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The new .tel look was presented to attendees and mobile experts at the London chapter of the global Mobile Monday forum last week as part of Telnic's increasing outreach to the mobile professional community. With the new look and feel, now any company or individual can be confident that they have a great mobile solution out-of-the-box with a professional look and feel at an incredibly cost-effective price point.
Elizabeth's customers can now relax, knowing that should their dogs ever go missing, anyone finding them can always access the .tel for their contact details. Unlike a tag, the collar/harness should never get lost. Now your dog can join the ranks of .tel-adopting canines like bowser.tel.
If your dog is not lucky enough to win this time, Hundeladen are offering a 5% discount on all .tel collars and harnesses from hundeladen.tel. To claim the discount please mention the code "telnic-newsletter" when you make your order with them.
A .tel is generally thought of as a tool for external parties - family, friends, customers, to communicate with the owner, be it an individual or a business. In addition to this, a .tel an be a very useful tool for managing communication channels within a group.
It's quite possible that many members of the committee will not want their home phone number on the club's .tel for all to see. Thanks to the sophisticated privacy features of .tel they have no need to. By creating a "Committee" subfolder, the .tel owner can add all of the members, their phone numbers and email ad-dresses while keeping it all private. Only members with specific permission to do so will be able to see those details. This way the Secretary can ensure that every-one has the correct details and, for those with smart-phones, these details will be available wherever they are at the touch of a button.
Private .tel directories for sharing information within a specific group can be useful in a variety of situations from global project management to a local book club. Whatever the use, you can be confident in the knowledge that the information is secure and private. Find out more about using privacy on a .tel visit: http://telnic.org/tools-telfriends.html.
With local search being a hot topic in 2010, how can a .tel help you promote your skills or your business online?
Well, .tel is the first domain with local at its heart. Why?
Thirdly, as a .tel domain is automatically formatted in the right way for every device, it becomes a customer-friendly single point of contact that customers can use to then decide how they interact with the company; it instantly provides customers with a choice of ways of interacting. This is crucial when exploring new ways of interacting with customers who might want to check in on Foursquare, interact on Twitter or write a review on Qype.
With so many interaction points, a company can remind a customer of all of the places they might be able to interact on a .tel, thus making much better use of those touchpoints from an ROI perspective.
Finally, a .tel can be used in local outdoor or interactive advertising to bring customers to relevant information, interaction points or offers. As the .tel can be populated 'on the fly' from mobile devices, information can be changed very quickly.
Thus, a local offer that is running for one hour only for local shoppers can be switched on and off without any hassle.
One enhancement you might consider if you're a local business is using TelAds to provide offers and vouchers for your customers. There's been an incredible growth in the past couple of years in terms of customers wanting to use coupons to gain great deals. Many of the services out there today however have too many hidden terms and conditions and leave very little profit left. Using free third party services to populate your TelAds with time-limited vouchers or offers for first-time customers, will provide you with the ability to drive further revenue. In 2011, we'll be making this even easier by providing a special voucher record which you'll be able to populate from within the control panel.
With the price of a .tel averaging at $15 per year, and the power of instant information at people's fingertips, customer service and coupon offers, search engine optimization, mobile access from any device and location at the heart of the domain, .tel is a perfect solution for Local Search.
The proof is in the pudding
With the increasing popularity of social media and gradual penetration of businesses into social networks and global online communities like Twitter, it has become increasingly difficult for companies and their management to control the information the Internet has to offer about them. That's why a .tel name can help executives better manage their online reputation. Here's what Mr. Farhan Zulfiqar Mughal has to say about it.
A well built, interactive website is one important communications tool and for some industries it's vital. Businesses in the region are well aware of this and sectors like Aviation, Hospitality, Real Estate and Government encourage the monetary transactions be conducted online and offer special deals to do business online.
Why do you have a .tel? What's the real benefit to you? There are several reasons, being Head of Corporate Communications; I have to demonstrate different ways of getting connected. I believe my .tel farhanmughal.tel helps in telling people that you mean business. .tel is a great tool and has taken introduction to the next level, like James Bond when he said, "The name is Bond, James Bond". People never heard anyone introducing themselves in such a novel and convincing manner.
How easy do you find it to manage? Do you make changes often? It has a steep learning curve, I enjoyed learning it, but you might agree that there is tweaking to be done to make the experience more enjoyable especially for people who are not very well versed with computers. I love experimenting with colour combinations for my profile.
Do you give out your .tel to business partners, friends, new connections? Shared it with friends, but not with business partners yet, I will make a few changes before sharing it.
How do people react when you share your .tel name with them? Majority of them are amazed. I enjoy their reactions, as most of them are not aware of what .tel is and how to get it.
Would you recommend your associates or business partners to use .tel? It's a highly recommended product.
What would you like to change or add to the .tel experience? What's missing or difficult to achieve? I will give you an example, if you want to upload a picture for your profile; it has to be online somewhere on an internet site as there is no option available to upload it from your desktop. This is something new for normal users and they might find it inconvenient.
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Since its launch in September 2009, DonTel has been pioneering .tel technology in their region and assisting local companies with online promotion and marketing campaigns through its .tel directory and standalone .tel resources. They act as .tel experts in Rostov-on-Don, the business centre of south-east Russia, and provide a range of .tel-oriented business services, including setup, maintenance, & promotion in traditional and online media.
To help promote .tel in Rostov, DonTel regularly attends business networking events and conferences, including this year's advertising expo and 10th international business forum, where they organized training sessions to educate marketing professionals on how to utilize the .tel potential for successful online advertising. Based on their experience in setting up .tel pages for innumerable cafes, shops, law firms and dry cleaners, DonTel was able to demonstrate the SEO power of .tel technology and the tangible benefits it brought to their customers. All of their promo and training materials are now available online for their Russian audience to explore.
Overall, Russia appears to be a growing market for niche directory services catering to the information needs of their community, such asIvanovo.tel or Sochi-hotels.tel. According to the analysis that Telnic conducts, some of these well-populated, linked and actively promoted directories regularly hit the top as the most visited .tel domains worldwide, showing that there is indeed an un-fulfilled need for this type of service. Whilst traditional internet yellow pages don't address this, there's still a significant opportunity for business models to emerge and grow to meet this demand, as can be shown from this grassroots example.
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martes, 26 de octubre de 2010
Publicado por pacomio47 en 11:39