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Morph - Best Free Joomla Template Updated to Version 2.0

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Hello everyone! Today I am here with a good news for you! Our biggest free multipurpose template Morph is updated to version 2.0 with integration of Quix latest version. Isn't it great? More layouts has been added to this version so that you can do more with same template. 

From now on you will be able to use Quix visual builder with Morph template. But if you like to use the classic builder you can use that as well. We haven't brought these changes randomly, but for your request and our promise to serve you better. 

Morph Template

Morph is a multipurpose free Joomla template that helps you to create a professional agency, business, apps, and portfolio sites. This professional template comes with six elegant design layout and each with various styles. Every layout is designed in a way so that it can fulfill all your needs.

Features of Morph Template

  • 6 Niche Home Layouts
  • Typography Control
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Easy Customizable
  • Drag and Drop Development
  • Smooth Animation
  • Constant Update
  • Dedicated Support
  • T3 Framework
  • Speed Optimized
  • Quickstart Package included
  • Full Featured Blog
  • Smooth Accordion
  • Quix Joomla Page Builder
  • Filterable Gallery
  • Built in Pages
  • RTL Supported
  • Cross Browser Compatibility
  • Dynamic Navigation Menu
  • SEO Optimized

5 New Homepage Layouts 

5 brand new home page layouts has been added to morph. These layouts are Creative, Agency, Law, Recruit Agency, and Personal. Creative layout is built with Quix free, other layout are with Quix Pro. Check these out from below...

Creative Layout [Quix Free]

Agency Layout [Quix Pro]

Law Layout [Quix Pro]

Recruit Agency Layout [Quix Pro]

Personal Layout [Quix Pro]

Powered by Quix 2

Quix 2 is the ultimate Joomla page builder that helps you to build any Joomla website very easily and in a short time. All you need to do is visualize and then implement it in your website with Quix page builder.

We created the Morph template with the classic builder of Quix. But as our client demand, we have designed this template for visual builder also. Now you can use the Morph template with both classic and visual builder. Its fully up to you, which builder are you gonna use?

With this updated version, you are not limited to create a magnificent site only but you can also check SEO of your site. There are other lots of exciting features like access control, image optimization, etc comes with Quix. If you like you can take a look. 

Improvements

In Morph 2.0 version we tried to make it more user-friendly so that you get the comfort that you look for. Here are the changes that we brought in Morph 2.0.

Last Words

Hope this update of morph will boost your workflow and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of Morph template. Let us know your thought via comment box below. 

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Quix 2.5 Has Arrived! Introducing Copy Style, Copy/Paste, Context Menu & Much More

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It's summer now and the sun is heating like crazy. To beat this heat we are here with some cool features and functionalities for Quix Joomla page builder. It might not blow icy breeze to your body but will definitely improve your workflow and ease your developing process.

In this version of Quix we have a very big change log including improvements, bug fixes and new features - style copy/pasting, context menu, open street map, etc. We worked very hard to bring these changes after all your satisfaction is our priority.

Now you can get your work done in a more faster pace. With these new features your valuable time will be saved. Let's check in details.

Introducing Copy Style

You might get frustrated while you recreate the same style over and over again. Wouldn't it be great if you could have a simple way to take style from one element and then apply it to another? Therefore we are introducing a new way to instantly recreate the same style on the same element. You will be amazed how this style copy pasting feature will speed up your flow of working.

Take any style from any element and paste it anywhere in the same element of your page. You will have same style instantly. It will save your precious time and monotonous workload.

Previously we have introduced copy pasting feature, which helps you to copy paste pretty much everything. But it wouldn't allow to copy style of one element to another one. We find out the dire need of this style copy pasting and we developed it for your easier development.

We have worked hard on perfecting this style copy paste feature, because we believe it will become very much essential for everyone. It doesn't matter which landing page or website you are building with Quix, using style copy paste will substantially speed up your development process. 

Not Only Copy Style - Copy/Paste Element as Well

Everyone likes to work in an easier way and therefore we bring new features. The days of scrolling and dragging is old school. Now you can copy paste anything want. We have not only included style copy pasting but also row, section and element as well.

It is now easier than ever, just copy whatever you want with copy command from the context menu and paste it on wherever you want. Move your layout in a seamless and flexible manner with copy paste option.

reCaptcha & Math Captcha Support in Form Element

Form element was created so that you can easily collect data from your users. You may take data for registration, contact or any other queries but if any spammer might put unwanted data using automated programs. Therefore it is necessary to use captcha so that no automated program can fill up your forms automatically.

Captcha will make sure your forms are fulfilled with humans and not bots or programs. We have added recaptcha with Quix and you can easily use it. Just enable captcha plugin from your plugin settings and set it as default from your global config.

Here we have two types of captcha for you - simple math reCaptcha and Invisible reCaptcha.

Simple Math reCaptcha: This captcha comes with simple math's like, '5+6=?'. Anyone can solve these types of math and put the answer in the captcha box.

Invisible reCaptcha: This captcha comes with a tick box and sometimes it might even come with different images. Be sure to click on the right images and pass the captcha test. 

Context Menu -  A Cleaner UI for a Faster Workflow

From this version of Quix, we are introducing context menu or you can say 'right click'. We transferred our options panel in a context menu which appears when you right click on a page/section/column/element.

When you right click on sections, row or elements, it will show these options:

  • Settings(Row, Section)
  • Add (Row)
  • Edit (element)
  • Duplicate
  • Copy
  • Save
  • Copy Style (element)
  • Paste Style (element)
  • Save to Library (element)
  • Magical Resizer(Row)
  • Disable
  • Enable
  • Delete

With this new context menu you do not need to go to the corner of the element or section to make your needed changes. Just right click on anywhere and make the changes you need.

New Open Street Map Element

With Quix 2.5 we are introducing the 'Open Street Map element. With this element you will have full control over your map and you will be able to customize the way you want. Let's check the features of this new element-

  • Set your preferred location by putting the latitude and longitude.
  • You can set the height of the map.
  • Four different views for map element, including - standard, cycle map, transport map, and humanitarian map.
  • Zoom on map over mouse scroll or use +/- icon.

