For some reason, a bunch of users of Skype had their Skype start crashing recently. ¬†It literally was out of the blue; one day it was working, and the next day, Skype started crashing as soon as you typed any message to anyone. ¬†We checked the Skype forums, and this issue was pervasive.
While there is no known fix for this version, the fix we all used was to upgrade to the beta version 5.7:
Run that upgrade, and hopefully like the rest of us, your Skype will start working again.
You know, I have used Skype for at least six years, and I have to say, I’ve never seen so many issues since Microsoft purchased it. ¬†Thanks Microsoft
We get emails and phone calls all the time from people wanting to sell web marketing services TO NeoNexus.¬† I also know¬†that our customers receive them frequently as well.¬† While the message sounds good on the surface, if you dig into into, its all smoke and mirrors.¬†¬† Let’s break this one down.¬† Here is the email I received this morning:
I thought you might like to know some of the reasons why you are not getting enough Social Media and Organic search engine traffic for neonexuscorp.com
1. Social profile is not available in top Social Media websites.
2. Your site has 97 Google back links, this can be improved further.
There are many additional improvements that could be made to your website, and if you would like to learn about them,
and are curious to know what our working together would involve, then I would be¬†glad to provide you with a detailed analysis in the form of a
WEBSITE AUDIT REPORT for FREE.
Our clients consistently tell us that their customers find them because they are at the top of the Google search rankings. Being at the top left of Google (#1- #3 organic positions) is the best thing you can do for your company’s website traffic and online reputation.
Sounds interesting? Feel free to email us or alternatively you can provide me with your phone number and the best time
to call you.
PS1: This is onetime email and you may ask us to ‚ÄúREMOVE‚ÄĚ you from our
PS2: I found your site from online advertising but did not click.
PS3: We operate 24 x7. I will be happy to send you links to price list,money back guarantee, client
rankings, client testimonials, ‚ÄúHow we are different from others?‚ÄĚ, and ‚ÄúWhy should you choose us?‚ÄĚ on receiving a response from
This is a case study in how NOT to email market.
Search engine optimization works IF you follow our procedure:
The bottom line is that SEO won’t work unless¬†a client specific analysis is done.¬†¬†Each client and each key phrase for each client have a unique web visibility profile.¬† If that analysis is not done, then you don’t know if you can succeed or what it will take to succeed.¬† Before spending your hard earned marketing dollars on any kind of web marketing, try to sort through the smoke and mirrors.
I have never heard so many whiners complain about a price hike as I have seen with Netflix.¬† It shows just how many American adults still act like spoiled children.¬† Here are some of the comments I have seen on blogs:
The only thing Netflix did wrong was to back down from their original announcement.¬† And let’s face it, the only reason they reversed that decision at ALL was for INVESTORS, not the customers.¬† Here is why:
Just like our national economic situation, much of this outcry comes from people with no understanding of economics.¬† I read recently that Netflix lost 800,000 customers.¬† And you “assume” that’s a bad thing right?¬† Wrong.¬† Here is the math:
As you can see, while their subscribers went down, their revenue went up.¬† (This assumes that everyone who stayed kept both plans, which is not the case, so the actual revenue is lower.¬† Nevertheless, their total revenue was still WAY up for the quarter, per their 10K report).
More importantly, not only did their revenue go up, but those 800,000 that left…those are the cheapskates.¬† American consumers make the FALSE assumption that all money is created equal.¬† Business owners know that is crap.¬† There are basically four types of customers:
If you are a pain the ass customer, that is fine IF you are paying for the privilege.¬† If you want the lowest price, but are an easy customer that understands that the cheapest cost reduces your service level, that is acceptable as well.¬† But if you are cheap AND a pain in the ass, it ain’t worth it.¬† Your money is NOT as good as the others, because the retail price you pay doesn’t cover the additional labor and interest on your late payments to do business with you.¬† One of the evolutionary steps in a good business is to know when to walk away from customers.
Netflix got rid of 800,000 C/D customers … good for them.¬† Their business will be more profitable because of it, and their employees will have better morale.¬† They will spend some of that money on new content for the rest of us.
I canceled cable tv in 2003 when my son was born.¬† Now, even at a hotel, I cannot watch a show with commercials; drives us nuts.¬† Once you get used to NOT having commercials, you will never go back.¬† For several years, this meant we only rented movies, but now, thanks to Netflix, we can stream content anytime, anywhere, from just about any device.¬† Yesterday, I sat on the front porch giving out Halloween Candy, and when the trick or treater crowd was slow, I watched Law and Order, Criminal Intent, on my Motorola Xoom, streamed from Netflix.¬† I also played Pandora Halloween music from my smart phone.¬† Streaming content is unbelievably cool, and Netflix gets kudo’s for being the first to make it happen.
So, to all you whiners complaining about Netflix, good riddance.¬† The rest of us 23 million strong and growing subscribers can do fine without you.
And to the stockholders of Netflix, have you lost your minds?
We are working with a great new client based in Wilmington, NC and their company is called Great Priced Furniture. ¬†We are in the process of helping with them with some maintenance and programming changes on their website that will increase their conversion, traffic to their website, and more importantly, overall performance of the website. ¬†They are also going to be debuting a new redesign in the next month that we are all excited about.
Great Priced Furniture has many amazing furniture products for anyone’s type of style. ¬†One of my favorite brands at their company is the very stylish Lexington Furniture. ¬†I have also been a fan of this style in my home and I can’t wait until the new fashion forward pieces come out each season. ¬†The Lexington Furniture collection has many amazing brands as well that they debut such as Trump collection or the southern favorite Tommy Bahama. ¬†Visit this Lexington Furniture page to search through all these amazing collections.
So check out our client’s site and get shopping at North Carolina’s Largest On-Line Furniture Dealer!!