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Crop Image Within WordPress, Improve Email Deliverability, Facebook Post Reach, Market Google+, iOS7 Tips

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Best Links of the Day: Sept. 23, 2013

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  1. How to Crop an Image Inside of WordPress
    There are some things you can do from within WordPress to help your images look their best. This tutorial walks you through how to crop an image.
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  2. Seven Tips to Improve Your Email Deliverability
    Email is still a huge way to reach your customers/clients, but we can all use improvement on how to get more results from the ones we send.
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  3. 8 Ways to Get More Reach for your Facebook Page Updates
    It’s important for any business to have a Facebook page, but we don’t get the reach we would like. This article explains how it’s not just about putting out a great post.
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  4. How to Market Your Content on Google Plus
    I know, I know, not Google+ again. Nobody besides the diehards are using it. Well, it keeps getting a lot of press about its influence on search engine ranking, and more big businesses are starting to utilize it, so I want to give it equal time with the other networks.
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  5. The Complete Guide To Ios 7 (Roundup)
    I haven’t updated myself yet, and I know I had an article of some tips the day iOS7 came out, but this is a round up of all the new features.
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iOS7 Tips, Guide to WordPress SEO, 100 Marketing Ideas, Auto Expire Widgets

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  1. 11 Brilliant iOS 7 Tips and Tricks
    A new iPhone OS is here, so what does that mean? Time to relearn how things work. Here are some tips to help you master iOS7.
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  2. A Detailed Guide on Setting up the WordPress SEO Plugin
    Wow, this is a great guide to the Yoast SEO plugin. I know so many people that have this installed, but don’t use it because they don’t know where to start.
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  3. 100 Inspiring Ideas To Market Your Business
    Sure, you’ve probably heard most of these before, but even if there are one or two you haven’t heard before, or ones that you did actually ever get to, than this article is worth the time to read.
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  4. 6 Ways to Use Embedded Tweets to Help Your Business
    First an overview of how to embed a tweet, than great ways to use them.
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  5. How To Set Auto Expire Widgets In WordPress?
    Well this is a handy plugin to know about. Need to display a message only for a week, a day? Beware though, the plugin looks to be brand new, so backup first, or test it on a site that isn’t live.
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Why Businesses Fail, eCommerce SEO Mistakes, Prevent Credit Card Fraud, eCommerce WordPress Guide

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  1. Five Reasons 8 Out Of 10 Businesses Fail
    Why do so many entrepreneurs fail at their new business? Forbes is going to give you 5 reasons why. But fear not, they are offering up solutions as well.
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  2. Six Common eCommerce SEO Mistakes
    You see these mistakes all the time. Now you can see why these things are so important for your overall SEO.
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  3. 10 Tips for Preventing Online Credit Card Fraud
    A very important factor if you run an online business. This article gives tips on how to stop & spot fraud.
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  4. WPLift Guide to WordPress eCommerce – Free Plugins, Add-Ons & Advice
    A pretty comprehensive list, although the current cart I am leaning toward isn’t on it. Covers the carts themselves as well as add-ons.
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  5. 20 Brand New Words Just Added to the Dictionary
    This one is just for fun. It’s been a long day, and I can’t hunt for quality links anymore today. I can’t really say that knowing ‘twerk’ is now officially a word is a good thing..
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Typefaces Influence, Resume Tip – No PDF, Functions.php, 200 Ranking Factors, Categories & Tags

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  1. How Typeface Influences The Way We Read And Think
    Very interesting read on how type may effect how things are perceived & why some of us put so much thought into which ones we use.
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  2. Resume Tip Tuesday: Why You Should Not Use a PDF
    Looking for a job? Have you thought about sending your resume as a PDF, maybe to keep all formatting in tact? This article explains why that might not be such a good idea.
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  3. Beginning With WordPress: Customising Our Site’s Functionality Using functions.php
    I nice tutorial that helps you get started using the the functions.php file. The example they do is for adding Google Analytics.
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  4. 200 Ranking Factors That Google Uses
    Sometimes all this SEO stuff can get overwhelming, especially when Google seems to change things quite often. Well, hopefully this infographic will help. I know pretty pictures always help me!
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  5. WordPress 101 Video Training Part 4: Using Categories and Tags
    A great tutorial to get you started using categories & tags in your WordPress site.
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How Your Store Can Beat The Big Boys, Copyright Laws, YouTube Local SEO, Facebook Contests, Sales Tax

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Best Links of the Day: Sept. 9, 2013

  1. How Your Brick and Mortar Store Can Beat Zappos at Its Own Game
    It ain’t easy for the mom & pops anymore, seems like the big guys are taking over everything. But, don’t give up yet! Here are some tips on how you can compete.
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  3. 10 Copyright Laws Every Graphic Designer Should Be Aware Of
    I think this is good for everyone to understand, since there still seems to be so much confusion on copyright.
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  4. 10 Tips For Using YouTube To Kill At Local SEO
    Some useful tips on using your videos for local seo, since fewer businesses are utilizing it for that.
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  5. New Facebook Contest and Promotion Rules: What You Need to Know
    Facebook made some changes recently to their contest rules to make things easier. This will walk you through what’s new & how to make it work for you.
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  6. Understanding Sales Tax for Small Business
    Most people get a bit confused on sales tax. This article explains how it works & how to determine sales tax for online purchases.
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Better Product Photos, Social Most Important SEO Factor, WordPress Broken Links, Topsy

