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Tactics to Massively Increase Your Website Traffic with Ana Hoffman and Mike Allton

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Over the next 30+ minutes, you'll hear key insights and advice from Mike and Ana and Martin on blogging, social media, where businesses should start, and tips on things to avoid.
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What Is A Google+ Hangout On Air (HOA), And Why Is It Good For Business? - The SiteSell Blog

What Is A Google+ Hangout On Air (HOA), And Why Is It Good For Business? - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Google Hangouts on Air are a fantastic free tool to market your business and create great video content remarkably easy.
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HOAs for Business?

In my latest guest post for SiteSell, I am starting a series aimed at helping business owners understand the value of Google+ Hangouts On Air, and how to use them.

If you haven't yet started using Hangouts, this is the place to start. I'll be sharing great tips from +Ronnie Bincer and others, along with examples of different kinds of Hangouts and their uses.

#Hangouts   #GooglePlus   #Business  

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How to Create a Good Site Design - The SiteSell Blog

How to Create a Good Site Design - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Create an easy-to-use and attractive site design with our top 10 design tips!
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Placement Strategies To Maximize AdSense Income - The SiteSell Blog

Placement Strategies To Maximize AdSense Income - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Follow our 3 proven placement strategies to increase click-through rates and achieve consistently high AdSense earnings with your website.
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If you're hoping to monetize your blog through ads, just putting ads on your site isn't enough. You need to consider exactly where to put them, as some spots are going to be more effective, and therefore earn you more money, than others.

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The Gift of SBI! - A Santa Claus Story - The SiteSell Blog

The Gift of SBI! - A Santa Claus Story - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Mrs. Claus finds the perfect Christmas gift for her hubby. One that will keep him busy off-season, and will even provide a nice extra income.
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Find out what Santa will be doing next year after Christmas...


A short Santa Claus story I've written.

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Have You Learned to Put Down Your Guitar? - The SiteSell Blog

Have You Learned to Put Down Your Guitar? - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
With practice, both hard work and idleness can become habits. With discipline, you can learn to steer the perfect course between the two while building your website business.
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As a solopreneur, one of the most challenging aspects of my job isn't finding work, it's stepping away from work.

 

Do you know what I mean?

 

How often do you step away from your work and business... put down the guitar... and give yourself permission to relax and do other things?

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Local Business: How To Build Strong Customer Relationships, Part 5 of 7 - The SiteSell Blog

Local Business: How To Build Strong Customer Relationships, Part 5 of 7  - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Your website offers various ways for forging strong relationships with your local business customers. In addition, pay attention to your mobile and social presence.
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It's The SiteSell Holiday Special! - Even Santa Wants SBI! - The SiteSell Blog

It's The SiteSell Holiday Special! - Even Santa Wants SBI! - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Give your loved ones (or yourself) the gift that keeps on giving. Take advantage of the SiteSell Holiday Special and save $100 on one full year of SBI!.
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If you're considering starting your own business and need a great place to start, SiteSell is offering a tremendous holiday special:

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The Most Effective Tool for Powering Your Site's Content - The SiteSell Blog

The Most Effective Tool for Powering Your Site's Content - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
It’s one thing to tell you that your site or blog needs to have more and more content added to it. It’s an entirely different thing to come up with that content.
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I imagine that right now, you're feeling a bit like Alice... tumbling down the rabbit hole.

What if I told you that there’s a tool available, for free, to help you create content for your site, saving you time and simultaneously encouraging more engagement?

After this, there's no turning back. You take the red pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the blue pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.

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Getting Started with Google AdSense - The SiteSell Blog

Getting Started with Google AdSense - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
The AdSense system is a simple way to add an income stream to your business's bottom line. Determine if AdSense is right for your site, and learn about crucial do's and don'ts.
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Google AdSense is certainly a great way to monetize your blog. Here's how to get started.

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Facebook Advertising Campaigns

Facebook Advertising Campaigns | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Facebook offers businesses one of the most targeted, and most affordable, advertising platforms available. As a result, Facebook Advertising is extremely effective, but only if executed properly. Get the help you need to do it right.
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Are you trying to reach a local audience for your business? If so, you may not have realized just how effective Facebook can be.

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Top Ten Insider Tips for Google+ Success - The SiteSell Blog

Top Ten Insider Tips for Google+ Success - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Success on Google+ will not happen overnight. But if you follow these strategies, you can grow your business and make incredibly valuable connections.
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Social Media Active Users by Network [INFOGRAPH]

Social Media Active Users by Network [INFOGRAPH] | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
One of the most common questions from both businesses and social media marketers is "how many?" How many users. How many people. How many opportunities - for each of the social networks. Here are updated Active User Counts.
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Updated with new numbers from Facebook and Twitter.

