Lisa Sicard

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Viral Content Bee - Increase Your Social Shares Now

Increase Your Social Shares Today with Viral Content Bee<p>Have you tried to increase your social shares lately? There are so many ways out there to …

The Best Dog For You to Get as a Pet, According to Your Zodiac Sign

Dogs are just the best, aren't they? With their goofy faces, loving personalities, and cuddly natures, they're exactly what this world needs more of. But if you're thinking of adopting, it can be difficult and overwhelming trying to figure out which breed to bring into your life and your home. With …

Pets

How to Increase Your Business's Web Traffic

Writing breathtaking content is not enough. Having a cool website design is not enough. Having a million social media followers is not enough. …

Marketing

The 8 Most Underrated American Road Trips

There is so much more than purple mountains majesty and amber waves of grain.<p>By Sarah Ashley<p>You’ve gotten your kicks on Route 66. You’ve wound through Highway 1. So how do you take another quintessential American summer vacation without repeating yourself? Good thing this country is not lacking in …

National Parks

Infographic: The best words to grab audience attention online

Content might be king, but a well-written headline can be the crown jewel of your online marketing.<p>Whether you are posting industry insights on your …

Social Media

How Many Times a Day Should a Dog Eat? Here Are Some Guidelines

First-time dog owners (and even experienced dog owners) have a host of decisions to make when they bring home a new dog. From what to name their …

Pets

Wild U.S. Hiking Trails That Cannot Be Missed

Travel<p>These epic routes celebrate taking it slow in heart-racing places.<p>When you’re immersed in nature, there’s no such thing as a boring hike. But if you’re looking to discover some unfamiliar terrain, head to one of these five spectacular trails. Each one represents a different version of the …

Hiking

When Should You Expect to See Results from a Content Marketing Strategy?

“How long does it take for content marketing to work?”<p>I’m asked this simple, and completely reasonable question, often, and it always gives me pause …

Marketing

An Overjoyed Rescued Pet Duck Gleefully Greets Her Human at the Door When She Gets Home From Work

A really sweet rescued pet muscovy duck named Petunia who lives indoors, excitedly greeted her human Chantel Grant at the door when she came home …

Pets

Facebook Has Changed and Your Digital Strategy Has to Adjust

Facebook Ads is evolving. You need to understand what it means for how your company gathers and uses information.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Back in July, Facebook announced the removal of Partners categories from its advertisement interface. It later extended the …

Social Media

An Analysis of 43M Facebook Business Pages Shows This Is the Ideal Number of Times to Post a Day

Facebook's algorithm changes have radically changed the calculus for businesses.<p>If you've been on Facebook at all recently, either for personal use or to promote your business, you've no doubt noticed radical changes to the newsfeed. Posts by friends and family have been given pride of place, while …

Social Media

We’re terrible at planning our time. Here’s how to fix it

We work a lot less hours than we think. Here are some tips on how we can make the most of that time.<p>How many hours do you work each day? If you’re like most of the U.S. working population, you probably think you get a solid eight hours in. That’s 40 hours a week. Around 1,800 a year (minus 2 weeks’ …

Time Management

7 Psychology Facts That All Social Media Marketers Should Know

What do <b>psychology</b> and <b>social media</b> have in common?<p>A lot more than you might imagine! Believe it or not, there are some very scientific reasons that …

Social Media

How To Change Your New Facebook Page Template Feature

Facebook Page Template Changes – How To Guide<p>You may have received the email from Facebook yesterday or the other day. It was sent out to all …

Social Media

Buffer Your Shares ‘Til The Cows Come Home To Save You Time

Buffer Your Shares Easier Than Ever Now!I was inspired one day back in 2013 by Matt Cutts of Google. It wasn’t about SEO either. It was about LIFE …

Social Media

How to Get Paid to Hang Out With 55 Cats on a Beautiful Greek Island

If hanging out with a bunch of cats on an island in the Aegean Sea sounds like your idea of paradise, look no further than this very real dream job …

Aegean Sea

Facebook is shutting down Friend List Feeds today

Facebook is shutting down Friend List Feeds sometime today, according to a message posted in the Facebook app. The feature allowed users to scroll through only those posts from one of their designated friend lists — for example, family, work colleagues, neighbors, industry peers and so on. The end …

Social Media

The Science of Sharing: Who, What, Where, and Why [Infographic]

It's the holy grail of social media marketing: How do you get users to share content?<p>A sharing strategy starts by understanding customer behavior, …

Infographics

Facebook Tops YouTube as #1 Channel for Video Content, According to a New Survey

<i>Visual content platform Slidely recently conducted a consumer survey to uncover how people prefer to watch and interact with video marketing content</i> …

Social Media

LinkedIn Is the New Facebook: Here's What You Need to Know

Odd, quirky, and even provocative content continues to pop up on the once-conservative business social network.<p>LinkedIn has been around since 2003. …

Social Media

Are You a Victim of Being Complacent in Your Career?

Are you complacent in your career?<p><i>Complacent in your career? Feeling so satisfied with yourself and your abilities or situation, that you do not need</i> …

Your Next Client Might Be Someone You Didn't Follow.

It always feels great when someone you respect and is in the same business as you, follows you back on social media. This kind of reciprocated …

Welcome To Amanda Ricks.

Hi, my name is Amanda and I’m a Writer, Blogger, Social Resource, People-First, Digital Marketing Specialist, and Counsellor.<p>It seems logical to have …

Marketing

9 simple ways to make your Twitter Engagement SKYROCKET

<b>Do you want to increase your Twitter engagement, boost your reach and grow your followers on Twitter?</b><p>Well, the best way to do this is to engage with …

Social Media

Fabric offers an alternative to Facebook sharing with a private timeline of personal moments

Fabric, a personal journaling app that emerged from Y Combinator’s 2016 batch of startups, is relaunching itself as a Facebook alternative. The app is giving itself a makeover in the wake of Facebook’s closure of the Moves location tracker, by offering its own tool to record your activities, …

Social Media

Cats and Dogs Really Can Be Best Pals, According to a New Study — And These Adorable BFF Pics

If you love both cats and dogs, it's time to celebrate. Science has finally confirmed what we knew all along: Our two favorite household pets really …

Pets

The Practical Steps that Help More Marketers Use Data - Copyblogger

Everyone knows that if you want to be a savvy modern marketer, you need data.<p>Agencies tout their expertise in data-driven marketing, big brands …

Marketing

Why You Should Consider Adopting an Older Pet

Many older animals in shelters often find themselves waiting a long time for their forever homes. Puppies and kittens are typically adopted at higher …

Pets

Understanding Influencer Marketing And Why It Is So Effective

Although influencer marketing is not a new concept within the industry, it has become wildly popular in the past few years. As the world around us becomes more technologically advanced, influencer marketing has made its way to the forefront and companies are devoting more time and effort to the …

Public Relations

10 Social Marketing Tips for Facebook Groups

The updated Facebook algorithm favors community and conversation-building over passive consumption. This forces many brands to make a fundamental …

Social Media