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How to Delete Yourself from the Internet [Infographic]

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet [Infographic] | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Ready to erase your tracks and disappear online, once and for all? This infographic from Who Is Hosting This reveals the nine steps you need to take to remove your personal information collected all over the web.

Many of the steps are ones we've mentioned in our own guide on the subject, from deactivating online accounts to getting yourself off of data collection lists. It also offers a few more suggestions, such as falsifying your account information for those horrendous accounts you can't delete and making sure your phone company doesn't have you listed as well. Of course, if you don't want to completely disappear from the web, you can just pick and choose which steps to do to protect your privacy and personal information.


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It's amazing how much information is out there about you. Have you ever Googled yourself?

There may be many reasons for 'deleting' your online presence, or parts of it. This is good information.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 7, 8:21 AM


Very interesting...


Carol Rine's curator insight, March 8, 6:18 AM

How to Disappear Online !

Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, March 13, 3:50 PM

Some sites to be aware of where you have an online presence.

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The Real Reason AdWords Isn't Working For Many Small Businesses

The Real Reason AdWords Isn't Working For Many Small Businesses | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

By now, you’ve probably read the New York Times piece that’s been making the rounds lately. If not, here’s the upshot: it concludes that Google AdWords isn’t practical for small businesses.


Unfortunately, it’s not the first time the Gray Lady has gone after AdWords, nor is it the first time that the paid search community has responded so vigorously in its defense. The real tragedy of the latest piece isn’t that AdWords has been singled out – it’s that the Times (and the business owners it interviewed) have once again missed the point....

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Via Jeff Domansky
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

It's a big step to incorporate AdWords for a small business. It needs to be executed right. If a consultant is necessary, do it, it'll be worth the money in the long run.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 6, 7:08 AM

It's not cost of Adwords, it's poor management by marketing that  leads to poor results.

Laura Brown's comment, March 6, 8:09 AM
Most people are ad blind and there are addons to block most ads from showing up at all (on the reader's web browser). I don't see how Adwords works for anyone versus finding something where you really are reaching people who are directly interested in your business or service. Google Ads and any ads online are something to play around with in your spare time.
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Top 5 Reasons to Adopt Responsive Web Design in 2014 | Tips

Top 5 Reasons to Adopt Responsive Web Design in 2014 | Tips | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Is responsive web design your top priority this year? If not, you must get in touch with the upcoming design trends in 2014 by adopting this popular design technique.

I have compiled a list of the top 5 reasons why you should switch to responsive web design as sooner as today!

1. Google’s Recommendation

Nothing can beat our reason number one. In, 2012, Google strongly recommended the use of responsive web design and presently deems it to be the best practice for smart-phone optimized websites. Responsive websites have one URL and the same HTML. This lets Google easily crawl and index your website content. This reason alone should make you sign up for responsive design now!

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More visitors use your site and view your content on different devices. Responsive design takes care of that, it is a big deal.

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StartupVitamins, cool quotes to stay focused...

StartupVitamins, cool quotes to stay focused... | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Startup Vitamins provides inspiration and motivation for startups - and supports them too!Startup Vitamins is a recently launched project, which offers inspiring posters with sayings from industry leaders such as Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Jason Fried, and more.Profit from sold posters goes towards supporting various organizations, which develop and bring value to the startup community. Currently profits are split between StartupWeekend and Garage48, both of which help ideas come to life around the world.



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The human mind has the ability to pop out of simplicity and start making the issue complicated. Stay balanced, walk that fine line of focus and being 'on'. As soon as you feel getting lost in too much detail or doubt, regain that focus by getting back to basics. Tune in again.

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75 Resources for Writing Incredible Copy that Converts | KISSmetrics

75 Resources for Writing Incredible Copy that Converts | KISSmetrics | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Excerpt from the article by KISSmetrics:
"Writing great copy is one of the most useful skills a marketer can develop. After all, copy is a key element of successful internet marketing across the board, from emails with sky-high open rates to blog posts that get shared hundreds or even thousands of times.

Masterful copywriting plays a big part in the difference between a website that converts like crazy and one that simply falls flat, failing to engage potential customers.

This resource guide provides links that will give you a strong foundation for writing great web copy.
Here are the main sections of the article:

  • E-books, Articles, Infographics, and Guides to Get You Started with Web Copywriting;
  • Must-Read Books on Direct Response Marketing and Copywriting;
  • Copywriting Courses;
  • The Best Websites and Blogs about Copywriting;
  • How to Write Amazing Headlines;
  • How to Write Phenomenal CTAs (Call to Actions);
  • SEO Copywriting – How-To’s, Tips, and Best Practices;
  • How to Write E-commerce Copy that Sells;
  • Conversion Copywriting and Landing Pages;


These 75 resources should be enough to get you started on your way to becoming a web copy samurai..."

