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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

2013 Goals

[caption id="attachment_6204" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Image courtesy of Stuart Miles | FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] Ah, it's nearing the end of the year, so you know what that means! Yes, it's time to make "New Year Resolutions." I've never really been one to make resolutions for the new year. Rather, I like to make resolutions as soon as they make sense. For example, if I realize something needs improvement in July, I resolve to solve it in July. But now is as good a

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2013 Goals

[caption id="attachment_6204" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Image courtesy of Stuart Miles | FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption]

Ah, it's nearing the end of the year, so you know what that means!

Yes, it's time to make "New Year Resolutions."

I've never really been one to make resolutions for the new year. Rather, I like to make resolutions as soon as they make sense. For example, if I realize something needs improvement in July, I resolve to solve it in July.

But now is as good a

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Internet Marketing Coaching Academy Podcast Is Live on iTunes

So that was a pretty simple process---my brand-new podcast has been approved for addition into the iTunes podcast section of the store! Wahoo!!! I will show you how to make a podcast one of these days :) For now, go here for a

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The Internet Marketing Coaching Academy Podcast Is Live on iTunes

So that was a pretty simple process---my brand-new podcast has been approved for addition into the iTunes podcast section of the store!

Wahoo!!!

I will show you how to make a podcast one of these days :)

For now, go here for a

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Introduction to the New Internet Marketing Coaching Academy

Hi and good Monday morning to you! I just put on some finishing touches on some marketing materials for a brand-new offering I have that I think you might just be interested in. It's called "The Internet Marketing Coaching Academy" and it's a 13-week course where you will learn all you need to know to get your internet marketing business up and running, complete with training on how to build your web site, create product to sell, construct your sales funnel, build your email list, and set

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Introduction to the New Internet Marketing Coaching Academy

Hi and good Monday morning to you!

I just put on some finishing touches on some marketing materials for a brand-new offering I have that I think you might just be interested in.

It's called "The Internet Marketing Coaching Academy" and it's a 13-week course where you will learn all you need to know to get your internet marketing business up and running, complete with training on how to build your web site, create product to sell, construct your sales funnel, build your email list, and set

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Announcing The Ultimate Guide to Blogging

Here's a special announcement: I have just put the finishing touches on a new membership: The Ultimate Guide to Blogging. This product, in the form of a membership, shows you how to build a blog from scratch that earns you money from the get-go. It's loaded with bonuses, too (I'm adding to the Bonus area over time), and you will have access to the material for as long as the site is up (I won't say "lifetime" because I cannot guarantee that, but I will say I have no intention of taking

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Announcing The Ultimate Guide to Blogging

Here's a special announcement: I have just put the finishing touches on a new membership: The Ultimate Guide to Blogging.

This product, in the form of a membership, shows you how to build a blog from scratch that earns you money from the get-go.

It's loaded with bonuses, too (I'm adding to the Bonus area over time), and you will have access to the material for as long as the site is up (I won't say "lifetime" because I cannot guarantee that, but I will say I have no intention of taking

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 6 of Blogging for Profits Is Out

It's out. Day 6 of Blogging for Profits is out. Get the whole thing for $2 here: Enter your email address: A TinyLetter Email

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Day 6 of Blogging for Profits Is Out

It's out. Day 6 of Blogging for Profits is out. Get the whole thing for $2 here:

Enter your email address:


A TinyLetter Email

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Rant and a Demonstration of WP Video Commando

I ranted about this "mediocrity band of suck" quite some time ago, but the lesson still stands today. But that's not really the point of this post. Rather, it's to try out Ali G.'s new plugin for video, called "WP Video Commando." It looks pretty cool. By the way, this video is hosted at YouTube. Judge for yourself. [truedelay videoloc="" vid="pYvhq3kT7Zw" bt="no" payment_link="" redirect_url="" logo_url="" vwidth="640" vheight="360" appear_min="1" appear_sec="2"

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A Rant and a Demonstration of WP Video Commando

I ranted about this "mediocrity band of suck" quite some time ago, but the lesson still stands today.

But that's not really the point of this post. Rather, it's to try out Ali G.'s new plugin for video, called "WP Video Commando." It looks pretty cool.

By the way, this video is hosted at YouTube.

Judge for yourself.

[truedelay videoloc="" vid="pYvhq3kT7Zw" bt="no" payment_link="" redirect_url="" logo_url="" vwidth="640" vheight="360" appear_min="1" appear_sec="2"

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Special Announcement: Members Lab Black Friday Sale

One of the surest ways to generate a consistent monthly income is through building and selling membership programs. My good friend, Jason Fladlien, is putting on a great live training next week where he will give your over 4 hours of membership training. He knows what he's talking about, having built several highly profitable membership sites over the past few years, including one that he sold for nearly $40,000 that he built in just a couple of days. You can find out more about the

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Special Announcement: Members Lab Black Friday Sale

One of the surest ways to generate a consistent monthly income is through building and selling membership programs.

My good friend, Jason Fladlien, is putting on a great live training next week where he will give your over 4 hours of membership training. He knows what he's talking about, having built several highly profitable membership sites over the past few years, including one that he sold for nearly $40,000 that he built in just a couple of days.

