Digital Brand Marketing Education

  • This Site Has Moved: DBMEi becomes Digital Ethos

    This Site Has Moved: DBMEi becomes Digital Ethos

    You may have noticed that this site stopped updating this month, wondering why? We re-branded and re-launched on WordPress.org and in a big way! The Magazine, Education Portal, Events Calendar and Digital Media Week have all been integrated into the…
    - 20 Jul 12, 6:24pm -
  • ‘Television on the Internet’

    ‘Television on the Internet’

    This article and my article next week are the continuation of the story that was introduced with the video for MarketingMadeSimple.tv that appeared on Thursday, June 28th. INTRODUCTION TO A LONG FORGOTTEN DREAM Over 40 years ago, one of my dreams w…
    - 30 Jun 12, 4:30pm -
  • Happy Social Media Day 2012

    Happy Social Media Day 2012


    - 29 Jun 12, 4:00pm -
  • Marketing Made Simple TV: What Are We All About?

    Marketing Made Simple TV: What Are We All About?

    Since May 17, 2012, viewers have tuned into Marketing Made Simple TV on Thursdays at noon EDT/NY to view guests being interviewed by host, Jeff Ogden. The interviews have been of professionals primarily in the business of social media marketing. Th…
    - 28 Jun 12, 9:19pm -
  • Growing Your Brand and Business: Using LinkedIn Groups

    Growing Your Brand and Business: Using LinkedIn Groups

    With LinkedIn operating the largest online professional network with some 160 million users across 200 countries, it is clear that being active on this site is essential to growing your brand and business. However, being successful at generating busi…
    - 27 Jun 12, 5:37pm -
  • 5 Essential Tips for Creating an Effective Brochure

    5 Essential Tips for Creating an Effective Brochure

    You have made the decision that it’s time to create a new company brochure that shows the products/services you offer.  The goal is to rebrand your company and come out with a new logo, tagline, and positioning statement.  What is your first step…
    - 26 Jun 12, 5:11pm -
  • Over 60% of Forgotten Passwords Result in Website Abandonment

    Over 60% of Forgotten Passwords Result in Website Abandonment

    You’re logging into a website. Uh oh, what’s my username and password? Maybe it’s xyz, enter. ‘Username or password invalid’. Maybe it’s abc, enter. Again, ‘Username or password invalid’. Fiddlesticks. After exhausting all possible us…
    - 25 Jun 12, 6:47pm -
  • Will Airtime Re-Humanize the Internet?

    Will Airtime Re-Humanize the Internet?

    The internet has left some parts of humanity more isolated from one another while simultaneously connecting them in ways we never had in the not-so-distant past. While it has certainly done far more good on the connection end than it has done bad on…
    - 24 Jun 12, 6:30pm -
  • ODE TO ANDY ROONEY: My Social Media ‘Pet Peeves’, Part Two

    ODE TO ANDY ROONEY:  My Social Media ‘Pet Peeves’, Part Two

    TO CONTINUE The first part of this blog post detailed my first ‘pet peeve’ about facebook. It involves the new ‘timelines for business pages’ and the page cover designs in particular. You can refer back to that post, Ode to Andy Rooney: My S…
    - 23 Jun 12, 4:00pm -
  • Social Media and the Non-Profit

    Social Media and the Non-Profit

    On Thursday, June 21, 2012, I was one of the panelists at Hofstra University, discussing the use of social media for the non-profit organization.  I was joined by some great minds in social media, Jerry Allocca, from Core Interactive (author of Conn…
    - 22 Jun 12, 7:28pm -
  • 3 Top Content Marketers Join Jeff Ogden on Marketing Made Simple TV

    3 Top Content Marketers Join Jeff Ogden on Marketing Made Simple TV

    Three of the top content marketing experts join the host of Marketing Made Simple TV, Jeff Ogden, to discuss the state of content marketing. You will learn how video is changing, the problem of siloed organizations, how few companies actually do it r…
    - 21 Jun 12, 4:10pm -
  • Jeff Jarvis Explores the Role of the Internet and Social Media in Modern News Gathering

    Jeff Jarvis Explores the Role of the Internet and Social Media in Modern News Gathering

    In this ever-increasing technological era, it’s surprising to find anyone that hasn’t heard of Twitter and its simple and convenient way to send quick messages in 140 characters. Jeff Pulver, an Internet entrepreneur and the co-founder of Vonage,…
    - 20 Jun 12, 9:09pm -
  • Free Twitter and Facebook Tools for Social Media Management

    Free Twitter and Facebook Tools for Social Media Management

    In a previous blog post titled Twitter Tools You May Not Be Able to Live Without, we covered several tools that could quickly become vital management elements in your social sharing toolbox. However, that post was just a month short of a full year ag…
    - 19 Jun 12, 8:21pm -
  • What is Tout?

    What is Tout?

    We have had many Pinterest and Instagram-a-holics since those two stormed their way onto the social scene. However, short of YouTube we have had very few platforms that have provided us with a quick and easy method for uploading videos. Until now. To…
    - 18 Jun 12, 7:23pm -
  • Social Media is HARD

    Social Media is HARD

    The dictionary defines “perception” as “understanding”.  And the prevailing perception is that social media management and marketing is easy.  That people will find your Facebook page, your Twitter account, or your Google Plus page and they…
    - 17 Jun 12, 3:33pm -
  • ODE TO ANDY ROONEY: My Social Media ‘Pet Peeves’, Part One

    ODE TO ANDY ROONEY:  My Social Media ‘Pet Peeves’, Part One

    This detailed statistical analysis that I have conducted on facebook page covers provides an ironclad conclusion. It proves that most small business owners and even some large companies, who should and could afford to know better, are clueless when i…
    - 16 Jun 12, 4:00pm -
  • What Digital & Social Media Marketers Can Learn from Business Consultants [Opinion]

    What Digital & Social Media Marketers Can Learn from Business Consultants [Opinion]

    In the last five years I have heard some wild claims about who makes the best marketer – those claims have ranged from PR professionals, who ‘should be the only people to do it’, to Social Media, to ‘it takes a Sales Professional to provide t…
    - 15 Jun 12, 2:17pm -
  • Jon Ferarra, CEO and Founder of Nimble.com on Marketing Made Simple TV

    Jon Ferarra, CEO and Founder of Nimble.com on Marketing Made Simple TV

    Jon Ferarra, CEO and Founder of the social CRM firm Nimble.com sits down with Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers on Marketing Made Simple TV. Here you will learn: Why the world really does need a new CRM offering. The problem with CRM How social m…
    - 14 Jun 12, 2:02pm -
  • #140conf in New York City June 19th – 20th 2012 [Event]

    #140conf in New York City June 19th – 20th 2012 [Event]

