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Most businesses seem to be stuck in the technical dark ages when it comes to their company website. They are stuck in the bubble that has them thinking that their site should come off as a online business card of sorts. Only bothering to include information such as business name, location, phone number, etc. Company websites should be so much more than just a basic business card.
Posted on 18 October 2016. Earlier this week Pinterest, the social blogging / pinning platform, stated that it had hit a milestone by reaching 150 million monthly active users, up from the 100 million it announced in September 2015. This is substantially lower than what the company projected for 2015. By 50 million or so, at least.
This is a continuation of the previous post “How to start a blog that will actually make you money [Part 1]” in which we went over the basics of: Choosing and purchasing a domain name Securing reliable web hosting (and what hosting actually is) Setting up WordPress on your site If you haven’t read through the previous post, please do that now, since this week we are going to delve .
Posted on 04 October 2016. If you have gone in any retail store over the last couple of weeks, you probably let out a sigh of disgust at all the Halloween and Christmas decorations. Even if you are a big green grinch you should know that the holiday season is often ma ...
Posted on 04 October 2016. Target is on the hunt for startups to help improve their customer experience. To make it easier for everyone to get their foot in the door, the retailer has just launched a new website specifically geared towards it’s quest. The Startups-Target website is where start-ups that are interested in running their pilot programs through Target can now s ...
The most common question that I am asked on almost a daily basis, either in the comments of the blogs that I publish on or even in person, is: How do I start a blog that will make me some extra cash? My answer always starts with a giggle and a nod, knowing that for the most part my advice will probably fall on deaf ears especially when I get to the “to-do” or “work” part of my simple instructio.
Posted on 21 September 2016. With all this talk this week of LinkedIn and it’s somewhat sleepy uses, this infographic should come in handy. As was stated previously in 3 Key Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business, your LinkedIn profile should be vastly different than that of your forward facing Facebook page. Meaning ...
Posted on 21 September 2016. According to a federal judge, Bitcoin is money. The court decision came in this past Monday in a decision linked to a criminal case over hacking attacks against JP Morgan Chase & Co. This contradicts the previous ruling by a Miami judge who stated the virtual currency could not be classified as money.
Many more entrepreneurs that I have spoke to recently all seem to be screaming the same name: LinkedIn. What is coming out of their mouths is shocking! Most say they would gladly give up access to Facebook, Twitter, or even Reddit before they let go of LinkedIn. Why? They must be crazy, right? No, I don’t think they are crazy, just seeing the site in a different light than we are.
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Chipotle just may have tried to jump the shark with their recent tweets. They seem to be desperatly trying to regain (or gain) the appeal of it’s younger consumers with a tweet referencing sex and marijuana. The restaurant chain posted a poll on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon asking “How many burritos?” People were asked to vote between two numbers: 69 or 420.
Gordon Tredgold, founder and CEO of Leadership Principles recently published an article that focused on the bad habits that you should avoid on your road to success. He later then turned the popular article into an infographic. The article was b ...
It has been heard time and time again, “Deliver valuable content to your readers” “Master the art of storytelling” “Build relationships with your customers and they will be loyal for life.” Seth Godin, one of the finest marketing minds of our time, said “Content marketing is the only marketing left.
Posted on 23 August 2016. Let’s face it, without web hosting there would be no internet. When someone visits a website the data that is shown is actually stored on an external host / server somewhere in another part of the country or even world for that matter. Just today this conversation came up with one of my friends. “I want to start a blog..
Posted on 23 August 2016. It’s been awhile since I touched on the old productivity subject, so I’m thinking it’s a good time to put out some friendly reminders to help us all stay on track. In fact the “Monkey Brain” is a relatively new term that happened across my desk the other day. It’s a term that is being used by pop psychologists to describe just how easily our minds ...
Content marketing may look and sound easy enough, but when it comes right down to actually sitting down and churning out relevant articles the task can seem downright daunting to most. Before we dive into the do’s and don’ts of publishing your own content marketing, let’s take a step backwards and define what content marketing is.
Posted on 10 August 2016. Instagram made headlines this past week with their blatant copy of Snapchat’s Stories, however don’t put them into the scum pile too fast. Their platform is growing at an alarming rate, recently surpassing 500 million monthly users. Those users being responsible for more than 95 million posts daily, including images and video.
Posted on 10 August 2016. It is astonishing to think that there are millions, yes millions of apps avialable for smartphone users. Yet, we only spend about 80 percent of that time on just five apps. Studies have recently shown that an average smartphone user from the US or UK “use an average of 24 apps per month but spend more than 80 percent of their [in app] time on just five apps.
Posted on 10 August 2016. Instagram is getting a lot of not so positive feedback after their latest update. They are being accused of ripping off Snapchat with a “Stories” feature of their own. In 2013 Snapchat introduced Stories, which lets you group snaps into one smartly edited (ok maybe not too smart) narrative that then disappears after just 24 hours.
A website with a blog is ahead in many ways as compared to a website without a blog. Researches prove that the sites with blogs are 434% ahead in indexing. A page is optimized well when there are loads of contents to search and index. Plenty of information appeal to search engines. Contents are the bloodline of a blog. They will dictate if your blog will eventually lead to success.