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

  • 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…
    - 31 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 -
  • Crowdsourcing a Travel Show: Zach Anner’s ‘Riding Shotgun’

    Crowdsourcing a Travel Show: Zach Anner’s ‘Riding Shotgun’

    Two years ago the Reddit community flexed its muscle and effectively hi jacked a contest by Oprah to select a host for a new travel show. A year later the winner, Zach Anner, saw his new found glory crumble as his show was unable to garner the same s…
    - 18 Jul 12, 7:53pm -

Technology Guide

  • 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…
    - 33 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…
    - 44 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…
    - 54 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…
    - 64 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 10:35pm -
  • How To Install iOS Update On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

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

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

    Download iOS 7.1.2 Update For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday is here for this month. In this month Microsoft is fixing 66 vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities affects Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. This month, vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer is making the headlines.…
    - 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 -
  • VirusTotal Uploader For OS X (Official Release)

    VirusTotal Uploader For OS X (Official Release)

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

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

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

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

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

  • There Are Two Kinds Of People In This World

    There Are Two Kinds Of People In This World

    Which kind are you? Are you the type of person who eats the filling and leaves the biscuit? Are you the kind who only looks at prices when at a fancy restaurant? Oh, and the ultimate question: iOS or Android? Commissioned by Zomato, a restaurant disc…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 2:30am -
  • How To Create Stunning Flowcharts With Microsoft Word

    How To Create Stunning Flowcharts With Microsoft Word

    If man were a logical beast, math would be the easiest subject and love wouldn’t exist. Thankfully, when it comes to logic, the right tools can help simplify any process. Flowcharts are among those visual thinking tools that go grossly ignored for…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 6:00pm -
  • MakeUseOf Technophilia Podcast Episode 131 – Better Than U2

    MakeUseOf Technophilia Podcast Episode 131 – Better Than U2

    Guess what? It’s time for a new episode of the Technophilia Podcast! Justin is missing this week, so it’s just Dave and James, which means you can expect plenty of nonsense. We talk about some tech news, and whole lot of video game nonsense, inc…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 5:30pm -
  • Vital Mobile Apps For The Android-Using Writer

    Vital Mobile Apps For The Android-Using Writer

    Writers! Do you use your Android device for creating new stories, planning projects, or blogging — or do you simply jot everything down in a notebook and write it up later? As a wordsmith, you are missing out on a massive productivity boost by not…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 5:00pm -
  • iOS 8 Is Here: 10 Reasons To Install It Right Away

    iOS 8 Is Here: 10 Reasons To Install It Right Away

    Apple issues an update to the software that powers its iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices once a year, and this year’s update is finally upon us in the form of iOS 8. You should routinely update your software and devices for security reasons abo…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 4:30pm -
  • Internet Safety For Your Kids: Enable Parental Control On Windows 8

    Internet Safety For Your Kids: Enable Parental Control On Windows 8

    The Internet opens up a world of possibilities and countless risks, especially for children. Windows 8 has a built in parental control facility called Family Safety. It allows the system administrator to monitor and control the activity of users on…
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 4:00pm -
  • Android One Launches In India With Three Phones Under $110

    Android One Launches In India With Three Phones Under $110

    In the developed world, almost everyone has a smartphone. In just a short amount of time, they have reached a level of near ubiquity. But what about the other five billion? Those who live in the far-east, or in the Indian subcontinent, or Sub-Saharan…
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 3:30pm -
  • Hypnotic Photos Of Dying Malls, And Where To Learn About Them

    Hypnotic Photos Of Dying Malls, And Where To Learn About Them

    All across the planet, shopping malls are being abandoned. Blame online shopping, blame the economy or blame gas prices – whatever the cause, there’s probably a dead mall near you. Naturally, the Internet has documented this phenomenon – and i…
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 3:00pm -
  • Bionic Humans: Exoskeleton Technology Is Redefining Limits

