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Best LinkedIn Lead Generation Bots in 2018

Best LinkedIn Bot in 2018

Social media platforms have proven to be excellent sources for customer acquisition, especially when it comes to business-to-consumer marketing. However, for B2B marketing most people leave LinkedIn untouched and that’s a big mistake as that’s where all the big boys hang out. Building a following at LinkedIn can be rather time-consuming so in this post, […]

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How To Host a Website – 5 Easy Steps

How to Host a Website

Always wanted to host your own website, but no idea where to get started? In this guide, we do our best to clarify this in as much detail as possible. Before we get started let me explain a few things, a website requires two things: A domain name, so that people can enter it in […]

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4 Reasons Why Good Writing is More Valuable Than Keyword Optimization

Content Marketing vs KW Research

You have probably learned about the need to use keyword optimization in order to ensure that your online content reaches the right audience. In addition, keyword ranking within Google’s search results has become an important concept when it comes to monetizing your content. With recent Google updates, keyword stuffing has become a less effective way […]

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Hostinger Review – [Shared] Web Hosting

Today we are going to review a web hosting company that you might not have heard of before, Hostinger! With so much choice today it can be hard to choose a proper (shared) web hosting company, and after a lot of research, and having used Hostinger myself I can honestly say that they definitely give […]

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Beginners Guide to On-page SEO Techniques [Tutorial]

When you optimize your website for search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing there are two main factors at play: On-page SEO: Optimizing your webpage for the keyword you´d like to rank for Off-page SEO: Building backlinks to increase the popularity of your page It´s worth mentioning a third factor known as on-site SEO or, […]

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Using Instagram to Market Your Product or Service

Instagram is, in all honesty, simply a photo sharing app. The simplicity of this photo-sharing app and utility as a marketing tool has brought it to a staggering 800 million users with more joining every day. As the numbers continue to climb the team will continue to add features ensuring that Instagram will remain among […]

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How to Rank on Google – The Ultimate Guide

First things first, Google doesn’t rank websites, it ranks pages, and the number one ranking factor for pages are backlinks, so let’s dive right into it. Step 1: Optimizing your site for Google Last week I wrote this On-page SEO guide, which covers everything from start till finish. In addition you need to categorize your […]

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Anchor Text Diversity & Link Distribution

It’s rather surprising how many people refuse to diversify their anchor texts. Well maybe not that surprising as links with your keywords in them are still very effective. If it weren’t for the fact that Google can penalize you for that! Another under-estimated thing is link distribution, in the past everyone wanted to build most […]

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Help! My Website Doesn’t Rank on the First Page

Do you have more backlinks than your competitors but you’re still not able to outrank them? Did you spend a lot of money on your website but it just doesn’t move? Have you built a lot of backlinks but nothing happens? If you answered yes to any of those questions your site might be penalized! […]

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The Differences Between a Basic and a Premium Blog Network

Most people struggle in how to set up a proper blog network that’s built to last, especially link vendors, and because of that posts like PBN’s are dead and do private blog networks still work, pop up all over the place. Are private blog networks dead? No definitely not, if you get the basics right […]

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Six Step Guide to Finding & Analyzing Domains

On the hunt for auction domains

Do you need more website visitors? Perhaps you should consider setting up a small network of hyper relevant sites. I’m currently building a small network for one of my clients, and I wanted to show you how to find clean domains at auctions. The idea behind this is to setup new sites on those domains […]

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The In’s and Out’s of Private Blog Networks

Protect Your PBN

As you may already know, PBN’s have proven to improve rankings but a lot of things can go wrong when you utilize this strategy the wrong way so let’s dive into this a little deeper (if you are already familiar with PBN’s you can skip the first few paragraphs), starting with: What is a PBN? […]

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Provide Clear Instructions to Help you get the Article you Want

Provide Clear Instruction

When submitting instructions for the article you desire, you are, in a way, entering into a collaboration. That word sounds so time consuming, imagining a musicians in the studio, or actors and directors on set taking time to craft their work. When requiring an article for your company it doesn’t need to be time consuming […]

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Three Tips To Create a Call To Action

3 Tips To Create a Call To Action

As a writer, you know that you have to give your articles a “call to action”, but you wonder what exactly does that mean? Simply put, a call to action gives your reader information and entices the reader to do something – to take action. It’s not just something that you direct the reader to […]

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How to Turn Off Your Internal Critic

How to Turn Off Your Internal Critic

We’ve all been there, staring at a blank screen as the words refuse to come. The words are frozen, teetering on the edges of your fingertips the way a needed word stays on the tip of the tongue. Suddenly your mood plummets, the initial joy you felt in creating something epic is now transformed into […]

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Technology Overload and How to Make It Work for You

Technology Overload

Albert Einstein once said “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots”. It is a fact that we do have a large amount of technology overload creeping into every corner of our life. But I wonder, is this positive or negative and for whom? […]

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Semi-Automating Your Guest Post Outreach

Guest post outreach can be a tedious process that takes huge amounts of time. However, it doesn’t have to be like that as there are plenty of tools to help you. The best part, most of these tools are free or come at a one-time cost. In this post I will show you how: Step […]

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From Burnout To On Fire!

