September 27, 2013

The Title for the Need for Speed Movie Trailer Music and Song

What's the song and music featured in the first official trailer for the movie Need for Speed starring Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots and Dominic Cooper? The fact that you have arrived at this page means you are in need of an answer for the question just mentioned. Well, the song's title is Sarajevo and it's a composition by well-known British composer Max Richter. It's a track from Richter's album Memoryhouse which was released in 2002. The album was re-released in 2009.

Memoryhouse contains eighteen tracks. If you liked the sound of Saravejo, you are going to love all eighteen tracks in the album. BBC Music did not describe the album as "a masterpiece in neoclassical composition" for nothing. Combining ambient sounds, poetry readings and voices, the songs in Memoryhouse are great sounds that can be used in almost anything. Aside from Saravejo, some of the best tracks in the album include Last Days and November.

If you have seen the documentary called Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution which was aired by the BBC in 2005, then you are familiar with Memoryhouse (although you may not be aware of it) as four tracks from the album were used in the six-part documentary. These tracks are Europe After the Rain, Fragment, The Twins (Prague) and Embers.

Other record albums by Max Richter that you might want to check out are The Blue Notebooks (2004), Songs from Before (2006), 24 Postcards in Full Colour (2008) and his latest Infra (2010).

Need for Speed isn't the first major movie to use Saravejo in its trailer. The track was also used in the international trailer for Ridley Scott's Prometheus.

Scheduled to be released on March 14, 2014, Need for Speed is a film adaptation of the popular video game series of the same name by Electronic Arts. The screenplay was written by John Gatins and George Nolfi. It was directed by Scott Waugh. Need for Speed will be Waugh's second feature film. His first was 2012's action flick Act of Valor.

Joining Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul in the main cast are Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Ramon Rodriguez, rapper Kid Cudi, Rami Malek, Michael Keaton, Harrison Gilbertson and Dakota Johnson. The film's score will feature music composed by Nathan Furst (A Moment of Confusion, Act of Valor, Lake Placid 2).

Bamboo Flowers Movie by Maryo J. Delos Reyes

Bamboo Flowers (formerly called The Bamboo Flower) is a Filipino film directed by Maryo J. Delos Reyes. Seed funds for the production and realization of the movie project was provided by the Film Development Council of the Philippines or FDCP. Delos Reyes was among the 12 directors chosen by the FDCP to participate in the 2013 edition of the Sineng Pambansa dubbed the All-Masters Edition. The film was shot in Bohol.

The film was written by Aloy Adlawan.

Joining director Delos Reyes in the film festival are Elwood Perez (Otso), Gil M. Portes (Ang Tag-araw Ni Twinkle), Romy V. Suzara (Tinik), Mel Chionglo (Lauriana), Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes (Sonata), Chito S. Rono (Badil), Joel Lamangan (Lihis), Jose Javier Reyes (Ano Ang Kulay ng mga Nakalimutang Pangarap), and Tikoy Aguilus (Eman).

Bamboo Flowers cast
  • Mylene Dizon as Sandra, A native of Bohol who goes back to the province impoverished after losing her husband through a tragic death.
  • Max Collins as Dolores, A Tourism undergraduate who does his OJT in a posh resort; heartbroken when her boyfriend decides to go back to his hometown; meets an old tourist who offers her an opportunity of a lifetime.
  • Yogo Singh as Eric
  • Orlando Sol as Luis, Dolores' boyfriend, a graduating student in a Maritime school who couldn’t pass his final exams because he is intellectually challenged. He goes back to his town heartbroken.
  • Ruru Madrid as Omel, a teenager who lived his life by the river dancing and singing to tourists. His life is turned around when he decides to go to Tagbilaran to work for his family.
  • Irma Adlawan as Berta, Omel’s mother; a tourist guide volunteer in the Abatan River cruise who feels incapacitated to help her family.
  • Spanky Manikan as Andong, Omel’s grandfather, the one who taught Omel how to dance and sing for the tourists. 
  • Diva Montelaba as Lumen, Luis’ older sister, a widow and single mother who dreams of finishing college. He blames her brother Luis for all the chances she missed.
  • Neil Ryan Sese
  • Paul Homme as Walter, a foreigner
  • Miggs Cuaderno as Bingo
  • Barbara Miguel
  • Gino Antonio
  • Leandro Baldemor
  • Xyruz Cruz
  • Ashley Strom 

The film got its title from the leaf formations that hang from bamboo trees. Such formations usually look like chandeliers and they are often mistaken as beehives or anthills. Director Delos Reyes first saw such leaf formations during a leisure cruise along Abatan River in Bohol. The experience inspired him to make it as a theme for his film Bamboo Flowers.

