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5 Easy Apps To Create Eye-Catching Visual Content

5 Easy Apps To Create Eye-Catching Visual Content | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it

goldfish really have longer attention spans than our webCreating eye-catching visual content is one of the best ways to stand out online. Are you ready? Use these apps to create high impact visuals today.

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Do goldfish really have longer attention spans than our website visitors? Here are some great apps to help us with that.

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Provide A Better Search With Google Custom Search Without Plugin | BloggingLove

Provide A Better Search With Google Custom Search Without Plugin | BloggingLove | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it
You can add Google custom search without plugin just by creating a new Google custom search engine and getting a code. You have to paste this code in your theme.
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This tutorial makes it easy to replace your WordPress search function with Google's search without using a plugin. What's not to like?

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Google Website Signals SERPs and Title Tags #FridayFinds

Google Website Signals SERPs and Title Tags #FridayFinds | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it
Blog post at Keep Up With The Web - Sherryl Perry : With all the Google manual web spam actions and algorithmic penalties that have been going on in the past year, some bloggers are starting t[..]
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Do you know what signals you send to Google? Google tracks what sites we control. Does that hurt or help you? Has the SERP redesign affected your search traffic? Do you know what Chrome Canary is?

 

Featured authors in this week’s  #FridayFinds include: Cyrus Shepard, Travis Bliffen, Dr. Peter J. Meyers and Allen Pike.

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Microsoft Web Browser Security Bug Could Impact Millions of Users

Microsoft Web Browser Security Bug Could Impact Millions of Users | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it
Microsoft issued a security advisory on Saturday warning users of a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer web browser.
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Do you use Internet Explorer? There’s another security flaw in it that hackers are exploiting. You’re especially at risk if you’re using Windows XP.

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Geeky Stuffs: HOW TO : Find Who Unfollowed You on Instagram

Geeky Stuffs: HOW TO : Find Who Unfollowed You on Instagram | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it
HOW TO : Find Who Unfollowed You on Instagram
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Do you know how to find who unfollowed you on Instagram? Now you will.

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3 Tips To Help Grow A More Meaningful Twitter Following

3 Tips To Help Grow A More Meaningful Twitter Following | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it

InWhether you’re just starting out or have been using it for a while, these three tips will help grow your Twitter following the right way.

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In addition to the three tips that the author promises, you'll also find a SlideShare presentation with more examples. This is a worthy read.

 

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Google Analytics keyword not provided - Any alternative? -

Google Analytics keyword not provided - Any alternative? - | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it
Dealing with the Google Analytics keyword not provided issue? Here I treat a somewhat free Google analytics alternative...
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Enstine's suggestion to link our GWT (Google Webmaster Tools) account to our Google Analytics account makes so much sense! I realize now how much free keyword research data I've been missing out on.

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The Heartbleed Bug and More #FridayFinds

The Heartbleed Bug and More #FridayFinds | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it

This week’s #FridayFinds includes links to resources to help you deal with the Heartbleed Bug. It also introduces you to the Brainy Marketer and an article that showcases 10 viral videos that you’re sure to enjoy.

 

Thanks to Kimberly Brink-Castleberry, John Paul Aguiar, Adrienne Smith, Mashable and Creative Bloq for the great content that they provided this week. 

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20+ Fresh Free PSD Resources For Designers | GraphicsFuel.com

20+ Fresh Free PSD Resources For Designers | GraphicsFuel.com | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it
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If you’re a Photoshop user and are looking for free templates, brushes, icons and mobile app concepts, this is a great resource. There are twenty free PSD  files in all. 

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Google Manual Web Spam Action or Algorithm Change?

Google Manual Web Spam Action or Algorithm Change? | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it

Did you receive a Google manual web spam action? How do you know which links are unnatural and how can you file a Google reconsideration request? What does Matt Cutts advise?

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Google Manual Web Spam Actions and Penalties #FridayFinds

Google Manual Web Spam Actions and Penalties #FridayFinds | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it
Blog post at Keep Up With The Web - Sherryl Perry : March is proving to be an eventful month. According to Fruition.net, on March 7th, many website owners received “manual web spam” notice[..]
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Did you receive a Google manual web spam action? Did Google go too far when they de-indexed MyBlogGuest.com? This week's features articles from: Ann smarty, John Mueller, Doc Sheldon, Jenny Halasz and Claire Broadley

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Why 90 Percent Of Women Entrepreneurs Are Optimistic About The Future

Why 90 Percent Of Women Entrepreneurs Are Optimistic About The Future | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it
Chad Brooks 03/17/2014 05:54 AM EDT BusinessNewsDaily

Despite optimism about their future, female business owners have a lot of worries keeping them up at night. Social media, however, isn't one of them.

Among female business owners' chie...
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Interesting statistics about female business owners: "While 85 percent of the women surveyed believe social media is important for building customer relationships, only 67 percent currently use social media to connect with customers."

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5 Standout Examples of Content Marketing in Retail Apps

5 Standout Examples of Content Marketing in Retail Apps | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it
Consumers are becoming more accustomed to using mobile apps to find the latest deals and information about products. And some retailers are going beyond the standard functionality of store locators...
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Mobile apps for retail stores can do much more than let a consumer shop or check prices. These 5 examples show ways to add value to their customer’s experience.

