AWeber Now Offering 7 Beautiful, StudioPress-Inspired Email Templates

How do you design an email template that looks and feels like your own website design? Sounds like it would be hard to do, doesn’t it? You either need to be a whiz with code, or you need to find an email marketing service that just so happens to have templates that look and feel like your website. Not very likely. Until now … because AWeber decided to do something about it. Many of our StudioPress customers now have an email marketing option that will seamlessly extend their website’s branding into their email communication … Behold, the seven newest wonders of AWeber’s world: new email themes for StudioPress. How it works Here are the StudioPress child themes that AWeber currently has email themes for (links go to each theme’s StudioPress page): Agency Pro Executive Pro Lifestyle Pro Magazine Pro Metro Pro News Pro Parallax Pro All you have to do to get started using the corresponding email themes is log in to your AWeber account. … [Read more...]

How Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Will Affect Email Marketers [Infographic]

Canada's anti-spam law (CASL), which is set to start going into effect on July 1, will likely have a significant impact not only on email marketers based in Canada but also on marketers in other countries, according to a recent report from CakeMail. As the company's overview of the new law notes, "If you own or operate a business in Canada, or if you have emails on your list ending in '.ca'—chances are pretty good that CASL applies to you." According to CakeMail, the regulations will likely affect any organization that uses email to promote its business in Canada. Moreover, it puts the burden of determining whether recipients are accessing messages in the country on the marketer. Requirements and Timing The date of enforcement for CASL is July 1, 2014, but there will will be a three-year transitional period in which marketers will be permitted to continue sending "CEMs" (electronic messages that encourage participation in commercial activity) to … [Read more...]

How to Add Affiliate Links in WordPress with ThirstyAffiliates

Last updated on June 20th, 2013 by Editorial Staff We are often asked about affiliate marketing tips for WordPress powered blogs and websites. What is the secret to affiliate marketing success? What is the best affiliate marketing plugin for WordPress? As we have mentioned on our disclosure page that we do make some money at WPBeginner from affiliate links. There is actually no big secret to our affiliate marketing strategy. We only recommend products and services that we use or that we would use. For example, we have recommended Sucuri for WordPress security and monitoring. You can read our article on 5 reasons why we use Sucuri. We have a blueprint page that talks about all the tools/plugins/services that we are using on WPBeginner along with an explanation of why we use them. The only affiliate marketing WordPress plugin that every blogger need is something to manage their affiliate links. In this article, we will show you how to easily manage your affiliate links in WordPress … [Read more...]

Google+ Integration Allows It To Overtake Twitter

Google Plus, the burgeoning social network from search giant Google,recently overtook Twitter in the list of social platforms with the most active users, despite the latter officially winning the crown for fastest growing network for 2012. Supposedly, 25% of the global internet population actively use Google Plus in one way or another, compared to the 21% on Twitter. Facebook is still very much in the lead, with 51% using it on a monthly basis.   Graph by GlobalWebIndex   Google Plus has a number of killer features which are driving its growth and helping it steal precious attention away from the established social networks. The key to Google Plus is its deep integration with most other Google products, such as Search, Gmail, Calendar, Drive and Picasa. Instead of using a social network which requires complex integration with other core web tools, or the use of multiple applications to create a single dashboard experience, Google has built a social … [Read more...]

Misconceptions About Google+

Misconceptions about Google+ could prevent people from taking advantage of a social networking platform that offers unique features and benefits. If you give up on Google+ before you give it a chance, you have probably fallen victim to these four common misconceptions. Google+ is too difficult for the average person to use. Google+ has a lot of advanced features that give it a steeper learning curve than most social media sites. But that doesn't mean it's for tech geeks only. Anyone can learn how to use Google+ within minutes. If you have a hard time understanding how Google+ works, then you can turn to the countless video lessons online. Many of them offer step-by-step directions that make Google+ easy for anyone. Google+ is just a slightly different form of Facebook. Google+ and Facebook have a lot in common, but they also have a lot of differences. Some of the biggest differences include: How you interact with people. On Google+, you can decide to share information … [Read more...]