Each section is analyzed with detailed resources and and external links. Read full original article:
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Via Giuseppe Mauriello
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Great resource, take advantage of it.

Here are a few more: this information is from SBI/Sitesell, an organization teaching people how to set up their own websites and do it right! They work with the principle of CTPM, which means Content, Traffic, Pre-Sell, Monetize. Tens of thousands of regular people, meaning no IT experts, have set up their sites and chosen their niche. There are many success stories. I for one started a little over a year ago and I have a site now with more than 400 visitors daily! I had no clue how any of this worked before.

Now here is the link to some free e-books that SBI gives away as an introduction. At the same link you see also some ways to try out some of the SBI tools. The links are in part 2, so scroll down a bit and you’ll see a grid with free ebooks. Those have everything you need to learn about copywriting and also marketing online. Incredible resource.
http://freetrial.sitesell.com/welcome23.html

Let me know if this works for you!


PS: I added this as a comment to the article.

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Jose Gonzalez's curator insight, February 24, 8:00 PM

Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks

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Tips for Startups on Raising Old Money and Crowdfunding - SiliconHills

Tips for Startups on Raising Old Money and Crowdfunding - SiliconHills | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Old real estate and oil money in town invested in San Antonio’s Rackspace early on, said Stephanie Chandler, partner with Jackson-Walker.

It was one of the first cases of old San Antonio money backing a startup technology venture here, she said.

Now with Geekdom, a technology incubator and accelerator in downtown San Antonio, the goal is to get even more local investment into startups, Chandler said.

“Over the last ten years there’s a much more significant uptick in what families are doing,” in investing in startup deals, she said. “Five years ago, we didn’t have the Rackspace founders looking at deals.”

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Here's a good look at an upcoming startup hub: Austin/San Antonio, and the funding situation for startups there as seen by an insider.

The new opportunities created by crowdfunding and the eagerness of 'old money' to play into new trends and profits. Combine that with the new requirements of equity crowdfunding, and you have a good and informative article.

Interesting read for any startup to see how 'smart money' thinks.

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6 Ways to Create Great Content in Only 15 Minutes a Day #leancontent

Business owners and marketers are under such time pressure. How can they have an effective web presence and keep the business going at the same time? This guide provides helpful tips to keep the content flowing when time is short.


90 quick slides to some great ideas on how to use and share content that you create all the time anyways.


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Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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Some great and powerful tools to get the attention, watch how Mark Shaefer is doing it.

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GKAnanthram's curator insight, February 24, 12:55 AM
Plan and allot the reasonable minimum time for each of the positive prospect ; do not chase a crooked shadow or a mirage !
Ali Anani's curator insight, February 24, 9:18 PM

A well-thought writing process

Paula Silva's comment, March 3, 3:37 PM
Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17
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10 Twitter tips & tricks to keep your followers engaged | Blog | Twitter Counter

10 Twitter tips & tricks to keep your followers engaged | Blog | Twitter Counter | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

With more than 500 million tweets being sent on a typical day and 115 million active Twitter users every month, your tweets could easily be buried under the pile. So how can you make sure your account doesn’t go unnoticed? Here are 10 easy to follow tips to improve your Twitter engagement by getting more retweets and mentions.

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Twitter is a quick way to get your message out to many people. Good tips in this article. Plain and simple.

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Copywriting Tips for the Three Most Important Pages on Your Website

Copywriting Tips for the Three Most Important Pages on Your Website | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Your home page, landing page, and about page are crucial to your online marketing success. I've crammed 20 years of website copywriting experience into this concise, action-oriented tutorial. ...

Scroll beyond the comments to find the full text or watch the slideshare presentation.

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A master copywriter explains his craft. Great tips, simple and powerful.

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The Revolution Will NOT Be Televised: Google Plus For Real Estate Agents

The Revolution Will NOT Be Televised: Google Plus For Real Estate Agents | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
When it comes to social media, there are two platforms that are no longer optional: Facebook and Google Plus. Yes, Twitter is cool and Pinterest is fun, but they can’t do for your real estate business what Facebook and Google Plus can -- at least not yet.

