Laurie Girardi

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14 Ways to Make Your Twitter Updates More Creative

Shares 24K<p>Are you looking for creative ways to improve your Twitter updates?<p>Do you want to spark better conversations with your followers?<p>Coming up …

3 Top Strategies for Attracting Visitors to Your Website

<i>In their book,</i> Start Your Own Business<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting a business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors describe three key ways you can attract more</i> …

Podcasting Guide: How to Add a Killer Podcast to Your Blog

<b>So, you want to learn how to add a podcast to your blog? Here’s a 3,000-word guide that might help with that.</b>Podcasting is now serious business and, …

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Podcasting

Podcasting is a method to distribute audio messages through a feed to which listeners can subscribe. You can publish podcasts on your WordPress.com …

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The Ultimate Hashtag Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>By now you know that hashtags are like clickable magnets, drawing eyeballs to your social content. But did you know that if you use too many -- more than two or so per post -- it can actually drive people away? That is with the exception …

The Key Elements of Killer Content Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars<i>, Mitch Meyerson introduces you to 22 innovators who have redefined the developing landscape of online marketing. In this edited excerpt, contributing author and founding</i> …

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At 27, this guy quit a $500,000 job at BlackBerry to launch a cool startup

SpeakUp is a cool concept, born out the frustration he had at BlackBerry.<p>SpeakUp is a way for employees to share their insight and ideas with managers and allow other employees to weigh in. Employees can post a solution to a problem and other employees can vote it up, comment, vote it down, or ask …

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From Archives: 7 startup metrics all entrepreneurs must track

Definitive SEO Tips for E-Commerce Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

In early 2015, it's clear where many entrepreneurs are putting their efforts. Ecommerce websites are bringing lucrative returns for many professionals and everyone wants a piece of the action. However, jumping into the crowded landscape of ecommerce startups can be confusing without the right …

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Optimizing Your Brand Outreach on Pinterest (Infographic)

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>If social media marketing were a race, Pinterest would be that one guy who comes out of nowhere with a killer kick to win the race.<p>Yep, Pinterest is for more than collecting pictures of your next DIY craft project.<p>In fact, it’s become one of the …

8 Clever Ways to Use Your Twitter Cover Image for Better Marketing

There are plenty of ways to use your Twitter cover image to promote your business. Learn how to optimize your Twitter page by keeping things fresh, …

8 Pinterest Statistics That Marketers Can’t Ignore

There are a lot of things you might not know about Pinterest. Here are 8 Pinterest statistics that serve to strengthen your ongoing marketing efforts.

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A Step-By-Step Guide To Rank #1 On LinkedIn Search

My fourth article on EJ, and the love I have been receiving from this community is amazing. I feel really welcomed, so thanks to you all. I wish I …

What HoloLens Has That Google Glass Didn’t

I admit that when Microsoft unveiled its holographic computing engine at its Windows 10 event last week, I didn’t pay much attention. Despite some positive press, it felt too much like Google Glass (and skepticism of that platform looks increasingly warranted) and reminded me of many past gee-whiz …

Pro-Tips for Shooting Better Instagram Videos

Extra vids for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>“Well that’s weird,” you thought. “My Instagram photos are <i>moving</i>.”<p>What you thought might be the coolest side effect …

Mobile Photography

10 Editing Tips for Making Killer Instagram Videos

Extra vids for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>When it comes to movies, editing is kind of a big deal.<p>Without it, we wouldn’t have twist endings. (Looking at you, …

10 Ways E-commerces sites Can Use Pinterest to Increase Sales

It was announced that Pinterest received an additional $225 million in funding, giving the “start up” an evaluation of $3.8 billion dollars. While …

Pinterest Pins Drive 25% More Sales Than a Year Ago [New Data]

How much is one pin actually worth? Discover the latest data on Pinterest.<p>https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/roi-pinterest-pin-data-nj<p>article

Digital Marketing Blog Minneapolis

Mobile users are becoming more common, and that means that you need to go out of your way to accommodate them as much as possible. Most websites are …

7 smart ways marketers are using Pinterest to drive sales

Marketers are learning fast that Pinterest boosts business. The red-hot social media site generates on average 78 cents in sales and two website …

New Research Reveals That Pinterest Is Driving More E-Commerce Sales Than Ever

<i>Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider Intelligence that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post.</i><p>According to a new study by Piqora, A pin on <b>Pinterest</b> …

Study Finds Pins On Pinterest Drive Sales And Have Legs

In these days of revenue-free startups turning up their noses at billions in ready cash, it’s worth bearing in mind that, even in Silicon Valley, valuations are supposed to be grounded in something.<p>In the case of Pinterest, underlying its current $3.8 billion price tag is the notion that, as social …

How Pinterest Drives Online Commerce

We partnered with Pinterest to gather data about use of their platform, as it relates to commerce. The result, Pinterest can be a powerful driver of …

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275+ Amazing Pinterest Statistics

<i>Here we go with another “By the Numbers” post for all my fellow social media statistic geeks. This time, we look at statistics and facts about the</i> …

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How Pinterest Has Changed the Way We See Food

Pinterest is kind of having a moment right now. The social network is just two years old and has already attracted major brands (hello, Whole Foods …

Tips for the Visual Web - How Pinterest Has Changed the Way Brands Create...

Your prospects and customers aren’t just searching for blogs when they want to learn more about your company. They’re hunting for your presence on …

10 Pinterest tips from a user with 1.2 million followers

Journalist Robert Anthony, who has 1.2 million followers after less than a year on Pinterest, offers up some of the latest thinking on the platform.<p>Last time I discussed Pinterest in-depth was in March 2012, when I wrote "Six things I learned from six days on Pinterest."<p>I've since joked that I …

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How to Use Pinterest to Increase Sales

Pinterest now drives more sales than Facebook, and it is significantly more product driven. 70% of users on Pinterestsay they use the site to get …

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