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How to Make a Killer Case for Starting a Blog

This is a guest post from Max Kubert of NYU. The author's views below are entirely his or her own. [Tweet "Blog is one of the most important brand's online assets - @SearchDecoder"] According to HubSpot, websites that blog receive 55%…
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5 Ingredients of Google's Secret Sauce You Should Know About

Have you ever thought what would the internet and your online life be without Google? Whom will you ask all your informational, navigational and/or transactional questions? Sure, there are other search engines out there, but Google stands…
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SEO Like I'm 5 {How to Get $9.99 Kindle Book Free}

Today I made a commitment to the release date of my upcoming Kindle book, SEO Like I'm 5: The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Search Engine Optimization. We often tend to procrastinate. Reasons are plenty. In my case, it usually comes down to…
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Hope is Not a Plan: 10 Focusing Questions for Entrepreneurs

Don’t Rush into a “Business Plan.” Many people will tell you that the only way you will get your idea supported is by creating a business plan. And, just as many others will tell you that no one serious about funding your idea will take…
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How to Build your Credibility on the Web with Native Content and Social Connections

Are you capturing the vast opportunities that social media platforms have to offer? It's not that social media is not working for you or your business, it's the other way around. You haven't made social networks work for you. Old social…
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Marketing Like It's 2014: Showing Up is 80% of Success

'80% of success is showing up' Woody Allen famously said about life. Marketing in 2014 is not much different. You need to show up when consumers search for your product or service on Google; when you are spoken about on social media, or when…
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Bootstrapper's Guide to Start-up Marketing

Imagine a man running through a forest as fast as he absolutely can. He's pumped with adrenaline to the point where he's blazing through branches, tumbling down steep hills and scaling rocks with no fear and no pain. When faced with an…
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How to Perform SEO Audit for a Website

Website audits serve the same purpose of a physical. They're an opportunity to take a complete, top to bottom accounting of a site to note what is working, what's broken and what needs to be improved. Once completed, the audit should…
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User Development on a Shoestring

In order to build a powerful brand on platform like Meetup, you must be unique and indispensable in what you do for your community. Learn to differentiate yourself. Second, you must constantly give away value to keep growing your community.…
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Link Building Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs

Link building without great content is like bringing a knife to a gun fight. You will earn links based on the merit of your content, how it's presented to the user, and your ability to get it in front of the right people. Today’s entrepreneurs…
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Use these 3 Blogger Community Websites to Make your Content 'Kingged'

Content is not king. Forget what you’ve learned. Content shared in the right communities can reach “king” status if you know where to post it and how to connect with fellow community members. Optimizing your content comes down to creating…
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How to Make Money Blogging and Live Happy Internet Lifestyle from Anywhere in the World

Money responds to value, both online and offline. If you want to make money online focus on two core activities: creating value and making friends. Your content does the selling and your network amplifies your reach. Here is the tough part;…