Cyber Monday Deals!

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Cyber Monday Typepad discounts!

Save 25% when you prepay for one year!
Use discount code CYBERPADYEAR16 today only and receive 25% off when you pay for one year. Valid today (Monday, Nov 28th, 2016).

Save 50% for 3 months when you pay monthly!
Use discount code CYBERPADMONTH16 today only and receive 50% off your next 3 months. Valid today (Monday, Nov 28th, 2016).

How to apply your discount?

From your dashboard, click on Account, then click on Billing Info. Click on Update Payment Method and put in your discount code. This will apply the discount to your next yearly or monthly bill.

If you have any trouble, please submit a ticket through your account and we would be happy to apply the code.

 

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Holiday promotions through Shop Typepad

Partner with Typepad

The holidays are here! Let us help you promote your business or nonprofit. If you use Typepad to blog about your business or nonprofit, we would be happy to add you to Shop Typepad.  Provide us with information about your blog / shop and through the holidays we will promote Shop Typepad and your site through social media and the Everything Typepad Blog. It's a great way to get exposure for the holidays.

Let's get started!

Businesses

Please fill out the form linked below. Within a few days you will be added to the Typepad Shop. We recommend you also promote through your social media channel too. Link to ShopTypepad and use the hashtag #ShopTypepad.

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Nonprofits

We would love to promote your holiday fundraising! Please let us know if you have anything special planned for #GivingTuesday Nov 29th or other special fundraising events you have scheduled during this season. You can select to be added to our Charitable section in Shop Typepad.  Promote being added by using the hashtag #TypepadDonates.

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Thank you for partnering with us this holiday season! 


Make your blog mobile with these great templates!

According to comScore’s research, 65% of all digital media time is spent on a mobile device. As a blogger, you want your content to look clean and clear across all platforms. Typepad has many mobile responsive themes in our Design Lab to update your blog.

Mobile themes available:

  FInal Theme 1 Final Theme 2You can change the design of your blog by easily designing the theme and then applying it when the design is ready. These new mobile themes let you add and customize borders around your posts and sidebars. They have many fun fonts for you to choose from. You can customize your blog banner and we have more options for your navigation bar. There is even a way to showcase your photos using a highlight bar, this gives your blog a more magazine feel to it.

Currently we are rolling out these mobile themes to all accounts. We recommend you get an early start (before the holiday shopping season) and re-invent your blog now. If you do not see the option under the design tab and want to start, join our Beta Team. In a few clicks you can have access.

Show us before and after pictures of your blog in the comment section. We would love to see your designs!!!


Plan for Cyber Monday, Plan for Profits!

We know, we know, Halloween is not here and we are already thinking about the holidays & holiday shopping. You are starting to see holiday decoration in the stores. Now is the perfect time to start thinking and planning for Cyber Monday. If you make money from your blog, we recommend you start planning now. In this infographic we give you 8 great steps to start preparing.

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When do you start planning for Cyber Monday? Do you have anything you do that was not included in the infographic? What does your plan look like? Share in the comments!

 


Rolling Out of Beta: Multiple Usernames and Password Protection for Individual Posts and Pages

We are so excited to announce that the multiple usernames and password protection for individual posts and Pages is now out of Beta and all subscribers should see this option.

To quickly recap, with this feature you can now create unique usernames and passwords for visitors to access your site.

http://kymberlie6.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ee02558883401b8d207e10a970c-pi

This is important because once you set up these usernames, you can restrict each post and Page so that only specific usernames can view the content.  This is particularly useful for blogs that restrict access on a pay to view plan, but it can be just as useful to keep personal posts from being seen by specific people.  The use for the feature is virtually unlimited!

To start adding individual username and passwords to your site, just go to the Settings > Basics tab. We have more information on this in the Knowledge Base.

We hope you love this feature as much as we do!  Please let us know any feedback you may have either in the comments section here or by opening a help ticket.


How your company can support #GivingTuesday

This is the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, an event for non-profits to kick off the charitable season. Non-profits use social media and collaboration to raise money for their causes.

It is important for businesses to partner with non-profits to help spread their message to a wider audience. Companies can work with a charity that corresponds with their mission statement and company values. Learn more about #GivingTuesday by visiting GivingTuesday.org

Check out this infographic for some great ways your company can be apart of #GivingTuesday.

