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 “…
    - 53 days ago, 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…
    - 96 days ago, 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

  • 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…
    - 52 days ago, 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…
    - 66 days ago, 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…
    - 69 days ago, 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…
    - 74 days ago, 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…
    - 79 days ago, 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…
    - 83 days ago, 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…
    - 96 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 11:38pm -
  • Best Free Duplicate File Finder For Windows

    Best Free Duplicate File Finder For Windows

    Duplicate files may seem harmless to many computer users. If only users knew that these files causes more trouble than good. They eat up hard disk space and system resources, further slowing down your computer. Before you will even know, your large 1…
    - 97 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 12:24am -
  • Microsoft Windows 9 May Be Offered Free To Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP Users?

    Microsoft Windows 9 May Be Offered Free To Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP Users?

    Earlier we heard the rumor about Microsoft offering Windows 9 (aka Windows Threshold) to Windows 8 users free of cost. Now another rumor is brewing about Windows 9, the successor of Windows 8.1. Rumor is, Microsoft may go as far as offering Windows 9…
    - 6 Aug 14, 1:58pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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.…
    - 11 Jun 14, 7:57am -
  • 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…
    - 9 Jun 14, 1:05am -
  • 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…
    - 5 Dec 01, 12:00am -

MAKE USE OF

  • Who Are The People Against Internet Freedom?

    Who Are The People Against Internet Freedom?

    The Internet, even though it’s something most of us have accepted as part of our lives, is still relatively young. Compared to other information mediums like newspapers and even TV, it’s still just a baby, and as such, it’s going to have some g…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 2:30am -
  • Help The Internet Remix Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer [Weird & Wonderful Web]

    Help The Internet Remix Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer [Weird & Wonderful Web]

    It’s fair to say Mattel hasn’t had a good week. And it’s all because of Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer, a book that was released in 2010 but which has recently caused controversy thanks to its ridiculous storyline and sexist overtones. Th…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 1:30am -
  • How To Use Apple Pay To Buy Things With Your iPhone

    How To Use Apple Pay To Buy Things With Your iPhone

    Your iPhone may some day be the only device you need to purchase products and services, but first you need to start using Apple Pay. Over three years ago, I replaced my wallet with my iPhone and a case, which holds up to three debit cards. Now …
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • Why You Should Use Browsers for Browsing, Not Saving Information

    Why You Should Use Browsers for Browsing, Not Saving Information

    It’s nice that we can just fill out a form with one click and get things done. It really makes things simple. Thank goodness that modern web browsers have that capability. Oh, sure it makes it easier for you to get things done, but did you know it…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • Hands On With Nokia’s New Z Launcher For Android

    Hands On With Nokia’s New Z Launcher For Android

    Nokia and Android are two words you don’t normally associate together. Prior to the being bought out by Microsoft, the Finnish tech giant was the largest manufacturer of Windows Phone smartphones. Whilst they did have a brief foray into the Android…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 3:30pm -
  • 5 Must-See Sites Before Going To See “The Hobbit – The Battle of The Five Armies”

    5 Must-See Sites Before Going To See “The Hobbit – The Battle of The Five Armies”

    Peter Jackson (a.k.a. God) has put the finishing touches to the final Hobbit movie – “The Battle of the Five Armies” – and it is due out on December 10th (I have blanked out the entire day as “busy” on Google Calendar). As a build-up to t…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:30am -
  • What’s Happening In The Google Labs?

    What’s Happening In The Google Labs?

    Surely you’ve heard of the Google Labs, it’s a place of imagination where some of the coolest possible products of the future are in the works. But what is Google actually working on there? Are there any products that will be of interest to you…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 2:30am -
  • Solve Your Mac OS X Clipboard Management Problems With iClip

    Solve Your Mac OS X Clipboard Management Problems With iClip

    Anyone who does a lot of copying and pasting of text on a computer knows how essential a clipboard manager is. I’ve used quite a few over the years, and while there are several great solutions, Irradiated’s iClip ($18.99, free trial) rises above…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • Everything You Need To Know About Your WhatsApp Privacy Settings