    This year the #140c will be hosted at the 92nd Street Y at 1395 Lexington Avenue in NYC. The History of the #140conf In its fourth year running, this conference has had no shortages of experts with a plethora of educational and trending information t…
    - 13 Jun 12, 4:00pm -
  • How Agencies Can Prepare Clients For Success

    How Agencies Can Prepare Clients For Success

    A marketing agency is typically hired on to help companies achieve their marketing goals and objectives.  What happens when a company has not set any goals and objectives?  How does an agency handle this type of situation?  We have all heard from…
    - 12 Jun 12, 2:56pm -
  • Get the WordOut! On Your Social Networks in One Smooth App

    Get the WordOut! On Your Social Networks in One Smooth App

    With so many applications fueling our world from our Smartphone’s these days, it seems imperative to filter through all of the mess to find the most flexible, full-bodied, and affordable apps available. When it comes to social media management apps…
    - 11 Jun 12, 2:38pm -
  • Favor Facts over Frills in B2B Copywriting

    Favor Facts over Frills in B2B Copywriting

    Platitudes and empty promises go over like lead balloons in the B2B world, where people expect results. While emotion can often play a key role in turning prospects into leads – after all, the customer has to like you – B2B customers are visiting…
    - 10 Jun 12, 10:25am -
  • Amazon Self-Publishing for Beginners

    Amazon Self-Publishing for Beginners

    With all the new blogs and recent news articles urging writers to publish their eBooks on Kindle, the topic is probably one you’re at least familiar with by now. As most people know, Amazon has leveled the playing field for authors by making the pr…
    - 9 Jun 12, 1:59pm -
  • BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2012 or Where Did All The Exhibits Go?

    BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2012 or Where Did All The Exhibits Go?

    On June 5, 2012, I attended day one of BlogWorld and New Media Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.  During the day, I was treated to some amazing sessions, covering social media and blogging.  But, what I didn’t get to experience was the…
    - 8 Jun 12, 2:23pm -
  • Christina CK Kerley on Marketing Made Simple TV

    Christina CK Kerley on Marketing Made Simple TV

    In this in-person, high definition show, Christina CK Kerley, a real dynamo and mobile marketing expert of CKB2B.com shares insights on trends and ideas on the show Marketing Made Simple TV – hosted by Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers. In this show…
    - 7 Jun 12, 2:18pm -

ONE PERSPECTIVE

  • The next cliche business term: “Storytelling”

    The next cliche business term: “Storytelling”

    Is it just me or is the term storytelling starting to lose the shimmer it once had? Case studies are being packaged as stories and we are virtually adding “once upon a time” in front of a list of feature sets all in the spirit of being better “…
    - 1 Oct 14, 4:52am -
  • Leaked! Memo from “The Man” to White America

    Leaked! Memo from “The Man” to White America

    TO: White America FROM: The Man DATE: 8/18/2014 SUBJECT: RE: Ferguson News – A Reminder on Racial Discourse   Dear Caucasians,   As you may have noticed, the events taking place in Ferguson, Missouri have been dominating news headlines and fuelin…
    - 19 Aug 14, 5:06am -
  • 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 ordered.  It had dark paper, and was perfect for adding highlights to. …
    - 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 and filter or organized by gender, age, industry, and so on. It even lets you see s…
    - 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 social to ensure customers have a great product experience. The catch…
    - 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 get out of their ad buys on Facebook. This seems to back up data t…
    - 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 of going to the polls this November. At first the selections seem rand…
    - 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 on tap. Good for video for a laugh… And maybe happy hour too.Filed under: Creativity & H…
    - 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 the Democratic National Convention, a s…
    - 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 the same time social media analytics have matured enough to p…
    - 5 Sep 12, 6:17pm -

Technology Guide

  • Google Chrome Latest Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Mobile

    Google Chrome Latest Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Mobile

    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 43 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update, Chrome 43.0.2357.65 contains a number of fixes and improvements. You can see the official log about this update here. Chrom…
    - 5 days ago, 19 May 15, 4:30pm -
  • Firefox 38 Comes With Digital Rights Management (DRM)

    Firefox 38 Comes With Digital Rights Management (DRM)

    Mozilla Firefox web browser now comes with built-in Digital Rights Management (DRM) so that users can play DRM-protected HTML5 video/audio without the need of any additional plug-ins. Before the release of Firefox 38, users were unable to play any DR…
    - 11 days ago, 13 May 15, 4:11pm -
  • Download Firefox 33.1 Update, Features Forget Button, Enhanced Tiles, Privacy Tour, DuckDuckGo Search

    Download Firefox 33.1 Update, Features Forget Button, Enhanced Tiles, Privacy Tour, DuckDuckGo Search

    Mozilla has released the latest update of Firefox web browser. Firefox 38. With Firefox 38, Mozilla added DRM support enabling users to play DRM-protected HTML5 audio and video. If you are a Firefox web browser user it should have automatically updat…
    - 12 days ago, 13 May 15, 10:30am -
  • Download iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Brings Numerous Improvements

    Download iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Brings Numerous Improvements

    Apple has released iOS 8.3 software update to the App Store on iTunes available for download on supported iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The latest iOS 8.3 update is the third major release of the iOS 8 mobile operating system. All users running iOS 8.…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Apr 15, 2:36pm -
  • Windows 10 Build 10049 Available For Download, Includes Spartan Web Browser

    Windows 10 Build 10049 Available For Download, Includes Spartan Web Browser

    Great news for all Windows Insiders! Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 10049. The latest build that bundles the most anticipated feature, the Spartan web browser. Finally, the wait is over. Windows Insider users can now download the latest Wind…
    - 53 days ago, 1 Apr 15, 1:23pm -
  • Windows 10 Minimum System Requirements

    Windows 10 Minimum System Requirements

    Microsoft will officially release Windows 10 to the public this summer. Windows 10 will be released in 190 countries and 111 languages. Before the general availability (GA) of Windows 10, Microsoft will release Windows 10 RTM (Released To Manufacturi…
    - 62 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 5:05pm -
  • Download Windows 10 Build 10041

    Download Windows 10 Build 10041

    Microsoft recently released Windows 10 build 10041 to users testing Windows 10. The latest Windows 10 build 10041 is more stable than before. This build features a transparent Start Menu and other small visual enhancements. The new visual enhancement…
    - 64 days ago, 21 Mar 15, 6:15pm -
  • Windows 10 Release Date: Windows 10 Launching This Summer

    Windows 10 Release Date: Windows 10 Launching This Summer

    Microsoft has officially confirmed that Windows 10 will release this summer. Windows 10 will be available in 190 Countries and 111 Languages. At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft Windows’s chie…
    - 67 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 4:46pm -
  • Microsoft Spartan Web Browser Coming In Next Windows 10 Preview Release

    Microsoft Spartan Web Browser Coming In Next Windows 10 Preview Release

    Microsoft will kill Internet Explorer web browser in the next upcoming preview release of Windows 10. The new modernized web browser codenamed Project Spartan will replace Internet Explorer. With the final release of Windows 10, users will be finally…
    - 68 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 6:00pm -
  • Download Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Wallpapers

