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Top 10 Email Marketing Musts

Today, we’re going to talk about how your business can do email marketing in ways that will serve its interests – and the interests of its customers – in a much more valuable manner. There’s a long list of “don’ts” in email marketing and a very, very short list of “do’s.” With all that said, it’s best to start with what you should do to ensure that your email marketing campaign succeeds and your customers benefit from it.

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Should you join a blog network?

A blog network is simply a group of blogs which share a common theme. Some of the networks are primarily focused on promoting blogs, while others have a commercial aspect. Blog networks come in a variety of sizes and shapes, ranging from the small networks which focus on specific topics, to the large ones which cover a wide range of subjects.

Some of the most popular blog networks include b5media, Hubpages, Simply Good Media, Content Quake and 451 Press. You can find many other networks by doing a simple Google search or finding out which networks other blogs in your niche have joined.

Once you identify a network that suits you, get in touch with the network manager and explain clearly how your blog would add value to the blog network. Make sure your blog meets the requirements for being part of the network.
As a blogger, the following are some of the benefits you will enjoy by joining a blog network.

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7 Ways to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Business

Pinterest has become the social media network to watch after growing over 4,000% in the last 6 months. At an average of 88.3 minutes per visitor it ranks third on engagement behind Facebook and Tumblr and well ahead of LinkedIn (16 minutes) and Google Plus (5.1 minutes).

Pinterest is a social network with a simple premise: Users share photos that they find online by “pinning” them, the equivalent of “liking” a status on Facebook or giving a +1 on Google. Users have to download a toolbar that can be used to pin items from any Web site.

The photo and information then appear on your Pinterest board, and users who follow you can see your collection of photos and even re-pin them if they like them.

Read the full post to learn the many way that you can use this growing social network to promote your business: http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/02/02/7-ways-to-use-pinterest-to-promote-your-business/

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