iPhone Support


If you have purchased an iPhone and looking for some help, I listed here some of the best links that would probably help you find what you are looking and use your iPhone to its fullest capability.

http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/phone/ - Apple Site for iPhone

http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/service/faq/ You might also want to visit this page for your questions.

http://discussions.apple.com/category.jspa?categoryID=201
Looking for real nice discussion for your iPhone? Try this link.

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13549_7-10106558-30.html You might also want to read this post for your mobile viewing.

iPhone Specs:

iPhone, just like iPod, can playback podcasts, movies, video clips (H.264, MP4), songs (MP3, AAC, protected AAC, Audible and Apple Lossless audio formats) and view/edit photos. With the nice portable media player, you can also play games, record videos.
Purchase video, TV shows or music from iTunes store, Convert video/DVD to iPhone, Create playlist with iTunes, then transfer to your iPhone and enjoy the content wherever you go. If have no iTunes account, download iTunes software and run, and set up one.
* Screen Size: 320 x 480 pixels at 160 ppi, 3.5 inches colour screen;
* Input method: Multi-touch (recognizes finger gestures with up to four fingers at once), Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off;
* Camera built-in: 2 megapixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels (on the back side of the phone);
* Photo: Use iTunes to sync your gallerys, photos from iPhoto (Mac) or Photoshop (Windows) or any picture folders.
* Video control: Play, Pause, Stop, Chapter FF, Chapter Rewind & Volume;
* Touch Screen Search: Song, Artist, Album & Playlist;
* Computer system: iTunes on both Windows PC and Mac. You can sync the movies, music from iTunes software to iPhone easily.

Also see its technical specs...
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Review on TEAC X300i iPod Dock


The emergence of iPod docks has dramatically changed the world of iPods. Though it is a little funny because when people developed the iPod, it was intended to replace the Disc Man, making digital music listening more compact, more mobile and more handy. But then again, developers were never satisfied on its phase.

And now, began the development of docks making your digital music player become a component by just simply plugging it to the dock.

Guess what, here come Teac X300i, one of the sleekest design that I ever saw.

This latest iPod dock from Teac supports, CD-R/RW, MP3 audio files, AM/FM radio and boasts of a maximum output power of 5Wx2 + 15W (w/ subwoofer). What makes it sleek is the NXT technology of flat speakers. What more? It is compatible up to the fourth generation of iPods.

This model will be soon released to the market on January 2009. Projected price is 235 Euros.
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Friendster Problems


Have you ever log on to your Friendster account and have log in page like this? This happens especially if you are using a Firefox Internet Browser.

With all honesty, I really don't know what is happening to Friendster. This does not happens all the time. But it usually happens during night time, Philippine time.

If you can explain what is happening to Friendster, please leave a post and explain it to us. Guess what, some says it is a part of site maintenance. But my question is, should this really be the case almost every night? Hmmmm... I think Friendster should solve this because it pissed me off... not only me I am sure. Because no one wants to browse to webpage like this. Do you?

Aside from this, I think Friendster should improve the image uploading system. I think it is harder to upload picture on Friendster than some other sites.

If you have further comments about Friendster, please post it below.
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Ubuntu Theme Sites

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Review on Coby DVD 209 Player


This small sleek amazing DVD player really caught my attention of giving it a review. I just bought it and tested it. Coby DVD 209 is 1.35” thick and approximately 6” width x 4” height. This sleek DVD player comes with a sleek ,small remote control.


Covering a wide range of DVD recognition formats, this small yet powerful DVD player can definitely deliver the movie that you want to see. It doesn't matter whether or not the copy is original, it can play original DVDs and even the DVD+/- RW, CD RW, etc.


The biggest advantage that it has is that, of all portable DVD players that I have seen and tested, this is definitely in top 5.


But here are some facts that you may want to consider:


This Coby DVD 209 player is USA patented, but has in its back “Made in China”. Its parts probably came from the US, but it was assembled in China.


This DVD player has a wide range of DVD format recognition, but still not as wide as those generic DVD players (also China Made), that are also real cheap players. This is why if you downloaded a movie from Torrent sites and burn it on a DVD RW, it has a bigger chance that it will not play.


Conclusion

If you are using original and copied DVD's even those 16 in 1 movies, this DVD player can be a complete replacement of your DVD players. But if you are used to download movies from the net and burn it on a DVD, I think you have to think twice.


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Enegosyo.ph: Philippine Eloading Business for Filipinos


It has been more than a year that I am with Enegosyo. So far, I am completely satisfied with the services. But here's my personal review for this eloading business for my almost 2 years of using enegosyo business services.

Advantages
First of all, enegosyo loads almost everything. Not only almost all the phone networks (I don't know if it is already open to red mobile) is being loaded, but also covers internet cards and online games. It is like all in one sim eloading business. It is like having a mobile eloading store.

Compared to Smart and Globe eloading business, enegosyo offers a wider variety of loading service which makes it really a big plus in comparison to others.

Secondly, it offer via cell phone eloading and via computer (using internet) eloading. This means that if you only have a phone, you can have this business. If you have an internet connection, the more that you can have this business. Outstanding isn't it?

Disadvantages
The biggest disadvantage so far that I have seen with Enegosyo is the mode of eloading the ewallet. If you are living in the province and you are far away from any BPI bank, better not to have eloading business with Enegosyo. Bank charges are really high, around Php 50-100 per deposit to Enegosyo account except BPI.

Though Enegosyo provided the "Weepay", their card loading wallet, still, it is not available nationwide.

My advice, look first for the nearest BPI bank in your area if there is, before you engage in this business. BPI don't charge a penny in your deposits whether it is interbranch or local.

The second disadvantage is a lower rate of profit comparing to Smart and Globe. This is interconnected with the first disadvantage. If you are also paying for your deposits, then the lower your profit will be because not only that it will cost you a bank deposit fee charge, it also has a lower profit margin.

If you are also using only your cellphone, you will also loose 1 peso per eload, thus, another minus from your profit. But if you have an internet connection, loading through the internet is free of charge.

To solve this problem as I said, look first a BPI bank in your area. If you have a BPI bank, you can definitely maximize your profit with Enegosyo.
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Review on LG KP500 Cookie


At last, LG500 is finally here. It's not a high end phone in comparison to iPhone or Omnia. But just like what everybody says, "you get what you paid for".

Nonetheless, LG500 Cookie has no other rival as of the moment being a semi-hi-end phone. It costs only somewhere from Php 11,000-12,000, a huge difference from Ominia and iPhone.

A small phone that can be grasp in your palm, Cookie is also excellent in its Active UI (user interface) being a touch screen phone, having an improved no-delay feature. This also comes with stylus with a little use because of easy navigation feature.

It has an 11.9mm real slim body, with matching 3" display screen, plus hand writing recognition function. A real sleek feature for a cheaper price.

