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How To Build A Viral Blog In Any Niche

How To Build A Viral Blog In Any Niche | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Learn how to easily build a viral blog in ANY niche even when you are clueless about the topic. These strategies can bring thousands of visitors on day one.

Maybe you have tried to build your own site before and failed. Same for me.

The one thing I was always missing was traffic. I tried everything from blog commenting and forum posting over distributing free ebooks and finally all the way to SEO.

Success was below mediocrity so to say. I asked myself what was the one thing that held me back from making lots of money online over the last few years?

It was a combination of low content quality (amazon niche sites), lack of consistency in posting fresh articles and finally missing knowledge about marketing and networking I guess. Then I saw a blog post on Viperchill about viral news sites and it hit me.

When I realized that this was possible I decided to start over again. This time I wanted to build a viral authority blog in my favourite niche which is WordPress, Marketing and all that stuff.

Here's a blueprint how I built the blog and received over four thousand visitors in my first three weeks.

Follow my journey to success and I guarantee you it will work. Read more: click image or title.



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#Viral, the magic word being online. How do you make it happen?

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17 Things You Should Do to Every Blog Post Before + After You Hit Publish - Checklist

17 Things You Should Do to Every Blog Post Before + After You Hit Publish - Checklist | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

If you’re a blogger, then I think we can both agree — writing blog posts ain’t a joke. There’s quite a lot that goes into blogging and you’re forced to wear a bunch of hats. You’re the content creator, editor, marketer, SEO specialist, and more! But you, my friend, are a game changer. I can tell. You probably like wearing a zillion hats because, like me, you’re insane. So, since you really want to craft awesome posts that are read, loved, and shared, this post is for you. Read more: click image or title.




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Get into the habit of reviewing your #blog or #article posts before, and even  after publishing. Great tips.

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Danielle Whitehead Cosme's curator insight, October 14, 2015 9:40 AM

Some simple tips to make sure that your blog posts are engaging your audience. 

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Blogging is one of my personal pain points. This will be helpful to ensure I am creating content that gets noticed!


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5+1 #eCommerce Growth Hacks To Skyrocket Your Sales via @GrowthRocks

5+1 #eCommerce Growth Hacks To Skyrocket Your Sales  via @GrowthRocks | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
How the Growth Hacker Mindset helped the most successful eCommerce stores be who they are? Read about the 5+1 eCommerce growth hacks to boost your sales.

A few weeks ago, a client of ours asked me: “What are the 5 Growth Hacks that could skyrocket my eCommerce sales?”. As I’ve said before, there’s no golden ticket to success – and whoever says so is a goddamn liar; Nonetheless, there are pretty successful examples of people applying growth hacking on their eCommerce stores in ways that skyrocketed their conversion rate; things that you should definitely take under consideration testing by yourself. Read more: click on image or title.




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Great tips for #eCommerce sites, and good #marketing for sites in general.

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#Ecommerce #Sales

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Top Website Design Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

Top Website Design Mistakes Small Business Owners Make | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Your website is the central focal point of your online marketing. Cure these website design mistakes that prevent visitors from connecting with your brand.

Your website is the virtual front door to your business and an integral part of your inbound marketing strategy. In many cases, it is the first experience people have with your brand.

But when someone comes to your website, what type of first impression does it project? Is your site welcoming and professional? Can visitors quickly find what they are looking for? Or does your website turn away prospective customers because it is confusing and doesn’t make your visitor feel as if you understand their needs?

In order to develop your website so that it helps drive inbound leads, you must first understand your target audience. Put yourself in your target audience’s shoes and thoroughly understand:

  • Why they are searching for a solution?
  • What do they need?
  • How can you help them?

Your website should introduce your business to the target visitor in a way that relates to them and encourages them to dig deeper into what you have to offer. When scanning your content, the visitor is subconsciously asking “what’s in it for me”? If your website doesn’t answer that question or convince them that you understand their needs, they will look elsewhere.

Having a well-developed, professional web presence is a requirement for gaining new customers and establishing credibility. To make your website attract, educate and encourage visitors to learn more, avoid the following website design mistakes that keep your visitors from connecting with your business. Read more: click on image or title.




