Day: February 16, 2017

5 Hacks To Help You Reuse Old Content for More Traffic

Creating stunning new content regularly is a hell of a task, I know. Are you plagued by the same concerns? Low on time to create converting content? Looking for smart ways to use your old and existing content to drive more visits to your blog?

Here are 5 superb methods to help you create new content faster.

Transform Your Webinar Content Into A Series of YouTube Episodes

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If you have already done a few webinars, you can reuse them to drive visits to your websites. Begin by collecting related webinars together. Now, split them into 10 (or 6) minute videos, and create a whole episodic series of short advice videos. You can then shares these episodes one by one on your YouTube channel, and during each upload, suggest the viewer hop over to your website to get a sneak-peek into the upcoming episode.

Check out Moz’s list of YouTube tools to optimize your video content, and increase the campaign’s effectiveness. I’ve used this tactic and literally tripled the eventual success of my webinars by transforming them into a series of YouTube episodes.

Weave Your Related Blog Posts into An Ebook

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Not done any webinars yet? No issues. I am sure you have a few super successful blog posts already. Arrange posts from a single niche together, and weave them into a nice and comprehensive ebook. I’d say 80% of your work is copy paste, and the rest is about connecting the dots and organizing the content into a book form. Once your ebook is ready, you can use it as a freebie to promote lead generation from your blog landing pages (motivate users to share email ID by offering free ebook). ShoutMeLoud’s list of top ebook creation tools will help you.

See Also: 5 Proven Strategies That Can Massively Increase Blog Traffic

Use Your Old Website A/B Test Experiences As Knowledge With the World

In the past couple of years, experimental data and case studies have grown as a more sophisticated and effective method of building credibility and authority in one’s niche. Did you run an A/B test on your website, to evaluate the effectiveness of your marketing strategies, landing page’s conversion ratio, buying guides on your e-stores, or keyword research?

Well, if you have the data with you, and memory that serves you well, you can organize it all, and share your experience-based outcomes in the form of a case study. Also, remember this tactic the next time you do any kind of comparisons and testing for your website. Such a case study will help you build authority, and can aid in email marketing and lead generation activities.

Let Your Powerpoint Presentations Do Some Magic

I’m assuming you’d have created at least a few presentations (Powerpoint, or any other) in the past couple of years. Why let them eat dust? Get them all, put them in a folder, organize the content, update them wherever necessary, and give them a makeover by using a decent template. Once done, you have a whole gold mine of slides that can bring traffic to your web pages.

To achieve this, create a SlideShare account, upload the presentations there, and embed some of the slides into your web pages. Be creative, and you can easily motivate readers to share email ids in exchange of complete decks. I strongly advise you to check out LifeHack’s list of top 10 suggestions to create stunning PowerPoint presentations.

The Quora Method of Repurposing Your Old Blog Posts to Garner Fresh Traffic

A lot of bloggers and content marketers like you are excited about Quora. Here’s a tactic to help you make the most of it. Study some of the more successful blog posts you have done. Now, go to Quora, and search for questions that are answered, to some extent, by your posts.

Hint: Go for Quora questions with the high number of upvotes, because it means they are in demand, and actively visited.

Now, answer the question on Quora in your words, and suggest readers check out the finer details by visiting your blog post.

See Also: 8 Common Content Marketing Myths You Should Stop Believing

 

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How to Become Lucky

If you truly believe you’re lucky, and therefore trust all the odds are consistently in your favor, what impact would that have on your life? Does the pure belief that you’re lucky explain the winning streaks some people ride?

I think aligning luck to the placebo effect is a convenient explanation for the phenomenon we observe as fortunate chance. But it doesn’t explain the entire equation to my satisfaction.

Tangible Luck

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Say you were hypnotized into believing you were super lucky, and everything was working in your favor, how would you be feeling? Pretty awesome!

And because you’re feeling like life is pretty amazing right now, the people you’re hanging out with are going to pick up on that vibe too. They’re going to see you as a happy, positive resource and want to spend more time in your presence.

When they’re around you, their empathy gets stronger, and when this happens to people, our reticular activating system opens up to possibility. Why is this good for us? It means we will perceive more opportunity in the events around us that would otherwise be filtered out if our brain was in a stressed out ‘fight or flight’ mode.

We frame our point-of-view of our current circumstances to fit a pre-conceived narrative we think fits our life. These usually sound something like – “Why me?”, “It’s not my fault things are this way!”, or “Nothing good ever happens to me”.

