15 Coolest Photos You Won't Believe Are Not Photoshopped Dean Potter's most recent solo walk at Taft Point in Yosemite by Photographer Jeff Cunningham. Sleeping on Heaven. Apparently, the model was just jumping! (The left-hand side is a mirror, and the right-hand side is clear glass, with another girl standing on the other side). 10 Social Media Plan Templates & Free Resources for Beginners When I first started my consultancy business as a Social Media Marketer, I spent tons of time drafting, formulating and perfecting my proposals and presentations. In the process, I read and referred to many a posts and articles on various sites. A few of them really did help and add value to my learning.
Link Building 101: How to Conduct a Backlink Analysis Every day, individuals who are new to SEO need to learn the basics of link building and important concepts and strategies within a campaign. This link building 101 post will continue the education of new link builders, this time on the topic of how to perform a backlink analysis Being able to perform a thorough backlink analysis is a fundamental element to any link building campaign. What's more, running backlink analyses can help develop your fundamental knowledge of links, link building strategies, and link quality. What are the elements of a thorough backlinks analysis: Total number of linksNumber of unique domainsLinking domains vs total linksAnchor text usage and variance – branded, keyword rich, etc.Fresh/incoming linksPage performanceLink quality*
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5 Easy Steps to a Winning Social Media Plan So you’ve set up your social media empire using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and you’re blogging too. But how do you make it all work together? You want to reach potential clients and establish your authority online, but what’s your plan? This article delivers five foolproof steps to get you on your way to finding, formulating and distributing content that will get you noticed. Content could include your own blog posts or links to others people’s work posted on your social networks. #1: Find Your Target Audience.
32 White Hat Ways to Build Inbound Links This is a guest post by Corey Northcutt, who manages a Chicago-based SEO and content marketing agency called Northcutt. Follow him on Google+ or Twitter at @northcuttSEO, and read his SEO blog. There’s no question that building great inbound links to your site is hard work. While many site owners resort to spamming blog comment sections to get their backlinks, that’s neither necessary, nor effective for your SEO efforts. But it's probably just a last ditch effort since, although there's much talk about generating inbound links, the nitty gritty ways to actually do that are rarely discussed.
What Drives Consumer Adoption Of New Technologies? I'm participating in a panel discussion this morning during the offsite of a major media company. They sent me a list of questions in preparation of the event. One of the questions was the title of this post; "What drives consumer adoption of new technologies?". It's an interesting question and one I've never tried to answer directly in writing. But it's also a question we attempt to answer every day in our firm as we evaluate thousands of new startups every year. Let's take ten of the most popular new consumer technology products in recent years (with a couple of our portfolio companies in the mix): iPhone, Facebook, Wii, Hulu, FlipCam, Rock Band, Mafia Wars, Blogger, Pandora, and Twitter and let's try to describe in one sentence or less why they broke out (feel free to debate the reasons they broke out in the comments):
The Beginner's Checklist to Planning Your Social and Digital Media Strategy The Internet and social media doesn’t sleep. It’s alive, and active, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days per year. But, how is it that marketers and social media managers are near the top of the list of professionals with the greatest work-life balance? If you are new to digital marketing and social media as a career, or just want to have more time for doing the things you love outside of work, here’s a checklist to get you started as a newcomer to social media marketing. 1. Audit the brand’s current activity across platforms
Link Building Tactics (Complete List) - Point Blank SEO Remember how people say, "it's not about what you know, it's about who you know"? The same goes for the Web. Those relationships will turn into links, both in the short-term & the long-term. Just like with getting people to see you content, I realized a lot of the tactical ways to build relationships aren’t direct ways to get links, I decided to delete that section in this guide, and list all of them here instead. So here they are. The 50 Most Popular Web Design Blog Posts, Resources & Cheat Sheets of 2007 Basics & Principles 9 Essential Design Principles - PSDtuts, known for its Photoshop tutorials, gives us a nice list of basic design principles that can be applied to many different media types, but are often lost in amateur web design. The Importance of White space - One of the oldest principals of design is white space, and knowing how to use it properly could mean wonders for your design. Popular site A List Apart tackles the subject. 8 Design Tactics to Help You When You're Stuck -Every designer goes through hard times of "designer's block"; Matt Inman (also known as "Oatmeal") gives us 8 tactics to help you get back to work. 10 Great Website Redesigns of 2007 - How better to enhance your design abilities then to learn from the mistakes of those in the past?