Your Questions About Internet Marketing News

Joseph asks…

How private/secure is the internet?

Just wondering, are websites allowed to keep tab on the sites you go, know your name from cookies or something etc. I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT GIVING OUT FREE INFO ON CONTESTS or whatever. Just like… right now, being on any website, what information is being taking, etc.

barry0912 answers:

Kath, like it or not the Internet is the Wild West of data…anything goes.
For starters, how’s this for ‘right now’:
Yahoo! & Google breach of trust to it’s patrons reached a new low.
Both services submissively bowed to advertising conglomerates, by adopting ‘phorm’ inspired “targeted advertising”; a ‘data siphon’ method that directs your clickstream to 3rd party advertisers, and builds a portfolio on your surf habits.
This may make your browser display pop-ups which you have no control over, and may in fact do many other un-requested actions with your entire system.

Google itself has spyware.
From their Privacy Center page
(http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html)
“No personally identifiable information – We don’t collect or serve ads based on personal information without your permission.”
Notice the last 3 words…yet it is specifically an “Opt Out” condition!

And Gmail, once perceived to be ‘safe’, actually scans all your mail & then selects advertising based on the content. It’s “for your own good….”
http://mail.google.com/mail/help/about_privacy.html

“Google uses the DoubleClick DART cookie on our Google content network …”
These guys are the used car salesman of the internet, very ‘slippery’ characters burying their methods, details & opt out choices with layer after layer, page after page of non-sense & merry-go-round tactics plus non-functioning links, etc.
All I can say is keep trying & get as many of these tracking portfolios killed as you can.

Yahoo! Calls their invasion of privacy “Matched advertising”, and it stems from the ‘Network Advertising Initiative’ (NAI), a conglomerate of advertising kingpins and requires “Opt Out” to defray the advertising tsunami from Yahoo’s partners in this server based spyware/adware (and to stop them from creating a ‘profile’ of you).
“Opt out” sign in pages;
Yahoo here: http://info.yahoo.com/relevantads/
Google here: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html
NAI garbage here: http://networkadvertising.org/managing/o…
DoubleClick here: http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

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Yahoo has gone insane.
**CRITICAL RECENT DEVELOPMENT**
Get this: the ‘new’ Yahoo by default, allows your Yahoo! Contacts computers, to send to whatever 3rd party software they have on THEIR computer, information about you! Can you believe that!!?
This is something you must end ASAP.
Look in your mail account settings (ya, it’s buried very conveniently) and uncheck this box!

Go to your Yahoo! Mail: near the “Welcome (your name)”, tick the ‘Profile’ link; next page, upper right corner, tick ‘Settings’; next page, near the bottom is the box to uncheck.

This is spying, pure and simple.
And the deterioration of trust with Yahoo! Grows…it’s pathetic.

IMHO: the installation of the 3rd party data siphon servers, @ Yahoo & Google, et al, have for the last 4 weeks or so, been responsible for the Internet wide “glitches” and server interruptions, and is subjecting all users to massive invasion of privacy.

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Note: New US Court ruling “…the U.S. Federal Communications Commission that mandate telecommunications carriers must get an “opt-in” before disclosing customers’ information to a carrier’s joint venture business partner or an independent contractor.

The FCC “gave sufficient reasons for singling out the relationships between carriers and third-party marketing partners,” the court said in denying the petition for judicial review sought by the NCTA.”
http://tech.yahoo.com/news/nm/20090213/tc_nm/us_fcc_cable_court

But even this appears to be only a ‘suggestion’ from the court & may be good news; we’ll see.

Sharon asks…

internet security???????

hey guys,
been using for Kasper’s 2010 IS for quite a while now. I am thinking of changing my IS to something that doesn’t slow down my computer as much.
so basically can you list a IS that is close or better then Kasper’s in security, but doesn’t slow down my computer as much?
thanks,
Tim

Some System specs:

4gb ram
500gb hdd
intel core 2 quad q8200 2.33ghz i think?

barry0912 answers:

Norton Internet Security 2009 (NIS 2009) is currently the FASTEST internet security package (at 7mb memory usage only!) (beats kaspersky by 15mb)

Proof http://www.pcauthority.com.au/Review/127995,norton-internet-security-2009-believe-the-hype.aspx

NIS 2009 has the lowest system usage (therefore fastest) product on the market. With high a detection rate of 92% on par with Kaspersky.

Norton Internet Security 2009 is the Fastest (more proof)

http://www.bastillwork.net/security-software/norton-internet-security-2009.html

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Norton-Internet-Security-2009-to-Come-with-Super-High-Speed-86321.shtml

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=104478

Also answerers must understand, a free anti-virus alone can’t fully protect a system.

