Posted in accomplishments, Blogging, communication, ideas, marketing, media, news, online traffic, Opportunities, publicity, service, writing, tagged accomplishments, algorithms, Alpha Inventions, benefits, blog, Blogging, communication, development, dominant, experiment, First, invention, marketing, media, news, phases, publicity, real time, talented, tools, traffic, transition, visitors, website, writing on November 30, 2008|
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Alpha Inventions, I wondered if you have heard of them yet? I discovered them the other day when they made an appearance on my stat counter on my blog site. I wondered who are they and; how, and why are they referring so many visitors to my blog. Not that I minded the traffic; in fact, it was quite wonderful. However, sometimes sites connect to your site that you wish had never heard of you; you know what I mean? Some of them bring traffic that i don’t want associated with my blog.
Anyway, i did a little sleuthing and found out it is a site that is relatively new. From what i understand…it is a site that brings exposure to a multitude of sites-in real time. So, as soon as you post to your site/blog others can see it at that moment. In doing so, they are current on what information or products you are trying to bring to the world wide web. I don’t understand all of the ins and outs of their algorithms…but, thankfully, it isn’t my job to understand it. I am benefitting from someone else’s brillance. That is ok with me. In return, i hope that my blog brings something to them as well.
Interesting though when you stop to think about the name. Alpha Inventions…when I looked it up there were many definitions for Alpha. Of course, we all know about the Alphabets…a listing of letters that begins with the letter A. Then, there is the definition of Alpha as first or beginning-beta (as in beta testing). Then, there is the definition of top of the line or dominant. And finally, to be the most prominent, talented or aggressive. Congrats to Alpha Inventions for thinking outside of the box. Think of it as free media publicity for your writings or your business/marketing site. It is another tool to use to bring attention to your goals that you are trying to accomplish on your site.
When you stop and think about it…all of those terms apply to http://www.alphainventions.com . It is an experiment in transition i think. However, a brilliant one…I think it will be fine tuned and will catch on like wildfire. Like any invention…it will go through several phases of development. In the meantime, enjoy the extra traffic that they send you…you won’t be sorry.
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Posted in culture, economy, finances, goals, government, Honor, Impact, life, MONEY, news, tagged Adams, banks, business owners, chunk of change, cities, citizens, coin collectors, commercials, currency, Dollar Coins, economy, experiment, goal, government, honoring, In God We Trust, Jackson, MONEY, Monroe, paper dollars, parking meters, Presidential, public willingness, Statue of Liberty, technology, television, test markets, toll booths, US Mint, Van Buren, vending machines on August 16, 2008|
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Have you heard about the Presidential Dollar Coins? The US Mint is honoring our Presidents in the order of their service to our country; by producing coins with their likeness on them. The goal is to honor the Presidents, and to save the country millions in production costs that the paper dollars incur just by the wear and tear that they receive during their use. The coins are expected to be more indestructible. By lasting longer than the traditional paper dollar; it will save the United States, a good chunk of change 🙂 Sorry, I just couldn’t resist saying that!
This year’s coins are: Presidents, Monroe, Adams, Jackson and Van Buren. On the back of each coin is an image of the Statue Of Liberty. Along the edges of the coins are the words, In God We Trust and the year as well as the minting mark. You can check out their site here: http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/%241coin/ and there you can find out the release schedule as well as how to direct order the coins and coin boards. Most banks or credit unions either have the coins or can get them for you as well.
I have been seeing television commercials encouraging the use of the Presidential Dollar Coins. In fact, there seems to be an experiment going on by the US mint to try four test marketing communities. There are four cities that are being used to test the public’s willingness to use the coins in their daily lives. Those four cities are: Austin-Texas, Charlotte- North Carolina, Grand Rapids-Michigan, and Portland-Oregon. These cities will be urging their citizens to use the coins for everyday tasks; business owners will also be part of the plan of encouragement. It is hoped that this experiment will increase the demand from other cities to trade paper dollars for coin.
I wonder though, if technology will keep up with the experiment. Will vending machines, automated car washes, pay telephones, parking meters, toll booths, and the like accept the coins, in place of the traditional paper dollar? Will you be more likely to use the coins, use traditional dollars, or, use the coins for collecting purposes?
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