Online Survey as Trade Show Lead Qualification and Collection
You may not have considered using your online survey software before, but when you think about it – that’s exactly what it is.
How to get started
Create a qualification “survey” - Your first step is to create a lead generation form as an online survey…
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Some Airlines Starting To Get It, Installing Roomier Overhead Bins
After seeing countless passengers refusing to believe that their wheelie bag isn’t going to fit in closed bins, while others just will not listen to flight attendants’ pleas of “please don’t put your coat in the overhead bin,” some airlines are actually expanding the size of their overhead bins.
And, shockingly enough say the L.A. Times, they aren’t planning to stick passengers with a fee for the space. Well, so far, at least.
American Airlines has some new oversized bins on several of their Boeing 737-800s, which hit the friendly skies in May…
How Can I Get a Higher Ranking for My Articles in Google?
I get the best questions from readers about doing article submissions, and this is one that I’ve received several times from different people.
They want to know how to get a consistently high search engine ranking and PageRank for their articles in Google, because they’ve noticed their articles can start off with a high ranking, but then lose traction over time.
I’m glad to answer this question, because it gives me the chance to clear up a common misconception with article marketing – that it’s the articles themselves that you’re trying to get a high ranking for…
Mashable Weekend Recap: 35 Stories You Might Have Missed
There’s a big festival going on deep in the heart of Texas, and Mashable was there in force this weekend, bringing you the goings-on and breaking news from SXSW.
Meanwhile, we stood watch over the rest of the world for you over the weekend, covering stories both grave and lighthearted, sifting through all the noise to bring you only the most important and entertaining of the latest happenings.
The result? More news than you can tip a 10-gallon Texas cowboy hat at, all gathered together for your perusal in this here space…
QuinStreet Verses Angie’s List – Let’s get Ready to Rumble
QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ ticker symbol; QNST) is considered and touts themselves as the leader in vertical marketing and media online. Recently they unveiled a very strict qualification platform for home improvement contractors that will put them in a head to head battle with Angie’s List (NASDAQ ticker symbol; ANGI). QuinStreet’s new platform, named Street Certified, requires contractors to prove professional certification, relevant insurance and bonding, positive business reputation, and strong customer relations…
Netflix Brings ‘Just for Kids’ Option to PlayStation 3
Netflix on Monday announced it’s bringing its “Just for Kids” programming to the PlayStation 3, giving parents viewing options for kids ages 12 and under.
PS3 owners now have access to the kid-friendly block of programming, which includes Kick Buttowski, Bob The Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine, Backyardigans, Caillou, Curious George, SpongeBob, Power Rangers and Arthur.
Netflix rolled out Just for Kids last August. The kid-friendly interface lets children browse media by character…
Arizona Bows To Amazon, Ditches Plan To Collect Sales Tax
Like the nation as a whole, Arizona’s state government is sending Amazon mixed messages on sales tax. Just weeks after news broke that Arizona had sent Amazon a $53 million bill for sales tax it failed to collect between 2006 and 2010, the state senate has killed a bill that would have required the company to start adding sales tax to orders.
According to the AP, the bill would have encompassed all online retailers, but was believed to have targeted Amazon. That’s a major reason the bill was shot down, because opponents said legislation aimed directly at a company or individual violated the state constitution…
Verizon to Close Some Call Centers
Firefox 11 is available — get it NOW!
Developers will also be pleased to see additional tools added to the raft of new features introduced in Firefox 9, including a CSS Style Inspector and Tilt (3D) view for the Page Inspector, while Firefox 11 Mobile for Android, finally gains Flash support on Android 2…
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Facebook Outs Suspected Bigamist Leading Double Life
Facebook‘s “People You May Know” feature is getting a strong thumbs down from a Washington state man who is now being charged with bigamy.
