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PowerPoint on iPad and iPhone - Control PowerPoint and More on Any Screen - Electric Slide. Scaling startups « Chad Dickerson's blog. This blog post was also syndicated to Fast Company.

Scaling startups « Chad Dickerson's blog

The Scaling Startups panel I was on last week at Supernova generated a little coverage, but I wanted to go into a lot more detail than what I saw there, so it seems like a good time to jump back into blogging full-force. The panel abstract read: How can startups develop a distinctive culture, and sustain it as they grow? Are the characteristics that define today’s high potential technology startups the same as five or ten years ago? And does the current environment of low-cost infrastructure and open information sharing give new companies an advantage, or make it harder for them to maintain a competitive edge and reach critical mass?

Coming from the engineering side, I’m very much a pragmatist about all of this since most of my time is spent on shipping products and the systems to support shipping products. At Etsy, we’ve quadrupled our engineering team in the past year, so everything I write below is based on that experience. Hire well. Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs. The Internet Marketing Handbook. New to SEO?

The Internet Marketing Handbook

Need to polish up your knowledge? The Beginner's Guide to SEO has been read over a million times and provides comprehensive information you need to get on the road to professional quality Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? SEO is the practice of improving and promoting a website to increase the number of visitors the site receives from search engines. There are many aspects to SEO, from the words on your page to the way other sites link to you on the web. SEO isn't just about building search engine-friendly websites. This guide is designed to describe all areas of SEO—from finding the terms and phrases (keywords) that generate traffic to your website, to making your site friendly to search engines, to building links and marketing the unique value of your site.

Why does my website need SEO? The majority of web traffic is driven by the major commercial search engines, Google, Bing, and Yahoo!. Usability On The Cheap and Easy. Writing code?

Usability On The Cheap and Easy

That's the easy part. Getting your application in the hands of users, and creating applications that people actually want to use -- now that's the hard stuff. I've been a long time fan of Krug's book Don't Make Me Think. Not just because it's a quick, easy read (and it is!) -- but because it's the most concise and most approachable book I've ever found to teach the fundamental importance of usability. Beyond getting people over the hurdle of at least paging through the Krug book, and perhaps begrudgingly conceding that this usability stuff matters, the next challenge is figuring out how to integrate usability testing into your project. Don't worry, Krug's book is just as usable as his advice. Usability testing is one of the best things people can do to improve Web sites (or almost anything they’re creating that people have to interact with).

15 Valuable Usability PDFs You Never Heard Of. Here’s a list of 15 valuable Usability Papers in PDF form that you might not have heard of, but should know and can use: I thought I’d list a few helpful papers I use from time to time when going about my usability work.

15 Valuable Usability PDFs You Never Heard Of

Some of these you may have heard of, some not. I think you’ll find these very helpful from time to time. This list is not meant to be comprehensive, rather, it’s the list of the most thumb-worn papers I leaf through when needed. They are all free, and are publicly available. If you have a special usability PDF you find extremely helpful and it’s not listed here please do share them in the Comments (go ahead, share them right now), that way we can all grow smarter about usability together!

I hope you find these helpful! Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines by the U.S. Google AdSense Optimization Tips - Presentation. AdSense Optimization Tips: With Google AdSense, one should never feel complacent because there’s always a chance to improve your AdSense earnings provided you are willing to experiment.

Google AdSense Optimization Tips - Presentation

I discussed a couple of “AdSense Optimization Tips” at the recently concluded WordCamp conference. The session was primarily focused at improving the performance of your Google ads though I did touch upon topics like “AdSense Alternatives” and “Getting direct advertisers”. You may also download the full presentation (PDF) for offline viewing. 1. F-Shaped Pattern For Reading Web Content. How to Make Money With Google Adsense. Home >> Making Money >> Google AdSense Tutorial and Tips Interested in making money with Google?

How to Make Money With Google Adsense

Here's your complete guide to getting started along with some info on how to maximize your earnings, why some accounts are disabled and even alternatives to AdSense. If you want to jump to the various sections, use the table of contents on the right. Below is an AdSense check I scanned from 2006. At the time, it was the largest check I had received in the three years I had been in the program. I blurred out my address, account number and bank info for privacy reasons, of course. Simply said...How To Blog. 40 Ways to Make Money on the Internet. I did a little bookmark scrub this morning and thought I would share the remaining content of my “Online Money” folder.

40 Ways to Make Money on the Internet

To warn you, there are certain things that I don’t like and never bookmark so:What’s NOT included: Taking Paid Surveys, Getting Paid to Surf the Internet, MLM, Contest Sites, “Buy my DVD, CD, Audiobook”, etc.