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Video CPM - RPM, CPC and XYZ

CPM RPM and CPC - - What does it mean for your content advertising pocket... How much money will you make...?

Video Monetization... 

The South African Inland Finder Local Online Network - A Counted Total of 47277 People (Organic Likes and Followers) - 2017...



Company Directives, Parameters including PROS (x) and CONS (y)...
100% Organic Liking, Following and Sharing... (x)
Sharing Real Verified Local Happy Content - All links are checked and stories verified... (x)
No Politically Influenced Content - Zero Politically Motivated Content... (x)
Zero Policy Violations / Content Strikes or TOS breaches in 3 Years... (x)
Zero Influence on Clicks or Click Rates... (x)
Monetized Content is Original and Created... (x)
Websites Online 24/7 - 365... (x)
Geographical Area Data Costs - Expensive... (y)
Sharing is Minimal - Intensive 3/12 months... (y)
Only Facebook, Twitter and Google+ Followers are counted as Instagram is useless (No External Links)...(y)




Summary - Follower Data Captured

Local Follower Totals Facebook

Twitter
2015  April - May 6059
10549 4490

 May - June 6299
11643 5344

 June - July 6712
13255 6543
2016  July - August 10266
22498 11732

 Sep - October 10590
30442 18403

 October - December 12880
42264 29384
2017  August - September 13996
47277 33281

Rounding a Local 2017 Network of 50 000 people, 50 Monetized Videos... across numerous platforms...

All Time Total Averages - September 2017
CPC - $0.09c - R0.90
RPM - $1.50 - R20.00
Impression - RPM $2.00 - R28.00...

* RPM - Revenue per 1000 impressions - CPC - Cost per click.

* Data figures indicated above have been collected over a 3 year period. No money was spent sponsoring posts, clicks, likes or shares. The company Inland Finder was acquired and merged into Geo Solutions (2014) with a new primary directive set on building a local network of local people as no such network existed. 

* Data Figures indicated above do not include content banner advertising statistics or sites. Most content advertising platforms are useless. Adsense being the most trusting and relaible.

Conclusions and Recommendations...
- Build your network with time and gain follower trust.
- Do not expect to make tons of money... Keep your day job.
- Most posts will not go viral - Most viral posts are Spam - Follower trust is out the window.
- Post relative and informative content within you business niche in order to establish a solid startup foundation.

Live Lab Staff

2017 - Joomla 3 - Google Analytics Verification on a Joomla 3 Template

How to Verify Your Joomla 3 Websites using Google Analytics.


Google Analytics allows Webmaster the ability to track page performance in real time. Google analytics does require a Gmail access as well as Webmaster site verification.



Google Analytics will allow you to track page views, devices and geography....

Traffic Data is stored and can be accessed years back should you require however this is dependent on the date you verify your website.

A few Joomla Templates allow webmasters the ability to paste the analytical property ID however the *head* page can be accessed by Template Manager - Select Template - Edit Personal CSS - Index.php should you be required to paste the Google Analytics Tracking ID.

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How To Create a Blog

A Blog is the Best Method to Direct Traffic to Your Website
Your Blog must be Unique

Do Not Blog out of Your Business Scope


How To Create a Blog - Why Create a Blog


Dominate HTML Markups

HTML Markups are the end part of Your Web Address...

Keep your HTML Markups Consistent...  


 

Dominate HTML Markups - Consistency is the Key



Twitter Verified Accounts



Please note that: @TweetSmarter is not verified, not a Twitter partner, we don’t work for Twitter, and we don’t run Twitter ads.

The upshot: Unless you’re famous and being impersonated, or an important politician or government agency, to get verified:
  • It costs $15,000 to be verified for 90 days -or-
  • You need someone who spends (probably more than) $5,000/month to ask on your behalf (many artists get verified this way without knowing how their agent or agency got them verified)
This is based on my experience, and a recent article from the holder of a verified  Twitter account that says specifically this is how verification works:
“…you need to spend a minimum of $15,000 ($5K over three months) in order to “buy” verified status from Twitter. Or you need to know someone who’s “in” with Twitter (read: spending ad dollars with them) who wants you or your business to get verified.”
(But: see below for some “loopholes.”) This has also been confirmed by AdAge, which states “A Twitter Sales Rep Said Getting Verified Costs $15K.” Elsewhere, Twitter is quoted as saying:
“Twitter currently verifies government accounts, accounts at risk of identity confusion or impersonation, and a select number of business accounts for alpha testing.”
“…Please note: Twitter isn’t verifying business accounts yet unless they’re part of the alpha testing program. If you are part of the alpha testing program and your request was denied, please visit your business center page for more information.”
“Verification is something we offer our active advertisers meeting the $5K/month minimum spend associated with our Platform Partnership.”
“…If you were to re-visit Promoted Products further down the road and were able to meet that $5K/month minimum, this verification would be reinstated.”