Some set backs:
It has a modified audio jack which means that you cannot use the regular audio jack 2.3mm or 3.5mm (an additional proprietary intention of LG probably).

It has a 3.0Mega Pixel Camera with mediocre photo output.

Summary:
LG500 Cookie is not a hi-end touch screen phone. But it can do serve its purpose, to ditch the stylus with touch screen feature. It's not that expensive which means that it can be a good alternative against the hi-end touch screen phones.
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Solving Update Error of Ubuntu in Acer 4330

Well, I think this command is not only true in Acer 4330 but to all laptops and other desktops as well.

If you are using Ubuntu, there will be times that you will receive errors like this while you are updating:

GPG error: http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...6/Packages.bz2 Hash Sum mismatch
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead

This is sometimes caused by your last update where the cache of your computer has not been cleared. In order to still get the updates, here is a possible solution that might solve this error:

sudo apt-get update -o Acquire::http::No-Cache=True

Then you can type in more update commands such as these:

sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

By the way, just want to remind you that these codes are entered using the terminal, "the command prompt" of Ubuntu.

The terminal is located in Applications>Accessories>Terminal

There you have it!!! Hopefully it will solve the errors you are getting.
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SBI Hosting Bargain

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Wordpress Released 2.7

To all wordpress lovers, version 2.7 is already out and ready to be downloaded. You will be surprised with this latest version. It will completely change your admin area. You will have to get to use with the new set up.

By the way, be sure to check first the compatibilities of your plug ins before you upgrade. Some of you plugins may not function well in this latest version. But this is version is very exciting and I really love it.

I would also advise you to download WP Auto-Upgrade plugin and install it before you upgrade your website so that you will save yourself from lots of troubles in upgrading your site.

For WP Auto-Upgrade CLICK HERE


For Wordpress 2.7, Click HERE
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10, Solution to Video Freezing of Acer 4330

Just a very quick update. I just discovered this in my laptop. If you are using Acer 4330 with Ubuntu, and you are having some problems when playing videos like freezing and crashing of your software, upgrading it to 8.10 might be the best solution for now.

I installed 8.04 Hardy Heron on my laptop, but i get this Freezing problem every time I play video files. But now after upgrading, everything now is going smoothly. I can now have a complete use of my laptop.

Get UBUNTU 8.10 Intrepid now and update it.


http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
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Acer Aspire 4330 Drivers

Acer Aspire drivers should not be difficult to find in the net. But I just want to give these links to you to make your life a lot easier. Scan through this links if you will find the drivers that you need, and hopefully it will because I downloaded my drivers from these sites too.

Just a note, please read this very carefully.

In installing Vista or XP, please note that some of the drivers may vary if you have installed Vista in comparison to XP. I really don't know why is it like that exactly, but I think it is in the difference of the their OS environment. So be sure to check first what kind of Operating System did you installed.

So here are the useful links that you may want to check.

Intel Drivers - If your Acer Aspire have Intel Chipsets

Atheros - For your wireless LAN if you are using Atheros for your wireless connection.

Acer Aspire 4310-4710 - Click here if you really are looking for a complete set of drivers for your Aspire 4310-4710.

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Review For Dell Inspiron 8200 Laptop For Ubuntu

Motherboard: Dell Inspiron 8200 Laptop
CPU: P4m 2Ghz (stock)
RAM: 512Mb (generic)
Video Card: nVidia GeForce4 440 m
Sound Card: Onboard
HD: 27Gb Western Digital
OS: Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

Performance
Generaly Good. Issues with faulty Heatsink on Graphics overheating the unit (Not an OS Issue).

Source: Ubuntu Forums: www.ubuntuforums.org
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Review For Dell Dimension 4600 For Ubuntu

Dell Dimension 4600
CPU: Intell P4 2.4ghz
Mobo: standard mobo for a dimension 4600
RAM: 1GB PC2700 DDR333
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 6200
Hard drives: 2x 320 GB (Haven't setup LVM yet but plan to thanks to the recent sticky)
Optical: DVD-RW DL Memorex and DVD+RW NEC
Tuner: pcHDTV HD-5500
Remote: Snapstream Firefly

All hardware installed without any problems. I had to use the lircrc and lircd.conf files from mythtv.org for the firefly. After that the remote worked fine.

I also had to setup ndiswrapper for my netgear wireless card. That was no problem either.

Mythbuntu is awesome.

From: Jonathan Brown
Source: Ubuntu Forums: www.ubuntuforums.org
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Review For Dell Poweredge 2450 server 2U With Ubuntu

Dell Poweredge 2450 server 2U(no I'm not kidding)

CPU: 2 - PIII, 1 Mhz, 256K cache
MB: Dell 35XYT, Dell PERC 3/Di: SCSI-3 Raid controller, 3-64/32bit PCI riser, onbaord VGA 8MB/2x USB/LAN/2x PS2/2x serial/1 par.
Memory: 1GB, ECC (2 x 512MB), 133 Mhz
HD: 4 x 9.1GB SCSI-UW2 in raid0=36GB(sys), 1 x 250GB IDE (seagate), 1 x 320GB ext USB (seagate)
Tuner Card: 1 x Happauge PVR 150 PCI, 1 x Kworld HD Plus 120 PCI(doesn't work, yet)

Performance: All hardware functioning except the Kworld card.
Once I got Ubuntu/Myth installed and setup backend(a couple of hurdles, although nothing linux/ubuntu related.)everything works great on OTA NTSC programming using the PVR 150. However, I'm still working on getting the HD plus 120 working - would like go "HD" w/ myth. Obviously, I'll have to upgrade my frontends to support "HD", but was hoping my current backend could handle it. I'm confident that I could run 2 more NTSC encoding tuners without problems. I did try an external USB drive set up as my default recording folder and the recordings turned out choppy w/ dropped frames - now its backups only.

Frontend: Salvaged Sony VAIO

CPU: PIII, 933 Mhz, 256k L2.
MB: ASUS(sony branded) CUSL-LV w/ snd, lan,2x USB
Memory: 512MB (2x 256B)
HD: 40 GB IDE, 80 GB IDE (windows XP)
Video: nVidia MX400, 64MB
Tuner Card: none

Performance: All hardware works except an ATI TV wonder USB wireless remote.
Playback/liveTV is fine till I open another window like firefox browser, then it will drop a few frames here and there. I use this interface more for managing recordings than viewing, so its really not an issue. The ATI remote wasn't a priority - I just had it lying around and thought why not. I think it'll work eventually.

