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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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The Four Necessary Pillars for SEO in 2014

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Christy Kunjumon, an inbound marketer at TechWyse with more than three years of experience. He primarily focuses on analytics, CRO, SMM, local SEO and link earning. You can follow him on Twitter @christykunjumon to get his latest insights.

2013 was an interesting year for SEO’s as there were number of algorithm updates from Google. Many thought SEO has breathed its last breath, but as we know SEO is never dead but alive and well and just… different!

For spammers and link networks, the year 2013 proved to be a game changer. Many link networks, article posting, exact match keywords and directory sites were penalized.

So what is there to expect in 2014? Here are some suggestions and predictions for SEO’s and companies who look forward to seeing what 2014 brings for SEO. Read More

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Where Do You Work Best?

Bloggers are generally work-at-home (or coffee shop, or wherever) people. It does not mean that we can’t work a desk job if we have to, and I am risking making the mistake of over generalizing here, but I do think that many people who make a living out of blogging have a proclivity for finding the most comfortable nook to work from.

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I’m the type who “needs” a comfortable corner on the sofa (Sheldon’s spot comes to mind), with lots of throw pillows to be adjusted depending on my position. Today, however, I tried working at the table because I cannot deny that sitting on a real chair and having the laptop on a table does help with focus.

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2014 Website Builders Round Up Review

Website building or website design has turned from a long tedious process with a designer and developer to now offering designers a new range of options and platforms to create their sites independently. There is a wide range of website builders to choose from, some free and some paid, which will enable you to create your own website no matter the degree of your tech knowledge. The best place to start is to identify your skill set, how many sites you plan to create and how creative you want to be. With the market open to a whole host of website creators from DIY basic template builders to professional online design studios catering to the creative professional, it’s important to look around and check out the options.

If you’re looking for a website builder for your projects this year, we’re here to help. We’ve taken a look at some website builders, and we’ve put together this quick guide to help you decide which one suits your needs best.

 

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