Top Google Reader Alternative, Feedly

Looking for a news reader alternative to Google Reader?

Google recently announced its Google Reader is going to be expired on July 1, 2013. Before you panic, a similar, if not better, alternative is already available and gaining popularity: Feedly. It's available for Chrome, Safari and Firefox as well as mobile syncing for Android and iOS. It features a simple, sleek interface and will migrate all of your Google Reader information seemlessly. The site currenty has over 600,000 users, 500,000 of which are new users since the announcement of the end of Google Reader two days ago.

Make sure you switch to Feedly before Google Reader ends in order to ensure all your information is transitioned over seamlessly. Once downloading Feedly you are immedietly prompted to sync with your Google Reader account and in moments all your subscriptions and "starred" posts have been transfered over to Feedly. 

Feedly has the same core features as Google Reader with many preference options available and makes it easy to save and share content. Although the default "magazine" view is a visually pleasing way to scroll through your updates, you may want to consider switching to the "condensed" view in order to have a view similar to Google Reader. This shows a list view of titles which is more efficient when scanning through articles quickly. There are many different settings you can alter in order to create an experience similar to Google Reader. To get more tips for Google Reader users migrating to feedly click here.

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Email Marketing Workshop

2013 Pluggedemail

Email Marketing Workshop

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
12-1:30 PM
Half Shell Oyster House (1991 Main St.)

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Buy any 5 workshops and get 20% OFF!

Email marketing still gives businesses the best return on their investment, yet most people are not using it properly! Join us for our workshop and learn strategies and tips to reinvent and revamp this commonly overlooked form of marketing.

Every 2 weeks we will feature a new Business Development topic while you enjoy a phenomenal lunch in the Half Shell Oyster House private meeting room. This is also a great NETWORKING opportunity.

PRICE $20 Includes Workshop, Lunch, Beverage and Gratuity. 

Seating is limited so please reserve your spot in advance.

Vegetarian option available.

Register at www.destinyg.com/education

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Website Design Florida

We have a team of experts servicing Florida that are ready to design your website! By using Joomla, we are able to create new, unique and easy to use websites that will make your company look like a million bucks. Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular website software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. This allows us to build great websites in less time and at a great price.

We not only create eye catching website designs for Florida, but also help develop your company even farther by social media integration. We connect your Facebook, Twitter, etc. with your website and also push your content through to these sites. This creates a complete online presence  that many companies don't have. This brings you to the top of Google searches and gets your name out there to be seen!

Click here to see examples of the work we have done! What can we do for you?

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Website Design Naples

We have a team of experts servicing Naples that are ready to design your website! By using Joomla, we are able to create new, unique and easy to use websites that will make your company look like a million bucks. Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular website software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. This allows us to build great websites in less time and at a great price.

We not only create eye catching website designs for Naples, but also help develop your company even farther by social media integration. We connect your Facebook, Twitter, etc. with your website and also push your content through to these sites. This creates a complete online presence  that many companies don't have. This brings you to the top of Google searches and gets your name out there to be seen!

Click here to see examples of the work we have done! What can we do for you?

 

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Website Design Miami

We have a team of experts servicing Miami that are ready to design your website! By using Joomla, we are able to create new, unique and easy to use websites that will make your company look like a million bucks. Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular website software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. This allows us to build great websites in less time and at a great price.

We not only create eye catching website designs for Miami, but also help develop your company even farther by social media integration. We connect your Facebook, Twitter, etc. with your website and also push your content through to these sites. This creates a complete online presence  that many companies don't have. This brings you to the top of Google searches and gets your name out there to be seen!

Click here to see examples of the work we have done! What can we do for you?

 

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Website Design Orlando

We have a team of experts servicing Orlando that are ready to design your website! By using Joomla, we are able to create new, unique and easy to use websites that will make your company look like a million bucks. Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular website software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. This allows us to build great websites in less time and at a great price.

