Saturday, December 30

Do you know nearly everyone hates their job.

More than 75% of employees are currently looking for new jobs, according to a poll released by the Society for Human Resource Management and The Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal.com.

How can that be so high? Well, on average, 12% of their organizations' work forces has voluntarily resigned since the beginning of the year. The report also find that HR goons are scrambling to figure out how to keep their employees.

Source: Tech Gigger

But why?

In my opinion, people take the job as it comes due to various reasons and they end up naturally worn out because they happen to do their job without any real passion. They find it monotonous and boring.

So what's the solution?
Simple! By really changing their attitude and start deriving pleasure from their competence.
Whatever be the nature of job, if you start giving your 100%, you will not even think of quitting any job.

I practice this always.

Thursday, December 28

Do you know Duvet Cover?

Duvet Cover mostly known in countries which has winter season or cold weather. Duvet cover is a bed comforter cover, it is a type of blanket filled with wool or synthetic fibers that is used put on top of a fitted sheet.

It is used as a second sheet changing your bedroom decoration easier, because just by changing your duvet cover, it already gives different look on your room.

Duvet covers usually have one end that has a zipper or buttons that can seal the duvet cover around the comforter. Duvet covers fit tightly around duvets and protect them from getting dirty or soiled.

One of the reasons why people use duvet cover, is because it would be easier to clean your duvet cover instead of your own comforter, especially if the bed comforter is made from feather (you need special method to wash this kind of comforter).

Duvet covers has variety of sizes, but the difference usually just 8-10 inches. Comparing the actual size of your comforter would be wise thing to do before buying a new duvet cover, make sure you don't buy something that in the end you can't use. You must pay attention to the fabric type, silk, plyester cotton blend, or 100% cotton ? The higher the quality means that your duvet cover will last longer.

Duvet covers are made from different kind of patterns, you can choose fabric styles, solid colors, patterned, etc. This little changes can change the whole look of your bedroom. The best part is you can wash duvet cover just like a cleaning sheets, put them in the washer and dryer as needed. Since duvet cover resides on top of the bed, you don't have to wash your comforter

Do you know Prognathism?

It refers to conditions where the mandibular (lower) dental arch seems to be more protruded with respect to the maxillary (upper) dental arch.

Prognathism in all its kinds can be a hereditary condition which develops during growth or may also occur due to accident.

I think I am familiar with the cause of accident. My husband is the ideal example who met with an accident very early in his childhood and ended up with prognathism.

Unfortunately, India was not equipped well to treat him.
The medical world has witnessed a sea of change at present.

Just read about Hayfield Dental Care that has been serving the residents of Alexandria and the surrounding areas since 1987 with impeccable record.

Equipped with latest dental treatment instruments and furniture, the Hayfield Dental Care has trained its team of doctors in every specialty that is available in dental and oral care.

All of the dentists at Hayfield Dental Care have perfect records with the Virginia Board of Dentistry with a history of zero complaints. The doors at Hayfield Dental Care are always open for new patients and emergencies. Give them a call at 703-971-2220.

Tuesday, December 19

3 months free insurance for your mobile phones.

Last year there were 1.3 million mobile phone thefts a year in Britain.

Don’t you think you should protect your mobile phone; after all it is your hard earned money.

Approach The Phone Spot and they will make things easier by offering you 3 months free insurance. That is the same as 25% off if you're on a 12 month contract!

To take out insurance and for full details of our insurance policies just select the 'FREE Insurance' option when you order your phone.

If you are new to ‘The Phone Spot’ please know that it is a brand new direct mobile and telecommunications business from The Carphone Warehouse, the UK's largest mobile phone retailer.

I believe the latest sensation among all age groups is the motorola mobile phones and its variants. But whatever may be the price of different Motorola mobile phones and irrespective of the different mobile tariffs, there is one guarantee given by the phone spot.com.

They call it aptly the ‘Price Match Guarantee’ that is explained below:

“If you find a deal better than ours on your new mobile phone from any other approved Direct Dealer prior to or within 7 days of ordering your handset, we guarantee to match it!”

What a confidence!

Sunday, December 17

Do you know walking holidays?

