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Facebook Embraces Anonymity With The Launch Of New ‘Rooms’ iOS App by @mattsouthern

Facebook has announced the launch of new iOS app that encourages users to interact anonymously in a way that’s reminiscent of late 90’s – early 2000’s chat rooms. The company concedes that’s where the inspiration for the app came from, stating in the announcement that ‘Rooms’ was “inspired by both the ethos of these early web communities and the capabilities of modern smartphones.” Rooms works by allowing users to create their own identities, with no link to any social media profile, and create a message bo...

Pronet Advertising (5 hours ago)

Watch WordCamp San Francisco Livestream

WordCamp San Francisco is the official annual WordPress conference, gathering the community every year since 2006. This is the time when Matt Mullenweg addresses the community in his annual State of the Word presentation – a recap of  the year in WordPress and giving us a glimpse into its future. This year the speaker lineup is stellar. There will be talks by […]

WordPress Development Blog (6 hours ago)

My new web design book out in April!

Hi, I just handed in the last chapter to my new book 'Web Design Start Here' last week. I am told it should hit the stores in April. Yep, print is slow!! Nonetheless, the principle work is done for me and it marks the first time in years that I am in print. Last time I wrote, was for Web Designer Magazine ... I would say about 4-5 years ago! Time flies ... As we get closer to publication date, I will be releasing new video tutorials that are meant to support and accompany the book. Thanks, Stefan Mischook K...

Website Design Blog - Killersites.com (8 hours ago)

How to Get Your First 1,000 Blog Readers

Do you know what the hardest part about blogging is? It isn’t writing content or growing your traffic. So, what is it? The hardest part about blogging is getting that initial traction… Sure, you can get your first 100 readers by hitting up your friends and family, but it won’t be sustainable. What you need  [click to continue...]

Quick Sprout (11 hours ago)

How to Diagnose and Cure 9 Major Content Marketing Problems by @CopyPress

Are your content marketing efforts in good health? Most mistakes people make with content marketing are totally avoidable. Let’s look at how to avoid the most common problems. Symptom 1: No Steering Wheel, No Focus Using content marketing without a strategy is like trying to drive a car without a steering wheel – you will get nowhere fast. If you’re not sure who you’re creating content for and what they need to get from it, then you’re definitely suffering from this content marketing disease. The Cure: Fix ...

Pronet Advertising (12 hours ago)

Get Web Design Training at 60% off!

Hi, Until November 1st, get 60% off any course at the killervideostore.com ... my best offer ever. Check out some of my popular and highly rated training packages: Web Developer from Scratch - Over 60hrs of Training! Complete Web Designer - Become a web designer! Here is the coupon code: wmBeta If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Stefan Mischook KillerSites.com

Website Design Blog - Killersites.com (12 hours ago)

Beyond You

In client work, it’s our responsibility to ensure that our work lives beyond ourselves. Sometimes that means making sure the CMS can handle clients’ ever-changing business needs, or making sure it continually teaches its users . For clients with an internal development team that will be taking over after you, it means making sure the design system you create is flexible enough to handle changes, yet rigid enough to maintain consistency. Making your work live beyond you starts by changing your approach to de...

A List Apart: for people who make websites (14 hours ago)

5 Untapped Content Ideation Tips by @venchito14

Content ideation is the process of finding relevant topics for content creation and deciding which ones would really resonate with your brand’s target audience. There are many ways to look for ideas for content pieces. Some of the common ones are: Doing a Google search for head terms and identify what topic is most commonly discussed. Use Ubersuggest or Google Keyword Planner to find keywords/terms with high monthly searches. Look at Google Analytics to see which landing pages have the highest page views an...

Pronet Advertising (14 hours ago)

How to Monetize Blog with Merchandise?

Bloggers put a lot of time, thought and energy into their work. While many do it simply because they’re passionate about what they write about, it’s not easy to find a blogger who is against the idea of making money off of what they do. Monetizing one’s blog can be difficult, however, as there’s really no one-size-fits-all solution. One thing that many bloggers overlook is how effective selling branded merchandise can be, and they’re missing out on a world of opportunity. Merch...

Blogging Tips (15 hours ago)

Building Your Brand By Building Guest Post Relationships

By Diana Gomez The internet is a great place to build a community. Take an aspiring musician, for example. If she performs for only 15 people at Open Mic Night at The Lazy Dog Café, that doesn’t mean she’s not being heard. Music fans get the latest news and tips on “what’s hot” by reading popular digital magazine sites and blogs. If she sends her latest mp3 to a few popular sites, and one posts a favorable review, her fan base increases. They “like” her Facebook pag...

