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How to Create Your Own Quality Backlinks to Your Site

If you are in the SEO game then you have probably heard this many times – get quality links to your site.

This is important.

Having quality backlinks will help your site become more trustful and increase your page rank.

Even having just some quality links on your site can positively change your ranking.

Unfortunately [...]

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Top 5 Web Design Trends To Watch Out For 2014

A more simplified Yahoo! Logo, websites with Helvetica and hipster-inspired themes – these were the top web design trends for the past year.

Now that 2014 is on a roll, what are the hottest web design trends to watch out for?

That is exactly what we will find more about here.

Top 5 Web Design [...]

Top 5 Web Design Trends To Watch Out For This 2014

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How To Make The Most Of Twitter Lists

Using Twitter is pretty simple, all things considered.

But because of the nature of its live update system, things can get pretty out of hand.

Going through your friend's tweets becomes more overwhelming the more friends you have.

When you add in the celebrities or brand pages you might be following, not to mention the [...]

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Top 6 Website Promotion Methods For Google+

You know that social media sites are a great way to boost your visitor count, and Google+ is one of the more interesting sites to be at right now.

When used the right way, Google+ can provide you with great opportunities on how to promote your site and bring in more traffic.

Business owners and [...]

Top 6 Website Promotion Methods For Google+

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The Biggest Differences Between Online And Offline Marketing

Online and offline marketing may share the same principle, but they each require different approaches and produce different results.

Relying exclusively on one form is not really an option.

Here are the three biggest differences between the online and offline marketing, so you can design a more comprehensive marketing plan for your small business:

Reach [...]

The Biggest Differences Between Online And Offline Marketing

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The Little Big Horn Strategy of Link Building

Are you in a niche that’s so damn competitive no one’s willing to link to you?

If so, the Little Big Horn strategy of link building might just be your answer.

Read on if you:

Are in a highly competitive niche Struggle to get links from blogs within your niche Want to outrank your competition [...]

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Building Your Blog Influence – Networking With Bloggers On Google Plus

Google Plus and Google Authorship are increasingly important for bloggers. I invite you to connect with me and 254 597 fellow bloggers on Google Plus.

We, Pauline Cabrera and Ralf Skirr [that's me], came up with a new concept of combining Google Plus' Shared Circles with a Google Plus Community for Bloggers.

We'll network and [...]

Building Your Blog Influence – Networking With Bloggers On Google Plus

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WordPress Event Management Plugins To Control All Aspects Of An Event

If you have worked with events before you understand how hectic stuff can be.

Everything seems to get out of hand and complicated. To give up on the whole affair is very tempting.

There is a lot of mess to take care of, right from speakers, prices to more than one payment option and anything [...]

Wordpress Event Management Plugins To Control All Aspects Of An Event

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Avoiding The Trolls On Twitter

Twitter trolls are growing (in terms of abuse-quality and numbers) by the day – but, hey, do you know what Twitter Trolls are?

These are the guys who insult, threaten, bad-mouth, abuse or otherwise offend other Twitter users.

Trolls are all over Twitter commenting on what they feel like and generally spreading abuse.

Here are [...]

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Maximize The Effectiveness Of Your Podcast

You’re probably not doing a podcast just because you like hearing yourself talk, so make sure the people who want to listen to you can find you.

If you are currently taking the time to create a podcast, you obviously want other people to find it and listen to it regularly.

In order to increase [...]

Maximize The Effectiveness Of Your Podcast

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The Secret To Creating Captivating Social Media Videos

We have all seen or shared a funny, enigmatic, weird or inspirational video on social media.

The amount of images circulating there seems to be increasing, videos are the current trend. But of course, not all the videos posted get the attention or the “likes” they are intended to get.

So why is it that [...]

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It’s a Trap: 2013 Marketing Trends That You Shouldn’t Try 2014

What’s our future? Change.

Fast change. Constant change.

It used to be that marketers, economists, and other professionals whose job it is to predict things could look a decade into the future, or at least a few years, but more and faster changes have made that kind of long view difficult.

For people in advertising, [...]

It’s a Trap: 2013 Marketing Trends That You Shouldn’t Try

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Facebook Games To Pep Up Your Facebook Page

Games are in demand everywhere!

Social gaming is the way forward to engage users in an interactive activity.

Not all of us have the resources to develop unique games for our Facebook Fans, and so some Facebook Apps developing agencies have come up with plug and play facebook game apps.

The idea of developing games [...]

Facebook Games To Pep Up Your Facebook Page

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Grow Your Business with Triberr: #8 Coaching Tool

Today I want to talk to you about how you can utilize Triberr as an awesome coaching tool to help others.  Now, let's get busy and learn how to benefit from this and also how it can help others as well!

This will be pretty short and sweet but has some great insight as to [...]

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Grow Your Business with Triberr: #7 Twitter Success and Sponsored Tweets

Welcome to Segment Seven of the Grow Your Business Online with Triberr eSeries!

If you haven't read the prior eCourse segments, you can find the previous six segments of the eSeries below:

Networking Massive Reach Increasing Credibility and Customer Base Mentors and Leaders in Your Niche! Guest Blogging Influence Marketing

In today’s segment I am [...]

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Why you must move from Facebook to Google+

By Michael Q. Todd. Right now is an extremely interesting time as there is a massive swing from Facebook to Google+ happening.

This post will examine some trends and aspects of the migration that will fascinate you.

I am not going to show you a whole lot of user number graphs. These are my personal [...]

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Marketing Emails That Work, And Why Most Don’t!

For a majority of us, the first thing we see when we open our mailboxes everyday are umpteen emails promising us the best offer in town.

There are some really cheap houses on sale, people offering to boost your Credit score in 24 hours and a 90% discount on designer wear!

