Author: Kyle Manning

The 13 Weirdest Stock Images We Found This Month

When stock images are good, they can be extremely helpful for content. But when they’re bad, they can be downright hilarious. Each month, while looking for suitable visuals for our content, we find an absurd number of weird photos. There’s stuff that makes us think “what purpose could this ever have?” and images that leave us with the classic “WTF am I looking at?” face. You know what we’re talking about, right? Well, if not, strap yourself in. Here are 13 of the bizarre stock images we (regrettably) didn’t download this month. Note: The heading above each image is the photo’s...

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Self-Editing Techniques For Writers Who Have No Friends

So you’re writing something important. Like cover letter for your dream job important, not replying to a J.K. Rowling tweet important. You’ve finished your first draft, and you reckon it’s pretty good. But you know from experience that your writing isn’t bullet-proof (honestly, whose is?). There are probably a couple of typos, spelling mistakes and confused homophones hanging out in there like uninvited errors at a raging word party. What are you gonna do? Mum’s overseas. Your colleagues aren’t paid to proofread your personal documents. And your friends are too busy, unintelligent or imaginary to help you. Yep, it’s down to you....

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Should You Translate Your Website Into Other Languages?

If you’re a hopeless monolinguist like I am, the thought of translating your website into other languages may have never crossed your mind. On the other hand, it might be something you’ve already considered but never taken action on. Either way, this can be more of a difficult decision than it seems to be. There are potential benefits to ponder, but you also have to weigh up the cost and time commitment involved. Let’s talk about a few key points that could factor into your decision. Consider Your Local Demographic This factor is most relevant to location-based businesses, such...

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How Images Can Boost Your Search Engine Rankings

Words do all the hard SEO work while pictures are just there to look pretty… right? Well, not quite.  If you use images in a clever and intentional way, they can actually play a significant part in boosting your search engine rankings. Today, we’re going to talk about how they can achieve this. You ready? Good.   Geotagging If Google and other search engines can see where your website’s pictures were taken, this can provide vital clues about who your services or products are relevant to. If the geotagging on your website’s featured images reveals that they were all captured...

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