Delos Reyes had the following to say in the film's Facebook page: "What are the Bamboo Flowers? They are the chandelier-shaped leaf formations that hang on bambbo trees as they they start to age. When they bloom, they are usually mistaken as beehives or floating anthills. They usually last for 2-4 years and start to wither after which the bamboo tree dies. When I first saw them on a leisure cruise at the ABATAN RIVER, , I got inspired by the paradox of their existence and adapted the theme in my upcoming entry to the Sineng Pambansa All-Masters Edition National Film Festival come September 7, 2013. Watch it soon!"

About the film:
A film that talks about the youth's problems, hopes and aspirations; about love and life; about sacrifice, forgiveness and acceptance; about life and death.

September 18, 2013

Glee Sings The Beatles Soundtrack Album

If you are a fan of the television show Glee and the music of The Beatles, here is an album you might want to check out. The album is called Glee Sings The Beatles and it features fourteen songs by the popular British band as covered by the cast of Glee. It will be the fifteenth soundtrack album to come out of the musical television program.

The first two episodes of the fifth season of Glee will feature tributes to the music of The Beatles. The first episode is entitled Love Love Love and the second episode is entitled Tina in the Sky with Diamonds.

Love Love Love is obviously derived from the lyrics of the song All You Need is Love by The Beatles which was released in July 1967. It's one of the most well-known songs by the band.

Tina in the Sky with Diamonds, on the other hand, is derived from the song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Recorded by the band in March of 1967 then released a couple of months later, the song was inspired by Julian, John Lennon's son. A controversy arose around the song right after it was released because the title allegedly spells LSD if you are to take the first letters of the nouns in the title. The BBC even went as far as banning the song.

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is a track from the band's album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of the most successful records ever released by the rock and roll group.
Here's the track listing for the Glee Sings The Beatles album: 1. Yesterday, 2. Drive My Car, 3. Got to Get You Into My Life, 4. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, 5. Help, 6. A Hard Day's Night (song), 7. I Saw Her Standing There, 8. All You Need is Love, 9. Get Back, 10. Here Comes the Sun, 11. Something, 12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 13. Hey Jude, 14. Let It Be

The song Here Comes the Sun will feature pop singer Demi Lovato.

September 6, 2013

How to Write Follow-Up Emails to Your List

Getting people to join your mailing list is but the first step in your sales funnel. Once people get in your list, you need to communicate with them in ways that will help them turn form mere prospects into buying customers. Needless to say, this is easier said than done. The primary goal of an email list is to generate leads or subscribers then effectively convert them into customers. For you to be able to do this, you must keep in touch with your subscribers and regularly provide them with valuable content and interesting offers. This is where your skills in crafting an effective follow-up comes into place. To help you get started, below are a few practical tips on how to write a follow-up email.

1. Deliver what you promised to your subscribers. Whether you used a squeeze page or a third-party in getting subscribers, you must fulfill your promises. If you promised them a free ebook, then give it to them. If you promised a tutorial, then provide a tutorial. In fact, as much as possible, try to over-deliver. Give your subscribers more than what you promised. This will significantly improve your reputation. Be helpful whenever you can. Every follow-up email you send should contain something that each subscriber can use or learn from.

2. Keep your messages relevant. It's never a good idea to go off-topic because those in your list might unsubscribe. The general rule is that you should stick to the type of content you promised when people joined your list. If people signed up with you because you offered them "affiliate marketing" tips, then you should only send them new content related to affiliate marketing. This is especially true when you are doing promotions. Your follow-up email must only promote products or services that will interest your subscribers.

3. Send more valuable content and less promotions. If you send too much promotions, you will sound like a spammer. That said, you should balance out your messages. For example, you can send four content messages before sending a promotion message. Use these content messages to build up interest for the product you are promoting.

