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text 2018-06-25 10:38
How Noccster Has Used YouTube to Advertise His Business

The most difficult things you can do is when you advertise online for your company, a website or anything else you want to be successful with. You need to advertise so you can earn new customers and get something in return. However, you need to figure out various methods and marketing niches to generate traffic and gather prospective consumers. However, with Noccster using his YouTube account, he is able to get subscriptions through the few videos he has uploaded to the website. From there, he aims to let users know how to play his selections of games that are seldom mentioned in other popular sites.

If you’re finding ways how to pay huge search engines like Google and Yahoo for advertisements, you will realize how expensive they can be for this purpose. For instance, if you had to advertise in a pay-per-click section of Google’s advertising, you will need to pay the search engine each time someone clicks your link and is directed to your website. As a result, you can picture those who are clicking intentionally and those who are accidentally doing it. You get to pay Google even for accidental clicks even if you don’t consider them potential customers for your business.

A great thing to earn customers or fans for your business is to organically market. You don’t need to spend so much on advertising. What organic marketing includes is article writing, content, blogs and videos. And this is what Noccster is doing for his potential audience.

Noccster has created a YouTube channel to add gaming videos which he thinks can help and entice people. Here, he finds countless users searching in YouTube for specific videos that can be catchy and interesting to get viewed. However, he needs to provide high quality video that is short but interesting for that user to completely watch the video. He has used his video channel to link to his website and have people redirected to it.

Many people like Noccster has reached their stardom through the help of their YouTube pages. The videos they post in this website make their business recognized immediately. At first, few sets of people will view the video. And you can hardly notice that it will start growing each day, especially if it’s created and done well.

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review 2018-05-31 22:26
Recommended to fans of action and spy thrillers looking for a fun read.
The Beauty of Bucharest (A Clean Up Crew Thriller Book 1) - S. J. Varego

Thanks to the publisher for offering me a free copy of this book, which I freely chose to review.

It is quite difficult to review this novel without revealing any spoilers, and the description does not help much (it is gripping although extremely discreet) but considering the genre, this is pretty understandable, and I’ll try my hardest not to spoil the fun.

I am not a big reader of spy novels but have watched a fair amount of spy movies,and although this is not a spy novel per se, it shares with them many of its characteristics. We have professionals working in an international team, taking up false identities, travelling all over the world to undertake dangerous missions, using weaponry and skills beyond those of most normal individuals. We have the goodies and the baddies (and they are very bad indeed, no question about it), we have secrets, risky situations, and a fair amount of violence. The novel also requires a great deal of suspension of disbelief but not more than is usual in the genre.

The story, as suggested by the title, takes place, in its majority, in Bucharest, and it involves a beautiful model, but also many other women who are at risk. The background of the operation and the individuals the two protagonists —Dan and Nicole, a married couple— are trying to get rid of are bad beyond discussion. We are not dealing with white-collar crimes or morally ambiguous matters. I don’t think any readers will find it difficult to root for the protagonists, who are also likeable and have an endearing, if somewhat idealised, relationship.

The novel manages to combine what might be some women’s fantasies (having plenty of power, running an international company that deals with and avenges those who do evil, helping make the world a better place, knowing how to use powerful weapons and possessing fighting skills, whilst at the same time having the perfect husband and children), with some men’s fantasies (having a gorgeous and younger wife, the perfect family life, retiring after having dedicated one’s life to creating a company that is fun to run [a company that designs computer games], becoming involved in fascinating adventures, and then being able to use his geek skills to save his kick-ass wife). It is a fast-paced adventure, exciting, and there’s not a moment’s boredom. Although we get a sense of what Bucharest is like, there are no lengthy descriptions to slow down the action, and we do not get lost in psychological studies of the characters either.

This is, first and foremost, a plot-driven book, and we do not get to know much about the characters or their motivations, although this is book one in the series and there are hints that we will get to discover some important secrets in future novels. The story is told in the third person but from the points of views of both of the main characters (and sometimes briefly from some of other characters, including one of the baddies), and, although as I said there is no deep analysis of the individuals, having access to their thoughts makes it easy to empathise with them. There is a degree of head-hopping (sometimes the narration quickly moves from the point of view of one of the characters to the other), but I did not find it confusing as it is quite evident who is thinking what. I am not sure the characters are always fully consistent, but they are confronting pretty challenging circumstances and that is not what the book is focused on. (I must confess to feeling quite intrigued by one of the bad characters, the female bodyguard. Not likeable but…) The writing is dynamic and fluid, and although there are some USA-based cultural references, they do not detract from the understanding of the story.

There is violence, some fairly explicit (although not extreme), and there is a scene that although very bloody, will be satisfying to most readers (just deserts come to mind, and I was close to cheering at that point) but the book is not a heavy read. Although it deals with serious matters, these are not the subject of far-reaching analysis but rather an evil that has to be fought.

In summary, this is a fun and quick read, full of action, with a degree of role reversal (strong and powerful females, and males who are side-kicks at best and distractions at worst, although they end up coming quite handy), in an interesting setting, with a very satisfying ending and a promise of more secrets to be revealed in future instalments. I could not help but think of many of the spy movies I’ve watched, and with the right cast, it could turn into a blockbuster. Recommended to lovers of action and spy thrillers looking for a fun, non-taxing read.

