Why You Won’t Make Money Building Apps

 

With over 1 million apps available in both the iTunes and Google Play stores and an average of 50,000 downloads per app, building mobile apps looks like a very lucrative money making option. However, when you dig deeper into these figures and see that over 90% of these apps are free to install and just 1% of these apps are financially successful, it becomes a much less appealing proposition. This article will take a detailed look at the world of mobile apps and discuss the main reasons why you won’t make money building apps. Continue reading

healthyliving.pepsico.com – Pepsi Wellness Healthy Living

 

Pepsi Helathy Roads

The Healthy Living website is a program partnered with PepsiCo to promote the health and wellness of everyone within the Pepsi Company as well as their families. The Pepsi Healthy Living program is a comprehensive approach to promoting the good health of every Pepsi associate through quality health care, nutrition and diet planning, exercise and comprehensive disease prevention and wellness plans. Continue reading

www.geappliances.com/register – Register GE Appliance

 

GE Appliances

The GE Register your appliance website allows a user to fill out a brief registration form for warranty and other support services from GE.  Please note that a customers failure to enroll with the online form does not diminish their warranty rights.  All residents who live in Canada will have to file a slightly different from than the orginal.  The following items will be required when registering a product online:

1. owners name, address, email address
2. brand information to include appliance type
3.  model/serial number Continue reading

www.capitalone.com/activate – Activate Your Capital One Account

 

Capital One’s Online Financial Services

The Capital One Activation site allows a user to acess an exisiting account with a username and password.  A Captial One customer can also create an online account using the sign up feature on the site.  The site provides information about and access to financial services offered by the Capital One family of companies.  Please note a valid email address will be needed when signing up for a new account. Continue reading

www.retirementdirections.com – PNC Retirement Center

 

PNC Retirement Services

PNC’s retirement services website enables you to access and manage at your convenience the retirement plan account sponsored by your employer. The site provides you with the tools as well as resources so that you can enroll, learn to allocate assets and find out the contribution that will help you achieve your financial goals.

You can also use the website to plan your retirement needs outside of that provided by your employer. To find out the different distribution and rollover options, all you need to do is provide some basic information. PNC also provides chat services so that you can get answers to your queries from a PNC representative. In addition, PNC retirement service also offers a mobile application to help you stay connected to your account while you are on the move. Further, a short video on the site teaches you as to how you can make adjustments periodically to rebalance your portfolio and maintain the desired risk level. Continue reading

www.gmcglobalconnect.com – General Motors Connect

 

General Motors Global Connect

The GM Connect website allows a user to enter their User Name and Password to sign into their account.  If the users has lost or misplaced their password please use the help desk option to start the retrieval process.  The GM Connect site is adminstred by General Motors LLC.

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A History of General Motors

A Concise History of General Motors written by: penmanship The history of General Motors (GM), one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers, is one of spectacular growth. GM was founded by William Durant and Charles Stewart Mott in 1908. Both Durant and Mott had been manufacturers of horse-drawn carriages before moving into automobiles with the establishment of Buick, which was then taken over by GM at its founding. Mott was the major stakeholder. Continue reading

How to Buy Aged Domain Names

 

Buying an aged domain can make it easier to rank in Google. It’s not necessarily about how old the domain name is, exactly. It’s about the way buying an aged domain lets you assume some of the site’s authority. The trick is acquiring an aged domain that has significant PageRank or an extensive, quality back link profile.

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The domain does not have to be relevant to your niche of choice, though it can help. You don’t necessarily want to be 301 redirecting the new domain name to your existing page — though that might give you rapid trust and some link equity, it’s usually better to re-establish old domains. To promote your existing domain, create content on the re-established domains that’s specific to your niche.

GoDaddy Auctions are a good place to pick up aged domains. You can go through the listings there and pick out some that look attractive, then use any number of dozens of free and paid tools for checking them out. ExpiredDomains.net, the SEOMAstering Fake Page Rank Check Tool, MajesticSEO, OpenSiteExplorer, and Ahrefs will give you a through picture of the domain name’s provenance.

It’s important to check out the link history of any domain before you buy. Why? Otherwise, you might end up with something that has a seedy, sordid past. In fact, it’s better to get a domain with an established, diverse, and above all clean backlink profile. PageRank isn’t nearly as important. The free version of MajesticSEO works wonders here — check for over-optimized anchor text as well as suspiciously low trust.

