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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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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!

Via AceConcierge
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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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Google voice commands now knows who to call when saying "Call my wife" (or husband, brother, boss, etc.)

Google voice commands now knows who to call when saying "Call my wife" (or husband, brother, boss, etc.) | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
When I tell Google Now to "Call Dad," my Android phone is able to route the call only because my father is programmed into my phone as Dad.
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This is a helpful move.  You can program titles to your contacts in your phone...

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How to Add a Constant Contact Form to Your Wordpress Sidebar

In this wordpress tutorial, I will demonstrate how to add a constant contact signup form to your wordpress sidebar. More tutorials on our site: http://startc...
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This is another way to get more folks to sign up for your email list. If you don't have this on your website, you are missing out.

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Founders Pitch Startups From Inside An Ice Hole Near The Arctic Circle

Founders Pitch Startups From Inside An Ice Hole Near The Arctic Circle | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
While the whole of Silicon Valley got sucked into the vortex of insecurity and ego called Secret this week, something cooler (or colder) happened on the other side of the world today.
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That going the extra mile!

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Android Marches Onto Another Landline Phone (And Marches On)

Android Marches Onto Another Landline Phone (And Marches On) | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Looking at this Android-powered landline handset which U.K. telco BT has just started selling — christened with the (relatively) catchy name of Home SmartPhone S — you really have to wonder what took them so long.
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The BT Home SmartPhone S is by no means the first Android-powered landline phone. It’s just the latest slice of old school hardware Google’s mobile OS has found its way onto

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9 Ways to Turn Slow Periods into Profitable Ones

9 Ways to Turn Slow Periods into Profitable Ones | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Do you have the February blues? The warm glow of Christmas is far behind us, and the green shoots of spring are still weeks away. Winter drags on, the cold winds blow, and we struggle to get enough sleep.
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This I a familiar with! When you’ve been operating on “all systems go go go!” for as long as you can remember, slow times can come as an emotional shock.

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10 Tips To Curate Like A Rockstar

From Robin Good's insight:

"Here the ten key steps to take to effetively curate content, visualized by the great team at Scoop.it..."

 

Read full Robin Good's insight below.

 

Check out the Slideshare presentation:

 http://www.slideshare.net/Scoopit/10-tips-to-curate-like-a-rockstar

 


Via Robin Good, Giuseppe Mauriello
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Great tips on curating content! I'm going to follow a few of these that I'm not doing - right away.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 5, 7:35 AM

New inspiration!

John M. Lee's curator insight, February 7, 5:30 PM

Smart advice here

Rhondda Powling's curator insight, February 18, 3:06 AM

Useful explanation

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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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The Generic Email Newsletter Needs to Die - Entrepreneur

The Generic Email Newsletter Needs to Die - Entrepreneur | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
The Generic Email Newsletter Needs to Die
Entrepreneur
What did this world-changing message say? We may never know because it's recipient cannot recall. Tomlinson is on record as saying.
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Survey: Email Is 40 Times More Effective Than Facebook and Twitter

 

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Bring Traffic to Your Site With These 4 Blogging Alternatives - Entrepreneur

Bring Traffic to Your Site With These 4 Blogging Alternatives - Entrepreneur | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
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Bring Traffic to Your Site With These 4 Blogging Alternatives
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You know you need awesome, engaging content on your website to compete for organic search traffic. But what if you're not a strong copywriter?
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A few helping alternatives to straight blogging!

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Dropbox Alternative HubiC Now Offers 10TB For $13.50 Per Month

Dropbox Alternative HubiC Now Offers 10TB For $13.50 Per Month | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
French hosting company OVH just updated its product offering for its Dropbox-like service called HubiC. Now, you get 25GB of storage for free, 100GB for $1.35 per month (€1), and you can opt for a whopping 10TB plan for $13.50 per month (€10).
Colleen Gray's insight:

To differentiate itself, HubiC bets on its prices. The company doesn’t rely on Amazon S3 like Dropbox, it has its own server infrastructure and multiple data centers — the service probably has less operating costs. Know of anyone using this?

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Google+ Hangouts for Business Just Got Real

Google+ Hangouts for Business Just Got Real | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
When Google+ first debuted in summer 2011, the feature most lauded was its free, multi-person video conferences called Hangouts.
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The company, Vidyo, whose back-end technology helps power Hangouts, is launching a tool that will fold Google+ Hangouts into existing systems, finally bridging the gap between Hangouts and the boardroom.

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Evernote Adds Descriptive Search With Filters + ‘Everyday Language’ To Its English App For Mac

Evernote Adds Descriptive Search With Filters + ‘Everyday Language’ To Its English App For Mac | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Another update today from Evernote, the latest in its ongoing product sprint. Today the note-taking platform is adding “descriptive search” to its Mac app, based on what Evernote is calling “everyday language.”
What does that mean, exactly?
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Do you use Evernote a lot? If so they are doing things to help us search for what we put in!

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8 Secrets to Building a Stunning LinkedIn Profile

8 Secrets to Building a Stunning LinkedIn Profile | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
My LinkedIn profile got me a job -- and that's just one of many stories from successful job seekers. Forbes reported that LinkedIn is the number one social tool for both job hunters and hiring managers. Here's how to stand out from the competition.

Via Anita Windisman
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Great tips for your profile. I really like - Build a multimedia profile.

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