Wednesday, November 23, 2016

What To Research When Looking For The Right Set Of Long-Tail Keywords

There are countless articles out there that address the issue of long-tail keywords and how to select them. This article will provide some fresh perspectives that one can look at when thinking about what combination of words to use.
#1: Think In The Mind Of Your Target Market
This article will not go into any discussions about how to find your target audience because you’ve hopefully done that already before reading this point. But if not, the first thing you need to do is find that target market because that will be crucial to determining the right set of keywords. You must think in the mind of those who would be searching for your product. This is best illustrated through an example. Suppose you are running a house cleaning business. You can’t put your marketing efforts toward the term “house cleaning” because of how general it is.
You might think to use geographical terms to describe the location of your business or you might try to find something unique about your house cleaning business that you think people will search for. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to devise a list of keywords that your target market might search for and that relate to your business. This is definitely a time extensive process that requires a lot of brainstorming. You should also research online to get an idea of searching trends and look for SEO research tools that can help suggest words.
#2: Think Of The Different Combination Of Words That Comes To Mind And The Order In Which You Will Place Them
Once you’ve found the words, it’s important to find the right combination of words. Some words may work together better than others while you may choose to leave out certain words altogether. This is never easy to figure out and you can’t tell for sure which combination of words will yield the best results. You might choose to put the geographical location first, the business type first, or even the unique quality that sets you business apart from others. Much like the first point, this is a time extensive process that requires brainstorming. You can also use SEO research tools online that can provide some perspective on this topic.

Brexit: UK Citizens of Cypriot Origin Can Obtain an EU Passport

An EU passport includes the right to live and work in any EU member-state. Following, the result of the UK referendum, the UK citizens will not have that right anymore. However, after the Leave vote, some people have the false impression that they could renew their passport immediately and remain citizens of the EU for the next 10 years. This option will not work because once the UK leaves the EU, the UK citizens cease to be EU citizens. As a result, many people are seeking an alternative passport. Consequently, Cyprus passport can be one option as Cyprus is an EU member-state since 2004.
Before presenting the necessary procedures that need to be followed in order to acquire a Cyprus passport, it should be clarified that the Republic of Cyprus allows its citizens to have a double citizenship. That is to say, British-born Cypriots may apply for a Cyprus citizenship and keep their UK citizenship as well.
In the following paragraphs, we will explain:
  • the acquisition of the Cypriot citizenship due to Cypriot origin;
  • the acquisition of the Cypriot citizenship as a spouse of a Cypriot citizen;
A.Acquisition of the Cypriot citizenship due to Cypriot origin:
Minors (under the age of 18)- Type M121 and Type M126:
a) Applications for registration of minors born abroad after the 16th of August 1960 whose father at the time of birth was a Cypriot citizen, and for minors born abroad after the 11th of June 1999 whose mother at the time of birth was a Cypriot citizen, are submitted on form M121.
In this case, the necessary accompanying documents are:
  • Applicant’s birth certificate;
  • Marriage certificate of the applicant’s parents;
  • Photocopy of the applicant’s and the applicant’s parents’ passports;
  • Certificate of registration of the Cypriot parents (where applicable);
b) Minors born in Cyprus or abroad after the 16th of August 1960 whose father or mother acquired the Cypriot citizenship after the birth of the said minor, or who were born before the 11th of June 1999 to a Cypriot citizen, are also eligible to apply for Cypriot citizenship. The form M126 needs to be submitted by the parent who is a Cypriot citizen.
In this case, the necessary accompanying documents are:
  • Applicant’s birth certificate;
  • Two photographs of the applicant (passport size);
  • Marriage certificate of the applicant’s parents;
  • Copy of the applicant’s and the applicant’s parents’ passports;
  • Certificate of registration of the Cypriot parents (where applicable);
  • The consent of the parent who is not a Cypriot citizen. However, it is not required if the Cypriot parent has obtained a court decision for exclusive parental care of the minor;
Adults:
a) Adults born before the 16th August 1960- Type M70 or M71:
Persons born before the 16th of August 1960, who are citizens of the UK and its former colonies originating from Cyprus, from the male side are eligible to apply for Cyprus citizenship by submitting an application on form M70 or M71.
In this case, the necessary accompanying documents are:
  • Applicant’s birth certificate;
  • Birth certificate of applicant’s father;
  • Photocopy of applicant’s passport;
b) Adults born after the 16th of August 1960 and adults born in Cyprus between 5th of November and 16th of August – Type M123:
Persons of Cypriot origin who were born after the 16th of August 1960, whose mother is a Cypriot citizen and father a foreigner are eligible to apply for Cyprus citizenship by submitting an application on form M123.
In addition, under the provisions of section 109 of Law 141 (I)/2002, are eligible to apply for Cyprus citizenship:
  • Adults born after the 16th of August 1960 and originate from a person who became a British citizen based on the Annexation of Cyprus Orders in Council of 1914 until 1943;
  • Adults born in Cyprus after the 5th of November 1914 and before the 16th of August 1960, during which time their parents were residing in Cyprus;
In this case, the necessary accompanying documents are:
  • Applicant’s birth certificate;
  • Marriage certificate of applicant’s parents;
  • Copy of the applicant’s and the applicant’s parents’ passports;
  • Certificate of registration of the Cypriot parent (where applicable);
c) Adults born after the 16th August 1960- Type M124:
Persons of Cypriot origin born before or after the 16th August 1960 and are British citizens or citizens of any Commonwealth state and have completed one year of legal residence in the Republic of Cyprus are eligible to apply for Cypriot citizenship by submitting the application form M124.
In this case, the necessary accompanying documents are:
  • Applicant’s birth certificate;
  • Certificate of clean criminal record issued by the police;
  • Copy of applicant’s passport;
B. Acquisition of the Cypriot citizenship as a spouse of a Cypriot citizen- Type M125:
An individual who is married to a Cypriot citizen is eligible to apply for a Cyprus citizenship by submitting the form M125 after completing three years of marriage and two years of residency in the Republic of Cyprus before the date of application.
Note that spouses of overseas Cypriots are also eligible to apply for Cypriot citizenship provided that they have completed at least three years of marriage. Additionally, a letter from the couple explaining the reasons for requesting the grant of the Cypriot citizenship to the foreign spouse needs to be submitted. However, in case the couple has completed at least five years of marriage and has at least one child, then it is not necessary to submit the aforementioned letter.
In this case, the necessary accompanying documents are:
  • Applicant’s birth certificate;
  • Certificate of clean criminal record;
  • Marriage certificate;
  • Birth certificate of the couple’s children (where applicable);
  • Copy of the applicant’s passport;
  • Copy of the Cypriot spouse’s passport;
  • Certificate of acquisition of the Cypriot citizenship of the Cypriot spouse (where applicable);
  • Statement of harmonious cohabitation signed before an Officer of the District Administration Office or the diplomatic authority;
  • Statement of cohabitation from the local authority.