4. Listen to the needs of your subscribers. Always take the time to gather feedback from your subscribers. Listen to what they have to say, analyze them, then try to incorporate what you've learned in your next email campaign. Whenever you try to learn how to write a follow-up email, always keep in mind the needs of your subscribers.

5. Give more free stuff. People love free deals so give it to them whenever you have the chance. This keeps the communication line active. Not only do you make your subscribers happy, it also strengthens the bond that joins you together.

6. Plan in advance your follow-up emails. It's much easier and faster to implement an email marketing campaign if you are following a plan. There are a lot of tools out there that you can use to create a plan.These include spread sheets, apps, and mind maps.

These practical tips on how to write a follow-up email will substantially improve the results you generate in your email marketing campaigns. So implement them whenever you can.

September 3, 2013

Bubblews Earnings: My Bubblews Income Diary

In this page, I am going to try to record my earnings journey with Bubblews. I joined the site about the time it went public but it was only last year that I started writing for the site. To be honest, the first time I saw Bubblews, I thought it was a scam site so it took me a while before I published my first Bubblews article. 

Anyway, to cut the long story short, I decided to give the site a shot sometime in the last quarter of 2012. It was a good thing I tried because Bubblews turned out to be one that pays well its writers. I redeemed my earnings for the first time in my first month alone. That never happened to me in other revenue-sharing sites like Squidoo or HubPages or InfoBarrel.

Since that first redeem, I've withdrawn my earnings several times during the first months of 2013 (January, February, and March. 

Since I wasn't able to keep a record of the earnings I made during those months, I'm going to start this Bubblews income diary with the month of April. I redeemed my earnings twice during this month which means I earned about $50 this month.

My Bubblews Earnings and Income Diary*:
April - $50 (two redeems)
May – coming soon

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*Before the month of April, 2013, I've probably earned a total of about $150. That's equivalent to six redeems. It's not much but it's extra income for very minimal work so I can't complain. I'm more than satisfied with it.

Bubblews Bot: I Hate Bubblews Bots

Due to the way Bubblews works wherein articles make money based on the number of views, likes and comments that they generate, there are some people out there who are trying to game the system by using some sort of Bubblews bot. This is obviously against the rules and policies of Bubblews but there are still people who do it. I was browsing through an online forum when I came across this forum thread where people are discussing a certain Bubblews bot which can increase views and likes for your Bubblews articles.

Take note that this bot is automated which means that it can drive massive artificial traffic to Bubblews in such short periods of time. The forum thread even contain screen capture pages of the articles and the number of views they are generating through the Bubblews bot. I immediately reported the forum thread to a moderator and as of today, the thread was locked and deleted. However, what bothers me is that those people will probably continue to use the same bot here in Bubblews which is really unfair for people like me who write my articles from scratch and drive traffic to them using approved and ethical traffic-generation strategies.

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It’s really sad that these type of bots exist. These bots will not only hurt Bubblews as a whole, it will also hurt the writers here who follow all the rules and policies. I’m really hoping that Bubblews has some sort of defense against these bots before they do any damage. I’ve been writing here for several months now and I’m enjoying it here. Bubblews has a lot of cool features that you can’t find in other writing sites. It will be a shame if Bubblews goes down the drain because of irresponsible bots created by irresponsible people.

The Best Strategies on How to Increase Your Bubblews Earnings

The fact that you are reading this article means you are looking for ways and strategies on how to grow and increase your Bubblews earnings. It could be that you are not satisfied with the amount you are currently earning from the site or it's possible that you are not earning anything at all. The latter is however impossible because Bubblews pays by the views so unless you are getting zero views for your articles, you should still be earning something. As of the writing of this article, Bubblews pays its writers an average of $0.01 per unique view. That means you only need 100 article views to earn one dollar. This is what makes Bubblews very popular among content writers looking for ways to earn a buck from their work.

Anyway, here are some of the best strategies and techniques on how to increase your earnings from Bubblews. If you haven't signed up with the site yet, just click on the following link, sign up, and return to this page to continue reading how you can earn more from Bubblews.

1. Learn the basics of search engine optimization and implement what you learned in creating your Bubblews articles. SEO isn't very difficult to digest. It's just a matter of understanding how people search online. You have to look for the terms and phrases that they are using to search for information and products in the internet. You then grab these terms and phrases and incorporate them in your articles. To find these keywords, you have to do some keyword research. Don't worry, doing keyword research is also easy. For starters, you should use the Google Keyword Suggestion tool. It's free and it's rather easy to use. Another important factor of SEO that you must understand is link building or backlinking. Building links that point to your Bubblews articles will help improve their rankings in Google.