But if you take the time to use a different lens to see life and understand everything is totally up to you, then as Oprah says, “luck is when preparation meets opportunity”. Change those thoughts to “Today is going to be great”, “Luck is on my side”, and “I wonder what amazing things luck will bring to me!”

The trick is to frame life up differently, with positivity and without victimization. Understand you’ve created everything in your life to this point, and choose to be optimistic and proactive to change it. This will literally switch your mindset, which then sends out the right messages to invite the luck in. Believe you are lucky and you’re half way there.

Theoretical luck

To understand the theory around luck, you must see consciousness as a pervading intelligence. Look at a group of organisms like a school of fish whose movements are synchronized perfectly. It’s like they have a shared consciousness and operate as a single organism. Their conscious threshold is deeper than ours; they have much less self, and a more expansive point-of-view of the group.

So the consciousness that is the school of fish is above the point-of-view of any particular individual but it’s still consciousness. It’s the same consciousness that powers you, and consciousness has desire.

So how do you become the ‘lucky’ person who gets the bright idea? Invents the greatest new tech gadget? Launches a super successful business? You must open yourself up to be the conduit for the larger universal consciousness and the desires it carries with it. Look at life through this filter, and then you can almost predict who’s going to become successful and who isn’t. Others may perceive it as luck, but those who channel this energy know differently.

Happy-go-lucky

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Attitude also plays into it a lot. If the universe has desires, we’re talking big picture consciousness, why is it going to express itself and reveal the secrets to you?

We’re not going to be open to these opportunities if we’re stressed out, playing the blame game, or in a state of inaction. The high level consciousness will skim right over us and onto the gal who IS motivated, happy-go-lucky and proactive. The universe tries to give us these gifts; it’s our job to keep being enthusiastic, positive, and FUN to attract them!

If you were going to hang out with someone for the duration of a project, wouldn’t you prefer them to be energetic, happy and bright? As opposed to a negative excuse maker who constantly complains? I know whom I’d rather partner with. It’s the same for universal energy.

See Also: 4 Ways to Enjoy Each Day and Do More With Your Life 

Luck is a way of thinking and behaving. If you think you’re lucky, you’re going to put yourself in the headspace where you’ll attract it. You must keep making the moves, taking the actions with positive attitude and playfulness. But ultimately, you must believe in the magic of the bigger picture consciousness. Become a servant to your chosen ideal, remain grounded in who you are, and watch as luck gravitates towards you.

Good luck on your journey!
Shane Krider

 

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Get off the Roller Coaster: 3 Steps to a Lasting Relationship

The day of love is upon us, Valentines Day! Some look forward to this day as they await patiently for their flower or candy delivery from their loved one. For others, it’s a good day to call in sick, watch slasher films, and avoid the commercialized symbolism of love. I’m often asked about love and relationships. Many find it easy to get into a relationship but not too long afterward they feel dissatisfied.

There is a reason you stay on the relationship rollercoaster. It’s damn exciting…until you’re completely nauseated. You jump off and compose yourself but then jump right back on only remembering the thrill. It’s ok to do this for a while. What else is youth for? But if you’re caught in this cycle, it can be self-destructive.

If you’re ready for lasting love instead of swiping tinder on your lunch break or hitting the hottest happy hours in hopes of getting swept off your barstool, try these three steps.

DECIDE what you really want in a mate

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Many can jabber on about physical features or the size of a desired bank account. But let’s get real folks; that’s not all there is to it. What you really want from a life partner is similar to what you want for yourself in the future. Opposites may attract but they usually don’t last.

What are your hobbies, desires, ideology that you would like to have in common with a mate? What do you need from a partner emotionally?

Make a list of what is truly important to you. Also, make a list of things you do NOT want. Does sarcasm rub you the wrong way? If you’re a thrill seeker, don’t entertain dating a homebody. Get specific with earnest attributes that are good for YOU. If you don’t have a clear picture of what you want, it will be hard for the Universe to accommodate you.

COMMIT to yourself

What does that mean? Commit to the list! You’ve taken the time to decide what kind of partner is right for you, so stick to it. Stop wasting time on everyone else. If you go out one night and meet Mr. GQ or Mr. Moneybags but he’s the opposite of what you truly desire, run the other way. Don’t get caught up in surface level characteristics; otherwise, you’ll be complaining how you’ve wasted six months (or longer) dating Mr. Wrong.

