A Letterkennty woman today picked up her Easter Millionaire Raffle prize of €100,000.The lucky winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, also received the lucky ticket for her birthday.“It’s the best birthday present ever,” smiled the happy winner. “I can’t wait to see how they’ll beat this next year.” The lucky ticket was bought in Easons, Courtyard Shopping Centre, Letterkenny.There has been wild speculation about the winner since donegaldaily.com revealed on Tuesday the winning ticket was bought in Co Donegal.The winner joined others in Dublin today to collect their cheques from the Millionaire Raffle draw.The lucky mum is just the latest winner from the county – following two millionaires in recent months. Meanwhile a syndicate of 33 colleagues from the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin shared a €250,000 prize from the draw.“I always knew we would win big, it was just a matter of time and patience,” said one of the happy syndicate members. “This is just the start of our lucky streak, we will continue to play and who knows we could be back in here again on Friday collecting a EuroMillions win.” added the happy man.A member of the lucky group checked the ticket on Tuesday evening. “I got a call from my colleague who thought we won a prize in the raffle. I didn’t believe him so I asked my daughter to check the ticket online. When she did and realised we had won €250,000 she nearly fell off the seat with the shock,” laughed the happy man.LETTERKENNY WOMAN PICKS UP €100,000 LOTTO CHEQUE ON HER BIRTHDAY was last modified: April 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:000 LOTTO CHEQUE ON HER BIRTHDAYLETTERKENNY WOMAN PICKS UP €100
The north west is basking in sunshine and heat today as summer weather finally arrives in Donegal.The weather has warmed up to highs of 20C this Monday, with the west experiencing the best of the heat.We’ll have to enjoy the good weather while it lasts though, as rain is set to arrive later in the week. Met Eireann forecasters say that while the days are hot, temperatures will dip at nighttime.Tonight will be dry with clear spells and temperatures of 5-8C.The sun will return on Tuesday with highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees and warmest in the north west.Wednesday is also expected to be dry and bright and reach up to 20C again. More cloud is likely on Thursday as the hot spell continues, before showers set in on Friday.Temperatures soar to 20C in sunny Donegal was last modified: May 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
The … PHILADELPHIA — When the Toronto Blue Jays shipped their staff ace, Marcus Stroman, to the New York Mets on Sunday, the first reaction of many players, managers and executives was the exact same.“What?,” they asked at once.Considered one of the top pitchers available on the trade market, Stroman was expected to move from the Blue Jays to a contending club with a legitimate need for a frontline starter come October.In all likelihood, the Mets’ season will end in September.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Jordanian student sentence to two years in prison for IM. Imad Al-Ash got two years in prison for the last refuge of the scoundrel, lèse majesté. (If you want a quick rule of thumb for tinhorn dictatorships, check to see if lèse majesté is on the books.) During the five months leading up to his sentencing, the Jordanian secret service tortured the kid. He had allegedly sent an IM criticizing the King of Jordan. Maybe the Queen should consider extending her vaunted public “patronage” of education to encompass the less stylish area of NOT ALLOWING HER HUSBAND TO TORTURE PEOPLE. But what do I know? I went to a state school.Kenya introduces toll-free SMS to report hate speech. In advance of the August 4 elections, the Kenyan government is prosecuting hate speech. Given the horrible inter-ethnic violence, it’s understandable. But given how every thing becomes a weapon in this sort of a fight, it’s worrying. When the next election’s done, who believes such a thing will be rolled back? BurstNET shuts down 70,000 blogs over terrorism scare. A hosting company shut down a platform, Blogetery, that had over 70,000 blogs. First it maintained the FBI had told it to, then admitted the agency had only asked for information on its owner, Alexander Yusupov. One of the blogs had allegedly contained Al-Qaeda-oriented terrorism information. The company said the terrorism issue was the last straw as the owner had broken to the TOS regarding copyright.China now plans to “deanonymize” cell phone users. China is attempting to destroy all anonymity on the Internet. Week after week of this, I don’t even know what more to say. The Chinese government is just wall-to-wall creeps. The United States plans to “deanonymize” the Internet. Really? Really? Are you people doing this just to embarrass me? Saying “there’s no difference between the U.S. and China” is stupid. But saying, “It looks like there’s less and less difference” is, unfortunately, not. Saudi arrested on the most ridiculous charge yet. My hand to G-d I thought I had seen every knuckle-headed “charge” a person could be brought up on. But the Saudis, bless their black little hearts, have raised the bar. For criticism of religious and political leaders in his country, Sheikh Mekhlef bin Dahham al-Shammari has been arrested on the charge of “annoying others.” I swear to you I am not making that up. Just click the link. I mean, are the KSA’s torture squads even trying anymore? Turkish citizens hit the bricks to protest online censorship. Thank you, my Turkish brothers and sisters, for allowing me to end on a note of hope. Though the increasingly autocratic Turkish government is cinching down more and more on its people, those people aren’t taking it lying down. Thousands of people took to the street. Down with Law #5651!Injustice photo by Dustin & Jenae DeKoekkoekInstanbul photo by Neil Sequeira curt hopkins Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Government#international#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
