- 10 Visually-Appealing Business WordPress Themes by @albertcostill
For over a decade WordPress has proven to be one of the most popular and reliable platforms for blogging. But did you know WordPress can also be used for constructing professional websites for the corporate world? Because WordPress is such a powerful content management system, it comes as no surprise that businesses and CMS websites have turned to WordPress as a way to showcase their products and services. But, can you utilize any WordPress theme to promote your business online? While you could any of the many WordPress themes available, it is quite easy to find a theme specifically designed with […]
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- 5 Fantastic WordPress Plugins to Make Your Site Mobile Responsive by @hirenponkia
WordPress takes center stage as one of the most manageable, accessible, and easy to use CMS solutions. It can become the front for a corporate website, a blog, a magazine, or turn into an e-commerce store. With tons of themes, extensive support, and useful plugins, it’s hard to beat WordPress’s appeal. According to Tom Ewer, who wrote a post about statistics about WordPress usage on ManageWP blog, more than 48 percent of Technorati’s Top 100 blogs and over 74.6 million sites total (and growing) are managed with WordPress. Plus, there are more than 29,000 WordPress Plugins published already, with many more in […]
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- LinkedIn Experiments With Location-Based Features To Connect Nearby Professionals by @mattsouthern
VentureBeat reports that LinkedIn is experimenting with location-based features similar to those offered Foursquare. This information comes courtesy of LinkedIn designers Mauroof Ahmed and Moses Ting and first reported by VentureBeat. LinkedIn’s latest experiment comes at a time when the company is actively trying to boost engagement amongst its users. LinkedIn has made other comparable moves lately, including the introduction of redesigned Web profiles, and the launch of LinkedIn’s new Connected app. Ahmed and Ting tell VentureBeat that LinkedIn may extend the “signals” in its Connected app with updates like location alerts, moving beyond generic professional alerts, like job anniversaries. […]
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- Google Glass: Segway for Your Face? by @albertcostill
Do you remember when the Segway was first released way back in 2001? It generated a lot of buzz from heavyweights like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, the media, and the general public. And why not? It is an easy to operate two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered electric vehicle. In short, it was an achievement inventor Dean Kamen declared “will be to the car what the car was to the horse and buggy” in an interview with Time. However, there were obviously concerns over the public’s safety, along with the $3,000 plus price tag. Which doomed the Segway in the end. Some municipalities have banned […]
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- 5 Data-Driven Ways to Get Your Facebook Post Seen by Your Audience
If you’ve been struggling with Facebook lately for your brand page, don’t think you’re alone. Between changes to the layout of brand pages, News Feed algorithm adjustments, and countless other tweaks and changes, marketers are constantly on their toes anticipating what’s coming next. A current issue that many are facing is the decline of a post’s organic reach. Marketers have had their organic reach cut by more than half with their Page’s published posts. This change is caused by a deeper underlying issue—the competition to get seen on a fan’s News Feed is higher than ever. At any given point a user logs into the Facebook platform, there […]
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- How to Do Link Building at Offline Events by @linkbuildingjon
As link builders, we can get a bit “stuck in our ways”. Sometimes we focus too much on the technical aspects of building links and forget that link building should be a creative endeavor. By allowing ourselves to be creative we begin to realize there are numerous way to build links through a multitude of channels. One such channel is offline, in the “real” world. Although links exist online, it doesn’t mean we can’t utilize offline strategies to build links. One of the best ways to build links offline is through events, and there are a number of ways to do this. […]
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- Twitter Is Making Direct Messaging More Private And User Friendly by @mattsouthern
Twitter announced on Friday that changes are coming to their direct messages are sent and stored across the network. Twitter’s support account made the announcement via a Tweet that emphasized the upgrade would make deleting DMs more consistent: Over the next few weeks, we're rolling out an update that makes deleting DMs more consistent across web and mobile. http://t.co/VNtDXzwuvp — Twitter Support (@Support) July 18, 2014 This may not sound like a major updates, but it actually solves a huge problem with Twitter’s mobile app. Previously, when users deleted a direct message on the iOS or Android app, the messages would […]
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- Save Facebook Posts, Read Them Later: New Feature Announced by @mattsouthern
Today, Facebook announced the addition of a new feature that will allow users to save items found while browsing Facebook for later viewing. Every day, people find all sorts of interesting items on Facebook that they don’t have time to explore right away. Now you can save items that you find on Facebook to check out later when you have more time. With this new update you will be able to save items like links, places, movies, TV and music. All items saved are private, unless you indicate that you want to share them with friends. To save individual posts, […]
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- 88% of Organizations Are Undergoing a ‘Digital Transformation,’ According to Study by Brian Solis of Altimeter Group by @wonderwall7
A new report, The State of Digital Transformation, released today by Brian Solis of Altimeter Group, discusses the phenomenon of “digital transformation” and what it means to the online business and marketing industry. Among its findings, the report stated 88 percent of individuals participating in the survey claimed their organization was undergoing a digital transformation. While Altimeter Group found that the term “digital transformation” meant something different to each company, here’s their official definition: To focus our initial research, we defined digital transformation as a movement under a customer-centric lens: The realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more […]
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- Finding Your Brand’s Unique Selling Point: An Interview with Jason Acidre aka Kaiser the Sage by @AkiLiboon
Last June 21, Search Engine Journal’s Philippine team was privileged to attend SEO Summit 2014. In relation to this, we had the opportunity to interview one of the event’s speakers, Xight Interactive CEO and Co-founder Jason Acidre, aka Kaiser the Sage. You’re a trusted authority in SEO, especially in link building. My question is: Out of the many facets of online marketing, why did you choose to focus on link building? Link building isn’t the most complex part of SEO, but it surely is the most challenging one, especially at the time when I started doing SEO, which was also […]
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