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Establish social proof and credibility with Share Counts

Establish social proof and credibility with Share Counts

We all know how important it is to display share counts for your content to establish social proof and credibility. It makes a HUGE difference.

For a while now, as part of share buttons, we have enabled you to display your official share counts on your site from services like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Delicious. But what about other popular services?

You asked. We listened!

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5 Reasons That Force You To Quit Blogging [And How To Fix Them]

5 Reasons That Force You To Quit Blogging [And How To Fix Them]

You start blogging with all your dreams. You want to proclaim yourself as an entrepreneur. Or you may want to build that dream business you’ve always been wanting to build.

Or you want send your message out. Or may be you want to financially support your family by doing your part of “something”.

Everyone has different reasons for starting a blog.

However I am quite familiar of coming across…

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America’s Most Promising Companies: The Top 25 Of 2014

America’s Most Promising Companies: The Top 25 Of 2014

America’s Most Promising Companies: The Top 25 Of 2014

Two years ago, when I first started working on this list as an intern, Eric Ethans and Annie Lawless were barely making rent, hawking homemade organic juice out of Igloo coolers and repurposed coconut water bottles. Today Suja, No. 3 on our Most Promising list, is one of the fastest growing consumer product companies in the country, poised to…

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For the Reader: Top 10 Best SEO and Social Media Books | Search Engine Journal

For the Reader: Top 10 Best SEO and Social Media Books | Search Engine Journal

More and more people are turning to the Internet when it comes time to learn a skill or learn more about a topic; however there is not denying that books (actual in-your-hand, turn-the-page books) have their benefits. Those who really want to sit down and read extensively about something often find that it is easier to read a book than read an article online for a few hours. Books are tangible,…

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March Jobs Report: Good, Not Great | LinkedIn

March Jobs Report: Good, Not Great | LinkedIn

After disappointing, weather-related readings over the past few months, the Labor Department said the U.S. economy added 192,000 non-farm jobs in March, a return to the pre-polar-vortex trend. Additionally, revisions to the previous two months amounted to an additional 37,000 jobs. The unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent, which is basically where it has been for the past four months. This…

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Goodman Global Group names new CEO, current boss Swift to take consulting position - Houston Business Journal

Goodman Global Group names new CEO, current boss Swift to take consulting position – Houston Business Journal

Houston-based air conditioning, heating and ventilation manufacturer Goodman Global Group Inc. has named its new CEO to take over for previous boss David Swift.

Takeshi Ebisu, who joined Goodman parent Daikin Industries Ltd. 25 years ago and worked up from a position in the mechanical engineering laboratory to his most recent position as executive vice president and director, will take over as…

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Recruiting is Sales | SmartRecruiters Blog

Recruiting is Sales | SmartRecruiters Blog

Recruiting IS sales. In fact, it’s not only sales, but a sale that’s twice as hard because recruitment is a “double sale.” As a sales rep I only have one job, I sell my product/service to my customer. Recruiters have to sell twice; once to sell the candidate to the hiring manager and again to sell the company and the position to the candidate.

via Recruiting is Sales | SmartRecruiters Blog.

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One Thing Productive People Do Before Reaching for their Phones | LinkedIn

One Thing Productive People Do Before Reaching for their Phones | LinkedIn

In a recent study reported in TIME magazine, people check their phone on average 110 times a day. Some people checked it as much as 900 times a day; that’s once every minute of every waking hour of the day. Given those extremes, I don’t believe it makes me a Luddite to suggest it may be more productive – and certainly more Essentialist – to reach for a pocket notebook or journal before your…

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Chevron Phillips kicks off $6 billion construction campaign - Houston Business Journal

Chevron Phillips kicks off $6 billion construction campaign – Houston Business Journal

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP kicked off its $6 billion “Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project” with an April 2 groundbreaking for its new ethane cracker facility at its Cedar Bayou Plant in Baytown.

The overall growth was sparked by the domestic shale boom. The effort continues in June with construction beginning on two, 500,000 metric ton capacity polyethylene facilities in Old Ocean by the…

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Advice on Writing Your First Novel (From a Published Novelist) | WritersDigest.com

1. The world has two sorts of writers: people who talk about writing a novel and people who actually do it. I spent several decades among the former and I have to tell you, it feels great finally to join the ranks of the latter. To paraphrase Nike, stop talking about it and just do it!

2. Write a mission statement … and contract. When I started Island Apart, my mission was to use the skills I had…

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Literary Agent Spotlight: Jennifer Azantian Starts Her Own Agency | WritersDigest.com

Literary agent Jennifer Azantian has formally opened her own agency early this year, and put out a call for submissions. Check out her specifics below and see if she’s a good fit for your work. About Jennifer: Founder Jennifer Azantian began her agenting career in 2011, first as an intern and then as an assistant and associate, at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. In 2014, after working with…

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The 7 Things Successful People Never Say | LinkedIn

The 7 Things Successful People Never Say | LinkedIn

You want to be successful. Everyone does. But your actual words might be undermining your chances of success. The things you say in the office, no matter how innocuous they seem to you, might be knocking you down the career ladder and putting the top position you dream about out of reach.Your career is too important to be tanked by a few negative phrases. Here are the seven things you should…

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