You can find out more about the

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Build Your Online Skill Set or Be "Under-Employed"

(This is not meant to be a political post. Please do not misunderstand my intention.) Let's face facts: The median income of the American family peaked in 1999. [caption id="attachment_6087" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Median Household Income - source http://www.davemanuel.com/median-household-income.php[/caption] Take some note of that chart. First off, it's about household income in real dollars. Economists like to measure things in "real" terms---what they do is they baseline

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Build Your Online Skill Set or Be "Under-Employed"

(This is not meant to be a political post. Please do not misunderstand my intention.)

Let's face facts: The median income of the American family peaked in 1999.

[caption id="attachment_6087" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Median Household Income - source http://www.davemanuel.com/median-household-income.php[/caption]

Take some note of that chart. First off, it's about household income in real dollars. Economists like to measure things in "real" terms---what they do is they baseline

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Focus and Re-focus

[caption id="attachment_6083" align="alignleft" width="265"] Image courtesy of imagerymajestic | FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] I'm a slow learner. It's taken me YEARS to figure out one very simple thing and I'm here to tell you today to please learn from my mistake(s). Here it is: I have tried to do too much. Every time I had a "good idea," I bought a domain and built a site. I have hundreds of sites. Problem is, most of them are incomplete, lack focus, and are very ineffective in

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Focus and Re-focus

[caption id="attachment_6083" align="alignleft" width="265"] Image courtesy of imagerymajestic | FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption]

I'm a slow learner. It's taken me YEARS to figure out one very simple thing and I'm here to tell you today to please learn from my mistake(s). Here it is:

I have tried to do too much.

Every time I had a "good idea," I bought a domain and built a site. I have hundreds of sites. Problem is, most of them are incomplete, lack focus, and are very ineffective in

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Google Places Guidelines

[caption id="attachment_6075" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Google Places Guidelines[/caption] The following are just a few guidelines that come to mind when putting together a Google Places listing. Use a shared business email account if possible, under your own business domain Your business name online is the same business name you use offline If inside a "container store," you can say (without the quotes) "Jamba Juice (inside Safeway)" Use your physical address. A PO Box is

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Google Places Guidelines

[caption id="attachment_6075" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Google Places Guidelines[/caption]

The following are just a few guidelines that come to mind when putting together a Google Places listing.

Use a shared business email account if possible, under your own business domain
Your business name online is the same business name you use offline
If inside a "container store," you can say (without the quotes) "Jamba Juice (inside Safeway)"
Use your physical address. A PO Box is

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Get Personal WordPress Plugin

My good friend, Rachel Rofe, gave me a special deal that I can pass onto you. It's good for the next 3 days or so, so hop on board as soon as possible.

It's a WordPress plugin called "Get Personal" and it's pretty awesome. Check it out.
WordPress Get Personal Example
 

Basically, the plugin uses a very well-known sales technique that has been proven time and time again. It uses your client or prospect's first name to personalize any page you send them to. If you tried the example

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Rousing Customer Testimonial

I wanted to post a really great unsolicited testimonial I received from a customer on Friday. It made me super-happy to know that I had helped her in a number of ways. The instructional part about this testimonial is how Melinda is focused on her business and really drills down into what works for her and what doesn't. Take a look: I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you so much for building, servicing, and promoting my website, bellydancebymelinda.com. Every time I've contacted

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A Rousing Customer Testimonial

I wanted to post a really great unsolicited testimonial I received from a customer on Friday. It made me super-happy to know that I had helped her in a number of ways.

The instructional part about this testimonial is how Melinda is focused on her business and really drills down into what works for her and what doesn't.

Take a look:
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you so much for building, servicing, and promoting my website, bellydancebymelinda.com. Every time I've contacted

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Think Article Directories Are Dead?

Think again! Article directories are far from dead. Read on. I just went over to Alexa, and while nobody's web statistics are 100 percent accurate (how could they be?), I found this:   [caption id="attachment_6041" align="aligncenter" width="562"] Alexa ranking for Ezinearticles.com[/caption] Alexa is a great way to compare the relative traffic of one site over another. The lower the "Alexa Traffic Rank," the better. The rank of 379 means that, according to Alexa's data,

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Think Article Directories Are Dead?

Think again!

Article directories are far from dead. Read on.

I just went over to Alexa, and while nobody's web statistics are 100 percent accurate (how could they be?), I found this:

 

[caption id="attachment_6041" align="aligncenter" width="562"] Alexa ranking for Ezinearticles.com[/caption]

Alexa is a great way to compare the relative traffic of one site over another. The lower the "Alexa Traffic Rank," the better. The rank of 379 means that, according to Alexa's data,

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Local Link Building

I just stumbled across this post about building local links that I found extremely interesting; you may, too. http://www.seomoz.org/blog/5-link-building-tactics-to-improve-your-local-rank... There's a LOT of solid information in that post, with many outbound links to other very good information. If you help local businesses with their web presence, you most definitely want to read this

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Local Link Building

I just stumbled across this post about building local links that I found extremely interesting; you may, too.

http://www.seomoz.org/blog/5-link-building-tactics-to-improve-your-local-rankings

There's a LOT of solid information in that post, with many outbound links to other very good information.

If you help local businesses with their web presence, you most definitely want to read this

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List of Backlinking Methods

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Monday, November 5, 2012

A Rousing Customer Testimonial

I wanted to post a really great unsolicited testimonial I received from a customer on Friday. It made me super-happy to know that I had helped her in a number of ways. The instructional part about this testimonial is how Melinda is focused on her business and really drills down into what works for her and what doesn't. Take a look: I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you so much for building, servicing, and promoting my website, bellydancebymelinda.com. Every time I've contacted

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A Rousing Customer Testimonial

I wanted to post a really great unsolicited testimonial I received from a customer on Friday. It made me super-happy to know that I had helped her in a number of ways.

