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Blog Fail – Traffic From Google 40% Down!

Ah, well. Last month I tried out a new blog theme, based on a so called framework.

Within 1 month my Google traffic went down 40%.

I could have changed some things on the new theme, but unfortunately the framework is badly documented. Only blatant, side wide changes are easy to implement. The moment you [...]

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Google Plus Feed Broken, Again

There have been a few services offering RSS feeds from your Google plus stream. One by one, they seem to go out of service.

Another one just vanished, leaving my g+ site bar widget empty.

I'm looking forward to the g+ API becoming good enough to pull the stream without external services!

For now, my [...]

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2 New Tools: Line Break Remover and HTML Cleaner

I'm releasing two new tools for everyone to use. They have been online for some time, but only for my team, and not officially linked on my blog.

The Line Break Remover

The name says it all. Enter any text, press the button, and you'll get your text back with line breaks removed.

http://internetbusinessmastermind.com/remove-linebreaks

The [...]

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Switching To A New WordPress Theme

Today I'm switching to a new theme. It might be bumpy for a while, I have to recreate some custom programming. If you run into problems, especially with the online tools, please let me know.

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German Data Protection Commissioner Bans Facebook Fan Pages And Like Buttons

Facebook like buttons and fan pages not allowed in Germany's state of Schleswig Holstein anymore.

You may think this is a joke, but it is not. German privacy protectors asked web sites owners to remove Facebook like buttons from their sites, and threaten to fine € 50,000. They claim Facebook Like buttons and Fan [...]

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Switching My Blog Comments To Disqus

UPDATE MARCH 2012: I've changed my internet business blog to a new WordPress theme, and the Disqus comments didn't look nice. So, for now, I'm disabling disqus. Maybe I'll come back to adjust the comments CSS, so that disqus will look ok, after everything else is working fine. At first, other theme changes have priority.

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Discover What Google is Hiding from You

With Google+ continuously rising to popularity, people just have to wonder what kind of people are behind this ever-growing company. So, what kind of personalities, habits, and responsibilities do you think the men behind Google have?

Danny Sullivan, the editor-in-chief of Search Engine Land, helps us discover the answer by holding an interview session with [...]

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22 Milestones – The World Wide Web Turns Age 20 Today!

Birthdays are important as they signify life and a great beginning. That is especially true when we are talking about the birth of the internet, of the World Wide Web.

Some think that the internet and the World Wide Web are the same thing; people use these two terms interchangeably, in fact. However, they are [...]

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Finally (Sigh!) – Adobe Moving Away from Flash!

On August 1, Adobe Systems publicly added a new product to their line of web design and animation programs. It’s still in beta, and it’s named Adobe Edge.

Adobe Edge is a tool for creating website animations. It allows you to add rich motion designs to any of your HTML projects, regardless if it’s a [...]

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Google Page Speed Service Launches Today

Google launches another part of the Page Speed family today—Page Speed Service—a  service that assists web masters and developers in optimizing and loading their sites faster.

As we already know, Internet users can be a very, very irritable and impatient bunch. That is exactly the reason why webmasters like us aim to optimize our site’s [...]

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Google Places Cuts Third-Party Reviews

“Against our privacy.” “Unprofitable.” “Leaves us with little choice.”

These seem to be the issues that pushed Google administrators to change Google Places’s content and formatting and present a revamped Google Places last Thursday afternoon.

If you visited Google Places on July 22, you have probably already noticed the difference—third-party reviews are completely removed. This means that [...]

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Hopes for Better User Experience: Rise of Google+

What are you going to do if something you invested time and effort on starts controlling you instead? Of course, you will surely start looking for alternatives that give you freedom and privacy! That is exactly the driving force of people who have left Facebook and started broadening their networks through Google+.

Facebook has, for [...]

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Free Article Rewriter Tool Released

I’ve added a new tool to Internet Business Mastermind that helps you to create high-quality articles in a shorter amount of time.  This tool is called the “Free Article Rewriter,” and you can find it here:

http://internetbusinessmastermind.com/free-article-rewriter

I’ll publish a longer post about it Monday, but for now you should be good by just going [...]

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5 Free B2B Social Media Reports For Immediate Download

Toprankblog.com has compiled a great list of 4 free and 1 partially free reports on using social media for B2B marketing.

Here are the direct download links for the 5 B2B social media PDFs, no sign-up required.

B2B Tech Marketing and Social Media

The Infinite Dial 2011: Navigating Digital Platforms

2011 Social Media [...]

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Autoblogging Gone Wrong – Google Dissects Crappy Website

Okay, so we know people are spamming the web with crappy content. Content that is scraped from other sites, badly spun, or at worst even translated to a different language and then translated back to English.

Now one those web masters was “smart” enough to complain about his site not being indexed in the Google [...]

