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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

Categories: General

BloggingPro Job Board Highlights (March 10-14)

Job board highlightsHow did your week go? Are you beating any serious deadlines today? Good luck!

Here are the job board highlights to end your week.

Content Creators and Bloggers Needed to Help Seed Community

Gaia Interactive (www.gaiaonline.com), an online game and avatar community with one of the largest forums in the world is looking for content creators and bloggers to help facilitate community engagement through creating quality content and sharing their work to their social networks. Any content goes, but the more followers you pull into the community, the more they’ll pay you.
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Categories: Jobs

Over 160,000 WordPress Sites Used as Zombies in DDoS Attacks

Are you running WordPress like us? Do you make it a point to update to the latest version as soon as it’s out? If not, then maybe you should.

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In a recent massive attack, more than 160,000 WordPress sites have been taken advantage of and used to launch “a large HTTP-based (layer 7) distributed flood attack against a target”. And, these were legit WordPress sites that were abused for the attack. So you could actually have been one of them! Read More

Categories: News

Snowden at SXSW: Encryption is “defense against the dark arts in the digital realm”

Snowden at SXSW: Encryption is ‘defense against the dark arts in the digital realm’ (via PBS News Hour)

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden spoke at the 2014 South by Southwest Interactive Festival Monday about what the tech community can do to address digital privacy and security concerns. Snowden addressed festival attendees via videoconference from…


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Top 5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Developer to Build Your Blog

A professionally designed and developed website is always best when launching your blog with the hope of captivating an audience and seriously making your mark in the blogosphere. A beautiful, user-friendly design can contribute significantly to the success or failure of your site as more readers are now keen and hungry for good quality design and content. If your blog lacks standard functional elements such as a seamless reading experience, facilitating easy communication and basic up-time you’ll quickly find your blogging efforts doomed.

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Hiring a professional developer may not always be the best option as I’m sure many are strapped for cash and doing it yourself may be the only option. Regardless, I recommend seriously considering hiring a pro with the experience and vision to walk you through and take care of the hard work. Read More

Categories: Blog Design

BloggingPro Job Board Highlights (March 3-7)

Job board highlightsHappy Friday, folks! Here are the job board highlights from this week’s listings. Good luck, and have a great weekend!

Personal Finance Writer

Alternative Media is looking for a talented personal finance writer who can write insightful and entertaining pieces about things like health insurance, budgeting, saving money, etc. This role would involve creating brand new articles, as well as rewriting / updating some of our existing articles.
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Categories: Jobs

Plugin Review: Pippity Popup

Let me get this straight from the get go: I am not a big fan of popups on web sites. I think they’re intrusive, especially if you can’t get rid of them without subscribing or responding to whatever call to action is presented.

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You’ll understand then, that when the idea of using a popup plugin for BloggingPro (and other Splashpress Media sites) were brought up, I was less than enthusiastic. Then again, I recognize the fact that many other big web sites are using popups – not to mention my belief in trying something at least once and seeing how it goes. Read More

Categories: WordPress Plugins

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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Categories: General

How To Implement A Responsive Web Design

Editor’s Note: Matt Lee is the Director of Marketing at Adhere Creative, an award-winning business to business inbound marketing agency. Matt plays the violin and takes pride in having played for Pope Benedict during his papacy. To see more of Matt’s work, visit www.adherecreative.com/blog

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The next time you head to the mall or airport, do some people watching to see what others are doing while shopping or waiting for flights. Of course, some are chatting, window shopping, or reading a magazine to pass the time. However, the majority of those you come across in a public place are busy with their cell phones or tablets. They’re scrolling through websites, posting updates on social media, and streaming video content. Studies have shown that traffic from smart devices has increased 125% since 2012, and there are many indications that the trend of accessing the internet through mobile devices will continue to boom.

However, you’ve probably noticed that using your smart phone to browse sites which are not optimized for mobile devices can be frustrating, if not downright exasperating. The fact is that many web pages are not mobile friendly, making operability a nightmare. When you think about how much business you could lose simply because visitors to your landing page are annoyed, you can see how adjustments are necessary. The simple answer is that you need to know how to implement responsive web design so that visitors aren’t turned away. Read More

Categories: Blogging: How To

Internet Censorship World Map


Internet Censorship World Map
Censorship is such a controversial concept, with opposing camps seemingly not willing to give an inch. When it comes to the Internet, censorship becomes an even more sensitive matter, what with social media giving every Jack and Jill a personal megaphone to magnify their every opinion. And, just like what that guy on TV said the other night, opinions are like a$$h—s – everyone has one. Read More

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