Your Questions About Internet Marketing Services

Sandy asks…

Different internet service?

I have AT&T DSL internet service. I live in a household of three. Two with laptops, and me with my desktop and PS3. I am sick of this internet service!!! Every time even one person starts surfing the web, my computer starts running so slow!!! The internet starts going in and out of service at the most random times. And I usually have to wait until late night in the AM when everyone else is sleeping just to get a HALF decent connection. Whenever I want to play my PS3 I can’t because of the others are on their devices and it causes so much lag to the point where I eventually get signed out of the network and I can’t even connect back to the servers. I would LOVE to switch back to Comcast (even though the customer support sucks! it would definitely be worth it over my current service provider) but I live in an apartment building that is under contract with DirectTV (which also sucks) so there is no other possible way to get Comcast because we would need to have a cable connection by Comcast even if we didn’t want cable tv itself. So pretty much we can only get Comcast unless we move, which is out of the question! So are there any other internet service providers that do not need a cable connection that are faster and more reliable than AT&T??? Or can anyone please tell me what I can do to make my internet connection faster on my PS3 at least? Thanks in advance guys!
Also, my desktop and PS3 are on wired connections. And the two laptops are obviously wireless. See the problem here? lol

barry0912 answers:

DSL is usually the cheapest broadband option, albeit the slowest.

DSL – DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is a form of broadband Internet that is transmitted over standard twisted pair copper telephone lines. DSL speeds range from 256 Kbps to 6 Mbps depending on distance from the telephone company and plan that you purchase. Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Subscriber_Line

Standard DSL is rapidly being replaced by newer, faster technologies. DOCSIS 3.0 cable Internet has speeds up to a blazing 305 Mbps in certain areas. Fiber optic ADSL2+ and VDSL products are offered in excess of 100 Mbps.

Google and Time Warner even have 1 Gbps fiber being installed, that’s a whopping 1000 Mbps. Http://isp1.us/blog/time-warner-brings-1-gbps-fiber-links-to-new-york/

As far as wireless service go, There are some fast 4 G wireless services available. However you’ll not want wireless for your application for two reasons.

1.) Fair Usage Limits.

Most Internet providers impose limits on the amount of data you can download before they charge you overage fees or throttle your Internet speed to a crawl.

“Unlimited Internet” is a term often used to market Internet services.

Very seldom does it actually mean unlimited. What the providers do is add what is known as a “Fair Usage Policy” you’ll find it in the small print of the contracts. The effect is that you are either throttled to a crawl or charged extra for monthly bandwidth that exceeds the providers predetermined limit.

The worst are the cellular mobile broadband providers with under 5 GB per month, Satellite Internet is a close second with some providers throttling after 200 MB per day. Most cable and DSL providers allow 100-250 GB per month.

That being said, currently cable providers have the most liberal limits. However if you consistently download in excess of 250 GB per month you risk being canceled. Read this post for more info. Http://isp1.us/blog/comcast-usage-caps-ruining-families/

At&t DSL caps at 150 GB per month and I believe Comcast is 250 GB

2.) Latency (Ping Time)

Online gaming lag is usually caused by two things, latency and upload speed.

You can check these on a speed testing site. Http://speedtest.net

Latency is the delay (ping time) in milliseconds that it takes the signal to travel to the server and back. The lower the number the better, but you’ll definitely want a ping time of under 150 ms or you’ll have major problems.

Upload speed also plays a factor in updating your player position data to the gaming server. Slow upload speeds can cause your online game to lag. The faster the better, but at least 0.5 Mbps would be my minimum recommendation.

Another factor that comes into play is if you are using a wired (Ethernet) or wireless connection to your PC or gaming console.

Unfortunately any network without cables will have latency issues. This includes wireless mobile broadband and satellite systems, but also can be caused by wireless router connections.

By nature, interference in wireless systems causes problems with smooth, consistent speeds.

A lot will depend on what Internet providers are available in your specific area and what levels of service they offer in that location.

To compare your local competitors, go to a ISP comparison site that lets you input your address, http://isp1.us/find/ and compare the pricing and terms of the offers that are available in your area.

The physical address is needed because some services, particularly DSL, are very distance sensitive. For example you might be able to get a specific level of service while your next door neighbor can’t.

