Removing Unnecessary Elements from Your Template

As a webmaster it is easy to be carried away and start adding many elements to our websites. No wonder that after some time we might have so many unnecessary elements on our homepage, that our site will load significantly slower because of this. If that happens, it means that we should do something about it. Let us take a look at a few things that we do not really need:

• Badges of blog directories and top sites can create a clutter, but often do not provide a real benefit. Try not to have more than a few badges or even try to remove them completely. Do it especially if you are not required to put them in the first place. There are some directories that will not ask you to put a link to them, or will never ask you to put their badge on your blog. You may want to stay listed in such directories. Keep that in mind that having too many badges will make your site load slower.
• WordPress blogs can remove the meta data that contains the admin links. It does not benefit the readers at all.
• Calendars are only useful on some blogs, where the timing of posts is very important. If in case of your blog it is not that important, then do not bother to have a calendar on your blog. It will only slow your website down.

Upping Your Customer Courtesy Game with Innovative Technology

In today’s world of instant news and service, customers increasingly have little patience when it comes to wanting or needing customer care. They want to be helped immediately without having to wait for someone to recognize and be ready to serve them.

However, when your company utilizes outdated, slow customer service options, you may risk disappointing or even angering your customers who want to be helped now. With innovations like live chat services and virtual customer care, you can meet their demands, embrace the newest customer service trends, and utilize technology that will help your business survive and grow into the future.

The Uses for Live Chat

Why should your customers use a live chat on your website when they could just call your company or send in a letter. Both of those options are in fact becoming obsolete because they are not fast, convenient, and readily available to customers who are busy and on the go. Your clients may only have a few minutes each day to devote to such matters as getting questions answered about your company’s products or services or concerns addressed about your business’s operating methods. To accommodate their busyness, you can offer a live chat and help serve as many clients as possible each day.

Live chat is a valuable resource that helps establish a ready and convenient line of communication between you and your customers. This technology lets you know immediately who is contacting you and what issues or questions they want addressed. It also encourages informality and openness, more so than a phone call, because the person speaking with you on the other end of the chat is typically in his or her home or workplace and using a personal device like a smartphone or a laptop computer. This person does not have to worry about using a business-like tone as if he or she were to call you or worry about grammar such as if the individual were to write your business a letter.

The chat instead allows the person to convey the questions or concerns at hand and to feel like he or she is in control of the situation. Your customer service representatives likewise can answer quickly and provide the solution that will help retain the person’s loyalty to your business.

Adopting Live Chat in Your Business

As innovative and easy to use as this technology sounds, you still may have questions about how to utilize it in your own website. You can go online today to learn how it will be implemented on your website and also what kinds of system upgrades, if any, you may have to make to your company’s IT network.

You likewise can find out information like what it will cost and what kinds of support services the company can offer you. You get the benefit of a live chat on your website at a price that you can afford and without the technical worry that goes with having to maintain it yourself.

Unable to Switch Your Computer On?

There can be a lot of problems with computers, and one of them is the case of your computer not switching on at all. There can be multiple possible reasons behind this problem, and I am going to list a few of them. Some of them are even too obvious for people to realize that this might be the problem:
• Did you make sure that you pressed all of the power switches “On” or “1”, so that your computer is receiving power in the first place.
• Is your computer’s power supply working?
• Your computer might have been overheating, and your CPU or other components might be damaged.
• Some of the cables might be loose.

Partying is part of my life

I have always liked to party. I used to do it a lot at the uni, and I still keep taking part in parties even though I am married and have three small children. My situation has never stopped me from enjoying myself. Who said that you have to be miserable and not have any fun when you have young children?

Whenever I party, or whenever I go on holidays, or even when I stay at home I like to drink some alcohol. One of my strongest traits is the fact that I know how to drink in moderation. I have learned to drink exactly the amount of alcohol my body can handle, and due to this I am never drunk or hangover. I live by the rule that it is good to drink often but in moderation.

Because of this I became familiar with the idea of alcohol deliveries already some time ago. Since I like to drink often but only small amounts of alcohol, it definitely makes sense for me to always alcohol at home. This way I am always prepared and I never run out of booze.

