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15 Social Media Mistakes that are Strangling Your Success

The post 15 Social Media Mistakes that are Strangling Your Success appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Prateek Katyal on Unsplash While it’s not new, I’m often surprised by the way bloggers use—and mis-use—social media. Each of us has our own blogging journey, and we use different tools in our own unique ways. Yet there are still quite a few very common errors that I continue to see … [Read More...]

Giving Underperforming Posts a Second Chance with Updates

The post Giving Underperforming Posts a Second Chance with Updates appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Jeffrey F Lin on Unsplash If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again…. Have you ever written a post that you thought would hit the spot with your readers, generate lots of interest and/or stimulate a great conversation and then find it fell flat on it’s face? I have … [Read More...]

6 Reasons Your Blog Traffic Might Be Declining [And What to Do About It]

The post 6 Reasons Your Blog Traffic Might Be Declining [And What to Do About It] appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Luismi Sánchez on Unsplash I’ve read a few comments here on Problogger from bloggers who are feeling low because they’ve noticed a plateau or even a decrease in the traffic coming to their blog. While we all want to see our traffic rise the reality is that every blog … [Read More...]

Seasonal Traffic and How to Capture It for Your Blog

The post Seasonal Traffic and How to Capture It for Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Chris Lawton on Unsplash Don’t Miss Seasonal Opportunities on Your Blog for Spectacular Traffic. Read to the bottom of this post for an example of how I used the same content three times in 18 months to generate 50,000 page views on one post. One of the skills that I encourage bloggers to … [Read More...]

Blog Metrics: Why You Need to Stop Focusing on ‘Vanity’ Stats

The post Blog Metrics: Why You Need to Stop Focusing on ‘Vanity’ Stats appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by olieman.eth on Unsplash While having lots of page views, sessions, fans, followers and even email subscribers may feel good, they don’t actually tell you anything about the health of your blog. At a previous ProBlogger Mastermind, I shared a slide that seemed to hit a nerve … [Read More...]

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The Top 7 Money Excuses That Hold You Back From Financial Independence

One of the greatest obstacles we have to truly achieving financial independence are the money excuses we make for ourselves. I love to talk to people about money!  Yet I can’t help but notice how many times a conversation ends in “I could never do” or “why that will never work for me”. These excuses are the lies we tell ourselves to make it seem better when we’re not where we want to be with our … [Read More...]

How This Couple Was Able to Retire Early After Just 15 Years of Saving

Do you think you need 30 years of saving to make your retirement happen? Do you think you need to make a lot of money? Or know what the best stocks are to invest in each year? Of course not! I’m a huge fan of early retirement stories of the everyday-man; stories that prove that good-ole fashioned saving, simple investing, and living within your means CAN and WILL provide you with not just the … [Read More...]

How to Become a Millionaire – The Simple Way to Save $1,000,000

Admit it – you’ve probably asked yourself “How do I become a millionaire?” more than once in your life. Don’t be shy! With all the images of happiness and security we see associated with wealth, how could you (or most anyone) not. Regardless of what your actual financial goals are, the act of having a net worth of one million dollars or more is still heavily regarded as quite an accomplishment! In … [Read More...]

YouNoodle and Denmark for Entrepreneurs

Start-up Denmark Teams Up With YouNoodle To Find High-Growth Startups New partnership aims to attract global entrepreneurs interested in building and growing innovative companies in Denmark Start-up Denmark (www.startupdenmark.info), a new initiative of the Danish Government designed to attract talented entrepreneurs with world-class business ideas and YouNoodle (www.younoodle.com), a startup … [Read More...]

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Differentiation Strategy (and the Sea of Sameness)

Legendary Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter defines competition in business as the struggle to attain a profitable, unique position in the market. Instead of “competing to be the best,” you should “compete to be unique.” Differentiation is about standing out from the noise and giving people a reason to choose you over others. You’d think companies would be all about that. Curiously, … [Read More...]

Totango Hosts Interactive Lunch for Customer Success Thought Leaders in NYC

Customer Success for the Enterprise, held on September 18th in NYC was an exciting chance for Customer Success leaders from around the world to exchange their innovative ideas in this ever-changing space.   Four topics stood out from the discussion: enabling customer centricity, turning insights into action, driving results that last, and deciding to buy a CS solution over building one in-house. … [Read More...]

Customer Success for the Enterprise Luncheon Creates an Interactive CS Experience in The Bay Area

The Customer Success for the Enterprise, luncheon held on Nov. 6th, in Palo Alto was an invitation-only event hosted by Totango, the leader in Customer Success (CS) software for the enterprise. The event brought together executives from leading enterprises in the Bay Area including SAP, Symantec, Oracle, FireEye, Juniper Networks, PayPal, and Akamai Technologies, enabling them to convene over … [Read More...]

