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Broken Links from Pinterest can Ruin Your Relationship with Google | Oh So Pinteresting

Broken Links from Pinterest can Ruin Your Relationship with Google | Oh So Pinteresting | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A strong relationship with Google is very important. Many bloggers include embedded Pinterest pins in their posts, this can be dangerous to your site's relationsgip with Google
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I can’t have a “high quality” site if I don’t maintain it and keep up with the links I provide readers. It was like having spinach in my teeth when trying to get the attention of prince charming. ~ Cynthia Sanchez

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How to Make Images be Found Online

How to Make Images be Found Online | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
You would never put your art on display somewhere and then never tell anyone it was there right? If you have a website with your art on it, you just might be doing that. Many artists are under the ...
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Many artists are under the false assumption that simply by putting their art online that people will see it. Nothing could be further from the truth. You have to let people know about it. ~ theabundantartist

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Three Strategies For Financing Your Life Goals

Three Strategies For Financing Your Life Goals | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
One of the obstacles that many people face when they think of the life goals that they want to achieve is that they don’t know how they’re going to pay for them. This post is going to set forth three strategies for financing your life goals. The three strategies are the following:
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Keep in mind that at the end of the day, for most of your life goals, money is not your ultimate objective. For example, if you want to visit Italy, money is just the means you might be relying on to get there. However, money is not the only means at your disposal. ~ daringtolivefully.com

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Five Ways You Can Generate Passive Income Online

Five Ways You Can Generate Passive Income Online | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Passive income is income that requires a strong initial effort to get it started, but which requires little effort to maintain. Generating passive income is the holy grail of making money online. ~ Daringtolivefully.com
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Make Logo Bigger: Why This Is the Worst Marketing Idea

Make Logo Bigger: Why This Is the Worst Marketing Idea | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
An email arrives from your client. It's the creative brief for their latest marketing campaign. The low resolution PDF sits attached at the bottom—as red as a promise. Will this brief take your breath away?
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While your logo is important from a recognition point of view, it’s the content and context that your strategy delivers that makes a difference. Remember, focus on emotion, create trust, deliver value and promote sharing. ~Author: Gavin Heaton

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Which Social Media Channels?

Which Social Media Channels? | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Do I have to utilise all the social media channels out there?

No. Do you use every tool in your tool box when you come to hang a painting on the wall?

 

Do you use all your kitchen equipment to make one dinner? Why should social media be any different?

Use what works best for your business.

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Photoshop Masking Techniques Everyone Should Know

Photoshop Masking Techniques Everyone Should Know | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
One of the most important Photoshop skills you need as a Designer is the ability to clip out images of various detail using masks or selections.
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An Incredibly Simple Way to Find Your Career Passion

An Incredibly Simple Way to Find Your Career Passion | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Here’s a simple way to discover your career passion, and three examples of people who found work they love by following this method.

 

the simplest way to find your career passion is to give things away. What are people always asking you for advice on? Give your advice away. What knowledge do you have that people need? Give it away. What are people always asking you to do for them? Give it away. 

By giving things away you’ll discover three vital things:

What you enjoy doing. What others value. What others are willing to pay for.
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250 New Features in Photoshop CS6 | Infographic

250 New Features in Photoshop CS6 | Infographic | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Did you know that Photoshop CS6 has 250+ new features? This infographic by Selektor Style highlights a handful of new design features. What’s new in Photoshop CS6 – some information about key new features in Photoshop CS6...

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On the fast-track to burnout? 10 tips to get a life

On the fast-track to burnout? 10 tips to get a life | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

One of the problems with business owners is they tend to work from nine in the morning until nine at night.

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Google Panda and Penguin: The new rules for SEO | Flying Solo

Google Panda and Penguin: The new rules for SEO | Flying Solo | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Google has changed its search engine methodology with two major updates in two years – curiously named ‘Panda’ and ‘Penguin’. But their impact is far from cuddly if your website is failing their tests on authenticity.
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9 Tips to Get More Out of Pinterest (with Pinterest Contests)

9 Tips to Get More Out of Pinterest (with Pinterest Contests) | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
You know Pinterest is a big deal… You’ve seen Pinterest buttons everywhere, but you’ve also probably seen the “Pin It to Win It” banners too.
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9 Pinterest Board Ideas for Content Marketers | Content Marketing Institute

9 Pinterest Board Ideas for Content Marketers | Content Marketing Institute | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Not on the Pinterest bandwagon? Try these 9 Pinterest board ideas for content marketers and start creating valuable content for customers.
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Tilt-shift photographer captures world in miniature

Tilt-shift photographer captures world in miniature | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A SKILLED tilt-shift photographer from Melbourne has become an international sensation by cleverly revealing alternative views of London, Paris and New York.
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Tilt-shift photographs are images blurred on either side to give the impression of a miniature scene.

