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Security researchers are warning that the popular social bookmarking service Digg is being abused by malware distributors by creating fake news stories and promoting them, or by posting malicious comments to legit entries. Read More
Training is often sold as a panacea promising long-term, significant increases in revenue generation. The logical thinking attached to this approach, which makes it an easy sell, is that sales skills can be taught and process can be instilled in individuals that will elevate them to rainmaker status. Unfortunately, the reality is much different. Read More

85 Absolutely Free Online Business Classes

85 Absolutely Free Online Business Classes - http://smallbizbee.com Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Self-Development
From http://smallbizbee.com 5603 days ago
Made Hot by: Jeffrey on February 18, 2009 5:37 pm
Back when I was in school, which wasn't that long ago, in order to get this kind of information you had to spend hours in a classroom and thousands of dollars. Now you can get a big time business education, on your own time, for free. The following courses range in complexity and length, and should offer a good primer for those of you just Read More

How to tell the search engines about duplicate content

How to tell the search engines about duplicate content - http://www.pandia.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Online Marketing
From http://www.pandia.com 5604 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 18, 2009 9:35 pm
If you have several versions of the same page or many pages with the same content, tell the search engines about it with the new canonical tag! The search engines really don't like to find the same content on several web pages. The main problem is for them to determine what is the “primary” page, the most important version, the one people shoul Read More

The Mark Cuban Stimulus Plan - Open Source Funding

The Mark Cuban Stimulus Plan - Open Source Funding - http://blogmaverick.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Raising Capital
From http://blogmaverick.com 5607 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 18, 2009 10:36 pm
Mark Cuban is giving away money! Well, sort of. Here's a snippet from his blog post: "You must post your business plan here on my blog where I expect other people can and will comment on it. I also expect that other people will steal the idea and use it elsewhere. That is the idea. Call this an open source funding environment. If its a go Read More

Email is not FREE!

Email is not FREE! - http://marketinginteractions.typepad.com Avatar Posted by mona19 under Online Marketing
From http://marketinginteractions.typepad.com 5729 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 16, 2008 9:14 am
When people start talking about communication delivery as being cheap or free, it's often indicative of the amount of effort they tend to expend. This is because the perception of FREE skews how you think about the tool. It's one of those "just because you can, doesn't mean you should" things. Read More
When I say 'become a spammer' I mean it in the FBI/Mulder profiling way, not the Buy-lots-of-servers-and-send-out-millions-of-messages-an-hour way. You can become a far better e-mail marketer if you study really crappy e-mail marketing. All those e-mails that look like they were written by a troupe of crazed chimpanzees hold invaluable lessons i Read More

How long does it take to convert an inquiry into a qualified lead?

How long does it take to convert an inquiry into a qualified lead? - http://www.etisales.com Avatar Posted by rupalik under Online Marketing
From http://www.etisales.com 5729 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 16, 2008 9:11 am
Here you can see that about 80% of the qualified leads were completed within 1.5 hours - in one or more conversations with the decision maker. Read More
Starting a blog is not for everyone. There are lots of reasons not to blog, including having the time to keep a blog up to date, having something to say, and the fact that blogging is becoming an increasingly crowded space making it far tougher to stand out than it may have been in the past. Why would I start a post about successful blogging with Read More

Help for the Holidays

Help for the Holidays - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by MattMcGee under Online Marketing
From http://online.wsj.com 5730 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 15, 2008 8:07 pm
The WALL STREET JOURNAL offers a list of tips for online marketing success during the upcoming holiday shopping season. And yours truly is even quoted in there. :-) Read More
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