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Seven Essential Metrics for E-commerce Startups (with Templates)

The 7 most important e-commerce metrics a startup should be tracking in Google Analytics. How to find them, templates for success, and my favorite …

How to Build an Online Retailer to $1M in 18 Months ("EZ-Guide")

The lessons I learned while building a $1M online retailer in 18 months, from choosing a niche market, to developing a marketing strategy that will …

That Pyrosome Spotted In The Philippines May Actually Be A Mass Of Squid Eggs (UPDATED)

<b>UPDATE:</b> March 9 -- Diver Ryan Carpenter's video above was originally labeled as an interaction with a pyrosome. But after it went viral, marine biologist Rebecca Helm weighed in. A Ph.D. candidate at Brown University who has herself encountered a pyrosome, she thinks this particular sighting was …

"Productivity" Tricks for the Neurotic, Manic-Depressive, and Crazy (Like Me)

I originally wrote this post months ago, but I’ve been too self-conscious to publish it until now. This quote convinced me to put on my big girl …

Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes

How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in 1/3 or 1/5 the time?<p>Increasing reading speed is a process of …

Trade Show Publicity Secrets

Trade Show Publicity Secrets helps you get more out of your trade show experience.<p>Chances are you’re investing thousands of dollars and countless …

Elon Musk wants to spend $10 billion building the internet in space

The plan would lay the foundation for internet on Mars<p>Elon Musk's plan for satellite internet is even more ambitious than originally thought. At a SpaceX event in Seattle on Friday, the Tesla CEO told <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>that his unnamed Space Internet venture could one day stretch all the way to …

Here's a Good Reason Not to Fund Your 401(k)

Don't get too caught up in the amount of money you're saving for retirement. Focus instead on the income you'll have.<p>We save for retirement so we can …

Winter suns, anyone? Nasa produces vintage travel posters for newly discovered planets

If ever there was a destination worthy of a winter getaway, then it’s Kepler-16b, “the land of two suns”.<p>The planet, discovered in 2011, is one of three exoplanets (planets that orbit a star other than our sun), depicted in a series of striking vintage-style travel posters produced by Nasa’s Jet …

Posters

39 Ways to Get More Social Media Followers

Social media marketing needs an audience to work. But how do you build your social media audience? Here are 39 ways to acquire followers and keep them!<p>Social media marketing works only if you actually have fans or followers. This article will walk you through 39 proven methods for increasing your …

Social Media

How to Whip Your Audience into a Buying Frenzy

Looking to drastically boost your online sales. Follow these strategies.<p>Every business dreams of the fanatical customer base--a group of buyers so wild about your product that they will stay up all night camped outside retail stores to buy it. It's a customer base that is contagious with …

Marketing

50 Awesome Resources to Help You Be a Better Writer (and Content Marketer)

An epic list of resources, and something for everyone, regardless of experience or role.<p>Content. Every business wants content. Every business needs content (especially those that embrace content marketing to find and engage potential customers).<p>But that means you have to create content, and that …

Mare Island’s key place amid the tides of history

Several islands of San Francisco Bay have a long military history. Alcatraz was a U.S. military base before it was a prison, Nike missiles once bristled on Angel Island, and Treasure Island was a naval base for decades before it was sold to San Francisco in 2009.<p>But the island that has played the …

San Francisco

DJ QBert's Album Artwork Doubles as a DJ Controller

Back in 2013, legendary turntablist DJ QBert launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new album, <i>Extraterrestria</i>. While many crowdsourcing …