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  • Using To Understand Your Social Media Audience

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    Simon Dunant
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    Managing your social media presence can be a challenge. Keeping up to speed with your online relationships and building a following that’s relevant and supportive can be a massive task. It’s really important when using social media that you monitor and manage your community. Keeping your followers engaged, feeding your influencers and thank your supporters is a task that can help build a strong strong group, especially on fast media platforms like Twitter. If you don’t have feedback and insights on how others are interacting with you, it’s likely you’re missing…
  • Media Buying Calculator: How Profitable Are Your Campaigns?

    4 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    Are your media buys pulling in a positive ROI, or wasting valuable dollars? With so many factors at play, it can be hard to tell. Introducing our Media Buying Calculator — Now you can easily project the value of a campaign and predict your return on investment. This tool will prove helpful when both pre-planning a campaign and calculating the outcome of a campaign. You can calculate how small changes to the various factors of your campaigns will change your desired results, allowing you to know exactly the targets you need to aim for when running your campaign. Simply enter a few given…
  • The ROI of Selfies: The Rise of The Micro-Celebrity

    Diana Mjojo
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    Instagram has brought on the rise of the micro-celebrity. A new kind of celebrity landscape, where the subject of your fandom actually engages with you, which in turn creates more of a connection. It’s clearly prime sowing ground for profit. Lately the term micro-celebrity has been thrown around a lot in light of Sylvain Labs’ documentary, ‘Instafame’, in which she follows the life of New York based teen who has 81 000 followers on Instagram at the time of production. His fan base was entirely built on people’s appreciations of his selfies. Source: The term was…
  • 10 Best and Free Backlinks Checker Tools to Check Backlinks of Your Website

    Mainak Halder
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Keep these free backlinks checker tools because you need them from time to time, at least once a month. If you don’t keep a regular check on your backlinks, your competitors might hurt your search engine rankings by linking you to all the malicious sites and decreasing your rankings. What if they can’t beat you […] The post 10 Best and Free Backlinks Checker Tools to Check Backlinks of Your Website appeared first on PastMasterBlogger.
  • Social Media Mismanagement and Web Security Details: Making Waves #10

    Lyndsay Peters
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    Online Marketing Blog by KAYAKLyndsay's Pick of the Week: Are You Managing a Client's Social Media to Death? I had a twitter experience this week that reminded me of one of our blog posts. For weeks now, I've had the same five twitter accounts unfollowing, then following me on twitter over and over. Every 5 or 6 days, the same set of accounts would follow me. I knew what was up, and I wasn't impressed. Read: Are Authorized Social Media apps Doing Evil On Your Behalf? There is a school of social media management that puts follower count above engagement. I think I would call it the difference…
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  • Free Shirt Friday @vacationhere

    Jeremy Schoemaker
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    This week’s Free Shirt Friday comes to us from This site is an overnight cabin rental company in the Smoky Mountains providing luxurious rentals focusing on the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas. If you would like to see your website or company featured on Free Shirt Friday click here Trying to increase your Google rank that is like no other?
  • Today I Mourn The Changing Face of Website Monetization and Online Advertising

    David Melamed
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    Today I mourn. I mourn great services that were blindly misled by venture capitalist off the edge of the world. I am afraid for tomorrow. The tomorrow where lore crushes fact, and value is as empty as smoke in the air. I am referring to this evil belief that Data is more valuable than service. This practically worthless new product called Programmatic advertising. This false belief that your tiny bit of added value lets you hijack my advertising. I am sure you are a bit confused about what I am referring to, so let me explain. Once upon a time there was a great company; I was a very big fan…
  • Why You Can’t Get a Technical Co-Founder

    Jeremy Schoemaker
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of the most frequently faced problems marketers and entrepreneurs in business face these days is the technical aspects of running an online business (or business heavily affected by online). And it totally makes sense, because now the nerds and their software are taking over the internet. Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, Pinterest, Dropbox… all these companies were started by nerds who can program and pivot quickly. I get asked this a lot: “how can I find a technical co-founder (or at least a senior level) programmer without paying him an arm and a leg?”. That’s a…
  • How to Master Stuff (Even If You Hate Doing It)

    Taewoo Kim
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    For some kids, it’s soccer. For some kids, it’s playing the piano. No, not me. For me, it was the abacus. If you don’t know what that is, it’s bunch of beads you move around to signify digits. Believe it or not, you can do addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division. Of course, I was a 7 year old kid and I wanted to go outside and play, not play with beads all day. I hated it at first… when I first saw them, i thought maybe these kids had their brains eaten by zombies… staring down at them beads and moving them around endlessly. But apparently, it…
  • dotCEO Brings It

    Jeremy Schoemaker
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    The Internet is completely changing. There are 250 million domain addresses running on 22 Top Level Domains at the moment (.com is by far the most common and so is .org, .net, .biz.) In the next five years there will be over 2000 TLDs including my new favorite - dotCEO. Many people think .com IS the Internet. This year .com is about to become many dotThings including .ninja, .webcam, .software, .builders, .dating, .actor, .sexy… There will be TLDs to suit a range of personality types and occupations. The opportunities they present for affiliate marketers are pretty obvious. No more scraping…
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  • Getting Back to Basics: Branding 101

    Pam Flores
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    Recently, we were asked by a long-term client to help them reposition their brand in the marketplace. 2014 is a milestone year for the firm as they introduce significant process innovations that will help redefine the way they—and the industry—do business. Leveraging this milestone with an eye to the future, rather than a look back, provided them a great platform for reinvigorating their brand messaging to better reflect who they are and effectively position them for decades to come. Over the years, we’ve found that the concept of branding is still somewhat misunderstood. To some,…
  • When your brand is an ingredient… …your content strategy needs to reflect that

    Kathy Baughman
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Kathy’s blog on content marketing for ingredient brands was originally featured on Industrial Marketera blog by Tom Repp dedicated to offering the latest in top-level strategy for the industrial executive. Ingredient branding is one of the core principles of B2B marketing for those companies whose products are a component of other products. It differentiates the product offerings and establishes how they are essential to other, more familiar products. According to research conducted by Industrial Marketing Today, ingredient brands are shifting budgets and resources from traditional…
  • Creating Content for the Tech Buyer

    Jennifer Voisard
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Recently TechTarget summarized the implications of a study conducted by SolarWinds that looked at the “Evolving Role of IT.” Not surprisingly the data shows that nine out of 10 IT professionals agree that an increasingly complex infrastructure has affected their roles over the past three to five years. The executive vice president of products and markets was quoted as saying, "The complexity that it’s creating is tremendous. IT pros are trying to chase a car moving 100 miles per hour, and they are on foot." From a technology perspective IT Pros report that Cloud and…
  • Influencer Identification Shouldn’t Be a Challenge

    Brenda Todd
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:31 am
    According to MarketingProfs’ recent Influencer Marketing Status Report, nearly two-thirds (61%) of the marketers they surveyed noted that one of the biggest challenges of influencer marketing is identifying the relevant people who can truly help their brand or campaigns. It raises the question, what steps are they taking to identify their influencers? Depending on your brand or campaign, there are different approaches you can take to identify the ‘right’ influencers, and there are three common elements that are a must to make it successful. 1. Understand how you are defining…
  • Quality Content Diet

    Colleen Nolan
    4 Mar 2014 | 3:30 pm
    It sometimes seems that you can’t attend a meeting without someone making a joke about “feeding the content beast.” Lately, I have been thinking a lot about the need for the beast to have a quality and balanced diet. Early in the process, it seems that your content program is like a new puppy. It’s an exciting and new experience with extra care, and even costs are expended to make sure your program gets what it needs for healthy growth. But like that puppy, once your program is mature, the content diet can get off track. Whether apathy or overload, or a coupon for a cheaper food, it…
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    Conversation Marketing from Portent, Inc: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

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    Michael Wiegand
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you’re a paid search professional and you’ve been within a stone’s throw of a computer in the last 48 hours, you’ve probably heard: they’re coming for your search query data. Search Engine Land broke the story, Google themselves confirmed it: “Today, we are extending our efforts to keep search secure by removing the query from the referrer on ad clicks originating from SSL searches on” Queries, Not Keywords Marin Software’s CMO Matt Ackley — on the heels of the report — quickly made the distinction between search query data and keyword data noting:…
  • Everything I Needed To Know About Marketing I Learned Playing Dungeons & Dragons

    Ian Lurie
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    This is a talk I’ve given before and gave last night to the Seattle SEO Network. But I finally did annotated slides! I cover stuff like: Audience research Return on Time Invested The humor of botch-related friendly fire (it’s a nerd thing) Here you go: Everything I needed to know about marketing I learned playing Dungeons and Dragons from Ian Lurie The post Everything I Needed To Know About Marketing I Learned Playing Dungeons & Dragons appeared first on Portent.
  • 3 Demographic Reports for Jedi Masters

    Timothy Gillman
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    As an analytics nerd people often assume I’m a Star Wars geek. And they’re absolutely right! While learning about Demographic Reporting in Google Analytics, I found plenty of data analysis aspects similar to one Star Wars character: Obi-Wan Kenobi. He is beloved, powerful, and he is wise. But during the latter stages of his Jedi career he’s also a bit of a creep. Watching after a kid for over a decade, walking around in a hooded robe and using the alias “Old Ben”? You have to admit that is a little creepy. But when all was said and done, Obi-Wan was incredibly helpful and never…
  • 6 Reasons We All Need To Stop Complaining

    Ian Lurie
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    All internet marketers do it. Google’s being mean. Facebook is being dishonest. Twitter is down. I’ve done it too. So, I’m not making fun, or calling out individuals, when I write this: We need to stop. We’re tilting at windmills so large they don’t even notice us, or when they do, can easily brush us off. Plus, it’s not helpful. Here’s why: 1: We’re Not Investors (aka, We Are Not In Charge) Facebook and Google respond to the market, and their investors, and their own whims. Twitter really wants to. Unless we own a sizable chunk of voting…
  • How Not to be an #EPIC Social Media Fail

    Madelaine Kellman
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Alright, we all know which brands are nailing it when it comes to social media. I’m lookin’ at you Uber, BuzzFeed, Seattle PrideFest, Oreo, Nike, NO H8, and Coca Cola. These names represent a variety of businesses, brands and events. But despite their differences, every one of these companies has achieved great success by being social savants. Whether they are effectively using hashtags or finding the perfect photo to encapsulate their product, these are brands that harness the power of social media. But, alas, the point of this article is not to talk about what companies do right…
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    Greg's Corner

  • Risky Business: Watch for Business Models that Boost the Bottom Line but Tarnish the Reputation

    Greg Collier
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    There’s an interesting debate going on in San Francisco with Airbnb, where a crackdown on short-term rentals – especially those being advertised on online sites like Airbnb – are leading to lease violations and eviction notices. The site, Airbnb, connects people looking to make a few bucks by renting out space in their own homes with visitors who are looking to save a few bucks by using alternative accommodations when they pop into a city for a short visit. It’s kind of like they’re hotel rooms, except that they’re not. They’re residential homes and apartments. And in…
  • Lessons from Arizona: Business Owners Push Back Against Lawmakers Who Do More Harm Than Good

    Greg Collier
    3 Mar 2014 | 7:02 am
    When you open a business in the United States, you have no choice but to deal with the long arm of government, whether it’s income taxes or business fees that you’re required to pay or a long list of rules and regulations that you’re required to follow. Regardless of political point of view, most business owners would likely agree with politicians when they say that businesses need the freedom to grow and flourish on their own, without the government creating more obstacles and challenges. That’s why you saw businesses – large big-named corporations like Apple, Intel and…
  • Sometimes, Moving Slow Can Help a Business Grow

    Greg Collier
    22 Jan 2014 | 11:06 am
    Sometimes, the fastest way to grow a business is to take it slow, especially when that business is trying something new or otherwise exploring uncharted territory. Case in point: AOL’s Patch. The “hyperlocal” news site had aspirations of blanketing the nation with a network of online small-town “newspapers.”. But, after bleeding some $300 million and already shedding half of its 1,000-person workforce this past summer, parent company AOL this month gave up control of the news network to an investment firm for an undisclosed amount. The problem? It grew too fast. It started as a…
  • Note to Washington: Don’t Play Chicken with US

    Greg Collier
    22 Oct 2013 | 9:04 am
    I usually try to keep my politics out of my business decisions – but after the Great Government Shutdown of 2013, I think it’s time to speak up. You see, when it comes to running my business, I am neither Republican or Democratic. I make decisions about how to run my business based on things like market demands, competitive forces and industry outlooks. I invest in my company when I can. I scale back when I must. But I never stop working. I may be my own boss – but I answer to many others when it comes to running my online classifieds site. My clients expect their products and…
  • Considering a Consultant? Five Tips for a Good Experience

    Greg Collier
    24 Jul 2013 | 5:30 am
    For a small business owner like me, hiring a consultant can sometimes be the best way to get into a new market, grow the company or even understand the latest social media tool. And now that the economy is starting to rebound, an investment in a consultant may make good business sense. After all, I want to be able to tap into the same sort of brain power and strategic thinking that large companies are using to grow their businesses. I know that, in tough economic times, many out-of-work professionals turn to consulting, providing insight and knowledge that they otherwise would have provided…
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    Email marketing consultant | Emailmonday

  • Gmail Grid View – The Complete overview

    Jordie van Rijn
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:56 am
    Google recently launched an eye-catching field test with Gmail Grid View. It allows for a more visual, “pinterest style” way to experience their inbox.The Gmail Grid View picks images from within the emails and displays them as tiles directly in their Gmail Promotions Tab. Gmail users can look inside all the mails, without the need to open.So what do we need to know about this new visual email inbox? Here is an overview of all the posts that matter on the Gmail Grid view.Official pages and news from GoogleA new, more visual way to view your Promotions tab The official announcement…
  • Inside the customers’ mind: Harnessing mental momentum in your online marketing

    Jordie van Rijn
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:39 pm
    The brain is the most powerful instrument there is. Modern marketing is trying to catch up on how the mind works luckily we can now understand a bit more on how to make the most out of mental momentum.Expressions like “the first step is the hardest” or “In for a penny, in for a pound” become popular sayings for a reason. They are known to be true and more interestingly, describe a state of mind.Keep on reading. In this article I will share some practical examples of how you can harness the mental momentum in email marketing. And how this persuasion technique can improve list growth…
  • Keynote speaker at Email Expo Germany: Europe’s Biggest Email Marketing Event

    Jordie van Rijn
    2 Mar 2014 | 9:42 am
    Jordie van Rijn will be one of the keynote speakers at the Email Expo in Frankfurt on 13th May 2014. The largest european email marketing conference and exhibition of its kind. It is looking to be a spectacular event.I am excited to be a part of the Email Expo and will be presenting a keynote session. More than 1.800 professionals are expected to visit the Email Expo on 13-14 May 2014. The exhibitor list reads almost like a Who’s Who in email marketing Europe. The speakers will represent some of the best and finest in European email marketing.A strong channel and an evolving email…
  • Email marketing at AirBnb: Imagine yourself here

    Jordie van Rijn
    11 Feb 2014 | 12:23 am
    Airbnb has been storming the fortress of travel. Matching individual travellers with spare bedrooms and apartments for rent, they might be the embodiment of market disruption and certainly the hottest travel brand in town.I talked with George DiGuido, while he was head of Email Marketing at the global HQ of Airbnb. Today he is heading up Email Strategy at is unique about Airbnb’s email marketing program and their view on the travel industry?A focus on retention and helping users have meaningful experiencesGeorge starts out: “Email marketing plays a key role at Airbnb. We…
  • Unlocking the full potential of B2B email marketing

    Jordie van Rijn
    22 Jan 2014 | 7:57 am
    A lot has been written about persuading consumers to click and buy. But what are the differences in B2B email marketing and what does a strong B2B email campaign make?Especially when tapping into the strengths of B2B email marketing to promote your products and services, it is important to strike the right chord.Nobody ever bought an airplane after reading one emailA Boeing 747 Airplane isn’t bought on impulse. Often you will deal with long buying cycles, so realize that B2B recipients will not buy the instant you email them. This means multiple emails spread over a longer period of time,…
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    Starmark | Integrated Marketing Communications » eTips

  • 2014: The Year Of Prankvertising

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    “Prankvertising”, as its name suggests, is an advertising approach where a brand pulls a marketing prank on an unsuspecting consumer. This unique, albeit controversial, tactic combines the thrill of shock-and-awe imagery with branded messaging to create truly in-your-face advertising. These types of stunts aren’t new, but we’re beginning to see more major brands utilizing this [...]
  • Are You Prepared to Meet the Next Generation on Video?

    3 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    It should come as no surprise that most millennials grew up with online video and, therefore, its use has become second nature to them. About 1 in 3 millennials watch mostly online video and little to no broadcast TV. So how are you tailoring your marketing efforts to best reach this evolving social demographic? Millenials [...]
  • A Digital First Mindset for Earned Media

    28 Mar 2014 | 6:27 am
    A recent Pew Research study on the State of The News Media confirmed what many marketers have already recognized: The number of people who get their news from TV, radio and newspaper continues to decline. However, the number of people who get their news from digital sources is shooting up. Moreover, tablet users are reporting [...]
  • Online Reputation Management at your Fingertips

    20 Mar 2014 | 7:34 am
    You may know that your company’s online reputation is an important sales driver. However, you might not have considered how many dimensions are involved. Online, people are talking about the reputation of your product, what they think of your customer service (both physical world and online), the way you treat your employees (as well as [...]
  • Where To Start: Know Thy Customer

    13 Mar 2014 | 7:11 am
    When companies embark on marketing campaigns, they often think about the final product first – whether they should create a webpage or develop an ad. For marketing to be successful, companies should concentrate first on what they know about their customer by developing a “user persona.” A user persona is a fictional character, often assigned [...]
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    Online Marketing Strategy for Entrepreneurs | Denise Wakeman

  • Build Lasting Relationships on Google+ – Adventure in Visibility with Martin Shervington

    Denise Wakeman
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    In this Adventure in Visibility, I hung out with Martin Shervington, community manager for Plus Your Life and Plus Your Business! The topic of our conversation revolved around how Martin builds community and lasting relationships on Google+. We also discovered the answer to the question: Introvert or Extrovert as well as Martin’s most memorable adventure (at minute 37:48 in the video).  Martin Shervington is a consultant, speaker, trainer and coach on all things  Google+. As the community manager for both Plus Your Life and Plus Your Business! his role is to support individuals and…
  • Building Your Personal Brand on Google+ – Adventure in Visibility with Mia Voss

    Denise Wakeman
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    In this Adventure in Visibility, I hung out with Mia Voss, entrepreneur and host of the popular Hangout show The Mia Connect Power Chat. We discussed how Mia has massively accelerated her visibility through her activities on Google+. Mia Voss is an entrepreneur juggling several great ventures that all have one thing in common: building a stronger community. Best known for her online Google Hangout program, The Mia Connect Power Chat, Mia’s main focus is on providing great programming and connecting her audience to the people & businesses they need to know. On the Hangout we discuss:…
  • How to Find Your Ideal Client on Social Media

    Denise Wakeman
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:36 am
    Awhile back I asked you and others in my social networks: What’s your biggest question about creating visibility for your business, on the Web? I received over 60 questions (to date) and was moved by the frustration so many online entrepreneurs expressed about how to get their message heard and seen in the cacophony of the Web. 11% of the questions were a variation on the question of “how to find your ideal client on social media sites.” Many people wanted to know how to find “the right audience, fast” or how to “find new people” or how to…
  • How to Use Kickstarter to Publish Your Book – Adventure in Visibility with Luna Jaffe

    Denise Wakeman
    23 Mar 2014 | 8:23 am
    In this Adventure in Visibility, I hung out with Luna Jaffe, founder and CEO of Lunaria Financial, Ltd, a boutique advisory firm in Portland, Oregon. Luna is the author of Wild Money: A Creative Journey to Financial Wisdom, Wild Money: A Financial Field Guide and Journal and the e-book Zelda’s Financial Field Guide: A Visual Glossary. If you’re self-publishing a book, you probably know there are a lot of costs involved. You may have wondered if you should do a crowdfunding campaign to help defray the expenses and publish your book. Luna and I talked about her adventure using…
  • 5 Ways to Use Text Images to Promote Your Content

    Denise Wakeman
    20 Mar 2014 | 6:10 am
    Whether you call them “text images” or “text pictures” or “image quotes,” using images with text is a content marketing trend that’s not going away anytime soon. You’ve probably noticed a lot of bloggers use text images to promote their content, particularly blog posts. I also recommend doing that, as I suggested when I published the Online Visibility Challenge (ongoing, take the challenge anytime!). The second step in the Challenge is to “Create a quote image from your post” and the third step is to “share the quote…
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    Ayantek Blog

  • This Week in Digital Strategy 4.18.14

    Tyler Borosavage
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    Happy Friday, everyone! This week there have been some incredible insights in the world of digital strategy. An aspect of digital strategy that we want to harp on this week is the importance of content marketing. Delivering the right content at the right time is every marketer’s goal. Having a robust content marketing strategy can help get you there. Take a look at the great articles that will provide valuable information for optimizing your content strategy. Getting Started with Content Marketing Strategy in 5 Easy Steps via Ayantek We received a great guest blog on building your…
  • Getting Started with Content Marketing Strategy in 5 Easy Steps

    Karo Kilfeather - Content Marketing Manager at Percussion
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    It isn’t hard to find information these days about taking your content marketing to the next level. But what if you’re just getting started with content marketing and feeling like you’re late to the party? Where do you actually begin? First, let’s define content marketing. My favorite definition comes from Joe Pulizzi, who is one of the original content marketing gurus, emphasis added by me. “Content marketing is a marketing technique of creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract and acquire a clearly defined audience –…
  • This Week in Digital Strategy 3.7.14

    Tyler Borosavage
    7 Mar 2014 | 8:48 am
    Happy Friday, everyone! Hopefully you are getting caught up in the phenomenon that is True Detective but just in case you aren't we have got you covered with marketing insights. This week we expanded our knowledge in the world of analytics. Investments in analytics are paying off for companies. We also found out the qualities it takes to become a social media superhero, how to decide between HTML5, iOS, or Android when making a mobile app, and how adults in the U.S. are around digital media 11 hours a day. Finally, we discuss how Arby's generated a long-lasting social media buzz.
  • Reaching the Pot of Gold: How Investments in Analytics Are Paying Off

    Brett Borgeson
    5 Mar 2014 | 10:02 am
    There is a lot of buzz currently about analytics and big data, and rightfully so.  The pot of gold that analytics promises is the ability to fully understand customer behavior, derive actionable insights, and further tailor customer experiences to meet the needs of any segment.    As evidenced by the projection that big data will grow to a $53 billion dollar industry by 2017, which is up from $12 billion in 2013, the mandate is clear1.   However, while the investment and expectation exists across many industries, it is not an easy hill to climb to achieve the…
  • Leveraging Big Data and Creative Content for Customer Engagement

    Chad Huemme
    27 Feb 2014 | 11:50 am
    Why is content such a “buzz”?! In 2010 the curation of content became the mantra for all things digital. This trend is evident in the explosive growth of companies such as Hubspot and most recently Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp. Why is the WhatsApp acquisition considered relevant in the world of content creation? It is because of the user generated, real time aspects of thoughts, ideas, expressions, sound bites, pictures, and videos that are all being generated in a moment of thought and expressed or shared among the creator’s inner circle. What do marketers need…
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    Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan & Brand Storyteller

  • 3 Apps To Mine Reddit For Content Marketing Inspiration

    Omar Kattan
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Are you a creative tasked with content marketing for your organization? Do you struggle to find content ideas that your audience will find engaging and current? One option you may not have considered is to mine Reddit for content marketing inspiration. While attempting to find relevant content on Reddit can leave you feeling overwhelmed at [...]3 Apps To Mine Reddit For Content Marketing Inspiration is a post from: Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan & Brand Storyteller
  • Another SEO 101 Workshop – Tuesday 1st April – Dubai

    Omar Kattan
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:11 am
    As part of my ongoing efforts to spread digital marketing knowledge in the Middle East, and on the back of my first successful SEO 101 workshop, I was invited by Dubai Internet City (DIC) to hold another one this Tuesday, April 1st. Details: Address: Boutique Villa #7, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai (map) The workshop will be held bright [...]Another SEO 101 Workshop – Tuesday 1st April – Dubai is a post from: Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan & Brand Storyteller
  • Guest Blogging: 5 Reasons You’re Getting Rejected

    Omar Kattan
    17 Mar 2014 | 4:15 am
    Regardless of what you may have heard through the SEO grapevine, guest blogging/posting, if done right, still works. As long as you have the right intentions and are approaching credible and authoritative blogs, you will achieve more than just higher rankings.  A sound guest blogging strategy allows you to network with other well-known bloggers and, [...]Guest Blogging: 5 Reasons You’re Getting Rejected is a post from: Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan & Brand Storyteller
  • 5 Content Aggregation Tools Worth Exploring

    Omar Kattan
    22 Feb 2014 | 5:32 pm
    As CSO of the MENA region’s first specialist content marketing agency, I have to stay on top of the latest/best content aggregation tools on the market. Here are five I highly recommend: Curata If you’re responsible for aggregating news for an entire content marketing department, you might want to consider investing in Curata. Using Curata as [...]5 Content Aggregation Tools Worth Exploring is a post from: Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan & Brand Storyteller
  • The Seven Elements of Great Content

    Omar Kattan
    29 Jan 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Over at Sandstorm we recently published a new whitepaper entitiled 7 Elements Of Content That Hits The Jackpot In 2014. You probably already know a dozen reasons why you need high quality content for your website. And with the constant changes to Google’s search algorithm, the old “content is king” mantra is truer than ever. But what [...]The Seven Elements of Great Content is a post from: Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan & Brand Storyteller
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    E-Marketing Associates - Online Marketing Products for Independent Hotels » Blog

  • Getting the Most Out of TripAdvisor.

    Joshua Meehan
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:17 pm
    TripAdvisor offers a variety of tools to helps hotels cast a wider net when attracting guest. Of course, each of these tools are designed at directing traffic to a property’s TripAdvisor profile, but with over 260 million monthly visitors, that isn’t a bad thing. TripAdvisor provides plenty of cost effective (mostly free!) and easy ways to capitalize on this traffic and to stay on top of the increasingly competitive travel industry.TripAdvisor’s profiles are free and often created long before the hotel realizes it. Leaving them unmanaged can be potentially harmful to a properties…
  • How Google Continues to Dominate the Travel Sphere

    Melody Ciria
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Google continues to expand its presence in the hotel search market with Google Hotel Finder, Flight Search, Maps, Tour Finder, and Hotel Price Ads.   Google has recently announced that they will play a more prominent role in hotel listings and booking hotel rooms.  This latest announcement is aimed to encourage online visitors to use Google throughout the entire purchasing funnel from booking a flight to booking a hotel room.  The new enhancements to Google will provide similar information that online travel agencies are already offering like rate comparisons, reviews, photos, amenities…
  • Market segmentation: the pros and cons for your hotel

    Vince Torres
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Market segmentation is a marketing strategy used by businesses that mostly results in the targeting of a specific group of customers. Some might use it to get an overall idea of the type of customers they attract so that they may decide how to market their business accordingly. If you haven’t guessed it yet, hoteliers can use the same technique to create a business plan for their hotels, but a smart and careful approach is the key to making this strategy work for you instead of against you.  Vertical segmentation vs. horizontal segmentation There are two types of segmentation to…
  • The New Google Maps Highlights Your Hotel’s Google+ Page

    Joshua Meehan
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    Google Maps has always been a powerful travel tool, and the newest version makes things even better. It’s no secret that location is one of the most important factors people consider when booking a hotel, and with the recent update to Google Maps, travelers can do more than just view where a property is in relation to popular tourist destinations. When travelers begin planning their trips they turn to the internet, which is why it is important for hotels to have engaging content on their website. When using Google, one of the first options they are presented with is Google Maps. Google Maps…
  • No Vacancy: Attract Customers To Your Hotel

    Guest Blogger
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Understanding the needs and expectations of your hotel guests is critical to increasing demand and retaining clientele. There is no denying that pitching and successfully selling your hotel to the general public is a daunting task. Your management staff must be meticulous, your rooms pristine. However, there are some relatively simple and cost effective ways you can encourage business and satisfy your customers. Consider the five following tips your go-to guide as you navigate the complexities of hospitality. Upgrades and Renovations Separate yourself from the likes of cookie-cutter hotel…
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    RocketMill » Blog

  • Top 5 Essential WordPress Plugins

    Adam Craddock
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:48 am
    Digital Marketing Agency RocketMillOne of the best things about WordPress is the wealth of incredibly useful plugins that are available. With these it is possible to expand WordPress’s Functionality at the click of a button.Below I have included a list of essential plugins that we use on almost every WordPress site we build. From Security to SEO, these plugins will give you the necessary functionality.Starting with the most important aspect of your website, SECURITY! I used capitals there because it’s VERY IMPORTANT! Your website represents your business online, first impressions are…
  • The Web Design Resource You Didn’t Know You Needed!

    Bertram Greenhough
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:05 am
    Digital Marketing Agency RocketMillWe’ve all been there, where you’ve re read your brief 50 million times, stood away from the screen, gone for a walk-done whatever it is that you can think of to try and achieve that “Eureka” moment! Sometimes no matter what you do its a struggle. Well to help you on your quest in achieving that “Eureka” moment I have put together a web design resource which contains some of my favourite resources when it comes to designing and building websites. Enjoy!InspirationDesign FridgeA great gallery of inspiring websitesPattern…
  • STA PPC Case Study

    Mathew Williams
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:32 am
    Digital Marketing Agency RocketMillThe Account STA International is a debt collection company that focuses not only on UK debt collection but worldwide, meaning that we have different campaigns for the different countries around the globe.Account Problems CTR is low and has never been over 1%Average position is always 3rd or lower, some months around 5th position on GoogleCost per click is around £1.50, some months as high as £3.40. It has never been lower than £1.00Average number of clicks is 1500 with a top peak of 1700The GoalsImprove clicks, CTR, average position and if possible drop…
  • Make Google Work for You! How to Automate Data Collection

    7 Apr 2014 | 1:43 am
    Digital Marketing Agency RocketMillWe spend a lot of our lives using Google, looking at their ads, reading their guidelines, buying their products – but what have they done for you lately? Not a lot right? Maybe, if you’re lucky, they’ve crippled your incoming traffic with a Manual Action Penalty? Cheers.So here’s a handy little trick using Google Docs to bend the almighty G to your will for once.We’ve all had to do long, arduous manual data collection tasks in our time. A necessary evil you say? Well no longer!Let’s imagine you’ve got some data, spread across…
  • The Best Online April Fools

    2 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    Digital Marketing Agency RocketMillAhh yes fun! April Fools you just got to love it. The one day of the year where companies and organizations can legitimately appear to be externally funny rather than carrying on with their normal daily activities.Yesterday, we saw some interesting pranks. Scotland received a lot of attention from the tabloids, with Scotland’s vote for independence coming up. The Telegraph reported about future plans for coins being minted with Alex Salmond’s head (See right) and the Guardian with a nice feature on Scotland switching to driving on the right if…
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    The Conversion Scientist Podcast

  • What is Your Basic Unit of Upside?

    Brian Massey, The Conversion Scientist
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    Click for a Conversion Rate Upside Report that does the math for you. This number — The Basic Unit of Upside, or BUU — offers simple insight into the effect of website optimization on your business. Listen My new Marketing land article answers some burning questions for your business. If these questions aren’t burning in your mind, then why not? Do I have enough traffic and conversions to do testing What is a good conversion rate? How do I calculate BUU for a long sales-cycle business? How do I factor in profit? How much should I spend to get more revenue from my existing traffic?
  • The Inert Gases of Your Low Converting Web Pages: How to Get a Reaction from your Visitors [AUDIO]

    Brian Massey, The Conversion Scientist
    6 Mar 2014 | 4:13 am
    Marketers need a common vocabulary and notation for the things we’re doing online. We need to understand the elements that we can introduce and the ways they react with each other. At Conversion Sciences, we stole the notation of chemists. They have a clear notation, like the notation for how vinegar reacts with baking soda. Here’s our periodic table of the online marketing elements: Click to Enlarge The bottom line is this: We want to get a reaction from our visitors. When we aren’t generating reactions on our site, we can see the results clearly: High bounce rates and exit…
  • Get Customered: Improving Your Social Media Conversion Rate [AUDIO]

    Shelly Koenig
    3 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    They friend you. They fan you. They pin you. They follow you. BUT how often to they customer you? How often do they buy, subscribe, or register? How often can you get your fans and followers to convert? When you get customered, your business grows, you gain another social influencer, and you get proof that your social media strategy is delivering what your social network wants. They “liked” Me BUT They didn’t “customer” me.   Getting customered is an important part of the social media life cycle, and it’s also one of the trickiest. First, you…
  • Brian Massey, Beyond the Lab Coat [AUDIO]

    Shelly Koenig
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:10 am
    The original Conversion Scientist sat down with host of the Big Value Big Business podcast, James Lynch, to discuss everything from how he makes a terrible employee, to finding your own gimmick, to the inter-workings of a conversion scientist. Some highlights from the interview include: Brian spends a great deal of his time, helping businesses transform their websites through a “steady diet of visitor profiling, purposeful content, analytics and testing..” Brian indulges his passion by speaking and writing about the art and science of conversion optimization. It is almost a…
  • Writing Test Hypotheses that Make You Money [AUDIO]

    Brian Massey, The Conversion Scientist
    6 Feb 2014 | 1:50 pm
    How to write test hypotheses that will make you money In this edition of the Conversion Scientist Podcast, I discuss the genetics of conversion science, writing test hypotheses that will generate money, and how you can turn your team’s input into something that you can actually test. In my latest article on Marketing Land, I share the steps necessary to help you get the results from your websites that you are looking for. It is common for someone to come to you with ideas for improving the website. After listening to this podcast and reading my article, you will now have a hypothesis…
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    SEO Inc Blog

  • Infographic: Why Your Content Isn’t Going Viral

    Will Price
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    “Going viral” means something completely different now than it did 15 years ago. The connotation surrounding something viral has switched from the negativity of a worldwide pandemic to the positive mass sharing of awesome content. You never really know what’s going to “hit” and take off on the Internet, but when it does, the effects are astounding.  From grumpy cats to wondering what a fox says, and from kids biting each others’ fingers to dogs with broken English internal dialogues, these days you want your content to spread like wildfire. However,…
  • Infographic Friday: Social Media by the Numbers

    Will Price
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    When someone tell you your business needs to be have a social media presence, 9 times out of 10, they are completely right. We came across this amazing infographic from Leverage recently and thought it best to share and highlight how each network works, where the engagement is, and some other stats that are pretty flooring. source: (click to enlarge) Social Media Comparison Infographic in Words Pinterest 70 million active users Social site that is all about discovery Largest opportunities are in decor, babies, recipes, wedding, and fashion Users are 32% male and 68%…
  • Blog Comments: What’s Spam and What’s Legit

    Will Price
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    It’s not uncommon to sign in to your blog dashboard and see a plethora of new comments, especially if you’re updating on a regular basis. And for the most part, this is a good thing, right? People are finding your blog and reading your content. Hooray! You’ve created something the world loves… or is at least taking notice of. But in the age in which we live, not all comments are coming from credible sources, and you have to be careful about which comments are published onto your blog. Read on for some helpful hints on how to differentiate a spam comment versus a…
  • Google Ripples, Increasing Visibility & Becoming and Industry Thought Leader

    Will Price
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:06 pm
    You might have heard people buzzing about Ripples. “Ripple, me, man!” “Dude, you should Ripple that article.” “Did you Ripple me, or are you just glad to see me?” No? You haven’t heard any of this? Well, you will… Soon. Google is always doing something with their services, and the newest one coming from the Google+ camp is the ability to Ripple. Here’s what you need to know about Google+ Ripples and why you should start doing it yourself.  What the heck is a Google Ripple, anyway? Glad you asked. Google Ripples is a new graphical component to…
  • SEO Link Roundup

    Will Price
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:15 am
    It’s Friday! And you know what that means! It’s time for another round of SEO links from around this great World Wide Web. It’s the MO of the online world, but this week seemed just as hectic as last in terms of SEO / PPC / Social media Management news, and we got all the good stuff for you in one easy spot. So sit back, relax, drink a cup of coffee, and spend a couple minutes playing catch up with the SEO world courtesy of your friends here at SEO, Inc… Last week, we talked about guest blogging networks slowly going the way of the buffalo. These poor networks were set…
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    Rand Group

  • Using Technology to Promote Business Growth

    Ron Rand
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Technology can be your best weapon when trying to grow your business. The effective use of technology solutions such as ERP can have an enormous impact, however many businesses are failing to capitalize fully on the technology available to them …Continue Reading —The post Using Technology to Promote Business Growth appeared first on Rand Group.
  • Top 3 Reasons To Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2013 R3

    Amer Dalain
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    On Thursday, April 10 2014, Microsoft officially launched the latest release of its flagship ERP solution: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. The new release brings significant new capabilities, both technical and functional. The General Availability (GA) release is scheduled for …Continue Reading —The post Top 3 Reasons To Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2013 R3 appeared first on Rand Group.
  • Cloud Computing Accounting Software Considerations: Part 1

    Eric Khan
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:36 am
    Switching to a cloud solution from your desktop application is a major shift in the way you operate. This post investigates what you can expect from making such a shift.Continue Reading —The post Cloud Computing Accounting Software Considerations: Part 1 appeared first on Rand Group.
  • Business Growth Inhibitor: A Lack of an Effective Plan

    Ron Rand
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Business planning isn’t something you should only do when you need to secure a loan from the bank. Being predictive in your business practices is a good way to encourage growth, and to be prepared to handle changes in the …Continue Reading —The post Business Growth Inhibitor: A Lack of an Effective Plan appeared first on Rand Group.
  • Business Growth Inhibitor: Compliance Issues

    Ron Rand
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    We’ve been discussing things which negatively impact business growth, and I would be remiss to ignore the issue of compliance. Often times, executives think of compliance as an issue which is taken care of yearly, with a variety of properly …Continue Reading —The post Business Growth Inhibitor: Compliance Issues appeared first on Rand Group.
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    Internet Marketing & Design Blog – Blogaholic | Webaholic

  • Acquiring Google Analytics Certified Partner Status – How And Why?

