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    Daily Morning Coffee

  • 10 Best amazon prime day deals to shop now
    Today is the 2nd and final day of Amazon Prime Day sale of 2021!! That means it's your last chance to get huge discounts on thousands of items in various categories. To help you with the same, here are our top 10 picks that you may want to get your... Read more »
  • 7 Ideas to Renovate Your Home and Get a Coffee Shop Vibe
    In case 2020 helped you realize how much you like spending time in coffee shops, you might be thinking of creating the same vibe in your own home. Luckily, there are many things you can do to make your home feel like your favorite coffee shop. The post 7 Ideas... Read more »
  • Top 8 Home Interior Decorating Secrets for a beautiful Home
    If you want your home to look like the homes in magazines and on television, then you need to know the secret that they use. You will be amazed at how easy it is to get your house looking like a million bucks without spending a million bucks! The post... Read more »
  • Heartfelt perfect gifts for mother’s day
    Mother's Day is coming up fast and you will need to start ordering your gifts pretty soon if you want it delivered on time. To help you find perfect gifts for mother's day for your perfect mom, I've put together a list of products from an Instant Pot Duo to... Read more »
  • Improve Your Life and Health With Home Updates
    There are a number of small improvements and updates that you can make to your home to not only make it look and feel better, but to improve the flow of your life on a day to day basis. Check out some of the tips from Hippo below. The post... Read more »
  • 9 ways to bring outdoors into your sunny kitchen
    To make your kitchen sunny, warm and inviting, there are several things you can do. These 9 useful tips will help inspire you. The post 9 ways to bring outdoors into your sunny kitchen appeared first on Daily Morning Coffee.... Read more »
  • How To Hygge Your Home For a Relaxing Place To Sip Your Coffee
    The main idea of the hygge style is to create a warm and peaceful atmosphere. This involves incorporating soft, cozy materials and lounge-ready furniture into your apartment to create a space of retreat and relaxation. The post How To Hygge Your Home For a Relaxing Place To Sip Your Coffee... Read more »
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    Successful Blog

  • LinkedIn Marketing: Are You Doing it Right?
    With more than one third of professionals worldwide members of LinkedIn, opportunities have never been greater for finding future employers, generating business leads, making deals and generating revenue. In fact, according to the Content Marketing Institute’s 2014 Benchmark report, LinkedIn has witnessed the biggest jump in B2C platform usage: from... Read more »
  • What Is An Unscalable Hack?
    Lately, I have been seeing a lot of people talking about growth hacks. These are little tricks that you discover that launch you into the mainstream by creating a surge of user accumulation in a short time. Plenty of businesses have been scrambling to hire on a growth hacker for... Read more »
  • How to Achieve Consumer-Creator Balance
    Do you often find yourself completely overwhelmed with the amount of information that’s coming at you every day? This article is for you. We’re going to go through a step-by-step process that will turn your consumption habits from a firehose to an irrigation system. Because all of those email newsletter... Read more »
  • Three Reasons to Make Cybersecurity Your Marketing Priority
    Our lives are increasingly impacted by fast-moving technology: In fact it’s moving so fast that it is starting to feel like a sci-fi movie: Smart assistants doing searching and buying on the consumer’s behalf, intelligent customer support bots driving the consumers’ shopping decisions, smart applications predicting your competitive edge in... Read more »
  • Budget-Friendly Tools To Promote Your Creative Video
    Video marketing has been rapidly growing over the years. Still, many companies are still shying away from it fearing large production and marketing budgets. Fear not, the below tools are both effective and low-cost (some are completely free!) so you can start marketing on Youtube this year! Video Marketing Research... Read more »
  • Lay the Best Foundation for Your Business
    Starting a new business is both exciting and daunting at the same time. Any budding entrepreneur will likely be full of energy at the beginning and at the same time, scared of any possible pitfalls. It is an emotional time and the wave of energy and determination must be directed... Read more »
  • Do Your Customers Speak Your Language?
    The teacher sent me a lengthy email about the upcoming DBQs the kids would be working on, as well as the IGPs that were coming up. While I appreciated the proactive communication, I had NO IDEA what she was talking about. I’m picking on educators because she was in the... Read more »
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    ShoutMeLoud