Singles Walking Holidays in Menorca to be enjoyed not endured.

Menorca Singles Walking is part of the Menorca Walking Holidays Group that organizes walking holidays around the stunning island of Menorca.

We like to think that we have the 'knack' of looking after single travelers and all of the pages on this website contain genuine comments from our guests about their walking holidays with us.

We are not just about walking, of equal importance are good food, good company and a happy fun atmosphere between groups of like minded people. Weather allowing, we also organize various optional activities, including a boat trip to take in the fabulous Mediterranean sunset.

For more information on Menorca Singles Walking, please drop us an email via our contact page or you could call Menorca Singles Walking direct on free phone 0800 072 4832.

Thursday, December 14

What is the exact role of Page Rank?

If you have a website, you probably want it to be seen by as many people as possible.
Ok, how to go about it systematically?
Do you agree that approximately around 85% of visitors find a website through search engines? So, if you improve your search engine rankings you’re going to improve the number of hits your website gets every day?
The balance 15% of visits are made possible through several factors like links to your website found in directories, blogs and signatures.

Wondering what the best way is to increase link popularity on your website? Google currently drives the most traffic to websites that rank at the top of their organic results.

In this process what Google really looks for now are links pointing to your website from many different sources on the Internet.

Here is an interesting observation made by the Internet marketing giant USWeb.
“Page Rank is still a factor in that scenario, but there is a lot to be said about receiving 1000 links from different websites as opposed to receiving 100 links from different websites with a good Page Rank. Nobody can tell you the exact difference in the quality of one over the other but in our experience 1000 links from different websites with low levels of Page Rank work better in increasing your rankings within the organic results of Google.”

Read it again to realize its importance mate.

Google also gives weightage to where the link is placed on the website and gives more value when the link is within textual content as opposed to sitting at the bottom of the page in a list of links.

Google also looks at the text that surrounds the link and determines how targeted that text is compared to the page that the link points to.

I could go on and on but it is better you read it yourself leisurely by clicking on the link in this blog post.

Are you a viral marketing candidate?

If so, you are said to possess the one of the two vital characteristics of internet giants like YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and Digg.

The second characteristics is your website must be a strong candidate for leveraging natural search traffic.

If you are sure that you have these two, then you can seriously emulate the success stories of the above said companies.

It is important to distinguish between word of mouth marketing and viral distribution. While any compelling Internet service can benefit from word of mouth exposure, not every compelling consumer Internet service possesses the proper characteristics to rely on viral distribution.

A viral Internet service is one where each new user must involve friends to derive personal value from the service. This is best exhibited by communication and hyper-social services.

Interested in learning more about achieving internet success?
Then read it here fully: Mashable.com

1,200 Square Feet Under the Sea.

For a 24-hour view of one of the most vibrant coral reefs on Earth, book a room at the world's first underwater hotel.

A group of commercial developers is hyping the creation of the $500-million Hydropolis Undersea Resort. A sprawling 1.1-million-square-foot complex —with lavish suites, a ballroom, a shopping mall and a missile-defense system to ward off terrorists." from, Popular Science. Check out the virtual video tour, pretty amazing.

Bruce Jones has spent much of his career designing underwater toys for the rich and famous. The 50-year-old president of U.S. Submarines is best known for building ultraluxe custom subs, $80-million vessels that feature private staterooms, paneled interiors made from exotic hardwoods, plush carpeting, and enough onboard oxygen to keep you and 10 friends breathing easy for three weeks of cruising at depths of nearly 1,000 feet.

Now Jones is redirecting his expertise in undersea opulence toward the hotel industry. His plan: to open the Poseidon Mystery Island, the world’s first major resort at the bottom of the ocean, by September 2008.

Source: Popsci.com

Do you know Louis E. Carabini?

Originally known as the Pacific Coast Coin Exchange, their initial business was primarily devoted to trade in pre-1965 U.S. silver coins and pre-1933 gold coins. At that point in time, increasing precious metals prices became evident to the investing public.

Now it is 2006. Three generations of the Carabini family are now working with the Monex companies, including founder Louis Carabini, his son Michael, and his daughter Christina.

