Professional SEO Company Near You

SEO or the Search Engine Optimization is an approach to increasing traffic generation for an online company. There are numerous companies that are now using this cost effective approach to supercharge their virtual revenues. However, it needs to be remembered that just professional SEO companies must be hired to perform this job in order to get reliable results.

An expert seo specialists perth will help any size of company make the most of internet marketing and increase the chances of actual sales while at the same time increase brand name awareness among the target market sector. While there are lots of SEO companies out there, each declaring to be an expert in the field; it is necessary to discover the one that is experienced in the field. One of the very best ways to obtain hold of specialists in the market’s SEO business, is to look for them in SEO associated magazines.

This will enable inquirers to discover more about their work and credibility in the market. Also business interested in getting SEO services should go through these publications to familiarize themselves with the latest trends in the SEO and internet marketing industry so they can determine the services being offered to them by the picked SEO companies.

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Reading blog sites related to SEO will also be very useful in learning about the crucial companies in the market that are using comprehensive and genuine SEO services to the corporate sector. By finding out more about SEO, a company will be able to question and go over with their chosen SEO business about the SEO requirements according to the requirements of the business and so on.

When searching for professional SEO companies, do not avoid asking coworkers or other entrepreneurs who might have recommendations one can utilize. When asking for referrals, constantly ensure to find out about their experience with the SEO business they worked with. When the choice of a SEO business has actually been settled, proceed by very first giving out a test drive prior to signing any contract.

The trial can last approximately 3 months which will help entrepreneurs to assess the results that the picked company can provide for their companies. Entrepreneurs should bear in mind that discovering a professional SEO business is not an easy task and it requires an investment of time to safeguard from facing a dodgy company that can only provide tall claims and no work. https://www.catapultz.com.au/seo-perth/

The Value of Nearshore Software Development Opportunities: Innovation & Performance

The typical mindset when considering IT outsourcing partners is to look far away, but it may be more beneficial to find a neighboring team through nearshore opportunities and not just because of the usual benefits.

There’s no debating the value of outsourcing as it pertains to software development. In the NextGen Global Outsourcing Survey conducted by Deloitte, 78 percent of respondents indicated that they feel positive about their outsourcing relationship and the advantages it offers.

There are many different types of IT outsourcing services, some of which are more common than others and provide greater value, depending on your goals for outsourcing. Nearshore software development, for example, is an extension of the outsourcing industry that does have its differences from conventional applications like offshoring.

What is nearshore development and how is it different?

Conventional outsource web design involves a direct relationship with a third-party or “provider” outside of your company or team. Outsourcing is a general term that encompasses varying degrees of third-party engagement.

For instance, inshore and offshore are two separate forms of outsourcing. Inshore means you’re working with a third-party located in the same country as your business or organization, while offshore means exactly the opposite. Then there’s dualshore, which is a hybrid of the two — teams are often split between separate locations.

Comparably, nearshore is a similar concept where you’re still working with a third-party; only they’re are located in a neighboring country or region. For instance, a U.S. based company working with another party in North or South America would be a nearshore engagement.

It may seem similar, and by all rights it is, but there are some exclusive benefits of adopting a nearshore relationship as opposed to offshore or even inshore.

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Traditional benefits of nearshore software development

For North American based companies, nearshore development relationships with Latin America partners are particularly attractive.

For starters, time zones remain relatively similar. This is a direct improvement over conventional offshore outsourcing because there are considerable challenges whenworking with a partner or company that operates under a separate time zone. This can also hinder direct relationships and communication when you have a 12 hour difference or more, especially when collaboration hinges on prompt or immediate responses, like it outsourcing.

As PSL Corp says, “we are in the Americas, [so] we can be agile because we are awake when you are awake.” That’s exactly true when it comes to nearshore partners.

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Also, because the region is similar, there are fewer language and cultural barriers to work through. You may be working with a partner in Colombia, as is common with nearshore relationships, with workers who use proper English, and live in a near identical time zone.

In fact, working with companies located in Colombia is a good move for any company considering outsourcing. According to the Global Location Services Index, which measures the suitability for outsourcing services by looking at metrics that indicate which countries display the, “strongest underlying fundamentals.” Colombia ranks 10th on the list, up 10 slots from 2016.

Then, of course, there are much lower rates or costs associated with outsourced development. In fact, lower operating costs are one of the major reasons any organization or business decides to outsource IT and software development. A whopping 59 percent of businesses cite that “cost-cutting” is the primary reason for outsourcing projects.