    Bionic Humans: Exoskeleton Technology Is Redefining Limits

    In Edge of Tomorrow, a critically acclaimed science fiction movie released this summer, soldiers fight aliens with powered exoskeletons that enhance their strength, speed and agility. On the silver screen, alongside explosions and otherworldly enemi…
    - 24 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 2:00pm -
  • 5 Interesting Smart Devices You’ll Probably Want In Your Home

    5 Interesting Smart Devices You’ll Probably Want In Your Home

    The world of smart home technology is growing rapidly — we’ve already profiled smart locks, smart lamps, and a variety of other smart home appliances. But these are all of the things that you’d expect from a smart home: appliances, electronics,…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • LG G3 Review and Giveaway

    LG G3 Review and Giveaway

    Most of us want more or less the same things out of a smartphone: It has to be fast; the screen has to be nice and crisp; the camera should be decent, and its software shouldn’t be terrible. That’s not too much to ask, is it? Then again, how can…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 14, 12:30pm -

CREATE YOUR NEXT CUSTOMER

  • Key Performance Indicators to Watch
    Panelists at the “Don’t Run Out of Gas! How to Fuel a Sustainable Content Marketing Strategy” session at Content Marketing World 2014 share the best ways for content marketers to determine if their efforts are successful.
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 7:56pm -
  • Why Content Needs To Be About The Audience, Not You
    I attended two sessions at CM World 2014 that left me with a newfound understanding of what it means to make content about the audience, not you. One presentation exemplified what that means - the other totally failed.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 4:47pm -
  • Looking Into The Future Of Content Marketing: Where Are You Headed?

    Looking Into The Future Of Content Marketing: Where Are You Headed?

    Being fairly new in the content marketing space, many of the presentations I attended this week at Content Marketing World 2014 really increased my understanding of how to build a solid content marketing strategy and implement a content marketing pla…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 8:21pm -
  • Executive Q & A: Engaging Tech Buyers from the Office to Events and Back
    Research Based Insight: Optimizing Your Integrated Marketing StrategySponsoring industry events can go a long way in helping achieve your marketing goals. Our experts at UBM Tech take a look at some of the best practices—and pitfalls—to obser…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 4:00pm -
  • Facebook Made Some Changes To The News Feed & You’ll Never Believe What Happened Next!

    Facebook Made Some Changes To The News Feed & You’ll Never Believe What Happened Next!

    Facebook has been weeding out of our newsfeeds some viral content of little authority or relevance. Learn about the end of click-baiting headlines and what your prospects really want from social content.
    - 8 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 12:36am -
  • The New Insurance & Technology Community
    Today, we launched the new Insurance & Technology — an interactive platform for insurance technology professionals to connect with peers, editors and industry experts. For our tech marketing partners, Insurance & Technology’s enhanced online offe…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 10:01pm -
  • How Do You Measure The Success Of Your Content?

    How Do You Measure The Success Of Your Content?

    Earlier this year, Contently surveyed over 300 marketers from both B2B and B2C companies and asked that very question. As expected, marketers are focused on quantitative results — from site traffic to social engagement to SQLs. But wait...more than…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 6:30pm -

ONLINE TECH TIPS

  • How to Move or Change the Location of My Documents Folder

    How to Move or Change the Location of My Documents Folder

    By default, the My Documents folder is located in Windows XP and Windows Vista is located on the same drive or partition as the operating system. This is fine for anyone who has only a single drive or a single partition on their computers, such as th…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Sep 14, 12:49am -
  • How to Fix Svchost.exe High CPU Usage

    How to Fix Svchost.exe High CPU Usage

    SVCHOST.EXE is one of those mysterious processes that constantly runs in Windows and is utterly essential, yet you never know exactly what it is doing. So what is SVCHOST.EXE? Identifying the actual services and programs that are running inside each…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 9:56pm -
  • How to Fix Window Media Player "Cannot Play This DVD" Error Message