Frontend 2: Softmodded Xbox

Info: Other than dashboard/software, everthing else is original Xbox

Performance: XBMC works great, but...........
Softmodded and installed XBMC no problems. Unable to install myth or get the mythtv python script to work on XBMC (tried many methods many times). However, Video playback is exceptional - Hardware MPEG2 decoder?
One other small glitch I've noticed is when exiting a video, sometimes it takes about 30-45 sec to return to the folder and it appears empty. I then have to go back one folder and return to see my recordings - not sure if this is backend storage issue or xbox config.
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Pri. Backend: Poweredge 2450 2U server, dual PIII, 1G ram, SCSI raid, 250G IDE HD, PVR150, Kworld 120 (ATSC) Frontend1: Intel PIII 900MHZ, Sony MB, 512 Mb pc133 ram, Nvidia mx400 64mb AGP,

Source: Ubuntu Forums: www.ubuntuforums.org
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Review for Pidgin

Pidgin is a messenger client that is readily installed if you are using Ubuntu 8.04. It is a great tool for chatting. The interface is very simple and easy to use. You can use it for your AIM, YM, Google Messenger, MSN, etc. All you have to do is integrate your account with this very simple software.

However, Pidgin is not in its outstanding form. I think if you are an internet marketer, you should think twice if you are going to use pidgin or some other applications that are alike.

There is no webcam video system. To Pidgin developers, we are no longer living in a world of analog computers. Our cellphones even have cams. Using 3G in cellphones was adopted around 4 years ago, and now you developed a very potential tool for Linux OS without developing the webcam and audio system. This makes the potential users to turn their backs on this “supposed to be” wonderful software.

In my personal point of view, webcams and audio phones are badly needed by internet users and how much more by an internet marketer. One of the reasons why Linux was a little behind for internet marketers is that most of the tools that they need cannot be found in Linux, like ebook cover maker, video and audio conferencing tools. I think Linux developers need to develop these things to make Linux a little more attractive.

I would say that Ubuntu is really a great operating system. But due to the lack of interactive softwares or unfinished software projects makes it a little hard to be adopted by many internet users.

If you are a Linux software developer, please, make something that is more useful and more interactive that can be used easily by internet users. If you can do this, then I would say, Linux is on its way to overtake Microsoft in its window based systems.

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Best Software Programs In Ubuntu For Internet Marketers

As I said in my previous article, if you are an internet marketer, I strongly suggest that you try UBUNTU Linux. But what are the programs that you can use as an internet marketer in Ubuntu? Can it really substitute Windows for its programs?

Here are the list of programs that you can best use in internet marketing using UBUNTU.

Open Office – I think this is a must for any office based jobs. Of course you want to create documents, files etc. In here, I will make this very important statement, Open Office is not a substitute for MS Office, it is a complete REPLACEMENT for MS Office. This set comes with Open Office Writer (Word equivalence), Spreadsheet (Excel equivalence), Presentation (Power Point Equivalence), Drawing.

Kompozer – This is a totally FREE Page Maker. This is what you might have heard from other internet marketers. If you have been with Affiliorama, this is what Mark Ling is suggesting to have. This is what they call before as NVU. NVU stopped its development now, but Kompozer continued the project. This is a very good substitute for Dreamweaver.

GIMP – The equivalence of this software in windows is the Adobe Photoshop. It is a little weird to use if it is your first time. But if you have been using it for a week, you will find out that GIMP can equal the ability of Adobe Photoshop (depending to your expertise in GIMP). One comment though, I haven't seen yet a developer who develops an action scripts for GIMP to create ebook covers. For sure it is possible to develop but as of the moment, this is really a big set back for GIMP if you are an internet marketer who wants to create an ebook cover. But if you know GIMP and you are reading this, perhaps you might want to share your talent for everybody that you will try to work on developing action scripts for ebook cover making using GIMP. Other than this, I would say, GIMP is really a potential substitute to the expensive Adobe Photoshop.

WINE – This another unique software of UBUNTU. This software will allow you to install and work on windows based programs. Though, I am afraid that it is not yet in its best right now, believe me, this will continue to become better and better. Time will come that even those softwares in windows that you really cannot get rid of will not be a problem in installing it and working in it using UBUNTU.

FileZilla – This is a FREE FTP Client. In the net you will find lots of FTP softwares sold between $20-30. I have tried one of them. Just within three days, the software begin to crash and bug down. Then in my personal research, I have found this Linux based FTP Client. I would say this is the best FTP. Until now, I haven't experienced crashing and errors using this excellent File Transfer Protocol.

Firefox – Of course you know this outstanding internet browser even if you are using windows. This is the default internet browser of UBUNTU.

There you have it, the five essential tools for internet marketing. Take note, all of them are free. If you are using windows, there should be no problem either. You can still have them because all of these softwares where also made available for windows. The only difference is that, if your operating system is windows, then I am afraid that it will be infected with virus (which is most likely to happen), you will have to reinstall them all over again. Unlike if you use a Linux based OS, then it is at least more safe from these nasty computer viruses.


What are you going to do now? Try UBUNTU. www.ubuntu.org.


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Ubuntu and Internet Marketing

Some internet marketers refrain from using Linux OS because many of them does not know how to use it to the max. But I think, every internet marketer should learn how to use it for several reasons.

First of all, for safety reasons. There are thousands and perhaps hundreds of thousands kind of viruses out there in the big vast world wide web. Many people like hackers are trying to invade Microsoft just to prove the point that their system is weak and will always have loopholes in security. But Linux on the other hand is different, most Linux programs are made by the people itself. Let us say Ubuntu. By the name itself, it says Linux for human beings. It is totally free software.

Most people who protect Ubuntu were driven by passion and love to people who cannot afford to buy security softwares for their computers. Unlike in windows, most of those people who are there to protect it were driven by money.

This is the uniqueness of Ubuntu and other Linux operating systems. This is why it is almost virus free, and if there is, it is very rare. We can see here that it is more safe to use Linux, in my case Ubuntu, compared to windows based operating systems.

Secondly, for economic reasons. The world today has been plagued by crisis. And I am pretty sure that if you are an internet marketer or even just an ordinary person, you will really avoid spending much money. Well guess what? Windows based operating system will cost you hundreds of dollars just for you to acquire all the things that you need for your computer, Operating System, Anti Virus, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, DreamWeaver, PDF maker, etc.

In Ubuntu, it is totally free. And all these programs have it's own equivalence even the anti virus (though most linux doesn't have anti virus because there is almost no virus in linux).

XP, VISTA vs. UBUNTU, Mandriva, OpenSuse, etc.

Adobe Photoshop vs. GIMP

MS Office vs. Open Office

DreamWeaver vs. Kompozer (formerly NVU)

Commercial PDF makers vs. Open Office direct PDF making

All these softwares are free. Though I really cannot tell which is best, but if one of your main categories is economical, Linux based programs will have the most points. But if you will count the “user friendly” aspect, then “maybe” windows based programs will still win. But then again it is all up to you to decide.

