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Dec 8, 2016

Top 6 Tools for Startup Consulting Firms

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Top 6 Tools for Startup Consulting Firms

Consulting firms online are becoming more popular these days. They provide professional advice to individuals or organizations about their field of expertise in exchange of a fee. Starting a consulting firm seems difficult though. Unless you or your team is an expert when it comes to that subject matter, then it is not easy to gain other people’s trust. Your firm is hired because other people or organizations believe that you have something useful to impart to them.

The good thing is that now you can use online tools to make the job easier. With the help of these tools for startup consulting firms, you can now run the business easily and attend to the needs of your potential clients.

Dec 7, 2016

How to Get Your First 100 GooglePlus Followers (infographic)

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Get Your First Few Hundred Followers on Google+

At first glance, when Google+ was launched in 2011, it looked like it would be a decent competitor for Facebook. It was backed by one of the biggest Internet brand (guess which) and was loaded with a myriad of their services. All in all, it was expected to be destined for something bigger.

Obstacles, however, got in the way. One such was the departure of Vic Gundotra. With the father gone, the baby project was left in the hands of a foster father with different visions. A second obstacle before was that it looked a lot like its main competition; if Google’s supposed social media site had nothing more to offer than Facebook, then would you switch? Another was the management decision to require a Google+ account to use other Google products; one prime gripe was leaving comments on videos on YouTube (which, if you recall, Google bought back in 2006).

Needless to say, a lot of people thought this wasn’t the best system to implement—especially when considering the general and specific numbers of “Google+ users.”

But things have changed for the better. (Being just a social media platform wasn’t the intent to begin with.) No longer the Facebook clone that it was, Google+ is now a stable community of professionals and like-minded individuals. So sign up and enjoy a breath of fresh (social media) air.

“What about my connections?” you ask. Well, the following infographic makes sure you don’t stay a blank slate for long.

Dec 6, 2016

6 Ways to Leverage Your Google+ Presence to Promote Your Business

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6 Ways to Leverage Your Google+ Presence to Promote Your Business

All of us know about the Digital Marketing revolution happening around us. There is no denying the fact that social networks play a huge role in influencing buyers on the Internet. It is a great tool to promote yourself or your business online.

Google+ is a feature rich platform at par with other leading social media websites. However, as it is with Google the visibility and a complete package of services makes it an interesting, under-utilized but a significant player.

Recently Google had announced that it would no longer be required to create a Google+ profile in order to access its other features. This affected many Internet marketers in a negative way rendering the service bit unpopular. Although this is a fact, we must not forget that Google’s services are linked to its search engine result visibility. Therefore creating a Google+ account will give better access to how you can promote and monitor your product or service in the online marketplace. Getting an account is easy and brings along a host of other services from Google, and this has been a reason Internet Marketers and Business Owners have continued to utilize the service.

Sample this, according to a survey done by Social Media Examiner Google+ has a strong international following. In India 80 percent of internet users have a Google+ account, and almost 40 percent are regularly active on it.

Listed below are six ways you can use Google+ to benefit your business:

Dec 5, 2016

Websites to Submit Your Infographic and Increase Your Reach

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7 Websites to Submit Your Infographic and Increase Your Reach

There’s tons of data on the internet – from Wikipedia to scientific articles, information on all subjects is abundant. It’s no surprise the focus began shifting from finding info to presenting it – and that’s what infographics are all about.

Let’s say, for instance, you want to find out how your smartphone works. You’re not really an expert, so you don’t want all the technical details, but you still want to know the basics.

A Google search will give you plenty of text-based resources that you may or may not like.

But you will love a beautiful little infographic like this one:

Seven Top Infographic Submission Sites (2017)

Notice how eye-appealing the infographic is – no crammed text, all pure beauty, making for a wonderful user experience. And if you like this infographic, you can always subscribe to the artist for more – in fact, why wouldn’t you?

According to Jonathan Long, founder of Market Domination Media, “Infographics are a great way to engage readers because they draw attention and they result in a lot of social sharing”.

Infographics are powerful for two simple reasons: they show you’re an expert at what you’re writing – that is, they build credibility – and they’re extremely likeable, which means they’re also extremely shareable.

In other words, doing infographics the right way is a great way to promote your business and gain a solid online following.

Dec 3, 2016

Get Organized: 60 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for Office Workers (infographic)

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Infographic: 60 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts To Boost Your Productivity

The QWERTY keyboard and mouse are hammer, wrench and screwdriver to many of today’s workers – the vital tools that allow us to interface with the worlds that we are building. It’s likely you sit at the computer for eight, ten, twelve hours or more each day, and even if you get to work on a variety of projects, the physical action of what you do is repetitive and – after a while – instinctual. But if these instincts include the frequent navigation of menus and sub-menus with your mouse to find the options you need, you are wasting serious time.