    Guest Author
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    Having been working in the field of internet marketing for quite a while, our team got used to relying on facts and real data before giving any recommendations to our clients.   Only after thorough analysis of the current situation and after drafting a series of thought-through hypothesis on how to improve the situation any quality management, curation and evolution of the project is possible. The tool used to analyze online projects has always been Google Analytics. Depending on the kind of task set (curate the PPC campaign, implement all the tracking necessary, promote the project wisely…
  • How Upworthy Climbed The Virality Ladder To Rule The Web?

    Sourav Saha
    21 Mar 2014 | 2:21 am
    Upworthy has mastered the dark viral arts to change the internet forever. Upworthy’s ultimate goal is to find and repackage content that is visual, meaningful, and sharable. “Our goal is to reach millions of people on a daily basis with content that really matters. So we think a lot about how to package content in a way that’s compelling to share – and that means thinking a lot about how it works on Facebook.” — Eli Pariser, Upworthy CEO Today, Upworthy’s instant-virality strategy turning under-exposed news stories into viral gold. Unlike any news site/blog, rather than…
  • Ultimate YouTube Marketing Checklist For A Better Brand Image

    Sourav Saha
    28 Jan 2014 | 5:20 am
    Since the title makes you read this post, I assume that you are already branding your business through YouTube, or you intend to do so. If neither is the case with you, I believe it is time that you jump onto the YouTube marketing bandwagon considering the below facts. YouTube is now the 2nd biggest search engine surpassing biggies like Yahoo and Bing. (Source: Mushroom Networks) It attracts over 1 billion visitors every month. (Source : YouTube) 1 minute of a video is as effective as 1.8 million written words (According to a research by Dr. James McQuivey of Forrester Research). Also,…
  • The Author Rank Building Machine [Animated Infographic]

    Sourav Saha
    20 Jan 2014 | 12:13 am
    Author Rank might be the next big thing in Google’s eyes, though it may not be fully supported by Google as a ranking metric (yet) as of now. But building a reputable name for yourself can be just as valuable in your industry or within a certain niche. There’s obviously a connecting between authorship and author rank of course (use this tool to check your Author Rank). The idea here is simple – to get rid of anonymity and bring the face upfront. Recently Google has applied a 15% reduction in the amount of rich snippets displayed in the search results. And speaking about this Matt Cutts…
  • The Analytics Advantage: What High Growth Companies Do That You Don’t

    Guest Author
    13 Jan 2014 | 3:14 am
    There’s a revolution afoot, a huge shift in how business is conducted. Old means of reaching out to potential customers and encouraging growth can no longer compete with online marketing and research tools. Purchasers of professional services now spend less time and invest fewer resources researching service providers. There’s less need for lengthy RFPs  – a potential buyer can spend a morning instead of a month narrowing the field. But what kinds of tools are we talking about here? And how can they impact my professional services firm? For starters, buyers are, without a doubt,…
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    Search Engine Marketing Blog | Silverback Strategies

  • How to Perform an Awesome SEO Audit (and why it’s important!)
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    SEO campaigns can have quite the wide range in variety; some may be short term, some much longer and time-consuming than others. Some SEO campaigns may be very straightforward, while others may be largely complex, dealing with back-end website or server issues -- or even worse, trying to recover from a dreaded Google penalty! The point of this is simply that no two SEO projects are alike. Each one is unique, therefore making it an extremely bad decision to attempt to templattemize or cookie-cutter an SEO process or offering. With that said, how is someone supposed to figure out what an actual…
  • Keyword (Not Provided) For Paid Search & Mad Men Debut in 2014
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    How will Mad Men's final season begin? And how will it all end? Unlike the guessing game and rumors surrounding the premier of Mad Men's last season this Sunday, the recent official announcement to remove the query string from the referrer URL for ad clicks has clear effects and implications: So what actually happened? – When a Google ad is clicked, the referring URL string included the search query (exactly what the user typed in). Now it doesn't. (courtesy Search Engine Land) Can I still access my search query data? – Yes! Paid search marketers will still have access to search query…
  • PPC Spring Cleaning Checklist
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Spring has finally arrived (and is hopefully here to stay)! After an extremely long winter, your Adwords account could probably use some spring cleaning. Set aside some time to spring clean your Adwords campaigns by following these 5 simple steps: 1. Polish up on Geotargeting Settings Get down and dirty with a geographic report to see if there are any areas for improvement. In the example below, there are multiple conclusions that can be made.  For example, the cost per conversion in Houston and San Diego is high compared to the other cities. Therefore, you may make the decision to not…
  • Yahoo Stream Ads: A Beginners Guide
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:52 am
    About a year ago, Yahoo came out with one of their best advertising solutions yet: Yahoo Stream Ads. Though Stream Ads are still relatively unknown and underutilized in the search marketing world, they are beginning to make a splash in many agencies, including here at Silverback. If you’re not familiar with what Stream Ads are, here’s a quick rundown: Yahoo Stream Ads are a quick, easy and affordable way to get your ads in front of millions of users across major Yahoo web properties including Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Mail, etc.  They seem to combine the likes of search and…
  • How to Optimize Your Google+ Business Page
    21 Mar 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Google uses your profile to provide public information about your business to other Google users and anyone who searches for it.  Having a profile allows you to promote your business and link to your website that you want to showcase.  One of the best things about Google+ is its ability to increase local organic rankings and visibility.  This can also be a tremendous help when it comes to local rankings.  Here are six ways to do this: 1.  SEO Title – The title for your Google+ business page is just as important as the title of the pages on your website.  It is…
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    Attacat of Edinburgh » Brain

  • Month in Numbers: March 2014

    Charlotte Hardy
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:42 am
    Can you believe it’s April already? The Attacat office are currently mega excited about a few upcoming things including the impending Edinburgh May sunshine, brighter mornings and longer evenings and the potential ability to not wear a jacket (maybe, just maybe)! As with most months, there’s anyways a few significant stats, and March is the same. This month’s biggies feature  a couple of hashtags that went a bit mental and our favourite photo-sharing social media platform. Bon appetit! 96% Of consumers find video useful when buying online according to a report from…
  • Conversations with Content Part 1: Insights from NMBrek “Creating Engaging Content”

    19 Mar 2014 | 2:48 am
    I recently attended the March New Media Breakfast and had the opportunity to listen to FatBuzz’s Gordon White talk content marketing and engagement strategies. I left with my content marketing knowledge refreshed and my head full of creative content ideas and reminders – which I thought I’d write down and share before they dissolve. Getting inspired about content again has spurred me to start writing a series of blog posts dedicated to content marketing strategies, hints and tips. So let me introduce you to part 1 so we can get the conversation started.   Tools are just…
  • Google add-on plugins for Google Drive / Docs / Sheets

    Attacat Joel
    12 Mar 2014 | 2:53 am
    At Attacat we love Google Drive (or Docs as we still call it), and today it promises to get better with the launch of add-ons. Edit: Add-ons don’t appear to be working yet, at least in the UK. The ‘Add-ons’ drop-down in the menu bar doesn’t appear, and clicking to access anything from the store just opens up a blank doc/sheet. Damn you Google! Add-ons basically give Drive more Office-like functionality, such as mail merges and bibliographies, useful features like approval workflows, as well as cool partnerships with tools like MailChimp and Supermetrics reporting.
  • Charlie’s Quick Fire Reading List #2: Merchants, Responsive Design & Handy Checklists

    Charlotte Hardy
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:13 am
    It’s time for my second edition of ‘cool-stuff-you-should-totally-know-about’ blog post, aka Charlie’s Quick Fire Reading List.  Today my list consists mostly of interesting reads and one handy but simple tool that we use all the time in the office. First up, what I have been reading this week: Google Stepping Up Merchant Feed Enforcement This one is especially important for e-commerce site owners or anyone with an e-commerce client. The Google Merchant Center is a tool that helps you to upload your shop and product data to Google and means it can be used for Google…
  • Month in Numbers: February 2014

    Charlotte Hardy
    4 Mar 2014 | 2:14 am
    You’re right, it’s that time of the month again already and I’m pretty happy about it this month. March is a much better month than February in my mind; brighter mornings, longer evenings, more sunshine and there is generally more colour in the world. I do realise all these are weather related but hey we are based in Edinburgh and we start to get super bored of the cold and dark at this time of year. February was a pretty big month for numbers, especially for the likes of Facebook and WhatsApp. You’ve probably already heard about this because it was, well, all over the…
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    Smart Online Success | Innovative Online Success Strategies

  • HOW TO: Increase Your Klout Score

    Garin Kilpatrick
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:49 am
    By: Garin Kilpatrick Klout was just acquired by Lithium for $200 million. Klout has become a standard of social media influence online so I have created this article for you if you are one of the many people who want to increase your Klout score. At first I was skeptical about Klout but since then I have taken a liking […] HOW TO: Increase Your Klout Score is a post from: Garin Kilpatrick's Smart Online Success The post HOW TO: Increase Your Klout Score appeared first on Smart Online Success | Innovative Online Success Strategies.
  • 10 Excellent Ways to Get More LinkedIn Endorsements

    Garin Kilpatrick
    17 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    Recently LinkedIn completely re-vamped their network.  Without a doubt one the most important changes from this re-design is the introduction of endorsements.  In this article I explain ten excellent tactics to help you get more LinkedIn endorsements. Endorsements are a simple way to recognize someone in your network for their expertise in a specific field […] 10 Excellent Ways to Get More LinkedIn Endorsements is a post from: Garin Kilpatrick's Smart Online Success The post 10 Excellent Ways to Get More LinkedIn Endorsements appeared first on Smart Online Success | Innovative Online…
  • 5 Success Secrets from Jerry Seinfeld

    Garin Kilpatrick
    6 Mar 2014 | 6:15 pm
    “You can be passionate about anything.” ~Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld’s TV show about nothing earned $2.7 billion in 12 years and is still raking in millions in syndication payments. Jerry’s success was not a fluke. The secret of his success was his ability to consistently create awesome content that people loved. Here are some insights from […] 5 Success Secrets from Jerry Seinfeld is a post from: Garin Kilpatrick's Smart Online Success The post 5 Success Secrets from Jerry Seinfeld appeared first on Smart Online Success | Innovative Online Success Strategies.
  • 20 Ways to Find a Great Domain Name

    Garin Kilpatrick
    25 Nov 2013 | 4:43 am
    Choosing a great domain is probably the most important single thing you can do to help your site achieve SEO success.  Once you find a great domain name that you love it is going to make you much more motivated to invest time into developing that domain into a thriving success. For that reason I’ve […] 20 Ways to Find a Great Domain Name is a post from: Garin Kilpatrick's Smart Online Success The post 20 Ways to Find a Great Domain Name appeared first on Smart Online Success | Innovative Online Success Strategies.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Six Rules for Success

    Garin Kilpatrick
    4 Nov 2013 | 3:41 am
    By: Garin Kilpatrick Arnold Schwarzenegger has proven himself successful in several areas of his professional life.  He has been an eight time bodybuilding champion, a blockbuster movie star and Governor of California all despite being born in Austria and having a thick accent. A few years ago Arnold received an honorary degree as a Doctor of Humane Letters and for his commencement speech he […] Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Six Rules for Success is a post from: Garin Kilpatrick's Smart Online Success The post Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Six Rules for Success appeared first…
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    Digital Brand Makeover - Dallas Social Media Marketing

  • How to Create a YouTube Channel for Your Business

    Todd Horchner
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Setting up a You Tube channel to advertise your business is a definite way to make your presence known to the public. According to You Tube statistics ( over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month! Up to 70% of millenials and 83% of generation z tune in every month, so if your target market belong in these generations then better go with the trend and create your channel now ,so, read on! First you need to have a google account. Just type create a google account in any web browser and then fill in the information called for: your name,…
  • 5 Cool Ways to use Instagram for Business Marketing

    April Sunshine Hawkins
    17 Mar 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Instagram is a photo sharing app that you can use to promote your business. What makes it fun is the effects that you can use to crank your brand a notch. Other than of course taking pictures of your product, there are other ways to get your audience hooked or make your brand more intriguing. 1. Take Pictures of Mundane Activities Take pictures of the routine activities that you do around the office. I know it sounds boring but people actually relate more to brands that share personal and daily activities. It exudes a more personal touch to your brand. When your audience feel connected they…
  • Which Social Media Platforms should I use for my Small Business?

    Travis Matheny
    3 Mar 2014 | 7:25 am
    Small Businesses count on social media for advertising. It’s free, it’s easy and it can reach the four corners of the globe. Here are the most popular social media platforms that you can use. Facebook. You can never go wrong with Facebook. It is the largest social media network (Fortune 500). Facebook’s atmosphere can create a wholesome and approachable feel to your clients by getting more personal with them through sharing content, chatting and private messaging. Uploading pictures of your organization’s activities will help your clients get to know the people behind your company.
  • Nike Targets Women with Instagram Campaign

    April Sunshine Hawkins
    12 Feb 2014 | 9:22 am
    In addition to being a social media specialist and a photographer, I am a Nike Training Club instructor. NTC is a workout format that Nike introduced a few years back and its target audience is women.  They recently started an Instagram campaign and I have been watching it unfold. Their posts feature women and the ways they like to workout.  Of course, there is a focus on the products they love to workout in. What Makes This Campaign Great? They feature their target market (athletic, college aged women). Products are being used in awesome ways that make the viewer want to purchase them.
  • Why Your Website Traffic is Going Down

    Travis Matheny
    15 Jan 2014 | 8:59 am
    Now more than ever people are using the power of digital search to find what the want, need and plan to spend money on.  Smartphones, laptops, tablets, smart tvs and even gaming consoles are loaded with search programs that fundamentally use the same signals to send the user to the info they are requesting. So it stands to reason that if your website is not being found by your potential clientele then you are doing something wrong. If your website traffic is going down from where it used to be then it is more accurate to say that you are not doing something right! This fabulous infographic…
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    Digital Marketing Consultant

  • Twitter Copies Facebook in Fight for Audience

    John Danenbarger
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:09 am
    The changes that Twitter has recently made to the way it publishes photos aren’t aimed at businesses. The site now allows users to upload up to four pictures at a time, presenting them as a collage. They can also tag the images, alerting up to ten people who appear in them, and those tags won’t count towards the tweet’s 140-character limit. The ability to upload multiple photos is currently only available on iPhone although Twitter is planning to roll the feature out to Android and soon. It’s an option that’s long overdue. Facebook users have long been able to build…
  • Yes, Your Business Can Earn Cash From Your Facebook Page

    John Danenbarger
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:42 am
    Community managers on social media should always be checking metrics. We see how follower numbers have risen, how many comments and likes we’ve received, and how far our reach has extended towards friends and friends of friends. And we fret a little bit that we can’t track those numbers right back to the effect on the bottom line. Because usually, we can’t. Although social media is on the Internet, where everything is transparent and clicks can be traced all the way from origin to buy button, few people today really expect their Facebook pages to generate direct sales. Instead, we talk…
  • Product Pictures Are The Most Effective Social Media Posts…ahem…Good Product Pictures

    John Danenbarger
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    Creating effective content for social media is easy. If you are looking to publish content that picks up likes, generates shares and inspires followers to add enough comments to rocket your EdgeRank number and push straight through to news feed, the solution is simple. No, really, it is. Just take a look at Nike’s Facebook page. The numbers here are extraordinary. The company has a total of nearly 17 million likes. That is a massive number of people who could, potentially, see the posts the company publishes. Those figures are reflected in the engagement figures. A weak shared video might…
  • Image Posts Do Better On Facebook Than On Twitter. Or Do They?

    John Danenbarger
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    On the face of it, it looks like an open and shut case. When Marshalls posted this picture of white shoes, a white shirt and a white handbag on its Facebook page, the post did reasonably well. It picked up 30 comments, 48 shares, and more than 2,100 likes. That’s a pretty good result for a photo of products that could be bought in the company’s retail stores. When the company posted the same image on Twitter, however, the result was much less impressive. Here, it picked up just two comments and four retweets. While 36 people also marked it as a favorite, the company picks up no viral…
  • Build A Strategy To Handle Customer Complaints On Social Media

    John Danenbarger
    14 Mar 2014 | 10:44 am
    By John Danenbarger, If those comments placed in response to Xfinity’s wish to have a great day are anything to go by, it is hard to be Comcast. As hard as the company tries to promote its programs on Facebook, again and again its customers respond with comments and complaints that are rude and insulting. They are not the only ones, of course. According to a recent survey by one social media training company, 58.2 percent of brands “occasionally” receive customer complaints on social media. 10.9 percent receive complaints “somewhat often” and 4.9 percent suffer…
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    The B2B Inbound Marketing Blog

  • The Dirty Little Secret About Inbound Marketing (And How To Fix It)

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    There's a dirty little secret about inbound marketing and you won't hear it from most of those who sell digital marketing software and services. The reality is that getting results with inbound marketing is much more difficult than it was just 3 years ago. Why? Quite simply, the explosion of businesses using inbound marketing has stepped up the competition for the attention of potential buyers. If you need proof, check out your email inbox. If you're like me, you'll see a seemingly endless stream of marketing emails - many from companies I've never heard of. Business blogs have proliferated…
  • 5 Reasons Why Insurance Agencies Should Focus On Inbound Marketing

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    As a former employee benefits producer with 25 years of experience in the industry, I know better than most how much the insurance business has changed and how it is continuing to change. Business uncertainties surrounding Obamacare are changing the insurance marketplace forever - carriers are cutting compensation, the legislation seems to change weekly at the whim of the President and insurance buyers don't know how to react. On the commercial insurance side, the continuing uncertain economic environment has lessened the value of client relationships, forcing long-term customers to explore…
  • 4 LinkedIn Strategies To Improve Business Performance

    7 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Is your business making the most of its LinkedIn company page? As a professional on LinkedIn, you likely already use the site to network with other professionals and search for new career opportunities. But what about your business – are you leveraging the power of LinkedIn company pages to drive business results? From building credibility to establishing connections, LinkedIn enables businesses to attract and engage customers at scale.
  • How Lifecycle Marketing Automation Can Make Your Business Grow Faster

    3 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    According to Gartner Research, companies that automate lead management see a 10% or greater increase in revenue in 6-9 months. If you want to grow faster, lifecycle marketing automation can make your sales process more human by providing the right information and outreach to your prospects based on actions that they take. So just what is Lifecycle Marketing Automation? Lifecycle marketing automation is the process of managing your customer's buyer journey as they progress from a stranger to an evanagelist for your company to their sphere of influence. Marketing automation software tracks your…
  • The Top 4 Social Media Marketing Strategies For 2014

    1 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    If there’s one thing that holds true for social media, it’s that no trend lasts forever. In 2013, we saw the decline of Facebook amongst teens and the rise of alternate networks like SnapChat. Twitter’s IPO signaled a shift towards the rising prominence of paid advertising campaigns, echoing Facebook’s increased push towards pay-per-use advanced audience segmentation tools. And most of us regretted the rise of the selfie, especially Miley Cyrus’s obsession with it. While Snapchats and selfies may have little place in B2B social media marketing, they reflect a…
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    Fearless Competitor

  • Success occurs at the intersection of Preparation and Opportunity

    Jeff Ogden
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    I’m delivering a big marketing keynote speech at Foxwoods Resort and Casino this week. How did I win this? Preparation comes first Here’s what I did in preparation: I created a compelling keynote speaker page I created a slick looking professional profile As a result, I looked like a highly professional marketing keynote speaker to anyone searching for one. Along comes Opportunity One day in January 2014 a manager went to his assistant, Jennifer, and said “We need a really good keynote speaker for our big company meeting in April. Please find one for me.” She started…
  • Here’s why you should NEVER believe TV ads

    Jeff Ogden
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    In internet service in the Northeast, Verizon FIOS is rated number one. Time Warner is rated dead last. Comcast is buying them to fix them. But the airwaves are flooded with TV ads trumping both! Time Warner spends a fortune on TV ads, blasting out what a great deal they are.  NOT! Fall for the siren song of TV ads and buy an inferior product like Time Warner. This is why NO ONE should believe TV ads anymore. Car ads, insurance firms, pharmaceutical products – I don’t believe any of it anymore. With the ability to research offering instantly, TV ads are ineffective. Sorry, Flo.
  • Syndication is a key business strategy for Marketing Made Simple TV

    Jeff Ogden
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    We’ve had many truly awesome guests on Marketing Made Simple TV. You can see them all here: The show guest list on Marketing Made Simple TV But how can we share our show with the widest audience possible? By syndicating the show! This is why we publish the show (after a 14 day waiting period) to sites such as Social Media Today, Business2Community, CustomerThink,, Fearless Competitor and This is also why when SocialMediaToday passes on a New York Times best-selling author like Dave Kerpen, I’m not a happy camper.  I work very hard to keep our syndication…
  • When Doing Content Marketing, Create a Header for your Content

    Jeff Ogden
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    Failure to plan is the biggest problem in B2B marketing today! In Lisa Dreher’s Marketing Made Simple TV “Anatomy of a Great Marketing Campaign” show, you learned how an award-winning marketing campaign was built upon a foundation of deep research and planning.  Skip this and your campaigns fall on their face. Ready, fire, aim does not work in marketing. One way to plan in content marketing is to use content headers to document your content. When doing content marketing, create a header that maps the exact purpose for your content. This enables you to precisely place the…
  • A Show By-Product – Superb at Introductions

    Jeff Ogden
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    Stephen Dubner, Freakanomics Sometimes unexpected benefits come from things you do. I’m REALLY good at connecting people. I created Marketing Made Simple TV almost two years ago, and I’ve interviewed over 100 top thought leaders, like Stephen Dubner of Freakanomics soon. That helped me become quite well-known and gave me tons of business relationships. Since Marketing Made Simple TV is a weekly show, my contact list keeps growing and growing. Here are 5 ways I made connections between people recently: Marketing conference needed a strong keynote speaker. They contacted me. I lined…
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    Inbound Marketing Blog

  • Friday Fails: How to Not Embarrass Yourself on Twitter

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    Given recent events, I really couldn't make it through the week without talking about fails on Twitter. Not just ways that you suck on Twitter, but the cringe worthy "I can't believe I just sent that to a million people and I'm about to get fired" fail on Twitter. So here are some examples as well as some tips to make sure this never happens to you! Friday Fails: Twitter Fails Transcript: Hey guys welcome to another episode of Friday Fails! I'm Jennifer and I'm sure you're tired of seeing me on video, but I don't really care. So, given recent events this week I really can't make it through…
  • [Video] How Not Blogging Can Get You Fired and Arrested

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    When you don't blog for a month, your traffic goes down. When your traffic goes down, your leads go down. When your leads go down, your sales go down. When your sales go down, you get fired. When you get fired, you stand on the street corner panhandling looking for work. When you're panhandling, you're breaking the law. When you're breaking the law, you get arrested. Don't get fired and arrested for panhandling. Call LyntonWeb for your blogging and inbound marketing needs.
  • SEO and the "Promise" of #1 Rankings on Google

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    I never thought I would be writing a blog about the promise of #1 Google rankings in 2014. It's kind of like Vanilla Ice discussing his best rap techniques in 2014. One would think the past few years of regular Google algorithm updates (and the associated penalties on companies trying to cheat the system) would have educated folks. Yet the other day this ad popped up in my Facebook feed:  “#1 Google rankings in under 14 days! Try Out the MOST ADVANCED SEO SOFTWARE on the planet.” The optimist in me wants to believe there is no way that companies seeking better organic search…
  • Inbound Marketing Highlights - Ideal Length, Starting Over & HubSpot Down Under

    Mike Rastiello and Roman Kniahynyckyj
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
      Sunday, Sunday, Sunday inbound marketing nation! Welcome to Sunday's Inbound Marketing Highlights with Mike and Roman. Do you have a spring in your step this Sunday? Are you ready for the Easter bunny next week?  Our budding articles this week:  The ideal length for everything on the Internet Twitter's New Profiles: Everything You Need to Know Starting Over, Part 1: A Pre-Launch Checklist 10 Tactics You Must Use in Your Content Marketing Strategy Hubspot to open Australia office and grow ‘inbound’ marketing The ideal length for everything on the Internet -…
  • I Wrote A Blog About Easy Website Fixes And Then Something Amazing Happened...

    12 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    This is weird. Really weird. Through the Looking-Glass weird. At this very moment I'm writing a blog that is describing what will happen after I write the blog. About how this blog's title will grasp readers by their primary visual cortex and then recruit their Broca's area, Wernicke's area and angular gyrus to fully receive and digest the amazing content I'm offering.  Once readers become infatuated and energized by this blog, they will share it. They will share it like the ocean shares water - sending the waves of this blog crashing up on the digital…
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    The IMPACT Blog

  • How to Uncover the Right SEO Keywords in 3 Simple Steps

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Search engine optimization is a tricky technique to get a handle on. The minute you think you're moving things in the right direction, it updates, evolves, or flips your world upside down (thanks a... (For the full post, please click the blog title link above.)
  • A Simple Plan For Creating & Implementing Buyer Personas

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Have you ever listened to a string of song lyrics that really resonated with you? You know the feeling. They strike a chord inside of you and you start to questions if they were, in fact, written... (For the full post, please click the blog title link above.)
  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Sales Meeting

    Rachel Clapp Miller
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    This post originally appeared on the Force Management Blog. To read more content like this, visit the blog here. There are many components to a sales conversation: Discovery Questions,... (For the full post, please click the blog title link above.)
  • Post-Its, Headlines, and the Mom Test: Talking Content with Jay Baer

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    As part of our BlogAbout Interview Series, we're speaking with authors, speakers, and TED Presenters on all things content. Get your content ideas with the BlogAbout tool. Want to... (For the full post, please click the blog title link above.)
  • What It Takes to Succeed With Marketing Automation

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Lately it feels like humans are becoming obsolete in a lot of workspaces. Self checkouts at the grocery store, computer operated assembly lines, even robotic vacuum cleaners are becoming a norm.... (For the full post, please click the blog title link above.)
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    Digital Marketing Blog

  • Blue Drop Awards [Infographic]

    Brian Solka
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:44 am
    Celebrating Drupal InnovationWe'd like to share this infographic we've made depicting interesting facts about the Blue Drop Awards. Without the wonderful community support, The Blue Drop Awards simply would not and could not exist; we appreciate it. blue drop award, drupal, Planet Drupal
  • Sneak Preview of Our New #DrupalConAustin T-Shirts

    Brian Solka
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    Don't Worry, You'll be Able to Get One TooWe're super excited that DrupalCon is in Austin this year so we decided to make our own original Austin-themed shirts for the occasion. drupalcon
  • Setting a Personal Tempo [Ben's Productivity Podcast]

    Ben Finklea
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:05 am
    Stick to your schedule as you will benefit from the consistencyVolacci CEO, Ben Finkela, discusses the importance of keeping to a consistent schedule. podcast, productivity
  • Business Tempo [Ben's Productivity Podcast]

    Ben Finklea
    21 Mar 2014 | 8:59 am
    Keeping a Steady Business Pace is Crucial to Daily OperationsBen Finklea, Volacci's CEO, discusses his take on keeping your business paced with a manageable tempo. productivity, podcast
  • About Our Partnership with Net-Results

    Ben Finklea
    18 Mar 2014 | 9:11 am
    Volacci CEO Ben Finklea talks about our new partnership, Automatr, and Drupal.Volacci and Net-Results Partner on Drupal Marketing Automation SaaS Product. The companies have partnered to make it easy to create dynamic web experiences on the Drupal platform. automatr news, marketing automation, Planet Drupal
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    Tim Bonner Blog

  • 7 Blogging Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

    Tim Bonner
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Through experience you can learn what not to do when it comes to blogging. However, if you could get a head start and discover some blogging mistakes to avoid straight away that would help, wouldn’t it? Sometimes it takes a relative stranger to point these things out before you realise you might be doing something wrong. Then again, you might not consider them mistakes but that’s a great discussion to have in […] The post 7 Blogging Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs appeared first on Tim Bonner Blog.
  • 5 Go-To Resources For Blog Reviews

    Tim Bonner
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I’m sure you wonder sometimes how you’re doing with your blog and where you could improve. If only there were places you could go to that offer blog reviews either free or at a reasonable cost. Well, you’re in luck because I’ve found five resources that you can call upon for a better understanding of where you’re at. They deal with different aspects of reviewing your blog and offer free […] The post 5 Go-To Resources For Blog Reviews appeared first on Tim Bonner Blog.
  • Dynamik Website Builder Review: Build Your Website With Genesis

    Tim Bonner
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    One of the main reasons I switched over to the Genesis Framework was because of its clean, secure code. The trouble is though, unless you’re a web developer, it can be tricky to customise Genesis as there are limited options in the theme settings. However, since I found the Dynamik Website Builder, that’s no longer a problem. You can customise pretty much everything you can think of without any coding […] The post Dynamik Website Builder Review: Build Your Website With Genesis appeared first on Tim Bonner Blog.
  • Do You Really Need A WordPress Child Theme?

    Tim Bonner
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Since way back when, WordPress has featured the option to use a child theme. In fact, it was introduced in WordPress 2.7 and has been a part of it since then. However if you’re not a web developer you may not have even heard of a WordPress child theme. So why on earth would you need one? Well, there’s a number of reasons why they can be useful, even if you’re […] The post Do You Really Need A WordPress Child Theme? appeared first on Tim Bonner Blog.
  • Is The Genesis Framework The Perfect WordPress Theme Framework?

    Tim Bonner
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A couple of days ago I wrote about what I’d want from a WordPress theme framework if I were buying one. I talked about the relevance of a framework and went through some of the things I’d ideally like in the perfect framework. …But is there such a thing as a perfect when it comes down to it? Well, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder […] The post Is The Genesis Framework The Perfect WordPress Theme Framework? appeared first on Tim Bonner Blog.
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    Calloway Green

  • 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…
  • Is guest blogging *really* dead?

    Andy Calloway
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:22 am
    Back in January, Matt Cutts (head of Google Web spam) told everyone that guest blogging is dead. What did he mean by this and is it really the end of guest blogging as we know it? First off, let’s explain what guest blogging is for those who are a little confused. I’ll assume you know what a blog is, yes? You should have a blog on your site right now, if you don’t then you should get one (here’s why) and make sure you write something regularly to keep people coming back to it. However sometimes it’s useful to get someone else to write for your blog on a subject…
  • Is Google the best place to be found locally?

    Andy Calloway
    21 Mar 2014 | 4:15 am
    Very often you find that your best way to get customers is to stick local. I.e. if you service a local area only or you’re pretty glued to a certain distance from your base then being found in local search is pretty much the best way to get new customers. But, how is this done given that Google is a worldwide search engine? In fact, is Google the search engine to be worrying about? The answer, as always, is yes and no. Google is obviously very big and it is indeed a global search engine but they’ve gone to great trouble to make sure they also work at a local level and they do this in a…
  • Latest updates in Google, it’s been busy

    Andy Calloway
    17 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A few things going on in Google Land that you may have missed… New search results layout Last week Google updated the way search looks in a refresh that is the biggest change in some time. Search Engine Watch has a screenshot of before an after:  Credits: Google Search Layout Change is Here to Stay, Despite Poor Reviews Gone are the underlines from links (interesting as the underline is seen as a key usability indicator) and the font as now gone slightly larger. Also, ads are now indicated with a yellow “Ad” icon next to them and the background colour has disappeared. To be…
  • Is link building still valuable?

    Andy Calloway
    21 Feb 2014 | 2:09 am
    Is link building still a valuable tactic in 2014? Well I happen to believe it is and it’s a powerful one, too. It’s not all about creating millions of links anymore, the days when the site with the most links wins the search engine war are over and now it’s about quality and whether people are willing to share those links and that information. The more information you put out there, the more chance you’ve got of someone seeing it and potentially sharing it. That’s where your links come from. It used to be that we could hire people to build the links for us, but…
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    Blue Interactive Agency

  • 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…
  • Meet the OTA Rock Stars of the Online Travel World

    Peter Brooke
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:06 am
    The four names I am about to mention have revolutionized the way we book travel. While many (including myself) appreciate the convenience and ability to research, plan and price their own travel, there have been casualties along the way. These four have brilliantly figured out how to game Google (see Antitrust: Commission obtains from Google comparable display of specialized search rivals — in such a way that forces almost any hotel in the world that ever wants a reservation to pay a commission to them. In addition,…
  • Five Steps for CVBs and Hotel / Lodging Associations to Win Over Local Hoteliers and Win Back Google Rankings Over OTAs

    Peter Brooke
    6 Mar 2014 | 7:36 am
    Local hotels, especially boutique properties, are facing interesting challenges in today’s digital marketplace. On the one hand, OTAs (online travel agents) are bringing visitors and exposure to the smaller guys. On the other hand, it’s coming at a pretty steep price.  By price, I am referring not only to hefty commissions (that right now exit the local economy), but also the price hotels pay by not taking steps to protect  their brand from sometimes exploitive, enterprising OTAs that feed off ignorance and nonchalance. These hoteliers are now backsliding in the new era of the…
  • The Great Google AdWords Hotel Blunder

    Peter Brooke
    21 Feb 2014 | 7:33 am
    I call my finding a blunder because as a company built on “do no evil”, I cannot believe Google would allow this to happen. The Google AdWords Specialist I contacted was not even aware of what I am about to show you. This blog is a must-read for any local hotel in the US looking to capture both international and domestic clientele or looking to further protect their hotel brand, as what I am about to show you will simply astound you in terms of how a company like Google is failing, despite its technical and research resources. Google AdWord Hotel Blunder Case Study Check to see how your…
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    Vocus Blog

  • Visual Vault: Coachella, Sarajevo and Cadbury Cream Eggs

    Erin Feldman
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Visual media can give a sense of place and time. People can learn about a culture, explore landmarks they might not otherwise get to see, or celebrate an event such as the ball dropping on New Year’s. Much like books or television shows, visuals are a way to escape the grind and go on an adventure. The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is finishing its second week. Attendees and musicians have taken to Instagram (#Coachella) to share the festivities. Brand tip: to get the most out of an event, employ a hashtag that’s easy to remember and use. Past Olympic locations, such as…
  • The Simple Solution for Driving More Sales From Less Traffic

    Tinu Abayomi-Paul
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    There have been a lot more major changes to the search engines, specifically Google’s algorithm, in the last few years than there have in the previous decade. Today, I want to introduce you to a different way of looking at the issues you face with organic search. My company calls this Search Engine Simplicity. Search Engine Simplicity is about generating the most results from your organic search efforts with the least amount of work and consequently, stress. More sales from less traffic. Once you master getting the results you need to stay afloat, you can always go deeper, or hand the…
  • Should You Quit Your Marketing or PR Job in 2014?

    Margie Clayman
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    Earlier this week, LinkedIn served me an article that got me a little riled up (thanks a lot, LinkedIn). The article was by Jim Altucher, a man who has made a living for himself writing articles and blog posts that people have defined as “edgy,” “real,” “raw,” etc. This particular article was titled, “10 Reasons You Have to Quit Your Job in 2014.” To say that the article paints a negative picture of the business world as it exists today would be a little like saying the Titanic had a few problems. There is another side to Altucher’s coin, however. If you work in marketing…
  • Don’t Hide! 7 Tips for Embracing Our Digital Future

    Allen Mireles
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    I met with a client recently to review some of her company’s digital and social activity. A veteran of a long and successful career in marketing and PR, my client has struggled to accept the value of social networking for business. She expressed concern about exposing herself and her business to the trolls of the Internet and wondered how she could possibly manage to add another activity to her already busy schedule. I understand. I told her that. We’re about the same age so I get it. I too find it challenging to stay on top of the social networking and blogging I do for my business. Not…
  • Find Your Inner Freak for Marketing Success With Chris Brogan

    Erin Feldman
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Chris Brogan, author of The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth and Demand Success 2014 speaker, says the new business era belongs to those who rebel against the traditional cubicle and 9-5. If that’s true, the new marketing era belongs to those same people – the ones who aren’t content with doing things the way they’ve always been done but instead desire to choose their own adventures and forge their own paths. Want to hear from Chris Brogan at Demand Success? Register now! The new marketing era is complex, making adventures and paths tortuous. It involves big data, new social…
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  • Piggybacking on Popular Memes to Boost Your Digital Brand

    Derek D
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Cute kittens on YouTube are not part of your digital brand… but it’s not a bad idea to tweet, share and even develop viral content based on popular existing memes, such as those involving our furry friends. We live in a mashup culture where it’s entirely accepted to throw together ideas in innovative ways and just see what happens. Rather than developing a brand-new proprietary promotional image and videos, games and other content to go along with it, many firms find it quicker, easier and ultimately more helpful to the brand to build on something the public already gets. There are…
  • What is Great Customer Service in the Tech Sector?

