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Debbieinshape. When I made the decision to go self-hosted, I read a lot about SEO and on how I could benefit from it.

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In the middle of all the information I got in the beginning, I just dropped SEO all-together. Deep inside I hoped it was going to disappear and I would never had to think about it. Unfortunately, this is not the way things work. SEO remains strong and those making use of it are having great results. Note that SEO is not for everyone. Learning Web Development & Programming. Tools For Marketing Your Content (That Aren’t Twitter or Facebook) 122 Flares Twitter 91 Facebook 6 Google+ 7 Pin It Share 18 18 122 Flares × Facebook and Twitter are both valuable tools for marketing your content, yadda yadda yadda… we have all heard this song and dance before.

Tools For Marketing Your Content (That Aren’t Twitter or Facebook)

Lessons Learned from 50 Marketing Agency CEOs. 5 Subject Line Tricks that Get Your Emails Read. By Josh Shayne We all want our email campaigns to be read.

5 Subject Line Tricks that Get Your Emails Read

But with the volume of messages your subscribers receive, you need to make YOUR email stand out from the rest – shining like a lighthouse beacon in a storm. No matter how great the content inside, if your email is never opened, it is almost not worth sending. Viral 2.0. Little Known Ways to Brand on the Cheap: 99 Tips for Poor Web Startups. “If you build it, they will come.”

Little Known Ways to Brand on the Cheap: 99 Tips for Poor Web Startups

That might have worked for Kevin Costner in the Field of Dreams, but if you’ve built a good site and are expecting people to just show up, you’ll be waiting a very long time. The days of setting up shop and automatically getting traffic just by being online are over. Today, if you want to have success on the web you need a unique angle and a reputable brand so that visitors have something to remember you by.

Branding distinguishes you from your competition, and having a unique identity is especially important on the Internet, because buying from a competitor’s site instead of yours is just a click away. But despite its importance, surprisingly, most webmasters have either never heard of branding, or just choose to ignore it. 65 Terrific Social Media Infographics. 65 Terrific Social Media Infographics As you know, infographics are visual representations of information, data, or knowledge.

65 Terrific Social Media Infographics

They present complex concepts quickly and clearly, and communicate ideas in an easily understandable fashion. Last year, I assembled a collection of 35 infographics that told the story of social media at that time. That post proved to be so popular that I wanted to update it, including images that are still relevant and adding newer visualizations that illustrate more recent knowledge and insights into the social Web.

Since social media marketing is a relatively recent addition to organizations’ integrated marketing communications plans, it’s imperative for marketing professionals to gain as much understanding as possible about how people leverage social media for everyday interaction. How to Create Facebook Ads, Part 2: Campaign Management, Overall Best Practices. In “Part 1″ of this series on creating Facebook ads, I showed you how to set up a campaign, design an ad, and target the precise audience.

How to Create Facebook Ads, Part 2: Campaign Management, Overall Best Practices

In this “Part 2″ installment, I’ll explain how to manage your ad campaign, offering 10 best practices. Ads Manager Each Facebook ad has to be tied to a campaign, which is managed from Facebook’s Ads Manager, an administrative console that contains the list of campaigns and ads. Facebook Ads Manager console. To manage a campaign, click on its name, which is included under the category heading “Campaigns.”

Audience Audience graphs let advertisers see potential ad reach. Optimizing Adwords: The Traditional Way vs The New Way. Details Published on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 05:00 Written by Bjorn Espenes “If all you have is a hammer, the world looks like a nail” is an old saying describing how people with limited knowledge and limited tools always approach a problem the same way.

Optimizing Adwords: The Traditional Way vs The New Way

This is certainly true for how many people or agencies structure and manage AdWords accounts in an attempt to get the most ROI. Facebook vs. Google+: A Guide to Brand Pages [INFOGRAPHIC] When Google+ was released on June 28, 2011, one question was at the forefront of every social media aficionado’s mind: has Facebook finally met its match?

Facebook vs. Google+: A Guide to Brand Pages [INFOGRAPHIC]

But as the social networking service approaches its first birthday with 170 million-plus users, it seems that the question merits more than a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. And through countless arguments as to whether Google+ is or is not a “Ghost Town,” one thing has become apparent: these two social network giants have amassed very different followings. When it comes to personally connecting with old friends and scattered family members, Facebook is still the reigning champion – and probably still your best bet if you want all your friends to “like” that new photo of your two year old. Celebrities, too, seem to have more luck on Facebook pages (check out this article’s comparison of Lady Gaga’s success on each site).