The instructional part about this testimonial is how Melinda is focused on her business and really drills down into what works for her and what doesn't.

Take a look:
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you so much for building, servicing, and promoting my website, bellydancebymelinda.com. Every time I've contacted

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Think Article Directories Are Dead?

Think again! Article directories are far from dead. Read on. I just went over to Alexa, and while nobody's web statistics are 100 percent accurate (how could they be?), I found this: [caption id="attachment_6061" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Alexa ranking for Ezinearticles.com[/caption]   Alexa is a great way to compare the relative traffic of one site over another. The lower the "Alexa Traffic Rank," the better. The rank of 359 means that, according to Alexa's data,

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Think Article Directories Are Dead?

Think again!

Article directories are far from dead. Read on.

I just went over to Alexa, and while nobody's web statistics are 100 percent accurate (how could they be?), I found this:

[caption id="attachment_6061" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Alexa ranking for Ezinearticles.com[/caption]

 

Alexa is a great way to compare the relative traffic of one site over another. The lower the "Alexa Traffic Rank," the better. The rank of 359 means that, according to Alexa's data,

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Local Link Building

[caption id="attachment_6045" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Local Link Building[/caption] I just stumbled across this post about building local links that I found extremely interesting; you may, too. http://www.seomoz.org/blog/5-link-building-tactics-to-improve-your-local-rank... There's a LOT of solid information in that post, with many outbound links to other very good information. If you help local businesses with their web presence, you most definitely want to read this

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Local Link Building

[caption id="attachment_6045" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Local Link Building[/caption]

I just stumbled across this post about building local links that I found extremely interesting; you may, too.

http://www.seomoz.org/blog/5-link-building-tactics-to-improve-your-local-rankings

There's a LOT of solid information in that post, with many outbound links to other very good information.

If you help local businesses with their web presence, you most definitely want to read this

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Untitled

There inevitably comes a time where you must shut down a web site, either temporarily or permanently. There are multiple ways to do this. I just took a web site down that belonged to a customer who decided he didn't have to keep up on his payments. The easiest way to take down a WordPress web site is through a plugin designed specifically for the purpose. Now, truth be told, these plugins are for putting a web site into "maintenance mode." If you are re-designing a web site, you can install one

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There inevitably comes a time where you must shut down a web site, either temporarily or permanently. There are multiple ways to do this. I just took a web site down that belonged to a customer who decided he didn't have to keep up on his payments. The easiest way to take down a WordPress web site is through a plugin designed specifically for the purpose. Now, truth be told, these plugins are for putting a web site into "maintenance mode." If you are re-designing a web site, you can install one

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Sometimes Internet Marketing Stinks...

(Note: This is the letter I sent out to my subscribers just a few minutes ago. I normally don't publish those letters here, but I wanted you---if you aren't a subscriber---to get a taste of what I send out. If you like it, subscribe.) ...or, how to put perfume on a pig... That title really hits home sometimes. I bet it does for you, too. It's funny, too, because most of us got into the internet marketing business wanting "freedom," and "money on demand," and "our own business." Am I

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Sometimes Internet Marketing Stinks...

(Note: This is the letter I sent out to my subscribers just a few minutes ago. I normally don't publish those letters here, but I wanted you---if you aren't a subscriber---to get a taste of what I send out. If you like it, subscribe.)
...or, how to put perfume on a pig...

That title really hits home sometimes. I bet it does for you, too. It's funny, too, because most of us got into the internet marketing business wanting "freedom," and "money on demand," and "our own business."

Am I

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Sometimes Internet Marketing Stinks...

(Note: This is the letter I sent out to my subscribers just a few minutes ago. I normally don't publish those letters here, but I wanted you---if you aren't a subscriber---to get a taste of what I send out. If you like it, subscribe.) ...or, how to put perfume on a pig... That title really hits home sometimes. I bet it does for you, too. It's funny, too, because most of us got into the internet marketing business wanting "freedom," and "money on demand," and "our own business." Am I

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Sometimes Internet Marketing Stinks...

(Note: This is the letter I sent out to my subscribers just a few minutes ago. I normally don't publish those letters here, but I wanted you---if you aren't a subscriber---to get a taste of what I send out. If you like it, subscribe.)
...or, how to put perfume on a pig...

That title really hits home sometimes. I bet it does for you, too. It's funny, too, because most of us got into the internet marketing business wanting "freedom," and "money on demand," and "our own business."

Am I

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Monday, October 1, 2012

2 Beginner Tips To Bolster Your SEO Efforts and Get Faster Results

Source: iknowi.needz.it via Vianney on Pinterest For a lot of people, SEO conjures up images of complexity, technical jargon and a whole lot of “I have no idea what to do first”. Quite why it does this I’m not sure, because for most small business websites, and providing you know what you’re doing, SEO is easy - it’s about as far away from rocket science as it gets. In this post I’m going to share with you two tips which will infinitely help when it comes to bolstering your

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2 Beginner Tips To Bolster Your SEO Efforts and Get Faster Results

Source: iknowi.needz.it via Vianney on Pinterest


For a lot of people, SEO conjures up images of complexity, technical jargon and a whole lot of “I have no idea what to do first”. Quite why it does this I’m not sure, because for most small business websites, and providing you know what you’re doing, SEO is easy - it’s about as far away from rocket science as it gets. In this post I’m going to share with you two tips which will infinitely help when it comes to bolstering your

