Psychological Marketing Business Tactics: Big And Small Business Ideas -... Web Promo Links My Favorite Links Promoting your site with SelfPromotion.com is only your first step in proper web promotion. There are many sites that can help you improve your web presence. Categories: My Favorite SitesThese are the sites that I find most useful - the absolute cream-of-the-crop when it comes to web promotion. Advice from Bruce Clay Bruce does web promotion for a living, and his step-by-step instructions on how to go about the job are excellent. Make Your Site Sell! A great (and inexpensive, about $20) web-marketing course that concentrates not just on getting more people to your site, but on properly selling to them once they arrive. RobotsTxt.org Interesting pages on Web Robots, how they work, how to identify them, and how to create a proper "robots.txt" file, which allows you to control how Search Engines index your site. Meta Robots Tag 101 A useful article with lots of google/yahoo-specific additional options for the meta robots tag. Search Engine Help Search Engine Watch Traffick Web-Stat
10 Search Engines to Explore the Invisible Web - StumbleUpon Not everything on the web will show up in a list of search results on Google or Bing; there are lots of places that their web crawlers cannot access. To explore the invisible web, you need to use specialist search engines. Here are our top 12 services to perform a deep internet search. What Is the Invisible Web? Before we begin, let's establish what does the term "invisible web" refer to? Simply, it's a catch-all term for online content that will not appear in search results or web directories. There are no official data available, but most experts agree that the invisible web is several times larger than the visible web. The content on the invisible web can be roughly divided into the deep web and the dark web. The Deep Web The deep web made up of content that typically needs some form of accreditation to access. If you have the correct details, you can access the content through a regular web browser. The Dark Web The dark web is a sub-section of the deep web. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography in Photoshop High dynamic range (HDR) images enable photographers to record a greater range of tonal detail than a camera could capture in a single photo. This opens up a whole new set of lighting possibilities which one might have previously avoided — for purely technical reasons. The new "merge to HDR" feature of Photoshop accomplishes this by combining a series of bracketed exposures into a single image, which encompasses the tonal detail of the entire series. Single Photo without HDR After High Dynamic Range Technique Image above courtesy of Kyle Kruchock (albeit in a heavily modified form). There is no free lunch however; trying to broaden the tonal range will inevitably come at the expense of decreased contrast in some tones. As digital sensors attain progressively higher resolutions, and thereby successively smaller pixel sizes, the one quality of an image which does not benefit is its dynamic range. Brightness Distribution Underexposure Overexposure *As measured by a digital camera. Reference
Mike Maples: "You Have to Be Willing to Throw it all away" [Video] If you are a entrepreneur– especially a first time entrepreneur or an entrepreneur outside of Silicon Valley– you need to stop what you are doing and watch this video. Yes, it is 45 minutes long. But it’s worth it. Last night at a Founder Institute event , super angel Mike Maples gave a talk about what he calls “pivots” and “thunder lizards.” Thunder lizards are startups born from atomic eggs that “emerge with attitude” want to disrupt and chew up their competition– both new world and old. They are big, chaotic, relentless and when successful, become huge companies. This isn’t about product iteration– the pivot has to do with business model. To some corners of the business world that may seem obvious, but in today’s build-a-product-throw-it-out-there-and-flip-it startup culture it is actually contrarian. I keep hearing from other super angels out raising funds that LPs are ga-ga over Maples and until this talk I wasn’t sure why.
50 Rules for Dad's of Daughters I was in tears as I read through this list, as I’m sure many grown daughters will be. Mothers – bookmark this list of rules and encourage your daughter’s daddy to read them, memorize them, and put them in to action. And, to all you Dads out there – be sure you pay close attention and heed these wise words. About Michael Michael Mitchell is an (almost) thirty-something dad who blogs daily tips and life lessons for dads of daughters at lifetoheryears.com. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Photo Credit :: Danielle Rocke Toews 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. Photo Credits can be found at the bottom of Michael’s original post. **9/15/11**This post has resonated so well with daughters and fathers, mothers and grandfathers, and has received many beautiful and heartfelt comments.
DEMO Wrap Up: 7 New Social Startups to Watch The DEMO Spring 2011 conference wrapped up yesterday in Palm Springs, and echoing the current climate in the Valley, day two of the conference belonged to startups focused on social technologies. From social CRM platforms, photo sharing, and social networks to aggregation and reader engagement tools to video and group chat, the day’s startups showed that the interest in the “social” Web only continues to blossom. Here, in no particular order, is a look at seven new interesting startups worth keeping an eye on: Marginize: Marginize is a browser add-on that allows you to annotate Websites and to leave comments, adding a social layer to every site you visit. The user can add or join an existing “margin” layer to browse and discover what others have said about the site you’re visiting. You can leave a comment or browse those left by others.
Powerful Marketing Words In Go Mobile, the book I’ve written with Jeanne Hopkins from HubSpot, we review a list of the 14 most powerful words in marketing so that readers can use them in their mobile marketing campaigns. This post gives you a sneak peak at the list that’s included in the book. Enjoy. Have you ever bought a product that you didn’t really need? You know the kind — they’re often found in the aisle displays at Lowe’s, WalMart or Barnes & Noble. You grab it off the shelf, pay for it, then get home and say, “Why did I just buy something I didn’t really need?” Or, you may have been told about a deadline to buy concert tickets, join a health club or even buy a car for 0% interest. What’s up with that? This week, I’ll be posting blogs on this very topic. Below, you’ll find the 14 most powerful and effective words in marketing. I’ll cover this entire topic in depth when I speak at the SXSW conference. FreeNowYouSaveMoneyEasyGuaranteeHealthResultsNewLoveDiscoveryProvenSafety
7 Super Snacks That Heal If some doctors had their way today, Americans would be more medicated than industrial feedlot cattle. But what most people don’t realize is that the first line of defense against stress, fatigue, depression, and so many other maladies is found in supermarket aisles, not in the drug store. Research shows that the vitamins, minerals, and active compounds specific to certain fruits, vegetables, and even chocolate and red wine have an immediate and lasting impact on your mood, your health, your fitness — even your sex life. Whether you have a big presentation at work, or the need to burn a few hundred extra calories a day (and who doesn’t want to do that?), why not put food to work for you? 1. Eat This: 1 Cup of Low-Fat Yogurt or 2 Tbsp of Mixed Nuts Scientists in Slovakia gave people 3 grams each of two amino acids — lysine and arginine — or a placebo and asked them to deliver a speech. Not That! 2. Drink This:Green Tea Not That! 3. Eat This: A Handful of Trail Mix Not That! 4. Not That! 5.
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