In future, we will be adding some more features to this element so that you can get more efficiency from this element. 

New Element Overriding for Visual Builder

If you are a developer, you may find that an element might need some additional functionalities. In Quix you can easily add those with element overriding. This feature was already available for the classic builder and now we bring it for visual builder.

To override an element, first you have to copy that element from Quix folder to templates elements folder. The path is '/templates/template_NAME_/quix/frontend/elements' and you might need to create it. Then bring your required changes to the element. Remember the overridden element will only work for that specific template.

Improved Drag & Drop

The drag and drop feature is now more improved, you will feel it when you try it. Drag anything you like within Quix and we give the assurity of smoothness. Dragging and dropping is now more smooth and faster.

Improved License Validation Process

We have updated the license validation process using JavaScript. Previously users were facing problems while validating the license as their server or firewall was blocking the request. Now we have improved this whole process so that you can validate your license fluently without any sort of trouble.

All Changes at a Glance

Final Words

Hope these new features and functionalities will ease your development process. Next time we are gonna release something more fascinating, stay tuned with us. Don't forget to let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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Celebrating Quix's 3rd Birthday! Interesting Things You Should Know

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3 Years ago, Today, three guys with name Parvez Akhter, Nadim Tuhin, and Abu Huraira Bin Aman built Quix Page builder which changed the way of page building. From this little team Quix has now turned into a representation of Joomla website development.

Day by day the features and functionalities of Quix increased and now we are proud to say, 'Yes, we build Quix.' Quix has helped so many people to build their website by their own. Its not just only a page builder, its something more than that.

The Quix you are using today, is not built overnight. It took time and a lot of hard work. We spent sleepless nights in coding and developing Quix. Now Quix turns 3! Three years have passed since Quix was launched. 

Let's see how Quix become what it is today.

The Journey of Quix v1

Quix v1.0 Initial Release

After years of research and practical experience we were determined to build something spectacular that will ease the web development. Then we come up with the Quix page builder v1.0. It was a hit in the market and people were looking something like Quix, by which they will be able to build their website in a short time with ease.

In this initial release we have introduced everyone with the backend builder by which anyone can create a webpage with simple drag & drop. Then we are trying our heart and soul to make Quix better and give you more comfort while you build your website. From then till now we are continuously coming with updates. 

Quix v1.1 - Multilingual Support, Section Stretch Mode

Quix v1.1 came with lots of changes. There were some new features (section stretch mode, element manager, asset loader, access control, keyboard shortcuts, column visibility, heartbeat api for session, multilingual support) came along with lots of improvements. After almost two month this version was released.

Every change were made based on customer needs and so that you can work better. 

Quix v1.2 - RTL Support to Elements, New Fonts

Elements were ready and then we choose to make it ready for everyone. Therefore we bring the RTL support to elements. Anyone can create site with Quix in his native language. Besides RTL, there was virtuemart component support, new google fonts, and bug fixes.

Quix v1.3 - Asset Rendering, Custom Code Option

Every device are not the same therefore it is not necessary to load all assets in every device. Quix v1.3 makes sure that assets are loaded according to devices. One of the major features of this version is custom code, that means you can add any extra work through coding.

Quix v1.4 - New Integrations, New Elements

A brand new layout of integration is done in this version with new ecommerce integrations(zoo, hikashop, j2store). To do more new elements were added and these are modal pop, soundcloud, google plus, flikr icon, alert, date picker, time picker.

Quix v1.5 - New User Interface

The user interface changed a lot with version this version. Some settings were also modified.

Quix v1.6 - Parallax Background, Animation Controls

Parallax always brings a wow word on your clients mouth. Quix v1.6 brings the parallax background that enhances the beauty of your site. To increase the beauty more, different hover animations are included. You have full control over this animations.

Quix v1.7 - Onboarding system, J2store Support

In this version many improvements and new features were included but the highlighted ones are onboarding system and J2store Support. This onboarding system help you get started faster with 2 buttons. The J2store support allows you to sell your goodies from your online shop.

Quix v1.8 - New Module With Responsive Field Settings

Quix v1.8 was one of the big updates. It came with new responsive field settings, nested column restructure, quix module, SEO meta tag options and other improvements.

Quix v1.9 - Video Background, Shape Divider for Section

Video tells a thousand words in a short moment. With Quix v1.9 video background for section is added, that means you can add your .mp4, webm and .ogg files as the video background. Another interesting feature of this version is shape divider. A total of 22 new shape dividers were introduced in this version.

The Journey of Quix v2

Quix v2.0 - Visual Page Builder Release

After a very long research and experience we decided to take Quix to next level. Therefore we have introduced Quix 2.0 visual builder. With this version you can develop your site visually by dragging elements. You can check every change instantly in front of your eyes.

Not only visual builder but this version also brought new media manager, template manager, copy-paste feature, SVG icon feature, portability, shape divider, destruction free mode, customizable section, height, row & flexbox and a lot other features.

Quix v2.0 changed the way you used to create your pages.

Quix v2.1 - Classic Builder Support, Unsplash Integration, Form Builder, 30+ New Elements

After releasing the new visual builder our clients insisted to keep the old classical builder, therefore with Quix 2.1 we provided support for classic builder. You can use whichever you like. If you are used to with old one use classic builder else use the visual builder.

Picking images from outside the builder and then inserting into page, costs a huge amount of time. In Quix v2.1 we have brought the unsplash integration so that you can insert high resolution photos directly to your page. In this version we have introduced form builder and you can create any type of form with this element.

That's not all! In this version 18 Free element and 12 Pro element were included so that you can develop what you want.

Quix v2.2 - New Column Layout, Performance Optimization

Quix 2.2 was released with a lot of improvements and bugfixes. These improvements and bug fixes were very much necessary, so that our clients can work better with Quix. In this release we introduced column layout.

Quix v2.3 - QuixRank (Optimize All Your Pages Within The Builder)

Developing a website is not sufficient for your business if your website doesn't rank well. With Quix 2.3 we have introduced the most needy feature for everyone, its nothing else but QuixRank(SEO optimization). QuixRank analyzes your website with 30+ assessment rules and lets you update your SEO score

You don't need to hire anyone or be a SEO guru, only QuixRank is enough to handle the SEO of your entire site.

