Why is the Auto Industry Failing?

Everybody should be asking “Why is the American Auto Industry Failing?”.  It’s quite simply in the numbers.

# of Employees: 239,000
# of Retirees Being Paid Pensions: 775,000
# of People get Heathcare: 2,000,000+

This is a very touchy subject for America.  It’s because retirement promises were made that can’t be kept.  So should the government tax the rich more to pay for retirement or should the retirees get only a portion of what they are promised. 

I for one am not expecting any help when I retire (19 more years, age 50).  It would be in your best interest to plan for your own retirement as well.

Clickable Touch Phone?

What is everbody’s one major issue with the iPhone?  I mean other than having to use iTunes.  I hate iTunes guts.

The problem is the lack of a tactile screen.  Well, if you want something portable and not clunky, you don’t get a tactile screen right?  Well some people, smarter than us came up with a way.  Clickable Screen!

I still have a year contract on my shitty Sprint Treo 755 but might try to see if I can play around with one of these phones as well.  Looking at the full specs I can see that it does not have WiFi but it does have a removable battery.  It also has a 3.2 megapixel camera WITH flash.

Percentage Clicks by Position

Everybody knows that the higher up in search engine rankings you are, the more clicks you get.  How much though?

Let’s assume there are 10 results per page and 1,000,000 search per month.

Percentage of Clicks per Position

Position Percent Clicks Number of Clicks 1,000,000 If you Go up 1 If You Go Down 1
1 42.30% 423,000   28.18%
2 11.92% 119,200 355% 70.81%
3 8.44% 84,400 141% 71.45%
4 6.03% 60,300 140% 80.60%
5 4.86% 48,600 124% 82.10%
6 3.99% 39,900 122% 84.46%
7 3.37% 33,700 118% 88.43%
8 2.98% 29,800 113% 94.97%
9 2.83% 28,300 105% 104.95%
10 2.97% 29,700 95% 22.22%
11 0.66% 6,600 450% 84.85%
12 0.56% 5,600 118% 92.86%
13 0.52% 5,200 108% 92.31%
14 0.48% 4,800 108% 97.92%
15 0.47% 4,700 102% 82.98%
16 0.39% 3,900 121% 92.31%
17 0.36% 3,600 108% 94.44%
18 0.34% 3,400 106% 94.12%
19 0.32% 3,200 106% 96.88%
20 0.31% 3,100 103% 93.55%
21 0.29% 2,900 107% 41.38%
31 0.12% 1,200 242% 58.33%
41 0.07% 700 171%  

This will tell you roughly what you can expect to get for each position for a specific key work. 

Almost 90% of clicks are on the first page (first 10 results).
Lest than 4.5% of clicks are on the 2nd page.
About 5.5% are on pages 3 or higher.

Going from 2nd page to 1st page (11th position to 12th) get’s you the biggest increase of clicks.  Your clicks go up 450%
Going from the 2nd position to 1st only gets you 355% more clicks.
However, you might want to be in position 10 versus 9.  Position 10 gets almost 5 % more than clicks than 10.  Because it is at the bottom of the page, it gets more attention than just above the bottom of the page.

Unable to load client print control

From time to time I post fixes that I have found that aren’t on the net.  It’s so others don’t have to go through the same aggravation as myself.  This one relates to SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).  More precisely we have an ASP.Net application written in C# that uses the report viewer control to show reports.  However, when you want to print the report you need to run an ActiveX print control.  If you remove this from Internet Explorer, IE can’t load it any more.

FIRST CHECK TO MAKE SURE THESE 2 UPDATES ARE INSTALLED

Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2005 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 Service Pack 1

You must restart IIS after installing these.  There are older versions available so make certain you have Service Pack 1 editions.

If you are still having the issue, try the following fixes.

Fix #1 – Simplest

We are running the 3.5 Framework.  I’m not certain that was a prerequisite though.  We simply change the version of the component from 8 to version 9.  Open all your ASPX pages and replace

Register Assembly=”Microsoft.ReportViewer.WebForms, Version=8.0.0.0

  with

Register Assembly=”Microsoft.ReportViewer.WebForms, Version=9.0.0.0

Fix #2 – This fix simply got the 8.0 version of the control to re-download.

Part 1
Add you site to the trusted sites.

I ran the following parts as well.  Each consists of a few steps.  I’m not sure if Part 2 was needed.

Part 2
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Step 1:
Paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension. You can apply this .reg file to client system by double-clicking it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{FA91DF8D-53AB-455D-AB20-F2F023E498D3}]
“Compatibility Flags”=dword:00000400

Step 2:
On the client systems which face the issue, this could be tested out –
1. Unregister RSClientPrint.dll
2. Open Internet Explorer
3. Got to Tool – > Internet Options.
4. Click on ‘Programs’ tab
5. Click on ‘Manage add-ons’.
6. Select and Delete the ‘RSClientPrint Class’ ActiveX Control if it exists
7. Select ‘Security’ tab.
8. Select ‘Intranet Zone’ and click on ‘Custom Level’
9. Enable ‘Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls’
10. Select ‘Prompt’ for ‘Download signed ActiveXcontrols’ and ‘Run ActiveX
controls and plug-ins’
11. Restart the Internet Explorer
12. Try to print the report, this time it should prompt you to run the ActiveX
controls and plug-ins.
13. Click ‘Yes’

Part 3
—————————————————————————————————–
Step 1:
Paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension. You can apply this .reg file to client system by double-clicking it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{FA91DF8D-53AB-455D-AB20-F2F023E498D3}]
“Compatibility Flags”=dword:00000400
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{FA91DF8D-53AB-455D-AB20-F2F023E498D3}]
“Compatibility Flags”=dword:00000400

Step 2:
On the client systems which face the issue, this could be tested out –
1. Unregister RSClientPrint.dll
2. Open Internet Explorer
3. Got to Tool – > Internet Options.
4. Click on ‘Programs’ tab
5. Click on ‘Manage add-ons’.
6. Select and Delete the ‘RSClientPrint Class’ ActiveX Control if it exists
7. Select ‘Security’ tab.
8. Select ‘Intranet Zone’ and click on ‘Custom Level’
9. Enable ‘Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls’
10. Select ‘Prompt’ for ‘Download signed ActiveXcontrols’ and ‘Run ActiveX
controls and plug-ins’
11. Restart the Internet Explorer
12. Try to print the report, this time it should prompt you to run the ActiveX
controls and plug-ins.
13. Click ‘Yes’