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How To Use Social Media To Attract Followers And Business

Attract followers fishing analogy

In this article, Mike Allton uses the analogy of fishing to show how to attract followers (and business) from social media. It makes for a light yet insightful read, and is another in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series….. Cast Your Net And Reel In The Fish Ancient fishermen would take their boats…



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3 Tactics To Help Monetize Your Instagram

Monetize Instagram

Another in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series….. 3 Tactics To Help Monetize Your Instagram We know that it’s possible to build a robust community using the social media platforms available to us and our business. But, building a network with an immensely engaged and passionate audience that is eager to support your…


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How To Use Hootsuite For Intense Influencer Marketing

We’ve talked about Influencer Marketing before, and how important it is to develop relationships with other professionals and brands in your niche. So I’m going to assume you’re familiar with the concept and we’re going to focus today specifically on the various ways you can use Hootsuite to further your relationships with influencers. (Most of…


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How To Build A Large, Engaged Twitter Following

….Or, How I Grew My Twitter Following By 53% In 90 Days “If I told you that my global audience has shot up 100% in the last six months, what would you say? If you were to say, “So you went from one reader to two readers?” you’d be absolutely correct. And after I had…


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Why You Should Use Forward Links

For•ward•link•ing – v. the act of inserting links to newer posts into older posts. Ok, full disclosure time… that’s not a real word. I made it up. But, bear with me… it’s worth learning about just the same! Conceptually, it’s quite simple, and based on the ideas of Backlinking and Deep Linking. Backlinks are when…


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Here’s How Bloggers Can Leverage Instagram

By Mike Allton Instagram is one of the relatively new ‘visual’ platforms that, for those focusing on the written word, is a bit challenging to make headway on. We don’t have gorgeous products or interesting scenery… we have blog posts, right? But Instagram, like every other social network, has potential for those bloggers who will…


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What’s Really Going On With Google+?

By Mike Allton Perhaps you’ve seen the news, perhaps you haven’t, but once again, Google has made some decisions and course-corrections with Google+ that have caused a bit of a ruckus. Naysayers are naysaying again, and fanboys are getting as desperate as the Cubs to spin a win out of things. So what’s really going…


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