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Ever wondered who owns a photo and what photography copyright laws are? Well, here's a nice PDF info-graphic by CliftonCameras.co.uk that explains the curious case of a Monkey taking a selfie, a lawsuit, and updated laws.
Joomla tags with some templates may cause duplicate content, which we all know is a problem for Google and other search engines. Here is an example.
The tags which show up with Artisteer templates under a content item generate an sef like this.
The sef generated by the Joomla tag menu link generates a link like this.
This is core router issue which we didn't have time to resolve at this writing. However, the quick fix is to use a .htaccess rule. Here it is.
RedirectMatch 301 ^/component/tags/tag/(.*)$ /tags/$1
What this does is look for urls with /component/tags/tag/ and rewrites it as /tags/.
This will resolve the duplicate content issue.
*To help Google find your TAGS, be sure to add a menu link somewhere, and be sure to install this TAG extension for xmap.
*A related issue is the menu tag items do not have unique titles. We are looking into that as well.
Recently we did a new install to Joomla 3.4. All was well. After we installed xmap we started getting an error in the admin control panel. It looked like this.
joomla 3.4 _weblinks' doesn't exist
Turns out Joomla 3.4 no longer installs the previously default Weblinks component, which we never used anyway. But, apparently, xmap references it. The easy solution was to install the weblinks component which can be found here. https://github.com/joomla-extensions/weblinks/releases
Just install it, and the error goes away.
Find top social brands each month
Ever wonder who the top social brands are? Wonder no more. Check out Hootsuite's LOVE LIST, which compiles a list of the top 450 social brands based not only on likes and followers but also on a big data from their uberUV platform. They combine the following items to determine a companies score.
3 Tips to Boost Social Media Marketing
Everyone is talking about how social media is the latest, greatest marketing platform. There are so many ways to reach people and to understand what they want and why, it almost seems like a no-brainer. However, many do not seem to believe that social media can work for them or have failed to generate the desired results. This could be due to strategy, tactics, or the emphasis of the campaign.
For professionals falling in the category of skeptics, or those simply stuck with how to take advantage of these platforms, keep the following ways to use social media to boost sales and drive profit margins in mind.
5 Secrets of a Good SEO Writer
SEO writers are experts at optimizing text content online in such a manner that that specific page is highly likely to turn up in first search results. SEO is a very common concept but not everyone can master it as it requires a strategic mind and techniques to be implemented. SEO writers are a big part of SEO services and SEO firms and they are specialized in their field of work. Here are 5 secrets that make SEO writers so good at their work:
The fight for net neutrality is on again. To help illustrate what is at stake, the folks at FightForTheFuture.org have set up BattleForTheNet.com which has a variety of protest widgets and a wealth of related resources to help YOU PROTEST the potentail slowdown of the internet that Comcast and other cable companies are fighting for. (How will they slow down the net? They want to start charging websites for faster service and delivery times. In short, big companies will be forced to pay more to be seen at faster speeds. The added cost will of course be passed on to consumers. And, smaller companies and organizations will simple be put in the slow lane if they can't afford to be in the fast lane. That too will hurt as small business is what drives America. So, to join the protest and raise awareness of the pending vote on Feb 26th, just add one of these countdown widgets to your site, share it, and visit BattleForTheNet.com for more details.
Funny Facebook meme found on Google Plus.
360 Video Screen Anyone?
Have you ever crammed around a laptop for a video conference? Ever jostled for a better view while watching a sports game at a party? Ever wanted to feel like you lived in a sci-fi fantasy world? Well, there is no fantasy about it. Check out Puffer Fish Displays. They offer a crystal ball video screen that literally displays media in a 360 degree sphere. It reminds me of Lord Of The Rings: Two Towers and Prometheus when the Android activates the Aliens spaceship navigation. Besides having one of these for personal fun, the business applications are pretty exciting. Beyond just "display" and signage for museums and trade shows, their displays can also be interactive. Because of the relative novelty of the displays, I would pretty much stop at any trade show booth, store, kiosk that had one of these. I want one. I want one. I want one!