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WebmaisterPro v2 Alpha Test. Sister site BlogSocialNetworks - Launch

WebmaisterPro v2 Alpha Test. Sister site BlogSocialNetworks - Launch
Alpha test v2 WebmaisterPro Happy to announce that WebmaisterPro – social network for webmasters have successfully completed the first stage of alpha testing on WebmaisterPro. Version 2 is almost ready, just few minor bugs left. New layout is much more user friendly and more “Facebook/Google Plus” alike. In the next stage (probably in beta testing stage), we will unify most of the features and join the interface. Main feature still remain our blogging platform, forum community and of course user reviews. In about a week time we are planing to renew the interface and enhance the features of our user reviews section. However during the process of testing, we've decided to take down the “project manager” component, due to very low usage from our members, however in the very near future, we are launching separate project, especially for IT project management, again registration there will be absolutely free! In general v2 is much more “social” compared to previous one. The main goal still remain – to gather all web professionals at one place, but certainly we try to shift more into social matter, not just into “user self promotion” as it was previously. Blogs Social Networks – Easy Guest Blogging...
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Could You Benefit From Blogging?

Could You Benefit From Blogging?
A business can find many advantages when they decide to start blogging. Adding a blog to your website is a brilliant marketing technique that is used in all industries. When you are working to increase your brand awareness and help your website rank higher in the search engines you need to have a blog. It is one of the most valuable tools you can add to your site and here are just a few reasons why. Using a guest blogging service makes running a blog less time consuming You'll Be Found Easier One of the main reasons businesses decide to start blogging are the search engine optimisation benefits. With every post you create you are generating a brand new page and URL that can be indexed by Google and other search engines. This is more content that will show up in the search engine results pages when users search the terms and phrases that relate to your business. Unlike your static website pages you can focus on more keywords that could increase the number of times your website shows up in searches. The other bonus is when you add quality content and provide value to your audience the search engines will...
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Powerful Top Tools to Generate New Blog Topic Ideas

Powerful Top Tools to Generate New Blog Topic Ideas
Blogging has become a crucial part of modern day communication and marketing. However, if you are like many in small and medium sized businesses, you may occasionally find yourself wondering 'What I'm I going to write about today?' Well, if you are having trouble coming up with new, enchanting top ideas this is article marks the end of your worries. We have researched about some 11 tools that can help you come up with original topics to generate content for and post on your blog. Not Able To Think Of Blog Topics That You Can Write On? Try These Awesome Tools AllTop AllTop features a list of posts that have been posted recently from all the top bloggers around the web. It is the brainchild of one Guy Kawasaki - a legendary business adviser cum author. Alltop makes it easy to sample different trending topics from literary every niche on the face of the earth. Some popular niches on this tool are mainly from finance, fashion, hair and marketing. But this does not mean that you cannot still use it to research about new topics featuring in your line of business. With Alltop, you select your niche and are shown posts...
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Are Web Directories Still Relevant For SEO?

Are Web Directories Still Relevant For SEO?
Every couple of years, Google ‘lays the smackdown’ on segments of the Internet that it deems can use a bit of housecleaning, or at least some fine-tuning. Sometimes its actions may rub site owners the wrong way, but by and large, Google’s motives are generally pure: a cleaner, more orderly and helpful Internet.  These actions are generally called Google algorithm updates, the most famous are known as Panda and Penguin. One segment that has received attention over the years has been web directories. For more than a decade, Google has been trying to rein in lower-quality, spammy directories that sometimes aren’t much more than a crowded list of links on a simple page. While Google’s intention to not index some directories hasn’t led to a ban on all online directories, it has encouraged page owners and businesses to try harder to create more original content. It’s interesting to see the Internet community’s take on the topic of “the end of lists as we know them” over the last 10 years. In 2007, MOZ.com, a top technology and marketing blog, offered a list of suggestions for webmasters and page owners wanting to avoid being rejected by Google. Examples of bad directories at that...
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Ways To Keep In Constant Touch With Current Web Design And Its Changes

