Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ten Ways To Write Headlines

for more web technologies tricks and secrets please visit Do you know why some websites or blogs bring in buckets of cash while others don’t make a dime?
Ever wonder why some ads fizzle while others create a selling frenzy?
One BIG reason could be the headline.
When selling things on the Internet you have about three seconds to make your point or lose your visitor.
Click… BANG… they’re gone forever!
If your headlines are under-performing then it IS costing you sales. No doubt about it.
  • You need a great headline.
  • You want a great headline.
  • You’d love to have a great headline.
But how do you create a GREAT headline if you’re not a professional copywriter?

Here are ten tips that will empower you to write a great headline today.
1. Review the sites of about 15 top marketers before you begin to write. Never take their copy (that would be stealing) but do draw inspiration from their headlines before you begin.
For a site that ranks online marketers visit Guru DAQ. I’m not sure how they choose their “winners and losers” but the site is a lot of fun if you like marketing.
It’s amazing how simple and effective this technique is when you need a powerful headline.
HOT TIP: The subject line in emails you receive are also examples of great headlines.
If you want an easy way to create a powerful “swipe file” then subscribe to the email follow up systems of top sellers in your market and scan their emails once a week. It only takes a short time and the super-hot headlines will jump out and grab your attention. Never copy them of course, but do draw inspiration from them.
2. Make your headline short.  Five to seven words works very well.  You can be more expansive in the sub-headline, once you have your visitors’ attention.
3. Use a question as your headline. The point of your headline is to get people to stop long enough to consider your site.  Asking a question is a great way to do this, if you ask the right question.
HOT TIP: The right question is always one that can be answered by your product.
4. Use an exclamation point or question mark in your headline. It is important to convey excitement in the headline. But don’t use the silly long exclamation marks like !!!!!!!!!! That generally looks unprofessional.
5. Be clear. Tell the reader exactly how your product will help them. “Here is how I can solve your problem” is the sentiment you want them to feel.
6. Use a “number of steps” formula. If your product will solve a problem in a certain number of steps, say so.  People love simple solutions to their problems.
7. Use a “number of ways” formula. Use this instead of a number of steps. If your product offers alternative solutions to a problem then say so right up front.
8. Use an “in under” formula. When time or money is involved, using an “in under” or “for less than” approach works well.  One example is “How to succeed online for under $100!” If you can deliver on your promise then make the strongest statement possible.
9. Talk to your specific audience. If your product works better for women than men say so up front. A headline that starts “For women who want …” will attract the women visitors quickly and let them know you understand them.
10. Make them qualify. This is a more advanced headline technique but it works well if you are brave enough to try it. You are basically saying that you are not sure they are qualified to buy this product and they need to see if they do indeed qualify for the wonderful offer you are sharing. Many big-name marketers use this approach, especially when selling higher-end products or courses. Why? It works!
Using these ten steps you can create powerful headlines for your website, your emails, your blog, or anywhere else you might need to get people to stop and pay attention.

Monday, August 27, 2012

More notification controls added to Google+

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Have an annoying friend or family member in one of your Circles who is always sharing every last detail of their day? Now you can click "mute" from notifications or their profile, and you won't be notified every time they post.

On the other hand, you may have certain Circles whose content you never want to miss. Now you can move that Circle's slider all the way to the right, and you'll get notified via email whenever they share something new.

Finally, the update lets you notify certain Circles via email when you have an important post to share.

"For these select circles, we often have news we really want to share - like getting engaged, or landing a job," Austin Chang from the Google+ team, wrote in a Wednesday post. "In these cases you can now check 'Also send email' when sharing, to help make sure your friends see your message."

Not everyone is so keen on this new feature, however. Some users have expressed concern that it could lead to spamming.

"If I want to see a post, I will see it in my stream," user John Judy wrote in a comment. "I have my email kept private on here because I don't want to get emails from anybody using the service."

The Web giant is rolling out these new features over the rest of the week.

