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  • I Gotcha Covered (EAS)

    Jeremy Schoemaker
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    So the last couple days I have been raving about the Engagifire pop up software.  F’in amazing.  Its unbelieveable and at only $27 lifetime…  I dunno how they do it.  Well I have talked about that enough.  Today is the last day they will have the “Flash Sale” and I don’t think its a scarcity thing. There is no possible way they can do a one time price for all that does and host it.  I bet it goes to $99 a month soon. Anyway if you haven’t yet grab it here Judging from the amount of you guys that picked it up and the feedback I have gotten it appears…
  • My Continued Journey Through Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

    The Official Blog of Josh Boxer
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    It’s been a while since my last post on my Blog here at . Quite honestly, I just wrote a whole paragraph on why I’ve been gone, yada yada all this BS. I highlighted it and deleted it and thought I’d shoot you right from the heart. My wife Pamela and I celebrated 15 years of marriage this year.  For us, its monumental.  We Have Hannah who’s about to be 15 in June and Kaylee who just turned 12. It’s been such a blessing raising these girls.  For the past 7 years, I have had the privilege of working from home. It’s allowed me to spend every…
  • Girl Power

    Cheryl Treleaven
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:24 pm
    With International Women’s Day just behind us, it seems like a good time to take a look at some of the best women-empowering social campaigns.  I was particularly drawn to those with real staying power, that go beyond ‘holiday promotion’ and demonstrate more of a commitment by the brand to effect real change. Central to many of these campaigns is the impact our choice of words has on girls’ self-images.  Equally striking is how brands use powerful storytelling – often in her own voice – to bring the issues to light and help change the conversation. Road to Success Through its…
  • Mobile Friendly Websites for Physicians and Clinics

    Medical Marketing with MDWebPro
    Paul Dreblow
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Seizing Hold of the Opportunity…Going Mobile in 2015!   Whether you are a Physician or Dentist, Chiropractor or other healthcare provider, NOW is the time to be sure your website is mobile friendly.  There are three reasons here, but the most time sensitive is the last.  Be sure to read this. • It validates the fact that your company is staying in the game. Here Is the game: “ 9 out of 10 mobile searches lead to action. More than half lead to sales. (Source: SearchEngineLand). Action is what all marketing ultimately boils down to and people take action on their mobile devices.
  • International SEO Strategy Guide – Plus a Flowchart!

    Conversation Marketing from Portent, Inc: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon
    Kaitlin McMichael
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    I’ve noticed there’s something we’re sorely missing in our marketing mix: flowcharts. Making sure that Portent has mo’ flo’ to offer has become of my new life goals. As part of this endeavor, I created the following International SEO Strategy flowchart to help those who are trying to decide what the best structure is for their international site(s). Ready to get to work? To learn how to use the chart, see the quick guide below the graphic. For further explanation and exploration, check out the link bundle here with a slidedeck & more good stuff from our…
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  • I Gotcha Covered (EAS)

    Jeremy Schoemaker
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    So the last couple days I have been raving about the Engagifire pop up software.  F’in amazing.  Its unbelieveable and at only $27 lifetime…  I dunno how they do it.  Well I have talked about that enough.  Today is the last day they will have the “Flash Sale” and I don’t think its a scarcity thing. There is no possible way they can do a one time price for all that does and host it.  I bet it goes to $99 a month soon. Anyway if you haven’t yet grab it here Judging from the amount of you guys that picked it up and the feedback I have gotten it appears…
  • I took the plunge (and its amazing)

    Jeremy Schoemaker
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    Yesterday I talked about how I was looking at replacing my Bounce Exchange popup that collected leads to this new thing. I get Bounce Exchange for free (it starts at 5k/month) but honestly I wanted more functionality and this looked promising. So yesterday I talked and thought I would implement it over the weekend. But its so simple to setup I had it running in under an hour. This thing is unbelieveable and the best thing is it does not require wordpress. That is a HUGE thing for me cause a lot of times I want to collect leads but not inside of wordpress or then code out my own popup. Pain in…
  • New Report Shows How Email Remains King For Getting Your Message Out

    Jeremy Schoemaker
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    As you all know I am a huge proponent of permission based email marketing… So I always keep up with the news related to it. You know the saying… “Dance with the girl that brought ya” ? It could not be truer than with email marketing. So many people get distracted with the new, cutting edge, techniques that they forget about the time tested proven year after year ones. eMarketer recently published a report that states that 37% of consumers send or read email messages “a lot” — ranking email above the 20% posting and reading messages on Facebook, Instagram or other social…
  • The Evolution of Conferences Over The Last Decade

    Jeremy Schoemaker
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    In 2003 I started making money online. I was stunned the first day I made a dollar on the internet with Google AdSense. Amazing. I was hooked and joined various internet forums to connect with others and learn more about making money on the internet. On Sep 19, 2004 (yes I just looked it up) I joined the Digital Point forums. I had probably lurked around months before that but thats the date I joined and started interacting with the community. It was awesome. I started the blog and shared what I was doing to make money. It got rapid readership. Fast forward almost a year and I…
  • Leads By Social Webinar Recap and Replay

    Jeremy Schoemaker
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:41 pm
    For those who missed it – I did a webinar with the guys behind Leads By Social.  Yesterday.   Thousands registered and hundreds attended. I rarely ever get behind something unless I feel its a huge value to people.  I have had access to Leads By Social for a while and its really unbelievable what they have built. You can go watch the replay here: As a SPECIAL BONUS – For anyone who buys Leads By Social, I am going to throw in my famous Local Marketing BluePrint FOR FREE that has helped thousands of people with their local marketing. The…
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    The Official Blog of Josh Boxer

  • My Continued Journey Through Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    It’s been a while since my last post on my Blog here at . Quite honestly, I just wrote a whole paragraph on why I’ve been gone, yada yada all this BS. I highlighted it and deleted it and thought I’d shoot you right from the heart. My wife Pamela and I celebrated 15 years of marriage this year.  For us, its monumental.  We Have Hannah who’s about to be 15 in June and Kaylee who just turned 12. It’s been such a blessing raising these girls.  For the past 7 years, I have had the privilege of working from home. It’s allowed me to spend every…
  • The 2014 Year in Review

    7 Dec 2014 | 5:40 am
    Well, It’s been about six months since my last post and we are winding down the last few weeks of 2014.  This has been a year of transformation and change for me.  I feel myself getting older and wiser and slowing down just a bit. I haven’t forgotten about my blog here, I just have not been inspired to write much lately.  Stay tuned for 2015. New year, new thoughts, new goals, dreams and mountains to climb.
  • Tail of the Dragon – Deals Gap 2014

    30 May 2014 | 10:29 am
    One of the most awesome rides I have taken to date was to The Dragon’s Tail up on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina.  Driving there from Cumming Georgia up Rt. 129 was awesome.  I met my friend Steve Whittle up off Exit 17 on Ga 400 at 7am on Tuesday, May 27th and we headed out.  It was about a 3 hour ride up with a stop for Gas along the way. The ride to get there was magnificent.  We rode through mountains, past streams and in and out of valley’s.  Below are some pictures from some of the awesome photography companies like KillBoy.  
  • Random Acts of Kindness

    4 Mar 2014 | 5:07 am
    So yesterday I was dropping off my daughter Hannah’s running shoes which she left behind before she got on the bus.  On the way home, I noticed that one of the signs outside of a local eatery here in town was hanging half down and it’s the only sign visible for this restaurant on the side of the building facing the road. Being that I just ate there last week with my wife and the owner talked with us for at least a 1/2 hour while we ate our lunch, I felt a connection to the place.  Rather then just letting it go, I picked up my phone, used Siri and called the restaurant and let…
  • How I am going to make 2014 a Kick Ass year and how you can too.

    30 Jan 2014 | 5:41 am
    So we are at the end of the first month in the new year and while most people made New Years resolves before new year, mine have come to me just over the past few weeks.  Let me explain…… While I made a pretty penny in 2013, partied like a rockstar, created memories with my family, there was one thing missing at the end of the year. Money. Where did it all go? Well, lets just say that the Boxer family had a good time, did some cool stuff and lived a little bit outside of their means. Just over the past three weeks, I’ve made some adjustments to my spending habits and have…
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  • Girl Power

    Cheryl Treleaven
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:24 pm
    With International Women’s Day just behind us, it seems like a good time to take a look at some of the best women-empowering social campaigns.  I was particularly drawn to those with real staying power, that go beyond ‘holiday promotion’ and demonstrate more of a commitment by the brand to effect real change. Central to many of these campaigns is the impact our choice of words has on girls’ self-images.  Equally striking is how brands use powerful storytelling – often in her own voice – to bring the issues to light and help change the conversation. Road to Success Through its…
  • Publish or Perish?

    Kevin Lynch
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:44 am
    For anyone working to advance their career in academics, the maxim of ‘publish or perish’ is deadly accurate. Moving up the department ladder to tenured status requires producing a steady stream of scholarly articles, which are rarely read by anyone other than the author and their committee of peers.  This luxury of scholarly pursuit may be acceptable behind the ivy covered wall of academia, but nowhere else. Yet for far too many B2B marketers, the ‘publish or perish’ paradigm also holds sway. Faced with multiple channels to fill and editorial calendars to keep pace with, too many,…
  • Public Relations Trends in an Evolving Market

    Pam Flores
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:42 am
    Our Lumenatti authors post a lot about content, content marketing, social media, thought leadership and community.  To showcase another area of our expertise that harkens back to our roots, I thought a post on another area of our expertise was in order: public relations. The public relations industry has gone through an amazing transformation over the past 10 to 12 years. The ever-changing nature of traditional media, emergence of new types of online media outlets, continued evolution of social media and the shift away from traditional media consumption has literally reformed the industry. …
  • It’s Mobilization Time

    Colleen Nolan
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    To say that mobile advertising’s growth is meteoric is to have what my brother calls a “keen grasp of the obvious.” U.S. users are now spending the majority of their time consuming digital media within mobile applications, according to comScore. Combined with mobile web, mobile usage as a whole accounts for 60% of time spent online. Many companies think that because they don’t offer an app or sell online, that they don’t need to pay attention to mobile. Think again. Just because you don’t leverage in your products or services does not mean people are not using mobile to find you.
  • Content: The Bridge for Uniting Sales and Marketing

    Kathy Baughman
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    The “war” between sales and marketing is legendary inside many organizations. Sales thinks marketing provides little value and marketing thinks sales is uncooperative and places the blame for underperformance on them. Content, which should be a bridge between the two, reinforces this disconnect. Sales: “Marketing creates content that is useless in my world.” Marketing: “Sales doesn’t use our content even though this is what customers want.” According to SiriusDecisions, 60-70% of B2B content produced by marketing goes unused, sitting on sales portals and website shelves. One of…
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    Medical Marketing with MDWebPro

  • Mobile Friendly Websites for Physicians and Clinics

    Paul Dreblow
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Seizing Hold of the Opportunity…Going Mobile in 2015!   Whether you are a Physician or Dentist, Chiropractor or other healthcare provider, NOW is the time to be sure your website is mobile friendly.  There are three reasons here, but the most time sensitive is the last.  Be sure to read this. • It validates the fact that your company is staying in the game. Here Is the game: “ 9 out of 10 mobile searches lead to action. More than half lead to sales. (Source: SearchEngineLand). Action is what all marketing ultimately boils down to and people take action on their mobile devices.
  • Dental Internet Marketing Strategies

    Paul Dreblow
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Sometimes you find a picture that is, as they say, worth a thousand words. As I was doing some research for those who we wish to serve in the Dental community and thinking about our other clients, I came across this info-graphic.  While these dental internet marketing strategies may  be condensed to 7 or even 5 key strategies, Dentists take note,  content rich and targeted, internet marketing must not be overlooked! If you are ready to link arms with a company that has been working within the medical industry for years and desires to build relationships with Dental clinics so they can be…
  • Marketing Coordinator Position

    13 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    Marketing Coordinator General: DSI seeks a marketing coordinator who embraces our vision, values and work purposefully to execute the DSI marketing plan. The Marketing coordinator will work with and under the oversight of the Sales and Marketing Manager who would share in some  execution of the following core tasks: Specific functions: Daily expectations would center around involvement in some aspect of the following: – Help in overall coordination of our “macro” and “micro” targeted marketing – Webinar coordination / promotion / hosting ( up to 2/mo.) – Creation…
  • Do You Know Dr. Google? The 2014 Digital Patient Journey [Infographic]

    Tyler Weber
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Do you know what process a patient goes through when they are visiting you in person? What about the digital patient experience they have? As may as 86% of people who go to the doctor will conduct some sort of health related search before they step foot into a clinic, hospital, or emergency room! The means that, regardless of what part of health or medicine you are in, a vast majority of the patients that see a doctor will go through some digital patient experience. Knowing what experience your patients have is an important element of your practice, and this infographic provided by…
  • The Keys to Long Tail Keywords

    Tyler Weber
    20 May 2014 | 7:03 am
    This month we have turned to dig up the possibilities and opportunities that lie within long tail keywords. With as much as 70% of searches falling into the long tail keywords category, it seems quite obvious that having a great understanding of this topic is very important, especially to those in charge of drumming up search traffic. What are Long Tail Keywords? Long tail keywords are defined as a search containing 3 or more words which in turn produces a more specific group of search results. Here is an example: “Coffee shop in Minneapolis” vs. “Coffee” The first…
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    Conversation Marketing from Portent, Inc: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

  • International SEO Strategy Guide – Plus a Flowchart!

    Kaitlin McMichael
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    I’ve noticed there’s something we’re sorely missing in our marketing mix: flowcharts. Making sure that Portent has mo’ flo’ to offer has become of my new life goals. As part of this endeavor, I created the following International SEO Strategy flowchart to help those who are trying to decide what the best structure is for their international site(s). Ready to get to work? To learn how to use the chart, see the quick guide below the graphic. For further explanation and exploration, check out the link bundle here with a slidedeck & more good stuff from our…
  • Internet Marketing For Asshats

    Ian Lurie
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Evil is easier! There are internet marketers. Then there are 100% pure internet marketing asshats. They stomp their moral compass to bits in the interest of earning more dollars (or pounds, or drachmas, or whatever). These are a few examples of their tactics: Commit libel Asshats write headlines that imply horrific things/inappropriate or reputation-destroying behavior, like ‘Is This Model Snorting Coke?’ then explain why it’s very unlikely. That way, you get tons of pageviews. All you had to do was destroy someone’s reputation. And yes, that’s marketing.
  • Happy Pi Day from your Friends at Portent Interactive

    Colin Parker
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:18 pm
    MMM. Piiiii. It’s just a few hours till the annual Pi Day celebration at the Portent Interactive offices. About 3.14 hours if you’re into the whole brevity thing. Somewhere, my cardiologist is yelling at this monitor. One can only assume there’s no better way to spend an afternoon as a highly paid medical professional than reading a rambling diatribe about digital marketing. Right? Twenty years of Pi for Portent? Man, time flies. We could probably even do the gratuitous “Fifty Shades of Pi” reference, but our CEO Ian would start throwing lemon meringue out the…
  • PPC at mozCon – Challenge Yourself to Cross Geek Out

    Elizabeth Marsten
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Last year I received an invitation to speak at one of the biggest search conferences of the year, MozCon. MozCon is put on by Moz (formerly known as SEOmoz) an SEO software/tool company in Seattle and MozCon, in the past, has been more commonly known as an SEO conference. As such, I’ve noticed that those that are firmly entrenched in PPC or paid search, haven’t ever been or have little experience with the Moz toolset or brand. But, then there are those that are really familiar with Moz and know what an honor this was to be asked; which meant I got two questions before and after the event:…
  • Mobile & App Content Will Rank Higher. Shenanigans Likely.

    Colin Parker
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:59 pm
    I read the news today, oh boy. No doubt, many of you have already read the headline from TechCrunch. Or maybe you caught it coming down off the mountain from Google. Google is formalizing its stance on “mobile-friendliness” as a ranking signal worldwide. Not only that, but they’re boosting content from indexed apps in organic search results. Commence the obligatory avalanche of one-star apps. Sweet! On the one hand I couldn’t be happier. In my time at Portent, I’ve had the pleasure of working on digital marketing and strategy with some amazing companies that are flat out crushing it…
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    Greg's Corner

  • Don’t be a Craigslist Killing: Raising Awareness for Safer Face-to-Face Transactions

    Greg Collier
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Conducting business with a stranger always brings a certain amount of risk – both for buyer and seller. But, in this digital age of classified advertising, where individuals are conducting one-on-one transactions for used cars, sports tickets, furniture or even intimate relationships, the risk of harm grows exponentially. Consider the recently-published “Craigslist killings,” a list of 84 people whose lives were cut short over the last 8 years through encounters with people they met via the online classifieds site. Some were involved in encounters that were already risky enough,…
  • Cheating in the NFL: Here’s One Simple, but Tough, Question for the New England Patriots

    Greg Collier
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:33 am
    I have only one question for the person who deflated 11 of the 12 footballs for the New England Patriots when they played against the Indianapolis Colts for the AFC Championship earlier this month. Was it worth it? I mean, here we are, counting down the days until the Super Bowl, the biggest game of the year, and instead of listening to radio hosts and TV analysts talk about the strengths of a running game or weaknesses in the defense, I’m listening to questions about quarterback Tom Brady’s integrity and suggestions that Coach Bill Belichick be suspended from the Super Bowl. Was it worth…
  • Slashing journalism won’t bring new readers, more revenue to newspapers

    Greg Collier
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Nearly 20 years after the Internet became a thorn in the side of newspapers, the old-school print industry continues to take steps to soften the blow that the Web has had on its business model. The problem is that newspapers, as part of their effort to become one with the digital side of news, keep making the same mistake. They keep chopping the journalism side of the business, the side that creates the original content that keeps visitors – and the eyeballs for their ads – clicking on their sites. This time around, it’s the mighty New York Times that’s slashing newsroom jobs…
  • NFL Under Fire: What Happens after the Buck Stops?

    Greg Collier
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    For sake of full disclosure, I’m a big fan of NFL football – the rivalries, the loyalty of the fans, the final-second plays that lead to victories and upsets. What I’m not a fan of is the off-the-field behavior that has dominated headlines early in this season. In a league as large as the NFL, there’s bound to be a few bad seeds in the bunch. But the gravity of these allegations – domestic abuse, child abuse, sexual assault and more – have put a spotlight on the NFL’s inability to control bad behavior. Sure, the league issued fines and suspensions – but for the…
  • Free to a Good Home? A Bad Idea Online!

    Greg Collier
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Any business owner needs to stay ahead of the trends, and unfortunately, that applies to trends in crime. I’ve said before in blog posts and TV interviews that we don’t carry personals because they can be used as a front for prostitution and human trafficking. We don’t carry pet sale ads, as they often trade in animals that have been bred through puppy mills—breeders who literally breed animals to death, leaving them undernourished and caged without proper exercise or loving contact. We simply won’t even take a chance at supporting criminal industries, so we don’t run the ads that…
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    dotmailer Status - Incident History

  • Upgrade of network infrastructure part 3

    10 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Mar 27, 09:22 BSTScheduled - On Saturday 11th April 2015 between 6:00am and 9:00am BST we'll be embarking on the final steps involved in upgrading our edge network infrastructure. Primarily this involves fully removing our old edge routing hardware. During the last maintenance we had moved traffic away from this hardware, but now the time has come to fully decommission it. For our US east coast users, that equates to 1:00am EST on Saturday 11th April 2015 to 4:00am EST on Saturday 11th April 2015. During this period, dotmailer will be unavailable. The unavailable services will include: -…
  • Regular application update

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:29 am
    Apr 1, 08:29 BSTCompleted - The scheduled maintenance has been completed.Apr 1, 07:30 BSTIn progress - Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.Mar 26, 09:49 BSTScheduled - Our next regular application update is scheduled for 1st April at 7:30am BST (that's GMT +1). Regular updates typically bring new features, bug fixes and performance gains. During the update, sends and related services may run slower than usual. We'll share the release notes just after the update so you can read what's new.
  • Regular application update

    18 Mar 2015 | 1:18 am
    Mar 18, 08:18 BSTCompleted - The scheduled maintenance has been completed.Mar 18, 07:30 BSTIn progress - Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.Mar 11, 12:55 BSTScheduled - Our next regular application update is scheduled for 18th March at 7:30am GMT. Regular updates typically bring new features, bug fixes and performance gains. During the update, sends and related services may run slower than usual. We'll share the release notes just after the update so you can read what's new.
  • Delays and intermittent errors

    14 Mar 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Mar 15, 00:34 BSTResolved - This incident has now been resolved and the application is now fully working again.Mar 14, 23:50 BSTIdentified - We've identified a problem that is causing intermittent errors in the main web application, the API, and in dotmailer's tracking services such as clicks and signups. Additionally, services such as contact imports and sends are delayed.
  • Delays with contact imports

    9 Mar 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Mar 9, 21:31 BSTResolved - We've identified and resolved the issue, which was caused by a non-responsive backend server. Imports are now processing normally.Mar 9, 20:55 BSTInvestigating - Currently there are delays while processing contact imports. Imports may be delayed by up to 30 minutes. We are investigating the cause of this issue.
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    Starmark | Integrated Marketing Communications » eTips

  • How a marketer can take advantage of the Internet of Things

    Roberto Renteria
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
    The Internet of Things creates new opportunities for marketers to connect with their customers in one of the best ways possible, a “helpful” way. As a reminder, the Internet of Things is all about connecting devices to the internet that can report a status to a user, as example, wearables, equipment, home automation, etc. Marketers have […]
  • Understanding Mobile App Analytics – are you “appy” with the results?

    Roberto Renteria
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 (Cisco), mobile presence is more than just a trend, it’s a way of life, understanding the difference of Native Mobile Apps and Responsive Web Design, will help us kickstart a solid mobile strategy, but understanding how Mobile App Analytics differs from Web Analytics is key to building and sustaining […]
  • Personalized Search Results – The end of SEO as We Know it

    Roberto Renteria
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:47 am
    As Google continues to improve it’s personalized search results, it’s becoming nearly impossible to implement and deploy standardized Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Results are more customized with the staggering influx of factors affecting those results including demographic information, geolocation, search history, device type and even social personas. In Google’s latest tactic to mimic Facebook’s open graph calculations – […]
  • Local Search: The Social Evolution

    Roberto Renteria
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    Since our previous eTip about Local Search, we find times have changed and local-search-engine optimization (local SEO) is undergoing a social revolution! Long gone are the days of simply placing your business address in any number of directories as well as the footer of your website in hopes of ranking in the top 10 local search […]
  • The Internet of Things, preparing for the next generation of the Internet

    Roberto Renteria
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    At CES this month, there were 900 exhibitors promoting the Internet of Things, also know as The Internet of Everything. Samsung’s CEO said “the Internet of Things is no longer science fiction, but science fact.” As the ever-changing landscape of marketing evolves, getting a glimpse into what’s coming can help marketers prepare and stay ahead of the curve […]
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    Robert W. Dempsey

  • Using PyParsing For Web Scraping, Application Control and Data Wrangling

    Robert Dempsey
    13 Mar 2015 | 5:07 am
    That’s what I’ll be talking about at DC Python on April 7th. In this talk you’ll learn how to use pyparsing, a free Python module, to create and execute simple grammars for web scraping, application control and data wrangling. Dump the nested if statements and get parsing. Oh yes, there will be code, and lots of it, to get you started! RSVP today >> I’ll see you there! Also On The Agenda On July 1st I’ll be speaking at my monthly meetup – Data Wranglers DC – about writing grammars in pyparsing for web scraping, data wrangling, and app control. This…
  • Add RSS Feeds To Your Dashing Dashboard

    Robert Dempsey
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:07 am
    Who doesn’t love charty goodness? Everyone that I know does. Dynamic charty goodness on a dashboard? Yes please?! With that said, you can imagine how excited I was when I came across Dashing, a Sinatra based framework that lets you build beautiful dashboards. However my excitement was short lived when, while I was working on my home dashboard (weather, RSS feeds, the daily Dilbert cartoon), I discovered the RSS widget I was using wouldn’t pull in feeds from StackOverflow. Well that’s a no go, so I updated the existing widget and created RSS Feeds (Updated). Using the…
  • Join Me Wednesday for Growth Hacking and Knowledge Sharing

    Robert Dempsey
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:07 am
    The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely. – Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist and Sr. Director of Research, Consumer Electronics Association Growth hacking is a marketing technique that blends creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to gain exposure and sell products. Put another way, growth hacking is concerned with using data and the insights gained from data to get more exposure (marketing) and sell more products (sales) while…
  • Control F.lux With Alfred

    Robert Dempsey
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    What It Is F.lux is an Alfred workflow for controlling aspects of F.lux, an app that makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day – warm at night and like sunlight during the day. Activating Color Effects and Disabling Flux Activate the Workflow The keyword trigger flux will bring up the list of available workflow options. Activate Darkroom The darkroom color effect makes your screen a crazy red with white and gray everything else. Try it out to experience it for yourself by selecting “Activate F.lux darkroom”. Activate Movie Mode Movie mode…
  • Use Python 3 To Send Email With Attachments Using Gmail

    Robert Dempsey
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Part of my job as a data analyst is to create reports and send them to various people. I had already used Python 2.7 to automate the creation and sending of the reports using Gmail, however all the examples I found for Python 3 were either more complicated or simple than what I needed. Below is the code that will allow you to easily create an email with attachments and send it using Gmail, all with Python 3. #!/usr/bin/env python # encoding: utf-8 """ Created by Robert Dempsey on 12/6/14. Copyright (c) 2014 Robert Dempsey. Use at your own peril. This script…
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    Online Marketing Strategy for Entrepreneurs | Denise Wakeman

  • 9 LinkedIn Publishing Tips That Can Build Your Visibility and Audience

    Denise Wakeman
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    A colleague recently posted in a private Facebook group, asking where she could post content to expand her reach and build new relationships. There are so, so many options for sharing your content, and you can get bogged down trying to cover all the bases. However, as a business owner,  if you’re not publishing on LinkedIn, then this is where I suggest you start, if you too, like my colleague, want to expand your reach. LinkedIn has been growing stronger as a platform in the last year or so, and is becoming a contender for getting more eyeballs on your content. With the opening up of…
  • LinkedIn Visibility Strategies for Entrepreneurs | Adventures in Visibility with Viveka von Rosen

    Denise Wakeman
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:09 am
    “Your business’s LinkedIn profile is your launchpad for success. It is the foundation on which your marketing strategy is built, making it one of the most important tools in your arsenal.” In the “green room” with Viveka von Rosen before the show starts. Viveka von Rosen is one of the top LinkedIn Experts and my go-to gal for all things LinkedIn. She’s passionate about using and showing others how to optimally use LinkedIn. Viveka’s positive, fun-loving style makes it easy to learn and implement her LinkedIn strategies.  In this adventure we explore…
  • How to Integrate LinkedIn With Your Content Marketing

    Ann Smarty
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    Guest post by Ann Smarty Think about the best social platforms for promoting your content. What came to mind? Facebook? Twitter? Pinterest? Maybe StumbleUpon, for those hipsters among you. All of those are good answers. But the list is missing one very important component you may not have thought about in the past: LinkedIn. Promoted (and used) as a professional networking tool, it is usually seen as a means of direct communication with others within your industry. You have a conference to go to, and a quick search will bring up others who have been posting about going. So you can set up…
  • Online Marketing Pros Reveal Their Success Secrets | Adventures in Visibility

    Denise Wakeman
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:46 pm
    This Adventure in Visibility is a celebration! On February 10, 2015, Mitch Meyerson’s latest collaborative marketing book, Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars hit the bookstores. This episode features 4 of the 23 authors: Stephan Hovnanian, Andrea Vahl, Mitch Meyerson and me. Our conversation centers around multi-author book collaborations (high visibility!),  lead generation with books, as well as Google+ and Facebook tactics that build your business. We discussed: Mitch’s experience with multi-author books Using books as lead generators Up to the minute Facebook…
  • 7 Harsh Realities of Self-Publishing as a Side Hustle

    Ryan Hanley
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    Guest post by Ryan Hanley. It’s easy to romanticize self-publishing. Indeed, self-publishing is an amazing experience for sure, but romantic, it is not. I’d like to share with you a few realities of self-publishing learned while producing my first book, Content Warfare: How to find your audience, tell your story and win the battle for attention online. Writing Content Warfare was my side hustle. I have a full-time job. I’m the managing editor of Agency Nation, a digital publication for the insurance industry. Not to mention maintaining my own podcast and blog. Self-publishing is a side…
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    The Official Blog of Josh Boxer

  • My Continued Journey Through Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    It’s been a while since my last post on my Blog here at . Quite honestly, I just wrote a whole paragraph on why I’ve been gone, yada yada all this BS. I highlighted it and deleted it and thought I’d shoot you right from the heart. My wife Pamela and I celebrated 15 years of marriage this year.  For us, its monumental.  We Have Hannah who’s about to be 15 in June and Kaylee who just turned 12. It’s been such a blessing raising these girls.  For the past 7 years, I have had the privilege of working from home. It’s allowed me to spend every…
  • The 2014 Year in Review

    7 Dec 2014 | 5:40 am
    Well, It’s been about six months since my last post and we are winding down the last few weeks of 2014.  This has been a year of transformation and change for me.  I feel myself getting older and wiser and slowing down just a bit. I haven’t forgotten about my blog here, I just have not been inspired to write much lately.  Stay tuned for 2015. New year, new thoughts, new goals, dreams and mountains to climb.
  • Tail of the Dragon – Deals Gap 2014

    30 May 2014 | 10:29 am
    One of the most awesome rides I have taken to date was to The Dragon’s Tail up on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina.  Driving there from Cumming Georgia up Rt. 129 was awesome.  I met my friend Steve Whittle up off Exit 17 on Ga 400 at 7am on Tuesday, May 27th and we headed out.  It was about a 3 hour ride up with a stop for Gas along the way. The ride to get there was magnificent.  We rode through mountains, past streams and in and out of valley’s.  Below are some pictures from some of the awesome photography companies like KillBoy.  
  • Random Acts of Kindness

    4 Mar 2014 | 5:07 am
    So yesterday I was dropping off my daughter Hannah’s running shoes which she left behind before she got on the bus.  On the way home, I noticed that one of the signs outside of a local eatery here in town was hanging half down and it’s the only sign visible for this restaurant on the side of the building facing the road. Being that I just ate there last week with my wife and the owner talked with us for at least a 1/2 hour while we ate our lunch, I felt a connection to the place.  Rather then just letting it go, I picked up my phone, used Siri and called the restaurant and let…
  • How I am going to make 2014 a Kick Ass year and how you can too.

    30 Jan 2014 | 5:41 am
    So we are at the end of the first month in the new year and while most people made New Years resolves before new year, mine have come to me just over the past few weeks.  Let me explain…… While I made a pretty penny in 2013, partied like a rockstar, created memories with my family, there was one thing missing at the end of the year. Money. Where did it all go? Well, lets just say that the Boxer family had a good time, did some cool stuff and lived a little bit outside of their means. Just over the past three weeks, I’ve made some adjustments to my spending habits and have…
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    Social Media Marketing Plus

  • Marketing Automation for Small Business

    Neil Ferree
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:03 pm
    The post Marketing Automation for Small Business appeared first on Social Media Marketing Plus After you watch this video on Marketing Automation for Small Business, you will see this solution is easy to use and fast to deploy. Once you’ve set-up and configured the 4 content discovery tools and the 4 social media profiles, it will take you less than 1 hour a day to source, curate and share […] The post Marketing Automation for Small Business appeared first on Social Media Marketing Plus
  • How to Become a Content Marketing Ninja

    Neil Ferree
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    The post How to Become a Content Marketing Ninja appeared first on Social Media Marketing Plus Content Marketing can be cumbersome and time consuming but it doesn’t have to be either. This is an advanced Content Marketing Ninja Hack I’ve been using to drive targeted traffic to my Blog. By following this routine, you can quickly find and curate quality content and share it with your target audience on multiple social networks. […] The post How to Become a Content Marketing Ninja appeared first on Social Media Marketing Plus
  • How to Dramatically Increase Your Online Visibility

    Neil Ferree
    7 Mar 2015 | 4:43 pm
    The post How to Dramatically Increase Your Online Visibility appeared first on Social Media Marketing Plus If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Conversely, if you author an epic article and nobody sees it or reads it, does publishing it have the impact on your online visibility and brand awareness you were looking for? Increase Your Online Visibility There are 2 […] The post How to Dramatically Increase Your Online Visibility appeared first on Social Media Marketing Plus
  • Why is the Best URL Shortener for Social Sharing

    Neil Ferree
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:17 pm
    The post Why is the Best URL Shortener for Social Sharing appeared first on Social Media Marketing Plus Read what 2 super successful marketers have to say about and why I say that is the Best URL Shortener for Social Sharing What if there was a way that you could share content to other people’s stuff and still easily bring them back to your own content, with little or no effort? I […] The post Why is the Best URL Shortener for Social Sharing appeared first on Social Media Marketing Plus
  • How to Dramatically Increase Your Social Media Presence

    Neil Ferree
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The post How to Dramatically Increase Your Social Media Presence appeared first on Social Media Marketing Plus We all know having a presence on the social web is critical these days. A solid content marketing strategy must include a process for both creating and curating quality content and sharing it across the social web. If you follow these guidelines, your social content discovery and sharing processes will be more efficient and will dramatically […] The post How to Dramatically Increase Your Social Media Presence appeared first on Social Media Marketing Plus
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    Omar Kattan - New Age Ad Man

  • Leveraging Influencers to Close More Sales

    Omar Kattan
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:32 am
    Decision makers often rely on the advice of trusted associates to make important purchasing decisions. Buying teams are often formed to assist decision makers when a single purchase could have a significant impact on the future of a business. Selling products and services to businesses, therefore, requires an understanding of the organizational dynamics that can [...] Leveraging Influencers to Close More Sales is a post from: Omar Kattan - New Age Ad Man The post Leveraging Influencers to Close More Sales appeared first on Omar Kattan - New Age Ad Man.
  • Five Common Content Marketing Mistakes

    Omar Kattan
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    Nearly every content marketer has experienced this frustration: You’ve planned your strategy, done all the necessary research and created interesting content, but you’re not getting results. The new leads and increased sales you expected haven’t materialized. While content marketing can be a powerful tool when done correctly, a few errors can sabotage your efforts. Let’s [...] Five Common Content Marketing Mistakes is a post from: Omar Kattan - New Age Ad Man The post Five Common Content Marketing Mistakes appeared first on Omar Kattan - New Age Ad Man.
  • New Business Startup? Think Like a Rock Star

    Omar Kattan
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:54 am
    Launching a new business? Why not borrow ideas from your favorite rock stars to help you develop a strategic plan? Here’s how. Musicians, like business start-up geeks, begin with spending a lot of time behind the scenes working through the development stages of their products. It would be naïve for them to jump into the [...] New Business Startup? Think Like a Rock Star is a post from: Omar Kattan - New Age Ad Man The post New Business Startup? Think Like a Rock Star appeared first on Omar Kattan - New Age Ad Man.
  • My Workshop in Dubai: SEO for News Websites – March 23

    Omar Kattan
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    One of the important hubs for the news publishing sector in the Middle East and Gulf region is Dubai. Actually, many of these regional offices are right here at our doorsteps in the heart of Media City. This got me thinking… Since a big part of Sandstorm’s mission is to disseminate digital knowledge, and with [...] My Workshop in Dubai: SEO for News Websites – March 23 is a post from: Omar Kattan - New Age Ad Man The post My Workshop in Dubai: SEO for News Websites – March 23 appeared first on Omar Kattan - New Age Ad Man.
  • A Brief Look at Computing Trends for 2015

    Omar Kattan
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:04 am
    There is certainly a lot to take in as we look over the past decade in the world of computer hardware and software. Back in 2005, Windows XP was still the world’s most common operating system in homes and businesses, mobile Internet was in its infancy, and a typical home computer was powered by no [...] A Brief Look at Computing Trends for 2015 is a post from: Omar Kattan - New Age Ad Man The post A Brief Look at Computing Trends for 2015 appeared first on Omar Kattan - New Age Ad Man.
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    E-Marketing Associates - Online Marketing Products for Independent Hotels » Blog

  • Benefits of a Cloud Based PMS

    Jason Jackson
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Independent hotels have to wear many hats to ensure their hotels are operating properly, but this workload can often come at a cost. Some day to day operations can be time consuming and often be put off or forgotten completely. Thankfully, as new hospitality technology comes out, the hotelier’s job continues to get easier. The latest in these tools are the new cloud based Property Management Systems. The biggest advantage of these systems is the cost. Traditional PMS installations and service contracts can often be expensive, and many are outdated. Hoteliers pay once and won’t look for…
  • Collecting Guest Surveys to Improve Your Hotel

    Sandra Martinez
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:20 pm
    With how many reservations move through hotels every year, there is a wealth of data available to the hotelier who is willing to put the time into analyzing it. With the powerful reporting tools available through a hotel’s distribution channels, PMS and booking engine, it’s easy to spot booking trends and begin rate forecasting. But what about the data that walks out the door after each check out? Every guest that stays at a hotel has a wealth of knowledge that only a fraction of them are willing to share, and when they do it typically comes in the form of a review. TripAdvisor and Yelp…
  • Keeping Watch on the AirBnB Competition

    Joshua Meehan
    13 Mar 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Traditionally when new competition moves into a hotel’s territory there is enough time to prepare and adjust marketing and pricing strategies. New constructions can take several months to years depending on the size of the property, so this traditional type of competition is easy to see coming. However, with the recent popularity of home/room sharing services like AirBnB and HomeAway, the competition is seemingly unknown and can change over nights. Travelers looking for a unique and local experience are already going to shy away from large brands already, but traditionally they would look…
  • Tools for Success: Reputation Management

    Jason Jackson
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Let’s face it: first impressions count. And when it comes to finding a hotel, review sites can have a huge impact on whether a prospective customer decides to book with you or not. But despite all of this, many hoteliers don’t have time to manage the comments that are left on these review websites. In fact, statistics suggest that only 56% of hotels respond to TripAdvisor reviews – despite this being one of the world’s most visited travel sites. Whether the review is good, bad, or indifferent, responding to them can have a whole host of benefits. Although some reviews…
  • The Hotel Selfie

    Tina Cheong
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Millennials can be defined as the generation of people born between the early 1980’s to the early 2000’s. They are also the generation that spends the most time being on their phones, capturing and uploading moments that they find worthy onto various social media sites. This allows all of their friends and family members on social media to know just exactly what they are up to. Needless to say, the Millennials are quite involved with social media. With the easy access of apps, people are able to able to take a simple picture and transform it into something that manages to show their…
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    RocketMill » Blog

  • The Ultimate List of Ecommerce Tools & Resources

    Search Engine Optimisation
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:46 am
    Best Ecommerce Platforms for Small Businesses One of the big advantages of ecommerce is that it is affordable and can be used by any business, even if it is relatively limited in scale and has only ever operated in-store in the past. There are a wide range of affordable and easy-to-use (especially useful if there is no dedicated IT operator or department involved with the business) ecommerce platforms that can be used by small businesses to maximise their general sales. Listed below are some of the most popular ecommerce platforms for small businesses: Magento WooCommerce BigCommerce Shopify…
  • E-Commerce: Don’t Pedal Against the Buying Cycle

    Bid Media Marketing
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    Today we’re going to take a look at; the “buying cycle”, why it’s important to align your bid media campaigns with this cycle and how to ensure you’re staying on track and prominent throughout. “What is the Buying Cycle?” The buying cycle is the journey a user takes from the first moment they become aware of their need for a product through to the completion of a successful transaction or the capture of enquiry. Step 1: Awareness The user knows they have a want/need for a product. Owning the product would fulfil a need or desire. Example… Users thought: “I need a new car to…
  •'s Conversion Optimisation Tests Since 2013

    Search Engine Optimisation
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:02 am
    We have been monitoring’s homepage since December 2013 using CRO Monitor, the following screenshots demonstrate how their homepage has evolved over this period.             The post's Conversion Optimisation Tests Since 2013 appeared first on RocketMill.
  • Google's Imminent Algorithm Update Will Affect Ecommerce Sites

    Search Engine Optimisation
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:17 am
    Google’s Webspam Team made an announcement earlier this week about doorway pages. While doorway pages has been against Google’s Webmaster Guidelines for a long time, the latest update points to one specific issue which could affect a lot of large sites, particularly ecommerce sites and franchise chains. It should be noted that almost in all cases, these types of announcements are made before a major algorithm update, I believe an update is imminent. Google recommends that we should ask ourselves the following questions to ascertain where a page is a doorway page or not: Is the…
  • Style guides: why you should use them in your projects

    Conversion Optimisation
    24 Dec 2014 | 12:38 am
    Style guides are a bit hip and happenin’ at the moment. There are excellent examples out there from the likes of Code for America, MailChimp and Starbucks. At RocketMill, we’re looking into developing our own too. They’re a key resource for efficiency, consistency and producing a great final result. So, what are they, why should you be using them and how can you make one? What are style guides? Put basically, style guides define the design standards of what you are producing in a way that others can work with but will still maintain consistency. A page that you produce now should still…
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    The Conversion Scientist

  • 5 Elements of Persuasive Writing that Make Your Posts Takeoff

    Cari Bennette
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    As content writers, we’re trying to persuade others to see our point of view – to agree with us. Regardless of whether it’s to click on a link or to purchase a product, we want our writing to influence others in a positive manner. To write in an engaging and persuasive way is an art form – it’s elegant, refined and exercises discernment. And it’s worlds apart from the distasteful, strong-arm tactics employed by spam marketers. Crafting content that influences isn’t necessarily hard, but it does take a bit of practice. So, without further ado, let’s have a look at five key…
  • What to Consider When Using Video in Email Marketing

    Jenix Hastings
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Video helps your marketing. It’s not a very controversial statement, but for years now YouTube has been hovering around the number two spot of the most-used search engines, yet somehow video in online marketing still has a feeling of just emerging from its infancy. Despite that, marketers feel very comfortable using video for their own projects, with close to 80% of marketers polled by eMarketer claiming they’ve leveraged video for their own brand’s marketing. Marketers are starting to see that they can benefit greatly from leveraging video in channels like email marketing. Email…
  • Twins: Spotting Flaws in this Viral Split Test

    Brian Massey, The Conversion Scientist
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Split tests are a favored tool of economists, direct response mailers and website optimizers. The primary challenge when creating a split test is being sure that you’re measuring exactly what you think you’re measuring. As my grandmother used to say, “The road to bad conclusions is paved with uncontrolled variables.” Yes, we are a geeky family. When your variables get out of hand, all hell breaks lose, and you end up testing something you didn’t intend to test. When comparing humans, nothing beats twins for experimenting. I feel sorry for twins because of the number of…
  • Use Data from Click Tracking Heat Maps to Increase Conversions

    Sezgin Hergul
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    I am one of the many people obsessed with increasing conversion rates.  Were you to wake me up in the middle of the night with the word ‘conversion,’ I would probably respond with a long, haunting sigh, “…raaaates.” That’s how much I’ve been possessed by the topic. I’ve seen lots of unsuccessful attempts at increasing conversion rates based on conventional wisdom that isn’t necessarily backed up with data. Make your calls-to-action (CTAs) big! Change your layout!  Make it scroll horizontally and design it in Adobe Flash!  One funeral home changed…
  • What if the Mobile Internet Wasn’t Important? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Trina Bolfing
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:13 am
    If the Zombie Apocalypse struck tomorrow, and the only way not to become the walking dead was to throw away your mobile device, who would be the winners and losers? According to an intriguing infographic, you’d be more likely to be file-swapping on Dropbox than binge-watching on Netflix. You’d be more likely to get your news the same way your grandparents do. You’d be back to reading the New York Times online instead of Buzzfeed, which now interprets world events by comparing them to your favorite episodes of Friends. Would you have predicted that Sears would suddenly be…
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    SEO Inc Blog

  • How to Use a 301 Redirect for SEO

    Eric Seal
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Are you getting the most out of your 301 redirects? SEO best practices demand that you use each 301 redirect for maximum benefit—for visitors and you. But whether you’re rewriting URLs or fixing navigation errors, using 301 redirects in an SEO sense takes a little more effort than usual. As San Diego’s premier SEO service provider, we at SEO Inc. use 301s to get your visitors on the right track. And you should be doing the same. Redirecting the SEO Way From an internet marketing standpoint, knowing how to use 301 redirects the right way can give you a competitive edge. Redirects are a…
  • Internet Explorer Ending, New Microsoft Browser Incoming

    Eric Seal
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    Microsoft is finally putting Internet Explorer out to pasture. According to a report by The Verge yesterday, Microsoft will let the branding die for their internet browser. In its place will arise a new browser, codenamed ‘Project Spartan’ (yes, that’s another Halo reference), which will release with the forthcoming Windows 10. Internet Explorer was set to release alongside Spartan in Windows 10. Except now… it won’t? The History of Internet Explorer We can’t help but feel kind of bad for Internet Explorer. It had its time in the spotlight—and far more than a mere fifteen…
  • Mobile Friendly Update to be “Bigger” than Penguin, Panda

    Eric Seal
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Big changes are coming in SEO. You already knew they were coming. But now we know the upcoming mobile friendly update that Google is launching on April 21, 2015 is going to be big. Zineb Ait Bahajji, one of Google’s Webmaster Trends Analysts, announced earlier this morning at SMX Munich that the upcoming algorithm for mobile-friendly websites was going to be big. How big exactly is anyone’s guess. But we do know from a tweet by international SEO consultant Aleyda Solis that the mobile friendly update is reportedly “going to have a bigger effect than penguin and panda.” Bigger than…
  • What is SEO? And Why Do I Need It?

    Eric Seal
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Don’t worry—all businesses have asked these questions at some point. Unfortunately, the answers to “What is SEO?” and “Why do I need it?” are not immediately obvious. Especially not when you’re looking to gain a better internet presence to really get ahead of your competition. Getting these answers requires you to learn from someone who not only knows the answers but knows what they’re doing. Someone like us— SEO Inc. We’ve put together this blog to answer your most burning questions about SEO. It’s our hope that, by its end, you’ll realize just how much you need SEO.
  • SEO Inc and Our Clients Visit Google for a VIP Tour

    Eric Seal
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:44 pm
    SEO Inc. had the distinct honor of visiting the one and only Googleplex for a VIP tour and high profile client meeting. Accompanying one of our PPC clients, we set foot upon Google’s HQ for a day of fun and business talk. (We actually treat those as one and the same around here!) Our CEO, Garry Grant, and our Director of Paid Search, Jerrold Burke, headed up to Mountain View, CA bright and early on Thursday morning. Luckily, the thunderstorms from earlier in the week seem to have run their course, so the weather was nice and clear. Of course, we have our PPC client to thank for getting to…
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    Rand Group

  • Your Manufacturing ERP Investment: Part III

    Tony Chalet
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Plot Your Course While maps and charts for ancient seafarers were rudimentary lacking the fine detail we have today, the captain of a vessel knew the importance of charting the course to avoid known obstacles and arrive as quickly as … Continue Reading — The post Your Manufacturing ERP Investment: Part III appeared first on Rand Group.
  • Don’t Let Employee Rants Ruin Your Reputation

    Karin Wilson
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Today the realm of employee recruitment spins on the axis of the internet, with virtually everyone using online services to find and obtain the jobs they need. And with that comes a few unexpected outcomes few could have imagined. Along … Continue Reading — The post Don’t Let Employee Rants Ruin Your Reputation appeared first on Rand Group.
  • Quality Management in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

    Amer Dalain
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Improved quality management is every executive’s desire. One of the best features of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is that quality management lies at the very heart of the program. In this series, we’ll explore these various features, starting with an … Continue Reading — The post Quality Management in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 appeared first on Rand Group.
  • How to Generate Leads with LinkedIn

    Karin Wilson
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:09 pm
    The LinkedIn world has gone ad crazy. Not just with regular ads, but with a new kind of social media ad that companies are eating up like candy. With millions upon millions of members, LinkedIn proved to be such an … Continue Reading — The post How to Generate Leads with LinkedIn appeared first on Rand Group.
  • How Teams Can Quickly Build SharePoint Collaboration Sites

    Mark Boyd
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
    If you’ve read my other blog posts or whitepapers, you know I’m a big proponent of a having a structure that guides how SharePoint is rolled out across the organization. This includes a roadmap that aligns how SharePoint, the tool, … Continue Reading — The post How Teams Can Quickly Build SharePoint Collaboration Sites appeared first on Rand Group.
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    Facebook Marketing Made Easy

  • Facebook Ads Bootcamp: The Anatomy of Creating Facebook Ads That Work (In Just 4 Steps)

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    I know from personal experience that creating the perfect Facebook Ad can sometimes feel like climbing Mount Everest—the hard way! With so many potential factors to think about, it can be easy to get bogged down in details and not know what you’re really meant to do. When it comes to creating the perfect Facebook Ad, I feel it’s better not to overthink what you’re doing—otherwise what needs to be short, punchy and attention-grabbing might become invisible to your potential leads—and ruin the point of your ad in the first place! These are my four top steps to creating a……
  • How To Give Your Facebook Ad Campaign A Quick Boost With This Little-Known Tool…

    17 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    It’s exciting to work with Facebook for ads—all that customization, right at your fingertips—but how can you be sure that your campaign is actually working? How can you be sure that your conversion rates are good? How can you even know that people are listening to what you have to say? If you’re racing ahead with the campaign without knowing anything—that could be problematic in the long run. But there is a tool out there that lets you fine-tune your marketing campaign, just as if you were one of those marketing ninjas effortlessly creating campaigns that simply work. And…
  • How To Organize Your Facebook Ads Campaign

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:23 am
    Overwhelmed? Don’t know what to do in your Facebook Ads dashboard? In this video, you’ll learn how to organize your Facebook Ads campaign to market your product effectively. To begin organizing your Facebook ads campaign, login to your page and look at the navigation bar on the left and choose the bar that says “Ads Manager.” After you have clicked that button you’ll see several different options to the right of the navigation bar, but for this video we’ll focus on just a few options related to campaign structure and organization. The 3 buttons we’re focusing on now are…
  • REVEALED: Facebook Ads Are The ONLY Way To Successfully Market On Facebook – And Here’s Why!

    3 Dec 2014 | 4:13 am
    There’s no doubting that Facebook is a great way to stay in touch with friends – but are you using it successfully to expand your own business? Chances are, you’ve tried, but it turns out that the labyrinthine back-office and myriad of choices have likely flummoxed you. You’re not alone: Facebook’s constant algorithm changing often hurts people just like you. Click here to find out how I can help you! It used to be simple. You grew your fans through good fashioned, honest hard work. You got your likes with blood, sweat and tears. You did this so fans could……
  • Tired of wasting time and no results? Four juicy steps to follow and create your own Social Media Strategy Template!

