Great Blogging Tips: An Infographic

Looking to make your blog as good and effective as possible? Then, consider the 50 tips in the infographic below.
The infographic was developed by Cent for Your Escape from 9 to 5:
“There are plenty of blogging tips all over the Web. Unfortunately, they are all spread across multiple Web sites. I wanted to create a list of awesome blogging tips from the experts all in one place. I chose 5 expert bloggers, picked 10 of their best tips, and came up with a list of 50 of the best blogging tips. These blogging tips will be useful for beginners and pros alike. I chose the experts with varying perspectives, so the tips are not focused on the same area or too generic. For example, one expert provides blogging tips for a business blog, another provides tips to improve Web site traffic, and another provides quick blog improvement tips.”

 

 

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Foreign Retailers Increasing Their Asia Pacific Presence

This infographic posted at Visual.ly “illustrates the countries in Asia Pacific where global retailers have chosen to expand to and the reasons behind their decisions to do so.”


 

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Pricing in Action: Discount Wedding Dresses

Discount prices are still a major competitive advantage, even as global economies emerge from the Great Recession.
One deep discounter is Bootleg Betty, located in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Bootleg Betty reports that:
According to a report published by The Knot in 2014, the average wedding dress cost $1,281 in 2013. At the moment, the average price of a wedding dress at Bootleg Betty is $457. That’s right…just $457…saving the average bride $824 on her wedding dress by shopping at Bootleg Betty.”
“We can think of at least a thousand better things to do with $824 than overpay for your wedding dress, like buy plane tickets for your honeymoon, pay for your wedding cake AND favors, or enjoy a $70 date night every month for the first year you are married. So get down to Bootleg Betty and check out our wedding dresses at 30-60% below retail.”
Here’s a Bootleg Betty YouTube video.

 

 

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An In-Depth Overview of Multichannel Retailing Today

Most retailers today are engaged in some of multichannel retailing. It is one of THE trends of the recent and past as well as the future. So, we can never learn too much about the trends that multichannel retailing are undergoing.
Here is a detailed recent infographic from UK-based Options: Integrated Multichannel Retailing.

 

 

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Devising Better Pins for Pinterest

As more retailers utilize Pinterest, they need to understand what make excellent business pins.
Take a look at “The Perfect Marketing Pins for Pinterest,” a slideshow from Nivida Web Solution.
 
 

 
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How Superior Retail Web Sites Get Designed

We can learn a lot from how the best Web sites get designed.
As Austin Knight writes for HubSpot:
“Style guides have always been a staple of design, with some print versions dating back to over 100 years ago. But as design for the Web continues to become more formalized, style guides have begun to find their rightful place in the digital medium as well. They’re especially useful for Web sites and products that need to produce top-notch user experiences.”
“But, as a UX designer myself, I’ve always been curious … what can you find in the digital style guides of influential companies like Apple, Google, and Starbucks? Believe it or not, a lot of companies actually make this information publicly available — they just don’t make it very easy to find. So, every time that I stumble across one, I bookmark it. Here are some of the best ones that I’ve found so far.”
* Apple
* Starbucks
* Yelp
Click the image to read more of Knight’s HubSpot article.

 

 

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Avoid Body Language Errors During Job Interviews

It is not just WHAT we say during an interview that influences our job prospects. Our prospects also depend on HOW we communicate during an interview. Is our body language good?
Click on the image to take a look at this Forbes’ slideshow on interview body language that covers everything “from eye contact to posture to the way you fix your hair; avoid these 10 physical slip-ups in your next job interview.”

 

 

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