In Latin and South America, highly skilled programmers or developers work at much cheaper hourly rates. In these countries the average wage is already lower because the cost of living is lower, but often the local currency is weaker than the American dollar. Essentially, this means you get much more for a lot less when you choose a suitable outsourcing partner. This also happens to be what provides nearshore IT development a leg over inshore or local outsourcing and development opportunities.

But, there’s more to it than that

The benefits of outsourcing, and developing a long-term partnership with the right provider, go a long way in allowing companies to innovate and maximize performance. One way this becomes possible is by investing the money saved into R&D, making it possible to innovate faster. The other possibility is by outsourcing the non-essential items and allowing your skilled teams to focus on what they do best.

Then, there’s another way, evidenced by the responses in the Deloitte’s Global Outsourcing survey. “Some companies, [35%] for instance, look to their service providers to help them capture and integrate marketplace advances, such as tapping creative methods for improving quality and enhancing the user experience, to propel competitive advantage at a velocity they could not otherwise achieve by themselves. The savviest organizations use their providers to help them find, filter, and manage the many transformative products and services the marketplace invents to improve business performance.”

Your nearshoring partner is not just another vendor, but rather a valued partner committed to innovation and anticipating and working towards achieving shared goals. It makes sense, what’s good for you is good for them. More and more, these relationships are becoming crucial to the success of organizations. Find the right partner and start innovating, the success of your organization depends on it.

Say “yes” to those nearshore outsourcing opportunities

Despite its many benefits, many companies or teams overlook the idea of nearshore IT outsourcing. The typical mindset dictates that “outsourcing” means shipping the work far away, such as to a completely different continent in the far East.

Just be aware that’s not necessarily the case, and you can definitely find a suitable partner or collaborator in a neighboring country.

About PSL: With 30 years of experience and 500+ engineers, we focus on open and transparent long term relationships, embracing your goals as our own. Let us help you face your most complex software engineering challenges by deploying high performance outsourcing teams in your same time-zone. https://www.pslcorp.com/outsource-web-development/

Fusionex CEO Ivan Teh bags technopreneurship award

Kuala Lumpur: Fusionex Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Ivan Teh, was awarded the ‘Technopreneur of Excellence 2017 Award’ at the National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) ICT Awards ceremony recently.

In a statement Monday, Fusionex said, the award was in recognition of its achievements and contributions towards growing and supporting the information and communications technology (ICT) sector in the region and was reserved for individuals demonstrating ICT best practices.

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“The award is also to commend the company’s diligence, commitment and continuous innovation.

“It marks the continuous excellence exhibited by Fusionex, helmed by Teh, and follows the firm’s earlier win of the ‘Company Excellence Award’ in 2016,” it said.

The global information technology company said as a premier data technology player, Teh has also led the firm to strike a strategic alliance with Alibaba Cloud, one of the fastest-growing cloud providers in the world. http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=120484

 

Fusionex launches GIANT 2017, comes with NLP capability

FUSIONEX International Plc, a big data analytics solutions provider, believes that its new big data analytics solution can help the company to win more clients and gain market share.

The analytics solution, known as Fusionex GIANT, allows companies to have a holistic view of its business operations, understand trends, buyers behavior, and even predict outcomes. Unlike larger big data companies from the US or Europe, the company’s big data solutions are more user-friendly and easier to deploy.

“Our solutions may not be as powerful as some of our rivals’, but it has the features and characteristics that meets the needs of the chief executive officer, the chief information officer, and chief financial officer,” Fusionex founder Ivan Teh told Digital News Asia recently.

“Today, CEOs want a fast-to-deploy big data solutions, they can’t wait 18 months or more for the implementation. CIOs and CFOs want a solutions that are easy to manage, easy to use, and does not cost a lot to maintain.”

According to Teh, the new GIANT, dubbed the Fusionex GIANT 2017, is far more superior than the predecessor. He said that it is now able to make sense of trillions of data sets — making it a suitable tool for banks, stockbroking firms, hotel chains, manufacturers and others.

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Like the previous version, the GIANT allows users to get key insights by just ‘drag-and-drop’. For example, dragging the company’s sales data and customers data could allow the company to find out which particular products are more popular among the young working adults.

“More importantly, the new GIANT allows user to get insights in the easiest way possible — by talking to it. The new GIANT comes with a natural language processing (NLP) capability that will perform various tasks. For example, you simply only need to tell it to show you sales number, or sales number based on region, and those data will be produced immediately,” said Teh.