There are two types of alcohol I enjoy the most: liqueurs and beer. What I usually like about liqueurs is the taste. It takes me a long time to drink even the smallest glass of my favourite drinks. When it comes to beer, it is less strong than liqueurs allowing me to enjoy them for longer.

Next time I run out of booze, I am going to order some alcohol online. Or even better, I am not going to allow to run out of alcohol. It is always better to be prepared for an unexpected party as the summer is in full swing and you never know when somebody might drop by to have a drink. This is something that happens on a warm and sunny day like today. Another heat wave hit the area where I live and there will definitely be some partying going on. Even my neighbours are very familiar with the idea of enjoying themselves and I don’t want to be worse then they are.

Blogging About Yourself

Blogs are often referred to as online journals, and so many people tend to blog a lot about themselves. Is it a good or a bad thing? Before you start blogging, I think it is important to decide what your target audience will be. Do you plan to blog for your family and friends? If that is the case they will probably appreciate the fact that you write a lot about yourself, and might even expect you to do so. But what if you plan that your blog will be interesting to visitors from all over the world? First of all, since they do not know you really well they might not be interested that much in your personal life. Many bloggers make a mistake blogging about themselves too much, because they assume that everyone is interested in them. Very often that is not the case. Visitors are often more interested in the content of the site, rather then the author. I suggest deciding what your target audience is and blogging accordingly. Generally, if you want to blog to a larger audience, you may wish to write less about yourself, but more about the topic of your blog. Naturally, celebrities are in a different situation.

Buying Versus Renting Equipment When Starting a Business

The vast majority of business owners do not have tons of cash to work with when they first get started. Of course, when they ask for a loan or when they are using their own personal savings in order to start their business, they need to be reasonable in the amount of extra cash they have available in order to do things like purchase equipment and supplies, advertise their business, and even purchase a vehicle for the business. However, since it takes some time for a business to get going and to start making a profit, wise business owners are usually trying to hold onto as much of their money as possible. This usually brings up the question if it is better to rent or purchase equipment that is needed.

Many business owners in the construction field use powerful equipment when they are on job sites. When it comes to deciding if it is better to rent or purchase equipment, one of the things that a business owner may want to think about is how often the equipment will actually be used. If it is something that is going to be used every time you go out to do a new job, it is usually a good idea to purchase a high quality tool or piece of equipment if it is going to be used often and it is an essential part of the work you do.

However, if you are only going to use this thing every now and then, it might be a good idea for you to rent. For example, if you are going to be preparing some property in order to begin construction, you might consider dredge rental and the rental of other large pieces of equipment. If this is only a one time thing or it is not common for you to need a dredge, then rental may be the way to go. You will find that in addition to the fact that prices are reasonable, you will be sure to get equipment that is in great condition.

When it comes to renting equipment, the fact that you will always get equipment that is new and in good condition is definitely a benefit. Over the years, your tools and the equipment you use for jobs is going to get old and is going to receive its fair share of wear and tear. However, when you rent equipment, you will always be sure that you are getting equipment that is in great condition and will not fail when you need it the most.

Limiting Choices

An interesting way to make visitors click more on your ads is to limit their choices. While it may not sound very well if you hear about this idea for the first time, it isn’t actually that bad after all. The principle behind this it is that you should try to create the most logical exit points aside from the back button. A visitor has to exit the website at some point, so you should try to make him click on ads to exit the site. Some people recommend removing links to other sites from your webpage and this also includes widgets or any other banners that are not ads. You can also go to the extreme and remove your categories, RSS feed link, recent posts and date archive to even further reduce the users choices. This strategy has a lot of potential, but your blog might suffer from it, as you will be getting rid of some essential parts of your website. On the other hand, you should not be worried that your blog is going to look empty once you remove almost all the widgets and links from it. I wouldn’t be worried about that. Your blog will load faster that way and your readers will be able to concentrate more on the content and on the ads.

Protecting Your Kindle

If you own several devices, and I am sure that you do, you probably want to protect them at all cost. Even though many items such as kindle or iPads have become very affordable these days, it is still not a reason to toss them around hoping that nothing bad will happen to them.

