Bryan and Jeffrey Eisenberg don't simply explain this shift in paradigm; Waiting for Your Cat to Bark? introduces Persuasion Architecture™ as the synthetic model that provides business with a proven context for rethinking customers and retooling marketers in a rewired market.
Readers will learn:Why many marketers are unprepared for today's increasingly fragmented, in-control, always-on audience that makes pin-point relevance mandatoryHow interactivity has changed the nature of marketing by extending its reach into the world of sales, design, merchandizing, and customer relationsHow Persuasion Architecture™ allows businesses to create powerful, multi-channel persuasive systems that anticipate customer needsHow Persuasion Architecture™ allows businesses to measure and optimize the return on investment for every discreet piece of that persuasive system
"There's some big thinking going on here-thinking you will need if you want to take your work to the next level. 'Typical, not average' is just one of the ideas inside that will change the way you think about marketing." ?Seth Godin, Author, All Marketers Are Liars
"Are your clients coming to you armed with more product information than you or your sales team know? You need to read Waiting for Your Cat to Bark? to learn how people are buying in the post-Internet age so you can learn how to sell to them." ?Tom Hopkins, Master Sales Trainer and Author, How to Master the Art of Selling
"These guys really 'get it.' In a world of know-it-all marketing hypesters, these guys realize that it takes work to persuade people who aren't listening. They've connected a lot of the pieces that we all already know-plus a lot that we don't. It's a rare approach that recognizes that the customer is in charge and must be encouraged and engaged on his/her own terms, not the sellers. Waiting for Your Cat to Bark? takes apart the persuasion process, breaks down the steps and gives practical ways to tailor your approaches to your varying real customers in the real world. This book is at a high level that marketers better hope their competitors will be too lazy to implement." ?George Silverman, Author, The Secrets of Word of Mouth Marketing: How to Trigger Exponential Sales Through Runaway Word of Mouth
"We often hear that the current marketing model is broken-meaning the changes in customers, media, distribution, and even the flatness of the world make current practices no longer relevant. Yet few have offered a solution. This book recognizes the new reality in which we operate and provides a path for moving forward. The authors do an outstanding job of using metaphors to help make Persuasion Architecture clear and real-life examples to make it come alive. Finally, someone has offered direction for how to market in this new era where the customer is in control." ?David J. Reibstein, William Stewart Woodside Professor, Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and former Executive Director, Marketing Science Institute
"If you want to learn persistence, get a cat. If you want to learn marketing, get this book. It's purrfect." ?Jeffrey Gitomer, Author, The Little Red Book of Selling
Within these pages, New York Times best-selling authors Bryan and Jeffrey Eisenberg walk you through the five phases that comprise web site development, from the critical planning phase, through developing structure, momentum, and communication, to articulating value. Along the way, they offer advice and practical applications culled from their years of experience "in the trenches."
If you've been seeking a practical, day-by-day, do-it-yourselfplan for success in your Internet marketing, this is the book foryou. The latest in the very popular Hour a Day series, thisbook gives you step-by-step instruction and clear action plans forall crucial aspects of successful internet marketing: SEO,website optimization, integration of social media and blogs, andpay-per-click strategies. Above all, it shows you how to useanalytics effectively, so you can track and understand yourresults, then course-correct as you need.Provides step-by-step instruction to help you design,implement, and measure an internet marketing strategyUses the empowering and winning approach that has made thebooks in the Hour a Day series top sellersBreaks down intimidating topics into approachable, hour-a-daytasksCovers key topics in step-by-step detail, including SEO,website optimization and usability, analytics, blog integration,social media, and pay-per-click strategiesOffers expert guidance from an experienced and well-knowninternet marketer, Matt Bailey
Drive targeted traffic to your site, keep them there, andconvert them into happy customers with this refreshingly practical,roll-up-your-sleeves guide!
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Part science and part art, conversion optimization is designedto turn visitors into customers. Carefully developed testingprocedures are necessary to help you fine-tune images, headlines,navigation, colors, buttons, and every other element, creating awebsite that encourages visitors to take the action you seek. Thisbook guides you through creating an optimization strategy thatsupports your business goals, using appropriate analytics tools,generating quality testing ideas, running online experiments, andmaking the adjustments that work.Conversion optimization is part science and part art; thisguide provides step-by-step guidance to help you optimize yourwebsite for maximum conversion ratesExplains how to analyze data, prioritize experimentopportunities, and choose the right testing methodsHelps you learn what to adjust, how to do it, and how toanalyze the resultsFeatures hands-on exercises, case studies, and a full-colorinsert reinforcing key tacticsAuthor has used these techniques to assist Fortune 500clients
You Should Test That explains both the "why" and the"how" of conversion optimization, helping you maximize the value ofyour website.
