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Tim Draper: These Guys Transformed the World and We Should Thank Them

Legendary investor and political activist Tim Draper says that instead of getting on the case of Elon Musk, we should be thanking him and other transformational entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs and Travis Kalanick.

Draper also suggests that Elon Musk probably should have just taken Tesla private in order to avoid the myriad of rules and regulations imposed on public companies.

Venture capitalist Tim Draper was interviewed at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal by CNBC:

These Guys Transformed the World, We Should Thank Them

Every time I pull out my iPhone I think thank you, Steve Jobs, this is awesome. Every time I hit the Uber key, I think thank you, Travis, that is so cool. Every time I get in my Tesla I think thank you Elon. These guys have really transformed the world and we should just thank them everywhere we go. And if they are having trouble supporting them. What can we do to help? How can we support you? How can we make you happier? We want to make you happier, look what you have done for us! It’s so cool!

He Probably Should Have Just Taken the Whole Thing Private

Every human in the world has made a mistake. There are so many laws that you have to follow if you are a public company he probably should have just taken the whole thing private. When you are a public company you’ve got to follow so many rules. If you step one little piece out of line you guys in the press are like… oh my gosh, our hero has done something wrong. I think we have got to say, hey look, he’s a human being, he’s doing the best he can. He’s running two amazing huge multi-billion dollar companies that he started. Well, he started one and jumped in very early and saved the other. This guy is awesome, let’s do what we can to support him.

All of Us Should Really Focus on Making SpaceX Successful

I invest in early-stage startups and then I will ride them as long as I feel it’s the right thing to do. Have you driven a Tesla, it’s so much better than any other car out there. And SpaceX, all of us should really focus on making SpaceX successful. If Tesla doesn’t save this earth, he will at least get some of us off the earth so that we can move our species somewhere else. Elon was amazing… we are all going to Mars. People looked at him and said, oh he’s crazy.

But then all of the best engineers in the world said, how would we get there? Then they thought, how would we have human life succeed there? And then, how can we get there faster? All those questions happen with an engineer and so Elon gets the best rocket scientists in the world working for his company and so, of course, it becomes a big success. He’s going to get us closer and closer to Mars and maybe to Alpha Centauri and other places.

About Tim Draper

Tim Draper helps entrepreneurs change the world. Tim Draper helps entrepreneurs drive their visions through funding, education, media, and government reform. He has founded thirty Draper venture funds, Draper University, Bizworld, and two statewide initiatives to improve governance and education.

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Dedicated thank you pages are no longer optional for PPC

Are there technically ways to get around having a dedicated Thank You page on your site?

Sure, it’s come time to quit taking short cuts and get yourself a dedicated landing page. Here’s why.

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Thank You for 10 Incredible Years

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Below are letters written to you all (yes, you!) from both Rand and Sarah.

The first is from Rand:

Dear Moz Community,

Wow. Ten years. It’s been an incredible ride. Through the ups and downs (and there have been 
plenty of both), there haven’t been many constants in my life—my wife, Seattle, and, strangely enough—you, the Moz community. From my first days on the blog and in the forums of the SEO world, when I was deeply in debt and had no idea how to dig my way out, to the incredible rush of 2007 and 2012 when we raised funding rounds and felt like the sky was the limit, you’ve been there. And in the darkest hours of the past decade, when I’ve felt the most alone, guilty, and insecure, you’ve been there, too.

I get to see many of you in person—at conferences and events around the world. But I get to see you right here on the web, too—on Twitter, in the comments, through my email. Your support, empathy, and unwavering belief that Moz could and would do great things has been a beacon of hope and a challenge that I constantly strive to meet.

A decade is a long time. Few things in our lives or in the world last that long—the average tech startup 
doesn’t quite make two years. I’m honored and humbled that you’ve stuck with us all that time, and I promise that in the decade ahead, Moz will deliver more and better work in the areas you need most. We believe in making data that others hide transparent and accessible. We believe in delivering remarkable education and software that everyone can afford. We believe that all of this can be done not just without evil, but with real generosity of spirit and action.

