Search Engine Optimization

If you want to promote your business like never before, search engine optimization (SEO) can prove usefulness in endless ways. This process of stimulating positive effects on the visibility of a website or a web page in the unpaid results of search engines like Google, Yahoo!, and Bing helps website owners reap the benefits of improved website traffic, sales, and economies of scale, profits, and returns on investments.

Search engine optimization techniques may be used to target a wide range of search, including local search, video search, image search, news search, academic search, and industry-specific vertical search engines. This process includes optimizing a website by editing HTML, content, and coding to improve relevance to specific keywords and eliminate barriers to the indexing activities of search engines.

GE jumps into retail banking

December 29th, 2011 by James

GE jumps into retail bankingIn a deal that will let the capital arm of GE expand its funding base and lessen reliance on wholesale markets, General Electric Co agreed to buy life insurer MetLife Inc’s online bank on Tuesday.

The speed of the move took some analysts by surprise as GE only three weeks ago said it wanted to start taking bank deposits from consumers.

“This acquisition gets GE Capital halfway to the stated (funding) goal, much faster than consensus expectations,” Sterne Agee analyst Ben Elias said in a research note.

“We’ve got it in other parts of the world. We haven’t done it in this country. We’re going to do that very soon, just to give us more diversification in terms of how we fund the business,” GE Capital Chief Executive Mike Neal said at an investor conference earlier this month.

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Best Marketing Tools To Make Money Online

December 26th, 2011 by James

If you are looking for the best marketing tools to make money on the internet, this YouTube video on marketing tools will surely be of interest to you. We hope that this video will help you see the brighter side of online marketing without putting a burden on your limited budget.

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Asian shares and euro ease

December 23rd, 2011 by James

Fitch issues warning again to U.S.On Thursday, Asian shares fell and the single currency, euro, struggled as doubts remained over how much of the funds that banks raised from an inaugural long-term European Central Bank tender would actually flow into struggling euro zone economies and help restore confidence.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS fell 0.7 percent and Tokyo’s Nikkei stock average .N225 ended down 0.8 percent.

The euro was virtually unchanged around $1.3043 after reaching a one-week high near $1.32 on Wednesday.

“The ECB‘s funding operation is not a fundamental fix to the euro zone’s debt problems and is only a way to buying time, so flight-to-safety bids remain firmly in place,” said Shinsuke Kanabu, general manager at Central Tanshi, a Japanese money brokerage.

Families cannot afford a step further ahead on housing ladder

December 22nd, 2011 by James

Families cannot afford a step further ahead on housing ladderTough conditions are being faced by young homebuyers in a generation. They are required to borrow five times their income to take the second step on the property ladder.

Figures from Lloyds TSB revealed that homes are at their least affordable for second-time buyers than at any point in the last twenty five years.

The research found the so-called second steppers are finding it hard to attain their goal of starting families and upgrade to a larger and more expensive home.

Suren Thiru, housing economist at Lloyds, said: ‘The issue of second stepper affordability is a key one in trying get the housing market moving again.

‘The current difficulties in this segment of the market are restricting the supply of starter properties for first-time buyers as well as preventing many of those who need to move from doing so.’

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Confidentiality Pact Signed Between Microsoft And Yahoo

December 16th, 2011 by James

Confidentiality Pact Signed Between Microsoft And YahooA confidentiality agreement has been signed between Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc, which allows the software giant to take a closer look at Yahoo’s business, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Yahoo, which fired its chief executive in September, is undergoing a “strategic review,” for revamping its business and stagnant revenue growth.

From Reuters.com:

Private equity firms KKR and TPG Capital have also signed confidentiality agreements with Yahoo, people familiar with the matter previously told Reuters. The firms are looking to potentially buy minority stakes in Yahoo of up to 20 percent, with an eye toward eventually taking over the whole company, the people said.

Silver Lake, another private equity firm, has also signed a nondisclosure agreement with Yahoo, according to the technology blog AllThingsD.

Some private equity firms have balked at signing Yahoo’s NDA because of restrictions that would prevent them from forming consortiums, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

According to the source, Microsoft’s signing of a nondisclosure agreement with Yahoo occurred “recently.”

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Benefits Of Cash Advance Loans

December 14th, 2011 by James

If your sole source of income is monthly salary and you are short on savings or financial support, there are high chances that very repeatedly you are borrowing by the time the month has progressed a bit. The problem gets worse when the needs to be fulfilled are urgent in nature such as medical, education, bill payment, etc. These are the times when cash advance loans could be your best financial friend.

Benefits Of Cash Advance LoansThe best part about a cash advance online is that you just need to make an online application and enter a few details. You are not required to make collateral to the lender and your loan gets approved in a matter of minutes. The loan amount gets into your savings or checking account in less than twenty-four hours. If that is not all, such advances (short-term loans) could be utilized for any reason one likes to put into. Moreover, you do not have to face the hassles of lengthy paperwork to get the loan approved that is a common sight with traditional banks and financial institutions.

In short, cash advance loans are short-term loans for those who are temporarily short of financial support or funds. Choose wisely and turn your dreams into realities.

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Pakistan Bans ‘Obscene’ Words On Phone Texts

December 6th, 2011 by James

Pakistan Bans 'Obscene' Words On Phone TextsThe telecommunications authority of Pakistan has sent a letter to cell phone companies and ordered them to block text messages containing what it perceives to be obscenities, Anjum Nida Rahman, a spokeswoman for Telenor Pakistan.

The authority also sent a list of more than 1,500 English and Urdu words that were to be blocked.

From in.news.yahoo.com:

The order was part of the regulator’s attempt to block spam messages, said Rahman. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority refused to comment on the initiative.

Many of the words to be blocked were sexually explicit terms or swear words, according to a copy of the list obtained by The Associated Press.

It also included relatively mild terms like fart and idiot.

The reasons for blocking some words, including Jesus Christ, headlights and tampon, were less clear, raising questions about religious freedom and practicality. Any word could conceivably be part of a spam message.

The letter was dated Nov. 14 and gave cell phone companies seven days to implement the order.

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Slow Eurozone Growth Reason Behind Slump For Stocks

December 5th, 2011 by James

Slow Eurozone Growth Reason Behind Slump For StocksOn Tuesday, investors fled global stocks as poor growth figures reinforced how difficult it would be for European countries to reduce their debt piles and balance their budgets.

Economists said the eurozone could slip back into recession in coming months after seventeen countries using euro eked out just 0.2 percent growth in the third quarter.

From in.news.yahoo.com:

While Tuesday’s growth figures did not include estimates for Greece and Italy, they clearly increased investors’ concerns about those countries. Both desperately need growth to pull out their crises.

The bad news pushed European shares and the euro down for the second day. In France, the CAC-40 fell 1.8 percent to 3,054, while Germany’s DAX retreated the same amount to 5,875. The FTSE index of leading British shares was down 1.0 percent at 5,465.33.

Borrowing rates rose worryingly, with Italy’s benchmark 10-year rate back over 7 percent and Spain’s up to 6.22 percent. Even the yield of France — considered one of Europe’s core growth engines — was edging up, touching 3.60 percent.

“This is an extremely worrying time for Europe as contagion is starting to become a very real possibility,” said Simon Furlong, a trader with Spreadex. “The stark reality (is) that there could very possibly be a Domino effect in Europe.”

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