Quix v2.4 - New Dashboard, QuixOptimize, ACL

In recent version we have introduced more amazing features and functionalities, which makes Quix unbeatable. These features cannot be found on any other page builder. QuixOptimize is one of these unique feature, it optimizes all of your images with a single click. Your site will load very much faster with optimized images and you do not need to go outside the builder to optimize.

Quix 2.4 introduced new dashboard where you can see all of your pages, SEO score, page image optimization state, templates, etc. Besides new dashboard, ACL was also introduced. Acl allows you to show specific contents to specific group of persons.

Future Target

We have come this far, yet we have a lot to go. In future we plan to make quix more feature and functionality rich without compromising the quality. So that everyone can build his website by himself. We will make sure that you get the best value of your time and money.

Last Words

Neither we could have moved this much far nor Quix would reach at this position without your help. Thanks for being with us and being a part of our family. Hope we will bring more awesome features and functionalities in Quix, so that you can work in a more easier way.

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How Effective Are Welcome Emails?

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 A welcome email is a message you send to your new subscribers. Sending a welcome email is an effective way of providing new subscribers with company highlights, customer stories, and information about your products and services.

But just how effective are welcome emails? Allow the data to answer the question for you.

Engagement

Welcome emails have read rates that are 42% higher than the average email, open rates of 91.43%, and click-through rates (CTR). Furthermore, they can increase your unique open rates by 86% and unique click-through rates (CTR) by 196%.

Revenue Generation

With a median ROI of 122%, personalizing your email marketing is one of the best ways you can boost your revenue. This is especially true for welcome emails.

Welcome emails that include offers can boost your revenue by 30% per email, compared to emails that don't include offers. Relevant messages also drive 18 times more revenue than broadcast emails.

In addition, welcome emails generate 320% more revenue per email than other types of emails and three times more transactions per email than your other promotional emails. 

Welcome Email Personalization

Today's consumers are looking for more and more personalization. In fact, 90% of consumers find content that it customized useful, and 74% of marketers state that personalization increased their brand's customer engagement

Personalizing your emails can improve your CTR by an average of 14% and your conversion rates by 10%. Personalized subject lines can also increase your open rates by 26%, and personalized emails have transaction rates that are six times higher than non-personalized emails.

Customers like the feeling of being welcomed when they walk into an establishment. Email marketing is no different, so use welcome emails for your benefit. Encourage conversions by sending welcome messages that are timely, personalized, and engaging. While you're at it, make it easier for yourself by taking advantage of email marketing automation.

Gain more insight by checking out the amazing infographic below.

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Quix Optimize - Joomla Image Optimization Made Easy

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Its the beginning of another new month and here we are in front of you with another exciting feature for Quix. We call it Quix Optimize because it will optimize the images of your site and boost the performance. Last month we have released a devastating feature called 'Quix Rank', which helps you to optimize the SEO of your website by yourself.

And now Quix optimize is here to optimize all your images with one click, without compromising the quality. You do not need to use any third party tool or any application to optimize your images. Quix optimize will do it for you and your valuable time will be saved.

Let's see what Quix Optimize has brought for you. 

Image Compression & Re-optimization

A large page usually becomes a burden for your site and the size may increase due to large images. It will slow down the loading on the end of your client's browser. This will hamper a lot in your web business and therefore image compression is very much important.

The optimize feature will compress all of your big images in a balanced way. With just one click and all of your images will be optimized. If you want you can control the quality of compression. Consider decreasing the value of quality from Global Settings > Quix Configuration, if the size is big. Then just get back to your page and click on 'Re-Optimize' and your images will be re optimized according to your preference. 

Image srcset with Image Resize & Regeneration for Each Device

Optimizing images along with resizing for different devices and then placing them all over your site is very much tough. This will not only kill your valuable time but also take hard work from you. The srcset of Quix optimize will help you to resize your images automatically for different sizes of display.

Currently it resizes for 5 type of display width sizes - 

  • Large Desktop(1900) 
  • Desktop(1400)
  • Tablet(1024)
  • Mobile(786)
  • Mini Screen(400). 

You don't need to do anything manually at all. One more benefit of srcset is, you can set different images for the same place in different devices.

For example, you can set an image of a house for desktop size display, an image of a tree for the tablet size display and an image of a bird for mobile size display. You have the freedom to set any image for any devices at anywhere. 

Generate WebP Format Image For Mobile

WebP is a very popular lossless image format used in a website. This format allows you to optimize your images at a hence that it will look exactly the same but the size will be extremely small. With Quix optimize you can easily generate webP format image.

LazyLoading

 Waiting is something that we all hate, in fact, a huge percent of your traffic might drop due to waiting while your site loads. This load time may increase for different reasons, one of the reason is loading every image at once. This problem can be solved with lazy loading as it loads the images as your visitor scrolls down the page.

It will improve your page load time a lot. Facebook, Youtube, and a lot other major websites are using lazyload and now you can use it with lazy load.

New Dashboard

A brand new dashboard has been added with this version of Quix. In this dashboard, you can see the status of total optimization in one place. It will let you know how much space you save with QuixOptimize feature.

You will be able to see your recent pages with SEO score along with image optimization status in the right side.

Updated Help Board

Help board is now organized with more help contents and links. You can check your system requirements from here. If you are not up to date with the system, there will be cross icon rise up at here.

Final Words

 So give your site a big boost with this new feature. In later time we will introduce more optimization and exciting features, till then stay with us. Let us know your thought regarding this new feature through comment box. 

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6 Tools for Social Media Management of 2019

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Managing your activity on social networks requires time. Whether you are a blogger, a community manager or have a company, you need to use these platforms. And since it is impossible to be everywhere at the same time, the tools for the automation of social networks and social media, in general, have become essential.

We're not going to lie to you; we were lazy to write this article. We reviewed the best social network management tools, their characteristics, their prices, etc. It is a difficult task that we knew was going to take us quite an amount of time.

Some time ago when we thought about it, we told ourselves that there were already many articles about this on the internet, and there are always other exciting topics to write about. But a few days ago one of our readers suggested to us that we should write a post about these tools, and after thinking about it, we decided to face the task. We are sure that there are many of these tools that aren't well known, and we have no doubt that there will be some tools to automate your social networks we mentioned in this post that may spark your interest.

