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8 Best WordPress Themes for Amazon Micro Niche Sites

Have you wanted to build a WordPress site & monetize it using Amazon Affiliate program?Amazon niche sites are a popular profitable business ideas for an internet-marketer. I suggest you to use Harsh’s blueprint of profitable micro-niche site & build a micro-niche site for yourself. One thing which you should change here is, instead of targeting AdSense, use Amazon affiliate program to monetize your site. You can learn everything about Amazon Affiliate program from these two posts:How to make money from Amazon Affiliate ProgramHow to Create & get Affiliate link for Amazon productsBuilding Amazon Niche sites is a popular way of creating passive online income. You can make money by building product review sites, coupon sites, price comparison or simple information-based websites. Once you are done learning the basics, I suggest you to read following posts to Install & setup your WordPress blog:How to buy Webhosting & Domain for your WordPress BlogHow to Install WordPr…

Motorola India Launches ‘Moto Xpress’ Door Step Pick up and Drop Service for Rs. 199

Making a good phone, promoting it and getting good sales are the most important tasks any phonemaker is facing, but sometimes the difference can also be made in after-sales services, as well. The highly lucrative Indian mobile market is a very attractive target for phone companies, and we’re seeing new devices being announced every week.To try and set itself apart from the competition, Lenovo-owned Motorola is now introducing a new service to Indian users called Moto Xpress. This allows Motorola customers in India to get a Motorola representative at their doorstep in case they have some problems with their handset.At the moment the service is only available in Delhi, Gurgaon, and NOIDA in India for a price of Rs. 199 ($3) per intervention. In order to make use of this new service, you just need to call the Moto Xpress Service Booking number 011-41717124 and register the complaint, and then wait for a Motorola employee to be dispatched to your address. If your problem is software or ac…

Shifu for Android is a Smart Assistant which Goes Beyond the Usual To-do List

Google Now is the most used virtual assistant on Android device, but there are also solutions provided by third-parties, as well. Most of them, however, come with feature which qualify them more as to-do list managers than as a virtual assistant. Shifu is a new Android app which tries to bring the most of these two aspects in a single package.Described as a new approach for creating reminders, Shifu lets you set reminders based on time, location, network or on a contact. Furthermore, it can identify hours of high usage, thus alerting you to charge ahead of time. And what’s really cool is that it can anticipate the next thing you need to do, such as predicting your next call and bringing out the right contacts when you need them the most.Shifu learns from your interaction with the device and makes recommendations based on your usage history, location, time of day and individual preference. After installing and using the app for a few hours, I’ve discovered the call prediction feature t…

The 5 Content Strategy Shortcuts That Aren’t Shortcuts At All

According to my research, corroborated by other studies, while virtually every company is now practicing content marketing, a full 70 percent of them are doing so without first constructing a content strategy that addresses not just why, but how, they will create, disseminate, measure and apply business-related goals to their content.Anecdotally, I find that’s changing. I’m getting more and more inquiries from companies that need help building content strategies, and so are my peers in the industry. But with those inquiries come requests for shortcuts and cut corners.Clearly, everyone has to work within budget and time constraints. But it’s also true that strategy doesn’t just happen. It’s based on business goals, resource requirements, and other marketing and branding activities.When organizations ask me to work with them to create a content strategy, some will understandably push back a bit on the scope of the engagement. Here are some of the most frequent asks for shortcuts — and w…

5 Tips For Retailers To Up Their Email Promotions Strategies

Email marketing remains a vital channel in driving e-commerce orders, representing 16% of orders as of June 2015, up a percentage point from a year ago, according to Custora’s E-Commerce Pulse, a publicly-available online dashboard tracking e-commerce statistics and trends (disclosure: Custora is my employer).Customers increasingly expect retailers’ email messages to be personalized, relevant and engaging. Promotions and discounts are clearly a powerful way to connect with new and existing subscribers, driving revenue growth. However, e-commerce marketers need to make sure they are optimizing promotional email to balance subscriber engagement and profit margins.Here is a rundown of five strategies e-commerce marketers can implement to optimize their promotional emails.1. Segment Your CustomersAgain and again, segmentation comes up as a key to personalizing emails. There are many dimensions upon which marketers segment, but an important first question to ask yourself is, “What am I try…

