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 “…
    - 29 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…
    - 72 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

  • 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…
    - 55 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…
    - 59 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…
    - 73 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…
    - 74 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…
    - 85 days ago, 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…
    - 95 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 11:23pm -
  • SpeedyFox Review: Easily Boost Firefox, Chrome And More In One-Click

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

    SpeedyFox is a free portable software available for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The developers of SpeedyFox claims to boost performance of Firefox, Chrome, third-party web browsers built on them and more. SpeedyFox eliminates fragmentation a…
    - 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 -
  • Latest Firefox 30 Update Released, Features Faster Access To Social, Bookmark, History Using Sidebars

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

    Mozilla has released the latest update of Firefox web browser. Firefox 30 includes two new features (as listed below). Firefox should have updated itself if you have Mozilla Maintenance installed. You can manually trigger an update by opening the Abo…
    - 10 Jun 14, 10:30am -
  • Best Freeware File Compression Software For Windows

    Best Freeware File Compression Software For Windows

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

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

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

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

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

    Overview Of Upcoming Changes At My Technology Guide

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

  • Fascinating Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About The Walking Dead

    Fascinating Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About The Walking Dead

    In the spirit of Halloween (and the show being a few episodes into its latest season), let’s take a look at some of the numbers in The Walking Dead. The image below shows some interesting statistics such as how many walkers have met their demise at…
    - 10 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 2:30am -
  • What Is Your Favorite Geek Movie? [We Ask You]

    What Is Your Favorite Geek Movie? [We Ask You]

    With hundreds of films released every year, the number of movies for geeks is rising all the time. It helps that “geek” is an increasingly vague term assigned to anybody and everybody. This means cult movies, comic book movies, extreme horror mov…
    - 11 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 1:30am -
  • 6 Sane Online Resources For The Latest On Ebola And Other Outbreaks

    6 Sane Online Resources For The Latest On Ebola And Other Outbreaks

    Are you concerned about the recent Ebola outbreaks that are spreading across the globe? Do disease outbreaks in general cause you great alarm? Well, avoid the media entirely, and get the latest pandemic information from official sources. It seems to…
    - 19 hours ago, 29 Oct 14, 6:00pm -
  • Publish Your Book With Amazon’s Crowdsourced Kindle Scout Program

    Publish Your Book With Amazon’s Crowdsourced Kindle Scout Program

    Want to get your book finally published? Amazon, the e-commerce giant and maker of the Kindle, has launched a new program that marries the self-publishing industry with crowdsourced campaigns like those on Kickstarter. Say hello to Kindle Scout. What…
    - 19 hours ago, 29 Oct 14, 5:30pm -
  • 3 Examples of Amazing Science Fiction Tech That Became Reality

    3 Examples of Amazing Science Fiction Tech That Became Reality

    Science fiction is a genre that allows impressive creativity, but it’s often not the best source for prophecy about the future. Technology is difficult to predict, because it often develops in response to new needs or changing situations that are d…
    - 20 hours ago, 29 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • Why Taxing The Internet Is Stupid

    Why Taxing The Internet Is Stupid

    In this life, two things are certain. Death and taxes. But, there’s a new proposed tax from Hungary that’s surprising everyone. Internet traffic could soon to be taxed, with the additional cost of a gigabyte to set Hungarian Internet users back 1…
    - 21 hours ago, 29 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • 10 Useful OS X Yosemite Features You Might Have Missed

    10 Useful OS X Yosemite Features You Might Have Missed

    Ever since OS X Yosemite came out, everyone has been looking to see if they can find all of the hidden features not so widely reported by Timmy up on his stage.  So I decided to go a-hunting and see what I could find. After much hunting, here are th…
    - 21 hours ago, 29 Oct 14, 3:30pm -
  • 10 Spreadsheet Templates To Organize Your Home

    10 Spreadsheet Templates To Organize Your Home

    A happy home is an organized one. Do you struggle to keep on top of the cleaning, the shopping or your budget? Are you constantly forgetting to service your car, and do your kids know who to contact if there’s an accident? If the answer to those qu…
    - 22 hours ago, 29 Oct 14, 3:00pm -
  • Top 5 Android Games To Entertain Toddlers & Young Children

