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The Art of Being Consistent

The Art of Being Consistent

This is an entry in our daily Internet Marketing Advent Calendar series. Each day your favorite marketing elves will focus on a new topic to get your internet marketing in order before the start of the new year.

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Real Estate Thursday - The Real Estate Market Is Looking Up! - Is Now The Time To Buy?

Real Estate Thursday - The Real Estate Market Is Looking Up! - Is Now The Time To Buy?

10 Ways to Prepare for Home Ownership

1. Decide what you can afford. Generally, you can afford a home equal in value to between two and three times your gross income.

2. Develop your home wish list. Then, prioritize the features on your list.

3. Select where you want to live. Compile a list of three or four neighborhoods you’d like to live in, taking into account items such as schools, recreational facilities, area expansion plans, and safety.

4. Start saving. Do you have enough money saved to qualify for a mortgage and cover your down payment? Ideally, you should have 20 percent of the purchase price saved as a down payment. Also, don’t forget to factor in closing costs. Closing costs — including taxes, attorney’s fee, and transfer fees — average between 2 and 7 percent of the home price.

5. Get your credit in order.

Your Internet Marketing Statistics To Be Thankful For

Your Internet Marketing Statistics To Be Thankful For

Turkeys are thawing, pies are baking, people are traveling and it is a time to be thankful. Thankful for health, family, friends and everything else in your world.

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Welcome To Social Media Monday - Today's Topic "Online Security"

Welcome To Social Media Monday - Today's Topic "Online Security"

 

In today’s ever changing world it is difficult to keep up with all the social media and technology being offered to us.  Every Monday we will feature a tip, platform or idea that will make your online experience more pleasant.  Whether you are an individual user or a local business looking to reach more customers/clients there will be something here for you.

When preparing this first blog I wanted to focus on online safety and security.  Facebook recently was attacked by hackers and what was posted was less than pleasant.  Here are some tips to keep your account from being hijacked by hackers.

                1 - Passwords -  Passwords should be changed frequently.  The best way to create a password is to make up a sentence that includes a capital, some numbers          and then a symbol or punctuation.

             

Authorship Just Got Better

Authorship Just Got Better

A couple of months ago we posted about authorship markup and what it means to B2Bs. When you are searching online for something, a particular author can be attributed to their published content.

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My Top 15 Most Essential WordPress Plugins

My Top 15 Most Essential WordPress Plugins

As a blogger and a consultant, I get asked a lot about how I manage my blog. Being in the middle of National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and having some extra eyes on my blog (hi there!), I thought I would blog about plugins I use.

I have utilized WordPress as a platform for about 5 years now. I find WordPress to be easy to use and rich with features.

Google+ is Open For Business – Why Getting There First is Important

Google+ is Open For Business – Why Getting There First is Important

Google+ announced on Monday that they are now allowing businesses and brands to create their Google+ pages. For information on Google+ for business, please see the list of resources below.