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- Return to the Journey
- Life's a Journey
- Do It Now
- The Guiding Light
- Life's a Journey (Radio edit)
- Do It Now (Naked)
Recorded in Dolby 7.1 digital sound, and transferred to MPEG Layer-3 audio.
*Please note. We have deactivated music streaming for this album on Spotify and Deezer, due to their pay structures.
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- Using Videos in Viral Marketing
More and more advertisers are adopting video as broadband continues to rise and ad-serving technologies become more sophisticated. Online video advertising is really taking off. Users’ attention can be captured and ads stand out from the crowd in an increasingly ad-cluttered online environment. It is true that video formats cost five to ten times more to serve than standard banners and they involve a lot more production and implementation work but they may well be worth all of that if they achieve greater response rates.
Where to use online video if wishing to maximize its effect, is what advertisers must carefully consider. Video to be used on the Internet should be information and communication focused while video to be used on television should be focused on entertainment.
Like everything else, there are good ways and bad ways to use video advertising. Right now most marketers are incorporating their audio-visual content into existing embedded ad formats like banners or over-content formats like pop-ups. Though this could reach a potentially large audience, viewers are likely to be less captivated and more annoyed by these disruptive and distracting placements.
Cached or streaming video on a specific destination site offers the best chance of interesting consumers in brand messages, but it is not likely to reach a large audience unless it generates a viral outcome.
Whatever you come up with, don't forget to make it easy to open and distribute. File size is important, as is the media format. If your viral video has been created for a particular type of software that not many people use, how will you get people to spread it like wildfire?
Also, if you've made a video the impact will be better if you send the clip as an attachment rather than stream it. It's cheaper and, if you're not hosting it, it's more viral, too.
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- What Not to Put in Your Social Network Profile
Online social networks have rapidly increased in popularity,
especially over the past couple of years.
Social networking websites are popular because they easily allow you to
find, connect with, and develop friendships with other internet users, often
ones that share the same interests as you. To find those individuals, you must
join a social networking website and create a profile. It is often advertised that your social
networking profile is the key to making and finding friends online.
As previously mentioned, your social networking profile is
important when it comes to meeting other Internet users. This is because, in
most cases, Internet users are looking to chat with someone who has the same
goals, views, beliefs, and interests as they do. Without a personal profile, it would be difficult or impossible
to tell what your interests are. That is why social networking profiles are not
only important, but they are needed.
When it comes to social networking profiles, a lot of focus
has been placed on what you should include in your profile or display on your
profile page. It has been said that pictures produce the best responses, as
well as detailed personal information.
Although a picture and detailed personal information may help to
increase your page views, you may be getting views that you do not necessarily
want. Despite what you may believe,
most social networking websites do not have restrictions on who can view your
personal profile. In fact, Internet
users, even those that do not belong to your online community, can easily see
Since anyone, literally anyone, can see your social
networking profile, on most social networking websites, you are advised to be
cautious. Essentially, this means that instead of focusing on what you should
put in your online profile, you should be focusing on what not to put. This is one the best ways to protect your
safety, both on and offline.
As previously mentioned, pictures are often recommended with
social networking websites. If you are interested in positing a personal
picture of yourself in your online profile you can do so, but you are advised
to carefully choose that picture. While
you will want to look your best, you are advised against posting a picture that
is too revealing or seductive in nature.
Most Internet users can look at these types of pictures without feeling
a thing, but for others these types of pictures spell danger.
If you make the decision to post a picture of yourself in
your social networking website profile, you need to be careful about the rest
of the information that you post.
Although you may not necessarily think about it, a picture is just a
picture, but combined with your name and address, it could be a deadly
combination. You are advised to only post your first name in your profile. This
will make it more difficult for anyone to try and contact you off of the
It is also advised that you carefully choose your
location. A large number of online
social networking sites require that you select a city, as well as a state. If
it is allowed, you may only wish to list your state and not the city. If you are required to list the city and the
state that you live in, you may want to think about using a nearby city or town,
especially if you live in a small town. If an Internet predator wanted to
contact you and you lived in a small town, it could be fairly easy for them to
find you. That is why it is advised that you carefully select the answer to the
In addition to the above precautionary measures, it is advised that you do not post detailed information on your children, the location of your home, your income, or when you will be leaving for vacation. By keeping these and the above-mentioned points in mind, you should be able to enjoy online social networking without having to always look behind your back.
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- Getting a “Buzz” On
Viral marketing has matured a bit over the years. There
seems to have been a shift to the web not just being seen by agencies and
brands as another tick box for any ad campaign, which is significant enough,
but now being the medium where a campaign is launched to create a buzz before
it hits TV and print. Even before a movie is released which used to be seen as
the pre-launch buzz-generation activity. Big business “gets it”.
