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Manny Hernandez
Manny Hernandez

SEO Tips For Your Network

If you’ve set up Google Analytics or any other kind of traffic analysis tool for your network, chances are you’ve noticed that search engines typically send a lot of visitors your way.

Just like with any website, search engines send out crawlers to your network to discover and analyze it. Once this is done, your network starts appearing on the search results for certain phrases or keywords that visitors type in. Since most people aren’t willing to look beyond the top 10-20 search results, high rankings are extremely important.

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Ashley Kingsey
Ashley Kingsey

What Is SEO?

Questions like “What is this?” or “What is that?” are similar to the eternal questions of how the universe started or what the meaning of life is. No one knows the answer, but everyone struggles to find it over their lifetime. The same can be said of the question of what SEO is. You can open Wikipedia (or the paper versions, like encyclopedias or web marketing textbooks) that provide the most obvious answer. The definition of search engine optimization isthe process of affecting the visibility of a website or a webpage in a web search engine‘s unpaid results—often referred to as ‘natural,’ ‘organic,’ or ‘earned’ results.” That definition is dry, logical, and non-thrilling.

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Maria Novak
Maria Novak

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

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 websites, blogs, and landing pages and start earning big money immediately.

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Ning
Ning

Community Story with Cedric Collier, The Dusk Spot

Every day new network creators come to our platform and start their own social website. There are so many of us today that we decided to tell more about our members. Today we want to share with you a new story with Cedric Collier, The Dusk Spot.

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Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

10 Tips to Drive More Blog Traffic From LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the largest social network for professionals in the world. With more than 467 million users, the platform offers countless opportunities for getting public exposure in the B2B segment. So if you are a business owner, an expert in your industry or just highly qualified specialist who owns a personal website or blog, LinkedIn can serve you as a perfect traffic generator.

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Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

How to Build Your Brand and Design a Perfect Logo for Your Business

Starting up a business takes both creativity and patience – Rome wasn’t built in a day, was it? Figuring out what exactly you’re going to do is only the beginning of the journey. What comes next is creating a brand, building its image, and designing a logo that will catch the eye of potential customers.

Building a brand is crucial for every startup and must be taken with utmost care and responsibility as the image you are going to create will accompany your business through the entire cycle of its existence.

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Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

9 Online Business Opportunities to Make Money: Jump Right into the Forbes World’s Billionaires List

All budding entrepreneurs in the sphere of e-commerce are the same. They want to know how to build an online business fast that will last 100 years or more. They are inspired by fascinating success stories of transnational corporations and the time-honored traditions of Swiss banks. Young and energetic beginners look up to top online businesses and are eager to grab and implement money-making website ideas on the fly.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Start fundraising on your Ning Network

Earlier this week, we wrote about how you can use Ning Apps to add a store to your Ning Network. Ning Apps are also incredibly useful for driving donations and fundraising efforts. Hawks for Homeless is a Ning Networks that’s using a Ning App to help drive donations to the The Midnight Mission in Los Angeles:

Other Ning Networks like TuDiabetes and The Hoot Owl have launched similar fundraising efforts. Adding your own fundraising Ning App takes a few quick steps.

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Gregory Mount
Gregory Mount

How to earn money from your NING network?

Eventually, most of Ning Creators face this question. However, it isn’t easy to give a definitive answer because every network is unique and every community sets different goals. Nevertheless, we can certainly point you in the right direction. All you need to do is just figure out which statements below are true in regard to your network.

Collecting Donations is your best option if…

 

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Gregory Mount
Gregory Mount

Free Social Media Monitoring Tools to Improve Your Results

Marketing world has changed a lot. Technological advancements make people use social media more and more often. Now, when people are literally living on their smartphones, there are no doubts: social media can be a perfect place for marketing your business. Read this informative guide about social media tools you can install to market your Ning network.

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Jason Rand
Jason Rand

Great habits for growing your Ning Network

Growing a Ning Network by populating it with lots of members is often considered to be the Holy Grail for many Network Creators. As a result, we see Ning Networks that are so excited to grow — and grow quickly — that their invitation lists more closely resemble the population of a small country. But, as the saying goes, it’s about quality not quantity. The key to building a vibrant Ning Network is to attract people that will love to be part of it and regularly contribute. Think before you hit send; are these invitees likely to be active, engaged members? That’s why it’s important to invite the right connections and friends that share your passion. To reach them, we’re highlighting four simple ways to best share with and invite the people that can make your Ning Network stellar.

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