2. Write often. The more Bubblews articles you write, the more money you earn. It's as simple as that. This works pretty well with Bubblews because it pays you based on the number of views that your articles get. Two articles is often better than one. However, you should keep in mind that there's a limit as to the number of articles you can post on Bubblews in one day. If I'm not mistaken, that limit is 10 articles a day. If you go beyond that limit, you run the risk of getting banned from the site. Additionally, just because you are allowed 10 posts a day, that doesn't give you the right to spam the site with very low quality content just for the sake of reaching the post limit. You also have to make sure that you are submitting valuable content.

3. Interlink your Bubblews articles. You should only do this with articles that are related to each other. They don't have to be on the same niche but they must complement each other. This is a great way to expose more of your articles by leveraging the traffic that your articles receive.

4. Be active in Bubblews and interact with other users and writers. Always remember that your earnings are also affected by the comments and votes that they get. The more comments and votes your articles get, the more your Bubblews earnings increase. So take the time to read other people's articles, comment if you have something to add and vote up if you find them valuable and interesting.

5. Promote your articles in social media sites. If you regularly promote your articles in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest or other social media sites you have joined, the traffic that you can drive to your articles also grows. Additionally, there's always the chance that your content can go viral in a social media site. Imagine how much traffic and earnings you'll generate from Bubblews if an article of yours goes viral on Facebook.

6. Write longer and better articles. Although you can submit articles that are just a few paragraphs long on Bubblews, it's still best that you focus on creating content that are longer and has better quality. This is still the best way on how to increase your Bubblews earnings. As they say, content is still king.

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These six strategies are everything that you need to grow and increase your Bubblews earnings. To recap: learn how to implement search engine optimization, write more often, interlink your articles, be active in the site, promote your articles in social networking sites, and write longer and better-quality content. There's no reason why your Bubblews earnings shouldn't increase if you follow these techniques.

How to Maximize Your Bubblews Payment

If you have been around Bubblews for a while, then you know that your Bubblews payment is based on the number of views, likes and comments that your articles get. Whether your visitors click on ads or not, you still get paid for every view depending on the current rate. The average pay ver view though is around $0.01. That means that if an article of yours gets 100 views, it’slikely that it will earn around $1. Doing the math, you need 1000 views to earn around $10. Now here’s the good news, you can redeem your earnings if it reaches the minimum payout threshold of $25. You can redeem such earnings anytine during a given month. So if you reach the $25 threshold twice in a month, then you can redeem your earnings twice a month as well. That’s what’s great about Bubblews.

Here are some tips on how to maximize your Bubblews payment:
1. Try to hold out for your earnings before you redeem them. Every time you redeem your earnings when it reaches $25 via Paypal, you will be charged with a fee that’s around $1. You can save from these fees by withdrawing your earnings when you reach bigger amounts, say $50 or $100.

2. You are allowed to post 10 articles in a day. So why not maximize that and write 10 quality posts a day. The more you post on Bubblews, the faster your income grows. There’s a direct relationship between number of posts and amount of earnings. However, you must make sure that every piece of article you publish is of good quality.

3. Share your articles in your social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. These social networking sites are great sources of highly targeted traffic so you must take advantage of them.

4. Connect with other Bubblews writers. Visit other people’s content, read them and leave your feedback and reactions.

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These four simple tips can help you increase and maximize your Bubblews payment earnings. So implement them whenever you can.

Bubblews Banned by StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is among the social bookmarking sites that I use to promote and drive traffic to everything that I publish on the internet. I use StumbleUpon on Squidoo, on my blogs, HubPages and of course here in Bubblews. It’s a great social charing site which can quickly increase the exposure for your Bubblews articles. So I was writing and publishing articles this morning and when I started to stumble them, I get the following message:

“This website is not available for StumbleUpon members to rate or review. From time to time, we may remove sites from our database for a variety of reasons. For more information, please consult our Help Center.”