    Download Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Wallpapers

    Canonical is all set to release Ubuntu 15.04 code-named Vivid Vervet on April 23, 2015. If you are an avid fan of the most popular Linux distro, you must be waiting to get your hands on all the new wallpapers that are going to come with Vivid Vervet.…
    - 75 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 3:02am -
  • Chocolatey Package Manager: The Alternative Windows Store

    Chocolatey Package Manager: The Alternative Windows Store

    For a long time Windows operating system lacked any proper application manager also known as a package manager. A central hub so you can manage all installed applications, get new ones and keep them updated. Mainly, Linux distributions had some form…
    - 83 days ago, 3 Mar 15, 3:13am -
  • Google Inbox: The Revolutionary Intelligent Way to Email

    Google Inbox: The Revolutionary Intelligent Way to Email

    Google Inbox is the new intelligent way to email. If you have never heard about Google Inbox, well, Inbox is a new service that transforms the way you used to use email, traditionally. Inbox runs on Gmail and it transforms everything from your Gmail…
    - 91 days ago, 22 Feb 15, 4:34pm -
  • Sticky Password Premium Review

    Sticky Password Premium Review

    Sticky Password is one of the most popular platform independent password manager available. It supports all major platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android. The password manager also supports BlackBerry OS10, Amazon Kindle Fi…
    - 25 Dec 14, 9:28pm -
  • iOS 8.1.1 Update Details With IPSW Download Links

    iOS 8.1.1 Update Details With IPSW Download Links

    Apple released iOS 8.1.1 for all supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iOS 8.1.1 (build 12B435, build 12B436) includes many bug fixes and general performance enhancements to improve the overall stability of iOS 8. As said earlier, iOS 8.1.1…
    - 18 Nov 14, 6:43pm -
  • Download OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update: Fixes Bugs, Security Issues, Stability Issues

    Download OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update: Fixes Bugs, Security Issues, Stability Issues

    Apple released the first major update for OS X Yosemite 10.10 for Mac bumping the version number to OS X 10.10.1. OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is a recommended update that includes a huge list of bug fixes, stability enhancements, and security update…
    - 18 Nov 14, 3:53pm -
  • Five Best Alternative Web Browsers For Windows, You Never Know Existed

    Five Best Alternative Web Browsers For Windows, You Never Know Existed

    The world is progressing towards “everything on cloud” phase, making web browsers the most used application for anyone and everyone. It now doesn’t matter much which platform you are using. Be it Windows, OS X, Linux or cloud based operating sy…
    - 14 Nov 14, 12:12am -
  • Millions of DropBox Account Credentials Leaked Online, DropBox Denies of Being Hacked

    Millions of DropBox Account Credentials Leaked Online, DropBox Denies of Being Hacked

    Dropbox is one of the most popular online cloud storage provider. Last time the cloud service was a victim of hacking, it started offering two-factor authorization, also known as 2-step verification for better security. Late Monday, an anonymous pers…
    - 15 Oct 14, 2:55pm -
  • Keyboard Shortcuts in the Windows 10 Technical Preview

    Keyboard Shortcuts in the Windows 10 Technical Preview

    Microsoft released Windows Technical Preview of Windows 10 operating system recently. After the announcement, much has been written and much will be written about it. Skipping Windows 9, as was the expected name for the successor of Windows 8 (or Win…
    - 4 Oct 14, 6:45pm -
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview Released, Download Now

    Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview Released, Download Now

    Microsoft has released Windows 10 Technical Preview for testing. You can download Windows 10 Technical Preview now from the official website. Microsoft also launched its free Windows Insider Program. You need to sign up for free Windows Insider Progr…
    - 2 Oct 14, 11:26am -
  • Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8: How to Install iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad, iPod?

    Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8: How to Install iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad, iPod?

    Apple on September 17, 2014 released iOS 8. The latest iOS is available worldwide for all iOS devices includes iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. Details of iOS 8 supported device is at the end of this post. Apple is marketing iOS 8 as the biggest iOS up…
    - 18 Sep 14, 1:30am -
  • Google Software Removal Tool for Chrome Web Browser

    Google Software Removal Tool for Chrome Web Browser

    Web browsers are the window to the open world of Internet. It doesn’t matter which operating system you are using, web browser is your most used application. Today’s cloud centric approach towards everything makes browsers a necessary. That’s o…
    - 15 Sep 14, 11:06am -
  • 5 Million Google Accounts Reported Compromised, Was Your Account In The List? Here’s How To Tell, Protect Yourself

    5 Million Google Accounts Reported Compromised, Was Your Account In The List? Here’s How To Tell, Protect Yourself

    Nearly, 5 million Gmail accounts is reported compromised. Was your Gmail account (aka Google Account) in the list? Was your account hacked? Here’s how to find out if your Gmail account is safe. Also, what steps you should take to protect your accou…
    - 10 Sep 14, 9:06pm -
  • Windows 8.1 Update 2 (aka August Update) Available for Download Again

    Windows 8.1 Update 2 (aka August Update) Available for Download Again

    Microsoft recently removed August Update (aka Windows 8.1 Update 2) files because of multiple issues that occurred after users installed them. Users went to Microsoft Community forum complaining various issues. Issues including Black Screen of Boot e…
    - 5 Sep 14, 11:59am -
  • Hyperlapse App Let’s You Create Amazing Time-Lapse Video Masterpiece

    Hyperlapse App Let’s You Create Amazing Time-Lapse Video Masterpiece

    Hyperlapse is a time-lapse video recording app from the makers of the popular smartphone app and social network Instagram. Instagram app itself supports video recording and sharing. For Instagram, launching another app for video recording and sharing…
    - 1 Sep 14, 1:40pm -
  • Microsoft Removes Windows 8.1 August Update For Causing Black Screen at Boot Error

    Microsoft Removes Windows 8.1 August Update For Causing Black Screen at Boot Error

    Microsoft released Windows 8.1 August Update (also called Windows 8.1 Update 2 or Windows 8.1 August 2014 Update) this month. August Update was stated to bring many new improvements and features to Windows 8.1 Update 1. Details about the new features…
    - 18 Aug 14, 11:38pm -

MAKE USE OF

  • Which of These Free Email Services Do You Use? [MakeUseOf Poll]

    Which of These Free Email Services Do You Use? [MakeUseOf Poll]

    There are a number of free email services available for all to use, including Google’s insanely popular Gmail and Microsoft’s insanely popular Outlook. These two, as well as the other less popular options, offer fantastic tools for us to communic…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 15, 7:30pm -
  • Is an Octa-Core Better than a Quad-Core? Not Always! Android Processors Explained

    Is an Octa-Core Better than a Quad-Core? Not Always! Android Processors Explained

    Buying an Android phone can be overwhelming. As if the sheer variety of choices on offer wasn’t difficult enough, manufacturers use jargon that confuses the buyer. You might think an octa-core processor is better than a quad-core, because eight cor…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • How Facebook is Killing the Open Web

    How Facebook is Killing the Open Web

    The way we use the web is changing. The rise of social networks and apps have created closed silos where people are spending increasing amounts of time, at the expense of the open web. There are a couple of ways for you to be reading this article: yo…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 May 15, 1:00pm -
  • Wi-Fi vs Ethernet: Which Should You Use and Why?

