How to Trigger Word of Mouth

I Came across this article and wanted to share it. Its by Jonah Berger, he talks about Triggers which can make things go viral. Its a good read so enjoy. Source: Linked in post There’s a science behind word of mouth and why things go viral. Six key principles. Here is the second one. Last week I wrote a post about the secret science behind viral that went, well…pretty viral. Many emailed to ask about Social Currency, but also wanted …

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WordPress website targeted by hackers

WordPress website targeted by hackers

Source – BBC News WordPress has been attacked by a botnet of “tens of thousands” of individual computers since last week, according to server hosters Cloudflare and Hostgator. The botnet targets WordPress users with the username “admin”, trying thousands of possible passwords. The attack began a week after WordPress beefed up its security with an optional two-step authentication log-in option. The site currently powers 64m websites read by 371m people each month. According to survey website W3Techs, around 17% of the …

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Brand Your Emails for Maximum Impact

An easy way to think about branding is that it’s your reputation. You’re consistent, you’re an expert, and it’s clear what you can do for people. This is what your brand tells people about you. So it’s very important to think about branding in everything you do, including the emails you send to your list. Your emails are your touch points with your subscribers and they need to be on-brand. Style and Design Considerations Choose templates, colors and visual styles …

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The Steps for Setting up Your Own Personal Brand System

Branding needs to be consistent and that’s why you need to have a system in place. This includes all of the things you need to do before you start branding as well as routine tasks you’ll continue to perform ongoing. Everything needs to be as efficient as possible. This is how the branding pros do it and you can do it as well. Be Clear from the Beginning Write down a statement about your brand’s vision. It should be as …

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The Importance of Building Your Own Personal Brand

It’s not only celebrities who have their own personal brand. As the Web gets increasingly more social, it’s essential for everyone to take branding into consideration. Just like products and services, your personal brand tells everybody about your unique characteristics. Here’s why it’s so important to consider. Branding Builds Trust When you’ve successfully built a personal brand, your customers and fans will better understand why you do what you do. This engenders trust and credibility, which are both essential. When …

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Should You Outsource Your Personal Branding?

It might come as a surprise to you to discover that many people outsource their personal branding. How can you do this when your personal brand is supposed to be the ‘real’ you? While it can be risky to outsource branding, there are ways to do it right. You can find companies that specialize in turning your brand vision into tangible results. The Risks of Outsourcing Your Personal Brand Probably the biggest risk of outsourcing your branding is letting the …

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Why Targeting Your Market Is Essential to Your Business

Why Targeting Your Market Is Essential to Your Business

No matter what type of business you have, you need a target market. There are folks who want and need your products, and the goal of your marketing efforts is to connect with them. Without a clearly defined target market, you’re taking shots in the dark and just hoping that you’ll find people who will buy. You have no real idea if you’re aiming too high, too low, or in the wrong direction entirely. What Is a Target Market? A …

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How to Create a Branded CV

Creating a branded CV makes your job search much easier. This is a resume that clearly sets you aside from others and sells them on your unique qualities. Today, it’s not a matter of ‘Why should I hire you,’ but ‘Why should I hire you instead of all these other people?’ Your branded resume should tell them that. Laser Targeting First of all, who are you targeting and how well do you know them? Creating a branded CV that speaks …

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Branding Your Social Media Profiles – The Rules

Your picture is kind of like your logo. Everybody will instantly recognize your brand when they see it. Make it something that looks natural. A headshot that shows part of the neck and shoulders is always good. It shouldn’t be too big or small. Use the same photo for all of your profiles. If you have others that you’d like to use, put them in your albums. Try not to change your profile picture and if you do, don’t do …

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8 Creative Ways to Brand Yourself

You know that you need a strong personal brand to succeed today, but how do you go about establishing one? Personal branding is a long-term strategy that pays off down the road, but you have to start somewhere. Here are 8 ideas on how to creatively set yourself apart from the herd. Blog Writing a blog is the absolute best way to brand yourself online. It allows you to share your expertise, show your personality, and get your fans involved. …

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No blog survives without traffic

The key in getting traffic is to come up with a strategy and make everyone notice your blog. There are a few things that you need to consider with regards to generating traffic to your blog and these are not that different from planning a regular Web site. The only exception is that blogs can generate traffic a lot faster. What you only need to consider first is your target audience and where exactly you are generating your blogís traffic. …

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Google Panda – What is it?

In general, the goal for a website owner should be to provide authoritative content as opposed to “low quality”.  Ensuring that you provide high value content is key to staying relevant in Google’s eyes.