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Automating things with IFTTT

December 7, 2013 - 18:43 | 0 replies

I may be a bit late for the party, but I have just found the joys of IFTTT. Sure I had heard about the service before, stumbled upon the site too, but never done anything with it. Today my curiosity took over and I decided to create an account and check this thing out. It looks promising. IFTTT is like any of those...

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Why high bounce rate doesn't mean your site is in trouble

November 25, 2013 - 17:20 | 0 replies

Bounce rate is one of those parts of website analytics that is most often misinterpreted. Those who don't understand it tend to think high bounce rate always means a website is in trouble and low means it's doing great. They have no clue how people function and how web works. Additionally bounce rate as a term is...

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10 misconceptions about social media and marketing

November 20, 2013 - 02:59 | 6 replies

1. Social media marketing is free There's no free marketing. Even though many social media platforms are free or enable free usage, marketing with and in social media isn't free. Using different social media platforms effectively for marketing efforts takes time, skill and often other resources. In an organization...

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Feeling like a bear

November 7, 2013 - 19:05 | 1 reply

The winter is coming. Not the Game of Thrones winter, but the real life winter. Around here it means cold and it means dark. It's not quite like in up North, where it will be pitch black until late spring. You must have heard by now about the town in Norway called Rjukan, where huge mirrors where installed to bring...

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Pops 11: Flashdance... What A Feeling by Irene Cara

October 26, 2013 - 01:39 | 0 replies

"Visualize your way into success!" Oh, yuck! Go home, Paulo Coelho! Although vision boards or writing down where you want to be in next five years may sound silly, I think there's something about it. There's a study that suggest positive fantasies actually make you too relaxed to achieve your goals. My personal...

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Does Pinterest drive sales and traffic?

October 13, 2013 - 23:15 | 2 replies

Today someone on Twitter was asking for data about Pinterest driving sales. I did what he could've done in the first place: Fired up a search and wrote in some magic words. The results of my search were much more interesting than I thought. According to different sources of data Pinterest was driving e-commerce sales...

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Of headphones, ears and how one size doesn't fit all

September 18, 2013 - 14:03 | 0 replies

My new headphones arrived today. They aren't anything fancy, just very cheap and very simple in-ear types. When I get new headphones it usually takes a moment for me to get used to them. The type of these is very familiar to me and the size and shape is pretty much the same as my previous ones. The thing that's...

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Making friends with a simple note of sweet gratitude

September 11, 2013 - 00:12 | 0 replies

Last week I wrote about why I switched from MailChimp to Mad Mimi. It was an honest text about my troubles with MailChimp and why I thought Mad Mimi would serve me better. A little less than a week passed and an email landed my inbox. Someone called Dean sent me a short note titled "You're awesome". When I opened the...

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Tweaks all over the place

August 23, 2013 - 01:27 | 0 replies

And again I decided to change things around the blog and my work site. This new look has been waiting to get finalized and published since July and I think it's worth the wait. Both sites have the same base look. At the work site, Made In Helmikuu, the sidebars are mostly missing, which makes content wider. On the...

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Get your email noticed - How to write a perfect pitch to a blogger

June 16, 2013 - 00:13 | 2 replies

When you have a blog that gains attention you get in time to time emails from total strangers asking you to collaborate with them in a way or another. Sometimes they want you to guest write their blog, interview you or you take part on a competition or so. Often they wish to guest write for your blog or to introduce...

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Mervi EmiliaI’m The Goddess of The Net, The Queen of The Penguins, geek, cat person, dreamer, awesome, always right and quite boring. This is the tasselflower blog about web design, social media, life, marketing and business. Have some tea!

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