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The Guide To Website Conversion Rate Optimization

560<p>351<p>114<p>65<p>Shares 1K<p>Do you feel like your website isn’t converting as many leads as it should be?<p>Conversion rate optimization is a true balance of …

8 Visual Content Apps to Create Stunning Images and Videos

Do you want to present visual messages in new ways?<p>Are you looking for new design tools to help you create visual content?<p>Social media is nothing …

21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a …

6 WordPress Plugins That Ensure Your Posts Look Good When Shared on Social Media

Do you blog?<p>Are you looking for WordPress plugins to help control how your content looks when it’s shared across social media?<p>In this article, I’ll …

Craft an Effective 'About' Page in 3 Simple Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, often you are your brand. Your "about" page can set the tone for you and your style and give potential clients a preview of what you might be like to work with.<p>Here are three important steps to crafting the perfect …

A portable router that conceals your Internet traffic

Def Con presentation unveils OPSEC tool for the rest of us—some assembly required.<p>The news over the past few years has been spattered with cases of …

HTTPS as a ranking signal

Cross-posted from the Webmaster Central Blog Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our services us...

How Design Thinking Transformed Airbnb from a Failing Startup to a Billion Dollar Business

In 2009, Airbnb was close to going bust. Like so many startups, they had launched but barely anyone noticed. The company’s revenue was flatlined at …

5 Reasons Real Estate Is, Once Again, a Prudent Investment

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are someone who has given up on the dream of real estate investment, before even giving it a serious look, consider a few trends.<p>Construction is on the rise, foreclosures and repossessions are decreasing. The U.S.. Census Bureau …

10 Lies You Should Never Believe From SEO "Gurus"

If you hear any of these things coming out of the mouth of prospective vendors, be very very careful.

Marketing to Millennials? Make It Personal and Customized.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The millennial generation in the United States is not only the largest population cohort it’s also the most racially diverse and highly educated generation in American history. In the last U.S. Census, 18- to-32-year-olds outnumbered even …

How Boolean Search Improves Your Social Media Monitoring

Do you search for information on social media?<p>Did you know that Boolean search isn’t just for search engines?<p>Many of the main social networks accept …

What is Digital Marketing? Definitions from 9 Brand Digital Marketers

<b>Need help with Digital Marketing? Check out the services at TopRank Marketing.</b><p>Have you noticed the phrase “digital marketing” being bounced around a …

How Google 'Sitelinks' Can Improve Your SEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sitelinks are a powerful way to dominate the SERPs (search engine results pages), increase trust and direct targeted traffic to your site’s internal pages. But what if you don’t have sitelinks? How do you get them?<p>In this article, I’ll …

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These Free Productivity Planners Help You Focus and Stay Organized

Most planners are designed for those who have a systematic work schedule. Productive Flourishing has made free planners for creative people and …

5 B2B Marketing Trends for 2015 That You Should Be Doing Right Now

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>We may have barely crossed into the second half of 2014, but if you want to have a big year in 2015, you should jump on your game plan now. As you lay the foundation of your 2015 marketing strategy, here are five marketing trends to give you a jumpstart on …

13 Ethical Ways to Increase Your Site's Search Traffic

If you have a product you're really proud of, it should speak for itself. But when it comes down to it, you still need to get customers on your …

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Here at MNX, we’ve been busy setting up a brand new data center for our cloud hosted services. We started off as a consulting company providing …

System Administration Screencasts

Simple bite-sized sysadmin screencasts (released weekly)<p>Episode #51 - 2017-02-15 - 17 min<p>In this episode series, we are going to be building a …

Attract, Engage, Convert - How to Better Measure and Optimize Content Marketing Performance

The obstacle in front of most large, or mature companies of any size when it comes to digital and content marketing, is the battle with status quo. …

10 Things You Must Do to Grow Your Online Business in the First Year

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business forecasts indicate that ecommerce is exploding, which means now is the perfect time for startups to firmly establish their online stores. There are numerous tactics for nurturing a new online business. If you're just getting …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

10 Facebook Contests that Captured 10,000 Emails - Jeffbullas's Blog

Growing up, Faith’s willpower was constantly tested by an overbearing family. She always had more responsibilities than she could handle.<p>Faith, now …

Content Marketing: Targeted persona strategy lifts sales leads 124%

by Adam Sutton, Senior Reporter<p>Content quality is in the eye of the beholder. You have to understand the audience before you can "wow" it with great …

22 Influencer Marketing Ideas from Influential Marketers

We've known all along how important influencer marketing is in shaping the opinions and behaviors of our ideal customer, the challenge for most has been how to cultivate influencers to grow your network. To find out more about this powerful form of marketing take a look at what we created with …

6 Reasons to Make Your Business Human on Social Media

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Good content is created for people first, search engines second, so to get the best content, showcase the human side of your business. Here are the whys and wherefores of audience engagement at a human level for your business.<p><b>1. Emotional</b> …

Advice From Matt Cutts of Google on Title Tags, Myths, and Website Size

Recently, Head of Google Webspam Matt Cutts gave a few different videos offering quick pieces of SEO (search engine optimization) advice. Below are …