A friend once set me up on a dutch dinner date with someone who was supposedly a ‘real catch’ and outwardly he was. It was going great so afterward, we went to my place to watch a movie. Without asking me, he started eating my leftover takeout until it was gone. It was a red flag for me and I never took another call nor saw him again. When my friend ask why I didn’t return his call, I simply said, “Because he ate my cheeseburger”.

Okay, it’s wasn’t ALL about the burger. But I didn’t want to waste time when I was completely turned off on the first date. Some media outlets want you to think that there is only a small pool of single men or women so you better hook one quickly. That’s simply not true. When you commit to what’s right for you and show the Universe that you will not settle for less, it will provide.

See Also: How to Handle a New Relationship

ENGAGE on a personal level with the potential partner before engaging in any sexual activity

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I’m not trying to suppress your sexual expression or feminism or whatever reason it is that you hop in the sack on the second date. It’s about your commitment you’ve made to yourself. Does he have the attributes on the list? And no you cannot rattle off questions the first night checking each item like you would go about your grocery list. It takes time.

Have those three hour long conversations on the phone. Take long walks together or Sunday drives. It’s easier to open up when you don’t have to make constant eye contact. Get to know each other on a genuine level. Sex is subjective so don’t muddy the water by jumping into the sack too quickly.

See Also: Tips for a Healthy Relationship

When you make definitive decisions about what’s right for you and stick to, it the Universe will make a path for that person. It’s really that simple.

Love and Light
Michele~

 

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Live-streaming is no longer for foreigners in China

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Live streaming is taking off in China, but foreigners won’t be able to join in the fun.

Foreigners are reporting having their accounts suspended on big streaming platforms, where popular users are raking in big bucks through virtual gifts and other microdonations.

Users on both Yizhibo, which is backed by Chinese social media giant Weibo, and Blued, China’s most popular gay social networking app, have received vague suspension notices, Sixth Tone reports.

Anton, a Ukrainian national living in China, said he was suddenly cut off during a broadcast session on Jan. 12. Read more…

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In a global first, TED Talks to be produced as a Hindi TV show with Shah Rukh Khan as host

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In a first, TED has partnered with a major network and a big star to produce a show based on TED Talks in a language other than English, it said Thursday. The show will be hosted by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan. 

TED has collaborated with Star India, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, to produce the series TED Talks India: Nayi Soch. (Hindi for New Thinking.) The show will air on Star Plus later this year. 

“I believe TED Talks India-Nayi Soch will inspire many minds across India. It is a concept I connected with instantly, as I believe that the media is perhaps the single most powerful vehicle to inspire change,” Shah Rukh Khan said in a press statement.  Read more…

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New iPhone might have a 'function area' instead of a home button

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There’s no lack of rumors about the upcoming iPhone’s screen, which is widely expected to be covering the phone’s entire face. But the latest report from reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI securities is perhaps the most detailed yet. 

The report, via MacRumors, claims the new iPhone (which will probably be called iPhone 8) will have a 5.8-inch OLED display, but only 5.15 inches of that will actually be the usable screen. The lower part of the display will be reserved for the “function area,” which will presumably host virtual buttons and, possibly, an under-the-screen fingerprint reader

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Baidu furthers AI push with acquisition of digital assistant startup Raven Tech

baidu Baidu is furthering its push into artificial intelligence after it announced the acquisition of Raven Tech, a Chinese startup that developed an AI voice assistant platform. Baidu confirmed it has bought the startup’s tech, product and staff of 60. The deal comes a month after Baidu hired noted AI expert Qi Lu, formerly with Microsoft, as its COO and Group President.… Read More

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ZTE's next phone will have gigabit download speeds

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China’s ZTE has announced the launch of the Gigabit Phone, a device that offers extremely fast connectivity at 1Gbps, as well as a few other nifty features. 

Besides the amazing download speeds — ZTE did not share details of how the phone will achieve such fast connectivity — the Gigabit Phone will also have the ability to create panoramic, 360-degree video, and it will come with “instant cloud storage.”

While it’s unlikely that you’ll see support for gigabit LTE on your carrier anytime soon, you have to start somewhere. Qualcomm launched a gigabit LTE-capable chip last year, and a first gigabit LTE network went live earlier this month in Australia, but we’re not aware of any commercially available phone that can actually achieve gigabit speeds right now. Read more…

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Vandals removed all the train seats in this carriage and stacked 'em gently

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You need a “DGAF” attitude to start vandalising public property, but whoever did this is on a whole new level of ennui.