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Free Downloads Working Beautifully Again

UPDATE March 2012: To simplify things the password protected download system has been deactivated. I'll now send the direct download links via email to my subscribers. END UPDATE

A few days ago I told you about a technical problem with the free downloads. I finally fixed it, simply by deactivating the plugin that caused the [...]

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Quick Note To Subscribers: How To Solve Problem With Free Downloads

UPDATE March 2012: To simplify things the password protected download system has been deactivated. I'll now send the direct downloadlinks via email to my subscribers. END UPDATE

When you login for the free downloads it seems that the login is not working and you can't get the download.

Actually it is working, but you have [...]

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Exciting Changes For This Internet Business Blog!

The reality is that changes are coming… They must come. You must share in bringing them. ~John Hersey~

You’ve probably made that mistake yourself.

Excited by unlimited opportunities you take on dozens or (in my case) hundreds of projects…and in the end there’s little chance of creating anything of excellence.

Simply because you’re diverting [...]

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A Quick Note To My Blog News Feed Subscribers

From now on I’m changing the feed settings to only display the summary of each blog post.

As I will explain in a more detailed post later today, there’s going to be a lot of new content coming to the internet business mastermind blog.

Up until now I had only 1 post per week. Sending [...]

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Help Dr. Mani Save Children’s lives!

It’s Free – For Everyone!

Dr.Mani, heart surgeon and infopreneur, is launching his second print book on February 14th, 2010 as part of an annual fundraising event, “The Heart Kids Blogathon”.

But he’s doing something unusual today… he’s letting you read his book for FREE!

http://www.47hearts.com

If you visit his website, you can download a [...]

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A New Year’s Gift, For Your Success

Dear Reader

this is Ralf Skirr, sending you a New Year’s Gift to help you meeting your goals in 2010.

I’ll keep it short and give you the links to your gifts right away: (right click the link with your mouse and chose ‘save as’)

http://ibmm.com/Achieve_Your_Goals.pdf

http://ibmm.com/Worksheets.pdf

Many people are using this time of [...]

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EMail Marketers, Format Your Emails In An Instant!

This email formatting tool is a godsend for any email marketer. Like magic and at the blink of an eye, your email will be formatted and ready to paste into your autoresponder without requiring any tedious work from you!

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No other give-away has ever done this before!

Hi,

I’ll just want to introduce you to a new kind of give-away that Willie Crawford recommended to me earlier this day.

Seriously, it’s a no brainer…

No other give-away has ever done this before!

Done what?

Offered 100 percent commissions for referrals AND your own special offers!

http://ibmm.com/100percentgiveaway

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Learn How To Succeed and Save a Life

Learn and save a life, for the full story go to:

http://EzineMarketingCenter.com/book/twr/launch.htm

Words can bring joy, hope, and love to others. And in this case, words can bring you money too. Today I want to introduce to you… “THINK, WRITE & RETIRE : How To Turn Words Into Wealth – Easily!”, a marvelous book written [...]

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TurbomembershipReviews.com Back Online

After the disaster with Myriadnetwork’s hosting earlier this year many of my sites went offline and I had to transfer them to other hosts. I’m happy to announce that TurboMembershipReviews.com is back online again. There you can read honest, uncensored reviews about a site that some call ‘The Holy Grail of Internet Marketing’ …

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New Video For MyCustom Graphics And Ecover Service

10 minutes ago I uploaded the second promotional video to Web-Templates-Online.com. It’s for our custom web site and e-cover graphics service.

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What’s New At Web-Templates-Online.com?

At Web-Templates-Online.com you can instantly download thousands of ready made sales letters, squeeze pages, blogs and business web sites. The new category at internetbusinessmastermind.com updates my readers about what’s going on.

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Celebrating New Year In Thailand, My Pics From Songkran 2009

My friends warned me never, never, ever to visit Thailand in April - of course I didn’t listen.

So why did my friends warn me?

Because in April the Thai people celebrate the New Year. They call it “Songkran” and funnily it’s not celebrated on the same day in the whole country, but the party moves through the country [...]

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OMG – Me With Green Hair

A few days ago I posted a tweet that I’d get my hair colored for the first time in my life.

Well, Jeremy (Jezhunt) suggested I should go for green. It would probably look like this:

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A Happy Tune Composed By The Financial Crisis

Here’s a funny video – I knew something good had to come from the financial crises. My fellow German and composer Johannes Kreidler composed music following the up- and down movements of ‘popular’ banking crisis and stock market charts.

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5 Steps To Going Viral On Twitter

Here’s a great article on how to go viral with Twitter. It’s based on detailed research on shows you 5 precise elements your Tweet needs to go viral. It’s a must read if you’re using Twitter for marketing your business.

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Where Do New SEOs Go Wrong When They Set Learning Priorities?

If SEO makes you feel overwhelmed, check out this SEO article. What qualities are common in Aaron Wall and all the SEO experts that new SEOs can adopt, to come closer to people like these in expertise? Where do most new SEOs go wrong when they set learning priorities?

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