DONEGAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY DOUBLES ITS WORKFORCE AND TURNOVER

first_imgA Donegal technology company, which has doubled its turnover and also its workforce in the past three years, has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assurance accreditation.Gartan Technologies, based in Letterkenny, specialises in staff availability and payroll software solutions.Gartan currently employs 14 people at their offices in the Enterprise Business Centre. While most of Gartan’s customers are in the UK and Ireland, it is currently expanding into North America and other markets.This award signals another achievement for a company that has completely bucked the economic trend.In 2011 turnover increased by 30% and the company has more than doubled its turnover and workforce in the last three years. Furthermore, in the last year alone, Gartan has added an additional 5 employees, including 3 to their Quality Assurance department.“We’re beginning 2012 on a very sound footing,” says Malachi Eastwood, Managing Director, Gartan Technologies. “Our new ISO status demonstrates our commitment to the high standard of solutions and support services we deliver. In the early days, the location and size of our business was an issue for some of our potential clients but the reality is that if you are providing quality products and services, organisations will put their faith in you.“We’ve now built up a strong UK client base and have established very close working relationships with all our clients and I’m grateful to them for their support throughout the ISO process.”“I’d especially like to thank the team at Gartan for their effort in achieving this award. We will continue to invest in quality management and look for new ways to deliver an outstanding service.”Gartan Technologies produce a number of software solutions for a variety of sectors.“Essentially we’re in the business of making it easier for organisations to record and monitor the availability of their part-time, on-call, and fulltime staff. Clients can see, 24 hours a day, the ‘real time’, availability of,for example, in the case of local & emergency services, their fire station personnel, social workers and even the teams responsible for gritting roads during the severe winter weather. The payroll module addresses the complex nature of calculating the associated monies due to the client’s staff.” Gartan has continuously looked for ways to enhance their products and encourage clients to try their software.Malachi explains, “In 2007 we adopted a licensing model. The client signs a 2, 3 or 5 year contract and pays an annual license fee for the use of the software. That provides us with financial stability and enables us to plan ahead with a high degree of certainty. From the clients’ point of view, they have the assurance that of working with a stable company which, in today’s volatile climate, is invaluable to them.”Clients also like the fact that they can install our solutions on their existing infrastructure which effectively means there are no large upfront installation costs.““The success of the Gartan products is down to how easy and compatible the software is,” says Malachi, “The products are specialised user friendly solutions that are designed to interface with the client’s existing systems including, HR, Training and Payroll.“ Malachi adds, “The suite of Gartan products can be used independently or interdependently. Some clients have installed one product, whilst others use various combinations of two but the majority have installed all three.”With over 16 years of experience in the software availability solutions Gartan is concentrating on developing new products to meet future demands and new markets, and has a number of new features in the pipeline for 2012. It will be a busy year.In conclusion Mr. Eastwood says, “The nature of our business means we can’t rest on our laurels, we’ve always got to be mindful of what our clients and the market is looking for and to remain focused on customer service. The ISO 9001 award is a good start to 2012 and I’m looking forward to another innovative and productive year.”DONEGAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY DOUBLES ITS WORKFORCE AND TURNOVER was last modified: January 26th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Gartan Technologieslast_img read more

