Funding of more than €12,000 for Gaoth Dobhair Golf Club for new machinery to maintain the course has been granted, it has been announced. The announcement, made by Joe McHugh, will come as a massive boost to the community in west Donegal.Minister McHugh said: “Galf Chumann Gaoth Dobhair does great work promoting the Irish language and acting as a great outlet for the local community and attracting tourists and visitors to the area. “This latest €12,000 funding will help ensure the course is as good as it can be.“The announcement of the grant is just a few weeks since I was able to confirm Government funding of about €13,000 for repair and refurbishment work on the clubhouse.“Tá súil agam go dtabharfaidh an t-airgead seo an deis don chlub an Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn i measc na baill, an pobal áitiúil agus do thurasóirí sa cheantair.”“These two grants will go hand in hand to bring the golf club up to a great standard and help the members to continue the great work they are doing promoting the Irish language among local people and visitors.” The grants were approved by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as part of the Government’s Action Plan 2018-2022 for Irish, which was launched in June 2018.Equipment funding of more than €12,000 granted to Gaoth Dobhair Golf Club was last modified: February 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal fundinggolfGweedore Golf ClubJoe McHugh
A recall has been issued for DG/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus. The product, is being recalled by Kingston Pharma, LLC, and has the potential to contain a bacteria that can cause two different types of illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control. One of them is characterized by vomiting and the other by diarrhea. The products were sold nationwide in Dollar General stores and have an expiration date of 11/20. If you purchased the cough syrup, you can return it where you bought it for a full refund.
Tim Bauer wins 138-pound championship for RocketsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMERRILL — Tim Bauer won the 138-pound title, and five others placed third as the Spencer/Columbus Catholic wrestling team won the team championship at the Bluejay Challenge on Saturday at Merrill High School.Bauer improved to 17-3 by beating Stetson Potrykus of Wittenberg-Birnamwood 6-2 in the 138-pound title match.Six Rockets lost in the semifinals, and five of them came back to win the third-place match. Taking third for Spencer/Columbus were Bryce Shaw at 126, Nathan Neumann at 160, Hunter Hildebrandt at 170, Hunter Luepke at 185, and Logan Zchernitz at 285. Carson Hildebrandt finished fourth at 152.Spencer/Columbus’ next match is Thursday at Eau Claire Regis.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Bluejay ChallengeJan. 9, at Merrill High SchoolTeam scores: 1. Spencer/Columbus Catholic 424.5; 2. Sun Prairie 403; 3. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 399; 4. Barron 363; 5. Merrill 341; 6. Escanaba (Mich.) 321; 7. Tomahawk 286.5; 8. Lakeland 285; 9. Oconto 264; 10. Marathon 242; 11. Amherst 203; 12. La Crosse Aquinas 176; 13. Crandon 175; 14. Southern Door 157.5; 15. Waukesha West 142.5; 16. Almond-Bancroft/Pacelli 125; 17. Three Lakes 116; 18. Mosinee 88; 19. Tri-County 58; 20. Elcho 56.Championships and Spencer finishers106: Championship – Nathan Franke (MAR) def. Wyatt Thiel (SP) 10-8; Fifth place – Jake Dick (SC) pinned Alex Cox (BAR) in 2:29.113: Championship – Josh Ehster (MOS) def. Aiden Wusterbarth (OC) 6-2.120: Championship – Drew Scharenbrock (SP) won major dec. over Logan Walker (SD) 13-0; Fifth place – Dominick Wichlacz (SC) pinned Courege Krueger (ESC) in 2:30.126: Championship – Devon Schultz (MER) def. Tyler Nelson (SP) 8-5; Third place – Bryce Shaw (SC) def. Tyler Wusterbarth (OC) 8-5.132: Championship – River Pawelski (SD) def. Elton Kelsey (OC) 3-1; Fifth place – Austin Post (SC) def. Jack Scandin (LAK) 4-3.138: Championship – Tim Bauer (SC) def. Stetson Potrykus (WB) 6-2.145: Championship – Jake McClintock (LAK) def. Zach Urquhart (WB) 2-1; Seventh place – Caden Schillinger (SC) def. Matt Turkowitcz (TOM) 5-0.152: Championship – Shane Gantz (WW) def. Tanner Pettit (MER) 7-3; Third place – Ethan Reid (LCA) won major dec. over Carson Hildebrandt (SC) 13-3.160: Championship – William Waldofski (BAR) pinned Griffin Magee (WB) in 1:00; Third place – Nathan Neumann (SC) def. Joe Sedivy (MAR) 13-6.170: Championship: Bryce Holderman (AM) pinned Will Van Pietersom (SP) in 0:28; Third place – Hunter Hildebrandt (SC) def. Jordan Schneeberger (MAR) 18-11.182: Championship: Quinn Wallenfang (TOM) won major dec. over Gavin Sneller (AM) 9-0; Seventh place – Dyan Bukovic (CRN) pinned Elijah Welsh (SC) in 2:15.195: Championship – August Peplinski (WB) def. Kaleb Kaminski (TOM) 3-2; Third place – Hunter Luepke (SC) def. Max Villnow (AM) 5-2.220: Championship – Dane Borchardt (TOM) def. Sam Presser (SP) 11-4.285: Championship – Cole Warzynski (ABP) pinned Mohammed Hoque (ESC) in 2:43; Third place – Logan Zschernitz (SC) def. Jacob Mohr (MAR) 7-0.
