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There is often a need to share files … easiest way is usually to just send an email. Many times, however, you may need to send multiple very large files. In these cases, you need a better solution … and a free one is the great!
If you have a google account, and most of us do, you can use Google Drive to share files. Just go to http://www.drive.google.com , login with your normal google login. Just need to share files? Click the upload button (the arrow pointing up on the left hand side), click Files, browse to the file to upload (hold down the ctrl key to pick multiple files), click on open. A new window will show up showing the upload is complete. If you want to share these files, immediately click on the share button next to your file. You will then get the link to share the file or, you can enter in email addresses of people you want to share it with. This email address should be in their Google account.
Want to use Google Drive to store important files? You can do that too. Download the software to your PC, follow the instructions and you can have files on your computer synched to your Google Drive account. This creates a backup if you will of your files and also lets you access them from other computers. For more help on Google Drive, visit the Google support center: http://support.google.com/drive/?hl=en .
DropBox.com offers a service where you can upload images to a cloud directory and then share that directory with others via email. Similar to Google Drive, an additional feature of DropBox is that you can download their software and actually have DropBox sync to a directory on your computer in essence creating a backup of your data. If you change a file locally, then DropBox will also get a copy. To, take the tour, you can start here: https://www.dropbox.com/tour . You can join with this link: http://db.tt/Fn8tRRPb .
Often I get asked to “put Facebook & Twitter buttons” on a clients website. However, there are a couple different kinds and it is good to understand which one you might want to use.
Share: The share buttons direct visitors to THEIR own account to post about you. This can be done with facebook, twitter, pinterest, etc … most of the social sites have code to do this. How does this help you? This gets your visitors to do some advertising for you! Their followers see that they like your site and then hopefully it drives traffic to your site. A great way to get the word out about your site.
Follow: Follow buttons are used if YOU have an account that you want visitors to go to. So for example if you have a facebook, twitter, pinterest account that you want them to visit. Keep in mind, this WILL take them away from your site. So you only want to do this if you feel it is valuable for them to visit your social site and not just your website. You may have a small business website but a personal pinterest site so there would really be no need for a customer to “follow” your personal pinterest site.
It is best to have a mix of these two options on your site. You should definitely have the Share buttons. The follow buttons should only be included if they provide additional, important information about you, your products or services.
So what is the easiest way to add these buttons? ww.addthis.com . Addthis has done all the work for you, and it’s free to use. Pick share or follow, pick the social media buttons you want to include and they will provide the code for you. One downside, you cannot customize the look of the buttons if you are using Addthis. If you want to have your own buttons that match your site, you will have to code them separately. Most of the social networking sites have instructions on doing that.
Here are two Addthis links to help you get started:
Have you ever been in need of an image for brochure or website but thought you couldn’t afford a professional image?
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