By the time of answering this, NIS 2010 has just been released. Faster than ever and using new reputation-based technology, this eliminates the old signature-based scanning and opens new potentials for nexgen security.

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Your Questions About Title Nine

Helen asks…

Title Nine’s Frog Bra?

Tell me about your experiences with it.
From sizing, to trying it out, whatever.

Does it really work for squishing? LOL.
Yeah…I have some pretty big boobs.
DDD.
It’s okay if they aren’t completely flat, this is my first D:

;embarassed;

barry0912 answers:

I’ve never used it, mostly because from what I’ve heard my breasts are too large to be bound by it. I’d recommend one of Underwork’s binders instead, depending on breast size.

I’ve got a link to some binder reviews which might help out some, and my blog post on binding. Good luck!

James asks…

in lord of the flies what does chapter nine “a view to a death” title mean?

what does the chapter title mean?

barry0912 answers:

Well, I don’t know what context you want it in but this is my interpretation. I hope it helps in some way! 🙂 Although this is all thought of off the top of my head so sorry if it is disjointed or just absolute rubbish!

‘A view to a death’ sounds quite distant and cold. The word ‘view’ is used to show how we, the readers, are looking at this murder from the outside. This is similar to how the boys, who have descended into savagery at this point and have been completely taken over by the thrill of the feast, kill Simon without any moral obligation at all. It is almost that they, like us, are trapped inside their own bodies watching what is happening but are unable to stop themselves. They are powerless over what they are doing like we are powerless to control what happens in the novel. However, earlier in the novel, we saw the scarred boy die in the fire. At that point, the boys still had innocence and were still schoolboys and were unable to totally comprehend the meaning of this. At this point, they have matured and for Ralph it is a wake up call because he has seen, or been given a ‘view’ to death/murder and he has seen what could happen in the future. The word death has probably been used here instead of something more vulgar like ‘murder’ because it was Simon’s death. He was different, less savage and more enlightened that the other boys, unlike how Piggy’s death is described in a much more animalistic way. Or, perhaps he used ‘death’ because the death, not the murder is what Golding considered the most important point in the chapter? Simon’s death represents the loss of innocence in the boys and deepens their descent into savagery. Golding could have used something other than a murder to convey the boys lack of civilisation, but he chose Simon. The death is only a small portion of the chapter, but the most significant part.

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Degree

Laura asks…

What is the MSN/MPH degree?

What kind of jobs can you get? I am having trouble finding out what the degree means and the job market for it.

barry0912 answers:

The MSN/MPH is a dual degree. The MSN stands for Master’s of Science in Nursing. The MPH stands for Master’s of Public Health. The job market is wide open for any degree in the medical field. The Master’s of Science in Nursing allows you to teach nursing, practice, management, or any job in nursing. The MPH degree focuses on public health and involves jobs such as the public health department and epidemiology such as agencies like the Center’s for Disease Control (Atlanta, GA). Do an internet search on just Nursing employment and you will see all the opportunities available. Public health just happens to be one small part of health care. Good Luck!

Daniel asks…

What degrees would you need for these jobs (10 points!)?

http://blog.lincolnedu.com/2013/01/digital-marketing-computer-development-named-most-in-demand-creative-jobs/

front end development
digital marketing
content development / online copywriting

barry0912 answers:

If this field is something you want to do, you should probably look at doing a business degree with a concentration in Information Systems. That will give you the IT knowledge with the business background that is relevant such as marketing. I’m qualified to do this job.

Before you enroll with this particular school you need to look at the reviews, pick a school that is accredited from a reputable source. Many schools you see on the internet are scams and since school is expensive you don’t want to come out and not be competitive in your field.

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WordPress blogs (occasionally decreased to WP) is definitely an incredibly amazing blog content and engine control process. It allows you to build and manage a blog or website with a simple and beautiful to utilize interface (known as the Dash board) and it has a collection of a huge number of clever plug-ins that make it do pretty much anything you can think of.

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There are numerous free of charge concepts available it’s hard to know where to start. Just seeking with the WordPress blogs Theme Database to the best concept could be time intensive.

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Under is really a internet site of receptive themes – all free – and many of them new patterns which were launched before couple of weeks.

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Services

Robert asks…

Learning Internet Marketing?

I’m interesting in learning how to make money with Internet marketing, but I don’t have a lot of money or time. I need to start generating some income fast, and I’m getting dizzy reading everything out there. Does anyone know of an affordable way to get started?

barry0912 answers:

I feel your pain. I went through dozens of eBooks and courses and found them all very confusing. I didn’t make any progess until I found Liz Tomey. She has a great way of making Internet marketing make sense and helped me to actually make money online. And she didn’t charge an arm and a leg.

