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Even More Blogging Tips From a Beginner - Frugal Rules

Even More Blogging Tips From a Beginner - Frugal Rules | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Welcome to another blogging tips post. While not all inclusive, some of these blogging tips can help you work smarter and not harder on your blog.
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7 Ways to Use Blogging to Improve Your Life

7 Ways to Use Blogging to Improve Your Life | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz around the topic of blogging. It seems that every business big and small has a blog today. But if it’s a business tactic, how can it help you as an individual?
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This is very interesting. Who knew blogging would reduce my stress

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If You’re “Blogging” For SEO, You’re Doing it Wrong - GrowthHackers

[SEO] This post shares a time-tested scalable content generation strategy and open-source the infrastructure and the code to start an enterprise SEO strategy with low technical overhead.
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Great insights for your blog.

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DocSend Is The Analytics Tool For Documents We’ve All Been Waiting For

DocSend Is The Analytics Tool For Documents We’ve All Been Waiting For | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
 Meet DocSend, a comprehensive toolbox for your documents. It doesn’t sound sexy, but it could rapidly become a major part of your workflow. A startup successfully raised $20 million by taking advantage of DocSend’s data — it’s that powerful.
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I want to check into this further.. 

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The Benefits of Being a Virtual Office

The Benefits of Being a Virtual Office | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
At Digital Canvas we are a virtual office (also know as telecommuting and telework).
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If you are a small business, this is the least inexpensive way to go and the easiest.

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11 Incredibly Useful LinkedIn Features You Might Not be Using

11 Incredibly Useful LinkedIn Features You Might Not be Using | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Although lots of people use LinkedIn, many neglect to utilize the professional network to its full potential. Here are a few incredibly useful features you might not be using.

Via Anita Windisman
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All the platforms keep evolving..

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Pinterest Hits 30 Billion Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months

Pinterest Hits 30 Billion Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
 Tonight at an event in the company's San Francisco headquarters, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced that users had contributed more than 30 billion Pins since being founded, a number that has grown by nearly 50 percent in the past six months...
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Is your  business on Pinterest yet? 

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5 Simple Ways to Get More Plusses and Reshares on Google Plus

5 Simple Ways to Get More Plusses and Reshares on Google Plus | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Are your Gooogle Plus posts low on engagement and activity? Well the following five tips might just help you increase their exposure!

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Several great tips to get more interest in your G+ Posts!

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The Downsides of Storing Files on Your Desktop

The Downsides of Storing Files on Your Desktop | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Your desktop is a convenient place to store a few files, but it isn't always the best. PC World explains why.
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Most all of your files need to be cloud based now if you ever plan on having team members or assistants. That way everyone has access.

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Unsubscribe from All LinkedIn Emails with a Click

Unsubscribe from All LinkedIn Emails with a Click | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
LinkedIn likes to send you a ton of emails. On any given day, you might get 10 different emails blabbing on about birthdays, contacts joining, or other annoying notices.
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Want to unsubscribe from all LinkedIn emails?

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How to Make Google Drive Work Like a Desktop Suite

How to Make Google Drive Work Like a Desktop Suite | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Google Drive, and the apps in it—Docs, Sheets, and Slides—are great for people looking for a simple Office suite. It's free, makes collaboration easy, and pretty much anyone can use it.
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Google Drive does do just about anything the average person would need. Great explanation and tips. Pay particular attention to the "off-line" way to work.

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Google Drive Storage Plans Have Dropped to Ridiculously Low Prices

Google Drive Storage Plans Have Dropped to Ridiculously Low Prices | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Prices for monthly Google Drive storage plans dropped massively today. 100GB is now $1.99 (instead of $4.99), 1TB is $9.99 (previously $49.99), and 10TB is $99.99.
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They really are super cheap!  If you are paying for your storage somewhere else, check out these prices!

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Beware of fake Facebook security page phishing scam

Beware of fake Facebook security page phishing scam | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Trend Micro has spotted a malware sample, TSPY_MINOCDO.A, which targets Facebook users. The malware redirects users to a spoofed page of the social network and claims to be part of the site security check feature.
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Someone is always at it!

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Google looking to boost Google Fiber speeds up to ridiculous 10Gbps - BGR

Google looking to boost Google Fiber speeds up to ridiculous 10Gbps - BGR | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Google looking to boost Google Fiber speeds up to ridiculous 10Gbps BGR Even as Time Warner Cable keeps arguing that people really don't want super-fast Internet, Google is plowing ahead with plans to make its Google Fiber network even more of a...
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Not sure, but I believe TIme Warner is a bit wrong. I would go for all the speed I can get, but these companies just keep it too expensive. Along with that is then the expensive to keep a top of the line computer so it can handle incoming/outgoing speeds. I would love nothing better though then to be able to afford all of it!

