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Mike Allton
Works at SiteSell
Attended The Ohio State University
Lives in St. Louis, MO
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Take Your Blogging To The Next Level

This collection of free guides and articles will help you work on every aspect of your blogging, including:


Bookmark this resource, as it's packed with information, and will be updated regularly!

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#Blogging   #BloggingTips   #BloggingForBusiness  
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Thank you , +.Mike Alton , without end, a wonderful portal, thank you for this resource and full of data that excite the dedication ..
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If your WordPress theme is based on Divi from +Elegant Themes​... or perhaps you're looking for a new theme... this update should be of interest
Divi 3.0 Has Arrived, and the All-New Interface Is Easy and Intuitive
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Been getting too many notifications from Pinterest Group Boards? Yeah, me too. Here's how to turn 'em off.
How to disable one or all of your group board notifications so that you control whether you see every time someone pins to each board.
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Cut Through The Twitter Noise

Check out these 10 ways to use TweetDeck from Twitter's Project Manager Amy Zima. They'll dramatically improve how you use and what you get out of Twitter!
With the power and flexibility of a social media tool like TweetDeck, and these hacks in hand, you'll make your time spent on Twitter more effective and efficient.
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I have a love-hate relationship with Twitter, but I'll definitely check out TweetDeck again. Thanks for sharing. 
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We’d like to introduce you to one of the biggest killers of online sales… The Silent Cynic… Learn how to overcome him (or her) now.
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How do solopreneurs with products and those with traffic find each other? What happens next? How does this process help to grow income for both parties?
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Make sure that you're doing EVERYTHING to promote your blog posts. Read the complete guide:
In this course we will be examining the various tools and techniques used to promote blog articles, and indeed, the entire blog itself, to interested readers using a variety of available mediums.
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+Mike Allton OK, yes there is.

Grey box fills my entire screen and I canNOT close that tab fast enough. So that's all I saw first time.
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I think all businesses need a Form A-001, don't you?

#starwars #sorrynotsorry #ns
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Gird your loins! Google Penguin update: Penguin is now real-time

Google has officially confirmed they've began rolling out the Penguin real-time algorithm.

The Skinny:

☕ Penguin was first launched in 2012 and today has an update.

☕ Penguin is now real-time, so changes will be visible much faster, typically taking effect shortly after Google recrawls and reindexes a page.

☕ Penguin is now more granular. It devalues spam by adjusting ranking based on spam signals, rather than affecting ranking of the whole site.

"...webmasters should be free to focus on creating amazing, compelling websites. It's also important to remember that updates like Penguin are just one of more than 200 signals we use to determine rank."

Good idea...


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Stormtroopers miss the point.

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Everybody hates Bob
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Oh yeah... you need to read this.
This article will dive into using pop-ups on your blog. I'll show you why I've been converted and give you four ways that you can find success using pop-ups without making your readers hate you.
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"Everyone will dislike" is too broad an assumption. 
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Get caught up on the past week's marketing news from +Ana Hoffman ->
🔥 HOT OFF THE PRESS 🔥 Weekly Marketing Skinny • September 17, 2016

The most essential weekly marketing news in a 2-minute read? Yeah, baby... 💃 💃 💃

In the marketing news this week: Facebook Live on desktops, Periscope gets updates, Instagram stories improvements, support via Twitter, and more.
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Content Marketing Practitioner, Author, Dad

I love to teach others how to better leverage the internet and content to promote their business. Specifically, I provide articles and guidance on how to create blog and other content that helps increase website traffic, generate leads, and convert those leads into sales.

I maintain a blog and article archive at The Social Media Hat, but my primary focus is serving as the Chief Marketing Officer for SiteSell, where we help entrepreneurs and bloggers get their online businesses started.

We have recently launched a new product called SBI! for WP which is specifically designed to help WordPress users build and grow their business. You can read my full review of SBI! for WordPress as well.


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I'm originally from Ohio where I studied Computer Science and History at The Ohio State University and Bowling Green State University. I've had a long career in IT, including PC Repair, Server configuration, networking, sales, websites and more. But in 2012, I discovered a passion and talent for writing and teaching Content Marketing.

I now live in St. Louis with my wife and two adorable daughters, along with two Birman cats. I blog weekly, am working on a blogging course, and will have a new book on Content Marketing out later this year.

Hangouts and Interviews and Panel Discussions

I am available to participate in broadcast Hangouts, Blabs and Interviews on a limited basis. If you would like to schedule an appearance, please contact me with your interview format and schedule.

Training and Consulting

While I am not currently accepting new clients, if you need help with something, please reach out. I may be able to provide the answer you need, direct you to the right resource, or refer you to one of my colleagues who can better assist you.

HootSuite Author & Solution Provider

With HootSuite, larger businesses, organizations and enterprises can set up social media dashboards used for not only promoting content, but also social listening, customer service, prospecting, and internal team communication. I am a Certified HootSuite Professional and have written extensively to help businesses set up their HootSuite accounts and train staff on how to create a Social Media Command Center.

More casual and individual HootSuite users are encouraged to review my #HootSuiteSeries for HootSuite tips, guides and best practices.

Tags: #SocialMedia #Google+ #LinkedIn #Twitter #Facebook #HootSuite | #ContentMarketing #Blogging | #WebsiteDesign #WebDev #Drupal #CMS | #SEO #SEM 

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I sold swimming pools and hot tubs in 2006 and 2007, and became a top salesman within the entire organization within my first year.
  • The Ohio State University
    International Studies, 1992 - 1995
  • Bowling Green State University
    History and Computer Science, 1996 - 1999
  • Norwalk High School
    1988 - 1992
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Content Marketing Practitioner
Blog Coaching, Social Media Strategy, Google+ Consulting, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Search Engine Optimization, Internet Marketing, Hootsuite
  • SiteSell
    Chief Marketing Officer, 2014 - present
    SiteSell works to help entrepreneurs and bloggers build their online business, and I lead the team that builds and fosters relationships with those people.
  • The Social Media Hat
    Social Media Manager, 2012 - present
    I work with business owners to first identify content marketing and social media opportunities to promote their business and engage clients, and then help them to implement strategies and techniques to achieve those goals. In other words, I can help get your blog started, figure out what you're going to write about and who would be interested, which social networks to post to and when, and how to use social media to entertain, educate and engage your potential customers.
  • Freelance
    Website Developer, 2007 - 2012
    Built hundreds of websites using the Drupal Content Management System platform, providing business owners with a dynamic website they are able to update and add to themselves.
  • Dana Corporation
    ERP Support Specialist and Team Leader, 1999 - 2001
  • Viking Technology
    Sales Manager and Web Designer, 2001 - 2005
  • Litehouse Pools & Spas
    Sales Associate, 2005 - 2006
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