How to Make Your $1 Photos Awesome

How to Make Your $1 Photos Awesome

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In our previous posts we’ve shown you where to find affordable images and how to optimize images for the web. Now we know there are a lot of times when you want to take those awesomely optimized photos and add a bit of your own flavor to it, but let’s face it: who has time to … Continued

Death of the Stock Photo

Death of the Stock Photo

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Or at least the ridiculously overpriced ones. You know as well as we do: a good article is only as good as the photos used to illustrate it. That’s why finding attractive, interesting and captivating photos (that don’t require taking out a second mortgage on your home) is a huge part of any effective website or content … Continued

SEO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight This Feeling

SEO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight This Feeling

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I was asked to speak at WordCamp Las Vegas this year and my topic covered what quick tips you can do to help rank your site as quickly as possible. So my thoughts went a little something like this… Quick -> Speed -> Speedwagon ->REO Speedwagon -> SEO Speedwagon -> I CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELING! And … Continued

Wedgies.com and Why Poll Generators Rock

Wedgies.com and Why Poll Generators Rock

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The effectiveness of online polling shows itself across various platforms, prominently on social media and business blogs. With polls, you can get as much as 10 times the social engagement of one article.  That means you can generate more traffic with less work! Fact is, people like to vote, especially when it involves our favorite … Continued

SEO Tips for 2015

SEO Tips for 2015

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The beautiful part about search engine optimization is that the core strategies never change, those being producing high quality content and generating high quality links. There are tons of ways to produce low quality content and generate low quality links, but Google is getting better and better at detecting that garbage. Your safest investment for … Continued

Maintaining an Online Reputation

Maintaining an Online Reputation

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In SEO, it’s important to build up an online reputation that suits your company for optimal success.  But what exactly does an ‘online reputation’ mean? An online reputation is the character of business portrayed to potential customers via the internet. Managing a business’s online reputation is important for two major reasons. First, if your online … Continued

Internet Users Will Surpass 3 Billion

Internet Users Will Surpass 3 Billion

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Back in 2010, NeONBRAND reported that the world would reach 2 billion internet users by the end of the year, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Now 4 years later, the ITU expects that we’ll break 3 billion by December 2014. That means 40% of the world is connecting with one another on the … Continued

3 Grammar Sites to Put Your Blog on Top

3 Grammar Sites to Put Your Blog on Top

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In the professional blogging world you can’t afford poor grammar. With major search engines like Bing implementing grammar analytics to rank blogs  amongst the good and the bad, your  blog could benefit from grammar assistance. If your blog is in desperate need of editing, there are online grammar tools that can make revising fast and … Continued

Critical Elements of a Great Brand Logo

Critical Elements of a Great Brand Logo

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Many business owners think they own their brand, but in fact, that is not the case. A brand is the general public’s image of your business, and you only can hope to influence that image in a way that you want relevant consumers and potential customer in particular to think of your business. One of … Continued

Essential Components of Effective Blogging

Essential Components of Effective Blogging

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When it comes to creating effective blogs, many people make the mistake of producing fluff and little else, which readers won’t find engaging and in which they quickly will lose interest. If you have blogs that at most keep people looking for only a few seconds, search engine analytics will make note of the relatively short … Continued

Enforce Copyright Protections Through the DMCA

Enforce Copyright Protections Through the DMCA

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When you produce online content for your website, blog, social media or another outlet, the moment you publish the content, you own it. Thank goodness for Copyright Protections. That ownership applies to any content posted online, whether it’s a blog post, photograph, infographic, video or another type of online post. Protecting your online content is … Continued

Relevant Content Improves SEO Link-Building

Relevant Content Improves SEO Link-Building

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When it comes to link-building for search engine optimization, many online marketers make the mistake of running content that has little chance of being published or that will reach only a handful of relevant readers. The most effective Web links are naturally obtained links coming from sites that have high readership levels among consumers that … Continued