ListQUIK

ListQUIK is an online List Mailer/List Builder service. List Mailers are not a new thing to the Internet, and services similar to ListQUIK have been used around the world for a number of years. ListQUIK however stands out from the crowd. Why? Simply put, because it’s one of the best List Mailers the internet has ever seen, if not THE best.

First things first… what is a List Mailer / List Builder?

List Mailers are also referred to as Safelist Services around the Internet. They are programs that allow you to send regular Solo ad emails to their membership in exchange for you receiving emails from other users. Unlike traditional Safelist sites however, List Mailers often have a lot of extra perks and limits on the number of emails you will receive daily.

Why ListQUIK?

I mentioned that ListQUIK is potentially the best List Mailer available, and you’re no doubt wondering why. For a start, ListQUIK members on average receive no more than 4 emails each day, and all of them contain a link that gives you GUARANTEED cash or send credit prizes. Yes, I said that “G” word. Every email you receive will in turn give you either cash or credits. More importantly is that ListQUIK is transparent. The owner, Clint Clark is very open to the public and holds meetings daily with updates and new information. ListQUIK could be seen as the local store of Mailing List sites where the owner goes above and beyond to ensure you are happy with his business. Better still, there is no monthly fee!

One time Fee?

Yes indeed. For those wishing more features, bigger returns and the ability to mail to loads more people there are a range of upgrade options. The best part of ListQUIK though is that all the upgrades are one-time fees. There are no ongoing monthly subscriptions. You get more for a one time fee than other sites give you with a monthly, and those other sites… they charge you MORE per month than ListQUIK charges once. Go figure!

What about Compensation?

Some List Mailers do offer referral and compensation programs, and ListQUIK is no different. Being part of the “QUIK” family of sites and powered by SafeADzone (formerlly Revenue Magic), ListQUIK has a vast experience in the MLM and affiliate marketing space. The affiliate opportunity is designed with this industry in mind.

Free to Join?

Yes. ListQUIK has a 100% free option. In fact you have to join free, as there is no other option. Think of it as a try before you buy system.

Click the banner below to take a look at ListQUIK today.

ListQUIK List Mailer

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PPM Soccer Season 1: A Few Stats

Powerplay Manager Online Soccer GameWould you believe we’re almost at the end of the first Powerplay Manager Soccer season? It seems like only last week the PPM team launched the soccer game.

I was thinking about how the game has progressed over the course of the season, and have been very impressed at the level of quality put into the game. I got to thinking, how has the game developed from a user point of view? How are the players looking?

So here are a few player, team and league stats from season 1 of the PPM Soccer game:

Player with the highest average quality:
Miloslav Amrich from the team “Chelsea 58” in the Slovakia V.61 League

Player with the Best Overall Rating:
Filip Chropovsky with an incredible 306 OR from the team “MFK Kosice” in the Slovakie IV.16 League

Best single league attendance:
11,800 on 24 August, 2010 when home team “Real 2010 Madrid “jalu”” hosted the “Capitals Marl” In Germany II.2 League

Most goals in a league match:
13 on 1 July, 2010 when home team “Dinamo Smiltene” defeated “sportacentrs.com” in Latvia IV.43 League

Highest Overall Team Rating (OTR) average:
Slovakia I.1 with a whopping average 102.03 OTR per team!

League with the most goals:
Latvia II.1 with 805 goals.

Team with the best Overall Team Rating:
Holland Pioneers with 143.81 OTR in the Netherlands I.1 League

Most Points in a League:
Trueblue United with 87 points in Other World I.1 League (this is my team)

With just a handful of games remaining in the first season, we’re down to the pointy end of the game. Some teams have their respective leagues wrapped up with the #1 spot, other leagues are still battling it out each day. Good luck to everybody out there with their teams. If you ever want to play a friendly, don’t hesitate to drop me a challenge. Just search for Trueblue United, or use the link just above.

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Prepare the Best SEO Strategies

SEO or Search Engine optimization is a process or technique followed to rank your website on top of the search engines. In which, developing an SEO Strategy that typically suits a website is most important. It is extremely important to know where your website currently stands and what is required to improve the same.

SEO is a sensitive action, and if anything goes wrong in your process it will ruin your entire SEO Campaign. Hence you need to be sure of what you are going to perform in order to ensure that your website is completely search engine optimized. Leading webmasters does not frame particular steps or process to do SEO for any website but they say to prepare a strategy that works well for your website.

