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What we learned about business and life from Stan Lee

Stan Lee life lessons

For millions of comic book fans across the globe, we lost a legend Monday. Stan Lee, was a writer, editor, and publisher of some of the most popular Marvel Comics including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Black Panther, Daredevil and X-Men. I remember as a kid watching the Public Broadcasting Network’s portrayal of Spider-Man for its kid-friendly shows.…

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Checklists you can use to run your WordPress design business including a WordPress maintenance checklist

WordPress maintenance checklist

I have launched a lot of websites in my career. When I worked for a local marketing agency, I was usually the one who drew the assignment to launch a site. Just being honest, I welcomed the opportunity to be part of a team in this part of the job. I never had to launch…

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Five SEO trends to watch in 2019 and Yoast launches recalibration project

November is here. We have passed the spooky time and headed towards the end of the year. It’s time to think about next year. Most likely, we should have been thinking about that last month. But, life happens, you know. One of the things I find interesting is changes to SEO in 2019. Predicting trends is…

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Taking advantage of MainWP security extensions to help secure your sites from the menacing zombies on the internet

MAINWP SECURITY EXTENSIONS

What is your favorite scary movie? How did it make you feel to watch the movie? I remember when the movie The Blair Witch Project came out. It was creepy. There were no zombies in the movie, but an urban legend about a witch. Word is, the filming concluded on Halloween. I remember as I…

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Nine year end tasks to help you finish 2018 and get ready for the new year

Year End 2018

Can you believe it? Tomorrow is the first day of November (or today, depending on where you live). Now, I know you are suffering from a major candy buzz after taking your, ahem, parent tax from your ghosts and goblins. Pay attention, the end of the year is almost here! You have two months to make…

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A new way to sort through the noise and find quality marketing content with the Zest app

zest app

I do a lot of reading online. You can probably understand that as I do a lot of writing. I mean, when you write, you need inspiration as well as solid resources. Now, there are the usual ways of looking for content that I employ. There is this gigantic search engine called Google. It does…

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Customer Service tips from a lifelong customer service rep

CUSTOMER SERVICE

My first job was in high school. I did what a lot of guys in my small town did, I went to work at the local grocery store. Make no mistake, it was a customer service job. In fact, my I was called a courtesy clerk. We did almost anything but especially carrying groceries to…

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Around the tech world: Smart mugs, entrepreneur stories, and the case for narrative-driven content

NARRATIVE-DRIVEN CONTENT

Over recent years, one of the things I have enjoyed the most is hearing the stories of entrepreneurs. Their stories aren’t much different than you and I. They start a journey, and they find mentors along the way. On their journey, they are called to solve a problem and through the pain of adversity, they…

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Spelunking like Indiana Jones to find long tail keywords and uncover hidden traffic

long tail keywords

The other day, my mom looked for and found a simple recipe for chicken. She had some chicken breasts in the freezer and did not have some of the various ingredients she normally uses. She had to find some inspiration and a different idea. So, she went to the best place she could think of…

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Optimizing open graph tags with Facebook Sharing Debugger

For a long time now, I’ve building, managing and launching WordPress websites. A big part of having a website these days is the use of social media. Maybe you have heard of Facebook. Anyway, over the past few years, we have seen the need for open graph tags. These tags help the social media networks,…

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