PML Daily PL team of the week

first_imgTheo Walcott scored two goals against Leicester on Wednesday. Photo by Agencies.Manchester City moved 15 points ahead of their nearest tittle opponents as they won convincingly at home and their rivals Manchester United lost on the same night.Arsenal now have an eight point deficit to cub on the fourth placd after suffering their second successive loss away from home as Liverpool won away to Huddersfield Town.The pressure on Chelsea manager Antonio Conte just increased and his side succumbed to a 3-0 home loss to lowly Bournemouth.Here is the finest group of 11 players that PML Daily Correspondent, Shaban Lubega picked from a host of stars that performed in game week 25.The eleven in a 3:5:2 formation.GK. Nick Pope(Burnely):Nick Pope has continuously been been one of the stand out performers for Burnely this season as the Clarets continue to impress the neutrals and push for a European spot. The goalkeeper has conceded a mere 22 goals in 25 matches and against Newcastle on Wednesday, on top of putting his game reading abilities to work on several occasions and making some decent saves, he saved Joselu’s penalty in a period when Newcastle was all over his side and kept them in the game for long periods until they equalised with five minutes to go.RWB. Kieran Trippier(Totteham):The man that was thought to be on his way out of Spurs a few years ago due to the quality that was available in terms of competition now looks more of an established full back in a top team and keeping Serge Aurier on the bench. Tasked with the job of shutting out United’s marque signing Alexis Sanchez and he did it with alot of ease that he got even time to lay the cross Phil Jones deflected into his own goal for the second game.More of the same perfomances from the young Englishman will surely see him on the flight to Russia come June.LWB. Sam Clucas (Swansea):Clucas scored his first brace as a Swansea player against Arsenal on Tuesday. The Englishman has been one of the revelations of the team under Carlos Carvalhal and he may be an integral piece in Swansea’s survival aspirations of he can keep himself in form. In such form, may be he will be in Gareth Southgate’s mind come the Russia world cup.CB. Alfie Mawson(Swansea):Carlos Carvalhal may be the catalyst to Swansea’s recent charge but having consistent performers like Alfie Mawson should always get the credit they deserve. Over the course of the last few weeks when Swansea has lost only one of its last seven games in all competitions, Mawson has been a rock at the back and against Arsenal, the Englishman did more than just defend as he played a through ball for Sam Clucas to equalise just after his side had conceded 70 seconds before. With some of England’s senior defenders lacking in form, Mawson will be fancying his chances of playing at the World cup but will of course looking to helping his beloved Swansea avoid the drop first.CB. Nathan Ake(Bournemouth):The boy who was deemed not good enough by Chelsea a few months ago and sold, came back to hunt Antonio Conte’s men at the Bridge on Wednesday. A master class defensively is what can be used to describe his perfomance when shutting out the likes of Edin Hazard and Pedro Rodriguez but what will always highlight his perfomance was the goal he scored against his former side. All he had to do was be in the right place at the right time and boy he was, poking home a Junior Stanislas purried shot on a day the his team put out their finest perfomance since 2015 when they joined the top tier.CB.Jamal Lascelles(Newcastle United):With Newcastle struggling and in danger of suffering back to back relegations from the Premier league, they need their senior players to start perfoming. The Magpies captain Jamal Lascelles put out such a perfomance against Brighton that he deserved to walk away with all three points when he put his side ahead mid way the second half only for his own keeper to score an own goal with five minutes to play. The Big Englishman may have little or no chances of impressing the national team coach for a place at the World Cup but if he can put out more perfomances close to the one on Wednesday, who knows what may be in store for him.CM. Emre Can (Liverpool):Jurgen Klopp required a positive response from his side on Tuesday when they traveled to Huddersfield after loosing their last two games in all competitions, many did exectly that but non did so better than the versatile German international. The volley outside the box to amke it 1-0 was the tip of the ice but his general perfomance all night long as he martialed the midfield can also not go unnoticed. Can is highly tipped to be leaving at the end of the season but if his show at the John Smith stadium is what Liverpool are likely to miss when he is gone, then Klopp and his stuff better do all it take to keep him put.Alfie Mawson is surely knocking on the door for a spot in the World Cup. Photo by Agencies.CM. Christian Ericksen(Tottenham):The catalyst of Spurs’ excellent peromance against Manchester United on Wednesday, Christian Eriksen bearly put a foot wrong as his team out played their opponents in every sense of the word. Scored the fastest goal this season after only 11 seconds in the game but the way he dictated the tample of the match and his abilities to find his team mates in tight situations against one of the best teams in the land was his stand out contribution on a day that many Spur’s fans will not want to forget anytime soon.CM. Kevin De Bryne(Man City):Argubly the best player in the league this season but he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The Belgian made a a goal ans scored one himself against West Brom on Wednesday which he has gotten accustomed to this season. At 36 assists since the start of the 2015/16 season, De Bryne is the top creator in Europe a head of the likes of Ozil, Messi and Messi in that period.FW Theo Wallcot(Everton):Theo Walcott made the move to Everton in a move to re-ignite his world cup hopes and he has surely hit the ground running with wonderful displays. The two goals against Leicester on Wednesday cuped a display that will get the National team coach thinking. If his goals did him a lot of favour, the team must also be delighted that he won them their second match in seven games and manager Sam Allerdyce will surely be backing on him for inspiration.FW. Callum Wilson(Bournemouth):The mastermind of the 3-0 hammering of Chelsea at Stamford bridge on Wednesday, Wilson did more than just score the first goal as he was a menace to the Blues defence all day long and in the process assisting Junior Stanslas for the Cherries second goal. Eddie Howe will surely be hoping his talisman can keep fit for a while and avoid the constant injuries that have affected him since Bournemouth joined the top tier in 2015.Coach: Carlos Carvalhal (Swansea City):What a turn around the Portuguese has engineered at the Liberty stadium since his arrival. The win against Arsenal with his team coming from 1-0 down to win 3-1 was his fourth in seven matches and Swansea are finally out of the relegation zone for the first time in over four months.If he can somehow mastermind survival in South Wales, he will surely have punched more than his weight.Commentslast_img read more

