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RT @DigitalMktr "How We Grew a Blog from ZERO to $6 Million:    @ryandeiss. This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on building authority sites through blogging: Here’s the thing… Most of the advice you’re getting about blogging is DEAD WRONG.

RT @DigitalMktr "How We Grew a Blog from ZERO to $6 Million:    @ryandeiss

We know because we’re operating blogs in dozens of niches and we test EVERYTHING. One of our most successful blogs,, has grown to one million in sales. That’s not annual sales. Best #search engines @KngineSearch @stephen_wolfram @yegg @disconnectme @answerthepublic. This is an in-depth overview of the best alternative search engines on the market.

Best #search engines @KngineSearch @stephen_wolfram @yegg @disconnectme @answerthepublic

With a focus on privacy, intelligence, and creativity. Twenty-five years ago, three computer science students at Montreal’s McGill University created Archie, the world’s first internet search engine. Archie, god bless it, couldn’t do much more than index FTP archives, but it set the stage for everything to come, and the search engine landscape has since changed considerably.

The early nineties saw platforms like Lycos, AltaVista, and Excite enter the fray. Then came Yahoo! Over time, the needs and expectations of the average internet user evolved and became more sophisticated. While Google, Baidu (China), and Yahoo! Many of these smaller search engines maintain just as much search power as the big three while offering newly coveted features. DuckDuckGo While it might not garner as much attention as the Googles and Bings of the world, DuckDuckGo is the big name in private search engine technology. A Manual and Effective Link Audit in 6 Steps - SEMrush Blog @THESEOPROZ. RT @viget "Whoa. An interactive history of time based on info from Wikipedia    #dataviz. RT @Backlinko "New guide at Backlinko: SEO Tools: The Complete List (131 Tools)    I personally tested and reviewed over 150 free and paid SEO tools.

RT @Backlinko "New guide at Backlinko: SEO Tools: The Complete List (131 Tools)   

And you can filter through the list to find the best tools for you. New Bonus PDF: Get access to a free PDF version of this guide. Includes all 150+ tools, recommendations and resources. Click here to download the PDF. AuthoritySpy Link BuildingPaidBrian's favorite. Frustrated with email attachment size limitations? Use these tools - Have you ever tried sending large files via email?

Frustrated with email attachment size limitations? Use these tools -

It’s not always easy. For example, sending high definition photographs, video clips, and audio files to a friend or co-worker often gets met with an error. In other words, it’s not always very easy to do. Problems When Email Attachment Size is Exceeded Nearly everyone uses email to correspond over the Internet, but not everyone can attach and deliver large files in an email message. RT @PatFlynn "How to Train Your Subscribers to Open Your Emails Every Time You Send  …  So you’re building an email list.

RT @PatFlynn "How to Train Your Subscribers to Open Your Emails Every Time You Send  … 

Great! (If not, then you are absolutely missing out on huge opportunities to grow your business. And you’re putting yourself in danger! It took me two years to finally get smart and start building a list, and I’m kicking myself for that. Click here to learn more about why you need to start building your list now and how to quickly get setup.) The Big Box Of #Crowdfunding Tools - @reubenpressman #startups #growthhacking. Why collect the wisdom of the crowd when you can collect their money instead?

The Big Box Of #Crowdfunding Tools - @reubenpressman #startups #growthhacking

Crowdfunding is a method of fundraising which relies on the collective donations of a large number of individuals. It is typically carried out through an online platform, the most popular of which are GoFundMe, Kickstarter, and IndieGogo. Using these platforms, startups, and existing businesses can create crowdfunding campaigns for their projects. RT @JustinSeeley "More info about #ProjectComet available at    #AdobeMAX. The Most Important Word When Building Your Personal #Brand @dharmesh #marketing. Do your colleagues have a choice word for you?

The Most Important Word When Building Your Personal #Brand @dharmesh #marketing

If not, here's why you want them to… Sometimes one word can make all the difference. RT @AustinCarr "Why Jeff Bezos's Fire Phone flopped: Inside Amazon's push to take on Apple  "What the hell happened? " It is a cold day in early December in Midtown Manhattan, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has barely taken his seat on stage when his interviewer throws out that brusque query. It’s the question on the lips of every one of the 400 attendees of this tech conference, but it’s still a jarring moment. Bezos tries to hem and haw his way out of the issue, but his interrogator, Business Insider editor-in-chief Henry Blodget, won’t let up, asking again, "So, Jeff, what happened with the Fire Phone? " Introduced with grand ambitions last summer, the Fire Phone is widely seen as a fiasco. "Sooner or later, something fundemental in your business world will change" Andy Grove -

The best way to plan your #Content Creation #marketing @CoSchedule. RT @MichaelHyatt "One Key Ingredient in a Team Worth Working For    #startup #growthhacking. Is there anything more frustrating than trying to accomplish a big goal with someone who’s negative, unimaginative, and defensive?

