Mike Hawthorne

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Facebook Now Lets You Use Multiple Accounts On Messenger For Android

Let’s say you’ve got kids. They like using Facebook Messenger to keep in touch with other kids to talk about Minecraft or bubble gum or whatever kids talk about these days (What? I don’t know. I’m 28, so I’m basically a million years old in cool-stuff years.)<p>You’re happy to let them use Facebook …

Apps

Make More Money Blogging With These 6 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone who reads an article knows that there are good articles, and there are great articles -- but what makes a great article great? Blogging or article writing serve multiple purposes including promotion and marketing as well as …

Transparency

What I Wish I'd Known About Blogging Before I Started My Business

When I look back at my early days of blogging—or rather, “article marketing,” because when I started there were no blogs—I have to laugh at my naïveté. But hey: none of us knew what we were doing with content 10 years ago. We’ve learned and perfected our craft along the way. Still, if I could give …

Entrepreneurship

How To Skyrocket Your Blog By Becoming A Blogger Outreach Ninja

You are afraid.<p>Because you have been living in a nightmare.<p>This is not the kind of nightmare when you run as fast as you can, and you don`t move an …

Peach is the new social media messaging app everyone’s talking about

Until very recently, if you’d said “peach,” I would’ve responded (very excitedly) “cobbler!?” But now, every southerner’s favorite fruit is becoming …

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Customers
Customers

So, what will Twitter's 'long tweets' actually be?

The news that Twitter is considering allowing tweets of up to 10,000 characters in the near future caused a stir this week. That wasn’t just among those who don’t want the platform to change, but also among publishers who fear it might be yet another place for them to have to distribute content …

Social Media

How to Gain 100k Monthly Twitter Impressions

Twitter offers a chance for brands to actively engage and interact with audiences in 140 characters or less. To say that it’s an effective method of …

Royal Navy

So you want to be a social media star? Some are ‘barely scraping by’

When online personality Essena O’Neill “quit” social media, she gained a wave of media coverage for her change of stance against the negative …

20 Killer Blogging Tools for Customizing Your Content

Getting your blog post images right is crucially important.<p>Studies have found that 93% of the most engaging content shared on Facebook contains …

Content Marketing Mistakes Made in 2015 — and Ways to Improve Next Year

Content Marketing is Everywhere in B2C Kraftrecipes.com 1 billion views a year Pepsi.com Powered by Newscred globally<p>Content Marketing is Everywhere in B2B Adobe’s CMO.com 2 editors / $1 million annual budget Nanagins Big investment in data and reports<p>Why? Driven by Shifting Media Consumption<p>What …

The 7 Steps to Getting More Action on Your Blog Posts

If you have ever written a blog post, you need to read on. Do you consider yourself a newbie, intermediate, or possibly even an expert level blogger? You may have found yourself in the following situation and wondered how you got there.<p>Imagine you have done it. You actually managed to think of an …

Marketing

The Most Overlooked Factor Of Content Marketing? Scannable Content

<i>Scannable Web content makes it easy for potential customers to engage with your business, but the practice is often overlooked. Pick up a few tips on how to write, lay out and test content that makes people want to read, follow and purchase from you online.</i><p>I hate to have to break it to you, but …

Marketing

7 Simple A/B Tests for More Effective Facebook Ad Design

Facebook advertising can be a tricky venture.<p>Not only do you have to precisely determine and target your audience, but you also have to guess what …

The 7-Part Recipe for How I Built 500,000 Engaged Twitter Followers

I'd like to share my own 7-part recipe to how I've gone from 0 to more than 500,000 engaged Twitter followers over the past couple years.<p>Twitter is a highly popular social media platform with millions of users all over the world that businesses can engage with to build traction, a following, and …

Marketing

Let These 5 Trends Guide Your 2016 Content-Marketing Resolutions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s that time of year again -- the time of year that motivates each of us to set grand resolutions for how we’ll improve over the course of the next year. While many of these resolutions will slip off of our radars by the second or third …

Marketing

The Shocking Truth About Bloggers

Are you a newbie at blogging? Do you want to get lots of hits?<p>The best way is to write something that'll piss people off.<p>One approach: Be super negative.<p>Adele's new album has been breaking sales records and she has zillions of adoring fans. Imagine writing a blog that says <b>25</b> is crap, she's …

Writing
Critical Thinking

The Secret Tool Used by the Most Successful Blogs | Inc.com

Have you ever started a blog, been really dedicated to it for a few months, and then given up when it didn't seem to have any traction? Nobody was reading it and you poured hours and hours into it. It's easy to feel like, what's the point?<p>And what are elite bloggers doing that you are missing?<p>After …

Marketing

10 Ways To Stay Productive as a Work-at-Home Blogger

<i>This is a guest contribution from Larry Alton.</i>Working from home sounds like a pretty cushy job. You can wear whatever you like, eat as often as you …

21 Power Tips To Get Your Blog Content Shared On Facebook and Twitter - Jeffbullas's Blog

There is a recurring nightmare that I have and it started on the day that I posted my first article on my blog. It goes something like this…I wake up …

5 Social-Media Opportunities Businesses Mostly Overlook

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In January 2015, <i>MediaPost</i> reported that CMOs are turning more of their attention toward social media. What was once believed to be a passing fad has turned into one of the most popular ways for brands to cultivate and engage an audience …

Public Relations

Top Content Marketing Tricks That Made Companies Successful in 2015 | Inc.com

As we come to the close of 2015, it's time to look back on the year that was and note the importance that the consumer played in the development of content marketing strategies. Engaging audiences, producing helpful content, and tailoring content to suit consumer needs and trends all proved …

Marketing

The 4 Ps of Content Marketing – Abel Delgado – Medium

The 4 Ps of Content Marketing<p>One of the basic marketing tenets is focusing on the 4 Ps — product, place, price and promotion. At the risk of sounding …

Marketing

The Top 10 Benefits of Content Marketing | Inc.com

By now, you've heard about content marketing, but if you haven't invested in it yet, it might be because you're skeptical of the long-term benefits; reluctant to invest heavily in what might turn out to be a fad. You might be intimidated by your perceived complexity of the strategy, afraid to dive …

Marketing

7 tips to turn your blog into a business

Blogs – a love affair with a niche interest or hobby. Whether it’s photography, technology, fashion, cooking or cocktails, that interest is enthusiastically combined with the intrinsic need to share it with others across the Internet.<p>A blog can be born in the dead of night or on a rainy Sunday …

9 Steps To Prepare Your Website For A Winning SEO Campaign

I’m often shocked by the websites of some people who approach me to do SEO work.<p>I am forced to question whether they are really ready for SEO, when …