As a real estate agent, your job is just as much about marketing as it is about actually showing homes. If people don’t know a home is for sale, then there is a very small chance it will sell. So what can you do? Of course, you can do all of the traditional marketing techniques like direct mail, open houses and pounding the pavement, but wouldn’t it be easier (and more cost-efficient) to be able to sell a home from the comfort of your office?

With the ever-increasing clout of social media, this is no longer just a dream. If you play your cards right, it can surely become your reality. In fact, I know because this is a BIG part of my business. My blog is the hub of my business, but it is the social media tools such as Google Plus, Facebook and a few others — along with search engine optimization — that allow me to be in front of more people on a daily basis.

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Via Martin (Marty) Smith
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Totally agree, this is not limited to real estate agents. It's an excellent article that describes all the potential of Google+ in everyday language.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, February 13, 3:40 AM

The Revolution Won't Be Televised YOU Will Create & Publish It
Real Estate is about to CHANGE. The space is being "rolled up" by outside forces - forces who know more about Internet marketing than real estate such as Redfin, Zillow and Trulia.

Bloomberg shared the GOOD NEWS (http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-07/why-redfin-zillow-and-trulia-havent-killed-off-real-estate-brokers ) about the "resilience" of "the old model". It seems buying a home is something people want help with and are willing to pay for that help.

If the attack of the roll up artists have been at least momentarily slowed there is another problem - how should realtors market themselves. I just scooped a post about niche marketing (http://sco.lt/7V8dLV ).

Finding an ownable "content niche" may be the most important mission any realtor faces and few understand or discuss. An attempt to be all things to all buyers/sellers online is a prescription for disaster.

Online your ability to own a niche such as relocation specialist or passionate about Arts and Crafts bungalows CREATES AN ABILITY TO SELL MORE BROADLY.

This is the CATCH-22 of marketing online where you must effectively narrowcast to have the authority needed to broadcast. Tools mastery reflects this online marketing irony for realtors. YES you can get business from StumbleUpon, but that business may be costly since learning StumbleUpon took away from your mastery of Facebook and GooglePlus.

I don't agree with the elimination of Twitter for realtors. Twitter is the "radio of the web" when you blog something Twitter is a great place to announce its presence. Twitter helps build community and its time to use to mastery is low enough it shouldn't take away from a more concentrated focus in learning how to use Facebook and G+ at high levels.

I do agree with Facebook and G+ along with a blog / website (see my Curatti post on the difference between blogs and websites http://curatti.com/websites-vs-blogs/ ) as the core of any realtors online marketing tool set and arsenal and the linked post does a great job explaining why.

The most important, and counter intuitive, idea is to NARROW to an ownable niche in a real estate agents online marketing since doing so creates the permission and authority needed to benefit from broadcast.


In other words, if you are the Arts and Crafts bungalow expert in Durham, NC you will get more condo and Victorian sales too because your online presence has authority. Trying to become an online authority in more than one niche is HARD to IMPOSSIBLE.

And that online marketing lesson applies to lawyers, doctors, accountants and car dealers too. Find the ownable niche, become an authority even if it is only "local authority" and use Facebook to create community and GooglePlus to create conversation and you will continue to beat back the Zillows of the world.

Bill Gassett's comment, February 13, 12:04 PM
Thanks for sharing Marc! I have followed and recommended your Scoop.it page:)
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Infographic: The Surprising Words That Get Top Content Shared - Marketing Technology Blog

Infographic: The Surprising Words That Get Top Content Shared - Marketing Technology Blog | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Infographic: The Surprising Words That Get Top Content Shared by Douglas Karr on Marketing Technology Blog

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Via Josh Leichtung
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Language use is very important in online communications. I've recently posted an article on my 'Crowdfunding' topic about language that predicts success or failure in crowdfunding campaigns: http://sco.lt/8kfJ33 Here we get more of the same for content sharing. Great stuff.

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Josh Leichtung's curator insight, February 4, 10:30 AM

There is a blending of art and science behind all marketing. Crafting headlines/subject is now made easier. Here's a list of words scientifically proven to get your content shared more.

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How Google Plus Profiles & Pages Gain Search Authority

How Google Plus Profiles & Pages Gain Search Authority | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Increasing Visibility & Influence In Google Search

That means that anyone who wants to make use of Google+ as part of an overall strategy of increasing visibility and influence in Google Search should be actively pursuing all of the following tactics:

- Build a strong network within Google+. You should seek to cultivate not just a large number of followers, but more importantly, active relationships and partnerships with influential Google+ users. Their citations to your profile have a powerful effect on its authority to Google.


