The Amazing Range Of Sex Toys

The variety of sex toys is surprising. Sex toys vary from purely male or purely female sex toys to toys that can be used by both sexes. There are also some sex toys that can also be classified as sex aids or marital aids.

The Purpose Of Sex Toys

Some sex toys aid the man’s erection, stimulate the female genitals to become more sensitive or provide a different feel to ‘normal’ sex. Other sex toys provide an ‘environment’ for variations in sex, for example, so-called orgy bed sheets. Sometimes they are used to help a person who has difficulty with unaided sex to achieve sexual satisfaction. However, most sex toys provide a new way to directly stimulate the male or female genitals to achieve sexual satisfaction.

Using sex toys can provide new experiences and variations in sexual experience. It can also provide a fantasy element for enhancing or revitalizing a relationship.

The usual expectation is that a sex toy provides direct stimulation of the genitals in foreplay and/or during sexual intercourse or as a means to obtain orgasm through only the stimulation provided by the sex toy.

Types of Sex Toys

Vibrating Sex Toys

Probably the most well-known sex toys are ‘vibrators’ which, as the name suggests, provide stimulation of the genitals using vibration. They are mainly used to stimulate the clitoris, but may also be used to stimulate any other part of the female body or that of a man’s.

The simplest of these are pencil or wand shaped (though normally thicker than a pencil). They often have an internal battery (or two) which powers a small electric motor. Sometimes the battery pack and controller are external and connected to the vibrator by a wire. This motor is fitted with a small, out of balance, weight attached to the shaft. As this weight rotates it throws the motor and vibrator into a small circular movement which causes the vibration you feel.

With a vibrator that has a controller, as the power is increased the speed of the motor increases and with it both the rate and strength of vibration. Both the strength and rate of vibration effects how stimulating you find the sex toy. The best effect may not be as strong and as fast as possible. The optimum settings may well change as your degree of excitement builds. To get the best results it is worth buying a vibrator which is controllable.

Different vibrators will have different characteristics and you may well find you prefer one combination much more than another and your preference may even vary depending on which part of your body you are stimulating.

More recently electronic vibrator controllers have appeared which provide not only the static control of power/speed but also allow you to select patterns of power pulses and surges. These can be very effective.

There are also other vibrating sex toys such as butterfly stimulators and vibrating penis rings.

Other Powered Sex Toys

There are some sex toys that use other ways to provide mechanical stimulation. These usually depend on a motor that makes the sex toy continually change its shape which provides a sort of rotational movement or makes it move back and forth. The back and forth movements are sometimes powered by an air pump rather than a motor. The movements have been used to create, for example, mechanical licking tongues, vibrators that ‘penetrate’ the vagina and mouth simulators to give a man a ‘blow job’.

On a bigger scale and much more expensive, there are ‘sex machines’ that incorporate thrusting and vibrating dildos.

Combination Sex Toys

So far we have covered vibrating, moving and thrusting sex toys. As you may have guessed these are all offered in a bewildering array of combinations.

A common combination in many ‘Rabbit Style’ vibrators is clitoral stimulation using vibrations and vaginal stimulation using movement and sometimes a thrusting motion as well.

Many sex toys add varying textures to their surfaces; a dildo or vibrator may have ridges or soft spikes or a rippled shape.

Sensation Change Sex Toys

Some sex toys rather than provide vibrating or moving stimulation, change the feel of sex.

For instance, there are a variety of sleeves to put over the penis to provide different sensations for both partners while engaged in penetrative sex.

There are rings that squeeze the base of the penis and/or tighten the scrotum that assistss the man’s erection and also changes his sensations. There are penis extenders and thickeners which may give a man’s partner greater sensations during penetration.

There are a wide variety of lubricants that can significantly change the feel of sex.

There are PVC and Polyurethane bed sheets that are water and oil proof that can be used for slippery or messy sex.

Why Use A Sex Toy?

A good question is: why do people use a sex toy? Surely fingers, tongues, penises, clitorises and vaginas etc all provide great sexual stimulation and enjoyment.

Well, apart from therapeutic uses (eg erection assistance), sex toys can drive the imagination (being taken by a machine), provide variety (new ways to do old things), vary the stimulating effects in otherwise normal sex (penis sleeves) and some can provide experiences not possible with ‘normal body parts’ (particularly vibrating sex toys and electro-stimulation).

Where To Start

If you have not tried a sex toy before and don’t yet have an idea of what you might like, try one of the simpler vibrators first. Most probably you will enjoy the experience and then start to wonder what other delights can be found with more sophisticated vibrators and other sex toys.

If you then find you do enjoy sex toys try out a few others and find what suits you. Above all, have fun trying them out!

Garden Walls and Fences Add Definition and Charm

Gardening is a great hobby. There is nothing quite like spending long days outdoors, digging in the earth, planting seeds by hand and watching your garden come to life. If you have a home garden that is rather new and consists of nothing more than a rectangular plot in your yard, you should consider adding a garden wall to give your garden character and charm.

Building a wall around your Garden Edging Blocks can be a simple affair or it can be a well planned out job that is rather involved. If you have a limited budget, perhaps you would like to build your own wall out of flat flagstones. This involves digging a six-inch trench along the edges of the garden and then filling that trench with the largest, flattest stones to form the base of the wall. Then you only need to stack the medium-sized stones to make the body of the wall. Use the smallest stones as fillers to tuck into the crevices. This type of wall adds an incredible amount of charm to any garden and provides the area with a very natural looking border.