    How to Fix Window Media Player "Cannot Play This DVD" Error Message

    Isn’t it great how even in our modern computer age with Windows 7 and Windows 8, you can still receive an error like “Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is problem with digital copy protection” when you’re trying to wat…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 8:42pm -
  • How to Find the Name or Title of a Song by Lyrics

    How to Find the Name or Title of a Song by Lyrics

    Heard a song on the radio recently and can’t remember the name of it? This happens to me all the time because even though I wait, half the time no one ever says which band played the song or the name of the song! Luckily, you can just search for ly…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 4:19am -
  • How to Create, Mount, and Burn ISO Image Files for Free

    How to Create, Mount, and Burn ISO Image Files for Free

    Most online tutorials that I have found describing the process of creating, burning, and mounting ISO image files are written separately or are only about doing one process, so this guide is going to describe some free software that you can use to cr…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 8:47pm -
  • How to Disable Settings, Services, and Programs in Windows 7/8.1

    How to Disable Settings, Services, and Programs in Windows 7/8.1

    Even though most people never change the settings on their computers, there are some situations where it’s very useful to be able to turn off or disable a certain program, service, or setting in Windows 7 or Windows 8. For example, over the last fe…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:43pm -
  • How to Automatically Remove Unwanted Pre-Installed Software from Your Computer

    How to Automatically Remove Unwanted Pre-Installed Software from Your Computer

    So you just bought a new computer and can’t wait to start using it right? So you fire up that bad boy eagerly awaiting the cool new features and instantaneous loading of programs with a single click of the mouse, but what do you get? Annoyingly and…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 2:42am -
  • How to Recover Accidentally Deleted Files

    How to Recover Accidentally Deleted Files

    If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably deleted something important on your computer that you need to recover ASAP! Hopefully, the files or folders that are now gone were deleted only a short while ago because the more data that gets writ…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 10:59pm -
  • Free Up Disk Space using TreeSize

    Free Up Disk Space using TreeSize

    Trying to figure out where all of your hard drive space has disappeared to is often quite a challenge in Windows with all of the hidden folders and temp directories! As an IT Professional, one tool that I use almost every other day is TreeSize, a sma…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 1:54am -
  • How to Split Your Laptop or PC Screen/Monitor in Windows

    How to Split Your Laptop or PC Screen/Monitor in Windows

    Here’s a quick how-to for anyone who wants to split their computer screen monitor into two so that they can view two applications side-by-side. I’ll also be talking about how you can split your screen across dual monitors and split your wallpaper…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 1:38am -
  • How to Insert a YouTube Video into a PowerPoint Presentation

    How to Insert a YouTube Video into a PowerPoint Presentation

    If you’re trying to get a YouTube video into your PowerPoint presentation, there are a couple of ways you can do it. The easiest method is to simply copy the embed code from the YouTube video and paste it into PowerPoint. However, that option requi…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 10:36pm -
  • How to Create Your Own Personalized Domain Email Address

    How to Create Your Own Personalized Domain Email Address

    Back in the day, AOL had a cool service that let you create a custom domain email address for free and you could use any domain name you wanted, even if it was already registered. I have no idea how it worked, but it was gone after a short while and…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 7:50pm -
  • How to Extract Audio from Video for Free

    How to Extract Audio from Video for Free

    One handy utility that everyone needs nowadays is a software program that can extract audio, sound, or background music from home movies, YouTube videos, or any other video file. In this article, I’m going to give step-by-step instructions on how t…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 4:49am -
  • How to Create a Hidden Network Share in Windows

    How to Create a Hidden Network Share in Windows

    If you have multiple computers on a network and want to share folders between them, you can add an extra bit of security by creating a hidden Windows share. This guide is fairly basic and assumes that you are in either a workgroup or domain Windows e…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 4:27am -
  • Rip an Audio CD to MP3 using Windows Media Player

    Rip an Audio CD to MP3 using Windows Media Player

    One common question I get from friends and co-workers is how to take a regular audio CD and convert the tracks into MP3 files. The days of carrying around a CD player are long gone, thanks to smartphones! However, why pay 99 cents on iTunes or the Go…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 2:29am -

