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How to embed a Snacktools widget in your Webnode website

January 13th, 2015

First of all you will have to create your Snacktools widget. Snacktools is a family of web apps that can be used to create wonderful customizable widgets for blogs and websites: photo albums & photo slideshows, polls & quizzes, video players, notification bars, flipbooks, slideshows, music players and also banners and ads.

After you create your widget or banner (all our apps are super-easy to use) you can look for the embed code and use in any website, including Webnode.

Here’s how to embed your Snacktools widget in your Webnode website: Read the rest of this entry »

8 Anticipated SEO strategies for 2015

January 5th, 2015

seo tips 2015

Change is the nature of life and it applies to everything in this world, even for search engine optimization too. SEO is constantly changing, many new updates are released, and new strategies are marketed. SEO stands for search engine optimization, which is the process of improving the website visibility on organic search engine results pages. Carefully selected relevant keywords are incorporated in the content to make it prominent for search engine algorithms. Those who are in this field like Kansas City SEO experts will agree that they have witnessed many changes in SEO trends for a long time. The same trend is predictable this year also, a few of which are given below.

1.      Quality content essential

Quality content will still be important for successful search engine optimization. Google will be stricter about the quality of content on web pages in order to improve user experience. High content websites will be rewarded by Google, thus increasing their online traffic and revenue.

2.      Change in keyword search

In 2015, users will get exactly what they want instead of getting unnecessary search results and advertisements. According to SEO experts, signals will be the criteria for Google instead of keywords. This will be problematic for the advertising companies, as they will find it difficult to interpret these signals. Hence, apart from quality content, SEO will also depend on various events, press releases, blogs, surveys, contests published on the website. Another trend SEO will witness in 2015 is rising use of conversational keyword phrases. It is expected that Google’s search algorithm will have some change in order to accommodate spoken searches using a mobile app.

3.      Ban on negative SEO

Extra efforts will be taken this year to check on negative SEO. Google will come up with new rules to deal with spam. The situation will get difficult for companies who follow easy promotion ways.

4.      Improvement in voice and mobile search

This is the most important and noticeable point of SEO. Almost all users utilize mobile for searching different information and this makes it necessary to alter strategies to enhance their reach. An experienced search engine optimization company can truly understand this and design strategy accordingly.

5.      More focus on social media

2015 will witness more use of social media platform to improve customer service. It will be effective to focus on more than one social media platform in order to enhance SEO. This will help to generate more leads and in turn more revenue.

6.      Earning links

Building links on irrelevant blogs and trying to enhance search results will no longer be in trend in 2015. More focus will be given on earning links rather than link building. Earning a single link on quality website will be more beneficial because it will attract more traffic, sales, leads and brand name will get stronger. In addition, like previous year, this year too inbound links will be influential.

 7.      Precise words targeted

It is important to target precise words rather than broad keywords. Targeting broad keywords will have a larger search volume that will not attract targeted traffic. Hence, keyword research has to be done extensively in order to identify most probable search words and phrases.

8.      More focus on personalization

More focus will be given on personalization as search functionalities are becoming more sophisticated. The search results will now depend on geographical, demographical and psychographic data gathered from the individual’s previous use. Hence, brand visibility will be an important factor in the content marketing.

Hence, we can expect many changes in SEO this year. However, like always, putting emphasis on quality content and good SEO techniques will keep a good ranking in Google.

Author bio
Daniel has been working with a leading SEO company in Kansas City since last few years. He also likes to write various blogs regarding SEO and in the above post, he is sharing the upcoming trends in SEO this year.

Live chat and phone support schedule for the 2014 winter holidays

December 18th, 2014

This year we’ve been at your service 24/7 and we had tens of thousands of chats with you. As the holidays are coming, we would like to reward our wonderful support team for all their hard work with a few days off for Christmas and New Year, to be with their families and friends.

It’s been a great year and we loved being at your service, but everyone needs a break every once in a while, right?

So, our live chat customer support team will be unavailable during the following periods:

  • December 24, 6:30 am UTC to December 26, 6:30 am UTC
  • December 31,  6:30 am UTC to January 2, 6:30 am UTC

Same goes for phone support, that will not be available on:

  • December 24 – December 26
  • December 31 – January 2

Don’t worry, we will not forget about you while celebrating! If you have any questions or if you need help during the holidays, you can still reach us by email (contact [at] snacktools.com) or leave messages in the chat box and we will get back to you.

