Wednesday, August 5, 2015

6 Tools to Optimize your Product Promotion

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This is a recopilation of online tools that will help you optimize the time you spend promoting your teaching products, so you can have more time to make more products.



1. Pin4Ever


Pin4Ever is a set of power tools for Pinterest that help you quickly protect, organize, create, and upload your pins. Includes different features deppending on the plan you have, but my favorites are:

Bulk Image Uploading
Pin multiple images from your local drive or images from the web, including  Facebook,  Instagram, Pinterest, and other sites, with an optional time delay between pins.
Update Pin Descriptions/Links
Update descriptions and/or source links on multiple pins simultaneously.
Pin Anything Tool
Pin pages that don't have any pinnable images by taking a screen shot of any part of the page.
Top Pins Board
See your most popular pins (most repinned and liked) on this automatically generated board.

2. Canva

Great tool to make covers and Social Media Images


3. Trello

It's like Pinterest but to manage your own project. I love it!

4. Dropbox and Google Drive for storage

5. TweetDeck and Hootsuite allow you manage several Twitter and Facebook accounts from one dashboard

6. Photobucket and Imageshack for hosting your images when you need to have the URL.


If you know any other tools feel free to share them on the comments so I can make this list bigger.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Social Media Images Recommended Sizes

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Your images need to be the correct size for each social channel to maintain their proportion and clarity. Here is a guide to help you get the most of the Social Media promotion.


Facebook

The recommended size for your Facebook page’s cover photo is 851 pixels wide by 315 pixels tall.
Your profile photo should be 160 pixels wide by 160 pixels high.
The recommended size for the images used in your wall is 1,200 x 650 pixels
The group cover photo size must be at least 400 pixels wide by 150 pixels high

Twitter

Your account’s header photo, the recommended size is 1500 pixels wide by 500 pixels high
Your profile photo should be uploaded at 400 pixels wide by 400 pixels high, although it will be displayed at 200 pixels wide by 200 pixels high.
Images for posts at 1024 pixels wide by 512 pixels high

Google +

The recommended size for the cover photo is 1080 pixels wide by 608 pixels high
The smallest size you can use for your profile photo is 250 pixels wide by 250 pixels high, although a larger size is recommended.
Post photos in the news feed display in different sizes, without specific recommendations by Google+.
If you run a Google+ community, your community’s profile photo must be a minimum of 960 pixels wide by 540 pixels high.

Youtube

Your channel art (similar to a cover photo) that’s 2560 pixels wide by 1440 pixels high.
The minimum size for your profile photo is 98 pixels wide by 98 pixels high, but it’s recommended that you upload an image that’s 800 pixels wide by 800 pixels high.
The recommended size for your thumbnail image is 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels high

Pinterest

Your Pinterest profile photo should be 165 pixels wide by 165 pixels high.
Since you can’t upload a specific board cover image, you need to choose a pin within the board that has a standout section to crop.
Pins should be verticaly oriented, a 600 px wide image should be between 900 px and 2100 px tall.

Instagram

The suggested size for your profile photo varies across multiple sources from 110 pixels wide by 110 pixels high, to 161 pixels wide by 161 pixels high.
Instagram post images have increased in size, allowing you to upload images at 1936 pixels wide by 1936 pixels high.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

5 Tips to improve your writing and have better blog posts


Wording are the first way to make great content for your blog. Searching engines are always prioritizing well written texts and blog posts.

These videos show you the way to make better blog posts, just by writing better. Enjoy!


1. The case against "good" and "bad" - Marlee Neel



2. The art of the metaphor - Jane Hirshfield




3. Beware of nominalizations (AKA zombie nouns) - Helen Sword



4. A brief history of plural word...s - John McWhorter




5. Three anti-social skills to improve your writing - Nadia Kalman




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