It used to be easy to find shoe stores in America and in other places around the world. Malls were full of stores that cater to the women who needed to fill their closets with shoes. It was common for these stores to be filled with women trying on a lot of different shoes, but times have changed. The struggling economy is one of the reasons that many traditions shoe stores have disappeared. The store had to be staffed to give the service that women expected and this makes it hard for them to be profitable. People are also cutting back on their spending and this has made the business even more difficult.
The fact that traditional stores are struggling selling shoes does not mean that there is not a market out there. Instead of buying shoes in a mall, women are shopping on the internet. Online retailers that sell shoes have many advantages over the traditional stores. They are able to be open around the clock. This means people can shop when it is convenient for them.
Internet retailers also usually have a larger selection of shoes to choose from. They are not limited in the inventory they can offer by the size of the store. This allows them to attract more customers who want a particular shoe. Not having a real building also allows the online retailer to have lower overhead. They do not have to pay utilities and the other things that traditional stores do. They also do not need as many employees to staff the website. All of these savings are passed onto the consumer and are attributing to the success of the online shoe stores.
Taryn Rose Shoes is a true success story. She came to the United States at the age of eight. She was a Vietnamese refugee. At first, her aspirations were to become a doctor; following in her father’s footsteps. She even went to medical school and received a degree and practicing orthopedic training. She found that her heart truly wasn’t in medicine and searched for the strength to follow her passion.
A lot of hard work, including a trip to Milan to study shoe making, dedication and attention to detail went into making her true passion come to life. Her success came from an article published in a magazine regarding her personal story. It all started with a $200,000 small business loan in 1998. Her love of shoes has grown to be an international success. Taryn’s shoes are proudly showcased at Nieman Marcus stores.
Google and Internet Marketing
On Thursday, Google announced its latest service which is the Consumer Surveys. This feature would help the companies and the businesses take a sneak peak about the opinions of real customers about their service and products. This feature would provide companies with data that came directly from clients and prospects. The data that Google’s Consumer Surveys will provide will be gathered through a series of polls.
This feature would aid companies in terms of their audience targeting and creation of content. This would affect companies big time as audience targeting is considered one of the most vital parts of content marketing. This guarantees that articles or blog posts are targeted towards the right people, the prospects. This whole feature would help companies plan their marketing strategy in order to make out the best out of their marketing campaigns.
It seems to be a busy week for Google, as it has announced a detailed study that show that companies can maintain strong traffic for their websites during their SEO strategies and campaigns if they redirect some PPC money to organic and traditional search. And it has been reported that websites and businesses that used SEO succeeded to replace 50% of their website’s traffic from PPC when their site got ranked number one in regards of a search item. And the traffic numbers decreased with the decrease of the search ranking, which proves that there is a directly proportional relation between search rankings and traffic. This shows the important of SEO as a main and a vital source of traffic to any website or company.
A successful SEO plan works by a concept called content marketing. This kind of strategy uses effective keywords that users often search for in order to improve its chances to appearing on searches. The better the SEO the better search rank the site would get. This will lead as mentioned above, to more traffic. In other words, it increases the visibility of that website on search engines.
Back to the main topic, Google, as there are rumors revolving around a new commenting platform that Google is planning to launch. It will allow companies to add this platform to their articles pages. It’s kind of like the Facebook commenting platform feature. And it will work the same way, as people logged in their Google account would be able to eave comments and use the new platform. And it is expected that these posts would have something to do with g+, which will work in a way to push Google’s social network to the front lines. Such commenting platform would affect the SEO of companies and business greatly. For one, comments do count in SEO, and secondly, Google+ is considered a ranking signal. As a result of these reasons, it is expected that a lot of businesses and companies that are running SEO campaigns are going to use this soon to be available platform for internet marketing.
Some of the major vacuum companies are rethinking their hepa vacuum lines. While many of the major players in the vacuum trade are currently offering vacuums that have Hepa filters, the vacuum truly is not considered Hepa, but rather Hepa compliant. Most HEPA rated vacuums are strictly for industrial use, but Dyson and Vacmaster have started to work on new units that could make it into homes in the next two years. These improvements in the use of Hepa technology could cut down on the number of allergen related incidents that occur each year.
Movies that appear on Lifetime
Lifetime is a premiere network that offers several drama-based movies and shows that re based on real life experiences. The Lifetime network will offer more shows based on real life events and stories than any other tv network. Their shows are exceptionally created and viewers return daily to watch their programming events. In 2012, Lifetime offers several movies that are sure to impress all viewers.
TV Online from the Lifetime Network
Lies My Mother Told Me is a movie based on real events and the life of Elisa McNabney and the movie character of Lauren Sims. A con woman and loving mother she decides to change her ways and be the mother her daughter Haylei Sims desperately needs. Beginning in theCarolinas, Lauren is busted for fraud and serves time in prison. After she is released, she goes back to her con lifestyle and fearing going back to prison tracks across theUnited Stateswith her daughter and stealing the identities of those she meets to survive. She then falls in love with a wealthy rancher and tries to settle down, but soon she cons him and to avoid being caught murders him and flees toFlorida.
