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Royalty Free Image Search for Search Engine Optimization

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  • 02 Jul 2016
All blog posts should have at least one image. A featured image and something in the article to capture the attention and break things up. Good pictures, however, can be hard to find. Using them can be a challenge, too, and that’s the focus of one of our older posts. There are a few things to

Referencing Another Blog Post: Guide to Formatting

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  • 29 Sep 2015
So you love a blog post that you saw on another site, and want to share with your audience?  Below is a simple guide on how to format a blog on your page to link to the other blog. Directing traffic through your page is key when it comes to the search engines, so make

Business Networking Event – Internet Marketing Plan for 2015 – You’re Invited!

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  • 14 Nov 2014
  What’s Your Internet Marketing Plan and Online Strategy for 2015? It’s that time of year again – businesses are taking a look at what’s been working in 2014, and how they can improve in 2015.  Cal Coast founder, Angie Weeks, has been asked to speak at Saddleback @ Work’s Business Connection on Monday, November 17th on

How to Network on Twitter to Build Relationships that Lead to Business

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  • 31 Oct 2014
Great info from social expert Amy Schmittauer on building Twitter relationships at the Social Media Success Summit!  Twitter personally fuels her Vlog and she’s been obsessed with it since 2009.  If you get nothing else from this post, at least change your mindset to think of Twitter like a cocktail party or a neighborhood BBQ gathering.

Easily Build WordPress Blog Traffic & Grow Online Revenue

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  • 28 Oct 2014
Busy blogging but not seeing the fruits of your efforts?  Syed Balkhi  presented an excellent session at Social Media Success Summit on ways to significantly increase your WordPress blog traffic and revenue.  Want to learn how?  Syed has millions of followers, and he promised to share these secrets: Actionable insights Twitter tip that increased traffic

Professional Facebook Ad Targeting & How It Works

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  • 27 Oct 2014
Jon Loomer gave a fabulous Social Media Success Summit session on Advanced Facebook marketing, “Advanced Facebook Ad Targeting Techniques Used by the Pros” to be exact.  Ooooh….cannot wait for this!  Getting right in, There’s a Facebook Problem The ads we tried did’t work.  They got screwed up.  But why??  Basically…it’s our targeting.  People who don’t

Twitter Tools to Drive More Traffic to Your Content & Products

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  • 24 Oct 2014
Erik Fisher, the community manager of Social Media Examiner (we love you guys!!!) had some great Twitter insights in his Social Media Success Summit session.  Definitely ‘must share’ info and tips here, read on! Everyone’s Common Twitter Complication: What to tweet???  Consider balancing Creation vs Curation.  You need both to create dynamic Twitter traffic.  But there

Using Social Media to Find Your Ideal Audience

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  • 23 Oct 2014
Love it that we got to see one of our local favorites, Neal Schaffer, present at Social Media Success Summit on “How to Find Out Where Your Ideal Audience is Using Social Media”.  Neal warns that this social success session is deep and tactical…so no general theory here.  Roll your sleeves up and get ready!

Your Social Media Campaign with Tools by The Experts: Streamline. Get organized. Optimize the results.

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  • 22 Oct 2014
Streamlining your social media campaign with proven tools. Sounds simple enough, right? The problem is that there are thousands of tools. Which do you choose? Any really. That’s what testing is for. But, since you’re probably a very busy business owner or marketer, we consulted the experts, like Ian Cleary from razorsocial.com, who already tested the tools.

Drip Feed Online Marketing: Success by Default

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  • 20 Oct 2014
We are so excited to attend Social Media Examiner’s Social Media Strategies Summit 2014 – get ready for some major notes and social goodness – there’s a great lineup this year and we’ll be blogging our session notes!  We started with the keynote, How to Succeed by Continuously Showing Up: Drip Feed Marketing.  The session

Tips for Picking a WordPress Theme

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  • 13 Aug 2012
Are you designing a website or thinking about redesigning a website and looking to save on cost, time, or don’t need a custom website? I mean, someones been there, done that right?Why not use a design thats even greater than something you can think of!?!? If you are looking for templates (or themes as WordPress

Email Marketing Tips from the Inman Webinar

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  • 21 Jun 2012
Email Marketing Made Easy Hi everyone! Today we sat in on a webinar with Inman about email marketing (#25emailtips), and some of the do’s and don’ts.  Inman is a real estate focused company, however, these tips can be molded to any type of business model.  Cal Coast is constantly getting asked about email campaigns and
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