The changes build upon the slider controls Google launched last year to "pump up (or down) the volume" on the frequency with which you see certain peoples' updates. Using the slider tool atop the stream for a particular Circle, you can opt to see more or less from that group.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Google Plus: 8 Quick Tips and Tricks

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Tweak your email notification options. By default, Google Plus will spam your Gmail account with notifications for practically anything involving your new account. You can go to the Google Account options to uncheck all of the ones you don't want to get, thereby reducing your Gmail traffic considerably.
Google Plus profile sharing settings; click for full-size image.Google Plus profile sharing settings.Change your profile's field-sharing settings. Your Google Account has certain basic fields that it can share with anyone--but you don't have to go along with maximum sharing. Open your Google Account Profile and privacy settings, click Edit visibility on profile, and then click the individual profile fields and determine how public you want to make them.
Disable resharing in Google Plus; click for full-size image.Disable resharing in Google Plus.Disable resharing. Google Plus may make it easy for you to segregate who you share your information with, but your connections have no such limitations, meaning that something you share with a select few can still spread like wildfire across your networks. Nevertheless, you can disable resharing of a certain post after posting it: Just click the arrow in the upper-right-hand corner of the post and then click Disable resharing.
Check your Incoming feed. Unlike Facebook, Google Plus lets people share things with you even if you're not following them. Consequently you'll want to check your Incoming feed now and then to see whether you're missing out on anything interesting from someone you don't follow. Think of it as a spam folder that occasionally contains something interesting.
The Your Circles option in Google Plus; click for full-size image.The Your Circles option in Google Plus saves you a few clicks.Use the Your Circles option while sharing. Google Plus's Circles system is great for letting you use your Plus account to set barriers between the various groups of people you want to share things with. If most of what you share on Google Plus isn't especially privacy-sensitive, however, use the Your Circles sharing option to automatically share items with all of your circles and avoid the trouble of clicking each individual circle.
Start some Sparks. In addition to following people, you can search for interesting stuff to share about particular topics in the Sparks section on the side menu of the main page. Click Sparks, and search for things that you're interested in or browse through the featured topics; if you want to pin a search on your sidebar for easy future access, click theAdd Interest button under the search field.
Click through profile pictures. You can easily cycle through other people's profile pics by clicking on them.
Text formatting in Google Plus; click for full-size image.Text formatting in Google Plus.Add some basic formatting. As with Google Talk and Google Buzz, you can add basic text styles to some of your Google Plus text. Paired asterisks (*text*) make bold text, paired underscores (_text_) make italics, and paired dashes (-text-) make strikethroughs.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

How To Hide the people I have added to circles/have me in a circle?

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First make sure the Profile tab is selected by clicking it.

Click the “Edit Profile” button.

Then click anywhere on the circles section. The section should be highlighted in a light blue hue.

A window will show allowing you to control the visibility of your circles, down to the individual circle level. Once you are done editing, click “Save” followed by “Finished Editing” to get out of profile editing mode.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

How To Create a poll on Google+

1. Create a Post with your poll question.

To begin, you create a post with your poll question and share it with whoever you like.

2. Disable Comments

At this point, I’d suggest disabling comments to make the poll choices more visible when they are added. This is not necessary, but recommended.

3. Add your poll choices in the Comments

Next, you add your poll choices as separate comments on your post and let the voting begin. Basically you will use +1′s as votes, and whichever choice with the most +1′s is the winner.

4. Conclude the polling with a Comment

When you want to end the poll, its a good idea to add one final comment and perhaps some additional information, like declaring a winner, and/or stating next steps based on the results. Here’s an example of a completed poll from +Mike Elgan.

Overall, this is a simple and effective polling method for Google+.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Google Plus Symbols and Alt Symbols (copy and paste)

Want to impress your friends with cool and unique stream posts?
Below we list all of the special characters/symbols you can use on Google Plus.

To use any of these symbols, simply highlight and copy it (control+c), then paste it in your stream post (control+v).

¿ §
® ö
ƒ Α Β
α β γ
δ ε ζ
η θ ι
κ λ μ
ν ξ ο
π ρ ς
σ τ υ
φ χ ψ
ω ϑ ϒ
Zodiac Signs
Symbol Name
Aries (The Ram)
Taurus (The bull)
Gemini (The Twins)
Cancer (The Crab)
Leo (The Lion)
Virgo (The Virgin)
Libra (The Scales)
Scorpio (The Scorpion)
Sagittarius (Centaur The Archer)
Capricorn (Goat-horned, The sea goat)
Aquarius (The water bearer)
Pisces (The fish)
Random & Special Characters
♠ ♣ ♥
♦ ♪ ♫ ■ □ ▪ ▫ ▬ ▲ ►
▼ ◄ ◊ ○ ● ◘ ◙ ◦ ☺ ☻
☼ ♀ ▪ ▫ ▬ ☻
☺ ◙ ◘ ▀ € ♥

