can anyone tell me what is the best way to advertise a computer company?

Question by Danielle S: can anyone tell me what is the best way to advertise a computer company?
we already have business cards, i just want to know like flyers or stuff like that what would be best for advertising.

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Answer by shalveen sharma
Play a commercial and put flyers at local coffee shops. Get in touch with news station t.v. #1 way is t.v..

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Does anyone know how to advertise a personal web site with little or no cost that drives quality customers?

Question by rickebar1: Does anyone know how to advertise a personal web site with little or no cost that drives quality customers?
I have operated a couple web sites for almost a year. Tried advertising in my local paper. Listing to free classified ads. Listed to major search engines. Also perform surfing sites to cause traffic to be sent to my sites. So far, I have only had a few sales. Does anyone have any ideas they can suggest at little or no cost to me? I am looking for quality potential customers rather than just more traffic. My sites are set up with huge discounts to attract sales. Please help. Thank you.

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Answer by imisidro
Getting traffic is a combination of a lot of things. The key to success is to create great content that visitors want to use, search engines will love and other websites will naturally link to. Of course, it’s easier said than done.

You can use pay per click advertising in the search engines to reach audiences looking for your products. You can use Google Adwords http://www.google.com/adwords or Yahoo http://searchmarketing.yahoo.com

Here are some shoestring marketing ideas that can help you get the visitors you need at the least cost possible:

1. Create the best content you can with the best products you can possibly offer. Your content is your best advertisement – if visitors love your content, then they will go back and spread the word to others.

2. Make it easy for users to recommend your site. Viral marketing is very important — and easy to tap on the Web. But give your users the tools. Get a Recommend this Site script from websites such as cgiscripts.com and similar directories of scripts. Some even go as far as giving incentives to those who recommend the site to their friends. If only 10 people go to your site, but these 10 people invite 10 more – that’s additional traffic that you get for FREE!

Recommend Site Scripts (various) http://php.resourceindex.com/Complete_Scripts/Website_Promotion/Recommend_Site/
Big Nose Bird Recommend this Site http://bignosebird.com/carchive/birdcast.shtml
CGI Resource Index http://cgi.resourceindex.com/Programs_and_Scripts/Perl/Website_Promotion/Recommend_Site/
Hostscripts http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Scripts_and_Programs/Site_Recommendation/index.html

3. Rank well in the search engines (organic search results, not the pay per click). SEs can be a big source of traffic. The key is to create the best content in your niche. If you have good content, other websites will gladly link to you and offer your site as a resource to their audience. Check the on-page factors and be sure to get linked from authority sites in your topic area.

If you are going to read only one piece on search engine optimization, I suggest you read Brett Tabke of WebmasterWorld.com’s “Successful Site in 12 Months with Google Alone: 26 steps to 15k a day.” http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum3/2010.htm

4. Send out press releases. While outfits charge as much as $ 650 per release, there are free press release submission places on the Web. Press releases allow you to (a) attract media attention; (b) get more back links to your website without sending each website an email request; and (c) get more visibility especially if your press release gets in Google News or Yahoo News.

http://www.prleap.com/sign_up.html
http://i-newswire.com/
http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/
http://www.pressbox.co.uk/cgi-bin/links/add.cgi
http://www.pr.com/press-releases
http://www.prfree.com/
http://www.clickpress.com/releases/index.shtml
http://www.theopenpress.com/
http://www.przoom.com/
http://www.prweb.com
http://www.newswiretoday.com/
http://www.free-press-release.com/

5. Submit articles. Write articles and submit them to websites accepting author submissions. You get exposure for your business; establishes you as an authority in your field, and allows you to get backlinks for your website. If 50 websites publish your article and it contains a link back to your website, then you easily get 50 links from a single article. The more links you have, the greater your chances for increasing your search engine rankings.

Here is a comprehensive list of where to submit your articles http://answers.yahoo.com/question/;_ylt=AhzreGmnCUicOoyedqypscUjzKIX?qid=1006022407481

6. Post a link to your site for free where it is allowed (always read the Terms of Use). Examples are:

Craigslist http://www.craigslist.com
Google Base http://base.google.com
Classifieds for Free http://www.classifiedsforfree.com/…
Text Link Exchange http://www.txtswap.com/
Recycler.com http://www.recycler.com/
Yahoo Classifieds http://classifieds.yahoo.com/
US Free Ads http://www.usfreeads.com/

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what’s the fuss about the IRC and USENET these days? does anyone still use this kind of technology?

Question by : what’s the fuss about the IRC and USENET these days? does anyone still use this kind of technology?
aint those 80s stuff? or at least early 90s? ever since the world wide web becomes standard, i doubt anybody is still retrieving information from the usenet, but I’d be surprised when I accidently logged in to my almost 20 yr old usenet acct. and guess what? A LOTTA ACTIVITIES are still going on there. jee. when the chat room just died, usenet is still thriving…

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Answer by Andi
a lot of illegal material and pron (esp v illegal) gets exchanged there…

A lot of the world is not on high speed broadband.. so it is still a useful network.

and for those who are not windows/http based…
It provides the original ease of access and interchange of information.