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review 2018-01-14 22:01
The Feyguard series by Anthea Sharp (and Feyland)
Spark - Anthea Sharp
Royal - Anthea Sharp
Marny: Feyguard Book 3 - Anthea Sharp

I recently finished reading the last of the books in the Feyguard series by Anthea Sharp - Marny. I first encountered the books about the magic world Feyland on Wattpad. Since I loved the first book, I wanted to read the rest of the series. Eventually, I bought both the first series - Feyland, then the second one too - Feyguard.

Basically both series are set in the (near?) future. There are computer games that you can enter, like Star Trek's Holodeck. Throughout the books you get to know several people and in the first book it's Jennet and Tam. At the beginning of the first book (later a sort of prequel) Jennet finds out that the game Feyland is connected to a real Fairyland, but not a cute Disneyland type of faerie, a really dark world where you can end up injured or even dead. And your injuries sustained in game can carry over to the real world. In the 'real' Feyland the main characters encounter various magical creatures, need to complete quests etc, rather like in a computer game, but of course here, the stakes are higher.

I liked the whole Feyland world. The 'real' world is very well done too. I also liked all the characters but I think my favorite was Marny. In the end, she gets her own book (book 3 of Feyguard).

The plot is fairly straightforward, but not in any way dull. If you don't like YA books you might not like this series, but it's a well written, well researched series of books and it's not too dark. If you like YA fantasy I think you'll like these two series. You can still read some of the books for free on Wattpad, so if you're there you might want to take a look.

 

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review 2015-04-18 11:03
The ancient history of interactive fiction
Exploring Adventures on the Commodore 64 - Peter Gerrard

The reason I liked this book so much when I was a kid was because it contained the code for four adventure games (which you had to type into the computer yourself). I was always trying to get my hands on it so that I could type them up and then play them. As I have mentioned previously, back in the early days of computers you did not have that many games available so one had to resort to typing games out by hand, and these books were great because they also assisted you in learning how to program a computer. Mind you, back in those days you would not see anything like this:

 

GTA Bus ad

 

 

or this:

 

GTA Bus Shelter Ad

 

 

Computers and computer games were the hobbies of a small minority and as such it was difficult to make a profit from a computer game since the market for such games was quite small. As such, you would have magazines like this:

 

Byte Magazine

 

 

which were devoted to providing you with the code for games and other programs so that you could either enter them into the computer (which was time consuming), or use them as examples so that you could develop your own programs (or games). I also remember magazines like this:

 

Zzap 64 Magaine

 

 

which were little more than advertisement rags for new computer games, though they also contained a section with hints for adventure games and cheat codes for arcade games.

The internet has changed all of that because if one wants to share programs, hints, or cheat codes, one simply places it online. In the older days one would have to release their products through computer stores, or publish their code in a magazine. Now all they have to do is upload their program to the internet. The days of sitting down in front of a computer typing out code is long gone (though people still do it – they are called computer programmers).

However my Dad (who has used computers his entire life and has witnessed their development from one room monstrosities to the laptops we have today) told me last night that these books were quite useful as they taught people how to program a computer. I know that I learnt most of my computer skills from sitting down for hours on end copying out code. There were also some games that one could hack into the code so that you could work out the solution to the game (at least if they were adventure games). However, I think I will move on to the next topic of discussion when I get to my next computer book.

Source: www.goodreads.com/review/show/767735407
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review 2015-02-13 01:29
Feyland: The Bright Court
Feyland: The First Adventure - Anthea Sharp
Feyland: The Bright Court - Anthea Sharp

First I'll just mention the prequel, Feyland: The First Adventure. I hadn't seen it before I read Feyland: The Dark Realm, which is really the first book in the trilogy, and only just discovered it when I was looking for the sequel. So I read the prequel first. I must say it didn't really contribute much to the storyline. What happened in that short story, wasn't really new, just a bit more fleshed out than in the sort of flashback, or intro, so in a way, I might as well just have skipped it entirely. Then again, since I wanted more from the Feyland Trilogy, it was fun to get just that. Maybe it would have been better to just add the intro to The Dark Realm, but I'm not complaining.

The Bright Court begins more or less right after The Dark Realm ended. It feels a lot like the second part of the same book. I don't really have much to add to my first review of this trilogy, but just for the record: I loved this book as much as the first.

This time, you get to see more of Tam Lin's old friend Marny, who in my opinion is a very cool, rather underused character. Maybe it would be unfair to say that she's a more interesting character than Jennet, but there, I've said it. On the other hand, Jennet has matured a lot from the prequel to the second book.

The situation at the end of the first book is pretty much unchanged when The Bright Court begins. The same threats exist, except at the moment, Marny is the one in most danger. Why that is, you'll have to read the book to find out. Even when she's in danger, she's a pretty resourceful person, so she's not totally helpless, but at the moment, she needs a bit of help and her friends are ready to risk entering Feyland again to give her that help.

It's a very good book. If you love fantasy, Faerie and computer games you should read it. I only wish Book 3 would be available for free. On the one hand, I'm prepared to buy the whole series in print, but on the other, I'd prefer to know what I'm buying. Someone told me there's a second trilogy by the same author, set in the same 'universe'. If it's as good as this trilogy, I'd love to read it too.

Source: ilirwen.booklikes.com/post/1109999/feyland-the-bright-court
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