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How to Choose the Right AdWords Agency

The vast majority of people who click on your ads are more likely to make a purchase when compared to those that come from an organic link. No wonder Google Ads will always remain effective regardless of the industry you choose to venture into. The problem, however, sets in when it comes to choosing the right AdWords.

With so many things to factor in, it is easy for business owners to make costly mistakes. Furthermore, managing Google Ads takes a lot of time, effort and energy. That’s where a Google Ads agency comes in handy as they understand what it takes to manage your Google Ads. But just as is the case with any other service provider, you ought to exercise caution before making a hiring decision.

Remember, not all companies that claim to offer remarkable Google Analytics services will meet your expectations. Some only say this to lure you into working with them. That’s why due diligence is of great essence before you can finally hire one. But what does it take to separate the good eggs from the bad ones when in dire need of a reputable Google Ads agency?

To make your quest easier, you will first have to know your goals and desired outcomes to achieve profitable results with your Google Ads campaigns. You can choose to get more calls to your business, increase visits to your store, or even drive people to your website. Provided you understand what you aim to achieve, you can easily find a reputable agency to help drive high click-through rates to a client’s website.

Your search does not stop there since you ought to look for an agency with a clear process and methodology. They should be able to let you know when they add keywords and create new ads. Through this action, you will have an easy time whenever you want to validate performance.

Final Thoughts

Just as is the case when searching for a performance-based B2B marketing agency, it is recommended that you search around before working with a Google Ads agency. For those who might have no idea on the best place to start their search, then you should not hesitate to contact MediaOne today. As a leading digital marketing agency in Singapore, you can rest knowing that they will help you attain business success. Visit their website and continue reading about Google Ads here.

Dharma Ocean on Discovering the Life Force

This is adapted from a Dharma Ocean podcast of a talk given by Dr. Reggie Ray at the BlazingMountain Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado. Dr. Reginald “Reggie” Ray is the Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, dedicated to the evolution and flowering of the somatic teachings of the Practicing Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Tibetan tantric Buddhism, called the “Vajrayana,” tells us that the life force resides within each one of us in a complete and totally pure way. The entire spiritual journey is about awakening to that fact, not as an idea but as a direct experience. The idea that reality has to be mediated by something outside us, whether a person, a religion, an institution, or ideas, is literally dead because there’s no life in it.  When we put our faith and reliance on the outside, we are dealing with dead matter. This means when we approach meditation, we come with bright eyes and bright hearts, and our only task is to let go of all the things that get between us and that utterly sacred foundation of our being.

When we commit to meditation as our way, we are already holders of the meditating lineage, the lineage of life. The only question is whether we are willing to admit it to ourselves. We have constructed all of these identities that obscure this burning, brilliant fire inside us, and they’ve never really worked. We’re being invited to dismantle them, but are we willing to be a star burning in space? Are we willing to be a sun blazing with light and love for everybody around us? There is a price to pay, which is all of those things that we’ve accumulated — all this heavy baggage that only obscures the truth of our own inner brilliance.  But it’s not a price. It’s actually just a journey.

It’s very comforting to think that we’re small people, that we can’t really do much, that we have all these issues and traumas and problems. There is a certain amount of comfort in it. But, the problem is, it’s not who we are. It’s way too small. You do have to be alone and let go of looking around to find out you’re okay, trying to get other people to say you’re okay. I mean, it’s very lonely, but a star burning in space can only be itself in space.

The Vajrayana way, which is what this lineage is and was from the moment I started teaching, isn’t to gradually work from the outside in—taking our issues and thinking about them or telling people our story, and gradually understanding that this particular story isn’t really necessary. That’s the gradual path, and it’s not a bad thing, but that’s not our approach. Our approach is to tap directly into the life force in us. We tap directly into our beauty and our brilliance, and we do it through the Somatic Meditation practices.

