• Penguin Penalties: Do Webmasters Respond the Way They Should?

    April 24, 2014  |  SEO  |  , , , , ,  |  No Comments

    Posted by russvirante Penalization has become a regular part of the search engine optimization experience. Hell, it has changed the entire business model of Virante to building tools and services around penalty recovery and not just optimization. While penalties used to be a crude badge of honor worn by those leaning towards the black-hat side of the SEO arts, it is now a regular occurrence that seems to impact those with the best intentions. At Virante, we have learned a lot about penalties over the last few years—discerning between manual and algorithmic, Panda and Penguin, recovery methodologies and risk mitigation—but not much study has...

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    Create an Advanced Water Drop Effect in Photoshop

    April 22, 2014  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , ,  |  No Comments

    In thіѕ Photoshop tutorial wе’ll explore hοw tο mаkе a water drop effect. wе’ll υѕе advanced layer style techniques tο mаkе thе drops. Later уου wіll learn hοw tο mаkе a depth map frοm аnу image, аѕ well аѕ hοw tο distort аnу surface effectively wіth іt. Along thе way, wе’ll аlѕο mаkе a layer […]
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    Starting Over, Part 2: Launch

    April 22, 2014  |  SEO  |  , , ,  |  No Comments

    Posted by Dr-Pete This post is a part of the "Starting Over" series, the story of starting a blog (MinimalTalent.com) from scratch. See the end of the post for links to the rest of the series. Launching a new site is exciting, and it should be, but we sometimes let excitement get the best of us. After months of building and planning, it's understandable to want to finally pull the trigger, but launch is important and rushing it can delay real success. This is the story of how I got Minimal Talent off the ground.Goods news and bad news Online marketing has evolved...

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    Comic Neue: The Much-Hated Comic Sans Redesigned!

    April 21, 2014  |  Samples  |  , , , ,  |  No Comments

    Earlier this week, we wrote an article about probably the most hated font in the world that is Comic Sans. We pointed out some arguments in defense of the said font and concluded that Comic Sans is not the problem but the people who were using it inappropriately. The font is bashed very much by typographers and graphic designers alike that it led to the creation of a redesigned version of it. Lo and behold! Comic Neue! Comic Neue is a typeface that aspires to be the casual script choice for everyone including the typographically savvy. It is created by Craig Rozynski, an Australian digital designer...

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    Building a Brand Online: The Golden Age of Digital

    April 21, 2014  |  SEO  |  , , , ,  |  No Comments

    Posted by willcritchlow This post is based on a talk I gave at our SearchLove conference in Boston last week. It ties quite closely with the post my colleague Ron Garrett wrote last week: Search Marketers Need to Evolve. You can probably tell we've been doing a lot of thinking about this. When I gave this talk at SearchLove, I hoped that it would put in context why we bring such a range of speakers and topics together at our conferences and to inspire the attendees to go back to their companies and make real changes. I hope this post will do the same for...

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