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How to Instagram like a Pro – Tips & Expert Advice

Instagram tips on a chalkboard

With any new social media tool, I try to be one of the early adopters and was on the Instagram bandwagon right when it was released in October 2010. As a person who loves taking photos and documenting life, I was instantly hooked. Apparently they were on to a good thing and the rest of the world is now hooked too. In its largest acquisition deal to date, Facebook made an offer to purchase the company (with its 13 employees) for approximately $1 billion in cash and stock in April 2012…

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Big Stock Photo Promo Code

Bigstock promo code

We’re able to extend free Big Stock Photo credits to our visitors for a limited time. Go to the Big Stock Photo website and use promo code SPC6 for 5 free credits when you sign up (if that doesn’t work, try DIGIX210 for 5 free credits). Additionally, you can find additional time sensitive promotions in our comments section below. Big Stock offers millions of stock photos and vector art to purchase – royalty free, starting at $1 per photo (pricing depends on how many credits you purchase)…

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Chapter 4: Website Marketing – How to Get Traffic to Your Website

Get Noticed

So, you’ve had an amazing idea for a new business, formed your company and built and optimized your website. Well, if you build it then they will come, right!? Not necessarily. It takes time, patience and a lot of spreading the word to the world. There are a number of relatively easy and cost-effective ways to get the word out about your site to help your traffic numbers grow…

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Chapter 3: Website Optimization – Security, Backup, and Experience

Website Optimization Security, Backup, and User Experience

Now that you’ve got your website up and running using the steps outlined in Chapter 2 of our How to Create a Website series, you’ll want to make sure it stays online, loads quickly, looks the same regardless of browser or device, and doesn’t get hacked. In this chapter we’ll look at security considerations, backup services, website speed, user experience, responsive design (mobile), browser compatibility testing, and more. This may sound like a lot of big words, but these are crucial elements to making your visitors happy and we will break it down into easy to understand bites…

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Chapter 1: Naming and Branding Your Own Website

Naming and Branding Your Own Website

Starting your own website from scratch may seem like a daunting task at first, but we’re going to break it down with a step-by-step approach that will make it much more approachable for you. If you follow our guide and make the necessary preparations, you’ll save yourself a lot of pain down the road. We’re going to cover naming your business, securing a domain name, some legal aspects such as incorporating and financial structuring, and branding element such as logo design. Once you’ve completed this chapter, you’ll be ready to set up hosting, choose your website platform, and work on your design/layout. But, first things first…

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How To Transfer Your Website and Maintain Search Ranking

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There are many reasons to decide to move a website. These range from moving to a new server because you’ve decided to switch hosting providers, to simply redirecting your existing files to a new domain name. Either way, when you move your website, your search engine rankings may be affected. Here’s some common website moving …

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Stop Spoof Email in a Poof!

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We recently had a problem where the root email address associated with a few domains was being spoofed to death. That is, spam messages were arriving and being processed as bounce messages but not being deleted. As a result, our inbox would fill rapidly, putting our disk quota at risk of being exceeded. How to solve this problem? Read on…

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The Ultimate Guide: Setting Up Your Facebook Custom URL

How to get a Custom URL for Facebook

When you are starting a business or website, the first thing you might think to do is to buy the domain so you can lock it in before anyone else does. What you might not think about doing though (but should) is to also snag your social media account domains (including a custom URL for your Facebook page). Read on to find out the importance of getting a custom Facebook URL, how to set it up and what to use for your custom URL…

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