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Archive | September, 2015

Google News: Suggested for you

Google News really suggested for you?

Google offers a custom news feed according to your defined preferences. Many other players in the field are doing this, Zite, Flipboard, and now Apple. But Google has some weight here, because y’know, they are Google. For the past couple months, I’ve been fine-tuning my “Suggested for you” feed in Google news. Telling Google I’m […]

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Six ways to use browser bookmarks in 2015

Do people still use browser bookmarks? With social media, it may seem like there is no need for bookmarks. But there are several key uses. Bulk load for surfing Every morning, I load up about 10 websites that don’t have RSS feeds. They are all inside one bookmark folder, so I can right-click on the […]

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Just create the blog.

Thinking about creating a blog, but always put it off? Just make it. You’ll be happy you did. For many years I wanted to have a blog that was about publishing and marketing. I would always put it off thinking I’ll start it at some point when I can focus on it. But then one […]

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How to improve marginalia in Instapaper

Do you enjoy writing notes in the margins of books and articles? The quest for an online marginalia system continues with Instapaper. Instapaper offers the great service to export articles to their service. You can even highlight passages and leave comments on the article. However, your comments are buried underneath a blue word bubble. Here’s […]

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Google Trends: social marketing strategy vs content marketing strategy

Content marketing vs social marketing

Content marketing is indeed on the rise, as Google Trends shows. As searches for “content marketing” are increasing, searches for its cousin term “social marketing” are decreasing. (View live Google Trends chart or archived version). Does this mean social marketing is going out of style? By no means! Be very careful when using Google Trends. […]

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7 Reasons to not start a design agency whose focus is Microsoft Word templates

Thinking of starting a design agency whose sole focus is creating Microsoft Word templates? Yesterday I covered the need for this unique and undervalued service. Today we cover why one should not create an agency with a focus on Microsoft Word templates. 1) Word templates are extremely undervalued Approach a company and say, “we’ll redesign your […]

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The disappearing link

de-link-ification of the internet

What happened to links? Blogs don’t have blogrolls anymore. Tweets really only hold one link each. Instagram doesn’t allow you to have clickable links in captions. A blogger was imprisoned in an Iranian jail for seven years for supporting the free web. Upon his release, he wrote an article “The Web we have to save” […]

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