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Content Creation Brainstorming Kit

With Free Checklist and Mind Map worksheet When it comes to content creation, I could start off with expressing the importance of strategic planning, team collaboration, critical decision making, as well as several other smart sounding catch phrases. The truth is, we just want the best content possible, with the least amount of effort, that […]

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Three Misconceptions About Modern SEO That Confuse Content Marketers

What’s the reality of search engine optimization after the Google Hummingbird update? Can someone destroy your business with negative SEO? Did Google kill the concept of AuthorRank when it eliminated the Authorship initiative? For these types of questions, there’s no better person to ask than Danny Sullivan, founder of Search Engine Land and Marketing Land,

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A Brief Guide to Fixing Your Old, Neglected, and Broken Content

One of the first steps to creating adaptive content is becoming aware of the content you already have. This is why we encourage you to audit your site. But before you dive into a full-blown comprehensive content audit, it might be possible to make your job a little easier by first dealing with all of

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Main Step to Relaunch a Dead Blog

The title is slightly misleading because re-launching a dead blog requires a lot of effort in time and some financial investment. You need a detailed guide to makeover a dead blog and make it relevant. However, THE one step which is crucial to re-launch a dead blog and is the subject of this discussion today is clearing backlink profile. Backlinks is one of the core aspects of a blog. When the blog was active, it created many inbound and outbound links. Checking the relevancy of these links will be one of the prime objectives while getting the blog ready for a re-launch. The depth of this activity is dependent on how long the blog remained inactive and how the blog niche changed during the period of inactivity. Checking Outbound Links Profile These links are those connecting to other domains from your links through comments, sponsored and non-sponsored content. Checking the …

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3 Tips For Retirement Planning

Retirement planning is key to the good life.  Nationally Recognized Retirement Expert Offers 3 Simple Retirement Planning Tips Imagine a bright, golden vista filled with soothing, warm sunshine – perhaps it is California’s Highway 29. You’re driving this scenic route after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on a Tuesday during working hours. That’s right, you’re […]

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How To Select A Phone System

Skimp or Spend? A Guide to Selecting a Small Business Phone System By Graham Williams Vice President Business Phones,  Vtech On their way to becoming bigger businesses, small businesses have to allocate all their resources, both financial and human, judiciously. But this impulse to keep a sharp eye on the bottom line shouldn’t lead to […]

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Successful Networking In Creative Fields

Tips for Successful Networking in Creative Industries By Pierre Drescher Founder, The Creative Loft “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” How many of us have heard this, over and over again? When it comes to finding a job in today’s saturated market, these words could not ring with more truth. With countless candidates […]

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How to Recognize Great Conversion Optimization People

While mediocre people are dime a dozen, good people are always in demand. But good optimizers are in very high demand, everyone and their mother is trying to hire one. Alas they can be hard to find.  If you’re looking to hire one, what should you look for? What makes an optimizer a great optimizer? There are(…)

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Why A/A Testing is a Waste of Time

The title may seem a bit controversial, but this is a fairly common question I get from large (and small) companies – “Should I run A/A tests to check whether my experiment is working?” I’ve been doing split and multivariate tests since 2004, and have watched nearly every one like a hawk.  I I’ve personally(…)

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The Top 5 Reasons You Suck at Making Rational Decisions

In many ways conversion rate optimization is really decision optimization.  If you are doing it right, you will constantly discover that what you thought mattered – actually doesn’t.   Optimization work and testing challenges everything you think you know about marketing and your users.  This can lead to some introspection about why you think you(…)

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One Change Increased My List Opt-In Conversion Rate By 56.35%

I see advice on a constant basis about how to increase your newsletter subscriptions. Most of the time, they are part of a generic list with claims about doubling or tripling conversion rates, yet I very rarely see them accompanied by actual analytical data confirming the recommendations. So a few months ago, I set out… Read More

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Forex 101: Top Tips for Developing a Trading Plan

  Most successful traders would agree that entering the world of forex without a trading plan in place is nothing short of suicide. For the inexperienced, however, it’s an incredibly…

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Alternative Sources of Finance for Businesses

For many business owners, securing finance is one of their most challenging tasks. When cash flow is tight and savings are non-existent, where can a business owner turn for financing…Alternative Sources of Finance for Businesses is a post from: MakeM…

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Think B.I.G. From Bespoke Has Moved