A few seconds mousing around here and there soon add up over the hours, days and weeks, yet you can shave a lot of time off the process by learning a few keyboard shortcuts for the functions you use most frequently. All of our most frequently used applications – Microsoft’s Office suite, Google’s Chrome browser and Gmail service, and so on – come with a long list of shortcuts to help you navigate in a fraction of the time it takes with a mouse. You can even change them or add new ones, usually by accessing a panel such as ‘Customize Keyboard’ or ‘Keyboard Shortcuts’ through a program’s Preferences or Tools menu.

But if you’re looking to speed up your most common commands, you’ll love this new infographic, which gathers all the popular ones into a single, easy-to-reference resource. Save it you desktop and Command-tab (on a Mac) or Control-tab (on a PC) through your apps to it every time you need to remember a shortcut, and you’ll soon find they become second nature and your pace of work increases substantially. It takes a little while to learn, but with the knowledge that you have a ‘cheat sheet’ with clearly visualized instructions should give you the confidence to switch from time-consuming mouse-clicks to graceful keyboard shortcuts ASAP!

Dec 2, 2016

From Instagram to WhatsApp: A Timeline of Facebook's Acquisitions (Infographic)

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The History of Facebook Acquisitions [Infographic]

Since August 2005, Facebook has acquired 68 companies costing the social media network a total of $23,124,700,000 USD – not including undisclosed payments.

However, this is unsurprising since Facebook has established itself as one of the most powerful social media giants in the world, and it has the user count to prove it. As of 2016, just over 10 years after it’s inception, Facebook has a total of 1.7 billion users.

The below infographic created by TechWyse lists each and every company acquired by Facebook since August 2005.

Some of it’s most memorable purchases include its acquisition of Instagram for $1 billion in April 2012, and Whatsapp Messenger, a mobile group messaging app, for $19 billion – the largest acquisition yet.

Using the infographic, you’ll also be able to see rising trends in the tech industry with Facebook’s $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR, virtual reality technology, in March of 2014. In contrast, some of Facebook’s earliest purchases include Parakey, an office applications/web OS program in 2007, and ConnectU, a social networking site, which it purchased for $31 million in 2008.

While Facebook has not disclosed every acquisition cost, it’s total costs still equals more than the GDP of Fiji, Zimbabwe and Maldives combined! It’s smallest, and first, acquisition was for Aboutface in 2005 for a total of $200K. Since then, Facebook has paid billions of dollars to purchase social networking websites, office applications, travel websites, mobile app developers, software companies, fitness tracking apps and more.

Check out the below infographic to learn more about the companies Facebook has purchased, and determine for yourself which you think were worth the money. Even more, learn about some of the rising and falling trends that have taken place in the tech industry since 2005.

Dec 1, 2016

Sneaky Online Tools to Help You Spy on Your Competitors

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Sneaky Online Tools to Help You Spy on Your Competitors

Being spy in this competitive edge is always an agreeable idea that everyone thinks even before starting a new business. Well, I may be late to discuss this conversation, but I can unveil some of the best information and tools that could help you stand on your competitors.

It is actually a game to know marketing tools that your competitors are already using, let’s play a simple game with the following tools but the condition is you must have known who your target audience are and which keywords they are targeting!

Here we go with some of the best online tools.

Nov 30, 2016

The Ultimate Marketer's’ Guide to Reddit

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The Ultimate Marketer's’ Guide to Reddit - infographic

Unless you have been living on an island with no internet access, you must have heard about Reddit from somewhere or the other.

As they call it,

“The Front Page of the Internet”

The Slogan seems interesting, right?

Nov 29, 2016

Secret Strategy Ingredients to a Successful Branding

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The Secret Ingredients to a Successful Branding Strategy

Do you need your business to thrive? Then apart from a great product, harness the power of branding. Branding is not just for the big companies with bigger budgets. You want to thrive amongst cut throat competition, right? Then even the small businesses need to embrace branding.

Nov 28, 2016

8 Useful Tips To Help You Blog on a Budget!

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8 Useful Tips To Help You Blog on a Budget!

Gone are the days when we used to run blogs for free. These days, the upfront costs for running blogs are like pulling your hair out. Yes, it is THAT bad. There are countless tools involved in maintaining a blog. And it pains us to say that those tools are quite pricey. Unless you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you need to have a frugal plan with you.

So what can we do to run a blog on a budget? In this article you'll discover a bunch of tips that can help you run a blog without any extra greens flying out of your wallet.