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JOZSOFT http://www.jozsoft.com Resources For Web Entrepreneurs Thu, 26 Jan 2017 21:47:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.9 15 Anthropomorphic Objects http://www.jozsoft.com/uncategorized/15-anthropomorphic-objects/ http://www.jozsoft.com/uncategorized/15-anthropomorphic-objects/#respond Thu, 26 Jan 2017 21:47:08 +0000 http://www.jozsoft.com/?p=451 Have you ever seen a common everyday object and could swear that its smiling at you? Well, it could be that funny looking cigarette you have been smoking, or its just anthropomorphic! Cool Dashboard Is Cool Happy Toothbrush Holders Are Happy This Mailbox Is On A Smoke Break This Music Makes Everyone Smile Serious Street […]

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Have you ever seen a common everyday object and could swear that its smiling at you? Well, it could be that funny looking cigarette you have been smoking, or its just anthropomorphic!

Cool Dashboard Is Cool

Happy Toothbrush Holders Are Happy

This Mailbox Is On A Smoke Break

This Music Makes Everyone Smile

Serious Street Sign Is Serious

OMG Building

Life Boat Kisses

Feed The Troll To Open The Gate

Drunk Octopus Wants To Fight You

Baby Potato Is Upset

Happy Meter Is Happry

Oh Shit! Brick

Yay! I Am A Chair!

Smiley Car Seat

Angry Macaroni

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9 SEO Tips to Optimize Your WordPress Website for Better Ranking http://www.jozsoft.com/how-to/9-seo-tips-to-optimize-your-wordpress-website-for-better-ranking/ Fri, 01 May 2015 15:01:58 +0000 http://www.jozsoft.com/?p=442 Having the best looking site or most compelling content on the web does not mean much if you are not able to attract the attention of the major search engines. For most site owners, the trick to earning significant web traffic is not as much about the web design as it is about understanding the […]

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276380757_1ac950f28f_mHaving the best looking site or most compelling content on the web does not mean much if you are not able to attract the attention of the major search engines. For most site owners, the trick to earning significant web traffic is not as much about the web design as it is about understanding the technical aspect. This knowledge includes understanding the technical items that search engines are looking for when the site is indexed.

In a nutshell, search engine optimization is the process of optimizing a website so that it appears to be a credible, reputable source of information. This optimization is accomplished by adhering to the algorithms that the major search engines seem to be using. This optimization allows the website owners to communicate exactly what a site is about and why it is a credible source of information.

Often there are SEO things that are overlooked by developers. This oversight is likely unintentional. The following list is a list of ten SEO tips. This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list but should provide a handful of natural ways to start optimizing the website without the need for additional technical expertise.

  1. Content is still king. Remember, you are creating a website for real people, not for search engines. Concentrate on offering high-quality content that is centered around the keywords most relevant to your market. A great example of awesome content can be seen at Myrtle Beach Resorts.
  2. Provide relevant names for your image files. Search engines rely on the names and alt tags of your images in order to know what they reference. This practice is also considerate to those who have vision disabilities and use screen readers to provide the context of the image.
  3. Use “pretty” permalinks. Keep the permalinks on your site short and to the point so that both visitors and the search engines will understand what your pages and posts are about.
  4. Provide an XML sitemap. This sitemap is one of the easiest ways to ensure search engines index all of the main sections or areas of your website.
  5. Choose a theme that has been designed with SEO in mind. Some designers place a bigger priority on being SEO-friendly than others. Do your research to find the one that fits your SEO needs.
  6. Use heading tags to draw attention to key content. Highlight important concepts and keyword phrases by using the <h1> and <h2> tags to make them stand out.
  7. Avoid black hat SEO strategies. When it comes to lasting results, there are no shortcuts to SEO success. Using unethical or unfair techniques is a great way to get your site removed from the search engine results entirely.
  8. Avoid using Flash. Those fancy graphics and animations might look appealing to some users, but they’re gibberish to the search engines.
  9. Distribute your content using social media. Take advantage of your favorite social media platforms to let your audience know about your freshest content. This social media marketing strategy is an excellent way to build buzz online while providing SEO benefits.

Unless you are particularly interested in learning all of the finer points of effective SEO for yourself, you might consider using one of the many great SEO plugins that are available, such as the Yoast SEO plugin. This highly recommended plugin is simple enough for a beginner to use. It also includes enough advanced settings and options to allow more experienced developers to get as detailed as they like in their SEO campaign.

Above all, it’s important to remember that it is ultimately the quality of your content that will make or break your campaign, at the end of the day. Concentrate on creating content that your target audience is going to love, and view the SEO side of your online presence as icing on the cake.