If you were paying attention two years ago, you knew that the fastest way to turn your company into an online marketing juggernaut was to master search engine optimization. , i.e. improve off-page SEO. Content gives people a reason to link to your site. If you only have five pages on your website, there are only five reasons to link to your site. If you’re creating new pages every day, there are new reasons to link to your site every day. On-Page SEO Goals Listen to customers and prospects. The conversation in online marketing swings faster than Social Media Goals SEO, blogging or social media — the components of inbound marketing — can’t be done in isolation. Businesses need to focus on getting found by customers, and using these tactics together to achieve that goal. inbound links . If you follow it, your business gets whiplash — one minute focused on one set of tools and tactics, the next focused on a completely different set. You end up spending all your time dabbling in the latest approach to marketing, but moving on before you really figure out how to make it work. Photo: David Ortiz Distribute our content, which builds our reach and increases the liklihood of links coming back into our site (links improve both direct traffic and seo). Increase our company’s reach (its ability to drive direct traffic) via RSS & email subscriptions. At HubSpot, we encourage our customers to experiment with new technologies, but to do it in a methodical, analytical way. The What are your goals for each of your inbound marketing channels? How do you avoid getting swept up in the hype that surrounds each specific channel? Originally published Jan 15, 2009 8:52:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Increase our website’s keyword density, keyword volume and freshness. More content means more content with keywords for Google to index. Inbound Marketing Want to learn more about using Twitter for Marketing and PR? Last year? Blogging. Topics: Increase our company trust and transparency. Huge reach and great SEO is useless if nobody trusts or understands our company. framework helps keep these tactics clear. fallsroad on Flickr Download the free webinar Blogging & Content Goals Develop trust and transparency. This improves conversions once you get people on your site, and makes people more likely to spread your content and come back to your site. Webinar: Twitter for Marketing and PR If you’re a curmudgeon or a Luddite, you don’t pay too much attention to all this fuss. You don’t take any risks with new-fangled techniques, so you don’t get caught up in useless hype. Of course, you miss useful hype, too. When other businesses figure out how to use new techniques profitably, you get left behind. Increase search engine traffic to our site. for tips and tricks to drive inbound marketing using Twitter. Inbound Marketing Create more To keep from getting swept up in the hype surrounding any one of these tactics, we focus on a series of specific goals for each channel: This year? Social media. Create content that we can share on social networks. Networks like Twitter and Facebook are better when you have content to share. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack
4.) Are You Listening to Your Customers? That means posting videos to YouTube, photos to Flickr, and tagging this multimedia content as thoroughly as possible. a new kind of search – universal, or blended, search – back in 2007 that, in addition to text-based results (web pages), would integrate different kinds of results such as video, images, and news, just to name a few. Roll out has been slow (a Google rep recently This multimedia content is yet another way for content written about you by you, your customers, or fans, to bubble to the top of search results. While you may not yet have posted any multimedia about your company, your customers are most definitely already talking about you online, in a variety of ways and mediums. that 1 in 4 searches now contain universal search results) and research on the effect on consumer behavior is limited and potentially inconclusive (both 3.) How Do You Convert Viewers of Multimedia? Topics: For all of your multimedia, give people a way to further engage with your company iProspect mid-2008 have conducted studies – Search Engine Optimization Kit , whether it’s by including a link to your website or relevant blog article in the video/image/etc. description, or including your logo or call to action within the multimedia. Learn more about how you can optimize your site to rank higher in search engines so you get found by more qualified prospects. Universal search results make it