Finally, if you are really looking for some “real” colleagues, Ubuntu will really be one of the best. Ubuntu has the best forum on the net. I have been around the forum for a months now, and wow, there are really lots of people who loves to help you. No hidden secrets about Ubuntu. They will tell you how to troubleshoot your own computer.

So there you are. If you are a newbie in internet marketing and really want to get ahead start without spending a dime (granted that you already have your own pc), then you can try UBUNTU.

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UBUNTU For Acer Aspire 4330

There is really no doubt that UBUNTU is one of the best operating system that I have used. I've been using computer for about 10 years now. I have used Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, and XP. I also have tried Fedora, Ubuntu, and Novell in 2004.

Today, I am now using UBUNTU 8.04 Hardy Heron on my laptop ACER ASPIRE 4330. And it is really great in comparison with XP. There are things that I really love with Ubuntu Linux. Not only that I love its philosophy, I also love the software that comes with it.

In my previous article, I pointed out that UBUNTU have improved much since the time that I first used it. And today, I am very happy and satisfied that I am using UBUNTU.

Here are some staggering advantage in using this great operating system:
1.It is completely free, including the upgrades.
2.It is virus free.
3.The UBUNTU Support forum is just REALLY GREAT, the BEST forum I ever entered.
4.UBUNTU now is a lot easier to use. Though still not as easy as windows, but it is more like it now compared to what it was 4 years ago.
5.Literally speaking, if we are only talking about office works and web development, I think that it is already 90% capable to do the work as what windows can. In fact, in some cases, it is far better than windows can do.

Here are some few disadvantages:
1.More than half of the world uses Microsoft Windows program. This is why all the programs that you may like in windows, may not completely compatible with Ubuntu Linux like Microsoft games and other window based softwares like Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop.
2.Some latest hardwares does not come with Linux support drivers. Though, many hardware manufacturers now have Linux support drivers, there are still few that does not. And this might be a serious problem in running some of your softwares when using Ubuntu Linux.
3.Installation and repairing of system is a little complicated. I will say that it really needs a hands on study. But this is an advantage of Ubuntu at the same time, because even though installation and removing of software programs is a little complicated, it makes it system more stable and easier to recover in comparison to windows. This means that you have to be familiar with the commands, and always in connection with the forum.

So if you are going to ask me which one will I choose; UBUNTU Linux or Windows??? The answer is UBUNTU Linux.

Most of the time I use my computer for office works only and not for games. And fortunately, everything that I need for my office works exists in UBUNTU. So why should I have to stick and pay, when I can get a virus free, and TOTALLY FREE operating system?

My laptop is Acer Aspire 4330. In it is UBUNTU. I must admit though that right now, my video is not working that well because of driver problem. Intel has not yet updated their video drivers. But soon it will. And when it comes, I will completely shift to UBUNTU, and will no longer use windows.

To view more about UBUNTU: CLICK HERE!!!
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Review on Acer Aspire 4330-592G32Mn With L inux

Acer Aspire 4330-592G32Mn And L
inux
(http://www.acer.com.ph/notebook.php?pkey=123)



SPECS:
Processor Type: Intel Celeron M 575 (2.0GHz, 1MB, 667FSB)


Chipset: Mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset

Memory: 1GB DDR2 RAM


Video Type: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M with up to 1759 MB of Intel DVMT 5.0 (64 MB of Dedicated Memory, up to 1695 MB of Shared Memory )

56K Modem and Gigabit LAN

Wireless LAN Built in Wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g/Draft-N) Wireless (Atheros AR5B91 Wireless Network Adapter)


Card Reader: Built in 5 in 1 Card Reader

Built-in Camera: Acer CrystalEye Webcam

This Acer Aspire comes with Linpus Linux software. To be honest, this the software is a little complicated and is not user friendly. If you are not familiar and do not use Linux that hard, this operating system will not do good for you. The thing is, you have to be familiar with the basic commands of the linux.

However, the recommended software for this laptop is VISTA. Even the drivers that comes with it are VISTA ready. So if you are planning to use XP on this laptop, you may have to spend a little more time downloading the drivers on the net.

My Personal Feedback

This laptop is really sleak in its design. Crystal clear camera with a crystal clear monitor. This may be the trademark of the Acer art.

What I just don't like with this laptop is the very limited USB port. It has ONLY 2, AS IN TWO USB PORTS. In my case, the other USB port is damaged, so I cannot also use it. Shew... anyway, I must admit that I am still really enjoying this really nice laptop.

Another thing that I do not like with this laptop is the mediocre sound. Comparing it to DELL Presario, DELL is still ahead in its technology when it comes to laptop sound.

So if I have to grade this laptop, I will grade it with 4 out of 5, 5 being the highest.

Partnering it with UBUNTU Linux

Well, I really like UBUNTU Linux. I really have no problem running all the softwares in this laptop upon my installation of UBUNTU Linux except for some problems that may involve hardware-driver supports.

Here are the things that you will really have to work on:

Video playing. Since some of the drivers of intel especially the new hardware supports is not yet supported with some linux operating systems including ubuntu. Though I tried checking the internet though, i found out that OpenSUSE and Mandriva. But since I am using UBUNTU, boy, even until now that I am writing this, I still cannot play video here because all my other programs running including my desktop freezes except for my mouse cursor.

WIFI Problem. As I said many hardware used in this laptop are still new to market and because of that, many most linux softwares does not yet support these hardwares. Maybe we only have to wait for a few more months....

Camera. Well, there is really nothing wrong in running the acer built in camera in this laptop using UBUNTU. However, the resolution and the output is mediocre in comparison to that if you are using XP or Vista. But again, Ubuntu might be far more better than that of Windows in the near future.

Over all, I love this laptop while having the linux ubuntu installed. It's just there are some problems that needs to be resolved.:)) And if I will have to choose between Linux and Windows, I will still choose Linux.
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Getting my hands on UBUNTU: Linux for REAL Human Beings

I guess everybody really loves FREE. When it comes to software resources, I would really grade this Operating System with a staggering 10 as the highest.

5 years ago, I tried using Ubuntu. But Ubuntu during those times are still ugly. You will still have to mount the your humble USB manually. It requires lot of knowledge first before you will be able to use Ubuntu effectively.

But guess what, time has changed after 4 years. Try Ubuntu now, and you will really see what I am saying. Here are just some nice modifications that you can see in this great software.

Easy program installation. This new feature will allow you to EASILY download programs from the net easily.

More FREE Softwares. My favorite. Ubuntu has hundreds of FREE open softwares that you can download right away.

Better graphics. I really love the new backgrounds that Ubuntu is now using.

More Games. Many don't use linux because of the lack of games. Well, to be honest, linux really lacks graphical games. But in fairness, today, Ubuntu linux has GAMES. Of course you cannot still play games like NBA and other window games. But, some of the graphix (video card based) based games are now playable in Ubuntu. It is safe to say that Ubuntu is no longer a boring software.

