Sunday, 30 November 2014

Adorably Cute Posing Pomeranian Puppy Custom Jewelry

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Cute series A necklace featuring a bright-eyed, alert Pomeranian puppy, posing and looking soft, fluffy and adorable!
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Caryatids, Acroplis, Athens postcard

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An extremely well-known view taken on the Acropolis. This picture shows the Porch of The Caryatids at the Erechtheion in Athens. It's not a stone's throw from the Parthenon.
The beautifully sculpted statues are cunningly disguised pillars.
What's clever is that each is sculpted in a manner different from the rest and engineered in such a way that their slenderest part, the neck, is capable of supporting the weight of the porch roof while remaining graceful and feminine.
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Birthday Humor - Cute Shih-Tzu Puppy Greeting Card

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How can you resist this cute puppy design? Maybe you'd like to see your name or initials on it? Click to customize and personalize...


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Perfect for any Shih-Tzu lover who has a fun sense of birthday humor. The inside text can be kept as is, or personalized by you for that added touch.

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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Truisms: Without art the Earth is just "Eh" Shirts

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A truism t-shirt... The words are:
"without art
the Earth is just
"Eh"

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Motivational Words #1 fridge magnet

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Motivational Words series Be positive! Here's a great design using motivational word art that could subtly and subconsciously help you improve your outlook and attitude. Each time you look at these influencing words, you should get a little reminder and a small positive boost!

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Puppy Love - Cute MaltiPoo Dog Photo Ornament

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An adorable young puppy dog with big floppy ears and soft fur wants you to show her some love. Cute dog photograph in vivid color showing what may be either a maltese poodle cross, or maybe even something larger like a labradoodle or labrador retriever crossed with a poodle. Use as shown, or upload a photo of your own snuggly fuzzybutt pooch for a treasured dog lover keepsake.

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How to Calculate the Value of Your Blog

Blogging with purpose

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This is a guest contribution from Tom Fanelli.

For most businesses, blogs are marketing tools. And while most take the time to measure their ROI from other marketing avenues, I’m surprised by how many don’t truly understand how their blog is (or is not) benefiting their bottom line.

Understanding your blog’s value can help you determine if you want to invest more on its development, adjust your blogging strategy to make it more effective, or simply cut back on your investment entirely.

Sound good? Here’s a guide on how to figure out your blog’s value.

Track the cost of content development.

This isn’t as easy of a task as it may initially seem. If you work with freelancers to create and upload content, their fees are the most obvious direct cost, but it’s likely that there’s still someone in-house who reviews the content – and their time is a cost to your business.

Be sure to account for time spent by all full-time employees who contribute to the blog as part of their responsibilities. Ask them to track how much time they spend working on blog-related tasks for a month.

Calculate your cost per visit. 

Okay, you know how much it costs to keep your blog going, but you want to consider that in the context of how much traffic your blog generates. If you spend money promoting your blog posts, through PPC, Outbrain, or outreach, factor this in. Don’t forget to include any associated labor costs.

Now add the cost of content development and promotion, and divide it by the number of visits over the same period. This is your blog’s “cost per visit”. It can also be valuable to determine the cost per unique visitor.

Determine the revenue of each visit. 

What direct returns do you get from your blog? You may earn money from advertising or affiliate sales. If that’s the case, calculate your total profits on a monthly basis and divide it by the number of visits during the same period.

However, many business blogs don’t have ads or support affiliate sales. Instead, your goal is likely to convert blog visitors into sales of your products or services. For product sales, you can use analytics to determine how many visitors on your blog ultimately completed a shopping transaction as well as the exact revenue from each transaction. But for most services (and some products), it may still take a phone call before they actually convert into a sale. Accounting for your blog’s influence on sales in this way is a little trickier but not impossible:

  • Track how many blog visitors end up on your “Contact” page. Figure out the average value of a new customer, and use this figure to assign a value to these “conversions”.
  • For a month, have your sales team ask new clients if they visited your blog. If the answer is yes, include that sale as part of the return you earn on your blog.
  • Use call tracking. Provide a unique phone number for those who visit your blog, so you’ll be able to say definitively that the customer was acquired in that manner.

