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Archive for March, 2014

The Science of Great Digital Content Ideas

March 26, 2014  |  SEO  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by SimonPenson "Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen." â?? John Steinbeck John Steinbeck has a point. Outside of being one of America's most celebrated authors he was also a man that understood the life or death importance of ideas in the context of content. ...

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Knowledge Graph 2.0: Now Featuring Your Knowledge

March 25, 2014  |  SEO  |  , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by Dr-Pete Sometime in January, Google quietly rolled out a change that I believe could revolutionize organic search. Currently, the impact is limited, and it may take months or years for the full effect to be felt, but the underlying shift is fundamental to the future of the Knowledge Graph and the delicate symbiosis between Google and webmasters. Answer box 1.0 Let's start at the beginning. I've written a lot about the current generation of answer boxes (sometimes called "direct answers" or "one-box answers"). These display...

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Create a Fashion Mixed Media Portrait in Photoshop

March 25, 2014  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fashion mixed media artwork. You’ll learn how to work with abstract elements, create patterns and play with shapes and colors. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Photoshop CS3 + Estimated Completion Time: 2 hours Difficulty: Intermediate Resources Model Flowers Abstract shapes Stars Sphere Splashes Step 1 Create a new document and fill it with white. The ratio of the width/height is 2/3 but you can adjust it to fit your requirements. Extract the model and place her at the center of the white canvas: Step 2 Click the second button at the bottom of the Layers Pallete to add a mask to the model layer. Use the...

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Getting Reviews the Right Way for Local Businesses

March 24, 2014  |  SEO  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by katemorris It's the bane of every business that relies on local traffic: reviews. Reviews are not new to business. We have been dealing with them in business since we had businesses and people could talk. In the last few years, we have been able to participate in the conversations that happen between consumers. Local reviews are just an extension of word of mouth marketing. It's a permanent record of consumer's thoughts of your business much like social media. The worst part is having no reviews, or having...

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You! Be Informed! #0059 – Github Dev Quits Over Sexism

March 23, 2014  |  Samples  |  , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Github, an open source code sharing community is a household name for web developers. It’s common practice in the industry to hunt for new and fresh code to jazz up our latest projects and “fork” code for websites. On March 15, Julie Ann Horvath, the developer behind the Passion Projects, announced in her tweets that she would be quitting over sexism and a toxic work-culture environment.   I’ve been harassed by ‘leadership’ at GitHub for two years. And I am the first developer to quit. — Julie Ann Horvath (@nrrrdcore) March 15, 2014 I regret defending GitHub’s culture to feminists for the last two years. I’m sorry...

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