Another budget-minded border you can use to define your garden is garden fencing. Most home and garden centers carry garden fencing that is ideal for installing around the edges of both flower and vegetable gardens. This type of fencing is normally made of wood or metal and there are a great many styles and varieties available. Garden fencing can be as simple or as ornate as you wish. It is very easy to put in the fencing yourself using common household tools.

If you love the looks of masonry brick, then you can make a brick garden wall in virtually any shape that you desire. Brick walls stand up to extreme exposure to the elements such as rain, snow, freezing temperatures, and direct sunlight. Using salvaged brick for the wall will give your garden old-world charm and used brick is normally much less expensive than new brick.

Garden walls not only look great and give your garden a lot of definition but they also serve as garden protection. Neighborhood children, dogs, and cats will remain outside of your garden if you erect a wall around it.

Walls add structure and style to gardens. You do not need any experience whatsoever to construct your own wall, but you do need to have a strong back. If you live in a city you may want to check with your local building inspector to see if your town has building codes you must adhere to before going ahead with the construction.

How to Build a Landscape Retaining Wall

I will discuss here the ins and outs of building a landscape retaining walls of various materials. In many areas, a building permit is required for retaining walls so check with your local building department before you start the work. In my Township only walls over 48″ high require a permit but best to check in any case.

There are many, many types of retainingwalls quotes Canberra materials available today. Fieldstone, railroad ties, pressure-treated ties, brick, inter-locking masonry block that resembles stone, brick, and so on. The different types require slightly different methods of installation but all have some of the same basic concepts. You must start with good solid soil underneath. Do not attempt to build on top of topsoil, wet loam or other soft and pliable ground material. Your wall will simply move with the earth and self destruct over time. If you are dealing with topsoil or soft ground, it will be necessary to excavate and remove this soil to a foot or two below ground level, placement of a good sub-base gravel or item material, compaction and then build your wall on top of that. A good sub-base will provide you with years of good looking retaining walls with very little maintenance work. In my area, a wall-less than 4′ high is considered a landscaping item. Over 4′ in height, the building departments want a permit and drawings. CHECK with them before you build your wall. Multiple levels of retaining walls can create great garden spaces. Seating areas and flower gardens can be created in this way as well.

TOOLS REQUIRED: 
The wheelbarrow, sledgehammer, tape measure, pencils, string line, level, 60 penny spikes, 3 /4″ electric drill, wood bits, extension cords, 7 1/4″ electric saw, cheap carbide blades, pointed and square shovels. You will also need extra loose suitable material to backfill your wall as you go. 3/4″ gravel works the best. Several 2′ pieces of either #4 or #5 rebar cut 24″ long. Pin bars, picks, electric demo hammers all can be great assets in making the job easier.

WOOD TIE WALLS 
Whether you use 6 x 6 pressure treated ties, railroad ties or other dimensional lumber, they all start with at least one tie below finished grade. Placing one tie below grade will help anchor the bottom of the wall and keep it from sliding out once the backfill material is placed behind it. The first or base tie is the most critical. It should be level, align nicely with the others for the length of the wall and be secured firmly. Once you have set the bottom or base tie in place., using your 3/4″ drill with an appropriate sized wood bit for the rebar you have, drill a hole at least every 4 feet along the length of the ties starting at one end and always ending with a hole at both ends. Using your sledgehammer, drive a piece of the 2′ rebar down into the earth until it is level with the top of the tie. This will securely hold the first tie in place. Now place the second level of ties upon the first. Make sure you stagger the joints so no two end joints line up vertically. This is important for wall strength. I also want you to set the 2nd tie back from the front of the bottom tie about 1/4-3/8 inches. This is called “battering”. As each subsequent tie is added, each one will set back the same amount causing a slight backward slope of the face of the wall. In effect, it is leaning the wall back into the earth behind it. Once the second row is in place, using your drill, drill pilot holes of sufficient size to allow the installation of your 60 penny spikes. DO NOT try to drive these spikes through a pressure treated tie. You will only bend the spike or crack the tie. Removal of these spikes when they are half driven into the wood is almost impossible. They are also fairly expensive so you don’t want to waste them. Starting at one end, space the spikes 3-4 feet apart, always ending with one on each end of each tie. Once again, as the backfill is placed behind the wall, the pressure will be trying to topple your wall forward. This built-in “lean” will keep your wall nice and solid. Once you have the second tie in place, go ahead and backfill behind the first two ties and in front of the bottom tie. Take some time to clean up and rocks or other debris that remains underfoot. This will make a safer work area as you proceed upward with the building of your wall.

Depending on the finished height of your wall, you may have to install what are called “dead-men” every few feet along the length of the wall, every few courses. These are a piece of the tie turned at a 90-degree angle to the wall with a cross piece nailed on the anchor as an additional anchor behind the wall. A piece 3′ long piece with a 2′ cross end piece in the shape of a T, placed behind the wall with the end of the long leg nailed to the wall between ties is what is required. When backfilled, this becomes a sold anchoring device for the wall. The pressure now not only has to try and push your battered ties over forward but has to pull the anchor out of the solid ground. If done correctly, this is not likely to happen. The outside face of the wall will appear to have a six-inch piece of wood every few feet but this is, of course, the butt end of the anchor piece.