You’ll want to pick the fastest plan that fits your budget. In some areas this can be 300 Mbps+. But these high end broadband plans are expensive. You may find that something in the 5 to 50 Mbps range might satisfy your needs at a much lower cost.

Good Luck…

Linda asks…

what does internet marketing mean ?

i would like to know what internet marketing means and all that it involves. thanks for your insightful response

barry0912 answers:

Internet marketing is such a complex thing. It maximizes the internet for marketing of online and offline business.

Basically, Internet marketing is also known as web marketing, online marketing, or eMarketing. It all about marketing of products or services over the Internet.

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Your Questions About Low Cost Auto Insurance

Carol asks…

What auto insurance offices offer reduced cost auto insurance program in the San Fernando Valley?

Details below if you do not know which one I am referring to?
I’m not talking about the cliche “low cost auto insurance” that is available to everyone. etc…I’m talking about a specific plan offered by the state of California available at some insurance offices for low income individuals. I found one office with it, it isn’t close enough, does anyone know of any more offices ?

“The California Low Cost
Automobile Insurance Program (LCA):
The California Low Cost Automobile Insurance Pilot
Program, created in 1999, established a lowcost
automobile insurance policy for residents of Los Angeles
County and the City and County of San Francisco.
California Law requires that all drivers be insured.
However, too many low-income drivers remain uninsured
because the costs of standard auto insurance premiums
are beyond their financial reach. The program’s purpose
is to provide lowcost automobile liability insurance to
good drivers who demonstrate financial need.

barry0912 answers:

It’s my understanding that the program is only available to those that are certifiably below the poverty level and the liability limits are reduced even lower than what is normally required by the State of California.

I’m a Texas agent but have a lot of friends that are agents or brokers in CA and they tell me that they do not HAVE to sell it and choose NOT to since it IS a low premium product (hence low commission to them) and they cannot charge any broker fee.

Irregardless of how far the agent that you FOUND that WILL write the program, you may be compelled to use them. It’s either that or ask around to someone you know that might have the program – perhaps they can point you in the right direction. You might also contact your Department of Insurance in Sacramento for a list of qualified agents.

Good luck and I hope this helps!

Ken asks…

Where can I get cheap auto insurance?

I am looking for good and low cost auto insurance.

barry0912 answers:

If you search this site you’ll see that this question has been asked before…

Insurers base their quotes on different factors for different people, Try getting a quote online or from a local broker. I am paying less than ½ of what I was paying before.

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Strategies

Michael asks…

What would be the best marketing strategy for a greeting card company called Walnut Street Cards?

After posting on Yahoo Answers last year, on what to name our company we choose Walnut Street Cards. Now we are in the marketing phase and would like some solid and detailed answers. Thanks for the help.

barry0912 answers:

This is the age of Computer and you should make a website for your internet presense. And you have to use each and every promotion method available but keep yourself in budget limits. You would get response from the customers but you have to spend more on the cheapest method of advertising. And you may advertise on our website http://www.MutualBargains.ca

Lizzie asks…

How do you find facebook as a marketing channel?

There are various ways to market your product online and social marketing is just one of those. In comparison with other strategies such as article marketing how heavy do you use facebook as one of your strategies to market a product?

barry0912 answers:

Facebook can be a lucrative internet marketing strategy if used effectively. You can’t just use one strategy though, and you have to know that Facebook is more of a branding opportunity, and most successful businesses will not use it to sell products directly, but indirectly (if that makes sense).

Why?

Because building a successful online business isn’t about using one channel, it’s about using multiple internet marketing strategies together. Lately there is so much hype about using Facebook to market products online. This is completely wrong. People are on Facebook to connect with people, not businesses.

The way people use the internet is much different than old school brick and mortar business. It’s not selling to users, it’s users having the option to make there own decisions…just a click away.

You need to look at marketing on Facebook as permission based and 99.99% of people will not buy products or services if they “like” your business, or friend request you. Top internet marketers will agree that successful online business is not about getting, it’s about giving. That principle even holds more true to Facebook marketing. This is a direct channel to provide value to potential customers, free reports, thoughtful information, humorous tidbits of information sometimes seemingly unrelated to your business.

If potential customers see you as not selling, there more likely to look into what you do, consequently resulting in more traffic and more business.

If you have any questions about that let me know.

Sincerely,

The Wealth Kid
WealthKID.com

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