    17 Mar 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Here is the deal! You dedicate such a big amount of time – maybe even more than 30 minutes a day – and…. no results!!!! It is not funny!!  I know. Maybe sometimes you wonder what’s the whole fuss around social media miracle anyway. It doesn’t get results anyway. But here is the thing. You need to become a PRO!! Pro means having a social media strategy template – it’s a MUST!!! To make sure you have one that’s right for your business, go here and read more. It’s so easy to get sucked in all the social content if… Read the Full ArticleThe post…
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    Search Engine Marketing Blog | Silverback Strategies

  • Facebook Means Business
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    Look out Google because Facebook is nipping at your heels. With the introduction of Facebook Product Ads and the acquisition of TheFind, Facebook is letting the industry know that they plan to compete harder than ever in the retail advertising space.  These new features could significantly improve customer experience by showing users more relevant products, and increase advertiser’s conversion rates for the same reason. Facebook Product Ads Facebook Product Ads are likely in part a reactionary response to the success of Google’s shopping campaigns, which were created in part to…
  • Google Trusted Stores: New Features and Easier Implementation
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    Yesterday, Google announced that they are making the requirements for Google Trusted Stores much easier. In short, this change now makes it easier for online retailers to add the “Google Trusted Store” certification badge to their E-Commerce website. This will increase trust and confidence when shopping online. The Google Trusted Stores program is free and simple to set up. How This Affects Merchants Simplified technical integration before entering the qualification period It’s as simple as creating an account, signing the agreement, and adding two snippets of code to your website.
  • 4 Google Analytics Widgets That’ll Help Prove Value This Christmas
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    The days of being just a PPC account manager, or just an SEO account manager are almost over. With more and more businesses relying on digital exposure to drive sales and interest, it has never been more important to stay ontop of your P's and Q's when managing your client's search engine marketing efforts. One of the most efficient ways of creating value with your clients is backing up your campaign with relevant data. Many digital marketers use analytics platforms such as Google Analytics, and Omniture. If there is one skill that all digital marketers should focus on honing, it’s the…
  • Choosing The Perfect Keyword For SEO
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    A keyword is any word or phrase that is used to describe content on a particular page of a website, and enhance that content for online search. Optimizing a page for a keyword is important, but it is vital to do research beforehand to determine the best one to use. This article will focus mostly on the importance of keyword research in respect to SEO, because adjusting SEO keyword strategy after the fact is much more cumbersome than that of PPC. (Note: Poorly researched keywords for a PPC campaign can lead to unnecessary ad spend and lost opportunities, but you can easily pause them to…
  • Migration Checklist For Search Engine Optimization
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:38 am
    What is a migration? The process of moving one part to another can be defined as migration. In the SEO industry we face migration in many forms, including: Website redesign Domain change URL changes Brand redefinition It is important to have a plan/checklist in place, while going through any migration, to ensure a website’s search engine visibility will not be affected. A case study from Built Visible’s Richard Baxter shows the effort that needed when going through a site migration. From my past experience, I have learned that providing a bulk of information and action items, without…
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    Ekcetera Marketing and Design

  • How the Facebook Algorithm Works In Plain English

    Kelly Garrett
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Every year, Facebook holds a gathering of web developers, marketers, and others to show how things work and inform them of what’s new and upcoming. They never fail to offer some extremely valuable information for those trying to demystify the social platform. This year was no exception. F8 2015 was all about answering some of the greatest Facebook mysteries and discussing the future of the newsfeed. Arguably, one of the best pieces of information was a plain English explanation of how the newsfeed algorithm works. Don’t forget the basics As marketers, we often think of Facebook as…
  • How to Tell If Google Sees Your Website as Mobile Friendly

    Kelly Garrett
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    A couple of weeks ago, Google announced it would start penalizing rankings for websites that aren’t mobile friendly. This isn’t surprising as we’ve been hearing for years that mobile usage continues to increase. People are accessing the internet in a variety of ways on the go and many people might not be aware their websites don’t appear all that fantastic on mobiles devices. Starting April 21, 2015, Google will incorporate mobile usability into its ranking algorithm. To put it bluntly, if your site isn’t mobile-friendly, your rankings will drop.  I can see it…
  • Top 10 Resources for Stylish & Smart Entrepreneurs in 2015

    Kelly Garrett
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Owning a business takes courage. Even more so in 2015. All of the technology available has made the world shift online to not only buy and sell products, but to build relationships over bytes of data. It’s fascinating. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I’d be spending my days with my husband, at home, working from our virtual offices, making connections and relationships with people all over the world. That’s what Entrepreneurship looks like for me in the 21st century. But it hasn’t been easy getting here. I’ve learned from countless resources and a pricey…
  • Has Your Website Had An Oil Change Lately?

    Kelly Garrett
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:43 am
    We’re all familiar with changing the oil on our car, right? It’s a necessary part of owning a car. Most of us wouldn’t dream of going for extended periods of time running on old, dirty oil, or with a filter that needed changing ages ago. So why isn’t the same true of your website? Granted, most websites don’t cost the same amount of money as a shiny new BMW, but if your website is the backbone of your business marketing (as most are), or a direct revenue producer, the cost of running it into the ground can end up massive. Yet, so many business owners don’t…
  • Gift Guide for Entrepreneurs

    Kelly Garrett
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    The Holiday shopping season is upon us again. Each year, I get more and more overwhelmed with gift buying. Sometimes, I want to skip gifts altogether. (Who needs yet another trendy kitchen gadget?) But, the anti-Scrooge in me says to pause and give thoughtfully. Instead of grabbing deals left and right because they’re inexpensive and convenient, I try to put thought into what I gift and make sure the receiver will truly find it useful. Thus, I’ve compiled a list of Practical Gifts for the Entrepreneur In Your Life (Plus a few just for fun). Some offer fantastic Black Friday…
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    Attacat of Edinburgh » Brain

  • The shape of Bing to come – updates and predictions

    Rasmus Lof
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    Everyone working with online marketing is aware of the presence of Bing Ads, and as a responsible PPC professional you have probably recommended a client at some point to import existing AdWords campaigns to Bing to possibly try to achieve cheaper cost per clicks and CPAs. Poor Bing, constantly being looked upon as the “little brother” of PPC, where successful AdWords campaigns often gets dumped with no further optimisation work often being done. But might there be any change coming up on the Bing horizon to alter this view? I would say yes, and no. The feeling is that although Bing keeps…
  • Google Adwords Updates: What You Need to Know About This Month

    Andrew Morgan
    9 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    Most of these you should have heard about before this month but we know how it is, time just seems to pass us by! Here’s a quick overview of some of the changes made to Google Adwords that you should know about today. Adwords Editor At the end of 2014 Adwords launched a new and improved version of Adwords Editor. If you’ve not already updated, do. Google have stated that Editor has been redesigned from the ground up by enhancing current features as well as adding new and improved features. The biggest changes are: The ability to open up Editor in multiple windows, allowing you to…
  • Marketing Automation: Digital Marketing On Steroids

    Mark Boyd
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:17 am
    We are constantly looking for new and innovative ways in which we can benefit our client’s businesses through their digital efforts. Yes, we’re particularly confident with SEO, PPC, CRO and Analytics amongst other channels, but this doesn’t mean we’re going to rest on our laurels. We’re an inquisitive bunch with a thirst for knowledge and a desire to be top of our digital games. As such, we’ve always got our ear close to the ground to listen out for digital tremors that we feel are worth taking note of. One of these tremors has been occurring over the last…
  • Month in Numbers: February 2015

    Charlotte Hardy
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:10 am
    February brings the dreaded day of luurrvvveee, the Oscars and the Super Bowl. It’s also the month of the year with the least amount of precipitation, isn’t that a delight! This edition of Month in Number’s includes stats on how an improved onsite user experience can have a staggering effect on your site traffic, which brand was the most mentioned during this year’s Oscars ceremony and what percentage of surveyed companies are going to spend more on their marketing budget in 2015. Stay tuned for all this and more! 98% The Guardian online paper has achieved a record…
  • Charlie’s Quick Fire Reading List #9: Facebook Ads & Maximising Your ROI

    Charlotte Hardy
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    Facebook are doing some pretty cool things at the moment. I know, right? Take a break from doing cool stuff Facebook! We love to think that we hate Facebook, but really it’s turning out to be quite useful for us marketing types. Stay tuned in this post for a couple of blog posts on cool new Facebook products/tools. We’ve also mentioned a really good article about content syndication, platforms you can use to do this, and how to make it super efficient. All this and more! How to Improve Title Tag CTR by 20% You may remember Joel writing a recent blog post on headline writing.
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    latest solar news

  • Solar Light – Your Questions, Answered

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    There are fantastic ways to save money, use less electricity and be more energy conscious. You can make a difference by learning all about solar lights. If you’re tired of feeling like your questions about solar lights are never answered correctly then you should continue reading. Solar lights are a great way to brighten your home and stay green. There is a huge amount of pressure to protect the world and reduce the carbon footprint added daily. Ignoring the ways you can do this is not an excuse. There are so many ways to change your lifestyle and live a greener life. One of those ways…
  • Portable Solar Panels – Tips To Buy The Right One

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:56 am
    The clean energy industry is a booming market in recent times, when the protection of the environment seems to be a priority for all. Solar energy has long been accepted as the best source for the safest and efficient energy that humans produce electricity for our consumption needs. Most countries are opting for this system for the manufacture and sale of electricity on a commercial scale. The same applies to the utility of this form of energy at the individual level. More and more people are turning to solar power for your portable power needs. Solar panels are a great product to help match…
  • Three important Benefits of Solar Panels

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Since awareness about global warming, people have become more open to the idea of ​​finding renewable energy sources to mitigate environmental problems in the world today. Among the renewable sources of proposals was the use of solar panels, which has gained popularity in recent years with both residential and commercial spaces. In fact, there are significant benefits of using this type of energy production system, but some also stressed the disadvantages. In general, however, experts agree that the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. Some of the most notable benefits of using this type…
  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Solar Powered Products

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:15 am
    Sustainable or green energy is becoming one word above all for those who want to save on their energy consumption. The use of solar energy is becoming very popular not only because it is free and plentiful, it is also one of the cleanest renewable energy resources used today. Whether you are looking for some efficient products, choosing solar energy devices is one of the best options you can choose. These are some of the advantages and disadvantages of solar panel lights to help you make an informed decision. Advantages of solar energy products One of the benefits of installing solar energy…
  • Highlighted Aspects of the Solar Industry

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Solar energy has entered our lives for decades, and has been the change in our lives since. With more spin-off industry, many things that have become difficult to treat. While many aspects have become very popular rooms that provide large amounts of benefits every day. What are they? Distributed solar Service The service relates to a solar energy system is decentralized, modular and very flexible. It is located close to the load used, but generally have less capacity than traditional electricity. A photovoltaic system connected to the network is often considered the service. In practice, both…
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    Digital Marketing Consultant

  • WSI Launches SEO Campaign For Ventura County Home Staging

    John Danenbarger
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    Ventura County Home Staging (VCHS), established in 2010 and owned by parent company Refined Home Staging, provides professional home staging services for homeowners, Realtors, investors and property managers. The company serves towns throughout the greater Conejo Valley area. VCHS primarily provides home staging services for Westlake Village, an affluent area where the median home price for homes currently listed for sale is $1,195,000. VCHS serves this upscale clientele by calling on the interior design expertise of Pam Smith, the company founder. Ms. Smith is active with the Real Estate…
  • WSI Implements Local SEO for SYNERGY HomeCare in Denver Area

    John Danenbarger
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    You have probably seen the predictions for astounding growth of our senior population in the next few years – it will double to 70 million by 2025.  This huge shift in the age of our population presents both challenges and opportunities.  This is where SYNERGY HomeCare comes in.  A leader in the home health care field, SYNERGY caregivers provide in home care not only to seniors but also to special needs children, new mothers, and those recovering from illness or surgery. WSI was retained by the Denver area franchisees to not only increase their leads with better web site rankings and…
  • WSI Implements Local SEO for Rose Wang Dental in Nashua Area

    John Danenbarger
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    WSI is the Agency of record for Rose L. Wang DMD and Associates, a dentist in Nashua, NH. Dr Wang’s dental practice is one of the oldest and professional dentist practices in the Nashua, NH community. She employs many dentists in Nashua that deliver thorough, caring and relaxing dental procedures as noted by over 700 customer reviews over the years. WSI delivers their Local SEO and administers their PPC advertising while monitoring their over overall web presence. Dr. Rose L. Wang and her dental staff are well known for their efficiencies and expert delivery of extensive teeth restorations…
  • WSI and Rick Norris CPA, Accountancy Corporation Engage in Search Engine Marketing

    John Danenbarger
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    March 9, 2015 LOS ANGELES — WSI is proud to announce the company’s engagement with Rick Norris CPA Accountancy Corporation, a Los Angeles entertainment CPA, in a Search Engine Marketing and Internet Advertising campaign. The website and building an internet presence is part of an integrated communications plan for Rick Norris CPA, Accountancy Corporation.  Rick Norris, owner of Rick Norris CPA, based in Los Angeles is excited about the potential of search engine marketing and Internet advertising to increase the internet traffic on their website. The campaign will entail writing…

    John Danenbarger
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:14 am
    Heritage Sotheby’s International Realty, one of the branches of Sotheby’s International Realty, is a leading real estate brokerage that specializes in facilitating the buying and selling of real estate properties across beautiful Napa County. With one office based straight out of Napa and another in St. Helena, Heritage Sotheby’s International Realty is committed to helping California and international residents alike discover the advantages of living in a majestic wine county. In order to improve their online presence and increase online traffic, Heritage Sotheby’s International…
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    The B2B Inbound Marketing Blog

  • Rapidan Inbound Announces Strategic Partnership with Colombian Branding Firm Brandca (Press Release)

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Washington, DC Inbound Marketing Agency Rapidan Inbound announces strategic partnership with Brandca of Bogotá, Colombia to provide inbound marketing services to professional services firms and technology companies. With the new partnership, Rapidan Inbound now offers a full range of marketing services to SMB companies.   Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 30, 2015 Washington, DC inbound marketing agency Rapidan Inbound  announced today a strategic partnership with Bogotá, Colombia branding and design firm Brandca to provide web design and branding services to its customers. Rapidan…
  • The Management Consultant's Survival Guide (How To Avoid Deadbeats, Chiselers and Lowlifes)

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you've been in the consulting business for more than a year or two, you've probably had an encounter with a less than honorable client. You've either been stiffed, lied to or had a customer renege on their contractual obligations. Unfortunately, it's comes with the territory of being a management consultant. In my book, the only foolish mistake is one that you don't learn from (or one that you make more than once.) It's hard to walk away from revenue, but the experienced consultant learns fairly early on that all that glitters isn't gold. That client that looked so good at the beginning…
  • 3 B2B Growth Strategies for 2015 And Beyond

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Content marketing is everywhere. It's in your social feeds, your email inbox, and on your favorite websites. Take your dog to the veterinarian, and they'll probably remind you to check out their latest blog post on your way out the door. Whether you need to fix the drain in your kitchen sink, grow bigger tomatoes in your garden, or learn more about the types of material used in dental fillings, five seconds on Google will lead you to marketing content telling you how. Content marketing is popular because it works, but its ever-growing popularity also presents a real challenge. How do you make…
  • Product Review: HubSpot's Sidekick For Business

    18 Mar 2015 | 11:46 am
    We're big fans of HubSpot - we manage inbound marketing programs for our customers on the HubSpot internet marketing software and we use it in our own company. In August of 2014, HubSpot introduced a CRM product that is tightly integrated with the marketing software, giving firms a complete sales and marketing automation platform.  After 30 days of trying the new HubSpot CRM, we cancelled our Salesforce subscription and are now managing all of our marketing and sales efforts through HubSpot. Don't get me wrong - Salesforce is the mack daddy of CRMs. But for our SMB consulting business,…
  • 4 Easy Tips To Increase Your Inbound Marketing Conversion Rates

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    What's your inbound marketing conversion rate? Drawing visitors to your website is a great start, but visitors alone don't make inbound marketing tick. It's turning visitors into qualified leads that really matters. For all its importance, conversion rate is a pretty simple metric to figure out. It's the number of leads your website generates, compared to your overall number of site visitors. The percentage of your site visitors that become leads is your inbound marketing conversion rate. Let's take a look at how you can improve your inbound conversion rate, and reap the revenue-generating…
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    Internet Marketing Mantra

  • Basic Website Audit Checklist For SEO

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Before starting your website SEO (Search engine Optimization) campaign, it must run one time audit of your website. The website audit will help you detect and correct the existing issues of your website that could interfere with your domain authority. For example: Any website broken links or architecture or improperly structured navigation could compromise website search engine visibility before you even begin. Running a website audit will defiantly help to identify the problems or errors that will help to initiate your SEO campaign Image Source : This website SEO audit…
  • 21 Best FREE SEO Tools for On-Page Optimization

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Google’s official position on webmaster best practices really hasn’t changed much over the years. What has changed is the search engine’s ability to enforce these guidelines through improved algorithms. The implementation of Panda, Penguin, and Hummingbird has had a profound impact on the SEO landscape. Google’s Matt Cutts has remarked that no one should be surprised when a website that hasn’t followed the guidelines is penalized. What Cutts overlooks or chooses to ignore is something that I have dubbed the “Google Paradox”. I suspect the Google…
  • Google’s Hummingbird update explained – what should it mean for your SEO?

    11 Oct 2013 | 12:11 am
    Google’s Hummingbird update explained – what should it mean for your SEO? Last week Google announced its new Hummingbird algo update, putting lots of SEOs into doubts and concerns – what should this algo change mean to you and your website? To make sure you don’t get down into panic and plan your SEO strategy wisely, we’ve put up this short guide to explain what Hummingbird update is, how it affects your rankings and how to adapt your SEO strategy to benefit from the changes. So, what do we know about Hummingbird? Though announced on September 26 only, Hummingbird…
  • List of 25 Best .Edu Forums (Free)

    28 Jan 2013 | 10:32 pm
    If you have been blogging for a few years, then you would surely be knowing the importance of backlinks, especially for ranking your blog high in search engines. Though there are a lot of ways to build backlinks which were extensively used by bloggers for a long time, recently Google stepped up the gas and decided to target blogs that were using unnatural link building methods, resulting in huge drop in traffic for most of the blogs. However edu backlinks still work quite effectively in boosting SERP rankings as edu blogs enjoy an authority status on nearly every search engine, and if you…
  • 10 Alternatives To Bookmarking

    28 Jan 2013 | 9:34 pm
    It looks like your (and my) personal search engine of interesting web pages is about to go away. Yahoo hasn’t formally confirmed, but all signs point to the impending demise of What are we going to do with all of our bookmarks? There are several alternatives available and, if you’re like me, you’re going to have to test some of them out until you find the one that best fits how you like to save bookmarks and later search for them. You’ll also want to export your existing bookmarks and, if possible, import them into the new service you choose. Instructions…
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    Big Thinking Online

  • If You Don’t Fix Your Mobile Website Issues it Could Cost You!

    James Debono
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:35 am
    So this morning I woke up to the following email in my inbox: Now as far as I was aware this site is mobile optimised; we have a responsive theme, which means that the website layout will adjust depending on what device the user is using to interact with the site. Therefore I wasn’t panicked, however I was keen to find out what the issue was. I followed the link in the email that took me to Google Analytics and read the report. “1 page out of 423 is not optimised correctly.” 1 page! Oh come on, give me a break! Anyway after doing a bit of digging I found the page that was…
  • 5 Ways To Add Social Proof To Your Website

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:39 am
    5 Ways To Add Social Proof To Your Website The term Social Proof seems to be popping up more and more in relation to brands and marketing, although the concept itself is far from new. For those of you who haven’t come across it, Social Proof is the positive influence created when someone finds out that others are doing something. According to Wikipedia, “Social proof is a type of conformity. When a person is in a situation where they are unsure of the correct way to behave, they will often look to others for cues concerning the correct behaviour. When “we conform because we believe…
  • Online Video Marketing Strategy – Why Should You Have one?

    James Debono
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:36 am
    Online Video Marketing Strategy – Why Should You Have one? Do you have an online video marketing strategy? Answering Yes because you uploaded a video to YouTube 3 years ago, or you invested in a corporate video of you in your 90’s power suit, does not count. Having an online video marketing strategy means regularly producing online video content that your user base, your clients, patients, customers or social media following, find educational, entertaining or enlightening. Ideally, your content will be so memorable that when one of your targeted following is in need of your services or…
  • Your Reputation Is and Always Has Been Your Biggest Competitive Advantage

    18 Feb 2015 | 12:27 am
    Your Reputation Is and Always Has Been Your Biggest Competitive Advantage Reputation has always been important to any business. For many businesses, word of mouth and referrals from customers has been a big part of their growth strategy. Even companies with teams of salespeople and generous marketing budgets rely on their brand name and reputation to help seal their deals. In the last few years thanks to the growth of the Internet and social media we’ve seen huge changes to how people interact with brands, and businesses that have struggled to adapt to the change of pace have seen their…
  • Do You Know How Powerful Video Marketing Is?

    James Debono
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:38 am
    Do You Know How Powerful Video Marketing is? Online Video has quite literally exploded in the past five years. It is no longer something for the future it is clearly part of the NOW. Clients, customers, patients and followers expect to see video as part of their online experience to aid in their decision making process about your brand. There isn’t a more powerful way of capturing your users’ attention and gaining their trust online. The Numbers Don’t Lie In the UK over 15 million people will watch 200 million videos online today. Don’t think that it is only teenagers watching videos…
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    Fearless Competitor by Jeff Ogden

  • Nice to connect with our client Mintigo

    The Fearless Competitor, Jeff Ogden
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Mintigo is a client of Find New Customers and they hired us to publish their content and we finally got moving on that yesterday. Got their new post and they wanted me to publish it, like we did with the other two posts and went right to work on that.. We cannot move on to more paid projects till we get this aricle  published, so I was happy to get started on this project, so we can move on to new projects for Mintigo.. In fact, they gave me a list of 10 sites where they would like to get published, and already got in touch with three of thoss sites. Thank God for my world class network that…
  • Pithy sayings by Seth Godin in a great book

    The Fearless Competitor, Jeff Ogden
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    What To Do When It’s Your Turn (and it’s always your turn) is a great book by Seth Godin that was given to Jeffrey L. Ogden of Find New Customers by his partners at Likeable Local. Thank you Likeable Local. Got a great book from my son Matt, the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, which is a classic. Supposed to have been at a doctor today with my mom, but more on that below. I’ll also tell you about my favorite show House of Cards and how it hit home for me. Love Seth’s style of writing which is brief, short and pithy and he has a lot of great…
  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Find New Customers!

    The Fearless Competitor, Jeff Ogden
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    The most likeable company in marketing Find New Customers, wishes you and yours a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day! (We call ourselves Likeable because Find New Customers is partnered with Likeable Local, which is Social Media Marketing Software to make YOU more Successful.) They keep making their product better and better and I did a great webinar with them yesterday. (Despite our slow connection.) @davekerpen does write for Inc, which is very impressive. Got a lot of great books from them too. Their CEO @davekerpen writes for Inc, which is impressive. As they said yesterday on the webinar…
  • Won marketing awards and guest post but I’m a Notre Dame grad

    The Fearless Competitor, Jeff Ogden
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Jeffrey L. Ogden of Find New Customers may have won some awesome marketing awards and he may be getting published on the Ringlead blog by Amanda Nelson on March 23rd, which is a great honor. Happy to reconnect with Amanda who used to work for she move to  (see photo) Got a marketing award from Brand Quarterly magazine in 2014 which has been all over Twitter recently which says I’m one of the Top 50 Marketing Thought Leaders over 50 for Brand Quarterly magazine. Thanks @alansee and @fionavesey for that great honor, which I really appreciate. I also…
  • Nice to get back in touch with Amanda Nelson at Ringlead

    The Fearless Competitor, Jeff Ogden
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    Jeffrey L. Ogden of Find New Customers used to write a lot of guest posts for the blog, like the very popular article The Importance of Attitude, which was about my nasty fall and recovery a year ago. It’s already been shared on Twitter 100 times, so please check it out. (Doing much better now. Thank you.) My contact at was Amanda Nelson. Amanda now runs content marketing for Ringlead and she just invited to write articles on marketing for the Ringlead blog. I’m deeply honored by this invitation, Amanda. (see photo here) Deeply honored to win this…
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    Inbound Marketing Blog

  • Why Your Email Was Marked as Spam - Inbound Marketing Highlights

    Mike Rastiello and Roman Kniahynyckyj
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:34 am
    Hi, I'm Roman; and this is Mike. How was your inbound marketing week? Do you love our website redesign? Take some time to check out the new digs.  This week's inbound highlights hand-crafted just for you, straight from the HubSpot oven.  The Rise of Email Subject Line Designers? - Email still works (well). Email still matters (a lot). And email is still evolving. Subject lines with special characters and emoji are becoming all the rage in email. From simple stars to brand representations it’s an effective way to crystallize a message and increase click rates. Email subject lines…
  • New HubSpot Integration for Dynamics CRM is Self Service, Affordable and Powerful

    24 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    Looking for a hassle-free way to integrate HubSpot with Microsoft Dynamics CRM? In partnership with Scribe Software, LyntonWeb has launched, a low-cost, easy-to-deploy integration solution for inbound marketers using HubSpot and Dynamics CRM. Built on the Scribe Online cloud integration platform, allows companies to purchase, configure and deploy the integration using a self-service portal. is the answer for companies who understand the value of connecting their CRM to their marketing automation system to align sales and marketing…
  • Google Finds The Holy Grail of TV Ads - Inbound Marketing Highlights

    Mike Rastiello and Roman Kniahynyckyj
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Hi, I'm Roman; and this is Mike. How was your inbound marketing week?  This week's inbound highlights hand-crafted just for you, straight from the HubSpot oven.  How Good Web Design Influences Consumer Behavior - Don’t ever forget the purpose of your website is for people to act. You want website visitors to buy your wares, call you or click on something. You can trigger psychological responses with words and colors. There’s a reason why Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Tumblr are all bluish. How To Analyze Your Audience In Google Analytics - It’s always a good bet to use an…
  • Are You Renting Your Marketing Team Yet?

    18 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Hey you. Yes you - Ms. (or Mr.) Marketing Leader. I know you may be thinking about building an amazing marketing team in-house. A wildly successful team that will show your luster to your bosses and propel you to unlimited promotions and a corporate swagger unheard of in your company.  Allow me to proactively drain your still unattained swagger. It's not that easy. Think of the energy involved in posting, researching, recruiting and hiring just one marketing resource. Think of all the departments you will need approval from for each new employee - HR, Finance, Operations (new cubicle and…
  • Perch and Ducks That Go - Inbound Marketing Highlights

    Mike Rastiello and Roman Kniahynyckyj
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    Hi, I'm Roman; and this is Mike. How was your inbound marketing week?  Some articles for you: 5 Reasons Why I Refuse to Share Your Blog Post - Read this if you want your blog shared. If you are phoning in your blogs simply to produce content don’t expect that content to be shared. Don’t make mistakes in spelling or facts either. And even if you are discussing the same thing as everyone else - offer unique insight or analysis. 6 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Digital Marketers - The Buffer and Hootsuite apps I think you are are aware of. Perch is a nice way of seeing mentions across…
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    The IMPACT Blog

  • 5 Seemingly Harmless Details That Drastically Affect Email Open Rates

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Enticing someone to open an email is an artform. With so few elements under your control, you’ve got to hit just the right buttons to make your recipients do the same, but let’s face it, most... (For the full post, please click the blog title link above.)
  • How to Write an “About Us” Page That Actually Converts

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    You know when you first meet someone and they say “tell me about yourself” and you freeze not knowing where to start, then slowly try to back out of the conversation? (Or maybe that’s just... (For the full post, please click the blog title link above.)
  • Inbound Marketing Trends: March 29, 2015

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Happy Sunday! This week Pepsi overtook Diet Coke as America's second most popular soda (fun fact?), Instagram launched the Layout collage app, and Twitter released... (For the full post, please click the blog title link above.)
  • I’m Leaving IMPACT (But I’m Taking These 5 Things With Me)

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    I've known for about a month or so that'd I'd soon be writing my last blog article for IMPACT. Here goes nothing... "Do you have a few minutes to chat, John?" Those 9 words were met with a... (For the full post, please click the blog title link above.)
  • Are You Guilty of Sending Too Much Email?

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Word on the street is that you've been working pretty hard to build up a list of email subscribers. Congratulations. This is no easy feat.  But do you want to know what is easy? ... (For the full post, please click the blog title link above.)
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    Tim Bonner

  • Is It Wrong To Want More?

    Tim Bonner
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    Growing up, I led a relatively modest life in rural England. I lived on a large farming estate with my parents and two sisters. My dad worked (and still works) for the estate as an agricultural worker. After staying at home with the kids, my mum worked hard to build a career in accounting with no prior knowledge. And she succeeded. I’ve always been taught that we should make the best of ourselves that we can – whether that be through education or on the job work experience. That means not living off the state unless we fall into hard times and not expecting something for…
  • Are You Tempted To Be A Blogging Used Car Salesman?

    Tim Bonner
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    I like to try out new shiny stuff on my blog. The latest tools, plugins and themes are things that I enjoy testing. When I’m researching possible candidates, I look to my fellow bloggers for impartial advice. But where affiliate marketing’s involved, can we ever be impartial? And I include myself in that. Affiliate marketers are looking for the sale. Nothing more, nothing less. A bit like a used car salesman. Impartial Advice Or Sales Patter? I’m interested in visual editors for WordPress and have been for some time now. I’ve tried out quite a few. The trouble is…
  • The Things We Take For Granted

    Tim Bonner
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
    I remember going to pick my daughter up one day from nursery and the teacher asked me to stick around. That would happen with my son in the past when he’d done something he shouldn’t. But rarely would I get that with my daughter. The teacher proceeded to ask me if I’d noticed any issues with my daughter’s speech. I felt defensive and said I hadn’t. That was the truth. I guess I’m around her so much I hadn’t noticed. She went on to say that my daughter was substituting some sounds and backing some sounds – using the wrong part of her mouth to say…
  • Are You Creating A Social Media Strategy That Sucks?

    Tim Bonner
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Okay. Let me start by saying that no-one sets out to create a social media strategy that sucks. Or at least I don’t think they do. I didn’t think I was… But then, I met a friend of mine for a few beers in Edinburgh a couple of weeks ago. We got talking about work – we’re old work colleagues so it was bound to happen. Then the conversation turned to social media and in particular Twitter. And it went something along these lines. My friend: So are you still sending all those spam Tweets still? You send so many Tweets all I see is you in my feed. Me: Yeah,…
  • How to Promote and Manage Your Online Meeting – A Complete Guide

    Erik Emanuelli
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    After creation and organization, the promotion of an online meeting is always the most difficult thing. The web, however, may give you a big hand. But which resources and tools enable you to achieve success? Here is a guide to manage and promote your online event. 1. Strategy It’s important to have a solid theoretical basis and a strategy to organize and promote an event, whether online or offline. For this reason you should always observe and learn from the experts in your field. Here, Social Media Examiner explains how to use social media to promote an event. Also, you want to…
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  • Yes, Even Manufacturing Companies Have Websites

    Andy Calloway
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Even though we’re not in the centre of Birmingham, our little office in Kinver is still heavily influenced by the city. I just had to drive through a big chunk of it on the M6, and something struck me. There’s still an incredible amount of industry here. I wonder if they have websites? There’s a tendency to think that websites are just for tech-heavy companies selling the latest gadgets or those in the service industry with fancy names. As the Internet is a predominantly business to consumer arena, most people aren’t going to be searching for “rolled cold…
  • Seven Ways to Get All Your Blog Posts Written Today

    Andy Calloway
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    Have you created all your blog posts for this week? I have. In fact, I’m into next week which means I can get on with doing other things like creating content for clients, drinking coffee and having a wash. Too many times though, I’ve sat in front of my computer completely dumbfounded. I know I have to created content for our website, because that’s how it will start to perform better in Google, but knowing what to write? That’s the difficulty. I mean, surely everything’s been written now? Luckily, I fixed the problem, I worked out what I needed to do in order to…
  • The Best Way to Get Great Google Rankings? Give People Great Content

    Andy Calloway
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    The world of SEO has moved considerably in the last few years. We’re now at the point where most digital marketing companies don’t even use the term “SEO” any more because it brings with it some rather uncomfortable baggage. So why has this happened and what’s the answer to that elusive number one position? For a very long time it was understood that us SEO types were actually the holders of some great secret. Somehow, we knew how Google ‘ticked’ and we knew how we could take a website and propel it to the number one spot. Often it was thought that we…
  • Get Your Site Mobile, or Your Rankings Will Drop

    Andy Calloway
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:23 am
    On Thursday 26th Feb, Google made a pretty big announcement. It was so significant that the nerdosphere went crazy, however to most in the business world it meant absolutely nothing. Again, it’s one of those technical things that just flies over the head of many business owners, but you know what? You should listen up to this. Mobile is big If you have a quick look at your website analytics, you’ll see something quite startling I bet. You’ll notice that the number of people viewing your site from a mobile phone has been steadily increasing over time. In many cases it’s over 40%, some…
  • How Does Content Marketing Really Get You Sales?

    Chris Green
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    First of all, I need to make the following disclaimer. Content marketing is not magic. You don’t pop up a blog post or two and the sales start flooding in. You don’t create one or two videos and suddenly you’re the talk of the internet. It requires hard work. It requires you going beyond the efforts of your competition. Still with me? Good, we lost a few people just then, hopefully your competition… Right, lets get stuck in. What Exactly is Content Marketing? Just to make sure we’re talking about the same thing, we would define content marketing like this:…
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  • How to Write a Business Plan for Mobile App Development

    Peter Brooke
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Get the funding you need! So you have assembled a dream team and are ready to develop mobile apps. Your company has the skills, drive, and talent to make a go of it, but you need some start-up funds to develop your ideas. There are a number of banks and private financiers who are willing to invest funds in mobile app development, but they need to be sure they are making a prudent investment. These savvy investors will expect you to present them with a well-fleshed business plan. I can hear the wails now, “We know how to develop apps, not how to write a business plan for mobile app…
  • 10 Reasons You Need a Digital Marketing Strategy

    Peter Brooke
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    More leads with less effort! In the rush to build an online presence, has your company jumped into digital marketing without a set digital marketing strategy? If your company is getting some positive results with a specific digital channel, you may think you don’t need to a coordinated digital marketing strategy. The success you are achieving with your email newsletter or social marketing strategies is a positive step, but it doesn’t compare to what you can achieve with a comprehensive interactive marketing strategy that encompasses the full range of digital marketing channels. In…
  • Digital Marketing and PR Concepts for Entrepreneurs

    Peter Brooke
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    With almost 90 percent of consumers relying on internet searches to inform their purchasing decisions, entrepreneurs cannot afford to neglect the PR opportunities offered by digital marketing. And yet many of today’s startup entrepreneurs are finding themselves struggling to market their businesses through digital channels. While these budding tycoons may be skilled at business development, their unfamiliarity with digital PR strategies can seriously hamper their ability to build a strong, competitive business. If you find yourself in similar straits, realize that combining digital…
  • 10 Tips to a Powerful Email Marketing Strategy

    Peter Brooke
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    Email campaigns remain one of the most efficient, cost-effective ways to engage your customers. With its unparalleled ability to deliver targeted content directly to consumers who are already interested in your brand, email marketing is a valuable resource no business can afford to ignore. Not every email campaign is a success, however. To help you create effective email campaigns with the power to generate sales conversions on a large scale, we have assembled these 10 tips to a powerful email marketing strategy. Build a subscriber list using gated content, social media, your blog, and your…
  • Metrics Every Marketing Manager Should Be Tracking

    Peter Brooke
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    As a dedicated marketer, you are constantly monitoring your marketing campaigns to make sure they are achieving the desired results. If you, like many marketing managers, are only checking traffic and leads, you’re missing out on valuable information that could make a real difference in the way you direct your next campaign. There are several key metrics every marketing manager should be tracking; we’ve broken them into four categories so you can begin by concentrating your efforts on areas of particular concern to company. Marketing automation software should provide you with this…
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  • Changes at Los Angeles Business Journal

    Cision Staff
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:57 am
    Hannah Miet has been appointed commercial real estate writer for the Los Angeles Business Journal. Miet previously served as web editor/reporter at the publication since August 2014. Joining her are tech reporter Garrett Reim, formerly of, and web reporter Karen Jordan, a Los Angeles-based freelance writer. Follow the Journal’s Facebook and Twitter pages for business news in and around Los Angeles.
  • Additions at Refinery29

    Cision Staff
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    Paula Goldstein Di Principe andAnne-Marie Guarnieri have joined Refinery29 as fashion director and deputy editor, respectively. Goldstein Di Principe was previously site director at Prior to that, she oversaw digital development at Dazed & Confused. Guarnieri was previously editor in chief at since February 2014. Prior to that, she worked as a senior beauty editor at Allure until July 2013. Follow Refinery29 on Twitter and Instagram for fashion news.
  • Eli Stokols To Join POLITICO

    Cision Staff
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    Reporter Eli Stokols has joined POLITICO to cover the 2016 elections. He was previously a politics reporter for KDVR-TV and KWGN-TV and was host of #COpolitics – From The Source. Before he joined KWGN-TV in October 2005, Stokols was a reporter at KSLA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Shreveport, Louisiana. For more news covering the campaign elections, follow POLITICO on Twitter and “Like” on Facebook. Want the latest media news sent to you? Subscribe to our daily or weekly emails now!
  • ‘The Facebook Times?’: Facebook to Host Original News Content

    Stacey Miller
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    The newest evolution in news may be right around the corner. Over the years, we’ve documented media changes, saw the dominance of digital and the permeance of social media. Now, Facebook is reportedly moving close to a deal with news sites The New York Times, BuzzFeed and National Geographic to host their original content within Facebook’s site. Why? It’s a clever move to keep people using Facebook more frequently and add additional revenue. Putting the news where people gather the most is a smart move. It satisfies users looking to get everything in one place, without having to visit…
  • Trevor Noah Named Host of The Daily Show

    Cision Staff
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    Trevor Noah has been named Jon Stewart’s successor as host of The Daily Show. His start date is undetermined as Stewart hasn’t yet announced his departure day. Noah has been a contributor for The Daily Show since December 2014. He is a South African comedian and made his U.S. television debut in 2012 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. For more information on The Daily Show, follow on Twitter and on Tumblr. No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make…
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  • Death and Social Media – What is Your Legacy Plan?

    Kristen Daukas
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:16 am
    No one likes to talk about death, but we all know that death is the only thing in life that will happen to every single one of us. And while most of us have a good plan in place for what should happen to our bodies and belongings, we need to start factoring this into the plan: […]
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    E-Web Marketing

  • Attribution — A difficult problem

    Shawn Powrie
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half. — Attributed to John Wanamaker (But was it actually him?!) Attribution is one of the most difficult problems we face in digital marketing. Although we have an abundance of data, much more so than in offline media channels, “who gets what credit” is still a major challenge. There are a lot of models of attribution which are oversimplified and not entirely accurate, we tend to love those because we understand them! Like first click or last click attribution, they are “easy…
  • Are you using too many #hashtags in your posts?

    Damian Nixey
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Hashtags are an integral to the way we communicate online, and it’s important to know how to use them. Tonight Show Hashtags: #AwkwardBreakup On Twitter, the pound sign (or hash) turns any word or group of words that directly follow it into a searchable link. This allows you to sort content and track discussion topics based on those keywords. So, if you wanted to post about the hit Australian Show “Wonderland” which screens Wednesday nights on Channel Ten,  you would  include #Wonderland #WonderlandWednesday and #WonderlandTen in your tweet to join the conversation. Click on a…
  • CRO Review: A Website Review of

    Blake Smith
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Recently we’ve been offering a 100% obligation free website review. In these reviews we take a look at your website and our team of experts dive deep into what’s stopping your website from converting with a personalised video review, for example: the pitfalls of your page design and where/how/when/why visitors may be leaving your website. The clever people over at took advantage of this offer, and here it is: Learn more about our conversion rate optimisation services. The post CRO Review: A Website Review of appeared first on E-Web…
  • Social Media Marketing – why bother?

    Damian Nixey
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Why would your business want to use social media?  Because if it’s done right, it works. You can generate leads through all the major social networking sites, helping you to attract more customers who you can impress by providing a personal touch, building relationships and driving loyalty.   All of this can be accomplished at a low cost without sacrificing quality. Still not convinced? Here are four reasons social media marketing should top your to-do list, and four ways to measure social media ROI .  1:  Ignite Digital Exposure      Handling a strong social media presence is an…
  • Holistic SEO: it’s much more than just links

    Shawn Powrie
    15 Feb 2015 | 2:23 pm
    EDIT: three days after I wrote this blog article, John Mueller from Google was in a Google Webmasters hangout where he explicitly said (to answer the question “Is link building in any way good?”): That’s a good question, in general I’d try to avoid that, so that you are really sure that your content stands on its own… We do use links as part of our algorithm, but we use lots and lots of other factors as well. So only focusing on links is probably going to cause more problems for your website than it actually helps Before completely agreeing with this blanket…
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    39 Celsius Web Marketing Consulting » Blog

  • 15 Sure Fire Facebook Ad Targets for SMBs

    12 Mar 2015 | 10:16 pm
    As you’re probably aware, Facebook took away most of its organic reach for your posts. That’s right, almost nobody sees your posts without paid ads. Facebook has taken away most of your organic reach from posting updates on your Facebook page. At best you will see 2% exposure to your fan base. Not much exposure at all. As a matter of fact, without using paid ads on Facebook your posts will get no exposure. But that’s ok because there are so many creative options for promoting your content through paid tactics on Facebook that the organic reach doesn’t matter as much. In this…
  • Why Content Marketing SEO Is The 1 – 2 Punch

    9 Mar 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Content marketing is trending very popularly with marketers these days, but content marketing itself has been around forever. When you combine content marketing plus SEO (search engine optimization), and you produce content regularly, your site attracts a steady flow of qualified traffic to your website, in addition to leads, and links. Content marketing works 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year – content marketing works while you sleep. Without content you have no influence and nothing to say. Content marketing plus SEO is a foundational marketing strategy. Hello, hello…
  • Why Facebook Page Fans are Now Obsolete – Stop Wasting Your Money

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Have you ever thought that you need to grow your business’ Facebook page fans? Have you asked why would you do this? Will this help drive more business? In many online marketing projects we work on, eventually we are asked by the managers or owners, “how can we increase Facebook page ‘likes’ for our page?” Often they see competitor pages with more fans and they have fan envy. This eventually leads the owners to ask us, “can we run a ‘like’ campaign to grow our fan base?” Without thinking this through back to the main objective of any…
  • 66 Proven Headline Formulas from Highly Shared Articles

    15 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Do you struggle to write effective headlines for your blog posts, articles, or ads?You’ve invested time and money in its creation and without an effective headline your content won’t get read or shared by others.66 proven headline formulas from highly shared articles. Click To Tweet - Powered By CoScheduleThe headline is the most important element of an ad, blog post, or piece of content you’ve created – it’s what draws the reader in and its sole purpose is to stop your audience and get them to read the next line.Without a compelling headline, the effectiveness of your content…
  • How To Integrate Print Ads Into Facebook and Google Ads To Lift Effectiveness

    9 Feb 2015 | 10:55 pm
    One of the biggest challenges with print media is that there’s so much waste in your spend. This waste is evident in the fact that the cost per lead from print campaigns can be 10x higher or more compared to leads coming from digital marketing tactics. This fact alone is part of the reason so many magazines and newspapers went bankrupt during The Great Recession that began in 2007.This waste is evident in the fact that the cost per lead from print campaigns can be 10x higher or more compared to leads coming from digital marketing tactics. This fact alone is part of the reason so many…
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    Advice Interactive Group

  • I’m All About That Data #MoData Video

    Bernadette Coleman
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    I am really excited to share with you the #MoData video we created as a joint effort between Advice Interactive Group and Universal Business Listing. We created this video to raise brand awareness about our industry and to educate you about why you need to control your data and how to take your data back. Let’s start by watching this fun video. I’m All About That Data #MoData Video Now, let’s explore why you need to control your data, also often referred to as citations or your NAP (name / address / phone number). Why You Need To Control Your Data Google serves your business…
  • Is Your Digital Marketing Driving You Mad? Tips from The March Madness Playbook

    Diana Wells
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    March Madness is here and those brackets are heating up! If you are into college basketball or your spouse or colleagues at work are into it, then you have no doubt been asked to play the brackets. Some groups play for quarters, some play for chores and, of course, there are those that play for the big bucks (I am not one of those). Then, you have the manner in which each person or group chooses to play; the “oh, I’m just joining in the fun, but don’t care either way” method, the “I hope my team wins” method and the ever popular “You are going down and I will never let you…
  • Internet Explorer is Going Away: Microsoft’s Project Spartan To Save the Day?

    Diana Wells
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    It would seem that the rumors and the wishful thinking of many (if not everyone) have come true and Microsoft has now confirmed that Internet Explorer is going away. (Yippee!) In the midst of the cheering that I am sure followed such an announcement, they have also said that they are working on its replacement, which currently remains nameless but tagged as Project Spartan. Microsoft’s Project Spartan – The Hero? If the project name, even though temporary, means anything then this new Microsoft browser should be clean, powerful and focused on nothing but its duty to those of us using…
  • Join Us at BIA/Kelsey to Hear our Exciting #MoData Announcement!

    Lissa Duty
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    #MoData – It’s Here! And You Don’t Want To Miss it! UBL, Advice and BIA/Kelsey invite you to come to the BIA/Kelsey NATIONAL Conference and discover what “It” is! Sign up for BIA/Kelsey NATIONAL now, the conference is coming soon, so hurry! So, I bet you want to know, what is the next big solution is in digital presence management? Well, you are in for a treat. UBL Interactive, a leader in next-generation presence management and Advice Interactive Group, a digital agency with proprietary local search technologies will be unveiling the largest global API syndication…
  • How To Keep Your Digital Marketing in the “Green” on St. Patrick’s Day!

    Diana Wells
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    We all want to know new ways to help our businesses be more profitable so, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here is how to keep your digital marketing in the “green”. But first, a little St. Patrick’s Day Trivia…Did you know that the color originally associated with St. Patrick was actually blue and not green? That is a fact and now… A Few Facts To Keep Your Digital Marketing in the Green Local SEO The first step of getting customers through your doors is making sure they are able to find you when they search for what you have and Local SEO is the key to this. After determining…
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    Depth of Knowledge by Jeff Sauer

  • Digital Strategy – Avoiding Ready Fire Aim Marketing

    Jeff Sauer
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    I gave two presentations at this years SMX conference in Munich. The first presentation is a version of a talk I have given several times in the past year about digital measurement strategy, and is also the subject of this companion blog post. While I hope to cover all of the slides from this presentation in future posts, today I wanted to talk specifically about the need for strategy in digital marketing. There is too much industry focus is on tactical marketing and tools to get the job done. I have been in countless meetings where the focus was around which tools we should purchase to…
  • 32,199 Reasons I Dislike Posts with a Specific Number in the Title and 1 Trick to Avoid Them

    Jeff Sauer
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Don’t Click.     I wanted to let my tip hang there. I was annoyed recently after seeing so many posts come across my RSS feed with extremely specific numbers in the title (yes, I still use RSS to discover content). I know that these are designed to add credibility to the post, and that bigger and more specific numbers are thought draw more clicks. But that doesn’t mean that I love this tactic. It seems to be everywhere right now, probably because it draws in a large number of links and social shares for those who employ it. Or maybe they are just copycats who see others and do…
  • Someone is Always Listening and Your Words Have Impact

    Jeff Sauer
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    About 1% of the posts I write get more than 100 social shares. Probably 50% of the posts get no shares beyond my auto scheduled social posts. It is enough to want me to give up writing at times. But there are always moments that keep me pushing forward, and they always come from the most unexpected places. Like the time that I wrote this blog post that had about 500 views when published. I considered it a failure for months. Then at a conference the CEO of another agency told me that he loved the post. He said that he sent it around the office and made it required reading. My post on…
  • 10 Google Analytics Tips for Measuring Content Performance

    Jeff Sauer
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Everything is content. Especially in a post-panguin world. Content is on our minds, invading our subconscious and eating the world. Content is king and queen. Heck, it’s the entire court. All this talk of content, but do we have the slightest idea how to measure the content we are creating? Once again, Google Analytics comes to the rescue! Measuring content in Google Analytics for content marketers In 2014 I had the pleasure of speaking at a conference that was outside of my normal comfort zone. It was a conference dedicated to website content, content management and content strategy. Quite…
  • Want a PPC Job? You better be able to answer this one question!

    Jeff Sauer
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Hiring quality PPC managers was always very difficult. I reviewed thousands of resumes, had hundreds of phone screens, tons of in person interviews and even made a few hires along the way. With so many data points to reference between candidates, I started to develop a profile of the ideal PPC candidate. The best candidates had qualities that rarely made it into a job description or a resume. Sure, being Google AdWords certified would help you get a phone interview, but you still needed to prove yourself worthy. So what was the #1 quality that I found for great PPC Managers? It wasn’t a…
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    ZOG Digital Blog

  • Building Digital Authority Through Supermodels

    ZOG Digital
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:14 pm
    A recent AdWeek article speaks to the priceless advantage of having a built-in social following. If you’re a business owner, establishing a personal brand identity can also help you to build authority in your field and positively impact your business. Social media has revolutionized the model industry and has given a voice and a platform to the mostly random, anonymous, beautiful models. While the previous generation of supermodels—Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Cindy Crawford—managed to launch successful sideline careers after their peak modeling days, savvy models now are preparing for the…
  • [April 16 WEBINAR] Social Customer Acquisition: Prospecting On Facebook

    ZOG Digital
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    Thursday, April 16, 2015 11:00 AM EST Register Now Join Facebook and ZOG Digital as we discuss marketing methods to reach high purchase intent consumers. During this webinar we’ll share best practices and client results through the following topics: Converting Engaged Prospects Overlaying website behavior with Facebook data to identify and reach top priority customer segments Matching customer database information with Facebook user data to integrate marketing messaging and increase frequency Acquiring Net New Customers Using data profiling to pair existing customer behavior with users…
  • Websites Lacking Mobile Optimization And Responsive Design Will Lose Search Visibility – Google Confirms

    ZOG Digital
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    Google controls the online world. The company’s global search market penetration is nearly 60 percent, so when the search giant speaks it’s natural that marketers listen—especially when Google announces sweeping changes to its mobile SEO rankings system as it just did. Beginning April 21, Google will start ranking websites optimized for mobile users, partly via responsive web design, higher than sites it deems as unfriendly to mobile users. A majority of digital media consumption and local web searches occurs via smartphones and tablets. Between August 2013 and August 2014, mobile web…
  • ZOG Digital Ranked Number One In Internet Marketing

    ZOG Digital
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am
    Scottsdale, Ariz. (March 25, 2015) — ZOG Digital, a leading digital marketing company, has been ranked as the number one Internet marketing company in Arizona in this year’s Ranking Arizona awards sponsored by AZ Big Media. The company was also honored as No. 4 in workplace culture in Arizona. “Our quest for success can be seen in the results we generate for our clients and the culture we create within our office walls. We have great passion helping brands build their digital presence and for life,” said Jeffrey Herzog, Chairman and CEO of ZOG Digital. “We don’t just help…
  • Facebook Messenger For Business – F8 2015 Keynote Summary

    ZOG Digital
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Facebook’s annual F8 conference today to announce some of the big updates coming from Facebook in 2015. The big message was a plan to build, grow, and monetize apps. Zuckerberg kicked off his presentation by sharing how many of last year’s goals from F8 were achieved and surpassed, such as bug fixes and response time. This year Facebook has promised to continue to improve upon these goals by fixing over 90 percent of all bugs within 30 days and integrating a dashboard to monitor fix time. While nobody likes bugs, the main focus was on Facebook’s shift…
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    Splat Productions » Sitegeist: The Blog of Splat Productions

  • Specifications that will change the web of tomorrow, part 1: Regions

    David Hitt
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    As working web professionals, we’re faced with walking a tightrope of information and explanation everyday. Basically, what we do is technical by nature. But, it has very real ramifications in the daily lives of our (usually) non-technical clients. One of our core tasks in the studio, then, is attempting to clarify how the technical minutiae of the web can affect things like user experience, conversion rates and other things of value to our customers. In this spirit, then, of debabelizing the arcane language of the web, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the emerging…
  • 5 Strategies for a Successful Website Redesign

    David Hitt
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Whether you’re a small business owner or an in-house marketer, you’ve probably had the experience of managing the redesign of a corporate website or a smaller individual project. Depending on how those have gone for you, you might perhaps substitute another noun or sentence fragment for the word “experience.” “Challenging but gratifying” is one realistic description we’ve heard many times from new clients. “Nightmare” or “clusterf*ck” are, unfortunately, other descriptions we’ve heard more times than we would like. In my…
  • The Benefits & Hazards of Pro Bono Work

    David Hitt
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Over the years, we’ve made the decision to offer design services ‘pro bono’ to a select few non-profit clients. Usually, the circumstances behind our decision to take on work of this sort result from one of the following: We’re slow and have the time to offer our services for a charitable cause we support. The non-profit serves a membership with potential clients for us. A combination of the first two. Having made the decision to take on this sort of work a few times, here are some observations we’ve come to (sometimes, by way of a tough learning curve…)…
  • Creating an Effective Design Review Process for Website Development

    David Hitt
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Throughout my life, I’ve lived among fitness addicts. Many of my friends have been working out for decades; they’ve witnessed every trend come and go, from aerobics to Crossfit. ® A lot of them possess skill sets which rival those of people who train for a living. The other day, I was having coffee with one of these friends and he let me in on a training secret. He told me that, long ago he’d given up self-training. Instead, he relayed, he’s been paying a trainer three times a week for many, many years. “Why,” I asked, “would someone who has been training…
  • User Experience Begins with CSS

    David Hitt
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    I just finished reading an article about emerging layout standards in CSS which recently appeared in ‘A List Apart.‘ The article, written by the fellow who proposed CSS way back in 1994, details the development of new proposals within the CSS spec, which – if implemented — will allow for multi-column formatting (like a print periodical) and the flexible placement of images within layouts. After I finished reading the piece – which was well populated with code snippets – I couldn’t help but notice that the article dovetailed with one of the many issues that send me to my…
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  • Don't Shortcut Your Knowledge Investment: Think Solutions Before Tools

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Fill in the blank: “If I were just able to use a ______________ tool, my problems would be solved in an instant.” If you filled in your blank with something like “better knowledge,” or “smarter decision-making,” then let me know and I’ll beam you over a shiny gold star. If you answered with anything else – maybe WordPress, Hootsuite, Buffer, or HubSpot – you might be making the classic mistake of confusing tools with solutions. Why It’s So Easy to Make This Mistake There are a lot of reasons it’s easy to become fixated on an automation or marketing tool and become…
  • Why My Contact Form Is Not The Best Place to Pitch Me

    16 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Here at Kayak, we have a pretty open stance about ethics when it comes to sales and marketing – we prefer an inbound, attraction-based approach where prospects seek us out based on our being helpful and valued. We’re simply not in the habit of thrusting ourselves into the faces of prospects. A side effect of that philosophy is that we tend to get really, really annoyed with people who try to take shortcuts when they’re attempting to earn our business. Which brings me to a particular pet peeve: salespeople trying to solicit me through the contact forms on my website. I suspect I’m not…
  • 12 Ways to Spot the Snake Oil in your SEO

    10 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Imagine for a moment that we travelled back in time to the 1800s, into the dusty centre of an old Wild West town and transported the local snake oil salesman right off his wagon, forward into 2015. How hard would it be for him or her to adjust to the present day? Possibly not that challenging actually, for there’s still plenty of decent (though uninformed) businesses searching for SEO answers. Before I ruffle too many feathers, it’s important to point out that there are many SEOs who are doing great – and ethical – things for their clients when it comes to helping them be more visible…
  • What You Need to Know about Local Search Results

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Recently, I found myself Googling for “big island real estate” as part of a new client project. Imagine my surprise when a trio of business listings appeared near the top of the page as local search results. Otherwise known as the Local Pack, this group of listings – presumably – is intended to display local (nearby) business listings. A quick peek at Google Maps – and a quick glance at fresh snow outside my office window – confirmed that we do not, in fact, have any Hawaii-based Realtors any closer than around 3,000 miles from my offices in Calgary. I might have written the…
  • Marketing Persona Lessons from a Simple Bag of Tea

    20 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    Sometimes, the most important lessons you can learn about online marketing – and indeed, dealing with people – aren’t the ones you get from blogs, surveys, or brainstorming sessions. In fact, I was recently reminded how important things like perspective and insight are from a simple cup of tea. It all started with a visit from my mother-in-law. Being Chinese-Vietnamese, her English is a bit broken (to be fair, though, it’s infinitely better than my Chinese or Vietnamese). That means two-way communication between us can get a little bit interesting at times. I asked if I could get her…
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    Acceleration Partners

  • Grow Your Online Sales with Spring Holidays and Observances!

