January 13, 2014

Google Releases Compute Engine to the Public

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Few names are as recognizable and highly regarded in the tech industry today as Google. When thinking of the latest and greatest trends in the industry, people often jump right to this tech giant. One of the areas that has been noticeably lacking in the vast portfolio of Google’s offerings are services related to cloud networking. Google has seen vast successes in areas like search, mobile, web apps, and a wide array of other consumer and enterprise offerings. This track record of success kept tech analysts on edge as they anticipated the release of Google Compute Engine, which remained in beta testing for a lengthy period of time. The recent announcement by Google executives that Google Compute Engine is out of beta sparked a flurry of interest from the public and media alike as it seems Google has released a major contender to become a top cloud application web hosting service in the coming months. read more

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January 9, 2014

Yahoo finally encrypts its email servers

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Yahoo finally encrypts its email servers (via The Inquirer)

INTERNET PORTAL Yahoo has made good on its promise to encrypt its popular webmail service. The company had received a lot of criticism for not invoking https encryption on its webmail service a decade after most rival services did. From today, the Yahoo…


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January 8, 2014

How to Moderate Blog Comments

Blog commenting can be a great way to get to know your fellow bloggers on other blogs, while also building a community within your own blog.

However, spam comments have reached a critical mass, often taking up the majority of the time of bloggers who just want to be able to filter out the great, original comments from the fake ones.

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Besides installing a plugin to fight spam, there are a few other things you can be on the lookout for that will help you determine whether or not a comment is spam or is genuine. read more

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5 Ways to Cut Website Hosting Costs

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website hosting​Building, publishing, and maintaining a website can be a lot of work: but it doesn’t have to come with a lot of cost, thanks to our website hosting tips to help you save. Here are five easy steps to extreme savings on hosting packages:

Buy longer periods of time

The easiest way to cut website hosting costs by 50% or more is an easy one: buy longer subscriptions each time you renew. Like most subscription-based services, web hosting companies like myHosting and HostPapa offer longer terms of service at deeply discounted rates. A quick, simple way to save a bundle, and make sure your website is up and running for years to come. read more

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January 4, 2014

Where to Find Freelance Blogging Jobs

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Whether you are a blogger for your own blog or for others’ (or both!) finding the best freelance blogging jobs can sometimes be a difficult one. There are so many websites out there claiming to offer legitmate writing jobs, but there aren’t many out there that are actual, legitimate leads. read more

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January 3, 2014

How to Find Keywords For Blogging

How to Find Keywords for Blogging

If you have any inclination about SEO when you’re a blogger (which you should, as SEO can help increase your blog’s traffic and engagement), then you know that being sure you use the right main keywords when you are writing blog posts can help people find your content when they are searching for it via search engines. read more

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2013′s Top 5 Book Blogs

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Just as Yelp helps shoppers and diners choose where to spend cash, blogs help busy people decide the best ways to spend their free time. This is no insignificant contribution. In commercialized world, it can be hard to decipher the “good” from the “well-promoted” (two qualities that are ever more mutually exclusive), and time spent deciding between movies, books, or video games is time spent working, not playing.

Since you’ve spent the last four weeks in hot pursuit of the best holiday gifts for everyone on your list, give yourself a break and check out a list that’s just for you. These excellent book blogs are guaranteed to save you time and get you geared up for the next big read. read more

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December 31, 2013

6 Tips for Writing an Effective Sales Landing Page

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Whether you’re selling the next big thing or launching a business for the first time, an effective sales landing page can be the difference between stagnation and success. A well-crafted sales landing page explains your product or service in detail and gives your customers an opportunity to make a purchase. To learn how to convert browsers into buyers, read on for some helpful tips on how to get your sales landing page right. read more

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December 30, 2013

Blogging Battles: How to Handle Virtual Malice and Content Theft

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Blogging is hard as it is. You read everyday, write like your life depends on it, put your experience, thoughts, insights, and opinions into each blog post, not to mention back them up by research.

You’ve been marketing your blog and getting traffic in spades. Ever so slowly, your blog seems to be growing in popularity and reach. Your readers begin to engage with you, comments seem to be flowing in, and a community begins to develop.

All of that is good until you hit the point most bloggers dread: you also begin to receive malicious comments or hate mail. read more

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December 26, 2013

Are You Using Instagram Embed Enough on Your Blog?

After Instagram announced that they were allowing embeds of Instagram posts on websites via their blog, many bloggers have taken advantage and have started using embed codes instead of copy and pasting Instagram images or taking a screenshot of an image to re-post it to their page.

Even though you can still only post images via an app on a mobile device, Instagram has become a huge social media platform that brands and bloggers should be utilizing. Many ways to do this include interacting via the community through Instagram photo challenges, contests, custom hashtags, and artistic photos that showcase the blog or company’s values and products.

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After you sign up for an account (if you don’t have one already), here are some of the reasons why you should be embedding more Instagram posts on your blog: read more

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