For over 30 years, the Monex companies have been America's gold and precious metals investment leader. With client transactions now totaling over $25 billion, Monex Deposit Company is America's premier precious metal dealer because of our dedication to customer service and satisfaction.

80% of their clients have done repeat precious metal business, and nearly one-third of their new clients are referred to them by existing clients.

They strongly advise us, “There may never be a better time for buying silver bullion than right now. World demand for silver now exceeds annual production, and has every year since 1990”.

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Are you about to purchase property for the first time?

A real estate investment is a big investment, yet many people buy property without checking the title and survey … only to find serious legal trouble down the road, such as half of someone else’s home being built on their property, people blading roadways across the property, and the like.

The first thing that any potential homebuyer should do is to review the survey and property description. For many, this appears confusing and “over their heads.”

Discover how easy it is to read survey and property descriptions in a half hour, guaranteed. An online broker and Realtor recommended “how to read a survey” tutorial cuts through the nonsense and helps anyone, no matter what skill level, understand the description of the real estate that they are buying.

Source: Find something new

Advantages of earning an Online Degree.

Many employed people holding fulltime jobs, cannot dream of improving their professional qualifications by attending regular colleges or universities.

Capella comes to their rescue by offering an accredited degree online in faculties such as business, information, education, human services and psychology.

We can set our own pace so that we can still cope up with our regular job, look after our home and family.

Online education is also relatively inexpensive when compared to attending regular college.
Getting an online master degree from the accredited Capella University can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience.

Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. It is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth.

Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.

For more information, please visit www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

What is Caviar?

James Hadley Chase-he was my general knowledge inspiration when I was in college.

All those 'must see' places all over the world, some rare foods and drinks, habits of elites are some of the features in his books.

He used to mention 'Caviar' in his books when writing about the specialty restaurants.

I longed to taste it without knowing what it is.

Today only I learnt what is caviar!

Caviar is an expensive delicacy consisting of the unfertilized eggs (roe) of sturgeon brined with a salt solution. It is commercially marketed throughout the world as a delicacy and is eaten principally as a garnish or spread, as with hors d'œuvres.

The name "caviar" comes from the Persian word (Khāg-āvar) which means "the roe-generator". This name in Persian means the sturgeon and its product, the roe. Caviar is more than just fish eggs.

It's a delicacy associated with luxury and fine dining. Because it is rare and difficult to obtain, caviar can be rather pricey. Caviar is extracted from the ovaries of the sturgeon, or the eggs that have yet to be laid. Once the eggs are extracted, they undergo a gentle cleansing process during which the skin is removed without breaking the egg itself; this delicate process is reflected in the price.

In the early 19th century, the United States was actually the world's leading producer of caviar, mainly due to the abundance of lake sturgeon in the Northeast and West. Caviar was so plentiful and inexpensive at one point that saloons served it to create thirsty customers.

It was only later when imported supplies from Iran and Russia became limited that caviar became a luxury item.

Today, the best caviar comes from sturgeon that is fished from the Caspian Sea by Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia. Some of the highest prices are paid for Beluga, Ossetra, and Sevruga varieties.

Source: Genuineanswers.com

Do you know precharge projectnet?

What is precharge projectnet?

Yes there is the obvious that it’s another one of those seo contests out there. But to some it’s more; to the Internet it’s life itself.

For you see the goal of the precharge projecnet seo contest is to draw awareness to the new Internet crisis in which congress is planning on giving individual ISP (Internet Service Provider) companies control over what parts of the Internet their users can access. Meaning in a sense they’ll be able to control and monitor what you do on the world wide web.

China has a system in place to make sure it’s users can’t access any websites that might condemn their government.

But to us it’s even worse, think about in terms of web competition. It’s no secret that the triangle of power exists on the world wide web. Google, Microsoft, and yahoo all fighting to control traffic on the web.

So imagine google going up to your ISP and paying them a certain amount of money to make sure their users, including you, will never see a Microsoft oriented website again.

Of course you can switch but maybe your new ISP has been paid to not show anything relating to google or google itself. Imagine a world with no Amazon shopping or small Internet businesses.

So where are you now? Stuck because the Internet is not yours anymore.