Well, the message is pretty straightforward. You can no longer stumble your Bubblews articles which is really sad because StumbleUpon is a great source of fast and free traffic. Bubblews has been banned by StumbleUpon. As to the reasons why they banned it, they didn’t say exactly but I think I have an idea why. It’s no secret that there’s a lot of spammy and low quality content on Bubblews. This is a shame really because Bubblews has great potential and there’s a lot of good writers here creating good content. The bad apples are ruining the whole site. I believe that StumbleUpon realized that a lot of bad content from Bubblews are being stumbled. So they decided to ban Bubblews.
It’s still unknown if we’ll be able to use StumbleUpon on Bubblews in the future but there’s a chance. I’ve heard of sites that were banned but then were welcomed back after getting things together. I’m hoping that it will happen for Bubblews.

Bubblews Review: Is It a Scam Or Is It Legit?

The fact that you are reading this article means that you are wondering if Bubblews is a scam. Your are probably thinking of registering with the site but you are still unsure if it's going to be worth your time and efforts. That's a good thing because you can never be too careful these days wherein dozens of scam websites proliferate the web. It's always the best strategy to research extensively about a website before joining. That is even if the website is a free site. Anybody can just set up a website, attract users, and once he/she gets what he/she wants, he'll/she'll pack the shop and disappear, never to be seen again. This happens in a regular basis in the internet.

This brings us back to Bubblews. Bubblews is a fairly new site so it's just natural for people to be skeptical about it. In fact, there are already those people who are proclaiming that Bubblews is a scam. It's too hard to determine what their motives are in proclaiming such but then again this is the internet where anyone can say anything without any proof to back up their claims and ideas. The scary thing is that there are also people who would believe everything that they read online. So if they read an article about a Bubblews scam, they will readily believe it. This is unfortunate but it's true. Sometimes, people throw critical thinking out the window and believe everything they read online.

Anyway, the question is “Is Bubblews a scam?”. Well, as far as I am concerned, it's NOT a scam. I've been here just a few weeks and I've already redeemed my Bubblews earnings once. I've been paid via PayPal and that means that Bubblews is legit. They pay their users as they promised. What's great about the payment structure is that you don't have to wait for the end of the month to redeem your earnings. You can redeem as long as you have reached the minimum payout threshold of 25 dollars. For example, if you are able to earn 50 dollars in a single week, you can redeem your earnings twice in the same week by withdrawing your earnings every time they reached 25 dollars.

How much you are paid in Bubblews depends on how many views, social media shares and comments your articles get. You get paid for every view. At first, I didn't believe this but after studying the site for a while, they are indeed true to their words. You are paid for every view and comment that your articles get. How much you are paid per view depends on the current earnings of Bubblews. It's a really unique setup which raises a few concerns but overall, everything seems smooth and good. People are earning healthy amounts from their posts and that's what really matters. This just proves that there is no such thing as a Bubblews scam.

So what are you waiting for? Join Bubblews now and get to enjoy the features and earning potential that it offers. To start using Bubblews, just click on the link below to register. It's free to join so you have nothing to lose. Click on the link below to join Bubblews. Best of luck to you

September 2, 2013

11 Interesting Titanic Facts You Probably Didn't Know About The Doomed Ship

Thanks to the movie which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, everybody these days seems to know about the Titanic. Or do they? Besides being the largest ship during its time and famously sinking in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg, what else do you know about the doomed ship? Probably not much. As it occurs, the RMS Titanic (as it was called back then) is a treasure trove of interesting historical information. That said, we're giving you the following 11 interesting facts that you probably didn't know about the Titanic.

1. The Titanic had its own in-ship newspaper. Called the Atlantic Daily Bulletin, the newspaper was printed and published on the ship on a daily basis. The newspaper contained everything from news items to opinion columns. It even included horse-racing and other sports results, business advertisements, current stock prices and gossip stories. And of course, there was a section where the day's menu was listed. This is yet another proof that the Titanic did have everything on board.

2. The lookouts who were on duty the night the ship struck an iceberg didn't have binoculars. This was a huge mistake as the ship was traversing an area littered with icebergs. If the lookout crew that night had binoculars, the tragedy would have been prevented because they would've seen the iceberg from afar thus giving them time to steer the ship away from it. It's not that the ship didn't have binoculars. They had the gadgets but they were locked in the lookout's locker. The problem was that the lookouts Reginald Lee and Fredrick Fleet didn't have the key to said locker.