    Wi-Fi vs Ethernet: Which Should You Use and Why?

    The world is going wireless. The lack of clutter and the convenience of being able to connect to the Internet almost anywhere means Wi-Fi is the first choice for anyone who is looking to go online. The emergence of the Internet of Things means that s…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • 15 Can’t-Miss Chrome Extensions for Productivity

    15 Can’t-Miss Chrome Extensions for Productivity

    More Google gold for you! You listed some of your favorite Chrome extensions in one of our recent polls and Dave turned them into a handy list. Today we bring you a few more essential extensions geared toward helping you work better online. For Ke…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 6:00pm -
  • 5 Affordable Websites for Printing Digital Photos Online

    5 Affordable Websites for Printing Digital Photos Online

    Not long ago, one-hour photo shops were declared to be the “disappearingest” business in America. Think about it: when was the last time you went to get a roll of film printed? In fact, there are only 190 of these shops left in the country. Why?…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Adblock Plus Releases a Standalone Android Browser, We Put It to the Test

    Adblock Plus Releases a Standalone Android Browser, We Put It to the Test

    It’s much easier to avoid clicking ads on a desktop than it is on mobile. Accidental taps on ads are a big problem, and some mobile pages get aggressive with ad overlays that only have a tiny little “X” in one corner to close. AdBlock Plus want…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 3:30pm -
  • 3+ Myths Told about Windows that Aren’t True (Anymore)

    3+ Myths Told about Windows that Aren’t True (Anymore)

    While the authors at MakeUseOf carry diverse preferences on computer OSes, we’ve written in defense of Windows, explaining why it’s still a viable option in the world of Mac OS X and Chromebooks. Of course, people continue to hate things they don…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 1:00pm -
  • Free Gift Cards, Games & Design Tools: 5 Sites with Great Giveaways

    Free Gift Cards, Games & Design Tools: 5 Sites with Great Giveaways

    Free’s always good, right? If you’re willing to spend some time online, you can find all sorts of things for free. And we love pointing this out. We’ve shown you some obscure tips over the years, like using IFTTT to be notified of freebies or h…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 15, 4:30am -
  • What You Need to Know to Make Your Brand Stand Out on Social Media

    What You Need to Know to Make Your Brand Stand Out on Social Media

    So you’re starting your own business. That’s awesome! It can be a scary journey, but should you make the right moves and perhaps get a little bit lucky, it could be the most rewarding thing you’ve ever done. Now you need to get word about your…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 15, 2:30am -
  • 20 Year Old Bug Breaks Internet Encryption: How To Tell if Your Browser is Affected

    20 Year Old Bug Breaks Internet Encryption: How To Tell if Your Browser is Affected

    A novel encryption bug has surfaced recently, which could pose a threat to online privacy. Dubbed “LogJam,” the bug occurs in the TSL (the Transport Security Layer), an encryption protocol used to authenticate servers and conceal the contents of…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:00pm -
  • The Ongoing War Against Stolen Tweets, And How You Can Help

    The Ongoing War Against Stolen Tweets, And How You Can Help

    People are getting job offers and recognition for their tweets – it’s time to get serious about plagiarism on Twitter. Twitter is important enough that everyone needs it, yet you probably don’t realize how many tweets in your timeline are copi…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 7:00pm -
  • Celebrating 25 Years of Microsoft Solitaire: The History, Rules & a Tournament

    Celebrating 25 Years of Microsoft Solitaire: The History, Rules & a Tournament

    If I was to ask you to think of a timeless computer game, what immediately springs to mind? Perhaps the ultra-violent Doom, or Age of Empires, or even Tomb Raider? How about Microsoft Solitaire? Solitaire – the preserve of procrastinating office wo…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 6:30pm -
  • How to Get a Better Shave Using Your Android Phone or Tablet

    How to Get a Better Shave Using Your Android Phone or Tablet

    It’s that time again. You just hopped out of bed. You’ve brushed your teeth. You’ve peed. Now it’s time to do something about that five o’clock shadow. Were you ever taught how to do the deed, or have you made do on your own? Do you fee…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 6:00pm -
  • Everything You Need to Know About the New Spotify

    Everything You Need to Know About the New Spotify

    Spotify is no longer just a music streaming service. At a mega event in New York, Spotify has launched a bunch of new features, including video streaming and original content, in a bid to become an entertainment hub for its users. Before the event, t…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 5:30pm -

CREATE YOUR NEXT CUSTOMER

  • Tech Marketing Webinar: How Effective is Your Content Marketing?

    Tech Marketing Webinar: How Effective is Your Content Marketing?

    Join UBM Tech's Stephanie Stahl and Amy Doherty for our upcoming 30-minute webinar to hear the results of the 2015 Content Connects research report and data that can help improve your content marketing strategies and increase sales.The post Tech Mar…
    - 5 days ago, 19 May 15, 9:03pm -
  • UBM Tech Content Connects Research Reveals IT Professionals Comfortable with Native Advertising
    UBM Tech's new annual Content Connect Research studies the content consumption habits of technology professionals, identifying the range of content formats that inform IT buyers and measures the actions that content inspires. The post UBM Tech Conte…
    - 5 days ago, 19 May 15, 1:04pm -
  • Making Your (Power)Point: A Handy SlideShare Checklist
    Although SlideShare has been around for nearly ten years, marketers are only beginning to tap the true potential of this powerful lead gen tool. Similar to YouTube, the platform’s native audience is the tip of the iceberg in terms of potential view…
    - 6 days ago, 18 May 15, 11:05pm -
  • UBM Launches New Tech Resource Library

    UBM Launches New Tech Resource Library

    The Tech Library is home to more than 15,000 white papers, case studies, research reports, webinars, videos and other content assets from our technology partners. The new design incorporates updated navigation tools and more opportunities for users t…
    - 13 days ago, 11 May 15, 9:05pm -
  • Why Audience Is Key To Your Blogging Success

    Why Audience Is Key To Your Blogging Success

    With all of the changes and its ubiquitous nature, some critics claim blogging is dying. We disagree, of course. Blogging retains – and continues to expand on – its value.The post Why Audience Is Key To Your Blogging Success appeared first on Cr…
    - 17 days ago, 7 May 15, 10:39pm -
  • Google: Mobile Searches Overtaking Desktop

