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8 Digital Marketing Mistakes Many Businesses Make

For lots of companies, contending in the Digital Marketing game is difficult. It includes a large commitment of your time and also money. You have to be certain of your return on investment. And you have to know that it’s working for you.

From encounter, I know there are some predictable mistakes businesses make when it pertains to electronic marketing.

But forewarned is forearmed, and there are practical steps as a magnate that you could require to maximise your chances for electronic success.

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1. Not Working to a Business Plan

There are so many various elements of digital marketing to think about, with more showing up on basically a day-to-day basis, and also you could intend to attempt them all. You’ve obtained an internet site, you’re doing email advertising and marketing, socializing on Twitter, writing a blog, advertising and marketing on AdWords - as well as that’s before you mention all the basic online search engine optimisation job that you’ve been doing.

Be sincere though, do you have a company plan directing all your efforts? Have you identified your key marketing objectives and just how they are visiting help you to fulfill your company objectives? It’s difficult to discover time for all the various points that you might be doing, and if you typically aren’t clear concerning what you’re trying to accomplish, you could locate that your interest for everything blows over very fast.

It’s far much better for you to pick one aspect to work with as well as to do it truly well than to spread on your own as well thinly. For many businesses this could something as straightforward as lead generation and also because situation it can simply be basic SEO - yes, social media might be attractive, yet for some companies it might be much more likely that you’ll obtain top quality leads from Google. Or possibly your strategy should be to extract lifetime customer value from your existing customer base. There is a great deal of earnings to be had from making certain all your consumers understand every little thing you have to provide, as well as by talking so they understand exactly how much you value their business.

2. Looking for a Quick Fix

I’m likelying to allow you in on a key: there is no fast and easy means to obtain excellent arise from digital marketing.

Yes, individuals will certainly say that social networks is totally free, and also that email advertising and marketing is free, as well as that sites are cheap.

But whether you are working on SEO, social network sites or PPC you need to put time and also effort right into any kind of digital marketing technique. It’s everything about effort and brain power as well as elbow joint grease. Yes, it is harder in this manner, yet you stay clear of potential fines related to the ‘quick fix’ strategies that Google views as spam. Or hare brained social network sites ideas that will just serve to damage your brand.

3. Not Giving Your Digital Advertising Campaigns Sufficient Time

You’ve taken the advice to stay with ethical electronic advertising methods and you’re doing every little thing by the publication. So, why is it taking as long for you to take pride of location at the top of Google? Why aren’t even more people engaging with you on your social media sites? Have not you done sufficient? Don’t you should have it?

Unfortunately, these things do take some time, and also anything that you could do to 'rush things along’ is most likely to be penalised for spam. (See my comments regarding fast solutions over). It could be irritating when it takes months to satisfy your goals, but you need to hold your horses and also maintain functioning at it.

The long term benefits are worth it. As well as the advantages are called 'long-term’ for a reason - as soon as you begin to obtain traction you’ll continuously acquire benefit on a continuous basis.

4. Worrying Way too much About Your Competition

It is healthy and balanced to keep a watchful eye on your rivals, yet it doesn’t make great company sense to stress over what they’re up to. If they are rating greater than you, do some rival evaluation to see if you could learn anything from them and move on.

We can aid you with competitor research, to assist you understand exactly what keyword phrases your competitors are bidding for. Just what their social networks projects are doing. That they are connecting to in the social world.

But regularly asking yourself how you can get one over on them is a waste of your time that is better invested in your personal electronic advertising and marketing efforts.

5. Obsessively Examining Your Rankings

Or examining AdWords position every couple of minutes, or the variety of followers on Facebook, number of hits to your website … It isn’t a smart idea to concentrate excessive on these details, due to the fact that the basic reality is that in the grand system of points they don’t matter.

Think back to your company strategy: was your goal to obtain to number 1 in Google or was it actually to create even more leads? Did you just desire 1,000 site visitors a day to your site or is it a lot more crucial to concentrate on the number of queries coming with the door?

You should determine your success against your business objectives, not vanity metrics that don’t give your company money on the barrel benefits.

6. Not Analysing Your Data

You had 1,000 site visitors to your website last week, you’ve obtained a conversion rate of 2.1% on your site, you have a typical price per acquisition of ₤ 36 for every certified lead that you obtain with your website.

Do you know your businesses’ key performance indicators? Do you recognize how you withstand your competition?

There is obviously the danger of drowning in all the day. I need to claim this 'paperless firm’ thing is all a myth. Like it or not, electronic advertising and marketing is a numbers game, and in order to be successful you require to analyse your data. What have learned? Just what are you likelying to in a different way as a result?

7. Starving the Budget

The Web is incredible - anybody could gain a site, send out marketing emails therefore far more - and it’s all free!