that much more important for you to listen and engage with your customers online . and eye tracking heat map analysis Still, there are a few clear implications of universal search results for businesses who want to better optimize their web presence for this new search landscape. , so that you know what they’re saying, and so that you can promote flattering content and respond to negative criticism. and OTO late 2008, to be released soon). It’s very possible that search engine optimization kit Creating content is the absolute best way to attract more prospects to learn about and engage with your brand – on your website as well as social media sites like Twitter, YouTube, or Flickr. But how are you supposed to turn YouTube video views into leads and sales for your business? With this new SERP real estate going to multimedia content, this issue has become even more pressing. 2.) More Emphasis on Top Search Results With these new, visually appealing, search results part way down the first page of search results, there is now a visual barrier that focuses users’ eyes even more on the top of the search results page. We already know from Originally published May 27, 2009 7:54:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 SEO reported Before universal search, SEO (search engine optimization) was all about creating remarkable content that people would link to and would be optimized for certain keywords so that your web pages would show up as one of those top 10 search results (the first page). But now, those 10 spots are cut down to 9, 8, 7, or fewer. Some of that old real estate is now reserved for different kinds of content across the web – video, images, etc. – that are on their own ranking algorithm. OTO Interactive How does your business plan to create multimedia content to leverage universal or blended search? this multimedia will continue to focus users’ eyes on the top of the first SERP, so your website better be one of the first search results. that users focus on the “golden triangle” (planted in the top left hand corner of the SERP) and few people scroll to the bottom of the page or go on to the second, third, etc. SERP. announced iProspect There are new opportunities to get on that first page of search results, and businesses need to create multimedia content to take advantage of this new real estate. Google first 1.) New Real Estate Download our Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack
Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack The ProblemDominos has had the same pizza recipe since they launched 50 years ago, and while it finished first in pizza delivery and value according to a 2009 Brand Keys survey of national restaurant chains, it also finished dead last in consumers’ taste preference. With pizza deliveries down 6% compared to last year according to USA Today , Dominos knew it needed to make a change. The SolutionTo launch its “turnaround,” Dominos has created a new website, www.pizzaturnaround.com , which features a new video documentary on YouTube (see above) that uses real Dominos employees to tell the story of how Dominos listened to its critics and is changing its pizza recipe for the better. The site also includes a Twitter stream showing people’s reactions to the new recipe (via the hashtag #newpizza ). Dominos is encouraging consumers to try the new pizza and offer feedback via social media like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Perhaps an even bolder approach, the brand is also reaching out to food bloggers who have previously made negative comments about the pizza’s taste, asking them to publicly review the new recipe.What Dominos is Doing Right We can respect Dominos’ campaign for a number of reasons. For one thing, they’re doing a great job of taking advantage of multiple social media channels (e.g. YouTube, Twitter, Facebook) to accomplish their goal. Secondly, they’re actually listening to what their customers are saying in order to improve their brand and their customers’ experiences. They’re also being extremely transparent in their approach by asking their customers and critics to offer their feedback, whether positive or negative. While it’s too soon to tell if the company is benefiting financially from its new reinvention, Dominos’ marketing approach is definitely admirable and unique. In the very least, it’s certainly generating some initial buzz and curiosity. What do you think of Dominos’ new campaign? Has it tempted you to try the new recipe? Video: How to Use Social Media to Attract More Customers Learn how to use social media to attract more customers. Download the free video and learn how to generate more business using social media. Topics: Community Management Originally published Dec 28, 2009 2:30:00 PM, updated August 28 2017 Despite Dominos’ negative experience with social media earlier this year, which involved the explosion of a YouTube video showing two employees doing repulsive things with Dominos ingredients, the brand is now embracing the channel to promote its brand with its new Pizza Turnaround campaign .For a brand, one advantage of social media involvement is the opportunity to generate instant customer feedback. Dominos’ new strategy is a great example of a company using social media to listen to and react to its customers in order to solve a problem. Let’s take a look at what they’re doing.
