About Kristi Hines

Kristi Hines is a freelance blogger, ghostwriter, and social media enthusiast. Her blog Kikolani covers blog marketing and blogging tips for personal, professional, and business bloggers.

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10 Best Infographics on Web Design And Development

Best Infographics Web Design

Need some inspiration when it comes to web design or development? Whether you are just getting started building your own website or you are an experienced web designer or developer, here are 10 great infographics about the history of web design, color, programming, typography, templates, technology, and more that should get your creative website imagination […]

3 Ways To Prepare For The Next Google Algorithm Update

How To Prepare For The Next Google Algorithm Update

You’ve likely heard a lot of news about the latest Google algorithm updates like Panda and Penguin and how they affect a website’s rankings in search results. When Google updates its algorithm, people get hurt.  If your income is partially tied to traffic you receive from Google, this article is well worth  your time. The […]

How to Customize the Design of Your Social Media Profile

Customize Social Media Profiles

When it comes to social media networks, you typically have to work with a very standard template and format which can sometimes make it difficult to express your brand image. But there are places on certain networks that you can get creative. Here are four top social networks and the places you can customize graphics, […]

6 Ways To Improve Your Website With Google Webmaster Tools


If you aren’t using Google Webmaster Tools, then you’re missing out on a valuable and (more importantly) free tool that offers a lot of features that can help you improve your site for search engines as well as visitors. Here are just a few areas you can improve using Google Webmaster Tools. Not Set Up […]

4 Ways To Use Facebook Advertising for Increased Social Exposure


When it comes to paying for ads to gain more exposure for your business online, Facebook advertising is probably the easiest to use and not quite as costly as other cost per click options. In this post, we are going to look at four different Facebook advertising options to promote: A website A Facebook page […]

6 Reasons To Use Buffer to Schedule Your Tweets on Twitter


Chances are, you’re a busy person who wants to keep their Twitter account updated with great tweets. But you don’t want to take a break every hour or so to post them to your account. This is where Buffer comes in. Buffer is a Twitter app that allows you to add tweets to be sent […]

How to Convince Your Clients To Use Social Media


As a marketing professional, one of your toughest challenges will be explaining to your clients why they need to be on social media. While it’s great to boast about the standard social media factoids like 901 million active members on Facebook or 140 million active users on Twitter, your clients will need something that applies […]

4 New Google Analytics Features Every Marketer Should Know About


When it comes to the new Google Analytics features that have been introduced over the last year, there are several that are still underutilized by most marketers and small businesses. Here are some highlights of the most useful features that you should be using right now to improve your productivity, insights, and conversions. Dashboards for […]

8 Email Marketing Metrics That Matter


When it comes to email marketing, there are key numbers you should be watching. These numbers can prevent you from paying more than you should have to for your email service, sending emails that might get sent to the spam filter, and, in general, angering your subscribers. Screenshots in this post are taking from a […]