MAKE MONEY ONLINE

  • Q&A: Your Social Media Strategy

    Q&A: Your Social Media Strategy

    There’s not much Darren hasn’t tried in the way of social media, and using it as a complement to his blog. In this webinar (available in full to ProBlogger.com members), he outlines his method for success, as well as answering your questions abou…
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 3:50pm -
  • Case Study: My Experiment with Starting a 2nd Facebook Page for My Blog

    Case Study: My Experiment with Starting a 2nd Facebook Page for My Blog

    Regular readers of ProBlogger would know that over the last 18 months, I’ve put a lot of effort into Facebook – particularly by building up the Digital Photography School Facebook page. I’ve worked hard in that time to grow both the reach and i…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 4:26pm -
  • Four Ways to Crush Your Email Challenge and Build the List

    Four Ways to Crush Your Email Challenge and Build the List

    This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. I support building your email list more than any other thing. It’s the building block to any platform-building. You should be collecting emails before you even build the blog or write the book. I Wish I d…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 6:24pm -
  • Creating and Selling Ebooks Webinar

    Creating and Selling Ebooks Webinar

    This webinar (available in full for ProBlogger.com members) features ProBlogger Marketing Ninja Shayne Tilley outlining the strategy for getting the best return on your efforts creating and selling eBooks. It covers: Sell Sheets: Do you need one? Wha…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 1:48am -
  • How to Craft a Blog that Attracts Customers and Converts Like Crazy

    How to Craft a Blog that Attracts Customers and Converts Like Crazy

    This is a guest contribution from entrepreneur Natalie Sisson. So, you want to turn your blog into an online business? Congratulations, so does every other person with wifi. Now, I don’t mean to to bust your buns right off the get go, but if I’m…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 4:54pm -
  • Hypnotic Writing | 5 Effective Strategies To Put Your Reader In A Trance.

    Hypnotic Writing | 5 Effective Strategies To Put Your Reader In A Trance.

    This is a guest contribution from Thai Nguyen of Wantrepreneur Journey. You are getting sleepy…very sleepy… That’s typically what comes to mind when you think of hypnosis—a stage show with some unfortunate soul doing the chicken-dance. Howeve…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 4:30pm -
  • The 5 Step Voyage of Creating Awesome Content

    The 5 Step Voyage of Creating Awesome Content

    This is a guest contribution from James Scherer. Do you struggle for content inspiration? Do you feel like every article you write is exactly like another you’ve already written or read? You’re falling victim to content stagnation, and it’s som…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Sep 14, 4:36pm -
  • Top 10 Web-Based Personal Project Management Tools

    Top 10 Web-Based Personal Project Management Tools

    This is a guest contribution. Every time we encounter the phrase “project management”, the very first thought you might have is that only businesses undertake projects for managing their needs. In reality, time-bound activities can be dealt as…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 4:43pm -
  • Are You Ignoring this Important SEO Strategy?

    Are You Ignoring this Important SEO Strategy?

    This is a guest contribution from Al Gomez. So, you have a new business – a new product to market. So now what’s next? Perhaps you are thinking about getting traffic, or how to have more visitors to your website? If so, then expect that your min…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:07pm -
  • Blogging for Business – Why it Works

    Blogging for Business – Why it Works

    This is a guest contribution from Maria Mincey. Based on study by HubSpot, the companies that run a business blog have 97% more inbound links. Now, that’s a statistic that should set rolling the blogging mills of enterprises – be them startups or…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 4:38pm -
  • Top 5 SEO Techniques That Will Hurt Your Business

    Top 5 SEO Techniques That Will Hurt Your Business

    This is a guest contribution by Greg Whelan of RankExperts. 5. Relying on Backlinks Alone The use of SEO has been on the rise for a long time, especially for people who venture in online business. However, while SEO is considered a core tool in enhan…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 4:35pm -
  • How to Create Massive Value Content & Blow Your Readers’ Minds