Topics: Originally published Dec 16, 2010 6:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Work each of these metrics into a , I reviewed 4 ways to segment your leads using your How do you measure your leads? Please share your strategies or successes in identifying and prioritizing your leads. Try HubSpot Free for 30 Days Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack 1. Conversion Rate to Opportunity 3. Average Rating sales and marketing service level agreement (SLA) 4. Rejection Rate Marketing Metrics Bonus Tip: 2. Conversion Rate to Customer In my last post marketing software (like HubSpot) integrated with your customer relationship management (CRM) system See how HubSpot can help you better generate and track your traffic, leads and customers. . Now let’s jump into how to measure those different segments to identify the best ones! What does “the best” mean? Conversion to sales opportunity isn’t the end of the game – you want to see how those leads convert into customers. You might find, also, that an offer that has the best lead to opportunity conversion rate may not have the best opportunity to customer conversion rate. Get a 30-Day Free Trial of HubSpot Marketing Software. 4 Metrics to Measure Your Best Leads to set expectations with your sales team and measure your progress over time. Identifying your best leads according to these metrics and setting an SLA will help you figure out where to invest your marketing resources and improve your smarketing productivity.
– Does your business use Twitter? If so, learn from Search Engine Land how to use your account to help improve your Google rankings. – If you have been thinking about video blogging, check out this article from Search Engine Journal. It just might convince you to start. How To Use Twitter To Boost Your Google Rankings – If you are a business that is blogging, it can be a great idea to look at other successful business blogs to help you understand what they are doing that contributes to their success. Social Media Examiner has a great post highlighting 10 examples. How To Create A [Good] Blogger Pitch 9. – If you are interested in social media marketing strategy, you might want to check out this new post from the TopRank Online Marketing Blog. 23 Reasons To Add Video Blogging To Your Content Repertoire Social Media Marketing: Strategy to Commerce 10 Marketing Stories to Know This Week – While many people may want the press release to die, it is still hanging around. The folks at Copyblogger outline steps for writing one that can drive results. 6. 3. 10. umjanedoan – Bloggers can be a hard group of people to influence. Social Media Explorer shares some knowledge on how to pitch them with your story idea. The 6 Essential Steps to Writing a Killer Press Release Rethinking the Future of Business Part 1: The State of Corporate Social Media Originally published Jan 27, 2011 8:00:00 PM, updated March 21 2013 What other stories would you add to this list? 8. Photo Credit: 32 SEO Tactics to Avoid in 2011 5. Mobile Trends 2011 for the Realist – How will social media impact business? Brian Solis takes a look at the current state of corporate social media. – Learn what SEO tactics to leave out from your 2011 plans with this post from SEOmoz. – Offers are extremely important for lead generation. Jay Baer shares why most lead generation offers aren’t as good as they could be. 7. Why Your Special Offer Isn’t 10 Top Business Blogs and Why They Are Successful 1. 2. – Mobile will be an important marketing trend in 2011. See what the folks at Marketing Pilgrim say are “realistic” trends. 4. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack