Digital Brand Marketing Education

  • How to Grow Your Business via Marketing – Jenny Vance
    In this episode of Marketing Made Simple TV, Jenny Vance of LeadJen, a top demand generation expert shares key tips for companies large and small. In this fun and engaging show, you’ll learn: The Importance of the phone and direct mail in marketing…
    - 24 Jan 13, 3:59pm -
  • Well I Never, Five Tech Developments We Didn’t See Coming
    The world of modern technology moves so very quickly. It is difficult to keep abreast from week to week as scientists, computer experts and programmers come up with so many new and exciting developments. Some innovations – such as the useful and fu…
    - 23 Jan 13, 2:26am -
  • Social Marketing With Photos
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words—a concept advertisers and marketers have practiced for years. As marketers switched to social media, though, photos were temporarily sidelined in favor of short snippets of text. But the photo is coming…
    - 22 Jan 13, 3:06am -
  • Facebook Takes on Google with Graph Search
    Ever since I started using Facebook, I’ve never found their search function very useful.  Results were never exactly what I was looking for, and my attempts at locating useful information left me empty-handed.  I always looked to Google to find e…
    - 19 Jan 13, 7:40pm -
  • A Place in the SEO Industry for Creative Majors!
    Having been a career counselor for several years to students pursuing their bachelor’s and master’s degrees, many of them were completely indifferent to how their creative major could lead to a successful career, even those who were as close as 2…
    - 19 Jan 13, 3:28am -
  • “Think Like Zuck” Lessons from Facebook’s remarkable CEO
    In this Marketing Made Simple TV show (Click button in lower right to maximize the viewing window), Ekaterina Walter, author of Think Like Zuck and social media innovator at Intel, shares tips (Which she calls the Five Ps) from Facebook Founder and C…
    - 17 Jan 13, 10:20pm -
  • Facebook Introduces ‘Graph Search’, but this Search Secret already helps Marketers
    Facebook has introduced graph search and while it will not be launched publically today, you can join the beta testing group to be one of the first to try it. The search feature in Facebook has been a hidden gem for some time, while most news and med…
    - 15 Jan 13, 9:25pm -
  • 5 WordPress Plugins To Optimise, Secure & Promote Your Site
    WordPress now powers over 17.5% of all websites on the net, if you work in the online marketing industry, you’d be hard pressed not to have stumbled across a site that uses it as not just a blogging tool, but as a fully functional CMS. “With grea…
    - 15 Jan 13, 4:28pm -
  • 7 Reasons Why You Should Use YouTube for Marketing
    Let’s just pretend that you want to find out how to tie a bow. Do a Google search and, besides a few top-rated articles, you will be served some instructional videos. You will be more likely to click on a video than on an article because in your ca…
    - 14 Jan 13, 4:35pm -
  • Create Your Own E-book For Free
    You can create your own ebook in OpenOffice writer with this free Kindle template and EPUB generator from OpenOffice.org. Kindle Template and EPUB Generator Review These days, if you want to self-publish a book, the easiest and least expensive way to…
    - 13 Jan 13, 4:03pm -

ONE PERSPECTIVE

  • Launch Day for PS4

    Launch Day for PS4

    This image went out from Xbox and other Microsoft channels today as a nod to the launch of PS4. Not sure if it’s sarcasm or just a classy move? You’re […]
    - 15 Nov 13, 7:45pm -
  • Collaborating with a 4-year Old

    Collaborating with a 4-year Old

    Originally posted on busy mockingbird:One day, while my daughter was happily distracted in her own marker drawings, I decided to risk pulling out a new sketchbook I had special…
    - 3 Sep 13, 4:51pm -
  • Visual Data: Interactive Infographic Highlights Billionaire Shuffle

    Visual Data: Interactive Infographic Highlights Billionaire Shuffle

    The above image is a screen shot of a really great interactive infographic from Bloomberg.com. The tool lets see the rank of the top 100 billionaires on any given day […]
    - 12 Feb 13, 4:43am -
  • The Goal Of Marketing Summed Up In One Simple Image

    The Goal Of Marketing Summed Up In One Simple Image

    Last week, I had the pleasure of seeing Clark Kokich of Razorfish speak about digital media’s importance to today’s brands. Clark shared ideas on how brands can use digital and […]
    - 8 Nov 12, 2:00am -
  • Marketing Expectations for Facebook Ads

    Marketing Expectations for Facebook Ads

    As Facebook’s stock price continues to dip, it’s ad performance is going to be put under an even more powerful microscope. Here’s a great chart on what marketers are looking to […]
    - 10 Oct 12, 6:13pm -
  • Politics and Beer: What Does Your Beverage of Choice Say About Your Politics?

    Politics and Beer: What Does Your Beverage of Choice Say About Your Politics?

    Credit: Tracey Robinson, NMRPP It turns out there are some strong correlations between the beer people choose to drink and the party they identify with as well as their likelihood […]
    - 2 Oct 12, 10:29pm -
  • An Ode to the 80′s Car Chase: Carlson Draught

    An Ode to the 80′s Car Chase: Carlson Draught

    Here’s a clever way to imply the value of a good beer – parody an 80′s high speed chase. Only in this version they dropped cars and added Carlson Draught […]
    - 7 Sep 12, 5:39am -
  • #16TrillionFail – When A Big Hashtag Purchase Backfires On Twitter

    #16TrillionFail – When A Big Hashtag Purchase Backfires On Twitter

    What was supposed to be a carefully planned hashtag promotion purchased by Americans for Prosperity, a republican backed group seems to have backfired. During President Bill Clinton’s speech, and hours after […]
    - 6 Sep 12, 4:29am -
  • Leveraging Communities: Missed Opportunities In Search & Social

    Leveraging Communities: Missed Opportunities In Search & Social

    Over the last couple of years, more and more businesses and brands have invested in building communities across many social networks. Their communities have grown into the thousands and at […]
    - 5 Sep 12, 6:17pm -
  • Meme: Seeking Enlightenment

    Meme: Seeking Enlightenment

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted to my blog. Since it is the end of the day on a Friday, and considering the current state of political discourse I […]
    - 17 Aug 12, 11:54pm -

Technology Guide

  • How to Download Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Now

    How to Download Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Now

    During WWDC 2014, Apple unveiled the next iteration of its Mac OS X operating system, OS X 10.10 codename OS X Yosemite. Apple also promised to release OS X Yosemite beta for everyone. Keeping its promise, Apple opened the doors of OS X Yosemite beta…
    - 21 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 11:23pm -
  • SpeedyFox Review: Easily Boost Firefox, Chrome And More In One-Click

    SpeedyFox Review: Easily Boost Firefox, Chrome And More In One-Click

    SpeedyFox is a free portable software available for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The developers of SpeedyFox claims to boost performance of Firefox, Chrome, third-party web browsers built on them and more. SpeedyFox eliminates fragmentation a…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 10:35pm -
  • How To Install iOS Update On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    How To Install iOS Update On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    iOS 7.1.2 update is now available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. When a new iOS update releases, people who are new to the iOS world, wonders how to install iOS update. So, here we are with a simple tutorial that will help you…
    - 28 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 4:23am -
  • Download iOS 7.1.2 Update For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    Download iOS 7.1.2 Update For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    Apple released a new update for all compatible iOS devices. iOS 7.1.2 is now available for download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. iOS 7.1.2 is the second minor update to iOS 7.1. It comes after more than two months of iOS 7.1.1 release. Th…
    - 28 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 4:09am -
  • Windows 9 May Be Offered As Free Upgrade For Windows 8.1 Users

    Windows 9 May Be Offered As Free Upgrade For Windows 8.1 Users

    The websphere is buzzing aloud with the rumor that Microsoft may offer the next version of Windows, Windows 9 as a free upgrade (or at a discounted price) for Windows 8.1 Update 2 consumers. Although nothing is announced officially but according to W…
    - 32 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 12:49am -
  • How To Find Out If My Windows 8.1 Is Running Windows 8.1 Update 1

    How To Find Out If My Windows 8.1 Is Running Windows 8.1 Update 1

    Microsoft for Patch Tuesday this month released 66 patches. Most of these patches are for Internet Explorer. It fixes a lot of undisclosed security issues in the web browser. But you may not receive this update if you don’t have Windows 8.1 Update…
    - 44 days ago, 14 Jun 14, 9:30am -
  • Microsoft’s June 2014 Patch Tuesday Fixes Record Number Of Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities

    Microsoft’s June 2014 Patch Tuesday Fixes Record Number Of Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities

    Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday is here for this month. In this month Microsoft is fixing 66 vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities affects Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. This month, vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer is making the headlines.…
    - 48 days ago, 11 Jun 14, 7:57am -
  • VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Utility For Windows, A TrueCrypt Alternative

    VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Utility For Windows, A TrueCrypt Alternative

    VeraCrypt is an on-the-fly encryption utility, a fork of TrueCrypt. A software fork means that the software is using the source code of the original but it’s not a clone. Before we talk more about VeraCrypt, here’s what happened to the original T…
    - 48 days ago, 10 Jun 14, 10:32am -
  • Latest Firefox 30 Update Released, Features Faster Access To Social, Bookmark, History Using Sidebars

    Latest Firefox 30 Update Released, Features Faster Access To Social, Bookmark, History Using Sidebars

    Mozilla has released the latest update of Firefox web browser. Firefox 30 includes two new features (as listed below). Firefox should have updated itself if you have Mozilla Maintenance installed. You can manually trigger an update by opening the Abo…
    - 48 days ago, 10 Jun 14, 10:30am -
  • Update Google Chrome: Latest Google Chrome 35 Download Links

    Update Google Chrome: Latest Google Chrome 35 Download Links

    Google Chrome Team has released Google Chrome 35 to the Stable channel of Google Chrome. The latest Chrome update is a minor update bumping up the version number to 35.0.1916.153 is now available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. If you have Chrome w…
    - 49 days ago, 10 Jun 14, 6:30am -
  • Best Freeware File Compression Software For Windows

    Best Freeware File Compression Software For Windows

    File compression or file archiving is nothing new for the computing world. In fact its pretty much de-facto for users who regularly downloads files or share files. The concept of packing multiple files into a compressed archive before sending it to…
    - 50 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 1:05am -
  • OS X Yosemite System Requirement: Find Out If Your Mac Will Run OS X 10.10?

    OS X Yosemite System Requirement: Find Out If Your Mac Will Run OS X 10.10?

    Apple unveiled the next Mac operating system update, OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.10) recently at WWDC 2014. During the WWDC 2014 keynote, Apple showed everyone the new features, what to expect from OS X 10.10 and many other details of the upcoming Mac o…
    - 53 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 4:02pm -
  • Apple Unveiled Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite: Here’s Everything You Need To Know About OS X Yosemite

    Apple Unveiled Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite: Here’s Everything You Need To Know About OS X Yosemite

    Apple at WWDC 2014, unveiled OS X 10.10 Yosemite, the successor of the popular desktop operating system Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. The OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” is named after the popular National Park in California. The OS X 10.10 desktop operatin…
    - 55 days ago, 3 Jun 14, 9:12pm -
  • Overview Of Upcoming Changes At My Technology Guide

    Overview Of Upcoming Changes At My Technology Guide

    Here’s a quick overview of upcoming changes! A lot of things are changing at your favorite tech site My Technology Guide (MTG). We believe this changes will be in favor of our readers. Providing them more choices to choose about what they care m…
    - 60 days ago, 29 May 14, 3:48pm -
  • VirusTotal Uploader For OS X (Official Release)

    VirusTotal Uploader For OS X (Official Release)

    VirusTotal is an online virus scanner for malware analysis by Google. It is widely used around the world to analyze suspicious files and URLs. VirusTotal uses a simple concept of scanning a suspicious file or URL using more than 50 malware scanners.…
    - 62 days ago, 27 May 14, 3:00pm -
  • Big Savings On Windows Phone Games: Select Marvel, Disney Games Up For Sale Until June 2nd

    Big Savings On Windows Phone Games: Select Marvel, Disney Games Up For Sale Until June 2nd

    Great news for Windows Phone users! Disney games and Marvel games came up with a very good deal for all Windows Phone users. Last time here, we covered Disney’s latest game based on its movie Maleficent. Now, Disney has released three more games f…
    - 65 days ago, 24 May 14, 9:33pm -
  • After End Of Support Download Windows XP Updates Until April 2019 Using This Trick

    After End Of Support Download Windows XP Updates Until April 2019 Using This Trick

    Officially, Windows XP support is over on April 8, 2014. This means, if you still have Windows XP, you will not receive any updates or security patches from Microsoft. Although, in some exceptional situations, Microsoft may release an update (as seen…
    - 66 days ago, 23 May 14, 10:56pm -
  • eBay Security Breach: Asks All Users To Change Passwords

    eBay Security Breach: Asks All Users To Change Passwords

    eBay today asked all its users to reset their passwords after confirming a cyber-attack on Wednesday. At first the company posted an unclear message about the security incident on PayPal’s community homepage and press page (which was later removed…
    - 68 days ago, 22 May 14, 12:44am -
  • Wiser Simple Launcher Simplifies Android For Everyone

    Wiser Simple Launcher Simplifies Android For Everyone

    The world is moving faster towards something which is dependent on technology. With all the latest Internet of Things stuff, digital wearable, smartphones, smart devices, and basically everything that is turning smart even if we don’t need all thos…
    - 71 days ago, 18 May 14, 2:39pm -
  • Disney’s Maleficent Free Fall Available For Download From Windows Store, Windows Phone Store

    Disney’s Maleficent Free Fall Available For Download From Windows Store, Windows Phone Store

    Do you or your kids love the games released by Disney? Without doubt almost all the puzzle games released by Disney are very enjoyable both for kids and grown-ups. The games inspired by Disney’s movies are good too. Last time, when Disney released…
    - 71 days ago, 18 May 14, 2:30pm -
  • Download iTunes 11.2.1 Update To Fix /Users Folder Missing Bug

    Download iTunes 11.2.1 Update To Fix /Users Folder Missing Bug

    Apple released iTunes 11.2 and OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 update recently. After installing the updates, OS X Mavericks users found that the /Users folder appeared missing. Although there’s a way to manually restore the folder but it involved running a…
    - 72 days ago, 17 May 14, 5:00pm -
  • PayPal Now An Alternative Payment Option For Google Play Store

    PayPal Now An Alternative Payment Option For Google Play Store

    Google has started accepting PayPal as a payment options for use on Google Play Store. According to the official Android Developers Blog, PayPal payment option is now available as an alternative of Google Wallet on Google Play Store. Now, all Play St…
    - 73 days ago, 16 May 14, 7:26pm -
  • Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Update Released Along With iTunes 11.2, Update Now

    Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Update Released Along With iTunes 11.2, Update Now

    Apple has released OS X 10.9.3 update for OS X Mavericks. Last month, Apple released Security Update 2014-002 that delivered new features, improvements and bug fixes. Security Update 2014-002 was released for OS X Lion 10.7.5, OS X Mountain Lion…
    - 74 days ago, 16 May 14, 2:42am -
  • Download Opera 21 For Desktop Computers Powered By Aura Technology

    Download Opera 21 For Desktop Computers Powered By Aura Technology

    Opera Software has released Aura technology powered Opera 21 for Windows and Mac OS X users. If you are wondering what Aura actually is? Here’s a simple explanation of Aura technology. Aura lets the desktop edition of the popular Opera web browser…
    - 76 days ago, 13 May 14, 6:30pm -
  • Google Maps 8 App for Android, iPhone, iPad Features Offline Maps, Lane Guidance and More

    Google Maps 8 App for Android, iPhone, iPad Features Offline Maps, Lane Guidance and More

    Google has released a major update of its popular navigation app, Google Maps 8 for Android and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad). Google Maps is updated to version 8 across all supported platforms. The latest update of one of the best navigation app bun…
    - 83 days ago, 6 May 14, 11:14pm -

MAKE USE OF

  • NewGOG Has Landed On Linux: Here Are 5 Of The Best Games You Can Get Right Now

    GOG Has Landed On Linux: Here Are 5 Of The Best Games You Can Get Right Now

    There’s some good news for Linux gamers, as GOG has started to support Linux games, and has opened its doors to users of the free, open source platform. GOG (Good Old Games) primarily offers older – but dearly loved – games for Windows and OS X…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • NewStatusDuck Replaces Your Mac’s Dock With Menubar Icons

    StatusDuck Replaces Your Mac’s Dock With Menubar Icons

    Love your Mac, but not the dock? Replace it with something smaller. StatusDuck ($15, free trial) lets you manage your open applications completely from the menubar. The dock is an iconic Mac feature – one many Windows users attempt to copy – but…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • New To Android? Make Your Smartphone Work For You, Not Against

    New To Android? Make Your Smartphone Work For You, Not Against

    If this article’s title caught your attention, I’ll bet you have received your first smartphone recently and have no idea what to do with it. Perhaps your children convinced you to finally upgrade from a feature or “dumb” phone, or maybe you…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • Your Own Holodeck: Will The Star Trek Fantasy Become a Reality?

    Your Own Holodeck: Will The Star Trek Fantasy Become a Reality?

    You open the door and step into an empty room. Within moments, you find yourself immersed in a far away world – in a jungle on the other side of the world, or on another planet. This Star Trek “holodeck” fantasy may sound far fetched, but it’…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • Droid Your Ride – 3 Ways To Bring Android Into Your Car

    Droid Your Ride – 3 Ways To Bring Android Into Your Car

    It’s not unusual to find a smartphone hooked up to a car, but in the vast majority of cases this is only done to make it easy to make or answer calls, use a navigation app, or play music. There are many other ways that you can use Android in your c…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Riding A Lyft? Check Out Our 5 Rules For Communal Cabs

    Riding A Lyft? Check Out Our 5 Rules For Communal Cabs

    With the advent of ride sharing apps, Lyft is one that has somewhat risen to prominence. With drivers in cities all the way from Los Angeles to Brooklyn, the Lyft service, which utilizes normal drivers in their personal cars with easily identifiable…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Manage Projects, Collaborate & Work Better As A Team With Intellinote

    Manage Projects, Collaborate & Work Better As A Team With Intellinote

    The right software behind your project, group or organization can make all the difference. Intellinote is another such platform for managing, collaborating and better communicating with your team. Intellinote blends project management features, co…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • Why Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Will Become The Money Of The Future

    Why Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Will Become The Money Of The Future

    Today you pay with paper or plastic, but one day will you pay for things with Bitcoin? Let’s explore what the concept of “money” really means, and role cryptocurrency may have in our financial future. If you’ve been watching headlines…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • Monkey Kit Review And Giveaway

    Monkey Kit Review And Giveaway

    Laziness isn’t exactly a bad thing. In fact, it’s been said that laziness is a virtue. Laziness brought us the remote control, and the automobile. Laziness brought us microwave dinners and Amazon. And laziness has brought us the Monkey Kit, the n…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:30pm -
  • Enhance Your Android Notification Experience With Floatify

    Enhance Your Android Notification Experience With Floatify

    Android’s notification system is arguably the best in the mobile arena, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. Case and point: Floatify. This new app gives you handy pop-up notifications that work great if you’re in full scre…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Unmasking Tor Users, Revealing Uber Ratings, ATMs Are Doomed, And More… [Tech News Digest]

    Unmasking Tor Users, Revealing Uber Ratings, ATMs Are Doomed, And More… [Tech News Digest]

    Also, Google Play Music is free for new Chromecast owners, taunting police on Facebook proves to be a mistake, Google Glass banned during Comic-Con 2014 panels, and parkour athletes bring Assassin’s Creed to Paris. Russia Wants To Unmask Tor Users…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • Cool Websites & Tools – Freelance Sources, Drunk User Testing, & Easy Google Hangouts Setup

    Cool Websites & Tools – Freelance Sources, Drunk User Testing, & Easy Google Hangouts Setup

    LanceList – if you are a freelancer, you will know how difficult it is to find continual work. So you would probably find LanceList a useful resource to bookmark. LanceList is a curated collection of websites in different fields that generally use…
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:31am -
  • The Anatomy Of Toys

    The Anatomy Of Toys

    For the most part, toys are taken for granted. They’re bought, they’re played with. When they’re broken, they get tossed out in favour of new ones. It’s time someone takes the time to appreciate toys. With x-ray. Sydney-based commercial photo…
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:30am -
  • Kick Back With Instrumental Chillout & Lounge Music [Sound Sunday]

    Kick Back With Instrumental Chillout & Lounge Music [Sound Sunday]

    Music and light can really change the atmosphere of a room. Here are free music downloads to add a chilled lounge vibe to your place. If you enjoy Sound Sunday, don’t forget to share it with your friends! This will help us keep this free & legal mu…
    - 19 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:30am -
  • How To Care For Your Hard Drives And Make Them Last Longer

    How To Care For Your Hard Drives And Make Them Last Longer

    All hard drives die sooner or later, but that doesn’t mean they all die at the same rate. At this time, the average lifespan of a hard drive is six years i.e. 50% of hard drives make it to the six-year mark. Sometimes an early death is the fault of…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 14, 4:00pm -

CREATE YOUR NEXT CUSTOMER

  • Facebook Referral Traffic Skyrockets

    Facebook Referral Traffic Skyrockets

    Facebook drove nearly one-quarter of all Web traffic in June while other social networks experienced significant drops, says new report.
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 9:31pm -
  • CIO-CMO Relationship: Plagued By Digital Pretenders
    Why do CIOs have strong relationships with every other executive in the C-suite except the CMO? When you boil it down, CIOs and CMOs often don't see eye to eye because they have their backs to each other. CMOs are looking outward toward the customer…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:59pm -
  • Infographic: A New Era in Information Security

    Infographic: A New Era in Information Security

    Our latest infographic shares results from the InformationWeek 2014 Strategic Security Survey. The infographic assesses the current state of security programs, where organizations are focusing their security efforts, and how IT is adapting to current…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 9:43pm -
  • EE Times Silicon 60: Hot Startups to Watch
    The Silicon 60 Report is the electronic industry's preeminent research into the top, privately-held startups and companies active in the market. There is a lot of turnover on the list this year, with over one-third of the companies that appeared in t…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 6:39pm -
  • Make Your Event Marketing Strategy P.O.P!

    Make Your Event Marketing Strategy P.O.P!

    Come learn about the trends, tactics, and implementation marketing strategies you can employ to make your event marketing strategy P.O.P! UBM Tech's research roadshow will be coming to a city near you!
    - 11 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 9:34pm -
  • Copy Quality: New Imperatives for Communicators
    How does one determine whether or not a piece of content is low quality? Understanding how to build/create quality content is a mandate for all communicators creating digital content. Google offered insights into how, when building the Panda algorith…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 5:40pm -
  • 3 Underappreciated IT Leadership Skills
    "What sort of IT leaders do we need for the 21st Century?" We posed this question to CIOs of leading companies in Silicon Valley and what we heard was unambiguous around three themes.
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 12:09am -

ONLINE TECH TIPS

  • How to Check if Your VPN Connection is Actually Encrypted

    How to Check if Your VPN Connection is Actually Encrypted

    I recently subscribed to a VPN service for my personal use so that my Internet connection from home is completely encrypted. With all the spying and hacking revelations going on these days, I don’t mind having a little bit of extra security on my s…
    - 95 days ago, 25 Apr 14, 6:52am -
  • How to Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 8.1

    How to Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 8.1

    Today’s article is a quick tip on how to troubleshoot problems in Windows 8.1, which you will most definitely run into using Microsoft’s shiny new OS. However, most problems don’t require booting into safe mode or following a 10 step guide to f…
    - 28 Mar 14, 10:55am -
  • The Best Free Apps for a New iPhone

    The Best Free Apps for a New iPhone

    When I first got up new iPhone 5S (thanks to my parents), I instantly went to the app store and starting downloading apps! Having a smartphone and not using apps is like having a computer and only using it to browse the Internet. If you have an iPhon…
    - 25 Mar 14, 10:48am -
  • View Saved Wi-Fi (WPA, WEP) Passwords on OS X

    View Saved Wi-Fi (WPA, WEP) Passwords on OS X

    Just about everybody who has a laptop has probably connected to several different wireless networks over the course of time. I tend to travel a lot and take my laptop with me everywhere I go, so I literally have over a hundred wireless networks store…
    - 22 Mar 14, 11:36am -
  • Best Tools for Copying a Large Number of Files in Windows

    Best Tools for Copying a Large Number of Files in Windows

    If you’ve been using Windows 8 as your main PC, you have probably noticed the vastly upgraded performance and user interface when copying files. Finally, Microsoft decided to revamp some of the core functions of the OS, which makes using Windows 8…
    - 20 Mar 14, 11:01am -
  • 5 Handy Windows 8/8.1 Registry Tweaks

    5 Handy Windows 8/8.1 Registry Tweaks

    Windows 8 and 8.1 are controversial because they changed the way Windows fundamentally worked and with every subsequent release, they backtrack halfway. For example, Windows 8.1 allowed users to boot directly to the desktop, but you had to manually c…
    - 17 Mar 14, 9:45am -
  • Monitor a Folder for Changes Using Directory Monitor

    Monitor a Folder for Changes Using Directory Monitor

    If you’re looking for an advanced tool to monitor changes that occur to a folder or directory, look no further than DirectoryMonitor. The program comes in many forms, one being completely free. The free version can handle the monitoring tasks for m…
    - 14 Mar 14, 3:29pm -
  • Setup Different Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 7

    Setup Different Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 7

    If you’re still using Windows 7 because you hate Windows 8 and you use more than one monitor, you’ve probably run into the limitation of not being able to use a different wallpaper for each monitor. Windows 8 actually has quite a few awesome feat…
    - 8 Mar 14, 2:17pm -
  • Fix “Cannot Delete Folder. You Need Permission To Perform This Action”

    Fix “Cannot Delete Folder. You Need Permission To Perform This Action”

    You can always count on Windows to throw massively annoying errors at you when trying to do the simplest of things. For example, deleting a folder! I tried to delete a folder on my Windows 7 machine and I ended up getting the following error message:…
    - 7 Mar 14, 11:46am -
  • How to Pass All iPhone Traffic through an Encrypted VPN

    How to Pass All iPhone Traffic through an Encrypted VPN

    Today, we use our smartphones for everything from reading news to checking bank accounts to ordering food to texting family and friends. You always read about being careful when using a laptop on a public WiFi network because of hackers and snooping,…
    - 4 Mar 14, 5:51pm -
  • 8 Tools for Creating Perfectly Sized Images for Social Media Sites

    8 Tools for Creating Perfectly Sized Images for Social Media Sites

    If you use social media, you know what a daunting task it can be to properly crop, edit and upload a decent looking photo to your Facebook, Google+ and Twitter accounts. Each site has a different requirement for the size of the image and most of them…
    - 3 Mar 14, 8:56pm -
  • Save and Restore Desktop Icon Layout/Position on Windows

    Save and Restore Desktop Icon Layout/Position on Windows

    If you are someone who has to connect their computer to external displays all the time for presentations at work or for watching a movie at home on your TV, then you probably are sick and tired of rearranging your desktop icons every time you change…
    - 2 Mar 14, 11:16am -
  • How to Block Certain Websites From Google Search Results

    How to Block Certain Websites From Google Search Results

    Even though I use Google for all of my online searching, it’s still not anywhere near being perfect. They change their algorithms pretty much everyday and each change isn’t always for the better. Add on top of that all the personalization and geo…
    - 28 Feb 14, 5:51pm -
  • Troubleshoot Slow Right-Click Context Menu in Windows 7/8

    Troubleshoot Slow Right-Click Context Menu in Windows 7/8

    I recently upgraded a laptop to Windows 8.1 and ran into a very annoying problem. Whenever I would try to right-click on anything on the desktop or in Windows Explorer, the right-click menu would take anywhere from 10 to 25 seconds to load! The probl…
    - 27 Feb 14, 6:49pm -
  • OTT Guide to Securing Your Digital Life After Death

    OTT Guide to Securing Your Digital Life After Death

    When it comes to the digital world, I’m the only one in my family that knows much about it. Unfortunately, my wife uses only her iPhone for email, Facebook, chatting, and games. That’s about it. I, on the other hand, manage EVERYTHING else relate…
    - 30 Jan 14, 11:49am -

MAKE MONEY ONLINE

  • Create the Best Pay-Per-Click Landing Page in 7 Easy Steps

    Create the Best Pay-Per-Click Landing Page in 7 Easy Steps

    This is a guest contribution from Poulami Ghosh of PPC Ads Management. If conversion rates really matter to you, you should be aware that every marketing campaign has to have a dedicated landing page. This is particularly true with regard to PPC wher…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 4:53pm -
  • Three Ways to Outperform Your Online Competition

    Three Ways to Outperform Your Online Competition

    This is a guest contribution from Emma Henry of True Target Marketing. There’s no denying that plenty of us are trying to make a living on the internet. The good news is that it’s still early days when it comes to building a successful online bus…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:33pm -
  • How Social Media Can Affect Your Search Engine Rankings

    How Social Media Can Affect Your Search Engine Rankings

    This is a guest contribution from digital media project manager Sandeep Sharma. Now more than ever, marketing experts are improving their marketing strategy with fewer resources, and they are shifting marketing budgets from traditional to digital tac…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:13pm -
  • How I Earned $15000 from The Problogger Job Board

    How I Earned $15000 from The Problogger Job Board

    This is a guest contribution from Andy Nathan, of Smart at the Start. I have a secret formula for using the Problogger job board that will enthrall many, and bring others to tears with their boredom. That is OK! I do not want everyone to use what I a…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:01pm -
  • Content Isn’t King… Here’s What Is!

    Content Isn’t King… Here’s What Is!

    Over the years I’ve heard many debates in the blogosphere about what is ‘king’. ‘Blogging is King’ was something many argued almost 10 years ago as it began to rise in popularity. ‘Content is King’ was the catch cry for many years… th…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 4:49pm -
  • 10 Ways to Exponentially Grow Your Traffic in 30 Days

    10 Ways to Exponentially Grow Your Traffic in 30 Days

    This is a guest contribution from Marcus Taylor of Venture Harbour. In Western cultures, there is a prevailing belief that you ‘work your way to the top’, ‘climb the ladder’, and make slow and steady efforts to achieve success. This way of th…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 4:33pm -
  • Top Tips to Help You Nail That Blogging Job Application

    Top Tips to Help You Nail That Blogging Job Application

    This is a guest contribution from Steff Green, of WorkflowMax. Recently I wrote a post about my experiences as a company looking to hire another blogger for our team. Today I’m putting on my blogger hat and I’m looking at what the experience tau…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 5:59am -
  • Script Video Marketing Success with the Right Content

    Script Video Marketing Success with the Right Content

    This is a guest contribution from Amy Brown of Wordprax.com. Videos don’t have a magic wand, as believed by certain marketeers (both amateurs and seasoned ones).  Threading video marketing success is hard work, and requires a fair bit of creativi…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 3:08pm -
  • 5 Key Elements for a Successful Women’s Blog

    5 Key Elements for a Successful Women’s Blog

    This is a guest contribution by Renee from Beautifille.com.  This year marks 10 years of my blogging career, and after starting several women’s blogs (some successful, some not), and being an avid reader of them myself, I’ve learn the key eleme…
    - 20 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 3:52pm -
  • 2 Simple Ways to Customise Your Facebook Updates

    2 Simple Ways to Customise Your Facebook Updates

    Today I want to share a Facebook tip that I’m sure many ProBlogger readers will already know, but which I am sure some have not heard about. Every single time I share it, I get “wow, I never knew that!” comments. It’s all to do with how Face…
    - 21 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 3:27pm -
  • How I Got 180,000 Page Views in the First Month of Being Online

    How I Got 180,000 Page Views in the First Month of Being Online

    This is a guest post from M. Farouk Radwan of optimistnet.com. In April 2014, I launched my social network www.optimistnet.com, and by the beginning of May we already had 180,000 page views and a few thousands registered users. Our Alexa Rank jumped…
    - 22 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 6:21am -
  • What You Need to Know About Your Stats if You Want to Work With Brands on Your Blog

    What You Need to Know About Your Stats if You Want to Work With Brands on Your Blog

    This is a guest contribution from Louisa Claire of Brand Meets Blog, a blogger outreach agency marrying brands with the bloggers who want to work with them. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by last week’s Partnering with Brands theme week,…
    - 22 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 2:25am -
  • Partnering With Brands Theme Week: Putting it All Together and Getting Started

    Partnering With Brands Theme Week: Putting it All Together and Getting Started

      You have decided to work with brands on your blog to create a little income. Congratulations! You’re joining hundreds of thousands of others doing that very thing, and more than likely having a great time doing so. You’ve read all the advice,…
    - 24 days ago, 5 Jul 14, 2:48am -
  • Partnering With Brands Theme Week: Marketing Yourself

    Partnering With Brands Theme Week: Marketing Yourself

      Are you a blogger who has thought of maybe doing some sponsored work on your blog, but are wondering where all the opportunities are? Do you see other bloggers collaborating with brands and think there must be some magic list you need to be on to…
    - 25 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 3:51pm -
  • Partnering with Brands Theme Week: The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Media Kit

    Partnering with Brands Theme Week: The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Media Kit

      You will have noticed this week we have learned how to reach out to brands for advertising and sponsorship on our blogs – and the best way to sell yourself is to have all your details in a handy, professional media kit. It shows that you’re se…
    - 26 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • Partnering With Brands Theme Week: Ways to Collaborate and Earn an Income on Your Blog

    Partnering With Brands Theme Week: Ways to Collaborate and Earn an Income on Your Blog

    Today we welcome Nikki Parkinson, from Styling You, to chat about brand work on blogs. Nikki switched a 20-year journalism career for forging a path online with her fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog. One of Australia’s best, she’s won numerous a…
    - 27 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 3:23pm -
  • Partnering With Brands Theme Week: Advertising 101

    Partnering With Brands Theme Week: Advertising 101

    We kick off this week’s theme with Juanita Nessinger of Vertical Online Media – a total guru when it comes to all things advertising! You’ve started your blog, put in many long hours into nurturing it, growing it and building a following.  Con…
    - 28 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 2:05am -
  • Theme Week: Make Money on Your Blog by Partnering with Brands

    Theme Week: Make Money on Your Blog by Partnering with Brands

    For all of you who have considered (or are already) partnering with brands on your blog, this week is for you. We give you the lowdown on: advertising on your blog – whom to approach, what kind of advertising works best, where to put ads for best v…
    - 30 days ago, 28 Jun 14, 5:17pm -
  • How to Plan an Editorial Calendar: Webinar

    How to Plan an Editorial Calendar: Webinar

    Wondering what is the best way of setting up an editorial calendar? Itching to know what kind of posts work well, and what you should have more of? In this webinar (available in full on ProBlogger.com), you’ll see how Darren and the managing editor…
    - 33 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 4:32pm -
  • Blogging Like a Shark: 10 Secrets to Bootstrapping Your Blog into a Business

    Blogging Like a Shark: 10 Secrets to Bootstrapping Your Blog into a Business

    This is a guest contribution from Matthew Capala of SearchDecoder.com. Shark bloggers are experts in their field of choice. However, they rarely call themselves experts or gurus. Skilled blogging pros, such as James Altucher, establish their authorit…
    - 35 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 3:23pm -

DO MORE WITH SOFTWARES

  • A Great Testimonial from a customer about NCH Products
    I am a performing musician and a guitar instructor.  I discovered NCH Software products quite by accident a number of years ago.  I liked the way the products worked and have now used about 6 different titles.  In both my teaching and performance…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:25pm -
  • Great Review from MGMedia Networks
    - Michael Gardner, Los Angeles -"I want to thank all involved with NCH/Express Invoice for putting out this software which is easy to use, user friendly, and reasonably Priced. A couple years ago my Social Media business grew to a point where just…
    - 25 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 8:30pm -
  • HourGuard for Android Now Available

    HourGuard for Android Now Available

    One of NCH Software's best Business Products is now available on Android devices.  HourGuard TimeSheet Software for Android allows users to track time spent on customer projects. The app is simple and easy to use.HourGuard on Android devices frees u…
    - 35 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 6:37pm -
  • NCH Software's Newest Business Tool: Express Project Management Software

    NCH Software's Newest Business Tool: Express Project Management Software

    NCH Software is continuing to develop valuable tools and software for the Business Productivity space. Express Project Management Software is NCH Software's newest addition to the already great assortment of business tools and utilities.Below is a qu…
    - 98 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 8:55pm -
  • New Music Practice Software from NCH Software

    New Music Practice Software from NCH Software

    PlayPerfect Free Music Practice Software is the newest tool added to NCH Software's Audio Software and Tools.  It can help you practice, learn, and improve playing your favorite instrument using your Windows PC.PlayPerfect Music Practice Software ha…
    - 26 Mar 14, 4:45pm -
  • New Presentation Software from NCH Software

    New Presentation Software from NCH Software

    NCH Software has just released a new product to add to the already great list of Business Software and Tools.  Express Points Free Presentation Software is a quick, effective, and easy way to create a powerful presentation on your Windows PC.Express…
    - 18 Mar 14, 9:31pm -
  • Express Accounts Customer Testimonial from New Beginnings Entertainment

    Express Accounts Customer Testimonial from New Beginnings Entertainment

    We at NCH Software truly appreciate customers and businesses letting us know how we're doing. We just received this testimonial from Rob Thomas, Owner of New Beginnings Entertainment. Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us and letti…
    - 17 Mar 14, 11:00pm -
  • New Graphic Editor Software

    New Graphic Editor Software

    DrawPad Graphic Editor is the newest product from NCH Software and adds another fantastic product to a great lineup of Graphic Software and Tools. This software is ideal for creating images, paintings, and drawings.DrawPad is an easy-to-use image co…
    - 13 Mar 14, 5:29pm -
  • New Home and Landscape Planning and Design Software

    New Home and Landscape Planning and Design Software

    NCH Software has a great new addition to our graphics software toolkit, DreamPlan Home Design Software. This product adds a unique tool to our already diverse line of graphic software products that allows users to visually represent any number of rem…
    - 11 Mar 14, 7:59pm -
  • PitchPerfect Android Guitar Tuning App

    PitchPerfect Android Guitar Tuning App

    Recently we released an Android version of our PitchPerfect Tuning Software, a useful on the go solution for musicians to tune their instrument with before practice, rehearsals, or performances no matter where they are. And, like WavePad Audio Edito…
    - 21 Jan 14, 6:09pm -
  • New Free Project Management Software

    New Free Project Management Software

    New programs continue to be rolled out this year. The most recent addition is our brand new project management software, Express Project, adding another useful tool to our suite of business applications. Express Project was designed to be an easy pr…
    - 20 Nov 13, 8:42pm -
  • Do More with Video - Blog Carnival November 4, 2013

    Do More with Video - Blog Carnival November 4, 2013

    Here are this edition's entries to Do More with Video: Lance Carr presents The Rules of Video Composition posted at The DIY Video Editor, saying, "Most of the rules of video composition are the same as those for photography. if you follow composit…
    - 5 Nov 13, 4:30am -
  • MIDI Recording and Editing

    MIDI Recording and Editing

    Did you know that built into our MixPad multi-track recording and mixing software is a MIDI editor that gives you precise control of MIDI tracks? What this means is that you can record from MIDI instruments and devices, then edit those tracks, addin…
    - 31 Oct 13, 10:15pm -
  • Catch A Ghost On Tape

    Catch A Ghost On Tape

    In honor of Halloween, we are taking a quick look into the paranormal world, and the recording and analyzing of Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP). With all the little ghost and goblins about you may want to have a little seance or just listen to the…
    - 26 Oct 13, 9:47pm -
  • Make Digital Dictation Work for Your Business

    Make Digital Dictation Work for Your Business

    Why Express Scribe is an Essential Component in a Virtual Assistant's ToolkitGuest post by Suzanne Higham of Admin-MindedA Virtual Assistant, as the name suggests, provides assistance to businesses remotely on a freelance and, therefore, flexible and…
    - 22 Oct 13, 5:23pm -
  • Teaching Reading Fluency With Podcasts

    Teaching Reading Fluency With Podcasts

    We were excited to hear about the newly published book, From Fluency to Comprehension, part of a Teaching Practices That Work Series. Not only is this an important topic and a resource full of practical information for teachers, we first heard abou…
    - 18 Oct 13, 2:25am -
  • Music Mixing on Android

    Music Mixing on Android

    If you weren't already excited enough about having WavePad Audio Editor available for your Android tablet, being able to install WavePad's long time partner in audio crime, MixPad Music Mixer, on your Android too may just put you over the edge. MixPa…
    - 18 Oct 13, 2:21am -
  • Pocket Dictate for Android is Officially Here

    Pocket Dictate for Android is Officially Here

    It has been asked for repeatedly, and some of you may have started to lose hope, but the brand new Android version of Express Dictate has finally arrived. Doctors, Lawyers, and other professionals will be glad to have the easy dictation-recording a…
    - 18 Oct 13, 2:19am -
  • Do More with Audio - Blog Carnival October 7, 2013

    Do More with Audio - Blog Carnival October 7, 2013

    Here are this edition's entries to Do More with Audio: Erik Matlock presents Another fine fiasco | The Art of the Soundcheck posted at The Art of the Soundcheck, saying, "War stories from the pro audio world. This time, we are running a show where…
    - 7 Oct 13, 7:46pm -
  • Video Editing On The Go - VideoPad For Android Is Here

    Video Editing On The Go - VideoPad For Android Is Here

    In May 2013, YouTube celebrated its 8th anniversary announcing that 100 hours worth of video is uploaded every minute—that's four days worth of video every minute! And YouTube isn't the only place to upload videos, there are lots of other sites to…
    - 3 Oct 13, 5:45pm -
  • Express Points: A New Free PowerPoint Alternative from NCH

    Express Points: A New Free PowerPoint Alternative from NCH

    Need to give a report? Presenting a paper or results? Making a sales pitch? PowerPoint has been the standard for creating slide presentations for all these uses and more, but for many it has also become a crutch. The Internet is littered with advice…
    - 27 Sep 13, 3:50pm -
  • ClickCharts New Flowchart Diagram Maker

    ClickCharts New Flowchart Diagram Maker

    Our developers have been busy expanding to our list of software programs. Most recently we came out with a new product for creating flowcharts. This new program is named ClickCharts flowchart software and in just a few clicks it will help you make a…
    - 17 Sep 13, 9:59pm -
  • Do the Splits and See Where Your Money is Going

    Do the Splits and See Where Your Money is Going

    Managing your personal finances is much easier when you know exactly where your money is coming from and where it's going. MoneyLine Personal Finance Software helps you track your cash flow quickly and easily. One of the easiest ways to see what's…
    - 13 Sep 13, 8:20pm -
  • Digitize Video from VHS to AVI, DVD or MPG

    Digitize Video from VHS to AVI, DVD or MPG

    Recently we talked about the birthday of audio cassette tapes, and how some of you might have an old collection you might want to consider digitizing. Well, the same can be done with video cassettes too. If you want to digitize old VHS tapes Golden V…
    - 8 Sep 13, 6:12pm -
  • Do More with Video - Blog Carnival September 2, 2013

    Do More with Video - Blog Carnival September 2, 2013

    Here are this edition's entries to Do More with Video: Jerry Kokich presents Advantages Of Using Stock Footage posted at Filmmaking Stuff, saying, "If you come across a situation where you could use stock footage and don’t, you are a fool as wil…
    - 2 Sep 13, 3:10pm -

Blogging Tips and Ideas

  • Helvetica And Some Free Alternatives to Helvetica

    Helvetica And Some Free Alternatives to Helvetica

    Even though I’m no typographer bur rather a newbie designer, there’s always been ‘something’ about the Helvetica typeface. Maybe it’s because Helvetica was first font that I had to engage with as a designer. Seemingly interesting is it’s…
    - 3 Jun 13, 5:17am -
  • Tips to get Google to index your website quickly

    Tips to get Google to index your website quickly

    Now that you are finally satisfied with the website theme and that all the widgets and plugins are in place, it’s time to introduce your website to the world. If you do not have any such experience prior to this, then allow me to assure you that it…
    - 14 Feb 13, 4:45am -
  • Does Using Image Sliders Reduce Conversions On A WordPress Site?

    Does Using Image Sliders Reduce Conversions On A WordPress Site?

    Sliders are an incredibly popular way of displaying content on WordPress homepages. In recent years, it’s been hard to find a WordPress site, especially an eCommerce site, that doesn’t have an image slider or carousel in a prominent position. The…
    - 9 Feb 13, 3:40pm -
  • Using Google+ to Improve Your Search Rankings

    Using Google+ to Improve Your Search Rankings

    Social media plays an instrumental role in audience growth, providing websites with the opportunity to share more content and develop a rapport with their followers. Facebook and Twitter, with a combined 1 billion active users, have emerged as leader…
    - 5 Feb 13, 8:21pm -
  • Is Guest Blogging Dead?

    Is Guest Blogging Dead?

    Recently, Matt Cutts answered a question sent to him about the future effectiveness of guest blogging. That question is certainly not a new one, as a lot of SEO professionals use guest blogging as an effective link building tool, and have long wonder…
    - 1 Feb 13, 7:16pm -
  • Tips to Write 10 Great Blog Posts Every Day

    Tips to Write 10 Great Blog Posts Every Day

    If you want your blog to be successful, you can find hundreds of tips and strategies to help you. However, in my experience the single most important action you can take to succeed with your blog is to post consistently! If you don’t keep creating…
    - 29 Jan 13, 10:04pm -
  • Windows Live Messenger to be Replaced by Skype

    Windows Live Messenger to be Replaced by Skype

    It looks like it is about time to say “goodbye” to Windows Live Messenger and “hello” to Skype. In March 2013, Windows will be turned off everywhere but in China. Because Skype and Messenger are both joint ventures with Chinese companies, the…
    - 25 Jan 13, 2:01pm -
  • Basic WordPress Server Maintenance

    Basic WordPress Server Maintenance

    Most of the maintenance on your actual server will be handled by your WordPress host. There are some things that you’ll likely have to do yourself, however, and these basic WordPress server maintenance tasks can improve the performance of your site…
    - 22 Jan 13, 3:55pm -
  • The #1 Thing Bloggers Need to Stop Doing

    The #1 Thing Bloggers Need to Stop Doing

    This may seem like an interesting turn of events … but what I advise you and all the other bloggers out there to stop believing. Sounds harsh, doesn’t it? Now, what I actually mean here. This is not about stopping to believe that your blog can be…
    - 19 Jan 13, 3:48am -
  • Four Top Social Media Tips for Business Users

    Four Top Social Media Tips for Business Users

    According to the UK Oxford Internet Surveys Group 87% of web users make use of at least one social networking website. For this reason, businesses who aren’t harnessing the power of social media to attract new clients are missing out on a vast pote…
    - 15 Jan 13, 5:31pm -

SPICE UP YOUR BLOG

  • Top 6 Habits of Professional Writers and Bloggers

    Top 6 Habits of Professional Writers and Bloggers

    After being a professional writer for some time, you start to develop certain productive habits. These habits make the difference between writing deliberately and dabbling in a hobby.When you make a conscious decision to start taking your craft serio…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 3:34pm -
  • How to Use Google+ Communities to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

    How to Use Google+ Communities to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

    Guest Post - Our host is Matt Carter. Matt uses his experience as an Internet Marketer to show us How to Use Google+ Communities to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog. See How to Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog.If you write for a blog regul…
    - 29 days ago, 29 Jun 14, 1:01pm -
  • The Purpose of Comments on Blogs (and How to Use them)

    The Purpose of Comments on Blogs (and How to Use them)

    Comments play a big role in blogging. If everybody, I mean bloggers and readers, used the comment section optimally, its functionality would provide us all a wealth of value.An optimal blog post would consist of a high quality article by the blogger…
    - 38 days ago, 20 Jun 14, 3:55pm -
  • The Truth about 'Sharing is Caring' in Blogging

    The Truth about 'Sharing is Caring' in Blogging

    More and more blogs use this Social Widget with the 'Sharing is Caring' gadget as a call-to-action to get their posts shared. But when do you share content? What do you share, and why?Do you share a post just because you see some sexy buttons with t…
    - 47 days ago, 11 Jun 14, 4:34pm -
  • 5 Ridiculous Blogging Advices You *Must* Ignore

    5 Ridiculous Blogging Advices You *Must* Ignore

    Guest Post - Our host is Amy Brown, Amy uses her personal experience to list 5 Ridiculous Blogging Advices You *Must* Ignore. See How to Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog.The blogging realm is full of 'gurus': some are bonafide experts, oth…
    - 51 days ago, 7 Jun 14, 3:19pm -
  • How (and Why) to No-Index Archive Pages in Blogger

    How (and Why) to No-Index Archive Pages in Blogger

    When I checked how many webpages from SpiceUpYourBlog.com were indexed in Google, I was a bit surprised.We have 741 Blog Posts published so far and I noticed that 2150 webpages were indexed in Google - see screenshot below.Tip: To see how many of you…
    - 56 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 11:33am -
  • A 7 From Heaven Basic On-Page SEO Elements Explained

    A 7 From Heaven Basic On-Page SEO Elements Explained

    I have performed On-Page SEO Analysis on hundreds of company websites at the market leader for 'Do-it for me' websites in Switzerland. Here I want to share my experience by explaining the 7 most important On-Page SEO factors you should be dead sure t…
    - 62 days ago, 27 May 14, 2:57pm -
  • Are Good Question Askers Better at Blogging?

    Are Good Question Askers Better at Blogging?

