By SearchEnginePeople.com – Image Not Credited
If you subscribe to at least one good marketing news site, you’re well aware that everyone is still blogging to promote their products, services, and companies.
What I want to look at in what follows are some of the trends that we’re likely to see happen, or which will continue into this year. I’ve been going through numerous surveys from the last quarter of 2016 and the first of 2017, focusing on content marketing and blogging, to see what trends seem to be on the rise and relevant this year. I’ve selected what I think are some of the more pertinent stats on blogging, but for a more in-depth view, you might explore the data reports I’ve linked to.
Dozens of people have taken to social media to discuss the Queen’s choice of hat today – with many claiming the blue and yellow number closely resembles the European flag.
Selling a website can be an obscure business. Finding the right person to sell it to and knowing how the process works is difficult enough. However, that’s not all there is to it. You’ll also need to figure out how much to charge for your site – and finding clear answers to all of these questions isn’t easy.
Nowadays, selling a WordPress website isn’t as complicated as it once was. There are plenty of services that can walk you through the process, but the real question is whether you should sell in the first place.
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Spotify has published its much anticipated 2016 revenues. Because the company is under so much analytical scrutiny, there is little that is particularly surprising but there is still plenty we can learn from the results:
- Growth maintains momentum: Spotify recorded revenues of €2.9 billion in 2016, up 51% from €1.9 billion in 2015. Although that was a lower growth rate in % terms (80% for 14/15), it was a bigger net add in revenue terms (€989 million net new revenue in 2016 compared to €863 million in 2015). Spotify still has some way to go before it challenges Netflix’s $8.2 billion streaming revenue, but it is making clear progress.
If you run a website of any significant size, odds are you utilize some form of content management system (CMS). WordPress, Drupal, or the like.
And, if you don’t use such a system, you probably employ rather extensive use of some form of server-side, scripted, page generation. PHP, ASP, Ruby… the list goes on and on.
There are many scenarios where such a system makes a great deal of sense. But I’m here to tell you, right now, that it is highly unlikely that you actually need them… at least for the majority of your page.
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Many photographers think that a website is not necessary in their line of work. They tend to think that displaying their work on platforms like 500px, flickr or instagram, and having a Facebook page for their business is enough. Is it though?
The answer is simply no, sometimes it’s even bad relying on social media platforms alone to help you expand your business. A website can help you display your work in any manner you prefer, allowing you to cherry pick what gets shown where and what is hidden.
By Natalie Gontcharova – Refinery29.com – Photo Rockie NolanAs part of the course, Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College (YWICC) near Shanghai has classes like “Makeup modeling,” “Fashion and aesthetic ability,” and “Public relations etiquette, cultural literacy.” Students who complete three years get the equivalent of an associate’s degree (and millions of likes, of course).
By Ishan Chatterjee – TheDrum.com – Photo Not Credited
Following the success of brands like Oreo, who hit it big with its rapid-fire wit in response to the Super Bowl blackout, and Nissan, who created an ad which went live a mere 7 minutes after the Royal Baby announcement, agencies and clients could not stop touting the merits of dedicating resources, talent and physical space to these ‘war rooms’ – especially around key events such as the Super Bowl and the Olympics.
By Jessica Cooper – GoodmenProject.com – Image Not Credited
The internet is filled with scores of passive income ideas–but you must find one that blends in well with your skills and capabilities. Passive income gradually grows if you plan on expanding the business significantly. You must work hard initially if you’d like to create a steady revenue stream in future. Good passive income ideas do not require large sums of money but just investments in yourself.
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Did you know that social media captures a third of the time spent online? And contrary to what you might think, Generation X (ages 35 to 49) members spend about 32 hours a week consuming all media, while millennials (ages 18 and 34) spend about 27 hours. Those are huge chunks of time, so marketers are busily competing to grab some of that time and attention.
Keeping up with the latest social channels and their functionalities can feel like a full-time job, and if you’re like most marketers, you’re probably juggling other responsibilities, such as reporting on social media metrics, growing your audience, and collaborating with other teams. We’ve put together a quick Slideshare giving you a handful of do’s and don’ts that you can apply to your unique business goals and customers.