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Play YouTube Videos in Slow (or Fast) Motion

The YouTube video player lets you easily change* the playback speed of videos. You can watch a YouTube video in slow motion and see the frames in more detail or, if the video is boring, you can switch to fast motion mode and skim through the video by doubling the playback speed.

You can play YouTube videos in slow motion or speed them up

[*] If you do not see the option to adjust the playback speed in your YouTube player, you are probably using the default Flash based video player. Go to youtube.com/html5 and opt into the HTML5 YouTube player.
Watch YouTube in Slow-Motion or Fast-Motion
If the option to control the playback speed is still not available in YouTube for a particular video, or if you wish to have finer control over the speed, you can always use the good old VLC Player to watch any video on YouTube (or Vimeo) in either slow motion or fast motion.
Here’s how.
Launch the VLC player and choose File -> Open Stream. Now paste the full URL of any YouTube video in the URL box and cl…

How to download videos from YouTube

Today I want to share with you “How to download videos from YouTube”. As we all know that YouTube is world’s largest video sharing website on the web. Several hundred million users visit this site daily which is very exuberant in its own. Every single day people loves to upload their post clips related to ...
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Google’s ComScore Deal Bakes Brand Ad Measurement Into DoubleClick

Google’s latest deal with comScore will give the current leader in display advertising a bigger hook for luring the brand advertising budgets it’s been going after. The comScore partnership will give brands the ability to measure their desktop display and video campaigns in real time using the reach and frequency metrics they’re accustomed to using in TV buys. The technology will be integrated into DoubleClick, Google’s ad server for advertisers and publishers.
Google has been working on its own measurement technology, Active View, but the industry has been calling on the company to integrate neutral measurement tools. Google says it will continue to work on its own technology, but the move to integrate comScore’s validated Campaign Essentials (vCE) into DoubleClick is significant. Buyers and publishers will be able to analyze performance using digital Gross Rating Point (GRP) system of measuring reach and frequency of TV campaigns and adjust accordingly in the moment.
“By working close…

Managing Your Digital Ad Dollars As More Consumers Move Online: 5 Questions With Eyeview’s CEO

Eight days later, and most of us have recovered from our Super Bowl ad hangovers, but what’s a brand to do now that the biggest night in television advertising has come and gone?
According to Eyeview CEO Oren Harnevo, brands that can afford both television and digital advertising should be leveraging their digital ad dollars to drive revenue.
“Television is a great tool for reach and awareness, but very un-targeted. The message has to be generic,” says Harnevo.
“The huge advantage with digital is that you know who’s watching. You can speak directly to your consumers.”
Launched in 2011, Harnevo’s firm creates digital ad solutions, including targeted, personalized video ads, device targeting and retargeting ads for major brands like Toys R Us, Lowes, Target, Land Rover and Jaguar.
We wanted to know which brands Harnevo thought won this year’s Super Bowl, as well as his take on all things digital. He was generous enough to comply, giving an insider’s scoop on which brands are doing digital ri…

Uneducated Australians Enjoy the Highest Online Marketing Salaries

You’ve got to love the awesome data that Moz shares with the interwebz.
Their latest 2014 Industry Survey was already eye-opening, but now they’ve sliced and diced it even further. In fact, thanks to some new findings, we now find that if you want to make the most in internet marketing, you should move to Australia:

Oh, and don’t bother graduating from high school–self taught marketers are doing just fine, thank you.

Of course, the cost of living in Australia is roughly 50% higher than in the US, and those that don’t complete high school are likely PHD caliber–they just realized they could make a lot of money versus going to college.
P.S. Yes, I know that the data doesn’t say that uneducated Australians make the most money, it’s called “click bait” and it worked, didn’t it?






