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AWeber vs MailChimp: Email Marketing Service Battle

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Having trouble nailing down which email marketing service provider to use for your business? Two of the most popular, AWeber and MailChimp, each have their devotees (and detractors). On first inspection they seem to offer a lot of the same features, with the exception that MailChimp has a free forever plan. But we dug deeper into these rivals to see how their differences could affect your ultimate choice. First, we’ll give you an overall review of each service and then delve into some of the most important features to see who wins this email marketing showdown…

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Team Treehouse Review: Learn Essential IT Skills Today

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If you or your team want to learn coding or programming, Team Treehouse is the website for you. Does monthly based pricing, no contracts, an online community, mobile access and more sound good to you? All of that and more is offered by Treehouse. Read our review for pros, cons, key features, pricing and more to see if this website can teach you a thing or two…

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A Complete Guide to URL Escape Characters

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In order to prevent the misinterpretation of special characters such as a space, bracket (< and >), or % in the URL (which stands for Uniform Resource Locator – it is the address you see in your browser’s address bar indicating the location of the website you are visiting), browsers parse certain special characters using escape characters. This explains why when you click on a link such as: domain.com/page one.htm you see it parsed in the address bar as example.com/page%20one.htm. In this case the %20 is the escape character for the space…

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Amazon Business Review and Benefits (And Why You Need It ASAP)

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Are you looking for easy, affordable, and streamlined ordering for all of your business products? Online retail giant Amazon.com offers businesses of all sizes a simple solution for all kinds of purchasing needs. Amazon Business provides benefits and discounts unique for business account holders. Whether you’re a sole proprietor or a large corporation, you can enjoy easy purchasing solutions as an Amazon Business account holder…

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Interview with Oleg Shchegolev, CEO and Co-Founder of SEMrush

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When it comes to having a business, you need a website. And when it comes to having a website, you need to develop strong SEO strategies to ensure you can be being found on the internet by your current and future customers. This is especially crucial on the ever-growing and changing world wide web. That’s where SEMrush comes into play. Founded by Oleg Shchegolev and Dmitri Melnikov, SEMrush aims to help businesses of all sizes to better understand their analytics and tactical ways to improve their search performance. Learn about the creation of SEMrush and some personal anecdotes from one of the founders and current CEO, Oleg Shchegolev, in our latest People Who Rock the Web interview…

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What Are the Best Free Email Marketing Tools?

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If you want to send out email newsletters for free, this is the article for you. We review the best free email marketing service companies as well as your other options. Additionally, we’ll discuss some of the cheaper email marketing service plans available so you are ready to upgrade to cover more subscribers or emails per month when your audience grows…

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Best WordPress Plugins: Take Your Site to New Heights

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Do you run a WordPress website and want to give it more juice? One of the best things about using WordPress is the access you have to some amazing plugins that can turn your basic site into a polished, fully functional tool for any type of blog or business. But you’ve got to be careful – some plugins will either slow down, or worse, break your site. And having too many plugins installed will put a strain on your server and increase your hosting bill, so choose wisely. We’ve curated our top picks gathered over years of developing and running Wordpress websites…

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5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying a Domain Name

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Buying a new domain name might seem like the quickest and easiest part of launching your business online. But that’s where it can get dangerous – because your domain name is like your street address; actually more than that – it’s the deed to the property. If you lose control of it, you lose control of your entire online business, which can be a disaster. So don’t skip on the domain name step. Okay, then how to register a domain name you ask? I’ll take you through all the steps involved in securing your domain name, from finding if it’s available, researching the best alternatives if it’s not, buying it from a reliable vendor, and managing it down the road. I’ll help you avoid nightmare scenarios where you lose control of your domain name, or even worse, a competitors snaps it up, and your sales go to zero overnight. With a little preparation, it’s easy to avoid these pitfalls. I’m also prepared to answer any questions you have along the way…

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