Patient engagement and analytics were trending topics at HIMSS15. I now wonder how the essence of those conversations will change going forward.In this video, I share insight into how the discussions around analytics and patient engagement need to shift toward improving the quality of care and reducing costs. I also look at how the growing volume of personal health data coming from wearables and genomic research will help drive truly customized care into becoming a reality.Watch the short video and let us know what questions you have about the future of analytics and customized care, and where you think they’re headed.
Do you have a new blog? Want to get 8 free links to your blog? Here is a list of free links in blog directories that you can get for your blog, along with the Page Rank of the blog directory (read this article to learn more about Page Rank: The Importance of Google PageRank: A Guide For Small Business Executives).So far, none of these links have driven a ton of traffic, however, more inbound links do help you a lot in terms of search engine optimization (read this article to learn more about linkbuilding: Executive Summary: Linkbuilding and SEO for the Internet Marketing Neophyte).We have submitted our own blog to each of these blog directories and can confirm that they are quality links from reputable sources, and they are all free and do not require a reciprocal link.8 Quality Blog Directories with Free, No-Reciprocal Links Page Rank PR: wait… I: wait… L: wait… LD: wait… I: wait…wait… C: wait… SD: wait… Blog Optimization 3 Globe of Blogs 6 5 Bloggernity Did you like what you read? Want more? Get automatic updates by subscribing to our RSS Feed or Email List (top right hand side of this page). SuperBlog Directory 3 7 BlogFlux 6 Blog Listing Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Bloggapedia Blog Directory Blogarama Topics: Originally published Nov 28, 2007 12:18:00 PM, updated October 18 2015 4 6 Bloggio
So you started a blog, you’ve been writing good posts for a few months, and you still don’t have the traction you want — subscriptions, comments and inbound links are all below your targets. What can you do to build your blog? Follow conventional wisdom, and focus harder on writing great posts? Bad idea. Instead, think of the process like a job search. If you were looking for a job, would you focus exclusively on improving your skills? Or would you be pounding the pavement, looking for new opportunities while you’re improving your skills? When you’re looking for a job, you need to be aggressive about getting in front of the right people — only you can’t be so aggressive that you annoy people. You need to find the same balance when you’re building your blog. You need to share posts on Learn how to build your business blog into an inbound marketing machine. (1) Network — Facebook Originally published Jun 5, 2009 7:40:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 (2) Spread the Word — Blogs are no different. Just as you wouldn’t sit back and wait for employers to offer you a job, you shouldn’t sit back and wait for readers to find your blog. Webinar: Advanced Business Blogging Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack and make sure all your friends and contacts know you’re blogging. But you can’t overwhelm or bore them. A good way to handle this balance is to use these channels for more than just broadcasting your blog. to learn how to create a thriving blog. If you’re looking for a job, a good way to get your foot in the door or get noticed is to do a high-profile project — maybe an event, a video or a software application — that gets attention. In the blog world high profile, potentially controversial posts are a good way to get attention. Try publishing something that’s a little spicy that people will react to. If it’s well-written and thoughtful, people will pass it around, more people will be exposed to your blog, and it will grow. Twitter Bloggers understand the value of a link, so they’re usually willing to do an interview in order to get some exposure and a link back to their site. Find prominent bloggers in your industry and ask them for an email interview. People are far more apt to do an email interview than a guest post because it’s an easier format. Instead of coming up with their own original article, they’re just responding to your questions. When you publish the interview, send them the link and encourage them to spread it via their own channels. To help you get started, here are five specific steps you can take to pound the pavement for your blog: Find high-quality, high-traffic blogs related to your industry that are willing to accept guest posts and write a post or two for them. Assuming they’re willing to include a prominent link back to your blog, this is a great way to introduce new people to your blog and build subscribers. Be careful not to commit to too many guest posts, because you’ll start to get fewer new subscribers after a few posts. What do you think? What am I missing on this list? (3) Guest Posts — (4) Email Interviews With Prominent Bloggers — Download the free webinar (5) Grab Attention — When you’re looking for a job, you talk to old friends, attend industry events, show up at community meetups, scan LinkedIn for potential connections and build relationships on Twitter. It’s not much different when you’re looking for readers for your blog. You go to Google Blog Search, Technorati, Twitter Grader and Twitter Search and type in the keywords for your industry. Figure out who in your industry you respect, who the influencers are, and make connections with them. Comment on their posts and, when it adds value, include links to your posts in the comments. Write posts on your blog that respond to their posts. Mention them in your posts. Above all, do you what you can to build relationships and get them to notice that you’re creating thoughtful, interesting content on your blog. and
