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


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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


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Google+ Launches Branded Pages

Google has finally unveiled brand pages for Google+, allowing businesses and brands to join Google’s social network.

“So far Google+ has focused on connecting people with other people,” Google SVP of Social Vic Gundotra said in a blog post. “But we want to make sure you can build relationships with all the things you care about—from local businesses to global brands—so today we’re rolling out Google+ Pages worldwide.”

The new Google+ brand pages look similar to Google+ Profiles, except for the little square icon that designates that it’s a Page rather than a Profile. Users can add brands such as Fox News, the Dallas Cowboys and Angry Birds to their circles, check out their information and browse their photos. When users add a brand to their circles, it increases that brand’s follower count.

Here's our page :)  ADD US TO YOUR CIRCLES at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/104294490742835639574/104294490742835639574/posts

 

More about this article at: http://mashable.com/2011/11/07/google-launches-branded-pages/

 

Websites now and then... A retrospect view on website technology (2004 - 2011)

I was cleaning my computer files today and found one of the websites we did in 2004... WOW... it was like TIME TRAVELING :) 
It's amazing how website technology has evolved in the past 7 years.

Then (2004)

View snapshot bellow of an OLD static HTML with frames.

This site was consider awesome at that time :) but looking at it today, every picture on the photo gallery was a separated HTML file (A SEPARATED PAGE) instead of being part of an actual PHOTO GALLERY... I also remember having to setup every link for the BEFORE and AFTER arrows in the gallery...  each a separated link done one by one... CRAZY!
Another old technology I remember as part of this site was the use of FRAMES, then a very nice tool to separate different parts of a website and create nice menus with pages inside, NOW a horrible memory from the past that hides EVERYTHING from google :)

 

Now (2011)

View a snapshot of one of our latest Joomla CMS Websites bellow (www.elizabethvanriper.com)

With the growth of CMS (Content management solutions), now everything is easier and faster. That photo gallery is a component that you just upload pictures to, and it shows them in different formats depending on the settings you provide thru a very simple online tool :)
New tools like blogs, RSS feeds and contact forms make websites more interactive and engaging. On the other hand, all the power is in your hands, and not on the designer's or programmer's hands. 

You own your website, you can change your website and make it grow yourself... 

Learn more about CMS technology and Joomla (our choice for CMS) at www.joomla.org

Free Business Coaching Workshops in Sarasota, Florida

 

We want to thank all the people that came to our FREE Business Coaching Workshop last wednesday at DestinyTech's offices... We'll see you on the 18th and the 20th for your free individual coaching sessions.

If you missed our last FREE Business Coaching workshop you can come to the next one: Wednesday, October 19th at 6pm. We are offering one FREE individual coaching session for the first 12 people that show up that day! 

Register by email since space is limited. 
More details at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=244893892228178

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Facebook Shopping (f-commerce) Consumers spend 67% more on Facebook?

Facebook shopping (f-commerce) is beginning to turn the tide of doing business online, and the businesses that are taking advantage of using facebook fan pages for at least one step of their marketing process are reaping the benefits.

Facebook Shopping and Fan Page eCommerce Predictions

The experts are predicting $30 billion in global purchases on facebook by 2015. Currently, we are at $5 billion in transactions occurring on Facebook, so $30 billion seems a long way off, until you look at the trends. The truth is, if Facebook is watching the numbers , we’re most likely going to see more and more features for businesses added to the already growing fan page commerce offering.

If you’re just looking at fan pages along, Facebook’s actions suggest that there’s no limit to where things could go. Facebook is offering businesses the ability to attract thousands of new fans with new features like iframes, questions, at tagging, etc. They’ve given businesses a place to interact with their customers, which is leading to more sales because everything is happening inside a trusted and safe environment.

Original Post by: http://get10000fans.com/the-history-of-facebook-shoppin

People Talking About - Facebook's new metric for pages

 

Facebook has overhauled its Pages Insights analytics tool and added a new metric to gauge the health of a page: “People Talking About.”

That statistic, which users will see on Pages below the total number of “Likes,” will be one of four tracked by Pages Insights. The idea is that users will understand a Page with a high People Talking About rating is one that has compelling content. Likewise, content creators will be motivated to make their Pages more comment-worthy.

People Talking About (that might not be the final name for the metric; at press time, Facebook wasn’t sure) will measure user-initiated activity related to a Page, including posting to a Page’s Wall, “liking,” commenting, sharing a Page post or content on the Page, answering a Question posed to fans, mentioning a Page, “liking” or sharing a deal or checking in at your Place.

Read more at: http://mashable.com/2011/10/02/facebook-people-talking-about/

 

Update Oct 7:  This new metric shows the number of people on Facebook who have engaged with your page in the last 7 days 

 

More facebook changes... LOTS of them

Facebook has just launched an incredible amount of changes, and as everybody else we are trying to keep up with them :)
BTW: Facebook has hit 800 million users. The social network just saw a new record for the most visitors in one day: an eye-popping 500 million.
Here's a list of the most important facebook changes this week:
 

# 1 Timeline

In other words, your COMPLETE life on facebook (check pictures). This is an ever-evolving profile page that scrolls all the way back to your birth, so you and all your friends will see EVERYTHING you have posted on facebook since you got in + everything you add now, since you can also add posts in the past :).
 
Timeline is in beta now (only developers), and will be opt-in to start. In the long run, it will become the new default profile page.
Check the snapshot bellow to get a sneak peak. 
 

# 2 The LIKE family is growing..

You will be able to [verb] any [noun]. You’ll start seeing the option to tell the world you’re Reading a particular book, for example, or Watching a given movie, or Listening to a certain tune. 
 