Buzz works! It can work for small and start-up businesses, as
well. The planning stage of a viral campaign will set out objectives and
develop the viral theme for a buzz. There are three core components to any
viral campaign and businesses of any size can use them. They are:
1. The creative
material: the viral agent that embodies the message you want to spread in a
digital format (image, video, text, etc). The trick is to put together material
that people will be eager to share with their family and friends and people are
much more eager to share “entertainment.”
distributing and placing the agent online in places that provide the greatest
potential spread. Direct viral material downloads or links on specialist viral
third-party web sites in order to create awareness and spread before users get
to the campaign destination site.
Measuring the spread of the campaign to provide accountability and prove
success. It is absolutely vital that you know what is or is not working. The
only way to get that information is to track the results of your seeding.
Lessons have been learned, trends have been developed and there is definitely some science involved in creating a buzz successfully. The buzz technique is here to stay and, if used strategically, it can make a difference to the success of your e-business.
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- How to Acquire Free Website Promotion
You have finished making your own website. You have
introduced your company and presented your products and services. You have
added propositions and promos to catch your target audience’s attention. You
have achieved the dos and don'ts of building a company web site. But why isn’t
your website a major success?
Maybe you’re not planning the key to the best promotion of
your web site. Here are some guidelines on how to acquire free web site
promotions for your company’s success.
If you have started to promote your web site, keep it
constant. If you promote your site with persistence, it will catch your
Be patient. Try each method in promotion until you acquire
the best, free promotion there is. You have to accept trial and error for your
web site to reach the top.
There are many ways for your web site to be seen. Here are
some free web site promotions you could try until you find the most effective.
*Free promotions such as search engines and directories would give your web site the deserved traffic you always wanted. Make sure to check your web site’s ranking to know whether or not this type of free promotion is right for you.
*Make a deal with other web sites on trading links, which
could help both web sites. Make sure to
use words that could easily interest the audience.
*Find free classified ads that could boost the promotion of
your web site. These ads could be seen by other people who you are not
targeting for, but may as well be interested in your services.
*Free and low-cost Internet banners are spread all through
out the World Wide Web. Banners that
pop-up at the top of a page or in a separate window would automatically catch
your target audience’s attention.
If your web site and its free promotion did not work even
after accomplishing these methods, analyse your web site. Track down all
visitors, advertisements, and transactions. Then locate errors in your web
site. Upload new files to your web site continuously for audience to return for
new products and services. Monitor your own web site if it’s up in the market
Then be ready to try the methods again and surely it will
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- Generating Revenue With Good Planning
For anything to work well, care must be taken to make firm, workable plans to execute it and the same goes for website designs. With a well thought out website design, you will be able to create a site that generates multiple streams of revenue for you. In fact, may websites turn into online wasteland because they are not well planned and do not get a single visitor. Gradually, the Webmaster will not be motivated to update it anymore and it turns into wasted cyberspace.
The crucial point of planning your site is optimising it for
revenue if you want to gain any income from the site. Divide your site into
major blocks, ordered by themes, and start building new pages and subsections
in those blocks. For example, you might have a "food" section, an
"accommodation" section and an "entertainment" section for
a tourism site. You can then write and publish relevant articles in the
respective sections to attract a stream of traffic that comes looking for
When you have a broader, better-defined scope of themes for
your website, you can sell space on your pages to people interested in
advertising on your page. You can also earn from programs like Goole’s Adsense
and Yahoo! Search Marketing if people surf to those themed pages and click on
the ads. For this very reason, the advertisement blocks on your pages need to
be relevant to the content, so a themed page fits that criteria perfectly.
As Internet becomes more widespread, advertising on the
Internet will bear more results than on magazines or offline media. Hence,
start tapping in on this lucrative stream of profit right away!
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- 10 Ways To Promote Your Blog
2. Promote your Facebook status update with your blog link. This is a tool that Facebook has given you to keep your content in front of people who like your page. Think about how much content filters through your Facebook newsfeed; realize that the people who like your page are not going to see your content unless it is engaged with (liked, commented and shared). Give people the chance to see your content by promoting it. How much? Depends on how many people like your page. Start with a small budget and grow it as you improve your content.
3. Share your blog post in a Facebook group, or three. You want these blog posts to be relevant to the group. If you like and comment on other people’s content in the group, your content is more likely to be engaged with.
