How to use a bullet journal to kick-start your mindfulness practice

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You don’t need to be an artist to get the most out of bullet journaling. Here’s how anyone can get started using it as a mindfulness tool. If you search for “bullet journal” images online, you’ll be rewarded with a collection of color-coded artistry and the most perfect penmanship you’ve seen. Beautiful spreads include sketches, bar graphs, and calligraphy. Read Full Story

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How to Use WhatsApp

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We're not at a loss for ways to chat with friends and family on our phones. But one of the most popular messaging apps in the world is WhatsApp. If you have yet to try it out, here's how to get started.

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How to protect your privacy with a VPN

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It’s time to start using a Virtual Private Network. Here’s why–and four good choices to get your started. If you only do one thing to better protect your online privacy, start using a VPN. A VPN, or virtual private network, is a decades-old technology that was once used mostly by big companies to give employees access to their private intranets. About a decade ago, VPN use grew as techies began embracing the technology for personal use–especially so they could get around geo-blocked services, such as streaming services that aren’t available everywhere. As privacy concerns have skyrocketed in the last few years, VPNs have begun to be adopted by everyday consumers. Read Full Story

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9 Steps to Creating a Landing Page That Reads Your Prospects’ Minds

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So you’ve decided to create a landing page to promote your new product or service. But how do you know if your landing page will convince your readers to convert ? There are a number of things you can do to ensure your readers are enticed by your landing page and want to know more information. In this post, we’re going to figure out exactly what you need to do to produce a mind-reading landing page. But first, let’s start with the basics. What is a landing page? Before you create a landing page, you need to understand exactly what it is. A landing page is a dedicated web page, often called a squeeze or splash page. The objective is to collect your visitor’s data through a lead capture form. You might use a landing page to give away a free e-book, webinar, or course in exchange for your audience …

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How Your Brand Can Earn Media Coverage on NBC News, USA Today, CNBC, and More

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Posted by amandamilligan As you might imagine, it’s not easy to get your brand name mentioned in top media outlets. But if you put in the work to engage in content marketing + digital PR , the benefits are massive: High-quality backlinks to your site A significant boost in brand awareness An increase in your brand’s authority Improved relationships with writers who loved your content I’ll explain how you can earn this type of coverage and its corresponding benefits for your brand. Step 1: Create newsworthy content You probably have an instinctual sense of what qualifies as news, but some of the key newsworthy elements are timeliness, proximity, and significance. Timeliness is tough. Hard news is usually covered by media outlets automatically anyway. However, there’s a way to create news — and it’s through data journalism. By doing your own research, conducting your own studies, running your own surveys, and …

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Three Steps to a Better-Performing About Page

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Posted by AnnSmarty Somehow, many businesses I’ve come across online have one glaring problem in common: a very weak and unconvincing About Us page. This doesn’t make any sense in my mind, as the About page is one of the most important brand assets, and unlike link building and social media marketing, it doesn’t require any ongoing effort or investment. An About page is often part of a buying journey. It can drive people to your site and help convince them to deal with you. And, in these uncertain times , you can use it to help build trust in you and your business. Creating a solid About page is a one-time task, but it will boost both brand loyalty and conversions for many months to come. Why is your About page so important? It is often an entry page Whether you’re a business owner or blogger, your About page …

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8 major Google ranking factors — SEO guide

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The SEO community is always looking for new ranking factors and we have discovered over two hundred of them so far. But there may be hundreds more actually used by Google. Luckily, we don’t have to work on all of them. Most have very little weight in SEO and are often used as tie-breakers rather than ranking signals. Instead, here is the definitive list of Google ranking factors, each of which can make or break your search optimization strategy. 1. Backlinks Even though Google is planning to move away from backlinks in the future, they still remain the most important ranking factor for your pages. Except it is now too risky to use black hat SEO strategies — your links have to come from a variety of high authority websites that are similar to yours. Furthermore, some Google patents say that freshness and traffic may also be important backlink metrics. …

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Leveraging the authority of LinkedIn influencers for B2B

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30-second summary: Influencers can generally be classified into three categorical buckets: aspirational, authoritative, and peer. Avoid fixating on sales when it comes to influencer KPIs, consider other levels of the sales funnel that create the compulsion to purchase. Leverage influencers within the entire LinkedIn ecosystem from groups to Sales Navigator campaigns. Consider social shares and other amplification tactics to maximize budget. Most B2B marketers immediately dismiss influencer marketing as a vacuous activity only undertaken by their B2C counterparts to sell pretty packaging through anxiety-riddled models in between a morning green tea cleanse product post and a beach sunset photo. It is far more complex and nuanced of a subject. For B2B enterprises, the decision to employ influencer marketing comes down to a few key questions: Which influencer type is ideal? What KPI is the influencer being measured against? Which channel makes the most sense for this campaign? How does an …

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Google’s New Algorithm: Page Experience

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Don’t worry… your traffic hasn’t gone down (or up) because of the Page Experience algorithm update hasn’t rolled out yet. But it will in 2021 according to Google. Due to the coronavirus, they decided to give us all a heads up on the future algorithm update and what it entails… that way you can adjust your website so your traffic doesn’t tank. So, what’s the Page Experience update and how can you prepare for it? Page Experience In Google’s own words, here is what it means… The page experience signal measures aspects of how users perceive the experience of interacting with a web page. Optimizing for these factors makes the web more delightful for users across all web browsers and surfaces, and helps sites evolve towards user expectations on mobile. We believe this will contribute to business success on the web as users grow more engaged and can transact with …

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Ubersuggest 7.0: The Ultimate Keyword Research Tool

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Believe it or not, I’ve been working on Ubersuggest for almost 3 years now. I bought it on February 13, 2017 , for $120,000 dollars as a test to see if I could get more traffic from a tool than traditional content marketing or SEO. Since then the tool has come a long way, in which I’ve added tons of features that competitors charge $100 a month or even more for. But I’ve finally got Ubersuggest to a point where I can start releasing features that my competition don’t even have. So before you head on over to Ubersuggest to work on your SEO, make sure you read everything below because I’ve just changed up how you are going to do keyword research (in a good way). On top of that, I’ve also released a few other features as well related to link data and traffic estimations. Here’s what’s new: …

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