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by GregJameson on December 12, 2018 at 3:19 pm
Long time readers of this blog know that I wrote the #1 best-selling book, “The Influencer Effect.” Since then, influencer marketing has become a “thing” (those two events are not necessarily related, as I don’t claim to be responsible for causing a change in the rise of influencer marketing). But influencers are not just someone Read more about Affecting Behavior […]
WordPress 5.0 is Here!
by GregJameson on December 7, 2018 at 2:10 am
The WordPress development community has been anticipating this release for most of this past year. Some of us have installed pre-release versions of the software and have been testing it and learning it for months. Today (December 6), it was finally released to the public. You can read the details here: https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-0/ The biggest change Read more about WordPress 5.0 is Here! […]
California Enacts Nation’s First Anti-Bot Law
by GregJameson on December 5, 2018 at 9:44 am
Chatbots are everywhere now – I use them on this site and on my Facebook page. They are a great way to communicate with potential customers quickly. But as of September 28th, they are also illegal (at least in California) unless you specifically disclose to someone that they are communicating with a bot. (That’s not Read more about California Enacts Nation’s First Anti-Bot Law […]
Colorado the most recent state to require out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax
by GregJameson on November 28, 2018 at 3:17 pm
I just got an email from B&H Photo stating that they would now be collecting sales tax in Colorado. Sadly, this is not because they are opening a store here (I love their New York store!), but instead because of a new tax law. The email stated, “All reputable retailers are complying with the new Read more about Colorado the most recent state to require out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax […]
The busiest shopping weekend of the year – are you ready?
by GregJameson on November 20, 2018 at 9:12 am
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday traditionally mark the busiest shopping weekend of the year, and the start of the holiday shopping season. How do you compete against WalMart and other big box stores to get your share of the holiday revenue? Here’s some tips to help you get the most out of Read more about The busiest shopping weekend of the year – are you ready? […]
Related videos on YouTube embeds is no longer working
by GregJameson on November 19, 2018 at 3:20 pm
YouTube is a great place to post videos. Since it is owned by Google, YouTube videos are great for SEO. You can post as many videos as you want to for free, even “unlisted” and “private” videos. and until recently, you could uncheck the box on embedding videos that would show related videos at the Read more about Related videos on YouTube embeds is no longer working […]
I grew my Instagram by 100 followers per day!
by GregJameson on November 14, 2018 at 8:04 am
Perhaps I still don’t get it, but Instagram is a strange social media platform. Instagram is not a website, but an app. You have to use your phone to post on Instagram. Every post must include a photo – and the photo must be square. Further, you can’t include a link in your posts to Read more about I grew my Instagram by 100 followers per day! […]
How can I get more traffic to my website?
by GregJameson on November 7, 2018 at 8:54 am
I recently had a customer ask me, “how can I get more traffic to my website?” The answer can be broken down into 2 parts: free (organic) traffic and paid (advertising) traffic. Let’s examine the benefits and disadvantages of each. Free traffic: This is what everyone wants, but has become increasingly harder to get and Read more about How can I get more traffic to my website? […]
WordPress is about to change forever
by GregJameson on October 17, 2018 at 9:58 am
Few versions of WordPress in the past have garnered as much buzz around them as WordPress 5.0. the last time we saw this much hype (and change) was the introduction of custom post types, which changed WordPress from a blogging platform into the world’s most popular content management system that now powers 30% of the Read more about WordPress is about to change forever […]
★★★ Make Your Subject Line STAND OUT 🙂
by GregJameson on October 15, 2018 at 2:16 pm
Have you ever gotten an email with symbols in the subject line and wonder “how did they do that?” The fact is, the subject line is the single most important part of any email – it determines whether or not someone opens your message and decides to read it. You can mark an email as Read more about ★★★ Make Your Subject Line STAND OUT 🙂 […]