    Google: Mobile Searches Overtaking Desktop

    In an indicator that smartphones are becoming consumers' top platform when it comes to daily activities, search giant Google announced more of its searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 different countries, including the US.Th…
    - 18 days ago, 6 May 15, 9:00pm -
  • 2015 Best of Interop Awards: JumpCloud Takes Grand Prize
    The Best of Interop awards program celebrates the unique solutions advancing business technology. Within each segment, Interop credits award recipients with making the most significant impact on the IT industry. The post 2015 Best of Interop Awards:…
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  • Outsell Inc. Shares Spend and Trend Insights for B2B Media Executives in 2015
    Outsell Inc. shared the results of their Annual Advertising and Marketing Study 2015: B2B Advertising. The study answers critical questions that vendors and publishers must understand about “how much,” “on what,” and “where” marketers and…
    - 23 days ago, 1 May 15, 3:14pm -
  • 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 Honors Nation’s Most Innovative Users of Business Technology
    UBM Tech's InformationWeek released its annual InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking of the most innovative US-based users of business technology. The rankings and research results were announced Tuesday evening during the annual InformationWeek Conferen…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 4:48pm -
  • Writing Headlines with Impact

    Writing Headlines with Impact

    This post will dissect how the headline for a press release can drive readership and engagement if done correctly. This insights apply to all outbound content marketing so read ahead for a few tips to get you started writing headlines with impact.Th…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 7:24pm -

ONLINE TECH TIPS

  • How to Hide Sheets, Cells, Columns, and Formulas in Excel

    How to Hide Sheets, Cells, Columns, and Formulas in Excel

    If you use Excel on a daily basis, then you’ve probably run into situations where you needed to hide something in your Excel worksheet. Maybe you have some extra data worksheets that are referenced, but don’t need to be viewed. Or maybe you have…
    - 38 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 6:46am -
  • Best Free Windows Registry Cleaner

    Best Free Windows Registry Cleaner

    If you’re reading this article, you came here looking for a way to “clean out” your Windows registry. Maybe someone told you that cleaning out the registry will fix computer performance issues or application crashes or something else that sound…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 5:32pm -
  • How to Set Away Message in Outlook

    How to Set Away Message in Outlook

    Going out of the office soon and need to setup an Out of Office, Away or Vacation message in Outlook? You would think it would be super easy, but unfortunately it’s not! There are actually two ways of creating an automatic reply and it depends o…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 10:31am -
  • How to Change Default Picture Viewer in Windows

    How to Change Default Picture Viewer in Windows

    By default, when I double-click on a picture in Windows, Windows Photo Viewer opens the image! That’s nice, but I would rather it open with a different photo viewing program, such as Photoshop, GIMP, etc. If this problem annoys you also, there is a…
    - 53 days ago, 2 Apr 15, 10:57am -
  • Change or Spoof a MAC Address in Windows or OS X

    Change or Spoof a MAC Address in Windows or OS X

    Every NIC (Network Interface Card) has a unique MAC address (Media Access Control). This applies to all types of network cards, including Ethernet cards and WiFi cards. The MAC Address is a six-byte number or 12-digit hexadecimal number that is used…
    - 53 days ago, 2 Apr 15, 6:24am -
  • How to Turn On Auto-Complete in the Command Prompt

    How to Turn On Auto-Complete in the Command Prompt

    Do you use the command prompt on a daily basis? If so, I recently found a way to turn on auto-complete for the command prompt via a simple registry edit. When typing in long path names, simply type in the first few letters and then press TAB to autoc…
    - 54 days ago, 1 Apr 15, 7:06am -
  • How to Uninstall and Reinstall Windows Updates

    How to Uninstall and Reinstall Windows Updates

    Even though installing updates in Windows is an easy process, the mechanism in the background that manages it all is fairly complicated. There is also a lot of misinformation on the Internet about how to deal with problems relating to Windows Update.…
    - 55 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 11:09am -
  • Ultimate Guide to Repairing a Damaged or Corrupt Word File

    Ultimate Guide to Repairing a Damaged or Corrupt Word File

    Need to repair or fix a corrupt Word document? Sometimes when opening a Word document, you will give you an error stating that the document cannot be read because it is corrupt or because there is some other problem with the file. Word documents can…
    - 57 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 10:36am -
  • How to Track Changes in Excel

    How to Track Changes in Excel

    Are you looking for a way to track changes made to an Excel spreadsheet? There are many cases where you have to distribute a file to multiple people and keep track of what changes were made. You might want to track when the change was made, who made…
    - 57 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 6:09pm -
  • Fix Registry Editing has been Disabled by Your Administrator Error

    Fix Registry Editing has been Disabled by Your Administrator Error

    If you’ve recently tried to open the Windows registry editor and were presented with the message” “Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator”, then you’re not alone! This error message can occur for a couple of different reas…
    - 61 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 6:38am -
  • How to Avoid Problems Activating Windows After a Clean Install

    How to Avoid Problems Activating Windows After a Clean Install

    If you are planning on doing a clean install of Windows on your PC, you will more than likely have to reactivate Windows, either online or over the phone. Normally, the online reactivation will work just fine as long as the hardware on your computer…
    - 62 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 3:40pm -
  • Remove Desktop Background Wallpapers in Windows

    Remove Desktop Background Wallpapers in Windows

    Looking for a way to delete desktop wallpapers from your Windows PC? If you have ever changed the wallpaper in Windows, you’ve probably noticed the ridiculous number of useless wallpapers that come with the system by default. I have NEVER used any…
    - 64 days ago, 21 Mar 15, 7:54pm -
  • Hide Text and Show Hidden Text in Word

    Hide Text and Show Hidden Text in Word

    Microsoft Word has a feature whereby you can hide text so that it does not visibly appear in the document. If you don’t want to delete text completely, hiding the text is a good option. So why would you ever want to hide text in a Word document? We…
    - 64 days ago, 21 Mar 15, 3:27pm -
  • Ultimate Guide to Backing Up and Restoring the Windows Registry

    Ultimate Guide to Backing Up and Restoring the Windows Registry

    Windows stores just about everything that makes it work in a hierarchal file-based database called the Windows Registry. The registry contains all the configuration settings for the operating system, programs, services, components and pretty much ev…
    - 66 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 6:00am -
  • How to Open MDI Files

    How to Open MDI Files

    An MDI file, which stands for Microsoft Document Imaging, is a proprietary Microsoft image format used for storing images of scanned documents created by the Microsoft Office Document Imaging (MODI) program. The program was included with Office XP, O…
    - 67 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 6:20am -

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  • Four Blogging Tools to Make your Content Go Further

    Four Blogging Tools to Make your Content Go Further

    This is a guest contribution from Chris Crawfurd of sovrn. You put in countless hours to create the highest quality content possible week after week. Maybe you even spend money on hiring a graphic designer to make your work look even better. But wha…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • 5 Basics to Having Your Post go Viral

    5 Basics to Having Your Post go Viral

    The longer I blog, the more I hear of bloggers trying to go viral. I’m sure on top of posting consistently, using social media strategically, and generally providing interesting, useful, and inspiring content on the internet, it would be a little h…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • Hey Bloggers! Is it Time to Focus a little Less on Your Blog and A Little More on YOU?

