How to Use EpicBeat to Curate Content

This guide will help you on how to use EpicBeat for Content Curation and have an overview of the other features of EpicBeat to help you with content creation.

Go to EpicBeat

Go to the EpicBeat homepage, https://epicenter.epictions.com/epicbeat/explore/.

Login to your EpicBeat Account

Click the login button on the right top portion of the page and click Login.

 

Select the login method you’d like to use. I prefer to use my registered email to login.

Enter your access credentials

If you used Email as the login method, enter the email address and password assosciated with your EpicBeat account. Click Login.

Begin your content research

Enter the keyword or keyword topic on the search bar and click the big red arrow to begin the search.

 

In this example, I have used “gardening tips” as my keyword.

Results Page

After you click the red arrow button, EpicBeat will show your the content list. Default published date is the past 1 month.

 

To change the the date range, click the small arrow on the right of “Past 1 month”

Select your Content Date Range

You will have an option to select how far you’d like to content results will take you, as far as the Past 1 year.

 

In this example, I selected 1 year.

Number of Results and other Data

You will see on the top most of the results the summary of the content data.

 

In the example, we can see that for the selected time rage (1 year) we have 2,200 results for the keyword “gardening tips”.

 

Other data show us that with the 2,200 results, it has 230.1 average shares per post, 0.7 average comments per post, and 1.9 average applause per post.

Checking the Content Results

To check the content on the list, you just click on the content title and it’ll open up the page for that article.

Content Page

Here, you can check the article if this article will be helpful for your content research.

Sharing the Content Result

If you found an article and you think this is worth sharing to your social media, save the article to Buffer or Pocket or just copy the link and share it elsewhere.

 

Click the Share Content button.

Sharing Content

You can now select where you will share the content by clicking on  it.

Add article to your website

To add the article to you website, click the flag button to add the article to your curation list.

Publishing the curated content

After you added the article to your curation list, click Publish to publish to your blog.

Select where you want to Publish

From the list of blogs that are connected to your EpicBeat account, select the blog you’d like the article to be published.

Exporting the Content Result

If you want to Export the article, click the Export button.

 

Exporting is different from Publishing in a way that Publishing is more automatic that Export. When you click Publish, EpicBeat would auto connect with your blog and add the article. While for Export, you would to copy and paste the code to your WordPress posts.

Copy the Export Code

After you clicked Export, a popup will appear to give you the code to use to paste on your WordPress post.

 

Copy this and click OK.

Content Insights

To know more about Content Insights, click the Content Insights tab above the results.

Content Insights Overview

In the Content Insights Overview, you will see the top engagement by top social channels.

 

You will also see that average engagement data for all the content results.

Top Formats and Content Types

Here you will see the top popular formats where engagements are made and the number of content item formats.

Top Formats and Content Types

You can also see the most popular content types by average engagement per content and how many are in these content format.

Top Domains

We can see here the top domain and the number of engagement these domain have for our particular keyword.

Text Analysis

We can see here the text analysis: Word counts, Popular sentiments, and Popular reading levels – on how they are peforming on engagement and how many these articles are.

Text Analysis

Average engagement per article and how they perform in different social media – Facebook, Google , LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Top Authors

If in the future, you like to know who to reach out when making your content on a similar topic, it would helpful to know who are the top authors for tht keyword.

 

The list pf top authors are based on the number of engagement of the articles they’ve written.

Popular Days to Publish

If you are wondering what days to publish and what content format perform better in what days, here are data that will help you plan you content.

Community

Twitter Insights on what type of tweets are more widely used, you can also check if which Twitter content detail is more used (with or without links, with rich-media or without rich-media).

 

You will also have an insight on how big the network Twitter users are using Twitter for that keyword.

 

You can also see the users are retweeters, original posters, responders, promoters, and curators.

 

Add to that, you can also see you are you potential reciprocal followers. Users that follow you back when you follow them.

Multi-channel Influencers

You will have visibility who are the most active influencers that talks about your keyword.

 

You can use this information to connect with them and engage.

New Method to Post to Instagram From Your PC Without Downloading Any Apps – Video

Guess what?

You can upload your images and photos through the Instagram web app.

Well, there’s no official announcement about this yet and you can’t access it directly. Good news is, I have prepared a video to teach you how to do that!

Post to Instagram From Your PC Without Downloading Any Apps

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For those who learn better reading, here’s the transcript (or rather the step by step instructions).