3. Passengers of the ship paid for tickets that were worth between $30 and $4,350. First class tickets were worth $4,350, second class tickets were $1,750 and third class tickets were $30. The huge discrepancies in the ticket prices were due to the fact that the ship had some of the wealthiest people in the world as well as some of the poorest. Among the passengers were the millionaires John Jacob Astor IV, Benjamin Guggenheim, and Isidor Strauss. Over half of the 2,224 passengers were third class ticket holders.

4. When the ship sunk, there were no reliable sources of updated information so most of the news pieces published by newspapers right after the tragedy were either misinformed or simply wrong. Examples of these headlines were as follows:
*All Passengers Safe. Titanic Being Towed to Halifax
*Passengers Safely Moved and Steamer Titanic Taken In Tow
*Titanic Reported to Have Struck Iceberg. No Lives Were Lost

As it turned out, the Titanic wasn't towed nor did all passengers survive. The ship sunk into the Atlantic Ocean in just under two hours after hitting the iceberg. The ship took with her about 1,500 passengers into the deep ocean.

5. The ship had twelve dogs as passengers. Only three of these dogs survived. This fact has always brought criticism to the way the evacuation process during the tragedy was handled. Reportedly, the three dog survivors were able to make it because they were given spots in lifeboats that should've been given to people. The three dogs were composed of two Pomeranians and a Pekingese. They were all owned by first-class passengers.

 6. It took two years and more than 15,000 men to build the ship. It was built on a construction yard located in Belfast, Northern Ireland. When it was finally launched on May 31, 1911, over twenty-two tons of tallow and soap had to be spread by the crew on the slipway so that the ship can easily slip into the River Lagan. It would take another year for the ship to be completed.

7. Many passengers and crew didn't know how to use the lifeboats. If they did, more people would have been saved. They were confused on how the lifeboats were supposed to work. This was why so many of the life-saving boats were launched with very few people on board. For example, a boat that should've carried 65 people was launched with just 28 people. They could've saved 37 more people if they filled the boat to its capacity. Making matters worse was the fact that the Titanic didn't have enough lifeboats for the more than 2,000 people aboard the ship.

8. Although the Titanic looked like it had four funnels, the fourth funnel was actually a fake one. In essence, it was put there just for show. the designers of the ship decided to add the fake funnel because they thought the ship will look much more impressive with four funnels instead of just three. It's the job of these funnels to release and get rid of the steam accumulated in the ship's boilers.

9. More people would've survived the tragedy if two ships nearby came for rescue. All survivors of the shipwreck were rescued by the Carpathia. However, there were other two ships nearby that didn't heed the Titanic's SOS flares. There was the SS Californian who saw the SOS flares but the captain of the ship merely ignored the flares. And then there was the Samson, a schooner registered in Norway. Reportedly, the Samson was just about seven miles away from the Titanic. So how come they didn't respond to distress calls? According to theorists, this is because of the simple fact that the Samson was engaged in illegal seal hunting. If they approached the Titanic, their illegal activities would've been uncovered.

10. The Titanic received six iceberg warnings prior to the accident. All these warnings were sent in the same day. This again puts more teeth to the theory that an iceberg didn't sink the Titanic, it was the incompetent crew that did it. If they heeded these warnings, if they slowed down instead of sailing at full speed, if the lookouts had binoculars, the ship would've have completed its maiden voyage safely and successfully.

11. When the ship was launched, the tradition of breaking a bottle of champagne on the bow of the ship wasn't performed. Many people believe this break-in-tradition had brought bad luck to the Titanic.

So there goes the eleven interesting facts you probably didn't know about the ship RMS Titanic.

The Best Strategy for Achieving PPC Marketing Success

There are a lot of things that can go wrong when you run a PPC marketing campaign. These often scare other marketers in trying the technique. However, if you do things right and employ a smart and well thought-out process, it can be a very lucrative way of building your online business. Just like other online marketing techniques, there's a wrong way and a right way to perform PPC. The right way involves creating a well laid-out plan as well as coming up with reasonable goals. You need to make a plan which shows how your investments in your PPC campaigns flow from one step to another. This gives you confidence that your money is being pumped into a PPC campaign that will surely bring you positive results.

