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41 Facebook Post Ideas for Businesses

FROM HUBSPOT: When your audience discovers you’re on the Facebook platform, you can work to develop a community of like-minded consumers and deepen the connection they have to your brand. When you engage with them, you’ll learn more about their likes and interests, making it easier for you to create content they’ll enjoy and interact with.
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30+ Best Double Exposure Photoshop Actions & Effects

FROM DESIGNSHACK.NET: Double exposure is a popular effect now being used in advertising, website designs, movie posters, and print media. Back in the day, photographers created this effect using their cameras by combining a silhouette photo and a fill photo.
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How to set HARD, DUMB or FAST search marketing goals; from Search Engine Land

FROM SEARCH ENGINE LAND: At startup, an Android device sends Google about 1MB of data, compared with iOS sending Apple around 42KB. When idle, Android sends roughly 1MB of data to Google every 12 hours, compared with iOS sending Apple about 52KB over the same period. In the US alone, Android collectively gathers about 1.3TB of data every 12 hours. During the same period, iOS collects about 5.8GB,
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What Makes a Good Website?

FROM VANDELAY DESIGN: Content is the most important element of any website. If you want to have a quality site, you must focus on providing visitors with the best content that will meet their needs. Don’t allow design, search engine optimization, or anything else to take priority. That said, there are other important elements that contribute to a quality site.
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Do Blog Posts Really Lead to Sales? [New Data]

NEW DATA FROM HUBSPOT: While the growth of other content strategies, like video marketing, might have you thinking that consumers will only buy products after seeing them on other platforms, you might be surprised by how consumers responded to our survey question.
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Instagram Marketing Roundup

Instagram Roundup | May-June 2017

Instagram has gathered a lot of momentum lately and it's a fun way to interact with your local business community as well as friends and relatives. This roundup is part of my exploration into the mysteries of Instagram.
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May 2017 WordPress Roundup

With approximately a quarter of the internet's websites built on the Wordpress foundation, there's never any lack of news about Wordpress plugins, themes and techniques. This is the first of our monthly Wordpress news roundups. Hope you find it useful.
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Content Marketing Tools Newsletter

Grey Visual April Marketing Newsletter

In the coming months, we'll be looking at various ways to develop content for your blog or newsletter. One of these content exploration tools is Flipboard (flipboard.com). Do yourself a favor and watch the following videos and read about it..... then go and look it over, using your computer, smartphone or tablet, and start a free account. 
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Email-Driven Conversions Highest on the Weekend

For email marketers, mid-week may provide the best engagement rates, but the weekends are when conversions are highest. That’s according to Yesmail, which included a day-of-the-week analysis in it latest quarterly benchmarks report
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Editorial Calendar Plugins for WordPress – Get Your Content Organized!

Posting consistently to your blog and social accounts is no easy task, but with one of the following editorial calendar plugins for Wordpress, the task becomes way easier and even fun! WordPress editorial calendar plugins come in free and paid versions, depending on the features included. If you only need bare bones planning, then a free version may serve your purposes. If you’d rather work with a more attractive interface and more comprehensive features… then the premium plugins may be your choice.
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Content Marketing Ideas – 3 Proven Ways to Get More Traffic & Shares

If you struggle with finding content marketing ideas that really crank up the traffic....there's a great guest post on the Duct Tape Marketing blog that will make it a little easier for you to create posts that return a volume of traffic to your site. I've included an excerpt below from each of the 3 methods to get you started thinking. But make sure you click through to the whole article. Lots of examples and additional recommendations. Great stuff for bloggers.... or would-be bloggers. Read onward!
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The Best WordPress eCommerce Child Themes for Divi

Developing an eCommerce site can be time-consuming. The time spent uploading products might not give you enough time to design the website itself. The easiest and fastest way to create an eCommerce site with Divi is to use a pre-made child theme.
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Improving SEO with the right meta description – from Yoast

The meta description is a ~160 character snippet, a tag in HTML, that summarizes a page’s content. Search engines show the meta description in search results mostly when the searched for phrase is contained in the description. Optimizing the meta description is a very important aspect of on-page SEO.
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Pinterest Tips for Journalists

Pinterest: Tips for Journalists and Writers

Pinterest has recently caught on as THE trendy photo sharing site. But it would be a mistake to label it in such a limited way. Take a few minutes to see how the journalism industry is looking at this valuable resource and think about how you might be able to use it more effectively to leverage your small business.… Read the rest

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Designing a Senior-Friendly Web Site – Some Tips

As the internet has become an integral part of modern life the stereotype that older generations tend to avoid using the web has become less and less relevant. However a new study shows that senior citizens still find websites difficult to use and have a significantly lower success rate when it comes to completing tasks online.
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