Cre8tive Way Newsletter January 2017

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A Historical Record

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Featured Discussion
19 Years of History at Cre8asiteforums
“”For a real look at the SEO, webdev, UX, search engines professions and industries, I highly recommend reviewing our Archives. The history is there and so are the roots of many people who are now well known, but you can see how they started out.  Anyone researching the history of website promotion and development has a goldmine of info with the Cre8asiteforums Archives.” — Cre8pc

“Here the cutting and bleeding edges of marketing, analytics, conversion, accessibility, usability, findability, user experience et al can be discussed without fanaticism, building from all the past members’ commentaries within the archives.” — iamlost

“These forums always were and always will be the one resource that taught me more about the industry in which I work than any other source.” — Grumpus

Welcome to the January Cre8tive Way newsletter. Stop by if you haven’t been to visit lately.
– Kim Krause Berg, Founder and Administrator

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Cre8tive Finds

Computer Maintenance and Security
Wordfence Investigates Russian/US Hacking Claims
“You’ll notice that just about all hackers caught and sentenced are script kiddies. When was the last time you read of a truly competent (non-publicity seeking) individual let alone state sponsored experts being identified let alone convicted? In most of the news stories of such incidents it is rarely a matter of fact but of circumstantial evidence pointing in some direction. And with the ease of spoofing just about everything circumstances, in such cases, may well be misleading.” Read More →

Monetizing Your Website
Google Announces Zero Tolerance for Intrusive Interstitials (Like Those Ads Baby)
“A new observation drove me back to the SER article that referenced the twitter spat between Jeremy Stoppleman and Mike Blumenthal.  While rereading I glanced through the comments.  They were healthy, and the majority, not all, supported both Blumenthal and Google vs the complaints from Stoppleman.”
Read More →

Usability, Human Factors, Accessibility
Working with Colors
“What is sad (well, actually it’s wonderful!) is that webdevs that aren’t able (probably never even think to despite longstanding of Web Accessibility Initiatives and various jurisdictions regulations) to support the colorblind also ignore needs of all other disabled people. And if they don’t do that they obviously haven’t a clue about how the elements of visual interaction design can be used to go beyond mere usability but also to significantly increase conversion.” Read More →

Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog
15 Resources to Bring Your Social Media Marketing Strategy to the Next Level
Working in social media marketing can be overwhelming, so you are forced to try to organize and scale tasks as much as you can. Sadly, behind that scaling effort hides another problem: You may ultimately build a routine and do the same thing day after day. Social media is all about variety though: Tactics change daily, new tools and apps are launched, new opportunities emerge. Here are 15 resources to… Read More →

Resources
Ebooks and Tools

pump-it-up-learn-how-to-increase-website-conversions-with-free-ebookHow to Pump Up Your Web Site for Increased Conversions
– Kim Krause Berg
Learn More and Download

beginners-guide-to-seoNew: Basic 101
Beginner’s Guide to SEO

(Search Engine Optimization)
Learn More and Download

natural-website-conversionsThe Secret to Natural Website Conversions
– Kim Krause Berg
Learn More and Download

Tools
Cre8asiteforums now has over 70 awesome tools to help you increase your position in the SERPs and make the most out of your online business. These tools cover every aspect of web design including utilities for social media, usability, PPC, and much more. And to make things even sweeter, we’ll be updating the tools in the near future as we continue to add goodies to your tool-belt.

[About Cre8asiteforums]

Cre8asiteforums is known for being a friendly web development community who uphold a high standard of practices, respect, knowledge sharing and thought provoking discussions. Established in August 1998, we support a wide variety of Internet related disciplines including education, networking, sharing, communication and support. We also welcome differing solutions to problems and cross-pollination of ideas.
Our motto has always been, “There is no such thing as a dumb question.”

To learn more:
About Cre8asiteforums
About Kim Krause Berg, Founder
About Jim Boykin, Owner

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