In the Vajrayana, it’s said that you don’t really have to “think” about anything. We don’t even have to really have some kind of sophisticated understanding of the practices. You just do them. In Somatic Meditation, you work mostly with your body. Then this thing begins to shift in you. Things begin to change, and you don’t even know why. That’s good because if you know why then you’re creating another story. The journey is much more abrupt. It’s not that you “die,” it’s that all of a sudden, you discover there’s a kind of life in you. It is completely immaculate and utterly powerful, and it’s bursting from the inside out.

Where does the life force come from? This utterly sacred basis of our personality is born out of nothing—of space. Space gives birth to life: it’s true in a geophysical way, it’s true in a psychological way, and it’s true in a spiritual way. Nothingness gives birth. And this is the strange, sometimes shattering fact that space has given birth to life and life has given birth to us. And we are rooted in empty open space, which is the same as awareness that goes forever.

So what we’re doing on this journey is just trying to align ourselves with who we are. When we talk about who we are, we have to become who we are, and sometimes we think of that in a very individualistic way, or we think of it in a kind of psychological way, “Well, I have to be this particular person with this unique situation and these gifts,” and so on, but actually it’s much more profound than that. To be who we are is to be rooted in space which, for example, in our lineage, we do with the earth practice, where we open ourselves to the infinite space of the earth, and somehow we feel, “That’s really me, I’m home, that’s my primordial home. It’s the only time in my life I ever feel utterly safe and secure is when I’m resting in space.” I mean, that’s very strange.

The reason it feels that way is because that’s the way it is. That is our foundation, empty open space. And out of that comes this wild passion to live, which all humans have, whatever their situation. We want to live. And “living” doesn’t mean just breathing or walking around with a heartbeat. There’s much more. When we say “I want to live,” there’s something so sacred about that. We want the fire of our life to express itself. And we want to experience the world that we’re in. It’s so spiritual, this urge we have to live completely, fully, including the feeling of abandoning ourselves to the boundless energy of life.

Becoming who we are means learning how to rest in empty space when we need to replenish ourselves. When we hit a wall, we have to go back to space, and we hang out there until something happens. It takes a lot of discipline and practice, but it’s doable. We hang out; we wait. And then, all of a sudden, there’s something that starts moving and arising. It doesn’t have anything to do with who we think we are. It is happening completely outside of the ego and its endless machinations. And then we express that energy in our life, and that’s our journey. And there’s no sense of constructing an identity anywhere in there—it’s a completely natural process.

We get to the point where we understand that what we think we are is just a big obstacle and a lie. It’s a big nothing, and it’s basically pointless. It just gets in the way of the person that we think we are, the person that we’ve been trying to be, the person that we feel bad because we’re not. All those judgments circulate around some kind of idea about ourselves. We start to realize that it is an impediment. But to do that, we have to touch the emptiness, which is what we’re working on here in our meditation practice, and we have to learn to trust what comes out of it. The inspiration arises, the warmth, the word that comes up that we need to say. Becoming who we are is not knowing who we are and being willing to trust what happens with us in a very natural, spontaneous way.

And pretty soon, we just become a flowing river of life, and we touch other people from that space. We meet people in a completely different way. You meet someone, and you love them as much as you’ve ever loved anybody in your whole life. The intimacy with the world becomes so shattering, it shatters what we think and our former sense of self. So strangely enough, when we sort of lose all of our sense of who we are and what we should be doing, the experience of life becomes so brilliant and intense and beautiful. Each one of us is going to make this journey in a unique way. Each one of us is a sun in the center of a solar system, and that particular solar system is in the center of a galaxy in the center of the universe and in the center of everything, actually.

About Dharma Ocean 

Dharma Ocean Foundation is a non-profit global educational organization that focuses on somatic meditation as the way to help students – of any secular or religious discipline, by teaching them the importance of embodiment in both meditation and their daily lives as taught in the “practicing lineage” of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The foundation was established in 2005 by scholar, author, and teacher Dr. Reggie Ray, and is located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Southern Colorado.

