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More power to your community management experience with Ning 2.0 updates!

As 3.0 users have the possibility to use Groups and Events features free of charge, we decided that 2.0 users should enjoy this opportunity too!

Meeting Creator’s expectations is what Ning is all about – and 2.0 users are our most seasoned and long-time supporters. Many of you have been loyal to the company for more than a decade. We highly appreciate your contribution, and value our long-term partnership. That is why, striving to be responsive to your experience, we decided to waive Groups and Event fees for all 2.0 users.

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Maria Novak
Maria Novak

The 5 best conversion practices for good landing pages

Yesterday I was walking in a small cozy park near my house. In springtime, every single thing that is capable of blossoming blossoms; even those that can’t try to! ☺

I was observing birds and bees navigating buds and landing on fully open flowers when it occurred to me that they are like web surfers Googling for necessary information. Web users are like bees, essentially: they only land on flowers (pages) with honey (useful information). So I started wondering what makes your landing pages attractive to “bees,” i.e. to your visitors.

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Maria Novak
Maria Novak

A set of useful tips on how to create a landing page using different landing page builders

The first in our series of guidelines on community creation, management and SEO points dealt with the most general landing page types.

The series continues with the guideline on how to create an efficient landing page using tools offered by different platforms. Today we’re bringing you the guideline on making an awesome landing page with little effort.

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Maria Novak
Maria Novak

Landing page definition and description of different landing page types

In this digital age, many web users (not only those who are entrepreneurs or professional marketers, but also hobbyists) are interested in different aspects of internet marketing. They want to create their own websites, blogs, and landing pages and start earning big money immediately.

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Natalie Lesyk
Natalie Lesyk

How to create a business social network that will become profitable

First and foremost, we will dive into the importance of social interaction. Why do people need social interaction? Put simply, we are social animals and cannot survive without connections to others. No wonder the most horrifying and psychologically painful torture for prisoners is the complete deprivation of human interaction in solitary cells. Everyone knows about the so-called Mowgli kids who had no chance to communicate with their peers while growing up and were not able to learn any language at all.

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Maria Novak
Maria Novak

How to create a impressive logo for your website or social network

Everyone understands the importance of an impressive logo to a company. It doesn’t matter whether you run a well-established business or are launching a start-up – either way, you need to catch people’s attention by all possible means. Visual attention-getters are the most important, as the majority of people (approximately 90% of the population) are best equipped, both physiologically and psychologically, to understand and memorize information taken in through visual channels.

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Maria Novak
Maria Novak

Making money blogging: how to combine a passion for writing and earning money

Blogging is a popular, rewarding, and lifestyle-friendly activity. Creator status attracts numerous writing professionals and laypeople alike. It seems that nowadays everyone is either a current or a prospective blogger, a pro or a hobby blogger.

Every prolific blogger is familiar with the point in their creative writing process when the tantalizing question surfaces: “Can you make money blogging?

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Richard Millington
Richard Millington

How to Deal With Antagonistic Members

Many community managers are either too slow or too fast to remove antagonistic members. They either remove the antagonistic member without fully realizing the role this individual plays within the community, or they spend copious amounts of time trying to convert the antagonist into a happy member.

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Guest Blogger
Guest Blogger

Business Fights Poverty: A Community With a Cause

Business Fights Poverty was established in March of 2008 to pioneer new ways of fighting poverty utilizing economic and business opportunities by groups and individuals. Founder and Director, Zahid Torres-Rahman discovered and implemented the perfect platform for his idea through a chance conversation and a day’s worth of work.

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Aaron Ilika
Aaron Ilika

Scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, February 20 from 10pm-2am

We will be performing some planned maintenance on the Ning Platform on Wednesday, February 20, from 10pm-2am Pacific Time. During this time, all Ning Networks will be offline and display branded maintenance pages. Ning.com will be down for maintenance as well.

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Guest Blogger
Guest Blogger

How User Guidelines Help Your Community

Online community guidelines detail the types of behaviors that are and are not appropriate on your community. They include things that some might consider obvious, but they also include items that are somewhat unique to you and your community. I liken an online community to a country. Each country has culture, laws and social norms that make it different from every other country.

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Richard Millington
Richard Millington

20 Conversation Starters That Will Get Your Community Talking

Are you struggling to stimulate activity in your online community? Do you have lots of members but little participation? Try asking the sorts of questions that stimulate discussion in every online community.

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