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Hack the System

  • The Email Management System That Changed My Life
    Managing our inbox is harder than it’s ever been. In fact, just typing in “email management” yields 2.1 BILLION search results. Don’t believe me?  It’s getting ugly, folks! It seems like large parts of our day are consumed with email: thin…
    - 15 Jan 17, 4:10pm -
  • Competing Modules and Bet Stacking — How to Change A Habit, For Real
    This is a guest post from Ben Rubin of Change Collective. They build mobile lifestyle courses that pair expert content with a live coach to help you follow through. [Note from Maneesh: Ben has been working a magnum-opus describing how behavior change…
    - 15 Apr 15, 5:00am -
  • How I Created My First Online Business
    I’m a longtime reader of Hack The System, and Maneesh/many others have inspired me to create an online business of my own. I want to show you how possible it really is to create a business that you can run anywhere that makes you passive income. Th…
    - 30 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • Pavlok Is Here!
    Ahhh, do you smell that? That’s the smell of launch day For the past year, you’ve read stories about Pavlok. You know that my team and I spent over 2 years developing the proprietary behavior change technology behind it. You may have even see us…
    - 30 Sep 14, 9:41am -
  • Hacking Elance: How To Make $23,700 Freelancing In 4 Weeks
    Note from Maneesh: Today’s post is a detailed breakdown on freelancing strategy by Daniel DiPiazza at Rich20Something. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to leverage your skills to make extra money on the side…or leave your job entirely, freela…
    - 20 Aug 14, 9:41pm -

Entrepreneurs Journey

Seth's Blog

  • What will you do with your surplus?
    If you have a safe place to sleep, reasonable health and food in the fridge, you're probably living with surplus. You have enough breathing room to devote an hour to watching TV, or having an argument you don't need to...       
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 17, 2:48am -
  • A publishing master class
    Announcing a two-day workshop in my office for 8 people. I define publishing as the work of investing in intellectual property and monetizing it by bringing it to people who want to pay for it. The world of publishing is...       
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 10:19am -
  • Processing negative reviews
    Assumption: Some people love what you do. They love your product, your service, the way you do your work (if that's not true, this post isn't for you. You have a more significant problem to work on first). So, how...       
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 3:07am -
  • On leveling up
    I got a note yesterday from a recent grad of the altMBA. He said, "I have to say that the value I have gained from this group far exceeds anything I could give back, and please know that it is...       
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:52am -
  • What makes your sirens go off...
    Somewhere, someone is doing something that got your attention, inciting you into action. Somewhere, someone is: Taking your share Wasting an opportunity Cutting ahead in line Suffering at the hands of bully Invading your territory Announcing a deadli…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 4:15am -
  • Price vs. cost
    Price is a simple number. How much money do I need to hand you to get this thing? Cost is more relevant, more real and more complicated. Cost is what I had to give up to get this. Cost is...       
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 4:44am -
  • Look around
    Proximity matters a great deal. Detroit car executives in the 1970s and 1980s consistently failed to respond to the threat from Japanese imports. They weren't merely arrogant—they were blinded by proximity. Everyone in their neighborhood, everyone…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 3:02am -
  • On speaking up
    The status quo is not kind. It works overtime to stay the status quo, and that means that new ideas, urgent pleas and cries for justice are rarely easily voiced. We're pleased that Annie Kenney stood up for a woman's...       
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 3:19am -
  • Seeking sonder
    Sonder is defined as that moment when you realize that everyone around you has an internal life as rich and as conflicted as yours. That everyone has a noise in their head. That everyone thinks that they are right, and...       
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 3:14am -
  • Distance to the top
    It's tempting to enter a field where mastery is assured, where you have a very good shot of being as good at it as everyone else. It turns out, though, that the most exciting and productive fields are those where...       
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 3:31am -

60 Second Marketer

Smart Passive Income

Copy Blogger

  • Clickbait, Insomnia, and Writing Fears … Nevermore
    You can tell we’re heading into Halloween — around the blog, our thoughts have been turning to topics dark and creepy. On Monday, Stefanie Flaxman brought up a thorny question — is it okay to use all of those fiendishly effective headline techn…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • What’s Your Worst Writing Fear? Dread and Trepidation from Our Editorial Team

    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • The Best Place to Consistently Find Winning Content Ideas
    For the fourth night in a row, I woke up at 4:00 a.m. to the sound of a bird outside my window squawking in a unique, almost understated, way that echoed through my apartment as a clicking noise. On this particular night, I was accompanied by a pound…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • Clickbait or Damn Good Headline?
    When I review applications from students in our Certified Content Marketer training program, I get to read some great content. And giving feedback on headlines to make them more powerful is one of my favorite parts of the process. My reason for that…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • Strongly Worded Advice Week on Copyblogger
    This is a week of strong opinions on Copyblogger — designed to make you more productive, wiser, saner, and maybe even happier. We want you to do amazing things, so we’re not pulling any punches. On Monday, Stefanie Flaxman encouraged us to get a…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • The Internet Is Not Your ATM
    Maybe you have hopes and dreams about making a living online. Maybe you’ve envisioned a beautiful future where you work four hours a week, you never trade time for money, you sail through a life of ease because you’ve learned to “work smart”…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • 21 Productivity Hacks from 21 Prolific Writers
    Ah, the #writerslife, #amwriting, #wordcount — wait, hold that thought — #amlookingatmyphone, #destructiveprocrastination, #twitterblackhole, #zerowillpower … dammit what just happened? Every time I pick up my iPhone, I lose a minimum of 20 min…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • How to Get More Value Out of the Content You Consume
    It was 9:00 p.m. on a Friday night. As I returned home, the battery in my garage door opener ran out of juice and I was unable to enter my car hole. I knew I’d have to buy a nine-volt battery for the device at some point in the near future, so I de…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • 15 Takeaways from Our Private Community (Plus Some Time-Savers for Writers)
    Did you know we have a thriving private community of content marketers who get to sink their teeth into fresh, in-depth education every week? Well, we do — and this week we’re sharing insights from that community. On Monday, Jerod Morris recapped…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • 5 Keyboard Shortcuts to Help You Write and Edit with Ease
    We’re all guilty of it at some point. I know I certainly am. Glamorizing writing is an easy trap to fall into … You forget about the countless hours of drafting and imagine a cushy writing life where the right words flow effortlessly from your fi…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 8:00am -