4. Tweet a link to your blog post; include relevant hashtags. These can be location-based and content-based. Don’t try and be cool and #makeupstupidhashtags, use relevant hash tags that are searchable. For this post, for example, I will use #socialmedia, #marketing, #sanfrancisco, #bayarea. If you are blogging for your yoga studio, consider hash tags such as #yoga, #meditation, #vinyasa, #SF, #bayarea (change your location as relevant for your studio).
5. Share a status update on LinkedIn (play with sharing to just your LinkedIn network and everybody). If your content is relevant to a group you are in, start a discussion with a link to your blog post. This is a great way to share your knowledge with your business network and establish your credibility.
6. Pin your picture on Pinterest and include the teaser text in the caption for the picture. Edit the picture and you can now add a link to your blog post. When people click on your image on Pinterest to enlarge it, and then click on the image again, they will be taken to your blog post.
7. Instagram your picture. You can filter the image to make it look different. This is a great way to keep your content spreading and your presence growing.
8. Post a link to your blog post on Reddit. This is just another resource for engagement that we can not ignore!
9.Comment on blog posts that are relevant to your blog post and share a link to the blog as a reference. Remember that your comment must be good or your link will not have an impact. You do not want to be treated as spam; you want your comment to be so good that people want more!
10. Share it again. Really. Go ahead and Tweet it a day later. Share in a different group on LinkedIn. Share the post from your page personally on Facebook. Play with variations of how and where you are sharing the content. You have to remember that only a small portion of your network will see your content, each site filters what people see. If your content is good, it will get seen by more people. Rinse and repeat.
Sharing your blog posts is a great big experiment, like all of our activity with social media. You have to be willing to play and be okay with being wrong. The more you share your knowledge and passion on your blog, the more you have to promote it and make sure we see your content. It is not enough to be brilliant anymore, you have to share what you know. The more you give, the more you will get.
If you know someone who blogs, start by sharing this blog post with them.
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- Should I Create a Website? Do I Need One?
People always want to follow the latest thing, be it in fashion, sports, that kind of thing. Websites have become a necessity to almost everyone. Companies, businesses, individuals, even young adults have created personal websites with their respective purposes, be it for profit, or for entertainment.
What one must consider, however, before creating a website, are the factors in which must be put to thought before doing so, such as the cost, maintenance, use, web host and so forth.
Firstly, associating with the cost, we must always try to find an affordable host, not spending too much, nor too little. A cheap host does not exactly symbolize a credible reliability rating, but we must always look for value for money deals. Also, regarding the efficiency and server/web host reliability, there are many cases of web hosts not providing the service they had assured other people, some had even shut down and were nowhere to be seen. Keep this note in mind, as if you would like a long-lasting website, this would be the first thing to look for.
Next, would hiring a professional be affordable? Is it the best option? For simple websites, we could always pick up the coding, or even use programs, as it is relatively simple. However, when it comes to more complex coding, and when you want it to do a tad more than just providing information, hiring help in doing so would be the best way. Not only in terms of design, but security is also a key factor in assuring a quality website. If the website also acts as a portal for businesses, security would definitely be the issue here.
So, having considered the things to do before building a website, do we actually NEED one? If creating one would boost sales or promote positive implications to oneself, then by all means, go ahead and do what’s best. Yet again, planning is the key to success, in everything we do.
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- Effective SEO Comes Cheap
Search engine optimization or SEO is the hottest way to drive targeted traffic to your website. Maximizing the benefits of a well optimized website will yield lots of earnings for the marketer. However, optimizing your site might cost you thousands of dollars if you are not skilled in this area.
But to tell you the truth, you can essentially get information on low cost SEO anywhere in the Internet. But only several really show you how to work out an affordable search engine optimization endeavor. And those few that really inform include this article.
1. Link exchanges
One cheap SEO method that can get you best results is through link exchanges or linking to and from other web sites. Depending on the websites that you would like to exchange links with, this tool could even cost you nothing at all. Contact the author or owner of the web site you want to have a link exchange with. You will be surprised with the eventual spiking up of your page ranking using this means of getting your website optimized.
2. Write or acquire key word rich articles
Writing truly informative and keyword-rich articles is one surefire way to make your Internet business more visible than ever. It's either you write your own articles or you get them from article directories that allow you to post these articles on your website as long as you keep the resource box or the author's byline in tact. Just don't stuff your articles with keywords that even idiots would get bore of reading them. The readability and freshness of your articles will still be the basis of whether your writers will keep on coming back to your website or not.
3. Catchy Domain Name
What better will make your target visitors remember your website but with a very easy-to-recall domain name. Something sweet and short will prove to be very invaluable. Registering your domain name is not for free. But creativity is.
