Pay-per-click advertising is become more and more popular. However, each form has its advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading to find out more…
A great guide to understanding the basics of PPC advertising and how the process works!
Google Partners in the USA get this awesome world cup themed promo box
Outrage as Prince George’s nose stolen by democrats
Vintage computers. Which one of these was your first?
Can’t wait for Christmas… Just so we can gobble down more of these delicious chocolates!!
MYTH: We only use 10% of our brains.
Hollywood apparently loves this myth (“Lucy” and “Limitless” are two recent movies that come to mind). However, this is still a MYTH. In fact, we use 100% of our brains. The brain works largely on a “use it or lose it” basis. Neurons are constantly making new connections and pruning away connections that we don’t need/don’t use very often. For instance, if I asked what you wore yesterday (5/27/14), you could probably tell me because this connection was made yesterday and was still relevant. If I asked you in another year what you wore on 5/27/14, you probably couldn’t (unless it was a special event). This is because we don’t need to remember every detail of our lives, so our brain will prune away these connections/memories if we don’t continuously use them. It’s a smart system- we keep what we need and use and lose what we don’t (to make space for the other things that we need).
The brain does a lot- it’s what experiences the world for you and collects data to makes decisions. We must use all 100% that we have to accomplish these complicated feats.
I have no idea where this myth came from, but I’ve heard statistics that upwards of 2/3 the population do believe that we only use 10% of our brains. Please know that you do use 100% of what you have. For instance, if there is brain damage (i.e. Alzheimer’s disease), you will lose whatever that part of the brain did. There is no part of the brain that you can lose and still function normally (sometimes, other parts of the brain can compensate for that loss or it can be rebuilt, but there is still a loss). If we only used 10%, there would be a lot we could lose and not notice. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Our brain is very efficient and needs everything it has to function properly (without superpowers).
Duane Forrester, Bing’s Senior Product Manager, took to the Bing Webmaster Blog today to give his analysis on 10 of the most common SEO myths.
The SEO myths, along with a recap of Duane’s analysis for each, are as follows.
1. I need to rank #1
Duane says it’s nice to be on top, but actual rankings fluctuate on a daily basis. He also says not to obsess too much over being on the first page, as the…
What’s said here is true for Google too
SuperEarths with Exposed Continents Boost Chances for Extraterrestrial Life
Massive Earth-like planets that have both continents and oceans may be better at harboring extraterrestrial life than those that are water-only worlds. A new study gives hope for the possibility that many super-Earth planets orbiting distant stars have exposed continents rather than just water-covered surfaces.
Super-Earths likely have more stable climates as compared to water-worlds, and therefore larger habitable zones where alien life could thrive. In the new study, researchers used the Earth as a starting point for modeling how super-Earths might store their water on the surface and deep underground within the mantle. The work is detailed in a preprint paper titled “Water Cycling Between Ocean and Mantle: Super-Earths Need Not Be Waterworlds” that was published in the January issue of The Astrophysical Journal.