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SEO (search-engine optimatization) is the process of making your web content as "friendly" as possible to search engines so they can a) find it, and b) determine its bottom-line message, and c) deliver it to users looking for it.I have found that one element of successful SEO is creating page...
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Every once in awhile, design becomes a dreaded chore, because nothing seems to work or everything feels uninspired. Most people expect designers to be creative at all times, but just like any occupation, there are peaks and valleys to project navigation, skill level, and attitude about the work. Every designer...
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The web is atwitter this week with yet another change to Facebook's privacy practices, which will allow your information to be shared with third parties. The examples being provided are things like: - If you go to imDB to research a movie, you'll see which of your Facebook friends have...
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When you're trying to gauge the traffic to your site and its growth across a period, Alexa is one tool. This information--traffic rank, growth or loss of traffic, and sites linking in--is available to anyone with Internet access, so it's easy to rely on for a quick overview of a...
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Currently, a business partner and I are developing an iPhone app (and boy, am I getting antsy for its completion). My husband and I discuss ideas for widgets, apps, and games all the time. The problem with techie ideas, of course, is that development can be expensive: There's the labor...
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In Kindle Formatting Tips: Part 1, we talked about why you should format your book in HTML and explored some principles to get you started. This segment deals with images. I am going to stick with references to Kindle 2 for now, since it is the most widely used device....
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Unfortunately for the publishing industry, there are many options today that make self-publishing a viable alternative to securing a traditional publishing contract. That doesn't mean it's easy or inexpensive: Expect to shell out time and money to find the right combination of solutions to fit your plan. Also know that...
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A lot of people have built themselves websites for personal or small-business use, but they don't understand how to get users there.Have you ever Googled yourself and tried to figure out why some old webpage shows up high in the search results? Are search engines a mystery to you?(Side note:...
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So, for probably about a year, I've been seeing people using post images they created with the "Mad Men Yourself" feature at AE.com. Since its inception, the avatar generator has been improved with added features, and some of the most recent images I've seen include new backgrounds and larger sizes....
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