    I could have also modified the title of this post and make it: 'Are bad question askers worse at blogging?'Blogging is about creating value to your readers. You only create value if you are an expert at a subject. and share your knowhow with them. Of…
    - 66 days ago, 23 May 14, 3:36pm -
  • Giveaway : Win 3 Premium Developer Packages To Elegant Themes

    Giveaway : Win 3 Premium Developer Packages To Elegant Themes

    To celebrate the release of the awesome Divi 2.0 Wordpress Theme we have teamed up with Elegant Themes for our latest Giveaway.We are delighted to offer our readers the chance to win one of three Developer Packages from Elegant themes that will not o…
    - 68 days ago, 21 May 14, 8:00pm -
  • Animated Zoom With Caption Effect For Pictures On Blogger

    Animated Zoom With Caption Effect For Pictures On Blogger

    OK we all love image effects and we love them even more when they can be achieved using just CSS with no need for Javascripts.This effect not only added a neat slide out caption to your pictures but also the image will darken and zoom behind the capt…
    - 76 days ago, 13 May 14, 1:37pm -
  • How To Embed A Facebook Status On Your Blog

    How To Embed A Facebook Status On Your Blog

    In November last year I showed you How To Embed Tweets In Your Blog Posts followed in March this year with How To Embed Instagram Photos on your Blog Posts.In this post I will follow up with Embedding Facebook Status in your blog.Similar to Twitter a…
    - 89 days ago, 30 Apr 14, 3:28pm -
  • How To Change The Comment Font Face And Color On Blogger

    How To Change The Comment Font Face And Color On Blogger

    As usual the inspiration behind this post is from a blog I was working on.I was actually finished the job when the blog got it's first comment (Always Exciting) it was only then we realised the comment font color clashed with the background color mak…
    - 91 days ago, 28 Apr 14, 12:56pm -
  • The Complete Blogger’s Guide to Hashtags

    The Complete Blogger’s Guide to Hashtags

    Guest Post - Our host is Adrienne Erin who explains Hashtags and their importance in blogging.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog. In today’s world, hashtags are everywhere. They abound on the Internet. People use hashtags when…
    - 95 days ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:33pm -
  • 20 Best Free And Premium WordPress Slider Plugins

    20 Best Free And Premium WordPress Slider Plugins

    Today I want to list some of the best slider plugins for Wordpress blogs.Most Bloggers want to use a slider be it a Featured posts slider or just a neat slideshow of your pictures or Carousel.Originally I wanted to list 20 free slider plugins but to…
    - 13 Apr 14, 3:03pm -
  • Embed Google Maps Get Directions Form To Your Blog

    Embed Google Maps Get Directions Form To Your Blog

    While working on a blog recently the client who used the blog to promote their business wanted to provide the address of the business on the blog.As I would always try to do I went one better, so as well as just provide the address I embedded a form…
    - 7 Apr 14, 1:19pm -
  • How To Add Google Analytics To Blogger

    How To Add Google Analytics To Blogger

    Google Analytics is the most popular and in-dept service for tracking your blogs stats.Google Analytics is available for all blog platforms and websites but as it is a Google service like Blogger it's extra easy for Blogger users.In fact Analytics is…
    - 1 Apr 14, 9:18pm -
  • Allow Mobile Touch Screen Pinch To Zoom On Your Blogger Blog

    Allow Mobile Touch Screen Pinch To Zoom On Your Blogger Blog

    I had just finished a design job on a Blogger blog when we came across a problem I had not encountered before.While checking how the blog looked on mobile devices such as the iPad, I found I could not use Pinch To Zoom.I'm sure you will all have used…
    - 18 Mar 14, 8:57pm -
  • Surprising Blogging Advice No One Ever Tells You

    Surprising Blogging Advice No One Ever Tells You

    Guest Post - Our host is Kim Yuhl, Kim uses her experience as a blogger to share some fresh blogging advice.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog. When I first started blogging, I thought to myself "if she can do it then so can I" w…
    - 14 Mar 14, 1:48pm -
  • Automatically Post Your YouTube Videos On Wordpress And Blogger

    Automatically Post Your YouTube Videos On Wordpress And Blogger

    I know many bloggers have YouTube channels and like to post their YouTube videos on their blog.So in this post I will show you how can automatically post YouTube videos on your blog.Using IFTTT I have created two recipes to do just that, auto post an…
    - 11 Mar 14, 1:28am -
  • Top 20 Best Premium Blogger Templates

    Top 20 Best Premium Blogger Templates

    We have created some fantastic lists of Free Blogger Templates, indeed they are some of the most viewed posts on the entire site.But what about Premium Blogger Templates, templates that require a fee ? For a long time I never even considered listing…
    - 6 Mar 14, 10:02pm -
  • How To Automatically Hide Spam Links In Blogger Comments

    How To Automatically Hide Spam Links In Blogger Comments

    Comment spam is a major issue for all bloggers.We all love comments and they can be the life blood of a blog but spam can be hard to control.Even comments that look OK can contain spam links, especially on Blogger were when moderating comments you ca…
    - 5 Mar 14, 2:02am -
  • How To Embed Instagram Photos On Your Blog

    How To Embed Instagram Photos On Your Blog

    Instagram has grown beyond recognition since it's launch in 2010 as a photo sharing social network.But what can Bloggers get from Instagram ? In this post I want to show you how you can easily embed photos from instagram in your blog posts.This is of…
    - 1 Mar 14, 9:57pm -
  • How To Stop Sites From Opening Your Blog In A Frame

    How To Stop Sites From Opening Your Blog In A Frame

    OK this is another post that comes from a readers question.They said "I use Networked Blogs to auto share my posts on Facebook but when you click the link on Facebook it shows the page with a bar at the top and a different URL".This is in fact called…
    - 28 Feb 14, 1:58am -
  • Giveaway: Win Premium Wordpress Themes From ThemeFuse

    Giveaway: Win Premium Wordpress Themes From ThemeFuse

    We have the greatest readers on the Internet and now we want to show you some appreciation by sharing three premium WordPress themes with you! If you are in need of a new WordPress theme and want one that is impressive and professional, you need to…
    - 22 Feb 14, 1:28pm -
  • How To Change The Blogger Navbar To A Slide Out Effect

    How To Change The Blogger Navbar To A Slide Out Effect

    One of the first ever posts on this blog was How To Remove the Blogger Navbar (Indeed it was September 2009).Since then we have been given the option to remove it without the need for code.But many bloggers like the navbar so we looked to styling rat…
    - 19 Feb 14, 12:49am -

Geeky Stuffs

  • Xiaomi launches Mi4 with Full HD Screen, 2K Video Recording, 3GB RAM at $320 : Full Features, Specs and Review

    Xiaomi launches Mi4 with Full HD Screen, 2K Video Recording, 3GB RAM at $320 : Full Features, Specs and Review

    Xiaomi was creating lots of waves recently when it launched its flagship phone Mi3 in India and started teasing gadget lovers by showing glimpse of the upcoming Xiaomi flagship phone Mi4. Xiaomi is popularly known as the “Apple of China” which is…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:43pm -
  • Top 10 Twitter Clients for Android Smartphone

    Top 10 Twitter Clients for Android Smartphone

    I don't know, one of the many reasons why we buy an Android smartphone is because we can keep in touch with our Twitter and Facebook friends, i know i do!Currently there being a load of Twitter clients available on the Google Play Store it becomes…
    - 16 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 12:37am -
  • Who Are YouTube's Biggest Users and What They Are Watching? (Infographic)

    Who Are YouTube's Biggest Users and What They Are Watching? (Infographic)

    Now more than ever we are living in a global community, largely thanks to the internet. We are all able to communicate with people all over the world using social media platforms. This allows us to share content quickly and easily with people in a nu…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:15am -
  • Top 10 Must Visit Places in Oman

    Top 10 Must Visit Places in Oman

    One of the thing which I love the most is traveling. India is a great and huge country with lots of things to explore from nature’s beauty to man made wonders. I have been to most of the places in India and recently started traveling to foreign an…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 1:59pm -
  • Watch Wimbledon 2014 Finals Live Stream Online

    Watch Wimbledon 2014 Finals Live Stream Online

    Wimbledon 2014 is going interesting from the very beginning when Rafael Nadal was defeated by Nick Kyrgios of Australia and right after it Andy Murray went out of Wunbledon 2014 losing to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. And now the finals are here. In the…
    - 23 days ago, 5 Jul 14, 11:29am -
  • Important Things to Keep in Mind while Paying with Your Smartphone

    Important Things to Keep in Mind while Paying with Your Smartphone

    A recent CNET article says that about 35% of Android users are using their phones to make on to go payments, and more and more restaurants and retailers are accepting mobile payment, especially from Android phones and iPhones. If you’re a smartph…
    - 32 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 11:03pm -
  • Top 5 Golden Rules of Online Safety

