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What Constitutes A Great Website

For most people, they do not really know how to plan for their websites. You need to give careful thought on your website since this will be the doorway to your business. This is the first thing that people look into. Here are some questions that you need to keep in mind so that you can build a great website.

  • How will you attract people to your website? More specifically, you need to ask yourself what the marketing strategies are that you want to employ in order to attract the target market. Will it be search engine optimization or a pay-per-click advertising option? Or do you plan to leverage with social media? This particular step is very important as it will answer many questions along the road. One tip for this step is to ascertain the marketing techniques that will best work for your website by knowing the lowest cost.

 

  • Who will visit your website? Your website has to take in all kinds of users and help them find the information that they are looking for. In a matter of seconds when getting into your website, the visitor should be able to look for the thing that he is looking for. Do the customers need to sign up or should they continue with a link in order to learn more?

 

  • What questions will your visitor ask? Will they ask if they were directed in the right place? Try to mental note the possible questions they have in mind. If you have anticipated that your potential client visits your website in order to make a specific product purchase, they should know instantly that they are in the right place. Brief and concise messages usually work best.

 

  • What do you want your website visitors to do? Should they email you or call you? Will you require them to sign up for something or buy your products online? A great website will usher people what to do next.

Indeed, it is not easy to design a website but with the help of experts from Perth Web Design you can surely put up that dream website of yours.

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Campaign To Increase The Awareness For Paper And Paper-Based Products

Paper Mart boxes are essential components of daily life. Food and consumer products are among those things that require a paper-based packaging box. In order to be cost efficient and more versatile, packaging manufacturers make the effort to engineer sturdy yet light in weight and customizable paper-based boxes to meet consumer demand.

The paper industry is still a $132 million industry but according to research data from Paper and Packaging Board, the demand for paper products have decreased sharply over the years ever since consumers started to be entrenched in digital media. Instead of handwritten notes at offices, emails are now are now being used for communication. Instead of spreadsheets, the internet has provided more efficient options to speed up calculations. However, the paper industry is on its way to stage a huge comeback.

“How Life Enfolds” campaign was officially launched last month by Paper and Packaging Board to communicate the benefits of paper and paper-based packaging. The campaign makes use of emotionally-rich stories on how paper and paper-based packaging has helped people connect in the past and how they were able to reach their goals.

If you have been watching TV the past few weeks, you will notice some of the campaign’s early works that features the soft side of paper. In addition to the heartwarming commercials, a new website has been created for the purpose of touting the benefits of paper and paper-based packaging. Social media presence in Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn has also been optimized to gain more online awareness for the products. Paper and paper-based packaging companies are funding the campaign through a USDA check-off program.

The level of participation among industry members is crucial to the success of the campaign. Previous efforts have been unfunded or they did not last long enough to make a strong impact. What is different with the present campaign is the much larger budget and the seven-year commitment to successfully build brand image.
The campaign is very important because it tells of the benefits of paper and paper-based packaging coming from renewable resources. A fair amount of media coverage has been received and the commercials are going viral.

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Savannah Airport Commission Approves Uber

The Airport Commission of Savannah, Georgia has just approved an agreement that allows private airport transfers at the Savanna-Hilton Head International Airport via the smartphone-based application Uber.

Uber is a mobile application developed by Uber Technologies in California. It is for smartphone users to use their mobile phones to submit a trip request which is then routed to Uber drivers who use their own cars. As of May 28, 2015, Uber is available in 58 countries and about 300 cities worldwide.

Lori Lynah, an airport spokesman, says that they had prepared for Uber in Savannah since it was only a matter of time before they integrate Uber into their airport transfer services as many other states have already going through the same process. Since many passengers coming to Savannah are from large cities wherein Uber was already operating, people are already familiar with it.

She further said that if Uber were to operate in Savannah, they had to operate in the way the Airport Commission wanted them to.

The agreement is already pending for the approval of pending. Even so, the Airport Commission has already planned to designate a part of the lower area for the Uber pick-up area. Moreover, they are not to be allowed to roam around the airport premises like taxi drivers looking for fares.

However, taxi drivers have found these restrictions useless. Robert Dumm, who has been driving a taxi cab for 20 years, says that the idea of Uber is troubling on their part since their vehicles had to go through inspections while the drivers had to go through background checks and had to procure badges to operate at the airport. Taxi drivers have to go through all of the above while Uber drivers did not.

Dumm believes that Uber may put them out of business as it is a cheaper alternative especially in times when the taxi cab business is at its lowest points in terms of profits. However, Lynah says that there is not yet an assurance that Uber fares will be cheaper than taxi rides. Uber merely provides the passenger another option and an alternative to taxi cabs.

While the citizens of Savannah are already raving about Uber, taxi cab drivers are already fearing that they would be out of business in only a few months past the coming of Uber.

