Jun 23

It’s been a while since I blogged – which is good news I guess, as my blogging activity level is inversely proportionate to the activity levels at Gaboli. Looking back at the last 60 days there’ve been many experiments… Rechargeitnow.com Sitting in a campus in Jamshedpur away from the city, I suddenly needed to re-charge/ top-up the pre-pay balance on my phone. I was hesitant to do it on just any random site but I did use rechargeitnow.com and it worked very smooth. Got Rs. Soldes Nike Pas Cher 444 on my airtel in 2-3 minutes.. Matt Holliday Jersey Competition My emarketing classes ended with a competition between two groups of about 20 people each. Nike Air Max 2016 Norge Nettbutikk The basic brief was that each section had to create a website that was (a) free and (b) would support analytics. In 3 weeks time the groups had to maximise the number of unique visitors on their site. With the usual ‘free’ tools at hand – word of mouth, email marketing, seo, social media… both teams had around 1400-1500 unique visitors by the end of the competition. As expected SEO had no effect in such a short timeframe. It was mainly email, social media and word of mouth which led to these visitors. This was expected for any ‘web startup’ with initial traffic from friends and family. One new tool that I discovered through one team was an email address generating tool. nike tn You type in a keyword and the tool crawls the web to find email addresses linked to that topic. I don’t know how relevant or effective it was – but it explained how spamming was so easy these days. More interesting to note was the dynamics amongst the groups. tn nike pas cher In the final semester, very few people were motivated to put in too much effort as most people were also looking for jobs. air max 2017 goedkoop Team leaders had very little influence on the teams and communication often broke down. As with most projects in life, it’s more about the people involved than the task at hand. This leads to the more complex issue – on the web, how do you jump to that next level and get into that ‘growth’ stage. It’s also an interesting challenge which I’ve been discussiing with Anshul who’s been running youthkiawaaz.com. A journalist driven blogging site with well written content focused on youth in India. Hiring Interns in a startup We’re experimenting with interns this summer. Mostly, summer interns for marketing, delivery management etc. One fell sick with jaundice and the others are yet to join… many people advise that it’s probably not worth the effort. Keen to see what our experience will be by August. Technology Using a CMS plugin to solve IE6 compatability issues – bad decision. Browser compatability continues to torment most of the web development world. In a country like India, you can’t ignore IE6 and recently safari has started becoming significant enough to warrant attention. The other consistent complaint across all online marketing projects is the ever widening gap between ‘clicks’ and ‘visits’. Analytics reveal only 50% of the paid traffic from adwords and facebook actually turn into ‘visits’. The reasons provided for this are not really sufficient in my mind. They say visits are not recorded for people that have javascript disabled. kobe 11 pas cher If that were the case then on average most CMS features would not load for 50% of the people – and that’s not consistent with the recorded bounce rate. Affiliate networks have long complained that India is not suited for the ‘click’ model anyway… One way around this is to get into a ‘cost per lead’ model – but then the quality of the leads become truly doubtful. Sanitiser update: Godrej did a free sample sachet sample for Protekt – their hand sanitiser brand. Rs. 2 for the sachet. NMD Adidas Dames beige The radio is full of ads for this product as well.

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