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Pinterest's Retail Problem

Pinterest's Retail Problem | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
As more shoppers use the online scrapbook to showcase brands, retailers struggle to keep pace
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one H&M dress has been shared on Pinterest nearly 1,200 times in the past 30 days. But clicking on that product’s pin returns the message,"Sorry, this item is no longer available." Same goes for a pair of H&M shoes shared more than 2,700 times on Pinterest in the last month ~ so what can you do??

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Wordpress vs Joomla 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Wordpress vs Joomla 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC] | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Joomla! and Wordpress could be considered two of the biggest rivals on the Internet. Wordpress and Joomla! are the Coke and Pepsi of the CMS world. Content Management Systems (CMS) revolutionised the Internet as we knew it.
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If creating a website for your business is on the horizon, you may be wondering which content management system (CMS) is the best choice for you

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SEO-Friendly Basic Rule: Text is Meant to be Text. | IFB

SEO-Friendly Basic Rule: Text is Meant to be Text. | IFB | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
To spare you the trouble I experienced, I've listed these 5 basic and simple SEO text guidelines to put in practice when you are creating new posts for your blog.
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We all know your compositions with photos and text look great on a JPG (and your followers must love them), but the true story is that if you want people to find your blog through seach engines, text on a image is not getting you there. Browsers are smart but they still cannot read images. ~ Esa Mtz | IFB

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Sell More Than Your Photography Skills

In an environment as competitive as the photo industry, photographers need all the advantages they can get — including specialized knowledge. Expertise in
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To make money from photography, you always need to know how to handle a camera — and you need to have right camera to handle. You’ll need talent and a photographic eye but all of those things are relatively common. If you can also add knowledge, access, experience or expertise that’s rarer and harder to find to your skills as a photographer, you should find that it’s a lot easier to turn your photography ability into cash ~ photopreneur.com

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Why you should never, ever use a question mark on Twitter or LinkedIn (infographic)

Why you should never, ever use a question mark on Twitter or LinkedIn (infographic) | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Is it best to share on Tuesday or Thursday? Does it matter if your tweet is 15 words or 25? And does using a question mark really reduce your chances of viral growth? 

 

Question marks significantly reduce clickthrough on posts aimed at both consumers and business clients. Posts with question marks get between 25 and 52 percent fewer clicks than other posts.

 

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The best and worst times to post on Facebook, Twitter & Tumblr

The best and worst times to post on Facebook, Twitter & Tumblr | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
When is the best time to post links on Facebook and Twitter in order to generated the best click-through potential?
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History Of The Color Wheel by COLOURlovers

History Of The Color Wheel by COLOURlovers | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

The first color wheel has been attributed to Sir Isaac Newton, who in 1706 arranged red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet into a natural progression on a rotating disk. As the disk spins, the colors blur together so rapidly that the human eye sees white. From there the organization of color has taken many forms, from tables and charts, to triangles and and wheels the history.

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Save 40% on Adobe CS Cloud Suites (Last Day)

Save 40% on Adobe CS Cloud Suites (Last Day) | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

CS6 time! Today (31/8) is LAST DAY to grab the Adobe Cloud 40% off monthly subscription offer http://we.bgrrl.com/UfaWWB ;~I just did mine so AU37.99 for next 12 months instead of $62.99 * For existing suite customers only (CS3 +above) Adobe products and software including Photoshop, Creative Suite, video editing software, web design software, PDF creation.

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Depth of field and the importance of achieving critical focus

Depth of field and the importance of achieving critical focus | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Your plane of focus determines more than just what’s sharp and what isn’t: it directs the eye of the viewer to the subject, too. The shallower your depth of field, the more exaggerated this becomes – to the point that with a very shallow DOF lens, a close subject and far background, you really won’t be able to identify what the background actually is.

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Creating Perfect Marketing Pins For Pinterest [Infographic]

Creating Perfect Marketing Pins For Pinterest [Infographic] | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Great guide for how you could go about creating perfect marketing pins for business. 10 tips that will help you increase reach and engagement on Pinterest.

Via Kelly Lieberman
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shopinterest - Make a Pinterest store in 2 minutes!

shopinterest - Make a Pinterest store in 2 minutes! | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Check it out! Shopinterest creates a Pinterest Store in 2 minutes!
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