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How to Create a Loyal Blog Audience

by Neil Patel – from Quick Sprout http://bit.ly/1lLk31s

The one thing I’ve learned about blogging over the years is that more traffic doesn’t necessarily equate more revenue. Unless you have a loyal blog audience, it’s rare that you will be able to generate a lot of income because it is hard to convert cold traffic into customers.…

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“Social Media Doesn’t Sleep”: How This Local Shop Cranked Sales From $63K To $7 Million

By Lydia Dishman, from Fast Company http://bit.ly/1nwgieW

From tweeting to photographing models herself to customer service, Diana Harbour is re-defining what it means to be hands-on. Here are the secrets to social selling she’s learned with The Red Dress Boutique.

Less than a decade ago Diana Harbour was toiling away in a cubicle, crafting corporate-ese into snappy brochure copy for a financial services firm.…

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6 Quick Tech Fixes to Boost Your Productivity

By John Brandon, from Inc.com http://bit.ly/1fowxrO

A handy roundup of some basic tech shortcuts

Keeping up with new technology is a full-time job. You have to pay attention to the latest mobile apps, track what Microsoft is doing, and learn about concepts like low-energy Bluetooth syncing (fun stuff, let me tell you).…

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How to Think Up a Year’s Worth of Blog Post Topics in an Hour

by Ginny Soskey from Inbound Hub | Marketing http://bit.ly/1hv9Buh

Last November, I got my team in a room and asked them to do something that sounded nearly impossible: brainstorm a year’s worth of blog topics in under an hour. That’s an aggressive target — I know — but we needed enough titles to support the Blog Topic Generator‘s algorithm.…

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Tablets Aren’t All That; Desktop Still Dominates

by Pete Prestipino, from ‘Net Features: http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/archive/2013/12/18/tablets-aren-t-all-that.aspx

If you believe that tablets are going to change how content is consumed in the long term, you’re probably right. But when it comes to the short or near term, you better think again about the degree to which you might want to shift your strategy.…

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Add Engaging Flickr Photos to Your Site

by Allison Howen, from ‘Net Features: http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/archive/2013/12/19/add-engaging-photos-to-your-site.aspx

It is now easier than ever to add engaging Flickr photos to your websites, blogs and articles, because the company has introduced a new embed feature.

Through the feature, publicly shared photos and videos can be embedded on external sites and automatically display with full titles and the author’s Flickr name.…

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Mobile Research Leads to Conversions

by Allison Howen, from ‘Net Features http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/archive/2013/12/18/mobile-research-leads-to-conversions.aspx

Brands might want to put more resources into their mobile search initiatives in 2014, because a new study reveals that consumers spend more than 15 hours per week on mobile research, and their most common starting point is the search engine.…

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