    Everything You Need To Know About Your WhatsApp Privacy Settings

    It’s on iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone, and boasts over 600 million active users worldwide – but after Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, should you be worried about your privacy? Earlier this year, we asked you if you use WhatsAp…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • The Easiest Raspberry Pi Media Centre, With RasPlex

    The Easiest Raspberry Pi Media Centre, With RasPlex

    The Raspberry Pi is a surprisingly capable little computer. In the past, we’ve show you how to make a Raspberry Pi home theatre with Rasbmc. Since we published that guide, an easier to use and better performing operating system has been released. T…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • Rank Your Online Writing & Gather Social Influence With ClearVoice

    Rank Your Online Writing & Gather Social Influence With ClearVoice

    Achieving any goal can be easier if you have a way to measure and track your success, and writing is no exception. ClearVoice brings together data about all the articles you’ve written from all the sites you contribute to. With that data, it gives…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • 3 Compelling Reasons Why Firefox’s Stance On Privacy Is Worth Paying Attention To

    3 Compelling Reasons Why Firefox’s Stance On Privacy Is Worth Paying Attention To

    Internet privacy is on the minds of many people including those who normally don’t pay much attention to technology. No one wants to think they’re being watched without consent or being boiled down to numbers in a database. Yet two of the main…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • How To Set Up YouTube For Better Learning

    How To Set Up YouTube For Better Learning

    If you aren’t already using YouTube to expand your mind and learn new skills, it’s time for you to catch up. There’s so much free knowledge available out there. Why not take advantage of it? Want to learn a musical instrument? How about learnin…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • Google Removes Internet Ads, Nintendo 3DS Gets Hacked, & More… [Tech News Digest]

    Google Removes Internet Ads, Nintendo 3DS Gets Hacked, & More… [Tech News Digest]

    Also, Square goes global, Microsoft improves Bing, Oculus stacks your stocks, and a pesky squirrel steals a GoPro. Google Contributor Removes The Ads Google is experimenting with a way for Internet users to support their favorite websites without hav…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:30am -
  • Who Is Tracking You Via Your Smartphone?

    Who Is Tracking You Via Your Smartphone?

    Smartphones are a huge part of our daily lives. For most of us, we use them for everything from figuring out how to cook our favorite meals to navigating to our destinations. But how much does your smartphone know about you? Specifically, who is actu…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:30am -

ONLINE TECH TIPS

  • How to Boost and Increase Your Internet Speed

    How to Boost and Increase Your Internet Speed

    Looking for a way to increase your Internet speed without upgrading your ISP Internet plan? Well, Internet speed can depend on a several factors, both internal to the network and external. Starting from the operating system, you have the network card…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:34pm -
  • How to Add Your Own Subtitles to a Video

    How to Add Your Own Subtitles to a Video

    Recently, I downloaded a video off the Internet that was in Hindi and I needed to add English subtitles to the video so that I could share it with some friends. I checked out Windows Movie Maker, which has the ability to overlay text on video, but th…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:43am -
  • Beginner’s Guide to the Windows Command Prompt

    Beginner’s Guide to the Windows Command Prompt

    Earlier today I had to boot a client computer into safe mode and delete a virus via the command prompt because whenever Windows would load, the file would become locked and hence undeletable! There are several other reasons why you may have to use…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:27pm -
  • How to Open Files in Windows with Different File Extensions

    How to Open Files in Windows with Different File Extensions

    I’ve always wanted to write a resource article on how to open files with different file extensions such as .wps, .prn, .mpp, .mdi, .rar, .psd, .pps, .sit, .nrg and lots more! I’ve come across this issue myself many times usually because someone s…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 9:03am -
  • Format Cells using Conditional Formatting in Excel

    Format Cells using Conditional Formatting in Excel

    If you are used to using older versions of Excel, the conditional formatting options in Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013 will amaze you. So why would you want to bother using conditional formatting? Well, here are a couple of reasons why I love using this…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 6:01am -
  • How to Resize a Video or Change Resolution

    How to Resize a Video or Change Resolution

    There are a lot of reasons why you might need to resize a video and in this post I’m going to mention a couple of freeware app that will help you easily change the resolution of your videos. If you have one of those 1080p 60fps HD video cameras, yo…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 2:36pm -
  • How to Setup an FTP Server in Windows using IIS

