Despite the fact that “car radio” is still a fairly commonly used phrase, these days “car radio” means so much more than just that.
From the start of the auto era, if anybody knew how to put a home radio into their car it was pretty much the only option. These were usually DIY and tweaked versions of home radios, home stereos, that the typical tinkerer might have come up with. The early era car technology did not include radios, owners were forced to come up with their own way to bring music along.
In the 60s we saw the advent of reel-to-reel players which shortly thereafter lead to 8-track cartridges, and ultimately the iconic cassette tape of the late 70s and 80s. CDs first made their appearance on the car audio scene in 1985 – now 28 years ago!
Since CDs, car audio has been much more digital focused and adaptive to computer technology as it has been developing in somewhat of a parallel fashion. Many of the same technologies have been used, and the trend of shrinking data down to the smallest phsyical units was very beneficial for car audio as portability was such a primary factor of consideration.
Now, who remembers what a car phone used to look like? I mean a real, honest-to-god, first generation car phone. The giant monster things that were permanently attached to your console. While it’s true that car audio equipment of generations past can and does look quite retro, the mobile phone technology we used to have looks absolutely prehistoric. This industry has been advancing at such an exponential rate that if you compare one of the pioneering pieces of technology against what you might find today you would barely recognize that they served the same function.
Today we are seeing a merging of these technologies into one unit that controls music, radio, communication, and so much more that we used to never dream about. MP3s have been a fundamental part of car audio for almost two decades. Cell phones are completely integrated thanks to Bluetooth wireless systems. And more and more we are seeing these control units incorporating features and abilities of our computers and smartphones.
The most recent generation of in-car consoles – components like the Sony MirrorLink or the Clarion Next GATE – include all the popular apps you find everyone using today: Facebook, Twitter, Streaming Radio like Pandora, plus they have GPS navigation and more. Features are available today that before we never would have dreamed of.
When we also consider the development of these entertainment/information consoles in conjunction with the efforts that Google has been making to create an automated car that drives itself (the first license was given in Nevada just a few weeks ago), one has to wonder what the next few decades will bring when it comes to in-car technology. Or just the next handful of years, even!
Blow Your Competition Out Of The Water With These Search Engine Optimization Tricks
By increasing traffic to a blog or website, there is a good possibility that there will be a resulting increase in the sales from that source from the additional visitors. Optimizing your search engine will help to make the web site you have made more accessible. In this article you will find great advice for maximizing your optimization efforts.
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When you try to increase search engine optimization, you should make your URL something easy and understandable. It should be clear what your site is about. That way, people will known what they are clicking on when they are looking for something using a search engine and they will more likely click on your site.
In order to help crawlers and spiders index your web site, you should create a site map. A site map is a list of all the pages that make up your site. By creating one, web spiders will be able to discover even the most obscure and hidden pages, as well as to receive other important information. This will increase your visibility on the internet.
If video or audio items are shown on your website, you should have transcripts of these included. The transcripts allow your content to be easily understood by search engine robots. This will ensure your website gets a higher ranking.
Keep your content fresh. While having lots of content is important, it has to be up to date. A search engine will track how frequently your site is updated and this has an effect on your rank in the freshness category. Any form of change, whether it's a news article or a blog post, will help to boost your rank.
As much as possible, stay away from frames in your website. Search engines can't index framed pages. The best that they will be able to do is to index your home page. This means that, if the majority of your site uses frames, then the majority of your site will not be indexed.
If you want to avoid a three to six month period of your site being in a ranking abyss, do not make a lot of link exchanges or buy a lot of links right away. Take your time marketing your site slowly to the internet and your rank will go up much quicker.
If you have embedded videos on your web site, be sure to include them in your sitemap. Doing so lets the search engines know that your video content is actually part of your web site. This will help bring more traffic to your site, since viewers will be more likely to come to your site to watch your video rather than going to an external hosting site.
When search results are shown, it's probably the results showing on the first two pages that will see the highest traffic. The ideas you've read here will help you to build traffic and increase the profits you receive from your website or blog. Optimizing your site or blog can do a lot for your business.