As I am speaking about SEO Strategy, we need to know what a strategy is. Strategy refers to a plan of action designed to achieve a particular goal. In SEO, Strategy refers to a plan of action designed to achieve top search ranking in major search engines. While preparing a SEO Strategy you need to identify what your website lagging in achieving top ranking in search engines.

Major things to consider when you prepare an SEO Strategy for a Website:

  1. Keywords: Check whether the targeted keywords are spread across the website. As the keywords are the main sources to rank your website on top of the search engines. Also check whether major keywords are present at Title, Meta Tags and Head tags.
  2. Content: Content plays a vital role in placing your website at the top of search results. Need to ensure that the content is optimized with the keywords by maintaining good keyword density.
  3. Image Optimization: Need to ensure that keywords are placed in the ALT Tags for all the images.
  4. Internal Linking: Check whether your website has been inter-linked for major keywords. Need to find the best inter linking strategy to be used in the website.
  5. Google Analytics and Webmaster: Ensure that the Google analytics and webmaster code for different search engines are intact for the website.
  6. Index Status: Check whether your website has been crawled and indexed by the search engines. Without your site being indexed by search engines all your SEO Activities will go useless.
  7. Check for Backlinks: Check how many backlinks that your website generates. Backlinks also plays a vital role in placing you website on top of the search results.
  8. Nature of Backlinks: SE always looks for quality backlinks. Need to find the nature of backlinks that your website currently generates. So that you can concentrate on what is lagging for your website.
  9. Twitter Profile: Check whether your website has twitter profile and also check whether your twitter profile has been updated with Tweets regularly

When you check for the above given points, you will in a clear state of mind in preparing SEO Strategy for your website. You will exactly know what is lagging in your website and what should be done in order to overcome that. When you do this, your SEO Campaign will become a huge success, instead of just performing on-page and off-page without any goals.

Author: Shaikul Akbar N | Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Shaikul_Akbar_N

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Essential SEO Strategies

Search engine optimization is a marketing technique to enhance the strategies and tactics used to improve a websites ranking in the search engines. There are strategies you can do in order to increase your sites ranking. If done effectively there should be an apparent increase in your sites placement on search engines.

The choice of your keywords is central for the success of your sites rankings. You need to begin to think about your conversion goals. An application such as ‘Google Analytics’ will help you with this, as it enables you to see which key phrases result in most conversion goals. Try and stay away from popular keywords that have thousands of competitive sites in search results. ‘AdWords keyword suggestion’ tool can assist you in your choice. This will suggest niche key phrases that will have a high search volume, and with low competition.

Site structure and content is imperative when trying to increase your ranking status. Having good, relevant and useful content will more than likely provoke search engines to rank your page higher in appropriate searches. Other sites will be more inclined to link to your pages, if the content is good, therefore further increasing your ranking. Regularly updated content will help, as many visitors like fresh content. This results in them visiting the site more often equalling to more visits, more links and more traffic. The structure of your site is valuable also. If your site’s navigation is simple, it will be easier for visitors and search engines to find your content. Include many links on your pages to other pages in your website, as this will enhance your navigation for visitors and search engines also.

Try not to duplicate any of your content on your pages, as search engines really dislike pages that have almost the same content on them. They will often give these pages a much lower ranking. Description and Keyword Meta tags are to not be forgotten either; your description tag should be a useful and convincing summary of the page content. This tag is used to display the summary of your page in search results, so be sure to make it full of central keywords. It is key however, to make sure your Keyword and Description Meta tags are different; if not, a search engine will see these as less important pages.

Lastly, it is essential to track your sites SEO performance. You can do this through ‘Google Webmaster’ tool, or ‘Google Analytics’. This will enable you to see your sites current ranking, and to see if there’s an increase or a decrease. This permits you make some changes to your strategies if needed.

Author: Louise Gandolfi | Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Louise_Gandolfi

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Two New Bonsai: Melaleuca & Baeckea Virgata

While out at Bunnings yesterday I picked up 2 new bonsai trees for my collection. Both of them came from the general shrubs section and have no training or shape to them (as yet).

The first is a Melaleuca, or more specifically the “Little Red” variety, referring to the red coloured leaves. As you can see from the image below, this tree is very “raw” and needs a lot of work. It stands close to a foot tall so is a good size for me to start working on it right away. I’m yet to decide what style I will use, so will take some time to look at it before making a decision. Wendy suggested I work with a “wind-swept” look, which would work well, but am not entirely sure just yet.

