- your web site was hacked,
- you deleted some important web site files by mistake, or
- your database got corrupted?
If you blog and you haven’t heard of StumbleUpon, you’re missing out on a great deal of quality referrals to your content. StumbleUpon is a website that specializes in social bookmarking, and is one of the best traffic-generators on the web for blogs who know how to embrace it properly. In 2011, StumbleUpon surpassed Facebook as the biggest social traffic driver on the internet. Although more recently, Facebook has overtaken StumbleUpon, and Pinterest is now in second place, StumbleUpon is still a none-too-shabby third, and it has a dedicated following.
Getting your blog noticed on StumbleUpon can seem a bit tricky at first, especially if you haven’t taken the time to familiarize yourself with how the site works. Users randomly “stumble” through sites, and rate them (with a simple thumbs up or down) as they discover them. The more sites they rate, the better StumbleUpon gets at serving up content that it thinks they would enjoy. When done the right way, a StumbleUpon campaign is a great way to get your humble little blog in front of hundreds or even thousands of new sets of eyes. [Read more…]
Business have long adopted technology to stay competitive, and make themselves more efficient and cost-effective. Today new technology is developing and being absorbed at a faster rate than ever.
Since it has reached into our homes via PC, tablet, and Mac, and into our pockets through our smartphones, companies have to keep pace to keep consumers engaged. Studies show that people will generally not stay on a web page if takes longer than seven seconds to load.
Failing to invest in the technology to keep a business up to speed literally translates to lost revenue. Because of this, there is a need for faster Internet connections, bandwidth, and smart design to stay competitive.
For many years that has meant spending money on servers, paying for maintenance, and the headache of keeping up to date with the latest innovations. Fortunately, the development of cloud technology and hosting solutions have taken the pressure off companies who lack the time, resources, and desire to manage their complex and ever-growing IT infrastructure. [Read more…]
It seems like everyone has a blog these days. If you’ve thought about starting a blog of your own (and maybe making some extra money from it), you’ll want to choose the right topic for the site.
You want a topic you care about other people will want to read about. Finding your niche can be hard, but once you do, you’ll see your blog grow in popularity right before your eyes.
Why choose a niche blog
The Internet is full of advice when it comes to starting a blog. Some might say you have to keep your website broad to attract as many readers as possible, while others argue that you should choose a specific topic and be one of the only websites that addresses that particular area of interest.
If you’re thinking about starting a blog that you hope to profit from, you’re likely to find more success if you find a niche. Here’s why: [Read more…]
Honestly, there are more than enough posts like this online, so it seems like there’s really nothing that can distinguish my take on the matter.
Well, actually I hope there is. That’s why I promise not to give you any useless unactionable advice like “create quality content.” No, this will be genuine. [Read more…]
There used to be a time when blogging on the go was not an easy thing. First, there was the matter of lugging around laptops that were so heavy you’d have a backache in the middle of the day. Then, there was the problem of connectivity.
Lucky for us bloggers, these issues are practically non-existent today. You can blog using a tablet or smartphone. Even laptops are so light these days that you won’t even feel the additional weight in your bag. (Well, not really, but you know what I mean.) Of course, 3G/LTE makes connectivity a non-issue – provided that your carrier has decent service.
If you want to maximize your blogging while on the road for one reason or another, here are some tips that will help you do just that. [Read more…]
Once an arena reserved for overwhelmed moms who needed to vent, blogging has become big business for individuals and companies worldwide. And savvy job seekers are harnessing the power of blogging to find a job. If you’re not convinced about this point, here are reasons a blog can get you your next job. [Read more…]
When LinkedIn was launched in 2003, the average person probably didn’t give it a second thought. Today, the social networking platform in the main venue where professionals want their profile to be found. It has become the de facto tool for professional networking.
Of course, there are still people who do not use LinkedIn to their advantage and see it as merely another social network. If you are in the market for a job, though, or you simply want to highlight your professional life, LinkedIn is an indispensable tool. But have you ever thought of using the platform to send some love your blog’s way? [Read more…]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation or the FBI, as they are more commonly known, is notorious for their covert surveillance activities which have frequently caused public outcries. The Bureau’s history with Magic Lantern is one such example. Soon after the arrest of crime boss Nicodemo S. Scarfo in 1999, the agency, which was previously thought to have the best interest of citizens at heart, began development of Magic Lantern when it realized it needed a more comprehensive monitoring solution to aid in their investigations of harassment, extortion and identity theft. [Read more…]
While your blog doesn’t necessarily have to be Pulitzer-prize worthy, it should certainly be value-laden. When readers finish the post, they should feel that they’ve either learned something from it or have been thoroughly entertained.
But with so many businesses now realising the value of blogging, we’re starting to see the same old stuff being churned out time and again. Recurring topics are hardly surprising given the amount of updates required of a well-maintained company blog. [Read more…]