BlogAspire

  • 10 Ways To Get More Traffic To Your Blog Now
    Every blogger will attest to this; It is very simple to create a blog. However, it is hard building it to get a sizable traffic. Any blog without traffic is not useful at all no matter the caliber of its content. It is so important to look for ways t…
    - 8 Nov 15, 8:00am -
  • 15 Useful WordPress Optimization Tips After Setup
    WordPress is one of the most powerful blogging scripts out there, and you might be surprised to learn how many websites use it. In fact, you could visit a website and never realize WordPress is powering it, which is due to just how customizable the s…
    - 8 Nov 15, 7:23am -
  • 20 Of The Best Places To Sell Your Products Online
    Twenty Convenient Places To Sell Online Everyone wanting to sell online may not have the expertise or the resource to set up a successful e-commerce website. Many dreams of selling on eBay or Amazon while others struggle to go about getting their own…
    - 8 Nov 15, 7:10am -
  • 25+ Free Stock Images Websites
    Hmm.. Searching for free stock images? Yeah! Then you are onto a right place. Hi! I am Rahul and in this post you will get the list of top 25+ sites which offer free royalty free images . Images Are Important! Many case-studies has proved that a blog…
    - 26 Jul 15, 1:35pm -

Social Media Examiner

  • Rallying the Troops: The Journey, Episode 2
    The Journey, a Social Media Examiner production, is an episodic video documentary that shows you what really happens inside a growing business. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjIMZHCvPQw Watch The Journey: Episode 2 This episode reveals pressures faced by…
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • Chatbots: Marketing Automation via Messenger
    Wondering how chatbots can improve open and click-through rates on Facebook? Want to build funnels into your chatbot messaging? To explore how to develop marketing messaging that works in Facebook Messenger chatbots, I interview Andrew Warner. More A…
    - 22 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • 3 YouTube Video Optimization Tips for Marketers
    Want to improve your YouTube video views? Looking for ways to optimize your YouTube videos? In this article, you’ll discover three ways to improve the visibility and impact of your YouTube video content. #1: Reach Local Audiences by Adding a Locati…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • LinkedIn Website Demographics: What Marketers Need to Know
    Want more information on people who visit your website? Did you know LinkedIn can help? LinkedIn Website Demographics provides professional insights about your website visitors and allows you to remarket to them through LinkedIn ads. In this article,…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • 3 Facebook Ad Tools for Better Targeting
    Want to refine your Facebook ad targeting? Looking for tools to better identify your most valuable Facebook customers? In this article, you’ll find three tools that give you a more complete picture of whom your ad audience is, what they’re doing…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • 8 Apps to Enhance Your Instagram Stories
    Want to improve your Instagram stories and Stories ads? Looking for easy ways to create or transform your videos on Instagram? In this article, you’ll discover eight apps that’ll help you create better Instagram stories. #1: Animate Text Overlay…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • Snapchat Context Cards, Facebook VR Updates, Twitter Bookmarking

    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • Just Ship It: The Journey, Episode 1
    The Journey, a Social Media Examiner production, is an episodic video documentary that shows you what really happens inside a growing business. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAUOCQ8FgP8 Watch The Journey: Episode 1 Episode 1 of The Journey reveals what m…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • How to Get Leads and Customers at Events
    Wondering how taking part in live events can help your business? Interested in tips on networking and sponsorships for events? To explore how to connect with and develop leads by attending physical events, I interview Emily Crume and Demian Ross. Mor…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • How Bloggers Monetize: New Research
    Wondering how bloggers make money? Interested in how successful bloggers diversify their revenue streams? In this article, you’ll discover insights from new research that reveal how bloggers generate revenue. #1: Bloggers Favor Product Sales Over A…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • How to Use Polls in Instagram Stories
    Looking for ways to encourage your audience to interact with you on Instagram? Want to get more feedback from your audience in a direct way? In this article, you’ll discover how to create a poll in Instagram Stories and how to monitor the results.…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • Instagram for Business: The Ultimate Instagram Marketing Guide
    If you’re new to Instagram business options or want to add something new to your current Instagram marketing plan, this page is for you. Here, you’ll find articles and resources to help beginner, intermediate, and advanced marketers use Instagram…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • LinkedIn for Business: The Ultimate LinkedIn Marketing Guide
    If you’re new to LinkedIn business options or want to add something new to your current LinkedIn marketing plan, this page is for you. Here, you’ll find articles and resources to help beginner, intermediate, and advanced marketers use LinkedIn pr…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • How to Use Facebook Cover Videos: Inspiration for Marketers
    Interested in setting up a Facebook cover video on your business page? Wondering how others are using cover videos on Facebook? In this article, you’ll find best practices and ideas for using Facebook cover videos on your Facebook page. Familiarize…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • Two-Person Instagram Live Video: What Marketers Need to Know
    Want to go live with a guest on Instagram? Wondering how to use two-person live videos on Instagram? In this article, you’ll discover how to bring a guest into your live video on Instagram, and how to use this feature to bolster your brand. How to…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • Instagram Polls, YouTube Video Card Changes, and New Google Tech
    Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show with Michael Stelzner, we explore Instagram p…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • Creating Short, Snackable Videos for Instagram and Beyond
    Wondering how to film and edit compelling 60-second videos? Want your videos to boost social media engagement? To explore how to create short videos for Instagram and Facebook, I interview Lindsay Ostrom. More About This Show The Social Media Marketi…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • YouTube Advertising: New Research and Insights for Marketers
    Do you advertise with video? Wondering whether YouTube ads are worth your time and money? In this article, you’ll find new research that reveals how consumers respond to ads on YouTube and insights about how marketers plan to adjust their YouTube a…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • How to Rapidly Create Branded Graphics to Promote Your Content
    Do you need promotional graphics for your content? Looking for a tool to easily add your logo to your graphics? In this article, you’ll discover how to quickly create consistently branded graphics for multiple social media channels at one time. #1:…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • How to Legally Reshare Instagram Posts
    Do you share other people’s Instagram posts to your own account? Concerned you may be violating Instagram’s terms of service or copyright law? In this article, you’ll discover best practices to help you safely and legally regram other people’…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • How to Use Facebook Ads to Grow and Monetize Your Email List
    Do you want more leads and sales from Facebook? Interested in remarketing to your email subscribers? In this article, you’ll discover how to use Facebook ads to build your email list, and then remarket to subscribers to increase your sales. #1: Cre…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • Twitter Expanding Character Count and Vimeo Acquires Livestream
    Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show with Michael Stelzner, we explore Twitter expa…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Sep 17, 5:00am -
  • YouTube Remarketing: How to Retarget People on YouTube
    Want your YouTube ads to convert? Looking for effective ways to build remarketing audiences for your ads? To explore tactics for remarketing with YouTube, I interview Brett Curry. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-deman…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Sep 17, 5:00am -
  • How to Create and Use Instagram Collections
    Do you save Instagram posts? Looking for a way to organize your saved posts? In this article, you’ll learn how to create private Instagram collections to organize saved posts you want to refer to later. Why Instagram Collections? When you save Inst…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 5:00am -
  • 3 Ways to Measure Your YouTube Performance
    Are you creating YouTube videos? Wondering how to analyze the impact of your video content? In this article, you’ll discover how to measure the performance of YouTube videos. #1: Assess Video Watch Behavior YouTube provides powerful analytics data…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 5:00am -