    How to Create Massive Value Content & Blow Your Readers’ Minds

    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Let’s face it. Your readers are selfish. The moment they land on your blog, they look for “what’s in it for me?”. And that’s not such a bad thing after all. Knowledge is power. Once you know…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 4:57pm -
  • How to Write Smart Content on Days You’re Feeling Dumb & Distracted

    How to Write Smart Content on Days You’re Feeling Dumb & Distracted

    This is a guest contribution from Pratik Dholakiya. It’s Wednesday morning, you barely slept last night, missed your morning coffee because you were running late, and are now sat in front of your computer staring at a blank Word file wondering wha…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 2:37pm -
  • How to Optimize Your Content for Authorship Success

    How to Optimize Your Content for Authorship Success

    This is a guest contribution from Jaclyn Freeman. Who are you? Don’t fret – this isn’t philosophy class and no, we’re not trying to steal your identity. One of the most important things you can do in 2014 as a content creator, is identify who…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Aug 14, 4:20pm -
  • 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips

    10 Vital WordPress Security Tips

    This is a guest contribution from John Philips. 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips Security should be of paramount concern to any blogger or website owner. It may seem like a tedious task, but it could protect your website from becoming a hacker’s pl…
    - 29 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 4:57pm -
  • How to Use Content Themes to Make Blogging a Snap

    How to Use Content Themes to Make Blogging a Snap

    This is a guest contribution from Sonja Jobson. This might sound familiar: you’re staring at a blank screen, panic slowly rising, headache setting in, mind blank. You’re due to publish a blog post but you have absolutely no idea what to write abo…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 4:48pm -
  • Why You Have a Better Chance of Landing a Guest Post Than You Think (and How to Do It)

    Why You Have a Better Chance of Landing a Guest Post Than You Think (and How to Do It)

    This is a guest contribution from writer Ali Luke. Do you ever think about guest posting but worry you’re not ready? You probably already know that guest posting is one of the most effective ways to build relationships in the blogging world, get wr…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 4:31pm -
  • Stop Writing for Free and Launch Your Own Profitable Blog

    Stop Writing for Free and Launch Your Own Profitable Blog

    You’ve spent countless hours crafting article after article. Your articles have generated thousands of page views. You feel pretty successful in terms of exposure, but large media companies are not knocking down your door to hire you. That paying g…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 4:21pm -
  • How to Make Friends and Influence People at the ProBlogger Event

    How to Make Friends and Influence People at the ProBlogger Event

    This is a guest contribution by blogger Johanna Castro. Day one of the ProBlogger conference dawns, and butterflies are probably winging around your stomach as if making a bid for freedom. For many of us this day has been eagerly anticipated for abou…
    - 32 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 4:17pm -
  • How to Build a Blog Worth Monetizing

    How to Build a Blog Worth Monetizing

    Earlier in the week I co-hosted the popular #BlogChat Twitter chat. The topic was ‘How to Build a Blog Worth Monetizing’ – a massive topic. The hour-long Twitter chat was one of the fastest moving Twitter chats I’ve been involved in (and the…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 4:41pm -

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…
    - 32 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.…
    - 44 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…
    - 70 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:25pm -
  • Great Review from MGMedia Networks
    - Michael Gardner, Los Angeles -"I want to thank all involved with NCH/Express Invoice for putting out this software which is easy to use, user friendly, and reasonably Priced. A couple years ago my Social Media business grew to a point where just…
    - 78 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 8:30pm -
  • HourGuard for Android Now Available

    HourGuard for Android Now Available

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

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

    NCH Software is continuing to develop valuable tools and software for the Business Productivity space. Express Project Management Software is NCH Software's newest addition to the already great assortment of business tools and utilities.Below is a qu…
    - 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…
    - 72 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 3:34pm -
  • How to Use Google+ Communities to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