Same goes for checking for fake PageRank. Some people sell domains and use a 301 or 302 redirect to point to other high-PageRank sites… plus a custom script that only does that redirect if the visitor is Google. In other words, you visit the page and Google toolbar or your PR checker displays the PR of the popular site, while your browser sees the page on the “faked PageRank” site.

The other thing to watch out for sits with nasty pasts. This shows up in MajesticSEO as a discrepancy between Citation Flow and Trust Flow. A domain name that has many thousands of backlinks but a very low Trust Flow has probably been used for something shady… which you want to avoid.

How to Register a Domain Name

 

If you are planning to put up a website, one of the steps you must take at the beginning is to register your domain name. A domain name is the unique name that will be used to identify your website like “yourbrand.com”, “yourcompany.com” or “yourorganization.org”. First we’ll take a quick look at the importance of domain registration, and then we’ll briefly discuss how to register a domain name.

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A domain name is very important for the following reasons:

* Credibility. If you are a business owner, your domain name will help you to build trust and credibility with your prospects and customers. In fact, nowadays, very few customers will be willing to transact business with a company that has no domain name.

* Flexibility. Your domain name goes with you when you need to change your web host. Your customers will still be able to gain access to your site regardless of the hosting company you use. This gives you the freedom to change hosts or hosting plans when the need arises.

* Effective Branding. A company domain name enhances branding. It also makes it easier for your clients and prospects to find you online. In fact, if you are able to register your domain name early enough, people can find you easily by simply typing your product or brand in the address bar of their browsers.

To obtain a domain name, you need to register your desired name with the ICANN database, which is currently responsible for keeping track of domain names worldwide. You usually do this with the help of a domain registrar. They usually register domains for an annual fee of between $US10 to $US40.

There are other ways to register a domain name. For instance, you could choose to register it through a web hosting company. But if you are just establishing your online presence, you should start with a domain registrar. This is because domain names, that will effectively describe your products and services, can be taken up quickly by your competitors. Hence, before you decide on a hosting plan, you should take immediate steps to secure your domain name after you have gone through the steps outlined below.

Steps to Register a Domain Name

Select a Domain Registrar

Choose a reliable domain registrar that can register your domain for you and protect your personal and financial information. Do a quick search online and read the ratings of different registrars. Many registrars also perform dual roles as hosts. But at this point, you should focus on the quality of their domain registration service. Compare the fees and customer ratings of a few top registrars before you make your final choice.

Create an Optimized Domain Name

An optimized domain name is a name that can be easily remembered by your target audience. It should also be a name that will be optimized for major search engines like Google. You can use Google webmaster tools to do some research on search terms or keywords that are related to your brand or services when you are choosing your domain names. Make sure you put down several alternative names. This will enable you to proceed quickly if you discover that the first name is no longer available. Choose shorter names that sound professional and avoid using names of establish brands that can bring about copyright violations.

Select a Suitable Top Level Domain

A top level domain (TLD) is the part of the domain name that comes after the dot. The most popular TLDs are .com and .net. Non-profit organizations also use .org. You can also choose a country specific TLD such as .co.uk for the United Kingdom and .ca for Canada. Even though the most popular TLDs cost more than the others, customers are more likely to associate them with your domain name. So it is safer to go with .com or .net.

Check for Availability

The domain registrar will give you an opportunity to check for the availability of any domain name that you want to register. If the domain name is not available, the information about the owner of the domain will be displayed (as long as it is available for public viewing). You could make an attempt to buy your desired domain from the current owner. Or, you could proceed to register other alternative domain names that are still available.

Supply All Required Information

Next, you should fill out the online forms presented to you by the domain registrar. It is very important for you to put in accurate information and keep a record of what you filled in while doing the registration. At this point, you may also decide to make some information private (for an extra fee). This will prevent anyone, who uses the whois.com website to check the information attached to a domain, from viewing your contact information.

Pay for the Domain

Finally, you should pay for domain using PayPal or a credit card. Currently, these are the main options available for paying for domain registration. You can also indicate if you want to pay for more than one year or if you want your domain registration to be renewed automatically so that your domain does not expire and get sold to someone else.

That was a brief discussion on how to register a domain name. Before you leave, review the article again and bookmark it for future reference.