 - Cultivate quality links from trusted websites. Create the kind of presence on Google+ that site owners want to recommend and link to. When being interviewed or referenced by a site, ask if they would link to your Google+ profile or page for identity purposes.


 - Use Google Authorship for your content across the Web. Although this tip applies only to personal profiles, since Google Authorship involves a legitimate, Google-approved link to our profile, the more quality content you produce on trusted sites, the more authority given to your profile.


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Via Jaana Nyström
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Very interesting to increase your visibility and ranking online. If anyone wants to connect with my Google+ profile, go to Marc Kneepkens on Google+

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Jaana Nyström's curator insight, February 1, 6:56 AM

Google+ = Google...

Bill Gassett's curator insight, February 2, 5:01 AM

Great insight from Google Plus maven Mark Traphagen who explains how out Google+ profiles can become relevant in search on their own.

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Billion-Dollar Startup Club - WSJ.com

Billion-Dollar Startup Club - WSJ.com | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
The Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource are tracking companies that are valued at $1 billion or more by venture-capital firms. Today there are more than 30 such companies in the U.S., Europe and China.

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Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
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Dazzling numbers. Which ones are profitable?

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Womenabler's curator insight, January 27, 9:01 AM

Any of 'em female-founded, I wonder? Hope so!

Romain Baudot's curator insight, January 29, 8:08 AM

Companies to follow

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How to Link to a Google Plus Post

How to Link to a Google Plus Post | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
If you've ever wanted to share a Google+ Post with someone, to other social networks perhaps, or just wanted to bookmark it for later reading, here's how to link to a Google+ Post.

Have you ever found or shared some really great information to Google+ and wanted to send someone else directly to that post? Or maybe you're interested in bookmarking the post for later so that you can reference it or read it another time. Either way, you need to be able to find the link to that post and perhaps open it in it's own tab. While it's pretty easy to do, it's not exactly obvious just by looking at a post in your stream or on your wall.

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Great tip! It's one of those things that you can spend a lot of time on to figure it out.

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22 LinkedIn Secrets LinkedIn Won't Tell You

22 LinkedIn Secrets LinkedIn Won't Tell You | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

LinkedIn can be the best tool for building your brand. I have written several articles about LinkedIn, and they often generate the most comments. Here are the highlights of my LinkedIn advice from previous articles, along with additional tips and tricks, many of which remain unspoken by the people at LinkedIn. With this checklist in hand, you can make your LinkedIn profile your best personal branding tool. These little-known, often-overlooked and seemingly counterintuitive tips deliver big results with minimal effort....

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Via Jeff Domansky
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

I like practical and insightful tips that teach me something new, quickly.

Great tips. Good to know.

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aanve's curator insight, March 5, 7:10 PM

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Chris Bantock's curator insight, March 6, 12:16 AM

Some more great tips to get the most out of LinkedIn 

Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, March 6, 1:38 AM

Secretos no tan secretos…

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How To Protect Your Business Info From Prying Eyes When Using Public WiFi

How To Protect Your Business Info From Prying Eyes When Using Public WiFi | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

I don’t know about you, but I love working from coffee shops. There is something about it that helps the creativity flow and I seem to be able to write better. From many entrepreneurs that I talk to feel the same way. It’s a great feeling to sit down with a nice Mocha and pump out some good content and complete tasks. But there is one HUGE risk when doing this…

With coffee shops, or anywhere else that offers free public WiFi, it is a perfect place for snoopers and hackers to take all of your files and info. For example, let’s say you jump on Facebook real quick to check out what’s happening… That username and password you just typed in, just went public. Meaning, anyone with the right program (which I am not going to talk about) could have just swiped your info. It’s crazy, but it really is that easy. The same goes for logging on via your tablet or smartphone. Public Hot Spots are NOT safe at all! So the question is, do we risk our privacy for convenience?

Well the good news is, you don’t have to! Your best solution for keeping your info safe while enjoying your local coffee shop is something called a VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN helps encrypt your data going through the WiFi. VPNs also provide other features besides just security, but I want to focus on the security aspect in this post.

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Via Daniel Watson
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Yes! Highly recommended. I have used VPN's for years, living in emerging countries where Skype was blocked and many websites or social networks. Now we use it all the time, even in safe locations, especially when looking up financial accounts. I remember just recently accessing a credit card account, without having my VPN on. The next day this account was hacked. VPN's are a must.

