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How to Make YouTube Tutorial Videos Part of your Blogging Success

Any blogger worth his salt either already has his own Youtube channel or is working his way into harnessing the benefits of online video. Though creating short educational videos on YouTube won’t turn anyone into an overnight viral sensation, such tutorial videos can easily help any blog gain traction.

If you’re very spot on with the topic of your blogging niche, you can easily end up with a massive amount of followers since educational videos are useful to just about anyone. In particular, users with short attention spans as online videos provide the perfect platform for users to learn something on the fly.

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Maximize Your Instagram Experience With Insta-WP

The pop culture phenom called Instagram was brought for $1 billion by Facebook. I’m not surprised, everyone I know who has an iPhone or Android phone has Instagram on it!


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Flickr is for more than just photos

You’re probably familiar with the popular photo sharing site, Flickr, which allows users to post and tag photos and share these photos with friends. While you may already use Flickr to manage your personal photos, you might not have realized that the site also offers many exciting options for your business, including features that let you construct slide shows, tell stories, communicate with customers and plan trips. Flickr isn’t just for photos anymore. Read More

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Analytics for Dummies: BrandYourself.com

Have you just started to create a presence on the World Wide Web? Or have you been online for some time, but are currently trying to increase your site’s page rank and organic traffic? Designing and building an eye-catching website is the easy part; getting potential clients and customers to find you and your business, while essential, can be much more challenging. One issue may be that you do show up on search engines, but below some of your competitors. This can hurt your business tremendously, so staying on top of this type of data is vital.

BrandYourself.com takes the guesswork out of determining how your site ranks and how easy it is to find online. It uses a simplified set of analytics tools to help you determine your online prominence and traffic. BrandYourself’s tools help you tweak your business as necessary to boost its online prominence without having to first wade through excessively complex analytics data. Read More

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15 Resources to Find Amazing Pictures for Your Blog

If content is king, then photos are queens. Don’t leave your blog looking empty by not including relevant photos in your blog posts. Photos add depth to your blog, and provide a visual stimulus to keep reading – especially if you pepper your post with a variety of photos when it makes sense. However, finding these photos is sometimes pretty difficult. Fortunately, there are some good options still available to just about anyone.

1) iStockphoto – This website will sell you stock photography, illustrations, video, audio, and even flash. You don’t have to stick with just photos, but if you need them, this place has them. All photos are royalty-free, and are what you would expect from a stock photo website. Yes, there are cheesy pictures of guys and gals that look way too happy to be in photos. However, there are also some very good candid shots that look natural and inviting. Read More

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Pinterest: The New Social Network on Everybody’s Lips

Listed in Time Magazine’s “50 Best Websites of 2011” Pinterest is the new social photo sharing website on everyone’s lips. But how can this new social platform help to increase your business?

Although it might look like just a pin board-styled site it is said to have more referral traffic than both Google+ and Linked in combined. Plus with over 10 million registered users already, you can see why many businesses including larger brands such as Gap and Blockbusters are using Pinterest to drive traffic to both their online and physical stores. Read More

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True Facebook Personalization with Insta-Cover

Facebook recently introduced a massive change for its members’ personal profiles through Facebook Timeline. According to Facebook, Timeline allows people to tell their “life story” in a more streamlined, easy to read manner by allowing users to highlight certain memorable posts and share their musings, photos and the various events in their lives to their friends.

Probably the most conspicuous addition to Facebook Timeline is the Cover, that huge space at the top of your personal profile where you can put a photo. Facebook says that you can put an image that best represents you as a person. This means that it is a place that you can personalize to your heart’s content. Read More

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10 Helpful WordPress Cheatsheets

WordPress has become one of the most popular blogging platforms ever released onto the web. Even the most obtuse, computer-illiterate user can create a genuinely professional looking blog that can gain followers over time and provide you with a great place to share posts. From adding media to SEO, it makes it all much simpler than it was before. Read More

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The Top 5 Best IPhone Apps for Bloggers

In general, I would say that most bloggers are technologically savvy. They usually love social media, love trying new plugins and designs for the blog, and of course love their smartphones. I know that I can see my emails and Facebook messages with the click of a button, I can let everyone know where I am through my Foursquare , and I get tweets in the form of a text message so I know exactly what someone is mentioning me through Twitter, and I can do all of this on my smartphone. Needless to say, it goes everywhere with me.

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How to Add the Pinterest Pin It Button To Your WordPress Blog

Pinterest is all the rage these days. People just love pinning up pictures and graphics like there is no tomorrow. If you have a WordPress blog, then you can add the Pin It button to your blog pretty quickly. Here is what you need to do:

Copy and paste the following code right before the closing </body> tag in your theme file footer.php:

<script type="text/javascript">
(function() {
window.PinMe = window.PinIt || { loaded:false };
if (window.PinMe.loaded) return;
window.PinMe.loaded = true;
function async_load(){
var s = document.createElement("script");
s.type = "text/javascript";
s.async = true;
s.src = "http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js";
var x = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];
x.parentNode.insertBefore(s, x);
}
if (window.attachEvent)
window.attachEvent("onload", async_load);
else
window.addEventListener("load", async_load, false);
})();
</script>

Pin It Button

Once you have done that, make sure you update the footer.php file, or reupload it if you are editing the footer.php file any other way. Read More

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