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The Secret of URL Shorteners

Someone sends you a link in an email and it looks something like this: https://www.reallylonglink.com/extrabit1/anotherbit2/anotherbitsbrother/anotherbitssister/anotherbitsmother/anotherbitsfather/anotherbitsaunt/anotherbitsuncle%/ Someone else sends you this link: bit.ly/AB4i7j Which one would you click on? Both of these links lead to the same website and the same page, in fact they are exactly the same link. So what gives? Well the first link is what you will see in the address bar when you visit the website, the second link is an abbreviated version of that address. Why would you need to shorten links? Most link shortening tools came into existence when Twitter came along with their 140-character limit. Without these tools it would be impossible for most of us to share our daily news, tips and tricks. However there are those who have been in operation for a lot longer than that. Whilst Twitter was probably the catalyst for many URL shortening tools, shortened URLs can now be found on almost every Social Media site and are regularly used within emails and mobile devices. Lets face it, a short link looks and hell of a lot tidier, and the propensity to click on said link would be a lot higher. Maybe its just me, but I get...
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Drop Shipping For Beginners

Anybody that has taken the time to search for work from home opportunities will most likely have come across 'drop shipping'. Most of those that have come across the little gem that is drop shipping will also have come across many scams and pay-to-use schemes. There is no doubt that it can be a profit making opportunity, but drop shipping is much like affiliate marketing in terms of being a work from home area that is highly saturated with con artists willing to take your money. The key to success is to adopt a sense of realism and do your research before handing over any cash. What is drop shipping? In simple terms, drop shipping is selling other people's products online. This may sound similar to affiliate marketing, but unlike affiliate marketing you have control over how much the products cost and how much profit you take away. Drop shippers have access to databases of wholesale products that manufacturers are willing to ship on their behalf; all you have to do is promote the product through an Ecommerce site, process the order on behalf of the customer and sell it on. Whilst the majority of those that drop ship choose to...
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Effect of Social Networking and Free Mobile Application to Text messaging

Ever since the birth of the digital world, people have been enjoying the benefits of the said technology. It all started with digital cell phones and text messaging. People started to forget beepers and pagers and started appreciating the benefits of text messaging. Compared to having a pager, you won’t need to call an operator to send your message through. You can send it by yourself through a digital cell phone anytime, anywhere. Through the years, upgraded mobile phones have emerged and text messaging have never been easier!  For almost five years, text messaging has ruled the digital world that millions and millions of text messages are being sent and exchanged everyday, which contributed to a bigger share in the revenue of telecom companies. Of course with the fast paced world of technology, people didn’t stop from creating more ways to get in touch with each other. In the past years, social networking sites were a hit and became the most common ways to communicate. People have started to appreciate and use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Multiply, MySpace and more. Along with these social networking sites came marketing websites that allow you to buy targeted facebook...
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Autoresponders

If your business does a lot with email correspondence of any type, something you might want to think about is getting an autoresponder program or service of some sort.  The principle behind autoresponders is that you only have to write something once, then you can attach it to a predetermined database of emails and have them all go out at once.  There are many reasons why someone would want to use an autoresponder.  Of course we mentioned the first one, being to send a bunch of emails out to someone at once.  The reason an autoresponder is good for this, especially if you use a service, is that autoresponder services have already been added any spam blocker that's out there.  They require a double opt-in check for anyone who wants to sign up to receive what you have to offer, and all of it can happen while you're not around.That brings up reason number two.  If you happen to write a periodic email newsletter, new subscribers can request it at any time without your being around to have to add them to your list.  Once the person verifies that they want it, your autoresponder will send them your latest missive automatically.Reason...
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The Illustrious Webmaster Conferences

It's one thing to be a small time webmaster who is trying to make money on his website. It is an entirely different thing to try running a big blog or big informational website. Many times, it is not easy doing it alone and it requires a bit of team work.  However, while you can make relationships online, the best ones happen when you meet face to face and really discuss what your interests are. That's why online dating websites still require you to meet to determine whether you are a compatible match.  The problem is, many people don't really know what they need to do when they go to these conferences. Whether it is a conference for blogging, SEO, social media or some other form of Internet marketing and Internet business, it is important that you follow a few basic rules.  Come Prepared There is nothing worse than going to a conference and then not being prepared. One of the best things you can do is bring business cards. You can a bunch of business cards for cheap at Vista Print or PsPrint. The business card, ideally, should be double sided and needs to include the important information.  Before you...
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