  • 5 Best WordPress Instagram Plugins to Add an Instagram Feed
    Searching for a way to add an Instagram feed to your WordPress site? WordPress Instagram plugins make it easy to display a real-time feed of your latest posts on WordPress. Or, depending on the plugin, you might even be able to display a feed of posts that use a certain... Read more »
  • SEOTesting Tool Review – Google Search Console on Steroids
    When it comes to free SEO tools, nothing beats what the Google search console offers. However, there are only limited things you could do with the Google search console, and you have to be a partial nerd to make sense out of it. Well, if you have been wondering if... Read more »
  • 6 Best WordPress Migration Plugins to Move Your Site (2021)
    Need to migrate your WordPress site to a new host or domain name? WordPress migration plugins make the process a lot simpler and can save you a lot of time. Instead of needing to manually migrate your site’s files and database, you can use a plugin so that you just... Read more »
  • How To Start A Blog in 2021 [Blogging Guide For Beginners]
    Want to start a blog and make a career as a blogger? Yeah! It’s possible to do both at the same time! After all, What’s better than following your passion and making passive income along. From the last 12 years, ShoutMeLoud has helped millions of users like you to start... Read more »
  • How To Make Money Blogging (The Practical Guide for 2021)
    Can you make money blogging? What are the various ways to make money from blogging? How much can I earn? Can I talk about my life and make money? What should I blog about to make money? If you are asking any of the above questions, well you have come... Read more »
  • WordPress SEO Tutorial (From Beginner To Advanced Guide) – 2021
    By improving your WordPress SEO you can quickly increase your website traffic and revenue. The default installation of WordPress has better SEO than other counterparts, but there is a lot you need to do to improve the SEO of WordPress. In this beginner’s friendly tutorial, I have shared everything you... Read more »
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    Seth's Blog

  • How much does a mistake cost?
    Errors are preventable. But preventing errors requires an investment. Before committing to an error-free production environment, it’s worth calculating the cost. A typo on this blog is relatively inexpensive. (Thanks to loyal reader Seth Barnes for graciously emailing me when one slips through). On the other hand, a mistake in... Read more »
  • The wayfinding premium
    The second time you rewire a system after finding a hum, it might take two minutes. The first time, the time you figured out what the problem was, it might have taken two hours. Typing a book takes a few days at most. Figuring out what to type might take... Read more »
  • Self-conception
    The mirror might not lie, but no one looks at you in the mirror more than you do. Your business or project or life story is intimately known to you. You have lived it. But the outside world will never see all of it, can never see all of it.... Read more »
  • A new decision based on new information
    People don’t say yes or change their minds because you persist. That’s because we don’t like to admit we were wrong. If we’re going to go forward, it’s because something has changed. It might be that our situation is different, that the story we tell ourselves is different, that the... Read more »
  • Busy (and reliable)
    The thing that made you busy might have been the reputation you earned for being reliable. Ironically, that very busy-ness might destroy your reputation. That’s one reason that so many service providers stumble once they begin to gain traction. There are two things you can do before the crisis hits:... Read more »
  • What do other people deserve?
    Perhaps it’s related to what you think you deserve: Kindness. Dignity. A chance to speak up. A fair shot at achievement. The benefit of the doubt. PS today is Juneteenth.... Read more »
  • In control
    Is this a want or a need? Do you know anyone who has managed to gain control over things outside of their grasp? Honking at traffic serves no purpose other than to express a need to control the uncontrollable. Why do we work so hard to try to capture control... Read more »
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    Duct Tape Marketing

  • mp3How To Guide The Perfect Customer Journey
    How To Guide The Perfect Customer Journey written by Kyndall Ramirez read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I’m going to be talking about part one of a three-part solo show series I’m doing. In part one,... Read more »
  • How The 3-Day Weekend Lifestyle Gets You The Life And Legacy You Want
    How The 3-Day Weekend Lifestyle Gets You The Life And Legacy You Want written by Sara Nay read more at Duct Tape Marketing   Agency Spark Podcast with With Wade Galt The Agency Spark Podcast, hosted by Sara Nay, is a collection of interviews from thought leaders in the marketing... Read more »
  • mp3How to Use Social Media Strategically in 2021
    How to Use Social Media Strategically in 2021 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing With half of the world’s population now on social media, it’s rare you’ll find a brand or business not using it to grow an audience, generate leads, and increase sales online. Social... Read more »
  • Weekend Favs June 19
    Weekend Favs June 19 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out... Read more »
  • mp3Networking Reimagined With Plain Sight Founder James Chapman
    Networking Reimagined With Plain Sight Founder James Chapman written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with James Chapman In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview James Chapman. James is the Founder & CEO of Plain Sight, a localized, social networking platform... Read more »
  • Create 6-Figure Months With Your Coaching And Education Business
    Create 6-Figure Months With Your Coaching And Education Business written by Sara Nay read more at Duct Tape Marketing   Agency Spark Podcast with With Jason How The Agency Spark Podcast, hosted by Sara Nay, is a collection of interviews from thought leaders in the marketing consultancy and agency space.... Read more »
  • mp3Rethinking Innovation With A Simple 5-Step Framework
    Rethinking Innovation With A Simple 5-Step Framework written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Carla Johnson In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Carla Johnson. Carla is a world-renowned storyteller, speaker, and author of a new book called RE:Think Innovation:... Read more »
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    Convince and Convert

