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Dustin W. Stout
Entrepreneur. Speaker. Blogging at
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It's True! Social Warfare Now Comes With A (Truly) Hidden Pinterest Image! (

Yes, we have shared this post a few times this week. Yes, it is intentional! We are doing a little testing here ... not to mention that this is actually a pretty big new feature and a big deal for many of our Pinterest power users!

Since we started our journey to create the best social sharing plugin for WordPress we had a heavy emphasis on Pinterest functionality. Being that Pinterest is a traffic-driving powerhouse, we wanted to give our users the best possible Pinterest arsenal.

The tl;dr version is that the best images for sharing on Pinterest are the tall images ... and yet they don't always necessarily look the best on your website. While our plugin had the ability to hide the tall image and share it when the Pinterest share button was clicked, the Pinterest browser extension and other third-party extensions required that the image be visible on the page.

We knew there had to be a way to make everyone happy ... so we went back to the drawing board ... and wallah! So, without further ado, here's the big news:

Social Warfare – Pro now comes with the ability to add a Pin Image for Browser Extensions that will insert the image you’ve uploaded in the Custom Pinterest Image field for a given post/page into the page.

What this means is that your custom Pinterest image will be picked up by browser extensions such as:

▷ The Official Pin Button
+Buffer's Browser Extension
+Sprout Social's Browser Extension
▷ Tailwind’s Browser Extension (Pinterest Pros will love this!)
▷ Many others!

Your blog posts and pages will now be Pinterest optimized with greater sharing accessibility than ever before!

Click here to learn more about how to grow your Pinterest traffic using Social Warfare:

#pinterest #socialmedia #wordpress #plugin

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This is exactly what I was waiting for... and so much more.


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Save The Open Internet (
ISPs are being evil, and greedy AF 😡

Internet service providers are out to steal your rights again. Take ACTION by following what +Google and many other big companies are doing to fight this assault on our right to an open and free internet.

If we let these greedy ISPs win, we are handing over our right to roam the internet as we choose. They will then decide which websites we can easily visit and what content we can consume. Fight back by expressing yourself on the FCC website!

#netneutrality #savetheinternet #openinternet #greedyaf

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7 Easy Steps to Increase Traffic to Your Blog and Grow a Huge Following

Now, make no mistake, doing the work of growing your blog and following is not "easy". It's work. A lot of work.

However, the steps are easy to understand, and I believe anyone with the right amount of work ethic, determination, and willingness to continually learn can build a successful blog.

#blogging #growth

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Graphic Design Trends That Will Take Over in 2017

It appears that bold fonts and bright colors are trending this year.

I've also noticed a trend building towards bright color gradients. This is much different than the single, flat color trends of previous years that came with the #flatdesign trend. Gradients were a big part of Web 2.0 but after the flat era they seem to have evolved significantly.

Any trends you think were left out?

#design #webdesign #graphicdesign #trends

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Forget yesterday. What do you want to accomplish today?

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Sometimes you may feel like your not making the kind of progress you should be making. Take a few minutes and remember where you came from.

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Starting now!! → ⚡️ Workshop with Dustin Stout & Jeremy Montoya

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Free download: A go-to resource for the most up-to-date social media logos.

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Starting a blog? Launch your blog like you would launch a product (

Most people do a few things prior to launching their blogs:

- Tell a couple friends
- Tell their mom
- Spend way too much time thinking about the right theme
- Share on Facebook

But that is not a strategy for launching your blog. If you really want to gain traction, this post from Grow and Convert is an excellent breakdown of what you should do.

#blogging #contentmarketing
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