    Hey Bloggers! Is it Time to Focus a little Less on Your Blog and A Little More on YOU?

    Blogging has been very good to me over the last twelve and a half years, but it’s come at a personal cost that I’m sure many can relate to. Gradually over that time I’ve allowed myself to become more and more inactive. Gradually over time I bec…
    - 5 days ago, 19 May 15, 11:48pm -
  • 5 Unmissable Fiverr Gigs that Will Make Your Life Easy as a Busy Blogger

    5 Unmissable Fiverr Gigs that Will Make Your Life Easy as a Busy Blogger

    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Ever get mad at yourself? Because your blog is not going the way you’d like it to? You come to your desk, stare at the computer and realize there’s so much to be done. You’re tired before you’v…
    - 5 days ago, 19 May 15, 2:04pm -
  • 7 Ways To Build Your Brand In The Blogosphere

    7 Ways To Build Your Brand In The Blogosphere

    This is a guest contribution from Jeff Foster. Blogger outreach is one of the most effective ways to build your brand. It’s a great way to connect with potential customers – the blogosphere gives you a ready-made audience who are already interest…
    - 7 days ago, 17 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • How Design Impacts Blog Readership

    How Design Impacts Blog Readership

    This is a guest contribution from Damion Wasylow. You have things to say, ideas to spread and concepts to share. That’s why you’re a blogger. But, if you’re like most bloggers, you’re much better with words than visuals. As a result, many blo…
    - 10 days ago, 14 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • 4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Domain Name

    4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Domain Name

    When there’s more than 284 million registered domain names online, you’re going to want yours to stand out. But you also want to be easily remembered, have a URL that accurately describes your business, and it would help if it ranks well in Goog…
    - 12 days ago, 12 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • 3 Content Tweaks to Increase Your Blog Traffic without Spending a Penny

    3 Content Tweaks to Increase Your Blog Traffic without Spending a Penny

    This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan. Who doesn’t like more traffic? Not matter how many monthly blog visitors you have, you still want more. Because more traffic means more opportunities to build relationships, generate leads, close deals…
    - 14 days ago, 10 May 15, 2:15pm -
  • Five Essential Steps to Removing a Google Manual Penalty

    Five Essential Steps to Removing a Google Manual Penalty

    This is a guest contribution from Nick Chowdrey. Google takes webspam very seriously. The search giant currently sends over 400,000 messages a month to webmasters, warning them that their site performance could be at risk due to a manual Google penal…
    - 17 days ago, 7 May 15, 2:25pm -
  • Easy Ways for Bloggers to Use Keywords to Drive Traffic

    Easy Ways for Bloggers to Use Keywords to Drive Traffic

    This is a guest contribution from Nick Rojas. The world of web promotion and search engine optimization has never been a consistent one. Constantly changing Google results algorithms compete with tricky marketers in what is essentially an arms race,…
    - 19 days ago, 5 May 15, 2:12pm -
  • 3 Places Your Best Ideas Are Hiding In Your First Drafts

    3 Places Your Best Ideas Are Hiding In Your First Drafts

    Many bloggers write drafts and then ‘edit’ their writing – but ‘revising’ is a little different and is definitely a good exercise. Today I came across a great short video by Beth Dunn from Hubspot that was recorded earlier in the year at th…
    - 21 days ago, 3 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • 3 Ways Scheduling Will Make You a Better Blogger

    3 Ways Scheduling Will Make You a Better Blogger

    Do you feel a bit like a slave to your social media? Always thinking about your next blog post, forgetting to respond to that guy on Twitter, and never Pinning at the right time? I know what it’s like to always feel like you’re running to catch u…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 2:20pm -
  • 7 Digital Marketing Skills Every Professional Needs

    7 Digital Marketing Skills Every Professional Needs

      This is a guest contribution from Brian Burt. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” That popular bit of wisdom has a timeless ring of truth to it, but we may want to update it for the internet age. “Whatever you are, be a digital marketer” mi…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:08pm -
  • 6 Steps to Make Your Nonprofit’s Blog a Must-Read Web Destination

    6 Steps to Make Your Nonprofit’s Blog a Must-Read Web Destination

    This is a guest contribution from Eric Rardin. Managing a nonprofit is already more than a full-time job. Often, when operating on shoestring budgets to make a dent in large-scale, intractable problems like poverty or human rights, writing up a few…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Apr 15, 2:08pm -
  • The Full Blog Monetization Menu – 60+ Ways to Make Money With Your Blog

    The Full Blog Monetization Menu – 60+ Ways to Make Money With Your Blog

    This is a guest contribution from Paul Back. You think about it all the time – how great it would be to make money from your blog. Yet, with monetization, things can get a little confusing. There are just so many different options. Making money fro…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 2:17pm -
  • ProBlogger FAQ: How Often Should I Post?

    ProBlogger FAQ: How Often Should I Post?

    Post frequency is a topic that comes up often among bloggers. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just started or you’ve been posting for years – people change, algorithms change, and even your motivations for blogging change. No-one is immune from w…
    - 34 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 3:24am -
  • Make Money Blogging for Real: 3 Must-Know Factors

    Make Money Blogging for Real: 3 Must-Know Factors

    This is a guest contribution from Jerry Low. Most people have heard of the success of Perez Hilton’s blog and that he makes somewhere between $200,000 to $400,000 each month blogging about the latest celebrity gossip. Success stories like Hilton’…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Apr 15, 2:16pm -
  • The Only Business Training Resource I Promote Just Opened for Enrolments for One Week

    The Only Business Training Resource I Promote Just Opened for Enrolments for One Week

    Update: this course will be open for enrolments for just over 1 more day. I only promote one blogger training resource each year and this is the only week this until 2016 that they have enrolments open. I’m very fussy about what blogger training re…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 4:29pm -
  • 3 Reasons to Stop Relying on How-To Lists for Information (and What to Do Instead)!

