not only works with the search engines, but with the websites as well. The SEO Company will apply On Page SEO techniques to make your website SEO-friendly. That will make their job easier. Your website is ready for search engine scrolling and has SEO-ready contents. That means when they apply the SEO methods, your website can give full support to them and grab the attention of the visitors easily.   Regular Effort Is Needed To boost up the online visibility of your business you need to put regular effort. Online a dedicated and professional SEO company in India can do this for you. They follow the condition of the site after applying the SEO strategies and try to overcome the odds so that the optimization can be done smoothly.   Try Various Techniques To ensure the high visibility of the site, they try various techniques. When they try different methods to increase the online visibility of your business then it has to work out successful and offer you a better result.   All the policies mentioned above can be applied by an experienced SEO company only. They know better how to increase the traffic and make a website popular within a certain time.
    937 Posted by Simon Hopes
  • As a business owner you should know that your company can be virtually visible through your website. It is the online identity of your business. Thus, you need to take a good care of the same. Developing and designing a website is not a tough matter. You can do it easily. But the toughest part is to boost up that online visibility of your website in a regular manner. A lot of effort is required to make your website clearly visible to your target visitors. You have to take the help of professional SEO Company to make that thing possible. Fortunately, in India you can get the support of best SEO Company that can boost up the online visibility of your website in a smooth and steady way.   Analysing The Current Status Before applying any technique, the company would live to analyse the current status of the website. It is required to understand what the present condition of the site is and what the areas are where improvements should be done. This analysis is also needed to plan the future SEO strategies for that certain website.   Set The Target Visitors As a business owner you must have target market or customers. The target clients of a tattoo designing website cannot be similar to that of a horticulture product supplier’s website. It is imperative to understand what type of clients you are targeting or whom you would like to have on your website. A professional SEO team can do this easily.   Plan The Optimization Once they analyse the current status of your website and set the target visitors for the same, now the SEO team plan the optimization process. They select the strategies that will suit your website in the most appropriate manner so that you can expect a rapid augmentation in the position of the site on SERPs.   Prepare Your Website An effective SEO services plan not only works with the search engines, but with the websites as well. The SEO Company will apply On Page SEO techniques to make your website SEO-friendly. That will make their job easier. Your website is ready for search engine scrolling and has SEO-ready contents. That means when they apply the SEO methods, your website can give full support to them and grab the attention of the visitors easily.   Regular Effort Is Needed To boost up the online visibility of your business you need to put regular effort. Online a dedicated and professional SEO company in India can do this for you. They follow the condition of the site after applying the SEO strategies and try to overcome the odds so that the optimization can be done smoothly.   Try Various Techniques To ensure the high visibility of the site, they try various techniques. When they try different methods to increase the online visibility of your business then it has to work out successful and offer you a better result.   All the policies mentioned above can be applied by an experienced SEO company only. They know better how to increase the traffic and make a website popular within a certain time.
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