There is also another business blogging goal that shouldn’t be overlooked, though it is not as easy to quantify: establishing your brand or expertise. The best way to account for this type of value is focus on the cost per visitor. From there, you can better determine if your investment is worth the reach you’re achieving.

Don’t forget the value of the content itself.

Many businesses reuse blog content in other ways, such as eBooks, marketing materials, social media updates, and newsletters. It’s worth calculating the cost and value of these other uses to get a more complete picture of how your blog fits into your marketing success.

If you find that your blog’s ROI isn’t bad but also isn’t where you’d like it, this is also one way that you can improve it without blowing up your entire strategy.

Now What?

So you’ve subtracted your cost per visit from your gross revenue per visit, and you now have the value of each visit. Armed with this data, you can evaluate your overall content strategy. Do you need to make adjustments? Should you double-down on your current success? Can you grow your business by driving more blog traffic through PPC ads? This figure is also important if you’re calculating the value of your domain name or website for sale.

Tom Fanelli is one of the nation’s leading experts on website development, SEO, SEM, and social media marketing. For nearly two decades, Tom has built both world-class marketing solutions and leading global marketing teams in corporate and small business environments across many industries. He has shared his insight on online customer acquisition, lead generation, and business optimization in both print and web publications, as a presenter of over 50 webinars, and as a featured speaker for companies like Intuit, Microsoft, Sage Software, and the Small Business Administration.

Follow Tom on Twitter at @tfanelli, purchase his ebook Infographics in Action, or learn more on TomFanelli.com.

Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger
Build a Better Blog in 31 Days

How to Calculate the Value of Your Blog

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A Mechanical Shark Mural by ‘Phlegm’ in San Diego

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A Mechanical Shark Mural by Phlegm in San Diego street art sharks San Diego murals

A Mechanical Shark Mural by Phlegm in San Diego street art sharks San Diego murals

A Mechanical Shark Mural by Phlegm in San Diego street art sharks San Diego murals

A Mechanical Shark Mural by Phlegm in San Diego street art sharks San Diego murals

Sheffield-based muralist and artist Phlegm just unveiled this awesome mechanical shark mural for PangeaSeed’s Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans festival in San Diego. The piece is done in Phlegm’s signature black and white illustrative style that often depicts shady masked figures manning the controls of unwieldy machines or contraptions. The Murals for Oceans project involves a collaboration with internationally renowned artists in an attempt to focus attention on major environmental issues involving the ocean. You can see many more pieces by Phlegm spanning the last few months on his blog. (via StreetArtNews)

 
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Surreal Pencil Drawings of Lips by Christo Dagorov

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Surreal Pencil Drawings of Lips by Christo Dagorov surreal lips drawing anatomy

Surreal Pencil Drawings of Lips by Christo Dagorov surreal lips drawing anatomy

Surreal Pencil Drawings of Lips by Christo Dagorov surreal lips drawing anatomy

Surreal Pencil Drawings of Lips by Christo Dagorov surreal lips drawing anatomy

Switzerland-based illustrator and artist Christo Dagorov created this unusual series of pencil drawings that transform the texture of lips into trees, the aerial layout of a city, and even other human forms. You can see more of his work here. (via I Need a Guide)

 
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Friday, 28 November 2014

Tarantula Nebula Star Forming Gas Cloud Sculpture Gallery Wrap Canvas

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Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series An awesome mobile phone shell featuring the Tarantula Nebula of the Large Magellanic Cloud, which is the nearest galaxy to the Milky Way, our galactic home. This Hubble image shows old stars from the distant past and rich, interstellar gas clouds feeding the formation of new ones. The most massive and hottest stars are intense, high-energy radiation sources and this pushes away what remains of the gas and dust, compressing and sculpting it. As the whorls and eddies clump and stretch it, gravity takes over and the birth of the next generation of new stars is triggered.

