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Your LinkedIn Report Checklist

Over the last couple of weeks things have been getting increasing busy online and offline. Summer holidays are officially over! One particular area that is trending is LinkedIn. I get continually asked “how do you attract more clients using LinkedIn?” I know how Gary Vaynerchuk felt when he was hosting Wine Library TV and been asked what white wines go with fish, if you you know what I mean.

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10 Free Amazing Tools You Should Be Using for Content Creation

I just finished reading “Crush It” by Gary Vaynerchuk and one thing that I came away with was “Content is King.” However, creating  notable content is a challenge if you have not yet tried content writing. Online writing is similar to writing for conventional media. You are still bound to follow the same rules on grammatical structures and tools of impressions.

Here are ten suggested online tools that will definitely help you create better content and write cool articles. These tools will make your life easier because they are simple, easy-to-use and user-friendly.

English Practice is one of the free online tools where you can learn, practice, and improve your English grammar, vocabulary, and reading skills. There are also advanced topics, including IELTS, TOEFL, teaching English, and letter and business writing. The site also offers English newsletter and more tips so that you can learn English online.

SpellCheckPlus is an online tool where you can check your text for spelling. This state-of-the-art tool can also distinguish similar-sounding words, incorrect use of words, capitalization, and other grammatical errors.

Grammarly is referred to as the world’s most accurate grammar checker. This online tool is an automated proofreader that you can also use as personal grammar coach. Grammarly can check your content for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and use advanced grammar rules. You can also find borrowed text and automatically generate references by using this free online tool. Furthermore, Grammarly helps students develop the writing skills necessary to revise their papers.

Dictionary provides reliable, consistent and free online access to definitions, synonyms, and spellings of millions of English words. This tool also offers audio pronunciations, sample sentences, and translations.

Thesaurus is a partner site of Dictionary.com. It has a collection of synonyms and antonyms at its disposal for millions of English words. Basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary is also available to help develop your writing style further.

Google Translate is another free online service that you can use to instantly translate words, sentences, and web pages to 58 different languages. Regardless of the language used, Google Translate provides manageable and valuable information using its supported languages.

Google Docs is a collaboration tool that offers flexibility and productivity because documents, spreadsheet, drawings, and presentations are web-based. You can always access your files online from your desk, on the road, at home, even on your mobile phone. Moreover, users can work and edit the same file at the same time.

You can upload your photos to Flickr , an online photo management that offers free image and video hosting where you can share and embed personal photographs. Many Flickr users have opted to submit their creation under Creative Commons license, where you can search or browse subjects under each type of license.

Writers should not only have high-quality content but original articles as well. Avoiding plagiarism is the basic thumb rule. Plagiarism means copying the contents of an already-published source. Although you can refer to your sources, avoiding plagiarism is very tricky. Taking at least three words in a row from your source is already equivalent to copying. So, how does one check for the authenticity of his online content? Using an anti-plagiarism tool such as Copyscape can help verify if the online content was taken from a published source. You can also use Copyscape to check if somebody is copying your work without giving proper credits to you.

URL, which stands for Uniform Resource Locator, refers to the address of a website so that they can be located on the World Wide Web, also known as the Internet. Tiny URL is a tool used to shorten very long URLs into short and more manageable ones so that it is easier to copy and paste them.

There are so many other tools that you can use to make your content amazing. If you have other tools that you would like to recommend, feel free to comment below.

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20 Successful Ways to Increase Your Online Marketing Influence

I was thinking yesterday what I would write for todays blog, and I said why not throw together 20 proven points that can successfully increase your online marketing influence. My influences in digital marketing, range from David Meerman Scott, Anne Holland, Chris Brogan, Gary Vaynerchuk and Mike Volpe from HubSpot, all of the mentioned names provide such fantastic information in relation to social media and digital marketing. Their information is always very interesting and maybe obvious, like how to build a easy searchable websites, how to add valuable content to your blog, how to set up a facebook fan page or like pages etc., but what was very unique to all of the above, is their passion for what they do and the influence they have online.
So, I went about putting together, 20 proven ways to increase your online marketing influence, prescribed by the experts themselves – let me know what you think?
1. Do not try to sell to people – you are living in a new age and they will chew you up and spit you out.
2. True leadership builds your digital influence through transparency.
3. Be consistent in your efforts.
4. Always update or improve your landing pages by improving your look.
5. Keep an eye and follow your peers.
6. Keep up-to-date with cutting edge information.
7. Align yourself with outstanding strategic partners. It is important to make connections online but also more important to meet the person in the real world – offline.
8. Create content that stands out and is of value to your customer.
9. Start making conversations with people online that’s actually in your business.
10. It is important to tell a story. People connect with stories.
11. Why not find people who have your audience but not your products and co-create with them.
12. Increases traffic through web video: this is the fastest way to get your message out there.
13. Retweet your tweets.
14. Learn to be a story teller: it is just so important to understand the psychology, the behavior and communication of people.
15. Find a unique niche you can own.
16. Focus on that niche and become known for that.
17. Be an expert in your field.
18. Why not help others in your field achieve their goals.
19. Don’t be afraid to educate, to inspire and to entertain your audience.
20. Never underestimate the value of your customer.
Let me know what you think or what your experience has been?

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