Saturday, June 3, 2017

How to Achieve MAXimum Result from Social Media Marketing- SMM

From this article I mainly focus on how to get maximum out of social media posts. I'm sure this will help boost your "paupers".

PLANNING IS EVERYTHING:
This is really old school but, always think before a post why, you're doing this, and nail it to the bottom.
I have 4 reasons:
1. Entertain google
2. Entertain google
3. Bring traffic to our website
4. Branding & Branding

Sounds crazy?, here's a thing, people search for it, google loves it, and it works for me.

DO IT EVERYDAY: Keep the above 4 reasons in your mind and make the daily post, Did I said "daily post"? yes, it IS one of the key points in SMM, this will show the world that you are alive 😉

SAY THE RIGHT WORDS: When posting you always make sure you have the right keyword in your post this will entertain google and also make sure you are adding a URL to the post, this will cover google and also you will get traffic.

DO NOT DO IT MORE THAN ONCE, I have seen some are adding more than one link, from my point of view this is not a good idea since the person who is seeing will only once and also by adding one URL you can add some more wording or hash tags.

KEEP IT SHORT: Make sure you add short links, this will help to accommodate more text in the post.

KEEP A MARK: I'm talking about branding... I always use a photo edited with our logo, this really helps to shine out from millions of posts.  This will also push our brand and logo to more eyes. When it comes to branding, other thing is 'tagging' or adding 'hash tag' related to the post. When tagging, it will notify the tagged owner and their followers.

##### IT!: Hash tag will help you same like above and also select hash tag carefully,  since lots of people are watching the hash tags and also some hash tags will auto retweet (bots).

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS: If you are a social media marketing guy, please make sure you get the maximum use of Hootsuite & SocialPilot

Thank you for reading this mini article.
Please make your comments bellow.

Saf

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Rocket Science : Turn off Windows Updates in Windows 10

You can do this using the Windows Update service. Via Control Panel > Administrative Tools, you can access Services. In the Services window, scroll down to Windows Update and turn off the process. To turn it off, right-click on the process, click on Properties and select Disabled. That will take care of Windows Updates not being installed on your machine.


But since Windows is a Service now onwards, you have to keep your computer updated. To be able to install the next set of features or a newer build, you will require the earlier updates to be installed. That’s why if you use the above workaround, you will have to go to the Services and turn it on once in a while to download and update your copy of Windows.

After you turn on the Windows Update service, when you open Windows Update in PC Settings, you will see a message that updates were not installed because computer was stopped. You will have to click on Retry so that all the available updates are downloaded and installed. This may take two or three “Check for Updates”. You will have to keep on clicking “Check for updates” until it says your computer is up to date. Then you can go back and turn off the Windows Update service until next time you feel you are free enough to spend time updating your copy of Windows 10.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Never provide your credit card information when booking holiday in Maldives

In your “Must visit places” you should definitely put Maldives in your list. I would say it’s one of most beautiful tropical country with little islands. With all the unique and excellent services by local staff’s, these crystal clear blue lagoons and white sandy beaches are “The Paradise on Earth”.

 To get the best ideal packages, rates or offers to visit Maldives for your holiday it is obvious that you will be booking by one of the local travel agents. If you are booking through local travel agents it will save you lots of money and will provide you the best services and recommendations from their dedicated staff’s. If you book through online booking engines who are not local travel agents, pretty sure you miss the best of the best services and holiday experiences.

Unlike the local agents sometimes when you arrive for your holiday if you need any services during the holiday it is very unlike that you will be getting a prompt reply, where else the local agents living there will be there always for you if you need any services without any hesitations. Main topic I really want to talk about is the credit card fraud that is happening nowadays.

Here I am going share my personal thoughts and experience that clients face after giving the credit card information’s to local travel agents. Most of the company does not have online credit card processing with bank, they will request you to provide fax, email or send a form to fill and send back to them. All the companies are registered, getting PATA license is very easy and almost all travel agents will have them but make sure the travel agents you are booking does not ask your credit card information’s. As to myself I have second thoughts providing my credit card detail information to another.

 If the company is well established surely they will have MTBP, PATA, MATATO and they will have online payment gateway where you will enter the credit card information at one of the bank domain with a https url. So you don’t have to worry about your credit card details from travel agents as the details are safe in the bank domain only. Recently BML (Bank of Maldives) the local government bank has started the online payment gateway and they are giving only this option to trusted travel agents and companies in Maldives.

 I am in Maldives tourism industry since 2005 and my friendly advice is to not to give your credit card information to any travel agents, if the travel agent is so good surly they will have an online payment gateway. If you want me to share my personal experience regarding your trip to Maldives, please just email me asking about it surely I will share with you.

Thank you for reading
Safras

Friday, February 5, 2016

Zeka Virus, What you should know about the Zika?

Zika is virus came by failure experiment and if the world is talk about it there must be something big awful happening out there to cover this they push Zika as main topic in all media.

Things to know:
1. This comes from genetically modified mosquitoes.

