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How2: avoid counting yourself in Google Analytics reports

How 2 TutorialsIf you’re using Google Analytics to learn more about visitors to your website, you want the statistical reports to be as accurate as possible. Google Analytics is really pretty cool, and you can learn a lot about where your visitors are from, what browsers or mobile phones they’re using to view your website, how long they spent on your site, and what keywords they typed into Google to find you. However, if you want an accurate view of things so this information will actually be helpful, it’s best to exclude yourself from Google Analytics.┬áThink about it. If you’re visiting your website a lot and spending a lot of time updating it (which you could very well be if you’re blogging on a regular basis), you’ll be counted as a visitor in the reports and it could really skew the results. So, in this post I’m going to show you how to remove yourself from Google Analytics reports.

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How2: resize photos using a free online photo editor (tutorial video)

If you’re blogging or updating your own website, you’ll probably need to resize your photos at some point. Even if you’re using WordPress, which resizes your photos automatically, it’s still easier to just make them the correct size before uploading. Sometimes the automatic sizes it chooses for you (thumbnail, medium, large, and full size) aren’t exactly right, and other times a photo is just plain too big for WordPress to handle!

Picnik is my favorite free online photo editor for small jobs like this. It’s easy to use, and you don’t have to download anything. You can just use it right on the web. In the video, I’ll show you how to use it to resize your photos!

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How2: create a Facebook badge for your website

Cross-promoting your social media accounts and your website is a must. Give people as many ways to connect with you as possible, and they’ll choose what works for them. Luckily, it’s in the best interest of those applications to make this easy for you.

If you have a Facebook page for your business, but aren’t sure how to promote it on your website, here’s a simple and easy way to do that. You can only do this while using Facebook as yourself, so if you’re using it as your business page, switch back to your personal account.

From the home screen, click on Ads and Pages in the menu bar on the left side of the page.

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