    How to Setup an FTP Server in Windows using IIS

    Earlier, I had written a post on how to turn your computer into a Windows file sharing server using a couple of different programs. If you’re looking for a quick way to share the files on your local computer with friends or family, this is an easy…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 7:31pm -
  • What is Sonic Update Manager and How to Remove It

    What is Sonic Update Manager and How to Remove It

    Here’s another technical walk-through on how to fix a pesky little problem that is caused by computer manufacturers such as Dell and HP! Basically, they load too much crap onto your PC when you buy it and you get lots of junk software installed, on…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 7:09am -
  • Essential Free Software Downloads for Windows

    Essential Free Software Downloads for Windows

    I’m a big fan of open source software because it’s free and usually has the same functionality as a commercial application! One downside to open source software is the lack of support, but that problem is usually made up with active forums and…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 6:29am -
  • How to Clear or Delete My Recent Documents in Windows

    How to Clear or Delete My Recent Documents in Windows

    Looking for a way to delete the recent documents list in Windows? Don’t you hate how many things Windows tracks, like all of the recent documents you have opened in ANY program? Sure, most of the time I don’t care and leave it enabled, but there…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 8:30am -
  • How to Create Your Own Fonts and Edit TrueType Fonts

    How to Create Your Own Fonts and Edit TrueType Fonts

    Wouldn’t it be neat if you could create your own TrueType fonts, name them whatever you want, and actually use them in programs like Word, Photoshop, etc? Luckily, there are some really cool software apps out there that you can use to not only crea…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 7:31am -
  • How to Find Out Who Owns a Website or Domain

    How to Find Out Who Owns a Website or Domain

    Wouldn’t it be nice to know who owned a certain website? Previously, I wrote about how you can find out who is hosting a website, but that only tells you where the server is located. If you want to verify the owner of a domain name or see when one…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 4:43am -
  • How to Create an Online Survey for Free using Google Docs

    How to Create an Online Survey for Free using Google Docs

    Nowadays, you probably take a survey of some sort a couple of times a week through Buzzfeed or Facebook or news sites, etc. Even though we take a ton of surveys, not many of us take our own surveys. The main reason is mainly because there is no super…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 2:04pm -
  • How to Extract Icons from EXE, DLL, OCX, and CPL Files

    How to Extract Icons from EXE, DLL, OCX, and CPL Files

    Wish you could extract all of icons stored on your computer? Have you ever wondered where all those icons you see are actually located? Finding high quality icons on your computer is difficult and mostly because applications store their icons directl…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 12:02pm -
  • How to Identify Music or Songs by Sound

    How to Identify Music or Songs by Sound

    Know the tune to a song, but don’t remember the lyrics? Normally, I hear a song on the radio or in a coffee shop and if I can’t figure out the artist, I just Google some of the lyrics while they are fresh in my mind. I had written a few months b…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 5:37am -

MAKE MONEY ONLINE

  • Google Introducing ‘Mobile Friendly’ Tags in Search Results and Signal It Will Start Impacting Search Rankings

    Google Introducing ‘Mobile Friendly’ Tags in Search Results and Signal It Will Start Impacting Search Rankings

    Over the last couple of years any blogger who has paid attention to their analytics will know that how people are reading blogs is changing. No longer are people simply arriving on your blog on their desktop computer or laptop but on tablets, mobile…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:06pm -
  • Making The Impossible Possible: How I Created A Full Time Blogging Income With No Qualifications

    Making The Impossible Possible: How I Created A Full Time Blogging Income With No Qualifications

    This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Stacey Corrin. It was a dark day in November 2012 when I first began to blog. Rain lashed the windows of the home we’d just moved into. Removal boxes lay strewn across the floor and the cries of my…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 3:33pm -
  • Where I’ll be Speaking in 2015

    Where I’ll be Speaking in 2015

    I’ve had a few people asking in the last few weeks where I’ll be speaking in 2015 – I can’t believe the end of the year is so close! I love speaking and am excited by some of the opportunities next year. I hope you’ll consider joining me bo…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 10:29pm -
  • How Bloggers Can Make The Best Use Of Their 24 Hours

