20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing

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As each year passes, blog marketing techniques evolve. What worked in 2011 may or may not be as effective in 2012. If you're a business, you may have the luxury of hiring an awesome Internet Marketing Company to keep up with the trends, but as individuals managing a blog for as a hobby or for profit, it's up to you to not only maintain that blog but keep up with ways to … [Read more...]

ElegantThemes Review – Preview 75+ Elegant Premium WordPress Themes on One Page

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about what premium themes people chose to buy after reading my comparison post on Thesis vs. Genesis. I mentioned ElegantThemes as a good alternative for those looking for lots of design options at a lower price than StudioPress, and it has received almost as many purchases (if not more) than Thesis. So I decided to do a review of just ElegantThemes for … [Read more...]

How to Create Your Own Industry Recap, Resources, & Mashups

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Since I've been out of town all of this week and unable to collect my usual weekly roundup of great posts in online marketing, I thought I would share some tips on how you can create your own industry or niche focused resources mashup. Photo Credit: Mrs. Magic Examples of Great Recap Posts Curious who else does regular daily or weekly recap posts? Here's a … [Read more...]

Premium WordPress Themes – What Do People Buy & Why

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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 … [Read more...]

3 Forums with CommentLuv-Like Functionality

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One of the ways that I promote my most important blog posts, like my massive post on 40+ Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rockstar, is through commenting on blogs enabled with CommentLuv. There are a ton of awesome lists of CommentLuv enabled blogs out there. But what about forums? Sure, you might be thinking CommentLuv only works on WordPress, so how can there be … [Read more...]

Channel Partners Conference & Expo Vegas 2012

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Last month, I received an all-expense paid invite to the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas from Time Warner Cable Business Class (who I never realized offered web hosting and an array of other services for small businesses). Unfortunately, it was a bit too short notice to make the trip (although a few nights at Caesar's Palace was quite enticing), so I thought I … [Read more...]

It’s Not Just Pinterest RE: Copyright & Legal Issues

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Because Pinterest is the hot topic of social media, it has come under a lot of scrutiny. First about the use of affiliate links, and now about copyright issues in relation to items saved (or "pinned") by users. Essentially, people are freaking out and removing their Pinterest content because they fear the repercussions based on the legal translation of their terms of service. … [Read more...]

New Facebook Pages with Timeline Design

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Need more info? Be sure to check out 28 Things You Need to Know About the New Facebook Pages! This post includes additional and new details about the Timeline design for Facebook Pages. Last night, I decided to try out the New Facebook Pages with Timeline for my freelance writing page. Facebook plans to change things over on March 30th anyway, so you might as well prepare … [Read more...]

How to Set Up Blog Comments as Goals in Google Analytics Using WordPress Hacks

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As many of you know, I love writing about Google Analytics. I'm a data junkie, and there's nothing I enjoy more than learning more about the visitors coming to my blog. One of the best ways to get actionable data out of your Google Analytics is to set up goals. Setting up a goal in Google Analytics tells it that someone has completed something important on your website, … [Read more...]