As you proceed upward with each course of your ties, you will backfill each course, lightly tamping the stone to prevent excessive settlement and remove any air pockets in the earth behind the wall caused by the excavation. DO NOT be tempted to throw large rocks behind the wall to make the backfilling work go quicker. Frost’s action will push on the large stones and could cause your wall to fail. 3/4″ gravel drains quickly, keeping water that can freeze/thaw away from the back of your wall and small gravel presents a lesser area for the frost to push upon. If your working in a normally wet area, you may want to install a perforated PVC drain pipe behind the first tie taking the end(s) to daylight. If you do use a drainage pipe, cover the pipe with a filter fabric material to prevent silt from washing into the pipe and plugging it. Simply place a small of amount of stone over the pipe, place the fabric over the stone and continue with your ties and backfill gravel as described above.

Depending upon what you want to see when you are finished with the wall, you may either carry the gravel right up to the finished grade level with the lawn behind the wall or if you want grass or plantings along the wall, you must decide when to stop back filling with the stone. Planting flowers behind the wall is fine but avoid the temptation to use any plants or shrubs with deep root systems. The roots will act upon the wall, pushing against it from behind. If you are going to place topsoil behind the wall for plantings, install a filter fabric at least two ties down from the top of the wall to prevent the soil from silting down into the gravel below.

PRE-CAST MASONRY RETAINING WALLS

Additional tools required: 
In addition to the tool list given above, you will need a gas powered 12″ cutoff saw with masonry blades. Blades wear out quickly so get several of them. A chipping chisel, a brick set and 5 pound lump hammer are also required.

There are several pre-cast concrete masonry units on the market today that are made for building retaining walls. Visit various retailers to see the different costs per piece and availability in your area. Basically the prep work is the same for a wood tie wall. You want to first course of block to sit below the finished grade as an anchor. A solid sub-base of stone, stone dust or concrete is required and must be tamped into place before starting to avoid settlement of the wall. This base must be as level as possible as an out-of-level start will show badly as the wall goes higher and can cause wall failure. Make sure the row is nice and straight or the curve is a smooth gradual one.

Most if not all of these pre-cast units have a lip and groove configuration that allows you to sit one piece upon the other automatically battering the wall as you go. No guesswork. Some also have pins that are pushed down into the block below, further holding the individual pieces in place. All of these walls require a backfill of stone. Many also have large holes in the block which must be filled with stone further aiding in the drainage of water from behind the wall. If these walls are kept less than 4′ in height, most do not require a dead man assembly. Ask your salesperson if they carry a pre-made dead man. It will save lots of work.

ANCHORING YOUR WALL: 
Pre-cast blocks require a mesh netting called “Geo-Grid” to be installed on the top of the first course and usually every two or three courses thereafter. This netting comes in rolls and can be cut with a utility knife. Rule of thumb says the netting projects back into the hillside the same distance the wall is tall. Four-foot wall, 4-foot wide netting but many walls require engineering and may require additional netting. The netting is placed on top of the first course within 1″ of the front edge of the blocks below. The 2nd course of blocks is then set. After the 2nd course is complete and connector pins installed between the blocks, the netting is the stretched backwards into the hillside leaving no wrinkles in the fabric. A layer of good soil/stone is then placed on top of the netting and compacted into place up to the top of the 2nd course. The netting will hold the wall in place by the sheer weight of the soil you placed behind it. This process continues up to the height of your wall.

All the manufacturers I have seen can provide a finished cap piece for their walls. This provides a neat clean appearance to your finished walls. If the wall is low enough, it also provides a great place to sit and check out the garden behind. Top caps are installed using an adhesive and caulking gun. Adhesive generally cannot be installed below 40 degrees. Check the adhesive tube for instructions for use.

All blocks come in straight pieces. You may remove some of the rear of the block to make an inside curve or space the backs apart to make an outside curve. In any case, the fronts are always held tightly together. (NOTE: On an inside curve, the geo-grid must NOT overlap itself. This can cause the blocks to slide on the double layer and cause the wall to fail. Cut away the portion that overlaps on one of the layers).

There are many brands and types of masonry wall units available and all vary slightly in their installation methods. Make sure you read your instructions before you start. Some brands use plastic pins to anchor each course to the one below, some use steel dowels. Most require filling of the units with clean gravel. Take your time. The wall must last forever.

Drainage pipe installed in stone behind wall.

It is a good idea and may be required by your building department to install drainage piping at the base of your wall to carry away surface and ground water. Freezing water can push a wall over or badly damage it. Perforated plastic pipe can be used and today flexible plastic pipe comes in rolls making it very easy to do curved walls and have less or no joints.

Also available is fabric covered piping. If you do not use the pipe with fabric already on it, after the plain pipe is installed and stone placed on top of it, you must install filter fabric to prevent silt from blocking the holes in the pipe over time. Make sure the ends of the pipe exit to daylight to allow free flowing of any ground water. As your wall progress’s, it is required that the first 1 foot space behind the wall is filled with clean stone to allow water to travel down behind the wall to the drainage pipe. The soil behind that portion can be existing soil as long as it can be compacted properly. The stone is brought up to approximately 1 foot below finished grade and then topsoil can be placed for the last foot. This prevents surface water from entering behind the wall. If your wall is quite long you may have to install additional holes through your wall for additional drainage exits using plastic tee fittings. Notch the wall block carefully and place the tee in the slot you cut. The next course of block will hold the tee fitting in place.

HANDRAILS 
In my area, walls above 30″ require a handrail to prevent anyone from walking over the edge of the wall from above. If your wall is going to have a sidewalk on top, a handrail is a must. Check with your local building department to see if one is needed. There are special details required to install a handrail behind the walls. Check with your supplier.