Sorry to dissatisfy, but that just isn’t really true.

You can get a complimentary summer trainee to run your social media marketing projects, yet there is a likelihood that there will certainly be splits prior to bedtime. You could scrimp as well as minimize the advancement of your internet site, however a properly made website is most likely to have better influence and to help you to attain your advertising dreams. Not making use of a proper email advertising package could potentially create troubles with taking care of clients as well as data security worries. Also if you have paid out for an AdWords account you need to remember that you can just do so much with a limited budget.

There are numerous inexpensive methods to use the Internet, however none are totally free, and also as with anything in life you get what you pay for.

8. Not Thinking Regarding Your Online Reputation

If you can just do 1 trait to enhance your websites visibility, think of your online reputation. It’s not just what you state concerning yourself that is very important, it’s just what other individuals state concerning you.

Your on the internet reputation takes several roles:

  • the examines customers discuss you
  • the press protection and states your company gets on various other websites
  • and the links coming from those internet sites to yours
  • your social media profile
  • your mentions on social media
  • and social media interactions

Your online credibility goes to the heart of your digital technique, as well as is directly pertaining to all digital task. Don’t take your eye off one of the most vital ball.

Need some help?

If this list of 8 typical errors has given you stop briefly for idea, after that feel free to obtain in contact. I would certainly more than happy to talk more regarding exactly how your personal company can be utilizing the power of electronic advertising and marketing, and also exactly how we could make you a lot more effective on the Internet.


From the ET Interview: “The Women of Star Trek” with Majel Barrett (Jan. 04, 1993)    Click Here For Video

Majel Berrett: Even though it’s set in the 24th Century, Star Trek has long been considered an accurate mirror reflecting society in this century and in that mirror the changing role of women in the real world has been a significant of the Star Trek legacy.

My own flamboyant costumes for a recurring role on Star Trek The Next Generation symbolised just how much had changed for women since the original Star Trek was broadcast in 1966.

Back then it was short skirts, tight tunics, beehive hairdos, go go boots and bare midriffs which imitated the style of the time - and just like real life in the first episode, officers like myself didn’t get enough respect. 

Because the network objected to a woman Second in command, I was recast as Nurse Chapel, leaving Nichelle Nichols on the bridge.
Nichelle played the Communications Officer, Lieutenant Uhura, but in keeping with the times she was not to be trusted with command or at all.

Nichelle Nichols: As a matter of fact when 1, 2 and 3 in command went off the ship, they would have a male ensign take over the shift before they had Uhura -who was a Lieutenant at the time!

Majel: Six years ago, Star Trek The Next Generation, clearly demonstrated that attitudes had changed regarding women. The new program began to take a more modern view of women in society and women’s roles got better and stronger.
The ship’s security officer was a woman, as was the ships doctor. Marina Sirtis played the ships counselor.

Marina Sirtis: She is the only person who ever really tells the Captain off, who has the freedom to walk into his ready room and say ‘Hey, sit down and listen to what the deal is right now’

Majel: Now, Star Trek takes another step forward for women as the new adventure series Deep Space Nine debuts across the country - and this time the women aren’t only beautiful and intelligent; they have power. Nana Visitor plays the humanoid First Officer on a remote space station - she is often placed in command.

Nana Visitor: To be playing a humanoid, an aggressive female, who has power and who takes power even when maybe it’s not hers to have  - and who can be wrong in that sense, who isn’t this perfect person; that’s incredibly exciting.

Majel: Star Trek has come a long way from the days of go-go boots, and short skirts and hot pink lipstick - and as it continues to reflect the changes for women in the 20th Century, it makes perfect sense that one day a woman will sit here, where she belongs, in the Captain’s chair.

I’ve been hearing very weird sonic disturbances all week and I finally caught one on camera!  Perhaps it’s a Polymorphic Sentient… Comet?!  I’ll have to do more investigating, but I have a feeling something BIG is going to happen in Beach City next week.  Maybe EVERY DAY, ALL NEXT WEEK.  

I’ll have to WATCH the C.A.R.T.O.O.N. NETWORK to get to the bottom of this.  You know, the Comet/Asteriod Research Telescope Observing Objects Nationwide Network set up by the government to make sure comets don’t hit commercial airliners.  I’ll be watching that AT 5pm every day when they post their stats. 

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I know over the years we’ve said how there should be a Tiva movie or a spin off etc but there was always an element of “yes I would love this but chances of happening: zero to nil”. But that was then and this is now. 

Now, I actually think CBS would be crazy to pass up an opportunity to make a tele-movie or 3 -4 part mini-series about Tony and Ziva, basically picking up right where NCIS left off.