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

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

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

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

    The Truth about 'Sharing is Caring' in Blogging

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

    5 Ridiculous Blogging Advices You *Must* Ignore

    Guest Post - Our host is Amy Brown, Amy uses her personal experience to list 5 Ridiculous Blogging Advices You *Must* Ignore. See How to Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog.The blogging realm is full of 'gurus': some are bonafide experts, oth…
    - 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 : 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…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:28am -
  • HOW TO : Take Screenshot on Windows Phone 8.1

    HOW TO : Take Screenshot on Windows Phone 8.1

    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…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 1:29pm -
  • Everything You Need to Know about Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iWatch (Infographic)

    Everything You Need to Know about Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iWatch (Infographic)

    Apple iPhone 6 is finally here with Apple's first phablet iPhone 6 Plus and also with Apple's first smartwatch iWatch. This is the first time when Apple tried to do something new as they came out with a bigger screen. Though people are criticizing Ap…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Sep 14, 7:54am -
  • How to Use Twitter Search Like a Pro

    How to Use Twitter Search Like a Pro

    If you are a Twitter user then, you should be knowing that Twitter is always full of noise, specially if you are following lots of people. Twitter receives thousands of tweets every second. So if you search about any keyword, hashtag, popular person…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 7:31pm -
  • Watch Apple iPhone 6 Launch Event Live Stream Online

    Watch Apple iPhone 6 Launch Event Live Stream Online

    So, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is launched officially now. Though it is pretty improved with respect to the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4 does not offer much other than the better hardware specs. Looking at the rumors attached to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4,…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 6:07am -
  • L12S OLED Smartwatch : Hands-On Review

    L12S OLED Smartwatch : Hands-On Review

    Smartwatches are very popular these days in the world of gadgets. Recently I have received the L12S Smartwatch for the review purpose. After trying my hands on it for few days, now I am sharing the full detailed review of it with you covering all of…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Sep 14, 8:28am -
  • What Features People Want in iPhone 6 (Infographic)

    What Features People Want in iPhone 6 (Infographic)

    It seems the whole world is waiting for the release of the new Apple iPhone 6 or at least the Apple fanboys and the gadget lovers. Apple is known to have a great fan following and they buy every iPhone coming out of the Apple belt doesn't matter how…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 2:31am -
  • HOW TO : Backup and Download Orkut Data, Scraps and Images on Your Computer

    HOW TO : Backup and Download Orkut Data, Scraps and Images on Your Computer

    Orkut was once the most popular social networking site, specially in India and Brazil. Google ruled the social networking world for many years with the help of Orkut. Slowly the Facebook started getting popularity, thanks to the hyped attached to it.…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 4:31pm -
  • Watch Samsung Galaxy Note 4 'Unpacked 2014 Episode 2' Launch Event Live Stream Online

    Watch Samsung Galaxy Note 4 'Unpacked 2014 Episode 2' Launch Event Live Stream Online

    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 is live now... Watch the event live on the below embedded live stream channels <!-- Geeky Stuff - Responsive -->(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Samsung is going to launch the…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Aug 14, 12:55pm -
  • What Do People Do with their Smartphone in the Bathroom (Infographic)

    What Do People Do with their Smartphone in the Bathroom (Infographic)

    In this modern age, it seems like no one has time to spare. People work long hours and are increasingly expected to be reachable at any moment; so it comes as no surprise that we are constantly connected to our devices. If it isn’t work, we’re po…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 9:04pm -
  • Wickedleak launches Wammy Note 3 with Octa-core Processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP Cam and Dual SIM

    Wickedleak launches Wammy Note 3 with Octa-core Processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP Cam and Dual SIM

    These days smaller brands are what ruling the smartphone market with their nice specs, at least on paper, and competitive price. Wickedleak has just launched the Wammy Note 3 which is a 5.2 inch phablet running on latest Android 4.4 KitKat and a 1.7…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 12:34pm -
  • HOW TO : Hide Your Facebook Friends List

    HOW TO : Hide Your Facebook Friends List

    Facebook is the most popular social networking site and it is also the most criticized when it comes to user privacy settings. Facebook keeps changing the privacy settings frequently and making it harder and confusing for the users to get the exact p…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 1:07pm -
  • Sades SA-708 Gaming Headphones : Hands-On Review

