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22 Free e-Learning and Graphic Design Resources

22 Free e-Learning and Graphic Design Resources | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
Check out our curated list of free graphic design resources that will help make your eLearning designs more original and unique.

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Weird photos and not photoshoped

Gratisography.com

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Imagens interessantes

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The Smart Choice Agents Program Overview

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The Smart Choice Agents Program is one of the best models for new Independent Agencies to gain access to competitive market carriers and for increasing profits via aggregation.  Smart Choice also provides discounts on many vendor resources.  A few of the program highlights include (1) A "no fee" to join; (2) Own 100% of your book; (3)  Contingency Bonus sharing; (4) You choose how to Perpetuate your business.

 

Smart Choice has recently expanded their program in Virginia to include the following carriers: Arrowhead,  Augusta Mutual, CNA,  Dairyland,  Donegal,  Encompass,  Foremost,  Grange,  Hagerty,  Kemper,  Main Street Group,  Lincoln Financial,  Mercury,  MetLife Auto & Home,  Safeco, Star Dovetail, Tapco, The Tower Group, Travelers,  and Zurich.

 

For more information about how the Smart Choice Agents program could help to grow sales and profits for your agency, contact  Roger Gill at (804) 638-9024.

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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This is a great resource for free images.  Edublogger has other quality tools and resources also.  

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Mary Starry's curator insight, August 30, 3:21 PM

A faculty member can never have too many resources for images.

MrBieb's curator insight, Today, 4:49 AM

Een heel bruikbare lijst om je voortaan geen zorgen meer te maken over het rechtmatig gebruik van foto's/afbeeldingen.

Ana Fernández's curator insight, Today, 5:23 AM

¿Eres consciente de la importancia de utilizar imágenes de uso libre en tus proyectos?  ¿Alguna vez te has parado a pensar en los problemas que pueden derivarse del uso de imagenes de terceros? ¿Sabías que Google Imágenes permite filtrar las búsquedas por el tipo de licencia?

En este artículo nos presentan una selección de estos bancos de imágenes libres de derechos que nos serán de gran utilidad.

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The 100 Best Free SEO Tools & Resources for Every Challenge - Interactive

The 100 Best Free SEO Tools & Resources for Every Challenge - Interactive | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
At Moz, we love using premium SEO Tools. Paid tools are essential when you need advanced features, increased limits, historical features, or professional support. For other tasks, a free tool does the trick. Here you'll find a collection of the 100 best completely free tools, tools with both free and paid options, and free trials.
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A Great List of SEO and Online Marketing TOOLS! 

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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
In social media, we're all increasingly thinking about visual content. But there's one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?...

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We all need graphic and image resources for our marketing.

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Content Curation Tips 101: Best Practices How to Build Local Business

Content Curation Tips 101: Best Practices How to Build Local Business | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
Is Content Curation a FINE ART? Yes, it involves some CREATIVITY - by supplying a Variety (videos, excerpts of a post,images) of great content. Yet it is ALSO

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Content will remain King of SEO.  Here are some good tips.

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malek's curator insight, June 17, 5:59 PM

The difference between content sharing and curation is sharing has its limitations.

[url=/u/129000 x-already-notified=1]Martin (Marty) Smith[/url] heavily touched on that here

 https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/TUsNtsAsjWp

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, June 18, 12:38 AM
Thanks for the mention and share @malek :). Marty
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How Non-Local Google+ Brand Pages Benefit From "Google My Business"

How Non-Local Google+ Brand Pages Benefit From "Google My Business" | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
Google announced a major update for small and local businesses today, introducing Google My Business, a single dashboard to manage a company’s full slate of Google connections, from listings to map placements, from customer service to marketing outreach. You can read an overview and take a visual tour of the new features on Search Engine […]
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It is about Time Google!

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Google Hangouts - a complete guide

Google Hangouts - a complete guide | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
This is the fifth video in a series of five. It covers just about everything you'll need to know about Google Hangouts, including Hangouts-On-Air. Check out ...

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This is a great guide for getting started with Google Hangouts--another must have marketer's tool.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 27, 3:04 PM

Google Hangouts makes collaborating virtually a breeze. 

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, April 27, 8:55 PM

Connected Classrooms - virtual field trips galore!

John Slifko's curator insight, April 30, 1:57 AM

Viewers of the Euro American Masonic Open Forum should consider google + hangout as a tool in linking groups for  live video conferencing.. 

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Glossi - create digital magazines or e-books

Glossi - create digital magazines or e-books | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
Free digital magazine creation platform. Add images, photos, videos, animations and audio. Customize and publish for desktop and mobile devices.

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This could be a very useful toolhis could be a very useful tool.

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This is another FREE tool that can be used to help students sum up the information they learned into a neat little package.  It seems to be relatively easy to use and creates a wonderful product.  Let us know if you want to create a lesson around this type of product and we will be happy to help you!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 9, 3:51 PM

Free app for creating e-papers or e-books


Easy and friendly even for beginners. Highly Recommended for storytelling and presentations.