Liz Strauss at Successful Blog (15 hours ago)

#MarketingNerds Podcast: Frederick Vallaeys on Advanced Scripting With Paid Search by @johnrampton

Frederick Vallaeys is an AdWords expert that helped create AdWords at Google.  He worked at Google for seven years before starting Optmyzr. In this episode, Fred goes into how you can manage Adwords better by learning scripts.  Scripts allow you to scale Adwords with several clients and handle the heavy lifting or tedious work we all do in our accounts. Some of The Topics We Cover Include: What tools Fred uses to manage paid search clients We also go into a few scripts for Google Shopping Ads. How to stay c...

Pronet Advertising (15 hours ago)

Online Marketing News: A Squeaky New Penguin, 2015 Content Trends, AdWords Declines

9 Mistakes Most Businesses Make on Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - Getting into social is so easy, many business jump right in without a second though. Everyone is doing it, right?  Check out these 9 mistakes many businesses are making on social and how you can make sure you aren’t making them. Social Media Today Google [...]

Online Marketing Blog (15 hours ago)

Optimizing Email Through The Customer Journey [Infographic]

This week’s infographic looks at email marketing optimization, courtesy of Easy SMTP. Click to enlarge infographic Tweetable stats Including an offer in email can double revenue per click Tweet this Vague subject lines reduce email open rates by 80% Tweet this Sending a series of email can lift conversion by 40% over sending single messages […]

Get Elastic Ecommerce Blog (18 hours ago)

Is It Possible to Have Good SEO Simply by Having Great Content - Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfish This question,  posed by Alex Moravek in our Q&A section, has a somewhat complicated answer. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand discusses how organizations might perform well in search rankings without doing any link building at all, relying instead on the strength of their content to be deemed relevant and important by Google. For reference, here's a still of this week's whiteboard! Video transcription Howdy Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week we...

SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog (1 day ago)

A Social Media Etiquette Guide You Might Find Useful

This is a guest contribution from Jennifer Landry. What do you think of when you hear the word etiquette? For most people, the term conjures up images of a relative telling them to chew with their mouth closed, or to take their elbows off the table. So what does it mean when it’s applied to [...] Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger A Social Media Etiquette Guide You Might Find Useful

ProBlogger Blog Tips (1 day ago)

Announcing LocalUp Advanced: Our New Local SEO Conference (and Early Bird Tickets!)

Posted by EricaMcGillivray That's right, Moz fans, we're diving into the the Local SEO conference space. Join us Saturday, February 7th in Seattle as we team up with  Local U to present LocalUp Advanced , an all-day intensive local SEO conference. You'll learn next-level tactics for everything from getting reviews and content creation to mobile optimization and local ranking factors. You'll also have opportunities to attend workshops and meet other people who love local SEO just as much as you. Don't m...

SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog (1 day ago)

6 Lead Generation Strategies From Fast-Growing Startups by @LarryKim

I recently had the pleasure of hosting a webinar on lead generation strategies with the incredibly knowledgeable Tim Paige, Conversion Educator at LeadPages. LeadPages is a dynamic software company headquartered in Minneapolis – and they’re growing fast. They just launched in 2012 and already have millions in revenue from over 30,000 customers. LeadPages hit a $3.5 million run rate nine months after launching and are now growing at a rate of about 20% each month. Tim and I got together to share the lead gen...

Pronet Advertising (1 day ago)

Is your productivity productive?

“Does it generate revenue?” This is one of the questions that floated around the room during our Genius Shared retreat in Chicago a few months ago. We were discussing goals, productivity, and action plans (things that send a tingle up the spine of every productivity nerd). But many of us forget to apply the “does it generate revenue” test to our actions. If you’re running a business, this has to be the litmus test for everything we do during working hours. Not that every single...

Liz Strauss at Successful Blog (1 day ago)

Why Content Marketing Will Never Go Out of Style by @JuliaEMcCoy

Marketing has progressed a lot in the past decade: from TV, radio, newspaper, and billboard advertising to SEOs, pop-up ads, and banner ads. The public has moved on from traditional advertising. We can skip over commercials with DVR or avoid them entirely with online shows. Radio commercials can now be bypassed with an iPod or satellite radio. Programs like AdBlocker negate pop-ups, and newspaper readership is slowly declining every year. So how do you market today, when everyone can easily choose to ignore...