    How Bloggers Can Make The Best Use Of Their 24 Hours

    This is a guest contribution from entrepreneur Charles Crawford. Whether your parents believe you or not, there are ways to make a living off of being a blogger. And with as many benefits that come with blogging, who wouldn’t want to at least check…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 3:22pm -
  • Did Your Blog Have a Tipping Point? Here’s How My 2 Blogs Grew

    Did Your Blog Have a Tipping Point? Here’s How My 2 Blogs Grew

    Time for another reader question from a recent member webinar on ProBlogger.com. Did you experience a “tipping point” in readership at some point or was it just steady growth? This is actually a question I often ask full time bloggers who I meet…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:13pm -
  • Blogging with Intention: Creating an Income from a Successful Blog with Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom

    Blogging with Intention: Creating an Income from a Successful Blog with Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom

    Crystal Paine is the founder of the amazingly successful MoneySavingMom.com, which sees 1.5 million visitors each month, and employs 13 full time staff. Born of a blog series that turned into an ebook, which then evolved into an e-course, Crystal rea…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 2:59pm -
  • Six Secrets to Six-Figure Product Launches with Jeff Goins

    Six Secrets to Six-Figure Product Launches with Jeff Goins

    NOTE: We are running a free webinar with Jeff over at ProBlogger.com in two days (November 19), where he will talk about the Four Keys to Building a Powerful Audience Online. Normally the full webinars are only available to paid members of the site,…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 3:53pm -
  • How to Master Visual Customer Service in the Social Age

    How to Master Visual Customer Service in the Social Age

    This is a guest contribution from Jennifer Landry. There’s a reason why the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” is still used today: 90 percent of information your brain absorbs is visual and you tend to retain 80 percent of what you…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 3:51pm -
  • How To Promote Your Blog With Content That Will Grow Your Traffic, Links, and Shares

    How To Promote Your Blog With Content That Will Grow Your Traffic, Links, and Shares

    This is a contribution from Gary Dek from StartABlog123.com. Starting a blog is easy. Step-by-step tutorials to creating a blog and one-click CMS installations have ballooned the number of online blogs to over 200 million. But creating a blog isn’t…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 3:26pm -
  • How to Make Your Blog Look Attractive in No Time

    How to Make Your Blog Look Attractive in No Time

    This is a guest contribution from Daniel Glickman of Emaze. Appearance matters. How your blog looks when visitors first visit has a powerful effect on their interpretation of the quality of your content. However, when designing your blog, it may be d…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 3:10pm -
  • Analytics for Content Marketers and Bloggers: What Do You Need to Track?

    Analytics for Content Marketers and Bloggers: What Do You Need to Track?

    This is a guest contribution from Rizvan Ullah of Ranktactics. The term “content marketing” refers to strategic marketing techniques where you create valuable and relevant content to attract a clearly defined audience. You’ll use this content…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Nov 14, 3:29pm -
  • 5 Ways to Grow Your Blog Without Relying on Google Traffic

    5 Ways to Grow Your Blog Without Relying on Google Traffic

    This is a guest contribution from Jerry Low. Google is a b*tch Like so many things on the web, the world of Google is constantly evolving – and while that flex can lead to good things, it also creates a volatile environment for bloggers and website…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 4:10pm -
  • Stop Reading, Start Doing. Now.

    Stop Reading, Start Doing. Now.

    I’m going to hazard a guess that you are here at ProBlogger.net because you want to know how to make a blog a success. With a successful blog, you can make some money, right? With the knowledge you glean from here and other places, you’re hoping…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 4:08pm -
  • Never Too Soon: Using Your Blog to Generate Sales During the Holiday Season

    Never Too Soon: Using Your Blog to Generate Sales During the Holiday Season

    Another holiday season is fast approaching, and that means websites are scrambling to ready killer campaigns (or have already launched them) that will generate North Pole-sized sales. For those fortunate enough to have a wealth of resources at their…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 4:52pm -
  • Effective Planning for Video Content

