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Forum: Social Media 24th November 2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By adamcurran
Re: What to make sure of before you hit 'post'

Does this post have a CTA?
Give the audience clear instructions on what you want them to do next.

Does this post help with my social media strategy?
If your social media strategy is to build a...
Forum: Growth Hacking 24th November 2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By adamcurran
Re: What is the best way to find QUALITY freelancers to outsource my content writing to?

I'd be really wary of sites like Fiverr and Upwork, a lot of their writers are paid very little and the quality of their work is reflected in this. If Google doesn't bring you up and results in your...
Forum: Social Media 24th November 2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,174
Posted By adamcurran
Re: How to get Instagram followers WITHOUT paying for them.

I don't necessarily think that if you're authentic and post from the heart that everyone will like what you post, but it should definitely appeal to your target market. Those people that don't like...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th November 2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By adamcurran
Re: The BEST piece of advice for a new business owner?

That's a good point. I would also say to make sure you have an income stream sorted to have your outgoings covered for a period to give you breathing space to build up your business.

I didn't do...
Forum: Social Media 24th November 2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By adamcurran
Growing an organic audience through Facebook

When you first start using Facebook for business, you must be prepared to be patient. Growing an organic audience is time consuming and needs commitment and once the initial influx of interest once...
Forum: Email Marketing 24th November 2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By adamcurran
Strategy for ending a marketing email?

There are so many posts about email headlines and subject lines I thought I'd ask how you sign off your emails and do you think this has any bearing on your open and click through rates?

In real...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th November 2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By adamcurran
The BEST piece of advice for a new business owner?

Let's face it, I think most of us in this forum have taken a risk and made a leap when, with hindsight, we probably didn't know as much as we needed to. I remember when I started my first business...
Forum: Social Media 24th November 2016, 04:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,174
Posted By adamcurran
How to get Instagram followers WITHOUT paying for them.

There's no denying the fact that building up a healthy Instagram following can be hard work and a slow process. So much so that it's real common to see people upload a few posts and then give up when...
Forum: Social Media 22nd November 2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By adamcurran
Re: Facebook's secret features!

Thanks for this, I had no idea about the bookmark feature which will be really useful if I remember that it's there!
I'm similar to you in that I've been a personal Facebook user for a long, long...
Forum: Social Media 22nd November 2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 210
Posted By adamcurran
How to deal with negative comments on your blog and social media.

While social media and blogs are a great way to get your brand out there and promote your product, as your brand grow, this can also attract negative criticism from keyboard warriors as I like to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th November 2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By adamcurran
Re: Are you WHAT-IFing too much?

I'm a big believer that you get back what you put out there. If you're always looking for the bad then that's what you'll find, if you don't consider that and you're constantly searching for the...
Forum: Social Media 17th November 2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,328
Posted By adamcurran
Re: any application to auto-like post on instagram ?

Hi there,
I don't know of any apps that auto-like posts but I do know that growing your following needs to be done genuinely and authentically.
If you start spamming people's posts your followers...
Forum: Social Media 17th November 2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By adamcurran
Re: The ONLY Instagram scheduling hack.

THANK YOU!!
I've been paying a subscription to Later which is not cheap by any means! The best it comes up with is to send me a reminder when it's time to post. Everyone raves about it but as far as...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By adamcurran
Re: SEO tips DIRECTLY from Google.

No problem Chris.
I really struggled with learning SEO and I know this forum is filled with people like me so I like to give back as much as I can as I've had an enormous amount of help from people...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By adamcurran
Why your Instagram engagement is dropping like a hot brick.

You know the drill, you're happily posting away to a healthy following that you've been building up over time on Instagram, and slowly but surely your likes, comments and followers start dropping...
Forum: Social Media 17th November 2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By adamcurran
How LinkedIn will grow your business for you.

Social media management is a really common service that people offer and it still astounds me in my line of work that I still have clients not using LinkedIn. Not for long once I've spoken to them to...
Forum: Email Marketing 17th November 2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By adamcurran
Why not segmenting your email list makes you a bit of a fool!

It still baffles me beyond belief that in this day and age of online marketing, I still receive emails addressed to me for a product that I'll have NO interest in whatsoever. I know that we're all...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By adamcurran
SEO tips DIRECTLY from Google.

