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  • Why is Better Than LinkedIn and 4 Features to Rave About

    Inbound Marketing Blog
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Don’t get me wrong, I love LinkedIn. In fact, it’s my social channel of choice when it comes to networking, lead generation, and watching people do it wrong. But let me let you in on a little secret fellow marketers. Come in close, I want to make sure you hear me. It’s called, and it’s about to take the marketing world by storm. Brought to us by Dharmesh Shah and Rand Fishkin, has LinkedIn-esque elements. It is also different, it’s dedicated to the world of inbound marketing and technology. LinkedIn is a networking tool for all industries.
  • 4 Smart Content Marketing Strategies for Professional Services Firms

    The B2B Inbound Marketing Blog
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Content marketing is a double-edged sword. It's easy to create content and unlike old-school traditional marketing methods there are virtually no barriers to producing content.  Unfortunately, many companies rush to get on the content marketing bandwagon with little thought concerning strategy or long-term goals. This typically results in very low quality content that does not serve any particular purpose. This type of activity is less of a strategy and more of a wasted effort. Before you get carried away with content creation, determine what you hope to accomplish and ensure you are…
  • Using Twitter for PR Outreach

    Starmark | Integrated Marketing Communications » eTips
    Roberto Renteria
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    Part of Public Relations Outreach (PR Outreach) is being proactive when someone talks about your brand online. To stand out from the clutter, savvy communicators know they also need to incorporate social media into their media relations and pitching efforts. Generally speaking, Twitter  can be a great place to pitch journalists who are often very engaged with [...]
  • 5 Characteristics of a PPC Expert: Manage Your PPC Account Like a Professional

    Search Engine Marketing Blog | Silverback Strategies
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    For the upcoming day off from labor, embody these traits and you could add a job title to your resume over the short holiday: PPC Manager. 1. Patient – A lot of our clients are very conversion and transaction-sensitive, and rightfully so, with their business being their main source of income. The highs can be euphoric, but the lows can be excruciating. However, it’s important to stay the course when launching new initiatives or making changes to an account. When you make any changes to a campaign like testing new ads, trying a new landing page, or launching new keywords, you simply need…
  • 5-Step SEO Services: Polishing Your Rough Blog Ideas into Shiny Content

    SEO Inc Blog
    Eric Seal
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Writing a blog is a lot like mining for gold: Your hope is that you’ll dig deep into the hearts of your readers and strike it rich. But before you can shout “Eureka!” – exulting in your newfound customers – you’ll need to separate the gold from the grit. You have to make sure your blog is not only effective but exceptional. But where do you find the time for such an undertaking? Sure, writing a blog – along with other SEO services – can help your business, but you’ve got a full plate as it is. Where. Do. You. Find. The. Time?? Well, that’s what we’re here for. Our SEO…
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  • Coming to Jesus Moments – ShoeMoney August Recap

    Jeremy Schoemaker
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Almost the Day I turned 40 years old I had somewhat of an awakening about my life.  Turning 30 wasn’t really even a thing.. probably because I got married 9 days before I turned 30.  So that was a little bit of a bigger deal.  Also at 30 I was just getting started with my own business and as funny as it sounds just happy to be alive.  After all it was only a couple years before that when I was 420 lbs,  unemployed,  and having to have a CPAP and oxygen when I slept.  Man how life changes on a dime. The last 10 years have flown by so fast.  I bought a house,  made a lot of…
  • @SeoRankMonitor – SEO Tracking & Details – ShoeMoney FSF

    Jeremy Schoemaker
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    This weeks Free Shirt Friday T-Shirt comes from SEO Rank Monitor. They have pretty nice looking set of tools to help you track your SEO initiatives. You can check them out here If you would like to see your company on free shirt friday, please click here for details!
  • How Your Company Can Learn from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Jeremy Schoemaker
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    You might be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS. All month long, social media has been inundated with videos of people getting buckets of ice water dumped on them. Those people accepted the “challenge.” In the video, they also pass along the challenge to friends. The idea is that people can either accept the challenge—have a bucket of freezing water dumped on them—or donate to an ALS charity. Or they can do both. Most people have been doing both. Get this: As of August 21, The ALS Association has received $41.8 million…
  • The ShoeMoney Show is Back

    Jeremy Schoemaker
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s back, baby! ShoeMoney never left but the The ShoeMoney Show has been on hiatus for five years. I’m happy to announce its return on WebmasterRadio.FM! The show will be bringing you candid and honest chats with some majorly influential folks in the Internet marketing industry. The really cool part is that all of the shows are broadcast LIVE—no pre-recording or editing—just raw, real conversations worth hearing. The first show is on September 9th at 4p.m., CST. You can listen in on WebmasterRadio.FM or on demand in the WebmasterRadio.FM archives inside the Internet Marketing Channel…
  • ShoeMoney FSF Total send email Newsletter platform @TotalSend

    Jeremy Schoemaker
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    This weeks FSF comes from TotalSend which is an email newsletter platform.  Now some of you are probably thinking “isn’t Jeremy launching a competitor to this?”  And the answer would be “No,  ours will have 10x the features at a lower price point”. You can visit TotalSend Here. If you would like to see your company on free shirt friday, please click here for details!
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  • Community Engagement: Mixed Reviews

    Pam Flores
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    This is third blog post in ComBlu’s series on Community Vibrancy. Our research on how communities are measuring up is based on studying the four primary areas of vibrancy best practices: engagement, content experience, gamification and community management, and comes from a study we conducted recently on behalf of Lithium Technologies. Last week my colleague Colleen covered the content experience in her post titled Community Content: Primed for Improvement. Today I am going share what we learned from the study about the state of engagement and touch on community management as one aspect…
  • Community Content: Primed for Improvement

    Colleen Nolan
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    As you may have read last week in my colleague Brenda Todd’s post: Community Vibrancy – What Does it Take?, our team has been spending a lot of time studying communities – again! Our research in this area always focuses on two objectives: uncovering emerging approaches and determining alignment with best practices. One of the surprising findings in our recent research is the way that established branded communities are addressing or not addressing content. For the entire buzz about content being the key engagement driver for community sustainability, it seems practice does not always…
  • Online Community Vibrancy – What Does it Take?

    Brenda Todd
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    Online branded communities have become mainstream with companies of all kinds leveraging them to help support their overall business and growth objectives. The majority of branded communities are designed to serve at least one if not all three of purposes: to provide user support, to compile feedback and to foster advocacy. While starting an online community to help build your brand is an important project, maintaining a community that has engaged members, vibrant discussions and a sustainable membership it is not a simple task. Ongoing attention and care to ensure community vibrancy is…
  • Strategic Approach Required to Reach the B2B Buying Center

    Kevin Lynch
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    By now, it’s a well-accepted concept that buyers have deep product knowledge and are well-versed in their potential benefits long before the formal sales process begins. And, there are lots of eyeballs looking at the pre-purchase data all wanting different degrees of detail and context. In fact, complex sales cycles in the B2B space involve a growing number of decision-makers, who collectively comprise the organization’s “buying center”. Understanding the organization’s overarching buying trigger and its unique spin for each person in the buying center is crucial for sales and…
  • Content Forensics: A Six Step Process

    Kathy Baughman
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    Great content roadmaps result from two things: customer obsession and organizational alignment. The first refers to the need to go beyond sectors and segments to deep knowledge of the customer and their needs, which is ever-changing and dynamic. The second is how you as an organization act on that information in an efficient and effective way and create simple processes to continuously learn and anticipate customer information needs. Lately, Forrester has been talking a lot about being “customer obsessed”. One of the main tenets is the power the customer has as a tech-enabled, highly…
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    Conversation Marketing from Portent, Inc: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

  • Guide to Personalized Search Results

    Ken Colborn
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    If you grew up watching Sesame Street like me, you might have heard this song: One of these things is not like the othersOne of these things just doesn’t belong,Can you tell which thing is not like the othersBy the time I finish my song? The search results that you see within your browser are not the same as the others, each person is seeing different results. This is because those magic elves that place links on Google’s results pages knows that not everyone is that same and they customize your search results to better fit your needs. These personalized searches are created by…
  • Social Media Apps That You Don’t Need (or Want), But Should Try Anyway

    Braxton Kellogg
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Sometimes when you’re a social media strategist (or, really, just a human with a smart phone or tablet), you get stuck in a routine that involves the same few social media mobile applications. Whether I’m on the bus or about to go to sleep, I find myself checking my three favorite apps: Facebook (I know, so cliché), Snapchat and Instagram. Occasionally I’ll check Twitter and Pinterest, but those are both less frequent (and also MAJOR time sucks). In an effort to become one of the cool kids, I have decided to test out some of the newest, most popular social mobile apps. While a couple…
  • Creative Process: Where Does All the Time Go?

    Jess Walker
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    In college, when we asked our teachers how to assign a price to our art, they would tell us to charge whatever it was worth to us. This answer was thoroughly infuriating because we wanted a ‘correct’ number. What’s the equation? Is each square inch of canvas (or wood, or paper) worth a certain amount? Does it matter how much paint is on it? Or what sort of paint it is? And the answer, of course, is both yes and no. You can calculate exactly how much it cost you to create this thing, but then you’ll still have to decide what your time is worth, and what the art is worth to you. And…
  • Unexpected Loss of Control: Google AdWords Exact Match Controversy

    Elizabeth Marsten
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Google AdWords’ recent announcement on the retirement of exact match in favor of the “close variant” default setting not only came as a bit of surprise to me, but definitely garnered the expected outrage from the PPC community, including petitions, Tweets and blog posts like this one. (Strangely enough, we seem to have avoided the obligatory Robin Williams anecdote in all of them.) I agree with my fellow search colleagues in the area of outrage, it’s just not acceptable what is being taken away in favor of a murkier, harder to control setting in terms of managing your keyword…
  • 20 Copywriting Disasters: Webinar Slides, Video

    Ian Lurie
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Last week I talked about the 20 biggest copywriting disasters I’ve suffered, and how to avoid them. Well, I never actually experienced some of the disasters I talked about — they were so over the top I don’t see how they even happened — but most of them come from painful, personal experience. Here are the slides and the video: I was going to post the transcript, but it was 10,000 words. If folks want it, you can find it here. The post 20 Copywriting Disasters: Webinar Slides, Video appeared first on Portent.
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    Spunke Business: Gloria Henderson

  • How to Organise Promotional Merchandise for Events

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Do you have a business you help advertise and profit from by taking it to certain events? Maybe you head to convention centres, bingo balls, bars, etc. When different events are being held and look to drum up new business or sell to your current customer base. Whatever the scenario, one key aspect of going well in this regard is ensuring you organize your promotional merchandise as best you can. Consider the following advice for doing so. Organize in Columns not Rows So take a look at our merchandise table. Your products should make up columns, not rows. By this I mean, you must organize your…
  • Getting Your Promotional Materials Ready for the Big Sale

    24 Aug 2014 | 11:11 pm
    The big sale is right around the corner. Before you know it, your store is going to be overfilled with an abundance of customers – ready and waiting to buy your products and send your sales figures through the roof. That is, at least, what you are hoping for and have taken the necessary steps to do just that. However, one of the things that you may have forgotten was to get some screen printed sales signs and other screen printed promotional materials, such as T-shirts. Why exactly do you need screen printing in the first place? Great T-Shirts for Walking Billboards Many business owners…
  • How Men Buy Good Quality Shoes for Women

    14 Aug 2014 | 11:24 pm
    If you’re a man looking to buy your special lady something she’ll love, there is no shortage of options out there. However, just about every lady out there has a soft spot for shoes. So if you want to be sure your present will make her smile, that’s a great place to start. Just be sure you know what you’re doing by reading the following first. Get a Sense for Her Style Most of us men like to think we know what our lady would like in terms of style. Then we try to buy them something involving fashion and find out how wrong we were. That’s never a fun situation to…
  • The History of Design

    5 Aug 2014 | 5:37 pm
    All of the designs that are created by experienced graphic designers for usage on everything from screen printed posters to embroidered t-shirts have been influenced in some way by the entire history of this art form. Technically, any type of art or building that has ever been made can be considered to be part of the history of design, but most people think specifically about the field of graphic design when this particular topic comes up. After all, graphic designers are the individuals who are creating stunning works of art that can be found on postcards, websites and even tote bags at an…
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    Email marketing consultant | Emailmonday

  • The Ultimate Marketing Automation statistics overview

    Jordie van Rijn
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    The field of Marketing Automation is growing at an astonishing rate. Looking for insight into the current state of Marketing Automation, the market and statistics on adoption and use, I compiled a list of all (useful) available statistics.Feel free to share these stats and use them how you like, but be sure to link back to this article, thank you.  Jump to section: last updated: Sep 2014 1. Adoption and MarketGrowth of Marketing Automation 2. Benefits and Results of Marketing Automation 3. Top Reasons for purchasing Marketing Automation 4. Use of Marketing Automation1. ADOPTION and…
  • Making the most out of Dynamic Email Marketing

    Jordie van Rijn
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    Email marketing is far past being a static channel, real-time dynamic emails are adding the competitive edge today. A lot of companies continue to send static email marketing newsletters, these have their merits, but there is a lot more to be gained with strong dynamic email.The possibilities that dynamic email marketing offers for 1:1 tailored messages are almost endless.With the right choice of marketing automation or email marketing software and using the right techniques, everybody is able to send very dynamic email. These days there are no excuses left for only sending “stale…
  • Dela Quist: We don’t hate Facebook nearly enough

    Jordie van Rijn
    8 Jun 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Dela Quist is a well-known name in the international email marketing industry. With controversial views, he makes marketers think and that is always a good thing.Dela will be presenting his keynote “What is next for email marketers” at the DDMA email summit in June, where I will also be presenting later on that day. A great excuse to talk with him about email, social and marketing automation.Jordie: Social Media has been taking up quite a bit of the average marketers mind. Instead of asking why companies should integrate, holistically view and omni-channel everything, I’d like to know;…
  • These Trends show the Future and Evolution of Email Marketing

    Jordie van Rijn
    10 May 2014 | 12:15 am
    In the quickly-evolving world a lot has changed in the way brands and consumers communicate. Email marketing is known to be a trusted and versatile marketing channel.What will the future for marketers that use the email channel? We can already spot the trends that hold the key to the evolution of email marketing. The future of email marketing and the email marketing eco systemWhat can we expect to see in the Future of email marketing? A panel of email marketing experts share their thoughts about the trends in email marketing software eco-system and ESP functions. These include predictive…
  • The tease Factor: How to optimize your email marketing for engagement

    Jordie van Rijn
    6 May 2014 | 12:46 am
    Customers are pretty picky on where they squander their precious time and attention. So imagine how great it is if you are the only one in your industry that does get that attention and can increase engagement with your audience over your competitors.It is definitely possible, but requires to rise above the common superficial online marketing push (not the same as push marketing).The flywheel effect of your customers’ filter frenzyFiltering of messages is nothing new, people have done this manually for years. But through the changes in the marketing landscape (mobile, social, search, the…
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    Starmark | Integrated Marketing Communications » eTips

  • Using Twitter for PR Outreach

    Roberto Renteria
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    Part of Public Relations Outreach (PR Outreach) is being proactive when someone talks about your brand online. To stand out from the clutter, savvy communicators know they also need to incorporate social media into their media relations and pitching efforts. Generally speaking, Twitter  can be a great place to pitch journalists who are often very engaged with [...]
  • Is Your Business Mobile Ready?

    Roberto Renteria
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    It’s no secret that the World Wide Web has gone mobile! Do you remember the days when having a website was paramount, and it was the only thing we needed to worry about besides managing the day-to-day operations of our businesses? Bill Gates wasn’t kidding when he said, “If your business is not on the [...]
  • Using Vine for Marketing

    Roberto Renteria
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    With video becoming more accessible via SmartPhone and other mobile devices, its popularity has increased exponentially. A Cisco report suggested that video will account for 69 percent of all consumer internet traffic by 2017. A report from Social Media Examiner found 76 percent of marketers expect video to be an integral part of their strategic [...]
  • Is SoLoMo part of your integrated marketing strategy?

    Roberto Renteria
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Our reliance on mobile devices continues to grow at a fast-paced trajectory because of the convenience, simplicity and connectivity they provide. Innovative apps, advanced social media and more powerful mobile devices are set to transform every aspect of our daily lives – how we shop, how merchants sell and how advertisers reach their target audience. [...]
  • Facebook limits Auto-Posters

    26 Jun 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Facebook is up to its antics once again with another algorithm update. Until recently, Facebook shared both explicit and implicit content equally meaning all updates regardless if they were initiated by users or triggered automatically within any number of apps. But times change and so must we as Facebook improves the process of distilling the [...]
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    Online Marketing Strategy for Entrepreneurs | Denise Wakeman

  • How to Sell with Intention to Create More Results | Conversation with Tanja Parsley

    Denise Wakeman
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    In this episode of Conversations with Experts, I welcome Tanja Parsley  of Partners in Performance. Tanja and her associates specialize in behavioral change that is aligned with business goals and work with corporate sales executives, business owners and their sales teams to improve their sales and business results.  In our 30 minute conversation we discussed the sales process Tanja has developed to help entrepreneurs, business owners and sales professionals, get better results by applying her intentional selling system.During the Hangout, Tanja and I discussed how to sell with intention,…
  • 11 Reasons Why I Love Google Plus (and why you will too!)

    Denise Wakeman
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    I’m making an assumption that after you read this post, if you’re not already enamored with Google+, you’ll be inspired to get on board and explore how the social network can boost your visibility and your business. You may already know I’m a self-confessed Google FanGirl. I’ve been shouting from the virtual roof tops about how great Google+ is for more than two years…on webinars, in Hangouts and at speaking gigs. I’ve taught classes and work with private clients to get them up and running on Google+ with a strategic plan.  Yet, I’m still…
  • How to Use Podcasting to Build Your Visibility | Adventures in Visibility with Ellen Britt

    Denise Wakeman
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    Podcasting is new again! Everyday I hear about from a colleague that they have started a podcast and are looking for guests to interview. Why should you start a podcast? How can a podcast help you build your visibility and business? That’s what Ellen Britt and I talk about during this Adventure in Visibility.On the Hangout Ellen and I discuss: Why Ellen decided to add podcasting to her marketing and why you should too What you need to do before your start a podcast The reason you have much less podcasting competition that you might think What Apple’s new operating system coming this…
  • How to Increase Instagram Engagement by 182% [#infographic]

    Denise Wakeman
    2 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Have you jumped on the Instagram bandwagon? Not sure how it applies to you and your business? Take a look at the stats in the infographic below and you may find yourself thinking “how can I use Instagram now to boost the visibility of my business?!” Here are some photo ideas for you: People – colleagues, customers, clients, vendors Places – conferences, workshops, business meetings, landscapes, weekend outings (pop in something personal every once in awhile to give your followers a behind the scenes look at who you are) Things – products, tools you use, tools you…
  • How to Exceed Your Crowdfunding Goals | Adventures in Visibility with Ryan Hanley

    Denise Wakeman
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    If you’re an author or entrepreneur and want to self-publish a book, there are a lot of options. If you’ve considered crowdfunding to raise the money via pre-orders to get your book published you probably know it requires a sustained commitment. In this episode of Adventures In Visibility I welcome Ryan Hanley, President of Hanley Media Lab to share how he raised over $10,000 in 21 days to so he could self-publish his first book.  On the Hangout Ryan and I discuss: Why Ryan chose to crowdfund his book The crowdfunding platform Ryan chose and why The 3 Steps to successfully…
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    Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan & Brand Storyteller

  • Make Your Own Infographic: 5 Tools to Consider

    Omar Kattan
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Today, infographics have become an important part of content marketing. You can see many freelance bloggers and professional businesses promoting their websites, products, and services through infographics. Infographics are slowly replacing guest blog posts as a way of content marketing. There are several advantages to this type of content marketing. For instance, since an infographic [...] Make Your Own Infographic: 5 Tools to Consider is a post from: Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan & Brand Storyteller The post Make Your Own Infographic: 5 Tools to Consider appeared first on Omar Kattan -…
  • Google’s HTTPS / SSL SEO Update – My Curated View

    Omar Kattan
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Unless you’ve been hiding under a proverbial rock, you’ve probably heard by now about Google’s new and unsurprising move to provide a boost to websites utilising https urls and ssl certificates. This is what they said about the update on their blog… “For now, it’s only a very lightweight signal … But over time, we [...] Google’s HTTPS / SSL SEO Update – My Curated View is a post from: Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan & Brand Storyteller The post Google’s HTTPS / SSL SEO Update – My Curated View appeared first on Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan…
  • Thoughts on Content Curation [Curated]

    Omar Kattan
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Content Marketing has become an essential discipline in digital marketing and overall brand communication.  Like it or not, it is here to stay and will be for a long time. As traditional media channels lose their audiences to online digital ones, the need for your brand to be publishing and marketing content will continue to [...] Thoughts on Content Curation [Curated] is a post from: Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan & Brand Storyteller The post Thoughts on Content Curation [Curated] appeared first on Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan & Brand Storyteller.
  • Marketers: Think Like Storytellers

    Omar Kattan
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Writing is a craft. Be it in fiction or in a business context, words are your raw material. A story, fiction or otherwise is shaped by plot and characters. It seems a simple enough process. So why does the finished story so often lack the vision you started with? Why don’t the words flow together [...] Marketers: Think Like Storytellers is a post from: Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan & Brand Storyteller The post Marketers: Think Like Storytellers appeared first on Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan & Brand Storyteller.
  • My Slides From TRA SMM Presentation – Dubai – June 4th

    Omar Kattan
    5 Jun 2014 | 3:05 pm
    On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of running an eBiz Connect social media marketing workshop in Dubai. The event was organized and hosted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) at their premises in Al Waheeda street. Attendance was high and I was thoroughly impressed with the Dubai Government’s ongoing initiatives to encourage business to adopt new age brand communication strategies. I [...] My Slides From TRA SMM Presentation – Dubai – June 4th is a post from: Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan & Brand Storyteller The post My Slides From TRA SMM Presentation…
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    E-Marketing Associates - Online Marketing Products for Independent Hotels » Blog

  • The Guest Experience: Convergence of Big Data & Personalization in Hospitality

    Aileen Hoang
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Big Data may be an anomaly for most hoteliers, but one thing is certainly clear: the amount of valuable information obtained from Big Data can be used to deliver an improved and personalized guest experience. Hoteliers are able to use Big Data analytics to uncover what offerings help to influence and maintain guest loyalty to a hotel. By using this information, hoteliers can develop customer-centric strategies that may fortunately draw in more business. Providing a superior guest experience can ultimately lead to an increased amount of repeat business and even additional business through…
  • Understanding the Complexity of the Booking Journey

    Melody Ciria
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Understanding the path to booking for most traveler shoppers can be very complex especially when it comes to different devices.  The path to booking will vary depending on the device a traveler is using and which search engines, OTA or meta search sites they are searching from.  It is imperative that hoteliers be aware that consumer behavior shifts from one device to another and from one site to another.  In today’s technology driven world, the path to purchase for consumers is no longer straight-forward rather it takes on  different stages.  Travel shoppers are not merely searching…
  • Choosing a Twitter Cover Photo for your Hotel

    Arielle Sanchez
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Earlier this year, Twitter updated the look and feel of user profiles. In order to cater to users’ love of images, cover and profile photos are now larger and more prominent than they were previously. This means that generally, sizes of both photos must be adjusted to fit the new dimensions. In addition, background images are no longer visible to your followers, though you can still catch a glimpse of what you had previously uploaded on the Home, Notifications, and # Discover pages. The larger images are great for hotels, who are able to showcase high quality photos of their property.
  • Convenience is Key with NFC, But is it Right For You?

    Joshua Meehan
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    Every year the hospitality industry gets together to talk about technology and its impact on the industry at HITECH. This trade show highlights the newest technology solutions for hotels, and recently some new room locks have been designed to allow guests to use their cell phone as a key. These locks utilize a form of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology called NFC (Near Field Communication) that allows devices to connect when they touch. Most modern cell phones are equipped with this feature, but few people are actually using it In an attempt to pioneer this technology, Hilton…
  • Hot in Hospitality: The Top 5 Travel Trends for Summer 2014

    Aileen Hoang
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Summer days are here again, meaning that travel is going to be one of the hottest things to do this season. With the demands of today’s travelers soaring high, hoteliers best prepare themselves by acknowledging and acting upon the top travel trends for the summer season in 2014. Are you already aware of several travel trends and using them to your advantage to help your hotel increase business? Let’s take a look and find out for yourself:  1. Embrace the Worldwide Phenomenon of Free Wi-Fi The issue of free Wi-Fi has finally begun to stir up a lot more movement in the hospitality…
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    RocketMill » Blog

  • Do I Want A Link From This Site?

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    Digital Marketing Agency RocketMillLinks make the Google world go round – but it’s not just a case of more = better. Quality is the most important consideration when evaluating potential link prospects.So how do you know if you want a link from this site or not?Metrics (Page Authority/Domain Authority)Easily accessible through the Moz Bar browser attachment, Metrics are your straight forward, quick and dirty page analysis tool. If you’re intending to sit down and further analyse a page, I believe these to be of little to no value, but as a top level overview –…
  • Google’s Revenue Increases: The Inception of Exception & Deception

    Spike Patching
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:45 am
    Digital Marketing Agency RocketMillWhen I think about Google three things spring straight to mind. These are things that Google has carved into the brains of its user’s over many years:FANTASTIC USER EXPERIENCE.INNOVATIVE SEARCH TECHNOLOGY.EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH QUALITY SEARCH RESULTS.A 2013 article by Forbes states that “Google Posts 36% Revenue Increase YoYGoogle seems to ALWAYS be pushing organic search to be “better”, “cleaner”, “more valuable to users” – I mean this is what makes them the best search engine in the world, right?It was the morals of Google’s founders around…
  • Front End London July 2014

    Charlotte Jackson
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    Digital Marketing Agency RocketMillLast week I attended Front End London, a monthly meet-up organised and hosted by Made by Many in Angel. Their impressive, trendy office provides the perfect venue for chatting to fellow front-enders, enjoying some free beer and pizza, and learning a few things from the speakers.  So, with a beer in one hand and a pen in the other, I eagerly took notes so I could share the event with those who missed out on tickets.Speakers at this months Front End London, included Jonas Ohlsson demonstrating how to automate faster page rendering, followed by Paul…
  • How I Made My Link Removal Process 5x Faster

    Alex Sebuliba
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:06 am
    Digital Marketing Agency RocketMillIf you are unlucky enough to be faced with the mundane soul-destroying task that is link removal, fear not! For I have found the remedy.At RocketMill, we spent quite some time looking into ways in which we can make the process of link removal as efficient as possible. Our solution was CognitiveSEO. Thanks to some of the features of  CognitiveSEO, I no longer hate link removal and I am able to classify links and domains in a fraction of the time it would usually take when doing this manually. Previously, I would get through 500-600 domains in a day using a…
  • Google Mobile Insights 2014

    Kate Watts
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    Digital Marketing Agency RocketMillGoogle Agency Partners Mobile Insights Having just returned to the office from Google HQ in London, I thought I’d let you into some of the Mobile Insights I gained today!RocketMill were one of a handful of Google Partner Agencies who were invited to Google today  for a workshop on Mobile Advertising Insights.Let me start by saying that the welcome pack was awesome – as usual. I’m not sure what one of the gifts actually is, but I’m sure it’s cool and I’m bound to need it at some point in the future!So after stuffing my…
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    The Conversion Scientist Podcast

  • Speaking of Wealth Interview: 6 Big Takeaways on Designing for Conversion

    Todd Bonner
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    On July 29, 2014, Brian sat down with Jason Hartman, host of the Speaking of Wealth show, to discuss his overall approach to tackling the most important pieces of the online marketing puzzle.  He keys in on some crucial points that all online marketers should pay attention to as you are designing for conversion. Podcast: Download (Duration: 21:39 — 39.8MB) Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoyed this, please leave a review on iTunes! Here are the key takeaways from the interview, but you should listen to the full 21-minute podcast as well in order to glean all of that “scientific…
  • 2 Questions for the Statistically Significant Marketer Part 2 [Audio]

    Brian Massey, The Conversion Scientist
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    Questions can be powerful things, if the questions are good and are leading us in the right direction (normally this means toward better results).  When the questions are about the statistical significance of your marketing results, you’ve got a winning combination that will really take you places. So, what are a couple of good questions that you can use to help you become statistically significant as a digital marketer?  Brian introduces a couple of doozies in How to be a Statistically Significant Marketer (Part 2) on Marketing Land: Question 1: Are the results I’m seeing from my…
  • Become a Statistically Significant Marketer. [AUDIO]

    Brian Massey, The Conversion Scientist
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Statistical significance: It’s not just for impressing your date anymore. If you’re involved with an online business, you draw conclusions from things you’ve learned on a weekly basis. When you say, “We tried that. It didn’t work,” you are claiming to be able to predict the future based on something you did in the past. When you say, “We stopped sending email because our list got tired of us,” you are saying that the tea leaves of your email list say you should stop sending email. Often, such statements stop progress. One way to keep from…
  • You Are What You Wear: Why Conversion Scientists Wear a Lab Coat

    Brian Massey, The Conversion Scientist
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
    Why do superheroes wear costumes when a simple mask would suffice? What is behind the legend of the “Power Tie?” Why do Conversion Scientists wear a lab coat? This is one of the questions I answer in my interview with Roger Dooley for the Brainfluence Podcast. Roger is one smart cookie, and our conversation flows to a number of interesting topics. What is a Conversion Scientist? Earning the trust of your potential customers. The counter-intuitive way to generate more telephone calls. Why we spend too much time telling people what we offer and not enough time on their needs. Why Brian says…
  • Use These Surprising Web Tactics to Get More Phone Leads

    Brian Massey, The Conversion Scientist
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    For many of our clients, phone calls are far more valuable to the business than a completed form. You should prioritize phone calls when: 1. You have a competent team answering calls. By “competent,” I mean they close phone leads at a relatively high rate. 2. You have trouble connecting with qualified customers by email or phone when they fill out a form on your site. 3. The profit from a sale is significantly higher than the cost of answering the phone. If this sounds like your business, then you should listen to our interview with Tim Paige of Lead Pages. You get two scientists…
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    SEO Inc Blog

  • PPC Management: 10 Tips to a Better Landing Page

    Cari Bacon
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Let’s talk landing pages. Landing pages are the first impression potential clients and customers get of a business when they click through from paid media / PPC search engine results. Given it’s the introduction of your brand to new customers, and you only have one chance at a first impression, you better make your landing page one heck of an experience. Sometimes small changes can make the biggest impact on your conversion rates.  So to help you deliver the best first impression to your new customers and clients, we’re offering up 10 tips to help you develop better landing pages.
  • SEO News: Google Authorship is Dead

    Eric Seal
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    The ever-changing machine that is Google has changed another feature in its quest to make a smoother user experience. On the chopping block this time? Google authorship. As of yesterday, Google authorship tags no longer show up in search results. Most likely you’ve seen the authorship tag when looking something up on Google. It is – was – the tag beneath an article’s title that showed you who had written it. Clicking the tag could lead you to the author’s Google profile, showing you all everything else the same author had written and linked to. And now it’s gone. Google’s…
  • SEO and PPC Services for the Holiday Season: On Getting Started Now Before It’s Too Late

    SEO Inc
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    ATTN: All e-commerce and online business shop owners! Who wants to make more money this holiday shopping season off of their website? Who wants to be an industry leader and rank higher on major search engines for their money keywords? Who wants to strategically and effectively beat out their competition and be the go-to for customers’ online shopping needs this year and for years to come? You should have answered yes to any/all of these seeing as how you own (or work for) an online business. Now let’s get serious and nail down your SEO strategy for the upcoming holiday shopping season…
  • 5-Step SEO Services: Polishing Your Rough Blog Ideas into Shiny Content

    Eric Seal
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Writing a blog is a lot like mining for gold: Your hope is that you’ll dig deep into the hearts of your readers and strike it rich. But before you can shout “Eureka!” – exulting in your newfound customers – you’ll need to separate the gold from the grit. You have to make sure your blog is not only effective but exceptional. But where do you find the time for such an undertaking? Sure, writing a blog – along with other SEO services – can help your business, but you’ve got a full plate as it is. Where. Do. You. Find. The. Time?? Well, that’s what we’re here for. Our SEO…
  • [Infographic] Keyword Research: The Basics

    Will Price
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you look it up, a “keyword” is quite literally a word that is a key. (Talk about the literal meaning of compound words. Thanks, grade school teachers.) Now, if you take this definition of “keyword” and apply it to your SEO strategy, you will understand 100% why keywords are of the utmost importance to your website. Think of a keyword as, well, an actual key. So you give this keyword to a friend of yours and tell him to find your house. Your house is on Google St. which contains only a billion+ other houses, but this keyword will unlock the one house on the block…
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    Rand Group

  • Sage: A Review of its Overall (Economic) Position

    Ron Rand
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    A financial and organizational review of Sage and its position in the business software marketplace. Continue Reading — The post Sage: A Review of its Overall (Economic) Position appeared first on Rand Group.
  • Who Moved Your Cheese? How New Accounting Standards Have Changed How Your Business Measures Revenue

    Eric Khan
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    A new standard will eliminate the transaction and industry-specific revenue recognition guidance under current U.S. GAAP. Here's what you need to know for your business. Continue Reading — The post Who Moved Your Cheese? How New Accounting Standards Have Changed How Your Business Measures Revenue appeared first on Rand Group.
  • Dynamics GP 2013 R2 – Top 5 New Features

    Carlos Juarbe
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    A look at the 'Top 5' most exciting new features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2, according to Carlos Juarbe at Rand Group. Continue Reading — The post Dynamics GP 2013 R2 – Top 5 New Features appeared first on Rand Group.
  • Infor Global Solutions: A Review of its Overall (Economic) Position

    Ron Rand
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:47 am
    In this installment of my new six part series, I review the economic position of software vendor Infor Global Solutions, Inc. Continue Reading — The post Infor Global Solutions: A Review of its Overall (Economic) Position appeared first on Rand Group.
  • How to Develop Successful Corporate Training Programs – Part III

    Eric Khan
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:37 am
    In Part 3 of this 3 part series, VP of Operations & Finance, Eric Khan outlines what you need to do to successfully implement a successful company wide training program within your organization. Continue Reading — The post How to Develop Successful Corporate Training Programs – Part III appeared first on Rand Group.
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    Internet Marketing & Design Blog – Blogaholic | Webaholic

  • 8 Common Responsive Web Design Myths Busted

    Sourav Saha
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:36 am
    We all know how responsive designs have benefited us! The impact is such that some clients have started refusing to pay if their transaction is held up for extra time. Whenever something new comes up, myths about that get generated. It’s in human nature to create rumors so as to affect the common people. Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression. ~ Barbra Streisand These misconceptions can be one of the biggest barriers while planning, scoping, estimating, and executing your next responsive project. So, here is our effort to bust 8 common responsive web design myths: #1:…
  • Does Responsive Web Design Convert Better?

    Sourav Saha
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Nowadays mobile usage has hit the roof. Modern mobile phones such as smart phones and tablets have taken the place of desktops. These smartphones bring a lot of stuffs that one would love to have. Accessing social media to browsing internet, everything has become easy, thanks to these smartphones. Google, the web search giant (according to Google, it has the total 67 percent search market in 2013) has declared that, it has a preference of using responsive web design as the mobile configuration. A recent study shows that, many big businesses have not yet chosen this trend for some reasons. To…
  • How Big Businesses Use Colors To Affect Your Emotions [Infographic]

    Sourav Saha
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Have you ever thought how big brands create their logos to make you fall in love with their brand? Or make their logos instantly recognisable? Well, it turns out that logos and brand’s theme color have always a bigger impact on customers and as well as employees. Colors trigger emotions and they are even able to change or mould your emotions. Colors are able to invoke happiness, joy, peace, curiosity, anger, sadness, excitement in viewers mind. How? Red signifies active, yellow means energetic, blue is reliable, green is nature, etc.  So, it is indeed a very powerful Call-To-Action that…
  • 26 Things To Consider Before Developing A Brand New Website

    Sourav Saha
    12 May 2014 | 6:27 am
    If you are just getting started with your new website design then you must be excited. Along with the excitement you must not forget the simplest questions before starting a brand new website – What i’s the purposes and objectives? Is it going to be a business related site or a site for leisure or a blog? Once you have figured that out then you will need to scratch your head for choosing a good domain name. Yes, that is right, the most important thing you should think about your website is actually its name. The name should be easy to remember and must also be catchy, that way your…
  • How Many Social Sharing Buttons You Should Have?

    Sourav Saha
    2 May 2014 | 12:41 pm
    When it comes to generate free advertising, social sharing buttons are no doubt one of the best ways to spread the words out via different social media channels. Many internet marketers will suggest you to add social sharing buttons to increase traffic. They might also agree that it will work as an element of social proof but not everyone agrees on how many social sharing buttons you should have. Though social sharing buttons helps you to generate tons of traffic but it’s not always good for user experience. Each social sharing button uses a piece of JavaScript code to make calls back and…
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    Search Engine Marketing Blog | Silverback Strategies

  • 5 Characteristics of a PPC Expert: Manage Your PPC Account Like a Professional
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    For the upcoming day off from labor, embody these traits and you could add a job title to your resume over the short holiday: PPC Manager. 1. Patient – A lot of our clients are very conversion and transaction-sensitive, and rightfully so, with their business being their main source of income. The highs can be euphoric, but the lows can be excruciating. However, it’s important to stay the course when launching new initiatives or making changes to an account. When you make any changes to a campaign like testing new ads, trying a new landing page, or launching new keywords, you simply need…
  • Bing Ads Working To Improve User Experience
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    Bing has been working hard this summer/year to come out with developments in their Bing Ads interface. This article will take you through some of the changes and what to expect next. Visual Improvements: The first change you may notice is that Bing Ads has developed a cleaner look. The more distinct contrast in colors helps to enhance an account's readability and visibility. Auto-Tagging: Finally! Now you can add auto-tags to your ads’ destination URLs in your account settings. To set it up, you can choose to UTM tags either “Replace all existing tags” or “Keep my existing tags and…
  • Google Releases Website Phone Call Tracking In AdWords: Website Call Conversions
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    On Monday, Google announced its release of website call conversions. They are expanding their tracking capabilities to identify and measure calls from your website after someone clicks on your ad. Previously, businesses that wanted to track PPC calls from their website had to find outside sources to generate call tracking solutions. We were able to test out this new tool (the first conversion shown below) and we are finding it very useful.    But, before you consider switching, let’s go over some pros and cons.              …
  • Meet the New Exact Match and Phrase Match Keywords
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Last week, Google announced that they are changing the settings for exact match keywords and phrase match keywords. Since 2012, advertisers were able to choose if they wanted to include close variant keywords in their search results. Now, advertisers will not have this choice. In late September, close variant matching will be applied to all exact match and phrase match keywords within a Google AdWords account. The screenshot above is the current keyword matching options. In a month or so, advertisers wil no longer be able to exclude close variants.  What does this really mean?
  • The Pigeon Update and How it Affects Your Local Business
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
      What is the Pigeon Update? On July 24, 2014, the search engine giant shook the local SEO world with an update that dramatically modified some local results and how they handle and interpret local signals. Coined, the “Pigeon” update by Search Engine Land, it aims at improving distance and location parameters on local search results to improve overall relevancy. Pigeon actually focuses on ease of choice for users by limiting the number of choices available in the Google Local search results while providing those users with expanded options through the local directory results that…
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    Attacat of Edinburgh » Brain

  • AdWords Account Structure: Part 1

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    I was going to start off this blog post with a really introspective quote about order and chaos by Henry Adams and then expound for a few thousand words on the eternal struggle in executing ideal account structure ideologies. Don’t worry, I’ve decided against that route; mostly because I realised I was only tempted to do this due to the “rain” themed playlist I had on and it was making me feel a bit…lugubrious. Ok, now that’s out of the way, let’s dive in; Wet, Wet, Wet is on and I’m feeling much more chipper. I’m still going to walk you through account structure (yes, it…
  • 5 reasons why you absolutely must be collecting email addresses

    Attacat Joel
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:21 am
    Collecting email addresses, and more importantly segmenting email addresses, should in all likelihood be one of your primary goals as a business operator. But “Why?” you ask, “Why must I spend all this time sorting email addresses when, as a human, I am naturally lazy?” 1. They’re already your customers You could have thousands of customers, sitting there twiddling their thumbs effectively waiting for you to sell them things. If you’ve got their email you can keep in front of their eyes and in the front of their mind, offering them products or services…
  • PPC For Small Businesses: Perception Vs Reality

    Andrew Morgan
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    To get noticed and compete today in any industry, it is necessary to have a strong presence on-line. For small businesses this can sometimes be daunting on where to start. They have a website, but how to they get people to take a look? About Me… Being fairly new to Attacat and the world of PPC marketing, I thought I would be an ideal candidate to provide an insight into PPC from both sides of the coin: from the side of someone with a small start-up business dipping the toe in the water of PPC and from the inside reality of what a good internet marketing agency can offer to a company…
  • Charlie’s Quick Fire Reading List #6: Quality Score Cats & Natives

    Charlotte Hardy
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    The latest series in my Quick Fire Reading List has got a heavy PPC feel to it and you know what, you’re gonna love it. Branco Adpauser This truly is the sweetest, most beautiful music to any PPC Account Manager’s ears, an AdWords script that automatically pauses your ads if your site goes down. Better still, it also re-enables your ads when your site comes back online. As with most things, problems usually occur when you’re not expecting them, for example your site going down overnight or at the weekend when you’re not directly monitoring it. What could be worse than…
  • Month In Numbers: July 2014

    Charlotte Hardy
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    It’s been a hot month for numbers in July, and by hot, I mean HOT! Our little home city of Edinburgh has had some scorching temperatures in July and this means everyone is happy. Vitamin D levels are on the rise which in turn means the office is looking less like a zombie cave and more like a vampire cave. Here are some hot numbers from July! 25% Mobile usage as a percentage of total worldwide web usage reached 25% in May 2014 – that’s up 14% from May 2013 and just 5 years ago mobile usage was at about 1% of overall web usage. 50% Approximately 50% of all of the bookings in…
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    Digital Brand Makeover - Dallas Social Media Marketing

  • What You Don’t Know About Your Website

    Travis Matheny
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    You may think that your website is nothing more than pictures and info about your products or company, but from the moment your visitor shows up, your website is using multiple factors to communicate one of two powerful messages: buy or don’t buy. Your website is designed to do something specific. It is made to get your visitors to embrace a certain message or to take a certain action. That’s why your website needs to look good at first glance because it says a lot about who you are and what your brand is about. As they say, “first impressions last.” People see your website as their…
  • The Power of Google Apps for Small Business

    April Sunshine Hawkins
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Small Businesses need technology now-a-days to market, keep in touch with customers and to organize and make transactions. Since you are handling a small business you would definitely want something that will be low-priced and effective. The search engine giant Google has just the right apps for you to use. Gmail Gmail can store up to 25 gigabytes of storage and it has a lot of functions that makes it easier and convenient for every small business owner. Gmail conversations are “threaded”, this means that all messages with the same topic are grouped in one “thread” so it will be easy…
  • Going Viral

    Travis Matheny
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    A fantastic new infographic from LA based Griffen media has just come out with amazing new insight into how to get your content go viral. The standard stuff that we have preached at DBrand for years is there. Things like catchy headlines and great images will always be paramount getting your stuff shared. But some new insights are also huge. Popular emotions and revisiting old content are great ideas to get your juices flowing and your next post exploding! Take some time and go through the infographic and see what you will use as your number 1 tip for your next viral post.  
  • Increasing your presence on Google +

    April Sunshine Hawkins
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:45 am
    There are a lot of reasons why small businesses need to make their presence known in google plus. To be more specific, there are 359 million reasons why they should. As of January 2013 Google plus has surpassed twitter with 359 million active users. Here are ways on how to grab people’s attention. 1. Let’s start with the basics and that would be your profile. Whatever posts or content that you display can actually be linked to a specific domain. A pleasant looking photo or preferably a headshot should be uploaded to make it even more personalized. Google also suggests for you to have a…
  • How do I get my stuff to go viral on Social Media?