This is the problem the precharge projectnet seo contest wants to draw attention to.

Read it here fully: Unknown resources.

Wednesday, December 13

Great deals on gifts.

If you happen to see a totally rare item in your relatives’ or friends’ house, conclude that someone had thought differently.

It may be something like that is not found in the common gift stores that spring up during festival times.

From executive gifts to beautiful and functions Samurai Swords 'tis the season for great deals on gifts for the man who thinks swords are the coolest.

It may be a weapon in the ancient times but now it is a symbol of antique.

I have seen some beautifully carved swords studded with precious stones in the Tippu Sultan museum in Srirangapatnam near Mysore in India.

More such swords are on display at KarateDepot.com but with a strong focus on samurai swords. Swords are rated from collectible up to practical.

Many of the practical blades are hand-forged, the same as they were made in Japan and across Asia for the last thousand years. All the swords are of high quality and represent great value.

Web Technology Trends in 2006.

This is just a review of various web technologies that are used in 2006.

Social networking is the most important feature of web 2.0

MySpace, YouTube, Facebook have been the three outstanding success stories - but also impressive was Bebo (in the UK particularly) and there was strong growth in existing web 2.0 networks like Flickr and del.icio.us.

RSS continues to inch towards the mainstream - Yahoo integrated it into Y! Mail Beta, Microsoft is utilizing it more (e.g. integrated into IE7), Google came out with Google Base and the GData format (which is based on the RSS variant, ATOM). While 2006 can't be seen as the breakthrough year for RSS in the mainstream, we will probably see RSS bloom in 2007 as a result of the groundwork done in '06 by the big Internet companies.

Read the full story:

Save Earth, win $50K cash.

Internet contests are nothing new to addictive surfers.

Even for them this contest is something unique and big.

The contest:
"Tag an asteroid, save Earth, win $50K cash"
The Planetary Society will announce a $50,000 prize for "Asteroid Tagging Designs" tomorrow at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. In the Apophis Mission Design Competition, you are invited to submit designs for a mission to intercept and "tag" a potentially hazardous asteroid headed towards Earth.

Apophis is a near-Earth object (NEO), which will come closer to Earth in 2029 than the orbit of our geostationary satellites. On that pass, the asteroid will be gravitationally perturbed to an unknown orbit, one that that may have the slim possibility of hitting Earth in 2036.

Very precise tracking may be needed to determine the probability of such a collision. Such precise tracking may require "tagging" the asteroid, perhaps with a beacon -- a transponder or reflector -- or some other method. Exactly how an asteroid could best be tagged is not yet known, nor is it obvious, which is why The Planetary Society is holding a competition.

Acknowledgement: Boing Boing

Winter Wonderland!















Winter Wonderland.

Wait before you look where Winter Wonderland is is located.

This is not a place anywhere in the world.

It is bunch of flowers exclusively meant as a Christmas gift. Winter Wonderland is a perfect match for any hostess! This exquisite bouquet consists of three White Lilies and four White Roses accented with Waxflower and Ruscus.

Also included are a quality message card, floral preservative and flower care information. Your flowers come elegantly wrapped in a decorative sleeve and are hand packed in an attractive gift box.

It is available with Dot Flowers but only until December 29 2006.

Not only for Christmas but for any occasion Dot Flowers is literally buzzing with fabulous flower gift ideas and gorgeous gourmet gift baskets perfect for anyone on your list.

Another unique quality of them is that they offer same day flower delivery on Florist Direct flower arrangements designed in your local floral shop, or Field Fresh flower delivery straight from our growers' farms to anywhere in the United States.


If by any chance you are not gifting those exotic bouquets alone, browse through their website for wide selection of gourmet gift baskets.

How To Post Photos to Blogger Using Hello BloggerBot

To use Hello BloggerBot as a photo blogging tool, you must have a weblog with Blogger.com. If you already have one, then you can proceed with this tutorial. If not, go ahead set one up today! The installation and configuration of Hello BloggerBot is free and simple. Just follow these steps.

Go to http://www.hello.com/.

Specify a username, password and email address to register for a free account. Click on the 'submit' button.

After you register, you can go to the download page. Follow the set up instructions.