15 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed. Fourteen Keyword Research Tools To Determine What People Want. One source of keywords are on the search engine results pages (SERPs) themselves: You will often see links to related searches in the SERPs.

Fourteen Keyword Research Tools To Determine What People Want

You can also find keywords from your web site’s own traffic analytics program. The following list of 14+ keyword research tools to help you understand what people are searching for, and, therefore, what people want. Lucky you! Google Insights for Search – Full-featured keyword research tool. Google Trends – Compare search terms side-by-side. Similar Posts: Tagged as: Keyword Research , Keyword Research Tools , keywords , List , Search Engine Optimization , SEM , SEO.

171 Professional Social Media Tools - Cool List! E commerce digital markets, digital goods. The Evolution of E-Commerce. A quick glimpse at the data promises much more evolution in the years to come.

The Evolution of E-Commerce

Forrester Research, for example, predicted American firms alone would sell US$316 billion in goods and services via the Web by 2010. That figure would more than double 2004's online spending to account for some 12 percent of all retail sales, up from about 7 percent today. We've come a long way, baby! Exclusive: Meet the Woman Who Kicked Off Anonymous' Anti-Rape Operations. A rape victim tells her story at an Anonymous rally in Steubenville, Ohio.Courtesy MC Two years ago, Rehtaeh Parsons told her mother that four boys had gang-raped her while she was drunk on vodka at a house party.

Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 book about flies. A few weeks ago a postdoc in my lab logged on to Amazon to buy the lab an extra copy of Peter Lawrence’s The Making of a Fly – a classic work in developmental biology that we – and most other Drosophila developmental biologists – consult regularly. The book, published in 1992, is out of print. But Amazon listed 17 copies for sale: 15 used from $35.54, and 2 new from $1,730,045.91 (+$3.99 shipping). Photos of Amazon.com fulfillment center - Doobybrain.

The Daily Mail takes a dive into the inner workings of an Amazon.com distribution center (or as Amazon likes to call it, a “fulfillment center”) in the UK and it’s pretty much what I expected from an online store that sells just about anything. The place is huge (it’s compared to the size of an airplane hangar), and there’s enough computer technology in there to keep track of the millions of products that Amazon.com sells as well as tell the employees there what path to take in order to pick up an entire order in one walk. Pretty amazing right?

How to create an online store. Web Sites - Six Reasons Your Website Will Fail. Oxford Learning Lab - Digital Marketing Essentials: FREE Digital Marketing Essentials. Don't make me think / druk 1: een nuchtere kijk op web usability - Steve Krug. How People Read Online. 7 Clear Ways to Boost Tag ROI. Using Tags is super easy. Cdn1.hubspot.com/hub/53/47_Amazing_Blog_Designs_Offer_Final_v7. Google Analytics Shows You What Bad Web Practices Look Like in Real Life. Tweet ping. How to build a Facebook community. Here are 14 ‘levers’ you need to be pulling Like any social tool, Facebook needs to be worked in order to achieve specific marketing, event or fundraising goals. Pinterest for business use. Updated Thesis Blogger Template - Resolved Bugs. 4 months ago, I released Thesis Blogger Template. 101 Ways to Monetize Your Blog Without Irritating Your Readers.

Blogging is big business these days, with some bloggers reporting six-figure or even million-dollar incomes. Building a blogger network. White paper: webtesting. Top 10 Things Customers Expect from Your Online Store. Oneupweb has recently put out some interesting research which includes the top 10 consumer expectations that influence purchase decisions. What Do Deal Site Acronyms Like "YMMV" And "AC" Mean?

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Shopping Carts Gallery: Examples and Good Practices. Advertisement. Engage prospects with webinars. Social Media Marketing Company. Integrated Social Marketing Strategy Many companies engage in Social Media without a clear sense of purpose and without determining how it fits into an overall strategy for digital dominance. eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing. Internet Marketing Resource Center. Why Some Websites Sell and Others Don’t? Why Some Websites Sell and Others Don’t?

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