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10 Tools To Automate Facebook http://www.jozsoft.com/how-to/10-tools-to-automate-facebook/ Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:53:54 +0000 http://www.jozsoft.com/?p=273 Facebook is the second most popular site on the Internet. The amount of time people spend posting updates, looking at pictures, reading other peoples update and playing games is immense. Saving even a few minutes a day can make a huge difference in a persons productivity. Here are 10 tools to automate Facebook and help […]

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Facebook is the second most popular site on the Internet. The amount of time people spend posting updates, looking at pictures, reading other peoples update and playing games is immense. Saving even a few minutes a day can make a huge difference in a persons productivity. Here are 10 tools to automate Facebook and help you get back some of the time you spend online.

  1. Shareaholic

    Many users like to share some of the gems they find browsing the web with their friends in Facebook. Unfortunately, not all pages have a Like button. Shareaholic is an add-on that works with most browsers and can share post a link to whatever page you are on with just a click of the mouse button without logging into Facebook.

  2. Facebook Blaster Pro

    Adding friends and sending messages can be a hassle in Facebook when you keep getting hit with Captcha screens. Facebook Blaster Pro can take care of these tasks and bypass the Captcha screens as well. You can send mass messages, friend pokes and post to walls automatically with Facebook Blaster Pro.

  3. Hootsuit

    A dashboard that lets you update Facebook and other social media is only part of what Hootsuit has to offer. This application also compiles statistics and monitors your competitors so you can keep track of how effectively Facebook and other social media are promoting your company’s brand.

  4. Facebook Automation 1.0

    Keeping up on accepting friend requests and posting messages to everybodys Facebook wall can be consume hours of every day. Facebook Automation 1.0 can take care of these tasks and more. One thing to keep in mind, it only works with Internet Explorer.

  5. Farming Extreme Manager

    More than 80 million people play Farmville on Facebook and the amount of time spent harvesting and planting crops can be significant. Farming Extreme Manager will take care of these tasks as long as the game is open in a browser. It will even manage gifts and visiting neighbor farms.

  6. X-Cart

    Keeping a company Facebook page updated with new products or pricing can be time consuming. X-Cart can do this and more automatically. It helps build your brand through Facebook while you are focusing on managing your day to day business activities.

  7. Tweetdeck

    Updating Facebook status on the go can be a hassle even with today’s smartphones. Updating Twitter is a lot easier. Tweetdeck lets users update their Facebook status with their Twitter feed. It can also work the other way around so keeping followers and friends updated can be done from either application with the help of Tweetdeck.

  8. Ad.ly

    Many public figures are using Facebook to stay connected with their fans and constituents. Keeping a steady stream of status updates going can be a challenge even with a team of personal assistants. Ad.ly can keep your status fresh and up to date so your friends don’t forget about you.

  9. JGrabAllGifts

    Many people play numerous games on Facebook and their gift page can become unmanageable quickly. JGrabAllGifts does all the clicking on the gifts page for you. Each gift accepted opens in a new tab for those who want to regift. It can also automate Facebook requests like Causes and Events.

  10. FeedBlitz

    Facebook is the ultimate list builder for an email marketing campaign. Feedblitz can automatically pull out the email addresses from Facebook and integrate them into a complete marketing campaign that includes email, Twitter, Facebook posts and more. Plus it includes the necessary analytic tools to monitor and gauge the campaigns impact.

Research for this post was provided in part by Strategic Development Group.

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How Social Media Affects Link Building http://www.jozsoft.com/seo/how-social-media-affects-link-building/ Sat, 09 Apr 2011 14:33:58 +0000 http://www.jozsoft.com/?p=266 Social Media has been around for years now. If part of your SEO plan doesn’t include optimizing for Social Media, you can’t be considered a relevant SEO in 2011. Ok, enough skills bashing, Social Media is a great way to build links if you use it the right way. Like all things, Social Media link […]

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Link BuildingSocial Media has been around for years now. If part of your SEO plan doesn’t include optimizing for Social Media, you can’t be considered a relevant SEO in 2011. Ok, enough skills bashing, Social Media is a great way to build links if you use it the right way. Like all things, Social Media link building should be done in moderation (you’ve got to look somewhat natural to Google). Posting a link to your profile every 30 seconds isn’t link building.

The biggest and most important thing Social Media does for link building is enhance Google’s philosophy of “build great content that people want to link to”. Just building great content and having people link to it is sort of like creating a Utopian society, it works great in theory. Social Media allows you to promote great content and increase your chances of getting that beautiful, warm, loving, natural link. If you can get an “influencer” to retweet or tweet about your post, you’ve definitely given yourself the best chance to reach Google’s Utopian philosophy.

