In this issue…
- Upcoming Events
- A Word From Rhonda
- LinkedIn Endorsements: How to Remove or Tame Them
- VA Monthly Tips
- Current Industry Trends: Meta Descriptions
- Software Pick: Pocket
Upcoming Events / Offers
2013 Big Awards For Business – Nominations Due August 14, 2013
Do you and your team deserve to be nominated for start-up of the year, small biz of the year, company of the year, or green company of the year? There are organization industry awards, product awards, and individual awards. If you think you, your company, your team, your products, or someone else deserves an award then click here to download your entry kit now.
A word from Rhonda…
Summer vacation is here for the kids. No school or activities for the next month for all of us. I just wrapped up my course with a 93.1% – and due to popular demand from my children – I am taking the summer off from taking any more courses. Business has been a little slower these past few weeks. I have two clients out who just had a baby, and a few out of town on vacation, business trips, etc. Summer is a great time to travel and definitely a great time for those precious babies.
To my clients who just had beautiful babies: CONGRATULATIONS – and make sure to enjoy them. I have seen a picture of one so far and she is truly beautiful just like her momma. I haven’t seen the other one yet, but he is a healthy baby boy. Both mom’s and baby’s are doing well the last time I spoke with them. Again, congratulations to both families!
LinkedIn Endorsements: How to Remove or Tame Them
LinkedIn Endorsements like them or not are here to stay it appears. They could be a good thing if it weren’t for the abusers in the crowd who give out endorsements to people they don’t even know or have never even worked with.
I have a few rules I like to follow. I do not give endorsements if:
VA Monthly Tips
Q : What’s a meta description?
A : A meta description is the little blurb that you see on the SERP (search engine results page – remember that from last month’s newsletter). This little blurb is what gets the click through, if the all famous title didn’t get it done alone. We all know how important the titles are, but this blurb is equally important in getting those clicks through to your website from those SERPs.
Keep them short and sweet (160 characters or less), and if possible, try to include a call to action in them by using a strong keyword or the name of your business in them to help with search results.
Do you have any meta description tips for the rest us? Please share in the comments below.
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EYE ON IT
Current Industry Trends: To Tell or Not To Tell a Story
I’ve been reading a lot of new stuff about relationship marketing and telling a story. There seems to be some controversy on this issue. I read some articles that suggest this is just a fad and will fall by the wayside, but some other compelling articles that suggest that telling a story and creating an emotional connection is a great way to get…
Software Pick: Pocket
Pocket formerly known as ReadItLater for Mac, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android devices, and for PC users there is a Chrome extension you can add on. Pocket is a read it later app. Browsing the net, reading an email, see a tweet you want to save, a great YouTube video, etc.