To add more spice [...]

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Grow Your Business with Triberr: #6 Influence Marketing

Welcome to Segment Six of the Grow Your Business Online with Triberr eSeries!

If you haven't read the previous segments, you can find the first five segments of the eSeries below:

Networking Massive Reach Using Triberr to increase Credibility and Customer Base Mentors and Leaders in Your Niche! How to find Guest Blogging Opportunities through [...]

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Grow Your Business with Triberr: #5 Guest Blogging

Welcome to Segment Five of the Grow Your Business Online with Triberr eSeries!

This is the fifth segment of the Triberr eSeries. If you haven't read the previous segments, you can find the first four installments here:

Networking on Triberr Massive Triberr reach Increasing Credibility and Customer Base Mentors and Leaders in Your Niche!

Today’s [...]

Grow Your Business Online with Triberr eSeries – #5 How Guest Blogging Can Get You Noticed and Rock Your Online Biz!

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Grow Your Business with Triberr: #4 Mentors and Leaders

Welcome to Segment Four of the Grow Your Business Online with Triberr eSeries!

This is the fourth segment of the Triberr eSeries.

If you haven't had a chance to read some of the previous segments, you can read up on the first three segments below:

Networking on Triberr Massive Triberr reach Improving credibility and customer [...]

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Grow Your Business with Triberr: #3 Increase Your Credibility

Welcome to Segment Three of the Grow Your Business Online with Triberr eSeries! 

Hi There Everyone – We are on our third segment of the Triberr eSeries and I have some great stuff planned to talk to you about this week. I just want to remind those reading, if you are just stopping by and [...]

Grow Your Business Online with Triberr eSeries - #3 Increase Your Credibility and Get Help with Your Customer Base!

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Grow Your Business with Triberr: #2 Massive Reach

Welcome to Segment Two of the Grow Your Business Online with Triberr eSeries!

By Irish Carter.

Hello Everyone – Welcome back to the  second segment of the Triberr eSeries.

If you are just stopping by and missed last week's segment on networking, I hope you check it out.

There was some great information in that [...]

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Grow Your Business with Triberr: #1 Networking

Triberr is my favorite Blogger network. Today we're starting to publish a series of blog posts about Triberr.

This 8-part series was written by Irish Carter (one part contributed by yours truly) and published on her blog Dedicated 2 Life.

If you already know Triberr, you'll find that this series offers lots of out-of-the-ordinary ideas [...]

Grow Your Business with Triberr: #1 Networking

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Convincing Small Businesses To Start Using Responsive Web Design

More and more people are using smart phones or tablets to access the internet, and many businesses do not realize how many people are accessing their website through mobile devices.

Having an interactive, responsive website that works with phones and tablets is essential.

Discussing topics like increased use of mobiles, mentioning the future of their [...]

Convincing Small Businesses To Start Using Responsive Web Design

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The Star Trek-Guide to SEO

SEO: the final frontier.

These are the lessons of search engine optimization.

SEO can be difficult to understand, but all hope is not lost. You can learn how to best optimize your site, and we can help you.

Here are a few tips for you, taught by examples taken straight from Star Trek.

Relevant Information

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Motivational Alchemy – The Cure When Motivation Doesn’t Work

I admire Tony Robbins. And many of his colleagues.

But when I use their motivational strategies, the farthest I get is … to the swimming pool.

That shouldn’t surprise you; it’s the most common complaint about motivational trainers.

You’re motivated while you listen to them, the moment you’re supposed to get to work, the elusive [...]

Motivational Alchemy – The Cure When Motivation Doesn’t Work

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The Complete Guide To Facebook Marketing.

Effectively promoting your business on Facebook requires much more than simply registering with the online social media site. Applying marketing knowledge and keeping your fans engaged is the key to a successful business venture.

Before you can begin marketing on Facebook, it is important to establish a strong profile for yourself and your business. Remember [...]

The Complete Guide To Facebook Marketing.

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How To Gain Visibility On The Web And Beyond – Part 3

Today we’ll boldly go where Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft are going. In part 1 we focused on presenting your business on your web site and your other web presences. In part 2 we expanded to sites and presences of your business contacts.

Those were easy tasks, requiring little time and little technical expertise.

All [...]

How To Gain Visibility On The Web And Beyond – Part 3

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How To Gain Visibility On The Web And Beyond – Part 2

Today’s tip is not your everyday online marketing advice, and you should not follow it mindlessly.

It might spark some new ideas, but it’s best to evaluate each idea for what it adds to your business.

Yesterday I talked about updating and aligning your most important online presences, including your business web site, and your [...]

How To Gain Visibility On The Web And Beyond – Part 2

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How To Gain Visibility On The Web And Beyond – Part 1

SEO traffic will dwindle even more than it already did, and in yesterday’s Google Prophecy I wrote the new goal [replacing soon to be futile SEO goals] is gaining broad visibility on the web and beyond.

Let’s do this step by step.

First look at your online presence

your business website additional sites showcasing you [...]

How To Gain Visibility On The Web And Beyond – Part 1

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The Google Prophecy

Businesses rely on SEO to fill their sites with visitors, and their sales funnel with leads.

The common belief is that SEO has become harder, especially after Panda and Penguin, but that you can still make it to the top of SERPs , simply by working harder.

Every time Google makes SEO harder, you work [...]

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The Evolution of the Blog: A Brief History

Children in the 21st century have grown up with “blogging” as part of their everyday vocabulary.

For them, blogs have always existed—Wikipedia has an article about it, Microsoft Word recognizes it as a legitimate word, and tossing around terms like “blogger” and “blogosphere” in casual conversation doesn’t elicit questions like it would have fifteen years [...]

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