Why Converting to Black and White May Improve Your Image

Online Colorization

Many people can attest to the fact that photography styles always narrow down to personal taste. No wonder we all have different tastes and preferences when it comes to colors. Things are not any different with black and white photos since they might not please everyone.

But have you ever thought about converting your images to black and white. If not, then you have no idea on the numerous benefits you might be missing out on. This post will take you through some of the reasons to follow this route whenever you want to color a photo.

Artistic Purposes

There are no rules to stick to in photography, especially when it comes to creative style. After all, it narrows down to your personal taste and vision. That’s not to say you cannot go overboard simply because you want to colorize a picture. Keep in mind artistic license is one of the greatest things available.

Nowadays, you have the freedom to photograph with motion blur and activity blur in mind. To make it even better, you can add grain effect to leave a more creative effect or a film look. No wonder converting to black and white is one of the most creative tools you can ever count on.

Too Noisy in Color Images

At times, you might fail to set your camera correctly but still wants to capture something in a split second without making changes to your settings. This in turn results in an underexposed image with unacceptable noise levels. Rather than turning a blind eye as this happens, you can leverage the colorization of black and white photos.

For those who might not know, black and white lessens the impact of the imperfection while at the same time making the photo way more acceptable. This could be due to the fact that we are used to seeing grain in old black white photos. The good news is you can count on online colorization tools to attain the look your badly desire.

The Bottom Line

If you are yet to colorize black and white photos, then there is no other time to do so than now. Fortunately, you no longer have to go through a lot just because you want to add black and white to color photo. Nowadays, you can take advantage of online colorization tools such as PixBim to get the job done.

Great Flat Panel Kitchen Cabinets Ideas

Flatpanel kitchen cabinets are gaining popularity amongst modern homeowners. Just as the name sounds, they don’t have a detailed appearance like shaker cabinets but look like flat slabs. It is a relatively new style that homeowners are yet to accept fully. However, if you are interested in this cabinetry option, we can share ideas that will help you improve your kitchen’s appearance using flatpanel kitchen cabinets.

Flat-panel cabinets in a white kitchen

Have you ever considered an all-white kitchen? This is an exciting idea that can work well with flat-panel cabinets. Adopting this style will give your kitchen a fresh and stylish look. The cabinets will be at the center of attraction in the kitchen. You just have to ensure that the color is always sparkling.

Create drama with a little black paint

You can add some drama to the kitchen by painting black in the kitchen cabinets. You don’t have to all black, you just need to add a little paint of black in your cabinets. Ensure that the dominant color is shining so that the black can be used for creating drama.

Create a welcoming mood

You can use flatpanel kitchen cabinets to create a welcoming mood in the kitchen. The first thing that you must do is to use softwood in your cabinets. Wood is an excellent choice for creating warmth in the kitchen and it will always be welcoming. You can also add some recessed light in the kitchen to give it a completely welcoming mood.

Choose eye-catching hardware

The kind of hardware you choose for your kitchen needs to be eye-catching. Since the flatpanel kitchen cabinets are minimalistic, you have a chance through the hardware to show off what you have in the kitchen.

Don’t clutter

You should go fully minimalistic when using flat-panel kitchen cabinets. This is an exciting idea because it makes your kitchen appear modern as well. A minimalistic kitchen looks very beautiful and well-thought. So, you should not use your cabinets to store many unused things. Be very selective on what you put on the cabinets; they need to be purposeful and attractive.

Be geometric

Finally, you should strive to be as geometric as possible by using geometric pulls to pair your flat-panel kitchen cabinets. This idea works well for a minimalistic kitchen.

Final say:

These are excellent ideas that you can use to enhance the appearance of your flatpanel kitchen cabinets.Always ensure that the style that you choose is what makes you happy.

How to Clean your Earmuffs Hassle-Free

Buying earmuffs is one of the best decisions that you can ever make when working in a noisy environment. That’s easy to see why considering they protect employees from the surrounding noise while working. This action goes a long way in making sure employees are more productive.

