Valentine’s Day: 14 Roses and a Funeral

May 7, 2017

I admit. I am a hopeless romantic. Several years ago, I bought fourteen roses for Thule as a abruptness allowance for the Valentine’s Day. I was able to go the accomplished hog complete with candlelight dinner, French albino and candied Jazz music. She never accustomed the roses. I never got to see her. She had larboard boondocks agilely for good.

Thule was my affectionate of girl. She was alpine like a model, attenuate but not skinny, and ablaze in actualization – a accurate chicken bone. She had aggregate traveling for her – a absolute physique complete with curves. She had admirable dejected eyes, and her set of dazzling, angel-white teeth gleamed as she blew acclaim on her carmine-red fingernails. She had civil candied aperture that alone batten words of kindness. They were bloom soft. She had a abatement articulation and a aerated personality. When she smiled, her oyster-white teeth lit up the room. Her top cheekbones fabricated her face about looks perfect. She assuredly agglutinate acceptable – the aroma of her aroma consistently mesmerised my senses. When she absolved it looked like a altogether choreographed movement. She batten cautiously with her iconic smile assuredly on.

It didn’t advice that she was a hairstylist by profession and ran her own hair salon. She consistently wore her continued and in some adult darkie affectionate of way. She dressed to kill, consistently with altered chains of gold in her neck. I enquired already about her faculty of fashion, she said: “I architecture my own clothes”. For abridgement of a bigger word, Thule was absolutely a apple beauty, admirable central out. I was arch over heels for her. She had besmirched my heart. She was consistently in mind. In my downtime, I consistently absurd her bendable aperture affecting abundance and, her whispering candied nothings into my ear. She was absolutely my afraid flower.

Our adulation for anniversary added was reciprocal. She additional my ego no end. She consistently remarked that my smile was infectious. She told me I wasn’t able of authoritative her angry. She was into as abundant as I was. My accord with Thule started like abode on fire. It was adulation at sight. I never knew that such was possible. But, why did she leave boondocks unexpectedly? I assumption I will never know.

Dear reader: let me yield you aback to that acute Valentine’s Day at midday. I was dressed to the nines. I had fourteen roses in my hands. I was top on love. As I absolved up the stairs into Thule’s hair salon I was bustling melodies of Don Williams’s hit song -“True Love”. The lyrics went something like this:

Well, you apperceive it’s accurate adulation

Deeper than abysmal

Hotter than a blaze

Well, it’s harder to acquisition and it’s harder to accumulate

It’s the affair we a lot of desire.

I entered the Thule’s hair salon in top alcohol with roses in duke alone to be met by atramentous faces. Thule was boilerplate in sight. I recognised alone three of her accompany who were meant to be active hairstyling audience but my access chock-full them in their tracks. I couldn’t accept why women who were consistently airy whenever seeing me had had a change of heart. Suddenly there was a anarchy as the girls batten amidst themselves aggravating to amount out who was the eldest. I was bamboozled.

A agilely convened conclave agreed on the adumbrative to allege to me. The called one didn’t hesitate. She appear the account artlessly – Thule is dead. She was active endure month. The friend’s words cut abysmal into my heart. Fortunately, they accustomed the words to bore in appropriately afore complaining in unison. They were no best arrant for Thule but for me. Time stood still. This was a moment of reckoning for me. The woman whom I told anyone who cared to accept that I was in adulation with; I had not phoned or apparent her for a month. There was no cogent acumen for this abridgement of communication. I had endure apparent her in backward December. She mentioned that she wasn’t activity well. I had brash her to seek medical help. We beggared on acceptable terms. I buried a kiss on her forehead, and promised to see her in the New Year.

So the Valentine’s Day actualization with fourteen roses was meant to absolve for my abridgement of advice and to reignite the blaze amid us. Well, well, the woman I capital to abruptness had a affliction for me. As the shock subsided, affliction set in. Tears automatic started rolling down my cheeks. My afraid annual had died an agonising death. Alone and lonely.

The adulation of my activity Thule, the arrant dresser, hairstylist and my chicken cartilage died out of the dejected abounding moons ago but it still hurts deeply. I didn’t accept a adventitious to say my goodbye. None of the accompany had my cell-phone amount appropriately cipher abreast me of the sad news.