Buffer 

What is Buffer? Undoubtedly many times you have asked if there is any tool that allows you to program your publications. Especially in those times when you hardly have time for anything.

I already imagine you with your eyes wide open, rubbing your hands and asking what Buffer is and why you didn't previously know it.

Well not to make you suffer more, I'll explain what Buffer is and how it works so that you can get all the juice to this tool.

Buffer is a tool that allows you to program your publications in different social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, Google Plus and Instagram). In this way, it allows you to free some of the workload and plan when you want to publish, without having to be connected at that moment.

With the saved time, you can invest in other tasks that you must do and continue to have an active presence in the different social platforms. That doesn't mean that you dedicate yourself to automate all publications and don't pay attention to your followers.

Keep in mind that the most important thing is to generate engagement with them and not only to publish. You must communicate with fans or customers, create conversation, listen to them, etc. Never forget that you are dealing with people.

It is a very easy to use tool, that offers you other features, besides programming, which we will see later. If you want to know a bit more about Buffer, you can do it on Wikipedia. There is also the option to download it for your smartphone in Google Play or Apple Store.

Well, we're going to dive into what you're interested in, which is to see how this tool works so you can start programming your publications.

How Buffer Works 

The first thing you should do is go to Buffer.com. Once there, you have to log in, clicking on the option that is inside the box.

You can do it with your Twitter, Facebook, Linkediaccount or with your email. The most comfortable is to use some of the profiles that you are going to use to program, for example, usually use the Twitter one. Once done, you have to follow a series of steps to configure it:

  • It asks you if you want to add another social network.
  • You set your time zone and the format of the hours (24 hours or AM/PM).
  • If you want to propose the best times to publish or prefer to create it manually.
  • In case you want to create it manually, it asks you how many publications you want to do and which day of the week.
  • Finally, can activate the tracking of the clicks they make in your posts.

Once everything is correctly configured, it takes you to the main screen of the tool. The next time you connect and use the profile that you have already set up for it, it will take you directly to the main screen. But remember that you must have that social network open when it comes to login, though it will ask for the username and password of that network to connect.

TweetDeck

TweetDeck is a tool to manage Twitter accounts, it will be easier for you to be a successful community manager with this tool. Being a community manager is a job that consists of many edges, it is not just about having the internet at home and being a fan of social networks. Now with all the competition that there is, it is essential to have reliable tools on which to lean on so that stress and pressure don't overtake you. And this is something that needs consideration.

Among these tools there are many promising features emerged that later eliminated or must be paid to obtain them.So today for people who are just entering the world of social media and want to become professionals, I will present TweetDeckThis is an application for effectively manage different Twitter accounts in a simple and freeway.

Steps to Use TweetDeck 

The first thing you should know is,TweetDeck will help ensure you're better organized. TweetDeck assists you so, you have control over all the Twitter accounts that you administer and from one place. Practically at the same time which makes it quite attractive. Other web applications do almost the same as this, however, none at such deep or reliable levels.

To enter TweetDeck and start enjoying your benefits, first you must have a Twitter account with which you can access the application. Once inside you will see that there are several columns: home, Notifications, Messages, and Activity. These columns can be administered by you since there is the option to add columns. There are a lot of options for you to add those that you consider necessary to be aware and interact effectively with the users you want.

Even if your preferred browser is Google Chrome, there is an extension so you can change the size of the columns, move them from a site and place them as you are more comfortable to you at the time of use.

As said before, in TweetDeck, you can manage several Twitter accounts within the same application. What you must do is to add them one by one in the option "Add Account / Add Account." There you can place the username, the password and you will have access to the same columns that you have already added.

Program Tweets and Interact from the platform: one of the most applauded features of TweetDeck is that you can program an infinite number of tweets for each of the accounts you have added, and these will be published on the date and time you choose without having to worry about it.

If you program it, be assured that your followers will be able to see it from the moment you decided, whether you are in front of the computer or not.It is taking a burden off you.

You have many options to manage everything you can imagine Twitter. From searching for tweets using keywords and filtering the results by user, content or activity, set specific notifications.

The potential of TweetDeck for managing multiple Twitter accounts is incredible. TweetDeck is also a social network that currently has a vast audience that exceeds 319 million active users, so it remains highly positioned - 11 years after its founding - as one of the most important social networks.

On the other hand, if you are starting, and you want to become a professional community manager, am sure that these strategies to optimize your social networks will also work for you to continue taking steps in favor of your learning.This will translate into income for you as for the owners of the accounts you manage.

Socialoomph 

Ware going to talk about a tool that hides under an unpronounceable name such as Socialoomph, but that is very good for you to manage your Facebook and Tweeter accounts associated with your online store in a very efficient, fast and straightforward way. With it, you will achieve higher productivity.

This tool, like most of those with similar missions, has a free version and a Premium version. must say that the Premium is something more expensive even than the famous Hootsuite, but it has many other strong points relating to it.

The first thing should highlight about Hootsuite is that it allows you to program your tweets in a group. You already know that in Hootsuite you need to have a CSV file ready. In Socialoomph you can load them from a Word document. That makes the job easier.

If you look at the section of Analytics, the tool that we are presenting offers more details and information, especially if what you try is to analyze several accounts. All statistics can be exported to Excel. You can select the dates that you want to analyze manually.

When we talk about social action, and we talk about automating our operations, we always doubt the efficiency of this action. However, the use of the tool allows us to organize all our tweets but also, it will follow everyone who follows us and will send a private welcome message. It also allows us to track the keywords that interest us most, which is a powerful ally of our process of knowledge and interaction with our target.

Remember that the community manager is a link between the online world and the offline world. Thanks to his new opinion leader that the client - internal and external - is linked to the brand in a strong and reliable way, which allows the efficient action of the work teams and, as a cause-effect relationship, the organic growth of our brands.

When a community manager manages to convey the message of the brand with each of its social actions, contents or debates when a community manager finds a way to highlight the terms with which the company is defined to perfection. There is no doubt that you are achieving the exposure of a brand, with the added value of your message.

The resources and tools that the network gives us are designed to optimize our actions and to allow us to take advantage of the ubiquity that the system provides us today.

 Friends + Me

Some of us who usually use Google Plus habitually, we have known Friends + Me for a long time. But as Google's social platform (social layer) is still the great unknown of social media marketing, imagine that many companies and professionals have no idea of the existence of this tool.

 What is Friends + Me for Google+

Friends + Me is a social media tool straightforward to use, which is mainly designed to promote your work in Google plus. It allows us to share with other social networks, almost at the same time and automatically, any content that we publish in Google+ just using a few simple Hashtags (#TLF).

Friends + Me is valid for both profiles and business pages in Google+. This online tool has a free version and Premium version, the most significant difference between the two is the number of networks/profiles with which we can is linked and some extra configuration options.

The only drawback is that what you share in other networks will be as you have done in Google plus and with an extra link that leads to your original publication, except for Twitter (for the 140 characters).

Friends + Me - Premium 

In short: the post, photos, videos, etc. that you publish in Google plus automatically shares them in your profile, page or group of other social networks (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Tumblr), all this happens according to the previous configuration you made in the application.

Social Pilot 

This tool is one of the most famous kits for social media management; this might be the best amongst all we have in this list. Social pilot ensures that many social media client profiles all at one go and still have features like bulk message scheduling, team member collaboration, client management. This tool has both free and premium aspects which cover for those with low budget.

Zoho Social

The cornerstone of all social media accounts, of course, are the publications they make. Therefore, it is essential to building such a smart publishing tool that takes care of almost everything. With that goal in mind, a couple of things have been done. Here are some of Zoho's features:

CustomQ 

Zoho Social always had SmartQ, an intelligent function that predicts the best time for you to publish the publications, this, together with the publication calendar, made Zoho Social a highly useful publication tool. However, you want to give more control over your publishing schedule.

The CustomQ feature is particularly useful if you want to maintain a consistent publication calendar on social channels, this will allow the audience to see the content on a regular basis, and you can also be sure that there is no overlap of material.

zShare 

While the zShare extension has always been had, it has taken some time to improve even more so that you have the best possible experience. Now it is possible to edit content for different channels when the extension is utilized. This is particularly useful for two reasons: one, you can choose a copy of fewer than 280 characters for Twitter, and a longer copy for other networks and two, you can want to use a more professional tone on LinkedIn, while using a different sound in other networks

Oh, and that's not all. When the publications are made, you will also see that you can now add videos and that emojis can be added directly. Now you can fix the content and make it much more attractive.

Final Words 

Exhausted, we have finished writing this, but wthink it has been worth it.

You have already seen that there are social media management tools of all kinds; some cover a broader range, others more limited; some are paid, others have free functions; some are more suitable for bloggers and others are more focused for large and small companies, etc.

We hope that among all of them you have found the ones that best suit your needs.

If you can't spend money, you always have the option to take advantage of several of them in your free plan for all to implement your strategy in social networks without paying anything.

Did you know all these tools to automate your social networks? Which one is your favorite or do you usually use? We hope that this post has been of interest to you and we would appreciate it if you leave us your comment and of course, that you share this post through the social buttons.

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Quix 2.3.3 Arrived With a lot of Changes

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Today we are here with a big list of changes in Quix. We have added new functionalities, improved previous features and fixed some bugs. Quix is now more feature rich and more functional.

We are putting our best effort to make Quix better so that you have a better experience and make your website more creatively. We will introduce more astonishing features in future but for now, let's explore some highlighted changes that Quix 2.3.3 has brought. 

New Features

JavaScript Parallax Option for Background

Parallax got new functionalities! On CSS based parallax the background image would stuck on one position. But now with Quix 2.3.2, we have added JS based parallax. Your background image will also move according to the axis you provide.

Apply new parallax and let your viewers enjoy this new effect. 

Column Reverse Option for Mobile

All the built columns of a section are automatically placed in the mobile devices in the same order. But sometimes you might need the reverse order, and doing so you would cost more time. With this new column reverse, you can reverse all the columns of a section with one single click on mobile devices.

[Countdown Element] Mobile View Grid Option

 Countdown element now allows you to show grid line on mobile. Previously it was only allowed on desktop only but now you can define the grid on mobile as well. Define how many grids your countdown element needed, but you can set a maximum of six grid.

Improved

Open Graph Metadata structure Updated to Latest

Facebook is very popular and very important for business nowadays. When you develop your site with Quix facebook crawls your page and takes data in its default way. But now you can give some specific data to Facebook in the way you want.

Open Graph metadata structure changed to the latest. With this latest metadata property, you can set specific type, site name, title, description, image, and URL. 

Cache Automatically Cleaned on Saving Configuration

Previously after altering anything within builder, sometimes you might have seen improper changes. These are not your desired changes. We have seen that this improper changes mainly occur due to the previous cache.

With this update cache will be automatically cleaned, whenever you click on 'Save' button. You will see exact changes you desire in your site.

Conclusion

Let us know your reactions of the latest update through comment box. If you face any problem just let us know. We will happy to assist you. In the next update, a very big feature is going to be released. Stay to tuned to know it first.

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The Perfect Strategy For Choosing Awesome Domain Names

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Did you decided to create your website and do not know what name to use? The choice of domain is the first step for your site to approach new customers or keep you in touch with the current ones.

The domain is the name that identifies your company, if the domain name is not appropriate, you will lose traffic on your website and visits from potential customers on the Internet, although it does not necessarily coincide directly with the name of your company or brand.

It is not enough that the name pleases you: choosing it correctly is essential so that your clients, current and potential, can find you in the big network. 

Choosing the domain name of your blog is a sensitive issue because you know that:

  • It is the name to which your brand and your business will be associated for a long time.
  • It will influence your positioning on the Internet since it is one of the factors that Google will value to show you in searches.
  • And not only do you want Google to listen to you, but you want people to remember your blog.
  • And being so delicate, you may have very clear the steps to do when you have your blog, but you have been stuck indefinitely in the choice of your domain for fear of messing up.

Well with this post I want to solve all your doubts about it and after reading it you will have a clear idea, what your domain name will be.

 Anatomy of a Bad Domain

 This is what you should avoid if you do not want to choose a domain:

  • No special characters such as accents or numbers: although they sell them to you, Google does not manage these domains.
  • Contains characters that generate confusion such as hyphens (regular or low), numbers, double consonants, etc.
  • It is not a .com, nor a .net or .org domains. It only serves if the scope of action is local today and tomorrow (think of a store or a restaurant).
  • It is not easy to remember.
  • It does not transmit an idea.
  • It has equivocal spelling: avoid abbreviations or the new "spelling" of the SMS, unless you are 100% sure that your audience will understand without problems.
  • It is a registered trademark: if you are not the owner or if you do not have an explicit written agreement of this trademark, it is illegal to use a domain with a registered trademark.
  • If you have something similar now as a domain for your blog, I sincerely believe that you should consider changing your domain as soon as possible.
It is essential that you understand that the success of your project is based on getting different from others. It is not about being one more in the market, but about being the one that stands out in this niche. 
If you have not interacted in the niche before and you buy the domain almost on impulse, very quickly, you probably have no idea how to achieve this differentiation.

9 Errors that You Cannot Commit when Choosing a Domain Name

Choosing a domain name is essential when starting a blog, and yet you are not usually given the importance it has. Sometimes it's because of ignorance, and that's why in this article I'm going to show you the mistakes you should not make when choosing the domain name for your blog.

What Errors You Should Not Commit?

  • Error 1: Design your corporate image before choosing a domain name
  • Error 2: Do not give importance to the last name
  • Error 3: Too long
  • Error 4: Difficult to pronounce or write
  • Error 5: Difficult to remember
  • Error 6: Spelling errors
  • Error 7: Choose a domain name similar to another brand
  • Error 8: Use hyphens or numbers
  • Error 9: Paralysis by analysis

Error 1: Design Your Corporate Image before Choosing a Domain Name

I remember once that an acquaintance came to show me his business cards, which had a spectacular design for my taste. The truth is that aesthetically they were beautiful.

The problem came when I searched Google for its brand name, and another competing company appeared that already had that domain registered.

At first, this person did not give much importance until it came to their ears that some of the potential clients he visited ended up closing agreements with this competing company. Why? Well, because they searched on Google, they found that company and thought they were the same.

So first of all, in this provider, you can check if the domain name you like is taken or not. And you can also buy it at a very competitive price.

Error 2: Don't Give Importance to the Last Name

The best domains are in this order the .com, .net, .org. I have no idea why, but when choosing a domain name, you should keep it in mind because they position much better than other extensions.

A few months ago I was talking to an SEO consultant, and it seems that search engines penalize specific extensions because at the time they were economic options that were used for bad practices.

Error 3: Too Long

A name that is too long can be the online equivalent of committing suicide because no one is going to make such a critical mental effort for you.

Also, the longer the length, the more likely it is that they misspell it.

Error 4: Difficult to Pronounce or Write

When choosing a domain name, one factor you should keep in mind about almost everyone is not to put your audience in a hurry when writing it. Try to make it a name that is written as it sounds, and let it seem like it is written.

Sometimes we make mental straws and intend to invent a very cool international mega-nom when your market is local. Look at your market when choosing a domain name and adapt it to your culture.

Error 5: Difficult to Remember

Your domain name must be memorable and reproducible. Rememberable for the user to retain it, and repeatable so that it can be transmitted to others (word of mouth effect).

Another essential characteristic is that it is related to what you do. Can you imagine a reformed company with a name like Twitter?

Error 6: Spelling Errors
It is obvious, but don't make spelling mistakes when choosing your domain. Mainly because when you realize you will have to buy a correct domain name, and therefore an extra expense that you can avoid.

Error 7: Choose a Domain Name Similar to Another Brand

Whenever possible, you should choose a domain name that is unique, that does not use generic terms, and that is short and catchy, like the title of the summer song.

Of course, keep in mind that if you choose a name that is similar to a leading brand, it is possible that you will start by mistake of excess email or phone (if you provide it). Maybe that's not the best thing if you're starting, and you have little structure.

Error 8: Use Hyphens and Numbers

Your domain must be a word or a set of words. Don't go around or try to invent hot water.

It doesn't matter how tempting a domain name may be that is already booked and got hyphens or numbers to it. Don't name with hyphens or numbers.

It is difficult to verbally communicate a domain name that has a hyphen or a number. When someone hears one of these domain names, it is possible to doubt if a script is required and if the numbers are written with words or numbers.

Error 8: Use Hyphens and Numbers

Your domain must be a word or a set of words. Don't go around or try to invent hot water.

It doesn't matter how tempting a domain name may be that is already booked and got hyphens or numbers to it. Don't name with hyphens or numbers.

It is difficult to verbally communicate a domain name that has a hyphen or a number. When someone hears one of these domain names, it is possible to doubt if a script is required and if the numbers are written with words or numbers.

Error 9: Paralysis by Analysis

Don't give too many laps to this. It is important, but it is more important that you take action.

Not deciding or taking too long is a grave error. You can't choose a perfect domain name. It is better to select an appropriate one.

So, How to Choose an Appropriate Domain Name?

And above all, don't get obsessed with the keywords when choosing a domain name, because the search engines don't give much importance to this topic.

Here are some practical tips:

Easy to Remember, Pronounce, Write, and Understand!

Choose the most straightforward name possible. If it's easy, people are much more likely to remember it and access your page. Ideally, when someone reads it or hears it, will be able to recognize it without problems, either to enter your site or to recommend it to someone else. You should opt for words that do not lend themselves to confusion.

The Brand or Keywords?

The brand or name of the company can be used directly as a domain, primarily if they are already settled in the minds of customers. Regarding web positioning, it is more beneficial if the domain contains "keywords," for example, "auto" if it is a car dealership or "rent" in the case of a real estate. These words achieve the positioning (the location) in the search engines, although they don't directly represent your "brand."

No to Special Characters!

Scripts, numbers, limited use letters, abbreviations, foreign words should be omitted in your domain name. The objective is always that the clients remember you easily, creating domains with these characteristics will only bring confusion! 