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This is basic, however, sometimes it's right in your face and we don't see the mistakes we make. Every time I see an article like this I examine my own situation.

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It pays not to forget the basics!

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8 Essential Tweaks to Supercharge Your Content Marketing Efforts

8 Essential Tweaks to Supercharge Your Content Marketing Efforts | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

The type of content you're putting out on a daily, weekly,  monthly basis can come in a wide array of forms.

You could be blogging, producing webinars, or creating a podcast about your life as a cat lady.

Regardless of what you’re doing, your content is not being produced for you; it’s being produced for your audience. And if you don’t have an audience, your content doesn’t matter.

You could be the best cat lady podcast out there, but if no one knows about it, it doesn’t matter. Let’s look at 8 ways you can underline, circle and highlight your content on the Internet. Read more: click image or title.




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Each one of these #content marketing #tips is excellent.

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: How On Earth Was I Going To Start a Website? - The SiteSell Blog

Entrepreneur Spotlight: How On Earth Was I Going To Start a Website? - The SiteSell Blog | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Susan only knew how to surf website, but not how to build one. Now she runs her own e-business from home, selling ebooks and video courses.
Tell us about your website, www.easy-food-dehydrating.com. When and why did you start your site?

The housing bubble had burst and people were getting laid off from their jobs.  To be honest, that didn’t really affect me because I’ve always had that entrepreneurial streak … since the young age of 15 when I worked on dad’s farms for pocket money and learned that hard work pays off. My dad is a great teacher and a hard worker, himself being self-employed since leaving the (British) Army.  His work ethic rubbed off on me.

In 2008, I was working from home doing mechanical engineering design (with my brother) and then the recession began. Work dried up. What to do? I tried selling stuff on Amazon à la “FBA” (Fulfillment By Amazon) but the only ones being fulfilled were Amazon themselves …

Fast-forward to 2010 … I was watching Glenn Beck when he was on Fox News and he stated that his family had stored dehydrated food down in his basement – for emergency food purposes. The light bulb went off in my head.  You see, we’d been through back-to-back hurricanes in 2004 and we were without power for a couple of weeks. Fresh food ran out and frozen food languished in the freezer … what a waste.

I researched the food dehydrating topic and realized I wouldn’t be the first to start a website on food dehydrating.  I must admit I was a little scared of starting my own website … but excited too.

And then it hit me. How On Earth Was I Going To Start A Website?

I didn’t know a thing about websites, aside from how to surf! And on other websites I noticed “become an affiliate and sell our items on your website.”  What’s an affiliate? I wondered. I then did what we all do: I Googled “get a free website” …

The results yielded what I deserved to see from the search – but seeing as this is a family show I won’t repeat what I read here.  I then did a more realistic search “build a website” and up came a nice young lady who had an SBI! site.  I thought, What’s SBI? I continued reading the lady’s home page, and I was hooked, or rather I was persuaded with common-sense information that SBI! was the “real deal” – chock full of business guidance that “the other” website hosts just don’t offer.

On December 23, 2010, I became the proud parent of a brand new bouncing baby website I’d decided to call Easy Food Dehydrating.  And the rest, as they say, is history! Read more: click image or title.



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My favorite too, I like SBI for its complete package and step by step building of a great looking site.

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Meet the man behind FontDaddy.com Great products! Great service!

Meet the man behind FontDaddy.com Great products! Great service! | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

FontDaddy.com is the best online resource for free fonts for PC and Mac. Download great looking free fonts fast and easy.



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Hi Dave, (Growthink CEO)

You are a wonder. Your Financial Business Modelling put in the Excel format is an excellent way to make entrepreneurs understand the basic concept of finances. Your direct involvement and assistance in my case is very much appreciated.


Khai Levinh
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Find that special font that goes with your idea or website personality. Very creative.

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The Grid Introduces Websites that Design Themselves

The Grid Introduces Websites that Design Themselves | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

If you spend hours clumsily manipulating the design of your company or personal website, the advent of a product like The Grid could prove a giant time-saver. Based on its descriptions and introduction, The Grid is not just another drag-and-drop, easy-to-use website builder.

In fact, The Grid doesn’t want you to drag or drop anything more than your content. Rather than you focus on your site’s layout and design, The Grid has it handled.