    Lenox Powell
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:11 am
    Although e-commerce heats up like chestnuts on an open fire during the holiday season, online shopping is active all year long. In fact, holidays and observances in every season are a fantastic way for retailers to keep their brands top-of-mind and spark sales. Spring is here, and with it a few special dates and observances. Mark these on your calendar and think ahead if you could do any promotions around them. We’ve included some fun ideas below for adding some seasonal creativity to your online marketing! April April 1st – April Fool’s Day April 5th – Easter April 22nd – Earth…
  • Get Off the Ladder: 3 Reasons to Start in the Trenches

    Robert Glazer
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    This article was originally published on CareerCast. These days, it seems like every college grad expects his degree to be a ticket to the top of an organization. While Millennials feel they have a lot to contribute — and their enthusiasm is admirable — their lofty ideas are actually impairing them in the long run. Recently, I was taking a train back from New York City with three Yale students. While discussing upcoming job possibilities, two of the students said they had interviews with McKinsey in Dubai. They felt this opportunity would place them in a more prominent position than…
  • Native Advertising: Old Practice, New Name?

    Robert Glazer
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    This article was originally published on SteamFeed. Why don’t consumers trust native advertising? On the HBO talk show “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” Oliver said that native ads try to fool consumers by posing as editorial content. In the way he speaks about it, native advertising is a new fad that only exists in its current digital form. But little does he know, native advertising is only a new term for the digital age. Marketers have been trying to reach their target audiences with relevant, timely content for decades — namely in the form of affiliate marketing. When you…
  • Affiliate Window Brings Greater Transparency to Affiliate Marketing

    Laurie Cutts
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Welcome to the first installment of our partner spotlight series. In this post, we highlight how Affiliate Window is bolstering relationships among advertisers, publishers and networks by providing full visibility into the consumer path to purchase. In the early days, affiliate marketing was an effective channel for monetizing websites, but as new digital channels emerged and big name retailers entered the e-commerce space, marketers demanded more transparency from their partners. What’s more, today’s CMO’s and marketers are more tech-savvy and skilled than ever before, handling more…
  • Let’s Talk About Social Media Marketing Myths

    Jess Carson
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    As the world continues going digital, social media is becoming a common marketing tool for small and large-scale businesses. After all, the digital storefront is just as important as the physical storefront. But the science of social media is still developing and the best practices for the medium is an ever-evolving door. As a result, there’s a plethora of myths surrounding what makes a social media marketing campaign successful. Myth #1: Facebook is the Only Useful Social Tool It’s surprising that this is still circulating around the digital space. Sure, Facebook is the largest social…
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    Angela Booth's Creativity Factory

  • 5 Blogging Tips To Help You To Love Your Blog

    Angela Booth
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    A few days ago, one of my students said that she was giving up her blog — it was taking too much time, for too little return. Many more people give up their blogs than commit to them for the long term, so maybe you feel the same way. If you do, here are some blogging tips to help you to fall in love with your blog, perhaps for the first time. Before we get started, think about your reasons for blogging. WHY are you blogging? Maybe you want to become a full-time blogger, or you’re marketing your business, or a book. Grab a notebook, or open a new computer file, and write three…
  • Writing a Book for Your Business: Hooks

    Angela Booth
    6 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
    A reader asked me about writing a book, and getting it published. Her goal is to promote her coaching business; she hopes that her book will give her visibility. It can certainly do that, but if you’re writing a book for your business, you need to ensure that your goals match those of your publisher. Your goal: to promote your business. Your publisher’s goal: to sell lots of books. The bigger the publisher, the more books the company aims to sell. This means that you’ll need a good hook to gain a publisher’s interest. Celebrity books sell (some of them) because they have a…
  • Who Needs Another Blogging Platform?

    Angela Booth
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Who needs another blogging platform? No one, if you believe that current platforms are perfect. After 15 years of blogging, and after trying just about every platform — I know that no platform is PERFECT. Each and every platform is either too simple (not enough functionality) or too complex. And no, I’m not looking at WordPress when I say “too complex.” WordPress is perfect for what it does; it’s my favorite platform, but I’m not enraptured when it comes to usability. If you just want to write a quick post, it’s challenging. You know that you’re not going to be done and…
  • 3 Tips To Make Your Business Blog Work

    Angela Booth
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Is your business blog making your company look bad? I’ve been working with a content marketing client, who asked me to look at business blogs across a range of industries, and create a report. Yesterday, we looked at content marketing mistakes and how to fix them in a slide deck. Today, let’s look at some easy tips to make your blog work for your business. Some companies do a fantastic job of integrating their blog with their overall marketing. They get it. A blog isn’t an obligation, or something “for the search engines”. It’s a publication. Consider blogging to be instant…
  • Simple Content Marketing: 4 Tips for Success

    Angela Booth
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Hate writing? Me too, at times, even though it’s what I do. Whenever I don’t want to write, I check to see if I have a plan for what I want to accomplish with that piece of writing. Usually, that’s the problem: I don’t have a plan which is easy to execute. Similarly, when my content marketing clients have challenges, the first thing we look at is their plan. CMI created a good one page content marketing strategy plan you can check out. Create your objectives, goals, and strategies, then create your plans for your content. With your plans in place, let’s look at some tips for…
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  • Galapagos and the Thousand Hammerheads

    Sandro Lonardi
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
    The Galapagos Islands are a well-known archipelago situated about 1,000 kilometers off the Ecuadorian coast. You may have heard of them because of Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution or possibly because Galapagos is famous for being one of the best spots in the world to see and dive with hammerhead and whale sharks. When to go You can enjoy Galapagos’ weather year-round, but when you go will strongly affect what you’ll see, especially underwater. If you want to dive with whale sharks, you should plan your trip for the cold but dry season, spanning June to November. The water…
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  • How to Choose Bloggers as Brand Advocates

    Prasanna Bidkar
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    Prasanna Bidkar, How much do bloggers really influence your brand image? Can bloggers really be brand advocates? If you are on the brink of this decision, this post will set you straight. While there are examples of influencers making or breaking brand perceptions, non-celebrity, niche bloggers have much more impact on influencing the buying decision. The latest data on bloggers and their influence on readers, according to the research conducted by Research Now shows that, Step 1: Define your Brand/Product Audience If you have done any kind of marketing, you must…
  • 9 Simple Ways to Get NO Blog Comments

    Pragati Bidkar
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Pragati Bidkar, Blog Comments are huge! We all know that. They mean someone is standing in your store, OK, your virtual store. Remember what Charlie Trumper preached? People don’t want to enter an empty store. The moment a reader sees comments on a post, they probably head there first. No Comments means your post is not that popular. It doesn’t mean its not good! I should know that, because I have many good posts that have no comments. Comments affect many technical things like MOZ rank, Alexa rank, Google rankings etc. Ultimately it affects where you land on the…
  • How to Build a Successful eMail Campaign

    Dave Landry
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    Dave Landry, Email marketing campaigns can be a beast to master. As anyone that has ever deployed an email campaign knows, it’s easy for an email to be filtered into a junk mail folder, destined to be deleted without being read. That’s a scary prospect for any business that is spending valuable time, resources and money on email marketing. So, how can companies and marketing teams avoid this fate? Here are the essentials for creating and deploying a successful email campaign (and what not to do):   DO: Get permission. All email campaigns should comply with…
  • Altitude Pro Theme – Latest Parallax Theme from Studiopress

    Pragati Bidkar
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:09 am
    Pragati Bidkar, My earliest understanding of the parallax concept came from sunglasses. Yes! As a teen, I was totally fascinated by sunglasses. They seemed so chic and grown up. Checking out sunglasses from street sellers was a favorite thing to do while hanging out with friends. Raybans they weren’t. And very frequently they skewed the world view. Some smart kid said this was ‘parallax’ and it became a buzz word amongst smart alecs. So every time we checked out a fancy pair of shades, someone perked up, ‘Have you checked it for parallax?”. I literally…
  • Blogging Success Playbook for 2015

    Pragati Bidkar
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:11 am
    Pragati Bidkar, Is blogging a silver bullet or bitter pill? It is neither, in my opinion. Blogging can reap multiple benefits but it is certainly not a panacea. Having fantastic expectations from your blog is a sure formula for failure. If you are reading this, you are either a blogger or are very eager to start blogging. Well, the time is right, because we are all highly motivated and feeling positive at the beginning of a new year. Then the days pass, January ends, you realize it is too late to wish someone ‘Happy New Year’, and the drudgery sets in. But you…
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    Launch Grow Joy » » Blog - Launch Grow Joy

  • Why & how to start an email autoresponder series for your online store

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    This is a guest post from If you do any kind of business online, it’s crazy not to have an email mailing list. We’ve talked about this on the Aeolidia blog before, and here is the quick rundown of... The post Why & how to start an email autoresponder series for your online store appeared first on Launch Grow Joy.
  • How to Grow Your Business With Effective Blog Content

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    This is a guest post from As an online seller, you know better than anyone else that 24 is not enough hours in a day. Your daily to-do list seems to grow three lines for every one you check... The post How to Grow Your Business With Effective Blog Content appeared first on Launch Grow Joy.
  • Five reasons why your ecommerce business needs a blog [PODCAST]

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Do you have an ecommerce business and you want more traffic to your site? Do you want to create a more engaged community of fans and customers that will rave about your products? Do you want to get more sales... The post Five reasons why your ecommerce business needs a blog [PODCAST] appeared first on Launch Grow Joy.
  • Five easy steps to getting your brand featured on influential podcasts [PODCAST]

    18 Mar 2015 | 11:53 pm
    If you want to get more publicity for your brand and products, it’s time to think outside traditional media and consider being a guest on some popular podcasts! Over the last year I’ve had the pleasure of being featured on... The post Five easy steps to getting your brand featured on influential podcasts [PODCAST] appeared first on Launch Grow Joy.
  • What magazine editors are working on RIGHT NOW & how you can get your products featured [PODCAST]

    13 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    When it comes to publicity, TIMING is everything. Magazine editors work far in advance of the issue publication date (this is also known as “lead time”) with extremely tight deadlines. The trick to getting publicity is not only knowing WHO... The post What magazine editors are working on RIGHT NOW & how you can get your products featured [PODCAST] appeared first on Launch Grow Joy.
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    Godot Media

  • Brand Journalism: An Emerging Trend

    20 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    In the year 2004, McDonald’s employed a new marketing strategy that Larry Light, its chief marketing officer, called “brand journalism”. But, what is brand journalism and its relation to marketing?According to Light, it was not possible for brands to communicate what they represented to their customers through means of just a single ad. It was also not possible to approach marketing with a one size fits all strategy. What was needed was the segmentation of their customer base to appeal to each group separately. In other words, provide each potential customer with what they want,…
  • Key Trends in Search Marketing for 2015

    Godot Media
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    Here are a few key emerging trends for search marketing in 2015 along with some handy with tips for brands and businesses: Marketers will go mobile: Mobile search is getting bigger by the day and it is quite visible in customer acquisition numbers for brands and businesses. Businesses in 2015 will be spending a lot more on mobile search marketing than they did last year, as the consumption of mobile media increases at a burning pace. Optimization of mobile search campaigns would be key as the consumption behavior on mobile is different than web, and not accounting for this distinction can…
  • Facebook 101: Native Scheduling vs 3rd Party Apps

    Godot Media
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Facebook lets you schedule posts up to six months in advance (this is called Native scheduling), so why all the fuss around third-party scheduling apps (like Swayy and DrumUp)? That’s because third-party apps come with several added features that you’ll find extremely useful as a social media marketer. What you can do on Facebook, and what you can’t If you’re scheduling posts natively on Facebook all you can do is set the date and time when you want your post to go public. You’ll still have to spend a considerable amount of time creating or curating the content…
  • 5 Characteristics of Content that Goes Viral

    Godot Media
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Everybody wants viral content. The idea that something you created can be shared and seen around the world is flattering. It’s also great for your message or your brand. But, viral content isn’t just a lucky coincidence. There are common characteristics of viral content that you can use to make yours go further. Headlines That Pull In Eyeballs In traditional news, the headlines are very informative, giving readers the gist of the story. But there’s a reason that traditional news stories don’t go viral very much anymore. If a reader thinks they know everything there is to know about…
  • Why You Should Focus on Brand Attachment

    8 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    Can you think of a time when you made a purchase simply because you liked what you saw? Of course you can; we all can. Emotional appeal plays a significant role in influencing consumer behavior. The first step to creating a strong sense of brand attachment is to establish an emotional connect with your buyer. Ads with an emotional appeal work better An analysis of 1400 case studies submitted to the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) found that ads with an emotional appeal were more effective than those with a rational appeal, as well as those that took a combined approach. To…
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    Amy Starr Allen

  • It’s Time to Be Extraordinary (A Message Whose Time Has Come)

    29 Mar 2015 | 9:39 pm
    I’m just coming off of a crazy couple of weeks (in a REALLY good way) and I want to share with you about everything that’s happening. Remember when I wrote a post back in the beginning of 2015 about my commitments for the year? If not, you can read that post here. If so, you may remember that I promised I would be delivering more value to the marketplace in the way of products and events… right? Well, I must say it’s interesting how things happen. Often times, the Universe has a plan for us to help us stay on the right track, to be able to follow our hearts and live into…
  • Interview With Chris Rocheleau- Founder of EPIC Story Academy (And Last Chance To Get Tickets)

    13 Mar 2015 | 7:53 pm
    We are only 1 week away from the first ever EPIC Story Academy… EPIC Story Academy is a transformational event where 50 entrepreneurs will come together to learn how to craft their story powerfully to use in their marketing, as well as what it means to market from a conscious level. I just got off of an awesome interview with Chris Rocheleau, my dear friend and business partner and the founder of EPIC Story Academy. I know you may be hearing Chris’s name all over the internet right now and all of the excitement leading up to EPIC Story Academy next week… So here’s your…
  • Being Prepared to Change Lanes in Your Life- An Inspirational Lesson (Video)

    13 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    I saw this story a few days and it moved me to tears. I shared it on my CrossFit Blog and it’s been getting a TON of views and shares… So, this leads me to believe that this is an important lesson that needs to be heard right now.  That’s why I decided I’d put it on this blog as well, so that it could reach even more people. I love this message because it is living proof that, although we don’t always know what the future holds and things may not always go the way we plan them, if we stick to our passions, we are capable of extraordinary things in our lives. I…
  • How To Rank Your Blog on Google For Trending Topics (Video Proof)

    5 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Have you ever wanted to get on the front page of Google for a topic that’s trending RIGHT NOW? Were you wondering if you could get your content to rank fast enough so that you could benefit from the traffic while that particular topic is still trending? If so, I have some good news for you today. I’m going to show you that it can be done and give you proof… I was just able to rank a post last night in no time flat for a trending topic… so I’m going to show you how I did, and how you can do it, too. Why does this matter? It matters because if you know that…
  • [EPIC Story Webcast] Is He Giving Away the Farm? You Decide (Video)

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:56 am
    If you read yesterday’s post, you know that my business partner, Chris is doing a live webcast tomorrow (February 28th) where he will be revealing more of his story-telling magic. One of the things I admire about Chris is his heart and his generosity… He feels (and I agree) that this training is much needed in our industry… to help people to learn the actual skills required to succeed, and not just depend on copy and paste marketing that’s not authentic. He always says, “This is my gift to the industry.” He’s awesome… and we are definitely going…
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    WooRank Blog

  • Preparing for #MobileMadness (And Other Improvements)

    Natalie Jones
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    Hi WooRankers! As you might have read in our newsletter, here’s what’s new at WooRank this month: (Didn’t get our newsletter? If you’d like to, you can sign up here to keep up-to-date on everything WooRank is working on, sometimes even before we release it!) We improved our PDF Editor with better colors and customizations, including a new transparent footer option. PDF Editor Updates, including a new white/transparent footer! The Marketing Checklist has been updated so that users can dynamically filter tasks to appear by topic instead of automatically being broken…
  • How To Claim Back Your Brand On Twitter?

    Divi Fernando
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Safeguarding intellectual property on social media is a concern with many brands and individuals lately. Impersonations and trademark violations are rather commonplace in the digital world, especially for celebrities and popular consumer brand. Even if you are a small to mid-sized business who has just ventured into social media marketing, you should check to make sure that your brand has not already been claimed or misused by a third party. Worst case scenario, if you do find someone impersonating you or your brand or using your trademark logo, graphics or text, you can report the…
  • Here’s What’s New This Month

    Natalie Jones
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:29 am
    The last couple of months have been busy ones here at WooRank. In case you missed anything, here’s what’s recently gone live. Criteria Improvements Metadata Previously two separate criteria called Microformats and Dublin Core, this updated criterion has been combined and expanded to include RDFa and microdata, which will improve accuracy and ease-of-use in our reviews. Blocking Factors To make it easier to see which elements in your website could be causing the most direct issues for search engine bots, we’ve combined our Flash and Frames criteria into one simple…
  • A Quick 20-Point On Page SEO Checklist

    Divi Fernando
    8 Feb 2015 | 11:25 pm
    On page SEO is the foundation stone on which your website must be constructed for better search engine ranking. On page and off page SEO are interdependent. If you do not have either one of them, your website’s chances of ranking high in search engines is meagre. Off page SEO consists of link building strategies the results of which are not always in your hands. The good part about on page SEO, however, is that it is under your control. On page SEO is applied to content that consist of both the visible and the coded part of your webpage. It is applicable for both user and the…
  • WooRank has a new brand identity!

    Pierre Abergel
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:28 am
    Hi, my name is Pierre and I recently joined the design team at WooRank. Right now, we are working hard to enhance your experience of the tool and so I’ll be sharing our updates with you over time. First things first, let’s talk about brand identity. WooRank is evolving From a company run by just two founders in 2010 to an ever expanding team composed of more than 20 teammates from all over the world, WooRank has come a long way in the past few years. This remarkable progression has had an obvious impact on the services we provide, and therefore, on the image we need to give…
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    Rise to the Top Blog

  • This Week in Internet Marketing 2015 03 31

    Cherry Kwan
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    This Week in Internet Marketing, we’re looking at how you can avoid PPC myths and mistakes, tips on writing strong product descriptions that can boost conversions, and how you can convert more leads using videos. In addition, we’ll look at some of the things you should keep in mind when guest blogging and ways to get content in front of your audience. 5 PPC Testing Myths & Mistakes: How To Avoid Them! The design of your PPC ads are extremely important because they determine whether a customer or prospect will go to your website. Your CTR, quality score, ad ranking, cost per…
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Retargeting

    Rosy Rana
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    Retargeting is one of the most exciting innovations in online marketing in recent years. It has consistently provided a higher ROI than other forms of targeting and is a vital part of almost any advertiser’s toolbox. If you don’t know where to start with retargeting, here’s a quick introduction. What is Retargeting? When a user visits a website, opens a promotional email, uses a search engine or almost any other action online, they are showing intent or interest in a topic. Many of these users don’t buy a product or service on the first interaction with an advertiser. Before…
  • The Uncensored Guide to Building a Keyword List for Beginners

    Tim Fehraydinov
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    Brave yourselves for a long, yet necessary and useful introduction which starts with just one question: what’s the most important thing about promoting a website on Google? Well, there are a lot of factors, but success depends on how much preparation you have done first. A keyword list is the basis for any promotional activities. So, what is a keyword list? It’s a list of all the possible search queries and combinations thereof that your potential customers may type into a search engine to find your website. I said “all possible queries” for a reason. Let’s define the two types of…
  • 3 Stages of Content Marketing

    Michael Smith
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:40 am
    In the course of recent years, content marketing has made a ton of progress. The term “Content Marketing” is turning into the vernacular of promotion across the globe. It’s no longer considered a pattern, but as an unquestionable chance to drive income and higher ROI. In fact, organizations spent more than billions of dollars on content marketing a year ago. So, what is the eventual fate/future of content marketing in 2015 and ahead? Let’s have a look. According to my practice, I can say that content marketing is one of the best ways to increase online business and build a…
  • The How, What, and Why of Evergreen Content [Infographic]

    Alan McCabe
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    Content marketing is one of the most popular marketing trends of today. Every single company is busy with curating, creating, and publishing the content. This makes content marketing a very important role in building brand awareness for your brand and products. What is Evergreen Content? Evergreen content is a content that will always be relevant to your audience and never goes out of date. Unlike topics that may change over time, evergreen content always remain “fresh”. This type of content stays timeless and is valuable for your readers. In fact, evergreen content can also benefit…
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    SoMedia Video Marketing Blog

  • Tips From a Video Producer: 7 Pre-Production Questions to Help You Plan Better

    Brian Adler
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    As someone who’s been in the film and video industry for over 15 years now, I’ve worked with all types of clients, made all types of videos and seen my share of video mishaps. Most notably, I’ve seen a lot of disconnect between clients and producers, who are at odds about how much it should cost, how the process should go, and how much time should be put into making a great video. And unfortunately, there are a lot of producers out there who will jack up the price of your video with add-ons that you don’t need if they see the opportunity. The good news is there are questions you can…
  • 3 Ways Your Video Investment Can Give You Immediate Payback

    Shweta Adodra
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    There are countless reasons why online video consumption is exploding. To name a few – people find video content more compelling than text,  remember visual content better, and video informs their purchase decisions. Despite consumer’s preferences, some marketers and businesses shy away from producing high-quality video content because of the seemingly large up-front investment. Today’s data-driven marketers needs more information to justify their investment and understand how it will translate to more leads, conversions and ultimately sales. So we aimed to find out, once and for…
  • 5 Ideas to Turn Your Next Video Into a Series

    Shweta Adodra
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    The average attention span is now only 8 seconds – 1 second less than a goldfish. This only means that once a viewer presses play on your video content, you have less than 8 seconds to engage them before they decide to consume the entire content or move on. Audience’s shrinking spans have made it more challenging than ever to get your message across and ensure that your video marketing dollars generate the targeted conversions. What’s a marketer to do? Video in Volume – Transform one video into a series of ads Trying to pack your entire message into a single video simply doesn’t…
  • Tips on Creating the Perfect Video Ad for YouTube

    Colin Osing
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    So you want to create an ad for YouTube, but you’re worried that viewers will skip right pass it. And chances are, if you don’t hook them in the first five seconds, they will! It’s just the nature of advertising – viewers are tuning in to see something else and your video is the only thing standing in the way of them accomplishing their goal. This means you have to work that much harder to win them over early and keep them engaged. Here are some proven ways of grabbing viewers’ attention, get them to keep watching and persuade them to take action. Be mysterious early Whether you…
  • 7 Questions to Ask When Looking for a Video Production Company

    Colin Osing
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:10 pm
    When it comes to video marketing these days, marketers have access to sophisticated video marketing platforms with features to store and manage their video content, capture leads and most importantly, measure advanced analytics and ROI. So what’s missing in this equation? Producing the content. If you’re one of the many large organizations that produces video content in-house, you’ll agree this doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in the clear. Capacity or timing issues might force you to seek out an outside video production company or agency to create your video content. If you fall…
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  • Untapped but Useful Sources of Online Traffic

    Debajyoti Banerjee
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Untapped but Useful Sources of Online Traffic Looking for online traffic? In digital marketing, just like any other form of marketing, grabbing eyeballs is everything. Having the best website amounts to little when there are not many people visiting your website to check things out! The way out is to make sure you are leaving no stone unturned in getting as many online visitors as you possibly can. SEO and digital marketing professionals are always on the lookout to grab more visitors. There are the traditional sources of getting online traffic, like ranking at the top of the heap in SERPs.
  • ‘About Us’ Page: How to Play it Right

    Debajyoti Banerjee
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    ‘About Us’ Page: How to Play it Right There are a staggering number of online marketing firms that have an ‘About Us’ page but pay very little attention in writing it. Despite statistics show that this page on the website is probably the most visited one after the home page and maybe the Services page, very few websites contain a carefully worded ‘About Us’ page. The reason is not hard to guess. It is not, in the strictest sense, a page which clinches sales or converts leads into sales. But this part is only apparent. In the age and times when brand or company credibility is…
  • The Rules of Getting Retweets on Twitter

    Debajyoti Banerjee
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:07 am
    The Rules of Getting Retweets on Twitter What is the ideal situation for a social media post that you make? On Facebook, it is hitting a high number of ‘Like’s or ‘Share’s. On Twitter, it is the number of retweets that you get for your post. More retweets mean your post is visible on Twitter timelines that is beyond your own circle. It does a world of good to get retweets on your posts. It opens up new territories and therefore, the potential to expand exposure of your brand name. However, it is easier said than done, as we all who have worked on Twitter know! The most basic challenge…
  • Some Major SEO Myths Busted

    Debajyoti Banerjee
    21 Mar 2015 | 1:42 am
    Some Major SEO Myths Busted It is very difficult to spread around misinformation and misguided knowledge about age-old subjects like physics or even economics. That is because there are textbooks and archives to back claims and much is written about in the traditional sense. That is not the case for SEO. There are no century-old buildings housing departments to teach SEO. There are books and journals available in print and online but much of it is written from practice and experience. This gives rise to a number of false information about this domain. I had written about some of these…
  • Innovation in Content: Are you Ready for It?

    Debajyoti Banerjee
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:48 am
    Innovation in Content: Are you Ready for It? Are you ready for the innovation in content? Peck at your content marketing strategies and scale it down to its very bone. What do you find? The skeleton of an idea to tell a story is what you get. All the content that you have published has maintained focus on that one particular motive: tell a story. That story can be about your brand, about the products and services that you offer or it can simply be about something else. Whatever the case may be, it is always about some story. But you don’t get much out of that content, do you? Can you take a…
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  • Marketing for Startups – the MIT Way

    Andrew Percey
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    Each January I deliver marketing seminars at MIT, my alma mater.  The attendees are undergrads, grads, business school students, alumni, teachers and other members of the MIT community. This year, together with my podcast partner Kenny Goodman, we crafted a very special all-new seminar to address the burning marketing questions that we hear over and over again from new company founders. These aren’t scholarly questions that get theoretically analyzed in MIT textbooks. These are practical nuts and bolts questions about how to get real marketing to really work – questions that…
  • Forget Setting Marketing Goals. Focus on This Instead.

    Andrew Percey
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.  No, I’m not a humbug — I just don’t think that successful goals are built upon an arbitrary calendar date.     But I do set goals. Lots of ‘em. 5-year goals, yearly goals, monthly goals… which then break down into weekly and daily tasks. This goal process is based on a truly spectacular book that I gush about regularly: “The One Thing” by Gary Keller. And so I thought I had this whole goal thing figured out… until I read an article this month by James Clear over at Entrepreneur…
  • Does Your Business Need a Lead Magnet?

    Andrew Percey
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    It’s a safe bet that you’ve requested a whole bunch of lead magnets recently, even if you didn’t know it. What’s a “lead magnet,” you say? A lead magnet is a valuable piece of content that a business offers in exchange for your email address. It’s that simple.     A lead magnet could be a special report (like my current lead magnet), a white paper, a tool kit, a cheat sheet, a presentation, a video, a podcast, a coupon, or anything else that your ideal prospects would perceive as valuable. And that’s the key, because the purpose…
  • SEO vs. PPC: Which is Best for Your Business? (Handy Flowchart)

    Andrew Percey
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    Do you want your business website to show up in Google search results?  Then you’ve probably struggled with how to best achieve that – with SEO, PPC, or a mix of both? And you’ve likely spent time reading various opinions online, only to come away even more confused. In this post I’ll help you determine the right answer for your business objectives. And I’ve included a handy downloadable flowchart at the end of the post to make it even easier.   continue reading
  • Stop Being a Wandering Generality. It’s Time to Go Niche.

    Andrew Percey
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    You understand the value of specialization.  You get why heart surgeons earn 10x more than family doctors. Yet, as a professional or business owner, you are afraid to specialize. You are afraid to GO NICHE! You fear that by focusing on a narrow market you will miss a mountain of potential business.     But the exact opposite is true. When you specialize, your business becomes vastly easier.  By focusing all of your energy into one clear high-value area, you can find and attract your ideal clients quickly and effortlessly. 3 Huge Reasons to Go Niche continue reading
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  • A Rundown Of The Web’s Best 2015 April Fools Jokes

    Luke Marchie
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Websites are already starting to roll out their 2015 April Fools jokes and what better reason to throw any semblance of productivity away in order to keep track of this year’s jokes.  While plenty of webmasters are still on the edge of their seats waiting for April to actually begin, plenty of companies this year are getting a head start.  If you’ve come across any April Fools pranks feel free to contact us in the comments with any additions and we’ll be happy to update them. Google – Pacman Enabled Google Maps What better way to kill time when you should be…
  • Law Firms: Don’t Lose the Branded Search Battle

    Bernard Clark
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:14 pm
    What’s the easiest way to lose qualified leads looking for your law firm? Have a website other than your firm’s homepage show up in Google’s top spot for your branded search term. Even if a social media property, including the firm’s Facebook or Twitter, shows up before the main site, you’re still sacrificing valuable clicks that could turn into business revenue. Don’t think branded search matters for your online marketing? We guarantee you it does and here’s why. What is Branded Search? For search engine marketing purposes, branded search terms are keywords containing all or a…
  • Six Red Flags that You’re Selecting the Wrong Outsourced Marketing Company

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

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

    Bernie Clark
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:06 am
    In the past two months (or so), we have seen instances of negative SEO being implemented in major markets by firms that our clients compete against.  As we work through cleanup measures, I am left wondering if this is something that is becoming more widespread in the legal niche.  Perhaps it is the fact that some of the (previously) visible firms in those areas took a hit from Google’s algorithm update a few months back, effectively wiping out campaigns they had thrown a good deal of money at.  Did that lead to a sense of desperation and a need to fix it regardless of the…
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  • Utility Marketing Part 1: The Big Idea behind Mass Big Data

    Polar Design
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Utility Marketing (n.)—Utility Marketing is a strategy to attract customers by providing them tools or online experiences that answer a need or solve an issue, while aligning your brand with them through shared affinity or values. This is the first part in a multi-series of posts about utility marketing. Through this series, we will explore the role that new marketing strategies have played in organizations’ communications efforts.  Some examples will be our clients’ communications efforts, where we will discuss how we have worked with them to design and develop tools to help them with…
  • Series: New Marketing Strategies

    Polar Design
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    The marketing imperative.  Each year, it gives birth to new buzzwords.  At Polar Design, we’ve witnessed quite a few marketing strategies rise and fall.  The following list is by no means perfect, but provides some perspective on how digital marketing has progressed in our 15 years history: 1999 – 2002 : E-mail marketing 2002 – 2004 : PPC (when even keywords cost $0.05 per click) 2004 – 2007 : Early SEO 2007 – 2010 : Social Media Marketing 2010 – 2014 : Content Marketing Here at Polar Design, we’re less excited by the emergence of new strategies…
  • Branding Strategies When Expanding Your Company

    Polar Design
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Your company is expanding; there’s a lot to think about. It’s easy to get caught up in management and finances and let your brand image fall to the wayside. However, maintaining strong marketing and branding strategies is crucial to keeping your business recognizable to both individuals and other companies. It is also a crucial way to reevaluate and recommit to your company’s core values. Recently, our team worked with Lupoli Companies to help them reassess their strategy for the overall company and its subsidiaries. Polar Design created the sites for Lupoli Companies and…
  • MA Healthcare Website CHIA’s Redesign Offers Better Data Access

    Polar Design
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    Polar Design is very pleased to announce the launch of its most recent site,, created for the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA), an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In a previous blog post, we discussed a few of the innovative ways that government websites are reaching out to their stakeholders. CHIA is one such government agency: their new website aims to present their vast and varying data sets in ways best suited to each of their target audiences. In addition, the redesign needed to provide ease of navigation and clear calls-to-action in order to…
  • Government Websites Improve Online Communication and Data Sharing

    Polar Design
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    The relationship between government agencies and the public is changing rapidly due to the availability and ease of access to big data. With a growing online presence, government agencies are able to connect with citizens, businesses, and the public in new and meaningful ways. Online communication opens up new ways to engage varying constituencies in decisions as well as inform them of the meaningful work and tangible results they produce. This is made possible through presentation of both basic information and large amounts of data, which the public can use to improve quality of life through…
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  • Marketing for Startups – the MIT Way

    Andrew Percey
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    Each January I deliver marketing seminars at MIT, my alma mater.  The attendees are undergrads, grads, business school students, alumni, teachers and other members of the MIT community. This year, together with my podcast partner Kenny Goodman, we crafted a very special all-new seminar to address the burning marketing questions that we hear over and over again from new company founders. These aren’t scholarly questions that get theoretically analyzed in MIT textbooks. These are practical nuts and bolts questions about how to get real marketing to really work – questions that…
  • Forget Setting Marketing Goals. Focus on This Instead.

    Andrew Percey
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.  No, I’m not a humbug — I just don’t think that successful goals are built upon an arbitrary calendar date.     But I do set goals. Lots of ‘em. 5-year goals, yearly goals, monthly goals… which then break down into weekly and daily tasks. This goal process is based on a truly spectacular book that I gush about regularly: “The One Thing” by Gary Keller. And so I thought I had this whole goal thing figured out… until I read an article this month by James Clear over at Entrepreneur…
  • Does Your Business Need a Lead Magnet?

    Andrew Percey
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    It’s a safe bet that you’ve requested a whole bunch of lead magnets recently, even if you didn’t know it. What’s a “lead magnet,” you say? A lead magnet is a valuable piece of content that a business offers in exchange for your email address. It’s that simple.     A lead magnet could be a special report (like my current lead magnet), a white paper, a tool kit, a cheat sheet, a presentation, a video, a podcast, a coupon, or anything else that your ideal prospects would perceive as valuable. And that’s the key, because the purpose…
  • SEO vs. PPC: Which is Best for Your Business? (Handy Flowchart)

    Andrew Percey
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    Do you want your business website to show up in Google search results?  Then you’ve probably struggled with how to best achieve that – with SEO, PPC, or a mix of both? And you’ve likely spent time reading various opinions online, only to come away even more confused. In this post I’ll help you determine the right answer for your business objectives. And I’ve included a handy downloadable flowchart at the end of the post to make it even easier.   continue reading
  • Stop Being a Wandering Generality. It’s Time to Go Niche.

    Andrew Percey
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    You understand the value of specialization.  You get why heart surgeons earn 10x more than family doctors. Yet, as a professional or business owner, you are afraid to specialize. You are afraid to GO NICHE! You fear that by focusing on a narrow market you will miss a mountain of potential business.     But the exact opposite is true. When you specialize, your business becomes vastly easier.  By focusing all of your energy into one clear high-value area, you can find and attract your ideal clients quickly and effortlessly. 3 Huge Reasons to Go Niche continue reading
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  • The Summit Sum-up: 3 things you should know if you weren’t at Adobe Summit 2015

    Carly Delisio
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    Explore the trends. Learn the tools. Meet the innovators. March 9–13, 2015 | Salt Lake City, UT   Topping the charts in attendance with over 7,000 attendees from different industries across the world, Adobe Summit 2015 was a success, to say the least.  Thank you to our partners at Adobe for hosting this spectacular week full of innovation, inspiration and interaction, which they summed up in this must-see 99 second video:   Now let’s recap! 1. New Releases: Adobe Primetime and Adobe Audience Manager were revealed to the crowd on Day 1, as the newest additions to the growing…
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Cinemagraphs

    Patricio Sapir
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    While some people might say that these are just artsy animated gifs, we can’t deny that the way these photos are brought to life is hypnotic and reminds us to the magical pictures from Harry Potter. The concept has been around for a few years, but according to ADWEEK, Facebook is going to be experimenting with Cinemagraphs in their ads. Here are a few tips you should take into account if you are thinking about implementing Cinemagraphs in your marketing campaigns: Creating a Cinemagraph In essence, a Cinemagraph is an animated gif that one could create using tools like Adobe Photoshop or…
  • How to Grow Customers with Analytical Modeling

    Joe Kanyok
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    As the old marketing adage says, retaining your existing customers is much less expensive (5X less) than acquiring new customers.  Consequently, it is important to focus your marketing attention and budget on developing strategies to systematically maintain and grow your share of wallet. Step 1: Developing a rich set of customer attributes and behaviors is a key component in this process; the goal is to develop a 360 degree view.  This knowledge provides the foundation for analytical routines and models, allowing for a better understanding of your customers. Customer attributes should be…
  • Transforming Audiences Into Advocates: Using Social Media Advertising to Create Brand Affinity

    Laura Cameron
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    One of our online retail clients issued us a challenge: Devise and execute a social media strategy that helps us not only reach consumers who are new-to-brand, but also cultivate true ‘brand advocates’ whose loyalty to the brand will drive them to spread the word online. Even for well-known brands, long-term customer value relies on cultivating consumer interaction and keeping interest active. While clear social media content and communication plans are essential, social media advertising programs help ensure that branded content reaches a critical mass and drives value. For our client,…
  • Email and Direct Mail: Bringing the Two Worlds Together

    Patricio Sapir
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    When we think about multi-channel or cross-channel Marketing as a strategy to engage customers and generate revenue for a business, it’s usually difficult to consider offline channels as part of that strategy. But for that Marketing strategy to be successful, it’s important that our message remains not only consistent throughout every single interaction that each customer has with our brand, but that is also that is highly personalized based on different aspects of data that we have collected for each customer. Email and Direct Mail are, among others, critical pieces of a marketing…
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  • 2015 Creative Trends - what do they mean for your business?

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    One of our favorite clients shared an excellent article with me today. Thanks, Old Bust Head - we love you for more than just your delicious local beer! Besides the great content which shares trends in design, imagery, video and more, along with how these creative elements are used differently across the globe, here are a couple other things to take away from this piece: It’s an infographic…but it's not static. Unlike most infographics, this one is very interactive! There's no shortage of animations. Notice how the infographic uses HTML5 to load images and movement throughout the…
  • CSSNectar Site of the Day!

    20 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    Thanks to CSS Nectar for awarding our site "Site of the Day" on Tuesday! We're honored. To view our website, along with many other terrific sites that were nominated, click here. We appreciate all the votes, and the opportunity to look at the great work others are turning out, too. There are so many inventive things going on in the world of web design and user experience these days that we find ourselves constantly impressed. Can we help make your site a winning one? Give us a call to discuss your goals!
  • From Washington DC to Indonesia – Our Firm is Reaching Out

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Sitting here in the comfort of our Chantilly, VA office, just a few miles away from Washington D.C., it’s easy to see how privileged we all are. We work in a comfortable environment, we walk just a few steps to the kitchen to get snacks throughout the day, and when the workday ends, we drive home to our warm houses, full of material comforts. We know all too well that so many people around the world are far less fortunate than we are, and we try to do our best to make things better for them. Just recently, ImageWorks made the decision to sponsor a child through, a ministry…
  • Mobile Web Design For The Mobile Business

    17 Feb 2015 | 11:41 am
    A guest post by Ivan Serrano. Did you know the average smartphone user spends nearly three hours on their mobile device each day? With nearly five billion mobile subscriptions in the world, mobile design has changed the way people communicate with each other and interact with businesses. Whether it’s checking email from a smartphone or making a purchase from a tablet, mobile devices have taken over simple tasks. What does this mobile revolution mean for business owners? Well, it’s time to make sure your business is adapting to these mobile trends. According to the infographic below, four…
  • Does Your Small Business Have a Content Marketing Strategy?

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    Is your content marketing strategy all talk? According to this great slideshow from the Content Marketing Institute, you need more than that to succeed - and most small businesses are falling short. It's no surprise that companies are struggling to keep up! Developing a content strategy, turning it into an actionable, trackable process, and then following through to develop and market your blog posts, videos, infographics, and other materials is enough to keep a whole team busy. And if your small business is like most, you don't have a whole team to spare. We can help catch you up on all…
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    Online Money Making Ideas

  • How to earn money as a Virtual call centre agent?

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    You can earn tremendously by working as a virtual call centre agent. All you need to do is acquire the right skills required for working as a virtual agent online. Virtual call centers can be of many types like a surveyor, customer service executive, interviewer, sales persons, LIC sales representative or anyone that can be ...
  • How to Earn Money from Babysitting?

    Vipul Jain
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    Do you get bored sitting idle at home? Well get your hands on something exotic that will enable you to earn a handful of money- Babysitting.  As a parent, you must be well acquainted with the behavior of babies and their handling techniques. So why not utilize your baby handling skills and earn extra. Image ...
  • Key Benefits of Binary options

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    Before divulging into the key benefits of binary options, let us first understand that what exactly it means. Binary options is a type of options where the payoff (your gain from the deal) is structured in such a way that either it is a fixed sum when deal expires in the money or nothing if ...
  • How to Make Money with Forex

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
    Everyone wants to make money to get a good lifestyle. Forex trading is considered as the best way to earn money in a short span of time. It is basically done with the help of  a market maker or a broker. In Forex trading you have to choose a particular currency pair in which you ...
  • Adopt these best Forex Trading strategies to make easy money

    21 Feb 2015 | 5:37 am
    Before adopting the best Forex Trading Strategies, it is very necessary for a person to know the real meaning of Forex and Forex trading. Foreign exchange (Forex) is the largest liquid market in the world where the transaction of one currency takes place and in addition to this, charging money for another currency takes place. ...
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  • The Benefits and Best Practices of a Multilingual Website

    Jeff Brewer
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    In the beginning, the digital world was forged by English-speaking developers and users. Personal computers as well as the Internet were the product of Western-based technology and ideas. However, as Bob Dylan once sang, “The times they are a-changing.” Today’s digital marketplace now encompasses the entire globe, with 35 percent of all Internet users claiming English as a first or second language. Chinese-speaking users now rank in second place, with an estimated 14 percent. The Spanish, Japanese, German, and French languages combined account for approximately 31 percent of all…
  • Just How Effective Are Facebook Ads?

    Jeff Brewer
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    There is precious little middle ground when it comes to advertiser’s opinions about advertising on Facebook. Many marketers swear by the business-building advertising opportunities offered by the world’s largest social media network, while an equal number are inclined to simply swear at the mere mention of Facebook. The truth of the matter is that Facebook advertising is no different than any other advertising platform. There’s a right way to do it and a wrong way. With the right approach, Facebook advertising can be a positive driving force for your company. With the wrong approach,…
  • 5 Essential Online Marketing Tools for Small Businesses

    Jeff Brewer
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    An effective digital marketing strategy is absolutely essential if your business is going to remain a competitive force in today’s marketplace. Consumers are increasingly embracing digital technology, and businesses need to either follow their customer’s lead or get left behind. The latest generation of consumers grew up with the Internet, social media, and mobile phones, and there is simply no way that they will ever go back to the “prehistoric” days of network television, paper telephone directories, and the daily newspaper. Digital marketing is generally less expensive and more…
  • Avoiding Common Website Design Disasters

    Jeff Brewer
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    A professionally designed website is absolutely critical to the success of your digital marketing strategy. In today’s technology-driven marketplace, not having a website is as pointless as going to a networking event without business cards. Consumers in record numbers are turning away from traditional marketing media, and if your business isn’t well represented in the new digital media alternatives, one of your competitors surely will be. Building a Website Used to be Stupid-simple In the early days of the Internet, websites were as much a novelty as they were a marketing tool. Web…
  • How to Increase Your Website’s Domain Authority

    Kathryn Brewer
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    It’s no secret that Google’s unrelenting flood of search ranking algorithm updates is making SEO harder and harder to implement. Google rolls out approximately 600 of these rule-changing updates each year, which works out to 1.6 per day. To put it simply, the SEO technique that was perfectly acceptable yesterday may very well cost you a ranking penalty and loss of revenue tomorrow. In the ever-changing world of SEO, domain authority is one of the few constants that have survived the various algorithm updates, and it remains one of the most important factors that Google uses to determine…
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  • Get Clicks on Your AdWords Text Ads

    Adam Lundquist
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    You have a budget of $200.00 per day to spend on Google AdWords, yet you’ve only been able to spend $20.00 for the entire week. You wonder if your ads are even showing. A quick look at the AdWords dashboard confirms that the ads are in fact showing, but now you are even more frustrated. It cost $20.00 for one single lousy click. The low click-through rates on the ads have driven down the quality score of the keywords to the point where you must pay a prohibitively high price for every single click. The frustration and the feeling of failure sets in and you wonder what needs to happen to get…
  • Get Local With Your Internet Advertising

    Adam Lundquist
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:43 am
      You know local customers are out there. You see them walk by your store, looking at their phones searching for just what your business offers and yet they still click on your competitors – even when your ads appear in the search results. As a local business you know that can’t compete with the national competition on price because they leverage their economy of scale. They use their volume-based economies of scale to make offers with razor-thin margins, offers which any local business is unable to match. You feel frustrated and see no way out. You know the value of…
  • Use Your Customers…. For Internet Advertising

    Adam Lundquist
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    You feel like you are on a bad blind date when potential customers visit your website. It is clear that you are not connecting with them – however, instead of ending the bad blind date with an awkward hug outside the restaurant, your poor customer interaction ends with you going out of business. This is a real problem. Users come to your landing page from your PPC ad, and you can almost feel the air as your marketing message swings and misses. You have a service that you know could help them, but it is like you are speaking a completely different language. The dynamic is that of…
  • Are You Still Wasting Money On Internet Advertising Clicks (Without Anything To Show For it)

    Adam Lundquist
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Your pay per click campaign drives a huge amount of traffic to your site. These are the kind of numbers that you brag to your friends about, and the best part is you are spending so little for each of these clicks that you can purchase this level of traffic for a long time. With these numbers it is only a matter of time until your business starts making a tidy profit. Except, all too often it isn’t. It doesn’t matter how long you let your pay per click campaign run – it will never be successful. This is the frustrating experience of far too many business owners. You receive huge…
  • Why I Won’t Submit. How to Create a Highly Converting Call To Action Button

    Adam Lundquist
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:26 pm
    You have mastered the art of AdWords, and are generating lots of traffic to your website. However, once the users come to your page – they look around simply leave. You are paying for every single visitor whether they convert and become lead or not and this quickly drains your bank account. Your return on ad spend is dismal. You know that the keywords are right because of your customer research and you know that the ads are working because of the high click through rate, so you wonder – why won’t the visitors convert? What do you need to do to stop this colossal money drain? You…
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  • Are you promoting enough to make a living?

