“Let’s say you, a TechCrunch reader, want to create your own magazine. You’re mainly visiting us for posts about 3D printing, like this one by John Biggs about a couple of guys who made a robot hand for a boy born without fingers. Using either a new Flipboard bookmarklet (here) while browsing the web, or the + button now appearing on any story in Flipboard, you pull the robot hand story into a magazine editor window. You’ll then be presented with options to create a new magazine starting with this article or add it to existing ones.
If you choose to make a new magazine, you’ll also be able to enter a name, description and category for it to enable easier distribution.
Then, Flipboard adds the article headline, body text, images, and any available audio or video…” [Continue Reading]
There are many instances where you want to either share your screen with a prospective client or you want them to share their screen. One of the most popular apps for this is Join.me, but unfortunately it doesn’t work on Linux, which is the operating system I prefer.
I went searching for something I could use with Linux and I came across Quick Screen Share from the makers of Screencast-o-Matic! I tested it out with my Mom to see if it was easy enough for even non-tech savvy people to figure out and since she runs Windows Vista, I was able to see how well it worked across multiple operating systems.
It was very easy to set-up and it ran just fine if you have Java up to date. If you have issues with Java on your computer, then it might not work, otherwise you’re golden.
Have you used Quick Screen Share before? Let me know what you thought!
I recently made the switch to Evernote after using TomboyNotes for the last 3-years. The killer feature for me was Evernote’s ability to easily sync notes across devices. My second favorite feature is the EvernoteWeb Clipper extension for Chrome and Firefox.
This has improved my workflow tremendously because now when I find a great article, image or even a great sentence or paragraph within an article, I can save it to Evernote and jot down my own notes on the topic as I think of them!
In fact, most of this blog post started out in Evernote. Seriously, it’s a tool every blogger should have at their disposal.
Here are some Evernote tricks and tips from The Verge. I especially like the “related results” tip, I didn’t know I could have my Evernote notes show up in Google search results. How cool is that!?
“If you use the Evernote Clipper, search results from your library will show up next to Google’s usual list of results (in the Clipper preferences, make sure Related Results is checked). This means if I’m searching Google for author Roberto Bolaño, I’ll see Google’s results on the left, and on the right two great pieces I’d saved to Evernote a couple years ago and probably forgot about.
This isn’t like Google’s Search Plus Your World that algorithmically returns relevant links from my friends. Comparing Google results and his own archives, Steven Johnson explained that “there’s a fundamental difference between searching a universe of documents created by strangers and searching your own personal library…” [Continue Reading]
If you try to optimize for Google these days, you run the risk of “over-optimizing” and being penalized by Google. Google is becoming really good at detecting whether or not a piece of content was written for real people, or for the search engine spiders.
Google is also really good at detecting which websites are trying to game the system with unnatural linking practices.
So, what is a webmaster to do? It seems like you’re damned if you do, and you’re damned if you don’t! Right?
Well, you’re in luck because Ex-Googler, Andre Weyher, has recently explained in an interview the best way to appeal to Google now and well into the future:
“…if you want to please Google with your SEO, then forget about SEO. Google wants you to create a site as if you don’t intend to manipulate their algo, but as if you are doing it because your passionate about the topic of your site. If you really are, your content will be great and your target audience will love you, this will do the best possible SEO you can imagine.“
I also really love what he says about the Penguin Update and buying links:
“At this stage a webmaster is out of his mind to still rely on techniques that were common practice 8 months ago. Purchasing links was always risky but resembled a game of roulette, you could get caught but many people also got away with it. Today it’s not a question IF you get caught, it’s merely a question of WHEN you’ll get caught.” [Read More]
This basically validates what I said months ago in this blog post. Create content that adds real value to individuals in your market, and the search spiders will follow!
Have your sites been affected by the latest Google algorithm updates? Leave a comment and tell us your story!
Now here is a clever way to use Instagramfor improving the customer experience and to help spread the word about your restaurant.
They’re drawing attention to Instagram, so if anybody comes to the restaurant that has Instagram installed on their phone, they’re encouraged to take a picture of their food and share it with their friends and family via Instagram.
It’s easy to see how this can be a powerful marketing tool for any restaurant or cafe, especially considering most Instagram updates are automatically posted to most users Facebook walls.
Watch the video below and let us know what you think by leaving a comment. Even if you don’t own a restaurant, you can help those who do by becoming a local consultant.
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