The Grid uses artificial intelligence to constantly evolve the design and layout of your site. If you want to post new photos to your site, just post the photos and The Grid will adapt your site to the latest content.

To read more, click on title or image.



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The article references to the crowdfunding campaign to sign up at the $8.00 per month rate, however, it's still possible now to be a 'founding member'. Check out the video. A lot of high profile investors have joined and put $4.6 million of funding money in this project. This is ready to disrupt the website building sector. The click of a mouse will now build you a site with everything on it as you wish.

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Redesigning Your Website in 2015? Start By Asking These 5 Questions.

Redesigning Your Website in 2015? Start By Asking These 5 Questions. | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Updating your website can be one of the biggest challenges you face when it comes to marketing your business, but it doesn't have to be.

Any business owner who has ever redesigned his or her company website will tell you: It’s not for the faint of heart. Whether you struggle to get key stakeholders on the same page, question where and how to best invest your money, or wonder why nobody quite gets your vision, redesigning your website can be one of the biggest challenges you face when it comes to marketing your business.

But it doesn’t have to be.

When you ask the right questions from the get-go, you can save time, frustration and dollars in the long run. As we head into 2015, here are the five most important ones to consider before you get started.

1. What is the goal of the new website?

Before you embark on the redesign process, it’s important to think strategically about your content so you're clear about what you want the new site to achieve. Do you want people to buy products? Fill out an application? Subscribe to an enewsletter?

The clearer you get about exactly what actions you want users to take, the easier it will be to design your information architecture (essentially the map or framework of your site), and the more satisfied you and your users will be with the results.

2. What is and is not working with the current site?

Prior to getting started, take stock of your existing website and assess what you want to keep and what can be tossed. Do you hear any common complaints from customers or other frequent visitors? Can you glean any insights from Google Analytics?

For example, if site visitors tend to drop off at certain pages, consider what elements or content might be created to pique their interest. If you notice that users hover and click in a certain spot that doesn’t currently lead anywhere, perhaps it makes sense to add a link to "learn more."

Be sure to dig into the data here, rather than rely on gut instinct.

“Making decisions from data, rather than emotion, is paramount during the redesign process," says Curt Schwab, founder and CEO of digital agency Blue Water. "It’s always harder to see your own brand objectively, but the data doesn’t lie.”


3. What are your "must haves" vs. "nice to haves"?

When you redesign your website, it’s easy to get distracted by bells and whistles that you don’t actually need (and blow your budget out of proportion). This is hard for business owners who want everything right now, but just as the web is ever evolving, so too is a good website.

“Know that your site will never be ‘done,'” Schwab says. “Instead, take an iterative approach. Focus on your must haves right now and plan to make ongoing changes and optimizations based on user feedback and interaction down the line.”

4. Am I currently using a content management system, and if so, how is it working for me?

Building your website using a content-management system (CMS) has become de rigor in recent years. Popular CMSs, such as Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla, allow you to easily update your website content without knowing how to code (so you don't have to rely completely on a developer).

If you’re not currently using a CMS, then you should absolutely include one in the new site. If you already have a CMS, take time to consider whether it’s working for you and meeting all of your needs. If not, it might be worth exploring other content-management systems on the market to find a better fit.

Technology is constantly evolving and it makes sense to take full advantage of what’s available.

5) Should I do this in house or outsource?

When considering whether to do the redesign in-house vs. hire a pro or agency, it’s important to understand the magnitude of the undertaking at hand, and honestly assess whether it’s the best use of your resources. It can be tempting to want to save money by doing the redesign in house, but don’t underrate the value of having someone objective and skilled to guide you through the process.

“If you do decide to stay in house, take a good look at your internal resources," Schwab says. "For a successful redesign, you need a 360-degree team, which includes someone with online-marketing expertise, a copywriter, a designer, a developer and a project manager to stay on top of all the moving pieces.”

Are there any questions you wish you’d asked before redesigning your website? Any key lessons learned? We’d love to hear about them in the comments section below!


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A website is a must-have, for any kind of business. Do it right from the start.

