POLICE are appealing for information from the public after a theft in Ledbury. The incident occurred at the Tesco supermarket on Orchard Lane on Wednesday 7 December. At just after 4.40pm, three individuals – two men and a woman – entered the store and approached the computer games rack. It appears that, while the woman distracted staff and other customers, the two men filled a bag up with games from the rack and then calmly left the shop with the woman. Having left the store the three individuals walked off up to Homend and then got into a vehicle of some sort and drove away. A police spokesman said: “It appears the thieves stole at least 70 computer games from the rack. These games themselves are specific to several different consoles including the Microsoft Xbox and the Nintendo DS. It is thought that the value of the stolen items could be more than ÂŁ1250. “Police have been given detailed descriptions of the three individuals that entered the shop and made their way to the computer games rack. “The first man is described as being white, as over 6ft tall, in his mid 40s, with a slim build, short dark hair and... Read More.
We will be getting a new Windows 7 laptop this Christmas, after many years’ familiarity with XP. Computers don’t seem to come with physical media any more, just a recovery partition on the hard disk, and they all seem to come with free trials of various things I don’t want. I think I’ll need to create proper backup disks from the recovery partition, remove as much freeware/trialware as I can, install the software I really want, and so on. What I really need (and I suspect many others would like) is a “Jack’s procedure for what to do after you open the box”. Richard Cowling That’s a lovely idea, but it would need about five blog posts. However, setting up a Windows 7 PC is much the same as setting up an XP machine. You still have to enter the date and time, create user accounts, run Windows Update, and so on. It’s not fun, so if you’re giving a laptop to non-geeky user, try to do all this beforehand, so they can just unwrap it and start using it. There’s an argument for making a backup straight away, but I don’t do this myself, and I suspect no one else does, either. I prefer to go through the initial... Read More.
If youÂ´ve never done it before, the phrase article marketing probably means absolutely nothing to you. However, this easy-to-learn marketing strategy can help you gain traffic to your website, build an online presence as an expert, and make money in your sleep. Sound too good to be true? Keep reading to learn the article marketing tips you need to succeed. What is Article Marketing? Article marketing is the process of using written articles to market a product, service, or brand, whether your own or someone elseÂ´s. HereÂ´s how it works. Example 1: Say youÂ´re a yoga teacher. You teach live workshops in a studio, run a yoga blog, and produce short yoga videos. Your goals are to drive traffic to your blog and to sell more videos. Article marketing can help you achieve both of these goals. You write ten short, informational articles about yoga. You then submit these ten articles to several online article directories. People who are searching for information about yoga come across your articles, read the information, and â€“ if youÂ´re lucky â€“ click through to your website and buy your videos. Example 2: If youÂ´re marketing someone elseÂ´s products instead of your own, the process... Read More.
The mere mention of making money online conjures grand visions of creating the next Facebook, Amazon or Youtube. While there are definitely great rewards for creating the next killer app, you will need significant skills, finances, a good measure of luck, and a significant amount of time to succeed. For most people, it would be a lot more practical to consider using the following methods instead to make money online. 1. Online garage sale This is an often-neglected way to raise some cash fast. First, go through your belongings: take everything you do not need and drag it out into the living room. Next, open up Notepad on your computer and make an inventory of those items. They could be old gaming consoles, unwanted clothes, broken electronic products, trinkets you grew bored of, books, toys, curtains etc. Next, create simple free text ads on Craigslist or any free classifieds site for your inventory. Once you have done so, you should receive requests in just hours. If you need help in pricing these items, try finding out how much other people want for similar items via a simple search on the classifieds sites. Also, you should state in your ads that buyers have to collect the item themselves... Read More.
Five Simple SEO Tips for Webmasters Search engine optimization doesnÂ´t have to be difficult. In fact, with just a few simple changes, you can go from buried on page 37 to one of the top results for your desired keyword. If youÂ´re a blogger or own a static website, you can use the following tips to increase your visibility on Google and other search engines: 1. Write great content. Believe it or not, before you even consider keyword placement, links, or anything else relating to SEO, the top way to increase you visibility is to write amazing content. One of the most important pieces to GoogleÂ´s algorithm is who links to your content, and if you write something amazing, bloggers from around the world will naturally link to you. That kind of promotion is priceless. 2. Make sure your main keyword is in your title. While including a keyword within your content is important, it can mean a huge boost in your ranking simply by adding it to your title. Skip the witty titles and instead go for a headline with your keyword of choice. 3. Stick to simple blog design without flash. While flash-based websites might look cool, it makes it nearly impossible for your content to be accessed by search... Read More.