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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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You just shared a link. How long will people pay attention?

You just shared a link. How long will people pay attention? | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
How long is a link “alive” before people stop caring? Does it matter what kind of content it is, or where you shared it? At bitly we see a lot of links, and while every link is special, we’re learning...
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Optimizing Your Social Media Strategy Post Penguin

Optimizing Your Social Media Strategy Post Penguin | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

From The Article: "As you probably know, Penguin is Google’s most recent effort to increase the relevance of search engine results (SERPs) so searchers easily find the information they’re looking for. Unfortunately for some websites, Penguin dropped them off the first page of SERPs, which seriously reduced their traffic.

 

And, since traffic means money, a drop in SERPs means less money in corporate coffers.


So, the question now is:

How Do You Optimize Your Social Media Strategy"?

 

1. CREATE FRESH CONTENT (55% OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY)

 

2. KEYWORD RESEARCH (5% OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY)

 

3. PUBLISH, SOCIALIZE, SHARE (5% OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY)

 

4. SEO FUNDAMENTALS (5% OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY)

 

5. MONITORING (5% OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY)

 

Full Article: http://www.hausmanmarketingletter.com/5-tools-for-optimizing-your-social-media-strategy-post-penguin/


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How You Can Make Money with Instagram

How You Can Make Money with Instagram | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Instagram made Anthony Danielle a professional photographer. The 25-year-old New Yorker and entrepreneur went pro within eighteen months of opening an Instagram account. He now has more than 180,000 followers on the mobile photography platform and wins commissions from corporations as large as airlines to shoot events and put images of their brand in front of his massive online audience. ~Photopreneur.
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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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$5 million for unknown artist? Experts are aghast over the purported price for this art sale

$5 million for unknown artist? Experts are aghast over the purported price for this art sale | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
If you ask the experts, Andrew Philip Duncan can't know much about art. But Mr Duncan, a Gold Coast property entrepreneur, reckons he knows what he likes - and he swears that he has just spent $5.2 million on a painting called Points of View by a little-known artist from Newcastle, Sharon Davson.
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Pinterest, Tumblr and the Trouble With ‘Curation’

Pinterest, Tumblr and the Trouble With ‘Curation’ | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Who knew there was such a mainstream market for artfully arranged pictures of other people’s stuff?
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