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Anyone hear in the news about the tall-and-handsome mystery millionare man who was advertising for a wife?

Question by >;-;<: Anyone hear in the news about the tall-and-handsome mystery millionare man who was advertising for a wife?
So, that makes tall, dark, and handsome. They mentioned in a quick little side note that he’s charging $ 2,500 per application.

Hmm…is it just me or does it sound like someone is *about* to be a millionare by scamming hundreds of women?

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Answer by E P
Yes.
There is a woman who is arranging these introductory meetings for a fee. Her hope is to give him wedding material. It is an interesting story. If it were not for the intermediary, I’d be more skeptical too.

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Why doesn’t anyone use IRC anymore?

Question by Lisa: Why doesn’t anyone use IRC anymore?
I remember when there were tens of thousands of users at once. Now the IRC servers that are left are nearly empty. It’s like a ghost town in there.

And USENET is fading away, too. Why don’t people discuss things on newsgroups anymore? That part of the internet used to be much bigger than the World Wide Web. Now it’s a pathetic remnant.

Does anyone else still enjoy these old things?

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Answer by marc180
the reason irc’s aren’t used anymore was because it was too easy to be hacked by or hacked too using this service, now the internet is more about boards and things like this site.

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Does anyone else remember Dasara V. Nagamani?

Question by gcnp58: Does anyone else remember Dasara V. Nagamani?
About 10 year ago, and for years before that, someone calling himself Dasara V. Nagamani would post classified ads in the back of Physics Today. They would be things like:

“Produce vedic thinking model; it has to contain the physics producing as well as the physics understood. The jotting gathering is grammaticality; moo-transfer structures are produced.”

(There are no typos in that excerpt.) Generally the text would end with a phrase like “We like you.”

It seems like the sort “urban legend” thing that someone would have figured out and there would be something on the internet about who Dasara Nagamani was and why he was submitting these ads. But there is nothing on the web or on usenet (and I’ve looked quite a bit off and on). Does anyone know who he is/was and the backstory?

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Answer by iconic
Hm, I’m not a subscriber to that publication and hadn’t heard of this peculiar circumstance, but rearrange the letters in the name “Dasara V. Nagamani” and you get “A VAIN ANAGRAMS AD” (i’m sure other combinations are possible as well)… perhaps the cryptic ad is in itself an angram or cryptogram.

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Does anyone remember and miss the old internet days?

Question by toukonstuart: Does anyone remember and miss the old internet days?
Does anyone else kind of miss the “early” days of mainstream internet? When mp3s were almost unheard of and we played midis of our favourite songs. When web page designs were so basic and to even have a graphic on them was exciting? When spyware and ads didn’t slaughter our browsers? When guestbooks were still hip and we didn’t have comment systems? When message boards were extremely simple and the only real feature they had was a customizable background colour? When Usenet was still actually popular (compared to now at least, but even then message boards were starting to take many of its users)? The brief period when everyone used the pay-to-surf advertising program, AllAdvantage (hey, I got a check from them once)? And so on…

Okay, its pointless nostalgia, but some of us remember those cool days when to me at least, the internet was a great big adventure and finding new friends wasn’t so darn easy (MySpace, etc.).

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Answer by a_blue_grey_mist
my favorite part was how the pages loaded gradually, like a curtain falling . ..i liked waiting 30 seconds for each page.

jk

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Has anyone responded to news paper adds with a company advertising “Travel USA w/fun group” & the result is?

Question by Glenda: Has anyone responded to news paper adds with a company advertising “Travel USA w/fun group” & the result is?
I’m concerned because of an add in the news paper and my teenager child interested in contacting this company for employment. I smell a rat, and I believe this company is not legitimate? Has anyone had this experience directly and what transpired of it. I’ve looked all over the internet and I can’t find the name of the company with the listed 800 number, they seem to be a ghost, which is a huge RED FLAG. Help please.

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Answer by bellac
Big time Red Flag! These companies like to hire children to go from door to door to sell magazines and lie about a trip to a foreign island to convince the homeowner to purchase from them. This is so old time and misgiving, so please tell your child it’s rubbish. Not only that, but they are not supervised and anything can happen. The kids barely get paid for anything. A Mother’s intuition is always right on.

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Does Anyone Know Where To Find Free Usenet Access.. Any Good Free Usenet Websites etc?

Question by Nick1981-1: Does Anyone Know Where To Find Free Usenet Access.. Any Good Free Usenet Websites etc?
Hi I am in search of any free usenet access on the web if anyone can help. The ones where no credit/debit card info is required. Also If anyone has any username or passwords which will allow me access would be fantastic. I thank you in advance. :0)

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Answer by Toby
http://groups.google.com/ is Google’s portal into Usenet.

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