online marketing guide for beginners

The Beginner’s Guide to Online Marketing

The online world can be very complicated, particularly when it comes to marketing your business. Where do you start? Which platform do you use? While the aim is to build relationships with customers, connecting with them online can be hard to accomplish when you’re focused on running your business. Therefore, take note of the following steps designed to bring clarity to the oft-confusing process of marketing your presence in the online sphere.

Develop a Consistent, Well-Thought-Out Brand & Website

To begin, consider your company’s branding and how it relates to what you wish to achieve. Are you a luxury business that offers premium products? Is there a color scheme associated with your products’ packaging? What type of messaging or slogans are important to your business? These combined elements will become key when you are developing your online presence, because when it comes to branding, the trick is consistency. You don’t want to confuse your target audience by exhibiting an inconsistent persona. Instead, ensure that your company’s ethos, slogans, logos and color schemes are applied consistently across all online and offline platforms. Make sure that your website is easy to use and consistent with the branding. By the way, if you are just getting started out many web hosts offer excellent savings for new clients. Check out, they can set you up with a basic Linux hosting package at a very reasonable price. I can’t stress enough how important it is to have a good website. Make sure that… Read the rest
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Social Media, Hosting Coupons and More Business Tips:

Your Business and Social Media

If you are not using social media to promote your business, you are denying your business another facet through which to develop. That being said, there are certain principles to which you should adhere on your quest to develop and maintain an online image. Here are three tips for promoting your business through social media:  

Give Out Coupon Codes:

People love free stuff.  If you give your page’s followers coupons, they will find value in following your feed and engaging with your content. And best of all: it doesn’t have to be your coupons! You can give out promo codes for whichever niche your audience tends to be in. Try godaddy promo codes, which you can find for free here:, and give them out. You can find free online promo codes for pretty much whatever merchant you want at Coupon Coder:

Consistency in Your Brand Image

There are many social media platforms from which to choose today. Ensure that your brand image stays the same on every post across every platform. Bear in mind that marketing is as much about brand recognition as it is about getting the right information across to the right people.  Content may be worthy of shares, but it will do your conversion rates no justice if it cannot be swiftly and definitively related to your business.

Keep it Real

The first word in “social media” is the first thing that you should focus on. Like it… Read the rest
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Introduction to the Opera Web Browser

Ask people to name a web browser and most of them will say Internet Explorer or Firefox. Chrome has become quite popular as well and Safari is the most popular on Macs. In distant fifth place is Opera, one of the oldest and most innovative web browsers still being actively developed. In recent years, Opera’s mobile browser has gained popularity on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets as well as other niche markets such as the Wii. However, few people use Opera on their desktop PC or even realize it exists for PC, Mac and Linux. What sets Opera apart from the other browsers in the Big Five? The most obvious answer is that Opera is more than just a browser, it’s an entire suite of web tools wrapped in one program. Opera also includes a POP/IMAP mail client, torrent client, RSS feeder, download manager, debugging tools, and more. Adblocking, password management and other features offered as extensions for competing browsers are built into Opera. For these reasons, Opera did not offer the ability to use extensions until recently; there was simply no need. One down side to this was the absence of any ‘coupon extensions’, which tend to be one of the most popular extensions on the other major browsers. If you were an Opera user you had to (at least until recently) google a term like ‘expedia promo codes online’ and then manually add these codes into various online retail sites. Opera widgets, extensions and Unite… Read the rest
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Brave First Wave of Chromebooks are Put To Rest

i.e. No More Support for Old ChromeBooks

We suppose it was only inevitable. 5 years ago Google came out with the first Chromebooks, which were the first real massive attempt at creating consumer laptops that weren’t somehow based on the Windows or Mac operating systems. The Chrome OS certainly had its growing pains, and the first batch of Chromebooks were released to mixed-reviews at best. And yet still, they had a fan following. Google announced that the older Chromebooks have reached their end-of-life and will no longer be supported. Now this doesn’t mean that Chromebooks will no longer work. It’s just that they will continue to function as they are now without any support or new updates. This of course raises security concerns, as Google will no longer give Chromebooks updates if there are major security holes discovered. Of course, with the relative small-market of loyal Chromebook users, hackers may not bother with the Chrome OS. As of right now, the Samsung Series 5 is the first one to lose Google’s support. In a couple of months, the Acer AC700 Chromebook will be the next one to lose support. To give some context, Microsoft supported the Windows XP system for 10 years after its initial release. But we’re in an age of acceleration, and support cycles are growing smaller. Apple’s smartphone support tend to extend to the 3 latest iPhones, with each new iPhone version pushing the next one off the map.… Read the rest
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Can I Watch Netflix on Linux?

Yes! Yes you can! Here’s How:

For the longest time you were not able to watch Netflix on Linux computers and laptops because of a proprietary technology that Netflix uses called Silverlight. What is Silverlight? In a nutshell, Silverlight is a plug-in owned by Microsoft that is able to improve the quality of streaming video. In 2014, Netflix started switching over from Silverlight to a version of HTML5 that they use. This But thanks to engineers at both Netflix and Ubuntu, you are now able to watch Netflix via the Chrome Browser. This isn’t limited to the Ubuntu version of Linux either. You can watch it on any Linux distro! Chrome is the one that updated their browser so that it could stream Netflix on Linux operating systems. The Previous Workaround: The previous method of watching Netflix was to install Wine, which is virtualization software that enables people to run Windows programs in the Linux environment. The new update from Chrome, which enables you to watch Netflix, also mentions that they blocked this method from being effective anyway. Anyone that’s spent hours creating workarounds on a Linux distro understands how frustrating it can be when a company blocks your method. Resources Mentioned in this Article: – watch Netflix in Chrome – About Silverlight.… Read the rest
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Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ Available Now (in Beta)

The Most User-Friendly Linux Distro Has a New Version

Linux Mint, the one Distro that Linux-users usually recommend to non-Linux users looking to make the transition from Windows, has a new version out, named ‘Sarah’. Some Early Details about the Release: – It will be based on the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 ‘Xenial Xerus‘ – This latest update comes with full support until 2021. – A new touchpad configuaration. – The ‘Update Manager’ has gotten an update. – Steam, Spotify and Dropbox have been added to the Software Manager and are now easier to install. Click here to read a full run-down of new features. While this is an exciting new update, we should make clear that this is a ‘beta’. So if you’re a brand-new Windows user looking to switch to Linux, you should opt for the latest stable release of Linux Mint instead of downloading this Beta.… Read the rest