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Is Behavioral Targeting an Invasion of Privacy?

Suppose, a new product on the market caught your eye and you decided to check it out but didn’t purchase. Now, everywhere you go, be it on YouTube, a blog or a forum with ads-enabled, you see advertisement of the same product. Isn’t this intriguing and let’s say, a bit irritating? But, marketers would disagree with you. This strategy is known as behavioral targeting and it’s actually nothing new. Marketing analysts have been collecting data on consumer preferences long before the Internet was born. However,...

Blogging Tips (1 hour ago)

6 Effective AdWords Optimization Techniques for Beginners by @AndrewLolk

One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how often the basics are ignored in hopes that the itty-bitty details will somehow make up for the lack of hard work. This is true in life and in AdWords as well. We often have prospective clients calling us asking about the latest feature from Google. In their mind, all they need to do is to optimize their Ad Sitelinks because now they are a factor in the Quality Score equation. Or they might just need us to write mobile ads and then they will take it from there. ...

Pronet Advertising (1 hour ago)

Nine More Blogging Milestones to Celebrate

A while back, I wrote Nine Blogging Milestones to Celebrate, starting with “Getting Your Blog Up and Running” and finishing with “Getting a ‘Thank You’ Email from a Reader”. It’s been great to hear from DailyBlogTips readers over the past few months, in comments, by email, and in the Get Blogging forums, about the progress […] Wanna learn how to make more money with your website? Check the Online Profits training program!

Daily Blog Tips (3 hours ago)

Honorary vs. Honourary

The post was intended to be a straightforward look at the fact that although American and British speakers differ as to the spelling of the nouns honor/honour , humor/humour , and glamor/glamour , they agree on the spelling of the adjectives honorary , humorous , and glamorous . Want a Free Copy of the "100 Writing Mistakes to Avoid" eBook? Click here to try the Pro subscription and you'll be able to download it immediately!

Daily Writing Tips (8 hours ago)

The 5 Technologies Driving Always-On Experiences

In 2016, the CMO is expected to spend more on technology than the CIO, thanks to consumer demand for always-on immersive, personalized experiences and media across a variety of devices. In Insights 2014: Connecting Technology and Story in an Always-On World SapientNitro cites the Big 5 critical technologies that brands and marketers must need to […]

Get Elastic Ecommerce Blog (10 hours ago)

Unraveling Panda Patterns

Posted by billslawski This is my first official blog post at, and I'm going to be requesting your help and expertise and imagination. I'm going to be asking you to take over as Panda for a little while to see if you can identify the kinds of things that Google's Navneet Panda addressed when faced with what looked like an incomplete patent created to identify sites as parked domain pages, content farm pages, and link farm pages. You're probably better at this now then he was then. You're a subject ma...

SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog (12 hours ago)

The Power of Empathy for More Customer Focused Content Marketing

Marketers are really jumping on the content bandwagon while the definition of what “content marketing” really means varies greatly between the SEO, PR, advertising and custom publishing industries. For example, I recently read very clever post about content marketing on a SEO website providing an impressive array of content types, tactics, tips and shortcuts for content to be [...]

Online Marketing Blog (21 hours ago)

Need Traffic? Here’s a Simple Strategy to Woo Bloggers and Win Their Readers Over

Do you want to get your articles published on sites like Forbes, Huffington Post, or Entrepreneur Magazine? Of course, you do. It's a great way to gain traffic and generate sales. So, what are you waiting for? I know what you are thinking: "It’s easier for you, Neil. You have an established brand, and you are  [click to continue...]

Quick Sprout (21 hours ago)

Google Seeks Community Help To Improve Google Translate by @mattsouthern

Google is seeking community help to improve its Google Translate service in a new post published to the official Google Search blog. Google has recently launched a new Translate Community where language enthusiasts can help Google improve translation quality for the 80 languages supported by Google, and assist Google with launching new languages. In the new community, Google users will have options to help with a variety of things, including generating new translations and rating existing ones. Google expla...

Pronet Advertising (21 hours ago)

11 Things You Should be Doing With Google Analytics by @YEC

Google Analytics offers e-commerce startups a great way to increase conversions and grow revenue by seeing where a site or mobile app could use improvements. It’s a great tool — if you’re not already using it, you should be. Although most entrepreneurs know the basics, there are a whole host of lesser-known Google Analytics tips that startups could be using to improve their business. Here are 11 of them: Create Custom Audience Segments Put your target audience analysis and personas to good use by creating c...