  • B2B Content Marketing Measurement Tips for 2021 (Statistics & Research)
    “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” is a philosophical thought that can be adapted to B2B content marketing as well. “If I create great B2B content but can’t measure it, did it make an impact?” is... Read more »
  • How to Make Your Site Secure: A Guide for Non-Technical Marketers
    With technology quickly advancing, there is one distinct problem we are all facing: keeping our private lives private. And while each of us can take steps in making our private data harder to steal (like enabling two-factor authentication when it is available, keeping our passwords secure, etc.), website owners, developers... Read more »
  • Surprising Statistics About Twitter in Post-Trump America [2021 Research]
    One of the original social networks, we’ve found that Twitter is often the most misunderstood. Recent studies from Edison Research paint a fascinating picture of Twitter and its role in America’s social media ecosystem. We’re used to getting schooled by the annual Infinite Dial report (see our recap post: 2021 Social... Read more »
  • VideoHow to Make a Successful YouTube Channel
    YouTube is playing an increasingly important role in social media, especially if you're targeting young consumers. The post How to Make a Successful YouTube Channel appeared first on Content Marketing Consulting and Social Media Strategy.... Read more »
  • Retargeting Statistics and Research for 2021 Reveal Challenges & Opportunities for Marketers
    Why use retargeting? Just 2% of website visitors convert on the first visit. People who view retargeting ads are 70% more likely to covert. Yes, retargeting works. Retargeting provides an opportunity to connect with customers, engage with prospects that have already shown interest in your brand, products, or services, generate... Read more »
  • How to Create a Lead Generation Minisite in 3 Steps – Tips & Tools
    Do you have a long list of domains you never had time to create a website for? Who doesn’t, right? Here’s an idea for at least one or two of those: set up a lead generation website. I have an SEO background, so in most cases, my advice would be:... Read more »
  • Social Media Usage Statistics for 2021 Reveal Surprising Shifts
    2021 social media usage statistics and research from my friends at Edison Research and Triton Digital, contained in the newest version of their annual The Infinite Dial report, found surprising shifts in how Americans use social networks. I strongly encourage you to download the entire free report, as there is... Read more »
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    Adweek

  • Best Buy Pledges to Spend $1.2 Billion With Diverse Businesses
    Electronics retailer Best Buy is committing to spend at least $1.2 billion with businesses owned by Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) on everything from the products it places on its shelves to its supply chain and marketing efforts by 2025. "We better serve our customers, employees and communities... Read more »
  • HBO Max’s Gossip Girl Reboot Premiere Will Also Air on The CW
    For several years, The CW used to benefit from streaming viewers in the form of a "Netflix bump" that helped boost the viewership of its shows on linear. Now, the network (which no longer sends its new shows to Netflix) is looking to return the favor--and HBO Max will look... Read more »
  • eBay Taps a YouTube Survivalist to Prepare Consumers for Real Life Interactions
    Between overplayed lines like, "I feel so naked without my mask on," and that awkward pause before deciding whether it's acceptable to hug each other again, the return to activities around real people has not been as glamorous as expected for everyone. That's why eBay is recognizing re-entering non-virtual social... Read more »
  • Ralph Lauren Enters Gaming With G2 Esports Partnership
    Ralph Lauren is jumping into the $200 billion gaming industry after it dropped a new spot starring Swedish League of Legends gamer Martin Larsson, better known as Rekkles (pronounced "reckless"). Top line Ralph Lauren will partner with G2 Esports, the team that Larsson plays for, outfitting the entire esports team... Read more »
  • Magnite Cuts Staff by 6% Following SpotX Acquistion
    Supply-side platform Magnite is laying off roughly 6% of its staff following the completion of its acquisition of SpotX, according to internal communication viewed by Adweek. The company is reducing headcount by nearly 60 employees across all departments, and it's eliminating 45 open positions across SpotX and Magnite, according to... Read more »
  • Carrefour’s ‘Act for Food’ Wins Cannes Lions Creative Business Transformation Grand Prix
    In a year when the need for business transformation was a priority for companies like never before, this Cannes Lions category was certain to be hotly contested. The newly introduced category aims to recognize the important work that organizations have done as they make their mark on the world and... Read more »
  • As Social Distancing in America Winds Down, Trojan Unveils a New Line of Condoms
    Demand for condoms has declined following orders to shelter in place. There was "a lot less sex in the second quarter" of 2020, Matthew Farrell, CEO of Church & Dwight, the maker of Trojan condoms, said during a company presentation in September. As restrictions ease across the country, however, revenue... Read more »
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    AWeber Blog

