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Search: Tell Them How-To Do It

Search: Tell Them How-To Do It

By WebProNews Staff August 6, 2007

People want to know how to tie a necktie and would really like their favorite search engine to give them a hand.

  • Improving Your Blog Karma

    By Rohit Bhargava · March 26, 2007 

    Whether you believe in karma or not, making your blog a success often has a lot to do with a series of seemingly disconnected events.  Every post you make, person you contact or comment you leave adds to the sum total of your efforts in the blogosphere. 

    Building relationships is important in any industry, but blog karma is the idea that what you do and how you behave will ultimately have an effect on you directly or indirectly.  Blog karma is not often written about, but very often spoken about by bloggers, especially successful ones.  So if you did believe that blog karma does exist, how should you go about increasing yours?  Here are 10 ways you can improve your blog karma:   

  • Social Media Headline Formulas That Work

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    Using Coldfusion to Make an RSS Feed

Uploading Files Like GMail Attachments
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Google’s GMail has a nice way of allowing you to add multiple attachments to an email.

Yahoo! Developer Network’s PHP Development Center

Woohoo! The PHP Development Center is now live on the Yahoo! Developer Network.

Fedora Time Bug

The question of setting time comes up frequently. Setting the timezone and the system clock can be confusing, particularly if the machine is dual boot.

Yahoo Launches Podcast Directory

Yahoo has launched a podcasting site, a place that’s not only a directory of podcasts but also a great resource of rich information on podcasting generally, and a one-stop-shop for your podcasts and music purchasing.

Yahoo! Spain Threatens Blogger Over Piracy How-To

Yahoo! Spain didn’t take too kindly to Spanish blog network Weblogs SL when they posted a third party tip on how to illegally download videos from Yahoo! Launch on their software blog Genbeta. After threat of legal action, the post has since been removed.

How To Use Gmail as a Personal File Server

From enGadget comes this neat looking way of using your Gmail account as a personal file server …

Choosing a Topic for Writing a How-To Book

Review in depth the intelligence you have accumulated over the years and you will have no problem in identifying where your primary source of expertise lies. However, before cementing your choice of a topic it will be necessary to run the data through several tests to confirm its suitability as the subject matter for your first how-to book.

Windows XP and Networking Your LAN, Part One

One of Microsoft’s goals with Windows XP was to improve your experience when networking personal computers together by automating the task with the Network Setup Wizard. (Start>Control Panel>Network Connections>Network Setup Wizard>follow the menu prompts)

HowTo Get and Use New Longer Website Names To Promote Your Business

New 67 Character Domain Names.

Demand the Why, Don’t Settle for Just the How-To

I’m with the childhood development scientists who recently authored “The Scientist in the Crib.”
(http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0688177883/susandunnmome- 20 ). Their rationale – “while popular books about science speak to intelligent, perceptive adults who simply want to learn, books about babies typically just give advice, heavy on the how-to and light on the why.”

Make Your Readers And Customers Love You – Tell Them How-To Do It!

One of the bits of feedback I’ve gotten many times from my ezine readers is that they want more how-to articles. Everyone tells them “what” to do to: build their business, drive more traffic to their websites, make more sales, etc. However, very few people tell them “how”. Many readers have told me that they really want step-by-step how-to articles. Newbies to your business are looking for this same how-to information.

Enhance Your CD: A “How-To”

Everyone by now has probably bought a CD by their favorite artist, stuck it in their computer and watched in amazement as your screen is taken over and an interface is loaded for your viewing pleasure, complete with videos, sound clips, pictures and even links to the artist’s website. For a really good example of this, check out Blind Melon’s CD “Nico”. After Shannon Hoon died, they put out their last CD, which is fully loaded with extras that may never have been released otherwise. Thousands of dollars are spent in order to put these CD’s together, but it’s really cheaper than that if you want to do it yourself. The standard for a long time was to produce these using Macromedia Director or QuickTime, but that can be expensive. Flash is a cheap substitute that does as good or better of a job of making a multimedia presentation. To do it using html can be even cheaper!

How-to use Holiday Events For Extra Promotion

If you run an ecommerce site especially, then just as the stores do, you should do something different to attract shoppers each time there is a major (and minor) holiday event.