"I laughed so hard and uncontrollably I could hardly breathe. Reading this on public transport is not a good idea." (Penthouse magazine)
"Brilliantly funny." (Jezebel.com)
From the notorious Internet troublemaker who brought the world the explosively popular "Next Time I'll Spend the Money on Drugs Instead", in which he attempted to pay his chiropractor with a picture he drew of a spider; "Please Design a Logo for Me. With Pie Charts. For Free," which has been described as one of the most passed-on viral e-mails of all time; and, most recently, the staggeringly popular "Missing Missy", which has appeared everywhere from The Guardian to Jezebel to Andrew Sullivan's The Daily Dish, comes this profoundly funny collection of irreverent Internet mischief and comedy.
Featuring all of Thorne's viral success, including "Missing Missy", The Internet Is a Playground culls together every article and e- mail from Thorne's wildly popular website 27bslash6.com, as well as enough new material, available only in these pages, to keep you laughing-and, indeed, crying-until Thorne's next stroke-of-genius prank. Or hilarious hoax. Or well-publicized almost-stint in jail (really).
Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS.Joining the professional web designers and programmers are newaudiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update acontent management system or e-commerce store) and those who wantto make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teachingHTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to becomeprogrammers, which is why this book takes an entirely newapproach.Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible toeveryone—hobbyists, students, and professionals—andit’s full-color throughoutUtilizes information graphics and lifestyle photography toexplain the topics in a simple way that is engagingBoasts a unique structure that allows you to progress throughthe chapters from beginning to end or just dip into topics ofparticular interest at your leisure
This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up,reading, then referring back to. It will make you wish othertechnical topics were presented in such a simple, attractive andengaging way!
Inside, you'll learn about:
Interaction design and physical computingThe Arduino hardware and software development environmentBasics of electricity and electronicsPrototyping on a solderless breadboardDrawing a schematic diagram
And more. With inexpensive hardware and open-source software components that you can download free, getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this book, all you need is a USB Arduino, USB A-B cable, and an LED.
Join the tens of thousands of hobbyists who have discovered this incredible (and educational) platform. Written by the co-founder of the Arduino project, with illustrations by Elisa Canducci, Getting Started with Arduino gets you in on the fun! This 128-page book is a greatly expanded follow-up to the author's original short PDF that's available on the Arduino website.
People around the world have access to enjoy YouTube with the exception of a few countries including China. There are three main components that constitute the YouTube ecosystem: the users who are the members of the YouTube communities and the consumers of YouTube videos; the creators who produce videos; and the advertisers who make the money flow within the YouTube ecosystem.
YouTube is open to anybody who wants to create and upload videos, and all users are equally eligible to become creators. YouTube is operating the YouTube partnership program to encourage users to become creators of videos.
This is YouTube reference book proofread by the person who is currently in charge of the YouTube partnership program.
This book explains everything that you need to know about YouTube if you want to become a creator and manage your own channel; how to sign up to become a YouTuber; how to upload videos; how to manage your channel; how to monetize YouTube videos; and the knowhow to generate more profits. All lessons about basic YouTube features are accompanied by “Follow These Simple Steps,” where you are encouraged to practice what you have learned.
The book also includes a “Special Page” section, where some of the popular YouTube channels are introduced by different categories, in addition to ways on how to use YouTube to promote businesses and to protect your copyrights.
—Tom Vanderbilt, New York Times bestselling author of Traffic
In Tubes, Andrew Blum, a correspondent at Wired magazine, takes us on an engaging, utterly fascinating tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives and reveals the dark beating heart of the Internet itself. A remarkable journey through the brave new technological world we live in, Tubes is to the early twenty-first century what Soul of a New Machine—Tracy Kidder’s classic story of the creation of a new computer—was to the late twentieth.
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Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways.
Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic—a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption—and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection.
Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, The Shallows sparkles with memorable vignettes—Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive—even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.
Whether you're a marketing and PR professional, an entrepreneur, or a small business owner, you'll learn about the tools and features that will help you reach specific Facebook audiences. You'll also get an in-depth overview, with colorful and easy-to-understand introductions to Profiles, Groups, Pages, Applications, Ads, Events, and Facebook etiquette.Approach Facebook's complex environment with clear, actionable itemsMake sense of the social networking worldBe familiar with the technologies you need for social network marketingExplore tactics for using Facebook features, functionality, and protocolsLearn how to set specific campaign goalsDetermine which Facebook features are relevant to your campaignsPlan and execute Facebook marketing strategiesMeasure the results of your campaigns with key performance indicators
Join the Facebook fun! These experts show you how to set up your Profile, protect your privacy, find friends and family members, learn what's happening in their lives, and keep them up to date on yours. Here's just what you need for a safe and happy Facebook experience.
Open the book and find:
Advice for creating the perfect Profile
How to find friends
Tips on keeping in touch
Privacy controls and how to use them
Steps for sending private messages to friends
How much gold does the United States store in Fort Knox?
Why do I get a headache when I eat ice cream too fast?
How did the "seventh inning stretch" originate?