Thank you for the ten remarkable years of warmth, friendship, and support. We absolutely couldn’t have done it without you, nor can we take the next steps without your help. I hope you’ll keep holding us to high standards, and telling us when we’ve met your expectations and when we’ve let you down.

With deep appreciation,

Rand Fishkin

Co-founder & individual contributor

Moz

The second letter is from Moz’s CEO, and one of the company’s earliest employees, Sarah Bird:

Dear Moz Community,

Moz is the steward of this community, but it’s owned by everyone who contributes with posts, comments, shares, and visits. Many, many people have passed through the community, leaving an indelible mark. I get emotional remembering the humor and generosity of 
Goodnewscowboy. I’m grateful and relieved that Dana Lookadoo is still fighting the good fight. I’m STILL impressed with the solid that Rhea Drysdale did the SEO community when she fought a nasty trademark battle on the community’s behalf. I salute all of the folks, and there have been many, who’ve been a force for good in my life and helped us all to take our game to the next level.

Our community is dynamic, but always TAGFEE. In fact, I’ve come to believe it is the truest expression of TAGFEE. People share openly and without a promise of getting anything in return (TAG). It’s a positive and supportive environment to become your best professional self (FEE). I’m proud that the Moz community is one of the few places on the web I’m not afraid to read the comments; I seek them out because they are consistently insightful and stimulating.

Thank you to those who paused here for a bit before continuing on your journeys, and for those who have stuck with us. There are people out there RIGHT NOW who haven’t yet discovered the Moz community, and who are going to help us keep it amazing in the future. I can’t wait to meet them. Without all of you, there is nothing here.

It’s been 10 years, but there is still a lot to learn and a lot to teach. It still feels like day one. The pace of innovation has increased, and the stakes are higher. We strive to share, adapt, and become the most TAGFEE and impactful professionals we can be. Thank you for creating a space to do that every day. Together, we dig deeper and go farther than would be possible without each other. Let’s keep it going and growing for the next ten years.

Hugs and High Fives,

Sarah Bird

CEO

Moz

If you have any fun or interesting memories from the last 10 years, whether they’re related to Moz, SEO, or whatever you think we might like to hear about (we’re feeling awfully nostalgic), please share them in the comments below!

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Thank You to Our Authority Intensive Sponsors

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When it comes to planning and executing on a truly smart content marketing strategy, a few of the most important questions to consider are:

  • Does my content serve my business objectives?
  • Do I have the necessary data to improve the value I want to deliver?
  • Is my site safe and performing flawlessly when I need it to?
  • Are my search and social strategies in line with my marketing goals?

These kinds of questions (and many more) are what Authority Intensive — the content marketing experience we’re hosting next week in Denver — is working to answer.

And we are very pleased that the following four great companies that are sponsoring Authority Intensive, can also help you more easily navigate the complex and ever-changing aspects of your online marketing efforts …

CopyPress: Making beautiful content smarter

logo-copypressMaking beautiful content smarter isn’t just about attaching analytics to a pretty picture. It’s about adhering to — and aggressively targeting — key performance indicators to get return on your investment.

CopyPress recently tackled an interactive content campaign by pairing it with a native ad campaign to achieve 1 + 1 = 3.

Idea Grove: Putting PR in front of your inbound marketing engine

logo-ideagroveAs companies of all sizes jump on the content bandwagon, inbound marketing is quickly rising to the top line of corporate marketing budgets.

But as PR, social, search, design, advertising and digital firms overlap and converge, who is best equipped to lead the charge for brands?

Idea Grove helps you put public relations in close coordination with social and search at the front end of your inbound marketing engine.

Media Temple: Great web hosting can help great ideas succeed

logo-mtFor over 15 years, Media Temple has offered high-quality web hosting.