Ways To Keep In Constant Touch With Current Web Design And Its Changes
There are constant changes in the world of graphic designs and there are new technology, tools and software to aid the designers. This gives a constant change in the appearance of the visual designs of the sites and makes your site pages better with effort. You must keep up with these changes of technology and appearance so that you are ahead of the competitors. You can also experiment with the new trends and software so that you give interesting looks to your site. The current trends will keep you ready for the new ways and thinking and will pave way for you to become an exceptional designer. Learning Never Ends There are many things that you can learn. There are constant evolution of new technologies and tools. You can keep on continuing with your education as a graphic artist to become successful with your designs and creations. The continuing of education in local colleges from time to time can bring about consciousness of the current thinking and trends. Exhibitions at art museums and checking out of the works of the graphic design workshops and organizations can also enrich you with ideas. You will meet new people and listen to a discussion...
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Why you should look for an affordable web design for your business?

Why you should look for an affordable web design for your business?
A website symbolizes the business model to its customers. It boosts the accountability and profitability of an enterprise and therefore professional web designers can make the right impact on the growth of a business. Web designing is a skill that represents the business using texts and graphics. It includes creativity, a sound knowledge and experience to design a website. A professional and affordable web design should be considered as a long-term business investment. Here are the important points to keep in mind.Visual FlowA dynamic layout is the most important point for web designing. Since it determines the first look, content and the user experience, it should be symmetric in approach including critical information and should engage an excitement for the reader to explore more. A good layout attracts attention and therefore it is important that the visual movement reflects essential elements easily.  Graphics and color schemes also play a very important role here. Distinction from OpponentsThe primary aim of every business targeting online audience is to establish a search strategy for having best visibility among targeted group of customers. Making an effort to deliver the right and useful information can distinguish a web design from its competitors. You can be qualitative...
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Top E-commerce WordPress Themes

Top E-commerce WordPress Themes
As an e-commerce business, the importance of having a website which not only looks good but functions to a high degree is second to none. Fundamentally, through your website you want to sell items to the public; the more attractive and easy-to-use your website is will simply result in more items being sold. Wordpress can be a powerful tool when it comes to website design; many websites are built using this platform due to its raw potential in building highly professional-looking e-commerce websites. From investing in set themes, you can transform your website into something special. Here are the some of the top e-commerce WordPress themes that are out there.     Origami Origami is a smart WordPress theme, which has the ability to be a full webshop or just a regular website if you choose ecommerce is not for you. Packed with features, this easy-to-navigate website ticks all the boxes. As with any ecommerce business, the homepage is the most important; Origami features a slider, box for messages, featured posts, categorised posts and even a space for a twitter feed for business. Ecommerce-wise, Origami supports tax, different payment options, retains user account information, postage & packaging information plus a wealth...
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13 Ways You Can Get Your Website Graphics As Per The Current Trend

13 Ways You Can Get Your Website Graphics As Per The Current Trend
There are various trends to follow for your website designs and these can make a big difference in the success of your site. There are few things that can give your visitors that extra interest for your site. These are as follows: A Polished Logo – You must find a professional logo for your site so that it becomes easier for your visitors to recognize and adhere to the different write-ups from your site. Navigation Options – Easy navigation is a part of the web design. The main menu in horizontal position and the submenus underneath each main menu can give an adequate idea of the navigational options. No Clutter – You must keep an eye for unnecessary clutter. There should not be an overload of the links and images on your site pages. There should not be any competing images or videos that can draw attention away from the main topic and write up on the page. Strategically Placing Color – You can bring in an elegant and fresh appearance of your pages by using neutral colors on them. Use colors wisely and small dashes of different colors for headings and the important links or keywords will help the visitors....
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The Easiest Way to Gain Quality Facebook Likes