    Ellen Finkelstein
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:04 pm
    One thing I think is universal — people who aren’t making enough money online aren’t promoting products and services enough. Are you sending out enough emails to make it possible for you to make the income you want? Yes, there are other ways to promote and make money, but without email, you probably won’t make enough. A couple of weeks ago, here are the emails I sent out, all within 1 week: 4 promotions to my Change the World Marketing list My weekly Change the World Marketing newsletter 2 promotions to my PowerPoint list My weekly PowerPoint newsletter 5 emails to…
  • My takeaways from the NAMS13 workshop

    Ellen Finkelstein
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    I’m just back from the NAMS13 workshop in Atlanta. It was my first time as an instructor. NAMS (Novice to Advanced Workshop) is owned by David Perdiew. Here’s a photo of David and his wife Charlsa, both of whom hosted the workshop. Not to brag or anything — in fact, just to encourage you to attend next time — here’s a tweet from someone who attended my session, which was called High-Persuasion PowerPoint Presentation Secrets. (Thanks, @darthjordan!) A few points from a few of the sessions From Ken McArthur Know what your message is. Think about how to create an…
  • How to take the plunge and start your own online business

    Ellen Finkelstein
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Starting your own business is scary. I did it gradually, as my kids grew and my husband was working — we had room, board and a small stipend as backup. For me, the scariest moment was after I’d had my business for several years with a steady income and we built a house and took on a mortgage. My business was the sole basis for paying that mortgage. I’m grateful that it has all worked out, but it was definitely a risk. No matter what your situation, you’ll need to take a risk when you start your own online business and especially when you depend on it full time as your…
  • Best plug-ins for your WordPress site

    Ellen Finkelstein
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:07 pm
    If you have a WordPress website, you need plug-ins! Plug-ins are added software that work with WordPress and add features to it. Everyone has their own list of favorite plug-ins and there isn’t a definitive list. After all, the plug-ins you use should depend on your target market, business model, goals, and strategy. But not having the right plug-ins can really hurt your business in several ways: Lack of backups Lack of subscribers and visitors Lack of reader engagement Lack of conversions Not sure how to install a plug-in? See my post, “Install a plug-in to engage your…
  • How to increase conversions for your opt-in web form

    Ellen Finkelstein
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    At a recent webinar, an attendee asked me how to increase conversions for his opt-in web form. Your conversion rate is very important because it will significantly impact the size of your list–your subscribers. And that will affect your bottom line — your sales. Your conversion rate applies not only to the web form that is usually on the right side of almost every page of your website (except for sales pages and product delivery pages) but also to your squeeze page — a page that is nothing but a web form. There are a number of things you can do to make sure that more people…
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  • How to Tell if Your Site Is Mobile Friendly

    Jeff B. Copeland
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    And by “mobile friendly” we mean your site works well enough on mobile phones and pads to meet a new standard Google will enforce starting April 21, 2015. After that time, mobile friendly web pages will float up to the higher positions on Google search results and mobile unfriendly pages…well, nobody knows for sure but legend...continue reading … The post How to Tell if Your Site Is Mobile Friendly appeared first on Dex Media.
  • How Plumbers Are Rocking Social Media

    Christine Landry
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Social media may not seem as natural a fit for plumbers as say bakers — or at least, it’s not as visual. But as it turns out, plumbers are a creative bunch. So here we’re spotlighting how plumbers use Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but really, these are tips that apply to any profession. 1. Establish yourself...continue reading … The post How Plumbers Are Rocking Social Media appeared first on Dex Media.
  • The Top 5 Activities on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook [Infographic]

    Danielle Celmer
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    As a business that markets on social media, it’s important to understand how your audience is using social media.  A recent study by GlobalWebIndex reveals data detailing the top 5 activities on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. Here are some standout stats: 42% of active Twitter users used Twitter to read news stories last month. 30% of...continue reading … The post The Top 5 Activities on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook [Infographic] appeared first on Dex Media.
  • PPC Language Explained [Infographic]

    Cat De Rohan
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Ever hear a conversation about PPC (pay per click) or SEM (search engine marketing) and think people are talking code? All these acronyms and sayings can confuse even people in the digital marketing world. Seems that digital marketing can have its own lingo and in just PPC itself, there’s a whole glossary of terms.  ...continue reading … The post PPC Language Explained [Infographic] appeared first on Dex Media.
  • Give Your Plumbing Website a Boost

    Marion Jacobson
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Plumbers have a real challenge when it comes to ranking well in the search engines. Yours is not a desk job, so it’s hard to find the time to market your business when you’re out there working long hours, away from your office. That’s why it’s so important to have a website that can help...continue reading … The post Give Your Plumbing Website a Boost appeared first on Dex Media.
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  • Confession of a Lifelong Salesman: The Two Faces of Persuasion

    Gary Korisko
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:09 pm
    I have a confession to make. I haven’t always been as comfortable in my own skin as I might let on. For years I’ve been at odds with myself. Having spent over 20 years in sales and marketing, I’ve walked the line between my area of expertise and my moral compass. I love working in sales. Properly done, it’s a challenging and fulfilling profession that benefits all parties involved. But as there usually is, there’s another less altruistic side to this coin. It’s the darker, greasier side of persuasion that often puts me at odds with my beloved field of expertise. The side I don’t…
  • You Already Know Enough To Succeed

    Gary Korisko
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
      Do me a favor. Read this post quickly – then go do something enthusiastically. Take action. Execute. There is a world of difference between knowing what to do and actually doing it. -Bill Phillips. Those words from Bill Phillips both motivate and haunt me. What do they do for you? Do they remind you of a time when you chose to be a person of action, took on a big challenge, and kicked its ass? Or does it remind you of all those plans you could have, should have, would have executed if only… The timing was better… You had more money… You had more free time… Yadda, yadda,…
  • How to Overcome Adversity and Steal Its Power

    Gary Korisko
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Does it ever seem like you have more adversity in your life than other people do? As if everyone around you is having an easier time of things than you are? You begin to feel sorry for yourself and think, “Why does this stuff always happen to ME?” It seems as if even though you continue to endure punch after punch and still keep your feet under you – life always has another crushing body blow in store for you. Every time you take yet another beating, persevere and turn a corner… someone is waiting around that corner ready to crack you over the head again with a sock full of…
  • How I Saved My Sanity and Boosted My Online Business by Doing Less (and How You Can Too)

    Gary Korisko
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    Have you ever felt totally overwhelmed? Not just regular busy… I’m talking completely slammed, under the gun, over-committed, and hopeless? You’ve been there before, haven’t you? As you mentally assess all the things you have to accomplish in the next several days, you begin to realize there’s no way you’re going to get it all done. Then that horrible stunned feeling washes over you. You know the one. You feel hot and flushed, there’s a knot in your stomach, and you notice a growing pressure in your head which you just know (in your non-medical opinion) is not just your…
  • How to Build Credibility by Using an Email Interview

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

    Tess Brumwell-Gaze
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:11 am
     Bad week for One Direction and the BBC Jeremy Clarkson’s big mouth has got him in trouble before, but the BBC’s director general, Tony Hall, concluded that by punching a producer, Clarkson had officially “crossed a line”. There wasn’t too much time to sulk though, as One Direction’s Zayn announced that he was heading in another direction, leaving the boyband to go it alone. Memes, tweets and newsjacking stunts have been on top form, though we favoured Lidl’s price cut stunt, and HR company Peninsula’s announcement. Speculation that the two were involved in some career…
  • This Week in Digital…

    Laura Clarke
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:35 am
    St Patrick’s Day Winners and Losers Bud Light – Loser Bud Light’s attempt at a festive marketing campaign included the use of the ill thought-out hashtag #UpForWhatever. The tweet (pictured above) was deleted after only two hours due to the backlash the company received from social media. Once the tweet was deleted a company spokesperson said: “We understand some people misunderstood our St. Patrick’s Day post and apologize to anyone who was offended”. Some of the replies to the said tweet were great, as below. The Irish Board of Tourism – Winner Well, let’s face it, if…
  • Should You Use iFrames on Your Website?

    Rory Mason
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    For years the debate around iFrames has been going on with web designers  / developers seeing them as an incredibly easy asset to embed great content from around the web, however from a site optimisation point of view iFrames have caused many a hair to fall out of the head of an SEO professional. Why do iFrames cause SEO headaches iFrames can cause multiple problems, but the main one, historically, has been that search bots have not had the ability to crawl them. It seems however this is no longer true as Google have admitted that they have the ability crawl iFrames, although it is still…
  • This Week in Digital…

    Sasha Hanau
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:04 am
    #TheDress Sensation Continues for Good Causes If you haven’t heard about ‘the dress’ yet then I’d be surprised. It has been the biggest viral sensation in fashion for some time. #blackandblue and #goldandwhite have been trending worldwide for the last two weeks. While BuzzFeed found 32% of its 3.4 million voters saw blue and black, more than double saw gold and white despite the real dress, made by Roman Originals, actually being blue with black trim. Everyone from Kim Kardashian to Taylor Swift have been commenting on it. There has been a host of brands hijacking the success of the…
  • How to Make a Viral Video

    Charlotte Corner
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:56 am
    The latest annual Ofcom study revealed that the average UK adult spent more time online than they did sleeping in 2014. *YAWN*. For companies, this is a huge potential to take advantage of the UK’s online addiction by creating viral marketing campaigns. Case Study: #Frostbit In the New Year, one 18 year-old Irish school boy, Ruari McSorley, was interviewed by a local news channel (UTV Ireland) about the snow in Ireland. His response captivated a global audience, whilst a snippet of his interview landed on YouTube and received over 2,781,901 views since its upload date mid-January. Since…
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  • Lead Generation Software – AeroLeads

    Pushkar Gaikwad
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    We were working on another product AeroLeads in parallel with InBoundio and after multiple iteration and feedback, we have launched the first finished version of AeroLeads. Earlier we were focussing on lead generation but decided to focus on prospect generation … Read the rest The post Lead Generation Software – AeroLeads appeared first on InBoundio Marketing Blog.
  • Free Prospect and Leads Generation Tool – AeroLeads

    Pushkar Gaikwad
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    After 4 weeks of hard work, we have finally finished and launched AeroLeads which is a lead generation and prospect finding tool. We built it as I felt there is no such tool in the market which shows prospects and … Read the rest The post Free Prospect and Leads Generation Tool – AeroLeads appeared first on InBoundio Marketing Blog.
  • Optimise Your LinkedIn Marketing with These 4 Methods for More Leads

    Pushkar Gaikwad
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:38 pm
    LinkedIn with its 300 million user is a huge platform that allows professionals from all over the world to connect with each other and for job opportunities. However, the LinkedIn social media platform can also be used as a marketing … Read the rest The post Optimise Your LinkedIn Marketing with These 4 Methods for More Leads appeared first on InBoundio Marketing Blog.
  • Advanced Inbound Marketing for 2015 – Focus on these 7 Things to Get Maximum ROI

    Pushkar Gaikwad
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:49 am
    Inbound Marketing has become somewhat repetitive and little overused. Lot of content has already been written by HubSpot, Moz, Business2Community and various other marketing blogs. Most of the content is written about what is inbound marketing and how businesses can … Read the rest The post Advanced Inbound Marketing for 2015 – Focus on these 7 Things to Get Maximum ROI appeared first on InBoundio Marketing Blog.
  • How NOT to build your Mailing List

    Pushkar Gaikwad
    6 Dec 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Building a mailing list for your company can provide you with some stunning results, as this way you will have a better control over the way you perform your marketing, not to mention that you will bring a much more … Read the rest The post How NOT to build your Mailing List appeared first on InBoundio Marketing Blog.
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  • Minimum Viable Product

    20 Mar 2015 | 1:01 am
    I’ve previously shared this on Twitter after a friend did the same and I thought I’d also share it here as it’s a great example of how we should embrace the concept of a Minimum Beautiful Product that will delight customers, rather than leave them feeling like beta testers for a set of requirements or functionality developed purely from a business mindset.
  • Be Who You Are And Say What You Feel…

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:52 am
    Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr Seuss
  • A More Beautiful Question

    15 Feb 2015 | 10:01 am
    I’ve found myself reading a number of good books recently and this is one of the best of them. It’s especially interesting if you find yourself wondering where some of the best new, and not so new, business ideas have come from and how you can learn to ask better questions. In the old economy, it was all about having the answers. But in today’s dynamic, lean economy, it’s more about asking the right questions. A More Beautiful Question is about figuring out how to ask, and answer, the questions that can lead to new opportunities and growth. (Eric Ries, New York Times…
  • Henry Ford – When everything…

    9 Feb 2015 | 2:54 pm
    When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – Henry Ford
  • Sons…

    3 Feb 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Nissan tugs at the heartstrings of Dads with sons in one of their Super Bowl 2015 spots…
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  • Are Local Reviews Hurting Your Healthcare Business?

    Brianna Entler
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    In the age of information, consumers rely on online reviews in order to make purchasing decisions. Healthcare decisions are no exception. In order to determine the reputation of potential healthcare providers, patients look at online reviews to ensure their doctor is not only the best qualified but also provides an excellent bed-side manner. The better review your practice receives, the greater the opportunity to convince a potential patient he or she should choose you as their provider. Healthcare reviews exist not only on Google+ but many provider-specific review sites such as ZocDoc,…
  • 6 SEO Mistakes You’re Probably Making

    Dalton Mattox
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:12 am
    SEO is a wild world of complex algorithms that are always changing. Every change and update creates a new challenge to overcome, and there are so many that it’s not difficult to fall behind. In our haste to become the next SEO guru, many of us fail to master even the most basic SEO principles. Don’t get slipped up by these careless mistakes! 1. Duplicate Content Duplicate content is content or images that are found on more than one page of a website. A search engine will view this duplicate material as an attempt to make a website appear larger than it really is.  Duplicate content…
  • How to Host an Engaging Google Hangout on Air in 11 Steps

    Kristina Drake
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Salvatore Vuono via Free Digital Photos Are you looking for new ways to utilize Google+ for your company? We recommend Google+ Hangouts on Air, the live-broadcast feature on which you can share your industry highlights and insights. Our helpful guide shows you how in just 11 steps. Connect Your Social Accounts In order to host a Hangout on Air, you’ll need a Gmail, YouTube and Google+ account. Google+ account – Decide if you want to connect your business or personal account with Hangouts. YouTube account – Go to YouTube’s Advanced Settings, select Connect With a Google+ page and…
  • 6 Tips for Spurring Creativity

    Brianna Entler
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:33 pm
    As members of a creative industry, we have to come up with innovative ideas on a daily basis. But sometimes the creative well runs a little dry. We’ve all been there before. Staring at a blank page with that angry, blinking cursor demanding words (and not to mention clients demanding results!) is never a fun way to spend your work day. A secret though? All that staring isn’t productive. So what are you supposed to do instead? Here are a few tactics I use to help me out of a creative rut: 1. Step away from the computer courtesy of Drew Coffman Take a walk. Get some coffee. Go for lunch.
  • How to Measure Success on Social Media

    Dhugal Gardner
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:39 am
    Social media has come to be accepted as a helpful tool for businesses, but some wonder if it’s possible to accurately measure its success. While measuring the ROI of social media may not be as straightforward as other business endeavors, it can and should be done. Outline Your Goals First, outline your goals. Do you want to build brand awareness? Do you want to find out your audience’s preferences? Are you trying to drive traffic to your website? Set yourself reasonable, numerical goals (increase engagement 5% in 3 months or drive 1500 visitors to your website next month). You may have…
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  • Alfresco with Docx4j

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    Docx4j is an open source (ASLv2) Java library for creating and manipulating Microsoft Open XML (Word docx, Powerpoint pptx, and Excel xlsx) files.
  • Using the Drupal testing API

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Knowing how to write tests could be useful because it can help to increase the quality of the code and save hours of time clicking around a site making sure things still work after making any changes.
  • Best Gulp.js Plugins For A Front-End Developer

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Recently, I started using Gulp.js on my projects to automate and enhance my workflow for the front-end part. I had the chance to experiment a few plugins and I will highlight 3 of them that I found very useful.
  • BDD with Behat and Drupal

    16 Mar 2015 | 5:20 pm
    As a back-end developer, I had the chance to work on a project which required writing automated tests for a Drupal site using Behat.
  • Remote Debugging on Devices

    12 Mar 2015 | 11:16 am
    As a front end developer working with responsive sites, you can encounter a wide variety of devices that all need to look consistent. This can be a challenge in our ever expanding world of device options.
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  • The Native Ad Opportunity: Content Discovery Networks

    Jenny Duong
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    In our recent posts, we gave a brief introduction to native advertising and broke down the three golden rules of a good native campaign. Create valuable, enriching, and non-disruptive content and viewers will click – those clicks will quickly turn into conversion. But creating interesting content alone isn’t enough – you need to be able to get it in front of the right audience. This is where Content Discovery Networks come in. Content Discovery Networks (CDN, also known as Content Recommendation Engines) help advertisers distribute ads by serving sponsored content to the…
  • [Infographic] The State of E-Commerce in 2015

    Jenny Duong
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    Online shopping continues to be one of the biggest driving forces of growth in the commercial world. What does this mean for advertisers? You do it, I do it, we all do it – shop online, that is. Its quick, easy and you don’t have to worry about the hassle of lineups. Just click and go. Online shopping’s accessibility may be the very reason why in 2015 worldwide e-commerce B2C sales is expected to reach $1.7 trillion dollars, and at the top of consumers’ shopping lists is clothing. For marketers, we’re talking about changes in both ad spending budgets and…
  • Going to MarTech SF? Connect With Us!

    23 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    MarTech 2015 – the marketing tech conference that brings the world’s top marketing strategists and technologists together – is coming to San Francisco on March 31-April 1. The team at WhatRunsWhere is excited to participate and jet off to the sun soaked coast for the show. We’ll be exhibiting and offering custom product demos at Booth 121 – come see the top competitive insights we have to offer! Schedule a meeting with a member of our team by sending an email to David Kelly, our VP Business Development at: Or just drop by the booth, we’re happy to…
  • The Native Ad Opportunity: How the Best Campaigns Run Native Ads

    Jenny Duong
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Last week we talked about the growing native advertising opportunity and how it’s affecting the competitive landscape. We talked about why there’s been so much growth for native advertising – a digital ad strategy that promotes the brand by being embedded into its context. Native ads, after all, are non-interruptive paid ads so harmonious with the surrounding page’s content that viewers believe they simply belong there. But when it comes to native advertising, there’s plenty left to learn. From selecting the top publisher, to producing truly engaging content, and identifying the…
  • The Native Ad Opportunity: Defining Native Growth

    Lindsay Arnold
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
    It’s a common argument that standing out is key to advertising success. The longstanding practice is to have banners that pop and draw the eye directly to them, distracting viewers from the page content. Now however, the key to advertising success might be the complete opposite – blending in. One of the fastest growing trends and newest frontier in the online ad landscape is native advertising. The main premise of native advertising is ensuring that creatives blend in with on-site content. Increasingly, advertisers are incorporating native ads into their strategy to combat the millions…
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  • How to Successfully Convert the Mortgage Leads You Purchase

    Matty Byloos
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:11 pm
    RGR Marketing HIgh Quality B2B Leads Online Get More When You Buy Quality Mortgage Leads Purchasing good quality mortgage leads from a reputable provider can certainly fill up your mortgage sales pipeline, but you have to actually convert those leads into sales if you hope to impact your business’s profitability. Low conversion rates got you down? Then use this tips to raise your game and give your mortgage business’s bottom line a healthy boost. Start With Quality Mortgage Leads You could have the best sales team in the business, but if you’re dealing with sub-par leads, you’re going…
  • 3 Easy Ways to Generate More Residential Solar Leads for Your Business

    Matty Byloos
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:11 pm
    RGR Marketing HIgh Quality B2B Leads Online How to Get More Solar Leads Into the Pipe These days, solar power is going gangbusters. The last two years have been record-breakers for solar installations in the United States, and this year is shaping up to be no different. Consumer acceptance of solar power is on the rise, and a high percentage of your potential customers are no longer held back by the myths that used to stymie solar adoption. The point is this: your customers are out there. You just have to get in touch with them and close the deal. So how can you turn all of those “solar…
  • Don’t Buy Mortgage Leads Until You Know These 5 Secrets

    Matty Byloos
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:47 am
    RGR Marketing HIgh Quality B2B Leads Online Purchase High Quality Mortgage Every Time Purchasing mortgage leads can be a key part of any mortgage originator’s sales strategy. That said, all lead generation partners are not created equally, and the quality of leads can vary considerably from one provider to the next. If you’re considering purchasing leads for your mortgage business, then you owe it to yourself to do a bit of research first. Invest wisely, and you’ll find purchased leads to be a smart way to allocate your hard-earned marketing dollars. Choose poorly, and you may end up…
  • 4 Reasons Why the Low Quality Solar Leads You Just Bought Aren’t Working

    Matty Byloos
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:46 pm
    RGR Marketing HIgh Quality B2B Leads Online How to Determine the Quality of Your Purchased Solar Leads Purchasing good quality solar sales leads from a reputable provider is a smart way to fill your sales pipeline with viable prospects. However, there are times when the solar leads you purchase don’t live up to the hype. If you’ve purchased from a lead generation company that doesn’t really have its act together, or worse, a company that is misrepresenting the quality of the leads it offers, you’ll probably figure it out fairly quickly. So, why aren’t those solar leads that you…
  • 5 Common Myths About Solar Power That You Should Be Prepared to Counter

    Matty Byloos
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:15 pm
    RGR Marketing HIgh Quality B2B Leads Online Debunk These 5 Common Solar Myths to Improve Your Bottom Line Photovoltaic technology isn’t a new development, but it’s still a relatively recent arrival on the energy scene. It’s definitely gaining mainstream acceptance more rapidly than ever, but there are still some pervasive misconceptions about how it works. As a solar installer looking for new customers, you’re going to encounter prospects that may have considered going solar, but have held off due to misconceptions. Be ready to authoritatively counter these objections, and you could…
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  • Best Office Pet Awards 2015 – The Final Leg

    Amanda Stone
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:10 am
    It’s almost time! Our #WaggingAtWork Best Office Pet Competition 2015 is drawing to a close. (Sniffs.) We’ve had a fabulous time raising both awareness and funds for All Dogs Matter, a charity doing phenomenal work rescuing and rehoming dogs in need. As a company (and a collective of pet enthusiasts), we decided to donate five pounds to All Dogs Matter on behalf of every entry, and encouraged contestants to match our donations. During the course of the competition we’ve also learnt about the barking-mad benefits of inviting pets into the workplace. And we think that, what with all the…
  • Digital Dogs and Clever Cats – Why You Should Bring Your Pet to Work.

    Katherine Verhoeven
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:01 am
    This month we’re celebrating what it means to welcome pets into the office. As a company that is slightly obsessed with animals ourselves, we thought it fitting to share with the world why having your four-legged friends at work is such a good idea. There’s no denying that the internet loves animals. But did you know that spending time just browsing pictures of pets online can help you reduce stress and be happier at work? It’s no wonder so many people have dedicated so much time to their animals on the web. And actually bringing your pets to work could help boost your creativity by…
  • WOOFS & FUR – #WaggingAtWork – Best Office Pet Awards 2015

    Simone Basson
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:11 am
    Meet Milo Skywalker III, general dogsbody at MediaVision. Milo frequents the MediaVision London HQ on a freelance basis and joins in on regular Skype meetings with our Cape Town office. No matter what the challenges are of the day – Milo brings boundless joy and enthusiasm to the table. Milo’s career highlights thus far are undoubtedly his workshops titled “Smoulder: using your sad eyes to get that treat” and “Cuteness: it’s not only for kittens” which has helped us form the cornerstone of our client relationships to date. It’s safe to say that without Milo, MediaVision…
  • ENTER YOUR OFFICE PET – #WaggingAtWork – Best Office Pet Awards 2015

    Stephan Marais
    8 Mar 2015 | 11:35 pm
    ENTER YOUR OFFICE PET – #WaggingAtWork – Best Office Pet Awards 2015
  • Google Will Rank Your Site Higher If It’s Mobile-Friendly

    Katherine Verhoeven
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:34 am
    Starting late April 2015, Google will be giving ranking priority to sites that are mobile-friendly. As more and more people start using their mobiles to access the internet, it makes sense that Google would change their algorithm to better suit their users. The search engine will now help mobile-friendly sites, as well as apps, rank higher in order to help users “get the most relevant and timely results”. This change is good news for mobile users as it should encourage sites that aren’t already mobile-friendly to finally jump on the moving bandwagon. This news comes after Google’s…
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  • Decision fatigue is destroying your work ethic

    Jessie Gould
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    We rely on our decision-making ability, but some decisions are worthier than others. My personal indecision of choice is whether or not to drink coffee in the morning. After several minutes of internal dialogue about the benefits of caffeine versus the cons, I find myself just downing a cup anyway. But it turns out that hemming and hawing is wasting more than time; it’s eating away at our ability to make the important decisions later on. Decision fatigue Decision fatigue, sometimes called ‘ego depletion,’ is a recent term that describes how making decisions impairs our ability to make…
  • The Migration to Mobile

    Lauren Reeves
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    It’s happening. The international migration to mobile is in full swing, whether you like it or not. And according to a February Lexology about the migration to mobile, there’s two reasons why every brand should switch a mobile-friendly interface. The first is because “…brand owners’ competitors and, more importantly, their customers are already there.” And second is that there are “new opportunities in the mobile world for brand owners to promote their brand and to nurture an affinity for it in the minds of their customers.” Recent data reports support these suggestions. A…
  • Digital Divide: Fact or Fiction?

    Elise Gould
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    The “digital divide” is the gap between those who have ready access to tech products and services, and those who don’t. Specifically, when folks reference it they’re usually referring to the gap between young techies and the older consumers who grew up in a ‘pre-internet era. The boomer generation purportedly has less experience with and interest in digital devices; however, that so-called divide may well be evaporating. Some convincing recent research from Mintel makes the case that the distinction between age groups is becoming more and more blurred when it comes to being…
  • How to Encourage Top Performers

    Michelle archambault
    8 Mar 2015 | 11:42 pm
        Every organization has a handful of top performers, those people who seem to accomplish double the work in the same amount of time as other employees. Maybe it’s their amazing ability to juggle three things at once and execute them all with flying colors. Maybe it’s their extra-added effort and time that keeps them at the top of the pack. Regardless of the reason, it is important to ensure that your organization’s employees are supported and willing to keep performing at their full potential. Today we will share some tips that LaneTerralever has found helpful to make…
  • How perceptions of “the dress” relate to your marketing content

    Lauren Reeves
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    It only lasted about 48 hours. That was all it took for the wave of controversy to crash in and roll back out. You might remember how at the end of last week, the Internet blew up over a picture of a dress. It wasn’t a particularly interesting dress, and the photo was nothing more than a snapshot from a phone’s camera. But when a Scottish woman sent an image of a bridesmaid’s dress to a group of her friends, they each saw “the dress” in different colors. Some saw the dress made up of gold and…
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    Tamar SEO and Social Blog

  • What can #YourMum teach us? A lot apparently

    Isobel Capelin
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:25 am
    Last week Penguin Books launched a Twitter campaign to celebrate Mother’s Day. They decided to ask users to tweet them to provide book suggestions for their mothers. To the internet’s amusement they used the hashtag #YourMum. For the next hour (and every lunchtime this week), tweet us using #YourMum & we’ll endeavour to provide gift (where gift = book) advice. Go! — Penguin Books UK (@PenguinUKBooks) March 9, 2015 As you can imagine, they were bombarded with numerous #YourMum innuendos and jokes. It’s caused quite a debate online about whether it was an innocent mistake from…
  • Wearable tech: Is the Apple Watch a game-changer?

    Isobel Capelin
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:35 am
    We predicted at the beginning of the year that 2015 is set to be the “year of wearable tech” and Monday’s Apple event only confirmed it. Apple Watch The Apple Watch has caused quite a stir, in both the offline and online world. After its initial announcement back in September 2014, the March 9th event earlier this week confirmed its release date as April 24th. It may not be cheap, but it comes with a variety of features that are arguably difficult to compete with. The gadget communicates with your iPhone, via both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and boasts an all-day battery life. It’s worth…
  • 4 algorithmic changes Google should implement

    Valentin Boulan
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:04 am
    Google’s algorithm is a very complex combination of on-site and off-site parameters. As SEOs, we’re fascinated with how Google determines ranking, and every tiny change or perceived change get a huge amount of coverage within the industry. While Google has come a long way in improving user experience, tackling spam and low quality sites from appearing high up in search results, there remains a lot of areas where it can be perfected. Here are 4 algorithmic changes we think the search engine should implement. Good links/bad links Links is a bit of a grey area of SEO. While everyone…
  • Everything brands need to know about Snapchat

    Isobel Capelin
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:48 am
    A number of brands struggle to reach the younger demographics; those that are unable to embrace the ever evolving world of social media are at a distinct advantage. With the younger generation leaning away from the “retro” sites where their parents dwell (Facebook and Twitter), the more visually based apps and platforms are becoming hugely appealing. Launched back in 2011, Snapchat is already claiming over 100 million monthly (active) users and over 400 million ‘snaps’ sent daily. The photo sharing app leverages the short-attention span and impulsivity of youth perfectly, allowing you…
  • Facebook ‘Feed Preferences’ – A solution to cluttered feeds?

    Henry Elliss
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:39 am
    Tired of seeing the same old stuff in your Facebook feed? Help may be at hand… If you’re beginning to find your Facebook feed a little ‘samey’ lately – the same faces, pages and sometimes even the same posts – then a solution might finally be at hand. Facebook recently introduced the ‘Feed Preferences’ page for all users – with very little fanfare I might add – and it could revolutionise the way your newsfeed is made up. The problem comes, of course, from the mass-adoption of Facebook by brands and users alike – which has lead…
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    ROI Factor Blog

  • Meerkat, Periscope and the Future of Live Video Marketing

    Andrew Jung
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:50 am
    With the birth of YouTube, video marketing has quickly become one of the best ways to engage in content marketing. With the rise of mobile usage, video content has evolved so that it can now be created for users on the go through platforms like Snapchat, Vine and Instagram. In the past month, I believe we have reached the next step of video content marketing - with live streaming apps such as Meerkat and Periscope starting to gain widespread recognition. If you are an early adopter or tech savvy, then you probably have heard of one or both of these apps and maybe you’ve already downloaded…
  • 5 Reasons Why Online Communities Are A Good Investment For Your Brand

    Megan Biondi
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:35 pm
    So your brand has found a social media posting plan that works. You are creating engaging content and your advertising efforts are on track, but now you want to take your social media strategy to the next level. This is where digital communities come in. What are digital communities? They are exactly what they sound like. Digital communities are groups of people on the internet discussing a common interest or topic. These communities can be found on different social media platforms - LinkedIn and Facebook use “Groups”, Twitter has “hashtags”, Google + has “hangouts”, Reddit has…
  • What Does the Next Google Algorithm Update Mean for Mobile?

    John Marcinuk
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    Google's search algorithms change as frequently as the New York weather, with 15 confirmed updates and 500-600 unconfirmed minor adjustments in 2014 alone. It's only the major changes with cute animal nicknames like Penguin, Panda, and Pigeon that anyone outside of the SEO world hears anything about - normally after thousands of sites are impacted worldwide and SEO teams scramble to make sense of the new world order. Google Algorithm Update: Coming Soon When Google comes out in advance and makes an announcement on their Webmaster Central Blog that they’ll be making an algorithm change, the…
  • Top 10 Digital Advertising Tips for Your Marketing Strategy

    17 Mar 2015 | 8:07 am
    Digital advertising has become a major component of all marketing strategies—and if it’s not part of your business strategy, it should be. Whether your business is B2B or B2C, by implementing digital advertisements correctly, you’ll be able to successfully grow your online business, and ultimately foster more conversions and sales. However, if your ads aren't well thought out with the design, channel, and messaging elements, you most likely won’t get the outcome you’re hoping for. To determine the very best ways to create and implement digital ads, we've turned to experts across the…
  • 1 Hour SEO Audit Challenge: Shake Shack

    Austin Paley
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    Search engine optimization can be extremely complicated for online businesses big and small. While there are some relatively simple concepts like creating great content to generate brand loyalty and increase traffic, there are a number of more technical elements that online businesses need to be aware of in order to take their website to the next level and attract new sources of traffic through SEO. This can be a complex process, but one of the best ways to understand what your business needs is to take a look at what other business are doing right or wrong and applying those lessons to your…
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    JL Internet Marketing is YOUR Resource For Making Money Online

  • How to Choose The Right Online Business

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    How to Choose The Right Online Business The biggest threat to your online success is not a lack of resources or information. You have everything you need… It’s a problem that’s recently surfaced in the last decade or so, and that is: An absolute abundance of choice. Think about the last time you walked in to your local supermarket, for example: the toothpaste section. the toilet paper section. Do you really need 200 varieties to choose from? In internet marketing though it’s actually much, much worse. You’ve got systems and product launches being rammed down your throat…
  • How to Get Your Home Business Started

    19 Mar 2015 | 4:20 pm
    How to Get Your Home Business Started Let’s say I gave you two options to make $1 million dollars online. Option #1: You can sell 100,000 ebooks at $10 a piece. Option #2: You can sell 100 programs at $10,000 a piece. Now, 100 is a LOT less than 100,000 (obviously). And all things being equal, anyone would chose Option #2. But all things are not equal. It is harder to make that $10,000 sale…… but (and here’s the key), it is not PROPORTIONATELY harder. Here’s what that means… It may be easier to go out and get one customer at $10, but it is NOT easier than going out and getting…
  • How To Use Facebook to Market Your Business

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    How To Use Facebook to Market Your Business It’s never been easier than it is TODAY to get more web traffic, more leads and more sales thanks to Facebook and Social Media Marketing in general. The main problem I see however is that most marketers and business owners simply don’t know how to market using social media. So in this blog post you’ll discover some little-known social media marketing secrets that have been responsible for some of the world’s most successful social media marketing campaigns using Facebook The first step for using Facebook to market your business, is to…
  • How To Earn A Second Income Stream Online

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    How To Earn A Second Income Stream Online A question I get asked continually is “How can I start an online business when I already work full time?” And it is of course a perfectly valid question, firstly, how can you earn a second income when you’re probably busy enough already with your day job, your family and many other day to day activities. Well, this might surprise you, everybody has the same 24 hours available to them, it’s what you do with them that really counts and the reality is if you want to start generating an income from your own online business…
  • How to Keep Your Prospects Reading Your Sales Letters in 5 Simple Steps

    12 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    How to Keep Your Prospects Reading Your Sales Letters in 5 Simple Steps In order to make a sale, you need to retain the interest of your reader throughout your sales letter in order to draw them all the way down towards the order button. So how exactly do you do this? Well, here are 5 proven techniques that will keep your prospects reading… How to Keep Your Prospects Reading Your Sales Letters in 5 Simple Steps 1. Use a powerful, benefits-driven headline A great headline is the key determining factor in whether a reader stays on the web page or leaves immediately. You need to arouse…
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  • How to get a free car while earning money?

    Marco Moeschter
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
      How to get a free car while earning money?   How can you get a car like a Mercedes-Benz SL550 for free? Okay it’s not completely free because you have to earn commissions for yourself to qualify! Does both of this sounds crazy to you? I guess so because it is crazy. Where can you get a nice car for free while earning money? Good question. The answer is the Mobe Merc program. If you haven’t heard about it before like in a previous video of mine it’s actually like that. When you’re a Mobe Affiliate you have a width variety of different products which you can promote. While…
  • How you can find good affiliate offers to promote!

    Marco Moeschter
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:56 pm
    How you can find good affiliate offers to promote!       I started my internet marketing carrier with affiliate marketing because it’s a way to make good money without having all the hard work to create a product your own. Affiliate marketing is a good way to get started with internet marketing but you’ll need one important thing and that is of course an converting affiliate offer to promote. Now new marketers in that game spent often a lot of time for things which are not needed or which don’t bring results. I know that from my personal experience. It’s hard to decide…
  • How Can You Turbocharge Your Personal Growth – Secret Revealed?

    Marco Moeschter
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    How Can You Turbocharge Your Personal Growth – Secret Revealed? I tried a lot of different things when it comes to self development or personal growthon my to become an entrepreneur. At the beginning I didn’t really grasp the  concept and why I should do it. I mean you probably know how it is. I thought  I know already everything andthat’s just a waste of my precious time (which I used to surf on Youtube or Facebook anyway). When I got more experienced and above of all started to listen to others and take their advice I saw the importance to grow myself if I want to reach the…
  • The Easiest Way To Get Free Search Engine Traffic! Just Tell Google you are Alive!

    Marco Moeschter
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:53 pm
    The Easiest Way To Get Free Search Engine Traffic! Just Tell Google you are Alive!                                         A business without traffic is no real business.   This might sound hard but that’s how it is. You can have the best offer or the best product in the world, if nobody sees it then you won’t probably sell much of it. Therefor is traffic generation one of the main points when it comes to build a real business. There are many different kinds of traffic out there and…
  • My top 4 apps for business owners – That are the must have business apps!

    Marco Moeschter
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
    My top 4 apps for business owners – That are the must have business apps!   Do you use apps in your daily business??? I do and there are some business apps which I use daily and then there are apps which I use seldom to none.   There are thousands of different apps out there for every kind of work, task, service, fun part, useless gimmick, games and I tried quite a few but there are only a handful which I would recommend.   First at all those 4 apps are the top business apps I use. I’m on a android and sometimes there are business apps for android and sometimes for…
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  • MSPmentor Named Us One Of 2015′s Fastest Growing MSPs

    Jonathan Bentz
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Annual Report Names Netrepid One Of The Top 501 MSPs & 8th Fastest Growing A little over a year after being named one of North America’s top 100 managed hosting providers by one of the leading technology news publications in the IT channel, we learned last week that we have now been named one of the top 501 MSPs in the world by MSPmentor, the “Ultimate Guide to Managed Services & MSP News.” As an added feature to its annual list of the top 501 companies in the managed services sector, Netrepid was also named the 8th fastest growing managed services provider on…
  • We Are Hiring A Solutions Engineer!

    Jonathan Bentz
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:01 pm
    NOW HIRING! TIER 3 SOLUTIONS ENGINEER Netrepid is hiring a Tier 3 Solutions Engineer to join our fast growing company. The right candidate will join our team based out of our headquarters in Harrisburg, PA and will help us improve our client services as well as our internal processes. Learn more by reviewing the job responsibilities, competencies, education and experience requirements below. Think you’re the right person for the job? Please send all resumes and requests for consideration to We look forward to hearing from you! TIER 3 SOLUTIONS ENGINEER CORE…
  • The 6 ?’s Of The Cloud: Larry Kesslin, 4-Profit

    Jonathan Bentz
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:18 am
    Over the last few weeks, we have publishing exclusive interviews with many of the speakers scheduled to appear. We have prepared six questions for each speaker related to the cloud and cloud services for solution providers, and each speaker has been generous enough to share their answers with us and our blog readers. Below is the seventh interview in our series featuring Larry Kesslin of 4-Profit. Links to the other interviews in the series are included at the bottom of this interview. MEET THE SPEAKER Name: Larry Kesslin Title/Company: CEO, 4-Profit Session Topic: Success Redefined Date…
  • The 6 ?’s Of The Cloud: Allen Falcon, Cumulus Global

    Jonathan Bentz
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks leading up to the 2014 NexGen Cloud Conference, we will be publishing exclusive interviews with many of the speakers scheduled to appear. We have prepared six questions for each speaker related to the cloud and cloud services for solution providers, and each speaker has been generous enough to share their answers with us and our blog readers. Below is the sixth interview in our series featuring Allen Falcon of Cumulus Global. Links to the other interviews in the series are included at the bottom of this interview. Meet The Speaker Name: Allen Falcon…
  • The 6 ?’s Of The Cloud: Jason Bloomberg, Intellyx

    Jonathan Bentz
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks leading up to the 2014 NexGen Cloud Conference, we will be publishing exclusive interviews with many of the speakers scheduled to appear. We have prepared six questions for each speaker related to the cloud and cloud services for solution providers, and each speaker has been generous enough to share their answers with us and our blog readers. Below is the fourth interview in our series featuring Jason Bloomberg of Intellyx. Links to the other interviews in the series are included at the bottom of this interview. Meet The Speaker Name: Jason Bloomberg…
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    WiderFunnel Marketing Conversion Optimization

  • Checkout Funnel: Is the Shortest Path Always Best?

    Claire Vignon
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Not optimizing your checkout funnel could be costing you millions.I’ve helped a lot of companies optimize their e-commerce websites and mobile apps checkout funnels. My clients often have questions like:How many pages, steps, or even minutes, does a user take to get from decision to purchase?What are best practices to increase conversions and revenue?Should the number of steps be reduced? Simplified? Consolidated?Checkout funnels can seem complicated. The truth is, when you break it down, the checkout funnel is simply the series of steps (pages or clicks) a user takes to get from a…
  • Anxiety Attacks! (Or, how to stop worrying and love the Privacy Statement)

    Michael Duquet
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Trust is everything in a relationship.That motto is repeated in countless self-help books, couples therapy workshops, and by pretty much everyone named Dr. “Something” on TV. Trust can be established or broken in many ways, and working on regaining trust can be a long process in inter-personal relationships.  Unfortunately, when it comes to interaction with websites, visitors rarely give them a second chance at repairing trust. If you blow it once, that’s it, bye-bye, do not pass go, do not collect $200.So, how do we evaluate trust in a website we’re visiting? At what…
  • The Top 7 Conversion Optimization Trends for 2015

    Chris Goward
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:12 pm
    What will be the most important changes in your business next year?Have you thought about it?At the end of each year the WiderFunnel team, including the other blog contributors, and I like to reflect on the previous year, gain insights from the successes and failures, and anticipate what may happen in the next 52 weeks.Fortunately, I can report that last year was great at WiderFunnel. We brought on a record number of new clients, ran more tests per client and, most importantly, produced the highest conversion rate lifts, ROI and revenue for our clients.With Conversion Optimization now…
  • Why Retailers Should Stop Copying

    Claire Vignon
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am is a popular reference in the e-commerce industry, and for a good reason. Amazon tests every change on its site and never settles for anything less than high converting design and UX.I love Amazon for driving awareness and curiosity around A/B testing. However, I’m sometimes frustrated when Amazon lures my clients into thinking that everything it does should be implemented on their own website.A few days ago, a client of WiderFunnel’s wanted to increase the size of the cart in their header. Why? Because Amazon does it.It might be a valid hypothesis. If there is one website…
  • Introducing our New Blog Contributors

    Chris Goward
    30 Nov 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Perspective is everything.And today I’m proud to say WiderFunnel has more perspective than ever before in our client strategy.Back when we started, in 2007, I was all by my lonesome in creating optimization plans for our clients. Now, we are a team – much smarter than me alone – delivering amazing results and insights.Three of these team members are bursting with ideas to share with you, and we’ve now opened up the blog to hear their perspectives.On top of that, as more and more companies with high-traffic websites have added Conversions Optimization to their core…
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  • The Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Handbook — 201+ Resources, Tips, Guides & Tools

    Mahesh Mohan
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:17 am
    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is evolving. And the good thing is… you no longer need a ton of backlinks to rank higher on search engines. In fact, all the Google algorithmic updates that happened over the past several years were to filter out low-quality websites. For instance, there was an algorithmic update to penalize content farms and websites that were engaged in spamming. And there was another update to penalize web pages with slow loading speed or one with lot of ads. Here is a comprehensive list of SEO resources that I have collected over the past several years. I have…
  • How I Increased My Organic Traffic By 500% In 10 Months (And Doubled Them In A Year)

    Mahesh Mohan
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    Blogging is one of the most powerful modern marketing medium out there. The only problem is — you cannot expect overnight success. Why? Because it’s a marathon and not just a sprint! So, always go term! “I’ve worked in marketing since 1987 and nothing I have used, studied or witnessed, comes close to the marketing power of an effective blog. Period.” — Jim Connolly When I compiled the blog marketing resources I mentioned that I do not have a blog promotion strategy. Still, I wanted to share my blogging strategy with you and realized that it’s…
  • 12 Blog Marketing Resources To Promote Your Blog (Plus 21 Quick Tips To Increase Traffic)

    Mahesh Mohan
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:36 am
    My blogging strategy is pretty simple. When I publish a blog post I just ask myself whether it solves some or any problem, or is it literally “just another blog post” on the blogosphere. And I try to make sure that each blog post of mine targets different audience (by focusing on different long tail keywords). That’s why I do not have multiple blog posts covering the same topic over and over. Read: Why 365 Blog Posts (Or Less) Is All You Need To Become A Great Blogger Also, I rarely do content promotion or link building because as an “on-page guy” I spend most…
  • Over 71 Gmail Tips & Tricks To Make You A “Gmail Ninja”

    Mahesh Mohan
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:35 am
    Gmail is perhaps the web’s favorite email service with over 500 million users. And I started using Gmail ever since they launched the service, back in 2004 and became very much obsessed with it. So today, I’m sharing over 71 Gmail tips and tricks (including some less known features, secrets, and settings) to enhance your Google Mail experience. I’m sure it might take a while for you to read through and get to the end. But once you do, there will be no looking back. You will change the way you used Gmail.All for the better. Guaranteed! Gmail Tips & Tricks — Click…
  • vs. The Ultimate Comparison With Pros & Cons

    Mahesh Mohan
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:12 am
    WordPress is web’s favorite blogging platform. It’s a software that lets you create, manage and publish your content seamlessly. That’s why over 20% of web or almost 50% of all blogs are powered by WordPress. So, What exactly is WordPress? WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. WordPress was started as a blogging system, but it has evolved a lot to become a full content management system (CMS). It’s limited only…
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    Online Free Tools

  • Four free Microsoft Word alternatives you can use today

    Kamran Khan
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    Many of us generally believe that the use of Microsoft Word has become such a routine that we are simply locked on to it. The software and brand have got such a perception, that it makes people think there is no replacement for it. As if there was no Microsoft Word, the things that are dependent on it would cease to exist. Such dependability is what makes the company continue to evolve and keep
  • Rankaware: Free Keyword Rank Checker ( Monitor SERPs Quickly)

    Kamran Khan
    7 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    Before I start talking about the benefits of Rankware, I'd like to say, previously I've been using Cuterank to check my keyword positions in Google. Yeap! that one is free too, however It was getting stuck when I was exiting the program after checking the rankings. A week ago, I saw a post on facebook asking for a free rank checker, and seen Rankaware, first I thought it will would support
  • Five Best Sites to Learn a Foreign Language.

    Kamran Khan
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Once you've decided to learn a foreign language you begin to search for necessary tools that will help you to study. Today we have lots of them: electronic books, different websites, applications, translators and special communities adding in study online. A huge variety of such resources and tools causes difficulties as a learner has to spend hours googling and looking for an appropriate
  • How To Recover All lost Data From iPhone/iPad/iPad Easily And Quickly

    Kamran Khan
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:09 am
    Among many, one big headache is losing data from your smart phone, having hope is always positive, and here’s a good news, What if I tell you, you can recover them with a software, which is free to download. If you’ve an idevice, means an iphone, ipod or an ipad and have lost all of your important data such as iPhone text message recovery, contacts, media (images, videos), notes, etc. Either
  • 5 Less Known Resume Tips For Effective Profiling Techniques

    Kamran Khan
    6 Feb 2015 | 3:49 am
    Writing a resume is not an easy task, it requires a focus and thorough planning, keeping in mind the jobs you wish to apply for. However, writing a great resume does not mean, you have to be an expert writer who holds numerous publications. All it requires is a vision, a plan and a milestone with some common sense. Writing a resume might be helpful if you take tips and expert opinion from
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    SEO and Digital Marketing Blog - Blogginluv » SEO and Digital Marketing Blog - Blogginluv

  • Why your traffic are not converting into customers

    Ali Akbar
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:44 pm
    "The money is in the list”. No hesitation.... You have possibly heard that saying many times before and if you’re brand new to marketing products and services on the internet, inevitability I can tell you that it is absolutely true. But the major misconception most people have about building a list of subscribers is that just having a list of people that you can access anytime you want does mean that they will buy from you right away or at all. The major problem that many marketers encounter when it comes to making money from their list is that they are not ready giving their subscribers…
  • Boosting Your E-commerce Platform with Facebook by Edward Azorbo

    Ali Akbar
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    If you are trying to figure out how you can sell a hundred items of your newest product within 24 hours, maybe you should shift your focus from a diffuse online marketing approach to a more specific modus operandi. Edward Azorbo is an expert in online marketing and he will give you one advice—focus your social activity on your Facebook store and sell the target number of items in record time. An overview of Facebook stores as an e-commerce platform Facebook currently has 1.19 billion monthly active users. Facebook Shop provides online merchants the chance to access a huge and diverse pool…
  • Bluehost – Best Hosting Company with Highest Discounts

    Ali Akbar
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    As the time passes we get to a certain time period where the best financial provider is making money online with a website or a blog. Some people use the internet wisely to achieve all their goals in life and the one goal that will common is making money. Currently the best way to make fast money is by the internet and starting with your own website is the best thing to do first. To start a website the first thing you should need is a quality hosting server that can support all of your needs and wishes and that is the reason why you are reading this post. Some of you who have stared a website…
  • Managing Your Marketing Tasks

    Ali Akbar
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    I had a hundred tasks to do, and with my boss breathing down the back of my neck, I knew that I wouldn't be given a second chance. Of all the marketing tasks that I had, the ones I found most time consuming were the ones I least expected them to take any time at all. Managing my marketing tasks was a task in itself and a quite big one... I knew that there were tasks that I was behind schedule, some tasks that needed to be completed yesterday. With those I could deal. There were reasons for those marketing tasks being late. Either we were still waiting for an price negotiations to end between…
  • Online Marketing for Limo Services

    Ali Akbar
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:22 am
    From placing ads on yellow pages to marketing on the Internet, marketing of limousine service has come a long way. New territories of marketing means as an owner of a limousine service you need experts who specialize in this new-age type of marketing. For if you fail to connect to your customers on a regular basis, slowly, but surely, your business will drop, and with it your reputation as a top-class limousine service provider. Aligning yourself with expert online marketers offer many other advantages as well, the most important being the ability to reach more customers. With a larger…
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  • Twitter Forum Member Conversion Guide

    Shawn Gossman
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
      When you put your forum on Twitter, you probably hope for a successful Twitter forum member conversion to happen, right?   Go surf around on the various admin and webmaster forums on the internet and you will notice a lot of forum owners griping about not having much luck with Twitter forum member conversion success rates. The problem that often exists is issues with commitment and patience. If you won’t spend time and be patient about Twitter forum member conversion, I can tell you now that it isn’t going to be that successful for you. It is also going to depend on the niche…
  • Forum Premium Membership Income – Earning Forum Income 31 Ways for 31 Days

    Shawn Gossman
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Are you earning forum premium membership income as of yet?   Forum premium membership income is probably one of the oldest methods of earning income on a message forum. Many forum owners like you are still earning a substantial amount of forum premium membership income from their communities. Are you earning forum premium membership income on your community, yet? If you said no – you should be earning! But just take into consideration that earning forum premium membership income have evolved through the years and older methods of having a premium membership are so outdated that failure…
  • Forum Event Sponsor Income – Earning Forum Income 31 Ways for 31 Days

    Shawn Gossman
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Have you earned forum event sponsor income on your community yet?   Forum event sponsor income is the type of income you earn from companies and sponsors who help to host events on your message forum. Now understand that forum event sponsor income might not always been monetary income. Some forms of forum event sponsor income could be free prizes donated for a contest or something similar to that. However, if you are saving money with forum event sponsor income – then you are really making money. Keep reading this article to learn more about forum event sponsor income earning…
  • Forum Review Income – Earning Forum Income 31 Ways for 31 Days

    Shawn Gossman
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Have you ever earned forum review income before?   Forum review income is when you review a product on your message forum and earn forum review income in the process. Many bloggers earn income from paid reviews and are successful when these types of profiting system – so why can’t forum owners like you also earn from forum review income tactics as well? In this article, we will explore different tactics on earning forum review income with your online message forum community…   Photo by Jacksons   Earn Forum Review Income by Staying Positive When it comes to your tactics…
  • Forum RSS Feed Income – Earning Forum Income 31 Ways for 31 Days

    Shawn Gossman
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Are you earning forum RSS feed income on your forum yet?   Forum RSS feed income is a great way to start earning a forum income. The idea is what you show affiliate products through the use of RSS feeds and then you earn forum RSS feed income in the process. Not only will you be earning forum RSS feed income, but the RSS features on your forum will help to change your content up frequently. That sort of change is good for search engine optimization because it will give your forum new content for search engines like Google and Bing to index. Continue reading this article if you want to…
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  • The Top 11 Affiliate Marketing Forums How to Approach

    Swapan Chandra Sutradhar
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:06 am
    Why affiliate marketing forums are popular and powerful social media for the affiliate marketers? The Reasons are many and clearly associated with the business interest of product knowledge, networking,  branding, getting expertise, strategically-acquiring, boosting own knowledge base, mentoring, building relationship and above all increasing conversion rates. Affiliate Forums: Get your rich drinks in the needy passionate summers Affiliate forums are the area, whereas maximum conversations are being happened to ask and replying to the questions regarding affiliate marketing business. You…
  • Top 30 Affiliate Marketing Blogs Every Starter Should Learn

    Swapan Chandra Sutradhar
    21 Feb 2015 | 1:13 pm
    What is your affiliate marketing daily learning calendar? If you are getting big obstacles from affiliate marketing challenges, every month  you might schedule your 30 days visiting 30 successful celebrity affiliate marketing blogs to change your life. Why? Affiliate Marketing Blogs: Fly with the sky kissers! You might know that affiliate marketing is a place for the epic tellers and strategic marketers. Most perhaps you are striving to achieve these qualities around your niche. But, how your startup could be run through a unique style of telling the passive stories about your product that…
  • Top 35 Hurdles of The Affiliate Marketing Challenges for Starters

    Swapan Chandra Sutradhar
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:06 am
    Affiliate marketing is a small business passionate effort of the web marketing that enables you to earn commission on the successful sales (or attempt to sales) of the merchants’ products and services. Affiliate Marketing Challenges Now the days the mentors or bloggers used to high-light this industry to the potential starters as a big cash mine. Most perhaps, that’s the big reason newbies have been fascinated to this web marketing sector to start the journey of taking the million dollar opportunity. Well, but the question, are you scalable to discover you as a potential in affiliate…
  • The FAQ on Basics of Email Marketing Best Practices

    Swapan Chandra Sutradhar
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Email Marketing is a powerful opportunity and first priority for the sagacious marketers, which enables speedy outcome and satisfactory return that saves money and time as well. From a single dollar investment, it provides 43 times more return (ROI $ 43.63, according to Power Of Direct Marketing Report 2009).  That’s why, in terms of email marketing best practices, every new entrepreneur, want-a-preneur, business starter, startup maker, new affiliate marketer, potential freelancer and marketing manager should know the basic elements, definitions, type, reasons, techniques of email…
  • The Easy Ways How To Drive Traffic From Twitter On Your Blog

    Swapan Chandra Sutradhar
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Why use Twitter? You might say ‘why not’! World’s largest real time traffic mine is located on the Twitter. Daily over 500 million audiences are appearing, connecting, sharing, chatting, teaching, learning, networking, entertaining and problem-solving in the twitter for: It’s pretty sweet how to drive traffic from Twitter (Image Credit: Pixabay) Getting human resource available Marketing their products and blog at silly or zero cost Learning skillful lessons in purposive progress Practicing creative micro blog Sucking the innovation of business Enjoying the business benefits…
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  • The Right Content for Your Email Marketing

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:31 am
    Email marketing may include sending email advertisements to a large distribution list, publishing and distributing an e-newsletter and sending informative emails with a soft sell approach to encourage recipients to […]
  • When Email Marketing Is Not Enough

    14 Mar 2015 | 10:49 pm
    If you have already entered the world of email marketing you likely already realize the potential this type of marketing has to offer. However, you also likely realize it is […]
  • When Email Marketing Does Not Work

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Whether you are already involved in an email marketing campaign or are simply considering the possibility of launching an email marketing campaign it is important to note that email marketing […]
  • The 3 Things To Avoid When Emailing Your List

    15 Feb 2015 | 9:34 pm
    When you decide to have an opt-in list, it is not just a matter of sending your subscribers your promotional newsletters or catalogs. There are many things to consider in […]
  • Reaching Your Target Audience When Email Marketing

    1 Feb 2015 | 5:04 am
    In theory email marketing is not any different than other types of marketing. This means the basic principles of marketing apply to your email marketing efforts as well. One of […]
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    Digital Information World

  • How To Make Social Content More Shareable - #infographic

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:30 pm
    The main reason people fail at social media is they misunderstand how to communicate over a medium that’s meant for human interaction. Instead of engaging with a community of people, many marketers will push content out for potential customers and fail to see the social network as an opportunity for pull marketing. The more you can view people out in the world as separate individuals with different personalities, rather than grouping everyone together as a singular audience, the easier it will be to think of creative ways to generate organic shareable content on your social media sites.Read…
  • 5 Misconceptions About Marketing A Business On Pinterest - #socialmedia

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:43 pm
    This is a guest post by Monique Craig.Pinterest isn't a brand new social network. It's been driving some really impressive web traffic recently, but many marketers are still in the dark as to its potential for branding. Pinterest is a unique social network that goes by its own rules of engagement and user dynamics. Brands risk damaging their reputation through a misguided use of Pinterest. Here are five most persistent marketing misconceptions about this increasingly popular social network.
  • #SocialMediaMarketing: 7 Tips To Turn You Into A Twitter Pro - #infographic

    29 Mar 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Are you leveraging twitter to promote your small business, products or services?“Twitter is a great tool for marketing, but are you getting the most out of your profile? This infographic (produced by Salesforce) will teach you key ways to optimize your Twitter profile (both for individuals and for brands), best practices for tweet structure, and how to increase engagement.”By adopting some of these tips you can become a more effective twitter user, increase your following, and grow awareness of your business or brand.
  • #Infographic: What Do Pinterest Users Look Like? - #socialmedia

    28 Mar 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Overall when compared to other social media sites, Pinterest users are more likely to purchase products from their most shared categories, reveals new data from ShareThis.ShareThis also found that:• Pinterest is a dominant platform for Home & Garden, Beauty & Fitness, Food & Drink, and Shopping related content.• Pinners are 5x more likely to pin from a smartphone.ShareThis said in introducing its data:Publishers and advertisers, especially those in Pinterest’s leading content categories, should leverage the social platform to present rich content geared toward the…
  • 6 Bad Digital Habits (And How To Stop Them) - #infographic

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As much as technology and the internet have benefited us, they've also created some really bad habits. Here are a few common ones (featured in the infographic below), and how you can kick them.Bad Email Etiquette:If you work in an office, bad email etiquette - such as requesting read receipts, or ignoring emails completely - can frustrate your colleagues.Email out of hours isn't helpful - try saving the message till the next day.Ping-ponging or rapid replies to office emails, is the most annoying habit according to a Kingston University study (2011).How to stop it: Keep email content…
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  • Siteground vs Bluehost – Which one is Right for your business?