Here’s why:

- a story of a former federal agent searching for his lost/presumed dead love, newly discovered daughter in tow (cue touching father/daughter bonding moments, angsty ‘where’s Ima’ sentiments and appropriate ‘how do I parent’ situations) and then reuniting but having to be on the run and find out who is targeting her/them - it’s $$ in the bag. I mean, yes,this kind of story has been done before but also not really, not with this particular dynamic.

- with a brief narrated backstory voice-over at the start, the audience would require no prior knowledge of the characters to be able to buy into the tele-movie/mini-series, it is essentially a stand alone show and this sort of storyline would have massive and broad appeal (drama, suspense, action, romance).

- NCIS is constantly touted as the most watched drama in the world so there would undoubtedly be a a large portion of that audience who would tune in. Either because they always enjoyed the Tony and Ziva dynamic, they want to see a resolution on screen to their story, or they are simply fans of NCIS and therefore curious to see two characters that were created for that show in their own project.

- whether a shipper or not, I don’t think anyone can argue that Tiva took on a life of it’s own within the NCIS setting. It got to a point where it was decided there was no place within this crime-procedural format for any overt or serious concentrated development or exploration of the dynamic and it wasn’t appropriate to shift a focus to one pairing within the setup of the show (before one half left that is). Fair enough. 

But the chemistry between the two characters was unlike anything many have seen on-screen and it was something that many viewers wanted more of, not to mention the complex backstories of both Tony and Ziva and how those drove the characters as individuals and with one another. Again, a couple on-screen with great chemistry isn’t necessarily unique, but this version of it is. And CBS know that. It is also something that viewers would be drawn into in a stand alone tele-movie or mini series. Guaranteed.

So the fact that both actors have now left NCIS is an incredible opportunity for the network to use their popularity and the popularity of the show these characters are the product of, to create an epic tale for our screens. And I, quite frankly, think they’d be bonkers not to.


An image recognition network dreams about every object it knows. Part 2/2: non-animals

Second video from Ville-Matias Heikkilä uses deep-dream like technique to visually reveal a collected neural dataset, this time featuring man-made objects and food:

Network used: VGG CNN-S (pretrained with Imagenet)

There are 1000 output neurons in the network, one for each image recognition category. In this video, the output of each of these neurons is separately amplified using backpropagation (i.e. deep dreaming).

The middle line shows the category title of the amplified neuron. The bottom line shows the category title of the highest competing neuron. Color coding: green = amplification very succesful (second tier far behind), yellow = close competition with the second tier, red = this is the second tier.

Some parameters adjusted mid-rendering, sorry.


The first video (on the animal dataset) can be found here

Superior Pair

A commission that has been completed for @mintly​, the challenge being “write Camp Pining Hearts fanfiction, as Peridot”. So, if you’d like to read about Percy and Pierre and their budding romance (and subsequent budding domination of Camp Pining Hearts), either check it out on AO3, or just read under the cut.

Summary:  It was raining at Camp Pining Hearts, and Percy was brooding. The rain was pretty cool, though; cool, as in pleasant, not necessarily its temperature, which was also, coincidentally, similar. 

Word Count: 1,085

Rating: PG-13 for some political remarks on the part of Peridot-the-author

Commissions are still open! Please visit this post to see my rates, and then feel free to shoot me an ask! 

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2013 UFO Statistics by MUFON (Mutual Unidentified Flying Object Network)

UFO Reports by Top 25 Countries


TOTAL: 509

Shape of the Object

Sphere 141 
Star-like 90 
Circle 83 
Fireball 73 
Triangle 61 
Disc 60 
Unknown 58 
Other 52 
Flash 28 
Oval 27 
Cylinder 23 
Diamond 17 
Cigar 14 
Teardrop 10 
Cone 7 
Boomerang 7 
Chevron 6 
Bullet/Missile 6 
Egg 5 
Saturn-like 4 
Blimp 3 
Cross 2

Distance from Witness
< 100 ft 71 
101-500 ft 63 
501 ft - 1 Mile 118 
Over 1 Mile 150 
Unknown 149

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i wonder if jason has realized yet that he fucked his career for the sake of a cheap kill. i am curious about the fine print of ADC's contract with FTWD... it would be difficult for any show to be held hostage by one guest actress on a objectively more important network... either way it was handled in the fucking worst way possible. have fun writing shit on Lifetime writing bad TV movies JR. You played yourself.

I highly doubt it was actually because of scheduling conflicts. Jason could have easily just given Alycia a couple episodes next season and focused primarily on the Arkadia storyline. And we know AMC is willing to negotiate since they allowed Alycia to film 7 episodes this season. This was just a cheap death for shock value and Jason is trying to hide behind pathetic excuses to justify himself.