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Productive Tips - How to not drown in your emails

Productive Tips - How to not drown in your emails | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Between alerts from Facebook, newsletters and reply-all email chains, your inbox quickly becomes a daunting pit of quicksand.
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Handy Tips to figure out how to make your life more efficient and productive.

There is no quick fix,  It's time to tame your inbox. + 5 services (free and paid) that could help you..

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5 Things to Remember When Launching a WordPress Website

5 Things to Remember When Launching a WordPress Website | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
So, you've just launched your new WordPress powered website, you chose a theme, added some plugins and content, but, are you forgetting anything?
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Sometimes we’re in such a hurry to get things up and running that we forget some small (but nonetheless important) details.

 

Here are 5 things you’ll want to make sure are taken care of:

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Family makes up to $10,000 a month making Disney cover videos

Family makes up to $10,000 a month making Disney cover videos | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Anna in a scene from Disney's 'Frozen' (right) and nine-year-old Mia Bagley (left) in her cover of 'Do You Want To Build A Snowman?'. Photo: Disney/Working With Lemons YouTube
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One family in Utah, United States has cashed in on the film's success making up to $10,000 a month from their covers of Frozen songs.

It all started when 22-year-old Robbie Bagley was watching Frozen and realised that his little sister Mia Bagley, 9, closely resembled Princess Anna from the film.

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Winter Holidays Best Time to schedule/post your Social Media

Winter Holidays Best Time to schedule/post your Social Media | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Here's what we found to be the best times to post on social media during the winter holidays.
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The best/peak times to post on #socialmedia during the winter holidays.

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That copyright notice people are sharing on Facebook is (still) useless

That copyright notice people are sharing on Facebook is (still) useless | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A viral post doing the rounds says it will shore up your copyright if you post it. But does it work?
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So does posting these kinds of notices enhance Australian Facebook users' protection?  The short answer is no. It's nonsense. Copyright experts have dismissed the meme as legal mumbo jumbo, not worth the effort of clicking and sharing it – not in Australia, not anywhere. 

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European VAT: 10 Things Online Sellers Need To Know About Taxes On Digital Goods And Services

European VAT: 10 Things Online Sellers Need To Know About Taxes On Digital Goods And Services | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
 A simplified VAT filing option will be available to all sellers of digital goods and services in 2015. 
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As of January 1, 2015, there will be significant changes to the European VAT rules on sales of digital goods and services to retail consumers in Europe.  These changes increase the VAT compliance burdens on all sellers, wherever those sellers are located. Here is a list of 10 things US suppliers need to know about collecting the VAT due on digital goods and services sold into the EU consumer market.

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SEO Versus New SEO: What You Need to Know - #infographic

SEO Versus New SEO: What You Need to Know - #infographic | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

The search marketing world is constantly evolving. What used to work few years back, doesn't work anymore.

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This infographic looks at the old and the new in SEO and explains how you need to adjust your SEO strategy today. | via digitalinformationworld

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Adobe's got Photoshop running in Chrome

Adobe's got Photoshop running in Chrome | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Adobe has been actively working with Google to solve. The two companies have been working together for almost two years to bring Photoshop to the browser, and they finally have a working version called Photoshop Streaming that they're letting educational institutions apply to test over the next six months.

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Is music important at work?

Is music important at work? | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Research has uncovered a fascinating truth about the tunes we hear while we toil.
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In 2011, the University of Sheffield embarked on research to discover the ways in which music influences office workers. What they found was that music lifts people’s moods and helps them to psychologically escape from activities they don’t enjoy. Music also boosts creativity and inspiration.

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The Definitive Guide To The Top 9 Pinterest Analytics Tools

The Definitive Guide To The Top 9 Pinterest Analytics Tools | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Many still hold the opinion that Pinterest only attracts a limited audience. Rest assured its demographic has grown substantially in the past few years. With 70+ million users – mostly young and af…
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handy guide to help you select the right Pinterest analytics tool.
Read more at business2community

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13 Best Chrome Extensions for Marketers

13 Best Chrome Extensions for Marketers | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

for marketers or self employed artist, freelancer who do their own marketing and promotions..

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13 best Chrome extensions for marketers. There are some to help save you time, some to help save you headaches and a few to just help make your day-to-day life a bit more fun. via TailWind blog

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The Ultimate Guide to Cutting Stuff Out in Photoshop

The Ultimate Guide to Cutting Stuff Out in Photoshop | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
No matter what you’re working on, you can be sure that almost every project will require an image to be removed from its background!
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from spoongraphics : Sometimes you just need to quickly remove something from its background with no questions asked. If the final result doesn’t have to be pixel perfect there’s a range of Photoshop tools that offer you quick and easy clipping solutions.
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Tutorial: Learn The Art of Astrophotography

Tutorial: Learn The Art of Astrophotography | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
get Mark’s expert tips on astrophotography, everything from camera settings to gear to post-processing!
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Want to master capturing an awesome meteor shower, or the next Supermoon, or the milky way galaxy across the night sky? Award-winning photographer, visual effects artist, and Adventure.com‘s new photojournalist Mark Gee will show you how. Based in New Zealand, he is the 2013 winner of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year award.

