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SEO: 10 Factors When Optimising

SEO is both an art and science. Success with the channel depends on knowledge, skill and a great deal of talent, but there are several things budding marketers need to bear in mind when optimising a site, regardless of its history, authority or current exposure. Despite the hugely influential Google algorithm updates of late, which have (arguably) changed the SEO landscape for the better, there are still a handful of elementary factors every single webmaster needs to bear in mind when looking to propel their site to those much-coveted first page positions. This infographic, designed by the team at SEO Positive, highlights the key points still relevant to site optimisation in 2012. While these tips may seem rather basic to some, it's easy to forget the tried and tested techniques that still generate fantastic results, especially as the SEO world collectively speculates Google's next move. It's an interesting time for SEO - a time to reflect and a time to look forward to new challenges in the coming months! Click Thumbnail to Enlarge SEO Positive is one of the UK's leading search engine marketing agencies, specialising in all aspects of SEO, PPC, social...
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Facebook Vs Pinterest: 5 Things We've Learned - Infographic

Online fashion accessory and jewelry retailer, Boticca, has recently release this infographic about how their customers from Facebook and Pinterest (50k from each platform, no less, who visited between 15 Mar and 15 Apr 2012) have been behaving – and it makes for rather interesting reading – especially for ecommerce sites unsure about the power of social media! Oh, and another interesting thing about Boticca is that it doesn’t sell mass-produced trinkets, but exquisitely designed fashion creations by skilled, independent artisans from all over the world, each of whom use the website as a platform from which they can sell their collections to a global customer base. Pretty neat, huh? Click Thumbnail to Enlarge Summary: Facebook and Pinterest both drive engagement and sales, but… Pinners’ average a spend is $180, whereas Facebookers average spend is $85; Conversion rate of traffic from Pinterest = lower than Facebook (or any other channel); Bounce rate of traffic from Pinterest = higher than Facebook (or any other channel); Facebookers engage more than Pinners with Pinterest users spending 65% less time onsite than Facebook users. And there’s more… This infographic was researched and created by fashion retailers...
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Evolution of the Android Market

When the Android Market debuted in October of 2008, it was little more than an afterthought to Apple’s already thriving and buzz-worthy App Store which had launched just months before. But thanks to the Android Market’s developer-friendly, open nature and the growing popularity of the Android phones, the Android Market is set to overtake the App Store in a number of new apps and app downloads per year. In this infographic, we’ll lay out the growth of the Android market give you the scoop on all things Android apps. Since 2008, the Android market has come a long way. In September 2011, the market boasted 295,000 apps, six billion downloads… and counting. While the Android market still competes with Apple, it has defined and differentiated itself as an “open eco-system” in which developers can offer their apps without jumping through extensive process hoops. In addition, Android offers more than 20% more free apps than Apple and allows a 24-hour refund window for downloaded apps. Check out the infographic for a full look at the evolution of the Android Market. Click Thumbnail to Enlarge The 411 section of Cricket Community posts information that helps you...
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The Anatomy of a Horrible Web Design Client

Those who are proficient at web design can make a pretty good living for themselves by designing websites for businesses. Even the most stubborn small-business men and women have realized that they need to be represented on the Internet and that their websites need to come across as professional, though they may have differing opinions on what a professional site should look like. Web design clients come in all different sizes and shapes as well as from a variety of backgrounds. Unfortunately, there is one thing that all web design clients have in common, however, and that is bad taste. Click Thumbnail to Enlarge Web design clients believe that the more ostentatious their web pages are, the more business they will attract. They want the designer to create the equivalent of loud, flashing neon signs, which they believe will drawn customers to their businesses in droves. While a patient web designer can try to explain that this is not the case, the horrible web design client will already have his or her mind set on a hideous design and will demand that it be created for...
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Are You Practicing Safe Coding? - Infographic

The year of 2011 proved to be the year of the hack, so logically, the need for developers to practice more secure application coding is more important than ever before. No matter what organization you are, you likely have some sort of web presence, and within that web presence there are hundreds of thousands of lines of code within your web applications that may possibly leave you vulnerable to hacking. This vulnerability poses the threat of exposing confidential business information, of personal and institutional identity theft, and of patent infringement, among other serious negative outcomes. In response to these threats, Veracode has developed this infographic, "Are You Practicing Safe Coding?", to explore the different ways in which better coding can lead to more safe application development. This infographic compiles anonymized data submitted by commercial software providers, large enterprises, open source projects and software outsourcers, all weighing in on the essential information regarding application security. Veracode provides the world's leading Application Risk Management Platform. Click Thumbnail To Enlarge This Infographic was developed by Veracode, providers of the world’s leading Application Risk Management Platform.
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Guest Blogging: When Mom Isn't Enough

Very few writers set out to create a blog meant to be read only by friends, family, household pets and the odd stranger; we all crave the biggest audience possible. If you're tired of your limited audience and at your wit's end in conceiving ideas to extend it, consider guest blogging to expose your work to people outside of your intimate circle. Locate and contact a partner Choose your dance partner carefully, selecting a blog that acts as something of an authority in your niche. Make contact with the blog owner, explain your position and proposal clearly and repeat as needed until you find a situation that will work well for you. Don't fret if the first site owner you contact isn't receptive to your ideas; given the sheer size of the interweb, you can be absolutely sure that a suitable partner is out there waiting for your email! Write like a pro Choose an engaging topic, write with confidence and flair and proofread until your eyes are dry - this is a unique opportunity and it deserves the best content that you have to offer. Given that you write on a regular basis as it is, consider preparing several articles...
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Website or Facebook Page - What's Best For Your Project

The social networking scene has never been so popular, and with such a large web of connections, the method of using social networks like Tumblr, Twitter, instead of a website is a great idea for some who want to use it for personal reasons, sharing their pictures, thoughts, and ideas. This infographic can help you choose which is for you - as you can see, for a more promotion based purpose it can be useful, quick and easy with a wide range of supporting media, provided by Basekit. Larger projects can be created by using a team of professionals, you can see a rough list of who to choose here, but nowadays it is just as simple to create one yourself. The choice can be confusing for people who are not familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of social networking and website use. This infographic is easy to guide through and can make your decision a lot clearer.   Click Thumbnail to Enlarge You can create a website for free with Basekit - who produced this infographic.
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Server Headers Infographic

When it comes to computers, there are a lot of numbers and codes floating around, and trying to make any sense of things like server header responses can be a daunting task. But, don't fret, you don't have to lock yourself away with a great big text-book because we've done all the hard work for you. So here it is, a single graphic that will teach you what a server header response is, what the different responses are, and why it matters to you! This handy infographic was produced by SEOgadget – check out their guide on wordpress hosting.  
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