    Top 5 Android Games To Entertain Toddlers & Young Children

    Games for Android seem to be increasing in number, making the platform a perfect mobile gaming experience. But what about titles for younger users? Do they meet expectations? Educational, inspiring games for young children can prove extremely useful…
    - 23 hours ago, 29 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • Mad Catz Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 Review And Giveaway

    Mad Catz Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 Review And Giveaway

    Hey you! You want to fight? No, not with me in real life, I’m talking about fighting video games of course. If you love playing fighting games, you know how important a proper fight stick is to the experience. Today, we’re taking a look at the $…
    - 23 hours ago, 29 Oct 14, 1:30pm -
  • How To Install & Uninstall Windows Programs In Bulk

    How To Install & Uninstall Windows Programs In Bulk

    Installing and uninstalling programs can be easy and quick when it’s just a one-off, but what about when you need to perform this action in bulk? It can be a hassle and a time consuming process, so we’re going to teach you how to do it in a flash…
    - 24 hours ago, 29 Oct 14, 1:00pm -

CREATE YOUR NEXT CUSTOMER

  • Infographic: The Data Center Is Poised For A Wild Ride – Don’t Be Left Behind

    Infographic: The Data Center Is Poised For A Wild Ride – Don’t Be Left Behind

    Our latest infographic series results from the InformationWeek 2014 State of the Enterprise Data Center Survey. The infographic assesses the current state of data centers, explores data center resource constraints, and reviews efforts to monitor, man…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 6:42pm -
  • Research: 2014 State of the Enterprise Data Center Survey
    The data center is full of nonstop action. In the physical infrastructure, SDN is disrupting networking, flash is shaking up storage, and hypervisors have revolutionized how we buy servers. For managers, DevOps and Lean business models are changing a…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 5:07pm -
  • 3 Ways to Leverage Earned Media for Marketing

    3 Ways to Leverage Earned Media for Marketing

    Earned media mentions are the golden ring for many PR programs. News coverage garners attention, fuels social amplification, builds brand credibility and as it so happens, influences buyers. Here are three ways to leverage your earned media.
    - 14 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 10:49pm -

ONLINE TECH TIPS

  • 5 Free Disk Imaging/Cloning Utilities for Windows

    5 Free Disk Imaging/Cloning Utilities for Windows

    Creating a good backup of your computer system involves not only backing up all of your data, but also backing up all Windows and system files when they are in a working and stable state. When a hard drive crashes or the Windows operating system beco…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 14, 7:58am -
  • 7 Great Firefox about:config Tweaks

    7 Great Firefox about:config Tweaks

    After using Internet Explorer for many years, I have to say that I really wish I would have switched to Firefox a lot earlier than I did! Firefox is by far the most customizable browser out there with thousands of extensions and addons that you can d…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 7:48pm -
  • Recover, Crack and Hack Email Passwords for MS Outlook, Eudora, Thunderbird, etc

    Recover, Crack and Hack Email Passwords for MS Outlook, Eudora, Thunderbird, etc

    Recently I needed to recover a few passwords from email programs such as Outlook Express, MS Outlook, Eudora, etc. for some old user accounts. I ended up finding two free utilities that let you recover email passwords. Basically, the passwords are…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 6:58am -
  • How to Find Out Who Hosts a Web Site (Web Hosting Company)

    How to Find Out Who Hosts a Web Site (Web Hosting Company)

    Here’s a quick little tip for anyone looking for a simple way to find out who is hosting a particular website. Trying to figure out who hosts a web site can be an annoying task if you’re trying to go through the usual channels by searching a WHOI…
    - 10 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 12:10pm -
  • Download Entire Web Sites in Firefox using ScrapBook

    Download Entire Web Sites in Firefox using ScrapBook

    Need to save a webpage or website so that you can view it offline? Are you going to be offline for an extended period of time, but want to be able to browse through your favorite website? If you’re using Firefox, then there is one Firefox add-on th…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 3:32pm -
  • How to Detect Invisible Users on Yahoo Messenger

