Posts Tagged:Drive

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.


Who sponsors Drupal development? (2016-2017 edition)

Last year, Matthew Tift and I examined Drupal.org’s commit data to understand who develops Drupal, how much of that work is sponsored, and where that sponsorship comes from. We published our analysis in a blog post called “Who Sponsors Drupal Development?”. A year later, I wanted to present an update. This year’s report will also cover additional data, including gender and geographical diversity, and project sponsorship. Understanding how an open-source project works is important because it establishes a benchmark for project health and scalability. Scaling an open-source project is a difficult task. As an open-source project’s rate of adoption grows, the number of people that benefit from the project also increases. Often the open-source project also becomes more complex as it expands, which means that the economic reward of helping to improve the project decreases. A recent article on the Bitcoin and Ethereum contributor communities illustrates this disparity perfectly. Ethereum…

Read More →

Cloud Storage as a CDN Option

Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine – creativity & inspiration daily If you have a slow site, probably on shared server that receives a lot of traffic, you may be able to speed things up a bit by hosting some of your content on a Content Delivery Network (CDN). Unfortunately traditional CDN is often priced out of reach for a small business website, but the good news is there is a way to set up cloud storage drives to act as your own personal CDN systems. In this article we’ll discover some methods for doing that. Cloud storage CDN emulation vs pure CDN The main difference is cost and volume. Pure CDN usually works out cheaper for high traffic volumes and more expensive for low traffic volumes. Because a typical small business isn’t likely to see the kind of traffic that would make pure CDN worth it, emulating CDN functionality with cloud…

Read More →

How to Get Backlinks with Resource & Links Pages by @ChuckPrice518

Here’s how you can create useful resource centers that attract powerful links and drive traffic and rankings.The post How to Get Backlinks with Resource & Links Pages by @ChuckPrice518 appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Building an Open Source Photo Gallery with Face and Object Recognition (Part 2)

In part one of this two-part series, I explained why my Hackathon team wanted to build an open source photo gallery in Drupal 8, and integrate it with Amazon S3, Rekognition, and Lambda for face and object recognition. In this post, I’ll detail how we built it, then how you can set it up, too! tl;dr: Check out the open source Drupal Photo Gallery project on GitHub, and read through its README for setup instructions so you can build an intelligent photo gallery powered by Drupal and AWS Rekognition. Storing images on a Amazon S3 with the S3FS module Once we had a basic Drupal 8 site running on Acquia Cloud with a ‘Gallery’ content type and an ‘Image’ Media type, we switched the Image’s Media entity image field to store images in Amazon S3 instead of Drupal’s public files directory. The S3 File System module makes this easy. We…

Read More →

24 Inspiring Instagram Video Ads You Need to See

Despite slow adoption to start, Instagram video ads today make up more than half of all advertisements on Instagram. Videos tend to drive more engagement on Instagram than photos, receiving on average twice as many comments as photos. And with Instagram video watch time growing, Instagram video ads give brands the time they need to Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

How to Drive More Phone Call Conversions & Boost Your ROI by @lorenbaker

Here’s why marketers should track phone call conversions from digital ad campaigns and how they can boost ROI through it.The post How to Drive More Phone Call Conversions & Boost Your ROI by @lorenbaker appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

On Outfits and Old Dogs

My wife is an incredible partner, wife, and very, very patient friend. Some of the daily challenges that I have are around things that most neurotypicals do not think twice about. For instance, my wife has helped create dress combinations for me since we’ve been married which has helped me look my best. I’ll be honest… not all of these combinations are entirely to my liking but I have learned many things about fashion and what is appropriate and inappropriate given certain situations and events. Some of the more important events, like speaking engagements and keynotes, I’ve intentionally engaged my wife and solicited her help to come up with combinations that would make sense. I found a few old text messages from a few years back on a backup drive this past weekend and had to laugh aloud as I reviewed them. I screenshot the conversations because I had a hard…

Read More →

Copywriting Q&A: Does Your Client Really Need a Sales Page?

Selling online used to be about driving visitors to a sales page and throwing as much persuasive copy at them as possible, then hoping they’d click the “buy now” button. Today, though, there are many different paths to a sale — and many that don’t even require a sales page. Read on… Today’s question comes from Marshall T., who asks, “I just started working with a new client. She’s a solopreneur and working with a business coach who told her that she doesn’t need a sales page for her product. Or, at least, that she can build that later once she’s gotten a few sales. This seems wrong to me. What do you think?” Even just a few years ago, selling without a sales page would be unthinkable. After all, if you don’t have a page to drive people to that has all of the details, how do you sell…

Read More →

The Secret to AdWords, Facebook, and Display ROI: Phone Call Conversions [Webinar] by @A_Ninofranco

Learn how to drive phone call conversions and generate ROI from your AdWords, Facebook, and display ad campaigns. Register now for this free webinar!The post The Secret to AdWords, Facebook, and Display ROI: Phone Call Conversions [Webinar] by @A_Ninofranco appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

How to Increase Business Revenue with Marketing Automation Campaigns by @KunjalPanchal

Looking for ways to drive more conversions and revenue? Learn how automating your email campaigns can do just that.The post How to Increase Business Revenue with Marketing Automation Campaigns by @KunjalPanchal appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

