Author: Ashwin

Dlvr It: Automate Your Blog Feeds & Promote Stories

If you were publishing more than a dozen blog posts in a single day, and if social media was anywhere as important to you as it should be today, you know what a pain it can be to keep track of your own posts as they publish and then share them on social media. Incorporate Rand Fish’s advice  on how to boost your blog traffic and you’ll see that again, you know that social has a long way to go and it’s not just sharing freshly minted posts. Plus, there’s the talk about community building and you’d need as...

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WalkMe: When It’s Time To Hold Visitors’ Hands, What Do You Do?

Disclaimer: This was the first post we ever wrote for GroovyWebTools, and that’s been a long time ago. Ever since, WalkMe started off as a little Firefox Extension into a multi-pronged Swiss Army Knife on user engagement & user experience. As such, this post is now completely rewritten and published to reflect that. Did you ever find that you needed to explain a process, in steps? Were you ever mesmerized by the beautiful way some financial trading portals showcase their demo, which goes something like: Click this> do this>get coffee > do that> get off the computer> come back>...

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15 Fascinating Twitter Tools You Should Grab Today

Twitter is a Fascinating Joyride. From news to updates; from networking to connecting with brands; from sharing to letting the world know how awesome you are, Twitter is awesome (if not addictive). As a business, however, just a joyride won’t do. You’d need ROI. You’d need to make your Twitter presence count. As such, here are a few tools that can help you out. Keyhole Keyhole is suave, sexy, and incredibly reesoureful if Twitter means anything for your business. Enter a hashtag, a keyword, or a URL and you have all sorts of data that pops up to tell...

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How To Manage Virtual Teams (& Tools To Help)

This is the era of remote work. If you are still hiring full-time staff for work that could very be done by someone on the other side of the globe, you are truly missing out on the pure arbitrage opportunity that outsourcing provides. You could whine all you want about keeping jobs home, but the money isn’t staying where you want it to be. Virtual teams are the perfect answer to startup bootstrapping, for more efficient workflows, and a reasonably inexpensive expense management. If you’ve been in the market for the best project management software, here are a few you should look at: NutCache Nutcache is a smart and simple, all-in-one project management tool that allows you bring your team aboard, organize tasks and projects using lists and cards (just the way you’d want to organize your ideas and projects), track project progress (including time spent on each task/project) along with measuring individual progress of each team member. Nutcache also includes full-time billing, time tracking, expense-management, reporting, payment gateways, invoicing templates, and more. In short, it’s a super project management tool that makes you rethink “collaboration” Due Without going too overboard, Due focuses on what most self-employed professionals, freelancers, and even agencies of all kinds need: a simple invoicing software that pulls the cash in and leaves the stress out. Track time and invoice like a pro with plenty...

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Sniply: Lead Your Followers & Get Rewarded For it

How often do you post on Twitter? The averages – according to Marketing Charts – count to 10 tweets per day. Some companies go up as far as 20 updates a day. On an average, you’d be spending about 12 – 15 hours a week on social media alone. That’s a lot of time and that time has a price to it. You’d better get something back from that time invested. Now, that’s about 600 updates in a month. We aren’t even talking about the normal conversations and engagement-specific tweets that go out on the stream. Sharing is good....

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