    Sades SA-708 Gaming Headphones : Hands-On Review

    If you are a gamer then, you should be knowing that how important it is to have gaming gadgets like gaming mouse, gaming headphones etc. A good quality gaming headset is necessary to enjoy a game fully and perform well in it.Earlier I have publishe…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 5:32pm -
  • Sony launches Cyber-shot DSC-KW11 19.2MP Selfie Camera

    Sony launches Cyber-shot DSC-KW11 19.2MP Selfie Camera

    Sony’s secret mystery product which looks like a perfume bottle and recently appeared is now unveiled officially. As it was being speculated, this is Sony’s Cyber-Shot selfie camera. The product name is Cyber-shot DSC-KW11 instead of something fa…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Aug 14, 9:56am -
  • Alcatel One Touch launches Hero, Idol X, Idol S and Idol Mini in India

    Alcatel One Touch launches Hero, Idol X, Idol S and Idol Mini in India

    Alcatel is slowly increasing its market worldwide and launching some high end phones. Alcatel One Touch has launched the a series of three One Touch Idol phones and One Touch Hero phablet in India recently in a media event.The Idol series of smartp…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Aug 14, 9:50am -
  • Watch Emmy Awards 2014 Live Stream Online Free

    Watch Emmy Awards 2014 Live Stream Online Free

    Next few days are going to be a super entertaining one as two of the major entertainment from the world of music and TV are coming to you. MTV Video Music Awards 2014 are scheduled to be held on 24th August and the very next day, on 25th August, 66th…
    - 29 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:37pm -
  • HOW TO : Get the TrueCaller Premium Subscription for Free

    HOW TO : Get the TrueCaller Premium Subscription for Free

    Getting phone calls from unknown numbers is a big annoying thing, specially if it is from telemarketers etc. Truecaller is one of the most popular app in the world which let you see who is calling on your phone. It also let you block unwanted phone c…
    - 29 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 8:30am -
  • Maxx Mobile launches MX200 with 5,200 mAh Battery, Dual-SIM, Camera at Rs. 1,848 : Full Features and Specs

    Maxx Mobile launches MX200 with 5,200 mAh Battery, Dual-SIM, Camera at Rs. 1,848 : Full Features and Specs

    One of the thing about which smartphone lovers always make hue and cry is the battery performance of the devices. With the rise in the amazing screen, power hungry processor and HD games, we are never satisfied with the battery backup of our smartpho…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 11:42am -
  • Watch MTV VMA 2014 Live Stream Online Free

    Watch MTV VMA 2014 Live Stream Online Free

    MTV VIdeo Music Awards are back. The MTV Video Music Awards 2014 are scheduled to be held on August 24th and the venue of the event is going to be The Forum in Inglewood, California. This is going to be the 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards and ther…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 9:01pm -
  • Complete Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specs, Features and Price Leaked by Online Retailer

    Complete Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specs, Features and Price Leaked by Online Retailer

    Just few days before we have posted the leaked images of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and its retail box showing the design and hardware specs and features of Samsung Galaxy Note 4. And now an Indonesian online retailer Erafone has listed the Samsung Galaxy…
    - 35 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 8:35pm -
  • HOW TO : Enable Zoom-In Feature in Instagram iPhone App

    HOW TO : Enable Zoom-In Feature in Instagram iPhone App

    Instagram is one of the most popular smartphone app. People use it heavily to share pictures and small video clips. Though Instagram provides lots of nice filters and effects, there are certainly few things which are very annoying about the Instagram…
    - 36 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 4:01pm -
  • Samsung Officially Unveils the Galaxy Alpha : Full Specs and Features

    Samsung Officially Unveils the Galaxy Alpha : Full Specs and Features

    After lots of leaked images of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Alpha showing it’s design, hardware features and specifications, Samsung officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. As we were seeing in all the leaked images of Galaxy Alp…
    - 36 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 9:17am -
  • HOW TO : Find Fake Facebook Profiles Connected with Your Account