Character Minutes's curator insight, April 3, 2:11 PM

Looks like a great way to display work!

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Local Search Ranking Factors 2013 - Local SEO and How to Rank in Google - Moz

Local Search Ranking Factors 2013 - Local SEO and How to Rank in Google - Moz | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
Local marketing experts rank the most important factors that influence Google's local search algorithm. What's most important for Local SEO?
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One of my favorites for MOZ.

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UPDATES - 36 (More) Clever Facebook Status Ideas You Can Start Using TODAY!

UPDATES - 36 (More) Clever Facebook Status Ideas You Can Start Using TODAY! | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
Having trouble coming up with clever Facebook status ideas? I have good news, here are 36 status ideas that you can start using today.

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Facebook Marketing--Can be the best source for new clients.

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, December 15, 2013 12:45 PM

The third in a series of STATUS UPDATE ideas for your FACEBOOK PAGE.  See


 -  Fun ones

 -  Best of the city ones

 -  Get the conversation started ones

Keep this in your repertoire.


A couple samples:


"My favorite way to relax after a long hard day is ___"

"Where is the best steakhouse in [city]?"

"Peanut butter - smooth or chunky?" (Chunky, definitely!)


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malek's curator insight, December 27, 2013 8:14 AM

A prudent message to marketeers

"We go to Facebook for communication and entertainment, not for your business."

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MULTIPLE LOCATIONS - How to Conquer Local SEO

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS - How to Conquer Local SEO | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
A how-to-guide to improve your ranking in Local SEO for multiple business locations

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Local Online Marketing is the most important component of most maketing plans for Independent Insurance Agents.  

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, December 22, 2013 6:54 PM

To get found for MULTIPLE LOCATIONS, a local business has to follow specific steps.  


==> Learn how one dental office with 4 locations in Wisconsin did this, and how you can too.


Quote:  "Companies need to create helpful, remarkable content about the town or location that they’re in if they want to rank locally."


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25 Sites For Creating Interesting Quote Images

25 Sites For Creating Interesting Quote Images | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
Here is a useful list of more than two dozen (and growing) sites that let you easily create interesting quote images. These can be useful for presentations or project-based learning in just about any classroom.

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Enjoy creating your own memes!  

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 6, 2013 1:26 PM

Quotes are a great thing to include in presentations. Explore the list of tools that help you to create slides containing quotes.

Thanks for the suggestion to Alfredo Corell.

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» A Marketer's Guide to Facebook Marketing for 2014

» A Marketer's Guide to Facebook Marketing for 2014 | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it

As 2014 quickly approaches, many are just now creating their Facebook pages and thinking about using the social network to build their brand and market their services. Others who may already be established are also looking to start anew in '14, using a revitalized approach of what's trending in the latest incarnation of social media.

 

Whether you're part of the old guard or a rookie ready to paint the 'net red, a good gauge to use for 2014 is understanding what's currently trending in 2013. Only a couple of months away, this year's biggest trends will experience carryover for at least another year, if not longer.

 

Online Facebook marketing relies heavily on trends, and any proper marketing guide for the upcoming year will point out what's hot now while showing you how to implement it in the months to come. So, let's have a look at five solid marketing methods you can use for the coming year....


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More Facebook Marketing for 2014--Some helpful things to knowl. 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 1, 2013 9:43 AM

Craig Robinson shares an excellent overview and suggestions for Facebook marketing in 2014.

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Google Made 890 Improvements To Search Over The Past Year

Google Made 890 Improvements To Search Over The Past Year | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
In a Google+ post from Google head of search Amit Singhal, Google shares they have made "more than 890 improvements to Google Search last year alone." In 2

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Yes!

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Social Media Marketing Tips, Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, More

Social Media Marketing Tips, Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, More | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it

The world of social media is ever-changing. It’s important to keep current on best practices to ensure that you’re doing all you can to keep your marketing campaigns and initiatives fresh. 

 

The team at Vocus has researched the latest and greatest trends in marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Here’s what they found:...


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A useful article!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 14, 1:13 PM

Very useful social media best practices reference.

Erado Press's curator insight, July 14, 1:17 PM

Sharing photos to drive engagement

Joshua McCarty's curator insight, July 14, 1:48 PM

Fantastic #inforgraphic about how social media is being used. To those that continue to ignore social media...good luck with that!

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Advanced Local Citation Audit & Clean Up: Achieve Consistent Data & Higher Rankings

Advanced Local Citation Audit & Clean Up: Achieve Consistent Data & Higher Rankings | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
Cleaning up your citations is not as easy as waving a magic wand or blinking while wearing your Google Glass. Read on to find out how to audit your citations and clean up your local listings!
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Citations are an important foundation for local online marketing.  This is a great article from MOZ.com on how to clean them up.  