“Gone are the days when you need days or weeks to generate a report.”

Penetrating the SMEs

The company also introduced its first big data analytics solutions catered to the small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The product, dubbed ANT, is the “mini-version” of the GIANT. It has most of the features SMEs need when comes to making sense of their data.

“For a long time, the SME market has been underserved. It also has most of the features that SMEs are looking for.

Expecting strong response

In late 2016, Fusionex invited 10 companies to take part in the pilot run of the Fusionex GIANT 2017. From the 10 companies, 8 of them have already signed up for the solution.

“Our vision has always been to create innovative technology that meets the business needs of today’s market. Innovation drives growth and we strongly believe Fusionex GIANT 2017 is the answer to an IoT driven world that is in constant need of better, faster, cost optimised and commercially-feasible technology,” said Teh.

“Analytics can help bridge the gap between business and consumer needs and we are ready to assist our customers to stand above their competition.” http://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/powering-alibabas-ewtp-big-data-analytics-ai-and-machine-learning

Fusionex wins Malaysia Airlines project for information collaboration

Fusionex awarded contract from Malaysia Airlines Berhad to provide a group-wide data management platform that will increase work efficiency and ease of communications within its group.

Kuala Lumpur – February 6, 2018 —

Fusionex, a multi-award-winning, leading software solutions provider specializing in Big Data Analytics (BDA), the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning, has been awarded a contract of significant value with Malaysia Airlines Berhad (“MAB”) to provide a group-wide data management platform that will increase work efficiency and ease of communications within its group.

MAB seeks to address the challenges encountered by its thousands of employees to work and communicate efficiently. With millions of travelers flying on MAB every month to almost 60 destinations, MAB requires a scalable platform to cope with the volume as well as complexity of data and information gathered, in MAB’s bid to better serve its customers and staff.

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The platform will allow for collaboration within the company and also facilitates messaging and information sharing between employees. With all employees using the same platform, any communication, whether textual, imaging etc. would be accessible quickly and easily.

Apart from work purposes, the platform will allow employees to participate in leisure activities for an optimized work-life balance to be achieved. An enterprise social network feature will be deployed for employees to use as a social collaboration tool, in line with MAB’s objective to promote a strong and united corporate community.

Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh, Fusionex CEO, commented: “This initiative is applauded as it is targeted to bring Malaysia Airlines’ corporate performance to greater heights, as well as to foster closer communication among MAB employees. Coordinating thousands of employees with a huge amount of data across the globe is no small feat. This win showcases the vast potential for data management and data technology to empower a variety of sectors including aviation towards digital transformation, and we are delighted to be a part of this journey with Malaysia Airlines.”

About Fusionex
Fusionex is an established multi-award winning data technology provider specializing in Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Its offerings are focused on helping clients unlock the value and derive insights from data. Fusionex is the largest Big Data Analytics company and market leader in ASEAN, bringing state-of-the-art, innovative and breakthrough data-driven solutions to its stable of clientele (including Fortune 500, FTSE companies, large conglomerates as well as a wide array of small and medium enterprises (SMEs)) that spans across the United States, Europe as well as Asia Pacific.

Fusionex has recently entered into a strategic partnership with Alibaba Cloud to drive digital transformation across the region.

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Fusionex Rolls Out Major Platform for Korean Mega Resort

Fusionex, a multi award-winning, data technology provider specializing in Big Data Analytics (BDA), the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning, has successfully deployed a data-driven travel and hospitality platform to power up the operations of a new mega resort in Korea, in a multi-million dollar contract.

Spanning across more than 500 acres, the resort incorporates all types of destinations that guests would want, from theme parks to hotels, entertainment facilities, villas, condominiums, and more. The project includes rolling out a comprehensive digital platform to engage with guests, build brand loyalty, and provide elevated levels of convenience and enhanced customer experience.

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Fusionex has introduced its BDA solution, Fusionex GIANT, which will consolidate billions of records, from traveler registration to hotel guest interactions and retail customer management. By harnessing this massive amount of data, the client would use GIANT to cleanse and manage disparate data to gain useful insights and information. The information would then be utilized to facilitate bookings, make product recommendations and provide better customer experience with a high degree of flexibility and personalization.

The Fusionex Big Data platform is also a natural bolt-on for the Fusionex Central Reservation System (CRS), which reaches customers on their terms through convenient online, kiosk, and mobile platforms. CRS will also support requests by travel agents, providing a wider avenue for travelers to find their way to the resort. The system will also provide seamless communication between floor staff and security.

