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11 Tips that will Help Your Videos Go Viral on Social Media

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Who wouldn’t want their videos to go viral on social media? This is one of the surest ways to achieve the boost that you are looking for your business. In fact, viral videos have emerged as one of the most coveted ways to rustle up feathers and reach out to the target audience. Although it sounds all rosy but it is quite an arduous task to create a video that will win the hearts of the social media folks. It is like playing lottery – you either win or lose. Even if you have succeeded once, there is no guarantee that you will be able to repeat your previous performance. So what is the big secret to create viral videos? Honestly, there is no magic trick to ensure that your videos will click in the social media.

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However, a bunch of tips and tricks might guide you to create a video which can work across the social media platforms. There are simple ploys like building an emotional roller coaster or including heaps of humor that can work wonders for your online video. Let’s take a look at these tricks in details: Read more…

4 Marketing Tools that Let Small Businesses Compete with the Big Guns

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It’s a dog eat dog world when it comes to digital marketing. With the internet being the great leveler, marketing your brand online is now less a function of your budgets and depends more on how smart you are in using all the various tools and resources available at your disposal. With the right tools and tricks, your startup can take on Goliaths without batting an eyelid.

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Let’s take a tour of 4 fantastic tools that offer your brand that edge over your deep-pocketed competition, once and for all. Read more…

Adding a Cash Drawer to a Point of Sale Terminal

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Cash drawers are part of the point of sale system. Modular systems usually come with multiple methods of attaching the cash drawer to the system. Some of these are far more effective than others. Companies such as Shopify offer cash drawer solutions for many retail businesses, with a wide variety of choices.

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Cash drawer additions can be made by almost anyone once they know what they are doing. Having a specialized IT person is recommended for a company, especially in the case of a point of sale terminal upgrade or fresh installation, but pretty much anyone can make the call for a new unit once they become familiar with the technology. Read more…

How to Improve Mac Performance without Upgrading System Hardware

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When it comes to speed up Mac performance, people wonder if they have to upgrade the system configuration. They might be correct, though; however, hardware upgrade is not the only step they need to take. In fact, many other steps, such as defragmentation, hard drive cleanup, and the like can also be taken in order to improve the performance of the Mac.

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Digging deeper inside the Mac makes you witness certain system hardware components, such as RAM, hard drive, Ethernet card, and more. However, upgrading them is not the only step you must take in order to achieve speedy performance and faster execution. Instead, following are the things you can also go for: Read more…

How Can Your Company Benefit From Moving Files Into The Cloud

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The cloud is here and it looks like it is here to stay. As a relatively new technology, it has been embraced by some and ridiculed by others. The fact of the matter is, for businesses the cloud can be a business saver when a disaster strikes. It can also allow coworkers to work even closer, making the team more unified, even when its members are spread across the globe. There are many good reasons your company should utilize the cloud.

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15 Popular Selfie Apps to Take Perfect self-Portrait Photographs

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Do you know that ‘Selfie’ is named as Oxford Dictionaries word of the year in 2013? Selfie means a photo that one has taken of oneself with smartphone and share to social media.

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With the rise of smartphone and social media in the recent years, the ‘selfie’ trend has quickly spread to every corner of the world. When you check out your friends’ status updates on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, it’s not difficult to find many of them like taking their self-portrait pictures with a new outfit, a cool hairstyle or while enjoying a delightful dinner. Moreover many celebrities regularly post their selfies on social profiles and successfully attracted a huge community of fans and followers. Read more…

7 Ad Blocking Apps & Browser Extensions to Remove Ads

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It’s not only your headache, everyone wants to remove those annoying ads from Facebook, YouTube, websites as well as apps on mobile devices.

Most of the free web services and mobile apps generate revenue through online ads. While some of them display moderate amount of ads, the others avidly show excessive ads that fill up the entire screen while using the online service or app.

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One of the best ways to get rid of these distracting ads is to install an ad blocker service to stop the ads from showing up on the screen of your computer or mobile devices. Read more…

10 Popular Web Design Trends You Should Follow in 2015

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Trends in web design change with time. With heavy growth of mobile and tablet usage, web design is transforming to serve these interfaces in a better way. We have seen the changes taking over in 2013 and 2014. Here are 10 trends that you can anticipate to rule 2015 and the years coming ahead.

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16 Online Services to Send / Receive Anonymous Emails

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So you want to send anonymous emails while keeping your identity secret? Well you should then read through this article and learn how to do it.

Despite there are plenty of free and feature-rich email services such as Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and Outlook offered by some well-known Internet companies, many users still feel unsafe when it comes to online privacy. Just like most of the websites and free online applications, these email services are ‘free’ simply because they generate revenue through online advertising.

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These days, most of the online ads are tailored made for each and every service user. To do that, web service providers would need to get as much as private information from you so that they can show you ads based on your interests, or in other words, ads that you are most likely click through. Read more…

Content Management Systems Vs. Website Builders

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For anyone new to building and running websites, one of the most challenging aspects will be getting used to all of the new terminology and deciphering what each word or phrase means with regards to what you are trying to do. Two such phrases that you’ll likely hear thrown around a lot are “content management systems” and “site builders”. While there aren’t too many “definition” tutorials out there about the differences between content management systems and site builders, advice articles about building your own website will still use the words and expect you to know what they mean.

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To help you with this, we’ve put together everything that you need to know about site builders vs. content management systems, all here in one place. Let’s get started! Read more…

Best Times to Get Most Likes, Shares & Tweets on Social Networks

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No matter you are a blogger, content distributors or brand marketers, social media is the must-have platform to engage with your online audience. We all know that content is king thus posting breaking news, impressive images, or interesting videos on social networking sites will surely catch people’s attention making them share with other people.

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However if you post a great content at the optimal time where most of the social users are right in front of their computers or smartphones and primed to share the content, chances are your post will receive tremendously high click rates and shares. Who knows your post may go viral within hours? Read more…

The Birth of Black Hat Social Media and Why We Should Discard Them

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After black hat SEO, now comes black hat SMO (social media optimization). Black hat strategy is quickly gaining grounds, spawning new ways to spam the web. The effects are three-fold: users, businesses and sites themselves. While black hat SMO and SMM is happening for about three years or so, discussions regarding such are limited. Search Engine Land started the topic, and we will continue it here.

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7 Things To Ask Before You Choose a Newbie Web Designer For Your Project

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As we write, the web is teeming with new businesses. The potential the Internet has for businesses of all sizes is evident. It’s a reality. It’s something that almost all-new business embrace by default.

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At the heart of the exciting media that the Internet is, there lies the humble web designer. If you are in this business, you are likely to be looking for talent from a global talent pool. But who says talent and skill is all that you have to look at? The recruiting process a designer isn’t that different recruiting anyone else, but there are at least 7 specific things you’d need to look into: Read more…

Top Mac Myths You Need to Know Before Buying A Mac

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The elegance, stability and the ease of use of the Mac OS X evokes a passionate response from the Mac users, whether using them for a longer period of time or those who have migrated from the Windows environment, quite recently. The Mac users and the Windows loyalists are into a rivalry and there are certain myths, around which such a competition is based on. Let us now discuss some of these Mac Myths.

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Best Times to Publish Blog Posts on Social Networks

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Blogging requires a large investment of time and effort to produce high quality content on a regular basis. Because each content creation comes with huge resources, therefore it is important to publish blog posts at the most opportune times to maximize their social reach on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.

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Timing is everything! Here are a few useful social tips and infographics to give you some ideas on the best time to publish your blog posts. You can study the graphs and statistics below to better understand the trends in posting schedule and corresponding engagement too. Read more…