You need a system that will provide you with long-lasting results. Additionally, this should be a system that can be run on autopilot. What this means is that you can just set it then forget it. Since it's on autopilot, it will still be generating results even if you're not doing anything. This is the biggest advantage of doing business online. There's no need for you to work full-time. To recap what's already been said, for a successful PPC marketing campaign, you're going to need a solid plan, reasonable goals, and a system that can work on autopilot. These are the main ingredients of a successful PPC campaign.

Google is the largest search engine today so it should be the one you're going to use to create your PPC ads. In this article, you are going to learn how to fully tap the power of Google. You will learn how to set up a PPC campaign, how to optimize your individual ads, how to optimize your landing page, how to set up autoresponders and how you should go about with the mini launch process. There's a formula on achieving success with PPC. This formula is as follows:


PPC refers to your pay per click ads. SP is the squeeze page where people who click on the ads will be redirected to. EM refers to email marketing. After people opt-in into your email list through the squeeze page you set up, you must follow-up this by sending them updates and announcements through email. And last but not the least, ML refers to the mini launch. This mini launch is comprised of the series of emails that you send to those who subscribed to you through your squeeze page. What a mini launch does is set up your prospective customers for your product offer. How good you are with your mini launch will determine your conversion rates. The higher your conversion rates are, the better profits you reap.

Let's now take a look into the different aspects of the PPC formula we mentioned above. Follow all the tips we give you to improve the performance of your campaigns.

Setting Up Your PPC Campaign:
Before you begin with your campaign, you should have a budget in mind. If you don't plan a budget, you might spend more than you can afford. For a start, you should target a budget that will cost you between $15 and $20 a day. Another great factor you should consider is your quality score. Your priority should be on achieving the highest possible quality score. You should shoot for a quality score of 10 which is the highest possible score that you can have. As your quality score increases, the cost per click of your PPC ads goes down. This translates to lesser ad expenses. Several factors determine your quality score. Such factors include click through rate, landing page quality and ad relevance. As to cost per click, try aiming for a rate that will cost you less than 20 cents per click.

Optimizing Your Ad:
Before you start writing your PPC ads, you must first visit the Google AdWords Learning Center and familiarize yourself with the rules and policies. This is to ensure that you do everything right and avoid breaking the rules which can derail your campaigns. The most important thing you need to remember when writing your ad is that it should be optimized with regards to the keyword or phrase that you wish to target. You will be bidding with said keyword so the text contained by your ad should be well-optimized. This will substantially improve its performance once it goes live. Your ad should effectively convey to the viewer what it's about. For example, if the ad leads to a landing page about "language software", it should contain the keyword phrase in the ad body or ad title. Optimization is just a matter of finding the right keywords and embedding them effectively in your ad.

The Importance of Keywords:
How your PPC ad performs is dependent on your use of keywords. If you choose and use the wrong keywords, you might as well be throwing your money out of the window. What's worse, your target customers won't be able to find your ad. If you want a profitable campaign, it's highly recommended that you do extensive keyword research to find the best keyword options for your ad. These should be keywords that people are ACTUALLY typing on Google to find information online. More targeted traffic will be seeing your ad if you use the right keywords. More targeted traffic will mean more profits.

To find the right keywords, you need to use a keyword research or suggestion tool. There are several of these tools online but so far the best one is Google's own keyword tool. The tool is free to use and has a lot of cool features that you can utilize to hasten your search for good keywords. If you go to the tool, you simply enter the keyword phrase you think people are typing on Google. The tool will then come up with a lot of suggested phrases related to what you typed. Along with this list of suggested phrases, you also get details about their search volumes as well as the competition around them. This will give you an idea as to what phrases you are going to run after. The most important factor you need to consider when choosing phrases is relevancy. The phrase should be as relevant as possible to your offers. Just because a phrase has a very high search volume doesn't mean you should pick it. Again, you have to consider if it's relevant. The more relevant keywords you use, the more targeted traffic your ad will attract.

If you find a good phrase, you should repeat the process discussed in the above paragraph. This will give you even more keyword ideas. It's also advisable that you create ad groups for your set of possible keywords. Each individual keyword should have an ad group under it.