Once the Hello software is installed, log in with your new account.

Click on the 'Invite' button to start inviting friends and family and/or click on 'Add Friend' if you already know their Hello username.

To post photos to your Blogger.com weblog, configure the setting with your Blogger.com weblog.

Start sharing photos with friends directly or through your blog.

Courtesy: weblogs.About.com

Do you know Process Tamer?

Process Tamer is a tiny (140k) and super efficient utility for Microsoft Windows XP/2K/NT that runs in your system tray and constantly monitors the cpu usage of other processes. When it sees a process that is overloading your cpu, it reduces the priority of that process temporarily, until its cpu usage returns to a reasonable level.






There are many times when a process will hog your cpu, such as when converting audio/video files, or working with compressed archives. Because these processes completely consume the cpu, your system becomes sluggish to respond and using the computer for other tasks becomes impossible while these processes are running.

Process Tamer solves this problem by identifying such these degenerate conditions and temporarily reducing the priority of the offending processes in order to allow your system to respond to other requests. Stop being a victim to an overloaded cpu - let Process Tamer keep your system responsive no matter what you're doing.

You'll see a baloon tooltip in your system tray whenever Process Tamer adjusts or restores the priority of an application, so you'll always know what it's doing and why.

Of course there are times when you probably won't want Process Tamer to change process priorities, such as when playing games or if you are burning a cd/dvd on a slow computer; just double click its icon to toggle it on and off. Or you can also specify override rules for specific applications in order to tell the program to ignore them, force them to high or low priorities, or even to kill them as soon as they are found running.

The new version 2 release includes a new separate standalone configuration tool which lets easily setup exclusion rules, manually adjust process priorites, and more, without affecting the efficiency and resource use of the resident system tray tool.

Tuesday, December 12

Do you know Fathometer?

A fathometer is a fishfinder.

A fishfinder, a sonar device attached to a boat, is used to measure the amount of fish at various depths underneath the boat and displays them on a graphical display device, generally a LCD or CRT screen.

Like Chartplotters, fishfinder instrument is also a consumer marine electronics goods.

With the advent of computer interfaced multipurpose fishfinders combining GPS technology, digital chart-plotting, perhaps radar and electronic compass displays, marine engineers are now sailing with a better sense of security.

Apart from large selection of electronic fishing tools like Furuno Fish Finders and Garmin Marine Electronics, at Northeast Marine Electronics you will find electronics for camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, and driving from reputed brands such as Astron, Garmin, Standard Horizon, Raymarine.

Sea farers could buy all they ever need at sea such as fishfinders, batteries, gps systems, radar, chart plotters, depth finders, binoculars, compasses and instructional videos.

The prices are very competitive and the technical support is dependable.

Do you know Jada Pinkett Smith?

Jada Pinkett Smith is an American actress and singer.

Pinkett Smith has appeared in such movies as "Ali," "Collateral" and the Matrix series. Most recently, she was the voice of the hippo Gloria in the animated film "Madagascar."

She hit the headlines yesterday when she donated $1 million to the high school from which she graduated and asked that a theater there be dedicated to one of her classmates, Tupac Shakur.

Tupac Amaru Shakur was an American rap artist, activist and a poet. He is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the top-selling hip-hop artist, having sold over 73 million albums worldwide

The Baltimore School for the Arts announced the donation for a renovation and expansion on Monday, and said it will name its new theater for her.

The donation comes from the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, which is based in Baltimore. They had previously given $112,500 to the school.

Pinkett Smith wanted the theater named for Shakur because of the friendship they developed at the school. Shakur died in 1996 after a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

Source: Newsvine

Do you know TIVO?

This is a wonderful news reader.

I hope you might have seen the latest television launched by the L.G.

In this new television, you can record your favourite programs and view it later without the annoying hindrance of the commercials.

How this is achieved?
This is actually a gadget that has the facility to capture live television program and store it in an internal hard disc for future screening. This process is also termed as “time shifting”.

TIVO (pronounced tee-voh) is a very well known DVR (digital video recorder) product that is also commonly known as a “personal video recorder” or PVR. In simple terms, it can be defined as equipment that allows the viewer to record a particular television program for later viewing.