๏ ๐ ๑ ๒
๓ ๔ ๕๖ ๗ ๘ ๙ ๚ ๛ Ẁ
ẁ Ẃ ẃ Ẅ ẅ Ạ ạ Ả ả Ấ
ấ Ầ ầẨ ẩ Ẫ ẫ Ậ ậ Ắ
ắ Ằ ằ Ẳ ẳ Ẵ ẵ Ặ ặ Ẹ
ẹ Ẻ ẻ Ẽ ẽ Ế ế Ề ề Ể
ể Ễ ễ Ệ ệ Ỉ ỉ Ị ị Ọ
Æ ¢ ™ Ð ¹ º ç Þ ß ÿ æ â ã ¥ ¤ £ ¦
ª « ¬ ­® ¯
Õ Ö × Ø Ù Ú Û Ü Ý Þ ß à á â ã ä å æ ç è é
ê ë ì í î ï ð ñ ò ó ô õ ö ÷ ø ù ú û ü ý þ ÿ Āā
Ăă Ąą Ć ć ĉ Ċ ċ ő Œ œ Ŕ
ŕ Ŗ ŗ Ř ř Ś ś Ŝ ŝ Ş ş Š
š Ţ ţ Ť ť Ŧ ŧ Ũ ũ Ū ū Ŭ
ŭ Ů ů Ű ű Ų ų Ŵ ŵ Ŷ ŷ Ÿ
Ź ź Ż ż Ž ž ſ ƒ Ǻ ǻ Ǽ ǽ
Ǿ ǿ ˆ ˇ ˉ ˘˙ ˚ ˛ ˜ ˝ ;
₪ ₫ € ℅ l
№ ™ Ω e ⅛ ⅜ ⅝ ⅞ ∂ ∆ ∏
∑ - / · v 8 ∫ ˜ ≠ = = □ ▪ ▫ ◊
● ◦       
      fi fl ﬠ
שׁ שׂ שּׁ שּׂ אַ אָ אּ בּ גּ
דּהּ וּ זּ טּיּ ךּכּ לּ
מּנּ סּ ףּ פּ צּ קּרּ שּ
תּ וֹ בֿכֿ פֿ ﭏ ﭖ ﭗﭘ
ﭙ ﭺﭻ ﭼ
ﭽ ﮊ ﮋ
ﮎ ﮏ ﮐ ﮑ ﮒ ﮓ ﮔ ﮕ ﮤ
ﮥ ﯼ ﯽ ﯾ ﱞ ﱟ ﱠ ﱡ ﱢ
﴾ ﴿ ﷲ ﺀ ﺁ ﺂ ﺃ ﺄ ﺅ
ﺆ ﺇ ﺈ ﺉ ﺊ ﺋ ﺌ ﺍ ﺎ
ﺏﺐ ﺑ ﺒ ﺓ ﺔ ﺕ ﺖ ﺗ
ﺘ ﺙ ﺚ ﺛﺜ
ﺝ ﺞ ﺟ
ﺠ ﺡ ﺢ ﺣ ﺤ ﺥ ﺦ ﺧ ﺨ
ﺩﺪ ﺫ ﺬ ﺭ ﺮ ﺯ ﺰ
ﺱﺲ ﺳ ﺴ ﺵﺶ ﺷ ﺸﺹ
ﺺ ﺻ ﺼ ﺽﺾ ﺿ ﻀ ﻁ
ﻂ ﻃ
ﻄﻅ ﻆ ﻇ ﻈ ﻉﻊ ﻋ ﻌ
ﻍ ﻎ ﻏﻐ ﻑ ﻒ ﻓ ﻔ ﻕ
ﻖﻗ ﻘ ﻙ ﻚ ﻛ ﻜ ﻝﻞ
ﻟ ﻠ ﻡ ﻢ ﻣﻤ ﻥ ﻦ ﻧ
ﻨﻩ ﻪ ﻫ ﻬ ﻭ ﻮﻯ ﻰ
ﻱ ﻲ ﻳ ﻴﻵ ﻶ ﻷ ﻸﻹ
ﻺ ﻻ ﻼ
ن ه و ى يً ٌ ٍ َ ُ
ِّ ْ % ٤ ٠ ١ ٢ ٣ ٥٦
٧ ٨ ٩
ホ 么 メ _ ャ `
ヲ _ カ シ ニ ♠ ♣
◄ ▬ ☻ ▬ ► ♣ ♠
Л п † ‡
█ ▌
▐ ░░▒▓
▓▒░░ ░░░▒▓
▓▒░ ▓▒░ ░▒▓