But just as is the case with any other device, you must prioritize proper care and maintenance if the earmuffs are to serve you long enough. Furthermore, this serves as the perfect chance to extend the lifespan of your ear muff. Unfortunately, some people skimp on this simply because they have purchased the highest quality ear muff.

Whereas they might not see anything wrong while doing that, this decision can prove costly in the long run. To ensure you get the protection you desire, it is imperative that you prioritize proper cleaning of earplugs and earmuffs. But how do you go about this without encountering any issues whatsoever or causing damage to the ear muff?

To offer a helping hand, you ought to replace the cushions and foam inserts of your ear muff at least twice a year. This action is aimed at making sure you maintain acceptable noise reduction, hygiene and comfort.  For those with electronic earmuffs, it is important to manually turn them off before cleaning them or replacing the batteries.

While cleaning earmuffs, avoid immersing them in water or storing them in temperatures above 55ºC. Furthermore, do not clean with solvents such as isopropyl alcohol, alcohol, acetone, or waterless hands or products containing lanolin. Using such solvents might end up damaging the earmuffs forcing you to buy new ones. That’s definitely something you never want to make do with at any particular time as it only takes tolls on your finances.

The Bottom Line

Proper care and maintenance of your earmuffs is something that you cannot risk skimping on at any given time. You want the earmuffs to serve you for many years to come and this is only possible if you give them the care and maintenance they deserve. Remember, it all starts with buying the highest quality earmuffs.

To ensure you get exactly that, consider getting in touch with Uvex. As a renowned dealer of quality and affordable earmuffs and earplugs in Singapore, you will certainly get good value for your money. Visit their online store today and order one from the comfort of any location.

Why eCommerce Business Owners Need Professional Photo Editing for their Product Images

ECommerce business and professional photo editing go hand in hand. No one, I mean ono eCommerce business owner can dream of running an eCommerce business without the need for the professional photo editing service. Why they need such professional photo editing service for their eCommerce business? The answer is very simple. They need to promote their products online and no product image will look much like paying attention to without high end product photo editing and retouching. This is why eCommerce products and professional photo editing are partners in crime.

What Are the Types of Professional Photo Editing Available for eCommerce Business?

If you go online these days, there is no limit to what are being sold online. You just think of something useful and it is being sold online. Sometimes some products are being sold that are totally obscure and no one thought of even buying such products. But one they see it, the need arises and some people will end up buying it.

Whether it is the cosmetics products, clothing and other clothing related accessories, car parts, consumer electronics, home of commercial appliances, household products, you just name it – they are all being sold online.

If you need to buy something, whatever it is that you can find in the store or showrooms, they are available online these days.

What is Common Among All the Products Available Online?

One thing that is common among all the products available online is the need of product image. No one is selling anything that doesn’t exist. And only way to prove the existence of the product, or how the product looks in real life is to present a picture of the product.

No one in their right state of mind will go online, search for men’s dress shirt and order something right off the bat without even looking at a picture say a search result comes up for a site that sells such products but doesn’t show any image of the actual product they are selling, how many you would think will order such product? Not even one shirt, not even a single shirt is going to be sold. No one like surprises or want to deal with uncertainty when it comes to shopping online. People need to know exactly what they are buying and how it will look in real life.

For this very reason, clothing products are being displayed by having models wearing them. Fashion brand owners are using ghost mannequin service to get their fashion products edited professionally so that people can visualize them in the item. They can now picture them in the clothing and start to get a sense of perception as to how it will look on them. This is a game changer for the fashion product owners or sellers. Without creating that sense of perception with the use of ghost mannequin service, no product is being sold online. Either that, or have a model display the products.

Since the use of model is pretty costly, second best alternative is to use ghost mannequin service to showcase the product. This method effectively presents the product without breaking the bank for business owner. This is the reason this method is so popular.