Thank you for visiting our free Think B.I.G. blog site!  If you’ve reached this site looking for fresh content from Bespoke Investment Group, please visit our new Think B.I.G. page at http://bespokepremium.com/think-big.  
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Bespoke Morning Lineup: 3/3/15

Good morning!  Here’s a rundown of what’s going on heading into today’s open. 
Snapshot: The stat that’s grabbing the market’s attention this morning: German retail sales.  In real 2010 dollars, sales from German shops grew a…

Bloomberg IPO Index Underperforming with New-Addition BABA

Alibaba (BABA) was a strong IPO out of the gate, but it has faltered significantly since peaking late last year, and it’s dragging down the Bloomberg IPO index that it has a massive weighting in.  The Bloomberg IPO index is a cap-weighted index ma…

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3 Tips For Retirement Planning

Retirement planning is key to the good life.  Nationally Recognized Retirement Expert Offers 3 Simple Retirement Planning Tips Imagine a bright, golden vista filled with soothing, warm sunshine – perhaps it is California’s Highway 29. You’re driving this scenic route after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on a Tuesday during working hours. That’s right, you’re […]

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How To Select A Phone System

Skimp or Spend? A Guide to Selecting a Small Business Phone System By Graham Williams Vice President Business Phones,  Vtech On their way to becoming bigger businesses, small businesses have to allocate all their resources, both financial and human, judiciously. But this impulse to keep a sharp eye on the bottom line shouldn’t lead to […]

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Successful Networking In Creative Fields

Tips for Successful Networking in Creative Industries By Pierre Drescher Founder, The Creative Loft “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” How many of us have heard this, over and over again? When it comes to finding a job in today’s saturated market, these words could not ring with more truth. With countless candidates […]

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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 […]

Getting Traffic From Facebook, Guide To Hashtags, Build Links Safely, Speedlink 8:2015

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week! Recent reports from Shareaholic indicates that Facebook is one of the biggest traffic referral social sites. Following behind is surprisingly Pinterest and Twitter on a close third position. With Facebook driving massive amounts of traffic, no wonder many marketers are using the platform. If […]

Solopreneur Series: Why You Should Be A Solopreneur?

Solopreneur is the one who works for himself. Every single person wants to be an entrepreneur these days but creating a million dollar business out of nothing is difficult. Not every idea would work and there is high amount of risk in that. Solopreneurship allows you to walk down the road of success all by …

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How to Make Money With Affiliate Marketing – A 7 Minute Guide

Affiliate marketing is one of the most known (and most lucrative) ways to earn money online. However, not every blogger is able to generate a good income from affiliate commissions. I tell you more, with more than 1 billion websites out there (source “internet live stats“), many will not even be able to generate a single […]

9 Ways to Get an Immediate Boost of Energy Before You Work – SPI TV Ep. 4

Have you ever tried to start working on something you knew you had to do, but you just didn’t have the energy to do it? In Episode #4 of SPI TV, I give you 9 things you can do before you jump into work mode, to make sure you have the energy to crush whatever it is you’re about to do. Check it out!

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SPI 150: A Day in the Life of Pat – My (New) Routine, Schedule and Habits Shared

A few months ago, I added something new to my life: a morning routine. The results have been so dramatic that I had to share them with you all. And this coming from a guy who used to work between the hours of 9pm-2am every single day. From night owl to miracle morning, here’s how I made the switch and what happened as a result…

SPI 150: A Day in the Life of Pat – My (New) Routine, Schedule and Habits Shared is a post from: The Smart Passive Income Blog

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50+ Sites for Free Images, Fonts & Icons for Your Blog

50+ Sites for Free Images, Fonts & Icons for Your Blog You want images on your website and social media because you need to stand out and entice people to your website. You want to know how to make great images because humans — no matter how smart — have multiple senses, and, in the world of multimedia, we get to play on and tempt multiple senses.

Hey, Could I Ask You a Few Questions? The Art of Surveys (FS094)

Hey, Could I Ask You a Few Questions? The Art of Surveys (FS094) So many answers to current problems are in talking to your customers. That’s why we make guides and courses on defining your target market one of the first orders of business here at Fizzle. And yet, it’s a weapon even successful entrepreneurs forget to use.