Topics: Originally published Sep 20, 2010 11:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 Holiday Marketing Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack The time for eCommerce holiday shopping is quickly approaching, and if you are not already developing your plan to maximize your return on the spike of online sales, you need to start now!! According to a report provided from comScore , the 2009 eCo mmerce Holiday S pending reached $27 billion. This year will be no different — and I am willing to bet that this number will rise even higher. Are you prepared to take advantage? Be Prepared for the Online Holiday Rush 1. Write blog posts that are optimized for the long-tail of “holiday” centric keywords. For example, if you sell shoes, you could write blog posts around the subject of holiday specials for your products. “5 Reasons Ugg Boots and Slippers Will Dominate Holiday Gifts” “3 Great Tennis Shoes for a Boy’s Christmas Present” “Christmas Basketball Shoe Sales Will Be A Slamdunk in 2010” Writing content that includes your products and the holiday terms (Christmas, holiday presents, holiday gifts, Christmas ideas, boy holiday gifts, girl Christmas gifts, ect.) will help your website rank better for these longer-tail niche keywords. Make sure that you have strong call-to-action buttons on each of your blog posts that link to landing pages explaining holiday promotions for specific products or product categories. 2. Develop Promotional Landing Pages that are designed to target Holiday traffic. Entice your visitors to buy from you by giving them time-sensitive pricing incentives that are only available during the holidays. Showcase your top performing products on holiday themed landing page with great offers. “20% off when purchasing $50 or more before X date.” “Free t-shirt included when you purchase before X date.” Maybe your visitors are interested in your products, but not committed to purchasing immediately. Help convert these visitors to customers by giving them incentive to sign up for exclusive promotional offers. “Sign up for exclusive holiday deals only available for existing or new subscribers. This Special will expire on X Date. Sign up now to secure your discount!” 3. Send Holiday marketing emails and use lead nurturing. Increase your holiday revenue by nurturing your visitors that haven’t committed to a purchase and rewarding your existing customers with exclusive offers. Existing customers have already purchased from you and like your products — reward and entice them to buy more for their friends and family! Send an email reminding your existing customers that the holidays are quickly approaching, and that you are offering them an exclusive, limited time offer. Give a coupon code with a reminder that this code will expire by “X” date. Make sure that this email includes links back to either your blog posts about your most popular seasonal items or landing pages designed to show additional value for shopping early. Additionally, you should use lead nurturing emails to leverage the holiday season in your favor by placing new leads into campaigns designed entice earlier purchases. Remembering to segment your lead nurturing campaigns is an important step. If a visitor comes to your website and is interested in getting a special holiday deal on jackets, make sure that you send them emails designed to sell jackets, not shoes! 4. Monitor and promote your brand and products in social media with holiday keywords. Monitoring and promoting your most popular products is essential for eCommerce stores in 2010. Tracking holiday centric keywords is an advanced skill that can help you sell more. Instead of just tracking the keyword “Ugg boots” track “Ugg boots christmas” and “Ugg boats holiday present.” Tracking these terms in Twitter will allow you to see tweets that say, “All I want for Christmas are Ugg Boots!” and “Are Ugg boots for my daughter for a good holiday present?” You could then engage these tweeters to let them know about your new article “5 Reasons Ugg Boots and Slippers Will Dominate Holiday Gifts”. Or you could send them links to a landing page that offers 20% Off Ugg Boots when signing up for promotional discount emails. Utilizing these inbound marketing tactics will ensure that your eCommerce site is prepared for the holiday rush. Have you seen your favorite stores already using some of these tactics mentioned? Do you have other suggestions? I would love to hear your feedback! Photo curtesy of Luiz A. Villa
Topics: Originally published Apr 19, 2011 3:30:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack If you have recently attended a wedding, birthday party or Bar Mitzvah, you likely have noticed how trendy the cupcake has become. Starting at $3 a cupcake, these confectionery delights are the craze of party goers and bakery shoppers. Search Quora and you will see reports that their fame gained traction after being offered at Magnolia Bakery and subsequently spotlighted on Sex and the City. Others feel their cuteness alone carried them to stardom.4 Inbound Marketing Lessons from the Cupcake1. Experiment with New Channels and OffersThe cupcake wouldn’t have gained its popularity if the first bakery hadn’t offered it to customers. They may have been selling dozens of regular cakes a day but little did they know they could be drawing in more customers by experimenting with the offering of cupcakes. Marketing