The Easiest Way to Gain Quality Facebook Likes
Gaining more 'likes' will probably make the biggest difference in helping your Facebook page rank high in the Graph Search, and getting quality 'likes' is the hardest part so I wanted to be sure to touch more on how to more 'likes' for your business. Warning: You don't want to purchase "likes" from any 3rd party source. There are a lot of companies selling fake "likes" for cheap. These "likes" won't help you in graph search. So what's the best way to build a following on Facebook? There are several ways to get more 'likes” for your page. Add a “like” box to your website This is really easy to set-up. 2. Give people a reason to like your page (i.e. 'like our page and receive this free gift') and promote the special offer using Facebook ads 3. Create a video highlighting your special offer and pin it to the top of your Facebook wall. Facebook used to let you use your 'like page' as your welcome page, meaning that when people went to your Facebook page they didn't see your “wall” until they 'liked' your page. Now visitors see your “wall” first thing. So in order to drive their attention...
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Think Prior Jumping In To The World Of Social Media

Think Prior Jumping In To The World Of Social Media
Social media marketing is not suitable for every business on the earth. Business personnel should keenly explore and analyze that why they need to project their business via social media platforms? What are the expected results of utilizing social media? What will happen if they don’t plunge in to social media marketing? When business personnel are able to answer these questions appropriately, only then they should further plan on setting up their social marketing plan or divert to other platforms. Questions to ponder over when deciding to utilize social media for promoting your business Following are the core questions that every business should take into consideration when attempting to project their business online to millions of users via social media sites or blogs What are the objectives of your business that need to be accomplished via social media website? Most importantly you should set goals and objectives which you need to accomplish via the social media sites. Your business would have numerous goals and objectives, but every goal of the business cannot be accomplished via these sites.pen down all important objectives and purposes and then carefully explore that which are the objectives that can be better achieved via social networking sites....
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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Shared And VPS Hosting

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Shared And VPS Hosting
Two of the most common hosting plans are shared hosting and VPS (virtual private server) hosting. They are a popular choice especially among first time users and can be the right choice for you depending on your specific needs. Here is a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both of these systems. What Is Shared Hosting? Shared hosting is a system where one single server is divided among various users. This means that you do get your own disk space and database but the performance resources, such as RAM and bandwidth, are shared. What Is VPS Hosting? VPS on the other hand means that a server is divided into smaller private servers and thus each account is allocated their own server. This also means that all the performance resources, such as RAM and bandwidth, aren’t shared with other users. VPS hosting also provides you with a bigger disc space than shared hosting. The Disadvantages And Advantages Of Shared Hosting Perhaps the biggest advantage of shared hosting is the fact that it is the least expensive hosting plan available. Thus it is often a very good choice for first time users and can be enough for users who are only running...
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Have Easier Email Abilities: Connect GoDaddy Email to Gmail

Have Easier Email Abilities: Connect GoDaddy Email to Gmail
GoDaddy is a big hosting company that offers plenty of different options to its customers. From new domains and hosting options, customers can also build their website with eCommerce options, email options and so much more. GoDaddy is the biggest company that I have heard of that offers these kinds of services, so that is where I went when I started my own website. GoDaddy has given me everything I have needed and has helped me with a few accidental mistakes that I have made. So, needless to say, GoDaddy is the site that I stay with for as long as it serves me the best. One thing that I have learned about GoDaddy is the fact that the email takes forever…well, a very long long time...to load. I learned this with my business three years when we signed up with GoDaddy. The way we moved around this slow moving was to sign up through GoogleApps and connect the two. Problem is, this is no longer free. Which means, I either pay a lot of money to use the GoogleApp for anything in the future or I am stuck only using the GoDaddy email interface. What is the solution? Gmail actually...
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5 Great Advantages of Hiring an SEO Service Provider