Pronet Advertising (1 day ago)

What Makes DailyBlogTips Readers Choose YOUR Blog?

Last week, I asked you what makes you choose to read a blog regularly. Is it the useful content? The professional design? The engaging writing style? Or something else entirely? Lots of you responded with great, thoughtful comments. I’ve picked four to share below, but you can read all the comments on What Makes YOU Decide to Read […] Wanna learn how to make more money with your website? Check the Online Profits training program!

Daily Blog Tips (1 day ago)

Making Money through Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a field through which you can easily make money online and this can helpful to you if you have good capability in marketing the products in a better manner. You are paid if there is a visitor or customer in the site through your marketing process. The affiliate marketing industry comprises of mainly four players which are merchant, that is the retailer or the brand, The network which provides opportunities for affiliates and pay them, affiliate who does the promotion of the goods or s...

Blogging Tips (1 day ago)

SEJ Copy Editor Danielle Antosz Eats, Shoots, and Leaves [INTERVIEW] by @wonderwall7

Search Engine Journal is made up of a team that works every day with our authors to make their posts the best they can be. We span 5 time zones, some of us have yet to meet in person, and most of our work is behind the scenes. I’d like to shine some light on this backstage process via interviews with my team members. The first up is Danielle Antosz, our Copy Editor extraordinaire. You’re SEJ’s copy editor. How did you begin your career with editing and copywriting? This one is actually pretty funny. As a wr...

Pronet Advertising (1 day ago)

7 Psychological Traps that Hold Web Designers Back

Let's talk about self-confidence and psychological misconceptions that may hold web designers and web professionals back from getting ahead in their career. When it comes to daily routine tasks most... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.

Vandelay Design Blog (1 day ago)

Up Style and Down Style

Book titles–and newspaper and magazine headlines–are usually formatted in one of two styles: “up style” and “down style.” Want a Free Copy of the "100 Writing Mistakes to Avoid" eBook? Click here to try the Pro subscription and you'll be able to download it immediately!

Daily Writing Tips (1 day ago)

45 Brilliant Tutorials for Learning Pixelmator

Looking for an alternative to photoshop? Pixelmator is a popular image editor for Mac OS X. While Photoshop is the industry standard, Pixelmator has a lot to offer for Mac users. In this post we’ll... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.

Vandelay Design Blog (1 day ago)

Here's Your Syllabus: Everything a Marketer Needs for Day 1 of an MBA

Posted by willcritchlow A few years ago, I wrote a post on my personal blog about MBA courses . I have a great deal of respect for the top-flight MBA courses based, in part, on how difficult I found the business-school courses I took during my graduate degree. I'm well aware of the stereotypes prevalent in the startup and online worlds, but I believe there is a lot of benefit to marketers having a strong understanding of how businesses function . Recently, I've been thinking about how to build this into our...

SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog (1 day ago)

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Are The New Rock Stars in Hollywood [Infographic] by @MDMSEO

Name one entrepreneur that wasn’t a fan of the hit TV series Entourage. You can’t. The show gave us all a peek into the crazy and wild ride they call Hollywood, and it quickly became a Sunday night ritual for many. When the wild ride ended, many were left wondering if any network would step up and fill the void left when Entourage ended. Well, HBO hit another home run with their new Silicon Valley show that depicts the startup life and follows a group as they bring their compression software to market. Are ...

Pronet Advertising (1 day ago)

Why I love fear

Here there be monsters. Under the bed. In the closet. In the basement. Who else here knew how to jump from the doorway to the bed at night so that the monsters couldn’t grab your ankle and drag you under? When you get older, we know that the only things under the bed are fossilized Skittles, the Renegade Sock That Escaped from the Dryer and dust bunnies . The real fears live within the telephone we don’t want to use when calling sales leads or funders. They live in our gut when we have to ask fo...

Liz Strauss at Successful Blog (2 days ago)

Kn- Words in English

A teaching site offers this rule for dealing with “silent k”: “k is often silent before n.” An easier way to retain this information is to forget about “silent k” altogether. Want a Free Copy of the "100 Writing Mistakes to Avoid" eBook? Click here to try the Pro subscription and you'll be able to download it immediately!

