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from http://thinktraffic.net 832 days ago

I’ve always enjoyed making videos, but after seeing the ridiculously awesome quality of the videos put out by people I follow – the Fizzle guys, seanwes, Pat Flynn – I got discouraged, because they all revealed that they were using $3,500 cameras and other expensive video equipment. Since I’m not ...

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from http://thinktraffic.net 832 days ago

Blogging is where we came from. We’ve built our careers and a substantial audience by blogging alone. So let’s uncork the stopper and let our best advice pour out. In this episode and the next (are you a subscriber?) we each share our top 10 biggest pieces of advice for ...

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from http://thinktraffic.net 832 days ago

There are massively successful websites out there that look like crap. And then there are beautiful sites that fail because their message doesn’t resonate with anyone. How can that be? Fancy design stuff is seductive. It distracts us, the founders of businesses, from doing the most important, mission critical stuff. ...

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from http://thinktraffic.net 832 days ago

Andy Perdue stands over his desk, looking at 29-years’ worth of paraphernalia from his career in journalism. As he looks from item to item, memories flash across his mind. His first article published in print. His first day covering wine as his day job. The internet changing everything for newspapers. ...

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from http://thinktraffic.net 832 days ago

No matter who you are you’ve been stuck. In fact, we’ve noticed there are a few stages where lots of people building websites and businesses get stuck. In this episode we address each of those stages with some advice on next steps for each. Enjoy! Subscribe: (how to) iTunes, Soundcloud, ...

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from http://thinktraffic.net 832 days ago

A thousand words down and you finish writing another post. You’re about to hit publish, but hold on a second. You forgot to title it. “Oh no, this is going to take forever. I hate this part.” Writing headlines can be intimidating and time consuming. You want to figure out ...

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from http://directmarketingobservations.com 832 days ago

Think just because you play on Twitter and Instagram, have a Tumblr page and have a Facebook account that you could “do” social media for a large company? You might want to rethink that.,,

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from http://directmarketingobservations.com 832 days ago

First I want to quote a paragraph from the abstract of a 2011 paper by danah boyd, a renowned expert on teen culture and social media at Microsoft Research. The paper is titled, The Drama! Teen Conflict, Gossip, and Bullying in Networked Publics. Here’s the quote: “Drama is a gendered ...

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from http://directmarketingobservations.com 832 days ago

I save way more than I need to. I’ll admit I do have a bit of a hoarder in me, not to the extremes that you see on TV, but only in the sense that the things that I save have a) some sort of lifetime business value or b) ...

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from http://thinktraffic.net 832 days ago

Twitter announced (somewhat quietly) recently that Twitter Analytics are now open to everyone. This simple tool makes Twitter much more valuable to people who create and publish things online. Here’s how. If you’re logged in to Twitter, just visit analytics.twitter.com. You’ll see a bunch of interesting data on this page, ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://andrewchenblog.com 832 days ago

[Andrew: Trying to build and launch dating apps is a favorite pastime of 20-something tech entrepreneurs. However, dating products are notoriously hard to grow because it requires people to be "in-market" and also they don't necessarily want their friends to know they're online dating. Today, we have a great piece ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 832 days ago

[Andrew: There's very little data out there on mobile, and so in the last few weeks, I've had guest posts on the % of users who opt-in to push notifications, as well as clickthrough rates of push. Today, I have some new metrics around retention, including for the first time, ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 832 days ago

[Andrew: A few weeks ago, the folks at Kahuna released some great data showing that up to 60% of users opt-out of push notifications. Now they're releasing some new data on the click-through rates of push notifications, showing the differences between app categories and breaking down the reasons why some ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 832 days ago

Why startups are all going iPhone-first There’s been a number of articles over the last year that reiterate a simple fact: The best new apps are all going iPhone-first. Here’s three popular articles on this topic over the last few months: iOS First. Android Much, Much Later (Aug 2014) The ...

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from http://jimsmarketingblog.com 832 days ago

It’s a very broad question, but a lot of people ask me for help with how to build a successful business. So, here’s some of the best business development advice I know, along with lots of examples. I hope you find it useful! Build a successful business… by doing all ...

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