Posts Tagged ‘simple’

Simple Steps for Conducting Creative Content Research

June 4, 2015  |  SEO  |  , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by Hannah_SmithMost frequently, the content we create at Distilled is designed to attract press coverage, social shares, and exposure (and links) on sites our clients' target audience reads. That's a tall order. Over the years we've had our hits and misses, and through this we've recognised the value of learning about what makes a piece of content successful. Coming up with a great idea is difficult, and it can be tough to figure out where to begin. Today, rather than leaping headlong into brainstorming sessions, we start with creative content research. What is creative content research? Creative content research enables you to...

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9 Simple Tips For Making An About Us Page That Works For Your Brand

March 16, 2015  |  SEO  |  , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by Ben.AustinThis 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. For too many online companies the About Us page is the elephant in the room, and often the most awkward thing to write. It's a shame because analytics often shows the page as one of the most frequented on any website. Imagine a ceremonial elephant adorned in his embellished head plate, raising you above your competitors. This could be your About...

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Death to Wishy-Washy Reports: Simple Edits to Put the Authority Back in Your Writing

February 11, 2015  |  SEO  |  , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by Isla_McKettaTrue life confession: Although I've worked with some of the smartest SEOs, architects, and CPAs in the business, you couldn't always tell from their writing. Which is a problem. Because while some of them are client-facing (so the client gets to know their smarts firsthand—either in person or on the phone), some are only known by the lackluster reports they turn in.This is a post about how anyone (whether you're an expert in SEO, PPC, social media, or even... content marketing) can write a clearer, more persuasive report. And the lessons contained herein can help you with any...

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Create a Simple 3D Text Metal Effect in Adobe Photoshop

February 5, 2015  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

In thе following Photoshop tutorial уου wіll learn tο mаkе a 3D extrusion frοm a text layer, apply аnd modify textures аnd materials. Final Image Aѕ always, thіѕ іѕ thе final image thаt wе’ll bе mаkіng: Tutorial Fine points Program: Adobe Photoshop CS6 Estimated Completion Time: 40 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Resources Crack texture Metal texture Step [...]

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Simple Automated Snapshots of Multiple EBS Volumes

October 17, 2014  |  SEO  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

AWS makes it easy to take snapshots of your EBS volumes.  However, if you have many volumes, a way to automate and rotate snapshots becomes essential.  There are many solutions out there to handle automated snapshots.  One such excellent solution is the ec2-automate-backup script. Setting this script on a cron job, you can snapshot all your volumes in a specific region. Below is how I’ve set this up. I have multiple EBS volumes attached to multiple EC2 instances.  I needed a way to take a daily snapshot of all volumes. In addition, I needed the snapshots to rotate, such that only...

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