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Ileane Smith
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My goal is to help YOU build a better blog. I'll do that by providing blogging tips, social media advice and YouTube tips. I'll work together with you to explore all the top strategies available to help you master the art of content creation.

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I'm a little more forgiving when it comes to popups than I used to be. I remember when I would actually get upset when I saw a popup on someone's blog. These days, almost everyone has a popup and they are a very effective list building tool.

HOWEVER!! The absolute worst kind of popup that anyone can use on their blog is a Facebook popup. Here's why:

#1. We all know that the number of likes on a Facebook page mean nothing when it comes to how many people will see your content
#2. If you already have a lot of likes (1,000 or more) why would you annoy your readers with a popup that has nothing to do with building your email list
#3. If you have less than 1,000 likes do you want people to feel sorry for you by showing them how small your following is? Not a good plan
#4. You are missing the opportunity to grow YOUR list and wasting it on Facebook.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE take that Facebook popup off your blog and if you must use a popup use it to build your list. You can get started with email marketing with this free trial from AWeber.

Any questions?

#emailmarketing #emailmarketingtips #popups  
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+Chris Lang I'm going to add it to the list! I need to do a post about the theme that I'm using from Appendipity and how it integrates with +Landing Pages By LeadPages™ 
They have a great solution that doesn't need a sidebar called LeadBoxes.
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Two really fantastic things happened over at +AWeber Email Marketing 
#1. You can now import your subscribers into AWeber without requiring them to opt-in again

#2. No more $1 trials. Now you can try it for FREE!

#emailmarketing   #listbuilding  
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How to Boost Conversions and Please Customers in Ecommerce

In eCommerce, conversions can be anything from clicks on specific products to sales, both of which are helpful to your business, and influenced by your website’s interface. Check out some of these tips for better ecommerce UX.

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#ecommerce #conversions
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NEW VIDEO! How to Use Pablo the New Image Editing Tool from +Buffer Now you can easily add images to your Tweets. 

#twitter   #pablo   #socialmediatips  
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YouTube Video Cards Are Here! This brand new "mobile friendly" feature went live today. These cards are a game changer when it comes to promoting our websites, fundraising, merchandise, other videos and more. We can even use them for list building too. They are super simple to set up too -- just take a look!

#youtubetips   #videomarketing  
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+Ileane Smith Thanks so much - I thought it was just me! :) Seems kind of silly doesn't it?
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I really enjoyed this deep dive into Google Analytics dashboards and the annotations are so cool!! Thanks +Lany Sullivan +Susan Finch +David Kutcher 
I would love to hear more about each of the different types of goals we can set up in Google Analytics. Do you plan to talk more about it in future shows?
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+Ileane Smith So glad you enjoyed this conversation! We are looking forward to continuing the conversation with +David Kutcher in the near future!
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Happy Monday! Most of us lost an hour of sleep this weekend but even if you didn't -- here's a little motivation to help get you through the day!

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+Ben Baligad Thanks!
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Fantastic video +MaAnna Stephenson thanks for the walk through. I don't use the Yoast SEO plugin on most of my blogs but my daughter +Nikki Purvy uses it or her blogs and some of her clients sites too. I agree that some of the extra tabs are a bit of a pain to get to but at least we know where to find everything now :)
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Thanks for sharing +Ileane Smith. I expect he'll continue to tweak this new layout as feedback rolls in.
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Hey there +Keith Bloemendaal thanks for sharing your Fiverr intros. I think they all turned out pretty good. Looking forward to seeing more from you on this channel. Cheers!
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Thanks +Ileane Smith ! I am just having fun with it and sharing what I learn along the way :-) 
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This is the kind of mood I'm in today. Are you with me? Then get out of that chair and shake what your Mama gave you. 

♬♪ Back in school we used to dream about this everyday
Could it really happen or do dreams just fade away♬♫
Then we singing and they said it sounds smooth
So we started a group and here we are kicking it just for you ♫♬

#boyztomen   #philly   #motownphilly   #getinspired  
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Check out the new layouts just added to +Canva for Posters. Will you use these new layouts?

Most likely I will use the layouts and down size the images to use on my blog or on Social Media.

#socialmedia   #blogging  
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Thanks +Ashley Faulkes Canva is always adding new features.
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A Practical Approach to Deciding the Right Monetization That Fits Your Blog: Considerations and Objectives!
In this post +Deborah Anderson walks you through some popular tools for making money on your blog and she also shares an insightful interview with +Patrick Schwerdtfeger who is a well known and sought after keynote speaker.

Check out the post and watch the interview:

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+harish Bali I haven't used Infolinks myself but I do agree with you about the reading experience. Thanks!
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Chubby's is known for Cheese Steaks but I always have the Chicken Cheese Steak and fries. The rolls are soft and the meat is always fresh and nicely chopped. The service is great!
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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