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22 Free e-Learning and Graphic Design Resources

22 Free e-Learning and Graphic Design Resources | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
Check out our curated list of free graphic design resources that will help make your eLearning designs more original and unique.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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If you develop any digital materials, this article will be helpful.
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malek's curator insight, June 21, 9:08 AM

Weird photos and not photoshoped

Gratisography.com

Jose Almeida Lopes's curator insight, June 22, 8:25 AM

Imagens interessantes

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The SEO Toolbox: SEO, Local SEO, and Free Tools

The SEO Toolbox: SEO, Local SEO, and Free Tools | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
This SEO Toolbox provides you with all the tools you need when it comes to your SEO and Local SEO campaigns, plus a free tools package.

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There are many good free and low cost SEO tools available to online marketers today.   David Prochaska has compiled an informative list that should be in every webmaster's tool box.

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, June 15, 10:10 AM

Find good links to local seo and search tools.

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Moz Local, part of Moz SEO Tool

Moz Local, part of Moz SEO Tool | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
Promoting your company through blogs, podcasts, video, newsletters, SEO, eBooks and Social Media is called Inbound Marketing. The ultimate purpose of inbound ma

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Moz has some of the best online marketing resources.  I highly recommend them.

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, June 8, 12:50 PM

See the Moz local aspect of the well-regarded seo tool.

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Getting Found With Local Search Optimization

Getting Found With Local Search Optimization | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
Local search is all about being found by people in your area who are looking for what you offer. For some businesses their entire livelihood is dependent on local search. For brick and mortar businesses especially, the only customers they’re going to get are the ones who either live in same area or are passing through.How can you make sure you’re getting found in the search engines by people in your area?

 


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Whenever Mary Bowling speaks, I try to listen. 

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Need to check what your website looks like on any mobile device? | Social Media Slant

Need to check what your website looks like on any mobile device? | Social Media Slant | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
In this day and age, every website should be optimized for mobile viewing. However, with so many devices available on the market, things can be a little tricky -- unless you use a tool like Mobile Emulator.

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Every website owner should check their site with this too.

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How to fuel your SEO in 2014?

How to fuel your SEO in 2014? | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
SEO in 2014 will be more comprehensive than ever before. Learn how to align your strategies for better ranks in 2014.

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Short Take  on SEO for 2014.

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Liz Papagni's curator insight, December 23, 2013 10:44 AM

Today, SEO isn't just about keywords and phrases, it's about content and influence to maximize  budgets and results. 

Nathalie Prinet-Houairi's curator insight, January 16, 12:27 PM

Le SEO toujours et encore

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2013 In Analytics & Marketing: Our 10 Most Popular Columns

2013 In Analytics & Marketing: Our 10 Most Popular Columns | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
From Annie Cushing’s series on how to get the most from Excel to Nan Dawkins’ musings on Google’s Universal Analytics and Social Media measurement, it’s been a busy year in Analytics here at Marketing Land.

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Analytics Please!

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Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques

Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
Today, we present an interesting showcase of screen capture tools that demonstrate effective and competent screen capturing.

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Grab that meme or that section of web info--these are great tools that we use everyday.

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 25, 2013 10:20 AM

Voor Nederlandse gebruikers een wat ongelukkige naam, maar WebKut is een manier om screenshots te maken. Hier een lijstje met nog andere programma's.

Ali Anani's curator insight, December 27, 2013 12:10 AM

Tools to capture your interests

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Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques

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Understanding Google Places & Local Search

Understanding Google Places & Local Search | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it
Developing knowledge about Google Maps, local search, search optimization & best local search practices
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Mike is one of the resources that I depend on for current and accurate Google Maps, Place, Plus  and general Online Marketing related infomation. 

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28 (of the) Best SEO Guides, Resources and Infographics of 2013 | B2B Marketing Blog | Webbiquity

28 (of the) Best SEO Guides, Resources and Infographics of 2013 | B2B Marketing Blog | Webbiquity | Independent Insurance Agent Market Resources | Scoop.it

Panda, Penguin, Phantom, Hummingbird. Disappearing keyword data. Personal / universal / local / mobile search. These are indeed “interesting times” for SEO professionals, with rapid and wide-ranging changes to the search landscape being announced at an accelerating pace.

 

Given all of this change, what are the best practices for SEO as we head into 2014? Which SEO strategies, tactics, and ranking factors still apply? How have SEO techniques changed in the post-Penguin world? How do you recover rankings if your site is hit by a penalty?Find the answers to these questions and more here in more than two dozen of the best SEO guides of 2013 so far....


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Great Resource and Timely.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 30, 2013 10:01 AM

The always-awesome @TomPick shares invaluable SEO resources.

Roger L. Gill's curator insight, December 1, 2013 2:33 PM

Great Resource and Timely.