    Travis Matheny
    9 Jun 2014 | 12:19 pm
    “I think that people just have this core desire to express who they are. And I think that’s always existed.” ~ Mark Zuckerberg Ahhh… the question all experts claim to have an answer to but no one actually does. Look, we all know that you need to be active in social media and post engaging content. However, your content might not get the attention that you want. You may think that the good content that you have will get shared but in reality it does not always get the results that you’re hoping for because there is no exact formula on how your content will become “viral”. But…
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    Digital Marketing Consultant

  • Spark a Real Conversation for Your Business on Twitter and Facebook

    John Danenbarger
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Whenever we write a post on Facebook or a tweet on Twitter, we hope to generate a reaction. Ideally, we’ll see lots of likes or retweets, plenty of comments or replies, and the kind of sharing that turns a piece of content viral and spreads the brand’s name across the Internet. At the very least, we want to see some sort of response — and, if we want organic Facebook reach to stretch beyond a tiny percentage of our page’s followers, we need that response. It doesn’t always happen. Part of the work of social selling is creating content, then checking the response to see which topics…
  • Twitter Users Talk Brands, But Mostly to Themselves

    John Danenbarger
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    By John Danenbarger, A study released earlier this year by Pew Research Center has good news and bad news for marketers active in social selling. The good news is that people are discussing brands frequently enough for researchers to see clear patterns in their conversations. The bad news is that when they discuss those brands, they’re mostly talking to themselves. The study, made in association with the Social Media Research Foundation, used NodeXL, an open-source template for graphing network data, to track Twitter conversations and portray them as a network map. The…
  • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… Three Wrenches to Unlock Social Selling

    John Danenbarger
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    By John Danenbarger, Open a toolbox and the contents can all look the same: a row of metal handles with different-sized heads at the end. But those differences are vital. Each wrench is meant for a different nut and a different bolt, and if you use the wrong tool for the wrong job, you won’t get the result you want. The same is true of social selling. Although social media platforms can look as similar as a set of wrenches, they have different marketing roles and each needs to be used in a different way. It’s not just the demographics of the platforms that differ —…
  • Facebook Tells Users to Unfollow Pages, Emphasizes Social Selling

    John Danenbarger
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    You might think that Facebook would want its members to follow Pages. You might think that the more Pages its members follow, the more valuable those followers will be to brands and the more brands will remain active on the site. So you would expect that Facebook would encourage members to hit that follow button as often as possible, then make it difficult for them to unfollow. In fact, the opposite appears to be happening. Some users have recently reported seeing a pop-up on Page posts in their news feeds, encouraging them to stop following the Page. It looks like this: That is not what the…
  • Sequenced Content Deliver Conversions On Facebook

    John Danenbarger
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    There’s an easy way to promote a brand on Facebook. There’s also a smart and effective way. The easy way, the method used by many social media managers, is to sit down on Monday morning and plan out the week’s posts. Each day will have slightly different content, a mixture of information and news, link posts and photo posts. The social media manager might look at the stats to see which time of day is the best to publish or which kinds of content have produced the most engagement in the past. And they may choose, too, to boost some of the posts to beat EdgeRank’s filtering system and…
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    The B2B Inbound Marketing Blog

  • Accelerate B2B Inbound Marketing Results With LinkedIn Sponsored Updates

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    It's no secret that LinkedIn is the go-to social selling network for B2B companies. With over 3 million users worldwide (100+ million in the US), LinkedIn is where professonals go to improve business operation - whether it be increasing sales, hiring better employees or increasing brand recognition. LinkedIn is also a natural fit for content marketing - with an audience of professionals seeking professional knowledge, subject matter experts have a great opportunity to enhance their reputations and generate business leads. For knowledge-based B2B businesses like professional services firms and…
  • 4 Smart Content Marketing Strategies for Professional Services Firms

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Content marketing is a double-edged sword. It's easy to create content and unlike old-school traditional marketing methods there are virtually no barriers to producing content.  Unfortunately, many companies rush to get on the content marketing bandwagon with little thought concerning strategy or long-term goals. This typically results in very low quality content that does not serve any particular purpose. This type of activity is less of a strategy and more of a wasted effort. Before you get carried away with content creation, determine what you hope to accomplish and ensure you are…
  • 3 Hacks to Integrate Inbound Marketing Into Your Sales Process

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Inbound marketing has taken its place as an increasingly important part of the sales process - but you can't take advantage of these techniques unless you understand when, where, and why they should be used. Here are three of the best hacks for integrating inbound marketing into your current sales process.
  • The Social Media Marketing ABCs That Will Grow Your Technology Company

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    Social networks are excellent places to develop a rapport with customers and increase your qualified leads. This is especially important for a technology company marketing plan, since a key element to building your brand is showing you are in tune with the latest technology. But the social media blogosphere is a big, loud, confusing place (sort of like New York City at rush hour during the Puerto Rican Day Parade), so how does one even begin to use social networking to grow their business? Here are the ABCs of social media marketing that will grow your technology company.
  • How to Create Email Marketing Campaigns That Get Results

    14 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Take a look at the twenty most recent messages your email inbox. Not the spam folder, but the main inbox – the one that's theoretically meant to house messages you actually want to read. How many of those first twenty have you opened, and how many will go forever un-clicked? How many fall into the “I'll read it later” category, and what usually happens when “later” arrives? More importantly, why do you choose to read one piece of email marketing, but not another? If you want your email marketing to stand out for the right reasons, these are important questions to…
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    Fearless Competitor

  • Advice for Job-Seekers – Go Beyond the Resume!

    Jeff Ogden
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Life used to be a lot simpler if you were looking for a job.  Just go to LinkedIn, apply for a job and your phone would ring to schedule an interview. Not anymore.  Companies are flooded with resumes and are looking for any excuse to throw some away – including yours and mine.  Despite the fact that I have a record number of LinkedIn endorsements (45) and a stellar resume – I received dozens of rejection notices.  That does not bode well for you. Here’s the secret to success today — your job search needs to go far beyond a resume.   How to do that – is the…
  • Labor Day

    Jeff Ogden
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers, the award-winning marketing expert, wishes a great holiday to you and your families. Tomorrow morning we have a great post for job seeking college grads. If you think filling out LinkedIn job listings and submitting resumes, you are missing something very important.  You do NOT want to miss this post tomorrow. Here are a few fact you can read before you are bombarded by retailers. Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and…
  • It’s Gameday, fans. This ND grad is pumped!

    Jeff Ogden
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Joe Montana From the Fall of 1977 to the Fall of 1981, I stood in the student section of the football stadium at the University of Notre Dame and 32 years later, I am a huge fan of my Fighting Irish football team. They play today vs. Rice, at 3:30PM Eastern Time on NBC. I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in May of 1982 with a degree in Marketing.  Marketing has changed a lot but I kept learning more and more. (And today I’m an award-winning marketing expert with over 6,000 Twitter foilowers.) I also returned in 2012 for my 30th reunion, which was a great experience!  The…
  • Step 4: Lead Scoring – What is it and what does it have to do with lead nurturing?

    Jeff Ogden
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Let’s say you’ve done all the earlier marketing steps: You hired a pro and developed buyer personas. (If you did, you are ahead of 98% of companies out there today.) You created content marketing – ebooks, white papers, videos, case studies, etc. You bought marketing automation and set up lead nurturing First, let me ask you to grade yourself on marketing: Take Our Poll Now there is one last question to answer: When a prospective customers visits our website and signs up for lead nurturing, how do we now when they are ready to buy and hand them to sales? The answer is lead…
  • Step 3: What you do when a visitor to your website is NOT ready to buy?

    Jeff Ogden
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    The answer: Lead Nurturing. Hey Tampa/St. Petersburg companies: Follow us on Twitter and Connect with Us on LinkedIn is NOT marketing! Set your FREE meeting with this award-winning marketing expert today at The definition of lead nurturing is sharing information of value to your prospective buyer, so that you earn his or her trust and when he or she is finally ready to buy, she turns to her preferred supplier – you! To get a nice education on the whole process, go to Find New Customers and download the FREE white paper, How to Find New Customers. A Chief…
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    Inbound Marketing Blog

  • Why is Better Than LinkedIn and 4 Features to Rave About

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Don’t get me wrong, I love LinkedIn. In fact, it’s my social channel of choice when it comes to networking, lead generation, and watching people do it wrong. But let me let you in on a little secret fellow marketers. Come in close, I want to make sure you hear me. It’s called, and it’s about to take the marketing world by storm. Brought to us by Dharmesh Shah and Rand Fishkin, has LinkedIn-esque elements. It is also different, it’s dedicated to the world of inbound marketing and technology. LinkedIn is a networking tool for all industries.
  • Inbound Marketing Highlights - Negative SEO and Personalized Emails

    Mike Rastiello and Roman Kniahynyckyj
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Have you been enjoying your long weekend? Well take the burgers off the grill and pop a beer it's time for Sunday's Inbound Marketing Highlights with Mike and Roman! Our articles this week: How to Determine if a Social Network Is Right for Your Brand Fortune 500 Blogging Down 3% This Year, First Drop In 7 Years  Negative SEO: Should You Be Worried? If Attacked, What Should You Do? 15 Free Content Marketing Tools To Make Your Life Easier Why Your Email Marketing Needs to Get Personal How to Determine if a Social Network Is Right for Your Brand - Simply Measured Should your…
  • You're Writing Blogs, But Are You Reading Them? [3 Reasons You Should]

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
    I never was a big reader. My mother fought and fought with me to get me to read as a child. As an adult I try to read, but I get bored with books halfway through and abandon them and never look back. But one thing I do read consistently (besides comic books that is) is my RSS feed. I love reading blogs. I end every day by opening my RSS reader on my phone and going through the day’s news. I subscribe to many blogs spanning multiple subjects. From comics, movies and TV, marketing, web trends, general interest blogs (like the great for example), photography,…
  • Prepping for #INBOUND14: An Inbound Approach to an Outbound Conference

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    It's that time of year again! School is back, the Houston Texans are getting ready for the Super Bowl, and there are only 3 weeks left until #INBOUND14. Where has summer gone!? In case you're new to our blog, or you're living under a rock, #INBOUND14 is HubSpot's yearly conference extravaganza. Held in Boston every year, it's the go-to-place for inbound marketers young and old. With keynote speakers, workshops, even concerts and happy hours, there's something for everyone. At LyntonWeb we look forward to attending every year. We take time to learn about what speakers will be attending, and…
  • Inbound Marketing Highlights - Ice Bucket Marketing and Comment Death

    Mike Rastiello and Roman Kniahynyckyj
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    Sunday, Sunday, Sunday marketing nation! Welcome to Sunday's Inbound Marketing Highlights with Mike and Roman. Is the calendar really saying next weekend is Labor Day Weekend? Time does fly when you're having fun or love what you do (or both).  Our articles this week:  Why the Ice Bucket Challenge Is a Watershed Moment for Facebook Comment sections are on their way out 7 social media psychology studies that will make your marketing smarter The anti-Facebook: one in four American neighborhoods are now using this private social network Google Webmaster Tools Just Got a Lot More…
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    The IMPACT Blog

  • Content Isn’t Converting? Try This

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    These days it seems like everyone has something to sell.  This makes motivating people to take action on what you have to offer harder than avoiding the beckoning cookie aisle when you're on a... (For the full post, please click the blog title link above.)
  • Inbound Marketing Trends: August 31, 2014

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Happy Sunday! Just like that, we've reached the close of another yet another month. While we're sad to see the summer dwindle down, we're not so sad about this 3 day weekend. Happy labor day (eve),... (For the full post, please click the blog title link above.)
  • How to Tell If It’s Time to Ditch Your Traditional Marketing Strategy

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you purchased a laundry detergent only to discover that it didn't clean your clothes, would you keep using it? What about toothpaste? You keep brushing, but you never get that clean feeling? Time... (For the full post, please click the blog title link above.)
  • The Actionable Advice You Need to Overcome These 3 Sales Challenges

    Rachel Clapp Miller
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    This post originally appeared on the Force Management Blog. To read more content like this, visit the blog here. Even the most experienced salespeople can find themselves in the middle of a... (For the full post, please click the blog title link above.)
  • 5 Pros On Clear, Concise, & Flat-Out Interesting Marketing Messaging

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    A simple solution to a complex problem. it a complex solution to a simple problem? Either way, developing clear messaging for your software solution – or really any product... (For the full post, please click the blog title link above.)
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    Tim Bonner Blog

  • How To Pack More Into Your Blogging Day

    Tim Bonner
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Being a stay at home dad, I often have to work on my blog and complete daily tasks in short bursts. It’s not always ideal but you get used to it. There are many ways that I’ve changed the way I work to increase productivity and make more of the time I can spend online. It’s not rocket science but it may give you some ideas too. Write Without Distraction […] The post How To Pack More Into Your Blogging Day appeared first on Tim Bonner Blog.
  • Akismet – Friend Or Foe?

    Tim Bonner
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’m in Akismet jail. I’m not sure when it started but I find myself unable to comment on any blogs that have it installed. Or at least, they’re dropping straight into the spam folder. I noticed this first a few weeks ago when I tried to leave a comment on one of David Risley’s posts at the Blog Marketing Academy. After submitting my comment the screen returned to the post […] The post Akismet – Friend Or Foe? appeared first on Tim Bonner Blog.
  • Blogging Communities: Are They Worth A Look?

    Tim Bonner
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    When it comes to promoting your blog posts, there’s a myriad of roads you could travel down – sharing on social media, commenting on blogs, repurposing content, influencer outreach to name but a few. On and off, I’ve also been tinkering with sharing stuff on blogging communities too. Have you tried doing that before? I’m talking about sites like Blog Engage, BizSugar and Blokube. I’m not convinced of their effectiveness but […] The post Blogging Communities: Are They Worth A Look? appeared first on Tim Bonner Blog.
  • CoSchedule Review: The Perfect Social Media Editorial Calendar?

    Tim Bonner
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’ve been using an editorial calendar for as long as I can remember. First using a spreadsheet then using a free plugin but now I’ve found an editorial calendar that integrates perfectly with social media. It’s called CoSchedule (aff link) and it’s a lightweight premium WordPress plugin. I remember reading about CoSchedule when it was in beta and thinking it would be ideal for me but that it may prove to […] The post CoSchedule Review: The Perfect Social Media Editorial Calendar? appeared first on Tim Bonner Blog.
  • I Changed Direction On Blog Comments… Hello Disqus!

    Tim Bonner
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    I remember asking around this time last year “Does Getting Blog Comments Matter?” and I came to the conclusion they mattered for creating and maintaining a sense of community on your blog. Getting blog comments also offers a certain level of social proof, or at least from a visitors point of view as they will be more likely to perceive the site to be a successful one. Over an extended period of […] The post I Changed Direction On Blog Comments… Hello Disqus! appeared first on Tim Bonner Blog.
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    Calloway Green

  • You’re not doing this one thing that can boost your blog visits by 934%

    Andy Calloway
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    …So it doesn’t really matter that Facebook is cracking down on it! Click-baiting. It’s fun, it’s a scourge, it’s what’s wrong with the net and Facebook today. Whatever your view it’s about to get the push from Facebook and to many this is about time. What is click-bait? You’ve probably seen links all over the web that give you an odd image together with an enticing headline and nothing else. The headline is usually enough to get you to click because it’s appealing to a part of your mind that just NEEDS to find out what it’s all…
  • What on earth is the “Yo” app and how can it possibly be used?

    Andy Calloway
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:14 am
    It’s not very often I get inspiration to write something while half watching Newsnight, but last night’s edition featured a new app that at first makes you think “what’s the point of that” and then when you cogitate on its potential, you begin to realise that they might actually be on to something here. You thought 140 characters in Twitter was restrictive? How about none? Yo is a new app created in eight hours by Or Arbel. It was launched April 1st this year (2014, archive fans) on Android and iOS and I reckon many at the time thought it was indeed a bit of a…
  • So, Panda 4 happened, what’s that all about?

    Andy Calloway
    2 Jun 2014 | 9:03 am
    Did you notice anything? There has been a huge disturbance in the force, by which I mean Google updated its algorithm again and people have been picking over the pieces to see what’s gone on. Here’s what we can ascertain thus far: It’s about content Content, content, content. Pretty tiring talking about it to be honest, but there you go. From what we can see, if you had a site that had a ton of really good content, then you did quite well out of Panda. If you had a site that was full of spam or scraped content, well, you ended up without good rankings or disappearing…
  • How telling stories enhances your content marketing

    Andy Calloway
    16 May 2014 | 3:06 am
    Marketers the world over have been extolling the virtues of storytelling as a method of getting brands firmly positioned within the minds of their potential customers for years. Now, as content marketing becomes the latest trend, telling stories is seen as the ideal way of telling people all about your business and many companies make it an absolute essential part of the digital efforts. Their DNA so to speak. But many people are confused about what it all means – just what is storytelling when used in this way? We all know that Lord of The Rings is a great story, but how does that map…
  • The Heartbleed bug and why it affects you…

    Andy Calloway
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last week, it’s likely that you’ll have heard about the latest and greatest problem to hit the Internet, Heartbleed. Sounds quite scary already eh? Well yeah, be scared, it’s a potential hole the size of which hasn’t been seen in years, if ever and it’s probably affected you and you don’t even know it. But what is it? Why should you even worry about it, surely it’s up to a lot of other geeks to sort out? Well, here’s why and unlike a lot of techno-heavy blogs and posts, I’m going to cut the technical mumbo jumbo and just give…
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    Blue Interactive Agency

  • 10 Tips to Choose a Hotel Marketing Agency

    Peter Brooke
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    The hotel marketing agency you hire will play a large role in the financial success of your business. With the proliferation of hotel marketing companies that has occurred in recent years, the market has become flooded with companies claiming results that they lack the expertise to deliver. How can you sort through the hype to find a marketing agency that will achieve the results you need? These 10 tips will help you to choose a hotel marketing agency with the experience and skill to get your desired results. References A sales pitch may be enticing, but it will not tell you some of the…
  • Net Neutrality and the OTAs

    Peter Brooke
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    Internet Network Hub Following the recent rants of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver on his comedy news show, I lamented that my dream of a perfect-equality, utopian internet could be corrupted by FCC rules which will allow ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to charge additional fees for preferential access to deliver online videos and other content at faster speeds. It occurred to me that this new paradigm would set up an inequitable online superhighway with a fast lane for travel industry partners with big bucks and a slow lane for everyone else. With the exception of large…
  • How a Hotel Executive Can Beat the OTA at Their Own Game

    Peter Brooke
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    As a hotel executive, maybe you attended Cornell or another prestigious hospitality school. You have really honed your skills over the years, paid your dues and worked your way up from housekeeping to the front desk and through the ranks to general manager or some other highly esteemed position. Hopefully, it’s been worth the hard work, long hours and working almost every vacation, only to be thanked with the usual Tuesday off, which you could enjoy with your friends, except they had regular jobs and couldn’t enjoy it with you. Now that you finally have a more stable schedule and some…
  • Data harvesting to win travel marketing in the future

    Peter Brooke
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    Johnny Depp’s new movie Transcendence about a sentient machine that combines infinite, collective intelligence with the full range of human emotions inspired me to contemplate the future of online travel marketing as it relates to data tracking. There hasn’t been a lot written about this subject. I think people in general poke their head in the sand, denying that anyone is actually watching them that closely and intently. However, data tracking is quickly changing online marketing, creating a new paradigm for reaching and interacting with people, and this includes the $1 trillion…
  • Going Mobile with Your Travel Marketing

    Peter Brooke
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:10 am
    As a hotel marketing expert, I foresee an alarming trend. I see a widening gap in the marketing success of the OTAs (online travel agencies) and traditional hotel operators. What’s driving this? Well, OTAs are hiring highly skilled digital professionals (who have moved the playing field and changed the rules) while those dusty hotel operators continue in their old routines of tired public relations campaigns, attending conferences, traditional media (print, television, radio), serving on tourism boards and hotel associations and stale networking. It’s not that these things are…
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    Vocus Blog

  • 3 Questions to Ask to Prepare Yourself for a PR Crisis

    Erin Feldman
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    If LEGO, the toy beloved by children and hated by parents’ feet, can become embroiled in a PR crisis, no brand is safe. The brand has a longstanding partnership with Shell, but its recent production of Shell-branded LEGOs has brought down Greenpeace’s wrath. LEGO responded to the environmental agency, but the response did little to alleviate concern or to clarify its stance on environmental issues. LEGO’s problem ostensibly stems from refusing to take a stand on the issue at play. The brand says it supports the environment, but its partnership with Shell casts the brand in an uncertain…
  • Algorithm Changes Are the Norm Thanks to Scammers and Spammers

    Geoff Livingston
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Facebook changed its algorithm last week again. As usual, you could see marketers and content creators complaining online in a variety of media forms. It’s amazing to see this phenomena happen every month or so, almost like clockwork. Facebook algorithm changes and tweaks are analagous to Google’s search algorithm changes. They seek to achieve the same thing, decrease spam and highlight more interesting content. We should expect these changes rather than become disturbed at what have become regular disruptions. Although people discuss Google algorithm changes, they seem to get…
  • 9 Things That You Must Consider in Your PR Plan

    Jim Dougherty
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    When I mention a PR plan, a basic concept probably comes to mind. It may start with an executive summary and follow with some combination of analysis, goals, identification of target audience, actions, tactics, messages and metrics. However you prepare your PR plans, there is always opportunity to make them better. What I want to share in this piece are nine best practice considerations from successful PR pros that you can use to improve your PR plan. You don’t have to do these, but these best practices may help to clarify and vet some aspects of your plan that you otherwise may have…
  • Social Media Updates: Click-Bait Removal, Lurkers and Insta-shopping

    Brian Conlin
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    Users constantly adopt new behaviors, preferences and technologies. Social networks play catch up, adding new features and making changes to the user experience. This creates new opportunities and challenges for PR and marketing pros. Because the updates roll out so quickly (and sometimes without much fanfare), it’s easy to miss the latest changes. Here’s a roundup of this week’s social media news and updates that may impact how you do social PR: Facebook News Feed click-baiting – Facebook wants to say adios to click-bait headlines, which they define as titles that encourage clicking…
  • 6 Questions to Answer Before You Measure PR

    Allen Mireles
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    You feel pressure to include data in your reports, right? You’re not alone. As PR professionals we’re expected, not unreasonably, to provide justification for our existence and include data in our project reports. However much of what we’ve been trained to focus on has changed, or is changing—and so are the methods of PR measurement. We’re under the gun to provide results these days and, more and more, to tie our work to bottom line business goals. According to PRSA, “measurement and evaluation are critical elements of every public relations practitioner’s professional…
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  • LinkedIn Personalities #InfoGraphic #Humor

    Kim Williams
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    LinkedIn Personalities – Do You Recognize These LinkedIn Personalities? The Obsessive Cross Poster – Every article written or shared gets posted to every group, never giving thought to the fact that people may share more than one group with them. BONUS: Change the title and share the same content multiple times in multiple groups. The [...]
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  • Event Marketing and the GROW Conference

    Derek Denholm
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:41 pm
    The GROW Conference in Whistler is coming up on 20-22 August and for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and technology pioneers here in Vancouver and from out of town, it looks to be the event of the summer. Like most entrepreneurs, I often wish I had a bit more time to meet smart movers and shakers and learn new tricks at events like this. From blockbusters we all know like Google, Yahoo and Facebook to up-and-coming stars like Jawbone, Lockitron, Misfit Wearables and more, it looks like all the big players will be gathering at this who’s who of the future of innovation and business. How…
  • How Social Media Helped a Clothing Company Get Real Customers

    Derek Denholm
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Even after so many success stories for companies using social media to build brand and get more customers, some companies are still skeptical. Sure, Coca Cola and Old Spice can create amazing campaigns garnering millions of “Likes” and impressive boosts in sales. But what about the small to medium-sized business that doesn’t have a million dollar creative budget with a dozen well-paid brand ambassadors to get the word out? Small companies and even startups can still compete, but they do have to get creative with their engagement. In just a few months, Karma Collective built its business…
  • A Winning Fast-Growth Digital Strategy for a Turf Farm

    Derek Denholm
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Think a modern marketing campaign is only really appropriate for certain kinds of clients? Think again. Digital strategy, SEO content marketing, social advertising and other elements of our online marketing services can work for pretty much any kind of company. We know it’s true because we’ve seen it work with clients from so many sectors, from entertainment vendors to non-profits, mobile app makers and restaurants. Our latest client? A grass turf farm – and once again, we were able to pull off big results through digital marketing, better than they’d had for years. Western Turf Farms…
  • The Limits of Social Media Control at the World Cup

    Derek Denholm
    17 Jun 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Marketing communications used to be about controlling the message. In the age of social media marketing, it’s getting more common for organizations to latch on to an existing meme or popular user-generated content as the starting point for an online marketing campaign. Particularly for small to mid-sized companies that don’t have Coca Cola’s multi-million dollar online advertising budget, executives are fine with losing a bit of creative control if it means they can latch on to an existing YouTube video, twitter handle or blog that’s already getting plenty of eyeballs. Not so with the…
  • Sharing Photos (and Digital Brands) Just Got Faster with ScopeMedia

    Derek Denholm
    9 Jun 2014 | 11:41 am
    At our digital marketing agency, we try to keep up with what apps might be useful for client work. It’s not just specifically social apps like Facebook, or Hootsuite’s social media management tool that gets our attention. Photo apps are inherently social, since everyone wants to share their photos with their friends and family. At least – that’s the theory. In reality, I’ve probably got over 250 photos on my phone right now that I haven’t bothered to tag or share because I just never found the time. That’s when I came upon ScopeMedia, a relatively new iPhone app available for…
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    E-Web Marketing

  • SEO Friendly Site Migration Best Practices for Content

    Shawn Powrie
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:36 pm
    In addition to providing SEO benefits, a well-executed site migration delivers rewards in terms of user experience and conversions. In this article, I will explain the two major considerations when it comes to migrating a large website or even merging several large websites together into one new site: how to structure the new site and how to properly create a redirection map between the old site(s) and the new one. Structuring the site The first consideration is to understand how the new website will be structured around the specific content the site will contain. If it is a new website based…
  • Express CRO Tip Series #24 – How Well Does Your Landing Page Score?

    Amy Cheng
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:48 pm
    If you want your online website to make more sales and enquiries by firstly reducing the bounce rate then this infographic is for you! For each of the 8 questions, give your answer, at the end of the quiz, total up your score to see where you rank! If you have problem understanding any of the pointers or applying the theories to your website, I’ve provided examples and diagrams to help guide you. Happy conversion optimisationing! The post Express CRO Tip Series #24 – How Well Does Your Landing Page Score? appeared first on E-Web Marketing.
  • Express CRO Tip Series #23 – FREE Mobile Wireframes

    Amy Cheng
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:45 pm
    I was sitting on a bus to work the other day. The traffic was slow thanks to Sydney peak hour. My eyes were getting a little tired so I looked up and saw the advertisements on the buses. The printed banners displayed were from Virgin Mobile. The messaging was: “If you’re looking up here, you’ve probably run out of data” I had a little chuckle – how people interact with information in their daily lives has changed so much. More people look down to their mobile and it’s not surprising to anyone that most of life’s activities, from shopping for…
  • Express CRO Tip Series #22 – FREE “Get a Quote” Landing Page Wireframe Part 3

    Amy Cheng
    17 Jun 2014 | 3:58 am
    So you’ve got an outstanding product or service that you really want more customers to buy/sign up to. It is systemised enough for your team to be able to make a quote, but you start to find making these quotes and sending them out by the stated dedicated time of 24 hours is churning up a lot of time, which gives you little time to work on your business. Here is what is may look like:   Look familiar? The process to close a lead is usually one directional and long! Although getting too many quote requests is a good problem to have, having a landing page that auto-generates a…
  • Sign Up for Your Chance to Receive a Website Review!

    Amy Cheng
    11 Jun 2014 | 5:37 pm
    One of the most invaluable services enjoyed by our clients is our Conversion Rate Optimisation website reviews. In the review, a CRO specialist will analyse a clients website and identify issues that may be deterring your traffic from converting into qualified leads using industry best practices. For the month of June, I’m offering 10 of our loyal readers the chance to have their business website reviewed – for free! Watch the review introduction here: This offer has ended! If you are still interested in having your website reviewed, please request a free consultation with…
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    Work With Gordon

  • The Power Of Visualisation

    Gordon Robinson
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:07 pm
    How often do you hear or read the question “What’s the secret to succeeding in business?” There are many reasons why most businesses fail and only a small percentage take-off. The entrepreneurs who succeed are those who believe that they will make it.   The Power Of Visualisation There is no doubt in my mind – […]
  • Facebook Marketing Tips

    Gordon Robinson
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    Facebook has proven itself time and time again as the most powerful social network. It’s not only important for social engagement amongst friends, but also for businesspeople because Facebook gives everyone an effective marketing strategy. But for many people Facebook marketing isn’t easy. This is why I have bought you some great FACEBOOK MARKETING TIPS […]
  • The Customer is Always Right!

    Gordon Robinson
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Why Are Customers Always Right ? An Australian man has said he was kept on hold by an airline for 15 hours, while calling to confirm travel plans. Andrew Kahn told Australian media he called on Wednesday evening, hearing a message promising someone would speak to him “as soon as possible”. Mr Kahn said he left […]
  • My Secret To A Successful Online Business

    Gordon Robinson
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    Successful Online Business It’s that time of year when most of us start to reflect on how successful the past year has been. In general 2012 has been an incredible year; there was the London Olympics, the Queens Jubilee, President Obama winning a second term, many technological achievements and for me the most important success […]
  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Start An Online Internet Business

    Gordon Robinson
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    There are many reasons to start an Online Internet Business. With so much job uncertainty and the increasing power of the internet there has never been a better time to take matters into your own hands and start your own online internet business. I have listed below the five main reasons I started my own […]
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    Liz Lockard Marketing Consulting

  • The Ultimate List of All Situations That Require a Google Analytics Annotation

    Liz Lockard
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    Ever feel like when you look at your Google Analytics data that it doesn’t quite tell the FULL story? Like, what about that huge spike of traffic in July that’s coming in as direct? What caused that traffic? Or didn’t our website go down last year for a few days? When was that? There are all sorts of situations that your Google Analytics account can’t account for. That’s where YOU come in. YOU are the person who best knows the story behind the data in your account. But holy crap, how are you supposed to keep all of that info in your head? I’m here to tell…
  • SEO for Website Redesign: 3 Ways Your Designer Can Fudge Up Your SEO

    Liz Lockard
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    Are you about to be the owner of a brand new website?? Woohoo! This is some seriously exciting shiz – I mean who doesn’t love a brand new look? Let me briefly interrupt this joyous occasion to ask… Have you given any thought to the impact your redesign might have on your search engine traffic? You know, that good ol’ SEO stuff you’ve been putting some consistent work into. Or maybe not so much consistent but you get a pretty decent amount of traffic from The Google. Did you know that your website redesign could potentially fudge all that up? Sad to say but it’s true. It…
  • What is Google Analytics? (Explained in Plain English)

    Liz Lockard
    17 Jun 2014 | 6:50 am
    I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to write this post. I was on the phone the other day chatting with someone who was interested in working with me and she shared something that smacked me in the face: “I just don’t know even know where to begin when I log in Google Analytics. What am I even supposed to be looking at?” Head smack! I can’t believe how long I’ve been talking about Google Analytics and shouting from the rooftops to install it, track everything you’re doing and make better decisions with it…. without covering the basics. No more! This post is for you if you…
  • What is a Meta Description? How Long, What to Write & Everything Else

    Liz Lockard
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    If you’ve ever tried to do anything in the realm of SEO for your site, you may have heard a few terms that sound a bit unfamiliar. One in particular that can get a little confusion is the meta description. What is a meta description? Maybe it’s best if I show you. Take a look: See that text underneath each listing? The 1-2 sentences or phrases that describe what the page is about or try to entice you to click? That’s the meta description for that page. Pretty cool, huh? Okay, maybe you don’t think so, but I do because I know the meta description is one of the key ways to hijack the…
  • How to Host a Webinar: Everything You Need to Know For Your First Webinar

    Liz Lockard
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Webinars are a magical thing. I was INCREDIBLY nervous before I threw my first one but I’m hooked. And have throw one or two since then. How much time do you really need to prepare for a webinar? I’ve pulled them off in 2 weeks but I would give yourself a minimum of 4 weeks when working through your first one. Let’s break down everything you need to know before you host a webinar for the first time. Before the Webinar First, decide on the purpose of your webinar. Will you simply use it to build your list? Or will you use it promote the launch of something? Determining the purpose of…
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  • Advertising on Yelp: What you should consider.

    9 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Yelp appears to have been gaining more and more online awareness with consumers, since it is the #1 online review site. I know I frequent Yelp more often these days. Clients had been asking me, “should I advertise with Yelp?”, but often I would defer to Google PPC as I was skeptical of what Yelp could deliver. I would tell them, if you’re getting results on Google and there’s more inventory still available, add to your Google budget.Consider these issues before you advertise on #Yelp #PPC.Click To Tweet - Powered By CoScheduleHowever, finally I placed several eager…
  • Best Advertising Books To Improve Your Ads and Copywriting

    11 Jul 2014 | 5:25 pm
    There’s nothing worse in advertising than spending money on ads that don’t give you a good return on spend. Do you ever wonder if your ads are even written effectively?Perhaps you have hired a media buyer that is placing ads for you. Or maybe an ad rep for a local magazine or newspaper sold you on a 6-month advertising package and she is going to help you create your ads.At the end of the day you know you have to spend on advertising to acquire customers but you can’t afford to waste your money on ineffective ads that aren’t giving you a return on your investment. How can you be…
  • Top 10 Reasons Why Google Ads Beat Yelp Ads

    3 Jun 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Choices – where to put your marketing budget is a common question with all our clients. Clients often ask us about Yelp advertising, whether they should allocate funds to it, and should they use Yelp over Google?  I wrote a post a while back on Yelp advertising here that was one of the most commented posts we have, and the majority of the comments are negative about advertising on the number one review site.But here’s a more factual list about why you’re better off choosing Google, especially if you have to choose between one or the other.The most searches: Google captures…
  • The Importance of Marketing in Multiple Channels for Small Businesses

    2 Jun 2014 | 6:17 pm
    I’ve mentioned this statistic in other posts, but did you know very few of your existing customers actually converted on their first visit to your website? The actual conversion percentage on a first visit varies greatly depending on the industry, but it’s generally single percentage points.One software as a service company I know averages 7.5 website visits before a customer converts.The importance of marketing in multiple channels. #marketingClick To Tweet - Powered By CoScheduleCustomers Are Not Linear In Their Purchase BehaviorCustomers take multiple paths before becoming a…
  • Facebook Ads, Stock Photos and Branding. How to balance branding with the fast pace of digital ads.

    15 May 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Growing a brand is of high concern of any growing business. Companies spend heaps of time and money perfecting their logos and color schemes. Many times, however, the focus on branding can take over common sense, especially when it comes to online advertising.Remember when you took those pictures?Creative work does take time and money so professional photographers and graphic designers are typically hired at the planning stages of a business. Once “enough” material is produced to place on websites, brochures, flyers, etc. the activity is concluded.However, most business owners don’t…
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    Advice Interactive Group

  • Do YOU Connect with Content, Search, Social and Local? Now YOU Can!

    Lissa Duty
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Local Social: We ROCK Content, Search and Social At Advice Interactive our mission is to provide the digital marketing community, and all businesses small and large, with the tools, resources, information and essential knowledge to have success with: Content Strategy and SEO Local and National Search Social Media Strategy & Engagement We share this information through blogs, videos, social media and events! Speaking of events …. On October 23rd we are hosting the second annual Local Social, an event created to connect the business community with industry leaders, and support…
  • Today’s Search Engine Optimization Basics

    Bernadette Coleman
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    With approximately 90% of Web traffic starting from the search engine results and three quarters of that from the first page of the results alone, it should be obvious why SEO must become a major part of your digital marketing strategy. SEO has been around since the dawn of the Internet, and although the industry has changed enormously over the years, the goal to increase a website’s standing in the search engines has never changed. SEO has long been considered by many to be somewhat of a black art, largely because of its association with spam and other black-hat marketing tactics.
  • You made the Inc 500 list!

