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How to Maximize Your Branding on Facebook

July 2nd, 2015

Most marketing experts will tell businesses of practically any size that they need to be on Facebook. Indeed, even when a simple mom-and-pop shop doesn’t have a traditional website of its own, it just may have a Facebook page. Here, the owners can connect with both existing and new customers in a dynamic and engaging way. The problem is that […]

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37 Elements of Effective User Engagement #13 – Incorporate a Forum

July 2nd, 2015

This part will look at additional features you can add to your website to increase engagement. In the previous parts, I’ve been going through the different existing elements on your website that can increase user engagement. The reason I consider “forums” additional is because it’s really optional if you want to implement them into your structure. I usually encourage people […]

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The (Literal) Startup Bandwagon

July 1st, 2015

San Francisco has long been the startup hub of the US, and even though other regions have made a valiant effort, you just can’t separate “startup” from Silicon Valley. But, forget about getting on the startup bandwagon—get on the startup bus! In San Francisco, Leap buses have a Leap app, which lets riders purchase snacks on the go. Leap CEO […]

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37 Elements of Effective User Engagement #12 – Award Visitors

July 1st, 2015

Welcome to Part 12 and we’ll be discussing how awarding visitors for their participation can increase engagement. However, the trick here is to make sure you have the right strategy in place and how you should award your users. For example, if you award them for participation and this doesn’t increase engagement, then it’s a complete waste of effort. Over […]

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What You Need on Your Blog’s Advertising Page

June 30th, 2015

A topic that we’ve approached so many times on this blog already is how you can go about making money from blogging. There are countless ad networks that you can use to insert a variety of banner ads and display ads, as well as all the affiliate networks where you can promote a variety of affiliate offers to earn sizable […]

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37 Elements of Effective User Engagement #11 – The Right Type of Forms

June 30th, 2015

We are now at Part 11 of my user engagement series and we’ll be talking about the web forms. These days you have so many different types of forms you can embed into your content all with different features. Some are in the sidebar while others pop-up when you arrive on the page. You have other options like bottom or […]

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Realities of Entrepreneurship You Need to Realize

June 29th, 2015

You already know being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, which is why slipping on that comfortable pair of rose colored glasses from time to time is tempting. Unfortunately, the sooner you learn a few hard truths about being a trailblazer, the sooner you can avoid a few of the unnecessary bumps and bruises. There will come a time—many of them—where a […]

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37 Elements of Effective User Engagement #10 – Grammar

June 29th, 2015

We are now at Part 10 of my user engagement series and have covered a lot of ground. I encourage all of you to go back and view the previous parts before continuing because you’ll be astonished at some of the cool idea’s I presented along the way. Anyway, I wanted to discuss and very simple concept which many won’t […]

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Tascam DR-22WL and MIC-J Driving Test

June 28th, 2015

In my last video, you saw me take the new Tascam DR-22WL digital audio recorder, and JK MIC-J 044 Lavalier for a walking test. This was a really easy test since it was pretty quiet outside. How would the setup perform in a high-noise environment, like a very angry Jaguar sport car? To find out, I use the DR-22WL and […]

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How To Get Better Audio for Your Videos

June 27th, 2015

I have always stated that great video starts with great audio. It doesn’t matter how fantastic the video looks, if it sounds like crap, nobody will watch it. I go to extreme lengths to ensure the audio in my videos are top notch. I went so far as investing over $700 for a set of professional Sennheiser wireless mics. The […]

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