As the official webmaster for Xerox, Bill McLain was surprised by the kinds of questions he was receiving, like whether people born blind can see in their dreams and why rabbits are associated with Easter. McLain began to answer each and every question--attracting national attention from MSNBC, CNN, and People--and the result, collected in Do Fish Drink Water?, is a surprising, funny, and informative collection of facts. McLain's answers can often be as wild as the questions and prompt entertaining anecdotes about where he found them. McLain explains how magnets are made, what caused the Great Depression of 1922, and even explains why cats purr. Also included is an extensive list of websites where he conducts research, offering an informative guide to making the most of the Internet.
In this revelatory book, Don Tapscott, the bestselling author of Wikinomics, and his son, blockchain expert Alex Tapscott, bring us a brilliantly researched, highly readable, and essential book about the technology driving the future of the economy.
Blockchain is the ingeniously simple, revolutionary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger of value. Though it’s best known as the technology that drives bitcoin and other digital currencies, it also has the potential to go far beyond currency, to record virtually everything of value to humankind, from birth and death certificates to insurance claims, land titles, and even votes.
Blockchain is also essential to understand if you’re an artist who wants to make a living off your art, a consumer who wants to know where that hamburger meat really came from, an immigrant who’s tired of paying big fees to send money home to your loved ones, or an entrepreneur looking for a new platform to build a business. And those examples are barely the tip of the iceberg.
As with major paradigm shifts that preceded it, blockchain technology will create winners and losers. This book shines a light on where it can lead us in the next decade and beyond.
Nicholas C. Zakas worked with the Web for over a decade. He has worked on corporate intranet applications used by some of the largest companies in the world and large-scale consumer websites such as MyYahoo! and the Yahoo! homepage. He regularly gives talks at companies and conferences regarding front-end best practices and new technology.
Google AdWords is a unique tool that allows you to set your ownbudget and create ads and choose keywords that are specificallyrelated to your business. This handy guide walks you through thenewest tips, tricks, and techniques for maximizing your AdWordscampaign. Presenting coverage that is nearly entirely rewritten orrevised, this practical guide adds chapters on topics such as adextensions, feeds for e-commerce, mobile advertising, advanced adwriting, and the new Google display network. In addition, theauthor provides updates that reflect helpful new bestpractices.Boasts approximately 85 percent updated or new contentUpdates popular topics such as experiments, ad extensions,feeds for e-commerce, mobile advertising, advanced ad writing, andmoreIncorporates changes to the AdWords interfacesShares best practices in split testing, opt-in landing pagestructure, and ad group structureReviews new, free tools included in AdWords as well as new andimproved third-party tools
With this handy reference by your side, you'll discover the bestway to make a Google AdWords campaign to work for you!
That's what this cookbook is for. Fortunately, most router configuration tasks can be broken down into several more or less independent steps: you configure an interface, you configure a routing protocol, you set up backup links, you implement packet filters and other access control mechanisms. What you really need is a set of recipes that show you how to perform the most common tasks, so you can quickly come up with a good configuration for your site. And you need to know that these solutions work: you don't want to find yourself implementing a backup link at 2 A.M. because your main link is down and the backup link you set up when you installed the router wasn't quite right.
Thoroughly revised and expanded, Cisco IOS Cookbook, 2nd Edition, adds sections on MPLS, Security, IPv6, and IP Mobility, and presents solutions to the most common configuration problems, including:Configuring interfaces of many types, from serial to ATM and Frame RelayConfiguring all of the common IP routing protocols (RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP)Configuring authenticationConfiguring other services, including DHCP and NTPSetting up backup links, and using HSRP to configure backup routersManaging the router, including SNMP and other solutionsUsing access lists to control the traffic through the router
If you work with Cisco routers, you need a book like this to help you solve problems quickly and effectively. Even if you're experienced, the solutions and extensive explanations will give you new ideas and insights into router configuration. And if you're not experienced--if you've just been given responsibility for managing a network with Cisco routers--this book could be a job-saver.
This book is the only poker book available that caters specifically to online sit-n-go (SNG) single-table low-limit Texas Hold’em tournaments. More importantly, it is the only poker book that guides the reader on a progressive path upward through the various limits, with only the information necessary to win with any bankroll or skill level to beat that specific low limit. Presented in a series of steps, the book provides guidelines that help tell the reader when to move up to a higher limit.
SNG’s have very predictable durations (40-60 minutes) so the reader could effectively set aside blocks of time to play. Unlike other games, the book contends that SNG’s have very predictable win/loss rates, can be defeated systematically, and offer an innate system of progression. That is, the various buy-in amounts can be viewed as a climbable ladder that helps gauge success.
As with any gambling, winning is not a sure thing. But this book gives you the tools you need to win.