    Effective Planning for Video Content

    This is a guest contribution from Robert Benoit. Video production is a great way to engage and expand an audience, whether it is for a blog, website or business venture. Whether you’re an established blogger or simply trying to break into film prod…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Nov 14, 4:36pm -
  • 15 Quick and Easy Productivity Super-Hacks for Busy Bloggers

    15 Quick and Easy Productivity Super-Hacks for Busy Bloggers

    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Let’s face it. As a blogger, you have a knack to find just one more task that needs to be done. Now. Then there are times when you just don’t feel like doing that pesky little task – the more you…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 3:59pm -
  • Free Webinar: How to Start (or Reboot) Your Blog Right: 8 success factors that determine your blog’s future

    Free Webinar: How to Start (or Reboot) Your Blog Right: 8 success factors that determine your blog’s future

    UPDATE: this webinar is now finished. Check out other upcoming webinars at our Problogger Webinars page. This coming Tuesday/Wednesday (depending where you live) I’m running a free webinar with Chris Garrett. The time of the webinar is: Los Angeles…
    - 27 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 10:19am -
  • 3 Ways to Define What Your Blog Is About

    3 Ways to Define What Your Blog Is About

    What is your blog about? It’s a question all bloggers get asked from time to time. How do you answer it? It’s also a question I know many ProBlogger readers wrestle with – particularly when starting out. What is my niche? Do I even need a niche…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 3:19pm -
  • How Having a Strong Email List Can Land You Great Sponsorships

    How Having a Strong Email List Can Land You Great Sponsorships

    This is a guest contribution from email marketer Luke Guy. How exactly do sponsors determine a price for ads on a blog? What would you consider the “golden standard” as for measuring how much a brand is worth or the size? There are many ways to d…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 12:27am -
  • A Social Media Etiquette Guide You Might Find Useful

    A Social Media Etiquette Guide You Might Find Useful

    This is a guest contribution from Jennifer Landry. What do you think of when you hear the word etiquette? For most people, the term conjures up images of a relative telling them to chew with their mouth closed, or to take their elbows off the table.…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 4:14pm -

DO MORE WITH SOFTWARES

  • Fantastic Customer Review for MixPad and WavePad from NCH Software

    Fantastic Customer Review for MixPad and WavePad from NCH Software

    I've used a 360Systems ShortCut since 2000.  It finally had to be put to rest (IDE drives are very rare!)Initial exposure to MixPad, and, eventually WavePad told me these were what I needed.  At 71 years of age I regularly voice over for local and…
    - 97 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 5:19pm -
  • Verity Parental Control Software Featured on TopTenReviews.com

    Verity Parental Control Software Featured on TopTenReviews.com

    Responsible parents know they can’t personally monitor their children’s Internet use 24 hours a day, so they rely on parental control software to stop their kids from viewing inappropriate or dangerous things. Verity recently made TopTenReviews.…
    - 6 Aug 14, 5:11pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

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

  • F&D T-180BT Bluetooth Soundbar : Hands-On Review, Specs and Features

    F&D T-180BT Bluetooth Soundbar : Hands-On Review, Specs and Features

    When it comes to use speakers with TV or music system, people usually think about the usual 5.1 speakers. But now manufacturers are being creative and coming out with new shapes and size of speakers. Recently we had the opportunity to try the Fenda A…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 6:20am -
  • What is Naked DSL and How it is Beneficial than the ADSL?

    What is Naked DSL and How it is Beneficial than the ADSL?

    If you are reading this article right now then, it means that your computer, smartphone or tablet is connected to the Internet somehow and you should be having the idea about the terms like Broadband, DSL, ADSL etc. And the latest in this list is the…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:30am -
  • Nokia Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 : Hands-On Review, Specs and Features

    Nokia Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 : Hands-On Review, Specs and Features

    Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 are two of the most popular Nokia or Microsoft Lumia products right now. Thanks to the selfie loving generation and good hardware specs at a competitive price. We tried our hands on Nokia Lumia 735 for a week and now here is t…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 9:38am -
  • MoboGenie - The Best Android App Manager and Content Ecosystem

