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How to start a blog in 5 steps

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Creating a blog is actually much easier than you might think. Here is a quick reference to build your blog and a few suggestions on how to promote your content. Here are the first 5 steps that you need to get started:

1] Get a domain name. You can either go to Register.com or NetworkSolutions.com to register your domain name. Another method of obtaining a domain is to do it through your host, I recommend GoDaddy.com, 1and1.com or BlueHost.com.

* The important thing about selecting a domain name, is to choose a name that has a key word or has a key phrase in it that your customers or members will want to use to search for you.

2] Create profiles to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Even if you will not be using these profiles, I recommend getting the name you want, as they are disappearing quickly. These profiles can be directly integrated in a blog VERY easily!

3] Using one of the recommended host, GoDaddy.com1and1.com or BlueHost.com, select a package that you want. A basic package should be enough, this should run you only several dollars a month…so go ahead and set-up any email addresses that you might need as well.

4] The most popular blogging platform is WordPress.  (Ask your host to please turn on the WordPress function of your domain). ** Make sure to get a user name and password so that you can log into your WordPress dashboard.

5] Lastly, write approx 5-10 blog posts or stories to publish in your “Post” section of the WordPress. ***Keep this in mind, always use keywords in blog title. Keep the titles to 8 words in length. The titles are one of the things google will look for and help drive traffic to your blog!

Now you are ready to go. It is really that easy!

Internet Marketing made simple!

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We are always looking for simple online tools to help with Google and site conversions. Check out the service that Banner Snack is giving away. Using the FREE tools, you will have your banner or ad watermarked. There are premium services as well, this will be a subscription upgrade. Enjoy!

The NEW Face of Business Blogs

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Here is a list of reasons why it is critical to have a company blog…

Go ahead, shrug off the thought of being a blogger! Dismiss the idea of Designing a blog for your company! It will be impossible to ignore how social media has completely turned business marketing upside down. Blogs are the pin point of this explosion and they are simply the single-most important marketing piece for your company to have!!

Here are just a few points to consider when thinking about Business Blogging:
1] A blog is very easy to set-up and maintain!
2] Blogging  keywords using categories and keyword tags are the fuel for great SEO.
3] Based on a HubSpot Survey, Business Blogging Leads to 55% More Website Visitors
4] Integrate all of Your Social profiles (FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Newsletters, etc.) to one place…
5) An efficient blog can be automatically integrated into most of your social profiles.
6) Regular blogging, of relevant business content, allows you to visit your clients as much as you would like.
7) Blogging  will help in researching your business practices and staying current.
8) Blogging creates opportunities for Public Relations and possible interviews
9) Blogging  Analytics will give you an insight to your clients needs.
10) Blogging  gives you a platform to promote your Brand!

Blogging  will allow you to influence and be influenced on a regular basis!!

NASA | 3D Printed Food

NASA secures funding to start R&D…

The thought of what this technology could mean is mind blowing…”End of World Hunger perhaps?”, the end of ” FedEx?

What new marketing schemes are on the horizon?

  • Imagine mailing out an electric car to test drive…Will FedEx turn it’s business model?
  • Imagine what the fast food industry thinks of this technology, assuming McDonald’s owns the rights to the “Big Mac”…will they release the rights, so the world can enjoy a 3D Big Mac!
  • What else will this technology produce…Weapons, Houses, People and maybe Dreams?
  • What will Grocery Stores become?

NASA is approving this technology for the quest to go to Mars! Being able to print food on demand, will allow for storage, on these long trips, for things other than food.

Question: Will the Internet of the future be the same as it is now?

Take an INTEREST in PINTEREST!

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A picture is worth a thousand words! Pinterest has broken the top 4 in social sites. The top 4 sites are [1] Facebook [2] Twitter [3] LinkedIn [4] Pinterest

Pinterest is growing at an astounding pace… Have you started your Pinterest Account? Please follow-us!!… Pinterest.com/KarrCreative

Unless you have been living on another planet, then you have got a Facebook profile, Twitter account, LinkedIn page…you should add Pinterest to your profile today!

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ALEXA is a close second…

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After creating your website, most people claim their site with Google Webmaster Tools and Analytics…but most forget about Alexa. Go to alexa.com. Set-up your profile, so that you can verify your site and claim your website!

20% of the web is WordPress

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Here is an interesting story in FORBES that discusses the domination that WordPress has on website design. A total of 60 million websites built around this free software and 100,000 popping up each and every day! Thanks to Matt Mullenweg…

Read the entire FORBES article

5 Deadly Sins of SEO and Online Marketing

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Internet Marketing and SEO should be the small business’ primary focus

Does your website engage, hold attention and provide relevant readworthy content?  Your website should make the reader want to stick around and read more, and connect with you. Strength of content is not enough on its own though. Google differentiates high quality content from low quality based on a number of points, including the usage of links.  Inbound links are the heaviest weighted factor in Google’s ranking algorithm.  How many does your website have?

Click to read more about links, SEO, and internet marketing in this article by www.Entrepreneur.com– January 2, 2013

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