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Infographic from ConstantContact -- Email Marketing

posted Aug 2, 2015, 7:34 AM by Cherie Dargan

Thinking about email marketing?

Here is a useful infographic by one of the leading companies helping small businesses grow their business.

[Infographic] The What, When, and Who of Successful Emails



More Digital Versions of Print Publications Using Apps like Issuu

posted Jul 12, 2015, 1:24 PM by Cherie Dargan

Cedar Valley Business Monthly now using a free Magazine App called Issuu


http://issuu.com/wcfcourier/docs/bizmo_july/23#signin
I found my July column ("Senior Moment: Technology can attract older customers") online when I could not find print copies at my local Hyvee store.

The Cedar Valley Business Monthly is a free publication geared to Small Business and Entrepreneurs alike; it is normally found with some of the other Courier publications on Courier news stands at area Hyvee stores. However, I have only located one copy -- at the Cedar Falls Public Library.

So I looked online and you can read the entire issue there.  If you have a tablet, search for the app Issuu.  You can type in the name of a publication and search for it: and then you can follow that publication.


Three Options to Follow Multiple Blogs: RSS button, Bloglovin' and Feedly

posted Jul 7, 2015, 11:25 AM by Cherie Dargan

How do you find and follow blogs?

I am playing with Mail Chimp but already had the RSS button on my page for Feedburner (another RSS option that lets you get blogs delivered to you by email). This service depends on people signing up through the email link on the blog.

So, three simple solutions – Use the form to sign up with your email at my blog, on the home page. https://sites.google.com/site/geekgrandmatechforwriters/home

OR, pick one of the two new blog readers, Bloglovin' and Feedly

https://feedly.com/

http://www.bloglovin.com

If using Bloglovin',

1)      Go to Bloglovin' and create a free account, or sign-in with your Facebook account.

Notice that it looks a little like Pinterest—the layout is very visual and asks you for some of your interests. However, you can also type in writers or writing and get blogs on that topic.

2)  Search for blogs by their name or the blogger’s name – or just copy and paste the URL from the blog you want to follow.

 

screen print of bloglovin

What is it? A blog reader--It pulls all of the content you want into one place to make it easy for you to read a set of blogs.  Here is an article that compares Feedly to Bloglovin.

http://www.articulatemarketing.com/blog-readers-review  Battle of the readers: review of Feedly and Bloglovin’ by Clare Dodd

Want to make it easy for others to follow you and YOUR BLOG on bloglovin? Get a widget!  You can add it to your webpage.

https://www.bloglovin.com/widgets

https://help.bloglovin.com/knowledgebase/articles/215897-how-to-add-a-widget-or-icon-to-your-blogger-blogsp

More details, geared to blogger

 If using Feedly, you can log in with your Facebook or Google credentials.  Here is a print screen of Feedly’s search. Again, use the exact URL or topic.

print screen of feedly

 Last Updated July 7

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