Melaleuca Little Red Melaleuca Little Red

The other tree I picked up is this tiny little hedging shrub called a Baeckae Virgata. It is part of the Myrtaceae family of trees (which includes the Myrtle). The Baeckae has been used as bonsai by others, so figured I would give it a go. This is a dwarf species, so is very small. Saying that, as you can see from the photo below, it has a nice shape and a good size trunk considering the tree only stands 3 inches tall! I will probably work this one to an upright style, but will give it time to grow before making any serious decisions.

Baeckea Virgata

In other news, my Juniper has screamed that spring is approaching. Check out the new growth in the image below. I am going to re-pot this into a larger post in the coming weeks and then let it grow for another 6 – 12 months before making any big moves with it. The growth it’s had so far is excellent though, so i’m very pleased.

Juniper

The Harland Boxwood also continues to grow and has new shoots coming up. A recent photo can be found in the photo gallery.

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PPM Soccer: Training Basics Part III – Positions

As promised a few articles back, this brief post is going to touch on player positions in relation to training at the Powerplay Manager soccer game.

PPM Soccer PositionsTraining your soccer players does not need to be a headache. In fact, with a little preparation, training at PPM soccer can be an incredibly rewarding and exciting process.

In my last post I talked about attribute ratios and training. The ratios directly tie into the field positions, so before you can even start to train or plan your ratios, you first need to know WHERE your players are going to play. The PPM guide gives us a list of which attributes have influence on the primary role of a player, and clearly states that there are 2 positions for each “position”.

ie. Wing Forward, Center Forward, Wing Midfield, Center Midfield, Win Defense and Center Defense, plus of course the goalie.

so, how do you know what to train your players as?

The answer is not simple, and the only person who can answer it is you.. because only you have access to the details about your team. There are a few things we can share here though that might get you off to a good start.

  1. Players in the Universal position (U) are good on both sides, so are best played in the Center position on the field (as per the guide). That way they can move to the left or right and have an equal affect on the other players either way.
  2. Players move around the field during games and will play a positions attributes when in that position. ie. If a defender happens to be up in the center-forward position, the game will calculate his skills based on the center-forward position, NOT the defenders regular position. This is something that is hard to combat, however if you play an attacking game, take that into account with your defenders and midfielders.
  3. Shooting is not a secondary attribute, but is vital for all positions if you want to score goals!

But, how do you know if your player is a center or wing?

Again, there is no simple answer, but I want to give you an example based on one of my players, and the PPM guide.

The player is a midfielder who prefers the Right position.

His attributes:

Mid: 36 (95)
Pas: 26 (64)
Tec: 26 (74)
Spe: 25 (59)
Hea: 24 (47)

Now, we know that because he favours the Right side, he is possibly best played as a Wing Midfielder, however do his attributes support this?

The guide suggests that a Side Midfielder has a major influence of speed, medium influence of Passing and Technique and a small influence of Heading. Likewhys, a Center Midfield has a major influence from Passing and Technique and a small influence from Speed and Heading (no medium influence).

So, my player in each position would look like this:

Wing: 36 – 25 – 26 – 26 – 24 (Mid – Spe – Pas – Tec – Hea)
Center: 36 – 26 – 26 – 25 – 24 (Mid – Pas – Tec – Spe – Hea)

But, what about ratios?

Ahh, now this is where we go from simple logic to supposition, preferences and a few wild guesses. In short, as nobody knows the best ratios, what you read below is simply as an example and not to be read as fact in ANY way. I am going to go with a simple 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 ratio for this example as it’s easy to work out. If you assume that your players best skills is based on the lowest attribute, you would end up with these as his re-calculated ratios.

Wing: 33 – 24 – 16 – 16 – 8 (Mid – Spe – Pas – Tec – Hea)
Center: 34 – 25 – 25 – 8 – 8 (Mid – Pas – Tec – Spe – Hea)

What does this tell us?

Well, initially it tells us that this player would be good at both positions, but has a slight edge in the Center position. As far as training goes however, he would be much faster to train as a Wing because the only secondary attribute I would have to focus on right now would be his Speed.

So, we have a player who trains faster as a wing and prefers the right side… so I personally have him training as a right-side Midfielder who can play center if need be.

Now, you’re possibly thinking that this whole process is an aweful lot of stress to go through just to find a good position. In a way you’re right, however the process can be greatly simplified by use of a spreadsheet. More importantly, taking the time to look at your playes will help you know exactly how to train your players best.

And that right there is the key to the whole thing.. you MUST know what position your players are good at before you can really start to nail down any sort of full training system. Take the time, reap the rewards.

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