The operation of TIVO is somewhat similar to the common VCR. However, unlike the latter, it uses non detachable hard disc storage and much chic software to record the programs that the viewer requests for and the others on the same line that he might be interested in. Moreover, it also gives the viewer the facility to “pause” or “rewind” a “live” show to repeat a series that was viewed sometime back.

This is because the TIVO device continuously records the television signal that is being received by the viewer. Hence the viewer gets this opportunity to “rewind” a “live” TV program or even “pause” it within a gap of 30 minutes.

A TIVO user can specifically request for recording some programs based on their time, titles and even mentioning the names of directors and actors. TIVO then selects the shows, based on the catalog of all the programs that are accessible to the requestor and the satellite service used in that area, and records them.

The shows recorded by this device can be stored until the internal memory is full, after which it deletes the old programs and makes space for the new.

Two more great features that are:

*Seasons pass:
This is a feature in which the TIVO is given an instruction to record a particular show in a specific channel for the whole season along with the choice of taking footage of “First Run only”, “First run and repeats” and “all episodes”.

*28 day rule:
In this feature the TIVO keeps an account of all the programs that it stores and ensures that the same series is not recorded in the next 28 days.

Courtesy: Genuine Answers

Thursday, December 7

Do you know how to care for your suede handbag?

"Brush debris off your suede purse before spot cleaning. Use suede cleaner or dry clean only according to instructions".

This useful tips is given by the world famous Peter Belisi, designer of neckties and accessories.

Belisi—a name already synonymous with beauty—has earned a loyal following for its high-end, quality ties, and most recently scarves and handbags.

The Belisi Fashions was founded to enhance luxury wardrobes, while making the world a little brighter for everyone.

Buyers of Belisi’s products have one more reason apart from owning a silk necktie: every time you purchase a Belisi product, you put the finishing touch on a put-together look, while fighting poverty, protecting the environment, seeking justice and funding medical research.

In Palm Beach circle this is what people say about Belisi.
“Belisi unites the luxury and prestige of Palm Beach with Italian beauty and sophistication”

Quite an honor for this society conscious gentleman.

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Thanksgiving poem.

I appreciate poems always. It carries a little more than plain text.
Here is one for you to appreciate too.

In My Dreams
by Steven Robert Heine
In my dreams
all wrongs are righted,
all sins are forgiven
all wounds are healed.

In my dreams
all lost friends are found
all loved ones are united
all pain is forgotten.

In my dream
slaughter replaces anger
smiles replace frowns
and love replaces hate and fear..

But then I awakenand
I realize that I cannot fix
everything that is broken in the World.
And I decide to try to make it just
a little better somehow.

Acknowledgement: http://elegantly-expressed.blogspot.com/

Is it easy getting in to Harvard?

Obviously not.

Students of high academic caliber alone can think of getting admitted in Harvard University.

Like that, to become a member of IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau)
and SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization) requires certain qualifications in the field of internet marketing, search engine optimization and PPC bid management.

USWeb is the proud member of both the above organizations. USWeb CEO Ed Shull sits on the marketing committee of SEMPO.

USWeb is a leading strategic Internet services firm helping clients achieve revenue, profit, market share, and customer loyalty objectives through Internet strategies and systems.

So, USWeb should be the natural choice of us looking to compete the growing competition in the net world.

USWeb designs, develops, and implements custom web systems and integrated online marketing solutions that focus on brand awareness, audience development, and customer retention.

Shrewd webmasters recognize the importance of search engines or search directories because 70-80% of prospective web customers use them to find relevant content.

USWeb's search engine marketing services are designed to get your site noticed when potential buyers are looking for the products and services you have to offer.

Do you know Electronic Recruiting Exchange?

Electronic Recruiting Exchange (ere) is the Internet's leading source of networking and information for recruiters and HR professionals.

Company History:
Founded as an email discussion list for recruiting professionals in February, 1998, the ERE.net has grown to become the preeminent source of information and networking opportunities for recruiters and HR professionals on the Internet.

