StoryTelling Updated

I’ve spent the last few days updating one of the lists/categories on the right. Storytelling has become a big part of today’s social media scene. There are new apps, new websites and more to help you tell your story. These sites come and go. What was at one point a list of close to 100, its been paired down a bit. Each link tested to make sure it at least goes to a live site.

If you are using any, and want to share a link please do. If you have recommendations, suggestions those are welcome also. Finally if something no longer works letting me know will also be appreciated. I hope to have the other lists updated also with new resources to help you achieve your goals. Thanks for visiting.

Fonts – Which Go Together

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As you pick the fonts for your publications or websites you may wonder what goes best together. Its rare that you will use only one font, and in today’s world there are literally thousands of fonts. This handy website has some terrific suggestions as well as examples of what goes well together. We may be changing some fonts very soon to improve the look here.

The site is here: https://femmebot.github.io/google-type/

Twitter Lists

twitter-logoA post I made to LinkedIN on the topic of Twitter Lists. It goes with the series of what you should do here at the start of 2015. The creation of lists in your account or accounts goes a long way to setting up other things such as Paper.li newspapers as well as email campaigns and other mass marketing events. It also allows for showing that you might be willing to work on coop projects with other members of the Twitter community . The article is is here

75 Tasty Instagram Accounts Every Foodie Should Follow

** So why this post? There are some excellent examples of creating an image, a brand that you need to do with your business. These just happen to be a bit tastier, sorry if you have not eaten. But it shows the variety and cool ideas these folks have and gives some insight into creating your own.

Everyone knows the first course of a delicious meal is serving your followers on Instagram. When it comes to sharing meals with social media followers, these food photographers, stylists and bloggers know exactly what they’re doing.

via Pocket http://mashable.com/2013/09/15/foodie-instagram-accounts/

Design – Website

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Often when you want a new look to your site you go searching through what’s out there. While duplication if the sincerest form of flattery, it the Net world I am not sure it always applies. But lets face it there is not a lot of variety these days as most involves Flash or some type of plugin that the user does not have, the current version of their browser does not support, or is not mobile friendly and the list continues. Still we want that new fresh look, take in many templates even that we can modify and hopefully achieve something we are happy with for….about that long. That said this article shows of 30 pretty cool navigation designs. Some are better than others. It takes you straight to the site, no code that I found so you are on your own in that respect. I didn’t look at all 30, but the ones I liked that I did visit C-Roots, Into the Artic, ELI, Media Arts Lawyers, Fearon Hay Architects and Black Estate.

Some of these reminded me that simplicity is important, others that perhaps it can all be one long page, perhaps wide, as long as there is a way to get back home from any point. Its a nice journey to get the creative juices flowing. The only major issue I have is with the article site. Why do you not open a new tab when you click on one of the examples? I closed the first site you sent me to, then spent five minutes looking for the link to the article again.

New Google Ranking Method

googAccording to SearchEngineLand a top stop for all SEO and web marketing types the algorithm for Google raknings has changed. Much more attention will be plaid to the content on your site then how many sites link to yours. The effort here is suppose to increase the quality of the content that we seek when we go visit a website. Their guidelines, or the (Google Webmaster Help guide) has changed a few words..

It used to say:
In general, webmasters can improve the rank of their sites by increasing the number of high-quality sites that link to their pages.

Now it says:
In general, webmasters can improve the rank of their sites by creating high-quality sites that users will want to use and share.

The change actually goes back to mid May. It was kind of snuck in there, but someone found it.

There is actually a place that keeps track of all of this, or can do comparisons over time–(article coming)– There is further support on this change from a video where Matt Cutts (head of Google’s web spam fighting team) answers a question on what can be done to help a website. The video is below:

What this means is put out great stuff on your website. New and refreshing content that the user wants to see and really the reason they came in the first place. This is something that I can help you with or provide you with some (links)… to get you started. Enjoy.