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How To Use Images and Titles To Connect With Your Audience More Effectively

Posted By Ileane 2225 days ago on Blog Tips - MS. ILEANE SPEAKS PODCAST HAS MOVED!FIND NEW EPISODES HERE: Good Images Helps You Connect With Your Blog's ReadersThe effective use of images can evoke an emotional response from your audience. With the right image you can tug at the heart strings of people visiting your blog. Images can also make your blog posts more memorable and leave a lasting impression that compels people to interact with you and share your content. Keep in mind that before you embed those high quality images in our blog posts you need to have the rites and permissions to do so. That's why it gives me great pleasure to announce that:Today's Sponsor for the Show is DepositphotosVisit the homepage of Pinterest and as you scroll down the page you will be taken on a roller coaste

Post Planner Rolls Out New Content Curation Features for Facebook

Posted By Ileane 2225 days ago on Blogging - Post Planner is known at The Ultimate Facebook Management Tool and for good reason.I started using Post Planner a few month ago and it has helped me juggle the task of managing 5 Facebook Pages and 2 profiles. I know that's a lot but even if you only have one page and one profile, Post Planner can be the answer to your Facebook posting nightmares.  var zfBaseURL=(("https:"==document.location.protocol) ? "" : ""); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src=" + zfBaseURL + " type=\"text/javascript\"%3E%3C/script%3E")); One of the reasons I like Post Planner so much is because it lets you post to Facebook pages, profiles AND groups.Posting to

The Positives and the Perils of Monitoring Your Brand on the Internet

Posted By Ileane 2225 days ago on Blog Tips - MS. ILEANE SPEAKS PODCAST HAS MOVED!FIND NEW EPISODES HERE: Importance of Monitoring Your BrandAs we continue along on our journey to building a successful blog, we've learned a lot along the way. In past episodes we talked about things like developing our content strategy, tracking the source of our traffic, connecting with influencers, building an email list, promoting our content through social media and we even discussed how to use images and post titles to be more memorable and make a deeper connection with our readers.  Now you're at the point in your blog's growth were you need to be mindful and pay attention to what others are saying about you. You need to know who and when people are linking to your content. Find out who your fans and suppor

Lynette Young Presents Google Plus for You

Posted By Ileane 2225 days ago on Blogging - Google Plus For You Presented by Lynette Young from Purple Stripe Productions Lynette Young presents on how entrepreneurs and small businesses can get started with Google+.  This presentation was given at the Greater Philly Small Business Marketers Meetup on November 14, 2012.Philly Small Business Marketers MeetupsI had the pleasure of meeting Lynette and my daughter took this picture of us.Lynette Young and Ileane SmithHere is a picture I took of my daughter Nikki Purvy. Ironically she asked me earlier that day to explain Google Plus to her. That was some timing wasn't it. Nikki PurvyLiz Cies helped organize the event along with the other wonderful AWeber staff members.Liz Cies from AWeberKey points from the presentation:Lynette has over 1.5 million followers on Googl

Hot Tips for Using Facebook and Tracking Your Social Proof

Posted By Ileane 2225 days ago on Blog Tips - MS. ILEANE SPEAKS PODCAST HAS MOVED!FIND NEW EPISODES HERE: Marketing Can be a Complicated Beast!There are so many aspects to running a successful Facebook Page that at times it can be overwhelming. On top of that, Facebook often makes changes to the platform and even after you get it all figured out, they go and change it again! But because of the massive amount of people who are constantly checking in with their friends and family and following their interests on the platform, it simply can not be ignored. Believe it or not, you can score a win on Facebook and in this episode I offer some advice to help you get started. Start by keeping your goals in mind and you can use some subtle techniques to drive traffic off of Facebook and back to your

How To Install The Audacity Extension for Chrome

Posted By Ileane 2225 days ago on Blogging - Audacity is Available as an Extension for ChromeFor years podcasters, musicians and audio technicians have relied on Audacity to edit their audio files. Typically you can download the open source software from and it is available for PC and Mac. The other day I was browsing the Google Chrome Web Store and I was pleasantly surprised to see that Audacity is available as an extension for Chrome.UPDATE: THIS EXTENSION STOPPED WORKING!! this video, How To Install the Audacity Extension for Chrome, you learn:How to install the Audacity applicationAgree to the terms from Roozz and AudacityOpen Audacity in Google ChromeOpen the standalone version of AudacityPlay and Edit an audio file in