We not only create eye catching website designs for Orlando, but also help develop your company even farther by social media integration. We connect your Facebook, Twitter, etc. with your website and also push your content through to these sites. This creates a complete online presence  that many companies don't have. This brings you to the top of Google searches and gets your name out there to be seen!

Click here to see examples of the work we have done! What can we do for you?

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Destiny Group has partnered with The Sarasota-Manatee Originals

We are so excited to partner with The Sarasota-Manatee Originals! The Originals are such an important part of our city's history and community. They are a close-knit group of locally owned restaurants, some who have been around as long as 20 years, who are committed to keeping the Sarasota and Manatee area unique.

We have built The Originals website from the ground up! Running their social media has been such a special project for us because of their interesting events, special promotions, and variety of restaurants involved. We have taken on all of the social media platforms and are thrilled to see such a great response from the community and desire to see The Originals succeed!

We are going to begin educational programs with The Originals and teach their members about online marketing, social media platforms, and search engine optimization. These classes will help them to create a stronger image for their restaurants and understand how to tackle different online publicity strategies. This will not only enhance their own image, but The Originals image as a whole.

In the Sarasota area, we have done website design for The Bijou Cafe and Drunken Poet who are part of The Originals and are currently working on revamping The Crow's Nest. With such as strong sense of unity throughout the different restaurants within The Originals, we feel as if we have been accepted as part of their family and look forward to additional projects we take on.

 

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Website Design Fort Myers

We have a team of experts servicing Fort Myers that are ready to design your website! By using Joomla, we are able to create new, unique and easy to use websites that will make your company look like a million bucks. Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular website software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. This allows us to build great websites in less time and at a great price.

We not only create eye catching website designs for Fort Myers, but also help develop your company even farther by social media integration. We connect your Facebook, Twitter, etc. with your website and also push your content through to these sites. This creates a complete online presence  that many companies don't have. This brings you to the top of Google searches and gets your name out there to be seen!

Click here to see examples of the work we have done! What can we do for you?

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Website Design Tampa

We have a team of experts servicing Tampa that are ready to design your website! By using Joomla, we are able to create new, unique and easy to use websites that will make your company look like a million bucks. Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular website software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. This allows us to build great websites in less time and at a great price.

We not only create eye catching website designs for Tampa, but also help develop your company even farther by social media integration. We connect your Facebook, Twitter, etc. with your website and also push your content through to these sites. This creates a complete online presence  that many companies don't have. This brings you to the top of Google searches and gets your name out there to be seen!

Click here to see examples of the work we have done! What can we do for you?

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Website Design St. Petersburg

We have a team of experts servicing St. Petersburg that are ready to design your website! By using Joomla, we are able to create new, unique and easy to use websites that will make your company look like a million bucks. Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular website software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. This allows us to build great websites in less time and at a great price.

We not only create eye catching website designs for St. Petersburg, but also help develop your company even farther by social media integration. We connect your Facebook, Twitter, etc. with your website and also push your content through to these sites. This creates a complete online presence  that many companies don't have. This brings you to the top of Google searches and gets your name out there to be seen!

Click here to see examples of the work we have done! What can we do for you? 

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Website Design Sarasota

We have a team of experts servicing Sarasota that are ready to design your website! By using Joomla, we are able to create new, unique and easy to use websites that will make your company look like a million bucks. Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular website software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. This allows us to build great websites in less time and at a great price.

We not only create eye catching website designs for Sarasota, but also help develop your company even farther by social media integration. We connect your Facebook, Twitter, etc. with your website and also push your content through to these sites. This creates a complete online presence  that many companies don't have. This brings you to the top of Google searches and gets your name out there to be seen!

Click here to see examples of the work we have done! What can we do for you?

 

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Website Design Bradenton

We have a team of experts servicing Bradenton that are ready to design your website! By using Joomla, we are able to create new, unique and easy to use websites that will make your company look like a million bucks. Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular website software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. This allows us to build great websites in less time and at a great price.

