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Michael Boguslavskiy

Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He's been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple - and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode - a full service marketing agency.

February, 2017

  • 14 February

    Facebook Videos Will Soon Auto-Play With Sound

    Remember when it was a big deal that Facebook started auto-playing videos as you scrolled by them in your newsfeed? Facebook recently finished up testing auto-playing sound along with those videos – and apparently decided it was a good idea. So, coming soon, everyone gets auto-playing sound along with their auto-playing videos! People are watching and sharing more video on ...

  • 14 February

    Twitter Growth Is Severly Behind It’s Competition

    Twitter has many problems these days – and growth is one of the major ones. Over the course of  a 2 year span (2015 – 2016) Twitter has gained only 31 million active monthly users. A recent study showed Instagram gaining 300 million and Facebook gaining 467 million during the same year. Check out the full comparison below which sadly ...

  • 14 February

    Google Confirms: PageRank Is Still Being Used

    Google’s PageRank came about, as we know it anyway, has been around for almost two decades – and Google’s Gary Illyes recently reminded us that it’s still very much alive. In a “DidYouKnow” tweet he states “DYK that after 18 years we’re still using PageRank (and 100s of other signals) in ranking?“. Check out the tweet below: DYK that after 18 ...

  • 9 February

    The Easiest Techno Dots Texture You’ll Ever Make

    Polka Dots or Techno Dots as I like to call them are a great way to spice up any design – and I have an extremely easy way to quickly create them. As usual, start things off with a new file with a white background. Then open the Channels Panel via Window > Channels and create a New Channel. Now using ...

  • 9 February

    130 Million Ads Rejected Last Year by Bing

    Bing recently released their Ad Quality Year in Review report for 2016 – reviewing the various different actions that Bing has taken towards malicious and misleading ads on their network. The stats are not pretty. Bing rejected 130 million ads and banned 175,000 advertisers – and even with numbers as impressive as these – online malvertising threats still managed to ...

  • 9 February

    Use The 1&1 Website Builder All Year Long for Less Than $25

    Decided on building a new website for your business and figured you would go the route of using a website builder to do it? 1&1 is here to help with a promotion offering their own website builder for $1.99/mo only! The deal does have some specifics to be aware of. The offer is valid for the first 12 months only, ...

  • 9 February

    Save Up To 40% On Office 365 from GoDaddy

    Unless you are a teacher or a student – you’re probably stuck paying for Microsoft Office – every single month. Those charges add up. Luckily GoDaddy has rolled out a new promotion on Microsoft Office 365 with discounts up to 40%! The basic Online Essentials plan which gives you all the Office apps and 1TB of storage is on sale at ...

  • 3 February

    Pinterest is Getting Serious About PPC

    After months of testing, and with a reach surpassing 150 million unique monthly users, Pinterest is finally ready to jump into the PPC world. Pinterest is common destination for those looking for products and ideas with roughly 2 billion searches each month. Capitalizing on these stats could prove extremely beneficial for Pinterest. The current plan is to run ads on ...

  • 3 February

    Malvertising Threats Grew 132% In 2016

    I like keeping up to date on the latest industry reports, it’s a great way to stay on top of industry trends. The most recent report, however, has me a touch worried, or at least is forcing me to pay close attention. RiskIQ, a leading digital threat management company, has found that malvertising threats grew over 132% in 2016 when ...

January, 2017

  • 27 January

    EIG Announces Plans to Layoff 440 Bluehost Employees

    Endurance International Group has an unfortunate track-record of ruining web hosting companies that they acquire – and the recent blow seems to be coming to Bluehost as EIG announces plans to lay off 440 Bluehost employees. That includes staff from accounting, customer support, human resources, and training staff – all of whom add up to over half of Bluehosts 750-person ...

  • 27 January

    Zelotes T90 – A $20 RGB Gaming Mouse

    Back in November of 2015 I began shopping around for a new desktop mouse to replace the one that came with my old Aula LED Keyboard (see that video here). See the Aula mouse wasn’t really built to last, and as such it started to die out on me just months after it was purchased. However the Aula mouse did ...

  • 26 January

    Buying Fake Twitter Followers Doesn’t Help Your Business

    Reports have been going around that up to 500,000 fake Twitter profiles have recently been discovered by researchers – which frankly doesn’t come as much of a surprise to me. While Twitter may have strict policies in place regarding the use and creation of fake accounts – places like Fiverr are still full of gigs offering hundreds of Twitter followers ...

  • 26 January

    Bing Makes It Extremely Easy To Sync Google Adwords With Bing Ads

    Bing has just rolled out an amazing new tool that will help out everyone who has ever had to manage a PPC campaign across both search giants – Google & Bing.  The new Automated Imports let Bing users easily import & synchronize campaigns from Google Adwords. One important thing to take note of is that Bing doesn’t have the same concept ...

  • 26 January

    Using Promotional Products To Boost Your Online Marketing Campaigns

    We have spent years discussing various online marketing methods, and I have always preached about the importance of going outside the box when coming up with your marketing campaigns – and all of this outside the box thinking has led me to the introduction of promotional products into almost all of the marketing campaigns I work on. Promotional products go ...

  • 25 January

    DuckDuckGo Provided Over 4 Billion Search Results in 2016

    If you haven’t been paying much attention to DuckDuckGo as a webmaster – now is THE time to start. According to the latest statistics – DuckDuckGo has had 4 billion searches in 2016, and these numbers are set to only go up throughout 2017. In fact on January 10th of 2017 DuckDuckGo served up 14 million searches! Some all around awesome ...

  • 6 January

    Vine Becomes Vine Camera

    Back in October we heard about the official discontinuation of the Vine app – at least as we knew it. Until now everyone figured the Vine app would no longer serve a purpose at all – turning into just another app that gets deleted from your device (unless you still haven’t downloaded the Vines you wish to save). Turns out ...

December, 2016

  • 7 December

    GoDaddy Buys Host Europe for $1.79 Billion

    GoDaddy is an extremely well known name when it comes to the web hosting market in America, however when it comes to the international market there are a lot of players with a significantly larger presence. To help fix this, GoDaddy has acquired Host Europe Group – a leading managed hosting provider in Europe & Germany. The final purchase came ...

November, 2016

  • 30 November

    Create Accordions Using The New <DETAILS> & <SUMMARY> Tags in HTML5.1

    HTML5.1 has brought about some amazing new features and functions, many of which used to be possible only via a JavaScript library like jQuery. Accordions have long been a popular way to categorize and simplify alot of content within a single page – and the most common way to create accordions in the past was using jQuery. HTML5.1 aims to ...

  • 30 November

    Google & Bing Raise Sitemap File Size Limits to 50mb

    Google and Bing both announced today that they have raised the file size limits on their sitemaps from 10mb up to 50mb. The 50,000 URL limit hasn’t changed however. Here is an excerpt directly from the Sitemap.org protocol: You can provide multiple Sitemap files, but each Sitemap file that you provide must have no more than 50,000 URLs and must ...

  • 29 November

    Block Referrals From Specific Domains

    Unfortunately these days not all traffic is good traffic – and as such the time may come when you may wish to block traffic that is coming from a certain referral domain. Firewall platforms such as Cloudflare have options for this available using their online dashboards – however you can accomplish the same thing without any fancy firewalls – simply ...

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