Common knowledge is that Google uses Twitter and Bing uses Facebook for their cues. It is my belief that the major search engines can get cues from any medium of social media, some search engines just get more information than others. Google is actively paying Twitter for their social information. What an SEO can read from that is that Google wants to know what’s trending, where links are pointing, and what influences peoples tweets/retweets… Microsoft does the same with Facebook, but don’t get caught thinking these mediums are mutually exclusive.

Want to get a piece of link bait to bombard Google with cues? Post it to Twitter, get tons of retweets, get lots of clicks to your link, and watch your importance for those keywords rise. It’s imperative that your link bait has the option to share via a link on your page. Google can certainly read those sharing links and get a feel for how popular people think it is. Getting lots of tweets and likes will bump your authority level up.

For the short-cut SEO simply wanting a bunch of easy links, just go through as many social sites as possible and set up an account. Link back to your website in your accounts profile. I’m sure you’re aware that social media is no-follow, but don’t get influenced by this. Just because a link is tagged no-follow doesn’t mean it won’t help. A no-follow link from social media sites can be better than lots of links you might find elsewhere.

To be successful in Social Media, you have to contribute. Don’t spam peoples news feeds. Don’t sell at people. Just be a good, thoughtful, and active contributor to your social strata. Creating links comes from being known as an authority on a subject and being a solid contributor. Who do you think would create more links about basketball via social, Michael Jordan or Mike Washington? Don’t know who Mike Washington is (I don’t either)? Then you know the answer to my question. You’ve got to create something that Michael Jordan would want to share… that’s where true work and creativity come to play. Given recent Google algorithm updates, a plan to build links via Social Media is more important than ever. Are you building links with social?

Sam Page is the owner of Tipping Point SEO in Lewisville, TX. He has been optimizing for today’s Social Media since 2004 and been doing SEO since 2006. He is known for his work in the utility truck industry, specifically bucket trucks. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @TippingPointSEO .

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How To Add “Tweet This” Links To Any CMS With PHP http://www.jozsoft.com/twitter/how-to-add-tweet-this-links-to-any-cms-with-php/ http://www.jozsoft.com/twitter/how-to-add-tweet-this-links-to-any-cms-with-php/#comments Mon, 22 Mar 2010 18:35:15 +0000 http://www.jozsoft.com/?p=206 Twitter is a popular social media platform that not only enables communication but can help drive traffic to your blog. On way to integrate twitter with your blog is to add a “Tweet This” link to your pages. If you are using WordPress or another popular CMS you can find plugins that will do this […]

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Twitter is a popular social media platform that not only enables communication but can help drive traffic to your blog. On way to integrate twitter with your blog is to add a “Tweet This” link to your pages. If you are using WordPress or another popular CMS you can find plugins that will do this for you. However, if your CMS is custom built or if you are unable to install plugins you can use the script we are going to build below to integrate twitter into any PHP page.

With this script we are going to follow the following steps.

  1. Set a few parameters for the link.
  2. Determine the URL of the page.
  3. Pass the URL through a shortening service’s API.
  4. Create HTML link to Twitter with tiny URL.

Set a few parameters for the link.
In our first step we are going to add a few parameters to define parts of the hyperlink that the script will be creating. To do this we will be defining two strings, $linktext and $tweetmessage. $linktext is the anchor text of the link that we will be creating and $tweetmessage is the prefix message that will appear in the tweet right before the tiny URL.

/*** To customize edit below ***/

    /*** Link Anchor Text ***/
    $linktext = "Tweet this Article!";

    /*** Message in Tweet ***/
    $tweetmessage = "Currently Reading:";
    $encodedmessage = urlencode($tweetmessage);

Because $tweetmessage will become part of the final URL in our link we want to make sure that it is encoded to work correctly across the HTTP. Therefore we use the urlencode() function to create $encodedmessage.

Determine the URL of the page.
We will be using the $_SERVER array to determine the page’s URL in order to pass through a shortening service. We first detect the URL’s protocol by using $_SERVER[‘HTTPS’]. This will help us determine if the URL is http or https. Next we combine the results from our $_SERVER[‘HTTPS’] check with $_SERVER[‘HTTP_HOST’] and $_SERVER[‘REQUEST_URI’]

    /*** check for https ***/
    $protocol = $_SERVER['HTTPS'] == 'on' ? 'https' : 'http';
    /*** return the full address ***/
    $longurl = $protocol.'://'.$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'].$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'];

$longurl now contains the full URL to the page.

Pass the URL through a shortening service’s API.
We now want to pass $longurl through a shortening service so that we don’t tweet a long URL. In this example we are using TinyURL, but you can use any service who’s API returns data in a text format. To grab the tiny URL we will use PHP’s cURL library.