    Lissa Duty
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    Seriously, you made our Incredible 500 list! When our CEO, Bernadette Coleman, made the announcement this morning that we made the Inc 500 for the third year in a row, I was beyond ecstatic, and sharing the word with all of you is my privilege. So are you wondering how you made the list just because we did? I created the Incredible 500 … because if you are reading this post, we think you are incredible and you have most likely contributed to our success, just as much as we did, by reading our posts, sharing in the online conversations we have daily, and perhaps being one of our loyal…
  • How to Grow Your Business With Google Plus Hangouts

    Justin Liles
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Technology has revolutionized marketing over the past decade. The spread of the Internet and the ability to shop online was just the start. Even small companies can now access global markets and reach out to customers on the other side of the world. Social media marketing allows businesses to reach out to thousands of customers and build relationships at virtually no cost. Google Plus Hangouts is a logical extension to the way marketing has changed over recent years. Successful businesses have direct engagement with their customers and they encourage two-way communication. Hard selling…
  • The Challenges and Pitfalls of Real-Time Content Marketing, Part 2

    Bernadette Coleman
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    While there are many advantages to a real-time content strategy, it’s important to understand the challenges involved when marketing in a real-time environment. Here are three challenges brands must address, along with some tales of common pitfalls. 1. The Approval Process The Challenge Most established marketing operations have approval processes that are too complex to support real-time content marketing. If the staff who work directly on your brand’s Twitter account, for example, are required to send every tweet up the line for sign-off before it’s posted, your real-time strategy is…
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    Depth of Knowledge by Jeff Sauer

  • Analytics for SEO: Time to Grow Up and Think Like an Executive

    Jeff Sauer
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Like what you see? Please vote for this post on so others can find it too. In June of this year I presented at the SMX Advanced conference in Seattle about a topic that is near and dear to my heart: Dealing with the problem of (not provided) keywords in our web analytics tools. As someone who has taught Google Analytics certification courses for the past 4 years, I receive questions nearly every day asking what to do about missing keyword data. At first, I said that we should hope that Google would change their mind and start providing Keyword data again. Time went on and wishful…
  • 22 Reasons Why Your Website Sucks

    Jeff Sauer
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Authors note: These observations have been assembled based on 18 years as a web developer, Internet marketer, web analyst and project manager. All examples are fictional and meant to be intentionally humorous. The reality is that it’s freaking hard to launch a meaningful website. It takes time, money and patience to get things done the right way. While this article points out particular faults that are made during the process, my hope is that you can use it as a checklist for “what not to do” on your next website launch. This is one of those posts that has been in my drafts folder for…
  • Career Advice for Advancement #4: If You’re Not Growing, You’re Dying

    Jeff Sauer
    2 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    Being close to the generation of revenue is safest place to be in most organizations. While a few of us intuitively know that this is true – that making money for our companies will lead to increased job security, it’s not always clear why this is the case. This months lesson will dig a little deeper into why generating revenue is so important in most organizations. The Importance Revenue Growth Say that a company is growing so fast that there is more work to be done than employees people available to do the work. In most cases, the natural reaction is to hire more people into…
  • 2014 Google Analytics Summit Keynote and Product Announcements

    Jeff Sauer
    28 May 2014 | 11:50 am
    We are back for another year of the Google Analytics Summit. As we have done in 2012 and 2013, Jeffalytics will be live-blogging the keynote experience and sharing reactions as they happen. One thing to note is that this year not every announcement from the keynote is publicly available, so I will only be able to share the publicly available information from the summit. This years conference theme is Data in Action, which is a natural succession to the theme last year of “Access, Empower, Act”. It seems as if many of the announcements will revolve around how do we take action from the…
  • Career Advice for Advancement #3: Perceptions Are Reality

    Jeff Sauer
    5 May 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The first time I quit my job to start a new business, I was 24 years old and in over my head. I knew that if I kept on doing the right things, I would succeed, but it wasn’t always clear what the right things were. One of the pieces of advice that was handed down to me many times in my life was to act the part, dress the part or even look the part. Maybe you have heard this saying before, maybe you haven’t. All you need to understand is that it is sage advice for anyone looking to excel in business. The premise is that if you want to be respected, act in a manner that deserves…
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    ZOG Digital Blog

  • 5 Questions for travel marketers to ask before choosing an SEO partner

    ZOG Digital
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Finding the right SEO partner may take time, but in the end hiring the perfect agency can lead to massive increases in sales for hotels and other tourism related businesses. ZOG Digital’s Jason Squardo explained to Toonz the 5 questions that every travel marketer must ask before hiring and SEO partner. ———————- By Jason Squardo, Cofounder and Executive Vice President of Optimization at ZOG Digital Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the most effective digital marketing tools available to hotels and other tourism related businesses…
  • Taking advantage of the sharper marketing tools from Pinterest

    ZOG Digital
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pinterest’s revamped private messaging system gives retailers more options for directly connecting with influential and active Pinterest users. ZOG Digital‘s Heather Smith laid out three strategies for turning those Pinterest activists into customers for Internet Retailer. ———————————- Retailers should already know that Pinterest is a powerful tool when it comes to connecting with consumers, especially women. With the release of Pinterest’s revamped and upgraded private messaging system, retailers have more options…
  • The Top 9 Directory Syndication Mistakes Hurting Your Business

    ZOG Digital
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Local search engine optimization (SEO) is an effective way for companies, specifically multi-location businesses, to connect with consumers who are searching online for local goods and services. Local SEO allows businesses and consumers to intersect at various moments in the decision path, making the consumer aware of a business, leading that consumer toward more information and eventually toward a final decision. According to MOZ, 50 percent of local SEO ranking factors are tied to local directories, making them the largest single factor that can impact rankings. Local directories are also…
  • The Essential Digital Marketing Strategy: Local Search Engine Optimization

    ZOG Digital
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Consumers are using search engines more than ever to find local businesses, making local search engine optimization vital to chain stores competing for business. Local SEO helps connects consumers with local businesses at the moment of interest by creating high visibility on local searches. ZOG Digital’s Andrew Schneider detailed four local SEO strategies to help retailers in an article for ChainStoreAge, which can be found below. ———————— By Andrew Schneider, ZOG Digital Four-in-five consumers are turning to search engines to find…

    ZOG Digital
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    CEO Jeffrey Herzog’s second digital marketing company to make the list experiences 748% growth in first three years SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (August 20, 2014) — ZOG Digital, a leading discovery marketing company, announced that it has been named to the 2014 Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. ZOG Digital was honored as the 624th fastest growing independent company in the nation in its first year of eligibility to the list. “We are honored to be among this elite group of innovators and entrepreneurs,” said Jeffrey Herzog, chairman and CEO…
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  • 5 Social Listening Hacks for Twitter

    Lyndsay Peters
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    Online Marketing Blog by KAYAKThe power of Twitter is that, as a platform, there is so much to be found - new connections, weird facts, and business opportunities abound. It's important to know what to listen to. Much like having a large music library divided into playlists, you want to divide your twitter reading into curated lists and well-defined searches. Don't let your twitter feed become a victim of its own success. If you find yourself trying to drink from a firehose, you may need to carefully curate your social media feeds.  First, the how: in a tool like Hootsuite or…
  • To Blog or Not To Blog – Are Social Tools Ready Replace Them?

    Randy Milanovic
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Online Marketing Blog by KAYAKWill blogs soon go the way of wooly mammoths and bell-bottomed jeans? Some online marketing leaders certainly think so. In fact, many of them are giving up their blogs already, taking their content, fans, and inspirations to Google+ and other social venues. Should you do the same? Before we answer that question, let's take a quick look at a case for and against giving up your blog. Why You Might Want to Say Goodbye to Your Site's Blog If you read a lot of my posts (or my books), then you already know I think the point of having a blog isn't just to spread content…
  • 5 Darn Good Reasons to Start Blogging with LinkedIn Pulse

    Randy Milanovic
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Online Marketing Blog by KAYAKAs a rule of thumb, having more content in more places is a very good thing for marketers. At the very least, it gets your content in front of more eyes. At the same time, we all recognize that there are only so many hours in a day, and so many great ideas to pursue. That makes choosing the right channels for your articles incredibly important. With that in mind, you might be wondering whether Pulse – a blogging tool for publishing articles on LinkedIn, the leading business networking site – is worth your time and energy. Based on my own experiences with…
  • The Dodo Bird of Marketing Tactics?

    Randy Milanovic
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    Online Marketing Blog by KAYAKPop-ups, pop-unders, waiting a few seconds to watch an ad before you can play that video, articles with advertisements mid-stream and email marketing are all interruptive advertising strategies. And, much like that phone call at dinner time, less than welcomed by your prospects. E-marketing in particular has been the recent target of CASL (Canada’s anti-spam legislation). Although this is a topic I’ve written on in the past, and even discussed on CTVNews at 6:00, I’d like to revisit it again, simply because there are so many misconceptions out there.
  • Is Your Business Website Up to Code with Google?

    Randy Milanovic
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Online Marketing Blog by KAYAKAlthough many in the SEO and online marketing industry like to speak about Google's algorithm as if it were an ancient secret buried beneath a mythical tomb, secrets known only to a chosen few who spend their days meditating in silence, the reality is actually a lot more mundane. Even if we don't know exactly what Google wants from a website, we've had a pretty good idea for several years about what our visitors want. And so, it was with something less than breathless anticipation that I looked over a new set of quality guidelines released from (not by) Google…
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    Acceleration Partners

  • Breakfast at BlogHer ’14

    Curran Boomer
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    In July, members of AP’s affiliate team attended the BlogHer Annual Conference in San Jose, CA. Not only did we get to enjoy the event’s awesome tenth anniversary conference and connect with bloggers from all over the country, but we also hosted a special breakfast to show our appreciation for some of the amazing bloggers who have helped make our affiliate programs so successful. One morning of the conference eighty bloggers gathered at the First to Market restaurant in San Jose along with members of the AP affiliate team and representatives from several merchants including Craftsy,…
  • Acceleration Partners Named #260 on the 2014 Inc. 500

    Robert Glazer
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    We’re excited to share that Acceleration Partners has received the #260 spot on the prestigious 2014 Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies. This is the second year in a row we have received this honor, moving up nearly 100 places and joining a very select group of businesses to have ever repeated on the list. In addition to being among only 95 companies named to both the 2013 and 2014 Inc. 500 lists, Acceleration Partners is one of only 10 companies nationwide that moved up 99 places or more. The company’s 1,768 percent three-year growth rate also makes it the…
  • Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)

    Curran Boomer
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    In July, the whole Acceleration Partners team gathered outside Boston for one of our semi-annual all-company meetings. With team members spread across the United States from Boston to San Francisco, it’s rare we’re all ever in the same place at the same time. Everyone looks forward to catching up with old familiar faces and meeting the new employees who are helping to drive the company’s phenomenal growth. We spent a jam-packed two days together, with breakout sessions for each of our practices, a review of the state of the company, and an overview of upcoming initiatives.
  • Seven AP Clients Make the Internet Retailer Top 500

    Robert Glazer
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    Acceleration Partners would like to congratulate seven of its clients for making the 2014 Internet Retailer Top 500. adidas, CustomInk, Gymboree, ModCloth, Shutterfly, Target, and zulily all made the list of the top five hundred e-retailers based on annual online revenues. Making the list is a huge accomplishment for any business and we’re especially proud to be working with some of the biggest and the best e-commerce businesses in the world. Top 100 Excitingly, three of our client made it into the top hundred of the list, placing them among the very biggest online businesses. zulily came…
  • A Watershed Moment in Affiliate Attribution

    Robert Glazer
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:45 pm
    A largely unnoticed, yet important event in affiliate attribution occurred a few weeks ago and may set the stage for larger industry changes. The change was made by our friends at, a major online home store for furniture and decor, which significantly altered how it will compensate and value the affiliates in its program. In a notice sent to all affiliates (included below), Wayfair announced it was moving to a system whereby it would pay the last affiliate site that a visitor clicks on before adding something to the cart, rather than the more standard policy of  paying a…
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    Angela Booth's Creativity Factory

  • Writing Journal 21: Handwriting and Creativity

    Angela Booth
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    My writing journal for Tuesday, September 2, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here. Novella: character arc challenges I got up a little later this morning, and dived into the novella immediately. Although most of the niggles about the story got sorted, I’m still uncertain about the character arcs for the two main characters. Yes, I could fix this in the second draft, but I don’t want to. So, I went back, and dragged two scenes into my “Maybe” folder, and wrote three new scenes. This makes the characters stronger, and I’m happy. I ended up with a total of 3,500 new…
  • Write An Ebook In 8 Hours Or Less

    Angela Booth
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Want to write an ebook in a day? You can. As you may know, I write a lot of books, usually for clients. I’ve got a process that I share with you in my Words into Cash: Write and Sell Your Ebook in Just 8 Hours program. If you’re interested in writing fast and well, I encourage you to check out this program, because we’re withdrawing it on September 7. We’ve got many more programs scheduled for this year and next. Why write a fast ebook? Money’s one reason. Would you believe that an ebook on attracting hummingbirds to your home made $500,000 in a single year? People want information…
  • Writing Journal 20: Planning Everything

    Angela Booth
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:19 am
    My writing journal for Monday, September 1, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here. An early start, with fiction and nonfiction. Managed 2,000 words on the novella (it’s steaming right along), and 1,500 on the nonfiction book. Honey’s breakfast, and email. Then my breakfast, while I read over a couple of short stories from students, and make notes, for the students, and for Julia. Next: planning. Getting Things Done — you need a system It’s the first day of the month, so I need to spend time planning. As I’ve mentioned, I use a modified form of the Getting Things…
  • Writing Journal 19: Edits and Sunday Blogging

    Angela Booth
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:50 am
    My writing journal for Sunday, August 31, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here. Fiction focus today I received novella #3 back from the editor last night, so I’ve decided to focus on fiction this morning. I’m on-track for the nonfiction book, so that’s fine. I slept in this morning (horrors), so I need to get caught up. It won’t be a full working day because it’s Sunday, which means I have commitments. I managed to get a couple of timer sessions (35 minutes each) of novella #4 done, with 2,300 words. However, I’ll need to do a read-through because the characters…
  • Writing Journal 18: Scrivener and Blogging

    Angela Booth
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    My writing journal for Saturday, August 30, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here. Firstly, thank you for the kind words, if you sent me a message, or called to say that you enjoy the journal entries, and that they inspire you when you see what writing for a living involves. That’s what I hoped the journal entries would do… :-) Busy: fiction and nonfiction After yesterday, I was determined to get a flying start on fiction and nonfiction, so I kept going until I had 2,000 words of each. The novella’s progressing well. However, I needed to introduce one of the characters…
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  • 8 Content Marketing Infographics Every Marketer Must Bookmark

    Prasanna Bidkar
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    Prasanna Bidkar, 8 content marketing infographics every content marketing professional must have handy. The content marketing infographics cover all the topics you need to understand content marketing. The post 8 Content Marketing Infographics Every Marketer Must Bookmark appeared first on
  • The Discovery of India – Jawaharlal Nehru

    Pragati Bidkar
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    Pragati Bidkar, The Discovery of India is the one book you should read if you want to learn about India’s heritage and its journey through the last 5000 years. As the world has realized by now, this young Asian nation is much more than a land of snake charmers or Bengal tigers. Jawaharlal Nehru traces the path […] The post The Discovery of India – Jawaharlal Nehru appeared first on
  • Modern Blogger Pro theme – More than a pretty face

    Pragati Bidkar
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    Pragati Bidkar, Modern Blogger Pro theme is one of my favorite Genesis themes. Built by Lindsay Reil at Pretty Darn Cute Design, it has the robust backbone that you can expect with the Genesis framework. The theme is perfect for bloggers who are looking for a pretty and cute look and feel, and will certainly appeal to […] The post Modern Blogger Pro theme – More than a pretty face appeared first on
  • Real-Time Content Marketing: What is It?

    Prasanna Bidkar
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    Prasanna Bidkar, Real-time content marketing has been discussed in mainly two different contexts. One section of the industry sees real-time content marketing in context of popular events. This section defines real-time content marketing as, Creating and integrating branded content relevant to the audience with the trending world event. The post Real-Time Content Marketing: What is It? appeared first on
  • Collective Genius: Book Review

    Prasanna Bidkar
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Prasanna Bidkar, Collective Genius looks at the important relationship between leadership and innovation. Organizations need leaders who can synthesize the individual talent, what they call slices of genius, to produce innovative solutions – hence, collective genius. The post Collective Genius: Book Review appeared first on
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    Launch Grow Joy » Blog

  • 30 Inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    If you’ve been reading Launch Grow Joy for a while, you have probably realized that I love inspirational quotes. So it’s only fitting that this post with 30 inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs is here! Check out the quotes below and I’d love to know which one is your favorite. My absolute favorite is the inspirational quote by Wayne Gretzky that says “You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take.” 30 Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs The post 30 Inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs appeared first on Launch Grow Joy.
  • How collaboration can take your business to the next level

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Have you considered collaborating with another entrepreneur, artist or designer in order to grow your business or expand your reach and influence? In today’s podcast episode, Megan Eckman of Studio MME and Jeffrey Opp of Mister Scheimpflug talk about how they came together and collaborated to create Mutineer Designs. CLICK TO LISTEN You can also listen on iTunes or download this episode by clicking here. EPISODE RESOURCES Here are some links that you’ll hear about in this episode: - Trello project management software - Asana project management software - Dropbox - Google Drive -…
  • How to get your emails opened

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Do you want to connect with potential retailers, the media or influencers in your industry? If so, sending an email is one of the quickest and most efficient ways to reach out, introduce yourself and make that connection. However, as you know, some people get hundreds or thousands of emails a day and there is no way that they can open and read all of them, so you have to make sure that your subject line stands out and makes them want to click on your email to find out more. Over the years I’ve experimented with different subject lines... The post How to get your emails opened appeared…
  • Five Reasons You Should Consider the Subscription Business Model for your Business

    8 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    This is a guest post from Josh Ludin at Blind Surprise. There’s absolutely nothing new about the subscription business model. “Of-the-month” clubs have been around for years; wines, steaks, cigars, soaps were all available long before BirchBox or DollarShaveClub were conceived. Over the course of the last 5 years, though, the subscription eCommerce business model has taken on an entirely new life, with seemingly absurd ideas growing their fan bases rapidly. When our team launched subscription box Blind Surprise in early 2014, we were essentially just hopping on the…
  • ASK ANDREEA: What is the best way to get my products featured in influential blogs?

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Did you know that getting your products featured in influential blogs is a great way to get more traffic to your site and increase your sales? But the process can seem overwhelming when you are first starting out. In today’s ASK ANDREEA podcast episode, you’ll get my step-by-step formula for connecting with influential bloggers Here’s today’s question: “Hi Andreea. Thanks so much for all the great advice that you provide for us. I am a jewelry designer and I make custom necklaces and jewelry for moms with their kids names, birth dates and birthstones, but I am…
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    Godot Media

  • Using Content for Client Acquisition

    Godot Media
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    Experts agree that the key to effective content marketing lies in the creation of useful content. Content marketing is an on-going process that involves identifying dynamic platforms, which allow you to communicate with the target audience, without necessarily selling to them. It is an opportunity for a brand or a company to share valuable information that is likely to influence buying decisions. Content marketing is a great tool in not only spreading brand awareness, but can also be used as a powerful strategy in client acquisition. Thanks to the widespread use of the internet buyers are now…
  • Top 99 Social Media Marketing Blogs List (81 – 99)

    Godot Media
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:58 pm
    81. Top Dog Social Media Top Dog Social Media is one of the few companies that are on the forefront of social media marketing. It focuses on building relationships with the help of technology and helps other companies uncover the true potential of social media in the success of a business. Top Dog Social Media was founded by Melonie Dodaro, an expert social media strategist. She has spoken on numerous forums and has even published her work in several social media journals. 82. Social Media Today Social Media Today is an online community for people in the fields of advertising, marketing, PR,…
  • Top 99 Social Media Marketing Blogs List (61 – 80)

    Godot Media
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    61. Pushing Social Pushing Social is a blog founded by Stan Smith, who is also the managing director of the blog. Stan is a business growth strategist and uses social media tools to help companies and individual business owners achieve competitive advantage. Pushing Social ensures that people harness their potential and achieve their business objectives. 62. Social Barrel Social Barrel is a company founded by a group of social media enthusiasts. It covers all aspects of social media including the latest trends and news-feeds, as well as many interesting stories. The company mainly caters to…
  • Top 99 Social Media Marketing Blogs List (41 – 60)

    Godot Media
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:54 pm
    41. Amy Porterfield Amy Porterfield is a social media deviser who has co-authored a book called Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies. She maintains a blog through which she helps small business owners and entrepreneurs in making their social media campaigns more efficient, maximizing their benefits and raising the chances of success of their online marketing efforts. 42. Connie Bensen Connie Bensen is passionate about community building and the various aspects of branding and social networking. With her personal blog posts, she is aiming to provide leadership and mentorship to many…
  • Top 99 Social Media Marketing Blogs List (21 – 40)

    Godot Media
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:52 pm
    21. Razor Social Razor Social is an independent agency that advices companies regarding the use of social media tools and technology. Apart from advice, it also provides strong content and training for brands and businesses. Razor Social is a one stop solution for all resources related to social media. The company was founded by Ian Cleary back in 2005 with the help of business partner Colette. 22. Social Mouths SocialMouths is a personal blog founded and maintained by Francisco Rosales. He writes the blog with the sole aim of providing free advice to companies, especially in helping brands…
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    Amy Starr Allen

  • Conscious Marketing Series: Video #3- Laying the Foundation for YOUR Future Online

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Here’s video #3 of my new video series entitled Conscious Marketing. It’s entitled Laying the Foundation for YOUR Future Online. I think you are going to be REALLY excited about what I’m about to share with you…  especially if you’re building any type of an online presence. Ready? Laying the Foundation for YOUR Future Online It’s true… 4.4 BILLION more people will be getting involved with the online world in the next 5 years. Now is the time to lay your foundation and ride the wave of a flood of billions of new potential customers for YOU… It…
  • Conscious Marketing Series: Video #2- Breaking Away From the Herd

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Conscious Marketing Series: Video #2- Breaking Away From the Herd Here’s video #2 of my new video series entitled Conscious Marketing. What Is Conscious Marketing? If you’ve been paying attention to marketing at all, especially on the internet, you’ve probably noticed that there are few different styles of marketing. One style is what I like to refer to as the copy and paste method... where it’s pretty much unconscious… and people copy and paste a message all over the place, it often comes across as spammy, schemy, or scammy, and it’s not authentic for each…
  • Conscious Marketing Series: Video #1- People Don’t Pay For ‘Average’

    10 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Conscious Marketing Series: Video #1- People Don’t Pay For ‘Average’ I’m so excited to share my new video series with you entitled Conscious Marketing. This will be a video series covering a few different topics regarding conscious marketing. What Is Conscious Marketing? If you’ve been paying attention to marketing at all, especially on the internet, you’ve probably noticed that there are few different styles of marketing. One style is what I like to refer to as the copy and paste method... where it’s pretty much unconscious… and people copy and…
  • Next Level Mastermind Intensive- Boulder Colorado (Video Footage)

    6 Aug 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Next Level Mastermind Intensive- Boulder Colorado I just came back from one of the most epic weekends of my life. It was a BIG milestone for me… here’s why. I’ve been in the internet marketing industry for 9 years, and during this time I’ve been traveling around to events consistently in order to learn what I need to know as an internet marketer. One of my favorite things about live events is the networking that takes place, and the opportunity to rub shoulders with other amazing people and leaders in our industry. The reason this weekend was such a big deal for me was…
  • [Instant Replay] Marketing as a Profession – Your 6 Figure Career Options

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    [Instant Replay] Marketing as a Profession – Your 6 Figure Career Options Wow! What an awesome hangout we had today! I’ve been super busy getting ready to leave for an event tomorrow for the weekend… but there’s been an overwhelming response from people wanting the replay (even the people that were there live today that want to watch it again!). So here it is! We talked about finding your voice, being authentic, and the value that is sometime overlooked about the skills we possess in the profession of internet marketing. Enjoy! Marketing as a Profession – Your 6…
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    Digital Marketing Tips for Small Businesses | WooRank Blog

  • 10 Tips To Increase Comments On Your Blog

    Divi Fernando
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    In recent years content marketing has stolen the spotlight in digital marketing, and blogs in particular have become an integral part of the promotion game. There are many things that contribute to a blog’s success. But after all the effort you put into researching, collecting and organizing content for your blog, how do you truly measure ‘success’? Of course you can examine traffic using a web analytics tool, but the true indicator of a blog’s reach is in the comments. In today’s post we’ll show you ten foolproof ways to increase user interaction on your blog and we’ll…
  • Psychology: The Missing Ingredient In Your Marketing Plan

    Fahad Muhammad
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    How do you go about marketing your brand? Sprinkle in some SEO; add a dash of social media and a teaspoonful of landing pages along with other things. And what do you do after you’ve stewed what you think is the perfect Marketing Bourguignon? Sit and study your metrics- watch intently as colorful graphs slink up and down and cause your heart beat to do the same. (Okay, I admit, that was a bit dramatic) It’s true though, we focus a lot of our attention on the metrics of marketing and although this is the requirement of the marketing jungle, it’s causing us to forget something that’s…
  • 6 Twitter Accounts That You Should Follow If You Are Into Content Marketing + Why

    Karol K
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Here’s what you’re probably thinking right now: “How original … yet another post telling me who to follow.” Surely,  that is a valid concern, especially considering the fact that there are hundreds of posts online, all telling you about yet another group of awesome Twitter people. But here’s what’s different about ours – aka. what’s in it for you: Instead of listing, say, 50 random accounts and telling you that you should absolutely follow them all or else your business will fail miserably (or something), we’re listing just six.
  • 20 Mobile Analytics Tools For Mobile Website And Apps

    Divi Fernando
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    With rapidly changing technology and from the way people access the internet via mobile more than PCthere arises an increasing demand for detailed analytics for mobile websites and apps. After you have created a mobile site and successfully redirected your mobile visitors to your mobile site, you need more information that tells you how fruitful the redirect is. And if you have a mobile app, you need to know the line of events that happen after a user downloads your mobile app. Today we are going to talk about some of such popularly used mobile web analytics tools  and mobile app…
  • Panda? Penguin? Hummingbird? A GuideTo Feared Google’s Zoo

    Karol K
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:36 pm
    It’s believed that Google makes as many as, wait for it, 600 changes to its algorithms every year. That number is kind of shocking, especially considering the fact that we don’t even hear about most of those changes.For example, right now, people are mainly worried by just three: Panda, Penguin, and Hummingbird (plus their iterations). So, what gives? What’s behind this whole Google’s zoo, and why should we care? What’s “An Algorithm” Anyway? If you’re craving a traditional boring definition then here it is. For the rest of us, let’s just…
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    Rise to the Top Blog

  • Creating Posts and Updates that Engage Your Facebook Fans

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    When it comes to Facebook Pages, engagement is key. To get your target audience’s attention, you have to be very clear about your purpose and branding. Facebook accounts that perform the best are those who have built a community of highly interactive users, and the only way for others build a similar community is by provoking that same type of engagement. It’s likely that your target demographic has a preferred type of post, so having a variety of content when you’re first building your fan base will help you distinguish what will and what won’t with your particular audience. After…
  • Where is the Future of Internet Marketing Headed?

    Tyson Huggins
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    Staying Informed Starting a career in the world of Internet marketing can be a little daunting at first. The dynamic, ever-changing atmosphere of the industry can sometimes have you feeling a bit like Sisyphus pushing his stone up a hill. In order to play the game, you’ve got to educate yourself, and stay informed. Week to week, I’m consistently amazed when reading about new, innovative technologies that continually revolutionize the industry. It truly feels like the future is now with new tools that marry creativity & technology to help us better target audiences, create dynamic ads,…
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Blogging

    Stephanie Palasti
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    Since the release of Google’s Panda and Penguin updates in 2011 and 2012, the internet has undergone a complete shift. In the past, websites that featured spammy back-link profiles and thin content ruled the internet. Nowadays, the Google results page is dominated by websites that acquire relevant back-links, and place an emphasis on fresh and useful content. From Google’s perspective, websites need to follow these best practices in order to gain favorable rankings. How can businesses adjust? Let’s be honest, most business owners are short on time, and it’s difficult to update…
  • This Week in Internet Marketing 2014 08 27

    Emily Ramsey
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Welcome back! This week has brought some great new advertising tools on a variety of platforms as well as some helpful guides for link building and Google’s new Shopping Campaigns. Read all about it in Announcing the All-New Beginner’s Guide to Link Building; Instagram Starts Offering Essential Ad Tools At Last; Facebook Rolls Out Analytics For App Links; Google AdWords Incorporates Focused Bid Automation and Bulk Editing; and 6 Costly Mistakes to Avoid With Shopping Campaigns. Announcing the All-New Beginner’s Guide to Link Building Moz has released their newest link…
  • LinkedIn Pulse: Why You Should be Using LinkedIn’s Blogging Platform

    Nicki Lamont
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Any digital writer can tell you that one of the hardest parts about blogging is actually building an audience. Sure coming up with a topic and writing the blog and optimizing the content and adding a catchy title that also happens to include a highly searched keyword is time consuming, but your work on that post doesn’t end when all of that has been done and you hit publish- It ends when you’ve gotten enough eyes on your article to generate interest, social activity, and (hopefully) leads. This is something that most bloggers struggle with. Content that you consider to be your…
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    Penguin Initiatives

  • Site5 WordPress Hosting Review

    Andy Forsberg
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    If you want cheap, fast & reliable WordPress hosting and you don’t want or need WordPress managed for you, Site5 is the way to go. The post Site5 WordPress Hosting Review appeared first on Penguin Initiatives.
  • How To Setup & Use A WordPress Child Theme

    Andy Forsberg
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:13 am
    Hacking plugins and themes after every update is lame, that's why you should use a Wordpress child theme! Read this to find out why & how to do so! The post How To Setup & Use A WordPress Child Theme appeared first on Penguin Initiatives.
  • 14 Easy Ways To Make Your WordPress Website More Secure

    Andy Forsberg
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:50 pm
    A comprehensive list of 14 easy ways to make your WordPress website more secure. The post 14 Easy Ways To Make Your WordPress Website More Secure appeared first on Penguin Initiatives.
  • Ways To Remove Old WordPress Shortcodes

    Andy Forsberg
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:51 am
    Three different ways to easily remove old WordPress shortcodes from your WordPress website's posts & pages. The post Ways To Remove Old WordPress Shortcodes appeared first on Penguin Initiatives.
  • WP Engine WordPress Hosting Review

    Andy Forsberg
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:54 am
    If you want the fastest possible WordPress web host there is and you are willing to pay for it, WP Engine is the way to go. The post WP Engine WordPress Hosting Review appeared first on Penguin Initiatives.
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    SoMedia Video Marketing Blog

  • Which Video File Format Should I Use?

    Eric Morin
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Choosing the right file format when creating a video can be a confusing decision for a business, especially if they are somewhat new to online video. In fact, in the recent 2014 Online Video Production Survey and Trends Report by Flimp Media, knowing what video format to use was highlighted as one of the biggest challenges facing video professionals last year. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most important, because if your videos aren’t in the right file format, then you could be missing out on a lot of viewers. To help clear up some of this confusion, we’ve decided to break down…
  • 3 Video Production Myths Busted

    SoMedia Team
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    Article by Colin Osing Video is a powerful story-telling medium that enables you to nurture, convert and connect with leads far better than traditional text-based marketing. Yet despite its benefits, many companies still believe that getting a professional video produced is not worth their time, money and efforts. So I’ve decided to debunk a few of these myths—once and for all—in the hopes of making video content more accessible for any company, anywhere, with any budget. Myth 1: Professionally shot video content is too expensive. A lot of companies seem to view video content as a…
  • Video is the New Black for Content Marketing

    Colin Osing
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Content marketing was the buzzword of 2013, resulting in marketers scrambling to create engaging guides, e-books, white papers, infographics, and blog posts to attract and retain customers. This year the trend continues, but something has changed – we’re seeing the power of video take hold and dominate the content marketing space. It seems to be the new black! The reason behind this trend is video’s potential to reach and connect with millions of viewers worldwide. With video, the message is immediate, interactive and influential – something that a page of text is not. Video is often…
  • 15 Questions to Ask When Hiring Your Next Video Provider

    Elsa Man
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    When it comes to finding the right video production team for your business, you don’t want to just look for a vendor – you want to find a partner who will truly bring your vision to life. There are so many options out there, from local freelancers to large production houses, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect fit for you. That’s why we’ve compiled 15 questions to make it easier to find your next video provider – these questions cover all stages of production, from creating the video concept to measuring performance analytics. Starting Your Video Project…
  • Exceeding the Limits of Crowdsourcing for Video Production

    SoMedia Team
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    Article by George Fleming The dominance of video in today’s content-driven digital marketing world is hard to ignore. The growth of connected devices has led individuals to view more video on their televisions, smartphones, tablets, and PCs than ever before – often shopping for or researching products simultaneously. This “second screen” has led today’s brand marketers to consider that screen agnosticism – the idea that video, no matter where it is seen – is becoming the simplest and most convenient way to reach their audience. Read full story.   Editor’s note:…
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  • The New SEO for the New Google

    Debajyoti Banerjee
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    The New SEO for the New GoogleGoogle has changed its ways in the last couple of years, especially with their updates like Penguin and Panda. SEO companies know every inch of review written about the new face of Google. However, despite their knowledge updates, there are many SEO teams which continue dish out the old SEO formats for brands and businesses! There is little change in how they conduct their SEO or how they bring in online visitors to their websites, or those of their clients. As a result, they are facing a threat of severe penalty, if not online oblivion.Make no mistake! This is…
  • Penguin 3.0: What to Expect for your Websites

    Debajyoti Banerjee
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    Penguin 3.0: What to Expect for your WebsitesIf the previous updates of Google under the moniker of Penguin have left you stirred, the latest one will leave you shaken! Google has readied the Penguin 3.0 update and it is getting into action sooner rather than later. The previous updates spelt doom for spam links and websites that used such links to boost their SEO division. Reading the signs, many webmasters have taken great pains in removing every single spam link that was part of the spam shadow. With the 3.0 update coming up, it is again a time for every webmaster to take a quick look in…
  • Use Facebook Wisely for Content Marketing

    Debajyoti Banerjee
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Use Facebook Wisely for Content MarketingBy now, we all know how important social media platforms are in the domain of content marketing. We use a healthy dose of Facebook and Twitter to get more online visitors to our websites. The question we are asking here: are we making optimum use of platforms like Facebook to push content? We have noted in our work in the field of social media that more often than not, online marketers do not target audiences on Facebook.As a result of this scatter-gun approach, they receive substantial number of visitors, but a fraction of them actually stick. The…
  • Worry Less about Customers Engagement in Facebook

    Debajyoti Banerjee
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    Worry Less about Customers Engagement in FacebookIt’s important to know how you will develop your business strategy in a platform when its technology is beyond your control. Not all Facebook changes are meaningful in this case. Some of ideas are successfully implemented by popular Social Media Agencies though.More integrated approach, more engagement! Use your integrated approach in all Digital Media Channels. You will be able to understand easily if something catches the attention of a viewer. Instantly share it on Facebook then. You will see the miracle soon. Whatever is the…
  • Thinking about B2B Social Media Strategy? Follow these 4 steps

    Debajyoti Banerjee
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Thinking about B2B Social Media Strategy? Follow these 4 stepsIt’s taken a while, but the business-to-business community is finally jumping onto the social media mode. Many companies plan to upgrade both their time committed to social networking and the money they invest in it during upcoming year, recognizing the importance of connecting with potential clients on these platforms.A productive B2B social media marketing strategy is very different than business-to-consumer companies. These businesses want to connect with a much targeted one, instead of trying to reach a mass audience. Here…
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    Majux » Blog

  • Six Red Flags that You’re Selecting the Wrong Outsourced Marketing Company

    Emily Homrok
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The obvious purpose of outsourcing any function is to make your business function better than it already does – but many companies end up making their situation worse by selecting companies that don’t work out.  I overhear the horror stories at client onboarding meetings.  Situations like a company hiring a ‘marketing expert’ whose end product was convincing the company that their lobby needed to be redecorated and then helping them do so.  Stories like marketing companies who outsource every aspect of a campaign and then have no answer as to why things aren’t…
  • Are You Seeing Accurate Ranking Results when You Google Yourself?

    Jon Lister
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Google wants to give every searcher the “best” possible results when they use the search engine.  To accomplish this, their developers have created and implemented personalized search; a means of providing results for search queries based on each person’s search history, websites they visit, online buying habits and even their physical location. For webmasters, determining where their own websites rank in Google search results in the age of personalized search is muddier than ever. Personalized results limit the prospect of searchers finding new websites and information, since the…
  • Negative SEO in the Legal Industry: A Desperate Move that’s here to Stay?

    Bernie Clark
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:06 am
    In the past two months (or so), we have seen instances of negative SEO being implemented in major markets by firms that our clients compete against.  As we work through cleanup measures, I am left wondering if this is something that is becoming more widespread in the legal niche.  Perhaps it is the fact that some of the (previously) visible firms in those areas took a hit from Google’s algorithm update a few months back, effectively wiping out campaigns they had thrown a good deal of money at.  Did that lead to a sense of desperation and a need to fix it regardless of the…
  • The Ethics of Bidding on a Competing Law Firm’s Name in Adwords: States Weigh in

    Craig Toncic
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    Advertising is an area where attorneys must tread carefully and review both statutory and ethical implications before taking action. While a lawyer should never delegate his or her duty to perform a thorough review, working alongside an experienced and trusted legal marketing company can decrease the likelihood that an ethical violation or other wrong-doing will occur. However, as you will see, it is essential to note that the lawyer is the most familiar with the laws and ethical obligations imposed in his or her jurisdiction or jurisdictions. Let us take a look at a fairly widely-reported…
  • Virtual Legal Practices: Beware of Rapidly Shifting Ethics Rules in your Jurisdiction

    Craig Toncic
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Technological innovation is reshaping the practice of law in ways that didn’t seem possible 10-15 years ago. As recently as the turn of this most recent century, and, if you needed a lawyer you were likely to seek a word-of-mouth referral from family, friends or perhaps from another professional you did business with. Upon receiving a recommendation, you would then probably call the office and arrange for an in-person meeting at a law firm. For many practices, the rapid pace of technological change seems to have confined this whole process to history. Today, those seeking a lawyer…
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    Precision Dialogue Blog

  • Mapping the Road to Customer (and Organizational) Bliss

    Jessica Folger
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    Despite handing customers the mic and giving them easy access to corporate decision makers, the vast majority of organizations are finding that customer satisfaction is low. How can that be when so many business and marketing professionals are making a conscious effort to monitor their social, digital and customer service channels…and respond accordingly? While there will always be high-maintenance customers whose needs can never be satisfied, the root of the problem can often be traced back to “broken” organizational structures and processes that can be difficult to repair. Lack of…
  • Digital Transformation: Evolve or Dissolve

    Jenna Hunger
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    Organizations are faced with a choice: evolve or dissolve. Those who have evolved are defining new markets and disrupting business models. Those who do not, are simply left behind. Some of the most innovative companies in the world are adopting the latest technology for advancing their content management systems (CMS) to continuously evolve and remain ahead of the digital disruption wave. In this blog post, we’ll provide best practices around search, social, the user experience and tips for moving online marketing strategies offline, when launching a CMS site in 2015 and beyond. Then…
  • Email Marketing Case Study: Accelerating Tria Beauty’s Campaigns on a Global Scale Leveraging ExactTarget

    Kelly Canfield
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Tria Email Example Managing an email marketing campaign on a global scale can be daunting. However, when you blend a team of email marketing experts with a robust platform such as ExactTarget, a wave of encouragement ensues. Learn how we helped our client Tria Beauty, a global retailer of FDA approved laser hair removal and skincare products, elevate their current email marketing campaign to a global scale. Together, we worked to solidify over 130 post purchase streamed emails that targeted customers on an international level.   In this webinar, you will learn how we implemented and…
  • What Are Your Customers REALLY Thinking? An Emotional Testing Overview

    Nicholas Michel
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    Have you ever wanted to know what someone else was feeling? As things like big data and bulletproof usability become table stakes, we as smart marketers need to push forward to get an even greater understanding of our customers. To meet this need, we’d like to introduce emotional analysis with electroencephalograph (EEG) technology.   What is Emotional Testing with an EEG? With EEG technology, you are able to measure electrical activity along the scalp of a customer and analyze what they’re feeling while reviewing content or interacting with your brand.  Tools like this have been…
  • Emotional Testing: A Deeper Understanding to Improve the Customer Experience

    Kelly Canfield
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    Cathleen Zapata, Chief Experience Officer Nicholas Michel, Research & Customer Experience Analyst Join us as we discuss a groundbreaking methodology into gaining customer insights. Emotional testing, done via cutting-edge EEG technology, allows researchers to track how your customers actually feel and their levels of engagement in real time. Understanding how customers emotionally respond to your website, direct mail piece, email, video, store or branch experience, product interaction or a different channel will refine and perfect the overall customer experience with your brand. In this…
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    ImageWorks Creative blogs

  • Making the Leap to Video - Why You Should Try Video Marketing!

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    This post was written by Kelly Howe. Businesses today have to find creative ways to advertise, and it stands to reason that business advertising would follow the most popular trends. With technology advancing everyday, video marketing has become one to the preferred methods of advertising. It is estimated that 100 million consumers watch online videos everyday and 90% of them state that a video describing a product or service is helpful in making a decision. There are several benefits to using video marketing to promote your products and services. Videos are easily accessible to consumers and…
  • ImageWorks in the News: Evolution is the Way to Go!

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    We announced our latest website evolution and brand-building plans a few weeks ago on our blog, but this week, we decided to "go public." While we still offer a full range of individual branding, marketing, and web design solutions for businesses that prefer an a la carte approach, our new plans are designed to combine all three services so that small businesses can hire ImageWorks to manage their site and branding efforts on a wider scale. We're confident that our new strategy will help companies move forward, stay relevant, and attract new customers by demonstrating that they're keeping…
  • Can Your Business Survive Without a Qualified CMO?