A new and long awaited movie appearing on Lifetime is the Drew Peterson Story, Untouchable. Drew is played by Rob Lowe and this charismaticChicagocop is undeniably a womanizer. In his third marriage, he suddenly finds he has affections for a new younger woman Stacy. As he courts Stacy, his third wife becomes suspicious and his marriage becomes severely strained. Before their divorce can be finalized his third wife Kathleen is found mysteriously dead in an empty bathtub. He soon marries Stacy and while pregnant with their first child, she mysteriously disappears. The authorities become suspicious of Drew and begin to go back into the case of his thirds wife supposed accidental death while searching for his missing fourth wife. Is Drew a victim of terrible misfortune and circumstance or will the police find him guilty of terrible crimes before he can marry his fifth wife?
Suspense and Drama
For suspense, Lifetime has a wonderful line up of movies and tv online, one is A Friend of the Family. Starring Eric Johnson, Kim Coates and Laura Harris this movie is based on the real life story of Allison Shaw. Allison becomes suspicious of her neighbor as being involved in the serial killings that is targeting the women in her new hometown. No one seems to feel that her suspicions have merit and as she alienates those around her and her friends, she turns to her husband for support. Her neighbor David is also her husband’s business partner and when she reveals her fears that David may be the killer to her husband, she is surprised to find he does not believe her as well. Soon she fears for her own life as she becomes convinced that David is going to kill her too to keep her quiet.
Walking the Halls is a movie about a mom, Holly who becomes suspicious of her daughter Casey who is behaving oddly and hires a private investigator. Holly and her daughter who is 17 have recently moved toLos Angelesand it seems that Casey makes friends quickly with some of the popular cheerleaders in her school. Holly is happy that the move has not been to stressful for her daughter and that she is fitting in with her new friends. Soon though Holly discovers that Casey’s attitude and behavior are quite alarming and nothing like the Casey, she knows. Concerned she seeks the help of the P.I. Sue Ann to help her find why Casey seems so disturbed. What does Sue uncover about Casey and her friends and the wealthy older men some of the girls are dating?
Lifetime movies will creatively and progressively feature movies that deal with real life issues and after their success with the 2010 movie The Pregnancy Pact has Lifetime featuring a another movie The Pregnancy Project that will take another look at teen pregnancy and the nations viewpoint on the subject. Based on Gaby Rodriguez and her true life story as she pretended to be pregnant to explore the reactions and stereotypes that are targeted towards teen moms. Starring Alex Vega and Judy Reyes The Pregnancy Project will help complete the wealthy movie programming available on the Lifetime Network.
BroadPeak Announced Lead European VoD Rankings
As a leading CDN or Content Delivery Networks and VoD or Video-on-Demand service provider for IPTV, Hybrid TV and cable operators, BroadPeak reported that they have ranked top on the latest VoD rankings by the Multimedia research Group Inc, IPTV Market Readers Report. This report covered the Autumn and Winter times of 2011 and it provides BroadPeak its second top rank achievement over other IPTV VoD server software providers in Europe.
Jacques le Mancq, President and CEO of BroadPeak stated that, they will use the company’s success to develop a global profile in providing highly marketable VoD technologies to the rising numbers of service vendors worldwide. This is in answer to the on going consumer demand for Internet video viewing of the highest qualities. He further said that, the company is very pleased for the recognition bestowed on them by MRG as the top VoD server software provider in Europe and this ranking will influence bigger market share.
The President of MRG Inc, Gary Schultz, said that, the rise in the demand for high quality video in mobile and IPTV markets in Europe, BroadPeak is in the ideal position to expand their services in these markets with their VoD server software.
MRG Inc reported that the top ranking they have given for BroadPeak as the leading VoD vendor in Europe was based on the number of IPTV subscribers that actively use and support the company’s services and products.
The statistics was authenticated through the use of triangulation data gathering done by IPTV operators and other vendors with the use of top-down as well as the bottom-up method. This ranking is done twice a year to track and evaluate the performance of the top 120 IPTV providers in the 6 major sectors of the IPTV market, which are; IPTV access systems, VoD server software, VHE (video head end) systems, STBs (set-top-boxes), middleware and CP/DRM (content protection/digital rights management). For the report for the last half of 2011, there were more than 930 IPTV service vendors that were put under monitoring to reach the final results.
Finding Erica Rhodes
Blonde beauty and America’s sweet and sour heart, Erica Rhodes has long been a fixture in the horror film community, but she continues to remain true to her acting roots and will appear on the Prairie Home Companion in Hawaii this month and in January. This Los Angeles Star is making some great strides in her career with her recent departure from her three year stint on the Upstairs Girls. Erica is now continuing to pursue her film acting and possible television roles on the Sci-Fi Channel and other like networks.
Right now, the Los Angeles actress, Erica Rhodes will make another appearance in the long running program the Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Erica first appeared on the program when she was very young and played the part of GK’s conscience. Since then she has played several different roles on the program. Expect to see more of Erica Rhodes in the upcoming year. If you would like to find out more about Erica Rhodes, then visit her site here.
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News Now September 1st 2001
Experts on the US Economy and budget have announced that the surplus of funds that the government has accumulated will soon be gone. American taxpayers have been been able to sustain a very high level of income for the US government, but the funds are now 45% less than in May 2001. The surplus is being further drained by Bush’s federal tax refunds to Americans.
Experts are now saying that some of the surplus should be applied to Social Security, however there are no plans for the funds to be used in this manner. Social Security is expected to be completed depleted within the next 12 years. Unfortunately, the Bush administration has not found reasonable evidence to support the conclusion that Social Security is in a crisis at this time.
While Congress is looking for areas in which they can cut the budget, financial experts are not hopeful that Congress will find enough to keep the government operational for the next 11 years.