RocketMill

  • Video: OK Google, Can You Beat RocketMill in a Pub Quiz?
    I set Google a tense challenge: can it beat the winning RocketMill team in a pub quiz? Let’s find out…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 4:34am -
  • Video: Why Stock Imagery Should Die – and How to Kill It
    The web is full of stock photography – and this isn’t a good thing! I explain why you need to rely less on stock photography and how you can do so.
    - 12 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 3:54am -
  • Video: Digital Creative – Are We Still Thinking in Print?
    I explain what digital creative is and how, if it’s to succeed, we need to stop thinking in print.
    - 17 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 4:05am -
  • Video: Voice Search for Marketers – Here Today, Here to Stay
    Voice search is growing in popularity and isn’t showing signs of slowing. The rise of voice searches on mobile, coupled with the introduction of smart speakers in our homes, means it’s never been more important for marketers to optimise websites…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 4:31am -
  • Video: Telly is Dead, Long Live Facebook TV
    Facebook TV recently launched in the US. In this video, I discuss what to expect from the platform and how it might impact ad buying.
    - 33 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 7:23am -
  • Video: How to Boss Brand Reputation Management
    If your review channels are left to manage themselves, negativity can quickly grow and become out of control. In this video, I explain why brands need to care about their online reputation and take steps to manage feedback – both positive and negat…
    - 45 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 3:43am -
  • Video: Why SEO Should Be at the Heart of Your Migration
    If you seek SEO advice after a migration, it could be too late. Here, I discuss why SEO needs to be at the heart of any migration, and considered from the initial stages, through to launch.
    - 47 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 3:57am -
  • Video: Save the Free Internet
    Ad blockers are on the rise, and will keep growing if audiences continue to be served irrelevant and intrusive ads. In this video, I discuss the rise in ad blocking and how we can try and stop it.
    - 51 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 4:24am -
  • Google All-In with Universal App Campaigns
    I wrote a blog post at the end of last year detailing how to promote an app through search, and the landscape is now changing with an announcement on Monday that Google will be moving existing AdWords app promotion campaigns to UAC (Universal App Cam…
    - 59 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 3:25am -
  • Video: How We Optimised Thales L&D’s Content For Users & Search Engines
    Sometimes returning to basics can have the biggest effect. In this video, I explain how we optimised Thales L&D’s content, which boosted organic traffic and time on page.
    - 60 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 2:50am -

DigitalFundas

  • 3 Reasons Why Advertisers Should Not Ignore YouTube
    YouTube’s success graph over the years, seems to resemble that of the stock markets. It’s never a strong, consistent line. There are phases of strong growth, consecutively followed by lags. That said, it’s not a medium that advertisers can igno…
    - 9 Feb 14, 9:08pm -
  • Tips To Run RLSA in AdWords
    As search marketers, we typically tend to focus on the regular bricks-and-mortar paid search campaigns. We build keyword lists, pause under-performing ones, write effective ad copy and direct to the best converting landing page. We are skeptical abou…
    - 13 Jan 14, 10:05pm -
  • New Year, Old Funda
    Remember what we were told when the online retail euphoria was beginning? That it wouldn’t last for long as local mom-and-pop stores had something that online stores didn’t – A Personal Touch. The vendors at these stores knew you by name, knew…
    - 31 Dec 13, 6:51pm -
  • How to analyze search funnels
    As search engine marketers, many of us just focus on the last click before a conversion. However, there is a growing trend towards analyzing the path that a customer takes before an online conversion. Search Funnels, in Google AdWords, help you do th…
    - 24 Mar 13, 5:22pm -
  • What should paid search marketers learn in 2013?
    If your world revolves around CPCs, CTRs and CPAs, it’s time for you to add some more arms to your bag of ammunition. In 2013, there is a lot for you to get a foothold in. 1. PLAs: Product Listing Ads or PLAs are product displays that you see on th…
    - 28 Jan 13, 12:11am -
  • Bing Vs Google: Is it about who markets better?
    I love Bing’s home page backgrounds. They are always so colorful, bright and different.  There’s a zing to them. Something trendy about them.  Very unlike Google’s simple, white home page, with just the doodle adding hints of colors. That sai…
    - 16 Dec 12, 4:45pm -
  • 5 Things You Should Test In Your Landing Page
    It’s the holiday season! Bombarding your customers with emails for that final purchase on your site? Or structuring ads nudging them to gift more? This media blitz calls for new landing pages or at least redesigned ones, right? So here’s the thin…
    - 2 Dec 12, 11:27pm -
  • 5 Online Stores for Unique Gifts
    The Indian e-commerce industry, excluding travel, is around $550 million and over the last three years, about $350 million have been invested in it. While global players like Amazon and eBay have made baby steps into the market, local biggies like Fl…
    - 4 Nov 12, 6:02am -
  • How does Gmail SMS work?
    Mobile is becoming increasingly important in the digital arena. No two ways about it. No wonder then that Google launched its SMS or Short Messaging Service from Gmail in India today. This is how it works. Gmail chat allows you to choose between call…
    - 11 Oct 12, 9:46am -
  • Volkswagen’s Creative Digital Addition to a Print Ad
    ‘Feel the shiver of excitement?’, the morning paper asked me. And trust me, I did. The creative word-play was a full page advertisement by Volkswagen, the German automobile manufacturer, in The Hindu, a leading daily newspaper in India. So again,…
    - 11 Sep 12, 1:12am -

Biznology

  • Where to start your B2B video marketing project
    Business video marketing services are attractive to many businesses today for numerous reasons. Business video marketing helps clearly communicate what the customer The post Where to start your B2B video marketing project appeared first on Biznology…
    - 19 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • The resurgence of values-based branding for restoring trust
    The scary decline of trust in all facets of our society has created a new challenge for brands: how can brands overcome The post The resurgence of values-based branding for restoring trust appeared first on Biznology.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • Make your email marketing more effective
    Email marketing is still an important part of just about any digital marketing program. Here are a few tips for making it The post Make your email marketing more effective appeared first on Biznology.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • Micro-Influencer Marketing is the new Influencer Marketing
    Every 365-days, Shashi Bellamkonda invites me to guest lecture to his Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies communications class, Social, Mobile and The post Micro-Influencer Marketing is the new Influencer Marketing appeared first on B…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 8:06am -
  • Families of devices multiply publisher’s powers to control the world
      Lesson for leaders Today’s devices limit their users to what the designers and their apps enable. Every vendor has a roadmap The post Families of devices multiply publisher’s powers to control the world appeared first on Biznology.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • Tips for boosting LinkedIn engagement
    With all of the ways to enhance your business and your professional reputations with social media, LinkedIn remains the ultimate method for The post Tips for boosting LinkedIn engagement appeared first on Biznology.
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • Influencers: the key to content marketing
    I recently had the pleasure of participating in a B2B digital marketing forum hosted by The Conference Board and led by Mike The post Influencers: the key to content marketing appeared first on Biznology.
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • Convert articles and blog posts to video
    Are you one of those marketers wondering where and how to use video effectively? You’re certainly not alone. Video platform managers and The post Convert articles and blog posts to video appeared first on Biznology.
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 10:00am -
  • It’s not what Dove meant, it’s what people see
    Dove has historically actively pursued women’s diversity in race, color, size, shape. This is a controversy of context in a world that The post It’s not what Dove meant, it’s what people see appeared first on Biznology.
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 10:56am -