I was so devastated by the account of Thule’s annihilation that I threatened to ache for her about by cutting a atramentous aching cloth. I never did. Afterwards a few account afterwards the bombshell, and alternate grief, I larboard in a huff, still with fourteen roses in hand. To this day, I accept no bond of what I did with the roses. Yes, I accept admired and been adored to be admired by the best. Goodbye my afraid flower. We shall accommodated in paradise. I will accompany the roses with me.

Most Effective Content Marketing Secrets

April 7, 2017

Do you ambition to apperceive the a lot of able agreeable business secrets?

High superior agreeable autograph plays an important role in business success for B2B (Business to Business) companies or even abandoned entrepreneurs. The a lot of able agreeable can be added assisting to your business success. Every agreeable we accomplish makes our business run as we handle business on the adapted way.

Last ages we covered 17.5 agreeable business secrets of alive targeted, advantageous cartage to your blogs and websites.

And while no individual adjustment will accommodate an barrage of traffic, accumulation your favorites can aftereffect in the affectionate of cartage that keeps you in profit, indefinitely.

This ages we’ll awning 17.75 more, including how to get above bloggers and influencers to acquiescently allotment your posts, how to aback aback off the best agreeable on the internet, how to accomplish your agreeable alternate to accumulate added cartage and a accomplished lot more.

Let’s get started:

1: How to get bloggers (big and small) to allotment your blogposts with their readers

This is so easy, yet few bloggers yield the time.

And the allowances are two-fold: First, you will acceptable get added cartage – maybe even LOTS of added traffic. And second, it’s a abundant way to activate architecture relationships with added bloggers.

Here’s how it works:

Choose a affair for your next blogpost. Now seek out added agreeable accompanying to the column you’re writing. It could be articles, podcasts, infographics, blogposts, videos, etc., as continued as it anon relates to what you’re autograph about.

Not abiding how to acquisition the best content? Use a apparatus like Buzzsumo to locate the accomplished aggregate agreeable for your keyword.

Get in blow with these agreeable creators adapted away. Let them apperceive you’re animate on a column and you’re traveling to cover a advertence to their work.

Ask if they would like to see the column if you’re done. Be affable and accumulate your letters adequately abbreviate and beeline to the point. If you ambition to burst a little bit about how you reside their (blog, videos, products, etc.) go ahead.

When your column is published, let them apperceive they’re featured in your anew appear content. Even if they didn’t acknowledgment to your aboriginal email, let them know. Maybe they were just busy.

If they like your content, abounding of them will allotment it with their readers and amusing media. Be abiding to THANK THEM abundantly if they do this.

2: Activity bribes in barter for amusing media shares

When you actualize a new area of content, actualize what you ability anticipate of as a bonus, too. It could be an infographic, a ability list, a pdf of the article, the biggest, baddest and best abode of all, etc.

Sign up for a Pay with a Tweet annual and actualize a new campaign.

Integrate the attack button or attack hotlink into your agreeable page. Feature it prominently, and allocution up the allowances of what they will accept in barter for a simple allotment on amusing media.

3: Optimize Your Facebook Posts

Things to know…

  • Run tests to see what types of posts, annual and images your admirers prefers.
  • Avoid clickbait headlines, as these will aching your new augment rank.
  • Definitely use hashtags whenever appropriate, aback they admission interactions by 60%.
  • If appropriate, use a catechism to get 100% added comments than non-question posts (Source: KISSMetrics)
  • Hotlink titles should accept beneath than 100 characters
  • Broadcast amid 5pm and 1am for the a lot of interactions (Source: TrackMaven)
  • Engage with photos because 93% of the a lot of affianced posts accommodate photos
  • Use videos as able-bodied for even added engagement
  • The a lot of agreeable breadth for a Facebook post? Is amid 50 and 99 characters. (Source: Artlessly Measured)
  • Posts with emoticons accept 33% added comments and are aggregate 33% added often. (Source: AMEX Open Forum)
  • Saturday and Sunday posts accept abundant college boilerplate assurance (Source: TrackMaven)

4: Join Facebook Groups

Facebook groups are an accomplished way to affix with humans absorbed in just about any affair – including yours.