Apple’s Force Touch – Everything You Need to Know

You must have heard of Apple Force Touch after the latest Apple MacBook launch. It certainly must have rung a bell as well if you love the Apple Watch.Still confused about what is Force Touch? Well let’s fix that.Apple was already ahead of competition when it came to touchpad. If you know Apple well enough, you would know that Apple rarely comes up with a brand new technology, instead they make existing implementations better in such a way which makes it the best implementation ever.Enter Apple Force Touch. This feature combines capacitive screen with Haptic feedback system and implements it on the touchpad of the new MacBooks. Haptic feedback is the key differentiator here. It’s the same technology that most, rather all, of the Android users are familiar with. When one types or holds a key on their screen it gives you a vibratory feedback. Apple in classic Apple fashion has taken this one step ahead and made it better, the new Force Touchpad not only vibrates when you press it but al…

7 Key Elements To A Perfect Product Launch

The launch of a new product may seem like it’s occurring at a single point in time, but a product launch has far-reaching effects. A poor product launch could mean fewer sales, upset or confused customers and negative ROI. Conversely, a perfect product launch could mean more sales, more happy customers and a better bottom line.At WeddingWire (my employer), we’re no stranger to product launches. When we launched in 2007, we started with one core product: a vendor directory. We then grew our business to offer both consumer products to help engaged couples plan their weddings and merchant products to help wedding professionals run their businesses.Each new product is a challenge, but we’ve come up with a solid approach that helps us go to market with a strong offering each time. Below are some tips about key elements your business needs to consider during development, pre- and post-launch.1. OpportunityHaving an original product idea is a critical starting point, but you should also thi…

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Announces A Slew Of New Instagram Marketing Tools

As one of the fastest growing social networks, Instagram can’t be ignored. Today Salesforce has added significant tools to help marketers with their Instagram efforts. From publishing to advertising The Marketing Cloud will offer up robust features around Instagram.The new integration will allow marketers to perform the following Instagram tasks within the Marketing Cloud:Advertise – Through Social.com users will be able to buy and manage Instagram ads.Publish – Social Studio will allow marketers to schedule and publish content.Engage  – Management teams can review discussions on Instagram, communicate and prioritize comments.Analyze – Tools to understand community feedback, sentiment, trends and more will now be applied to Instagram within Social Studio.For more information see the official release from Salesforce.

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Gionee Marathon M4 with 5000mAh Battery Launched in India for Rs 15,499

Gionee has come up with a new addition to its Marathon series of smartphones called, the Gionee M4. Just like all the previous phones in the Marathon lineup, the Gionee Marathon M4 boasts of a big fat 5000mAh battery pack that can last for 50 hours of talktime and sail through 440 Hrs of standby time. The Marathon M4 is priced at Rs 15,499 and will be made available across various sales channels including brick and mortar store. Interestingly the Gionee M3 also featured a 5000 mAh battery pack which makes the M4 more of a non-battery focussed upgrade.The Gionee Marathon M4 draws its power from a 64-bit 1.3GHz quad core processor teamed with 2GB of RAM. The device comes with a 5-inch HD AMOLED display and runs on the Android 5.0 wrapped in the companies Amigo 3.0 UI. Camera department chapes up in the form of a 8-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera.Marathon M4 sports 16GB of internal memory along with an external memory card slot that can squeeze in an additiona…