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How to Create and Manage the Perfect Facebook Page for Your Business

How to Create and Manage the Perfect Facebook Page for Your Business | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
test what works for your individual business and brand, and make changes as you learn.
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Bufferapp/Social (blog) says : We’ve experimented a lot with various Facebook marketing tips over the past several months, and we’ve enjoyed figuring out the best way to create and manage our Facebook page here at Buffer. I’d love to share with you how the process has worked so far!

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Should You Drop Your DSLR and Go Mirrorless? #Photography

Should You Drop Your DSLR and Go Mirrorless? #Photography | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

"Mirrorless" cameras are getting good. Really good. While we've all been discussing the death of the point-and-shoot at the hand of the iPhone, mirrorless cameras have gradually been making their way into the professional category by boosting quality and performance

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Mirrorless cameras sound all well and good, but can a pro really consider replacing his/her DSLR kit with a mirrorless setup? Here are some videos of pros talking about how much they love mirrorless cameras.

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How to Create Social Media Images That Support Your Brand

How to Create Social Media Images That Support Your Brand | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

 Graphics that are consistent with your company's established image increase your audience engagement by creating familiarity. 

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Great article! Packed of useful info!

 

"In this article you'll discover how to use simple design tactics to help your audience instantly associate your pictures with your brand." -Social Media Examiner

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The Decade Is Half-Over: Where SEO Has Been & Where It’s Going

The Decade Is Half-Over: Where SEO Has Been & Where It’s Going | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Read More: http://searchengineland.com/2015-seo-playbook-half-decade-edition-210082


Via Antonino Militello
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How SEO has changed over the past 5 years, complete with insights, observations and predictions for the future.

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12 Clever Ways to Use More Visuals on Social Media

12 Clever Ways to Use More Visuals on Social Media | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

 the purpose of this article is to explain the best (and often easiest) tips for adding visuals to your social media posts.

 

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Marketing (HubSpot) | If there is one thing you should try to do to increase the impact of your social media, it’s adding visual marketing to your posts. At the simplest level, that means that every post should contain a graphic or video. While that sounds like a lot of work, it can have a huge payoff

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Top 10 Dumb Landing Page Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Top 10 Dumb Landing Page Mistakes You Need to Avoid | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Easy Landing Page Mistakes that Are Killing Your Conversions

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In reality, most landing pages ask visitors to do a lot of things, and what happens instead is that users leave doing nothing.

 

What does that mean? Most landing pages are designed to lose money.  ~ blog.crazyegg

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Google Launches Mobile-Friendly Site Testing Tool - Search Engine Journal

Google Launches Mobile-Friendly Site Testing Tool - Search Engine Journal | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

If your site doesn’t pass the test, the tool will point out exactly why you didn’t pass and give you some steps to follow to correct the issues.

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 Google announced the launch of a mobile-friendly test tool to see if your website passes Google’s criteria for what it consider to be a mobile optimized site.  // vja SEJ (search engine journal)

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The Case Against Paying Designers By The Hour

The Case Against Paying Designers By The Hour | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

THE CLIENT DOESN'T NEED TO SEE YOUR INTERNAL MATH.

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Creativity doesn't start when you punch a clock. Here's a better way to charge for design work.

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10 Useful Findings About How People View Websites

10 Useful Findings About How People View Websites | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Gutenberg diagram It describes a general pattern the eyes move through when looking at (usually text-heavy) content. It fits this zoning conclusion pretty well, with the exception of the bottom right area.

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Eyetracking and research have studied how people look at websites. Here are 10 useful findings you can use.

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The Top 7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2015

The Top 7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2015 | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
top 7 social media marketing predictions for 2015
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 look ahead to 2015 to predict social media marketing trends we can expect over the coming year.

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The Quick Guide to Timing Your Tweets

The Quick Guide to Timing Your Tweets | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

breaking down three levels of time analysis you can use to perfect your Twitter strategy. | simplymeasured

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Timing your Tweets is absolutely crucial for all of your goals on Twitter. With all the noise on social media these days, it’s crucial to know when your audience is online and consuming content. Whether you plan to drive engagement, visits, or brand awareness, you need to be aware of when your audience is online. 

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Melbourne illustrator furious after artwork stolen and sold on online clothing stores

Melbourne illustrator furious after artwork stolen and sold on online clothing stores | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
One of the drawings that Ms Thompson says was stolen from her website and used as a design as a dress, skirt and shirts
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A Melbourne-based illustrator has been left reeling after her artwork was stolen, printed on clothing and put up for sale on global shopping websites. 

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How to Get Pinterest Followers - Tailwind Blog

How to Get Pinterest Followers - Tailwind Blog | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Via Kelly Lieberman
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It's the question asked by even the most cavalier marketers - how do I get Pinterest followers? Outlined are a few tactics to help grow your audience.

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