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    In big business today, the role of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) is increasingly positioned as a critical one when it comes to corporate success. Today’s buyers are savvy, demanding, and connected – a dangerous combination for the companies striving to keep them happy in a competitive market. Leading advisory firm Forrester Research describes us as living in the Age of the Consumer. As a result, businesses that fail to focus on their customers will fail entirely. A great CMO is key to implementing a Marketing Operating System (MOS) in large corporations. This means creating a structure…
  • Why Your Website is Dead and How You Can Bring It Back with Evolutionary Web Design

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    If your website is still sporting a traditional design, it’s not a matter of when the Grim Reaper’s going to come calling but how soon. Sluggish concepts that don’t adapt to ever-changing customer behaviors are a thing of the past, but there’s an emergent design approach that can give your site a whole new lease on life — Evolutionary Web Design (EWD).   What is“EWD”? It’s the idea behind designing a new site — or redesigning an existing one — that can be continually optimized and enhanced according to what customers want (even if that changes from one minute to the…
  • B2B Marketing with Google+

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Sometimes it can be difficult to choose the right social network for your business. Sadly, you can’t make this choice based solely on the popularity of a network, because each social site attracts a different kind of audience. When it comes to marketing, it’s important to know your audience, as well as know how to reach out specifically to them. Pinpointing the right market for your message on social media can be an especially difficult task for B2B companies, as there are few networks where businesses tend to socially connect with one another. Thankfully, recent trends would suggest that…
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    Online Money Making Ideas

  • Important Pointers In Choosing A Corporate Branding Agency

    Aman Bansal
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    When you are looking to launch a new product or company, then it is important that you begin with a bang to announce yourself to your new potential customers. The best way to do this is to hire the services of a professional company that can interpret your requirements and create a dazzling campaign to ... The post Important Pointers In Choosing A Corporate Branding Agency appeared first on Online Money Making Ideas.
  • Top Ways to Earn Money from Corporate Training Jobs

    Shubham Thakuriya
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Training organizations are spending more capital on the trainees these days. The reason seems quite obvious to us, the kind of courses we have during our graduation are not enough to make graduates ready to work in the corporate sector. Companies across the world are now spending hundreds of billions of rupees over their employees ... The post Top Ways to Earn Money from Corporate Training Jobs appeared first on Online Money Making Ideas.
  • How to Make Money from designs through

    Shubham Thakuriya
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    Are you a graphic designer? Are you looking for a platform to establish your identity? Want to make money from designs created by yourself? Don’t worry at all, when we talk about graphic designers and their different styles of designs, the first name came across our mind is In this competitive world, the competition ... The post How to Make Money from designs through appeared first on Online Money Making Ideas.
  • How to Make Money with Torrent Files Online (Extra Torrent)

    Vipul Jain
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    Almost all of us have used torrent. The most common use of torrents for most of its users is limited to, download movies, songs, games, TV series and other stuffs. If we look at torrent precisely, we will find that torrent is both a network and a software. The torrent was created by, Bram Cohen ... The post How to Make Money with Torrent Files Online (Extra Torrent) appeared first on Online Money Making Ideas.
  • Work Hourly & Generate Money through

    Shubham Thakuriya
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    If you have decided to make money you have two clear choices, either you can go to work or you can be the BOSS. The latter choice is obviously looks more appealing and the reason behind this is quite known to everyone. You are independent, proud to initiate something of your own and on the ... The post Work Hourly & Generate Money through appeared first on Online Money Making Ideas.
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    Digital Eye Media » Blog

  • How Local Businesses Benefit from Using Google Analytics

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Internet marketing has become a necessity for just any type of business; a recent Small Business Administration study has concluded that small businesses with a web presence average 39 percent greater annual sales revenue that those businesses without a website. Consumers are largely responsible for this migration to the digital marketplace. They not only mistrust traditional advertising methods, they are abandoning the very media channels that carry them: newspaper and magazine readership is dropping, radio and television audiences are shrinking, and paper telephone directories are rapidly…
  • 4 Ways to Avoid the Pain of Search Engine Algorithm Updates

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    How well your website fares in the organic search engine rankings is largely dependent on your ability to adapt your strategies to Google’s constantly changing rule book of acceptable SEO techniques. Be forewarned: just trying to stay abreast of the more than 500 algorithm updates that Google makes each year can be a full time job in itself. The more dependent your business is on organic search traffic, the more important it is to stay on top of the latest algorithm updates if your business is to remain competitive in the marketplace. Start Working Smarter by Getting Your Website…
  • Why You Need to Include Local Signals in Your Organic SEO Campaign

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Google’s Place Search and Venice updates of a few years ago were designed to provide users with a more universal, one-stop search experience by blending local and organic search results. That effort continues today with another local algorithm update that has just started to roll out. According to Google, the as-yet-unnamed new algorithm will provide a more useful, relevant and accurate local search experience that is closely tied to traditional search ranking signals, as well as to such popular search features as Knowledge Graph and spelling correction. The new algorithm includes enhanced…
  • How to Profitably Leverage Mobile Paid Search

    Jeff Brewer
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The growth of the mobile industry is a phenomenon that seemingly knows no bounds. An estimated 57 percent of the U.S. population already owns a smartphone, and spends an average of 2 hours each day socializing, shopping, and surfing on their mobile device. The time spent in front of a mobile screen represents a tremendous opportunity for savvy local marketers to reach out to a captive audience hungry for information about local products and services. According to the latest research, 80 percent of consumers regularly conduct local searches online, with 1 out of every 4 of those searches being…
  • Meet the New Foursquare App Designed to Give Yelp a Run for its Money

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Foursquare founder and CEO Dennis Crowley has a new mission in life and it doesn’t include showing rival Yelp any mercy. Locked in a life and death struggle to perfect a sustainable business model, the maverick New York-based Foursquare has literally torn itself in two, splitting its flagship location sharing operation away from its business discovery feature and creating two separate services. Launched just this past May, Foursquare’s Swarm app will continue to service location sharing customers while its latest app offering (appropriately named Foursquare) rolled out in early August for…
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  • The Essential Guide To Content Marketing For Lead Generation

    Adam Lundquist
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
      Content marketing has two purposes: 1.Provide value for your customers 2. Provide leads for your business.  If you accomplish both of those, than you might as well land on an aircraft carrier with and unfurl the “Mission Accomplished banner” because you are doing great. However, many of us need help with how to turn readers into leads. To accomplish this we move from content production to content marketing. With Content marketing your reader embarks on a series of steps that move down a funnel from visitor to lead to customer. They make these moves on their own accord,…
  • The Difference Between Inbound and Outbound Marketing

    Adam Lundquist
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    The Difference Between InBound and Outbound Marketing   We’ve seen many heated arguments about inbound marketing and outbound marketing in the last few years. Yet, only a fraction of businesses and internet marketers understand the difference between inbound marketing and outbound marketing and how to use it to their advantage. First, the basics: what is inbound marketing and outbound marketing?   Outbound Marketing Outbound marketing is the marketing method where the marketer initiates a ‘loud’ one-sided conversation, in the hope that his message will reach far…
  • 3 Effortless Ways To Come Up With A Topic For Your Business Blog

    Adam Lundquist
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
      There’s something about having to come up with a topic for your business blog that makes your mind go completely blank. You are able to talk for hours about your business and your industry, but the very moment you sit down to write your business blog your brain decides it’s time to take a vacation. There are few things more frustrating than setting aside time to blog, and staring at the cursor blinking at you without a single thing to write about. As the cursor blinks, and you don’t type, there is an awkward silence between you and your computer that feels like you are on…
  • How to Increase Your Internet Marketing Efficiency

    Adam Lundquist
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
      How long is your Internet marketing task list? Have you updated the twitter feed hourly? Have you posted on Google Plus today? Have you sent out the email to a segmented list this week? Have you updated the blog recently? Have you created a new call to action? The prevailing wisdom in Internet marketing seems to be that one way or another, by performing all of your internet marketing tasks day in and day out you become efficient at internet marketing, complete all of your tasks, and gain traction with your potential client base. Except that all too often, you can’t. This is the…
  • How To Reach Your Target Market On The Internet

    Adam Lundquist
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
      A couple of years ago I quit my steady job at a digital marketing company to start Nerds Do It Better. Things were going great – I bought the website, filed my LLC papers, and found (what I still think) is a funny name for the company. Surprisingly, visitors didn’t just flock to the site because I had a funny company name. In fact for the first week and a half of the site, I was literally the only visitor! A sad truth is that I filtered out my home internet address from Google Analytics, and then felt so depressed that I logged onto the site at a Starbucks just to increase…
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    Change the World Marketing

  • What do you think are the most important components of online success?

    Ellen Finkelstein
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Why do some people succeed and not others? Is it just luck? Or bad karma? Objective and subjective components of success It seems to me that both objective and subject components are involved. For example, if you have an online business, the diagram on the right lists what I think are some of the most essential objective components of an online business. But what about the subjective qualities of the entrepreneur, such as perseverance and self-confidence? I think they’re extremely important as well. People without self-confidence often give up when a small setback occurs because they…
  • How to repurpose a webinar into an e-book — and why

    Ellen Finkelstein
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    You can multiply how much you earn on any given product by turning it into a different type of product. There are a number of reasons for this: Some people prefer to read and others prefer to watch Some people learn on the go in short bites; others like to sit down and take it all in at once People have different price points that they’re willing to pay You can’t accommodate everyone with any one type of product. For example, a video may not work for everyone. That’s why you should repurpose your products You can’t repurpose every product, but here are some ideas: Turn…
  • 5 steps to formatting your free report and getting a better response

    Ellen Finkelstein
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    You probably know that in order to build your business, you need to have a web form that people complete to join your email list. And in order to persuade people to subscribe, you need a free report — some sort of free download. Actually, it could be anything — besides a report, it could be an audio file, a video — whatever you want But the most common free download is a report, which means that it’s a PDF file. Recently, I connected with another entrepreneur who specializes in social media, so I subscribed to her list and downloaded her free report. The report had…
  • Increase conversion and engagement with images

    Ellen Finkelstein
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    Kissmetrics is a blog about analytics, marketing, and testing. It’s a great place to go to get statistics about what works in marketing and what doesn’t. I speak a lot about the importance of images for business — images on your blog, in your presentations, on sales pages, and in social media. So I found this post, “7 Tips to Boost Your Site’s Conversion Rate Using Images” very interesting. The main point is that when you use images and graphics well, you can increase conversion and engagement. Here are the main points. 1. Emotions rule Emotions are powerful…
  • Why coaches have a coach

    Ellen Finkelstein
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    A couple of months ago, I found a coach and hired him. His name is Paul B. Evans and I signed on for a lifetime deal of email coaching. I love the arrangement and I’m very impressed with Paul’s knowledge and support. It works for me because I can email him whenever I have a question and I get a helpful answer. For example, when I create a sales page, I ask him to review it and he gives me great ideas for improving the text and graphics. In my experience, most coaches have a coach — even the most experienced, successful ones earning 6 to 7 figures per year. They appreciate…
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  • The Benefits of Email Marketing and Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

    Chris Irby
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Marketing is full of false dichotomies, with pundits often behaving as if all the various channels are somehow mutually exclusive. You don’t have to give up print for digital, you don’t have to give up SEO for paid search, and you certainly don’t have to give up email marketing for social media. This infographic, which...continue reading … The post The Benefits of Email Marketing and Social Media Marketing [Infographic] appeared first on Dex Media.
  • Exactly What You Need to Do to Figure Out Your Facebook Audience

    Christine Landry
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I recently wrote about performing a Facebook A/B test on our consumer-facing Facebook pages. I decided to take my test one step further and look closely at the demographics of both the Superpages and DexKnows Facebook pages and then come to some definitive conclusions on content preferences for each brand. I’ll cover DexKnows in this post. First, I’m going...continue reading … The post Exactly What You Need to Do to Figure Out Your Facebook Audience appeared first on Dex Media.
  • 6 Free Local Small Business Marketing Tools

    Ben Kaylor
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    The 6 free tools below have helped me in countless local small business marketing campaigns. You can use them separately or together to uncover the best medium-sized markets near your business. 1) Radius Targeting One of the most important factors in determining which area you should target is its distance. 5 Minute Site offers a...continue reading … The post 6 Free Local Small Business Marketing Tools appeared first on Dex Media.
  • Spammer or Saint? What You Need to Know about Email Sender Reputation

    Chris Irby
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    As email spam continues to clog the arteries of the internet like so much digital cholesterol, a number of ISPs have taken drastic measures to filter it out before it ever hits the inbox. The downside to this approach is that an estimated 20 percent of legit, non-spam emails are getting tossed out with the...continue reading … The post Spammer or Saint? What You Need to Know about Email Sender Reputation appeared first on Dex Media.
  • The Benefits of Twitter Advertising for Your Business

    Danielle Celmer
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Has your business considered using Twitter ads? Earlier in the month Twitter revamped their advertising interface by making it easier for marketers and business owners to set up and launch campaigns. If you are a newcomer to Twitter ads or an experienced user, the new system is easier now with clearer campaign objectives and step-by-step instructions....continue reading … The post The Benefits of Twitter Advertising for Your Business appeared first on Dex Media.
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  • How to Build Credibility by Using an Email Interview

    Jenn Flynn-Shon
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:55 pm
    As an entrepreneur, you’re always on the lookout for creative ways to build credibility for your business in order to make it more visible and more successful. If you’re doing it right, the content you publish on your website promotes engagement with your customers and eventually leads to sales. So it goes to follow that your goal should be to regularly produce fascinating content that’s insanely useful to your audience and gets them excited about your business. But what happens when you feel tapped out? When you’re out of ideas and feel like you have nothing useful to share to keep…
  • How to Make Your Call to Action 30% More Effective

    Gary Korisko
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:55 pm
    As a business person who makes a living marketing and selling your products and services, you wind up making a lot of requests of others, don’t you? Read this… Click here… Share this… Buy this… Sometimes they cheerfully do what you ask, sometimes they reluctantly do what you ask, sometimes they ignore you, and other times they tell you to insert your request into certain uncomfortable places where “the sun don’t shine.” And that’s all fine and dandy, right? It’s part of the game and a normal part of daily life for an entrepreneurial spirit such as…
  • Is Your Site Leaking Traffic? Here’s How to Fix It

    Gary Korisko
    9 Jun 2014 | 11:00 pm
      Your blog is leaking visitors. And if you’ve read my last post, you know exactly what I’m talking about. They visit, look around for a few seconds – and leave as suddenly as they came. Most estimates say that the average web site visitor will give you only 10 seconds (or less) to make a great impression before they click away. If you don’t make a dramatic impression… *poof!* They’re gone forever. The painful truth is that if you can’t wow new visitors in the first few seconds, everything else means nothing. Your epic content. Your voice. Your podcast. Your webinars.
  • One Simple Thing You Can Do to Monetize Your Blog Today

    Gary Korisko
    6 May 2014 | 5:54 pm
    The tears welled up in her eyes. Sharon, a woman I’ve always known to be steady as rock, was falling apart right in front of me. “What am I going to do, Gary?” She asked. My friend looked lost. Broken. Pitiful. “What about the bills? The house, the cars… everything.” I didn’t know what to do for her really, other than sympathize and listen. Sharon is a wonderful person. She’s smart, honest, a hard worker, and she’s talented. Sharon has worked in marketing for many years – and has been successful at it. She also runs a blog which began as a hobby or a kind of side project…
  • Is Disqus Killing Your Blog? Why (and How) I Pulled the Plug

    Gary Korisko
    15 Mar 2014 | 10:35 pm
    I recently made the decision to remove the Disqus comment system from my blog. And it wasn’t a knee-jerk reaction. I did quite a bit of research first and got a lot of feedback (both solicited and unsolicited) from others. In this post, I’m going to walk you through my experiences with Disqus as a blog owner, my readers’ experiences with it, and the advantages and disadvantages of Disqus. We’ll  also cover how it could affect you in your online efforts. Why I Hated to See Disqus Comments Go I loved Disqus. From the standpoint of a blog owner, I have nothing but good to say about…
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  • The Top 7 Twitter Best Practice Tips For Small Business

    Simon Dunant
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    I recently joined the regular Twitter Chat #sproutchat hosted by SproutSocial’s social marketing specialist Sarah Nagel.It’s a fast paced chat held live on Twitter every Wednesday at 2pm CDT (8pm BST) and you’ll always find a great crowd discussing and  sharing knowledge, insight and wisdom around a central topic with curated questions and tons of great answers. This week’s #sproutchat focused on Twitter best practice for small businesses, and since we’re launching our Twitter Power Marketing course very soon I thought I’d share 7 of the top Twitter best…
  • The Magic Of Content Marketing – An Interview With Joe Pulizzi

    Simon Dunant
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    How do we get found in search engines? How do we get people to talk about us on social? We better be interesting and helpful, and we better do this on a consistent basis. Joe Pulizzi Founder, Content Marketing Institute The Content Marketing Institute was founded by Joe Pulizzi, the leading evangelist for content marketing. Joe, an entrepreneur, speaker, and author on content marketing, believes passionately that there is a better way for brands to market than how they’ve done it in the past. New Rise Digital’s Simon Dunant asked Joe to explain to small business owners what content…
  • 3 Incredible Takeaways From The Content Marketing Show 2014

    Simon Dunant
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:34 am
    On the hottest day of the year when most people will be taking sickies and heading for the park, it’s a true testament to the quality of a conference when you attract over 1000 people into a central London venue for 8 hours solid. The Content Marketing Show run by Kelvin Newman and his team at Rough Agenda simply continues year by year to become the number one go to conference for content marketing professionals, and those interested in learning more about the discipline. At this year’s Content Marketing show, held on July 17th in the Institute of Education near Russell Square, …
  • The Power Of Social Business: How Gandys Started With The Story

    Simon Dunant
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Yesterday I spent an insightful evening at the London Evening Standard Business Connections summer event where the main speaker was Rob Forkan, who along with his brother Paul started their footwear brand Gandys after an incredible personal journey that involved the tragic loss of their parents in the 2004 sunami in Sri Lanka during a family holiday. Having survived with their two other younger siblings and finding their way couragously back to London they rebuilt their life from scratch, and built their business part time whilst Rob was working at a day job with online recruitment website…
  • Are You Connecting With The Right Social Media Influencers?

    Simon Dunant
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    When you’re trying to build connections on social media, one of the most powerful ways of using the virality of a social medium is to leverage the networks of influencers. Reaching out and nurturing relationships with bloggers and individuals that already have a highly targeted and content hungry following can get your message communicated quicker and more cost efficiently than most ad campaigns if done in the right way. At last year’s BrightonSEO conference, the leading gathering of smart marketing minds in the country,  Sean Walsh, Head Of Social Media at Leeds digital agency…
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    Search Laboratory » Blog

  • This Week in Digital…

    Becky Grainger
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    #JusticeforIain Everyone’s favourite programme, The Great British Bake Off, saw a case of sabotage this week. Usually drama free and full of sugar coated flowers, GBBO had the audience in shock this week when Iain’s ice cream was REMOVED FROM THE FREEZER! The man with the wonderful beard didn’t take the news too well and threw his melted Baked Alaska in the bin, which then led to him being voted off the show. Such controversy has caused the whole of the UK to rebel, with the BBC receiving over 550 complaints and #JusticeforIain trending on Twitter. The viewers have been accusing…
  • Le Tour de France Party

    Jean-Yves Scauri
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    Last month saw the whole of Yorkshire painted yellow. Le Tour de France which kicked off in Leeds wasn’t only an opportunity to show everybody how outstanding Yorkshire really is, but also a great excuse to gather the Search Lab troups around a mechanical bull and cocktails. We spent the day talking about how exceptionally hot it was (a distant memory now), how good the fish & chips were and how difficult it actually was to tame that beast! This is an absolutely non-SEO related entry.
  • This Week in Digital…

    Becky Grainger
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Search Labs Ice Bucket Challenge No guesses for what we are talking about this week… The ice bucket challenge has completely taken over social media and it’s all for a good cause. From George W Bush to Simon Cowell and even the Queen of fashion, Anna Wintour, have all taken the plunge (excuse the pun). The guardian have put together their ten best celebrity challenges. So far, ALS have raised over $31.5 million compared to $1.9 million for the same period last year. Our Sales & Marketing Director, Ari Nurmi, has risen to the challenge to help raise money for ALS and we can’t…
  • Real Time Bidding Uncovered

    Paul Gill
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Real-Time bidding (RTB) for advertisers is still, for the most part, online display advertising. This is placing banners, rich media or video ads online. The fundamental difference in RTB is that we’re trying to place the right ad in front of the right person at the right time. In RTB display campaigns we consider who is viewing those ads – not just which sites to place our ad on. The “real-time” element describes the time taken for our campaigns to assess user’s relevancy (i.e. should we bid to show them an ad). This is executed in milliseconds, in the time between a user…
  • Ok Google, How Has Voice Recognition Impacted on Search?

    Matt Langham
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    I’m currently not typing this article but I’m sat at my desk dictating into my iPhone. Admittedly for the length of this blog article dictating is perhaps quite tedious and my Yorkshire accent causes the odd awkward error, but I find this technology quite remarkable. It highlights how frighteningly intelligent our mobile devices have become and how the development of speech recognition technology is continuing to impress and become more sophisticated. Thankfully we are not yet at the stage in which the film, Her, becomes a reality… Whether you have an iPhone, Android, tablet or PC,…
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    Inbound Marketing Blog by inBoundio

  • inBoundio PRO V2 Launched – The ONLY White Label Inbound Marketing Software on the Web is Now Even Better

    Pushkar Gaikwad
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    Today we are launching V2 of inBoundio PRO, the only white label hosted inbound marketing software on the web. Features of inBoundio PRO Here are the features of inBoundio PRO Host it on your own domain with full source code … Read the rest The post inBoundio PRO V2 Launched – The ONLY White Label Inbound Marketing Software on the Web is Now Even Better appeared first on Inbound Marketing Blog by inBoundio.
  • Create Your Own Marketing Products — inBoundio PRO has just launched, with white labeling solution

    Pushkar Gaikwad
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    Today’s the day!  We are launching inBoundioPRO,  a white labeling solution of inBoundio. With this  powerful new tool you can create your own marketing products and solutions. Host on your own domains. Customize the product to suit your needs and … Read the rest The post Create Your Own Marketing Products — inBoundio PRO has just launched, with white labeling solution appeared first on Inbound Marketing Blog by inBoundio.
  • How to do Drip Marketing with inBoundio Software

    Pushkar Gaikwad
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:50 am
    If you are an online marketer, you are familiar with email marketing tools. Unfortunately. most of the tools like Mailchimp, Getresponse and Constant Contact only provide email marketing rather than elements to cover the complete marketing cycle. This means that  … Read the rest The post How to do Drip Marketing with inBoundio Software appeared first on Inbound Marketing Blog by inBoundio.
  • inBoundio for Marketers launched with Autoresponder and Drip Marketing

    Pushkar Gaikwad
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    If you are in a hurry, go to and start using inBoundio for marketers right now. If you want the background of why I build inBoundio for marketers and what features it has in detail, read this post. After … Read the rest The post inBoundio for Marketers launched with Autoresponder and Drip Marketing appeared first on Inbound Marketing Blog by inBoundio.
  • inBoundio Launches Affiliate Program – 20% Payout per Referral!

    Pushkar Gaikwad
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    Affiliate marketers, we have an offer for you! InBoundio now is offering 20% referral commission for any paid user, over the lifetime of the customer. How Do You Start Using Our Affiliate Program?  Simple, just register with inBoundio and you … Read the rest The post inBoundio Launches Affiliate Program – 20% Payout per Referral! appeared first on Inbound Marketing Blog by inBoundio.
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  • Ice Bucket Challenge: Why So Successful?

    JTE Staff
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    Anyone who’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media network as seen it: Video clips of athletes, celebrities and just plain old regular people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads. Each person states that they are taking the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, sometimes [...]The post Ice Bucket Challenge: Why So Successful? appeared first on .
  • Facebook: A Brief History

    JTE Staff
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    Social media has come a long way from being simple instant messaging and chatting sites. It’s even gone much farther than just supporting simple games and friend requests, which was the basis of the medium of communication in the past. Now social media sites, like Facebook, have become a world of their own, being sustained [...]The post Facebook: A Brief History appeared first on .
  • Build Your Optimal Business: TIP #10 – Networking

    JTE Staff
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
      Q: How and why should I be Networking?   A: Simply put… do you want your business to grow?   Walking into a coffee shop and striking up a conversation with a perfect stranger is not everyone’s “cup of tea” – no pun intended! With the countless channels of communication we have at our [...]The post Build Your Optimal Business: TIP #10 – Networking appeared first on .
  • Build Your Optimal Business: TIP #9 – Responsive Design

    JTE Staff
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
      Q: Should a website be developed using a “Responsive Design”? A: Do you surf the web on a mobile device?   First off, what is “Responsive Design”? This type of website design automatically detects the screen size of the device the viewer is using and adjusts the site accordingly for the easiest possible navigation. [...]The post Build Your Optimal Business: TIP #9 – Responsive Design appeared first on .
  • Build Your Optimal Business: TIP #8 – Branding

    JTE Staff
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
      Q: Why is it important to have a “brand” instead of just a “logo”? A: A brand is something that is carried throughout all marketing materials. Brand recognition!   It’s very rare that a true brand is built overnight. There are many stages of design and development that goes into just stage #1 (aka [...]The post Build Your Optimal Business: TIP #8 – Branding appeared first on .
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    The Watershed

  • How to Build a Community on Facebook for Business Part Two – Recipe for Success

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:18 am
    How to Build a Community on Facebook for Business Part Two – Recipe for Success In the first part we looked at the importance of knowing what you want to get out of having an online community presence and how to successfully get out of the starting blocks with your Facebook page. Focus and direction are key ingredients in the success of any business and they are just as essential … ReadMore This is the just the teaser, click the title to enjoy content that will allow you to blow your competition out of the water !
  • How to Build a Community on Facebook for Business Part One – The Beginning

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    How to Build a Community on Facebook for Business Part One – The Beginning If you have got to this stage then you will, hopefully, already have a good idea of what your business offers, the type of customer you are trying to reach and what it is you want to achieve by building an online community. You will also have completed your research and decided that Facebook is the … ReadMore This is the just the teaser, click the title to enjoy content that will allow you to blow your competition out of the water !
  • An Effective Social Media Plan Template : Examples

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    An Effective Social Media Plan Template : Examples I strongly believe that anything that is worth doing, is worth doing properly. Social media is no exception to this rule. At the heart of anything that is done properly is a well thought out plan. However, writing a successful plan is an art form in its own right and not everyone has an innate talent for it. So, here is  a … ReadMore This is the just the teaser, click the title to enjoy content that will allow you to blow your competition out of the water !
  • The Sales Email : How To Write Your Most Important Email

    13 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    The sales email : How to write the most important message in your campaign   Kerching! Businesses love to hear the sound of money being spent on their product or services. Even if you are a charity the sound of money is a signal that you are doing things right.   When you write a sales email, let’s face it, you are writing it in order to bring in cold, … ReadMore This is the just the teaser, click the title to enjoy content that will allow you to blow your competition out of the water !
  • Email Marketing Best Practice Guide : A story

    8 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    Email Marketing best practice guide: A story  My brother Dominic is a walking billboard for email marketing best practice without knowing it. Once I introduced him to a client and they fell around laughing at his misfortune in life. I told them I felt the same way about their email marketing campaign!   When you understand his struggles in life though and where he went wrong you can also understand … ReadMore This is the just the teaser, click the title to enjoy content that will allow you to blow your competition out of the water !
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  • 3 Back To School Lessons For Marketers

    Lindsay Arnold
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    Time to pull out the pencils and erasers, and put away the bathing suit– that’s right, it’s back to school time. But this doesn’t just affect the K-12 and post-secondary crowd. Instead of upcoming essays and exams, marketers have to ramp up for busy season and ad-heavy holidays like Black Friday and Christmas. After a low-key summer on the beach, this can be a little (or a lot) overwhelming. As students are entering new schools and grades, marketers are entering a new age of advertising – with new forms of technology and new strategies to take hold of. This can be a huge learning…
  • Who Placed It Best?: MailChimp VS Constant Contact

    Danielle Forget
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Email marketing has been around for over 20 years and is still one of the most effective tools for turning leads into dollars.  Statistics show that for every $1 spent on email marketing, the average return on investment is $44.25. Two of the most popular email marketing solutions on the market are Constant Contact and MailChimp. Take a look into the ad strategy behind these two email marketing solutions to see who placed it best … Constant Contact Prevalence Score: 44,272 Top Ad: Adstrength Score: 534,926 pts. Top Traffic Source for this ad: (Over a year on this…
  • Shifting Screens: Dunkin’ Donuts

    Lindsay Arnold
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    The morning coffee is a tradition that most people can relate to. So companies in the ‘coffee shop’ industry take this into account and put a priority on convenience to keep their customers loyal. With geo-targeting, local businesses can now connect with their target in a more precise and convenient way. It works through a smartphone’s GPS and gives marketers the ability to deliver relevant ads based on a consumer’s location.  But it’s not just used in isolation – it should be partnered with other mobile elements such as display advertising for best results.   So, how can…
  • To Click Or Not To Click: 3 Tips To Get The Conversion

    Lindsay Arnold
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    You did it! You caught the viewer’s attention. This is half the battle in a world jam-packed with advertising. But even though the viewer is now paying attention to you, you’re not necessarily guaranteed a sale – let alone even a click for that matter. This is the tricky part: making sure your ad strategy will encourage consumers to take action, and not forget about your brand. According to ComScore, the average Internet user is served 1,707 banner ads per month. Even if the consumer notices one in particular, it is likely that they won’t take any action and may never think about the…
  • Insights & Analysis: Comparative Travel Sites

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    You know the scene: It’s cold and rainy outside, you’re trapped inside at home, just dreaming of some exotic destination. Well, thanks to online travel sites, your dreaming can now easily become a reality. Gone are the days of using a travel agent – now to plan a trip, people just hop online and can book their all-inclusive getaway, or Eurotrip, in a matter of minutes. In fact, a whopping 57% of all travel reservations are now being made online! Needless to say, travel sites need to work hard to keep up with the demand and beat the competition! This month, we look at both the display…
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    RGR Marketing

  • Getting the Most Out of the Tax Settlement Leads You Buy

    Matty Byloos
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    RGR Marketing HIgh Quality B2B Leads OnlineDo You Know the Value of Your Purchased Tax Settlement Leads? For tax relief companies, buying qualified leads from a reputable source has several attractive benefits. First, investing in tax settlement leads can allow a firm to concentrate on what it does best: settling clients’ tax issues. By outsourcing the lead generation to those who specialize in gathering and qualifying leads, tax settlement specialists are able to concentrate on their core competencies, rather than taking on additional roles for which they may or may not be particularly…
  • Understanding the ABCs of a Foreclosure Defense Strategy

    Matty Byloos
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    RGR Marketing HIgh Quality B2B Leads OnlineWhat’s Your Foreclosure Defense Strategy? Many American homeowners were hit hard by the economic troubles of the past seven years. Fluctuating interest rates, loss of employment, and tumbling home values in many markets have left some homeowners wondering if succumbing to foreclosure is the only viable option. Foreclosure is a difficult process to endure. What seemed like a sound investment turns into an unbearable burden, resulting in a loss of financial stability and a compromised credit rating, not to mention plenty of heartache. However,…
  • Everything You Need to Know About Student Loan Debt Forgiveness

    Matty Byloos
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    RGR Marketing HIgh Quality B2B Leads OnlineGot the Student Loan Debt Blues? It has become exceedingly difficult to graduate from college, with a debt-free status. More than 66% of graduates earning bachelor’s degrees have substantial educational debts to repay after graduation. Depending on these newly minted graduates’ field of expertise, these debts can take years or even decades to repay. This is especially true for those entering fields where entry-level pay is low, such as education and the arts, where positions are hard to come by in general. For many, paying down these debts…
  • Updates on Mortgage Lending Numbers: Market Hits New 17-Year Low

    Matty Byloos
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    RGR Marketing HIgh Quality B2B Leads OnlineHow to Keep Your Mortgage Business Strong in a Tough Market Enthusiasm among those in the mortgage industry took a hit recently, after the Mortgage Bankers Association revealed the discouraging news that mortgage lending had dropped to a low not seen since 1997. At the end of the first quarter, the total amount lent by mortgage originators stood at $226 billion, down substantially from 2013’s first-quarter totals. What’s behind this lending slump? Rising interest rates are certainly a factor. The average interest rate for a 30-year FRM is…
  • Foreclosure Relief Scams Draw Attention From the Feds

    Matty Byloos
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    RGR Marketing HIgh Quality B2B Leads OnlineWhat’s the Deal With “Regulation O”? The Federal Trade Commission’s Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule, or “Regulation O,” was put in place to protect desperate homeowners from mortgage assistance relief services that employ underhanded or deceptive practices. Regulation O stipulates that mortgage relief firms may not collect upfront fees, and must clearly disclose pertinent information prior to signup. It also prohibits misrepresentation of services, and contains several other provisions designed to keep consumers from…
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  • Timing is Everything

    Simone Basson
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Implement Your Campaign Through This 6 Month Strategy If you’re in marketing, you would have learnt (many of us the hard way!) that sound planning leads to agility in your marketing strategy. Without constant strategising, you may miss out on valuable opportunities that are associated with shopping seasons and events such as summer, Valentine’s Day, and Christmas, to name a few. In SEO, you would want to rank for a keyword, search phrase or theme before the Christmas period, because magic doesn’t happen overnight. In order to achieve this, you have to start your SEO planning and…
  • Farewell Google Authorship – But Here’s What To Do Now

    Bridget Gersie
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    Towards the end of June, Google had bloggers and content marketers up in arms when they completely removed Google authorship photos from search results. These changes normally come as no surprise, as anyone who works in digital knows that Google giveth and Google taketh away. However, this development left more than the usual sting, seeing that Google spent considerable time and energy encouraging webmasters and content developers to make use of Google authorship, for the benefit of increased click throughs, personal branding and credibility. There was a flurry of controversy surrounding the…
  • Things (NOT) To Do With Your Christmas Marketing Campaign

    David Sanchez
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:32 am
    If you’re in the business of marketing by now you will surely have realised that it is all about Christmas this time of the year. You understand that great campaigns are not something that you can create overnight and hence the importance of planning ahead. We’ve already covered some of the most successful campaigns of 2013, some of the funniest ever Christmas advertisements and also given you some tips on how to engineer a successful marketing campaign, so on this occasion we want to give you a few tips on what NOT to do if you really want to make the most of the holiday season. So, in…
  • You Should Have Told me

    Emma Gilbey
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    Our Top 10 PR Pearls of Wisdom When venturing into PR it can feel like a bit of a minefield.  There will be an hour where every rule in the book applies and then an hour where every rule must be broken.   Almost daily the words ‘I wish someone had told me’ can float around in your head when a ‘PR crisis’ occurs.  So without further ado, here is my top 10 list of things ‘I wish someone had told me’. 1.  The importance of the little black book…. Contacts are the holy grail of PR.  It can take weeks, if not months to develop a strong relationship with a journalist – and…
  • Marketing Campaigns: Funny Christmas Advertisements

    Amandine Bouinot
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    Not everyone likes Christmas. Marketers know this, and some of them have decided to target those people. A bit of culture before the entertainment… Every year, on the 25th December, Christian countries are celebrating Christmas values. I think most of us really love Christmas for its magical spirit; all those lights, those gifts wrapped in a glittering paper that we are delighted to offer and to receive, and above all, the food… oh yes, the Christmas food ! But we need to remember that Christmas has not always been so funny. Even though we tend to forget it, Christmas is a very religious…
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  • Is Your Marketing Budget Being Used to Its Maximum Potential?

    Megan Brenig
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    Finding the sweet spots to segment a marketing budget effectively is always a process of educated guesses and lots of tweaking. And there is no be-all, end-all answer for where it should go. Markets change and brands try to keep up. That said, there are a number of less-than-effective marketing areas that your department may be watering too heavily and other more important ones that are wilting away. In this article I will highlight three places that you should make sure you are giving attention to when divvying up your marketing budget. Make new friends but keep the old Deciding whether to…
  • Inside LT: Quarterly Meetings and Going Local

    Jessie Gould
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:32 am
    LaneTerralever’s quarterly meetings are noteworthy affairs, complete with food, friends, and entertainment. We all pile into our cars in the middle of the day and travel to the designated venue – in this case, the Heard Museum, just down the street from our Phoenix office (if you haven’t been recently, they have some fantastic new exhibits). Here’s a snapshot of what went down at our event last week. We’re all Localists Local First Arizona serves to connect individuals with locally owned businesses to improve our community and economy. Their new Localist program offers members VIP…
  • The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Campaign and Why It’s So Successful

    Megan Brenig
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    In the midst of the success of the ALS ice bucket challenge, we decided to break down the marketing ingredients that have made the online media movement such a hit. What is it exactly that makes this campaign so successful while others crash and burn? While there is no way to guarantee a viral campaign, there are some steps you can take to spice up your odds. Here’s how the ALS challenge found success. They defined the idea The Ice Bucket Challenge concept is simple: Donate to ALS and/or douse yourself with freezing cold water. Narrow your idea to one cause and one call to action.
  • How to keep your interns after graduation

    Jessie Gould
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    According to a 2014 CareerXroads report, of the interns who are actually full-time material, only 32% accept full-time job offers. Why is that number so low? Aren’t internships supposed to be a sustainable recruiting method? I held internships all through my college years. My friends all held internships too. But at the end of the four years, you are faced with the decision to choose what you’re going to do with your life. Here are the main reasons interns stick with the companies they intern with. They’re growing Interns stay because they know they are not just free/cheap labor. From…
  • Apps that Help You Help Yourself: Do Incentives Work?

    Megan Brenig
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    The ‘help me help myself’ concept is nothing new. Humans have always sought to improve themselves. We vow, again and again and especially on New Year’s Day, to quit smoking, take up running, go green, save more cash, consume fewer calories—in short, to nix bad habits and establish good ones. Until recently, we relied mostly on willpower to keep those New Year’s resolutions. But now, consumers are discovering new ways to nudge themselves toward better habits. The behavioral psychology approach by B.F. Skinner developed in the 1920’s suggested that by repeatedly rewarding good…
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    Wired Advisor eMarketing Blog

  • WA08: Mike Stelzner – Founder of Social Media Examiner

    Stephanie Sammons
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    In this episode of the Wired Advisor Podcast, I interview Mike Stelzner. Mike is the founder of the hugely popular blog, Social Media Examiner and top ranking Social Media Marketing Podcast! When it comes to social media for marketers, Mike Stelzner is a leading authority. The Social Media Examiner blog is THE definitive source for social media marketing, known for its high quality contributors and in-depth “how-to” articles. Check Out the Upcoming Social Media Success (Virtual) Summit Mike has organized his 6th annual Social Media Success Summit which takes place in…
  • WA07: Philip Taylor – Financial Blogger and FinCon Founder

    Stephanie Sammons
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    Philip Taylor, better known as PTMoney, is recognized in the world of personal finance as a top blogger and community builder. He’s also the founder of FinCon, a conference that brings together hundreds of financial professionals who want to get smarter about growing and monetizing their digital presence! Philip is a local friend. He lives in the Dallas area close by, and we’ve been talking “money and media” for several years together. Wired Advisor is going to be a media partner to this year’s FinCon Conference, taking place in September down in New Orleans. If…
  • How to Follow-up With Your Social Media Connections

    Stephanie Sammons
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    In all things with relationships, follow up is the fuel for the engine to work, so to speak. This analogy works well in discussions when the question arise – “How do I properly follow up from a social media connection I’ve made?”. You could ask this question in a different way. Is there an optimal process for taking social connections “offline” (from social) to connect more meaningfully to explore a new relationship opportunity. Remember, the opportunities you’re looking for are not all about sales – but also about building rapport with new…
  • Morningstar Sessions – Interviews from the 2014 Conference

    Stephanie Sammons
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    I conducted 5 interviews with forward-thinking financial professional who are embracing the digital revolution at the 2014 Morningstar Investment Conference. Below are the notes from the series of interviews as well as access to listen to each. Subscribe to The Wired Advisor Podcast and get all episodes directly on your mobile device: Click here to subscribe to the Wired Advisor Podcast in iTunes Click here to subscribe on Stitcher Radio (for Android devices) Interview with Cathy Curtis, CFP® Cathy Curtis is the Founder and CEO of Curtis Financial Planning. She focuses on women investors…
  • Announcing The Wired Advisor Podcast for the Digital Financial Professional

    Stephanie Sammons
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    I’m thrilled to announce the official launch of the Wired Advisor Podcast! Click here to subscribe to the Wired Advisor Podcast in iTunes. Click here to subscribe on Stitcher Radio (for Android devices) The Wired Advisor Podcast is dedicated to helping financial advisors, investment professionals, industry executives and entrepreneurs THRIVE in a wired world. The podcast includes weekly interviews with financial industry thought leaders and innovators, as well as Stephanie’s own personal insights, observations, and strategies for building digital influence with today’s tech…
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  • Google plus Authorship No longer available

    Adesh Saxena
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    This is a very sad news in SEO industry that Google plus Authorship is No longer available . John Mueller update on Google plus: I’ve been involved since we first started testing authorship markup and displaying it in search results. We’ve gotten lots of useful feedback from all kinds of webmasters and users, and we’ve tweaked, updated, and honed recognition and displaying of authorship information. Unfortunately, we’ve also observed that this information isn’t as useful to our users as we’d hoped, and can even distract from those results. With this in mind,…
  • Matt Cutts does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Adesh Saxena
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Ice Bucket Challenge…. the most viral activity spread through Social Media. Matt Cutts head of web spam team at google also participate in this challenge. Lets see how Cutts carrying the ICE bucket and making this moment unforgettable. The post Matt Cutts does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge appeared first on Devetol.
  • How Do Social Signals Help Your Online Marketing?