Twitter Will REMOVE Your Verification If You Don’t Keep Paying Up

This means that for some, if you don’t pay Twitter $5,000/month, you won’t be verified/will lose your verification!
Twitter told an account holder who had been verified, and then UN-verified:
“One way to receive verification is if you are being impersonated (i.e. celebrity, politician, etc). The other is if you are an active advertiser. When you are running Promoted Products, verification is a value-add similar to analytics and Brand Pages. Digital Trends (the name of the account that had been verified and then UNverified) received verification as an active and engaged partner on our ad platform. Since you are no longer advertising, you no longer have that value-add.”
Twitter specifically says that their “…verified accounts program is currently closed to the public” and that they are “not able to accept public requests for verification.” But, “If you’re one of our partners or advertisers, please follow up with your account manager for details.”

The “Loopholes”

It’s really hard to predict who can get verified. Twitter even verifies fictional accounts at times! Official Red Cross digital volunteers have also been verified in the past (in advance of Hurricane Irene).
Some people even get verified without knowing why, others with a legitimate request “try everything” with no success.

The Hidden Truth

Twitter lets their “partners” (mainly companies that spend a lot of money doing advertising with Twitter) request verification for pretty much anyone, and that’s why some people get verified without knowing why: their agent/manager/etc is connected with a Twitter partner and put in the request.
In that case, it’s the old game of “who you know.” Unless you want to spend a lot of money with Twitter yourself.
Of course, there are sometime conflicting stories. Take, for example, how @CharleSheen got verified so fast: His people worked through Twitter partner ad.ly. Or did they? Gullov-Singh (@Arnie) of ad.ly was directly quoted saying:
“…we got [Sheen] verified through Twitter….We know a bunch of people at Twitter, and we reached out to them…”
…but then Sean Garret of Twitter said this is specifically NOT true about Sheen. (I reached out to both for clarification. Hat tip to @Kim for drawing my attention to this.)

Can you buy a verified account?

Yes and no. Apparently even after you spend $15,000 you still have to ask, and Twitter can still turn you down.
And verified accounts that aren’t very popular—some with as little as 1,373 followers, as @nwjerseyliz points out, are likely verified through organizations that advertise with Twitter or work with Twitter partners, or they got in back when the system was public, and they were public or semi-public figures that had problems with impersonation.

What else can you do?

Realize that even in the past, they mostly only verified public accounts that were in danger of impersonation (“accounts who deal with identity confusion regularly”), so they are unlikely to make verification ever available simply by a request accompanied by proof.
If you have an official website, link to your Twitter profile from it—it’s the easiest way to prove your identity to followers. Don’t put fake “Verified” symbols on your background or in your username, such as “verified ✔”—it just looks lame. Real verified accounts will look like this:

Why Wasn’t My Account Verified?

The official word from Twitter is here.

Special features of verified accounts

On July 4, Twitter began allowing Verified Accounts the option to receive DMs from ANY follower. and in January 2012 they began distributing verified account information to third party apps.

How To Get Your Local Business on Google

Google Launches Major Push To Get Local Businesses Online, Improve Data

New site offers tools, content and solicits business owners to update information.

GYBo Google


Google is introducing a program it’s calling Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map. This new portal (Get Your Business Online) is not unlike Facebook’s Blueprint and Learn How sites launched this week. It offers resources to business owners (and potential partners) to help them get online or correct and complete their online presences.


Each user who visits will see a localized version of the site (based on IP detection). In addition to various FAQs, videos and other information, Google invites business owners to search for themselves and then tells them whether their listings are present and complete. If “incomplete” it asks businesses to update their information.


Update business listings Google


For those not online at all, Google is also offering a free domain and hosted website (for one year) through Startlogic.


Consistent with its AdWords reseller strategy Google is also trying to reach out to local chambers of commerce and other organizations locally to assist in the effort of getting business data into Google:


We’re also forming partnerships with local organizations—like chambers and small business development centers—and equipping them with free trainings and customized city materials to run workshops just like the one Marieshia attended in Garland. These local partners know the challenges for local businesses more than anyone—and they recognize the value of getting businesses online.


     on March 25, 2015 at 11:36 am                                          Search Engine Land


How To Make a Great Business Logo

Your company's logo is the foundation of your business branding. It is probably the first interaction that you will have with your customers. An effective logo can establish the right tone and set the proper ethos. After years of crafting logos for different projects, I've come up with a set of questions that I always ask myself before delivering a new logo.


1. What emotions does the logo evoke?



Above all design guidelines, the most important criterion is whether the logo reflects the character of the company. The emotions that the logo evoke should be appropriate to the company values. For example, the Disney logo evokes a sense of happiness and optimism. The curvy, fun typeface is appropriate for a company that has been making cartoons and animated pictures for kids. However, a similar logo style on a sales platform would not be appropriate.



Designers should understand the psychology of colors and the effect that typeface has on the design of a great logo. For example, green promotes relaxation and usually reflects growth, health, and the environment. Red, on the other hand, may evoke danger and passionate emotions. Similarly for typefaces, Garamond, Helvetica, and Comic Sans all elicit very different sentiments. Serif fonts like Garamond promote the idea of respect and tradition, and are hence more suitable for an environment that demands integrity such as a university or a news publisher. Sans Serif fonts like Helvetica are clean and modern, and are well suited for high-tech businesses.


