Internet & Software

GOOGLE E-A-T QUALITY GUIDELINES: HOW TOP BLOGGERS MET THEM

[Showcase] GOOGLE E-A-T QUALITY GUIDELINES: HOW TOP BLOGGERS MET THEM We all want Google to rank our content on first page, no question! But unfortunately there is lack of knowledge about Google algorithm. Not anymore! Google reveal its E-A-T (Expertise, Authoritative, Trustworthy) quality guidelines and in this article I will showcase every single part of it with live examples. Here are the criteria for high quality content according to the document: google e-a-t quality guidelines In a few words: Google wants not only perfect, informative and useful content, he wants proof source with expertise and authoritativeness that people trust. Let me show you the key to understand the Google E-A-T! Expertise = Show Authoritative = Us Trustworthy = Proof It is so I called “Show Us Proof” strategy....

Brush Lettering: It Only Gets Better After Practice (Part 1)

The resurgence of hand lettering, calligraphy, signage, penmanship, or really anything that is graphic and handmade is increasingly difficult to ignore. Along with letters drawn in any of the categories just mentioned, drawing, sketching, sketchnoting, and any hybrid style (combinations of the above) have also been gaining attention among designers, illustrators, and other professionals. A quick look around social media or simply googling lettering will quickly show impressive and notable work. Last year I deliberately started practicing brush lettering, meaning I had a dedicated time to practice exercises, write out words and practice letterforms. The post Brush Lettering: It Only Gets Better After Practice (Part 1) appeared first on Smashing Magazine. Original Article

Download of the day: VDownloader

You’re on one of your favourite video sites, and you’ve found a video that you just have to have forever, or at least to have on your hard disk so that you don’t need to worry about buffering or sit through that ad again. Naturally you have the copyright owner’s permission to download it, because of course downloading without permission is bad and wrong. So you reach for VDownloader, because it enables you to get exactly the clip you want without, say, having to endure pre-roll adverts, captions and other distractions. Why you need it VDownloader isn’t just a video downloader. It’s also a file converter, so you can use it to get MP3 audio from a video file or convert a clip so that it will work on a mobile device such as an Android or Windows phone. It works with the major video sites (inc...

Does Conversation Hurt Or Help The Chatbot UX?

Chatbot fever has infected Silicon Valley. The leaders of virtually every tech giant — including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple — proclaim chatbots as the new websites, and messaging platforms as the new browsers. "You should message a business just the way you would message a friend," declared Mark Zuckerberg when he launched the Facebook Messenger Platform for bots. He and the rest of the tech world are convinced that conversation is the future of business. The post Does Conversation Hurt Or Help The Chatbot UX? appeared first on Smashing Magazine. Original Article

The best free screen recorder 2016

Fancy becoming the next PewDiePie, showing other people how to play big name games on YouTube? Would you like to make demos to show off your apps, or to teach others how to use specific software? Then you need a screen recorder. The simplest screen recorders simply capture what's on your screen and save it in AVI format, but the more advanced free tools also offer editing, additional audio, picture-in-picture and on-screen drawing. These are our favorites. CamStudio is an open source project, meaning it's in constant development and is completely free to download and use 1. CamStudio An open source app more flexible than most paid-for tools, CamStudio is the best screen recorder Many free screen recorders are very limited in what they do, because they're intended as adverts ...

How the music streaming giants are helping you find your next favorite song

40 million tracks. It’s a massive, incomprehensible number of songs but that’s the figure music-streaming sites have used in recent times to legitimise their services. Hit the 40 million mark and this somehow proves to potential music listeners that because they have such an unequivocal amount of music on offer they are the ultimate service. The problem is: if you are given too much choice, no matter how big of a music fan you are, it’s likely you’ll retreat back into your nostalgia cave and put on a record that you are familiar with. That’s where algorithms come in. They ease users into new music, taking the hassle of finding new stuff away. They make this whole ‘music choosing’ thing easy, even if the technology underneath this apparent simplicity is a complicated beast. Some services ha...

