Common Tech Questions, iOS7 Battery Life, SEO Optimized Images, Best Posting Times

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tech questions

  1. 10 Common Tech Questions (and Their High Tech Explanations)
    Covers such topics as healthy laptop battery life, viruses & your online privacy. Take a look & hopefully the answers to some of your common questions are there.
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  2. 11 Tips to Keep iOS 7 From Destroying Your Battery Life
    Disclaimer: I have not yet updated to iOS 7, but from what I understand this has been a big problem for many that have. Hopefully these tips can help.
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  3. How to Add SEO Optimized Images to WordPress 3.6.1 Blog Posts and Pages
    You’ve spent time on your page SEO, but what about your images? This tutorial will help you get those optimized as well.
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  4. The Best [And Worst] Times To Post On Social Media
    It’s probably one of the most common questions in regard to social media – when should I post? It’s all about what’s right for you, but it doesn’t hurt to get some stats to get you started.
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  5. Why You Should Avoid Using a Gmail Address for Your Website
    So good info. on why you should avoid this. It doesn’t mean you can’t use Gmail to get all your email, just not to use it as the address in the WordPress admin.
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Create Your Navigation Menus in WordPress, Guide to Developing Apps, WordPress Tips And Tricks

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Best Links of the Day: Sept. 26, 2013

It’s going to be a short list today because I got caught up in spreadsheet import issues for an e-commerce site. Hopefully, I will get the full 5 in tomorrow!

  1. How To Create Your Navigation Menus in WordPress
    WordPress has an amazing menu feature that lets you easily create menus that can be used throughout your site. This tutorial walks you through how to set them up & different ways you can use them.
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  3. A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Developing Apps (iPhone, Android, and Windows)
    We’ve all heard the stories about the kids that have created apps & made small fortunes. Well, maybe you’ve harbored a secret desire to create one yourself. This article will get you started!
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  4. Powerful WordPress Tips And Tricks
    Maybe you are feeling like getting your hands dirty & learning how to play with functions in WordPress, well this is a collection of useful snippets you might want to try.
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Cloud Convert, Facebook Image Posts, Learn Photoshop, Mobile E-commerce Conversion, Cart Abandonment

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Best Links of the Day: Sept. 25, 2013

Some days the links lean toward social media, some days toward WordPress, but today they seemed to be about E-commerce (well, 2 at least).
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  1. Cloud Convert
    As their tagline says, convert anything to anything – how’s that for a handy tool! According to the site, it works for mobile phones as well. I love that you can send it right to your Dropbox as well.
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  2. How I Increased Facebook Reach and Engagement by 200-300% This Week
    A really nice walk through of some of the image posts he did to engage his Facebook fans, complete with the actual stats on how they performed.
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  3. 8 Websites That Will Turn You into a Photoshop Guru
    A nice list of sites for beginners & intermediates that offer tutorials to help you learn different things in Photoshop.
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  4. 12 Surefire Ways To Increase Conversions On Mobile Devices
    E-commerce sites face a lot of stumbling blocks in their conversion to mobile. This article gives you ways to improve the user experience & increase conversions.
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  5. Nine Case Studies And Infographics On Cart Abandonment And Email Retargeting
    Shopping cart abandonment is huge on e-commerce sites. This article discusses some stats on cart abandonment as well as some techniques that have been used to get those shoppers back.
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Crop Image Within WordPress, Improve Email Deliverability, Facebook Post Reach, Market Google+, iOS7 Tips

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Best Links of the Day: Sept. 23, 2013

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  1. How to Crop an Image Inside of WordPress
    There are some things you can do from within WordPress to help your images look their best. This tutorial walks you through how to crop an image.
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  2. Seven Tips to Improve Your Email Deliverability
    Email is still a huge way to reach your customers/clients, but we can all use improvement on how to get more results from the ones we send.
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  3. 8 Ways to Get More Reach for your Facebook Page Updates
    It’s important for any business to have a Facebook page, but we don’t get the reach we would like. This article explains how it’s not just about putting out a great post.
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  4. How to Market Your Content on Google Plus
    I know, I know, not Google+ again. Nobody besides the diehards are using it. Well, it keeps getting a lot of press about its influence on search engine ranking, and more big businesses are starting to utilize it, so I want to give it equal time with the other networks.
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  5. The Complete Guide To Ios 7 (Roundup)
    I haven’t updated myself yet, and I know I had an article of some tips the day iOS7 came out, but this is a round up of all the new features.
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iOS7 Tips, Guide to WordPress SEO, 100 Marketing Ideas, Auto Expire Widgets

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iOS7

  1. 11 Brilliant iOS 7 Tips and Tricks
    A new iPhone OS is here, so what does that mean? Time to relearn how things work. Here are some tips to help you master iOS7.
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  2. A Detailed Guide on Setting up the WordPress SEO Plugin
    Wow, this is a great guide to the Yoast SEO plugin. I know so many people that have this installed, but don’t use it because they don’t know where to start.
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  3. 100 Inspiring Ideas To Market Your Business
    Sure, you’ve probably heard most of these before, but even if there are one or two you haven’t heard before, or ones that you did actually ever get to, than this article is worth the time to read.
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  4. 6 Ways to Use Embedded Tweets to Help Your Business
    First an overview of how to embed a tweet, than great ways to use them.
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  5. How To Set Auto Expire Widgets In WordPress?
    Well this is a handy plugin to know about. Need to display a message only for a week, a day? Beware though, the plugin looks to be brand new, so backup first, or test it on a site that isn’t live.
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Why Businesses Fail, eCommerce SEO Mistakes, Prevent Credit Card Fraud, eCommerce WordPress Guide

