It can be a challenge to write a great blog post, even if you enjoy writing, what with all the other demands on your time. Ideally, you should not spend more than 15 minutes on writing your blog post, and if that sounds unrealistic, the following tips can help.
Write down ideas as they come to you. Most people have up to 80 ideas each day, and you should keep a notebook handy, or make notes on your phone's notepad and put ideas down as they occur to you. It means you aren't scrambling at the last minute trying to think of something.
Pointing out that it is more effective to show someone how something works or how to carry out a task, Quora video answers were introduced earlier this month.
Until the move, Quora users were only able to respond with embedded videos, natively hosted photographs or text. Now the new system allows the beta group users to record a video on Android or IOS for all other users to see.
Tommy MacWilliam, head of noble at Quora explained that the Quora video answers feature will allow users to vote favorably or negatively for a video answer, and the feature will help to share useful knowledge with the world.
From long, sentimental posts to black and white photographs from childhood... let's face it, when it comes to mothers, all of Facebook is incredibly "thankful" for all that mothers do each and every day to make our lives so much sweeter.
In addition to all those heartfelt sentiments that were shared last Sunday, to kick off Mother's Day weekend, the social site brought back the purple flower reaction which allowed you to respond to posts with a reaction of "thankfulness"... instead of a simple Like.
New Launch from Google -- Certification Program for Mobile Site Developers
Today, the new launch from Google includes a certification for mobile site developers. The exam for this program covers a number of important aspects, such as the basics of how to improve site speed for mobile users, mobile UX designs that are effective, and why mobile sites matter, as well as more advanced topics such as progressive web apps.
According to Google, passing the program is designed to show that you have achieved a demonstrated ability to effectively build and optimize quality websites; it also gives you a tool that can be used to promote yourself as a mobile site developer, accredited by Google.
Much of the content contained in the study guide is focused on site speed. Google notes that most visitors to a mobile site will leave if the site doesn't load in under 3 seconds, but, yet, average load times for mobile landing pages falls in the 22 second range (of course, visitors who leave before the site fully loads, aren't going to be clicking on Google ads either).
SEO Costs can be broken out into two categories, things you can do now and get closure and things that go on for some period of time longer.
The first category is fairly cut and dry: identify what the problem is, work on fixing it, then move to the next problem. Simple as that. Like a puzzle, you put a piece down and search for the next piece.
The second category is a bit more complex. Here's where a significant chunk of digital marketing takes place. This is the ongoing process that never really ends. There are always more keywords that need to be optimized, there is always additional content that needs to be published, there's always additional socializing that needs to be done, links that need be found and data analysis is a never ending task.
Don't short-circuit your strategy by putting all your eggs into the short-term cost. You need a long-term strategy that will reap rewards for perpetuity. Look at it as an office space which requires ongoing expenses and maintenance.
Think about these costs as some percentage of every dollar you earn, as if you were putting it toward rent. This cost requires a line in the budget. Costs can always be reduced on one category and increased for the other, but a balance needs to be struck and revisited regularly.
In 2017, fast-loading content is key to keeping customers on your site. Is yours up to speed? Consider the following tips to improve your website speed.
Using a content delivery network will speed up your site's loading time considerably and improve user experience. A content delivery network (CDN) uses an efficient file delivery system that allows users to quickly access pages. Many CDN's use services located around the world. Choose a location close to the end user, and improve the experience dramatically.
Secondly, reduce the number of redirects your site uses. While redirects can sometimes be handy, too many redirects can unnecessarily slow a site due to bad server requests. Reduce the number of redirects to as few as possible. You should also scan your site for any broken links, as these delay site load time.
Facebook tests breaks for ads interrupting on-demand videos on their platform, and video creators get a 55 percent cut on the revenues.
Facebook has announced it is testing the concept of ad breaks during on-demand videos in collaboration with a limited group of partners who will garner 55 percent of the ad revenue generated by the plan. Facebook keeps the remaining 45 percent. This could create changes in how video makers make videos, causing them to create content that keeps viewers hooked through ad breaks and drawing more video creators to Facebook.
As Facebook tests breaks for ads, they are allowing video producers to pick where they want the ads to appear in their video, as long as they come on no sooner than 20 seconds into the piece and are a minimum of two minutes apart.
For 2017, the tax filing deadlines for 2016 tax returns has been extended to Tuesday, April 18, 2017. If needed, you can ask for a six-month extension but this only defers the filing date because all estimated owed taxes have to be paid by the April 18 deadline to avoid penalties.
You can request an extension easily by filing Form 4868 via your chosen tax software, IRS e-file or through the mail. You can submit payment via debit or credit card, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, Direct Pay or at any 7-Eleven which participates in the PayNearMe program (daily payments cannot exceed $1,000). With an extension, your return has to be on its way to the IRS by October 16, 2017. If you pay income tax in the state that you reside in, the federal extension simultaneously gives you an extension for the state return.
Fiverr is essentially a marketplace where mostly home-based freelancers provide their adept services while owners get skilled professionals to handle their business tasks. It is, therefore, a market for innovative and expert services, implying that regardless of the work you want to be completed by experts, be sure you’ll find an expert who can handle it. Small businesses using the site are referred to as buyers since they buy services from freelancers. Freelancers, on the other hand, are called sellers, because they sell their expertise and services. Both sellers and buyers benefits immensely from Fiverr online platform as follows.
LEGO produced the Mindstorms platform for older children and adults to use their creativity to make robotic projects. Presently, LEGO launched the Boost platform, which is a robotics and programming development for children around the age of seven (7). This Boost package has everything to make five (5) projects including Frankie, a robotic cat, and Vernie, a comedic robot.
The Boost kit contains a battery-powered core system which gives power to the several motors, and a motion and color sensor. Simon Kent from LEGO demonstrated that the two (2) kits have the ability to train the robots to make music on harmonicas.