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How to Scale a Freelance Business

On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Bill Erickson. Bill is a WordPress Developer, an entrepreneur, a husband, a father, a skier, an avid reader, a gardener, and a winemaker living in Georgetown, TX. He’s been developing with WordPress and contributing to the community since 2006. Bill has written 20 WordPress plugins that have been downloaded 668,661 times and has spoken at 13 conferences regarding WordPress. Last, but certainly not least, Bill is a core contributor to … Read Entire Story

A New Blogger’s Guide to Selecting a Domain Name

Once you’ve decided to launch a blog – whether for personal or business purposes – one of the first decisions you have to make involves your domain name selection. This is the most pertinent branding mechanism attached to your blog and you can’t afford to mess up. You need to select a name that you can confidently stand behind for years to come. The Five Keys to Naming a Blog Domain You’re likely going to be stuck with your blog’s domain name for the remainder of the blog’s life. This isn’t meant to intimidate you, but is intended to showThe post A New Blogger’s Guide to Selecting a Domain Name appeared first on Blogging Tips Read Entire Story

Does schema.org Markup Really Improve Google Search Ranking Position?

So, before you get involved in this, let me tell you the short answer for this question, does adding schema.org markup improve your content ranking position in Google search results? Before I answer that question, let me stress on a very important… <br> Read Entire Story

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How to get your Start-up Started

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Dom D’Agostino on Disease Prevention, Cancer, and Living Longer

“The pursuit of size and strength really contradicts what we want to go after for longevity.” – Dominic D’Agostino Dr. Dominic “Dom” D’Agostino (@DominicDAgosti2) is one of my most popular guests, and I’m happy to have him rejoin the show for the third time. (You can listen to Dom’s first appearance here, and his second appearance here). Dom is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, and a senior research scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) — which is mentioned in the current issue of Outside… Read Entire Story

Subscription Companies Can’t Be Efficient Without Customer Success

Several customer success executives lost their jobs this year as a result of delivering less revenue than promised from existing customers. At the same time, investors are more focused than ever on avoiding reckless growth strategies and building sustainable, revenue-centric growth models. But isn’t generating more customer revenue the most efficient and sustainable form of growth? It is, when you run customer success as a business. Customer success needs to be run as a profit center for the business, and companies of every size are generating significant revenue impact when their operations … Read Entire Story

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What You Need to Know About Google Maps’ Promoted Pins

Image via Shutterstock. According to the most recent numbers, about one billion people around the world have downloaded Google Maps and use it to reach 1.5 billion destinations each year. That’s a lot of searches and web traffic. But of equal interest to Google and its customers is foot traffic. Shopping online is great, but forecasts indicate 90 percent of retail sales will happen in physical stores rather than online, and half of smartphone users who search for something locally will end up visiting a retail location within 24 hours. The latest update to Google Maps is called promoted pins. Google hopes it will help bridge the gap between online traffic… Read Entire Story

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Fitness for Women- Stay Fit and Healthy!

Here are 10 tips for women to stay fit and healthy: 1.Staying fit and healthy starts with a balanced diet. Know and monitor the right weight for your age. Consult your doctor to learn what food you should avoid and follow your eating discipline routines. If you are trying to lose some weight, foods with […] Read Entire Story

FSBOs The Secret of “After Settlement Escrow” to Solve Problems

Most FSBOs (people who are selling their own homes) are aware of the conventional use of escrow. In this article, we look at ways to use escrow to solve problems. Escrow Escrow means different things in different parts of the country. In California it’s part and parcel of the settlement process. In Virginia, while there’s […] Read Entire Story

Tips On Styles and Designs of Boat Docks

Those who have waterfront property or access to a dock need to choose the boat docks which are right for them. There are many different styles from which you can choose from. This is because the dock needs to suit the purpose for which it is being used, the boat which will be docked at […] Read Entire Story

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Bespoke Brunch Reads: 9/25/16

Welcome to Bespoke Brunch Reads — a linkfest of the favorite things we read over the past week.  The links are mostly market related, but there are some other interesting subjects covered as well.  We hope you enjoy the food for thought as a supplement to the research we provide you during the week. Real Estate ABS East: Steve Eisman Brings Down the House (Again) by Allison Bisbey (Asset Securitization Report) One of the most prominent figures from the global financial crisis has some tough words for banks and some fairly reassuring predictions about the economy. [Link] The Contrarian Signal in the REIT Breakout by Barry Ritholtz (Bloomberg) Is the christening of its own GICS sector a negative for tax-… Read Entire Story

Jumping Small Business Hurdles with The Right Small Business Solutions

When you’re a small business owner, the bogeyman tends to hide in some scary places. The monster that hid under your bed as a child is now creeping around in… Read more » (c) Noobpreneur.com Read Entire Story

How Will ‘Brangelina’ Divide Their Millions? And Who Gets the Winery?