5 Great Advantages of Hiring an SEO Service Provider
The major objective of hiring an individual SEO expert or a well-known SEO company is to improve the position of a website in the search engine results. Whether you own a small, medium or large sized online business, search engine optimization can help your business grow considerably. There has been a significant growth in the SEO industry in the recent years. We have put together five major benefits that an online business can enjoy by hiring an SEO service provider.Boost your trafficThe key to making more money with an online business is to get massive traffic to your website. As SEO professionals can help websites come up in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages), it becomes much easier for the website owners to drive organic traffic to their websites. A professional SEO service provider understands the importance and nature of the search engine algorithms, and can optimize your website accordingly. An optimized website ranks higher in search engine results, which means that the search engines will send more traffic to your website.Improve your online presenceIn this internet age, it is important for any online business to improve its online presence and stay ahead of the competitors. It is of utmost importance...
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Marketing and Production: Interview with Business Woman

Marketing and Production: Interview with Business Woman
This interview was with Nicole Russell, a Project Director at a local Long Island production company. Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Nicole Russell, and I have been a part of this company for three years. I have lived in Long Island my whole life, and enjoy everything about the production industry. What exactly does your career entail? I work with our individual clients that come into our studio. I speak with them about what they are looking for and how they are looking to complete their project. Once the project gets underway, I am the contact for every client every step until its completion. How did you start? I started out as a writer at a marketing company. After a few years, I brought my skills to work with a friend and offered my same skills to the company as a freelancer. To learn more about the production industry, I joined the meetings and met with clients. I joined the crew on shoots, and eventually it became my job to handle and communicate with our clients. I was thrilled to become a part of the business instead of only a freelancer. I have been with the company...
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How to Speed Up WordPress Site Loading Time?

How to Speed Up WordPress Site Loading Time?
The worst limitation of WordPress is that it is mostly very sluggish and time consuming. Without taking the exact precautions, you could end up with a slothful site that will be annoying for users and you will certainly lose your subscribers within no. First, I would like to tell you why WordPress site's speed is important for your success, and next I will let you know all of the paramount ways that may speed up your WordPress. Thus, if you really want to speed up your site then this is the right content for you to read. Why Website swiftness is Necessary? When anyone visits your site for the very first time, you have only some seconds to capture his concentration to induce him to dangle around. If you are an online business entity than you must know the importance of trademarks, a pretty layout, placing highlighted things over the fold, and all of the good stuff that may attract your visitor. However, if your site loads slowly, you may lose visitors even having valuable content and layout. From the experience of experts, it has been concluded that you have a limited time to load your page before visitors leave it,...
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The Price Of Poor Web Performance

The Price Of Poor Web Performance
      There are many businesses out there that are under the misconception that simply having a website up will go a long way towards seeing sales increase. They may be aware that an online presence is essential in today’s market, but what they don’t seem to understand is that it has to be a quality experience for the customer, too. That doesn’t just mean making a website that looks pretty, as visitors are more concerned with being able to navigate the site easily so that they can quickly find what they want. Online shoppers are more restless than most and they will go elsewhere if they can’t find what they need with a few mouse clicks. There is even the chance that users will skip your site and move on before even getting to see what you have to offer. The average load time of a site is around 10 seconds or less, and if you are on the wrong side of that, impatience among customers will quickly set in. The chances of them ever returning to your site are slim. Even if you take the time to get it up to speed, the damage may have already been...
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Web Hosting and Cloud Hosting. What you need to know?

Web Hosting and Cloud Hosting. What you need to know?
The majority of the users don’t have a proper awareness to identify the both terms are similar however differences haven't be clear to the common user. What exactly is Web Hosting? Web Hosting is actually a business where companies provide server space for websites or applications for the users in return to get a paid amount. The servers are remotely located at various locations worldwide, in rare case physical access is available to the servers. Different types of Web Hosting: Shared Web Hosting is probably the basic hosting form as well as the cheapest too. Shared web hosting means sharing a server rack with various clients. A client pays to service provider a small amount for any small space from the server. That server is also shared by various other clients of the provider. Resources are equally shared between the clients. Virtual Private Hosting is a medium hosting form. This sort of hosting is bought by mid ranged users or business organizations which may have a large traffic flow for their website along with they will require full server slot. In this form if a user pays he receives his personal small server where he has the full access to the...
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Solid Tips for Designing a Big Website

