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Archive for September, 2013

Blogger Outreach – What Do They Think About SEOs?

September 30, 2013  |  SEO  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by DaveSottimano Have you ever wondered why bloggers didn't reply to your last outreach email? Why they refused to link to your shiny new infographic, or what they really think about SEOs? I conducted a 26 question survey with a sample group of bloggers to help digital marketers construct better outreach pitches and give bloggers the opportunity to voice their opinions. ...

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New Relic & JMeter – Perfect Performance Testing

September 30, 2013  |  PHP  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Following on from the great introductory articles featured recently on Nettuts+, this article looks to show how you can take New Relic to the next level. As a performance monitoring tool New Relic is fantastic, but what about performance testing, before you go live. That’s where JMeter comes in to play. In this tutorial, you will see how we can stress test our application under realistic load, and combine the output of JMeter and New Relic to give you confidence in your applications performance, before releasing into a production environment. Why wait until deployment to see how your application...

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Create a Mountain Fortress Using Matte Painting Techniques in Photoshop – Tuts+ Premium Tutorial

September 30, 2013  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

In the motion picture industry, filmmakers often depend on artists to create fantasy environments that could not exist in real life. Modern artists, often turn to Photoshop, as well as 3D applications to create these fantastic environments. In this Tuts+ Premium tutorial by Eric Dima-Ala, we will show you how to create a mountain fortress from beginning to end.We will start by showing you a bit about the creative process. We will show you how to sketch out your ideas using thumbnail sketches. Once you’ve chosen a design, we will then show you how to build up your artwork with...

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Improving Search Rank by Optimizing Your Time to First Byte

September 29, 2013  |  SEO  |  , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by ZoompfThis post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Moz, Inc. Back in August, Zoompf published newly uncovered research findings examining the effect of web performance on Google's search rankings. Working with Matt Peters from Moz, we tested the performance of over 100,000 websites returned in the search results for 2000 different search queries. In that study, we found a clear correlation between...

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Basic Things To Check Before Printing Online

September 29, 2013  |  Samples  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

If you’ve ever used an ordinary desktop printer to try to get professional-quality work done, you know how frustrating it can be. Rarely will colors appear exactly as they look onscreen. Rarely will your printer last a week without a hitch. With an offset printer, there are even more steps involved. It’s safe to say that with so many things that can go wrong with any printing project, it pays to be prepared. Even the smallest color distortions can affect the final outcome of your projects. This is especially true when printing online- what you see on your screen might not...

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