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Motivational Words #2 fridge magnet Fridge Magnet

A gorgeous best-selling design. Click to customize or personalize. How would it look with your name or monogram on it - why not have a look-see right now?


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Motivational Words series Give some positivity! Here's a great design using motivational word-art. Each time you look at them, you should get a subtle positive boost!!
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PinAProd3s multi-item generated html

Edit Dec 1st: Here's a more recent use of PinAProd3 to generate the html for a blog post. Much more balanced since I introduced the trim feature :) See the blog post here.
Monogram Carina Nebula Pillars of Creation Table LampMonogram Carina Nebula Pillars of Creation Table Lamp
Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series A beautiful space photograph featuring the 7500 light year distant Carina Nebula. This Hubble image shows rich, interstellar gas clouds feeding the formation of new stars. As a proto star forms, the gas clouds get dragged to its surface and some gets emitted as tight jets of material travelling at hundreds of miles per second. These in turn help sculpt the gas clouds into weird and grotesque shapes, some looking like strange worms, swimming through space.more items with this imagemore items in the Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae seriesimage code: cnbigcImage credit: NASA, the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI) and ESA #monogram #initials #star #galaxies #deep #space #astronomy #star #forming #activity #stellar #winds #young #hot #stars #carina #nebula #hubble #space #photography #outer #space #sculpture #hrbstslr #cnbigc #star #nurseries #gas #clouds
Monogram, M106 Spiral Galaxy, Canes Venatici LampMonogram, M106 Spiral Galaxy, Canes Venatici Lamp
Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre M├ęchain in 1781. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth. It is also a Seyfert II galaxy, which means that due to x-rays and unusual emission lines detected, it is suspected that part of the galaxy is falling into a supermassive black hole in the center.more items with this imagemore items in the Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae seriesimage code: m106cvImage credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and R. Gendler (for the Hubble Heritage Team), J. GaBany #star #galaxies #outer #space #picture #deep #space #astronomy #hubble #galaxy #photography #supermassive #black #hole #spiral #arms #seyfert #ii #galaxy #constellation #canes #venatici #hunting #dog #stars #hrbstslr #m106cv #messier #106
Monogram Orion Nebula and Trapezium Stars Table LampsMonogram Orion Nebula and Trapezium Stars Table Lamps
Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series A gorgeous picture from the deep universe featuring the bubbling, seething mass of gas and dust that is the Orion Nebula, 1500 light years away and the closest star-forming region to us. The nebula is a star nursery in which there are birthing, new-born, young and adult stars. Look carefully in the brightest central region and you'll see the Trapezium, four of the most massive stars in Orion. more items with this imagemore items in the Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae seriesimage code: ornebcsfrImage credit: NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team #new #born #stars #star #nursery #orion #nebula #emission #nebula #trapezium #stars #astronomy #images #outer #space #star #galaxies #deep #space #dust #clouds #hrbstslr #ornebcsfr #hot #young #stars
Monogram, Witch Head Nebula deep space image Desk LampMonogram, Witch Head Nebula deep space image Desk Lamp
Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series A witch appears to be screaming out into space in this image from NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The infrared portrait shows the Witch Head nebula, named after its resemblance to the profile of a wicked witch. Astronomers say the billowy clouds of the nebula, where baby stars are brewing, are being lit up by massive stars. Dust in the cloud is being hit with starlight, causing it to glow with infrared light, which was picked up by WISE's detectors.The Witch Head nebula is estimated to be hundreds of light-years away in the Orion constellation, just off the famous hunter's knee.WISE was recently "awakened" to hunt for asteroids in a program called NEOWISE. The reactivation came after the spacecraft was put into hibernation in 2011, when it completed two full scans of the sky, as planned.more items with this imagemore items in the Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae seriesimage code: wtchnebImage credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech #monogram #initials #star #galaxies #outer #space #picture #deep #space #astronomy #wtchneb #witch #head #nebula #cursing #witch #nasa #space #photograph #faces #in #space #witches #curse #screaming #witch

Motivational Words #1 positive encouragement Poster

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Motivational Words series Be positive! Here's a great design using motivational word art that could subtly and subconsciously help you improve your outlook and attitude. Each time you look at these influencing words, you should get a little reminder and a small positive boost!