Pronet Advertising (1 day ago)

Rian van der Merwe on A View from a Different Valley: How to Do What You Love, the Right Way

Every time I start a new job I take my dad to see my office. He loves seeing where I work, and I love showing him. It’s a thing. As much as I enjoy this unspoken ritual of ours, there’s always a predictable response from my dad that serves as a clear indicator of our large generation gap. At some point he’ll ask a question along the lines of, “So… no one has an office? You just sit out here in the open?” I’ve tried many times to explain the idea of colocation and collaborative work, but I don’t think it’s s...

A List Apart: for people who make websites (1 day ago)

Better Business Blogging – 7 Lessons Learned from Writing 1 Million Words

Blogging for over 10 years has been quite a journey to say the least. During that time, I’ve had my share of challenges, opportunities, disappointments and surprises. Back when I started, there’s no way I would have imagined having so many things to say for so long or anticipated what impact ongoing content creation would [...]

Online Marketing Blog (1 day ago)

The Perfect Equation for Directing Your Customer’s Journey by @shanejones15

How can you sway your customers to follow through with conversions and transactions? You may be expecting an answer something along the lines of, “Change your social media button color to red and hopefully, the customer will follow you.” However, the answer is to understand what your customers’ want, need, and how to make those wants and needs easily accessible on your website. Customer Personas are Efficient, but Can’t Measure Up to Customer Journey Maps Have you developed customer personas in the past? If...

Pronet Advertising (1 day ago)

How to Get An Average Of 10 Comments for Every Blog Post You Write

Are you struggling to increase your blog comments? We all want more comments to increase blog reputation. Unfortunately most bloggers find it really hard to get more comments. Wanna learn how to make more money with your website? Check the Online Profits training program!

Daily Blog Tips (1 day ago)

How Big Was Penguin 3.0?

Posted by Dr-Pete Sometime in the last week, the first  Penguin update in over a year began to roll out (Penguin 2.1 hit around October 4, 2013). After a year, emotions were high, and expectations were higher. So, naturally, people were confused when MozCast showed the following data: The purple bar is Friday, October 17th, the day Google originally said Penguin 3.0 rolled out. Keep in mind that MozCast is tuned to an average temperature of roughly 70°F. Friday’s temperature was slightly above average ...

SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog (2 days ago)

What Google Learned From The Authorship Project: An Interview With Mark Traphagen by @brentcsutoras

A big thanks to our Pubcon 2014 sponsor, LinkResearchTools, your off-page SEO toolkit and Link Detox: Recover – Protect – Build. At Pubcon 2014 in Las Vegas I had the opportunity to speak with Mark Traphagen of Stone Temple Consulting about the future of Google Authorship. Since Google Authorship was introduced, it has been considered an important component to content marketing. Recently, we have seen Google de-emphasizing Authorship in the SERPs with the removal of photos, as well as making a statement abo...

Pronet Advertising (2 days ago)

Twitter Introduces Digits, A Password-Free Sign In Solution For Apps and Websites by @mattsouthern

Today at Twitter Flight, the company’s first mobile developer conference, a new sign in service called Digits was introduced. Digits is being touted as a new way for users to sign into apps and websites without the use of a password. With Digits you only need a phone number, which Twitter promises is safe and easy to use. It’s also free for app developers and users. We built Digits after doing extensive research around the world about how people use their smartphones. What we found was that first-time Inter...

Pronet Advertising (2 days ago)

Google Reinvents The Email Experience With New ‘Inbox’ App by @mattsouthern

Today, Google announced the launch of a brand new email app that was said to be years in the making. From the creators of Gmail comes a new email experience called Inbox. Google describes Inbox as “a completely different type of inbox, designed to focus on what really matters.” The new app aims to solve the challenges faced by those who receive an abundance of email each day. As we continue to receive more email, important information invariably ends up buried and sometimes missed altogether. Google claims ...

Pronet Advertising (2 days ago)

The Ultimate Guide to Parallax Scrolling: Best Practices, Examples and Tutorials

The idea of parallax design is simply an awareness of movement. More specifically, the word 'parallax' is used to describe the perception of distance between objects while moving along a line of... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.

Vandelay Design Blog (2 days ago)

Share your thoughts on AdSense, AdMob and other Google publisher solutions

Inside AdSense (2 days ago)

How You Can Make Your Writing Twice as Fast by Making It 3x More Time-Consuming; Wait, What?!

This is a guest contribution from Karol K. You can read the first post in this series “The Power of TK in Content Writing and How it Can Help You” here. Imagine yourself in the following scenario… It’s a normal Tuesday and you decide to write a blog post. You start confidently with a blank [...] Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger How You Can Make Your Writing Twice as Fast by Making It 3x More Time-Consuming; Wait, What?!

ProBlogger Blog Tips (2 days ago)

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