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  • ANOTHER HISTORIC WEEKEND FOR IFBB!

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    After the amazing experiences of the recent World Championships celebrated in Benidorm (Bodybuilding) and Bistrita (Junior & Master), breaking records of participation; the action in the “IFBB Planet” does not decrease: up to 5 international top events are celebrating during this weekend, in another historic success for our sports.

    The action started in Cuenca (Ecuador), with the 1st. Pan-American Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships, organized by the South American Bodybuilding & Fitness Confederation (CSFF) and the Ecuadorian Bodybuilding & Powerlifting Federation, leaded by Mr. Juan Paredes, with support from the Ecuadorian Ministry of Sport. This event, qualifier for the next Pan American Games, started on Thursday 16th and will last until Sunday 19th November.

    Continuing in America, the 1st. Diamond Cup Mexico celebrated in Cancun (Friday 17th to Sunday 19th) represent another option (and challenge) for the athletes, in another Elite Pro qualifier event. Beside this amateur contest, the second IFBB Pro Elite event, in the history; complete the fantastic schedule of the weekend.

    Crossing to Europe, the action bring us to Athens, with the 2nd. edition of the Diamond Cup Greece, where athletes from 35 countries and 3 continents (Europe, Asia and Africa) are represented in another Pro Elite qualifier event that will last from Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th. This is not the only meeting point in Europe because Riga (Latvia) host a new edition of the “Riga Pearl”, organized by Mrs. Christina Vedernikova and Latvian Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation, in combination with the first ever IFBB European Fit Model Cup: an event open to all the EBFF-affiliated National Federations. Both events catch all the attention of the Baltic countries, from Sunday 18th to Monday 20th.

    This represent a lot of action for this awesome weekend but still we need to come back to America because coming next Wednesday 22th and Thursday 23th, Santa Marta (Colombia) will host the Bodybuilding and Fitness competition included into the 17th Bolivarian Games (Olympic Program): another step in the evolution of our sport to Olympus.

    This is IFBB in 2017: Bodybuilding and Fitness, at the highest level of activity ever!

    Picture: Delegates from American IFBB-affiliated National Federations, in Ecuador; surrounding Mrs. Andrea Sotomayor, Ecuadorian Minister of Sport; during the 1st. Pan-American Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships.

  • Money Talks: A Financial Dom And Her Boyfriend

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    Everyone wants money, yet discussing it within the parameters of a relationship can be intimidating. When handled incorrectly, finances can crumble a romantic partnership — but when done in tandem, the right money conversations can go a long way. That looks different for different people, though. Welcome to Money Talks, AskMen's new series on the relationship between our money and our relation…

  • How Voice Apps will Change E-Commerce Forever

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    Marketers say that in order to anticipate what the customer wants, you have to know what they’re thinking. With voice apps becoming more and more commonplace — now the customer can actually tell you.

    Perhaps the biggest evidence that shows a marked shift in how customers search is found within the biggest movers and shakers in both e-commerce and search — Amazon and Google.

    Google search voice queries show explosive growth of voice search queries (Image Source)

    Within 2016 alone, voice-based search went from zero to 10% of all search volume. Today, 20% of all searches have voice-based intent, and by 2020, ComScore estimates that half of all searches will be done by voice. But there are a few notable stumbling blocks.

    The Issue with Accuracy

    Back in 2013, Google’s spoken word accuracy was below 80%. A few years later, it has improved to above 90%. Chinese search engine Baidu’s voice recognition accuracy rate is above 95%. This sounds great on paper, but 99% accuracy is what everyone is striving for. The difference can be profound — as in the old joke of Jeff Bezos asking the Echo to buy olives at Whole Foods when instead, it understood that he wanted it to buy “all of Whole Foods”.

    We’re not there yet, but we will be soon — and when that happens, you can expect voice-enabled search adoption to explode.

    Skewing the Playing Field

    Beyond the accuracy of the spoken word, however, there are also significant differences in how we speak to search versus how we type. While you may search for “pizza places near (your city)”, you’re much more likely to be conversational with a voice-enabled device. Amazon Echo understands that you want a “pepperoni pizza with extra cheese” from Dominos, and can have it delivered to your door. No typing necessary.

    You can see how this would blow right by competing ads — both paid and organic — and instead skew the playing field in favor of those companies that want to invest a sizeable amount in being the preferred provider for that product or service. Service providers like Uber, Kayak and Dominos have already made huge gains in setting themselves up for such a voice-based brand domination windfall.

    In the meantime, there’s a rush from both Amazon and Google to dominate the automated home assistant market. With the release of the Amazon Echo and Google Home, there’s a definite face-off between the leader in e-commerce and the leader in search. What remains to be seen, however, is just how much of a role these apps actually play in promoting a purchase.