    HOW TO : Find Fake Facebook Profiles Connected with Your Account

    Fake accounts is one of the biggest problem on the Internet, specially on social media. People use fake accounts for various purpose like to stalk their friends, to send emails as unidentified sender, to increase the number of follower count on socia…
    - 37 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 12:06pm -
  • OPPO launches N1 Mini in India with 13MP Rotating Camera, Quad-Core Processor and 2GB RAM

    OPPO launches N1 Mini in India with 13MP Rotating Camera, Quad-Core Processor and 2GB RAM

    Lots of Chinese smartphone brands are slowly getting popularity in the international gadget market. Since India is a great market for any kind of product, specially the gadgets, Chinese smartphones brands are entering into India and doing pretty well…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 8:43pm -
  • Apple iPhone 6 Features and Hardware Specs ( Leaked Images )

    Apple iPhone 6 Features and Hardware Specs ( Leaked Images )

    This is the season of leaked images and specs of the upcoming smartphone. The leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and its retail box are already available on the Internet to give the idea of the design and hardware features of the device. T…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 12:39pm -

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 -

Social Media Marketing for Businesses

  • One thing to do now to protect your personal information online
    You need secure, unique passwords in order to keep your stuff safe. The F-Secure Key tool helps to easily manage all of your passwords.The post One thing to do now to protect your personal information online appeared first on leaderswest.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 6:23pm -
  • Email Blacklists: Remedies to stay miles away!
    This post discusses email blacklisting, the implications of being blacklisted, and its effect on your email marketing campaignsThe post Email Blacklists: Remedies to stay miles away! appeared first on leaderswest.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 1:53pm -
  • Facebook: Best Bang For Your Small Business Buck
    A new study concludes that Facebook has more active membership and user frequency than other social networks.The post Facebook: Best Bang For Your Small Business Buck appeared first on leaderswest.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Sep 14, 10:51am -
  • Six ways you can do social media like MacGruber
    If fictional SNL character MacGruber were a social media marketer, he would offer these insights about social utilization.The post Six ways you can do social media like MacGruber appeared first on leaderswest.
    - 6 days ago, 13 Sep 14, 1:43pm -
  • How SMART goals can help you achieve more focused results
    Greta Boris discusses how SMART goal planning helps people to accomplish bigger goals, and how this technique can be applied to goal setting for anything that we wish to accomplish.The post How SMART goals can help you achieve more focused results ap…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 12:08pm -
  • It will take well over 3000 years for the entire world to learn to twerk (according to this infographic)
    Infographics may have officially jumped the shark, but in thousands of years we will all have a good laugh about them.The post It will take well over 3000 years for the entire world to learn to twerk (according to this infographic) appeared first on…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 10:30pm -
  • How to Write More Content with Time Chunking
    Time chunking is a productivity method where people group "like" tasks to make them go faster. It can be especially helpful for writers.The post How to Write More Content with Time Chunking appeared first on leaderswest.
    - 9 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 4:00pm -
  • The one productivity app that you should be using right now
    Productivity app IQTell merges all of your email accounts and calendars with Evernote and GTD-specific features in the cloud.The post The one productivity app that you should be using right now appeared first on leaderswest.
    - 10 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 1:53pm -
  • How customer experience (CX) mapping helps to revitalize your marketing strategy.
    Experience mapping is mapping the experiences that customers encounter while interacting with any of the company’s touch points.The post How customer experience (CX) mapping helps to revitalize your marketing strategy. appeared first on leaderswest…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:36am -
  • Life Isn’t Fair and Other Important Life Lessons in Adages
    Adages are simple, clear and are immediately understood in the context of any situation. As well as clichéd and trite. These are a few of the best.The post Life Isn’t Fair and Other Important Life Lessons in Adages appeared first on leaderswest.
    - 22 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:01pm -