New Age Luxury Travel

The present luxury travelers are looking for new and unique experiences. They want to learn and understand the culture and history of the places they visit. They must experience it like a local, or more aptly, a very wealthy local.
The new aspect of luxury vacation, it’s no longer about living in the most expensive hotels or eating off gold (or actually eating it); it’s now about experiencing that you’ll never forget that no one else has Instagrammed.
A choice that could provide you a real new experience in terms of the modern meaning of luxury travelling is a private sailing cruise on a luxury yacht. A cruise like this in the Aegean Sea and especially in the Cyclades island group can provide an authentic experience of the town, city or village you’re visiting.
Although there will always be “must see” tourist spots to go to, you could also live authentic and local experiences. For instance, on the islands you are going to visit you could participate in events that locals would frequent, like local festivals with music, dance, food and drink.
For those who love to shop, you’ll have the opportunity to try and buy local products that you can’t find anywhere else. Try amazing wines, cheeses, exceptional Hellenic products like herbs coming from the Greek earth and grown with the help of sun and salty wind.
Among others you’ll have also the option of arranging with your skipper a unique experience by mixing and matching different excursions, day trips, cruises and activities to suit your personal preferences and interests. You could visit such as, archaeological sites or secret buys or even enjoy a massage or personal counseling session like Ayurvedic & Thai massages, Healing, Reiki, Aromatherapy. If you wish you could also enjoy water sports or a relaxing yoga workshop.
All the above could be a memorable time of your life consisted of services planned only for you, private visits, isolated beaches, private tours, or a relaxing afternoon cycling through the Greek countryside to a vineyard where a wholesome Mediterranean meal awaits? The options are endless.
Of course on a trip like this the crew of the sailboat can ensure you a level of safety and security, a calm cruise, a safe anchor the best services in and out of the boat. Everything on a trip along these lines is designed to satisfy your peace in mind and give you the pleasure you swear by a new age luxury travel.

Is Samsung Galaxy S7 A Perfect Alternative For Apple iPhone 6S?

