Avoiding Those Unproductive Hits When Using A Search Engine

By Alan Gerstle

Do you get frustrated when you use a popular search engine when you are seeking a service? A few examples might be flower arrangers, virtual greeting cards, not-for-profit social service organizations, professional membership organizations, specialized repair services, tutoring, dog walkers, take-out pizza and so on? You get the drift. Well, you may notice that when you type in your keywords, you receive thousands and thousands of “hits” with headlines like “The best XXX value on the Internet” or “Incredible web price this week Only.” It’s the same old “come-ons” that businesse–both legitimate and not-so-legitimate have been using for ages. You can try to outsmart the vendors by trying out different keywords like “Recommended Services” or “Top-rated” but I’m afraid the SEO people have figured out that strategy as well. The result is often frustration, and you just might end up contacting an unknown company or asking a friend for a recommendation, who will recommend that you try the internet! So, what is an effective way to find a high-quality service where you might get a “top-of-the-line” and reliable vendor or seller?

I have tried a number of tactics, and they didn’t work. The people that work at Search Engine Optimization (SEO) spend a lot of time thinking how to outwit the net and outwitting you. Not fair? Of course. But the Internet is rife with people trying to take advantage of you. So, how do you get more reliable information. I’m not saying absolutely reliable information, but better than you currently get. And at the same time it will won’t take as long staring at the monitor.


How I thought of a way to outsmart those guys was more or less serendipitous or let’s just say I had a brainstorm. But I found something that works quite well!

Here’s what I do (and I’ve mentioned this to a few friends who are now following my advice). Say you are looking for a place that does “while you wait” auto tune-ups or offers tires delivered to your door. Well, what or whom can you trust. This is where TV and newspapers, or their corresponding websites can come in handy. Think about it. Most conventional news outlets have a consumer editor. On TV, it might be a talking head. In a newspaper–let’s take “Your City Daily Gazette”–they most likely have a consumer columnist. Well, type in the media source first! Then type in the type of service you want–Try, for example, “ Recommended home health care services.” What you are likely to find is a review or article that is on the media website, NOT a direct link to the company itself, which can be filled with all sorts of keywords to try and get more SEO. What you end up reading is a more objective view of just what is a reliable service and what isn’t since the consumer editor is paid to advocate for you. And it adds a personal touch–meaning that it is actually authored by someone with a reputation and a full-time paying job. Not something anyone would want to jeopardize.

At the same time, you may find (in the same article) places, services, and websites to avoid. Of course, you are still reading someone’s opinion, but at least you can feel more secure that the source is credible.

Try it, and if you find this idea helpful, pass it on.

About the Author: Alan Gerstle is a writer and photographer. He has published textbooks, fiction, poetry, and essays. His award winning blog is



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Htc Thunderbolt Features And Benefits

By Harry Fassett

With new technology emerging at a lightning fast pace, Verizon Wireless jumped on board with 4G service with the HTC Thunderbolt. Running on the company’s new 4G LTE service, the Thunderbolt offers blazing speeds and incredible power all packed in a sleek and attractive mobile device.

If you are in the market for a few phone, the Thunderbolt may or may not be the best choice for you. Though it offers numerous benefits, there are also a few drawbacks. Taking the time to learn about both the pros and the cons will allow you to make a more informed decision when picking out your next smartphone.

HTC has long been known for manufacturing electronic devices that are on the cutting edge of technology, and the Thunderbolt is no exception. In addition to running on the brand new 4G service, it also features cutting edge hardware. Thanks to the device’s 768 MB of RAM and a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, opening, running, and switching between numerous apps is a breeze and will not cause the phone to crash or lag as many other devices may.

It makes multitasking simple, and it even allows you to make phone calls and browse the web at the same time. The HTC Thunderbolt runs on the Android 2.2 operating system with HTC Sense 2.0. Like other Android-based devices, it offers full integration with Google that makes accessing Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, and more fast and easy.


Android users also have access to the Android Marketplace that has more than 150,000 apps. These apps can be used for nearly anything ranging from productivity and business software to games and entertainment apps. With such a vast selection, it is easy to find the right app for whatever your individual needs may be. This phone has an internal storage capacity of 8 GB, and the ability to add a micro SD memory card with a capacity of up to 32 GB. With this much storage space it is nearly impossible to run out of room for apps, photos, and videos.