Starting an online business can be a tricky undertaking. Luckily, Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition gives you the business savvy needed to make your online business boom. Cutting through technical jargon and hype, this plain-English guide arms you with everything you need to succeed, from developing a business plan and designing your website to making the most of marketing through social media—and everything in between. Plus, you'll get ideas for funding your online start-up, tips for moving your brick-and-mortar customers online, ways to breathe new life into a tired business, the latest on trademarks and copyrights, and much more.Includes updated information on web page design with HTML 5 and CSS, new analysis tools, and search engine optimization Gives you trusted information on Internet security Covers niche and advanced e-commerce topics
If you're in the exciting position of planning, launching, or maintaining a successful online business, this all-encompassing guide will make you an online entrepreneur in no time.
HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition servesas the perfect reference for both web development beginners andseasoned professionals looking to learn more about how to get themost out of the powerful combination of HTML5 and CSS3.
With hundreds of practice questions, CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Study Guide covers what you need to know—and shows you how to prepare—for this challenging exam. McGraw-Hill Professional is a Gold-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner offering Authorized CompTIA Approved Quality Content to give you the competitive edge on exam day.100% complete coverage of all official objectives for exam CV0-001 Exam Watch notes call attention to information about, and potential pitfalls in, the exam Exam at Work notes provide real-world examples of cloud computing technologies in the workplace today Two-Minute Drills for quick review at the end of each chapter Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam
Covers all the exam topics, including:
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Ideal for Linux administrators, developers, and power users, this updated edition shows you how to write a basic dialplan step-by-step, and brings you up to speed on the features in Asterisk 11, the latest long-term support release from Digium. You’ll quickly gain working knowledge to build a simple yet inclusive system.Integrate Asterisk with analog, VoIP, and digital telephony systemsBuild an interactive dialplan, using best practices for more advanced featuresDelve into voicemail options, such as storing messages in a databaseConnect to external services including Google Talk, XMPP, and calendarsIncorporate Asterisk features and functions into a relational database to facilitate information sharingLearn how to use Asterisk’s security, call routing, and faxing featuresMonitor and control your system with the Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI)Plan for expansion by learning tools for building distributed systems
On a budget and need help figuring out how to coupon online?This concise e-book will show you where to go online to find thebest store and manufacturer coupons, how to combine them for thebest deals, and how to stay organized. Get this bargain pricede-book with "beyond the book" extras including a videodemonstration, checklist, and more.Contains 100 pages of couponing tips, techniques, and ideas forsaving moneyIncludes extras online, including a video, checklists, andmoreShows how to find, use, and combine money-saving coupons, andkeep them organized
Tired of sifting through hundreds of blogs looking for coupons?Here?s an online couponing guide you can trust: Online CouponingIn A Day for Dummies.
C# is a complicated programming language for building.NET-connected software for Microsoft Windows, the Web, and a widerange of devices. The friendly All-in-One For Dummies formatis a perfect way to present it. Each minibook is a self-containedpackage of necessary information, making it easy to find whatyou're looking for.
Upgrades in C# 2010 include the ability to build Windows 7applications and compatibility with Python and Ruby.C# is a somewhat complex programming language for building.NET-connected software for Microsoft Windows, the Web, and otherdevicesBeginning C# programmers will appreciate how the All-in-Oneformat breaks the topic into minibooks, each one addressing a keybody of informationMinibooks include creating your first C# program, Windows 7programming, basic C# programming, object-based programming,object-oriented programming, Windows programming with C# and VisualStudio, and debuggingCompanion Web site includes all sample code
Beginning C# programmers will find C# 2010 All-in-One ForDummies explains a complicated topic in an easy, understandableway.
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This is the ultimate guide for those who want to quickly getbeyond AdWords basics to learn and apply the advanced techniquesand tactics that are used by Fortune 500 companies. The bookprovides insight into AdWords' functionality and advanced features,explaining how they work and providing tips, tactics, and hands-ontutorials, which readers can immediately use on their own PPCcampaigns.
The third edition features more than 50 pages of new materialand has been completely revised to cover all the changes toGoogle's system, including changes to the campaign structure, bidmodifiers, new quality score analysis techniques, and the latest adextension updates. Expert author Brad Geddes gives advancedinsight, direction, and strategies for every aspect of usingAdWords to create and manage a successful pay-per-click marketingcampaign, and also shows you the best tools and techniques forkeyword research, including negative keywords. In additionyou'll:Discover how to craft winning ad copy, and explore advanced PPCcampaign optimization techniques, including how to optimize for agood quality scoreExplore the intricacies of the Display Network and learn how tointerpret reportsLearn how to use the AdWords Editor to create thousands ofkeywords and ad copy configurationsUnderstand advanced bidding strategies, and how to bestorganize and manage an AdWords accountLearn how to best test everything from landing pages to adcopy
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Part I provides background in the history and concepts of social media and social networks. Also included here is social network analysis, which flows from measuring, to mapping, and modeling collections of connections. The next part focuses on the detailed operation of the free and open-source NodeXL extension of Microsoft Excel, which is used in all exercises throughout this book. In the final part, each chapter presents one form of social media, such as e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Youtube. In addition, there are descriptions of each system, the nature of networks when people interact, and types of analysis for identifying people, documents, groups, and events.Walks you through NodeXL, while explaining the theory and development behind each step, providing takeaways that can apply to any SNADemonstrates how visual analytics research can be applied to SNA tools for the mass marketIncludes case studies from researchers who use NodeXL on popular networks like email, Facebook, Twitter, and wikisDownload companion materials and resources at https://nodexl.codeplex.com/documentation
This practical hands-on guide for Windows power users and IT professionals delivers ready answers for using Windows command-line tools to manage Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Not only is this book packed with examples that show you how to run, use, schedule, and script Windows commands and support tools, it's written by a well-known author of more than 100 computer books and features easy-to-read tables, lists, and step-by step instructions.