Social Media Examiner

  • Chatbots: Marketing Automation via Messenger
    Wondering how chatbots can improve open and click-through rates on Facebook?Want to build funnels into your chatbot messaging?To explore how to develop marketing messaging that works in Facebook Messenger chatbots, I interview Andrew Warner.More…
    - 22 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • How to Get Leads and Customers at Events
    Wondering how taking part in live events can help your business?Interested in tips on networking and sponsorships for events?To explore how to connect with and develop leads by attending physical events, I interview Emily Crume and Demian Ross.M…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • Creating Short, Snackable Videos for Instagram and Beyond
    Wondering how to film and edit compelling 60-second videos?Want your videos to boost social media engagement?To explore how to create short videos for Instagram and Facebook, I interview Lindsay Ostrom.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marke…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • YouTube Remarketing: How to Retarget People on YouTube
    Want your YouTube ads to convert?Looking for effective ways to build remarketing audiences for your ads?To explore tactics for remarketing with YouTube, I interview Brett Curry.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-dem…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Sep 17, 5:00am -
  • Product Evangelism: How to Evangelize and Create Advocates
    Want to create an intensely loyal fan base for your product?Wondering how a product evangelist can help?To explore how product evangelism supports the sales process, I interview Guy Kawasaki.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcas…
    - 29 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 5:00am -
  • How to Work With YouTube Influencers
    Want your ads to reach an enthusiastic niche audience?Have you considered collaborating with YouTube video influencers?To discover how to work with influential YouTube creators, I interview Derral Eves.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marke…
    - 36 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 5:00am -
  • Medium: Why Bloggers Should Consider Publishing on Medium
    Want to position yourself as an authority on a specific subject?Have you considered publishing your blog posts on Medium?To explore how Medium can benefit bloggers and marketers, I interview Dakota Shane.More About This ShowThe Social Media Mar…
    - 43 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 5:00am -
  • How to Generate Revenue With Your Content
    Want to make money from your content?Wondering how a loyal audience can create business opportunities?To explore business models that help publishers generate revenue, I interview Joe Pulizzi.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podca…
    - 50 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 5:00am -
  • Selling With Video: YouTube and Facebook Video Marketing
    Want to create a sales video that converts?Looking for expert tips about building rapport with your prospects?To explore how to sell with video on YouTube and Facebook, I interview Jeremy Vest.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podc…
    - 57 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 5:00am -
  • How to Optimize Your Facebook Ads: A Proven Approach
    Want to improve the performance of your Facebook campaigns?Wondering how to successfully test and fine-tune your Facebook ads?To explore his process for optimizing Facebook ads, I interview Azriel Ratz.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marke…
    - 64 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 5:00am -
  • Growing Social Media Examiner: The Bumpy Road of Pursuit
    Ever wonder how Social Media Examiner started?Are you curious about the obstacles we faced in building a sizable media entity?Sit back and learn the story that led millions of people to us.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast…
    - 71 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 5:00am -
  • Live Video Tools: The Best Apps for Going Live
    Are you planning to start a live video show?Want to know which tools you'll need to broadcast live?To explore the best live video apps and software to produce your own live show, I interview Ian Anderson Gray.More About This ShowThe Social Medi…
    - 78 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 5:00am -
  • Our New Podcast: Social Media Marketing Talk Show
    Have you noticed that social networks seem to change every week?How can anyone possibly keep up, right?We have a great new (and free) solution for you--the busy marketer.I'm excited to announce the new Social Media Marketing Talk Show audio pod…
    - 80 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 4:00am -
  • Search to Social Ads: How to Use Google With Facebook to Build Niche Audiences
    Does your business serve a specialized customer base?Wondering how to reach specific niche audiences with Facebook ads?To explore a strategy for retargeting specialized audiences using Google ads in combination with Facebook ads, I interview Shan…
    - 85 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 5:00am -
  • Messenger Chatbots: How to Get Started
    Wondering if Messenger chatbots are right for your business?Want to know how to build your own chatbot?To explore why and how to create Facebook Messenger chatbots, I interview Ben Beck.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is…
    - 92 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 5:00am -
  • Video Authenticity: How to Perform On-Camera
    Do you want to connect with your audience via video?Looking for tips to convey confidence and authority?To explore how to improve your on-camera performance, I interview David H. Lawrence XVII.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podc…
    - 99 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 5:00am -
  • Facebook Ads: Creative Ways to Attract Prospects and Customers
    Do you advertise on Facebook?Are your ads converting?To explore how to better use Facebook ads to reach leads and customers, I interview Zach Spuckler.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from S…
    - 7 Jul 17, 5:00am -
  • Creating Advanced Facebook Custom Audiences Using Google Tag Manager
    Are you looking for advanced ways to build Facebook audiences for retargeting?Do you know you can combine Google Tag Manager with Facebook Pixel Events?To explore the value of using these tools together, I interview Chris Mercer.More About This…
    - 30 Jun 17, 5:00am -
  • Live Video Strategy: How to Create a Show That Engages
    Interested in broadcasting live video?Have you considered starting a live video show?To explore how to create a successful live video show, I interview Luria Petrucci.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand tal…
    - 23 Jun 17, 5:00am -
  • Social Customer Care: Apps and Processes for Success
    How does your business respond to customer concerns and inquiries?Do you have a social customer care plan in place?To explore how to improve customer care for your business, I interview Dan Gingiss.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing…
    - 16 Jun 17, 5:00am -
  • Facebook Video Retargeting for Live Video and Beyond
    Do you post videos on Facebook?Have you tried retargeting your live and uploaded videos?To explore techniques for retargeting your videos, I interview Amanda Bond.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio…
    - 9 Jun 17, 5:00am -
  • Influencer Marketing: How to Scale Your Social Media Exposure
    Wondering how to increase your business's reach on social media?Have you considered partnering with an influencer?To explore how to develop business relationships with influencers, I interview Neal Schaffer.More About This ShowThe Social Media…
    - 2 Jun 17, 5:00am -
  • Local Social Media Marketing With Facebook and Instagram
    How do you promote your business locally?Are you using Facebook and Instagram?To explore how to reach a local customer base on social media, I interview Bruce Irving.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk ra…
    - 26 May 17, 5:00am -
  • Facebook Ads Strategy: How Marketers Can Win With Facebook
    Do you use Facebook ads?Want to make them more effective?To explore how to create a successful Facebook ads strategy, I interview Nicholas Kusmich.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Socia…
    - 19 May 17, 5:00am -
  • Facebook Video for Marketers: Strategy for Future Success
    Do you create videos for your business?Wondering how to best leverage your videos on Facebook?To explore Facebook video strategy, I interview Jay Baer.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from S…
    - 12 May 17, 5:00am -
  • Google Analytics and Social Media: What Marketers Need to Know
    Do you track the return on your social media activity in Google Analytics?Want to discover some valuable shortcuts?To explore cool hacks for Google Analytics, I interview Annie Cushing.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is a…
    - 5 May 17, 5:00am -
  • Facebook Marketing: Why It Is Time to Rethink Everything
    Do you use Facebook to market your business?Wondering how marketing on Facebook is evolving?To explore how marketers should adjust to Facebook's recent and future changes, I interview Mari Smith.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing po…
    - 28 Apr 17, 5:00am -
  • Facebook for Local Business: Creative Ways to Grow
    Is your local business on Facebook?Wondering how to market your business more effectively?To explore how to use Facebook in creative ways, I interview Anissa Holmes.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk rad…
    - 21 Apr 17, 5:00am -
  • Instagram Business Profiles: Why Marketers Should Upgrade
    Have you considered moving to an Instagram business profile?Wondering what advantages you'll gain?To explore Instagram business profiles, I interview Jenn Herman.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio…
