Cynthia Beaver

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How to Do SEO for a “Tiny” Website That Doesn’t Have Any Visitors or Money

I have consulted thousands of businesses ranging from Fortune 100 companies to your local mom and pop shops.One of the biggest objection I hear from …

8 Podcasts Every Marketer Should Be Listening to

Podcasts offer some super-practical tips on everything from starting a business to growing a social media campaign. Are you listening?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Podcasts have become one of the most popular content mediums, and it’s difficult to say why. The number …

A Simple Formula for Mastering SEO the Easy Way

Great content and backlinks get you to the front of the line.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Trying to understand all the different facets and nuances of SEO is just about as difficult as trying to decipher an ancient language. There are hundreds of different factors …

Home Improvements You Can Refresh Your Space With

No matter how much time and effort you put into the design and décor of your home, there will always be room for improvement. Each space and each …

Every Marketing Tool You Need to Know About | Inc.com

When it comes to marketing, there is no shortage of awesome tools. You have your choice of tools not only for analytics, but also for content marketing, conversion rate optimization, email marketing, social media marketing, search, and more.<p>But the sheer number of available tools can also be …

15 Social Media Podcasts to Take Your Marketing Skills to the Next Level

Take it from the pros -- these podcasts will help boost your social media presence.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>What should you do if you want to become the best at what you do?<p>There’s probably a long list, with lots of options. One thing we’re particularly fond of at Buffer when it …

7 free online courses that will improve your team's technical skill

Staying relevant in any field/career requires continuous learning and the ability to adapt to change. With the rise of online platforms that offer …

Business Development

20 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know

20 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know<p>Google is much more than a search engine. Google offers dozens of interesting services in Google …

9 Lessons the Great Depression Taught Us About Money

Here are nine tips from the era that are still just as relevant today and can save your household a lot of money<p>Lasting from 1929 until 1939, the …

4 Step Social Media Marketing Strategy That PAYS

Some trends are so hot that they take off right from the starting gate, dragging us along with them. Social media is just such a trend. In fact, …

Here Are the Top 5 WordPress Plugins You Must Use For a Better Blogging Experience

Image Source<p>Bloggers who use Wordpress, beginners or pros alike, always face one question - what are the best plugins to use to optimize the performance of your website? WordPress has over 40,000 plugins - most free and some premium so it's understandable that the choices can be endless and as a …

How To Create Endless Amounts Of Content

Content marketing can make huge demands on your resources. Between blog posts, emails and social media, you could be creating new content every day, all day, and still not have enough.<p>Unfortunately, knowing you <i>need</i> a steady stream of content and actually <i>being able</i> to provide it are two different …

Marketing

3 research-backed secrets for increasing your confidence

There's an easy answer: Don't.<p>Yeah, it's a trick question.<p>But we've all been led to believe that self-confidence or self-esteem is the answer to everything.<p>It's not.<p>In fact, research shows it's the cause of a lot of problems.<p>We don't need more self-esteem.<p>We need more <i>self-compassion</i>.<p>Don't believe …

79 of the Most Effective Ways to Get Free Blog Traffic

2.73 million blog posts are published daily.<p>Trying to win traffic to your posts amidst all that competition can seem daunting.<p>However, there are many …

Infographics

Facebook's first blind engineer is revolutionizing social media as we know it

Halfway through Matt King’s presentation, the screen goes dark.<p>It’s the kind of glitch that might make a man sweat in front of the audience. But this …

Social Media

The Ultimate Content Planning Tool That Every WordPress Blogger Needs

When you fail to plan, you plan to fail. This timeless quote from the well-renowned Benjamin Franklin sums up the tough task of getting enough hours …

40 Absolutely Delicious Easter Desserts

The refreshing flavors of spring star in these impressive confections.<p>From extra-large, sugary cinnamon buns to Victoria sponge cake with limoncello and balsamic strawberries (try to say that three times fast), these Easter treats are fit for celebrating all day long.

Dessert

How to Double Your Traffic Without Paying Google or Facebook a Cent

I had just launched my blog.<p>The first post was published and it was there for all the world to see. But no one knew it existed. I had no budget for …

50 Hearty (And Easy) Chili Recipes

An economist explains why women over 50 can't find jobs

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis recently published a study that showed that half of the long-term unemployed are now women over 50. So what's going on?<p>Economics correspondent Paul Solman sat down with Teresa Ghilarducci, a labor economist and the author of the new book, "How to Retire with …

10 Content Marketing Trends That’ll Dominate 2016

One month into 2016 and we are already flooded with content on everything under the sun. Owing to the boom in startups who bank on growth hacking …

Marketing

What Your 2016 Content Marketing Strategy Should Look Like

Seventy-six percent of B2C marketers report using content marketing, yet only 37% say their strategy is actually effective. Blindly pursuing content marketing and hoping it works isn’t a useful strategy. In the early days of social media, a single tweet could be heard around the world. Brands just …

Marketing

10 Lesser-Known Content Marketing Tactics To Try In 2016

The Content Marketing Institute created an impressive infographic detailing the history of content marketing starting in 4200 B.C., when one of the first signs of “custom publishing” was found in cave paintings. The Content Marketing Institute loosely translated it to “6 Ways a Spear Can Save You …

An open letter to the VC who can’t find any women to work at his firm

We saw in <i>Bloomberg Business</i> that you’re having a hard time finding capable, smart women to work for your venture capital firm. Perhaps this explains …

The three times I saw God today

One evening, feeling a little worried and overwhelmed, I lay in bed and wondered what was wrong. What was I missing? Not seeing? Not doing?<p>I asked the midnight darkness above my head: why hadn’t my morning prayers been answered?<p>Hadn’t I been sincere? Grateful? Faithful?<p>Discouraged, I did what any …

Professional Web Design Bootcamp | TNW Deals

• Master Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator & web design skills w/ 20 courses & 88 hours of hands-on training<br>• Learn the fundamentals of HTML5 and CSS3 along with Bootstrap 3<br>• Wireframe a rough design, insert navigation menus & test your work for usability<br>• Learn how to start and run your own web design …

Web Design

14 Genius Tricks to Keep Fresh Food From Spoiling Fast

Because you didn't pay $4.50 for a pint of moldy strawberries.<p>1. Put paper towels in the salad drawer.<p>Lining your crisper with a few sheets of paper towels absorbs the condensation that the veggies generate as they chill. Excess moisture can make your fresh foods wilt and much faster, so the paper …

Onions

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

Housekeeping