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How to Password Protect a Google Form

When you create a form using Google Forms, the form is public by default meaning it can be filled out by anyone on the Internet as long as they know the web URL of that form. If you are a Google Apps user, you can put the form behind a login screen such that only members of your domain /organization can access and fill out that form but this feature is not available to other users who have regular Google accounts.
Now there can be a scenario where you may want to password-protect your Google Forms and restrict access to certain users who have been provided the password. This feature is obviously not available in Google Forms but we can use a simple workaround that will prevent users from entering data into that form if they do not know the password.

This Google Form is password protected

Create a Password Protected Form
Before we get into the implementation details, let’s go on a test drive. Open this Google Form and you’ll notice that it has a password field. You’ll have to enter the cor…

A Complete History of Bitcoin

Bitcoin has gone from concept to niche cryptocurrency, and recently it has made significant inroads into the mainstream. Whether it ultimately endures or fails, Bitcoin’s history is unfolding before our eyes. As the price of a solitary Bitcoin skyrocketed from less than $200 to more than $1,000 in late 2013, a spectrum of retailers have ...
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Microsoft beats Google by adding Bitcoin currency conversion to Bing

Microsoft today added Bitcoin currency conversion to Bing, which supports over 50 currencies in its index. Conversion is as simple as typing in “x btc to currency” or “x currency to btc.” The data is provided by digital wallet company Coinbase: bitcoin thumb 5200E5FD Microsoft beats Google by adding Bitcoin currency conversion to Bing Microsoft ...
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How to Make Money Online by Blogging

Are you that person, who dreams of earning money by blogging because it is so much in the trend and you need to make some extra money? If so, you are not alone in this. Today everybody who is an enthusiast and wants to earn more can do so by establishing a blog where you ...
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VLC is NOT Best Video Player, Here’s Why it Sucks

Popular opinion may not be always right. VLC Media Player is widely used and recommended by everyone on web and even some of your friends too but I do not. They say that VLC can play almost any video format available on the Earth , which is true but there is more to it.
Most media players available can play all popular formats. Even the default Windows media player can do so if there are required codecs available.
User expects more than just playback compatibility and that’s where VLC lacks.
1. Difficult Keyboard Control

Out of the box, hot keys for VLC are very confusing or uncomfortable I will say. I prefer jumping forward by pressing “Right Arrow” which is obvious to many of you. VLC is totally different in this case, you need to press combination of keys.

Though they are customizable but it why it isn’t default?
2. Boring Interface

This is the reason why many users do not prefer Media Player Classic which takes you back to the era of Windows 98. VLC has recently did some work on appeara…

Marketing Day: February 10, 2014

Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.
From Marketing Land:

Target Partners With 3 Top Designers On Pinterest To Create Collection Of Party Items

Target is continuing to build on its relationship with Pinterest users, announcing today a collaboration with three top designers who each have a substantial number of followers on the social media site. According to an announcement on Target’s A Bull’s Eye View blog, the retailer is partnering with Joy Cho, of the blog Oh Joy!, […]

Social Networks Generate Least Loyalty In 2014 Brand Keys Survey

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the other major social networks might want to consider this a warning: Social networks generated the lowest loyalty scores in the 18th annual Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index (CLEI). This year’s study (which can be requested here) looked at consumer relationships with 555 brands across 64 categories — ranging from […]

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Branded Olympic Tweets Lead to a Social Media Minefield

We’re on Day Five of the Olympics and Twitter is out in front with visualizations that attempt to capture the full scope of their related social media postings. They have an interactive map that shows which countries are creating the most Twitter Olympic buzz. They have a full-page grid that shows the most-shared Olympic photos. And they have a completely crazy web that shows which Olympic athletes follow other athletes and which don’t.
Over on the branded side of Twitter, things aren’t running so smoothly. Several Olympic sponsors have had their hashtags co-oped by angry Tweeters who want to make a statement.
Now McDonalds, Coca-Cola and Proctor&Gamble are, in a way, paying to promote the political views of others. What to do? What to do? If they respond to the Tweets, that’s going to blow up in their face. If they don’t respond, then they look like they’re agreeing with one side or the other and that’s not good either way.
Even as I write this post, I feel like I’m walking into a m…