Free GIMP. GIMP is an open software that can work as an Adobe Photoshop in linux. I'm just not so sure if it has a feature like the Photoshop that can work with ecovers. I think this is might be the only lacking thing that GIMP has to develop. Developers should work more on developing features that can really help and make the works of Web designers and internet marketers easier.

There are more in Ubuntu. I suggest that you try it now and tell the difference.
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Important Tips and Links!!!

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Mailing List for Affiliate Marketers

If you are an affiliate marketer who wants to make a comfortable living from referring your prospects to other people’s product or service for decent commissions, then you must consider building your own mailing list.

Building your mailing list of hungry prospects can be one of the best investments you will ever make, as it is time and effort worth spending on. When you strike on a Joint Venture and have a new product or service to endorse, you can look no further than your own mailing list.

Granted, that most affiliates, as in more than 90 percent of them, are not making money from affiliate programs, but this often results from the same amount of effort focused on least effective methods.

While having your own mailing list is, by a long mile, not the only effective affiliate marketing method, you can make affiliate sales very quickly even in the next few hours after sending a sales message, provided that your mailing list is huge and responsive.

This is often true, because owning your own mailing list for you to endorse products and services to is one of the fastest-producing results, beating other affiliate marketing methods imaginable.

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Ebay Banned the Digital Products

Ebay did not like the "feedback" manipulation of the ebayers. Most buyers just buy because they want to gather positive feedbacks. The risk is very low, and you'll have a positive feedback for the cost of only Php 25.00.

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Boost Your Ebooks Sales And Go Viral

5 Easy Ways to Ramp Up Your E-Book Sales

Once you've written your E-Book, got your Website up and integrated your shopping cart, you can sit back and start waiting for the money to come rolling in, right?

WRONG!

These days it's getting harder than ever before to be able to get people to notice you – and just because "you build it" doesn't mean they're going to come.

So what's an author to do?

Actually, thanks to all the tools that are available to you – including Web 2.0 – marketing your book – and ramping up your sales – is not as hard as you might think.

In fact, here are a few ideas to get your juices flowing. Add them to your sales plan, and use them as a jumping off place to help you make even more sales.

Create a long-term plan before you write even one word of your first book. The truth of the matter is that you're probably never going to get rich from writing one E-book. So before you start writing your first book, start thinking about your second book. And the first product that will tie into your first book. And the second. And then the third.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Come up with as many different income streams as you can and plan to build them into your plan. For example, can you create a workbook from your E-book? What about recording some audio files that go into further details or give more information. What about doing a joint venture with other experts in your industry?

Sell more books at one time. If your book covers any one of a number of popular subjects – self-help or development, home improvement, business, religion – there are probably corporations, organizations or niche markets that are always on the look-out for inexpensive gifts or bonuses for their employees, clients or associates. Your book could be just the ticket. Although you might have to go down in price – what do you think sounds better? Selling one or two books at a time or selling box loads of them?

Once you've built up your credibility as a published author, it's time to take things to the next level. Have you ever dreamed of attending seminars or workshops as a presenter? What about having a speaking career and being flown all over the world speaking to people in your niche market? If you don't like traveling or crowds, consider putting together teleseminars or holding intimate bootcamps.

Create joint ventures. This is the fastest and easiest way to leverage your expertise and start raking in the cash. Find people who are in similar – but not competing industries as yours. Explore ways for you to provide value to both of your customers while you're cross-selling or upselling. For example, if you own a restaurant, what about creating a special Valentine's Day promotion with the local florist. Offer free drinks or desserts to any of the florist's customers who bring in a special card (that you've provided to them) when they come to your restaurant. And your joint venture partner (the florist) gives you roses or carnations that can be given out to any women when their companion gives you the special dessert card. See how simple that is? Real value that makes your customers happy, and builds loyalty and trust – and positions both of you as the first people your customers think of when they need flowers or want a romantic restaurant or a place to eat during a special occasion.


 
 


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How To Use A Tell A Friend Script To Drive Traffic Today

More and more webmasters have the recurring dilemma on how to increase the flow of traffic in the websites. During the past few years many methods that been developed to solve this predicament. While most of them would work there are those that would not make even a small impact.

One of the methods that have spawned many success stories in driving traffic into websites is viral marketing. Viral marketing makes use of the tendency of a person to share something to find informative, entertaining or amazing.

Many companies bank on this behavior to spread their products and increase the popularity of their company or their website. Viral marketing makes use of many mediums in enticing this behavior. It might be in the form of an interesting story, an addicting flash game, an amusing video and many others that may catch a person’s fancy.

This ingenious form of marketing is typically low cost and is a wonderful tool for any company to utilize. The benefit greatly overshadows the cost or efforts to initialize this marketing scheme. Any website would greatly benefit that viral marketing.

Tell A Friend Script

One of the easiest methods in viral marketing is using a tell a friend script. This is a simple programming script that you can attach to the programming of your website. Generally, tell a friends script are installed in pages where a media is placed so that a person can easily send the media to any of his friends or his family members.

The basic concept of a tell a friend script is a script wherein a person may input his name, e-mail address, the recipient’s e-mail address and send the media to the intended recipient much like an e-mail with an attachment. As the recipient receives the e-mail he wouldn’t think of the mail a spam mail because he would see the sender’s name as someone he or she knows and trust.

Tell a friend script eliminates greatly the chances of being blocked because they use the information inputted by the sender. This allows for wider spreading of this marketing method. It can be quite sneaky but it is very effective.

With the e-mail sent and opened the sent media will either be read, viewed or played. Also along with the mail would be a brief description of the company or site that sponsors the media sent. This allows for the introduction of either the site, company name or its products. The along with it is another tell a friend script.


Then the process begins again. As more people use the tell a friend script, more and more people will know of the existence of the sponsoring company or site. People who read the ads inside the mail who liked what they see would go and click on the link and visit the site. This drives traffic into the site resulting to great number of potential customers.

Tell A Friend Script Availability

A tell a friend script is very simple and does not require a complicated method of programming. In fact, you can copy paste a script and simply put it on an intended page. Finding one is even simpler. All you have to do is go to a search engine and type in the search box “tell a friend script” then press enter or click go.

In the search results page you will see many links that will direct you to a site where you can get a tell a friend script. It would just be a simple matter of looking and searching for the script and copying it to your intended web page.

With a tell a friend script viral marketing strategy you can drive traffic into your site which could potentially spell profits. This is a simple harmless script that offers great benefits for low cost paired with great creativity and foresight.