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  1. Five Reasons 8 Out Of 10 Businesses Fail
    Why do so many entrepreneurs fail at their new business? Forbes is going to give you 5 reasons why. But fear not, they are offering up solutions as well.
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  2. Six Common eCommerce SEO Mistakes
    You see these mistakes all the time. Now you can see why these things are so important for your overall SEO.
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  3. 10 Tips for Preventing Online Credit Card Fraud
    A very important factor if you run an online business. This article gives tips on how to stop & spot fraud.
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  4. WPLift Guide to WordPress eCommerce – Free Plugins, Add-Ons & Advice
    A pretty comprehensive list, although the current cart I am leaning toward isn’t on it. Covers the carts themselves as well as add-ons.
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  5. 20 Brand New Words Just Added to the Dictionary
    This one is just for fun. It’s been a long day, and I can’t hunt for quality links anymore today. I can’t really say that knowing ‘twerk’ is now officially a word is a good thing..
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Typefaces Influence, Resume Tip – No PDF, Functions.php, 200 Ranking Factors, Categories & Tags

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  1. How Typeface Influences The Way We Read And Think
    Very interesting read on how type may effect how things are perceived & why some of us put so much thought into which ones we use.
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  2. Resume Tip Tuesday: Why You Should Not Use a PDF
    Looking for a job? Have you thought about sending your resume as a PDF, maybe to keep all formatting in tact? This article explains why that might not be such a good idea.
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  3. Beginning With WordPress: Customising Our Site’s Functionality Using functions.php
    I nice tutorial that helps you get started using the the functions.php file. The example they do is for adding Google Analytics.
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  4. 200 Ranking Factors That Google Uses
    Sometimes all this SEO stuff can get overwhelming, especially when Google seems to change things quite often. Well, hopefully this infographic will help. I know pretty pictures always help me!
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  5. WordPress 101 Video Training Part 4: Using Categories and Tags
    A great tutorial to get you started using categories & tags in your WordPress site.
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How Your Store Can Beat The Big Boys, Copyright Laws, YouTube Local SEO, Facebook Contests, Sales Tax

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Best Links of the Day: Sept. 9, 2013

  1. How Your Brick and Mortar Store Can Beat Zappos at Its Own Game
    It ain’t easy for the mom & pops anymore, seems like the big guys are taking over everything. But, don’t give up yet! Here are some tips on how you can compete.
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  3. 10 Copyright Laws Every Graphic Designer Should Be Aware Of
    I think this is good for everyone to understand, since there still seems to be so much confusion on copyright.
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  4. 10 Tips For Using YouTube To Kill At Local SEO
    Some useful tips on using your videos for local seo, since fewer businesses are utilizing it for that.
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  5. New Facebook Contest and Promotion Rules: What You Need to Know
    Facebook made some changes recently to their contest rules to make things easier. This will walk you through what’s new & how to make it work for you.
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  6. Understanding Sales Tax for Small Business
    Most people get a bit confused on sales tax. This article explains how it works & how to determine sales tax for online purchases.
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Better Product Photos, Social Most Important SEO Factor, WordPress Broken Links, Topsy

Better Product Photos

Best Links of the Day: September 4, 2013

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  1. 6 Resources For Taking Better Product Photos
    If we have ever worked together, you know how important I think photos are to an ecommerce websites success. This article has some resources to help you improve yours.
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  3. Social Now Is the Most Important Search Ranking Factor
    Based on Search Metrics latest study, 7 of the top 8 factors associated with top search engine ranking are of a social nature.
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  4. Chrome App Launcher Comes to the Mac, Runs Chrome Apps from Your Dock
    Although it has been available for Windows for a while, now you can open Chrome apps from your Mac right from the dock.
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  5. Fixing WordPress Broken Links On Images And Pages
    Sometimes broken links are out of our control, and sometimes they can happen after a site move. This article walks you through how to find them & fix them.
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  6. Topsy, Twitter’s Google, Now Searches Every Tweet Ever Sent
    Have you ever wanted to search Twitter, maybe for a job search or any topic for that matter. Well, with Topsy, you can.
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Ecommerce Marketing Stats, Marketing & Facebook’s New Layout, Yelp & Purchases, Responsive Email Design

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Best Links of the Day: September 3, 2013

Wow, I didn’t do a list Friday or Monday – it feels like forever! But don’t fret, it’s back!
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  1. 16 Tweetable Stats on the State of eCommerce Marketing
    Data collected from the first half of 2013 from over 200 merchant websites.
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  2. Amazon’s Giving You Discounted Digital Copies of Physical Books You Own
    Similar to what Amazon introduced a few months back for music, soon will apply to books. Maybe there’s a book you bought a hard copy of, but you don’t want to lug it on that trip to Belize.
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  3. What Facebook’s New Layout Means For Marketers
    There are quite a few changes that are being rolled out as how posts will appears to users. This article explains how those changes will affect how & what you post.
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  4. Yelp Affects 93% Of Researched Purchases, Increases Revenue For Small Businesses, Study Finds
    I’ll admit, I don’t give much thought to Yelp, but even I know it has gained in popularity lately & is becoming an important factor in overall social media. Certainly, based on these numbers, it shouldn’t be ignored.
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  5. A Closer Look at Responsive Email Design
    With more and more people reading their emails from their phones, it’s important to understand how your emails are being viewed & how you can benefit from a responsive approach.
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