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Will you survive the Google Mobile Update...?

>> http://www.blogtyrant.com/google-mobile-update/
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I got a "A" on the mobile test +Ramsay Taplin 
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Really miss this little shit when I'm traveling. 
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Hey +Ramsay Taplin I'm enjoying the Blog and this kitty is smiling with his eyes ;)
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5,000 words on how to work from home
I wanted to write this to help combat some of the awful, spammy stuff that's out there on the topic of working from home.
http://www.blogtyrant.com/work-from-home/
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Great guide +Ramsay Taplin I learned so many of these things after year one and two! 
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Just something I try to remind myself when I'm feeling a lack of motivation.
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What would you do with 400,000 Pinterest followers?

A friend of mine (who is an avid user) recently noticed that she now has over 400,000 followers. The funny thing is that she just uses the site out of her own interest and not really for any financial motive.

Now, however, she's wondering if she could (or should?) be putting this number of followers to good use.

What would you do if you had 400,000 Pinterest followers but no website, blog or online business? What advice would you give my mate?

Keen to hear from the Pinterest legends like +Peg Fitzpatrick  +Jamie Swanson 
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A friend of mine has over 900,000 Pinterest followers and is only just starting to monetise it (after we had a little chat).  She puts the high number down to being an early adopter.  Personally I think it's because of the amazing quality of her images.
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One landing page that EVERY blog needs...
Come and find out what landing page every blogger should be building today, and how to get the best conversions from it.

I also go over why some stats are fibbing to you, and share some human communication tips that we've all been using for thousands of years that work especially well on blogs.

http://www.blogtyrant.com/btxp-005-one-landing-page-every-blogger-must-build-today/
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Listened to the podcast and got lots out of it, thanks Ramsey. Plus it was nice to listen to your voice instead of yet more stuff to read :)
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QUESTION: What Advice Would You Give Yourself the Day Before You Started Your First Blog?

Last year I published 19 things that you might want to know before you start a blog and, as I read back through it, I notice that everything is still completely relevant today.

I am still really amazed at how powerful blogging can be for growing almost any online business - retail shops, online stores, affiliate marketing, personal brand management, etc. - good content helps with all of it.

What do you think is the most important thing to know before you start a blog? What advice would you give to yourself if you could go back to the day you first started your blog?

Tag someone if you'd like to hear from them. I'd love to hear from +Brian Clark on this one.

http://www.blogtyrant.com/start-a-blog-2014/
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+Aaron Jahn Unfortunately that kind of stuff still works really well. But it's insanely risky and I won't ever do it on my sites. A lot of competitors do though.
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3D Printing will have a bigger impact on society than the Internet. Discuss.
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3D printing could have a remarkable impact on humanity, and may go down in the books as a major step forward ... a milestone enabling us to solve big problems, just as the development of language, agriculture, and medicine.

With the internet of things quickly emerging, we could be sharing physical content across the web in no time.
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What would you tell someone who was thinking about trying to quit their job and work from home? Stop by the +LinkedIn article and let me know.
This week I published a 5,000-word guide on how to work from home.When I tell people what I do for a living, one of the first things they always say is how awesome it must be to not have to go to an office and deal with all of the politics and stress the goes with it. True. It is nice. But it's only part of the story.Most of the material people encounter online in the "work from home" niche is pretty dodgy. There's a lot of get-rich-quick schemes...
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it's alright to work at home for it brings convenience, comfort and you could also spend more time with your family. Aside from that you could also save money for the fare or for the gasoline in going to the office.
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Thought you guys and girls might appreciate this one. I try to remember it regularly. 
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Looks like Google has gone back to white background ads in the SERPs. When did this happen, and weren't they successfully sued for not making the ads stand out enough? I wonder how much this will affect organic CTR?

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Hey :) +Ramsay Taplin 
How are you?
I want to know few things i am going to start blog about things going viral and interesting.
-what is the easiest and effective way to link building?
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What are you working on this week?