    Salman Aslam
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Finding a great hosting provider for your WordPress site can be a daunting task. There are simply too many options to choose from. Luckily, at Omnicore Agency, we want to take some of the guesswork out of finding the right hosting provider for your site. We’ve taken a look and done a comparison of two popular hosting providers: SiteGround and Bluehost. We want to see which one comes out on top for offering the best value, best support, and best performance for a WordPress site. Here’s our rundown. SiteGround Hosting Billed as carefully tailored to meet your needs, SiteGround…
  • Best Professional and Entry-Level DSLR Cameras of 2015

    Salman Aslam
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    While we all might have cameras built into our phones, sometimes you just need a better camera. Bloggers of all types and skill levels agree that having the right digital camera can make all the difference in the experience they deliver to their readers. Not to mention, all types of blogging can benefit from having beautiful photos to accompany posts. Food bloggers, fashion bloggers, mom bloggers, sports bloggers, and every blogger type in between rely on DSLRs to go well beyond what’s already built into their laptops and smartphones. With the right camera (and the right photo editing…
  • The Definitive Guide to Blogger Outreach

    Salman Aslam
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Everyone wants to be known. Maybe you’re a small business that wants to connect with influencers in your community. Maybe you’re a life coach who wants to connect with people who you know you can inspire. Maybe you’ve made something amazing and you want it to sell. Whatever your reasons behind being known, it’s universally understood that getting found doesn’t just happen. It takes work, patience, and time – but it can go faster. That is why I’ve written for you: Blogger Outreach: The Definitive Guide. Reaching out to people who can share your story,…
  • The 10 Best Vlogging Cameras for 2015

    Salman Aslam
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Starting to video blog (vlog) takes more than just the built-in camera on your laptop. Sure, any basic built-in or standalone webcam will do the trick, but if you want production quality that’ll get noticed, you’ll need to invest in a standalone camera that can keep up with your content. There are plenty of great cameras for vlogging, but the team at Omnicore Agency put together their top list of camera recommendations. From action cams to DLSRs, there are plenty of options to suit your needs as a blogger, but just a few tips to get you started: DSLRs offer the best versatility…
  • 3 Reasons Why Dentists Should Use PPC

    Salman Aslam
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Small businesses, including dentist offices, are all competing for the attention of potential customers, both online and off. With searches on the rise, specifically for mobile, it’s more important than ever to be present within the search engine results page in order to get relevant customer traffic. Pay-per-click advertising campaigns (PPC) are one way for you to get found in the search engines without having to wait for the long-term impact of search engine optimization (SEO) work. Pay-per-click ads, wherein ads are placed on search engine results pages through an advertising network…
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    Foxtail Marketing

  • Why There’s No Guaranteed Formula for Content Creation

    Brandon Stauffer
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Content creation means nothing if it’s not backed by substance. You should always aim for quality over quantity in your content strategy. In this article, we’ll take a look at where businesses go wrong in their content marketing campaigns. First of all, let’s get one thing straight. There’s no such thing as a content formula which will guarantee you success. You can write 20 blogs a week, but it won’t amount to anything if the quality is low. Your goal shouldn’t be a specific number or rate. Instead, your focus should be on writing quality content that…
  • 3 Strategies for Better Online Marketing

    Sara Davis
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    There is no shortage of online marketing strategies. In order to make sure that what your company is doing is effective is vital to reaching your target market. Here we discuss three tips for improving any marketing strategy: Make Sure You Are Mobile Friendly The vast majority of people today have a smartphone and that means they will probably be mobile browsing. Make sure your website is not only optimized for computer users, but also mobile users. Ensure that everything fits perfectly and can be read easily from a smartphone. You don’t want to drive away potential customers just because…
  • Content Marketing Without the Clutter

    Chad S. Sloan
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    A cornerstone of your marketing strategy should be focused on content creation. The goal of your content creation should not be to flood your advertising channels with superfluous and unnecessary information. Catch the attention of your target market, keep the messaging short, and make it stick. Cut the clutter It’s easy to fall into the trap that you need to post material constantly. A good rule of thumb to avoid cluttering up your advertising channels, and to keep customers interested is the following: Only post if your team feels you actually have something valuable to say,…
  • 3 Big Reasons Every Business Needs Content Creation

    Kevin McFadyen
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    You may have heard about the power of content creation from other professionals and now you are wondering what it could do for you. There are many benefits of integrating this form of communication into your marketing strategy. This post will discuss three big reasons why you need it. It Establishes You as an Expert Thought Leader The purpose of content creation is to attract more people to your brand. A big part of what brings people in is having a regular output of material that the public finds useful and thought-provoking. You can use content creation to establish yourself as an expert…
  • Thought Leadership Brings Business

    Darren Faber
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    You might have heard of something called thought leadership. But what is it? You can think of it as being an authority or the expert about a certain subject or topic. But why is it important to have thought leadership in business? Being a thought leader in your field will make your business more attractive to others. It can provide the edge you need to beat out your competitors. Thought leadership help you be more attractive in three ways. Accessibility Thought Leadership increases your accessibility. If potential clients have a question about something that your business specializes in,…
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  • The Foundational Framework of Internet Marketing – Lesson 7

    Eyram Hlortsi
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    This lesson, will focus on the building blocks of internet marketing and show you how to earn money online. Notice that I used the phrase EARN MONEY ONLINE. I used the word EARN on purpose to drive the point home that, you must work before you can make money online. […] The post The Foundational Framework of Internet Marketing – Lesson 7 appeared first on
  • Lesson 6 -What You Need to Start Making Money Online

    Eyram Hlortsi
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:43 am
    In this lesson, I will share with you the BASIC things you need to start making money online. As we go on, we will discuss other tools you need to build a successful online business based on the online income business model this lesson will focus on. The Basic Things […] The post Lesson 6 -What You Need to Start Making Money Online appeared first on
  • Linda Ikeji Blog | Before You Read Linda Ikeji Blog

    Eyram Hlortsi
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Linda Ikeji blog is the most popular blog in Nigeria. But should you also read the Linda Ikeji blog? How does Linda Ikeji’s blog affect you? Before you can get a full scoop of how her blog affects you and whether you should read it or not, you need to […] The post Linda Ikeji Blog | Before You Read Linda Ikeji Blog appeared first on
  • Lesson 4 – It Begins with You

    Eyram Hlortsi
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:33 am
    Your journey to make money online begins with you. Let me ask you a question. Have you ever paid for anything over the internet? Have you ever made a decision based on information you gathered online. Why did you make such a decision? You can satisfactorily know how to leverage […] The post Lesson 4 – It Begins with You appeared first on
  • Online Business – Dont Believe Them

    Eyram Hlortsi
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Don’t believe them. Not everybody should start an online business. EVEN YOU should probably not start a business online. Oh yes! I mean it. If I told you everyone could build an online business successfully, that would be a big lie. Some people are better off working for other people […] The post Online Business – Dont Believe Them appeared first on
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    Overit Blog

  • How Can Analytics Better Inform Content? (#CZLNY)

    Janae DeRusso
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    As we know, content has become modern marketing’s fuel. Along the way, a lot of technology has come along – content production tools, workflow tools, distribution tools, and analytics and attribution tools (not to mention the many social channels themselves). But… 63% of B2C and 61% of B2B marketers don’t think their content is effective (all stats from Content Marketing Institute/MarketingProfs 2015 B2C/B2B Marketing Trends). The reality is that most content is failing. We don’t think this – we know it. TrackMaven tracks the success of thousands and thousands…
  • Cutting Through the B2B Bulls*** (#CZLNY)

    Janae DeRusso
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    How do you develop a message that your customers will listen to? That’s the question Craig Coffey, marketing communications manager of Lincoln Electric, is answering today. In his job, he gets to make welding (and welding equipment) cool. He makes people interested in taking up welding as a hobby and a career. Because “welding is f*cking cool.” And people are really passionate about it. So, how do you get people interested in your (maybe not so obviously exciting) topic? Craig shows us a spec sheet. The 5th bullet of features...Continue reading Cutting Through the B2B…
  • The Four Laws of Content (in the New Content Economy) #CZLNY

    Janae DeRusso
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Content isn’t new. The media is what has changed. Content has had to morph to fit new environments. Laura Henderson of Mondelez International introduces us to a brand content spectrum, with “Message-Led” at one end (the traditional promotional messaging we’re used to) and “Context-led” at the other, which we’re seeing more and more of, with real-time marketing and reactive content (llamas on the run, anyone?). Attention is the new currency. We’re consuming more and more media every day. And our attention is shrinking. The average intention…
  • The Power of Persuasion: Using Buyer Personas to Increase Relevance (#CZLNY)

    Janae DeRusso
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    Search is traffic. We need traffic. But what’s better? More traffic? Better traffic? Both? Confused yet? Grant Simmons, vice president of search marketing at, wants us to define “better.” Personas are a tool to help in strategy development, tactical execution and measurement of outcomes. They help us inform who we want to reach – and who we want paying attention to our brands. Personas are dummy users who represent hypothetical groups of people our business wants to reach. We create personas that are: Defined by their goals Delineated by their…
  • Ultimate Engagement: The Power of Data-Driven Storytelling (#CZLNY)

    Janae DeRusso
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:41 am
    ClickZ New York’s opening keynote started the morning off well. Now, my pick for sessions today is “Ultimate Engagement: The Power of Data-Driven Storytelling,” with Dr. Jon Roberts of With a PhD in theoretical high energy physics and previous studies in dark matter, I’m pretty intrigued to hear about his transition to being the director of data sciences for’s content. The first question he had to answer at – “Why did we hire a dark matter physicist?” Physics is all about predicting the future from messy,…
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    The Clix Group

  • 14 Reasons Why You Don’t Succeed In Digital Marketing

    Jared Lender
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Digital Marketing is not something most small business owners take the time learn about. In fact, I think most business owners either take marketing online for granted or almost completely ignore it altogether. Google actually reports “four out of five people use search engines to find local information, like business hours and addresses… Yet only 37 percent of businesses have claimed a local business listing on a search engine.” On the other hand, if you are giving online marketing a solid go and you’ve come to a stall… here are a few tips to get you online strategy humming…
  • Facebook Update Connected to a Decrease in Page Likes

    Sammi Seligsohn
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Making Facebook Page Likes More Meaningful Recently, Facebook made an update to ensure all data throughout the platform is consistent and up-to-date to make audience data more relevant and meaningful for Business pages. Facebook is removing all memorialized and voluntarily deactivated accounts from all Pages’ like counts, so be prepared to see a drop in Page likes. There are two major benefits to removing these types of accounts: Business Results and Consistency. Business Results Removing inactive accounts from Business Page audience data will provide your business accurate insights…
  • Farewell, Internet Explorer

    Robert Graves
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    After years and years of enduring a reputation of being the slowest, least secure, and ugliest web browser in common use, Microsoft has finally decided to scrap Internet Explorer and start over. First appearing for Windows 95, using IE has been a staple for PC users born at least 20 years ago. Joys were few, frustrations were many, but there it was all the same. Ready to download Firefox or Chrome after a Windows reinstallation. Bravely updating Windows XP because it was the only browser that could. Resolutely asking whether we are really sure that we don’t want it to be our default…
  • 3 Common SEO Myths

    Jared Lender
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:48 am
    SEO How Search Engine Optimizers (SEOs) actually optimize their websites is usually a closely guarded secret. This level of mystery and the technical nature of web development in general are the main reasons why most people don’t understand what goes into actively optimizing a website for search traffic. Still, we all tend to know something about SEO. The problem is that many times, what we think about SEO is either outdated or pretty far from the truth. If it’s been a while since you’ve last looked into it, you will probably recognize these 3 common myths surrounding SEO:…
  • Adios Google Helpouts

    Sammi Seligsohn
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
    Prepare for another Google feature to disappear towards the end of April 2015. Although Google Helpouts are a benefit to users and the experts providing the advice, there was not enough traffic to warrant it and keep the feature alive. The idea behind Google Helpouts was to leverage Google’s Identity tools, online video services and others to provide users a wide range of help and advice on various topics. There were hopes of this feature taking off in the medical community where patients could consult their doctor, nurses, and even veterinarians. Will the new health feature provide…
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    Heroic Search

  • How to Use HARO to Earn Valuable Mentions and Links

    Jared Carrizales
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    A few months ago I gave a presentation about integrating press into SEO campaigns, specifically how to use HARO and how it could be used efficiently by small businesses. Since then I’ve heard a lot of stories from people (including a lot of agencies, to my surprise) who have had significant difficulties getting picked up through HARO. Between our clients and our […] The post How to Use HARO to Earn Valuable Mentions and Links appeared first on Heroic Search.
  • What Does Psychology Have to Do with Creating Engaging Headlines?

    Kali Hawlk
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:03 pm
    According to Copyblogger, 8 of 10 people read your headline. But only 2 out of 10 will continue on and read the rest of your content. Headlines matter. And most of us know this. That’s why there are countless articles and copywriting how-tos that explain what words work, which don’t, and how you can use […] The post What Does Psychology Have to Do with Creating Engaging Headlines? appeared first on Heroic Search.
  • Bring on the designs! I’ll Be A Judge In Jotform’s Web Form Design Awards

    Jared Carrizales
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    Calling all designers, marketers, and creative peeps! Jotform, the versatile WYSIWYG form builder, is putting on a competition that will make you salivate. From now until December 4th you can submit your form designs using their Form Designer for a chance to win $7500. I’m lucky enough to be a judge for the contest, and I can’t […] The post Bring on the designs! I’ll Be A Judge In Jotform’s Web Form Design Awards appeared first on Heroic Search.
  • Which Social Media Monitoring Dashboard Is Right for You?

    Kali Hawlk
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    There are a number of social media management tools out there. While many dashboards contain similar features or functions, each trends toward serving a particular market and set of needs in a niche. There are three main platforms to use: Hootsuite, Buffer, and Sprout Social. Let’s take a look at the features, benefits, pros, and […] The post Which Social Media Monitoring Dashboard Is Right for You? appeared first on Heroic Search.
  • Proving ROI – A Collection of Posts, Case Studies, Tools, and Templates for Marketers

    Jared Carrizales
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    Working in the SEO industry in 2014 means something totally different than it did in 2010. Return on investment is at the forefront of everyone’s mind (as it should be), client and practitioner alike. This means that as we help clients in all kinds of industries, we need to make sure to do a good job of […] The post Proving ROI – A Collection of Posts, Case Studies, Tools, and Templates for Marketers appeared first on Heroic Search.
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  • Building Your Email List via Facebook Contests

    9 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    Email marketing is and will remain huge for years to come. So recently, when I had the opportunity to work on a social media marketing push for, I pitched the idea of a social giveaway that would result in email collection for future marketing initiatives. On average, companies are attributing 23% of their total sales to the email marketing channel, compared to 18% in 2013 econsultancy With Facebook as their primary social presence it made sense to try to leverage that audience instead of pursuing other platforms. I’ve done contests in the past the were very well targeted…
  • Old Business Affiliations Die Hard.

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

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

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

    1 Apr 2014 | 12:24 am
    fCommerce! No this is not a communist or socialist post about me being pissed off about eCommerce rather this is about Facebook and its massive ambitions to be a global leader in the online scene. Circa 2011 I was working on an online eCommerce project. I was on a mission to find an “out of the box” eCommerce solutions and that’s when I first heard about Facebook stores. At the time it was the consensus within a large majority of the marketing community that Facebook stores were the dumbest idea ever and it would never work. I was right in between the believers and skeptics,…
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    SEO, SEM, SMO, SMM, Digital Marketing, Adsense Optimization, Marketing ROI, Technical Writing Tips

  • Search Engine Marketing Services - Choose Best PPC Management Company to Advertise Online

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    What is PPC?PPC is abbreviated as Pay Per Click, It is an online internet advertising model in which advertisers have to pay money for each time whenever user clicks on their ad. What is Google AdWords for PPC?Google AdWords is one of the best online advertising platform for Pay Per Click, in short PPC. In this Google AdWords advertising platform, the advertisers (those want to promote their products or services) will create the relevant advertisements (ads or ad copies). The advertiser creates the ads about their business products, services or online links etc. and these ads will displays in…
  • Off-Page Organic Search Engine Optimization Techniques - Be Ethical Friend to Search Engines

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    Ways to Make your Website, an Organic SEO Friend to Search EnginesThere are 3 well-known ways to become a seo friend with organic search engine optimisation with yours website. These 3 ways are essential for yours any website live with relevant web content and organic seo promotion strategy. The 3 ways to become a long term organic friend to your target search engines are 1) On-page seo 2)Off-page seo and 3) Technical seo optimisation techniques. These 3 ways are must for any website niche from Health websites to Wealth websites.On-page Optimisation for Organic SEOAfter launching the website…
  • Website Search Engine Optimization Tips - Organic On-Page SEO Techniques

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    How to Make your Website, a Friend to Search EnginesWebsite Organic Search Engine Optimization is still highly searching keywordin SEO optimization and web marketing niche. Website Organic Search Engine Optimization is playing crucial role in ethical seo solutions and organic seo company services. Are you searching for how to design, development and how to make yours website as a desirable natural search engine optimisation friend to target search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing, Yandex, Baidu etc.Organic SEO - Way to Get Success with WebsiteEffective Website Search Engine Optimization…
  • Learn From Google Panda - How to Build a Quality Website Design Content Links SEO

    17 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    User Experience Optimisation is currently playing key role in website optimization and organic seo. The old word "Content is King" is being replaced with "User is King Content is Kingdom". User Experience is a ranking factor for a webpage optimised for both search engines and human visitors. Google Pand, a Content algorithm known as On-page seo algorithm works on website design, content qualityness, navigation experience and user engagement etc. webpage features.Learn Webdesign and SEO, Content Writing Lessons from  Google Panda Algorithm From 2013 and 2014 onwards Google panda is become…
  • Video Blogging - Video Marketing, a Latest SEO Optimization Marketing

    10 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    Video Blogging, a New SEO Activity Trend; Video Marketing, Is it yours latest SEO Optimization Marketing strategy?Online Video Websites are Promote your Business Video marketing and Video blogging are evergreen trends in web marketing with personalised user engagement optimization. The reach of target customers with peronalised business message is become very easy with online video blogs. Online videos are one of the best marketing tools for business promotion and advertising, branding, industry authority, etc. Organic search enine optimization search traffic and referral traffic are…
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  • Will Google Penalize Your Site for Not Being Mobile Friendly?

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:33 pm
    It’s been a rumor for quite some time now that Google is going to start penalizing sites that are not mobile friendly. Techies around that globe have been warning their clients, some listened and others felt like it was some type of trick to sell more website design services. So is there any truth to this? Google will be launching a new algorithm update that will impact sites without mobile capabilities in a major way! According to the announcement posted on February 26, 2015 on its Webmaster Central blog, Google said: “Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use ……
  • 4 Free Image Editing Software Tools

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:42 am
    Having an appealing website also means have inviting graphics or images. I do a lot of WordPress training workshops and one of the most often requests is for free image editing software. Most of the people attending my workshops are not designers nor do they want to be; they are simply wanting to learn how to manage their own website. And for this reason, they don’t want to invest in expensive image editing software knowing that it will not be used that often. Here is a list of 4 free image editing tools that are currently available. 1. Pixlr Editor … Continue reading →
  • Cranking Your Content up to 11

    Ivan Serrano
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:06 pm
    You’ve finally decided to act on that idea you’ve been mulling over for months, and started your own start-up. Maybe you’re still in your best friends’ garage, or maybe you’ve moved on, and you’ve bought your own office space, or factory, or manufacturing company. Whatever it is, your idea is new, solid and out there to change things. And you know it. But in spite of all the energy you’ve thrown into this new company, it just isn’t getting the sort of coverage you hoped for, even after you spent a lot of time – and money – building an…
  • Mobile Design for the Modern Business

    Ivan Serrano
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    When the mobile phone was first developed back in the late 1980’s, it was the size of a brick and weighed about as much; it was the invention of the century, or decade, at least. High-paying customers stood in long lines to marvel over the new technology, buying the phones just so they could make a call without being connected to any sort of wire. The invention spread like wildfire – and developed just as fast. With a few years,  mobile phones were able to entertain, with games offered like handheld pinball machines, as well as become more useful, with … Continue reading…
  • A Wake-up Call for Your Service Based Business

    31 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    The new year is right around the corner and once again you have promised yourself that this year will be different. This will be the year that you hit or exceed your business goals. Your service based business is going to be a huge success and nothing will get in your way. Well, I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news but for many of us, this resolution will not come to fruition. We go into the new year with great intentions and some of us even go the distance in terms of planning and working hard. The truth is that … Continue reading →
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  • Featured Chart: Aliexpress Display Traffic

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    At SimilarWeb we’re all about data. Especially when it comes to deriving actionable insights from said data – something that we’re especially proud of providing to our clients. Our data gives marketers, researchers, journalists and analysts the tools they need for insights to make better business decisions.   To celebrate the beauty of data, we’ve come up with a new blog post feature that we’re going to be highlighting every week. It’s our featured chart, which will illustrate firsthand how … Continue reading →
  • Discovering Spring Break Hotspots with Popular Pages

    Pavel Tuchinsky
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:33 am
      It’s spring! A time of renewal, of change, of flowers blooming and birds chirping…a time when university and high school students begin their yearly pilgrimage to someplace warm, preferably away from the watchful eyes of their guardians.   That’s right, spring break is just around the corner, and university students the world over are rushing to buy tickets to the next hottest vacation destination for like-minded youth.   We used SimilarWeb to explore popular student travel websites, to find … Continue reading →
  • Infographic: The State of Search Marketing 2015

    Natalie Halimi
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:59 am
      Regardless of what traffic channel online marketers choose to focus their efforts on, Search traffic is undoubtedly one of the most important  (and some would say, the most important, with over 90% of internet experiences starting with search…and 100 global searches being conducted each month!)   Where is all the search traffic coming from, and where is it going? How does desktop traffic measure up to mobile? What’s working better, PPC or SEO?   To answer all of these … Continue reading →
  • So Far So Good: SimilarWeb’s Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015

    Lauren Meir
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:59 am
      So far 2015 is off to a great start at SimilarWeb. We’ve had some major accomplishments – most notably our now infamous app engagement feature, which gives you the true value of any app by measuring actual usage patterns.   But that’s not all. In the past few months we’ve been posting a lot about how to optimize your marketing strategy with data. And in this bi-monthly round up of our most popular blog posts, we’ve discovered that what … Continue reading →
  • The 25 Most Used Paid Android Apps Keeping Users Engaged in the UK

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Here at SimilarWeb we’re all about usage patterns, because they reveal the true value of any app by measuring user behavior. That’s why we’ve been touting the release of our App Engagement feature in several blog posts, including our lists on the top used apps in the US. Why are these lists so important for app developers and marketers? Knowing which apps are keeping users is only half the battle. By reviewing the most used apps (free and paid) by … Continue reading →
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  • Friday Catch-Up: Twitter Partnerships, Google Launches and More

    Lena Ruchko
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    We are no stranger to how good the word ‘Weekend’ sounds at the end of a long and tiring week, but you know what sounds even better? Friday! The internet world has recently been advancing so fast that it has … Continue reading → (Read more...) The post Friday Catch-Up: Twitter Partnerships, Google Launches and More appeared first on - Promodo Blog.
  • The Latest Trend in Ecommerce — Online Product Design Software.

    Lena Ruchko
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Being aware of new trends in your trade is an essential thing that will help you to promote your business and be one step ahead of the rivals. If you are an advertising agency or the company making promotional items … Continue reading → (Read more...) The post The Latest Trend in Ecommerce — Online Product Design Software. appeared first on - Promodo Blog.
  • Friday Catch-Up: News and New Beginnings

    Lena Ruchko
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    A big warm hug for surviving through the tediously long work week! Hello people and welcome to a brand new edition of Friday Catch-Up, our weekly ritual update that tells you all about what has been happening on the internet … Continue reading → (Read more...) The post Friday Catch-Up: News and New Beginnings appeared first on - Promodo Blog.
  • Webinar Announcement: “CS-Cart VS Magento: platforms best features, customization tips and marketing strategy for 2015”

    Lena Ruchko
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    If you run a Magento or CS-Cart based store or plan to launch it, you will certainly get new actionable tips at this webinar. On March 26th at 9 am PDT in cooperation with the web-development company Alt-Team, we will … Continue reading → (Read more...) The post Webinar Announcement: “CS-Cart VS Magento: platforms best features, customization tips and marketing strategy for 2015” appeared first on - Promodo Blog.
  • Friday Catch-Up: 2015 could be “The Year of Google”

    Lena Ruchko
    13 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Hey Everybody! Welcome to a brand new edition of your favorite weekly update; The Friday Catch-Up. We gather all the big news stories related to the internet marketing world and bring you the updates every week so that you can … Continue reading → (Read more...) The post Friday Catch-Up: 2015 could be “The Year of Google” appeared first on - Promodo Blog.
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  • 5 Take Aways from Social Media Marketing World 2015

    Bernie Borges
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:21 pm
    In my opinion, Social Media Marketing World has become one of the top three marketing conferences in the U.S. Approximately 2,500 people descended on the scenic city of San Diego for two-plus days of education, networking and entertainment. Following are my 5 key take aways from this amazing conference. The post 5 Take Aways from Social Media Marketing World 2015 appeared first on Find and Convert.
  • Google Mobile Search Draws Line in the Sand

    Bernie Borges
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    Marketers are all a-buzz about the announcement by Google that a new algorithm update to go live April 21, 2015 will favor mobile friendly websites in mobile search results. All B2B marketers should be prepared. Discover how. The post Google Mobile Search Draws Line in the Sand appeared first on Find and Convert.
  • Why Social Fluency Should Be Required in the C-Suite

    Bernie Borges
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Why have most CEOs mandated their marketing departments to use social, while they themselves have little or no social media presence at all? The post Why Social Fluency Should Be Required in the C-Suite appeared first on Find and Convert.
  • Social Selling Tips from the Pros

    Bernie Borges
    3 Feb 2015 | 3:34 am
    These social selling pros have packed a ton of actionable take-aways in these podcasts. What's your favorite take-away? The post Social Selling Tips from the Pros appeared first on Find and Convert.
  • Our Favorite Marketing Books, Blogs and Podcasts in January

    Carrie Gallagher
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:38 am
    What did you read and listen to in January? The Find and Convert team is revealing our favorite marketing, design, and even fishing blogs in this rundown - I guarantee you'll discover something new in this list! The post Our Favorite Marketing Books, Blogs and Podcasts in January appeared first on Find and Convert.
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  • Reputation Management: Building And Keeping A Great Reputation

    High Traffic Wealth Program
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:34 pm
    A good reputation in the business world is crucial. If you do not manage your customers positively, the word will spread. So, you’re going to learn a few ways here to help you get a good reputation that will get you more customers that are going to be loyal. Get more personable online. Posting social […]
  • Affiliate Marketing in 7 Days: Build Your Own Passive Income Stream in a Week

    High Traffic Wealth Program
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Affiliate Marketing in 7 Days: Build Your Own Passive Income Stream in a Week Do you yearn to be your own boss? This concise book outlines everything you need to know to construct an affiliate marketing site with WordPress within 7 days! List Price: $ 19.36 Price: $ 999.11 Up to 40% off Big Data […]
  • Boykin‘s Grand Session, Digital Marketing Space, Actionable Advice, And Google Updates

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Don?t miss Jim Boykin?s grand session including everything you need to know about Google Updates, link building and content marketing. Jim?s presentation is filled with actionable advice, examples, tools: Make sure to take lots of notes! Jim Boykin Up to 40% off Big Data BooksSave up to 40% on Select Big Data Big Analytics BooksExpires […]
  • Ryan Lee, SINGLE Biggest Way, Financial Issue Ryan, And Sideline Personal Training

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If you love the show, please leave a brief review on iTunes here. It is the SINGLE biggest way to support the podcast! Email me here when you do and each week I select one reviewer to receive a free 15 minute money consultation with me! ? To stream the interview click here. ? To […]
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    Up to 40% off Big Data BooksSave up to 40% on Select Big Data Big Analytics BooksExpires Apr 1, 201420 Kindle Books for $2 EachWhether your taste runs to mysteries, thrillers, romance, or science fiction, you'll find your next great read in this selection of Kindle books for only $2 apiece. Offer valid through March […]
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  • How to Get more Traffic to a Website Long Term

    David Trounce
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:07 pm
    I have been working on ways to build and boost traffic to websites for some years. Every other week I read of the latest techniques and tips for Boosting Traffic. Some good. Some of them are rubbish tactics that take business nowhere. Other strategies turn out to be long lasting Gems. Increasing Traffic, provided it […]
  • Using Pinterest to Build Traffic for Small Business

    David Trounce
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:05 am
    So, you’ve got your Pinterest account all set up with pretty pictures and boards. Now, what to do, what to do! How do you get those boards to boost and increase your website traffic? In this article I have rounded up the best minds on the subject of how you can increase traffic using Pinterest […]
  • Recovering First Page Google Rank after a Penalty

    David Trounce
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Can you recover your first page rankings in Google after a Google penalty caused by an algorithm update? The answer is yes, you can. While we can’t guarantee an outcome (not owning Google and all), we can take steps to put you in the best possible position to return to the first page of Google […]
  • Make Money Writing Product Reviews

    David Trounce
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:51 am
    Make money online and from your own home writing product reviews and articles. While writing for other websites can be rewarding and good money, the fact is that as soon as you stop writing the cash flow also stops. But, by learning the how to write your own product reviews on your own product or […]
  • Why Hiring a Content Writer is a Good Idea

    David Trounce
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:25 am
    Is content marketing and content writing a passing fad, a cool way of saying SEO without the stigma? Or, is content and copy writing a service that has proven to be the bedrock of successful enterprise since mankind drew on caves walls? Around Mallee Blue Media, Content is King. We hire our own content writing […]
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  • New ECA Referral Gateway!

    19 Mar 2015 | 1:28 am
    Hello! We’re pleased today to announce a brand new gateway for signing up ECAs. Check it out at:        (XXXXX = your SFI ID number) Refer companies that sell products to your ECA Gateway.  For each ECA approved, you’ll earn an immediate 100 VP when that ECA lists their first product AND up to 10% of the CV (Commission Volume) on ALL of their sales at TripleClicks–for life!  For more ECA marketing aids, see: Learn more about the ECA program at:…
  • New at TripleClicks: Four New TCredits Packs for Affiliates!

    20 Jan 2015 | 2:34 am
    Now at the store: Four NEW TCredit Packs–exclusively for SFI Affiliates AND with the maximum SVP requirements for Team Leaders!Available in packs of 240, 300, 360, and 420, these new TCredit Packs come with our best price on TCredits. And with 2000, 2500, 3000, and 3500 VP respectively, the Packs will ensure you get the SVP you need to meet your BTL, STL, GTL, and PTL requirements for the month!Choose the one that best suits your budget. Consider setting up a Standing Order to ensure TCredits and VP automatically every month (and save 9% off MSRP!):TCredits – 240 pack — $76.80…
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  • 5 Ways To Use Social Media To Get A Job

    Kev Massey
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:03 am
    Social media has changed our lives in the last decade and not just in the world of entertainment and communication. It can also be pivotal for those of us looking for a job. In fact, for a lot of us nowadays social media can be at the centre of our efforts to land that dream role. So, we thought we’d compile some great tips to help people not in the know on how to do the same.LinkedInIf you’re a newbie to the scene you may not have used LinkedIn, this is something that’s especially the case for university students. For students LinkedIn may be a bit of an intimidating place –…
  • How to Optimise your App for the App Store

    Kev Massey
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:10 am
    Building an app and adding it to the app store is no guarantee that it will be found. Optimising for the App store is a must and there’s a notable overlap between this form of optimisation and traditional SEO. So, here are some tips on the factors that impact on ranking in the app store and how to use them to get your rank up there.On Page FactorsThere are numerous on-page factors used to determine the position of an app in the app store. However, some are far more important than others and this can account for a lot of positions in the rankings. Here are some of the major ones:The App…
  • 4 Ways to Protect Your Business Phone

    Kev Massey
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:39 am
    You’ll be hard pushed to think of someone that doesn’t own a smart phone, tablet, or laptop. In today’s technically advanced world, it’s not an unfamiliar site to see children even as young as 6 confidently using a smart phone!As a direct result of this increase in popularity, mobile phones are big business, with high profile brands such as Apple and Samsung constantly bringing out new, technically advanced models. There’s always a demand for faster, smarter features that allow you to carry out everyday tasks such as banking, emailing, shopping and even updating your social media…
  • 7 tips for starting an eBay business

    Kev Massey
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:43 am
    The advent of the internet and online shopping platforms such as eBay, has paved the way for new opportunities when it comes to setting up sustainable online businesses, allowing you to connect with customers all over the world. Anyone can do it and it is quick and easy to do – if you know how!Known as an easy-to-use platform to sell and buy an expansive range of new and used products, eBay has continued to evolve at a rapid pace – allowing people to run sustainable and lucrative businesses from the comfort of their own homes.From clothes, electrical goods, and antiques to cars…
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    23 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
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    Lawrence Tam

  • Instagram Filters: Do You Know How To Use Them? Learn These Simple Tips

    Lawrence Tam
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
    Instagram filters are one of the features that make Instagram so popular. The vintage photo is back with a vengeance, mimicking the photo imperfections of cameras and photographers from the 60s and 70s. Ironically, the individuals who remember old snapshots are the ones who use Instagram the least – only 5% of the 100 million … Continue reading Instagram Filters: Do You Know How To Use Them? Learn These Simple Tips
  • Q/A – What To Say To My “List”

    Lawrence Tam
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    Question and Answer for building a business from home and start making your first $1,000 in your business. What to say to your Email List? Question Jeffrey wrote: “How do I find out where I can get scripts on what to say to my lists I want to talk to them live but don’t know … Continue reading Q/A – What To Say To My “List”
  • Apps Like Instagram – 11 That Make You Look Like A Professional Photographer

    Lawrence Tam
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    I have seen some amazing pictures taken, and then found out that they were taken with a smartphone. A lot of them were taken with Instagram and apps like Instagram. They were filtered through an an app and posted online. Better than my professional Nikon D7000 that I paid a lot of money for (okay.. it … Continue reading Apps Like Instagram – 11 That Make You Look Like A Professional Photographer
  • The Microphone For Computer Nerds and Newbies Alike – 2015 Edition

    Lawrence Tam
    1 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    If you are looking to purchase a microphone for computer use, like podcasting and making YouTube videos, you have a lot of options.    Confusing? Yes, it can be.   You also may be a schooled in microphones, but are looking to make a decision between two or three of them.   This list is 10 … Continue reading The Microphone For Computer Nerds and Newbies Alike – 2015 Edition
  • Webinar Dec 29th 9pm EST

    Lawrence Tam
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Let’s make 2015 Awesome! Focus on 3 parts of your business right now to set yourself up for a profitable 2015. Post by Lawrence Tam. Attend LIVE Monday Dec 29th 9pm EST   Teaching how 3 parts of your website can help you generate more leads and sales for 2015.  
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  • Facebook Announces Messenger for Business and More

    Thomas Bruce
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Facebook held its annual F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco earlier this week. During the event the social media powerhouse made a variety of announcements that gave some insight into where the company is headed in the near future. Most of the announcements Facebook made were based around app designers and developers. However, a good portion of the news that CEO Mark Zuckerburg brought to the table will have an impact on businesses and their target audiences. In addition to making Facebook videos embeddable and creating analytics for Facebook apps, the CEO also announced major changes…
  • A Simple SEO Strategy for Builders

    Thomas Bruce
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    For many home builders, taking the time to ensure their home building company is appearing in the searches of potential home buyers is a challenging task. Google’s ranking algorithm consists of over 200 elements, most of which they don’t release to the public. While the task may seem daunting, there are a few key SEO (search engine optimization) practices that will improve your home building company’s Google rankings without taking up too much of your valuable time. Read below to learn a few fundamental SEO practices your company can make use of to improve its rankings. Conduct Keyword…
  • Use Data to Choose Your Vacation Rental Company’s Blog Topics

    Abby Stewart
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    Content creation is an essential aspect of your vacation rental company’s internet marketing strategy. Blog posts are one of most effective types of content to attract potential renters to your company’s website, but coming up with topics is not always an easy task. If you’ve hit a wall in deciding blog topics for your vacation rental company, consider using data to generate new ideas. Analytics, such as Facebook Insights and Google Analytics, can help you generate topics when the juices just don’t seem to be flowing. Use these tips to maximize analytics tools to your advantage to…
  • How to Convert Website Traffic Into Model Home Traffic

    Thomas Bruce
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Getting your leads to visit a model home can be difficult. That’s why we have compiled a few tips to help you convert your website traffic to model home traffic. Read below to learn more! Generate Curiosity When promoting your model home tour dates, advertise your home building company’s ability to offer free on-site consultations to potential home buyers. This approach will be much more attractive as potential home buyers will view the possible experience as both informative and helpful, instead of simply a situation in which they are trying to be sold a home. Don’t use sales pitches…
  • How Simple A/B Tests Can Improve Your Real Estate Marketing

    Lynn Black
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Creating valuable leads for your real estate company is essential to an effective internet marketing strategy. After all, the goal of these strategies is to increase leads and improve return on investment. To continually improve qualified real estate leads, many marketers implement A/B testing into their strategy. A/B Testing usually consists of small changes to tools such as landing pages, calls-to-action, emails and social ads. This enables your real estate team to hone your strategy for the best results and more leads. Here are some tips to effectively using A/B testing for real estate…
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  • Absolutely Everything You Need for #Winning at Content Curation

    Jasmine Henry
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:14 am
    75% of marketers don’t have time to create custom content, according to Curata. Even if they do, time and resource constraints can limit velocity, quality, or marketers’ ability to effectively promote their branded assets. Anyone who’s ever tumbled down into an internet rabbit hole of Huffington Post, Reddit, or Upworthy can attest there’s tons of great content on the internet. There is absolutely tons and tons of fascinating videos, well-written articles, and more information than any of us could ever possibly try to absorb. The amount of information on the web is absolutely…
  • Outbound vs. Inbound Marketing: Can You Have One Without the Other?

    Bill Faeth
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:21 am
    Can you run a successful inbound marketing strategy without any direct mail, offline events, or other forms of outbound marketing? Can you grow your company on outbound marketing alone without any inbound marketing efforts? It may come as a serious disappointment to you, but the answer is both “not really” and “it really depends.” As always, there are always edge cases where a business can thrive using exclusively old-fashioned or new-fangled marketing efforts. However, for the vast majority of us, a sense of balance is absolutely crucial. And here’s why: What is the Difference…
  • 7 Marketing Skills You Really Need in 2015 and Beyond

    Inbound Marketing Agents
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:14 am
    Marketing Skills for Marketers of Today and the Future This is a guest post from blogger Jasmine Henry. If you’ve been a marketer for less than a decade, you probably find it downright staggering to consider how marketing’s best practices have changed in the past 10 years. Consumers aren’t using catalogues, radio advertising, direct mail, or trade shows to make decisions any longer - at least, not at nearly the rate they used to. Social media, content marketing, apps, and personalized advertising are in. Data isn’t a mysterious asset closely guarded by the IT department any longer,…
  • Zappos’ WOW Philosophy: Tips for Fostering Customer Delight

    Sallie Gayle Saunders
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    Improving Customer Delight in Your Business  As inbound marketers, it is easy for us to get caught up in the process of generating leads. After all, isn’t the purpose of business to acquire customers and make money? However, we often become so focused on attracting customers that we forget about a factor that is just as important: customer delight. Customer delight is stage four in the Inbound Methodology, and its significance cannot be overlooked. In fact, did you know that it is six to seven times more costly to attract a new customer than it is to retain an existing customer? By…
  • Inventive Ways to Keep Your Team Connected While Your Business Grows

    Bill Faeth
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:18 am
    Scaling Your Business By Going Remote According to Forbes, by the end of this decade between one-third and one-half of all employees in the United States will work remotely. Younger workers are accustomed to using technology to do business without the need for an office. The smart business owner realizes that remote teams are a cost-effective way to grow a business, if you can keep your team connected. Create Infrastructure Before talking about technology, it is important to look at procedure. Research published in the periodical Advanced Materials Research studied R&D teams in small- and…
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  • Top Web Design Trends for 2015

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    Web design is an art that offers stunning look to websites. It includes planning for website’s look and creation of websites. Web design includes many different types of skills and regulations regarding maintenance and designing of websites. There are different types of web design areas like web graphic design, interface design with standardized rules and proprietary software, user skill design etc. There are number of useful trends for the web design in 2015. Some of them are: 1. Typography Typography is the fine art and method of arranging style to build written language clear and…
  • Best eCommerce Platform for Online Store

    17 Mar 2015 | 3:05 am
    These days, there are various platforms available to start an online store that consists of various features. Basically, there are 2 main categories of the e-commerce platforms that are hosted and self-hosted. Hosted means the company will host your online store and the self-hosted means the available ecommerce software but you will have to use your own Website hosting. It is important to choose right platform for your online store according business need. There are some great eCommerce Platforms for online store that will be best fit for your online store. Shopify Shopify is the most…
  • Top 5 SEO and Web Designing Companies in India

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:07 am
    There are many SEO and web design companies in India which offer different types of web designing services. Even only top 10 companies got rank 1 to 10 by Top 5 companies which captured our attention are: 1. SEO.IN is an agency of online marketing in Bangalore, India with the aim to make wide-ranging services which give results for its clients and associate agencies. They offer different types of services such as Search Engine Optimization, PPC, Link Building, Social media, Reputation Management, Web design, Mobile development and some others. The company…
  • Types of Programming Languages Use in Web Development

    21 Feb 2015 | 3:26 am
    Nowadays, languages are playing a very important role in web development because there are numerous effective, easy to use and powerful languages available for development. There are different types of top programming languages for designing and development. The following are some of them: HTML HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language that is a programming language and use by developers of all over the world for creating the web pages. HTML is a well known liked and easy to understand programming language. Everyone is familiar with it in Web Development Company and web development world. CSS…
  • Which Social Media Site Is Best For You?

    18 Feb 2015 | 11:46 pm
    There are many social media sites which are the best place for all the people because these sites make great entertainments and funs with other people. Social media websites have become the most modern trend in the Internet. There are 5 popular social websites based on the following condition: Communication, Brand exposure and Traffic to sites. You should check which social media site top suits you and which one could get your message in the best way. 1.    Facebook Facebook is the most popular and best growing online social platform that allows customization of customer interface, which…
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  • Mobile D-Day is Coming – Is Website Your Ready? (Or Will It Drop Massively In Google)

    Ashley Faulkes
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:20 pm
    On April 21st, Google is going to roll out one of the biggest updates ever to search. This update could impact your website massively if it is not mobile friendly. Mobile usage on the internet is increasing at an exponential rate, and now Google are not only recommending you pay attention, they are going to make sure – by penalizing you if you don’t. What is this Google Mobile Ready update all about, and what can you do about it? Mobile D-Day is Coming – What is Google Doing This Time Google has been working their way up to this for a while, but they made an official…
  • 4 Powerful Tools For Writing An Error-Free Blog Post

    Liudas Butkus
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    In this guest post Liudas will show you 4 powerful tools that will help you make your next blog post error-free and a pleasure to read. I live in Lithuania and I speak Lithuanian. English is my second language, which I started learning very early on. I remember watching cartoons on TV and learning more and more every day. By the time I started learning English at school, I was already quite advanced compared to my classmates. Fast forward to the last year of school, I passed the final English exam at 93%. I consider that my greatest achievement in the realm of academic English language.
  • Website Redesign: My Way Podcast

    Ashley Faulkes
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    In this post I want to show you how I rebuilt a website for a client of mine who is running a fantastic podcast. Why would you want a website redesign? There are many reasons: Your website is not mobile friendly It was designed over 5 years ago and needs a refresh Your business focus has changed You designed it yourself (or your best friend’s cousin did) and it is not that professional You get the idea. But let’s take a look at the what Michael needed…. The Website Brief Michael started his podcast from a simple WordPress Podcast Theme and found that it was no longer suiting…
  • Someone Deleted Your Website! Now What?

    Ashley Faulkes
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:29 am
    In this post I am going to show you the best WordPress backup (and restore) plugins around. Just a few weeks ago, a very nasty hacker kept trying to get into my website over and over again. Although they did not manage to take my site down, because I have some security in place, there is always a chance. As I was unable to get into my site on the day, I thought to myself: what if manage to get in and they delete everything? As a website owner, it is your worst nightmare – your website is gone, and…you don’t have a backup! Maybe someone hacked your site and deleted it. (like…
  • Thrive Leads Plugin Review & Bonus: Easy Email List Building With One Plugin

    Ashley Faulkes
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:48 am
    In this post I am going to show you how Thrive Leads Plugin can easily grow your email list with a huge range of optin possibilities. Thrive Themes keep on creating better and better plugins to help us increase our email lists at amazing speeds. Thrive Leads Plugin is focused on optin forms and collecting email addresses, and all at a very affordable price. I love LeadPages, a great tool for doing the same thing, but that costs over $300 a year minimum, this costs only $39 right now! One time payment. What Features Does Thrive Leads Include? Thrive Leads Plugin includes a huge list…
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  • Zero to 5,273 Subscribers in 90 Days

    Marc Andre
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:54 am
    It’s no secret that email subscribers are key to growing a successful online business. With that in mind, building a list of subscribers should be a priority regardless of whether you are running a blog, e-commerce site, membership site, or any other type of website. Being able to stay in touch with the people who are most interested in what you have to offer will help you in countless ways. Late in 2014 I launched a new site as a side project with the goal of selling digital products. In late December I set up a mailing list with GetResponse and took a few steps to attract subscribers…
  • Using Upsells to Boost Revenue

    Marc Andre
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:37 am
    If you are a long-time reader of ProfitBlitz you know that selling your own digital products is one of my favorite ways to monetize a website or blog. Creating and selling your own product allows you to have freedom over pricing, benefit from the reputation that you have developed, create streams of steady income, and explode your revenue through an affiliate program. And for product sellers, offering upsells or higher-priced packages is a great way to boost your revenue even further. In the internet marketing industry one-time-offers (a special offer immediately following a purchase) are…
  • How to Set Up an Effective Autoresponder Sequence

    Marc Andre
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Email marketing should be an essential part of any blogger or marketer’s plan. During my first few years as a blogger I didn’t even attempt to build an email list, and it was a big mistake. Over the past 2 or 3 years my email lists have become a priority in my business, and as a result I’ve seen more stability in traffic, and I’ve been able to more effectively promote my own products and affiliate products. Although I started building email lists a few years ago I really didn’t give much attention to the autoresponder sequence until the past year. Now I am using…
  • 7 Tips for Using Freebies Effectively

    Marc Andre
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:56 am
    Image designed by Vecteezy Everyone loves getting something good for free. As a blogger or marketer you can use freebies to gain valuable exposure and reach a larger audience, and the best news is that you can use freebies in just about any industry or niche. I’ve been using free downloads with my own blogs for about 5 years now, and it is a strategy that has proven to work very well for me over the years. In many cases I use the freebies to promote digital products that I sell, and I also use them for attracting traffic to my sites/blogs. In this article I’d like to share a few…
  • The Best WordPress Plugins for Affiliate Management

    Marc Andre
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:28 am
    Image designed by Vecteezy It’s no secret that selling your own products is one of the best ways to make money from your website or blog. This is especially true with digital products like ebooks, courses, and other downloadable products that don’t involve inventory or shipping. But one of the biggest reasons many people put off creating and selling their own products is because they don’t think they will be able to generate enough sales. The answer to this is an affiliate program that allows other bloggers and website owners to promote your products in return for a…
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    91 Digital

  • 92 Callout Extension Examples To Boost Click Through Rates

    Conrad O'Connell
    15 Mar 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Google callout extensions are the bees knees of free extensions in Google Adwords. Read this post for best practices & common examples. The post 92 Callout Extension Examples To Boost Click Through Rates appeared first on 91 Digital.
  • Your Analytics Data Probably Isn’t Accurate

    Conrad O'Connell
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:59 pm
    In the world of online marketing, looking at numbers is data is about half of the job. Through the transition to digital marketing over less-trackable forms of media, business owners and marketing managers everywhere have become data-obsessed. At times, it’s easy to see why. Watching graphed lines, pivot tables, spider charts, real time visitor numbers […] The post Your Analytics Data Probably Isn’t Accurate appeared first on 91 Digital.
  • Semrush Review & How I Find New Keywords

    Conrad O'Connell
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    Semrush (aff. link) is tool for competitive research for digital marketers. Now, there are a lot of tools that offer up competitive research for marketers, but in my honest opinion, Semrush tops the list. While there are more than a few Semrush reviews out there, I didn’t really want to break down every single tool that […] The post Semrush Review & How I Find New Keywords appeared first on 91 Digital.
  • A Thin Services Page (My No Strings Attached Promise)

    Conrad O'Connell
    17 Jan 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Throughout my dealings with clients and customers, I’m often in contact with other agencies or web design companies. Of course, these are often competitors, but that’s neither here nor there. Last week, I was on the website of another agency who had a clients domain name credentials. I was on the website, hunting for a […] The post A Thin Services Page (My No Strings Attached Promise) appeared first on 91 Digital.
  • Fastmail Review: Email Hosting Done Right

    Conrad O'Connell
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    There are tons of different email hosts out there — GoDaddy, Google Apps, Zoho, Outlook and tons more. They all have their marketing language on landing pages that promises fantastic uptime, great features and excellent reliabilty. Given its email, your host better be very competent a reliable. If your website goes down, that’s no good, […] The post Fastmail Review: Email Hosting Done Right appeared first on 91 Digital.
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    Reputation Management Expert, Simon Wadsworth » Blog

  • Are You Protecting Your Business from a Cyber-Attack?

    Simon Wadsworth
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:32 am
    The rise of Internet technologies like social media and review sites have fundamentally changed the way we do business. Yet my experience with Igniyte has shown me that increasing reliance on electronic media makes businesses increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks, damaging their reputations. Every business needs to ask itself whether it is protecting itself from a cyber-attack. Cyber-attacks are on the rise The increasing prominence of digital technologies, coupled with growing reliance on their capabilities has caused cyber-attacks to rise throughout the past few years. A study…
  • No Reputation Online as Damaging as a Poor Reputation

    Simon Wadsworth
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    Some company executives believe that staying silent will safeguard their and their firm’s reputation online. Yet having no reputation online can be just as damaging as a having a poor reputation. Company executives recognise reputation risk Deloitte’s 2014 Global Survey on Reputational Risk showed that company executives across the world see reputation as a major risk for their firm. Data revealed that 87% of company executives surveyed believed that reputation risk is more important than other strategic risks their businesses currently face. Meanwhile 88% of companies are explicitly…
  • Using Social Media for Reputation Management

    Simon Wadsworth
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:36 am
    Deloitte’s 2014 global survey on reputation risk, Reputation@Risk, suggests that 87% of company executives surveyed believe that reputation risk is ‘more important’ or ‘a lot more important’ than any other strategic risk facing their firms. It has become very important for businesses to detect and respond to things that are being said about them online, as user-generated content, such as blogs, reviews, forums and online chat, increases. Social media facts Social media has dominated the last decade helping companies and individuals to engage with other users through blogs, articles,…
  • Top 10 Tips to Refresh Your Reputation Management in 2015

    Simon Wadsworth
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:11 am
    The Rise of Online Reputation (Reputation of the Brand) According to a survey conducted by YouGov, 8 out of 10 American adults read online consumer reviews for products and services before committing to purchase with 79% trusting an online review as much as a personal recommendation. Furthermore, consumers are now forming opinions about businesses much faster than they did 12 to 24 months ago. Meaning that if you have a mixed online presence, you may lose potential clients if they land on negative links first. Be Proactive in Your Approach First and foremost, the ability to recognise a…
  • Article 29 Working Party: ‘Right to be Forgotten’ New Guidelines

    Simon Wadsworth
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    Article 29, released in November 2014, relates “right to be forgotten” search results to, potentially widening the ruling from European sub-domains such as So far, Google, the search engine giant, has been implementing the ruling only in sub-domains. However, Article 29 recommends that: ‘De-listing decisions must be implemented in such a way that they guarantee the effective and complete protection of data subjects’ rights and that EU law cannot be circumvented.’ The main concerns voiced in Article 29 relate to the Court’s decision to apply the ruling only…
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    Branding Media

  • Dot Ping Domain Fetches $1.5m But Still Dwarfed By Google’s Dot App

    Matt Jackson
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    TLD Auctions Have Raised More Than $50m For ICANN, With Google’s Purchase Of Dot App For $25m The Richest So Far The Dot Ping Top Level Domain (TLD) was one of two recent domain auctions that ended, and it reached a respectable $1.5m fee. However, Google’s $25m acquisition of the Dot App domain remains the richest resolution so far. Amazon managed to secure two TLDs recently, dot buy and dot spot, bringing their spending to more than $6.5m, although this figure will be higher because of their purchase of dot coupon. For years, buyers and website owners have been heavily restricted to a…
  • Ultra Secure Dot Bank TLD Coming Soon

    Matt Jackson
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    Top Level Domain Expansion Continues With Plans To Launch Secure Dot Bank Domains This Summer fTLD Registry Services has said that banks will be able to start registering new dot bank domain names as soon as May this year, and that the first .bank domains may be available for use by this summer. The dot bank TLD is only one of hundreds of new Top Level Domains, and while many of the domains will go on general sale so that anybody can buy them, .insurance and .bank TLDs, both of which will be managed by fTLD, will require verification and will offer a greater level of security. However, with…
  • Dot Com Domain Celebrates Its 30th Birthday

    Matt Jackson
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    30 Years Since The First Dot Com Domain, Was Registered was the first ever domain name to be bought and registered by a commercial entity in March 1985, and although it has changed hands since, it remains the oldest registered dot com domain. The first dot com domain was purchased by a tech company, and the top level domain was initially meant only to serve commercial businesses. However, its popularity stems from the fact that any company, any individual, or any investor can snap up their choice of domain name. Dot com retains more than 40% of market share in…
  • Taylor Swift And Microsoft Aim To Protect Their Brands

    Matt Jackson
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Deluge Of New Top Level Domains Causing A Stir With Celebs And Brands Taylor Swift, Richard Branson, and Microsoft have taken steps to try and proactively protect their reputation, buying new top level domains like,, and Many brands are following suit, as they are forced to decide whether to ignore the potential negative branding or pay to buy up TLDs like dot adult, dot porn, and dot sucks. New Top Level Domains In reality, hundreds of new top level domains have been made available in recent months, including the likes of .London and…
  • The Importance Of Top Level Domains To Your Brand Marketing Strategy

    Matt Jackson
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    The Significance Of Dot Porn, Dot Sucks, And Other gTLDs When Choosing A Domain Name The launch of hundreds of new Top Level Domains (TLDs), like .science and .win, as well as the possibility for brands to apply, albeit at considerable expense, for their own dot brand extension has made choosing a domain name more of a challenge than ever before. But, it also means greater opportunity for those with a keen eye on brand marketing research. More Than Just A Dot Com Once, you had to choose whether you wanted the global appearance of a .com domain or the more local appearance of a You…
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    Social Media Agency

  • 6 Types Of Blog Posts You Can Write Today To Get Your Blog Going Again

    Woon Lan Ang
    22 Mar 2015 | 1:17 am
    Ever wonder why someone can write 8 blog posts per week when you can’t even finish one blog post per fortnight? Well… me too. For most of us, our passion for content writing is comparable to fireworks — it burns brightly and fiercely in the initial stage of passion, and quickly fizzles out within seconds, or in our case, days. And part of the reason is due to the lack of content to write. Or so we think. Most of us just aren’t too sure what content we can write. So I decided to look at the different type of articles on the web and realised there are about 6 general types of blog posts…
  • How To Write Headlines That Get Clicks

    Woon Lan Ang
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Every 60 seconds, there are 216,000 Instagram updates, 277,000 tweets, 2,460,000 content shares on Facebook,and hundreds of thousands of other content being shared across other social networks and messaging app. So how are you going to get your readers to read the article you took hours to research, write, and edit? Headlines. And it is becoming more important with each new social platform. Being inundated with hundreds, if not thousands, of updates every day, the average person often only skim through their social updates in search of contents that interests them at first sight. You…
  • Best Chinese New Year Ads 2015

    Nadirah Norruddin
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:46 pm
    With Chinese New Year round the corner, billions worldwide are ushering in the year of the goat with much excitement and zest. This is not without bouts of nostalgia as we reminiscence on lost memories, childhood and the importance of familial ties. These sentiments are visually captured with the help of marketing giants from Apple to McDonalds and also some regionally produced ones by OWL and Be warned though, the following advertisements are bound to bring a tear to your eye. #1 CCTV English’s “Celebrating over 4,000 years of tradition” CCTV English effectively encapsulates…
  • Off-Page SEO In 2015: Do Things Different

    Gaurav Sharm
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Search engine optimization is an ever-changing field. Big or small, significant or insignificant, this field is always bombarded with new revolutionary modifications and inventions. Sometimes people in the SEO industry don’t even realize that whatever they have learned about off-page SEO could be outdated in 2015. To understand it better, let’s go some years back and analyze what was happening to SEO: People were following the conventional methods like article spinning, link exchange, excessive directory submission, and social bookmarking. Some people were even using black hat techniques…
  • 5 Social Media Trends For 2015 That All Social Media Marketers Should Know About

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:49 pm
    What are the top social media trends for 2015 that businesses should be looking at? According to the search results on Buzzsumo, there are more than a dozen of write-ups on 2015 digital marketing trends and predictions, made by market thought leaders. Prediction of trends is always fun, and by following up closely with what the industry experts are forecasting, you can better equip yourself and take advantage of new opportunities in 2015. Most social media trends are driven by a combination of evermore sophisticated technology advancement and ever-evolving consumer needs and wants. With that…
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    Internet Marketing Muscle

  • How to Download a YouTube Video That You Uploaded

    Bill Davis
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    Here’s a simple tutorial that shows you how to download an mp4 from YouTube that you uploaded (you can use this method for Google Hangouts On Air that you broadcasted, too). The post How to Download a YouTube Video That You Uploaded appeared first on Internet Marketing Muscle.
  • How to Speed Up Your WordPress Website in 3 Simple Steps

    Bill Davis
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    I recently gave a presentation at the Internet Marketing of the Bay Area Meetup that showed how to speed up a WordPress website in 3 easy steps. The presentation is below, shared on SlideShare. In a nutshell, here’s how you increase your loadspeeds on a WordPress website: Use a Content Distribution Network (CDN) Minify your stuff Use a caching plugin Optionally (and these are biggies but they take a LOT more time): Optimize your images before you upload them to your WordPress site (obviously, to do this right, you have to take down your existing images, run them through Photoshop to…
  • Five Things You Must Do to Make People Like You

    Bill Davis
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:56 am
    Dogs can teach us a lot about ourselves Or, How You Can Learn a Lot from a Dog We are all marketers. Whether you work at a job or own your own business, you are a marketer. You are constantly communicating the value of a product or service to consumers; and let’s face it, most of the time, YOU are the product. You may have heard or read this before: Consumers must know, like, and trust you before they will buy from you. It’s a well-known fact. Companies spend millions—no, billions—of dollars and countless other resources getting you to know, like, and trust them. Think of…
  • Sharing Web Pages with

    Bill Davis
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:42 am
    Sharing your web pages and blog posts via Soup is awesome. gets heavy traffic and you want to siphon off some of that! Learn in the video how to post your content on Soup. Once you do that, you will receive 2 primary benefits: Increased traffic to your site and better SEO (rankings in the search engines). You’ll also get your content indexed faster by the search engines, as they closely monitor Soup for new content. The post Sharing Web Pages with appeared first on Internet Marketing Muscle.
  • Sharing Web Pages with Hootsuite

    Bill Davis
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:38 am
    Learn in this video how to share web pages and blog posts with Hootsuite. Hoosuite is a sharing and syndication tool for getting the word out about your blog posts and pages. It can specifically be used as an announcement network. Every time you publish a new post, share it on your social networking sites using Hootsuite. It’s fast, super simple, and highly effective for getting more eyeballs on your content. The post Sharing Web Pages with Hootsuite appeared first on Internet Marketing Muscle.
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    David Scarpitta

  • Being The Cheapest & Why It’s Destroying Your Business Online

    David Scarpitta
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Everyone wants to save money!   I understand that this a part of human nature and especially as business owners (or potential online and offline) we always need to think about practicality and what the “cost of cheap” is!   Here’s the hard honest truth about being cheap with your business online     Especially in an economy that is unforgiving of mistakes, that one or two poor business decisions can put you in the poor house.   But your cheapness IS DESTROYING your business. Now, before I go into detail about why you should not be trying to find…
  • Should You Get a Twitter Account for Online Marketing?

    David Scarpitta
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:50 pm
    This is big news. In fact, I stopped the press on everything else today to get this featured news to you guy/gals. As you may already know, many of the times you will hear the term “Social Marketing” being thrown around. And really, it’s a bit of broad useless term to throw around in itself. Because “being social” is so much more than just having an social account and trying to sell yourself all day to people that don’t know you. BUT THIS NEWS CHANGES EVERYTHING!               In the below, is an excerpt for the Bloomberg…
  • New Year’s Cheap Juice Extractor Review

    David Scarpitta
    2 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    So for everyone out there who are looking to up their game physically for 2015, we’ve got something great for you!     Health is Wealth my friends, and if you want to be successful in business no matter what market you may be in you have to treat your body right!   So I am starting the year off with this cheap juice extractor and my review of this extractor in action “juicing up” some of my favorite fruits and veggies.   So what type of juice do you need to lose weight and feel great .   Try some of this:     I’d be happy to hear what…
  • How to Improve Your Small Business for 2015

    David Scarpitta
    29 Dec 2014 | 5:24 pm
    A  New Year, equals new opportunity.   On a quick personal note, when I owned and operated a brick and mortar small business location in NY, I always believed the New Year to not only be a time for “personal resolutions” but also a clean slate for “business resolutions” as well.   With that in mind, 2015 is here and I presume that many entrepreneurs, small business owners, CEOs, self employed contractors or any business oriented individual that sees everyday as an opportunity towards growth are looking at this year as another clean slate to build their…
  • Are You The Best According to Google?

    David Scarpitta
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:59 pm
    We all want the recognition.  We want to standout, we want to be credited for “being the best” at what we do.   And when it comes to your business, you want to be shine even brighter.   Nothing says “the best” with a pat on the back from Google.   But Are You the Best According to Google?   As of late, I’ve had alot of consultations with businesses about wanting to be “the best” in what they are doing. Now, as you all know that having a good re-designed site, good concept and quality of content for your site users is important,…
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    Ignite Visibility

  • Why you are Tweeting Your Blog Posts Wrong

    John E Lincoln
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Twitter is a powerful tool to drive traffic to your blog posts, but simply tweeting your post isn’t enough. To see measurable results, there’s a science behind producing conversions. With Twitter reporting 271 million active users, there’s a massive landscape to promote your posts, but your tweets need a powerful punch to grab your followers’ attention. You’re up against approximately 500 million other tweets every day, so your tweets need defining factors to stand out in Twitter feeds to encourage clicks. Why you are Tweeting Your Blog Posts Wrong Share Your Tweet More than Once…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Domain Name Extensions for SEO

    John E Lincoln
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:21 am
    The recent addition of hundreds of new generic top level domain (gTLD) extensions (with hundreds more on the way) has created serious buzz in the business and marketing world, but there are many important aspects of the new extensions that need to be examined more closely. We’re long past the era of fewer and simpler gTLD extension suffixes like .com, .net, and .gov; now businesses have to consider whether or not to buy domains for their company with extensions like .business, .company, or the controversial .sucks, which I recently discussed. The Ultimate Guide to Domain Name Extensions To…
  • Mobile SEO Checklist – #Infographic

    John E Lincoln
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    After Google’s announcement that they will begin to use a site’s mobile readiness as a ranking factor for mobile search results, now is the time to fine tune your mobile optimization. Google’s move is largely due to their earlier prediction that mobile searches will reach close to 85.9 billion in 2015 as 57 percent of adults in the United States own a Smartphone. Mobile SEO Checklist Infographic The Ignite Visibility Mobile SEO Checklist Embed Mobile SEO Checklist on Your Site: Copy and Paste the Code Below Mobile SEO Checklist – An infographic by the team at Mobile SEO Checklist…
  • Google Tests Drop-Down Feature for Mobile Local Results

    John E Lincoln
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:22 am
    Google has been doing a lot of tests on mobile. Really, it is a new world of usability and user experience that no one has 100% figured out yet. So you can expect a lot of innovation in the area. This week, Google started testing a feature for how they display their local Google My Business pages. Basically, it is a blue button with a down arrow. When you select it, it shows you more local results. You can see a picture of it here. I actually really like this feature. I think it is even easier than the swipe feature they were testing for mobile local. When you click the drop-down, you…
  • Ultimate Guide to Google Search Operators

    John E Lincoln
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    As the most used and highest performing search engine with more than a billion users, Google works hard to improve search results. However, the average user doesn’t know the search engine is specifically designed to handle complex searches for more relevant results using Search Operators. With the release of the Hummingbird algorithm in 2013, Google changed the way information is sorted to provide more relevant answers for users. This evolved Google’s ability to understand content to help ensure the best search results are generated. Ultimate Guide to Google Search Operators Combining…
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    Dynamic Yield

  • Using Data to Deliver Personalized Experiences through Segmentation

    Yaniv Navot
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:51 am
    Visitor segments are the fuel that drives our marketing analysis, testing, optimization and personalization efforts towards success. Here is why. The post Using Data to Deliver Personalized Experiences through Segmentation appeared first on Dynamic Yield.
  • Top 15 Conversion Rate Optimization Thought Leaders to Follow

    Yaniv Navot
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Here's the list of the top 15 conversion rate optimization experts you should watch to stay ahead of the crowd. The post Top 15 Conversion Rate Optimization Thought Leaders to Follow appeared first on Dynamic Yield.
  • 40 Step On-Page SEO Checklist

    Yaniv Navot
    8 Mar 2015 | 3:50 am
    The following 40-step on-page SEO checklist should help you conduct a thorough site audit, making sure your on-page SEO strategy is heading towards success. The post 40 Step On-Page SEO Checklist appeared first on Dynamic Yield.
  • Choosing the Right Conversion Optimization Objective

    Yaniv Navot
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
    Conversion optimization can be a very powerful process, but it’s easy to get carried away by the methodology. Here's how to choose the right optimization objective. The post Choosing the Right Conversion Optimization Objective appeared first on Dynamic Yield.
  • A Contextual-Bandit Approach to Website Optimization

    Yaniv Navot
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Armed with the right set of tools, marketers can harness the power of data, ultimately leading to more successful optimization initiatives. The post A Contextual-Bandit Approach to Website Optimization appeared first on Dynamic Yield.
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    Super Monitoring Blog

  • My Web Toolkit: Rand Fishkin

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:49 am
    Last time we have interviewed the creator of Crazy Egg, KISSmetrics and Hello Bar. Today we present you a SEO Guru. Rand Fishkin is best known for creating Moz (former SEO Moz) – a popular SEO platform offering inbound marketing software, tools and resources. He also co-founded – the community for marketing professionals. Rand is very popular because of his blogs, where he shares his great knowledge: the official Moz Blog and his personal Rand’s Blog. I guess you might have heard of Whiteboard Friday – a series of short videos, full of valuable insight,…
  • Top websites, Google searches, Facebook pages, Twitter and Google+ most followed in February 2015

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    What was popular on the Internet in February 2015? Google top 25 search phrases Facebook top 25 Pages Twitter 25 most followed Google+ 25 most followed Alexa top 25 websites Web browsers market share.   Scroll down for Twitter TAKEAWAYS (or click here) Feel free to use this infographic on your blog or website, but please don’t forget to link to TWITTER TAKEAWAYS Top 10 searches in February 2015: facebook, google, you, youtube, weather, craigslist, news, yahoo, amazon, gmail Tweet this Top 5 Facebook pages in February 2015: Facebook for…
  • Test your website’s Responsive-ability

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:07 am
    In the age of technology, desktops and laptops are not the bar anymore. You can access anything and everything via mobile or any supporting device. Smartphones and tablets have especially changed the approach toward design and user experience. More than user friendly each platform has to now be device friendly .Before the proliferation of mobile devices with advanced web-browsing capability, web designers had only one primary challenge to deal with – keeping the same look and feel of their websites in various desktop computer browsers. However, interacting with websites on smartphones and…
  • Usersnap – A Platform for Bug-free Online Projects

    16 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Are you employed online? Do you have your business online? Is your computer your God father? If so then all your web projects need Usersnap. A visual bug tracker for all your web projects. Most of us don’t know, don’t realize that there might be glitches in the regular online methods we use and the glitches are nothing but software bugs. Usersnap is an excellent solution for a problem like this. How does it work? enables you to create bug reports and collect website feedback without complex feedback forms and endless emails. The Usersnap feedback widget adds in-page reporting…
  • My Web Toolkit: Neil Patel

    5 Feb 2015 | 10:29 am
    We started this series interviewing a successful Developer, now it’s time for one of the top 10 online marketers and his toolbox. Neil Patel is Wall Street Journal’s top influencer on the web, also praised by Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, United Nations and President Obama himself. Neil consults the largest enterprises, including Amazon, eBay, GM, HP, Microsoft and NBC, helping them maximize their revenue. But he’s best known from creating the three brands you surely heard of: Crazy Egg, KISSmetrics and Hello Bar. Neil blogs at Quicksprout and speaks at 25 conferences a…
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    SEO 5 Consulting

  • The 3 Most Common Google Optimization Mistakes

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    With Google now making mobile optimization an important ranking factor within their most recent algorithm update, companies must now make sure their sites are optimized for smart phone and tablet users. But in making the transition to mobile optimized sites, site owners are making mistakes that could find them penalized within the mobile optimized site rankings. And so within this blog, we’ll outline 3 of the most common mistakes and how to undo those mistakes and secure stronger ranking on mobile platforms. 1. Unplayable Content Instead of using media that requires Flash or…
  • An Inside Look at the Unrelenting Growth of Natural Search and What It Means for Brands

    23 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    The latest data highlights the resounding impact SEO can have for proactive organizations. A recent Search Engine Watch study found that the average SEO-engaged brand saw its natural traffic levels rise by 19.8% year-on-year in 2014. The study also showed that natural search outperformed paid search, which helped the average brand achieve a traffic level increase of 9% year-on-year in 2014. These figures point to the continuing value of SEO and within this blog, we’ll highlight how brands can react and utilize natural search in 2015. 1. Natural Search Focus Important for Conversion Search…
  • 3 Keys to Using Keywords in 2015

    17 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Effective use of keywords in SEO has become one of the most persistent and evolving challenges for marketers in recent years. With Google cracking down on the use of keywords to improving ranking, many content creators are now confused on how best to implement keyword campaigns. We know that every search begins with a keyword. But it’s the process of crafting content in response to that search query that is now becoming most important to search marketing success. In this blog, we’ll review three keys to using keywords in 2015. 1. Respond to Intent Intent is the critical factor in…
  • Three Tips for Ensuring Mobile Audience Engagement

    6 Mar 2015 | 11:55 am
    Google has just announced that they will be boosting the rankings of sites that have been optimized for mobile audiences. This should come as no surprise to many in the SEO marketplace, as Google has spent the past few months continually refining their algorithms to provide a better mobile user experience. Now, however, it’s imperative that website owners are proactive in improving the mobile performance of their site. To guide companies in this process, we’re presenting three tips for ensuring mobile audience engagement. 1. Use the Mobile Friendly Test & Track Mobile Usability To…
  • Expert Content Personalization Rules for Converting Local Visitors

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    The latest data shows that 78% of web users prefer personalized content within advertisements. They find personalized ads more engaging, more educational and more memorable. This shows today’s customers expect a marketing experience that has been tailored to meet their buying requirements. It also means that local brands must now include personalization within their online advertising strategies. And local brands have the ideal platform for this approach thanks to the behavioral and location-based signals search users provide. Combining this data with demographic data, time of visit and…
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  • Could This Be The Best Way To Make Money Online? – The Licensing Model

    Jasper Oldersom
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:04 am
    There are many ways to make money online, and probably even more ways to fail to do it. Nowadays practically anyone desiring to make money on the internet has the option to do so. Making money online is not for everyone, that’s for sure. I don’t recommend you quit your job to become an entrepeneur. I want you to build your business until you grow out of your JOB. In this article i am going to talk about the Licensing model and how you can use it to start your own business online with a franchise like system that is proven to convert. Let’s dig in What’s A Licensing Model? If you have…
  • Give Action A Chance

    Jasper Oldersom
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Meet Action. He is not very popular. But Action doesn’t care. Because HE knows that those who give him a chance will see how powerful he is. Action knows that people are always in their minds. Thinking about why they SHOULDN’T do things. “Are you really going to write a book? YOU?!”   “He can’t run a business, he’s not a real leader” “He really thinks he can make money online? LOL!”  Action is hidden in plain sight. The evidence of Action can be seen everywhere. Like Stanley Tang who wrote a bestselling book on Amazon at 16.  Jon…
  • Don’t Ignore The Books

    Jasper Oldersom
    14 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    Do you read all these blog posts daily and feel like you’re still not really getting ahead? There are thousands of blogs to follow on any subject, and a lot of them contain gold nuggets of information, but a lot of it isn’t legendary.  There are so many absolutely amazing books out there, and i really think we shouldn’t ignore them. I was one of those people who constantly scanned all the blogs, but when i started reading books my knowledge took leaps! Most blogs posts don’t go further than some tips & tricks, and even though they can be great and very valuable,…
  • 5 YouTube Videos That You WONT Regret Watching

    Jasper Oldersom
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    source 1. Jay Abraham The Advanced Strategy Of Preeminence I just watched this yesterday, i thought it was a great view on doing business. It is a view that fits my personality and a view that certainly more business owners should adopt. What does it mean? A business that embodies this strategy will not try to sell you if it is not right for you. MTTB is a great system, but it is NOT for everybody, so i wouldn’t recommend it to everyone. But for those who DO fit your product, you have an obligation to tell them that they should do what’s best for them if you could. In essence, you…
  • 10 Great Openings For Selling Products

    Jasper Oldersom
    8 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
    The point of this article is not for you to copy these 1 on 1, but it gives you an idea on the many possibilities to sell your product, and to demistify copywriting by showing you examples. In some cases, however, copying these examples might be a great idea! You are welcome and encouraged to keep these in a swipe file. Good luck Projecting the future 1. A _____ or so from now, you could have _____. Wouldn’t your friends andfamily be totally amazed? Wouldn’t you feel fantastic about it? Introduce & Create Curiosity 2. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is _______. Chances…
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  • Starting a Business and Building it for Success

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Over the last decade I have met a lot of business owners and entrepreneurs in all kinds of industries. The overwhelming majority of them no long exist. Many of them share a common mistake that will set them on the path to failure before they even start. Learn what that is today and what you can do to start and build a business for success.....
  • Why You Must Create a Dynamic Online Presence for Your Business

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    It looks easy, doesn't it? Knuckling down and finally taking your business online. But what does that mean? What's really involved in that? I mean, you flirted with the idea, but never knew what was really involved, did you? There's more than just registering a domain name, writing a couple relevant articles or even promoting it. You have to engage with others, build relationships, map out a strategy to take you to where you want your business to go. It's not as easy as people think. It takes a little bit more work to truly get being online -- but it's worth it. Especially when you have the…
  • 3 Ways to Separate Yourself From Those Who Sell the Same Thing You Do

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    Is there anything really unique or different anymore? Maybe there is, but it’s probably very rare and there is probably someone out there who is selling something that though different achieves the same result that you do but in a different way. Even if you are unique or different you probably won’t be for long if you achieve any level of success or someone believes they can take your great idea and make it better or make money from it. How do you really separate yourself from your competition?....
  • How to Use Social Media Marketing and Online Networking to Grow a Business

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:08 am
    Two of the most used buzz words in the world today are social media marketing and online networking. In fact, it's tough to go into any business meeting without social media marketing or online networking coming up in the conversation. This is why it’s important that you get up to speed on both topics, and start to implement a strategy for yourself. Here's the catch with social media marketing and online marketing… there are a lot of people out there telling you what to do, and how to do it, but it may not necessarily be the best fit for you.....
  • How Do I Separate the True Experts from the Pretenders?

    16 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    How do I determine if someone is really an expert and can really help me and my business? These days it seems there are experts for everything and they are all clamoring for your attention and dollars. Some are real and some are pretenders who want to be real. How can you tell the difference? There are “experts” who can teach you or help you in your business, blogging, social media and search engine optimization; I even heard on the radio that there are dating experts (I suppose it would take a lot of dating to become an expert in dating?). What is an expert and how do I know if someone…
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    Volume Nine SEO » SEO Blog

  • How to Find Duplicate Content on Your Website

    Barb Dittert
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    What is Duplicate Content? In terms of SEO, duplicate content refers to a piece of text on a web page that is exactly the same as, or very similar to text on another web page. Search engines don’t like duplicate content, plain and simple; and when Google flags a web page as “duplicate”, that specific page will likely suffer in the SERPs. In fact, if it’s difficult for a search engine to tell which page between two or more is the original source, all the offending pages may be considered duplicates. Common Types of Duplicate Content Search engines don’t like duplicate content,…
  • The Top Sweet Sixteen SEO Tools You Should Know About

    Ben Waymire
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    When my beloved Kansas Jayhawks didn’t make it to the Sweet 16 this year, I decided not to let it get me down. Instead, I put the time I WOULD have spent watching the games last night wisely and put together a Sweet 16 of my own. Below, are 16 of best SEO tools out there (in my humble opinion). I’m nothing, if not topical. Google Analytics (GA) GA is the best site analytics platform out there, period. There are certainly competitors in the analytics space, but in my opinion GA puts them all to shame. And if you’re an enterprise that requires more robust performance measurement…
  • 5 Harsh Truths that Will Make You a Better Digital Marketer

    David Yarian
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    Sometimes in life, getting smacked in the face with a 2×4 of truth is the best thing for us. No one really likes brutal honesty, but the fact of the matter is, it is usually the only way to really grow. Just, ya know, try not to be too mean about it. This is as true in the online marketing space as it is in any other realm of life. It never ceases to amaze me how often we as digital marketers (and SEOs especially) can entirely miss the point of what we are trying to do. In a world filled with ROIs, CPCs, KWs, CTRs, YoY growth and about a million other horrible-sounding metrics, it is…
  • How to Write a Kick A$$ Meta Description that Gets Clicks

    Barb Dittert
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Although Google does not factor meta descriptions into the page’s ranking, meta descriptions still pack a mighty punch when it comes to your click-through rate (CTR) in SERPs. But with a mere 155 charcters to work with how are you going to persuade searchers to click your link and visit your web page? Let’s find out what Meta Tag Man has to say about how to write a meta description that actually gets clicks. Know What Meta Descriptions Are All About When speaking of a “meta description”, we’re referring to the snippet of info that shows up directly below the link (or Title Tag)…
  • Google Doorway Pages Update Explained

    David Yarian
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    In case you missed it, Google updated their Webmaster Guidelines around Doorway Pages on Monday. Essentially, doorway pages have never been a good SEO technique (except perhaps in the mid-2000’s), but now Google is taking an even more direct stance on them: just don’t do it. Stuff like this can cause some huge (and often hilarious – SEOs are usually huge nerds) discussions, debates, and disagreements within the SEO community.  All the clarifications and opinions on this latest change are evolving in real-time, so it will be a few weeks before we see and feel the full…
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    Blackhat Sparrow Internet Marketing

  • Attracting Web Business

    Captain Jack Sparrow
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:32 pm
    So you’ve finished building a great website and you’re ready to start raking in the profits – if you can figure out how to let the world know your business exists. Although creating an attractive website is an important first step if you plan to start your own online business, it is definitely not the [...] The post Attracting Web Business appeared first on Blackhat Sparrow Internet Marketing.
  • Is Google Adsense Still A Viable Income Option For Your Website?

    Captain Jack Sparrow
    26 Dec 2014 | 11:55 pm
    This is a question I have often pondered whilst planning and making new websites along with thinking of ways to monetize the content I produce. Here are just a few of my own thoughts and experiences when participating in the Google Adsense program as a revenue stream for my website and articles. Nearly all websites nowadays have [...] The post Is Google Adsense Still A Viable Income Option For Your Website? appeared first on Blackhat Sparrow Internet Marketing.
  • The Whitehat Way To Make Money With Youtube Videos

    Captain Jack Sparrow
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    There are literally thousands of methods you can use to make serious money with videos uploaded to Youtube, and can be either whitehat, greyhat, or blackhat in terms of approach. In this article I am going to focus on the whitehat methods thousands of users on Youtube use to make six figures in earnings. You [...] The post The Whitehat Way To Make Money With Youtube Videos appeared first on Blackhat Sparrow Internet Marketing.
  • Optimising Offers On PPD Networks Is Important

    Captain Jack Sparrow
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    Have you ever found yourself wondering why you are not making as much money as you can with the successful download of files through your PPD network? Well, the answer is so simple that not many people who are members of PPD networks actually consider this when locking their file downloads behind offers from PPD [...] The post Optimising Offers On PPD Networks Is Important appeared first on Blackhat Sparrow Internet Marketing.
  • Avoiding Scammers Is Key To Safer Online Business

    Captain Jack Sparrow
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Working at home with an online business has become that popular that it has grown into a fully fledged industry of its own. The same as any other industry in the real world, this has become infested with unscrupulous scammers that try to con your hard earn money out of you. To be honest they [...] The post Avoiding Scammers Is Key To Safer Online Business appeared first on Blackhat Sparrow Internet Marketing.
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    Silkstream | Web Design Blog

  • Q-Cornwall’s New Website

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:47 am
    Q-Cornwall asked the Silkstream team to design a new mobile-friendly “brochure website” for them, so that they can promote their coin-operated products and services online. Who are Q-Cornwall? Q-Cornwall are suppliers of coin-operated machines, supplying to pubs, clubs and bars in Cornwall and Devon. They have a reputation for reliability, honesty and fairness and are fully Read More The post Q-Cornwall’s New Website appeared first on Silkstream | Web Design Blog.
  • The Ultimate List of SEO Events in UK 2015

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    If you’re looking for UK SEO events in 2015, we have put together this ultimate list of all the events we could find, up and down the country for: SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) Digital Marketing PPC (Pay Per Click) Social Media Web Analytics ASO (App Store Optimisation) Don’t forget to ctrl-f if you’re looking for something Read More The post The Ultimate List of SEO Events in UK 2015 appeared first on Silkstream | Web Design Blog.
  • Facts about Google (Infographic)

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
    Got a question? Where do you go to find out the answer? 'Just Google it.' Worldwide, Google processes over 44,000 search queries on average per second, which equates to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year. That's a lot of searching! But what is it about the search engine giant that isn't so clear on the surface? The post Facts about Google (Infographic) appeared first on Silkstream | Web Design Blog.
  • Service4Service Go Local With New Website Covering London

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    Service4Service have been a long standing client of Silkstream and we're chuffed that they chose us to help bring them into 2015 with a new website and a fresh look. The post Service4Service Go Local With New Website Covering London appeared first on Silkstream | Web Design Blog.
  • Noob’s Guide to Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) in SEO

    20 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    Pusheen will be your guide throughout this not-quite-so interactive tour of Latent Semantic Indexing, taking you on a simplified (yet exciting!) journey through the mind-boggling world of LSI. So keep all paws and wine glasses inside the vehicle at all times! What is Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI)? Latent Semantic Indexing sounds a lot more complicated than Read More The post Noob’s Guide to Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) in SEO appeared first on Silkstream | Web Design Blog.
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    Infinite Conversions

  • 10 ways in which people view websites

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:31 am
    A great deal of research has been undertaken around how people look at websites. Here are ten extremely useful findings. 1: The top-left grabs attention first When a web page opens, the first thing a viewer will look at is...The post 10 ways in which people view websites appeared first on Infinite Conversions.
  • 39 Tips to Kill Conversion-Blockers and Boost Sales

    David Rosenfeld
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Many sites lose conversions due to unnecessary friction on their website. Friction is defined by Marketing Experiments as “a psychological resistance to a given element in the sales or sign-up process.” That’s a somewhat abstract definition. Put more concretely, friction...The post 39 Tips to Kill Conversion-Blockers and Boost Sales appeared first on Infinite Conversions.
  • The Essential Guide to Trust in Marketing

    David Rosenfeld
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    This article originally appeared in Crazy Egg. You can see the original here. Trust. It could easily be the least understood and the most essential element for increasing conversions and extracting the maximum value from your website. Think about it....The post The Essential Guide to Trust in Marketing appeared first on Infinite Conversions.
  • 46 Ways to increase conversion rates and sales (with pictures)

    David Rosenfeld
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:01 am
    I was asked the other day to provide a link to the top fifty ways in which you can increase conversion rates. But my search came up fruitless, so I’ve decided to put together a list of my own. Not...The post 46 Ways to increase conversion rates and sales (with pictures) appeared first on Infinite Conversions.
  • Buck the trend – give automatic image sliders the thumbs down

    David Rosenfeld
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Since 2013, when it comes to landing pages there’s been an ‘unwritten law’ that every landing page MUST contain an automated image sideshow. But how cool are they? Not as cool as you might think. In fact they may even...The post Buck the trend – give automatic image sliders the thumbs down appeared first on Infinite Conversions.
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    Marketing Access Pass

  • How to Launch Any Product Using the “Lean Startup Method” with Kenn Kelly

    Anthony Tran
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Subscribe on iTunes | Listen on Stitcher Are you looking to launch a product or start a company? Ever wonder how tech startups develop and create products from the ground up? In this episode I interview Kenn Kelly, who shares his experience of creating a start-up company and launching products that satisfy customers needs. Episode Featured Guest: Kenn Kelly Kenn Kelly is the co-founder and head of operations of Never Settle, a web development company that creates WordPress plugins, apps, games and more. Kenn is an entrepreneur for both Fortune 100 and Silicone Valley startups. In This Podcast…
  • “Decide” the Ultimate Success Trigger with Jim Palmer

    Anthony Tran
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Subscribe on iTunes | Listen on Stitcher Do you know what is the #1 thing that’s holding you back from being a successful entrepreneur? It’s not a tool, or a software program, or a widget, etc. If you want to achieve your dreams, you simply have to “DECIDE” to. Whether you’re just starting your online business or you have been doing it for many years, this episode is definitely for you. Episode Featured Guest: Jim Palmer Jim Palmer is actually a returning guest so make sure you check out to learn about his story. I brought him back on the show to share…
  • How to Incorporate a Daily Ritual for Success with Andy Zitzmann

    Anthony Tran
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Subscribe on iTunes | Listen on Stitcher Do you have a morning ritual? Do you want to learn the daily habits that successful entrepreneurs have? In this episode I interview Andy Zitzmann, a peak performance coach who shares his personal comeback story and his daily morning routine for success. You don’t want to miss this! Episode Featured Guest: Andy Zitzmann Andy Zitzmann is a peak performance coach, business consultant, and speaker. He’s also the co-founder of GameTime Movement, a company that helps leaders and achievers launch and monetize their message offline and online. He has been…
  • How to Automate Your Business Online with Kavit Haria

    Anthony Tran
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    Subscribe on iTunes | Listen on Stitcher Are you trying to automate your online business? Do you have strategy and tools to help you with this process? In this episode I interview Kavit Haria who shares how he created a successful online business that runs on autopilot. You don’t want to miss this! Episode Featured Guest: Kavit Haria Kavit Haria is a leading online business coach and lead generation expert. He’s the founder of Insider Internet Success a company that helps people discover winning profitable business ideas and sets up automated marketing sales funnels. He has presented at…
  • Getting Started with Marketing on Reddit

    Anthony Tran
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:10 pm
    **This is a Guest Blog Post from Paul DiGiovanni from As a marketer it is important to pay attention to every conversation related to your brand. Since reddit is being used by millions of people every day to discuss almost anything, you should have a basic understanding of the platform so you can identify opportunities to contribute and enhance those conversations. We have seen lots of other companies engaging reddit to discuss their products and communicate with fans. Here are a few examples: GoPro has fostered the growth of their subreddit community to over 30,000…
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    Multimind Group

  • How long do SEO ranking factors take to work?

    MultiMind Group
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:41 pm
       When it comes to SEO ranking factors, there really is no fixed time period with which one can state that your web page will witness improvement. At the MMG SEO consultancy, we strive to work hard towards getting your website an SEO push as much as we can, but even then there are so many variables to be taken into account that it’s next to impossible to give a client a set time period for them to see results.  SEO ranking factors depend on a lot of things like how old your website is, what its previous SEO strategies were, the amount of content on it etc. Even if…
  • The changing face of SEO ranking factors

    MultiMind Group
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
      When hiring an SEO consultancy, be sure you hire one that knows currently reigning SEO ranking factors inside out. But to be honest, there really is no one answer to the question “How long will I see results from my SEO ranking?” That’s because SEO is ever evolving and what was true 2 years ago is not so relevant today.Not so long ago, every SEO consultancy would work by identifying the most relevant keywords for your brand’s blog or website in order to get the most traffic. There would be primary and secondary keywords which would drive the majority of the traffic to your…
  • Lenovo & Samsung for LinkedIn’s Lead generation B2B product suite

    MultiMind Group
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:49 am
    LinkedIn’s Lead generation B2B product suite is being used on a trial basis by the likes of Samsung and Lenovo. Officially unveiled in late February, their product suite aims at helping brands generate and maintain new business leads via their social networking site. This move is one of LinkedIn’s first commercial product rollouts since it acquired Bizo (a B2B marketing firm) in August 2014. The $175m acquisition was agreed to be paid in 90% cash and 10% in stock. Senior VP of product and user experience at LinkedIn, Deep Nishar, stated: “It’s exciting for us to bring…
  • Smart pointers for small time jewellery brands

    MultiMind Group
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    Jewellery brands that sell their products online have it great. With over 2 million people shopping for jewellery online every day, it’s no wonder that most top jewellery brands have started selling their products online. After all, who would say no a hugely lucrative market? Certainly not ones who like to make big bucks! But one should know that even though jewellery brands online can be lucrative, it’s also competitive. More so if you’re selling on sites like Shopify or eBay. In order to help you, we’ve come up with a succinct guide which will tell you the dos and don’ts of…
  • Hillary Clinton’s marketing campaigns for 2016 – Pt 2

    MultiMind Group
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:27 am
    If one is to go by the word of Clinton, her 2016 marketing campaigns will put a fair amount of focus on economic fairness, something which the American middle class wants desperately to see come to pass. Remember when not so long ago she praised Obama’s State of the Union address via Twitter? She tweeted “Now we need to step up & deliver for the middle class. #FairShot #FairShare.”However, her marketing campaign plan for her rebranding was not very clear yet. Nick Merrill, her spokesman, declined to give a comment on the strategies Clark and Spence would be working on. But those…
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  • How to build an email list

    Tim Felmingham
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    Over 70% of people who visit your website will NEVER come back. Learn how to capture them, and turn them into customers for life in this 7 day email course on How To Build an Email List for Your Business. What you will learn: Why building an email list is one of the most important things to do for your business or blog The mechanism for getting new subscribers and building a relationship with them What tools you need and how to set them up How to create Opt-in forms that really work by using Pop Ups, Slide-ins and Lightboxes How to get more subscribers — create a ‘Lead Magnet’ How…
  • AWeber vs MailChimp — which is best?

    Tim Felmingham
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    AWeber and MailChimp are two of the most popular email services, each with many thousands of satisfied customers and their own strengths and weaknesses. Although there are others, one of these is probably the best starting point. So how do you decide which email provider is the best for your business — AWeber or MailChimp? Why you need an email service such as AWeber or MailChimp Before we look at which is best, MailChimp or AWeber, let’s first of all take a look at why you need an email service like this in the first place. There are two main reasons: To send high-quality emails to your…
  • AdWords Conversion Tracking for Affiliates

    Tim Felmingham
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    If you’re an Affiliate Marketer using Google AdWords to promote affiliate offers, you will want to be able to track conversions and see which of your AdWords Campaigns, Adverts and Keywords make you money. And which lose you money… That is the key to success in Affiliate Marketing — being able to scale up campaigns that work and to identify and kill campaigns that don’t, so you maximise your profits and don’t waste money on Ads or Keywords that don’t convert. AdWords does have a very good Conversion Tracking facility which works by putting a snippet of code on…
  • Living the dream 4 – More Digital Nomads share their story

    Tim Felmingham
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Today, I’m going somewhere very different to meet another Chiang Mai Digital Nomad. In Part 1 of this article I explained what I’m doing here in Chiang Mai, and in Part 2 and Part 3 I explained what Digital Nomads are and introduced you to a few I have met. I’m going out to the rainforest to meet Dani Leis in a little village called Pong Noi. Dani has been kind enough to send her friend (and the best tuk-tuk driver in Chiang Mai), Rung to fetch me. Rung is something of a legend and could easily merit an article of her own… We blasted through the streets of Chiang Mai…
  • Living the Dream 3 – What’s it like to be a Chiang Mai Digital Nomad?

    Tim Felmingham
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:12 pm
    In Part One and Part Two of this article, I explained what I am doing here in Chiang Mai. I’ve come here to meet some Digital Nomads who have given up a conventional lifestyle and moved to Chiang Mai to follow their dreams. In this part, I meet two more Chiang Mai Digital Nomads who have been kind enough to share their stories with me, and tell me about their experiences doing what could be called ‘living the dream’. Abandoning the drudgery (and security) of the 9-5 job, working online instead, and using the independence that offers, to up sticks and live somewhere exotic.
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  • 3 Easy to Use Blog Monetization

    Nurdin Budi M.
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Some of the blogs in recent years with the increase in the stage soon; the reason behind this is more than simple - people are looking for ways to make some extra dollars and blogs often proved to be earning big for this task. Everyone has a blog struggling to start making a residual income. It is a form of income where you can cut not stop workflow fixed income. The following article will explain the three basic models of liquefaction. They are improving the easiest and very suitable for business people who are new to blogging.Affiliate marketingWhen it comes to affiliate marketing store…
  • What to Look for in Website News Technology

    Nurdin Budi M.
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:09 pm
    If you are a fan of technology news and have the web, then you have to search the web that provide information that is accurate and good. The following are some things to be aware of news websites, which are looking for that you think would be useful and help you someday.Website news is very necessary to always provide something new and searched many people, such as:1.Useful InformationThe best source to be possessed of web technology is the information that it contains a story about a company and the business that is being widely discussed and influence buying and selling in the market.
  • Wake up with the Brand Marketing on the Internet

    Nurdin Budi M.
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Marketing on the internet is very important among the various strategic solutions to increase sales. If within a few years ago a lot of people who use the internet just to do something alone regularly, in contrast to today, many people are using the internet to get a lot of other opportunities are more advanced and better than ever.Today difficult to find someone who lives who never used the internet. Almost everyone knows about the Internet and its function, although some people have a different understanding of the Internet. However, the current Internet has become king of media and beyond…
  • How to Succeed In Internet Marketing Company Affiliate

    Nurdin Budi M.
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Affiliate internet marketing is a program that is much-loved and worthy to serve as a way to earn a lot of money from the internet. By using your Affiliate may need to provide products and only need use any tactic to get customers.Basically, how is your affiliate marketing products and services from other companies and take advantage of the price of the price given by the company. You do not need to pay anything, you just market and offer it to others so that they are interested in and you get a commission from consumers that you can later on.Generally affiliate program is one-tier or…
  • How to Choose Software to Meet Your Needs

    Nurdin Budi M.
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:42 pm
    How to select the software to meet your needs - this time with the increasing demand and the amount of competition all are required to have a powerful tool and can be used as something that helps you in many ways.You can certainly find a variety of software available in the market. However, with the increasing number of software available in fact it may make you confused to select it.What should you do to find out the best and match you? Below are some tips for choosing the software to fit your needs at a price that is saving:1.FeaturesIn the market, there are several software available at…
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    Empire Flippers

  • EFP 131: Crush Your Competition

    Justin Cooke
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:59 am
    When most people think about how they’re going to crush the competition, they’re envisioning a zero-sum game. If you’re going to win, someone else has to lose. Today, we’re seeing that flipped on its head. In many industries, companies are looking at more ways they can work with their competition. Not so that they can give their competition a leg up, but because it helps grow their own business. In today’s episode, we’ll cover five thoughts we have on a new-and-improved way to crush your competition. Check Out This Week’s Episode Here:…
  • EFP 130: 10 Proven Tactics for Growing Purchased Websites

    Justin Cooke
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    We briefly mentioned 10 different growth tactics we’ve identified in Episode 128 of our podcast. This week, we wanted to look at each of those in more depth. We’ll cover some of the advantages and disadvantages of each and give additional resources and examples of these strategies applied correctly. There were a ton of resources mentioned in this episode and we’ve linked to all of them below for your reference. If you’re looking to buy some websites or online business and need help with different growth tactics and strategies, this is the episode for you. Check Out…
  • EFP 129: Dan Pena On Creating $50 Billion In Value

    Justin Cooke
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
    Dan Pena isn’t your typical entrepreneur or self-made millionaire. For starters, he owns a goddamn castle. (Image above relevant) He made his fortune as a sophisticated deal maker and I wanted to ask him how his old-school business tactics are relevant in today’s tech-driven business world. He did not disappoint. In this episode, we’ll dig into how he turned $820 into $450M, the difference between being a mediocre entrepreneur and a high-performance entrepreneur, and why entrepreneurs today are setting their sites too low. If you like a No-BS approach to business strategy,…
  • EFP 128: Lifestyle Larry Guide To Job Replacement Income

    Justin Cooke
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
    There’s not much worse than being stuck in a job you hate. Whether you’re just not being challenged or you hate the career path you’re facing, you’re in a tough spot. Introducing: The Lifestyle Larry Approach We’ve talked to quite a few of you who are looking to move away from your jobs, but know that will require job-replacement income. In this week’s episode, Joe and I sit down to discuss the challenges that come with transitioning from the J-O-B to a portfolio of website and put together an action plan for anyone looking to make the move. This topic…
  • EFP 127: Anatomy Of A Bought And Sold Site

    Justin Cooke
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:27 am
    It’s not often that we get a chance to interview someone who has bought and is now selling the same site through our marketplace. That’s exactly what Ace Chapman and his partner have done and he’ll walk us through the gory details. From site selection, through due diligence, and expansion efforts – Ace and team have turned this website property into a cash cow. If you’re at all interested in buying and selling websites for a living, this podcast episode is a must-listen. While we discuss the particular website purchased, we sidetrack into topics like comparing…
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  • The Business of Freelancing, Blogging, and Books, According to Author Jennifer Armstrong

    Mark Armstrong
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    First, I should note: I am not related to Jennifer Armstrong. But! I have followed her writing closely over the years — first during her years at Entertainment Weekly, and more recently as the author of books like Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted (Simon & Schuster), which offered a definitive history of the classic TV series. Her blog also happens to be a must-follow on She gives glimpses into her current work (she’s doing a Seinfeld book next) and she’s refreshingly transparent about the business (and hard truths) of being a freelance writer in 2015. I spoke with…
  • New Themes: Saga and Satellite

    Caroline Moore
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday, ladies and gentlemen! Let’s take a look at our two newest free themes, Saga and Satellite: Saga Saga, designed by the talented Justin Tadlock, is a theme tailor-made for writers, by a writer. The theme’s impeccable typography and attention to detail make for an enjoyable reading experience, and with support for large featured images and multiple post formats, Saga is flexible enough to be used as a photoblog, a personal journal, or a tumblelog. Read more about Saga on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site from Appearance → Themes! Satellite…
  • Press Publish Livestream

    Andrea Middleton
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Kathy Cano-Murillo will present on how she became A DIY Success. Press Publish, the very first blogging conference organized by, will be held in Portland, Oregon, this Saturday. (Psst! We’ll be in Phoenix hosting Press Publish on April 18th, 2015.) Erick Prince-Heaggans will present Around the World in 80 Posts. Because this is the first event of its kind, we’re eager to get as much feedback from attendees as possible. And since it’s not always easy for people to travel to attend conferences, we’ve decided to bring Press Publish Portland to you (or at least to your…
  • This April in Blogging U.: The Return of Writing 101!

