Posts by: Samar Owais

August 28, 2014
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The Great Comment Debate: Should You Enable or Disable Them?

Comments on blogs are often touted as the only reliable way to discern the success of a blog.   (more…)
August 25, 2014
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Looking for a WordPress Theme? 7 Questions You Need to Answer Before Making a Decision

Choosing a WordPress theme for your website or blog is a big decision.   You want to choose a theme that makes a good impression, instills confidence in visitors and attracts business.   That’s a…
August 18, 2014
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9 Things to Look Out for When Choosing Your Web Hosting Partner

Choosing a web hosting partner is a big decision.   It’s a business decision that needs extra attention and research – especially if you’re running an online business.   The wrong choice can affect your…
August 14, 2014
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The Busy Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a New Blog from Scratch

Starting a new blog from scratch is exciting. The possibilities seem endless. Unfortunately, the work that goes into launching a new blog seems endless too. (more…)
August 12, 2014
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3 Business Email Practices That Get More Responses

“The money’s in the list.”   You’ve heard the advice before - an email newsletters is your ticket to online marketing success.   But I’m going to tell you something you’re not going to like.…
July 24, 2014
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How to Market Your Small Business Online

There’s no denying it: marketing a business is a tough job. But marketing a small business? That’s even tougher.   You don’t have the budget, resources, or even the connections to get the word out…
July 17, 2014
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How to Repurpose Content Without Pissing Google Off

When it comes to publishing content online, Google’s always been the bad guy.   It’s freakishly sharp at catching folks gaming its algorithm and they change their search engine optimization criteria faster than a baby…
July 14, 2014
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The Timid Blogger’s Guide to Increasing Reader Engagement

Can I ask you something?   Do you routinely hesitate before publishing a blog post?   Do you constantly worry about what people will think, how you’ll come across, and even if you’ll have anything…
July 10, 2014
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Grow Your Small Business Without Working Longer or Harder

Most people have a tough time managing their time. And because they don’t (or can’t) manage their time properly, their productivity suffers.   Some of the biggest time management and productivity offenders are folks running…
June 30, 2014
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7 Types of Blog Posts That Attract Customers and Clients

At first glance, blogging seems simple.   You write a post, publish it, promote it on social media channels, and then wait for the shares, comments, and sales to pour in.   Only it doesn’t…
May 16, 2014
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Social Media Etiquette 101: The Art of Asking For a Favor on Social Media

  Let’s face it.   If you’re using social media for your business, there will come a time when you’ll need a favor from someone influential in your network. It isn’t a matter of if…
May 2, 2014
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How to Add Credibility to Your Online Authority

  Quick question: Have you ever referred to yourself as an online authority, an expert, or a guru?   What was the reaction like? Did people stop to pray at the altar of your expertise?…