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Six Questions w/David Ostiguy | The Importance of Defending Your Reputation from Negative Yelp Reviews

Hello guys and gals...I have the very first of many interviews with a friend I met at a conference last year. I was very impressed by his knowledge of SEO. And he plugged me into one of his latest products that discussed how to defend yourself against negative Yelp reviews. I was so impressed with the product that I had to interview him on this topic. So David Ostiguy is his name and he''s the first to go through my six question interview series. Please give him a round of applause for being the first under the gun with

http://profitpathz.com

A Small Business Lesson from the Home Toilet

Now first of all...I don't mean to gross you out on the title. But once we jump in here, you'll see hopefully where I'm coming from as we look at a small business lesson from the home toilet. Now if you can't get through this article I totally understand. Look away till the next article. But if you can stomach it, please continue. So a funny thing happened to me while I was on the can yesterday. There was an epiphany that came to light. Now I assure you that I've had epiphanies in other less bashful locations...but this one was

http://profitpathz.com

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Google makes a Play for Entrepreneurs

Google, every once in awhile doesn't something different to their usual home page. Today they have this under the search field... Well...when you click the link, you will get to a place with several videos and information on how you can be involved in the next Google event. There are several local events to attend. Unfortunately, as I write this, I am kinda upset that I missed the event that just happened yesterday. I missed the Android founder, Rich Miner here in Boston. Not cool man! Oh well, I know there will be others to

http://profitpathz.com

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Weekend Wrapup September 22, 2012

[caption id="attachment_5972" align="aligncenter" width="400"] It's a wrap![/caption] Hi guys, It was a busy week! I published a guest post about SMS texting (which I know nearly nothing about) - Tips for a More Successful SMS Campaign I also pushed a question out to you all about doing "roundups" and I'm still waiting for answers - c'mon! Roundups – And I Am Not Talking About Monsanto! We talked a bit about Google+ Ripples I introduced you to a short report called Plug ‘n

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Weekend Wrapup September 22, 2012

[caption id="attachment_5972" align="aligncenter" width="400"] It's a wrap![/caption]

Hi guys,

It was a busy week!

I published a guest post about SMS texting (which I know nearly nothing about) -
Tips for a More Successful SMS Campaign
I also pushed a question out to you all about doing "roundups" and I'm still waiting for answers - c'mon!
Roundups – And I Am Not Talking About Monsanto!
We talked a bit about Google+ Ripples
I introduced you to a short report called Plug ‘n

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Tips for a More Successful SMS Campaign

SMS campaigns have become a popular marketing tactic over the past few years due to the rise in mobile devices. Many companies are realizing that they can reach their audience quickly and efficiently through the use of mobile marketing, and SMS campaigns are one of the most used methods. SMS is popular because it keeps the marketing strategy simple. SMS is simply text based, so there is no need for code or graphics to be created. Users are limited to 160 characters of text, which forces them

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Tips for a More Successful SMS Campaign

SMS campaigns have become a popular marketing tactic over the past few years due to the rise in mobile devices. Many companies are realizing that they can reach their audience quickly and efficiently through the use of mobile marketing, and SMS campaigns are one of the most used methods.

SMS is popular because it keeps the marketing strategy simple. SMS is simply text based, so there is no need for code or graphics to be created. Users are limited to 160 characters of text, which forces them

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Roundups - And I Am Not Talking About Monsanto!

I'm thinking of doing "roundups." You know, those summaries that bloggers have been doing for years that gather all the good and interesting stuff from around the web on a particular topic? I would reserve these roundups for certain days, like "Social Media Monday Roundup." Topics I'm leaning towards are: Search Engine Optimization Social Media Blogging (along the internet marketing line) Looking for your feedback---would you like to see these? Different topics? What's your

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Roundups - And I Am Not Talking About Monsanto!

I'm thinking of doing "roundups." You know, those summaries that bloggers have been doing for years that gather all the good and interesting stuff from around the web on a particular topic?

I would reserve these roundups for certain days, like "Social Media Monday Roundup." Topics I'm leaning towards are:


Search Engine Optimization
Social Media
Blogging (along the internet marketing line)

Looking for your feedback---would you like to see these? Different topics? What's your

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Google Ripples

[caption id="attachment_5956" align="aligncenter" width="498"] Google+ Ripples[/caption] Have you heard of "Google+ Ripples?" I hadn't either, until today, thanks to Neil Patel at QuickSprout. According to Google, Google+ Ripples creates an interactive graphic of the public shares of any public post or URL on Google+ to show you how it has rippled through the network and help you discover new and interesting people to follow. Ripples shows you: Who has publicly shared a post or URL

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Google+ Ripples

[caption id="attachment_5956" align="aligncenter" width="498"] Google+ Ripples[/caption]

Have you heard of "Google+ Ripples?" I hadn't either, until today, thanks to Neil Patel at QuickSprout.

According to Google,
Google+ Ripples creates an interactive graphic of the public shares of any public post or URL on Google+ to show you how it has rippled through the network and help you discover new and interesting people to follow. Ripples shows you:

Who has publicly shared a post or URL

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Announcing: Plug 'n Ping

FYI---I just put together a short report that consists of two parts: Ping List Plugin List I call it "Plug 'n Ping" and it's a really great reference to have, especially if you want your web site to work for you. And who doesn't want that? It's NOT fancy. But it is meaty. And you can put both concepts to work in mere minutes (2-10 depending). The first part deals with a little-known and very-little-modded piece of the WordPress configuration---it's in settings and it's called

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Announcing: Plug 'n Ping

FYI---I just put together a short report that consists of two parts:

Ping List
Plugin List

I call it "Plug 'n Ping" and it's a really great reference to have, especially if you want your web site to work for you.

