One of the best reasons why WordPress is the most acclaimed and the most popular CMS service is because of the user friendly design options. It will not be an exaggeration if we say that a person with zero knowledge of web coding can build an extremely awesome website with all the desired options.
The times they are a-changin. Ten years ago, in 2002, as a young middle schooler, I would sit on my parent’s computer waiting for the dial-up internet to, well, dial. Now, in early 2013, I sit on my laptop typing away on the internet. Which moves faster than light. Today, there are 27.7 billion internet users, 555 million websites and pages load in a meager 6 seconds.
You're probably knee deep in 2013 prediction blog posts -- posts looking forward to all the amazing things (hopefully all amazing, right?) marketing has in store for us in 2013. Heck -- we even published one of our own a few weeks ago -- and an ebook to boot! But how about we accompany all that looking forward with a little looking back? 2012 was a great year, after all -- full of memorable marketing moments that we should take a minute to celebrate.
Facebook has been gaining speed, especially during the last year. The social network has even reached its one billion monthly active users (MAU) milestone in September 2012! Facebook has become a really powerful platform for marketers. It presents great opportunities for brands looking to create a local community or to expand their global footprint and to penetrate emerging high potential markets.
When it comes to software and apps to help them work, it’s no surprise freelancers like free apps. But here’s another non-surprise from a recent survey of about 100 freelancers conducted by BestVendor: They also love cloud computing. Most of the top 25 most popular apps from that survey were a combination of both.
Check out BestVendor's infographic to learn more about the survey and see a few of their respondents' also-rans that didn't make the main list this time.
As we head towards the end of the year, we decided to look at the world’s most fascinating regions to provide insights into how social media shapes industries and businesses in the Middle East and North Africa. Overall, this region shows a healthy adoption of Facebook, which is now a key social media platform.