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T-Mobile rolls out Android 4.4.4 for the Sony Xperia Z1

T-Mobile rolls out Android 4.4.4 for the Sony Xperia Z1 | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
If you are rocking a T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1 then you can now help yourself to a nice helping of fresh Android goodness.
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I'm in need of a new #mobilephone. How about you?

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Knowledge Graph Optimization: How to Get Search Traffic from Google’s Knowledge Graph

Knowledge Graph Optimization: How to Get Search Traffic from Google’s Knowledge Graph | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it

The Knowledge Graph is Google’s way of answering questions and delivering information in a direct way.

 

The best way to understand it is to search Google for “what is the knowledge graph?” The result you will see is a product of the Knowledge Graph, presented at the top of the SERP in larger type and framed with a gray box.

 

To be more specific, the Knowledge Graph (KG) - according to Search Engine Land - “understands facts about people, places, and things and how these entities are all connected.”

 

Read More: http://www.quicksprout.com/2014/05/12/how-to-get-search-traffic-from-googles-knowledge-graph/


Via Antonino Militello
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It is best for anyone with their own company to have some understanding of this.

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Google Maps adds new options for directions, offline maps, and businesses

Google Maps adds new options for directions, offline maps, and businesses | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Google Maps for Android and iOS now does a better job telling drivers where to go, when to go, and how to get there even if you lose a cellular connection thanks to its most recent update.
Read the full story here.
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New features out! Awesome

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New Zero-Day Vulnerability CVE-2014-1776 Affects all Versions of Internet Explorer Browser

New Zero-Day Vulnerability CVE-2014-1776 Affects all Versions of Internet Explorer Browser | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Microsoft confirmed a new Zero Day critical vulnerability in its browser Internet Explorer. Flaw affects all versions of Internet Explorer, starting with IE version 6 and including IE version 11.
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IE has always been the most vulnerable browser around...  Still using it on your computer?

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Don't Worry About Screen Cleaning Solutions: Water Is All You Need

Don't Worry About Screen Cleaning Solutions: Water Is All You Need | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Cleaning kits for your laptop, TV and other electronics are nice, but the Wall Street Journal tested and found that water and a microfiber cloth are just as effective at cleaning your screen.
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What are you cleaning your electronics with?

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Android Bitcoin Mining Malware found on Google PlayStore

Android Bitcoin Mining Malware found on Google PlayStore | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Google always bound to face trouble over the wide and open nature of its app checking policies on Google Play Store, and despite so many security measures, the search engine giant mostly fails to recognize the Android malware that are lurking...
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Malware is everywhere...

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Google Publishes Guidelines for Local Sites & Location Landing Pages

Google Publishes Guidelines for Local Sites & Location Landing Pages | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it

So nice to see the Official Google Webmaster Blog focus on local!  Tons of great advice with guidelines and tips for making location pages that are discoverable and crawlable and stress schema.

They also today launched support for a new preferred phone# schema.


Via Linda Buquet :: Catalyst eMarketing
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Much needed information

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Google Chrome vulnerability allows Websites to Eavesdrop on You

Google Chrome vulnerability allows Websites to Eavesdrop on You | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Just imagine, you are sitting in front of your laptop and your laptop is listening to your nearby conversations. What if the recorded audio from the system’s microphone is being instantly uploaded to a malicious website?
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Heartbleed, Chrome, what will come through next?

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Facebook Is Forcing Users To Download Messenger By Ripping Chat Out Of its Main Apps

Facebook Is Forcing Users To Download Messenger By Ripping Chat Out Of its Main Apps | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Facebook is taking its standalone app strategy to an extreme new level today.
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Add this one to the list...

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Why It's So Hard to Say "No"

Why It's So Hard to Say "No" | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Nobody likes to say "no" to a friend or colleague, but sometimes we just have to say it. The word's surprisingly tough to say for most of us, and The Wall Street Journal dug into why that is.
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Ultrasonic Password Security for Google Accounts

Ultrasonic Password Security for Google Accounts | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Does a Strong Password Guarantee you the Security of your Online Account? If yes, then you should once check out our 'Data breaches' section on the website.
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This is a good thing. Wonder how much it will cost?

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Global Mobile Data Traffic Set to Explode by 2018

Global Mobile Data Traffic Set to Explode by 2018 | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
The rise of mobile is still going strong, with cell tower-based data traffic growing 81% worldwide in 2013
In fact, last year's mobile traffic was nearly 18 times the size of the entire Internet in 2000, according to a new report from Cisco.
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They all predict this it the way things are totally headed!

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