It is imperative that you have patience in using a tell a friend script. If your chosen media doesn’t get the mileage that is expected of it, it may take some time before it gets spread or shared. But surely many people will see your ads and there is great probability that they will visit your site increasing your traffic flow.
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Effectively Using Overture/Yahoo To Get Website Visitors

Overture or now known as Yahoo because of Yahoo’s takeover, was the original inventor of the use of the P4P or Pay for Performance. Overture saw that the internet was fast becoming the easiest and most convenient way to shop, and advertising was going to hit at an all time high because of the many businesses in the arena.

To get a person to go to a site than others, it needs to be very visible. Providing ads that could direct potential consumers and costumers to their site would allow them to have an increase in traffic as well as sales. Yahoo provides a service that can put a site or company’s ad in their sites that can be shown when certain keywords are inputted.

Yahoo offers a chance for any company to increase their traffic by using their services. With more people being aware of your site, there would be more traffic and visitors to your site given the chance to view your pages as well as your products. With even a small percentage of successful sales, with a high traffic volume this could still be a substantial figure for your company.

Getting a consistent substantial flow of website visitors is every company’s goal. Many methods are devised and utilized to ensure that there would be more people to boost the sales and to be aware of the existence of such a product or service. Website visitors are potentially the life blood of your internet based business.

Yahoo/Overture utilizes the same principle as Google’s Adwords. In fact, they are very similar to each other that they use keyword and keyword phrase searches and to determine which ads to show per search. When a person types in a keyword or keyword phrase to search for anything, the search engines gives out the results in a page. Then at the right side of the page, you will see selected ads that have paid for their ads to be viewed with certain keywords and keyword phrases searched.

For example, Lets say you run a car parts retail/wholesale site. You choose keywords that can prompt or trigger your ads to be shown in the page when a keyword is searched. When a search engine user types in Honda Accord, your ad may come up if you have designated that as one of your keywords. You don’t need to fully optimize your site with Search Engine Optimization methods and techniques.

While some labor so hard to make their site one of the high ranking sites per keyword search, you get the chance to be on the top of the list or at least in the first page of a search result increasing your chance to be clicked on. With that, you drive traffic and website visitors to your site a lot faster.

You will have to pony up some cash when using this service though. There are different ways Yahoo/Overture will charge you. It may be in the number of Keywords or Keyword phrases your ad uses or in the many times your ad is clicked on. Others offer many other services like having your ad show up not only in the search engine pages but also with some third party sites.

Third party sites support ads that have the same theme or niche as them. With more areas your ad is shown, you increase the chances of people knowing about your site or product. With more website visitors you increase the sales of your site which makes your investment with your ads a wise one.

With so many competitions in the internet based businesses, it is necessary to take a huge leap forward from the pack by advertising. Yahoo/Overture will be a great place to start. Many have utilized their services and have reaped the rewards of this decision. It’s a marketing strategy that will increase your website visitors as well as increase your sales resulting to profit.

It takes money to make money, while there are some methods that are basically low cost or free, using a marketing service such as what Yahoo/Overture offers will provide results faster and on a larger scale. Many businesses have learned this the hard way, don’t be counted with them.
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SEO Myths

Google is like the Holy Grail of marketing on the web. Rank well in
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Ways To Improve Sales Through Your Website

Anyone who has been marketing online knows that the lifeblood of a business is the traffic of a site. More visitors equal more sales. However, here are some ways that you can tweak your sites with to improve sales without the need to get more visitors.

The first method is to weave in your personal touch in your sales message. Nobody wants to be sold to by a total stranger, but many people will buy what their close friends recommend to them. If you can convince your audience that you are a personal friend who has their best interest at heart, they will be convinced to buy your products. Remember to speak to an individual in your salesletter, not to your whole audience.

The second method is to publish testimonials and comments from your customers. A good idea would be to publish both good and bad comments; that way prospects will be really convinced that these testimonials are real. When prospects see testimonials on your website, they will have the confidence to buy from you because human beings follow the herd mentality; when others have bought and proven it authentic, they will jump on the bandwagon and buy too.

Use visual representations for the problems and solutions that your product offers. Not everyone will read your text copy from the head to the tail, but most people will pay attention to images on your website.

Offer quality bonuses to accompany the product. When you offer bonuses that complement your product, your prospects will feel it's a very good deal and it would be stupid to miss it. Be sure to state the monetary value of your bonuses so that people will be even more compelled to grab your good bargain.

Lastly, ask for the sale! Many people entice their prospects with the benefits of their product, sell to them with stories of how it has solved many problems, even offered killer bonuses but forget to ask for the sale. Give a clear instruction on how to buy your product (e.g. "click the button to buy now!").
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The Importance of A Good Design

Your website is the hub of your online business; it is the virtual representation of your company whether your company exists physically or not. When you are doing business online, people cannot see you physically like how they could if they were dealing with an offline company. Hence, people do judge you by your covers. This is where a good design comes in.

Imagine if you are running an offline company. Would you allow your salespersons to be dressed in shabby or casual clothes when they are dealing with your customers? By making your staff wear professionally, you are telling your customers that you do care about quality. This works simply because first impressions matter.

Similarly, the same case is with your website. If your website is put together shabbily and looks like a 5 minute "quick fix", you are literally shouting to your visitors that you are not professional and you do not care for quality.

On the opposite, if you have a totally professional looking website layout, you are giving your visitors the perception that you have given meticulous attention to every detail and you care about professionalism. You are organised, focused and you really mean business.

On the other hand, you should also have anything related to your company well designed. From business cards to letterheads to promotional brochures, every little bit matters. This is because as you grow your business, these items become the face of your business. Once again, think of the "salesperson dressed shabbily" anology, and you will get my point.
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Search Engine Friendly Pages

There is no point in building a website unless there are visitors coming in. A major source of traffic for most sites on the Internet is search engines like Google, Yahoo!, MSN, Altavista and so on. Hence, by designing a search engine friendly site, you will be able to rank easily in search engines and obtain more visitors.

Major search engines use programs called crawlers or robots to index websites to list on their search result pages. They follow links to a page, reads the content of the page and record it in their own database, pulling up the listing as people search for it.

If you want to make your site indexed easily, you should avoid using frames on your website. Frames will only confuse search engine robots and they might even abandon your site because of that. Moreover, frames make it difficult for users to bookmark a specific page on your site without using long, complicated scripts.

Do not present important information in Flash movies or in images. Search engine robots can only read text on your source code so if you present important words in Flash movies and images rather than textual form, your search engine ranking will be affected dramatically.

Use meta tags accordingly on each and every page of your site so that search engine robots know at first glance what that particular page is about and whether or not to index it. By using meta tags, you are making the search engine robot's job easier so they will crawl and index your site more frequently.