Designed for anyone who wants to learn Windows Command Line, this book will help you perform tasks more efficiently, troubleshoot performance issues and programs, manage computer settings, perform routine maintenance, and much more. One of the goals is to keep the content so concise that the book remains compact and easy to navigate while at the same time ensuring that the book is packed with as much information as possible--making it a valuable resource.
Inside, you’ll learn about:Interaction design and physical computing The Arduino hardware and software development environment Basics of electricity and electronics Prototyping on a solderless breadboard Drawing a schematic diagram
Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need an Arduino Uno or earlier model, along with USB A-B cable and an LED. The easy-to-use Arduino development environment is free to download.
Join hundreds of thousands of hobbyists who have discovered this incredible (and educational) platform. Written by the co-founder of the Arduino project, Getting Started with Arduino gets you in on all the fun!
You can do this; anyone can because it's easy. Places like Webs, Yola, Wordpress, Blogger and others have made it simple with WYSIWYG editing (what you see is what you get). This book is a simple guide for everyone, from computer beginners to advanced users who will benefit from tips and over 150 useful links.
Jason Matthews is also the author of How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks All for Free and Get On Google Front Page. He knows a myriad of online tools, programs and software to make the most of an internet career at absolutely no cost.
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Souders' previous book, the bestselling High Performance Web Sites, shocked the web development world by revealing that 80% of the time it takes for a web page to load is on the client side. In Even Faster Web Sites, Souders and eight expert contributors provide best practices and pragmatic advice for improving your site's performance in three critical categories:
Speed is essential for today's rich media web sites and Web 2.0 applications. With this book, you'll learn how to shave precious seconds off your sites' load times and make them respond even faster.
This book contains six guest chapters contributed by Dion Almaer, Doug Crockford, Ben Galbraith, Tony Gentilcore, Dylan Schiemann, Stoyan Stefanov, Nicole Sullivan, and Nicholas C. Zakas.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, UX/UI designer, product manager, or part of an intrapreneurial team, this book teaches simple-to-advanced strategies that you can use in your work right away. Along with business cases, historical context, and real-world examples throughout, you’ll also gain different perspectives on the subject through interviews with top strategists.Define and validate your target users through provisional personas and customer discovery techniquesConduct competitive research and analysis to explore a crowded marketplace or an opportunity to create unique valueFocus your team on the primary utility and business model of your product by running structured experiments using prototypesDevise UX funnels that increase customer engagement by mapping desired user actions to meaningful metrics
Even though new technologies enable people to do much more withthe Web, in the end HTML, XHTML and CSS are still at the root ofany Web site. The newest edition of this bestselling guide is fullyupdated and revised for the latest technology changes to the field,including HTML5 and CSS3. Illustrated in full color, this bookprovides beginner and advanced coders the tools they need to beproficient at these programming languages.Shows you how to create a Web page and formulate XHTML documentstructureAddresses working with content management systems (WordPress,Drupal, and Joomla), and designing for mobile devices (iPhone,BlackBerry, and Android)Introduces HTML5 and CSS3, tools critical to mobile WebdevelopmentReviews working with text, lists, and images, and customizinglinksDemonstrates ways to employ cascading style sheets (CSS) andget creative with colors and fontsDetails integrating scripts with XHTML and understandingdeprecated HTML markup tags
Written by two veteran computer whizzes, HTML, XHTML and CSSFor Dummies will help you get the design results you want!
In the newest edition of his top-selling book, social mediaexpert Dave Evans bypasses theory to provide you with practical,hands-on advice on developing, implementing, and measuring socialmedia marketing campaigns. In what can be an overwhelming topic, hedemystifies the jargon, dispels the myths, and helps you develop aneffective, day-by-day plan.
Revised and updated with more than 100 pages of new material onall the latest developments, Evans includes new and updatedcoverage on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+; the latest on listeningand analytics platforms; how to incorporate mobile andlocation-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla into your plan;and more.Helps marketers, advertisers, and small business owners quicklydevelop effective, practical approaches to social media marketingcampaignsHighlights the latest you should know about Facebook, Twitter,and Google+; as well as mobile- and location-based services such asFoursquare and GowallaShows you how to track and measure results and integrate thatinformation into your overall marketing planFeatures case studies, step-by-step instructions, and hands-ontutorials
If you've been seeking ways to break down social media marketinginto tasks you can handle and campaigns that deliver, this is thebook you need.
