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A Change of Direction
7 Dec 2023 at 1:27pm
After quitting my first post-college job in 1997, I started a company named Mouken and began the life of an entrepreneur, creating software, t-shirt designs, online games and such.  A few years later, my focus pivoted when an RSS to HTML converter script that I had created for my own use (CaRP Evolution) started attracting...
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Just the Best Articles from the Best Marketing Blogs
24 Jul 2020 at 9:21am
You may have noticed that I haven't posted on this blog recently. (Or maybe you haven't, but yeah, it's true.) What I HAVE started doing daily is curating content from some of the best marketing blogs. If you want to keep up on the best online marketing articles, but don't want to take the time...
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Mr. Beast is Going to Delete My Minecraft Account!
2 Mar 2020 at 7:31am
You may have heard Mr. Beast threaten to delete the Minecraft accounts of people who aren't subscribed to his YouTube channel. It seems he has arrived in L'HermitCoiffed to make good on that threat! Connect with Kakurenbo Shogun on Twitter
Episode 2: What Is That? (From the Minecraft World of L’HermitCoiffed)
30 Apr 2019 at 12:53pm
One month later, here's episode 2. (Watch Episode 1: A Whole New World here.) Connect with Kakurenbo Shogun on Twitter
Who’d Have Thought I’d Become a Minecraft YouTuber?
9 Apr 2019 at 12:13pm
A while back, my kids got me playing Minecraft with them. Fast forward to last week -- here's my first Minecraft video: Connect with Kakurenbo Shogun on Twitter
3 Reasons to VLOG Every Day (or blog…and another reason)
9 May 2018 at 10:55am
Big time copywriter and all around great guy, Ray Edwards, posted a video today saying that he's going to vlog (like blogging but video) every day for 30 days, and explaining 3 reasons why. A few comments are in order. This applies not only to vlogging, but also to blogging, podcasting, social media activity, et...
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Which of Mew’s 312 Movesets is the Best?
2 Apr 2018 at 8:37am
You've joined millions of Pokemon GO players around the world in working on 7 days of Special Research tasks in preparation for finally catching Mew. But which moveset should you be hoping for? The latest update to Pokemon GO's GAME_MASTER file contained major changes to Mew's moves. In addition to Pound, Mew now has 12...
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Filtering Your Pokemon List in Pokemon GO
31 Mar 2017 at 7:53pm
Last year, my kids got me playing Pokemon GO. It's been a lot of fun. But like everyone else, there are a few things I'd like to see improved in the game. While my kids are at the movies with my wife tonight, I thought I'd take a few minutes to share one of my...
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99% of People Can’t Solve This Puzzle Because…
12 Apr 2016 at 7:43pm
The other 1% can't solve it because it's just a bunch of gobbledygook, and not a puzzle at all. But I'll bet we can make it go viral anyway amongst people trying to get their friends to help solve it. Please help me out by using the share buttons that appear when you hover over...
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Making Meme Images for Your Blog Posts
19 Jan 2016 at 11:29am
You've written a blog post so great, it can't help but catapult you to fame and fortune. Right? Maybe so, if it gets noticed. If you want traffic for you blog, clicking "Publish" is not the final step. You also need to promote it. That means, among other things, sharing it on social media. Not...
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Lottery Party Coast to Coast
14 Jan 2016 at 8:48am
Google Analytics 102 – Find Out What’s Working
24 Dec 2015 at 7:01am
If you're like me, you created a Google Analytics account, added the basic code snippet to your site, checked your stats a few times, and never really figured out how to use it to make decisions about what to do on your website. If that's your story too, you've been through Google Analytics 101. You...
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How Do Customers Decide to Buy?
1 Dec 2015 at 2:16pm
You've heard it said that people decide with emotion and then justify with logic. So your marketing copy should appeal to emotions first, and then once someone has all but decided to buy, give them logical reasons to feel good about their decision. If that explanation makes you feel dirty as a marketer, keep reading...because...
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Should You Care About Your Website’s Bounce Rate? #BlogRiff 2 of 20
16 Dec 2014 at 10:28am
I came across a slightly older post this morning from Ricky Dawn discussing the importance (or lack thereof) of website bounce rates. For anyone who isn't familiar with the term, your bounce rate is the percentage of visitors to your site who only view one page. Presumably, once they've seen it, they bounce back to...
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The 4 ‘N’s of Selling Through Twitter
18 Feb 2013 at 2:11pm
A while back, I wrote about how to craft an auto-DM for Twitter that isn't spam. In that post, I promised to elaborate on my "4 'N's of Twitter" strategy in a future post. This is that future post. The First 'N' of Twitter: Engage Okay, so the first 'N' doesn't actually start with the...
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I’m an Idiot. Don’t You Be Too.
11 Feb 2013 at 1:04pm
Hi. My name is Antone, and I have a problem. I am an idiot. (But please, no comments saying "I agree with everything in this post!" :-) This morning, I took a look at the opt-in stats for my mailing lists, and discovered something disturbing. Two of my most important opt-in forms weren't getting any...
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Trading Up from a Computer Fan to an ASUS TF700T
2 Feb 2013 at 9:18am
It's time to try something fun -- a Trade-Up! Have you heard the story of the guy who traded a paper clip for a house? I'm not kidding. It took him almost a year and 14 trades to get there, but he managed to trade up in value from one red paper clip to a...
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SEO Tip for Apache + WordPress: Use Lowercase Domain Names
7 Jan 2013 at 2:24pm
A few days ago, I was surprised to see that, according to Google Webmaster Tools, a lot of the pages on several of my sites were marked as "Not Selected" for indexing. Usually, that would indicate duplicate content, or that there are multiple URLs that can be used to access the same pages on your...
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The Emperor’s New Mail, From the US Post Office
19 Dec 2012 at 9:23am
I signed up recently for the Post Office's "Real Mail" notification. The deal is, when you've got something in your PO Box, they send you an email to tell you so. I'm expecting a check -- some affiliate commissions. For a few days, I've gotten emails, but haven't been able to get to the bo...
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White Hat Crew Blog Gets a Major Makeover
7 Dec 2012 at 10:34am
As I mentioned in my last post, this blog was in need of a facelift. And today, it's here. (You can see what it used to look like in a screenshot at the end of the previous post.) The goal of the new theme is to reduce distractions, so that you can get right to...
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Say It With White Space
27 Nov 2012 at 2:25pm
It's been said a million times - your website needs more white space. Judging from how most websites look (including this one! More on that below), it needs to be said a million and one times. I've been thinking a lot recently about how to use white space and related design elements to communicate more...
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