    - 14 Apr 17, 5:00am -
  • Live Video: Tips and Techniques for Creating Great Content
    Do you broadcast live video?Want to learn how to create an engaged following?To discover what he's learned from broadcasting over 1,000 live streams over the last two years, I interview Alex Khan.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing p…
    - 7 Apr 17, 5:00am -
  • Google Analytics: How to Analyze the Behavior of Your Site Visitors
    Do you want to learn more about how people use your website?Wondering how the Behavior reports in Google Analytics can help?To explore how to navigate the Behavior section of Google Analytics, I interview Andy Crestodina.More About This ShowThe…
    - 31 Mar 17, 5:00am -
  • Facebook Messenger Marketing: What Marketers Need to Know
    Do you want to communicate with your customers via Facebook Messenger?Wondering how Facebook Messenger bots and Messenger ads can help?To explore this topic, I interview Molly Pittman.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an…
    - 24 Mar 17, 5:00am -
  • Animated Visuals: How to Bring Still Images to Life
    Do you use visuals on your blog and social media?Have you considered animating them?To explore how to use animated visuals in your content, I interview Donna Moritz.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk ra…
    - 17 Mar 17, 5:00am -
  • How to Use Facebook to Market Your Products
    Do you have products to sell?Have you tried using Facebook ads to promote your products?To find out how to market products via Facebook, I interview Steve Chou.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio sh…
    - 10 Mar 17, 5:00am -
  • Thought Leadership: How to Become Known to People Who Matter
    Do you want to be recognized as an expert in your field?Wondering how to make a name for yourself?To explore how to become known, I interview Mark Schaefer.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show f…
    - 3 Mar 17, 5:00am -
  • Video Blogging: How to Create Consistent YouTube Content
    Do you create videos to promote your business?Have you considered starting a regular video blog?To explore vlogging, I interview Amy Schmittauer.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social…
    - 24 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • How to Use Facebook Ads to Boost Your Best Content
    Do you use Facebook ads?Have you considered creating Facebook ads from your top-performing organic posts?To explore how to identify and boost your best Facebook content, I interview Larry Kim.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podca…
    - 17 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • Instagram Stories: How to Create Engaging Stories
    Do you use Instagram?Wondering how Instagram stories work?To explore how to craft Instagram stories for business, I interview Sue B. Zimmerman.Instagram StoriesThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media…
    - 10 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • Mobile Local Marketing: Reaching the Mobile Customer
    Do you have a local business?Want an effective way to market to people who are near you?To explore how to reach your customers with mobile marketing, I interview Rich Brooks.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand…
    - 3 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • Content Marketing Success: Why Answering Questions Sells
    Do you want more sales?Is content marketing a part of your strategy?To explore how to create content that sells, I interview Marcus Sheridan.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Medi…
    - 27 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • Facebook Community Development: How to Cultivate Loyal Fans
    Are you creating a fan base on Facebook?Want to discover how to engage your audience via pages and groups?To explore how to nurture a community on Facebook, I interview Holly Homer.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on…
    - 20 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • Building a Business on the Back of Interviews
    Do you interview people for your blog or podcast?Want to discover different ways to repurpose those interviews?To explore how he built his business through expert interviews, I interview Nathan Chan.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketin…
    - 13 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • Live Video and Marketing: Where the Industry Is Heading
    Interested in using live video for business?Have you considered creating a live video show?To find out what live video can do for your business, I interview Brian Fanzo.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand ta…
    - 6 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • How to Build Raving Fans in Unconventional Ways
    Do you want enthusiastic fans?Looking for unique ways to engage your audience?To discover how he grew a large and thriving fan base, I interview Pat Flynn.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show…
    - 30 Dec 16, 5:00am -
  • Advanced Blogging: How to Make Your Blog Serve Your Business
    Do you have a blog?Want to supercharge your content and increase email subscribers?To explore advanced techniques for improving blog content, collecting more email addresses, and promoting products and events, I interview Darren Rowse.More About…
    - 23 Dec 16, 5:00am -
  • How Snapchat and Periscope Can Grow a Business
    Do you want to use Snapchat for business?Wondering how to incorporate your brand into live stories?To explore how to use Periscope and Snapchat for business, I interview John Kapos.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on…
    - 16 Dec 16, 5:00am -
  • The Social Media Examiner Story: From Blog to Conference
    Wonder how the Social Media Examiner blog got started?Interested in how we grew a live conference from an online publication?To share the evolution of Social Media Examiner and Social Media Marketing World, Ray Edwards will interview me.More Abo…
    - 9 Dec 16, 5:00am -
  • How to Grow a Business Using YouTube
    Do you want to use YouTube for business?Want to learn how to script and produce YouTube videos for your business?To find out how marketers can develop a business channel on YouTube, I interview Sunny Lenarduzzi.More About This ShowThe Social Me…
    - 2 Dec 16, 5:00am -
  • How to Sell on Instagram
    Is your business on Instagram?Do you want to use Instagram as a revenue stream?To find out how to use Instagram for sales, I interview Jasmine Star.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Soci…
    - 25 Nov 16, 5:00am -
  • Email Sales Funnels: How to Automate Your Sales
    Do you have an automated way to market to your email list?Are you thinking of creating a sales funnel?To explore how to automate your email marketing, I interview Yaro Starak.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-deman…
    - 18 Nov 16, 5:00am -
  • Facebook Live: Fuel All of Your Content With Live Video
    Do you broadcast on Facebook Live?Want to discover how to use your videos to create more content?To explore why Facebook Live is a path to success for creators, I interview Chalene Johnson.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast…
    - 11 Nov 16, 5:00am -
  • Conversion Optimization: How to Split Test Your Way to Success
    Want to get more leads and subscribers?Have you considered optimizing your opt-in forms?To explore conversion rate optimization for your online forms, I interview Chris Dayley.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-dema…
    - 4 Nov 16, 5:00am -
  • 360 Video for Marketers: What You Need to Know
    Have you tried producing 360 video?Want to discover how to create immersive, sharable 360 video?To explore how marketers can use 360 video, I interview Ryan Anderson Bell.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand ta…
    - 28 Oct 16, 5:00am -
  • Instagram Ads: What Marketers Need to Know
    Are you active on Instagram?Have you considered experimenting with ads?To find out how Instagram ads work, I interview Jenn Herman.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner…
    - 21 Oct 16, 5:00am -
  • LinkedIn Ads: What Marketers Need to Know
    Do you advertise on LinkedIn?Have you considered LinkedIn advertising and want to learn more?To discover everything there is to know about LinkedIn ads, I interview AJ Wilcox.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-deman…
    - 14 Oct 16, 5:00am -
  • Influence and Persuasion: New Insights From Robert Cialdini
    Do you want to persuade more people to become customers?Wondering what the latest science on influence and persuasion has to say?To discover new ways to prepare people for a sale, I interview Dr. Robert Cialdini, author of Influence and Pre-Suasi…
    - 7 Oct 16, 5:00am -
  • List Building: How to Grow Your Email List Using Facebook Live
    Do you want a bigger email list?Looking for list building techniques?To explore how to grow your email list using Facebook Live and podcasts, I interview Amy Porterfield.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand tal…
    - 30 Sep 16, 5:00am -
  • Twitter Ads: How to Advertise With Twitter
    Are you curious about Twitter ads?Want to discover the benefits of Twitter advertising?To explore what you need to know to get started with Twitter ads, I interview Neal Schaffer.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-d…
    - 23 Sep 16, 5:00am -
  • Promoted Pins: How to Advertise on Pinterest
    Do you use Pinterest promoted pins?Want to discover how they work?To explore everything you need to know about promoted pins on Pinterest, I interview Vincent Ng.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio…
    - 16 Sep 16, 5:00am -
  • Starting a YouTube Channel: How to Achieve YouTube Growth
    Do you have a YouTube channel?Want to optimize it to get more subscribers?To explore how to build and grow a YouTube channel, I interview Tim Schmoyer.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from S…
    - 9 Sep 16, 5:00am -