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Cute English Bulldog Puppy Dogs Mousepad

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How can you resist this cute puppy design? Maybe you'd like to see your name or initials on it? Click to customize and personalize...


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English Bulldogs Rule! This cute puppy dog mousepad features two English bulldog puppies playing in a flower garden. Every time you sit at your computer this cute pup will be waiting for you with lots of love and heart hugs.

Dog mousepads make great gifts for yourself or the the special dog lovers in your life. Fun for.....
Birthday / Christmas / Graduation presents Charming Home / Office Decor Business Give-aways - great for dog related business Wedding gifts for bridesmaids / groomsmen / flower girls Dog Theme Gift Baskets

For some daily puppy fun please visit our Puppy Expressions Blog

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Cute Bulldog Puppy Dogs in Flowers Mousepad
Cute Bulldog Puppy Dogs in Flowers Mousepad by alwaysdogs
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Testing PinAPRod3 generated html and its sharing buttons

Stopped thinking card - funny sayingsStopped thinking card - funny sayings
A funny card design with a surprised-looking cartoon puffer-fish. The words say :"I've stopped thinking.....it's just not one of my strengths!"Inside is a message you can change that says "I saw this card and thought of you!"The puffer-fish design is repeated inside, under the message.more items with funny puffer fish sayingsmore items in the Just Fun series #stopped #thinking #humor #funny #sayings #pfstpth #hrbstslr #surprised #blowfish #fun #pufferfish #shocked #balloonfish #funny #fish #cartoon #globefish #humour #joke #bubblefish #swellfish #toadfish #toadies #honey #toads #sugar #toads #sea #squabs #puffer #fish #hrfuni #amusing #bemused #blow #fish #clean

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Scottish Tartan Plaid, black and tan checks Throw Pillow

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Plaid series This design features a Scottish tartan-style plaid pattern in black and tans.

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Motivational Words #2 positive encouragement Post Cards

A gorgeous best-selling design. Click to customize or personalize. How would it look with your name or monogram on it - why not have a look-see right now?


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Motivational Words series Give some positivity! Here's a great design using motivational word-art. Each time you look at them, you should get a subtle positive boost!!
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Cute Corgi Puppy Card

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How can you resist this cute puppy design? Maybe you'd like to see your name or initials on it? Click to customize and personalize...


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Cute Corgi Puppy Card

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Carina Nebula in Argo Navis constellation Canvas Prints

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Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series Hubble's view of the Carina Nebula shows star birth in a new level of detail. The fantasy-like landscape of the nebula is sculpted by the action of outflowing winds and scorching ultraviolet radiation from the monster stars that inhabit this inferno. In the process, these stars are shredding the surrounding material that is the last vestige of the giant cloud from which the stars were born. The immense nebula is an estimated 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina the Keel (of the old southern constellation Argo Navis, the ship of Jason and the Argonauts, from Greek mythology).
The original image is a mosaic of the Carina Nebula assembled from 48 frames taken with Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys. The Hubble images were taken in the light of ionized hydrogen. Colour information was added with data taken at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. Red corresponds to sulfur, green to hydrogen, and blue to oxygen emission.

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Image credit: Hubble Space Telescope; colour data from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile

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Cute ponies for the bedroom and school

Black Cartoon Shetland Pony Love Hearts Stretched Canvas PrintBrown Pinto Cartoon Shetland Pony MacBook Air SleevesBlue Roan Cartoon Shetland Pony Courier Bags

Cute ponies for the bedroom and school

If you know a boy or girl who loves ponies then here's a collection that should give you some gift ideas.
Any boy or girl will love them - some for bedroom and some for school. Which of these would be best?

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