Highlights from TSW ‘18 in Las Vegas

We had a great time at the Technology and Services World (TSW) in Las Vegas networking, sharing ideas, and learning about the latest trends in technology services. It was a valuable and insightful event and the turnout at our booth from prospects and customers plus the successful session with our CEO Guy Nirpaz and Dilip Kumar, COO of Dimension Data, as they presented how Dimension Data has … [Read More...]

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Additions and Attractions for Our Feeds-by-Email Service

FeedBurner's email service began delivering updates in April, 2006. The launch was just weeks after scientists determined email and feeds could be safely combined in a laboratory setting. Our public service has since delivered millions of messages on … [Read More...]

Los colores bonitos, or how I learned to stop worrying and compare multiple feed metrics.

If you've been knocking about within FeedBurner using your Google Account, you may have noticed that the original "french fry" chart from the Analyze tab of the original feedburner.com is no more. This venerable bar chart, with its green picket fence … [Read More...]

An important reminder for our MyBrand users

As we detailed in our previous installment, More details on moving to a Google account, if you used the MyBrand service at feedburner.com — our service that allows you to use a custom domain with your feed — you must move to a Google account and … [Read More...]

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Beyond WordPress: Choosing the Right CMS for Your Business

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS). As a matter of fact, some statistics suggest that it powers around half of the websites on the Internet. Moreover, its popularity is well-deserved. WordPress is a highly functional system … [Read More...]

Mastering All the Basic Ins and Outs of DIY Car Fixing

Whether your company owns a fleet of vehicles or only a single company car, you might need to do some DIY car fixing from time to time. After all, as the owner of a small business, you do, indeed, wear many hats, don’t you? Then, too, you might … [Read More...]

The Closer: End of Week Charts — 10/5/18

Looking for deeper insight on global markets and economics?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke clients, we recap weekly price action in major asset classes, update economic surprise index data for major economies, chart the weekly Commitment … [Read More...]

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Fineco Review UK: Low Cost Investing, Trading and Banking

Are you looking for new ways to invest your savings or handle your cash? In 2018, a study found that a quarter of Brits don’t save money regularly. So, any new options that might tempt more people to be careful with their cash have got to be worth … [Read More...]

Switchd Review: Find the Best Energy Deals

Are you fed up paying too much on your energy bills? Switchd is a new type of energy comparison service that promises to let you take a smarter approach to saving money. At the start of 2020, the National Audit Office said that British households had … [Read More...]

4Paws Pet Insurance Review

In this 4Paws pet insurance review, we look at what the company has to offer pet owners like us. We’ll see what types of cover 4Paws* offer, as well as what levels of cover they have available. Then we’ll take a look at some of the vet fee limits and … [Read More...]




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Why You Need to Take More Breaks (And How to Do It)

Ahh!! The last couple of months have been CRAZY busy… So, I stopped taking breaks because I thought I could get MORE done. The problem? My productivity completely tanked. Something needed to change. And I had a lot of questions… Like, how do breaks help or hurt your productivity? How do you take an effective break? Here’s what I found… Taking a break = being lazy? I used to believe … [Read More...]

Pros and Cons of a Virtual Business

As a startup owner, you’re probably looking to save as much money as possible. It just makes it a lot easier to make money and see the kind of success you’re looking for, right from the start, without making an unnecessary amount of debt. A lot of businesses are moving away from the physical realm, though, and opting for a virtual office instead – but is it really beneficial? Here is a … [Read More...]

Announcing: I Co-Founded A New Company Called Truvani

So, people keep asking me, “Derek, are you alive?” Yes. I’m alive. But I’ve been missing in action. Why? I co-founded a company called Truvani. We create high quality supplements made from real food products. So far we launched 4 products. 1. Daily Turmeric Supplement 2. Organic Chicken Bone Broth Powder 3. Chocolate Plant-Based Protein Powder 4. Marine Collagen Powder … [Read More...]

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What is a Stock Alternative? (And What Are The Top Stock Alternatives?)

If you’re currently saying, “I don’t want to invest in the stock market right now” and it makes you uncomfortable, you may want to look into a stock alternative. There are many ways of investing outside of the stock market. And you know what? They may even be less risky, and they might earn more money! Want to know more? If you’re asking questions like… … [Read More...]

Why Use A Real Estate Broker? (4 Benefits That’ll Make You More Money!)

When you sell your home yourself this is known as “for sale by owner”, and it may seem like a great way to save money on your sale. Acting as your own seller’s agent will save you from having to pay the typical broker fees. So why use a real estate broker? I can actually think of quite a few reasons! First, remember that you’ll almost always be better off off using a real ... Article by … [Read More...]

Do You Need a Degree to Be an Entrepreneur? (No! …But Maybe Yes…)

Do you dream of starting your own business? Of doing something you absolutely LOVE? Perhaps you want to set your own hours, be your own boss, take vacations whenever you want. Heck, maybe you want to travel the world while working! Or, maybe you’d like to earn millions of dollars instead of just trying not to get fired from your day job for that measly salary!. But then there are the big … [Read More...]