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Copybyte

is a copyright and plagiarism consulting firm that specializes in helping small, independent content creators get the most from their work. We provide content tracking, copyright enforcement, licensing and other advisement services.

At CopyByte, our focus is not merely on removing every unlicensed copy of a work but finding ways to use the realities of the Web to work for content creators, including encouraging legitimate reuse and harnessing the power of their Web for good, rather than fighting against it blindly.

In addition to the above services, CopyByte provides plagiarism analysis, content analysis, expert witness testimony and other services to help with litigation and legal matters.

However, CopyByte is not a law firm and should not be taken as legal advice. Instead, we work with a variety of technology and legal partners to provide a our services and help develop practical strategies that can work on the Web.

New clients receive one free hour of consultation simply by scheduling an appointment and times are usually available within a few days.

So, if you’re interested in seeing how how you can get the most out of your work and your effort, schedule an appointment with CopyByte today. We will be happy to see how we can help.

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Landing Page Fixes to Improve Conversions

An interesting list of seven fixes to improve conversions of landing pages.

The entry written by Tim Ash of SiteTuners.com looks at the amount of text, affinity, anxiety and even ‘keep your promises’. A must read for anyone looking to improve the conversion rates of their landing pages and sales.

You should be very clear about your desired conversion action (whether it is a sale, download, form-fill, or simply a click-through to another page). All other clickable links or choices on the page should be eliminated or visually de-emphasized.

Read the entire entry at mThink.

Categories: Blogging Tips, Linking
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Blogging Pitfalls: Avoiding Duplicate Content Purgatory

Copy ButtonWhen you hit “publish” on a new post, how many copies of that post exist on your site? How about on the Web?

The truth is that there is no way to know exactly how many copies of your post you create because every theme and every site are different in this area. However, depending on your setup, you can create more than a dozen copies of the work on your site and that can create a serious headache both for yourself and for the search engines.

Duplicate content may not be the extreme danger it once was but it is a lurking problem for bloggers and other webmasters alike. However, it isn’t a simple one to stop, especially considering that the issue isn’t limited to what is going on with your site but can be amplified by the actions of others sites, including those you don’t control.

It’s worth taking a moment, if you haven’t already, to understand duplicate content, how it works and, most importantly, how to avoid it. Read More

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Keeping It Real Online: Degrees of Blogging

Let’s see. You’ve got your following started, you’re blogging on a regular basis, and everything is going well…until it isn’t. Maybe real life intrudes and you find you don’t have the energy to keep up with the original pace you set. Or maybe you find yourself losing interest in your own blog. Or worst of all, your following stops growing. Sigh. What are you to do?

Whatever you do, don’t pull the plug. Drastic thinking may kick in during the holiday season, when you are pulled in a dozen directions at once. But don’t give up and don’t lose hope. There are ways you can keep it real online, degrees of blogging success that you can use to make sure that your blog stays fresh and relevant, so your following continues to grow, and most importantly, so that you continue to enjoy your own creation.

Offer Content That’s Valuable

Let’s start by looking at the content you post. You need to give your readers something of value to take away with them once they finish your article. What are you giving that’s of lasting value to your readers? If your audience knows that you always offer them something of value, they will continue to come back for more. It’s an ongoing attraction, because they want to see what you’ve got today and every day. Read More

Categories: Blogging Tips, Interesting
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154 Free Monochrome Developer Icons

WPZoom released a free set of icons for designers and developers. The icons are designed by David Ferreira and available in .PNG, .AI and .PSD format. The icon set features most common icons, also social media buttons, and is rather complete for most uses. A preview of the set posted below.

The set can be downloaded for free at WPZoom.

Categories: Blog Design, Linking
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Retrieve Your Twitter Followers Number Without API Issues

In this WPShout entry Angela Giese provides the code to use and retrieve the number of your Twitter followers without being hit by the Twitter API restrictions, which popular bloggers can suffer from. This work around is mainly aimed at popular sites not using the Twitter widget.

Once you have added the code to your functions.php you can easily implement the number of Twitter followers anywhere in your theme or design.

Read the tutorial, completely with copiable code, at WPShout.

Categories: Linking, WordPress Tips, WordPress Tutorials
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Why WordPress Bloggers Need A Tumblr Account

I know what you’re thinking: “Why would I need a Tumblr blog when I’m already using the greatest web platform known to geek-kind?”

While I won’t dispute your blog or convince you to embrace Tumblr as your primary platform, refusing to create a complimentary Tumblr blog could cost you in the future (literally).

Despite the fact that WordPress will be embracing many Tumblr like features in the future, here are 3 reasons why you should seriously consider opening a Tumblr blog to compliment your WordPress wonder. Read More

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Blog Tip: Write Like You’re Someone Else

Have you ever pretended to be someone else? I don’t mean on Halloween, I’m talking about the other 364 days of the year. If the answer is yes, you’re either a weirdo or a criminal…

No! Perhaps you are just a perfectly “normal” blogger struggling for content ideas. Because when you are stuck, sometimes there’s no better way to slip free than to pretend you are someone else.

When I am behind the 8-ball on ideas, I slip on another outfit…another perspective…another person! That’s right, on occasion, I’m a 100lb. vegan woman writing in a pink dress. Read More

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Headline Splitter WordPress Plugin

We just created a new plugin for WordPress that we thought you would like:

This plug-in allows you to enter an alternate headline for every post on your blog. The headlines are then randomly alternated on your website until a certain number of “headline views” has been reached. At that point, a “winning” headline (as determined by the number of people that have clicked on each headline to date) is determined and that headline is shown going forward.

And it’s free!

Please check it out! We would love your feedback/a great review.

View the plugin on WordPress Extend or read the announcement post.

Categories: Linking, WordPress Plugins
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Blogging Events: Are They Worth Attending?

If you’ve been working on your blog for awhile (or simply reading a lot of other blogs), then you have no doubt heard about blogging events. These conferences are held fairly often and all over the globe and while some are generic, many cater to certain types (or categories) of blogs. For example, there are conventions for food blogs, travel blogs, activist blogs, and even for people who blog about events (like blog conventions, for example). In short, no matter what your content, there is likely a gathering of like-minded people somewhere in the world focused on your topic of choice. Or at least there’s something general that you could attend to get an idea of what they’re all about. Unfortunately, most have some kind of fee to attend (along with the money you’ll spend for travel and lodging). So what makes a blogging event worth attending in the first place? Read More

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