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Epson to Produce Bulk Packages of Printer Ink for Corporate Customers

Epson to Produce Bulk Packages of Printer Ink for Corporate Customers
Japanese printer maker Epson has announced a new way for small businesses and companies to save hundreds on printer ink.The Replaceable Ink Pack System, or RIPS, is a liter-sized bag of printer ink that can print as much as 75,000 pages. Epson will soon introduce RIPS-compatible printers to the Japanese market that can print roughly 24 pages per minute using a moving inkjet print head, according to a June 16 Financial Review article.The RIPS printing system is another move by Epson to replace high-end laser printers as the go-to printing choice for corporate offices.Epson's WorkForce line of printers is another way the company hopes to replace laser printers with its own high-volume color printers for companies and businesses everywhere.According to PC Magazine, Epson's WorkForce printers can print at up to half the cost of printing with a comparable color laser printer, while still preserving quality. For individuals who are looking to save money on printer ink for their personal printers, there are a number of ways to cut costs. One of the best is to buy refurbished ink cartridges. Refurbished, or remanufactured, ink cartridges recycle the parts of an ink cartridge that will last a long time, and simply refill the cartridge's...
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Three of the Worst Cloud Security Threats

Three of the Worst Cloud Security Threats
Even though everyone has been talking about how great cloud systems arelately, there are certain security threats that they are prone to and that you should be aware of. After all, you will be placing a lot ofyour most important and most personal files onto a cloud server of your choice, so the last thing that you would ever want is for it tobe hacked into or compromised in any way that would cause you to lose your files or your privacy. And you certainly don't ever want yourfiles to be damaged either. To help you keep your files and your computer equipment as secure aspossible, continue reading for three of the worst threats that cloud servers face. Data Loss Data loss can happen if a disk drive completely fails or dies and there isno backup to save the data that was stored on that disk drive. This can also occur as a result of human error. For example, if someoneloses the key that unlocks the data that is encrypted on a drive, it can be gone forever with no hopes of retrieving it again. Or dataloss can even occur as a result of a malicious attack. Ensuring you have at...
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Truth About Make Money Through Blogging

Truth About Make Money Through Blogging
Due to fact that there are so many articles that will try to convince you to become rich blogging or make money blogging. I've decided to write my own post and actually tell you the truth. A sequel from our previous article - Evergreen Niche? Best Money Making Niche. Many people might say that I am the “black station”, “the negative reviewer”, “the mean person”, etc... well to some extends I am, because I don't tolerate bullshit and understatements. Let's go straight to the facts! Search, Algorithms, WordPress Majority of blogs are based on WordPress. Many of you might recall that about 2 years ago, organic traffic to blogs started to decline. There is a good reason for this. Mainly WordPress used to offer a great benefits in terms of SEF CMS, RSS feeds and due to nature of blogs, always fresh content. Let's say that 80% of top 10 rankings were occupied by blogs. However... During the time everybody was talking about the first Panda update, blog traffic started to decline rapidly. Most of the benefits given to blogs was simply taken away. And here is why: other CMS also started integrating RSS feeds other CMS also implemented social share...
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Top Tips for Internet Marketers

Top Tips for Internet Marketers
In order to be successful with internet marketing, you have to be prepared to put ina lot of time and hard work and you have to be ready to face some failure and downfalls. You won’t always get it right the firsttime, and for some people, it takes a number of months or years before they reach any kind of success. Here are some top tips foranyone involved in internet marketing. Get the content right Content really is key when it comes to internet marketing, and poorly written content or uninterested paragraphs will soon make yourvisitors leave the website. With every piece of writing you put on your website or web pages, you’re advertising the business, and ifit’s not very appealing, people won’t stay and purchase goods or services. You should write the content and have it proofread ifyou’re not sure about spelling, grammar and punctuation, or hire somebody to write for you. Update it! You shouldn’t throw some articles and blog posts onto your website and expecteveryone to flock to read it every single day. Remember to keep your web pages new and fresh by updating it regularly. Try to post freshcontent almost every day, since this will keep your...
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Evergreen Niche? Best Money Making Niche