She’s now offering a really afforable service where she takes you step-by-step and shows you how to make money now (before you get frustrated and give up.)

Take a look at it at http://profit-quicky.com. And good luck!

Nancy asks…

Internet marketing tools?

Tips

barry0912 answers:

Hi,
If you have a Web site and you need marketing advice, then perhaps I can help you. It would be helpful to look at your Web site. I hope it wasn’t one of those “free” Web sites.

Craigslist is just one arrow in your quiver of search marketing arrows. It’s free.

Hey! Did you know that the major search engines are going local? They are spending millions on local search. This is just another reason to have your own Web site, such as home-service.com. You should definitely have a dot com as part of your URL. This is what surfers expect.

SEO or search engine marketing (SEM) is critical for the success of your web site. Without it, you will get no traffic. No traffic = no customers = no money.

If you own a Web site, the Web site building software should have included SEO. Otherwise, using the software is a waste of time; the Web site building software is useless. SEO includes Internet marketing and while articles posting, etc. Is important, the most important thing is to select the right keywords that people use to find your Web site. You need to do keyword analysis to find the best keywords for your Web site.

Then, you need to sprinkle those keywords onto your Web pages so that the search engines will find them as their spiders crawl your Web site as well as putting them in your Title, Keywords, headings and description.

Why? Think about how the major search engines work. They key on what word or phrases the users enter. How do you find keywords that users want? Use Google itself at this URL:

https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

Just enter your keyword and it will tell you what the demand is for that keyword and how much it would cost to advertise it on Google via Google AdWords.

Supply and demand is important for keywords. You want to find the keywords with a huge demand, but very little supply.

Let me digress here and explain Supply and Demand. Assume that bad weather wipes out the coffee growing part of the world. The supply of coffee world-wide drops. But the demand is the same or increasing. Because there is a disconnect between the demand and the supply, the price of coffee goes up. It becomes a scarce commodity. Scarcity drives up prices. Look at oil and gasoline. There is plenty of oil, but the oil cartel, the companies that control how much oil is pumped out of the ground, decides how much to pump. They make sure they don’t pump too much. This would increase the supply and drive down the price of oil and gasoline. Same thing happens to coffee. The growers will plant more coffee to offset their bad year and soon the price of coffee plummets.

Same with keywords, some are scarce. Those are the ones you want, high demand, little supply.

Another good keyword analyzer is Wordtracker.com. This will cost you money, but it’s the best on the Web.

This is a very good book for building traffic: Search Engine Optimization – An Hour A Day by Jennifer Grappone and Gradiva Couzin.

With this book you do not need any costly SEO services.

There are Web site builders that do most of this SEO for you. Most free web site builders do not include SEO. That’s why most of them are a waste of time. Creating a Web site is easy, but it is only 10% of the job. The other 90% is SEO and it is critically important.

Do you know about Alexa rank? Alexa is an Amazon company that ranks Web sites. It takes the most active Web site which total about 65 million and compares your web site to all of them. Here is how to get to the Alexa Point Test:.http://traffic-test.sitesell.com/waltera1.html
If you have a rank under 500,000 you are doing good, it you are under 100,000 you are fantastic. Google is under 10. Free Web sites get a rank of “no data”; that means they are invisible to the search engines; they get no visitors, no targeted traffic. No traffic = no money.

The Web sites that score high on Alexa have lots of content. Content is king on the Internet. What is content? Its information, information that visitors find interesting and relevant to your keywords. The more pages you have on your Web site, the better. If you have only 5 or 6 pages, the search engines will ignore you. Once you get to about 30 pages, the search engines will begin to take notice. At that time you should begin to link to other Web sites. The search engines love links, but you must avoid link farms.

Trying to game the search engines is a thankless task. They have computer science PHds developing their search engine spiders. Do you think you can compete with them? Not likely.

Sneaky techniques are called “black hat” optimization. Won’t work. The SEs are changing constantly. You cannot find out what they do or how they do it. When someone finds a crack, they seal it up.

Linking is important. SEs love links.

Work hard to create more useful sites. Get great software for building web sites. One that does SEO for you.

The best way to get more traffic is to have lots of pages, 100s of them, thousands are better, with relevant content (information). SEs love quality content.

If you have the right Site Build it software, the software submits to search engines automatically.

How did you build your Web site? I hope it wasn’t one of those free web builder sites.