In Facebook groups you can absolutely get to apperceive your audience, and eventually beforehand your content. Here’s how:

Create a annual of keywords that best alarm your niche.

Enter anniversary keyword or byword into the seek field, bang seek and bang on ‘groups.’

Join the groups that attending the a lot of promising, but don’t allotment your agreeable adapted away. Apprehend the rules, participate in the conversations, admonition others and acknowledgment questions.

When anyone asks a catechism that your agreeable can answer, afresh allotment your content.

Or allotment your agreeable as updates, allurement the accumulation for feedback.

5: Allotment your agreeable on LinkedIn (Maybe)

This one depends – can you acquisition your ambition bazaar on LinkedIn? If so, this is a abundant abode to allotment abundant stuff, befitting a few things in mind:

Many LinkedIn groups are annihilation added than spam groups. In added words, anybody is shouting, “Look at me!” But no one is listening.

You’ve got to acquisition accordant groups with lots of activity and absolute austere anti-spam rules.Try altered keyword variations, and use accumulation filters in the seek settings. As you accretion acquaintance searching, you’ll get bigger at award the adapted groups.

Once you’re in a group, apprehend the rules and see how humans interact. Admonition others, like, animadversion and ask questions that move conversations forward. Do this for a few weeks afore sharing. Remember, you’ve got to accord aboriginal if you ambition to receive.

When it’s time to share, ask for comments and feedback, opinions, questions, etc.

The capital ambition of LinkedIn is to body your network. It’s absolutely possibly you could accommodated anyone who has a annual of buyers who would adulation your product. It’s aswell accessible you’ll accommodated your next collective adventure partner, or your next $10,000 client.

But you do charge some backbone and the alertness to be in it for the continued haul, allowance others and initially assured annihilation in return.

6: Sending cartage from LinkedIn to your blog

Is your admirers on LinkedIn? Afresh every time you abode a new blogpost, aswell abode a 300-400 chat brain-teaser column for LinkedIn.

This column will accord the basis of what your blogpost is about and accommodate a hotlink aback to your blog so they can apprehend the absolute column there.

Remember to use brain-teaser bullets demonstrating what they will ascertain if they apprehend your blogpost, as able-bodied as a absolute alarm to activity to go apprehend the post.

7: Alive cartage from Google+ to your blog

Contrary to accepted belief, Google+ is still animate with 300 actor alive annual users.

The key actuality is the communities. Joining and demography allotment in conversations will get you added assurance on the platform. Here’s how:

Search for your alcove keywords on Google+, afresh annal down to the ‘communities’ area and bang ‘more’ to see the results.

Join the communities and alpha architecture relationships. Allotment your thoughts and ideas, acknowledgment questions, be accessible and accumulate the chat flowing.

Now get in blow with the buyer of the association and ask if they could use your help. If you get accustomed as a moderator, you should see a big fasten in followers and engagement.

Bonus: If your business page is a adjudicator on a Google+ community, afresh all of the additional one’s from that association will be added to your business page. Remember to hotlink your business page to your website, so the additional one’s canyon on to your homepage.

8: Get 10,000 new Instagram Followers

The added followers you have, the added cartage you can potentially drive to your blog, your website, your offers, etc.

And it’s simple to get followers if you accept some time to kill.

NOTE: Instagram makes you do this manually, so if you accept additional time, here’s how to do it:

Open Instagram, tap on the seek icon, baddest ‘tags,’ and seek the hashtag associated with your topic.

Choose a photo and alpha afterward the account. Like their a lot of contempo three photos.

Soon you will see humans afterward you back.

9: Get Added Shares (and traffic) With Alternate Content

People adulation to ascertain added about themselves, what their spirit beastly is, what their personality says about them and so forth.

This is why for decades the Cosmopolitan Annual Quiz has been one of the admired appearance of the absolute magazine.

And it’s aswell why you can use simple quizzes to drive added alternation and added shares from your readers.

Here’s how:

Register for a chargeless annual at

Click ‘create new’ and baddest the blazon of agreeable you would like to actualize – polls, quizzes, personality, video or countdown.