Stop using wrong HTML tags to style your page. Use CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) instead because they are more effective and efficient. By using CSS, you can eliminate redundant HTML tags and make your pages much lighter and faster to load.
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educing Load Time Through Image Optimization

Even though more and more Internet users switch to broadband every year, a large portion of the web's population is still running on good old dialup connections. It is therefore unwise to count them out of the equation when you're designing your website, and a very major consideration we have to make for dialup users is the loading time of your website.

Generally, all the text on your website will be loaded in a very short time even on a dialup connection. The culprit of slow-loading sites is mainly large images on your website, and it is very important to strike a delicate balance between using just enough images to attract your users and not to bog down the overall loading time of your site.

You should also go to a greater length and optimize every image on your site to make sure it loads in the least time possible. What I really mean is to use image editing software to remove unnecessary information on your images, and thereby effectively reducing the file size of your image without affecting its appearance.

If you own Photoshop, it will be obvious to you that when you save an image as a JPEG file, a dialog box appears and lets you choose the "quality" of the JPEG image -- normally a setting of 8 to 10 is good enough as it will preserve the quality of your image while saving it at a small file size. If you do not have Photoshop, there are many free image compressors online that you can download and use to reduce your image's file size.

On the other hand, you can opt to save your images in PNG format to get the best quality at the least file size. You can also save your images in GIF format -- the image editing software clips away all the color information not used in your image, hence giving you the smallest file size possible. However, saving in GIF format will often compromise the appearance of your image, so make your choice wisely!

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Pros and Cons of Flash-based Sites

Flash-based sites have been a craze since the past few years, and as Macromedia compiles more and more great features into Flash, we can only predict there will be more and more flash sites around the Internet. However, Flash based sites have been disputed to be bloated and unnecessary. Where exactly do we draw the line? Here's a simple breakdown.

The good:

Interactivity

Flash's Actionscript opens up a vast field of possibilities. Programmers and designers have used Flash to create interactve features ranging from very lively feedback forms to attractive Flash-based games. This whole new level of interactivity will always leave visitors coming back for more.

A standardized site

With Flash, you do not have to worry about cross-browser compatibility. No more woes over how a certain css code displays differently in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera. When you position your site elements in Flash, they will always appear as they are as long as the user has Flash Player installed.

Better expression through animation

In Flash, one can make use of its animating features to convey a message in a much more efficient and effective way. Flash is a lightweight option for animation because it is vector based (and hence smaller file sizes) as opposed to real "movie files" that are raster based and hence much larger in size.

The bad and the ugly:

The Flash player

People have to download the Flash player in advance before they can view Flash movies, so by using Flash your visitor range will decrease considerably because not everyone will be willing to download the Flash player just to view your site. You'll also have to put in additional work in redirecting the user to the Flash download page if he or she doesn't have the player installed.

Site optimization

If your content was presented in Flash, most search engines wouldn't be able to index your content. Hence, you will not be able to rank well in search engines and there will be less traffic heading to your site.

Loading time

Users have to wait longer than usual to load Flash content compared to regular text and images, and some visitors might just lose their patience and click the Back button. The longer your Flash takes to load, the more you risk losing visitors.

The best way to go is to use Flash only when you absolutely need the interactivity and motion that comes with it. Otherwise, use a mixture of Flash and HTML or use pure text if your site is purely to present simple textual and graphical information.
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Mistakes To Avoid When Using Web Templates

Website templates are very affordable and they save you a lot of effort and time when you want to create a new layout for your website. However, a lot of people make mistakes in the process of choosing and using a web template and end up with something that was unlike the image they had in mind. Here are some guidelines to help you avoid those mistakes.

The first obvious mistake you should be aware of is using a template that is very popular. If many people use the same template, your website will not appear unique at all and your credibility as a solid, different website will be tarnished. In other words, you will appear generic just like your next-door neighbours.

To whole point of using a web template is to save time and effort. You just change the title and appropriate details and you're done. The biggest mistake one makes is to customize the template beyond recognisation. While that may be good in the sense that you're creating a unique graphic, you're defying the very purpose of using a web template -- saving time and effort.

However, on the opposite side, if a template you purchase is suitable but some changes must be made to suit your site's theme, then you will have to take some time to make the changes. For example, you can find a very nice template that suits your hobby site except the original designer has put an image of stamps in the header. You can find images of garden plants and spades to replace the stamps for your gardening hobby site. However, do only make the necessary changes and don't redesign the whole template.

In some circumstances, some people simply make the wrong choice of templates. This is a very subjective issue but you have to be careful in selecting templates to suit your audience. Do not choose templates just because they are pretty, choose them because they serve your purpose.

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Building Your Mailing List with Downloads

A mailing list is the lifeblood of your online business. The old adage "the money is in the list" cannot be true enough -- if you had a targeted list of prospects to contact each time you have a new product, you will be able to save a lot of effort by marketing it to your existing list of targeted prospects.

You can actually build up a targeted list of prospects that are interested in your products by offering a relevant download on your website. For example, let's take a look at a very good example -- apple.com. When you download the free iTunes and Quicktime software from their site, they will ask you to fill in an optional name and email form so that they can send you offers on songs that you can purchase via -- guess where -- iTunes!

In reality, you do not need to offer such a "heavyweight" download such as a full-feature software like iTunes. You can attract prospects equally well with some quality freebies such as a simple report, a free wallpaper, and so on. The important thing is that your download offers enough value for the prospect to be willing to give away his/her own email address to get it.

However, slapping together a simple download and putting a link on your website won't be enough to attract qualified prospects. You will have to do some homework in order for your lead-generating mechanism to work well for you.

First of all, you must place your download form prominently on your website. Preferably, dedicate a page to it and link to that page from every other page of your website. That way, there is no way your visitors cannot find the download page, and when they do, you'll get some of them converted into your prospects!

Also, you have to put a little effort into promoting your download. Explain and elaborate on the values of the download, and why your visitors should download it. You might think why would anyone want to pass on a freebie, but most of your visitors would be too lazy to take the effort to download it because most of their downloads just sit on the harddisk collecting virtual dust. It is hence important to show your visitors why they should download your freebie.
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Make It Easy To Buy From Your Site

Convincing your prospects to purchase from you is a hard job, but have you ever thought that you're making the process twice as difficult for both parties if your prospects are convinced but don't know how to buy from you? No matter how good you are at convincing your prospects, they won't buy if they find the process cumbersome.

First, you will want to check that people can find your order form easily and hassle-free. You can write a clear, concise paragraph to direct your prospects to your order form so that you can minimize the chances of them getting lost. You can also reduce the chances of losing prospects by putting a prominent link to your order page from every other page on your site.

Also, do you offer multiple payment options? Some people may feel comfortable paying via Paypal, some may only want to pay with their credit card and others might want to send a cheque. The more options you offer, the better your chances of covering your prospects' desired payment method. After all, it wouldn't make any sense to sell hard to a prospect only to find that they won't be able to pay you when they want to.