Sharks defenseman expected to miss two weeks after setback with right knee

first_imgSUNRISE, Fla. — Sharks defenseman Radim Simek will undergo a procedure to treat a meniscus issue in his surgically repaired right knee and is expected to be out of the lineup for two weeks, general manager Doug Wilson said Sunday.Simek will return to the Bay Area to have what Wilson terms a minor “clean up” procedure on his knee this week.Wilson said Simek’s injury wasn’t the cause of any one event.“It’s been a little irritation that he’s had,” Wilson said. “It’s one of those things that …last_img read more

Swinging at Saturn’s Moons: Keep Your Eye on the Ball

first_imgCassini flew by Saturn’s moon Rhea March 2 at just 100 km.  Dr. Paul Schenk, one of the planetary scientists, said on his blog Stereo Moons, “it should be axiomatic by now that the closer you look at a planetary object the more surprises you see.”  Keep your eye on the ball.    One surprise from 2008 Cassini scientists want to check more closely is evidence for a ring around Rhea (03/10/2008).  Schenk, whose talents include generating 3-D flyovers of surfaces from image data, posted a “ringside seat” flyover of Rhea Feb. 25 on YouTube from the 2008 flyby.  It has a striking characteristic that may provide more smoking-gun evidence for a ring: bluish patches along the equator.  Schenk believes these are marks of impacts of low-orbiting ring particles on the surface.  The discussion going on at Unmanned Spaceflight, a blog frequented by planetary scientists and knowledgeable amateurs, doubted that the streaks could be ancient, because they would have been erased by now.  The images of Rhea arrived at the Imaging Team website the next day.  Unmanned Spaceflight prosumers started stitching and processing the images immediately.  It will take time to analyze the data from the radar, optical and remote sensing cameras, and particles-and-fields instruments.    Gushin’ geysers; Enceladus is bustin’ out all over its tiger stripes.  Space.com, Science Daily and National Geographic were among the news feeds highlighting amazing views of the plumes emanating from the small moon of Saturn (see Imaging Team gallery).  The images, taken last Nov. 21, were released Feb. 23 with enhanced measurements of heat taken by the composite infrared spectrometer (CIRS).  The photos show that the plumes vary with time.  The jets can erupt along the whole lengths of the stripes.  A new detailed map of one of the stripes “illustrates the link between the geologically youthful surface fractures and the anomalously warm temperatures that have been recorded in the south polar region.”  Eleven more flybys of this moon are scheduled for the seven-year second extended mission.    Titan continues to astonish planetary scientists.  Two papers appeared in last month’s Icarus on this giant gas-shrouded moon.  The one with the most extensive list of authors evaluated what is known about Titan’s geologic processes.1  “The paucity of impact craters implies that Titan’s surface is geologically young, having a crater retention age between 0.2 and 1 Gyr” (200,000 to 1 billion years), the paper claimed.  But “There is also no evidence of impact craters superposing any cryovolcanic feature,” which implies the volcano candidates are “relatively young” also.  The dunes and channels are among the youngest features on Titan.  In conclusion, “The majority of Titan’s surface is young, that is, less than a billion years, even assuming that all the crateriform structures discussed are due to impact.”  What would cause global resurfacing activity for 80% of the assumed lifetime of this moon was left unexplained.  “It is not yet clear what the role of cryovolcanism has been on crater obliteration, as so far cryovolcanic processes are not seen to be as widespread as erosional processes.”  The mountains appear the oldest, but are only relatively older – unmodified by dunes, channel erosion, and craters.  “It is clear, however, that the patches of hummocky and mountainous terrain are scattered all over the surface and that nowhere do they appear uneroded or stratigraphically younger than another local terrain type.”  And the volcanoes are young, too: “Cryovolcanism may be a relatively young process or possibly ongoing…,” the article said: “The large flow fields mapped so far do not show any evidence of fluvial erosion, perhaps implying that they are quite young.”  To keep this big moon as old as the assumed age of the solar system (4.5 billion years), the authors had to suggest episodic activity.  Despite the belief in long ages, “young” was a frequent word in this paper.    The conclusion stated, “Titan’s surface is overall very young, given the small number of impact craters and the clear evidence of lacustrine, fluvial, and aeolian processes on the surface.”  And Titan is still active: “It is likely that both aeolian deposition and fluvial activity are still ongoing.” In addition, “it is possible that some cryovolcanism may still be happening on the surface.”  The paper made a passing reference to the methane–ethane problem (01/17/2002, 03/11/2005, 10/18/2006, 02/15/2008, 12/18/2008): “the observed lake inventory is inconsistent with photolysis throughout Titan’s history.”  To keep the methane budget from being depleted over 4.5 billion years, they said it “seems likely” that there has been “episodic injection, by cryovolcanism, of methane from the interior” into the atmosphere, “Although there is no direct evidence of such events….”.  The other Titan paper in Icarus investigated the longevity of methane in proposed eruptive events.2  Their model of outgassing “would be sufficient to maintain the presence of methane in Titan’s atmosphere” the paper claimed, but for far less than the amount of time needed: “for several tens of thousands of years after a large cryovolcanic event.”    If Saturn were alone in having active moons, it might be considered an anomaly.  But Jupiter has Io, the most volcanically active body in the solar system, and Europa, a smooth moon with lines and cracks that “remaining active or being periodically active as Europa’s decoupled icy shell rotates with respect to its interior,” according to Patterson and Head in Icarus.3  They noted that some of the cracks appear “relatively young” although they did not speculate on absolute ages of features.  Then, two planets out from Saturn, there is Triton.  Another Icarus paper said,4 “Triton is a spectacularly dynamic world” with a “geologically young surface” – despite being the coldest moon in the solar system.  Observations over the last decade show seasonal variations in volatiles from ices in different geological regimes.  That seems to be happening on Pluto, too.  The BBC News reported observations of seasonal changes on the surface of this body, formerly called a planet but now looking more like Triton, Sedna and other Trans-Neptunian Objects.  If volatile ices are moving about on these small worlds, some of it must be escaping to space.  Maybe that’s why Space.com called Pluto “still a big mystery” 80 years after its discovery.1.  Lopes et al, “Distribution and interplay of geologic processes on Titan from Cassini radar data,” Icarus, Volume 205, Issue 2, February 2010, Pages 540-558.2.  Choukroun, Grasset, Tobie and Sotin, “Stability of methane clathrate hydrates under pressure: Influence on outgassing processes of methane on Titan,” Icarus, Volume 205, Issue 2, February 2010, Pages 581-593.3.  Patterson and Head, “Segmented lineaments on Europa: Implications for the formation of ridge complexes and bright bands,” Icarus, Volume 205, Issue 2, February 2010, Pages 528-539.4.  Grundy, Young, Stansberry, Buie, Olken and Young, “Near-infrared spectral monitoring of Triton with IRTF/SpeX II: Spatial distribution and evolution of ices,” Icarus, Volume 205, Issue 2, February 2010, Pages 594-604.If these bodies are not really as old as claimed, one would expect the old-age consensus to encounter frequent anomalies.  Since the surprise density exceeds the prediction of consensus planetary science, it should lead rational planetologists to re-open the assumption of billions of years.  Why do they never go down that path?(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South Africa’s next Oscars entry revealed