Besides generating a greater number of visitors for the client, Fusionex will also be working on ways to increase the customers’ lifetime value. Via the Loyalty Management System (LMS), the client will be able to give out loyalty points and redeemable rewards. This turns the holiday paradigm into one of point accumulation or “gamification” that motivates customers through interaction, engagement and loyalty, which will encourage recurring visits.

The client will then be able to unearth hidden insights in its data with a near-real-time overview of the performances of its different hospitality arms, customer behavior and tendencies. They could even conduct a drill-up analysis that checks stats from specific rides, from zones to the entire theme park. Decision-makers will then be able to craft strategies based on Fusionex’s predictive analytics capabilities.

Ivan Teh, Fusionex Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are excited to see the rollout of this world-class platform for this amazing and beautiful resort. We look forward to seeing our client leverage this data-driven digital platform in their quest to provide high quality customer experiences.” https://enterpriseasia.org/apea/malaysia/awards/my-2014/ivan-teh/

Fusionex Drives Digital Insurance Initiative For Major Insurance Player

Fusionex, a multi-award-winning, leading data technology provider specializing in Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), has commenced a digital insurance initiative for leading Takaful insurance company STMB. Takaful Malaysia’s online sales portal “Click for Cover” was launched at a grand ceremony and signalled the digital transformation of their business processes with Fusionex technology. The launch ceremony was officiated by Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani, Finance Minister II, and marked the beginning of a seamless customer experience in purchasing and renewing insurance policies online via data-centric approach.

Leveraging Fusionex technology, Takaful’s digital insurance initiative is able to help customers process their applications, issue quotations, perform underwriting, send cover notes and e-documents via a customer-focussed and seamless online platform. The platform focuses on providing the best service to its customers, with the ability to understand each customer in a more personalized way. This is in line with Takaful’s strategy of reaching out to its prospects and customers anywhere, anytime and anyhow, while having the ability to introduce newer products and targeted features that their customers will find more useful and relevant to their specific needs.

The launch also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of agreement between Fusionex and Takaful, as well as signings between Takaful and Remark, a digital marketing company. Collaboration agreements for online distribution with Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) and Bank Islam (BIMB) were also signed to introduce online Takaful products to depositors of LTH and customers of BIMB.

Fusionex Group CEO Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh said, “Innovation needs to be at the core of businesses, as this differentiates the leaders versus the followers. Today, we are pleased to witness Takaful Malaysia making great strides in this direction. Fusionex is delighted to be a key partner in Takaful Malaysia’s exciting digital transformation journey, and we are confident that this initial success will lead to many more success stories with Takaful Malaysia.”

Takaful Malaysia Group CEO Dato’ Sri Mohamed Hassan Kamil said, “Today’s launch of our digital strategy plan signifies our commitment towards revolutionizing the way we will grow our business by digitally transforming our sales and operations. By embracing digital tools and technology to offer up differentiated product offerings and services, we will delight our customers with a better user experience, enhanced protection products and high quality service. Our customers will benefit from an integrated multi-channel experience and this is part of our ongoing efforts to stay ahead of the curve.”

Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani, Finance Minister II stated, “Today’s launch of Takaful Malaysia’s digital strategy is very much in line with the overall digital strategy outlined by the Government in growing the digital economy.”

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The “Click for Cover” portal, which is powered by Fusionex technology, provides a data-centric, easy-to-use interface for customers to access the company’s products online with e-payment facilities and real-time underwriting capabilities. “Click for Cover” has the first fully integrated medical underwriting engine online in Malaysia where rating decisions will be generated online. Currently, the portal offers Motor, Personal Accident (PA) and Medical products. More products such as Term Life, Critical Illness and Travel PA Takaful will be made available later this year.

Dato’ Sri Hassan Kamil said, “Our strategic partnership with Fusionex and Remark is in line with our business goals to make our digital strategy the key driver of our innovation efforts, thereby boosting our competitiveness and powering future growth.”

Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh commented, “In this data-driven age, embracing data technology is no longer a luxury, but rather a must if one wants to remain relevant and competitive. The ultimate goal of digital transformation is great user experience; hence it’s crucial that we work with our customers to focus on the consumer and the user journey, leveraging powerful technology. We believe that it is only through this lens and a user-centric approach will businesses be able to thrive and scale to greater heights.”

