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Europe Takes Steps to Ensure Net Neutrality

Europe Takes Steps to Ensure Net Neutrality | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Europe appears to be leading the charge in the “net neutrality” debate, showing the nation is once again, currently more progressive than the U.S. when it comes to laws protecting our Internet freedoms.
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Is your ISP restricting your web access?

In case you aren't familiar with the concept of net neutrality, certain Internet Service Providers, all over the globe, regularly block their customers from accessing websites and services which might compete with the ISP itself. In Europe, for instance, it's estimated that as many as 100 million people may be blocked from using Skype.

Net Neutrality means that the ISP remains neutral with regard to your Internet activity, and allows you to access any and all sites (save for those which are determined harmful).

Interestingly, it's actually Europe that's leading the charge to correct and regulate such issues, while U.S. law lags behind.

If you aren't familiar with the tactics your ISP may be using to control what you can and cannot do, this is a topic you need to take 5 minutes to read about.

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Watch 65 Smart Marketers Help You Be A Better Marketer

Watch 65 Smart Marketers Help You Be A Better Marketer | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
I want to let you know about an upcoming event to help you create and promote better content. 12 days. 12 panels. 70+ interviews with some of the brightest marketers and entrepreneurs. All free.
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There's still time to register and catch the remaining 10 days of sessions... as well as yesterday's recordings... if you sign up now! You've got to check out these free vids from some incredible marketing pro's.
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Watch 65 Smart Marketers Help You Be A Better Marketer

Watch 65 Smart Marketers Help You Be A Better Marketer | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
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Trafeze: A Better Story for Solopreneurs - Trafeze Blog

Trafeze: A Better Story for Solopreneurs - Trafeze Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Meet Mary from Hyannis, Massachusetts… Mary is crazy about Cocker Spaniels. Training them, grooming them, keeping them in tip-top health — she covers it all on her website. And her thousands of daily visitors are crazy about Mary! Trouble is, she thinks of her website as a, well, as a...Read More
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7 Best Social Media Practices To Boost Your Conversions

7 Best Social Media Practices To Boost Your Conversions | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Social Media can increase sales, but only if you consider implementing these seven social best practices.
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Avoid These Blogging Mistakes At All Costs!

Avoid These Blogging Mistakes At All Costs! | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
These mistakes can potentially turn your blog from being an asset into a liability.
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14 Directories Your Business Should Be In

14 Directories Your Business Should Be In | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Every business and website needs to make sure that they are listed in search engines and directories. It doesn't matter how great a website design you have, if customers cannot find your site, you will not earn revenue.
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Measure Twice, Cut Your Blog Once

Measure Twice, Cut Your Blog Once | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
You are going to write a lot of blog posts over the years. The more best practices you adopt early on, the less time you'll have spend later fixing them!
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How To Create Stunning Social Media Posts For Holidays, Trends, Events And More

How To Create Stunning Social Media Posts For Holidays, Trends, Events And More | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Learn how to use a Сalendar of Content Ideas that provides you with a host of daily facts and other ideas to make your posts more engaging.
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How To Schedule A Share Of Someone Else’s Facebook Post

How To Schedule A Share Of Someone Else’s Facebook Post | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
It's great to share content from other businesses and Facebook Pages, but how do you schedule and space those shares out? ->
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Ever see a share from someone else on Facebook that you'd like to share to your Facebook Page? Ever want to schedule it? Here's how.
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13 Terrific WordPress Themes from Designers We Rely On - The SiteSell Blog

13 Terrific WordPress Themes from Designers We Rely On - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a solopreneur, agency or have specialized needs, you’ll find the right theme for you among these best-coded, most exciting WordPress Themes 2016.
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If you're in the process of building your blog, or soon will be, you're going to need a terrific WordPress theme to make it looks great.
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Reinventing content marketing automation: introducing the new Scoop.it Content Director

Reinventing content marketing automation: introducing the new Scoop.it Content Director | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Time to work smarter with the new Scoop.it Content Director, the first intelligent content marketing automation software that helps marketers save time and maximize the impact of their content.
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"And if you want to stand out in a world where 27 million pieces of content are published every day, you’re going to need to step up your game."
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This is what marketing automation will look like in the future for those who want to up their CM game. #jnferree

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Get Your Social Media Inbox To Zero

Get Your Social Media Inbox To Zero | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Stop feeling overwhelmed by, or just outright ignoring, all of those comments and mentions and direct messages on social media. Get to Inbox Zero!
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Do you find yourself spending too much time on social media? Yeah, me too. Today, we're gonna take back some of that time. Find out how.
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Huge News For Live Streaming Video

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Major announcements from Facebook and YouTube for live video broadcasts, as well as Twitter and Tumblr.
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15 Ways To Get More Followers On Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+

15 Ways To Get More Followers On Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+ | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
We can tell you how to get more followers on Twitter, how to get more fans on Facebook, and how to get followers on Instagram and Google+. Start here.
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While the numbers themselves are pure vanity, there's no doubt that growing your audience on social media is an essential part of a successful strategy. Which means you need to go about it the right way. This fantastic article from Alla Bogdan​ gets you started!
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Watch 65 Smart Marketers Help You Be A Better Marketer

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The Democratization of Design Is Coming To An iPhone Near You

The Democratization of Design Is Coming To An iPhone Near You | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
It's easier than ever now for businesses to tell their stories on social media with great images, thanks to Canva for iPhone.
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Bounce Rate. What is it, and why is it important?

Bounce Rate. What is it, and why is it important? | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Bounce Rate is a measure of visit quality and a high Bounce Rate generally indicates that site pages aren't relevant to your visitors. But there's more to it than that.
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How To Expand Your LinkedIn Connections

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Like any social network, your LinkedIn presence and activity will be better the more connections you have. Here's how to do it easily.
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When Is The Best Time To Post On Social Media?

When Is The Best Time To Post On Social Media? | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Learn when the best (and worst) times to post to social media are, why it matters, and how to optimize for your business.
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The Best Social Sharing Plugin Is Getting Better

The Best Social Sharing Plugin Is Getting Better | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Social Warfare is the best all-around social sharing plugin you can use - you get customization, branding, incredible functionality, and more. And it's getting better.
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Last chance to get the best social sharing plugin before the price goes up!
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The Best Social Sharing Plugin Is Getting Better

The Best Social Sharing Plugin Is Getting Better | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Social Warfare is the best all-around social sharing plugin you can use - you get customization, branding, incredible functionality, and more. And it's getting better.
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Nurture Your Pinterest Audience With These Fabulous Tools

Nurture Your Pinterest Audience With These Fabulous Tools | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
The best way to ensure your Pinterest activity is successful and scalable is to use one or more of these remarkable tools.
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Rules for Being an Evil Social Network

Rules for Being an Evil Social Network | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
I've noticed that, no matter what, every social network makes these same classic mistakes every single time. Make sure you don't fall into the same blunders!
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In case you were plotting to build your own evil social network, these are some rules you ought to keep in mind. 

 Rule #5 is particularly important. 

 Have any to add yourself?
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What Can SBI! Do For You? - The SiteSell Blog

What Can SBI! Do For You? - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
If you haven't given SBI! a try yet, you should. Why? Here are four reasons (in no particular order).
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The secret to being a successful solopreneur? I'll give you a hint... it's not the platform on which you build your website. It's something far less tangible, but far more important.
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Blog like Bilbo Baggins

Blog like Bilbo Baggins | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Bilbo is a Hobbit who found himself "having an adventure, and doing and saying things very unexpected." He was also a writer.
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Can we gain insights into what it means to be a great blogger from a fictional character? I think so.
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