    Derek D
    21 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
    “It’s all about the experience.” That was the Global Bend motto when we launched; looking over the website just now, I see that the catch-phrase has disappeared. It’s been replaced by new slogans (eg. “Get real results from your website”), as can easily happen in the quick-refresh world of modern web development. That said, I the phrase is still cached in Google searches – and cached or not, our old motto still applies. We aim to provide great customer service and an overall positive experience for all of our customers. What does great customer service look like for a digital…
  • On the Astronomical Valuation of Social Media Companies

    Derek D
    24 Feb 2014 | 4:22 pm
    We’re still talking about Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp – as well we should. Here’s a company that most folks in North America had never heard of prior to the big deal, lauded by one of the most famous companies in the universe as the next big thing. (One of the funniest and most succinct descriptions of the acquisition came via @danstuckey: “Facebook Just Bought 450 Million Phone Numbers”). You’ll recall that Facebook made headlines with a different sort of attempted acquisition, $3 billion for SnapChat (which the CEO turned down – and which I suspect may go…
  • Rebranding Online? Time to Call in the Experts

    Derek D
    30 Jan 2014 | 11:53 am
    Rebranding online has a lot of moving parts, but when it’s done well, it can transform a ‘has-been’ company into a winner all over again. Remember when the Old Spice brand’s most distinguishing brand characteristic was ‘Old’ (a lethal adjective in a business world that worships ‘New’)? No longer. Thanks to a very successful online rebranding, the active noun in their company’s brand is now ‘Spice’, as in hot, like their runaway product sales. I’m loving the latest Old Spice creepy, funny ads, with peeping mothers lamenting “Old spice sprayed a man of my son, now…
  • CEO ad showcases Lululemon’s creative flare

    Derek D
    14 Jun 2013 | 4:05 pm
    Forget Linkedin or Craigslist, Lululemon is seeking their new CEO out through a page-sized banner ad on their website. After it was released on Monday that Christine Day was leaving the Vancouver-based retail success story, stocks plummeted and the hunt for a replacement began. Christine is quoted to have said that she is confident the company will find “another great CEO” to spearhead continued expansion over the next decade. The advertisement, which dominates the webpage, attracts potential applicants with the statement that “you report to no one, you are the CEO…
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    E-Web Marketing

  • Call Tracking for Google AdWords Advertisements

    Paula Lay
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Google has finally released call forwarding for Australian AdWords advertisers. Originally only available for U.S., U.K., French, and German phone numbers, the move opens the door for businesses using call extensions to gather reporting data such as call duration, call start and end time, caller area code, and the connection status of each call. How it Works Businesses running call extensions will be able to set up Google call forwarding to display a unique (and trackable) toll-free phone number to users who search via desktop, laptop, and tablet devices: For users who search via mobile,…
  • Express CRO Tip Series #19 – FREE Ecommerce “View Cart” Wireframe

    Amy Cheng
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The ‘view cart’ page is a vital page in conversion rate optimisation. How you lay this page out can determine whether your users will  proceed to the check out, whether they want to keep shopping after a purchase, or whether they want to leave your website altogether, without purchasing. When it comes to the view cart page, there are some important things to remember to improve your conversion rate: People will question how credible your website here is People will wonder what happens if they need to return the product People want a clear breakdown of what they are getting…
  • Express CRO Tip Series #18 – Free “Blog” Category Wireframe

    Amy Cheng
    17 Mar 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Is your company credible? Do you do what you say? Are you seen as the expert in your field? If you have answered yes to these questions, but feel this is ineffectively communicated on your website, creating a blog is a great starting point. As simple as a blog may be, it is strongly regarded by users as an indication of whether or not the business is a thought leader in their respected industry. For instance, according to SocialMediaToday, B2B marketers who blog generate 67% more leads than their non-blogging counterparts. Blogs are also excellent for search engines because the content you…
  • Express CRO Tip Series #17 – FREE Ecommerce Checkout Wireframe

    Amy Cheng
    3 Mar 2014 | 5:56 pm
    The checkout page is where the magic happens. This is where transactions are made and where money is passed on to your company. For this reason, it is important to give users a seamless online shopping experience with a easy to use checkout process. When you are creating or implementing design changes to your check out procedure, there are some important things to consider: Any friction points will make you lose your customers. Instantly. Adding unnecessary fields that make the process longer will make your customers frustrated. People constantly worry about their credit card information…
  • Express CRO Tip Series #16 – FREE Ecommerce Category Wireframe

    Amy Cheng
    17 Feb 2014 | 1:48 pm
    In a previous post, I shared a free wire-frame for a typical ecommerce home-page. This week, I’ve created another wireframe page with notes – this time for your typical category page. Category pages are frequently visited pages that are often ignored because it is seen as a gate way page to the money (i.e. product) pages. But what many sites fail to realise is, that if a gateway page isn’t designed properly, people won’t get filtered to the right pages. Fortunately, this issue is fairly simple to address. To fix your category pages, it’s best to get a better…
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    Work With Gordon

  • Earn While You Learn With The Digital Experts Academy

    Gordon Robinson
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:07 am
    I’ve been long anticipating the official launch of the Digital Experts Academy. As a Six Figure Mentors member I have been privileged enough to have had access to some of the great training and tutoring that has now become standard for Digital Experts Academy membership. What Is The Digital Experts Academy All About? The Digital […]
  • Is Your Social Media Campaign Attracting New Business

    Gordon Robinson
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:07 pm
    As an online entrepreneur I am almost obliged to have a Social Media presence. I spend a considerable amount of my marketing time making sure I am posting regularly to my various Social Media accounts and I believe that I have done a pretty good job to date. The question a lot of people ask […]
  • Hard Work, Determination And A Bit Of Luck

    Gordon Robinson
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    Sounds like the perfect combination. Hard Work, Determination and a Bit Of Luck! In truth it’s the cornerstone of every successful entrepreneur. Throughout history the great entrepreneurs have all demonstrated that with a combination of hard work, determination and a little bit of luck, great success is attainable. But in truth the really great leaders […]
  • Having A Positive Outlook Can Make All The Difference

    Gordon Robinson
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:09 pm
    It amazes me how many people have come into 2013 thanking their lucky stars that 2012 is behind them. By all accounts 2012 was an incredible year and the positive outlook to go one better in 2013 should be at the front of most people’s agendas. Ok, so it’s understandable that in reality the world […]
  • Creating The Perfect Facebook Fan Page

    Gordon Robinson
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:07 am
    I see a lot of people these days trying their hand at creating the perfect Facebook Fan Page. I have to admit it’s a great way of increasing your profile and driving traffic to your site. Done properly it can increase your exposure tenfold and drive sales if that’s your game. Remember that a fan […]
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    Liz Lockard Marketing Consulting

  • 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…
  • The Problem with Your Favorite Social Media Tracking Tool

    Liz Lockard
    18 Feb 2014 | 10:26 am
    Listen. I’m a huuuuge fan of these social media tools that let us schedule things ahead of time and spread out our messages. (I know you don’t want me tweeting at you every minute for an hour straight just because that’s when I happen to open up Twitter, right?) BUT. There’s a huuuuuuge problem with these tools that no one talks about. What’s the problem? They’re stealing your attention from the important stuff. Almost every one of these tools also likes to tell you how many clicks or tweets or likes your posts get. Because if you pay attention to THEIR metrics, you might not pay…
  • The Secret Power From Being Immune to Shiny Object Syndrome

    Liz Lockard
    11 Feb 2014 | 10:12 am
    (This is the second in a series. Check out the first post, “Before You Buy Your Next Info Product – Read This” here). What does it look like when you’re NOT chasing every shiny new marketing trend? What does it look like when you KNOW what works for your business? What does it look like when you have a clear plan for guaranteed business growth? What does it look like when you don’t suffer from info product shiny object syndrome? When you have intention with your marketing strategy for your small business – you have less “emergency” days. You have less…
  • Before You Buy Your Next Info Product, Read This

    Liz Lockard
    4 Feb 2014 | 9:09 am
    I know, I know. There can be a looooooot of hype when it comes to Major Info Product Launch Season. And you can, well, easily get caught up in said hype. But please, please, before you whip out your credit card this Major Info Product Launch Season (or even the next one), read this. My plea to you: there is no magic info product pill. Yep, you heard me. There is no magic info product pill that will equal instant success for your business. Even I may have been guilty of laying out what I think is the perfect business blueprint, but let me tell you: JUST because Info Product A worked for…
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    39 Celsius Web Marketing Consulting » Blog

  • When Your Website Looks Too Much Like a Template

    10 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    As a full service digital marketing agency, one of our services includes designing websites for clients. However, we view web design as a business tactic with the goal of generating revenue. Our business foundation is increasing our client’s value, and that can only be generated through financial growth. So, we are an agency focused on value. When we design websites for clients, we spend quite a bit of time understanding our client’s business and their target market, and ensure that the architecture we design focuses on “converting” visitors to leads.A visitor will click awayIf you…
  • Facebook Sponsored Posts Drive Micro Brewery Event Awareness

    30 Mar 2014 | 10:38 pm
    If your business or company attends trade shows or other specialty events like festivals, street fairs, entertainment events, an event at a mall, beer festival, corporate health fair, etc, then Facebook sponsored posts can be used very effectively the day of the event to create awareness and drive customers to your booth or location for very little cost.#Facebook Sponsored Posts Drive #MicroBrewery Event Awareness.Click To Tweet - Powered By CoScheduleThe key is in Facebook’s excellent geo targeting and its “interests” targeting. Almost everyone at an event, or festival has…
  • $3 Dollar Customers With Facebook Remarketing

    23 Mar 2014 | 5:40 pm
    It’s an often cited statistic that only s single digit percentage of your website visitors convert to a lead on the first visit. Sounds pretty bad, no? The actual conversion percentage varies greatly on your website and industry vertical, but regardless, what can you do to improve those conversions?One such tactic that helps close the sale after a customer has left your site is Remarketing.$3 dollar customers from #Facebook remarketing.Click To Tweet - Powered By CoScheduleMost businesses do have a sales cycle beyond the first interaction a customer has with a website. Some businesses…
  • “THINK-Building” is the New Link-Building Strategy

    18 Mar 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Link building has been an SEO tactic that has been certainly abused by spammers. So now that Google has tightened its view on quality links, link building has become more like “think building”.Link Building Strategy begins with "THINK" Building strategy.Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule.Link building must start with a well-thought out content strategy; a strategy driven by creating valuable content for users.And here is where most business owners get stuck.What can I publish that is of value to my users/readers/customers?Yes, link building has become a lot harder, and a lot…
  • Fetch – Send Google Organic Traffic To Your Blog Sooner With This Tip

    14 Mar 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Do you have a company blog? Are you posting regularly?Get your blog posts indexed in #Google quicker with this tip. #seoClick To Tweet - Powered By CoScheduleHere’s a simple tip to help with getting Google to index your latest posts sooner rather than later (which means organic traffic comes in quicker too).Many small and medium businesses are posting content to their blogs on a pretty regular schedule, but unless you’re a high authority site, chances are that Google is not going to index your latest post for some time.So if you’re not already using Google Webmaster Tools…
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    Advice Interactive Group

  • “Search and Social: The Definitive Guide to Real-Time Content Marketing” Goes Global

    Natalie Gould
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:04 am
    We’re excited to announce the release of Chinese market translation of “Search and Social: The Definitive Guide to Real-Time Content Marketing” by Rob Garner, Chief Strategy Officer at Advice Interactive Group. Due to the success of the book in English markets, this essential guide to modern Internet marketing will make its debut throughout China in late May 2014. “Search and Social” was published in 2013 and has since been lauded by many leading marketers and academics as one of the top publications in SEO, content and social marketing spaces. The intersection of these three…
  • Google’s Not Provided Treatment Of Adwords Won’t Result In The Sky Falling

    Shelley Ellis
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:44 am
    Don’t panic. The sky is not falling! If you are like me, your blood pressure shot up when you heard Google’s announcement last week. What announcement? Oh, you haven’t heard? Google is removing the query from the referrer on ad clicks that originate from SSL searches on I know that sounds a lot like old SEO news, but this announcement actually impacts Google AdWords. If you manage AdWords accounts and are just now hearing this announcement, take a deep breath. You are going to be fine because your search query reports are still accessible and your bid management platforms…
  • The Death Of Guest Blogging Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

    Bernadette Coleman
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    No matter what you are hearing today, guest blogging is a valuable tool. I’m pretty sure I don’t need to tell you why guest blogging is great. But if you need to hear it again, here it is: guest blogging is GREAT! It will help you in many ways. It helps you gain exposure for yourself and your brand, and lets you reach out to your target market. It helps you get results. That’s not to say it can’t be done better. Every blog you post doesn’t need to be a sales tactic, that would be wrong and your blog posts would scream “I am really just a creepy sales ad in disguise!” Guest…
  • 3 Things Your Competition Isn’t Doing on Social Media

    Natalie Gould
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    Social media marketing is a hot commodity these days. Everyone wants it but many don’t understand what it is or why it’s valuable. Here’s the bottom line: Social media marketing allows you to position your brand in front of your target audience in an approachable and authentic way, lending credibility to your company and hopefully driving traffic and conversions. There’s no one straight path to follow when it comes to effective social media marketing, but a list of guidelines can sure be helpful. The following tips will help you stay ahead of the competition: 1. Authenticity Gone are…
  • SEO Is 90 Percent Content

    Ronell Smith
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    Content marketing, to many of us, is the latest shiny thing, creating buzz and inviting rhetoric from companies large and small. But to the folks who’ve been in and around digital marketing for more than 10 minutes, content marketing is nothing more than media (content) publishing with the goal of acquiring customers. It’s a fact Beth Kahlich knows all to well, which is one reason I reached out to her to be a part of the first post in my new series, one in which I pick the brain of an expert in the digital marketing sphere. A digital marketing trainer and consultant with a…
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    Depth of Knowledge by Jeff Sauer

  • True ROI Measurement for E-Commerce Websites Using AdWords, Google Analytics and Excel

    Jeff Sauer
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
    This past Saturday I gave a presentation at Measurecamp in London about the topic of ROI. This is something that has been at the top of my mind recently as I have been working on some projects to help paid search advertisers easily determine the return on their investment for their e-commerce websites. While you may not be a heavy paid search advertiser or even have an e-commerce website, the principles that are learned here are applicable to any business that generates revenue from their website (whether directly or indirectly). Learning how to measure ROI for these specific types of…
  • Why I will not “do SEO” for you

    Jeff Sauer
    17 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is one of those posts that has been in my drafts folder for some time and while it probably should to stay there, I am publishing it anyway!  I will not “do SEO” for you Not now, not in the future, never again really. Not if you ask me nicely, say please and take me out to lunch. Not if you wine me, dine me and <redacted> me. Not if you say “yes” to the ridiculous ballpark estimate I provide you that is for 10x more than you should pay. I will not “do SEO” for you… because I can’t do SEO for you anymore Because your vision of SEO is dead. I can’t “do that…
  • Career Advice for Advancement #1: Understand Profit Margins for Your Business

    Jeff Sauer
    3 Mar 2014 | 2:40 pm
    If only I knew this sooner! There have been many times in my career where I found myself saying “if only I knew this sooner – I would be so much better off today!” Surely you have caught yourself saying the same thing in your own career. We all receive information in varying doses, connect dots differently and reach conclusions on our own time. My goal for writing this post and future posts of this nature is to help you gain career knowledge sooner by drawing upon my personal experiences to provide examples and increase understanding. If successful, I will start a series of posts…
  • Please Take the 2014 Digital Staffing Survey

    Jeff Sauer
    30 Jan 2014 | 7:47 am
    One of the goals here at Jeffalytics is to produce an epic piece of content each quarter of the year. In the past this has lead to studies of the impact of Google Authorship, the Periodic Table of Google Analytics and the Ultimate Guide to Measuring Google+. All of these projects took a significant amount of time and research to complete and in turn helped hundreds of thousands of people become more knowledgable about the topics we covered. For the first quarter of 2014, I have teamed up with a fellow Minneapolitan, Public Relations expert (and friend) Arik Hanson to produce a survey of…
  • Learn Digital Marketing and Analytics with me in Minneapolis Starting Next Week!

    Jeff Sauer
    24 Jan 2014 | 8:51 am
    This post is about classroom teaching that I will be conducting in Minneapolis, MN, USA, so I realize that there is a very niche audience that might be interested in this opportunity. If you are not able to make it to Minnesota, then I won’t be offended if you decide to skip this post. For those of you in the Twin Cities area or can make it to the Twin Cities easily, I wanted to make you aware of several classes that I will be teaching in the next few weeks. Digital Advertising Strategies (St. Thomas) – January 28th, February 4th, February 11th We start with Tuesday, January 28th at…
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    ZOG Digital Blog

  • 4 SEO strategies to increase traffic, visibility

    ZOG Digital
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    In a world that is becoming more and more dominated by search engine traffic and digital discovery, hotels that forgo these foundational digital marketing techniques will find themselves playing catch up with their competitors in the near future. This article was originally featured on ——————- Sixty-eight percent of travelers turned to the Internet in 2013 for inspiration before deciding where to go, what to do or where to stay. According to Google, hotel websites were the second most relied upon source for travel information in 2013, behind…
  • Quick How-To: Secrets For Mobile Ecommerce Success

    ZOG Digital
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Goldman Sachs predicts that global ecommerce sales made via mobile devices will top $638 billion by 2018. The key to converting mobile users into ecommerce sales is a mobile strategy focused around design and features that mobile shoppers demand. This article was originally featured on —————— By Jason Squardo, executive vice president of optimization at ZOG Digital The mobile market is one of the fastest growing opportunities for retailers looking to drive sales and gain a competitive advantage. People are now spending more…
  • The Top 15 Social Media Marketing Strategy Mistakes to Avoid

    ZOG Digital
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    Social media has the ability to be an effective and cost controlled method for reaching out to potential consumers, engaging with current fans and helping increase sales. But, businesses are losing potential visibility and reach because of some easy to avoid pitfalls. The article below was originally published on Social media is the most popular online activity, so it makes perfect sense for businesses to want to tap into that audience to try and increase sales. Right now, more than 90 percent of businesses use social media in one form or another. But, simply opening an…
  • Maximize Mobile Search With Content And Design

    ZOG Digital
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
    Businesses focused on optimization for mobile using keyword research as a foundation to build consumer oriented content and responsive design will appeal to consumers in the long run as smartphone ownership, mobile use and mobile search continue to grow. This article originally appeared on MediaPost. ———————————————- Americans now spend more time surfing the Web using mobile browsers and apps than desktop computers, according to Nielsen. With mobile use expanding to become the primary Internet connection…

    ZOG Digital
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    Today, a strategic digital marketing strategy is essential for restaurants aiming to gain a competitive edge and build an impressive list of new and repeat customers. A restaurant digital marketing strategy that leaves out any of the necessary building blocks, including local on-page and off-page SEO, paid advertising that targets searchers and social media users, and a responsive website design, can lead to diminished returns and reduced ROI. Through this Learn Report, ZOG Digital examines how restaurants can use these digital marketing techniques to capture consumers early in the decision…
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  • Doing the Right Thing in the Digital Age

    Randy Milanovic
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    Online Marketing Blog by KAYAKAn interesting thing happens when technology allows for entirely new industries to be born. Innovation and creativity often work together in new and exciting ways, while at the same time accepted practices and philosophies are replicated or transferred from older business models. In other words, brand-new products and concepts are not only being born, but tend to get implemented in old-school ways. Consider how the first mass-produced computers were manufactured on assembly lines just like cars, or the way websites were initially made to look like print…
  • Font Facelifts, Super Saunas and Humming Along : Making Waves #11

    Lyndsay Peters
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
    Online Marketing Blog by KAYAKHere's what's making waves at KAYAK this week. The biggest online news this week is the critical SSL exploit, Heartbleed. Take care of your online security by changing your passwords. And, in a couple weeks, you might want to change them again. LastPass has a tool that will allow you to test whether a website has reissued its certificates or not. If you test a website and they haven't reissued their certificates, password changes are unfortunately meaningless. While you are working on your passwords, pay attention to the whole picture. Last week we reminded you…
  • Am I Giving Away My Secret Sauce for High-ROI Websites?

    Randy Milanovic
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Online Marketing Blog by KAYAKWhen people first learn that I openly share my high-ROI business website strategies – even with peers (read: competitors) – it is often met with a bit of stunned silence. Then they wonder aloud why I would risk giving away my secrets. No doubt they harbour fears that sharing such important knowledge is pretty much a gift to my competition. But is it really? When Does Inspiration Become Theft? Let’s back up a bit and consider this question first. It is a question that has been debated since the early days of art, literature, and business. In our modern age,…
  • Social Media Mismanagement and Web Security Details: Making Waves #10

    Lyndsay Peters
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    Online Marketing Blog by KAYAKLyndsay's Pick of the Week: Are You Managing a Client's Social Media to Death? I had a twitter experience this week that reminded me of one of our blog posts. For weeks now, I've had the same five twitter accounts unfollowing, then following me on twitter over and over. Every 5 or 6 days, the same set of accounts would follow me. I knew what was up, and I wasn't impressed. Read: Are Authorized Social Media apps Doing Evil On Your Behalf? There is a school of social media management that puts follower count above engagement. I think I would call it the difference…
  • Did You Miss Some of Our Online Marketing Tips in March?

    Randy Milanovic
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:03 am
    Online Marketing Blog by KAYAKFollowing are four summaries of well-shared posts, along with links to each article... A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Shares Odd as it might seem, images are often overlooked and undervalued in today's world of online marketing and business web design. Even though most of us recognize intuitively that photos and drawings capture the viewer's attention first, the fact that they aren't as well indexed by Google often makes them an afterthought. Here are a few tips for finding images that work well with your blog posts: Know the difference…
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    Acceleration Partners

  • Acceleration Partners Named #3 Boston Business Journal Pacesetter of Fastest Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts

    Curran Boomer
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:19 am
    Last month Acceleration Partners was honored to be named one of the Boston Business Journal’s 2014 Pacesetters. The 2014 Pacesetters are comprised of the seventy privately held businesses in the Bay State that experienced the highest revenue growth between 2010 and 2013. According to Chris McIntosh, publisher of the BBJ, “This year’s list is our strongest and most diverse to date and was drawn from a record number of submissions vying for recognition as one of the fastest-growing private businesses in the state.” At the ceremony for honorees on Thursday, we were amazed to learn that…
  • Google’s SERP Redesign: What You Need to Know

    Curran Boomer
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Earlier this month, Google updated the appearance of its search engine results pages (SERPs) and the whole world did a collective pug head-tilt of puzzlement. Something was definitely different, but what exactly? Here’s the lowdown on what Google changed, what you can do about it and our best guesses as to some of the motivations behind it. Ads The first thing that’s immediately noticeable is the absence of yellow highlighting around ads. Ads at the top of the page used to be completely highlighted with a dull yellow. Now, that shading is gone, replaced by a small yellow box that says…
  • A Great Time at AM Days San Francisco

    4 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    In March several members of the Acceleration Partners team spent a packed few days at Affiliate Management Days in San Francisco. The event featured a great mix of industry veterans and new players looking to learn the ins and outs of affiliate marketing. AP Founder and Managing Director Robert Glazer was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to deliver a keynote speech on how affiliate marketing is growing up. He outlined many of the changes that are taking place in the industry and what Acceleration Partners sees as the future of “second generation” affiliate marketing. Bob also…
  • Amazon: Keep Your Friends Close and Your Frenemies Closer?

    Curran Boomer
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:39 am
    These days, Amazon is practically synonymous with online retail. With the Jeff Bezos-led behemoth pioneering free two-day shipping, drone delivery, and many other innovations, it shows no signs of slowing down. For many online shoppers, Amazon is their first and only stop when they want to make a purchase. It’s only natural, then, that many new e-commerce businesses, especially those that only sell a single product, rush to get their goods listed on Amazon, often at the same time they are setting up their own direct stores. With all the traffic Amazon attracts on a daily basis, this can…
  • Click Fraud Isn’t New: And Here’s How to Avoid It

    Curran Boomer
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:11 am
    Click fraud isn’t new. Savvy marketers have known about it for some time. But the amount of fraud is so staggering – and the digital marketing industry’s response so lackadaisical – that the situation is approaching a tipping point that is sure to drive changes in media buying. The Wall Street Journal picked up the topic in a recent article, reporting that “36% of all Web traffic is considered fake, the product of computers hijacked by viruses and programmed to visit sites.” This represents billions of dollars wasted every year on advertising seen only by bots and not the…
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    Angela Booth's Creativity Factory

  • Easier Online Selling With Selz and PayPal

    Angela Booth
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Looking for easy online selling? I wrote about Selz last year. Selz intrigued me because I’ve been selling digital products online for a decade and a half, and I’m always looking for easier ways to do it. The faster and simpler you can make the sales process for your customers, the happier they are. And of course, the easier you can make it for yourself, the more business you can do. Although I enjoyed Selz, I felt there should be a PayPal option, because customers ask for it. Now there is. Selz has developed a new PayPal app: Selz’s PayPal Unlimited app makes it simpler for…
  • Blogging For Writers: Your Blog Sells Books

    Angela Booth
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
      The discussion about blogging for writers has been going on for years. Is blogging a waste of time? Does it do anything for your writing career? If you want to sell books, your blog can help, but perhaps not in quite the way you might imagine. If you’ve written a book, or plan to write a book, you may find these five tips inspiring. The post Blogging For Writers: Your Blog Sells Books appeared first on Angela Booth's Creativity Factory.
  • Online Writing Classes: Romance Writing Class Kicks Off

    Angela Booth
    25 Mar 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Online writing classes are fun. I started my writing career as romance novelist, way back in the dark ages, so our latest class helps you to write and self-publish Kindle romances. If you knew me, you’d laugh at that notion of me as a romance writer.  I’m not a stereotypical romance novelist in the “hearts and flowers” sense. I comfort myself that Melvin Udall wasn’t stereotypical either. Few romance writers are as you’d imagine them to be. Over the past couple of years, student authors have been asking me to create a romance writing class, so I have. I’m enjoying it hugely.
  • Twitter: Try This, If You’ve Been On Twitter For a While

    Angela Booth
    21 Mar 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Oh, the embarrassment… my first tweet If you’ve been on Twitter for a while, you’ve forgotten your first tweet. Check out Discover Your First Tweet…. In April of 2007, Dreamhost was down, it seems. (Face palm.) On the other hand, that’s what I always do when something’s not working right — I check Twitter to see if others are sharing the misery. What was YOUR first tweet? Join Angela on Google+, and on Twitter: @angee You can find Angela on Pinterest, too. The post Twitter: Try This, If You’ve Been On Twitter For a While appeared first on…
  • Guest Blogging Slam: Bye, Bye Easy Links

    Angela Booth
    21 Mar 2014 | 2:16 pm
    If you’ve been using guest blogging for SEO and links, the freezing winds of Google are blowing your way. Matt Cutts’ web spam team is looking at businesses which use others’ blogs to get easy links. Search Engine Land reported on a tweet from Matt Cutts, “Today we took action on a large blog network.”  The article says: The belief is that Google specifically went after If you Google their name, it no longer shows up in the search results. Ouch. Does this mean that guest blogging is DEAD? No, no, no… As I said in an article on guest…
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  • 4 Must Have Real Estate Website WordPress Plugins

    Prasanna Bidkar
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    Prasanna Bidkar, These WordPress plugins for your real estate website help you share information critical for your visitors and creates an interactive website. The post 4 Must Have Real Estate Website WordPress Plugins appeared first on
  • Website Navigation to Retain Visitors

    Prasanna Bidkar
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    Prasanna Bidkar, Check if yo have these crucial website navigation elements right on your website. Correct Website navigation can decrease your website's bounce rate and improve browsing experience. The post Website Navigation to Retain Visitors appeared first on
  • StoryBranding 2.0: Creating Standout Brands Through the Power of Story

    Prasanna Bidkar
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    Prasanna Bidkar, Storybranding helps reveal the truth and establish a deeper connection with the customers. A connection that goes beyond immediate gains and build a lasting relationship. The post StoryBranding 2.0: Creating Standout Brands Through the Power of Story appeared first on
  • Kingsoft Presentation Tool for Small Business Owners

    Prasanna Bidkar
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    Prasanna Bidkar, Presentation tool helps you tailor each presentation with ease. You don’t have to delete or add content or save different files to create different versions The post Kingsoft Presentation Tool for Small Business Owners appeared first on
  • 4 WordPress Plugins Successful Food Bloggers Use

    Prasanna Bidkar
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    Prasanna Bidkar, We share some of the wordpress plugins that most award winning food bloggers use for their blogs. These help you enhance your blog features and facilitate visitors to your food blog. The post 4 WordPress Plugins Successful Food Bloggers Use appeared first on
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    Amy Starr Allen

  • How To Be More Productive

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    How To Be More Productive I see this pitfall all the time… Sometimes people (myself included) get caught up in thinking that the only way to be more productive in their lives is to grind it out all day in front of their computer (or wherever they hang out to get their work done). Or, maybe you’re an artist, and you sit in front of your blank canvas trying to figure out what to paint. Whatever the case may be… I’m here to tell you that there’s something else we can do that will help us be WAY more productive in all areas of our lives. I’ll tell you all about…
  • What Do You Want to Know About YouTube Marketing?

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:48 pm
    What Do You Want to Know About YouTube Marketing? Here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. So, as you may know already if you’ve been following me for a while… I love YouTube. I’ve figured out how to create a consistent 6-figure annual income on the internet… and I’ve done 90% of that on YouTube. Over the last few years as my success has started to skyrocket, I’ve had lots of people asking me questions about how I use YouTube to market myself and my business online… And, although I’ve been answering these questions as they come, I…
  • Team Be the Change 90 Day Challenge- Day 1

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Team Be the Change 90 Day Challenge- Day 1 It’s official… the Team Be the Change 90-Day Challenge has started! I’m SO excited to help our team members transform their lives (big time!) over the next 90 days… And to watch my own life transform as well. Here’s what you can expect from me over the next 90 days… Team Be the Change 90 Day Challenge Kick Off Click here to see some testimonials about what’s already happened on our team before the challenge even started! Click here to Join Team Shine and work with Amy starting today! Even if you missed the…
  • Interview With Jacqueline Jones- Why You Need To Join The BTC 90-Day Challenge

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Interview With Jacqueline Jones- Why You Need To Join The BTC 90-Day Challenge We are nearing the deadline for registration for the BTC (Be the Change) 90-Day Challenge… The doors for registration close Sunday, April 13th at midnight, as we are starting the challenge on Monday! One of my team members, Jacqueline Jones, registered for the challenge back when we first announced it… and she’s been on fire ever since. She’s been making videos and sharing her goals on her blog, talking about why an opportunity like this is a great way to transform your life, sharing why…
  • Need Traffic? I Can Help :)

    29 Mar 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Need Traffic? I Can Help     I’m coming to you live from our beautiful vacation rental in Orlando near Disney World… I wanted to make sure you grabbed these AMAZING traffic strategy videos while they’re still live (and free!). No matter what your business is, these videos will teach you how to take your traffic and leads to new heights. This video explains… Free Traffic Videos Available For a Limited Time Grab your videos here while they’re still up:   Take action today, xo-Amy     Please leave your…
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  • Pagination in SEO: Guide to NoIndex, View All and Rel=prev/next

    Dan Thornton
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Pagination is an important element of Search Engine Optimization which also has big implications for website usability and conversion rates.  It affects even relatively small websites, especially if you’re publishing a growing amount of content. And it’s vital for eCommerce businesses of any size. Fortunately standard solutions have been developed to combat the potentially serious implications for pagination for SEO. What is Pagination? Whenever content is split across multiple pages, pagination is required. The most common examples are eCommerce websites with product and category…
  • Email Marketing Rules And Tools For Your Mobile Traffic

    Divi Fernando
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Email Marketing Rules And Tools For Your Mobile Traffic Most of your leads could be accessing their emails via smartphones. Do not you believe it? Take a look at the following statistics: According to Litmus Email Analytics of report of 2014, 49 percent of emails are opened on a mobile device. According to Litmus Email Analytics report of 2013, 68 percent of Gmail and Yahoo account users’ open emails in their smartphones. According to The Radicati Group Email Statistics report 2013-2017, the average mobile email user is predicted to have a growth of 28 percent in 2014 and 23 percent in…
  • WooRank’s Response to Heartbleed

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    What is Heartbleed? On Monday, information was made public regarding a vulnerability (Heartbleed) in OpenSSL, the cryptography library that powers the vast majority of private communication across the Internet. Open SSL is a key component in making sure the privacy between servers and clients remains secure. In other words, validating that an internet server is in fact, who it says it is. What are we doing about it? Our development team has taken the following measures to address Heartbleed: All of our systems have been patched to use the latest protected versions of OpenSSL. We have…
  • Big Opportunities For Small Businesses In Social Media Optimization

    Divi Fernando
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Social Media Optimization, also colloquially known as SMO, is one of the major strategic approach towards digital marketing. If you think you need manpower, time and passion to excel in SMO, you are right about that too. But if you think you need a lot of investment, in terms of time and money and that you can’t perform any better than your large business counterparts, you are mistaken. Big Opportunities For Small Businesses In Social Media Optimization By adopting strategies that can save you time and money you can make your SMO as inexpensive as possible.  For instance, you could invest…
  • Using Images Correctly In Your Website And Blog

    Divi Fernando
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Imagine sitting through an hour long presentation that have no images. You are bound to fall asleep, right? Images, graphics, photos, pictures, snapshots, infographics…whatever you may call it, at the end of the day, they have a higher impact than just plain boring text. Human perception of a particular content can be drastically changed with the right graphics on your website or blog. However, when it comes to online content, there are certain considerations with respect to the legal use of images: you cannot just choose any image, of any size, of any quality and of any format. There…
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  • This Week in Internet Marketing 2014 04 15

    Emily Ramsey
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Welcome back to This Week in Internet Marketing! Grab your tea or coffee and settle in to read this great articles including: Google’s Matt Cutts on SEO: A Retrospective (2011-2013); Google AdWords Goes Not Provided: Referrer Data Gone For Paid Search Ads; 10 Reasons Why Having Responsive Website Is a Great Investment? (Infographic); Facebook Cracks Down on News Feed Spam From Brand Pages; and 7 Types of Landing Pages That Will Make Your Website Visitors Stick Like Fly Paper. Google’s Matt Cutts on SEO: A Retrospective (2011-2013) This three-part series of articles is a…
  • Top Internet Marketing Tools of 2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:17 am
    To achieve and maintain strong rankings, your site needs to be best in class; it must offer a delightful user experience. There are some great free and paid tools that can help make your Internet marketing easier and more efficient. We have compiled a list of tools that covers most, if not all categories of Internet marketing. These tools will save time while letting you do more. This makes marketing easier, more interesting, and even more fun! Using the software outlined here will give you a competitive edge over your rivals. We hope that this infographic leads you to some new discoveries.
  • How to Think of SEO like a Human, Not Just a Robot – 8 Great Tips to Follow

    Jayde Ferguson
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Somewhere along the line, the industry has turned many of us into robots. Yes – those automatic, machinelike ‘things’ concerned only about ticking boxes and chasing growing numbers. Luckily though, not all of us have been affected. This robotic thinking however, has blurred the line significantly between positive and negative SEO approaches. In web marketing, you have two audiences – human visitors, which consist of existing and prospect customers; and search engine robots like Google and Yahoo. You’re writing for (and fighting for) both armies. Every single piece of content…
  • This Week in Internet Marketing 2014 04 08

    Emily Ramsey
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Welcome back! Grab your tea or coffee and take a look at these great articles: 6 Ways User-Generated Content Can Double Your ROI; Matt Cutts: Google’s Search Results Will Always Be In Flux; LinkedIn Kills Products/Services Tab On Company Pages; 3 Key Concepts to Master for Effective B2B Content; and How to Identify Successful Content & Increase Your Content Marketing ROI. 6 Ways User-Generated Content Can Double Your ROI In this article we take a look at how Medtronic Diabetes turned user-generated content into a campaign that doubled their ROI. Their Share Your Story Facebook app…
  • The Power of Visual Storytelling in Business Marketing

    Marcela De Vino
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    These days viral videos and viral marketing are something in which every brand is interested. Some create social media campaigns that are quite successful, and some seem to fall flat, never even taking off the ground. In the realm of visual storytelling, commercials, videos and even branding are a tremendously simple way to spread ideas, but what separates the popular from the unknown, and why? Jonah Berger, author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On, refers to these principles as STEPPS and we can watch them in action with the following examples: Social Currency As a rule, people love to seem…
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  • Remarketing on Facebook

    3 Apr 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Remarketing on Facebook Remarketing through Facebook means showing ads on Facebook to people who have previously been on your site. It used to be that you had to use a third party company... Digital Marketing Agency
  • Stop Wasting Money on Google Shopping

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Stop Wasting Money on Google Shopping As an agency, we have found that Google Product Listing Ads, now Google Shopping, are one of the fastest growing, and best performing advertising areas for our e-commerce clients. We... Digital Marketing Agency
  • Advertising on Bing in Australia

    10 Feb 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Advertising on Bing in Australia In 2013 Bing fully launched it’s ad platform in Australia, allowing Australians a new updated ad interface, and the ability to target their ads within Australia. This also meant the... Digital Marketing Agency
  • Get Your Newest Content in Google Faster

    5 Feb 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Get Your Newest Content in Google Faster If you have a brand new website, new pages in your website, or even a recently updated page, you can use Google Fetch to submit those pages to Google for... Digital Marketing Agency
  • SEO For Local Businesses

    27 Jan 2014 | 7:40 pm
    SEO For Local Businesses If you’re a business with bricks and mortar stores, or one which only serves certain locations, then optimising your website for local search is important. For many Google searches with... Digital Marketing Agency
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  • 7 Secrets To Transform Your Life RIGHT NOW!