RT @MichaelHyatt "One Key Ingredient in a Team Worth Working For    #startup #growthhacking

Courtesy of iStock/ozgurdonmaz Thankfully, it’s been a while since I’ve tried. But I’ve had my share in the past, and I can tell you that nothing will kill an organization’s productivity and vision like a can’t-do person. But if this kind of cynicism brings a team down, what can lift it up? Several weeks ago my team and I met to review our business and make plans for the coming year. Join the Live Discussion I’ll be discussing “One Key Ingredient in a Team Worth Working For” today at 12:15 p.m. RT @RichardABLS "8 Marketing Tactics (And Apps) That Turn Shoppers Into Buyers:    As an online store owner, you're always looking for more traffic and sales.

RT @RichardABLS "8 Marketing Tactics (And Apps) That Turn Shoppers Into Buyers:   

With so many ways of achieving these goals it can sometimes be difficult to determine the best place to start. Previously, we shared 13 actionable marketing tactics with you and today we have eight more. In this post, we will showcase a variety of tactics that you can implement immediately, along with an app for each one. RT @LollyDaskal "How to Train Your Brain to Produce Incredible Ideas  

Thomas Edison changed the world of technology.

RT @LollyDaskal "How to Train Your Brain to Produce Incredible Ideas  

Albert Einstein changed the world of physics. Charles Darwin changed the world of biology. Not many of us will ever achieve that level of brilliance, but we're all looking for creative thinking, better ideas, and more innovative solutions. Sumall. RT @IneedHTML "Top 99 Free #WordPress Plugins of 2015  @99Robots #webdev. RT @brianclark "How Much Does it Cost to Build a #Website ?    It’s a sticky question with no easy answer. It’s also a question we get before we even know much about a project.

Technology Translated is brought to you by the Rainmaker Platform, the complete website solution for content marketers and online entrepreneurs. Find out more and take a free 14-day test drive at RT @Baremetrics "NEW: Beginner’s Guide to Making Product Announcement Videos  …  If a picture says a thousand words, then a 30 second video at 30 frames per second can literally say 900,000 words. That’s a lot of words! Follow along and learn how to make short videos to promote your business. For many of our product launches, an animated GIF has been our go to way to show it off. Did Your #Email Get Hacked Due To A Data Breach? #hack #security @troyhunt @haveibeenpwned. Find out if your email has been compromised, like NOW! A data breach is when previously secure information gets released into an unsecure environment. You may have heard about the recent Target and Sony data leaks, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

When someone finds out your email and password, they can do some significant damage. Think about all the accounts associated with one of your email address. Now, go to HaveIBeenPwned and enter your email. REMEMBER: All they have to do is pick a website from your inbox, enter your email address, and click the forgot password to gain access. Good news — I haven't been pwned! @haveibeenpwned. The Biggest Marketing Myth I Ever Fell For @aliciakan #marketing #startup. Learn from the pros who disproved common marketing myths through experience. A dropped penny will kill you. Einstein failed math class. Humans and dinosaurs coexisted.

These are just a few myths that we’ve popularized over the years, and though it’s tempting to think that we used to ride velociraptors into battle, it’s important to understand what’s real and what’s not. Marketing, like any other industry, harbors its own share of fictions, falsehoods, and fantasies. Shounak Gupte, Web Development and SEO Wizard in Australia Biggest marketing myth: You can “set and forget” SEO. Initially when I started out with SEO/Affiliate Marketing back in 2008/09, I had a mindset that SEO is something you “Set and forget”. After 3-4 months of setting up sites and moving on to the next one, I did some more digging into the SEO game and talked with a few people who had been in the field longer than me.

Lesson learned: Quality over quantity. RT @greensboro_nc "Google Tops Reputation Rankings for Corporate Responsibility - U.S. #Google. Google is no stranger to being recognized for its accomplishments. Adding #SSL to Heroku site post-launch Anyone know the answer as I am facing a similar dilemma? RT @CheapSEOExperts "How to Stop the Most Common #Productivity Prohibitors [#Infographic]  

Write Better Headlines or Fail. Do you use - Well you Should - - @aboutdotme -#socialmedia. 10 Types of Visual #SocialMedia Posts That Get Shared Like Crazy @GetBloggerTips. 10 Types of Visual Social Media Posts That Get Shared Like Crazy. Honest Hearts Produce Honest Leaders. Posted on 13. Jan, 2015 by lollydaskal in Blog, Integrity, Lead From Within, Leadership, Leadership Development, Life Balance, Life Skills, Mission, Passion, Personal Development, Purpose, Purpose, Values, Workplace There are lots of ways to lead and lots of contexts for showing leadership.

@nowicki_april - Teamwork and Team Synergy - How to create a great team @mysweetIQ #startup. Electronic Frontier Foundation #internet #security. Signup with Crowdfire for Instagram and Apple. How to Monetize your site with AdSense like a pro! Effectively monetizing a website has always been a tough mountain to climb for webmasters. In this post I’ll share actionable tips, based on experience and best practices, to help publishers make the most out of their AdSense account. First, I’ll start with a quick summary on what are the bare essentials you need to optimize for increased revenue. The 5 website essentials you need before optimizing for increase in AdSense earnings. 101 Ways to Make Money Online. Making money online is easy… well not as easy as the pic suggests :) How Big is the Internet? #Internet #Statistics #Trends. Big, large, grand, huge – Words fail to adequately capture the size of the Internet.