Learning, Growing, and Sometimes Laughing with Unsubscribe Requests

When someone unsubscribes from your mailing list some services allow you to display a message asking why they left the list, and you can receive those messages. It’s an optional thing with AWeber, but I like to get the notices and I’m always interested to hear why people left so I know what I can […]

Stop Giving Shareaholic All the Credit, Change Your Settings for Retweets

While I admit that I don’t spend that much time on Twitter these days, I do frequently retweet other folks articles as I’m reading them, or when I come across something useful or interesting. Almost 50% of the time I see something like this when I click the tweet button of an article I’m reading: […]

Karon Thackston Made My Day on Facebook

So I’m sitting around in my pajamas recovering from some dental surgery this week and trying to get a little bit of work done here and there when I can, and admittedly it has not been a very productive week for me at all. Then today something came up on Facebook that just made me […]

The Ugly Underbelly of Guest Blogging

This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, and a conversation on Facebook really brought this into the front of my mind this past week. If you’re in any social groups related to blogging you’ve likely heard about guest blogging. Maybe you’ve seen some guest posts on your favorite blogs and blog networks. […]

Is Google Really Your Search Engine of Choice? Bing It On!

You’ve likely seen the commercials by now where Bing has taken to the streets “in Google’s backyard” and has been doing a blind test to see which search results people actually prefer, as in which first page of search results give you the best and most useful information. In case you haven’t seen the commercial […]

This Lead Has Unsubscribed

There are lots of ways to learn from our mailing list, no matter what service you use. One of my favorite features with Aweber (and many other service providers) is the option to receive the “reason why” notices when a lead unsubscribes. It’s a good indicator of what you’re doing right and what you need […]