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How to find the best time to tweet and boost your Twitter stats - Twitter Counter Blog

How to find the best time to tweet and boost your Twitter stats - Twitter Counter Blog | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Twitter timing is everything and finding out when is the best time for you tweet can give your Twitter stats a significant boost.
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Do you know what’s the average life of your tweet? 18 minutes! Which means that on Twitter timing is everything. The challenge here is to find out when is the best time for you tweet to boost your Twitter stats.

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New CS6 Update Allows Opening of Newer CC Files

New CS6 Update Allows Opening of Newer CC Files | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Adobe has gone back and added a new feature to CS6: The ability to open newer CC, CC 2013, and CC 2014 files without having to resort to exporting as IDML first.

 

This is not all versions of CS6… this only works with CS6 if you have a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, and your CS6 was installed via the CC app!

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Can you make money out of YouTube? You bet, just ask these Aussies.

Can you make money out of YouTube? You bet, just ask these Aussies. | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
The talent agencies of the YouTube generation are signing up self-made superstars.
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Australian Trent Stanley has been making YouTube videos since he was 13 – parodies of the original Thomas the Tank Engine kids' show famously narrated by Ringo Starr.

 

Now on the cusp of 20, Stanley has never had a day job at all: advertising revenue from his YouTube channel, DieselD199, is his only source of income. It's essentially a five-figure salary, part-time job supporting him through university.

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Content Planning for 2015 – How to Come Up With 365 Days of Excellent Blogging Ideas

Content Planning for 2015 – How to Come Up With 365 Days of Excellent Blogging Ideas | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Do you have a plan for your blog in 2015? 

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While there is something to be said for being spontaneous with your writing, having a plan ensures that you won’t run out of ideas or go months without posting fresh content.


Read more at http://www.business2community.com/blogging/content-planning-2015-come-365-days-excellent-blogging-ideas-01121786

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Facebook Photos Size Guide / New Layout / 2015

Facebook Photos Size Guide / New Layout / 2015 | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
An up-to-date guide to sizes and types for using photos and graphics on Facebook timelines and pages. Updated for Facebook's new layout.
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Thank You to David Coleman Photography for this awesome info!

 

"Ever tried using photos or graphics on your Facebook page? It can be frustrating. So here's an up-to-date, unofficial guide to what's what, what's where, and how big." - havecamerawilltravel.com

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Late Bloomers - Late In Life Success

Late Bloomers - Late In Life Success | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

mastered a skill at an older age. They are late bloomers

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Very cool well done  #infographics | Late bloomers are people who achieved proficiency in some skill later than they are normally expected to. The key word is “expected.”

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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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Changes to Zazzle's Marketplace Search

Changes to Zazzle's Marketplace Search | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

A summary of the changes and some ideas of what you can do to maximize your marketplace presence.

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Zazzle's upcoming revisions to marketplace search (Read Zazzle's official announcement) will likely change how we as designers go about selling our work. Now your business must evolve or die.

 

» read more.. http://zazzlehowto.weebly.com/zazzle-how2-blog


great work/resouce - thanks to the team @ zazzlehowto

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16 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Use | Visually Blog

16 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Use | Visually Blog | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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16 tools below will help you and your social media manager take on the complexity of the job. |  Smart businesses know that social media is a power to be reckoned with: social media channels create a direct line of communication between your company and consumers and give anyone with an Internet connection instant access to the latest buzz around your products or services. Not to mention, they can help you to generate revenue, while building your brand presence.

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Bloggers: What You Need to Know About the Pinterest Smart Feed

Bloggers: What You Need to Know About the Pinterest Smart Feed | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Heads up! There’s a new algorithm in town and it’s known as the Pinterest Smart Feed. The algorithm is based on the quality of a pin, the quality of a pin’s source (blog or website), and ratin…

Via Kelly Lieberman
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The algorithm is based on the quality of a pin, the quality of a pin’s source (blog or website), and rating of a pin (assigned by Pinterest). Each factor is given weight based on the number of people who link to the pin or the direct source. This means you’ll need to do things a little differently in order for your pins to get exposure and produce results.


Read more at http://www.business2community.com/blogging/bloggers-need-know-pinterest-smart-feed-01122033#4BjP6b4qQmSeevfe.99

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Small Business | From nothing to $480k in 10 months thru Social Media

Small Business | From nothing to $480k in 10 months thru Social Media | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

MySmallBusiness is running a selection of readers' favourite stories from 2014 over summer

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"Marketing with social media is totally different to how you social media personally."

 

Social media has redefined small business ownership and made one Sydney retailer a fortune. Sandradee Makejev, founder of fashion business St Frock, says her monthly turnover has boomed to the tune of $480,000 in monthly turnover in just 10 months. And it's all thanks to Facebook, she says.

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Fact or Fiction: Do Images Increase Facebook Engagement?

Fact or Fiction: Do Images Increase Facebook Engagement? | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Is every image post socially engaging? Not necessarily

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Content marketers often advise including images in your posts to increase Facebook engagement, but do photos actually boost your reach? Find out at hootsuite's blog... 

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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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