Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Answering The Question: Is Google Dying?

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If you are getting started for the first time with search engine marketing, or if you have a small business that is fairly new, and you are just setting up your website, one thing you may hear from people is that you should focus on your online efforts on social media because "search" (or, because Google) is dying; this belief is still somewhat quiet, but because of the popularity of social media, this belief has been growing, and in order to understand the facts surrounding this belief, it will be helpful to look at some related statistics.

One of the first things you should understand, when it comes to the question of whether or not search is dying, is the number of people who use search on a daily basis; while there are about 65 percent of Internet users who use social media (which is a very high number, to be sure), an average of 92 percent of Internet users use search engines - every single day!
On top of the fact that so many people use search every single day (which, of course, is a number that is so high it is unlikely to increase any more), the number of actual searches conducted on a daily basis actually keeps on growing, as incredible as that seems; last year, the average number of searches conducted each day was an incredible three billion - and this number continues to grow each year!

And if all these things do not do enough to strengthen your resolve in the fundamental importance of search engine optimization, and in the continuing strength of search, one more interesting fact is that Google's natural growth rate is 18 to 19 percent per year; this is the overall growth Google experiences even without changing anything, improving anything, or coming up with any new innovations - all of which, of course, are things that Google does each year!

There is certainly plenty of merit to the idea that you should sink some of your focus into social media, as social media is very popular, but you should also realize that search is alive and well - and search engine optimization will be your best bet for online success!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Inductions Cookers in Your Kitchen

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Induction cookers gained a lot of interest a few years back as a cooker that could be turned on but would be cool to the touch. This was a very interesting concept for people with small children that you could have a burner that would hot burn your hand if touched.

You may be interested in incorporating the induction cookers into your kitchen. These hot plates are great because of their ability to heat evenly. They are supposed to be much closer to what cooking on a gas stove is like then an electrical stove. Electrical stoves are notorious for hot spots.  They burn on half the pan and just heat up the other side of the pan. Cooking on an unevenly heated electrical stove is hard to say the least.

An induction cooktop gives you the conveneinece of electricity with the heat of the gas burner. There is a catch though with these cookers you must be aware of. If the induction cookers are so great, why are we not seeing them everywhere? Unfortunately, there are only certain pots and pans that can be used on these great cook tops. The pans you use must be used of a ferrous material ( a megnate can stick to it) such as cast iron or stainless steal. If you don’t have one of these pots, you will have to purchase an induction interface disk, which is a chunk of metal that will heat up and then heat the pot or pan you are using.

There is a lot of physics involved with how these cookers work, but basically the cooktop induces heat directly in the metal of your cooking vessel itself not through an element liek an elelctrical stove does. The cooler cooktop comes from the fact that the cooktop is not actually what heats up. The pan gets hot but the element doesn’t.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

How To Write Good Articles To Grow Your Website

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You may have come to understand that writing articles - and submitting these articles to article sites - is one of the best ways for you to create backlinks for your website, and for you to drive up direct traffic, but one thing you may still be trying to figure out is exactly what constitutes a "good" article.

Of course, good, competent writing should be the foundation of a good article, but while it is pretty much impossible to write a good article with bad writing, it is absolutely possible for you to write a bad article with good writing - and the content of the article itself will be your first defense against having a bad article: make sure the content relates to your site, and that it provides readers with valuable information.

After you have made sure that the topic you are covering relates to your site (doing so with good writing), you will also want to make sure the writing itself is conversational and engaging; do your best to cause readers to feel as though they are reading something written "to them" by someone they know, rather than making them feel as though they are reading some sort of business correspondence.

And making sure to leave your articles open-ended will be one of the biggest keys to getting clicks on the links you include in the articles you write; this can be a fine line to balance your writing along, as you will want to make your articles informative and worth reading, but will want to do so without giving so much away that your reader feels there is no need to click on the link you provide - so write with this goal in mind, and keep tabs on how many clicks you get on different articles, so you can determine which approaches are working and which can be discarded.

When you write articles with these tips in mind, you will be able to start increasing your site's search engine ranking and traffic - all by writing about a topic that relates to your site, and that you probably enjoy writing about in the first place!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Making A Family Holiday Great

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Doing things together that everyone in your family will remember fondly in the future is one of the biggest parts of having a "successful" family, as these are the things that truly bind all the members of your family together, and while there are certainly plenty of opportunities for doing this, one of the best opportunities you will have for doing things together and making memories is holidays; if you are looking for ways to further strengthen your family, here are a few things you can keep in mind for all the major vacations that pop up throughout the year.

The first thing you should realize is that traditions are a big part of having fun as a family, as these traditions will give all the members of your family certain things they can look forward to and expect as the holiday draws nearer; try to establish traditions within your family that everyone enjoys, and get in the habit of cutting out the traditions that your family is not especially attached to, as this will make room for newer traditions!

