Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to stock photos? It is a common complaint these days. Fortunately, more and more free photo websites have been popping up, giving you many options to find the perfect images online. There is no need to spend hours searching the web yourself for these websites, as I have compiled a large list of free online image sources that have photos you will actually want to use. The sites are in no particular order and some have extremely niche categories. (Note: Even though I provided notes about each website, be sure to review the sites’ license agreements to know how the photos can be used and if attribution is required.) 1. StockSnap.io Every week, hundreds of high-resolution photos are added to Stocksnap.io. According to Stocksnap.io, each one of their images is released under Creative Commons Zero and can be copied, modified and distributed, including images that will be used commercially. No attribution is required. They curate photos from around … [Read more...] about 25 Places to Find Free Images Online
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They say the new game in marketing is all about building relationships and trust. Most companies that dive into digital marketing accomplish just the opposite: they come off like robots. Are you one of them? If you’re making any of these 5 mistakes, you probably are. 1. Posting about yourself Whether it’s on their blog or their social media account, most companies that try to market themselves online make this mistake. Accustomed to the world of push marketing, where the audience is captive, they believe the best way to market themselves is to talk about themselves. So they talk about their history, their latest stunt, and the latest deal or contest. Consider The Sales Lion’s experience with a brand called The Walking Company. Marcus Sheridan suffers from Plantar fasciitis, which makes the arches of his feet hurt…a lot. He’s spent hundreds of dollars on The Walking Company because they’ve built trust with him as a provider of insoles that remedy … [Read more...] about 5 Digital Marketing Tactics that Make You Look Like a Robot
In some ways, it’s the Who’s Who of Twitter — the Twitter Suggested Users list. These are the 241 people Twitter currently suggests that new people should follow. Below, a look at who makes it by categories, such as media or sports. Who’s getting Twitter’s love (such as the New York Times) and who’s not (say most other newspapers). To make the breakdown below, I used an account that was following no one on the Suggested Users List. That’s important, because if you follow someone, then they’ll no longer show (that’s why it seemed TechCrunch might have been dropped recently, but they weren’t). NOTE (Sept. 22, 2009): About two weeks after this was originally written, it appears TechCrunch really was dropped from the list. How to get on the list? Twitter blogged in March: We’ve explained that the Suggested Users list is a bit like your local book store’s staff picks but there’s a little more to it than that. Our … [Read more...] about Who Does Twitter Love? Breaking Down The Twitter Suggested Users List
URL shortening services are experiencing a renaissance in the age of Twitter. When every character counts, these services reduce long URLs to tiny forms. But which is the best to use, when so many are offered and new ones seem to appear each day? Below, issues to consider and a breakdown of popular services, including recommendations and services to avoid (the new DiggBar being one of these). The URL Shortener Mega Chart NOTE (March 2011): I’m hoping to update this article in the near future. Much of the basics are still valid. But you should also see Google URL Shortener Opened To The Public; Comparing To Bit.ly & Twitter, which is sort of an interim update. To make recommendations, I reviewed various services and how they stacked up in a variety of features. All this got dumped into a spreadsheet, below. You can also view it in full-screen here. Each column represents a feature. Want to know more about that feature and why it is important? Each is explained below the chart. … [Read more...] about Which Shortening Service Should You Use?
Writing is an art and discovering the secrets of boosting your readers’ engagement can transform you into a master of copywriting. Setting the right tone, answering to questions, drawing attention, adding personality and bringing your content alive with visuals or interactive data are just a few techniques that can get you where you want. You know that warm feeling you get when you speak with one of your friends? You talk, he listens, he asks questions and so on. You understand each other. A similar feeling can be established with your readers as well. How, you may ask? It’s not a bulletproof formula but for sure it will be extremely helpful to follow the next 23 rarely used copywriting techniques to help you boost your engagement. Use the Serial Position Effect Make Your Visitors Feel Important by Offering Exclusive Content Use the “Bizarreness Effect” to Draw Attention Use “Powerful” Keywords like “New”, “Free”, … [Read more...] about Copy: 23 Rarely Used Copywriting Techniques to Create Fascinating Content