Youtube Movies this Summer

One of the most anticipated YouTube movies this summer is The Silent City.  This dark tale follows the journey of one man through a post apocalyptic setting.  The film work is very similar to the AMC program Walking Dead.  The film is funded by backers from the website Kickstarter.com.  The trailer for the webseries was recently released to high acclaim.  Felicia Day of the Guild and other webseries programs is also said to be a backer of the project.

Cloud Hosting Services Gain New Attention

Project Management Software 2012Cloud services are becoming the norm, and while many know about the basics about products such as cloud storage; the cloud certainly does not just stop there.  Cloud storage is a highly marketable product because it reaches the general public.  However, businesses have the most to gain from cloud services such as managed hosting and co location.  These two cloud computing services are the way that companies are now saving money on their IT budgets.  By basically outsourcing hosting services to a company that offers website administration, a small or medium sized business could save tens of thousands a year.

As the cloud becomes a bigger part of our lives, we will see more offerings coming from the big cloud hosting companies.

China Opening up Insurance Products

USA NewsFinally, China has approved and gave access to foreigners to its inner financial products and services, such as securities, asset management and different types of insurance. This comes as big news since its entrance to the WTO 11 years ago in the year 2001. Despite that but the American based firms and other foreign companies are very frustrated because they haven’t been able to expand their business in the Chinese market in the fast way they wanted. This came as a direct result of the notorious negotiations between China and the WTO regarding its entry to the WTO, such notorious negotiations didn’t stress or specify the opening of the Chinese market for financial services from the United States based companies or firms of other nationalities. Although, going by any standards, China has been following all of her commitments towards the WTO in regards of insurance related services and banking, but despite all of that, firms from outside the country only represent a minimal presence in the financial market of China.

The second reason is the fact that the arguments that were stated by sources at the federal govt. of the United States of America concerning the amazing benefits that would be gained by China as a result of its opening of its own financial market to foreigners are not the same and not as compelling as they was before the economic depression of 2008. This is why the Chinese negotiators aren’t keen on the opening of the market as they were before 2008.

This doesn’t mean that after the entrance of China in the WTO didn’t have some positive effects on foreign firms and bank. Before the WTO entrance, the central bank of China used to specify the number of states and cities in China in which banks from outside of the country can legally operate. China also restricted these banks to only work and provide services in the local Chinese currency only. Banks from outside China started their operations in China back in 1981, but of course, such permissions didn’t come without a hefty sum of restraints and constraints, as they also were restricted to provide local currency in their services.

After the entrance of China into the World Trade Organization, most if not all of these constraints were canceled; these cancellations included all of the geographic constraints that were applied to the banks that limited them to operate within certain cities and borders. This was back in 2005. Resulting from following the rules and regulations of the WTO, China’s number of foreign banks increased noticeably.

 

Women’s Shoe Sales Up Despite Bad Economy

Taryn Rose ShoesTaryn Rose Boots and Shoes Still Seeing Good Figures

Taryn Rose Shoes have seen an increase in online purchases through the Amazon partner Endless shoes.  Despite the current economic slump, women’s shoes are still a thriving business.  The shoes from Taryn Rose are known for their combination of style and orthopedic comfort as they were designed by an orthopedic surgeon.  The shoes can run anywhere from the low hundreds to upwards of four hundred.  The boots that are still extremely popular, have also seen an upswing in purchases.

Internet Marketing Community Gets New Info

Internet MarketingInternet Marketing Community Gets New Info

One of the important and huge news to hit the internet marketing community involved Twitter and Google somehow. As last Monday, Google has announced through its Twitter account that it has released the newest update for its Panda search algorithm. As Google announced the release of the Panda 3.4, although this update wasn’t the update in the algorithm that everyone was waiting for. Especially that it is coming after the recently released mini updates that extended throughout the year. As this update was the same as the updates we been having during the year, it was just a mini refreshing update with no major algorithm shifts. This showed that we are going to have to wait a bit longer for some major and drastic updates to the Panda search algorithm, even more than predicted. The only upside of this, that it will help the internet markers by giving them enough time to prepare their “Search Engine Optimization” plans.

During that time, to aid the internet marketers further more with their SEO plans, Matt Cutts representing Google starred in a Webmaster Help video to give some tips and hints for the marketers concerning their content marketing and SEO. He stated the following:

  • The speed of a website is vital to its ranking success. As long as the website doesn’t time out and it is not slower than the regular speed, it will not be low in its ranking. But he added that the websites should set their target speed at 8 to 9 seconds max for their site to load.
  • Companies and websites that use SEO to promote their website as a strategy for marketing it will have content and information on their website. This will lead to slowing the speed of the website. But he assured the companies that indexing these pages will help their search rating concerning boosting the cached pages.
  • Different websites have different criteria to judge its speed. For example, forums have so much content, more than any other site. This will make it load slower than any other non-forum site.

Speaking of forums, Google has announced is newest search feature. This feature would provide the best rated and top answers from forums to SERPs. So when a user does a search about a question that is found on a relevant forum, the search engine will provide the top answer from that forum directly to the user. This is done to make sure that Google search engine can be as user friendly as it can be.

Also a new feature of this update is concerned with the user’s ability to see the websites and preview them before actually entering them. Despite the great advantage it holds for the user, but it will decrease a lot of traffic for websites that the users will not enter after seeing the preview.