Before you start your project, surf the internet a little using “images” in your search engine to see the hundreds of styles of walls design ideas, etc. that are available. Maybe it will give you a good idea for your project.

Pest Control & Home Cleaning Before Diwali

Diwali is around the corner. We have often seen people getting Pest Control Phoenix & Home Cleaning before every Diwali. We sometimes wonder why?

In India People visit each other’s homes during this festive season. No one would prefer to go to a neighbor’s house full of spiders or a house filled with bed bugs. There is nothing scarier than getting into the restroom that has a cockroach or a lizard staring at you. Imagine you are sitting on a sofa at your friend’s house and you have a feeling that a mouse has just crossed over your foot and is hiding right beneath the sofa. You can’t even sip the tea peacefully and interact normally. Or imagine when you are walking through you hear a creaky sound from the wooden floor which had been half-chewed by the termites. But still, we haven’t found strong logic why always before Diwali and not other festivals.

Diwali is celebrated shortly after the monsoon ends. With all the cool weather and happiness that monsoon brings along, there comes loads of germs, insects, and diseases as well. Also during Diwali, there are large scale preparations of delicacies and that invites lots of pests. While we enjoy it as “Festival” the pests equally enjoy it as their “Festival”. So, in fact, all those health risks that are brought by monsoon are neutralized with our age-old traditions of thorough Pest Control & cleaning of homes.

Often people get surprised when I say pest control along with cleaning has been the tradition since ancient times. They ask – “Are you serious”? Cleaning I understand but how on the earth they got pest control services in olden times? It’s an amazing fact that every Hindu tradition has valid scientific & logical reasons behind it.

Well! The ancient Indian practice of applying a thin paste made of cow-dung, Gangajal, clay and cow urine, served as a disinfectant, and “Environment-Friendly Pesticide”. This was a very scientific way of pest control because the cow dung has bacteriophage a virus that infects and replicates within a bacterium. FAO and many other reputed global institutions have recognized the ancient Indian practice. Search on Google and Wikipedia and you will find ample proof.

How to go about Pest Control?

Pest Control makes sure all the germs and infestation that monsoons brought with them get eradicated. Cleaning along with painting and polishing ensures that there are no cracks and crevices left on the wall and furniture to allow them to breed, harbor and multiply further.

  1. If only cleaning is done and Pest Control Services left?

Effective Pest Control requires lots of trained minds, experience, and resources to tackle them. As you know pests also have brains and they are clever and smart. You may clean physical dirt but pests will immediately get into hiding in cracks and crevices. And the next day, you will again find their droppings, hairs, grease marks, etc. So, just cleaning and avoiding Pest Control would be a big mistake.

2. What if Pest Control is done but Cleaning not done?

Professional cleaning includes the removal of not just dust particles but the cleaning of grease and slime material, food residues, pest droppings, clogged drainage, etc. It is important that pest does not find their food and water. A clean house is actually a hostile condition for pests. Nobody whether human or pest wants to arrive as a guest to a hostile environment. If they do not find an entry door, food and shelter then surely at such place they would not like to stay. Further breeding of pests is also not possible in such a hostile condition.

When Is It Time to Cut Your Losses and Sell Your Property?

Despite your best efforts, it may be possible that you’re not finding this to be a pleasurable or beneficial investment. Even the best investors sometimes choose a dud. Is it time to cut your losses and sell your property?

The first thing you should carry out before you make this conclusion is really to evaluate your business plan. Are you really doing all you can to make this a success? Education is your biggest protection against failure when it comes to real estate investment properties.

Assemble contacts with others who are in the rental property industry. What are they doing that you are not doing? Why are they successful if you are not? In certain examples, you can become more profitable with a few effortless tweaks. In other cases, it might take an overhaul of your business plan to really know for sure if to sell your property.

In the event you’ve not yet been successful, therefore you may want to return to your investigation on the psychographics of your area. Who’s most likely to rent a unit? What do these folks like, want, and need? Shift how you’re performing things and you will be more successful.

Once you have studied the people who are likely to be tenants (so you can fill your vacancies!), you need to uncover strategies to set yourself apart from other people who are also marketing their property. Occasionally, you have to dare to be different to be successful with this business.

If you feel like you’ve tried everything, or you are drained and know you don’t want to keep going, you will need to develop a plan to offer this to potential investors. You will be cutting your losses, so to speak so you can sell your property at London house prices.

You’ll be able to put together a very striking package showing them why this is a fantastic property for them to invest in. You may even incorporate your research on the psychographics and demographics of the area to further entice them. Even if you’re not successful at satisfying your vacancies or being a landlord, that does not mean that someone else can’t come and do an excellent job. You already know it’s got potential – you did a lot of legwork to choose it!

The great thing about rental real estate is that you can generate profits together with the rental cash and by selling your property. That’s why this business is so genius. Even if you’re not performing really good with the rental income part, you can still at the very least break even or knock together a small profit from selling your property.

It can be a very tough choice if you’re trying to figure out if you should keep or sell your property. You invested a lot of time and effort into this and it can cause you to feel like a failure if you’re not so far successful.

Note that you do not need to quit if you’re not ready to. There are plenty of techniques you are able to use to turn this property around. However, if you do decide to go ahead and sell your property, do not feel like a disappointment because of it. There are many strategies to make this business work and everyone knows that you get better with practice and real-world experience, trust me I have been there and I know how it feels!