If you are looking for a smartphone that is excellent for videos and gaming, the Thunderbolt is a good choice. It features a 4.3 inch touch screen with a 480×800 WVGA display. This allows for high quality HD video playback, and the Thunderbolt supports videos in numerous formats.

The large screen is also very responsive and accurate, so it is ideal for gaming. Photography lovers will also enjoy Verizon’s HTC Thunderbolt because it includes an incredible eight megapixel rear camera with auto focus and LED flash. It takes high quality photos, and it can also be used for recording HD videos that can be streamed wirelessly to a compatible television.

Despite all its positive features, the Thunderbolt also has a few drawbacks. Compared to similar products, it’s battery is smaller and provides a short battery life. During heavy use a full charge may only last up to five hours. Even during normal talking the battery is only good for six to seven hours. If you are primarily interested in the HTC Thunderbolt because of its ability to access Verizon’s 4G LTE service, you may want to check and see if it is available in your area before taking the plunge.

While the Thunderbolt works on the 3G network as well, 4G LTE service is currently only available in a limited number of metropolitan areas. If 4G LTE service is not available in your area, it is unlikely that you will able to truly experience the HTC Thunderbolt’s full capabilities. Compared to other phones, this device is also a bit heavier and bulkier. Weighing in at an ounce heavier than the iPhone 4, some users have complained that it feels more like a business tool than a personal device.

In the world of newly emerging 4G technology, the HTC Thunderbolt is a very powerful and capable device. If you are in an area where 4G LTE service is available and you are looking for one of the fastest smartphones on the market, it is a great choice for you. If, however, you are not in an area that is covered by the 4G LTE network, it will perform much like any other 3G device. Weighing out all the benefits and drawbacks is the only way to be sure whether or not a particular device is right for you.

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How To Choose A Good Windshield Replacement Company?

By Todd Nash

Any auto glass fracture or crack that hinders the driver from driving should be looked into as soon as possible. It is crucial to choose windshield replacement Coppel firm for good service, use of quality equipments, cost-effectiveness, modern technology and warranty.

It is very common to see people die when they are thrown out of the vehicle in case of an accident. If the windshield is not strong enough to bear the weight of the car and its passengers, the situation becomes very dangerous. So, it is essential to make sure that the glass is strong, scatter proof and laminated. For a small crack, replacement is not required. But for a big one, replacement is necessary. It is very important to know what aspects to consider before choosing a service firm.

Quality of the windshield glass used by the service provider

It is essential to check the quality of the glass used by the service provider. It should stick to the standards approved by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Association). The standard set by NHTSA is formulated such as to improve the safety of people in case of an accident. Ensure that the service provider has Original Manufacture Equipment (OEM). Windshield replacement Coppel firms fulfill the rules formulated by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Association).


Methods of installation

It is always better to install windshields that are recommended by the manufacturer. This is to ensure that the windshields fits the frame in the correct position and is safe. If the service providers use a windshield that is different to the one used by the manufacturer, it can lead to undesirable situations

Customer testimonials

If you want to go to windshield replacement Coppel companies to get your windshield fixed, take opinion about the company from other people. You should ask for both positive and negative feedback so that you can decide upon which firm to contact. Testimonials are usually available on the websites or you can ask people directly.

Luxury cars

Choosing local firms for luxury cars is not advisable. If you want to change the windshield of particular luxury car, it is always better to choose the service center of that car brand. Since luxury cars are built in a different way and have different acoustics in the windshields to block noise from outside unlike normal cars, it is always better to leave the cars with the car brand service provider. These luxury cars also have the brand seal that makes sure that the air bags function properly during an accident. To enjoy the same facilities, make sure you get replacement at the company service provider.


Service providers that have certification may provide better facilities than those which don’t. National Gas Certification ensures that the experts are knowledgeable and trained. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) license by NHTSA makes sure that service providers are following the standard procedures. Windshield replacement Coppel firms follow the rules and regulations put forward by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).

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Load Testing Software In 10 Steps

By Alonzo Williams

Step 1 – Identify Your Website Objectives

Write down all the performance objectives that you want your website to be able to perform under high traffic without crashing your website and losing hard to get customers.