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The Cool New Photobook App On iPhone

As a DIY bride-to-be who made my own invitations, table numbers, as well as centerpieces, I know direct how tough it is to come up with a reasonable budget and then stay with it. One of the most crucial of these budget decisions includes selecting the best professional photographer and the very best photography package to fit your needs. Every bride knows that after the whirlwind day is over, exactly what stays is your photos and memories of your special day.

Discuss with your photographer the choice to acquire the high resolution digital files of your photographs so that you can make your very own wedding event photo book. In addition, lots of photographers consist of an e-session or engagement picture session prior to the special day, to offer you an opportunity to obtain more comfy connecting with your photographer and to obtain more comfy being in front of the camera. My future husband (now hubby) and I showcased these e-session images in a custom picture guest book for our wedding guests to sign. You don’t need to be a designer to make a stunning album. It was really easy to do using the totally free style software provided by the picture book company, and a simple drag-and-drop interface. The visitor book was a success and our visitors filled it with customized messages. A standard visitor book will most likely get put at the back of your closet, while an image wedding event guest best photo book iphone will be enjoyable to browse even years down the line.

As for options for your wedding album, there are numerous. You can get a top quality one for as low as $30 for a 20-page 8.5 x 11″ hardbound book, all the way to $250.00 to $450.00 or more for a premium leather bound flush mount photo album. More cost effectively priced photo books make terrific gifts for parents albums or for the bridal celebration, while the groom and bride will likely select a superior style.

Two main kinds of photo books tend to interest the “newly wed”:

1) The lay flat picture book, and

2) The flush mount leather album.

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The lay flat photo book is bound in an unique way that enables its pages to lie flat. The pages stay open without needing to hold them down, which gives it a premium look. This format likewise generally permits you to extend a single image throughout both pages of the spread, providing a sweeping panoramic visual impact that showcases your best images. Lay flat books are also available printed on thick, genuine photo paper – which also adds to the quality.

The flush mount album is a type of picture book that lies flat. Flush mounts are printed on genuine image paper and installed on a hard board type support makings the pages feel additional thick. They are usually bound in a leather case and are pricier than routine ordinary flat photo books, but you do get exactly what you pay for. Due to the density of the pages, they generally are available in restricted page counts of about 20 to 30 pages.

Up until recently, these choices were just offered to pros, now lots of business are using these alternatives directly to brides and grooms. If you’re a little daunted, don’t be! Lots of business use totally free books to try their service so you can do a trial run with your getaway images or family pictures for example, before trying to make your very own wedding event album. http://www.photobookapp.com/create-make-best-photo-book-from-iphone/

How To Run Effective SEO Campaigns – Robin Ooi

Large cities are quick paced and hectic. In some cases your can spend hours stranded in traffic while taking a trip extremely short ranges throughout peak hours. This makes visiting clients very lengthy for sales associates on the road.

In a world where time is cash, increasingly more company owner are turning to the internet to produce new customers and grow their company profits. However accomplishing success online is not as easy as it as soon as was.

With more and more business jumping online the competitors is getting strong. Regardless, SEO still offers one of the very best returns for marketing investment. With more and more individuals utilizing Google to conduct research study before buying, it is essential that your service can be found on Google.

Nevertheless, if you resemble a lot of entrepreneur I talk with you do not have the time to market your very own organisation online. After all keeping up to date with the most recent online search engine guidelines and guidelines is a fulltime task.

It makes sense that a lot of entrepreneur would rather pay an SEO agency Robin Ooi, business or private to complete this work for them. If this is you then make certain you follow these 5 essential suggestions to achieve an effective SEO technique for your business.

Tip # 1 – Choose a Local Supplier: The internet and improvements in communication technology now enables us to connect with somebody on the other side of the world in realtime. With this innovation you may be lured to find anybody in the world to offer your SEO services.

However, the web has actually likewise allowed many doors to open for scam and fraud artists. For this reason it is constantly best to be able to meet your future SEO supplier in person.

By finding a local SEO expert, agency or SEO company to perform your online search engine optimisation campaign, you have the flexibility of being able to catch up with them in person. You can get a lot out of meeting somebody in the flesh as opposed to just fulfilling them by means of email, texts or perhaps a telephone call. Also when handling big quantities of money online I am constantly careful till I have a mutual understanding of who I am working with.

Develop a strong relationship between you and your SEO supplier by meeting in person, to guarantee a strong arise from your campaign.

Idea # 2 – No Abroad Outsourcing: Once you have actually discovered a local SEO supplier inquire if they outsource any of their SEO work overseas. If they do then you may as well deal with someone overseas directly. However naturally this is going against the very first pointer!

