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9 Ways to Maximize Your Email Deliverability

9 Ways to Maximize Your Email Deliverability

No matter how beautifully written your email copy is, or how well you understand your list, your emails won’t help you if your readers never see them. Email deliverability is the process of ensuring your email messages reach the inbox of the recipient rather than the dreaded spam folder.

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How to Use Twitter, Part 4: Twitter Strategy and Execution

How to Use Twitter, Part 4: Twitter Strategy and Execution

The fourth and last post in my How to Use Twitter series is about building a solid Twitter strategy. Let’s put it all together and get to work. If you haven't read earlier posts in the series, here are the links. Part 1: Get StartedPart 2: How to TweetPart 3: Lists...

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How to Use Twitter, Part 3: Lists and Hashtags

How to Use Twitter, Part 3: Lists and Hashtags

This post will show you how to use Twitter lists and hashtags. I’ve referred briefly to these features in the previous posts in this series. Go read those now if you haven’t already. How to use Twitter, Part 1: Get StartedHow to Use Twitter, Part 2: How to Tweet How...

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How to Use Twitter, Part 2: How to Tweet

How to Use Twitter, Part 2: How to Tweet

This post is the second in my Twitter series that will go through April. If you haven’t read last week’s post, How to Use Twitter, Part 1: Get Started, go catch up now, then come back and read about how to tweet. Twitter was established as a microblogging platform,...

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How to Use Twitter Part 1: Get Started

How to Use Twitter Part 1: Get Started

I frequently get asked how Twitter works. Despite the fact that most people know about it, many don’t understand it and find it intimidating. Twitter posts, or tweets, can include text, photos, videos, or GIFs. It’s easy enough to tweet, but tweeting well is a...

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Email Personalization: Be Relevant

Email Personalization: Be Relevant

Two terms you'll hear a lot when you read about email marketing are email personalization and segmentation. What do they mean, what should you do with them, and how can they help you increase response to your email messages? I’m going to answer these questions in this...

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Small Business Social Media: How to Schedule Posts with Buffer

Small Business Social Media: How to Schedule Posts with Buffer

Buffer: My Favorite Scheduling Tool for Small Business Social Media For a small business, social media is a critical piece of your marketing strategy that requires time, effort, and resources. It doesn't stop with posting — an effective social media program includes...

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Email Marketing: The 7 Deadly Sins

Email Marketing: The 7 Deadly Sins

Don't Be Spammy. Don’t add people to your list who have not expressly opted in. There are laws that govern this, and the salient point of these laws is that you must have an explicit opt-in to your list. The read must know what they are signing up for and what they...

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7 Small Business Holiday Marketing Tips

7 Small Business Holiday Marketing Tips

It's time to start thinking about holiday marketing for your small business. In fact, if you're just starting to plan your holiday marketing, you're behind. According to Crowdspring, the holiday months drive 30 percent more revenue for e-commerce businesses than other...

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