Here are five lessons from the Jolie-Pitt divorce that could come in handy for entrepreneurs with marital woes of their own. Read Entire Story

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5 Ways to Get Subscribers to Read Your Email Newsletter

Email marketing is a very popular form of digital marketing in today’s online world. Everything from digital coupons to notices of upcoming sales, brands and marketers are taking advantage of the power of email marketing. And why wouldn’t businesses want to use email marketing? Companies earn $38 for every $1 spent on email marketing. Marketers report a 760 percent increase in segmented email campaigns. Email is 40 times more likely to get a new customer than social media. Revenue per email was about 11 cents in 2014. These are just some of the results that come from various email marketing campaigns. Large and small retailers, B2B firms and well-known brands understand the effectiveness of… Read Entire Story

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The new era of payment processing will change everything

Thomson ReutersThe modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs. But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate the need to carry cash and credit cards. The growing importance of the smartphone as the go-to computing device for every digital activity is having a profound effect everywhere you look, but it’s only the biggest story among many exciting developments in the world of payments: Apple Pay was first out of the gate, but now mobile wallets are everywhere you look—Android Pay, Google… Read Entire Story

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Therapists say that people are ‘scared’ and ‘distressed’ about the election

One woman says watching the election ‘is like living in a house where everybody screams.’ Read Entire Story

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Online Marketing News: Emotional Connections, Twitter Goes Long & Better Ad Coalition

How Emotional Connection Increases Customer Satisfaction [Infographic] Did you know that customers with a higher degree of emotional connection have a higher lifetime value than those that aren’t? And 50% of a person’s perception of an experience is based on emotions? This infographic and supporting statistics help to illustrate the need for marketing messages that truly resonate with your market. ClickZ Marketers Rejoice: Twitter No Longer Counts Photos, GIFs, Videos Toward 140-Character Limit It’s official as of Monday, September 19th — Twitter is no… Read Entire Story

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Avoid Content Ennui: 10 Creative Blog Types to Serve Your Audience

When it comes to blog content, a lot of us are serving breakfast when we should be serving dinner. Let me explain. Odds are you have a go-to breakfast that you eat nearly every day. A bowl of cereal with a banana, some oatmeal with maple syrup, a haunch of beef seasoned with the tears of your enemies—generally there’s not much variety from day to day. On the other hand… For dinner, we generally require some variety. Maybe it’s that no one is fully awake for breakfast, so it doesn’t matter what you eat. Maybe it’s the realization that eggs and bacon are perfect foods. Either way, people come to … Read Entire Story

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Where to Learn About Influencer Content Marketing in Europe & the U.S.

As a fast growing content marketing agency, especially when it comes to working with influencers, TopRank Marketing has experienced great growth this year working with new clients in the U.S. and abroad. To continue building awareness of the great work my team has been doing and to share the insights I’ve learned as an active practitioner and strategist, I will be giving keynotes, solo presentations and workshops in 4 different countries over a 60 day period during October and November. Of course I will be joined by an excellent cadre of talented and experienced marketing speakers covering a range of topics, so each event is a great opportunity to learn, network and get inspired for 2017. Speaking of conferences, if you really… Read Entire Story

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Types Of Featured Snippets, Get More Pinterest Followers, Google’s Penguin Is Now Over, Speedlink 39:2016

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week! Featured snippets are the name of the rankings game. Often eclipsing organic results at the top of the SERPs, “ranking zero” or capturing an answer box in Google can mean increased clicks and traffic to your site. In Rand’s Whiteboard Friday video below, he explains the three types of featured snippets and how you can best position yourself to grab those coveted spots in the SERPs. How to Appear in Google’s Answer Boxes 12 Ways to Get More Pinterest Followers Are wondering how to get … Read Entire Story

Real Life User Interviews, Facebook Loop Giveaways, Protect Your Business Reputation, Speedlink 38:2016

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week! With all the data that today’s marketers can access, there’s often still no substitute for the quality of information you can get from interviewing real people. In Rebekah’s Whiteboard Friday video below, she teaches us the whys and hows of great interviews. How To Support Data with Real-Life Interviews How to Easily Create a Facebook Loop Giveaway What Is a Loop Giveaway? A loop giveaway is an interactive way to gain followers/likes and increase brand awareness on Facebook. To create the loop, several businesses agree to… Read Entire Story

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Retirement Mistakes Can Affect the Whole Family 

