Monthly Archives: December 2013

Taking Worthless Blog Post Headlines To Rehab

By Patrick DePuy The doctor’s in, blogging brethren. Sometimes the most effective way to create great works is to examine the worst of said works and learn from them. In our case, these works are blog post headlines. And lucky for us, there is a sea of mediocre material to pluck from. I’ve recently scoured the Web to find real ...

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Five Challenges Facing Businesses In 2014

By Leslie Jenkins The last few days of 2013 are upon us–that frustrating “No Man’s Land” that is the space between Christmas and New Year’s. You know, the hot prospect who was ready to close last week has gone silent. Half the office is on vacation and many who are in are in varying stages of recovery from the dulling ...

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Social Media On The Rise: A Glimpse Into The Future

By The Wishpond Blog In 2013, it’s estimated that nearly 1 in 4 people in the world have been using social media. That’s 1.73 billion people around the globe. In 2017, it’s estimated that 2.5 billion people will use sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn and other social sites. Rapid growth is predicted to expand in the Asia-Pacific, Middle ...

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5 New Year’s Resolutions Every Entrepreneur Should Make

By David Kiger There’s less than 48 hours left in 2013, which means many entrepreneurs are already preparing for the New Year. Before you head back to the office, however, take some time to really think about what you want out of 2014. Here are just a few of the New Year’s Resolutions every successful entrepreneur should make. Get Better ...

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Why You Need To Make Sure Your Press Release Links Are Nofollow

By Mickie E Kennedy The traditional SEO press release is dead. You know the press release I’m talking about…the one stuffed with targeted keywords and that includes optimized links with keyword-rich anchor text back to your website. It wasn’t that long ago that press releases were a valuable link building tool. But with all of the algorithm changes Google has ...

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Facebook Rolls Out Newsfeed Video Ads

By Tori Theiss There’s been a lot of chatter about the anticipated launch of video ads within the Newsfeed on Facebook (versus the video ads that were previously offered only as a premium Homepage placement) and it’s now official, according to a recent Facebook blog post. Here are some important things to know about the new ads: They will be ...

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SMBs Spend An Average 46% Of Marketing Budget On ‘Digital’

By Leon Castles In October 2013, BrightLocal teamed up with ChamberOfCommerce.com to conduct an insightful piece of research into the attitudes toward and usage of Digital Marketing by SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses). (In the survey, we used the phrase “Internet or Mobile Marketing” to make it clear to survey respondents what we mean by Digital Marketing.) The objective of ...

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