Creating your images

We will create a Mother’s Day image post.

  1. Head over to Stencil and login. (If you don’t have it yet, no worries, you can register and use this for free)
  2. From the list of image sizes, select Instagram Post 1080 x 1080.
  3. Since we are creating for Mother’s Day, we will select a background that is relevant for mothers.
  4. You can use the background search function to find background images.
  5. Select the background.
  6. Click the Quotes section (left-side).
  7. Use the quote search function to find suitable quotes.
  8. You can change the font size, font type, font color. You can also drag and drop the text box to place the text where you want them.
  9. When you’re happy with the image, click download and save the image on your computer.
  10. That’s it, you already have your Mother’s Day image for Instagram.

Posting to Instagram using Instagram Web App

We will be using Chrome for this example. (This Instagram trick is also verified to be working using Firefox).

  1. Login to https://www.instagram.com/
  2. When logged in, right-click on any empty space. Click “Inspect”.
  3. The Chrome Inspector will pop on the right-side. This contains HTML codes.
  4. On the upper left corner of the box, you will see a mobile/tablet icon. Click that.
  5. You will then notice that the view on the left will be adjusted to the mobile view.
  6. On the top portion (bottom portion on Firefox), you will see a camera icon. Click the Camera icon.
  7. This will behave exactly like the app on your phone.
  8. You select the image you want to upload.
  9. You may adjust and set filters, if you prefer.
  10. Add caption and hashtags, as appropriate.
  11. Click Share.
  12. That’s it, you successfully posted an Instagram Post via your PC without downloading any apps!

Happy Instagram posting!

Gmail App: Send or Request Money

Another technological innovation is made by the Gmail team at Google. Now, you don’t have to go outside of your Gmail app to send or request money, you can do it now right inside the app. For people who’s always on the go and want to have the least number of opened apps on their mobile, this is the great way to transfer money.

Send or Receive Money on Gmail App

Sending Money on Gmail App

sending money gmail app

How to do it:

  1. Compose a message
  2. Tap the attachment button
  3. Choose “Send Money”
  4. Enter the amount you like to send, tap continue
  5. (Optional) Create a memo so you’ll have a reference to the transaction
  6. Tap Send

Easy peasy, right?

What’s so great about this is that sending money is free using your Google Wallet balance, debit card, our bank account linked to Google Wallet.

Receiving or requesting money on Gmail App

receiving or requesting money gmail app

Receiving Money: How to do it

  1. Open the message
  2. Tap the attachment button (Claim Money)
  3. Tap “Claim Money”
  4. Tap Done

Requesting Money: How to do it

  1. Compose a message
  2. Tap the “$” icon
  3. Tap “Request”
  4. Enter the amount you like to request
  5. Tap “Review”
  6. Tap “Attach”
  7. Tap Send

For first timers, you’ll need to add a debit card to transfer the money to.  After that, whenever somebody sends your money via  Gmail, it will automatically transfer to that card.

Note that this feature is currently available in the US only.

 

 

Touchscreen Digitizer: Problems and Replacements

If you have a touch screen cell phone, whether it’s an iPhone, iPad or any other brand name smartphone or pad, tablet, PDA or even a monitor that has a touch activated screen and it is showing some problems, then you may need to replace the touchscreen digitizer.

Touchscreen Digitizer: Problems and Replacement

Symptoms of Digitizer Problems

  • Touchscreen is slow to respond when touched.
  • Touchscreen does not respond when touched.
  • Some areas when touched respond incorrectly or erratically.
  • Some areas of the touchscreen do not respond when touched.
  • Some applications seem to randomly open.

The digitizer basically is responsible for all of the touch functionalities of the touch screen. In other words any data input such as touching an icon to activate it, or virtual keyboard or even handwriting recognition. For the majority of smartphones the digitizer is the only input device.

In case you don’t know what a touchscreen digitizer is, and most people don’t, it is typically a thin plastic like film that adheres to the glass screen of your device that has a touch sensitive screen. This digitizer connects to the motherboard of your device and sends information regarding the location or position and movements of your finger or stylus on the screen.

Usually, the digitizer is not visible unless the screen has been damaged or cracked. Damage is usually the result of the cell phone or pad being dropped or banged against a hard surface. Or sometimes the digitizer just goes bad.

There are not any acknowledged solutions for repairing a digitizer other than simply replacing it.