We not only create eye catching website designs for Bradenton, but also help develop your company even farther by social media integration. We connect your Facebook, Twitter, etc. with your website and also push your content through to these sites. This creates a complete online presence  that many companies don't have. This brings you to the top of Google searches and gets your name out there to be seen!

Click here to see examples of the work we have done! What can we do for you?

 

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Destiny Group's 10 Year Anniversary Party Pix!

Thanks for coming to our 10 Year Anniversary Party! We had an amazing time! You can see all the photos of the event from our photographer Cliff Roles by clicking here or on the image below.

 

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Google+ Meets Google Local

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 Why Google+

  • Increased Traffic through organic Search/Local Rankings (Google Places)

  • Google + Pages will be indexed like any page in your website

  • The Power of Reviews

  • Customer Service

    Google+ allows businesses to:

  • Create pages and develop relationships with prospects and customers on multiple levels. Individuals can add a brand to a specific Google+ Circle

  • Individuals can share a Google+ page with their network, and interact

    • users can +1 (or in other words, endorse) the updates a company publishes

    • leave comments, upload photos, and tag the brand in them.

  • The Hangouts feature enables companies to engage with fans, prospects, and customers through video conference calls.

  • Video chat is definitely the element that distinguishes Google+ from other existing social networks. “we want to help you make the same kinds of lasting connections with your customers online the way you can in real life,” wrote dennis Troper, product Management director, Google+ pages. Video communication is one way to make this happen.

    10 Facts about Google + Pages

    1) Pages can’t add people to circles until the page is added first or mentioned
    2) pages can be made for a variety of entities, profiles can only be made for people
    3) The default privacy setting for elements on your business page is public
    4) Google+ pages automatically unfollow you if you unfollow them.
    5) Pages have the +1 button
    6) Pages can’t +1 other pages, nor can they +1 content on the web
    7) Pages don’t receive notifications via email, text, or in the Google bar
    8) Pages don’t have the option to share to ‘extended circles
    9) local pages have special fields that help people find the business’ physical location.
    10) Google+ pages can’t even mention you unless you’re connected.

    Setting up a Google+ Page

    1) Choose a gmail account you will use for business
    2) http://www.google.com/+/business/
    3) Choose Page type, category and add business info
    4) Complete ALL Fields - Add some photos
    5) VERIFY your Page

    Search benefits of Google+

  • Improves Googles Intelligence - its all about the connections

  • Improved Search results- spamming easier to detect

  • Changing How You Get Traffic - +1 everywere

  • Websites with a +1 button get 3.5 times the Google+ Traffic!!

  • Improved Click Through Rates

         Direct Connect - OMG


Best practices for marketing on Google+

  • Share lots of photos

  • Add recommended links

  • Promote your G+ page on your website / blog

  • Ask “Please share” when posting

  • Analyze traffic from your G+ page

     
    The power of the Circle - Segmentation is Critical online

    Examples: CUSTOMERS, VENDORS, vip clients...

     
    Reviews

  • The game has changed - more accountability

  • Ask for reviews from customers

  • You can leave a review as a Business (Page) as well as a User

  • Download G+ Local on your Phone

Join us to celebrate Destiny Group's 10 Year Anniversary!

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You are invited!
Destiny Group's 10 Year Anniversary Party! 

5-7 pm, Wed., Aug 1

Join us for food, drinks, music and more to celebrate our 10th anniversary! We're grateful for your friendship, business and support and want to share our new home with you, plus an awesome time.

Come for a chance to win a FREE WEBSITE!

 

Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Fri, July 27.
Food provided by Jpan Restaurant & music by DJ Imminent.
2801 Fruitville Rd., #120 

Times of Crisis

 

In times of crisis, it seems obvious that we should forget about so-called luxuries to save money, take care of our expenses, buy only what we need and think more carefully about the choices we make.