Twitter Rolls Out A ‘News’ Tab Experiment For App Users

Many U.S. Twitter users will see new options within their Twitter app. According to BuzzFeed, a ‘News’ tab is being tested to help Twitter’s push in the news distribution space. The news tab will display on the bottom of the screen for select Android and iOS app users.When selected, a list of top headlines will be displayed in a familiar Twitter format. Clicking on the headline will bring up a card-like format with the full title, description and the top Tweets surrounding the story. Users also browse all headlines to see the number of top Tweets around a given story.According to a month-old report from Pew Internet Twitter is still lagging behind Facebook when it comes to news consumption. Facebook serves news to 41% of U.S. Adults while only 10% of U.S. Adults consume news on Twitter. The biggest detractor to Twitter’s news consumption numbers however are their user numbers themselves. Only 17% of adults use Twitter, compared to a whopping 66% of adults who are on Facebook. While th…

Xiaomi is All Set to Unveil MIUI 7 on August 13th

Xiaomi will be pulling the wraps from its next installment of custom Android overlay, the MIUI 7. The rumor mills were pointing at release of the new MIUI 7 somewhere on 17th of August but it seems that the Chinese company will be officially unveiling the new overlay on August 13. The date was confirmed by a special post on Weibo.Xiaomi had released the MIUI 6 exactly an year ago and it was based on Android KitKat 4.4. The latest MIUI 7 will be based on the Android Lollipop 5.1 and will first seed to high end phones including Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi Note and Mi Note Pro. Some users were expecting it to be based on the upcoming Android M, but that won’t be the case. Typical Xiaomi move!We harbor a feeling that MIUI will stick to the Android quintessential and will not stray away from the basic features. The overlay is expected to add a whole new level of useful features and in all likelihood it will come with a tweaked UI. MIUI 6 is already a colorful UI, but the above invite suggests MIUI wil…

Windows 10 Malware Holds the User’s System for Ransom

Microsoft’s Windows 10 can easily qualify as the hottest thing in the tech right now and as a matter of fact, it is already being targeted by hackers. Cisco security researchers have been warning users against opening the e-mail attachments which reportedly appear as if sent by Microsoft.Malwares are nothing new for Windows users but this one boasts of some unique characteristics and it also holds your data for ransom, literally! The malware encrypts files till a ransom is paid and is spreading its reach, thanks to a well disguised email spam campaign.The e-mail says that its attachment consists of an installer which will let users get their hands on new operating system faster. The frenzied rush for updating to Windows 10 makes the users more gullible for such attacks. After users open the attachment and install it, the actual malware opens and starts automatically encrypting the data after locking out the users.The most interesting bit of this attack is that unlike other malware, th…

Marketing Day: Facebook News Feed Updates, Email Tips & Placed’s New Revenue Tracker

Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:EFF Launches New Do Not Track Standard With Coalition Of Web Companies
New standard works in tandem with privacy software with the aim of preventing sites from tracking users’ internet activity.Placed’s New Revenue Tracker Monitors Mobile Ad Impact On In-Store Sales
A recent survey by xAd indicated that a lack of clear ROI was holding some marketers back from a more aggressive use of mobile advertising and location-based mobile ads in particular.For Potent Email Campaigns, Timing Is Everything
The time of day at which you send out an email can have a huge impact on whether or not your recipients click on it. Columnist Eric Dezendorf helps you figure out how to test and find that sweet spot.Planning Email For When It’s Seen, Not When It’s Sent
Columnist Jose Cebrian envisions a future in which email is truly relevant and acts on the data at the …

EFF Launches New Do Not Track Standard With Coalition Of Web Companies

In reaction to the digital advertising industry’s inability to come to a consensus on how to or whether to adhere to users’ “Do Not Track” browser preferences, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), privacy firm Disconnect and a group of internet companies have announced a new Do Not Track (DNT) setting to offer stronger protections.The new DNT standard doesn’t block ads itself, but works with adblocking and privacy technologies. The aim is to better protect users from sites that try to secretly trace and collect their internet activity for ad targeting purposes, the EFF announced.“The failure of the ad industry and privacy groups to reach a compromise on DNT has led to a viral surge in ad blocking, massive losses for Internet companies dependent on ad revenue, and increasingly malicious methods of tracking users and surfacing advertisements online,” said Disconnect CEO Casey Oppenheim. “Our hope is that this new DNT approach will protect a consumer’s right to privacy and incentivi…