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Ivan Garcia-Hidalgo's curator insight, February 27, 6:41 AM

Want to stay safe while on public WiFi? Well consider using #VPN ---> How To Protect Your Business Info From Prying Eyes When Using Public WiFi #cybersecurity

Jim's curator insight, February 27, 7:33 AM

How often do we stop to log in to get an update on email or social media and figure "what's the risk?" In this case, it could be plenty.

eProAgi Anderson's curator insight, February 27, 7:34 AM

Get the Scoop on with public WiFi!

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9 Ways to Be Less Annoying on LinkedIn

9 Ways to Be Less Annoying on LinkedIn | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
LinkedIn brings out the worst in some people. Here's how not to be one of them.

As the network seems poised for change--recently, LinkedIn announced that it will soon allow anyone to publish content on its platform (much as LinkedIn Influencers do now)--I talked with David Gowel, CEO at RockTech, and author of The Power in a Link: Open Doors, Close Deals, and Change the Way You Do Business Using LinkedIn. 

Here's what I learned about how to leverage LinkedIn without seeming needy, greedy, or just plain annoying:

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Via Anita Windisman, massimo facchinetti
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About building relationships, not stacking up numbers and data.

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Infographic: LinkedIn Groups for Sales Success

Infographic: LinkedIn Groups for Sales Success | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
LinkedIn has long been a solid source for business to business marketers and sales departments to find and connect with their prospects and customers. It’s also a great platform to include in your content strategies.

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Via Rami Kantari, Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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Linkedin is the world of business. You can make of it whatever you want. I created a group called 'Investing in Renewable Energy' a few years ago. There are almost 8000 members now. Feel free to join: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Investing-in-Renewable-Energy-1852175/about

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BlairEvanBall's curator insight, February 24, 10:04 AM

LinkedIn can be a powerful way to reach your B2B audience with Groups. However, groups have grown from 200k to 1.89 million today. Be clear, be focused to cut through the digital noise.

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StartupVitamins: Quotes for Startups & Offices

StartupVitamins: Quotes for Startups & Offices | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Startup Vitamins provides inspiration and motivation for startups - and supports them too!

Startup Vitamins is a recently launched project, which offers inspiring posters with sayings from industry leaders such as Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Jason Fried, and more.

Profit from sold posters goes towards supporting various organizations, which develop and bring value to the startup community. Currently profits are split between StartupWeekend and Garage48, both of which help ideas come to life around the world.


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We get caught up in our own little world/business, without seeing the tremendous possibilities. We can duplicate ourselves, outsource, internationalize, think bigger. First create that value package, make it great. Then make it bigger.

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New to Mac? Four security tips you need to know

New to Mac? Four security tips you need to know | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

“The fundamental difference is that there are a LOT less malware threats and hacking attacks directed at Mac users than there are against Windows users.  Both can be attacked (and are), but normally it’s Windows users in the firing line. As I like to put it – I can get killed in Baghdad or Bournemouth.  

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Neither is 100% safe, but one is definitely less risky than the other. Both OSes require up-to-date anti-virus, security patches, best practices and a good healthy serving of common sense to keep them out of trouble.”

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So while Mac OS X enjoys a deservedly good reputation for security, there are steps any user can take to protect themselves – against loss, password theft, and to protect your most important files.  Whether your shiny new Mac is for work – or for home – here’s how to get started.

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Via Gust MEES
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Good to get a more in depth explanation about Macs and security.

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Eye Tracking 101: How Your Eyes Move on a Website

Eye Tracking 101: How Your Eyes Move on a Website | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Engage website visitors better by designing your site to match how people's eyes move on the page. Here are some surprising eye tracking stats to help.

 

Putting together a great looking website is a great start, but it is just a start.

 

True web design requires you to venture beyond the aesthetic and into the worlds of User Experience and Conversion Rate Optimization.

Knowing how the viewers of your site really see it can help to shine light on new and/or missed opportunities within your current design. It may also bring out the need for new elements or changes.

 

While there are plenty of options for improving CRO, eye tracking analysis provides some of the most useful information for optimizing your biggest digital marketing asset, your website.

 

A good design will catch people’s eye, but a great design will keep people on your site and get them engaged with your content. And while you shouldn’tunderestimate the power of good copy, your design is what people notice first.

 

We teamed up with our friends over at Single Grain to put together the infographic below in hopes that it will help everyone get a better, basic understanding of what eye tracking is and what it can do.

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Steve Baker's curator insight, February 19, 4:37 AM

Designing clean, effective websites that work and deliver clients 

Mike Milazzo's curator insight, February 21, 7:09 AM

When we get past all the ads.

