Secrets To Producing Quicker Blog Posts

Writing for a blog can be a great hobby or a way to earn some extra cash. However, taking time out of your busy schedule to sit down and write a post  is often easier said than done. Learn the secrets to producing quicker blog posts from the infographic below, so you can keep your blog relevant and the blogging experience fun.

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Travel Planning For Techies

Whether you are planning to travel during Spring break or going on a short weekend trip, technology certainly plays a role in how we plan our vacations. We use the web to find ways to save money on plane tickets and to help us find the best hotels to stay in while vacationing. If we are not using our computers to help us plan a trip, then we are most likely using our smartphones.

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Video Marketing: From TV to the Internet

Video marketing has been with use for a long time. Television commercials were the first form of video promotional advertisements that were used to attract the attention of potential customers. So popular were many commercials from the golden age of television that they have been preserved on the internet and reach new legions of fans. A few of these commercials have survived long after the company in their ads had gone out of business. 

Today, such innovation in video marketing still exists and it is not limited to television. Video marketing has expanded to the internet where it is equally popular. Why is it that video promotional ads are so effective?

Simply put, a strong visual image can go a long way towards making an impression in a consumer. Such imagery can evoke a reaction that print or radio advertising cannot. This is not to infer that video ads are automatically better than other forms of advertising but rather that they are different.

Commercials will always be a staple of television since it is commercials that actually fund the television industry. However, there is a bit of competition on the horizon and it comes from online video marketing. In fact, online video advertisements may prove to be more accessible to many since online video advertising is extremely cost-effective. In some instances, it can be done for free and still reach potentially huge audiences.

Marketing with videos online emerged via the improvements of the internet in the aftermath of Web 2.0 upgrades. Hosting videos on websites, blogs or file sharing sites became quite easy and very inexpensive. The availability of high definition video recording equipment further made it easier for people to produce their own commercials. 

Perhaps the biggest benefit was the development of social networking sites allowing anyone wishing to place a video for display in their network to do so. Best of all, videos placed on social networks or file sharing sites have the potential to go viral. That means those that view the videos will circulate and promote them on their own without a request for compensation but some people need help with promotion and they contact Neil Patel Digital Marketing Consultant. As long as the video ads are original, entertaining and informative they have the potential to go viral. Traditional television commercials are incapable of such a process which is why we are sure to see more video promotional campaigns expanded in the future.


How a Google Search Travels Around the World

Google has an intricate system in place in order to handle the billions of searches that occur each day. It certainly doesn’t seem that way when we decide to open up Google in our web browsers to search for something as simple as, “How much food should we feed our dogs?” but something pretty amazing is happening behind your computer screen.

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Does Technology Lead to “Fake” Intellectuals?

I was recently listening to Opie and Anthony, a radio show on SiriusXM, and they began to discuss how teachers were having a problem with their students looking up answers for everything on their smartphones. Kids are not trying to figure out answers on their own, they are immediately turning to their phones for guidance. They are basically copying and pasting their homework. The problem is that students will do really well on all of their homework because they can quickly find and copy the information, but they are doing poorly on tests because they are not retaining the information.

Scott William WintersThe same problem can be seen in grown individuals. People regurgitate information they find online and seem to be very smart when you first meet them. Then the more you hangout with them the more you hear the same conversations taking place between them and other individuals. You’ve come face-to-face with a “fake” intellectual.

So what are some ways to know you’re dealing with a “fake” intellectual? If they are talking to you about an article in the New York Times, but their iPhone case has a picture of Justin Bieber on it, you might be dealing with a “fake” intellectual. When asked to write something that reflects their own thoughts and opinions they panic and spit out a cluttered incoherent mess (hopefully that’s not what I’m currently doing), that’s definitely a sign. The most surefire way to expose a dumb smart person is to have them face a problem and try to figure out a way to solve it. There are many situations in everyday life that require a person to think quickly to solve a problem, if you’re reasonably intelligent this shouldn’t be a problem, but for some people it is.

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5 Best Places To Learn Computer Programing For Free

In this tough economy and job market, it’s a smart move to keep adding to your knowledge base. One of the most sought after skills is computer programming. Unfortunately, going back to school can be an expensive and time consuming endeavor. But, obtaining programming literacy doesn’t have to be expensive. From traditional universities to innovative startups offering a chance for employment upon completion of their program, we’ve found the five top places to learn how to code on the web, and best of all, they are free.

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Hacks to Get More Out of Google

Google in a Box

Are you a “Google Pro”? Do you use all of the shortcuts that Google often makes so hard to find but that really make an impact on how useful our searches can be? If not, you’re about to be.

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Is Tech Support Racist? The Truth About Customer Service (infographic)

What in the world is going on with tech support? We asked that question and literally had the answers for us. They put together an infographic  that explores the issues surrounding the outsourcing of customer service. The colorful graphs and images are accompanied by hard data that may surprise you.

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