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Standing out in a world of information density | Mark Schaefer

Standing out in a world of information density | Mark Schaefer | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

I think the future belongs to the content creators who are focused on delivering quality content to a niche.One example of this is the site SoulPancake. They are devoted to answering the big questions of life in a fun, entertaining, and sometimes profound way. Their approach has now resulted in a profitable business, a book, and even a television program. Their content is not focused on SEO or tricky headlines that drive traffic. Their success comes 100% through honest, amazing, entertaining content.


If you want to look at a more corporate type of example, I love the way Adidas is creating beautiful adventure videos to promote their Outdoor division. My neighbor told me he spent an entire evening just watching videos of athletes hanging from cliffs. He was living vicariously through these videos and building an emotional connection to the brand and what it stands for...

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This is all it comes down too. Good content, quality, quality, quality!

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What is the strategy to stand out in a world of increasing information density? Mark Schaefer answers.

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How to measure your website's effectiveness with Alexa - FreeNomads

How to measure your website's effectiveness with Alexa - FreeNomads | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Alexa.com is an excellent way to get a snapshot of your website, see its global rank and compare yourself to your competition. Let's look at how to interpret this information.

Alexa.com, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, is an excellent way to get a quick snapshot of your website, see its global rank and compare yourself to your competition.

On the website, write the URL of your site and you will see the results.

Note: In order to get a quick overview of the websites you visit, you can install the Alexa toolbar directly in your internet browser.

The most important information on Alexa is your website’s global rank, bounce rate, daily pageviews per visitor, daily time on site and incoming links. So, what do these mean?

- See more at: http://www.freenomads.com/blog/?p=1060#sthash.kznALdaN.moTSQ4Ju.dpuf

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You can also get Alexa's toolbar, for free. It shows the ranking of every website you access immediately. Plus other good information.

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10 Phenomenal Blogs in Totally Boring Industries

10 Phenomenal Blogs in Totally Boring Industries | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Think only B2C blogs can be interesting? Here are 10 blogs from a variety of "boring" industries that'll prove you wrong.

Warning: The following blogs are gonna be boring. They're for industries that you most likely don't care about -- most are B2B businesses, so the chances of you being interested in that content and also a reader of our blog are kinda slim. 

But, there's no denying that these blogs absolutely rock. Though you may not always be interested in the topics or industries that these blogs talk about, they are kicking some serious butt at doing their job for people in those industries.

Because we've talked about quality content being decided by your audience, we've got to give these amazing blogs in totally boring industries a high-five. So prepare yourself to be blown away. And who knows? By the end, you may be subscribed to a few of them ;)

To read the full article, click on the title or image.




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Making content interest with crispy clear and inviting landing pages is an art. Lots of work to do still.

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7 Ways to Improve Copywriting on your Landing Page

7 Ways to Improve Copywriting on your Landing Page | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
When you’re a great content marketer, you not only write engaging brand related articles for the corporate blog, you’re often involved in crafting ever more powerful marketing copywriting for your company landing pages. When you knock it out of the park, you can get conversions, leads and even brand advocates.

To read the full article, click on the title or image.


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Exact information for your website's landing pages.

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Find And Dominate Profitable Niches in 6 Easy Steps – Infographic

Find And Dominate Profitable Niches in 6 Easy Steps – Infographic | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Finding a niche is easy but when it comes down to understanding your niche, inside and out, including what your audience needs, wants and desires, it can either break or make your online business.

 

How To Find And Dominate Profitable Niches in 6 Easy Steps – Infographic


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This #infographic shows an excellent methodology to find a #niche and start making it profitable for you. Some good websites and sources to make it happen.

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4 Types of Content That Persuade Customers to Purchase | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy

4 Types of Content That Persuade Customers to Purchase | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Discerning customers want feel confident they're making the right purchasing decision. These four types of content can help persuade them.

Prospects are interested in your products. They’ve already interacted with your company by signing up for your email newsletter, accessing a free ebook, or tweeting at you on social media. You’ve been building trust, and you think your prospects are finally ready to make a purchase.

To ensure that prospects make that leap and become customers, you need to create content specifically for the bottom of the sales funnel. (highlight to tweet) This content aims to reassure prospects that they’re making the right purchasing decision and decreases the amount of risk involved in spending their money.

The following are four types of content you should produce and curate for customers at the bottom of your sales funnel. Read more: click image or title.