    Got Skills?

    With the Amazon Echo, voice-based commands are denoted into specific categories called “skills”. Although Amazon won’t reveal how many categories there are or how many of their voice-based skills are branded, some estimates believe the number currently hovers around 25,000.

    Using skills, you can, for example, have Tide help you get stains out, or question Nestle for a good dinner recipe. Patron launched it’s voice skill last July as part of a larger marketing campaign known as the Cocktail Lab. With the Cocktail Lab, fifty different bartenders from around the world shared their tequila-infused drink recipes. Over 350,000 users tried the Cocktail Lab, and 10% of those users came from using the Alexa (Echo)-based skill.

    Traffic to the company’s website was up over 4% as well, and the research revealed that Echo users spent more time on site browsing and saving recipes as well. Worth the investment? Only time will tell.

    Revealing Customer Intent

    Not surprisingly, much of what can be done with voice-based search is centered around analytics. GoodNes, the Nestle app that uses Amazon Echo skills, lets you search recipes, see (or tell) what ingredients are needed, email you the recipe or show you nutritional information, among other things.

    Determining how the user searches and what they search for using voice could very well shed light on potential new products or combinations. It’s the kind of one-on-one insight that traditional focus groups simply can’t compare to.

    Change is Happening…Slowly

    Much like how the early versions of web pages were simple brochures, the beginnings of voice apps are more gimmicky than practical. In addition to its selection of branded skills, Amazon also carries apps that start a “psychopath test” or “open a box of cats” (the app will meow or make an animal sound).

    However, as these devices continue to gain more traction in voice accuracy and more proliferation in homes, you’ll start to see a marked trend toward asking them to help with nearly anything. Much in the same way that today’s websites go well beyond their brochure-based forebears, to be accessed and interacted with from smartphones and other devices, so too will voice-based search make it easier to quickly browse and order the products and services you use most.

    Should Business Owners Be Concerned?

    Although it seems like only big brands will be able to take advantage of the shift in voice-based searches and purchases, we’re only truly scratching the surface of the full potential of these types of apps. Both Amazon and Google know that it’s not in their best interest to simply become a herd pen for branded apps — and that relevancy is the name of the game.

    For business owners, the push is on to keep doing what we’re doing — cultivating customer engagement, open discussion, problem-solving and an overall helpful experience. No matter what the underlying technology driving a customer’s inquiry, excelling at these skills will set you far ahead of your competition.

    Even though we’re in the infancy of voice-driven e-commerce now, the breakneck pace with which new devices are made, coupled with the increase in voice-based accuracy, are going to create more and more opportunities for apps to transform the e-commerce marketplace.

    In a year or two, it’s possible we’ll look at text-based search the way we look at our old MySpace page — with a twinge of nostalgia and an overwhelming sense of relief over how much better, faster and more intuitive things are today.

    About Kissmetrics

    Kissmetrics combines behavioral analytics with email automation. Our software tracks actions of your users across multiple devices allowing you to analyze, segment and engage your customers with automatic, behavior-based emails in one place. We call it Customer Engagement Automation. Get, keep and grow more customers with Kissmetrics.

     

     

    About the Authors: Sherice Jacob helps business owners improve website design and increase conversion rates through compelling copywriting, user-friendly design and smart analytics analysis. Learn more at iElectrify.com and download your free web copy tune-up and conversion checklist today!

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  • We had to ban your signal

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    Buzzers… TGIF…

    It was indeed a Justice League day yesterday.

    Should you watch? Well… I was entertained. Just as I was with the Wonder Woman film. And each Super Hero had their moment.

    Banning your signal?

    I’m basically going to put out all of the topics that was discussed, with the FitBuzzers that I was out with last night.

    And one of those topics. Was the elimination of standard TV watching.

    Yup.

    Almost no one turns on a channel to watch random TV. But they do own TV’s to stream stuff. All of our oldest videos were uploaded in at least 720p HD. So no quality issues there for now.

    Shredding fat on the midsection + Preventing boob shrinkage.

    That’s hard to do. And the success levels of that outcome, mostly comes down to real world experience of achieving that goal.

    That was the most important module that we focused on this year over in the tweak weeks. But if that is an issue for you right now. I can tell you for sure… It’ll take some months to achieve (As it did for me this year).

    It’ll be quickly achieved if you have at least a couple of results phases in your long term plan, within a 6 month time period.

    And no… There’s no individual quick fixes that’ll I’ll list here for you. Remember what I said > here.

    Your upper butt

    This is the 2nd thing that you’ll focus on.

    #1 After that shred above
    #2 If you currently do not have a naturally strong upper butt

    There are 3 parts of your butt. The middle ‘biggest part’ is easiest to change. The upper butt is the hardest to change.