ERE was initially conceived as a forum for recruiters to get feedback about online recruiting from a relatively unbiased source — their peers. Within six months of launch, ERE began publishing the Electronic Recruiting Daily, an email-based publication authored by expert commentators from within the recruitment industry.

The website has continued to add services like the ER Marketplace, which lists products and services for recruiters — including the only comprehensive, nationwide database of seminars on recruiting.

The scope of the site has grown as a result of direct feedback from its audience, and is now the leading website in its space.ERE

TodayERE contains thousands of pages of content relating to recruiting, and continues to drive traffic from over 30,000 loyal members, most of whom receive its publications in their inbox each day. Having established a strong brand associated with the cutting edge of the recruiting industry, the website continues to add new content and functionality regularly.

The audience of ERE represents a mix of corporate and third-party recruiters.

Sign up now to gain:
*FREE access to articles, discussions, blogs, and more. Great recruiting content you won't find anywhere else on the web!
*Option to subscribe to FREE daily email newsletters. Get ERE content delivered to your inbox every business day. Choose the subscriptions that are right for you.
*FREE access to the ERE Network — ERE's professional online social network. Network with nearly 10,000 recruiters and HR professionals.

Courtesy: http://www.ere.net/

No more called as cheap labour.

Anything relevant to Indian netizen will awaken my curiosity instantly. But I suppose it is only too natural.

For long, I too have heard about the available 'cheap labour' in India and in other Asian countries and grimaced at the wrong word. But I never thought of expressing my protest through blogs.

I happen to read an article on this by Adwait Joshi in 'ere' blog network.
He has raised this question based on the following fact.

Question:
"Would you still call India "cheap labor" country"?

Argment:
"For past few years, India as moved up the value chain. Instead of just being a staff augment provider, we have forayed in Outsourced Product Development (OPD). Instead of just being a system integrator, we have set up R & D shops for global companies and contributed to it. We have enhanced our technical expertise over the time more than the US counter parts".

He concluded like this:
"I might have settled for "Affordable Labor" couple of years back. But today, we are expensive, not for ourselves only, but for the MNC's also".

Wednesday, December 6

Do you know Latent semantic indexing?

Trust me; I just now tried to understand it, but man that is the most complex matrix which is beyond an ordinary man like me.

But Ed Shull, the CEO of USWeb explained it beautifully.
“Search engines can find words that are heavily used on a page to help determine what the page is about. And they apply a LSI (Latent semantic indexing) filter to help determine similar words. This allows the search engine to understand that terms like LCD, DLP and HDTV are all connected by a common theme, the technology of televisions.

Makes sense-right?

Obviously Ed knows what he is talking about which is evident from his excellent tutorial on how to build back links for our websites and blogs.

Since Google has gotten better at eliminating tricks and black hat techniques as a factor in increasing rankings, he has formulated some terrific tips to build backlinks.


This is the list of what not to do.

1. Do not buy links from any program that offers you thousands of links to your website for a fee.

2. Do not participate in a reciprocal link program where you email Spam people asking them to swap links with you.

3. Do not use link brokers who put your link in the footer or off to the side of sites.

4. Be careful on paying monthly for links. In theory once you stop paying, those links go away, and your rankings will likely drop. Now on to what you should do.

List of what to do:

1. Directory submissions.
Google regularly crawls directories like Yahoo and DMOZ. You can also get good links from Business.com and some other paid directories. Be picky on the directories you link to. Avoid submission services that will submit you to hundreds of link farms.

2. Friends and family
This is a common sense method of building links, but many people don’t think to ask. How many of your friends may have a blog that’s indexed into a search engine. A link from them would help you out.

3. Vendors and partners
If you are paying a vendor money every month, it would be a small favor to ask for them to link to your site. Doing a joint press release about your company using their product is a great way to do this.

4. Press releases
Trying to get the press to write about you can be difficult, but trying to get them to link to you is nearly impossible.

5. Link baiting
Link baiting tactics are things you can do that will make people link to you.

7. Use a system like Blogitive
Blogitive allows you to post a press release through their system, and that release is picked up by thousands of bloggers. When a blogger decides to write an article about your press release, and link to your site, you pay $20. This is a one-time fee, so you don’t have a reoccurring cost to maintain rankings.

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