InboxQ is arguably one of the most helpful tools when it comes to generating leads for your business. Here are other social media tools you can use to manage your online brand.
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Detectify: Scan Your Website For Security Vulnerabilities

As a webmaster, you must ensure that your website is not being used for anything wrong. For example, the ads that appear on your website could be redirecting visitors to a virus or a malicious web tool. In another scenario, one of your site’s embittered editors could have planted a malicious link into the content on your website. These security loopholes in your website are ultimately your responsibility because you are the webmaster.

BlackBerry 10 – Re-designed, Re-engineered, Re-invented

We’re here at the BlackBerry 10 Live event where Thorsten Heins just announced amazing new BlackBerry 10 devices, the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10. Now it’s time to recap some of the things that make the BlackBerry 10 software a truly unique and elegant experience. To show it off, Vivek has taken the stage to demo some familiar elements of BlackBerry 10: the very cool Time Shift Camera, BlackBerry Flow, the BlackBerry 10 Keyboard, and of course the heart of BlackBerry 10, the BlackBerry Hub. Check them all out in the videos below.

Time Shift Camera – Always capture the best shot
BlackBerry Flow – Keeps you moving forward
BlackBerry Keyboard – An unmatched typing experience
BlackBerry Hub – The single place for you to manage your conversations

Google Launches Big Google Earth Update

Google launched a major update to Google Earth this week for the desktop, iOS and Android. The update includes the addition over over 100,000 new tours and a million new photos in Tour Guide.

Microsoft Office 2013 vs. Office 365 – The Difference

Microsoft has introduced a new version of their trusted Office productivity suite and home consumers essentially have to make a choice between Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365.

Microsoft Office 2013, like the previous versions, is a bundle of core Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. A single license would allow you to install the Office suite on just one Windows PC.
Microsoft Office 365 is a suite of the same Office programs but here you have an option to install Office on up to five different Windows PCs or Macs. There are not product keys to enter as everything is tied to your Microsoft account. You also get 20 GB of extra storage space on SkyDrive with Office 365.

AdWords Express

AdWords Express is currently only available in certain countries.

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Connect with customers around the corner

More and more people are searching Google for businesses in their area on their mobile devices. With AdWords Express, you can reach them at exactly the right moment — when they’re on their phones nearby and are most likely to call or visit your business.

No website required

With a click on your ad, customers can call you or get directions to your business. That means you can reach new customers online – and get them to your door – even if you don’t have a website.

Let us do the work

AdWords Express is a new, easy way to advertise on Google. Just select a business category, write an ad, and set your budget. Where and when your ad appears is managed automatically.

Stand out on Google Maps

A blue pin and an ad help you get noticed on Google Maps. Connect with local customers looking for businesses like yours.

Google Promoting AdWords Express In Google+ As Way “To Get More Followers”

Google Promoting AdWords Express In Google+ As Way “To Get More Followers”

Interesting Creative Commons Projects

We live in a world obsessed with profit. Buying, selling, acquiring, spending money in the guise of saving money, manufacturing cheaper products, switching to the cash cow of the digital realm…this is all a part of life. Even when you don’t wish to be part of it, you can’t help it. Our society is just woefully consumerist, touching every part of our day to day.
  1. Tweet CC
  2. Freesound
  3. Flickr
  4. Boing Boing
  5. OER Commons

How to Protect Your Content

Your content is your most precious asset. It takes efforts and time not only to create it but also to protect it from thieves. Unfortunately, content theft is way too common and there is hardly a site that hasn't been affected.

  1. Why Your Content Is Your Most Important Asset
  2. Place Copyright Notices and Watermarks
  3. Use Google Authorship to Guard Your Content
  4. Set Google Alerts to Watch for Copied Content
  5. Steps to Take to Deal with the Theft

How to Decide Between a Tablet or Laptop

In a world where portable computer technology was, until quite recently, a monopoly held largely by laptops, the appearance of tablets on the market has had a noticeable impact. If you’re in the market for a new computer and aren’t sure which product is right for you, making the decision can be downright difficult. After all, both laptops and tablets come with their own respective sets of pros and cons, appealing attributes and off-putting specs.

Twitter introduces Vine for iOS, an app for sharing six second looping videos on the service

Twitter has today introduced Vine, an app that allows you to share six second looping videos on the service and in embedded tweets. The app is simple, allowing you to tap the screen to record video and lift your finger to stop.
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Bill Gates: My kids have never asked for Apple products

In an interview with Fox Business Network, Bill Gates says his kids are very happy with their Windows Phones. So there.

How to Use SlideShare for Driving Traffic

SlideShare is a social media site – one of the many but also one of the best. However, unlike Twitter or Facebook, you don't share (only) messages - you share presentations instead. Presentations have been used for business and personal needs for decades and they are a popular way to express yourself visually.