You see, there are lots of Web sites that will build a Web site for you. That’s where they end. Building a Web site as you probably know is only solving 5% of the puzzle. The other 95% is search engine optimization and internet marketing. Most Web Site Build It software will only do the first 5%, then they nickel and dime you to death with add-ons that purport to do SEO and internet marketing. Unfortunately most of them are scams.

So what is one to do if there is no help from your Web site building software. Do you know about NVU? This is a free web site builder that emuilates Microsofts Front Page and did I mention that it’s FREE. Go here to download: http://www.nvu.com/index.php

Get better software for Site Building. One that has some keyword analysis. Getting search engines to spider your Web site depends on your keyword selection.

Listen! The SEs find Web site by searching for keywords. If a Web site has the right keywords or phrases, the SEs will find it and send you to the front of the class.

But how do you know which keywords are the best. Ahhh! That’s the question and I will give you a web site that does keyword analysis and it’s free.

The Google AdWords Keyword Tool is an excellent preliminary brainstorming tool. Let’s say that you have ten ideas for a theme or Site Concept. This tool gives you a superb “high level snapshot” of how profitable each of your Site Concept possibilities might be. Here’s the URL: https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal – remember, it’s free

Here’s a book you might find helpful: Increase Your Web Traffic In A Weekend by Jerry Lee Ford, Jr and William R Stanek.

Kindest Personal Regards,

Walt Brown
Site Build It Certified Webmaster
http://results.sitesell.com/waltera1.html
capecod1@capecod-beaches.com

P.S. Start a blog to promote your Web site. Word press is a good one. It you have the right Web Site Build software, it includes a blog feature so that every time you create a new page, it gets posted on the Web as a blog.

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing News

Donna asks…

Where do I find market information about Peru concerning investment in advertising?

Where can I find data and market information about Peru concerning investment in each kind of advertising media (television, radio, press, internet, direct mail, etc.)

barry0912 answers:

There is a news paper in most Peruvian cities called Rueda de Negocios. I found this answer at http://lighttravelguide.com/forum.php?pq=El+Comercio

Sandra asks…

can a pc work without internet explorer and just use mozilla firefox?

barry0912 answers:

My PC doesn’t have Internet Explorer, or Windows Explorer, and I’ll bet it’s better than your PC 😉

It looks like just about everyone else on here is telling lies – I didn’t remove Internet Explorer, I never had it. My PC works without Internet Explorer – but I don’t JUST use Mozilla Firefox. I do use it a lot, and love that I can have ‘profiles’ set up.

I use Mozilla Firefox, I use Opera, I use Epiphany (lightweight gecko browser, same engine firefox but lighter browser) and Midori (webkit, like Safari) – and also I like Seamonkey, which is an ‘internet suite’ unlike browsers – it includes many features, like an Internet browser, email & newsgroup client, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools

Your question sounds a little like people who think that there is either Mac, which must only run Mac OSX, or PC which (in the Evangelist Microsoft campaign, must only run Microsoft).

Microsoft also launched campaigns to brainwash people, they pay many people to post on forums, and sites like Answers, in order to control thinking. The only reason they believe that Vista failed is that the people talked it down in forums.

Windows 7 is amazingly more successful – but in the words of an ex-Microsoft Evangelist (one of the guys who ran the campaign) “lets be real, Windows 7 is just Vista with a polished UI tweaks and *much* better marketing.”

Microsoft published on their own site, a complaint (relating to Internet Explorer not working with many internet sites because (in their words) the developers couldn’t take a few minutes to set up their site properley. Those sites included Windows Live, MSN sites, and included no less than 8 Microsoft hosted sites!!! Amazing!!! Yet news like this generally gets hidden, people generally get evangelistic about whatever Operating System they’re running (even though they might have many problems and hate it… Better the devil you know?)

If you have a PC and want to get away from the crap, then find something better, something free, or just an alternative for internet.

I use XP, it runs games on my system and has ACDSee Pro2, and several games. I disabled internet, and removed all of the security junk software also… So it now runs well.

When I am doing anything else (other than downloading 300 5MP pictures and adjusting them from my camera – and playing games) I boot to another Operating System.

Right now, I’m trying out Crunchbang Linux – wow, it’s amazingly fast after XP, but it’s a little basic. I prefer ubuntu for everything else. It’s great for net, it’s great for Office (free) it’s great for photo editing, making DVD’s, editing music, creating CD’s, well – whatever you wanna do, it’s great.

Sure, use Mozilla and avoid Internet Explorer. Better still, avoid Microsoft and their unfair business practices altogether. I’m amazed that any Christian can justify working to support such a Corporation!!! Show signs of charity for a few African Schools – when they could really give Free PC’s with really free software – and Ubuntu is better for kids than Windows ever could be!

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