And who doesn't want that?

It's NOT fancy. But it is meaty. And you can put both concepts to work in mere minutes (2-10 depending).

The first part deals with a little-known and very-little-modded piece of the WordPress configuration---it's in settings and it's called

Read more...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Internet Marketing Tools

Below is a slideshow I shared on Slide Share. I will be using this presentation at tomorrow's Meetup in Pleasant Hill, CA. [scribd id=106147015 key=key-21ykosya9y2yd1gvmklo

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Internet Marketing Tools

Below is a slideshow I shared on Slide Share. I will be using this presentation at tomorrow's Meetup in Pleasant Hill, CA.

[scribd id=106147015 key=key-21ykosya9y2yd1gvmklo

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

7 Ways to Market to the Subconscious Brain

[caption id="attachment_5920" align="alignleft" width="295"] Homer brain[/caption] I stumbled across this article - http://ow.ly/dKy6p - that I thought was pretty informative for content marketing professionals. It's called "7 Ways to Market to the Subconscious Brain: The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing" and it's jam-packed full of "brain facts." One very interesting brain fact: Our five senses are processing 11 million pieces of info per second. Of these only 40 enter our

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7 Ways to Market to the Subconscious Brain

[caption id="attachment_5920" align="alignleft" width="295"] Homer brain[/caption]

I stumbled across this article - http://ow.ly/dKy6p - that I thought was pretty informative for content marketing professionals.

It's called "7 Ways to Market to the Subconscious Brain: The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing" and it's jam-packed full of "brain facts."

One very interesting brain fact:
Our five senses are processing 11 million pieces of info per second. Of these only 40 enter our

Read more...

True Internet Marketing Gurus

[caption id="attachment_5907" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Internet Marketing Guru[/caption] As you might have been able to guess from some of my recent posts, most specifically A New Beginning and Internet Marketing Muscle 2.0, I'm going "back to the basics." I am as guilty---if not guiltier---as anybody in this space about spreading myself too thin, trying to do too much, and as soon as the next shiny object comes along, I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame. Stupid.

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True Internet Marketing Gurus

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As you might have been able to guess from some of my recent posts, most specifically A New Beginning and Internet Marketing Muscle 2.0, I'm going "back to the basics."

I am as guilty---if not guiltier---as anybody in this space about spreading myself too thin, trying to do too much, and as soon as the next shiny object comes along, I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame.

Stupid.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

DealsFu Uses Our Stuff as One of Their Debut Products

Introducing a new Deals program in the works and it's called DealsFu. It's from a company called Kickoff Labs and they appear to want your support right now in spreading the word. So I guess I'm doing my part on that here. So go and show them some love here But we are flattered that they are using PLR from our site here...check it out. And this is a good thing. Someone who is using our content for good! I can dig it! For a moment there, I didn't think anyone cared. This is cool. Now I would have only made one change to

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Yahoo Is the Clear Search Engine Loser

On the search engine market share front, Google and Bing gained market share from 2011 to 2012, taking market share from a struggling Yahoo. So what's an internet marketer to do? Some would suggest to disregard Yahoo altogether. I think different :) [caption id="attachment_2177" align="alignleft" width="384"] Are you in the herd?[/caption] I say, do the opposite of what the crowd is doing. You will never stand out if you're just another sheep in the herd. Now, I've never been a big proponent of optimizing web content for specific

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

5 Reasons for Bloggers to Love Content Curation

Content Curation is now becoming one of the hottest topics for internet marketers to date. And our next free product of the month is on this very subject. You'll get some advanced learning on this topic and of course, be able to sell this information as well. So how fascinating is the topic of Content Curation? Well in the internet marketing circles, it is huge. For the mainstream marketer, is has become pretty much a standard of business. That's why if you are a small business owner, this is a great way to start to build traffic

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Can Anybody Make Money Online?

[caption id="attachment_2137" align="alignleft" width="99"] Make Money Online[/caption] Odds are, at some point in time, you were at least a little intrigued by the idea that you could make money online. It's alluring, right? Imagine... You do some work, go to sleep, and you wake up to an inbox full of order confirmations. You're rich! Okay, let's both come back to Reality. While the above scenario can happen, it is a very rare event for even the best marketers. You'd be better off buying $100 worth of lottery tickets---the odds

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Indispensable Internet Marketing Tools

[caption id="attachment_2080" align="alignleft" width="128"] Internet Marketing Tools[/caption] I like tools. I grew up in a mechanic's house (my grandfather) and tools were always a part of growing up for me. So it comes as no surprise that I really like tools of all kinds. My Internet Marketing Tools This will undoubtedly NOT include every single tool I use (there are too many). However, the tools below are ones that I use every single working day. They are in no particular order, unless you count my brain randomness as any sort of

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Long Live SEO

[caption id="attachment_2033" align="alignleft" width="288"] Long Live SEO[/caption] If you were here yesterday, you saw that I posited that SEO Is Dead. It is, as we know it. Sort of. Gone are the days when an SEO could throw thousands of backlinks at a site and get it to the top of Google. No, nowadays, especially after the Google Panda and Google Penguin search engine algorithm updates, you have to be more pragmatic, more careful, and more strategic. You also need more patience. Tools like SENuke, which used to be pretty

