Finding a Photo’s License Using Google Images Search Tool

Have you ever come across the perfect photo and wanted to use it on your blog, website, social media post like Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, report or print publication? Google Images has a very useful tool to search for an image and hopefully find out the type of copyright license attached to it. Searching for an image To search for an image, you will either need to get the address of the image on the web or you will need to have a copy of it saved locally on your computer. If the image is located on a publicly accessible website … Continue reading

31 Free Stock Photo Sites for Your Web Projects

Adding photos to your web page can be a great way to connect with visitors who are more visual and to make your website generally more appealing. Here is a list of websites where you can find free stock photos for use on your web projects, in your e-learning courses, blog and social media posts and other types of publications including print. The old adage “you get what you pay for” applies here. You will often find the best of what a photographer has to offer, the photos that have been touched up to perfection on commercial stock photo sites like … Continue reading

How to Get a Custom URL for Your Facebook Timeline Page

When you create a Facebook page, you are automatically assigned a long and ugly URL made up of letters and numbers. Here are simple steps to customize your Facebook address so that it is short and sweet, not to mention easy to remember like http://www.facebook.com/michael.milette 5 Steps to Customize Your Facebook URL Login to your Facebook account Go to www.facebook.com/your.name to see if the address is available. With so many people on Facebook these days, you may need to be creative. Go back to your Facebook page and click on the gear in the upper right corner of the page and click … Continue reading

Get Google Verified Authorship for Your Website

Some people claim that getting getting Google Verified Authorship for your site can actually increase click throughs and even rakings. While I’m not sure about that, if there is even a chance that this is true, can you afford not to especially when it only takes about 5 minutes of your time? Here is how you can get Google to verify authorship of your site: Step 1: Add the following code to the header of your site: <link rel=”author” href=”https://plus.google.com/118443020258338946806/posts” /> Naturally you’ll want to change the link to point to your own page. For WordPress Sites: Some themes advanced … Continue reading

Bestest, fastest, easiest ways to proof your writing

If you write blogs, content for a website or even just status updates on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, readers of your content will consider this a reflection of who you are and the quality of your work. While this may or may not be important to you when your friends are reading your blurbs, what will you want your future employers or your loyal followers to think? Here are a few suggestions on ways you can improve the quality of your public writing. Get a Proofer or Copy editor Give a deadline for everything you … Continue reading

Is it a good idea to connect in advance with a person who will be interviewing you?

I think it is a great idea. In fact, I suggest connecting with people by telephone and even try to meet with them to learn about them, their projects and the company in advance even before applying for a job, even before sending them your resume! Think if it as a job shopping strategy. Start developing relationships from the moment you get a name. 80-90% of all jobs are never advertised. 80-90% of job seekers look for jobs online which is really ironic when you think about it. Social networking tools like LinkedIn can help you find the connections you … Continue reading

Changing Your Facebook Profile Photo

Changing your profile photo on Facebook is pretty easy but the option is a little hidden. Start by editing the photo. I’ve made some photo editing tips available to help you optimize the quality of your profile photo. Once you have your photo ready to be uploaded: Log into Facebook Hover your mouse over your profile photo. If you don’t see a button appear called Edit Profile Picture, click the photo and try again. Click the Edit Profile Picture button. Click Upload Photo… Choose the photo from your computer and click OK. … Continue reading

Promote Your Church Using Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, QR Codes, Email, SMS

The church is one of the most socially connecting groups of people in the world. They meet each week, sometimes even twice a week and are connected through all forms of social connections such as email, telephone, mail, social networks, gathering, study groups and more. It is just natural that Social Media and the church sounds like a match made in heaven. However, the truth is that churches need to start taking risks and using tools such as Facebook, Blogs, and Twitter to establish connection points with the people they want to reach or help.  Just don’t let it take … Continue reading

10 Simple Content Creation Strategies

Where do you get your inspiration when writing articles for your newsletter, your blog or even for publication on websites? Here are a few of my favourite content creation strategies I use when the proverbial idea well runs dry. Have you ever read an article and though to yourself “my clients/blog readers would love to know about this”. It happens to me all the time. While copying and pasting someone else’s article verbatim is bad form not to mention illegal, notice what was important to you in their article and write about it from your perspective. You can always refer to … Continue reading

Creating Your Profile Photo for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+

You’ve decided to join the Social Media revolution — Welcome dear friend! So how do you make a profile photo that will look good? The secret is to ALWAYS work with a copy of the original photo! Photography & Cropping Quick Tips Professional headshots look best when the person is in the centre of the photo, with the eyes about 1/3 of the way from the top and the bottom of the frame around the middle of the chest. Never cut a photo on a joint such as a neck, elbow, waist, wrist or knee if at all possible. Most people … Continue reading