# 3 Facebook apps need only ask permission once to share stories on your behalf. 

This is one of those security changes that will bring some controversy.
 

# 4 All “lightweight” information is going to the Ticker. 

All the information you don't really care about, like farmville status updates will go to the ticker so you see the most important stuff.
 

# 5 You will be able to watch TV and movies, listen to music, and read news with your friends

all within Facebook, thanks to a whole bunch of partnerships
 

 

What do you think about these changes?

Top 5 Facebook Changes this week

Facebook is constantly rolling out new features and this week was not different. Now with Google+ the amount of changes and the frequency has increase dramatically.

Here’s a look at Top 5 new features this week on Facebook

 

#1 Friend Lists

The biggest change to Facebook is with friend lists, now you have:

  • Close Friends
  • Acquaintances
  • Custom lists: you can create your own :)

 

#2 Smart Lists

Smart Lists are Facebook’s way of automatically grouping friends together in common ways (work, school, family, city)

Learn more about facebook lists at http://www.facebook.com/help?page=768

 

#3 Universal Feed Hide

Facebook’s new settings let you control the information you see from your Close Friend or Acquaintances.

 

#4 Subscribe to Interesting People

Moving past friends - this is also new. you can now  subscribe to get posts from strangers or celebrities without being friends with them – as long as they set their post to public.

 

#5 No More Emails

Good news! You don’t get emails on Facebook unless you ask for them. 

 

What do you think of the Facebook changes?

For more info contact us at www.destinytech.com/contact

 

Dreams are meant to be accomplished... Coaching anyone?

We are happy to share publicly the birth of a new company... another dream come true!

Almost a year ago I started personal and professional coaching, after some months we started as a company to implement coaching as part of the many tools we have to make the business grow and that has helped us achieve amazing goals and set our company for a completely different future.

From the implications that have arisen as part of this training, it became possible to bring these services now to you.

We have teamed up with a Liderarte Consulting and now happily present Destiny Consulting.

To learn more visit www.destinytechconsulting.com

We thank all those who have inspired and supported to achieve this new dream that has just begun!

We are planning a series of FREE Business Coaching Workshops, here's a link to the first one:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=248289305208709

DestinyTech Team

 

FREE FACEBOOK WORKSHOP September 21st at 6pm


Destiny Tech is teaming up with Coffee Corner (3482 Clark Road) to bring you a series of FREE Internet Marketing Workshops at their coffee shop.This first workshop will be on Wed., Sept. 21:
Registration starts at 6 p.m. 
Workshop starts at 6:30 p.m.
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Coffee Corner will serve free coffee for attendees and we will offer FREE website evaluations.
For more info visit www.destinytech.com
(Coffee Corner is located on the corner of Clark and Beneva).
We can fit up to 30 people! Please register in advance to ensure your spot at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Learn more about the event at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112409318864904
Thanks!
DestinyTech

Website Design Sarasota by DestinyTech

Here we share a video with some of the latest websites we've design in Joomla for customers in Sarasota, Florida.

These Content Management Solution (CMS) Joomla websites are very easy to change and they rank very well on the search engines.

 

 

Click here to learn more about these search engine friendly websites or contact us for a free website evaluation.

Thanks

DestinyTech.

 

Top 10 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website Using LinkedIn



LinkedIn
is a great way to generate free, organic, traffic to your website. Although LinkedIn has been great for job seekers during the most recent economic cycle, it is much more than that. Here you have 10 tips on how to get more traffic from linkedin.


1.  Complete Your Profile: 

Complete your profile 100%, add a great picture of yourself, and take the entire process very seriously.

2.  Increase Your Connections: 

The more connections you have, the more people will have access to your profile.

3.  Customize Your Website Links:

However this is not a “call to action” and you are missing potential traffic because of it.

4.  Answer Questions:

The more questions you answer, the better the chances are of that person asking the question to click on your blog to learn more about you.

5.  Update Status:

LinkedIn also has a status update feature that is a lot like Twitter, only it gives you 148 characters to work with instead of 140. 

6.  Join Related Groups:

Whatever your blog is about, there is an audience of people on LinkedIn that share interest with.

7.  Post Comments In Groups:

Some larger groups are receiving hundreds of new discussion topics every few days 

8.  Add RSS Feed to Groups:

Each group has a section that allows you to add a link to a website with the latest news you think is relevant to that group.  It also allows you to add your own RSS feed or website link so it will automatically update the group every time you post a new article on your blog. 

9.  Create a Group:

This may be one of the most powerful things you can do on LinkedIn.  I won’t go into all of the amazing details on how this has helped me, but I will tell you that owning a group drives a lot of traffic to your site.

10.  Add the Blog Application to Your Profile:

This application posts the title and first paragraph for your most recent articles you have published on your LinkedIn profile.

 

Contact us if you need any help with any of these suggestions in linkedin.

 

Facebook is catching up to Google +, pictures are getting bigger...

Facebook is catching up with new features that Google + has implemented and we love it! The second we knew Google got into the Social media market for real, we knew this was going to create an incredible competition for new features and we see that happening only a couple of months after...

Google + have implemented many new features like bigger and nicer picture interface, better chat, video conference features, etc...  and now facebook is following thru with some of these features..

We have seen changes on chat and now bigger pictures...

Which features do you think facebook should add?

Follow our facebook page here to learn more about free facebook workshops in sarasota

Is Google Adwords only for big companies?

Great article about google adwords from Ryan Singel, WIRED Magazine. It shows how google adwords is only working for big companies that have customers that will represent big money in the future.

Google is now making $3 billion a month in advertising — the majority of which comes from little text ads next to search results.

You might wonder how that’s possible, and who’s spending that much money on search ads.

The answer, according to Larry Kim — the founder of a company that sells software to


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