    Adesh Saxena
    2 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Social Signals are a crucial factor in the growth of your Online Marketing whether you use Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or other social network. In this video Ali discusses how being active throughout Social Media can help drive more sees to you website. I my opinion social signals have both a direct and indirect impact on organic search ranking. Direct impact comes from:. Number of individuals that like your brand on Facebook. Facebook shares. Twitter followers. Number of tweets discussing your company name or including a link to your website. Number of people who “have you in…
  • Infographics Creator Tool

    Adesh Saxena
    4 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    An information graphic (infographic) is a graph of a data set or collection of various information over one place. An infographic takes a huge amount of information in text or numerical type and then condenses it into a mixup of images and text, enabling audiences to easily understand the important data includes. Infographics look like they were easy to make are commonly anything but. Creating something lovely and quickly understandable in Photoshop is typically beyond the limits that time allows. Which is why it’s occasionally helpful to utilize a quick and dirty infographics device to…
  • High PR Forum Marketing List and benefit of Forum Postings

    Adesh Saxena
    20 Jun 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Forum Marketing is the good way to generate targeted traffic to your site for sharing and promoting your company. Forum Marketing is a good way to begin marketing as well as advertising since user discussion online forums are quick to register and need no money to be a member. Forum Submission is not just utilized for advertising purposes however also useful to draw the energetic traffic to a web site. Forums world is good platform to work with different peoples in your field. Benefits of Forum Postings: • Forum link building/Posting service is a SEO strategy which assists in…
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  • 25 Vital Facebook Stats for Social Media Marketers

    Jesse Aaron
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    Facebook is a massive social networking platform that reaches into nearly every aspect of users’ online and offline lives. This networking giant acquires businesses that offer features it doesn’t currently have, and is constantly morphing into something that transcends social media. When you think online marketing, it’s nearly impossible to miss Facebook. In fact, many businesses consider Facebook their only online marketing strategy – although we shouldn’t put all our eggs in one basket - but this reliance on the platform demonstrates just how influential it is. The…
  • The Last 3: Social Media Post Benchmarks

    Jesse Aaron
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    There are many different ways to approach a Facebook post. A company may make it informational, offering times and dates for upcoming events. Or it could be solicitous, asking fans’ opinions about this or that aspect of a particular industry. Sometimes, it’s even outrageous, with a crazy picture or funny story that’s designed to draw people in. Whatever the approach, the goal for all company Facebook pages is the same: driving engagement. Here’s a look at three recent posts from five very different Facebook pages, which demonstrates how and why their engagement attempts work. The…
  • 3 New Strides in Social Media Advertising

    Jesse Aaron
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    Although Facebook seems to garner the lion’s share of talk when it comes to social media advertising, the major player isn’t the only game in town. Those seeking to market their own products and services, or others’ brands, are starting to see opportunities in other social media channels. This is causing a major switch in the behavior of strategists when it comes to getting the word out via paid advertising on social media. Three of the most significant developments are highlighted in this article. 1. Snapchat and LinkedIn Have Become More Attractive Mediums for Advertising Certainly,…
  • The Highest Converting Images to Use on Social Media Networks

    Jesse Aaron
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    You’ve done everything you can think of to boost your conversion rate via social media, or at least that’s what you think. You follow all the social networking best practices, you post at the optimal times, and you follow back everyone who follows you. But are you using the right pictures? I hate to be the one to bring you a reality check, but you know that super-attractive happy looking woman holding a toothbrush? That’s what sells, that’s what grabs the majority of the general public’s attention. Is this how you hold a toothbrush? DO WE REALLY GET THIS EXCITED TO…
  • 10 Songs to Increase Productivity and Help You Work

    Jesse Aaron
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    Music is probably only second to coffee as the best tool available to get you to buckle down, stop procrastinating and finally get some work done. Thankfully the days of sitting in your cubicle and waiting for the radio to play a good song are long gone. There are now plenty of tools available to find the perfect music for what you’re doing. Music the influences moods and activities, such as being energetic and productive, are easily accessible. However, having nearly every recorded tune in the history of civilization at your fingertips can be a bit intimidating and might actually be a…
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    Tamar SEO and Social Blog

  • Viral Trend Alert: #ALSIceBucketChallenge

    Isobel Capelin
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    No doubt your Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr newsfeeds are currently being dominated with numerous videos of people you know, and people you don’t, having ice cold water poured over them. Look up “viral content” in the dictionary and the Ice Bucket Challenge will no doubt be one of the top examples. Internet Sensation Although the basic idea of being covered in cold water is not exactly new, the challenge shifted focus towards ALS and took hold of the Internet on July 15th 2014 when it was completed live on air on The Today Show. Between June 1st and August 13th, there were more than…
  • Tamar’s #DigitalHistory – The Story of YouTube

    Henry Elliss
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:39 am
    Today we launch the latest infographic in our #DigitalHistory series – a series which has so far seen us illustrate the story of facebook and Google in two beautiful and in-depth infographics. Having looked at two of the most famous names online, it makes perfect sense for YouTube to be the focus of our newest release. After all, over a billions users around the globe use the site every month – there are only a handful of sites who can boast numbers like that. View the full infographic. YouTube celebrated their 9th anniversary earlier in the year, and that’s not the only big…
  • Pigeon update to help with local search results

    Aarti Ohri
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    The latest Pigeon algorithm update released on the 24th of July, focuses on boosting your businesses local search rankings, rather than concentrating on penalising low-quality content, as with the previous algorithm updates. Now, a business with a strong backlink profile and a high page authority will naturally fall on the first few results pages of Google when searched. The ultimate aim of this update is to ensure customers are provided with more relevant, useful and accurate local search results than ever before. The Pigeon update currently only affects US English results but is expected…
  • Big changes with Google: HTTPs as a ranking signal

    Asad Imam
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    In what appears to be one of the major reshuffles in its algorithm this year, Google has announced on its official webmaster blog that they will be using HTTPs as a ranking signal, albeit in a small way. This is not something Google has come up with off the cuff. They have been building a case for it through tests on their own services; remember Google rolled out Gmail with default HTTPS in 2011. In some of the more recent examples Google have actively promoted the practise during its annual software conference called Google I/O. Furthermore, they have been testing on a set of sites with…
  • Facebook: Searching to become the next Google

    Valentin Boulan
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    Last week, Mark Zuckerberg announced his ambition to turn Facebook into a competitor to search engines like Google and Bing. Zuckerberg highlighted the work which has been done towards improving the social network’s ability to display relevant content, revealing his plan to encourage users to stay on Facebook for longer, and utilize the site beyond its social media function. Obviously, each online platform has its own strengths and limitations when it comes to search. Hence, you’ll get significantly diverse results whether you’re using Google, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc. As a test,…
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    ROI Factor Blog

  • How to Optimize Local Business for Search

    Austin Paley
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    How to Optimize Local Business for Search Whether you are a small retail store or a large business that offers services, if you have an office or a store, having your online presence optimized to drive local sales can help take you to the next level. Particularly with Google algorithm updates like Pigeon giving preference to businesses in the areas they operate in, it is important that you take the time to make sure that your local business is easily found by people searching not only for your business, but also for the local products or services that you offer. Most businesses are aware that…
  • SEO Strategies for New Websites

    Brendon Rowe
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
      SEO Strategies for New Websites Whether or not you're launching a website for an existing business or one that is starting from scratch, making sure that SEO is being correctly included site-wide on a new website can be a difficult proposition. While SEO is a long term investment, giving yourself a strong platform to build on is one of the most important parts of doing good SEO that will help put your business on the right path from as soon as a new site goes live. Today's question deals with the issue of SEO for new websites - with a user wanting to know: What are some SEO tactics I…
  • Turning Social Media Campaigns into Online Sales

    Kate Endres
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Your company has taken the plunge into the social media community. You’re publishing on Facebook, Twitter, and a few other social platforms that are relevant to your business. Whether it is through organic or paid efforts, or both, of course, your following is increasing consistently month over month, and your users are starting to engage with your content. Your brand name is getting out there, boosting the strength of your brand, but why did you initially agree to join the social community? Sales. You want your social community to learn more about your product offering, and ultimately…
  • Social Media Marketing: Digital Agency vs Internal

    Angelina Concialdi
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    So you've got yourself a great business but want to take it to the next level. You'll need to expand your traditional marketing strategy to include digital marketing channels like social media marketing. But what are your options here? Should you hire a social media manager to work in-house; someone who's creative, communicates well, and is enthusiastic about the power of social marketing? Or would you be better suited to hand over your business' social marketing campaign to a digital agency, with a team of social media experts at the ready? It may seem that hiring internally is the best and…
  • SEO Tactics to Help Build Any Online Brand Presence

    Brendon Rowe
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
      SEO Tactics to Help Build Any Online Brand Presence Great search engine optimization has evolved dramatically in the last few years. While good SEO used to be measured solely in search engine result page rankings, it has now reached a point where it encompasses so much more than just that. One of the biggest additions to modern SEO is the need to use it in conjunction with branding. When done correctly, this can translate into not only great search engine rankings, but better overall brand recognition and increasing amounts of direct traffic. Today's question addresses this new issue…
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    The Internet Marketing Blog of Jon Leuty For Making Money Online

  • How to Get 47 Leads a Day and 5 Sales a Week

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:37 am
    How to Get 47 Leads a Day and 5 Sales a Week How would you like to Discover…. 2 ‘MUST HAVE’ Tools For Getting BIGGER and FASTER Results… How To Know Which 3 Marketing Strategies Are Best For You…. How To Tie Everything Together To Start Getting Daily Leads & New Members Every Week… Imagine the difference having this knowledge would make to YOUR business. Well, you are in the right place, register for a FREE recording of one of our Prosperity Team Webinars below and you will gain immediate access to this life changing information to turbocharge your…
  • How do You Actually Make Money Online

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:08 am
    How do You Actually Make Money Online Hey Jon Leuty here again, and in today’s Blog post I would like to Introduce you to a mentor of mine, Chris Farrell from Chris Farrell Membership. Chris’s membership program has been voted the best Internet Marketing Training Program for the last 4 years in a row, so he is well worth listening to. Personally I have learnt an awful lot from Chris’s teachings in the last few years and would highly recommend him to anybody who is looking to make money online, especially if you are a beginner. Anyway that’s enough from me, click on the…
  • The List That Changes Lives

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The List That Changes Lives Nothing happens without a reason. I don’t care how talented you are… how many connections you have… how great you are at marketing or business or commerce… if you don’t have a REASON to succeed, then you won’t ever do what it takes to get where you want to go. We’re ALL like this, too. You, me and everyone else. When I was getting started I had to find my “why.” Luckily, it was pretty easy. I hated my daily commute to work. I hated working for some idiot who wasn’t even qualified to pour water out of a…
  • How to Start Your Own Home Based Business TODAY!

    15 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    How to Start Your Own Home Based Business TODAY! Hey, are you struggling to start a home based business? Have you looked around for a while and come across a variety of MLM,s, Pyramid Schemes and Biz-ops? and your unable to find the answers you’re looking for. Well, I’m here to tell you today that you are in the right place, right now! Hey, this is Jon Leuty from  just out on my early morning run this morning and decided to do this quick video for you because I know what it’s like when you’re struggling to start a home based business ok?.
  • 6 Steps to Help You Choose the Right Affiliate Marketing Program for You

    14 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
    6 Steps to Help You Choose the Right Affiliate Marketing Program for You The ease of which you can buy and sell products and services online these days, has made it possible for ANYBODY to start an affiliate marketing business. However starting an affiliate marketing business and making money as an affiliate marketer are 2 different things altogether. First of all, lets examine what we mean when we say “affiliate marketing“. Affiliate marketing is an online business model where you can make money without having a product of your own. Basically you sell other peoples’s products…
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    Marco Moeschter

  • Learn the three things you must have if you want to get results.

    Marco Moeschter
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    Learn the three things you must have if you want to get results.     In this video you’ll learn: - what you really need and what your customer really need / solve their problem - 3 conversion hacks you must have if you want to get results - how you can use it in your business   Marco Moeschter     Still have questions? Add me on Facebook:   The post Learn the three things you must have if you want to get results. appeared first on Marco Moeschter.
  • Converting videos made simple!

    Marco Moeschter
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
     Converting videos made simple!   In this video you’ll learn: - why you need to convert your videos - which program I use for converting videos - how to use handbrake     Marco Moeschter     Still have questions? Add me on Facebook: The post Converting videos made simple! appeared first on Marco Moeschter.
  • Spy on your competitors website’s traffic sources & uncover their online marketing strategies!

    Marco Moeschter
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Spy on your competitors website’s traffic sources & uncover their online marketing strategies!     In this video you’ll learn: - introduction to a site to spy on your competitors site  - how the site works / how you can compare website traffic - where get those marketers their traffic from     Marco Moeschter     Still have questions? Add me on Facebook:   The post Spy on your competitors website’s traffic sources & uncover their online marketing strategies! appeared first on…
  • Great Successful people who failed at first and what you can learn from it!

    Marco Moeschter
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Great Successful people who failed at first and what you can learn from it!     In this video you’ll learn: - successful people who failed  - example of famous people who failed - what you can learn from it   Marco Moeschter     Still have questions? Add me on Facebook:   The post Great Successful people who failed at first and what you can learn from it! appeared first on Marco Moeschter.
  • The most important thing you can do is build your email list!

    Marco Moeschter
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    The most important thing you can do is build your email list!           In this video you’ll learn: - The most important thing you can do is build your email list. - Build a relationship with your list - Spend time writing your emails       Marco Moeschter   Still have questions? Add me on Facebook:     The post The most important thing you can do is build your email list! appeared first on Marco Moeschter.
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    WiderFunnel Marketing Conversion Optimization

  • How Culture Produces Great Work and Attracts A-Players

    Chris Goward
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    Why does my 2-year-old iPhone battery die in 3 hours? Why are household appliances built with such poor quality these days? Remember your parents’ washing machine? It lasted for decades. Today, they barely last 5 years. And don’t even think about repairing them. It’s cheaper to replace the whole thing. In some industries, quality seems to have gone out of style. That’s a problem I hear marketers complain about in their digital agencies too. How many times have you been disappointed? You should expect high quality service from your partners and agencies, but it’s…
  • What is the purpose of branding?

    Chris Goward
    22 Jun 2014 | 9:50 am
    Marketers are a confused bunch.   Tweet this:Marketers are a confused bunchTweet In what other industry do professionals disagree so vehemently about the basic goal of their work? Do engineers debate whether their buildings should stand up or fall down? Do accountants wring their hands over whether their beans should add up? Do teachers wonder whether it’s important for their students to learn stuff? Nope. But ask 12 marketers what the goal of their job is and you’ll get 13 answers. Today, let’s see if we can find a workable definition for the purpose of branding…
  • Seven Answers Conversion Optimizers Want to Know

    Chris Goward
    31 May 2014 | 10:01 am
    Have you been to Bucharest? I hadn’t until last week, and I have to say, I loved it! The GPeC eCommerce Summit organizers invited me to keynote at their 500+ attendee conference and, due to popular demand, I also did a workshop the following day with 200+ registrants. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised by the quality of content, merchants and technology environment there. They’re also a very warm, inviting and open community of marketers. If you get a chance, I totally recommend checking out Romania on your next European vacation. During the event, one of the…
  • The Surprising Power of Testing your Gut Instinct for Business

    Chris Goward
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    You can’t analyze how a great painting makes you feel. You can’t compute the beauty of a sunset. There’s no algorithm for the ocean’s majesty. Similarly, some of the best ideas in business come in a wonderful, inexplicable flashes of insight. I was in New York for a couple days this week and then in Tofino, a beautiful beach town perched on a rock outcropping on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. The experience of the ocean, wind, rain, fog, sun and golden eagles can’t be explained. It must be felt. I think it was particularly poignant in contrast to New…
  • Test Being Different To Make Massive Gains

    Chris Goward
    2 Mar 2014 | 9:08 am
    Or, How to Warm Your Head in Winter and Lift Your Conversion Rate Liv Tyler wearing a toque I’m going to tell you two things today: 1. A “toque” is a kind of knitted hat worn in Canada in winter 2. To make big wins, sometimes you need to try something different. The other day, my daughter decided that her grandma’s tea cozy would make a good toque. It wasn’t because the other kids were wearing tea cozies on their heads – it wasn’t a new trend and she wasn’t following fashion. She just felt like trying something different. And you know what? It…
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  • The 101 Best WordPress Plugins — For Anything & Everything

    Mahesh Mohan
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    You may already know that WordPress is the darling of bloggers, and that it is the most popular Content Management System (CMS). WordPress powers more than 17% of the web and its users produce about 41.7 million new posts and 60.5 million new comments each month. Amazing, huh? If you are completely new to WordPress, and is serious about blogging, then you would have heard of WordPress Plugins and must be wondering what a ‘Plugin’ is! A Plugin is nothing but a tool (or an extension) that allows you to enhance your WordPress blog. It makes your blog more functional, useful, and…
  • 7 Blogging Years. 7 Blogging Lessons. 7 Blogging Tips.

    Mahesh Mohan
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Yes, that’s right! It’s the 7th Blogoversary of Minterest. I started Minterest ( as a personal finance blog back in 2006 and later in August 2007 I started blogging about “Money, Internet, Investing” (yes, that was the first tagline of Minterest and now as you can see it’s — tech. marketing. mashups.). To be honest it was “Just another WordPress site” literally and I was simply rehashing topics that were of “My interest“. But there is one thing… I was learning. I loved WordPress and that experience from…
  • The Email Marketing Handbook – 101+ Resources, Tips, Strategies & Tools

    Mahesh Mohan
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    If you’ve been following Minterest for some time, you might have noticed that I haven’t published any blog posts related to “Email Marketing” till date. The primary reason is that I do not have a newsletter… yet. In fact, I hate email marketers,  as I consider 90% of them as spammers. But it’s also true that email marketing is more important now than ever. It’s like we live in a new era of Email Marketing 2.0. That exactly is the reason why your favorite blogs and websites are too keen to collect your email so that they can add you to…
  • Microsoft OneDrive vs. Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Amazon Cloud Drive vs. Box vs. Mega [Comparison]

    Mahesh Mohan
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    If you’re an active internet user then it’s more likely that you’re using a cloud storage service (or an online backup service). If you’re not using that then you’re going to need it. A cloud storage service can be useful to you in several ways. For instance, it can save the disk space on your PC if you store your photos and videos online. Also, it can be used as a backup service so that your files are all safe in the cloud even if your computer hard drive crashes. And yeah, today cloud storage service has become increasingly popular because of their cross-platform support.
  • Write Today; Monetize Tomorrow! [Blogging Tips]

    Mahesh Mohan
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:37 am
    A recent blog post by Jim Connolly inspired me to write this blog post. In that blog post he mentioned about a best selling Kickstarter book written by the awesomest Seth Godin. When people said it took Seth 3 hours to write that book Seth said it took him around 8 years. Yes! That’s how long it took him, writing blog posts almost every day, to build a big enough community to reach his Kickstarter target in 3 hours. You know what? It applies to blogging as well. I’ve noticed a gazillion “How To Start A Blog In 5 Minutes” videos and tutorials. But the reality is that it…
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  • Top 6 Duplicate Content Checkers That Are Fast and Brilliant

    Irfan Saleem
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    Plagiarizing is a serious offense in the real world. It has led to people losing the respect of their peers, their degrees, their jobs and some may even have to deal with legal percussions. So if plagiarism is such a huge crime in the offline world, why do people assume it won’t be the same case in the online world? In fact, duplicate content on your site can seriously harm it. To take care of
  • 6 Free Flash Cards Maker Websites That Aren't Ordinary

    Kamran Khan
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Studying for a test rarely goes without stress and struggles. Students have to memorize tons of information they may (but probably won’t) need in future. There are many modern tools that help them study more effectively, but the classic method of using flash cards will always remain effective. The only problem is that the process of creating flash cards takes a lot of time on its own, but that’s
  • 6 Online Texting Websites for Worldwide Instant Delivery

    Irfan Saleem
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    SMS messages have become a key utility in today’s world, with billions of people sending them each day.In fact, 74% of all mobile phone users send and receive text messages every day. One text message contains 160 characters, including spaces. Some cell phones have full keyboards to facilitate texting, while others has a numeric keypad that has to be tapped repeatedly to get to certain alphabets
  • 5 Best Free Cloud Storage Providers to Help You Make a Choice

    Irfan Saleem
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    Cloud storage now plays a crucial role in your modern, mobile lives. With more and more people using multiple computing devices like computers, laptops and smartphones, it seems absurd to have your data locked away in just one device. Cloud services frees you from these shackles and makes sure that you can access the files you want no matter where you are. There is an incredible amount of free
  • 5 Free Online Whiteboards That Are Collaborative Too

    Irfan Saleem
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    These real-time collaborative, online interaction tools can make everyone’s work easier, whether they be teachers working together with their students or a group of colleagues working on a project together. Not everyone can be at the same place at the same time and these tools just make everything so much easier and faster for them. Here are the top 5 free online whiteboards to allow different
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  • How to Be Happy in Life

    Robb Corbett
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:29 pm
    <== share over there (thanks!) How to Be Happy in Life Have you ever become upset and frustrated with yourself because for some reason you just can not figure out how to be happy in life? You see other people and they look like they are having a ball, loving life and happy as can be… and you wonder why you can’t be that way also? The truth is that like anything in life Happiness is something you have to work at... It is a decision you make. You must set being happy as a... Read more
  • Don’t Kill Yourself Creating Your Dream Life

    Robb Corbett
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    Don’t Kill Yourself Creating Your Dream Life Most people who try to create and do BIG things with their lives are the “A” type personality people… the Drivers… the Movers and Shakers! The type of people who demand success from themselves and they want it to happen now! The type of people who are constantly pushing themselves… always moving forward with new ideas… and who always demand perfection. And while being driven like this is a good thing, it can also be a very... Read more
  • Daily Motivator – Get Where You Want By Starting Where You Are

    Robb Corbett
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Daily Motivator – Get Where You Want By Starting Where You Are Everyone who ever accomplished anything in life did so by starting where they were. The opportunity to create the lifestyle you desire is right in front of you now. Never wait for everything to be just right before you start on your journey towards accomplishing your goals. You will never have all the answers. The key to success is to get started... to take that first step. When you do the next step will appear in front... Read more
  • Discover Why You Fail to Achieve Your Goals

    Robb Corbett
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    <= share over there (thanks) Discover Why You Fail to Achieve Your Goals When it comes to achieving goals, the cold hard fact is that 99% of people fail! Why is this? If you could sum the reason up in 1 word it would be IMPATIENCE! People want everything now… we live in an instant gratification world. Take the microwave for example… we have an incredible tool that will allow you too cook a meal in under 2 minutes instead of an hour in the oven, but we still stand by it... Read more
  • August 2014 Inspirational & Motivational Posters

    Robb Corbett
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Welcome to August 2014′s collection of Inspirational and Motivational Posters. Feel free to save them, copy them and share them… But most of all apply them to your life! If you click on the motivational poster you like it will enlarge it and then you can right click and hit save as to save it to your computer, etc.               If you enjoy this collection of Inspirational and Motivational Posters do me a favor and share... Read more
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  • Understanding Google’s Decision to Remove Authorship Photos

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    Google has decided to fully remove the alluring authorship photos that you would have seen within the search results. In announcing this change, Google’s John Mueller stated that this measure from Google is a part of its mission to clean up the visual design of the company’s search results. The company is now bent upon bringing about an enhanced mobile experience and a design that is consistent across several devices. The present move is aimed at simplifying the way authorship is shown in mobile and desktop search results. While the profile photo and circle counts are removed now,…
  • Google’s Initiatives on Reconsideration Request Reject Notices

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:40 am
    Google’s Matt Cutts has stated that the company’s spam team has been actively engaged in enhancing communications with the site owners who have faced reconsideration request rejections. The notices issued to them seem to have been given a sort of personal touch in a way clearly stating the reasons why the reconsideration request was rejected. These notices do carry a good amount of useful inputs from the reviewer section. You will be able to see such additional data popping up from time to time to guide you with the necessary course of action. At the same time, all the rejection…
  • Revamp Your Site to Comply with Google’s Paradigms

    17 Aug 2014 | 1:29 am
    Sites engaged in redirecting the mobile URLs to their homepage will need to rethink revising their strategies since Google has taken a tough stand to penalize those found doing so. Google’s stand in this regard has been clearly explained by the company’s penalty expert Casey Markee. He has indicated that if the sites are depending on mobile-only redirects that guide an original URL just to the home page, they may eventually be penalized. As of now Google is only including a note in the search results. Once Google implements the recent decision in full swing, it shall certainly affect the…
  • About Google’s Advice on Site Moves

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    In a recent move, Google has released some useful guidelines to make site moves much easier for webmasters. Google’s highly descriptive advice comes to the aid of site administrators by giving a comprehensive coverage on the fundamentals of moving a site. In addition, the search engine giant has also spoken about addressing the mobile devices’ needs and also regarding responsive design. Specifically, Google has implied that it is much useful to use the 302 redirect while moving from a mobile compatible design to a responsive or dynamic serving web design. In answering the query of a…
  • Important things and FAQs About SEO

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    What is Search Engine Optimization? Search engines made their way into the internet technology in the middle of 1990s. Once a search query is typed in the search box of the browser, search engines swiftly crawl through the websites in their database and index them instantly based on the keywords in their content to be displayed in the search results. The more the number of keywords in the content of sites, the higher were their rankings in the search results. At some point, someone discovered that some changes carried out in the pages will get them ranked high. SEO refers to the set of…
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    Working From Home Ideas

  • Which Kindle To Buy?: a Review of 5 Kindle Fires

    10 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    So which kindle to buy? As you will observe below each kindle device has its pro and cons and people’s selection as to whether to buy one kindle fire or the other depends mainly on their needs at the time being plus the cost. Some of the things to consider in selecting the best kindle include: battery Read more [...]The post Which Kindle To Buy?: a Review of 5 Kindle Fires appeared first on Working From Home Ideas.Related posts:5 Best Places For Free Kindle Books UK
  • 100 Mothers Day Quotes: Top Best, Funny, Famous & Cute Quotes

    26 May 2014 | 9:04 am
    Choosing the right mothers day quote can complement your relationship with your loved mom. The quote should be made more personal so as to add a perspective, which cannot be stated in journaling. A perfect quote will express feelings and emotions that you can revisit every time you see the pictures Read more [...]The post 100 Mothers Day Quotes: Top Best, Funny, Famous & Cute Quotes appeared first on Working From Home Ideas.Related posts:Mothers Day Card Ideas? :Best 10 Gifts Ideas
  • 5 Best Places For Free Kindle Books UK

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:17 pm
    5 Best Places Where Can You Get Free Kindle Books UK? Looking for Free Kindle Books UK? Apparently, the only way to get an e-Book is online, but there are specific sites that will assure you of accessing both free and. The best online resources for getting free  kindle books are; Amazon Kindle Read more [...]The post 5 Best Places For Free Kindle Books UK appeared first on Working From Home Ideas.Related posts:Which Kindle To Buy?: a Review of 5 Kindle Fires
  • Mothers Day Card Ideas? :Best 10 Gifts Ideas

    18 Mar 2014 | 3:56 am
    Mother’s day is here again,this is a special day to remember our mothers and if you have not yet figured out the best gift to buy for your mom, this post is for you.  Note that you can also take advantage of free shipping benefits with Amazon Prime. Mothers Day Gift Card Ideas: Mothers Day Cards Among Read more [...]The post Mothers Day Card Ideas? :Best 10 Gifts Ideas appeared first on Working From Home Ideas.Related posts:100 Mothers Day Quotes: Top Best, Funny, Famous & Cute Quotes
  • Social Media Marketing Strategy: Social Media Tips and Strategies

    25 Nov 2013 | 1:53 am
    What’s your Social Media Marketing Strategy : Integrate social media into your plans for lead generation, increased traffic and revenue. Tips revealed   Facebook Social Media Strategy:How to Succeed on Facebook 5 Simple Secrets to B2B Lead Generation on Facebook from HubSpot All-in-one Read more [...]The post Social Media Marketing Strategy: Social Media Tips and Strategies appeared first on Working From Home Ideas.No related posts.
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  • The Road to Success Through Paid Social Media - #infographic #Marketing

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:56 am
    This infographic titled "The Road to Success Through Paid Social Amplification" created by gryffin media will familiarize you with some basic information and suggestions for helping your message reach the right audience, and turning that outreach into revenue.Click image to view a larger version.Article hat tip: jltcreative.Show Your Love, Connect With Us On Social Media: Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter
  • How to Leverage Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest for Real Estate Marketing - #infographic #SocialMedia

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Social media has become a giant in internet marketing, development and client relations in the last decade. Here are some (Canada based) stats and facts, as well as some useful tips to help you utilize Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest to better your real estate experience.infographic courtesy of rentseeker.Click on image to view a larger versionShow Your Love, Connect With Us On Social Media: Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter
  • How to Create Influential Brand Advocates - #infographic

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:48 am
    A satisfied customer is the most effective advertisement, but creating brand advocates has to do with more than just offering a great product. Customers want to have a relationship with your brand, and it's your job to make that possible.This infographic from RapidAdvance proposes 5 tips on how to create influential brand advocates.Show Your Love, Connect With Us On Social Media: Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter
  • 3 Powerful Content Creation Strategies for Social Media Marketers - #infographic

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    In this infographic quicksprout visualizes 3 powerful content marketing strategies that can help your business prosper.Show Your Love, Connect With Us On Social Media: Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter
  • #Selfie Boom: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - #Infographic #SocialMedia

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Selfies are everywhere.It doesn't matter where you look. Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, Whatsapp, Facebook. Selfies are breaking records and being turned into piece of wall-art.But where did it all begin, and how will it end?Get the answers in this infographic titled "Selfie Boom: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly" which comes courtesy of TeenSafe.Some amazing stats about selfies:Selfies take up 1/3 of all photos taken by young people.The first incarnation of the modern selfie was the "Myspace pic", popular from 2005 - 2008.Though studies have shown teens prefer other social media apps to…
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  • 17 Surefire ways to Increasing Website Speed & Conversions

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Time is our most valuable asset. This is the reason why we spend more on technology from higher spec smartphones to expensive internet connection to productivity apps and like all these things, the website speed matters too. Nothing is more frustrating than clicking on a website URL and then checking your clock to see how long you’ve been waiting for it to load. When your customers visit your website, you only have few seconds to capture their attention, with a slow loading website, all of your marketing budget goes to waste when you lose customers on their first visit. Why is Speed…
  • The Defintive Guide to Blogger Outreach (Part 1 of 2)

    Salman Aslam
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Relationship building is the key towards a successful digital marketing strategy. As content marketers and link builders, the ability to identify and connect with key influencers and decision makers in your industry plays an important role in your success online. But wait, if you’re one of those who think  ‘guest blogging is dead’.  Well, at least according to Matt Cutts.  I bet you didn’t check out this post from Groove HQ “How We’ve Reached More Than1 Million People by Guest Blogging.” The thing is that guest blogging was being practiced for a number of…
  • 10 Ways to Capture and Generate Leads Online from Website

    9 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    It is the dream of every business owner to have a website that generates leads for their business. I respect this desire however as they say Hoping is not a Strategy, you have to take action. A website must Do Something, it cannot just act as a brochure, eating up your budget in hosting and domain renewals. It must generate leads for your business which you can nurture and prospects. Today we’ll focus on this marketing challenge ie. How to Generate Leads. There are people who have figured it out and are doing it very well, while others just don’t get it. There are 10 Ways which…
  • The Essential Social Media Design & Sizing Cheat Sheet

    Salman Aslam
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you’ve been active on social media for a while, or you just made your accounts, you’ll realize that when it comes social media, visual content and social media go together like French fries and dip sauce, and all comes down to the last pixel. Social networks are constantly adding up more features, visual elements, and it seems like every day when you wake up, you see a new element or iteration being made to the social networks you are active, making you go back and figure out the right size of cover images, post images and align your campaign according to the latest set of changes.
  • 12 Free Social Media Hacks to Fuel your Content Marketing Efforts

    Salman Aslam
    19 May 2014 | 9:53 am
    It’s no secret that social media is a great and leading traffic source for many businesses but not everyone is getting it right. This is the reason why Gary Vaynerchuk, in his talks, constantly makes a case about using social media as a native story telling platform and not the distribution channel. While I agree with his argument, I also believe that businesses are not doing the distribution part right and there are hacks with which you can use social media as a native distribution channel instead of a native story telling platform because let’s be honest, not every company has or can…
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    Foxtail Marketing

  • You Don’t Deserve More Leads – VentureBeat

    Mike Templeman
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    A great new post over at the Fox Den. I work with B2B companies that rely on us to bring them more leads. In fact, that’s usually the number one complaint when we first meet with a client. “We just need more leads,” they’ll say. In their minds, the only thing holding back their ascent from a $5 million company to a $500 million […] The post You Don’t Deserve More Leads – VentureBeat appeared first on Foxtail Marketing.
  • 4 Lead Generation Tools You Should Be Using Since Yesterday

    Nathan Tanner
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    A great new post over at the Fox Den. Whether you’re looking for new ways to generate leads, or you’re hoping to nurture and keep your existing customers engaged, there are numerous tools that you can use to cover the various stages of development in your lead funnel. Many useful tools automate processes you may not have time to spend doing on your own, […] The post 4 Lead Generation Tools You Should Be Using Since Yesterday appeared first on Foxtail Marketing.
  • Good Content Marketing Requires Good SEO

    Mike Templeman
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:13 am
    A great new post over at the Fox Den. The Content Marketing Institute suggests that content marketing is a way of creating and distributing content that viewers find relevant and valuable, whether it’s in the form of articles, blogs, videos, infographics, or a similar form of content. Specifically, they say…  …content marketing is the art of communicating with your customers and prospects without selling. It is non-interruption marketing. Instead of pitching your […] The post Good Content Marketing Requires Good SEO appeared first on Foxtail Marketing.
  • What are the Best Methods for Blogging in a Digital Marketing Campaign?

    Mike Templeman
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:11 am
    A great new post over at the Fox Den. Digital marketing encompasses a large plate of things to do in capturing the attention of prospective customers. But as common as blogging is, it’s still a vital part of the digital marketing process. However, how you approach blogging has to be looked at in a different way now than we looked at it just five or […] The post What are the Best Methods for Blogging in a Digital Marketing Campaign? appeared first on Foxtail Marketing.
  • 3 Of the Top Social Media Myths and How You Should Respond To Them

    Mike Templeman
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:09 am
    A great new post over at the Fox Den. Are you worried about getting your social media presence and campaigns wrong? It is clear that the likes of Facebook and Twitter are now vitally important to many businesses. You might have heard one of the common, and potentially damaging myths about social media that are circulating the Internet guised as fact. If you have […] The post 3 Of the Top Social Media Myths and How You Should Respond To Them appeared first on Foxtail Marketing.
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  • Getting Started with Twitter Advertising

    Tim Jensen
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    As a marketer involved in online advertising, the majority of your spend will go to Google AdWords. No one is denying this and, with Google claiming nearly 68 percent of U.S. search engine market share, this makes a heck of a lot of business sense. However, as effective as AdWords can be, you should always be open to using other ad platforms, as well. Spreading your paid marketing spend can help you diversify your traffic and reach new customers. For example, Bing Ads and Facebook Advertising have both proven effective...Continue reading Getting Started with Twitter Advertising on the Overit…
  • Thinking Out of the Box, er, Bucket: Why the Ice Bucket Challenge Works

    Olivia Fuller
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    Unless you’ve taken a serious hiatus from social media, you’ve heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge, and have possibly wondered if you’d be next. While there has been an outpouring of support and participation in the cause, there’s been a bit of backlash and criticism, too. I noticed both views in my own Facebook newsfeed. So, can dumping a bucket of ice over your head and posting the video on your Facebook or Twitter really make a difference in supporting the ALS community?  I’d argue a big, fat YES. The...Continue reading Thinking Out of the Box, er, Bucket: Why the Ice Bucket…
  • Avoiding Font Failures: Choosing the Right Fonts For Your Website

    Susan Merrick
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    In print and online, typography is expressive, just as much as (or sometimes more than!) imagery. The right choice of fonts for your website can reflect the voice and tone necessary to tell your story, while the wrong choice can garble your message. Your fonts can grab readers’ attention, or turn them away before they get through a complete sentence. There are a number of things to consider when selecting a font for your website. Know Your Audience’s Legibility Needs And Attitudes Knowing your audience is critical to any marketing...Continue reading Avoiding Font Failures: Choosing the…
  • Cultivating A Content Marketing Strategy (A Lesson From John Deere)”

    Olivia Fuller
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    You might be thinking, “Marketers as farmers? What is this girl talking about?” But hear me out. As a born-and-raised farm girl who’s found herself immersed in the world of content marketing, there are parallels between the two that I haven’t been able to ignore. From building a healthy soil (your content), nurturing healthy leads, choosing the right tools, and cleaning up the BS, content marketers and strategists can take a few lessons from the field, if you will. John Deere: The Original Content Marketer While content marketing has gained...Continue reading Cultivating A Content…
  • Marketing Lessons from a Nonprofit (“For-Purpose”) Organization

    Alison Krawczyk
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    Looking for a good read and inspirational message, I recently added The Promise of a Pencil, by Adam Braun, to my summer reading list. The New York Time’s bestseller depicts how Braun founded his nonprofit Pencils of Promise (PoP), which while starting small, has since constructed 226 schools around the world. The Promise of a Pencil is a story about following your dreams, making a difference and finding your passion. Think about your own marketing and mission. How are you (and your brand) making a difference? Braun raised a number...Continue reading Marketing Lessons from a Nonprofit…
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  • R.I.P. PLAs – Are You Ready For Shopping Campaigns?

    Melissa Porlier
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The time has finally come…wave goodbye to your Product Listing Ad campaigns and roll out the welcome mat for Shopping Campaigns. Google’s scheduled migration from PLAs to Shopping Campaigns is just days away and if you have not done so already, now is the time to “upgrade.” As you work on transitioning your product ad [...] The post R.I.P. PLAs – Are You Ready For Shopping Campaigns? appeared first on .
  • Ignorance Isn’t Bliss For Small Business Owners

    Paul Kienker
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    I want to rank for 10 keywords for $10 each. You guys do that, right? Odd question? Reasonable  question? If you chose reasonable, you’re not alone! Many small business owners know they need “SEO”. But, they don’t necessarily know what SEO is or where to find it. The reason for this is simple: ignorance. Take [...] The post Ignorance Isn’t Bliss For Small Business Owners appeared first on .
  • How to add transcriptions and captions to a YouTube video

    Samantha Seligsohn
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    While there are many ways to SEO your videos, adding a video transcription is a huge bonus because search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo! can read the text. Adding a transcription text file can greatly increase the possibility of your videos ranking higher in search engines. Generating these transcripts can also give your [...] The post How to add transcriptions and captions to a YouTube video appeared first on .
  • 10 Useful SEO Tools for On-Page Optimization

    Bryan Stenslokken
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    With all of the Google algorithm updates and additions (Google Pigeon) that have taken place over the past two years, it is getting more and more important to get your on-page SEO right.  You may have a healthy inbound link profile, a superb PR campaign in place, and great content writers in-house, but if you [...] The post 10 Useful SEO Tools for On-Page Optimization appeared first on .
  • How to Use SharpSpring and Google Analytics to be a Mega-Creep

    Robert Graves
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    Depending on how you look at it, either we have a lot of useful tools these days that let us gather intelligence, or we have crazy science-fiction spy capabilities that we use to be extremely creepy. Why can’t both be true? I never said I was Lucius Fox or anything. Our creeping tool in chief [...] The post How to Use SharpSpring and Google Analytics to be a Mega-Creep appeared first on .
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    Heroic Search

  • Back To School Ecommerce Stats

    Jared Carrizales
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    As marketers, we’re always on the lookout for insight into the spending habits of the people we’re trying to reach. Today, the site search specialists at Nextopia have shared an infographic with us that gives us a glimpse into such information. The graphic itself illustrates common (and much-needed) stats including who’s spending the money, and what they’re spending […] The post Back To School Ecommerce Stats appeared first on Heroic Search.
  • 3 Types of Content People Care About

    Kali Hawlk
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    You get it: you need to create damn good content if you want to make an impact online. You’ve heard “content is king” enough to know that you need to do more than slap some poorly-worded blog posts up every once in a while. Or haphazardly slap an email campaign together, hit send, and cross […] The post 3 Types of Content People Care About appeared first on Heroic Search.
  • Can Reddit Help You Get the Word Out?