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Good advice, always check and check again how you set it up.

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These 39 Sites Have Amazing Stock Photos You Can Use For Free

These 39 Sites Have Amazing Stock Photos You Can Use For Free | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

It can be insanely hard to find high quality, high-res free stock photos for personal and commercial use. A growing number of websites have amazing photos you can use for your work. Some of them cost money. Not everybody can afford those high quality photos. Fortunately most of these sites have images you can use for free.

We’ve curated a list of awesome sites that have great stock images you can use for free. You may have seen some of them already on other stock photos lists. But you will still find this list useful.

Most of the photos you will find on these sites are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. You can copy, modify, distribute and use for even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. However, some photos may require attribution. But they are all free to use. Read more: click on image or title.



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Finding good quality images can be a challenge and a huge waste of time. This is a good source of websites that offer free photos for use.

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A Simple Plan for Writing One Powerful Piece of Online Content per Week - Copyblogger

A Simple Plan for Writing One Powerful Piece of Online Content per Week - Copyblogger | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Consistently good content creation is the backbone of online business. But how can you make that happen week in and week out to build your business?
Quality over quantity

If you believe Jon Morrow (and who doesn’t?), you know that writing one epic post per week is a better long-term strategy than writing mediocre content every day.

That’s what you’re aiming for in your start here: one weekly post that will attract attention, establish your authority, and encourage people to share your information.

And keep in mind, Brian Clark built Copyblogger.com by writing two posts per week in the beginning.

It all starts on morning one.

Read more: click on image or title.




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Writing good content day after day or week after way takes a system. This article will get you on the right track.

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13 Quick Tricks to Drive Traffic to Your Blog in Minutes

13 Quick Tricks to Drive Traffic to Your Blog in Minutes | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
The secret to attracting more traffic is doing what others are not doing. This post offers 13 quick tricks to drive traffic to your blog in minutes.

It happens to the best of bloggers.

You produce stellar content that’s helpful and easy to read.

You even publish a blog post a week – or more – to prove you’re serious about blogging.

You genuinely care about your audience.

But sometimes, despite doing everything by the book, the traffic’s a dud.

That’s when the questions start – am I good enough to be doing this? Heck, does blogging even work as a legitimate business model? Am I wasting my time?

If that’s you, let me clear the air by quoting Jon Morrow, “Each and every one of us decides who we are. No, you may not be ready to be a popular blogger now, but you can become ready.”

Blogging works. We’ve seen a lot of proof around us for that. The problem is not blogging; it is doing things that don’t yield trust or traffic to your blog.

You see, a decade ago you could crank out a 300-word piece and get more content published, left, right and center. In those days, just having something published meant you could attract huge traffic. Because not many were doing it.

Gradually, the world caught up and more people started putting out better content. Longer, more in depth, more useful content. Bloggers started calling it “epic posts”.

Today, most of the world has caught up with “epic”. It’s no longer a differential point. It’s a given.

The secret to attracting more traffic is doing what others are not doing, or unwilling to do yet.

And what if I told you it could be done in under 30 minutes?

To make it easier for you, I have compiled a list of 13 quick tricks to drive traffic to your blog in minutes:




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Jef Bullas always brings excellent tips and information. He really knows how to improve your #blog results and how to set up your #webpage.

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7 pillars of minimalist Web design

7 pillars of minimalist Web design | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
To balance aesthetics with functionality, minimalist web design is defined by fearless use of space, stunning visuals, striking typography, and an overall focus on the content itself – and nothing else.

When it comes to minimalism, don’t think it’s easier just because it’s simpler. Because there are fewer elements, you must provide the same level of usability (perhaps even better) with less interface. To balance aesthetics with functionality, minimalist Web design is defined by fearless use of space, stunning visuals, striking typography, and an overall focus on the content itself – and nothing else.

We call these techniques the pillars of minimalism, and below we’ve listed the seven most helpful based on our experiences building and appreciating websites. It’s no surprise that minimalism is becoming a popular style today – it correlates directly with many of the modern web design trends, which you’ll also recognize below. Read more: click title or image.




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Your website is your portal to communicating with the world. Make it easy, simple, clear and convincingly attractive. Minimalist web design is a great approach, take a look at this article, you might get some ideas.