Touchscreen Digitizer Replacements

The bad news is that in most cases you cannot just replace the digitizer, but you must also replace the glass screen as well. Let’s take the iPhone for example. The manner in which it is designed the digitizer adheres to the glass screen. Unfortunately, you can’t simply peel off the digitizer film and slap a new film on the glass, you must replace both the glass screen and the digitizer.

Good News

  • The good news is that there are replacement screen kits readily available for almost any brand smartphone or smartpad.
  • More good news, it is simple enough to replace the screen and digitizer that almost anyone can do it, even with the most basic of mechanical abilities. So long as you have the proper tools and they are typically included in the kits.
  • Even more good news, it is not expensive. As a matter of fact most people would consider it very inexpensive in comparison to replacing your cell phone or iPad.

If you think that you may need to replace the digitizer in your touchscreen device, we may be able to help you track down the right kit. No matter what brand that you might be looking for, whether it is the Apple iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Dell, Google, HP, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Samsung, Sony or any other brand, there are available information in the web where to get them.

 

iPhone Tips: Preventing Dings and Scratches

Your iPhone is an investment, and you certainly would not want to ruin it by not maintaining it, or letting it get covered with scratches. Protect your iPhone with these tips, and you will be able to enjoy it for much longer!

prevent iphone scratches

 

  1. Get an [easyazon_link identifier=”B00N1X5IBO” locale=”US” tag=”geekmommy-20″]iPhone case[/easyazon_link]. There is a plethora of types of cases available for you to use to protect your iPhone. Some of them include flip cases, slip pouches, gel skins, rigid cases, weather resistant cases, and leather cases. You can get sports cases for when you don’t have a pocket or a free hand. Sports cases are armbands with an attached pocket or sleeve for your iPhone. If you are fashion conscious, you can even get Gucci and other designer iPhone cases. You can get cases that look like purses. iPhone cases come in every color imaginable. Some cases fit so tightly around your phone, leaving the screen open for you, that they look like the phone itself. So whatever your preference in a case, you can find one that you like, and it can keep your iPhone looking like new.
  2. Keep your iPhone away from things that can scratch it. If you are going to put it in your pocket or purse, don’t put it in the same place you keep your keys or your change, as either one is likely to scratch it.
  3. Another option for protecting your iPhone from dirt and scratches is an [easyazon_link identifier=”B00NXAAYKU” locale=”US” tag=”geekmommy-20″]Air Jacket kit[/easyazon_link]. The air jacket is a thin layer of protection only 1 millimeter thick. It’s almost invisible, yet it still protects your phone. The air jacket gives you no protection for if you should drop your phone, but it will keep away the dirt, smudges, and scratches which ruin your iPhone’s finish. The kit comes with the air jacket, a thin crystal film, and an anti-glare film for the LCD.
  4. To keep dirt and smudges off the screen, get some [easyazon_link identifier=”B01415QHYW” locale=”US” tag=”geekmommy-20″]screen protectors[/easyazon_link]. These bits of film adhere to your screen, usually by static, without obscuring your view. You use your iPhone screen like normal, right through the screen protector.
  5. Part of maintaining and protecting your iPhone is cleaning it. To clean it, first turn off your iPhone for safety, and then use the [easyazon_link identifier=”B00EZGFQIQ” locale=”US” tag=”geekmommy-20″]cleaning cloth[/easyazon_link] that came with it. If that is not available, you can use any soft, lint-free cloth. Get it slightly damp, but not wet. Do not use any cleaning solvents, alcohol, household cleaners, window cleaners or abrasives. Be sure you don’t get any moisture in any of the openings.

There are also things you can do to maintain your iPhone’s battery, and extend its life.

  • Lock your phone when you are not using it, and keep power-draining activities, such as gaming, to a reasonable level. Doing these things will keep your battery operating at an optimum level.
  • Keep your iPhone away from heat. Don’t leave it in a hot car, or anywhere else in the sun. Heat is the worst thing for your iPhone’s battery, and will ruin it faster than just about anything else.
  • Also, you should go through one charge cycle per month to keep the battery maintained. To do this, charge it up to 100% and then let the charge drain completely down to 0%.

A clean, well maintained iPhone will look good, and make you look good. It will work better with more efficiency. And it will be there to bring you ease, convenience, and fun entertainment for a long time to come. Enjoy!