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Aug 24 2015
Resolving issues with Store in Windows 10

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After upgrading my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 I started having issues with Metro apps and the Store. It was simply not working.

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Dec 22 2014
Huge metric that Google Analytics will never show

Google Analytics is a fine product. It's nice, free, easy-to-install and ready-to-use right out of the box, while at the same time offering advanced configuration options and data-mining opportunities to those who want it.

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Nov 6 2014
The history of a radio-button

A radio-button, AKA "an option button" is a UI element known to every web/mobile/desktop developer: it allows choosing only one out of a set of options.

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Oct 5 2014
How "Disqus.com" got their Google PR9

I was recently checking my website for unnecessary 404s, 302s and 301s using ScreamingFrog spider and discovered hundreds of outgoing "dofollow" links to Disqus.com. All with the exact same anchor text:

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Sep 2 2014
Moving our site to HTTPS and the early SEO-effects of it

About a week ago we have moved our site to HTTPS. I always wanted to, and now that Google has made it a ranking signal - we finally ran out of excuses. Here's what we did:

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Aug 10 2014
Pages that can be instantly improved for more search traffic

There are tons of "on-site" tactics you can work with to improve your website's organic traffic and conversions. Like Lazy SEO and A/B tests or even using on-site search data. I'd like to share another handy tactic today:

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Jul 18 2014
Skype lifehack

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Jun 13 2014
Don't use "meaningful" calls to action blindly

A recent conversation at Inbound.org got me thinking...

There's this trend in the self-funded startups community going on recently - to use "meaningful" calls to action instead of simple "start trial" or "sign up" buttons. Like, if you're selling a scheduling tool - put the "end your scheduling hassles" text on your button, not just the stupid "sign up" label. Or - if you're selling a budgeting app - "start watching your wallet" or something like that.

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Jun 7 2014
WatiN tests fail with COMExceptions and other errors? Fix

Another post for developers reading this blog. If you think these posts do not belong here, please leave a comment, and I'll consider moving my development articles to a separate blog.

If your WatiN tests started failing, the "ContainsText" property always returns "false", you get System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException when running tests - one fix would be to run Visual Studio as Adminstrator.

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Apr 7 2014
Google violating its own policy?

Last month Google has finally released the new AdWords design for desktop search. They removed the shaded yellow box used to designate a paid search result. The ads are now marked with a gold "Ad" icon next to it. Making it virtually indistinguishable from the organic search results. I bet my mom wouldn't be able to tell the difference

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