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How To Syndicate Your Content With WordPress


Content syndication:

is becoming a really popular way to deliver content, and people are becoming more and too busy to curate their own content or ride off of someone else’s blog, and their trending…

Here is a shortlist of useful plugin’s for WordPress users looking to syndicated your content. I did leave out the big sites that do syndicate content like B2C, B2B, Entrepreneur, Inc and so on, you have to manually be approved for these sites through an application.

For plugins, you don’t need all these for your blog, just one is plenty, and pick one that works with your business.
READ MORE HERE:  Source: How To Syndicate Your Content With WordPress

17 of the Best WordPress Plugins for Marketers

rp_4710162068_ea33b6847e_m.jpgHUBSPOT’S complete list of WordPress plugins for marketers.

Discover 17 essential WordPress plugins that will simplify and improve the way you carry out your marketing strategy.

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Official Google Webmaster Central Blog

SERPS Scrabble
GOOGLE is changing the algorithm once again.

There may be fewer search results to your query if it is proven that sites have been hacked to show up in the SERPS.

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“We are aggressively targeting hacked spam in order to protect users and webmasters.The algorithmic changes will eventually impact roughly 5% of queries, depending on the language. As we roll out the new algorithms, users might notice that for certain queries, only the most relevant results are shown, reducing the number of results shown:”

TO READ MORE, CLICK HERE:  Official Google Webmaster Central Blog

6 Tips to Get, and Share Great Shots on Instagram

Woman photographerWhether you’re new to Instagram or consider yourself fairly experienced, there are many ways to improve your shots. Start with one, or all, of these six tips to improve your staging, cropping, alignment, filtering, use of IG sliders, and hashtagging. You’ll be an Instagram pro in no time.

1. Set the stage.

No matter what kind of shot you’re taking (landscape, group shot, street action, weather shot, portrait, or closeup), position yourself and your subject in relation to the available light. Especially when taking indoor shots, remove any clutter or distracting items before taking the photo. It’s also a good idea to take photos with your phone’s native camera, then open, apply filters, finish, and finally post, in Instagram.

2. Crop it.

Once you have pressed the camera button, a thoughtful crop is the next important step. When you open the photo in Instagram you have the choice of leaving the orientation as landscape or portrait, or of cropping to the usual IG square shape.

Cropping lets you frame the subject for emphasis. See the before and after shots below for illustration of why cropping matters.

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No crop, no filter. Cropped to square, Hefe filter.

To further illustrate, this artist creates highly amusing scenes that show the power of cropping (do disregard the article headline; cropping is what you should be doing).

3. Straighten it.

Unless you are using a tripod to steady the phone, you will usually find that your shot is a bit off kilter. A shot can be deliberately tilted for dramatic effect but otherwise, use the “adjust” tool in the filters lineup to align the horizon to level. Our eyes naturally want to see a stable horizon.

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No adjustment. Slight adjustment.

4. Play with filters.

Take some time to experiment with Instagram’s powerful pre-built filters. There are so many effects possible in relation to your shot that the only way to learn to use them is to apply them all until you find which filters have the effects you’re looking for.

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Clarendon filter. Inkwell filter. No filter.

5. Use the sliders.

Instagram now has the same adjustable single-effect sliders as any good digital camera, so here is another chance to play with photography.

The IG sliders (the little wrench graphic on the right) give you the opportunity to learn how professional photographers create their shots. It is fascinating to see how small adjustments to brightness, contrast, focus, and colour can have huge results. Small tweaks can mean the difference between an ordinary shot and an extraordinary photo. Remember to hit the “lux” button (the little sunburst in the centre), especially if the light is dim or colours are dull.

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Normal. Lux added at 50%. Saturation added at 30%.

Normal 9. Lux added at 50% 10. Saturation added at 30%

6. Hashtags!

To tag or not to tag? Consider this: when you use hashtags, you are joining the IG community. Hashtags allow others who are taking similar shots or shooting in the same area to find you (#mycity), and may then encourage them to follow you, too. Hashtags also enable you to find others, and to discover their amazing photos – so hashtags can be well worth the effort. Consider commenting, too. When you do, you can also alert specific people about your post by simply typing their @username in the comments. Note that IG settings also allow you to choose whether or not to add your location to any post.


Global Hot 100 List of WordPress Plugins and Themes

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is a global list of the top 100 hottest-trending WordPress plugins and themes across GoDaddy’s millions of WordPress installations.


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#NoHacked: How to avoid being the target of hackers

If you publish anything online, one of your top priorities should be security. Getting hacked can negatively affect your online reputation and result in loss of critical and private data. Over the past year Google has noticed a 180% increase in the number of sites getting hacked. While we are working hard to combat this hacked trend, there are steps you can take to protect your content on the web:

Source: Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: #NoHacked: How to avoid being the target of hackers