Awesome Articles by Cole Battles

25 Facebook cover photos for businesses

If you want your organization’s Facebook page to look professional, a good looking cover photo is essential. While not everyone will judge you based on how professional your cover photo is, some will. And you want your cover photo—and profile image—to inspire feelings of trust. So how do you do that?

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25 writing tips for digital marketing

A huge part of any digital marketing plan is good, quality, consistent content. And all that content means you need to spend a lot of time writing. Writing can be hard! Here are 25 tips you can use to make your writing easier and more effective.

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How to market on Pinterest – Infographic

As a graphic designer, I probably use Pinterest more than the average male. I find myself creating boards and looking for inspiration for web design, logo creation, print design, and loads of other design projects almost every day. But did you know 40% of Pinterest users are men? Your ideal client may spend more time on Pinterest than you realize.

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Tips for a versatile logo

I may be biased as a graphic designer, but I believe your logo is important. It’s one of the main ways people identify your organization on your website, social media, business cards, letterhead, promotional materials like hats and shirts, and pretty much everywhere. And since you’re going to have it on many those places, it’s important for it to be versatile! So how can you make sure your logo is easy to use everywhere? I’ve seen my fair share of logos that were versatile and plenty that weren’t. Here are a few considerations if you want your logo to be versatile.

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A more professional email address – infographic

Did you realize that an unprofessional email address makes you look unprofessional? Are you inadvertently making a bad first impression with your email address? Sure, not everyone will make assumptions based on your email address. But some people will. That means in order to be sure you make a good impression, you need to have an address that comes off as professional.

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Are WordPress sites easy to hack?

One of my many job duties is helping to back up and upgrade the WordPress websites we manage. While there are several reasons we do that on a regular basis, the main reason is security. WordPress has been around since May of 2003. While it has definitely evolved over time, so have the efforts of hackers. Which begs the question: Are WordPress websites easy to hack?

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More free LinkedIn background images

LinkedIn is great for people wanting to create and grow their professional network. It’s important to put some time into your LinkedIn profile—and Company Page—if you really want to make utilize it. And a huge part of that is your LinkedIn cover photo—also known as your background image.

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How to find blog topics – infographic

For years we’ve been working with clients that understand that it’s a good idea to blog, but have no clue what they would blog about. While you should certainly get more strategic as time goes on, the old quote attributed to Mark Twain holds true: “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.”

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Strategic web design with fonts and colors

Looking for a foundation to start designing your website strategically? Whether you’re working with a web design agency, freelancer, or going the DIY route, two of the early design elements to start with are your fonts and colors. Let’s look at what you need to know…

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How to find blog topics

Blogging is great for SEO and to demonstrate your expertise to potential new clients. But it can often be a challenge to come up with new and interesting topics to write about. Maybe you came up with a list of topics when you started blogging, but you’re almost done with the list. Or maybe you’re just starting out and you don’t even have a list yet. It’s time for some brainstorming! But the process of coming up with new topics can feel like an uphill struggle. Here are six different ways to find blog topics when the going gets tough.

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