On the other hand, you will want to prove that you are a credible merchant. Is your order form secured using encryption technology? You would want to look into SSL for this. You can also offer a money back guarantee so that people will feel confident about buying from you. How about after sales support? Who do they contact when they have problems after purchasing?

Alternatively, you can add customer testimonials, your contact information, address, and so on to boost your prospects' confidence. Make them feel safe about buying something from you, a total stranger to them on the other end of the Internet.

As a conclusion, it would be very pitiful if you sold hard and sold well to a prospect and something goes wrong when he or she is ready to pay. Eliminate any chances of that to maximize your profits!
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Cash For Content Review

Product Name: Cash for Content
Author: Matthew Sherborne
Pages: 123
Price: $49.97

Upon looking at this eBook, I really thought that this is just like all the other eBooks that I have read that tells you all the same thing. As a reviewer and maker of an eBook, I am looking for something unique and very useful. Most readers don’t really need an eBook that comes from Private Label Right articles that has been put together without editing.

When it comes to uniqueness, I will rate this book (1-5) with 5 stars. It is unique in its presentation. The usefulness, I will give this book with 5 stars. This is the biggest asset of this book. Do you really want to start an online income right away? Buy this eBook. It tells you and teaches you in a detailed way on how you can earn income in many ways. The good thing is it gives you the LINKS to the sites that are really intended to help you get started for an online income. Unlike other eBooks, they will tell you to join affiliates but will not give you a link to a good one, or sometimes tells you to join a review club without giving you the link of a good one. This makes it unique and useful because he gives you useful links.

How about its profitability? Well, the facts that he gave you the links (with good preview of the sites) and gave a short review to each one; the more you can well decide where to join.

Is the price ok? I think, it compensates your money. Here’s what you get from $49.97
1. The very useful and profitable eBook itself which I can agree with its value at $97.
2. The Master Resale Rights of the eBook which has value of $297.
3. The Bonus: “Cash for Content Toolbox” $27.

Is that all? That’s what you get if you buy directly to the author himself. But if buy from me, I will give you three more extra bonus eBooks that you will surely love.
1. Blog It Bloggers worth $19 – 23 pages
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Another thing that I want to point out, have you encountered sites that asks you to pay them for you to earn an income? This eBook gives you the links to sites that are free to join, but you still will earn an income.

Summary
Strength: Usability and Unique, compensate the price.
Weakness: The Price easily turns off buyers without knowing the useful content.
Overall Rate: Excellent in content and usefulness.

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Building Your Mailing List with Downloads

A mailing list is the lifeblood of your online business. The old adage "the money is in the list" cannot be true enough -- if you had a targeted list of prospects to contact each time you have a new product, you will be able to save a lot of effort by marketing it to your existing list of targeted prospects.

You can actually build up a targeted list of prospects that are interested in your products by offering a relevant download on your website. For example, let's take a look at a very good example -- apple.com. When you download the free iTunes and Quicktime software from their site, they will ask you to fill in an optional name and email form so that they can send you offers on songs that you can purchase via -- guess where -- iTunes!

In reality, you do not need to offer such a "heavyweight" download such as a full-feature software like iTunes. You can attract prospects equally well with some quality freebies such as a simple report, a free wallpaper, and so on. The important thing is that your download offers enough value for the prospect to be willing to give away his/her own email address to get it.

However, slapping together a simple download and putting a link on your website won't be enough to attract qualified prospects. You will have to do some homework in order for your lead-generating mechanism to work well for you.

First of all, you must place your download form prominently on your website. Preferably, dedicate a page to it and link to that page from every other page of your website. That way, there is no way your visitors cannot find the download page, and when they do, you'll get some of them converted into your prospects!

Also, you have to put a little effort into promoting your download. Explain and elaborate on the values of the download, and why your visitors should download it. You might think why would anyone want to pass on a freebie, but most of your visitors would be too lazy to take the effort to download it because most of their downloads just sit on the harddisk collecting virtual dust. It is hence important to show your visitors why they should download your freebie.

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Website Customization: What can we do?

Nowadays, in this trendy world, people get very uptight when they do not look entirely presentable. This would also be the case in web designing.

Every individual would definitely want their website to look good, if not, to the best they can. Here are a few things we could look out for when wanting to create a professional looking webpage.

Color Schemes and Themes.

When designing, always choose matching colors. An example of a matching color would be to have a dark background, with visible words and designs. With the dark theme, try not to mix too many bright colors into the design. What we should NEVER do, is to mix two very different colors, such as purple and yellow. Now, of course, it would depend on the purpose of the website, but those two colors are too striking for one who wants it to look more professional.

Themes must always suit the company or rather, the organization / etc. If the website was made to cater for a food company, it would be wise to stick to that particular category, rather than to revert to a different theme, such as machinery.

Fonts should be used in regard to the formality of the website. A simple sans-serif font would suffice in most cases. Exceptional cases such as design and art groups might want to use fanciful designs and fonts. Of course, that’s only if you know what you’re doing.

Finally, we must always try to think of our visitors, see the way they see. The resolutions and file sizes of the pictures must not be too large in terms of size. This is to allow maximum compatibility and cater our visitor’s needs.

So, planning is something we should always do, before attempting something.
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The Key to Better Websites (Part 2)

Introduction

Importance of the latter :

Design, design, design. To put the wonders of a good design into perspective, imagine a when we are purchasing a T-Shirt. First of all, what do we look at? The design of the T-Shirt, of course. Well most people do, other than the material factor. But let’s assume the all other factors are constant, wouldn’t the design or looks, become the key aspect then?

2 ) Design

Putting oneself in another individual’s shoes, as usual. Here are another two situations.

Situation A : A website with good design and breathtaking graphics. (Good color schemes with matching theme), pictures. (Optimum resolutions and relevant) and proper fonts and word sizes.

Situation B : A website inversely equipped with hideous graphics and pictures in terms of resolution, quality and relevancy. (Red pictures with a bright green background) Fonts used were not matching albeit too fanciful. (Too small, artsy font-types)

Situation A, visitors that enter the website are immediately awestruck by the design and artwork. The well placed pictures and designs will somewhat symbolizes the positive nature of the company/website. As we know, most people DO judge by impression.

As for Situation B, the shabby environment due to severe lack of creativity and badly taken pictures wouldn’t exactly help in attracting visitors. Fonts that were hard to be read, let alone comprehended, and mismatching themes in terms of color, isn’t exactly welcoming, is it?

Analysis: Now, the main idea here is to always plan your websites, try to get other individuals for feedback and perspectives. Each mindset might differ, but at least you will get room for improvement. Don’t get me wrong, even a plain website with proper design would generate plenty of positive implications, but the key idea here is to at least maintain an impressionable website.


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