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Single Best Method (Paypal Wise or Payoneer?) To Receive Payment From International Clients

Getting paid as a freelancer working abroad via Upwork is not that easy. When I moved abroad a decade ago in 2013 my only option for receiving any payment was limited to keeping my former national bank account activated and receive payments in my country of origin. With my debit card I was able to […]

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Be like Max Verstappen. Be the Fastest.

Why PageSpeed is the single most important factor to improve right now for your website PageSpeed Equals Landing Page Experience. It is the only thing that distinguish your site from the other bidders at Google’s Auction. Why PageSpeed optimization is the single best thing you must do to distinguish yourself from the competition in 2022.

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Try bing ads with a google ads import

Try Microsoft Bing Ads. Simply import your successful Google Ads Campaigns and get extra leads almost for free

Try Microsoft Bing Ads! In an era where Google Ads CPC prices are rising to astronomic proportions it becomes less interesting to advertise on Google Ads for certain markets. Before you start from scratch with Bing Ads you must know this. If you have a successful Google Ads campaign, you should try advertising Bing search

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Google Ads Keyword Tool results

Keyword research is the reason I am not writing today about Corona virus

On short term it might be interesting to use hot topics and actuality such as this years’ killer virus. But on the long run I think it is not interesting. Not for me. Proper keyword research is. Next year you already forgot about this year’s threat and another disease is on top of people’s mind.

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How to become a Google Partner? Fast track to become one.

Things are going well with Google Ads consulting. After I obtained my Google Adwords Search certificate more jobs came my way and I steadily start building a portfolio of clients. I have to be selective in accepting new clients, to meet my Agency Goals of Advertising for Sustainable Businesses. Yes. I recently upgraded my Upwork

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Advertising – just some thougts kind of my landing page back in 2018

One wakes up one day and decides to start a career in advertising. Is it like that? Ask a group of toddlers what they want to do when the grow up. Few will tell you they are interested in advertising. When you asked me when I was little, I did not know what to become.

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Google AdWords Search Certified Professional

At least untill 3th of April 2019. I may oficially call myself a Google Adwords Search Certified professional. I was awarded with the certificate after passing the AdWords Fundamentals and Search Advertising assessments. Since January 2018 these Google certificates are issued by Googles Acedemy for Ads. Why did I want to become certified? It requires

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AdWords. The Symbiosis between Client and own Developments

It is incredible. The things I learn from my clients. I apply what I learn doing consultancies in my own projects. Visa versa, the things I learn doing developing my own endeavours are directly improving my clients results in every following assignment. A great example is Google AdWords. I hated paying for advertisements. I was

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How to install a SSL certificate to upgrade you WordPress site to https ?

Do you wonder how to install a SSL certificate to upgrade you WordPress site to https and get that fancy green lock in your browser? I did not care too much about that. It was something for web shops. This year something changed. Google started punishing websites that do not have encryption and are accessible

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Visionary Statement

Visionary statement Backbone Management System (2017-2021) By the end of 2021 Backbone Management System will be a significant player in the market for integrated management systems. Aiming to meet ten percent of the demand for integrated quality management systems. Making continual improvement and organizational learning accessible for small and medium sized organizations. Our projection is

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The One Thing Agriculture and SEO have in Common

Although farming has at first sight little to do with Search Engine Optimization, these fields of expertise have one thing in common… …it is all about growth. In agriculture, there are two parallel perceptions, or a clash of paradigms (P.T. Kidd, 2012) about how growth should be achieved. The conventional and the traditional methodology. I

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[VIDEO] How to make Organic Substrate – Organicos el Cerro Negro

For my internship with CIRAD, I have the pleasure and honour to work with a group of organic farmers “Organicos el Cerro Negro”. During one of my visits, one of the associated organic farmers, Mainor Barrantes explained how to make organic substrate. He grows his own seedlings to sustainable produce organic vegetables on a mountain

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Best Webinars: Transition to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015

One year ago, in September 2015 the new revised ISO standards for Quality- and Environmental Management Systems, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 were published. The old standards can still be used during a three year transition period, so for organizations who already have a certification for their Quality,- Environmental or Integrated Management System there are

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Managing Multilingual Content

Avoid managing multilingual content unless it is absolutely essential. Creating the content is at least double the work, or even more with several languages. Ofcourse an automated google tranlation is an option, but the output – without manual revision – will be full with errors. Technically, once a multilingual content management system had been installed,

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Jeroen Houdijk

A blog, serious? Thoughts on strategic blogging

Since 2004 I’ve been doing websites, blogs etc. But I never really took up blogging serious because I found it more interesting to create information websites (about personal finance), of to write specific blog about fishing. Now Houdyk.com has been up and running for a while as my portfolio site, because, you know, you need

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LinkedIn Group: Sustainability Management Professionals

Last month I started the LinkedIn Group: Sustainability Management Professionals. Sustainability Management Professionals is a place for discussion, sharing information and solutions for problems related with implementing Sustainability Management in small or medium organizations, in any industry. Sustainability metrics, Integrated Management Systems, Certification, Risk Management, Audits, Best Practices and Software are examples of relevant topics.

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Development of Quality, Environment and Health & Safety Certifications

Quality-, Environment-, Health & Safety Standards

Historic development of Standards In the 1960’s and ’70 quality standards were first developed as military standards, which ultimately led to the widely adopted quality standard published by the International Standardization Organization (ISO) in 1987 with ISO9000:1987 as its first version (The British Assessment Bureau 2015). In the early 2000’s, the environmental standard ISO 14001

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Clickable Process

Scientific research shows that process based design of Integrated Management Systems is essential to design a system that will be adopted by all users in an organization. Therefore, I started looking for ways to implement a process based navigation structure. Here an example of a clickable image, because great programs to create flowcharts already exist,

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The Foundation

Some two or three months ago I was watching a series of interviews with successful entrepreneurs made by Yaro Starak. The interview with Dane Maxwell, co-founder of The Foundation inspired me to check out his program. Yaro has great content on blogging and offers a course to become ‘the authority’ on your subject. I learned

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Invitation Focus Group

To share best practices on Integrated Management Systems I would like to invite you to register for the Backbone.ms newsletter to be accepted in the LinkedIn group. In addition to the scientific literature made available trough the Mendeley group on Integrated Management Systems, at the linkedIn group best practices can be discussed. //www.linkedin.com/grps/Backbone-Integrated-Management-System-8387561/about?

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