7 Reasons I Ditched Your Pitch

I get pitched several times a day, every day, by writers and SEO ‘specialists’ who want to “help me improve the visibility” of my various blogs. Granted, with thousands of visitors per day, I wasn’t aware that my blogs had a problem with visibility, but OK, I’ll bite to see what they are offering.:-) Sadly (for them), I ditch their pitch for one (or many) very … [Read more...]

Title Tag Hacks for Increased Rankings, Making Animated GIFs, Account-Based Marketing, Speedlink 19:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. You may find yourself wondering whether the humble title tag still matters in modern SEO. When it comes to your click-through rate, the answer is a resounding yes! In the Whiteboard Friday video below, Cyrus Shepard talks about 7 ways you can revamp your title tags to increase your site traffic and rankings. 7 ‹Title Tag› … [Read more...]

Cheap Ways to Relieve Stress in Your Life

Unfortunately, stress is a frequent part of most people’s lives. Whether it is over our jobs, money, health or family, stress can occur and wreak havoc on our bodies. While massages are great for relieving stress, not everyone can afford that luxury. Here are a few cheap ways to shake that stress from your day. Exercise We know, we know. You’ve heard it before, but that’s because it’s true. … [Read more...]

Top Fitness Affiliate Programs

This week’s niche is focused on getting physically fit! If you have not started any fitness programs yet, you’re not alone (LOL). But if you are an affiliate marketer and you are looking for a new website to create and promote, then it’s about time you check out the top fitness affiliate programs we have for you here. Let's start by visiting sample websites to get an idea of … [Read more...]

Do’s And Dont’s of Press Releases

Press Releases are official statements given to newspapers containing information about a particular matter. Businesses use this as tool of marketing and it does work. But only if you do it right. That’s why we are going to talk about do’s and don’ts of press releases for all kinds of businesses and blogs. Do’s of Press Releases Create a catchy headline: You got that press release published … [Read more...]

Why youtube marketing is Important?

YouTube Marketing is the most underutilized marketing tool at present. With billions of users and millions of views every day, youtube has become an encyclopaedia. More and more people are using videos to solve their problems, learn new things and for entertainment. If your business hasn’t started youtube marketing yet, you must begin NOW. Here are some important things you must know Youtube can … [Read more...]

5 Must Have Safety Equipment For Office

Your employees are the biggest asset of your company and you need to make sure that you have adequate safety equipment for office. Why? You simply cannot afford even a small injury of your employee. You cannot afford accidents that can be clearly avoided. How? By investing in safety equipment for office, you would send a message to your employees that you care for them as well as you would do a … [Read more...]

This startup raised $220 M Even Before Its Launch

Fundraising is definitely the most terrifying and exhausting process. You have a brilliant idea, you know it will work, you know how to make it work, you believe in it but that doesn’t matter. What matters is what the investor thinks of your startup. You need to work a lot to sharpen your selling skills and impress an investor. But maybe some start-ups are really lucky. What else can you say about … [Read more...]

How being organized helps entrepreneurs?

A successful entrepreneur – this term has become more of a buzzword for everyone gets fascinated by these three words and it seems like everyone dreams of being related to these words at one point of their life or another. Trust me! It is difficult to actually be a successful entrepreneur. Not only you need a business idea and work hard on it but also you require a lot of changes in your personal … [Read more...]

5 Kinds of people that help you to be an entrepreneur

Do you want to be an entrepreneur? It is extremely important that you surround yourself with right kind of people that help you be in the right kind of environment and state of mind so as to utilize your full potential and establish yourself as a successful entrepreneur. While my post clearly pointed out 5 kinds of people you should avoid in order to be an entrepreneur, I thought it was important … [Read more...]

5 kinds of people to avoid to be an entrepreneur

Do you want to be an entrepreneur? Do you have that brilliant idea in your mind which would definitely convert into a million dollar company? But there is something that is stopping you from pursuing your dream. What is it? It might be the people around you. Yes, the kinds of people you surround yourself with can make a great impact on the probability of you becoming an entrepreneur. Here are 5 … [Read more...]

Small Business Ideas 2015: Set up an Online Store

Are you looking for small business ideas but get overwhelmed by the amount of ideas? Your clueless state of mind needs more assistance. You need more information on each of the small business ideas you come across. Only that can help you take a right decision. Therefore we’re going to help you understand the topmost small business ideas in a clearer manner. Today, we are going to talk about … [Read more...]

