WordPress Quick Tip: Load jQuery from CDN

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Most people don’t realize that their websites are serving up a copy of jQuery to each and every visitor. This copy of jQuery is stored on their own servers, rather than through a CDN like Google’s Hosted Libraries. There are legitimate reasons to host your own copy of WordPress. The most obvious is legacy support for …

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6 Ways Your Small Business Is Doing Social Media Wrong

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Social Media can be a powerful marketing channel. Individuals, all the way up to Fortune 500 companies are finding massive success on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others. Yet so many small businesses are struggling with social media and social media marketing, why is that? I’ve met with many small businesses over the last …

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A 4 Month Hiatus From Blogging

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Sometimes you just need to take a step back from the things you love the most. 6 months ago I was stretching myself pretty thin. On top of my full time day job, I supplemented my income with some freelance work. 2014 has been my best year to date for freelance work in terms of …

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Google Partners Presentation Suggests Asking for Positive Google+ Reviews, Among Other Bad SEO Practices

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Two weeks ago, I attended a local Google Partners Connect gathering and watched three Google product-themed presentations. Overall, it was clear that this was Google providing a service to agencies in an attempt to get more small and medium businesses interested in using their’s tools and services – namely AdWords. Fred Vallaeys, Co-Founder of Optmyzr …

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It’s Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon: Content Marketing 101

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Pardon my running pun, I’ve recently started to call myself a “runner” so I think I’m qualified to use that bad cliche. Over the weekend, I had a discussion with some friends about starting a business online and what it would take. It occurred to me that I’ve been reading other marketers and entrepreneurs writing …

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Should Marketers Learn to Code?

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There seems to be a never ending debate amongst marketers. Should marketers learn to code? I find this debate very interesting. My background is in web design and development, but in the last few years I’ve also dived heavily into the marketing world. I’ve come across many marketers who also have backgrounds in web development. …

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