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29 Bullet Journal Layouts For Anyone Trying To Be Healthy

Health never looked so good.<p>Here are some ~bujo~ layouts perfect for tracking your exercise, nutrition, sleep, and everything healthy in between.<p><b>Quick note</b>: The idea here is to get inspiration for layouts to track your own personal health and fitness goals — <i>not</i> to copy anyone's individual plans. …

30 Terms Everyone Hiring An SEO Consultant Should Know

As you sit down with your new SEO consultant it starts out well, but soon he says “We’ll need to implement a good 301 redirect plan so that you don’t lose organic rankings and traffic.” Then he says something about title tags, which you’ve heard of although you’re not quite sure exactly what they …

Engines

How to Sell Using Social Media Without Looking Pushy

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>Social media has been traditionally known for it's "soft selling" approach, meaning most users are not online for the sole purpose of shopping and, therefore, they must be persuaded in a different way. What does that mean for you? How do you "sell" …

Social Media

6 Simple Ways To Improve Your Content Marketing Impact

There are still companies out there that struggle with the strategy and resources necessary to produce effective content. And many of those companies …

Marketing

Dual-core iPhone 6 graphics performance crushes Samsung’s octa-core Galaxy S6

Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S6 andGalaxy S6 edge feature fresh new designs, better build quality, new software, the best smartphone displays on the …

Five things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 4.1.2015

<b>1. Consumer tech giants are getting the most mileage out of April Fools’ Day</b>. Google has received kudos this week for turning Google Maps into a …

Procter & Gamble

The Single Worst Marketing Decision You Can Make

<i>This post has been excerpted from the best-seller</i> <i>Growth Hacker Marketing</i><i>. Starting immediately, author Ryan Holiday will be hosting an</i> <i>Ask Me Anything live on TNW Academy</i><i>.</i><p><i>Click the link to ask Ryan anything you want, and he’ll answer your questions in the afternoon EST on Thursday, April 2nd.</i><p><b>“Make</b> …

Confronting racism on college campuses

Are words not enough when it comes to eradicating racial inequality on college campuses? Professors Jelani Cobb and Susannah Heschel and students …

10 Tips on How to Improve Your Writing Skills - Small Business Trends

So you have a website for your business. Now what?<p>Once you do have a website or blog, what do you put there? Contact information is a good start. And …

5 metrics that affect the success of your website redesign

When you're undertaking a website redesign it can be tempting to rush in with the excitement of new possibilities, but it's important to consider the …

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts

The first in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.<p><i>This article is part of a series on how to write a great business plan.</i><p>Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little …

Small Business

4 Ways Brands Are Already Using Twitter’s Periscope App

One day after debuting as a competitor to red-hot streaming app Meerkat, Twitter-owned Periscope has already gotten the attention of brands, which …

Digital marketing lessons from the Ted Cruz campaign announcement

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz may be the first to officially announce his candidacy for the 2016 Republican nomination for president, but he’s not exactly …

Infographic: Why people unfollow brands on social media

One of my Facebook friends recently posted something like this: “Cleaning out my friends list. If I unfriend you, it’s nothing personal.”<p>I’ve seen …

#WordsBracket Tournament Winner: 'Thought Leader' Voted Most Overused PR Phrase

<b>Update (April 5): "Thought leader" has defeated "leverage" to win PR News' Most Overused PR Words & Phrases Tournament.</b><p><b>Take a look at the final</b> …

How To Track Mobile Device Traffic In Google Analytics?

As people all over the world go mobile, it is crucial for every business to understand the behavior of mobile visitors to the website. Also, as the …

Starbucks PR Chief Can't Handle 'The Conversation' On Race, Quits Twitter

Shortly after Starbucks launched its new initiative, “Race Together,” on Monday to foster a national conversation on racial issues, the company’s …

Nine things PR pros need to know on Thursday, 3.19.2015

<b>1. Tonight is the PR industry’s biggest night: the PRWeek Awards</b>. Follow us on Twitter and keep an eye on PRWeek.com as the night’s winners are …

Affordable Care Act

34 Actionable SEO Tips to Increase Your Search Engine Visibility

SEO isn’t dead, and will never be as long as search engines exist. With the rise of social media marketing, content marketing, mobile marketing, and …

30 Mac SEO tools to boost your website’s traffic

<i>This post is brought to you by SEO PowerSuite.</i><p>Search engine optimization can make or break your website. And Google and other search engines’ constant tweaking of their algorithms means a “set it and forget it” policy can lead to disaster for your site’s SEO.<p>Luckily, there are plenty of DIY tools …

Google Analytics

How To Analyze Your Audience In Google Analytics

Understanding your audience is pivotal to any business. No matter what industry you’re in or what your approach is to marketing and advertising, understanding your audience better will allow you to improve your practices and increase your customer loyalty and retention.<p>Today, thanks to readily …

Google Analytics

Become a Content Marketing Productivity Master: 21 Tips from the #CMWorld Community

How productive are you? With content marketing evolving and ever-changing, with new tools coming out on a seemingly daily basis, as departments are restructuring and silos are breaking down - how do you manage your strategies while maintaining your productivity? On a recent #CMWorld twitter chat, …

10 ways marketers can take advantage of podcasting

A decade after their debut, podcasts finally are getting attention from marketers.<p>The percentage of Americans over 12 years old who listened to at …

10 Things About Social Media That You Probably Didn’t Know

Social media is in constant flux and the only strategy for grasping its changing character lies in detailed research. The more we measure consumer …

Social Media

Launcher, The Banned iOS Widget That Let You Launch Other Apps, Is Back

With iOS 8, Apple introduced a way for mobile applications to add widgets to its Notification Center that offered snapshots of information, like today’s weather, stock quotes, headlines, and more. But one clever app called Launcher took advantage of the new functionality to turn its widget into a …

Keyword Research Tools for Content Marketing

Keyword research tools go well beyond finding the best keyword phrases and can be applied to help create better content topics.

Why journalists make the best content and social media marketers

It’s commonly accepted at this point that every company and organization should have an official blog, and that every working professional should be …

How to Connect Your iPhone or iPad to Your TV

Your iOS devices are great media players, but sometimes you want to watch on a big screen.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

The Top 50 Marketing, Social Media and Productivity Blogs

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Having a list of go-to blogs can be a great source of information and inspiration.<p>In our case, the blogs and websites we visit most often provide some amazing articles with in-depth insights, tips, and strategies that help inform our social media …

Infographics

Camera+ adds iPhone 6 and 6 Plus support, a widget, and more

The new white balance control lets you dial your photo's white balance to whatever Kelvin temperature that you want. The app also has white balance …