From simple blogs and portfolio sites, to e-commerce and beyond, Media Temple has a reliable hosting plan that’s a good match. And all of their web hosting plans are backed by their industry-leading, award-winning, 24/7/365 live support.

Raven Tools: Report value, not just data

logo-ravenRaven Tools software started with a simple SEO analyzer. Over the next seven years, Raven evolved to help online marketers manage and report on a variety of campaigns, from content to SEO to social media.

Now, nearly two million reports later, Raven is releasing a brand-new reporting system that proves your value to clients.

A very special thank you …

… to CopyPress, Idea Grove, Media Temple, and Raven Tools for sponsoring Authority Intensive 2014.

Our experience in Denver next week is going to be an unforgettable time of learning, networking, and business building, made possible — in part — by these four great companies.

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Jerod Morris

Jerod Morris is the Director of Content for Copyblogger Media. Get more from him on Twitter, , or at JerodMorris.com.

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A Veteran’s Day Thank You from Marketing Pilgrim

Here at Marketing Pilgrim we like to count our blessings. After all, our namesakes considered themselves blessed to come to a new land, so it makes sense.

In the US, on this Veteran’s Day we would like to simply recognize our readers and all other people who have served the United States in the armed forces in any way, manner, shape, or form.

Regardless of one’s political leanings we all need to recognize those who risk it all so we can remain free. It’s humbling to think that today’s armed forces sign up for service and are not drafted. This makes it even more amazing considering the hardships many vets and their families have endured as a result of their service.

Words often feel like they fall short in situations like this but it’s all we have. Thank you to all of our vets. We are indebted to you as a nation.

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[Infographic] A Memorial Day Thank You

memorialday2013Happy Memorial Day.

Of course, many are celebrating the start of the summer season but Memorial Day is much more than that here in US or at least it should be. It’s about remembering those who fought and died defending the country. It’s a day where ideologies are set aside (or once again should be) and people are the focus. Not only those who served and died but those who were left to carry on without their loved ones.

We honor those men and women today and give thanks and offer a prayer for their families. Thank you for your sacrifice.

We thought it might be of interest as well to see an infographic that gives more information about veterans from the US Census Bureau (click image to enlarge).

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Take time today to remember.

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5 Links You Can Thank Me For Later …

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This week on The Lede

  • Why Are You Waiting to Get Picked?
  • How to Accomplish More by Doing Less
  • Why “Digital First” is Better
  • Why Weirdos Get Ahead at Work
  • Louis C.K. on Patience in Building Your Platform

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Why Are You Waiting to Get Picked?

I’m not sure if Mr. Godin was the first to put these words to work in this context (I think he was), but it’s a near-perfect concept for the digital-first age. I often think about what writers like Camus, Tolstoy, Dickinson, Bukowski, Parker, and Miller would’ve given to be alive and working right now. OK, Emily Dickinson wouldn’t be blogging, but you get my point. My gut tells me the majority of them wouldn’t have waited to be picked, and I don’t think we should either.

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How to Accomplish More by Doing Less

Every time I read something like this, from someone who knows what the hell they’re talking about, I get that old tall-glass-of-ice-water-in-the-middle-of-the-desert feeling. We’re guilted into all kinds of bullshit from all kinds of people pulling us in all kinds of directions every day. Yeah, unless you’re sitting pretty on a trust fund from Uncle Johnny, you’ve got to make a living and do what the boss says … but there’s got to be room in there somewhere to move toward a saner way of working. And the irony, of course, is that focus — not busyness — is the habit that can bring true results.

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Why “Digital First” is Better

Five years ago you could make an argument that digital was the unloved second cousin of all other marketing channels. You’d have been wrong, but at that time, you could’ve made it through your day without it. Now? It hardly makes sense to call it “digital” or “online” marketing anymore … it’s just marketing. If you don’t see that, you will soon. Clearly.