The main parameters you should consider for your site is:

a. Response time.

b. Throughtput.

c. Response utilization

d. Maximum User Load.


The next step is one of the most important.

Step 2 – Identify Your website Key Scenarios (or profiles)

These are the anticipated paths the user takes with multiple application activities on your website. The Key scenarios are the specific performance goals you have for your site. This is the business activity of your users over time.

For example: Open ‘about window’ will take less resource than perform ‘buy’ action.

The ‘Buy’ action, as opposed to ‘Open about window’, will involve multiply actions like: SQL, Credit Card validation, IIS.

Step 3 – Identify the workload

Identify the distribution + the ratio of the work. The distribution is the number of users doing a certain application. This is the total sum of those doing these things or more like login, registration, buy and logout.

Step 4 – Identify Your Websites Metrics

Metrics are a derivative of your performance objectives. They are used to measure your application’s real time performance in comparison with your performance objectives. In addition, they also help you to identify problems and bottlenecks within your application.

a. Network-specific metrics

b. System-related metrics

c. Platform-specific metrics

d. Application-specific metrics

e. Service level metrics

Step 5 – Pick Load Test Tool

Before writing your Tests you need to pick the right load testing software tool for your website. In order to select the proper tool for us and our application, you will need to perform a research; Load testing tools requires specific knowledge and each tool has his advantages and disadvantages.

Step 6 – Create Test Cases

These are test cases created base on the key scenarios and the profile mix identified in the previous steps. You should make each test case should include the expected results in such a way that each test case can be marked as a ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ after execution.

Step 7 – Prepare and Understand Your Load Environment

Your setup environment should duplicate the architecture of our production environment as closely as possible. It is very important to simulate the load on environment similar to our production because even the smallest hardware or configuration difference can have a big impact on our results.

Step 8 – Run It Step by Step

Begin your load testing software with small number of users distributed against the user profile, and then increase the load incrementally. Incrementing the number of users slowly will make it easier to find the exact point/threshold where the system crashes or hangs due to load. Run the load test in cycles. Check the metrics for each cycle, and document them, so you can show evidence that the loads was achieved already.

Step 9 – Run

Before running the test you must make sure you are monitoring both the computer running the load test and the computer taking the load. This will help you find bottlenecks on both sides of the test.

Step 10 – Analyze and Evaluate the Results

After each run, and of course after the full run, you will analyze all the results and check against the metrics and make sure your objectives were achieved. Save each run Results and compare with other runs, in this way you may notice improvement or deterioration of the performance and load of your application. Make sure you can share your load and performance test results and evaluations. Try to simplify things so it will be understood by those specific populations.

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Melville Ny’s Best Worker’s Compensation Lawyer Is On Your Side

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November, 2014 byAlma Abell

Any time that you have been hurt in the workplace, you need to fill out an accident report and get medical attention as soon as possible. After all, you don’t know the extent of your injuries. In some situations, it may take months to find out what is going to happen with your health after an accident. Because of this, you are going to want to sit down and talk with Melville NY’s Best Worker’s Compensation lawyer.


Your lawyer will bring you into his office to talk about the things that you have gone through. He is going to want to look at the accident report so that he knows exactly what happened. At this point, he will be able to tell you whether or not you have a case. Unfortunately, many employers try to deny their employees legal rights because they don’t want to have to pay any more money than what is absolutely necessary.

Because your employer may try to be dishonest with you, you need to contact Melville NY’s Best Worker’s Compensation lawyer for honest answers. Your lawyer knows that you are confused. After all, this isn’t something that happens on a regular basis. You need to know that the final outcome is going to be okay. If your employer has tried to threaten your employment, this is something that you need to report to your lawyer as soon as possible. After all, you should never have to feel as if you are not welcome in the workplace.

There is a lot of confusion going on right now and you need as much help as possible. Set up an appointment with your lawyer and he will answer any questions that you may have. He will also talk with you about things that you may have never even considered. After you have all of the details, you can decide how you are going to handle your case. Don’t agree to anything with your employer until you have spoken with your lawyer. You could be making a tremendous mistake that may end up costing you a lot of money and even sometimes your job. To know more Click Here.

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