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Best third party Gravity Forms plugins

First make sure to review the mostly free plugins in the WordPress directory: wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=gravity+forms wordpress.org/plugins/tags/gravity-form Start with the list of free add-ons by the people who make GF (with a dev license of GF): gravityforms.com/add-ons …and their directory of 3rd party plugins: gravityhelp.com/other-resources Gravity Perks wide variety of add-ons including “Pay Per Word”; “Unique ID”; “Conditional Logic Dates”; […]

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A New Law to Protect Negative Yelp Reviews

Interesting development with Yelp — and other sites that allow public review. The “authenticity engine” and the consumer win again! Last week, Congress passed a law that will make it illegal for companies to retaliate against U.S. consumers who post negative reviews online. Yes, soon you’ll be able to give a bad business one star […]

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PayPal Here vs Square for “swipes” and “chips”

Lots of options these days for Credit Card processing—you can see their pricing is virtually identical. PayPal used to have per-item fixed fees and that adds alot for small transactions but now they both offer percentage-only fees. 2016 PayPal Here 2.7% Per swipe (or “dip” of an EMV chip card) 3.5% + $0.15 to key in cards   […]

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Mac Sign software for plotters

I wanted to share my research about inexpensive sign cutting software for plotter for the Mac since it was not easy to find online. I’ve had a few plotters over the years (including USCutter and Summagraphics) and the software was always painful to use – never as sophisticated as Illustrator. Recently I was looking to update my software […]

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Comparing SEO Tracking Tools: free alternatives to AuthorityLabs

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s unpaid results. If your site is higher ranked on the SERP (search engine results page) it will generally get more visitors, more ad views, more sales etc. Many businesses target a lot of keywords […]

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Safari 7.1.4 Where is “Empty Cache”

Speaking of food metaphors…. an Apple moved the cheese. Trying to clear cache in Safari 7.1.4? It’s no longer under the “Safari” menu. Here’s how to clear the cache in the new Safari. Select “Preferences” from the Safari Menu and then follow these steps… Select the “Advanced” tab and check the “Show Develop menu in menu bar” box […]

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Fake reviews at Yelp, Amazon Books – authenticity engine details

An interesting new report from PBS NewsHour about fake reviews on Yelp and Bazaarvoice: They don’t mention the services that sell Facebook friends and other social media followers but that’s in the same dishonest ball park. Reminds me of Amazon’s decision to delete thousands of book reviews that generated an uproar — the company never […]

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Google “local” “places” and “+”

It’s another Google riddle: What’s local yet keeps moving? I had a listing on Google “local” and then that became a Google “places” page and now it’s a “Google+” page. I’m sure they’ll change it again soon enough but for now it’s nice to have more integration with reviewers identities. BTW if you are a client that I have worked […]

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How to remove a Google account from “Choose an account” page list

Here’s a quick tip on something very simple that I could not figure out for the longest time. One of those bugs that was somehow thought to be a feature at some point in the development process over at Google. Too busy not doing evil, I guess… The graphic above is very straightforward and familiar […]

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Tint for social mashups and connect pages

An interesting new option for a very visual way to ‘mash up’ any social feeds. http://www.tintup.com The video on the front page is pretty good at explaining what it is. Here’s a quick test I did just importing my Facebook page and Pinterest profile http://www.helloari.com/connect/ It choked on my LInkedIn profile and I didn’t take […]

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