    You’ll need to include one exercise as a part of your TDE video to help change the body part. And you’ll need to focus on exercises that hit your horizontal + semi horizontal muscle fibers.

    Which usually means variations of…

    – Hip extensions
    – Leg lifts
    – Lunges
    – Abductions

    Which ones we choose, will depend on your past experience and injuries (If any).

    Cheat snacking

    I always have to highlight this first in new convos.

    As new people tend to think they need to be super health conscious when they enter S-curve world. Which you know… Is the opposite.

    So like I said recently…

    – TGIF cheat nights we embrace
    – Very small amounts @ D-F rated cheat snacks
    – Fruit as your cheat snack at all other times

    What we talk about in replies and messages ends up here on the newsletter. So do that. And > More buzz for everything else.

    Shaun
    Stayfitbuzz.com

    FB messenger app: Facebook.com/ShaunTLSinclair
    Skype: chamileon857
    Instagram DM’s: @fitbuzz @shauntls

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  • 6 SEO Essentials for Travel & Hospitality Industry

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    Consumers are increasingly taking a self-serve approach when it comes to making purchase decisions, and it’s no different in the travel and hospitality industry. In fact, nearly half of all travelers start their planning with a search engine.

    So it’s no wonder that Travel SEO has become a buzzword of it’s own. Ensuring that your travel or hospitality website is setup to be more visible on the search engines can help to capture these consumers when they begin their research, and throughout the travel planning journey.

    Travel SEO require continual monitoring and optimization to ensure you’re building visibility and authority for your website. But if you are just getting started, here are six essential areas that you should focus on. 


    1. Destination Optimization

    When people search for travel, they’re using the destination in their search query. They search for “flights to hawaii” not “flights from denver” or “Paris hotel deals” not simply “hotel deals.” This seems like a no-brainer statement, but it’s crucial to your entire SEO strategy. It affects everything from site structure and keyword selection to content development and link building. So it’s important that destination is at the heart of your SEO efforts, regardless of whether you have a single destination (i.e., a hotel, tourist attraction, restaurant, etc.) or are marketing for travel destinations around the world.

    Here are the key places that you should be using destination optimization:

    • Select keywords for each destination
    • Create geo-targeted landing pages/site sections for each destination and optimize meta data (more on this later)
    • Create value-add content about the destinations (e.g., “Family-Friendly Things to do in Nashville,” “Top 10 Beaches in Bali” or “3 Days in Mexico City? Here’s What You MUST Do”)
    • Optimize local and social profiles (more on this later, too)

    When researching and selecting destination keywords, don’t simply focus on popular terms like “Vancouver hotel.” These shorter phrases only account for about 30% of all searches, and are extremely competitive. Consider the “long tail” keywords that present a better opportunity for ranking, and continually look for new keyword opportunities based on online behaviors, news, culture trends, language trends and seasonality.


    Creating blogs focused on long-tail search queries creates new ranking opportunities while reducing competition.

    2. Clean, Well-Organized Site

    A website’s architecture dictates the way search engine crawlers find their way through your site. The goal is to get users to the most important content in as few clicks as possible. Pages that are easiest to navigate to will typically be the pages that are crawled first, which are usually the URLs linked to from the header and footer.

    The search engines use URL structure to understand content found in websites. When pages are found “under” other pages as a subdirectory, it becomes more clear what they are about and when they should rank.

    This is especially important for localized sections of your website. If you’re marketing multiple travel destinations, create a section for each destination with sub-pages for additional information and ranking opportunities. For example, site structure could be:

    www.travelsite.com/new-zealand
    www.travelsite.com/new-zealand/hotels
    www.travelsite.com/new-zealand/restaurants
    www.travelsite.com/new-zealand/things-to-do

    Additionally, be sure to create both an XML sitemap and an HTML sitemap. The XML sitemap allows search engines to crawl and index all pages on the site. This should be submitted to Google and Bing through their respective webmaster tools platforms.

    The HTML site map is for human visitors not so much search engines; however, it does create internal links to each page on the site, which is useful for the search engines as well.

    3. Meta Data Optimization

    Page titles are one of the most important areas to optimize for keywords as they have a strong impact on organic visibility and are the first thing the searcher sees in organic results. You have limited space to work with in the page title tag (about 55-65 characters, or 512 pixels to be exact) so use it wisely. Include two to three relevant keywords and avoid using your brand name–the search engines are sophisticated enough to know your site should rank for your brand. If you must include your brand name, put it at the end.

    A page’s meta description is important for organic click-throughs from search engine results. While it is not a ranking factor, it is a display factor, and it should be used on all indexable pages to capture searcher attention, explain page content, showcase a bit of brand flare and, ultimately, drive clicks. Meta descriptions should be no more than 156 characters.