    Kurt Gordon
    22 Mar 2014 | 7:44 am
    Live: “His 7 Secrets To Transform Your Life RIGHT NOW. – Multi-Millionaire Mark Hoverson is about to share his rapid life transformation formula live… (read below for more details) Click On The Link Below to Register for This Live Online Event: Multi-Millionaire Mark Hoverson is about to share his rapid life transformation formula live… [...]7 Secrets To Transform Your Life RIGHT NOW! is a post from: Kurt Home Biz No related posts.
  • Is Your Business Ready For Mobile Marketing?

    Kurt Gordon
    21 Oct 2013 | 6:40 pm
    According to Morgan Stanley, Mobile Marketing is the fastest growing industry in the history of the Internet. Today consumers are becoming more dependent on their mobile phones and devices. With statistics like that, it’s no surprise that businesses of all types are rushing to claim their share of this ever increasing opportunity. Is your business [...]Is Your Business Ready For Mobile Marketing? is a post from: Kurt Home Biz No related posts.
  • 5 Ways Self-Made Millionaires Become Wealthy and Achieved Financial Freedom

    Kurt Gordon
    6 Sep 2013 | 11:56 pm
    Do you know that on average most millionaires started out broke and struggled financially before they attained financial success? In fact, most millionaires started as ordinary folks who faced extraordinary challenges but learned to overcome them and became wealthy as a result. You too can become a millionaire, if you learn the secrets millionaires used [...]5 Ways Self-Made Millionaires Become Wealthy and Achieved Financial Freedom is a post from: Kurt Home Biz Related posts: Steps To Developing A Wealthy Mindset
  • Will Smith’s Top Tips for Success

    Kurt Gordon
    12 Jun 2013 | 8:43 pm
    Will Smith shares his success philosophy. Growing up he always felt that he was going somewhere great, so where he was at did not matter. He credits his success not to talent but to an incredible work ethics, and motivational drive. Will Smith Bio Willard Christopher “Will” Smith, Jr. born September 25, 1968. Will is [...]Will Smith’s Top Tips for Success is a post from: Kurt Home Biz Related posts: Some of My Favorite Quotes
  • Daily Income Producing Activities (I.P.As)

    Kurt Gordon
    5 Jun 2013 | 6:45 am
    When starting your home based business there is so much to learn especially if you are newbie. You spend hours and hours learning new skills, watching tutorials, taking notes on webinars, tapping into conference calls it all seems overwhelming! Depending on how much time you are available to work your home based business, you will [...]Daily Income Producing Activities (I.P.As) is a post from: Kurt Home Biz Related posts: Some of My Favorite Quotes Wealth Creation Books
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  • Best Premium WordPress Plugins in 2014

    Andy Forsberg
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:03 pm
    These best premium WordPress plugins were hand-picked because they are the best for their particular use cases and provide value far above-and-beyond what you're able to get with any free WordPress plugin alternatives. The post Best Premium WordPress Plugins in 2014 appeared first on Penguin Initiatives.
  • 7 Simple WordPress Tasks That Seem Difficult

    Andy Forsberg
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    A list of seemingly complex WordPress adjustments, that are actually incredibly simple tasks. You just have to know where to look. The post 7 Simple WordPress Tasks That Seem Difficult appeared first on Penguin Initiatives.
  • Two-Factor Authentication in WordPress with Google Authenticator

    Andy Forsberg
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    A guide to setting up two-factor authentication on any WordPress website with Google Authenticator for free in order to further improve WordPress security. The post Two-Factor Authentication in WordPress with Google Authenticator appeared first on Penguin Initiatives.
  • SiteGround WordPress Hosting Review

    Andy Forsberg
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:19 pm
    SiteGround is the ideal choice if you want cheap, managed WordPress web hosting. The post SiteGround WordPress Hosting Review appeared first on Penguin Initiatives.
  • How To Use a Custom Stylesheet in WordPress

    Andy Forsberg
    29 Mar 2014 | 5:45 am
    Learn why you should use a custom stylesheet in WordPress and how to properly create and use one to save yourself time and avoid browser cache issues. The post How To Use a Custom Stylesheet in WordPress appeared first on Penguin Initiatives.
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  • Hacking the Forgetting Curve

    8 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Once you’ve achieved product-market fit, a growth hurdle you may come across is getting customers to remember your product or service. The market is crowded. There are tons of options. Once they hear about you and visit your site, what will make them come back? Unless your product is completely different than anything else on the market, it’s likely going to be an uphill battle. Some differentiation can be made through branding efforts, but it usually comes down to whether or not potential customers remember you at a time when they are ready to buy. Wired recently featured an…
  • Real Career Advice for Current College Athletes

    20 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    Congrats on making it this far. You are part of the 1% of athletes that make it to the college level.  So what? If you feel ‘special’, you shouldn’t. If you think you’re better than the average student, you’re not. There’s almost 500,000 others doing the same thing and nearly none of you reading this will make a dime off of your athletic abilities. Carrying around that attitude, like so many athletes do, will cause you to miss out on the real opportunities you have while on campus. As a student athlete, you are afforded incredible opportunities to succeed…
  • So, I bought a Bitcoin..and a Dogecoin

    10 Feb 2014 | 3:18 pm
    I have been hearing a lot of buzz recently, as I am sure most of you have, about crypto-currencies. Bitcoin has been the primary recipient of the publicity, but exchange rates of others like Dogecoin and Litecoin have also benefited from the press. At first, I was just loosely interested in the possibility of the currencies, but mostly dismissed them as a passing fad that was held up by early adopters in the tech industry. However, I began to see more and more real world applications for Bitcoin. On top of the real world applications, there were also tangible business benefits for accepting…
  • 4 Tests for Your Remarketing Campaigns

    30 Jan 2014 | 11:14 am
    I have been experimenting a lot with remarketing campaigns over the last 6 months or so and have found a few quick tests to run that can drastically boost performance. Often advertisers think that there isn’t as much flexibility with remarketing, but knowing the options available gives you extra tactics to implement to your campaigns. 1. Increase impression caps Impression caps determine how many times a user can see your ads in a given day and the key to using it successfully is to have a strong grasp on your customer segments. Most of the time I assign values to certain pages based on…
  • Thoughts on Growth Hacking

    9 Jan 2014 | 8:38 am
    Growth hacking has been seeing pretty big growth itself over the last 12 months or so. Companies like Dropbox, Upworthy and Snapchat have been the flagships for the how and why of growth hacking. the growth of growth hacking At its heart, growth hacking is finding scalable, low-cost or no-cost customer acquisition methods early in a company’s life cycle. 50% MoM user growth is not uncommon in many of the examples often used. All of this is great. The problem comes when people do not fully understand the essence of growth hacking and mistake it for something other than modern marketing…
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  • Twitter Makes Mobile Video Ad Viewing Even Easier with One-Click Play

    SoMedia Team
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Article by Carla Marshall Editor’s note: this post originally appeared as contributed content on Twitter is flexing its video muscles again, just days after the social media site appointed a heavyweight veteran of YouTube to beef up its video offering. In a bid to make video content even easier to watch via its mobile feed, the site is testing a feature that allows Android and iOS viewers to play footage with just one click. The New York Times is reporting that Twitter will give 60 major brands, including the NBA, access to the feature as part of its Amplify video…
  • 5 Best Branded Vines of the Week

    SoMedia Team
    19 Mar 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Article by Carla Marshall Editor’s note: this post originally appeared as contributed content on Another week, another round-up of excellent branded short-form video content on Vine to bring you. Samsung got us in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with its land-on-the-clover Vine game, which isn’t as easy as it looks, while Taco Bell teased us with its new WaffleTaco breakfast extravaganza, due in stores next week. On a more serious note, Intel showed us how 3D printing is transforming the lives of children in Sudan, providing prosthetic limbs for those maimed during…
  • The State of Video Marketing in the B2B World

    Ivana Gotovac
    17 Mar 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Video is Necessary for B2B Marketers As the demand for visually-rich content increases, B2B marketers have started seeing video as a necessary proponent in consumers’ purchase journey. In fact, according to the latest CMI B2B Content Marketing report, 73% of North American B2B marketers use video and 42% consider themselves to be effective at it – a rise of 6% from last year. Videos Used by B2B Companies Throughout the Buying Cycle According to Regalix Research, B2B marketers most commonly employ corporate videos, webinars and product demos. These videos are typically used in the…
  • How Top Companies Get Greater ROI from Video Marketing

    Colin Osing
    14 Mar 2014 | 12:18 pm
    How are Best-in-Class Companies Using Video Marketing? A new report from the Aberdeen Group looks at the adoption of video by three types of companies: best-in-class companies (the top 20% of performers), industry average companies (the middle 50%) and the laggards (the bottom 30%). The findings in the report reveal distinct differences in the way each of the groups use video. While best-in-class businesses are only slightly more likely to use video than the industry average and laggard groups (95% vs. 92% vs. 90%), when it comes to creating original video content and analyzing video data,…
  • The Who What Where When Why and How of Hotel Video [Infographic]

    SoMedia Team
    6 Mar 2014 | 4:34 pm
    If you are a hotel marketer and you want to engage and convert travel shoppers, you’ll want to check out Leonardo’s latest infographic, The Who What Where When Why and How of Hotel Video. Download it today to learn: How video compares to written content, Video-sharing habits among mobile device users, How video can boost a business’ online visibility, And more!
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  • Video Marketing: Why to Bother; How to Prosper

    Debajyoti Banerjee
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Video Marketing: Why to Bother; How to ProsperVideo marketing is the ‘in’ thing today in the internet-marketing domain. Just a couple of years ago, videos were still not very popular because it took time to upload and consumed expensive internet bandwidth. In the times of better internet connectivity and less stiff bills, videos are on view instantly now. That is the main reason why internet-marketing companies are making a beeline for videos to display products and services. Are you thinking on the same lines? Here are some pointers to get you thinking:Videos featuring products and…
  • Top 5 Google Tools You Must Use

    Debajyoti Banerjee
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Top 5 Google Tools You Must UseFor every person or brand with a website or blog, Google offers various tools. These tools are beneficial not just to check the progress of the site but also to find out ways in which to maximize returns. Some are hardcore business tools that bring serious economics to the table. Google is not limited to bounce rates and page views. There are so many other functions that are performed by Google Tools. Let us look at the top 5 Google Tools that you must make use of. You are sure to know about them and that makes these tools more important than ever!Google…
  • Redefining your Social Media Marketing: Start Early

    Debajyoti Banerjee
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:14 am
    Redefining your Social Media Marketing: Start EarlyAlmost every player interested in the online marketing scenario looks at social media marketing for brand leverage. Social media networks like Facebook or Twitter are not just hang-out zones any more. There is seriously more to these platforms than friends chatting and sharing ideas. Online marketers are targeting social media networks to generate awareness and interest about products and services.The downside of this social media rush is that the online marketers are not always conscious of how their activities will be perceived in the…
  • Top 3 Alternatives to Blog Posts

    Debajyoti Banerjee
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:18 am
    Top 3 Alternatives to Blog PostsThe reason why most online marketing teams depend on blogging as their primary content tool is its popularity. Blogs have a unique way of warming themselves into the hearts of online readers. There are many factors that work in their favor, the most obvious being the factor of informality. There is no stiffness associated with articles or blatant marketing pushes like in website content. However, blogs cannot be the only marketing tool for an online marketing unit. The blog space is quite saturated and you need to think of other options to widen your net. Here…
  • What to do with a Mobile Friendly Website

    Debajyoti Banerjee
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    What to do with a Mobile Friendly WebsiteMost online business brands are making use of mobile friendly websites. They are taking particular care to build websites that are easy to access with portable mobile devices. User experience is high on their agenda, along with convenience in locating for the users what they want. Now, despite the fact that these business brands have mobile friendly websites, they are not really making good use of them. These websites are not being tapped to their full potential. Here is a look at some suggestions that you can make use of to get more leverage out of…
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    Inbound Marketing & PR Agency in Tampa, FL

  • Why Email Should Be Part of Your Marketing Strategy

    Shelby Ross
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Whether you’re posting, tweeting, pinning or poking, the tools we use to market have vastly expanded over the years.  We can market traditionally, organically, or pay for our leads. However, one method of online marketing (contrary to popular belief) is truly standing the test of time: email marketing. While many marketers are turning to social Read more The post Why Email Should Be Part of Your Marketing Strategy appeared first on Inbound Marketing & PR Agency in Tampa, FL.
  • Older Adults Utilizing Facebook Could Mean Big Changes for Marketing

    Shelby Ross
    22 Mar 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Once upon a time (a few years ago), young teens were pleading to have a Facebook account and parents were putting their foot down against it. Fast forward to present day, now older adults are friend requesting their children, pushing them to post more pictures and statues so they can stay updated in their lives. Meanwhile, younger adults Read more The post Older Adults Utilizing Facebook Could Mean Big Changes for Marketing appeared first on Inbound Marketing & PR Agency in Tampa, FL.
  • Is Any Marketing, Good Marketing?

    Shelby Ross
    6 Mar 2014 | 3:42 pm
    There’s a very common phrase in the PR industry that goes “Any publicity, is good publicity.” This term seems to hold truth considering Miley Cyrus has the reputation of the infamous twerking pop star and Justin Bieber is the notorious troublemaker teen. Their images might not be squeaky clean, but people are talking about them. Read more The post Is Any Marketing, Good Marketing? appeared first on Inbound Marketing & PR Agency in Tampa, FL.
  • A Fool-Proof Formula for Converting Visitors into Leads

    Shelby Ross
    1 Feb 2014 | 9:33 am
    So, you finally have the website of your dreams, you’ve  optimized your content with keywords, and now you’re waiting for all of this hard work to pay-off and the leads to come in! Well…you could be waiting a while. If you’ve ever heard the saying you can’t get by on just looks, it certainly applies Read more The post A Fool-Proof Formula for Converting Visitors into Leads appeared first on Inbound Marketing & PR Agency in Tampa, FL.
  • The Value of Earned, Owned and Paid Media

    Cindy Kelly
    23 Jan 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Promoting your brand on any level, is a great thing. Traditional marketing methods are generally focused around brand recognition and awareness. Hearing or seeing your brand over and over again can keep you top of mind when your product or service is needed. Earned Media: What others say about you. Brand presence without paid advertisement. Read more The post The Value of Earned, Owned and Paid Media appeared first on Inbound Marketing & PR Agency in Tampa, FL.
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  • 3 Big Reasons to Love Google AdWords

    Andrew Percey
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:21 am
    As a small business owner you love Google… and you hate Google. You know that loads of great prospects are searching for your exact services on Google.  Yet, day in and day out, they’re not finding you.  Could anything be more frustrating? (Also see How AdWords Became Critical for Your Business in 2013) Well, it’s time to make your peace with Google and embrace Google AdWords with open arms. Here are the top 3 reasons why you should love Google AdWords for your small business marketing. continue reading
  • 3 Daily Work Habits that Will Transform your Life

    Andrew Percey
    30 Jan 2014 | 10:45 am
    I know something about you.  I know that you never have enough time. How often do you go through your day feeling weighed down by the mere thought of all the things you know you should be doing for your business but aren’t? How often do you go to bed feeling defeated by your lack of progress? Resigned that you just can’t do any more about it today? Clinging to hope that tomorrow might somehow be better?     I understand.  I’ve been there, sometimes working late into the night just to try to catch up.  Some days I’m still there. But more often these days…
  • How a Blog Can Grow Your Business

    Andrew Percey
    16 Dec 2013 | 7:01 am
    Here’s a succinct, powerful tip for growing your business in 2014: Blog! And yes, I mean that as a verb.     If you don’t yet have a business blog, you’ve likely wondered if it’s worth the effort. Well… I’ve seen the effects on my own business since I started blogging 9 months ago, and I’ve seen the results for my clients.  I can say with confidence: Blogging should be one of your top priorities for lead generation *if*… continue reading
  • How AdWords Became Critical for Your Business in 2013

    Andrew Percey
    15 Nov 2013 | 7:10 am
    Do you rely on Google search traffic to bring you online leads and sales? Then you need to know: Google changed the game big time in 2013. If you don’t advertise your business using Google AdWords, then you might not be in the game for much longer! I’ll leave the technical details of Google’s recent changes to other bloggers who have captured them so well.  In this post I’m going to focus on one thing: What do Google’s changes mean for your business? Specifically, on this new Google game board, how will you get new leads and customers for your business website?
  • Why Google is the Best Source of Clients for Your Service Business (and What to Do about It)

    Andrew Percey
    30 Oct 2013 | 8:39 am
    Do you know where your clients come from?  I mean, really know? I recently explored this question for my own service business.  And I was shocked.     I do a lot of networking around Boston and have directly met a number of good prospects that way.  And I regularly ask clients for introductions to other business owners.  So I know I get a lot of business through personal connections. But I also practice what I preach: SEO-optimizing my website’s visibility in organic search results and running ongoing Google Adwords campaigns for additional reach. But I hadn’t fully…
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  • Holliston CATV Cable Access TV

    Polar Design
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:59 am
    Holliston, Massachusetts’ public access television station, HCAT, which Polar Design revamped and relaunched in the first quarter of 2014, represents the most recent example of Polar Design’s extensive and growing portfolio of cable access website design.  The technically advanced website features video on demand and up to date programming information.  Built on the SilverStripe content management solution, the web site also integrates directly with HCAT’s Leightronix Video playback and scheduling system, allowing the staff to maintain video related content and web site…
  • STEM Center USA : ReBranding for Kickstarter Success

    Polar Design
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:42 pm
    What can rebranding do for you?  Today’s ever changing world of online markets lends itself to great opportunity to spread an existing or start-up company’s message to a huge number of possible customers, cost effective, through social media and other digital marketing methods.  Your company’s success engaging, evangelizing or selling through any of those methods depends first and foremost on a good product or service.  However, after that, a memorable corporate image is essential for good name recognition and to help word of mouth. Polar Design’s long standing client…
  • Content Management Solution: Part 4 – E-Commerce Content Management Integration

    Polar Design
    12 Mar 2014 | 2:28 pm
    This blog post is one part in a series. Click to see the other posts related to the benefits of a content management solution. Many websites go beyond just being informative: they sell products too. While having an e-commerce website can provide extra revenue streams for a business, a more important feature is to ensure any e-commerce website design is based around a sound strategy for growth that accommodates modern content marketing  needs.  Most e-commerce solutions by themselves don’t achieve this as their built in content creation is typically limited to product information and…
  • Prada Skin Care Interactive Kiosk

    Polar Design
    16 Jan 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Personal Skin Care Recommendations from an Interactive Kiosk This interactive skin care configurator ran as a kiosk application in Prada’s retail outlets, providing shoppers personalized skin care product recommendations based on their self-identified skin conditions.  Shoppers entered their particular conditions such as dryness, oiliness, sensitivity, and so forth, as well as any perceived needs such as anti-aging or UV protection.  The kiosk application would then present any relevant products.  Shoppers could then selected any items identified by the kiosk to view details and a…
  • Content Management Solution: Part 3- Event Calendars

    Polar Design
    20 Dec 2013 | 11:40 am
    This blog post is one part in a series. Click to see the other posts related to the benefits of a content management solution. So you have general information on your website — an attractive Homepage directing users to important subpages, an About Us page with mission statement and history, and a Contact Us page for users to know how to get in touch with you. But, you have additional information to display on the website such as upcoming events or deadlines and using a generic page setup wouldn’t allow the user to easily digest event information in a calendar format. In comes the…
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  • 3 Big Reasons to Love Google AdWords

    Andrew Percey
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:21 am
    As a small business owner you love Google… and you hate Google. You know that loads of great prospects are searching for your exact services on Google.  Yet, day in and day out, they’re not finding you.  Could anything be more frustrating? (Also see How AdWords Became Critical for Your Business in 2013) Well, it’s time to make your peace with Google and embrace Google AdWords with open arms. Here are the top 3 reasons why you should love Google AdWords for your small business marketing. continue reading
  • 3 Daily Work Habits that Will Transform your Life

    Andrew Percey
    30 Jan 2014 | 10:45 am
    I know something about you.  I know that you never have enough time. How often do you go through your day feeling weighed down by the mere thought of all the things you know you should be doing for your business but aren’t? How often do you go to bed feeling defeated by your lack of progress? Resigned that you just can’t do any more about it today? Clinging to hope that tomorrow might somehow be better?     I understand.  I’ve been there, sometimes working late into the night just to try to catch up.  Some days I’m still there. But more often these days…
  • How a Blog Can Grow Your Business

    Andrew Percey
    16 Dec 2013 | 7:01 am
    Here’s a succinct, powerful tip for growing your business in 2014: Blog! And yes, I mean that as a verb.     If you don’t yet have a business blog, you’ve likely wondered if it’s worth the effort. Well… I’ve seen the effects on my own business since I started blogging 9 months ago, and I’ve seen the results for my clients.  I can say with confidence: Blogging should be one of your top priorities for lead generation *if*… continue reading
  • How AdWords Became Critical for Your Business in 2013

    Andrew Percey
    15 Nov 2013 | 7:10 am
    Do you rely on Google search traffic to bring you online leads and sales? Then you need to know: Google changed the game big time in 2013. If you don’t advertise your business using Google AdWords, then you might not be in the game for much longer! I’ll leave the technical details of Google’s recent changes to other bloggers who have captured them so well.  In this post I’m going to focus on one thing: What do Google’s changes mean for your business? Specifically, on this new Google game board, how will you get new leads and customers for your business website?
  • Why Google is the Best Source of Clients for Your Service Business (and What to Do about It)

    Andrew Percey
    30 Oct 2013 | 8:39 am
    Do you know where your clients come from?  I mean, really know? I recently explored this question for my own service business.  And I was shocked.     I do a lot of networking around Boston and have directly met a number of good prospects that way.  And I regularly ask clients for introductions to other business owners.  So I know I get a lot of business through personal connections. But I also practice what I preach: SEO-optimizing my website’s visibility in organic search results and running ongoing Google Adwords campaigns for additional reach. But I hadn’t fully…
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  • Our Logo Has Evolved. Has Yours?

    1 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    We’ve talked before about how important it is for companies to keep their marketing materials fresh.  When it comes to websites, one might undergo a continuous evolution to keep up with trends and new technology in web design.  But even something as simple as a company logo needs to vary it up from time to time. Taking our own advice and following in the footsteps of landmark brands like Pepsi, Nike, Walmart, and Apple, ImageWorks recently developed a new logo of our own.  Adopting a new logo can be a tricky process.  After all, you’ve worked hard to build up your brand’s…
  • 4 Ridiculously Simple Steps to Grow Your Business That Almost Nobody Does Right

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:34 am
    Everybody has the answers to every problem these days … it’s crazy. Google any question you have, and you will likely find thousands of answers from so-called experts. So how is this article any different? Well, it’s based on my more than 25 years in the branding and marketing industry and more than 1,000 completed client projects for businesses of all sizes and across all industries. I am going to bare all here. The secret is all in the execution … and that’s the tough part. So let’s break it down into four simple steps: Strategize & Plan Most companies don’t have a…
  • Twitter Ads are Evolving – Get Yours Now!

    5 Mar 2014 | 9:07 am
    For the past several years, our firm has had a tendency to discard Twitter advertising in favor of other social media marketing plans.  Facebook was the leader for consumer goods, whereas LinkedIn had great options for Business-to-Business (B2B) sales.  However, recent changes to the Twitter advertising platform have caused us to take another look at what the social networking giant can do for clients of all types. Now that targeting options have been vastly improved, advertisers can refine their ads so that they appear to a highly select audience.  For niche clients like ours, we love the…
  • Patting Ourselves on the Back

    4 Mar 2014 | 11:45 am
    ImageWorks is pleased to announce that we have been ranked among the top SEO companies worldwide by  The site is an independent ranking authority for search vendors, and our position on the list reflects our committment to customer satisfaction, search engine optimization success, and advanced knowledge of ranking factors.  As you know, Google's algorithm for ranking websites is constantly changing.  Staying up to date takes a lot of time and effort, but the results are well worth it.  We strive to keep up with all the latest ranking factors and trends so that we can use our…
  • ImageWorks Creative In Chantilly Provides Custom Web Design Services For Your Business

    3 Mar 2014 | 1:35 pm
    PRESS RELEASE: Chantilly VA, 16-FEBRUARY-2014 - ImageWorks Creative, Chantilly web design firm, is pleased to announce that they offer custom web design services for a wide range of businesses, large or small. The firm is located in Chantilly, VA and has branch offices in Washington DC and Arlington VA. The company goal is to offer top quality branding and marketing solutions throughout the region and across the United States. A representative for the firm explained the methods in which it can help, "We can work on a project basis. Based on our discussions and your business needs, we will…
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  • 4 Reasons Why SEO Professionals Should Be Required to Earn a Certificate

    Gary Brewer
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Companies and consumers are holding more credence in search engine certification. Experts purport that everyone needs a certification to open up new opportunities in the industry. Certifications are easy to obtain and will require that each individual master search engine optimization best practices, know Google Panda, Penguin, and Hummingbird updates, and understand keyword research and selection. Certification classes may also cover how search engines work, content strategy, social media impact, and other optimization techniques. The courses are intensive and require each student’s…
  • Effective Google Advertising: AdWords vs Display Ads

    Gary Brewer
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Google offers two distinct choices for PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising that fashion site marketers as well as other business website owners should consider. While both methods share a number of similarities in basic campaign setup, each takes a different approach to online advertising that usually produces vastly different results. AdWords is a search advertising model built around a keyword-rich text ad that displays on the search results page for that specified keyword. Advertisers bid on the rate that they are willing to pay for every click on their ad; search engine users who click on an…
  • How to Use Your Website as An Information Hub with Content Marketing

    Gary Brewer
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Your website can be established as an authority in your industry through content featured on the site. People are more likely to buy your product or service if you have content that is compelling and convincing to read. This is not always easy to achieve, but a skilled researcher and writer can achieve this goal easily. Here are some tips to help you with your content marketing: Make Your Buyer More Intelligent with Non-Interruption Marketing Companies that make their buyers more intelligent are more likely to sell more products and services. Educated consumers have less buyers’ remorse…
  • How to Implement a Sustainable SEO Strategy for Your Business

    Gary Brewer
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Search engine optimization (SEO) used to all about stuffing your web pages so full of keywords that the content became almost unreadable. Then Google cracked down. When links became the next big thing, sites began sprouting thousands of backlinks overnight. Again Google cracked down. Which brings us to the latest big thing in SEO, content marketing. Is content marketing just another fad, or will it have a role to play in creating a long-term, sustainable SEO model for effective digital marketing? The Basic Elements of Sustainable SEO Google presently considers more than 200 factors in…
  • Using Social Media to Build Quality SEO Links to Your Website

    Gary Brewer
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Links that point back to your business website from other sites are one of the most effective methods of improving your ranking in the search engine results. All backlinks, however, are not created equal. Google and other search engines value backlinks from authority websites much higher than backlinks from spammy sites with little or no value to the search engine user. The quality of your backlinks is much more important than the quantity and too many low-value backlinks can actually get your website penalized by Google. Using social media channels to generate quality backlinks for your…
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  • The Difference Between Inbound and Outbound Marketing

    Adam Lundquist
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:53 pm
    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…
  • Four Misconceptions of AdWords Management

    Adam Lundquist
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Four Misconceptions of AdWords Management   Often I am told that I am wrong. It seems that I hold massive misconceptions about areas of life that others find reasonable and logical. For example, up until I was a freshman in High School I thought that I could microwave food wrapped in tinfoil. I didn’t see a problem with it, and in fact I didn’t really give it a second thought. However, on the fateful day when I actually decided to microwave pizza on tinfoil instead of a plate, sparks flew out everywhere and the microwave basically caught on fire. My mom was not…
  • How Standup Comedy Makes You Better At Managing Social Media

    Adam Lundquist
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Don’t be the Carson Daily of social media. Digest some worthy standup comedy to make your content simply remarkable. Remember Carson Daily? Not the Total Request Live version from the 90’s, I’m talking about his short stint as a late show host in “Last Call with Carson Daily”. Of course you don’t, nobody truly remembers. It’s not because Carson was totally crappy, it’s that his message was 100% vanilla, and completely aimed for the middle. If your stomach is churning at the thought of YouTubeing some clips, just read the IMDB reviews to get a sense of what I’m talking…
  • What Is The Purpose Of Having Separate Landing Pages For PPC

    Adam Lundquist
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    What Is The Purpose of Having Landing Pages For Pay Per Click?   Unless you are as rich as Silicon Valley investor/certifiable lunatic Tom Perkins, you perform pay per click to make money rather than just for fun. If you are one of us (I believe Mr. Perkins calls us the peon class, though we prefer the term feudal serfs) you want to make a maximum return on investment on pay per click. PPC goals range from product sales, to eBook downloads to email capture for a future product launch and all the goals have one thing in common - you need pay per click landing pages to accomplish your…
  • How To Attract An Audience To Your Business Blog

    Adam Lundquist
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    How To Attract An Audience To Your Business Blog    Tell me if this sounds familiar: you had a great idea for a blog. You believed that if you produced incredible content, potential customers would come. They would read the blog, subscribe, and as long as your kept writing amazing content, your blog would thrive. I am guessing that if you are reading this, your experience was more similar to the majority of beginner business bloggers and it looked nothing like that. Instead, it probably looked more like this: you had this great idea for a blog, you wrote some great content, no one…
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    Unzip The Web

  • NB005 Website Tools and Book Launch

    Dale Goodwin
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Links coming shortly… For now you can fins some of the tools in the sidebar or the resources page. [powrepress] Survivalist Prepper Academy   The post NB005 Website Tools and Book Launch appeared first on Unzip The Web.
  • NB004 How I Built my Membership Site

    Dale Goodwin
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    In this episode I go through what it took to build a membership site, what I am offering to intense people to join and how I plan on keeping them. One of the things I have learned while doing this is it can’t be all about the money, you need to build that trust before anyone will open their wallet to you. The post NB004 How I Built my Membership Site appeared first on Unzip The Web.
  • NB003 Influence and Social Media

    Dale Goodwin
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    In this episode I go over some of the people that have influenced me online over the last couple of years and how I have built my social media following. The post NB003 Influence and Social Media appeared first on Unzip The Web.
  • NB002 Being Genuine and Building an Audiance

    Dale Goodwin
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:46 pm
    In this episode I talk about how hard it is for us smaller guys to utilize all the tools that everyone says we need to when we are a boot strap budget. I went over my path from knowing nothing about the internet to running a website that gets over 10,000 unique visitors a month. Stats for the last 30 days The post NB002 Being Genuine and Building an Audiance appeared first on Unzip The Web.
  • NB001 The Artist Formerly Known as UnzipTheWeb

    Dale Goodwin
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    This is the first podcast of my new show that will be about my website progress and what I have found that works and what doesn’t work. I call this show “No Bull” because there are about a million ways to do something online and not everyone trying to create a business online has the money to do it all. The post NB001 The Artist Formerly Known as UnzipTheWeb appeared first on Unzip The Web.
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    Change the World Marketing

  • Grow Your Online Business: Day 18 (Ultimate Blog Challenge) Create your first product – a PDF e-book

    Ellen Finkelstein
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Are you ready to create your first product? For many people, this is an e-book, because it’s pretty easy to create. Also, the price won’t be high and a low price point is a good way to start selling products. Then you can move on to more expensive products. I know people who have wanted to get an e-book written for years. Well, it doesn’t have to be such an overwhelming project. And once you create one, you’ll discover that you can easily create more. Are you ready to create your 1st e-book? What should I write? What do your subscribers — and others in your…
  • Grow Your Online Business: Day 17 (Ultimate Blog Challenge) How to write a sales page

    Ellen Finkelstein
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    When you’ve created your product and set up your shopping cart, merchant account and gateway, you need to create a sales page. Here’s a basic outline that you can use. This isn’t the complete story by any means. After all, you could take an entire course on creating a sales page — or pay an experienced copywriter $10,000 or more. But it will give you the basics. You should try out various phrases, colors, font sizes, and layouts to see which options work best. That means, which version brings in the most money. Use simple language, active voice, headings, and lists to…
  • Grow Your Online Business: Day 16 (Ultimate Blog Challenge) Inexpensive tools to start selling products

    Ellen Finkelstein
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Would you like this button on your website? In order to sell products, you need a way to accept credit cards on your website. In this post, I’d like to recommend 2 inexpensive tools that will work for you for a long time — at least they did for me. Here are the 2 tools I recommend when you’re ready to start selling products. PayPal PayPal can be all you use, but I don’t recommend it. (See my 2nd recommendation below). Nevertheless, as a merchant account (which lets you accept credit cards and gives you access to your money) and as a gateway (which checks and process…
  • Grow Your Online Business: Day 15 (Ultimate Blog Challenge) Why products are such a game changer for your life and your business

    Ellen Finkelstein
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is the first post of week 3 of Grow Your Online Business and it’s on products. Not everyone with a website has products — you may offer coaching or another service. But if you really want an online business, you need products. What is a product? A product can be or include an e-book, a series of videos, audio recordings, a workbook, PDF files, and more. What makes it a product is that you don’t have to actively participate when the buyer uses the product. The buyer clicks on a button on a sales page, enters credit card information, and downloads the product. OK,…
  • Grow Your Online Business: Day 14 (Ultimate Blog Challenge) How to create a newsletter that brings value to you and your subscribers

    Ellen Finkelstein
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    To keep people on your list — and attract new people — you need a newsletter that contains valuable information. But there are also technical issues like design and layout. Here are some resources to help you create a newsletter that grows and grows. Design your visual layout and content structure Your visual layout makes your newsletter easy to read, but your content structure helps create avid followers who want to read your newsletter every time it comes out. Here are some comments I’ve received about one of my newsletters: “I don’t always have time to read your…
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  • What Neil Patel Can Teach You About Getting And Keeping Customers

    Taylor Miles
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    By Taylor MilesDo Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics sound familiar to you? If you’ve been dipping your toes in the online marketing world for, let’s say, more than a year now, then chances are you’ve already heard the name Neil Patel. Doesn’t ring a bell? Okay, so maybe you’ve been roaming in the wrong “marketing places” online, I’ll give you that.Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.— Neil Patel (@neilpatel) April 11, 2014 For those who already know the guy, whether personally or through his blog, you can go straight to the nitty-gritty of this…
  • 3 Epic Fails From Giant Companies (And What We Can Learn From Them)

    Taylor Miles
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    By Taylor Miles The infamous Twitter Fail Whale by Adam Fairhead “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”A true and inspiring words from one of the most accomplished American inventors of our time, Thomas A. Edison.Who does not fail, right? You and I know that failure has been part of the human life since the beginning of time. Nobody’s perfect, so let’s just deal with it.However, there are failures that are so huge that we would naturally think that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. This is especially true in the business world.In the last…
  • The Wordpress Developer’s Guide to the Pantheon Platform.

