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Corned Beef Recipes To Make For St. Patrick's Day

No more store-bought!<p>First, let’s just set the record straight: corned beef does not involve corn. Corned beef is just a cured piece of brisket that has been salt-brined. The reason corn is part of the name is because the old British word for grain was corn (i.e. a corn of salt).<p>Next, you should …

The Secrets of Viral Content and How to Create It

Getting content to go viral is the holy grail of any online business, but people tend to think of virality as a mysterious subject. If you haven’t done much research on it, you’re probably in the dark about how it really works.<p>Emerson Spartz is an exception. As the founder and CEO of Dose, a …

Infographics

How to Create Instagram Lead Ads

Do you advertise on Instagram? Want more leads? Instagram lead ads let you collect valuable contact information from potential customers without …

42 Facebook Post Ideas from Businesses That Know What They’re Doing

Are you marketing on Facebook, wondering what to post next or what’s going to work best for your business?<p>We’ve all been there, our creative juices …

9 principles of psychology for powerful marketing campaigns

<i>This article was originally published on PR Daily in February 2016.</i> <br>Marketers are in a new world.<p>They have to spend time learning the most current …

How Long Does It Really Take to Rank at the Top of Google’s Search Results? (A Data Driven Answer)

Yep, it’s a controversial subject among SEOs.But, you probably already know this: I recommend link building. The very word “link building” has a bad …

10 SEO Mistakes To Avoid In 2017

2017 is well underway, which means most of us have already forgotten about our New Year’s resolutions. But when it comes to neglecting our resolutions about SEO, the consequences can be severe. This post will look at 10 SEO mistakes you need to avoid in order to keep your rankings up in 2017 and …

What 108 Millionaires Just Taught Me About Money, Success, And Life

Imagine sitting in a room with 108 millionaires and being able to pick their brains for three days.<p>What would you ask them?<p>What would you hope to learn?<p>This is the exact situation I found myself in last weekend, and the event <i>completely changed my life</i>, as I hope the lessons I learned, and …

Self-improvement

Neil Patel’s Guide to Internal Linking

I’m like most SEOs I know. I get excited about advanced SEO tactics — stuff like site framework auditing and data researching via end-user value. It …

7 Productivity-Boosting Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs

Worthwhile technology gives you back your time and sanity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're running your own business, you know a thing or two about juggling -- working top-speed on numerous projects while trying to find enough hours in the day to get everything …

5 Email Newsletters That Will Teach You More Than a Harvard MBA

These newsletters are packed with content you need day in and day out.<p>When you imagine high-powered CEOs starting their morning, you probably picture them kicking back with a copy of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> or <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> to get a handle on the day's news.<p>But you'd be wrong.<p>Quartz recently …

Marketing

Google Analytics: How to Avoid High Bounce Rates

If you own a website and use Google Analytics to keep track of visitors, you will quickly notice that the infamous bounce rate can shoot up pretty …

Why SEO Is Just The Start For Digital Marketing

Congratulations. You’ve won! You show up on the first page when the world searches for the goods or services you offer. Maybe you’ve even reached the …

Marketing

3 Unconventional Facebook Advertising Strategies That Work

Facebook advertising is one of the most effective marketing strategies at your disposal. It’s also one of the most intimidating advertising channels …

Marketing

5 SEO Metrics That Are Deceiving You

Search engine optimization (SEO) is hailed as one of the most cost-efficient and beneficial online marketing strategies—and rightfully so. Provided you put enough time and effort into your strategy, you should see higher organic search visibility, increased traffic, sales, and revenue. If your …

The Art of Persuasion: How to Craft Words That Sell

Do your words sell? Want to sharpen your copywriting skills? To explore the art of persuasion and why it’s important to social marketers, I interview …

AT&T WhistleBlower on Company’s Partnership with NSA

ShareOver the weekend, the <i>New York Times</i> and ProPublica published “AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale,” which states: “The National …

Want A Star's Wardrobe? Chinese Entrepreneur Sells Celebrity Styles With A Mathematical Approach

In the world of fashion entrepreneurs, China’s Lin Qinghua cuts an unlikely figure. Rather than deliberating over the principles of mix-and-match, the bespectacled 42-year-old favors Silicon Valley’s dress code of loose t-shirts and jeans. But Lin knows the secrets behind celebrity styles, as he …

50 super-useful free content marketing tools

Content marketing is cheaper than traditional marketing – especially when all the digital platforms you’re using come free, like these 50 top quality …

Infographics

5 Google Analytics Reports to Help Build Your Buyer Personas

<i>“Catch a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.”</i> Drops mic.<p><b>There’s nothing like feeling empowered, is there?</b> …

How to Perform A Cohort Analysis with Google Analytics [Guide]

<i>You can’t control and manage what you can’t measure</i>. Thankfully, Google Analytics’ reports are your perfect knowledge mechanism for <b>measuring,</b> …

5 Things Minecraft Can Teach You about Community, Ecosystems, and Business - Copyblogger

Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer host Sonia Simone went to Minecon — the official Minecraft conference — for the first time this year.<p>Picture …

Marketing

3 Resources that Will Help You Craft Smarter Landing Pages - Copyblogger

Chances are, it hasn’t been too long since you’ve had a miscommunication with someone — possibly a spouse, child, parent, or coworker.<p>You thought …

Content Marketing

U.S. investors are not heavily invested in tanking Chinese markets

U.S. investors have few direct links to the flagging Chinese stock market, but the indirect fallout from the plunge in the Asian giant's benchmark index could be protracted and painful for parts of the U.S. economy, experts said.<p>Typical retail investors in the U.S. tend to have a home bias — they …

China bans major shareholders from selling their stakes for next six months

China’s securities regulator took the drastic step of banning shareholders with stakes of more than 5% from selling shares for the next six months in a bid to halt a plunge in stock prices that is starting to roil global financial markets.<p>The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said on …

Stock Markets

5 Subtle Yet Super Powerful Copywriting Tips

Copywriting is a bit like martial arts; you don’t need to take aggressive action to see results. Image source.<p>Marketing can be like martial arts.<p>In a …

Writing

Drought Has Washington Wineries Forecasting A Lush Future

Specializing in 'dry' wines<p>Farming is never easy. It's backbreaking work that leaves you squarely at the mercy of the weather, which isn't exactly winning any awards in the reliability department. Farmers learn quickly that when life gives you lemons, you better start making wine.<p>At least, that's …

What Programming Language Should I Learn First

5 Copywriting Tricks for Turning Blah Text into Persuasive Copy

Feeling overwhelmed when writing your content?You’re not alone.Learning to write better copy can be frustrating. Everyone has more tips, more advice, …