A Guide to Hiring an SEO Provider

If your business has any online components (such as a website), then SEO is crucial to the ongoing success of your business. You may have the most expensive website in your industry, but without web traffic (visitors) to that website, it is essentially useless. It is not just traffic that you need, but targeted traffic. A good quality SEO service can provide relevant, consistent web traffic to your website(s). This guide will allow you, as a non-expert, to distinguish between good and bad SEO providers. There are many of both kinds, this guide should help you to find the good ones.

SEO needs to be implemented in a way that is effective in achieving your SEO goals and providing that all important meaningful presence on the World Wide Web.

Quality SEO is a crucial investment when it comes to developing successful expansion and growth strategies.

Ineffective SEO implementation, renders your SEO efforts wholly ineffective and a waste of your money.

6 things you need to know and understand before hiring an SEO provider:

1) Hiring an SEO provider should be seen as an investment in your business. You should not view it as a business expense, but rather a business strategy and an effective way of enhancing your business presence within your business sector. Try not to begin your search with the intention of “buying some SEO”. Hiring an SEO provider should be viewed rather as hiring an employee that understands and cares about your business and its online objectives.

2) The first page of Google (or any search engine) is everything. Few people ever go to the second page of the search results anymore. Google is so good at being a search engine that people blindly trust Google’s ability to deliver the most relevant results on the first page. Think about how often you click through to the second page. This means that if your business is not on the first page, it’s almost as good as nowhere. The top positions on page one get the most clicks, which decrease as you progress downwards on the page.

3) The ‘big’ keywords are not everything. It is better to be on the first page for a few smaller keywords, than try to rank for bigger keywords and not be on the first page at all. For example, an accountancy business in Preston may not rank for the highly competitive keyword ‘accountant’ (unless they have a lot of SEO budget and time to wait for rankings); but the same business could conceivably rank highly for the keyword ‘chartered accountant Preston’. A good SEO provider should research the keywords that your business could realistically rank on page one for and also keywords that have enough search volume to be worthwhile for your business to try ranking for.

4) SEO is all about beating your competition. There is no guarantee from the search engines to say you will be on the first page of Google if you do certain things. Put simply, SEO works like this:

The search engines have their conventions; websites that conform by giving the search engines what they want, will find themselves achieving better search engine rankings. The only thing standing between you and the top spots in the search rankings is your competition. Not your actual business competitors, but your online competitors. The websites that currently have the top spots in the search engines for your desired keywords are your online competition, and you need to beat them out of those top spots. Some keywords will be easy to rank for, others will be more difficult. It is only your online competition that dictates which will be the case for each individual keyword. A good SEO provider will research the competition for each of your keywords. Then, after the most effective keywords for your business sector have been identified they should be implemented in accordance with point number three above.

5) On-page and Off-page SEO.

Search engine optimisation is a complex and ever-evolving science, but in order to intelligently interview a prospective SEO Brisbane you need to understand that there are two main types of SEO.

On-page SEO relates to the factors on your website that affect your SEO (keywords, usability, page headings, outbound links, internal links, etc.).

Off-page SEO are the factors that relate directly to matters outside of your website that affect the SEO of the website, such as backlinks, citations, social sharing, etc.

SEO providers can work on your off-page SEO fairly easily, but if you are not willing to change on-page SEO, according to their recommendations, you cannot blame them for lack of results. A good SEO provider will review your website and report back about your on-page SEO, and how it can be improved. You should have your web designer make the adjustments.(Remember he is the expert in this field)

6) An increase in search engine ranking is not necessarily an increase in leads and sales. All your SEO provider can do is get your website, videos, Google Places, articles, blog posts, etc. further up the search engine results. They cannot guarantee an increase in sales or leads, because that factor is determined by your own sales funnel. It is not the SEO provider’s job to make sure that the extra web traffic you receive will convert to more leads or sales. Your website needs to convert those visitors with good marketing, which is an issue for your marketing consultant to deal with.

The key differences between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ SEO providers:

Good SEO Providers 
Good SEO providers know and understand the points mentioned above. You can judge this by their answers to the questions provided later in my next article. 
Good SEO providers want to build a solid foundation and a proper SEO plan for your business, with extensive initial keyword and market (competitor) research. They will often insist upon it, even if the prospective client does not see the need. Sometimes a good SEO provider will refuse to work with a client that does not want the important groundwork to be done, because they know that without it they will not be likely to provide the client with the results that they want. A good SEO provider will want to provide their client with results as their first priority. Often a client will say “but I’ve already done the keyword research myself”. Many potential clients sit down for 5 or 10 minutes to write out all the keywords that they think are relevant to their business, and then think that they have now done all the keyword research that is needed. Real keyword research is a lengthy, investigative process.

Good SEO providers use responsible SEO methods, such as paying more attention to on-page SEO, securing quality back links, improving citations, aiding social sharing, ensuring a good user experience, etc.

Bad SEO Providers 
Bad SEO providers will want to take their clients’ money as their first priority. They will not conduct proper keyword and market research, but will say, for example, “what are your three keywords and your URL that you want to rank for”. If this happens (as it often does) you can be sure they are simply plugging your website into software to get irrelevant back links all over the internet, using spam blog comments, link farms and other means. In many cases this approach is ineffective because the URL, or domain, may not match the client’s desired keywords. This can also damage the reputation and, ironically, the long-term SEO and credibility of the website. 
Bad SEO providers use bad quality SEO methods (Sometimes referred to as Black-hat methods), Utilising these methods can have an extremely detrimental effect on how your website is perceived by search engines. This in turn may result in your website being (Sand boxed). Needless to say this is extremely undesirable, as damage such as this is extremely difficult to reverse.