While sensible at first glance, all of this creates a state of mind in which we operate with the assumption that there's not enough for everyone and that we have to share what little we do have. We call this a "lack context." We live with the feeling that we will never get anything we want and that we are forced to defend what's ours. From this context, we end up receiving less and less, when we wanted to get more and more, causing us to work harder and harder.

Eventually, we begin to ask ourselves: How are we going to get out of this? What can we do differently? When will this crisis end?

These questions help us look at the actions we can take to achieve different results. The approach suggested by Ontological Coaching encourages us to look beyond our actions and focus on understanding how we are seeing and talking about ourselves. From this broad point of view, we can generate new thoughts that allow us to live in a "context of abundance" where crisis is an opportunity to start looking outward, leaving aside our selfishness and putting our focus on growing a community and joining forces with others to create synergy.

As a means of taking responsibility for our success and that of our community, Destiny Consulting is implementing this concept through our free Coaching Workshops, dedicating ourselves to sharing the tools that help people generate growth in their businesses, and to carry their successes forward to benefit their communities.

Internet Marketing Testimonial from a Customer

Mark Baker from Shuhari Martial Arts explains how his new website is working better for him and keeps bringing new customers to his Karate Dojo. Learn More about Shuhari Martial Arts at www.shuharimartialarts.com

 

 

Shuhari's new website comes up in the first page of google with several related keywords in the necessary areas or interest. This not only brings more customers but also got the attention from ABC7 News and they contacted the dojo to do a story about Self Defense showcasing Mark Baker and Shuhari.  Check the video bellow... ABC7 reporters searched "Self Defense Sarasota" on Google and Shuhari came up several times on the first page, check the results by clicking on this link.

Happy Holidays from DestinyTech

Your friends from DestinyTech would like to wish you...


May 2012 be Social and Prosperous

The new twitter is here, now with business features?

A new twitter version is out and it looks a lot like facebook to me. I think we have now a 3 way competition for the best social network, facebook now is not only competing with Google + but twitter got into the race too. You might think they where already, but tweeter was left behind by the power of facebook and the business pages...  well, now twitter announces branded twitter professional pages coming up...  

 

JOOMLA WINS THE PACKT OPEN SOURCE CMS AWARD

 

Joomla has won the Packt Publishing award for the top open source CMS.

Now in its sixth year, many consider the Packt Open Source Award as a top honor for an open source project. Joomla won the award based on a combination of public voting and input by a panel of judges consisting of open source luminaries.

Julian Copes of Packt Publishing said:

“Although around since 2005, Joomla really reinvented itself this year with the introduction of Joomla 1.6 and 1.7, the first product releases for the CMS since 2008. Furthermore, Joomla realized dramatic growth this year as evidenced by its number of downloads and documented government sites powered by Joomla. We are proud to honor Joomla with its third Packt Open Source Award since we launched it six years ago.”

Joomla previously won the same award, the Packt Open Source CMS Award, in 2006 and also won the Packt Best PHP Open Source CMS Award 2007. Some of the milestones the open source CMS reached this year that contributed to it winning the Packt award include:

  • Joomla surpassed 26 million downloads. Although it launched in 2005, this number is only from 2007 to the present since that is when Joomla began documenting downloads.
  • It documented more than 2,900 government sites worldwide powered by Joomla. These include the U.S. Central Command, U.K. Ministry of Defense and many more.
  • Info-Tech Research recently confirmed Joomla powers more than 1.5 million websites. These include Citibank, eBay, General Electric and many more.

Ryan Ozimek, president of Open Source Matters, the not-for-profit created to provide organizational, legal and financial support to the Joomla project, said:

“Joomla’s documented growth over the past year is a bi-product of our broad, diverse community spanning hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The people and open source experts have spoken with this award and we are honored that they have acknowledged what all of these people in our community passionately believe — Joomla is the absolutely best platform to power websites, Intranets and blogs.”