Twitter is a microblogging service that's changing the way wecommunicate. Marketers recognize its value, and TwitterMarketing: An Hour a Day offers marketers, advertisers, brandmanagers, PR professionals, and business owners an in-depth guideto designing, implementing, and measuring the impact of a completeTwitter strategy.
Expert author Hollis Thomases acquaints you with theTwitterverse, its conventions, and its fascinating demographics andstatistics. She then teaches you step by step how to effectivelycraft successful branding and direct response strategies that canbe scaled to any organization and its objectives. TwitterMarketing: An Hour a Day uses interesting case studies, successstories, anecdotes, and examples to demonstrate how to use Twittermetrics in order to inform strategic direction. You'll discover howtop companies-large and small-have leveraged this excitingcommunications platform.Twitter has become a phenomenon with 32 million users,including major companies such as Apple, JetBlue, and CNNThis step-by-step guide explains the demographics, shows howcompanies are using Twitter, and explains how to scale the approachto your enterpriseThe detailed coverage includes the basics for Twitter newcomersand explores all elements of a successful strategyExpert author Hollis Thomases shows how to set goals, developand implement a plan, attract followers, and measure the impact ofa campaignThe in-depth book explains how to maintain momentum andexplores such issues as contests, promotions, and crisismanagement
Twitter Marketing: An Hour a Day is the ultimate guide tosucceeding one tweet at a time!
Since we released the last edition of this bestselling book, Google has added many new features and services to its expanding universe: Google Earth, Google Talk, Google Maps, Google Blog Search, Video Search, Music Search, Google Base, Google Reader, and Google Desktop among them. We've found ways to get these new services to do even more.
The expanded third edition of Google Hacks is a brand-new and infinitely more useful book for this powerful search engine. You'll not only find dozens of hacks for the new Google services, but plenty of updated tips, tricks and scripts for hacking the old ones. Now you can make a Google Earth movie, visualize your web site traffic with Google Analytics, post pictures to your blog with Picasa, or access Gmail in your favorite email client. Industrial strength and real-world tested, this new collection enables you to mine a ton of information within Google's reach. And have a lot of fun while doing it:Search Google over IM with a Google Talk botBuild a customized Google Map and add it to your own web siteCover your searching tracks and take back your browsing privacyTurn any Google query into an RSS feed that you can monitor in Google Reader or the newsreader of your choiceKeep tabs on blogs in new, useful waysTurn Gmail into an external hard drive for Windows, Mac, or LinuxBeef up your web pages with search, ads, news feeds, and moreProgram Google with the Google API and language of your choice
For those of you concerned about Google as an emerging Big Brother, this new edition also offers advice and concrete tips for protecting your privacy. Get into the world of Google and bend it to your will!
Table of Contents
Introduction to Internet Scams and Fraud
Getting to Know More about Internet Scams/Identity Theft/Credit Card Theft and Internet Frauds
Difference between Internet scams And Internet Fraud
Tips and Techniques to Recognize Frauds and Scams
Rule number one – giving personal information out
Rule number two – identification documents
How does Internet fraud work?
Victim of Lottery Fraud?
Giving Money Away Free Scam
Protecting yourself from Internet fraud
Credit card thefts/work-at-home scams/banks and scammers
Work from Home Frauds – Facebook Fortune
Country Oriented Work-At-Home Scams
How to Recognize a Work-At-Home Scam
Anti Internet Fraud agencies
Social media advertising – YouTube etc. Promoting Scams
Tips for Working at Home Jobs
How to Trap Internet tricksters Through Social Media?
How Do Banks Encourage Frauds?
How Can a Bank Help in Catching a Scammer?
Banking Laissez-faire attitudes
Strict Ways of Tackling Credit Card Frauds
Banking Secrets Unfolded
Bank Update Frauds
Introduction to Internet Scams and Frauds
With the Internet becoming such an integral part of all our lives, is it a surprise that we are more vulnerable to Internet scams and Internet fraud. So for all those people who want to know about the different ways in which a person can get scammed through Internet scams and Internet fraud, here is a complete information dossier telling you all about identity thefts, credit card thefts, Internet fraud and Internet scams.
Along with this, you are going to know more about how fraudsters can gain access to your bank account, thanks to emails which you demand information from you under the garb of updating your banking details and information.
Ignorance is not bliss. In such cases you have to be one step ahead of all the scamsters who benefit from a credulous public who believe that if banking and financial company officials have written to you about a serious matter, it is serious. They thrive on such threatening and scare tactics, telling you that your account is going to be limited within three days or some such ultimatum.
Remember that no bank or any other institution which has anything to do with money is going to ask you for your details, by asking you to update them online. Anybody with a little bit of common sense knows that any information which is sent online either through mail or through tapping on supposedly secure websites can be easily accessed by any hacker with a little bit of experience and computer know how.