Ensure you get the specialist SEO who knows how best to highlight the attributes of your company and can draw attention to your products and your services in a way that really makes your business stand-out on the worldwide web.

SEO and webdesign It is extremely important to have a website that reflects your company ethics and personifies the company ethos as closely as possible, after all; this is about you, your company and the products and services that you wish to put on display. Good quality SEO ensuring a good user experience.

The Increasing Popularity of Party Tents

The popularity of party tents has increased at a very fast rate over recent years. People are even using them during their graduation and birthday parties these days! Using these tents, it is possible to host many guests in your home even when you do not have permanent structures to shelter them. Today, there are many manufacturers and designers of these tents. This has resulted to an increased number of brands available in the current market. People hosting parties can now choose from a wide array of designs the one buy in order to achieve the desired look for their venue. One can also choose tents from a wide range of sizes to ensure that all guests are sheltered under these tents during a party.

There are many reasons why people use party tents. You can use these tents to maximize the party venue of your party. Using these tents it is possible to arrange seats in a way that ensure that all guests have places to seat. People will seat according to your arrangement under the tent. This is not the case when people seat whenever they like in venues where there are no such arrangements. However, using these materials it is possible to arrange your venue the way that you want guests to seat.

These shelters also enable you to decide where different people will seat during the party. If you are having a DJ or a band at your party, you can easily have a special place in the venue preserved for them. You can have this space where other people under the tent can have a clear view of; the same case for a special space for entertainers and speakers. Thus, these materials enable the host to come up with a unique arrangement for their parties.

These materials also give a party a professional look. Party tents are chosen after consideration of various factors about a party. For instance, the theme of a party is always considered when choosing tents to use at a party. Their colors are matched with that of other fixtures in a venue such as a piece of furniture, staging, dance floors, and bars among others. This ensures that the chosen combination gives a venue the best look possible.

Perhaps, the major reason why people opt for party tents is due to their ease of use. When you get tents from professional firms during your party, it will take a very short time to erect them. These firms have professionals who are experienced in erecting tents. It takes them a few minutes to erect tents in a venue. Similarly, dismantling them also takes a very short time. Thus, you do not have to spend much of your time planning and erecting shelter in your venue.

Erecting a shelter can be challenging sometimes especially when you are hosting a big party. Party tents have simplified things due to their ease of erecting and availability. Currently, there are many companies from which one can rent tents and even get professionals to erect them in their venues.

Renting a Photo Booth – Classic Arcade Style Vs The New Open Layout

If you’re shopping around for a photo booth for a wedding or other social event, you may have noticed there are now two radically different types available. There’s the traditional arcade style booth, with a bench, a roof and privacy curtains. But there’s also a new open design photo booth. The open layout booth ditches the classic boxed-in look, in favor of just having a camera facing a backdrop. Both of these configurations have their pros and cons.

The open booths have two primary benefits. First, larger group shots. Since there is not a limiting little box for your guests to climb into, you can typically squeeze up to 10 people in a group shot. Large group shots are much more fun to take, and create better photographic memories. Secondly, the fun is kept out in the open so everyone can see and participate. The laughter created by 10 people trying to squeeze into a group shot is absolutely contagious. The photo booth rental nyc are typically much easier to transport and can often go where arcade style booths can’t. The second floor of a building with no elevator, for example. The trade off is that the open design doesn’t look like a traditional photo booth. In fact, it’s not a booth at all, even though they call it one. They are also not recommended for outdoor events in the sunlight, unless arrangements are made to block the sunlight. Photos will be inconsistent throughout the day, and some photos may look very bad if direct sunlight is shining on the subjects.

There is still something to be said for the classic arcade style booths. Some people just prefer the nostalgia of an arcade booth. There’s no mistaking the signature look of an enclosed booth with privacy curtains. Oh, and about those curtains, if you think some of your guests would like to pose au natural after a few libations, then the enclosed arcade booth is definitely for you! Arcade booths can also be a better choice if there are space concerns, as they have a much smaller footprint than the area taken up by an open photo booth. The arcade style booth is highly recommended for outdoor events when sunlight may be a factor. Since they are enclosed, there is a much more controlled environment to take consistent photos for the duration of the event. Of course the downside is that the typical arcade photo booth will only fit 2-4 guests at a time.

Be on the lookout for the latest in technology, live video recording. Some booths will offer your guests the option to record a short video for the guest of honor after they have posed for their photo strip. This is what wedding videographers used to go table to table to do. But doing the video in the booth affords the guest some privacy, and since it is optional, no one is put on the spot and made to feel uncomfortable. The downside of the video photo booth is that it may take longer to get guests in and out of the booth. It is recommended that if you rent a photo booth with video capability, you reserve it for a longer period of time than you would a regular photo booth. You want all your guests to have the opportunity to use the booth. Some vendors will also rent you a second booth for your event at a significant discount since two booths side by side will typically still only require the watchful eyes of one attendant.

Whichever style you decide on, shop a few companies. Try to base your decision on the entertainment value the booth will provide to your event. Be sure to check with your venue too. Most catering managers have seen photo booths in their venue and they may have some thoughts about what works best for their particular location.

7 Best PEX Crimp Tools

We have gone further and provided a list of 7 PEX crimpers with reviews which we think are the very best in the market today.