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Social Media Icons, Graphics, and Buttons

[caption id="attachment_1927" align="aligncenter" width="128"] Follow me[/caption] In my last post about social media, Social Media Tool Set, I showed you what Bryan and I use to syndicate our content as well as to encourage our visitors to share our blog posts with their social circles. In this post, I will share with you some of the tools and resources Bryan and I use to get and manipulate social media icons, graphics, and buttons. Graphics really spice up a web site. You should use graphics judiciously on all of your posts to

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Social Media Tool Set

[caption id="attachment_1880" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Social Media Tool Set[/caption] Social media is all the rage. Nearly a billion people are on Facebook, Google+ got to 100 million active users in short order, and search has been turned on its head because Google and Bing are trying to figure out what really matters when ranking web pages. In fact, social media signals are becoming more and more important in search engine algorithms and will continue to grow in importance. It is our belief that social media will become the

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

How to Generate Content Marketing Ideas

[caption id="attachment_1860" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Content is King![/caption] You have heard it all before: Content is King! The internet gurus have finally seen the light and proclaim---now, finally!---that not only is content king, but there is this concept called "content marketing" that you should be employing to get your web site ranked for your targeted key words. Let's talk about content marketing for a moment before we get into how to generate content marketing ideas. Content marketing really is nothing more

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Proof of the Power of Content Marketing: A Case Study | Content Marketing Institute

This is an article worth reading. Proof of the Power of Content Marketing: A Case Study | Content Marketing

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Proof of the Power of Content Marketing: A Case Study | Content Marketing Institute

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

10 Tactics for Integrating Photographs into Content Marketing | Content Marketing Institute

Images of all sorts have numerous benefits for bloggers and their visitors. Use them and begin tracking where your visitors come from. You may be surprised. 10 Tactics for Integrating Photographs into Content Marketing | Content Marketing

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10 Tactics for Integrating Photographs into Content Marketing | Content Marketing Institute

Images of all sorts have numerous benefits for bloggers and their visitors. Use them and begin tracking where your visitors come from. You may be surprised.

10 Tactics for Integrating Photographs into Content Marketing | Content Marketing

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Leveraging the Power of Slide Decks to Boost your SEO, Social Content Marketing - Whiteboard Friday | SEOmoz

In this week's Whiteboard Friday, we are going to be discussing how you can use slide decks for web marketing. I've been leveraging the power of slide decks for quite some time now and would like to share a little bit about what I have learned. via Leveraging the Power of Slide Decks to Boost your SEO, Social + Content Marketing - Whiteboard Friday |

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Leveraging the Power of Slide Decks to Boost your SEO, Social + Content Marketing - Whiteboard Friday | SEOmoz

In this week's Whiteboard Friday, we are going to be discussing how you can use slide decks for web marketing. I've been leveraging the power of slide decks for quite some time now and would like to share a little bit about what I have learned.

via Leveraging the Power of Slide Decks to Boost your SEO, Social + Content Marketing - Whiteboard Friday |

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Pinterest Business Tactics PLR | Content Marketing

I wanted to let you know that Bryan and I (well, Bryan did all the work) just put out our first edition of our “Awesome PLR Monthly” and this one is truly awesome because it covers the hottest social media site, Pinterest, going right now.

Pinterest is HOT right now and it's going to get hotter. Look for Google or Facebook to buy it. After that happens, using Pinterest for business will gain a TON of popularity.

Why not jump on it before it becomes a bandwagon?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Can Yahoo's New Axis Browser Give Google a Run for Its Money?

On my last post we briefly dived into Microsoft's So.cl site providing convenience to their social media site that Google failed to do. In this post we will look at Yahoo making some unique advances to the search engine experience. For quite awhile now, Google has completely dominated the search engine arena. So much in fact that many browsers began to just have their engines powered by Google. But here comes Yahoo with a new browser that may just turns some heads. It's called Axis and they just might be onto something here.

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Can Yahoo's New Axis Browser give Google a Run for it's Money?

On my last post we briefly dived into Microsoft’s So.cl site providing convenience to their social media site that Google failed to do.

In this post we will look at Yahoo making some unique advances to the search engine experience.  For quite awhile now, Google has completely dominated the search engine arena.  So much in fact that many browsers began to just have their engines powered by Google.

But here comes Yahoo with a new browser that may just turns some heads.  It’s called Axis and they just might be onto something here.  It’s not perfect but it is convenient and cool. I think that’s the best way to describe it.

I first caught onto this browser as an app for my iPad.  I have somewhat of an obsession with browsers so I thought why not! Let’s see what Yahoo can bring to the table that might give Google a challenge.

  1. From the first glance, you can see the emphasis of it being a very visual browser.  My initial search brought up the 1st page sites displayed in their individual boxes that you could scroll through horizontally. Both the iPad and desktop versions are pretty cool to zoom through very quickly.
  2. You can also change the search to images and scroll through pictures seamlessly. It’s a thousand times better than the google image search as far as navigation. Trust me on that one.
  3. One very cool feature that I love is the fact that the Yahoo Axis browser is actually a plugin.  So you don’t have to go through the hassle of downloading it to your hard drive. It’s an add-on that can be used on Internet Explorer, Chrome & FireFox.  It works incredibly well on all 3 platforms.  And it acts just like a plug-in as well that can easily be disabled whenever you want. And this feature definitely isn’t anything I see Google trying to emulate (not that they necessarily need to).