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11 Lessons To Boost Your Email Marketing - The SiteSell Blog

11 Lessons To Boost Your Email Marketing - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
"The money’s in the (email) list" is a popular saying among email marketers, and for good reason. Jump start your email marketing success with 11 lessons.
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How Can You Improve Your Business In 2015?

How Can You Improve Your Business In 2015? | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
There are four areas of your business you should be looking at and evaluating for the new year: Your Content, Your Audience, Your Platform and Your Business Goals. Start here.
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How'd You Do This Year?

The end of the year is a natural time to look back on the past year and reflect on what you accomplished. I know I've been very blessed this year, and am looking forward to my end of year analysis, both personally and professionally.

When it comes to my business, specifically, there are four areas that I'll be looking at:

01. My Content
02. My Audience
03. My Platform
04. My Business Goals

The article below goes into more detail on what I will be looking at, and has a special Holiday Offer for those businesses who would be interested in such an analysis, but would like a hand.

How about you? Do you do a year-end review of any kind? What do you look for, and how do you think you did this year?

#Business   #YearEndReview   #ContentMarketing  

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Local Business: Monetization Strategies To Boost Your Profit, Part 7 of 7 - The SiteSell Blog

Local Business: Monetization Strategies To Boost Your Profit, Part 7 of 7 - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
A handy collection of online and offline strategies that will help you increase your local business income.
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5 Free Tools You'll Use Every Day - The SiteSell Blog

5 Free Tools You'll Use Every Day - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Does the idea of a virtual lifestyle appeal to you? An online business gives you that freedom. Check out how you can build yours, with SBI!.
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Use Social Media To Grow Your Local Business, Part 6 of 7 - The SiteSell Blog

Use Social Media To Grow Your Local Business, Part 6 of 7 - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Ready to get social with your local business? Try one of these 6 strategies to enhance your offline relationship-building efforts.
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Are You as Productive as the Top Online Marketers? - The SiteSell Blog

Are You as Productive as the Top Online Marketers? - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
If your answer is no, these tips from successful online business owners will help you in achieving higher productivity and a better work-life balance.
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"Inside our company, we like to say, ‘Think until it hurts, so you can see what others can’t see and do what others can’t do.'" ~ Gary Friedman, CEO of Restoration Hardware

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Types of AdSense And How To Use Them For Maximum Earnings - The SiteSell Blog

Types of AdSense And How To Use Them For Maximum Earnings  - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
The article takes a closer look at AdSense for Content, the bread-and-butter among the AdSense types for most websites.
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In addition to AdSense for Content (what you might call “regular AdSense”), there are five other types of Google AdSense ads. Learn the differences, and how to use them to monetize your content.

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The Importance of BAM... Raw Intelligence Is Over-Rated! - The SiteSell Blog

The Importance of BAM... Raw Intelligence Is Over-Rated! - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
The crucial ingredients for becoming successful online are "Brain", a can-do Attitude and a healthy dose of Motivation (= BAM).
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"Intelligence helps. But I’ll take a tortoise with a full-tank of BAM over a hare with a half-tank, any day of the week."

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4 Key Tactics The Pros Use To Boost Their WordPress Success - The SiteSell Blog

4 Key Tactics The Pros Use To Boost Their WordPress Success - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Having a successful WordPress blog or site isn't rocket science. If you want to increase your traffic and income, these 4 strategies are a must-read for you!
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Tips for Mastering that Overwhelmed Feeling - The SiteSell Blog

Tips for Mastering that Overwhelmed Feeling - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
SBI! owners share their tips on how to control that overwhelmed feeling when building an online business.
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Local Business: How To Choose a Winnable & Profitable Niche, Part 2 of 7 - The SiteSell Blog

Local Business: How To Choose a Winnable & Profitable Niche, Part 2 of 7 - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
When you take your offline business online, keyword research and an overall site concept tailored to your target market are crucial to beat the competition.
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How To Get Your Social Media Marketing Priorities Right

How To Get Your Social Media Marketing Priorities Right | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Do you have time to be active on all social media channels? If not, use these key factors to determine which social network is best for your business.
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15 Super Useful Tips Every Online Business Owner Needs To Know - The SiteSell Blog

15 Super Useful Tips Every Online Business Owner Needs To Know - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Follow this advice from experienced website owners to take your own online business to the next level.
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