Page Layout Algo : Too Many Ads Above Fold Bad for SEO [Update]

11th Feb 2014: On 6th February 2014, Google rolled out another refresh of Page layout algo targeting websites which is still showing too many ads above the fold section and have too little or almost no content at the above fold. If you are seeing a drop in your search engine traffic after 6th Feb 14, you should check if your website have too many ads. If yes, you should work on placing the ads [...]
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Target Partners With 3 Top Designers On Pinterest To Create Collection Of Party Items

Target is continuing to build on its relationship with Pinterest users, announcing today a collaboration with three top designers who each have a substantial number of followers on the social media site.
According to an announcement on Target’s A Bull’s Eye View blog, the retailer is partnering with Joy Cho, of the blog Oh Joy!, Jan Halvarson of Poppytalk.com and Kate Arends, the owner of the fashion and design site Wit & Delight. Each of the designers will create a line of party products to include party décor items, paper products and serving pieces.
“Pinterest is such a popular destination for entertaining inspiration, so we’re partnering with the platform’s top tastemakers to bring their inspiration to life through beautifully designed party collections,” said Target’s senior vice president of marketing Rick Gomez. He went on to claim Target’s collaboration with the designers is a “first-of-its-kind” for the retail industry.
Joy Cho has more than 13.5 million Pinterest followers.…

IAB Honcho: Our Dirty Secret No Longer Secret | PubMatic Goes for IPO Moonshot | iSocket's Semi-Roboticization Gets New VC Round

Ad Fraud The IAB's chair, speaking to it's "leadership" yesterday said that publishers could no longer shrug their shoulders at the vast quantities of online media that are generated by bots and other fraudulent means. Awareness of the issue has grown so that even innocently benefiting from exaggerated impression numbers is probably outweighed by the correction [...]



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Facebook Cowed, Caves on Implied Endorsement Ads | Senate Frets Over Location Data Disclosures

Social: Facebook caved. It will reportedly stop selling socially-endorsed ad placements, where those who liked an advertiser's page wound up finding their faces below the placements on the screens of their friends. This has been the main selling point of Facebook for advertisers, and begs the question of whether Facebook's targeting capabilities can make the remaining [...]



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Social Networks Generate Least Loyalty In 2014 Brand Keys Survey

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the other major social networks might want to consider this a warning: Social networks generated the lowest loyalty scores in the 18th annual Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index (CLEI).
This year’s study (which can be requested here) looked at consumer relationships with 555 brands across 64 categories — ranging from hotels to coffee to restaurants and a number of tech/marketing-related categories.
In most categories (38 of 64), the winning brand — the one that did the best job of meeting consumer expectations — scored above a 90 percent satisfaction score. Only one category saw the winning brand(s) score below 80 percent: social networking sites. Facebook and Twitter topped that category with a 77 percent satisfaction rate. You can compare that to Google’s 85 percent, which topped the search engine category or Amazon.com’s 93 percent, tops among e-commerce sites.
Here’s a look at some of the categories that should be of interest to Marketing Land…

Beyond SEM: When You’ve Maxed Your Search Ads, What’s Next?

Advertisers frequently tell me, “If you can hit my CPA target, my SEM budget is unlimited!” This is great in theory but often limited in practice — at some point, there simply are no more new keywords, or landing page tweaks, or ad text tests that can increase an advertiser’s SEM spend.
Two years ago, maxing out on SEM resulted in a virtual dead-end for online marketing growth simply because other channels could not come close to the CPAs achievable in SEM.
Today, the landscape of profitable online marketing channels goes beyond SEM and is expanding daily. In this article, I’d like to outline five great alternatives to SEM that can drive significant volume and ROI.
Read the full column on Search Engine Land.
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