Consequently, we have come up with a comprehensive buying guide that should help you pick the best pex crimping tools.

1.) IWISS PEX Pipe Crimping Tool Kit

+Ability to switch from one size to another fast.
+High quality and beautifully designed.
+The crimp jaws are nicely polished to prevent ring damage.
+Packs plenty of power.
+Strong build.

–Little bit critical design.

This is an outstanding tool from IWISS that does not let down in terms of quality, beautiful construction and efficient. This professional pex crimp tool is however on the higher end of the price spectrum. But as they say: Quality and performance always come at a price.

Comes with a 1-inch main jaw with three interchangeable jaws able to take 3/8″,1/2″,3/4″ piping and rings. This makes the Iwiss F1807 a truly universal crimp tool.

2. Zurn QCRTMH Multi-Head Copper Crimp Tool

+Fits various sizes ie. 3/8″, 1/8″, 5/8″, and 3/4″.
+Manual Crimping.
+Includes necessary tool kits.
+It’s came out for perfect connections – no leaks, no hassles.

–Not for stainless steel crimps.
–Doesn’t come with 1″ pex fitting.

This one is another great product for creating watertight PEX connection. Zurn QCRTMH is manual crimp tool kit made from steel. It takes second place in our top list.

For its multi-head feature, it is suitable for crimping all ASTM F1807 standard copper rings.

It features interchangeable jaws for 3/8″, 1/8″, 5/8″, and 3/4″ but not 1″ fittings as the jaws wouldn’t open wide enough. So, you can install easily PEX fittings with copper crimp rings by adjusting the jaws under 1″.

3. IWISS IWS-1234W Angel PEX Crimp Tool Set

+Solidly constructed using tool steel.
+Features an ergonomic design.
+Able to reach tight corners and spaces easily.
+Comes with a portable case for easy transportation.

–Jaws do not open wide.
–Takes a relatively great deal of force to crimp.
–Requires two hand operation.

Are you a professional plumber looking for a tool to reach those hard to reach places? Well, the IWISS IWS-1234W is the best deal you will get out there.

This thing of beauty features an innovative design with cutter, a Go/No-Go gauge and is a big bang for your buck.

Comes with an innovative gradient 30* head design. This ensures that perfect crimping is achieved even in tight hard to reach spots and corners.

The crimper is packaged together with a sharp PEX pipe cutter for making easy work of stubborn pipes during operation.

4. SharkBite 23251 PEX Crimping Tool

This amazing product comes from the well known SharkBite brand that is famed for its efficient and performance oriented products and does not disappoint. Today it earns a place at number four in our list only because it is limited to the diameter of rings and piping it can operate on. In terms of durability, performance, build quality and efficiency, the SharkBite 23251 can comfortably challenge for top honors with our other top crimpers.

The SharkBite 23251 features two holes designed on the jaw. These can take in rings and pipes of either size 1/2″ or 3/4″ which happen to be the most popular PEX sizes out there.

5. Apollo PEX 69PTKH0015K Multi-Head Crimp Tool

The Apollo 69PTKH0015K takes the fifth place in our list of best crimp tools and for a good reason. It is a universal PEX crimper complete with a wrench that can change jaws to handle various sizes of piping and rings in addition to the ability to adjust crimping force. With the massive strength that this tool packs, plumbing is like a breeze.

The Apollo PEX features a Go/No-Go crimp gauge that is able to correctly check for crimps after compression.

While the Apollo comes factory adjusted it features a simple to use calibration tool that has four settings of tightness. ie. from point 0 to 4. These settings allow the user to tighten the tension of the arms at the end of the job.

Comes with replaceable jaws of varying sizes that are also very easy to remove and replace. These give the Apollo its truly universal characteristic and can take pipes and rings of size 3/8″, 1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″.

6. IWISS F2098 PEX Ratcheting Cinch Crimping Tool

Coming at the top sixth crimp tools, the IWISS PEX Cinch Clamp Crimping tool has all the hallmarks of the best DIY crimp tool in the market today. From versatility, durability, reach, ease of usage and an unbeatable price tag, it is the king of our list. In addition to this, the tool is universal and can be used with stainless steel clamps from any manufacturer you can think of.

In addition to being factory adjusted, the IWISS comes with a calibration tool. This allows you to adjust the tool to the original position after doing multiple pipe installations.

This tool features a GO-NO-GO gauge. The GO-NO-GO feature allows users to check beforehand if the tool can perform the work at hand. and if any adjustment is needed.

IWISS PEX Cinch Clamp Crimping tool comes with an exclusive Ratchet function. The ratchet engages when you first start clamping till full clamping is achieved when it disengages. This ensures that all cases of bad clamping are eliminated hence bringing fast and reliable installation of pipes.

Comes with a long red rubber handle that is both comfortable and attractive. This long handle allows the user to reach hard to reach places and provides the necessary leverage to crimp rings properly.

7. Pexflow R1245 PEX Crimp Tool

Looking for a PEX crimp tool that can perform even in the most adverse of conditions without letting up? The Pexflow R1245 is just the right one for you. This amazing piece of equipment is sturdy and strong enough to perform work in conditions as diverse as snow melt and in radiant heat.

The Pexflow R1245 PEX Crimp Tool comes with a Ratchet mechanism. This ensures that the user enjoys the ease of use and consistent sealing of Cinch Clamps.

Features a handle crafted out of high-quality material complete with a comfort grip. This helps to boost comfort as well as better control during handling.

