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Videos Account Options Videos Enjoy your holiday favorites on the big screen. 'Tis the season for Chromecast. Privacy Terms Settings Advertising Business About Hacking Google Analytics: Ideas, Tips and Tricks By Claudiu Murariu Web analytics is a powerful tool made accessible to all of us through awesome free software such as Google Analytics. These tools are designed to satisfy the general needs of every kind of website out there. That’s why website analytics tools, in general, are very good at offering a fundamental overview of traffic data of a site, but not so good when it comes to answering specific questions.

Basic search help : Google search basics - Web Search Help Learn a few tips and tricks to help you easily find information on Google. Tip 1: Start with the basics No matter what you're looking for, start with a simple search like where's the closest airport?. You can always add a few descriptive words if necessary. If you're looking for a place or product in a specific location, add the location. Web 2.0: Pedagogical Evidence and Brain Research By Jeffery Ayer, Before I was introduced to wikis in April 2008, I never would have envisioned how much my teaching could use these new technologies. More importantly, my students could not be more ready to take their education to a new level that I sincerely hope will better connect them to the world and prepare them to participate in a digital world. The time is now, and while students have been hungry for this opportunity, the reinforcing research is thorough enough to justify using wikis,blogs, podcasts, Flickr, Moodle, and online writing technologies that I feel can significantly improve students’ writing, and perhaps more importantly, prepare them for digital citizenship. This article is the 1st in a series, based on action research I collected while studying for my M.Ed, explores the impact digital technology can have on how our students learn, and how we, as educators, can leverage that impact for the good of our students. The Pedagogy and Politics of Technology in the classroom

20 Professional Headline Fresh and Free Fonts To help with your search for a clean and professional headline font we have twenty fresh fonts you may consider using. For your content to make an impact with readers, whether that be web or print, you do need to have a title that is not only descriptive and attention grabbing but also designed clearly and legible. Choosing that font can be a very difficult task. You could search through the multitude of free font directories, and scan through their thousands upon thousands of fonts. But, the most of the fonts that you will find are not really suited for giving a professional look to your headlines.

Understanding 'Traffic Sources' in Google Analytics The Google Analytics “Traffic Sources” section can help ecommerce marketers understand how well campaigns are working and how better to invest in site content, advertising, or other forms of engagement. Google Analytics is a free service that uses cookies — which we explain in “Cookies Make Shoppers Feel Welcome” — to monitor how visitors are interacting with a particular site. The Traffic Sources overview and its various sub-menu items describe how visitors are getting to your site. Press Center: Zeitgeist zeit·geist | Pronunciation: 'tsIt-"gIst, 'zIt | Function: noun | Etymology: German, from Zeit (time) + Geist (spirit) | Date: 1884 | Meaning: the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era. "Zeitgeist" means "the spirit of the times", and Google reveals this spirit through the aggregation of millions of search queries we receive every day. We have several tools that give insight into global, regional, past and present search trends. These tools are available for you to play with, explore, and learn from. Use them for everything from business research to trivia answers.

Free Tools for Getting the Most out of this Blog I love all of the web apps and cool sites that pop up on the Internet. Many of them are cool in a gadgety way but not always practical; but they are fun to play with. And then there are some that are practical. 50 Free PSD UI Kits and Templates for Web Designers For every web designer, having a selection of pre-designed and editable web UI elements is key to organizing and optimizing work-flow. Not only do web UIs allow you to rapidly prototype multiple web pages with uniformity, they also aid your personal creativity by having each elements basic structure in-place allowing you to give each your own personal design touches. In this post we have 50 beautifully designed and editable pre-designed PSD UI kits, covering all of the major UI requirements of the modern web designer.

Google Search Tricks, Tips and Hints - Michael Gray Even though I work in the search engine space I have a lot of the same bad search habits that most people have. I expect Google to know that when I type in [Wedding Band] it should know whether I’m looking for jewelry or musicians. With that in mind I’m going to provide some tips to help you use Google to find things faster and quicker. You can find many of these tips on Google’s website or other sites, however what I’m going to do is show you how to use some of these special queries to get better results.

The Primary Barrier to Virtualization Performance : VMblog.com - Virtualization Technology News and Information for Everyone Hardware virtualization has solved many problems in computing environments. First among these would be the advanced utilization of hardware; prior to virtualization, a new server meant new hardware, a new version of the OS and new applications. Virtualization now means that a new server is as simple as its virtual creation. It can run the same or a different operating system as the host server. It can be running the same or entirely different applications.

HTML5 and CSS3 Form References, Resources and Tutorials This article explores some of the new HTML5 form features and how it has greatly improved text inputs, search boxes and other form fields by providing better and cleaner controls for validating data allowing you to build complicated forms with far less code and even less bemusement. Accompany all of this with some fantastic CSS3 properties and you are able to create stylish and highly-usable forms that go way beyond anything plain ol’ HTML and CSS2 could ever muster. This article features some of the most useful HTML5 and CSS3 form references, resources, and tutorials that will make your understanding and knowledge of HTML5 forms all the better and make your development life much easier.

GMAIL TOOLBOX: 60+ Tools For Gmail With Google announcing the ability to increase your Gmail storage capacity this week, we decided to delve into other ways to extend and enhance Google's popular webmail service. Presenting: 60+ tools and resources for Gmail. Desktop Applications GCount - An application for Mac OSX that alerts you to new mail. gDisk - An app for Mac OSX giving the ability to turn Gmail accounts into storage drives. gFeeder - A small ticker for your Gmail that will let you know at a glance what's coming in for you.

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