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SEO Is Simpler Than You Think. 5 Things Every Beginner Needs to Know to Get It Right | Inc.com

As a non-tech founder, I understand the resistance that comes with doing anything that makes you feel stupid. For me, that includes web design, HTML, and search engine optimization (SEO). This was particularly embarrassing since SEO is one of the most foundational digital marketing tools in the …

Digital Marketing

How to Make Sure Your Business Shows Up In Google's Top Three | Inc.com

Google processes over 3.5 billion searches per day. While these searches cover millions of different topics, a significant portion are people looking for a business or service in their local area, making Google one of the most important tools for customers <i>and</i> businesses alike.<p>Despite the …

Small Business

The First 5 Steps to Launching a Successful Ecommerce Business

Make sure you get the right information at the right time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no shortage of information online on how to start an ecommerce business. A quick Google search reveals millions of results on the subject. But all that information might be …

eCommerce

10 Ways to Generate More Sales From Your Landing Page

When customers land on your page, you’re obviously hoping for conversions. However, if the site is too confusing or doesn’t explain what you do, it’s …

Marketing

10 Best Alternatives To Adobe Illustrator

It now costs $19.99 a month to get access to Adobe Illustrator CC. That’s $240 per year! Most graphic designers can’t afford a price like this. …

Graphic Design

Top 10 movie recommendation engines

<b>If you don't know what to watch Friday night, look no further than this list of the top movie recommendation engines on the Web. They all offer</b> …

14 Podcasts That Will Make You a More Successful Entrepreneur | Inc.com

If you're starting or growing a business, you need all the help you can get. But you're probably too maxed out on your schedule to read another business book, and you need information on the go.<p>So, while you're hitting the treadmill at your gym, tackling the morning commute, or taking the dog for a …

Entrepreneurship

A Small-Business Guide to Facebook Advertising (Infographic)

Facebook is one of the most effective marketing tools today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a small business, you don’t need to spend loads of money on advertising. There are plenty of free or low-cost tools that you can use to effectively market your company.<p>One of …

Small Business

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 …

eCommerce

How To Watch the 2017 Oscar Nominees Online

There's still time to binge the nominated films before the Oscars air on February 26.<p>Awards season comes to a close this Sunday, February 26, ending with the grandest show of them all: the Academy Awards. But before you cast your Oscar ballot or join your office pool, catch up on some of this …

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance indicators (KPIs). Founders cannot hope to grow a company in any meaningful way without an almost obsessive focus on its KPIs.<p>Why? Because KPIs, if constructed correctly, give management …

Startups

Social Media for E-Commerce Marketing [Infographic]

Marketers have had a notoriously hard time converting e-commerce customers via social channels, but it doesn't have to be that way, according to …

Marketing

The Best Marketing Software for Your Small Business | Inc.com

A well-planned, carefully-executed marketing strategy can be one of the best ways to get the word out about your brand, but without an expert to guide you, that can be a big challenge, especially if you're just starting out.<p>Since many small businesses don't have access to a full-time marketing …

Marketing

A Simple Formula for Mastering SEO the Easy Way

Great content and backlinks get you to the front of the line.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Trying to understand all the different facets and nuances of SEO is just about as difficult as trying to decipher an ancient language. There are hundreds of different factors …

Marketing

The 5 Stages Startups Must Go Through to Make That First $1 Million

What stage of business is your startup in?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all want our startup businesses to hit that coveted $1 million per year in revenue. The unfortunate truth is that only 4 percent of us actually make that goal.<p>This past year my company scaled …

Business Strategy

Quiz: What CSS framework should you use?

CSS can revolutionise your web layouts, help you create animated menus, responsive layout grids and more – but it can also be a real nightmare. We’ve …

CSS

4 Free Small Business Marketing Tools

Here's a list of four marketing tools that add real value -- but don't cost a thing!<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>There’s only one thing better than finding a cool new marketing tool, and that’s finding a <i>free,</i> cool new marketing tool. Here’s a list of four …

Small Business

Reykjavík, Iceland

Gundrún Lilja Gunnlaugsdóttir of Studio Bility takes us on a guided tour of the city by the smoky bay: Reykjavík, Iceland. She tells us about the local fascination with fairies, why we should keep an eye on the city's small but burgeoning design scene, and how, with all the collaboration going on, …

European Travel

10 Reasons you will love being an entrepreneur

Share14<p>Tweet<p>Share43<p>+12<p>Shares 59<p>If you’ve ever thought seriously about starting your own business, you know it requires a lot of hard work and …

10 Must-have business tools to be a more productive entrepreneur

Share26<p>Tweet<p>Share27<p>+13<p>Shares 56<p>As a modern online entrepreneur, you have access to some amazing resources. Entrepreneurs love to save money, but at …

10 Best documentaries every aspiring entrepreneur should watch

Share40<p>Tweet<p>Share61<p>+16<p>Shares 107<p>As an entrepreneur, you’re no doubt in constant search of new ways to grow your business. But who wants to slog …

The Best Business Products of 2016

We've tested several hundred Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business applications in the PC Labs over the past year, and found that 42 SaaS apps are …

Project Management

The Frankie Shop, an Instagram and Downtown NYC Favorite, Launches E-Commerce

The Frankie Shop is officially open for business online.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>209<p>The Frankie Shop is officially open for business …

How to Write a Small Business Marketing Plan

Starting a small business takes grit, passion, determination, and focus. Coming up with an idea that is profitable and fills a market need is no …

Connecting Asia's startup ecosystem

Analytics

A guide to using the Facebook Pixel

Facebook allows us many different ways to target users with advertising. Facebook rewards advertisers for posting relevant ads. Not only money can be …

Social Media