Microsoft OneDrive vs. Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Amazon Cloud Drive vs. Box vs. Mega [Comparison]

OneDrive vs. Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Amazon Cloud Drive vs. Box vs. Mega

If you’re an active internet user then it’s more likely that you’re using a cloud storage service (or an online backup service). If you’re not using that then you’re going to need it. A cloud storage service can be useful to you in several ways. For instance, it can save the disk space on your PC if you store your photos and videos online. Also, it can be used as a backup service so that your files are all safe in the cloud even if your computer hard drive crashes. And yeah, today cloud storage service has become increasingly popular because of their cross-platform support. It means that you can upload your documents from your PC to the cloud and can instantly access it via your mobile.

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Bye-bye Windows Live Writer, Hello WordPress Editor! After 7 Years…

I’m a huge fan of Windows Live Writer and it  has been my favorite blog publishing tool since 2007. In fact, all my blog posts over the past 7 years on this blog were written using Windows Live Writer except this one. This is the first ever blog post of mine written by using ONLY default WordPress Visual/Text Editor.

Windows Live Writer vs. WordPress Editor

The user interface of Windows Live Writer is the primary reason I (and probably everyone else) loved it. Why? Because it’s literally a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor. When we add our WordPress (or Blogger.com) account to Live Writer it will analyze our blog’s content and will then download the blog theme (including the stylesheet) so that we can write as if we’re writing using the front-end of the blog.
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Need A Free Google Apps Alternative? Use Gmail As Your Email Hub!

Google Apps

If you’re a blogger, freelancer or an Internet entrepreneur then you need your own custom email address, right? Because sooner or later you’ll feel embarrassed to show your @gmail.com, @yahoo.com, @hotmail.com, or @aol.com email address to the public. So the usual option is to sign up for a domain name and a web hosting plan and then use an email client like Outlook Express to access email. But that sucks!

And then Microsoft introduced Windows Live Custom Domains back in 2005 and later in 2006 Google introduced Gmail For Your Domain (now known as Google Apps). A free Google Apps account was the perfect solution since we got a Gmail like experience for our custom email accounts. And I was super excited when I was able to host my email in the Google cloud.

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Free Bing Ads Coupon Code – Worth Up To $100

Bing

Grow your business with the new Yahoo! Bing Network. Now you can request Bing Ads coupon code for free advertising on the Yahoo! Bing Network. The coupon is applicable to new advertisers only and will be e-mailed to you in three business days with instructions about how to redeem your voucher code. The free credits is available to the residents of U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, India, Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil.

Why Bing Ads (formerly Microsoft adCenter)?

  1. With one Bing Ads account you can advertise on the Yahoo! Bing Network.
  2. Access to advertising inventory from Yahoo, Bing, and their partner websites.
  3. Two great search engines (Bing & Yahoo!). One single platform.
  4. See your ads on Yahoo and Bing search engines with one Bing Ads account.
  5. Yahoo Bing Network represents 30% search share in U.S.
  6. Combined audience of nearly 600 million searchers worldwide.
  7. Offers better conversions and traffic quality than Google.
  8. It’s fast, easy, and absolutely free to start your campaign today.

Read: Why You Should Advertise On Bing Ads And Not On Google AdWords

What You Need To Know About Bing Ads Coupon

Bing Ads

Now, you can advertise on the Yahoo! Bing Network for free! Bing Ads is now offering free coupons for the residents of U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, India, Australia and New Zealand. Bing advertising coupon for the U.S. & Canada is $100, for UK it’s £75, for France it’s €50, for Germany it’s €50, for India it’s Rs. 1,000, for New Zealand it’s $40 NZD, for Australia it’s $40 AUD, and for Brazil it’s R$60.

Your billing address and currency should match the promo code that you’re going to apply (e.g. UK address, UK currency (GBP), UK Coupon Code). You are not allowed to change the currency once the account is created so make sure that the Bing Ads promotion is for the same currency and country you are located in, otherwise it will not work properly since the coupon code is considered as type of currency.