Interview With Founder of Lawnmower

Three classmates got together to provide a world with another amazing tool that could help them in their day to day life. They wanted to help you in your efforts to save money and hence Lawnmower was launched on April 9. Only within a few days, this startup has managed to create a lot of buzz. And that’s how it caught our attention. So, our team thought of interviewing the founder Alex Sunnarborg … [Read more...]

Online Donations: Make the Process Simple for Donors

A very good friend of ours recently passed away and in lieu of flowers the family asked that donations be made to a local charity which does fund-raising for colon cancer awareness. Being that Lester is my 3rd third friend / colleague to succumb to the disease, I was SO on it. Unfortunately, trying to make a donation on the site was a convoluted and frustrating process, so I gave up the first … [Read more...]

DRAM Class Action Lawsuit – Get Your $20

Canadians will get $20 back (maybe more) as part of $80 million dollar class-action settlement for overpriced electronics. Here’s the Press release: MONTREAL, TORONTO and VANCOUVER, Feb. 23, 2015 /CNW/ – If you bought an electronic device between 1999 and 2002, then you almost certainly paid too much for it. Now Canadians can get their money back simply by filling in a form on … [Read more...]

15 Virtual Conference Advantages

Between 2004 and 2010, I attended/spoke at a number of conferences, traveling from my home in semi-rural British Columbia to places such as L.A., Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., New York, Montreal, Miami and Dubai. As much as I love meeting my colleagues and students in person, I found the rigmarole of business travel exhausting. Contributing to the frazzle, is the fact that we spend 4 to 6 of the … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning for Your Blog

The birds are singing, the posies are popping and spring rains are making everything look shiny and new. Here are 10 tips to dust off your blog and give it a fresh spring feel. Update Your About Page Have you gained experience or earned new credentials since you set up your blog? Has the objective for your blog changed? Have YOU changed? One of the most frequent complaints that online daters have … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Sale at HostGator

Starting today – Monday, March 16th, 2015 at 12am CST, HostGator is running a St. Patrick’s Day Sale, featuring 55% off all new hosting packages, plus $8 domains! The St. Patrick’s Day Sale will run for a full 72 hours and end on Wednesday, March 18th at 11:59pm CST. Your Coupon Code is: GOLD NOTE: The offer is only valid on new hosting packages, not applicable on renewals or … [Read more...]

280+ Spam Filter Words and Phrases to Avoid

Do you ever wonder how many of the emails you send to your newsletter subscribers get caught up in spam filters and junk mail folders? While checking my Gmail today, I was surprised to see how many marketers’ messages – to which I’d subscribed – were in the spam folder. A quick scan down the list and it was easy to see why Gmail deemed those messages to be junk… they … [Read more...]

Responsive WordPress Themes for 2015

I had a problem on one of my blogs this week that I (wrongly) assumed was due to over-tweaking of its WordPress theme. To fix it, I went in search of a new theme to install on the site. Boy, was I surprised by the number of beautiful themes available, particularly the responsive theme designs and those with parallax scrolling. Parallax scrolling is where background images move slower than … [Read more...]

Former Student Hits it BIG

I feel like a proud mama every time I hear how one of my students has taken what they learned from me (and others) and gone on to become uber successful affiliate marketers. In this case, Jamie is a 38 year old musician — but it’s affiliate marketing that has put bread on his table. Really BIG bread. There’s an Aston Martin in his garage thanks to the 12 million bucks he’s … [Read more...]

Get Mobile-Friendly by April 21st or Risk Lowering Your Rankings

In February, Google announced that it would start favoring mobile-friendly sites starting on April 21st. Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. Contrary to some bloggers’ interpretation of Google’s latest algorithm change, your site will NOT be de-listed if it is not mobile friendly. (Oh yes, all sorts of doom and gloom was … [Read more...]

Free Marketing eBook, Invest In Loyal Audiences, Link Graph Primer, #Speedlink 16:2015

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week! Free Marketing eBook Brought to you by Brother CreativeCenter, SmallBizTrends.com has made available to download, the Innovative Marketing Tips ebook, to help marketers and just about any small business owner help thrive in today’s world of online marketing. The ebook contains many useful and insightful tips, as a result of many … [Read more...]

Why is Responsive Website Design A Big Deal In 2015 and How It Can Boost Your Rankings

Google has been rolling out some really stringent updates like Panda and Penguin. This time Google is back with one more update – Mobile Friendly which basically aims to improve site rankings of the websites which are responsive. The algorithm will affect all the websites which have mobile usabililty issues and hence, it is now imperative for businesses to move to a responsive website. … [Read more...]

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