Because it's in everyone's interests to adopt best SEO practice at all times, Google, have given everyone as much help as possible to help them feature on the SERPs page for their keyword searches....
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th November 2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By adamcurran
How to become good at conversation

We've all got a personality and we're all different; some are outgoing, some are shy and retiring, some are intellectuals and some appear not to have another level. Through our personality, we're all...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By adamcurran
Why keyword stuffing is as good as throwing money away.

Keyword stuffing is one of the biggest, baddest SEO tricks in the book. You pick a phrase that you want to be ranked for, and you churn out piece after piece of content with that word or phrase put...
Forum: Email Marketing 16th November 2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 210
Posted By adamcurran
Re: How to reduce email unsubscribes.

Great advice and a good reminder to focus on those that do like what you're doing rather than those who don't!
Forum: Social Media 15th November 2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By adamcurran
Re: How to make someone skip straight past your social media posts!

GREAT point! It's definitely important to stick to a schedule based around previous insights available from social media platforms.
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th November 2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By adamcurran
Re: How to beat being overwhelmed.

I agree that delegation is a great way to avoid being overwhelmed. That can cause other hurdles to get over of managing control issues, but once you've sorted that it definitely helps to have one or...
Forum: Email Marketing 15th November 2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 210
Posted By adamcurran
Re: How to reduce email unsubscribes.

Nope, nothing!
All you get is a message from Unroll.me saying 'you've been unsubscribed'

I question how a third party app can have so much power over someone's list, but if the user agrees to the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th November 2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 885
Posted By adamcurran
Re: Where to start with SEO?

There is no denying that it's an uphill struggle. New websites that are less than a year old need to do all they can to rank and even then, there's no guarantee of them featuring.

I'm dubious...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 15th November 2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By adamcurran
Re: Why your website is making people hate you!

If your customer has a problem they need your help to solve then a contact form isn't going to give them direct access to you. It's a 'fill it in and wait' one-sided method of communication. People...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 15th November 2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By adamcurran
Re: Why your website is making people hate you!

Ha ha ha Saul, do you mean the website itself or the ads on the website?
Because if you're browsing million dollar watches then I'm afraid that's what you're going to see ;)
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 10th November 2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By adamcurran
Why your website is making people hate you!

OK, that might be a bit strong, but there's nothing more frustrating than a rubbish website, and it can really cause people to get frustrated with the business, or in other words - you!
There are a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 10th November 2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By adamcurran
How to beat being overwhelmed.

As a small business owner anyone on the outside looking in will tell you that there's no such thing as being too busy, that its a great problem to have if you've got more work on than you can handle,...
Forum: Social Media 10th November 2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By adamcurran
Re: How to get a post to go viral.

All of the posts that I've seen 'go viral' go with your initial controversy theme. They've divided the world, not necessarily in a bad way - remember the blue and gold dress phenomenon? I guess...
Forum: Social Media 10th November 2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By adamcurran
Re: Five hacks for effective instagram marketing!!

There are a few things that I'll add to this. Obviously using Instagram effectively depends on your niche and your motive for posting but there are a few things to consider to run an effective...
Forum: Social Media 10th November 2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 164
Posted By adamcurran
Re: Why social media is the best customer service tool at your disposal.

There's no way around it for me.
My customer's use it and I've had no choice but to follow suit. I've set a permission so that I have to approve any posts before they're shown on the page but that...
Forum: Social Media 10th November 2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By adamcurran
How to make someone skip straight past your social media posts!

There are some things which people are STILL doing in their social media posts which are making users scroll straight past, or even worse, unfollow. Silly little things which are downright annoying...
Forum: Social Media 10th November 2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By adamcurran
Re: Problem with facebook reach 2016 - help needed

As long as your page doesn't violate Facebook's terms of service (it looks like that might be a bit of a grey area after reading a few of these comments, but let's say it doesn't. There are lots of...
Forum: Email Marketing 10th November 2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 210
Posted By adamcurran
How to reduce email unsubscribes.

I've recently learnt about a program called Unroll.me which is an app that allows the user to unsubscribe from all their mailing lists at the click of the button. I must admit, I used it for my...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd November 2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 146
Posted By adamcurran
Re: How to make yourself likable.

I thought that said lickable at first!!!

'LIKEABLE'

There are a couple of things I wanted to add to this, the points that you've raised are great and I want to tell you some things that I'm...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd November 2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By adamcurran
Re: SEO myths exposed!

Thanks so much for this! I've spent a long time struggling through SEO myself so I feel your pain! It's really good to have someone put it all into laymens terms too as I find that it can be like a...
Forum: Social Media 3rd November 2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,429
Posted By adamcurran
Re: How to get more followers on instagram ?

