The speed at which your page loads is better if it is loading the image off of your server instead of connecting to another server and loading the image from there. However, you can use a CDN (Content Delivery Network). The way that it works is that the company caches your blog or website in various company-owned data centers. When a visitor visits your site, instead of waiting for the page to load every element and piece of data and image, as if loading for the first time (which is always going to take longer), it connects to the Incapsula CDN and finds the fastest current cached version of the site and loads that.
Those who started live streaming have called it a game changer at best. But we can extend the reach of our live video shows with these 3rd party apps. In this article I will cover some of the software available to manipulate the audio and video streams that each user controls. If you want to have a good radio and/or TV show you gotta have scenes, lower thirds and the occasional fart button to let the audience know that you have figured out how to use the platform to its max potential. You’ll see how to manipulate your computer into being a mixer, at times crashing the drivers which usually do not have virtual cables running in and out of multiple layers of apps.
As a blogger and freelance writer, I discovered that I needed a good bookkeeping solution to help when the time came to do my taxes. Due.com is really the answer to the needs of a blogger who also freelances a bit on the side. It is an easier solution than anything else I have seen and yet it covers the needs that some other solutions miss (i.e. PayPal only).
As a rule, don’t compare your YouTube stats, to those of other YouTubers. Set realistic goals for your channel and only make comparisons with yourself. Otherwise, you might get discouraged when you see others racking up numbers on one single video that you can’t muster across your entire channel!
Podcasts and podcasting are quickly becoming part of main stream culture. It’s no secret that the proliferation of Smart Phones and their wide spread use among consumers of all ages, has played a huge part of the so-called Podcasting Renaissance.
Podcasters are learning quickly how starting a podcast can open doors in terms of audience development. There’s nothing better than literally getting “inside the heads” of your listeners when they subscribe to your show. iPhone, iPads and other smart devices put podcasts into the hands of every-day users who can access their favorite shows as they are jogging, doing household chores, walking their dog, commuting back-and-forth to work or simply looking for a way to connect to an uninterrupted stream of content surrounding their favorite hobbies or special interests.
Just like bloggers, most podcasters are obsessed with checking their stats. I’m a huge stats junkie myself so I can totally relate to why people are constantly checking their stats. But if you’re hosting your podcast with Libsyn (which I highly recommend) there are a few things to keep in mind and be prepared for before you start digging through the mountain of data in your dashboard.
I’m not going to tackle this task all by myself (although I am going to add my own personal take) instead I want to share with you a video HOA featuring the top podcasters in the industry as they go behind the scenes, and get down to the nitty-gritty of podcasting stats in the Libsyn dashboard with Rob Walch, the VP of Podcaster Relations.
Justin Germino (a.k.a. Dragon Blogger) knows his technology. He also knows what thrills kids at Christmas (having two sons, himself), as well as thrilling us bigger kids, when it comes to gadgets, games, and tech. Last year, I interviewed Justin for a holiday gift guide series and this year marks the second annual Dragon Blogger Technology Gift Guide, complete with Justin’s recommendations, based on a year of testing and reviewing these gadgets. Remember I mentioned he has two sons? All the more credibility for Justin who knows how to give the technology a run for the money, as well as keeping up on the news, the trends, and where the technology is projected to go in the future.