    3 Reasons to Stop Relying on How-To Lists for Information (and What to Do Instead)!

     This is a guest contribution from Daryl Rothman. The truth is out there. At least, we hope so. How-to lists are all the rage in the burgeoning blogging world. And many are good, but there is an absolute deluge. The list of lists is growing. Who has…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 2:21pm -
  • Tips for Creating Your First eCourse

    Tips for Creating Your First eCourse

    There’s a reason you’re seeing an influx of ecourses in the blogosphere of late – it’s a fantastic way to share to a higher (and sometimes more concentrated) degree your talents and knowledge. If you have a niche blog, then there’s a good c…
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Blogging Tips and Ideas

  • Niche Blogging – Is it a perfect platform to Earn instant money
    This article tells the readers about; what exactly niche blogging is and who are all benefiting from it. How people that don’t have regular office jobs, not as a result of incompetence, but due to circumstances and by personal choice, generate a so…
    - 2 Jul 12, 5:09pm -
  • Targeting Social Media Marketing Strategies
    With the increased number and variety of social media outlets that businesses and other organizations have at their disposal these days, it can be a bit challenging to narrow the field and focus in very tightly on the best social media marketing str…
    - 4 Jan 12, 5:50pm -
  • Theme Junkie Discount Code
    Theme Junkie is one of the leading WordPress theme provider in the Market today. All thanks to their themes being elegant, feature rich, SEO friendly, code efficient and low priced. They also provide excellent support on their themes. These qualities…
    - 29 Dec 11, 6:48pm -
  • Great Ways to Monetize Your Mobile Apps
    There’s many ways to make money online with mobile apps, but they all come down to either making money by selling the app itself or by making money after the sale is made.   My years of marketing experience and the close attention I’ve paid to t…
    - 12 Nov 11, 6:18pm -
  • Top Best Free and Premium WordPress Popup Plugins
    All Internet Marketers or Bloggers certainly know the importance of popups. A popup is a great tool for increasing subscription rate or generating leads and sales. Many Internet Marketers use popups to show announcements, logins, videos or optin form…
    - 5 Nov 11, 4:12pm -
  • Popup Domination Discount
    This is a post that will give you information about the Popup Domination as well as provide you a trick to get Popup Domination Discount Popup Domination is one of the most popular Newsletter plugin for WordPress websites. Popup Domination is used by…
    - 15 Aug 11, 5:24pm -
  • Continuing Panda Updates – How to Keep Your Site From Being Unfairly or Fairly Penalized
    Since continuing onward with a wave of new updates to try to reduce the presence of thin content on the search engines, Google has hit a series of road bumps as part of their experimentation process throughout the development of new search engine sta…
    - 20 Jun 11, 6:09pm -
  • Premiumpress Discount Coupon For June 2011
    Premiumpress one of the leading WordPress Theme Provider is back with a new Discount Coupon for June 2011. You can use our Premiumpress Discount Coupon To avail 20$ discount on all of PremiumPress Themes. You can use the Premiumpress discount Coupon…
    - 8 Jun 11, 6:01pm -
  • Free And Premium WordPress Link Cloaking Plugins
    A few posts back my fellow blogger Sneha had given a great introduction to the basics of Link Cloaking and how and why to cloak a link. Cloaking your affiliate links is really one of the most essential thing you should do if you are into affiliate ma…
    - 21 Mar 11, 5:37pm -
  • An Insight into Link Cloaking
    The term Link Cloaking often resurfaces, both for good and bad reasons, forcing one to think about it with the intention of finding its true nature. Though it has invited a lot of discussion but no single statement has been issued which clarifies the…
    - 9 Mar 11, 4:04pm -
  • The Growth Of Facebook E-Commerce
    Tell me how many of you bloggers have a fan page? I am sure each one of you has a fan page for your blog. The past two years has seen enormous growth in the Facebook fan page and application scene simultaneously alongside the growth of Facebook. Face…
    - 8 Mar 11, 6:42pm -
  • The Myth About The NoFollow Uselessness
    When it comes to search engine optimization, nobody knows for sure what works and what doesn’t. However, there are things that have been proven to work 99% of the time and some that don’t work at all. The fact of the matter is that there are as m…
    - 7 Feb 11, 5:56pm -
  • Huge List of 400+ Dofollow CommentLuv Blogs
    If you are a blogger then you most certainly know what do follow is and most probably you also know what Commentluv is. For those who do not know what commentluv is, let me briefly introduce it to you. Commentluv is a plugin for WordPress and Blogger…
    - 30 Dec 10, 5:37pm -

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…
    - 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 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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

  • Samsung Galaxy A8 : Leaked Specs and Features

    Samsung Galaxy A8 : Leaked Specs and Features

    Samsung Galaxy A8 is already in news since last few weeks as it is expected to launch soon officially and come with a finger print sensor along with a 5.7-inch screen. But now we are having few more information about the hardware specs and features o…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 15, 7:04pm -
  • HOW TO : Check if Your ISP is Throttling Your Internet Speed

    HOW TO : Check if Your ISP is Throttling Your Internet Speed

    Few weeks back, Net Neutrality was in news all over the world as it was going to affect the fair usage of the Internet on a large manner. Fortunately, the Internet users won in this case which means that the Internet Service Providers will not be abl…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 15, 8:55pm -
  • Technology and Gadgets : Then and Now (Infographic)

    Technology and Gadgets : Then and Now (Infographic)

    Technology has increased at a rapid rate and has changed the lives of people across the globe. In just a short span of human history, we’ve managed to create technology that takes the power of the original IBM supercomputers and houses the equivale…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 15, 7:50pm -
  • Huawei Honor 6 Plus : Features, Specs, Price and Review

    Huawei Honor 6 Plus : Features, Specs, Price and Review

    Huawei has launched its latest flagship device Honor 6 Plus today in the Middle East. Huawei Honor 6 Plus was in the pre-booking phase in the region since last few days and the performance of the pre-booking exceeded all expectations before its offic…
    - 5 days ago, 19 May 15, 7:38pm -
  • The History of Wearable Technology and Gadgets (Infographic)

    The History of Wearable Technology and Gadgets (Infographic)

    Wearable gadgets have been one of the biggest tech talking points of the past few years, with both established companies and start-ups all throwing their ideas into the ring. From fitness trackers to the Apple Watch, it seems that wearable technology…
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 15, 11:41am -
  • Twiddler 3 - World’s Most Mobile Keyboard and Mouse

    Twiddler 3 - World’s Most Mobile Keyboard and Mouse

    Few months back we have shared the hands-on video of the Twiddler 3 , watch the video below, which is claimed to be the “World’s Most Mobile Keyboard and Mouse” on our YouTube channel. At that time, the Twiddler 3 was in beta phase and was avai…
    - 7 days ago, 17 May 15, 8:31pm -
  • Mlais MX : Full Specs and Features

    Mlais MX : Full Specs and Features

    Very recently we have posted about the Mlais M7 smartphone which comes with some high end features like 64-bit octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, Finger Print Sensor, 13MP Primary Camera, 5MP front facing camera, 4G LTE support and much more at just $189.…
    - 12 days ago, 13 May 15, 7:59am -
  • HOW TO : Delete All of Your Online Activity Data from Google Account

    HOW TO : Delete All of Your Online Activity Data from Google Account

    Privacy and security is one of the top most concern for all the Internet users. If you are a tech savvy person, you should be knowing that there are many websites which stores your browsing history via the cookies on your web browser, specially the s…
    - 12 days ago, 12 May 15, 9:15pm -
  • Mlais M7 : Full Features and Specs