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Free Tutoring Services Offered By The University Of Indiana East

Learning and education are important parts of life and there is no doubt that people accept and understand the value of these two things that is why they not only go to school to study but also hire professional tutors like those from the Bee Academic Tutoring to further their learning experience. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire professional tutors.

Education has remained valuable to this day. Unfortunately, schools are not as effective as they were before. This is probably because of varying factors such as poverty, overpopulation and the stagnation of the education system. Overcrowding is probably the biggest problem experienced in schools today. Since there are a lot of students sharing a single teacher in a packed classroom, you could expect that not all these students are learning like the others. That is why many parents had opted to hire tutors for their children.

But for those who cannot afford such services; don’t lose hope. There are many other charitable programs that offer the same services for free.

In the Indiana University East, a service learning program is offering tutorial services that are free of charge for students in kindergarten until 12th grade. Slots are limited but the students will be effectively taught all the necessary things they need to learn.

For one hour a week, tutors will be meeting up with students to help them study. Afterwards, they would think of practice activities that can be done at home. The slots have filled up fast but people can still apply for the waiting lists.
Right now, there are about 13 tutors and 25 students with the sessions taking place at the campus library.

Katelyn Brown, who majors in Biochemistry and also has a minor in Spanish, has been coordinating this program as part of her honors thesis at the university. She has done a lot of service learning activities and she also admitted that the service learning she does has made her more confident as a Spanish speaker. She is using this talent to help out other Spanish speaking students as well and she has worked with a number of students from many different schools.

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Ingenious And Practical Idea For Bubble Wraps

Paper Mart bubble wrap is one of the most important packaging materials used as protection for fragile objects during shipment. Large bubble wraps are also the most economical option to fill in the void in corrugated boxes to ensure that the movement of the product being shipped is restricted. Bubble wraps guarantee that the product will reach the customer’s doorstep in one piece.

Recently, it turned out that bubble wraps can provide a new service apart from being a packaging material. On April 1st which is also April Fool’s Day, UK’s 9,000-acre Longleat Safari Park announced a new service to its visitors – bubble-wrapping cars that tour the notoriously close-contact “Monkey Drive-Through” to prevent vehicle damages from the raucous resident rhesus macaques. Since it is April Fool’s Day, the announcement was actually a prank but surprisingly the reaction from customers was overwhelmingly positive. There were even comments that the idea was ingenious.

There is also a bubble-wrapped cement pillar in Victoria Park arcade which at first glance may be assumed as the work of a neurotic and fearful driver who has no faith in his driving abilities. On second thought, whoever thought of using bubble wrap to buffer potential contact between the concrete pillar and a car is both a brave and practical individual. The colony of tiny air bags certainly provides some sort of protection for cars navigating the tight spot.

There is certainly an endless list of practical and clever uses for the bubble wrap. Not only is it used as a cushioning material when packaging fragile and highly sensitive products, bubble wraps can be used as sleeping bag padding, window insulation and protection for items that have purchased while on holiday.

However, the most satisfying and popular use of bubble wraps is for stress relief. It would be good innovation if packaging manufacturers will produce a bubble wrap that releases certain scents when popped. According to a poll by Polymer Solutions, one minute of popping bubble wrap air bubbles is equivalent to 33 minutes of stress relief massage. Considering that bubble wraps are highly affordable, an individual can certainly make use of the packaging material during bad days.

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Design Possibilities Allowed For Concrete Through Various Innovations

There are many landscaping companies that help people beautify the external parts of people’s homes and one of these companies is Heath Landscapes. It feels good to live in an attractive home. This is probably the main reason as to why almost everyone wants to increase the attractiveness and the beauty of their homes. Some people focus on the beautification and enhancement of the interior part of their homes but there are also those who work on the external parts, the outside areas. When it comes to beautification and enhancement, you can always conduct a landscaping project on your home.

In landscaping, there is no denying that concrete is king. In the past few years, landscaping with the use of concrete has become one of the most popular home improvement projects. In fact, concrete is considered as an integral component in many improvement projects. Although many people still perceive concrete as the lifeless grey surface that they see on sidewalks and on driveways, the truth is far from that.

Concrete can go well with trees and other plant life which can make a garden, no matter if it is big or small, a striking part of a person’s home. Not only is concrete the attractive choice, it is also the cost effective choice and can be used on a number of projects at home such as driveways, walkways, gardens, patios, walls and borders. Concrete can also help regulate the soil.

During a recent meet-up with Rob of Heath Landscapes, he has shared with us how various innovations on concrete has allowed design possibilities for it making it stem away from what people have perceived it to be.

People can now choose from an assortment of concrete designs that could best match their homes. If they wish to have a smooth surface, they could always choose exposed aggregate which also has small pebbles that are embedded within the concrete to make it have a rustic finish.

Patterns can also be stamped into concrete that would allow it to appear like wood or cobblestones. There are more design options like jewel stone, flagstone and interlocking and all of these could definitely boost the appearance of a person’s home.

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