2. Zika was created in the lab for experimental purposes.

3. Health authorities are urging women to delay pregnancy, because it will damage fetus's developing brain.

4. The Virus didn't start spreading until after 2012 – right after the biotech company Oxitec released genetically modified mosquitoes en masse in Brazil.

5. Zika virus is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It causes mild fever and rash. Other symptoms include muscle pain, joint pain, headache, pain behind the eyes and conjunctivitis. Zika virus disease is usually mild, with symptoms lasting only a few days

Source: here and there on internet ;-)

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Here's how often you should wash your bath towel


It's not as clean and fresh as you think it is.
I hate to break it to you, but your bath towel is dirty – really dirty. The moment you use it, it becomes a breeding ground of bacteria; fungi; dead skin cells; salivary, anal and urinary secretions; and many other germs lingering in your bathroom that may have hopped onto your towel – including droplets from your toilet.
While most of these microbes aren't likely to harm you, given that most of them probably came from your own body, they're there, and they're multiplying quickly.

So how many times can you use your towel before before concentrations of your own flora get so out of hand that you need to wash it? "If you can dry it completely, no more than three times max," Philip Tierno, a microbiologist and pathologist at the New York University School of Medicine, told Tech Insider.


And this is assuming that you're hanging it somewhere dry so that it can completely air out. "A damp towel is growing," Tierno said. "If there is odour coming from the towel, wherever there is odour, there are microbes growing so it should be washed."

Towels serve as ideal breading grounds for germs because they contain many of the requirementsfor microbial life: water, warm temperatures, oxygen, food, and a neutral pH. The human body supplies these ideal living conditions, which is why our entire body is covered in them inside and out.

When you wick moisture from your body, the microbes and other secretions such as cellular debris that live on the surface of your body get deposited onto your towel. Your cellular debris and other deposits from the air serve as food for the microbes, and the moisture supplies water at a neutral pH.

It's hard to say whether the microbes growing on your towel are harmful, Tierno said, since most germs in our households aren't dangerous.

But if you share your towel with others, you could potentially come into contact with organisms that your body isn't used to dealing with – such as Staphylococcus aureus, Tierno said, "which may give rise to a boil, or a pimple, or an infection."

"The idea is to be prudent and to be aware," Tierno said. Mostly, aware that your towel is disgusting. And you're probably not washing it enough.

This article was originally published by Business Insider.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Top 10 Marketing Practice to Extract 500% more leads

It's not magic or rocket science, it's a simple practice I am following. I call it The A/B test.

Create 2 ads/offers/blog and just call it A & B with same content or AdCopy, we are just going to play with the title only

In the ad A you can just add the basic title in your original way ex: "Sri Lankan Mangoes" and your content or AdCopy

In the ad B using the same content or AdCopy just change the title to "Buy Top 10 Sri Lankan Mango" or "Sri Lankan Top 10 Mangoes"

This is just a simple idea of my A/B test, as per the marketing study people are always into where title contain some attractive words like "top 10", "best practice", "top 20" & etc.

Some times back I was reading an article published by a data analyzing company and they have tested with ebook title “The Productivity Handbook for Busy Marketers” and change it to “7 Apps That Will Change the Way You Do Marketing.”  the revised version outperformed the original by 776% at generating leads. Not only that, but it resulted in more customers as well.

I also tested & followed the same idea, mixed with my own way, I have tested this with existing content, offers, packages, search ads & display marketing ads and I have seen in all test on average 500% better CTR and good CPA than the original, but still it's business to business it's different. By changing the title to as mentioned in B your CTR may go up immediately but it might not be a good lead or not a lead at all.



When you are trying this A/B test make sure you are collecting all the data to analyze, you can use google analytic or your own script like me :-)

Sorry I had to name this as "Top 10 Marketing Practice to Extract 500% more leads" for a test.

Marketing Practice to Extract more leads

It's not magic or rocket science, it's a simple practice I am following. I call it The A/B test.

Create 2 ads/offers/blog and just call it A & B with same content or AdCopy, we are just going to play with the title only

In the ad A you can just add the basic title in your original way ex: "Sri Lankan Mangoes" and your content or AdCopy

In the ad B using the same content or AdCopy just change the title to "Buy Top 10 Sri Lankan Mango" or "Sri Lankan Top 10 Mangoes"

This is just a simple idea of my A/B test, as per the marketing study people are always into where title contain some attractive words like "top 10", "best practice", "top 20" & etc.

Some times back I was reading an article published by a data analyzing company and they have tested with ebook title “The Productivity Handbook for Busy Marketers” and change it to “7 Apps That Will Change the Way You Do Marketing.”  the revised version outperformed the original by 776% at generating leads. Not only that, but it resulted in more customers as well.

I also tested & followed the same idea, mixed with my own way, I have tested this with existing content, offers, packages, search ads & display marketing ads and I have seen in all test on average 500% better CTR and good CPA than the original, but still it's business to business it's different. By changing the title to as mentioned in B your CTR may go up immediately but it might not be a good lead or not a lead at all.

When you are trying this A/B test make sure you are collecting all the data to analyze, you can use google analytics or your own script like me :-)

Ok I am also going to test this blog post using my A/B test.. Will post the result in next blog post.