/*** creates URL for API ***/
    $urlapi = "http://tinyurl.com/api-create.php?url=".$longurl;
    /*** activate cURL for URL shortening ***/
    $ch = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $urlapi);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
    $shorturl = curl_exec($ch);
    curl_close($ch);

Now $shorturl contains the new shortened URL that we will use in our tweet.

Create HTML link to Twitter with tiny URL.
Here we take all of the variables and combine them to create our HTML “Tweet This” link.

 /*** make the tweet code ***/
    echo ''.$linktext.'';

Installation

  1. Copy the full code below.
  2. Edit code to suit your needs.
  3. Save file and upload to your web host.
  4. Paste below include code in PHP doc where you want link to appear.

Working example.

Include Code

include 'TweetLink.php';

FULL CODE
Download this in a text file here.

/*** To customize edit below ***/

    /*** Link Anchor Text ***/
    $linktext = "Tweet this Article!";

    /*** Message in Tweet ***/
    $tweetmessage = "Currently+Reading:";
    $encodedmessage = urlencode($tweetmessage);

    /*** check for https ***/
    $protocol = $_SERVER['HTTPS'] == 'on' ? 'https' : 'http';
    /*** return the full address ***/
    $longurl = $protocol.'://'.$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'].$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'];
    /*** creates URL for API ***/
    $urlapi = "http://tinyurl.com/api-create.php?url=".$longurl;
    /*** activate cURL for URL shortening ***/
    $ch = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $urlapi);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
    $shorturl = curl_exec($ch);
    curl_close($ch);
    /*** make the tweet code ***/
    echo ''.$linktext.'';

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Mobile Messaging Test Subjects Needed – FREE STUFF INSIDE http://www.jozsoft.com/new-products/mobile-messaging-test-subjects-needed-free-stuff-inside/ http://www.jozsoft.com/new-products/mobile-messaging-test-subjects-needed-free-stuff-inside/#comments Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:58:52 +0000 http://www.jozsoft.com/?p=211 We are currently developing a very unique social media application that utilizes text messaging! During the development of this product we have realized that we need some help testing our system on the widest array of mobile carriers. Therefore we are asking for help from you! Anyone that agrees to help with this test will […]

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We are currently developing a very unique social media application that utilizes text messaging! During the development of this product we have realized that we need some help testing our system on the widest array of mobile carriers. Therefore we are asking for help from you! Anyone that agrees to help with this test will receive a FREE copy of this new application! If you currently use any of the carriers below for mobile messaging please email Joe Hall at joe[at]jozsoft.com to participate!

  • Airtouch Pagers
  • Bell South
  • GTE
  • Metro PCS
  • Omnipoint
  • Skytel Pagers
  • TSR Wireless
  • Nextel
  • Bell Canada
  • Cellular One
  • Cingular
  • Cingular Wireless
  • SunCom
  • Sunrise Mobile
  • T-Mobile
  • TSR Wireless
  • US Cellular
  • Verizon PCS
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Vodafone Japan
  • WebLink Wiereless

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WhosTalkin.com Moves To Media Temple! http://www.jozsoft.com/whostalkin/whostalkincom-moves-to-media-temple/ http://www.jozsoft.com/whostalkin/whostalkincom-moves-to-media-temple/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2009 00:48:32 +0000 http://www.jozsoft.com/?p=136 It is my proud pleasure to announce that WhosTalkin.com is now using a robust hosting solution provided by Media Temple. We are very excited to move forward with a company that has a proven record in hosting excellence! This change should also allow us to scale as we continue to develop a new line of […]

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mt-120x60-dkIt is my proud pleasure to announce that WhosTalkin.com is now using a robust hosting solution provided by Media Temple. We are very excited to move forward with a company that has a proven record in hosting excellence! This change should also allow us to scale as we continue to develop a new line of exciting tools and services that are sure to blow you away! So with that, give our new home a try and stay tuned for some really great services in the future.

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WhosTalkin? iGoogle Gadget Released! http://www.jozsoft.com/whostalkin/hello-world-2/ Mon, 12 Jan 2009 18:32:10 +0000 http://www.jozsoft.com/INDEX_blog/?p=1 Hey everyone! I have some great news, we just rolled out our first tool at WhosTalkin.com! It is my proud pleasure to present to you The WhosTalkin.com iGoogle Gadget! You can now find out exactly what is being said in the world of social media with out leaving the comfort of your home page! For […]

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Hey everyone! I have some great news, we just rolled out our first tool at WhosTalkin.com! It is my proud pleasure to present to you The WhosTalkin.com iGoogle Gadget! You can now find out exactly what is being said in the world of social media with out leaving the comfort of your home page!

For more information on this tool, visit our new tools section.

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