10 Steps To Start Your Bing Ads Campaign

  1. Click the “Sign Up” link below according to your country.
  2. Now “Submit” your contact information to get a coupon code for free search advertising.
  3. Your Bing Ads coupon code will be e-mailed to you in three business days.
  4. Your e-mail will contain a link to sign-up for advertising on Yahoo Bing Network through Bing Ads.
  5. Create your new Bing Ads account by entering the basic info – Name, Address, etc.
  6. Login to your new account and navigate to Bing Ads > Accounts & Billing > Payment Methods.
  7. Now add a valid “Payment Method” to your account in order to redeem the coupon code.
  8. Once you enter a valid payment method, you can redeem the coupon e-mailed to you.
  9. You can enter the coupon code as a “Payment Method” once you have entered the billing details.
  10. Kick-start your search campaigns. – Happy Marketing! :)

Free Bing Advertising Coupon

If you’re from U.S., Sign Up here for credits worth $100.
If you’re from Canada, Sign Up here for credits worth $100.
If you’re from U.K., Sign Up here for credits worth £75.
If you’re from France, Sign Up here for credits worth €50.
If you’re from Germany, Sign Up here for credits worth €50.
If you’re from India, Sign Up here for credits worth Rs. 1,000.
If you’re from Australia, Sign Up here for credits worth $40 AUD.
If you’re from New Zealand, Sign Up here for credits worth $40 NZD.
If you’re from Brazil, Sign Up here for credits worth R$60.

Recommended: Free Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising Credits Worth $200

Bing Ads Promo Code Redemption Details

Offer expires on June 30, 2015 and applies to new advertisers only who sign up for a Bing Ads account. There is a minimum bid requirement of $0.05 per click and any portion of Bing Ad credit not used within 90 days from the date you signed up will expire.

Free Microsoft adCenter Promo Code

Microsoft adCenter

What is Microsoft adCenter?

Microsoft adCenter is a platform that enables you to create, manage and optimize your search marketing campaigns to targeted buyers from a pool of 162 million unique search users on Microsoft Bing and Yahoo! Networks. That’s over 30% of US online market. 81% of them have recently purchased online, and they convert at a higher average rate than Google.

Microsoft adCenter Promotional Coupon Code

Yahoo! Bing Network

Microsoft adCenter (formerly MSN adCenter) is now offering free coupon codes for the residents of US, Canada, UK, India, France, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. However, the promotional code is different for each countries. adCenter Coupon for United States and Canada is $100, for UK it’s £75, for India it’s Rs. 1,000, for France it’s €50, for Germany it’s €50, for Australia it’s $40 AUD, for New Zealand it’s $40 NZD and for Brazil it’s R$60 (so you’re supposed to use the coupons accordingly). Moreover, your billing address, currency, and of course the coupon code should match (e.g. U.K. billing address, U.K. currency, U.K. promo code). You cannot change the currency once the account is created so make sure that the coupon is for the same currency and country you are located, otherwise it will not work properly since the adCenter promo codes are considered as type of currency.

Kick-start Your First Ad Campaign With Free Microsoft adCenter Promo Code

Are you from U.S.? Sign Up here & get $100 Credits.
Are you from Canada? Sign Up here & $100 Credits.
Are you from U.K.? Sign Up here & get £75 Credits.
Are you from France? Sign Up here & get €50 Credits.
Are you from Germany? Sign Up here & get €50 Credits.
Are you from India? Sign Up here & get Rs. 1,000 Credits.
Are you from Australia? Sign Up here & get $40 AUD Credits.
Are you from New Zealand? Sign Up here & get $40 NZD Credits.
Are you from Brazil? Sign Up here & get R$60 Credits.

Read: Why You Should Advertise On Bing Ads And Not AdWords

Make the most of your marketing budget

Online advertising isn’t just for big businesses with big budgets. Keyword advertising can be an effective, low-cost way to get new customers to find your business online. Microsoft adCenter makes it easy to begin using paid search (also called keyword advertising). You can start with just a few keywords and build from there — It’s fast, easy, and absolutely free to start your Microsoft adCenter campaign today. And you only pay when your ad is clicked.

Reach out to a qualified audience

Not all search engines bring the same audience, so a wise search marketer considers using more than one in his or her marketing tool bag. A little research can be of great help in determining where to start. Microsoft adCenter puts your ad in front of Bing and Yahoo! search users, who are converted to customers at a higher average rate than Google users in three out of five categories. It’s a qualified audience of proven buyers to whom you can start advertising your business when you sign up for adCenter.

Target your marketing efforts

By adopting adCenter’s targeting capabilities, you can reach out to the right audience at the right time and help improve your return on investment. Audience selection criteria helps improve your audience targeting strategy with the ability to target based on geographical location, day of the week, time of day and age and gender.

Let Microsoft adCenter be the ticket to search marketing success for your small business

Microsoft adCenter is an advanced platform for online advertising— powerful enough to allow you to reach out to millions and millions of viewers on the Microsoft Bing and Yahoo! networks and precise enough to target your potential customers.

Note: Make sure that you use the appropriate URL to sign up. That is, residents of UK must use the sign up the URL for UK, and residents of India must use the sign up the URL for India.