    Taylor Miles
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    By Taylor MilesPantheon is a professional website platform designed for web developers who are in charge of creating enterprise-level WordPress and Drupal sites. The team behind Pantheon are developers themselves who are tired of getting headaches and sleepless nights from traditional hosting. While the Pantheon team originally created their platform for Drupal sites, they are now officially introducing the Pantheon for WordPress.Pantheon has only one goal in mind: To have developers think of only three things -- build, launch, and run all their sites in one place. Pantheon works hard in the…
  • The Internet Marketer’s Ultimate Guide To Full Stack Marketing Software/Products

    Taylor Miles
    4 Apr 2014 | 4:28 pm
    By Taylor MilesLearn how to grow any startup or business via full stack marketing with these top software/products.In the previous post, titled “What is a full stack marketer”, I’ve outlined some of the key things that a marketer needs to know about full stack marketing. If you haven’t read that post yet, I recommend that you do before you get started with this one. In that same post, I’ve also listed some of the major skills that you should acquire in order to become a full stack marketer.This time around, I recommend to you the best software/products that you can use for each…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Qualaroo

    Taylor Miles
    12 Feb 2014 | 8:56 am
    By Taylor MilesDecrease bounce rates and increase lead conversions by gathering active insights from visitors as they use your website with Qualaroo. Steven Macdonald is an advisor at Kingspoint, a conversion rate optimization agency based in Norway, and is always on the lookout for ways on how to increase conversion rates for their clients. He had a problem on why conversion rates on the Safari browser were lower compared to those using Firefox and Internet Explorer.Macdonald found out later that the checkout could not be completed by Safari users if the JavaScript is disabled.The Kingspoint…
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    Local Marketing Advice from SuperMedia

  • 3 Must-Know Metrics for Your Small Business Website

    Jeff B. Copeland
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    We know you want to make maximum money with minimum effort on your website. So we put together this bottom-line, don’t-bother-me-with-details, just-tell-me-what-I-need-to-know list of three metrics that show if a local-business website is doing its job. 1. Conversion rate The point of your site is to attract visitors, then convert them into leads for ultimateContinue Reading …
  • Secrets of a Killer Blog Post [Infographic]

    Denise DeArmond
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Are you looking to sharpen your blog writing skills? Today’s infographic, “Secrets of a Killer Blog Post“, highlights a key component of strengthening the credibility of your blog posts – references! Yes, we’re going back to high school with this one, folks. All the key components for that senior research paper can also be used asContinue Reading …
  • 6 MORE Essential SEO Terms Every Business Owner Should Know

    Vu Thai
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:11 pm
    With the everchanging landscape of SEO the past couple of years, business owners must now know more than the seven essential seo terms we published back in 2012.  Google has gone through major iterations of how they calculate and rank websites, and that has caused SEO “experts” to redefine their new selling tactics. Knowing whatContinue Reading …
  • Marketing Metrics that Matter [Infographic]

    Chris Irby
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    With hundreds (if not thousands) of different marketing metrics floating around out there, simply finding a pattern in the noise can be downright arduous. Fortunately, the folks at Pardot have put together this handy infographic cheat sheet to help you separate the actionable metrics (data that actually affects your revenue) from the vanity metrics (dataContinue Reading …
  • One Small Business’s Approach to Social Media — with Impressive Results

    Christine Landry
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    Out of Print has a unique product and a unique approach to social media. The New York-based retail company takes the covers of the world’s most beloved books and puts them on T-shirts, phone cases and more. Their products are online and available wholesale, and for every item sold, they donate one book to a community inContinue Reading …
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    New Rise Digital

  • Using To Understand Your Social Media Audience

    Simon Dunant
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    Managing your social media presence can be a challenge. Keeping up to speed with your online relationships and building a following that’s relevant and supportive can be a massive task. It’s really important when using social media that you monitor and manage your community. Keeping your followers engaged, feeding your influencers and thank your supporters is a task that can help build a strong strong group, especially on fast media platforms like Twitter. If you don’t have feedback and insights on how others are interacting with you, it’s likely you’re missing…
  • 3 Tools To Help You Manage Your Social Media More Effectively

    Simon Dunant
    26 Feb 2014 | 2:30 am
    Do you find it challenging to keep up with your social media? Are you overwhelmed with tweets, posts, mentions, hashtags and friends requests? While it’s now essential to be engaging with your audience on social media it can be a task that gets left behind if you don’t have someone looking after it full time (and if you do they should be reading this too!). Not only is it important to make sure you’re joining in the social media conversation (both contributing and listening) it’s also a useful channel for monitoring your company reputation, keeping up to date with the…
  • How Qualifying Website Visitors Can Generate Better Leads

    Simon Dunant
    19 Feb 2014 | 6:18 am
    Are you having trouble turning your website visitors into customers? With so much choice on the web, how can you ensure you get the sale over your competitor? In this post we’ll explore how you can qualify your website visitors and generate better business leads from your website and increase your conversions. Landing Pages The first way to make sure that you’re staying relevant to your website visitor is ensuring that they find you via a dedicated and customised landing page. Many small businesses think that people will navigate their website from the home page, however a home…
  • 3 Alternative Ways To Drive More Traffic To Your Website

    Simon Dunant
    17 Feb 2014 | 3:15 am
    Are you looking for ways to increase the number of visitors to your website? Unhappy with your new and returning visitor stats every time you open up your analytics program? Your website is only going to generate new business for you if people know where to find it. This means driving traffic and the usual suspects of online advertising, SEO and content marketing are all great ways of attracting visitors to your site. However it’s a good idea to constantly add new channels into your marketing mix to bolster your website’s visibility and support your main digital marketing methods.
  • [Case Study] How Good Content Marketing Can Create High Visibility

    Simon Dunant
    4 Feb 2014 | 3:40 am
    Good content marketing is all about relevance, shareability and value to the end user and today I’m sharing a piece of content that fulfilled all three of these criteria in abundance and qualifies as a great example of how to make your content go viral and hit the headlines. When Transport for London (TFL) announced tube strikes in the UK’s capital will go ahead during the early part of February, Londoners and tourists scrambled for information on how they might best get around on the days that the strike action takes place and what stations might be open. Most major websites…
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  • This Week In Digital…

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:02 am
    Like this to demote your ranking Like this for a chance to win X, share for a chance to win Y or comment to enter our competition – no doubt your Facebook News Feed is populated by posts like these on a regular basis. The like/share/comment mechanism of ‘inviting’ engagement on Facebook could be a thing of the past though as the social media site announced this week that organisations which do this face having their Pages’ rankings demoted. This is because Facebook believes ‘like-baiting’ results in its users being shown content that is not relevant to them. Facebook product…
  • How Much Does the UK Trust Google?

    Joseph Fitzpatrick
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    The British public trusts search engines more than their partners, family and friends, our research has found. We asked 2000 adults in the UK who they would trust the most to provide them with the answer to a question, Google, partner or other – and the response was overwhelmingly in favour of the search engine. Our study also looked at how many times the average person uses Google during an average working day, with Londoners searching the most frequently (3.48) and those from the East Midlands the least amount of times (2.03). We also examined how the public verifies breaking news with…
  • This Week in Digital…

    Joseph Fitzpatrick
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    Heartbleed havoc EVERYONE EVERYWHERE STOP EVERYTHING YOU’RE DOING AND CHANGE ALL YOUR INTERNET PASSWORDS! This has been the doomsday message peddled by some members of the media this week following the emergence of the Heartbleed internet virus. The virus attacks a software flaw on web servers running OpenSSL, which could lead to the leaking of personal information such as passwords. Are you tweeting your way to singledom? Researchers have discovered that the more time couples spend on Twitter the more problems in their relationships. The University of Missouri study found that using the…
  • Google Blocks Keyword Data – But the Impact Will Be Minimal

    Ryan Jones
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    Google has announced plans to block paid search keyword data, similar to how organic keyword data has been replaced by ‘Not Provided’ over the past year. This news is being reported by some sources as being a major change to PPC, in reality impact on paid search campaign will be minimal. AdWords reports will be entirely unaffected, so we will still have full visibility into all the search queries that we are paying for. What may be affected are certain third party web analytics packages that rely on referral data that is passed from Google. This potentially includes Google Analytics as…
  • Why you Should be Thinking About the French Ecommerce Market

    Léa Costantini
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    France has the second largest online population in the EU, with ecommerce in the country constantly on the rise. Last year ecommerce rose by 13.5% compared to 2012, which translates into 600 million more transactions compared to those from the previous year. However, the average basket price fell from 87.5 to 84.5 euros. Overall the data provided is showing a growing trend for ecommerce, signalling the importance of online marketing in France. The growing trend is most definitely underlining the opportunity for businesses to develop in this market when considering expansion abroad. Why…
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  • Yes . . . I am still here

    6 Apr 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Sorry it has been ages and ages since I have posted. A lot of stuff has been going on to keep me away from this blog including a move, a job change, my wife starting an e-commerce business, etc., etc. I have been carrying on with my online enterprises as much as my time would allow. My main focus has been pruning some of my smaller niche sites that have been under performing. If a website is earning barely enough to cover the domain registration costs then I figure its a good time to let it go. Rather than simply trash all of these small micro niche sites I decided to try and salvage the…
  • September 2013 Niche Site Income Report

    1 Oct 2013 | 4:59 pm
    September was another month I would rather forget. My numbers were down for the second straight month. If I was trying to be all glass half full about it I could remark that there was an upwards trend towards the end of the month. Maybe this means the two month malaise is over and I will at revert back to my previous levels. Despite the positive trend towards the end of the month my September 2013 Niche Site Income Report was unspectacular. What the Heck is Going On? I started applying my new niche site strategy this month so I didn’t really increase my website count by very much at…
  • Adjusting My Niche Site Strategy

    10 Sep 2013 | 3:16 pm
    A few weeks back I decided to ramp up my efforts with generating website income. I had been dabbling in internet marking and niche sites over the last few months but never really committed to it wholeheartedly. It reminds me of the old joke about breakfast: the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed! I guess to “fully commit” to building websites for an income I would need to leave my day job behind and invest all of my time in the enterprise. I am not prepared to do that for reasons of financial security but I did give myself a kick in the butt and pledged to stop being…
  • August 2013 Niche Site Income Report

    3 Sep 2013 | 3:31 pm
    I wish I had happier news to report but this month’s results were pretty disappointing. I did spend almost half the month in Fiji for a wedding but even so I was very unhappy with my August 2013 Niche Site Income Report totals. In fact, this is the very first time I took a step backwards in terms of earnings. My actual monthly earnings went from $1,655.51 to $1,421.23, a decrease of over $200. I also saw a disturbing downwards trends in terms of the average monthly earnings for many of the sites I created over the last couple of months. (Just as an FYI, I always show the lifetime…
  • The Intellitheme RPM Boost

    11 Aug 2013 | 8:22 am
    Finding the optimal WordPress theme for your niche sites can be quite a challenge. There are tons of options out there. Testing them all can be time consuming and costly if you are considering premium themes. Over the last year or so I have have tried several and the most effective them for my sites has hands down been Intellitheme from Empire Flippers. I have tried other premium options like CTR Theme and Heatmap but nothing comes close to the Intellitheme RPM I have been earning. It is by no means a “pretty” theme but as the creators have mentioned, an attractive theme is not…
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    The Digital Marketing Blog

  • Playing the Twitter Game and How a Business can Prosper

    Peter Marino
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    There are two main social media platforms these days – Facebook and Twitter. The latter is much less known and has less than half the number of users than the former. But that doesn’t make Twitter any less important … Read the rest The post Playing the Twitter Game and How a Business can Prosper appeared first on The Digital Marketing Blog.
  • Local SEO Step-By-Step Guide

    Peter Marino
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    An Easy to Follow Local SEO Guide for Small Businesses I’ve been offering many SEO training events all over Westchester NY, NYC and CT and there is a takeaway I give attendees at the end of each and every seminar … Read the rest The post Local SEO Step-By-Step Guide appeared first on The Digital Marketing Blog.
  • What Gets Shared on Facebook? A Short Infographic

    Peter Marino
    10 Mar 2014 | 10:35 am
    A study executed by Social Bakers shows that 93% of the most engaging posts on Facebook are photos. Their data shows that only 2% of the most engaging content on Facebook is generated by links, another 2% by … Read the rest The post What Gets Shared on Facebook? A Short Infographic appeared first on The Digital Marketing Blog.
  • How to Write Content for Your Brand: Having a Unique Voice in Writing to Stand Out

    Peter Marino
    12 Feb 2014 | 6:15 am
    Content marketing is the new buzzword when it comes to online marketing. SEO was sooo 2001. Social media has been and gone. It’s now all about Content Marketing. Whilst I don’t actually agree with these statements, it does throw up … Read the rest The post How to Write Content for Your Brand: Having a Unique Voice in Writing to Stand Out appeared first on The Digital Marketing Blog.
  • Facebook Turns 10 Years Old!

    Peter Marino
    3 Feb 2014 | 11:23 pm
    With Facebook due to turn 10 years old on the 4th February, we thought we would share an info-graphic to look back at the key milestones that the company has had throughout its meteoric rise to becoming the world’s leading … Read the rest The post Facebook Turns 10 Years Old! appeared first on The Digital Marketing Blog.
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  • Tell Me AND Show Me

    JTE Staff
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Every enterprise believes its products or services will be successful in the marketplace.  In fact, you’re so proud that it’s all you want to talk about. That’s a good thing!  But wait, there’s more. You should also want to effectively show and – if feasible – to demonstrate your products/services as well.  It’s often that [...]The post Tell Me AND Show Me appeared first on .
  • Logos – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    JTE Staff
    13 Mar 2014 | 3:39 pm
    It’s often one of the most visually memorable ties to your business or organization.  It can also be one of the most valuable or overlooked or maybe the most controversial components of your marketing strategy.  We’re talking about your logo. Might it be too whimsical, too busy or understated?  Too old fashioned; overly modern?  What [...]The post Logos – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly appeared first on .
  • What’s a Picture Worth To You?

    JTE Staff
    10 Mar 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Remember the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words? It’s as true today as it was a century ago. In fact, in today’s highly-visual society a single image may be worth much more… especially in the world of marketing. You want to leave a positive lasting impression with everyone who clicks through [...]The post What’s a Picture Worth To You? appeared first on .
  • Expand Brand Reach With Cross-Promotions

    JTE Staff
    6 Mar 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Looking for new ways to expand your customer base?  We’re sure that you’ve thought about it but found yourself held back due to time, manpower or budgetary constraints.  There’s just no way to break through those barriers, right?  Wrong! Sure, there’s a cost for everything involved in managing a business or running an organization.  And [...]The post Expand Brand Reach With Cross-Promotions appeared first on .
  • Paper Airplanes and Marketing: Part 2

    JTE Staff
    25 Feb 2014 | 1:00 am
    Welcome back for Part 2 of our ‘Paper Airplanes & Marketing’ discussion! We hope you’ve been able give some serious thought on how you define each of the eight basic steps (key words) required to developing a concise yet thorough business marketing strategy as they equate to building a world-class paper airplane. You’ll recall that [...]The post Paper Airplanes and Marketing: Part 2 appeared first on .
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  • Meet The Team: Shane Turner

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    There’s nothing like going to check out a website and getting taken back by its ‘WOW’ factor.  While having the best product on the market will always be our #1 priority, it certainly doesn’t hurt when it looks OH SO GOOD! Back in the day, WhatRunsWhere looked a little rough around the edges. Almost four years later our brand is looking sleeker and smarter than ever, thanks to our amazing team. We interviewed one of the masterminds behind the scenes. Meet our UX/UI Designer, Shane Turner…   1. First things first, tell us a little bit about what you do here at WRW? I work…
  • Major Mistakes To Avoid With Your Mobile Strategy

    Danielle Forget
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:37 am
    With people spending more and more time on their mobile devices, it has become imperative to have an effective mobile strategy. And to add to the pressure, mobile users are particularly picky.  If your mobile site isn’t working correctly, it is reported that an astounding 46% will NEVER return to your site again. Yikes. Here are three major mistakes to avoid when approaching mobile marketing… 1. Creating a mobile-only focus While it may seem like everyone is plugged into their smartphones and tablets these days, don’t let your marketing strategy revolve entirely around mobile. …
  • Who Placed It Best? NEW Competitive Intelligence Series

    Danielle Forget
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    How do you monitor what your competition is up to? Let’s face it: At the end of the day the customer can and will only pick one brand to buy from. Will it be you or your competition? This is why it is so important to keep an eye on your competition—so that you can keep beating them at their own game. ‘Who Placed it Best?’ is our new blog series where we will be placing advertisers head to head to see who has the stronger ad strategy. We will be featuring  two competing advertisers and comparing various factors such as… Banner ads (creative, copy, split tests, etc.) Media buying…
  • Media Buying Calculator: How Profitable Are Your Campaigns?

    4 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    Are your media buys pulling in a positive ROI, or wasting valuable dollars? With so many factors at play, it can be hard to tell. Introducing our Media Buying Calculator — Now you can easily project the value of a campaign and predict your return on investment. This tool will prove helpful when both pre-planning a campaign and calculating the outcome of a campaign. You can calculate how small changes to the various factors of your campaigns will change your desired results, allowing you to know exactly the targets you need to aim for when running your campaign. Simply enter a few given…
  • Top-Performing Campaign Secrets from Weight Watchers

    Danielle Forget
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:31 am
    The weight-loss industry is certainly well fed with dollars. It is a $55 billion a year business riddled with competition. Although many weight-loss brands have failed to survive, Weight Watchers has continued to flourish as one of the best names in the industry for over fifty years. Weight Watchers is hardly new to the ad game. Since opening their doors back in 1963, they have launched several successful and memorable advertising campaigns. From their well-known celebrity endorsements, to their clever ‘Now Available Online’ programs, Weight Watchers has always been ahead of the game with…
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    Casey Kurlander

  • Living With Grandma: Grandma’s 5K

    11 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    From time to time I will post stories that I have written aboutmy grandmother, Betty Collura. I lived with her for about 14 months in 2006-2007, and it was during this time that she started showing the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. It was an interesting time with many significant ups and downs, but I have a unique story to tell for almost every single day. June, 2007 “You’re never going to guess what your grandmother did today,” my mom said, sounding all flustered and out of breath, as soon as I answered my cell phone. After living with my grandma for over a year, I knew better…
  • Agreeing & Disagreeing With Mark Cuban

    31 Mar 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Are social media sites are changing the way we search for information, and causing less searches to take place on Google? Mark Cuban recently wrote an interesting blog post which discussed how the progression of social media sites has caused him to do far less searches on Google.  His reason is that sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr are constantly updated with recent information at a more rapid rate than most websites.  Therefore, making Google late on everything. Mark states in his post that he places a significant value on recency, and accuses Google of doing a…
  • The Most Annoying People On Facebook 2.0

    26 Nov 2013 | 9:40 am
    A while ago I wrote about the types of people who annoy me the most on Facebook- the political ranters, TMI over-sharers, food photographers, etc.  Over a year has gone by since I published that article, and as more people my age get engaged, married and become parents, I have seen some new types of posts that I wish I hadn’t. I’m really not trying to be mean here.  Please keep in mind that the reason these people made my annoying list is not just because they post stuff like this once in a while- they do it constantly.  I’m sure I don’t really have to explain this, as we all have…
  • WTF Are You Thinking, Snapchat?

    14 Nov 2013 | 10:33 am
    It’s been a while since I’ve blogged but I’m just a little outraged at the moment and I need to let it out.  Snapchat’s 23-year old co-founder and CEO, Evan Spiegel, gets offered $3 BILLION (with a B!!) in cash from Facebook, and the kid turns it down?  Who do these kids think they are? I don’t even understand how this kid is eating and paying bills now.  Even with millions of users, Snapchat has yet to make a single dollar of revenue, and it has not shown any clear strategy of how they plan to be profitable.  The company’s founders are also in a controversy over whether they…
  • Is Working For a Startup Company Right For You?

    18 Sep 2013 | 11:37 am
    Office birthday parties, free bagel Fridays, a corn hole game set up in the middle of the office and holiday company cruises to the Bahamas- “Is this how all internet marketing companies work?” I wondered to myself when I joined a startup team fresh out of college. The answer is no, this is not how most companies operate, but this environment is fairly typical if you happen to work at a tech startup where your CEO is 29 years old and more than half of your co-workers are under the age of 33. My company is growing rapidly and we are constantly looking for good people to join our staff.  I…
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    RGR Marketing

  • 4 Mortgage Industry Trends To Boost Business

    Danielle Devereux
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    RGR Marketing HIgh Quality B2B Leads Online The mortgage industry was off to an interesting start in the 1st quarter of the new year. There have been many changes in regulatory policy and restrictions that we’ve been keeping you up to date on. There have also been a few new trends appearing that can help you generate mortgage leads and stay connected to your current customers. If you’ve been off to a slow start, here are 4 trends to help pick up your business the rest of 2014.   1. Scheduling All Your Social Media Posts To Attract Leads Daily Social media continues to be at the…
  • Tips For Using Refinance Leads To Increase Mortgage Business In 2014

    Danielle Devereux
    21 Feb 2014 | 9:34 am
    RGR Marketing HIgh Quality B2B Leads OnlineThe mortgage industry might be looking grim for the upcoming year, but mortgage refinance businesses have a prime opportunity. Even though interest rates are rising, we see opportunities to help you grow your business!             How Refinance Leads Help Grow Your Business You can increase your company’s margins by targeting the types of leads you need: refinancing and second mortgages. By partnering with an effective lead generation firm, you gain access to a targeted list of people who are interested in refinancing.
  • How to Increase Leads for 2014 Using LinkedIn

    Danielle Devereux
    24 Jan 2014 | 10:56 am
    RGR Marketing HIgh Quality B2B Leads OnlineThere’s a reason its called the world’s largest professional network –  because it is. LinkedIn is the social network for B2B, with 250 million+ members. Ironically, it’s the one that a lot of organizations don’t pay enough attention to. Think LinkedIn is nothing more than a virtual resume and profile? Let’s dig a little deeper. How To Increase Leads Using LinkedIn We’ll just come right out and say it. LinkedIn is excellent for generating leads. The mortgage and debt industries both took big hits in 2013,…
  • Top News Events of 2013 for Mortgage, Debt Settlement and Solar Industries

    Danielle Devereux
    13 Jan 2014 | 11:15 am
    RGR Marketing HIgh Quality B2B Leads Online The industries we serve weren’t shy to change in 2013. In fact, some of the most notable changes in the industry’s history occurred this past year. While some of these changes made it easier for industry professionals to get the job done, others made the process more difficult. To help ring in 2014, we’ve compiled the top news events of 2013 for the biggest industries we serve. TCPA Implements Changes Affecting Mortgage and Debt Industries In October 2013, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act added more restrictions to telemarketing…
  • Student Loan Borrowers Receive More Protection from CFPB

    Danielle Devereux
    27 Dec 2013 | 7:45 am
    RGR Marketing HIgh Quality B2B Leads Online       In honor of adding student loan leads to our offerings as of  January 1st, we thought we’d share some knowledge about how the CFPB is protecting borrowers and let you know we are 100% compliant with the bureau to ensure you only get the highest quality leads.               As of March, 2014, student loan borrowers will benefit from the supervision of their loan servicers by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) What This Means – Widening the Umbrella The CFPB are already…
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  • Summer Loving: How to Market Your Brand This Season

    Melissa Botha
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    While summer is a busy period for some, it can be a slow season for many businesses. However, with people going away on vacation or simply taking time off, summer can be an excellent time to build on existing customer relationships and take advantage of a slower pace to execute some long awaited campaigns. Word of Mouth Marketing When people get superior information from those they trust, they make informed decisions, and thereby feel empowered.  It is important to drive conversations and help clients become the most recommended and chosen brands in their category. Implementing effective…
  • The World’s Coolest Offices

    Simone Basson
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    Most of us that work a 9-5 job are stuck in clinical, fluorescent-lit cubicles throughout the day and feel lucky if our office has a snack shop of sorts. Those who find themselves in companies on the forefront of innovation, such as internet god, Google, have a much different picture to describe. According to Fast Company, “Google employees of the world are zooming around on scooters, slipping down tube slides, playing on their indoor putting greens, and gloating about the awesomeness of their offices.” That is, if these spaces can even be considered to be offices! As one Google…
  • As Google Gives, They Take Away: ‘Not provided’ Matched Paid Search Term Data

    Ryan Haines
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    Following up on their ‘not provided’ keyword data restriction for organic search, Google have now proposed the same for paid search keyword data. In this blog I’ll discuss the reason, cause and effects of this on PPC best practices. Source: Google Ads Developer Blog “We’ve long worked to keep your searches on Google secure. We provided SSL encryption for signed-in searches in 2011 and have rolled that out to searches from the omnibox in the Chrome browser. Today, we are extending our efforts to keep search secure by removing the query from the referer on ad clicks originating from…
  • The ROI of Selfies: The Rise of The Micro-Celebrity

    Diana Mjojo
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    Instagram has brought on the rise of the micro-celebrity. A new kind of celebrity landscape, where the subject of your fandom actually engages with you, which in turn creates more of a connection. It’s clearly prime sowing ground for profit. Lately the term micro-celebrity has been thrown around a lot in light of Sylvain Labs’ documentary, ‘Instafame’, in which she follows the life of New York based teen who has 81 000 followers on Instagram at the time of production. His fan base was entirely built on people’s appreciations of his selfies. Source: The term was…
  • Sharing the Love: MediaVision’s Top Tips For Great Client Relations

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    It’s been a pretty cool couple of months here at the MediaVision office. Not only have we been shortlisted for a Marketing Week Engage Award in the digital category for our work with Aquascutum, but we’ve also reached recommended status with the Recommended Agency Register. This register is a list of agencies from a variety of industries and skill sets, collected to make it easier for clients to find the best agency for them. What’s great about this register is that one of our clients had to suggest us for inclusion, which we are thrilled about. MediaVision is proud to have great…
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    Wired Advisor eMarketing Blog

  • Got Press? How to Build Relationships with the Media Today

    Stephanie Sammons
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Developing relationships with industry and major media outlets certainly pre-dated social media. However it will never be the same again. Previous to social media, even as publications of all shapes and sizes shifted to the Internet for both research and publishing, getting in front of reporters generally required a public relations firm. PR firms traditionally have had the most extensive reach with the media and can open doors often otherwise firmly locked. That terrain for working with the media has become much more navigable as the adoption of social media has mainstreamed, not only in…
  • Should You Disable LinkedIn Endorsements?

    Stephanie Sammons
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    Did you know that you can now both hide and opt-out of LinkedIn endorsements? Wait. Read this article in its entirety before you take any action. In case you are unfamiliar with LinkedIn endorsements, your connections can publicly “endorse” you for your skills and these are displayed on your LinkedIn profile. You have the ability to select and manage your listed skills. This is how LinkedIn endorsements are displayed on your profile: LinkedIn Profile Endorsements from Your Connections The Benefits of LinkedIn Endorsements Although many dismiss LinkedIn endorsements as worthless…
  • Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes With Your Financial Blog – Part 2

    Stephanie Sammons
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
    This post is a continuation of Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes With Your Financial Blog – Part 1. Here are 5 more mistakes to avoid or fix with your financial blog! #6)Your blog’s permalinks structure is messed up Typically your permalinks structure was set up on your blog when you first launched it. You want the url structure for your blog posts to look like this: If your links have funky symbols or numbers in them, rather than simply the name of your site and title of your post, most likely they aren’t structured properly. Clean…
  • Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes With Your Financial Blog – Part 1

    Stephanie Sammons
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    This is part 1 of a two part series. There are definitely some best practices when it comes to blogging that can help you become more successful with your efforts. There are also some critical mistakes to avoid that may be holding you back. I’ve compiled a list of the 10 most common mistakes I see with financial advisor blogs and how to overcome them: #1)YOU are missing from your blog I don’t see your picture, your story, or your personality anywhere on your blog. These 3 things should be packaged up in your sidebar and in the bio box at the end of every blog post. Your Google…
  • March Madness Financial Blog Challenge Participants

    Stephanie Sammons
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:31 am
    For the month of March, we challenged financial advisor and industry professionals to step-up their blogging efforts with the Wired Advisor March Madness Financial Blog Challenge! The rules of the challenge? Each participant is striving to publish 16 blog posts (the Sweet 16) during the month of March.   Wired Advisor March Madness Financial Blog Challenge Below is the list of financial professionals who have entered the Wired Advisor March Madness Financial Blog Challenge. First NameLast NameBlog url JamesBrewer MartyMorua…
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    Internet Marketing Rockstar in the making |

  • Understanding the Heartbleed Bug

    13 Apr 2014 | 1:22 am
    This might be a little too late for this because it’s been almost a week after the public announcement of this dangerously popular Heartbleed bug. But I must admit, I didn’t really understand what they were talking about until I found this kinda funny comic illustration of how this bug works (see below). All I ... The post Understanding the Heartbleed Bug appeared first on Internet Marketing Rockstar in the making |
  • How To Create Your Own Private Proxy Using Amazon EC2 and Putty on Windows

    2 Mar 2014 | 12:35 am
    Proxies are very useful when you want to surf the internet using another IP address. It lets you browse websites as if you are in a different location. This is important for internet marketers for testing campaigns and viewing offer sites. A great practical example is viewing CPA Affiliate offers. Most of them are targeted ... The post How To Create Your Own Private Proxy Using Amazon EC2 and Putty on Windows appeared first on Internet Marketing Rockstar in the making |
  • How To Create Paypal Subscription Links

    20 Feb 2014 | 1:06 am
    Sometimes you encounter a special need to use Paypal payment links instead of button codes. Like if you want to use custom payment/subscribe buttons which are specially designed to match with the other elements of your site. Or if you simply want to send the subscription link via email. Unfortunately, Paypal’s documentations only talk about ... The post How To Create Paypal Subscription Links appeared first on Internet Marketing Rockstar in the making |
  • How To Have Other Bloggers Thank You For Stealing Their Content And Making Money Out Of It

    11 Feb 2014 | 8:38 am
    Making money online without your own website can be tough. Heck, even having your own site does not guarantee making money. That is, if you don’t have the right tools to do it. But before we go into that, let’s talk about something more important first. And be sure to read through to the end ... The post How To Have Other Bloggers Thank You For Stealing Their Content And Making Money Out Of It appeared first on Internet Marketing Rockstar in the making |
  • My SSH Commands Cheatsheet

    6 Feb 2014 | 6:13 am
    Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of work dealing with servers and I couldn’t help but turn to using SSH to do stuff in order to save time. Before, I’d really prefer not doing tasks on my web servers via SSH because I did not start making things for the web using the command line. ... The post My SSH Commands Cheatsheet appeared first on Internet Marketing Rockstar in the making |
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    AOM Services Online Marketing and Search Engine Optimization Training Blog

  • Finding a Bad Link is like finding a needle in a Haystack

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:47 pm
    @mattcutts u are killing me, please turn down the pain on backlinks. 200 spam domains = blown off G. A day spent w links. needle->{haystack}— Online Marketing (@AOMServices) April 10, 2014 When it comes to the world of search, we here at AOM do in fact put all our search eggs in one Easter basket.   Does that make us crazy?  A little.  But it’s only because the one basket happens to have more of a market share than all the rest combined.  Just to be clear, we focus our efforts on obtaining traffic from the Google search engine using only the white hat methods…
  • Why should our business site be mobile friendly?

    7 Nov 2013 | 6:55 pm
    More often than not, when we are talking to business owners about mobile friendly sites they say “well our business site works on a mobile phone, isn’t that good enough?” Just because you can see your website on your phone does not mean it is mobile friendly. What mobile friendly actually means is that your website has a specified cascading style sheet (CSS) that serves a special mobile design of your website on mobile devices. This is most often noted by the size of the device. The mobile specified style sheet is also crawled differently and the search engine crawler bots look for this…
  • Do you know how to upload images/videos from a digital camera directly to an iPad?

    30 Oct 2013 | 5:16 pm
    A common issue we have seen is that a iPad user cannot access pictures they have taken with their digital camera. This is because the iPad does not have a USB port. Do you know how to upload images or videos from a digital camera to an iPad without a USB cord? If you do we would like to hear how you do. Leave your solution below: PRO tip: upload a video to YouTube showing how you upload images or videos from a digital camera to an iPad without a USB cord. AOM Services is an independent resource for information. Apple products, including the iPod, iPhone, iPad are all trademarks of Apple Inc.
  • 3 Online Marketing Pain Points all Businesses Face and How to Overcome Them

    23 Oct 2013 | 1:54 pm
    “We need someone like you, but we cannot afford to staff someone like you. We also do not have the time or expertise to complete our online marketing projects to reach our goals. We will hire you to take on this online marketing project and all future online marketing projects.” 3 prospective clients said the exact same thing to me today. In 3 different successful meetings, each new client shared the same 3 pain points. In the 5 years I have been solely dedicated to the success of local and national businesses, these 3 pain points seem to be quite common. The most common pain points we…
  • Hummingbird Removes the Need to Build Backlinks | Proof + Tips

    14 Oct 2013 | 6:59 pm
    One of the biggest headaches for ranking content in the Google search engine has been the ability to gather links to your website from other websites. Many webmasters have become concerned with “giving” any links. So even if you are able to procure a few links back to your site from other sites, the majority of backlinks fall under the “nofollow” category and have little value. If you are able to obtain “dofollow” links, then congratulations you have just obtained something harder than making ecommerce sales to first time visitors of your website. The practice for almost every SEO…
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  • Facebook News Feed Update

    Adesh Saxena
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:52 am
    Facebook announced changes that will reduce the visibility of pandering posts and outright spam. This is big shock to Facebook page admins who are spamming and sharing lots of links on Facebook. Aim of Facebook is to connect the people each other and few people are misusing this feature. Actually they are forgetting the real meaning of Social Media. Facebook has set its targets on publishers of Pages  - “Today we are announcing a series of improvements to News Feed to reduce stories that people frequently tell us are spammy and that they don’t want to see. Many of these stories are…
  • Website Optimization and Site Structure Analysis Tools

    Adesh Saxena
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    Site Structure Analysis normally called as website optimization. Site structure analysis is first step in optimizing a site. This analysis is not about rebuilding your website but it is to boost up your ranking through enhancing the nature of your site. This analysis deals with the very best practices to improve your sites presence on search engines, that includes detailed keyword optimization, classification and tag cloud production, and PR methods to increase inbound links and enhance the keyword position in SERP. Websites optimization makes your content to optimize the display speed. Fast…
  • SEO Strategies and Plan in 2014 – Know the Exact Action Plan

    Adesh Saxena
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:48 am
    After so many changes in world of SEO, it’s very difficult to track what is still appropriate and what isn’t. SEO Strategies and Plan that SEO professional were using in year 2013 will not give the exact thing that they are looking for. SEO in 2014 almost changed because of important Google Update. The reason Why Google is coming up with its several updates like Hummingbird, Panada and Penguin because Google want to provide best search results. After several updates and lots of changes in SEO world, few people still doing same SEO Plan and even few SEO outsourcing company also…
  • Google+ adds page view counts to user profiles

    Adesh Saxena
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:05 am
    Ever wonder how many times your shared Google+ content has been seen? Starting today you’ll see a new number on your Google+ profile or page: total content views. Google made an interesting update to Google plus. Every profile page now includes the total number of times the user’s content has been seen by others. This new number is the sum of all of the views of the user’s profile, posts and photos since October 2012. Google+ adds page view counts If you want to hide your views, you can also do that from your profile settings. Google probably hopes that many users will be surprised by…
  • What is the Scope of SEO ?

    Adesh Saxena
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:29 am
    Hi Friends, Today I am going to discuss very important topic in Online Marketing. Well before we discuss , you should know about me:- I am a Digital Marketing Professional with 2.5 years of Online Marketing strategy & consulting experience. I like to work with start-ups and companies looking to develop new online business. I have trained hundreds of corporate & entrepreneurs on Internet Marketing strategies. Currently am working as Online Marketing Trainer at India based MNC Company and also freelance helping other clients. I am really very thankful to all my senior and co-workers…
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  • Top 15 Images in /r/web_design [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Jesse Aaron
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    I went through the top - all time links in the web design subreddit, only pulling out the images and their associated titles, compiling them together in the graphic below: Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: MashboutThe post Top 15 Images in /r/web_design [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Mashbout.
  • 5 Attractive Article Structures to Increase Readership

    Jesse Aaron
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    As a regular guest author on a variety of niche sites – such as Venture Beat’s Games Beat to Social Media Examiner to Buzzfeed – I often have to quickly adjust my writing style to fit their tone. This is pretty customary for me now, but at first it was time consuming. I’d have to make a lot of edits and forgot small tidbits like preferred image sizes and saving as plain text versus word docs. Unknowingly this soon showed me very important reasons for an article going viral or an article being very valuable, ultimately a method to increase readership: headlines are…
  • The Social Media Hacker’s Guide to Creating Targeted Audience Groups

    Jesse Aaron
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    Take out your corncob pipes, herringbone caps, and pea coats – it’s time to tap into our inner social media Sherlock. In this guide we’ll cover five mediums we can utilize for creating targeted audience groups. Not only will we have penta-segments, but a surplus of relevant promotion targets for content marketing. Let’s jump in. 1. Segmenting Audiences on reddit Perhaps the most important aspect of reddit in terms of audience discovery is the “subreddit” feature which allows users to create or search for specified sub-forums relevant to their niche. Your mission:…
  • 5 Must-Watch TED Talks for Social Media Marketers

    Jesse Aaron
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    Our world – the world of social media marketers – is just as fast paced as SEO. We need to be adaptive. Quick on our feet. Swift thinkers. Educational video series “TED” highlights the mantra, “ideas worth sharing.” Each “TED talk” features professionals in a wide variety of disciplines and fields. They give presentations and lectures, some demonstrations, and they inevitbly leave us in an enlightened state. While the topics of TED scatter across sciences, math, and history, I’ve gone through and hand-picked five TED talks for social media…
  • 10 Guru Tips for Social Media: Leveling with the Pros

    Jesse Aaron
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:08 am
    What is the one thing we share with the CEO of Amazon (other than our money)? How about the marketing mastermind, Seth Godin, or the celebrated author, Malcolm Gladwell? The answer is quite simple. We all started at the bottom. Whether it’s business, technology, homebrewing, or even gardening, we all have to plant our seeds and work diligently to grow them into something that flourishes. It’s 2013 and social media has nestled into the soil of our garden – in fact, it may be the very roots giving life to our business. Consider the following table by ESCP Europe Marketing Professor,…
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    Tamar SEO and Social Blog

  • Advertising Week Europe: 10 stories that made a big impact

    Tanya Goodin
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:12 am
    All this week we’ve been enjoying events down at Advertising Week Europe here in London – with over 200 sessions spread over 6 locations and 4 days, the amount of discussion and debate going on has been massive. With such a wide array of panels, seminars and debates going on, it’s impossible to attend everything – the Tamar team have been to dozens, but clearly you’re never going to be able to catch it all. Thankfully though, a number of the biggest sessions made headline news – with a few causing ripples globally. If you’ve been following our tweets…
  • Battle of the insurance brands – Who has the most engaged fans?