═ ╬ ╦ ╩ ╦
╣╝╠ ╧ ╨ ╫ ╪
╥ ╤ ╢╡╟╞ ╜
┐└ ┘├ ┤┬ ┴ ┼
╬ ╫ ╪ ╩
╨ ╧ ╦ ╥ ╤ ╣ ╢ ╡ ╠ ╟
╞ ╝ ╜ ╛ ╚ ╙ ╗ ╘ ╗ ╖
╕ ╔ ╓ ╒ ║ ═

Even More Cool Symbols!

Special face:

Chess black :
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
Chess White:
♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙
☩ ☨ ☦ ✙ ✚ ✛ ✜ ✝ ✞ ✠
❀ ✿ ❁ ✾
Butterfly symbol:

Butterfly style 02:

Music Google Plus symbols
♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯
Poker black:
♥ ♦ ♣ ♠
Poker White:
♡ ♢ ♤ ♧
Moon symbols:
☾ ☽
Sun symbols:
☼ ☀
Cloud and umbrella:
☁ ☂


Stars and snowflake Google Plus symbols:
╰☆╮✡ ۞ ★ ☆ ⋆ ✩ ✮ ✯ ✰ ❇ ❈ ❅ ❄ ❆
Religion & belief Google Plus symbols
☯ ✡☨ ✞ ✝☥ ☦ ☧ ☩ ☪ ☫ ☬ ☭
Peace symbols:
Risk radioactive and biological:
☢ ☣
Check symbol for Google Plus:

Hands pointing:
☚ ☛ ☜ ☝ ☞ ☟
Writing Symbols:
✉ ✍ ✎ ✏ ✐✑✒ ⌨
Scissors symbols:
✂ ✄
Phones symbols:
☎ ☏ ✆
⌛ ⌚
Airplane symbols:


Skull symbol:

Decorative symbols:
๑ ۩ ۞
Numeric Google Plus symbols:
①②③④⑤⑥⑦⑧⑨⑩ ⑪⑫⑬⑭⑮⑯⑰⑱⑲⑳
ⓐⓑⓒⓓⓔⓕ ⓖⓗⓘⓙⓚⓛ ⓜⓝⓞⓟⓠⓡ ⓢⓣⓤⓥⓦⓧⓨⓩ

Oriental symbols:
㊊㊐㊋㊌㊍㊎㊏ ㊐㊑㊒㊓㊔㊕㊖㊗ ㊀㊁㊂㊃㊄㊅㊆ ㊇㊈㊉
NEW: Chinese Symbols for Google Plus:
頹 - 衙 - 浳 - 浤 - 搰 - ㍭ - 煤 - 洳 - 橱 - 橱 - 煪 - ㍱ - 煱 - 둻 - 睤 - ㌹ - 楤 - ぱ - - 椹 - ぱ - ㍵ - 畱 - 煵 - 田 - つ - 煵 - 엌 - 嫠 - 쯦 - 案 - 迎 - 是 - 從 - 事 - 網 - 頁 - 設 - 計 - 簡 - 大

How to Tag Someone In A Post

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Tag Someone In A Post

In a comment box, type + or @ followed by the person's name. A box should appear containing the matching name (if the person exists). Note: Typing the name too fast may make the box disappear causing the mention attempt to fail. In the event this happens, backspace all the way back up to and including the + or @, and try to repeat the attempt again.

Once the name becomes a tab, you're done! Posting the comment will send a notification to the person that they were mentioned. The notification is sent regardless if a person mutes a thread.
If you want to prevent mentions from triggering, turn off the reshare option (but do not mention the person in the opening post since turning off reshare does not protect against mentions in the opening post).