Searching for Profits in Mobile Screenshots via OptimizelyWhen conducting an A/B test, VeggieTales, a children’s media property, found that it got a significant increase in revenue per visitor on a mobile device on a version of its site optimized for phones and tablets compared to its standard view. Maybe the problem of making money in mobile is getting easier, using the same basic technique that was used for the web. Or for that matter, for junk mail. Optimizely specializes in A/B testing services for Web companies — a popular method of making design and content choices on the web. The idea is that instead of developing a theory about what might work, a company sends out several versions of, say, an ad or a photo spread, and the most popular one becomes a standard, at least until the next test.
Craigstrachan - Keep talking! I have been a paid user of Evernote for a couple of years and have always found it to be a very good service. However I have become recently more and more frustrated in it, in particular changing the MAC interface to a complex and unintuitive interface, and the reliability of the sycing between the cloud and the IOS app. So I have been looking for an alternative, and I think I may have found it in DEVONThink pro. Since both DEVONThink and Evernote are used to store and find pretty much anything stored in notebooks (e.g. notes, documents, images, PDF etc), they pretty much do the same thing. In some ways DEVONThink does it much better than Evernote, but there are a few limitations as well. Here is a feature comparison (this is not an exhaustive list of all the features, just what I consider to be most important for me), and some general comments after.
59 Tools, 9 Books, and 7 Great Pieces of Advice on Productivity 98 Flares Filament.io 98 Flares × On Wednesday, June 11, we kicked off a new weekly Twitter chat called #Bufferchat. In the past, our COO, Leo, hosted #toolschat and found great advice and tools through those Twitter chats. It was definitely time to bring back a Buffer-hosted Twitter chat, and our goal behind #Bufferchat is to further bind our incredible community and create amazing, helpful discussions. See if DEVONthink for Mac works for your data management needs Derek Schauland introduces DEVONthink for the Mac -- a database management application that helps you store, organize, and search many types of data in one handy app. Keeping track of documents, files, and folders becomes increasingly more challenging everyday. The volume of data that needs to be tracked, on my laptop alone is astounding and to do that using the traditional file/folder hierarchy becomes less useful with each document. While surfing the Internet to solve a different problem, I came across DEVONthink and was a intrigued to see if it could help me manage my information. What is DEVONthink? DEVONthink is a database for tagging and tracking information of all kinds.
s Link Building Resources - Linkarati There are nearly an infinite number of ways to build links. You’re only limited by your creativity – any way you dream to make another website share your content, message, thoughts, beliefs, work, or ideas will typically result in a link. The following are tactics that have proven effective time and time again, and have been largely explained by a variety of sources. Remember that you need to diversify your efforts and customize each campaign based upon your niche, industry, product, and goals. Each and everyone of these tactics can be successful, but it will vary site to site. Guest Posting
22 File-Sharing Tools for Easy Collaboration Working online means we often have files we want to share with teammates or clients. While emailing attachments is still a popular choice to send files, it has restrictions on file size. It's also not conducive to collaboration, as it doesn't allow for multiple people to work on the same file at once. Instead of overflowing email inboxes with attachments, we can make use of a variety of file-sharing tools, all cloud-based, with many including storage facilities to track your transfers. These tools also save you from the setup, cost and maintenance of running your own home server (VPN), and make it easy to upload files to share with friends or colleagues, access remotely (on any device), or store for later.
6 tools to help you create fab infographics Igor Ovsyannykov is a self-described geek who works at InspirationFeed and he’s built a list for us with his top 5 (actually, I count 6) sites that will help you build infographics. They are: Infogr.amCreatelywhatabout.meInfoActivePicktochartEasel.ly Each of these is described, with illustrations and links provided, here: Inspiration Feed. More stories about marketing. 16 Free Tools That Make Content Creation Way Easier Creating content isn't always a walk in the park. (In fact, it can sometimes feel more like a sprint in a swamp.) While other parts of business and marketing are becoming increasingly automated, content creation is still a very manual job. Automation hasn't yet replaced what we do (thank goodness). That being said, there are plenty of tools out there to make creating content much easier.
Let DevonThink Personal Organize Your Files DevonThink Personal is an amazing piece of software to organize your notes, PDFs, bookmarks, articles, and anything else you can think of. It’s one of those apps you’re bound to have heard of semi-frequently if you’ve been using a Mac for any decent amount of time, most within articles about paperless workflows. But that’s not everything DevonThink is up to. The Personal edition of DevonThink offers most of the features which made the application well-known for organizing your snippets of text, and the famous artificial intelligence to find references among your files.
Building Your Own Web Site, Free Personal Web sites have been around a long time. Just ask anyone with an old Angelfire or GeoCities page. But now, Internet users have a dizzying array of free, feature-rich services to choose from — no coding skills required. “These days, personal site builders have a lot more functions, and they’re a lot better because of it,” said Brian Blau, a research director at Gartner, the technology research firm. Still, Mr. Blau noted, the free model has drawbacks. Startup Tools Startup Tools 1. Startup Tools Click Here 2. Lean LaunchPad Videos Click Here Supersize your free cloud storage to 100GB or more Just a few short years ago, cloud storage services that synced files and folders across multiple PCs and mobile devices were just a dream. But thanks to the rapid rise of entities like Dropbox, SugarSync, and Google Drive, cloud storage and syncing services are nearly ubiquitous today, acting as hard drives in the sky that help you do all kinds of things—such as creating a bulletproof (almost) backup system or turbocharging your productivity to blistering new levels—no matter where you are. If you have the space, that is. Truly wondrous setups require robust cloud storage capabilities, but that doesn’t mean you have to drop dollars for extra gigs. Most services offer free accounts with modest quantities of complimentary cloud storage. In isolation, these pittances don’t amount to much, but merged into Voltron-like unity, the free storage from several services can achieve mammoth totals.
10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without Recently something terribly obvious--yet powerful--occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one else has done, you need to do things no one else does. So, I thought, who achieves things that very few do? I made a list of the top 10 entrepreneurs that I learn from daily. Then I thought, which things are they doing that could really help more people? When I emailed the idea to my Fast Company editor, she came back with something I found valuable: Small Business Cloud Apps That Make Work Easier Bring up the cloud and you're likely to find people who either love it or don't trust it—no matter how secure and reliable you tell them it is. It's easy to see it both ways. For small businesses, cloud storage is affordable and frees you up from maintaining expensive physical servers that need upkeep. And it also makes accessing, updating, and sharing files—usually from any device—simple and fast. Yet it's not without risk. High-profile outage incidents have shown that no entity is completely immune from hackers or downtime, regardless of what cloud service providers would have you believe.