Evergreen Niche? Best Money Making Niche
Evergreen online niche, is that such kind of thing? Sure, there is... This article is inspired by a thread at one of the popular online marketing forums, though the first 20 replies were more misleading than useful. Thats the main reason I decided to shed some light on best money making niche and evergreen website niche. Evergreen Website Niche In many “money making online” guides and at almost every online entrepreneur blog, you might have seen a post related to “hottest niche”, “best money making niche”, etc... The fact is that in most cases in these guides and posts, somebody will recommend you something mainly because: it is a paid review of affiliate program there is tracking link for gathering sub-affiliates because “money making online” is hot topic or because post is written by copy cat My online marketing career started during the time of “dot com boom”, a time when there were a lot of online scams and “get rich quick” super jokes. Unfortunately nowadays, nothing have changed. However the landscape of hottest and the best money making niche is still the same. Sorry, I have to disappoint you with the list of niche, but these are the fact. The...
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True facts about blogging "How it keep your content fresh"

True facts about blogging "How it keep your content fresh"
Years before, the term blog has very limited circle, however, today things have changed thanks to the popularity of internet use. Earlier, blogs were simply the medium to air your views on certain current issues by journalists and writers. Later, it was also used like an online dairy to scribble something on your own. However, today, the idea of blogging has changed; it is more used by people to establish themselves as experts pertaining to their business niches, which eventually help in getting traffic and thus customers for their businesses.  In order to garner good amount of traffic on a regular basis and have a tangible reader’s base, you are supposed to keep posting quality articles and posts. In other words, you are supposed to keep your blog content fresh, interesting and unique, which can call people and make them stay there for long. This is among the vital facts of blogging, which you should realise it the very first day. The sooner you realise it the better would be the result. Well, let’s check some of the best tips to make your content at blog fresh as under: Consider Mind Mapping This is among the popular methods used by seasoned...
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Can an App Help Freelance Copywriters Be More Productive?

Can an App Help Freelance Copywriters Be More Productive?
One of the biggest challenges of working as a freelancer is figuring out the conditions that you need in order to be more productive. When you can get more work done in less time, you will be able to earn more while having more free time – and who wouldn’t want that? However, most of us are prone to distraction, forgetfulness, procrastination and other weaknesses that get in the way of our ability to focus and get things done. When you are a freelance copywriter, such as Laurence Blume at freelancecopywriter.co.uk, or a freelance writer of any other style (fiction, technical writing, blogging, etc.), you are probably looking for new and helpful ways to increase your productivity. What if it could be as simple as downloading an app? Sometimes an app or a program can be the perfect solution to keeping you on track and focused. There are many different apps out there that are designed to help freelancers make the most of their time and get things done. Helpful Productivity Apps for Freelancers Here are some of the apps out there that might help improve your productivity, so why not give them a try? NowDoThis Do you ever find yourself...
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Webservices for everyone

Webservices for everyone
In this text I will explain ecosystem of independent developers and niche web service providers which will continue to emerge from the rise of technologies of web services, open APIs, new HTML 5 development tools and web browser based client devices. Web-applications are applications that run on the web. These are the applications that are built around the Web browser standards and thus can be used by any browser on any platform. By using Web services, your application feeds constantly its functions to the rest of the world to consume. By  utilizing  standard documentation of the web services (UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration),  WSDL (Web Services Description Language) your fellow application  developer can then easily start building its own application or web  based on your service by using standardized way of calling your web service’s “services”. Web services use traditionally XML to code and to decode data. Data is transportable over the Internet by using open standard Internet protocol, HTTP(hypertext transfer  protocol).  Different kind of Internet (client) applications can then be programmed to use web services.  Messages are transferred over HTTP using different web protocols such as SOAP, RPC-XML and REST. Each of the these message protocols have their own...
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Blogging at Webmaster Blog at WebmaisterPro

