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Beginner’s Guide: How To Promote Your Website Online | Formulis Las Vegas Web Design & Las Vegas Marketing

Beginner’s Guide: How To Promote Your Website Online | Formulis Las Vegas Web Design & Las Vegas Marketing | PC Guru 4U | Scoop.it
Don't know the basics of how to promote your website online? If you've just launched a website for your small business, or have had a site for years but never promoted it; the following basics on how to promote your website will get you up to speed.

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Beginner’s Guide: How To Promote Your Website Online | Formulis Las Vegas Web Design & Las Vegas Marketing

Beginner’s Guide: How To Promote Your Website Online | Formulis Las Vegas Web Design & Las Vegas Marketing | PC Guru 4U | Scoop.it
Don't know the basics of how to promote your website online? If you've just launched a website for your small business, or have had a site for years but never promoted it; the following basics on how to promote your website will get you up to speed.

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Personal Brand and the Baby Boom Generation

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Personal Brand? Many Baby Boomers struggle with this new term. I have to admit I did not understand it for a long time. In the olden days this was your reputation.
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4 Inspirational Graphic Design Books for Web Designers - Small Business Trends

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From colors and shapes to layout and navigation, design can make or break the online experience.
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20 Excellent Business Apps for your Business in 2013

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Nils Vesk's comment, June 17, 2013 12:21 AM
Being innovative is all about technique. Taking advantage with technology is a good start.
Cesar Rodriguez's curator insight, June 21, 2013 10:54 AM

Work smarter, not harder. It's so important to leverage technology to increase productivity and free yourself to focus on what matters most. These are some great applications to help you do just that.

SLASSI SENNOU Said's curator insight, September 29, 2013 10:06 AM

Excellent!

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The Classics: 'The Downward Spiral'

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"I am the voice inside your head," Trent Reznor crooned after a digitally degraded portrait of gunshots and death grunts, "and I control you." Indelible words imprinted on a 12-year-old brain, and that was only the first 30 seconds of the album...

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10 blogging tips

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At a recent workshop I gave my top 10 blogging tips. Thought I would share them with you guys as well.
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The Secret to Making a FULL-TIME Income from the Power of BLOGGING

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CLICK HERE TO LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW TO MAKE MONEY BLOGGING - WATCH THE VIDEO!
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Details emerge about PRISM, big tech companies release data request reports - Ars Technica

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Ars Technica Details emerge about PRISM, big tech companies release data request reports Ars Technica A little over a week ago, The Washington Post and The Guardian released information about an NSA program called PRISM, which purportedly allowed...
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Weekly Design News – Resources, Tutorials and Freebies (N.189)

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This is our weekly design news column where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and cool freebies from the past week.
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The 2013 Google+ Marketing Guide | KISSmetrics

The 2013 Google+ Marketing Guide | KISSmetrics | PC Guru 4U | Scoop.it

Excerpted from the article by Kristi Hines on KISSmetrics:
"Since its launch in 2011, Google+ has been growing non-stop and now has 359 million active users according to Business Insider. There also have been a lot of changes made in their platform during that time. In this post, we’re going to look at everything you need in order to have a successful Google+ experience.

[The article is analyzed into these following sections]
- Setting up Your Personal Profile
***Cover
***Photo
***Story
***Work
***Places
***Basic and Contact Information
***Links

- Building Authorship Authority
- Setting up Your Page
- Getting Local
- Planning Your Google+ Content Strategy
- Building an Audience
- Using Google+ Communities
- Hanging Out
- Integration with YouTube
- Enhancing Your Website with Google+
- Exploring the Top Tools
- Analyzing Your Results..."

Each section is analyzed with more information and useful tips. Read full original article here:
http://blog.kissmetrics.com/2013-google-plus-guide/

 


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Jon Turino's curator insight, July 19, 2013 6:17 PM

Give this one a read.

Andrew Earnshaw's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:37 PM

I posted an article about how google delivers is SEO results and google + ranked very high. So we ought to understand this better.

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The ‘Billboard’ That Can Make Or Break Your Book's Success | Bestseller Labs

How to design an attractive book cover that will successfully sell your book in a book store or on Amazon

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Jonathan Gunson talks about what makes a great book cover at the link below to Bestseller Labs. Learn at the link!

Book covers are much on my mind today as my graphic designer (Kit at KitFosterDesign.com) and I make the final tweaks to Episodes 1 - 5 and the Season 1 covers for This Plague of Days. There will be a different cover for the print version, as well. (Still super secret and amazingly ambitious, but if anyone can pull it off, Kit can.)

Some graphic deisgners welcome less back and forth on covers. Kit isn't happy until I am, so the covers always arrive at a good place. I don't know how Kit does what he does. His art is amazing and he's a multiple award-winner. I trust his skills and sensibility to guide me toward creating covers that grab eyeballs.

 

I know what I look for in a good cover:
 

1. It has to pop at thumbnail size as well as full-screen.

2. Contrast. Too many covers out there are tough to read.

3. Author branding. The author's name goes big because there are many titles but the author brand remains as an identifiable anchor to all the books. Ultimately, I want readers to be searching for my name rather than titles. That way, the fans of what I do buy all my stuff.

4. Clean typography that reflects the nature of the work. (If you've just written the great American novel, you probably don't want Comic Sans for a font on your cover.)

5. I want my covers to convey something about the book without trying to tell the whole story on the cover.

For the Hit Man Series, for instance, the covers have the look of the James Bond cover makeovers from the eighties with a saucy tagline that tells you it's going to be serious fun. My Cuban assassin, Jesus Diaz, is no James Bond, but he falls in love too easily and my heroines are worhth the long drop into doom. (Adding taglines from the 10 commandments was Kit's brilliant idea. Great tweak!) At a glance, readers have an idea what they're in for and with titles like Bigger Than Jesus and Higher Than Jesus, I had to give them a heavy clue they're crime novels.

Jonathan Gunson touches on this issue in the link, too, and it's crucial. Readers judge books by their covers and the covers for This Plague of Days convey isolation, desolation and civilization's collapse. This serial is  a serious story about an autistic boy and his family fighting for survival in the face of plagues of zombies that's taking over the world. When I reveal the covers (soon!) you'll get instantly that there's plenty of trouble and a journey ahead. The title elements, blurb, tagline, art, typography and color all say something about what This Plague of Days is about. (There's even a hint at a big secret that isn't divulged until a long way down the road.)

The mood, colour and look of the cover for the first episode actually reminds me of a Neil Gaiman book. That's what we all crave: unique, eye-catching images that evoke the happy familiar and draw readers of similiar books in the genre. Kit's working on finalizing the covers as I write these words and I can't wait to see what he comes up with.

Big stories and great covers build exciting times! 

 

~ Chazz

 

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21 Social Media Marketing Tips (Infographic)

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Today, businesses define social media marketing in many different ways. Some businesses see it as an extension of offline and online advertising.

Others use social media as a way to interact with current customers. But no matter how your business uses social media, there is one thing you should remember: social media is a place to be social.
If your business has a presence on social media, but is not actively communicating with consumers, you could be missing out on reaching potential customers and boosting customer loyalty with those who already follow you on social media. This infographic illustrates 21 social media marketing tips your business should remember in order to get the most out of your social media efforts, and give the most to your fans and followers...


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Recharge your cellphone in 30 seconds

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A tiny device that can recharge cellphone batteries in 30 seconds won a California teenager girl a science prize.
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The Secret to Making a FULL-TIME Income from the Power of BLOGGING

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