Six Pixels of Separation

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Avinash Kaushik

  • Digital Analytics + Marketing Career Advice: Your Now, Next, Long Plan
    The rapid pace of innovation and the constantly exploding collection of possibilities is a major contributor to the fun we all have in digital jobs. There is never a boring moment, there is never time when you can’t do something faster or smarter.…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 8:48am -
  • The Artificial Intelligence Opportunity: A Camel to Cars Moment
    Over the last couple years, I’ve spent an increasing amount of time diving into the possibilities Deep Learning (DL) offers in terms of what we can do with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Some of these possibilities have already been realized (more o…
    - 54 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 4:28am -
  • Create High-Impact Data Visualizations: Nine Effective Strategies
    I believe deeply in the value of making data accessible. In service of that belief, there are few things that bring me as much joy as visualizing data (smart segmentation comes close). There is something magical about taking the tons and tons of comp…
    - 100 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 4:22am -
  • Stop All Social Media Activity (Organic) | Solve For A Profitable Reality
    Life is short. It is time to point out an ugly truth, and to be the brave person that you are, the intelligent rational assessor of reality that you are, and kill all the organic social media activity by your company. All of it. Seems radical, but le…
    - 7 Jun 17, 4:02am -
  • The Very Best Digital Metrics For 15 Different Companies!
    The very best analysts distill, rather than dilute. The very best analysts focus, when most tend to scatter. The very best analysts display critical thinking, rather than giving into just what’s asked of them. The very best analysts are comfortable…
    - 2 May 17, 4:05am -
  • Artificial Intelligence: Implications On Marketing, Analytics, And You
    A rare post today. It looks a little further out into the future than I normally tend to. It attempts to simplify a topic that has more than it’s share of coolness, confusion and complexity. While the phrase Artificial Intelligence has been around…
    - 30 Mar 17, 4:30am -

GetElastic

  • Shop with Your Steering Wheel: 3 Opportunities in Connected Car Commerce
    We are entering the age of connected car commerce. Buckle your seatbelts. Gartner predicts that by 2020, 80% of vehicles (roughly 250 million cars) will be connected to the Internet of Things. These hypermobile devices will come complete with hardwar…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 1:43pm -
  • What Does the Consumer Internet of Things Mean for Marketers?
    Today’s post originally ran on TotalRetail and has been updated. The consumer Internet of Things (cIoT) is here. But what exactly is it? It’s hard to believe, but a world in which purchasing will become seamless from thousands of new touchpoints…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 11:52am -
  • Top 4 Reasons Why Headless Commerce is Better for Customer Experience
    As a follow up to a recent post on why top brands are abandoning monolithic ecommerce solutions, this article explores how the future of commerce is proving why a headless commerce solution is a great alternative. Leading brands find that a headless…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 12:57pm -
  • Virtual Versus Augmented Reality? Which One Will Win Out?
    With the launch of iPhone X and ARKit, augmented reality has taken a giant leap toward becoming a mainstream technology rather than just a feature of immersive gaming apps. Both Apple (ARKit) and Google (ARCore) are making AR central to their mobile…
    - 30 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 12:45pm -
  • The State of APIs: A Cheat-Sheet Infographic
    Leading industry research firm, Gartner Inc., recognized API-based commerce platforms as the next-gen category of commerce evolution. But not all APIs are equal. In commerce where delivering contextual and consistent customer experiences across multi…
    - 38 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 10:53am -
  • Defining a Digital Commerce Strategy to Win: 4 Questions Every Brand Should Ask
    Digital commerce has changed business forever. 10 years ago would you even imagine talking to your phone to get recommendations for dinner, getting a real-time map to the restaurant helping you avoid construction, buying something on Amazon for deliv…
    - 51 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 12:34pm -
  • How Ecommerce Made in North America is Set to Shake Up Lifestyle Fashion in Asia Pacific
    The Asia Pacific region is enjoying a retail spending boom. Steady economic growth has led to huge populations with more money to spend – and clothing and accessories are at the top of their shopping lists. Emerging online markets such as China and…
    - 59 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 1:49pm -
  • 5 Ways a Hypermedia API Simplifies Ecommerce