The crimper is constructed using high-grade steel. This ensures that the crimper id both durable, sturdy and lightweight at the same time.

The Pexflow comes with a labor-saving ergonomic design. With this, you can forget about distortion and accidentally break of rings.

Features a long handle able to enable work even in the hard to reach places.

Toy Story Halloween Costume – Tipy na nákup a užitočné rady

Dobre, priznávam, požičal som si vnučku jedno horúce letné popoludnie, aby som mohol odísť s najnovším filmom Toy Story Movie, Toy Story 3. Ak ste film ešte nevideli, veľmi ho odporúčam. Požičajte si dieťa, ak musíte DVD požičať alebo si ho požičať a sledovať ho doma so svojimi deťmi a vnoučatami (alebo dokonca sám!).

Toy Story 3 je film, ktorý je pre dospelých rovnako zábavný ako pre deti. Je to tiež jeden z tých zriedkavých filmov, kde sú pokračovania rovnako dobré ako originály. V skutočnosti vydanie Toy Story 3 vyvolalo nový záujem o rôzne postavičky Toy Story ako halloweensky kostym .

Ak hľadáte hračkársky príbeh Halloween v tomto roku, máte veľa fantastických možností – Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, pán a pani Potatohead, Rex dinosaurus, Hamm prasiatko, Alien Men, Green Army Men, a dokonca Little Bo Peep!

Tu je niekoľko tipov na nákup a užitočné rady, ako si vybrať ten pravý kostým pre vás.

Teraz, keď začnete nakupovať kostým, musíte zvážiť niekoľko faktorov. Najprv sa musíte rozhodnúť, o ktorú postavu máte záujem, a preto som uviedol nižšie uvedené možnosti:

Kostým Buzz Lightyear:

Niet divu, že najobľúbenejšou voľbou pre mužov a chlapcov je Buzz Lightyear. Kostým Buzz Lightyear je k dispozícii pre dospelých, deti a batoľatá, rovnako ako bacuľaté pre chlapcov a zväčšenú veľkosť pre mužov. Súčasťou štandardného kostýmu je kombinéza a prilba. Existujú rôzne luxusné verzie, ktoré prichádzajú s jetpackom, rukavicami a chráničmi nôh. Tieto a iné doplnky si môžete kúpiť aj samostatne, vrátane vesmírnej prilby.

Drevený kostým:

Druhou najobľúbenejšou voľbou pre mužov a chlapcov v kostýmovej línii Toy Story Halloween je šerifský kostým Woody. Woody je klasický kovboj, ale s výrazným vzhľadom, ktorý môže mať iba šerif! Oficiálny kostým je určený pre dospelých, deti a batoľatá. Štandardná verzia je dodávaná s podrobným kombinézu a kovbojský klobúk a luxusné verzie pridať nejaké ďalšie podrobnosti. Tu je elegantný nápad: pridajte akord na svoje chrbát, že ľudia môžu ťahať, aby Woody hovoriť!

Kostým Jessie:

Jessie, hlavná cowgirl, je najobľúbenejšou voľbou pre ženy a dievčatá. Jessie a Woody tiež robia skvelý kostýmový nápad. Súčasťou kostýmu Jessie sú kombinézu a červený kovbojský klobúk a niektoré verzie sa dodávajú s mašľami na vlasy. Na dokončenie oblečenia pridajte laso, topánky pre cowgirl a možno aj červenú parochňu. Kostým je k dispozícii pre dospelých aj deti.

Kostým Alien Men:

Novinka v tomto roku, 3 oči a všetko! Cudzinci (myslím … dráp) zachránili deň v Toy Story 3, takže vyskočili o stupeň popularity a teraz majú oficiálny kostým! K dispozícii vo veľkostiach pre batoľatá a batoľatá alebo pre dospelých.

Kostým Zelenej armády:

Byť zeleným armádnym človekom je príliš cool, pretože si maľuješ tvár a ruky zelene! Oficiálny kostým sa dodáva vo veľkostiach pre dospelých a pre deti a je vybavený kombinézou, prilbou, kapucňou a poťahmi na topánky.

Výhody nakupovania v režime offline:
Môžete vidieť a cítiť kostým
Možno budete môcť vyskúšať kostým
Návrat môže byť jednoduchší (alebo sa zdá byť ľahší)
Skvelé pre nákupy na poslednú chvíľu

Výhody nakupovania online:
Dostanete sa vyhnúť davom a pokladničnému riadku
Nepoužívate plyn ani nehľadáte parkovacie miesto
Môžete nakupovať ktorúkoľvek hodinu podľa vášho výberu
Oveľa jednoduchšie nájdete presne to, čo hľadáte
Obrovský výber rôznych postáv Toy Story
Mnoho rôznych veľkostí z čoho vyberať
V skutočnosti je veľmi ľahké vracať online nákupy
V závislosti od toho, kde žijete, nemusí platiť daň z obratu
Doručenie cez noc je často k dispozícii

Mnoho online obchodov má teraz aj systém hodnotenia, v ktorom zobrazujú komentáre ostatných nakupujúcich. Získate tak šancu zistiť, či boli ostatní ľudia s nákupom spokojní, a mnohokrát sa vyjadria ku kvalite (alebo jej nedostatku) položky, ktorú chcete kúpiť.

Pomôže vám to zistiť, či je kostým dobre vyrobený atď., A je to VEĽKÉ plus pri nakupovaní online. V skutočnosti je to jedna z vecí, ktorú hľadám, keď nakupujem online, a mali by ste tiež.