Blogging at Webmaster Blog at WebmaisterPro
Guest blogging is still one of the most popular content marketing, link building and brand awareness strategy. Even with the recent changes at Google algorithms, blogging on high authority, 3rd party websites is preferable method for most digital marketing companies. WebmaisterPro members webmaster blog is one of the best team blog platforms. Targeting highly specific niche topics related to web businesses – online marketing, web development/design, graphic design, social media, software reviews, web hosting, website templates, etc... If your business, web project, mobile application or blog fall into some of this categories, there are many benefits by submitting guest post for approval. (please check our guest post guidelines) Why Webmaster Blog at WebmaisterPro? Our blog isn't based on WordPress, which means no more email going backward and forward with blog owner with subject “Do you accept guest posts”, “How to create user account”, etc.... Every member of WebmaisterPro is eligible to submit post for approval. In addition our approval rate is much higher than any other top website. Often you simply don't know you article is approved or not, just because you wait too long or you simply don't receive automated email, this never happen at WebmaisterPro. Some of the main...
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Coping with Data Loss: 5 Lessons from Recent Security Disasters

Coping with Data Loss: 5 Lessons from Recent Security Disasters
It’s sadly become a fact of life that security breaches happen with alarming frequency. Hackers have been trying to get at valuable data for decades, but only in recent years have data breaches reached monumental proportions. During the 2013 holiday season, Target experienced a massive breach where 40 million debit and credit card numbers were stolen with other effects reaching up to 110 million customers. eBay more recently was the victim of a security breach where a database holding user passwords was infiltrated, giving attackers access to around 145 million records. Other breaches have hit Coca-Cola, Neiman Marcus, SnapChat, Michaels and even institutions of higher learning. (Tweet This) From these incidents, customers and businesses are quickly realizing cyberattacks are almost an expected occurrence, but there are also a number of important lessons that can be learned to prevent future problems or at least minimize the damage done. 1. Communication is Key If there’s a problem, companies need to communicate that to their customers as soon as possible. Bad communication can sometimes make a problem worse or ruin a company’s reputation. Target unfortunately didn’t alert customers until days after news outlets had already been running the story. In SnapChat’s case, months passed...
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Rank Ranger – SEO Campaign Management and Tracking

Rank Ranger – SEO Campaign Management and Tracking
Tracking and analysis are some of the most important steps in SEO process. Without a doubt, information is overwhelming – statistics, analytics, keyword tracking, conversions, competitor analysis, etc... It is simply beyond human comprehension to understand all this data without gathering these statistics in easy to read and understand place. Recently we've received a request from RankRanger team to review their tracking and SEO management application. We've tested RankRanger for about a week and will share our experience in this article. Rank Ranger Features Application offers so many useful features with sub-features. Unfortunately it will be impossible to publish screenshot of every single feature, but at least will try to explain it. First of all have to mention the interface which is intuitive, I believe that even a newbie can handle it, however it is good idea to check detailed documentation first: https://www.rankranger.com/documentation The main features of Rank Ranger are: Track – rank reporting, you can select various search engines Research – this feature includes many popular metrics from 3rd party websites like SimilarWeb, Alexa, MajesticSEO, Ahrefs, etc.. Analyse – transforms GA stats in easy to read way, tight up GA with Google Webmaster Tools On-page – on-page optimization tips tight up...
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How Big Data can Transform Content Marketing

How Big Data can Transform Content Marketing
The massive influx of data has opened up an incredible number of opportunities for businesses all across the globe. The downside of all this big data, however, is the amount of adapting companies need to do to make use of it. This adoption process requires significant time and resources, but it also can lead to major changes in how businesses operate. One result of the big data revolution is that businesses are placing a greater emphasis on content marketing. The reason for this is that many companies believe content marketing, driven by data, can give them a competitive advantage. As big data becomes more commonplace, it’s easy to see that they could very well be correct as content marketing prepares to make the leap into this growing movement. The impact big data has had on content marketing is still being felt, and its effects may not be fully known for some time to come. As mentioned above, more and more businesses see data-driven marketing practices as a valuable asset, one which can give them the edge over competitors. One report appears to demonstrate just how excited business leaders are about the possibilities of content marketing when utilizing big data. In the...
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How to Measure ROI of Video?