When it comes to smartphones, there always seems to be a battle between Apple and Samsung. Every time there seems to be two similar phones from both brands taking a showdown in the market. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is currently going up against Apple’s iPhone 6S. The S7 has emerged victorious to be amongst the very best Android smartphones, even against Note 5, Xperia Z5 by Sony and the outgoing 6S.
Even though it is expected that iPhone 7 will replace the 6S soon, the competition between it and Galaxy S7 remains stiff in the few months before the launch. Of course, there are so many elements playing out in the competition with some of the obvious phone features for both being battery life, display, quality of body, design, performance and even the camera features on each. When a closer look into these features is done, it becomes easy to tell whether the Galaxy S7 makes a perfect alternative for iPhone 6S.
Performance
Processor
The galaxy S7 has custom octa core 2.3GHz Exynos 8890 chipset and 4GB RAM, whereas the iPhone 6S has a dual core 1.8GHz A9 processor and 2GB RAM. This certainly makes the S7 sound powerful, but the 6S puts a good fight. For instance, when it comes to gaming experiences where both perform at compelling speeds regardless of the difference.
Battery life
The S7 seems to pull ahead here. When tested in continuous video playback at 170cd/m2 screen brightness, the S7 lasted 17 hours and 48 minutes whereas the 6S lasted 11hours and 18 minutes. The S7 will therefore last you longer even when under heavy usage and appears more reliable.
As far as performance goes, iPhone 6 maybe offer faster graphics and single core CPU performance, but the battery life superiority of the S7 remains more important.
Build and Design
Materials
The front and back of S7 is Gorilla Glass coated and it also has a metal frame. The 6S on the other hand has a chassis that is all metal aluminum. The 6S therefore have no issues when it comes to picking fingerprints like the S7 but it lacks a MicroSD slot of S7 hence it is not possible to upgrade storage capabilities. Both phones have fingerprint reader but S7’s reader is fairly temperamental. The dustproof and water resistant nature of Samsung S7, however makes it more exciting because it can survive 30 minute water-submerge. Toilet drops are therefore less problematic with the S7 compared with iPhone 6S.
Dimensions
The Galaxy S7 measures 142x70x9mm and the iPhone 6S is much smaller at 138x67x7.1mm. It means that the S7 is a few millimeters wider and taller to the 6S and weighs a little more at 152g and the 6S at 143g. In the build and design the S7 again wins.
As far as display goes, the S7 has a technically superior display, but 3D touch of 6S is just as useful hence they draw on this. The camera on S7 offers better images to the 6S so it’s definitely another win for the Galaxy smartphone.

Kinesiology – An Understanding of the Subject

Kinesiology refers to the study of human and non-human body functions, movements and performance through the application of anatomy, physiology, psychology, neuroscience and biomechanics. To expand the understanding of Kinesiology on a larger level, the science includes studies of body motion of humans and animals using motion tracking systems through various methods for monitoring physical, physiological, muscle and brain activities as well as behavioral and cognitive functions. Kinesiology finds various applications in human-health – e.g. physical education, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning processes, occupational therapies, biomechanics, orthopedics, sports industries and many others.
In recent years, Kinesiology is becoming increasingly associated with Applied Kinesiology, which is a rather controversial medical diagnostic process not fully aligned with the requirements of mainstream medicine. Many functions of Kinesiology are broadly referred under ‘complementary therapies’ further compounding the issue. However, Kinesiology is one of the fastest growing therapies and is vigorously practiced in over 100 countries around the world.
Kinesiology encompasses overall holistic health disciplines that understands an individual’s wellbeing based on the ‘art of muscle monitoring’. Its origins began in the 1970s when alternative medicines and treatment started combining Western medical techniques and Eastern medicinal wisdom to arrive at methods to promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
What began as initial research into non-invasive healing sciences quickly grew into a vast science using muscle testing to gather information about the body’s functions, in relation to physiological and neurological functions. The effectiveness of the methods resulted from the way these practices worked in tandem with the body’s own innate healing processes to restore health and wellbeing and aid recovery quickly from illnesses.
Careers in Kinesiology
Kinesiology is a field or branch of scientific study and does not automatically allow individuals to practice the methodology on individuals. A basic degree in Kinesiology can lay the foundation for further graduate degrees in biomedical research and other professional programs like allied health and medicine.
A ‘Kinesiologist’ is not a professional or licensed designation in the United States and many other countries for medical practices; at best, this qualification allows individuals to provide consulting services, teach physical education, and engage in research related to human motor performance, rehabilitation, ergonomics etc.
In North America or Canada, however, kinesiologists can opt for further studies to earn a Master of Science (MS) or Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.). It is a noted fact that many doctoral level faculties in Canada receive their training in related disciplines such as mechanical engineering, neuroscience, physiology or psychology. Interestingly, the world’s first kinesiology department was introduced at the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1967 and continues to be the leading force in the study of the science of human movement.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Computer Diagnostics

The diagnostics that are associated with computers can help to identify any problem or failure that computers show when they are having problems.  Diagnostics are used to test out the computer system, which includes both the BIOS and memory, software, and even the hardware that is attached to the computer.

The most common types of problems will occur when your computer is down to very low resources, which can either be a low amount of RAM, or a low disk space.  These conditions are very common, and generally result in your computer running very slow.  This can easily be fixed, all you have to do is defrag your hard drive, and get rid of some programs and files that you no longer use or need.