It can also be easy to fail to make the most of these days, and then to look back on them afterward and wish you had enjoyed the day more; rather than using holidays as a free day during which you can get done the errands and responsibilities that have been piling up, use the day as a complete holiday - setting aside the whole day to spend time with other members of your family, having fun and making memories together.

And of course, one of the best ways to bond with the other members of your family is for all of you to laugh together; regardless of whether it is over a game that all of you enjoy and get a kick out of, a movie that your whole family loves, or simply some conversation where all of you can chat and laugh together, laughing will give all of you fond memories you can look back on as you remember all the fun of the holiday.

Of course, all these ideas also hold true for any other time you and your family are all together, but realize that holidays give you the perfect opportunity to bond together and create memories, and keeping these tips in mind will help you to make this happen!

How To Watch NFL Games On Your Computer

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If you are an NFL fan – especially if you are a fan of a team that is not local – one thing that can be frustrating during football season is the fact that you are stuck with whatever games are on television; even if you have cable, you have no choice of what games you can watch, and if the games on television are of no interest to you, this can be especially annoying. Nowadays, however, there are actually several different choices for watching games on your computer, which is great news for those who are in this situation, as even though this will be a smaller screen than watching games on the television, it will be well worth it, as you will have a lot more options!

If you watch football games on Sunday, you have surely heard of NFL Sunday ticket, available through DirecTV, which allows you to pick and choose which games you want to watch on your television, but what you may not have known is that you can also watch the games on your computer if you have NFL Sunday ticket, which gives you the flexibility to watch the games anywhere where you have Internet!

Although NFL Sunday ticket is reasonably priced, there's still one problem with it, which is the fact that not every home can get DirecTV; if your house does not have a clear view of the southwest skies, DirecTV will not be able to work at your house – which means you will not be able to get NFL Sunday ticket. And this is where peer-to-peer sharing becomes a great tool; if you do a Google search of peer-to-peer sports websites, you will be able to find several websites that host live, streaming video of NFL games – uploaded by other fans!

There are many websites that require you to download software in order to watch the games online, however, so be careful; oftentimes, this software will be harmful to your computer, so make sure you are only watching games that allow you to stream them directly on the Internet, and that do not require you to download anything to your computer!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Tips For Making A Delicious Breakfast Burrito

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Being on the lookout for that next "delicious meal" is great, but sometimes, it can seem as though you have run out of ideas; if you have ever felt stuck with what you can prepare for yourself next, one idea to keep in mind is this delicious breakfast burrito - which you can make at any time of day! You will need a number of different ingredients to make this specific breakfast burrito - but chances are, you probably have most of them in your house already: eggs, cheese, meat (either chicken or steak), peppers, yellow onions, salsa, and flour tortillas.

Preparing the meat is the first step to making this breakfast burrito - and if you prepare a whole lot of it at once, you will be able to save some in a tupperware for later use; heat up some oil in a frying pan and add the onions, frying them until they are brown, then add the meat, and when the meat is nearly finished cooking, add the diced-up peppers.

With the meat now all set and ready to go, you can make your breakfast burrito whenever you want; toss the meat mix into a frying pan and crack a couple eggs over it, then scramble it all together - and when this mix of onions, peppers, meat, and eggs are almost finished, add a couple spoonfuls of salsa to the pan and mix everything together.

Take all this food and spread it onto a flour tortilla, sprinkle your cheese on top of it, and fold it up like a burrito, but don't eat it yet; add a bit more oil to the pan, and once the oil is hot, place the burrito in the pan and fry it up on both sides, until the tortilla is brown and crispy. At this point, you will have a delicious breakfast burrito on your plate, and the only steps left will be for you to let the burrito cool, and then for you to enjoy eating the burrito!

Keeping Your Grass Green In The Summer

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If you are a homeowner, your yard will be one of the first things people will see when they visit your house, so it will be important that you not only know how to keep your yard healthy, but that you also know how to keep your grass green! If you have spent time working on your yard and have not quite figured out the tricks to make that grass green, you can follow these tips to figure out how to do it!

One thing a lot of people do not realize is that the length of your grass makes a big difference in whether or not it stays green; you should keep your grass about two to three inches in length, as this will keep the sun from reaching down to the roots of your grass and drying it out so quickly.

Water is a big part of lawn maintenance, but also, the manner in which you water your lawn is a big part of lawn maintenance; you should water in the morning or evening so that the sun does not cause the water to evaporate, and you should also consider watering twice per day in shorter increments in order to help the ground absorb more water.

Another big part of keeping your grass green is fertilizing your lawn, and while many people take the time to fertilize their lawn once per year, a lot of people fail to realize that it is best if they fertilize their lawn at least once per month!

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Another thing that people often fail to do as regularly as they should is lay grass seed in their yard; rather than laying seed once per year, you should keep an eye out for any brown spots, and you should seed these areas when you see them.

If you do all these things, you will be able to have a yard that is not only healthy, but that is also immediately noticeable for its lush, green beauty!