The smart way to market your business on

The smart way to market your business on social media

One thing we didn’t expect when starting out in business was to have to market it online. We knew traditional routes: Yellow Pages, local newspapers, flyers, etc. But then the Internet happened.

But that was okay. Ish. We knew had a decent handle on the older mediums, like Facebook and Twitter. And wow! What about the newer ones, like Pinterest and Instagram?! Don’t our images look awesome!?

But we soon learn:
it’s one thing sharing a cat GIF or inspirational quote to get a few likes or retweets.

It’s another entirely to generate enthusiasm for your business from your once-everso-faithful-but-now-strangely-shying-away family, friends and alumni.

Marketing your business is long, hard work! But it needn’t be:
► put a plan (or even a ‘strategy’) together and stick to it;
► identify your potential audience (aunt Beth was never going to need industrial fixings was she, really?);
► discover where they’re likely to hang out and the tone of voice used on that platform;
► invest in the right tools to do the humdrum and heavy lifting.

If you can put all that together, you really are good to go. Here are three articles that can help you pull it all together:

1. Making Time for Social Media When You’re Dead Busy ►

2. 6 Quick & Easy Ways to Simplify Your Daily Social Media Tasks ►

3. SEO Help #7: Engagement w/ David Amerland:



*10 Best SEO Manufacturing companies for

*10 Best SEO Manufacturing companies for Jan 2016*
– c/w links to sites & G+ profiles

Interesting list of SEO service providers listed here by Canada’s Broadcaster Magazine.

Never heard of the publication before, nor, to be fair, any of the SEO/Digital Marketing companies that the article lists.

There were no links on the press release, so I’ve put the list together on Google+ containing both a link to their website and another to their Google+ profile.

If you’re looking to outsource your digital marketing (or just keeping your eye on the competition to remain relevant), this eclectic mix of SEO tool and service providers offers a fresh view of our ever-changing market »

Redefining the word plank: it’s now an abs workout, too, allegedly…

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The abs plank has achieved global notoriety. To get the best abs workout benefit, I went for some expert coaching and got these 6 variations on the plank theme.

Zebedeerox‘s insight:

Two months ago, I knew of only three instances whereby a plank would have a common place in a sentence:

1. Have you ever seen Eric Sykes’ classic comedy, "The Plank"?

2. No, teabagging does not mean throwing used teabags at each other, you "plank".

3. They’d never have discovered her body if I’d have nailed the "plank" over the cellar trap door a bit harder.


Since the turn of the year, however, my interest has been strangely drawn to the "abs plank", a seemingly one-stop shop of an exercise that works the lesser-trained transervus abdominus.  


The inner abs, to you or I.  


It’s great having that ripped six pack look, but you wouldn’t build your mansion on Fistral Beach, would you, no matter how great it looked?


Anything that’s meant to last needs a good foundation.


The inner abs are to the six pack what roots are to century-old trees: entrenched, making them virtually impossible to be harmed by the slightest change of direction in the breeze.


So, in my duties writing for my six pack site this week (through the title link, above), I nipped down to the local gym and got Lee, the gaffer and head coach, to indoctrinate me into abs planks methodology, their benefits and the different variations commonly available on the theme.  And, to be fair, some lesser-known variations, too.


For the sake of the article through the link, I refer to only six of those that Lee demonstrated, but we did many more.  The side plank, for example, didn’t make the article because to me, it didn’t quite fit the brief.


Conversely, the extended abs plank I did put in even though I similarly felt it wasn’t a true plank.  However, with modification (using our elbows instead of our palms), it would indeed fit the mould.


Anyhoo, that’s enough waffle from me, here.  The basic abs plank and variations using a wobble board, stability ball and shifting emphasis of bodyweight combine brilliantly to make a decent abs workout.


Or, if you’ve already got an abs workout and diet regime, such as The Definition Method, Martin’s program for whom I write the weekly round-up, these abs plank exercises work as a fantastic warm down routine for five minutes after your abs workout proper.


To read the rest of the article, click through the link above.  


To get your hands on a copy of Martin’s Six Pack Definition Method Program, the 10-minute intro video is here:


See if it’s what you’re looking for and, if you’re not happy, you’re covered by his 100% money-back guarantee.  Really, the only things you’ve got to lose is belly fat, weight and low self-esteem.


All you’ve got to gain is muscle, a new outlook on life, adulation and a ripped six-pack that will bring so, so much more than you’ve got now.  


And I don’t care how much you’ve got now if you think you’re fit already; just be prepared for more when you can run your finger between the trenches in your abs – or let someone else do it, of course.


Trust me, been there, wore the t-shirt and had it ripped of my torso.


Life’s one long hack with a ripped six pack. Mm, mm.


Sorry, what you still doin’ here? Git on over there and get ripped!

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Tiger’s back on top, but where’s the European Challenge coming from?

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A confident, steady Tiger Woods cruised at Bay Hill and reclaimed the No. 1 ranking. But his comeback won’t be complete until he wins that elusive 15th major championship, writes Golf Magazine’s Alan Bastable.

Zebedeerox‘s insight:

It grates me to say it, but Tiger Woods is back.  But why do I feel this way?

For the first time since I’ve been commentating on golf, Tiger’s at the top of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Last time he was there, my wife and I were sat in our appartment in Tenerife watching the miners being lifted out of a collapsed mine in Chile.

Lee Westwood knocked Tiger off the top of golf’s world rankings and the number one spot, despite changing hands a few times, has not lef the UK since.

That was until Monday, when Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill for the 8th time in his career and hardly broke sweat to do it.

The only other golfers who look capable of reigning in Tiger at the moment are Brandt Snedeker and Justin Rose.

Whilst the media have been concentrating on ‘the comeback’, Brandt and Justin are making their own inroads in the OWGR almost under the radar.

True enough, with his win at Bayhill, Tiger has dumped Snedeker off the top of the Fedex Cup leaderboard as well as usurping Rory McIlroy at the top of the OWGR.

But just look where Snedeker and Rose are.  Snedeker’s holding onto second in the Fedex Cup and has climbed to fifth in the OWGR.

English: in 2007 Esperanto: en la jaro 2007

Tiger Woods back to 2007 form? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Justin Rose is now third in the OWGR, becoming the highest placed English golfer in the world.

I’m not certain, but I suspect with Westwood and Donald’s jaunts as world number one over the past three years, it’s the first time Rose has held that lofty position.

But this is where it grates.  This is where it hurts, being a European golf fan.

Where has the challenge been from McIlroy, Donald and Westwood to stop what’s seemingly an unchallenged domination of golf by arguably the greatest golfer of all time in Woods?

They shared the top three places for so long – and by such a distance – it seems unthinkable that Luke Donald could now be sitting in fourth and Lee Westwood a lowly thirteenth in the OWGR.

Will there be a Major winner from the Eastern Atlantic shores in 2013?  Or will US golf dominate?

Will someone other than Justin from UK Golf show that they’re interested in winning a title this year?  Yes, I’d love to see Justin pick up a major – he’s the most deserving golfer from Europe by a long shot.

But honestly, a Rose by any other name would smell as sweet…

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Daniel Volunteer Abroad in Cusco, Peru Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks

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What was your favorite memory of this trip? The people I met while in Peru What was the most difficult thing you experienced? A 7 hour lay over in Lima airport I was surprised that….

The lengths some people will go to for non-profit leaves you humbled, sometimes.

This guy is so active in social media to promote the message from volunteers abroad – missionaries, really – it makes you wonder what we could do if we all put our heads together…

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