Ryan Dube

Joined December 2008

Ryan Dube is a freelance writer, an Electrical Engineer and an SEO expert. His writing focuses on science and tech investigations. Visit him at TopSecretWriters.com or on Google Plus.

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Feel free to contact at ryandube@makeuseof.com

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7 IRS Website Tools That Could Save You Time And Money

18th March, 2014

Here are a few online IRS tools for U.S. citizens diligently slaving away over their taxes. They make your job a lot easier. Don’t give up just yet.


6 Tech Tips To Help You Prepare For An Appearance On Radio Or TV

13th March, 2014

If you ever find yourself in the situation where you’ve been contacted for such an interview, here are a few important tips that will help you use technology to make your experience more enjoyable.


What Are Backlinks, Why Are They Important, And How Can I Get Them?

12th March, 2014

If someone like Tim Cook recommends a website for iPhone app reviews, you would probably pay attention, right? That is what backlinks are all about, and it’s why Google cares so much about them.


How Your Email Messages Can Make People Love You Or Hate You

11th March, 2014

If you want to come across in a positive way — as a team player, a competent leader or a trusted friend — the words you string together has a tremendous impact. This matters more with emails.


Looking For A Fast-Paced FPS Multiplayer Game? Try Soldier Front 2

7th March, 2014

If you have a weak heart, don’t play this game. Seriously.


HP Offers Scholarship of 250,000 Dollars to Women Studying IT Security

5th March, 2014

HP wants to support women in formerly male-dominated technology industries with a $250,000 scholarship for women who plan to attend select universities across the U.S. and study IT security.


4 SEO Tips To Help Your Website Survive Past 2014

28th February, 2014

You don’t have to play games anymore with SEO. You just have to listen to how Google defines a “quality” website, and then make sure that your website aligns with those guidelines.


How To Investigate Why Your Website Lost So Much Search Traffic

26th February, 2014

What do you do when you’ve been hit by an algorithm update, be it Panda, Hummingbird, or some future animal of the search engine variety? Recover your traffic with these techniques.


5 Useful Things You Can Do With Your Phone Even When It’s Miles Away

26th February, 2014

You can play with it all you want, just don’t touch it. Your phone that is.


ToDoist Launches Integrated Outlook, Gmail and Postbox Plugins

26th February, 2014

The team at ToDoist just announced a new plugin for Postbox, and a full rewrite of the ToDoist Outlook plugin, bringing ToDoist email integration support to the largest email platforms, including Gmail and Thunderbird.


Is Internet Freedom Under Threat From Internet Service Providers? [MUO Debates]

25th February, 2014

Imagine a world where the content you are allowed to view on the Internet is tightly controlled by your Internet service provider. On MUO Debates, we explore and question this reality.


The 5 Commandments For Choosing The Right To-Do App For Productivity

22nd February, 2014

Different people organize in different ways. So choosing a to-do app really depends on what kind of person you are. Here are five commandments you can think about for your own productivity system.


Get Ready For Zero Debt With ReadyForZero

21st February, 2014

What do you do if you find yourself chest deep in debt? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool that does the debt management for you? There is such a tool called ReadyForZero.


Not Just SEO: 4 Creative Ways To Use Keywords As A Secret Weapon

20th February, 2014

Keywords still remain the lifeblood of Internet search — and it flows into other areas of the Internet where you want people to find you, like your LinkedIn profile, sell things, or land your next job.


5 Powerpoint Tips to Improve Your Presentation Skills Overnight

19th February, 2014

You step up to the podium. Your palms are sweaty, your heart is racing, and just as you’re about to open your mouth and speak, your mind goes blank. Need help?