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  • 4 Key Questions to Ask Before Selecting an Enterprise Commerce Platform
    The digital commerce platform market has undergone significant changes over the last several years. Acquisitions, technology advancements, and customer expectations have altered the commerce platform landscape and left brands wondering if their inves…
    - 69 days ago, 13 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • Ecommerce Technology: Augmenting Reality Augments the Bottomline
    Augmented reality is an ecommerce technology changing the way people buy online. Different from virtual reality in which the real world is replaced by the view inside virtual reality headsets, augmented reality blends online, mobile and real-world ex…
    - 79 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 6:41pm -

Smart Online Success

  • 7 Habits of Highly Successful People on Social Media
    Last year I heard the unfortunate news that Stephenen Covey had died.  A father of nine and a grandfather of fifty-two Steven has a large family to carry on his legacy. The powerful strategies Stephen taught, like the 7 Habits of Highly Succ…
    - 5 Jul 14, 11:35am -
  • 50 Winning YouTube Success Strategies
     By: Garin Kilpatrick My friends over at The Biz Media recently recorded a panel called “How to Win at YouTube” that took place at NXNE. The panel includes the YouTube stars Harley Morenstein of Epic Meal Time, Peter Chao of pyrobooby, Al…
    - 4 Jul 14, 5:57am -
  • 100 Awesome Success Quotes
    What you are about to read is probably the best list of success quotes in the world. In writing this post I read at least a few thousand quotes including all the quotes in the top ten web pages in Google for the search “success quotes.” Wh…
    - 29 Jun 14, 6:43am -
  • 24 Rank-Boosting SEO Tips
    By: Garin Kilpatrick Every day Google sends my websites thousands of visitors, and this has little to do with luck or chance.  Over the past few years I have applied SEO strategies to my websites, and my traffic has grown. Last year I won a f…
    - 22 Jun 14, 5:32am -
  • HOW TO: Write Mind-Blowing Headlines
    Writing a successful headline is more important than ever in today’s web savvy world of prolific sharing and social media. David Oglivy is often described as “The Father of Advertising” and shared this wisdom about headlines: On the aver…
    - 6 Jun 14, 1:00pm -
  • How to Get More Instagram Followers and Likes
    In February of this year Instagram hit the milestone of 100 million active users.  Since Facebook bought Instagram last year there it is very likely that they will only help this number rise even higher. Instagram is a very active network.  …
    - 28 May 14, 6:48am -

Genius Startup

  • Website Usability: Are You Making These 10 Web Design Mistakes?
    Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. – Steve Jobs, 2003 Web usability is something that most online publishers spend time on, but few spend enough time on. Design and usability…
    - 17 May 13, 2:51pm -
  • WordPress Video Tutorial – How to Use Widgets
    One of the reasons WordPress is such a good way to create a website is because it’s easy to customize. Take Widgets, for example, which make adding new features to your sidebar and other areas of your site as easy…
    - 8 Mar 13, 2:35pm -
  • How To Find and Install Free WordPress Themes
    One of the reasons WordPress is such a popular way of publishing websites is that it’s so easy to make changes without having to edit programming code or hire a web developer or designer. The key to that is Themes…
    - 1 Feb 13, 2:43pm -
  • 6 Google Analytics Statistics You Should Be Tracking
    Google Analytics is the industry standard for measuring website statistics, but the interface and sheer amount of information you can get from it can be overwhelming. Here’s a guide to the key statistics you should be keeping an eye on…
    - 21 Jan 13, 2:35pm -
  • Why WordPress is the Easiest Way to Build a Successful Website
    If you’ve been thinking about starting your own website, you’ve probably seen WordPress mentioned a lot. It’s the most popular way to publish websites and blogs, it powers many of the world’s top online destinations and it’s used by million…
    - 11 Jan 13, 4:10pm -
  • Increase Your Web Traffic With Triberr
    ALERT: Do not believe the “gurus”. The internet is not a push button-operated cash machine that generates money for you while you sip cocktails on a beach in Mexico. If it was, I wouldn’t be here now and neither would…
    - 7 Dec 12, 2:32pm -
  • Social Media Marketing for People in a Hurry
    At the time of writing, Google lists over 3.1 billion pages for the phrase social media, 14 billion for twitter and 19 billion for facebook. That’s a lot of stuff to get through. But most of it is about building…
    - 23 Nov 12, 1:55pm -
  • 116 Niche Social Media Sites for Marketing Your Business
    Quick, how many social media networks are there? Three? Five? Eight? After researching this post, I now know of at least 116 to add to the big, famous networks. Why niche sites matter The trouble with only concentrating your social…
    - 16 Nov 12, 11:56am -
  • 7 Classic Online Business Mistakes And How To Avoid Them
    Knowing what not to do is as important as knowing what to do. Here are arguably the 7 worst ways to start a business. Avoid these and you’re already ahead of the pack. Mistake 1: Not using your own hosting…
    - 9 Nov 12, 1:00pm -
  • How To Use Reseller Hosting to Start an Online Business
    The need to be online has never been greater. If you sell stuff, you can sell more by being online. If you have a customer service business, you can generate more leads by being on the web. Even a business…
    - 2 Nov 12, 2:29pm -

Digital Marketing Blog

  • 70: Hand Picked Analytics and SEO Advice with Jenny Halasz
    Jenny Halasz and I first crossed paths while we were both speaking at the SMX advanced conference, I believe in 2013. I was blown away by her technical SEO and analytics skills and scrambled to write down notes and look up the tools she mentioned. He…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 8:08am -
  • With Google’s gtag.js, the Future is later…
    What the heck is a gtag.js and why should you care? For the past few weeks I have been fielding a lot of questions about gtag.js on the Analytics Course forums. Students are asking why my recommended method of tracking sites is analytics.js, yet thei…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 12:00am -
  • 69: Momentum in Business – What it looks like, how it feels
    Today for our 69th episode, I wanted to talk about some of the cool things we have going on at Jeffalytics. This episode is long overdue, and I’m excited to talk about all kinds of fun things that are going on behind the scenes. If you aren’t int…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 8:08am -
  • Why the New Google Analytics User Management Policy is a Terrible Idea
    The other day I noticed something in Google Analytics that might be worthy of your attention. It’s a change to the way Google displays users in an Analytics account. Here’s the notice, which you may have seen in your account as well. This message…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • 68: Geeking Out on SEO and GTM with Mike Arnesen
    Mike Arnesen got his start in the digital marketing industry by building his own personal website. He was amazed what he could do by just editing style.css and, later, tacking up PHP templates. Then he started blogging about random nonsense and writi…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 8:08am -
  • 67: What are your hobbies outside of work?
    Having hobbies and developing skills outside of work. This is something that has been important to me for as long as I can remember, but I have fallen away from these hobbies in recent years. It’s a shame, but I’m hoping that this episode will he…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 8:02am -
  • 66: The Anatomy of a Publishing Dream Team with Michelle Robbins
    Today for our 66th episode, we will talk with Michelle Robbins, SVP Content & Marketing Technology, Editor In Chief at Third Door Media (the folks behind Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, MarTech Today, and the SMX Conferences) The beginnings of…
    - 30 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • 65: A Weekend With Location Independent Entrepreneurs
    Today for our 65th episode, I am going to share with you the top 10 things that inspired me after spending last weekend in Lisbon with 30 other entrepreneurs. Let’s start with some context. I am part of a private forum of serious entrepreneurs call…
    - 37 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 8:08am -
  • 64: Breathing New Life Into Your Content with Ross Simmonds
    After hearing this episode your “to do” list will expand by a few more points. You will love Ross’s tips about cross promoting your content to other channels. Ross actually gave me an awesome idea for the redistribution of my content through sl…
    - 44 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 8:08am -
  • Tracking Multilingual Sites in Google Analytics
    I haven’t seen much detailed advice out there on how to track websites in multiple languages and/or regions in Google Analytics, within the same domain. Here’s my recommendation on the best way to implement this + possible goal conversion pitfall…
    - 46 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 8:00am -