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Marketing On Pinterest? Here's Some Data About Pinners' Daily Obsessions

Marketing On Pinterest? Here's Some Data About Pinners' Daily Obsessions | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it

Wouldn't itPinterest bills itself as “the world’s largest human created collection of things,” with more than 30 billion pins on 750 million boards. It’s a treasure trove of data about user interests that Pinterest digs into to serve more relevant related content to Pinners. Today, it shared some interesting information about Pinterest user behavior that could […]

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Wouldn't it be great if you knew which day your "topic" would be most likely to get "pinned"? Here's some data that all  you "Pinners" may find useful. (Hint: No surprise but Friday is a great day to pin something humorous.)

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Why people aren't converting on your pricing page - Chris Lema

Why people aren't converting on your pricing page - Chris Lema | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it

Chris Lema makes some interesting observations about tweaks we can make to our pricing pages that could lead to conversions.

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Chris Lema makes some interesting observations about tweaks we can make to our pricing pages that could lead to conversions.

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How Safe Are Your Backlinks? #FridayFinds

How Safe Are Your Backlinks? #FridayFinds | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it

Are you leaving do-follow CommentLuv links that Google may find unnatural? Do you have a blogging strategy for backlinks? This week in #FridayFinds.

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Preso.tv - present on any device

Preso.tv - present on any device | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it

Preso.tv is the first and only hassle-free way for anyone to present their Powerpoint, PDF, and Word documents on smart devices and computers anywhere in the world, in real-time.

Currently in beta, Preso.tv is a free service that doesn’t require account registration. Users simply go to http://preso.tv, upload their file, and start the broadcast. Presenters can use an Android device or a PC or Mac, while viewers may use any brand of smart device or computer.


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Interesting. This isn't something that I need at the moment but it certainly is intriguing. If you make presentations using Powerpoint, PDF or Word, you may want to check this out. It runs on smart devices (such as Android) as well as computers.

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tina bucci's curator insight, May 1, 11:13 PM

Nice tool to use in the class. It also works well with Iphone .

Agora Abierta's curator insight, May 3, 2:18 AM

Presentaciones online en tiempo real al instante. Sólo coge, arrastra y lo tienes.

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Upload your PowerPoint, Word or PDF files to Preso.tv and use any device.

You don't need to create accounts, and it's completely free!!!!

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Creepy website shows how much Facebook knows about you | Komando.com

Creepy website shows how much Facebook knows about you | Komando.com | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it
How much does Facebook really know about you? Go behind the scenes with this creepy site....
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What sort of information have marketers gathered from your Facebook page? I realize that the Digital Shadow Facebook app a promotion for a new video game called Watch Dogs but it looks interesting.

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What is Your Blog Commenting Strategy?

What is Your Blog Commenting Strategy? | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it
Do you comment for the backlinks, to voice your opinion, to build relationships, to learn or to add to the conversation? What is your commenting strategy?
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Thanks to Google’s algorithm changes and manual web spam actions for "unnatural links", people are nervous about backlinks. People who use the CommentLuv WordPress plugin need to be especially concerned about dofollow links left in comments.

Thanks to +Adrienne Smith for inviting me to be a guest blogger this week. The comment section is loaded with questions, ideas and shared experiences. Please feel free to join the conversation.

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Heartbleed bug spreads to routers and other gear

Heartbleed bug spreads to routers and other gear | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it
The vulnerability that has online companies scrambling also affects the equipment that connects the Web.
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It's going to take more than changing our passwords to contain the Heatbleed bug. According to Bruce Schneier, a cybersecurity researcher and cryptographer, "The upgrade path is going to involve trash can, a credit card, and a trip to Best Buy."

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31 Magical Words to Get More Facebook Shares and Re-Tweets [Infographic]

31 Magical Words to Get More Facebook Shares and Re-Tweets [Infographic] | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it
Are you not getting enough Facebook shares? This infographic will tell you the words to use in your headlines to get more Facebook shares and retweets
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The words that we use in our tweets and Facebook posts make a difference. This simple infographic should get the ideas flowing.

 

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How To Insert An Image In An Aweber Opt-In Form

How To Insert An Image In An Aweber Opt-In Form | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it
Did you create the graphics in your opt-in box? Would you like to know how you can insert your own image? I'll show you how using Aweber.
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Here's a great tutorial to show you how to insert an image into your Aweber email form.

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17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate

17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it

If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing it.

But are you doing it correctly? Is your web browsing as efficient, productive and fun as it c...

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I am definitely going to check out the Chrome extension Collusion. (to see how my personal data is being connected by hidden connections). That's just one of the 17 fixes here.

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Six Business Blog Topics That Will Attract Local Customers

Six Business Blog Topics That Will Attract Local Customers | Keep Up With The Web | Scoop.it
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Here are some creative ideas for writing blog posts that should help you attract local customers.

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7 Dangerous Words to Use in Your Next Headline to Grab Eye Balls Attention!

Blog post at The Bad Blogger : Scroll through some of the post titles on this blog and you’ll get an idea of how much I love to play with headlines. I’m always trying [..]
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If you're like me, you've been trying to write more creative headlines for your blog posts. Using these  "7 dangerous words" had not occurred to me before. Great idea though!

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