    Image alt text is another area where you can add keywords for increased relevancy, and for potential ranking on image searches.


    4. Schema

    In the not too distant past (yet nearly a lifetime in internet years!), when we talked about SEO, we were only concerned about the ten blue links that took up the bulk of the search engine results page (SERP). Today, however, the search landscape is much more complex and crowded. There are images, videos, answer boxes, knowledge panels, reviews, news articles, local panels, local “top sights” recipe cards, and even tweets. SEO software company Moz tracks nineteen major search features, yet there are other smaller features and Google is continually adding new ones and removing others.

    Google’s Flights search feature.

     Google’s Top Sights search feature.

    Google’s Hotel Cards search feature.

    Many of these search features can be influenced by adding schema (a.k.a., rich snippets) to your website. Schema helps to better organize your site content for the search engines to “read” and index, and can result in more visible and variable placement in organic search, such as some of the features mentioned above. 

    Facebook’s Open Graph Protocol is another form of schema used on the social networks. Similar to the search engines, Facebook and other social networks use Open Graph to organize your site’s content, and to create more robust posting on the social networks.

    As a travel or hospitality brand, you should have the following schema implemented on your site at minimum:

    Place/Local Markup

    Review Markup

    Organization Markup

    Open Graph

    Be as specific as possible with the type of schema values you use based on your business (e.g., you can choose hotel, resort, tourist attraction, golf course, ski resort, flight, etc.). Find more information on implementing schema and a full list of all types here.


    5. Quality [Destination] Content

    Search engine algorithms are extremely sophisticated. They can tell the difference between good quality and bad quality content based on length, word usage, reading level, in- vs. outbound links, frequency of posting and loads of other factors.

    Developing high-quality content–content that will provide value to your audience, establish you as an authority, create opportunities for organic ranking on relevant terms, and pass the search engine’s sniff tests–takes skill, creativity, knowledge and, of course, time. You can’t rush quality.

    Make sure that each page on your site has at least 75-100 words of text. This gives the search engines something to “read” and thus index, helps to avoid duplicate content issues, and provides more informational and compelling messages for human visitors.

    As mentioned, creating geo-modified content for each destination creates ranking opportunities for these keywords. This content can be placed in separate destination sections on the site and/or can be used in a blog or resource section.

    When coming up with topic ideas for blog content, a great place to start is your organic keyword data. Identify if any “question” keywords (e.g., “how to…,” “where…,” “what…,”) are driving impressions but have low positions and/or click through rates. Create original content to answer these questions and optimize the articles throughout for the keywords.

     


    Create value-add, destination-focused content to increase visibility on and drive traffic from relevant keywords.



    6. Link Building

    Having a technically sound site with strategic, quality content merely sets the stage for the most important SEO factor there is: inbound links. A successful link building program today requires two things: 1. developing quality content that people will want to link to and 2. building relationships and contacts with sites that will be interested in linking to your content.

    There are many different tactics to go about building links to a site. Following are some of the most common and successful methods for travel brands:

    Local & Travel Directories – Submit business information on key local and travel sites, such as Google Maps, Yelp, Superpages, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Lonely Planet, Roadtrippers, etc. Take care to be consistent with the business name, address and phone number you submit.

    Competitive Link Acquisition – By analyzing links your competitors already have, you can quickly identify immediate opportunities to acquire some of the same links.

    Brand Ambassadors/ Influencers – Leveraging your super fans and people with large social followings can not only help to increase awareness and drive sales, but it can also result in links. Research relevant influencers (e.g., travel bloggers) and begin establishing relationships to determine how you can work together to obtain links. Consider offering free trips or travel credit in exchange for articles and/or reviews. Always take care to follow FCC guidelines when working with bloggers, which require a disclosure of the relationship and any exchange of goods or money.

    Contests/Giveaways – Hosting a contest to win a trip or giving away a travel adventure can be a great way to not only increase awareness and collect email addresses, but it can also help obtain links, as bloggers and online publications frequently post announcements about these offers.


    Trip giveaways and contests like this one can help to drive awareness, obtain email signups and generate links.

    Ongoing Social Media Presence – Continuing to maintain active and engaging social media profiles will help generate traffic and build up brand recognition.

    Travelers begin their planning journeys with search engines and use them throughout to book accommodations and find fun activities, making SEO an important part of any travel or hospitality brand’s digital marketing efforts. Starting with these six essential efforts, and continuing to monitor and optimize your site can help to drive traffic and increase bookings.

    About the Author

    Angie Pascale is a partner at Interstellar where she leads channel strategies, helping brand partners to increase visibility, engage customers and drive sales through search, social, email, paid and content initiatives.

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