first_img23 September 2015 The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has named the indie drama Thina Sobabili (The Two of Us) as South Africa’s entry into the 88th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. The announcement came on Monday, 21 September.The movie, from first-time filmmaker Ernest Nkosi, is set in Joburg’s northeastern township of Alexandra. Its gritty plot follows the story of two siblings, Zanele and Thulani, who try to escape tragedy and poverty, and build a life together.But things are not easy for them. Along the way, Zanele starts an affair with an older “sugar daddy” and it strains her relationship with her overprotective brother, Thulani, who is also her guardian.Watch the trailer here:The movie has an all local cast. Emmanuel Nkosinathi Gweva played Thulani and Busisiwe Mtshali took the role of Zanele.Previous accoladesThe movie has already made an impression. It won the Audience Choice awards at two film festivals: the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles and the 2015 Jozi Film Festival.It was also named Best Feature Film at the 2015 Rwanda Film Festival and made the cut for a screening at the 2015 Urbanworld Film Festival, taking place in New York City from 23 to 27 September.“It also enjoyed some success at the local box office, coming in at eighth position at the South African box office on the weekend of its theatrical release in July – the only independent film to make the top 10,” said the Gauteng Film Commission.The OscarsIf Thina Sobabili does get the nomination nod, it’ll join the ranks of other South African entries Yesterday, which was nominated in 2004, and the 2006 Oscar winner, Tsotsi.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will only announce the nominations for the 2016 Oscars on 14 January. The awards ceremony will take place on 28 February at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.Of course! So proud of the #ThinaSobabili team! Y’all r already winners:) https://t.co/TLsRBoJCe0— Vuyiswa Mutshekwane(@VieArem) September 22, 2015#ThinaSobabili is a really good movie. I hope they get that Oscar Nomination — Lesedi (@Lesedi_S)September 22, 2015SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Benjamin Logan FFA members competed in the sub-district food science career development