A train carriage near Sydney, Australia had its seats pulled off, then stacked so they perfectly blocked one end of a train’s exit. Now that’s boredom.

The sight was discovered by commuter Steve Mateer on Tuesday night, who also scratched his head at who possibly had the time to create such a scene.

“It must’ve taken them 10-15 minutes to do the whole thing,” he told 7 News. “With stations about five minutes apart, I don’t know how they did that.” Read more…

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Heroic dog 'Oddball' dies after a long life, protecting tiny penguins

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Last week, a dog died. Not just any dog. It was Oddball, the famous maremma.

Oddball was a lot of things: A penguin protector (seriously), loyal companion and the inspiration for a hit film, based on her life.

Oddball was part of a pioneering project developed by Allan ‘Swampy’ Marsh in order to protect the fairy penguin population of Middle Island in Australia’s south-west Victoria from local foxes and other assorted predators.

She was the very first dog sent to the island as part of the Middle Island Maremma Project, and definitively proved that maremmas were capable of protecting the at-risk penguin population. Read more…

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Atomico closes on $765 million for its biggest fund yet

niklas-zennstrom-atomico4 Atomico has closed its fourth fund with $765 million, making it one of Europe’s single largest venture capital funds. The firm began raising the fund eleven months ago (we’d flagged it for you after searching the SEC filings). And while it represents a sizable step up from Atomico’s third fund, which closed with $476.6 million in 2013, its pace of fundraising highlights… Read More

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Crunch Report | Judge Rules CRISPR-Cas9 Belongs to Broad Institute

Verizon is reportedly getting a $250 million discount on its Yahoo deal, judge rules CRISPR-Cas9 belongs to the Broad Institute and not UC Berkeley, Pixar teaches the art of storytelling on Khan Academy and MakerBot cuts 30% of its workforce. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Dorsey: Twitter still has “a long way to go”

Jack Dorsey Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey spoke on stage with COO and CFO Anthony Noto at the Goldman Technology Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. The leaders of the social media giant reiterated Twitter’s mission as a real-time information platform and spoke of its latest accomplishments, but also talked about the challenges of growing what is already a widely-used site. “We… Read More

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CRISPR-Cas9 inventor Jennifer Doudna’s plans on moving forward, genetically modifying humans

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 24:  Laureate Professor Jennifer Doudna (for reinventing genetic research - she's from USA) attends the  The decision of who owned the rights to a hotly disputed CRISPR gene editing patent came down in favor of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard today so you’d think the mood would be sour at the University of California, Berkeley, the other contender in the case. But Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna tells TechCrunch this is a positive for her. “I’m actually delighted to know… Read More

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U.S. spies are withholding intelligence from Donald Trump, who has none

Capping off Donald J. Trump’s No Good Very Bad Horrible Day today, the Wall Street Journal reports that senior U.S. intelligence officials are deliberately withholding sensitive information from the President because they don’t trust him. Today’s report cites sources inside the White House, and underscores the deep mistrust between career spies and the imploding kakistocracy.

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FBI randomly releases documents from Trump's 1973 racial discrimination case

This has not been a good week for Donald Trump. Today, seemingly at random, the FBI released hundreds of pages of documents related to the 1970s investigation into racial discrimination at Trump Management Company. The firm rented out apartment homes in New York, and was founded by President Donald Trump’s late father, Fred. The young Donald J. Trump carried on his dad’s legacy, in every respect.

“This release consists of FBI materials on an investigation conducted between 1972 and 1974 into allegations that the Trump Management Company had discriminated against applicants for apartment rentals on account of their race,” reads the introductory statement on the FBI.gov records archive.

The files contain 389 pages of interviews, notes, and other material generated by or used by the Justice Department in its 1973 housing racial bias case in New York against Fred Trump and his son, Donald J. Trump.

More at The Washington Post and The Hill.

From WaPo:

One affidavit from an unnamed former Trump Management employee, who said that he had been fired, said that Fred Trump told him “it was absolutely against the law to discriminate” but later told him “he also wanted to get rid of the blacks that were in the building.”

Trump and his father settled the case in 1975 without admitting wrongdoing, but they were required to take out advertisements saying they welcomed renters of all races. Trump said in an interview with The Post last year that he believed the charges brought against him and his father were unfair, and that the company never discriminated.

An earlier Washington Post piece with background on the 1973 legal matter is here.

Politico reported that a man who had once worked as a doorman at a Trump property during that era said his supervisor told him to tell potential black tenants the rent was “twice as much as it really was, in order that he could not afford the apartment.”

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