The trouble started when Ellenora Fulk of Tacoma, Wash., received a suggestion from Facebook that she and Teri Wyatt-O’Neill should become friends. A photo on Wyatt-O’Neill’s page showed her and Fulk’s estranged husband, the former Alan Fulk, partaking of champagne as they stood next to a wedding cake. Fulk, a corrections officer, has since changed his name to Alan O’Neill…
Rising Gas Prices Sending More To Ride The Rails & Take Buses
While the price of gas soars higher every week, Americans are taking to mass transit to ease the burden that fuel is inflicting on their bank accounts. A new report says ridership on trains and buses is at one of the highest levels in decades.
The increasing gas prices, a stronger economy and new technology that makes the whole mass transit process easier is the reason for the uptick in ridership, according to the American Public Transportation Association, says CNN.
Last year, Americans took 10…
SXSW Day 1: Startup Buses Take Texas
Let’s Talk About Social Business
The point of the exercise is to show the importance of priorities and how to organize your life…
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Scientists Train Robots to Better Understand Humans [VIDEO]
Some scientists involved with a new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology are predicting that every home will have a Jetsons-style “Rosie the robot” sometime by the end of the next 10 years — and they went to work finding out how to get those robots to learn from humans’ commands.
Today, knowledge of robot programming is typically held only by computer science and robotics experts. Non-programmers aren’t usually very good at teaching a robot because robots “learn” in ways different than humans do…
Who Is To Blame When Car Dealer Sells $62K Nissan To Man With Dementia?
A woman in California has a brand new, extras-packed Nissan Murano convertible worth a whopping $62,130 sitting unused in her garage. Why? Because she says the car dealership should never have sold the vehicle to her husband, who has been diagnosed with dementia.
The woman, who has power of attorney over her husband’s finances, had actually been meeting with his brother to discuss long-term care options when he drove himself to the dealership and traded in his Altima Hybrid for the new car…
ConnectMe QR Expands Mobile Marketing Platform
If You Want The Next iPad This Week, Don’t Order It Online
Last week Apple revealed its next iPad would be available Friday, but that doesn’t mean everyone who orders them online will get them on day one. Apple has moved back its shipment date to Monday, March 19, presumably because it’s sold out the first round.
As TheNextWeb notes, the new date applies only to current online orders. If you absolutely must have a new iPad Friday, you can still try your luck at retail outlets, including the Apple Store, Best Buy and Radio Shack.
Maybe the delay will turn out to be a positive…
Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition is free, with no strings attached
With this in mind, then, we were initially suspicious of Aomei Technology’s latest Partition Assistant Home Edition. It would probably have a restrictive licensing agreement, yes? Demand registration before you can use it? Have a host of functions which won’t work until you buy?
Well, surprisingly, no…
A Startup Born on Twitter: Paper’d Is Custom Art for Your iPhone [PICS]
A new lifestyle-inspired iOS wallpaper app, Paper’d, is available Monday, offering free, professionally designed wallpapers based on everything from pop culture to worldwide travel.
The app was created by two best friends Jamie Varon and Nicole Antoinette. You may remember Varon from 2009 when she created the website TwitterShouldHireMe.com. The site got a ton of attention, which ultimately led her to create the high-end boutique web design company Shatterboxx in April of that year.
A few months after creating Shatterboxx she stumbled upon now business-partner Antoinette’s blog, reached out to her on Twitter, and the two became friends…
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Use Social Media Marketing To Grow Your Business
Social media marketing can provide the boost your business needs to bring you the success that you want. There are many benefits to leveraging social media marketing strategies. They allow you to develop more meaningful relationships with customers, communicate with a broad audience quickly, and increase interest in your business through interaction. Follow the advice in this article to make social media marketing work for you.
Establish your goal for a social media campaign. If you do not know what you hope to achieve with your campaign, you won’t know when you have been successful…
Peel App Takes Next Step in Social TV
The Peel app is unveiling the next step for social TV this week with the debut of a second-screen engagement platform for the upcoming episodes of American Idol.
The new feature takes social TV beyond checking in to programming by letting users interact with specific shows and other viewers in real time. It’s a significant advance in the emerging space. Peel’s new platform will initially only be available for iOS users and American Idol watchers, but expect Android owners and fans of other shows to be able to get in on the fun before long…