So apart from showing you ways and means with which you can check these Internet scamsters and credit card identity thieves, this book is going to give you information on how you can protect yourself from future financial losses.
Whether you use Joomla! to power a website, intranet, or blog, you'll need a good how-to reference on this complex, but not always intuitive, content management software. Joomla! Bible, Second Edition is that book. It not only brings you up to speed on the changes and extensions that are now part of Joomla! 3.0, it thoroughly covers functions and tasks, including installation, configuration, management, advanced modules, and extended coverage of two key extensions.
You'll learn how to obtain code and deploy it to a server; how to obtain, modify, and delete content; how to choose between the Joomla! Platform and the Joomla! CMS; and more. By the time you finish the Joomla! Bible, Second Edition, you'll be well prepared to build and maintain a Joomla!-based website.Walks you through obtaining the Joomla! 3.0 code and how to deploy it to a server, configure the site, create content, and manage content and user hierarchiesHelps you get the most out of core modules that provide advanced functionality, including the Polls Module, the Banner Manager, Content Syndication, Newsfeed Aggregation, and othersIncludes hands-on tutorials and real-world practical applications
Whether you're a content manager, website manager, developer, or do-it-yourselfer, make sure you keep Joomla! Bible, Second Edition on hand.
We are living in the computer age, in a world increasingly designed and engineered by computer programmers and software designers, by people who call themselves hackers. Who are these people, what motivates them, and why should you care?
Consider these facts: Everything around us is turning into computers. Your typewriter is gone, replaced by a computer. Your phone has turned into a computer. So has your camera. Soon your TV will. Your car was not only designed on computers, but has more processing power in it than a room-sized mainframe did in 1970. Letters, encyclopedias, newspapers, and even your local store are being replaced by the Internet.
Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, by Paul Graham, explains this world and the motivations of the people who occupy it. In clear, thoughtful prose that draws on illuminating historical examples, Graham takes readers on an unflinching exploration into what he calls "an intellectual Wild West."
The ideas discussed in this book will have a powerful and lasting impact on how we think, how we work, how we develop technology, and how we live. Topics include the importance of beauty in software design, how to make wealth, heresy and free speech, the programming language renaissance, the open-source movement, digital design, internet startups, and more.
Early UI practitioners were trained in cognitive psychology, and developed UI design rules based on it. But as the field has evolved since the first edition of this book, designers enter the field from many disciplines. Practitioners today have enough experience in UI design that they have been exposed to design rules, but it is essential that they understand the psychology behind the rules in order to effectively apply them.
In this new edition, you'll find new chapters on human choice and decision making, hand-eye coordination and attention, as well as new examples, figures, and explanations throughout.Provides an essential source for user interface design rules and how, when, and why to apply themArms designers with the science behind each design rule, allowing them to make informed decisions in projects, and to explain those decisions to others Equips readers with the knowledge to make educated tradeoffs between competing rules, project deadlines, and budget pressuresCompletely updated and revised, including additional coverage on human choice and decision making, hand-eye coordination and attention, and new mobile and touch-screen examples throughout
Digital information is a powerful tool that spreads unbelievably rapidly, infects all corners of society, and is all but impossible to control—even when that information is actually a lie. In Virtual Unreality, Charles Seife uses the skepticism, wit, and sharp facility for analysis that captivated readers in Proofiness and Zero to take us deep into the Internet information jungle and cut a path through the trickery, fakery, and cyber skullduggery that the online world enables.
Taking on everything from breaking news coverage and online dating to program trading and that eccentric and unreliable source that is Wikipedia, Seife arms his readers with actual tools—or weapons—for discerning truth from fiction online.
Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies, 3rdEdition is a detailed resource for businesses, brands, andpeople who are interested in promoting themselves, their goods, andtheir services on Facebook. Fully updated to cover new Facebookfeatures, this new Third Edition includes guidance on GraphSearch, the updated News Feed design, cover photo rules,advertising changes, updated mobile apps, and more. Examples andcase studies illustrate best practices, and the book providesstep-by-step guidance on creating a successful Facebook marketingcampaign, from setting up a fan page to analyzing results.
Facebook is considered the most fully-engaged social mediaplatform for most marketers. With more than a billion users whocomment over 3.2 billion times per day, Facebook provides a readyand willing customer base to businesses savvy enough to takeadvantage. Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies,3rd Edition walks you through the creation of acustomized fan page, and guides you through interacting with fansand building a community around your brand. The book explainsFacebook applications and Facebook advertising, and shows you howto make Facebook come alive.Learn how to claim your presence on FacebookBuild pages to engage, retain, and sell to customersDiscover advanced Facebook marketing tacticsFind out why measuring, monitoring, and analyzing areimportant
Create and curate engaging content, including photos, video,contests, and more, and watch your fan base grow. Social mediamarketing is a major force in the success of a business, andFacebook is at the forefront of it all. Facebook MarketingAll-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition provides theguidance and information you need to get in there and claim yourspace.