    Abbie Reedy
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    If you’ve heard of reddit, but aren’t sure how it works or why/ whether it can be useful in generating leads for your business, don’t feel alone.  Of all the social media outlets available to the masses, reddit might be one of the trickier to utilize effectively, and it is certainly not for every kind […] The post Can Reddit Help You Get the Word Out? appeared first on Heroic Search.
  • 5 Resources to Find Fresh Ideas for New Content

    Carrie Smith
    13 Jun 2014 | 6:54 am
    Finding new content to publish every week can become difficult and somewhat time consuming. Whether you’re the person who comes up with the topics for the editorial calendar, or you’re the one writing the topics yourself, there’s always a need for new ideas. Fortunately there are some great resources that will inspire you and ensure […] The post 5 Resources to Find Fresh Ideas for New Content appeared first on Heroic Search.
  • How to Hire a Great Writer: 4 Questions to Ask

    Carrie Smith
    21 May 2014 | 11:09 am
    So you’re ready to hire a writer? Awesome! However, finding a qualified writer who can accurately represent and portray the voice of your brand is no easy feat. You have to make sure they understand the industry, and are knowledgeable about certain topics. But there are a few additional things you should consider before working […] The post How to Hire a Great Writer: 4 Questions to Ask appeared first on Heroic Search.
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  • How to Create 125 X 125 Ad Space in Your Blog Sidebar Even If You Don’t Know Coding

    Mainak Halder
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    Want to monetize your blog and create 125 x 125 ad spaces on your blog like I have on mine? Heck, you don’t have to know those coding languages – HTML, PHP or CSS. I’ll share a super simple way to get that code without even you writing a single line of code (oh, don’t […] The post How to Create 125 X 125 Ad Space in Your Blog Sidebar Even If You Don’t Know Coding appeared first on PastMasterBlogger.
  • How Did I Make Money Online Without a Blog (And How You Can Too!)

    Mainak Halder
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    If you want to know one way to make money online fast without a blog, you cannot ignore this: Sample articles, blog posts or designs ghostwritten or designed without your credit for your past clients doesn’t work anymore. So… What can you offer your clients that can land you the best-paying freelancing gig in the […] The post How Did I Make Money Online Without a Blog (And How You Can Too!) appeared first on PastMasterBlogger.
  • My Secret Blog Commenting Strategies That Increased My Website Traffic

    Mainak Halder
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    Imagine if you could use one simple blog commenting strategy, commenting on a handful of your favorite blogs everyday and increase website traffic. Or even better… What if I shared 10 blog commenting tricks with you that landed you 10% more visitors per day? And why the heck am I only focusing on traffic? You […] The post My Secret Blog Commenting Strategies That Increased My Website Traffic appeared first on PastMasterBlogger.
  • [Solved] Getting WordPress blog Redirected to a Justin Beiber Video

    Mainak Halder
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Today, I faced a weird WordPress redirection problem where my latest blog post “The Worst Blogging Advice I’ve Ever Got” was getting redirected to a YouTube video found here: Since I am not a techie guy, I searched for a solution on the Internet and finally got my answer in the below links: […] The post [Solved] Getting WordPress blog Redirected to a Justin Beiber Video appeared first on PastMasterBlogger.
  • The Worst Blogging Advice I’ve Ever Got

    Mainak Halder
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    You’ll find lots of blogging advice scattered all over the internet. Maybe some worked for you whereas some didn’t. Did you ever think why didn’t the others work for you? The web world is such a place that everyone can come up and throw their opinions. However, you’ve to be careful about who you follow […] The post The Worst Blogging Advice I’ve Ever Got appeared first on PastMasterBlogger.
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  • Old Business Affiliations Die Hard.

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    So you want to buy a domain name that doesn’t have nine dashes and isn’t tacky sounding but the only affordable domains out there are exactly that…So what do you do? Well you can always wait for someone to forget to renew their domain and you can snatch up the domain that reduces your URL to a few short letters or words.  There is however one thing that you might have over-looked or just failed to realize existed. That one thing is business affiliations. Google has been building business affiliation databases which are fed, in part, by the local search ecosystem. So why…
  • Facebook Fans Are Useless…Or Are They?

    26 Jun 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Marketers and business owners alike are all hearing the same message. Facebook engagement is dead therefore you should stop focusing on it and move onto something else, I wrote about Facebook strategy being important months ago, but for those who didn’t diversify this post should help you out. I think that just “moving on” is truly idiotic advice and let me explain why. Its takes some time to learn any platform and then it takes time to actually understand and refine your approach. Regardless of the platform you use once it gets saturated there are stops that get put in to…
  • Google Analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ): Humbling One Guru at a Time.

    28 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Back in 2011 I was approached for advice by a friend of mine that was considering an internet endeavor. Having lost in excess of $1,000,000 (yes, six zeros) in the dot cot bubble he was reluctant to dump loads on money into a project  knowing damn well that internet businesses fail far more often than they succeed. So after sleeping on his idea for a few months he was willing to shell out the paper needed in order to try building an online fudge gifts company. Supporting this idea and getting it going is what exposed me to Google Analytics. SendFudge was born in the back room of the Mt.
  • Facebook stores. An eCommerce Disruption or a Waste of Time?

    1 Apr 2014 | 12:24 am
    fCommerce! No this is not a communist or socialist post about me being pissed off about eCommerce rather this is about Facebook and its massive ambitions to be a global leader in the online scene. Circa 2011 I was working on an online eCommerce project. I was on a mission to find an “out of the box” eCommerce solutions and that’s when I first heard about Facebook stores. At the time it was the consensus within a large majority of the marketing community that Facebook stores were the dumbest idea ever and it would never work. I was right in between the believers and skeptics,…
  • The Pricing Problem is no Longer. Allow Custom Pricing for Your Customers.

    24 Mar 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Follow @PilatAndre In life everything is negotiable. We might not think that’s a fact but in reality it happens all day. We negotiate our salary, our home price, our car price and the list goes on. Recently I’ve been noticing tons of name your our options in ecommerce. Two excellent examples come to mind when I think about this, Priceline’s name your own price, and Progressive’s price gun which, by the way, Flow does at great job at handling. The first time I used a name your own price feature it was a super late Friday night in September. My fiance and I decided on a…
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    SEO, SEM, SMO, SMM, Digital Marketing, Adsense Optimization, Marketing ROI, Technical Writing Tips

  • Pendem Raju - Digital Marketer SEO Analyst in Hyderabad

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:43 am
    Pendem Raju - Digital Marketing SEO Analyst in HyderabadWho is Pendem Raju?Pendem Raju is a Digital Marketer SEO AnalystWhere P. Raju is working?Pendem Raju is currently working as a Digital Marketing SEO Analyst in Hyderabad,  for US based multi-billion dollar company in Hyderabad, India. About Pendem RajuDigital Marketer, Online Blogger, Google Certified Adwords Professional. Currently working in Hyderabad India. His age is just 30 years. Pendem Raju written morethan 100 web articles on SEO search engine optimization, beginner technical writing, content writing etc. 4 years experience…
  • SEO to Improve Visitor Engagement for Website Conversion

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    Visitors Engagement is a seo strategy success factor. Many web masters and beginner online internet marketers and fresher digital marketers considers the web traffic improvement instead of visitor engagement. Website conversion is highly depends on the online traffic engagement. Customer Engagement or Website ConversionWelcome to Website SEO Guide Blog in SEO Digital Marketing... The SEO Digital Marketer Guide is blogging with Beginner SEO optimization, Advanced Search Engine Optimization, Latest SEO Updates, Best Onpage-Offpage practices, Internet Marketing, Latest Algorithm update changes,…
  • SEO to Promote Your Education College Websites

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Schools, Colleges and UniversitiesThis is Website SEO Guide Blog in SEO Digital Marketing. The SEO Digital Marketing Guide is blogging with Search Engine Optimization, Latest SEO Updates, Onpage-Offpage tips, Online Internet Marketing, Algorithm update changes, SEM SMM SMO and Advanced Writing Tips for Technical writer skills, Content writers and Online writers.From, this article, you'll learn about how to optimize college, school, university and education websites for search engine optimization results. Learn SEO tips for education website offering…
  • Become Video Marketing Expert with Online Video Blog - Be Video Blogger

    23 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    Become Video Marketer with Online Video Blogging - Be a Expert Video BloggerVideo Marketing and Online Digital Marketing, Mobile Gadget Marketing are the current trends in the internet marketing in the coming years. There are many free blogging platforms are offering free blogs to design and register at free of cost. All these, blogs and websites are making the individuals as bloggers and online marketers, Internet marketers also beginner digital marketers. But the rise in awareness of video marketing is offering its future scope to become video marketer with video blogging to move along with…
  • How to Fix Panda Penalty - Tips to recover or avoid Google Panda Algorithm Impact

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am
    Online competition, online blogging with Search Engine Optimization for Websites is leading to production of search engine algorithms on a continuous basis. The search engine algorithms are directly and indirectly impact the website in terms of traffic, organic visits, revenue, search ranking, web visibility, SEO practice, website promotion etc...Google Panda Algorithm change is one of the search engine algorithm that impacts your website and degrade your search engine ranking as you lack of content quality and poor quality of web pages, excessive pop-ups, advertisements at above fold area.
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    Apex Virtual Solutions: Atlanta Website Design and Inbound Marketing Agency

  • What Are Facebook Dark Posts?

    Gminski Stubbs
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    A recent buzz word or buzz term for marketers is “Dark Posts”. Dark posts are unpublished Facebook posts that people with Facebook fan pages use so that their posts don’t show up in their Timeline. In the beginning Dark Posts would only show up on the side as a typical ad, but now ads can appear in people’s News Feed where the ads are certain to get more attention and interaction. The cool thing about these posts not showing up on advertisers’ Timeline is that it doesn’t look like they are … Continue reading →
  • What In The World Is 4K Display?

    Gminski Stubbs
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    Like most people whenever I watch a YouTube video, I like to watch it in the highest resolution possible.  I hate when I get all excited to watch a video, I click on the little settings wheel and it only goes up to 480p.  I have grown accustomed to HD resolution and I want it all the time.  I’m okay with the 720p HD but I’d much rather watch my YouTube videos in 1080p HD, who wouldn’t?  The picture is super clear and it makes the video watching experience that … Continue reading →
  • 7 Signs that Your Website is Out of Date

    Trena Stubbs
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    When was the last time you took a good hard look at your website? If you haven’t checked it out in some time, it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Most business owners spend all of their time working on the actual service or product they offer and that often leaves zero extra time in the day for reviewing their website. Once it’s built it’s usually left to do its own thing. Unfortunately, owning a website is like owning a car. You can’t just buy it and drive it. You have to occasionally … Continue reading →
  • Marketing DIY: How to Make Door Hangers for Local Distribution

    Trena Stubbs
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s true that we’re living in a world where online marketing dominates small business conversation, but that doesn’t mean that traditional marketing strategies are completely dead. While our core focus is online brand building, we do provide traditional marketing for some of our local clients. Flyer distribution has proven to be a valuable addition to the marketing strategies that we provide for some of our clients that provide services like landscaping, residential cleaning, daycare, dog grooming, etc. If you’ve done any type of distribution campaign, you know that…
  • Tips for Reducing Spam on Your WordPress Website

    Gminski Stubbs
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:14 am
    I consider myself to be a pretty tolerable guy but one things that gets under my skin is comment spam. Spammers are always trying to come up with clever ways to sneak irrelevant information onto websites that don’t belong to them. Thank goodness there are ways to fight the dreaded spammers and beat them at their own game. Unfortunately I think that spammers are here to stay. Anytime there is a place for the general public to leave a comment, there will be spam. The goal is to stay one … Continue reading →
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    Similarweb Blog

  • The 3 Million Dollar Post – How A Single Lifehacker Drove $3 Million Dollars In Glasses Sales With 1 Post

    Ariel Rosenstein
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    The power of online content appears to be limitless; once something goes viral then it can have wide reaching effects. Look at Gangnam Style and just imagine the amount of money that it pulled in for Psy and his record label. A less dynamic piece of content was a Lifehacker article recently published about online... View Article
  • Meet SimilarWeb at dmexco – Cologne Sept. 10-11

    Ariel Rosenstein
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    SimilarWeb will be at dmexco, Europe’s leading digital industry tradeshow. We will be at Hall 6, Sections A, Booth 34. Our team is very excited to meet you face to face. Stop by our booth to try out SimilarWeb PRO and see the stats for any website, or schedule a meeting to get a personal... View Article
  • Interview Online Marketing Leader Andy Crestodina – Co-Founder Of Orbit Media

    Roy Hinkis
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    We interviewed Andy Crestodina, an industry expert on turning traffic in to conversions. We highly recommend checking out his blog to get well researched tips and see how an industry guru approaches the world of online marketing. How does a website design company get in to the business of content marketing? It’s not difficult. When you... View Article
  • SimilarWeb PRO Adds Daily Data, Updated Fresh Each Day

    Ariel Rosenstein
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    A message from Or Offer, CEO of SimilarWeb: “I am delighted to announce that today we hit a major milestone, the release of the moving window, a major feature that means that SimilarWeb will update every day rather than once a month. When we launched SimilarWeb in January 2013 we received some great feedback from... View Article
  • SimilarWeb Vs Google Analytics

    Ariel Rosenstein
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    One of the top ten questions we get asked by our users is: what is the difference between Google Analytics and SimilarWeb PRO? We’ve decided to write a very detailed blog to answer this question once and for all! Simple Interface The first main difference you’ll notice is in the UI. SimilarWeb PRO captures the... View Article
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  • Webinar announcement: Speed up Magento: why and how?

    Lena Ruchko
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Magento is  a flexible,  feature-rich, professional ecommerce platform that has been trusted by the world’s leading brands. If to know how to manage it right, you can reach outstanding ecommerce results. One of the most common issues of Magento platform … Continue reading → (Read more...) The post Webinar announcement: Speed up Magento: why and how? appeared first on - Promodo Blog.
  • Friday Catch-up: Facebook Cracking Down Click-Bait and What’s New in the Online Marketing World this Week

    Lena Ruchko
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    Welcome to another edition of Friday Catch-up, and boy, do we have some news and developments in store for you!  Facebook and Twitter have announced some major updates and new features that will surely become a topic of debate sooner … Continue reading → (Read more...) The post Friday Catch-up: Facebook Cracking Down Click-Bait and What’s New in the Online Marketing World this Week appeared first on - Promodo Blog.
  • Webinar materials: Boost Sales & Customer Loyalty by Integrating Social into Your E-commerce Sites

    Lena Ruchko
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Thanks to everyone who visited our webinar about using social for ecommerce promotion. We hope that the webinar was for interesting and insightful for you. On our part it was a pleasure to team up with Tint and tell you … Continue reading → (Read more...) The post Webinar materials: Boost Sales & Customer Loyalty by Integrating Social into Your E-commerce Sites appeared first on - Promodo Blog.
  • Fueling Organic Ecommerce Traffic with Effective Long Tail Content Marketing

    Anna Korolekh
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    According to Matt Cutts, a senior engineer at Google, and head of their Anti-Spam Department, Google has “trillions of documents” indexed. The powerful search engine juggernaut accomplishes this by using web crawlers, web spiders and bot programs – the most … Continue reading → (Read more...) The post Fueling Organic Ecommerce Traffic with Effective Long Tail Content Marketing appeared first on - Promodo Blog.
  • Interview with Mike Rossi — cofounder of a successful ecommerce app startup Sweet Tooth

    Lena Ruchko
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    In such dynamic space as online business is, it is very critical to stay ahead of competitors. Industry knowledge and advanced information are some of the most valuable components of enterprise success on the market. An annual community conference for … Continue reading → (Read more...) The post Interview with Mike Rossi — cofounder of a successful ecommerce app startup Sweet Tooth appeared first on - Promodo Blog.
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  • 8 Great Examples of Data Visualization

    Josh Smith
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Content has come a long way since the beginning of the web. Along with the Internet, it too has evolved.  In the early days content consisted of words and a few images. Eventually infographics began being used.  Next content adapted to the nature of code and became interactive with the user. All of this is the result of data visualization. Here are 8 great examples to get you started. The HubSpot Approach HubSpot has done a great job visualizing content through infographics even to the point of using data to suggest that companies perform better with HubSpot’s marketing automation…
  • 12 B2B Slideshare Presentations That Rock

    Bernie Borges
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:46 pm
    The King of Visual Content in B2B Unless you’ve been under a B2B marketing rock, you know that Slideshare is a social network for visual content. While it’s not exclusive to B2B users, its business focus makes it very popular for business-to-business users. With more than 60 million monthly users, both individuals and brands utilize Slideshare to upload presentations, PDFs, infographics, webinar recordings, YouTube videos and documents. Slideshare was acquired by LinkedIn in May 2012. With lead generation capabilities, Slideshare has truly emerged as a requisite social media…
  • 4 Essential Steps to Improve Site Performance

    Michelle Berdeal
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    If you’re like most B2B businesses, I’m sure you’re constantly looking for ways to boost website performance. But how to go about doing this can be so confusing because there are tons of ways to improve site performance according to all of the articles we read online. Let’s face it, selecting the right SEO tactics and resources can be extremely time-consuming and challenging if you don’t live and breathe this stuff daily. So what exactly are search engines looking for? How can you build your website to please your prospects AND search engines? How can search engine optimization help…
  • How To Do Storytelling at Scale

    Bernie Borges
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Brand marketers around the world have jumped on the content marketing bandwagon. Often the most common question among marketers pertains to what content to produce. Marketers want to know what content will appeal to their audience. Of course, audience focused content marketing best practices with persona analysis to determine the interest of your audience is content marketing 101. The best thing a marketer can do is to understand that people respond well to storytelling, whether B2B or B2C. Have a Storytelling Mindset Ideally, your marketing team is organized around a storytelling mindset.
  • Chipotle Niche Keyword Strategy Drives SEO Performance

    Billie Ginther
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    While researching SEO strategy data recently, I uncovered some performance indicators that I though were worthy of sharing. This particular strategy is only valuable when pairing a trending topic buzzword, in this example, Chipotle, with a more niche long tail keyword that is relevant to both your title and content strategy. Creating informative and valuable content is vital. However, keywords can impact discoverability when embracing an objective-driven content strategy that focuses less on exact match keywords and more on keyword roots that are most valuable and descriptive to your brand…
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  • The Ultimate Game Plan Ritual: How To Become A Leader In Business And Life (Business & Marketing, Personal Success, Leadership)

    High Traffic Wealth Program
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:15 pm
    The Ultimate Game Plan Ritual: How To Become A Leader In Business And Life (Business & Marketing, Personal Success, Leadership) A Proven Method To Achieving Anything In Business and In Life Guaranteed Today only, get this Kindle book for just $ 6.99. Regularly priced at $ 9.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet […]
  • Need Good Information About MLM Look Here!

    High Traffic Wealth Program
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Multilevel marketing is actually a pretty easy thing to understand, once you start gaining some insight. The tips presented here will set you on your way in the lucrative area of multilevel marketing. If you are considering starting a campaign to use multi-level marketing be sure to compare the different compensation programs available, which can […]
  • Here Is A Useful Source Of Online Marketing Information

    High Traffic Wealth Program
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:46 pm
    If you understand the business behind online marketing, the profit potential is boundless. Fear not, the tips below will assist you in learning more about affiliate marketing. TIP! It is important to try to find ways to improve on your methods, especially when it to monotonous things such as checking email. One idea is to […]
  • Keys To Marketing Your Online Business

    High Traffic Wealth Program
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Admittedly, most people use Affiliate marketing to make money. You may be thinking about the freedom of setting your own hours, have some passion about the services you offer or believe in the quality of the content you can share, but your focus should be on increasing your profits. Apply any of these provided tips […]
  • Online Marketing Has Never Been This Simple To Understand

    High Traffic Wealth Program
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:52 pm
    You do not need to be a programming genius to find success selling to an online market. The following article will give you the information you need to become a successful Internet marketer. Using available software and technology is a major foundation of Affiliate marketing. If you fall behind the technology, your clients may doubt […]
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    Passion Blogger

  • Why Building Your Email List Is Essential And How You Can Do It For Free

    Abdul Rehman
    9 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    Are you building your email list of subscribers and readers to whom you will promote your blog content? Do you want to know what is the secret of getting repeat visitors to your blog? Don’t guess.It’s your email list. The biggest mistake a new blogger can make is that he or she does not starts […]The post Why Building Your Email List Is Essential And How You Can Do It For Free appeared first on Passion Blogger.
  • 18 Powerful Tips To Promote Your Blog Posts & Increase Your Traffic

    Abdul Rehman
    11 May 2014 | 4:10 am
    Do you promote your Blog posts? Do you really get more traffic when you create new content? Creating great content is one thing and promoting that same piece of content is the other and if you don’t put your hard work and effort into both of these activities then you are not going to see […]The post 18 Powerful Tips To Promote Your Blog Posts & Increase Your Traffic appeared first on Passion Blogger.
  • 6 Ways To Increase Your Blog Revenue by Avoiding Banner Blindness

    Abdul Rehman
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:02 am
    Are you facing difficulties to increase your blog revenue? Are banners and ads on your site generating no clicks or in other words your click through rate is too low? There was a time when you could monetize a blog with adsense even it has not much traffic but now because of immense competition in […]The post 6 Ways To Increase Your Blog Revenue by Avoiding Banner Blindness appeared first on Passion Blogger.
  • HYBRID CONNECT REVIEW:All In One Solution For List Building

    Abdul Rehman
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    Hybrid Connect Review Have you heard it before that the money is in the list? I believe that you did heard but what you may not have heard is how to actually build a list and make money from it.You will have questions in your mind like How to start building my list How to […]The post HYBRID CONNECT REVIEW:All In One Solution For List Building appeared first on Passion Blogger.
  • How To Start A Newsletter Through Blogging(and make money from it)

    Abdul Rehman
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:37 am
    DO you write a blog?.. Are you blogging just for fun? or there are some objectives that you want to accomplish through blogging? In both cases one thing is clear that to make your blog up and running you need to monetize it so you can recover your expenses.I say it a lot and I’ll […]The post How To Start A Newsletter Through Blogging(and make money from it) appeared first on Passion Blogger.
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    Lawrence Tam

  • Marketing With Kids 4 – Job vs Business

    Lawrence Tam
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Marketing with Kids Episode 4 – Jobs vs Business Previous Episodes of Marketing With Kids Click HERE   Questions I Have: If you have a Job, how many weeks of vacation do you have (I maxed out at 3 weeks before I retired) If you have a Business, would you hire yourself to work for you?   Leave a comment, reply with your own marketing with kids videos, and what other topics we should cover below. Thanks!  
  • Why Content Writing is Sexy (And Where To Get It For Yourself)

    Lawrence Tam
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Content writing. It is not just a catch all term, for anything written online; it is the written representation of you and your business and all it represents. Basically, it your ideas online. Writing has been a powerful influence for centuries. Now, in the information age, it is more important than ever. Content writing can make or break your business, your influence and your bottom line. Done right, content writing is downright sexy. Done wrong, content writing is downright disastrous. What is content writing? How do I use it as the powerful tool in my business arsenal and where do I find…
  • LT 16: Breakthrough Advertising with Avram Gonzales

    Lawrence Tam
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    5 Levels of understanding your customer and where they are in the buying process. Listen in to this Breakthrough Advertising podcast interview with Avram Gonzales on the Project Mayhem Podcast.   Project Mayhem Podcast 16 – Breakthrough Advertising with Avram Gonzales    MindMap: Breakthrough Advertising Chapter 7 - Intensification  *found on copywritingjournal Show Notes: Avram Gonzales started in 2010 and he did this challenge where he would shoot a video on new things he was doing daily. 250+ videos later… dang! WHILE going to college and Grad School. He spoke on…
  • LT 15: Listening And Growing With The InnerCircle

    Lawrence Tam
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:46 pm
    The ability to listen to trainings on a daily basis is a super handy tool. It allows you to learn while you multitask on things like folding clothes or washing dishes. I did it at work cause.. let’s be real… work was kinda boring.     Here are the Show Notes for Project Mayhem: Podcast 15 Inner Circle To Join The Empower Inner Circle which I co-created the 6+ audios -> Click Here The 2 books I mentioned Tim Ferriss – 4 Hour Work Week  Grant Cardone – 10x Rule  Meet me at Quora -> Click Here   Here is how the Inner Circle Looks like on the inside…
  • Marketing With Kids Ep 3 – Blog

    Lawrence Tam
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Marketing With Kids Ep 3 – Blog Connect with me on Facebook HERE The blog platform I suggest (if you are not well versed in custom hosted blogging) is this one I  have a killer training called (Viral Blogging Academy which is only available to customers here as an upgrade to high end blogging) Previous Episodes of Marketing With Kids Click HERE Leave a comment, reply with your own marketing with kids videos, and what other topics we should cover below. Thanks!  
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  • Twitter Now Provides Free Analytics to Measure Your Success

    Lynn Black
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    Last month, Twitter announced that they were implementing an analytics dashboard for selected users to test. The analytics included insights into engagement, reach and clicks from tweets through those specific accounts. Now that testing is over, Twitter has just announced that they are rolling out these analytics capabilities to all users who have had an account for more than 14 days. Now that the analytics dashboard has been released to all, what does this mean for marketers and businesses using Twitter? Specific Analytics for the Account: Accounts now have analytics focusing on timeline…
  • 6 Tips for Decreasing Your Website Bounce Rate

    Abby Stewart
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:31 am
    Have you ever scanned through your website’s analytics and wondered what in the world a bounce rate is? Did you then ask yourself, “Is a bounce good or bad, and if it’s bad, how do I fix it?” Well, if you still have these questions, you’re not alone, so keep reading and we’ll clear things up for you. What Is a Bounce Rate, Anyway? In a nutshell, a bounce rate is the percentage of page visitors who enter one of your web pages and leave it without visiting any other pages on your site. High bounce rates can indicate that: You are acquiring the wrong kind of traffic to your page(s).
  • Instagram Announces New Updates and Features for Businesses

    Lynn Black
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    Instagram is a popular and growing social media network that enables users to share images online through hashtags to account and hashtag followers. The powerful social network now has over 200 million active monthly users and 7.3 million daily users.  Now that millions are using Instagram daily, businesses have been integrating Instagram into their social media marketing plan. The increase in Instagram use for business created a call for more analytics abilities within the network. Instagram has answered the call announcing new updates over the upcoming weeks and months providing new…
  • Use Hashtags to Reach More Vacation Home Renters

    Abby Stewart
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    As social media plays an integral role in most companies’ marketing strategies in today’s digitally connected society, the implementation of hashtags in social posts brings great opportunities to marketers. For those who are new to social media, hashtags are keywords that connect a collection of related information from the entire internet into one feed on a given web platform. Displayed as a single word with no spaces, placed behind a hashtag, or pound sign, hashtags bring content that displays that specific tag together into one easily-scannable place. Examples of hashtags that vacation…
  • Real Estate Professionals Rocking YouTube for Marketing

    Abby Stewart
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    In today’s internet-focused society, social media plays a considerable role in the decision making process for many buyers. This is why it is essential for all businesses, including real estate companies, to develop and maintain a strong social media presence for marketing purposes. With more than 800 million active monthly users, YouTube is a platform that is often overlooked, but offers real estate companies a wide range of options to reach potential home buyers. Curious about how to get more business for your real estate company by using YouTube? Take a look at the following real estate…
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    Marketing Bees

  • Stop Blogging like a Wallflower

    Lewis Crutch
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    Have you ever been to a high school party? You would notice that the very popular people are in the dance floor, cutting up the rug, having a good time. You can also see the party animals near the refreshment tables, telling jokes, making people laugh, and having a great time. The average high school student is probably in small circles, talking to their friends, and trying to have a good time. However, there is always the minority of high school students who are on the margins, on the borders of the party, and they are basically alone. They are just looking at the party, enjoying their…
  • How to Use HARO Properly

    Lewis Crutch
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    HARO or Help a Reporter Out is a website that puts reporters looking to research a particular topic with subject matter experts in that topic. Many SEOs are excited about HARO. It is not hard to figure out why. You have to understand that some of the best websites to get backlinks from on the internet are news websites. These news websites often have an offline version, while many are completely online. Regardless, they employ reporters. Reporters are either freelancers or regular staff reporters. These reporters are always looking for resources to help them put together articles and news…
  • How to get Qualified Traffic from Audio Upload Websites

    Lewis Crutch
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    I have written about Document distribution websites earlier this week. In a fundamental way, they operate in the same way as audio upload websites. The internet is filled with all sorts of upload websites. You can upload documents, you can upload pictures, you can upload a wide range of file types. My focus for this post are upload websites that focus on sound files. Typically, the reason why these upload websites exist is that people are looking for all sorts of audio files that they can listen to. Some people are looking for audio books, other people are looking for music, and other people…
  • Five Reasons Why Reclaiming Images Is Great For SEO

    Lewis Crutch
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    SEO can be a very confusing game. It’s too easy to get caught up in all the complexity; it’s too easy to become fearful regarding the many different mood changes that Google apparently develops within short periods of time. It’s too tempting to think of SEO as basically a hostile and foreign territory that nobody can really last a long time in. The good news is that none of this is true. If you stick to the basics, SEO is a solid game. If you produce content that Google is looking for, and you engage in high value outreach that develops real relationships between credible…
  • Are Upload Websites Worth Building Links On?

    Lewis Crutch
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    One of the core ideas that I have been trying to hammer home through this blog and in so many posts is that the internet is filled with traffic opportunities. In the case of SEO alone, there are so many websites that you can use to build quality traffic on. One key category of these websites is document upload website such as Scribd.  It is understandable that after Google Penguin, there has been a general reluctance, on the part of the greater global SEO community, regarding link-building. As I have mentioned earlier, it is a bad idea to “build links.” Ideally, your content…
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  • Defining Content Marketing—You Think You Know. But You Have No Idea.

    Brittney Ervin
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    Content Marketing Uncovered You’ve probably heard the phrase tossed around: “Content Marketing.” Maybe you’re familiar with it, maybe you aren’t. Maybe your company has been churning out relevant content for years. Maybe your company doesn’t have the slightest clue how to produce a blog post. Whatever your unique relationship to the idea of content marketing might be, one thing is certain: successful companies and brands use content marketing smartly, to the great advantage of both their clients and their brand’s reputation. So the question remains: How well is your company…
  • Becoming a Social Media Star

    Jennifer Kardell
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    6 strategies for managing your company's social media accounts Every job requires a specific set of tools or assets that you need to perform your job well. Being a social media manager sounds like it would be an easy job that wouldn’t require more than just creating an account on Facebook or Twitter and watching the conversations rolls in. That’s where you would be wrong. There are many components to making the social machine work. For another edition of "Social Saturday", let's take a look at what it takes to make your company's social media program successful. “Team work makes the…
  • How to Get More Out of Networking Events

    Brittney Ervin
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    Don’t Be a Networking Failure The average person shudders at the idea of walking into a crowded room, knowing that they need to chat with and gain the contact information of, say, at least five individuals. The mere thought of the approach, breaking the ice and finding something to talk about can give even the most social among us cold feet. Unfortunately, for business owners and industry leaders, networking is among the most important and beneficial practices we can adopt. In fact, networking might be the difference between success and painstaking failure for our companies, especially in…
  • Infographic: Increase Your Email Open Rates

    Jessica Bowers
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    Creating Emails That Your Audience Wants to Read In a world dominated by social media, email still rules when it comes to digital marketing and lead generation.  As marketers, we rely on email for customer communication and sales opportunities. As consumers, we find ourselves inundated with email clutter daily and make vain attempts to organize our inboxes. So how do we, the marketers, combat the clutter and create emails that stand out against the white noise?  Effective emails start with subjects that capture a reader's attention. The most successful email subject lines are short,…
  • Google Boosts SEO for HTTPS Sites

    Bill Faeth
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Does your website need to adapt to Google's new algorithm? Just when you think you’ve nailed Google’s Panda, Hummingbird and Pigeon updates and properly optimized your website content for these SEO requirements, Google has made another change. This time, the change comes to the security of your website. At its annual I/O developers’ conference in June, Google announced that it will boost site rankings for those sites with HTTPS addresses over HTTP addresses. HTTPS translates to Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure and is used to indicate when sites offer an additional layer of security…
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  • How business owners can benefit through Search Engine Optimization

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    Almost all the business owners, irrespective of size and nature of their businesses are building up a website. They think that building up a website will take their business to advanced level, which is indeed true, but will be possible only if proper search engine optimization (SEO) of their website is done. It’s a simple technique, which is available at a very nominal cost to popularize the websites of brand owners and building a prospective customer base for their business all across the globe. However there are other traditional methods of advertising of a business but search engine…
  • 20 things to look around before Starting website development [Infographic]

    24 Aug 2014 | 11:45 pm
    As Ferris Beuller said, “Life moves really fast and if you don’t stop to look around what’s happening around, you could probably miss it out.” He said this long back, when there was no Internet or technologies and life wasn’t that fast, as it is now. This simply means, what Ferris said, should be done more often now, because nowadays life is running at a lightening speed. This also implies more or less accurately on the web development process. Web development is a simple process indeed, just hire a good programmer, tell him your basic requirements and you are done, isn’t it? Just…
  • Get awesome ideas to enhance visibility of your Magento online store

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:48 am
    Craze and popularity of magento is going on higher day by day with the e-commerce platform. It has become one of the most search engine friendly ecommerce solutions; that’s why many online store promoters are there to take interest in this program. Making an e-store and enhancing its visibility for relevant stakeholders is not a tough task. Whether you want to enhance visibility of your magento store or you are willing to know some SEO tips for your magento website, the ideas given below are efficient to support you for this purpose. These SEO tips are friendly enough to attract your…
  • Basic difference between Article and Blog Post

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    Since Google has started giving strong signals for quality content in its ranking algorithms, all of us have started concentrating on providing quality content for our websites, weblogs and articles for submissions. However the contents we write have a lot of features in common, but also they also have lots of minute differences which need to be considered to make them differ from each other. To understand the similarities and differences clearly we can add some more information to this fact. If we talk about similarities in all the content types we can say that no matter where you are…
  • Boost your website’s Google Ranking- Enter the Era of HTTPS

    11 Aug 2014 | 12:21 am
    Google is striving hard and investing a lot to provide security to the users; which means visitors coming over to use Google, Gmail, Google Drive etc will now have a safer connection. Recently it had switched over to industry’s leading security measure, the HTTPS encryption automatically. Google said, “Not only is the Google site but it also trying to make the entire internet a safer place for browsing. It has made sure that websites that are accessed through Google will be secure in the near future. Lately it had created ways for the webmasters to avoid and fix safety violations in their…
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  • Content And SEO – Why You Should Care

    Ashley Faulkes
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:20 am
    In this post I am going to look at why creating quality content helps you rank in search engines. In the rush to rank in Google, people often forget about writing content for their customers. But when you take a very detailed look at content and SEO together, you will realize that it makes sense to do both. What is Important in SEO Today? Google keeps moving the goal posts. So scoring an SEO goal is not as simple as it used to be. But there are a few basic things you should keep in mind if you want to get at least some traffic from Google. Freshness Affects SEO We all like our food fresh when…
  • How Creating Content Attracts Customers

    Ashley Faulkes
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Creating content for a website is something a lot of businesses ignore. That is unfortunate. Because in today’s internet-focused world, people are searching for solutions to their problems online. And if they find your business has the answer, in the form of content, then you are one step closer to a new customer. And possibly one step ahead of your competition too! Create Content That Solves Problems You have to go and sit on the other side of the table. That’s right. The customer’s side of the table. Now putting on your thinking cap, and start to think like the customer.
  • Leveraging Personal Brands on Social Media w/ Jacob Curtis

    Ashley Faulkes
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:47 pm
    In today’s podcast I speak with Jacob Curtis, who used his personal brand to make a name for the company he works for. Many bloggers and small business owners spend a lot of time creating a personal brand. You get your name out there with amazing content. You make connections and collect followers like baseballs cards. But many people on social media actually have a “normal” job. They work for someone else. However, they may still have a lot of online influence and a long list of followers on one social media site or another. So what happens when you take that social media…
  • Build an Email List to Get More Customers

    Ashley Faulkes
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    Getting more customers is a constant battle for any business. Hopefully they just walk through the door, but often you have to go out and find them yourself You could knock on their doors. (Too much work, right?) Or perhaps call people and “offer” them your services. (They usually hang up on you!) Maybe you can put up a huge billboard in the centre of your town saying how awesome you are? (That’s expensive!) What about… The Power of the Email List You might have heard about using an email list for marketing purposes? Most internet marketers talk about it. And most will tell…
  • Page One of Google And How It Gets You Customers

    Ashley Faulkes
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:50 am
    In this post I am going to show you why page one of Google is so important for your business and what you can do to get there. Google holds a certain mythical power over all business owners. Because, they control Search. Yes I have heard of Bing, and Go Go Duck (what, you haven’t heard of Go Go Duck?) But Google still holds most of the cards in this game. And in many ways, that means they control a huge part of the flow of customers from the internet, to your website. The Yearning for Page One of Google Deep down we all have a yearning to get on the first page of Google. All the cool…
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  • 15 WordPress Plugins for Growing Your Email List

    Marc Andre
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:52 am
    Regardless of what type of website you have and what industry it is in, growing a responsive mailing list should be a top priority. Email lists can be used to stay in close contact with your most loyal followers and customers, increase traffic to your site, promote and sell your own products, promote affiliate products, and much more. With all of the search algorthim changes Google has made over the past few years, and all of the sites that have lost loads of traffic as a result, an email list should be your first line of defense. Reducing your dependency on Google for traffic is an important…
  • How to Build an Online Business for Long-Term Success

    Marc Andre
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
    If you’re like me you probably come across a product or service just about every day that claims to be able to make you loads of money online in just a matter of days. While there are some success stories of people who have been able to make a lot of money quickly, reality is much different for the vast majority of people who attempt to make money online. Building an online business for the long run is typically a more realistic approach, provides a more stable foundation for a business, and in the end is likely to wind up being more lucrative than a quick burst that makes some money…
  • Interview with Pauline Cabrera of TwelveSkip

    Marc Andre
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    You may be familiar with Pauline Cabrera from her popular blog TwelveSkip. At TwelveSkip Pauline covers a variety of topics related to blogging, online business, and web design. She’s also a very active social media user with over 50,000 combined followers on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. TwelveSkip is one of my favorite blogs because of the helpful and practical content, and because it has a great, unique design that really stands out. I asked Pauline if she would be willing to answer a few questions for ProfitBlitz readers and she graciously agreed. Pauline has a lot of…
  • SiteGround Web Hosting Review

    Marc Andre
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    One of the most critical elements to having a successful website is reliable web hosting. Hosting isn’t the most glamorous topic, but if your website is down or very slow it won’t be producing the results that you need. Over the past 7 or 8 years I have used 10 different companies for various websites, and I know how frustrating it can be when there are issues with your site’s hosting. About a year and a half ago I started looking at SiteGround‘s services for hosting WordPress websites and I was really intrigued by how they compare to other managed WordPress hosts like…
  • 13 Easy Ways to Come Up with Awesome Blog Post Ideas

    Marc Andre
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    Every blogger faces the challenge of constantly coming up with topics that will be of interest to readers. With most topics and subjects there is no shortage of possibilities for blog posts. In many cases once you get a few ideas everything will start flowing and you’ll find that you have way more possibilities than you could ever cover. At that point you just need to identify the best ones that are worthy of your attention. In this article we’ll look at 13 different things you can do today if you are struggling with finding possible topics to cover in your blog posts. 1. Keep a…
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    91 Digital

  • The 400 Billion Dollar Answer Engine

    Conrad O'Connell
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    Google isn’t a search engine anymore. Google is an answer engine. The way that people search has changed – and this change has created an assumption that SEO pros need to know about. The other day, I was coming back from the mall with my wife and we were trying to decide where to eat. […] The post The 400 Billion Dollar Answer Engine appeared first on 91 Digital.
  • PPC Tips: Don’t Make These 7 Disastrous Mistakes

    Conrad O'Connell
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:19 pm
    If there is one area where I see the most business owners and managers making mistakes and thinking they can “do it all”, it’s pay per click. For tons of reasons, lots of business owners don’t seem to really understand pay per click advertising. For me, it’s one of the simplest digital marketing techniques to […] The post PPC Tips: Don’t Make These 7 Disastrous Mistakes appeared first on 91 Digital.
  • My Digital Marketing Toolbox

    Conrad O'Connell
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    There is no shortage of paid software out there in the world of digital marketing. Anyone who works in digital marketing can attest to this fact when they log into Facebook and get dozens of ads. Ask five different digital marketing professionals and you’ll get a totally mix of tools. But, this is my personal […] The post My Digital Marketing Toolbox appeared first on 91 Digital.
  • Ironclad Website Planning: Sitemap Design and Creation Tips

    Conrad O'Connell
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
      During any website project or redesign, you’ll want to create a sitemap. The reason that you’ll want to do this is so that everyone is on the same page before any code is created, any designs are started or the project gets really going. Before you hit ⌘-N on that project, get prepared: “If […] The post Ironclad Website Planning: Sitemap Design and Creation Tips appeared first on 91 Digital.
  • Avoid SEO Headaches: How I Set Up WordPress Websites

    Conrad O'Connell
    7 Jun 2014 | 4:29 pm
      I’m a fan of the massively popular CMS known as WordPress. It’s flexible, easy to understand, has great SEO potential, supported very well in the third party and overall easy to use. We find that WordPress is a good fit for a lot of our clients, personal websites and other projects. It works very […] The post Avoid SEO Headaches: How I Set Up WordPress Websites appeared first on 91 Digital.
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    Reputation Management, Simon Wadsworth » Blog

  • Greggs Wiki Logo

    Simon Wadsworth
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    The dangers of a company or brand having a Wikipedia page are all too apparent for Greggs the bakers today…… Greggs Wiki Logo!   The interesting thing is that the logo in question isn’t actually on Greggs’s Wikipedia page its appears to derive from the satirical take of Wikipedia at (Uncylopedia). Google has picked up this logo an displayed in the wiki profile seen above when you Google the company name. Has an ex-employee (or even a current disgruntled one) edited the profile which can be updated as an open platform. Wikipedia profiles are a dilemma for…
  • Hotel Reputation Management – The Dalmeny Hotel

    Simon Wadsworth
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Dalmeny Hotel Swimming Pool Hotel Reputation Management is becoming an increasingly hot topic and source of enquirers into Reputation Management Companies. Time of year may be part of the reason but it is also an increasing concern for individual hotel owners and chains of hotels. Recent cases have hit the headlines across the world with resorts being lambasted for various reasons including food poisoning and swimming pool drownings. The recent media storm around a large family hotel in the North West of England (The Dalmeny) has created some significant reputation issues (Sky News Report) …
  • Right to Be Forgotten Request Denied?

