How to Turn Off New Post Notifications on LinkedIn

Turning Off LinkedIn Post Notifications

It started a while back when LinkedIn opened up their publishing platform (now called “Pulse”) to a limited range of people that they considered a “LinkedIn Influencer.” It was a way for widely-known business or industry leaders (think Richard Branson, Seth Godin, Mark Cuban, or Deepak Chopra) to share unique insight and wisdom in the form of article posts on LinkedIn.

And then it happened … LinkedIn opened up the Pulse publishing platform to EVERYBODY.

That was a big mistake – here’s why.

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Where to Find Free Stock Images for Your Blog or Website

Free Iimages Online

Note: One of our most popular blog posts over the last couple of years, we recently updated this article with a couple of new and fantastic image resources we’ve discovered since the original post back in 2013. Enjoy!

Whether you sell products, services, or ERP systems – effective marketing relies on visual appeal. It’s no surprise that blogs and websites using eye-catching images attract more visitors and potential customers.

But finding high-quality images without having to break out your credit card can be a challenge. So here are a few tools for finding free stock images on the web.

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A Few Recent Client Projects

accordant-websiteFrom website redesign and email marketing campaigns to customer success stories and webcast invitations, we’ve been hard at work helping Sage and Microsoft Partners put some juice in their marketing!

Here’s a look at a few of the projects we’ve been working on lately.

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Understanding Google’s Not-so-Friendly Mobile Search Update

Google Mobilegeddon

By now, you might have heard that Google updated their search algorithm with a change that people are calling mobilegeddon. Although some claim it’s the most significant update that Google has ever applied, associating it with doom, death, and destruction might be over the top.  But the point is if your website design isn’t “mobile-friendly”, you might soon be losing a chunk of traffic from search.

Let’s cut through the hype and take a look at what this change really means for you.

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It’s Time to Clear the Visual Clutter on Your Website

Most people realize that visual appeal is an important part of website design. Not only do you need great content that tells your story, you also need great images that are relevant, eye-catching, and complement the words on the page.

Unfortunately, most people just speed through the process of choosing website images because finding (or creating) the perfect fit can be time-consuming and tedious.  What they end up with is a bunch of gratuitous stock photos that do nothing more than take up space and create visual clutter that distracts your websites visitors. 

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How To Embed YouTube Videos in WordPress

Embed YouTube Video in WordPress

With just about every WordPress project we start, the client asks whether they’ll have the ability to embed YouTube videos on their new website. Small business marketers are fascinated with video – and for good reason. It’s a great way to diversify the content on your website and deliver a visual effect you just can’t achieve with written words.

So here are a couple of easy ways to embed YouTube a video in WordPress on any page or blog post.

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Understanding the Risk of Sending Email to a List You Purchased

Risk of Emailing Purchased List

Can I legally send marketing emails to a list of prospects that I purchased?

That’s a question I got recently from a client – and a question that a lot of companies ask as they consider new ways to generate leads and sell more software.

There’s plenty of confusion around what you can and can’t do under the CAN-SPAM Requirements for sending commercial email.

So I’m going to clear things up … and also help you understand the risk of sending email to people who didn’t specifically opt in.

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WordPress Tip: How to Schedule Blog Posts

WordPress TipsThere are many situations where scheduling a blog post in advance comes in handy. Luckily, WordPress has this functionality built right in – no plugins required. This little-known feature in WordPress allows you to schedule blog posts to be automatically published at the future date and time of your choice. Just set it and forget it!

Here’s how to schedule blog posts in WordPress.

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How LinkedIn Groups Became Ruined and Useless

LinkedIn Groups RuinedThere was a time when LinkedIn Groups were really useful. Full of engaging posts and discussion threads around topics that group members were passionate and knowledgeable about.  But all that has changed.

In my opinion, LinkedIn Groups (and indeed, LinkedIn itself) are being ruined by indiscriminate spam along with shallow, off-topic, crappy content.

Here’s my take.

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Sage Partner Marketing – A Few Recent Client Projects

The last several months have been nonstop here at Juice Marketing. From designing new websites and email newsletters to writing up customer success stories, we’ve been hard at work helping Sage Partners (like you!) put some juice in their marketing.

Here’s a look at a few of the projects we’ve been working on lately.

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