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How to prepare for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 to encourage people across the country to support small local businesses. Now is the time to start preparing for this event. At Typepad, we want to help you prepare for a successful Small Business Saturday!

Stay up-to-date by following Small Business Saturday on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Share your Small Business Saturday tips in the comments! We would love to hear who is participating. 

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How To Share Other Blog Feeds In Your Sidebar

In addition to your own content, you can share posts from other blogs by adding their RSS feed to your sidebar.  You can share content from some of your favorite websites in just a couple of steps; there are free, third-party services to help set this up for your blog. Today, we will work with FeedWind (feed.mikle.com). 

Say Everything Typepad is your favorite blog, and you would like to share our feed in your sidebar, you can set this up by pulling our RSS feed URL:

http://everything.typepad.com/blog/rss.xml

Screen Shot 2016-09-25 at 12.47.30 PMEnter the RSS feed so you can preview how it will appear on the right.  You can configure the size of your feed widget based on the width of your sidebar column, along with colors and style.   When you are ready, copy the HTML provided under the preview.

Next, in your Typepad account, you can add your custom sidebar content by going to Design > Content, and select "Embed Your Own HTML" from the Modules box.  Paste your code in the pop-up window:

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Click "OK" in the pop-up and save your changes.  The feed will appear and update automatically in your sidebar on your published blog. 

You can also save your feed code in a Typelist. Using a Typelist will let you add and manage the same feed to more than one blog in your account without needing to edit multiple individual modules.

Do you share other blog feeds in your blog? Share your blog link so we can see how it looks!

 


Share shortened post permalinks with Bitly

A feature that's been around for a while, but goes unnoticed by many, is the integration of Bitly. Post permalinks can often be too long to fit into a forced character limit by social media platforms, which is where Bitly's service comes in handy. In today's post, we're going to rediscover key points for what Bitly can do for your blog.

Bitly - Own Your Links

Shorten Permalinks

You can use Bitly to shorten longer permalinks to posts, which makes it easier to share across multiple social media platforms. This means that valuable character limit real estate remains available for use when sharing and marketing your published content.

Example of original permalink:
http://everything.typepad.com/blog/2016/08/how-to-get-support-help.html

Example of shortened permalink:
http://bit.ly/2cLfAzZ

Track, Analyze, Measure

Using Bitly, you have the opportunity to analyze and measure the performance of your links. You can dig deeper by making sure both your Bitly and Typepad accounts are connected to Twitter and Facebook for additional statistics. The more you know about how your links perform, the more you can tweak your social media marketing habits to increase the reach of your blog content to potential new readers.

Learn how to setup Bitly for use with your blog!


Understanding the importance of Business Blogging

Cup-mug-desk-officeWhen someone starts a business they think about how to set up the website, how to set up their online shop, their social media presence and so forth. It almost becomes an afterthought to set up a blog. There can be many benefits to creating a business blog. Corey Wainwright of Hubspot goes over a few of the benefits to help you get motivated to start a business blog or just to recommend it to other business owners that do not blog.


1) It helps drive traffic to your website.
Blogging helps add new material to your website which increases your indexed pages. This shows search engines your website it active and can help you show up more in searches.


2) It helps convert that traffic into leads.
When you are blogging you want to include a strong call to action. These can be for a free download, free entry into a sweepstakes, or a free trial. A strong call to action will let you gather information from a potential customer in exchange for whatever you are willing to give for that information. This can be valuable information for your sales team.


3) It helps establish authority.
When you write about something it shows you are an expert in your field. If potential customers see you have content that have answered all their questions, it helps build trust in you and your brand.


4) It drives long-term results.
Blog posts are great because you can put in effort today and still benefit from the effects tomorrow. As long as the information is relevant to your customers they will be searching for it. That blog can help generate leads while you are vacationing in Hawaii!


To read the full article check out Why Blog? The Benefits of Blogging for Business and Marketing.

Get started with a business blog today! New users to Typepad can start a free trial today! For those that already have an account, start your business blog today!

In the comments tell us what benefits you get from blogging!