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My Favorite Email Productivity Hack: A One-Two Punch

Posted by Harrison Ambs on Sep 28, 2016 7:46:26 AM

Sometimes it feels like there isn't enough time in the day, right? You feel like you're in the middle of a storm and it's impossible to find your way out.

Until today.

A few years ago I was turned onto a tool called Follow Up Then, and loved how it allowed me to automate when I follow up with someone (for free!). If I want to make sure I reach out to someone next week, I just have to bcc "1week@followupthen.com" and next week it'll pop back in my inbox. Done and out of my mind.

But then I added a piece to this email management puzzle, almost by accident, really.

We do a lot of process automation here at Stickboy, but I was honestly surprised at how well this was working for my email productivity. What was the trick?

Adding a calendar.

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Topics: business process automation, Tips

Adwords Quality Score Tips: 3 Things to Help Get 10s

Posted by Harrison Ambs on Sep 22, 2016 12:08:27 PM

Wouldn't you love to hit a home run with your adwords?

Google's Quality Score is more than just "hey, great job!". It has a direct impact on your cost per click.

How much of an impact? Try this on for size:

50% cheaper.

Imagine how more effective your adwords campaign would be if your cost per click was cut in half.

What are the best adwords quality score tips to make your campaign more effective? Here are 3 things to get you there. Excited?

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Topics: Digital Marketing

3 Ways Automated Builds Will Save Your Day

Posted by Kevin Mullin on Sep 15, 2016 11:50:08 AM

One of the goals of software automation is to make your work day easier.

It's no different when also developing software.

Having your computer handle repeatable and manual tasks frees you up to focus on the more important issues in your day. The more you can offload to a piece of software, the easier your day becomes.

Automating builds are one of the most important things for your development team to adopt. Your development cycle becomes faster, more consistent, and easier to manage between teams.

What can automating your software builds do for your team? Read on.

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Topics: Software Development