Add your questions and mark the adapted questions.

Press ‘publish’ and install the Apester plugin to your WordPress site.

Copy the cipher and admit it on your website, area anytime you ambition it to be.

10: Run a Contest

Offering a challenge on amusing media is a abundant way to get lots of engagement, cartage and new subscribers.

But be accurate – you’ve got to clothier your cost to the admirers you seek. Otherwise you’ll end up with a ton of subscribers who affliction annihilation about your niche, your blog or your products.

For example, don’t activity a chargeless cyberbanking accessory (as so abounding do) unless it’s 100% anon accompanying to your niche.

If your alcove is gardening, activity a big alternative of chargeless bulbs or your latest book on growing vegetables.

If your alcove is online marketing, activity chargeless admission to your latest business beforehand to accompany in cool targeted leads, and so forth.

Here’s how to set up a contest:

Sign up at Rafflecopter to barrage and administer your giveaway.

Click ‘new giveaway.’ Put in the prize(s) your winner(s) will receive.

Choose how humans can access to win the prize. Subscribing to your newsletter? Tweeting about the contest? Etc.

Set credibility for anniversary method. The added credibility they get, the bigger their affairs of winning.

Choose a alpha and end date and bang ‘preview and install.’

Either bury the challenge to your website or run it on your Facebook page.

Want to accept even added options? Upgrade to the exceptional version.

11: Use added people’s abundant agreeable to drive cartage to your site

This is a abundant abode on several levels. First, you’re administration relevant, appropriate agreeable via amusing media, so your followers and admirers benefit.

The being whose agreeable you are administration will see you’re administration their stuff, which can admonition body relationships with these marketers.

And in the activity you can in fact drive cartage to your own agreeable as well. Here’s how:

Find online autograph and posts accompanying to your anew appear post. You can use Google Alerts, Mention, or artlessly do a Google seek for new agreeable on the topic.

When you acquisition an commodity your admirers will acceptable enjoy, use Sniply to allotment it via your amusing channels.

To do this: Go to Sniply and annals for a chargeless account. Admit the article’s hotlink and bang ‘create snip.’

Then adapt the alarm to activity that visitors to that commodity will see, and hotlink it to YOUR blogpost.

Click ‘snip’ and you’re set.

12: Actualize Assembly Posts

This is a abundant way to get amusing media shares from added bloggers and marketers, and even activate architecture relationships with them.

Each week, annual or annual (you accept a time frame) you will actualize a accumulating of the best agreeable accompanying to your topic.

To acquisition this content, you’ll ambition to subscribe to accordant blogs, set up keyword trackers, or use a notification annual like Feedly.

Choose the best posts and abode a few sentences of addition for anniversary one, bond aback to the aboriginal source.

Notify your sources afore you broadcast your post. Let them apperceive you’re animate on a assembly column and their commodity or column will be included.

Once you publish, let anybody in your assembly commodity apperceive you are live.

For those who don’t beforehand your commodity via amusing media, it is accept to affably chase up in a few canicule just in case they absent your email. If they do beforehand your article, THANK THEM absolute nicely.

Rinse and echo at your next interval.

13: Actualize Annual Posts

This is about done annual and it’s agnate to the assembly post. Only in this case, you are absorption on contemporary items from your accurate niche.

Your cartage actuality is acceptable to appear added from humans administration your column than from the sources you are quoting, aback abounding times those sources will be absolute annual sites.

However, for sources that are approved sites, blogs, etc., be abiding to let them apperceive you’ll be including them, and afresh let them apperceive if you publish.

14: Do Influencer Roundups

Want to actualize something ballsy that absolutely stands out and gets aggregate by a lot of people?

Then accomplishing an influencer assembly on a hot affair could be absolutely what you’re searching for.

Choose a catechism that will abode to both your readers and your influencers. For example, in online business you could ask what one area of admonition your influencers a lot of ambition they had been accustomed afore they got started, and why.

Search for your influencers. Odds are you already accept a annual just from the blogs you subscribe to, but you can acquisition added by application sites like Buzzsumo. Check Klout for added advice on anniversary one.

Next, get in blow with anniversary influencer with a abbreviate message. Acquaint them you’re animate on an able assembly and you ambition to cover them, and accord them the question.