Building up your Instagram followers is one of the slowest going tasks there is. There are plenty of people who are out there offering to sell you followers but I wouldn't even risk it. Instagram...
Forum: Social Media 3rd November 2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By adamcurran
Re: Am I running the risk of getting kicked out of FB by having more than one profile?

I wouldn't even risk it, particularly if you're using Facebook for business. There would be nothing worse than building up a following and finding out that all your hard work is undone in the click...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd November 2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By adamcurran
Networking for introverts.

I have got to be honest with you, I'm one of the biggest introverts I know!
While I'm comfortable sitting behind a screen and talking to large audiences through social media and via my business,...
Forum: Social Media 27th October 2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By adamcurran
Re: IS Social Media Still Effective for Getting Visitors?

If I've learnt anything over the past few months it's just how valuable media social media is, and in my opinion it's only becoming more so and it's now more important than ever to get a handle on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th October 2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By adamcurran
Re: What are you using to uncover your competitors SEO keywords?

In my limited knowledge of SEO I wouldn't be too worried about what my direct competitors are ranking for, I'd reverse engineer the process and see who's ranking for what I want to rank for and then...
Forum: Mind Warriors 27th October 2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By adamcurran
Re: How I found peace in perfectionism.

I really like this! Thanks so much for sharing with us all.
I too am a bit of a perfectionist and it has at times turned into a real negative in my work. Mostly because it's just so darn time...
Forum: Email Marketing 27th October 2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 142
Posted By adamcurran
Re: How to come up with good email headlines.

It's so true isn't it - the copy that you use can obviously make or break your campaign however aesthetically it's got to look good and be appealing enough that someone will want to go further into...
Forum: Social Media 27th October 2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By adamcurran
Re: Boosting your blog

No I'm not, I don't use Pinterest at all. It's not something that's ever been on my radar as I didn't think it was relevant to my industry. My understanding of Pinterest was that it's more of a fun...
Forum: Mind Warriors 27th October 2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By adamcurran
What it takes to be authentic.

I'm really into the idea of authenticity being the quality that leads to success and the more I think about it the more I realise that there are no exceptions to this. If you're authentic you're...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th October 2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 46
Posted By adamcurran
Optimising your Facebook page.

As you'll probably be aware, I was a bit late to come to the party with optimising my website when I started a business in the past few months and I'm now spending time catching up!
I've been...
Forum: Social Media 27th October 2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By adamcurran
How to be a GREAT social media manager.

I'm currently in the process of getting someone to manage all of my social media accounts; it's not my forte and to be honest it's taking me way more time than it should so I think I'm better off...
Forum: Social Media 27th October 2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By adamcurran
Boosting your blog

Anyone who's read any of my recent posts will know that my focus on the moment is optimising my site and doing all I can to improve my ranking with the search engines. It's something I, mistakenly,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th October 2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 885
Posted By adamcurran
Re: Where to start with SEO?

Thanks everyone for your input! It seems there's a lot to do and it's going to be an ongoing and slow process! I've got someone doing my keyword research at the moment which my home page copy and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th October 2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 885
Posted By adamcurran
Re: Where to start with SEO?

Really true!
Sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet and deal with them as they happen!!
Thanks for the encouragement!
Forum: Email Marketing 27th October 2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 142
Posted By adamcurran
Re: How to come up with good email headlines.

I couldn't agree more. I know that personally I will generally wait for a sale before I commit to purchase, and the reason is that things are on sale all the time. Gone are the days when sales where...
Forum: Email Marketing 27th October 2016, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 142
Posted By adamcurran
Re: How to come up with good email headlines.

So true isn't it!
There's nothing worse than clicking open on an email that doesn't do what it says it's going too. Thanks for the input!
Forum: Email Marketing 27th October 2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 142
Posted By adamcurran
Re: How to come up with good email headlines.

Thanks for the great tip!
I wasn't aware this existed so it's definitely something I'll be adding into my process from now on :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By adamcurran
Long tailed keywords got me confused!

I jeep hearing about long tailed keywords and to be quite honest they've left me a bit confused!

Long-tailed keywords basically do what they say on the tin - they're a combination of three of four...
Forum: Social Media 20th October 2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By adamcurran
How to grow your Twitter following authentically

Everywhere you look people are offering to 'sell' you Twitter followers which, with the amount of time it takes to grow an audience, can sometimes seem quite tempting! I've previously spent all my...
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