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50 One-Sentence SEO Tips for Bloggers - Jeffbullas's Blog

All serious bloggers are interested in building a large community of enthusiastic readers, and this is why SEO is so critical to your success. …

5 Ways To Maximize B2B Content Marketing Results

How To Increase Content Marketing Effectiveness [Research]<p>Do your <b>content marketing</b> efforts yield the maximum results towards achieving your specific …

How To Create a Content Style Guide to Improve Your Blog’s Quality

What governs the way you write?<p>Consistency in style, tone, grammar, and punctuation is essential to an enjoyable blog experience. Successfully done, …

It Takes Purpose to Become a Billionaire

What do billionaires have in common? What is it that they do better than anyone else? Why do we admire them, or their companies’ products and services, so much?<p>I’ve spent some time trying to identify common traits in the <i>Forbes</i> list of billionaires and other similar lists of the world’s wealthiest. …

21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …

Customer Experience Crisis: Waning Customer Experience Will Bring Wave of Change

If there’s one reason we have done better than of our peers in the Internet space over the last six years, it is because we have focused like a laser …

Editorial: Lighting Controls and Zero Energy Homes

A version of this article appears in the September/October 2013 issue of Home Energy Magazine.<p>SHARE<p>An article in this issue, "Boosting Multifamily …

Learn How to Create Promotable Content [FREE TRAINING]

One of the best compliments I receive is that wherever people go when searching for online marketing information, they find my content. There’s two …

The First 8 Excel Tricks You Have To Learn On The Way To Becoming A Master

We've talked a lot about basic formulas and advanced tricks that will make you way better at the program, but we've been remiss and forgot about our beginners.<p>Excel is a powerful, daunting program, and a lot of people barely know where to start. We're here to help.<p>If you've never used Excel before …

Have you had a chance to read our new EnviroStats article: "Composting by households in Canada? http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/16-002-x/2013001/article/11848-eng.htm?WT.mc_id=fbA0366

RT @AshleySteacy: Whirl wind of a tournament! The final was biter sweet, but I can't think of a better group of girls to share it with! http://t.co/I70bAIX4sZ

Caught on Cam: A California firefighter used an entire tank of oxygen and water to get a kitten, barely clinging to life, to breathe again. It took him 15 minutes to revive the animal, who he affectionately nicknamed ‘Lucky the Cat.’ Watch this heartfelt story here: http://ow.ly/mDBkx

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FORTUNE — <i>“Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Andrew Fastow!”</i><p>He was an improbable Las Vegas headliner, taking the stage before a packed convention hall of 2,500 fraud examiners.<p>For former Enron CFO Andy Fastow, who spent more than five years in federal prison for his crimes, last week’s appearance before the …

A father who has been enduring the dread of watching his child die of cancer has lashed back at what he calls an insensitive bureaucracy that continues to leave parking tickets on his car outside a St. John's hospital: http://cbc.sh/S96TFBH This image, shared with CBC News by Robert Thornhill, shows the sign he had left for parking officers to read outside the Health Sciences Centre. The commenters on this story are divided over whether or not his outrage and actions are warranted. What's your take?

When dress shoes just won’t cut it, politicians break out their disaster wear to prove they’re ‘ready for anything’

Politicians from all levels of government have converged on Southern Alberta, surveying flood damage and sending a consistent message: They’re here …

If you've ever razzed a friend for doting on his dog too much, take note: new research shows that baby-talking a Boston Terrier isn't quite as silly as it may look: http://cbc.sh/UwPZT8b A German research paper published this week in the journal PLOS ONE reveals that the relationships between dogs and their owners are strikingly similar in character to the relationships between parents and very young children. How close are you to your dog? Would you compare your relationship to that of a parent and an infant? Share your thoughts and stories below.

Northern Gateway hearings wind up in B.C.

The proposed Northern Gateway project has reached a major milestone with the end of public hearings on the pipeline, and now the company will focus on resolving lingering questions, says president John Carruthers.<p>Mr. Carruthers said the focus that has been on the joint review process for several …