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A Definitive Guide to Affiliate Marketing

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Affiliate marketing is an often underrated but highly profitable means of selling laden with multiple benefits. Affiliate marketing not only is a brilliant source of earning additional income via advertising but it is also a valuable tool to increase an affiliate marketer’s goodwill and standing.

If you’re keen on becoming an affiliate marketer or indeed have already initiated an affiliate selling campaign, the following guide will manifest the finest ways of achieving success in the field and staying ahead of the competition. Read More

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Online Reputation Management – What You Should Be Doing?

Online Reputation Management

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The online reputation of your business is something that can have a great impact on the way your business is perceived by the people. When people search for your business, they come across the company website, social media links and other related information, considering that any particular person checks all of them, it is important to create a good impression through all these links. The important aspects that must be considered include:

What are your customers saying about your business, products or services?
What information are they reading about your business practices?
What sources are used to talk about your business? Read More

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IT Security: The Need For Stronger Implementation Continues To Grow For Bloggers

Wordpress security hardeningAre you worried about your personal information being shared with the world or perhaps handing over your readers information to unscrupulous users? If you’re not worried maybe you should be. In 2012 several high profile networks were breached and the data collected from those networks was often left unencrypted for easy data theft.

From LinkedIn and Yahoo to Dropbox and Nvidia unhashed data collection led to usernames, passwords and other information being spread across the internet.

IT security has become such a critical issue that Comptia sy0-301 exam classes and other IT security exams and college degrees have witnessed drastically increased enrollment numbers. As more IT professionals attempt to fill a void that has been left open by lazy and untrained IT security technicians we can be hopeful for a more secure future.

Learning proper IT security is not a simple processor, students must understand Network Security, learn about compliances and operational securities and understand threats and vulnerabilities which are continually increasing in complexity. Read More

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5 Keys for a Successful Site Redesign

Design ImageThe time has come and it can’t be put off any longer. You need to update your site’s look (and hopefully you have more than five hours to do it in).

Whether your existing theme isn’t compatible with newer versions of your content management system (CMS), your layout isn’t isn’t capable of keeping up with what you want to do next with your site or your existing look has grown too dated, the decision to redesign a site is never easy.

Not only is it a great deal of work to create a new theme, but your readers, even if they don’t realize it, have likely become familiar and comfortable with it. As Facebook has shown us repeatedly, even small changes can lead to user revolts if you take your visitors out of their comfort zone.

So you do you prevent a site redesign from taking on a life of its own and becoming either a technical or a user nightmare? Obviously, planning is key but how you plan and what you plan is the difference between a relatively painless transition to a disaster that sets your site back months or years.

With that in mind, here are five of the biggest keys to focus on when you’re looking to redesign your site. Read More

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2 Ways To Get More Twitter Followers

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Social media is an excellent resource for every type of business—brick and mortar, online, or both. Twitter is one of the biggest social media networks out there, which means you’re missing out if you aren’t maximizing your tweeting potential. Here’s how to get more Twitter followers for your business, both the easy way and the hard way.

1. The Easy WayBuying Your Followers

Social media can feel like a popularity contest—people judge the importance and prestige of their peers based on a single number: how many followers. The more followers you have, the easier it is to accrue even more followers. But how do you get people interested in the first place, when you’re just starting out? One shortcut that’s been gaining momentum recently is the practice of buying Twitter followers. If you want to buy some fake followers to raise your profile, all you need to do is visit one of the many third-party websites offering the service, enter your credit card number and Twitter handle, and you could gain thousands of “fans” over the course of a couple days. Prices vary, though it tends to be relatively inexpensive: some sites offer 1,000 followers for only $5. Though the practice is technically against Twitter’s terms of service, it’s incredibly widespread; high percentages of even the most famous tweeters’ followers are fake. Read More

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Blogging Pro Job Board Highlights (October 1-5)

Blogging Pro Job BoardGood morning, everyone! Here are the highlights from this week’s Job Board. Best of luck!

Healthcare Writer

Are you a seasoned business writer? Are you based in the Austin area? If so, check out this freelance writing job. It’s got attractive compensation!
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What to Consider When Choosing a Web Hosting Service for your Site

Choosing a good web hosting provider for your site or blog can be tricky. There are lots of things to consider and the foundation of a good website is not with its design or its code, but with the server where it’s hosted. A reliable web hosting service has the best combination of features put together this includes bandwidth, storage, security, customer support and a good price to go with the bundle.


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9 Movies About Technology: How Cinema Loves the Internet

There are a lot of blogs about films, but there aren’t a lot of films about blogging. Oh really now? Blogging is not some obscure afterhours hobby, blogging is almost like tweeting, almost like breathing, everyone knows what blogging is. At some point in time, the status quo has taken its thoughts to tumblr, blogspot and WP.

People have written down their daily musings online, with enough drama and flair to make their daily rants a viable screenplay for a movie. But truth be told, there aren’t a lot of movies about blogs or blogging, there’s only 1 mainstream movie about a blogger and it happens to be a food blogger who caught the eye of Hollywood. With blog posts so good that Meryl Streep signed up to star in it and yes, that blogging movie is Julia & Julia. All about a food blogger’s ambitious feat to cook Julia Child’s 524 recipes in 365 days with some kitchen meltdowns thrown in the batter. Read More

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5 Things to Keep in Mind When Doing Blog Interviews

Blogging interviews are a cool way to improve your blog stats and you don’t need to be as gab a Charlie Rose or Piers Morgan to pull it off. Hey, it’s not TV, there’s no producer to pressure you to make every air time count. Still, you have your blog visitors to think about and just like TV, blogging interviews should not be in any way boring. In fact, you have all the time to be creative with your blog interviews – so ask the right questions, edit out the kinks and make sure to present the interview as an enjoyable and informative piece of web entertainment.

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Blogging Pro Job Board Highlights (September 24-28)

Blogging Pro Job BoardWho’s happy it’s Friday? I am torn, since Friday is always a good thing, but this is the last of the month. That means deadlines! I hope you’ve got deadline to beat, as that means lots of work as well.

For more gigs, check out the highlights from this week’s Job Board.

Experienced Apple Blogger

Apple is THE brand to follow and blog about, and if you are always reading up on what the tech giant is up to, you might what to put that knowledge to good use. Here’s an excellent gig for an Apple blogger. Telecommute position.
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