Thank you for your understanding!

Happy holidays with lots of cookies!

Happy holidays illustrationSource : https://www.flickr.com/photos/eldave/5277532108

How to upgrade your SnackTools plan

October 27th, 2014

How we calculate the price difference:

When you upgrade to a new plan, we calculate the funds left from your current subscription and apply them as discount to your new plan.
To make it a bit more clear, read the following example:

Example:

Anna purchased a Yearly Flip Publisher on September 1, 2014.
She decides to upgrade to the Yearly Snack-Business on October 20, 2014. How much will she have to pay?

Here’s how we do the math:
The Yearly Flip Publisher costs $144. That is for 365 days, so the value per day is about $0.39.
Anna only used it for 50 days, so she used $19.72 from her subscription. The rest of the money ($144-$19.72) $124.28 will be used as discount when she purchases the Snack Business subscription.

The Yearly Snack Business costs $360, but she will pay for it only $235.72 this time. When the subscription renews (September 1, 2015) she will pay the full price.
As you can see, we are fair and we will do the math for you!

How to upgrade your subscription:

It’s super easy. Find the Upgrade option in the dropdown menu under your name and click it.

Next, select your new desired plan and click Post your order.
If you need any help contact our wonderful support team and they will assist you!

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Payment methods for SnackTools subscriptions

October 22nd, 2014

When purchasing  points or subscriptions from SnackTools, you can select your preferred payment method during checkout. Here are the payment options available in SnackTools:

  1. PayPal

If you don’t have an account yet, you should know that PayPal is available in 203 countries and it’s very easy to set up and link it to a bank account. If your PayPal payment fails, it is most likely because of one of the following reasons:

- insufficient funds
- your PayPal account is restricted, locked or inactive
- misspelled or wrong email address

The subscription plans paid with PayPal are set to auto-renew. If the auto-renewal fails (insufficient funds or other reasons) PayPal will retry the operation again after 5 days. If the renewal of the subscription fails again, your subscription will be canceled (7 days after the first try) and your account will become free.

  1. Amazon

It works similar to PayPal. You need an amazon account, connected to a card. Your subscription bought through Amazon is set to renew after 1 year, if you have enough money in your account.

  1. Debit / Credit card

We accept most major cards such as: American Express, Visa and MasterCard. If your payment didn’t go through it’s probably because of one of the following reasons:

- wrong credit card number
- wrong security code
- expired credit card
- billing address and ZIP code don’t match the billing address and ZIP code of your card
- blocked charge (some credit card companies block charges to online subscriptions) – In this case you can contact the card issuer and ask them to allow the payment

If the auto-renewal fails (insufficient funds or other reasons) we will retry the operation for 5 days, once every day. If, after 5 days the auto-renewal couldn’t be performed, your subscription will be canceled.

  1. Dwolla

Another option is Dwolla. It is available for US residents only and you need to have a Dwolla account to make the payment.

Other things you need to know:
You are charged in US dollars during checkout.
Once we receive your payment, the premium features will be activated immediately.
You can cancel the subscription renewal at any time from your SnackTools account -> Order History.

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FileSnack services discontinued

September 15th, 2014

Dear users of FileSnack,

Get ready to say your goodbyes to FileSnack, because we’re preparing to close it down. We’re too small and insignificant for the likes of Dropbox and Google.

We had few users registered on FileSnack, so we decided to focus on our other, more popular apps.

We will keep all active subscriptions and all your files on the cloud for 1 more year, making sure you have plenty of time to find another service. Here are some suggested new happy homes for them: Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, ShareFile etc

Please don’t forget to download your files before September 15, 2015, because after that they will be permanently deleted from our servers.

If you’re using other “Snack” apps rest assured, this is just about FileSnack.
All the rest of the SnackTools are safe.

Share your family photos

June 16th, 2014

Are you looking for a cool, interesting way to present your family photos? Look no more, because here comes PhotoSnack!

We recommend PhotoSnack for family portraits and event photos, because it’s super easy to use and to share. It will also add some magic to your memories.

How to make

  • Upload your images with drag and drop.
  • Add a title and description.
  • Pick a template and customize the slideshow settings (optional).
  • Share the link on Facebook and Twitter, to let everybody see your wonderful photos and relive the happy moments of your life.

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