From Burnout To On Fire

It doesn’t help with that clock on the corner of your computer screen does it? It doesn’t matter whether you are leaning back against your chair angrily at 11.32 pm, trying to write an essay due for school the next day, or even working on an assignment from Content Hourlies. You may have found yourself […]

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Famous Authors and Their Techniques for Writing

Famous Authors and Their Techniques for Writing

See that book on the shelf? Next to all the maps, and unpaid bills, and deodorant from last night? That rather lengthy written tome? Well, I bet you can’t guess how long it took the author to write it.  Go on guess.  Maybe…two weeks? No? Three weeks? How about a month, two months? Sometimes it takes years to do this, and all […]

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10 Reasons Your Website Deserves to Be Penalized By Google

10 Reasons Your Website Deserves to Be Penalized By Google

We all understand how important it is to keep the ranking of our sites at the first page on Google. In this regard, we use several strategies to achieve this feat. While at it however, we also ought to realize that Google is on a mission to offer its users the best search result in […]

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The Hardest Thing About Content Marketing Is Starting

The Hardest Thing About Content Marketing Is Starting

What does content creation and content marketing have in common? Content writing! In fact without writing a lot of content wouldn’t make sense, as content creation increases in popularity the internet, social media and the millions of people that use the web continue to evolve. While Google becomes even more stringent on what defines relevant […]

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How Changing Your Mindset can Change Your Life

Changing Your Mindset can Change Your Life

Everybody makes mistakes. This is a common reminder used to help us navigate through life without beating ourselves up. If only it were that easy. At least for me, it was not. It is not easy to build a someone up that has been broken down for so long. I didn’t know how much of […]

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How To Come Up With Blog Post Ideas

Blog Post Ideas

So you’ve decided to start a blog…but what are you going to write about? Coming up with fresh new ideas for a blog can be one of the most difficult parts of maintaining it. This post will provide seven tips for coming up with blog post ideas, as well as six tips that aren’t directly […]

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Overuse of Run-on Sentences and How to be Concise

Overuse of Run-on Sentences

Run-on sentences can make a person forget what you are writing about because as you continue to make the sentence longer, people forget what you had intended to write about in the first place and the point is very confusing for the reader, and sometimes the writer can even forget the point they were making […]

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How to Make a Fulltime Income Writing for Content Mills

Full-time Income Writing for Content Mills

In the past, A-list bloggers and other influential writers have strongly discouraged beginners from starting their writing career, writing for content mills. Content mills, they’ve argued, are notorious for the meager rates they pay. Also, since all assignments available to writers via content mills are for various clients who need content written, writers never have […]

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How to Overcome Procrastination in Content Writing

Procrastination in Content Writing

It’s easy to write content for a topic you care about. When first burrowing into the world of content writing, imagination runs thick with daydreams of sitting at a coffee shop playing Muzak in the background, pulling up Word, and churning out 3,000 words about how your experience backpacking last summer is the pinnacle of […]

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Someone Else Can Sell Your Product Better Than You Can!

Someone Else Can Sell Your Product Better Than You Can!

So you spent countless hours working on your product. You finished it and it’s exactly what you’ve always imagined. It’s finally ready to be introduced to the public. You want it to be marketed flawlessly and to be a huge success. In order to do this you need to back away and let someone else […]

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Learn How to Super Glue Your Readers to Your Content

Super Glue Your Readers to Your Content

When you walk in an antique shop how much would you enjoy taking the first five minutes listening to a sales person spell out a long list of items in stock? Probably, you would smile through it all as you wait to ask about a specific item you have in mind. Or probably you would […]

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Don’t Blog Like a Jerk: An Introduction to Inclusivity

Introduction to Inclusivity

Who is your audience? “Everybody, hopefully,” most of us will answer, or at least “everybody with at least a passing interest in (fill in the blank).” No one wakes up in the morning intending to be a barrier in the way of marginalized people in their professional or personal lives, yet statistically minority groups still […]

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Go to the Content Refrigerator for Some Fresh Ideas

Content Refrigerator

Of course, I want quality content. I want reach, engagement, exponential relationships. I want click, click, click. I want Like. I want Share. And I want Yes. But maybe you’re saying, I’m still getting no response. At least not the kind of response I was counting on. So you review your content marketing strategy and […]

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Hack my Way in With an Expired Domain

Ranking Expired Domain

In this case study, we will build a site on an expired domain that was available on an auction. The domain name I chose was very relevant to a website I was already planning on building, so I went out of my way to try and win the auction. This cost me dearly, and I […]

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4 Reasons Why You Are Wasting Big Money By Hiring Writers In-House

4 Reasons Why You Are Wasting Big Money By Hiring Writers In-House

Every good company wants to grow. However, it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that the greater the square footage of your offices and the more employees you have means your profits are growing. In actuality, it doesn’t. It just means your fixed expenses are growing, which, as any accountant will be happy […]

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Ten Tips for Making a Career Out of Writing

Ten Tips for Making a Career Out of Writing

Writing is an ideal career for those who enjoy it. It takes a great deal of effort in order to make a career out of writing, however, which can be a turnoff for some people. With just a few tips, those who want to become a writer can do so with less stress. There are […]

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What Role Does Social Media Play in Today’s Advertising

The old days of placing advertisements in newspapers and local magazines have been going in the same direction as landline phones and this trend will only gain steam in the future. With this in mind, businesses who want to spread their message have been using social media platforms actively. This practice is pretty much essential in today’s […]

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A Short Guide to Measuring the ROI of Your Content

Measuring your content marketing efforts has gone beyond keeping a count of the clicks to a website. Today, key performance indicators (KPIs) relating to digital marketing have evolved with powerful tools such as Omniture, Google Analytics, and exclusive systems developed within firms. Web analytics has transformed the way the success of your online marketing efforts […]

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Blog Content

Ready, set, blog! Does that thought scare you when it comes to writing your business blog? A business blog helps attract curious potential customers and keeps current ones informed. The thought of writing it yourself feels like a thousand pounds on your chest though, right? Take a deep breath because help is on the way. […]

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Optimizing Your Content for Higher Conversion Rates

Are you looking to increase or improve your online sales? What online business owner wouldn’t want to do so, right? Well, you might be walking on some fine lines, if you are not taking the right steps to get these results. Optimizing your content is the first place to begin. For one, content optimization is important to better […]

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