Microsoft adCenter Promo Code Details

Valid only for advertisers who open a new Bing Ads account by June 30, 2015 (midnight PST). The offer valid only for residents of US, Canada, UK, India, France, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, and Brazil. Limit: one ad credit per customer. There is a minimum bid requirement of $0.05 per click through when using adCenter.

Bing Ads vs. Google AdWords: 10 Features Unique To Bing Ads

Bing Ads vs. Google AdWords

If you’re a search engine marketer and if someone asks you to name two search engines, it’s more likely that you mention Google and Bing (or maybe Yahoo), right? Of course there are other search engines like Baidu, Yandex, Blekko, DuckDuckGo, etc. but Google and Bing are the two real search engines that matter the most to advertisers. Why? Because Google and Bing (Microsoft & Yahoo) have a combined market share of over 90% in the U.S. search market according to comScore.

Google vs. Yahoo Bing Network: Search Market Share

Google has a search market share of 67.5% in the U.S. and the combined market share of the Yahoo Bing network is around 30% as of March, 2014. So it means that when you advertise on Google AdWords and Bing Ads you’re already reaching 90% of searchers. If you’re not promoting your business on Bing then it’s like you’re ignoring a large population as 1/3rd of all searches takes places on non-Google websites.

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Free Microsoft adCenter Coupon Code – Worth Up To $100

Free Microsoft adCenter Coupon

Advertise on Bing and Yahoo! Search for FREE!

Advertise on Bing and Yahoo! Search for FREE! Microsoft is offering a free adCenter Coupon Codes to the residents of United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, India, Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil – one promotional coupon code per customer.

Free Microsoft adCenter Coupon

The Microsoft adCenter Coupon credit for US & Canada is $100, for U.K. it’s £75, for France it’s €50, for Germany it’s €50, for India it’s Rs. 1,000, for Australia it’s $40 AUD, for New Zealand it’s $40 NZD, and for Brazil it’s R$60. So if you’re from U.K. then you’re required to use U.K. Coupon as your address, currency, and the coupon code should match (e.g U.S. address, U.S. Dollar, U.S. Dollar coupon). Since adCenter Coupon Code is considered as a type of currency you’re not allowed to change the currency or the promo code redeemed once the account is active.

10 Steps To Start Your Microsoft adCenter Campaign

  1. Click the “Sign Up” link below according to your country.
  2. “Submit” your contact information to get your adCenter coupon code and sign up link via e-mail.
  3. Your adCenter coupon code will be e-mailed to you in three business days.
  4. Your e-mail will contain a link to sign-up for free advertising on Microsoft adCenter.
  5. Create your new adCenter account by entering – Name, Address, Phone, etc.
  6. Login to your account and navigate to Accounts & Billing > Payment Methods.
  7. Add a valid “Payment Method” to your account in order to redeem the coupon code.
  8. Once you enter a valid payment method, you can apply the coupon code e-mailed to you.
  9. Enter the coupon code as a “Payment Method” once you have entered the billing details.
  10. Start your campaign!

Sign Up for Microsoft adCenter

Are you from U.S.? Sign Up here & get $100 Credits.
Are you from Canada? Sign Up here & $100 Credits.
Are you from U.K.? Sign Up here & get £75 Credits.
Are you from France? Sign Up here & get €50 Credits.
Are you from Germany? Sign Up here & get €50 Credits.
Are you from India? Sign Up here & get Rs. 1,000 Credits.
Are you from Australia? Sign Up here & get $40 AUD Credits.
Are you from New Zealand? Sign Up here & get $40 NZD Credits.
Are you from Brazil? Sign Up here & get R$60 Credits.

Recommended: Free Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising Credits Worth $300

Microsoft adCenter Promo Code Redemption Details

Offer expires on June 30, 2015 and applies to advertisers only who sign up for a new adCenter account. There is a minimum bid requirement of $0.05 per click and any portion of coupon credits not used within 90 days from the date you signed up will expire. adCenter Coupon Codes are valid only to the residents of U.S. & Canada, U.K., France, Germany, India, New Zealand, Australia, and Brazil with one coupon code per customer.

I Wonder Why Yahoo! Mail Plus ($19.99/year) Still Exists

Yahoo! Mail Plus

I really wonder why Yahoo! Mail still offers their paid e-mail service dubbed as "Yahoo! Mail Plus". Yahoo! Mail Plus may have been useful for those power e-mail users in the pre-Gmail era when our free storage was just 2 MB (Hotmail). But why today?

Yahoo! still says upgrade your account now and “Get a whole year for $19.99—that’s less than $2/month!”. Oh, seriously?

Now what extra features do we get with the paid plan? No graphical ads, disposable e-mail addresses, up to 200 e-mail filters, no account expiration, e-mail forwarding, and POP access.

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