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest FFA members Emily Roth, Matt Black, Kaiden Weaks, and Bradey Ackley competed in the sub-district food science career development event on Tuesday November 11th at Ridgemont High School.For the competition the students had to identify equipment, they had to take a test on the food science topic, the students had to identify customer inquiries. The  students also had to identify food safety and sanitation issues, and identify aromas as well as a triangle taste test. These activities are designed to show the students capabilities in the food science side of agriculture. Food Science is one of the fastest growing areas in agricultural science.last_img read more

French Open champ Ostapenko on the rise again in WTA rankings

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games The top 10 remains unchanged as Wimbledon gets underway although third-placed Czech Karolina Pliskova, the winner at Eastbourne, is closing the gap on second-placed Simona Halep of Romania.WTA ranking:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Angelique Kerber (GER) 7,035 ptsSimona Halep (ROM) 6,920Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6,855Serena Williams (USA) 4,810Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4,765Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4,550Johanna Konta (GBR) 4,400Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 4,310Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 4,010Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3,985Venus Williams (USA) 3,941Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3,135Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 3.110Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 3.095Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 3,060Elena Vesnina (RUS) 2,831Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2,580Madison Keys (USA) 2,523Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 2,325Timea Bacsinsky (SUI) 1,873 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko celebrates after winning the second set against Britain’s Johanna Konta during their women’s singles third round tennis match at the ATP Aegon International tennis tournament in Eastbourne, southern England, on June 29, 2017. AFPSurprise French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko resumed her rise up the rankings to number 13 ahead of her Wimbledon opener on Monday.The Latvian who jumped 35 places last month to 12th spot following her shock triumph at Roland Garros, then slipped back to 14th place last month, is on the rise again after reaching the third round of the Eastbourne tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Dying at Wimbledon would have been acceptable—Bartolicenter_img Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ What ‘missteps’? LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

French Open: Sania-Elena enter semi finals

first_imgSania Mirza and and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina shocked top seeds Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta 6-0, 7-5 to reach the semi-finals of the French Open at Roland Garros on Monday.The seventh seeded Indo-Russian pair wrapped up the quarter-final in an hour and six minutes after blanking the Argentine-Italian duo in the first set. This is the first time that Sania has reached the women’s doubles semi-finals in a Grand Slam tournament.The quarter-final appearances in the 2007 US Open and 2008 Wimbledon were her best performances so far at the big stage. Sania and Vesnina take on the winners of the Liezel Huber & Lisa Raymond – Victoria Azarenka & Maria Kirilenko clash in the semi-finals.Bopanna-Qureshi winIn men’s doubles, India’s Rohan Bopanna and Aisam ul-haq Qureshi of Pakistan advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Andrey Golubev and Denis Istomin.The fifth-seeded Indo-Pak pair downed the Kazak-Uzbek combination in an hour and nine minutes in the third round. It will be the third quarter-final appearance in the last four Grand Slams for Bopanna and Qureshi.They will take on top seeded American twins Mike and Bob Bryan, who defeated Russia’s Teymuraz Gabashvili and Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 7-6 (6), 7-5 in their pre-quarterfinal.Bopanna and Qureshi had lost to the Bryan brothers in the US Open final last year. Bopanna is the only Indian surviving in the men’s doubles as the pair of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have made a shock second-round exit.It was more disappointment for Paes as his French Open campaign came to a halt when he and Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic bowed out of the mixed doubles. The seventh seeds went down 7-6 (3), 6-3 to top seeds Katarina Srebotnik Slovakia and Serb Nenad Zimonjic in an hour and 19 minutes.advertisementThe Srebotnik-Zimonjic combination will take on the winners of the quarter-final between Russian Nadia Petrova and Jamie Murray of Britain, and Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova and Bruno Soares Brazil.Second serve proved to the biggest weakness for Paes and Benesova they managed to win only per cent of points when they missed their first delivery. In contrast, Srebotnik and Zimonjic won 64 per cent points on their first serve, and 71 per cent with their second.The top seeds capitalised four of the six break point opportunities they got, while Paes and Benesova managed break serve three times from six chances.- With agency inputslast_img read more

