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10 Creative Landing Pages


Startups spend a lot of time working on their landing pages. This is for good reason, because the landing page is the first time a potential user meets your company and your product. If they like what they see, they’re more likely to sign up for the service or purchase the product. A good landing page gets users interested in a product or service and converts visitors into users. We decided to look at 10 creative landing pages. This list is no particular order, it’s just a random sampling of pages we think are fantastic.

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Name.com spokesperson Vic Dixon gives an in-depth review of the Moto X


Name.com spokesperson Vic Dixon learned about the brand new Moto X “Google Phone” that was announced yesterday. After his analysis of the phone, he wanted to share some of his thoughts on it, wondering things like if the phone was really called the “moto cross” phone and he shares a terrifying story about how he was once in a motorcycle accident.

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WordPress now powers 18.9% of the Internet


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Ready for an absolutely mind-boggling statistic about WordPress? The blogging and website platform now powers 18.9 percent of the Internet, according to WordPress creator Matt Mullenberg.

“We’re now up to 18.9 percent of the web running WordPress,” Mullenberg said. “… We’re going to see the number of people who have WordPress as part of their daily habits grow exponentially.”

Mullenberg shared this staggering statistic at the annual San Francisco WordCamp conference. In the talk he also chatted about the next two versions of WordPress in the pipeline, including some insight about how the company envisions its own growth.

Most of the sites and blogs that use WordPress are in English—about 66 percent of them. Monthly pageviews for WordPress-powered sites is now massive, with 4 billion projected pageviews for all WordPress sites combined in 2013.

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How to Easily Import Your Tumblr into a WordPress Blog


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Tumblr is a micro-blogging platform that makes it easy to post and share content with your friends. Today Yahoo announced that they have acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion in stock and cash. Tumblr users have expressed concern about whether Yahoo can successfully keep the easy-going attitude of the Tumblr community alive. A press release from Yahoo that began with, “We promise not to screw it up.” seems to have just increased skepticism regarding the preservation of the creative vibe of Tumblr when Yahoo takes the reigns.

If you’re one of the many people who don’t want to wait to see how this acquisition plays out and are ready to switch to WordPress, we outline how to easily import your Tumblr to a WordPress blog below. WordPress is a fantastic alternative to Tumblr because it is a blogging service that offers a wider range of customization and features than Tumblr.

How to Get Started:

Before you get started, you’re going to need to setup a WordPress blog. I recommend using our RapidPress tool so that you can get your own domain (yourname.com), web hosting, and your new WordPress blog up right away.

Once Your WordPress Blog is Installed and Ready to Go:

Now that you have your WordPress blog installed, you need to go to the WordPress admin dashboard (yourdomain.com/wp-admin) and click on Tools > Import.

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On the import page, you’re going to see a list of importing tools for various blog services. You’re going to want to click on Tumblr and install the Tumblr importer.

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RapidPress as an Alternative to Tumblr


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Now that Yahoo has announced their acquisition of blogging service Tumblr, it may very well be the perfect time for you to jump on the WordPress blogging train. You can easily make the switch by using the Name.com RapidPress tool and then importing all of your Tumblr posts over. If you’re unsure of what RapidPress is, it is a one-click WordPress installation tool that includes both a domain and web hosting.

There have been some early signs that a lot of people may be making the switch away from Tumblr. WordPress CEO Matt Mullenweg publically stated that on Sunday night, an unusually high number of people imported there posts from Tumblr to WordPress. This is perhaps an early sign that a fair amount of people are looking to flee Tumblr now that it is part of Yahoo.

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The Best Deal on .TV Domain Names in the Industry. Period.


This is the best deal in the business. And when we say “business” we mean all businesses everywhere ever, because every entity out for success could use a quality domain for the least amount of money. Now hang onto yourself because I’m about to pull out the big font…

For a limited time get your brand new .TV domain for $10.99 per year for up to 10 years!*

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If you’re not familiar with the domain industry, you might be like, “Heavens to Betsy, that’s over a hundred bucks!” But .TV annual renewals are ugly. You’re getting ten years for less than what three years of .TV typically costs anywhere else. Really. If you find a lower price, I’ll shave your name in my back.

But more about why this is important: .TV domains are coveted and memorable, they represent the video culture that is exploding ...

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How To Use Twitter To Build Your Small Business


HOW TO USE TWITTER TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS

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Twitter is a micro-blogging site used to share information in real time. Apart from being a micro-blogging site, it is also a social networking site. Twitter was launched in 2006, and has accumulated over 140 million active users as of the year 2012. Businesses favor it since non-registered users can see tweets that registered users have posted. Seeing tweets that people have posted when we are not registered is advantageous since we can get ideas on trending topics. According to a study carried out by Kim Garst, 85% of the people in her survey found out about Osama Bin Laden’s death through social media. Of these 82%, about 62% found out the news from Twitter...

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The Future Is Now: Embracing The Mobile Revolution


THE FUTURE IS NOW: EMBRACING THE MOBILE REVOLUTION

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It is quite possible that visitors are coming to your website and quickly leaving because they are frustrated by the navigation and how long it takes to get around.  When you read this at first glance, you might think that it couldn’t be your website or business because you are driving new leads and bringing new customers into your marketing funnel.  You are probably correct, if you are talking about people who access your site using their home computer or work computer.

However, you may be incorrect, if you haven’t factored in that a number of people are now accessing the Internet from their mobile phone.  Mobile usage is project...

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The New Face Of Public Relations


THE NEW FACE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

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Public Relations, or PR as it is often referred, has been around in some form or another for nearly as long as there has been commerce. At its roots, PR is the control of information shared between a company or organization and the public at large. It also involves the perception the public has of a particular company. Before there were ever PR firms, there was word of mouth shared between one consumer and another. This shared information is what gave most individuals their perceptions of businesses in their town, and business owners knew that...

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Driving Leads With QR Codes


DRIVING LEADS WITH QR CODES

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Businesses must use every available means to drive traffic by placing their brand anyplace that a prospect might be.  To be effective doing this, marketers have to think about the different ways that people access content and then make sure that same access exists for their prospects.  The standard ways of making sure that you have text, audio, video and email only capture part of the universe of the content experience.

People are now spending a considerable amount of time accessing their content on their mobile devices.
In fact, there are more mobile phones on the planet than there are televisions, and over 90% of US citizens keep their mobi...

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