Moving your website to https / SSL: tips & tricks

In January I wrote about our plans in moving Yoast.com to SSL. We’ve since done that, with great results from an SEO perspective: we had no negative effect on traffic, whatsoever. Two weeks ago, we also moved our tool Quix to https. There are quite a few things we learned in the process of moving these two…

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Using Special Characters in Social Media is As Easy as Copy & Paste

▶ How to Use Special Characters in Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, and Google Chat | PCWorld.

Seriously…all you have to do is copy and paste the UTF-8 special characters that you often see in Tweets and Facebook posts. What is helpful about this post from PC World is that it provides some links for the most common special characters, including TwitterKeys and Twitter Symbols. (Actually, Twitter Symbols is not longer active.)

Enjoy!

Twitter Symbols to Copy & Paste

 

Six Downloads and Extensions to Make Facebook Even Better

Six Downloads and Extensions to Make Facebook Even Better.

Some of these look fairly useful. I can attest to Facebook Photo Zoom. I consider Photo Zoom to be an indispensable feature of my personalized Facebook experience. I do not use any of the others, although I may try Social Fixer and Facebook Unseen. The latter blocks the sending of read receipts when someone sends you a Facebook message. After all, you’re not always in the mood to reply to a Facebook message, but don’t want to be rude.

Six Downloads and Extensions to Make Facebook Even Better

Acorns App Gives You a Way to Finally Invest Your Spare Change

Acorns App Gives You a Way to Finally Invest Your Spare Change.

This appears to be the best set-it-and-forget-it app on the market. Not only does it round up your spare change and invest it, but it only charges you 1% and $1 a month to do so. (I so wish I would have thought of this first.)

Acorn, I’m definitely going to give it a try on my Android (LG G2). I’ll post an update later.

Acorn invests your spare change using your iPhone or Android mobile device

Google Drive Slashes Prices on Storage

Google Drive Slashes Prices on Storage.

Until yesterday, I was paying $4.99 a month for 100 Gigabytes of data. That’s not a lot, but it’s still $60 a year. However, I’m all in with Google products right now and Google Drive is seemless on all of my devices. I can always get to my files, photos, email attachments, etc. regardless of what device I am using, even artwork that I design in Inkscape and Illustrator.

Now I’m paying $1.99 a month, or $24 a year – MUCH better than $60. Better yet, 1TB is $9.99 a month, down from $49.99. A fantastic deal for keeping your data safe in case of a hard drive crash.

Google Docs Cuts Prices for Storage

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