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The Social Media Spec. Guide for Content Designers is a very helpful infographic that includes all of the appropriate dimensions for cover images, profile pictures, etc. for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Domain names with keywords matter less, social media engagement with your content matters more, and quality content always matters. This infographic from SearchMetrics shows how Google is changing the way it prioritizes websites in 2013.
Do you know what factors contribute to SEO success? Check out this infographic that explains what helps and hurts when it comes to SEO.
Check out Hubspot’s Marketing Grader to get feedback on your online marketing efforts. Put in your URL and email to get an overall score and checklists for blogging, Social Media, SEO, Lead Generation, and Mobile.
If you use Salesforce, there’s an easy way to capture and store sent emails. The feature is called “Email to Salesforce” and it allows you to blind carbon copy a special email address that will automatically record any email you want to match to a contact’s account. Before doing so, it takes a little setup. Just log into Salesforce, click your name in the top-right corner, then click on setup. Under the Email category, you’ll see “My Email to Salesforce”. Follow the instructions to set it up. Organizing your email is only a few clicks away.
Catch is a handy tool for capturing important things on the go. Whether you need to jot down a quick note, record video or audio or take a picture so you don’t forget something, Catch has something for you. The app is available for desktop and mobile devices (Apple and Android).
By now, most of you have probably heard that Google Reader is going away. If you need a new way to keep all your favorite RSS feeds in one place, check out feedly. Feedly lets you tag and organize content from blogs, news sites, Youtube channels and podcasts. You can easily share articles across social media sites. And, if you are a Google Reader user, you can migrate your data with the touch of a button.
Nothing quite helps the workflow like listening to some tunes, but there are so many music services out there. You might have half your music collection on Spotify, some music that you want to listen to on Soundcloud, and other songs you like that you can only find on Youtube. Tomahawk is a desktop app available for Windows, Mac, or Linux that consolidates music you have on your local library with music from external sources like Spotify, Soundcloud, and Youtube, as well as Grooveshark, exfm, and others. You can create stations much like Pandora or Spotify based on artists and even share your playlists with any of your friends who also have Tomahawk installed or browse their entire music library.
Instead of sending sensitive information such as passwords or login details through email, PasteVault allows you to create encrypted text that expires after a set time (anywhere from 10 minutes to 7 days) and gives you a secure URL you can send to others to share that information. This is much more secure than sending sensitive information through an unencrypted email that might live in someone’s inbox forever.
Finding somewhere to park is high on my “Least Favorite Things To Do” list, particularly when I have a meeting and time is of the essence. ParkMe has a web, iOS, and Android app to deliver you real time data customized to your vehicle (motorcycle, car, etc.), your preferences (closer, cheaper), and duration of parking. ParkMe’s wealth of useful parking data shows occupancy and payment options for not only lots and garages, but also street parking too. Never again will you have to circle aimlessly for 30 minutes before begrudgingly paying $20 at the next parking lot you see.