    Simon Wadsworth
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:26 am
    If you have had a Right to Be Forgotten Request denied by Google, you are not alone. We have made many applications to Google on behalf of existing and new  clients at Igniyte, many of which have been rejected due to Google citing ‘Public Interest’. There seems to be a lot of confusion amongst people we talk to about how the ruling will apply to them. To recap, the ruling is about: removing incorrect personal information that is no longer relevant or deemed to be in the public interest. The ruling does not apply to Companies, Brands or Products so you cant get reviews removed…
  • Online Brand Audit

    Simon Wadsworth
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    Sometimes Brands and Companies get obsessed with occupying position one in the search engines for their name.  Once achieved they see it as ‘Job Done’. In reality, for Brand searches on Google, position one will only get approximately 32% of the page one clicks – with the (up to) other nine slots on page one taking the majority of clicks. When someone does a brand search they are often looking for the credibility stamps around that brand (e.g Press, Reviews, Industry body listings etc). This is why Reputation Management Companies are focused on owning and controlling all…
  • Bing introduces removal request form in response to ‘right to be forgotten’ EU ruling

    Simon Wadsworth
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:24 am
    Following the ‘right to be forgotten’ European Union (EU) ruling in May, the vast majority of submissions for link removals have been made through Google’s new search removal request form  – over 70,000 according to Google’s official blog. However this week, Microsoft launched its own online removal form, allowing individuals to request ‘blocks’ to search results through Bing. The application allows EU residents to request the removal of links to specific search results appearing about them on the Internet. Applicants using the Bing removal request form need to…
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    Branding Media

  • Snapchat Has Greater Undergrad User Engagement Than Facebook

    Matt Jackson
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    …But Is The Photo And Video Sharing Social Networking App Worth $10bn? Research conducted by a New York based marketing company, Sumpto, that specifically aims to connect brands with students has released the results of a student survey, which shows that undergraduates are far more engaged with Snapchat than they are with Facebook. The news comes despite the launch of Facebook’s own Slingshot messaging app, and will be considered a blow to the social network that would list students as one of its most important user groups. The survey also revealed that Facebook is deemed as offering…
  • 25,000 Users To Sue Facebook Over Data Privacy

    Matt Jackson
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    Lawyer Amassed 25,000 Names Of People Willing To Sue Facebook Over Privacy Breaches Campaigner and lawyer Max Schrems has amassed a list of 25,000 names belonging to users of the social networking website, Facebook, who are willing to be part of a class-action lawsuit and sue the site for online privacy matters. Schrems had to limit the number of plaintiffs after being inundated with people that wanted to be a part of what could be a ground breaking lawsuit. Facebook, and other big Internet websites, are plagued with complaints over their use of user data, and Facebook does tend to suffer the…
  • App Marketing Costs Continue To Rise

    Matt Jackson
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    Cost Per Loyal User Has Increased For Mobile App Marketing According To Study By Fiksu An app marketing company in Boston, Fiksu, has said that the cost of app marketing has soared and is likely to continue to do so. The company has analysed the cost of using apps to attract loyal followers, and has published its Cost Per Loyal User Index figures, which show that the average loyal follower cost $2.23 in June of this year, representing the peak value. Most companies and individuals are aware that app marketing can be expensive. The app itself needs to be developed, it needs to be submitted to…
  • Americans Hate Facebook

    Matt Jackson
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
    It may have more than a billion members around the world, and many people may struggle to survive without its use, but according to the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), Facebook is the most hated of all social media sites; social media itself ranks as the fourth most hated of all industries. The respective success, or failure, of each of these sites is determined by a number of factors, but the group behind ACSI predict that the prevalence of advertising and ease of use are among the most important factors. Social media and social networking usage is higher than ever, and…
  • Google Top Of The User Satisfaction List

    Matt Jackson
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Google has come out on top of the Annual Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) ahead of any other search engine for US customers. Apart from one year, Google has topped the list ever since the year 2000. All Others came second in the list, achieving an overall score of 77 compared to Google’s 83 rating. Bing and MSN tied for third with a score of 73 followed by Yahoo on 71 and AOL on 70. Of the major search engines, Google was the only one to make any gains when compared to the previous year. The search engines have enjoyed mixed results between them, on all fronts. Google not only remains at…
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    Motivational Marketer's Journal | Online Marketing Muscle

  • Organic SEO Defined

    Dean Mercado
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:06 pm
    What is your SEO strategy for your business? Is it working? How do you know? In this video, I simplify and define the 2-sides of the organic SEO coin. The post Organic SEO Defined appeared first on Motivational Marketer's Journal | Online Marketing Muscle.
  • Online Properties. What are They? Why Should Business Care?

    Dean Mercado
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    BIG QUESTION: When it comes to Lead Generation, SEO and branding, why cast one fishing line when you can cast an enormous net? In this video I will introduce the concept of online properties and why businesses need to care… along with several other baked in goodies that you can take action on immediately. The post Online Properties. What are They? Why Should Business Care? appeared first on Motivational Marketer's Journal | Online Marketing Muscle.
  • How Strong Is Your Brand Online?

    Dean Mercado
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    CAUTION: You will be judged by the strength of your brand online! In this video I share and recommend 2 simple and free key brand metrics every small business should track every month. The post How Strong Is Your Brand Online? appeared first on Motivational Marketer's Journal | Online Marketing Muscle.
  • Are People Talking About You Online?

    Dean Mercado
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    Reputation Management is critical for small business. One bad online review, whether deserved or not, can thoroughly damage your chance at success. In this video, I share a simple and free tool you can use to begin managing your reputation online. The post Are People Talking About You Online? appeared first on Motivational Marketer's Journal | Online Marketing Muscle.
  • Is Your Business Mobile Ready?

    Dean Mercado
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:08 am
    So is your business mobile ready? Are you creating the best experience possible for your target market? How do you know? WARNING: All signs from all experts are pointing toward a huge shift in how people access the Internet…. how they look for what you do (or sell) when they are looking to buy. Mobile usage is growing exponentially year-over-year. In this video, I will explore this topic and offers insights along the way to mobilize your business. The post Is Your Business Mobile Ready? appeared first on Motivational Marketer's Journal | Online Marketing Muscle.
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  • The New Era of Word of Mouth Marketing via Instagram Influencers

    Wong Dorcas
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:19 am
    Word of mouth marketing via Instagram influencer Instagram has changed the way people see the world “Kevin SystromCo-founderInstagram Instagram’s connectivity enables anyone to share pictures, up to 60 million visuals on a daily average, with an international audience. This helps individuals to weave a special kind of storytelling and bonding with others over shared online experiences. Why Instagram Influencers Advertisements are all around us. People have already been overexposed to endless advertisements of what companies are trying to tell them. However, they prefer…
  • 5 Useful Lessons From ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Bright Raj
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Image source: If you haven’t noticed already, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral and everyone that you know is either talking about it or taking it. What started as a modest social media campaign in the USA has spread all over the world, and we are not even kidding. It is now arguably the most successful charity campaign till date. In this blog we are going to be discussing the ‘whys’ of this ongoing successful campaign. But first, what is this #icebucketchallenge? The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge involves a bucket of ice water dumped over a participant’s head. If…
  • Social Media Landscape In Singapore 2014

    17 Aug 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Social media in Singapore is slowly being acknowledged by brands and businesses, for both MNCs and SMEs alike. Although the majority of business owners still have their reservations on how social media can help their businesses, it is rather heartening to see startups and young companies embracing social media; recognising what social media can do for them. So why should companies take on social media? I will not give you the generic answers that you have heard hundreds, if not thousands of times. “Oh, because all of your customers are on Facebook” These answers just don’t give us a…
  • Brand Value Lessons From Starbucks Instagram Campaign

    Bright Raj
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Early bird catches the worm. Ringing true to the adage, Starbucks was one of the earliest adapters(since 2011) of Instagram and today, it is on the No.2 spot of the Top 50 Brands on Instagram in terms of the number of account followers and [branded] hashtags according to Totems. They have a staggering 2.8 million followers. How did they do it? While most brands have come to realize that success on Instagram is directly proportional to the native advertising, why does Starbucks stand out? In his book ‘Pour Your Heart Into It’ CEO and founder, Howard Schultz, said, “People connect with…
  • Taco Bell’s Native Advertising Success Story

    Bright Raj
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Native Ads might just be the next big thing… the bomb-dot-com in social media marketing in 2014. While most companies and agencies are just testing waters, the Tex-Mex giant Taco Bell has already proved that it is a success when used the right way. So, what are Native Ads? They are a type of advertising where user experience is used as the framework within which the advertiser gives the content. Earlier in 2014, Taco Bell went on to commence their newest and largest product launch in their history: the Live Más campaign with Cantina Bell menu. Since the Millennials are the largest consumer…
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    Think Landing Pages

  • Advanced Landing Page Modes And How To Use Them

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    The Ultimate Landing Page Advanced has several modes that you can use to control how and when your visitors see a landing page.  The four modes available are Default, Coming Soon/Maintenance, Homepage, and Gateway.  These modes can be set on the Landing Page Options Setting page (Settings>Landing Page Options). Default Coming Soon/Maintenance Homepage Gateway Default Default mode is set when you make no selection on the Landing Page Options Setting page.  In this mode, visitors will only see landing pages when you send them directly to them.  This can be from an external or internal…
  • The Broken “Online Business” Model And How To Fix It

    24 Jun 2014 | 12:07 am
    We’ve all been sold a pack of lies. Get online; start a business; put up a site; write some content; and success will follow. The problem is, it doesn’t work that way. Sure you get the few who just seem to have it all fall in their laps – or at least that’s the way they tell it. But the truth is, success in online business, just like any business, is hard. Not a vending machine Now, I don’t want you to think that it is out of your reach to succeed online. I want you to realize it is not a vending machine that says put in $.50 and you will get this bag of chips.
  • Corporate Landing Page 1

    29 May 2014 | 11:12 pm
    This template can be used to make a landing page or coming soon page to capture emails. It uses the Foundation Framework. You can download it and use it on your sites and your client’s sites. The license does not allow you to redistribute other than to use it on your client’s sites. Download the Corporate Landing Page 1 here.
  • Blue Business Landing Page And Coming Soon Page

    4 May 2014 | 11:45 pm
    This template can be used to make a landing page or coming soon page to capture emails. It uses the Foundation Framework. You can download it and use it on your sites and your client’s sites. The license does not allow you to redistribute other than to use it on your client’s sites. Download the Blue Business Landing Page and Coming Soon Page here.
  • This is why email is so vital to your marketing

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    A few months back I saw an advertisement in a magazine for a company that provides mailing list. You know, the ones to physical addresses. The list are basically list you could compile yourself. Things like, doctors categorized by specialty…stuff like that. They just make it easier by compiling them for you. The offer was really good. I just was not ready to take action on subscribing to their service at the time. They didn’t make an offer to me to join their email list. Now I am sitting here and I have a use for their service, but I can’t remember what the name of the site is. If…
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    Internet Marketing Muscle

  • 5 Tips for Writing a Kick Ass Guest Blog Pitch

    Bill Davis
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Below is a guest post from Brian Burt, the founder of WebRev Marketing and Design in Chicago. Full bio below. Unless you’ve been marketing from under a rock, you know full well that guest blogging is important for your company’s rankings and rep. But there remains some mystery around the best way to get an opportunity. Just how does one convince a website owner to lend their precious web space to a stranger whom they suspect just wants a little link juice? Well, I’ll go ahead and bust your bubble upfront and tell you that it’s not easy and it’s certainly not quick. But that’s kind…
  • 8 Demographic Factors to Consider When Writing Sales Copy

    Bill Davis
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    This also goes for product creation, of course. Click here to watch the video. The post 8 Demographic Factors to Consider When Writing Sales Copy appeared first on Internet Marketing Muscle.
  • How to Optimize Conversions for the 3 Major Website Types

    Bill Davis
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Below is a handy infographic from Neil Patel of Quicksprout. It lays out the various effective ways to optimize conversions to your website, whether you’re a lead site, a user site, or an ecommerce site. Good stuff! Courtesy of: Quick Sprout The post How to Optimize Conversions for the 3 Major Website Types appeared first on Internet Marketing Muscle.
  • Quick and Dirty Retargeting and Redirecting Plugins

    Bill Davis
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    *** UPDATE  *** My simple experiment did not work. I think there’s an issue with the timing of dropping the Facebook pixel and the redirect – it happens too fast and the pixel never registers. There may be a way to slow this down but I don’t know how to do it without making the visitor wait a really long time, which is NOT what I want to do. Original post I love the internet! I had an idea and wasn’t sure whether it would work or not; I even devised a method to make it functional, if it worked. And then I found this: 2 plugins: One to paste in your Facebook…
  • Copywriting Shortcuts Review

    Bill Davis
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Hi there, I wanted to let you in on a nifty little report that my friend wrote. Samuel Mitaro is a copywriting prodigy. He started writing copy for local businesses when he was 17 and landed some pretty hefty clients. We’re both in the San Francisco Bay Area, and if you know anything about the area, you know it’s smack dab in the middle of some pretty interesting businesses, so even “local businesses” carry a lot of clout. He’s been writing sales copy for a few years and his clients have done pretty well. He put together a report that shows you how to write good…
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  • 4 Ways to Find out What Your Customers Want and Provide It

    Matt Baldwin
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Well-written and researched content will not only sell, but also help with search engine optimization. If it’s useful and targeted, there is a high possibility for it to go viral and positively influence your goals. But the question is: how do you find out what your customers want so you can provide it? Search engines […]
  • 10 Tips to Help You Optimize Your Conversion Funnel

    Matt Baldwin
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:40 pm
    The conversion funnel is a crucial element in any business, ensuring that prospects and leads are converted all the way to actual sales. If your conversion funnel is leaky, you will be losing the money you spend on marketing and burn your leads. In this guide we give you 10 great tips for optimizing your […]
  • SEO Copywriting Tips to Help Your Content Rank in 2014

    Matt Baldwin
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    SEO Copywriting is a crucial part of any Search Engine Optimization strategy but it becomes difficult to keep track of all the changes in algorithms that Google and other search engines decide to make. In fact, at times there are certain changes which can result in more harm than good if your content optimization strategies […]
  • Basic Search Engine Optimization Guidelines to Increase Organic Traffic

    Matt Baldwin
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) basically refers to the methods and techniques used to optimize web content so that it can be easily found and indexed by search engines like Google. It is important for your website to be optimized because search engines serve as gateways between your website and the people who are searching for […]
  • 24 Tools & Examples to Create Videos for Small Business Branding & Marketing

    Matt Baldwin
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Complete Guide to Creating Web Videos for Small Business Branding & Marketing Campaigns along with 24 Tools, Examples and Tips for Video Content Production on a Small Scale...
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    SEO Marketing Expert

  • What is SEO? And What Does SEO Really Mean?

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Ok, you’ve heard it a million times now (or maybe a few thousand)   The term is basically becoming synonymous with having any website, webpage or online product? It’s the middle of 2014 and almost 2015 so now the web has changed substantially. So the days of hiding keywords in the bottom of your webpages … Read More → The post What is SEO? And What Does SEO Really Mean? appeared first on SEO Marketing Expert.
  • Is Google Shopping Worth it?

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
    This is a question almost every small business or e-commerce owner will have moving forward online.  I’ve been quoted on my overall dis-satisfaction on many other sites throughout the net on the “new Google Shopping” and it’s effects on users, small business and the general state of retailing online since it’s inception.     So … Read More → The post Is Google Shopping Worth it? appeared first on SEO Marketing Expert.
  • Does Chiropractic Really Help?

    29 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Okay, okay, I know it’s not about marketing.   However, the old saying goes. No Health = No Wealth!         With that in mind, I have to let everyone know that I was not in the perfect place the past 4 years.  And despite my healthy eating, regular weightlifting regimens and overall … Read More → The post Does Chiropractic Really Help? appeared first on SEO Marketing Expert.
  • Is Content Still King? No, Here’s Why

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    Okay, okay. I know you’ve heard it before.   It’s the #1 belief that anyone who proclaims to know about what “Google Wants” seems to spurt out like the public water fountain when giving others advice on trying to help their website. So what’s changed really? Why are you even searching for whether or not … Read More → The post Is Content Still King? No, Here’s Why appeared first on SEO Marketing Expert.
  • Does Redesigning My Website Really Matter

    8 Apr 2014 | 5:59 pm
    So if I eat bad foods does it matter? Or, if you don’t exercise is it a big deal? And is it really important to redesign my website, even though I am not an online business?     As you can see, there are really many questions that you can ask yourself on “whether it … Read More → The post Does Redesigning My Website Really Matter appeared first on SEO Marketing Expert.
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    Ignite Visibility

  • CTR in Webmaster Tools, a Gold Mine to Increase Search Traffic

    John E Lincoln
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Most SEO professionals believe that CTR influences search results. They also believe that a high bounce rate, low time on site, low pages per visit and other similar metrics, when looked at in relation to the industry the website belongs to, can have SEO impact. Or, at the very least, are strong indicators of quality content. CTR (Click Through Rate) in particular is a very important one. This tells us how many times users are clicking on your organic search listing based on how often it is shown. So if you have a higher CTR, you get more traffic. CTR Optimization in Webmaster Tools, a Gold…
  • Search within Search: Google Testing Resurgance of Search Feature

    Mitchell Haw
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    Google is attempting a resurgence of a search feature they rolled out a few years back. It is essentially a search box within the actual search you perform. This sounds a little puzzling at first, but it is actually quite simple. We have seen this in the past but this one appears to be a more user-friendly version so far. This is basically a reformatted version to offer a bigger, more noticeable option to engage users. A few years back it was incorporated on a limited number of brands, but now we are seeing it expand.  More and more brands are getting this function. Prime examples are…
  • 13 Critical SEO Strategies To Implement Before Penguin 3.0

    John E Lincoln
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Penguin 3.0 is speculated to run any day now, and SEO professionals are scrambling to get their websites in line for the update. (Why so many have waited until now, I have no idea.) Here are some things you should do before the next Penguin update — and for your website’s SEO in general. 13 Critical SEO Strategies To Implement Before Penguin 3 1. Audit Meta Tags Go through an audit of your titles and meta descriptions. If any of these items run over their recommended character count, are empty, or have a ton of keywords stuffed in them, you should clean that up as quickly as…
  • Online Video Marketing, Will It Dominate Television?

    Daniel Jensen
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    As viewers have become increasingly untethered from traditional television viewing, and increasingly watching content online and on mobile devices, we’re starting to see dramatic shifts in marketing budgets towards online video. According to a recent report from Vidyard, 71 percent of marketers have found that their conversion performance for online video content was either somewhat or much better compared to other types of marketing content. Online Video Marketing, Will It Dominate Television? Increased engagement, a mobile audience and shifting budgets, have all led many to speculate…
  • Guide to Switching from HTTP to HTTPS for SEO

    Alyssa Ast
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Earlier in the month, Google announced a lightweight ranking signal within their Google Search algorithm. The Https/SSL ranking signal is said to only impact an estimated one percent of global searches, but Google says they may strengthen the Https signal overtime. Thus, allowing webmasters an adequate amount of time to migrate their websites from Http to Https. Google’s new process of buying and installing an SSL certification is an effort to push improved online security and will play an important role in SEO; however, it is not going to be an instant fix for improved ranking. The Https…
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    Social Media Marketing | Digital Marketing Blog in India

  • Role of Creativity in Advertising & Digital Marketing

    Rajat Jain
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Advertisement campaign or a marketing strategy without creativity is like an ecommerce website without payment gateway or a job without salary. Simply advertising can never be effective unless and until it is appealing, it can only appeal once it is creative. Creativity varies with taste, geography, culture, time, gender, age etc… For example an advertisement campaign […]
  • Easy & quick ways to get top rankings on Google with particular keywords

    Rajat Jain
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Today, I am going to blog something very interesting and helpful for seo experts to get the top rankings on Google with particular keywords in almost no time. In my earlier post ” step by step ways to improve search engine ranking “, I mentioned the best ways to optimize your website, make it search engine compatible, […]
  • Tech Tidbits for 2014!

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Tech Habits are very important! There are several tidbits that you may already haveb if you dont make sure you follow these simple rules in 2014 for a better 2014!
  • Step by step ways to improve search engine ranking

    Rajat Jain
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Search engine optimization commonly known as SEO has become a topic of interest for every businessmen these days. From small firm to large scale industries, from driving school to entertainment companies everyone wants to get the top positions or ranking on search engines like Google & Bing. Professional SEO Companies offers seo services charging heavy to […]
  • Importance of Landing Page in Digital Marketing

    Rajat Jain
    24 Jun 2014 | 11:23 am
    Today, I am writing this blog post to explain the importance of Landing Page in digital marketing (or) online marketing (or) internet marketing, whatever you like to name it. Before I get on to explain it more technically, I would like to give a brief definition of landing page and how it has come in […]
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    Biz Lab Online

  • Blogging For Dummies Cheat Sheet

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Blogging For Beginners..........Blogs play are a key role in educating readers in your Niche Market. Believe it or not the majority of your most qualified leads will come from your blog — and that is whether you’ve identified them or not. So how do you capture your readers attention, engage and capture them as leades?Blogs […] The post Blogging For Dummies Cheat Sheet appeared first on Biz Lab Online.
  • Internet Marketing Tips

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Traditional Marketing methods have now become archaic, ineffective and more expensive. Have you recently checked into the costs of promoting your business through either a Industry Magazine, Newspaper print, Flyer or Radio? If you have, I bet you were stopped in your tracks with the quotes you were given... The post Internet Marketing Tips appeared first on Biz Lab Online.
  • Email Marketing Tips

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:15 pm
    It is critical in any email marketing campaign that all your emails get opened. So how do you entice your email list to open your emails? You know what it is like to get email. What makes you open your email? Get started with our Free Email Marketing Tips. Lets take a look @ a few key elements to consider... The post Email Marketing Tips appeared first on Biz Lab Online.
  • How Do You Make Money Online?

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    I get asked a lot how do you make money online? Kim... Great question. But the truth is there is no shiny object or push buttons out there online. Seriously if you are surfing all over the Internet looking STOP NOW. Don't give up your full time job just yet or close the doors on your business either. Making money online is a skill that you need to invest time and money in before you will reap the rewards... The post How Do You Make Money Online? appeared first on Biz Lab Online.
  • What Is A Niche Market?

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:24 pm
    I have been asked this question - What is a niche market? So I thought I give you the overall definition first, then follow up with the definition from an Internet Business point of view... Overall Definition of What Is A Market - A market economy is an economy in which decisions regarding investment, production and distribution are based on supply and demand, and prices of goods and services are determined in a free price system... The post What Is A Niche Market? appeared first on Biz Lab Online.
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  • How to use Twitter for Digital and Social Media Marketing

    Waylen Miki
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    The big advantage that Twitter has to offer social media marketing companies is the ability to gain followers quickly. Long before a prospective follower decides to be-friend your company page on Facebook, they are more likely to follow your Twitter feed, or at least, be part of a re-tweet chain. Twitter creates brand ambassadors out of every follower of your updates. They in turn reach out to their audiences and extend your brand message. Besides the obvious merits of creating a strong social presence, there are some other ways to use this free service. If you’re a small to mid-sized…
  • Top Twitter Tools for Social Media Marketing

    Nader Mahmoudi
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    We love Twitter. But we love it even more because of the add-ons, apps and tools that are available to us. Here is a list of some of the tools that we love to use. They are each uniquely designed to improve your social media marketing efforts. Using only a few of them will immediately streamline your Twitter presence and make you come off far more professional than if you so-called “do it yourself.” With so many free tools at your disposal, there’s no reason not to take advantage of the benefits. These tools are designed to make your Twitter experience easier. Discover which tools you…
  • How to Improve Social Media Marketing With a Google Plus Page

    Waylen Miki
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    When we think about social media marketing and growing a businesses’ presence, we often consider each channel as one giant entity. The truth is, each portal has its own unique personality, searchability, and followers. Each portal can be used in special and creative ways in order to access the searchers and users who are already present. Google Plus is quickly becoming its own platform for business blogging, social media marketing and centre of consumer activity. Unlike LinkedIn, Google Plus crosses between a business presence and a purely non-professional presence as you might imagine is…
  • Be Yourself

    Nader Mahmoudi
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Looking to find a way to earn money? Do you really want to attract more visitors, leads and revenue for your business / website?   Go and start! Don’t look for SEO, inbound marketing tips and different tricks. You don’t need necessarily to follow best practices and templates. Be yourself. Follow your heart.    
  • Increase your Website Traffic with the Art of Online Visualization

    Vida Setoudeh
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Online visualization is a surprisingly strong weapon when it comes to gaining readers and attracting more traffic to your site. Though content has traditionally been about words, in this modern day and age, visually pleasing material can go a long way in attracting visitors to your site. If you’re not a graphic designer and don’t want to spend tons on one, there are a few alternative ways to create cool and engaging visual content. 1) Dipity This online resource enables uses to create interactive timelines and within each timeline, a number of events. The events are clickable with…
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    Super Monitoring Blog

  • Top websites, Google searches, Facebook pages and apps, Twitter and Google+ most followed in August 2014

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    What was popular on the Internet in August 2014? Google top 25 search phrases Facebook top 25 Pages Facebook top 25 Apps Twitter 25 most followed Google+ 25 most followed Alexa top 25 websites Web browsers market share.   Scroll down for Twitter TAKEAWAYS (or click here) Feel free to use this infographic on your blog or website, but please don’t forget to link to TWITTER TAKEAWAYS Top 10 searches in August 2014: facebook, google, you, youtube, craigslist, yahoo, news, weather, amazon, gmail Tweet this Top 5 Facebook pages in August 2014:…
  • Live Chat Inc. – Offer Incredible Customer Service & Wow Your Customers

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Live Chat, A web application that enables your sales or customer support team to interact with your customers through the website. It offers better engagement to the visitors with your website. Live Chat has numerous functions integrated and using facebook to know who your customer is and the ability to know more about the viewer or customer through their facebook profile is one feature that any ecommerce company or business would need. Decreasing the customer service response time and increasing the customer satisfaction is what Live Chat does. A large number of people would love to get…
  • Top websites, Google searches, Facebook pages and apps, Twitter and Google+ most followed in July 2014

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    What was popular on the Internet in July 2014? Google top 25 search phrases Facebook top 25 Pages Facebook top 25 Apps Twitter 25 most followed Google+ 25 most followed Alexa top 25 websites Web browsers market share.   Scroll down for Twitter TAKEAWAYS (or click here) Feel free to use this infographic on your blog or website, but please don’t forget to link to TWITTER TAKEAWAYS Top 10 searches in July 2014: facebook, google, you, youtube, craigslist, weather, news, yahoo, world cup, amazon Tweet this Top 5 Facebook pages in July 2014:…
  • Blow off Web Analytics with KISSmetrics

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    The collection, analysis and measurement of the web data to understand and optimize the web usage utilizing the reports hence generated. Web Analytics is a multipurpose tool which can be used for measuring the web traffic, perform market research, to enhance the impact a website has on the visitors and also to measure the impact an advertising campaign has. Web Analytics helps you keep a watch on the traffic on your website and also reveals the popular trends useful for market research. It provides the number of visits and page views a website has. Web analytics can be divided into two…
  • Competitive Intelligence Tool – WhatRunsWhere

    Sarvesh Ahuja
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    The act of supporting executives and managers in making strategies and decisions based upon defining, gathering, analyzing and distributing intelligence assessment, forecasts of behavior or recommended course of action regarding a product, competitor, customers or some aspect of the environment is called competitive intelligence. Learning about what’s happening in the business outer world so that you can compete better and beat your competitors. Competitive intelligence is one of the most ethical and legal practice where the focus is on the environment external to the business. The process…
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    Help your business to grow online locally

  • Tips on adding Bing local business listing for local search engine ranking

    Enna Griffen
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    As compared to Google, Bing’s local search tools & features don’t get a lot of airplay. However, this could change after the launch of a completely new local listings tool for business owners. It is called the Bing Business Portal and has certain features that might make Google Places green with envy. Here’s how you can add bing local business listings in it’s new local business portal for search engine ranking. Basic Business Information The process of creating and claiming new business listings is fairly standard, but there are some unique things that you should know.
  • Local Business Listings Management for Multi Location Business

    Enna Griffen
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    A strong presence and visibility in local search engines has become increasingly important for multi-location brands. Google marks its importance by ensuring that the local branded and non-branded terms play a greater role in the search results. A large percent of consumers depend on search engines to shop locally. The queries come from a desktop, from maps and apps on the mobile web and even from other in-vehicle devices like GPS. Most of the internet transactions, today, have a local connection, as the user on a device is tied to a geo-coordinate. Basically, wherever or whoever your…
  • Google Pigeon Update overview by local search specialists

    Enna Griffen
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Released on 24th July Google has official released and update named “Google Pigeon Update. The main objective of the algorithm update is to filter out the local search result. This update is known as “local search algorithmic update” which seems to have impacted local search results for small business. Here is an Info graphics view along with the important points highlighted by local search specialists or experts of the domain.   What does experts says about this new Google update? A)  David Mihm, Director of Local Search Strategy at Moz mainly focus on: 1. Results…
  • Tips For Optimizing Google Places Local Business Listings

    Enna Griffen
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Offering accurate, complete, and meaningful information regarding your business to potential customers, at the precise moment they are searching for products or services; can lead to more traffic and sales in-store as well as online. Google Local Places for business helps business owners share information regarding their products, stores, and geographic locations with interested shoppers when they are searching for products or business types on various Google properties. The service specifically aims at brick-and-mortar shops or multi-channel retailers selling from a retail location as well…
  • Steps For Fixing Google Duplicate Listing For Local Business

    Enna Griffen
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Duplicate listing is a term which indicates that your business has more than one listing on Google search or Google Places. For example, you have one office that you run your business from but when you search on Google you get numerous listings. There needs to be only one listing per business spot in search results as well as in Google Places. More than one entry can create confusion for customers and moreover affect revenue. Hence, it’s important to ensure that you have only one unique listing. Given below are instructions for handling this duplicate listing issue effectively: 1. Log on to…
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    SEO 5 Consulting

  • Three Ways Companies can Respond to the SEO Keyword Knowledge Gap

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Several months ago, a large change took place within the SEO industry; Google adopted secure search. The move prompted much anguish within the industry and led to a scramble to seek out alternative keyword tools. Companies are now focused more on the user intent than the keyword entered into the search engine. Many would argue that this retrained focus has yielded stronger content and greater search performance for users, confirming that Google was correct in making the decision. With a move toward intent rather than keyword-focused campaigns, online marketers must find tools that highlight a…
  • 3 Methods Companies Can Use to adjust to the New AdWords Changes

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Google has recently announced a change to the way the company matches keywords within AdWords campaigns. The company will now apply close variant matching to exact keyword matches and phrase match keywords. It’s a move that could see companies lose their ability for precise targeting within AdWords campaigns. For those who are new to close variant matching and the processes involved, here are three methods for adjusting to the new data within AdWords campaigns. 1.  Expect Additional Search Volume For those who exclusively use exact matching of keywords within their search campaigns, the…
  • 3 Ways Companies Can Now Use Autocomplete to Influence Search Campaigns

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Every search user has likely noticed, at one time or another, auto complete results that come up for their search query. The search terms found within auto complete can have an effect on a company’s reputation online. For example the keyword terms “scam” and “company name” can lead to the company receiving negative attention. It’s important to consider both what these terms say about the brand and how these terms are affecting search campaigns. One particular issue is that scandalous content tends to be more interesting to the searcher and so these listings will likely be read by…
  • Three Intuitive Tools to Help Drive Link-Building Campaigns

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    When collecting resources as part of a comprehensive link-building campaign, it’s important for companies to consolidate their information into one dynamic system so that the entire process is organized effectively. In addition, because outreach for link-building campaigns can become challenging over several months, it’s important that campaign managers locate and utilize the best available products to maintain the focus of the campaign. Let’s look at three of the leading tools for building a link building campaign. 1. Gmail Canned Responses Oftentimes, when marketing managers have…
  • Google Adwords Introduces Dynamic Site Links

    6 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    Earlier in July, Google announced that they would be introducing dynamic site links to each of their Google AdWords campaigns. These dynamic site links are automatically generated and appear directly below the ad text to provide users with a direct point-of-entry to specific pages within a company’s website. It’s a means of providing more relevant search results to the user and a way for companies, potentially, to achieve free clicks through their advertisements. Here’s what webmasters need to know about this latest Google addition: The Dynamic Site Links Can Improve Ad Performance…
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    Laughing Samurai

  • Low Conversion Rate? Maybe It’s Time For An Update.

    Benjamin Collins
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    Remember the last amazing website you looked at? What was it that stood out about it for you? I’m sure like the rest of us you look at hundreds of websites in a given week, some of which you frequent regularly, and others you pass over as you move around the internet. The great thing about the internet is you can still come across websites that look like they were designed in 1997 (and probably were). At the same time you have the most popular sites, like Facebook, that are making incremental design changes on an almost daily basis. Like anything in our world, the one thing that is true…
  • Inspirational Quotes: George Bernard Shaw

    Benjamin Collins
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    Everyone loves inspirational quotes designed in fancy poster like displays of typographical genius right? With the dual purpose of fueling creativity and motivating our team, clients and guests as they enter the Laughing Samurai headquarters, we’ve been posting a series of quotes and images that move us on our entry wall. It might be an image we’ve found, or a quote or something random that was said that stuck in our heads. It might be unreasonable, but we thought you might enjoy some of what we’re hanging, so we’re gonna post them here from time to time. Yeah.
  • What Does it Take to Build a Brand Culture?

    Benjamin Collins
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:09 am
    We know what it takes to define a brand. Whether it is defined from the beginning or not, every business has a mission. It starts with an idea, from a founder or group of founders, and they set off to bring their vision to life. If their vision involves products, the mission might involve innovation or value. If they’re branding a service, their mission could involve user experience or dependability. Even if it takes time to put it into words, there is a natural attitude that forms around a business that goes into their mission and values and with a little focused effort you can start…
  • Summer Solstice Celebration

    Laughing Samurai
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:36 am
    Held annually on Summer Solstice, Bonfire, is somewhat of a mid-year revitalization for our team. It’s a time to toast to our accomplishments in the first 6 months and cheers to all that is to come in the second half of the year – while getting to entertain some of our closest friends/clients. We are always evolving as a company, but our culture continuously grows deeper and is on full display at this event. Nothing is more Samurai than an evening filled with food, drinks, drum beats and some of the most awesome people in our community! Huge thanks to The Acre for providing the…
  • Blistered Tomato Soup

    Angelina Aldrich
    5 Jun 2014 | 9:13 am
    Soup has this sad stigma of being a winter time meal. But, we’re here to tell you that as long as your AC isn’t broken in the Florida afternoon heat, soup is quick and easy comfort food year round. We usually have enough veggies and herbs on hand to be able to throw in a stock pot whenever soup cravings hit, but this particular recipe would even be worth a special trip to the grocery store. It’s a fancy take on the forever classic tomato soup and as always, would be paired perfectly with a grilled cheese. WHAT YOU’LL NEED 2 Pints of Tomatoes (grape or cherry work…
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  • Interview with Brendan Cronin

    13 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    Check out our first office interview featuring Brendan Cronin, massfinity's Affiliate Marketing Coordinator. Brendan recruits and builds long-lasting partnerships with advertisers and publishers. Prior to joining the massfinity team Brendan worked with top executives in the finance industry and has experience bringing a ROI-centered approach to projects. He has worked in the freelance marketing sector, as well as been involved in grassroots programs. Brendan is a graduate of Bridgewater State University  What do you do? As an Affiliate Marketing Coordinator at massfinity, it's my job to…
  • How To Build Anticipation

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    You are in the process of making a very cool and innovative product. You want to get people excited about it before it hits the stores. For that, you need to build anticipation. You need to get people talking and social sharing about your product to get excitement going. Think of a new iPhone launch every year. People wait in lines for hours to be the first in the store to get the iPhone. They are so intrigued by the product that they are willing to camp out in the cold just to be one of the first people to get it. So how do successful companies build this kind of anticipation? They begin…
  • 10 Ways To Utilize Facebook To Promote Your Company

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    Are you looking to maximize Facebook to market your company or website? Here are some tips and tools that I recommend to achieve that goal based on my experience as a digital advertising agency for large and small companies. Facebook has become the #1 social network on the Internet landscape, so you absolutely have to be leveraging Facebook for all you can as a business, website owner, or blogger. Facebook keeps changing and evolving, so you have to stay on top of what you can do to maximize your presence on Facebook to generate as much traffic and exposure as possible. Facebook represents…
  • Why You Should Include Video Marketing In Your Affiliate Marketing Efforts

    10 Jul 2014 | 6:09 am
    Have you created a video to help with affiliate marketing? If not, you should stop and read this article!  Video marketing has taken the marketing industry by storm recently, and while some may have thought it was a fad we would get over, it is still continuing to gain momentum. A recent Info-graphic created by Social Media Today highlights the impact video creation has had. It also shows the capability it has to increase your online presence in this day and age. In my opinion this is the way that affiliate blogging is headed in and here are some of the main points to show you:…
  • 14 Effective Ways to Earn Money Through Affiliate Marketing

    1 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    Affiliate marketing is a great way for anyone with a website, blog, Facebook page, or Twitter account to earn extra money through the Internet. It’s really easy to get started and start growing your affiliate marketing empire. I wanted to take a few minutes to discuss some ways any ambitious affiliate marketer can maximize their efforts and start generating revenue with their time spent working online. The first step most affiliate marketers take is to launch a website or blog. I recommend a 100% free website. All you need is a gmail account and you can launch your first blog…
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    Web Technology Blog - Unveil the

  • Are You Playing The Game of Online Marketing But You’re Not Prepared for It?

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    What company doesn't want to excel online to meet their marketing, sales and production goals? Yet, most companies remind me of the kid who was extremely talented at football but only wanted to play in the games. He wouldn't practice and felt he had it all together and didn't need or want the coaching or interaction with his teammates. Preparation, what preparation? Who needs that? That’s for the people who aren't any good. Right?....
  • Are You Flailing Around Trying To Build A Business Online Or Are You Actively Building a Community That Will Help You Do It?

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    How many blog articles have you written? How many social media posts have you created? How many times are you left wondering why you keep doing it day after day when readership is is low and there are no comments and no engagement and there are no prospects and you’re earning no sales?....
  • Failing My Way to Success As A Web Designer and Business Owner

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    If you've been in business for longer than a few months, you already have started to figure out that you don’t know what you don’t know. At some point, it happens to us all. But it doesn't have to be the end all. You can always learn more. The question is how?....
  • Web Design Companies – Are Your Clients Struggling To Get You Content?