How to Measure ROI of Video?
In the last few years, many businesses have asked me the same question: “How do I find that video marketing is giving good or bad ROI?”. Few years ago, I wrote an article: “How to measure social media campaign ROI”.This article will concentrate on embedded videos on your product/services pages, more than videos on social media. It might look like mission impossible at first, but practically, measuring ROI of video is very simple and easy. To get accurate results, you need A/B testing, control group and of course time. For many years companies are trying to create brand awareness through video marketing, some are producing few a year, others hire videographers and produce hundreds. Well, it very much depends on the business niche and business model, but on the other hand everybody wants to know, “is video marketing and production waster of time or now”? I hate writing much, so let's go straight to the essence of this topic. Run Different Control Groups and A/B Testing The impact of video can be found easier with measuring and tracking behavior of different control groups. Two control groups: products with videos products without videos Without a doubt there are a lot of metrics...
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Top 3 Applications for Graphic Design in Browser

Top 3 Applications for Graphic Design in Browser
Graphic Design and Photo Editing in Web Browser Without a doubt Adobe Photoshop is the leading image editor for nearly 20 years. It will be unrealistic to say that there is a real alternative. Of course some operating systems like Linux have Gimp that is decent graphic editing software, but still the core without plug-ins isn't come even closer. Due to power of latest web programing languages and in particular HTML5 a new trend have arise in the last few years – web design in browser, but as well as image editing in browser. It might sounds unserious at first, but there are quite good Photoshop alternatives that are accessible through your browser. These image editors offer all the basic features of Gimp and Photoshop. PIXLR https://pixlr.com/ Of course the first alternative of Adobe Photoshop in web editors is developed by Autodesk. PIXLR is extremely flexible and the interface looks so similar to Photoshop. Actually it took me about 5 minutes to match results done in Photoshop with this online based image editor. Features are limitless, you can either create image from scratch or edit existing photo. I have to say that, everybody in the office was impressed, interface looks exactly...
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Grow your Network Through Crowdfunding

Grow your Network Through Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding market continue to grow rapidly in the last few years. According to WordSpy.com, the earliest recorded use of the word "crowdfunding" was by Michael Sullivan in August 2006, but actually the first crowdfunding project is in 1984 and it is related to Statue of Liberty. In 2013 Massolution released a report with some shocking data – crowdfunding market growth – 81% in 2012, total amount of money raised $2.7 billion wordwide. On the next year prediction the amount was nearly doubled - $5.1 billion. https://www.crowdsourcing.org/editorial/the-world-reacts-to-massolutions-crowdfunding-industry-report/25192 Nowadays, almost every niche is covered by crowdfunding platform and during March 2014 one of the leaders – Kickstarter reported $1 billion in pledge over by 5.7 million people to creative projects. https://www.kickstarter.com/1billion Most likely these numbers made somebody angry and there are changes in law, even Paypal made changes in their TOS related to crowdfunding campaigns, however most of these changes are related to equity based crowdfunding, so startup dream is still alive for many. From another angle changes definitely need to be done to stop fraud and protect contributors. Crowdfunding is not just about money! True, crowdfunding main goal is to raise money and fulfill a dream. However there are many side benefits...
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New Website Templates - Update 25th of May

New Website Templates - Update 25th of May
We've just added new templates in our premium theme and template shop. More than 80 templates have been updated and about 20 new are added in the last few days. Here is a preview on the latest themes and templates. Volly – Voleyball club WordPress Theme Template #49281 Preview Theme Responsive theme for WordPress 3.8+. Suitable for sport clubs, in this case specially build for volleyball and beach volley. Bright, but soft color scheme that offer excellent typography and readability. Template offer two mobile layouts. Day Care – Therapeutic Consultant/Kids Theme for WordPress Template #49284 Theme Preview Colorful and friendly theme for WordPress 3.8+. “Day Care” is a template suitable for many different kinds of kids/parenting related websites for instance: family and children, kindergarden, school, family consultant, etc... Fully responsive template with excellent font combinations, readability and layout variation. Bikes – Cycling Shop Theme for Magento Template #49313 Theme Preview Move your cycling business to the next level with this well designed Magento theme. This responsive theme require Magento 1.8.1.x+ and it is very suitable for bike parts, cycling accessories, other gears like helmets, etc... Classic “on the road” color scheme combined with perfect typography and readability. Have to mention that...
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Google Updates Payday Loan 2.0 and Panda 4.0 Leaving Rooms for Anxious Speculations

