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Debra Mastaler
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"Veterans are twice as likely to take the leap into entrepreneurship as civilians."
With the right resources, veterans can have more success as they grow or start a business.
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I would imagine that military people have great focus and discipline. And if they are prepared for war or survived one, compared to that, being an entrepreneur should be a breeze for them.
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There is so much to read and so little time... I've made it a point to select a handful of sites to visit every day (like Small Business Trends!) as a way to keep up.  Which websites and blogs do you visit every day?
Content marketing isn't producing the results it once did. Brands are producing more content ...
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Here are 20 tax deductions small business can use on 2015 tax returns.
On Wall Street, there’s a saying that past performance is no guarantee of future results. When i...
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Thanks for sharing +Debra Mastaler 
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I have looked into franchise opportunities in the past, turned out to be more than I want to take on but I think they are a great option for a lot of business people. 
If you’re thinking about what type of business to start, buying a franchise might be worth consi...
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Yes they are a less risky route thanks
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Fanpage Karma (one of the tools listed)  is great way to compare your presence on Facebook against a competitor's.  Good read.
Do you want to improve your social media marketing? Discover four free tools to compare your social media presence with your competitor's.
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How you can double your site results with the power of 1% 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-you-can-double-your-site-results-power-1-rae-hoffman
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Good insights on fonts and colors if you are marketing on social networks.
A look at the psychology and research behind shareable social media images, and how to create your own.
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You most likely know that LinkedIn is a great way to network with other business owners. However, are you truly using it to its full potential?  Here's a list of useful solutions, tools and apps this social media platform offers.
You most likely know that LinkedIn is a great way to network with other business owners. However...
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Are you thinking about starting a new business and love animals?  This article has a ton of great ideas on ways to start a small business in the pet niche.
Love animals? There are so many different businesses you can start that allow you to work around...
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This article goes deeper than the usual "mobile and video" comments you hear in prediction posts, great read because of it.  Agree with the author's comments about martech and push marketing, but then I always thought it was about push marketing! 
Each year I select digital trends and developments which I believe will shape the industry and digital marketing planning and thinking.
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..."digital video is exploding. Already the youngest millennials are watching more digital video than TV.   
In fact, it has now overtaken social media as their top online activity."

VERY very interesting video, worth watching.
YouTube's Robert Kyncl gave the keynote speech at ‪#‎CES2016‬, and delivered the kind of strategic insight, critical data, tactical advice, and latest trends in the digital video marketing business that will give you a colossal return on that investment. We have the full unmissable transcript of the speech that you won't want to miss.
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Ain't that the truth +Mike Boulder 
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New year, new way of doing things!  Take stock of your business and figure out how it can be improved. :)
As we enter 2016, there is no better time than the present to take stock of your business and fi...
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Education
  • Old Dominion University
  • Heidelberg American High School
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We offer link building consultations, link marketing training and a sourcing service that provide outlets to host your content.
Introduction
I’m Debra Mastaler, President and owner of  Alliance-Link.  Thanks for checking out my Google Plus page.

Alliance-Link has been in business since 2001 and offers content marketing services and link building training to webmasters looking to build a brand and rank well through content, social networks and traditional media outreach.

Links are still a big part of the algorithmic equation search engines use to determine how a page ranks, my services focus on smart and creative ways to build links through creative and residual content.

I also maintain a marketing tool directory and a blog on MarketingTools247.com, as a link builder for hire and a webmaster with multiple properties,  I am constantly on the look-out for new and creative ways to promote my sites. When I find a helpful tool, tip or idea, I add it to the directory and/or share it on the blog.

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Link building specialist focused on offering link building training, seminars and workshops.
Skills
Link marketing consultant, research and qualify sources for content placement, review and publish Internet marketing tool reviews.
Employment
  • Alliance-Link
    Owner, link building trainer, 2001 - present
  • SEOBook Forum
    Moderator/Admin, 2009 - 2015
  • Search Engine Land
    Columnist, 2007 - 2015
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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All over, I'm an Army brat
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Data driven SEO: getting detailed insights by using Free Tools
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Small or big SEO projects, all will benefit from a structured approach. Build a data dashboard and get insights by using a few free tools.

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#SMX Liveblog: You & A with Matt Cutts
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In this SMX Advanced 2013 session, Matt Cutts talks about Panda versus Payday, link removals, Author Rank, Google+, Fetch as Google and link

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HTG Explains: How Do Spammers Get Your Email Address?
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Spam seems to arrive in every single email account we use, no matter how careful we are. How are spammers getting all our email addresses? A

How-To Geek’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Stocking Stuffers Sure to Please
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SEO Project Planning Strategies: Map Out Your New Site SEO Strategy
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The independent webmaster has taken a beating over the last couple of years. Risk has become harder to spread, labor costs have gone up, out

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Too difficult to choose just one favorite part of New England for this traveler.

Husband finds perfect dog for wife with help from search
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Husband gets his wife a great Tibetan Mastiff dog via search.

Sometimes you search with binoculars, sometimes you search for binoculars
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After some serious time and patience, this online shopper finally gor the binoculars they were searching for.

Floyd came out the same day I called, fixed my issue and answered all my questions. I like the fact he removed his shoes before coming in and made sure he protected my wood floors with a covering before the work was started. We will definitely call Gas Fireplace Plus again.
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Sign up process was a little slow but overall, facility is clean and the staff friendly. We would use again.
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reviewed 5 months ago
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I have had to visit their offices several times with the kids, always spend at least 40 minutes in a crowded, cramped and dark waiting room. The front desk staff is unfriendly and rude, they don't like being asked "how much longer". When you've been waiting 30 minutes past your scheduled appt time, I don't think asking is unreasonable. Receptionist treated me like a child, waved me off and told me to take a seat. Just rude. They changed their online portal and didn't tell anyone, I got a link to open my daughter's account two months after her last appt. Try to email through it, - you get no response. Dr. Day has little personality, she gets the job done but there isn't much interaction with her. She will answer your questions as they pertain to the complaint that brought you in but nothing else. When you're not feeling well, having a dour doctor doesn't help. In December 2014, I brought my daughter in when she had the flu, they assigned me to Dr. Carter. He breezed into the exam room after we had been waiting there for 20 minutes and never apologized for the delay. This on top of the 40 minutes we waited in the waiting room. He looked directly at my daughter the entire time, never acknowledged I was sitting next to her and sent her over for xrays since she had a bad cough. He talked pretty fast without asking us if we needed clarification or anything else. We then waited almost one hour for the xray to be read, went back to Dr. Carter who said there was something on the xray and we should "watch it". Never got a follow up call from him or the practice and it's been two months. Not sure how we are supposed to "watch it"? . I've never been to a medical practice that didn't follow up after a visit, especially when xrays are involved. No one from this practice called after our visit. We are actively looking to leave this practice and find another but it's tough, most practices are not taking new patients. I would not recommend this practice if you want to establish a long-term relationship with your family doctor.
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