Takeaway: You won’t know if it is going to work until you try it. If you are using HubSpot’s software , you can use tracking URL’s on any new calls-to-action you experiment with. What channels haven’t you experimented with yet – YouTube , Twitter , email marketing ? How are you going to grow your reach if you don’t try new channels?2. Diversify Your ContentOne of the great things about cupcakes is they allow you to offer a variety of flavors to your guests. If you can’t entice someone with chocolate, perhaps a luscious lemon cupcake will get them to table. Marketing Takeaway: As suggested by Prashant Kaw in “ Are All Your Referral Eggs in One Basket ”, depending on one traffic source is really risky. It is important that you draw traffic in from a variety of sources. Connect with your target audience through a variety of channels. Don’t just offer them vanilla, use social media to share your content, answer questions on LinkedIn , and listen to what is being said on Twitter and Facebook . Your target audience likely has different preferences on how they access information, so publish videos to YouTube in addition to blogging , and try some targeted email campaigns that pull people to your site.3. Be ConciseCupcakes are cute, small and easy to eat. You don’t need a plate or fork to eat them and you aren’t stuck with left over cake for days after. Marketing takeaway: Get to the point quickly. Keep your page titles under 70 characters and your meta descriptions under 150 characters. When asking your visitors to fill out forms , don’t ask them to spend more time than necessary. The goal is to get visitors to learn about your products and take action.4. Create a StrategyWhile the end product is a tasty little cupcake, hard work and preparation goes into the end results. You can’t bake a cupcake if you don’t have flour, eggs, and sugar, and nobody wants to pay $3 for a burnt cupcake. Marketing Takeaway: To be successful, you have to have a strategy for how you will create and optimize your remarkable content . Research keywords that you are going to optimize for. Publish optimized blog entries frequently. The more you produce, the more search engines will trust your site and the higher you will rank in SEO . What has the cupcake taught you about marketing? Marketing Advice
Once you’ve identified and started following some of the key influencers and media professionals in your industry, start tweeting with them, but don’t oversell your business or product. Develop relationships by tweeting about an article of theirs you enjoyed reading or ask how they feel about a particular topic they specialize in. Sometimes reporters will also use Twitter to broadcast that they’re seeking subjects or sources for a particular story they’re writing. If it’s a fit for your business, reply! is a free website that enables you to search for and locate journalists by source (publication) or by beat (topic). 5. Direct Message reporters instead of sending them an email. ,” a guide for media folks that includes resources on how to use Twitter to find sources for stories more quickly, how to tell better stories, and how to increase reach for their work. Here are some helpful tools you can use to pinpoint the influencers and media professionals covering your industry: Reporters and big-time bloggers are incredibly active on social networks, especially when gathering information for stories. Use the resources mentioned above to find media people on Twitter, and start connecting with them! that can help you find the top Twitter users by location and also measure the online authority of a particular user. Twitter for Newsrooms 2. Watch/search for tweets about editorial opportunities. Twitter Tools for Finding Influencers applicable to you! Originally published Jul 6, 2011 1:29:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Relationships Lead to Coverage For marketers, using Twitter can be a great way to introduce yourself and your company to the media. But how do you find the influencers in your industry on Twitter? One way is to look for influential blogs in your industry (using blog search engines like Technorati), subscribe to them, and start following their authors on Twitter. Another way is to start following journalists who target your industry. So in what specific ways can you take advantage of Twitter for media relations? ? 2. Muck Rack: 3. Share tips to other resources. Muck Rack 4. Share your content and company news when appropriate. JournalistTweets . free marketing tools 1. Tweet Grader: By sending a Direct Message, you are forced to create a short, concise pitch that a reporter is more likely to read. Also, direct messages are very casual, and some media folks prefer DMs to email pitches. In addition, it will save you the time it would normally take to write a lengthy pitch (which isn’t recommended anyway!). Remember, you can only DM people if they follow you back. But be careful not to pitch too much; it’s easy enough for them to unfollow you, making it much more difficult to connect and putting you on their radar as a spammy pitcher. The following is an adapted excerpt from our new, free ebook, ” Are you aware that many journalists, reporters, and bloggers make themselves available on Twitter? It’s true! In fact, Twitter recently published ” 3. JournalistTweets: Because of the real-time nature of Twitter, it’s a great place for media professionals to look for last-minute, additional resources for their stories. When following bloggers and reporters on Twitter, keep close track of their tweets and scan for any opportunities. It may take some time to build lasting relationships with bloggers, journalists, and reporters, but