You Won’t Get Rid Of Your Problems. Best You Can Do Is Trade Up

body[data-twttr-rendered=”true”] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}There are people who would love to have your bad days. — @thereaIbanksyfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind(‘rendered’, function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind(‘resize’, function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute(“width”)); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute(“width”, “500”);}}I used to have this business partner Jim. He’d drive me nuts. Our startup business was part of the second class ever of Y Combinator during the winter of 2006. We built a virtual stock exchange that businesses could use to improve their forecasts. This was the early days of Ruby on Rails in 2006. Back then, Rails apps required a lot of care and feeding — they crashed, a lot — with our…

Read More →

7 Vital Elements of a Successful YouTube Video by @jonleeclark

These seven elements of a successful YouTube video are what will help you convert more customers and drive more sales.The post 7 Vital Elements of a Successful YouTube Video by @jonleeclark appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Does Social Pain Really Work for Customer Retention?

We’re taught that positivity breeds positivity. “Believe in yourself” wouldn’t be a popular saying if people thought that negativity leads to success. But negative emotions can also drive people to positive actions. In many cases, negative emotions can be more powerful motivators than happiness and love. That’s only, however, if they’re used correctly. Overdo it, Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

The reason why Acquia supports Net Neutrality

If you visit Acquia’s homepage today, you will be greeted by this banner: We’ve published this banner in solidarity with the hundreds of companies who are voicing their support of net neutrality. Net neutrality regulations ensure that web users are free to enjoy whatever sites they choose without interference from Internet Service Providers (ISPs). These protections establish an open web where people can explore and express their ideas. Under the current administration, the U.S. Federal Communications Commision favors less-strict regulation of net neutrality, which could drastically alter the way that people experience and access the web. Today, Acquia is joining the ranks of companies like Amazon, Atlassian, Netflix and Vimeo to advocate for strong net neutrality regulations. Why the FCC wants to soften net neutrality regulations In 2015, the United States implemented strong protections favoring net neutrality after ISPs were classified as common carriers under Title II of the Communications…

Read More →

The reason why Acquia supports Net Neutrality

If you visit Acquia’s homepage today, you will be greeted by this banner: We’ve published this banner in solidarity with the hundreds of companies who are voicing their support of net neutrality. Net neutrality regulations ensure that web users are free to enjoy whatever sites they choose without interference from Internet Service Providers (ISPs). These protections establish an open web where people can explore and express their ideas. Under the current administration, the U.S. Federal Communications Commision favors less-strict regulation of net neutrality, which could drastically alter the way that people experience and access the web. Today, Acquia is joining the ranks of companies like Amazon, Atlassian, Netflix and Vimeo to advocate for strong net neutrality regulations. Why the FCC wants to soften net neutrality regulations In 2015, the United States implemented strong protections favoring net neutrality after ISPs were classified as common carriers under Title II of the Communications…

Read More →

I do whatever I want at work and I haven’t been fired yet

A few of us at Basecamp were recently discussing how decisions get made to “green light” new projects, and I came to the conclusion that it boils down a simple rule:If you can make a decision and you don’t think it’s going to get you fired, just do it.Basecamp operates without much in the way of formal decision making processes. We don’t have a budgeting process, we don’t have program reviews, we don’t have long term detailed plans. There’s a vision for where we want the company and the product to be going, and a tremendous amount of trust that people will use their time and energy to move us in that direction.The lack of those formal processes means it’s up to each individual to figure out what to do when they have an idea. The amount of implicit “decision making authority” differs for each person, depending on role, tenure, etc., but…

Read More →

5 Ways to Drive More Qualified Leads With LinkedIn Sales Navigator by @Jasmine_Sandler

Rock your B2B sales funnel. Here are five ways you can maximize qualified lead generation via LinkedIn Sales Navigator.The post 5 Ways to Drive More Qualified Leads With LinkedIn Sales Navigator by @Jasmine_Sandler appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Compound Interest

I love this very simple yet profound and powerful reminder about compound interest: Now for the matter of drive. You observe that most great scientists have tremendous drive. I worked for ten years with John Tukey at Bell Labs. He had tremendous drive. One day about three or four years after I joined, I discovered that John Tukey was slightly younger than I was. John was a genius and I clearly was not. Well I went storming into Bode’s office and said, “How can anybody my age know as much as John Tukey does?” He leaned back in his chair, put his hands behind his head, grinned slightly, and said, “You would be surprised Hamming, how much you would know if you worked as hard as he did that many years.” I simply slunk out of the office! What Bode was saying was this: “Knowledge and productivity are like compound interest.”…

Read More →

Why Use a Third-Party Form Validation Library?

We’ve just wrapped up a great series of posts from Chris Ferdinandi on modern form validation. It starts here. These days, browsers have quite a few built-in tools for handling form validation including HTML attributes that can do quite a bit on their own, and a JavaScript API that can do even more. Chris even showed us that with a litttttle bit more work we can get down to IE 9 support with ideal UX. So what’s up with third-party form validation libraries? Why would you use a library for something you can get for free? You need deeper browser support. All “modern” browsers + IE 9 down is pretty good, especially when you’ve accounted for cross-browser differences nicely as Chris did. But it’s not inconcievable that you need to go even deeper. Libraries like Parsley go down a smidge further, to IE 8. You’re using a JavaScript framework that…

Read More →

Back to Top