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How to Earn Google Featured Snippets for Mobile: Large-scale Study

We analyzed 10 million mobile keywords and dissected 1.3 million featured snippets on Google. Check out the results and find out what you have to do …

SEO

4 Top Digital Marketing Tools

Use These Digital Marketing Tools and Improve Your ReachBuilding a brand image involves using the best tools that will grow your community and …

Marketing

How to Use Google Analytics to Measure and Improve Your Content Marketing

Google Analytics offers incredible reporting features at absolutely no cost.I know Google Analytics isn’t the easiest tool in the world to …

Analytics

9 Ways to Beat Instagram’s Algorithm For Better Reach and More Likes

Social media platforms change with alarming frequency these days.For years, Instagram was a haven of chronological posts that almost guaranteed …

Marketing

Interview: Mastering Engineer Alex Saltz on the Final Stage of a Record's Production

Alex Saltz has been taking songs from final mixes to final products since 1997 at his APS Mastering studio. Using a combination of analog hardware …

Music Production

6 Steps for Getting Great Recordings Every Time

An article on the benefit of using simple recording techniques in the studio.The post 6 Steps for Getting Great Recordings Every Time appeared first …

Music Production

The 6 Questions I Ask Before I Say 'Yes' to Anything

It's okay to value your time and energy -- in fact, it's important.<p>8 min read<p>When I started my business at 19 years old, I was so hungry to grow it that I said yes to just about any conference, any opportunity and anyone who would meet with me. Any idea I had was worth pursuing.<p>It worked out. I …

Time I

5 Delay Plugins for Mixing Vocals (+ Mix Tips)

A roundup of five delay plugins for mixing vocals plus mix tips for each one.The post 5 Delay Plugins for Mixing Vocals (+ Mix Tips) appeared first …

Music Production

7 EQ Plugins That *Aren’t* Modeled After Analog Hardware

An article on seven digital EQ plugins that aren't modeled after analog hardware.The post 7 EQ Plugins That *Aren’t* Modeled After Analog Hardware …

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

10 free tools for creating infographics, images and more

In the world of PR and marketing, visuals rule.<p>You can boost interest and engagement with your social media and blog posts by adding compelling …

5 Ways To Make Your Drum Kick Bigger

When you are mixing a pop or dance, or even a rock song, you probably spend a lot of time with your kick and that’s true for everyone, because kick …

6 Essential Production Techniques You Should be Using

There is something small that separates every single one of us when it comes to music production. Certain people like particular things and everyone …

The 6 dB of Headroom for Mastering Myth Explained

An article on the headroom of mixes for mastering.The post The 6 dB of Headroom for Mastering Myth Explained appeared first on The Pro Audio Files.

Music Production

7 Bad Habits Truly Wealthy People Never Have

Almost all of those in the 1 percent have this in common: They don't spend their time doing these things.<p><i>What does the 1 percent do with their time compared to the 99 percent? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

A Guide to Men’s Dress Codes for All Occasions

Although dress codes are designed to provide guidance on what to wear, they can often make choosing an outfit more complex. With all their […]

Men's Fashion

Stereo Microphone Techniques: 5 Ways to Record in Stereo

Not long ago we discussed how to achieve greater depth in your mix. To summarize, depth is all about space, or at least our <b>perception of space</b>. As we …

22 free ebooks for designers and artists

There's always been a healthy market for commercial graphic design books, illustration books and student books written by experts, and this isn't …

Graphic Design

5 Ways Small Business Website Can Compete with Leading Websites

StartupStockPhotos / PixabayAs human population grows around the world wide so is internet users. More than ever people are turning towards the …

Small Business

Room Mic: The Importance of Room Microphone Placement

The purpose of a room mic is to capture the ambience of the space you’re recording in. Sounds simple enough right? Well, it’s not quite that easy. …

Mixing In Stereo: How To Mix The Stereo Image

One of the things a producer should have in mind when producing is how their song/beat/remix (or whatever it is that you are doing) ought to sound in …

Top 5 Vocal recording tips

Vocals are often the most crucial part of your track. To get them to sit beautifully in the mix, you need to make sure the vocal takes are the best …

6 audio effects you’re not using enough

<b>Saturators</b><p>If I could only have one effect or plugin it would be a really good saturator. You can of use saturation to do just about everything from …

5 Social Media Automation Tools to Help you Grow Your Business’ Online Following

Whether you handle the marketing for your own web design or development business, or work with a Shopify store owner on their social media needs, …

Icon Picks: Top 15 Saturation Plugins

<b>This roundup of Icon Picks features a selection of professional sounding saturation plugins that will harmonically enhance your music.</b><p>Saturation is …

2-Minute Tips: Mixing, Mastering, and Music Production

April 9, 2018<p><i>2-Minute Tips</i> <i>is a video series that teaches you quick mixing, mastering, and music production techniques using iZotope’s plug-ins.</i><p>Use a …

Music Production

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Want to Know Whether Your Business Idea Is Good? Richard Branson Says to Ask Yourself This 1 Question

Thinking about launching a business or passion project? Be sure to ask yourself the same question Richard Branson asks himself before jumping in.<p>Are you trying to determine whether to pursue a startup idea, or to launch that YouTube channel or blog you've always wanted to get going? If you are, …

8 Compressor Plugins That *Aren’t* Modeled After Analog Hardware

An article on compressor plugins that aren't modeled after analog gear.The post 8 Compressor Plugins That *Aren’t* Modeled After Analog Hardware …

Music Production

6 Tips To Take Your Mix To The Next Level With Bus Processing

A thin line separates a good mix from a great mix.<p>Great mixes are balanced, with a powerful low-end and brilliant highs. They’re musical, and breathe …