    MoboGenie - The Best Android App Manager and Content Ecosystem

    If you are an Android smartphone user then chances are high that you already know about the MoboGenie. It is one of the most popular Android Device Manager for PC using which you can backup your phone contacts, messages, apps, music, images, and vide…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 12:15pm -
  • How to Improve Your Smartphone Battery Life ( Interactive How-To Guide )

    How to Improve Your Smartphone Battery Life ( Interactive How-To Guide )

    Ever been cut off mid-conversation, mid-text or heaven forbid mid-Flappy Bird? Battery life is a ever-present problem for the fast majority of smartphone addicts at this point in time. However it appears the major phone manufacturers remain reluctant…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 11:02am -
  • Microsoft launches Microsoft Band - A Health and Fitness Band for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 8.1

    Microsoft launches Microsoft Band - A Health and Fitness Band for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 8.1

    Wearable devices are the latest rage in the gadget world and every major brand is coming out with some smartwathches, health and fitness band etc. The latest in this category is the Microsoft Band which Microsoft launched recently for the health and…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:24pm -
  • HOW TO : Delete All Twitter Tweets, ReTweets and Hashtags in One Click

    HOW TO : Delete All Twitter Tweets, ReTweets and Hashtags in One Click

    Twitter is one of the busiest social network with receiving thousands of tweets every second. If you are an active Twitter user you should be tweeting tens of tweets everyday for sure. I am having an average of 42 tweets per day on my Twitter account…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 11:55am -
  • How Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana Works Technically on Your Smartphone (Infographic)

    How Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana Works Technically on Your Smartphone (Infographic)

    What’s ASR? It stands for Automatic Speech Recognition, where computers “listen” to what you say and then respond as if you’re having a conversation. Describing it like that may make it sound like something out of science fiction, but ASR is…
    - 27 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 8:17am -
  • Nokia Lumia 930 : Hands-on Review, Specs and Features

    Nokia Lumia 930 : Hands-on Review, Specs and Features

    Nokia Lumia 930 is Nokia’s latest flagship device and it is the best Windows Phone device yet as well. It come as a complete package in terms of software and hardware to fight against the high end and best smartphones of other brands.I was trying…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 12:46pm -
  • New Apple iOS 8.1 Features and Bug Fixes You Need to Know

    New Apple iOS 8.1 Features and Bug Fixes You Need to Know

    We all know that when Apple rolled out the iOS 8 officially to iPhone and iPad users, it came with lots of bugs and people made lots of hue and cry about it. Apple then worked on the iOS 8.1 to fix all those bugs and bring some new features to the iO…
    - 32 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 4:54pm -
  • HOW TO : Find Which App is Consuming How Much Battery on iPhone and iPad

    HOW TO : Find Which App is Consuming How Much Battery on iPhone and iPad

    Our smartphone are getting better and smarter everyday. But one thing which we really wish is to have the more and more battery life. With all those full HD and quad-HD screens, power hungry processors. 4K video recording and games with amazing grap…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 11:44am -
  • List of Android Smartphone Receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

    List of Android Smartphone Receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

    One question which comes in every Android smartphone user’s mind whenever an Android updates comes out that “Whether and when my device will get the latest Android update?” And now when the Android 5.0 Lollipop is out officially along with the…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 1:26pm -
  • HOW TO : Stop Auto-Play Facebook Videos

    HOW TO : Stop Auto-Play Facebook Videos

    Facebook love to make changes and add or remove features for its website. Some of those features are welcomed and some are not. One of the feature Facebook recently included is of the auto-playing the videos on the timeline. This feature is enabled o…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 9:44am -
  • Google Nexus 9 Android 5.0 Lollipop Tablet - Full Specs and Features

    Google Nexus 9 Android 5.0 Lollipop Tablet - Full Specs and Features

    Google launched the Nexus 6 smartphone recently and at the very same event Google also announced a new Android tablet under the Nexus series, called Nexus 9 which will be produced by the Taiwanese company HTC. Nexus 9 will be the first ever tablet e…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 7:44pm -
  • Google launches Nexus 6, First Android Lollipop Smartphone - Full Specs and Features

    Google launches Nexus 6, First Android Lollipop Smartphone - Full Specs and Features