Was it a medium or low script? Customers don't know where to put the symbol or do not remember if it is there or not. Is it written three or 3? The number is advisable to use it only when it is very representative of the brand, for example in www.3m.com. Also, avoid using words with "ñ"; Although it is already admitted, people tend to get confused and can complicate the access of foreigners.

The Shorter, The Better

  In practice, long domains can be registered. The domains allow up to 19 characters some international ones even more. But always keep in mind: the goal is remembering, and a long name is harder to remember. The general recommendation is not to exceed 12 characters and, ideally, to consist of a single word or, at best, two. (www.salomes.com is more memorable than www.salomesforfinancialexclusive.com)

Registration of Similar Domains 

Salome, salomes? Perhaps it suits you to register both domains, singular, and plural; that allows you to have control, always redirecting traffic to the correct page. It is also ideal to register domains with the most common typographical or orthographic errors or overlapping letters as in agendaargentina.com. The same happens with the genres. 

Keep in mind that a typing error can lead your client to a different page, and even to one of your competitors.

Registration of Several Extensions 

.Com, .com.ar, .net, .org? The .com is already installed in the minds of people (that's why it's more than convenient to take it into account), but there are many extensions available. Different pages may have the same domain, but with different extensions: mipyme.com and mipyme.com.au turn out to be different sites. 

Therefore, it is best to register your domain, in the various extensions in which you qualify, for redirections then to the main extension. The idea is to prevent your customers from getting lost along the way.

Register It As Soon As Possible!

Finding a name that suits you may not be an easy task since many domains have been registered, even when there are no associated sites. When you decide on an option, and it is available, register it right away.

What are the Best Options when Choosing a Domain Name?

There are four best different options for choosing a domain name;

Option 1: Personal Brand, the Power of Your Name

 The first, and the simplest, if you bet for your personal brand thinking of positioning yourself as an expert profile in your niche, is directly your name and your surnames.

This is interesting for consultants, coaches and individual profiles who want to sound by their name.

What problem can you have?

If you have a famous name, it is possible that the domain is already reserved. In this case, it is always better to try to maintain the choice of a domain that is either .com, .net or. org and avoid special characters such as hyphens or underscores, which make it difficult to understand the domain.

It gives a little trouble like this domain is very long, as long as it perfectly reflects what your name and your surnames are.

For example, Arthurcarthy.com.

Disadvantages
  • It does not help the position on Google
  • It can complicate the sale or transfer of this platform, is so linked to the original owner of the project

Option 2: Branding, an Indelible Stamp

In this case -I am already thinking about a company, a center, a school or a professional that intends to scale the team - the option is to bet on the branding (the name of your brand) in your domain name

To make it work better, look for something like we've pointed out before:

  • Easy to remember
  • That transmits benefits for a collective
  • That is not too long.
  • These would be the main characteristics that you have to confer to your domain name.

It will have to do with the mission of your company, the values and surely with your unique value proposition to be able to capture, in 12 characters at the most, all your ideas in a domain that will be here to build your brand.

Disadvantages

  • It is not explicit
  • It costs a lot of money to position a brand in the market, even if it's digital
  • It does not help to the position on Google

Option 3: Keywords, Call Things by Their Names

Another option you have is to integrate a keyword in the domain itself. It is explicit and functional. The first thing you have to do is a study of keywords, to know which would be the keyword of reference for which you want to position yourself. The most logical thing is that it is something related to your solutions, your specialty or your profession.

An example would be giftsformen.com.

And it is beneficial if your goal is to be a reference portal on a subject, or you have, for example, an online store where the keywords are even more critical.

Google increasingly gives less importance to that topic in its algorithm, but it is logical that it influences when positioning the first articles.

I'm not saying that this is done overnight because the time scale on Google is very slow. Be clear that when you launch a project, the first three months you will have to prove to Google that you are severe and meanwhile they will ignore you.

But it is true that if you use keywords in your domain, in the short and medium term, it will be noticed in the positioning.

Disadvantages

  • Hyper-specialized names sometimes present a partial reality, since often a store sells more than one category of products
  • It sounds shabby, publicist's device or SEO: it removes credibility the reputation of the business
  • Obsolescence risk

Conclusion 

Having your web platform is an essential aspect for every web businesses, but naming is a necessary decision for that platform. Every web designer knows the great importance of naming in other to integrate the focus of the platform in the website design. 

Domain naming should be something approached with strategic importance to avoid futures issues we have mentioned above in this article.

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Prioritizing Keyword Research & Grow Your Business

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Today  I am here to discuss about researching prioritizing keywords. Research is a process that requires step by step process and time. But all of your research can go vain if done in wrong way.

There are no lack of tools for keywords and no lack of metrics you can attach to those to evaluate the potential of them. But how you can turn your gigantic spreadsheet into something which will enable you to take action? You require a process for prioritization.

Keyword Prioritization

Criteria of Prioritization 

There are several ways to think about segmenting and prioritizing keywords. You should use this according to your business, and your goals, rather than some arbitrary score spit out of a tool. Every single search query has several unique qualities - some tools report dramatically regional differences, different volumes, and even 2-3x swings rate in conversation by simply going to plural from singular.
They all are different, and audience intent is also different. One way to think about keywords is to make a segment of each of them across three types of different criteria.

  • Competition or How many people are trying to rank for?
  • Volume or How many
  • Buyer Intent or How close is that searcher to a commercial action?


For your business one of this can be important than others.
Posit you have a celebrity gossip blog than volume might be a great deal for you rather than buying intent. By contrast, if you have an e-commerce store that buyer intent will be the most important criteria rather than anything else.
Every business is not the same, and your mileage may vary according to your business. So let's take a deeper look at what these criteria mean volume vs intent vs competitiveness. 

Volume: Quantity has a Quality of Its Own

Volume is the clearest and easiest way to prioritize the search terms - after all, everyone wants traffic.
The Google keyword planner provides a very helpful estimator for volume, which also includes Term explorer

Before you get excited, it is very important to understand a few big things about volumes and keyword research tools. 

Volumes Are Often Seasonal

Most of the business has some sort of seasonality. In many categories seasonality is straightforward and obvious - people look for warm clothes in fall and winter, water slides in summer, flower delivery in valentines day and again in any special day.