Daily Writing Tips (2 days ago)

65 Outstanding Photoshop Manipulation Tutorials to Sharpen Your Skills

Photo manipulations allow you to explore your creativity and create stunning and surreal works of art. If you like experimenting and learning new techniques in Photoshop, following along with some... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.

Vandelay Design Blog (2 days ago)

International SEO is a Huge Opportunity For Marketers: Interview With Eli Schwartz by @murraynewlands

As part of our coverage from the sold-out Searchmetrics x Search Engine Journal conference in San Francisco on SEO, content marketing, and analytics, I caught up with Eli Schwartz of SurveyMonkey to discuss the opportunities marketers are missing out on with international SEO. In the video below Eli explains the importance of international SEO, and how you can easily optimize your content for international audiences to increase traffic and conversions: Here are some key takeaways from the video: There there...

Pronet Advertising (2 days ago)

Forming Plurals with ’s

Because people are easily confused by the apostrophe, I have treated possession separately. Now, I’ll focus on the reader’s main concern: the use of the apostrophe to form a plural. Want a Free Copy of the "100 Writing Mistakes to Avoid" eBook? Click here to try the Pro subscription and you'll be able to download it immediately!

Daily Writing Tips (3 days ago)

25 of the Best Photoshop Illustration Tutorials of All Time

While Adobe Illustrator is the preferred tool by most designers for illustrating and drawing digitally, Photoshop can also be used for some types of illustration. This post includes a selection of... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.

Vandelay Design Blog (3 days ago)

Facebook’s Daily Active Users Are Up By 19 Percent by @mattsouthern

Facebook just released their Second Quarter 2014 Financial Summary, included in the report are a lot of positive statistics for the social media giant. Most notably, compared to last year there is a 19% increase in daily active users, bringing the total count to 829 million users. Second quarter revenue was up a whopping 61% increase compared to last year, at $2.91 billion compared to $1.81 billion this time last year. Mark Zuckerber, Facebook CEO, said about his second quarter performance: We had a good se...

Pronet Advertising (3 days ago)

Google Introduces Dynamic Sitelinks, Dynamic Sitelink Clicks Are Free by @mattsouthern

Google announced via the Inside AdWords blog that they will be introducing dynamic sitelinks. Sitelinks are used to connect people to the content they need by linking to specific pages on your website with a direct link from your ad. Dynamic sitelinks are automatically generated sitelinks that appear below your ad text. Google describes this as another example of “AdWords tools adding value to your ads while saving time and simplifying campaign management.” Google cautions that impression share for dynamic ...

Pronet Advertising (3 days ago)

Facebook Responsible For Almost 24% of Overall Site Visits by @dannywong1190

Facebook is the social network to end all social networks. At least, we have a bit of evidence to support that claim. In the 2nd Quarter 2014 edition of the Shareaholic Social Media Traffic Report, we reveal data that demonstrates Facebook’s absolute dominance as the leading driver of social referrals to sites across the web. Year-over-year, its “share of visits,” a percentage of overall traffic — direct traffic, social referrals, organic search, paid search, etc. — sites received, skyrocketed, even as it h...

Pronet Advertising (3 days ago)

Five Sure-Fire Ways to Come Up With Great Ideas for Your Blog

Do you struggle to come up with ideas for your blog? Most bloggers do – at least from time to time. You might have had loads of ideas when you started out, but if you’ve been blogging for several months (or even several years), it can be tough to come up with fresh inspiration. And […] Wanna learn how to make more money with your website? Check the Online Profits training program!

Daily Blog Tips (3 days ago)

How to Build Brand Awareness for Your Business

You have many options when it comes to marketing your business. Naturally, you might be wondering where you should start or what channels you should use to achieve the best results, right? Sadly, there is no one answer because it varies from business to business. To help you out, I’ve created an infographic that breaks down the 6 things you  [click to continue...]

Quick Sprout (3 days ago)

SEO 101: How Important is Site Speed in 2014? by @albertcostill

Even incredibly patient people can’t stand waiting in lines – whether that’s at the bank, airport, or pizzeria. We either get bored or angry that it’s taking longer than expected. In fact, businesses learn all about this in Queuing Theory – which uses data to determine if a business should hire more employees or add an additional elevator shaft. This theory has more recently been used in analyzing web servers. Why? Because waiting for a website to load is no different from waiting in line for a delicious sl...

Pronet Advertising (4 days ago)


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