Adlandpro Friday news|13.12.2013

Friday news from Adlandpro is a roundup of news and information for everyone interested in marketing, blogging and for those who are just needing some inspiration.

For those of you who have been asking about the Adlandpro Gold membership, I wrote a short post about the benefit to upgrading your membership and in two words I will share with you the best benefit you will get – residual income! What does that really mean? Head on over to Residual Income – Adlandpro Gold Membership and I will explain everything to you!
Did you know that there are words that you should not be using when marketing? They are called buzzwords and instead of being part of the crowd, you should start using new and more interesting words that will create a positive ( word 10) strategic ( word 2) and more effective ( word 4) usage in your marketing and affiliate marketing plan. How many of these over used buzz words are you using? Top 10 Overused LinkedIn Profile Buzzwords of 2013

Friday News Blogging Tips

Friday News Blog Tips for everyone

Actually I want to pass on two blogging tips this Friday news and I hope that you will pay attention

1. Start using good and attention grabbing images on blog posts! The best images you can use are images that you have taken yourself, but any image ( that is legal) is going to impact on a blog post in ways that your text cant do! Images are also great for SEO from the time you upload them to your computer to when you use them on your blog post and using targeted keywords in your title, alt and description text for the images. Be sure to upload images to your computer using a dash (-) between the words you are using keeping the wording short but descriptive.
There are many places you can get free to use images to upload for you blog including

Everystockphoto - Everystockphoto is a search engine for free photos and includes images from many different sources and licenses.
Fotor – Fotor currently contains 228,452,941 free stock photos and hosts over 190 million free Creative Commons images from many online sources. Adding an image to your blog is easy. You simply grab the embed code for your selected image and the code will contain all necessary CC attribution.
Pixabay – Pixabay is a repository for public domain images: free vectors, drawings and photos. You can freely use any image from this website in digital and printed format, for personal and commercial use, without attribution requirement to the original author.

Don’t forget that when dowloading images, be sure to see what the licence agreement is and if you are allowed then use a service such as PicMonkey to add some excitement to you images.

Are there any favorite places you go to grab good and great images for your blog?
2. Distraction…distraction…distraction! We live in a time where everything can distract us. When we are on our PC’s, we get distracted by chats, notifications and life. Now think about being on a Tablet or phone and you are even more distracted. When writing a blog post keep in mind that people are going to be distracted and keep your writing simple and use short paragraphs. You want people to read you whole post, if it is too lengthy or the paragraphs are too long, you are inviting people to not stay around!

We have had a great week on the Adlandpro Blogging community as you can see by the number of posts people have done..Kudos to all of you who are writing and if you are ready to start writing come on in :-)

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A couple of very good forums that you should go visit are…

Myrna Ferguson’s very popular forum “Let us Celebrate with the Native Americans
and
Patricia Bartch has a great forum “All Things Christmas“. Now I just happen to know that on this forum you will see recipes, music, some beautiful cards and some great stories for the holiday season

I hope that you enjoyed this edition of the Friday News and if you have any questions or comments about any of these stories, please let me know…now as always a bit of inspirations for all of you to get you in the mood for success

This is a song that Patricia shared on her Christmas forum that I thought you would enjoy

The Gold Wrapping Paper

Once upon a time, there was a man who worked very hard just to keep food on the table for his family. This particular year a few days before Christmas, he punished his little five-year-old daughter after learning that she had used up the family’s only roll of expensive gold wrapping paper.

As money was tight, he became even more upset when on Christmas Eve he saw that the child had used all of the expensive gold paper to decorate one shoe box she had put under the Christmas tree. He also was concerned about where she had gotten money to buy what was in the shoe box.

Nevertheless, the next morning the little girl, filled with excitement, brought the gift box to her father and said, “This is for you, Daddy!”

As he opened the box, the father was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, now regretting how he had punished her.

But when he opened the shoe box, he found it was empty and again his anger flared. “Don’t you know, young lady,” he said harshly, “when you give someone a present, there’s supposed to be something inside the package!”

The little girl looked up at him with sad tears rolling from her eyes and whispered: “Daddy, it’s not empty. I blew kisses into it until it was all full.”

The father was crushed. He fell on his knees and put his arms around his precious little girl. He begged her to forgive him for his unnecessary anger.

An accident took the life of the child only a short time later. It is told that the father kept this little gold box by his bed for all the years of his life. Whenever he was discouraged or faced difficult problems, he would open the box, take out an imaginary kiss, and remember the love of this beautiful child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each of us has been given an invisible golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, family, friends and God. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.

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  • Immensely enjoyable as always. Everybody has made it a great week.

    Regarding blog images, when I don’t use my own, I use Zemanta for my WP blogs. Sometimes I have to try a couple of extra searches, but there’s always something. It’s important to check each one for copyright and/or sharing rights before using.
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  • Thanks Adlandpro Team for the reminder to encourage each blog post.
    Its always great to see that friday updates.
    Achievement needs this not ever ending site promotion.

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  • Hi Dave..ya a good post for Friday the 13th lol

    I wanted to talk about your comment about using Zemanta for images. I dont and never will use Zemanta for images (
    and for that matter inline texting for a few reasons), the main one being loss of image Search Traffic which is very important to SEO. Only on the very rare occasion will I use an image from “elsewhere” Then there is the issue of potential 404 errors and server errors that can happen more often than people realize.
    In the long run I will stay with ways and means to download images and keep them on a specified file..it just makes more common SEO sense.

    P.S…I love Zemanta for the ability to share with other bloggers posts that are on the same theme as what I am talking about..to me that is also great sense!

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    • That’s the very good point Diane,

      Images bring good traffic. It is hard to say for me how much, but I see references from Google images every day on this blog. It might be around 5%-10% just based on Google.

      On rare occasions I will use Zemanta images when I can’t find anything appropriate in my stock of images.

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      • There are so many sources where you can get images, it kind of boggles the mind lol
        It is just recently I have noted that images are now becoming even more important in that when you edit and put in your company name on the front of the image as well as within the Alt tags, you are creating extra branding for yourself.
        That one image can do so many things and I have noted that you have figured that out very well :-)
        Just so others will know what I am talking about..I noticed that you had used one image on Google plus and then used that same image on Twitter, but used it in a different context..very very good! If no one minds I am going to put the links on here, so that they can see
        https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BogdanFiedur/posts/GoenbRJfyHk
        https://twitter.com/adlandpro/status/411527587496591362
        When one understand images better, then you can see the power..the SEO power and that is very very important!
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    • I hear you about Zemanta images, Diane. What I very often do with Zemanta images is download them first (as long as the copyright allows it), then upload them to my own server.

      Also, even if I use them directly, I always edit them, which the system allows, so that the alt tags are my own.
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      • I love being able to have fun with images Dave and that’s a fact and its not that hard to do! I noted that Bogdan is talking about Pic Monkey, which is a very cool and “free” tool. There are others of course..hey did you notice that Google plus has made editing pictures better now? You can upload an image and then add text or enhance images now? I love these kinds of things lol
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