    Mlais M7 : Full Features and Specs

    Mlais is a new brand in the world of smartphone. But it is coming out with frequent launchings of new products along with very aggressive price tags. Recently Malis has launched two new devices Mlais M7 which comes with few some high-end hardware spe…
    - 13 days ago, 12 May 15, 10:11am -
  • Best Health and Fitness Apple Watch Apps to Keep You Healthy (Infographic)

    Best Health and Fitness Apple Watch Apps to Keep You Healthy (Infographic)

    One essential feature of any smartwatch is the tracking of your physical activities and health. In the first generation of smartwatches, sensors like heartbeat rate sensor and pedometer were included which used to provide the information about how ma…
    - 16 days ago, 9 May 15, 9:58am -
  • Top 10+ Things to Do After Publishing A New Blog Post to Generate Instant Traffic (Infographic)

    Top 10+ Things to Do After Publishing A New Blog Post to Generate Instant Traffic (Infographic)

    When it comes to blogging, we always say that the "content is king". But just because of having nice content on your blog, there is no guarantee that you will receive traffic and readers for your content too. This is specially true for your newer pos…
    - 17 days ago, 8 May 15, 6:18am -
  • Martian Notifier Smartwatch : Hands-on Review, Specs and Features

    Martian Notifier Smartwatch : Hands-on Review, Specs and Features

    There are lots of smartwatch available in the market these days and big smartphone brands like Apple, Samsung, Motorola, LG etc are coming out with their own smartwatch. Recently we had the opportunity to try our hands on the Martian Notifier smartwa…
    - 18 days ago, 6 May 15, 8:24pm -
  • If Apple Watch Commercial was Directed by Quentin Tarantino (Funny Video)

    If Apple Watch Commercial was Directed by Quentin Tarantino (Funny Video)

    Apple is well known for its high-end products like iPhone, iPad and Mac computers. But another interesting thing about Apple is that whenever Apple launches a new flagship Apple device, lots of parody, funny cartoons and videos also about that partic…
    - 19 days ago, 5 May 15, 6:55pm -
  • How to Spot Fake Apple Lightning Cable (Infographic)

    How to Spot Fake Apple Lightning Cable (Infographic)

    If you are one of those guys who prefer to go through the user manual of your smartphones and tablets, you should be knowing that nearly every brand mentions in the user manuals that if you use the accessories other than the original ones or the ones…
    - 34 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 11:43am -
  • Sony Xperia Z4 : Full Specs and Features

    Sony Xperia Z4 : Full Specs and Features

    After weeks of rumor and speculations, Sony finally unveiled its latest flagship device Xperia Z4 in Japan today. Sony Xperia Z4 comes with a 6.9mm thick metal frame body. To save the phone from dust and water, it comes with IP68 certification for du…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 7:02pm -
  • Huawei P8 : Full Features, Hardware Specs and Price

    Huawei P8 : Full Features, Hardware Specs and Price

    In the previous post, we have already covered about the launching of the Huawei P8 Max which is having a huge 6.8 inch full HD screen, 13 MP camera, 3GB of RAM, 64bit 2.2 GHz octa-core processor and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS. In the very same event,…
    - 39 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 8:07pm -
  • Huawei P8 Max : Full Features, Hardware Specs and Price

    Huawei P8 Max : Full Features, Hardware Specs and Price

    Screen size of smartphone is constantly increasing. Once a 5-inch screen size was enough to call a phone as Phablet. Then later Nokia launched Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520 and Huawei launched the Ascend Mate 7 which are having 6-inch screens. And now, Huaw…
    - 39 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 6:43pm -
  • Sony FDR-X1000V Action Cam - Full Features and Specs

    Sony FDR-X1000V Action Cam - Full Features and Specs

    Action cameras are getting more and more popular these days. GoPro cameras started the concept and now the major camera brands are also joining the league of the action cams. Sony is one of the most popular smartphone and camera brand and Sony has re…
    - 41 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 9:09am -
  • How to Enable "Hey Cortana" on Windows 10 Technical Preview

    How to Enable "Hey Cortana" on Windows 10 Technical Preview

    Voice controlled personal virtual assistant is one of the most popular feature of the smartphones. Apple iPhone’s Siri, Google Android’s Google Now and Windows Phone’s Cortana are getting more and more popular everyday and people are using them…
    - 41 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 7:22pm -
  • HOW TO : Activate and Use Google Now Voice Search using "OK Google" from any Screen and App

    HOW TO : Activate and Use Google Now Voice Search using "OK Google" from any Screen and App

    Voice commands on the smartphone are getting more and more popular these days. Apple iPhone comes with Siri, Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS got the Cortana and the Google’s Android boasts the Google Now. Due to popularity of these voice command vi…
    - 43 days ago, 12 Apr 15, 8:57am -
  • HOW TO : Make Infographic of Your Website’s Google Analytics Report

    HOW TO : Make Infographic of Your Website’s Google Analytics Report

    If you are a blogger or webmaster, you should be knowing about the Google Analytics which is one of the most popular tool to get the performance report and stat of your website. Google Analytics provides important information about the performance of…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Apr 15, 8:00pm -
  • Infinix Hot Note X551 : Hands-on Review, Specs and Features

    Infinix Hot Note X551 : Hands-on Review, Specs and Features

    Infinix Hot Note X551 is the latest smartphone from the Infinix Mobility which comes with a huge 4000mAh battery and some good hardware specs. We are using the Infinix Hot Note since last few weeks and we have already posted few videos of it on our Y…
    - 47 days ago, 8 Apr 15, 6:55am -
  • Samsung performs Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Bend Test as Official Response to Bendgate (Video)

    Samsung performs Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Bend Test as Official Response to Bendgate (Video)

    Very recently We have posted about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bend test video which appeared on the Internet and started a new bendgate for Samsung this time. That video shows that Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bends at the very same pressure on which Appl…
    - 48 days ago, 6 Apr 15, 6:11pm -
  • Samsung follows Apple with Galaxy S6 Edge Bendgate ( Video )

    Samsung follows Apple with Galaxy S6 Edge Bendgate ( Video )

    Hope you guys remember Apple iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate which created lots of noise in the world of smartphone and gadgets. Apple iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate was followed by the iPhone 6 Hairgate which didn’t get the limelight as much as the bendgate. All o…
    - 49 days ago, 6 Apr 15, 11:56am -
  • The History and Evolution of Smartphone Screen (Infographic)

    The History and Evolution of Smartphone Screen (Infographic)

    Smartphones are evolving everyday. They are getting better and better in terms of hardware, specs and features. We used to have single core processors four years back and now our smartphones are coming with octa-core processors and 3GB RAM. Few years…
    - 55 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 9:05am -

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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