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62 Free Stock Image Sites

Tired Driver

This is what I felt like when thinking of having to test all these sites for my own article. Glad OP got to it first.

I was planning on doing a list like this myself.  But why reinvent the wheel?  Work smarter, not harder, all that jazz.

Optimize Press put up this killer list of free image sites on their blog today.  You should check it out, save it in Evernote, and never run out of images for your posts again.

Be sure to double check the copyright and attribution info as stuff changes sometimes.

How to Do Stupidly Simple Google Analytics Split Testing

No, not THAT kind of split testing. I wish....

No, not THAT kind of split testing. I wish….

 

Google Analytics is a terrifying, powerful beast to behold. I still don’t know half of what it does.  But one of the coolest things you can do with it is split test pages on your site.

So get out the whipped cream and bananas and … wait…

Split Testing is What Again?…

Split testing, or A/B testing as it’s sometimes called, just means sending some of your traffic to one page and some to another so that you can see which one works better.  And by “works better”, I mean meets your goals.  That might be sales, email list signups, video views, whatever you’re trying to accomplish.

Nirvana’s Hilarious Newsletter from 1991

Nirvana

Ok, who’s the wiseguy?

Over the holiday my girlfriend and I spent some time in Portland and Seattle.  Our visit to the EMP included the giant exhibit on Nirvana stuff they have up right now.  I have to imagine that Kurt would probably hate his stuff being displayed in a glass case in some museum.

One item in particular stood out to me.  It was a fan newsletter they sent out sometime in mid-1991, just before the September release of Nevermind.  I wasn’t bright enough to take a picture of it, despite talking my girlfriend’s ear off about it for a half hour.  Fortunately, I found a copy of it at Letters of Note.

How to Make Your Fans Cry Like Taylor Swift

Yes, she's literally out shaking hands and kissing babies.

Yes, she’s literally out shaking hands and kissing babies.

You may not be a fan of Taylor Swift’s music. I’m not particularly.  In fact I’ve been working on a comedy bit about being subjected to a week of radio in a cheap rental car and forced to hear “Shake It Off” so many times I could put a railroad spike through my head.

But as someone trying to expose your work to more people, you have to be a fan of Taylor Swift’s fan development prowess.  Case in point… “Swiftmas”.