So I say well done Yahoo.  Will it make noise and cause Google some problems?  Probably not but only time will tell if they can back some of that search engine market again.

It’s one of my favorite browsers to work with already.  Give it a try and tell me what you think!

 

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Google Algorithm Update: Panda and Penguin

Google Algorithm Update

Google Algorithm Update

(Revision: I originally had planned to make this a single post, but when I got to 1700 words, and hadn’t gotten to the “Google-proofing,” I decided to break it into 2 parts.)

We have admittedly lain low on the topic of Google updates like Panda and Penguin. There are several reasons and now that those updates seem to have taken the internet world by storm and caused many internet marketers a ton of grief, we now feel compelled to say something about it. We will also—at the very end—offer our recommendations on how to deal with what may have happened to your search engine rankings as well as how to prevent issues from recurring or appearing in subsequent searches after Google makes algorithm updates.

Google Algorithm Update

Here’s the backstory. 10+ years ago, a little search engine came into existence. It was created by two Stanford graduate students: Sergey Brin and Larry Page. The dominant search engines at the time were Yahoo, Alta Vista, and HotBot. There were quite a few other search engines around at the time, as well.

This little startup became what we now know as Google. It seems as if it was just yesterday that I first heard about Google. Google started in 1998 but it wasn’t until late 2000 or early 2001 that I had heard of it and began to use it regularly. By 2004, when it did its IPO, Google was the search engine that seemingly everybody used.

Today, Google is such a household name that it’s even become a verb: “Just ‘google’ it” has become a common saying that means, “Go look it up on Google.”

Now that Google is the ginormous search engine and advertising mecca (AdWords makes Google much of its revenue) that it is, it behooves Google to stay at the top of the mountain. How do they do this?

There are several ways, of course.

First off, it’s Google’s prerogative to run its search engine how it wishes. If they want to ensure that monkeys—and only monkeys—appear on the first page on all of their search results, then so be it. We’ll “figure it out” like we always have.

Taken from a very logical and non-partisan perspective, Google has to design and tweak its search system (aka, “search algorithm”) such that it gives its users (i.e., “customers”) the best, most relevant search results possible. If, for example, you are looking for “easy ways to lose 10 pounds,” you may just type that into the search box and expect to get a first set of 10 results of easy ways to lose 10 pounds.

Each of your results should offer easy ways to lose 10 pounds.

So how does Google determine what the “best, most relevant” websites are?

They look at the On-page SEO and the Off-page SEO for every page they index. What does this mean?

It is purported that Google has over 200 factors it takes into account when ranking a page (I have heard as high as 500+). I will not claim to know whether this figure is remotely close to the truth, nor will I endeavor to tell you what most of these factors are.

I will tell you what I think. What I think is based on my 15+ years of in-the-trenches SEO work.

There are probably many factors that Google considers when ranking your pages alongside the hundreds, thousands, and/or millions of similar web pages of your competitors. But there are only a few that matter. Get these components right and I am confident that you can rank right at the top of Google for your chosen keyword phrases (KWP).

Content.

I know. Content matters—more now than ever. You have to show Google that what you’re writing about (or putting on video or on slides, or even in a picture) is super-high quality and is relevant. That is to say, if you title something “Google Algorithm Update: Panda and Penguin” it had better be well-written and well-researched and it had better be about Google algorithm updates!

In other words, what you write makes all the difference in the world. Now, it behooves you to be explicit but not overzealous when doing your “on-page SEO.” That is to say, use your primary keyword phrase in your posts as often as necessary—but not more so—to get your point across. See Onpage SEO Tipsfor a full run-down on what to do in each of your posts.

Google Penguin

Google Penguin

I’m sure you heard that Google frowns upon “over optimization.” Google officially called this algo update, “Penguin.” Its purpose was to combat sites and pages that it deemed had “over optimized.” If you were hit by Penguin, make sure you read all the way to the end of this post for some suggestions.

Authority.

Would you agree that Google will pay more attention to CNN than to “Chim-chim’s goofy updates about nothing?” Why is that? Chim-chim may actually post late-breaking, up-to-the-minutes news from all over the world, just like CNN; however, Chim-chim’s site is small potatoes compared to the Cable News Network.

We “SEO guys” call this “authority.” It’s like when the expert on DNA testifies that the evidence could not possibly be O.J. Simpson’s blood—the jury is likely to believe him—even if he’s wrong or lying about it. He has more authority than the research assistant at the local community college.

As time goes on and you build more and more content for your site, you build more authority. Over time, you will build your street cred to the point where you are perceived the expert in your field and then you will wield massive authority in your space. Right now, though—odds are—that you don’t have quite that power yet.

You can fortify your standing by adding your “authorship” to your web content. Take a look at this site to find out more about a nifty WordPress plugin you can use for this purpose. You can leverage content you have written elsewhere to bolster your standing on other websites.

Buzz.

Who’s talking about your recent post? What are they saying? How many people are “buzzing” all about it? In short, it’s who and how many and what they’re saying that matters. Put another way, it’s what’s going on in social media with respect to your content.

If HuffPo, for example, picks up your story, that’s a good thing—it’s a very high-authority site, with lots of traffic, and Google spiders the site every few seconds to see what is new on the site. You will get immediate direct traffic, too, as well as an SEO bump.

