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New Google Android Add-ons Make Mobile Working Easier

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From today, using 3rd-party services on your mobile device in conjunction with Google's office programs became that much easier. Google Docs and Sheets now have available Android add-ons within the Google Play web storefront or directly via GoogleSheets and Docs. Simply download them and instantly have the capability to do a whole range of extra jobs such as preparing a contract for e-signing or importing CRM data.

The first batch of add-ons have been produced with several partners. For example, CRM data is incorporated into Google Sheets via ProsperWorks. A signing process is completed in Docs or Sheets via DocuSign's add-on, while one can use data in Sheets to create mobile apps through AppSheet. Finally, Scanbot uses OCR to first scan business documents and then recreate them as editable text within Docs.

Making Extra Money Online

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Don't expect to get rich overnight from these articles, but if you are looking for a reliable work at home scheme, or if you want to supplement your current income, you can get some useful tips.

One website worth you taking a look at is Swagbucks. The site can help you to make a few extra dollars in various quick and easy ways, including trading in used books and video games, reviewing websites, taking simple surveys and answering polls.

Selling your unwanted stuff on eBay is a lot easier than you think, and it understandably remains one of the most popular ways to make extra money online.

Important Metrics For Ranking A Website

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The importance of various metrics and how these factors influence your website's ranking in the search engine results is an essential part of boosting your site's ranking. Factors, such as PR, MOZ rank, domain authority and page authority are certainly important; however, another important metric is Trust Flow. Here's how these factors can influence SERP results.

Google Page Rank

Relevant links from high authority websites can influence page rank. These links can help a site rank, but it is only one factor of many that must be considered.

Domain Authority

Moz.com introduced Domain Authority as a measure of 3 factors, domain size, popularity and age. The higher this number, the more credibility the site has. Credibility is determined by the number of quality links pointing to a page or site. A popular website with numerous outside links as well as excellent interlinking will typically have greater credibility. This domain authority score is important for ranking with Google.

4 Shortcuts To Improving Your Google Indexing

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If your website can't easily be found on Google, few people will know that it actually exists! As the largest and most popular search engine, acquiring organic traffic is imperative to meeting the website owner's goals.

Try the following 4 tips to guide you in improving your website's Google indexing results:

1. Ensure You Exist on Google

Don't bother with the submission form that Google has. Instead, aim to get a backlink to your site from a website of repute. This shows that your site is well-thought of and that you're not just a spammer. Neil Patel explains how Google crawls your site in this article.

Udacity And Google Introduce An Android Programming Course Aimed At Novices

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Google wishes to encourage people to master programming -- particularly for its' Android interface. Although the firm has already provided several courses on programming, they were usually aimed at people with at a bit of basic programming knowledge.

From today, Google's Android Basics Nanodegree course is offered on Udacity - the web educational platform. It is the first time Google has promoted an Android nanodegree class intended for those with no knowledge of programming.

Shanea King-Roberson, Google's program manager, said that Google wanted to make Android development understandable and accessible to all, so that irrespective of your circumstances, you can master app building and enhance the lives of others.

Ways to Promote Your Infographic Online

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Infographics have become a popular way to demonstrate a point visually and get links back to your site at the same time. You can take a long post and simplify the message into a visual presentation that readers will enjoy and want to share. Here are some great ways to make sure you get lots of traffic from your infographic creation.

Add the infographic to your site: If you have created an infographic, make sure to first post on your own site.

Provide an embed code so others can easily place the infographic on their sites. Also have Social Sharing buttons on the page so it is easy to share your work on social networks.

Promote your Infographic in your own social accounts and Facebook properties.

Where Can Software Engineers Earn The Most?

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Software engineers are in demand now than ever before. There are certain countries where you'll earn more money for your skill and hard work. Here's a list of the 12 countries where software engineering pays the most on average.

12. France: $54,700

Employees also in the country where they get one of the best qualities of life.

11. United Kingdom: $56,200

The rate is around $13,000 more than an average employee in the country.

10. Canada: $57,500

The job was ranked 12th best in a 2015 Best Jobs article from Canadian Business.

9. New Zealand: $59,600

The country has a shortage of software engineers.

8. Sweden: $61,400

No shortages but the role is in demand.

7. Germany: $63,800

SAP and Siemens is one of the world's largest corporations and based here.

6. Australia: $65,900

Software engineers earn around $4,000 more than the average citizen.

5. Israel: $70,700

It is Bloomberg's 6th most favorable countries for tech firms, making it a software engineer's dream.

4. Denmark: $71,500

Polaris has just bought 65% of Configit and will expand the company.

3. United States: $76,000

It is the home of Silicon Valley, and software engineers earn around $20,000 more than the average citizen.

2. Norway: $81,400

The downside here is the pay is $15,000 on average less than the average worker.

1. Switzerland: $104,200

This is just an average, and many are paid much more!

Day in the life...Software Engineer

5 Ways To Re-Present Your Original Blog Content

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Blog posts are usually the most popular method of publishing original content on our platforms. But what are the best ways to use those written words to create a different piece of content?

Try these 5 ideas to repurpose your blog content:

1. Record yourself or someone else reading out the blog content word for word and create an audio file.

Publish and make the audio available as a podcast, bonus for subscribers or free content for subscriber list building.

2. Repackage the Content as an Infographic

Visually represent the most important points and concepts from your blog.

Publish as a bonus for subscribers or free content for subscriber list building. Or share as an image on social media with a link back to your blog post or some other destination.

In an era where many people prefer to digest information and ideas visually and quickly, infographics can be the perfect bite-size option. As well as the greater likelihood of them being shared, they are great bait for those persons who still like to read in-depth content.

Microsoft Plans To Release Minecraft: Education Edition

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Microsoft is adding yet another market for its popular Minecraft video game, announcing that it has acquired the rights to MinecraftEdu from Teacher Gaming LLC. MinecraftEdu adapts Minecraft into a teaching tool, featuring a library of lesson plans for subjects such as STEM, history, language, and art. Microsoft plans to rename the service Minecraft Education Edition and launch it on a free trial basis this summer.

The regular version of Minecraft was designed to encourage an interest in game design and programming in children, but MinecraftEdu caters specifically to the needs of the educator. Teachers can adapt the game's virtual world to their own needs, and easily download modifications made by other instructors. At the time of the acquisition, MinecraftEdu was used in 7,000 classrooms across 40 different countries worldwide. Microsoft's brand power is expected to sharply increase this number.

Grow Your Online Business With Automation and Outsourcing

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Doing the urgent things instead of working on the important things.

Your blog dies if you do not do the important things.

Automation

Automation is one solution. Any routine boring tasks, automate them. The work required is quickly paid off.

For example, posting items to social media. Pick one of two times a day to post your new content to social networks.

Posting content can also be scheduled to happen and certain times.

IFTTT is a great tool to publish your content to various networks and it is totally free. You can reuse someone else’s recipe to automate things you do daily.

Macro Scripts are great things to use to automate tasks. iMacros web browser plugin is a big time saver.

Linking tools are a great way to monetize your website without going through all the work in joining networks and placing links on your site. Infolinks for example, has a plugin that will take words within your post and make them into links that you then get paid for when certain actions occur.

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