Fear and Loathing in My Second Startup

Fear and Loathing in My Second Startup Six and a half years ago I started a company that would become my first success. In less than two years, it allowed me to support my family without any other income. The business was a simple meal planner called Paleo Plan. It was my 6th attempt at an online business. After several years of fizzled ideas and false peaks I had finally quit my job and truly become my own boss.

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7 Times Buying Generic Will Cost You

It’s a tough call deciding when to buy a well-known name brand item over it’s cheaper, generic counterpart. Very often, generic and store-brand merchandise is just as good and considerably cheaper. However, there are a number of instances where consume…

8 Personal Finance Lessons Women Learn in Their 20s

Being in your 20s is amazing. It’s filled with change; most women enter the decade as college students without any idea of what to do with their lives, only to end their 20s much more settled — oftentimes married, sometimes with kids, and frequen…

6 Interesting Ways Technology Can Help You Buy a Home

In the early dot-com days, my husband and I used an online real estate agency to buy our first home. I liked the idea of a Palm Pilot-toting agent who would keep me updated via e-mails and an online calendar. I felt pretty cutting edge.

That was in 20…

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50+ Sites for Free Images, Fonts & Icons for Your Blog

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Hey, Could I Ask You a Few Questions? The Art of Surveys (FS094)

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Fear and Loathing in My Second Startup

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SXSW’s official app will hook up with 1,000 iBeacons across Austin

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Austin’s annual jamboree of film, music and startup culture, SXSW kicks off in 10 days and the festival has just launched its official app, which relies heavily on Apple’s iBeacon technology.  SXSW Go (available on iOS and Android) will hook into over 1,000 beacons placed around the event’s official venues with an opt-in feature called Around Me. When an attendee checks in with the app, the beacons will let them know what’s happening nearby and who else has arrived recently. The idea is make to networking at the massive event that little bit easier. The SXSW Go app was developed…

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Why Bitcoin is changing how banks do business

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This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti Last weekend JPMorgan Chase & Co., the largest bank in the United States, published a job opportunity for an associate at its New York branch. One of the requirements was an, “opinion on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.” The bank has since deleted the remark, but the Wall Street Journal managed to write about it before JPMorgan could delete it. The cover-up marks a radical change in how banks now see the enfant terrible of currencies. JPMorgan’s CEO Jamie Dimon dismissed Bitcoin as…

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Simulate the human body with BodyKit APIs, now in beta

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Body Labs, a platform for creating and customizing 3D human body models, today launched the beta of BodyKit, a collection of APIs and embeddable components for integrating the human body into apps and tools. BodyKit, a toolset designed for early-stage prototyping, lightweight applications and even large-scale platforms, lets you create, visualize, pose, measure, analyze, animate and compare 3D body models for product customization and experiences. Applications for body modeling technology include fitness and health, fashion and design, ergonomics, video games, animation, VR and more. BodyKit presents the complexity of the human body in a simple API, providing an automated way to create 3D…

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Waze now displays AMBER alerts in-app, crowdsourcing drivers in the search for missing kids

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To contribute to the search for missing children, Waze today announced that it will integrate AMBER alerts into the app. The alerts will appear with the name and photo of the missing child, along with information about where he or she was last seen. Users can click on the notification to learn more about the case. Its partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children means Waze will scan AMBER alerts every 10 minutes and display the notification in relevant geographical locations. Unlike SMS-based AMBER alert notifications, Waze will only display the alerts if the vehicle is stopped for more than 10…

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How Can Twitter Website Cards Help Your Business?

Small business owners already use Twitter as a platform for promoting their businesses and brands. But another lesser known Twitter tool may be even more effective at getting followers to really engage. That feature is called a Twitter Website Card. Twitter recently held one of its #TwitterAcademy webinars to further explain its use. And Small …

Code collaboration platform GitLab acquires rival Gitorious, will shut it down on June 1

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Code hosting and collaboration platform for software developers GitLab has announced its acquisition of Gitorious, the first Git repository management system, launched back in 2007. The financial terms of the deal are not disclosed except that it was part cash and part based on an earn-out of transitioning current Gitorious paying clients to GitLab. The Gitorious platform will be shut down on June 1, 2015, GitLab’s founder Sytse Sijbrandij told TNW. By that date, all customers will be able to easily migrate their projects to GitLab. Both GitLab and Gitorious are open-source code collaboration platforms based on Git repository management…

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