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    How many times have your clients had unrealistic expectations about what you were doing for them? No matter how well you communicate, they don’t seem to understand that you build websites. You don’t create content. That’s the responsibility of the business. Yet, the client is expecting us to help them with something that we are really not qualified to do, right? And that’s write their content. It’s a frustrating cycle that I’ve talked with fellow web designers about over and over again over the last ten years. But there is a deeper problem.....
  • What is the Real Reason You are Not Getting Traffic to Your Website?

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    Recently I had a conversation with a client who was concerned about the traffic he is not getting on his website. It’s completely understandable!!! He has a fantastic business and he needs sales. I get it. Just a few months ago, we launched his website using Concrete5 as the content management system. The site runs great, is highly functional and is easy to use. However, he was told by another company that his problem was he was not on Wordpress. Other than that, they couldn’t tell him why he wasn’t getting traffic.....
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    Volume Nine » SEO Blog

  • Facebook Algorithm Update: Safe Guarding Users From Click Bait

    Anne Preble
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    The old bait and switch is something Facebook users have become entirely too accustomed to, and finally Facebook has an answer. Earlier this week, Facebook announced an algorithm update in a blog post  that will measure the relevancy of links posted by brands. The update analyzes the time it takes a user to come back to Facebook after they click on a link from their newsfeed. This amount of time, known as the bounce rate, will affect how much reach that link receives on Facebook. If the user comes back immediately, Facebook’s new algorithm will flag that post as “click…
  • What You Need to Know About Penguin 3.0 and Website Relevancy Updates

    Richard Lesher
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    NOTE: Additional Updates on Penguin 3.0 and the potential website relevancy update  can be found at the end of this post. If you live and die by internet marketing, August 2014 was likely a volatile month for your search rankings and visibility, and it’s likely to get much more volatile.  With rumors of multiple Google algorithm updates coming our way, what can you do to better prepare your site for the changes, and ultimately, avoid seeing large ranking declines?  While these updates are likely to roll out soon, taking steps now can make a dramatic difference in your approach to…
  • Make Your Ski Season a Success with Volume Nine

    David Yarian
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Fall’s just around the corner- time to start thinking about powder! That and getting all the inroads to your resort choked with gridlock traffic. In a way, skiing practically sells itself. But with all the choices in the winter games industry, what’s going to get your resort to the top of the Googlesphere? You need an awesome SEO strategy. How do you get this awesome SEO strategy, you ask? Here’s a little taste of the goods:   Embrace the Buzz What’s the single best thing the ski industry has going for it? Indisputable coolness! You don’t really have to fight people to share…
  • Is Your Site Secure? Google Tells Marketers Why It Should Be

    Richard Lesher
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    NOTE: Additional Updates on site security and the migration to HTTPS can be found at the end of this post. On August 6th, Google made an interesting announcement concerning a change to the search engine giant’s algorithm.  So what makes this announcement especially interesting?  Unlike most changes to the algorithm that work to improve user experience with the search engine, this announcement had one main goal: Security. On the Google Webmaster Central Blog, Google did something it very rarely does.  It identified HTTPS as a clear ranking signal in their search algorithm.  Since they…
  • What To Blog About On Your Company Website

    Nyk Zukowski
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Having a company blog can be extremely beneficial to your business in many ways. As high-quality, informative content becomes an increasingly important factor in determining how sites will rank in search results, many businesses are discovering the immense power of having a blog on their company website to increase rankings, increase traffic, expand brand awareness and drive conversions. Today on the Volume 9 blog, we are going to take a look into what kind of content businesses should blog about and how to establish themselves as industry leaders. First, the absolute golden rule of blogging…
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    Blackhat Sparrow Internet Marketing

  • Increase Your Websites Value With Video Content

    Captain Jack Sparrow
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:08 pm
    For several years there has been a lot of information and advice given on how you can actually add more value to your website. Adding more interesting and relevant information to the website has always been said to increase the volumes of traffic that visit from the search engines. Including high quality logos, graphics and [...] The post Increase Your Websites Value With Video Content appeared first on Blackhat Sparrow Internet Marketing.
  • How To Start Making Money On Pinterest With Difficult Niches

    Captain Jack Sparrow
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    As you probably know Pinterest is one of the most popular photo sharing websites on the internet, and the demographic is largely females looking to share images of things they really love such as cooking, jewelry, fashion, cute kittens and anything else that women simply adore to look at. With this kind of traffic and [...] The post How To Start Making Money On Pinterest With Difficult Niches appeared first on Blackhat Sparrow Internet Marketing.
  • The Importance Of Lead Generation For Business Growth

    Captain Jack Sparrow
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    If you are looking to start an online business it is important to know how essential lead generation is to your future business success. You must at all costs find suitable ways to create leads for your business, because without them you business will eventually grind to a halt. Capturing fresh leads will lead to [...] The post The Importance Of Lead Generation For Business Growth appeared first on Blackhat Sparrow Internet Marketing.
  • Trackazon Helps With Drop Shipping Items To Ebay Customers

    Captain Jack Sparrow
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Have you ever wanted to setup your own Ebay business but have found it difficult to setup and source cheap products to sell? If the answer to this question is YES! Then the Trackazon product which uses monitoring and tracking method to find Amazon arbitrage  to source cheap products to sell to your Ebay customers [...] The post Trackazon Helps With Drop Shipping Items To Ebay Customers appeared first on Blackhat Sparrow Internet Marketing.
  • Using Easy Video Suite For Creating Professional Videos

    Captain Jack Sparrow
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    I have recently been spending quite a bit of my time checking all the features and functions of the Easy Video Suite, and have to say I am really impressed with what you can do with this valuable video marketing tool. In my Easy Video Suite review I will show six of the best features [...] The post Using Easy Video Suite For Creating Professional Videos appeared first on Blackhat Sparrow Internet Marketing.
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    Silkstream | Web Design Blog

  • RIP Google Authorship, Sweet Dreams…

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    And Life was too cruel to you… Pulling the Plug on Authorship During Google Authorship’s final moments of life, it was tortured. It got cut down, reduced to practically nothing, its smiling images were snatched from the search results, stats were no longer made accessible in Webmaster Tools for its regular health checks, and now… Read More(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)The post RIP Google Authorship, Sweet Dreams… appeared first on Silkstream | Web Design Blog.
  • “Does my website need an SSL certificate?”

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    HTTPS as a Ranking Signal So chances are that you’ve heard Google has confirmed HTTPS as a ranking signal, and you want to know what that means and where does that leave your business? “For now it is only a very lightweight signal – affecting fewer than 1 percent of global queries, and carrying less Read More(Visited 23 times, 2 visits today)The post “Does my website need an SSL certificate?” appeared first on Silkstream | Web Design Blog.
  • Legacy Funding Corporation’s Website Redesign

    18 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    Legacy Funding Corporation were looking for a website redesign and, since Silkstream have worked on LFC’s website before, they came to Tristan and Adam for their new redesign! Who is LFC? LFC is an independent insurance broker based in Hockley, Essex. They have been advising businesses for over 40 years, during which time they have gained Read More(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)The post Legacy Funding Corporation’s Website Redesign appeared first on Silkstream | Web Design Blog.
  • Guide To Mobile-Friendly Websites

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    What’s wrong with my old (static/fixed) website? It’s 2014. If you haven’t updated your website in at least 5 years, then chances are that your website looks pretty atrocious on a mobile. The quick way to test what your website looks like on mobile is to go to your website and resize your internet browser Read More(Visited 48 times, 1 visits today)The post Guide To Mobile-Friendly Websites appeared first on Silkstream | Web Design Blog.
  • Talis Projects’ Inspirational New Website Design

    12 Aug 2014 | 3:15 am
    Talis Projects asked the Silkstream Team to dream up and develop an inspirational website to promote their inspirational office interior. Who are Talis Projects? Talis Projects offer stylish office interior design, refurbishment and furniture. They believe that office environments should be inspiring, encourage positive attitudes, good communication levels and a sense of self worth and well Read More(Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)The post Talis Projects’ Inspirational New Website Design appeared first on Silkstream | Web Design Blog.
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    Infinite Conversions - CRO Tips

  • 6 Reasons why over-segmentation doesn’t help with conversion rates

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    If you’re a modern business, you probably have a mission statement. I bet it reads really nicely, and succinctly sums up everything about your business in three sentences. Tell me, do the... Learn more about increasing sales, revenues and your conversion rate. Don't miss out!
  • When Reading is Believing: 3 Ways to Get Users to Believe You

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    We live in a skeptical society. You can’t pull the wool over the eyes of consumers anymore, by blinding them with technical babble and marketing gobbledegook. Today’s consumers are a... Learn more about increasing sales, revenues and your conversion rate. Don't miss out!
  • 7 Must Have Characteristics For E-Commerce Executives

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:50 am
    The time to cease experiments is now. In order to remain competitive, E-Commerce executives that are toying with digital strategies need to become fully digital instead. This is a list of seven... Learn more about increasing sales, revenues and your conversion rate. Don't miss out!
  • There’s No Such Thing as a Freemium Lunch: Pricing Methods and CRO

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    I bumped into a colleague of mine the other day who had disappeared for a few months, mainly to work on his startup. He’d just passed the twelve month milestone, and said he felt elated, but... Learn more about increasing sales, revenues and your conversion rate. Don't miss out!
  • 14 Ways to Beat Your Competition by Using Urgency

    13 Aug 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Urgency is extremely useful for eCommerce sites. If you show low stock levels, for example, it may persuade a customer to make that purchase, or you could use an email to notify consumers of sales.... Learn more about increasing sales, revenues and your conversion rate. Don't miss out!
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    Phil Amery

  • Leveraging The Power of #HASHTAGS

    Phil Amery
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    Whenever it comes to hear about hashtags, for most of us it’s not quite clear what is the main purpose of using it and what benefits it can offer for us. In this post I will emphasise the importance of using hashtags whenever you post something out on your social media profiles. Moreover I’ll guide […] The post Leveraging The Power of #HASHTAGS appeared first on Phil Amery.
  • 11 Facts in Favor of Marketing Automation

    Phil Amery
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    There are too many tough challenges today’s online marketers have to face on a daily base. One of these challenges would be the limited time and resources they possess to reach their ultimate goal that of driving the business to success and achieve high returns on investments. Long past those days when nine out of […] The post 11 Facts in Favor of Marketing Automation appeared first on Phil Amery.
  • GAIQ (Google Analytics Individiual Qualification) Practice Test

    Phil Amery
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    This is Step 4 of the 5 Step Guide to Becoming a Google Analytics Certified Individual which you should go through prior taking this practice test. I am also providing you with a downloadable PDF in which you’ll find the correct answers supervised by my two friends, sort of Google Analytics evangelists Julien Coquet from […] The post GAIQ (Google Analytics Individiual Qualification) Practice Test appeared first on Phil Amery.
  • A 5 Step Guide to Becoming a Google Analytics Certified Individual (GAIQ)

    Phil Amery
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    So you failed your GAIQ test or scared of taking it? Guess what? I failed too the first time I took despite the many years of using it almost on a daily basis. Some of us think we are smart, know everything and brave enough to plunge in deep waters where most of us would […] The post A 5 Step Guide to Becoming a Google Analytics Certified Individual (GAIQ) appeared first on Phil Amery.
  • Forecast Report on Global Digital Marketing Market

    Phil Amery
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Date published: May 2014 by TechNavio | Nr of pages: 75 | Regions covered: Americas, EMEA and APAC Nowadays we marketers are facing a huge arsenal of newly developed digital marketing tools, tools which help us in developing and implementing our online marketing strategies more efficiently. Each of these tools have specific functions they can […] The post Forecast Report on Global Digital Marketing Market appeared first on Phil Amery.
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    Marketing Access Pass

  • Podcast Movement 2014 Dallas Texas Conference Review

    Anthony Tran
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
    A couple months ago a good friend of mine Jared Easley from Starve the Doubts messaged me on Facebook asking if I could support his Kickstarter campaign for a conference that he is trying to start called Podcast Movement. At the time, I had no idea what a Kickstarter Campaign was and ultimately what was Podcast Movement.  The more I did research the more I got excited about this event.  I even wrote a blog article about the Podcast Movement conference to help support this event as I saw the potential for what great things this would bring to the podcast community. I knew this conference was…
  • MAP 017: Cliff Ravenscraft Shares an Authentic Story of What it Truly Takes to Make it as an Entrepreneur

    Anthony Tran
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:21 pm
    What would you do for a living if money was not a factor?  You would probably pursue a career that you’re so passionate about that you would do it for free.  But, is it possible to pursue a career that you’re passionate about AND make good money from it?  In this episode Cliff Ravenscraft shares his entire entrepreneurial journey from leaving a 6-figure family-owned  business to struggling financially to the point where he had to be physically hospitalized from all the stress.  Then recovering to making more money than he ever did in his previous career.  This is the most…
  • MAP 016: Navid Moazzez Shares 5 Actionable Tips to Building Your Personable Brand

    Anthony Tran
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Do you want to learn what it takes to build a personal brand?  In this episode we discuss the tips and tactics that can help you build your brand online.  You learn what to do and things to avoid when creating and developing your brand in the beginning.  What will you be known for?  How can you position yourself as an expert?  Check out this episode to find out more… Episode Featured Guest: Navid Moazzez “Navid Moazzez” is a Personal Branding Expert and the host of the hit podcast “The Lifestyle Architects.”  He’s been featured on Firepole Marketing,…
  • MAP 015: John Lee Dumas Ignites the Podcasting Industry and Shares How He Built a 7-Figure Business in less than 2 years

    Anthony Tran
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Have you ever wondered how some people’s business seem to sky-rocket to success out of nowhere?  It’s definitely not luck… it takes the right mindset, strategy, and motivation to make it happen.  In this episode John Lee Dumas shares his formula to creating a 7-figure business in less than 2 years.  Learn the key ingredients to building an online business the right way.  You definitely don’t want to miss this episode… Episode Featured Guest: John Lee Dumas “John Lee Dumas” is the Founder and Host of the Mega-Hit Podcast Entrepreneur on Fire which…
  • MAP 014: Jim Palmer Unlocks the Secret to Becoming an Expert in Your Niche

    Anthony Tran
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Are you having trouble discovering the right niche for your business?  Do you wonder how you can become an expert in your field?  The secret to becoming an expert in any niche may shock you!  In this episode, Jim Palmer shares how he started his online business and became the “The Newsletter Guru.” Episode Featured Guest: Jim Palmer “Jim Palmer” is a marketing and business building expert and host of the ‘Newsletter Guru TV’ and ‘Stick Like Glue Radio’ show.  Jim is best known internationally as the ‘The Newsletter Guru’ the…
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    Cloud Authority

  • Need Some Help to Promote Your Blog?

    Charles Edgar
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    If you really want to promote your blog, then the very best thing you can do is figure out how to get people to read your blog first. When that happens, they will tell their friends, who will tell their friends and on and on …. check out this video for some good tips 5 Ways to Get People to Actually Read Your Blog | Two Minute Tuesdays "Nothing is more frustrating than writing a great blog post, only to have no one read it. If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. Fortunately all it takes …" – If you just stop and think about a good strategy, you will come…
  • Becoming A Web Content Writer

    Charles Edgar
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    So you would like to become a web content writer? If this is true, then you have chosen a profession that is in high demand and will only become even more valuable in the near future. This is a given and there is no way to refute this fact. Why? Simply because of the billions and billions of webpages that are in existence today. And more so because of the billions more that will be uploaded in the near future. These facts alone should get you excited about being a web content writer. The Life of a Web Content Writer So what is it exactly that is expected of such person? Very good question. It…
  • Have You Forgotten About Link Building Strategies?

    Charles Edgar
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    Are you using effective link building strategies? In spite of all the recent Google updates, you still need back links to achieve rankings for your websites. Admittedly, this is not as critical as it once was simply because you can build a brand through other avenues such as the social media, but you still need popularity which is built by linking primarily. The only thing it has changed really are the link building strategies that you should use. Don’t Include These In Your Link Building Strategies One of the biggest sins that many of us web marketers were committing was that too many…
  • Publish Blog Posts Only After Doing These 8 Things

    Charles Edgar
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    When you publish blog posts, do you immediately hit “publish” and feel relieved at finally getting it done? Do you then move on without giving it another thought? I know the feeling because that’s what I used to do. But there are several things you need to get in the habit of doing before posting. And these are habits you should adopt every time before you publish blog posts. Internet millionaire looking for students – For 30 day coaching program….1,000 people => 6 figures a year (are you next?) 1. The first thing you want to do is spend about five minutes longer on your…
  • How to Write Blog Titles That Get Clicks

    Charles Edgar
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    The cold hard facts are that unless you know how to write blog titles, then there’s no way in hell your blog posts will get read. And it doesn’t even matter how well your blog post is written either. You could have a potential million dollar seller of blog post, but if your title sucks, forget about it! Internet millionaire looking for students – For 30 day coaching program….1,000 people => 6 figures a year (are you next?) Let me lay it out for you …. This DOESN’T even get a click:    BUT THIS ONE DOES!!   Now the second one may not get a reader back for a second visit…
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    Multimind Group

  • The Benefits of Internet Marketing in this day and age.

    MultiMind Group
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    The internet and internet marketing has made an immense impact on the way businesses operate in today’s modern world. Running a store in a shopping mall has now turned into a huge digital world of unlimited possibilities. Majority of businesses large and small depend on the internet to reach a wider consumer base as well as decrease overheads.Many companies are extending from conventional malls to web based branches, and some businesses have moved completely online. With this becoming more evident, SEO, social media and other forms of online marketing have now become a major focus. Here are…
  • What e-Commerce platform should you use for selling your jewelry online

    MultiMind Group
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    E-Commerce has proven that for any business to become successful, especially for small sized businesses, a virtual presence is a must which allows its customers to purchase their products and services from the comfort of their homes. However, most newbies are just unaware of which platforms to begin their business on, so either they restrict themselves to just one platform (which reaches a point of saturation) or they open shop on too many e-commerce sites (eventually making it impossible to singlehandedly manage all of them)If you’re looking to create a virtual platform for your very own…
  • Website Design – 8 Ways to improve usability for your website.

    MultiMind Group
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    In our latest post you will learn from our team of website design experts some tecniques to improve the usability of your website and boost your sales.The post Website Design – 8 Ways to improve usability for your website. appeared first on Multimind Group.
  • Social Marketing – Learn how to become an Instaguru

    MultiMind Group
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Learn with us how to become an Instaguru! Boost your Instagram reach and engagement with these tips. Don’t forget that you can master you social profiles with the help of our social marketing experts.The post Social Marketing – Learn how to become an Instaguru appeared first on Multimind Group.
  • Social Media Marketing – The perfect social platform for your business

    MultiMind Group
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    Social Media Marketing is the key that opens the door to a new world of customers. That’s why you should learn with us how to choose the perfect social platform for your business:The post Social Media Marketing – The perfect social platform for your business appeared first on Multimind Group.
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  • Wthr Continues to Rule the Charts with “Featured Weather App” Position on iTunes

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    We have been thrilled with the runaway success of Wthr: Innovative World Weather Forecast & HD Radar. Ever since its launch, Wthr has blazed through the ranking charts. Within two weeks, Wthr gained the most coveted “Featured App” position for … The post Wthr Continues to Rule the Charts with “Featured Weather App” Position on iTunes appeared first on .
  • Convertr Lite, a Free Unit and Currency Conversion iOS App Launched

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    R3app recently launched Convertr Lite, a free and extremely intuitive unit and currency conversion app for iOS. This contemporary app offers a minimalist design approach, simple controls, and user experience built from the ground up for iOS. With robust capabilities … The post Convertr Lite, a Free Unit and Currency Conversion iOS App Launched appeared first on .
  • Alarmr, A World Clock and Comprehensive Alarm App Now Available for Android

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:11 am
    Are you looking for something more from your alarm app? Well, r3app is excited to launch Alarmr, a sophisticated alarm app and world clock for Android. This launch comes across as a natural progression considering the fact that Alarmr has … The post Alarmr, A World Clock and Comprehensive Alarm App Now Available for Android appeared first on .
  • How To Optimize Email Marketing For Mobile Devices ?

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    If you’ve developed mobile applications or on the way to developing one, then you simply can’t undermine the importance of marketing. It is as important as design and development. What’s the point in creating a valuable and stunning app if … The post How To Optimize Email Marketing For Mobile Devices ? appeared first on .
  • Coming Soon: Convertr Lite, A Unit & Currency Conversion App

    7 Aug 2014 | 3:50 am
    Conversion apps very often comes across as a lackluster category. Complex and mind boggling numbers take a toll on users. Not anymore. Convertr Lite aspires to take the concept of unit & currency conversion to a new level altogether. Convertr … The post Coming Soon: Convertr Lite, A Unit & Currency Conversion App appeared first on .
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    Internet Creation Blog

  • How To Promote Your Business Via Blogging

    Internet Creation
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    The steady rise in blog popularity coincides with the prevalence of the Internet in recent years. People can now access the World Wide Web more than ever before from a variety of devices locally or on the go. Consequently, individuals now have a great amount of control on what they and others read or share in the public domain. […]
  • Why Would I Require Someone To Write Content For My Website?

    Internet Creation
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    Good copywriting is an important asset to any business considering that stand-alone sales pages can no longer be considered enough to generate conversions in twenty-first century marketing. It doesn’t matter how great your products and/or services are if you can’t relay them to customers in a powerful and compelling manner. Consequently, the decision to hire a copywriter or […]
  • What Are Cookies & How Does It Affect Me?

    Internet Creation
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    A web or http cookie is a small piece of text or information sent from a website and stored locally in a user’s web browser whilst surfing the Internet. Generated by a web server, a typical cookie functions like “a web user’s identity card” which stores data relating to the user’s online browsing activities such as registering on a website or using a shopping […]
  • Google My Business: A Review

    Internet Creation
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:41 am
    The introduction of Google My Business allow businesses to connect directly with customers on Search, Maps or Google+ on the go. This is very important considering how difficult it is to find and keep loyal customers. Although, Google has tried similar features in the past, current users of  Places for Business, Google Local, and the Google+ Dashboard can […]
  • 10 Key Facts About The New .UK Domain Extension

    Internet Creation
    11 Jun 2014 | 3:01 am
    Following Nominet’s recent introduction of the .UK domain name extension, there has been some confusion on the repercussions, if any, for businesses particularly those that already have a domain name. In light of this situation, today’s article will highlight 10 key facts that you need to know about the new .UK domain and help […]
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    Internet Marketing Guru

  • Infographic: Media in Argentina 2010 – 2017

    IMG Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    The infographic below shows the use of different media and its penetration within various socioeconomic groups within Argentina and the number of digital media users and the total digital ad spending of Argentina.  It also shows the internet population, social media users and the different demographics for Argentina. Infographic: Media in Argentina 2010 – 2017
  • The issues of online social security and privacy

    IMG Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    The issue of online social security and privacy The well-known social networks for the majority of us mean an easy and free-of-charge way to keep in touch with old school mates, friends living on the other sides of the world, a possibility to find other people’s sharing our same interests & hobbies or it could simply be a pastime to mind other’s business! When we spend hours navigating through these websites we tend to perceive these virtual spaces as a funny and positive environment without thinking about the potential risks we could run into. It’s undoubtedly true that we can get…
  • Infographic: Mobile Internet Ad Spending Worldwide 2011 – 2017

    IMG Team
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    The infographic below shows the mobile internet ad spending for different regions worldwide, this will increase immensely in the next few years. The mobile internet ad spending will generate new advertising and marketing opportunities for everyone. Infographic: Mobile Internet Ad Spending Worldwide 2011-2017
  • From a gender-related/bounded point of view: an analysis on social networking.

    IMG Team
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Even though social media are clearly popular among all population, there’re quite a marked difference between men and women when it comes to social media usage. As far as the gender is concerned, although the two leader networks’ male- female ratio is equal, Pinterest and LinkedIn are proven to be more popular with men when it comes to the population in Great Britain.Some statistics about Pinterest in the UK are really surprising since in the US 83% of the 12 million unique visitors are women interested in crafts, gifts, hobbies & leisure, interior design and fashionUK…
  • Why is social media so loved by people aged between 25 – 34?

    IMG Team
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Whereas most adults passed significant years before the internet invaded all aspects of daily life, today’s young people can barely remember a time when they didn’t spend many hours typing on smart phones or tablet screens. Anyone aged over 35 today would have left school or university, got their first job and maybe bought some property long before Google or Facebook were household names. On the other hand teens leaving school this summer weren’t even born when Google was launchedYounger users have been shown to have more friends or followers on social media, however, and they…
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  • 3 Tricks To Show Or Hide A Widget In Blogger

    Nurdin Budi M.
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    In composing a blog especially Blogger/Blogspot, of course we will always use Widgets to provide information with a wide variety of forms in accordance with the expected goal and purpose. In a blog we certainly want a dynamic blog and look very good to read, so that will make readers comfortable and will certainly improve our blog traffic.One thing that will usually become a problem that we have to do, namely: set up a widget that we created are displayed only under certain conditions only. In this article will be explained fully how to do that.1.Create a widget in your blogSteps to create…
  • Sharp Smartphone Remove Super Thin Bezel Design

    Nurdin Budi M.
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    The latest news today, sharp which is a well-known technology companies will also be issued a Smartphone, even reportedly, a Smartphone that they do not spend half the battle with a super-thin bezel design. With a super-thin design, a product they believed would be able to compete with other mobile phone vendors, might even beat them.Mobile Aquos Crystal that's his name. This Smartphone will be sold throughout the world not only for local only, so you all from all over the world can enjoy this super slim mobile phone. Sharp is a Japanese based company that was always known around the world.
  • Reset Windows 8 / 8.1 Without DVD

    Nurdin Budi M.
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:24 pm
    To reset windows 8 most people think of having to use a DVD or flash disk to perform the process. This process is very inconvenient especially if the DVD or flash disk you do not have or are not with you at the time. However, a different way if you know how to reset windows without a DVD then it will be much easier.It takes a few easy steps to reset the windows. Here is how:Search or a search on the drive contained Windows 8 installation. Find the file to install. WIM (Windows Imaging Format) on the sources folder then copy to a new folder on the disk in drive C. The next step is to…
  • Windows 9 Released In September 2014

    Nurdin Budi M.
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    Microsoft is currently the newest Windows release Windows 9 This is due to a lot of negative feedback about the quality of Windows 8 were deemed unsatisfactory by many parties. With a variety of user input windows and also with the input of new technology in the near future Microsoft is reportedly will release their latest product is Windows 9, precisely in September 2014.In the month of September 2014 is actually only part of the test only. To the Microsoft official expenditure has not given an official explanation.Windows 9 with code windows Threshold will surely be the latest and most…
  • How To Quickly Turn off Windows 8.x With Keyboard

    Nurdin Budi M.
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    Windows 8.x more rampant and popular for computer users; in general, you can turn off the windows by using the mouse. So what if your mouse is broken, what can you do?In addition to using the mouse, in fact Microsoft has also included a function that can turn off the windows via keyboard computer well. It's just a different way 8.x for Windows.Here's how to turn off the windows with the keyboard:Press the Windows key + X to display the power tools. Press the U button to display the option menu Shut Down or Log Out. From here you can select from four options. Press U to Shut…
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    Empire Flippers - Business Brokers With Websites for Sale

  • EFP 108: Anatomy of a $200K Website

    Justin Cooke
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    While everyone’s talking about which keyword research tool they should use and how big their PBN is, some guys have been out there building six-figures sites in less than 18 months. We have one of those site builders on the show today who’s going to dish the details and his behind-the-scenes strategy for building a site worth more than $200K. Today, Seth and I talk about his background and what makes his website different from the usual authority affiliates online. This episode provides great insight into how he runs his “deceivingly simple” business. If you’re…
  • Our Monthly Report – July 2014

    Justin Cooke
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    Welcome to our Monthly Business Report for July, 2014. After making some serious changes to our business, we’ve finally consolidated down to what we consider our “core” offering – a curated website marketplace for investors, buyers, and sellers. We’ve dropped our Products & Services, lost or sold off our outsourcing clients, and have dropped everything else we were working on that’s not directly serving our core audience and customers. It’s been an exciting (and a bit stressful) couple of months, but things are beginning to settle down and…
  • EFP 107: Yep, You’re a Wantrepreneur (Here’s How to Fix That)

    Justin Cooke
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:37 am
    If you’ve ever found yourself doing things like making lots of plans but not getting it done, looking for approval for your idea, or complaining about how easy things were in the “good old days”… you might be a wantrepreneur! Talking’s easy, but how many people actually walk the walk? Today, Joe and I talk about six different types of wantrepreneurs and discuss solutions to transition into actual entrepreneurship. Be honest with yourself. Are you a wantreprenreur? Give this episode a listen. Check Out This Week’s Episode Here:…
  • EFP 106: 6 Types of Website Sellers

    Justin Cooke
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    We’ve covered the different types of website buyers before and we’re a bit late on covering the sellers, but here we are! People ask us all the time, “If the site is so good, why is he selling?” Today, Joe and I talk about the different types of website sellers and their motivations for selling. There could be hundreds of reasons why someone’s selling their golden egg and often it’s not for the reasons you’d expect. This episode’s got tips for buyers and sellers to balance it out. Check Out This Week’s Episode Here:…
  • EFP 105: Debate – Local Vs. Distributed Teams

    Justin Cooke
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    The great debate, local vs. distributed teams. Although our business doesn’t require our local presence to run and we’ve hired outside of the city before, we’ve never taken ourselves out of the physical sphere of influence. The potential for us to physically remove ourselves is there and we’re only now moving that direction. Today, Joe and I will be debating the advantages and disadvantages to building local vs. distributed teams. Do we need to be able to meet up with our team in person over hot coffee or is Skype all well and good? Check out our best points for both…
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    Show Your Links

  • Halo G6 E-Cigarettes

    Vangjush Vangjeli
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    Halo G6 E-Cigarettes have a gorgeous, futuristic design and are the only electronic cigarette I’ve tested that I’ve found myself craving. The starter kit is a bit pricey, at $50, but that kit lasted me almost a month before I had to order new cartridges (the cartridges contain the mixture of nicotine and other ingredients […]
  • Why not monetise your existing website?

    Vangjush Vangjeli
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:59 am
    Do you own a website already that just isn’t earning?   Whether you’re trying to gain financially from your site or not, owning an IncomeShops store gives you an instant platform that can be bolted on to your existing website to maximize your earning potential. If you own a popular forum, or have a bustling […]
  • 30 Ways to Be a Powerful Leader

    Vangjush Vangjeli
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:06 am
    A very nice post, to learn how to be a Powerful leader 30 Ways to Be a Powerful Leader.Filed under: Business
  • SYL – Show Your Links BRAND NEW…ROCKING !!!

    Vangjush Vangjeli
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:41 am
    Do You Need Quality Advertising? We all do! Once you have registered, purchase an Adpack for only $5 and receive 20,000 advertising credits in the form of banner and text ad impressions (10,000 Credits EACH!). Show Your Links is a fully automated advertising and income generating program established for ADVERTISERS to advertise their business opportunity […]
  • Get Your Share Today!

    Vangjush Vangjeli
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:32 am
    “Welcome To ADZ 4 PROFIT The Site To Add Some Much Needed Funds To Your Payment Processor Account!” Your New Revenue Sharing Opportunity… How it works ? Once you signup ADZ 4 PROFIT today, you can purchase a share for ONLY $5.00, and receive quality advertising in the form of 10,000 banner and 10,000 text […]
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  • The Comprehensive Website Analysis Guide

    Vinny La Barbera
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am was the last time you truly analyzed your website from inside out to find opportunities for improvement? If we had to guess your answer is probably “I haven’t” or “I just ran it through a free tool awhile ago.” If we’re correct and your answer consisted of one of these statements, then you’re doingRead More This post, The Comprehensive Website Analysis Guide, is from the Online Marketing Blog by imFORZA. Enjoy!
  • Online Marketing KPIs: Choosing, Tracking & Meeting the Right Ones

    Vinny La Barbera
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am you setting and tracking the right metrics for your website and online marketing campaigns? You can’t make the right decisions about how and where to spend your time and money marketing your business without these key performance indicators. More importantly, you won’t realize growth unless you’re analyzing the most crucial data. In this article, we’reRead More This post, Online Marketing KPIs: Choosing, Tracking & Meeting the Right Ones, is from the Online Marketing Blog by imFORZA. Enjoy!
  • Sitemap Tips: Planning, Implementing & Optimizing

    Vinny La Barbera
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am you had to guess what the most under-appreciated part of a website was what would you say? If your answer was “the sitemap”, then you deserve a pat on the back – and maybe a place on our team. A website’s sitemap, or page structure, is commonly overlooked, hardly ever planned out and continues to getRead More This post, Sitemap Tips: Planning, Implementing & Optimizing, is from the Online Marketing Blog by imFORZA. Enjoy!
  • Building Alternative Traffic Sources: Why, Where & How

    Vinny La Barbera
    30 May 2014 | 11:30 am all of your online marketing efforts solely focused on getting traffic from Google? Before you find yourself on the wrong end of an algorithm update or SERP experiment you need to make sure that your traffic sources are diversified across multiple channels. In this article we are going to show you why, where andRead More This post, Building Alternative Traffic Sources: Why, Where & How, is from the Online Marketing Blog by imFORZA. Enjoy!
  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Vinny La Barbera
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:15 am your embarrassing St. Patrick’s Day behavior not end up as a viral video on YouTube. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from imFORZA! This post, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!, is from the Online Marketing Blog by imFORZA. Enjoy!
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    Money Diggers

  • Why Do You Need A Squeeze Page

    Money Digger
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
       A squeeze page, also called a landing page, lead capture page or power page, has one goal--to capture the contact details of the visitor. The purpose of this is to create a contact list of customers and potential customers that you can begin to establish a relationship with, and hopefully maintain that relationship far into the future. How do you get someone to leave you with his or her contact details in a world full of email hpye and spam? You offer them something (free or charge) that they cannot pass up. In order to do this, you must be very in-tuned with your target market…
  • A Shrewd Way To Get Targeted Online Traffic

    Money Digger
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:27 pm
       If you are not able to bring the targeted online traffic to your website, there is no meaning in having a website at all.  Hence this should be your top priority.  You should view your website through the eyes of your potential customers and then only you can get an unbiased opinion about it.   In addition to improving the quality of your website, there are several techniques by adopting which you can achieve a good targeted traffic to your website.   Instead of getting a very high number of visitors to your site,  you should aim to get a good…
  • Where Do you Buy Internet Advertising

    Money Digger
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:25 pm
       Internet advertising is a very broad term which encompasses hundreds of different methods, all designed to get you traffic and customers. There are many places that you can buy internet advertising: any of the search engines (with Pay Per Click - PPC - Advertising), on business websites that attract similar customers to your business, in E zines (online magazines), on paid classified advertising sites, and more.    Sometimes you don't even need to buy internet advertising. You can do it for free on the social networking sites, forums that are relevant to your business…
  • How Building Links ? The Right Way.

    Money Digger
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
       Backlinks (otherwise referred to as "incoming links") are links that originate from another website and link to your website. Obtaining backlinks is one of the most important steps you need to take in order to raise your search engine ranking. It's also important to know that the quality (relevance and ranking) of the links that come to your will affect your score. A link popularity campaign is a way to attract more links to your website.    There are many ways to go about getting backlinks. One of them is by posting another website's link on your website. Make sure…
  • Adsense Blogging Tips

    Money Digger
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
       It doesn't matter what type of blog you have, or want to have, you can blog about virtually anything under the Sun and still have the potential to make money. How? Easy, just start adsense blogging.  Don't let the term scare you off, it's really quite easy.  All you have to do is sign up for Google's Adsense program, for free, and they will place adds directly on your site for products and services related to your site.  When someone clicks on one of the ads on your site you will get paid.    Now I want to make sure that you have realistic…
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    Jumix Design

  • 5 Incredibly Useful Tools for Webmasters & Business Owners

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Managing a website of your own? We understand managing a website can be a tedious task when you are trying to grow it and still maintaining it at the same time. There are a lot of stuffs to consider when you are the one who is responsible to manage the website. SEO, page loading speed, site security, traffic, marketing, design and so much more. Below are some of the useful tools for webmasters & business owners that you can use to make your life easier.   1. Google Webmaster Tools As obvious as its name, Google Webmaster Tools is one the most popular and useful tool for every…
  • What Type of Business Should I Start In Malaysia?

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:11 pm
    “What Type of Business Should I Start In Malaysia? If you are reading this, welcome to the Entrepreneur Club! You have decided to sack your boss and make yourself a boss instead. This is a good start. Now you need ideas and inspirations on what type of business should you start in Malaysia, let us figure out some of the opportunity that you can penetrate in. Today, there are more and more people considering doing a home based business. Why? It costs much lesser and gives more flexibility. Before we proceed any further, here’s some questions you need to answer yourself:   1.
  • 6 Essential SEO Tips for Your E-Commerce Online Store

    24 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Many new online e-commerce sellers ask us this question – “How can I reach more customers online?” The answer is simple, you just need to let people know about your new online store. “How can I do this?”, other than those online advertising methods we’ve covered in our previous post, today we will cover only tips on SEO which stands for Search Engine Optimization. SEO is the process of improving your website visibility and ranking in search engine. So the higher you rank, the more traffic and customers you will be getting, simple!   1. Do your product…
  • You Should Work From Home, Here’s Why

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    Work from home a.k.a remote working is becoming more popular as a new industry standard in this 21st century. The Internet and communication technologies are booming and we should really harness every single bit of advantages from it. Still, many employers are afraid of this implementation due to many concerns. Now let us take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of working from home in both employee’s and employer’s perspective.   1. Better Productivity There are a lot of people who just works better in their own home. Reasons are they feel more comfortable in their…
  • 5 Life-saving Tips to Enhance Your Internet Business Now

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Many people think that by creating an online store, upload all your product pictures and set a price on the website will eventually bring you business. Having this mentality impacts the future of your internet business as there are simply much more things that you need to consider, establish and monitor in order to make your internet business doable, or at least getting traffic. It is very important that you incorporate all the below elements in both your content and marketing plan so that you can benefit from the strength of search engine and the viral effect of real human traffic.
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    Rhandell Mitchell Online

  • It’s Okay To Say No Sometimes…

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Listen. I understand the allure of bright lights and shiny things is always enticing. Sometimes you get caught in a transition stage where you’re moving from one company to the next… … but just because something “looks” good doesn’t always mean it’s the best thing for you! Sometimes the best thing you can ever do is say no. Without focus, most people have a hard time accomplishing much of anything. Now in the event that you’re an epic multi-takser then here’s a fist-pound to you, but most people are not. So when you already have something…
  • Craigslist Training – 1 Hour Of Pure Content For Free!

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    Cragislist Training – Everybody wants it. Nobody really gives it away, for free at least. There is some good training out there on Craigslist but what I’ve found is that even with all this training a lot of people are still doing it wrong. So in order to bring value to the marketplace I decided to hold a Craigslist Training Webinar for my email subscribers and they seemed to like it pretty well so I decided to go ahead and share it here on my blog. I did my best to tell you everything you need to know in order to get the most out of your Craigslist marketing so I hop it helps!
  • Traffic Generation Secrets 2014 [Recorded Webinar]

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Traffic Generation Secrets 2014 That’s what I titled my Monday night webinar that that I did on August 18th. It was sort of an impromptu webinar that I decided to do early in the day. In the training I covered a few simple basics of blogging as well as video marketing. In my next training I’m going to be going over some basic concepts for getting the most out of Craigslist. So you definitely don’t want to miss out on that. If you go to the right hand side of this page and enter your name and email you’ll get updates when I hold my Monday night trainings moving forward.
  • Legitimate Work From Home With Little To No Start Up Costs

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    In this article I’m going to talk to you about what programs I like for making money online in 2014. Some of them are free to join and some of them are not. However, these are all solid programs that will make you a lot of money as long as you do the work. Are you ready? Lets begin! 1.) ZNZ – Zip Nada Zilch Zip Nada Zilch, better known as ZNZ has been online for years. It’s one of the more popular “freebie programs” on the internet. The most you have to spend to make money with ZNZ is about $2 to $12 dollars to complete your offers and be qualified to earn.
  • Email Marketing Tips 2014 – Less Is More!

    27 Jun 2014 | 8:33 pm
    If you’re an internet marketer then I’m sure that by now you’ve heard the world famous term, “the money is in the list”. I couldn’t agree more. My journey with list building has been a long and arduous one. I’ve built up several lists, neglected them, and had to start all over again. What do I mean by neglected them? I mean that I stopped sending mail on a consistent basis. When your list gets used to getting email from you they’re more prone to open what you send. However, the moment that you go let’s say a week or so without sending,…
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