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How I Helped Polar Get to 40M+ Pageviews

How I Helped Polar Get to 40M+ Pageviews | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

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Polar recently got acquired by Google just two years after launch. Here's how I pitched it to the press and got it from 0 to 40 million pageviews monthly.

So you finally put the finishing touches on your website and pushed it live. Damn, it looks so good! Your business is now ready to be shown to the world. Yet nobody is coming.

Or, you push it live and get a few hundred signups in the first hour. This is because you got your stuff together with the press and received a few articles written about your business at launch. So you pitch to more media and got to 1M pageviews in the first month.

Is it hard? Sure. But you can do this. You do not need to hire PR firms to help. I did not.

I’ve done PR for six years on my own and have gotten 1,298 stories written about things I’ve pitched. Quite recently, I got a startup acquired by Google in two years after founding by just pitching to the press.

Before I tell you the story of how I did this I want you to remember one thing (if it’s the only thing you remember from this article): Whenever you pitch anything to media make sure to provide valuable content related to journalist’s beat. Notice the bold and underline.

Valuable content – that’s where it’s at, it will either make or break your pitch and that is what the press will respond to the most.

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By Dmitry Dragilev the founder of growth hacking consultancy Criminally Prolific. He also runs JustReachOut, a service that helps startups get featured by the press.





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#Infographic The ultimate guide to creating a successful online business

#Infographic The ultimate guide to creating a successful online business | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Creating a successful online business can be a challenge even for an experienced entrepreneur. The number of potential pitfalls multiply as technology becomes increasingly diverse.

So this handy infographic, designed by ecommerce platforms, offers some welcome advice for anyone pushing out a startup in the coming year.

Should you be using images, or focus everything on text? Do you really need an “About Us” page? Will implementing live chat on your site result in more sales? Should you focus your marketing efforts on an email campaign, or pour everything into social media? You’ll find the answers to these, and many more questions, below.




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The Five Marketing Must-Haves of an Online Startup

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Startups are often strapped for cash, crunched for time, and slammed with responsibilities. This kind of lean and agile operations need a particular kind of marketing power. Startups can’t do every marketing activity in the book.They certainly can’t spend all the money they want. But they still need to do marketing. How?

Here are the five essentials that online startups need to possess.

More: http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilpatel/2014/10/27/the-five-marketing-must-haves-of-an-online-startup/


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Not just for startups, this is good for every business.

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The Best Infographics to Help You Create Smart Content

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These days, creating online content and gaining results can get pretty overwhelming. There are countless vehicles to use, plenty of social media sites to distribute on, and more than enough platforms…



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Maria Serrano Correia's curator insight, August 18, 2014 7:00 AM

smart "journalistic type" of content

Benjamin Labarthe-Piol's curator insight, August 18, 2014 3:43 PM

Great infographic

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This is overall useful info

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4 Easy Tricks to Personalize Your Marketing Strategy

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As a seasoned marketer, you’re well-aware of the need to ‘reach the right audiences at the right time with the right message.’ You’ve heard this expression over and over — so we won’t belabor the point.

You already know why you need to do it. The problem is that you’re part of a small team and that there are only 24 hours in a day. Presumably (read: hopefully), you spend some of that time sleeping and having fun.

You need an arsenal of high-impact tactics — stuff that’s creative, easy to implement, and pilot-tested by others in your field. That’s where this blog post comes in — to give you some quick, ready-to-execute ideas.

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The Rise of The Scrolling Site

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In 10 short years, the web has evolved from a collection of barebones informational sites, to a vast world of interactive experiences, immense social networks, complex data visualizations, applications and utilities. It has become a huge part of our lives, and as such we have shaped it to fit our ever evolving needs. This article will explore the emergence of the scrolling site: what it is and how it came to be one of the most popular and effective ways of presenting content on the web.

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This article will explore the emergence of the scrolling site: what it is and how it came to be one of the most popular and effective ways of presenting content on the web.

Wendy Brown Singer's curator insight, June 11, 2014 1:02 PM

Be sure to click on some of the website examples to experience their innovative use of scrolling -- these designs completely blow away the scrolling site of 10-15 years ago.