On SlideShare you can upload your presentation and if it gets popular, it can be viewed by millions of people. If you know how to make the presentation, you can not only get traffic to your site, but you can also improve your rankings with Google, expand your followship on sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc., attract more subscribers to your newsletter, or boost your brand/reputation online.

If used properly, SlideShare can really do a great job. Here are some tips how to make the most of SlideShare.

1 Upload Only Quality Presentations
2 Choose a Memorable Title and Write an Interesting Description
3 Keep Your Structure Simple and Your Points Short
4 Don't Forget to Include the URL of Your Site
5 Pick Long Tail Keywords to Include
6 Make the Design of Your Presentation Outstanding
7 Promote Your Presentation
8 Get More Twitter Followers and Facebook Fans
9 Get More Email Subscribers
10 Build Your Brand and Reputation
11 Consider Upgrading to LeadShare

Using Footer Links to Diversify Your Backlink Profile

We're all pretty tired of reading about the Google Penguin algorithm update and how devastating it has been to so many websites. By now we know that an excessive amount of backlinks with the same anchor text can tank your rankings.

This hasn't been good news for all the webmasters who have been including a link to their website in the footer of each and every website they've built with the same anchor text, for example "Web design by..." As SEO professionals and webmasters, we must ensure that our link building efforts create a natural and diverse backlink profile, but how?
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Amazing Japanese Fake Pool

Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich created this illusion of people walking underwater called The Swimming Pool, for The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. It's pretty much a piece of glass with water on top of it, and empty space on the bottom.

Why would someone want to use Windows 8 over

Facebook Tests Timeline Design With Activity On Left, Posts On Right

Facebook Tests Timeline Design With Activity On Left, Posts On Right
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Free SEO vs Paid SEM

There are many ways to drive traffic to a site but basically the two most important are SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing). While there are some similarities between the two – i.e. they both revolve around keywords, they are fundamentally different.

In order to learn how to use them successfully, here are some tips about when it is best to use free SEO and when SEM is the better choice. However, before we move to the tips themselves, it is more than necessary to clarify first what we include on the free SEO list and what goes in the SEM category.
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Google Adwords Alternatives

When it comes to running a PPC campaign, the first name that comes to your mind is AdWords from Google. While this is a really good ad network, it is also a very expensive one. Even with careful keyword selection and targeting, it is not an exception to pay more for AdWords ads than you make in revenue. Cost is the main reason to look for alternatives to AdWords. Fortunately, such alternatives do exist and the best is that some of them could even outperform AdWords in terms of return on investment. Here are 12 great AdWords alternatives to consider.

1 Facebook Paid Ads
2 Yahoo!/Bing Ads from Microsoft
3 Amazon Product Ads
4 Clicksor
5 7Search
6 AdBrite
7 Bidvertiser
8 Dynamic Oxygen
9 Infolinks
10 BuySellAds
11 Adknowledge Miva
12 BlogAds

Twitter Age Screening

Age Screening is a complimentary feature offered to brands to prevent underage users from following accounts with age restricted content.
Buddy Media has partnered with Twitter to create this preferred Age Screening feature. If your company would like to use this feature, please sign up below to submit your brand for approval. Buddy Media will provide you with access to Age Screening once approved.

Google confirms Panda data refresh rolling out - version number 24

Google confirms Panda data refresh rolling out. - 1.2% of English queries affected.

Google has announced a new Panda refresh, making this version number 24.

My Facebook Graph Search is Activated!!!!!!!!!!

Twitter Is Having Connectivity Issues Again, But Why?

With a lot of people in the United States off for the national holiday, Twitter appears to be buckling under the pressure. Right now, the service is experiencing issues, including the inability to connect to any of its official apps. As is usually the case, the problems are intermittent and don’t affect all users.

Google Search in Chrome gets more secure

This is another sad news for SEO industry. We will get lesser information about users from Organic search - majority of queries will be encrypted and displayed as (Not provided). Yes you can use Google Webmaster Tools data but you can't map out about conversion rate and bounce rate on Google Analytics. 

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Windows 8 Pro upgrade pricing will jump from $40 to $200 on Feb. 1

Windows 8 is about to get a lot more expensive. If you're on the fence about this upgrade now might be a good time to purchase a license. 
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Social Commerce and Graph Search: Opportunity to Reinvent Group Buying

What does Facebook’s new “Graph Search” mean for social commerce, the integration of e-commerce with social media?
Looking beyond the obvious – Facebook search ads linking to e-commerce sites (search results from looking for a friend of a friend who’s an interior designer in Miami would include search ads for One Kings Lane and local decorators…), there is an opportunity for Facebook – or more likely one of Facebook Developer partners – to disrupt and reinvent the $5bn+ Group Buying market.