Casual script fonts like Comic Sans are probably best left for fun companies such as toy companies. A good understanding of the psychology of colors, typefaces, and shapes is an important part of making a great logo.


The styling of the Disney logo is appropriate for a company that aims to be fun, but such a style would not be appropriate for a sales platform company.


2. What's the meaning behind the logo?



Behind every great logo is a story. A great logo is not about slapping your business name on a generic shape, which is why choosing from ready-made logos is a poor idea. A logo has to have a meaningful story. A good designer first understands the culture of the company, the tone of the product, and the vision of the business, much before embarking on ideas for the logo. The end result of a quality logo is reflective of the philosophy and values of the company.


The arrow in the logo represents that Amazon sells everything from A to Z and the smile on the customer's face when they buy a product.


3. Will the logo stand the test of time?

How will the logo look in two, 10, 20 years? Designers should avoid getting sucked into flavor-of the-month trends. Trends like ultra-thin fonts and flat shadows are design styles that will probably not stand the test of time. Simple is far better than complex. A simple yet memorable logo can be used in 20 years without looking dated.


A good way to test the logo is to let it sit with you for a while before releasing it. Some logos grow with you—the more you look at it, the more you like it. Some logos start to feel nauseating after a while—the more you look at it, the more you hate it. If after a couple of weeks with the logo you find it boring, the logo is probably not strong or timeless enough.


The simplistic outline and shape of the Apple Inc. logo allows it to endure the test of time. The first prototype of the logo would definitely not be suitable today.


4. Is it unique? Can it be instantly recognizable?



A great logo is distinctive, memorable, and recognizable. Even if you have only seen it once, you should still be able to remember what it looks like after a period of time. A good way to test this is to show your logo to a friend, then cover it up and have your friend describe the logo in a week. A fresh pair of eyes can be very effective in figuring out the most memorable components of a logo.
In addition, if the logo reminds you of others you have seen, it is not distinct enough.


The logos of Path and Pinterest are very similar.


5. How does it look in black and white?



When I begin designing a logo, I always start in black and white. Designing with this limitation first forces you to make sure that the logo is recognizable purely by its shape and outline, and not by its color. A strong logo is one that is still memorable just by its contours.


A one-color logo also provides the benefit of using your brand easily in multiple mediums with different backgrounds and textures.


It is much harder to recognize the National Geographic symbol once we remove its signature yellow colour.


6. Is it clear and distinct in small dimensions?




Another way to make sure logos are simple and recognizable is to scale it down dramatically. Even at tiny resolutions, a strong logo should still be recognizable at a glance. This is also a good test to make sure that the logo is not complicated with unnecessary design flourishes. Here, you see that the Nike, McDonalds, Twitter, and WWF logos are still very distinct at small sizes. The GE and Starbucks logos are far more cluttered, and less recognizable when they are small.




These are not hard-and-fast rules, just guidelines for making an effective logo. It is still possible to make a strong, complicated logo, but understand the trade-offs.


This article was edited and republished with permission from the author. Read the original here.


  Lo Min Ming - cofounder of Pixelapse, a visual version control platform for designers.


Fast Company




WebSite Marketing your Internet Business

Create Your Startup:

Have you long been considering the thought of starting a web site marketing internet business?

Then, you need to gear up for the battle ahead by acquainting yourself with some good tips that will help you do things effectively. The internet is a really promising place where you can generate lots of money if you just know the right tricks needed to do so. This is because when you get a business started online, the entire world is your audience. In other words, you can create a really large client base without having to spend too much money for ads and promotions. Through the help of the world wide web, you can turn a simple small business into a global business with lots of customers. 



Lets get you started on things through the basics of the web site marketing internet business. First, you have to be familiar with all of the platforms that the online world offers you to market and promote your business. Creating a website isnt the only thing that you have to do so that you can be effective at internet marketing. The different platforms of online marketing include business marketing website; business press releases; business marketing blogs; business networking; business marketing research; business advertising; and business email marketing. Ill be discussing tips on effectively using your website and handling business blogs.

Lets start with your website. This needs to serve as a good reflection of your business. Keep things simple by creating clean and simple pages that are composed of concise and high quality content. Creating a good site starts with the URL. The one that you choose has to be good at attracting attention but you mustnt make it sound like its fake. Putting glitters, colorful ingredients and other stuff that will give your pages good looks is a good idea but its not a requirement online. You dont have to focus too much on the looks of your website. Instead, you need to think of ways as to how you can make it spit out cash for you. A beautiful website will be of no value if it doesnt have the ability to produce revenue for its owner. Your site shouldnt be complicated. Make it friendly to your visitors so that they wont end up finding it difficult to navigate through your content and looking for the information that they need.

Let's move on to business blogs. Blogs are really an effective tool online today because they allow business owners to have up close and personal interactions with their clientele. In this way, they can effectively prove to people that they are trustworthy and that they offer high quality products and services that will offer good benefits. Blogs are now considered as a very efficient communication medium because of the quickly increasing number of bloggers every single day. Most of internet marketers today set up blogs to complement the results of their main websites.


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