Good Copy Writing Skills:
It's no secret that good writers create great ad copy. That said, you might consider getting someone who is experienced in this field to create a catchy copy for your ad. If you think you have the writing skills then you can do it yourself. If you look at a standard PPC ad, you'll see that you have very little space for you to make an impact and send a good message to the viewer. Your ad must be able to catch people's attention. There are certain things you can do to make sure that your ad performs well. First, use relevant keywords. A person will likely click on an ad if he/she sees the words that he/she is looking for. Second, emphasize the benefits of your offer. For example, if you are promoting an app, you can mention in the ad that the app is cheap or it can be used on all mobile devices. Third, use an attention-grabbing title headline. A good example of an interesting headline: "How to Land Thousands of Clients as a Freelance Designer". And fourth, tap into the emotions of people. As marketers often say, "hit them where it hurts". An ad that piques people's emotions is more likely to receive a large number of clicks.

The Display URL For Your Ads:
All text-based Google ads display a URL. This is a very important part of your ad. That said, you should use a display URL relevant to the ad. The general rule is that the URL should contain your main keyword or phrase. For example, if you are selling women's shows, an optimized display URL can look like or The latter example is a widely-used strategy and it's perfectly fine with Google. It doesn't break the rules or policies. Another reason why you should put your main keyword in your display URL is the fact that doing so will significantly increase the quality score of your ad. It will take you much closer to the target quality score of 10.

Optimizing Your Landing or Squeeze Page:
When a person clicks on your PPC ad, he or she will be directed to your landing page or squeeze page. The landing page serves as the second door to your offer. The main objective of the page is to convince viewers to sign up to an email list or other opt-in form. With that said, it's very important that you fully optimize your landing page to increase your sign-ups and subscribers. You're going to need a web editor software program in order to create a working landing page. There are a lot of these programs online. You should choose the one that best suits your product offer.

There's a direct correlation between your conversion rate and the quality of your landing page. If the page is effective in convincing people to sign up or subscribe then it follows that your conversion rate will also go up. A good landing page is one that's both engaging and interesting. You have to keep it simple and straight-forward. Don't go around the bush. Simply tell the visitors what your offer is all about and why they should get their hands on it.

You have to keep in mind your quality score when creating your landing page. Your ad should be relevant to the contents of the landing page. You can't have an ad about fitness exercises then have a landing page that talks about backpacking in Europe. Relevancy is the key here. If Google can't find relevance between your ad and landing page, your quality score will suffer. This in turn will hurt the performance of your PPC campaign. To ensure that this doesn't happen, you should use the keywords that you used in your ad in your landing page. For example, if your ad contains the phrase "fitness programs", then you should use the same phrase in your landing page.

Good Landing Page Content:
The most important thing to remember here is that you should use the same keywords in your ad, in your landing page title, and in your landing page content. For best results, you must write keyword-rich articles for your landing page. If you don't have the time to write an article yourself, you can always outsource it to freelance online writers.

Effective Call to Action:
This is without a doubt the most important part of a landing page. The call-to-action refers to the technique you use to convince a visitor to do something like subscribe to an email list, download a report, or join using an opt-in form. For better results, you should offer something for free like an ebook or a program to entice people to sign up. Also, make sure to remind the visitors that their email addresses and contact details are safe with you.

Utilize Autoresponders:
Your work doesn't stop when a visitor joins your mailing list through your landing page. You have to constantly nurture as well as develop a relationship with your subscribers. This is where an autoresponder comes into the picture. The autoresponder will take care of the communication between you and your subscribers. The best part of this is that this is done automatically or on autopilot.

How to Respond to Your Subscribers:
You should not immediately make your product offer the moment a person joins your mailing list. You should only make your offer in your 5th email. Your first 4 email messages will be to build trust with the subscriber so that when you finally make the offer, he/she will be more likely to purchase whatever you are promoting.

Checking If Your PPC Ads Are Profitable:
Measuring and tracking the performance of your ad is a critical aspect of PPC marketing. You have to do this in order to figure out if your ads are paying off or not. Are you getting the results you want? Are you getting your money's worth? Tracking the profitability of your PPC ads will answer these questions.

In conclusion, PPC marketing is a very effective strategy in building your online business. However, for you to be successful, you must follow a system that will generate positive results. An example of such a step-by-step system is the one discussed in this article. If you follow it, you increase your chances for success.
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