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Local SEO: Does Your Business Really Need It?

Even if you know all about SEO, you may still be unfamiliar with local SEO. Many business owners are mystified by what exactly this is, which is a shame because they could be missing out on a lot of business.

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If you have a business with a physical location where you rely on local customers visiting you (such as a restaurant or shop), local SEO could play an important role in your marketing strategy. Read More

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media Sites

Obviously, social media is an important and effective way to promote your blog and/or business. However, it is important to use these resources to your benefit, rather than your detriment. You spend enough time working on your blog to keep it fresh and full of new and useful posts, so you want your promotional efforts to have an impact, without requiring an unreasonable time commitment.

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Here are some tips to help you get the most out of social media, while also side-stepping the inherent hazards associated with various platforms: Read More

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Are You an Annoying Person on Social Media?

It’s rather easy to be annoying – both online and offline. As they say, “haters gonna hate”, and whether you are truly being annoying or people just don’t get you, there will always be those who think you are an annoying person.

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When it comes to social media, though, it is hard to deny that there are common characteristics that highlight an annoying person. Whether your answer to the title is yes or no, you might want to take a look at the following questions and figure out if you are an annoying person on social media. You never know – after all, you do not want to be that person, which can only be detrimental.

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Beyond Google: 5 Social Media Strategies for 2014

Social media strategiesIt doesn’t take an expert to see that Google search no longer has the same reach that it had just a few years ago. Sure, Google still controls more than two-thirds of American search, but it isn’t the only platform by where people connect online. Thanks to social media, your customers may be just as likely to find you on Facebook or some other sites as they are using Google search. Here are five social media strategies (websites) for 2014 that every company should consider.

Facebook – What are you using Facebook for? Hopefully, your business has its own page there, perhaps multiple pages for different and distinct products that you sell. Facebook can no longer be ignored: there are more than 1 billion global users engaged. Use it post new information about your company, to elicit feedback from your customers, and make special promotional pitches. Encourage people to “like” your pages and to reshare your information. Read More

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Malware and Viruses: How Infected Are We?

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The other day, I had a very confusing day, thanks to my laptop going nuts on me. I thought for sure that I got infected by a virus or some malware. No matter what search I did on Google, I always got redirected to search results for “biometrics”.

It didn’t stop there. When creating a new post, the title field and time stamp kept reverting to specific data. It.drove.me.nuts.

And I panicked. I immediately downloaded Avast for Mac and did a full system scan, but everything was clean. Read More

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Inky Deals Offers New Colossal Bundle with $10,063 Worth of Top-Quality Resources

Designers are always on the lookout for resources and tools that can make their work easier, not to mention inspire them to take their designs to new levels. When it comes to finding inspiration and tools, there’s no better place to be than in a community of like minded people.

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That’s where Inky Deals comes into the picture. Technically a deals web site for designers, Inky Deals has become one of the go to sites for many a designer. With a community encompassing more than 300,000 design enthusiasts, the site offers a host of premium resources at prices anyone can afford. From web designers to graphic designers, Inky Deals has made quite a lot of people happy with their offers. Read More

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Use Music Blogs to Promote Your Music

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Your band rocks. Everyone gets along, and the music really clicks when you jam together. Your drummers no longer spontaneously combust at practice. You’ve recorded a few tracks to promote the band. Maybe you’ve even uploaded your best audio files to a slick music site. So why is no one listening? Why is your band still languishing on the open seas of musical obscurity? Read More

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Search Engine Optimisation: The Shift To Engaging Content

It used to be that there was only one thing that you needed for effective search engine optimisation: keywords. As long as you had keywords all over your site pages, you would draw in all of the traffic that you needed.

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This led to some “black hat” tactics for search engine optimisation that were not really fair for a worldwide marketplace, such as web designers who would put in blocks of keywords as the background images on their sites, turning the text and the background to the same colour. It looked like a blank page to a reader, but it drew in the search engines, and that was all they really needed.

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How Using a VPN Service Makes a Blogger’s Life Better

A blogger has so many tools at his disposal, that sometimes, instead of being an advantage, the fact becomes a hindrance. From productivity apps to to-do lists to calendars to newsreaders – there comes a point when one just simply shakes his head at all the choices.

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Then there are other tools such as VPN services, mobile Internet providers, mobile Wi-Fi hubs, tablets, and the list goes on and on.

We’re zeroing in on VPN services in this post for one simple reason: privacy. Read More

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Webydo’s 50K Designer Community is Leading The Way in Code-Free Website Creation, See Why

It’s a good time for web designers, with more potential clients looking for excellent work for fees that are more competitive as compared to agencies. Wherever you are in the world, you can vie for work as long as you have the skill, talent, and dedication to your work.

These are fun times for web designers, although we can’t totally overlook the fact that there are also downsides, one of them being the headache that coding sometimes brings. You may have the best design in mind, but coding a website can be a whole different story. This is where we would like to introduce you to the leading professional online design studio Webydo.

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While you can expend time and effort learning the ins and outs of coding to make sure you keep that competitive edge, there are other things you can turn to so that you can focus on the essence of your business: design. Read More

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