If You EVER 'Facebook Stalk' There's An Embarrassing Feature You Need To Be Aware Of

Some people (not me, of course) use Facebook to look up old flames from time to time.
They (not me, of course) do this not because they are trying to do anything inappropriate.
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Facebook and Microsoft’s relationship lives on: Bing will cover everything that Graph Search does not

Today Facebook announced Graph Search, a new search tool that will help its users sort through personal data on the social network’s platform. According to the social giant, Graph Search “and web search are very different.”

Larry Page: Facebook 'doing a bad job on their products'- Agree or disagree?

Google CEO Larry Page covers a lot of ground in a new interview with Wired's Steven Levy, but we were struck most by his poke at Facebook:
"Yeah, they're a company that's strong in that space," he says. "But they're also doing a really bad job on their products. For us to succeed, is it necessary for some other company to fail? No. We're actually doing something different."

Great Presentation in Google Images

HubSpot Shares 11 Secrets That Help Them Generate More Leads Than Even

There aren’t many companies in the world that generate 1 million visitors and over 60,000 leads through their website each month. Especially B2B.

No hardware. No software. No headaches.

Transform your business with the trusted leader in cloud computing and CRM

SEO For Facebook Graph Search? Facebook Has Some Tips

Facebook itself has already shared a few tips to help make that happen. We’ll get to that below, but first a quick bit of background that’s good to know.

What Business Owners Need To Know About Facebook Graph Search

Facebook’s SEO Tips For Graph Search

Why online book discovery is broken (and how to fix it)

Here’s the main problem with book discovery online: Right now, it doesn’t really work. New research shows that frequent book buyers visit sites like Pinterest and Goodreads regularly, but those visits fail to drive actual book purchases.

Blogger Outreach – Let’s get it Right

In this post I want to set some things straight that I think are damaging the SEO industry. If you’re new to blogger outreach then what you need to first need to know is exactly what it is – it’s pretty simple really. It’s just the process of reaching out to a blogger for the purpose of getting a link back to you or your client’s website.

4 Ways To Keep Your Mac From Falling Asleep

Most of the time, using the computer means staring at the computer screen, one hand clasped around the mouse, the other standing ready at your keyboard. However, a lot of us use our computer for more than just Internet browsing. We use it to convert video, render images and compile code. Sometimes, we even use it to charge a cellphone.
At times like those mentioned above, you won’t necessarily be sitting behind your computer, eyes fixed on whatever relevant process indicator. More likely, you’ll get a warm beverage (like coffee), stretch your legs, and go to sleep.


Google Handwrite gets easier and faster

Make your mark on Google with Handwrite for Mobile and Tablet Search
Getting started is easy: go to in your mobile browser, tap on “Settings” at the bottom of the screen and enable “Handwrite.” Note that after you've saved the setting, you may need to refresh the homepage to see the feature.

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Updated: Stronger Reports Of A Google Update

The rankings for most of the keywords has depreciated from top 10 positions as there has been a Google update on 17th of Jan 2013.

Google official Blog has not yet confirmed it but most of the popular blog sites have mentioned the Google algo update that has affected the rankings as well as traffic for most of the keywords.

I am mentioning the URL of few popular blogs below:-

Monday I reported some weaker signs of a Google update but things settled down a bit but is now spiking higher this morning.
The WebmasterWorld thread sparked up again with a lot more feedback and chatter from webmasters about Google changes. Also, I am hearing a lot of reports onTwitter as well.

Seen movement in rankings this wk, incl. a double listing back. RT  Google January 2013 Update Underway?

A senior member at WebmasterWorld wrote today:
I'm seeing our old zombie traffic since the end of the year. So we'll have a slow week, then like clockwork things will be back to normal next week or so. Read More


I had been experiencing gradual recovery since Penguin, with my key term page back at the bottom of page 1, and home page (in top three positions before penguin) up to page 5 for key term. 

Today the key term page has dropped back to page 2, but the home page has dropped below page 50 (Startpage finds it on p 47) for key term. 

I has all the hallmarks of Penguin 1: exact term and page (e.g. <key term location> is OK). 

It might be just a temporary glitch (I hope so!): I can't see what on earth would cause that kind of penalty now. Read More

Today Tips
Good backlinks from related websites are the most important element in Google's ranking algorithm. Getting these links is the hard part. Since Google's Penguin update, automatically created low quality links don't work anymore. 

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Google’s Announcement and Tools

Better page titles in search results
Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 3:59 AM

Google’s Announcement and Tools

Google announced they were now trying to improve our titles a year ago, yet it’s still being discussed.
Google itself recommends looking into “HTML Suggestions” feature in Webmaster Tools (inside the Diagnostics section) to find the solution of the problem.