Each performance rule is supported by specific examples, and code snippets are available on the book's companion web site. The rules include how to:
If you're building pages for high traffic destinations and want to optimize the experience of users visiting your site, this book is indispensable.
"If everyone would implement just 20% of Steve's guidelines, the Web would be adramatically better place. Between this book and Steve's YSlow extension, there's reallyno excuse for having a sluggish web site anymore."
-Joe Hewitt, Developer of Firebug debugger and Mozilla's DOM Inspector
"Steve Souders has done a fantastic job of distilling a massive, semi-arcane art down to a set of concise, actionable, pragmatic engineering steps that will change the world of web performance."
-Eric Lawrence, Developer of the Fiddler Web Debugger, Microsoft Corporation
MVC 5 is the newest update to the popular Microsoft technology that enables you to build dynamic, data-driven websites. Like previous versions, this guide shows you step-by-step techniques on using MVC to best advantage, with plenty of practical tutorials to illustrate the concepts. It covers controllers, views, and models; forms and HTML helpers; data annotation and validation; membership, authorization, and security.MVC 5, the latest version of MVC, adds sophisticated features such as single page applications, mobile optimization, and adaptive renderingA team of top Microsoft MVP experts, along with visionaries in the field, provide practical advice on basic and advanced MVC topicsCovers controllers, views, models, forms, data annotations, authorization and security, Ajax, routing, ASP.NET web API, dependency injection, unit testing, real-world application, and much more
Professional ASP.NET MVC 5 is the comprehensive resource you need to make the best use of the updated Model-View-Controller technology.
When web design expert Ben Hunt set out to quantify thedifference between an ordinary web site and a great one, heexpected to find the key in design simplicity. But when his teammore than doubled the conversion rates for a wide range of sites,they identified simple yet powerful solutions involving design,copy, appropriate analysis, classic optimization techniques, andtargeted testing. You'll find the fixes easy to implement, andthey're all right here.Understand the essentials - your market, yourproposition, and your delivery.Create a site that is seen by the right people, providesa compelling experience, and generates the desired action.Learn how to use testing to improve your site'sconversion rate.Discover the holistic nature of web site optimizationand why multiplicity matters.Examine dozens of simple techniques for buildingtraffic, engaging your audience, and crafting effective calls toaction.Combine creativity with analysis for the bestpossible results.
Ben Hunt is Principal Consultant for Scratchmedia Ltd. Heoperates webdesignfromscratch.com, which provides tutorials andadvice to over 120,000 web developers each month. Ben has beendesigning, coding, and producing web sites for clients worldwidefor more than 15 years, and is considered a leader in the webusability industry.
Forewords by Ken McCarthy, founder of the System Seminar,and Drayton Bird, Drayton Bird Associates.
eBay has changed the way products and services are purchased all over the world. Daily over 1.5 million online customers and providers log on to bid and sell virtually anything that can be bought or purchased. In 2006, eBay sellers are estimated to post $22 billion in sales. There are businesses earning $1 million a year selling products on eBay today. It is estimated that more than half a million people make full-time incomes just with their eBay business. eBay also allows you to run a business that requires no advertising costs.
eBay is a level playing field--it doesn't matter how old you are, what nationality or income level, whether you own a business now or not, what your background is, or where you are located. Start making money on eBay today!
The book starts with a complete overview of how eBay works. Then you are guided through the whole process of creating the auction and auction strategies, photography, writing copy, text and formatting, managing auctions, shipping, collecting payments, registering, About Me page, sources for merchandise, multiple sales, programming tricks, PayPal, accounting, creating marketing, merchandising, managing e-mail lists, advertising plans, taxes and sales tax, best time to list items and for how long, sniping programs, international customers, opening a storefront, electronic commerce, buy-it now pricing, keywords, Google marketing, and eBay secrets; everything you will ever need to get started making money on eBay!
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Internet explores:the political economy of the internet hypertext computer mediated communication websites as communication conceptualizing users of the internet internet communities and practices.
Perfect for students studying this modern phenomenon, and a veritable e-feast for all cyber junkies.
Microsoft insiders join giants of the software development community to offer this in-depth guide to ASP.NET MVC, an essential web development technology. Experienced .NET and ASP.NET developers will find all the important information they need to build dynamic, data-driven websites with ASP.NET and the newest release of Microsoft's Model-View-Controller technology. Featuring step-by-step guidance and lots of code samples, this guide gets you started and moves all the way to advanced topics, using plenty of examples.Designed to give experienced .NET and ASP.NET programmers everything needed to work with the newest version of MVC technology Expert author team includes Microsoft ASP.NET MVC insiders as well as leaders of the programming community Covers controllers, views, models, forms and HTML helpers, data annotation and validation, membership, authorization, security, and routing Includes essential topics such as Ajax and jQuery, NuGet, dependency injection, unit testing, extending MVC, and Razor Includes additional real-world coverage requested by readers of the previous edition as well as a new case study example chapter