    How to Detect Invisible Users on Yahoo Messenger

    Are you looking for a quick way to detect whether one of your Yahoo Messenger buddies is ACTUALLY offline or just Invisible? Apparently lots of people would like to know how to detect whether someone is invisible or not! I only realized this because…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 4:44am -
  • How to View Folder Size in Explorer

    How to View Folder Size in Explorer

    Running out of disk space on your hard drive? Need to figure out which folders are taking up the most space? Previously, I had written about a useful program called TreeSize that you can use to quickly find the largest directories on a drive. Howeve…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 1:32pm -
  • How to Move or Transfer Email Accounts from One ISP to Another

    How to Move or Transfer Email Accounts from One ISP to Another

    Are you looking for a way to move your email account from Gmail to Outlook or Yahoo to Gmail? Outside of the major email providers, if you’re still stuck with your college email address or an email from your local ISP like Cox or BellSouth, switchi…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 8:33am -
  • How to Fix Internet Explorer has Encountered a Problem and Needs to Close

    How to Fix Internet Explorer has Encountered a Problem and Needs to Close

    Have you ever been browsing the Internet using IE happily until all of a sudden you get this horrid “Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close” error message, after which IE completely shuts down and you lose all of your tabs…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 5:30am -
  • How to Search for Text Inside Multiple PDF Files at Once

    How to Search for Text Inside Multiple PDF Files at Once

    PDF documents are probably the most commonly used set of documents in most offices today because of their ability to be locked from accidental changes or unauthorized modifications by users. However, it’s a lot easier to find something you’re lo…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 7:34am -
  • Alternative Method to Hide Files and Folders in Windows

    Alternative Method to Hide Files and Folders in Windows

    It seems like people just can’t get enough of the how-to guides on creating hidden folders or locked folders in Windows. I’ve already written two guides on how to hide a folder, one by using a very simple built-in feature of Windows and another…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 6:21am -
  • Best Free Alternative PDF Viewer to Adobe Reader

    Best Free Alternative PDF Viewer to Adobe Reader

    If you’re looking for a free alternative to Adobe Reader, one of the best options out there currently is Foxit PDF Reader. Other than being able to view a PDF file, the program has a huge number of features that pushes it far beyond Adobe Reader an…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 5:05am -
  • How to Capture Still Images from a Video or DVD

    How to Capture Still Images from a Video or DVD

    Watching a DVD movie on your computer or a video you downloaded from your camera and wish you could capture a particular frame as a still image? By default in Windows, the only options you might have are to use PrintScreen or to use the CTRL + I shor…
    - 15 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 8:14am -
  • How to Increase Windows Explorer Default Thumbnail Size for Pictures

    How to Increase Windows Explorer Default Thumbnail Size for Pictures

    Here’s something about Windows XP that really annoys me: why can’t you increase or decrease the size of thumbnails in Explorer like you can in Windows 7 and Windows 8? If you’re going to have thumbnails in the first place, is it that hard to p…
    - 16 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 10:54am -
  • 5 Ways to Crack or Reset a Forgotten Windows Password

    5 Ways to Crack or Reset a Forgotten Windows Password

    I recently helped a client recover his forgotten Windows password by using a couple of different tools. We eventually were able to reset the Administrator password to a blank password so that he could log into Windows. It was a fairly long and compl…
    - 17 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 4:34pm -

MAKE MONEY ONLINE

  • 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

    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: 5pm Tuesday 28th New York: 8pm Tuesday 28th London: 12am Wednesday 29th (sorry my UK friends!) Singapor…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 3:19pm -
  • 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.…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 4:14pm -
  • How You Can Make Your Writing Twice as Fast by Making It 3x More Time-Consuming; Wait, What?!

    How You Can Make Your Writing Twice as Fast by Making It 3x More Time-Consuming; Wait, What?!

    This is a guest contribution from Karol K. You can read the first post in this series “The Power of TK in Content Writing and How it Can Help You” here. Imagine yourself in the following scenario… It’s a normal Tuesday and you decide to write…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 4:01pm -
  • Stat-Driven Tips on How to Pitch to Big-Name Publishers in Your Niche

    Stat-Driven Tips on How to Pitch to Big-Name Publishers in Your Niche

    This is a guest contribution from Wil of Startup Bros. What’s the best way to pitch a content idea to the big players in your niche? What do today’s top publishers look for in a contribution? Many of today’s biggest influencers get hundreds of…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 4:42pm -
  • The Language of Selling – Are You Using It?