  • How to Build Marketing Funnels with Email
    You could spend hours designing and writing a compelling email series that explains the amazing benefits of your product.  But if you don’t have a start-to-finish plan for connecting with your subscribers at every stage of their customer journey, you’re wasting your time.  Thankfully, there’s a marketing tool that can... Read more »
  • After the Sale: How to Upsell & Cross-Sell More Products
    The selling process doesn’t end when the initial sale is made. Otherwise, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity for additional income.  That’s because of a principle called the Pareto Principle — or the 80/20 rule — saying 80% of a business’s revenue comes from 20% of its customers. And... Read more »
  • Apple Starts Gathering Your Personal Data in the Name of “Privacy”
    Last week, Apple unveiled new Mail app privacy features for the upcoming iOS 15 and MacOS Monterey releases expected in September. Having been in the email world for 23 years, I see these changes as both good and bad. Apple’s public discussion around web privacy is good, and I applaud... Read more »
  • VideoHow to Create a Landing Page in 8 Steps
    Creating a landing page is easier than ever these days, but it can still be intimidating to get started. Like most entrepreneurs, you may be concerned about time. “How long is this going to take? Will it even be worth it?” Answers: It can take less than an hour. And... Read more »
  • How to Get Started with Email Marketing
    Whether you are launching a new business or tipping your toes into entrepreneurship for the first time, email marketing can play a huge role in your success. After all, email marketing can have a hand in so many important business tasks, like: Growing your revenue Conversing with prospects and customers... Read more »
  • Build, Grow & Scale a Direct-Sales Business with Social Media Marketing
    It used to be about long commutes, stressful corporate jobs and constant anxiety. Not anymore. Now, Brenda Ster runs a thriving coaching business helping online entrepreneurs and direct sellers create authentic relationships online. Oozing energy and passion on the latest episode of The FWD: Thinking Show, Brenda speaks about finding... Read more »
  • New Features: 2-Step Landing Pages, a Vertical Menu and Celebratory Badges
    We get it. You’re working on a million things at once — in addition to marketing your business.  That’s a lot of work. So, we think your tools should do 90% of the work for you. That’s why we’re constantly updating your account to make things faster, easier, and, ultimately,... Read more »
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    WordStream

  • 6 Free and Low-Cost Ways to Design Facebook Ads Like a Pro
    When it comes to Facebook advertising, your ad creative is everything. Solid copy gets users to click, but it’s the images and videos that get them to stop and read your ad in the first place. But what if you can’t afford a designer or fancy equipment? What if you... Read more »
  • 19 Pesky Google Ads Disapprovals and How to Fix Them
    Ugh, we hate when this happens. Either your new campaign is ready to roll or you’ve been cruising with it for a while now. Then, out of nowhere, that ugly red text is glaring at you from the status column. You. Want. It. Gone. ASAP! But how? Fear not! Today I will be diving... Read more »
  • 18 Instagram Reels Ideas to Build Your Brand (With Examples!)
    As a business, it’s important to stay in front of your customers where they are, not where we want them to be. And with one billion monthly active users, you can bet that a good portion of your customers are on Instagram. Combine that with the fact that video content fosters... Read more »
  • 12 Revealing Post-COVID Marketing Statistics (& How to Act on Them)
    There is no shortage of statistics from during the pandemic, showing drastic drops and soaring growth rates as our behaviors shifted so rapidly. But we're now halfway through 2021, well into the (dare we say it) new normal. It's time now to look at which changes have stuck and what... Read more »
  • 25 Lead Magnet Ideas (With Examples!) to Feed Your Funnel
    As the summer gets into full swing and Q3 approaches, the familiar lead generation slump hits. We’ve all been there: people start taking vacations, stop answering their phones, and your sales team starts getting antsy for more SQLs. Oh, and there's also the whole cookieless internet thing, where first-party data collection... Read more »
  • Google Marketing Livestream 2021: What You Really Need to Know
    Huge thanks to PPC experts Susie Marino and Francine Rodriguez for their collaborative efforts on this roundup! Google Marketing Live, a brief history: In 2019, we learned about Discovery Ads, Gallery Ads, and Max Conversion Value. In 2020, we learned that even Google couldn’t withstand a pandemic. In 2021, we learned that Alicia Keys... Read more »
  • Company Core Values: 200 Examples (+How to Establish Yours)
    I'll admit it: company core values enter the cliche zone more often than not. We work together. We strive for excellence in everything we do. We put our customers first. But truth be told, there's a reason why they're overused. Plus, the authenticity of a company's core values (even if authenticity is one of them)... Read more »