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Why Weirdos Get Ahead at Work

This reminds me of David Mamet’s advice to actors regarding “character development”. There is no character, there are only words on a page (paraphrased). His point is that actors waste vast amounts of time and energy building, researching, and finding The Character, when all the audience wants is for them to deliver the lines clearly, and move the story along scene by scene. Not sure if you’ll find the same connection, but there you go …

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Louis C.K. on Patience in Building Your Platform

“Give it a minute.” In four words, there’s at least one-third of the essence of doing anything well — whether online or off. I can’t say it any better than he did, so just go ahead and click that link, then go have a great weekend …

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About the Author: Robert Bruce is VP of Marketing for Copyblogger Media, as well as its Resident Recluse. Get more from him via Twitter or Google+.

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7 Smart Marketing Links You Can Thank Me For Later …

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This week on The Lede

  • 6 Reasons Why You Should Quit Blogging
  • The Secret Code for Cracking ‘Tough’ Books and Reading Above Your Level
  • The True Cost of Building and Managing a WordPress Website
  • The Bootstrapper’s Bible
  • Why the iPad Works for Writing
  • The “5 A” Framework for Content Marketing Success
  • A 5-Step Technique for Producing Ideas

If you want to grab even more useful links every week, follow @copyblogger on Twitter.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Quit Blogging

Mr. Tynski thinks you should quit. Everybody’s doing it. Problem is, they’re doing it for the wrong reasons. Horribly, sadly wrong. Where did you ever get the idea that content production was easy? That overnight success was the norm? That a billion dollar IPO was something you should shoot for? Aw, just go ahead and quit. I’m sure there’s something new and shiny for you just around the corner …

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The Secret Code for Cracking ‘Tough’ Books and Reading Above Your Level

Read less. Read better. A dirty little secret of human wisdom (and western publishing) is that, for any given subject you’d like to master, there are only a handful of books that need to be read. Everything else is filler or pale imitation. The catch is, you’ve got to pick the right books. It’s not necessarily difficult to determine what they are, what’s difficult is getting down to business with them. Mr. Holiday lays out a useful plan for doing just that — extracting the valuable lessons from “tough” reads.

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The True Cost of Building and Managing a WordPress Website

Think you’re getting a deal from that cheap web host? Think again. The cost of hosting and maintaining a WordPress website is a bit more complex than “getting the cheapest price I can find”. From our newly unboxed Synthesis Managed WordPress Hosting blog, Mr. Morris analyzes these costs — the ones you know about, and the ones you might have missed — and explains what they mean for you, your site, and your business.

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The Bootstrapper’s Bible

Mr. Godin wrote this impressive little manifesto in 2004 stating, “There’s never been a better time to start a business with no money.” Seven years later, that statement may be even more true. Mr. Clark has said that, in many ways, building Copyblogger would be much easier today, with the rise of the sharing economy, etc. So take the tools in this free PDF and run them into 2012 and beyond.

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Why the iPad Works for Writing

Call me crazy, but if I wasn’t producing Internet Marketing for Smart People Radio, I’d run my entire working life from an iPad. No desktop, no laptop, just that gorgeous, single-tasking little solid-state tablet. Granted, not everyone can do this, but 90% of my work is done in a text editor and through email. Anyway, here’s a few good reasons why the iPad makes for a great writing environment. And, if you developers out there would make an all-in-one serious podcasting app for iOS, you got your first customer right here baby.

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The “5 A” Framework for Content Marketing Success

Frameworks are cool. They drop in place, and allow you to get to work on the things that matter, keeping you on course as you go along. Frameworks that build businesses are even cooler. The reason why should be obvious. Mr. Clark drops a content framework into place for you here, one that he’s been working out since the 1990s. No reason to spend a decade or more sweating to figure it out for yourself, he’s got you covered.

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A 5-Step Technique for Producing Ideas

Speaking of frameworks, how do you grab your ideas? Do you stare at a wall, or out the window, waiting, praying for a good one to come along? What if there were a systematic process for “producing” ideas? Turns out, there is. You can thank me later.

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