Transfer iPhone Purchases To iTunes Library Before UpDating This iPhone

Ok, so you were as excited as I was to update my iPhone 5 to the latest IOS version 7. Upon clicking the update button you get a popup with this notification:

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There are purchased items on the iPhone *** that have not been transferred to your iTunes library. You should transfer these items to your iTunes library before updating this iPhone. Are you sure you want to continue?

 

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A few iTunes versions ago you would see your device in the left hand side, but seems Apple has gone the way of Microsoft and they now love to continue re-arranging the GUI (graphical user interface) so we have to search for something simple. The above screenshot is current as of September 2013…so here’s the skinny:

Go to iTunes menu bar (top left) and select File>>>Devices>>>Transfer Purchases

What would be even more intuitive is for Apple to include button or link to do this automatically while the warning popup is glaring you in the face.

Hope this helps someone.

 

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Bed Intruder Gone Viral On Youtube

I love following videos that go viral on Youtube. Bed Intruder was born out of a news report and then auto-tuned and turned into a song by the Gregory brothers.

The original version was released on July 31, 2010 and as of today the video has received nearly 11,000,000 views. That’s over 500,000 views per day on average. The video also has over 300 cover songs which I won’t list here. I’ll be launching another site called Viral Video Marketing where I’ll be showcasing videos that go viral.

“Bed Intruder” in just +/- 20 days has turned Antoine Dodson into a celebrity with a T-shirt line and numerous radio and television interviews. I’m predicting he’ll get a reality show offer when all is finished. The Gregory brothers have numerous news clips and speeches that they have auto-tuned, but Bed Intruder is certainly their new claim to fame. The song is available on iTunes and as a ring-tone. Who knows, maybe I’ll attempt my own cover 🙂

This is just example of how creativity and the Internet can skyrocket traffic to a website, product, or service. I hope to see more cool work from the Gregory brothers. Below is the iTunes version of the Bed Intruder song:

At its peak, the song rose to #3 on iTunes and now sits at #56 on iTunes. Have you seen the Bed Intruder video? What did you think? Do you have a favorite video that went viral? Comment below.

Bed Intruder July 16, 2011 – The Gregory Brothers

Well, it’s been nearly a year since the Gregory brothers launched Bed Intruder…so how’s the video doing today? For starters, the Gregory brothers have created a whole new genre for online videos. Bed Intruder now sits are a crazy 20 million plus views since the video first went viral.

Text, Images and Cell Phones

This is odd article for me, but I want to make a point regarding the use of text and images on your website. Many folks embed their phone number or contact information in a header graphic or image on their website, but don’t post contact information anywhere in text for the search engines or folks using cell phones. More and more Internet users are using their cell phones with data to search for business listings. All the stats show cell phone use for browsing the Internet is increasing.

It only makes sense that you should put your phone number or contact information as text somewhere on your site. The other nice thing about this is that most cell phones detect a phone number displayed as text so the user only has to click on the phone number to dial the number they are trying to reach.

Here are two sites I like to visit, but notice how the phone number is embedded in an image leaving no way to simply click a number to reach the business.

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I’ll give them both some link love here, but I think the point is clear. Don’t embed important information in a graphic unless you are intentionally trying to hide it.

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As more and more cell phone users utilize their data connections to find businesses and listings online, it is imperative that website owner ensure  that their websites are cell phone friendly.

Is your website cell phone friendly? One last item that folks overlook are JavaScript based navigation. While most cell phones with web browsers support java, I’ve yet to find one that can support Java based drop down menus. If your website has JavaScript drop down menus, make sure you’ve got the text equivalent on your site-map or a cell phone friendly page.

Pitfalls of Social Media Marketing

Some might think it is all upside becoming a social media marketeer, but you need to real Perry Belcher’s farewell blog post in its entirety to understand what I’ve been saying from the beginning about social media marketing… Once you go high profile, it’s an all consuming task. Perry Belcher is taking his life back and going private. Perry is one of the most respected high-profile social media marketing trainers in this space so his thoughts are worth considering before you decide your company is going to rely entirely on social media to generate leads or prospects for your business.

Dear Friends,

Today I decided to end my career as an internet marketing trainer. I have told so many of my students that when your 1% unhappy it’s time to get out. Now it’s time to follow my own advice.

Over the last 18 months or so I have had the privilege to meet and work with some of the coolest, kindest, most generous people I have ever known. I have truly enjoyed sharing my knowledge of internet marketing and social media marketing with each and every one of you.

So why would I quit? There are several reasons, but here are a few…

First, training and coaching, for me, is an all encompassing business. I took on every client’s challenges as my own and and my time with my family has been very limited since I began on this path. I look very forward to focusing on just being dad and a husband for a while.

Secondly, while there are a great many people who have shown me a great deal of love, there are a few that have shown a heavy dose of hate and anger, partially because of my past. This group has unfortunately been much more vocal and harsh.

While I can take reasonable criticism, today I have concerns for my safety and the safety of family.

Third, I remembered that it’s much more fun and profitable to be a marketer than it is to teach internet marketing…a truth that someone had to hit me over the head to help me remember.

So, that being said I need to make a clean break….

I have asked that all my internet marketing training products be removed from the market.

I am in the process of removing all internet marketing related materials form my blogs.

Over the next bit of time I will be reverting my social media connections back to close personal friends.

I will have canceled all future internet marketing and social media speaking opportunities and will not accept new ones.

In short, I am taking my life back to private.

My current clients will be supported by Ryan Deiss’ company, Infomastery, but I will be creating no new internet marketing trainings and I have canceled all future speaking engagements regarding internet marketing.

For any current customers and clients who are still owed coaching/consulting from me, I will still be hanging around for as long as it takes to make sure that you are taken care of. In other words, while my public persona will more or less vanish, I’ll still be helping you privately and WILL NOT violate prior agreements. (NOTE: This includes “Social Media Money System” customers who are owed coaching calls with me.)

If you have any questions or concerns about any of this, please contact customer support at: support@drivingtraffic.com

…or by phone at: 512-600-4363

I appreciate your care and understanding and I wish each and every one of you great success in your future endeavors.

Sincerely,
Perry Belcher”

Wish you the best Perry – SearchEnginePro