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, February 22, 3:55 AM

One of my students' favorite topics... XD

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How to Increase Your Google+ Engagement by 281%

How to Increase Your Google+ Engagement by 281% | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

"If you are limited to the amount of time you can spend on Google+, I recommend that you focus your efforts on the following:

 

Authorship – by following these steps, you can add an image next to your search listings.Videos – by sharing videos related to your business, you can roughly get 28.6% more engagement.Ask questions – you will get more comments if you ask engaging questions. These questions could be related to your business, the industry your are in or anything else that your friends might like.Post on Friday – there are a lot of people on Google+ on Fridays from 11 am to 2 pm"

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Some good numbers showing the importance of Google+.

Also a few good pointers (and a sales pitch from Neil Patel from Quicksprout).

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Rich Rawdin's curator insight, February 17, 5:36 AM
This is a great article. Tons of information which I am going to try to figure out how to implement on Google +
Nacho Vega's curator insight, February 17, 2:02 PM

"Increase your organic traffic by up to 150%"

2DiFore Marketing Solutions's curator insight, February 21, 5:22 AM

Are you shy about using Google+ to increase your engagement, think again! Don't forget to use Google Hangout, it is more reliable than Skype!

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Scheduling Google+ Posts, The Complete Guide

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Whether for your personal profile or your brand page, the desire and question of how to schedule Google Plus posts is one that comes up daily, yet the answers aren't obvious. Here are ALL of your options.

First, can we all agree that not everyone uses Social Media the same way? Some of us are on Facebook and Twitter and Google+ just to have fun, while others are there for specific purposes, like establishing a brand. And within those segments, there are still countless ways to utilize the platforms, from consuming to creating to communicating to curating and more.

But another general idea that I think we can all agree on is that sometimes, nearly all of us will have a need to be able to schedule our activity on the network. Perhaps as an individual, you’ve found 2 - 3 or more articles you want to share, but you don’t want to spam them all out at the same time. Or perhaps as a business, you have time early in the morning to get online and create some social media activity for your brand, but want to make sure that your message goes out when it’s better for your actual audience.

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How to Schedule Google+ Posts, The Complete Guide

Scheduling posts and activity to Google+ is one of the most common questions, probably because everyone wants to be able to do it at one time or another, and of course Google+ offers no such option built-in.

But to complicate matters more, the array of third-party tools that are available aren't all the same. Essentially, some support personal profiles, while others only support brand pages.

While there isn't yet a single tool to rule them all, I can offer you a complete comparison of the free tools and techniques, some additional paid social media management tools that make for great options, and even debunk a few myths and legends that really don't work at all.

Learn more: http://owl.li/tpYkW 

Of all the tools available, is there one that you rely on the most? Are there any that I've completely missed and need to review pronto?

Thanks! And if this is a hot topic for you, please share and bookmark as I will be keeping this post updated as options develop.

#Google+ #GooglePlus  #GooglePlusTips #EvanG+

Claudia Beggiato's curator insight, February 11, 4:15 AM

It's a complete explanation of how to set up Google+ scheluled posts and all tools available. Very Very Interesting

Bill Gassett's curator insight, February 12, 6:37 PM

Do you want to know how to share your posts onto your business pages at Google Plus? Take a look at Mike Alton's excellent article on the ways to do so!

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The top 10 visual thinkers on Twitter - Mind Mapping Software Blog

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Visual thinking is an essential executive skill today. If you want to keep up with the latest thinking on this fascinating topic, why not follow these 10 visual thinking experts on Twitter?

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Fascinating topic. Take a closer look. The web is getting more visual all the time: infographics, images, videos, graphics, colors...



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10 Awesome Infographics to Guide your Marketing Plan for 2014

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Infographics seem to be getting more and more popular lately. They’re certainly fun to look at, and they convey useful information in a format that’s fast and easy to digest. One thing to keep in mind with infographics is that they’re generally static—unlike blog posts, they’re rarely updated as new information becomes available.

To help you get your 2014 marketing strategy off to a great start, we’ve rounded up 10 infographics with useful stats, information and suggestions about online marketing.

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Awesome amount of information. Thanks Ally for finding this.

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Ally Greer's curator insight, January 28, 10:09 PM

Infographics are just the best! So much data to use in here.

Krysta Gahagen's curator insight, January 28, 11:15 PM

With 65% of your audience being visual learners, an infographic is a great way to capture attention and relay information. Many startup/small business community managers are also responsible for content generation and work closely with (or are) the marketing team, so information about trends in marketing can help community managers tailor strategies across platforms smarter!