Even B2B categories often have mid-month, quarterly and yearly demand cycles. And keyword research for blogs is a different beast altogether. It is very possible that a big number of searches are fully seasonal and you might find yourself waiting a great deal of time for those searches to return.
You can use Google trends to check out the search volume results regarding seasonal and yearly demand. 

Volumes are Often Local 

Local differences in pronunciation and language filter through to search volumes, along with differences in demand. In some places, a water fountain is a bubbler, and a truck is a lorry. Understanding these local differences is the main key - you want to optimize according to how your customers are searching - not how someone that's out of your target market searches.

Or you might find yourself on the wrong side of a cultural misunderstanding. 

A brand name in one place might not be a brand in another place, and this information is also not worthy. And what Google sees as a transactional or local query in one area might not be one in another area.

For example, Google serves dramatically different results in Austin, CA, and San Francisco, Texas to searchers looking for "ThemeXpert." You have to make sure that you understand implied intention and local behavior in your SERP. Is something is a general/event query in one geography and a local query in another, that should deeply affect your strategy.

Volume Can Change Over Time

At the risk of business cliche, you should follow Wayne Gretsky's advice and skate where the puck is going.
Search volume might change dramatically over time - not only seasonally, but simply disappearing:

Additionally, there are often very large, consumer behavior driven searches to big, event-driven spikes.

In this case, that blog about low carb diets you started might be better positioned for the future (and the New Year's spike) by talking about paleo diet recipes instead of Atkins diet recipes.

Buying Intent 

In several business models, traffic by itself is not that much interesting. Traffic that subscribes to email lists, purchase things and represents the right sort of potential customers, by contrast, is very interesting.

To that end, you will want those keywords that converts - not only the drive traffic and certainly not only the ones that come from Google Keyword Planner. Often the long tail phrases do not drive tons of volume still drive many interested new customers - specially on aggregate.

Buying intent is different for each and every business, and ultimately a keyword will not be that much interesting to your business which is relevant to someone else's transaction.

You can monitor this by using:

  • Paid Search Data - Currently, this is one of the most accurate sources of conversion data by the query which rate approach 1. If you are running any extensive paid search campaigns, use intelligence and try to understand how keyword searches are turning into purchases.
  • Existing Organic Search landing Pages - Using a tool like Longtail Pro, SEMRush, or one of the enterprise level SEO performance management platforms.
  • On Site Search Data - If you have any internal search engine in anywhere on your website, check out the conversion rates of different terms internally and try to get an idea what converts and what doesn't.


You can also use external data - cost per click on paid search is often considered as a good indicator in more robust verticals. As pricing is auction based, for this method to work you need to know what your competitors are doing, at least two. In some areas, I might not get dependent on this, but in other verticals like travel, that tend to have several extremely savvy paid search advertisers this might be very accurate.

Words and Buying Intent 

One of the more interesting aspects of search marketing is often the direct relationship between the level of buying intent and length of the query (there is of course exception in this rule like - "emergency locksmith" is a short query with lots of intent.)

This makes an interesting scenario - where there are often more revenues available for optimizing specific, low volume high intent searches rather than broad keywords with mane more searches per month.

Generally, more specific modifiers signal more specific intent, e.g., "Mens Polo Shirts" has nothing near buying intent associated with "white mens Versace shirt size 4".

You can also check this pattern with: 

  • Plurals - "Plural term possesses much more buying intent than singular" this is often founded by e-commerce store owners
  • Discount code or Coupon terms (often these visitors are literally on a shopping cart checkout page)
  • SKUs and Manufacturer product code
  • Product names with descriptive modifiers
  • Exceptionally specific searches with vertical modifiers (e.g. "email marketing software for a restaurant")

Competitiveness 

In addition to buyer and volume intent, when you look at the keyword, you have to look at competitiveness. Will that juicy high intent, high volume keyword take a year of dedicated work from a team? Or is it something else that you can get with your existing authority?

Through SERP analysis and looking at existing link metrics for rank potential, you can calculate these - how many links would you require to rank for one of these terms? How authoritative are these sites that rank for these queries today?

By using your favorite spreadsheet tool, link data set, and source of cheap labor, you can do this by yourself. Or you can use a tool like TermExplorer's Keyword Analyzer handle the heavy lifting for you:

​At here CPC can also be very helpful - Though it is not a strict measure of organic competitiveness, but it can be a very helpful way for gauging search competition.

Prioritizing: What to Tackle First 

You can categorize and segment your search terms based on these 3 metrics - Volume, competitiveness and purchase intent.

  • High Volume, High Intent, High Competition - the "Whales"- These are terms that have significant volume and significant purchase intent. Because of this they also have significant competition.

These might take a very long time to rank for (and may be impacted by new Google ad units). While this is a part of your plan, don't exclusively hunt whales - after all, if your budget is cut down or your client ends your engagement, it won't matter how great your plan is.

Another point about these terms is that alternative search-driven marketing strategies than "develop a page and rank it in search engines" might be appropriate for these terms. Can you purchase a website that already ranks for these terms? A website with this traffic, can you enter into an affiliate partnership? Can you do some digital Press release and place an article which ranks for this sort of term on a high authority publication?

There are many ways to influence people searching for keywords and bring those searches back to your website.

  • High Intent, Low-Medium Volume, Medium-High Competition - the "Deer" - These are terms that you can rank with some work and have some content value. These are good medium-term goals - and a very great way to start building out a footprint you can continually expand.

Generally, I try to think of keywords along these criteria:

  • What we can do in the near term which will help us show finance future investments and success in search visibility?
  • What we can we turn on in the next sprint and see an ROI from? What's the low hanging fruit?
  • What we can do in the medium term - attacking more competitive terms - and build the machine which will allow us to pick terms, target them and rank for them?
  • And what long-term 'whales' can we take on eventually and aspire to get to?

Conclusion: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Effective prioritization is the key between "an ever-increasing stream of traffic and revenue from organic search" and a spreadsheet full of numbers and strings." By prioritizing your keywords by researching their competitiveness, volume and purchase intent, you can find great opportunities and structure your work for maximum effectiveness.

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