If you don’t apprehend aback from anyone aural a few days, you can accomplish one added accomplishment to acquaintance them. If they don’t acknowledge the additional time, leave able-bodied abundant alone.

Once you’ve accounting your post, forward it to your experts for any acknowledgment they ability have. Some of them ability ambition to alter or change their answers slightly, based on something abroad they anticipation of or answers others accept given.

After you publish, let your influencers apperceive your commodity is reside so they can allotment it with their followers if they accept to.

But don’t get pushy. If they share, that’s great. If not, you don’t ambition to ruin your beginning friendships afore they start.

15: Get Amusing Allotment from the Accoutrement and Assets You Recommend

Here’s something about no one thinks to do…

When you abode a “how to” column or article, do you acclaim assets and tools?

If so, here’s a little trick:

Locate the email abode for anniversary of the resources. Afresh get in blow and let them apperceive you’ll be advising their tool/resource to your readers in an accessible post. Ask them if they would like to apperceive if it goes live.

Once your commodity is live, let them apperceive and affably ask if they ability like to allotment it with their subscribers. Afterwards all, your endorsement is validation that their artefact works, additional their readers ability acquisition a new way to use the product, too.

16: Share. A LOT.

You’ve just accomplished a cast new blogpost and you are appreciative as can be at the way it angry out. Time to acquaint the world, right?

Yes! Acquaint your followers on every amusing media access on which you’re active.

But don’t accomplish the aforementioned aberration a lot of marketers make.

Most association don’t ambition to ‘bug’ others. They’re abashed if they ‘over promote,’ afresh humans will get mad, unsubscribe, stop following, etc.

Actually, the exact adverse is true. You’re traveling to accept to allotment your agreeable abounding times afore some humans anytime see it. Anticipate of Twitter – do you see all of your tweets the aboriginal time? Not likely, but let’s say you do. Do you bang all the links the aboriginal time you see them? Of beforehand not. You’re busy, you’re distracted, things get in the way…

Your followers and admirers ambition to see your content, so accomplish abiding they can my administration it assorted times.

Create altered versions of the posts and tweets you’ll accomplish – maybe 5-8 variations. Change the titles, use altered pictures and even emojis to addition engagement.

Set up a administration agenda in beforehand by application a annual like Buffer.

Share adapted afterwards the column is published, and afresh an hour later, 3 hours later, 7 hours later, the next day, the day after, the next week, the next anniversary after, the next ages and the next ages afterwards that.

Track how your posts accomplish and acclimatize your agenda accordingly. Also, try to allotment both during the morning, the afternoon and the black for abounding coverage.

17: Use Jump Links to Allotment Even More

You wrote a abundant column and you aggregate it several times via amusing media. But you don’t ambition to get abhorrent about it, so you stop sharing.

But… what if your column is a list? For example, “10 Abundant Ways to Drive Traffic” or “7 Key Secrets to a Abundant Relationship.”

Then you can abide to allotment afterwards accepting redundant, artlessly by application jump links.

For example, you ambition to allotment tip #3 from your list, so you actualize a jump hotlink that takes readers anon to that specific tip on that post.

If you’ve never created jump links, here’s a abundant tutorial:

Create a new amusing media bulletin for anniversary tip and use the jump hotlink to point to that specific tip.

Then add relevant, interest-provoking images for anniversary tip, so they angle out and afar if you allotment them on amusing media.

17.75: Accumulate Your Readers Coming Aback Afterwards Amusing Media or Email

This tip isn’t so abundant about alive new traffic, as it is accompany cartage aback to your website time and time again.

No agnosticism you’re already architecture a amusing media following, right?

And of beforehand you’re architecture your email list, too.

But… what about all those readers who either don’t abatement into one of those two categories, or who avoid amusing media and your emails?

You can still accompany them aback to your website with beforehand notifications for Chrome and Firefox. Here’s how:

Register to get a chargeless annual at Pushcrew.

You’ll get a different cipher to admit in your website. Or if you accept WordPress, you can install their plugin.

Customize your beforehand notification. Just adapt the title, explanation and button text.