    The Language of Selling – Are You Using It?

      This is a guest contribution from Richard Akhmerov. Benefits, benefits, benefits. We’ve all heard that benefits sell, not features. Create needs, not wants. But this is all rehashed information. And no amount of reading will make you better at t…
    - 10 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 4:31pm -
  • Be a Better Blogger by Doing as Little as Possible

    Be a Better Blogger by Doing as Little as Possible

    When you make the decision to grow your blog and hopefully create an income from it, it can be so easy to fall into the trap of doing everything all at once in the name of getting as much exposure as you can. You’re blogging every day, you’re pro…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 4:22pm -
  • Top Five Things to Learn from the Greggs vs Google Twitter Debacle

    Top Five Things to Learn from the Greggs vs Google Twitter Debacle

    This is a guest contribution from Mark Potter. Greggs is the UK’s largest bakery chain, famed for its sausage rolls and steak bakes. They have always enjoyed a strong social media presence, winning a Digital Impact Award in 2013 for a ‘Sandwich M…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 4:47pm -
  • How Blogging In College Got Me My First Job

    How Blogging In College Got Me My First Job

    This is a guest contribution from PR specialist Caitlin Dodds. I remember sitting alone in the airport with three hours to kill before my flight to Madrid. Squirming on the hard plastic chairs at my boarding gate with my laptop perched on my knees, I…
    - 15 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 12:07am -
  • Your Blog as Part of an Overarching Business Strategy

    Your Blog as Part of an Overarching Business Strategy

    This is a guest contribution from Sabina Stoiciu. So you have a business blog (you DO have a blog for your business, yes?). Well it’s a great decision, and a decision that is growing in popularity. In a 2012 HubSpot study, 62% of respondents claim…
    - 16 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 12:05am -
  • How to Write Successful Emails (and Improve Open Rates)

    How to Write Successful Emails (and Improve Open Rates)

    This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. Email is the key to a strong online presence. Like a binder to a book, so is the email list to blog/website. If used incorrectly, email marketing can destroy your business or it can build it into an empire.…
    - 17 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 4:13pm -
  • Rebranding Your Blog: The Resources

    Rebranding Your Blog: The Resources

    Last week we had Jodi from Practising Simplicity talk us through the decision behind rebranding her six-year-old established blog. Many of you had questions about the technical details of moving a blog, so I’ve rounded up some resources to help. Yo…
    - 18 days ago, 12 Oct 14, 4:53pm -
  • The Power of “TK” in Content Writing (and How it Can Help You)

    The Power of “TK” in Content Writing (and How it Can Help You)

    Sometimes blogging is just slooooww… If you’ve ever been struggling (painfully) to write a couple of paragraphs that would make sense, only to find yourself with 400 words after two hours of effort then you know what I mean. … There can be many…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 3:28pm -
  • 5 Crucial Link Building Strategies After Google Panda 4.1

    5 Crucial Link Building Strategies After Google Panda 4.1

    This is a guest contribution from Rizvan Ullah. Many people have been affected by the chain of Google Panda updates which began to roll out in February 2011. With an influx of information readily available, it’s become more important to provide onl…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 5:09am -
  • Things Bloggers Should Know Before Using Google Adwords

    Things Bloggers Should Know Before Using Google Adwords

    This is a guest contribution from Jignesh Gohel. Google Adwords has been the most popular tool for online advertising. It is easy enough to set, optimize and start reaping the profits. However, a few know that it can be a highly relevant tool for bl…
    - 24 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 4:34pm -
  • How Much to Charge for Sponsored Content – is This a Question You’ve Ever Asked Yourself?

    How Much to Charge for Sponsored Content – is This a Question You’ve Ever Asked Yourself?

