UX: 3 Essentials for New Websites

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You are designing a new site for a brand-new client, and the staff knows nothing about web design but they have some specific ideas about the look and feel of… Read more » (c) Noobpreneur.com Read Entire Story

Creating Influencer-Targeted Content to Earn Links + Coverage – Whiteboard Friday

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Posted by randfishMost SEO campaigns need three kinds of links to be successful; targeting your content to influencers can get you 2/3 of the way there. In this Whiteboard Friday, Rand covers the tactics that will help your content get seen and shared by those with a wide and relevant audience. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab!Video TranscriptionHowdy, Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week we’re going to chat about how to create content that is specifically influencer-targeted in order to earn the links and attention and amplification that you often need. … Read Entire Story

5 Things to Think About Before You Start a Blog

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It’s time! You’ve had it in the back of your mind for a while now, but you’ve realised the hour is right to take the plunge, and you want to start a blog. Welcome! You’ve come to the right place. If creating a blog is something you’ve been thinking about but you haven’t known where to start, then these are some basics you could keep in… Read Entire Story

1 Telling Analogy Between Using Free Hosting and Your Parent’s House

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I regularly see well-meaning but misguided bloggers mired in their limiting beliefs. Some of these folks say they cannot afford to buy a domain and hosting. And how it doesn’t make a difference anyway. Others have no clue how to set up their domain so they figure it’d be a big pain in the butt and stay with their free, shared hosting solution. 1 Telling Analogy Imagine opening … Read Entire Story

7 Skills to Thrive, Not Just Survive, in Any Career

If career growth and job satisfaction are your objectives, just pretend that you are an entrepreneur. Read Entire Story

Holiday email priorities – Tips From Top 8 Experts!

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Holidays are just around the corner and most marketers are gung ho to make the most out of the holiday season. As seen in the previous couple of holiday seasons, search and email wins out of the many communication channels so most certainly a lot of campaigns going out this time as well. So, which are they key considerations to keep in mind while designing emails this holiday season? Well, Monks bring to you some of the leading influencers from online world sharing their views … Read Entire Story

Google and New gTLDs, Content and Keyword Research, YouTube Ranking Factors, Panda 4.2?, #Speedlink 30:2015

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week! With the advent of many new generic top level domains (gTLDs), some questions surrounding their importance on search and how they are treated by Google obviously are popping up all over the place. Domain extensions such as .guru, .how, .top, .club, or any of the .BRAND gTLDs, for example are some of the new gTLDs that are now starting to be popular and if you want to know how Google treats them, then you should know that they answered to the question of … How will new gTLDs affect search? Is Google changing the search algorithm to favor these TLDs? How important are they really in search? like this… … Read Entire Story

5 Spreadsheet Tips for Manual Link Audits

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Posted by MarieHaynesLink auditing is the part of my job that I love the most. I have audited a LOT of links over the last few years. While there are some programs out there that can be quite helpful to the avid link auditor, I still prefer to create a spreadsheet of my links in Excel and then to audit those links one-by-one from within Google Spreadsheets. Over the years I have learned a few tricks and formulas that have helped me in this process. In this article, I will share several of these with you. … Read Entire Story

How to Buy a Domain Name for Your Blog

You are probably reading this post because you are interested in buying a domain name and starting your own blog or a website. Believe me, I have been there. 4 years ago I didn’t know anything about domains and how to buy them. I was pretty much confused to say the least. Unfortunately the process of buying a domain name is still quite complex and unintelligible. There are dozens of different websites and hosting providers who promote “cheap domain registration” or even “free domains”. Things you … Read Entire Story

Icann: environmentalists to control use of .eco internet domain name

Coalition of more than 50 environmental groups, including WWF and 350.org won out over three other groups competing for .ecoThe high-value .eco domain name will be controlled by the environmental community following a decision by the regulators of the internet.The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) this week granted control of the domain name to a coalition of about 50 environmental groups, assembled by a Canadian company. Green NGOs have fought a long battle to control the domain because they feared it would be Read Entire Story

Another Reason to Stay Away from those Free Services

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Earlier I mentioned how a famous blogger is having problems switching from her old blog platform  and I’m struggling with more headaches around a similar issue.  When I started way back in 2001, one of the most inexpensive ways to get online was using Yahoo! for a domain name and email.  And it worked fine for several years.  Now, however, I am trying to get the domain name back so I can control it and it has been a huge headache including international phone calls and verifications. At the time, it seemed like a great idea to save money … Read Entire Story