How to Care for Wool Jackets

Wool jackets are a stylish choice for keeping away the chill of winter. Even though care for wool jackets is different from jackets of many other materials, it is not difficult or time consuming as some people make it sound. What is even better, this type of jacket will serve you for many years to come as long as you prioritize proper care and maintenance.

Good care for your wool jacket entails following a few rules, which tend to be the same for all wool garments. This post will take you through some of the things to consider if you are to take good care of your wool jacket.

Hang Wool Jackets on Hangers between Use

For you to get good value for your money after investing in a wool jacket, it is highly advisable that you hang it on plastic or wood hangers between use. Ensure the hangers are sturdy and broad so the weight of the coat does not stretch the shoulder areas out of shape. Furthermore, you should hang the jacket in an area with good air flow. That way you will keep the jackets in good shape at all times.

Dry Clean Your Jackets

Most wool coats need to be dry cleaned if they are to continue looking flashy. If the jacket can be hand washed, be sure to use only cold water and a mild detergent made specifically for wood. To pull this off successfully, you will first have to soak the coat in the water for ten minutes. You will then have to rinse out the detergent using clean cold water.

It is highly advisable that you avoid ironing a wool jacket if possible. For those that bring the jacket out of storage, allow it to hand dry for a while. If it still has wrinkles, you can iron it on a cool setting. That way, you will avoid causing damage to your wool jacket.

Hopefully, these tips will come in handy when taking care of wool jackets making sure you get good value for your money without the hassle.

What You Need to Know About Residential HYVAC Contracts

When having a residential HVAC system in your home, you need to keep it in the best possible shape at all times. This will mean prioritizing proper care and maintenance if it is to serve you long enough. Unfortunately, maintaining your HVAC system can prove to be stressful, especially when you have no idea what is expected.

Nevertheless, this should not deter your quest of reaping maximum benefits from the HVAC system since you can now count on professionals. By professionals we are simply referring to residential HVAC contractors. But is this really a route worth following when having a HVAC system in your home?

Well, residential HVAC contractors are skilled in maintaining heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Most contractors have amassed years of experience in the field handling different types of HVAC systems. By offering professional services of your heating and cooling systems, they will certainly help keep you comfortable all year long.

If you think that’s all they have to offer, then you are in for a big surprise. The best HVAC contractor will perform regular maintenance of your system. This action is aimed at making sure you save money in reduced energy bills. Furthermore, it ensures your HVAC system has a long, productive life keeping you and your family comfortable.

But with the sheer number of residential HVAC contractors out there, you ought to exercise caution before making a hiring decision. Even though they all claim to offer outstanding services, some only say this to lure unsuspecting clients into working with them. That’s why you should do your homework before working with residential HVAC contractors.

The best way to go about is by reading through their online reviews and ratings. Take this as the perfect opportunity to figure out what other homeowners are saying about their services. Are they speaking ill about the prospective contractor? If so, be sure to take it as a big red flag and run for your heels since they might not help you with anything, no matter how long you work with them.

What Determines Cost of New Kitchen Cabinets

Cost is one of the key considerations that homeowners have in mind whenever they are planning any home renovation project that involves kitchen cabinets. Many homeowners do not have an idea of the cost of new kitchen cabinets and would easily fall prey to exorbitant furniture sellers.

There are both cheap and expensive kitchen cabinets in the market. So, how will you know the cost of new kitchen cabinets?

Factors that determine the cost of new kitchen cabinets

The cost of new kitchen cabinets should be determined by a combination of important factors. Therefore, next time you go shopping for your new kitchen cabinets, always look at the following factors:

Type of wood used

The first important factor that determines the cost of cabinets is the type of wood. Cabinets can have the same design and color but vary in the wood used. Wood is a raw material that varies in price, thus, the variation will reflect on the cost of the cabinet.

Hardwood is more expensive compared to softwood. However, other wood factors also come into play in determining the cost of cabinets.

