Weekly Roundup – Guy R Cook 20130727

50 Homepage Website Layouts using Featured Details & Icon Lists by Jake Rocheleau

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Explaining Markdown The trend of icon detail lists has be rising very quickly but silently. I have not seen many other designers writing about this topic, and my hope is to shed light onto the trend with some beautiful examples. Generally startups and smaller Internet-based websites utilize these icon details for pitching their product to customers.

Homepage layouts are also the typical place to find these details because it will capture visitors landing right on the website. Some icons are very large, others are tiny and stacked in rows of 6 or 8 features. Other icons are colorful or flat or shiny and many other various styles. The point is to give recognition for these icon-centric interface features which really to present a beautiful product to interested consumers.

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Shared this for the excellent keep it simple calls to action this model presents!  And if these 50 ideas don’t work, let me know what you came up with instead ok?

Guy R Cook - President vDomainHosting, Inc

Freemium
and the links to go with that word.

5 ways developers fail at freemium games

Freemium Games Explained!  – Dual currencies and more.

Freemium Is Irresistable, Even For Successful Game Companies

Advanced Link Tracking Code from Google

It’s listening really well, that enables you to hear the sound of one hand clapping.

7 Benefits of App Authorization for Sweepstakes

To make sweepstakes perform better, here are 7 benefits explained.

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The Evolution Of Quality Score

Even if you don’t care much for a history lesson, it may help paint a picture of why QS exists in the first place, and the evolution of factors may give you some insight into what Google cares about.When I started working at Google in 2002, Quality Score didn’t exist. But what set Google apart from the other PPC ad systems at the time was how they determined if ads were relevant enough to warrant an impression. In addition to having a team of humans reviewing all ads, the system was also monitoring the click-through rate (CTR) of every keyword — if a keyword’s CTR fell below 0.5%, it would become disabled for poor relevance. Google was using the wisdom of the crowds to let its users determine which ads should show and which shouldn’t.The problem with disabling keywords at an arbitrary CTR level was that advertisers were unhappy to see some of their keywords disabled forever (unless, of course, they knew of the workaround to resubmit the same keyword with different capitalization). So, we started to evolve the system. Instead of disabling keywords, we came up with new statuses like “slowed,” “in trial” and “on hold.”

Know Thy Fans – Be Relevant In Your Fan Acquisition Efforts

Before you pull the trigger on a sweepstakes to win a new iPad, diamond earrings, or luxury vacation, ask yourself if the people who enter your contest are doing it because they are potential customers and want to engage with your brand, or if they’re just using you for a chance to win that shiny new gadget/sparkly/getaway.
— another great post from the WooBox website @ http://blog.woobox.com 

5 Landing Page Headline Formulas Tested

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While there is no shortage of articles that list different headline formulas that you can use on your landing pages, there really isn’t much research available on how these formulas actually perform in real life on real landing pages.

How to Deactivate All Plugins
When Not Able to Access WP-Admin

Often times during troubleshooting, hosted WordPress, many sites will recommend deactivate all plugins and activate them one by one. What’s worst is sometimes you get locked out of your WordPress admin panel, so you can’t even deactivate the plugins in an easy way. If you have ever faced the white screen of death, then you know exactly what we are talking about. In this article, you will be shown how to deactivate all WordPress plugins when not able to access wp-admin area.

JoomlaShine Power Admin

Very often JoomlaShine sees reports from users about how difficult it is to do simple tasks in Joomla such as changing module positions, hiding an article’s title or relocating menu items. Thus, we decided to take a good look at how people use Joomla and created an ultimate solution to make such processes much easier and joyful.  Have a look.

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guycook

I sold that first website in August of 1995, and has continued my web solutions company offering design, development and deployment, usability or support services since. The previous work experience as the marketing director for an ISP, radio sales, television news announcer, have all have helped to build my corporation. 19 years plus online doesn't hurt a bit; to be a web developer.

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