Affiliate Tips

  • www.tellfreshtoorder.com – Take Survey for $3 Off Next Visit
    Tell Fresh to Order Code from receipt is needed to begin survey Copy of Privacy Policy is available for review Fresh to Order contact information available It’s hard for a restaurant to know what it’s doing right and what it’s doing wrong (or w…
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    Talk to Village Burger Bar Restaurant number is needed to begin Progress bar available during the survey Restaurant contact information available Regardless of whether the experience was great,awful, or somewhere in between, sometimes a restaurant ju…
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    Texas BBQ Sweeps Online form can be completed to enter 1 prize is available in the sweepstakes Winner List is available upon request Some sweepstakes are known for giving away lots of highly valuable prizes.  It’s safe to say the Texas BBQ King Sw…
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    Best Buy Sweeps Spider-Man Entry code is needed to register Grand and First Prizes available Winners List can be requested The purchase of a new product made by Sony is usually exciting enough on its own without any added incentive.  However, added…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 12:32pm -
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    Popeyes Sip to Win Registration form must be completed Previously registered users can login FAQs and Official Rules are available It may sound crazy but thanks to the Popeyes Sip to win promotion the mere act of uploading a purchase receipt could le…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 3:51pm -
  • www.cokeplaytowin.com/monster – Enter Monster Energy Sweeps
    Coke Play to Win Online form can be completed to enter contest Sweepstakes & Instant Win Prizes are available FAQ list is available for those with questions Many people have seen them flying through the sky like some sort of deranged robotic wasp at…
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Niche Twitch

  • Fourth Quarter Niche Picks
    Just because the year is rolling to an end doesn’t mean there isn’t time to start a new project. ceramics and/or clay firing puzzles (physical & digital) modern resume writing smart home security systems custom vitamin subscriptions (like Vitamin…
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  • Shark Tank Season 9 Premiere
    I love watching Shark Tank with my family. It’s one of the few things that everyone in the house will gather in the living room for. We have fun talking about the different products, seeing the niche opportunities, and hearing the amazing stories t…
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  • Learning, Growing, and Sometimes Laughing with Unsubscribe Requests
    When someone unsubscribes from your mailing list some services allow you to display a message asking why they left the list, and you can receive those messages. It’s an optional thing with AWeber, but I like to get the notices and I’m always inte…
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  • Third Quarter Niche Picks
    I’m running a little behind schedule this quarter, but here we go with a dozen niche picks…. holiday gift lists pressure washers home power generators canning your own foods [PLR content available] collectible train sets and replicas yogurt maker…
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  • Oops! Lost a Domain Name
    So I’ve been a little distracted by life lately. June was busy with the end of the school year, graduation and all the things that go along with that, then I had a minor medical procedure, a bunch of medical tests with a few more scheduled for July…
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  • Testing Article Forge for Creating Content
    First, I want to mention that I clicked on an ad while reading an article about content marketing to learn about this service. That’s something I usually don’t do, so props to the folks at Article Forge for good marketing efforts. I was actually…
    - 1 Jul 17, 8:47pm -
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  • Super Simple Coffee Affiliate Site Example
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Business and Blogs

  • The Problem With Goal Setting
    I’m creating this blog post for a couple reasons. First is to tell you about a new direction I’m going with this blog and some changes I’m making and second is to announce another project that I am pursuing. The Problem With Goal Setting… Eac…
    - 23 Oct 15, 6:33pm -
  • Personal Income Report September 2015
    It’s interesting… when it comes to creating income with my business, I’ve been way more concerned with how it’s going to look on my income report than actually putting the money in my bank. I’m not someone who is that motivated by money. Ho…
    - 5 Oct 15, 5:09pm -
  • Personal Income Report August 2015
    August was a great month for me. I will admit right now before you scroll down and find out, that I did not meet all of my goals. I fell short of my income goal as well as my consulting goal… I’ll talk about both of those through the post and gi…
    - 1 Sep 15, 7:24pm -
  • My Business Is Evolving Again
    My business has evolved a ton in 2015. Early in the year, I sold the business and brand that I had spent six years developing and growing. I partnered with my long-time friend, Josh Bartlett, on several incredible projects. I took on the challenge of…
    - 24 Aug 15, 3:08pm -
  • (Moved) 7 Ways To Make Your First Money Online
    Over the last several days, if you’re lucky enough to be on my list, you’ve received several educational emails about the power of belief and how to make your first money online. You see a lot of successful business people who manage to create su…
    - 19 Aug 15, 8:16pm -
  • What I’m Changing About Email
    In my income report for this month, I mentioned that I’ve taken a new approach to email marketing… I have some new philosophies and new strategies that I’d like to test out and I thought some of the things that I’d be doing with email marketi…
    - 14 Aug 15, 7:42pm -
  • Personal Income Report July 2015
    Well, I’m actually a bit bummed about my July goals. I didn’t actually hit most of them… The plan was to launch VidForce towards the end of July and that was going to provide a big spike in income for the month of July. However, when Josh and I…
    - 6 Aug 15, 11:16pm -
  • Personal Income Report June 2015
    I’m on top of it this month! It’s the first of the month and I felt compelled to get the income report up and out today. I update my own income report in a Google Doc about once a week anyway so I already have the data plus June was an improvemen…
    - 1 Jul 15, 3:00pm -
  • Behind The Curtain Of Our Next Six-Figure Per Year Endeavor
    Josh and I are beginning another journey. We’re creating another revenue stream and, this time, we’re keeping it simple. In all honesty, we tend to overcomplicate things. Josh and I do it all the time and most human beings tend to do it as well.…
    - 18 Jun 15, 12:30pm -
  • Personal Income Report January – May 2015
    I mentioned in a recent post that I was planning on sharing income reports once again. I became so busy with projects that I just haven’t been able to post on this blog as much as I would have liked to. Since the last time I created an income repor…
    - 16 Jun 15, 11:26pm -

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