Style and finish

The attractiveness of kitchen cabinets is also a major factor of consideration that determines the cost of new kitchen cabinets. If it is appealing to the eye, it is likely to be more expensive than a lesser attractive cabinet.

Color

The color might also influence the cost ofnew kitchen cabinets. However, on its own, the color cannot show a considerable variation in the pricing of new cabinets. Availability of colors is what makes some colors more expensive and others less expensive.

Where you buy

You can also get the same quality of kitchen cabinets retailing at different prices. Therefore, where you buy the cabinets is also a factor that you must consider when thinking about the cost. Online retail stores are cheaper than local furniture stores.

How to get the best prices?

You should use the following tips if you want to get the best prices when buying kitchen cabinets:

  • Compare different stores: Determine the kind of kitchen cabinets and compare the cost in different stores, both online and physical retail stores.
  • Bargain: It is possible to bargain when buying new rtakitchen cabinets. You will be surprised at how significantly you can reduce the cost of new kitchen cabinets.
  • Assemble yourself: If you assemble the cabinets yourself, you will reduce the cost of purchase.

Conclusion:

Always conduct due diligence when buying new kitchen cabinets. This will help you to get an idea of the cost of the new kitchen cabinets that you want.

Things to Know Before Paying for Data Visualization Services

In a world where data really matters, almost everyone wants to create effective charts. Despite this, data visualizations is rarely covered in on-the-job training or taught in schools. No wonder most people end up making choices or mistakes that confuse and disorient our audience.

To prevent this from happening it is imperative that you understand what data visualization entails. Fortunately, this is something that should never give you sleepless nights since you can always leverage the internet. To help you get started, here are top things you should know before paying for data visualization services.

What is Data Visualization?

Data visualization simply refers to the translation of data and statistics into certain graphs, charts and alternative visual formats. This action is aimed at conveying the relations found in capture data with a visual representation. But why is this even important in the first place?

In a nutshell, data visualization comes in handy when illustrating patterns and trends for viewers to grasp data with greater ease and speed. That’s mainly the case when it comes to the maintenance for optimizing client businesses. This is just what you need to attain business success while minimizing the risks involved.

If this is not enough, having a collaborative machine-learning platform facilitates the ease of performing data analyses. A good example is predictive analysis which is capable of computing very comprehensive visualizations for interpretations. No wonder data visualization is something you should consider whether you’re running a small or established business.

Size Matters

Truth be told; it might prove difficult to compare areas or volumes than lengths. To avoid people getting the wrong impression, it is highly advisable that you use them, as a last resort. When building or reading a proportional shape chart, it’s vital to remember that while you double the height of a circle, we actually quadruple.

In Conclusion

There is more to data visualization services than you might think in the first place. That’s why due diligence is of great essence if you are to reap maximum benefits from curiosity-driven exploration. Fortunately, you can read more about data visualization here and find answers to your questions.

For those who are in dire need of the best service provider to count on, then you should look no further than CTC Global Check out MediaOne website today and find out more about CTC Global.

Neeraj Gour
Neeraj Gour has demonstrated working experience as an author to various blogs and articles. My interest in research is based on the sense of curiosity and an eagerness to explore world. I am fond of writing various articles, covering lots of hot topics from the current affairs. I love sharing my views for the various businesses and help them in their branding and promotion.

How to Choose the Right AdWords Agency

The vast majority of people who click on your ads are more likely to make a purchase when compared to those that come from...

Dharma Ocean on Discovering the Life Force

This is adapted from a Dharma Ocean podcast of a talk given by Dr. Reggie Ray at the BlazingMountain Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado....

Why Converting to Black and White May Improve Your Image

Online ColorizationMany people can attest to the fact that photography styles always narrow down to personal taste. No wonder we all have different tastes...

Great Flat Panel Kitchen Cabinets Ideas

Flatpanel kitchen cabinets are gaining popularity amongst modern homeowners. Just as the name sounds, they don’t have a detailed appearance like shaker cabinets but...