    Henry Elliss
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:55 am
    When it comes to social media measurement, there’s a lot of confusion over what measurement constitutes ‘success’ – and which metrics are just fluff. Raw and easy-to-compare numbers likes ‘Fans’ and ‘Followers’ are all well and good, but relying on them can hide a multitude of sins: Engagement – You might have a lot of people following you, but how many of them are actually responding and engaging with you? Relevancy – How many of your followers are actually in your target audience or demographic? Intent – Why did those people…
  • Facebook buys virtual reality firm Oculus for $2 bn

    Valentin Boulan
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:06 am
    Yesterday, Facebook announced the purchase of virtual reality technology firm Oculus for $2 bn. The deal will include $400m in cash, as well an additional $1.6bn in Facebook shares. On top of that, the employees could receive another $300m in performance bonuses. Following the recent purchase of mobile service WhatsApp and that of Instagram in 2012, this is yet another major purchase for the social media giant. So what’s in it for Facebook this time? Virtual reality headset Oculus’ core product is the Oculus Rift, an immersive video gaming headset which is yet to be released, but…
  • Brands: Facebook wants your money, and you’re going to give it to them. Here’s why

    Henry Elliss
    20 Mar 2014 | 3:49 am
    According to a widely-quoted story from ‘Valleywag’, a source at Facebook has leaked the news that FB will soon reduce the visibility of Page posts to 1-2%. According to the un-named source, the social networking giant has decided that it’s about time that they made some money from the brands who have been using their platform as a free marketing channel for 5+ years. In a nutshell, it means that if you have 100,000 fans on Facebook, any content you post will likely only be visible to 1,000 of those fans – meaning of course that the incentive to pay to…
  • Scrabble – Epically failing online since 2008. But why?

    Henry Elliss
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:52 am
    In these days of social gaming, it’s easy to assume that every game ever invented has the opportunity to take on a new lease of life. In lots of cases, this is true – Only this morning I was sat on my train to work, listening to the unmistakable ‘jingle jingle’ soundtrack of a child playing Sonic the Hedgehog on his mother’s smartphone. With the Facebook gaming platform in particular giving new life to old formats, lots of game makers are embracing this new change – with many finding new ways to monetise previously straight-forward games using…
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    ROI Factor Blog

  • 5 Ways to Build Brand Loyalty on Social Media

    Angelina Concialdi
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Taking the time to build loyalty with your customers is one of the best long-term investments you can make for your business. From creating brand advocates to establishing relationships that can help your business increase it's brand recognition, the value in creating a passionate customer base is huge. In an effort to make it clear just how helpful this can be for a brand, here are 5 simple steps that will help you create immense value through brand loyalty on social media. Don't Sell Your Product When trying to create brand loyalty, your business should ask itself: "Why should a user follow…
  • The Benefits of Conversion Rate Optimization

    Austin Paley
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    If your business is still wondering how it can better optimize its online presence to generate more sales online, one great option is to take a serious look at the benefits of conversion rate optimization. What was once considered a luxury for only the most adventurous business has now become a common and extremely effective tool for businesses that are looking for relatively simple and actionable ways to make their online presence more profitable. Taking the time to A/B test your marketing channels, as we’ve mentioned in a variety of previous posts, can illuminate fantastic opportunities…
  • Using an Infographic as a Press Release and Why Your Brand Should Try It

    Megan Biondi
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    After making a stunning infographic, you posted it on your blog and shared it on your social media platforms - but now what do you do with it? How do you make an infographic go viral? One idea is using an infographic as the image in your press release. Press releases are often very text heavy, especially when it comes to B2B marketing. When reporters are sifting through information, they are looking for content that will be the most engaging to their readers. Just like the goal for creating consumer focused content, an infographic is much easier to digest than reading through an entire study.
  • The Benefits of a Concept Model

    Joseph Cavanna
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    Concept modeling revolves around the visual representation of concepts, broad to specific. These ideas exist only in individual's thoughts and their purpose is for us to collaborate on ideas understanding the subject matter of which is to be presented. The overall goal is to simplify complex information or ideas visually. Concept models close the gap between requirements and planning, between stating the problem and solving the problem. It establishes a consolidated holistic view of what the project is, what it does and the users it will help. It is also a great way to show visually how…
  • How to Create High Quality Infographics

    Matthew McAlister
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    Creating Quality Content As search engines become smarter, the emphasis for creating content for businesses has moved from SEO-based landing page copy to quality, shareable blogs, slideshares, and infographics. Content creators, now more than ever, are rewarded for content that appeals to users, not search engines. As a content specialist at Blue Fountain Media, one of my principal responsibilities is creating content for our clients that stands out against the background static of turgid and uninteresting keyword blogging. Don't get me wrong, writing for particular keywords is still…
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    The Internet Marketing Blog of Jon Leuty For Making Money Online

  • A thousand mile journey begins with a single step

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:02 am
    A thousand mile journey begins with a single step “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” > Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu > Chinese philosopher (604 BC – 531 BC) I love this quote. Don’t you? It makes me smile, because it reminds me how simple life really is. Losing weight is straight forward. Eat less, eat healthier and exercise. You don’t need to read thousands of books about it. You just need to take a step and do it. Same goes for business. The gurus and their fans would have you read, watch, listen and consume everything. That’s…
  • [Free Video] Anatomy Of A Six Figure Sales Funnel

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    [Free Video] Anatomy Of A Six Figure Sales Funnel Watch this free video called “The Anatomy Of A Six Figure Sales Funnel” that shows you the ins and outs of a profitable sales funnel. The Sales funnel that you will see, will show you a simple process broken down step-by-step which has been proven to work like gangbusters in multiple markets and niches. You also get a companion PDF that is a mind map of the entire funnel so you can easily model it in your business! Pretty awesome stuff really. Just a free treat I thought I’d send your way! So complete your details above and…
  • Google Video Ranking How You Too Can Rank Your Video Quickly on Google

    4 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    Google Video Ranking How You Too Can Rank Your Video Quickly on Google Hey Jon Leuty here again from with a very important video this morning, I wanted to show you something. For those of you who follow me you will notice that I uploaded a video yesterday about choosing the right affiliate program and I wanted to show you the results for that today on Google because you’ll be amazed at where it is already and it’s only be uploaded for 9 hours, anyway lets head on over to Google and I ‘ll show you EXACTLY what I’m talking about. Hey Jon…
  • Affiliate Marketing – How to Choose The Best Affiliate Program

    3 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Affiliate Marketing – How to Choose The Best Affiliate Program It’s time for your second lesson. I hope you found lesson one informative. Today we are going to talk about affiliate programs and what you should look for before joining them. Let’s jump right in and start with one of the best ways I can think of to choose a product to promote and that is by deciding weather or not you are interested in purchasing the product yourself.  If that is the case, chances are, there are many others who are also interested in it as well. Of course, you can’t just base your…
  • How to Eliminate Your Excuses and Start a Successful Internet Marketing Business Online

    2 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    How to Eliminate Your Excuses and Start a Successful Internet Marketing Business Online Hey guys, Jon Leuty here from the Prosperity Team with a quick audio for you today. I just wanted to introduce you to somebody and really ask you a question. The question is this: If you’re looking to start a business on the internet, why haven’t you done it yet? I’m pretty sure that whatever excuse you’ve got for not doing it is not as big as the excuse of the guy I’d like you to meet ok? This guy has become successful on the internet, despite the fact that he is deaf! Now I…
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    Marco Moeschter

  • How to get an online business started? Do you ask this yourself all the time?

    Marco Moeschter
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    How to get an online business started? Do you ask this yourself all the time?   How to get an online business started is a question a lot of people ask their self when they plan their first steps towards to goal. And the first point a lot of those people don’t get right is that the first step always the start is. They overthink and overcomplicate everything and wonder why there is no progress in their efforts. Watch the video and I give you a few solutions.   Please like and share if you got value out of it! Marco Moeschter P.S.  Add me on Facebook if you haven’t…
  • How to Fail Your Way to Success

    Marco Moeschter
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    How to Fail Your Way to Success   Let’s get something out of the way real quick: failure is everywhere. That’s right. Nine times out of ten, whatever it is that you try, whenever you try, however you try, wherever you try, chances are, you will fail. The reality is, failure is everywhere. Most of the time people will try to do something they don’t always succeed. In fact, most of the time, they don’t succeed at all. Still, the world goes on. Still, the world hasn’t fallen apart. People haven’t gone crazy. The streets haven’t filled with angry…
  • Built a real business without cheating yourself

    Marco Moeschter
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Built a real business without cheating yourself Built a real business! Don’t listen to all those guys who are telling you can make 10K bye tomorrow without much work!? Stop looking for those push button solutions and start to build a real business.  People searching all the time for answers to their problems and even when you tell them what to do most of them don’t listen. Strange like it is.   Most people know exactly what they have to do when it comes to work on their business but you know what they don’t do it! Strange isn’t it! The same goes with fat people they know they have…
  • Learning how to find answers to questions you might have about Internet Marketing

    Marco Moeschter
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:19 am
    Learning how to find answers to questions you might have about Internet Marketing   Internet Marketing can be confusing in the beginning and you might have a lot of questions and don’t now where or how you can find answers to those questions you might have. There are a few ways for getting your answers the might be easier than you think. Watch the video and I’ll show you how you can get your questions answered.   Video: Learning how to find answers     Marco Moeschter   P.S.  Join my Facebook Group if you haven’t already:…
  • Small Quick Wins which will bring you the undying love from your visitors

    Marco Moeschter
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    Small Quick Wins which will bring you the undying love from your visitors             People will love you if you can give them the experience of a small quick win. Just share something you did yourself a quick tip or an experience which can people take, implement and get value out of it or which will change their day. Your readers/ viewers/ subscribers will always associate this quick win with you which can be the first step for a better relationship.   Video: Small Quick Wins   Marco Moeschter   P.S.  Join my Facebook Group if you haven’t…
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    Netrepid » Cloud Computing And Data Center Blog From Netrepid

  • 2014′s Best April Fools Pranks: Cloud And Tech Edition

    Jonathan Bentz
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    Below is a collection of the various April Fools Pranks pulled today by companies in the cloud and hosting industry. Tech companies are known for working hard – and playing hard, too – and April Fools Day always seems to be one of those days we are all famous for playing. If you know of a great 2014 April Fools Prank we missed from a cloud or hosting provider, leave it in the comments below. We will try to verify it (as best as we can) and add it to our list throughout the day. LAST UPDATE: 4:01 PM EST The Best April Fools Pranks Of 2014 Name Ninja has issued a .RobFord TLD (h/t…
  • Scranton-area Data Center Creates Frantic Customers, Mass Colocation Migration In Northeast

    Jonathan Bentz
    21 Mar 2014 | 11:04 am
    By Jonathan Bentz, Marketing Manager Scranton-area data center customers who utilize a local data center for their colocation received a surprising email yesterday morning informing them that the company is raising their prices AND moving their flagship data center – with all of its tenants – to a new facility in North Carolina by April 1. The email cited cost increases in electricity and other expenses related to the colocation business as the reason for the rate increases and the move. Per Web Hosting Talk, which first publicly published the email sent to customers…
  • The Best Resources For Tracking Bluehost Outages

    Jonathan Bentz
    20 Mar 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Power Surge Update: Power is back. As servers come online there may be some intermittent up/down issues, hang tight as things stabilize! — Bluehost (@bluehost) February 3, 2013 While it’s unfortunate, it is true – web hosting providers occasionally have outages. Even we aren’t immune from the occasional loss of service. But while all hosting providers succomb to the reality of outages every now and then, the good folks at Bluehost seem to go down with a high level of frequency. #sadbuttrue If you are one of the estimated 2 million customers currently hosting your…
  • How CIOs Need To Prepare Their IT Infrastructure For 2015/2016

    Jonathan Bentz
    12 Feb 2014 | 8:33 am
    By Sam Coyl, President/CEO I was recently asked to provide some insights on how CIOs need to prepare their IT infrastructure for the future. Since this is something we help businesses of all sizes prepare for every day in our offices, I decided to take a second and share my insights here on the blog. Thank you for reading along. If you have any additional insights to share, please do in the comments below. I look forward to reading them. What Changes Are Coming In The Next 2 Years With Regard To IT Infrastructure? CIOs need to start thinking more in terms of seamless services rather than…
  • Small Business Virtualization: 5 Questions. 5 Answers.

    Jonathan Bentz
    7 Feb 2014 | 8:12 am
    By Sam Coyl, President/CEO Virtualization has completely changed the way we look at resource allocation today. Traditionally, servers were grossly oversized in an effort to ensure scalability and redundancy. The trade-off was disproportionate costs related to actual needs. Now, thanks to technological advancements, virtualization gives small businesses a much greater level of control on hardware resources. Additionally, the redundancy, failover, upgrade, and disaster recovery processes are much faster, more reliable and more scalable. Below are five common questions I get related to small…
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    WiderFunnel Marketing Conversion Optimization

  • 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…
  • The Truth Behind the Yin and Yang of Conversion Rate Optimization

    Chris Goward
    16 Feb 2014 | 9:36 am
    I’m going to advocate for the flip side of the conversion coin today. I’m delving into the “dark side” that is rarely discussed. At WiderFunnel, we always advocate the importance of testing and data-driven decision making. The truth is that you can’t do conversion optimization without testing and web analytics is important for identifying optimization opportunities. But, testing and data alone don’t tell the whole the story. The truth: testing is the easy part.   Tweet this:The truth: testing is the easy partTweet Gasp! Yes. It’s the how and…
  • Nine Strategies for Becoming the Marketing Optimization Champion Your Company Can’t Live Without

    Chris Goward
    12 Jan 2014 | 1:11 pm
    I’d like to share a few techniques today that will help you more effectively sell good ideas within your organization. You can use these tips to advocate for conversion optimization or any other business improvement. But first, why do we need “techniques” to “sell” good ideas? Conversion optimization, for instance, should be an easy sell into an organization, right? How could you not want to gain double and triple-digit conversion rate lifts in your most important business goals? How could you not want to dramatically improve your Return on Ad Spend and Average…
  • 14 Ways to Have Digital Marketing Success in 2014

    Chris Goward
    22 Dec 2013 | 9:12 am
    2013 was a great year for conversion optimization. We saw digital marketers making it their #1 priority, tied with Content Marketing. Conversion Optimization moved up from 34 to 39% of marketers making it their top priority. Demand for knowledge about “conversion optimization” continues to grow since it emerged in 2007, as shown in Google Trends: At the same time as “search engine optimization” is declining in popularity: We’ve seen the industry evolve considerably. In the “early days” of WiderFunnel we spent much of our time educating companies about…
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    Niche Blitzkrieg Home Business Guide

  • Home Based Business Tips For Novices And Experts

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    You can make a great deal of money at home, and it is a way to balance home life a bit easier. It is, however, crucial to turn your business venture into a success so you can live comfortably. What do you think it takes to start and run a successful home based business? This article will give you a few tips from professionals that will help you stay at the head of the game. If you are creating a product from scratch, be sure to determine your production costs so you can price the finished product appropriately. Basic wholesale prices would be twice that of cost. On the other hand, the…
  • Handy Tips And Tricks For Home Businesses

    11 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    Many people think of starting a home-based business, but they don’t know where to begin or what to do. If you’re one of those lost people who doesn’t know how to make your dream a reality, this article is for you. This article is full of great tips and information on starting and maintaining your business. If you don’t know what you want to sell, think about what products you want or need. For a product to sell successfully, it must fill a need consumers have that is not currently being met. There’s a good chance that if you need a certain product, others do too!
  • Home Business Ideas That You Should Consider

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:21 pm
    There is a plethora of information available to help you run your home based business. Do not pay for every resource you find. Review this piece to determine what is fact and fiction when it comes to home businesses. Have a pithy soundbite to describe your business. Keeping things simple and to the point will help to catch peoples attention. This statement can give you a slogan right away, and it will cover the crucial points involved in your business. It can be both fun and challenging to begin a home based business. First you need to find the right niche. What fields or areas do you have a…
  • Wise Decisions For Your Work From Home Business

    4 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    There are many advantages to owning a home business, but there can be problems, too. You will find that it’s not hard to make a few mistakes, but these can be avoided if you do your research. These tips will help your home enterprise prosper. Get involved with online communities that support businesses run from home. There are lots of easy to find, informative websites that can give you invaluable advice. Use blog platforms to get in touch with other online business owners, and learn from them. Look for forums online. This is great for networking with others in the business and can help…
  • Home Business Enterprise Advice Everyone Needs To Know

    3 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    There are many ads out there promising instant success working from home. In reality, many people do find ways to shake off their 9-to-5 jobs in favor of home-based businesses. You can do it, but there are no hidden tricks to it. This article offers a few suggestions to get you started. If your business requires lots of driving, be certain to keep gas and mileage records. Travel expenses, regardless of their distance or frequency, are completely deductible for you. However, you need to be able to prove that that the travel is necessary for your business. Make the satisfaction of your current…
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  • 30+ Google AdSense Alternatives You Didn’t Know [Make Money Blogging]

    Mahesh Mohan
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    First Published: July 22, 2012; Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014 Google AdSense is undoubtedly the best advertising network out there that follows a pay-per-click advertising model. When Google AdSense was first launched they were accepting almost all websites with over 100 content rich pages and that comply with their basic program policies. So almost anyone was able to get an AdSense account (even with scraped content) in less than a week or two. But today, your website must not only comply with Google AdSense Program Policies but must also comply with Google Webmaster Guidelines. It…
  • Make Money Writing Articles: Top 25 Sites That Pay Upfront For Your Content

    Mahesh Mohan
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    First Published: June 25, 2012; Last Updated: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Freelance Writing is one of the best way to make money online from home and you don’t even need a website to get started. That said, if you own a blog (or even a portfolio website) then it gives you instant credibility and a lot more exposure because you will be able to showcase your skills and your portfolio. Read: The Freelance Writer’s Handbook – 61+ Tips, Resources & Guides If you check any of the Freelance sites (eLance, oDesk, Freelancer etc.) then you can see that Content Writing (Article Writing, Blog…
  • The Freelance Writer’s Handbook – 61+ Tips, Resources & Guides

    Mahesh Mohan
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    Image Credit: Flickr If you’re good at writing then you can become a freelance writer and make money out of it. But if you’re totally new to freelancing then you may be confused about where to start and that’s the reason why I’m writing this blog post. My goal is to organize some of the best resources for freelance writers to help you kick-start your freelance writing career or to make you a better writer and make more money out of it. Freelance Writing For Beginners Here I’m featuring some blog posts that I find useful for beginners or those willing to work as freelance…
  • 13 Digital Media Resources That You Don’t Want To Miss [April 4, 2014]

    Mahesh Mohan
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
    Minteresting Friday is a digital media mashup by Minterest that compiles the finest Blogging, Internet Marketing, Social Media, Tech, and Web 2.0 resources that you don’t want to miss. My Picks – #Tech #Inspiration A Cloud For Everyone, On Every Device @ TechNet How The iPhone Was Created By A ‘Cluster of Assholes’ @ Cult Of Mac 15 Things Highly Focused People Don’t Do @ Lifehack Blogging – #Tips How Long Should Each Blog Post Be? A Data Driven Answer @ Quick Sprout How I Cut My Writing Time From 2 Days To 4 Hours @ Buffer Internet Marketing – #Content YouTube Reveals The Secret…
  • Make Money Online: 101 Websites For Anyone And Everyone

    Mahesh Mohan
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    First Published: October 15, 2013; Last Updated: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 If you’re a blogger or a internet marketer or even a beginner then you already know that it’s POSSIBLE to make money online. And what’s interesting about it is that, there are a lot of ways to make money online – from selling ads, e-books, affiliate marketing, freelance writing, podcasting, consulting, designing, coding, etc. So I’m going to highlight some of those online income streams but don’t expect overnight success because creating an income stream requires a lot of work and patience. But…
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    Online Free Tools

  • iCoordinator: Collaboration & Project Managment Software

    Kamran Khan
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:28 am
    iCoordinator is a free project management software for single users, collaborate with the members of the projects and track tasks, activities in one platform. iCoordinator is also available for desktop, iPhone and Android through which you can easily access your projects and related tasks. The best thing about iCoordinator is that it's totally free for single users and it allows anytime
  • Free Tools to Help in Graphic Design (with links to tools)

    Kamran Khan
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:26 am
    Graphic designers are having a hard time these days, as are web designers because the massive popularity of the Internet has made their profession more competitive with less people to sell to. That is why up and coming graphic designers need all the help they can get, and if that help is via the way of free tools then all the better. All on the list are highly rated, which is why the list is in
  • Top 10 Technology Tools to Make Education More Interesting

    Kamran Khan
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:25 am
    Teachers face many challenges today. Students are becoming more difficult to manage, teach and inspire, while the curriculums are getting more challenging by the semester. In addition, educators feel pressured to start using technology tools in order to be in pace with the changes in education and adjust their teaching methods to students’ interests. There are numerous educational tools you can
  • Webnode: A Fast and Easy Way to Create a Professional Website

    Kamran Khan
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    The information age is booming. Running a website is not only commonplace, but it’s expected.Whether you’re a student or a business owner, a website will get you further along with regards to business opportunities, your career path, or simply personal satisfaction. And due to our fast-paced world, creating a website should never take too long or be so complex that you’re forced to give up. Why
  • Web Based Online Photoshop (Edit Photos with Ease) It's Free

    Kamran Khan
    29 Mar 2014 | 11:14 pm
    A few days ago, I've got a work to edit some of my photos, but didn't had photoshop software, time was running, though I searched for some web based applications that work similar to photoshop, I found some, but they weren't easy to use and some steps were different, I did some experiments and finally I have done it. Now I'm going to share with you steps by step guide on how you can use
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    Personal Development & Success

  • Inspirational Quotes – Ken Blanchard

    Robb Corbett
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
          Inspirational and Motivational quotes by Ken Blanchard           - There's a difference between interest and commitment.  When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient.  When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results. - Kenneth Blanchard Hey You, Ya You!  :)   If you enjoyed these inspirational and motivational quotes by Ken Blanchard, spread the good... Read more
  • Reaching Your Goals Takes Commitment

    Robb Corbett
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    <<== Share Over There! Reaching Your Goals Takes Commitment Any worthwhile goal takes commitment and persistence. Never giving up, continuing to try is the attitude that you must develop if you desire to be successful. Rome was not built in a day. You will experience ups and downs, excitement and disappointment. Everyone does! Expect to run into setbacks. Every successful person has had more than their fair share of disappointments and failures on their way to the... Read more
  • There Is Always a Map to Your Goals

    Robb Corbett
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    <<== Share Over There! There is Always a Map To Your Goals... Gang success in life in pretty much every field is like going on a trip. There are simply not that many places, (if any) in our world that have not been explored already. And guess what? Any where you want to go in this world there is a map you can pick up at your local gas station, to show you the exact route to get there. In fact for most places there are numerous routes you may choose from in order to get to... Read more
  • Opening my heart to others brings me joy

    Robb Corbett
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    <<== Share Over There! Opening my heart to others brings me joy. My heart is like a castle that I protect with all of my passion. Yet, when I let down the drawbridge to let others in, I am always happy with the outcome.  When my heart is open, my breath is calm and easy and I feel my soul relax with each heartbeat. I let my feelings flow through me. I feel vulnerable and that is okay. The purpose of opening my heart is to let in love... I realize that by opening my heart,... Read more
  • Taking Massive Action Destroys Fears

    Robb Corbett
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    <<== Share Over There! Taking Massive Action Destroys Fears We have all heard the saying “Face Your Fears”! But what does that really mean? It means really taking the time to understand what is holding you back, understand what is stopping you from doing what is required to achieve success in your life. Is it asking the boss for a raise, is it taking a chance and starting a home based business, is it   picking up the phone and calling those prospects? Write these... Read more
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  • Mobile Search Engine Optimization

    29 Mar 2014 | 12:28 am
    In an effort to enhance the search experience of smartphone users and remedy their difficulties, Google has recently announced that it will bring in some serious changes to its ranking policies and strategies. The measures might end up de-ranking those sites that are misconfigured for smartphone users. The underline is that the efforts on part of the webmasters to redesign sites to be able to flawlessly display on all devices including smartphones will be duly rewarded. To start with, it is important to note that the following aspects will be detrimental to websites. Detrimental factors…
  • Tips to Make Your Link Building Authentic

    18 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    Link building outreach is one of the big challenges in front of businesses. Talking on this topic, we need to underline this fact: those links that are easy to get cannot be quality links. This can be evidently experienced by those engaged in link building outreach by email. This kind of outreach is known to have low conversion rates. After a cumbersome slogging with this job, quite a many get frustrated due to poor or no results. However, there are proven ways to dramatically enhance your conversion success. • Understanding the link target well and personalizing the pitch to suit the…
  • Tips to drive traffic and Increase sales from LinkedIn

    11 Mar 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Most people are not aware that they are not using their LinkedIN as effectively as they could. LinkedIn’s IPO has doubled the valuation of the company on the very first day of its trading. The social media’s 102 million users spread across 200 countries have made the site the premier social networking tool on the internet. Business professionals can make the best use of this medium to evolve their marketing strategies. LinkedIN has also established itself as a highly valuable reputation management tool rendering itself as an invaluable business card that you can bank on to promote your…
  • 6 things to do while preparing your site to counter Hummingbird

    4 Mar 2014 | 6:20 am
    As Google triggered the monumental change in its search algorithm with the code name Hummingbird, 90% of the total global search queries got affected. However, everything is not lost yet. As experts point it out, the basic idea remains the same. Search engine optimization still works the same way. The focus just got increased in pushing quality content in the list to the top. Here are some things that you can consider while preparing your website to counter Hummingbird’s effect: 1. Content that talks With the launch of Hummingbird, the focus on conversational content has increased. You have…
  • Work in Compliance with Latest SEO Update to Obtain Ranking

    4 Jan 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Are you looking for SEO services? Do you know what is all about SEO services? SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is helpful for companies or individual entrepreneurs who want to find out their websites on top on search engines. If you want to find your website on top, please consider an SEO agency. There are a number of agencies all over the world offering SEO services, but Indian companies are doing well as resources are easily available. In short, you are advised to choose India based SEO company for your services if you want high quality services at pocket friendly rates. Latest SEO updates…
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    Successful Social Media Campaigns

  • Change Your Social Media Marketing Outlook With These Excellent Pointers

    13 Apr 2014 | 1:09 am
    Many people make use of social media each day. They may have multiple accounts in which they come up with content and show it to those that they know. Thus, friends can cause information to spread very quickly throughout the world using social media. This is great for businesses who need advertising. Read on to learn how to market your company on social media. Until you develop you own unique style in the social media world, mimic the style of those that you admire. Take a look at what your strongest competition is doing, and model your early efforts after their most successful tactics. Look…
  • Victory Is Yours: Social Media Marketing Helpful Hints You Need

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    Each time you start a business, offline or online, you must have a solid business plan in order to guide you in the right path. You must learn all the techniques available and then build on them with your own expertise, so use what you’ve read here to get started and then grow from there! Whatever you are posting, whether it’s a tweet, a Facebook update or a blog post, make sure that it’s interesting. Creating an interesting headlines makes it more likely that readers will be drawn into your posts, giving you more control over their online activities. Be careful if you…
  • Social Media Marketing Advice For The Business Owner

    5 Apr 2014 | 10:07 pm
    If you are using outdated marketing methods, you will be left behind! More than a fad, social media is a powerful, new marketing tool for connecting with your current and potential customers. The following paragraphs in this article have a number of tips, tricks and techniques you can use in social media marketing to ensure your personal success. Add comments, ratings and other tools for a friendly, easy to use website. By adding these things, your readers will be able to mark their favorite articles or pictures. You should keep track of what kind of content is popular. There are many helpful…
  • Social Media Marketing Campaign Strategies That Work

    1 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
    New business owners are faced with smaller budgets for their advertising campaigns than their franchise counterparts. This means they have to be smart about the ways they promote their company and rely on inexpensive methods like social media marketing, or SMM. You can use social media outlets to target your marketing campaigns to a specific group of new customers, and help retain past customers. This article contains tips about how you may start using these methods and incorporate them into your overall marketing strategy. If you want to get off on the right food with social media marketing,…
  • Stay Ahead Of The Pack WIth These Social Media Marketing Stategies

    29 Mar 2014 | 8:23 pm
    If looking at your stats sinks your heart, think about boosting your marketing efforts with a social media campaign. Sometimes, a new approach will give you renewed success. Social media marketing doesn’t cost much, has low barriers of entry, and exposes your brand to large numbers of people. By following the steps outlined here, you will be able to launch your marketing campaign using social media in a quick and easy manner. When designing your social media marketing strategy, you should put a great deal of thought into your company’s objectives and priorities. If you just throw…
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  • How to use Twitter: How to get twitters followers free

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Twitter is amazing when comes to getting targeted traffic from it. It is a bit of time vs. money though if you want to achieve massive targeted traffic in a short period of time. Let me take you through  what I have learned in 3 weeks time. At least with this method I am getting 5 to 20 followers a day working 5 minutes only to set 2 days free campaign. It is not great number of followers though but worth it -compared to the amount of time given. Covered in this blog post includes. How to use Twitter How to get twitters followers  free Twitter Analytics Get more followers on Twitter Twitter…
  • Paid Survey Jobs :Things You Should Look at While Opting For a Survey

    12 Apr 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Undertaking Paid Survey Jobs is one of the easiest ways of making money online. While there are many survey sites, few are authentic and fewer roll out money. Some has absurd terms and conditions and some are simply fake. It requires a fair bit of research to find out the authentic companies which pays. There are very few companies which pay well.  How much can you earn through surveys? It depends on you. There are people who earn $500 to $3000 per month. It all depends on the companies you are involved with. The rate of survey varies from company to company. Even the rate varies from survey…
  • Vindale Research Review – Make Money Online with Vindale Surveys

    6 Apr 2014 | 5:15 pm
    If you are looking to find out whether Vindale research is legit or a scam or just to find out about vindale research surveys. Then keep reading to the end. What is Vindale Research Vindale Research is a popular firm which specializes in evaluating the services and products of well established companies, and budding entrepreneurs. The evaluation is carried out in the form of surveys. Basic Vindale Research Background  Vindale Research performs an extensive evaluation on various products and services which have not been released in the market yet. The most prominent evaluation procedure is…
  • Amazon UK Instant Streaming Videos, Movies and Popular TV Shows vs. Instant Videos

    4 Apr 2014 | 3:02 am
    Amazon instant video service formerly known as the Amazon video on demand service offers multitude of digitized versions of your favourite movies, television shows, sporting events, news and other digital content for rental or purchase. This versatile service allows you to access and view Amazon videos, movies and popular TV shows content on your compatible connected TV or streaming device. Amazon Instant Videos UK vs Amazon instant USA As you might be aware Amazon UK has recently added free streaming of Amazon video, movies and TV shows to the existing Amazon prime.  Apart from this, Amazon…
  • Amazon Prime: What is Amazon Prime?

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Amazon Prime is one such feature that makes shopping easier and an enjoyable experience. It was first launched in the year 2005 in the United States. It spread its wings to Germany, Japan and United Kingdom in the year 2007 and was launched in France in the year 2008.     Amazon is the largest online retailer that provides unparalleled customer service and some cheap deals. What makes this reputable online retail store successful is the two day shipping facility it avails for your family members on most purchases. Generally this two day shipping comes at a price. However there are…
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  • Forum Writers Block: Three Simple Steps to Beat It!

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:28 am
    Little Johnny creates and launches his message forum. He logs in three or four times a day and post something along the lines of ten to twenty new topics each time he visits his forum. Little Johnny’s forum starts to get quite popular and his new members start replying to all of his topics each and every day he posts them. Then one day, Little Johnny cannot think of more new topic ideas to post on his forum. Little Johnny’s forum starts to get inactive after he starts to slack on making new topics.   The best way to avoid forum writers block is to not get forum writers block in the…
  • Why Search Engine Ranking is Not Working on Your Forum!

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    Is search engine ranking not working on your message forum? Have you tried countless time and time again to get better search engine ranking for your online community? Are you about to give up on improving search engine ranking for your forum altogether? Have you tried every search engine ranking technique you have heard about and can think of? Many newbie and small-forum owners will be answering yes to a few or even all of these questions above!   Forum Search Engine Ranking, a Challenge, Not a Myth!   Mastering search engine ranking on a message forum is NOT an easy task. In fact…
  • Running Multiple Forums without Getting Burnt Out in 3 Steps

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
    Hello! My name is Shawn and I am a Forum Addict… Running multiple forums is something I have done since I first discovered message forums many years ago. At one time, I was running multiple forums into the hundreds using subdomains of a few different top level domain names. Needless to say, I quickly burnt myself out on forums. I am still into running multiple forums to this day but I have to be careful otherwise I will make myself become overwhelmed with too many of them running at the same time.   Running Multiple Forums Made Easy in Just Three SIMPLE Steps!   You too can become…
  • Bad Forum Review: It might be better than you think it is!

    11 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    Have you ever got a bad forum review before when asking others to review your community? To a lot of us, it sucks to get a bad forum review. We work so hard on making our message forum the best it can possibly be and then some joker gives us a bad forum review. It just makes you want to pull your hair out while kicking and cussing – but hold up there, cowboy!   Encourage others to shoot your forum up with a bad forum review because it might help your forum out!   A bad forum review isn’t as bad as it is made out to be! Negative feedback from a bad forum review might be just what…
  • Sharing my message forums… Share yours as well!