Solid Tips for Designing a Big Website
Crеаting уоur own wеbѕitе саn be a bit diffiсult if you dоn’t knоw whаt уоu аrе doing. There аrе many design сhоiсеѕ tо make and mаnу ways to code thе ѕitе itѕеlf. Luсkilу, the web dеѕign tiрѕ in the fоllоwing article will givе you еnоugh infоrmаtiоn to mаkе creating уоur wеbѕitе аn еаѕу tаѕk.Inсоrроrаtе a tаglinе рrоminеntlу оn your website. A tаglinе iѕ a motto оr statement thаt еxрrеѕѕеѕ what уоur buѕinеѕѕ iѕ аll аbоut. Using a clear tаglinе is imроrtаnt bесаuѕе when ѕоmеоnе viѕitѕ уоur раgе, you hаvе roughly еight ѕесоndѕ to сарturе thеir аttеntiоn and еntiсе them tо еxрlоrе thе rest оf уоur site.Mаkе sure уоur wеbраgеѕ аrеn’t tоо lоng. Yоu оnlу gеt оnе сhаnсе to make a first imрrеѕѕiоn, аnd if уоur mоѕt important соntеnt iѕ “bеlоw thе fold,” it may nоt even be read. If you hаvе a lоt оf rеlаtеd content thаt needs tо ѕtау together, соnѕidеr breaking it up intо sections аnd adding links to еасh ѕесtiоn.Sрееd is еvеrуthing whеn it соmеѕ tо thе Intеrnеt, ѕо mаkе sure thаt you kеер your website’s lоаding timе to a minimum. If Intеrnеt uѕеrѕ hаvе tо wаit a long time fоr your website tо load, they will probably...
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How You Can Build Online Authority Using Google+?

How You Can Build Online Authority Using Google+?
Six Ways How You Can Build Online Authority Using Google+ Google, as you are most likely aware, is the hugest online search engine. However, did you know that establishing authority with a Google+ author profile can give you a competitive advantage for driving more traffic and leads to your website? We take a look at six different ways to build online authority with this bustling social site. Let your profile sell you The foremost thing to do is to sell your profile to your target audience. According to Google's 'Scheme of Author Rank', the prominence of your Google+ profile is affected by four things notably (i) The number of followers you have (ii) The rate at which your content is shared (iii) The number of adds you get (iv) Your activity. So how do you play by these four rules? Invest in a good author's bio For starters, you need to create a solid bio that summarizes who you are and the kind of stuff you share. Ensure to include keywords into the bio especially in the Introduction, Education and employment sections. Build a solid network The easiest way to build a healthy network is by starting off with people who...
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Typing Versus Handwriting a Manuscript: Which Do You Prefer?

Typing Versus Handwriting a Manuscript: Which Do You Prefer?
Creating a manuscript may be one of the hardest things for writers to do. Some writers may not actually ever finish and create a manuscript. It is also possible that a writer can spend years and years on a manuscript and never finish it. That being said, how do you write your manuscript? I am a writer and have my own way of doing it, as do most writers. Even if you ask a writer, what are you writing about…and you get the traditional blank stare, that is normal. BUT, if you ask, how do you write your stories, there are plenty of options and explanations of why. So, of the two most simple—handwriting and typing—which one is better? Handwriting Writers have been handwriting their manuscripts for centuries, but since the invention of the typewriter, typing made a world of difference. But the feeling about handwriting still holds true to many writers: a personal experience of creating your story. There is something about writing each individual word out by hand the way it has been done for centuries that really creates a connection with the writer’s work. I know writers that feel more connected to their writing while they write it...
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