    For new (and even established bloggers) there’s a cloud of mystery in the Australian blogging industry around setting advertising rates. As the community manager for Blogger Connect, one question I get asked a lot is: “how many unique views do I…
    - 25 days ago, 5 Oct 14, 3:27pm -
  • How Our eBook Launches Have Evolved (after 235,000 eBook Sales)

    How Our eBook Launches Have Evolved (after 235,000 eBook Sales)

    This week on my main blog – Digital Photography School – we launched our 24th photographic eBook (a guide to post production of portrait images) and it got me thinking back about some of the changes in my blogging since I started back in 2002. Ov…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 3:17pm -
  • Using Visual Content to Increase Blog Engagement

    Using Visual Content to Increase Blog Engagement

    This is a guest contribution from Tom More of Slidely.com.  Visual content is your secret weapon to boosting blog engagement. The blog posts of today demand fresh, eye-catching content that can be read and shared easily, which makes videos, infograp…
    - 30 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 3:36pm -
  • Thinking of Rebranding Your Blog? Read This.

    Thinking of Rebranding Your Blog? Read This.

    Rebranding an established and successful business? Why would you do that? For some, the risk of changing the name of something people have grown to know and love is too big. For others, the risk of being boxed into something they no longer feel much…
    - 30 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 3:27pm -
  • It’s been 2 Years Since I’ve Seen A Blog Training Program This Good

    It’s been 2 Years Since I’ve Seen A Blog Training Program This Good

    It has been almost two years since I’ve found training for bloggers that I’ve considered good enough to promote as an affiliate. I’m very fussy with who and what I promote (because there is so much hype and dubious practice in this space) but t…
    - 31 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 1:14am -

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…
    - 73 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.…
    - 85 days ago, 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

  • 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 11 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…
    - 11 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 15 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…
    - 17 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 29 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…
    - 31 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…
    - 35 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…
    - 36 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…
    - 37 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…
    - 37 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 7:09am -
  • Facial Recognition : Who is Watching You Online and Why? (Infographic)

    Facial Recognition : Who is Watching You Online and Why? (Infographic)

    The swift development and increasing deployment of facial recognition software prompts the question are we heading towards a tech-driven utopia, or will future technology use our faces to monitor, control and limit our freedoms? One of the first t…
    - 38 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 4:09pm -
  • HOW TO : Set Up the Quiet Hours and Inner Circles on Windows Phone 8.1

    HOW TO : Set Up the Quiet Hours and Inner Circles on Windows Phone 8.1

    Few weeks back I have posted about how you can schedule to turn on the silent mode on your Android device automatically with the help of some useful smartphone apps. This is very useful feature as you can schedule your phone to be silent for a meetin…
    - 39 days ago, 21 Sep 14, 10:03pm -
  • HOW TO : Install Apps and Games Directly to SD Card in Windows Phone 8.1

    HOW TO : Install Apps and Games Directly to SD Card in Windows Phone 8.1

    SD card plays an important role in smartphone these days as it let us save our images, videos, audio files along with the smartphone apps and games. Yesterday I have posted the tutorial how you can move the apps and games to SD card in Windows Phone…
    - 41 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 11:58pm -
  • HOW TO : Move Apps and Games to SD Card in Windows Phone 8.1

    HOW TO : Move Apps and Games to SD Card in Windows Phone 8.1

    One of the best use of smartphone is to have some smart apps and amazing games on your device. But with the rise of the better phone screen display quality, better processors with more numbers of cores and more gigabytes of RAM, the smartphone apps a…
    - 41 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 3:21pm -
  • HOW TO : Quickly Turn Off Ringers and Silence the Windows Phone 8.1 Smartphone

    HOW TO : Quickly Turn Off Ringers and Silence the Windows Phone 8.1 Smartphone

    Windows Phone 8.1 was a major upgrade in terms of features and has brought lots of changes to the Windows Phone devices. Most of those changes are related to the user interfaces and to provide users a better experience. But since these changes are ne…
    - 42 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:28am -
  • HOW TO : Take Screenshot on Lumia 930, 830, 730, 630 or ANY Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 Device

    HOW TO : Take Screenshot on Lumia 930, 830, 730, 630 or ANY Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 Device

    When Windows Phone 8 was released, the one feature people really loved was the ability to take the screenshot of the Windows Phone 8 device. Before that, Windows Phone 7 users were not having the feature of taking screen captures.Taking screenshots…
    - 44 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 1:29pm -

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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