    27 Mar 2014 | 10:18 am
    I thought we can make this week’s blog about sharing our message forums. I run a few myself so I figured I would share mine with you all to see what you think of them. Please reply to this post with links to your forum or forums as well.   Another Admin Forum – My forum focusing on creating, launching, managing, promoting, marketing and earn revenue from your very own message forum. Another Admin Forum or AAF is dedicated to discussing message forums and running them. No matter what software you use, there is a topic or two or three for you and if there isn’t one, all you have to…
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  • Top 12 Key Techniques How to Perform Effective Email Marketing

    10 Apr 2014 | 9:44 pm
    There are many causes could be defined on poor email marketing such as misleading email, irrelevant email, exploitive email or wrongly targeted email. This type of haphazard emailing practice used to vex to the recipient, harms your company branding, wastes your time-money-efforts and kill your business chances. You might know why you go with the email marketing campaign for your ROI, but how could be maximizing your return is obviously a challenge. It’s pretty possible to reshape your ROI fixing the issues who are evil or missing in the campaign. Now, you are here to pick the…
  • Top 25 Mistakes You Should Avoid with Right SEO Key Techniques

    30 Mar 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The Right SEO always goes with the time of Search Engines’ dates and updates, and grows with the natural adequate usage of search engine friendly techniques for your dynamic, flexible and responsive business outcome. You might have checked out your business website and worried with the penalized or stagnated or downward ranking. You may be trying to find out the right SEO key techniques to fix issues – but not finding the ways. So, after a long striving following the guidelines of the respective search engines, eventually, you have decided to hire a consultant.  It’s a…
  • 21 Key Techniques How to Target Your Web Traffic

    9 Feb 2014 | 5:14 am
    Most perhaps you have a startup selling of your business or already designed your marketing plan to operate it successfully so that product or service could reach among the maximum buyers at an effective cost and efforts through a comprehensive Target Your Web Traffic site or blog. And your site is responsive enough and appealing to the audience assuring a fascinating name of the niche as well. At this stage, questions might be buzzing within you that how to target your web traffic more perfectly for more coverage of sale from potential buyers? Where else is my traffic around the web to…
  • Top 16 Reasons Why Email Marketing is Essential

    20 Jan 2014 | 2:06 am
    Including email marketing, there are many marketing key techniques are being belonged in affiliate marketing to maximize return on investment (ROI); such as search marketing, referral marketing, direct mail, public relations, telemarketing, trade shows, Why email marketing is smartly essential magazines, radio, event sponsorships, field marketing, banners and so on. But why email marketing deserves an extra fabulous fitness among others? And why affiliate marketers pick out it first in their marketing portfolio management? Can you guess? Let’s get a closer look into the merits of email…
  • Top 30 Reasons Why You Should Run a Blog

    3 Jan 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Comparing any time in past, blogging is a very popular engagement now for the digital citizens worldwide. And its popularity has already stepped upon the fast growing industry passing its seedling period. If you already own a blog, great, let me request you to 30 Reasons to start a blog like this share your additional points for the well-being of potential co-bloggers. If you don’t own it yet, it’s for you this write up. Well, most perhaps you do love micro blogging in facebook, twitter or GooglePlus; but why not blogging with WordPress, Blogger or Tumblr (so on) to discover your own true…
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    Digital Information World

  • This Will Make You Feel Old - infographic

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:22 am
    The Times They Are A-Changin'- Bob Dylan - The legendary songwriter was likely talking about social trends, but little did he know what his eponymous song would be so prophetic. Here's a look at the cultural staples of yore, in the infographic below which comes curtsey of hostgator.A key takeaways is: as our tastes evolves, so too does technology. The fads and phenomena of our past live on still in new, improved, and digital formats, continually holding our attention spans, and making new memories along the way.Show Your Love, Connect With Us On Social Media: Google+ Facebook Pinterest…
  • Why are We Getting Bored: Social Media Content Overload - infographic

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Social media... Is it boring you?The use of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter has exploded over the last 5 years, each day average social network user receives 285 pieces of content, including 54,000 words and 443 minutes of video, but a research reveals that almost 6 in 10 people strongly or somewhat dislike over-sharing on social networking sites. According to YouGov study, nearly 4 out of 10 British online adults claimed to be getting bored with social sites and say they will use it less.While, "I was tired of stupid comments" and "I had crazy friends" are the two major…
  • How We Use Social Media to Find a Job - infographic

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Social media - tool for the proactive job-seeker or the procrastinator? The debate has raged for years about just how useful social networks can be for finding work.And whilst job boards continue to dominate the way in which people apply for job vacancies, the folks over at asked over 2,000 people (in UK) whether or not social media has had an impact on their job seeking habits.They found that 53 percent people now use social media to find new job vacancies, while LinkedIn remains the most popular social platform to find work, ahead of Facebook and Google+.Take a look at this…
  • Business Guide To the Wonderful World of Facebook - infographic

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:22 am
    Did you know that there are 2 billion+ connections between local businesses on Facebook, 645 Million views and 13 million comments made on business pages, and approximately 70 percent of monthly users in the US and Canada are connected to a local business on Facebook.With over 1.2 Billion active users worldwide, Facebook is an ideal social media for small business owners to promote themselves and compete on an equal playing field as huge international brands.Facebook can be an effective way of marketing your business, but if you're new to the game it can be a little overwhelming. Here's an…
  • Social, SEO, Email Or PPC - Which Marketing Channel Gets the Most Visitors - infograhic

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:45 pm
    There are dozens of ways to grow your audience and make money online, but how do the marketing channels stack up? The folks at conductor took a look at marketing industry data to find out what channel - whether social media, organic (search engine), email marketing or PPC (pay-per-click advertising) - gives marketers the most bang for their click.Research shows that 54 percent people discover new websites through organic search, 51 percent through email, 32 percent through social media and 18 percent through PPC, but visitors from search engines are 2 times more likely to be extremely engaged…
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    How To Work From Home And Make Money Online

  • Eliminate This Word From Your Vocabulary If You Want To Be Successful With An Online Business

    5 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Many people don’t realize there is one word that is stopping them from having success with an online business.  This word is uttered over and over again by people looking at a home business or those that have just started.  That word … Continue reading →
  • Your New Home Business; Full Time Or Part Time?

    31 Mar 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Part-Time Or Full-Time For Your Home Business? One question that a lot of new home business owners ask themselves is should I start out doing this part-time or full-time? Let’s talk about that and look at a few things. Conventional … Continue reading →
  • The Responsibility Of A Sponsor For A Home Business

    30 Mar 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The Responsibility Of A Sponsor For A Home Business My blog post today is geared towards anyone who is involved with or is looking to get started with any kind of home business that involves working with teams. This could … Continue reading →
  • Letting Go Of Financial Stress With An Online Business

    29 Mar 2014 | 9:03 am
    Letting Go Of Financial Stress With An Online Business Feeling the Challenges of Financial Stress? I remember a few years back, when I first started online. I became a friend and business partners I met through the internet shared a … Continue reading →
  • What Is Stopping You From Starting A Home Business And How Can You Fix It?

    27 Mar 2014 | 3:38 pm
    What is stopping you from starting and how can you fix it?  Let me know in the comments section below! Many times we let simple things stop us from starting.   I’m talking about anything in life… in business, family, … Continue reading →
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  • 8 Must Have Google Analytics Browser Extensions

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:56 am
    Browsers are turning into one-stop-shop operations with the advent of extensions and now include anything from games to professional web analytics engines. Web analytics is a big part of web marketing and analysts prefer to have all the required data in one application. So, adding the requisite extension to your browser makes it easy for analysts to manage data, keep an eye on latest results and to help with efficient decision-making. Google Chrome is one of the leading browsers with a user-share of over 50% and rising, since February 2013. This means that users prefer Chrome to any other…
  • 3 Brands who Committed Suicide on Twitter and How You can Do Better

    7 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Every day it seems like there’s a new lesson to be learned (or maybe even a dozen new lessons) in social media. Brands of all shapes, sizes, and types are giving marketers reason to change what they’re doing or adapt their tactics. Over time, we begin to see what works, what doesn’t, and what’s just plain wrong. Today we’ll look into 3 brands who are an example of reputation management disaster, brands who committed suicide of twitter. Unfortunately, when looking at the field of online reputation management, there are a few brands that have definitely gotten it…
  • What is Real Time Bidding? How Does it work and Why you Need it in your PPC Campaigns?

    Salman Aslam
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    Why is real time bidding important for Your PPC Campaign? Right now, everyone is buzzing about real-time bidding and if you’re taking part in a paid search campaign, it’s definitely a buzz phrase worth investigating. This new way of running display campaigns is revolutionary in many ways and will only expand in the coming months as more merchants start investing in real-time bidding. What is Real Time Bidding? Traditionally, Display advertising required advertisers to pay a fixed rate for a certain number of impressions which is how media buys worked. Advertisers use static…
  • 5 Conversion Rate Optimization Case Studies You should Bookmark

    24 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    Conversion optimization is both an art and a science. Few digital marketing agencies put it to good use, instead opting to focus in on just the tactics themselves and not necessarily the on-page elements that drive conversions. Conversion Rate Optimization is something we specialize in at Omnicore Agency, as we like to go above and beyond to help our clients see success. When it comes to conversion optimization case studies, the internet is full of tales of increased ROI and A/B testing success stories, but we do have a few that we like to cite often as these changes are smart and impactful.
  • PPC Account Optimization: 5 Tips to Spring Clean your Google Adwords Account

    Salman Aslam
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:30 pm
    It’s that time of year again. If you’ve been neglecting your PPC accounts, now is the perfect time for your PPC account optimization to give it a good refresh so that it performs at its best. While we recommend consulting with a PPC agency to get the deepest of spring cleanings, there are quite a few things you can do on your own to ensure your accounts are delivering the best return. No matter what your line of business or your PPC strategy, you can benefit from following these tips from our team of PPC experts: Clear Out Keyword Clutter If it’s been awhile since…
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    Own Your Life with Internet Marketing

  • 30 Plus 4 Ways to Ensure You Never Ran Out Of Content Ideas Like My Tap Did This Morning

    Eyram Hlortsi
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    When you desperately need to come up with content ideas or topics for your blog, your brain sometimes go blank. Nothing comes to your mind. It can get very frustrating when you find yourself in this state. This is the reason why many blogs get abandoned. The writers can not keep up with coming up with new content anymore. Their stream of content ideas dry up. Just to let you into my bathroom first. Before I decided to write on this topic, I was taking a shower all n****d. Suddenly, the tap stopped flowing. I still had a soapy foam in my face, the situation was not pleasant at all. While my…
  • The Pleasure and Pain of Your Job Employment Offer

    Eyram Hlortsi
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:30 am
    You just secured the job employment opportunity of your dream. Here comes the problem! According to the its workplace shift index, Deloitte states that, 80% of all workers are unhappy at their current place of employment. What an irony? This is particularly so when you see how people celebrate when they secure new employment opportunities. Sometime ago, I spent a lot of time at the Victoria Island in Lagos. I saw a lot of well dressed young men and ladies entering offices and coming out. I will speak about one particular young man because the scenario still plays out in my mind’s eye.
  • The Zahet Blog Commenting Guide

    Eyram Hlortsi
    13 Mar 2014 | 10:26 am
    The ZAHET blog commenting guide was developed by studying how top bloggers employed blog commenting to achieve various goals by leaving blog comments. These bloggers have been traced on a series of blogs where they leave comments. While I will not use this post to show snap shots of a lot of comments, the aim here is to share the best practices each of the bloggers employ. From this post, you will also see how how they use commenting effectively. Just check out what Donna Merrill, a popular blogger says about Adrienne Smith Surprisingly, these bloggers by their great commenting skills…
  • Facebook Acquires Whatsapp – How it Affects You

    Eyram Hlortsi
    25 Feb 2014 | 8:50 am
    My guys, this is no joke… There are serious implications for the Nigerian as well as global users of whatsapp as facebook acquires whatsapp. We will undress the transaction and look at the implications of this acquisition both for the Nigerian users of the whatsapp service as well as bloggers who want to take their blogging business to the next level. What facebook shared in their newsroom about acquiring whatsapp for $19B is no longer news. However, because the implications are far reaching, let us consider them here. The question is, what are the prospects of this proposed acquisition and…
  • A Few Changes You Will See Over Here

    Eyram Hlortsi
    21 Feb 2014 | 10:45 am
    Soon, I will be adding the google plus commenting system here on my blog. This is a forward looking change to enhance the experience of my users My wordpress commenting form may be leaving shortly. Just as change is not easy to adopt, I know that a few people would not be happy. Please bear with me for any inconvenience caused. Remember to add me to your google plus circles. I am loving the game over there Enjoy. The post A Few Changes You Will See Over Here appeared first on Own Your Life with Internet Marketing. No related posts.
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    Optyn - Email Marketing Blog | Optyn - Email Marketing Blog

  • Getting Started with Email marketing and with Optyn [Video]

    Alen Malkoc
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Today, I’m going to show you can quickly setup your Optyn account and start sending powerful email marketing campaigns. Getting started with Optyn is easy and takes less than a few minutes. Here’s how to setup your account: Log in to your Optyn Account Go To: Setup your Account The Manage Shop page contains details about your business. You can add or change information by clicking Edit. When you’re finished click “Update”. Next Step – Go to Social Profiles to add or change information. Other Tabs you may want to update or add information to are: Billing…
  • How to create a custom newsletter with Optyn [Video]

    Alen Malkoc
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    A lot of business owners struggle with creating newsletters and email marketing campaigns. We make it easy for you to create visually awesome, 100% mobile responsive email marketing newsletters. Here’s a quick tutorial that shows you how to create a custom newsletter using Optyn. Take these 3 easy steps to create your campaign: Login Go To: Campaign Center & Click On Custom Newsletter Start adding content. It’s a simple as that. Feel free to leave a comment – we always like hearing from you. Also, check out our other tutorials for ways on how to customize your…
  • 5 Email Marketing Mistakes to Avoid that a Lot of Business Do

    Gaurav Gaglani
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Mistakes that will Kill You! While a novice marketer might rarely stumble up on the good fortune of attracting new clients, an uninformed one will rarely be able to engage any customers at all. To make sure that fall in neither of these two categories, you will need to develop a sound email marketing plan that will project your product or service as unique and will make all who read your proposal lean forward t take a closer look. But for that, you will need to avoid some common email marketing mistakes, like these perhaps! Not Asking First The one email marketing mistake that people make…
  • How to Use Social Media for Marketing Your Small Business

    Amer Grozdanic
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:01 pm
    While contacting some non-competing business which also serves customers in your own market niche might be a good idea when it comes to promoting, or in this case, cross-promoting your business, the importance of using social media outlets for the same purpose cannot be denied, especially in today’s tech savvy environment. Choosing to use social media outlets usually produces a large number of sales for a very low cost. But the question is how businesses use social media? The following are some of the ways on how to use social media for marketing. So, what is Social Media Marketing? Social…
  • 6 Benefits of Twitter for Business and You Can Do them All!

    Alen Malkoc
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Acquiring more leads, that is the basis of any internet marketing plan. But that requires you to reach countless people with the product or service you have to offer, and all in real time. So, how does one do that? Simple, you use social media outlets, such as Twitter, to do the job for you. As most of you may know Twitter is an instant messaging service that allows its users to send short messages of 140 characters to those who subscribe, known as ‘followers’. In short, when they follow you on Twitter, they see your tweets and when you follow them, you see their tweets. The following are…
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    Overit Blog

  • SearchLove Boston 2014 Recap

    Tim Jensen
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    SearchLove Boston 2014 offered an incredible array of speakers with insight on everything from technical data analysis to general branding strategies. Both the lineup of speakers and the topics discussed represent the changing world of online marketing, as it has really become all about simply doing effective marketing. Here are a few major takeaways: An emphasis on people: we need to move beyond measuring superficial “engagement” or counting clicks to identifying the behavior and concerns of the specific audiences we are reaching. Little talk of “traditional” SEO tactics:…
  • Let’s Stop Killing Things. Like, Blog Categories.

    Lisa Barone
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    Maybe it’s because so many SEOs spent their formative years being picked on and shoved into walls, I’m not sure, but we seem to have a penchant for killing things. Or at least calling them dead. We killed guest blogging We killed links We killed link building We killed keywords And, of course, SEO itself has been killed numerous times, leaving poor Danny Sullivan to bring it back to life in one of his many blog outlets. The latest victim of SEO killing? The harmless blog category. In an article...Continue reading Let’s Stop Killing Things. Like, Blog Categories. on the Overit Blog.
  • ClickZ Live New York: Day 3 Recap

    Janae DeRusso
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    We’re back from ClickZ Live New York. Sad it’s over, but we brought plenty of information back home (and we had plenty of fun with friends like Ryan Jones and Erin Everhart). Below, find a recap of three sessions we checked out on Day 3 of the conference. Responsive Design, Dynamic Serving, m-dot: Which Mobile Approach is Right for You? Benu Aggarwal, Founder & President, Milestone Internet Marketing, begins by stressing that we must understand the intent of the user (that seems to be a common theme!). Desktop users are researching,...Continue reading ClickZ Live New York:…
  • ClickZ Live New York: Day 2 Afternoon Keynote Recap

    Janae DeRusso
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    What a day! ClickZ Live New York Day 2 ended with an afternoon keynote titled “Digital Innovation Insights Driving Big Brand Awareness.” On the panel this afternoon: John Baker, President, JWT Jordan Bitterman, Chief Strategy Officer, North America, Mindshare Jon Wegman, VP Planning and Strategy, Performics Leading the conversation was moderator Aaron Kahlow, CEO and founder of Online Marketing Connect. Below, you’ll find the highlights of the conversation from the heads of digital at top creative agencies (typed in session and not guaranteed verbatim). Aaron: How do you…
  • ClickZ Live New York: Day 2 Recap

    Janae DeRusso
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    Day 2 of ClickZ Live New York was tremendous, kicked off by critical online reputation management lessons from Andy Beal (you can catch our recap of Andy’s morning keynote here). What happened next? We caught the following sessions. Marty Weintraub’s “Using Psychographic Distribution to Dominate Audience Targeting, Customer Acquisition (& SEO) Psychographic. Who knows what that means? Marty Weintraub, founder and evangelist for aimClear® promises you’ll understand by the end of his session. Marty’s opinion on Facebook? The company is dumbing itself down so…
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    Heroic Search

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Native Advertising

    Krystian Wlodarczyk
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    The term native advertising made its first appearance in November 2010, but the concept has been around for a lot longer. In its simplest, and most controversial form, native advertising is nothing more than the digital equivalent of advertorials. But when viewed more broadly, native advertising is more than just advertorials covered in a new […] The post The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Native Advertising appeared first on Heroic Search.
  • 5 Ways to Ensure Your Blog Content Reaches the Right Audience

    Carrie Smith
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:05 am
    The most effective use for a blog is to use it to convert sales and turn readers into customers. While that’s the goal, many of us don’t create effective content that’s tailored for the target market we’re actually trying to reach. Why would your audience want to read your blog? Are you offering valuable information […] The post 5 Ways to Ensure Your Blog Content Reaches the Right Audience appeared first on Heroic Search.
  • How to Leverage Social Media to Land More Clients

    Carrie Smith
    6 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    Without a doubt, social media is one of the best ways to interact with potential clients and kickstart the relationship-building process, that can increase your bottom line. But before you start closing deals with new clients, you need to understand how to properly leverage social media and establish yourself as the go-to expert within your […] The post How to Leverage Social Media to Land More Clients appeared first on Heroic Search.
  • Holiday Link Building – Interview With Brian Dean of

    Jared Carrizales
    19 Dec 2013 | 9:30 pm
    A couple weeks ago I came across a tweet from Ross Hudgens of Siege Media that asked about outreach during the holidays. At the time I was trying to wrap up an outreach campaign of my own and it really got me thinking about how other link builders approach not just outreach, but the task […] The post Holiday Link Building – Interview With Brian Dean of appeared first on Heroic Search.
  • 3 Internal Link Building Mistakes That You’re Probably Making

    Jared Carrizales
    4 Dec 2013 | 5:02 am
    One of the first on-page elements that I look at when performing a site audit is the internal link structure. Even though tweaking the link structure of the site is a very advantageous quick win, it’s a method that still gets marginalized. To make sure you’re getting the most of your internal linking, make sure […] The post 3 Internal Link Building Mistakes That You’re Probably Making appeared first on Heroic Search.
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  • New Google Algorithm Changes For 2014

    Sean Chung
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    It’s again that time of the month. Google has announced several drastic changes to its algorithm in the latest Webmaster video. The director of web-spam, Matt Cutts, announced that the search engine is implementing some changes that will help Google to better determine when a site or blog is an authority on a certain topic. Matt did not state any specific dates or whatsoever, but says that he is “looking forward to to those rolling out.” This delicate topic came up when someone with the nickname Blind Five Year Old asked Matt Cutts, “As Google continues to add social signals to the…
  • Why You Should Make The Content On Your Site Unique? (SEO VIDEO!)

    7 Apr 2014 | 2:38 am
    Google Webmaster Tools uploaded out a new educational video that relates a lot to internet marketing. This time, Matt Cutts answers a question regarding to ecommerce websites that hold about 1,000+ product pages. The question, as Matt translates it, essentially comes down to: How can I make the pages on my website unique? “Okay, let me give you a little bit of tough love…the question should not be, ‘I have n pages. How can I make them unique?’ The question is, ‘How many pages can I make that are high quality that provide value to users?’” Cutt says. “If you can’t manage to…
  • PowerPoint and Prezi Templates are THE Affiliate Niche Right Now!

    Alisha Reyes
    5 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    We found an affiliate program (see below!) that is brand new and very lucrative! This niche is still unexplored but the market is humungous. With the templates niche you can expect a huge amount of long tail. The longtail PPC is pretty cheap and they will convert very well. Almost everyone working for a company has to give presentations during important meetings at some point in their career, and 95% of those people look online for great designs or fresh design ideas. Not to speak about PTA members, entrepreneurs, investors, professors, students, caterers, interior designers, event studios…
  • 9 Essential Things Bill Gates Can Teach You About Life & Business

    5 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    During my childhood I have always had a intense passion for businesses and the famous Bill Gates was my big example who I had always looked up to and kept an close eye on. I am sure that many people are feeling the same way, as Bill Gates was the very first common person of choice when you try to think of someone who achieved great successful and got very rich. This, of course, happened all before the rise of the internet. Being a child who always tried to come up with new ideas to make money and to run successful businesses, I often saw the phrase “He is the next Bill Gates” – it is…
  • Daily Routine Of The World’s Greatest Achievers

    3 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    What is your daily routine looks like compared to those of history’s greatest achievers? Information that we can trust went viral with this intriguing visual breakdown. It highlights the daily routine of important successful figures like Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin, Sigmund Freudand several other legendary pioneers of history. (Click Here To Download The Infographic: 4MB ZIP File) (Click Here To Download The Infographic: 4MB ZIP File) Whose schedule does yours resemble?  Infamously Creative Charles Darwin was excelled in short bursts, his most important work ticked off before noon.
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  • 10 Best and Free Backlinks Checker Tools to Check Backlinks of Your Website

    Mainak Halder
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Keep these free backlinks checker tools because you need them from time to time, at least once a month. If you don’t keep a regular check on your backlinks, your competitors might hurt your search engine rankings by linking you to all the malicious sites and decreasing your rankings. What if they can’t beat you […] The post 10 Best and Free Backlinks Checker Tools to Check Backlinks of Your Website appeared first on PastMasterBlogger.
  • Are you Blog Commenting for Backlinks or Relationships?

    Mainak Halder
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    Stop blog commenting for backlinks! If you’re doing that, your blog might be hit by the next Google update. Take my words with an open mind and think a little into what I am to say in this blog post about blog commenting. This blog post is an open discussion with all my readers about […] The post Are you Blog Commenting for Backlinks or Relationships? appeared first on PastMasterBlogger.
  • 31 Magical Words to Get More Facebook Shares and Re-Tweets [Infographic]

    Mainak Halder
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    What if you are posting everyday to your blog and then sharing it on Facebook and tweeting out the post to your followers and no one is re-tweeting it or re-sharing it? Say you’ve 6000 followers, and if no one is re-tweeting or re-sharing, your post remains limited to only those 6000 people. To make […] The post 31 Magical Words to Get More Facebook Shares and Re-Tweets [Infographic] appeared first on PastMasterBlogger.
  • Why should you not blog for profit but profit from blog?

    Mainak Halder
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:54 am
    The title seems somewhat confusing… yeh. Before I go ahead to answer the question of the title, let me explain you the two terms – ‘blog for profit’ and ‘profit from blog’. You can be confused and think both of these terms to be the same but they are very different in meaning. Blog for […] The post Why should you not blog for profit but profit from blog? appeared first on PastMasterBlogger.
  • Hostgator American Red Cross Sale 2014: 50% Discount

    Mainak Halder
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:15 pm
    I’m sure many of you might not have gotten the news till now – Hostgator 50% off sale 2014 has started and will last for only the next 24 hours. Hostgator has revealed that they are giving a full 50% off on all their hosting packages to support the American Red Cross month. They will […] The post Hostgator American Red Cross Sale 2014: 50% Discount appeared first on PastMasterBlogger.
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  • 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…
  • Google Analytics Individual Qualification: Humbling One Guru at a Time.

    13 Mar 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. However after sleeping on the 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.
  • Growth Hacking. Not Leaving Well Enough Alone.

    5 Mar 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Growth hacking, it seems a bit of a weird word, until you go SAT style on it and break it down. Growth (the process of increasing in size) and Hacking (altering). So essentially you’re attempting to alter the way you grow your business. This means emphasizing new, unexplored ways of marketing and de-emphasizing traditional costly marketing ways. Growth hacking seems like a complex concept to grasp until you realize it’s just doing everything you do in a fashion where you’re leveraging other platforms, pushing them to the limits and testing and improving on that knowledge. It…
  • Facebook is into making money and keeping users happy. You mad bro?

    25 Feb 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The news feed algorithm and its predecessor EdgeRank are Facebooks attempt at being an editor of your newsfeed. Just as any search engines that display the best results Facebook has determined what’s best for our engagement and has taken that to a new level. As with tweets your Facebook posts may have a short lifespan, however if they are relevant and wanted content they have a higher likelihood of been shown to more people. But who determines relevance and wantedness (I know that’s not a word)? Well ultimately we, the collective Facebook users, determine those two factors by the…
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    SEO Marketing Guide - Search Engine Optimization Content Writing, Onpage-Offpage SEO Education Tips

  • SEO Search Engine Optimization - Advanced Marketing Education

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    There are two types of SEO components are exists. Namely they are 1)On-page Optimization and 2) Off-page Optimization. These two types of search engine optimization strategy are helps in website promotion online and marketing the business products and services over the internet.On-page OptimizationThe best simple way to optimize your business or personal websites is to develop seo onpage checklist for effective promotion of business over the internet with advanced online marketing education practices. These latest online marketing practices are including advanced keyword research, content…
  • Content Writing Tips for SEO Optimization and Marketing

    12 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    There are number of content writing tips are exists over the internet with existing methods to enhance the advanced writing skills. But these writing ideas are making confusion to site traffic in how to develop unique content that searchers likes more and more etc...Read this advanced SEO education blog article on latest trends in SEO writing and developing user friendly content after Google Hummingbird and Panda algorithm update. These website SEO guide tips and new content writing techniques are helps you in creating search efficient web copy to attract the more…
  • On-Page SEO Checklist to Optimizing a Website Page for User's Search Engines - Know SEO Analyst Job Roles

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    Read the advanced seo education tips on how to do a best onsite optimization of website with selected targeted keywords and web content in order to achieve high online visibility, organic search engine ranking, web traffic and brand awareness for a visitor and user search query over the internet.Here is a checklist to optimizing website pages to improve more online visibility and organic search rankings and various kinds of seo traffic optimization in order to generate business deals, leads and sales enquiries, ROI also latest website goals like product and service reviews, ratings, branding…
  • SEO Education Tips for Successful SEO Analyst Job

    7 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    Who we are?Website Search Engine Optimization Guide behind every successful SEO job and beginner's career.Our mission - making internet marketing with online copy writing and content optimizing for better ROI results. Blogging topics - awaring about latest update changes in online marketing seo sem smm smo project management.Our goal - to provide you advanced Search Engine Optimization tips what you need to run a successful business campaign online.About us - a SEO Guide for search engine optimization and blogging on Money earning tips with blogs and websites, ROI measurements, onpage-offpage…
  • Adsense Approval Checklist for Blogger Blogs and Websites - Website SEO Guide's Money Making Tips

    6 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    There a number of ways of money earning and making methods from online advertisements, affiliated marketing programs, online sponsorship or even from selling various business products and services on your site and blogs.But most of the webizens are believing the Google AdSense, is a Google’s Publisher money making Program. Publishers are the owners of website holders and weblog bloggers. The publishers can earn money from online by having targeted advertisements on their site or blogs.Google Adsense can approve older as well new sites and online blogs those meeting required…
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    Apex Virtual Solutions: Atlanta Website Design and Inbound Marketing Agency

  • Using Facebook Analytics to Grow Your Business

    Gminski Stubbs
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    Many business owners like to use Facebook to promote their businesses and for obvious reasons.  It’s the most popular social media outlet and it’s a great place to display what you have to offer.  Some businesses view the integration of Facebook into their marketing mix as a necessity.  To make the most of their time and marketing dollars, analytics plays an important role into how business owners use Facebook. The … Continue reading →
  • Social Media Clean-Up Checklist

    Trena Stubbs
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    Social media plays a huge role in online brand building. In order for this strategy to be effective, it’s important to keep your profiles up to date. Here’s is a checklist of things you can do to get the most out of each of your profiles. Active Links – Check to make sure all of your profile links are still active and accurate. Check to ensure that all of your … Continue reading →
  • 10 Tips for Improving Your Business Website [Part 2 of 2]

    Trena Stubbs
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    I hope you’ve checked off the items on Part 1 of 10 Tips for Improving Your Business Website. In this article, we’ll finish up the list which will conclude our 2-part series. So in the previous article we talked about the first 5 tips which included: Keeping your website simple Making it easy for people to reach you Showcasing your work and expertise Creating a mobile friendly website Removing dead … Continue reading →
  • 10 Tips for Improving Your Business Website [Part 1 of 2]

    Trena Stubbs
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:18 am
    Companies take pride in their websites and it’s usually really hard to accept criticism from outsiders or complete strangers. After-all you’ve invested a lot of time and money to create your virtual space (a.k.a. your website). Anytime you’re given feedback you gotta remember that this is not an “I” or “my” moment. Don’t take it as a personal attack when you receive negative comments about your website. It’s won’t be … Continue reading →
  • How to De-clutter Your Inbox

    Gminski Stubbs
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:16 am
    One of my friends asked me to look at something on her computer the other day and before I could focus on what she was trying to show me I couldn’t help but notice the number of unread emails she had.  I asked her, “How in the world could anyone’s email get that far out of control?” Like she always does, she gave me a smart aleck comment and told … Continue reading →
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    Similarweb Blog

  • The most popular gags on 9GAG for 2014 (So Far)

    Ben Ricketts
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:34 am
    Memes have been keeping us in stitches since the birth of the internet. We’ve gone from dancing babies, to crazy frogs and, more recently, seen interactive memes such as the Harlem Shake explode all over the world. One of the most popular sites for showcasing memes is 9GAG, so I headed over there to take... View Article
  • Has Google Gone Mad? PPC Keywords Gets the ‘(not provided)’ Disease

    Natalie Halimi
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    A few years back Google dropped a bomb on website owners and online marketing professionals all over the world – no more organic keywords information. This caused a lot of bitterness and people were blaming Google for making it nearly impossible to optimize SEO campaigns and properly analyze the incoming traffic to their website. Still, there... View Article
  • Website Traffic Analysis of with SimilarWeb PRO

    Ben Ricketts
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Analyzing what’s driving people to your site allows you to see which strategies are successful and which are not. These successful strategies can then be applied to new or existing content to boost their performance in capturing traffic. I decided to investigate this approach by using SimilarWeb PRO to take a look at  ... View Article
  • The Future of Crowdfunding as a Marketing and Equity Tool for SME’s

    Marcel Deer
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    Last year, businesses raised over $5.1 Billion worldwide as a result of crowdfunding. With equity crowdfunding legal in the UK and Australia, the JOBS act passed though US congress in 2012  and paved the way for entrepreneurs and marketers to raise fresh capital across the states. How does this Change the Crowdfunding Model? Since 1997... View Article
  • Airbnb and their proposed new marketing strategies

    Ben Ricketts
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Airbnb are planning on changing their marketing strategy to increase revenues by introducing new products such as cleaning services. The exact details of this expansion are highly guarded at present, but the story has piqued my interest. I decided to take a look online to see what people were saying about Airbnb; I then used... View Article
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    Education and Training for Entrepreneurs - Perfect Marketing Equation

  • Marketing in 8 Seconds or Less

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Marketing isn’t an option – it’s unfortunate that many think of it that way. It’s also unfortunate that the entrepreneurs that do see it as an option, may not get the full potential out of their business with that mindset. One of the reasons marketing doesn’t get the attention it deserves is because it’s hard work. It’s especially hard these days, have you noticed that the entire landscape of business has completely changed? Complacency is Dead At least once a week I’ll hear someone refer to the bad economy, still, even after all this time. I…
  • Growing a Business

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:07 pm
    One of the most common questions I get asked is How Can I Grow My Business? So many people may think that it’s tough to start a business and I’m here to tell you I agree. But you know what’s harder than that? The step that comes after – growing. Growing a business is really tough! It’s easier to start the climb. You have no where to go but up! It’s sort of like a relationship that’s brand new, you have the sweaty palms, butterflies in your stomach, and stars in your eyes. However, when you take that relationship to the next level – perhaps…
  • Action Not Perfection

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    My husband, whom I love to the moon and back, is parking impaired. He’s always in search of the perfect parking spot. I want to add that this annoys me completely, and with every lap around the shopping center parking lot I’m holding my breath. I’ll be saying things like, “I could already be checking out by now.” That’s usually followed up with, “You need some exercise anyway.” This past weekend as we’re circling the parking lot for the 3rd time, I had a huge epiphany. I do this. We ALL do this. Well maybe not exactly like this, but we…
  • How Social Signals Impact SEO

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    26 Mar 2014 | 4:48 pm
    SEO or Search Engine Optimization impacts just about everyone’s business whether you want to acknowledge it or not. If you have a piece of real estate on the Internet hopefully you intend for potential customers to visit you there. Social media has changed the face of business. It has made very large brands accessible to anyone (for better or worse). Get ticked off at Verizon because your service has been lousy lately? Great, just tweet about it, then take a look on the clock to see how long it takes to receive a tweet from a representative. They have a very sophisticated monitoring…
  • Grow Your Business Using Systems

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    19 Mar 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Some people will say that getting a business off the ground is hard. Of course it’s hard! I’ve done it! But you know what’s even harder? The part that comes next – growth. When you start out you have no where to go but up, but once you’ve made a climb, it’s possible you’re tired or even burnt out. You have to work long hours in the beginning, perhaps if you did the math even making less money than you made when you had a real job. Perhaps you even question yourself. “What was I thinking?” Maybe you wonder why you even started the business…
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    - Promodo Blog

  • The Friday Catch-Up: Google+ Post Ads rolled out for all advertisers

    Lena Ruchko
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Another Friday stands as the only thing between us and the weekend and a reminder of the impending doom of the day that is Monday. As Fridays go, this one has been agonizingly slow so far and we cannot wait … Continue reading →(Read more...)The post The Friday Catch-Up: Google+ Post Ads rolled out for all advertisers appeared first on - Promodo Blog.
  • Infographic: Promoting your site in post guest blogging era

    Lena Ruchko
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    Cooperation with 3rd parties from the same niche is one of the basic elements of offline strategy. Since in many terms Internet space is reflection of offline world, spreading the word about your brand via content contribution is a natural … Continue reading →(Read more...)The post Infographic: Promoting your site in post guest blogging era appeared first on - Promodo Blog.
  • How to get new sales leads with integration of offline and online activities

    Lena Ruchko
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    Business owners looking for potential markets can turn their heads into online direction. Integration of offline sales with activity in the virtual world has several benefits: expensive advertising on TV and radio can be substituted by engaging users on social … Continue reading →(Read more...)The post How to get new sales leads with integration of offline and online activities appeared first on - Promodo Blog.
  • Friday Catch-Up: Google Is At It Again!

    Lena Ruchko
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hello our stunningly beautiful readers! This is yet another one of those sleepy Fridays here where you just want a cup of coffee to feel warm against your hand and give you the energy that you so desperately need. As … Continue reading →(Read more...)The post Friday Catch-Up: Google Is At It Again! appeared first on - Promodo Blog.
  • Arm Yourselves: Free Tools Collection for Internet Marketer

    Ekaterina Golovinova
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    For sure, you use some tools without which you can’t imagine your life. Some of them are very valuable  in content-marketing. Some of them improve productivity; some of them are necessary to create a quality content. Anyway, all these internet … Continue reading →(Read more...)The post Arm Yourselves: Free Tools Collection for Internet Marketer appeared first on - Promodo Blog.
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    P3 Inbound

  • Online Reviews Aren't Just for Restaurants

    Scott Zeitzer
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Third party review sites, such as, are increasing in popularity among people searching for doctors. While these sites alone will not necessarily make or break your online reputation, they can certainly be a beneficial way to reach out to your patients.Third Party Reviews: What You Need to KnowThird party sites allow people to review and rate doctors’ care online. However, the listings on these sites can sometimes contain incorrect information about a practice, so youll want to look over some of the more popular sites to make sure everything is correct. Fortunately, a quick…
  • Start Improving Your Practice's Marketing Efforts Today

    Scott Zeitzer
    21 Mar 2014 | 8:31 am
    One question can get your practice started down the right path. The question is for your patients:How did you find us?You can word it another way.How did you hear about our practice?What led you to book an appointment with Dr. Smith?Who referred you?You and your staff need to know the answer to this question — and not just when you're thinking about spending more on marketing. You need to know if your current marketing plan (or lack thereof) is attracting the patients, pathologies, and procedures you want.You need to know which referring doctors to thank. You need to know if patients are…
  • Will You Be in New Orleans for AAOS?

    Scott Zeitzer
    7 Mar 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Hi, I'm Scott. I'm the owner of Mudbug Media and the P3 Platform. As many of you know, the Academy (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons will be in New Orleans, our hometown, next week from March 11th to March 15th. It's a few blocks down the road from our offices. I will be at the conference, and I will be back at the office. I just wanted to send out an open invite to anybody who wants to come by and connect with us. We've got quite a few customers that have been with us for a long time, so we all thought a video of me would be good since I'm on the phone with you so much. You might…
  • Client Questions: Website for My Practice or My Procedure?

    Scott Zeitzer
    28 Feb 2014 | 9:32 am
    Here's an interesting question we came across recently. A practice wanted to know whether it would be more valuable to create a mini-website (or “microsite”) to cover a few surgical procedures or if the information would work better on their own website. Which option is better for search engines and for visitors?A microsite is a great tool on occasion. It's not the magical solution for every marketing challenge, but it is a precision tool that helps boost paid search campaigns and create rank value where there was none before.So, let's apply the value of a microsite to a medical…
  • What Is the Hub of Your Online Marketing?

    Scott Zeitzer
    21 Feb 2014 | 6:24 am
     Are you leading your readers to a central location, or are they left wondering about the next step to take? You want to make it as easy as possible for your audience to take action. We at P3 Inbound believe an online presence is absolutely crucial to your practice's marketing strategy.Whether your website is your primary mode of communication, or simply one arm of your plan, most people understand that it's crucial to be online in some way. The confusion comes in when it's time to prioritize the many channels we have available.Here are just a few of the things you could do to let…
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    Find and Convert » Find and Convert Blog OptimizeThis

  • 3 Ways to Leverage Gamification in B2B

    Bernie Borges
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Using Gamification to Motivate Behavior The online gaming industry is a $24B global industry. The reasons that consumers are attracted to online games have been creeping their way into the enterprise. Rather than motivated by fun, C-suites are motivated by productivity gains attributable to the mechanics of gaming. Let’s look at three ways a B2B enterprise can use gamification productively. Let’s start with a credible definition of enterprise gamification: “Gamification describes a series of design principles, processes and systems used to influence, engage and motivate…
  • Inbound Marketing…Rad or Fad

    Bernie Borges
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Inbound Marketing Versus Modern Marketing Is modern advertising that tells a story inbound marketing? Is speaking at a tradeshow inbound marketing? They both bring prospective buyers inbound to your doorstep. I argue that we’re asking the wrong question. It’s not whether or not these marketing activities meet the definition of inbound marketing. Rather, it’s about modern marketing. So, let’s examine what it means to be a modern marketer. The Modern Marketer The modern marketer understands that the buyer has changed dramatically in recent years. The modern buyer is very digitally…
  • 15 Ways to Become a LinkedIn Power User

    Bernie Borges
    16 Mar 2014 | 6:49 pm
    LinkedIn Empowers Employees to Power Branding LinkedIn has evolved from an online resume to a content platform used by more than 270 million people. LinkedIn is the undisputed choice for social networking among business professionals contributing to blurred lines between the employee and the corporate brand. In my podcast interview with Jason Miller, Senior Content Marketing Manager at LinkedIn and author of The Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to LinkedIn we discuss these and other ways for individuals and brands to power up with LinkedIn. Optimize Your Profile What makes LinkedIn so…
  • LinkedIn Opens Professional Publishing Platform to All Users

    Bernie Borges
    2 Mar 2014 | 6:24 pm
    The Next B2B Content Marketing Frontier On February 19th, LinkedIn announced expansion of their popular professional publishing platform currently made up of 500 industry influencers including business luminaries such as Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Jack Welch, Martha Stewart, and others. This expansion opens up the opportunity initially to a group of 25,000 LinkedIn users, and later in 2014 all users will be allowed to publish articles on LinkedIn. The Professional Publishing Platform has been a section of LinkedIn with dramatic class division. Only 500 people have been invited to publish…
  • Solving the Marketing Technology Gap

    Bernie Borges
    24 Feb 2014 | 7:32 am
    This blog post is a summary of my podcast interview with Paul Roetzer, author of The Marketing Agency Blueprint and CEO of PR20/20, an inbound marketing agency. The Problem Marketers are under greater pressure to produce ROMI (return on marketing investment) but generally feel under prepared and as a result are under performing. Too many marketers have false expectations when engaging digital marketing agency services. In an Adobe report, 75% of marketers report being most concerned about demonstrating return on marketing investment. When a brand doesn’t have marketing systems in place…
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  • Does Nothing To Solve The Actual Problem, Honest Mistake, Incredibly Graphic NSFW, And Past Social Fails

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    It?s never easy to fail publicly in social. Everyone can feel their pain, which could be why brands operate out of embarrassment when they do fail, lashing out with knee-jerk reactions and usually the termination of a scapegoat ? an ?intern? ? thinking it will solve the problem. But ultimately, just… Up to 40% off […]
  • The Keys To Being A Great Leader

    High Traffic Wealth Program
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    Do you need some new ideas for achieving success in your business? If you are, your leadership skills need to be improved. Even the best leaders can get better, and the following paragraphs are full of tips, techniques, ideas and information that you can use to improve yourself. Keep reading to find out more about […]
  • Secrets of Running A Successful Online Lead Nurturing Campaign – Reach More Customers and Quadruple Your Conversions Starting TODAY!

    High Traffic Wealth Program
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:15 am
    Secrets of Running A Successful Online Lead Nurturing Campaign – Reach More Customers and Quadruple Your Conversions Starting TODAY! About the author: Daniel Tan is the founder of various Internet Marketing softwares and automation including Social Metrics Pro, SEOPressor and XTabApps. We know how to generate leads. We know where we can find our customers. […]
  • Make Your Site Work For You With Easy To Follow SEO Tips

    High Traffic Wealth Program
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:24 am
    Website success begins with search engine optimization. If you want to outrank your competition in search engines, you need to learn all you can about search engine optimization. In order to succeed with this, you must understand the tricks behind it. This article will not only detail hot methods to launch your site’s ranking into […]
  • Increase Readership Of Your Articles With This Advice

    High Traffic Wealth Program
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:03 am
    If you are looking to advertise your business online, you should look into article submission. The highest quality articles have the potential to keep traffic coming steadily to your website. These suggestions will help you win at article marketing. Material that is everlasting is very important to write on. Steer clear of trendy, short-live content. […]
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    Small Business Marketing and SEO | Mallee Blue Media

  • How to Build Backlinks for your Website

    David Trounce
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    The web is built on links. For that reason alone, Backlinks to your site, as well as the internal linking on your website will always matter. Not only do backlinks matter, they are a vital part of major search engine ranking and an important aspect of your web marketing strategies. Because backlinks are such an […]
  • Ethical SEO Services. Questions and Answers

    David Trounce
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    Everyone likes to think of themselves as ethical. Very few people will boast to their SEO clients on which crooked means they used to boost search engine rankings. But Ethical is a standard. It is a standard which requires transparency and honesty – even in the land of search engine optimization It almost seems like […]
  • Backlinks are King. Content is Worthless, Yes?

    David Trounce
    3 Mar 2014 | 5:34 pm
    What you are about to read may surprise you and will raise some serious questions, to be sure. If you want to get to the first page of Google the right way, go here. If you’ve spent the better part of a year optimizing your infographics and writing website content, read on for a coronary […]
  • 1st Page of Google – How I Got this Article There

    David Trounce
    27 Feb 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Optimising a page or article on your website for the 1st page of Google is pretty straight forward. You might hire someone to fine tune your work down the track, but anyone can do the most important work themselves. If you want to land on Googles’ 1st page, it is unlikely to happen unless you […]
  • Gmail Re-Design. Intense Web Infographic

    David Trounce
    14 Feb 2014 | 3:56 am
    If you have a thing for the Golden Mean (or Golden Ratio), you will love this Google Gmail re-design Infographic. The designers goal was to simplify the mail view and adjust or fine tune the colour scheme for a more fluid effect. using the dimensions of the logo, the designer has then set about calculated […]
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    Passion Blogger

  • HYBRID CONNECT REVIEW:All In One Solution For List Building

    Abdul Rehman
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    Hi Friends i thought you would like this.Have Fun 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
    Hi Friends i thought you would like this.Have Fun 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.
  • BUZZBUNDLE Review:How To Create Buzz In Your Industry

    Abdul Rehman
    30 Mar 2014 | 12:22 am
    Hi Friends i thought you would like this.Have Fun DO you want to maximize your overall web presence? Are you looking to take control of your social media marketing? Guess what…you are at the right place and hopefully at the right time because today in this buzzbundle review i am going to talk about a software that i recently started to use and as […] The post BUZZBUNDLE Review:How To Create Buzz In Your Industry appeared first on Passion Blogger.
  • Best Affiliate Marketing Tips:10 Blogs That You Must Follow

    Abdul Rehman
    18 Mar 2014 | 10:38 am
    Hi Friends i thought you would like this.Have Fun Are you looking for the best affiliate marketing tips to maximize your affiliate commissions and sales? Affiliate marketing space has been changed a lot and if you are wondering that your blog used to make you some bucks but now it doesn’t then you are not alone. There are many reasons for it.some of these […] The post Best Affiliate Marketing Tips:10 Blogs That You Must Follow appeared first on Passion Blogger.
  • How To Launch a Blog That Will Make You Money

    Abdul Rehman
    9 Mar 2014 | 5:42 am
    Hi Friends i thought you would like this.Have Fun So How to launch a blog that will make you money?..After all what good a blog is if it does not even generate your hosting expenses and other related spends. When i got started back in the early days of 2013 i was so confused on how to start in this online blogging thing.Things like […] The post How To Launch a Blog That Will Make You Money appeared first on Passion Blogger.
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    Another Marketer

  • March 2014 KPI Report

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:21 pm
    I’ve been a bit slow with this KPI report. I knew it wouldn’t be really good as I didn’t write much in March. I’ve already done a few more posts this month. I’ve just started a new job at While I may still be doing some SEO, I’m going to be focusing mainly on... Read more » The post March 2014 KPI Report appeared first on Another Marketer.
  • Google+ profile links show up as nofollow when logged in

    4 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    The second link building tactic from Backlinko’s blog post also ended up being a bit trickier than expected. This time it wasn’t because of a WordPress RSS feed issue, it’s because Google+ shows all profile links as nofollow when you’re logged in. What is even more misleading is that selecting to view your public profile... Read more » The post Google+ profile links show up as nofollow when logged in appeared first on Another Marketer.
  • How to fix invalid WordPress RSS feed errors

    3 Apr 2014 | 3:27 pm
    I recently read a great article by Brian Dean about untapped backlink sources. While some are definitely not untapped, I decided to try two of them on Another Marketer. The first source I tapped were blog aggregators. I had no problems submitting my blog feed until I hit Alltop. According to Alltop, I submitted an... Read more » The post How to fix invalid WordPress RSS feed errors appeared first on Another Marketer.
  • Two scalable branded link reclamation tactics

    23 Mar 2014 | 9:12 pm
    This post is a work in progress. It requires more images and maybe a video tutorial! There are a lot of tutorials and bloggers that state branded link reclamation is really easy. According to these SEOs, all you need to do is follow these 4 simple steps: Navigate to Google Search for your brand Find... Read more » The post Two scalable branded link reclamation tactics appeared first on Another Marketer.
  • February 2014 KPI report

    11 Mar 2014 | 9:28 pm
    I haven’t been following my minimum of one post per week. It’s too bad I don’t count the words that I have in drafts, because March might end up being a horrible month. In any case, here are a few simple graphs I made to keep track of my progress. Monthly Posts & Comments I... Read more » The post February 2014 KPI report appeared first on Another Marketer.
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    Work Home Link

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    Alex Workfromhomelink
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
    Press on! A magical phrase that cures!
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    Alex Workfromhomelink
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:41 am
    Work Home Rocks! You don't believe me? That's why it rocks!
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    Alex Workfromhomelink
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:33 am
    Business is cold. Friendship is warm. So, let friendship heat up business a bit!
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    Alex Workfromhomelink
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Work home rocks! But... only if YOU rock. So, do it for yourself, please!
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    Alex Workfromhomelink
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    A man is like a stone. Do not push it, you will only hurt yourself
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    SixtyMarketing » Blog

  • Step 1 – Domain and Hosting | How To Build A WordPress Website

    Kev Massey
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:13 am
    STEP 1 Domain & Hosting Welcome to our first video in a series on how to create a WordPress website from scratch. In these videos we will go through every aspect to create your own WordPress website, optimize it for high Google rankings and how to correctly Internet market your new site.Our first video is about how to purchase a domain name that right for your business and brand, how and where to purchase website hosting and how to correctly upload your WordPress website and database.Domain NameYour domain name is the most important part of your brand and website. This is where many…
  • How To Create Blog Posts To Attract Backlinks

    Kev Massey
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    The days of submitting your website to multiple directories, guest blogging and general bookmarking has well and truly past. So how can you build safe, quality back links to your website? The most effective form of link building in 2014 is creating high value, quality blog posts, but with a new twist!What To Blog About?The first point you should always remember is ‘would i read this?’. If the answer is no then the chances are nobody else will want to. Your blog posts should always be of interest, forget about the SEO involved with your content, we will optimise your content last. People…
  • How To Recover From Guest Blogging

    Kev Massey
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Google have made their point perfectly clear on how they feel about guest blogging by penalising the popular brand MyBlogGuest who do not even rank for their own brand search term anymore. Matt Cutts tweeted they have taken action against a popular brand of a guest blog network.What Are Guest Blog Posts?Bloggers write an article on a specific topic and publish their post on another website in order to receive a back link. MyBlogGuest was the largest platform which connected authors blog posts to website owners looking to publish content on their website. This platform worked great as MBG had…
  • Creating A Video That Will Go Viral

    Kev Massey
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:41 am
    Creating A Video That Will Go ViralIf you’re tempted by the masses of traffic a viral video can bring to your site, how do you go about commissioning one? Great viral videos can happen by accident, but the top players realise that a mixture of superb production quality and excellent planning also go a long way.The PrestigeIllusionists understand the fundamental principles of engaging a crowd. Every trick they perform is choreographed to the last detail, and, as was made famous in the brilliant movie “The Prestige”, each trick has three parts: the pledge, where the audience is presented…
  • 5 Keys To A Booming Online Business

    Kev Massey
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:15 am
    Running a successful online business is not as easy as you may think. You can’t just start a website, offer a product or service, and assume that the customers are going to come a-running.There are a variety of different strategies you need to implement in order to find online success, and the following are five keys to creating a booming online business.1. Offer quality content.Customers today are doing their thorough research, and if you’re not providing quality content, you’re losing clients and search engine optimization.Customers want to know as much about your products and…
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    NOVA MedMarket

  • Avoid These 5 Dental Marketing Pitfalls!

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    Is your dental practice making any of these costly dental marketing mistakes? If so, you could be losing out on patients and wasting money. Start getting more from online marketing and avoid these pitfalls. - Trying to be everywhere Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to have a profile on every social media site available. In fact, having too many social media accounts can be inefficient and counterproductive, particularly for dentists. The key to choosing the best social media sites for your practice is to be where your patients are. Facebook and Twitter have become standards for…
  • How To Use Google+ For Your Dental Practice

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    Have you been trying to figure out how make Google+ work for your Dental office, but have no idea where to start? Start taking advantage of the limitless possibilities Google+ has for dentists today with this complete guide for using Google+ for dentists we wrote for Dental Products Report. You have probably heard a lot about the importance of being found on Google as a dentist. With more and more people relying on search engines to find dentists in their area, becoming at least somewhat familiar with how to use Google products is a necessity for dentists today. Unfortunately, trying to…
  • FB Marketing Tip #2: Duplicate Your Existing List/Patients

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Wouldn’t it be cool if you could find people on Facebook that were exactly like patients who have already visited your office before, or subscribed to your email list? With the Facebook Power Editor, you can do exactly that! Only advanced Facebook marketers are aware of this tip, but anyone can use it. The Facebook Power Editor is available through the advertiser’s dashboard. This section enables you to go beyond the standard Audience Creator found in the basic ad manager. With the regular Facebook ad creator, you can create an audience based on Facebook’s listed demographics. The Power…
  • Facebook Marketing Tips Series – Part 1

    7 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    This is part one of our seven part series on Facebook Marketing for medical professionals. In this series, we will give you exclusive insider tips for marketing your practice through Facebook, and show you how to get the most out of the social network. Facebook is the biggest social network thus far, and more and more medical professionals are realizing the golden potential it holds. Just to give you a quick overview of why you should be marketing on Facebook: There are over 1.5 BILLION users on Facebook The average amount of time spent per Facebook visit is 20 minutes There are 4.75 BILLION…
  • Benefits of Using a WordPress Website for Your Medical and Dental Practice

    5 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    Do you want to be able to update simple texts or photos on your website without having to depend on a webmaster to do it for you? Well, we have a solution for you, WordPress! WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) that we here at Nova Medical Market use to build unique and effective websites for our clients. We want to ensure our clients that their practice information is easily viewable for them and  their patients. Listed below are 4 benefits of WordPress why we believe you should use it for your medical and dental practice. Open Source What does open source mean? Open source means…
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    Express Lane Marketing

  • Are 404s and a 410s Treated Differently By Google?

    Hugh Saffar
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    In a recent video, Google’s Matt Cutts addressed a question about the differences between a 404 versus a 410 code on a website. This type of information could be beneficial for webmasters who are trying to understand the right http:// status codes, and there are a few basic things that you need to know. What are 404s and 410s? In order for you to apply the answer to this question, it is important that you have an understanding about how these codes can affect your website. These types of codes can impact the way your website is crawled by Google, which means that there can be an effect…
  • Building a Sustainable Search Engine Optimization Campaign

    Hugh Saffar
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    The key to good search engine rankings is to make sure that you are building a sustainable search engine optimization campaign. Too often, novices try to improve search engine rankings by using methods that are not proven or could potentially be damaging to your search engine campaign. Fast, Questionable Strategies Aren’t Worth the Risk A quick search online will bring up a number of SEO “gurus” who claim to have the most effective strategies for search engine optimization. Many times these strategies and tips are based on short-term methods, in order to achieve fast…
  • Why Google is Blocking Keyword Data for Paid Search

    Hugh Saffar
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    It was a surprise to the online marketing community when Google began blocking keyword search terms for organic searches, and at that point many people started wondering if Google would eventually block access to paid search data as well. Marketers depend on this information to optimize their online marketing campaigns, which means that losing access to keyword data might impact the success of their campaign. Paid Search Keyword Data Access Up until this point, you could still access the data from your paid search campaign using third party tools, in order to see the keyword search results…
  • Why Your Website Design Should be Mobile Friendly

    Hugh Saffar
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    As smart phones and tablets are becoming more prevalent, it is becoming more important that you are structuring your website in a way that will make it easy for your customers to use on their mobile devices. Old styles of website design don’t interface very well on smaller screens, and if you are not using a mobile website design then you are probably missing out on potential sales. To help you understand the impact of mobile web searching, consider the fact that it was predicted that mobile internet access will overtake fixed internet access within the next year or two. Many of these…
  • Using Adwords to Test Keywords for SEO

    Hugh Saffar
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:53 am
    Search engine marketing consists of two main strategies: paid advertising and organic rankings. Most business owners know that they want the organic rankings, because the natural search results are a great way to increase their website traffic. The problem is that search engine optimization isn’t as easy as it used to be, which means that you will need to dedicate a little more time and money for the site in order to achieve good search engine rankings. How to Know if Your SEO Efforts Will Pay Off Some business owners get so fixated on the fact that they want good search engine rankings…
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  • Link Building Strategies In Seo: A Complete Guide To Link Building

    Dave Ken
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Link Building Strategies In Seo - A Complete Guide To Link Building  The rules of the game are constantly evolving. Those in the SEO industry for years, would swear by the fact that it has always been a roller-coaster ride for them. Well, it’s true as SEO is a fast paced sector and favors only those who are flexible and agile. With Google’s revolver doing constant rounds of shoot-out with it’s algorithm updates, the rate of change in the SEO industry has only escalated. As a matter of fact, many businesses that were totally dependent on the traffic generated by Google…
  • How to use AIDA Principles to Revitalize Your Content

    Dave Ken
    3 Mar 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Go ahead and ask anyone in marketing as to what’s that one classic rule in writing copy or creating advertisements is, and they’ll always go back to A.I.D.A which stands for: The best part of the principle is that each of those parameters is like mandatory checkboxes for marketers. Depending on the purpose of campaigns, you can skip one or two of these parameters. Traditional marketing — advertising in particular — isn’t dead. If nothing, it still lives up to be a great teacher for all things marketing. Advertising has always flirted with consumer psyche, benefited from the…
  • Branded Link Building Strategies in 2014

    Dave Ken
    11 Feb 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Branded Link Building Strategies in 2014 Branding, the most important integral aspect of online businesses that need to develop, focus on and polish to get all the attractions and attentions of your target audience. Developing your online brand is a good foundation for your business, knowing that having well brand reputation can bring traffic, exposure and more importantly potential leads. However, building awareness and trustworthiness for your brand isn’t just easy to develop and establish for better website performance and ranking in SERP so creating a branded link building strategy…
  • Marketing Approach to Establish Your Online Brand

    Dave Ken
    9 Feb 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Marketing Approach to Establish Your Online Brand Brand is the most important keys that most businesses develop and establish to promote their companies, services and products online. Without brand awareness and reputation, it could be hard for most companies to get potential leads and clients online. With that being said, it has been a huge factor for companies to build trust and reputation for their brand through different approach. Building presence for your brand is not easy as pie since there are businesses that you are competing with to stand out in your industry. To ensure that you…
  • SEO Tips And Tricks: Audience-focused link Building approach in 2014

    Dave Ken
    16 Jan 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Link building is not dead; links are still being used by search engines as one of the important ranking factors to determine how they display results for a particular query. Although, Google officially claimed that they are using 200 ranking factors to determine how they will display results based on relevancy on each query, focusing some time on acquiring links from authority and higher ranking websites in your industry. Since this 2013 has caused a lot of changes in SEO, let’s focus on creating a link building plan to implement an audience-focused approach which means focusing to reach…
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    Lawrence Tam

  • How To Create MLM Prospecting Posture 7 Tips

    Alecia Stringer
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    7 Tips To Maximize Conversions For Your Business   These 7 tips are HOT and will always allow your prospects to look at you like a hero! Don’t underestimate the power that you hold in your hands. Don’t you own your own business? Do you have something that you know you can help so many […]
  • How To Advertise On Facebook And Still Be Human

    Lawrence Tam
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:38 am
    Let’s Dive Into “How To Advertise On Facebook” Facebook represents our primal need to be social: connecting, comforting, sharing, and entertaining. It is part exhibitionist and part voyeuristic. It is our collective consciousness, shared in a digital forum with written ideas, videos, photos. What we share becomes an extension of ourselves.  Facebook is here to […]
  • The Richest Man in Babylon – March 2014 Book Of The Month

    Lawrence Tam
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    *the 2014 book of the month club list is updated here Book Club with Lawrence Tam 2014 The Richest Man in Babylon is a book about solving a timeless problems among millions of people across centuries of time….. How to Become and Stay Wealthy Live Hangout April 8th, 2014 The Richest Man In Babylon How  does […]
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    Lawrence Tam
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
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    Lawrence Tam
    25 Feb 2014 | 6:37 am
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  • The Wrong Way for Lawyers to Create Content

    Dustin Christensen
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Today at, David M. Ward wrote about creating content that’s “designed to bring you search engine traffic for a high ranking search term.” Specifically, he talks about writing a post on “how to find a good ___ attorney.” He even tells you what to discuss – referrals and search terms – and ends the post with: Once this post is published, as with the previous post, write other posts on this subject, optimized for variations of your original search phrase. For example, “How to find a great ______ attorney,” “How to choose the…
  • How Lawyers Can Avoid Content Marketing Fatigue

    Dustin Christensen
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    In a Slideshare presentation he used from SMX Munich, Rand Fishkin noted that content growth is now exceeding query growth, meaning that the content marketing push has become so great that production is now growing faster than search demand. He predicts that content marketing will go the way of other advertising channels, where more impressions often leads to a lower overall response rate. From Rand’s blog. This all makes sense, especially in an area like law where there’s a certain base amount of information you need to cover and everything after that can be considered secondary. For…
  • Using Google Webmaster Tools to Fine-Tune Your SEO Strategy

    Dustin Christensen
    18 Feb 2014 | 2:21 pm
    There are a ton of ways to use Google Webmaster Tools to refine your SEO strategy and results, but for this blog post we’ll be looking at one technique in particular, and that is using search query data to update your meta titles, meta descriptions and page content. When you create a page on your website, say for a topic within a practice area, you might have an idea of what the main keyword for that page will be. If you’re a DUI lawyer, for instance, maybe you’re thinking something along the lines of “DUI lawyer Atlanta” etc. This is probably based on keyword data from Google,…
  • Improving Your Search Engine Strategies in 2014

    Dustin Christensen
    13 Feb 2014 | 9:21 am
    I posted an article on Business 2 Community on ways law firms can improve their search engine strategies – both for PPC and SEO – in the year ahead. Obviously there are a ton of ways to improve your organic/paid search performance, but this article goes over a few broad, high-level things you can do to start off. Thanks to Jared Richards of ClearCounsel Law Group, Paul Harding at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, Jeremy Geigle at JacksonWhite and Raj Dua of The Dua Law Firm, PLLC for their feedback on the topics. I’ll cover more specific topics throughout the year, here…
  • SEO for Firms with Multiple Locations

    Dustin Christensen
    11 Feb 2014 | 9:53 am
    I have a post on Web Marketing Today about doing SEO for businesses with multiple locations. It doesn’t focus on law firms specifically, but it’s helpful information nonetheless. I’ll follow up that theme with some law-specific posts about firms with multiple locations on this blog, and I’ll also cover how to handle multiple practice areas at the same location, say, if you want separate Google places listings for practice areas at the same firm, etc. Web Marketing Today has a lot of good articles, a few deal with lawyer-specific issues but there’s a lot of good…
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  • Pinterest Tips for Builders and Selling More New Homes

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Pinterest is one of the best social media platforms for sharing images.  With nearly 70 million users, millions of pictures are pinned every day. For industries like new home sales, it is almost a “must” to have a presence on Pinterest.  Many prospective buyers create “Dream Home” boards where they pin images of houses, kitchens, bathrooms and other pictures that express ideas they’d like to incorporate in their future home. As a new home sales professional, if you use Pinterest correctly, images of your model homes and renderings could end up on lots of “Dream Home” boards.
  • “Do’s & Don’ts” of Social Media for Builders & New Home Sales

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    With so many potential home buyers starting their search online, having a strong social media presence is more important than ever. Using social media as a tool to drive possible buyers to open houses is as important as any other piece of your marketing plan. You know how important social media is, but optimizing your social media accounts to convert the visitors to leads is sometimes confusing. Here is a list of “do’s and don’ts” for social media accounts to drive new home sales. “Do’s” of Social Media for Builders & New Home Sales Do focus on specific…
  • How to Use LinkedIn Publisher for Business

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    Since the announcement of LinkedIn Publisher in February 2014, there has been a rush to understand and capitalize on this content platform. It hasn’t rolled out to all LinkedIn members yet, but it will be available to all eventually. (If you want early access, you can request it here.) No matter what type of company you work for or own, LinkedIn Publisher can be an excellent opportunity for your business to share helpful content. Still confused about LinkedIn Publisher and how it can help you and your company? Here is the what, who and how of LinkedIn Publisher. What is LinkedIn…
  • Why Vacation Rental Companies Should Use Pinterest Place Pins

    4 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    In November 2013, Pinterest announced that place pins would be added as a tool for all users. Place pins allow users to connect their image to a specific location, add specific information about the place and insert contact information of the location. With over 750 million pins of destinations on Pinterest, this tool can be a great asset to vacation rental companies. Not sure how to use place pins to gain bookings? Here are some great tips to use on your company Pinterest boards to engage pinners. Creating a board of Place Pins is easy. Just select “Add a map” when you create a new…
  • Paveya to Exhibit at VRMA East Conference April 7-8

    3 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm
    As experts in vacation rental marketing, Paveya is dedicated to understanding the latest industry trends and learning about the challenges and successes vacation rental companies are currently experiencing. That’s why two of our team members will attend the country’s biggest vacation rental industry tradeshow next week (April 7-8) in Orlando, Florida. It’s the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Eastern Seminar, and we plan to soak up as much information as we can to strengthen our clients’ marketing strategies and bring valuable information to you. We’ll also be…
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    Marketing Bees

  • How to Get Authority Page Ideas from Competitor’s Backlinks

    Lewis Crutch
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:33 pm
    The great thing about the internet is that your competitions underwear is showing. Seriously, they think they might be hiding their website from you, they think they might be hiding their processes and practices from you. They better guess again. Thanks to a wide variety of tools and just the way the internet is put together it’s very easy to see what your competition is up to. At the very least, you can see the impact of your competition’s actions. The internet is built in such a way that websites is linked to each other and pass information to each other. When you see this page…
  • Tired of Making Chump Change with your Landing Pages? Try Mirroring

    Lewis Crutch
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
    One of the cornerstones of modern sales techniques is the concept of mirroring. Expert salesmen figured out that when they mirror their prospects’ mannerisms, words and facial expressions, they can increase their sales volume. This should not be a surprise. One key element of human nature is that we tend to trust people who are like us. A salesman in front of you is trying to make a sales pitch, that person most of the time is a stranger, still you find yourself subconsciously drawn to what that person is saying and often times you find yourself whipping out your credit card or forking…
  • If you aren’t Building Authority, you are Wasting your Time

    Lewis Crutch
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Considering the amount of mutations Google has gone through these past several years, you cannot ignore the power of authority. In fact, if you are managing your online properties in any way that ignores or avoids dealing with the concept of authority, you are basically deluding yourself. In other words, your time is running out. The Internet is going towards a brand-based system. The cornerstone of a brand-based internet is authority. You have to wrap your mind around this concept now more than ever. To build your website, you need to be proactive. You also need to be creative regarding how…
  • How to use your Competition’s Tweets Against them

    Lewis Crutch
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    Did you know that you can use your competition’s Twitter tweets against them? Did you know that you can turn their tweets into money? Of course this is an indirect process, you have to do many other different things in the process. Still, by taking advantage of how human nature works, you can gain a competitive advantage against your competition. The hard reality is that as Google evolves and as the internet in general matures, the name of the game is all about authority. Authority is shorthand for many different factors that people use to make buying decisions. You have to build…
  • Reverse Engineer your Competition’s Backlink Profile

    Lewis Crutch
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    If you have been checking your Google rankings and you can’t seem to make any progress with your competition, maybe it’s time to start getting sneaky. Maybe it’s time to supplement your other link building initiatives with a clever and sneaky backlink campaign. Unlike your other backlink initiatives where you basically try to get new backlinks from new sources, reverse engineer your competition doesn’t involve a lot of guess work. Let’s face it, when you’re trying to build new backlinks from new sources and zeroing-in on new building opportunities,…
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  • Nashville Dental Marketing - Who Is Doing Inbound Right?

    Tracey Street
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Which Dentists in Nashville Are Making People Smile with Their Websites?   The inbound marketing process can be confusing, to say the least, especially if your product or service is difficult to market or doesn’t have a defined target audience for whom its benefits will be most felt. When it comes to the healthcare field, eeking out a noticeable place among your competition can be difficult. The creation and careful maintenance of a modern website is among the most important parts of keeping your inbound marketing efforts fruitful, yet many healthcare providers simply don’t put much…
  • How to Create Email Campaigns That Convert

    Tracey Street
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Using Content and Language to Increase Leads for Your Business Small to medium sized businesses everywhere are clamoring to get in on it. In fact, according to an article called How to Write Email Marketing Copy that Converts by Kim George, the founder of Small Business Sense, entrepreneurs are spending 42% of their marketing budget to harness it. If you have sat at your computer for any length of time trying to figure out your next email campaign, its content, creating eye-catching design, engaging the appropriate audience or coming up with a captivating headline then this blog post is for…
  • Tuesday Social Media Tidbits and Treats

    Tracey Street
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Best Social Media Content from the Past Week When it comes to staying educated and informed on current trends, whether in your industry or in the marketing spheres that can help bolster your brand, there’s nothing quite like great content. The internet makes it relatively effortless to find amazing content creators who provide you with educational, funny, or uplifting articles. When you’re trying to tackle a topic for your brand that’s as confusing as social media, having informative content at your disposal is a godsend. That’s why we’ve decided to round up some of the absolute…
  • Thinking About Marketing Automation?

    Bill Faeth
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    Guest Post - STARTING YOUR BUSINESS AUTOMATION PROCESS From a one-man consultancy to an enterprise-level organization, marketing automation can solve a plethora of sales and marketing challenges. With so many options popping up over the past few years, it’s more affordable than ever for businesses of every size to streamline their communications and realize better results. But there is a downside to having so many options, and that comes in figuring out how to choose marketing automation system that’s right for you. FIRST THINGS FIRST Do a little preliminary research. Talk to your…
  • Social Media Productivity: Accomplishing More With Your Valuable Time

    Tracey Street
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Improving Efficiency In Your Social Media Strategy As most of you already know, social media is an invaluable asset when it comes to establishing your brand, connecting with a wider range of potential customers and staying visible in highly competitive industries. Unfortunately, for many newcomers, social media can be a time-consuming challenge that poses more stress and confusion than efficient, effective connection with your most valuable potential customers. Learning how to streamline your social media process and even find some shortcuts in how you create, curate and post content can be…
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  • Guest blogging is down but not done

    12 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    20th January, 2014, breaking news spread like a fire in SEO industry. It was “Guest Blogging Is Done” said by Matt Cutts (Head of Google’s webspam team) through his blog post. It was an alert signal for guest bloggers and blogging industry. Even most of the guest bloggers took it casually as they had earlier when Matt put his view on guest blogging in 2012 and in 2013. There was debate between High quality guest posts vs. low quality guest posts in recent years. Matt again and again informed us that High quality guest posts will win the race. On 19 Mar 2014, Matt’s tweet regarding…
  • 7eyeTechnologies riding on its new way

    7 Mar 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Newly established 7eyeTechnologies is aiming up to lead the world in the field of quality Website Development, Designing, Online Marketing and Content Writing. Everyday several new ventures establish in the market to prove their capabilities and skills towards meeting the market demands up to a significant level, but only those ventures become successful that have really gone through the unbeatable approach towards the absolute fulfillment of their ultimate aim. Similar is the concept with 7eyeTechnologies, a newly established venture in the arena of Website Development India that is aiming…
  • Silent reason to smile

    6 Mar 2014 | 5:50 pm
    “Silence” is the best answer of every question asked by someone to you, either you know reply or not.  Even though, this silence has been eliminated from India as three most popular things are going to shake hands with each others. Being an Indian I am well familiar with these things (Politics, Cricket and Cinema). It is the time to open mouth bigger and bigger as our VIP (Very Important Person) doing.  They are taking training to how to speak loudly but some people are silent and smiling silently. I am one of those people who are silent to smile as these are part of shining India.
  • Welcome to the blog of 7eye Technologies

    5 Mar 2014 | 6:35 pm
    When the idea of creation comes into the mind, the ambitions get shaped at 7eye Technologies. It is a new venture aiming to achieve heights with its vigilant characteristic and absolutely optimistic approach towards meeting its clients’ desires is the base behind the formation of the company. This blog is going to compile all the stories that 7eye Technology has came across in its entire life dealing with the worldwide clientele and managing a sound work culture in its location in India along with what enduring too. 7eye Technologies is the perfect destination for the effective website…
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  • MLP007: Instagram – Using Images for Social Media Success w/ Jenn Herman

    Ashley Faulkes
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:50 pm
    I can almost guarantee that you are not using Instagram for marketing purposes (if at all). Am I right? (you can let me know in the comments) But you are missing out on some amazing opportunities! Instagram is growing like crazy. In fact, according to Business Insider: Instagram grew its user base to 150 million monthly active users in half the time that it took Twitter and in two years less than Facebook Not only that, but according to today’s Podcast guest – Jenn Herman, you will also get highly qualified traffic from Instagram. Any traffic that comes to your site from there, is…
  • Website Review #3: Improving Your SEO and Page Load Speeds

    Ashley Faulkes
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:44 am
    SEO and Page Load Speed are absolutely crucial for any website out there. And in today’s review we are going to be looking at both of these topics in-depth. I was contacted by Rohit Sharma to review his website and try to help him get more traffic and improve the SEO on his site. There are no simple solutions when it comes to SEO as we all know well. Especially when Google keeps changing the rules. But if you approach it in the right way, follow the basics, and always keep a few key things in mind, you can achieve some good SEO results. Before we get into the nitty gritty of…
  • MLP006: Manly Pinterest Tips and the Power of Google Hangouts w/ Jeff Sieh

    Ashley Faulkes
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
    Pinterest pins have a lifetime like no other share on social media. You will get visits to your website from pins you may have forgotten about. Such is the power of Pinterest. And it is growing like almost no other platform. When you combine that with the power of face-to-face Hangouts on Air, an awesome recent addition to the Google+ platform, you have the perfect crime-fighting duo! Google Hangouts have a way of showcasing people online that is hard to do with a blog post or even a podcast (note to self: must do hangouts). And some people have managed to skyrocket their name on social media…
  • Advertising on Facebook: Tips For Expanding Your Audience

    Ashley Faulkes
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:28 am
    We have to be creative in order to expand our audience. They don’t just come knocking on your door asking for awesome content. Sure, you can beg for more views from Google, or try to get more tweets on Twitter. But sometimes that is just not enough. In this post I am going to show you, how for a small amount of money, you how to advertise on Facebook and get more visitors to your site and more subscribers. These Facebook ads tips will help you get a quick understanding of what is involved, and what can be achieved. Let’s take a look…     Reasons for Using Paid…
  • Website Review #2: Blog Posts, SEO and More

    Ashley Faulkes
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    Karen of Kip Kitchen asked me to do a website review because she needed a second opinion and a little SEO advice. I will be doing a thorough review as always, based on my impressions, issues I see and ideas for improvements. Karen has also asked about SEO and ideas for traffic generation, which is 10 blog posts in itself, but I will touch on that at the end of the post to give her something to work with. First Impressions of The Site When I opened the website Kip Kitchen I was pleasantly surprised to find a website that is: clean and well layed out has lots of white space and is easy to the…
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