    Michelle W.
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    This April, we’ll be offering Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit. Writing 101 is a write-every-day challenge designed to help you create a writing habit and push you as a writer, while publishing posts that mesh with your blog’s focus. What is Writing 101? Writing 101 is a four-week course that runs from Monday, April 6, to Friday, May 1, 2015. Each weekday, you’ll get an assignment that includes a writing prompt and an optional “twist”; prompts are your topic inspiration for the day, while twists push you to experiment with writing techniques and tools. Who else is…
  • New Themes: Resonar and Scrawl

    Takashi Irie
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday, all! Today I’m pleased to present two new free themes designed especially for longform writing. Resonar Designed by yours truly, Resonar is an elegant blog theme with full-screen Featured Images. It’s perfect for blogs about fashion, food, or design, and the layout works especially well for longform features with large images. The combination of gorgeous images and beautiful typography creates posts that make an immediate visual impact. Read more about Resonar on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site from Appearance → Themes. Scrawl Scrawl,…
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  • Big Changes Coming To Facebook

    Alex Noudelman
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    There are major changes coming to Facebook. 25 new products and tools are set to be unveiled by the major social network within the next year or so. The biggest change being enacted has to do with Facebook Messenger. The chatting platform is rumoured to become a massive hub for social media marketing users. Facebook users will be able to use advanced photo tools, conduct searches, discuss travel arrangements and perform many other tasks as part of the revamped look. As well, the new platform that will allow app developers to build apps that connects with 600+ million social media users who…
  • It’s Museum Week on Twitter | Social Media News

    Jim Bensimon
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Twitter has officially launched its Museum Week social media event on March 23, 2015. 56 Canadian institutions, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario, will participate in the virtual event all week long. The goal of the event is to encourage the public to participate in fun community initiatives and to bring a global dimension to this event. Although not global as of yet, Museum Week is international. 800+ museums, galleries and cultural institution all across the world, 50 countries in total, are participating in it. The rationale…
  • Microsoft Pulls the Plug on Internet Explorer | Web Development

    Alex Noudelman
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    On January 5, 2015, we wrote a blog article about Microsoft’s plans to unveil a new internet browser on January 21, 2015. At the time it was not clear whether Internet Explorer would be kept or killed off. Now it is official – Microsoft is scrapping Internet Explorer and replacing it with a new web browser – Project Spartan. The switch will take place later this year. The new browser launch will coincide with the launch of Windows 10. The loss of Internet Explorer comes as no surprise to Windows users. Over the past decade, it has become less and less popular for a number of reasons,…
  • 5 Game-Changing Tips for Creating a Powerful Brand on Social Media

    Olga Mestnikova
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:22 am
    Are you looking for ways to improve your company’s online branding? Social media marketing allows brands to develop strong relationships, brand awareness and recognition. Online branding on social media should be the first thing to consider when building an online presence. In this article, we will share 5 excellent tips for creating a powerful online presence through social media. 1. Craft Perfect Posts with Custom Images As users scroll through their News Feeds and read dozens of status updates from friends and brands they follow, your posts might get lost. Develop a recognizable style…
  • Social Media Campaign Nets $349,904 To Help James Robertson

    Jim Bensimon
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Last month, The Detroit Free Press reported a story about a Detroit Man named James Robertson, 56, who walked 34 km each day to and from work. The story went viral on the internet and was featured in the Toronto Star and the Toronto Sun. A crowdfunding campaign on social media raised over $300,000 and a shiny new car with insurance for him in less than a week. James Robertson rode the bus part of the way, to and from his factory job in suburban Rochester Hill. Because the fare did not cover the entire route, he was forced to walk about 8 miles before his shift begins at 2 p.m. and 13 more…
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    Jumix Design

  • How Can Social Media Benefit Your Business in 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:59 pm
    There are now more than 5.7 billion of social profiles on social media and the time people spend on these social media accounts for 28% of their media consumption duration. Which means, if a person spend 1 hour consuming media, they will spend at least 16 minutes on social media and the rest of the time on other stuffs, like watching a video. The rapid rise of usage on social media is something that business and marketer should not neglect. Social media gives a lot of opportunity for businesses to engage with their potential and existing customers. Although the use of social media may be free…
  • What is eCommerce and Why You Should Do It

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:39 pm
    You may have seen this word “eCommerce” several times, but do you know what is eCommerce and why there are more and more people doing it now? So, what is eCommerce? eCommerce which also commonly known as e-Commerce or electronic commerce, is the activity which involves the trading of products or services through the Internet. These activities include internet banking service, internet marketing,or buying of products through an online store. With the rapid growth of internet users population, more and more people are engaging in eCommerce everyday, no matter being the buyer,…
  • Mother’s Day 2015 Design Inspirations

    16 Mar 2015 | 2:27 am
    We are less than 1 month away from Mother’s Day, are you getting ready for it or is your business getting ready for the celebration or promotion? This is the first time we are doing a blog entry for “Design Inspirations”! We hope that all our clients and people who are reading this are able to get some idea from here, no matter you want to use it for printing, newsletter, email greetings or put it on your website! Without further ado, let’s see some of the designs that we find plausible to use as inspirations.   A paper greeting card never gets old!   Your…
  • Should You Get a Macbook or an Ultrabook for Business?

    10 Mar 2015 | 9:45 pm
    When it comes to buying a new laptop for work or business purpose, the first question that comes to mind is mostly “Should I get a Macbook or a Windows laptop?” It’s no surprise that there are definitely more Windows users as compared to Mac users, the Mac OS vs Windows OS war is going on like forever and never ending. But as a smart consumer like you, you know brand loyalty and being a fanboy is not worth it. It’s all come down to what you require to do with it and what can the machine do for you. In this article, we are going to compare these two in a business…
  • Why Using an Outsourced Facebook Ads Service Is Better

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Let us start this with a silly question, do you know everyone can advertise on Facebook even with a personal account? Have you ever encountered a Facebook message that asks you to boost your post so that more people can see it? Yes, that’s one of the ‘advertising’ service that Facebook offers. But we are not going to talk about personal account advertising, as we still find it somewhat irrelevant in usage. Let’s take a look on Facebook ads service for business.   Why Not Do It Yourself? If Facebook ad system is so easily accessible to everyone, why not do it…
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    Rhandell Mitchell Online

  • My Recent Health Scare And How I Feel About It…

    19 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Where do I begin??? All I can really say, is wow. Sometimes life comes at you so fast that all you can say is “what the fuck?”. You get through one adversity and before you’ve had a chance to fully recover here comes more crazy shit for you to worry about. So is life, I guess. Getting Old Sucks… 2014 was a challenging year for me physically. Most of my life I’ve been pretty healthy for the most part. So to start getting hit with a barrage of health issues in my 30’s was unexpected. Over the last year or so I’ve noticed how it seems that no matter…
  • The Path Of Least Resistance

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    By the time you get to the end of this blog post you might not like me anymore. If that turns out to be the case, then that’s fine with me. Regardless, we’re going to talk about some things that I know ahead of time that a lot of folks don’t want to hear. So what do I want to talk to you about today? The Path of Least Resistance Ready? Let’s Go! Okay, if you’ve been following me for any amount of time you know that I’m heavy into making money from home/making money online, etc. I’ve met a lot of really cool people online. People who make 5-10k per…
  • When Is Something Really Overpriced?

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:10 pm
    How Does One Decipher When Something Is Overpriced? So today I was having a conversation. I was asking someone if they’d taken a look at the ALT call center that I’ve been emailing about. That person went on to say that the system is overpriced. —————————————————– How Exactly Does Someone Determine When a Thing Is Overpriced? —————————————————– My first thought was…
  • 9 Lies Network Marketing Reps Love To Tell

    10 Jan 2015 | 7:49 pm
    If you’re involved or looking to get involved in Network Marketing there are certain “falsehoods” that you need to be aware of before you get started. I believe that knowing some of these things in advance will help you make better decisions in the people you decide to work with, the companies you choose to involve yourself in, and your longevity in this business. Ready to hear some of the lies that Network Marketers love to tell? Wanna See My Top Secret Lead Generation Tool? Enter your name and best email address and I’ll send you access to my secret MLM lead…
  • Ty Long No Website Review

    7 Jan 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Back in 2014 sometime around the 3rd quarter the Ty Long No Website system came out of nowhere. It hit the web hard and people were making some phenomenal incomes from it right away. In this article I’ll do my best to break it down for you and sort of elaborate on what changes have since been made. Ty Long No Website Review Okay so if you’re reading this then I’m gonna assume that you’ve at least seen some information about the Ty Long $250 System? If not, you’ll learn what you need to know about here today. The Ty Long No Website System is a program that was…
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    Web Marketing Pros

  • Google Reverses Course and Quietly Adds Press Releases Back to Top News

    Peter Roesler
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    The press release is what is the most basic tools of marketing. It tells target audiences and the media what’s happening with a company, provides quotes for potential articles, and links people back to the company making the release. Since last year, press releases didn’t provide a strong SEO boost because Google devalued press release links due to abuse by spammers. Google has reversed course when it starts about press releases and quietly announced last week that they no longer devalue all press release links, and haven’t for a while. This algorithm change in support of press…
  • Twitter Study Shows Value of Marketing Tweets and Best Tactics for Each Retail Category

    Peter Roesler
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Though Twitter has 288 million monthly active users, the company is still working to convince business owners, as well as investors, that the brand has value for advertising and marketing purposes. There are good reasons for marketers to believe that a lot can be accomplished with 140 characters and that the people on Twitter are good target audience. Recent studies on the shopping behavior of Twitter users shows the platform is good for inspiring behavior in potential customers and the best ways to do it. Twitter partnered with Millward Brown and Crimson Hexagon to conduct two studies to…
  • 10 Stats About Selling Groceries in the Digital Age

    Peter Roesler
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Knowing about the trends in food production and grocery sales can benefit business owners in various ways. Companies that produce foods or beverages can use this data to decide what new products to make or which items need to be retired. Similarly, retailers can use this information to create better marketing campaigns that feature the items or themes that can get consumers to try a brand or store for the first time. Increasingly, customers are researching the brands they use and shopping online for healthy, specialty products. Here are 10 recent statistics about marketing groceries to…
  • Google Gives More Detail on Mobile Friendly Label Update

    Peter Roesler
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    In less than 30 days, mobile search on Google will get a huge makeover and business owners need to be ready. Starting April 21st, Google will begin labeling some sites in mobile search as “mobile-friendly”. As we covered when the label was still being tested, this change can have a huge effect on the traffic some websites receive. In recent statements, Google has clarified how this change is going to take place. The mobile-friendly algorithm update is a major change as every page displayed on search will have be judged mobile-friendly or not. So unlike most algorithm updates that affect a…
  • Pinterest Explains “Pinnabilty” System that Determines Home Feed

    Peter Roesler
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    One of the challenges of running a social media platform like Pinterest is the fact that people generate a lot of content. Deciding which pins to show, out of the thousands that could be shown, has a huge effect on the effectiveness of Pinterest marketing campaigns. The pins that get shown in the home feed have a greater chance of being repinned or clicked. To help business owners improve their marketing, Pinterest has explained how “Pinnability” is used to determine what gets shown. Back in August of 2014, Pinterest switched from a simple, chronologically based display of pins (where the…
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    Digital Marketing Radio

  • Digital Marketing Technology & Blogging – CHRIS GARRETT | DMR #95
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm Chris Garrett is Co-Author of the ProBlogger book and Chief Digital Officer at Copyblogger Media. You can find him over at
  • How to start an eCommerce business - PAUL RYAZANOV | DMR #94
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Paul Ryazanov is an event speaker and a digital marketing expert with a focus on helping retail businesses with their eCommerce strategy. You can find him over at Read the full show notes here:
  • Google Plus for Business tips - MARTIN SHERVINGTON | DMR #93
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Martin Shervington is a consultant, speaker, trainer and coach on all things Google. He’s the community manager for Plus Your Business – you can find him over at Read the full show notes here:
  • What is Content Marketing? - CHRIS MARR | DMR #92
    8 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Chris is the founder of The Content Marketing Academy - Scotland's first and only annual content marketing conference. He's also founder and host of The Marketing Academy Podcast. You can find him over at Find the full show notes here:
  • Audio Recording Equipment - COLIN GRAY | DMR #91
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Colin’s a Podcaster and Online Educator, and has been teaching Podcasting skills for over 6 years. You can find him over at Read the full show notes of this episode here:
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    SuccessOnTheFly Marketing Blog

  • How To Get Customers Without Spending Any Money (Infographic)

    Mark Huber
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    My favorite online mentor, Neil Patel from ‘Quick Sprout’ make a fabulous infographic that shows how to get customers without spending any money. Pay close attention to what he has put together. Following his wisdom has helped me tremendously and I know it will help you also… Tweet this Courtesy of: Quick Sprout Tweet this How do you currently grow your business without spending any money? I personally like #5, ‘guest blogging’. This is much easier than you might think and you will reap the rewards for a long time to come. Now you know 9 strategies on how to get…
  • The 3 Tools I Use To Create My Brand And Make Money Online!

    Mark Huber
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Tweet this   Interested in discovering The 3 Tools I Use To Create My Brand & Make Money Online? Well, today’s you lucky day because I am going to share my 3 tools for online success with you. I am going to share with you The 3 Tools I Use To Create My Brand & Make Money Online because I am constantly asked what are the basic tools and systems that I use to succeed online… To create your ‘brand’ and make money online you only need 3 tools! These 3 tools will allow you to create: 1. A ‘lead capture’ system. 2. A ‘webinar’ system 3. A ‘follow up’ system…
  • Top 10 Ways to Generate Leads From Your Website [Infographic]

    Mark Huber
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Are you interested in discovering the Top 10 Ways to Generate Leads From Your Website? You are in luck today! Here are the Top 10 Ways to Generate Leads From Your Website courtesy of Omnicore. Tweet this Infographic is courtesy of Omnicore Tweet this Question: Which of these Top 10 Ways to Generate Leads From Your Website are you using? Let us know in the comments section below! The post Top 10 Ways to Generate Leads From Your Website [Infographic] appeared first on SuccessOnTheFly Marketing Blog.
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    What’s Hot In Internet Marketing

  • 4 SEO Metrics that Matter for your Small Business

    Brittany West
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    When it comes to your website, we know there is a seemingly endless list of metrics available that can become distracting and confusing. From data sets regarding the demographics of your website traffic to reports on site referrals and traffic amounts, it is difficult for most small business owners to determine which sets of data Read More The post 4 SEO Metrics that Matter for your Small Business appeared first on What’s Hot In Internet Marketing.
  • Don’t Let Your Website Go Down Due To a Missed ICANN Verification

    Brittany West
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Warning: Your website might be at risk! A recent change at ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has put in place an email verification requirement for the owner contact listed with the domain’s registrar. This new rule states that when the owner contact data is updated (whether it be email address, physical address Read More The post Don’t Let Your Website Go Down Due To a Missed ICANN Verification appeared first on What’s Hot In Internet Marketing.
  • Is Your Mobile Website Prepared for This Major SEO Update?

    Brittany West
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Time is running out for websites that don’t have responsive design. A major change in Google’s search engine algorithm will affect worldwide mobile search results in all languages, having a significant impact on search traffic. Is your small business’ website equipped with responsive design for mobile devices? If not, here’s a big reason to fix it.  Read More The post Is Your Mobile Website Prepared for This Major SEO Update? appeared first on What’s Hot In Internet Marketing.
  • What is Bounce Rate and How does it Affect Your Small Business

    Brittany West
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    What is Bounce Rate? In the world of internet marketing, there are plenty of terms that can be confusing. One of the terms most commonly confused is “bounce rate.” Bounce rate refers to the occurrence of a visitor who arrives on your site, views one page and then immediately leaves. Therefore, the bounce rate is Read More The post What is Bounce Rate and How does it Affect Your Small Business appeared first on What’s Hot In Internet Marketing.
  • Small Business Website Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Ignore

    Brittany West
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:26 am
    Getting your website design wrong can be a costly and time-consuming affair that will cost you more than just the money to fix the site itself. You never get a second chance for a great first impression, so it is imperative that your website always looks its best. Here are some common mistakes to avoid Read More The post Small Business Website Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Ignore appeared first on What’s Hot In Internet Marketing.
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    Nolan Wilson Freelance Blog | Toronto Freelance Writer | SEO | Social Media

  • How To Manage Web Content Effectively

    Nolan Wilson
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    Creating a website is extremely easy these days. You sign up for a service, get a host, and just start building. There are step by step tools that can help even the most inexperience wannabe webmaster put together a professional grade site in hours, something that many people who would otherwise never have dreamed of owning a site take advantage of regularly. The complicated part comes with maintaining that site. In particular, managing the content can be a stressful proposition. If you are planning on monetizing or growing your site, it is even more of a daunting take. Not only do you have…
  • Don’t Give up on Google+ Just Yet: Why it Needs to be Part of Your Social Media Marketing Plan

    Nolan Wilson
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Ask any online marketer what they think about Google+, and most of them will probably roll their eyes and sigh. While it’s true that some brands have great success on Google+, most marketers struggle to get their G+ campaigns off the ground. It’s often hard to find, let alone engage, your audience on G+. In fact, Forbes has gone as far as to call G+ a “ghost town”. But if you do locate your target audience and create engaging content that people want to share, G+ can take your social media and content marketing efforts to the next level. We may not like G+, but it’s an absolutely…
  • 7 More SEO Tips No Business Can Overlook

    Nolan Wilson
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Last week we gave you seven great SEO strategies that have withstood the test of time – and changing algorithms. Google evaluates your website against more than 200 factors before it shows your link (or not) on organic search results, so there’s a lot you can do to make sure your website is up to snuff. That’s why we’re back with seven more SEO tips for your website. Use a Site Map You may see it as a useless, annoying page that simply lists links to all your other webpages, but search engines love site maps. Site maps help search engines understand the structure of your website,…
  • 7 SEO Tips No Business Can Overlook

    Nolan Wilson
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    The practice of search engine optimization has been around for years, and SEO experts have seen tactics come and go like the tides. If the tactics are the tides, then Google is the moon. Some tactics that used to be considered “white hat” are now considered “black hat”. Using these methods will actually harm your website’s ranking, and you may not be able to repair the damage. However, there are some strategies that have withstood the test of time, and they will continue to improve your organic search ranking (at least until Google decides it doesn’t like them, but we don’t…
  • Why Doesn’t My Audience See My Facebook Post?

    Nolan Wilson
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:32 am
    When Facebook launched in 2004, it was lauded for its ability to connect brands with their followers for little or no cost. All you had to do was post content on your page, and everyone who liked your page would see it. Unfortunately for Facebook (and for users), this wasn’t an effective method of generating profit. Facebook held its initial public offering (IPO) in May of 2012, and a few short months later, organic reach tanked by up to 80%. The organic reach of Facebook posts has been on the decline since its IPO. It now sits at a measly 6%, which leaves social media marketers, large…
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    Web Brain Infotech

  • SEO: What it Used to Be Vs What It is Now

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:22 am
    SEO is completely changed from its past. Day by day Google is rolling out their algorithm updates and force webmasters to change their Strategy too. What it used to be is now a history but what it is now is a key to enjoy ROI. So, it’s the time to ditch your old SEO methods and update you with new SEO methodologies. With Panda, Penguin and other Google algorithm updates, SEO has changed over years and now old activities doesn’t work anymore. I have been reading SEO blogs from my beginning and completely satisfy with Google updates. As we know Google is a Search Engine and it has their…
  • Pros of Using the Internet for Marketing a Business

    24 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    Internet marketing has continued to prove its worth in as far as marketing is concerned. Today, the internet has proven to be a very important platform for marketing any kind of business. If you have any kind of business that you want to improve, you should take advantage of the power of the internet. Why is the internet such an important platform for promoting a business? To start with, the internet is associated with a variety of marketing tools. Unlike most marketing platforms, the internet comes with many marketing tools that make it a very viable marketing platform. The major examples of…
  • How Can You Get Google to Make You More Searchable in Business

    20 Mar 2015 | 4:35 am
    Just underneath Google’s PPC promotions are nearby professional references. Since searchers are progressively intrigued by discovering neighborhood alternatives when they inquiry, Google has chosen to place nearby professional references as near to the highest point of Google as possible. Assuming that your business is appearing in neighborhood results, here are two approaches to get Google searchers to think of you as 60% all the more regularly. To one side of your nearby professional resource, you have the capacity to show more than simply your business’ Google Maps area.
  • Why Should Outsource Your Design and Development Works in India?

    16 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    If we see the term web development, it incorporates variety of subjects into it. Web designing, content management, online marketing are all under its banner. There are many web development companies in India which either provides all the services at one place or only few of them. There are companies which not only design but also provide services related with it. Reputation management and content management are some other services to mention. Promoting and marketing the organization are also looked after. So, there are many such companies which cover all these services in web development and…
  • Be Smart in Your Marketing with Mobile Application

    13 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today, smartphone has become a necessity to everyone. It has changed our life with its features. But it is of no use if there are no applications installed in it. Hundreds of applications are available for downloading serving many purposes at one place. There are applications for maintaining the budget of your house, for transferring files big in size, for reading books & novels and everything else you ask for. It has been possible due to the companies that develop these applications. Many mobile application development companies in India are doing a phenomenal job. They have young…
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    Elementary Digital

  • Get to Grips with the Basics of International SEO

    Owen Radford
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:14 am
    International SEO is the next level for SEO experts. If you are running a complex site that is aimed at various geographical locations then you’re working with a large and complicated SEO strategy in multiple locations and languages. This is our guide to international SEO to help you understand the complexities of the task at hand. Multilingual and multiregional SEO is an ever changing field, so make sure that you keep up to date with the latest advice. Definitions Multilingual SEO – Optimising web content for areas that use different languages. Multiregional SEO –…
  • WordPress Theme Files for Real Beginners

    Andy Holland
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    You’re just starting out running and building your own website. You are probably using WordPress and getting to the point where you want to modify it. However, you’ve opened a how to guide and it has started out with the line ‘open your themes fuctions.php file’. At which point you’ve face-palmed and realised it’s all much harder than you thought. Eh? What is this mysterious PHP file and how do I modify it? Don’t worry. Everybody has to start out somewhere and the very fact that you are trying to do it yourself is commendable. Articles for beginners…
  • Latest Developments in Search – Friday 27th March

    Owen Radford
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    It’s time to take a look over the latest stories and news in search and marketing. Over at Search Engine Round table, Barry Schwartz has picked up on forum chatter from disgruntled adwords users. Apparently a lot of people have seen dramatic declines in their quality scores. Drops of 3-4 are huge for quality scores and people are understandably annoyed and worried. Once you’ve dealt with that problem you have a new opportunity to boost your conversions – Google has expanded product ratings for product listing ads. This started in the US last year and has proved successful so is now…
  • FAQs about WordPress and SEO -Part Two

    Gyles Seward
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
    WordPress has a lot of benefits when it comes to SEO but there is also a lot of misinformation out there. Part two of our series is here to help you untangle the truth from the rumours, based on questions we get asked a lot here at Elementary Digital. You can read part one here. What is a good WordPress hosting solution? There are a few factors which can influence your choice when it comes to WordPress hosting. You can get a virtual private server in the cloud or a physical server in your office and run everything yourself, including backups, upgrades and site restoration. If you don’t…
  • FAQs about WordPress and SEO -Part One

    Gyles Seward
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    Here at Elementary Digital, we often get asked questions about WordPress SEO. To help with this, we’ve created this post which deals with these FAQs to provide you with comprehensive and helpful answers! WordPress is the most popular content management system around. All sorts of websites use it, from blogs and news sites, to company websites and even e-commerce stores choosing it for its adaptability and the huge range of options. Users love it for its easy-to-use dashboard and its capability. It’s perfect for everyone, whether a novice with no understanding of coding and design…
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  • 7 endroits insolites pour un brief Annonceur – Agence à Bruxelles

    Andrea Balducci
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:56 am
    Vous vous préparez pour un brief Annonceur-Agence et vous avez envie de changer d’air? Vous êtes au bon endroit. Le brief est toujours un moment stressant que ce soit pour l’agence ou le client… On le sait, un brief est primordial pour la bonne réalisation d’une campagne et les rencontres entre les deux parties sont également très importantes! Afin que celles-ci se déroulent dans les meilleures conditions, sur un terrain neutre et agréable, que diriez-vous d’une liste des endroits les plus appropriés pour organiser ce brief? Nous avons décidé de lancer une nouvelle…
  • Comment améliorer son référencement sur Google grâce à une agence? [Infographie]

    Andrea Balducci
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    Vous avez de problèmes à être bien référencé sur des moteurs de recherches tels que Google, Bing ou Yahoo? Nous vous présentons une infographie qui montre en image la structure parfaite d’une page web pour le référencement… Enjoy! The post Comment améliorer son référencement sur Google grâce à une agence? [Infographie] appeared first on Blog Sortlist.
  • 4 Reasons Big Retailers Fail at Email Marketing

    Andrea Balducci
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:45 am
    Macy’s and Sears. Big companies, big budgets. They each spend over $1 billion a year on advertising, both have a long history of cool marketing (Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Sears’ FitStudio), and both make a whole lot of sales. Macy’s is the 14th largest retailer in America ($27.8 billion in annual retail sales) and Sears is the 16th ($26.6 billion). However, despite their size and success both retail heavyweights are behind the ball when it comes to email marketing. That’s according to a 2014 study by Chicago based start-up Simple Relevance on email personalization in…
  • The New Advertising Landscape [InfoGraphic]

    Andrea Balducci
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:08 am
    At Sortlist, we love Online Advertising and Infographics! So we decided to share this really straightforward and easy to understand Landscape of Advertising. I hope you will enjoy! 2014 and beyond Emerging Media Players Social Media BreakDown Infographic design by Rachel Gogel The post The New Advertising Landscape [InfoGraphic] appeared first on Blog Sortlist.
  • 5 mistakes to avoid when managing marketer-agency relationships

    Andrea Balducci
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    It was an interesting week here in Belgium and that got me thinking about simple mistakes marketers overlook when appointing and managing agencies, and how these (simple) mistakes can also have dire consequences: 1. Focusing on shiny objects I’ve written before on how to avoid shiny object syndrome in a pitch, but the principle holds true throughout an agency relationship. Shiny objects are a mesmerizing distraction that has you focusing on one thing rather than focusing on the bigger strategic or business issues you’re trying to address. 2. Squeezing agencies too hard With budgets…
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  • Best Custom Design Shopify Templates

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    Gowebbaby design and develop custom Shopify Design Stores. We do have a team of expert designers and Shopify developers to design shopify templates. Please check few of the custom designs for Shopify Stores. Custom Design Shopify Pet Food Store Shopify Ecommerce Template for Maternity Store Custom Shopify Store Design for Printing Company    
  • Migrate Amazon Webstore to Magento Ecommerce Platform

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    As, you all aware about the bad news that Amazon Webstore is going to be close soon, we have a great option to get out of this situation. Yes, if you have your own Webstore, then now with us you can migrate Amazon Webstore to Magento ecommerce platform. As the Webstore services would not be closed before June 2016, you have sufficient time to move on your business to the best ecommerce platform i.e. Magento. What we offer in Migrating Amazon Webstore to Magento? Here are some of the essential features we offer in migrating your Webstore to Magento. Import Amazon products into Magento…
  • Amazon is Going to Shut Down Amazon Webstore Services – July 2016

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
      Yes, you read it right, Amazon Webstore is going to shut down Webstore services in 2016. It’s really a bad news for all business owners, who are currently selling on Amazon webstore. Amazon Webstore is no longer open to new applicants and will be completely discontinued at the end of June next year.   No Official Reason till Now No official reason has been given. But as you can imagine, if as a seller you had invested a great deal of time getting your Amazon webstore up and running, this news would be a real blow and a massive setback for your business. It’s another useful…
  • What You Need in a Shopify E-Commerce Store?

    17 Mar 2015 | 11:16 pm
    As an entrepreneur in any field, it is very important for you to start thinking of the best ways to sell your product. A very important thing that should always guide you is consumer behavior. This is the situation where you analyze the latest trends in consumer behavior and then trying as much as possible to fill the gap. One thing that you should always consider is that of getting into online business. If you have a brick and mortar store, you should do the best you can to get your products online and then selling them to potential clients. This has seemed to work for many businesses which…
  • PHP Programming: Why A Better Choice for Web Development?

    17 Mar 2015 | 6:11 am
    In today’s virtual age of internet, reaching out to maximum number of potential customers globally is no hard task. Companies, both big and small, are opting for a website design and development that helps them enjoy an effective online presence. As the competition of web market rises by leaps and bounds, every organization wants their website to be unique and innovative so that it is capable of holding on to a visitor’s attention quickly and spontaneously. This is where PHP development is of true help that enables a professional to create various attractive websites that are…
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  • Why Your Content Marketing Calendar Sucks and How to Fix it

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Creating a content marketing calendar for your digital marketing or local marketing campaigns is supposed to help you in your content marketing efforts across various channels and platforms. However, some marketers find themselves burdened instead of eased by creating a content calendar, and realizing that it actually does not help much in their brand promotions. There are also those who feel that making a calendar just won’t make any difference in their endeavors. A content marketing calendar is designed to make content marketing easier and more effective. But why are some marketers…
  • 3 New Facebook Features Every Marketer Should Know and Use

    16 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    Facebook is ever evolving, and lately it added new stuff to its roster of features for better social media experience. For businesses, these features will provide new avenues to explore to better attract audience, market brands and create an impact for whooping ROI on social media campaigns. Here are some of the new Facebook features that every marketer should know and explore: 1. Multi-Product Ads Traditional Facebook ads include one image, a headline, post text, description, and a display URL. With the new multi-product ad or carousel, you can rotate several products in one ad. Every…
  • Getting More Phone Calls from AdWords

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    For service-based businesses, AdWords is a very powerful tool for reaching potential customers when they search for product or solution on the web. Over time, AdWords has proven its value when it comes to gaining new customers by getting the attention of people who rely on the search engine in looking up service providers in their locality. Service- based business that depend on phone calls as a first point of contact with potential clients like plumbers, construction services, HVAC, dentists, pest controls and many others, can maximize the benefits they can gain by adding contact feature for…
  • Local Marketing Trends to Watch Out for in 2015

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:22 pm
    The year 2014 served as a preamble for the great things that are about to transpire for local marketing in 2015. The previous year took a step towards innovating local marketing mechanism with Amazon rising to its utmost popularity. The Amazon 2014 phenomenon is just one of the many improvements in online booking, selling and buying which everyone anticipates to continue in 2015. CRMs also came into play with a promise of better features and integration this year, especially for small businesses. This year, amazing things will continue to unfold for local marketing, and here are just some of…
  • Having a Hard Time Dealing with Social Media Trolls?

    6 Feb 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Internet trolls are everyone and they not showing any sign of retreat any time soon. While it is admittedly fun to read trolling comments on social media, it certainly is not fun when they start attacking your business pages. Across social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, trolls hitting brands is not an uncommon thing, especially when a bandwagon is on the roll. Truly, trolls can be anywhere and no business who wants to get “really social” is safe from them.   If you are having problems dealing with trolls in your Twitter accounts and Facebook pages, here are some…
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  • See what email marketing can do for you! [infographic]

    Joanna Pietryka
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    Email is everywhere! We use it at work, we use it to communicate with friends and we use it send commercial messages. Even if you use email marketing on a daily basis, you should remember that if you’re not moving forward you are moving back. You should always look for new ways to improve your email marketing strategy: analyse reports, find new channels, reach new potential customers, develop your content etc. If your actions don’t bring you the ROI you want, try to refine your email marketing strategy. In the infographic below you will find a lot to inspire you on the subject of email…
  • The best newsletter ideas for Easter and Spring

    Joanna Pietryka
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    The days are longer, the nights are warmer and we can finally put our heavy coats and gloves in the back of the closet. Winter is gone and that means it’s time to put together a great newsletter announcing your Spring and Easter promotions. Easter certainly isn’t the biggest event in e-commerce since it isn’t directly associated with buying gifts. Still, as with other holidays, it is a great opportunity for dinner parties, house decorating and…springtime fashions and accessories. We’ve put together some great ideas for your Easter newsletter. Learn from the best! Play with eggs…
  • FreshMail 6.0 is here!

    Paweł Sala
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    FreshMail 6.0 is up and running and it’s packed with new features that we’ve been working on for while. So what’s new? An expanded FreshMail Designer We asked for and got a lot of feedback from our users on what we could do to improve the tools that you use to make beautiful and effective newsletters. We listened to what you had to say and added these new features - More than 100 new webfonts - write in exactly the style that you want Undo and redo commands along with an autosave New tools to edit graphics A global style function - change multiple texts with just one click! An updated…
  • Now even more new templates in FreshMail!

    Marcin Grochowina
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:21 am
    We are always expanding our template library and a fresh batch of new designs has just been added. Now you can choose from among even more great designs to find just the look you want for your newsletter. The variety of styles guarantees that there’s something for everyone and we’ve already started on new templates that will be ready soon. What’s New? FreshMail is dedicated to constantly improving our service and making your experience with the system easier. That’s why we put expert professional designers to work on creating an ever-expanding list of visual layouts to suit every…
  • Using visual content to engage your audience

    Joanna Pietryka
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:36 am
    There is no more driving force in Internet marketing than visual content. The advent of social media has made this even truer in just the past few years. The simple fact of the matter is that words alone will not keep customers engaged. They are an important piece of the puzzle, but they are just one piece. What you show is as important – if not more important – than what you tell. If you want to keep people engaged and involved, you need to find the right balance between the two. So how can your company or business capitalize on the most current trends in visual content marketing? Here…
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  • books to read

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:24 am
    The post books to read appeared first on Palchoice. This post is for all those book lovers, who like to read and read and read more… I have read all these books while i was preparing for my management entrance exam. I know it sound odd but this is how i started my reading habit. This post can also help all those who are [...] The post books to read appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:33 am
    The post 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra appeared first on Palchoice. Man quest is always to learn new things. But we can learn so many new things from our ancient history also. The ancient text is full of wisdom quotes and text. They can teach us how to live a wonderful life. Recently I completed reading the ancient Indian text panchtantra. I tell you this book [...] The post 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you

    28 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    The post 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you appeared first on Palchoice.   Why is there  so much fuss about waking up early in the morning? Why your mother keep on pestering you from the day you started your school to get up early in the morning? What’s so magical about getting up early in the morning? Let’s get it clear that every person is different. Some [...] The post 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you appeared first on Palchoice.
  • top 9 famous quotes of chanakya

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:39 am
    The post top 9 famous quotes of chanakya appeared first on Palchoice. Chanakya was an acclaimed Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal advisor. A professor of economics and political science at the ancient Takshashila University, Chanakya is widely credited for having played the most important role in the establishment of the Maurya Empire. Maurya empire was the first empire in archaeologically recorded history to rule most of the Indian subcontinent. [...] The post top 9 famous quotes of chanakya appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    The post 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies appeared first on Palchoice. Do you find it difficult to motivate yourself for studies? Or do you want to find the ways to motivate your children for studies? If your answer is yes to above questions then I think you are landed on the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the practical things [...] The post 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies appeared first on Palchoice.
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    Disruptive Advertising

  • Why Use PPC Advertising?

    Tim Gilson
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:19 am
    How PPC Advertising Will Help Your Business Take Off…If You Do It Right When I talk to prospective clients about online advertising, I get a lot of questions. Many business owners and marketing executives find themselves overwhelmed trying to decide if pay per click is the best option for their marketing spend. Between all of the traditional marketing methods available, and The post Why Use PPC Advertising? appeared first on Disruptive Advertising.
  • Setting Up Bing Ads Conversion Tracking With The Universal Event Tag

    Casey Walrath
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    One Tag To Rule Them All. If you’ve been doing Paid Search advertising using the Bing Ads platform, you’ve probably gotten an email recently about upcoming changes to Bing Ads conversion tracking. As of July 2015, Bing Ads will no longer support or allow you to edit conversion goals created with Bing Campaign Analytics. I’m here to help you understand what’s The post Setting Up Bing Ads Conversion Tracking With The Universal Event Tag appeared first on Disruptive Advertising.
  • 7 Common AdWords Mistakes

    John Thuet
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
     Follow These Guidelines and You Won’t Get Lost AdWords mistakes…we all make them. My position at Disruptive allows me the opportunity to audit accounts and see where we can put together strategy to improve things for potential clients. Every week I find myself auditing several AdWords accounts; almost without fail there are few major oversights that could have saved money. My hopes in putting The post 7 Common AdWords Mistakes appeared first on Disruptive Advertising.
  • Getting Adwords to Work in a Low Traffic Industry

    Megan Fields
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    Fuel up and get some results for your low-traffic PPC accounts. If you’re a PPC advertiser, you know that one of the biggest struggles can be working in a very low-traffic industry. It’s hard to get the results that you need when the search volume behind your keywords just isn’t there. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help boost your clicks and conversions. Here The post Getting Adwords to Work in a Low Traffic Industry appeared first on Disruptive Advertising.
  • My AdWords Account Is Suspended: What Do I Do?

    Adam Kaiser
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    Get Your AdWords Account Out of Suspension Jail! The online advertising world is enormous, and advertisers are always trying to stay ahead of the competition. Google, of course has to make sure companies follow its advertising policies, which can lead to conflicts and misunderstandings between Google and advertisers sometimes. We often get inquiries about lifting suspended AdWords accounts, and in every case the main The post My AdWords Account Is Suspended: What Do I Do? appeared first on Disruptive Advertising.
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  • Offer More to Your Customers by Becoming an SMS Reseller

    Ariel Hopper
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:44 am
    SMS is one of the hottest marketing tools available right now. Many consumers are over-saturated with emails. Text messages are a great alternative. SMS is quick, convenient and personal. You can easily add SMS capabilities to your current offering. Becoming an SMS reseller enables you to capitalize on the popularity of SMS marketing. If you create your own SMS marketing solution, it will take years of development and tens of thousands of dollars. Choosing to become an SMS reseller allows you to enter the market right now with a fully developed and tested SMS solution. What does your SMS…
  • Gym Marketing Ideas That Will Help You Gain More Clients Today

    Veronica Taylor
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am
    The fitness industry is highly competitive and it is challenging to maintain customer loyalty. Many customers drop off after a few sessions at the gym, and other clients simply switch from gym to gym depending on where they find the best deals each season. In order to gain new clients and keep your clients coming back, you need to offer them something unique. You need to keep them motivated and on track toward their personal goals so they will return for more sessions. You need to build a personal relationship and offer benefits that make your gym more attractive than the competition. Here…
  • Best Practices for Effective Utility Outage Communication

    Veronica Taylor
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:35 am
    Power outages today are not like power outages of the past. When I was a child, there was no such thing as power outage updates. You would know what was happening with the outage when you saw the lights flicker back on. In today’s communication-obsessed world, however, if customers don’t get updates about outages within a half hour they get frustrated. They need timely, accurate information in order to make important decisions during an outage. Your utility customer service team is busy during the outage. How can you improve outage communication without adding a lot of time and…
  • The SimplyCast Story Part 22: Grow Big and Grow Fast

    Veronica Taylor
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:54 am
    When SimplyCast began, we had to choose a first market to focus on. We decided to go for the United States market. Although we would eventually become a global company, we had to start somewhere. We began acquiring American customers and slowly started to expand our international customer base. Once SimplyCast gained a significant Canadian customer base, we realized we had an issue. Many of these customers were asking us where their data was being stored. Were we keeping it in Canada? At the time, we were not. Why were Canadian customers seeking data storage in Canada? Many customers were…
  • Extend the Reach of Your CRM by Adding Marketing Automation

    Ariel Hopper
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:18 am
    You may have the best CRM in the world, but if that’s all you have to offer then you will have a tough time competing against all-in-one solutions. These solutions include CRM capabilities but also have integrated marketing automation tools. Instead of paying for a CRM solution and a marketing automation solution, and having to transfer data back and forth, many businesses are choosing to simply pay for an all-in-one solution that includes everything they need. So what can you do in order to compete, gain new customers and build customer loyalty? Add marketing automation to your…
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  • Make Money Online With Google Adsense (Part 2)

    Soumen Siddhanta
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    Earning money with Google AdSense is a puzzle that a whole lot of trainees find past a time period. They’d chip away at their website for a few hours daily and later assess their AdSense wage for quite some time, as well as the balance still remains on “$0.00″. Then one day, they assess their [...] Make Money Online With Google Adsense (Part 2) is a post fromSoumenSiddhanta dot com
  • Make Money Online With Google Adsense (Part 1)

    Soumen Siddhanta
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:48 am
    Perhaps you have considered how bloggers and earn money with Google AdSense and web site supervisors get their motivations? Yes, certainly, they compose content for their website to allow them to draw in a substantial measure of customers to see it. Yet, in what way would they have the ability to procure cash by simply [...] Make Money Online With Google Adsense (Part 1) is a post fromSoumenSiddhanta dot com
  • 8 Best Leg Workouts Routine You Should Follow

    Soumen Siddhanta
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:54 am
    What is great leg workout routine? Exercises that work the quadriceps, hamstrings and calves will be covered by a great leg workouts routine. In the event you are a newcomer to leg training you’ll need to start off slow until you state your body to manage more training quantity and do less regular workouts. Ensure [...] 8 Best Leg Workouts Routine You Should Follow is a post fromSoumenSiddhanta dot com
  • Affiliate Marketing Tips For the Anti-Social Marketer

    Soumen Siddhanta
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    One thing that many entrepreneurs have in common is the preference to work alone. Unfortunately, in the world today it is necessary to work and play well with others in order to survive. Odious as this may be, there are specific things you can do to fulfill this requirement without exposing yourself to too much [...] Affiliate Marketing Tips For the Anti-Social Marketer is a post fromSoumenSiddhanta dot com
  • How to Find Your Target Market?

    Soumen Siddhanta
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:16 am
    Regardless of what you’re selling you must comprehend your customer base and appeal to their needs and wants. Among the greatest mistakes you’ll be able to make as a marketer is considering your product or service appeals to everyone across the board. Your best option would be to narrow off your target market and offer [...] How to Find Your Target Market? is a post fromSoumenSiddhanta dot com
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  • Facebook’s fame is fading out

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    There was a day when people were curious about Orkut. Making friends, chatting and a lot more, which is history today. Something similar may happen to Facebook. Right after the launch of Facebook, it was pretty weird and difficult to users on social media. But gradually the users started flowing from Orkut to Facebook because it was getting popular among the locals in very corner of the world. It’s worth if Instant Nobody wants to wait for anything. The world is getting faster everyday. If you have to wait for something you will feel bored and may move away. This is the reason why many…
  • Just Give It Back

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    The Cricket World Cup fever has kicked in keeping its million ardent supporters voraciously hooked on to their television sets and radios. They are glued to the screen, passionately cheering the teams they support. Since the beginning of the social media realm and its subsequent marketing activities, it has been a common practice for brands to capitalize on the latest trends – be it sports, fashion or a member of a boy band leaving the charade. Brands attack any fresh trend like a pack of hyenas stalking a wounded animal. But does it really make any sense for a brand to exploit ongoing…
  • Why freedom is important on Social Media

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:21 pm
    “Indian officials are bunch of useless d*cks!” Okay, let’s not judge me here for abusing the government. It’s just a sample of what we can’t say on social media platforms but definitely want to see. As the Section 66A of IT Act that allowed arrests for posting offensive content on social media is taken down talking freely is actually possible now. Three years in jail for one abuse Amendment to India’s Information Technology in 2009 is known as 66A. As per this, the law states the above mentioned punishment for sending offensive messages through computer, mobile, tablet or any…
  • Facebook Money to Your Friend through Messenger

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    Now help your friend with money through Facebook messenger. This is a major enhancement of this huge platform. A feature that interests most is that it’s free and will be available to the US users in few months across desktop, Android and iOS. The giant announced the news on Tuesday. You can make the payments through Visa or MasterCard debit card issued by a US bank. The process of helping your friend with money is pretty simple. Here’s how it goes: Open the conversation tab with your friend Then tap on the $ icon following with the amount you want to send Then select pay and add your…
  • Whatsapp Inc. launches its new Calling Feature

    16 Mar 2015 | 12:32 am
    What consists of a satisfying experience? Imagine sitting at a table of a fancy restaurant, enjoying a beautifully placed 5 course meal. You take immense pleasure in the cocktail followed by the delectable hors d’oeuvre, then the appetizer, the refreshing salad, the main course and finally the best part – the dessert! Who doesn’t love dessert? That’s exactly what Whatsapp’s new calling feature can be compared to – a dessert – because it is absolutely delicious! Free Calls? Woohoo! The world’s most popular instant messaging app finally launches its voice calling feature.
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  • How to Get More Comments on Facebook

    Katie Lance
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:35 am
    If a Facebook post garners no comments, does that status actually exist? Perhaps that philosophical question is best put to the test by investigating how exactly to amp up the number of comments on your own posts. But how to do this? Short of begging and pleading for comments (and you don’t want to do that), how can you convince your Facebook audience to engage with your posts? An Adweek article offers a set of statistics that may chill you if you’re looking to develop and maintain a consistent audience: Less than 10 percent of a page’s fans see most of its posts Many fans will never…
  • How to Double Your Email List (In 90 Days or Less)

    Jenna Dalton
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:23 am
    So you wanna double your email list, hey? The problem is you’re overwhelmed. There are so many different tactics you could try you don’t know where to start. You could run Facebook ads. Start doing more YouTube videos. Put a pop-up on your site. Create a 30-day challenge. All of these tactics could absolutely help you get more subscribers. But how do you know which one to choose? Well, to be honest, I wouldn’t choose any of those. I’d pick guest blogging. Why? Because I used guest blogging to double my email list in less than 90 days. And I’ll show you how to get results like that…
  • How to Snag Online Attention with a How-To or List-Style Post

    Mickie Kennedy
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:18 am
    Increasingly popular ways of drawing online attention are How-To and List articles.  They’re also some of the easiest content to create. As evidenced by the population of Pinterest, YouTube, Instructables, and a million other crafty websites, we citizens of the internet really do love anything remotely instructional. We also love to share photos of when it does or doesn’t work out (See: Pinterest Fails –nailed it). And don’t forget sites like BuzzFeed, the undisputed masters of the List post. Not only are these articles a fantastic method of pulling clicks into your website, but…
  • Q & A from John Paul Aguilar – The Blogging Entrepreneur

    John Paul Aguilar
    22 Mar 2015 | 2:55 am
    Tell us a little bit about you and how you got into blogging? To make a long story short, in 2002 I had a kidney transplant, and to make extra money, I started looking to the internet. I started with Ebay selling then Affiliate marketing and then MLM.  I had success with all 3 over a few years, so I decided to start a blog. The goal of the blog was to share the things I was doing to make money online, and slowly, the blog has grown to much more. Why do you think blogging is a good business? Blogging is a great way to share what you know and how you can help people in a soft selling type of…
  • 12 Most Effective Ways to Create Irresistible Content

    Alan Young
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Today I’m very excited to share with you an excerpt from Scott Aughtmon’s book “51 Content Marketing Hacks: Extraordinary Lessons on Creating Content That Will Help You Sell More and Gain More Customers” For those who don’t know Scott yet he’s the person behind a popular infographic 21 Types of Content We Crave. He’s a regular contributor to and he’s also written for other sites such as and and he’s the author of 2 books called How Your Business Can Survive and Prosper in a…
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  • Expert Tips to Become the Most Productive Person You Know

    Matt Banner
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    Are you looking for ways to make your work day more productive? I see it everywhere – Internet marketers and bloggers alike struggling to find efficiency in their work day. It’s something that I still continue to struggle with from time to time. In order to make sure that my readers learn how to prioritize their day […] The post Expert Tips to Become the Most Productive Person You Know appeared first on On Blast Blog.
  • How to Write a Blog Post with Perfection: The Only Step-by-Step Guide You Need

    Matt Banner
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:51 pm
    A wise man (me) once said that… perfection is not a plateau, instead it’s a stepping stone on the path to true greatness.Click To Tweet Learning how to write a blog post that is shining with absolute perfection isn’t easy, but it is possible. One thing you should understand right off the bat here is […] The post How to Write a Blog Post with Perfection: The Only Step-by-Step Guide You Need appeared first on On Blast Blog.
  • 30 Experts Reveal Their #1 Tip for Blogging Growth

    Matt Banner
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:22 pm
    I had a question that has been on my mind lately… After reading The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan, I started digging deep about blogging in regards to this book. How does a NEW blogger KNOW what to focus on to find success in growth hacking their blog? […] The post 30 Experts Reveal Their #1 Tip for Blogging Growth appeared first on On Blast Blog.
  • 15 Ways to Increase Your Conversion Rate Immediately

    Irina Weber
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:42 am
    Creating a website that’s designed and set up for real success can be a of a mammoth task. No matter how much you’ve worked and improved upon your marketing tactics, increasing your website conversion rate should be the first task on your priority list (and something you should revisit often). This paramount initiative of taking as many […] The post 15 Ways to Increase Your Conversion Rate Immediately appeared first on On Blast Blog.
  • Upcoming Trends for Blogging in 2015

    Matt Banner
    1 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Blogging is a world that is always changing, shifting, and evolving. Trying to keep up with everything can be quite the task. Luckily, On Blast Blog has been here every step of the way this year to help you start a blog and improve upon your skills. Let’s take a look at some of the major […] The post Upcoming Trends for Blogging in 2015 appeared first on On Blast Blog.
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    Email Marketing Tips

  • What to Write in Your Broadcast Emails

    Kristen Dunleavy
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Have you ever been so excited about your latest project that you just wanted to scream about it from the rooftops? Well, consider broadcast emails your business’s megaphone. Broadcasts are perfect for delivering your company’s news, whether you’re announcing a new product, promoting a limited-time sale, or keeping readers in-the-know with your latest email newsletter. That’s the big difference between broadcast and follow up emails. A follow up email series contains evergreen content that you send to people at any time of the year, but broadcasts are for time-sensitive information…
  • New in the AWeber App: Follow Up Stats!