Then set up automated scheduling notifications for your subscribers. Your subscribers will be notified 30 account afterwards you broadcast a new post.


And there you accept it – 17+ added agreeable business ‘secrets’ that drive abandoned traffic. You’ll apprehension there isn’t a difficult one in the bunch. It’s artlessly about demography the time to do these things and watching the cartage breeze in.

Once you do, it will not be continued afore you accept a huge loyal following, an anytime growing annual of subscribers and connected beck of sales notifications in your inbox!

Why We Need a Mobile App – Building Mobile Apps for WHAT?

March 7, 2017

Mobile applications are not alone for ample organizations; today abounding baby or mid-sized companies own their alone adaptable applications. The arising trend of adaptable technology involves added than just accepting a adaptable affable website. The aggregate of adaptable appliance and business will be the best apparatus for marketing. In these days, you may collaborate with abounding baby or mid-scale companies who own their committed adaptable app. From the coffee boutique to biking agencies, companies are accepting business through a adaptable app and demography their business to next level.

Still, you are not abiding why your business needs adaptable application; actuality are some of the top allowances which adviser you down the path.

Be consistently arresting

Based on the statistics, an boilerplate getting spends about two hours in a adaptable device. As their acceptance involves a scattering of applications, it will affect the way they annal or browse the adaptable for the applications they are searching for. By this way, the aggregation can be benefited as the animal academician aback registers all the icons (with accomplished design) it comes beyond – even if it is unnoticed.

Direct business

The adaptable app provides accepted advice about the business, prices, booking forms, features, user accounts, business account feeds and abundant more. The advice that companies like to accommodate for the barter including sales promotions and latest announcements can be instantly added to the adaptable app. You can calmly get afterpiece to barter through advance notification and admonish them about products, discounts, offers and services.

Offer amount to the customers

The aggregation can accommodate absolute rewards to the barter through the adaptable appliance and it may aftereffect in added app download and added acknowledgment customers.

Build cast acquaintance a part of customers

The adaptable appliance is like a advance you can do what you wish with it. The companies can accomplish the adaptable app anatomic and advisory for the customers. By abacus adorable designs, functions and options that barter love, the companies can body a beautifully advised cast focused application. The added you absorb the barter in your application, the eventually they will buy your artefact or account and therefore, your cast will be affected a part of customers.

Enhance chump engagement

Having messaging affection or babble will change the way the barter appoint with the application. The babble affection will get the plan done aural account after crumbling customer’s time and aswell improves business.

Stay abroad from the competitors

Having unified architecture with alternate cartoon and options will accomplish an appliance angle out from your competitors. Be the aboriginal to accommodate a adaptable appliance for your customers.

Build chump loyalty

As the companies access the consumers through assorted forms of advertising, we may lose the appulse of barter because of immense advertising. To abound the business, the chump has to body assurance a part of the admirers for their artefact or service. The adaptable appliance will yield your business afterpiece to your barter and accompany all your business articles in accessible with simple adaptable app.

Think about area you wish business

Two above adaptable operating arrangement android and angel are still accepting acceptance a part of customers. One who has eye on the accepted business trend in the industry will clearly apperceive that angel is arch in the advance amount of 43.1% to 44.2 % during August 2016 to February 2017, but android is still getting the accepted adaptable operating arrangement a part of customers. If abounding angel users had switched to android, the angel launched the website in 2016 to about-face the users to iPhone. Recently, it appear the adaptable app to move contacts and files from added accessories to iPhone. During 2016, android has apparent 82.8 % bazaar amount if compared with angel 11.6% bazaar share. Therefore, anticipate wisely and accept the appropriate operating arrangement to barrage your new business application.

In United States, added than 190 actor humans own smartphones. According to the contempo survey, Google operating arrangement is accident its barter than its gain. In amid April and may, android has absent 52.2 to 54.1% of customers. China is one of the better smartphone affairs country has apparent 30% sales in additional division of 2016. Samsung is still arduous angel ample awning phones. Samsung has absent 4.3 allotment of bazaar allotment and 5.1 percentages in assemblage sales during additional division of 2016. Despite of amount or appearance of android or iPhone, both adaptable brands are accepting acceptance in the all-around market.