50+ Filters to Keep Your Gmail Inbox Squeaky Clean

Have you always wanted to maintain Inbox Zero, but found yourself falling short as email upon email piled up in your inbox? Are you not a fan of Gmail's new tab system? If so, then filters may be the solution to your problem. Filters allow you to tell your email service exactly where you want specific emails to go. The emails that clutter your inbox the most are the ones that are from automated sources - newsletters, notifications, press releases, social media updates, and so forth. They are … [Read more...]

Increase Twitter Engagement with Hashtags and HASHCORE

Did you know that tweets that include one to two hashtags have a 21% boost in engagement according to Buffer? This could be due to the topic of the tweets, people who follow specific hashtags, trending topics, or the apps that pull tweets based on topic such as Paper.li. If you'd like to incorporate the power of Twitter hashtags into your blog posts without making readers leave your website, then HASHCORE is a great tool to try. It's built specifically for bloggers who want to add more … [Read more...]

85 Takeaways from New Media Expo 2014

New Media Expo (formerly Blog World) has always been one of my favorite conferences to attend. While I did spend more time networking than sitting in sessions, I still managed to take a ton of notes from those that I made it to. Without further ado, here are the 101 things I learned at #NMX 2014. For sessions with multiple speakers, the initials of the speaker will be in parenthesis after their tip. How to Land the Expert Interviews You Want For Your Podcast Speakers: John Lee Dumas, … [Read more...]

10 Tips to Prepare for NMX 2014

We're only five days away from one of my favorite online marketing events, NMX 2014. So I thought I'd share some of my favorite tips for preparing for NMX or any conference event! 1. Create a doc with all of your travel arrangements. Hotel missing your reservation? Can't remember what time your flight departs? Create an easy to access email, document, notepad entry, etc. with your main travel details. This can include airline, flight numbers, arrival / departure times, hotel name and … [Read more...]

Find Great Apps for Your Nokia Lumia Phone with AppSocial

One of the things I find is missing about mobile app stores is the ability to find suggestions from people you know and trust. Sure, an app may have 1,000 reviews, but you don't know who these people are. For example, I'm more likely to trust a review about a social media app from someone who is a social media professional vs. an average user. This is where AppSocial by Nokia comes in. AppSocial is exclusively for Nokia Lumia users with Windows 7 and 8. It allows users to create lists and add … [Read more...]

Boosting Opt-Ins with Selz

For the last month, I've been experimenting with a new way to get opt-ins to my mailing list using my free ebook, The Guest Blogging Survival Guide. Selz is a platform that allows you to quickly create an online store without the usual complications of creating an online store. When they reached out to me to review their service, I didn't have any ebooks or other digital downloads for sale, so I decided to try out their platform as a way to get opt-ins instead. The results were pretty … [Read more...]

2013 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for Internet Marketers

Black Friday has arrived! If you've had your eye on a particular course, ebook, service, web host, WordPress plugin, or WordPress theme, now is the time to buy as the savings are HUGE! The following are the best sales for products I highly recommend for Internet marketers and bloggers! Two things to know before going forward. One, I am an affiliate for most of the products mentioned. Two, you may notice I have less listings than others. This is because I only recommend products that I have … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Make Money Online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

If you're just thinking about your shopping plan and budget for this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday, then you're going to miss out on the best time to increase your online earnings. For affiliate marketers and product creators, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are golden opportunities. Here are my ten tips for making money online with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Photo Credit: Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday Infographic by Exelate Tips for Affiliate Marketers Are you an affiliate … [Read more...]

How to Grow Your Mailing List With Cash & Other Incentives

After attending an awesome conference on email marketing strategies, it seemed timely to publish a sponsored review for a company that helps you grow your mailing list. Incentivibe helps bloggers and businesses run contests in order to build their mailing list. The best part? You get to give away a $500 cash prize or item - and all it will cost you is $25. How It Works in a Nutshell Incentivibe pools together other bloggers and businesses looking to grow their mailing list. A group of 20 … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – 23 Marketing Links

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. Added Bonus for Blog Post Promotion Students! Have you signed up to learn about the art of promoting a single piece of content for an increase in traffic, engagement, and social shares? Be sure to register now and take advantage of the newly added bonus: an expert blog audit valued at $750! Your blog audit will include a … [Read more...]