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Best Links of the Day: September 4, 2013

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  1. 6 Resources For Taking Better Product Photos
    If we have ever worked together, you know how important I think photos are to an ecommerce websites success. This article has some resources to help you improve yours.
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  3. Social Now Is the Most Important Search Ranking Factor
    Based on Search Metrics latest study, 7 of the top 8 factors associated with top search engine ranking are of a social nature.
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  4. Chrome App Launcher Comes to the Mac, Runs Chrome Apps from Your Dock
    Although it has been available for Windows for a while, now you can open Chrome apps from your Mac right from the dock.
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  5. Fixing WordPress Broken Links On Images And Pages
    Sometimes broken links are out of our control, and sometimes they can happen after a site move. This article walks you through how to find them & fix them.
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  6. Topsy, Twitter’s Google, Now Searches Every Tweet Ever Sent
    Have you ever wanted to search Twitter, maybe for a job search or any topic for that matter. Well, with Topsy, you can.
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Ecommerce Marketing Stats, Marketing & Facebook’s New Layout, Yelp & Purchases, Responsive Email Design

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Best Links of the Day: September 3, 2013

Wow, I didn’t do a list Friday or Monday – it feels like forever! But don’t fret, it’s back!
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  1. 16 Tweetable Stats on the State of eCommerce Marketing
    Data collected from the first half of 2013 from over 200 merchant websites.
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  2. Amazon’s Giving You Discounted Digital Copies of Physical Books You Own
    Similar to what Amazon introduced a few months back for music, soon will apply to books. Maybe there’s a book you bought a hard copy of, but you don’t want to lug it on that trip to Belize.
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  3. What Facebook’s New Layout Means For Marketers
    There are quite a few changes that are being rolled out as how posts will appears to users. This article explains how those changes will affect how & what you post.
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  4. Yelp Affects 93% Of Researched Purchases, Increases Revenue For Small Businesses, Study Finds
    I’ll admit, I don’t give much thought to Yelp, but even I know it has gained in popularity lately & is becoming an important factor in overall social media. Certainly, based on these numbers, it shouldn’t be ignored.
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  5. A Closer Look at Responsive Email Design
    With more and more people reading their emails from their phones, it’s important to understand how your emails are being viewed & how you can benefit from a responsive approach.
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Smartphone WordPress Login, Instagramers to Buyers, Use Facebook Embedded Posts, Tweetable Sentences

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Best Links of the Day: August 29, 2013

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  1. 3 Ways to Convert Instagram Followers Into Customers
    Some nice & easy to implement tips to convert followers to customers.
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  2. 5 Ways Businesses Can Use Facebook Embedded Posts
    Now that you can embed Facebook posts in your site, how should you use them.
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  3. Clef – Log In To WordPress With Your Smartphone
    Hacking attempts on WordPress sites are becoming more an more common, and having a secure password is a must, but maybe there’s a better option?
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  4. On-Page SEO Tips for PR Pros
    You may not be a PR Pro, but these tips still apply.
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  5. If You Use WordPress, You Too Can Have Tweetable Sentences Like In That New York Times SNL Story
    This looks like it could be a great tool if you want to call out certain sentences in your WordPress site & make them easily tweetable.
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100,000 Usability Studies, Build Email List With Facebook, Meme Makers, Search Optimize Pinterest, Malware

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Best Links of the Day: August 28, 2013

  1. 5 Lessons Learned from 100,000 Usability Studies
    I really like this article because it touches on a lot of points I try to get across to my clients, and goes back to one of my favorite usability books – Don’t Make Me Think
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  3. Steps to Building Your Email List With Facebook
    It’s always a good idea to make sure you are using your Facebook page to it’s full advantage & making sure you bring your Facebook fans into your website. Building your email list is one of those ways.
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  4. I Don’t Always Use Meme Makers, But When I Do, I Use One of These
    You see them everywhere, and maybe you want to make your own. These generators allow you to add a text overlay to your images & save them to share.
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  5. 3 Tips to Search Optimize Your Boards Within Pinterest
    This article discusses some of the changes Pinterest is making & how you need to optimize so your boards will be found. I need to implement these tips myself!
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  6. 10 Steps To Take When You Discover Malware On Your Computer
    Thankfully, this is not something Mac owners have to deal with too often (I know, I know, there are Mac viruses, but they are a lot less common), but I wanted to share this for those of you that may not know what steps to take.
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Content Scraping, Better Hashtags, Negative SEO, Google Voice, Website Navigation

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Best Links of the Day: August 27, 2013

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  1. The WPLift Guide to Prevent Content Scraping in WordPress
    You spent a lot of time on your recent blog post only to discover someone stole your content – that’s content scraping. Here are some tips to help you catch & prevent it from happening.
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  2. 5 Tips for a Better Twitter Hashtag [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Good rules of thumb to follow if you want to jump in on hashtags.
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  3. Protecting Yourself From Negative SEO: Is It Something You Really Need to Be Afraid Of?
    Explanation of negative SEO, and a few places to go if you have an issue.
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  4. 8 Reasons You Should Be Using Google Voice (If You’re American)
    hmmm…perhaps I should start using mine, some nice features here
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  5. Website Navigation: 4 Tips for Maximum Usability
    Some good, basic tips here that get forgotten a lot. Worth a look/read!
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