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6 Great Image Tools to Spruce Up Your Website

6 Great Image Tools to Spruce Up Your Website

May 5, 2014

As you already know, the use of images on your website, blog, and social media networks is a basic necessity. Images can show off your brand and provide consistency for it. They are eye-catchers on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and Pinterest is based solely on images. They help draw people in to read your articles and blog posts. Yes, images...

How to Discover, Monitor and Utilize Local Hashtags

How to Discover, Monitor and Utilize Local Hashtags

Jun 27, 2013

Hashtags have been an increasingly popular and effective way to reach out to new communities and talk back to your customers. It can be a powerful way to build your brand and create the community around your topic. It’s still underused though. Nowadays that all three major social media sites have introduced hashtag support, think about infinite...

WordPress vs. Blogger: Which is Best?

WordPress vs. Blogger: Which is Best?

Oct 4, 2012

The WordPress and Blogger platforms were the catalyst for making blogging so accessible. With little to no experience, a user can create a destination that is customized, and ready for posting. If you want to spend the majority of your time on creating your blog content rather than having to deal with the technical issues, then a hosted blog service like...

Getting Started With HootSuite

Getting Started With HootSuite

Oct 1, 2012

When I first started using Twitter, I began using the official Twitter platform along with their apps for my two mobile devices.  In a short time I had tried out many different apps for my iPad and Android phone but still wanted to keep things simple.   HootSuite seemed like a big tool with more features than what I needed.  As I became more active on...

Top YouTube Tutorials For Social Media Tools

Top YouTube Tutorials For Social Media Tools

Sep 24, 2012

With so many social media networks available, from Facebook, to Twitter, to LinkedIn, it can be a real challenge just to keep up! Managing social media is even harder in corporate situations where many people may be attempting to maintain a consistent brand image across multiple platforms at the same time. It can also be difficult for individuals to stay on top...

Anatomy of a Facebook Network with Wolfram Alpha

Anatomy of a Facebook Network with Wolfram Alpha

Sep 3, 2012

Last week the powerful answer engine Wolfram Alpha, which is a big part of Siri’s software, added a new feature that allows users to get a detailed view of their Facebook profile. By going to Wolfram Alpha and inputting Facebook Report in the query box, then giving Wolfram Alpha access to your Facebook account and setting up an account on Wolfram Alpha,...

How to Find a Blog on Blogspot

How to Find a Blog on Blogspot

Aug 13, 2012

Blogspot is the arguably the most popular blogging application in the world. It allows anyone, even those with little technological expertise, to post their thoughts online and join the blogosphere. Many people have complained about the difficulty of finding blog posts or blogs that are hosted on Blogger.   While there is no built-in feature that will...

Pinterest Apps: Mobile, Web, & Integration

Pinterest Apps: Mobile, Web, & Integration

Aug 1, 2012

Pinterest is one of the hottest new social sites of 2012, and developers haven’t wasted any time developing creative apps to enhance the experience. We hear about it everywhere and chances are you have spent some time pinning images and browsing popular boards already.   As for me, I’m a bit of a Pinterest addict with more than 100 boards myself....

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