4. Organize your site navigation
Providing easy steps in navigating your site is one way to make your visitors become at ease with your site. This, in turn, will improve the flow of traffic to your website.
Low cost SEO is always evolving like any other approach in information technology. There are many methods that can very well land you on the top ten rankings of Google or on any other search engines. Some may cost a lot but there are methods that can give you the same results at a low price or you can even do on your own such as those mentioned above.
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- Tool Talk: All about internet marketing tools
Who doesn't want inexpensive internet marketing tools? In this day and age when advertising your business online is the way to go, it's a must that you avail of internet marketing tools at the lowest cost possible. How can you avail of them? How can you make the most out of these low cost internet marketing tools?
These low cost internet marketing tools aim to better your website and promote them thoroughly. Read on to know more about them:
There is software specializing in internet marketing. These programs are affordable internet marketing tools. They attract traffic, communicate your site to anyone online, harness and trim down your keywords, track your site visitors and create links to other sites. Of course, the phrase "low cost" emphasizes that you must not spend exorbitantly. Watch out for internet marketing tools that do nothing but suck your budget.
2. Website packages
Take note of low cost internet marketing tools that do the following: hosting and designing your site, getting your domain, offering technical help, configure and upload your files, campaigning for your traffic. These are available in website packages that you can avail of anytime. Choose a package caters to your site's needs.
3. Mailing lists
Notice that when you visit the Bulk Mail folder of your email, you read nothing but website promotions. That's email marketing? It boosts your business like no other. Don't worry about spamming. There's such a thing as "safe lists" that make your mails spam-free. This is so easy to obtain. Look for mailing lists for sale and let the fun of emailing begin.
4. Data Submitters
This is a money-saving internet marketing tool that works like magic. Have a data submitter of your own and amass tremendously huge hits!
Integrate an e-book in your site for people to download. At such a cheap price, you keep people clamoring for more and visiting your site in the process. That's one affordable internet marketing tool for you.
6. SEO tools
Internet marketing is not complete without the standard SEO tools. Search engines remain as the major powerhouse in marketing so never leave this part out. Generate traffic through this effective low cost internet marketing tool!
Here's a reminder: when you see the low cost internet marketing tool banners online, never get persuaded easily. Study the package deals; analyze the contents and benefits before deciding if you want one.
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- What is Social Networking?
Social networking, we have all likely heard of it before, but not everyone knows what it means? If you were asked to define what social networking was, would you be able to give an accurate definition. Unfortunately, most individuals cannot, even though it is likely that they participate in some form of social networking, especially online.
Social networking is defined as the grouping of individuals together into to specific groups, often like a small community or a neighborhood. Although social networking is possible in person, especially in schools or in the workplace, it is most popular online. This is because unlike most high schools, colleges, or workplaces, the internet is filled with millions, if not more, of individuals who are looking to meet other internet users and develop friendships.
When it comes to social networking online, websites are used. These websites are known as social networking websites. Social networking websites are, in a way, like an online community of internet users. Depending on the social networking website in question, many of these online community members share a common bond, whether that bond be hobbies, religion, or politics. Once you are granted access to a social networking website you can begin to socialize. This socialization may include reading the profiles or profile pages of other members or even contacting them.
The friends that you can make are just one of the many benefits to social networking online. Another one of those benefits includes diversity. Unlike in most schools or workplaces, the internet gives individuals, from all around the world, access to social networking sties. This means that although you are in the United States, you could develop an online friendship with someone in Japan. Not only will you make a new friend, you but may also learn a thing or two about a new culture.
As previously mentioned, social networking often involves grouping specific individuals or organizations together. While there are a number of social networking websites that focus on particular networks on the web, there are others that do not. These websites are often deemed traditional social networking websites. These types of websites typically have an open membership. This means that anyone can become a member, no matter what their hobbies, beliefs, or views are. However, once you are inside this online community, you can begin to create your own network of friends; thus eliminating others that do not meet your criteria.
If networking on the internet sounds like something you would be interested in, you are encouraged to learn more about it, such as the dangers of social networking. These dangers often involve online predators or individuals who claim to be someone that they are not. Although danger does exist with networking online, it also exists with networking out in the real world. As when you are meeting friends at a bar, school, or work, you are advised to proceed with caution online. By being aware of your surroundings and who you are talking to, you should be able safely enjoying social networking online.
Once you have learned everything that you feel you need to learn, about social networking online, you can begin to search for networking communities to join. This can easily be done by performing a standard internet search. Your search will likely return a number of results, including MySpace, Twitter, FriendWise, FriendFinder, Yahoo! 360, Facebook, and Orkut.
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