Bad things will happen to your devices unless you don’t have a hood case to protect them. Scratches, marks, etc. can permanently damage your kindle or iPhone if you don’t do anything to protect it in advance. Most devices don’t come with protective cases, so you have to do the job of buying such things on your own.

If you own a kindle, you will be looking for some kindle cases. I have a few of such cases myself. Personally, colour is usually the deciding factor for me. Even though I believe that black cases look elegant I never opt for them. Instead, I choose something bright, something that is guaranteed to attract my attention in case I lose my kindle. It has happened on several occasions, but thanks to the bright case I was able to find it almost immediately.

Aside bright colours, I also want my cases to be practical. For example, when I read a book on my kindle, I want to have a good grip so that my fingers don’t get tired easily. I have several cases in the past that weren’t that comfortable to hold, so this year I am going to make sure that I choose my case carefully. It also have to fit my device perfectly so that it doesn’t have a chance to slip off unexpectedly.

Kindle is certainly not the only e-reader that you can take on your summer adventures. There are several other items that allow you to read books easily. Having a protective case for any of them is a must when you travel a lot as they will allow you to enjoy your adventures even more.

Suspicious Emails

One of the ways that hackers might want to trick you is to send emails that look like they are sent from companies that you know, like your bank or PayPal. On the first glance, those emails might look like they are genuine. However, after some time you might discover that something is wrong. If you ever receive an email asking you to provide personal information, and asking you to click on a specified link to enter it, do not do it. Instead, open another window in your browser, and manually enter the address of a company that supposedly sent you this email. Check if everything is in order with your account. From my own experience I can say that real companies and institutions like your bank or PayPal will never ask you to provide any personal information without any explanation. So be careful. It is always better to be too careful than not being careful at all. There are people out there who wish to steal your identity, and make a profit out of it. It is up to you to protect what is rightfully yours. You do not have to give your password to anybody if you do not wish to do so. Be especially careful with those individuals who claim that they representing PayPal, because that is a popular scam.

Recycle your old mobile phone for extra cash in your pocket

As we emerge from a worldwide recession, at long last it feels like maybe, just maybe, we can start to feel like we can spend a little bit on those luxuries we previously could only admire from a distance.

As the old saying goes, “the more you have, the more you spend” and so it’s time to start looking for new and ingenious ways of raising some extra cash. Whether it’s for treating ourselves to a sneaky morning latte, the latest must-have PS4 release, or going all out for a designer handbag or suit, for the majority of us extra money in the pocket would mean a heck of a lot.

Many of us buy into the consumer trend for having the most recent phone – let’s be honest, if truth be known, it’s the one thing we can’t live without and the one thing that can instantly show to what extent we take pride in our material possessions. We blindly upgrade and move on from our former handset, often without stopping to consider the value that lies within. Yet sites such as milkmymobile are waiting to take our tech off our hands and pay us above the going rate in comparison to high street stores at the same time. Gone are the days of trading in a phone for pennies, as phone recycling companies are now trying hard to get their hands on your old mobile.

In order to secure a sale, companies such as make earning cash for your old phone easy. From the comfort of your home, you can make money with just a few minutes on the internet and the effort of posting your phone onto them (they will even send you the postage-free envelope to put it in). Better still, with the growing trend for cracked screens and damaged cases, there are even cash rewards for the phone that you had assumed was worthless. Money is paid directly to your bank account or by cheque, so in a matter of days it’s spend or save time.

So what exactly do these third party companies want from our old gear? Companies such as milkmymobile work in a number of ways. Some phones will be easily refurbished, meaning that they can go back on to the open market at a lesser price than if someone was to buy a new handset. This means that the latest must-have phones come within easier reach of a wider marketplace. If phones are not reparable they still have a value for spares, but even more interestingly, the trend for buying scrap metal means that some phones create value as they have platinum silver or gold in their make-up. When it comes to recycling for the environment, both the batteries and the plastic casings can be melted down and reused for a whole host of new and surprising purposes.

However, for the humble consumer, why leave an old phone in a drawer when it could be sold for cash in your pocket? So next time you upgrade your phone, start thinking about what you could buy when you sell your old iphone for some extra cash.