OneDrive for Business linked to malware menace

Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business cloud storage locker is apparently being used to host and attempt to spread malware, so be warned if you’re emailed links to the service which seem at all suspicious. According to Forcepoint Security Labs, cybercriminals have been engaging in this practice since August, using an unknown number of compromised OneDrive accounts and MySite links which can be shared with third-parties via email. Should you click on such a dodgy link, it will download an infected archive file or EXE, with obvious dire repercussions. And these malware-laden links are apparently being spread by major email campaigns firing them off to as many potential victims as possible. The sample of this scam provided by Forcepoint is a typical one – it uses an invoice linked in the OneDrive ...

New malware poses frightening threat to cash machines

Cybercriminals have their sights firmly set on ATM machines, according to one Russian security firm which is warning about malware attacks that can strip huge amounts of money from multiple cashpoints. According to security outfit Group IB, criminals can hack the central systems of banks and then trigger multiple cash machines to spew out money simultaneously, without having to physically access or manipulate said machines. Of course, they need to ensure people are on hand at the various ATM machines to scoop up the cash – and such an attack won’t last long on the radar of the affected bank, naturally. But long enough for the average successful attack to milk around $400,000 (about £320,000) from the financial institution which has been targeted, or so Group IB estimates. According to a re...

Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life

A virtual private network (VPN) is a convenient way to protect your privacy by redirecting your online activity through secure remote servers. Most free VPNs give you just 10GB data per month, which doesn’t go very far, but Canadian provider Windscribe is giving new users an impressive 50GB every month for life. To get started, visit Windscribe’s signup page and click ‘Use for free’. Enter a username and password, then click ‘Have a voucher’ and enter the code 50GBFREE. Once that's done, download the client (it’s available as a standalone program or a browser extension) and log in. Then just select a country from the drop-down list, flick the switch and start browsing. Use the code 50GBFREE to get five times the usual data allowance when you register with Windscribe The best free VPN ...

The best free YouTube video converter 2016

YouTube is a great resource for viewing videos, but at some point you might want to download them to a computer or mobile device. You might want to watch them offline, burn them to a DVD for archiving, or convert the audio to an MP3 for entertainment while driving. So what's the answer? Hunting down a YouTube conversion tool would be a good start, and luckily there are plenty around that won't cost you a penny - such is the magic of freeware. It's important to note that you should only download videos when you have the copyright owner's permission to do so. YouTube's terms of service explicitly prohibit unauthorised downloading. 1. aTube Catcher Download and convert videos to play on your PC, mobile device or console aTube Catcher is an appropriately named YouTube ...

Serif Affinity Designer arrives on Windows

Professional-grade design and graphics software Serif Affinity Designer is now available for Windows. The vector drawing app – formerly restricted to Mac owners – is a budget-friendly alternative to Adobe Illustrator. It’s available for a special launch price of £29.99/US$39.99 (about AU$55) until 24 November. That’s compared to £17.25/US$19.99/AU$22.99 per month for an Illustrator license through Adobe Creative Cloud. Design for life The PC edition of Affinity Designer has all the same features as its Mac counterpart, including unlimited artboards with device presets; non-destructive effects and adjustment layers; RGB, CYMK, LAB, Pantone and ICC color management; and 10 million+ per cent zoom. Its launch comes hot on the heels of the release of Serif Affinity Photo for Windows as a public...

The Wireframe Perfectionist’s Guide

When I was a developer, I often had a hundred questions when building websites from wireframes that I had received. Some of those questions were, "How will this design scale when I shrink the browser window?" and, "What happens when this shape is filled out incorrectly?" and even, "What are the options in this sorting filter, and what do they do?" These types of questions led me to miss numerous deadlines, and I wasted time and energy in back-and-forth communication. Sadly, this situation could have been avoided if the wireframes had provided enough detail. The post The Wireframe Perfectionist’s Guide appeared first on Smashing Magazine. Original Article