You can read national statistics and not really think what lies behind them. When it comes to retirement it is really disturbing how many seem to have made totally inadequate provisions for retirement. Some are now living with the consequences of their inaction and for others time is running out and retirement is looming around the corner. A Personal Capital Survey released recently states that the average balance that Americans are holding in a retirement account is just $12,000. Clearly that means many have nothing at all. If they have worked all their lives in fairly low paid work they will not really get more than a similar… Read Entire Story

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SPI 232: How Lucas Hall Built and Sold an “Ultimate Resource” Blog

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SMhack: The All in One Social Media Managing Tool

If you are working online, chances are that you have multiple social media accounts. But managing them all could be a real pain, right? Fortunately, there are some tools that can help you have all your social media properties under control, optimizing your time and increasing productivity. Today, I will share my experience with SMhack, an all in one social media marketing solution I’ve been testing lately. How SMhack Works SMhack is an all in one social media managing tool for professional marketers, small businesses and digital marketing agencies, which offers several interesting features such as cross-channel posting, task management, performance analysis, activity and engagement monitoring. It’s a SaaS solution… Read Entire Story

9 Tips for Managing Your Business Finances—Guest Post from Dave Heistein

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Make Money From Your Home By Decluttering!

Is your home filled with an overwhelming amount of stuff? Do you need extra cash for a vacation or to help you buy a new property? If the answer is yes then decluttering could be the answer to all of your prayers. Decluttering is a technique that many homeowners use to bring order to their homes. It involves reducing the amount of possession you have by getting rid of things you no longer need or use. This makes it easier to keep a clean and tidy house that is more comfortable to spend time in. But decluttering your home can also give your income a much-needed boost. Your home is probably filled with good quality and lightly used items that people will be … Read Entire Story

The psychological reason why you should sell what you know

Before I got started packaging up my skills and expertise as online courses, I had a HUGE mental block standing between me and my success. I kept telling myself, “Why would anyone buy this? If they just buy these books, read these sites, and start testing things on their own, they’ll be able to figure it out.” Just writing that today makes me feel like an idiot. Why? As Sweet Brown would say, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” Reading 1000s of books, research papers, and then spending months (if not years) figuring out how to IMPLEMENT the stuff takes time. And… “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” But check it: There’s a psychological reason … Read Entire Story

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Is Credit The Be-All And End-All Of Your Financial Health?

The way that a lot of people talk about it, you might think that credit is the single most important aspect of your finances. That you need to protect it, strengthen it and always keep a keen eye on it. How much truth is there to that? Why does credit matter? Who can see it? What other options do you have? These are important questions that we’re going to look into now. Image Credit What … Read Entire Story

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Save Money with One of the Best Balance Transfer Offers Available

Link for teaser title: http://www.wisebread.com/chase-slate-visa-review?utm_source=wisebread&utm_medium… Get 0% introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15… Read Entire Story

Get Cash Back at the Grocery Store

Link for teaser title: http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries?utm_source=wisebr… Are you looking for a way to save on your grocery bill. These cards… Read Entire Story

10 Old Knick-Knacks You Can Flip for Easy Cash

In August, I wrote about some of the easiest items to flip for cash. But one category of flippable finds deserves special mention: The knick-knack. If you’re a thrift store shopper or estate sale hound like me, you see so many dust-catchers that it’s tempting to lump them all together in the… Read Entire Story

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25 Workflow Tips for Entrepreneurs (FS180)

We’ve all felt that feeling where, at the end of the day, you wish you felt better about the stuff you accomplished. (Unless you’re perfect, of course.) You wish you got more done. There’s a heaviness, a tiredness and a good helping of “dammit I didn’t give it my all today.” Let’s talk about that, and let’s talk about 25 of our favorite tips to manage tasks we all have to deal with. As an entrepreneur of a small business there’s just some kinds of tasks you HAVE to do… doesn’t matter WHAT kind of entrepreneur you are. So, in this episode we share … Read Entire Story

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How to Appear in Google’s Answer Boxes – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfishFeatured snippets are the name of the rankings game. Often eclipsing organic results at the top of the SERPs, “ranking zero” or capturing an answer box in Google can mean increased clicks and traffic to your site. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains the three types of featured snippets and how you can best position yourself to grab those coveted spots in the SERPs. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab! Video TranscriptionHowdy, Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. … Read Entire Story

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Penguin 4.0: Was It Worth the Wait?

Posted by Dr-PeteFor almost two years (707 days, to be precise), one question has dominated the SEO conversation: “When will Google update Penguin?” Today, we finally have the answer. Google announced that a Penguin update is rolling out and that Penguin is now operating in real-time. September has been a very volatile month for the SERPs (more on that later in the post), but here’s what we’re seeing in MozCast for the past two weeks, including last night: In a normal month, a temperature of 82°F would be slightly interesting, but it’s hardly what many people were expecting, and September 2016 has been anything but a normal month. It takes time … Read Entire Story