Another facet of “buzz” isn’t just social, but rather who is “recommending” you on the internet. It does matter if other websites link to your site. The search engines, especially Google, have been known to give great weight to backlinks other websites have given you—the more authoritative the referrer, the better. Again, getting a link back from CNN or HuffPo is far better than a backlink from “Joe’s Crab Shack.”

What kind of backlinks are best? It used to be that an in-text (meaning a link within a post) backlink using your chosen keyword phrase as its anchor text was the best.

However, with the latest Google updates, it seems that some sites were slapped pretty hard for “over-optimizing” their inbound links (i.e., backlinks). See this article for the data—http://www.micrositemasters.com/blog/penguin-analysis-seo-isnt-dead-but-you-need-to-act-smarter-and-5-easy-ways-to-do-so/

There are plenty of ways to get links back to your pages and posts, but when you think about it, most people who link back to you are pretty lazy, right? See what I just did up there? I simply used the URL as the “anchor text.” Instead, I could have used anchor text like “How using money keywords for anchor text just got you kicked off the first page.”

I think the lesson learned here is to diversify your backlinks.

What does this mean? It means that when you’re actively going after backlinks for your own site that you change up the anchor text AND you change up what pages and posts you are linking to. Don’t just link to your homepage. Link to all of your pages and posts, across your entire website. Now, of course, there is no reason to link to your confirmation page. But I think you catch my drift, right?

Get backlinks in a variety of ways, too. For example, comment on blogs to get a backlink. Normally, these comment backlinks will be “no follow” and the anchor text will be your full name. However, look for blogs that have the CommentLuv and KeywordLuv plugins installed and activated—there, you can vary your anchor text and the pages you link back to.

Don’t worry, either, like some “SEO experts” of the past have suggested, to go for “only ‘do follow’ backlinks.” What a joke that was!

Besides wasting a ton of time, you basically left Google a GIGANTIC footprint proclaiming, “Here I am. I’m gaming YOUR system.”

Don’t do that :)

Of course, Google would rather that you didn’t try to get any backlinks on your own. Such a practice is “link spamming” and it’s against their terms. But we all know that everybody does it and if you don’t, you’ll be left far behind.

It’s the same thing as “performance-enhancing drugs” in sport—if you don’t use them, be prepared to be a loser. You will never win another competition.

Let’s acknowledge that in order to stay competitive, you need to get referrals back to your site and the best way to do that, with a variety of pages, posts, and anchor text, is to do it yourself.

Just don’t be idiotic about it.

For example, long gone are the days where you could write an article on Go Articles, and go grab 5000 or more profile backlinks on popular forums and rank for the long-term. It just won’t happen—at least not regularly and reliably.

I will not tell you that the gray hat and black hat stuff won’t work any more. But I will say that the traditional gray and black hat stuff has diminished in value—a lot. You’d be better off writing quality content for your own site as well as guest posts on authority sites within your niche. Heck, you could outsource a bunch of your content, too, and still earn a better ROI, in my humble opinion.

By the way, for a fantastic implementation of a real system that you can use to not only get backlinks from authority sites within your niche but also possibly some awesome direct traffic, on a very consistent basis, check out Content Cash from my friend, Paul Myers.

This has been a mighty long post, and I still haven’t gotten to the part about how to “Google proof” your website. Let’s make that Part 2. There, we will talk about how to get out of the mess you got into and how to stay out of the mess in the future, when you have no idea what Google may have up its sleeve.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Test Using WP Syndicate 3

Hi, this is a post that I will use as an example to publish to Posterous automatically using a plugin that I want to modify. This, however, is not the post that will get auto posted. I'm just using this as an example to show you how the post should look in WordPress, then in Posterous, then in Blogger (and all the other platforms that allow syndication. The post in WordPress should be the full post. The "reposting" on Posterous should be either (version .8) a snippet of say 300 characters

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Test Using WP Syndicate 3

Hi, this is a post that I will use as an example to publish to Posterous automatically using a plugin that I want to modify. This, however, is not the post that will get auto posted. I'm just using this as an example to show you how the post should look in WordPress, then in Posterous, then in Blogger (and all the other platforms that allow syndication. The post in WordPress should be the full post. The "reposting" on Posterous should be either (version .8) a snippet of say 300 characters

Test Using WP Syndicate

Test Using WP Syndicate 2

Hi, this is a post that I will use as an example to publish to Posterous automatically using a plugin that I want to modify. This, however, is not the post that will get auto posted. I'm just using this as an example to show you how the post should look in WordPress, then in Posterous, then in Blogger (and all the other platforms that allow syndication. The post in WordPress should be the full post. The "reposting" on Posterous should be either (version .8) a snippet of say 300 characters

Test Using WP Syndicate

Test Using WP Syndicate

Hi, this is a post that I will use as an example to publish to Posterous automatically using a plugin that I want to modify. This, however, is not the post that will get auto posted. I'm just using this as an example to show you how the post should look in WordPress, then in Posterous, then in Blogger (and all the other platforms that allow syndication. The post in WordPress should be the full post. The "reposting" on Posterous should be either (version .8) a snippet of say 300 characters

Test Using WP Syndicate

Test Using WP Syndicate

Hi, this is a post that I will use as an example to publish to Posterous automatically using a plugin that I want to modify. This, however, is not the post that will get auto posted. I'm just using this as an example to show you how the post should look in WordPress, then in Posterous, then in Blogger (and all the other platforms that allow syndication. The post in WordPress should be the full post. The "reposting" on Posterous should be either (version .8) a snippet of say 300 characters

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