Marketing Maven Links

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: Originally published May 17, 2008 8:44:00 PM, updated October 01 2013 Social Media Here are some great articles from Links.HubSpot.com from the past week:How to Get More Twitter Followers: Some Methods That WorkBuilding Your Online Brand With Social Media Tools10 Steps for Digg Success When You’re the VillainAlso, here are some useful reads from the HubSpot Internet Marketing Blog archives, from about a year ago (when many of you were not reading this blog yet).3 Hot Marketing Tips from Heat Map Analysis (images)Now, Any Business Can Tap 53 Million Facebook Users (For Free) Have a great weekend!last_img read more

9 Awesome Search Engines That Aren’t Named Google

first_imgSearching is one of the core utilities of the internet. Most websites today have a search function, and we all spend a lot of time searching. On Google, for example, 34,000 searches occur each second 5. 9 Awesome Search Engines That Aren’t Named Google . For many internet users, Google has become the default search engine in web browsers and mobile devices; however, Google isn’t always the best search engine for the job. When Google isn’t getting the job done, give one of these other search engines a chance. For the marketers reading this post, though Google has the majority of the search engine market share it isn’t the only option for paid and organic search engine marketing. Hunch- The reason we search is because we don’t know the answer to a question. Hunch is a recommendation search engine that helps users get recommendations about almost anything including books, movies, cars, software, clothing, and many other types of choices. Hunch provides recommendations by asking users a series of questions related to their current search term. Following the list of questions, the user is given a recommendation. Hunch easily may be the most addictive search engine on the web. Think about Hunch as a personalized search engine that is about recommendations instead of only results. It can even tell you if you should buy HubSpot! Search Engines 8. Pipl- Sure, people search for themselves on Google, but the search engine really isn’t designed to provide people-focused results. Enter Pipl, an interesting and sometimes creepy search engine that will let you find out more than you likely wanted to know about someone. Pipl gathers images, social profiles, business information, email, and many other types of information with just one click. Topics: 6. Originally published Sep 9, 2010 12:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Yelp- Remember that thick yellow book that used to magically appear on your door step? The Yellow Pages is dead, and Yelp is one of the services that helped kill it. Yelp is a local search engine and social network that allows searchers to discover and review local businesses. Yelp has become a popular tool for discovering successful restaurants, hotels, service providers, and much more in a local area and will even let searchers filters by their physical distance from each result in their search.center_img WolframAlpha- Ever wanted to get a little nerdy with your searching? If you like numbers and computations, then WolframAlpha is the search engine for you. This search engine allows users to execute formulas, provide statistical data to search, as well as much more. What are your favorite search engines other than Google? Searchtastic- Most Twitter users are likely familiar with Seach.Twitter.comas a method for searching and discovering tweets. The problem is that Twitter Search has some limitations including only search 7 days’ worth of search history and not providing a way to easily export the tweets discovered while searching. Searchtastic solves both of these problems. Users can search tweets from months back instead of just one week and can then export search results to Excel for reporting or data mining. If you are a marketer using Twitter, Searchtastic is worth checking out. 7. Flickr- Google is great at searching many things, but it is still working on making its image search the best in the world. If you are looking for images, your best option is to check out Flickr, owned by Yahoo. Flickr is a thriving social network and search engine based on images. 2. 4. 9. ClipBlast- YouTubeis the king of video as well as video search. The problem is that YouTube search only delivers videos uploaded to YouTube. While the majority of online videos reside on YouTube, there is still a lot of content posted to other services. ClipBlast solves this problem by searching videos across video sharing sites, including YouTube, and then displaying them as thumbnails on the search results page. 1. Collecta- We recently posted about Google’s new real-time search results page, but Collecta is a search engine startup that has been making a lot of noise in the real-time search industry. Collecta pulls in results for a search term in real time and continues to add them to the results page as they are published across the web. Collecta also lets users filter by content type. Simply Hired- Many of the search engines in this post and many more not mentioned are known as vertical search engines. These search engines focus on finding and displaying one specific type of content or subject. A prime example of a great vertical search engine is Simply Hired. This job search engine pulls in job listings from across the web from a variety of different sources, making it simple to find job listings or track competitor job openings. 3.last_img read more