the ultimate payoff is worth it. PR coverage and the buzz it generates can be a rewarding and beneficial asset for a business, adding credibility and providing third-party validation for your company and brand. is a free site that curates tweets from journalists and allows users to filter journalists on Twitter by industry. is Topics: Tweet Grader Once you’ve developed a good relationship with a certain influencer, share a link to content that represents your business, its culture, and what your brand is all about. Did you just write an article on your blog about some important company news? Tweet a link to an appropriate journalist who covers a relevant topic. ” for 2011. Download the full ebook build positive relationships with the media on Twitter 6. Use Twitter to check in before pitching. Check to see what the person you’re about to pitch is up to before contacting them. In the event that the person is sick, having a bad day, or away traveling, it may be best to contact him or her at another time. 1. Develop relationships with reporters, bloggers, and other media professionals through Twitter. Tips for Using Twitter to Build Relationships With Media How to Use Twitter for Business: An Introductory Guide here Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack In what other ways can you is one of HubSpot’s It’s also a great idea to send reporters tips and links to other resources simply to be helpful and improve your relationship with them, even if the tip isn’t specifically regarding your company. They will be thankful for your help and will be more likely to use you as a reference when the subject Twitter Marketing
The following article is an excerpt from our new ebook, How to Use LinkedIn for Business. To download your free copy of the complete ebook, click here.Last month, LinkedIn launched company updates, making LinkedIn Company Pages more important than ever for businesses. Utilizing a company page can help increase your company reach, increase your business’ product awareness, and generate leads on LinkedIn.That’s why it’s critically important to create a page that is blanketed with great information. A LinkedIn company page is the one page amidst those on your various social networks that calls for the most professionalism. Just as a personal profile is professional in its resume-like nature, yet has a touch of personality through Twitter streams and applications, a company page should emit a white-collar persona paired with some company character. With that in mind, here are 5 steps to complete your company page.1. Include Basic InformationGo to Admintools –> Edit. From there, LinkedIn will prompt you to fill in generic information about your company (a lot of which may already be complete from when you added the company page in the first place). Be sure to fine-tune the description portion, as this will be crucial in user understanding of your company.2. Post JobsThe second tab on a company page is “Careers.” This feature allows you to post job openings at your company. While your company may already have various methods of announcing that you’re hiring, what better place to post a job opening than the very network where many professionals live and explore? Let people know you’re looking for fresh meat to help build what is ultimately defined in your company description.3. Include Products/ServicesLinkedIn can help you showcase your business’ various products/services, so be sure to include them on your company page. Heading to the products tab on your company page, click on the “Admin tools” button again to reveal a new drop down menu—this menu changes from tab to tab.You now have the option to “Add a product or service.” Do it. LinkedIn will take you through simple, step-by-step instructions to help you broadcast those services.4. PromoteUnder the initial overview tab, LinkedIn (under Admintools) allows you to promote your company through an ad campaign. This feature is split into 4 simple steps, which LinkedIn takes you through in a very comprehensible manner. A “Common Questions” box also appears to the right of this page, so you can truly understand how the feature works. A LinkedIn ad campaign could help spread the word about your company as you build and integrate inbound marketing efforts into your business platform.5. Measure EverythingWell, everything provided on your company page, anyway. The fourth and final tab on your company page is “Analytics.” Remember that everything you do with internet marketing involves taking the time to see how those efforts are playing out (this will help you determine whether or not those efforts are worth the time.) The analytics tab will allow you to track page views and unique visitors on your overall page, as well as each individual tab. LinkedIn also measures how many clicks your products or services have received as well as the number of members following your company.In addition, LinkedIn gives percentages for member visits. This tool can be helpful in understanding who your LinkedIn target audience consists of, because the data is split into member visits by industry (marketing, finance, etc.), function (sales, research, etc.), and company (HubSpot, LinkedIn, etc.).Et voilà! You now have a fabulous company profile page—one that can be reached through your wonderful personal page. Now you can start leveraging your company page to be even more beneficial through the use of company updates. Learn how to activate and use company updates here.Is your LinkedIn company page up to snuff?Image Credit: Sheila Scarborough Topics: LinkedIn Company Pages Originally published Nov 7, 2011 11:30:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack