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October 19, 2014 - 01:52 | 3 replies

Every blog gets tons of spam comments daily basis. If not tons then a lot compared to the amount of real, non-spam comments. Due to this blogs have different methods of catching, reporting and clearing away the spam. There are bloggers who moderate all the comments and those of us who have automated spam filtering. Though the automation doesn't catch all the spam...

October 17, 2014 - 02:01 | 1 reply

It's not only because of the web. Partially, but not completely. It's also because of the tabloids and other trashy "journalism". Additionally it's because everyone is so darned busy. Apparently most don't really read the content which they are sharing and engaging. All of this has created an obsession for the titles. The title is to be just the right length and...

October 9, 2014 - 18:11 | 0 replies

There are many ways to find photos online which you can use legally on your blog. I have listed sites which host free images. The most common licensing used for free photos are Creative Commons licenses. If the photo is licensed under CC0 aka public domain, they can be used without crediting the source. The public domain images are the most flexible, of course and...

October 4, 2014 - 03:35 | 4 replies

When I was a kid I had multiple diaries. Before getting my first computer the diaries were those pretty little books with locks. At some point I usually lost the key of the lock so I had to break in to my own diary. It wasn't very hard though, so not a big problem. When I got my first computer I started to write a diary with it. For all of my diaries I had big plans...

October 3, 2014 - 17:10 | 2 replies

The most popular advice for growing your email list is to offer your new subscribers some sort of a free gift. However if gifts are all your subscribers are after they aren't likely to be so much interested about your email content. I'm not talking here against gifts for subscribers, but I think there's a better way to lure people to your email list and make sure...

October 2, 2014 - 17:33 | 4 replies

We want our web free. But not only free, we want it ad free. Besides getting to use Facebook, Twitter and other services for free they are supposed not to serve ads to fund their services either. The new "Facebook killer" Ello (which actually is more like Twitter than Facebook, but hey, let's call them all Facebook killers for a good measure) has gained notice of...

September 19, 2014 - 22:11 | 2 replies

If you have a Twitter button or widget on your website you are already using Twitter Web Intents. Also if you are using a third party service or plugin to create a Click-To-Tweet link on your website they most likely are created using Web Intents. But you don't have to use a Twitter widget or a service or plugin to create your own Web Intents. You can create them...

September 10, 2014 - 02:47 | 4 replies

Quite popular and highly valued bloggers keep sharing misinformation about bounce rate. According to them it means the time your audience members spend time on your site. Bounce rate has very little to do with the time and in most cases it has nothing to do with it. A person can spend half an hour on your site and still create a bounce. I have wrote about this...

September 1, 2014 - 00:41 | 2 replies

One of the main things in newsletter stats include is the engagement, how many people clicked the links on the email. Right after if not alongside the amount of how many people opened the email at the first place, the link clicks are usually seen as the most important metric of the influence of an email newsletter. How do you get people to click those links? Most of...

August 30, 2014 - 17:03 | 0 replies

Often I see people using social media and web in general in a certain way: They post things and wait for stuff to happen. In reality if you build it they will come is rarely the case. Unless you have a fan base to start with no-one will even know about that thing you posted. Or at least very few will know about them. Etsy is filled with shops that never gain any...