Google Updates Payday Loan 2.0 and Panda 4.0 Leaving Rooms for Anxious Speculations
Twitter broke the amazing news that the web world was anticipating all through the last week. Matt Cutts, the brain behind penalties designed in the form of different updates (including all the Panda or Penguin updates) announced the rolling out of this algorithm of Google on 19th May. It is not quite a small amount of damage that the series of previous Panda Updates had already done that Google is up to some new mischief. However, it is probably the bad luck of this search engine that all time it builds a very strong locked gate to keep the spammy search volume outside, smart web masters manage to barge in with smarter policies of gate crashing. The latest update named, Panda 4.0 is expected to be stricter on low quality content on different websites. It wants to tighten the noose against everything that is poor on quality and not of real help to the search world’s queries that they can be stopped on their way to the top ranks on the search results. It is true that Google keeps on doing such minor updates almost every month (sometimes multiple times a month) and does not keep informing the search world about...
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Website Templates Update 22nd of May

Website Templates Update 22nd of May
Our website template shop was launched in the last week of April, since that day, there is very high interest related to templates. It is Thursday 22nd of May 2014 and here are the latest templates at our premium template shop actually, we will make this a tradition and will publish a new article, everytime when new templates are uploaded or updated. Ego – Spa Salon Template for Joomla (Template #49257)Template PreviewAs the title says, the template is suitable for spa salon or beauty/wellness shop. The template is fully responsive and Joomla!3 ready. 8 module positions and very lively layout, combining soft light colors with high contrast navigation. Clothes – Fashion Store Template for OpenCart (Template #49259)Template PreviewClassy look, lightweight template for one of the most popular e-commerce shopping carts – OpenCart. The template is suitable for any kind of webstores, but it will fit exceptionally well on fashion, clothing, boutiques and makeup online shops. Template is fully responsive. Lights – ViertueMart Jewelry Store Template (Template #49320)Template PreviewJoomla 2.5+ ready template for VirtueMart. Jewelry and gems template that fit well into retail or wholesale body jewelry, as well as watches, collectibles, etc... 9 module positions combined with extended item details layout.  Even...
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Raise Your Game With These 5 Content Marketing Tips

Raise Your Game With These 5 Content Marketing Tips
Content marketing services are proving to be essential to businesses of all shapes and sizes. It’s a crowded market out there, but if you’re not taking part, there’s no way you’re going to get noticed and increase your sales. While creating and distributing content may seem like a large task, there are a few tips that will help you to break it down into more manageable chunks. If you’re new to content marketing or are reworking an old strategy that is no longer connecting to modern audiences, use these five tips to get things moving in the right direction. Complete a Content Audit You first must establish the current content you have throughout your company. How much of it is still relevant and could be reused, how much is outdated, and what is missing from your offerings? To perform the audit, you’ll need to catalogue everything, assess each piece, and decide what needs to be thrown out, what can be kept as it is, and what needs to be updated. From there, you can look for gaps where vital information or entertaining content isn’t being delivered to your audience. Develop an Editorial Calendar If you’re not going to use content marketing...
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How to Upgrade Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.3

How to Upgrade Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.3
Due to complicated nature of Joomla CMS upgrade to latest version can be quite difficult and scary exercise. Sometimes, it is even better to wait longer for LTS ( long term support). First questions is always: Do I need to Upgrade Joomla 2.5 Now? In most cases the answer would be - NO! For instance Joomla 3.3.0 is still unstable release and many components and templates might show errors or incompatibility. On the other hand benefits might look a lot at first, but in reality 2.5 is quite capable and modern. The answer for Joomla upgrade would be YES, if you are building brand new project, you want to be early adopter and you want to stay in-tune with latest technology. How to Upgrade Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.3? There isn't a definitive answer of this question either. It very much depends on the whole setup. As I mentioned before, Joomla have complicated structure itself, so the right course of action depends on number of extensions, templates, plug-ins and custom code (if any). I will try to clarify the right steps for migration, which will reduce possibility for error dramatically. Before You Update Joomla I will share, what I did at...
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