Almost all types of computer diagnostic software can find and fix just about any problem that you are having.  It normally starts off with a BIOS examination, and goes on from there.  PC diagnostics
software can determine a lot from the BIOS, from the common settings to those that have a major impact on both boot up and performance.

No matter what you do, you should never modify or tamper with the BIOS settings, as it can lead to serious problems.  If you do plan to modify or mess with your BIOS, you should always create a backup first, just in case something goes wrong.  The BIOS settings can be very tricky, although they are responsible for a lot to do with your computer.  If you have never been in the BIOS before, you really shouldn’t be modifying anything inside of it.

Depending on the diagnostics program that you are using, there will be several different features available.  Right now, two of the most popular are Norton System works and PC Doctor.  Both of these programs offer full diagnostics software, good for fixing just about any software related computer program you can imagine.  

Once you run the program, you’ll be able to select the diagnostic test that you are planning to run.  Some offer you a full system scan, which will scan your entire computer and then display any problems that you having.  After displaying any problems, the software will normally give you an option to go ahead and fix it.  As long as the problem is nothing serious, the diagnostic software can generally fix it.

The more complicated problems, such as hardware failures or hard drive crashes, are a totally different story.  They will require a technician who is very experienced, that can rebuild the hardware.  Diagnostic software can report hardware problems to you, although most of the time it is unable to fix it.

There are other computer diagnostic software that you run after starting the computer or rebooting, that will check everything from BIOS.  These types are great, although the types such as Norton and PC Doctor are by far superior.  They offer far more features, including defragment, cache cleaner, and the option to delete your temporary Internet files.  These features are great to have, especially if you aren’t the technical type.

For more reasons than one, computer diagnostic software is the ideal way to find and prevent problems with your computer.  Norton System works offers you Ghost as well, which is the perfect way to back up your data.  You can back up certain files, or just go ahead and back up your entire hard drive.  System works and Ghost are very easy to use, even if you are completely new to computers.  For everything they offer you - computer diagnostic programs are the ideal way to prevent problems before they happen.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cooling Your Hard Drive

For several different reasons, storage is a very important part of a computer.  These days, computers do far more than they ever have in the past.  From businesses to family photo’s, storage is the ideal way to keep documents on your computer.  The most popular method of storage is the hard disk drive, which we all count on for keeping our data safe.

Even though the hard drive stores data, it isn’t perfect by any means.  Hard drive failure is very common with all computers, with no real way to prevent it.  Although there are several different reasons why a hard drive can fail, the most common is overheating.  Viruses and crashes are common as well, along with theft and accidental deletion.

With the older style and mechanics of hard drives, the RPM speed was low, meaning that the drives wouldn’t overheat.  The hard drives we use now days, have speeds between 7,200 and 10,000 RPM, meaning that they can get quite hot when they start working.  Computers of this day and age come with fans to cool everything down, with most hard drives including temperature sensors as well, so you can keep track of just how hot your hard drive becomes.

With hard drives today, overheating is a very common problem.  The faster hard drives come with speeds of 10,000 RPM, which can make the temperature soar above 70 degrees F, really heating things up inside the drive.  The mechanics on the inside are built to withstand the heat, although if things become too hot, you’ll encounter problems.  If a drive becomes too hot and ends up losing the data, it may be next to impossible to retrieve the information - no matter how good your data recovery specialists may be.

One area that suffers from the drive overheating is the platters, which are magnetic media.  Platters are what carry the data throughout the hard drive.  Platters are constructed from optical glass, aluminum, or ceramic and normally coated with a layer of magnetic material.  Once the hard drive begins to heat up, the platters will start to expand, which changes their size.  When this happens, the magnetic surface on the platters will get destroyed, which results in a loss of data.  If the physical area of the platters are damaged, it will result in unreadable sectors.

Other areas of the hard drive that can be damaged due to overheating are the read and write heads, head actuator, and the controller chip.  Hard drives are very sophisticated pieces of hardware, and can’t handle overheating.  The read and write heads are a common example, as they can easily render the drive useless if they become damaged.  If they get too hot, they don’t make any contact with media, which pretty much stops the flow of transfer from information to the computer.

To prevent your hard drive from overheating, you should always make sure that it is cooled properly and well ventilated.  You can always get additional fans and coolers, which will improve both ventilation and the flow of air in your computer.  You can buy fans and coolers at very affordable prices, which makes them an ideal investment for keeping your hard drive or hard drives cool.

You can also get software that monitors the temperature of your hard drive as well.  Whether it’s software, or additional fans, you should always ensure that your hard drives are kept cool.  By keeping them cool, you’ll greatly reduce the amount of crashes.  You’ll also increase the stability of your hard drive as well, which will make your entire computer perform much better.