Web Conferencing 101

Written by Richard Keir

Copyright 2005 Richard Keir

First, a small disclaimer: No matter how you slice up conferencing solutions,repparttar categories you use to group them are mutable and subject to instant revision. Combinations of various elements make some applications basically impossible to categorize. Depending on how you look at it mail lists are even a form of conferencing and so is email. Real-time versus asynchronous is even becoming blurred as text, audio and video merge in varying combinations.

That said and out ofrepparttar 149866 way, lets look at some ofrepparttar 149867 ways conferencing solutions are categorized.

1. Real-Time Conferencing. Real-time conferencing refers to synchronous communications such thatrepparttar 149868 participants are concurrently virtually present and able to actively interact as if they were physically co-located. Some typical and common applications are instant messaging and interactive chat, participatory webinars, interactive webcasting, online interactive teleseminars. Now these are primarily web-based, howeverrepparttar 149869 old-time telephone conference call is still widely used. Call-in teleseminars are also common. Today however, they are merging into web applications as VoIP services with gateways into landline telephone systems become widely available.

2. Video conferencing is generally considered separately because it is a far more bandwidth intensive activity. To achieve reasonably acceptable simultaneous live video and audio, you need serious bandwidth. Andrepparttar 149870 more active participants involvedrepparttar 149871 more seriousrepparttar 149872 problem becomes. Internet chat services with webcams are one rather simple form of video conferencing that's quite popular for individual person-to-person links, but clearly not of sufficient quality to use for business purposes or for larger groups. Some video conferencing is one-way video with interactive audio. Others require high-speed networks or dedicated connections. High-end solutions may work well for large corporations because ofrepparttar 149873 savings involved in reducing travel expenses and time lost from productive work.

3. Forums, message boards, bulletin boards and so forth. These are asynchronous forms of conferencing or discussion solutions. Even blogs and wikis may, at times fall into this category. Generally these are linear or threaded, topic centered meeting places with chronologically tagged sequential entries that make up a discussion. Some preferrepparttar 149874 linear mode as being easier to use and follow while others insist that threaded tree-like structures often more scope andrepparttar 149875 ability to develop sub-topics integrated intorepparttar 149876 main topic. Whatever one’s preference, these are excellent solutions givenrepparttar 149877 nature ofrepparttar 149878 evolving internet andrepparttar 149879 need for participation by persons in time zones spread acrossrepparttar 149880 world. Real-time communications can be a burden when day/night cycles are offset by large amounts. Forums, with their purpose centered focus can develop extensive and dedicated communities which can be a source of extremely valuable knowledge and experience.

4. Collaborative team- or group-based work environments. These kinds of solutions can also include on-line virtual classrooms in several forms. The most sophisticated of these solutions include both real-time and asynchronous modes with audio, video, messaging and conferencing built-in. While some of this software is in use overrepparttar 149881 internet (again, some collaborative workspaces have been developed based on blogging platforms and even forum software is sometimes used this way),repparttar 149882 more resource intensive versions are generally used on dedicated networks and intranets with high bandwidth. Many of these applications are oriented more toward in-house corporate uses.

How to save money on the Adwords network

Written by Steve Cash

Copyright 2005 Private Mail Services

How to save money onrepparttar Adwords network

Overrepparttar 149812 years I have had many accounts with Adwords, spending a small fortune withrepparttar 149813 Adwords service. So naturally I have picked up many cost saving tricks. I am aware that most people feel Adwords costs too much and delivers little results, this is completely untrue. Adwords is a service that is here to help us, so I have written this article to help web developers makerepparttar 149814 most out ofrepparttar 149815 service.

1) Set your currency, First and foremost, selectrepparttar 149816 currency of which you locally trade in. You may think its wise to start your Adwords account in USD, but if you do not live inrepparttar 149817 USA you may get a shock when you find how much you have been charged.

2) Use negative keywords, You are usingrepparttar 149818 Adwords service to generate website traffic, so obviously you wantrepparttar 149819 right traffic to generate revenue. Start by using negative keywords for people whom you do not want to click on your advert,repparttar 149820 best place to start isrepparttar 149821 keyword “free”. As I doubt you want to waste money on traffic that will not generate revenue.

3) Make a strict daily budget Make sure you have set out a daily budget, Adwords generally advise a way out of proportion budget. After all most new Adwords customers have no idea how effectiverepparttar 149822 advertising will be. Do not start off with a bang, your pocket will feel it.

Just as important asrepparttar 149823 budget, be careful withrepparttar 149824 CPC rate. I advise you to start with a low number, each click soon adds up very quickly. I actually found that by lowering my CPC rate by 50% I doubled my visitor count…

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