    Google announced a little while ago about the Nexus 6 smartphone which will be produced by the Motorola. Nexus 6 will be running on the Android 5.0 Lollipop and this phone will be the first one to carry this version of the Android. Android Lollipop…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 7:39pm -
  • Apple "Accidentally" Leaks Photos, Specs and Features of iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 on iTunes

    Apple "Accidentally" Leaks Photos, Specs and Features of iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 on iTunes

    Apple is having an old history of images and specs leaking of its upcoming products. Many people say that Apple does that intentionally to create hype for its upcoming products. And seems this remark is kind of true as Apple "accidentally" revealed t…
    - 39 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 7:50pm -
  • Watch Apple iPad Air 2 Launch Event Live Stream Online

    Watch Apple iPad Air 2 Launch Event Live Stream Online

    Apple launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus few weeks back. Since then Apple was being criticized for launching iPhone with a screen size of which they always make fun of. And then iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate thing happened which affected the sells of i…
    - 41 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 12:17pm -
  • Trail The Tail : A Nice Educative Wildlife Game for Kids

    Trail The Tail : A Nice Educative Wildlife Game for Kids

    There are lots of smartphone apps and games for the kids available on various app stores. Recently I came to know about a new app Trail The Tail by Thematica. They are expert in making apps for kids and Trail The Tail is their newest product. As you…
    - 51 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 7:17pm -
  • How to Stay Anonymous Online for Privacy and Security (Infographic)

    How to Stay Anonymous Online for Privacy and Security (Infographic)

    The internet’s resounding promise to democratize knowledge is beginning to ring a little hollow. Recent revelations have led to the World Wide Web seeming more like a trap that ensnare us, rather than a springboard to freedom. Increasingly it is th…
    - 52 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 7:40pm -
  • Download and Install the Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview

    Download and Install the Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview

    Microsoft recently announced the name of their next operating system as Windows 10 in a conference . There were rumors going on that the name of the upcoming Windows version will be either Windows TH or Windows 9 but Microsoft surprised everyone with…
    - 53 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 4:56pm -
  • HOW TO : Backup and Restore Files and Settings in Windows Phone 8.1

    HOW TO : Backup and Restore Files and Settings in Windows Phone 8.1

    For any smartphone user, the biggest disaster and nightmare comes in the form of data lost. You can lose your smartphone data in many way – while updating your device, factory resetting it, by accidently deleting a file and in the worst case when y…
    - 55 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 7:42am -
  • Top 10 Funniest iPhone 6 Plus #BendGate Jokes and Memes

    Top 10 Funniest iPhone 6 Plus #BendGate Jokes and Memes

    Whenever an iPhone is launched, it comes out with lots of controversies and issues. Earlier iPhones had the issues of weak signal, fast battery draining, scuffle and scratches, light leaks from the corner of the screen etc. All these issues gives iPh…
    - 59 days ago, 25 Sep 14, 8:55pm -
  • Top 10 Hidden Features of Apple iOS 8 You Should Know

    Top 10 Hidden Features of Apple iOS 8 You Should Know

    Apple iOS 8 is finally here and people are downloading it over their devices like iPhone and iPads. If you are going to buy the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus then, iOS8 will come preinstalled on it. Apple iOS 8 brings lots of new features to the iOS 8 a…
    - 60 days ago, 24 Sep 14, 12:38pm -
  • HOW TO : Turn Off the iMessage Read Receipts in iOS 8 on iPhone

    HOW TO : Turn Off the iMessage Read Receipts in iOS 8 on iPhone

    Read Receipts are a great feature and that is why, most of the IM services and even Facebook and Microsoft Outlook provides this amazing feature. It let you know when your message has been read by the recipients. But though you would love to know abo…
    - 61 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 2:10pm -
  • Gionee S5.5 : Hands-On Review

    Gionee S5.5 : Hands-On Review

    Gionee is slowly getting popularity in the world of Android smartphone, specially in India where lots of Chinese OEM are entering because of the potential market. Recently when Gionee launched S5.5, it created lots of waves as the device was claimed…
    - 61 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 7:09am -

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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