I spent all Sunday here swimming and relaxing. Now I'm ready to get back on the laptop and produce some content that hopefully is a little bit useful.

I'm also developing a new plugin that some bloggers might find exciting, and working on a few server-side tweaks to try and make things even faster.

What are your projects for the week? Leave a comment. 
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Getting back into my art projects after an enforced break - making some paper dolls which will double up as illustrations to the second ed. of my book on beating creative block:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ONVHYS8
Thanks for asking +Ramsay Taplin!
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  • www.blogtyrant.com
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Leader of the couch-based blogging army at BlogTyrant.com - a blog about making a living from the couch.
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When I was in college I sold a blog for 5-figures. That was when I first realized how powerful a medium blogging could be.

I now work full-time from home using blogging and internet marketing and share my strategies and experiments on BlogTyrant.com.

Blog Tyrant has a wonderful community (known as the Tyrant Troops) which are a huge source of information and advice - often better than the articles themselves! Hope to see you there.
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Work from home using blogging and content marketing.
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I first met Mark (the owner) when he was working as a travel agent at a different company. But when he left to start his own agency with his wife I, and a lot of his other customers, followed him over without hesitation. It's been awesome to watch RoundAbout Travel flourish over the years (10 staff as of 2014!) and they've never forgotten what made them so good in the first place: incredible knowledge and customer service. Mark and his team have booked me and my family tickets to India, China, Borneo and around Europe. They always fight to get you the best route and, most importantly, are ultra-responsive if you ever run into problems overseas. Can't recommend them enough.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
One of my favourite new places to come and sit with the laptop for hours. Big warehouse space, not too busy, and the perfect creamy coffee you only get from the best coffee makers.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I recently saw Triton from Active Bodies Physiotherapy to get help with a persistent forearm injury, possibly caused by my life as a professional laptop athlete. Small disclaimer: I've been friends with Triton for a few years but he was highly recommended by my housemate and fiancee who have both seen him as well. Given that we had a prior friendship I sort of assumed the appointment would be fairly casual and low key. In reality I received the most professional and competent physiotherapy appointment I've ever had (and I've had a LOT) - the initial assessment, treatment and education blew me away. He also sends an exercise program to your iPhone afterwards using his own MyPhysio App. The best thing is that Triton is an athlete as well and understands the issues you get with training and the fact that you don't want to wait around for months to get back into it. Highly recommend.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I've known the owner for a long time and his passion for coffee is bordering on a bit insane (sorry Ian). That said, he knows it better than anyone around and as a result the coffee and imported tea selection at Bar 9 is beyond comparison. If you go here for breakfast you'll find it very difficult to enjoy breakfast anywhere else ever again. Sure, they do eggs on toast but never how you know it. Adelaide loves its big breakfasts and Bar 9 is the best I've had by a long way. The only downside is that it's massively popular so you can wait for a seat on weekend. Better to go there around 11:30am when there seems to be a bit of a gap. Don't worry, they bring coffees out to the waiting seats!
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
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I first used James Field on recommendation from a family friend. Since then he has been my go-to photographer for around a dozen commercial projects over the past five years - both photos and videos. Each time James has been professional, funny and extremely attentive to whatever situation we have been in (some more corporate than others). The end result is always stunning photography or video delivered ahead of schedule. I have and will continue to recommend James to anyone looking for a wedding or commercial photographer around Australia.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Stopped in here by chance looking for a place to work and have a good coffee. Incredible sandwiches and (surprise) panini-thingys filled with expensive looking ingredients. All tasted good, all friendly staff.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
When you work from home it's good to take the laptop out and get a caffeine recharge every now and then. The crew at A Mothers Milk are always friendly and never mind me blogging away in the corner for hours on end after only buying one iced coffee. Coffee, great. Smashed avocado on toast, amazing. The Swiss mushroom thing, even better! Always busy but never feels packed or uncomfortable. Check it out.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago