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If a man has these 9 qualities never let him go, scientists say

There are certain traits that the majority of heterosexual women look for in a man: kindness, GSOH, an understanding that the fight for gender …

Relationships

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

6 Powerful Tools To Drive Your Video Marketing in 2018 | Inc.com

<b>Instagram.</b> Instagram is useful for three reasons: For one, sometimes it's hard to figure out where to start, or, you've started and need new video ideas. Whichever bucket you fall into, Instagram can help. Scroll your feed for inspiration. The second benefit is to find actual video talent. IG works …

Marketing

101 Fascinating Facts About Domain Names [Infographic]

"Domain names play a crucial role in branding and SEO of a website," begins an infographic by review site Website Builder.<p>So it's important to think …

Worlds collide: VR and AR in 2018

Oculus, the company responsible for kickstarting the $2 billion virtual reality marketplace, knows virtual reality is not the future. As its engineers pour millions of Facebook's dollars into the second generation of VR headsets, the company's head of research, Michael Abrash, is preparing for a …

5 Signs Your Organization Might Be Headed for an Ethics Scandal

Corporations often approach ethics as an individual problem, designing oversight systems to identify the “bad apples” before they can turn the organization into a “rotten barrel.” But at places like Wells Fargo, FIFA, and Volkswagen, we can’t fully describe what happened by reading profiles of John …

The Nine Attributes Of The Most Effective LinkedIn Profiles

I deliver a lot of workshops on LinkedIn for corporate clients. As a result, I look at a lot of LinkedIn profiles – hundreds of them a year. And there are some things the most impressive ones have in common. You can have an “All-star” rating from LinkedIn, but that doesn’t mean your profile will do …

Leadership

Google Now Recommends Longer Meta Descriptions For New Longer Snippets

Last week, Google confirmed they are rolling out longer search snippets but they also said via Danny Sullivan that you do not need to, nor should …

7 E-Commerce Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Online | Inc.com

A year ago, I knew nothing about e-commerce. Over the last twelve months, I've had a crash course in the e-commerce world after jumping in headfirst to try my hand at running an online store.<p>Along the way, I made many mistakes--some of them very costly. Here's what I wish I had known before getting …

eCommerce

Your Three-Step Road Map to Creating Viral Content [Infographic]

Making content go viral is the holy grail of every marketer. And although there's no magic trick to make it happen, there are steps you can take to …

Infographics

9 Key Questions to Ask an SEO Company Before Hiring It -- or Firing It

Here are the questions to ask your SEO company to will give you a better understanding of its strategy before hiring it (or considering tossing it to the curb).<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your business is your baby. Whether you own the company or are a marketer …

At $1 billion a day, or more, online shopping has already set new record

It's barely Thanksgiving, and consumers have already spent $28.6 billion shopping online this month, 18 percent more than they did at this point in …

eCommerce

5 Simple Tricks to Vastly Increase Your Email Open & Conversion Rates | Inc.com

Email marketing can be one of the most effective and cheapest forms of digital marketing. However, that's only if you're able to use it correctly.<p>Many people slap together a newsletter and push it out to their list without much thought. Then they wonder why their open rates are so low or why email …

6 Crucial Elements You Need, to Optimize Your Ecommerce Website

Does "ROYGBIV" mean anything to you? It should.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ecommerce plays an increasingly integral role in both our online and offline lives. Whether we're purchasing electronics, books, clothing or groceries, chances are we at least occasionally …

Types of searches: Do you Know how they Go?

Everything you’ve ever searched on Google and Bing et al will fall into a category – but do you know what they are? Read on to up your SEO game<p>If you own a website or work for a business that has one, think about why people might search for you. What do they want to know? What do they want from …

How to speak SEO with total confidence

DA, PA, WWW, SERP... there are so many acronyms in Search Engine Optimisation that our caps lock keys are permanently jammed. So how can you use the main ones without sounding like a ruddy fool?<p>First of all, SEO is a marketing discipline that predominantly focuses on growing reach in organic …

Genius

How to optimise images for SEO

Optimising images is a crucial part of creating a user-friendly, Google-friendly website. The three key fields that must be addressed are the image’s title, alt text and caption<p>There’s a common misconception that Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is all about words on a page, but images are just as …

Steve Jobs called HP at 12 years old to ask for help — and his story shows what sets highly successful people apart

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He challenged other people to work harder, work longer, and do <i>more</i>— sometimes more than they thought was possible.<p>Jobs was ... well, let's just say that Steve Jobs was demanding.<p>But he also believed in the power of asking.<p>Granted, it's often not easy to …

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It | Inc.com

In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies to develop programs that help their highest potential leaders take that next step.<p>Regardless of the circumstance, we …

Leadership

Ecommerce Entrepreneurs: Use This Psychological Trick to Sell More

It's called social proof -- looking to others when you are unsure what to do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently started training in jiu-jitsu, a martial art focused on ground fighting. On my first day of class, I walked onto the mats and was greeted by a dozen …

23 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Website

So let’s just say you’re a budding entrepreneur. You’ve gone into business for yourself and setup that all-important website. It’s your digital storefront. No need for that brick-and-mortar store anymore. No need for the random person to patronize your shop from the street. Today, all you need are …

Marketing

6 Tips For Convincing Customers to Purchase Your E-Commerce Product | Inc.com

Everyone with an e-commerce product to sell has the same question: How can I acquire more customers?<p>Plenty of sources will offer you tricked-out strategies to manipulate SEO, create a viral YouTube campaign, and so on. It's easy to get so caught up in these tips that we overlook the basics. But in …

10 Steps Everyone Must Take to Get Rich

These moves will be your foundation for establishing positive financial habits that will move you closer toward your goal.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The millennial generation is at the point now where they’re starting to think hard about how to build long-term …

SEO Talk: How to Excel in On-Page Optimization

Show Google Who’s BossThe post SEO Talk: How to Excel in On-Page Optimization appeared first on Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips …

6 Investment Strategies For Founders Raising Funding

Marketing is evolving, and the content that’s produced by you and your marketing team is no longer restricted to one department. You probably know that content can boost sales, and it plays an important role in attracting, hiring, and training the right talent. But it can also help founders and …

6 Must-Do's for Effective Social Media Marketing

Six marketing experts give their best advice on how to grow an audience, regardless of your budget.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lot of businesses do social media marketing wrong. They hear everyone screaming, “You must have a social media presence,” but what that …

Become a Thought Leader in Your Industry

Becoming a thought leader in your industry is a process, one that shouldn't be taken lightly. Here are five steps to get you started.<p>Being a thought …

What 60 Straight Months of Selling on LinkedIn Taught Me | Inc.com

Having spent the past 60 months testing, tweaking and refining various approaches on how to sell B2B products and services over on LinkedIn, I've found that the world's largest social network for professionals is indeed a fertile ground for sales and marketing - <i>if</i> you use the right approach.<p>Some …

Selling

4 Sales Tactics to Grow an Ecommerce Company

How a company started in a college dorm turned into a 7-figure business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a business like FRESHeTECH, which created the first bluetooth shower speaker, going retail wasn’t an option due to cash flow constraints.<p>Instead, the college …

South Africa Ready For Low-Carbon Energy Production With New Nuclear And More Renewables

On March 31st, the Department of Energy in the Republic of South Africa finishes its public comment period on how the country plans to move away from coal and towards low-carbon sources like nuclear and renewables.<p>This is not a simple move. Generation of electricity in South Africa is …