Where to Find Free Stock Images for Your Blog or Website

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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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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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The Blueprint for Optimal Blog Design

Blog Design Blueprint

At Juice Marketing, we think a business blog is one of your most important Inbound Marketing tools.  But effective blogging is about more than just creating great content.

You also need to consider the structure and design if you want to drive more traffic, keep visitors on your site longer, and convert some of those visitors into real business opportunities (leads!).

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Website vs Subdomain – Where Should I Put My Blog?

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This is a question I’m hearing more often now that many of our clients are adopting an Inbound Marketing strategy and redesigning their websites with a business blog at the centerpiece of their marketing.

I’m going to cut to the chase and state it now, and then you can read the rest of the article if you’re interested in learning why.

The Best Option for SEO is to Put the Business Blog in a Subfolder (on Your Website) Instead of a Subdomain.

This is true in almost all cases when it comes to the clients and industry we work with (small companies that are ERP and business software resellers). Here’s why.

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6 Steps to Better Blog Posts

Better Blog Posts Tips

Ok the secret is out. Content marketing drives traffic to your website and generates leads for your business.

So your marketing guy says you need to start blogging.  But several months have passed and you’ve spent hours writing articles … but traffic isn’t up, your SEO hasn’t improved, and you feel like nobody is even reading your blog.

So here are a few simple tips to creating better blog posts that just might turn things around.

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SEO for Blogs – 5 Tips to Improve Search Visibility

So you finally did it … after years of listening to all the SEO and marketing experts, you started a blog.

But after countless hours cranking out content and posting articles on the blog, you haven’t seen much of an uptick in website traffic or improved search results. So what happened?

For many of the technology and ERP blogs I see, a few simple tweaks can go a long way in helping to get all that new content found and indexed by Google and start driving a little more traffic to your website.  Here are some of the most important elements of structuring your blog entries for better search visibility.

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Why Do I Get So Many Spam Comments on My Blog?

It goes without saying – we’ve all experienced spam in one way or another. Whether it’s the mailbox packed with credit card offers, telemarketers interrupting the workday, or useless email sales pitches, spam shows up everywhere – and now spam is showing up in the comments on your blog.

While there are plenty of ways to minimize blog comment spam, many of the clients we work with don’t understand how or why blog spam happens in the first place. So let’s take a closer look at spam comments, how they hurt your website, and how to prevent spam from making it onto your blog.

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Blog Marketing Secrets That Work

We hear it from Sage Partners all the time … “Everyone is blogging and they say it’s good for business, but I’m just too busy and not sure I have time for it.  So what is the big deal with blogging anyway?”

This is the big deal …

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2 Sage Summit Marketing Sessions You Should Attend

Sage_Summit_2012Sage Summit is right around the corner. Your flight is booked, hotel room is reserved, your cowboy hat is packed, and you’re ready for some country music. But planning doesn’t end there!

Juice Marketing’s very own Mark Badran will be leading 2 Sage Summit sessions focused on blogging and content marketing. So as you make final preparations and update your agenda, make  sure to include these 2 sessions as a part of your summit experience …

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