    Kristen Dunleavy
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    You know how you can use the AWeber app to easily check stats on your broadcasts and subscriber engagement, all on one dashboard? We listened to your feedback, and we’re excited to announce that you can now keep tabs on your follow up series, too. Just tap the “Follow Ups” icon within the AWeber app, and you can check open rates on each follow up email. In addition to follow ups, we’ve made it easier to check your sent and scheduled broadcasts too. Just tap “Broadcasts” in the navigation bar. Why keep tabs on your follow up emails? If you’re using a follow up series…
  • Boost Your Subscriber Rate With AddThis + AWeber

    Olivia Dello Buono
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    So you want to grow your email sign ups and drive traffic to your website (and who doesn’t?), but maybe you’re feeling lost about how or where to start. There’s good news: Lightboxes and welcome bars can be a great addition to your current marketing efforts and they’ll help you do just that! And now there’s an easy way to implement them into your digital marketing toolkit with the AWeber and AddThis integration! Engage Your Audience in Minutes How does it work, you ask? By tapping into the power of your WordPress site, AddThis can help increase your audience engagement and extend…
  • Building Customer Loyalty: 3 Tips To Get Customers To Stay

    Olivia Dello Buono
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Imagine for a second that the check engine light in your car comes on. It’s time for a tune-up. After a brief Google search, you discover a service station nearby that’s offering a deal for first-time customers — and they have free coffee. Score! You’ve landed on what seems to be a gold mine. Consumers these days know how to find exactly what they’re looking for online. And why shouldn’t they? With a world of information at your fingertips, hunting down the perfect pizza joint, hair salon or coffee shop is easier than ever. Now that consumers have so many options, it can be…
  • The ASCEND 2015 Lineup Is Here

    Olivia Dello Buono
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    We built ASCEND around the modern marketer. The jack-of-all-trades, so to speak. You’ve got your hands in everything from content to SEO, email to social. And you need a conference that can keep up. As self-proclaimed conference junkies, we’ve been there (and have the badges to prove it). We made note of what works and what doesn’t to create that once-in-a-lifetime experience that we would want to attend. We learned a lot hosting our inaugural event last year, and now we’re back to bring you even more of the content you loved. It’s ASCEND 2015. The Lineup What happens when you put…
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    Rhonda's Reviews

  • Lead Monster Pro

    Rhonda Bezzina
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Lead Monster Vendor: Karthik Ramani Product: Lead Monster Launch Date: 2015-03-24 Launch Time: 9:00 EDT Front-End Price: $37   “This one simple strategy allowed us to making over $50,000 per month in passive income, and we’re able to add tens of thousands of subscribers to our list each and every week, 664% conversions… and it’s instantly deployed within just a few minutes Our exit technology is producing real high level results, that has never been seen before in this industry.” Lead Monster, must be the one product every marketer should own or at least…
  • Azon Authority

    Rhonda Bezzina
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Vendor: Sean Donahoe Product: Azon Authority Launch Date: 2015-04-02 Launch Time: 11:00 EDT Front-End Price: $67-$97   View The Salespage – “Here” Or Join The JV Page – “Here”   Azon Authority   “The Quickest, Easiest and Most Powerful Way to Create REAL Income Streams from Amazon on Autopilot…” Azon Authority is going to be huge, Sean Donahoe always over delivers on everything that he creates, and I guarantee that this is also going to be one of them. Azon Authority sites are awesome and the best that I have seen in terms…
  • Income Society

    Rhonda Bezzina
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Income Society Vendor: Adeel Chowdhry Product: Income Society Launch Date: 2015-03-03 Launch Time: 07:00 EST Front-End Price: $10 Salespage:     Adeel Chowdhry has been smashing the online scene for over ten years. With various top #1 best selling products on networks such as clickbank He knows what it takes to create and launch record breaking launch funnels that put huge money into the pocket of all his partners. #1 Coaching Program The ultimate fast track of all that you need to know to start making cash online. Proven Formula Our case studies are proof…
  • Social Engage

    Rhonda Bezzina
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Social Engage Vendor: Precious Ngwu Product: Social Engage Launch Date: 2015-02-09 Front-End Price: $67 Social Engage creates Landing pages, squeeze pages, sales pages, lead capture forms and even BUY BUTTONS right inside facebook news feed… the only marketing tool you will ever need is social engage. Social Engage will help you collect email leads right from inside your Facebook news feed, using social engage – social marketing technology, this allows you to embed maximum performance opt-in forms.   Social Engage, social marketing software is perfect for the beginner right…
  • Stakk Review

    Rhonda Bezzina
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Stakk Launch Special Stakk is an Amazing WP Plugin that allows you to Create Beautiful Full Page Opt Ins, Videos, Surveys & Exit Pages That Get You More Leads & Sales! Stakk is the latest and newest 2015 WP Plugin fully customizable pop up builder that will make you more leads and sales. Stakk gives you the power to create five different fully customizable pop ups that will instantly transform your lifeless WordPress pages into list building, sales making machines that can be run on any WordPress page and theme, within seconds. Stakk Overview Features: Powerful Full Page Pop Over…
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    Brent Jones Online

  • Boost Twitter Engagement Using 8 Simple Methods

    Brent Jones
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:23 am
    According to Jimmy Hang of Twitter for Small Business, 6 out of every 10 users have made a purchase from a small or medium-sized business they follow on Twitter. And considering there are 288 million active Twitter users, that is a whole lot of transactions that began in less than 140 characters. For the purposes of this article, engagement occurs on Twitter each time a user: Retweets your tweet Favorites your tweet Replies to your tweet Clicks a link in your tweet If your goal is to market your brand or business online, you might be wondering how to boost Twitter engagement. In other words,…
  • 10 Social Media Trends Bloggers Need to Know About in 2015

    Matt Banner
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:35 am
    What began as nothing more than a way to connect people and spread the occasional gossip has now exploded into a way of life for mostly everyone who uses the internet. I am, of course, talking about social media. Years ago, an internet marketer or blogger wouldn’t have given Myspace a second glance as a marketing tool, but now these platforms are a huge part of almost every marketing campaign. As of 2014, reports show that 97% of internet marketers utilize social media, and up to 92% of them are proponents of using these platforms to better their respective businesses. I, for one, am a…
  • Building Relationships with Bloggers

    Brent Jones
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:29 am
    They say that no man is an island, and this is also true of blogs. Of all the strategies to increase your readership, no method gets better results than building relationships with bloggers in your niche. Imagine trying to build a Twitter following without interacting with other Twitter users. Pretty stupid, right? From blogging, to forums, to social media, to email marketing, the entire online space thrives when users connect with one another. Blogging is no different, and experts like Gary Vaynerchuk and Seth Godin have been trying to tell us this for years. Here are five strategies you can…
  • Counting Down the Top 10 Affiliate Marketing Networks

    Brent Jones
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:49 am
    If you are new to affiliate marketing, you may be wondering which products, programs, or services to promote. This list is intended to give you some avenues to explore. For all intents and purposes, we will be strictly looking at CPS networks as we count down the top 10 affiliate marketing networks. If you are wondering what the difference is between CPA and CPS networks, click here. The Top 10 Affiliate Marketing Networks According to mThink, these are the top 10 affiliate marketing networks in 2015: Rakuten Linkshare CJ by Conversant Amazon Avangate eBay Partner Network ClickBank ShareASale…
  • What Is Bounce Rate & Why Does It Matter?

    Brent Jones
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:46 am
    A few months ago, I published a post outlining the different metrics found in Google Analytics. I also promised that in the future I would offer some additional details in terms of what those metrics actually mean. One such term included in that post was bounce rate. And although I covered what is bounce rate, I did not elaborate contextually in terms of: Why it matters What it should be How to lower it The purpose of this post is to offer a brief answer to each of those questions. What Is Bounce Rate? To review, bounce rate is the percentage of your visitors – referred to as Sessions…
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    ADG Online Blog

  • How to go about Programmatic Targeted Units

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Online Media Buying is a major digital marketing activity that derives targeted traffic to one’s website and secures best possible value for that advertisement. The major task in media buying lies in price negotiation and placement of ads. All of us see various banner ads while we are surfing any website or webpage it is […]
  • Obstacles Surpassed by Content to Become the King

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Content marketing has taken a sharp shift from being nothing to everything. Now all the marketing Gurus are suggesting that you must start reaching out the prospects this way. As the importance increase, challenges also increases that make content marketing difficult in present media environment. Let’s go through some of the challenges that content surpasses […]
  • Digital Marketing Approach for Year Ahead

    23 Mar 2015 | 11:02 pm
    As time changed, search marketing shifted away from highly focused keyword optimization and with this changed scenario, it has become crucially important for all other digital marketing functions to become key elements of SEO strategy. Also non digital marketing functions should support in the growth of website traffic. With the below highlights of varying years […]
  • Understanding Google analytics for effective Conversions

    20 Mar 2015 | 12:36 am
    Understanding Google analytics for effective Conversions Google Analytics is a very essential tool that helps you to track source of visitors who were sent on your site and what they did while on your site. Below are some points to make the most efficient of Google Analytics: 1. Understand what is Bounce Rate. The bounce […]
  • Big Data: A Catalyst for Innovation in Social Media Marketing

    16 Mar 2015 | 11:53 pm
    The explosion of innovation is a pervasive phenomenon, every time when we think that marketers are satiated and we began settling down with the innovations, somebody brings some new terminology and the haste begins from square one. We are talking about this because this has repeated once more and the term is called “Big Data” […]
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  • Why Mobile Usability Just Became More Important Than Ever

    Dallas McLaughlin
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    It’s no secret that mobile usability should be at the forefront of all current and future marketing strategies. With 60% of consumers exclusively using mobile to make purchasing decisions, you can see why many businesses are adopting a “mobile first” philosophy when it comes to their website. If there was any question still remaining about how important a mobile friendly site is to the long term success of your internet marketing, Google has delivered a message that should clear things up. Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking…
  • 5 Step Guide to Re-Engaging Your Email List

    Nicole Young
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    Inactive subscribers. A term that an email marketer knows all too well. These are the people who have displayed a decline in engagement by not opening or clicking on your emails. So what could be the reason for these subscribers to go quiet? Well, there are many reasons (which is a whole blog topic in itself), but the most common one is a lack of interest in the content of your emails. But regardless of the reason, you should always have a re-engagement tactic in place, so that you can put yourself back in good standing with your subscribers. In this blog I will outline a 5-step guide for…
  • 5 Questions to Help Build A Strong Marketing Foundation

    Dallas McLaughlin
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    As the number of available marketing tools and platforms continues to grow exponentially, it becomes increasingly more difficult for businesses to outline a cohesive marketing strategy. In my opinion, no matter the number of tools and platforms available the core of the marketing strategy remains the same. Raise awareness, stay in front of potential customers, retain purchasing customers, gather more referrals and measure your results. It’s easy. Now the abundance of tools really becomes a question of, “Which one is best for me? Which tool can I utilize at each step of my…
  • Introducing FireDrum 4.1

    Nicole Young
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Released February 27th, 2015 We’re excited to announce updates to our email marketing platform! The feedback you have provided has allowed us to make some awesome changes that we know everyone will like. These newest features will allow you to send better emails, save time doing it, and get more creative with the emails you send. When you log into your account next time, you will see some new features that have been added to the platform. Some of the highlighted features include: A/B Testing Users will now be able to up their email conversion game by testing time sent, subject line, links,…
  • How Free Email Can Affect Your Businesses Credibility

    Nicole Young
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:07 pm
    An email address can say a lot about your businesses credibility. For example, would you be more inclined to respond to an email from or Chances are, you would choose the email address with the registered email address, because you would know right away who the email came from. In…
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    Wylie Communications, Inc.

  • Create more short pages

    Ann Wylie
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Fewer long pages are less effectiveThink index cards, not toilet paper: Websites with many short pages — as opposed to those with fewer longer pages — work better.Usability experts John Morkes and Jakob Nielsen studied Web visitors’ performance with two versions of a website:One site contained three pages with 4,500 words.The other contained eight pages with 2,500 words.The eight-page, more concise site was:Easier to understandMore memorableFaster to readMore satisfyingBottom line: Break your copy into meaningful chunks, and create a page for each chunk.Catch Your Readers If…
  • Stop it with the ing-ing

    Ann Wylie
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Present participle heads may be worse than labelsBarney Kilgore, the legendary editor of The Wall Street Journal, once wrote: “If I see ‘upcoming’ slip in[to] the paper again, I’ll be downcoming and someone will be outgoing.”Hanging around Stop ing-ing your headlines headlines. Image by Trent StrohmI’m with Barney: Stop ing-ing. Especially in headlines.Now, to be fair, Kilgore’s comment refers to gerunds: verbs that get turned into nouns with the addition of an “-ing,” as in “Writing is fun.”What I’m talking about are…
  • Why be creative?

    Ann Wylie
    7 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Interesting copy helps readers learnIn the early 19th century, German philosopher Johann Friedrich Herbart said that interest leads to understanding, learning and memory — and even inspires readers to learn more.Up, up and away! Creative copy elevates understanding, learning, memory and learning.For nearly 200 years, researchers, philosophers and communicators have seen the link between interest and learning.One of those researchers is Suzanne Hidi, associate member at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education’s Centre for Applied Cognitive Science. In “Interest and Its…
  • Writing in the right direction

    Ann Wylie
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Create written communication guidelinesEver wish you had a reference tool you could hand off to new team members to answer the question, “How do we write around here?”Write it right Writing guidelines get your writers and reviewers on the same page — literally.How about a resource you could use to show serial offenders how to fix label headlines, passive voice or leads that are more likely to get readers to take a nap than to take action?Wouldn’t you love to present a document that helps you tell your approvers, “While I personally would love to press…
  • Captivate your audience

    Ann Wylie
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Three ways to make your copy more creative“Nobody ever sold anybody anything by boring them to death.”— David OgilvyOgilvy was right.If you want someone to buy what you’re selling — whether you’re pitching products and services or positions and ideas — you must first engage them.Draw them in Want to grab reader attention? Make Your Copy More Creative.And nothing engages audience members quite so well as creative material. Creative elements get attention, communicate more clearly and enhance credibility. They paint pictures in your audience members’…
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  • How Did Scent Sations Inc and Mia Bella Candles Begin?

    Steven Suchar
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Show some social love by sharing this post!It truly is an inspiring story… …one that I would love to share with you right now. It’s a make you feel warm inside type of story, you know, fuzzy like. If you’ve never heard of Scent Sations Inc and Mia Bella Candles yet, this blog post will dial you right into what’s happening in Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania on George Avenue. How it all began…   Bob Scocozzo and Charles Umphred were introduced to home based network marketing back in 1988. They both have reached top level positions in every company they were…
  • Free Leads For MLM Are Sweet Like Honey!

    Steven Suchar
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Show some social love by sharing this post!Gathering free leads for mlm is as straightforward as… Leaving comments on blogs which are closely related to the products or services that you are representing. When you are working multilevel marketing, you need to set a target for the quantity of comments that you leave every day. It should be expected that not every comment you write is going to be permitted by the respective blog owner. Until you become known on the blogging circuit, you may not even receive a click through back to your website/blog off of your comments. Don’t…
  • Success In Network Marketing – A Perfect Mix!

    Steven Suchar
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Show some social love by sharing this post!A lot goes into cooking up success in network marketing… Dedication, discipline, persistence, passion and so much more. If success in network marketing is what you are shooting for, then it’s not something you will work only when you feel like it. You have to set your ambitions and progress towards those goals. But, do you even understand what your goals are? Masses of people live from day to day never knowing what their ideal goal is. A survey among collegiate students was taken not so long ago. They were asked to jot down their goals in…
  • Any Lead Generation Website Proudly Serves!

    Steven Suchar
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:59 pm
    Show some social love by sharing this post!A lead generation website encourages a visitor to request more information… If you do not have an opt-in box on your website/blog for the purpose of lead generation, you should consider adding one. You should also take a look at a reliable automated system that runs your email campaigns as well. There are two premier communications companies that are capable of handling all of your email needs, they are AWeber and GetResponse. These ‘all inclusive’ systems can be configured to send out a collection of sequenced messages to anyone…
  • Is Your MLM Sponsoring Turn Key?

    Steven Suchar
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Show some social love by sharing this post!One of the most significant parts of network marketing is mlm sponsoring… After you have learned how to recruit the best people into your social marketing team, this can insure that your earnings will begin to grow quickly. Without a doubt, the like minded individuals in your group will be extremely motivated and want to do as well as you do, perhaps even better. It’s kind of funny though, the masses who buy into a multilevel program for the most part, do not have the right stuff. Why do you think that the wrong type of person is being…
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    BringsBrand - Digital Marketing Tips & Trends 2014

  • The five most important factors for improving Ecommerce conversion and sales? [infographic]

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:46 pm
    Creating website conversion strategies to improve ROI Over the last four years we have completed research with thousands of digital marketers in collaboration with Econsultancy reviewing what they are doing to improve their website conversion. There are literally hundreds of different ways to improve conversion and we know digital marketers battle to know where to […]
  • The Ideal Length for All Online Content

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:38 am
    Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much? I tend to get carried away. And for the times that I do, it sure would be nice to know if all this extra typing is hurting or helping my cause. I want to stand out on social […]
  • What Really Happens When Someone Clicks Your Facebook Like Button

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:27 am
    Funny, we’ve had the Facebook Like button along the side of every Buffer blog post for the past several years. And I don’t think I’ve ever clicked it. I’ve hoped that others would, of course. I hope they click all the share buttons. But until now, I’ve never known what that experience was like for the […]
  • 35 Tactics To Improve Your 2015 Content Marketing

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:45 am
    10 Big 2015 Content Marketing Predictions As we enter 2015, content marketing moves beyond a strategy to supplement your marketing to an integral part of your business plans and operation. 10 Big 2015 content marketing predictions Here are the 10 big 2015 content marketing predictions and related tactics you need to get your business on […]
  • Hacking AdWords For Low Budget Campaigns

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:21 am
    Have you wanted to start with AdWords but severely lack the budget? I have been there a few times and currently just launched a campaign with a very low $300 a month budget. I am going to share with you the hacks I use to launch a low budget campaign that has a global niche. […]
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    Nick Logan Blog

  • Teespring: A Fool-Proof Approach to Launching a Successful Campaign

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    Remember that iconic t-shirt that Marlon Brando wore in A Streetcar Named Desire? We all do! It’s a plain white tee, yet the world still remembers it as iconic. Now, what does it take to inspire someone to innovate the next iconic t-shirt? T-shirts as plain canvases From all the available media, T-shirt still remains to be the best medium to convey any type of message. It’s in plain sight. It’s fashionable. It’s desirable. And that’s where Teespring comes into play. Remember Teespring, my favorite crowdfunding t-shirt online resource? From all the crowdfunding online websites, this…
  • How To Make the Most Out of Your Time? Free Project Tracking Software That Can Change Everything!

    1 Feb 2015 | 2:26 am
    Do you often catch yourself wishing that one day could last 48 hours instead of 24? Well, I am sorry for saying this, but maybe if you tried to manage your time more effectively and didn’t procrastinate so much, you could get more done in just under 24 hours! A few months ago, the sentence above was my mantra. I kept saying that I don’t have time for anything, that I was exhausted, I need more time etc. But in reality, what I really needed was a reality check. I needed to find a way to organize my time better. And I found it! Just what the Universe ordered! Good…
  • (Ebook Review) T-Shirt Business – How To Work From Home Starting Your Own Online Business In A Popular Teespring Niche!

    Nick Logan
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:40 am
    The book that spills all the secret on how to design high sale appeal t-shirts and make decent passive income! “I don’t care that they stole my idea . . . I care that they don’t have any of their own” is a famous quote by Nikola Tesla. In the 21st century, it is the visionaries that make the world go round. However, if you are willing to follow the crowd and follow instructions, you can also strike it rich. And in order to do this, you don’t have to invest your hard earned pennies, to borrow or steal money. The hardest thing you will have to do is move the computer mouse and…
  • Master Facebook Marketing Like a Pro: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On How To Increase Facebook Engagement

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:47 am
    Do you wonder why your Facebook posts get so little engagement? Do you wonder why your posts never go viral? Well, wonder no more. It has nothing to do with luck and has a very slim connection to content: it is all about choosing the right set of words and the right timing. In this blog post, I will teach you how to increase the engagement on Facebook, but if you really want to make Facebook work for you, I suggest you read my book Facebook Marketing For Business. In this book I am revealing the ways in which you can reach out to your targeted audience and make your voice heard, sell your…
  • 8 Mobile Apps That Can Help You Earn Money & Rewards

    15 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
    Slowly but steadily smartphones have become a huge, immense part of our lives. We have become so attached to them, we even take them where the king goes alone (don’t you try to deny it, we all do it). The smartphone addiction We check social media statuses while we wait at the bus station, we send emails while waiting for an appointment at the doctor’s office, we play Candy Crush Saga while we wait in line at the coffee shop. But… Did you know that your smartphone can earn you some money? Train your smartphone to work for you! Oh yes, the phone can take some of the financial…
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  • SEO Myth – Is SEO going to DIE?

    Saurabh Sharma
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Intro I don’t know why but nowadays confusion has been created in the mind of people because whenever I do research to check other webmasters opinion then I found that most internet marketers are now accepting SEO as just the myth and as a result people have began to abandon its importance. Even if you do a search in Google regarding “is SEO Myth” then you will be astonished after reading the replies of users as all have the same thoughts and they’re keep saying that “Yes SEO is just a rumor” and by seeing all these views, others web experts seems to be confused. Look, you don’t…
  • How and ways to decrease the bounce rate of website?

    Saurabh Sharma
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    Intro If your increased bounce rate is becoming a big concern for you and have been exhausted by adopting multiple methods but still does not succeed then you need to be alert because it reflects that your working style isn’t functioning correctly. There can be many flaws by which it’s all possible but sometimes errors not only present in your work rather may also be available in your website’s structure, therefore patrolling of website and working strategy must be done carefully. Don’t leave any aspect unchecked because when all the things will be in rhythm only then will you find…
  • Why my website ranking is going down – factors and myths

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    From Shutterstock Intro I understand that if your website is the main source of your livelihood then a little stir in search ranking is enough to intimidate us and this fact cannot be denied even by me or you. A former SEO friend of mine was on the same situation after Google’s panda and penguin update and he had lost the entire keyword ranking in Google and because of this count of advertiser also dropped. But, he still was unswerving on his way and took a few months to achieve the same point again. Many factors may include behind the scattering of a website’s SEO rank but the two most…
  • Why my SEO strategy isn’t working

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:20 pm
    From Shutterstock Intro Some questions that are bothering you; I’m working very hard to achieve the good quality business leads with my website but failed. Will my SEO strategy only be operational after the long wait? My desire of good results has been broken because despite of absolutely systematic work, I’m not getting any benefit. SEO, a practice that is the very first step for any webmaster subsequently, we do begin to focus on other working style like email marketing, social media or other else. When this functioning (SEO) does not yield us then we begin to feel frightened and this…
  • What is the best SEO strategy for long lasting website

    Saurabh Sharma
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Intro Traders tendency are now moving to the Internet and daily new entrepreneurs are beginning to work on the Internet. Some of the online businessman’s are included in the list of the world’s richest people thanks to the widespread reach of internet. If you are also resorting to the Internet to earn your living then you have to think deeply about all the SEO techniques because it can improve the economic situation of your website and by working out in the right way, your website will be able to give you the desired and enough traffic to generate top business leads. One mistake can…
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    WhatCounts - Enterprise Email Marketing Solutions

  • Opens, Clicks, Conversions – Oh My! What to do to boost engagement in your emails

    Victoria Lopiano
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    Getting more engagement on your emails is the ultimate quest for email marketers. We’re all looking for the silver bullet that will give way toimproved metrics and subscribers who don’t just open, read, and click content, but crave it regularly. While I can’t provide you with a magic solution to this never-ending goal, I can provide some insight about how to boost engagement metrics and craft killer content to help you send emails people want to receive. We‘re all-in for email here at WhatCounts, which means we have a lot of email experts on our team. I wanted to leverage some of…
  • How Social Coupons Drive Email Remarketing Campaigns

    Joy Ugi
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    From the beginning the coupon was a successful marketing tactic, starting with Coca-Cola’s original coupon for a free Cola in the late 1800s. It’s estimated that between 1894 and 1913, one in nine Americans had received a free Coca-Cola as a result of their coupon campaigns (a total of 8,500,000 free drinks). While coupon tactics evolved throughout the century, the most recent innovation, digital coupons, has stemmed from the digital revolution. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing industry expert Alex Brookbank about social coupons in the evolving digital age and how they help…
  • Who knew? Insights from testing our newsletter send time

    Victoria Lopiano
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    When’s the best time to send an email newsletter? If we had a dollar for every time we’ve been asked that question, well… let’s just say we’d have a lot of dollars. We know (and hopefully you do, too!) that the answer to this question can only be determined through testing: testing of your email, against your unique list of recipients, for date, time, and frequency preferences. So, the better question is: When’s the best time for your company to send your newsletter? That’s the question we asked ourselves a month ago. Ready, set, TEST. It was high time we evaluated our own…
  • It’s Official: The First CASL Fine

    Brad Gurley
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    In July 2014, nearly three years after its initial passing, the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) was enacted by Canada’s government, which imposed strict fines on senders who failed to follow guidelines around permission and identification. Since then, many in the industry had questioned the extent to which the law would be enforced. Last week the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, (CRTC), the body that oversees CASL compliance, answered many of those questions by imposing the first CASL fine. The CRTC sent a notice of violation about the first CASL fine to…
  • How We Increased our Email Engagement Rate

    Joy Ugi
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Something I got tired of doing recently was sending our weekly newsletter. Don’t get me wrong, the process of creating the newsletter is a thrill I wouldn’t miss out on: choosing the content from partners and industry experts, carefully combing through stock photos and creating imagery. Crafting the perfect copy for each section in hopes of driving our email engagement rate up…it’s fun. The part I got tired of was the design. It was responsive, it was on brand, it was great. But to me, it just seemed a little outdated, as are a lot of things I look at every day (can’t wait to get a…
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  • Where there’s a WILL there’s a WAY

    Kris Whitehead
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    One of New Hampshire’s own is making a name for herself in business.  Remarkable by itself, running and operating your own business while battling Type 1 Diabetes… There’s just a little more to the story.  Sure, many people all over the world have to get up, go to work, put their “happy” face on and bring home the bacon.  It’s just a fact of life…yet, what makes this story so meaningful, is that Bella Walley, age 10, with the help of her mother is making big waves.  I want you to take the time to watch this short newsreel from WMUR’s Channel…
  • Science Backs Meditation for Making Your Life Better

    Kris Whitehead
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    Are you skeptical about meditation or maybe think you don’t have time to incorporate it into your daily life? Think Again…Research Suggests that if you aren’t meditating you’re short changing yourself. Before I get into some of the facts, I want to tell you how I came upon meditation and why I was compelled to begin. I remember being a teenager in the 80’s and Mom had a book on meditation. Being the curious boy that I was, I decided to read a little of it…(that should have been the first sign of my Attention Deficit Disorder ) Anyway, I remember…
  • The 3 Scientific Triggers that Force People to Like You

    Kris Whitehead
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We’ve all heard of the “know, like, trust” factor…and with all other factors being equal, people do business with those they know, like, and trust.  Although it sounds easy enough, in today’s world, many people are doing business with others online, and building rapport isn’t as easy as going to your local networking meeting and sparking a connection…or is it? Okay, picture this… You walk into a room full of people you’ve never met and you have ONLY one objective. To meet the 5 people in the room who will want to do business with…
  • 3 FREE Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Blogposts

    Kris Whitehead
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:01 am
    I was doing research online looking to deliver a few cool tips for you to increase traffic to your website through your blogs and the amount of free information out there is not only prevalent, it’s down right overwhelming. If you are committed to creating original and thought-provoking content here are a few tips that will help you find more eyeballs for your blogs (that hopefully you’re leading to sign up for your RSS feed or newsletter..right?) Find a Leader Who Will Teach You I don’t know about you but finding someone (not a company) who is already driving massive…
  • The Simplest Ways to Make the Most of Networking

    Kris Whitehead
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:10 am
    I remember when I first began networking I really struggled to get tangible results.  In fact, I was so anxious, that I’d wait at least 1/2 hour until after the event began just to ensure that whomever had invited me was there, so I’d have someone to talk to.  Yet, I rarely met anyone new.  I didn’t know how to approach people, I didn’t know what to say, and I was just counting the minutes until the event was over so I could go home and pat myself on the back for showing up at all… If you struggle with Networking and getting the most out of it, if you have…
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  • Remove Your Page From Facebook Business Manager With This Easy Hack

    Brittany Botti Lerch
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Facebook revealed a new portal for businesses to access their Facebook pages last year called Facebook Business Manager, to help Facebook page admins to manage all of the activity surrounding their page. And they have started to prompt Facebook page owners to opt in. The problem is, that once you opt in to the Facebook Business Manager, you can’t opt out. This tool is not for everyone, and for most page owners the Business Manager is not necessary. One of the main complaints page owners have is that they can’t access their page through their Facebook profile, which puts a barrier…
  • Are Facebook Ads Necessary?

    Brittany Botti Lerch
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:52 am
    Are Facebook Ads Necessary? Yes. I’ve been fighting this admission for a while now. I don’t want to believe that it’s necessary to pay for Facebook ads for your page in order to be successful, grow page likes, increase website click-throughs, and increase revenue. But for the average business page, it has gotten to the point where if you are not paying for Facebook ads, you’re simply not in the game. Even though I am admitting that it is necessary to use Facebook ads if you are marketing on Facebook, I’m not saying that it’s some kind of trick Facebook is playing to get more…
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  • The Beginner’s Guide to Setting up pay-per-click campaign

    Better Graph Team
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Whether to establish a newly launched brand, promote a new product, advertise about sale or increase visitors toward website, PPC is the best place to start. PPC means Pay Per Click. It is a powerful tool for marketing campaign. Here, the marketers basically pay certain amount to the owners of the website, where the users have clicked the advertisement that is drafted by marketers. Setting up PPC campaign is not a piece of cake for everyone. There is a requirement of awareness regarding all the steps to deploy PPC campaign successfully. Before coming to these steps, first of all, the…
  • How To Strategize Online Reputation Management: Learn Significant Tips

    Better Graph Team
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:52 am
    Many people form opinions about the company by reading the reviews on the internet. The emergence of social media, online review and community websites have enabled the users to write review and feedback regarding any business easier and faster. If the audience gives positive statement, then it is fine. But, when the negative reviews are shared, then it is imperative for all businesses to be aware of what people are writing about them, so that they can define relevant measures to save their reputation. As we all know, any business cannot cease the people from sharing negative review, but…
  • Top 6 Ways To Boost Online Sales, Leads & Website Traffic

    Better Graph Team
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:18 pm
    In order to increase online sales, leads and the website traffic, many companies are working relentlessly. But, due to ineffective strategies, they do not get the anticipated output or they bring their business in a failure state. Optimizing sales, leads or web traffic is not an easy task, it requires systematic approach that this blog elaborates within 6 points. Let’s Have a Glance Over The 6 Strategic Tips 1. Understand Your Audience Audience plays a key role in pushing the business. Before preparing any content or post for your website and social media page, you should know your audience…
  • Hire PPC Experts: Why Should Every Business Think About It!

    Better Graph Team
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:02 pm
    PPC (Pay Per Click) is an effective approach to run marketing campaign for every type of company (especially the start-ups). It is a faster process as compared to SEO, but not easy to deploy. For deploying PPC successfully, the expertise is required, which is only possessed by PPC experts. If you are thinking of launching the Pay Per Click campaign, then also think of hiring the expert even you have team of marketing specialists. The dedicated PPC experts have been associated in this domain for many years, therefore they know every key tactic that can lead to expected marketing target.
  • Why You Should Think Of Call Only Ads For Your Advertisement Campaign

    Better Graph Team
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:56 pm
    The usage and users of the mobile are mushrooming at fast pace. According to the report, it has been evaluated that: I. Around 80% of the mobile users prefer their mobile device to shop the products. II. More than 65% of the smartphone users like to search the businesses on their phone and call them directly. III. Nearly 82% of the mobile users search the product (that they are going to shop) on their mobile devices. Overview About Call-Only Ads Call-Only Campaign ads are similar to PPC ads. It has been structured to insist the users for calling the advertiser directly, instead of clicking on…
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  • Tips on Using Social Media Engagement Symbols

    Kat Fitzsimmons
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Social media, it’s all about connecting with friends, colleges and like minded people online. There are some basic symbols that are used within #socialmedia content that help people connect and engage an audience.  Here is a simple explanation of using the most common social media symbols that will help social engagement: the # hashtag, the + symbol and the @ symbol. The #Hashtag Symbol. When adding a # hashtag in front of a relevant topic words, keywords or phrase, such as #socialmedia, allows  posts that are about social media to be categorized for this topic. This results…
  • Lightbox Ads Bring Full-Screen Creative to the Scale of the Web.

    Kat Fitzsimmons
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:05 pm
    WHAT?Lightbox Ads are a high impact ad experience allowing you to embed stunning ad content such as: video, catalog or a game into an ad unit. Ad then expands into almost a full-screen view, while background dims out. WHY?Strengthen brand-to-customer relationship by engaging the customer with your content. Advertiser pays thru cost-per-engagement (CPE) pricing, only pay when user becomes involved with ad.POST Ads - Unbelievable! I see this as the ultimate in advertising. Turn your Google + post into a display ad. People can join a Hangout On Air, comment, follow your brand, or…
  • Remarketing with Facebook Custom Audiences

    Kat Fitzsimmons
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:28 am
    I found this to be a very useful tip regarding remarketing to your customer email list on Facebook. Thanks to  +Matthew Weltz  for posting this in the Google Partners Community. See more details about creating a Custom Audience List in Facebook here.You can segment your email lists for a specific relevant audience for the post to be promoted. Promoting to a relevant audience engages the viewer, and they are more inclined to like your page.
  • Google Analytics Custom Dashboards

    Kat Fitzsimmons
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    Google Analytics Custom DashboradsThis is not new but rather a quick mention about Custom dashboards in Google analytics. I recommend checking out these pre-formatted dashboards hosted in the Analytics Solution Gallery. You can select from a variety of qualified dashboards that will show key marketing points, at a glance. Find dashboards that work for you and download them into your analytic view. Create your own custom dashboard and share if you would like.
  • Google My Business - White Page

    Kat Fitzsimmons
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Google My Business Tips and DetailsGoogle My BusinessFor all that watched the recent Google Partners Connect event,  10-15-14. Fred Vallaeys spent a significant amount of time talking about the new Google My Business product which is what Google Places has become. I think we all know the significance of having this account. My partner Yext, sent me a white page about Google My Business that includes even more tips, tricks and details about this product. If you haven't seen this white page already you can see it here.
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  • Why Your Website Won’t be Visible in Google Search After April 21st

    Ekaterina Lepikhina
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:18 pm
    The notion of mobile-friendly sites and responsive design is not new. But this time it is going to affect your rankings in a serious manner. Google is launching a mobile-friendly ranking algorithm on April 21st, 2015. Mobile Search Evaluated On A Bigger Scale It is not surprising that Google’s upcoming algorithm update is aimed at mobile search results since more than 80% of Internet users have smartphones these days. A few months ago if your website was not responsive it mostly meant frustrated visitors and lower traffic. And yes, your SEO efforts overall were affected, however, not…
  • Scale WordPress Horizontally With Amazon Elastic Beanstalk

    23 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    Here at Tractus we are always impressed with how easy to use WordPress is as a CMS, which leads us to recommend WordPress to many of our clients as we discuss building their Website. WordPress is a very capable system, however, there seems to be a lack of information available on scaling WordPress in the cloud. This guide will summarize our experience at Tractus in building WordPress systems that can scale infinitely using Amazon Cloud Services, the information here can easily be applied to other frameworks than WordPress but that is what we’ll be referencing throughout this guide.
  • How Much Does a Website Cost?

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:47 pm
    How much does it cost to make a website? How much do you charge to create a website? These are questions that we hear every day from people. If you’ve never hired a developer, or have never been involved in building a software project it can be a very daunting task to to branch into the unknown, especially when there are so many barriers to overcome before you even know how much it costs to build a website. Today we’re making it easier to build your own custom software, at a fraction of the price of the competition. We’re happy to announce that we are now PUBLISHING OUR WEB…
  • 5 Internet Marketing Tactics That Are Absolute Must For Business Owners in 2015

    Ekaterina Lepikhina
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
    Business owners are often overwhelmed by the choice and seeming complexity of online marketing solutions. More than that, digital marketing is a constantly developing and ever changing stream that businesses need to keep up with. Here is the list of 5 Internet Marketing Tactics that are not optional anymore for business owners in 2015. 1. Micro-targeting Internet is a great tool for collecting the data about your prospects and visitors. It is not about targeting your marketing messages, it’s time to dig deeper and get to know your audience and not only them better. Create the kind of…
  • Why Your Business Might Be Wasting Online Marketing Dollars

    Ekaterina Lepikhina
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    Whether you are new to online marketing or just looking to improve, it’s time to think about your business goals first before jumping into the digital jungle. If you are aiming at converting your fan base into customers, clients, leads, partners or brand ambassadors, this article is for you. Why your online marketing budget could be wasted in spite of good traffic numbers and online visibility? Your Website Is Too Slow Modern Internet users aren’t patient. Don’t think that they will wait until your heavy video loads or oversized pictures show up on the page. In a competitive market with…
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  • Top 10 Best Free HTML5 and CSS3 Responsive Templates 2015

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:35 am
    Are you looking for the best Responsive HTML5 and CSS3 Site Website Templates for FREE!!! I have collected some of the best free responsive HTML5 website templates from the web which are Highly recommended by customers. As you can see Free html5 templates are one of the newest searched keywords from all over the world. It is popular because it has amazing features and amazing flexibility. Most of the developers and programmers are choosing this because HTML5 contain advanced features like 2D drawing, audio/video support, user-friendly codes and much more. In this article I have covered and…
  • Top 10 Malaysia Free Classified Ads Website List

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:58 am
    Here is the list of Top 10 Malaysia Free Classified Ads Website List
  • Top 10 classifieds Ads Websites in Rome, Italy/Italian

    20 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    Hello Guy'sAre you looking for the best classifieds websites in Italy? Here i have collected best classifeds websites of italy from the web. Hope that helps to you. Cheers! enjoy
  • Philippines Classified List - Top Free Classified Ads Posting Website List Philippines

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:32 am
    If you are looking for the free Philippines local classifieds ad posting websites list, then try these best online ad posting websites list. I have collected here top best free Philippines classified ad posting websites list of year 2015.For local Philippines ad posting, this free classified list of free online ad posting sites is arranged according to classified websites Alexa rank, Google page rank, popularity among ad finders, ad posters, and online promoters.Here is list…
  • Top 5 Most Popular Online Digital Marketing Tools 2015

    18 Mar 2015 | 3:51 am
    Hello guys after long back, so I thought lets share something good Online Marketing sources with you. Here I am coming with 5 latest online tools which are listed in top 5000 websites in the world. I will give brief details about each products, plz have a look below…FollowerWonkFollowerwonk is a Twitter analytics company and also part of Moz, but only for the pro version. This is a best online application that tracks the Twitter accounts and each account’s followers and following. It’s a well optimized, tried, tested and most importantly trusted tool for Twitter which can really help a…
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  • How We are Saving $5000+ on Email Marketing with Sendy

    Ankit Prakash
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    While running an online business it becomes the need of the hour to communicate with customers. There are various forms of initiating a conversation or triggering communication. Among all, email campaigns is one such form. Whether it’s product update or sharing new tips with customers in form of regular newsletters, emails are needed everywhere, at… Read More » The post How We are Saving $5000+ on Email Marketing with Sendy appeared first on Sprout24. No related posts.
  • Keepupdated is James Bond for Internet Competitor Tracking

    Ankit Prakash
    14 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    While exploring the web in depth and analyzing how the Internet works, I have almost started to get a feeling of being a spy. My earlier posts on Must-have Bookmarklets for website analysis and Tools for Real-time Marketing Monitoring of competitor business are a testimony to this feeling. However, like I always say, the web is ever… Read More » The post Keepupdated is James Bond for Internet Competitor Tracking appeared first on Sprout24. Related Posts: 9 Must Have Bookmark-lets for Analysing any Website
  • 7 Next Generation Drip Email Apps that Drive Conversion

    Ankit Prakash
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:47 pm
    So, you have heard of success stories of people making lots of money selling software services or products online, and you were convinced to try it out yourself. You might say The wheel starts to turn, after careful thinking, a product or a service is chosen, based on your subject expertise. A website domain is… Read More » The post 7 Next Generation Drip Email Apps that Drive Conversion appeared first on Sprout24. Related Posts: Sending 1 Million Marketing Emails per Day at $100 with Amazon SES 12x Cheaper Mailchimp Alternatives for Email Marketing
  • 10 All Time Best Basecamp Alternatives for Project Management

    Ankit Prakash
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    No matter how much responsible you are about your work, you are bound to forget tasks at times. It becomes tedious at times to manage tasks of a whole team; monitoring each one’s task and also having a clear view as to how much progress has happened in work. In such situations, team management apps… Read More » The post 10 All Time Best Basecamp Alternatives for Project Management appeared first on Sprout24. No related posts.
  • Realtime Analysis & Monitor Competitor Online Marketing Practices

    Ankit Prakash
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:15 am
    The face of web is evolving everyday, and the change is happening very fast. In such scenario, without a real-time data it is difficult to comprehend the market value of your business. In my last blog post on 9 essentially easy to use bookmarklets, I discussed how these online tools are helpful in analyzing your… Read More » The post Realtime Analysis & Monitor Competitor Online Marketing Practices appeared first on Sprout24. No related posts.
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  • Why Educating Your Prospects Can Take Your Business to The Next Level?

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    In this article you are going to learn about the importance of educating your prospects and why this can take your business to the next level, increasing costumer loyalty, customer retention and your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Conquering Fear, Anxiety & Worry Can Help You Win Big in Business

    22 Mar 2015 | 10:08 pm
    In this article I’m going to teach you how conquering fear, anxiety & worry — in 3 easy steps — can help you win big in business and personal life. Many of us, when we were children, we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • REVEALED: The Secret of Turning Free Subscribers Into Paid Customers

    13 Mar 2015 | 11:45 pm
    In this article you are going to learn about a counterintuitive “secret” technique that will help you turn your free subscribers into paid customers, in a simple & easy way. Let me... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Hack Your Room for Better Workplace Productivity (Infographic)

    11 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    My buddies at Quill posted a great infographic explaining how to hack a break room to improve workplace productivity. Taking specific pre-arranged 20-30min breaks during your work time can be very... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Do I Start a Blog And Make Money With It

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:52 pm
    “How do I start a blog and make money with it?” — The million dollar question that most people ask before even starting a blog. In this article I’m going to describe some simple... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Internet Marketing Strategies - Secrets Revealed

  • On Page SEO Tips and Tricks

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:47 pm
    To do on-page seo, it’s actually not too hard as many of you think. Like I said, SEO is all about 40% on site and 60% off-site. Which means both of them is very important. To do on-site seo, you’re gonna need to focus on few things. And it is: Keyword research You need to have few list of all the keywords you’re gonna focus on, you need to have it even before you create your website. If you don’t know how to do keyword research, watch this video Your website structure and content After you have keyword, you need to put your keyword in different places. For example: your main keyword…
  • The Power Email List and List Building Strategies

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:43 pm
    In the preview article, I did share with you that there are only 3 types of traffic. If you didn’t read it, you can read Traffic Generation Overview here. But basically 3 types of traffic are: Traffic that you OWN Traffic that you CONTROL Traffic that you DON’T CONTROL And guess what is the most powerful one? First one? Yes, it’s traffic that you OWN, it’s your traffic, they love you because you already built relationship with them. They’re gonna do whatever you want them to do. And traffic that you OWN is your email list. Your goal is to build a big list of people who trust you,…
  • Traffic Generation Overview

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:47 am
    In this specific post, you will learn the overview of traffic generation. Most people think that their problem is they don’t know how to drive traffic to their website or landing page, but most of the time the problem is your conversions rate. Of course in order to see your conversions rate, you’re gonna need some traffic to see the results. When I’m talking about conversions, I mean: your opt-in rate, your earn pre click (EPC) rate…. So before you even think about traffic, you better think about how to create a funnel that work well. About traffic generation, it’s actually…
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  • What is it Black Hat SEO?
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    What is it Black Hat SEO? In the online world, there are tactics that are considered ethical, or white hat, and tactics that are considered unethical, or black hat. If you aren’t sure, or if a particular technique is transitioning from one to the other, it could be considered grey hat. You absolutely want to stay away from black hat tactics. They are unethical for a reason, and the admins and stewards of social networks will punish you harshly and in many cases permanently for attempting to use them. Black Hat Examples Read the terms of service for the social network you’re participating…
  • Importance of Mobile Marketing.
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Mobile advertising is critically important to local businesses because people often use their mobile devices to find local goods, services, and events. The key points to consider are: • Your site must be mobile-friendly. • If possible, create a mobile app for your customers. • You must be able to be found on mobile mapping apps. • You must have a presence on Foursquare, and on popular local deals sites like Groupon and • If you are advertising on Facebook, you must create mobile-specific ads (these ads will show up only in mobile app feeds). If you find yourself…
  • Why you should use seo forum?
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    Advantages of using seo forum. Discussing people An important advantage of all of them is that we need access to information and advice from other users. Often, other users are people who specialize in a field that interests us. In everyday life, probably would not have the opportunity to take advantage of their expertise and assistance. The great advantage of seo forum, regardless of the mode of communication is the opportunity to meet new people with similar interests and who share our views. Does not stand in the way of longer distance and place of residence, and even the language they…
  • Types of marketing for dummies.
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Marketing research One of the most important and also the most neglected elements of marketing. Marketing research makes marketing (Or, more generally – business)  an activity aimed at generating profit – rather than just gambling . Every business, every campaign if is not preceded by research marketing and conducted is simply gambling. The Internet is the only medium in which you can practically examine, count and measure  every aspect of the business, each element of the campaign of advertising or even every element of your ad. In this all it is with a little imagination…
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:43 am
    ENTRIES IN FORA DISCUSSIONS If you want to increase the viewership of our site  create your  image in WEB as an expert, you might want to try on the forums and discussion groups. By providing interesting advice in such places, get interested people wide and intresting advices. Some certainly approach to us  with many questions concerning our industry. In the fact that our site provides interesting content, we can direct the user to our site www. With this, we can also obtain advice for our customer services, but we definitely do not advertise on forums, because it will be removed…
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    Hayford Marketing and website design is your answer for online advertising ideas and products for small business in Columbus Ohio. - Marketing Mentors Blog

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  • How Search Engine Optimization Helps To Optimize a BlogWritten by Steve Myring 

    17 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    Article By Steve Myring's How Search Engine Optimization Helps To Optimize a BlogWritten by Steve Myring of molchester.ukSteve Myring is owner and CEO of Molchester Digital Marketing AgencySearch Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of getting your website, articles, or blogs listed on the search results of all leading search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. For B2B businesses, SEO has become all the more important particularly after companies have started getting lots of new prospects via online product search.Your website will get maximum online visitors…
  • 5 Social Media Marketing Tips for Beginners and ProfessionalsWritten by Aaron Houghton

    17 Feb 2015 | 7:42 am
    5 Social Media Marketing Tips for Beginners and ProfessionalsWritten by Aaron Houghton of Aaron Houghton is a co-founder and CEO at, the collaborative marketing platform for small businesses. Aaron has over 15 years experience building and selling marketing products to small businesses around the globe.It doesn't matter if you're a small business or a large corporation. Every marketer has a desire, nay, a NEED, to connect with your target audience on a deep and personal level. If you listen to what your target audience is asking for,…
  • Busines Tips From Mike Michalowicz

    17 Feb 2015 | 7:42 am
    Mike Michalowicz (born September 19, 1970) is an American author, entrepreneur, and lecturer. He is the author of the business books Profit First (July 2014), The Pumpkin Plan (July 2012) and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur (September 2008), is an advocate of a business philosophy by the same name, and is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal. He is the "Business Rescue" segment host for MSNBC's Your Business. He also hosted the reality television program called Bailout!.
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  • Spam Score: Moz's New Metric to Measure Penalization Risk

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Today, I'm very excited to announce that Moz's Spam Score, an R&D project we've worked on for nearly a year, is finally going live. In this post, you can learn more about how we're calculating spam score, what it means, and how you can potentially use it in your SEO work.Moz Spam score ToolHow does Spam Score work?Over the last year, our data science team, led by  Dr. Matt Peters, examined a great number of potential factors that predicted that a site might be penalized or banned by Google. We found strong correlations with 17 unique factors we call "spam flags," and turned them into…
  • Google News Ranking Won’t Be Impacted By The New Mobile-Friendly Algorithm

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
    Google News ranking algorithm won't factor in if a publisher is mobile-friendly or not, at least not yet.New mobile friendly algorithm Everyone is preparing for the mobile-friendly Google algorithm which will touch down April 21st. But Google News publishers don’t have to worry just yet, at least in terms of the ranking in the Google News search results. Google News community manager, Stacie Chan, said in a Google+ hangout yesterday, that as of now, the Google News ranking team has no plans on implementing the mobile-friendly algorithm into the Google News results, at least not yet.
  • Download The Periodic Table Of SEO Success Factors

    18 Mar 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Liked our Periodic Table Of SEO Success Factors? Get a copy for yourself TO PRINT or TO POST ON your site, using the options below!Get the Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors as a PDFDownload the complete infographic (chart and full descriptions)Download the condensed infographic (chart only)Embed the Full InfographicChoose which size graphic you’d likeClick on the code in the corresponding boxHit Ctrl-C to copyPaste the code into your site’s pageNeed To Host Images Yourself?Yes, you have our permission to make copies of the images below and place them on your own site:Full…
  • High Page Rank Indian Classified Top Sites lists 2015

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:42 am
    List of top Indian classified site Classified Submission Site List India 2015 I am SEO Expert I always my colleague are asking for best classified list for India that’s why I share here 40 classified sites list and this list is very help full for India based client website project. Why classified submission is important in SEO?  Classified submission is way to promote any brand, product and service, it has both free and paid service. From classifiedposting you can driving lots of traffic on your website or blog.     Below I am sharing best classified list for…
  • Google Now To Get API So All Developers Can Integrate Their Content

    16 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    With outside content Google Now becomes much more useful.Google is developing an API for its “predictive search” service Google Now. That would allow any app developer or publisher to integrate with the service.The low-key announcement came out of a discussion between Aparna Chennapragada, Google Now Director of Product Management, and Danny Sullivan this weekend at SXSW. In January Google Now first announced the integration of a number third party cards into the service.The move to embrace third party developer content is logical and…
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  • 21 Search Engine Optimization Tips From Real Experts (+2 Bonus)

    Saulo Segurado
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    We all know how hard it is to find trustable content about anything on the Web. But, when the topic is search engine optimization tips, things get real crazy. There are so many sources available that is hard to choose which so-called expert we should invest our time in. There is a solution for this mess: credibility proofs (aka proven success). To bring to you the real best search engine optimization tips you can get, I did a serious research to discover the most proven successful SEO experts of the Planet. The result of these efforts is the following compilation Click here to read more: 21…
  • What Is Content Marketing? 7 Awesome Answers By Market Authorities

    Saulo Segurado
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:28 am
    Content marketing become one of the most effective ways to increase our businesses presence online. If your main objective is to build your brand, it is, by far, the absolute best tactic around. But, the problem is: a lot of us, business owners, have a misconception about what this so popular concept means. Not anymore! The following list is the definitive answer (7 in total), given by proven market authorities, for the question: what is content marketing? What Is Content Marketing To: Chris Brogan ( “Content marketing is the art of using content of any kind (blogs,…
  • Email Marketing Best Practices: 7 Must-Watch Videos

    Saulo Segurado
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    Email marketing is not easy to plan. It’s ridiculously common for business owners to have more emails on their desk than they can administrate. And things get worst! Some of us tend to listen to that evil voice in our mind: “you should just buy new emails and send them your standard messages”, “don’t worry, just write some sentences and ship it!”, “why waste your time with segmentation? Just send the same messages to all your list”, etc. Being constantly busy with my ventures, I know how its tempting to use these dark strategies. But, the good news is: we Click here to read…
  • Stop Being Robbed With Overpriced Freelance Copywriter Rates

    Saulo Segurado
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    As a business owner, I’ve been fooled so many times in the past by freelance copywriters, saying all kind of lies to justify ridiculously high rates that, after discovering I was being such a fool, it would be difficult to continue doing business with these professionals if I wasn’t a true believer. But that’s how things works on the business world. Unfortunately, there is a few people in all society areas that tarnish the reputation of the human being. That said, nothing justifies you keep spending your precious money (like I use to do) with unnecessary expenses like these. Good Click…
  • 17 Unveiled Secrets For A Killer Facebook Mobile Advertising Strategy

    Saulo Segurado
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    Fact #1: advertising is the most obvious way to drive traffic to your business website so you can convert it into new leads. Fact #2: people are now spending a LOT of time on mobile devices. Just think about how much time you and your people spend on it. Seriously, it’s ridiculously a lot of time. Fact #3: today, the easiest way to drive traffic to a website is through Facebook. Once your business build a loyal Facebook follower base, it can continually promote your content and products to them. So, what can we conclude by adding these 3 facts Click here to read more: 17 Unveiled Secrets…
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