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How to use your blog to hook an insane number of customers

So much of the content out there on the web sucks. I have noticed it more and more lately. Maybe it is simply a matter of over-saturation but it feels as though everyone is just copying one another, creating the same blog posts written in different ways, trying to gain as much traffic as possible. […]

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Strategy

How to Visualize Proportions to Make Your Content Stand Out

The web is getting even more visual day by day. Infographics, animated GIFs, interactive slideshows and flip books, your content is supposed to catch an eye of a consumer who is used to seeing beautiful visuals on every page. Your content needs to get more visual, more beautiful and more interactive. Before I start listing […]

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Blogging

How to Get Insanely Productive with Social Media Updates to Scale Your Referral Traffic

Life can get crazy… Holidays, trips, family and personal life: There are lots of things that may stand in your way to being consistent with your (and your business) social media presence. Therefore making some sort of social media editorial calendar to keep yourself accountable is a great idea. Like with any productivity hacks, the […]

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Strategy

How to Create Traffic Generating Content

Coming up with good content ideas is getting more difficult. Isn’t everything has already been written? How to stand out? How to get ranked and shared to generate traffic to your content? It all comes down to how much effort you are putting into your content, how much you enjoy writing on what you are […]

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10 Free Blogging eBooks That Should Be Paid

This is a guest post by Ann Smarty.

Free ebooks are common online these days. Some of them are free because they are nothing more than sponsored swill provided for the sake of marketing, getting people on mailing lists and conducting possible research. Which has sadly given the format a bad name, especially when it comes to any ebook promising tips or advice on making money or improving a business venture.

Despite this, not every one out there offering this service is a scam. In fact, there are many that give us good tips, advice and knowledge about blogging. Whether it is as a business or a personal project, you can improve your blog using these ten ebooks about blogging that are free, but shouldn’t be.

1. Empowering Your Writing: A Free Manifesto

Empowering Your Writing: A Free Manifesto

Farnoosh is the creator of blog Prolific Living. Once a member of the corporate world working for a Fortune 500 company, she eventually felt that her time and energy was being wasted, and that she wanted a more fulfilling career.

So, she began working for herself, namely as a writer. Which was a wonderful decision, as Prolific Living has become a popular and helpful source for others choosing the same kind of lifestyle. Her ebook, Empowering Your Writing: A Free Manifesto is about writing itself, common mistakes, how to improve your work, the importance of fresh eyes and understanding your skills and more.

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Manage Your Contacts Easily with WordPress-to-Lead for Salesforce CRM

This is a guest post by Ann Smarty, creator of the best guest blogging community and editor on Search Engine Journal.

With the thousands of plugins available in the Wordpress Plugins directory plus those who are not yet listed, it practically becomes too gruesome to find those plugins that really work. Certainly, there are many useful plugins available that extends Wordpress functionality as a CMS.

CRM Integrates with WordPress

Salesforce recently rolled out a WordPress plug-in geared at adding new functionality to the way your blog handles contact forms called WordPress-to-Lead. This plugin integrates with Salesforce CRM (customer relationship management software) in pulling out data from the contact forms and lets you track interactions and sync with Yahoo, Gmail, Outlook and more. It also allows you to manage and organize your contacts and lead information in one place, eliminating the need to keep track of your leads from your inbox to CRM.

In other words, WordPress-to-Lead is a free plugin that allows you to create contact forms and publish them to your WordPress site or blog. With this plugin, you can turn your WordPress site or blog into a lead generation machine.