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June 09, 2020

Morning Dough

TOGETHER WITH

Happy Tuesday and Happy Donald Duck’s Day. It is 86 years since this cute duck appeared in our lives on June 9, 1934, which you and all Morning Dough readers grew up.

This Tuesday also brings new business and online marketing updates & insights we’ve put for you in today’s newsletter.

In today’s edition:

Morning Dough Weed Sales on the Dark Web Surged Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Morning Dough Jeff Bezos Explains How to Plan for the Future Using 3 Words Question
Morning Dough 55% of Americans Have Shopped Online at a New Store During COVID-19 Pandemic
Morning Dough Telegram Improves Its Video Editor, Animated Photos, Better GIFs

and more…

Keep Safe & Healthy!
— Itay Paz

DARK WEB
Weed Sales on the Dark Web Surged Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Morning Dough - Weed Sales on the Dark Web

The coronavirus pandemic caused an uptick in doomsday hoarding behavior, with Americans stocking up on toilet paper, frozen poultry, and hand sanitizer. They also bought a bunch of marijuana. Now we have a better idea of how COVID-19 affected black-market sales.

The number of dark web cannabis sales increased more than 30% in the first three months of 2020, which coincided with when the pandemic first impacted Europe. EMCDDA analysts aren’t sure why this jump in sales began as early as it did in Europe, according to a report published by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction. 

Want to Learn More About the Dark Web and Online Marketing?

We’ve assembled for you a list of relevant information that can take you through the Dark Web Online Marketing:

Dark web vs deep web explained for the brave to explore (Digital.com)

What is the dark web? How to access it and what you’ll find (CSO)

10 Things Every Marketer Should Know About the Dark Web (Relevance)

What Brands Need To Know About The Dark Web (Forbes)

It is Time for Marketers to Embrace the Dark Web (Small Business Marketing Tools)

POWERFUL INSIGHT
With This Simple 3 Word Question, Jeff Bezos Explains How to Plan for the Future Despite Turbulent Times

Source: flickr

One of the hardest jobs of a marketers, business owners & entrepreneurs is planning for the future. That’s always the case, but it’s especially true in uncertain times like today. Even though cities and states have started to reopen for business, there are simply so many different variables out of your control that it often seems like a process of guess to figure out how to plan for next week, let alone next year, or 10 years from now.

A simple three-word question can help guide you through changing circumstances over the long haul says Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, according to inc.com.

“Well, certainly, in 10 years many things will evolve, technology will change, Machine-learning technology, in particular, will evolve very significantly over the 10-year time horizon.”

“But I would always encourage people, when they think about 10 years, to ask the question: what won’t change?

“What Won’t Change, is actually the more important question. You can build strategies around things that will be stable in time.”.

Read more here.

GET THINGS DONE
Start Getting Results – The Puzzle Of Motivation

Bestselling author, Daniel Pink examines the puzzle of motivation as traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think.

Its insightful, fun & motivating.

Watch the complete TED lecture here.

COOL FREE TOOL
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Its always important to have your website up and running with as little downtime as possible.

Uptime Robot is a monitoring service that helps website & business owners to get acknowledged of the downtimes of their websites/servers and also track the performance of them.

It has 50 Monitors worldwide checking your website every 5 minutes, totally free!

Get Uptime Robot for free here.

COMMUNITY
Telegram Improves Its Video Editor, Animated Photos, Better GIFs and More
Morning Dough - Telegram Improves Its Video Editor, Animated Photos, Better GIFs and More

Source: Telegram

Telegram has released a new and powerful photo editor to be implemented in a messaging app, letting you to enhance image quality and add drawings, stickers and text to photos. This new update is also upgrading the Telegram media editor with support for animated stickers and editing videos.

Read more on Telegram’s blog here.

MARKETING GLOSSARY YOU SHOULD KNOW

What is Banner Blindness?
A banner blindness is a term that is being used in online advertising to describe the ineffectiveness of banner advertisements (tendency of web visitors to ignore banner ads) due to their oversaturation and lack of intent-based messaging.

ECOMMERCE
55% of Americans Have Shopped Online at a New Store During COVID-19 Pandemic
Morning Dough - 55% of Americans Have Shopped Online at a New Store During COVID-19 Pandemic

Source: Telegram

Ware2Go recently hosted a survey including 1,000+ consumers to learn how they are spending their time during the shelter-in-place directives amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The study revealed that 87% of Americans are taking up new activities, 67% are working from home, and 51% have school-aged children educating at home.

The shift in home life ‘normalcy’ has created new shopping and spending patterns, and the study revealed that many consumers are shopping online with new brands and retailers they have never purchased from before.

You can view the complete data on life at home during COVID-19 here.

QUICK & USEFUL

How to Run Facebook Ads for Local Businesses: Driving Foot Traffic (Social Media Examiner)

The 5 Ws (& 1 H) of Content Marketing (SEJ)

Bing Webmaster Tools new Site Scan feature finds SEO issues (Search Engine Land)

19 Free Advertising Tips for Your Small, Large, or Local Business (HubSpot)

20 Lead Magnet Ideas to Rapidly Grow Your Email List [Infographic] (Social Media Examiner)

BRAIN TEASER

United States Small Business Administration website usually gets 1 million visitors per month. As the COVID-19 pandemic erupted, this website has increased its monthly number.

Morning Dough - United States Small Business Administration website

What Was The Number Of Visitors In May 2020?

A. 5,000,000 Visitors X5 times more.

B. 12,000,000 Visitors X12 times more.

C. 24,000,000 Visitors X24 times more.

D. 38,000,000 Visitors X38 times more.

See the answer at the end of the dough newsletter.

SPONSORED CONTENT
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Even with numerous areas for potential, you have to put in a lot of work. You have to constantly see what works best after trying several versions of the same thing, look for keywords in your niche, and study analytics to know where your highest quality traffic comes from.

Because of the required time and attention, affiliate marketing can get overwhelming for new affiliates. As a result, you may find it hard to make as many conversions as you feel like you should.

Discover the 8 tips that can help you boost your affiliate marketing strategy by Anna Gita, MaxWeb CEO, here.

BRAIN TEASER – THE ANSWER!

What Was The Number Of Visitors In May 2020?

A. 5,000,000 Visitors X5 times more.

B. 12,000,000 Visitors X12 times more.

C. 24,000,000 Visitors X24 times more.

D. 38,000,000 Visitors X38 times more.

The correct answer D.

United States Small Business Administration website number of visitors in 2020, rise X38 from 1 million visitors in January to 38+ million visitors in April.

Morning Dough - sba.gov

Source: SimilarWeb

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