The Truth About You, Your College Degree and Your Job

This is a guest post and video by Farnoosh Brock of Prolific Living. Too many times in my engineering degree, I felt frustrated and unhappy. Many more times in my 11-year corporate career, I felt trapped, discouraged and miserable. And I did absolutely nothing about it. Well, that's not entirely true. I griped. I complained. I wallowed in my own self-pity. I gossiped with my co-workers about the unfairness of it all, but in hindsight, I did nothing useful, nothing that helped me leave … [Read more...]

The Importance of Social Media in a Successful Marketing Campaign

This is a guest post by Tim at HostPapa. One would have to be blind not to see that social media networks have been some of the most successful performers on the Internet in the last few years. Say the word “Facebook” in nearly any part of the world and it will be recognized. In the past, the most commonly known words were Coca-Cola and “OK.” This is changing. With the combined technologies of high-speed Internet, cheaper laptops, and now the advent of smartphones, it is much easier … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Within Two Worlds

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Content 7 Ways to Find Viral Content Ideas - Want to find content ideas that have a chance at viral fame? Here are seven ways to research recently popular … [Read more...]

Building Your Personal Brand with Pinterest

Do you tend pin on your pin board on Pinterest more than you tweet on Twitter lately? Pinterest offers a new kind of social media sharing, and at the Internet marketing firm I work for, we’re seeing it swell in popularity (even though it’s still in the beat phase) among bloggers and search engine marketers for building a personal brand online. As mentioned, Pinterest offers a unique social sharing experience as users actually “pin” their favorite photos onto their own personal pin … [Read more...]

How to Get More Responses for Guest Blogging

This is a guest post by Adam Riemer. One of the hardest things to do with your new websites or blogs is to get people to find it and trust it. Once you have people finding and trusting your blog, you can then begin to build your brand and grow your following. The issue is that with all of the clutter on the web, it's hard to start a new site and stand out. That's why guest blogging and posting is a vital tool that you can use to help get your site off the ground, build a fan base and … [Read more...]

Premium WordPress Themes – What Do People Buy & Why

Last year, I wrote a huge comparison post on Thesis vs Genesis from DIYThemes and StudioPress. It's been almost a year, and I thought I would share some stats of what people decided to buy after reading the post. Here are the results. Number of Clicks Here, you can see that the number of clicks to the StudioPress (Genesis) website is almost equal to the number of clicks to the DIYThemes (Thesis) website from both the post and the buttons on the sidebar. Number of Sales But … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Kitten Who Talks Too Much

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing 5 Small Blog Tweaks That Will Lead To Big Results - Sometimes, it just pays to revisit the basics. Have a long, hard look at your blog to see if the … [Read more...]

10 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve Your Blog Posts

This is a guest post by Heather Higgins. "Quality over quantity" is one of those sayings that gets thrown around a lot, but when it comes to content publishing and marketing, they are truly words to live by. Blog development is more than presentation. Your success ultimately lies in the hands of your posts. The quality of your content is everything. Photo Credit Without further ado, here are ten simple things you can do to improve your blog posts. 1. Optimize All the Time … [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons of the New Facebook Page Design

This is a guest post by Kevin Lau. By now you will undoubtedly have worked with the new Facebook page design. Either you'll like it or you won't, and there are probably features you will think are pretty good and others you won't be so keen on. This seems to be par for the course when it comes to Facebook. Here are some of the pros and cons to be aware of in terms of the new design. Do you agree or disagree with them? Are there others that haven't been mentioned here that have annoyed … [Read more...]

7 Critical Elements Of Effective & Complete Domain Management

This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen. Effective and complete domain management is a composition of processes with essential elements that if used together forms a system that determines the success of your business or blog online. Many start a blog without a "business plan" and soon find missing elements that are harder to implement at that point in time. However, doing some much required research and planning before you put much at stake by starting your online journey, you'll find … [Read more...]



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