Royalty free music at no charge for students

Hicham: Royalty free music composer:

Indie artist composer Hicham, make his work available in the MUSIC SCREEN royalty free music library. Hicham allows students, faculty staff, educational institutions as well as private individuals, non-profit and humanitarian organizations to use all his music absolutly free of any charge.
The number of trusted sources where you can download high quality royalty free music under this type is relatively limited, and by visiting you will have the opportunity to listen and to download as many tracks as you like in high quality resolution and without any subscription.

The Music Screen library is searchable by style, so you can choose your track from: symphony music, world, piano, Christmas carols, Amient, electronica…

You can use the music in your video and upload it to Youtube, Vimeo or Dailymotion platforms. Don’t forget to mention the source of the music in your description or credits: such as Music: ‘Title of the song’

An Important Tool for SEO and Website Optimization

For most people “Rel=Canoncical” or “canonicalization” seem like nonsense words with little meaning, or jargon words that are too niche to bother learning the definition. Though it can be complicated to understand and a tad hard to read too – Rel=Canonical is greatly important for SEO and for creating a website that will be viewed by as many people as possible.

Canonical form is a mathematics or computer science term that in essence means to provide each individual object a unique mathematical expression. It is the process of converting data with more than one possible representation or data that is repetitive and changing it to “normal” or canonical form. In terms of SEO and website optimization Rel=Canonical code will identify individual web pages that can be loaded from multiple URLs. Canonicalization can fix the problem of duplicate information or pages. This is a problem for search engines because the search algorithm is trying to provide the most pertinent results. If there are duplicates on multiple websites or within one website the search engine will have trouble providing the best result. This is a problem because search engines rarely show duplicate results to provide the best user experience possible. Rel=Canonical will help search engines provide the original instead of the duplicated information.

For SEOs, canonicalization refers to individual web pages that can be loaded from multiple URLs. This is a problem because when multiple pages have the same content but different URLs, links that are intended to go to the same page get split up among multiple URLs. This means that the popularity of the pages gets split up too. If there are two webpages with identical URLs, Google will not know which one the duplicate is and which is the original – Canonical URLs are used to prevent and eliminate this problem. Rel-Canonical links are supported by Yahoo!, Bing and Google. When these search engines have several options for the search result – canonical links help them pick the best one. In some cases it will be obvious which link should be Rel=Canonical, other time it’s not so easy. However, the coder or website designer has to pick one.

If you have two versions of the same page – 100% the same – but they differ because they are in different sections of your website or by background colour etc. this would be a time where one of these URLs needs to be “canonicalized”. First, pick one to be the canonical versions, whichever you think is best. Then add the <rel=canonical> into the head of the URL. That’s it, that’s all it takes to rank your content for Yahoo!, Google and Bing. Because the search engine knows which version is canonical, it can count all the links towards all the different versions, as links to that single version. Basically, setting a canonical is similar to doing a 301 redirect, but without actually redirecting.

It is important to create a unique URL for your original content because when duplicate information comes up too frequently Google and other search engines may devalue your website when determining rankings. The combination of different URLs people can use to access your website opens you up to a major SEO vulnerability if not properly addressed. By properly employing canonical tags to pages on your site, you can avoid this pitfall. Using the Rel=Canonical tag in your URL also eliminates the worry of mirror and scraper websites. Whether created by mistake or maliciously and on purpose, mirror websites spell trouble for search engines as they usually wind up bringing people to the wrong website and wasting a lot of time for everyone.

In order to ensure website optimization and SEO it is important to categorize your URLs using Rel=Canonical tags. By using this easy coded fix you are not only creating more visibility and traffic on your website but also removing competition and redundant information from the search results in the process.

Growth Hacking

This post was written by Shakir Hassan. He has done so many projects at a very young age of 14. One of his recent projects done is for

What is Growth Hacking

Growth Hacking is the science of achieving incredible growth with nontraditional strategies. It is also the science that helps you identify how to move users from one state of the funnel to the next one, consistency. Growth Hacking finds a strategy within the parameters of a scalable and repeatable method for growth, driven by product and inspired by data.

  • Growth Hacking combines:
  • Technology
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Design
  • & Customer / User Experience (UX)

To grow a product, service or platform.

Look, what Dan Martell, founder of Clarity says about Growth Hacking:

And these are some of the other definitions about Growth Hacking:

It is an idea that an entrepreneur can take a clever or nontraditional approach to increase in the growth of his or her product by hacking something together, specifically for growth purposes. It is next generation marketing for startups.

Take a look at below quote about Growth Hacking:

“Growth Hacking is just getting users – Unknown”.

It’s just a technique to implement for the sake of getting real users. The meaning of Growth Hacking is freedom to try a lot of different things really fast. The goal of a growth hacker is to hack their product that reaches to millions of peoples. Growth Hacking is the only way you possibly can to help a company grow. It helps in acquisition, activation, retention, revenue and referral.

Brief introduction to Growth Hacking

Hotmail is the oldest example we know of Growth Hacking. It started growing when one of his main investors, Tim Draper, suggested putting a:

“P.S.: I love you. Get your free E-Mail at Hotmail.”

At the bottom of each E-Mail.

5 weeks later they hit the 2 million user mark. And the rest is history. These are other companies that have used growth hacks to grow their users:

  • Facebook
  • Linkedin
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Dropbox
  • Airbnb
  • Uber

In 2010 @SeanEllis wrote first about Growth Hacking. He was saying the marketing roles were not paramount for startups because they are in early growth phases.

He wrote:

“…rather than hiring VP Marketing with all of the previously mentioned prerequisites, I recommended hiring or appointing a growth hacker.”

That was when the term was created.

Characteristics of a Growth Hacker

A Growth Hacker is someone that grows users to a product using unconventional marketing techniques with a focus on data to help guide decisions.

As Andrew Chen said, “a Growth Hacker is a hybrid between a marketer and a coder.”

It is someone whose true north is growth.
These are some of the characteristics of a Growth Hacker:

  • Growth Hacker  is creative
  • A Growth Hacker has some various strong Entrepreneurial drive
  • A Growth Hacker has passion for data
  • A Growth Hacker has the ability to take risks and he/she is a risk taker
  • A Growth Hacker is consistently learning
  • A Growth Hacker is curious with a burning desire for Growth.

Product/Market Fit

What is Product or Market Fit? First, let’s look at some stats.

Nine out of Ten Products fail and sixty-six percent of startups change their exact plan.

What is the solution?

You should find a path to a plan that works before running out of recourses.

How can you do that?

By Product/Market Fit, so what exactly is Product/Market Fit?

Product Market Fit is a degree to which a product satisfies its market demand. Some peoples interpret Product/Market Fit as creating a minimum viewable product that addresses on solves a problem or a neat that exist. 

So how do you validate Product/Market Fit?

Sean Ellis – Founder of Qualaroo, he says:

If at least 40% of the surveyed customers indicate, they will be very disappointed if they no longer have access to the particular product of service, this is how you validate your Product/Market Fit.

This is an optimal process to create a successful startup.

It starts with Product/Market Fit, then transition to growth and then growth.

You should make sure Product/Market Fit as soon as possible. You should make your product a must have. And you should achieve Product/Market Fit first with a minimum viable product.

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