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Google’s Matt Cutts somewhat confirmed on Twitter that Google has taken action on another guest blogging network. This network is named PostJoint and claims “there’s no footprints.” Someone tweeted to Matt that PostJoint was penalized. In fact, if you check out Google for a search on their name, their web site no longer ranks on […] April 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm ET by Barry Schwartz | | Read Story Google Trends announced today it has added a “Subscribe” feature, allowing users to receive email notifications on search topics, Hot Searches for any country, or any US monthly top chart.

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BackWPup Free - WordPress Backup Plugin The backup plugin BackWPup can be used to save your complete installation including /wp-content/ and push them to an external Backup Service, like Dropbox, S3, FTP and many more, see list below. With a single backup .zip file you are able to easily restore an installation. Please understand: this free version will not be supported as good as the BackWPup Pro version. Clustering Engine Carrot2 Search Results Clustering Engine Carrot2 organizes your search results into topics. With an instant overview of what's available, you will quickly find what you're looking for. Choose where to search: Type your query:

8 Awesome Mashups Made Possible by APIs This series is supported by PayPal X Innovate 2009, PayPal’s first dedicated developer conference. Register for $49 with the code ppblog3 or join us at $50 if you are a student. We here at Mashable are big fans of mashup services — it's our name, after all! 100 Search Engines For Academic Research Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too.

5 Tools to Curate Content like a Pro Have you noticed more content curation sites popping up in the last few months? Would you like to learn a content curation strategy that can help you share valuable content and generate social media engagement? In this article I will teach you how to use 5 of the most popular content curation platforms and how to integrate these into a daily content curation campaign. Trap.it More than a social platform, Trap.it is a discovery engine. By typing in keywords, trap.it will search for authority articles from the web.

The 10 Most Popular WordPress Plugins Ever since launching in 2003, WordPress has become the go-to publishing platform that has been downloaded well over 60 million times. But, what makes everyone from CNN to TechCrunch to TED to the NFL use this extremely popular blogging service? The most obvious answer would be because of how flexible and easy WordPress is to setup. What makes WordPress so popular, and awesome, is that essentially anyone can use it, which is why some 409 million people view over 14 billion pages each and every month. And while that’s impressive, your WordPress experience can be enhanced through the use of plugins. Topsy - Instant social insight With iOS 9, Search lets you look for content from the web, your contacts, apps, nearby places, and more. Powered by Siri, Search offers suggestions and updates results as you type. There are two ways to use Search on your iOS device.

The 18 best wireframe tools Wireframe tools make the process of knowing how to create an app or website fundamentally easier, by visually stripping the product down and allowing all involved to focus purely on functions and user interactivity. Clients need to understand how your proposed app or website will work. But simply explaining to them verbally or textually leaves the vast majority of functions down to their imagination. Wireframe tools can be extremely helpful in squaring that circle. There are more wireframe tools on the market than ever, each offering varying levels of functionality. Some software can be used purely for simple wireframes, while others will allow you to create a working prototype.

100 Google Search Tricks In today’s schools, most research is completed online, and Google is a great resource for combing the web. But at the same time, it’s not always easy to find exactly what you want, given that there are usually millions of results — with varying degrees of accuracy. These tricks can help you find the best results, while saving time and making your life easier. How to do an SEO site audit like a boss The No. 1 rule in SEO is to check your site for on-site search engine optimization problems. The reality is that no matter how amazing your webmaster is, there’s a 99.9% chance your site will still have some problems. Visibility is usually at the top of the list, followed by missing, incomplete or broken copy, links and images.

If You're Not Following These Tips, No One Will Click on Your Pay-Per-Click Ads If your pay-per-click advertising is experiencing low click-through rates and conversion rates, your ad copy might be to blame. Due to the size limitations of PPC ads, you must use the available character space wisely to present your ads in a manner that attracts clicks. Turning average ad copy into excellent ad copy can drastically improve your clicks, conversions and revenue. Follow these six tips to get started: Related: 10 Quick Ways to Increase Your Ads' Clickthrough Rates

By Request - Good Alternatives to Google Image Search This morning I received an email from a reader that has been frustrated by the results her students are getting when they search on Google Images. Rather than relying on the filters on Google Images to generate good results for students, give one of these other sources of images a try. The Morgue File photo collection contains thousands of images that anyone can use for free in academic or commercial presentations. The image collection can be searched by subject category, image size, color, or rating. You will find a mix of images that don't require attribution along with some that do require attribution so pay attention to the labels that come with each picture.

4 Sites You Must Explore to Write Notes While Watching Videos for Learning About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.

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