    Top 5 Golden Rules of Online Safety

    The Internet is a wonderful invention, a place to meet potential friends, to learn whatever you want and to embark on adventures you'd never anticipated. But just like anything in life, the good comes with the bad, and there are many dark alleyways a…
    - 32 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 9:54pm -
  • Watch FIFA World Cup 2014 Live Stream Online

    Watch FIFA World Cup 2014 Live Stream Online

    FIFA World Cup 2014 is here and people are ready to enjoy the entire season of it. The 2014 FIFA World Cup is the 20th FIFA World Cup and it is currently taking place in Brazil. It started on 12 June and is scheduled to be finished on 13th July with…
    - 32 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 12:24pm -
  • How to Use the Hashtags on Google Plus - The Do's and Don'ts (Infographic)

    How to Use the Hashtags on Google Plus - The Do's and Don'ts (Infographic)

    Hashtags are becoming and important and integral part of social media these days. You can find nearly every major social networking site using the hashtags as it helps in enhancing the user experience and provide more useful information.But as I sa…
    - 63 days ago, 26 May 14, 12:04pm -
  • HOW TO : Speed Up Google Chrome Browser on Android

    HOW TO : Speed Up Google Chrome Browser on Android

    Smartphones are getting smarter and more powerful every single day. You can find many smartphones using the octa-core processors and up to 3GB RAM for faster and greater performance.One of the most used app on any smartphone is the web browser and…
    - 70 days ago, 19 May 14, 12:26pm -
  • Top 5 Music Apps for Windows Phones

    Top 5 Music Apps for Windows Phones

    Other than making calls and texting, these days smartphones are used heavily for listening music, taking great images and videos, playing games etc. Though you will find a dedicated and stock music player in every smartphone these days, there are man…
    - 75 days ago, 14 May 14, 5:35pm -
  • Motorola Moto E - Full Features, Specs and Price

    Motorola Moto E - Full Features, Specs and Price

    Motorola Moto E was in news since last few days when the specs and images of the Moto E got leaked giving details what we can expect from this upcoming Motorola smartphone. And today, Moto E is officially launched in India in a press event.Moto E c…
    - 76 days ago, 13 May 14, 7:03pm -
  • HOW TO : Mute A Twitter User and Hide their Tweets from Timeline Without Unfollowing Them

    HOW TO : Mute A Twitter User and Hide their Tweets from Timeline Without Unfollowing Them

    Twitter is a great social networking site and having lost of nice features. But one thing people always complain about is that Twitter is very crowded and noisy, specially if you are following lots of people. Twitter tried to solve this issue by prov…
    - 76 days ago, 13 May 14, 12:24pm -
  • HOW TO : Save Offline Google Maps in iPhone and Android

    HOW TO : Save Offline Google Maps in iPhone and Android

    Google offers lots of useful services and apps. Google Maps is one of them. It is so popular that even iPhone and Apple fanboys prefer to use it on their Apple devices instead of using the Apple Maps. Like most of the smartphone apps, Google Maps a…
    - 77 days ago, 13 May 14, 7:42am -
  • What Are Twitter Hashtags and How to Use Them to Get Maximum Response (Infographic)

    What Are Twitter Hashtags and How to Use Them to Get Maximum Response (Infographic)

    Twitter is one of the most popular social media website, thanks to all the celebrities and business brands using Twitter to communicate with their fans and customers. Twitter is also used massively for the branding and marketing purpose.One of the…
    - 77 days ago, 12 May 14, 2:31pm -
  • Nokia Lumia 630 and Lumia 630 Dual SIM Launched in India at Rs. 10500 and Rs. 11500

    Nokia Lumia 630 and Lumia 630 Dual SIM Launched in India at Rs. 10500 and Rs. 11500

    Nokia Lumia 630 was presented for the first time few backs when Microsoft released Windows Phone 8.1 and Nokia launched some upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Since then Nokia Lumia 630 was launched in many countries like Australia, Germany, Italy…
    - 78 days ago, 12 May 14, 8:15am -
  • The Complete History of Google : Stat and Facts (Infographic)

    The Complete History of Google : Stat and Facts (Infographic)

    Google is one of the most popular word, brand and the website in the entire world. But usually people think about only the Google's search engine service, Google's email service Gmail and the social media site Google+ created by Google. But Google i…
    - 81 days ago, 8 May 14, 7:24pm -
  • The Complete List of Android Secret Codes

    The Complete List of Android Secret Codes

    If you are a smartphone user then you should be knowing that every device is having some hidden codes which can be used to perform a particular task on the smartphone. These hidden codes are usually either OS based or brand specific.These hidden sm…
    - 84 days ago, 5 May 14, 4:55pm -
  • HOW TO : Embed the Twitter Lists on Your Website

    HOW TO : Embed the Twitter Lists on Your Website

    If you are a blogger or webmaster then one of the easiest and best method to increase the reader engagement is to embed some interesting, informative and interactive widgets on your website. It improves the user experience, add additional content, pr…
    - 88 days ago, 1 May 14, 7:56pm -
  • An Amazing iPhone Case that Glows for Incoming Notifications (Video)

    An Amazing iPhone Case that Glows for Incoming Notifications (Video)

    Cases and covers are some of the most important accessory for any mobile phone since a long time. Now with the rise of the smartphone, smart mobile phone covers are also coming out. Samsung launched one with the Galaxy Note 3 for S-View feature and t…
    - 88 days ago, 1 May 14, 1:03pm -
  • Why Samsung Galaxy S5 is Better than the iPhone 5S (Video)

    Why Samsung Galaxy S5 is Better than the iPhone 5S (Video)

    We all know that Apple is very aggressive when it comes to copyright fights with other brands, or in making ads to make fun of products of other brands. Usually it happens between the Apple and Samsung as these are the two biggest brands of the smart…
    - 88 days ago, 1 May 14, 12:18pm -

DIGITAL MARKETING

  • Activity vs Results, and the Repentant CMO.

    Activity vs Results, and the Repentant CMO.

    The CMO of a global, public Fortune 1000 company had a Board of Directors meeting coming up. She asked me to help her prepare the slides she’d present to report on progress against a $30 million incremental marketing budget the Board had approved l…
    - 28 Aug 12, 3:55pm -
  • “Big data ready to revolutionise media”

    “Big data ready to revolutionise media”

    Paul McIntyre, writing for Australia’s Financial Review gives his perspective on data mining and analytics as a key trend for customer acquisition and retention and new product development for media companies. He says so far, Big Data has delivered…
    - 27 Aug 12, 5:07pm -
  • “3 in 4 CMOs Say Social Efforts Are Having an Impact on Sales”

    “3 in 4 CMOs Say Social Efforts Are Having an Impact on Sales”

    Citing a research with 100 CMOs, this article discusses the value of social media in ROI. In particular, it points out the perceived value of social media’s impact on sales, awareness and loyalty. Despite recurring indications that some marketers a…
    - 24 Aug 12, 4:57pm -
  • “A Big Data survey smorgasbord”

    “A Big Data survey smorgasbord”

    Andrew Burst looks at three surveys on Big Data and a CMO study that covered it for ZDNet. He says the studies tell us a lot about what people want to do with big data, and what they’ve implemented so far. Head over to ZDNet to take a look at the c…
    - 23 Aug 12, 10:43pm -
  • “Using Data To Create Customer Engagement”

    “Using Data To Create Customer Engagement”

    Author Bryan Pearson for Chief Marketer takes a look at the demands and the opportunities for today’s CMO in the article “Using Data to Create Customer Engagement.” He addresses the challenges of competing in the C-Suite, and how to use technol…
    - 22 Aug 12, 3:16pm -
  • “Real-Time Analytics: Reality vs. Fiction”

    “Real-Time Analytics: Reality vs. Fiction”

    1-to-1 Marketing takes a look at the reality of real-time analytics, and the growing need for the ability to read and respond with little to no lag time. In a word where effective marketing requires both speed and accuracy, this article is a must-rea…
    - 22 Aug 12, 3:06pm -
  • “The Coming Trust Bubble And Three Actions For CMOs”

    “The Coming Trust Bubble And Three Actions For CMOs”

    Forbes contributor Dean Crutchfield looks from a broad marketplace perspective on the role of CMOs in today’s tumultous economy. He says CMOs have a pivotal role to play as consumer spending and confidence recede. Here are his three recommended ac…
    - 21 Aug 12, 5:03pm -

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