By contracting out SEO work overseas, SEO companies can frequently charge greater quantities in-line with local prices and after that get the work done overseas for a portion of the cost. Meanwhile an overseas SEO company might have bad English and not fully understand the location they are creating content for. Also they may use automation techniques for their copy writing and link building methods which can result in Google penalties. Sadly this is a common practice for SEO service providers from developing nation.

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When your SEO project is completed overseas you frequently receive a very bad requirement of work. This can depict a less than professional image for your business and can even cause your site getting penalised. So avoid this at all costs.

Tip # 3 – Get a Personalised SEO Technique: Accomplishing an effective SEO technique requires complex analysis and planning. There are no one-size-fits-all approaches when it comes to SEO. And for that reason you ought to pass by an SEO bundle off the rack and expect to achieve awesome outcomes.

All respectable SEO service providers provide a search engine optimisation service that is custom-made developed for each company they partner with. Factor being is that every company is different in terms of their market, services and products, and service goals.

An effective SEO strategy must take all of this into account and needs to be tailored to the private service to satisfy their specific needs.

Tip # 4 – Get Progress Reports: Another crucial suggestion is to ensure that your regional SEO provider offers progress reports.

Most common is to have a month-to-month report revealing exactly what work was done and how your website rank is tracking. If you are not getting this data then your SEO company could be not doing anything while taking your loan.

Ensure you review this report each time you get it and guarantee progress is being made on your service goals.

Tip # 5 – Play Safe: At the end of the day choosing who to partner with to supply your SEO services is not an easy task.

Even the most successful SEO methods take time to bloom into a favorable result. This is how scam artists get away with ripping individuals off in the internet marketing world. They convey intend to their customers that the advantages will be coming, meanwhile they are just pocketing your regular monthly investment every month. https://about.me/robin.ooi

Malaysian SMEs should join Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sale

Local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are urged to get onboard China’s biggest e-commerce platform, Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, and take advantage of the newly launched Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) to expand their business horizon abroad.

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Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said via Alibaba, local SMEs could also be part of the Singles’ Day sale and promotion that is held every Nov 11.
For example, the China-based company recorded US$25 billion (RM102.88 billion) in sales during the last Singles’ Day sale, joined by as many as 60,000 international brands and merchants.
“As such, our SMEs must quickly get onboard the Alibaba platform so that we also can participate in the Singles’ Day sale next year. I am confident that it will be another sales record,” he said after launching the Ninth Pikom Leadership Summit in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
He said that Malaysia’s e-commerce operator, Lazada, also experienced explosive growth in Malaysia and across the region, racking up RM96 million in sales via 6.5 million items ordered during the one day sales event.

On the Singles’ Day sale, Shopee has generated an increase in search interest by 71.4%, following by 11street (66.7%), Hermo (50%) and Zalora (25%).
“Based on the search interest on Nov 11, the five most popular e-commerce (platforms) in Malaysia are Lazada, Shopee, 11street, Zalora and Hermo,” Liow said.
The DFTZ that was launched early this month by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak together with Alibaba founder Jack Ma, is expected to provide 1,972 Malaysian SMEs the opportunity to sell their products online.
Liow added that the DFTZ will position Malaysia as the regional e-fulfilment hub for Asean consumers.
He said the existence of phase 1 of the DFTZ facility should be fully capitalised by local players to deliver their products to the Chinese market.
“Cainiao Network (Technology Co Ltd) and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd will set up a 24ha e-fulfilment hub in phase 2 of DTFZ, slated to be operational by 2020,” he said.
The ministry has also targeted to increase air cargo volume in Kuala Lumpur International Airport up to three million tonnes by 2050, compared to the current 726,000 tonnes.
Meanwhile, at the launch, Liow also witnessed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Pikom (National ICT Association of Malaysia), CyberSecurity Malaysia and Fusionex Corp Sdn Bhd to enhance information and communications technology and data security.
Fusionex Ivan Teh said the MoU would pave the way to accelerate the rate of big data analytics in Malaysia.
He said the MoU will see both parties working together to provide training in the area and encouraging the building of data skillsets within the workforce.
“It will be the push needed to create, educate and inspire a new generation of data professionals in line with the MDEC’s (Malaysia Digital Economy Corp) aim to have 20,000 data professionals by 2020,” he said. https://themalaysianreserve.com/2017/11/24/malaysian-smes-join-alibabas-singles-day-sale/